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, 06 Dec 2019 15:12:08 GMT Books-share.com https://www.books-share.com/images/logo.png https://www.books-share.com/ 158 57 The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference) (by David Hugh Farmer) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-oxford-dictionary-of-saints-oxford-paperback-reference
Author(s): David Hugh Farmer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Reference > General, Religion > Christianity, Religion > History
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2004-09-23
ISBN-10: 0198609493
ISBN-13: 9780198609490
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:12:08 GMT
Nelson's Battles: The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail (by Nicholas Tracy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/nelsons-battles-the-art-of-victory-in-the-age-of-sail
Author(s): Nicholas Tracy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, History > Military, Technology & Engineering > Military Science
Publisher: Caxton Editions
Publish date: 2004-01
ISBN-10: 1840673575
ISBN-13: 9781840673579
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:26:06 GMT
Hitler's Philosophers (by Yvonne Sherratt) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hitlers-philosophers
Author(s): Yvonne Sherratt
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2013-05-01
ISBN-10: 0300151934
ISBN-13: 9780300151930
Language: English
Description: Hitler had a dream to rule the world, not only with the gun but also with his mind. He saw himself as a "philosopher-leader" and astonishingly gained the support of many intellectuals of his time. In this compelling book, Yvonne Sherratt explores Hitler's relationship with philosophers and uncovers cruelty, ambition, violence, and betrayal where least expected—at the heart of Germany's ivory tower. Sherratt investigates international archives, discovering evidence back to the 1920s of Hitler's vulgarization of noble thinkers of the past, including Kant, Nietzsche, and Darwin. She reveals how philosophers of... more...
]]>
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 04:52:02 GMT
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (by Christopher McDougall) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/born-to-run-a-hidden-tribe-superathletes-and-the-greatest-race-the-world-has-never-seen
Author(s): Christopher McDougall
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Health & Fitness > Exercise, Social Science > General, Sports & Recreation > Track & Field
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 2011-03-29
ISBN-10: 0307279189
ISBN-13: 9780307279187
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 06:52:02 GMT
George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father (by Thomas S. Kidd) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/george-whitefield-americas-spiritual-founding-father
Author(s): Thomas S. Kidd
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, History > United States
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish date: 2014-10-28
ISBN-10: 0300181620
ISBN-13: 9780300181623
Language: English
Description: In the years prior to the American Revolution, George Whitefield was the most famous man in the colonies. Thomas Kidd’s fascinating new biography explores the extraordinary career of the most influential figure in the first generation of Anglo-American evangelical Christianity, examining his sometimes troubling stands on the pressing issues of the day, both secular and spiritual, and his relationships with such famous contemporaries as Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley.   Based on the author’s comprehensive studies of Whitefield’s original sermons, journals, and letters, this excellent history... more...
]]>
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 20:26:02 GMT
Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (by Josh Kun) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/audiotopia-music-race-and-america
Author(s): Josh Kun
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, History > United States, Literary Collections > General, Literary Criticism > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 0520225104
ISBN-13: 9780520225107
Language: English
Description: Ranging from Los Angeles to Havana to the Bronx to the U.S.-Mexico border and from klezmer to hip hop to Latin rock, this groundbreaking book injects popular music into contemporary debates over American identity. Josh Kun insists that America is not a single chorus of many voices folded into one, but rather various republics of sound that represent multiple stories of racial and ethnic difference. To this end he covers a range of music and listeners to evoke the ways that popular sounds have expanded our idea of American culture and American identity. Artists as diverse as The Weavers, Café Tacuba, Mickey Katz, Rahsaan... more...
]]>
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:12:02 GMT
Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) (by Saint Augustine) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/confessions-oxford-worlds-classics
Author(s): Saint Augustine
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Religion > Christianity, Religion > Theology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2009-02-15
ISBN-10: 0199537828
ISBN-13: 9780199537822
Language: English
Description: In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. Now, Henry Chadwick, an eminent scholar of early Christianity, has... more...
]]>
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:42:08 GMT
Stealing Lincoln's Body (by Thomas J. Craughwell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/stealing-lincolns-body
Author(s): Thomas J. Craughwell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > United States, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: Belknap Press
Publish date: 2007-04-15
ISBN-10: 0674024583
ISBN-13: 9780674024588
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Sun, 01 Dec 2019 19:16:06 GMT
Handbook of Evolutionary Computation (by David B. Fogel, Thomas Back, Zbigniew Michalewicz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/handbook-of-evolutionary-computation
Author(s): David B. Fogel, Thomas Back, Zbigniew Michalewicz
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Computers > Artificial Intelligence, Computers > Programming, Mathematics > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 1997-04-17
ISBN-10: 0750303921
ISBN-13: 9780750303927
Language: English
Description: Many scientists and engineers now use the paradigms of evolutionary computation (genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, genetic programming, classifier systems, and combinations or hybrids thereof) to tackle problems that are either intractable or unrealistically time consuming to solve through traditional computational strategies. Recently there have been vigorous initiatives to promote cross-fertilization between the EC paradigms, and also to combine these paradigms with other approaches such as neural networks to create hybrid systems with enhanced capabilities. To address the need for speedy dissemination of new... more...
]]>
Sun, 01 Dec 2019 12:52:02 GMT
Caravaggio: A Passionate Life (by Desmond Seward) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/caravaggio-a-passionate-life
Author(s): Desmond Seward
Categories: Art > Individual Artist, Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish date: 1998-10-21
ISBN-10: 0688150322
ISBN-13: 9780688150327
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 03:36:05 GMT
The Optimist: One Man's Search for the Brighter Side of Life (by LAURENCE SHORTER) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-optimist-one-mans-search-for-the-brighter-side-of-life-1
Author(s): LAURENCE SHORTER
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Publish date: 2009-12-29
ISBN-10: 0385664532
ISBN-13: 9780385664530
Language: English
Description: When it comes to bad news, we’ve never had it so good. Laurence Shorter is feeling anxious. Every time he opens a newspaper or turns on the radio he finds another reason to be tearful. It’s time to make a change. It’s time to be optimistic! His plan is simple: 1. Learn how to jump out of bed in the morning. 2. Secure personal happiness. 3. Save the world. The Optimist charts Shorter’s ambitious, year-long, international quest to seek out the world’s most positive thinkers, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jung Chang, Matthieu Ricard, California’s renowned Surfing Rabbi, and Bill Clinton. But optimism doesn’t come easy, and... more...
]]>
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:56:02 GMT
Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World (California Series in Public Anthropology) (by Carolyn Nordstrom) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/global-outlaws-crime-money-and-power-in-the-contemporary-world-california-series-in-public-anthropology
Author(s): Carolyn Nordstrom
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, Political Science > General, Social Science > Anthropology, Social Science > Criminology
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2007-06-20
ISBN-10: 0520250966
ISBN-13: 9780520250963
Language: English
Description: Carolyn Nordstrom explores the pathways of global crime in this stunning work of anthropology that has the power to change the way we think about the world. To write this book, she spent three years traveling to hot spots in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the United States investigating the dynamics of illegal trade around the world--from blood diamonds and arms to pharmaceuticals, exotica, and staples like food and oil. Global Outlaws peels away the layers of a vast economy that extends from a war orphan in Angola selling Marlboros on the street to powerful transnational networks reaching across continents and oceans. Nordstrom's extraordinary... more...
]]>
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:42:02 GMT
Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District (by Peter Moskos) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/cop-in-the-hood-my-year-policing-baltimores-eastern-district
Author(s): Peter Moskos
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, Social Science > Criminology, Social Science > Sociology
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2009-08-03
ISBN-10: 0691143862
ISBN-13: 9780691143866
Language: English
Description: When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood, Moskos reveals the truths he learned on the midnight shift. Through Moskos's eyes, we see police academy graduates unprepared for the realities of the street, success measured by number of arrests, and the ultimate failure of the war on drugs. In addition to telling an explosive insider's story of what it is... more...
]]>
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:32:02 GMT
Thiele: Pioneer in Statistics (by Steffen L. Lauritzen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/thiele-pioneer-in-statistics
Author(s): Steffen L. Lauritzen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, Business & Economics > Economics, Mathematics > Probability & Statistics, Science > Astronomy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2002-12-19
ISBN-10: 0198509723
ISBN-13: 9780198509721
Language: English
Description: Thorvald Nicolai Thiele was a brilliant Danish researcher of the 19th Century. He was a professor of Astronomy and founder of Hafnia, the first Danish private insurance company. Thiele worked in astronomy, mathematics, actuarial science and statistics, his most spectacular contributions were in the latter two areas, where his published work was far ahead of his time.Thiele: Pioneer in Statistics also contains three papers, written by A. Hald and S.L. Lauritzen which describes Thiele's statistical work in modern terms and puts them into an historical perspective. The texts are supplemented with introductory material on Thiele's life and other... more...
]]>
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:42:11 GMT
The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats (by Daniel Stone) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-food-explorer-the-true-adventures-of-the-globe-trotting-botanist-who-transformed-what-america-eats
Author(s): Daniel Stone
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Travelers, Cooking > History, Technology & Engineering > Agriculture
Publisher: Dutton
Publish date: 2018-02-20
ISBN-10: 1101990589
ISBN-13: 9781101990582
Language: English
Description: The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes--and thousands more--to the American plate. In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Kale from Croatia, mangoes from India, and hops from Bavaria. Peaches from China, avocados from Chile, and... more...
]]>
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:22:02 GMT
Greatness: Reagan, Churchill, and the Making of Extraordinary Leaders (by Steven F. Hayward) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/greatness-reagan-churchill-and-the-making-of-extraordinary-leaders
Author(s): Steven F. Hayward
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, History > United States, History > World
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Publish date: 2006-10-24
ISBN-10: 0307237192
ISBN-13: 9780307237194
Language: English
Description: The Unexplored Connections Between Two of History’s Greatest Leaders Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill were true giants of the twentieth century, but somehow historians have failed to notice the many similarities between these extraordinary leaders. Until now. In Greatness, Steven F. Hayward–who has written acclaimed studies of both Reagan and Churchill–goes beneath superficial differences to uncover the remarkable parallels between the two statesmen. In exploring these connections, Hayward shines a light on the nature of political genius and the timeless aspects of statesmanship–critical lessons in this or any age.
]]>
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 07:52:15 GMT
The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World (by L. Fletcher Prouty) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-secret-team-the-cia-and-its-allies-in-control-of-the-united-states-and-the-world-1
Author(s): L. Fletcher Prouty
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > United States, History > World, Political Science > History & Theory
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish date: 2011-04-01
ISBN-10: 1616082844
ISBN-13: 9781616082840
Language: English
Description: The Secret Team, L. Fletcher Prouty’s expose´ of the CIA’s brutal methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War, was first published in the 1970s. However, virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, having been purchased en masse by shady “private buyers.” Certainly, Prouty’s allegations—such as how the U-2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to sabotage Eisenhower–Khrushchev talk—cannot have pleased the CIA. The Secret Team appears once more with a new introduction by Jesse Ventura.
]]>
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 15:18:02 GMT
Ingmar Bergman: The Life and Films of the Last Great European Director (by Geoffrey Macnab) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ingmar-bergman-the-life-and-films-of-the-last-great-european-director
Author(s): Geoffrey Macnab
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Drama > General, History > Europe, Performing Arts > Film & Video
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
Publish date: 2009-07-15
ISBN-10: 1848850468
ISBN-13: 9781848850460
Language: English
Description: Ingmar Bergman was the last and arguably the greatest of the old-style European auteurs and his influence across all areas of contemporary cinema has continued to be considerable since his death in July 2007. Drawing on interviews with collaborators and original research, this book puts Bergman's career into the context of his life and offers a new and revealing portrait of this great filmmaker.  Geoffrey Macnab explores the often painfully autobiographical nature of his work, while also looking in detail at Bergman as a craftsman. He considers Bergman's working... more...
]]>
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:46:07 GMT
Investing with Anthony Bolton: The anatomy of a stock market winner (by Jonathan Davis, Anthony Bolton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/investing-with-anthony-bolton-the-anatomy-of-a-stock-market-winner
Author(s): Jonathan Davis, Anthony Bolton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Business, Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Investments & Securities
Publisher: Harriman House
Publish date: 2006-11-01
ISBN-10: 1905641117
ISBN-13: 9781905641116
Language: English
Description: Who is the most successful investment manager in Britain? Arguments could rage forever, but no professional would dispute that Anthony Bolton of Fidelity is among the very best. £1,000 invested in his Special Situations fund at its launch in 1979 was worth more than £125,000 twenty seven years later. No other mainstream UK fund manager has put together such a consistently impressive performance over such a long period. The 125-fold increase represents an average compound growth rate of more than 20% per annum, or 7% per annum greater than the FTSE All-Share Index over the same period. This track record of sustained outperformance stands... more...
]]>
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:56:15 GMT
The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise of Notre Dame Football (by Jack Cavanaugh) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-gipper-george-gipp-knute-rockne-and-the-dramatic-rise-of-notre-dame-football
Author(s): Jack Cavanaugh
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Sports, Sports & Recreation > Football
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publish date: 2010-09-10
ISBN-10: 1616081104
ISBN-13: 9781616081102
Language: English
Description: Win one for The Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known and widely-used exhortative phrase in sports? Not likely. But who was the “Gipper,” this mythical-like sports figure whose nickname has aroused, in turn, awe, wonderment, curiosity, and amusement since the second decade of the twentieth century, and why is his story important? Answering those questions is the formidable task taken on here by veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh, whose Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of boxing legend Gene Tunney was referred to as “impressively researched and richly detailed” by Sports Illustrated. More than eight decades... more...
]]>
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:26:20 GMT
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955) (by Robert Lacey) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-crown-the-official-companion-volume-1-elizabeth-ii-winston-churchill-and-the-making-of-a-young-queen-1947-1955
Author(s): Robert Lacey
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Royalty, Performing Arts > General
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Publish date: 2017-10-17
ISBN-10: 1524762288
ISBN-13: 9781524762285
Language: English
Description: The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills   Elizabeth Mountbatten never expected her father to die so suddenly, so young, leaving her with a throne to fill and a global institution to govern. Crowned at twenty-five, she was already a wife and mother as she began her journey towards becoming a queen.   As Britain lifted itself out of the shadow of war, the new monarch faced her own challenges. Her... more...
]]>
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 06:46:11 GMT
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents (by Pete Souza) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/shade-a-tale-of-two-presidents
Author(s): Pete Souza
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Photography > History, Photography > Photojournalism, Photography > Subjects & Themes
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish date: 2018-10-16
ISBN-10: 0316421820
ISBN-13: 9780316421829
Language: English
Description: From Pete Souza, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Obama: An Intimate Portrait, comes a powerful tribute to a bygone era of integrity in politics. As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency--and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it. Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out. Shade is a portrait in Presidential... more...
]]>
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 17:42:03 GMT
President Carter: The White House Years (by Stuart E. Eizenstat) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/president-carter-the-white-house-years
Author(s): Stuart E. Eizenstat
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > United States
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publish date: 2018-04-24
ISBN-10: 1250104556
ISBN-13: 9781250104557
Language: English
Description: The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments―drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes. Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter’s side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as Chief Domestic Policy Adviser. He was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many foreign policy ones. Famous for the legal pads he took to every meeting, he draws on more than 7500 pages of notes and 350 interviews of all the major figures of the time, to write the... more...
]]>
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 02:26:08 GMT
From Classroom to White House: The Presidents and First Ladies as Students and Teachers (by James McMurtry Longo) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/from-classroom-to-white-house-the-presidents-and-first-ladies-as-students-and-teachers
Author(s): James McMurtry Longo
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, Education > History, History > United States, Social Science > General
Publisher: McFarland
Publish date: 2011-11-04
ISBN-10: 0786464860
ISBN-13: 9780786464869
Language: English
Description: President Eisenhower, who was not always the best student, once wrote, "One cannot always read a man's future in the record of his younger days." Indeed, this review of the classroom experiences of presidents and first ladies from George and Martha Washington to Barack and Michelle Obama reveals that few made model students. Teachers reported that John F. Kennedy could "seldom locate his possessions," found George H.W. Bush "somewhat eccentric," and dubbed a sixth-grade Bill Clinton "a motormouth." In addition to chronicling the school days of these historic figures, this volume also relates their teaching experiences, the educational issues they... more...
]]>
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 02:16:02 GMT
Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom (by Thomas E. Ricks) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/churchill-and-orwell-the-fight-for-freedom
Author(s): Thomas E. Ricks
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, History > World
Publisher: Penguin Press
Publish date: 2017-05-23
ISBN-10: 1594206139
ISBN-13: 9781594206139
Language: English
Description: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted... more...
]]>
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 05:22:01 GMT
The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court (by Anna Whitelock) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-queens-bed-an-intimate-history-of-elizabeths-court
Author(s): Anna Whitelock
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Royalty, History > Europe
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Publish date: 2014-02-11
ISBN-10: 0374239789
ISBN-13: 9780374239787
Language: English
Description: From the private world of a beloved queen, a story of intimacy, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen’s court lay her bedchamber, closely guarded by the favored women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels, and shared her bed.      Elizabeth’s private life was of public concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the makeup and raiment, as well as to rumored dalliances with such figures as Earl Robert Dudley. Their presence was for... more...
]]>
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 05:16:04 GMT
My Amish Childhood: A True Story of Faith, Family, and the Simple Life (by Jerry S. Eicher) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/my-amish-childhood-a-true-story-of-faith-family-and-the-simple-life
Author(s): Jerry S. Eicher
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publish date: 2013-02-01
ISBN-10: 0736950060
ISBN-13: 9780736950060
Language: English
Description: Bestselling fiction author Jerry S. Eicher (nearly half a million books sold) turns his pen to a moving memoir of his life growing up Amish. Jerry's mother was nineteen years old and nine months married when he was born. She had received Grandfather Stoll's permission for the wedding because she agreed to help out on the farm the following year. However, with Jerry on the way, those plans failed. Jerry recounts his first two years of school in the Amish community of Aylmer, Ontario and his parents' decision to move to Honduras. Life in that beautiful Central American country is seen through an Amish boy's eyes--and then... more...
]]>
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 04:12:12 GMT
Gone to Ground: One Woman's Extraordinary Account of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany (by Marie Jalowicz-Simon) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/gone-to-ground-one-womans-extraordinary-account-of-survival-in-the-heart-of-nazi-germany
Author(s): Marie Jalowicz-Simon
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: The Clerkenwell Press
Publish date: 2015-02-26
ISBN-10: 1781254141
ISBN-13: 9781781254141
Language: English
Description: Berlin 1941. Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Jewish woman, makes an extraordinary decision. All around her, Jews are being rounded up for deportation, forced labour and extermination. Marie takes off the yellow star and vanishes into the city. In the years that follow, Marie lives under an assumed identity, moving between almost twenty different safe houses. She is forced to accept shelter wherever she can find it, and many of those she stayed with expected services in return. She stays with foreign workers, committed communists and even convinced Nazis. Any false move might lead to arrest. Always on the move, never certain who could be... more...
]]>
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:36:09 GMT
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef (by Gabrielle Hamilton) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/blood-bones-and-butter-the-inadvertent-education-of-a-reluctant-chef-1
Author(s): Gabrielle Hamilton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, Biography & Autobiography > Women
Publisher: Random House
Publish date: 2011-03-01
ISBN-10: 140006872X
ISBN-13: 9781400068722
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:22:06 GMT
The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math (by Steven Strogatz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-calculus-of-friendship-what-a-teacher-and-a-student-learned-about-life-while-corresponding-about-math
Author(s): Steven Strogatz
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Educators, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, Literary Collections > Letters, Mathematics > Calculus, Science > History
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2009-08-03
ISBN-10: 0691134936
ISBN-13: 9780691134932
Language: English
Description: The Calculus of Friendship is the story of an extraordinary connection between a teacher and a student, as chronicled through more than thirty years of letters between them. What makes their relationship unique is that it is based almost entirely on a shared love of calculus. For them, calculus is more than a branch of mathematics; it is a game they love playing together, a constant when all else is in flux. The teacher goes from the prime of his career to retirement, competes in whitewater kayaking at the international level, and loses a son. The student matures from high school math whiz to Ivy League professor,... more...
]]>
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:26:03 GMT
Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science (by Richard Dawkins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/brief-candle-in-the-dark-my-life-in-science
Author(s): Richard Dawkins
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, Religion > Atheism, Science > History, Science > Biology
Publisher: Ecco
Publish date: 2015-09-29
ISBN-10: 0062288431
ISBN-13: 9780062288431
Language: English
Description: In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the twentieth century—The God Delusion. Called “one of the best nonfiction writers alive today” (Stephen Pinker) and a “prize-fighter” (Nature), Richard Dawkins cheerfully, mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement. Exploring the halls of intellectual inquiry and... more...
]]>
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:36:03 GMT
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon (by Buzz Aldrin, Ken Abraham) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/magnificent-desolation-the-long-journey-home-from-the-moon
Author(s): Buzz Aldrin, Ken Abraham
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Adventurers & Explorers, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Publish date: 2009-06-23
ISBN-10: 0307463451
ISBN-13: 9780307463456
Language: English
Description: Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had their Earth-centric perspective unalterably changed by the iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the surface of the moon, the blackness of space behind him and his fellow explorer and the Eagle reflected in his visor. Describing the alien world he was walking upon, he uttered the words “magnificent desolation.” And as the astronauts... more...
]]>
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 03:26:09 GMT
The Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes 1962-1970 (by Mark Lewisohn) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-beatles-recording-sessions-the-official-abbey-road-studio-session-notes-1962-1970
Author(s): Mark Lewisohn
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Music > Recording & Reproduction, Music > Reference, Reference > General
Publisher: Harmony Books
Publish date: 1989-08-13
ISBN-10: 0517570661
ISBN-13: 9780517570661
Language: English
Description: The official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes 1962-1970. "At last the complete, official, inside-the-studio details of every Beatles recording session."
]]>
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 03:26:04 GMT
The Money Makers: How Roosevelt and Keynes Ended the Depression, Defeated Fascism, and Secured a Prosperous Peace (by Eric Rauchway) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-money-makers-how-roosevelt-and-keynes-ended-the-depression-defeated-fascism-and-secured-a-prosperous-peace
Author(s): Eric Rauchway
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Business & Economics > Economic History, Business & Economics > Economics, Business & Economics > Money & Monetary Policy, History > United States
Publisher: Basic Books
Publish date: 2015-10-27
ISBN-10: 0465049699
ISBN-13: 9780465049691
Language: English
Description: Shortly after arriving in the White House in early 1933, Franklin Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard. His opponents thought his decision unwise at best, and ruinous at worst. But they could not have been more wrong. With The Money Makers, Eric Rauchway tells the absorbing story of how FDR and his advisors pulled the levers of monetary policy to save the domestic economy and propel the United States to unprecedented prosperity and superpower status. Drawing on the ideas of the brilliant British economist John Maynard Keynes, among others, Roosevelt created the conditions for recovery from the Great... more...
]]>
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 01:56:07 GMT
Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS (by Martin Duberman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hold-tight-gently-michael-callen-essex-hemphill-and-the-battlefield-of-aids
Author(s): Martin Duberman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General
Publisher: New Press, The
Publish date: 2014-03-18
ISBN-10: 1595589457
ISBN-13: 9781595589453
Language: English
Description: In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people had already died from AIDS-related complications—among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, Hold Tight Gently is the celebrated historian Martin Duberman’s poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two of the great unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a... more...
]]>
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:02:07 GMT
Becoming Queen Victoria: The Tragic Death of Princess Charlotte and the Unexpected Rise of Britain's Greatest Monarch (by Kate Williams) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/becoming-queen-victoria-the-tragic-death-of-princess-charlotte-and-the-unexpected-rise-of-britains-greatest-monarch
Author(s): Kate Williams
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish date: 2010-08-10
ISBN-10: 0345461959
ISBN-13: 9780345461957
Language: English
Description: In her lauded biography England’s Mistress, Kate Williams painted a vivid and intimate portrait of Emma Hamilton, the lover of English national hero Lord Horatio Nelson. Now, with the same keen insight and gift for telling detail, Williams provides a gripping account of Queen Victoria’s rise to the throne and her early years in power—as well as the tragic, little-known story of the princess whose demise made it all possible.     Toward the end of the eighteenth century, monarchies across Europe found themselves in crisis. With mad King George III and his delinquent offspring tarnishing the realm, the English pinned their hopes... more...
]]>
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 04:56:02 GMT
Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road (by Neil Peart) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ghost-rider-travels-on-the-healing-road
Author(s): Neil Peart
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Health & Fitness > General
Publisher: ECW Press
Publish date: 2002-09-01
ISBN-10: 1550225480
ISBN-13: 9781550225488
Language: English
Description: In less than a year, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. This memoir tells of the sense of loss and directionlessness that led him on a 55,000-mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again. He had needed to get away, but had not really needed a destination. His travel adventures chronicle his personal odyssey and include stories of reuniting with friends and family, grieving, thinking, and reminiscing as he rode until he encountered... more...
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 19:46:02 GMT
Alan Turing: The Enigma The Centenary Edition (by Andrew Hodges) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/alan-turing-the-enigma-the-centenary-edition
Author(s): Andrew Hodges
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, Computers > History, Mathematics > General
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2012-05-27
ISBN-10: 069115564X
ISBN-13: 9780691155647
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 17:52:02 GMT
Fantasy Femmes of 60's Cinema: Interviews with 20 Actresses from Biker, Beach, and Elvis Movies (by Tom Lisanti) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fantasy-femmes-of-60s-cinema-interviews-with-20-actresses-from-biker-beach-and-elvis-movies
Author(s): Tom Lisanti
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Performing Arts > Film & Video, Performing Arts > Reference, Reference > General
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publish date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0786408685
ISBN-13: 9780786408689
Language: English
Description: Elvis Presley musicals, beach romps, biker flicks, and alienated youth movies were some of the most popular types of drive-in films during the sixties. The actresses interviewed for this book (including Celeste Yarnall, Lana Wood, Linda Harrison, Pamela Tiffin, Deanna Lund, Diane McBain, Judy Pace, and Chris Noel) all made their mark in these genres. These fantastic femmes could be found either twisting on the shores of Malibu, careening down the highway on a chopper, being serenaded by Elvis, or taking on the establishment as hip coeds. As cult figures, they contributed greatly to that period of filmmaking aimed at the teenage audience who... more...
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:12:02 GMT
Journeys to Significance: Charting a Leadership Course from the Life of Paul (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series) (by Neil Cole) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/journeys-to-significance-charting-a-leadership-course-from-the-life-of-paul-jossey-bass-leadership-network-series
Author(s): Neil Cole
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Religion > Christian Life, Religion > Christian Ministry
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publish date: 2011-03-29
ISBN-10: 047052944X
ISBN-13: 9780470529447
Language: English
Description: A powerful, biblically based model of leadership development based on the life of the Apostle PaulAll churches, denominations, and parachurch organizations are eager for new models of leadership development. Cole uses the life and leadership lessons of the Apostle Paul to show how to develop leaders who are skilled, dedicated, and always open to learning from experience.Cole, a trusted, innovative authority, uses the four journeys of Paul to shows how leaders can grow to be more influential.A publication from the acclaimed Leadership NetworkPaul, the original “church planter,” was very instrumental in the growth of Christianity—and a perfect... more...
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:02:04 GMT
Coaching Confidential: Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches (by Gary Myers) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/coaching-confidential-inside-the-fraternity-of-nfl-coaches
Author(s): Gary Myers
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Sports, Sports & Recreation > Coaching, Sports & Recreation > Football
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Publish date: 2012-11-13
ISBN-10: 0307719669
ISBN-13: 9780307719669
Language: English
Description: A behind-the-scenes look at the high-pressure lives of NFL head coaches Coaching Confidential chronicles a year in the life of an NFL head coach. But not just one head coach. A composite portrait is drawn through interviews with at least 20 current and former head coaches (including Super Bowl winners such as Bill Parcells, Tom Coughlin, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Dungy, Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan, Dick Vermeil, Mike Holmgren, Brian Billick, and Joe Gibbs), taking us through the professional and personal challenges of the job. This book covers the draft, free agency, big trades, training camp, family crisis, player troubles, coaching relationships with... more...
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:46:02 GMT
On an Irish Island (by Robert Kanigel) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/on-an-irish-island
Author(s): Robert Kanigel
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, History > Europe, History > Social History, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2012-02-07
ISBN-10: 0307269590
ISBN-13: 9780307269591
Language: English
Description: On an Irish Island is a love letter to a vanished way of life, in which Robert Kanigel, the highly praised author of The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, tells the story of the Great Blasket, a wildly beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland, renowned during the early twentieth century for the rich communal life of its residents and the unadulterated Irish they spoke. With the Irish language vanishing all through the rest of Ireland, the Great Blasket became a magnet for scholars and writers drawn there during the Gaelic renaissance—and the scene for a memorable clash of cultures between modern life and an older, sometimes... more...
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:42:01 GMT
The Spy Who Loved Us: The Vietnam War and Pham Xuan An's Dangerous Game (by Thomas A. Bass) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-spy-who-loved-us-the-vietnam-war-and-pham-xuan-ans-dangerous-game
Author(s): Thomas A. Bass
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Military
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publish date: 2009-02-10
ISBN-10: 1586484095
ISBN-13: 9781586484095
Language: English
Description: Pham Xuan An was a brilliant journalist and an even better spy. A friend to all the legendary reporters who covered the Vietnam War, he was an invaluable source of news and a font of wisdom on all things Vietnamese. At the same time, he was a masterful double agent. An inspired shape-shifter who kept his cover in place until the day he died, Pham Xuan An ranks as one of the preeminent spies of the twentieth century. When Thomas A. Bass set out to write the story of An’s remarkable career for The New Yorker, fresh revelations arrived daily during their freewheeling conversations, which began in... more...
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:46:02 GMT
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 (by William Manchester, Paul Reid) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-last-lion-winston-spencer-churchill-defender-of-the-realm-1940-1965
Author(s): William Manchester, Paul Reid
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish date: 2012-11-06
ISBN-10: 0316547700
ISBN-13: 9780316547703
Language: English
Description: Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. THE LAST LION brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country... more...
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:36:10 GMT
Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir (by A. E. Hotchner) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/papa-hemingway-a-personal-memoir
Author(s): A. E. Hotchner
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publish date: 2005-04-06
ISBN-10: 0306814277
ISBN-13: 9780306814273
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 03:26:04 GMT
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/american-prometheus-the-triumph-and-tragedy-of-j-robert-oppenheimer-1
Author(s): Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, History > General, Science > History, Science > Nuclear Physics
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2005-04-05
ISBN-10: 0375412026
ISBN-13: 9780375412028
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 20:36:02 GMT
Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings (by Roy Basler, Carl Sandburg, Roy P. Basler) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lincoln-his-speeches-and-writings
Author(s): Roy Basler, Carl Sandburg, Roy P. Basler
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > United States, History > World
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publish date: 2001-12-04
ISBN-10: 0306810751
ISBN-13: 9780306810756
Language: English
Description: This volume presents nearly 250 of Lincoln's most important speeches, state papers, and letters in their entirety. Here are not only the masterpieces—the Gettysburg Address, the Inaugural Addresses, the 1858 Republican Convention Speech, the Emancipation Proclamation—but hundreds of lesser-known gems. Alfred Kazin has written that Lincoln was "not just the greatest writer among our Presidents . . . but the most telling and unforgettable of all American 'public' writer-speakers," and it’s never been cleaner than in this comprehensive edition.
]]>
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:16:05 GMT
A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton (by Carl Bernstein) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-woman-in-charge-the-life-of-hillary-rodham-clinton
Author(s): Carl Bernstein
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Women
Publisher: Knopf
Publish date: 2007-06-05
ISBN-10: 0375407669
ISBN-13: 9780375407666
Language: English
Description: No description available
]]>
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:02:09 GMT
A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story (by Brenda Ashford) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-spoonful-of-sugar-a-nannys-story
Author(s): Brenda Ashford
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Women, Family & Relationships > Parenting
Publisher: Doubleday
Publish date: 2013-04-02
ISBN-10: 0385536410
ISBN-13: 9780385536417
Language: English
Description: Brenda Ashford is the quintessential British nanny. Prim and proper, gentle and kind, she seems to have stepped straight out of Mary Poppins. For more than six decades Nanny Brenda swaddled, diapered, dressed, played with, sang to, cooked for, and looked after more than one hundred children. From the pampered sons and daughters of lords ensconced in their grand estates to the children of tough war evacuees in London’s East End, Brenda has taught countless little ones to be happy, healthy, and thoroughly well bred. In this delightful memoir, Brenda shares her endearing, amusing, and sometimes downright bizarre experiences turning generations of... more...
]]>
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:32:09 GMT
The Magus of Java: Teachings of an Authentic Taoist Immortal (by Kosta Danaos) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-magus-of-java-teachings-of-an-authentic-taoist-immortal
Author(s): Kosta Danaos
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Computers > Programming, Body, Mind & Spirit > Occultism, Religion > Mysticism, Religion > Taoism
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Publish date: 2000-06-01
ISBN-10: 0892818131
ISBN-13: 9780892818136
Language: English
Description: The story of John Chang, the first man to be documented performing pyrokinesis, telekinesis, levitation, telepathy, and other paranormal abilities. • The author, a mechanical engineer, provides scientific explanations of how these powers work. • For the first time, the discipline of Mo-Pai is introduced to the West. In 1988 the documentary Ring of Fire was released to great acclaim. The most startling sequence in the film is that of a Chinese-Javanese acupuncturist who demonstrates his full mastery of the phenomenon of chi, or bio-energy, by generating an electrical current within his body, which he uses first to heal... more...
]]>
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:36:01 GMT