Biographies

Download Six Byzantine Portraits (Oxford University Press Academic by Dimitri Obolensky PDF

By Dimitri Obolensky

A set of biographies, this booklet tells the tale of six notable men--four of them said saints--who lived among the ninth and sixteenth centuries in East Europe and, via beginning, occupation, or own conditions, belonged concurrently to the Greek and Slav worlds. From Clement of Ohrid, Theophylact of Ohrid, and Vladimir Monomakh, to Sava Nemanjic, Cyprian, and Maximos the Greek, Obolensky's pix supply wealthy perception into the varied cosmopolitan international of japanese Europe, the function those males performed within the background of the Byzantine cultural commonwealth, and the contribution they made to ecu heritage.

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Download Dicker Hals und kalte Füße was Redensarten über Körper und by Walter Schmidt PDF

By Walter Schmidt

Eine heitere Einführung in die Psychosomatik

- Entlarvend und überraschend: Dieses Buch bringt uns dazu, den eigenen Körper mit anderen Augen zu sehen

- Amüsant und mit einem Augenzwinkern geschrieben, von medizinischen Fachleuten geprüft und für intestine befunden

- Ein gewinnbringendes und lesenswertes Buch und ein wunderbares Geschenk für die beste Freundin

Er hat nicht Medizin studiert, plappert munter drauf los, haut manchmal daneben, liegt aber erstaunlich oft richtig: der Volksmund. Tag für Tag wagt er Urteile, die Ärzte erst nach gründlicher Untersuchung fällen würden.

Klar ist: Wird die Seele missachtet, leidet der Körper. Darüber legt die Alltagssprache seit vielen hundert Jahren beredtes Zeugnis ab: Wenn uns etwas unter die Haut oder an die Nieren geht, die Sprache verschlägt oder uns das Herz in die Hose rutscht – hinter solchen Metaphern verbergen sich erstaunlich oft physiologische Vorgänge.

Wo der Volksmund Recht hat und wo er irrt, das ergründet Walter Schmidt in seinem unterhaltsamen Buch am Beispiel zahlreicher Redensarten. Dass die Wahrheit meist irgendwo dazwischen liegt, macht es umso spannender, sich ihr zu nähern. Und werden Redensarten über Körper und Seele mal ganz wörtlich genommen, kommt etwas völlig Unerwartetes zum Vorschein.

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Download Sibelius : a composer's life and the awakening of Finland by Sibelius, Jean; Sibelius, Jean; Goss, Glenda Dawn PDF

By Sibelius, Jean; Sibelius, Jean; Goss, Glenda Dawn

One of the 20 th century’s maximum composers, Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) nearly stopped writing track over the last thirty years of his lifestyles. Recasting his mysterious musical silence and his undeniably influential existence opposed to the backdrop of Finland’s nationwide awakening, Sibelius may be the definitive biography of this artistic legend for a few years to come.

Glenda sunrise Goss starts off her sweeping narrative within the Finland of Sibelius’s early life, which remained less than Russian regulate for the 1st 5 many years of his existence. targeting formerly unexamined occasions, Goss explores the composer’s formative reports as a Russian topic and a member of the Swedish-speaking Finnish minority. She is going directly to hint Sibelius’s relationships along with his inventive contemporaries, with whom he labored to herald a golden age of track and artwork that may endow Finns with a feeling of delight of their historical past and inspire their hopes for the chances of nationhood. Skillfully evoking this inventive climate—in which Sibelius emerged as a leader—Goss creates a stunning portrait of the portray, sculpture, literature, and track it encouraged. to resolve the inner most riddles of Sibelius’s lifestyles, paintings, and enigmatic silence, Goss contends, we needs to comprehend the awakening within which he performed so nice a role.

Situating this nationwide artistic tide within the context of Nordic and eu cultural currents, Sibelius dramatically deepens our wisdom of a misunderstood musical significant and an immense bankruptcy within the highbrow heritage of Europe.

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Download Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic by Leslie Kimmelman, Victor Juhasz PDF

By Leslie Kimmelman, Victor Juhasz

In June of 1939, the USA performed host to 2 very unique site visitors. British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth have been coming to the US. because it was once the 1st stopover at ever by way of reigning British royalty, it used to be an opportunity for the United States to construct a more robust dating with the British, in particular in these difficult occasions. at the household aspect, many folks did not have jobs, housing, or meals. across the world, Adolf Hitler, Germany's chief, was once threatening the nations round him and conflict loomed at the horizon. yet First girl Eleanor Roosevelt observed the stopover at as a chance for the USA to put aside its cares for your time and expand a hot welcome and hand of friendship to the royal visitors. As a part of the festivities, Eleanor hosts an all-American picnic that comes with sizzling canine, a menu merchandise that shocks a few humans.

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Download Tom Monaghan : Domino's Pizza innovator by Sheila Griffin Llanas PDF

By Sheila Griffin Llanas

During this name, unwrap the lifetime of gifted Dominos Pizza innovator Tom Monaghan! Readers will get pleasure from getting the news in this nutrition Dude, starting along with his adolescence in a Michigan orphanage and foster care. scholars can stick to Monaghans luck tale from university dropout to US Marine Corps to profitable pizza chain businessman. Monaghans kin and retirement years also are highlighted. enticing textual content familiarizes readers with themes of curiosity together with his effect on pizza supply criteria. An exciting sidebar, a worthwhile timeline, a word list, and an index complement the historic and colour photographs showcased during this inspiring biography. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

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Download 41 und 14. Meine unmögliche Liebe zu einem Teenager by Renata Juras PDF

By Renata Juras

Als Handball-Trainerin einer Nachwuchsmannschaft verliebt sich Renata Juras in ihren besten Spieler und er sich in sie. Die 41-jährige weiß, dass sie alles verlieren wird, wenn sie sich auf diese Liebe einlässt, doch sie folgt ihrem Herzen. was once heimlich begann, wurde in Österreich zum Skandal, der die Schlagzeilen füllte. Sie verlor ihren activity, ihren Ruf und musste schließlich vor Gericht, weil ihr Geliebter minderjährig warfare. Trotzdem bereut sie nichts, denn ihre Liebe hält bis heute.

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Download Roberto Clemente (The Great Hispanic Heritage) by Susan Muaddi Darraj PDF

By Susan Muaddi Darraj

Turning out to be up in poverty in Puerto Rico, the Roberto Clemente by no means imagined that via baseball, he might be able to make a distinction within the lives of his kin and millions of others. notwithstanding the adventure to the US used to be jam-packed with stumbling blocks Clemente succeeded in successful the hearts and minds of the Pittsburgh fanatics.

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Download Sir Edmund Hillary (Great Explorers) by Samuel Willard Crompton PDF

By Samuel Willard Crompton

After years of teaching with the British Mount Everest excursion, Edmund Hillary, besides Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, accomplished the not easy climb to develop into the 1st males to arrive the summit of the world's maximum height, Mount Everest, on might 29, 1953. This identify is helping you know about this bold explorer and his accomplishments.

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