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Louis XIV

The birth of the future "Louis XIV" was a grand affair of state. It was also an event thar fell just short of being miraclulous: the King and Queen had been married for 23 years and they detested each other. After that unfruitful marriage everyone had become resigned to...

Goethe

"Goethe" saw many thigs during its log span: wars, upheavals in society, far-reaching changes in living conditions, radical transformations in the sciences and arts, the reign of Frederik II of Prusia, th Seven Years' War, the American and the French Revolutions, Napoleon's meteoric rise and fall... "Goethe" whitnessed the...

Cortés

La Conquista de México toca una fibra muy sensible y arroja una cruda luz sobre la compleja mezcla de la civilización humana. En este encuentro del Viejo y el Nuevo Mundo, choque muy violento, cada uno ve la barbarie en el otro campo, pero también ve otras cosas. ¿Cómo...

Columbus

In 1492 Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Palos in Spain to Guanahani, which he renamed San Salvador. Two weeks later he discovered Cuba. In all he made four voyages to the New World, presenting Spain with a vast new empire and, through his discoveries, nearly doubling the...

Geronimo

The Heroes and Warriors series captures the romance and adventure of the past, by telling the stories of the lives of famous champions and warlords. Narrated by Jason Hook, the name, life and legend of “Geronimo”, the last hostile to surrender and leader of the Apache rebelión first with Mexico...

Charlemagne

The Heroes and Warriors series captures the romance and adventure of the past, by telling the stories of the lives of famous champions and warlords. Bob Stewart tells us the progress of the leader of the Franks from the German Rhinnelands till filled the vacuum left by the fall of...

Tina Turner

“Tina Turner” is the queen of rock and roll (1990). She ‘s also a grandmother, an actress, a Buddhist and –most of all- a survivor. Stephen Rabley tells us about her in this book.

Tin Lizzie

‘All the world wanted it. Young men in every country looked for it. In 1885, it was the big question of the day. They wanted a car…’ This is the story of Henry Ford, his farm´s engines and the famous Ford T, “Tin Lizzie”, the model of car that...

Montañas como islas

En los duros años de la Gran Depresión, en los Montes Apalaches de Tennessee, impera la ley seca. Pequeño Árbol tiene cinco años. Tras quedarse huérfano es enviado a vivir junto con sus abuelos cheroquis. Al principio es demasiado pequeño para comprender el mundo que le rodea, pero el...

El adversario

Emmanuel Carrère nos ofrece en “El adversario” una versión narrativa del asesinato múltiple perpetrado el 9 de enero de 1993 por un ciudadano francés, residente en territorio suizo. Tras años de engañar a familia y amigos fingiéndose médico de la OMS sin haber estudiado Medicina, aquel día mató a...