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Author(s): Howard Reich, William M. Gaines, William Gaines
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Humor > General
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publish date: 2003-05
ISBN-10: 0306812096
ISBN-13: 9780306812095
Language: English
Description: Jelly's Blues vividly recounts the tumultuous life of Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941), born Ferdinand Joseph Lamonthe to a large, extended family in New Orleans. A virtuoso pianist with a larger-than-life personality, he composed such influential early jazz pieces as "Kansas City Stomp" and "New Orleans Blues." But by the late 1930s, Jelly Roll Morton was nearly forgotten as a visionary jazz composer. Instead, he was caricatured as a braggart, a hustler, and, worst of all, a has-been. He was ridiculed by the white popular press and robbed of due royalties by unscrupulous music publishers. His reputation at rock bottom, Jelly... more...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:42:11 GMT
One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau (by Ron Forbes-Roberts) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/one-long-tune-the-life-and-music-of-lenny-breau
Author(s): Ron Forbes-Roberts
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Humor > General, Performing Arts > General
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publish date: 2006-05
ISBN-10: 1574412108
ISBN-13: 9781574412109
Language: English
Description: "Mr. Guitar" Chet Atkins called Lenny Breau (1941-1984) "the greatest guitarist who ever walked the face of the earth." Breau began playing the instrument at age seven, and went on to master many styles, especially jazz. Between 1968 and 1983 he made a series of recordings that are among the most influential guitar albums of the century. Breau's astonishing virtuosity influenced countless performers, but unfortunately it came at the expense of his personal relationships. Despite Breau's fascinating life story and his musical importance, no full-length biography has been published until now. Forbes-Roberts has interviewed more than 175 people and... more...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:22:11 GMT
Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me (by Jerry McGill) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/dear-marcus-a-letter-to-the-man-who-shot-me
Author(s): Jerry McGill
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Publish date: 2012-05-01
ISBN-10: 0812993071
ISBN-13: 9780812993073
Language: English
Description: When Jerry McGill was growing up in the housing projects on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1980s, his future seemed bright: Though times were tough for a family led by a single mother, McGill was a charming, precocious teenager, already excelling as an athlete and a dancer. But everything changed one night when he was thirteen. Walking home from a New Year’s party with a friend, McGill was shot in the back by an unknown assailant, who was never caught. Soon after, he learned that he would be wheelchair-bound for life.   Written as a letter to the man who shot him, whom he decides to call Marcus, Dear Marcus is a reflection on... more...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:22:05 GMT
The Jew Store (by Stella Suberman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-jew-store
Author(s): Stella Suberman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Literary Collections > American
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Publish date: 2001-09-14
ISBN-10: 1565123301
ISBN-13: 9781565123304
Language: English
Description: For a real bargain, while you're making a living, you should make also a life.--Aaron Bronson. In 1920, in small town America, the ubiquitous dry goods store--suits and coats, shoes and hats, work clothes and school clothes, yard goods and notions--was usually owned by Jews and often referred to as "the Jew store." That's how Stella Suberman's father's store, Bronson's Low-Priced Store, in Concordia, Tennessee, was known locally. The Bronsons were the first Jews to ever live in that tiny town (1920 population: 5,318) of one main street, one bank, one drugstore, one picture show, one feed and seed, one hardware, one barber shop,... more...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:22:02 GMT
Moses: A Life (by Jonathan Kirsch) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/moses-a-life
Author(s): Jonathan Kirsch
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Religion > Judaism
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publish date: 1999-11-02
ISBN-10: 0345412702
ISBN-13: 9780345412706
Language: English
Description: No description available
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:16:08 GMT
Front Row: Evenings at The Theatre (by Beryl Bainbridge) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/front-row-evenings-at-the-theatre
Author(s): Beryl Bainbridge
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Humor > General
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2005-12-10
ISBN-10: 0826487874
ISBN-13: 9780826487872
Language: English
Description: With an outstanding introductory essay, one of the greatest living English novelists has assembled her writings, essays and reviews about the theatre to provide a highly individual view of contemporary theatre and actors.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:16:05 GMT
In Search of Alberto Guerrero (by John Beckwith) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/in-search-of-alberto-guerrero
Author(s): John Beckwith
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Humor > General, Music > General
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publish date: 2015-04-09
ISBN-10: 0889204969
ISBN-13: 9780889204966
Language: English
Description: Composer John Weinzweig would have turned 100 on March 11, 2013. A year of celebrations begins Friday, March 8 at Walter Hall, U of T (7:30pm) curated by Soundstreams Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney. See the Press Release for full details and schedules. Press Release for full details and schedules. In Search of Alberto Guerrero is the first full biography of the influential Chilean-Canadian pianist and teacher (1886-1959), describing Guerrero’s long career as virtuoso recitalist, chamber music collaborator, concerto soloist, and teacher. Written by composer John Beckwith, who was a student of Guerrero, the book blends... more...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:16:02 GMT
New York Movies (Close-Ups, Book 3) (by Mark Asch, Little White Lies) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/new-york-movies-close-ups-book-3
Author(s): Mark Asch, Little White Lies
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Health & Fitness > General, Study Aids > Study Guides, Travel > United States
Publisher: William Collins
Publish date: 2019-05-14
ISBN-10: 0008329281
ISBN-13: 9780008329280
Language: English
Description: The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to New York movies, from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to Lena Dunham and Noah Baumbach. See movies through a new lens with Close-Ups, a series of pocket guides from the award-winning film magazine Little White Lies. New York has always been one of the world’s most filmed cities, with its apartments housing tenants like Rosemary's baby and the Royal Tenenbaums, its skyscrapers scaled by the likes of King Kong and graffiti artists and its rubble-strewn streets prowled by everyone from Travis Bickle to Carrie Bradshaw. In this illustrated pocket guide to New York and its... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:52:04 GMT
Stepin Fetchit: The Life and Times of Lincoln Perry (by Mel Watkins) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/stepin-fetchit-the-life-and-times-of-lincoln-perry
Author(s): Mel Watkins
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Performing Arts > General
Publisher: Pantheon
Publish date: 2005-10-18
ISBN-10: 0375423826
ISBN-13: 9780375423826
Language: English
Description: The first African American movie star, Lincoln Perry, a.k.a. Stepin Fetchit, is an iconic figure in the history of American popular culture. In the late 1920s and ’30s he was both renowned and reviled for his surrealistic portrayals of the era’s most popular comic stereotype—the lazy, shiftless Negro. After his breakthrough role in the 1929 film Hearts in Dixie, Perry was hailed as “the best actor that the talking pictures have produced” by the critic Robert Benchley. Having run away from his Key West home in his early teens, Perry found success as a vaude- villian before making his way to California. The tall, lanky actor became the... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:46:05 GMT
The Impostor: BHL in Wonderland (Counterblasts) (by Jade Lindgaard, Xavier De La Porte) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-impostor-bhl-in-wonderland-counterblasts
Author(s): Jade Lindgaard, Xavier De La Porte
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Biography & Autobiography > Philosophers
Publisher: Verso
Publish date: 2012-02-01
ISBN-10: 1844677486
ISBN-13: 9781844677481
Language: English
Description: How do we explain what Perry Anderson calls “the bizarre prominence of Bernard-Henri Lévy,” easily the best-known “thinker” under sixty in France? “It would,” he continues, “be difficult to imagine a more extraordinary reversal of national standards of taste and intelligence than the attention accorded this crass booby in France’s public sphere, despite innumerable demonstrations of his inability to get a fact or an idea straight. Could such a grotesque flourish in any other major Western culture today?” This book, based on a careful investigation comparing BHL’s words with his deeds, seeks to explore the remarkable... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:46:02 GMT
The End of the End of the Earth: Essays (by Jonathan Franzen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-end-of-the-end-of-the-earth-essays
Author(s): Jonathan Franzen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary, Literary Collections > American, Literary Collections > Essays
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish date: 2018-11-13
ISBN-10: 0374147930
ISBN-13: 9780374147938
Language: English
Description: A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like “a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames of shame, is to run straight into them.” For the past twenty-five years, even as his novels have earned him worldwide acclaim, Franzen has led a second life as a risk-taking essayist. Now, at a moment when technology has inflamed tribal hatreds and the planet is beset by unnatural calami- ties, he is back with a new collection of essays that recall us to more humane ways of being in the world.... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:36:14 GMT
Lacan: In Spite Of Everything (by Elisabeth Roudinesco) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lacan-in-spite-of-everything
Author(s): Elisabeth Roudinesco
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Social Scientists & Psychologists, Literary Criticism > General
Publisher: Verso
Publish date: 2014-03-18
ISBN-10: 1781681627
ISBN-13: 9781781681626
Language: English
Description: Jacques Lacan continues to be subject to the most extravagant interpretations. Angelic to some, he is demonic to others. To recall Lacan’s career, now that the heroic age of psychoanalysis is over, is to remember an intellectual and literary adventure that occupies a founding place in our modernity. Lacan went against the current of many of the hopes aroused by 1968, but embraced their paradoxes, and his language games and wordplay resonate today as so many injunctions to replace rampant individualism with a heightened social consciousness. Widely recognized as the leading authority on Lacan, Élisabeth Roudinesco revisits his life and work:... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:36:18 GMT
Reading for Thinking (by Laraine E. Flemming) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/reading-for-thinking-1
Author(s): Laraine E. Flemming
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Education > General, Fiction > General, Foreign Language Study > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > Reading Skills
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publish date: 2008-02-22
ISBN-10: 0618985824
ISBN-13: 9780618985821
Language: English
Description: Incorporating a wealth of practice exercises and high-interest readings, Reading for Thinking focuses on improving reading skills at the "micro- level" and moving on to the "macro-level." Over half of the book is devoted to evaluating, drawing inferences, and identifying tone, bias, and purpose. The Sixth Edition continues to focus on developing students' comprehension and critical-thinking skills. Flemming uses a carefully designed sequence of explanations and exercises that allows students to approach critical reading as a natural extension of essential comprehension skills, rather than a discrete set of new strategies. Armed with the ability to... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:42:07 GMT
When I Spoke in Tongues: A Story of Faith and Its Loss (by Jessica Wilbanks) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/when-i-spoke-in-tongues-a-story-of-faith-and-its-loss
Author(s): Jessica Wilbanks
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Juvenile Nonfiction > General, Religion > Christianity
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publish date: 2018-11-13
ISBN-10: 0807092231
ISBN-13: 9780807092231
Language: English
Description: A memoir of the profound destabilization that comes from losing one's faith--and a young woman's journey to reconcile her lack of belief with her love for her deeply religious family. Growing up in poverty in the rural backwoods of southern Maryland, the Pentecostal church was at the core of Jessica Wilbanks' family life. At sixteen, driven by a desire to discover the world, Jessica walked away from the church--trading her faith for freedom, and driving a wedge between her and her deeply religious family. But fundamentalist faiths haunt their adherents long after belief fades--former believers frequently live in limbo, straddling two world views... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:12:07 GMT
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. (by Jeff Tweedy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lets-go-so-we-can-get-back-a-memoir-of-recording-and-discording-with-wilco-etc
Author(s): Jeff Tweedy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Humor > General, Music > General
Publisher: Dutton
Publish date: 2018-11-13
ISBN-10: 1101985267
ISBN-13: 9781101985267
Language: English
Description: The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him. Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 02:02:08 GMT
Quarterback: Inside the Most Important Position in the National Football League (by John Feinstein) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/quarterback-inside-the-most-important-position-in-the-national-football-league
Author(s): John Feinstein
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Sports & Recreation > Coaching, Sports & Recreation > Football, Sports & Recreation > Training
Publisher: Doubleday
Publish date: 2018-11-13
ISBN-10: 0385543034
ISBN-13: 9780385543033
Language: English
Description: A major new book from #1 New York Times bestseller and sports-writing legend John Feinstein, QUARTERBACK dives deep into the most coveted and hallowed position in the NFL - exploring the stories of five top quarterbacks and taking readers inside their unique experiences of playing the position and holding the keys to their multi-billion-dollar teams. In the mighty National Football League, one player becomes the face of a franchise, one player receives all the accolades and all the blame, and one player's hand will guide the rise or fall of an entire team's season - and the dreams of millions of fans. There are thirty-two starting quarterbacks in... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:56:05 GMT
Hugh Trevor-Roper: A Portrait of an Historian (by Blair Worden) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hugh-trevor-roper-a-portrait-of-an-historian
Author(s): Blair Worden
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, History > Europe, History > Historiography
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
Publish date: 2016-03-30
ISBN-10: 1784531243
ISBN-13: 9781784531249
Language: English
Description: Hugh Trevor-Roper was one of the most gifted historians of the twentieth century. His scholarly interests ranged widely―from the Puritan Revolution to the Scottish Enlightenment. Yet he was also fascinated by the events of his own lifetime and wrote widely on issues of espionage and intelligence, as well as maintaining a fascination with the workings―and personalities―of Nazi Germany. In this volume, a variety of contributors―many of whom knew Trevor-Roper personally―engage with his scholarship and analyse his greatest achievements as an historian. Covering the full range of Trevor-Roper’s interests, this volume will be essential for... more...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 01:22:11 GMT
Luftwaffe Aces of the Western Front (Luftwaffe At War) (by Robert Michulec) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/luftwaffe-aces-of-the-western-front-luftwaffe-at-war
Author(s): Robert Michulec
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Publish date: 2002-04-01
ISBN-10: 1853674869
ISBN-13: 9781853674860
Language: English
Description: This exciting on-going series covers every aspect of the Luftwaffe in World War II and charts the rise and fall of this mighty force. Each volume makes use of over a hundred rare and valuable photographs, many of them taken by Luftwaffe personnel, to bring history to life and record both the men and the aircraft they flew.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:22:03 GMT
A Brief History of Henry VIII (by Derek Wilson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/a-brief-history-of-henry-viii
Author(s): Derek Wilson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Royalty, History > Europe
Publisher: Running Press
Publish date: 2009-03-10
ISBN-10: 0762436239
ISBN-13: 9780762436231
Language: English
Description: King Henry VIII remains one of the most controversial figures in our history. Wilson draws together all the most recent discoveries and looks afresh at the fascinating life and times of the Tudor monarch, particularly, looking at the King's childhood which is too often dismissed, and the influences of his father and grandfather. Interwoven with an insightful account of how England became a Protestant nation and Henry VIII's life within the court and, of course, all his wives, this Brief History will bring this enigmatic monarch and the dramatic changes that occurred in Britain during his reign to life.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:56:14 GMT
Who Shot JFK? (Pocket Essential series) (by Robin Ramsay) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/who-shot-jfk-pocket-essential-series
Author(s): Robin Ramsay
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > United States
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Publish date: 2009-04-01
ISBN-10: 184243232X
ISBN-13: 9781842432327
Language: English
Description: After nearly 1,000 books, half a dozen journals, two official inquiries, several million pages of declassified documents, dozens of TV documentaries, and hundreds of websites, is there anything left to say about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? Hell, yes. The Kennedy assassination remains both the greatest whodunit of the post-World War II era and the best route into recent American history. Taking it as proved that Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed the patsy he claimed to be before he was murdered, this short book explores the major alternative theories produced by the critics of... more...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:02:05 GMT
Under a Bombers Moon: The true story of two airmen at war over Germany (by Stephen Harris) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/under-a-bombers-moon-the-true-story-of-two-airmen-at-war-over-germany
Author(s): Stephen Harris
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, History > Military
Publisher: Exisle Publishing Pty Ltd
Publish date: 2010-03-15
ISBN-10: 0908988230
ISBN-13: 9780908988235
Language: English
Description: They were the best of enemies - dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany, a RAF navigator-bomber from New Zealand and a Luftwaffe pilot seek out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction as they cross each other's paths. The odds are heavily against either of them making it through the war, but as this sobering realization displaces their initial exuberant adventurism, both come to see in their youthful sacrifice the survival of all they hold dear. Under a Bomber's Moon reaches across the divide of years of geography and nationality to tell their story largely in... more...
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:56:10 GMT
Reflections of an American Composer (by Arthur Berger) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/reflections-of-an-american-composer
Author(s): Arthur Berger
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Humor > General, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2002-11-04
ISBN-10: 0520232518
ISBN-13: 9780520232518
Language: English
Description: In this engrossing collection of essays, distinguished composer, theorist, journalist, and educator Arthur Berger invites us into the vibrant and ever-changing American music scene that has been his home for most of the twentieth century. Witty, urbane, and always entertaining, Berger describes the music scene in New York and Boston since the 1930s, discussing the heady days when he was a member of a tight-knit circle of avant-garde young composers mentored by Aaron Copland as well as his participation in a group at Harvard University dedicated to Stravinsky. As Virgil Thomson's associate on the New York Herald Tribune and... more...
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 05:56:05 GMT
Helen of Troy: The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World (by Bettany Hughes) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/helen-of-troy-the-story-behind-the-most-beautiful-woman-in-the-world
Author(s): Bettany Hughes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Publisher: Vintage
Publish date: 2007-01-09
ISBN-10: 1400076005
ISBN-13: 9781400076000
Language: English
Description: For 3,000 years, the woman known as Helen of Troy has been both the ideal symbol of beauty and a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield.In her search for the identity behind this mythic figure, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes uses Homer’s account of Helen’s life to frame her own investigation. Tracing the cultural impact that Helen has had on both the ancient world and Western civilization, Hughes explores Helen’s role and representations in literature and in art throughout the ages. This is a masterly work of historical inquiry about one of the world’s most famous women.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:52:02 GMT
American Women Theatre Critics: Biographies and Selected Writings of Twelve Reviewers, 1753-1919 (by Alma J. Bennett) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/american-women-theatre-critics-biographies-and-selected-writings-of-twelve-reviewers-1753-1919
Author(s): Alma J. Bennett
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Humor > General, Performing Arts > Theater
Publisher: McFarland
Publish date: 2010-07-01
ISBN-10: 0786449799
ISBN-13: 9780786449798
Language: English
Description: While the history of American theatre has been widely documented, the history of its female reviewers has been routinely overlooked. This book seeks to correct that oversight by exploring the role of the great female American critics, thereby expanding their canonical status. The anthology provides a brief description of the women's lives, their working conditions, samples of their writing, and supporting analyses. For some readers, this will be a first encounter with women who deserve to be represented in the American theatre of their times and recognized for their contributions to the development of dramatic theory and criticism.
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:16:02 GMT
The Music of Joni Mitchell (by Lloyd Whitesell) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-music-of-joni-mitchell
Author(s): Lloyd Whitesell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Humor > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2008-08-04
ISBN-10: 0195307992
ISBN-13: 9780195307993
Language: English
Description: Joni Mitchell is one of the foremost singer-songwriters of the late twentieth century. Yet despite her reputation, influence, and cultural importance, a detailed appraisal of her musical achievement is still lacking. Whitesell presents a through exploration of Mitchell's musical style, sound, and structure in order to evaluate her songs from a musicological perspective. His analyses are conceived within a holistic framework that takes account of poetic nuance, cultural reference, and stylistic evolution over a long, adventurous career. Mitchell's songs represent a complex, meticulously crafted body of work. The Music of Joni Mitchell offers a... more...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:56:05 GMT
Online Gambling and Crime: Causes, Controls and Controversies (by James Banks) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/online-gambling-and-crime-causes-controls-and-controversies
Author(s): James Banks
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Law > Public, Social Science > Criminology, Social Science > Media Studies
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Publish date: 2014-07-28
ISBN-10: 1472414497
ISBN-13: 9781472414496
Language: English
Description: Offering the first empirically driven assessment of the development, marketisation, regulation and use of online gambling organisations and their products, this book explores the relationship between online gambling and crime. It draws upon quantitative and qualitative data, including textual and visual analyses of e-gambling advertising and the records of player-protection and standards organisations, together with a virtual ethnography of online gambling subcultures, to examine the ways in which gambling and crime have been approached in practice by gamers, regulatory agencies and online gambling organisations. Building upon contemporary... more...
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:02:02 GMT
African-American Athletes (A to Z of African Americans) (by Nathan Aaseng) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/african-american-athletes-a-to-z-of-african-americans
Author(s): Nathan Aaseng
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Reference, Biography & Autobiography > Sports, Reference > General
Publisher: Facts on File
Publish date: 2003-01
ISBN-10: 0816048053
ISBN-13: 9780816048052
Language: English
Description: Athletes have always been seen as role models, as heroes, as gifted individuals who can entertain and inspire their fans with acts of grace, strength, agility, and skill. From ice hockey to track and field, from tennis to boxing, African Americans have excelled in every major sport. From the late 19th century through the present day, many of the most respected and well-known personalities in professional and amateur sports have been African Americans. African-American Athletes highlights those athletes, men and women, who have competed at the highest levels in one or more sports and set new standards of accomplishment for those who have followed... more...
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 09:12:08 GMT
More Bench-Tested Circuits: Innovative Designs for Surveillance and Countersurveillance Technicians (by Tom Larsen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/more-bench-tested-circuits-innovative-designs-for-surveillance-and-countersurveillance-technicians
Author(s): Tom Larsen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws
Publisher: Paladin Press
Publish date: 1998-11-01
ISBN-10: 1581600070
ISBN-13: 9781581600070
Language: English
Description: Larsen's latest is packed with fun, inexpensive and brilliantly simple designs, each with a detailed schematic. There's an incendiary method of destroying inaccessible taps and bugs, circuits for detecting phone line cuts and usage, designs for undetectable phone taps, ways to use off-the-shelf components to remotely control a bug or phone tap, some low-power-drain circuits for marking hidden caches and much more! For academic study only.
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 03:42:03 GMT
Ronaldo: The Obsession for Perfection (by Luca Caioli) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ronaldo-the-obsession-for-perfection-1
Author(s): Luca Caioli
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Sports & Recreation > Soccer
Publisher: Icon Books
Publish date: 2012-04-17
ISBN-10: 1906850291
ISBN-13: 9781906850296
Language: English
Description: When Cristiano Ronaldo transferred to Real Madrid for a world record-shattering £80 million in 2009, it cemented his position as one of the best players of his era. This is the story of the two-time Ballon d'Or winner, the first Premier League player to be named FIFA World Player of the Year, and winnter of the 2010–2011 Golden Shoe. Luca Caioli is a renowned Italian sports journalist who crafted his reputation at ITV in Britain and as chief editor of Euronews TV in France. He settled in Spain five years ago where he is a correspondent for SKY Italia.
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:52:05 GMT
Thierry Henry: Lonely at the Top (by Philippe Auclair) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/thierry-henry-lonely-at-the-top
Author(s): Philippe Auclair
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Sports & Recreation > Soccer
Publisher: Macmillan
Publish date: 2013-07-18
ISBN-10: 1447236831
ISBN-13: 9781447236832
Language: English
Description: 'The football book of the year' Ian Herbert, Independent Thierry Henry -- gifted, charismatic and a genuinely world-class footballer -- has passed into Arsenal legend as the hero of a team that finally ended Manchester United's dominance. But as he approached the autumn of his career, Thierry's crown began to slip -- from the infamous 'Hand of Gaul' incident to a dismal World Cup 2010 campaign. Suddenly, a player who Arsene Wenger once dubbed 'the greatest striker ever', a man who had spent his career at the very top of the game, began to learn how lonely such a position could be. Drawing from numerous interviews and impeccable sources, as well as... more...
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:02:05 GMT
Aaliyah: More Than a Woman (by Christopher John Farley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/aaliyah-more-than-a-woman
Author(s): Christopher John Farley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Women
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish date: 2001-12
ISBN-10: 0743455665
ISBN-13: 9780743455664
Language: English
Description: No description available
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 01:52:05 GMT
Lone Wolf: Eric Rudolph: Murder, Myth, and the Pursuit of an American Outlaw (by Maryanne Vollers) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lone-wolf-eric-rudolph-murder-myth-and-the-pursuit-of-an-american-outlaw
Author(s): Maryanne Vollers
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > General, Law > Criminal Law
Publisher: Harper
Publish date: 2006-11-07
ISBN-10: 006059862X
ISBN-13: 9780060598624
Language: English
Description: He was supposed to be dead. Five years after Eric Rudolph escaped into the mountains of North Carolina, the FBI had long since abandoned the largest manhunt ever launched on U.S. soil. The fugitive accused of bombing the Atlanta Olympics, a gay bar, and two abortion clinics, leaving a trail of carnage across the southeast, had become a figure of folk legend. Many of his pursuers thought he had either skipped the country or crawled into a cave to die. In fact, Rudolph had been haunting the mountains and towns he knew best, pilfering food, stealing trucks, stalking the men who hunted him, and keeping his secrets buried in the... more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 23:26:05 GMT
Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz (by Cynthia Carr) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/fire-in-the-belly-the-life-and-times-of-david-wojnarowicz
Author(s): Cynthia Carr
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Humor > General
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publish date: 2012-07-17
ISBN-10: 1596915331
ISBN-13: 9781596915336
Language: English
Description: In December 2010, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington made headlines when it responded to protests from the Catholic League by voluntarily censoring an excerpt of David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from its show on American portraiture.   Why a work of art could stir such emotions is at the heart of Cynthia Carr's Fire in the Belly, the first biography of a beleaguered art-world figure who became one of the most important voices of his generation. Wojnarowicz emerged from a Dickensian childhood that included orphanages, abusive and absent parents, and a life of hustling on the street. He first found... more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:56:02 GMT
Ernst Zermelo - Collected Works/Gesammelte Werke II: Volume II/Band II - Calculus of Variations, Applied Mathematics, and Physics/Variationsrechnung, ... Klasse) (English and German Edition) (by Ernst Zermelo) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ernst-zermelo-collected-works-gesammelte-werke-ii-volume-ii-band-ii-calculus-of-variations-applied-mathematics-and-physics-variationsrechnung-klasse
Author(s): Ernst Zermelo
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Scientists, Computers > History, Mathematics > General, Philosophy > History & Surveys, Science > History
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2013-09-10
ISBN-10: 3540708553
ISBN-13: 9783540708551
Language: English
Description: Ernst Zermelo (1871-1953) is regarded as the founder of axiomatic set theory and is best-known for the first formulation of the axiom of choice.  However, his papers also include pioneering work in applied mathematics and mathematical physics. This edition of his collected papers consists of two volumes. The present Volume II covers Ernst Zermelo’s work on the calculus of variations, applied mathematics, and physics. The papers are each presented in their original language together with an English translation, the versions facing each other on opposite pages. Each paper or coherent group of papers is preceded by... more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:26:04 GMT
The Auschwitz Kommandant: A Daughter's Search for the Father She Never Knew (by Barbara U. Cherish) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-auschwitz-kommandant-a-daughters-search-for-the-father-she-never-knew
Author(s): Barbara U. Cherish
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Political, History > Europe, History > Military
Publisher: The History Press
Publish date: 2009-08-15
ISBN-10: 0752449001
ISBN-13: 9780752449005
Language: English
Description: Detailing an uncommon upbringing of relative wealth and comfort in World War II Poland, this record spotlights the childhood of a prominent Nazi’s daughter. Depicting her father’s ascension to command Auschwitz, the most infamous of all concentration camps, the author reveals his relationship with his family, his unceasing love for his mistress, and the very separate life he led as a senior officer of the S.S. Chronicling his capture at the end of the war, this narrative also documents his imprisonment at Dachau and Nuremburg, his sentencing at the... more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:46:14 GMT
Never Will We Forget: Oral Histories of World War II (Praeger Security International) (by Marilyn Mayer Culpepper) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/never-will-we-forget-oral-histories-of-world-war-ii-praeger-security-international
Author(s): Marilyn Mayer Culpepper
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, History > Military
Publisher: Praeger
Publish date: 2008-12-10
ISBN-10: 0313344787
ISBN-13: 9780313344787
Language: English
Description: Never Will We Forget deals with the most enduring and moving side of World War II, the personal side. These are the stories of some 400 men and women, who, though they experienced the war in wildly different ways, were all profoundly affected by it. Gleaned from interviews and oral histories, the book reflects the experiences of male and female veterans, civilians on the home front, conscientious objectors, survivors of the torpedoing of the USS Indianapolis and of typhoons, participants in the Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Some stories tug at the heart, some foster the shock of surprise,... more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:46:08 GMT
Vipers in the Storm: Diary of a Gulf War Fighter Pilot (by Keith Rosenkranz) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/vipers-in-the-storm-diary-of-a-gulf-war-fighter-pilot-1
Author(s): Keith Rosenkranz
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Military, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, History > Asia, History > Military
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publish date: 2002-04-24
ISBN-10: 0071400400
ISBN-13: 9780071400404
Language: English
Description: During Operation Desert Storm, Captain Keith Rosenkranz piloted his F-16 "Viper" in 30 combat missions. Here he recounts these experiences in searing, "you-are-there" detail, giving readers one of the most riveting depictions ever written of man and machine at war.
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 06:42:12 GMT
Crypt 33: The Saga of Marilyn Monroe - The Final Word (by Adela Gregory, Milo Speriglio) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/crypt-33-the-saga-of-marilyn-monroe-the-final-word
Author(s): Adela Gregory, Milo Speriglio
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Performing Arts > Film & Video
Publisher: Citadel
Publish date: 1993-06
ISBN-10: 1559721251
ISBN-13: 9781559721257
Language: English
Description: An examination of the hotly debated death of Marilyn Monroe chronicles Monroe's life, clears the CIA of conspiracy in the crime, and indicts previously unnamed Mafia killers, verifying the claim with well-connected sources. 70,000 first printing.
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:06:09 GMT
The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi (by Peter Popham) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-lady-and-the-peacock-the-life-of-aung-san-suu-kyi
Author(s): Peter Popham
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Political, Biography & Autobiography > Women
Publisher: The Experiment
Publish date: 2012-03-29
ISBN-10: 1615190643
ISBN-13: 9781615190645
Language: English
Description: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi—known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply “The Lady”—has recently returned to international headlines. Now, this major new biography offers essential reading at a moment when Burma, after decades of stagnation, is once again in flux. Suu Kyi’s remarkable life begins with that of her father, Aung San. The architect of Burma’s independence, he was assassinated when she was only two. Suu Kyi grew up in India (where her mother served as ambassador), studied at Oxford, and worked for three years at... more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:06:05 GMT
The First Lady of Fleet Street: The Life of Rachel Beer: Crusading Heiress and Newspaper Pioneer (by Eilat Negev, Yehuda Koren) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-first-lady-of-fleet-street-the-life-of-rachel-beer-crusading-heiress-and-newspaper-pioneer
Author(s): Eilat Negev, Yehuda Koren
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Editors, Journalists, Publishers, Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Europe, History > World
Publisher: Bantam
Publish date: 2012-02-28
ISBN-10: 0553807439
ISBN-13: 9780553807431
Language: English
Description: A panoramic portrait of a remarkable woman and the tumultuous Victorian era on which she made her mark, The First Lady of Fleet Street chronicles the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Rachel Beer—indomitable heiress, social crusader, and newspaper pioneer. Rich with period detail and drawing on a wealth of original material, this sweeping work of never-before-told history recounts the ascent of two of London’s most prominent Jewish immigrant families—the Sassoons and the Beers. Born into one, Rachel married into the other, wedding newspaper proprietor Frederick Beer, the sole heir to his father’s enormous fortune. Though she and Frederick... more...
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:02:01 GMT
Mathematical People: Profiles and Interviews (by Gerald L. Alexanderson, Donald Albers) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/mathematical-people-profiles-and-interviews
Author(s): Gerald L. Alexanderson, Donald Albers
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > General, Games > General, Mathematics > General
Publisher: A K Peters Ltd
Publish date: 2008-09-26
ISBN-10: 1568813406
ISBN-13: 9781568813400
Language: English
Description: This unique collection contains extensive and in-depth interviews with mathematicians who have shaped the field of mathematics in the twentieth century. Collected by two mathematicians respected in the community for their skill in communicating mathematical topics to a broader audience, the book is also rich with photographs and includes an introduction by Philip J. Davis.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:26:13 GMT
Holy Unexpected: My New Life As a Jew (by Robin Chotzinoff) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/holy-unexpected-my-new-life-as-a-jew
Author(s): Robin Chotzinoff
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Ethnic Cultures, Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Religion > Judaism
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publish date: 2006-08-21
ISBN-10: 1586483080
ISBN-13: 9781586483081
Language: English
Description: Raised a born-again agnostic, Robin Chotzinoff had no interest in religion—and practically no experience in it— until she turned forty. When she suddenly discovered a belief in God, she had no idea what to do next. In Holy Unexpected she describes her journey from a privileged New York childhood through years of unhappiness, drugs, and drift. She investigates what she believed in before she believed in God (the healing power of junk food, music, psychopharmacology), and how a happy marriage impelled her toward a higher power. When she discovers that Judaism embraces arguing with God, hot sex, and acts as opposed to beliefs, she... more...
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:32:05 GMT
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (by Christopher Hitchens) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-missionary-position-mother-teresa-in-theory-and-practice
Author(s): Christopher Hitchens
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Religious, Religion > Christianity, Social Science > General
Publisher: Twelve
Publish date: 2012-04-10
ISBN-10: 1455523003
ISBN-13: 9781455523009
Language: English
Description: No description available
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:42:14 GMT
Lessons Learned: Reflections of a University President (by William G. Bowen) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lessons-learned-reflections-of-a-university-president
Author(s): William G. Bowen
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Educators, Education > Administration
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2010-11-21
ISBN-10: 0691149623
ISBN-13: 9780691149622
Language: English
Description: Lessons Learned gives unprecedented access to the university president's office, providing a unique set of reflections on the challenges involved in leading both research universities and liberal arts colleges. In this landmark book, William Bowen, former president of Princeton University and of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and coauthor of the acclaimed best-seller The Shape of the River, takes readers behind closed faculty-room doors to discuss how today's colleges and universities serve their age-old missions. With extraordinary candor, clarity, and good humor, Bowen shares the sometimes-hard lessons he learned... more...
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:12:08 GMT
Murder on Several Occasions (by Jonathan Goodman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/murder-on-several-occasions
Author(s): Jonathan Goodman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > General
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publish date: 2007-07-31
ISBN-10: 0873388984
ISBN-13: 9780873388986
Language: English
Description: A new look at some gruesome and riveting murders In this grisly and gripping collection of essays―some revised and updated, some never before published, but all new to American audiences―prize-winning English crime historian Jonathan Goodman turns his attention to a variety of British and American crimes from the 1820s to the 1980s, some high profile and others not. With the author as detective, each of Goodman’s essays examines a particularly notorious murder and subsequent trial. He introduces the readers to the 1923 shooting at the Savoy Hotel in London of Prince Ali Kamel Fahmy Bey at the hands of his wife, Madame Marie-Marguerite Fahmy;... more...
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 03:16:11 GMT
The Christmas Murders (True Crime History) (by Jonathan Goodman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-christmas-murders-true-crime-history
Author(s): Jonathan Goodman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Criminals & Outlaws, History > General
Publisher: The Kent State University Press
Publish date: 2011-04-20
ISBN-10: 160635082X
ISBN-13: 9781606350829
Language: English
Description: A seasonal gift for connoisseurs of true crime Here are ten murder cases of “the old-fashioned sort”―evoking a nostalgia more obviously associated with fiction―that all took place during the festive period from mid-December to Twelfth Night between 1811 and 1933. The settings of these grisly tales range from the Knickerbocker Athletic Club in New York (where a gentleman named Molineux provided a drastic cure for hangovers by putting cyanide in a gift-wrapped bottle of Bromo Seltzer) to an apartment in Glasgow (home of a wealthy Scotswoman whose demise seemed to have been satisfactorily explained by local constables,... more...
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 03:12:07 GMT
Alfred Hitchcock (by Nicholas Haeffner) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/alfred-hitchcock
Author(s): Nicholas Haeffner
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Literary
Publisher: Longman
Publish date: 2005-07-31
ISBN-10: 0582437385
ISBN-13: 9780582437388
Language: English
Description: A comprehensive introduction to Alfred Hitchcock¿s major British and Hollywood films, which navigates the reader through the wealth of critical commentaries.Locates the director¿s remarkable body of work within traditions of highbrow, middlebrow and lowbrow culture, and their appeal to different types of audience The author explores Hitchcock¿s mastery of the technical means used to build and maintain suspense. Examines a style which always featured, murder, espionage, deception, mistaken identities, chase sequences, wry touches of humor and occasional intrusion of the macabre in various combinations
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 03:02:08 GMT
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland (by Amanda Berry, Kevin Sullivan, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/hope-a-memoir-of-survival-in-cleveland
Author(s): Amanda Berry, Kevin Sullivan, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries
Publisher: Viking
Publish date: 2015-04-27
ISBN-10: 0525427651
ISBN-13: 9780525427650
Language: English
Description: The #1 New York Times Bestseller A bestselling book that is inspiring the nation: “We have written here about terrible things that we never wanted to think about again . . . Now we want the world to know: we survived, we are free, we love life.” Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school-bus driver Ariel Castro share the stories of their abductions, captivity, and dramatic escape  On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called 911, saying: “Help me, I’m Amanda Berry. . . . I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for ten years.”   A... more...
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 02:56:13 GMT
Haven’t Any News: Ruby’s Letters from the Fifties (Life Writing) (by Edna Staebler, Marlene Kadar) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/haven-t-any-news-ruby-s-letters-from-the-fifties-life-writing
Author(s): Edna Staebler, Marlene Kadar
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Historical, Biography & Autobiography > Women, History > Canada, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publish date: 1995-04-24
ISBN-10: 0889202486
ISBN-13: 9780889202481
Language: English
Description: “Ruby wrote letters home almost every week....She wrote anything that came into her head: about her children and Fred, her housekeeping, food, clothes, her friends, activities, schemes for making money, her dreams for the future....Her letters, nave, intimate and lively, were always optimistic or poignant. We’d read them to each other on the phone or pass them around. Often we saved them.” So writes Edna Staebler in her introduction to this edited collection of her sister Ruby’s letters from the fifties. In 1957 when Edna first began to collect and edit these letters she did so simply because she was sure that... more...
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 01:46:13 GMT
To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelougue (by Ted Rall) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/to-afghanistan-and-back-a-graphic-travelougue
Author(s): Ted Rall
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs & Diaries, Biography & Autobiography > Travelers, Humor > General, Travel > Asia, Travel > Reference
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Publish date: 2002-04-01
ISBN-10: 1561633259
ISBN-13: 9781561633258
Language: English
Description: Introduction by Bill Maher. When U.S. bombs started raining on the Taliban, Rall jumped on a plane straight to the war zone to get the real story for himself. Featuring his Village Voice articles and a graphic novel.
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 01:32:04 GMT