Carrasco '67
Title Carrasco '67 PDF eBook
Author Elaine Broun
Pages 234
Release 2021-08-02

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1967 Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay. Terrorism has no boundaries. Anyone can be a target.Elaine Broun's Carrasco 67' tells the harrowing tale of one man's journey to save his family - and himself. Peter Gray was the golden child of the accounting world. Tall, blonde, blue eyed, and charismatic, he captivated all who crossed his path. After accepting a Managing Partner role with Pradman Industries, Peter quickly and passionately set out to both elevate the firm and conquer the social scene of the elite within the suburb of Carrasco, Uruguay. The subject of terrorism, no thanks to the Tupamaros, was common fodder for the dinner table - Peter's included. Dangerous encounters intermingled with daily living and the reign of terror began. If your family was in imminent danger - and you had no idea where they were - what would you do? Would you fall apart? Give up? Or do everything in your power to keep them safe? The answer determines which side of the line you're on between men and boys. Evil has eyes everywhere. Is someone watching you?

The Incomparable Monsignor
Title The Incomparable Monsignor PDF eBook
Author J. L. Heilbron
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 337
Release 2022-05-26
Genre Science
ISBN 0192670611

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Through Francesco Bianchini, the 'greatest Italian of his time' this book explores the exciting meeting of science, history, and politics in early modern Europe. Born in a time where entry into the church granted power, privilege, and access to the most exciting ideas of his time, the magnificent Monsignor Francesco Bianchini was an accomplished player in the political, scientific, and historical arenas of early modern Europe. Among his accomplishments were writing a universal history from the creation to the fall of Assyria; discovering, excavating, and interpreting ancient buildings; and designing a papal collection of antiquities that was later partially realized in the Vatican museums. He was also responsible for confirming and publicizing Newton's theories of light and color; discovering several comets; and building the most beautiful and exact heliometer in the world in the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome. Bianchini's international reputation earned him election to the Académie royale des sciences of Paris and the Royal Society of London. As a trusted servant of Pope Clement XI, he helped to execute the difficult balancing act the papacy practiced during the War of the Spanish Succession, which pitted Britain, the Dutch Republic, and the Habsburg Empire against France and Spain. One of his assignments also resulted in attachment to the cause and person of the Old Pretender, James III, the Stuart claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Through the career of this eminent and adept diplomat, astronomer, archaeologist, and historian, J. L. Heilbron introduces a world of learning and discovery, Church and State, and politics and power.