Il Mondo Di Kolko

Autor: Rodolfo Fontana
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517637347
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Sono trascorsi quindici anni da quando Davide Kolko ha realizzato un rivoluzionario propulsore spaziale, capace di attraversare il sistema solare nel giro di alcune ore. In questo tempo il mondo è profondamente cambiato grazie alle ricchezze del cosmo, ora a portata di mano, che hanno notevolmente innalzato il tenore di vita sulla Terra. La Corporazione Spaziale, l'impresa creata da Kolko per lo sfruttamento del cosmo, detiene l'esclusiva sui nuovi propulsori ed ha realizzato basi spaziali sulla luna, Mercurio, Cerere ed Europa, mentre fioriscono le città orbitali intorno al pianeta madre. Il prossimo, importante passo per la colonizzazione del sistema solare è rappresentato dal titanico progetto di terraformazione del pianeta Venere. Questo ambizioso programma risveglierà tuttavia la mai completamente sopita ostilità dei poteri forti della Terra, che mal hanno tollerato, fin dal principio, il monopolio della Corporazione Spaziale sull'accesso alle risorse del cosmo. Le tensioni cresceranno rapidamente fino al punto di rottura, tra intrighi, complotti e colpi di scena, costringendo tutti gli attori a cercare nuovi equilibri e soluzioni non convenzionali. Le fazioni si contenderanno la vittoria senza esclusione di colpi, per essere protagoniste nel nuovo assetto del potere nel sistema solare, senza rendersi realmente conto che la vera posta in gioco è il futuro dell'umanità.La "Secessione", secondo volume della trilogia "Il mondo di Kolko", è un romanzo completo ed autonomo, che può essere letto anche senza conoscere il primo capitolo della storia.

Tribune Of Rome

Autor: Robert Fabbri
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 085789482X
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One man, born in rural obscurity, destined to become one of Rome's greatest Emperors26 AD: 16-year-old Vespasian leaves his family farm for Rome, his sights set on finding a patron and following his brother into the army, but he discovers a city in turmoil and an Empire on the brink. The aging emperor Tiberius is in seclusion on Capri, leaving Rome in the iron grip of Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard. Sejanus is ruler of the Empire in all but name, but many fear that isn't enough for him. Sejanus' spies are everywhere—careless words at a dinner party can be as dangerous as a barbarian arrow. Vespasian is totally out of his depth, making dangerous enemies (and even more dangerous friends—like the young Caligula) and soon finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy against Tiberius. With the situation in Rome deteriorating, Vespasian flees the city to take up a position as tribune in an unfashionable legion on the Balkan frontier. Even here, rebellion is in the air and unblooded and inexperienced, Vespasian must lead his men in savage battle with hostile mountain tribes. Vespasian will soon realize that he can't escape Roman politics any more than he can escape his destiny.

Class Struggle

Autor: Domenico Losurdo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349706604
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Available for the first time in English, this book examines and reinterprets class struggle within Marx and Engels’ thought. As Losurdo argues, class struggle is often misunderstood as exclusively the struggle of the poor against the rich, of the humble against the powerful. It is an interpretation that is dear to populism, one that supposes a binary logic that closes its eyes to complexity and inclines towards the celebration of poverty as a place of moral excellence. This book, however, shows the theory of class struggle is a general theory of social conflict. Each time, the most adverse social conflicts are intertwined in different ways. A historical situation always emerges with specific and unique characteristics that necessitate serious examination, free of schematic and biased analysis. Only if it breaks away from populism can Marxism develop the ability to interpret and change the world.

Eagles In The Storm

Autor: Ben Kane
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409052206
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AD 15. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered, and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren’t nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion’s eagle found and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius – devious, fearless – is burning for revenge of his own. Charismatic as ever, he raises another large tribal army, which will harry the Romans the length and breadth of the land. Soon Tullus finds himself in a cauldron of bloodshed, treachery and danger. His mission to retrieve his legion’s eagle will be his most perilous yet...

Revolution And Other Writings

Autor: Gustav Landauer
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604864133
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The first comprehensive collection of Gustav Landauer’s writings in English, this valuable addition to the history of anarchism in the early 20th century gathers more than 40 influential works by one of Germany’s most prominent radical agitators. The readings presented here cover Landauer’s entire political biography, from his early anarchism of the 1890s and his philosophical reflections at the turn of the century to the subsequent establishment of the Socialist Bund and his tireless agitation against the coming Great War. Additional chapters on war and nationalism, the United States and Mexico, and opinion pieces and personal letters reveal the further scope of Landauer’s thinking with pieces on corporate capital, education, language, and Judaism.

Rome S Fallen Eagle

Autor: Robert Fabbri
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1782390332
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Vespasian's fourth adventure—can he escape his own Emperor's wrath?Caligula has been assassinated and the Praetorian Guard have proclaimed Claudius Emperor—but his position is precarious. His three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas, and Callistus, must find a way to manufacture a quick victory for Claudius—but how? Pallas has the answer: retrieve the Eagle of the Seventeenth, lost in Germania nearly 40 years before. Who but Vespasian could lead a dangerous mission into the gloomy forests of Germania? Accompanied by a small band of cavalry, Vespasian and his brother try to pick up the trail of the Eagle, but they are tailed by hunters who pick off men each night and leave the corpses in their path. Someone is determined to sabotage Vespasian's mission. In search of the Eagle and the truth, pursued by barbarians, Vespasian will battle his way to the shores of Britannia.

Out Of Control

Autor: Zbigniew Brzezinski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439143803
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Brzezinski provides a stark and realistic look at the world's economy and moral crisis in a brilliant analysis of today's geopolitical order. If America is to reassert its moral legitimacy, Brzezinski argues, it must address its basic dilemmas, including deepening poverty, inadequate health care and education, a greedy wealthy class opposed to progressive taxation, and the mass media's promotion of sex and violence. In the new world of rival global power clusters, Brzezinski urges a greater role for the United Nations and "redistribution of responsibilities" within the trilateral nexus of Europe, America and East Asia (Publisher’s Weekly).

Fortune S Children

Autor: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688103863
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Fortune's Children tells the dramatic story of all the amazingly colorful spenders who dissipated such a vast inheritance.