Fernando Torres is one of the hottest properties in world football. From local Madrid idol to Kop hero and European Championship winner, he talks here for the...... more
Fernando Torres is one of the hottest properties in world football. From local Madrid idol to Kop hero and European Championship winner, he talks here for the first time about the unique challenges faced in his two years in England, with candid snapshots of his life on and off the field.
"At the heart of "American Widow" is the notion of Sept. 11 as a personal, rather than a national or political, tragedy, which, this achingly tender work...... more
"At the heart of "American Widow" is the notion of Sept. 11 as a personal, rather than a national or political, tragedy, which, this achingly tender work reminds us, is exactly what it was." --" LA Times" Want to honor those who passed during 9-11? Turn off the stupid documentary glorifying all of those images we've seen over and over, and read this sincere account of how that fateful day effected one person that represents all of us." -- Aint It Cool News "[A] raw, occasionally maddening, bracing graphic memoir... Unbearably moving." -- The "New York Times" Book Review "Reading it, you feel that Torres could be your friend or neighbor; she makes an epic tragedy intimate." -- "Newsday" On September 10, 2001, Eddie Torres started his dream job at Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The next morning, he said goodbye to his 71/2-months-pregnant wife, Alissa, and headed out the door. In an instant, Alissa's world was thrown into chaos. Forced to deal with unimaginable challenges, Alissa suddenly found herself cast into the role of "9/11 widow," tossed into a storm of bureaucracy, politics, patriotism, mourning, consolation, and, soon enough, motherhood. Beautifully and thoughtfully illustrated, American Widow is the affecting account of one woman's journey through shock, pain, birth, and rebirth in the aftermath of a great tragedy. It is also the story of a young couple's love affair: how a Colombian immigrant and a strong-minded New Yorker met, fell in love, and struggled to fulfill their dreams. Above all, American Widow is a tribute to the resilience of the human heart and the very personal story of how one woman endured a very public tragedy.
Description Compared to more traditional roses, the Chilean Santa Digna is a wine of unmistakable personality: original, young and nonconformist. Its stylish...... more
Description Compared to more traditional roses, the Chilean Santa Digna is a wine of unmistakable personality: original, young and nonconformist. Its stylish charm is the result of careful vinification of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, during which only a short contact is allowed between grape skins and juice. Wine and Food Delicious with cured sausages, meat pies and many pasta dishes. The perfect wine for sweet-and-sour Chinese dishes. Tasting Notes Fragrant and floral, with a temptingly fruity sensuality. On the palate the wine is voluptuous, with a silky texture and the sort of fresh, fruity body (blackcurrant, cranberry, redcurrant) that only Pacific Cabernet Sauvignon roses can offer.
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Advantages: Good food, good atmosphere Disadvantages: None
...checking menus etc and so when we went out in the evening we had narrowed our choice down to a few select places. In the end we decided, based on location and menu, on La Torre.
There's not much point in describing the location - Benahavis pretty much consists of one road and a few pedestrian streets. Trust me, you'd find it easily.
I can't really describe the interior of the building except that...
Advantages: Wide-ranging, detailed, incisive look at the years leading up to war Disadvantages: The occasional omission or questionable argument, inevitable in a book of this nature
...One could argue that the main title of this book is slightly questionable. Throughout the half-century or so preceding the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, Europe had rarely been a conflict-free zone, with the Franco-Prussian, Graeco-Turkish and Balkan wars for a start. However, it is only reasonable to add the qualification that the majority of the continent was at peace with itself and most...
Advantages: Broad scope, engaging narrative, fascinating military history Disadvantages: Diplomatic history not so assured, bias in focus towards Western front
...the First World War. With this peak of interest it is unsurprising that publishers are heavily promoting new general interest books on the subject. This is how I came to pick up Max Hastings? Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 for £15 from Tesco. Not a bad price for a hefty hardback, but was it worth the read?
It?s easy to be cynical about the coming World War One centenary fanfare. It?s a chance...