eBooks-share Biography & Autobiography Latest eBooks https://www.books-share.com/rss/biography-and-autobiography Latest Biography & Autobiography eBooks from Books-share.com en-us admin@ebooks-share.net admin@ebooks-share.net Fri, 24 May 2019 11:12:09 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life (by Jonathan White) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lincoln-on-law-leadership-and-life
Author(s): Jonathan White
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States, Reference > Quotations
Publisher: Cumberland House
Publish date: 2015-03-24
ISBN-10: 1492613983
ISBN-13: 9781492613985
Language: English
Description: Wisdom and stories from one of America's most unique legal minds Abraham Lincoln's success as a politician was rooted in experience in the courtroom. Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal crises, this self-taught prairie lawyer deftly led the nation by relying on the core principles he honed in his early career: honestly, self-discipline, and a powerful sense of social responsibility. Aspiring and practicing lawyers alike often looked to Lincoln for guidance—and his hard-won wisdom is as relevant today as ever. Drawn from his correspondence with aspiring attorneys as well as observations from friends and... more...
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Fri, 24 May 2019 11:12:09 GMT
Sunlight On My Shadow: My Secret Teen Pregnancy in the Sixties (by Judy Liautaud) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/sunlight-on-my-shadow-my-secret-teen-pregnancy-in-the-sixties
Author(s): Judy Liautaud
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: City Creek Press, Inc.
Publish date: 2013-02-16
ISBN-10: 1883841178
ISBN-13: 9781883841171
Language: English
Description: Sunlight on My Shadow is a candid telling of the damage done by harboring guilt and shame. It is a story of renewal and redemption. In 1966 when Judy became pregnant at the age of 16, her family kept her plight a secret. She was sent from her all-girls Catholic school to hide in a home for unwed mothers, give birth, and relinquish her baby girl to adoption. The fabricated story of her kidney disease was supposed to undo the impending damage to her reputation. Judy's father instructed her to never look back. Judy felt the grief and shame as a tangible lump within her body and fought to keep it contained within the shadows of... more...
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Fri, 24 May 2019 10:32:09 GMT
What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir (by Abigail Thomas) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/what-comes-next-and-how-to-like-it-a-memoir
Author(s): Abigail Thomas
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Women
Publisher: Scribner
Publish date: 2015-03-24
ISBN-10: 1476785058
ISBN-13: 9781476785059
Language: English
Description: From the bestselling author of A Three Dog Life, which “shines with honest intelligence” (Elizabeth Gilbert): a fresh, exhilarating, superbly written memoir about aging, family, creativity, tragedy, friendship, and the richness of life. What comes next? What comes after the devastating loss of Abigail's husband, a process both sudden and slow? What form does her lifelong platonic friendship take after a certain line is crossed? How to cope with her daughter’s diagnosed illness? Or the death of her beloved dog? Is life worth living without three cocktails before dinner? How do you paint the ocean on a sheet of glass? And how to like it? How... more...
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Fri, 24 May 2019 10:02:08 GMT
Misdiagnosed: One Woman's Tour of--And Escape From--Healthcareland (by Jody Berger) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/misdiagnosed-one-womans-tour-of-and-escape-from-healthcareland
Author(s): Jody Berger
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Medical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Health & Fitness > General
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publish date: 2014-09-23
ISBN-10: 1402293887
ISBN-13: 9781402293887
Language: English
Description: "Berger movingly details her journey to healing. Her indefatigable quest...underscores the fact that there is no such thing as one size fits all in medicine."—Gayatri Devi, MD, clinical associate professor, NYU School of Medicine, and author of A Calm Brain Taking charge of your health has never been so important as it is today. Jody Berger has discovered this first hand: at forty-three, the award-winning journalist and marathoner sees a doctor about a minor tingling sensation in her hands and feet. One MRI later, she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told to pick a drug and accept her fate. Instead Jody starts... more...
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Fri, 24 May 2019 09:46:08 GMT
I Was a Potato Oligarch: Travels and Travails in the New Russia (by John Mole) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/i-was-a-potato-oligarch-travels-and-travails-in-the-new-russia
Author(s): John Mole
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Business, Business & Economics > Entrepreneurship, Business & Economics > International, Humor > General, Travel > Reference
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publish date: 2008-07-21
ISBN-10: 1857885090
ISBN-13: 9781857885095
Language: English
Description: From the bestselling author of It's All Greek to Me! and a traveler who likes to get his hands-as well as his boots-dirty, comes a comedic look at madcap entrepreneurial adventures in Mother Russia. I Was a Potato Oligarch: Travels and Travails in the New Russia is the eye-wateringly funny true story of John Mole's travels and travails in Russia. Sometimes sinister, often hilarious and always entertaining, I Was a Potato Oligarch is a Russian feast-from caviar to samovar! The Soviet Union has disappeared along with nationality, currency, jobs, salaries, pensions and politics. Oligarchs pillage the nation. It looks as if Russia might become a... more...
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Fri, 24 May 2019 08:52:13 GMT
Steve Jobs (by Walter Isaacson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/steve-jobs
Author(s): Walter Isaacson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Business, Business & Economics > Industries, Computers > General, Technology & Engineering > General
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish date: 2011-10-24
ISBN-10: 1451648537
ISBN-13: 9781451648539
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 24 May 2019 08:22:43 GMT
A Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (by Rosalie David, Antony E. David, A. Rosalie David) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-biographical-dictionary-of-ancient-egypt
Author(s): Rosalie David, Antony E. David, A. Rosalie David
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies), Reference > General
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publish date: 1996-03
ISBN-10: 0806128224
ISBN-13: 9780806128221
Language: English
Description: Important historical and cultural figures as well as some well-known individuals in Egypt's long history (c 3100 BC - c AD 600) are incorporated in this work of reference. Rulers and members of their families, significant figures and important foreigners with whom the Egyptians came into contact are all included. The entries are based on original source material and there are bibliographies for each entry.
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Fri, 24 May 2019 05:56:02 GMT
Abstract City (by Christoph Niemann) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/abstract-city
Author(s): Christoph Niemann
Categories: Art > General, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Computers > Internet
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publish date: 2012-04-01
ISBN-10: 1419702076
ISBN-13: 9781419702075
Language: English
Description: In July 2008, illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann began Abstract City, a visual blog for the New York Times. His posts were inspired by the desire to re-create simple and everyday observations and stories from his own life that everyone could relate to. In Niemann’s hands, mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night’s sleep were transformed into delightful flights of visual fancy. The struggle to keep up with housework became a battle against adorable but crafty goblins, and nostalgia about New York manifested in simple but strikingly spot-on LEGO creations. This brilliantly... more...
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Fri, 24 May 2019 04:12:13 GMT
Red Cosmos: K. E. Tsiolkovskii, Grandfather of Soviet Rocketry (Centennial of Flight Series) (by James T. Andrews) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/red-cosmos-k-e-tsiolkovskii-grandfather-of-soviet-rocketry-centennial-of-flight-series
Author(s): James T. Andrews
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publish date: 2009-07-24
ISBN-10: 1603441689
ISBN-13: 9781603441681
Language: English
Description: Long before the space race captured the world’s attention, K. E. Tsiolkovskii first conceived of multi-stage rockets that would later be adapted as the basis of both the U.S. and Soviet rocket programs. Often called the grandfather of Russian rocketry, this provincial scientist was even sanctioned by Stalin to give a speech from Red Square on May Day 1935, lauding the Soviet technological future while also dreaming and expounding on his own visions of conquering the cosmos. Later, the Khrushchev regime used him as a "poster boy" for Soviet excellence during its Cold War competition with the United States. Ironically,... more...
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Fri, 24 May 2019 02:16:09 GMT
Piracy: Leakages from Modernity (by Martin Fredriksson, James Arvanitakis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/piracy-leakages-from-modernity
Author(s): Martin Fredriksson, James Arvanitakis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General
Publisher: Litwin Books
Publish date: 2014-07-01
ISBN-10: 1936117592
ISBN-13: 9781936117598
Language: English
Description: "Piracy" is a concept that seems everywhere in the contemporary world. From the big screen with the dashing Jack Sparrow, to the dangers off the coast of Somalia; from the claims by the Motion Picture Association of America that piracy funds terrorism, to the political impact of pirate parties in countries like Sweden and Germany. While the spread of piracy provokes responses from the shipping and copyright industries, the reverse is also true: for every new development in capitalist technologies, some sort of "piracy" moment emerges. This may be most obvious in the current ideologisation of Internet piracy, where the rapid spread of so called... more...
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Thu, 23 May 2019 18:12:05 GMT
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son (by Lori Duron) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/raising-my-rainbow-adventures-in-raising-a-fabulous-gender-creative-son
Author(s): Lori Duron
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publish date: 2013-09-03
ISBN-10: 0770437729
ISBN-13: 9780770437725
Language: English
Description: Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi."    C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff—really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on... more...
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Thu, 23 May 2019 12:32:02 GMT
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism (by Naoki Higashida) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-reason-i-jump-the-inner-voice-of-a-thirteen-year-old-boy-with-autism
Author(s): Naoki Higashida
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Medical, Family & Relationships > Children with Special Needs
Publisher: Random House
Publish date: 2013-08-27
ISBN-10: 0812994868
ISBN-13: 9780812994865
Language: English
Description: You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.   Using an alphabet grid to painstakingly construct words, sentences, and thoughts that he is unable to speak out loud, Naoki answers even the most delicate... more...
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Thu, 23 May 2019 03:52:07 GMT
Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives (by John Elder Robison) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/raising-cubby-a-father-and-sons-adventures-with-aspergers-trains-tractors-and-high-explosives
Author(s): John Elder Robison
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Family & Relationships > Children with Special Needs, Family & Relationships > Family Relationships, Family & Relationships > Parenting
Publisher: Crown
Publish date: 2013-03-12
ISBN-10: 0307884848
ISBN-13: 9780307884848
Language: English
Description: The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son—complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble   Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison was never a model child, and he wasn’t a model dad either. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of forty, he approached fatherhood as a series of logic puzzles and practical jokes. When his son, Cubby, asked, “Where did I come from?” John said he’d bought him at the Kid Store and that the salesman had cheated him by promising Cubby would “do all chores.” He read electrical... more...
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Thu, 23 May 2019 03:42:10 GMT
The Other Side of Eden: Life With John Steinbeck (by Andrew Harvey, John Steinbeck IV, Nancy Steinbeck) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-other-side-of-eden-life-with-john-steinbeck
Author(s): Andrew Harvey, John Steinbeck IV, Nancy Steinbeck
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Biography & Autobiography > Literary
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish date: 2001-02
ISBN-10: 1573928585
ISBN-13: 9781573928588
Language: English
Description: As the son of a celebrated literary icon, John Steinbeck IV grew up in a privileged world peopled by the literati and the intellectual elite. Sadly, it was also a world of alcoholism, bitter divorce, estrangement, and abuse, on the part of both his mother and father. In this fascinating memoir, the late son and namesake of John Steinbeck writes with great insight and a gift for lyrical expression about his often painful youth. Left unfinished at his untimely death, this testament to his life is here reconstructed by his wife of twelve years. Interweaving her own reminiscences of her life with John Steinbeck IV, Nancy Steinbeck has created an... more...
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Thu, 23 May 2019 03:26:14 GMT
Billie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon (by Donald Clarke) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/billie-holiday-wishing-on-the-moon
Author(s): Donald Clarke
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Women, Humor > General, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publish date: 2002-06
ISBN-10: 0306811367
ISBN-13: 9780306811364
Language: English
Description: Based on unrivaled access to archival interviews with those who knew her at every stage of her life, the most revealing biography of the incomparable Lady Day
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Wed, 22 May 2019 11:56:02 GMT
Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna (by Dennis McKenna) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/brotherhood-of-the-screaming-abyss-my-life-with-terence-mckenna
Author(s): Dennis McKenna
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud
Publish date: 2012
ISBN-10: 0878396365
ISBN-13: 9780878396368
Language: English
Description: For those who lived through what is sometimes called the Psychedelic Revolution, Terrence McKenna is a legend. Once referred to as "the intellectual's Timothy Leary." Terence attained iconic status as a radical philosopher, futurist, cultural critic, and raconteur. His unorthodox ideas about the evolutionary and cultural impact of psychedelic drugs shocked many and resonated with many others. In 1971, we embarked on an expedition to the Amazon, bent on uncovering the real mystery behind psychedelic experience. Terrence died in 2000, never to learn if his predictions about the end of the world, in his particular sense, were true. As Terence's... more...
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Wed, 22 May 2019 10:56:05 GMT
The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's Campaign to Transform India (by Lance Price) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-modi-effect-inside-narendra-modis-campaign-to-transform-india
Author(s): Lance Price
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, History > Asia
Publisher: Quercus
Publish date: 2015-03-24
ISBN-10: 1623659388
ISBN-13: 9781623659387
Language: English
Description: From the author of Where Power Lies and The Spin Doctor's Diary, comes a new book that tells the story of Narendra Modi's meteoric rise to power on the international stage, The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi's Campaign to Transform India. With exclusive access to the architects of Modi's campaign, Prime Minister Modi and his current cabinet, Mr. Price has delivered an insider's account of this incredible political movement. In examining Modi's character and his position as leader of an increasingly powerful nation, Mr. Price explores the global impact of Modi's victory and its on-going transformation of international politics. On May 16, 2014,... more...
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Wed, 22 May 2019 09:16:02 GMT
Chosen for This Gift (by Barb Felt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/chosen-for-this-gift
Author(s): Barb Felt
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Specific Groups, Family & Relationships > Children with Special Needs, Religion > General
Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc.
Publish date: 2012-03-06
ISBN-10: 1937600947
ISBN-13: 9781937600945
Language: English
Description: There were times in the hospital when Amy was sleeping that I would go to the window and look out at the city of Minneapolis...I could see all the people busy, moving about and I would think, 'What's it all for?' I was mad at God. I was tired of fighting. Tired of hospitals and tubes and bad reports. Death had already taken my son and was trying to take my daughter. I wanted to quit. But God never let me hit rock bottom. Even when I felt I was there. We all face tragedy in our lives. My goal is that as you read my story, you will find hope in facing the trials in your life and turn what seems like tragedy into triumph.
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Wed, 22 May 2019 08:48:02 GMT
Calum's Road (by Roger Hutchinson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/calums-road
Author(s): Roger Hutchinson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Publish date: 2008-05-01
ISBN-10: 1841586773
ISBN-13: 9781841586779
Language: English
Description: Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until semi-automation in 1967 reduced his responsibilities. So what he decided to do, says his last neighbour, Donald MacLeod, was to build a road out of Arnish in his months off. With a road he hoped new generations of people would return to Arnish and all the north end of Raasay. And so, at the age of 56, Calum MacLeod, the last man left in northern Raasay, set about single-handedly constructing the impossible road. It would become a romantic, quixotic venture, a kind of sculpture; an obsessive... more...
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Wed, 22 May 2019 07:16:02 GMT
Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries (by Magdolna Hargittai) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/women-scientists-reflections-challenges-and-breaking-boundaries
Author(s): Magdolna Hargittai
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Women, Science > History
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-04-01
ISBN-10: 0199359989
ISBN-13: 9780199359981
Language: English
Description: Magdolna Hargittai uses over fifteen years of in-depth conversation with female physicists, chemists, biomedical researchers, and other scientists to form cohesive ideas on the state of the modern female scientist. The compilation, based on sixty conversations, examines unique challenges that women with serious scientific aspirations face. In addition to addressing challenges and the unjustifiable underrepresentation of women at the higher levels of academia, Hargittai takes a balanced approach by discussing how some of the most successful of these women have managed to obtain professional success and personal happiness. Women Scientists portrays... more...
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Wed, 22 May 2019 06:46:05 GMT
The Philosophy of Spike Lee (The Philosophy of Popular Culture) (by Mark T. Conard) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-philosophy-of-spike-lee-the-philosophy-of-popular-culture
Author(s): Mark T. Conard
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Drama > General, Philosophy > General
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Publish date: 2011-06-14
ISBN-10: 0813133807
ISBN-13: 9780813133805
Language: English
Description: Over his twenty-plus year tenure in Hollywood, Spike Lee has produced a number of controversial films that unapologetically confront sensitive social issues, particularly those of race relations and discrimination. Through his honest portrayals of life's social obstacles, he challenges the public to reflect on the world's problems and divisions. The innovative director created a name for himself with feature films such as Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992), and with documentaries such as 4 Little Girls (1997) and When the Levees Broke (2006), breaking with Hollywood's reliance on cultural stereotypes to portray... more...
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Wed, 22 May 2019 05:16:12 GMT
WINGED SCALPEL (by Richard Villar) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/winged-scalpel
Author(s): Richard Villar
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Medical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2013-01
ISBN-10: 1781591687
ISBN-13: 9781781591680
Language: English
Description: In this fast-paced narrative, ex-SAS surgeon Richard Villar provides 'a very personal insight into the difficulties, dangers and occasional virtual impossibility of providing medical aid to disaster areas and war zones.He shares his remarkable experiences in the aftermath of three major earthquakes - Kashmir (2005), Java (2006) and Haiti (2010) - as well as in the Libyan civil war (2011).Readers are given a no-holds-barred introduction to a world which the vast majority will have only scant knowledge of. The author describes what happens on the ground before a full aid program swings into action. Arriving in a stricken area with the infrastructure... more...
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Wed, 22 May 2019 04:52:02 GMT
Medicine's Michelangelo: The Life & Art of Frank H. Netter, MD (by Francine Mary Netter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/medicines-michelangelo-the-life-and-art-of-frank-h-netter-md
Author(s): Francine Mary Netter
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Medical, Humor > General, Medical > Anatomy
Publisher: Quinnipiac University Press
Publish date: 2013-09-12
ISBN-10: 0989137600
ISBN-13: 9780989137607
Language: English
Description: Medicine’s Michelangelo is a remarkable and first major biography of Frank H. Netter, MD, written by his daughter, Francine Mary Netter. She captures the character of the man and tells his life story using not only her remembrances but also Frank Netter’s own autobiographical notes, personal correspondence and private files, publications of his work and public archives, and more than one hundred interviews with family members, artists, distinguished practitioners, and scientists.
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Wed, 22 May 2019 03:26:12 GMT
Robert Crumb (Pocket Essential series) (by D.K. Holm) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/robert-crumb-pocket-essential-series
Author(s): D.K. Holm
Categories: Art > History, Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Comics & Graphic Novels > History & Criticism, Literary Criticism > American
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Publish date: 2005-03-01
ISBN-10: 190404851X
ISBN-13: 9781904048510
Language: English
Description: Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. This is the first book-length critical study of Robert Crumb, covering all of his cross-cultural endeavours in comics, music, and film. Every significant Crumb comic and story is examined, from the early Yum Yum Book to 2002's From Cradle to Grave. Also included is an exclusive interview with Robert Crumb himself.
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Tue, 21 May 2019 18:22:10 GMT
A Piece of Cake: A Memoir (by Cupcake Brown) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-piece-of-cake-a-memoir
Author(s): Cupcake Brown
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Lawyers & Judges, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Broadway
Publish date: 2007-04-10
ISBN-10: 1400052297
ISBN-13: 9781400052295
Language: English
Description: There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness.Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting….You have in your hands the strange, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating tale of a woman named Cupcake. It begins as the story of a girl orphaned twice over, once by the death of her mother and then again by a child welfare system that separated her from her stepfather and put her into the hands of an epically... more...
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Tue, 21 May 2019 08:36:04 GMT
American Gypsy: A Memoir (by Oksana Marafioti) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/american-gypsy-a-memoir
Author(s): Oksana Marafioti
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Humor > General
Publisher: FSG Originals
Publish date: 2012-07-03
ISBN-10: 0374104077
ISBN-13: 9780374104078
Language: English
Description: A vivid and funny memoir about growing up Gypsy and becoming American Fifteen-year-old Oksana Marafioti is a Gypsy. This means touring with the family band from the Mongolian deserts to the Siberian tundra. It means getting your hair cut in “the Lioness.” It also means enduring sneering racism from every segment of Soviet society. Her father is determined that his girls lead a better, freer life. In America! Also, he wants to play guitar with B. B. King. And cure cancer with his personal magnetism. All of this he confides to the woman at the American embassy, who inexplicably allows the... more...
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Tue, 21 May 2019 06:36:21 GMT
Lincoln's Battle with God: A President's Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America (by Stephen Mansfield) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lincolns-battle-with-god-a-presidents-struggle-with-faith-and-what-it-meant-for-america
Author(s): Stephen Mansfield
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, History > United States
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish date: 2012-11-12
ISBN-10: 1595553096
ISBN-13: 9781595553096
Language: English
Description: Abraham Lincoln is the most beloved of all U.S. presidents. He freed the slaves, gave the world some of its most beautiful phrases, and redefined the meaning of America. He did all of this with wisdom, compassion, and wit. Yet, throughout his life, Lincoln fought with God. In his early years in Illinois, he rejected even the existence of God and became the village atheist. In time, this changed but still he wrestled with the truth of the Bible, preachers, doctrines, the will of God, the providence of God, and then, finally, God’s purposes in the Civil War. Still, on the day he was shot, Lincoln said he longed to go to... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 20:16:10 GMT
Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation (Science Essentials) (by Michael Harris) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mathematics-without-apologies-portrait-of-a-problematic-vocation-science-essentials
Author(s): Michael Harris
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2015-01-18
ISBN-10: 0691154236
ISBN-13: 9780691154237
Language: English
Description: What do pure mathematicians do, and why do they do it? Looking beyond the conventional answers—for the sake of truth, beauty, and practical applications—this book offers an eclectic panorama of the lives and values and hopes and fears of mathematicians in the twenty-first century, assembling material from a startlingly diverse assortment of scholarly, journalistic, and pop culture sources. Drawing on his personal experiences and obsessions as well as the thoughts and opinions of mathematicians from Archimedes and Omar Khayyám to such contemporary giants as Alexander Grothendieck and Robert Langlands, Michael Harris... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 13:06:08 GMT
Daughters of Alchemy: Women and Scientific Culture in Early Modern Italy (I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History) (by Meredith K. Ray) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/daughters-of-alchemy-women-and-scientific-culture-in-early-modern-italy-i-tatti-studies-in-italian-renaissance-history
Author(s): Meredith K. Ray
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Europe, Reference > General, Science > History
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish date: 2015-04-06
ISBN-10: 0674504232
ISBN-13: 9780674504233
Language: English
Description: The era of the Scientific Revolution has long been epitomized by Galileo. Yet many women were at its vanguard, deeply invested in empirical culture. They experimented with medicine and practical alchemy at home, at court, and through collaborative networks of practitioners. In academies, salons, and correspondence, they debated cosmological discoveries; in their literary production, they used their knowledge of natural philosophy to argue for their intellectual equality to men. Meredith Ray restores the work of these women to our understanding of early modern scientific culture. Her study begins with Caterina Sforza’s... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 12:42:02 GMT
You Never Met My Father (by Graeme Sparkes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/you-never-met-my-father
Author(s): Graeme Sparkes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Family & Relationships > Family Relationships
Publisher: JoJo Publishing
Publish date: 2014-12-01
ISBN-10: 0987607715
ISBN-13: 9780987607713
Language: English
Description: Graeme Sparkes' father was deployed to Kaitaichi, Japan a few months after Hiroshima, aged just 18. A few months later, he had a psychotic episode and spent the next four months in a Japanese psychiatric hospital. This Australian memoir by Melbourne resident and TESOL teacher, Graeme Sparkes is in the same vein as 'Angela's Ashes'. It details the challenges of growing up in the 50s and 60s with a father who had severe mental illness and a gambling addiction. Growing up with a father who was responsible for two sieges, one of them 18 hours, and a second for almost 24 hours when he convinced police he had petrol bombs in the house. Sparkes had to get... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 11:16:01 GMT
Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom's Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front (by Elaine Lowry Brye) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/be-safe-love-mom-a-military-moms-stories-of-courage-comfort-and-surviving-life-on-the-home-front
Author(s): Elaine Lowry Brye
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, Family & Relationships > Family Relationships
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publish date: 2015-03-31
ISBN-10: 1610395212
ISBN-13: 9781610395212
Language: English
Description: When you enlist in the United States military, you don't just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved ones to lives of service all their own. No one knows this better than Elaine Brye, an "Army brat" turned military wife and the mother of four officers—one each in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. For more than a decade she's endured countless teary goodbyes, empty chairs at Thanksgiving dinners, and sleepless hours waiting for phone calls in the night. She's navigated the complicated tangle of emotions—pride, worry, fear, hope, and deep, enduring love—that are part and parcel of life as a military... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 11:06:05 GMT
Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town (Child Development in Cultural Context) (by Barbara Rogoff) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/developing-destinies-a-mayan-midwife-and-town-child-development-in-cultural-context
Author(s): Barbara Rogoff
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Psychology > Clinical Psychology, Psychology > Developmental
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2011-04-06
ISBN-10: 0195319907
ISBN-13: 9780195319903
Language: English
Description: Born with the destiny of becoming a Mayan sacred midwife, Chona Pérez has carried on centuries-old traditional Indigenous American birth and healing practices over her 85 years. At the same time, Chona developed new approaches to the care of pregnancy, newborns, and mothers based on her own experience and ideas. In this way, Chona has contributed to both the cultural continuities and cultural changes of her town over the decades. In Developing Destinies, Barbara Rogoff illuminates how individuals worldwide build on cultural heritage from prior generations and at the same time create new ways of living. Throughout Chona's lifetime, her Guatemalan... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 07:36:07 GMT
Political Wings: William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate (by Alun Wyburn-Powell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/political-wings-william-wedgwood-benn-first-viscount-stansgate
Author(s): Alun Wyburn-Powell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > Military, History > World, Political Science > Public Affairs & Administration
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2015-07-19
ISBN-10: 1473848148
ISBN-13: 9781473848146
Language: English
Description: This is the first biography of Rt. Hon. William Wedgwood Benn DSO, DFC, first Viscount Stansgate, cabinet minister under MacDonald and Attlee, Air Commodore with active service in both World Wars, defector from the Liberals to Labour over his dispute with Lloyd George, and father of Tony Benn. Benn served in the army and RAF during the First World War (when he took part in the first parachute drop behind enemy lines at night) and in the Second World War he reached the rank of acting Air Commodore). His eldest son Michael, heir to the viscountcy, died on active service with the RAF, leaving his second son Tony to inherit the title and a seat in the... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 06:06:04 GMT
I Escape!: The Great War's Most Remarkable POW (by J.L. Hardy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/i-escape-the-great-wars-most-remarkable-pow
Author(s): J.L. Hardy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2015-02-19
ISBN-10: 1473823765
ISBN-13: 9781473823761
Language: English
Description: Of all the daring PoW escape stories that have come to light in the last 100 years and immortalized by Steve McQueen in the film The Great Escape, the story of J.L. Hardy has to be one of the most remarkable. A PoW for three-and-a-half years, Hardy made no less than twelve escape attempts while imprisoned by the Germans in the First World War, five of which being successful. In early 1915 he attempted to escape from Halle Camp, near Leipzig, by breaking through a brick wall into an adjacent ammunition factory. After five-months work the project proved impracticable. In the summer of 1915 he was transferred to Augustabad Camp, near Neu Brandenburg,... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 06:02:02 GMT
Napoleon: A Life (by Andrew Roberts) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/napoleon-a-life
Author(s): Andrew Roberts
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, History > Europe
Publisher: Viking
Publish date: 2014-11-04
ISBN-10: 0670025321
ISBN-13: 9780670025329
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sun, 19 May 2019 03:26:01 GMT
The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia (by Mark Galeotti) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-vory-russias-super-mafia
Author(s): Mark Galeotti
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > Europe, History > World, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2018-05-29
ISBN-10: 0300186827
ISBN-13: 9780300186826
Language: English
Description: The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia’s much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment.   The vory—as the Russian mafia is also known—was born early in the twentieth century, largely in the Gulags and criminal camps,... more...
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Sun, 19 May 2019 03:12:13 GMT
Crime Online (by Yvonne Jewkes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/crime-online
Author(s): Yvonne Jewkes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Computers > Computer Science, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Willan
Publish date: 2006-11-01
ISBN-10: 1843921987
ISBN-13: 9781843921981
Language: English
Description: Crime Online is concerned to explore the dual capacity of the Internet to pervert and to democratize: it offers its users freedom, democracy, and communication with people around the world while at the same time generating anxieties concerning its potential to corrupt vulnerable minds and facilitate heinous crimes. This book provides a highly authoritative account and analysis of key issues within the rapidly burgeoning field of cybercrime. Drawing upon a range of internationally known experts in the field, and representing several different disciplines, Crime Online focuses on different constructions and manifestations... more...
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Sat, 18 May 2019 22:22:13 GMT
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (by John Perkins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/confessions-of-an-economic-hit-man-1
Author(s): John Perkins
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Business, Business & Economics > Economic Conditions, Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Reference, Reference > General
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publish date: 2004-11-09
ISBN-10: 1576753018
ISBN-13: 9781576753019
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 18 May 2019 20:12:01 GMT
Durruti in the Spanish Revolution (by Abel Paz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/durruti-in-the-spanish-revolution
Author(s): Abel Paz
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > Europe, History > Revolutionary
Publisher: AK Press
Publish date: 2006-07-01
ISBN-10: 190485950X
ISBN-13: 9781904859505
Language: English
Description: "Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket. Abel Paz's magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.”—Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums AK Press has commissioned an elegant, new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buenaventura Durruti. But Abel Paz, who fought alongside Durruti in the Spanish Civil War, has given us much more than an account of a single man’s life. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution is as much a biography of a nation... more...
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Sat, 18 May 2019 07:32:14 GMT
Memoir and Scientific Correspondence of the Late Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart.: Selected and Arranged by Joseph Larmor (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences) (by George Gabriel Stokes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/memoir-and-scientific-correspondence-of-the-late-sir-george-gabriel-stokes-bart-selected-and-arranged-by-joseph-larmor-cambridge-library-collection
Author(s): George Gabriel Stokes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Religion > Theology, Science > Mathematical Physics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2010-06-24
ISBN-10: 1108008925
ISBN-13: 9781108008921
Language: English
Description: Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge and President of the Royal Society, Sir George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1904) made substantial contributions to the fields of fluid dynamics, optics, physics, and geodesy, in which numerous discoveries still bear his name. The Memoir and Scientific Correspondence of the Late Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Bart., edited by Joseph Larmor, offers rare insight into this capacious scientific mind, with letters attesting to the careful, engaged experimentation that earned him international acclaim. Volume 2 (1907) includes important professional correspondence with James Clerk Maxwell, James Prescott Joule, and many... more...
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Sat, 18 May 2019 05:46:08 GMT
Aviator Extraordinaire: My Story (by G J Christopher Paul) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/aviator-extraordinaire-my-story
Author(s): G J Christopher Paul
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > Military
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publish date: 2014-07-19
ISBN-10: 184884901X
ISBN-13: 9781848849013
Language: English
Description: “At Cambridge, as an undergraduate of St. John's, I realized that, more than anything else, I wanted to fly.” A lifelong fascination and love of flying and aircrafts is fuel for this engaging autobiography by G J Christopher Paul, CB, DFC; a man bitten by the aviation bug at an air display at the age of four, and thereafter a devotee. His remarkable RAF career was followed by an eventful civilian career in aviation, which saw him organize rallies at places such as Sywell, encouraging 'flying for fun'. Both halves of his flying life are detailed here in chronological order and in his own words. Minor additions have been made to offer technical... more...
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Fri, 17 May 2019 07:56:04 GMT
The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War (by David Lebedoff) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-same-man-george-orwell-and-evelyn-waugh-in-love-and-war
Author(s): David Lebedoff
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, History > Europe, History > World, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Random House
Publish date: 2008-08-05
ISBN-10: 1400066344
ISBN-13: 9781400066346
Language: English
Description: One climbed to the very top of the social ladder, the other chose to live among tramps. One was a celebrity at twenty-three, the other virtually unknown until his dying days. One was right-wing and religious, the other a socialist and an atheist. Yet, as this ingenious and important new book reveals, at the heart of their lives and writing, Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell were essentially the same man. Orwell is best known for Animal Farm and 1984, Waugh for Brideshead Revisited and comic novels like Scoop and Vile Bodies. However different they may seem, these two towering figures of twentieth-century literature are linked for the first time in... more...
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Thu, 16 May 2019 04:26:08 GMT
Drinking with the Republicans: The Politically Incorrect History of Conservative Concoctions (by Mark Will-Weber) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/drinking-with-the-republicans-the-politically-incorrect-history-of-conservative-concoctions
Author(s): Mark Will-Weber
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Cooking > Beverages, History > United States
Publisher: Regnery History
Publish date: 2016-07-11
ISBN-10: 1621574822
ISBN-13: 9781621574828
Language: English
Description: This election year, celebrate the Republican Party by drinking like a Republican! Organized by president, this fun gift book is full of cocktail recipes, bar tips, and hysterical drinking anecdotes from all Republican White House administrations. Which president liked to mix whiskey, vodka, and orange juice? Who had a trick for hiding the labels of cheap wine? Drinking with the Republicans is the bar guide with a twist that all political buffs will enjoy! (Also check out the companion book, Drinking with the Democrats.)
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Thu, 16 May 2019 04:16:06 GMT
Telling Tales: Growing Up on a Highland Farm (by Jane Yeadon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/telling-tales-growing-up-on-a-highland-farm
Author(s): Jane Yeadon
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture
Publisher: Black and White Publishing
Publish date: 2015-04-15
ISBN-10: 1845029542
ISBN-13: 9781845029548
Language: English
Description: Growing up on a farm in the north of Scotland could be both rewarding and challenging. Now, bestselling author Jane Yeadon recounts her childhood before her nursing adventures started, in her own unique and entertaining style. Jane and her little sister Elizabeth never had it easy, especially on Mondays. As their mother shut herself away to write her popular newspaper articles on the everyday life of a tenant crofter, the girls were given tasks around the farm by Dod, the farm grieve. On a farm where money was tight, the extra income meant a lot, especially with their father dead after a tragic motorbike accident. As they grow up, the girls start... more...
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Wed, 15 May 2019 15:36:08 GMT
Supernatural Murders (by Jonathan Goodman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/supernatural-murders
Author(s): Jonathan Goodman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > General
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publish date: 2011-04-20
ISBN-10: 1606350838
ISBN-13: 9781606350836
Language: English
Description: Sure to capture the imagination of devotees of true crime and the occult This anthology of thirteen true crime stories includes the mysterious slaying of Charles Walton, who was found slashed and pierced to death in an area notorious for its associations with black magic; the murder of Eric Tombe, whose body was located because of a recurring dream in which his mother saw Eric down a well; the terrorizing of Hammersmith, London, in the early nineteenth century by the nocturnal appearance of a "ghost"; the Salem witchcraft trials; the murder of Rasputin, who was believed by some in Russia to be a miracle worker and by others to be... more...
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Wed, 15 May 2019 08:22:02 GMT
The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime: From Captain Kidd to Mom Boucher (by Peter Edwards, Michel Auger) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-encyclopedia-of-canadian-organized-crime-from-captain-kidd-to-mom-boucher
Author(s): Peter Edwards, Michel Auger
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Reference > General
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publish date: 2012-07-31
ISBN-10: 0771030495
ISBN-13: 9780771030499
Language: English
Description: Unbeknownst to most, there has always been an active circle of crime in Canada. From Al Capone, who dodged the "heat" during Prohobition in a network of tunnels under Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to Montreal's Rizutto family, this updated edition of The Encyclopedia of Canadian Organized Crime profiles the most notorious criminals this country has ever seen. Reporters Peter Edwards and Michel Auger pool their research and expertise to provide a compendium of the personalities and crimes that have kept Canadian law enforcement busy for centuries.
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Tue, 14 May 2019 23:52:02 GMT
I Drove It My Way: Tales of a London Cabbie (by John A. T. Healy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/i-drove-it-my-way-tales-of-a-london-cabbie
Author(s): John A. T. Healy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Business, Business & Economics > Industries
Publisher: Book Guild Ltd
Publish date: 2013-12-11
ISBN-10: 1846249333
ISBN-13: 9781846249334
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 14 May 2019 19:46:11 GMT
A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia's Most Seductive Spy (by Deborah McDonald, Jeremy Dronfield) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-very-dangerous-woman-the-lives-loves-and-lies-of-russias-most-seductive-spy
Author(s): Deborah McDonald, Jeremy Dronfield
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > General
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publish date: 2015-06-09
ISBN-10: 178074708X
ISBN-13: 9781780747088
Language: English
Description: Spy, adventurer, charismatic seductress and mistress of two of the century’s greatest writers, the Russian aristocrat Baroness Moura Budberg was born in 1892 to indulgence, pleasure and selfishness. But after she met the British diplomat and secret agent Robert Bruce Lockhart, she sacrificed everything for love, only to be betrayed. When Lockhart arrived in Revolutionary Russia in 1918, his official mission was Britain’s envoy to the new Bolshevik government, yet his real assignment was to create a network of agents and plot the downfall of Lenin. Lockhart soon got to know Moura and they began a passionate affair, even... more...
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Tue, 14 May 2019 17:56:08 GMT
The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland (by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-story-of-alice-lewis-carroll-and-the-secret-history-of-wonderland
Author(s): Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Publisher: Belknap Press
Publish date: 2015-06-01
ISBN-10: 0674967798
ISBN-13: 9780674967793
Language: English
Description: Following his acclaimed life of Dickens, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst illuminates the tangled history of two lives and two books. Drawing on numerous unpublished sources, he examines in detail the peculiar friendship between the Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Alice Liddell, the child for whom he invented the Alice stories, and analyzes how this relationship stirred Carroll’s imagination and influenced the creation of Wonderland. It also explains why Alice in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (1871), took on an unstoppable cultural momentum in the Victorian era and why, a... more...
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Tue, 14 May 2019 17:32:02 GMT
The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy (by James Cross Giblin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-rise-and-fall-of-senator-joe-mccarthy
Author(s): James Cross Giblin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, Children's Books > Biographies, Children's Books > History
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publish date: 2009-12-14
ISBN-10: 0618610588
ISBN-13: 9780618610587
Language: English
Description: When Cold War tension was at its height, Joseph ("call me Joe") McCarthy conducted an anti-Communist crusade endorsed by millions of Americans, despite his unfair and unconstitutional methods. Award-winning writer James Cross Giblin tells the story of a man whose priorities centered on power and media attention and who stopped at nothing to obtain both. The strengths and weaknesses of the man and the system that permitted his rise are explored in this authoritative, lucid biography, which sets McCarthy's life against a teeming backdrop of world affairs and struggles between military and political... more...
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Tue, 14 May 2019 08:42:09 GMT