Short summary of the published work to date of author Yvan Figueiras Ruiz, including “Hay otros lugares… pero están en este”, a charity venture in favour of Doctors without Frontiers in which more than 40 authors collaborated
We want to start a series of videos in pur YouTube channel about our favorite topics and nothing better than to do it with de Titanic and the presentation of the book R.M.S. Titanic that took place in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
The great investigator of misteries in the Basque Country Enrique Echazarra is the one doing the introduction.
Presentation in Zaragoza of the essay book Jack the Ripper: open case, written by Yvan Figueiras Ruiz and winner of the VII International Prize of History Juan Antonio Cebrián.
Accompaning us is the always great Carlos Ollés.
Jack el Destripador: caso abierto es el dossier de investigación más completo sobre los crímenes que tiñeron de sangre el barrio londinense de Whitechapel durante todo un otoño de terror. Hoy conocemos los perfiles de aquellas mujeres que fueron víctimas de un arma de doble filo: la sociedad que las marginó relegándolas al alcohol, la miseria y la prostitución; y la mano del asesino que aprovechó las cloacas de la sociedad de la época para asesinar impunemente. La obra, merecedora del VII Premio Juan Antonio Cebrián, se adentra en la escena del crimen poniendo sobre la mesa fichas de sospechosos, evidencias, recortes de prensa, perfiles de las víctimas, contexto social y las más recientes investigaciones, convirtiendo al lector en el auténtico detective.
Easter Island, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and the most isolated inhabited place of the planet, hides one of the most intriguing mysteries of archaeology. In this volcanic island of only 163.3 sqare kilometers and a population of no more than 4000 people, we can count around 900 statues called moai; statues with an average of 4 1/2 meters of height and a weight of 14 tons, although some can reach 21 meters of height and more that 80 tons.
But why were they built, or how they were transported from the quarry where they were sculpted are not the only enigmas of this unusual place. The origins of the rapanui people, their language, their still undeciphered writing, petroglyphs, their burials and –above all– their strange cults and beliefs, make this place one of the most challenging to historians.
The author, who lived on the island for almost two months walking and studying it from corner to corner, gives us in this work a complitation of all the relevant investigations made to date about Rapa Nui and its past. Theories and hypothesis of the different scholars, the myriad of questions still to be answered and –why not– his own deductions, born from calmly reflecting between those archaeological remains, from intimate conversations with the islanders and from the vast documentation used.
An essential book for anybody wishing to dive into the mysteries and wonders that this place, called by its inhabitants the "Navel of the World", still hides.
Why did Titanic actually sink? Was she really considered unsinkable? Is it true she was the first vessel to send an S.O.S? Why did their crew apparently ignore all danger warnings? Is it true that an egyptian mummy was traveling on board and that there were amazing premonitions that foresaw the catastrophe?
This book tries to answer all these and many other questions, always from the witnesses point of view, the people that survived that cold april night in 1912. Ample documentation of the period studied by the author, together with his own experience as a sailor and as a diver, will give us a different point of view regarding a catastrophe about which everybody thinks they know inside out.
Maybe we'll see that everything we've been told isn't necessary the truth...