It was the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold. In 1985, at a heated auction by Christie's of London, a 1787 bottle of Château Lafite Bordeaux - one of a cache of bottles unearthed in a bricked-up Paris cellar and supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson - went for $156,000 to a member of the Forbes family. The discoverer of the bottle was pop-band manager turned wine collector Hardy Rodenstock, who had a knack for finding extremely old and exquisite wines.
"Not just for enophiles"
"The Letter" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Listening In" by Seymour Hersh; "Private Jihad" by Benjamin Wallace-Wells; "Caught" by Ian Frazier; "Central Casting" by Jeffrey Goldberg: What is the Democrats' best way to win?; and "Heaven Can Wait" by Anthony Lane.
At daybreak on April 6, 1862, Confederate forces launched a bold suprise attack on the Union army, encamped in southwestern Tennesse. The battle of Shiloh, also known as the battle of Pittsburg Landing, would prove to be the bloodiest battle up until that point in United Staes history. The two day battle would cost a staggering 23,000 casualties. Both sides were stunned at the appalling loss of life. At the time, neither realized that three more years of such bloodshed were still to come.
"POOR LEADERSHIP BUT GREAT FIGHTING OF THE SOLDIERS"
Dai maggiori esponenti del Nuovo Pensiero, una raccolta di testi che ti fa conoscere il segreto per diventare ricchi. Con questo audiobook inauguriamo la serie A51 Tips, un modo inedito per stimolarti a conoscere e mettere in pratica gli insegnamenti dei maestri del Nuovo Pensiero e focalizzarti su specifiche tematiche che riteniamo fondamentali per la crescita personale di ognuno.
"Flip-Flop Flap", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "H-Bloo on A-Rod", by Ben McGrath; "Shape-Shifter", by Paul Goldberger; "Surfing the Universe", by Benjamin Wallace-Wells; "Fourteen Passive-Aggressive Appetizers", by Yoni Brenner; "The Lion and the Mouse", by Jill Lepore.