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Download e-book for iPad: Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of Fifty by James Gulliver Hancock

By James Gulliver Hancock

ISBN-10: 1452114560

ISBN-13: 9781452114569

This cultural who's-who illuminates 50 well-known figures, from Leonardo da Vinci to Coco Chanel, throughout the attention-grabbing minutiae in their lives. Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts ancient icons in quirky annotated graphics surrounded through their linked possessions, luggage, and foibles. Hemingway's leisure pursuits, Amelia Earhart's most well liked dessert, Martin Luther King Jr.'s favourite television show—each portrait unearths the normal quirks of those impressive humans and captures their personalities within the technique. An exquisitely illustrated almanac and cultural literacy cheat sheet, this enjoyable and informative assortment bargains either heritage buffs and paintings fans a treasure trove of fascinating proof approximately liked artists, writers, thinkers, and dreamers.

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Es suficiente, por sí solo, para hacer huir despavori­ dos a los voceros de las infamias del Gobierno criminal y des­ piadado que sufre la República». Fidel Castro. —Yo me acuerdo perfectamente de las arengas que hice. Eran alegatos breves, dramáticos, apelaban al sentimien­ to de la gente frente al gobierno corrompido, ladrón, por cuya culpa se había sacrificado el dirigente limpio, honrado. Aren­ gué mucho, porque me di cuenta de la situación de los medios masivos en su avidez por informar y dar a conocer opiniones.

Su espacio radial se convirtió en el más escuchado. Él también se acercó a Chibás, a los ortodoxos. Vio que era el partido y el movimiento del futuro. Incluso, creo que fue en las elecciones de 1950 que se postuló para representante y rompió los récords de votación para el cargo. Sacó decenas de miles de votos preferenciales —alrededor de 71 000, que era una enorme votación— en la ciudad de La Habana, dentro del Partido Ortodoxo. Entré en relaciones con él, precisamente porque los estudiantes le llevábamos noticias, denuncias.

Y, además, mucho de aque­ llo lo aprendí gradualmente. ¿Quién me enseñó cuando llegué a la Universidad? El tipo de política, cómo hacer, cómo ganar el apoyo de la gente, la voluntad de la gente; es una mezcla de factores políticos, psicológicos. A la gente le gusta que cuen­ ten con ella, a la gente le agrada que le pidan apoyo. , denuncié con todas las pruebas un negocio millonario. No habían podido desalojar a la gente como antes, compraron muy barato el terreno; después que empezaron a construir, comenzaron a vender.

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