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Author(s): Mike Dash
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > Social History, History > United States
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish date: 2010-08-31
ISBN-10: 0345523571
ISBN-13: 9780345523570
Language: English
Description: Before the notorious Five Families dominated U.S. organized crime, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello and his lethal coterie. Combining first-rate scholarship and pulse-quickening action, Mike Dash brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s, from the villages of Sicily to the streets of Little Italy. Using an array of primary sources—hitherto untapped Secret Service archives, prison records, and interviews with surviving family members—Dash has written a groundbreaking account of the crucial period when the criminal underworld exploded with fury across... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:12:13 GMT
The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer (by Curtis Wilkie) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-fall-of-the-house-of-zeus-the-rise-and-ruin-of-americas-most-powerful-trial-lawyer
Author(s): Curtis Wilkie
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Lawyers & Judges, History > United States
Publisher: Broadway
Publish date: 2011-09-13
ISBN-10: 0307460711
ISBN-13: 9780307460714
Language: English
Description: “Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.” —Douglas Brinkley The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. He was hailed by Newsweek as a latter day Robin Hood, and portrayed in the movie, The Insider, as a dapper aviator-lawyer. Scruggs’ legal triumphs rewarded him lavishly, and his... more...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:46:06 GMT
The Hotel on the Roof of the World: Five Years in Tibet (by Alec Le Sueur) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-hotel-on-the-roof-of-the-world-five-years-in-tibet
Author(s): Alec Le Sueur
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Business & Economics > Industries, Travel > Asia, Travel > Reference
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Publish date: 2013-01-07
ISBN-10: 1849533431
ISBN-13: 9781849533430
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:46:13 GMT
The President and the Provocateur: The Parallel Lives of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald (by Alex Cox) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-president-and-the-provocateur-the-parallel-lives-of-jfk-and-lee-harvey-oswald
Author(s): Alex Cox
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > United States
Publisher: Feral House
Publish date: 2013-07-02
ISBN-10: 1936239582
ISBN-13: 9781936239580
Language: English
Description: President John F. Kennedy was said to have been murdered by a lone crazed gunman in a Dallas motorcade a half-century ago. The accused killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, was also murdered under mysterious circumstances just a couple days later. Alex Cox, like most of the American and British public, does not buy into the moth-eaten establishment tale about the regicide. The President and the Provocateur is not the usual conspiracy volume, and is structured almost like the film Rashomon, including varying views of the story with different fonts and sizes. The Kennedy assassination saga has obsessed... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:36:01 GMT
A World of My Own: The first ever non-stop solo round the world voyage (by Robin Knox-Johnston) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-world-of-my-own-the-first-ever-non-stop-solo-round-the-world-voyage
Author(s): Robin Knox-Johnston
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Sports, Sports & Recreation > Boating, Sports & Recreation > Sailing
Publisher: Adlard Coles
Publish date: 2004-01-30
ISBN-10: 0713668997
ISBN-13: 9780713668995
Language: English
Description: Robin Knox-Johnston was the first person to make a non-stop single-handed sailing journey around the world. This is his uninhibited account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time. On Friday June 14, 1968, Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth Harbor steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili, paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder head, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic reception for Robin, who had become... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:22:18 GMT
Vodou Saints: Lessons on Life, Death and Resurrection from Haiti (by Arthur Fournier M.D.) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/vodou-saints-lessons-on-life-death-and-resurrection-from-haiti
Author(s): Arthur Fournier M.D.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Medical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > Caribbean & West Indies
Publisher: Books & Books
Publish date: 2013-02-19
ISBN-10: 0983937850
ISBN-13: 9780983937852
Language: English
Description: "Part elegy, part musings on the great mysteries of life, Vodou Saints is at the same time an inspirational story of lessons learned from Haitians in the over three decades that Dr. Arthur Fournier has worked with them, both in Miami and in Haiti. These lessons span the early days of the AIDS epidemic in Miami, the political turmoil of the Aristide years, the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 and most recently the outbreak of cholera. Through all these experiences Haitians have taught Dr. Fournier a worldview quite different from his own. Fournier uses this adopted worldview not only to deal with tragedy in his own life but to... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:22:13 GMT
Rachmaninoff: Composer, Pianist, Conductor (by Barrie Martyn) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/rachmaninoff-composer-pianist-conductor
Author(s): Barrie Martyn
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Music > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2016-11-19
ISBN-10: 1138268011
ISBN-13: 9781138268012
Language: English
Description: This study is the first to consider all three of Rachmaninoff's careers in detail. After surveying his place in Russian musical history and his creative activity, the author examines, with musical examples, each working chronological order against the background of the composer's life. Among the the many subjects upon which new light is shed are the operas, the songs, and the religious music. Rachmaninoff's remarkable career as a pianist, his style of playing and repertoire are analysed along with his historically important contribution to the gramophone and his work for the reproducing piano. The book includes a survey of his activity as a... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:22:02 GMT
The Stories We Tell: Classic True Tales by America's Greatest Women Journalists (by Patsy Sims) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-stories-we-tell-classic-true-tales-by-americas-greatest-women-journalists
Author(s): Patsy Sims
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > Journalism, Literary Collections > General
Publisher: Sager Group, The
Publish date: 2017-08-29
ISBN-10: 9780998079
ISBN-13: 9780998079318
Language: English
Description: The Stories We Tell celebrates the work of twenty women who have made major contributions to the cannon of American magazine writing. While each has her own style, the women in these pages share the attributes of all good writers: meticulous research and reporting, attention to detail, a talent for choosing the perfect word. Above all, they are astute observers and sticklers for accuracy. Over the years, they have been both prolific and versatile, writing about a wide range of topics, including Joan Didion’s landmark story about a suburban California woman convicted of burning her husband to death in their family... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:06:10 GMT
Life in Culture: Selected Letters of Lionel Trilling (by Lionel Trilling) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/life-in-culture-selected-letters-of-lionel-trilling
Author(s): Lionel Trilling
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Literary Criticism > American
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish date: 2018-09-25
ISBN-10: 0374185158
ISBN-13: 9780374185152
Language: English
Description: A great critic’s quarrels with himself and others, as revealed in his correspondence In the mid-twentieth century, Lionel Trilling was America’s most respected literary critic. His powerful and subtle essays inspired readers to think about how literature shapes our politics, our culture, and our selves. His 1950 collection, The Liberal Imagination, sold more than 100,000 copies, epitomizing a time that has been called the age of criticism. To his New York intellectual peers, Trilling could seem reserved and circumspect. But in his selected letters, Trilling is revealed in all his variousness and complexity. We witness... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:56:11 GMT
Zeno and the Tortoise: How to Think Like a Philosopher (by Nicholas Fearn) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/zeno-and-the-tortoise-how-to-think-like-a-philosopher-1
Author(s): Nicholas Fearn
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish date: 2002-04-11
ISBN-10: 0802139175
ISBN-13: 9780802139177
Language: English
Description: For those who don't know the difference between Lucretius's spear and Hume's fork, Zeno and the Tortoise explains not just who each philosopher was and what he thought, but exactly how he came to think in the way he did. Nicholas Fearn presents philosophy as a collection of tools -- the tricks of a trade that, in the end, might just be all tricks, each to be fruitfully applied to a variety of everyday predicaments. In a witty and engaging style that incorporates everything from Sting to cell phones to Bill Gates, Fearn demystifies the ways of thought that have shaped and inspired humanity -- among many others, the Socratic... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:32:03 GMT
Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man (Music in American Life) (by Tom Ewing) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/bill-monroe-the-life-and-music-of-the-blue-grass-man-music-in-american-life
Author(s): Tom Ewing
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, History > United States, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish date: 2018-09-07
ISBN-10: 0252041895
ISBN-13: 9780252041891
Language: English
Description: The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe was a major star of the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years; a member of the Country Music, Songwriters, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame; and a legendary figure in American music. This authoritative biography sets out to examine his life in careful detail--to move beyond hearsay and sensationalism to explain how and why he accomplished so much. Former Blue Grass Boy and longtime music journalist Tom Ewing draws on hundreds of interviews, his personal relationship with Monroe, and an immense personal archive of materials to separate the truth from longstanding myth. Ewing tells the... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:28:09 GMT
Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker (by Carolyn J. Brown) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/song-of-my-life-a-biography-of-margaret-walker
Author(s): Carolyn J. Brown
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Women, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publish date: 2014-10-24
ISBN-10: 1628461470
ISBN-13: 9781628461473
Language: English
Description: Margaret Walker (1915-1998) has been described as "the most famous person nobody knows." This is a shocking oversight of an award-winning poet, novelist, essayist, educator, and activist as well as friend and mentor to many prominent African American writers. Song of My Life reintroduces Margaret Walker to readers by telling her story, one that many can relate to as she overcame certain obstacles related to race, gender, and poverty. Walker was born in 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama, to two parents who prized education above all else. Obtaining that education was not easy for either her parents or herself, but Walker went on to... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:26:20 GMT
Passion and Principle: John and Jessie Frémont, the Couple Whose Power, Politics, and Love Shaped Nineteenth-Century America (by Sally Denton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/passion-and-principle-john-and-jessie-fr-mont-the-couple-whose-power-politics-and-love-shaped-nineteenth-century-america
Author(s): Sally Denton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Military, Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Travelers, Biography & Autobiography > Women
Publisher: Bison Books
Publish date: 2009-05-01
ISBN-10: 0803213689
ISBN-13: 9780803213685
Language: English
Description: John Charles Frémont was the illegitimate child of a Virginia aristocrat and a working-class French immigrant; Jessie Benton was the daughter of the most powerful pre-Civil War U.S. senator, Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, and, her gender notwithstanding, had been groomed as much as any young man to be president. Senator Benton unwittingly brought the two together, never imagining that his daughter would fall in love with Frémont. Despite their disparate backgrounds, however, John and Jessie’s marriage was one of the most storied events of the nineteenth century. And indeed, Jessie and John made a formidable couple.... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:22:02 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn: Leading from the Left (by Nigel Cawthorne) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/jeremy-corbyn-leading-from-the-left
Author(s): Nigel Cawthorne
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish date: 2015-09-15
ISBN-10: 1516971892
ISBN-13: 9781516971893
Language: English
Description: The first biography of Jeremy Corbyn, updated after the 2017 election.
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:16:02 GMT
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands (by Chelsea Handler) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/my-horizontal-life-a-collection-of-one-night-stands-2
Author(s): Chelsea Handler
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Women, Health & Fitness > Sexuality, Humor > General
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish date: 2005-06-06
ISBN-10: 1582346186
ISBN-13: 9781582346182
Language: English
Description: In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand.You've either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend's irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation. Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most times just a necessary and irresistible evil, the one-night stand is a social rite as old as sex itself and as common as a bar... more...
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:12:01 GMT
Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer (by Harold Schechter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/deranged-the-shocking-true-story-of-americas-most-fiendish-killer-1
Author(s): Harold Schechter
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Pocket
Publish date: 2004-12-28
ISBN-10: 0671678752
ISBN-13: 9780671678753
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:02:02 GMT
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History (by S. C. Gwynne) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/empire-of-the-summer-moon-quanah-parker-and-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-comanches-the-most-powerful-indian-tribe-in-american-history-1
Author(s): S. C. Gwynne
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, History > Native American, History > United States
Publisher: Scribner
Publish date: 2010-05-25
ISBN-10: 1416591052
ISBN-13: 9781416591054
Language: English
Description: In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:02:02 GMT
Remembering America: A Voice from the Sixties (by Richard N. Goodwin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/remembering-america-a-voice-from-the-sixties
Author(s): Richard N. Goodwin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > United States
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publish date: 2014-09-30
ISBN-10: 1497676576
ISBN-13: 9781497676572
Language: English
Description: A behind-the-scenes history of the most momentous decade in American politics, now with a new introduction by the author Richard N. Goodwin entered public service in 1958 as a law clerk for Supreme Court Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter. He left politics ten years later in the aftermath of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. Over the course of one extraordinary decade, Goodwin orchestrated some of the noblest achievements in the history of the US government and bore witness to two of its greatest tragedies. His eloquent and inspirational memoir is one of the most captivating chronicles of those turbulent years... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:42:03 GMT
Picasso and the Chess Player: Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, and the Battle for the Soul of Modern Art (by Larry Witham) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/picasso-and-the-chess-player-pablo-picasso-marcel-duchamp-and-the-battle-for-the-soul-of-modern-art
Author(s): Larry Witham
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers
Publisher: UPNE
Publish date: 2013-01-08
ISBN-10: 1611682533
ISBN-13: 9781611682533
Language: English
Description: In the fateful year of 1913, events in New York and Paris launched a great public rivalry between the two most consequential artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. The New York Armory Show art exhibition unveiled Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, a “sensation of sensations” that prompted Americans to declare Duchamp the leader of cubism, the voice of modern art. In Paris, however, the cubist revolution was reaching its peak around Picasso. In retrospect, these events form a crossroads in art history, a moment when two young bohemians adopted entirely opposite views of the artist, giving birth to the two... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:56:14 GMT
The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather to Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Ca ses (by Michael Capuzzo) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-murder-room-the-heirs-of-sherlock-holmes-gather-to-solve-the-worlds-most-perplexing-cold-ca-ses
Author(s): Michael Capuzzo
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Reference > General, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Avery
Publish date: 2011-06-07
ISBN-10: 1592406351
ISBN-13: 9781592406357
Language: English
Description: Thrilling, true crime tales from the Vidocq Society - a team of the world's finest forensic investigators whose monthly lunches lead to justice in ice-cold murders. Three of the greatest detectives in the world were heartsick over the growing tide of unsolved murders. Good friends and sometime rivals William Fleisher, Frank Bender, and Richard Walter decided one day over lunch that something had to be done, and pledged themselves to a grand quest for justice. The Murder Room draws the reader into a chilling, darkly humorous, awe-inspiring world as the three partners travel far from their Victorian dining room to hunt ruthless killers, among them... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:16:03 GMT
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake (by Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/catch-me-if-you-can-the-true-story-of-a-real-fake
Author(s): Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws
Publisher: Broadway
Publish date: 2000
ISBN-10: 0767905385
ISBN-13: 9780767905381
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:12:04 GMT
Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal (by Harold Schechter) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/man-eater-the-life-and-legend-of-an-american-cannibal-1
Author(s): Harold Schechter
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > United States
Publisher: Little A
Publish date: 2015-08-04
ISBN-10: 1477829563
ISBN-13: 9781477829561
Language: English
Description: In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of them emerged. His name was Alfred G. Packer, though he would soon become infamous throughout the country under a different name: “the Man-Eater.” After the butchered remains of his five traveling companions were discovered in a secluded valley by the Gunnison River, Packer vanished for nine years, becoming the West’s most wanted man. What followed was a saga of evasion and retribution as the trial of the century worked to extricate fact from myth and... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:56:03 GMT
Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece (by Noah Charney) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/stealing-the-mystic-lamb-the-true-story-of-the-worlds-most-coveted-masterpiece-1
Author(s): Noah Charney
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publish date: 2010-10-05
ISBN-10: 1586488007
ISBN-13: 9781586488000
Language: English
Description: Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian’s list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time. Since its completion in 1432, this twelve-panel oil painting has been looted in three different wars, burned, dismembered, forged, smuggled, illegally sold, censored, hidden, attacked by iconoclasts, hunted by the Nazis and Napoleon, used as a diplomatic tool, ransomed, rescued by... more...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:36:02 GMT
The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer (by Skip Hollandsworth) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-midnight-assassin-panic-scandal-and-the-hunt-for-americas-first-serial-killer
Author(s): Skip Hollandsworth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > United States
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publish date: 2016-04-05
ISBN-10: 0805097686
ISBN-13: 9780805097689
Language: English
Description: A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885 In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous Jack the Ripper. For almost exactly one year, the Midnight Assassin crisscrossed the entire city, striking on moonlit nights, using axes, knives, and long steel rods to rip apart women from every race and class. At the time the... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:36:02 GMT
Lord Mountcashel: Irish General: Justin MacCarthy in the service of James II and Louis XIV, 1673–1694 (by D P Graham) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lord-mountcashel-irish-general-justin-maccarthy-in-the-service-of-james-ii-and-louis-xiv-1673-1694
Author(s): D P Graham
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, History > Military, History > World
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military
Publish date: 2018-09-27
ISBN-10: 152672300X
ISBN-13: 9781526723000
Language: English
Description: Justin MacCarthy (later Lord Mountcashel) was born into a notable family of Irish Jacobites, loyal to the exiled Stuarts, and grew up in France. Their Irish land was regained after the Restoration of Charles II but Justin, as the youngest surviving son, sought a career in the French army (as both his father and oldest brother had done). In 1673 he joined an Irish regiment in French service. He served under the legendary French marshals Turenne and Conde against the Dutch and their Imperial allies and by 1676 was commanding the regiment. He became part of the personal circle of the Catholic Duke of York, the future James II and, after the latter’s... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:42:02 GMT
Winston Churchill's War Leadership (by Martin Gilbert) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/winston-churchills-war-leadership
Author(s): Martin Gilbert
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 2004-04-13
ISBN-10: 140007732X
ISBN-13: 9781400077328
Language: English
Description: How does he assess the information that is brought to him? How does his personal or political philosophy, or a moral sense, sustain him? How does he draw inspiration from those around him? How does he deal with setbacks and disasters? In this brilliant close-up look at Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War, Gilbert gets to the heart of the trials and struggles that have confronted the world's most powerful leaders, even up to current politicians such as George Bush and Tony Blair. Basing the book on his intimate knowledge of Churchill's private and official papers, Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer, looks... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:16:01 GMT
The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just a Thought Away (Popular Culture and Philosophy) (by Luke Dick, George A. Reisch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-rolling-stones-and-philosophy-its-just-a-thought-away-popular-culture-and-philosophy
Author(s): Luke Dick, George A. Reisch
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Humor > General, Philosophy > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Open Court
Publish date: 2011-11-22
ISBN-10: 0812697588
ISBN-13: 9780812697582
Language: English
Description: From their commanding role in the so-called British Invasion of the early 1960s to their status as the elder statesmen (and British Knight) of rock and roll, the Stones have become more than an evanescent phenomenon in pop culture. They have become a touchstone not only for the history of our times—their performance at the Altamont Raceway marked the "end of the sixties," while their 1990 concert in Prague helped Czechoslovakia and other eastern bloc nations celebrate their newfound freedom (and satisfaction) out from under Moscow’s thumb. Because of their longevity, the music and career of the Stones—much more than The Beatles—stand as... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:46:01 GMT
A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891-1917 (The L.M. Montgomery Library) (by L.M. Montgomery) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-name-for-herself-selected-writings-1891-1917-the-l-m-montgomery-library
Author(s): L.M. Montgomery
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Literary Collections > General, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publish date: 2018-11-09
ISBN-10: 1487523084
ISBN-13: 9781487523084
Language: English
Description: Years before she published her internationally celebrated first novel, Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery (1874–1942) started contributing short works to periodicals across North America. While these works consisted primarily of poems and short stories, she also experimented with a wider range of forms, particularly during the early years of her career, at which point she tested out several authorial identities before settling on the professional moniker "L.M. Montgomery." A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891–1917 is the first in a series of volumes collecting Montgomery’s extensive contributions to... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:38:03 GMT
The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind (by A. C. Grayling) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-age-of-genius-the-seventeenth-century-and-the-birth-of-the-modern-mind
Author(s): A. C. Grayling
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers, History > Europe, History > World, Law > Constitutional, Philosophy > General
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish date: 2016-03-01
ISBN-10: 9781620403
ISBN-13: 9781620403440
Language: English
Description: The Age of Genius explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics. Acclaimed philosopher and historian A.C. Grayling points to three primary factors that led to the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature; the rise of the individual as a general and not merely an aristocratic type; and the invention and application of instruments and measurement in... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:56:02 GMT
All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer (by Karen Babine) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/all-the-wild-hungers-a-season-of-cooking-and-cancer
Author(s): Karen Babine
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Medical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Women, Cooking > Essays, Health & Fitness > Diseases
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Publish date: 2019-01-08
ISBN-10: 1571313729
ISBN-13: 9781571313720
Language: English
Description: “My sister is pregnant with a Lemon this week, Week 14, and this is amusing. My mother's uterine tumor, the size of a cabbage, is Week 30, and this is terrifying.” When her mother is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Karen Babine―a cook, collector of thrifted vintage cast iron, and fiercely devoted daughter, sister, and aunt―can’t help but wonder: feed a fever, starve a cold, but what do we do for cancer? And so she commits herself to preparing her mother anything she will eat, a vegetarian diving headfirst into the unfamiliar world of bone broth and pot roast. In these essays, Babine ponders the intimate connections between food,... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:12:03 GMT
The Last Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town (by Anthony S. Pitch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-last-lynching-how-a-gruesome-mass-murder-rocked-a-small-georgia-town
Author(s): Anthony S. Pitch
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > United States, Law > Discrimination
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publish date: 2016-03-22
ISBN-10: 9781510701
ISBN-13: 9781510701755
Language: English
Description: Nothing casts a more sinister shadow over our nation’s history than the gruesome lynchings that took place between 1882 and 1937, claiming 4,680 victims. During incidents of racist violence, lynchers tortured their victims before murdering them. Most killers were never brought to justice. In 1946, the bodies of two men and two women were found near Moore’s Ford Bridge in rural Monroe, Georgia. Their killers were never identified. And although the crime reverberated through the troubled community, the corrupt courts, and eventually the whole world, many details remained unexplored—until now. In The Last Lynching, Anthony S. Pitch reveals the... more...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:42:02 GMT
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love (by Dani Shapiro) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/inheritance-a-memoir-of-genealogy-paternity-and-love
Author(s): Dani Shapiro
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 1524732710
ISBN-13: 9781524732714
Language: English
Description: “A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.” —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach    From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist—“a writer of rare talent” (Cheryl Strayed)—a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love. What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us?... more...
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:12:05 GMT
The History of the Kings of Britain (Penguin Classics) (by Geoffrey of Monmouth) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-history-of-the-kings-of-britain-penguin-classics
Author(s): Geoffrey of Monmouth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Royalty, Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish date: 1977-01-27
ISBN-10: 9780140441
ISBN-13: 9780140441703
Language: English
Description: Completed in 1136, this classic chronicle traces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later. Vividly portraying legendary and semi-legendary figures such as Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin the magician, and the most famous of all British heroes, King Arthur, it is as much myth as it is history, and its veracity was questioned by other medieval writers. But Geoffrey of Monmouth’s powerful evocation of illustrious men and deeds captured the imagination of subsequent generations, and his influence can be traced through the works of Malory, Shakespeare, Dryden, and Tennyson.  ... more...
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:06:03 GMT
Dog Fights and Downtime: Adventures of an Ace Figter Pilot: WWII, Italy (by David Wilhelm) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dog-fights-and-downtime-adventures-of-an-ace-figter-pilot-wwii-italy
Author(s): David Wilhelm
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish date: 2016-02-19
ISBN-10: 9781530030
ISBN-13: 9781530030439
Language: English
Description: #WWII #Italy #P-51 #Ace I had made no analysis of the wisdom of the war or what was in store for me. But after President Roosevelt declared war in his "Day of Infamy" speech (December 8, 1941), I wanted to join the fighting forces. In particular, I wanted to join the Army Air Corps to be a fighter pilot. Using my personal journal, my scrapbook of orders, log books and letters home to my family as source materials, here’s a little of what it was like to be a 23−year−old lad expressing his excitement, fear, fatigue, boredom, worries, and dreams during training to be a fighter pilot and then in combat overseas... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:02:02 GMT
Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers (by Preston Lauterbach) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/bluff-city-the-secret-life-of-photographer-ernest-withers
Author(s): Preston Lauterbach
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States, Political Science > General
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 0393247929
ISBN-13: 9780393247923
Language: English
Description: The little-known story of an iconic photographer, whose work captured―and influenced―a critical moment in American history. Who was Ernest Withers? Most Americans may not know the name, but they do know his photographs. Withers took some of the most legendary images of the 1950s and ’60s: Martin Luther King, Jr., riding a newly integrated bus in Montgomery, Alabama; Emmett Till’s uncle pointing an accusatory finger across the courtroom at one of his nephew’s killers; scores of African-American protestors, carrying a forest of signs reading "I am a man." But while he enjoyed unparalleled access to the inner... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:04:02 GMT
Joy Enough: A Memoir (by Sarah McColl) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/joy-enough-a-memoir
Author(s): Sarah McColl
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Women, Family & Relationships > Family Relationships
Publisher: Liveright
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 1631494708
ISBN-13: 9781631494703
Language: English
Description: From a bracing new voice comes this life-affirming memoir of a daughter making and remaking her life in her mother’s image. Sifting gingerly through memories of her late mother, brilliant newcomer Sarah McColl has penned an indelible tribute to the joy and pain of loving well. Even as her own marriage splinters, McColl drops everything when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, returning to the family farmhouse and laboring over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health. In a series of vibrant vignettes―lipstick applied, novels read, imperfect cakes baked―McColl reveals a woman of endless charm and... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:02:16 GMT
Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy (by Larry Loftis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/code-name-lise-the-true-story-of-the-woman-who-became-wwiis-most-highly-decorated-spy
Author(s): Larry Loftis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Military
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 1501198653
ISBN-13: 9781501198656
Language: English
Description: “Reading like a thrilling spy novel and the most exciting sort of non-fiction—well researched, well written, and fast paced enough to keep the pages turning—this will interest fans of the history of espionage, World War II history, military history, women’s history, and biography.”—Library Journal (starred review) Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019 —Woman’s Day From internationally bestselling author of the “gripping” (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion’s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:20:10 GMT
A Fighter's Heart: One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting (by Sam Sheridan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-fighters-heart-one-mans-journey-through-the-world-of-fighting
Author(s): Sam Sheridan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Sports & Recreation > Boxing, Sports & Recreation > Martial Arts
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish date: 2008-01-21
ISBN-10: 0802143431
ISBN-13: 9780802143433
Language: English
Description: In 1999, after a series of wildly adventurous jobs around the world, Sam Sheridan found himself in Australia, loaded with cash and intent on not working until he’d spent it all. It occurred to him that, without distractions, he could finally indulge a long-dormant obsession:  fighting. Within a year, he was in Bangkok training with the greatest fighter in muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) history and stepping through the ropes for a professional bout. That one fight wasn’t enough. Sheridan set out to test himself on an epic journey into how and why we fight, facing Olympic boxers, Brazilian jiu-jitsu stars, and Ultimate... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:18:20 GMT
The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America (by Tommy Tomlinson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-elephant-in-the-room-one-fat-mans-quest-to-get-smaller-in-a-growing-america
Author(s): Tommy Tomlinson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 1501111612
ISBN-13: 9781501111617
Language: English
Description: “Powerful...A funny and moving account of what life is like for someone who carries extra weight.” —Garden & Gun The government definition of obesity is a body mass index of 30 or more. My BMI is 60.7. My shirts are size XXXXXXL, which the big-and-tall stores shorten to 6X. I’m 6-foot-1, or 73 inches tall. My waist is 60 inches around. I’m nearly a sphere. Those are the numbers. This is how it feels… So begins The Elephant in the Room, Tommy Tomlinson’s remarkably intimate and insightful memoir of his life as a fat man. When he was almost fifty years old, Tomlinson weighed an astonishing—and dangerous—460 pounds, at risk... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:18:16 GMT
The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) (by Ha Jin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-banished-immortal-a-life-of-li-bai-li-po
Author(s): Ha Jin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Pantheon
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 1524747416
ISBN-13: 9781524747411
Language: English
Description: From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai—also known as Li Po In his own time (701–762), Li Bai's poems—shaped by Daoist thought and characterized by their passion, romance, and lust for life—were never given their proper due by the official literary gatekeepers. Nonetheless, his lines rang out on the lips of court entertainers, tavern singers, soldiers, and writers throughout the Tang dynasty, and his deep desire for a higher, more perfect world gave rise to his nickname, the Banished Immortal. Today, Bai's verses are still taught to China's... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:08:06 GMT
Why We Fight: One Man’s Search for Meaning Inside the Ring (by Josh Rosenblatt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/why-we-fight-one-man-s-search-for-meaning-inside-the-ring
Author(s): Josh Rosenblatt
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Sports & Recreation > Martial Arts
Publisher: Ecco
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 0062569988
ISBN-13: 9780062569981
Language: English
Description: A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport, what happens to our bodies and brains when we do, and what it all means Anyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different kind of madness, a more persistent kind, to stick around long enough to be one of the people who does the knowing. Josh Rosenblatt was thirty-three years old when he first realized he wanted to fight. A lifelong pacifist with a philosopher’s hatred of violence and a dandy’s aversion to exercise, he drank to excess, smoked passionately, ate indifferently, and... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:02:19 GMT
Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero - The Tragic Life of Robert E. Lee's Father (by Ryan Cole) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/light-horse-harry-lee-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-revolutionary-hero-the-tragic-life-of-robert-e-lees-father
Author(s): Ryan Cole
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States
Publisher: Regnery History
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 1621576973
ISBN-13: 9781621576976
Language: English
Description: "Light-Horse Harry blazes across the pages of Ryan Cole's narrative like a meteor—and his final crash is as destructive. Cole tells his story with care, sympathy, and where necessary, sternness. This book is a great, and sometimes harrowing read." —Richard Brookhiser, senior editor at National Review and author of Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington Who was "Light-Horse Harry" Lee? Gallant Revolutionary War hero. Quintessential Virginia cavalryman. George Washington’s trusted subordinate and immortal eulogist. Robert E. Lee’s beloved father. Founding father who shepherded the Constitution through the Virginia Ratifying... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:36:02 GMT
Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely (by Andrew S. Curran) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/diderot-and-the-art-of-thinking-freely
Author(s): Andrew S. Curran
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers, History > World, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Other Press
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 1590516702
ISBN-13: 9781590516706
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:16:05 GMT
The Innocent Man (by John Grisham) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-innocent-man
Author(s): John Grisham
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Law > Criminal Law, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Delta
Publish date: 2007-11-20
ISBN-10: 0385340915
ISBN-13: 9780385340915
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:02:16 GMT
The First Scientist: A Life of Roger Bacon (by Brian Clegg) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-first-scientist-a-life-of-roger-bacon
Author(s): Brian Clegg
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists
Publisher: Constable
Publish date: 2003-02-27
ISBN-10: 1841196185
ISBN-13: 9781841196183
Language: English
Description: The 13th-century friar Roger Bacon has a good claim to be known as the West's first true scientist. Born in 1219, he was passionately interested in the natural world and how things worked. In this age of religious intolerance and superstition he was banned from writing on such dangerous topics by his Order, and it was only when a new Pope proved sympathetic that he began his encyclopedia of knowledge, on everything from optics to alchemy. Sadly the enlightened Pope died before he could read it; and Bacon was tried as a magician and incarcerated for 10 years. After his death, legend transformed Bacon into a mythical sorcerer "Doctor Mirabilis", but... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:42:05 GMT
When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon (by Joshua D Mezrich) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/when-death-becomes-life-notes-from-a-transplant-surgeon
Author(s): Joshua D Mezrich
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Medical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Medical > History, Science > History
Publisher: Harper
Publish date: 2019-01-15
ISBN-10: 0062656201
ISBN-13: 9780062656209
Language: English
Description: "With When Death Becomes Life, Joshua Mezrich has performed the perfect core biopsy of transplantation—a clear and compelling account of the grueling daily work, the spell-binding history and the unsettling ethical issues that haunt this miraculous lifesaving treatment. Mezrich's compassionate and honest voice, punctuated by a sharp and intelligent wit, render the enormous subject not just palatable but downright engrossing."—Pauline Chen, author of Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality A gifted surgeon illuminates one of the most profound, awe-inspiring, and deeply affecting achievements of modern day... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:40:07 GMT
The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir (by Domingo Martinez) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-boy-kings-of-texas-a-memoir
Author(s): Domingo Martinez
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Regional Subjects
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publish date: 2012-07-03
ISBN-10: 0762779195
ISBN-13: 9780762779192
Language: English
Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A lyrical and authentic book that recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980's, as each member of the family desperately tries to assimilate and escape life on the border to become "real" Americans, even at the expense of their shared family history. This is really un-mined territory in the memoir genre that gives in-depth insight into a previously unexplored corner of America.
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:58:03 GMT
True Compass: A Memoir (by Edward M. Kennedy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/true-compass-a-memoir-1
Author(s): Edward M. Kennedy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Political
Publisher: Twelve
Publish date: 2009-09-14
ISBN-10: 0446539252
ISBN-13: 9780446539258
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:06:04 GMT
Art Smith's Healthy Comfort: How America's Favorite Celebrity Chef Got it Together, Lost Weight, and Reclaimed His Health! (by Art Smith) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/art-smiths-healthy-comfort-how-americas-favorite-celebrity-chef-got-it-together-lost-weight-and-reclaimed-his-health
Author(s): Art Smith
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Cooking > General
Publisher: HarperOne
Publish date: 2013-05-07
ISBN-10: 0062217771
ISBN-13: 9780062217776
Language: English
Description: Art Smith, the award-winning, personal chef to Oprah Winfrey, returns to the kitchen with Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort, a collection of 150 original, delicious recipes that will help you lose weight. Over 100 pounds overweight and facing a personal health crisis that included diagnoses for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, Smith started to exercise and made changes to his diet while continuing to prepare scrumptious meals. For the first time, he shares his weight-loss secrets and the recipes that helped him keep off the pounds. Filled with stunning full-color photos and easy-to-follow directions, Art... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:06:01 GMT
State of Play: The Heartbeat of Modern Football (by Michael Calvin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/state-of-play-the-heartbeat-of-modern-football
Author(s): Michael Calvin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Sports & Recreation > Soccer
Publisher: Random House UK
Publish date: 2018-12-01
ISBN-10: 9781780896
ISBN-13: 9781780896311
Language: English
Description: First he revealed the extraordinary lives of soccer scouts in The Nowhere Men. Next he unearthed the pressures on the managers in Living on the Volcano. Then he chronicled the hardships of young players striving to make it in No Hunger in Paradise. Now in State of Play, in what marks the pinnacle of a career investigating the human stories of soccer, Michael Calvin turns his eye to the biggest story of all—the game itself. From mental health to money, concussion to Champions league, fan-owners to oligarchs, women's soccer to world cups, Calvin gets under the skin of the beautiful game, and reveals why it is truly the game... more...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:46:03 GMT