El desembre de l’any 1945, un avió britànic aterra a Bückeburg (Alemanya) i en baixa un home que porta una petita bossa de viatge negra; es dirigeix a la presó de Hamelin, on dotze criminals de guerra alemanys estan empresonats, amb una sinistra missió. Cinquanta-quatre anys després, a Suècia, Herbert Molin, un policia jubilat que porta una vida tranquil·la al poblet de Härjedalen, és assassinat d’una manera brutal: literalment, l’assassí l’ha mort a fuetades; a més, la policia descobreix unes petjades de sang molt estranyes al voltant del cadàver, com si algú hi hagués fet uns passos de ball. Un antic company de Molin, el jove Stefan Lindman, decideix viatjar a Härjedalen per tal d’esbrinar els fets tot i patir problemes greus de salut. A poc a poc descobrirà unes misterioses connexions entre la mort de Molin, els col·laboracionistes durant la segona guerra mundial i els grups neonazis del present. Però Lindman ja no pot fer marxa enrere: cada pista que troba és una nova passa que l’impulsa a conèixer la veritat.
Fifty-four years after war criminals are hanged in ruined Nazi Germany, a retired police officer is found slaughtered on his farm in Sweden, leading a former colleague to investigate and to uncover the links between the death and global Neo-Nazi activity. By the author of The Dogs of Riga. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Master and Margarita (Russian: Ма́стер и Маргари́та) is a novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, written between 1928 and 1940, but unpublished in book form until 1967. The story concerns a visit by the devil to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union. Many critics consider it to be one of the best novels of the 20th century, as well as the foremost of Soviet satires.
Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary
Author: Carol Styles Carvajal, Jane Horwood, Nicholas Rollin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Up-to-date coverage of more 170,000 words and phrases, and 240,000 translations, as well as notes on the life and culture of countries of the Spanish-speaking world, are provided in an authoritative, concise dictionary.
The American Educator
Author: Daniel Garrison Brinton, Marcus Benjamin
Fear and Loathing in La Liga is the definitive history of the greatest rivalry in world sport: FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid. It's Messi vs. Ronaldo, Guardiola vs. Mourinho, the nation against the state, freedom fighters vs. Franco's fascists, plus majestic goals and mesmerizing skills. It's the best two teams on the planet going head-to-head. It's more than a game. It's a war. It's El Clásico. Only, it's not quite that simple. Spanish soccer expert and historian Sid Lowe covers 100 years of rivalry, athletic beauty, and excellence. Fear and Loathing in La Liga is a nuanced, revisionist, and brilliantly informed history that goes beyond sport. Lowe weaves together this story of the rivalry with the history and culture of Spain, emphasizing that it is “never about just the soccer.” With exclusive testimonies and astonishing anecdotes, he takes us inside this epic battle, including the wounds left by the Civil War, Madrid's golden age in the fifties when they won five European cups, Johan Cruyff's Barcelona Dream Team, the doomed Galáctico experiment, and Luís Figo's “betrayal.” By exploring the history, politics, culture, economics, and language—while never forgetting the drama on the field—Lowe demonstrates the relationship between these two soccer giants and reveals the true story behind their explosive rivalry.
A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book
The Secret Agent
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Random House
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GILES FODEN London is under threat. It has become a haven for political exiles and anarchists. Frequent bomb threats and disturbances interrupt the lives of the city's inhabitants, who live in fear of the terrorists in their midst. One such terrorist is Verloc. He is the secret agent who is given the mission to strike right at the heart of London's pride by blowing up Greenwich Observatory. But his decision to drag his innocent family into the plot leads to tragic consequences on a more personal than political level.