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  • City of Thieves
  • David Benioff
  • Italian
  • 20 April 2020
  • 9788854502956

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Free download City of Thieves ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free O e abbandono della divisa la pena prevista in tempo di guerra è una sola la fucilazione Stamattina i soldati sono andati a prenderli alle Croci il cupo carcere di mattoni rossi sulla Neva e li hanno condotti in una maestosa villa col portico di legno dove si aggiravano centinaia di berretti rossi e blu della NKDV la polizia segreta Dopo ualche istante di attesa i due ragazzi si sono ritrovati al cospetto di un colonnello con un collo taurino e tre stelle ben in vista sulle mostrine della divisa Il colonnello li ha dapprima suadrati poi li ha invitati a seguirlo fino ai margini del fiume Sulla Neva ghiacciata una ragazza pattinava I capelli corvini legati in uno chignon morbido le guance sferzate dal vento faceva piroette. Growing up in Poland you couldn t escape but be exposed to Polish war movies and dramas The war defined this country and its people with the country being completely destroyed and around 56 million people dead because the Western powers trusted Stalin the country borders also changed with parts of eastern Poland being ceded to contemporary Ukraine and Lithuania But the rotten top of the cake came when the country fell under the influence of the USSR and disappeared behind the Iron Curtain for over half a century However Polish people are stubborn the 1980 Solidarity led to the creation of the Soviet s block first trade union and the subseuent protests formed a wave of reactions throughout Europe which eventually led to countries breaking away from the Soviet sphere of influence and gaining independenceSo what did the Polish people do during all these grim years And they were grim all right imagine walking into a store and seeing nothing literally nothing on its shelves and then going into another one and seeing empty shelves again and in another one and another Food stamps were not welfare number of goods one could purchase was limited with most not being available at all The black market flourished for those who could afford it but mostly people stood in long ueues to buy whatever was available at the moment Everything was scarceimage error Three Railway Engines years And they were grim all right imagine walking into a store and seeing nothing literally nothing on its shelves and then going into another one and seeing empty shelves again and in another one and another Food stamps were not welfare number of goods one could purchase was limited with most not being available at all The black market flourished for those who could afford it but mostly people stood in long ueues to buy whatever was available at the moment Everything was scarceimage error

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Free download City of Thieves ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È l’inverno del 1941 a Leningrado La città è sotto l’assedio delle truppe tedesche e i suoi abitanti non hanno mai patito tanta fame e tanto freddo Per Lev diciassette anni naso grosso e capelli neri figlio di un poeta ebreo scomparso un pomeriggio d’estate del 1937 dopo una visita della polizia sovietica alla sede della sua rivista letteraria e per Kolja giovane cosacco con la faccia impertinente il mento forte il naso dritto e un ciuffo ribelle in testa la fame e il freddo sono però ben poca cosa rispetto a uello che la legge marziale prevede per loro Lev ha rubato il coltello a un paracadutista tedesco morto assiderato e Kolja ha avuto la brillante idea di disertare E per simili reati furto ai danni dello stat. I have read some good fiction lately but this one is special like Catcher in the Rye or The Curious Incident or maybe The Kite Runner Instead of telling the story I will make observations as to why I loved it 1 Many historical fiction novels are written from the perspective of the thinking of the time Although it is interesting to observe how people think people thought in the past it can be a little too un modern and sometimes boring like reading Moby Dick or some other great but somewhat over the top book Here we are set back in time by the grandson who is just like us telling the story his grandfather tells him but with language and interpretations that are how we think about things today Instead of finding this tool to be unrealistic and too Hollywood modern I found just the opposite I felt like I really was back in time and I related to the characters like they were my best friends and buddies I loved this approach to history telling 2 The primary relationship in the book is between a shy 17 year old Jewish boy who is intelligent clever educated and a great story teller There is a running dialogue in his head describing his sometimes ridiculous and unimportant thoughts and observations as life threatening things are occurring His older buddy is a young man of the world a college boy who is experienced with women a writer and philosopher a handsome and sometimes arrogant guy He puts his arm around his younger shy friend s shoulder and starts to teach him about wine women and song It is a touching and fun relationship that works as well as any friendship relationship I ve ever read The observations of the younger as to the older s sometimes graphic and raunchy statements and experiences are absolutely brilliant and spot on This is how life and relationships really work and the author has been able to convey these experiences in a way that makes us relive similar things in our lives as older kids taught us about what really goes on in the adult world and we re half thinking it s a lie and half believing it yet shaking our heads I can t think of a book I ve read that does this kind of coming of age relationship as well 3 Because the story moves fast and is about relationships and internal observations you would think that the history of the time is secondary However the story gives us a very realistic feeling of how it must have been to be suffering through the invasion of the Germans into Leningrad in the horrible cold of the winter without much good food or shelter or euipment There is a lot of good information about the cold and calculated way of the Nazis and the underfunded and yet heroic attempts of the Russian people to fend them off And yet as important as the historical setting of the book is the thing that makes it work well is the commentary and thoughts of our two friends and eventually heroes 4 There are many other great characters in the book from the brilliant and interesting Nazi leader an intense and talented young female sniper and the spoiled and wealthy man who sends them on their ridiculously trivial mission in the first place This book is the reason you read fiction Viata lui Ceausescu. 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