The Great Dictionary English - Portuguese

Book of The Great Dictionary English - Portuguese
The Great Dictionary English - Portuguese is book by N.a, publish by Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer with 1000 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Benjamin Maximilian Eisenhauer
  • Isbn : :
  • Pages : 1000
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

This dictionary contains around 60,000 English terms with their Portuguese translations, making it one of the most comprehensive books of its kind. It offers a wide vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms. The terms are translated from English to Portuguese. If you need translations from Portuguese to English, then the companion volume The Great Dictionary Portuguese - English is recommended.

The Day Hope and History Rhymed in East Timor

Book of The Day Hope and History Rhymed in East Timor
  • Author : Pat Walsh
  • Publisher : Kepustakaan populer gramedia
  • Isbn : : 602481206X
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Political Science

In 1999, in a remote corner of the world, something almost miraculous happened. After 500 years of colonialism, the political stars finally aligned and the people of Timor-Leste, written off as losers in the face of irreversible odds, successfully voted for freedom. Twenty years on, Pat Walsh remembers the day like it was yesterday. In this colourful collection of stories about Timor-Leste, he also draws on his many years living in Dili to recall with wry affection the city’s traffic, roosters and a motley array of characters. The latter range from a Norwegian bishop to a cockfight promoter, an Australian called Dagg, a honey seller, a cat with only six lives, a girl called Menahaha, and two intellectual giants whose contributions to their human rights are largely unknown in Timor-Leste. Believing that the past is a friend to lean on, not an enemy, he also takes the opportunity to remind the Indonesian military of their failings. But, in the same vein, he also laments the futile loss of Indonesian lives, the damage to Indonesia’s dignity, and the subversion of the rules-based international order that marked the 24 year occupation. Written with touches of humour, The Day Hope and History Rhymed in East Timor is a personal, insightful, and sometimes whimsical, set of narratives that fills a gap between the academic and the trivial on this endearing, but improbable, new nation.

Moon Portugal

Book of Moon Portugal
  • Author : Carrie-Marie Bratley
  • Publisher : Moon Travel
  • Isbn : : 1640491821
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Travel

From trendy cities to classic fishing villages, soak up the romance of this charming country with Moon Portugal. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries including a ten-day tour of the best of Portugal and two days in Lisbon, designed for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Relax on a beach sipping vinho verde and snacking on freshly grilled sardines (a Portuguese classic!). Shop for hand-painted tiles or authentic leather goods, visit the famous Port wine cellars, or browse contemporary galleries and museums along Lisbon's cosmopolitan avenues. Savor a romantic meal on cobblestone esplanades and catch a traditional fado show in an intimate bar. Explore the Roman ruins in Évora, trek majestic mountain ranges, cruise the Sado River, or soak in a volcanic hot spring Trusted advice from long-time Portugal resident Carrie-Marie Bratley Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on Portugal's landscape, history, and cultural customs In-depth coverage of Lisbon, the Algarve, the Alentejo, Porto and Northern Portugal, Coimbra and Central Portugal, and the Azores and Madeira Handy tools such as visa information, a Portuguese phrasebook, and tips for traveling with children or as a senior With Moon Portugal's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Seeing more of the Iberian Peninsula? Check out Moon Barcelona & Madrid or Moon Barcelona Walks.

The Portuguese

Book of The Portuguese
  • Author : Barry Hatton
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Isbn : : 1908493399
  • Pages : 291
  • Category : History

Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent?s south-west rim. In the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Age of Discovery the Portuguese led Europe out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic and they brought Asia and Europe together. Evidence of their one-time four-continent empire can still be felt, not least in the Portuguese language which is spoken by more than 220 million people from Brazil, across parts of Africa to Asia. Analyzing present-day society and culture, The Portuguese also considers the nation?s often tumultuous past. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake was one of Europe?s greatest natural disasters, strongly influencing continental thought and heralding Portugal?s extended decline. The Portuguese also weathered Europe?s longest dictatorship under twentieth-century ruler Ant¢nio Salazar. A 1974 military coup, called the Carnation Revolution, placed the Portuguese at the centre of Cold War attentions. Portugal?s quirky relationship with Spain, and with its oldest ally England, is also scrutinized. Portugal, which claims Europe?s oldest fixed borders, measures just 561 by 218 kilometres . Within that space, however, it offers a patchwork of widely differing and beautiful landscapes. With an easygoing and seductive lifestyle expressed most fully in their love of food, the Portuguese also have an anarchical streak evident in many facets of contemporary life. A veteran journalist and commentator on Portugal, the author paints an intimate portrait of a fascinating and at times contradictory country and its people.

The High Mountains of Portugal

Book of The High Mountains of Portugal
  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Isbn : : 0345809459
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction

With this highly anticipated new novel, the author of the bestselling Life of Pi returns to the storytelling power and luminous wisdom of his master novel. The High Mountains of Portugal is a suspenseful, mesmerizing story of a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching the lives of three different people and their families, and taking us on an extraordinary journey through the last century. We begin in the early 1900s, when Tomás discovers an ancient journal and sets out from Lisbon in one of the very first motor cars in Portugal in search of the strange treasure the journal describes. Thirty-five years later, a pathologist devoted to the novels of Agatha Christie, whose wife has possibly been murdered, finds himself drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest. Fifty years later, Senator Peter Tovy of Ottawa, grieving the death of his own beloved wife, rescues a chimpanzee from an Oklahoma research facility and takes it to live with him in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, where the strands of all three stories miraculously mesh together. Beautiful, witty and engaging, Yann Martel's new novel offers us the same tender exploration of the impact and significance of great love and great loss, belief and unbelief, that has marked all his brilliant, unexpected novels.

Lonely Planet Portugal

Book of Lonely Planet Portugal
  • Author : Lonely Planet,Gregor Clark,Duncan Garwood,Catherine Le Nevez,Kevin Raub,Regis St Louis,Kerry Walker
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Isbn : : 1788686810
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : Travel

Lonely Planet’s Portugal is your passport to the most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the labyrinthine alleyways of Lisbon’s Alfama district; discover the baroque churches and plazas of Ribeira in Porto; and play in the waves in the Algarve - all with your trusted travel companion.

World Football Club Crests

Book of World Football Club Crests
  • Author : Leonard Jägerskiöld Nilsson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1472954262
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation

An illustrated exploration of the design, meaning and symbolism of world football club crests. Why is there a devil shown on the crest of Manchester United? Which club's crest motto is 'To Dare Is To Do'? And whose emblem depicts a bear and a strawberry tree? From the seahorses of Newcastle United to the royal crown of Real Madrid, via the riveting hammers of West Ham United, Valencia's famous bat design and German club St Pauli's unofficial skull-and-crossbones emblem, there is a story behind every crest, a tale of identity. Covering more than 200 clubs from 20 different leagues, World Football Club Crests explores the design, meaning and symbolism of the game's most famous club crests to reveal why the badges look as they do. This carefully curated collection charts the continuing evolution of the designs and describes the changing styles, varied influences and remarkable controversies that have shaped football's most iconic crests. These important symbols of football heraldry will never be viewed in the same way again.


Book of Conquerors
  • Author : Roger Crowley
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn : : 0571290914
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : History

As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire. In an astonishing blitz of thirty years, a handful of visionary and utterly ruthless empire builders, with few resources but breathtaking ambition, attempted to seize the Indian Ocean, destroy Islam and take control of world trade. Told with Roger Crowley's customary skill and verve, this is narrative history at its most vivid - a epic tale of navigation, trade and technology, money and religious zealotry, political diplomacy and espionage, sea battles and shipwrecks, endurance, courage and terrifying brutality. Drawing on extensive first-hand accounts, it brings to life the exploits of an extraordinary band of conquerors - men such as Afonso de Albuquerque, the first European since Alexander the Great to found an Asian empire - who set in motion five hundred years of European colonisation and unleashed the forces of globalisation.

COPA90: Our World Cup

Book of COPA90: Our World Cup
  • Author : Copa90
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : : 0241335310
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

The World Cup's kicked off! Who's going to take home the trophy? How will Spain get on with the sudden arrival of Hierro? Will Ronaldo add the World Cup to his absurdly large trophy cabinet? Will the press leave Raheem Sterling alone for five minutes? ----------------------------- COPA90 is THE home of global football fan culture. Their fridges are stocked, their phones are fully charged and the flags are flying. They are ready for the world cup. Get yourself a copy of COPA90: Our World Cup: A Fans' Guide to 2018- the REAL fan's guide to the event of the year. This isn't just about the star players. This is about: · All 32 nations, their rising stars and their biggest legends · Russia's stadiums and cities. The COPA90 team have been there. They know where to go. · The EPIC underdogs · Nightmare performances... Beckham, we're looking at you, mate Get in on the action and wow everyone with your World Cup knowledge!

Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa

Book of Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa
  • Author : Al J. Venter
  • Publisher : Helion and Company
  • Isbn : : 1910294306
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : History

Nominated for the NYMAS Arthur Goodzeit Book Award 2013 Portugal's three wars in Africa in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea (Guiné-Bissau today) lasted almost 13 years - longer than the United States Army fought in Vietnam. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era. Commonly referred to as Lisbon's Overseas War (Guerra do Ultramar) or in the former colonies, the War of Liberation (Guerra de Libertação), these struggles played a seminal role in ending white rule in Southern Africa. Though hardly on the scale of hostilities being fought in South East Asia, the casualty count by the time a military coup d'état took place in Lisbon in April 1974 was significant. It was certainly enough to cause Portugal to call a halt to violence and pull all its troops back to the Metropolis. Ultimately, Lisbon was to move out of Africa altogether, when hundreds of thousands of Portuguese nationals returned to Europe, the majority having left everything they owned behind. Independence for all th Indeed, on a recent visit to Central Mozambique in 2013, a youthful member of the American Peace Corps told this author that despite have former colonies, including the Atlantic islands, followed soon afterwards. Lisbon ruled its African territories for more than five centuries, not always undisputed by its black and mestizo subjects, but effectively enough to create a lasting Lusitanian tradition. That imprint is indelible and remains engraved in language, social mores and cultural traditions that sometimes have more in common with Europe than with Africa. Today, most of the newspapers in Luanda, Maputo - formerly Lourenco Marques - and Bissau are in Portuguese, as is the language taught in their schools and used by their respective representatives in international bodies to which they all subscribe. ing been embroiled in conflict with the Portuguese for many years in the 1960s and 1970s, he found the local people with whom he came into contact inordinately fond of their erstwhile 'colonial overlords'. As a foreign correspondent, Al Venter covered all three wars over more than a decade, spending lengthy periods in the territories while going on operations with the Portuguese army, marines and air force. In the process, he wrote several books on these conflicts, including a report on the conflict in Portuguese Guinea for the Munger Africana Library of the California Institute of Technology. Portugal's Guerrilla Wars in Africa represents an amalgam of these efforts. At the same time, this book is not an official history, but rather a journalist's perspective of military events as viewed by somebody who has made a career of reporting on overseas wars, Africa's especially. Venter's camera was always at hand; most of the images used between these covers are his. His approach is both intrusive and personal and he would like to believe that he has managed to record for posterity a tiny but vital segment of African history.


Book of Lisboeta
  • Author : Nuno Mendes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1408877023
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Cooking

Lisbon is known as Portugal's 'City of Light', its beautiful, tiled buildings and cobbled streets illuminated by the reflections of the nearby waters. It is also one of the great undiscovered culinary centres of Europe. Internationally renowned chef Nuno Mendes is a 'Lisboeta' (native of Lisbon) and in this groundbreaking cookbook, he invites you to experience his favourite places, and the incredible food you will discover there. Sharing recipes inspired by the dishes that he loves, Nuno takes you through a typical day in Lisbon. Here you will discover the secrets to the most delicious pastéis de nata, the custard tarts for which Lisbon is so famous, and bolas de Berlim, fluffy doughnuts stuffed with custard that are sold on the beach. For lunch you might sample some typical seafood, like squid sizzling in a pan with garlic and coriander, or grilled sardines with a roasted green pepper salad. And as night draws in, Nuno offers his recipes for rich and warming dishes like slow-baked lamb chanfana and roasted orange-rub pork belly with fennel – which may even be followed with a cheeky prego sandwich after dinner. These are the heart-warming, vibrant dishes of a city with a modern, bustling food scene that is nevertheless steeped in centuries-old traditions. Nuno's portraits of Lisbon's idiosyncrasies are threaded through the pages: impromptu sardine grills, endless snacking and city-wide street carnivals. With luminous photography shot on location, this book will bring to life Portugal's magnificent capital city and its fabulous cuisine.

200 Wonders of the World

Book of 200 Wonders of the World
  • Author : Vishv Books
  • Publisher : Vishv Books Private Limited
  • Isbn : : 8179877477
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles

When speaking about the Wonders of the World, we mostly refer to the well-known Seven Wonders. But are there only those? Do wonders only refer to historical structures, or to giant structures that bear testimony to the ultimate capability of Man? Is the Model T Ford not a wonder? Is Mount Rushmore not a wonder? This book contains a compilation of 200 wonders, which not only includes structures, but also incidents, discoveries and works that have changed the way we think or even the way we live. Classified into Classical, Natural, Structural, Architectural, Cultural, and Technological Wonders, this book serves as a holistic guide to the wonders that have inspired us, as also to the wonders that have long gone unnoticed.

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Book of Darius the Great Is Not Okay
  • Author : Adib Khorram
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : : 0525552987
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA. Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award “Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.” —Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian—half, his mom’s side—and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life. Darius has never really fit in at home, and he’s sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn’t exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they’re spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city’s skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush—the original Persian version of his name—and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he’s Darioush to Sohrab. Adib Khorram’s brilliant debut is for anyone who’s ever felt not good enough—then met a friend who makes them feel so much better than okay.


Book of Gauchos
  • Author : G Wayne Hacker
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : : 9781456803537
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Sports & Recreation

Through a humorous twist of fate, Mr. Hacker was "volunteered" to coach childrens soccer during the seventies, and continued to work with young people through the eighties, nineties and early two thousands. In the beginning there were no soccer fields or well groomed complexes, soccer moms nor even any youth size soccer balls in the stores. A lot of history transpired during that period and as chronologically noted, effected the authors life in many wonderous and sometimes bizzare ways - which makes for a colorful and many times inspirational reading. While only a handful of teams are noted in this accounting, Coach Hacker trained over six hundred and fifty youngers in four different cities during his thirty-five year romp through young soccer. Join Coach Hacker as he relives those heartfelt times in "Gauchos."


Book of Skylight
  • Author : José Saramago
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Isbn : : 0544084985
  • Pages : 321
  • Category : Fiction

The denizens of a rundown building in 1940s Lisbon come to sparkling life in this lost early novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Blindness. The renowned Portuguese author Jose Saramago was at the beginning of his career when he submitted his novel Skylight for publication in 1953. It then sat lost among stacks of manuscripts for thirty-six years. Published posthumously according to Saramago’s wishes, the world can finally enjoy this “fascinating and startlingly mature work” set in 1940’s Lisbon (Boston Globe). The inhabitants of a faded apartment building are struggling to make ends meet: Silvio the cobbler and his wife take in a disaffected young lodger; Dona Lídia, a retired prostitute, is kept by a businessman with a roving eye. Humble salesman Emilio’s Spanish wife is in a permanent rage; beautiful Claudinha’s boss lusts for her; Justina and her womanizer husband live at war with each other. Happy marriages, abusive relationships, jealousy, gossip, love—Skylight is a portrait of ordinary people painted by the master of the quotidian, a great observer of the immense beauty and profound hardship of the modern world. “There is no shortage of wonders to be found in [Skylight].” —Washington Post

Emotions, Language and Identity on the Margins of Europe

Book of Emotions, Language and Identity on the Margins of Europe
  • Author : K. Giorgi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : : 1137403489
  • Pages : 234
  • Category : History

When a word describing an emotion is said to be untranslatable, is that emotion untranslatable also? This unique study focuses on three word-concepts on the periphery of Europe, providing a wide-ranging survey of national identity and cultural essentialism, nostalgia, melancholy and fatalism, the production of memory and the politics of hope.

The Greats on Leadership

Book of The Greats on Leadership
  • Author : Jocelyn Davis
  • Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
  • Isbn : : 1857889924
  • Pages : 228
  • Category : Business & Economics

You don?t need a big title or a business degree in order to lead with impact. What you need is practical wisdom: the insight, judgment, and strength of character that all great leaders have, but that most business schools and corporate workshops don?t teach. The Greats on Leadership gets you there. Jocelyn Davis takes you on an in-depth tour of the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries, featuring classic authors from Plato to Winston Churchill, Shakespeare to Jane Austen, C.G. Jung to Peter Drucker, and many more. In a style both thought provoking and entertaining, she shows how -history?s great writers have always been, and still are, the real leadership gurus. Davis spells out the behaviors that distinguish true leaders from misleaders and covers 20 specific leadership topics, including: Leadership Traps (Shakespeare) Change (Machiavelli) Power (Sophocles) Dilemmas (Madison, Hamilton) Communication (Lincoln, Pericles) Personality Types (Jung) Motivation (Frankl) Judgment (Maupassant, Melville, Austen, Shaw) Character (Churchill, Plutarch, Shelley, Joyce) Each chapter begins with a synopsis of a great work by the author and then draws out the key leadership insights, weaving them together with business examples, the best contemporary research, and tools to help put it all into practice. In the last two chapters Davis presents a new way to think about leadership levels, framing them in terms of the impact you have rather than the title on your business card. Whether you?re a recent graduate or MBA searching for something more inspiring than the standard textbook, a new manager looking for something deeper than the typical how-to book, or an experienced executive seeking ideas to lift you to the next level, this remarkably readable and practical guide will set you on the road to becoming a great leader.

The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text)

Book of The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text)
  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : East West Studio
  • Isbn : :
  • Pages : 500
  • Category : Fiction

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

Ways to Disappear

Book of Ways to Disappear
  • Author : Idra Novey
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : : 0316298506
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction

Best of 2016 -- NPR, BUST Magazine Buzzfeed's Best Debuts of 2016 Winner of the 2016 Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize for Fiction New York Times Editors' Choice 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover selection "An elegant page-turner....Charges forward with the momentum of a bullet." --New York Times Book Review For fans of Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette, an inventive, brilliant debut novel about the disappearance of a famous Brazilian novelist and the young translator who turns her life upside down to follow her author's trail. Beatriz Yagoda was once one of Brazil's most celebrated authors. At the age of sixty, she is mostly forgotten-until one summer afternoon when she enters a park in Rio de Janeiro, climbs into an almond tree, and disappears. When her devoted translator Emma hears the news in wintry Pittsburgh, she flies to the sticky heat of Rio. There she joins the author's son and daughter to solve the mystery of Yagoda's disappearance and satisfy the demands of the colorful characters left in her wake, including a loan shark with a debt to collect and the washed-up editor who launched Yagoda's career. What they discover is how much of her they never knew. Exquisitely imagined and as profound as it is suspenseful, Ways to Disappear is at once a thrilling story of intrigue and a radiant novel of self-reckoning.

Open Veins of Latin America

Book of Open Veins of Latin America
  • Author : Eduardo Galeano
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : : 0853459916
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : History

Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.