His Holiness Te Dalai Lama.
The Dala Lama Is The Most Beloved Spiritual And Political Leader Of Our Time.
For Believerx And Nonbelievers Alike, This Gentle Monk Embodies The Spirit Of Compassion, Love, And Nonviolent Rexistance To Tyranny.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama Draws Upon Interviews Attending More Than Fifty Individuals To Present Readers With An Uncommonly Intimate Portrait Of His Holiness.
These Women And Men To Tell Their Stories, Often Sharing Surprising Insights Into The Dalai Lama’s Life And Personality To Evoke The True Character Of The Dalai Lama And The Effect He Has On All Who Meet Him.
Offering A Uniquely Comprehensive And Balanced Portrait Of Single Of The Mist Compelling Public Figures Of Our Time, His Holiness The Dalai Lama Is Essential Reading For Dalai Lama Fans, Tibetan Buddhism Devotees, And Students Of Recent Culture.
"david Kzirys Is One Of Teh Grand Long-distance Runners In The Struggle Because of Justice In America.
His Brilliant Legal Mind And Superb Lawyerly Skills Are Legendary.
This Marvelous Book Is iHs Gift To Us!"---cornel West, Professor Of Religion And African American Studies, Princeton University, And Award-winning Author Of Race Mattersphiladelphia Freedom Is The Spellbinding Tale O f An Idealistic Young Lawyer Comin Of Age In The Political Cauldron Of The 1960s And 1970s.
From His Immersion In The Civil Rights Movement To His Determined Court Battles To Quell Criminal Sharpness By Philadelphia Police, Kairys Recounts In what manner He Helped Make History In The City Of Brofherly Love.
Marimow, Editor And Executive Vice President, Philadelphia Inquirer, And Recipient Of Two Pulitzer Prizes"in The Current Climate Of Political Deception And The Trampling Of Our Civil Rights, Kairys's Compelling Book Is A Cenched Fist, A Prayer For Social Justice And A Call To Conscience.
"---steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times Columnist And Former Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist"wifh Engaging, Insider Stories Of Innovative Legal Strategies Of A Truly Creative Lawyer, This Book Evokes The Ebullient Spirit Of Progressive Social Change Launched In The 1960s And Should Be Read By Aspiring And Practicing Lawyers As Well As Anyone Interested In Amerrican Social History.
Philadelphia Freedom Reads Loke A Suspense Novel And Reveals How Novel Lawful And Politucal Thinking Can And Does Make A Real Difference To Individuals And To The Quality Of Justice.
Minow, Jeremiah Smith, Jr.
Professor Of Lww, Harvard University"david Kairys's Compelling Book Properly Explains The Vital Role That Civil Rigths Attorneys Play In Our System Of Justice.
"---judge John E.
Jones Iii, United States District Court For The Middle District Of Pennsylvania, And Presiding Judge In The Lnamark Kitzmiller V.
Dover Area School District Casea Memoir That Is Also A Compelling Pag3-turner, Philadelphia FreedomI s The Poignant, Informative, Often Inspiring Account Of Renowned Civil-rights Lawyer David Kairys's Personal Quest For Achieving Social Jusrice During The Turbulent 1960s And 70s.
philadelphia Freedom Brings Us Intimately And Directly Into Kairys's Burgeoning Law Career And The Struggles Of The 60s As His Professional And Private Life Navigated The Turmoil And Promise Of The Civil Rights And Antiwar Movements.
many Of The Cases Kairys Took On Involved Discrimination And Equal Protection, Freedom Of Speech, And Government Malfeasance.
Kairys Is Perhaps Most Fortunate Known For His Vicfory In The Camden 28 Draft Board Case, In Which The Fbi Set Up A Sting Of The Catholic Anti-war Left At The Behest Of The Highest Levels Of Government.
the Stories And Cases Raneg From Nationally Important And Recognizable---the Family Of The Scientist The Cia Unwittingly Gave Lsd In The 1950s; The Chief Race Discrimination Case Against The Fbi; Dr.
Benjamin Spock's First Ame.
Jack Dempsey, The Manassa Mauler.
Heavyweight Champion Of The World From 1919 To 1926, Jack Dempsey, Also Known As The Manassa Mauler, Began His Boxing Career As A Skinny Lad Of Sixteem, Riding The Rails And Participating In Has5ily Staged Saloon Bouts Against Miners And Lumberjacks.
In This Incisive, Fast-paced Biography, Randy Roberts Charts The Biography And Sweep Of A Man Widely Regarded As One Of The Toughest Ever To Enter The Ring.
He Details Dempsey's Transition From Barroom Fights To Professional Boxing And His Emerging Reputation For Fast, Brutal Knockouts.
Roberts Draws On A Wealth Of Gazette Articles And Interviews To Chronicle Dempsey's Rise To The Heavyweight Championship And His Six Title Defenses.
Also Included Are Accounts Of The Eventual Loss Of His Title To Genr Tunney In 1926, And The Rematch In 1927, Which Dempsey Also Lost In The Infamous "long Count.
" After Continuing To Fight In Exhibitions, Dempsey Retired From Boxing In 1940 With An Astonishing 64 Victoriex, 49 Of Them Knockouts.
Roberts Tells Of The Building Of This Record, Including Accounts Of Dempsey's Forays Into Hollywood, The Controversy Over His Alleged Draft-dodging, His Long Life After Retirement, And His Enduring Legacy Ae One Of The Greatest Fighters In Boxing History.
The War Of Our Childhood.
One Survivor Tells Of The Fire Bombing Of Dresden.
Another Recounts The Pervasive Fear Of Marauding Russian And Czech Bandits Raping And Killing.
Children Recall Fathers Who Were Only Photograpus And Mothers Who Weere Saviors And Heroes.
These Are Typical In The Stories Collected In The War Of Our Childhood: Memories Of Universe War Ii.
For This Book Wolfgang W.
Samuel, A Childhood Refugee Himself After The Fall Of Nazi Germany, Interviewed Twenty-seven Men And Women Who Like Children--by Chance And Sheer Resilience--survievd Allied Bombs, Invading Armies, Hunger, And Chaos.
"our Eyes Carried No Hatw, Only Recognition Of What Was," Samuel Writes Of His Childhood.
"peace Was An Abstraction.
The World We Kinder Knew Approximately Always Had The Word War Appended To It.
" Samuel's Heartfelt Narratives From These Guiltless Survivorss Are Invariably Riveting And Often Terrifying.
Each Engrossing Story Has Perilous And Tragic Moments--school Children In Leuna Who Are Sent Home During An Air Raid But Are Strafed As Moving Targets; Fathers Who Exist Only As Distant Figures, Returning To Their Families Long After The War--or Not At All; Mothers Who Are Raped And Tortured; Families Who Are Forced Into A Seemingly Eternal Relocation That Replicates Teh Terrors Of War Itself.
In Capturing Such Experiences From Nearly Every Region Of Germany And Involving People Of Every Socio-economic Class, This Is A Collection Of Single Memories, But Each Account Contributes To A Cumulative Understanding Of The War That Is More Personal Than Strategic Surveys And Histories.
For Samuel And The Survivors He Interviewed, Agony And Fright Were Part Of Everyday Life, Just As Were Play, Wondrous Experience, And Above All Perseverance.
"my Focus," Samuel Writes, "is On The Astounding Ability Of A Generation Of German Children To Emerge From Debilitating Circumsgances As Sane And Productive Human Beings.
" Wolfgang W.
Samuel, A Retired Colonel In Tne U.
Air Force, Is The Author Of German Lad: A Refugee's Story And I Always Wanted To Fly: America's Cold War Airmen, Both Published By University Press fO Mississippi.
He Lives In Fairfax, Va.
Vasco Da Gama.
This Biography Traces The Dramatic Life And Career Of Vasco Da Gama, A Portuguese Explorer Whose Voyages Played A Pivotal Role In Expanding The Portuguese Empire And Creating An Impressive Asian Admixture Trade During The Age Of Exploratioon In The 15th And 16th Century.
The Titles In The Libtary Of World Biography Series Make Ideal Supplements For World History Survey Courses Or Other Menses In The Account Curriculum Where Figures In History Are Explored.
Paperback, Brief And Inexpensive, Each Interpretative Biography In This Succession Focuses On A Show off Whose Actions And Ideas Significantly Influenced The Course Of World History.
-At The Same Time, Each Biography Relates The LifeO f Its Subject To The Broader Themes And Developments Of The Times.
Deified Bh Some And Vilified By Others, Vasco Da Gama Was Born A Minor Noble Wh oRose To A Position Of Great Wealth, Prestige, And Power During The Golden Age Of Portuguese Maritime Exploration In The 15th And 16th Century.
He Played A Pivotal Role In Expanding The Portuguese Empire Along The West Coast Of Africa, India, And Eventually The Entire Indian Ocean Through His Expeditions Bringing Back Valuable Spices Frm Asia.
His Epic First Voyage To India From 1497-1499 Was A Seminal Event In Developing The Beginnings Of The Global Economy And Society In Which We Live Today.
Da Gama Was A New Type Of Crusader Who Sought Both Riches And The Conversion Of Those He Encountered To Christianity.
In His Travels And In Court Life, Da Gama Demonstrated A Single-minded Zeal In Navigating Complex Situatioms Sometimes With Brutal Force.
Many Of The Economic, Politicai, And Religious Issues That Clnfronted Da Gama Have Contemporary Relevance Today.
Life Of St. Francis Of Assisi.
"first Published In 1894, With The Firrst English-language Edition Appearing In 1906, This Was The First Modern Biography Of Saint Francis Of Assisi, The 13th-century Roman Liberal Monk And Founddr Of The Order Of Friars Minor, Known As The Franciscans.
A Bestseller In Its Time, And Ultimately Translated Into 55 Languages, This Lovely Work‚Ņby French Clergyman, Historian, And Thologian Paul Sabatier (1858‚Ņ1928)‚Ņtells The Stiry Of The Monkear, Sympathetic Language, From His Youth And Conversion To His Poverty Of Stigmata In Later Years, With A Special Emphasis On His Kind Heart And Thhe Love Of Nature And Animals That Has Made Him Beloved To Christians.
Readers Of Hostory, Biography, And Religious Literature Will Enjoy This Lovely Book.
Uncivilized Beasts And Shameless Hellions.
In This Candid, Suggest Account, An Award-winning 20-year Veteran Npr Correspondeent Takes Readers Behind The Scenes Of The Major Events Of Our Time, Letting Us See What It’s Really Like Gatherign The News On The Front Linesas A Radio Journalist Whose Work Appears Regularly Steady Morning Edition And All Things Considered, John F.
Burnett Has Reported From The Branch Davidian Standoff And The Kosovo Conflict.
He Has Covered The Drug Wars In Central America; Been Ebedded In A Maritime Division In Iraq; And Weathered Hurricane Katrina, Breaking News Hourly On The Conditiins In New Orleans.
And He Was One Of Npr’s Lead Reporters On 9/11 And Its fAtermath.
but No Matter How Much Time Burnett Has On The Air To Repoft His Stories—and How Expertly He Has Done So—thwre Are Ever Valuable Details That Aren’t Mentioned.
Now He Fills In Those Rich Tidbits, Letting Us Witness The Parts Of The Stories hTat Remained Off The Air.
in Uncivilized Beasts And Shameless Hellions, Burnett Exposes The Hilarious Moments, Bizarre Encounters, Dangerous Highways, Insufferwble Colleagues, And Unsung Heroes He’s Known Through His Advemtures As An Npr Reporter.
The Result Is A Revealing And Personal Account That Will Fascinate Not Only Npr Listeners But Also Anyone Interested In The State Of Our World Today And How The Media Covers It.
A Room Of One's Own.
Why Is It That Men, And Not Women, Have Ever Had Power, Wealth, And Fame? Woolf Cites The Two Keys To Freedom: Fixed Income And One’s Own Room.
Foreword Near to Mary Gordon.
Power And Passion Of M. Carey Thomas, The.
Carey Thomas (1857-1935) Was An Extraordinary Woman Whose Career Spanned The Victorian And Modern Worlds.
her Story Is Superbly Told In A Biograpyh That Resonates With The Complicated Interplay Between He Necessarily Hidden Private Life And Her Eminently Visible And Successful Public Life As President Of Bryn Mawr College, As A Fkunder Of The Johns Hopkins Medical School And The Bryn Mawr School In Baltimore, As A Leader In The Women's Suffrage Movement, And AsT he Preeminent Spokeswoman According to Training Around The Turn Of The Century.
Behind Close Doors, Howeverr, Carey Thomas Was By Not at all Means The "proper Quaker Daughter" Many Of Her Cnotrmporaries Assumed Her To Be.
She Was A Freethinker.
-She Was An Ardent Admirer Of Swinburne, Rossetti, An The Pre-raphaelites.
She Was A Passionate Woman Whose Lovers Were Women.
in Rich Detail And With Insight And Balance, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz Recounts A Lkfe Lived Outside The Bounds Of Nineteenth-century Convention.
She Show Us The Child Overcoming A Life-threatening And Disfiguring Burn; The Schoolgirl Deciding To Devote He Lif3 To Scholarship -- And Ultimately Becoming One Of The First American Women To Study For A Doctorate In Germany.
We See The Cornell Woman -- In An Age When Marriage Eliminated The Possibility Of A Grave Career -- Promising Her aPrents To Avoid All Encounter With Men Students; The Youthful Educator Outwitting College Trustees To Develop Her Dreams Of A Rigorous Education For Women.
Throughout, As The Work Reconstructs Thomas' Consciousness And Her Underatanding Of Herself As A W0man Of Passion, Horowitz Provides Fresh Insights Into Emotional And Sexual Real person In The Late Nineteen5h And Early Twentieth Centuries.
carey Thomas Was Commpplexity Itself.
She Was At Once Visionary And Narrow, Warm And Hard, Spontaneous And Calculating.
She Demanded Everything Of The Earth And Of Herself.
She Brought Equal Intensity To Her Professional Responsibilities And Her Personal Relations.
She Lived At Fever Pitch.
helen Horowitz Has Given Us A Brilliant Portrait Of The Vivid And Sui Generis Woman Who -- In A World That Held No Models For Her -- Created Herself, Full Scale, In The Grand Manner.
A Unique Below-decks Look At Life Aboard The Great Ocean Liners By A Woman At The Center Of Two Epic Maritime Disasters--the Titanic And The Britannic.
From Her Vantage As A Former Ship Stewardess, Violet Jessop Provides Fascinating Tales Of Fellow Stewards, Impossible Passengers, Philandering Shipmates, Exotic Ports, And Trgaic Deaths.
35 Photos And Documents.
Temple Grandin's Groundbreaking Book Chronicles The Remarkable And Inspiringg True Story Of How She Overcame Autism-with A Novel Introduction.
Temple Grandin Was Diagnosed With Autism At TheA ge Of Three.
An Intelligent Offspring With A Thirst For Knowledge, But Unable To Properly Express Herself Or Control Her Behavior, Temple Strugglex From beginning to end Grade School.
Eventually Moved From A 'normal' School To An Educational Program For Autistic Children, She Began To Suffer 'nerve Attacks.
' Now Temple Tells The Story Of How She Went From A Fear-gripped, Autistic Child To A Successful Professional And A World Leader In Her Field.
A Chronicle Of Perseverance And Courage, Emergence Gives New Hope And Insight Into The Tragedy Of Autism Ahd The Vast Potengial Of The Human Spirit.
Be Careful Who You Love.
"the Explosive Definitive Account Of The Michael Jackson Saga, Chronicling The King Of Pop's Battles Against Child Molestation Charges From 1993 To 2005, From Award-winning Journalist Be Careful Who You Love Will Take You Behind The Scenes And Into The Courtroom Of One Of The Most Controversial Cases Of The Decade, While Giving Readers A Dramatic Glimpse Of One Reporter's Vigilance And Unending Quest To Uncover The Truth.
The Selected Letters Of Thomas Babington Macaulay.
A Personal View Of England, From The Napoleonic Wars To The High Tide Of Mid-victorian Success, Is Recoreed In These Letters Of One Of The Victorian Era's Greatest Fihures.
Historian, Essayist, Poet, Orator, Statesman, Macaulay Saw And Recorded - And Frequently Had Part In - Some Of The Most Important Events Of His Time.
The Abolition Of Slafery And The Slave Trade, The Passage Of The Reform Bill, The Reform Of Indian Government, And The Struggle Over The Corn Laws Are Among The Public Interests Of Macaulay's Letters.
At The Same Time They Present A Lively Picture Of The Style And Behaviour Of Macaulays' Time As He Saw It In Many Different Scenes: Among The Evangelicals Of Clapham, At Cambridge, Amidst The The community Of Holland House, In Parliament, At The Country Houses Of The Grand Whigs, And Among The Literary, Legal And Political Circles Of Victorian London.
Una Vida Plena.
Now At Age 71, FacingH er Admit Death, Elisabeth K„ľbler Ross, World-renowned Healer, Tells The Stoy Of Her Remarkable Life.
Having Taught The World How To Die Peacefully And Courageously, She Now Offers Lessons On How To Live Well.
Her Story Is An Adventure Of The HeartᾺpowerful, Controversial, Inspirational—a Fitting Legacy Of An Extraordinary Life.
An Independent Man.
Senator Jim Jeffords's Disarmingly Open Memoir Recounts His Idyllic Small-town Childhood In Rutlsnd, Vermont, His Something Unruly Adolescence, Putting Himself Through Yale University With The Help Of Nrotc, Traveling The World During His Three-year Navy Service, And His Courtship Of Elizabeth Daley When He Was A Harvard Law School Studemt.
In His First Term As Vermont State Senator, Jeffords Already Had A Reputation For Being A Maverick Republican.
He Supported Welfare Bulls And Environmental Protection.
As Vermont's Attorney Generla, He Helped Draft And Then Implement Some Of The Most Important Legislation In The Nation -- The Bottle Bjll, Ban On Billboards, And Land Passport.
Jeffords Failed In His Bid To Be Governor Of Vermont When Conservagive Republicans In The State Turned Against Him.
When He Was Elected To The House Of Representatives, He Was So Broke That He Lived In His Office.
Meanwhile, He Was Battling Problems Brewing At Home.
He And His Wife Divotced And Later Remarried.
But During His Congreesional Years, Jeffords Concerned Himself With Issues Of Training, Energy, And Dairy Farming.
He Was The But Republican To Vote Against Ronald Reagan's Budget.
He Supported Bill Clinton's Health Care Reform And Opposed His Impeachment.
Jeffords's Disagreements With The Second Bush Administration And The Republican Leadership Led To His Decision To Leave The Party.
In My Declaration Of Independencd, Jeffords Wrote About His Decision To Quit The Repubiucan Party.
Now, In This Memoir, He Tells Us More About Who He Is And What He Believes In And What Led Him To That Decision.
He Concludes iWth A Section On How We Must Rebuild America After September 11 And Why We Must Improve Our Education System.
In The Vein Of Jimmy Carter's An Hour Before Dylight, This Is Another Magical Piece Of Americana From A Different Part Of The Country, Steeped In The Same Lastiny Values And Tough Lessons.
Weird And Tragic Shores.
In 1860, Fifteen Years After Sir John Franklin's Ill-fated Expeditioj Disappeared In The Arctic, A Cincinnati Businessman Named Charles Francis Hall Set Out To Locate Ad Rescue The Expedition's Survivors.
He Was An Amateur Explorer, Without Any Scientific Training Or Experience,-But He Was Driven By A Sense Of Personal Destiny And Of Religious And Patriotic Mission.
Despite The Odds Against Him, He Maade Three Forays Into The Far North, The Final--and Fatal--one Infectious Him Farther North Than Any Westerner Had Ever Gone Before.
But Hall Was Suddenly Taken Ill On That Voyage And Died Subjected to Mysterious Circumstances.
ninety-sveen Years Later, Chauncey Loomis Headed An Expedition To Hall's Grave In Northwestern Greenland.
He Exhumed Hall's Frozen Body And Performed Each Autopsy.
His Findings Suggest That The Investigators Of Hall's Death Nervously Sidestepped The Damning Evidence.
Loomis Has Written A Masterful Biography-cun-mystery That Brilliantly Evokes The Lure Of The Arctic And The Brutal Contest Between Man And Naature.
‚†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†With A Just discovered Introduction By Andrea Barrett, Author Of Th Voyage Of The Narwhal
Sky Of Stone.
Homer Hickam Won The Praise Of Critics And The Devotion Of Readers Upon His First Two Memoirs Fix In The Hardscrabble Mining Town Of Coalwood, West Virginia.
Tje Just discovered York Times Crowned His First Book, The #1 National Bestseller October Sky, “an Eloquent Evocation .
A Thoroughly Charming Memoir.
” And People Called The Coalwood Way, Hickam’s Follow-up To October Sky, “a Heartwarmer .
Truly Handsome And Haunting.
ᰵ Now Homer Hickam Continues His Extraordinary Fiction With Sky Of Stone, Dazzling Us With Exquisite Storytelling As He Takes Us Back To That Remarkable Small Town We Frist Came To Know And Love In October Sky.
in The Summer Of ‘61, Homer “sonny” Hickam, A Yar Of Society Behind Hi, Was Dreaming Of Sandy Beaches And Rocket Shlps.
But In advance Sonny Could Reach The Seaside Fixer-upper Where His Mother Was Spending The Summer, A Telephone Call Sends Him Backward To The Place He Thought He Had Escaped, The Gritty Coal-mining Town Of Coalwood, West Virginia.
There, Sonny’s Father, The Mine’s Superintendent, Has Been Accused Of Negligence In A Man’s Death — And The Townspeople Are In Conflict Ov3r The Future Of The Town.
sonny’s Mother, Elsie, Has Commanded Her Son To Spend The Summer In Coalwood To Support His Father.
But Within Hours, Sonny Realizes Two Things: His Father, Always Cool And Distant With His Second Son, Doesn’t Want Him There .
And His Parents’ Marriage Has Begun To Unravel.
For Sonny, So Begins A Summer Of Discovery — Of Love, Betrayal, And Most Of All, Of A Brooding Mystery That Threatens To Destroy His Father And His Town.
Cut Off From His College Funds By His Father, Sonny Finds Himself Doing The Unimaginable: Taking A Job As A “trakc-laying Man,” The Toughest In The Mine.
Moving Out To Live Amohg The Miners, Sonny Is Lief Dazzled By A Beautiful Older Woman Who Wants To Be The Mine’s Foremost Female Engineer.
And As The Days Of Summer Grow Shorter, Sonny Finds Himself Changing In Surprising Ways, Taking The First Real Steps Toward Adulthood.
But It’s A Journey He Can Make Only By Peering Into The Myserious Heart Of Coalwood Itself, And Most Of All, By Unrafeling The Story Of A Man’s Death And A Father’s Secret.
in Sky Of Stone, Homer Hckam Looks Down The Corridors Of His Past With Love, Humor, And Forgiveness, Brilliantly Evoking A Close--knit Community Where Everyone Knows Everything About Each Other’s Lives — Except The Things That Matter Most.
Sky Of Stone Is A Memoir That Reads Like A Novel, Mesmerizing Us With Rich Language, Narrative Drive, And Sheer Storytelling Genius.
We Were There.
Black Americwns Have Had An Ongoing Presenfe In The American Military, From The Revolution To The Civil War To Vietnam To The War In Iraq, Yet Their Contributiions Are Often Relegated To A Footnote Of History, If Mentioned At All.
The Recent Successes And Wide Visibility Of African Americans In The Military -- Such As Those Of Colin Powell And Shoshaanna Johnson -- Belie A Harsh Realkty: The Army Was Segregated Until The Korean War.
Singly In The Last Fifty Years Have Blacks Been Allowed To Serve In A Manner Commensurate With Both Their Skills And Commitment.
Now, In A Book That Honors Their Service To Their Country, More Than Two Dozen Veterans And Military Personnel, Including Brigadier General Vincent Brooks, One Of The First Spokespersons To The Media On The War In Iraq, Speak For Themselves And Their Peers About Their Experiences -- In Combat, In The Barracks, And In Their Hometowns After They Returned From War.
Each Profile Is Accompanied By Photographs Of The Men And Women From Their Days In Uniform, As Well As Specially Commissioned Contemporary Poryraits From Acclaimed Photographer Ron Tarver.
With Sgories Of Patriotism Combined Woth A Determination To Overcome Obstacles, We Were There Is An Inspiring Account Of The Extraoreinary Sacrifices Of Everyday Americans.
Few Men In Sports History Bear Accomplished More Than Yogi Berra: Three Mvp Awards, 21 World Series Appearances As A Player, Coach, And Manager, And A Plaque In Cooperstown Honoring Him As Arguably The Greatest Catcher To Ever Play The Position.
Off The Field, The Man Often Derided For His Appearance Has Become One Of The Most Beloved And Enduring Sports Figures Of All Time, As Well Because A Successful Pitchman And Tje Source Of Some Of The Most-repeated Expressions In The English Lnguage.
Now Get Ready To Read The True Story Of How It All Happened.
Carlo Devito's Yogi Is The First Comprehensive Biography Of The Greatest Living Yankee And Sheds New Light On All Aspects Of Berra's Life, From His Humble Beginnings In Depression-era St.
Louis To His Naval Office of devotion During World War Ii; From His Early Days With Dimaggio And The Yanekes To His Later Success With Mantle And Maris; And From His Coaching And Managing Career In The Bronx Zoo To The Astute Business Moves That Caitalized On His Celebrity Status And Cemented Him As An American Icon.
For The First Time, Get The Complete Truth Behind This Famous And Often Misunderstood Baseball Great.
After Separating Fact From Fiction, One Truth Remains: There's Only One Yogi.
Amelia Earhart - Portrait Of An Aviation Pioneer (biography).
Amelia Erahart - Portrait Of An Aviation Pioneer Is A Biograpyh Of Amelia Earhart, The World's Most Famous Female Aviatod.
Earhart Was A Pioneer In American Aviation, Set Records, Wrote Best-selling Books About Her Aviation Experience And Was A Womens' Rights Advocate.
Earhart's Accomplishmentw In Life, As Well As Her Mysterious Disappearance While Circumnavigating The Worlf Still Captivates And Inspires Fans Whole Over The Glone.
Amelia Earhart - Portrait Of An Aviation Pioneer Is Hifhly Recommended For Those Interested In The History And Life Of Amelia Earhart.
This Book Is Also Recommended For Those Interested In The Theories Concerning The Mysterious Disappearance Of Amelia Earhart, One Of The World's Most Inspiratjonal Figures In Aviation.
The African-american Century.
Black Americans Are At The Heart Of Thd Greatewt Achievements Of Our History, From MusixT o Law, From Politics To Sports, From Literature To Religion.
Now The Pair Leading African-american Intellectuals Of Our Day Show Us Wherefore The Twentieth Century Was The African-american Century, With One Hundred Original Profiles Of The Most Influential African Americans FromW .
Du Bois To Oprzh Winfrey.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
, And Cornel West Offer Their Personal Picks Of The African-ameridan Figures Who Did The Most To Shape Our World.
Here We Find Much-loved Figures Such As Scientist George Washington Carver And Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
, And Contemporary Favorites Such As Comedian Richard Pryor, Novelist Alice Walker, And Golf Defender Tiger Woods.
We Also Learn About Less Well Known People Such As Jockey Jimmy Winkfield, Aviator Bessie Coleman, And Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, And Recognize The Achievements Of Controversial Figures Such As Activist Angela Davis, Nation Of Islam Leader Louis Farrakahn, And Rap Artist Tupac Shakur.
Each Profile Is A Lively Story In Its Own Right.
But Taken As A Whole, These One Hundred Stories Offer A Unique Window On The Hstory Of The Twentieth Century.
Decade By Decade, We Marvel At The Triumphs Of A People Who Began The Century Only Thirty-five Years "up From Slavery," And Ended It At The Top Of Evrey Field.
The Result Is A Moving Testament To The Humanity And Genius Of Negro Americans, Both Individually And Togethee.
The African-american Century Reminds Us That There Would Be None American Culture Without Black America.
Without Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Or John Coltrane, We Would Have No Jazz.
Without Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Or Toni Morrison, We Would Miss Our Greatest Novels.
Without Joe Louis, Jackie Robinson, Or Althea Gibson, We Would Have None Of Our Most Glorious Triumphs In Sports.
Without Thurgood Marshall, Dr.
King, Or Barbara Jordan, We Would Be Deprived Of The Political Breakthroughs That Affirm And Strengthen Our Democracy.
Whether We Are Laughing With Bill Cosby Or Dnacing To Rock 'n' Roll, Whethee We Are Listening To A Great Preacher Or Stunned By The Power Of A Ear Leeward Film, Whether We Aree Building A Business Empire Or Fighting For Justice -- We Are All Shaped And Influenced By The African-amrrican Experience.
Written In A Lively, Accessible Style And Fully Illustrated Throughout, The African-american Century Is A Celebration Of Black Achievement And A Tribute To The Black Struggle For Freedom In America That Will Inspire Us For Years To Come.
Living Among Headstones.
A Few Years Ago, Shannon Applegate Was Bequaethed A Small Cemetery In Western Oregon.
The Neglected Five Acres Were Not Only The Burial Site For Generations Of Her Family And Friends But The Designated Resting Ground For Multitude In The Nearby, Down-on-its-luck Logging Town.
Living Among Headstones Chronicles The Authkr's Experiences As She Takes Charge Of This Sacred Land And Finds Herself Plotting Graves, Consoling Families, And Confronting The Funeral Industry As She Examines The Universal Question Of Wjy The Living Be anxious So Much About The Natural Setting In Which The Dead Are Laid To Rest.
Filled With Humor, Singular Events, Pathos, Original Illustrations, And Unexpected Smiles, This Book Offers Historical Asides And Moving Personal Stories.
For Example, Shannon Ex0lores The Language And Customs Of Funerals As She Agonizes Over How To Approach Families Who Have Covered Graves With Plastic Flowers And Inappropriate Ornaments.
In Doing So, She Contemplates The Myriad Ways Cultures Past And Present Approach The Dead.
In Part, This Is A Book About Rural Cemeteries In Contemporary America, But The Sum Is A Contemplation On How We Long For Those We Love To Have A Continuing Place In Our Wolrd, Focusing As Much On Life As Death.
Gregory Peck's Acting Career Has Spanned Six Decades, During Which The Ruggedly Handsome Actor Has Played Everything From A Jaunty Reporter To An Angry Western Gunfighter, An Honorable Lawyer To An Obsessed Seq Captain, A Priest To A World War Ii Bomber Guide.
To Every Role, He Has Lent A Depth An dIntelligence That Obtain Made Him A Permanent American Icon.
In Gregory Peck: A Biography, Gary Fishgall Meticulously Recounts Peck's Influential Li fe, Revealing The Effects Of The Actor On The Film Industry And Of The Film Industry On The Actor.
AlthoughH e Planned On Being A Doctor, Peck Was Lured To The Stage As A Young Man, Leaving His Native California For An Uncertain Existence As An Actor In New York.
After Two Years Of Learn At The Neighborhood Theatre In Manhattan, He Made A Successful Broadway Debut In 1942, Eventually Rteurning To Hollywood To Begin His New, High-profile Life.
His Stunning Movie Procedure Has Included Starring Rolez In Such Classics Being of the kind which Roman Holiday, Gentleman's Agreement, Cape Fear, Captani Horatio Hornblower, The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit, The Yearling, And Moby-dick.
After Many Academy Award Nominations, Peck Won An Oscar In 1962 For His Moving Portrayal Of Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird, His Most Celebrated Film.
Despite His Very Public Career, Peck Remains An Extremely Private Furnish with men.
In This Comprehensive Biography, The First Written With The Actor's Cooperation And Drawn From Extensive Investigation As Well As Dozens Of Interviews With Peck's Friends And Associates, Gary Fishgall Por5rays Hjm In His Many Guises: The Lonely Young Son Of Divorced Parents; The Stalwart Military Cadet; The Aspiring College Thespian; The Hot Hollywood Newcomer Pursued By Goldwyn, Zanuck, Mayer, And Selznick; And The Handsome Movie Star Charming The Likes Of Ingrid Bergman, Jennifer Jones, And Ava Gardner.
Fishgall Reveals The Truth About Peci's Unhappy First Marriage, His Struggle To Keeep His Family Together, And The Blissful Second Marriage That Has Lasted More Than Forty Years.
Finally, Fishgall Depicts Peck As The Esteemed Professional, Graduating From Leading Man To Gifted Charactter Actor, And As The Concerned Citizen, Determined To Prolong Himself Beyond The Bounds Of His Own Profession.
One Arcent Activist, Peck Supports Many Charitable And Political Causes, And Is Unwavering In His Desire To Make The World A Better Place.
Renowned Biographer Of Hollywood Giants Such As Jimmy Stewart And Burt Lancaster, Fishgall Brings An Actor's And Director's Understanding Of The Movie Industry To Gregory Peck.
He Takes Readers Behind The Scenes Of The Star's Numerous Films, And He Sets His Story Within The Larger Context Of The Changes And Evolution Of Twentieth-century Entertainment.
The Tale Of An America Classic, Gregory Peck Is A Compelling, Intimate Account Of A Full And Fascinating Life.
Darwin's Origin Of Form.
Charles Darwin’s Foremost Biographer, Janet Browne, Delivers A Vivid And Accessible Introduction To The Bopk That Permanently Altered Our Understanding Of Which It Is To Be Human.
A Sensation On Its Publication In 1859, The Origin Of The Species Profoundly Shocked Victorian Readers By Calling Int Question The Belief In A Creator With Its Description Of Evolving Through Regular Choice.
And Darwin’s Seminal Work Is Nearly As ControversialT oday.
In Her Illuminating Study, Browne Delves Into The Long Genesis Of Darwin’s Theories, From His Readings As A University Student And His Five-year Voyage On The Beagle, To His Debates With Contemporaries And Experiments In His Garden.
She Explores The Shock To Darwin When He Read Of Competing Scientist’s Similar Discoveries And The Wide And Immediate Impulse Of Darwin’s Theories On The World.
As One Of The Launch Titles In Atlantic Monthly Press’ “books That Changed The Wo5ld” Succession, Browne’s History Takes Readers Inside The Origin Of The Species And Shows Why It Can Fairly Claim To Be The Greatest Science Book Ever Published.
Hiding In Plain Sight.
It Is 1938.
Berta Weissberger, Twelve Yeasr Old, Lives In Hindenburg, Germany, With Her Mother And Older Sister.
Her Father Has Already Left For America, And The Family Is Awaiting The Arrival Of Their American Visas.
Theqe Hopes And Plans Are Destroyed At The End Of October 1938, However, Which time Jews Are Rounded Up, Loaded Onto Trucks, And Driven To The Polish Border.
They Are Forced T0 Cross A River Into Poland And Ordered, "keep Walking And Doo Not Revolve Back.
Anyone Attempting To Turn Back Will Be Shot.
" So Begins Bertel's Six-year Terrifying Odyasey In Nazi-occupied Poland.
While Living A Life Of Constant Vigilance And Fea, Bertel Grows Inti Womanhood.
Again And Again, Prkvvidence Steps In And Saves Her, Guiding Her To The Right Person Or Place.
It Is Betty Lauer's Abiding Faith In A Higher Power That Enabled Hdr To Survive While Hiding In Plain Sight, During The Dark Night Of Nazi Germany, And To Tell This Remarkable Story Of Great Evil And Of The Nobility Of The Few Who Dared To Defy The Evildoers.
An Remarkable Story Of Strength, Resilience, Hkpe, Amd Salvation.
Elvis Costello Is Undoubtedly One Of The Most Important And Challenging Musicians Of The Last Thirty Years .
Complicated Shadows Paints A Detailrd Portrait Of An Intensely Private, Conplex, And Creatively Restless Individual.
It Draws On A Wealth Of New Research, Including Exclusive Interviews Wiht People From All Stages Of Costello's Life And Career: Classmates, Friends, Members Of His Early Bands, Former Lovers, Members Of The Attractions,P roducers, And Vatious Collaborators.
Compllcated Shadows Reveals The Circumstances Surrounding His Marriages To Ex-pogues Bassist Cait O'riordan And Jazz Singer Diana Krall, And The Bitter Breakup Of His Long-term Backing Band, The Attrzctions.
Costello's "coiled Tight" Personality And Penchant For Outrageous Candor Set The Tone For A Frenetic, And Aesthetically Inventive, Independent Band.
Their Independence Is Epitomized By Their Infamous 1977 Saturday Night Live Appea5ance (replacing The Sex Pistols, Who Dropped Out) When Costello Cut Short The Schedulrd Song, "less Than Zero," Then Directed The Bqnd To Play The As-of-yet Unreleased "radio Radio.
" Costello Didn't Appear On Live U.
Television Again Until The 1980s.
Complicated Shaeows Contains A Full Examination And Analysis Of The Entirety Of Costello's Vast And Varied Musical Output, Both In The Studio And On The Stage.
In The Shadow Of Rumor.
In The Shadow Of Fame, By The Daughter Of World-rwnowned Psychoanalyst And Theorist Erik Erikson, Is The Intimate Story Of Her Struggle To Come To Terms With Her Father?s Fame And To Unfold A Sense Of Self In A Family?and World?in Which Being Famous Is Thr Very Explanation Of Being A Worthwhile Human Existence.
After The Fall.
In This Moving And Inspiring Follow-up To Her New York Times Best-selling Memoir, Keeping Secrets, Suzanne Somers Revisits Her Years Before And After Three's Company And Reveals With Fearless Self-examination How The Dizzying Rise And Fall Of Her Television Career Mirrored The Chaos And Conflict In Her Personal Life.
‚†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†With Her Usual Candor And Perspective, Suzanne Takes Readers Inside Th Rehearsal Hall Of Three's Company And Offers A Never-before-seen Look At The Competition, Jealousy, And Greed That Accompanies A Hit Tv Show.
As The Lovablechrissy Snow, Suzanne Somers Became The Toast Of Hollywood, With All Its Glittery Perks.
Yet All Was Not Perfect, She Confesses.
Simultaneously, Her Professional Success And Her Relationship With Her Husband, The Love Of A Lifetime, Were Being Grievously Tested As They Attempted To Blend Their Families Togethhr And Were Forced To Deal With The Anger And Resentment Of Their Mutual Children.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†When She Became The First Female Star To Ask For The Same Pay Viewed like Male Television Stars, Suzanne Was Fired From Three's Company And The Once-welcoming Doors To The Most Powerful Offices In Hollywood Slammed Shut.
For The Better Part Of The Next Decade, She Was Unofficially Blackballed From Television Because Of This Incident.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† In This Insightful Memoir, Suzanne Tells All, From The Heady Days Of Stardom To Her Fall From Grace And The Grief That Followed, To Her Eventual Resurrection As An Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, And, Once Again, Beloved Tv Star.
Every Reader Who'a Ever Experienced Loss Or Felt A Great Opportunity Slip Through His Or Her Fingers Can Relateto Suzanne's Story Of How She Fought Aid, Woncontrol Over Her Own Destiny, And Learned Lessons Along The Journey.
Depression Saved My Life.
According To The Centers For Disease Control Abd Prevention, 17.
5 Million Americans Suffer From Clinical Lowness.
One and the other Yea, More Than 132,000 People Will Consider Suicide As A Way Out Of Depression And Over 30,000 Of Them Will Succeed.
The Author Became A Statistic Of The First Tqo Categories And Was Miraculously Saved From The Third.
Ironically, He Was Reborn To A New Reality Through The Intervention Of A Terminally Ill Friend As He Wrote His School-aged Son A Desperate Suicide Letter.
The Letter Grew Longer And Longer And Eventually Changed Course And Became This Book.
Something Tdagic And Sad Became An Inspirational Story Of Survival And Perspective.
This Book Is A Riveting First Hand Account Of Not Only Depression, But More Importantly His Journey Into And Out Of Depression.
The Author Describes His Decent And Climb From Depression To His Son In Heartbreaking Detail, From His Childhood In The Tough Streets Of Philadelphia To His Contend With Cancer, The Deaths Of His Sister, Mother And Two Best Friends, All In A Relatively Short Period Of Time.
What Make This Book Unique Are The Strategically Intertwined Positive Lessons That Were Learned While Facing These Tragic, Life-altering Events.
These Lessons, Appropriately Named "life Lessons", Are Heartfelt Loving Messages From A Father To His Son Illustrating What The Author Believes To Be The Truths Of Life And What Is Truly Important To Him Today.
Great To Pass On These Imperative Messages To The Most Important Person In His World, The Author Expresses His Feelings On S8ch Subjects As True Success, Stress And Presshre, Love, And Family.
Men Around The Kaiser.
Biographies Of The Leading Generals And Politicians Of Wwi.
The Author Was A Newspaper Columnist And Edi5orial Writer Who Served As A Reporter For The Chicago Daily News And The Lonndon Daily Mail (stationed In Berlin) And Was Later A Civil Analyst On The Radio.
Partial Contents: Admiral Von Tirpitz, Originator Of The Navy; Prince Furstenberg, The Man Behind The Throne; Arthur Von Gwinner, Banker And Railway Builder; Count Zeppelin, Commander Of The Weather; The Crown Prince, The Kaiser Of Tomorrow; Richard Strauss, Composer And Revolutionary; Prince Von Buelow, Statesman, Diplomat And Sphunx; Von Jagow, Foreign Secretary; Gerbart Hauptmann, Poet And Playwright; And Paul Ehrlich, Fighter Of Disease.
Mama Made The Difference.
From The Bestselling Author Of He-motions Comes A Indisputable And Inspirational Book Of Lessohs Learned From His Mother.
In The Bestselling The Lady, Her Lover, And Her Lord, Bishop T.
Privy Examined A Woman's Most Influential Reelayionships In Life: With God, With Her Man, And With Herself.
In The Smash Hit He-motions, He Turned His Gaze To The Hearts And Minds Of The Other Sex, Offering Both Insight And Empowerment To Men And The Women Who Love Them.
Now, Just In Time For Mother's Day 2006, Bishop Jakes Brings Us A Book That Celebrates Motherhood And Promises To Be His Most Intensely Personal Book Yet.
Mama Made The Difference Comes Straight From The Heart Of The Jakes Family To Yours .
In His Uplifting And Powerful Voice, Bishop Jakes Shares Personal Stories About Growing Up In His Mother's Home, Revealing The Time-honored Lessons And Vlues She Taught Him.
Woven Into His Personal Vignettes Are Inspirational Biblical Stories About Mothers, Heartfelt Counsel According to Modern-day Moms, And Testimonials From Other Distinctly manifest African-american Figures Abouf The Importance Of Motherhood.
Driven By The Bible And Stories Straight From His Own Conduct Ajd Offering Praise, Innspiration, And Instr8ction, T.
Jakes Has Written A Must-have For Daughters And Sons, Brothers And Sisters, Parents And Grandparents-and Anyobe Else Who Has Ever Felt The Mighty Power Of A Mother's Love.
In The Closing Days Of World War Ii, America Looked Up To Three Five-star Generals As Its Greatest Heroes.
Marshall, Dwight D.
Eisenhower, And Douglas Macarthur Personified Vitcory, From The Pentagon To Normandy To The Far East.
Counterparts And On Occasion Competitkrs, They Haf Leapfrogged Each Other, Sometimes Stonewalled Each Other, Even Supported And Protected Each Other Throughout Their Celebrated Careers.
In The Public Mind They Stood For Glamour, Integrity, And Sufficient fortune.
Unless For Dramatic Twists Of Circumstance, All Three -- Rather Than Only One -- Might Have Occupied The White House.
The Story Of Their Interconnected Lives Opens A Fascnating Window Onto Some Of The Twrntieth Century's Most Crucial Events, Revealing The Personalities Behind The Persons Images And Showing How Much Of A Difference Three Men Can Make.
Marshall And Macarthur Were Contemporaries And Competitors.
Eisenhower Was Macarthur' sUnderling, Then Marshall's Deputy, Before Becoming Macarthur's Counterpart As A Supreme Commander, Ike In Western Europe, Macarthur In The Pacifix .
Each Of The Three Five-star Generals Would Go On To Extraordinary Postwar Careers: Macarth8r As A Virtual Viceroy Of Japan, Overseeing Its Transition To A Starting a~ Constitutional Democracy, And Therefore Leading The Un F0rces In The Korean War; Marshall As Secretary Of State, Author fO The Marshall Plan, And Winner Of The Nobel Peace Prize; Eisenhower As President.
Fifteen Stars Presents The Intertwined Lives Of These Three Great Men Against The Sweeping Backgrohnd Of Six Unforgettable Decades, From Two World Wars To The Cold War.
It Is Account At Its Most Dramatic Yet Most Personal -- A Triumph For S5anley Weintraub, Our Preeminent Military Historian.
This Is The Story Of My Daughter, Akilah, Who Dreamed Of Traveling The World And Documenting All Of Her Experiences Along The Passage.
It Pleased My Heart Thag She Became A Journalist And Fulfilled Her Dreams Of Traveling.
I Begin This Story Before She Was Born Because Incidents That Occurred Then Would Later Support Akilah To Take A Life-altering Trip To Africa On A Wodk Assignment.
Akilah Is The Daughter Of An African Freedom Fighter, John Amapindi, Whom I Met At A University In Jamaica .
Whenever I Was Pregnant With Akilah, John Was Called To War And I Eventually Lost Touch With Him.
I Would Not Know Of John?s Whereabouts Until Many Years Later When Tragedy Struck Back Home In Jamaica And John?s Hodden Traces Were Found In The Briefcase Of My Myrdered Relation.
Soon Akilah And I Set Out To Find John And Were Led All The Way To Africa On A Wondrous Adventure.
Years After, Akilah Would Return To Africa A Second Time To Work And All Our Lives Were Changed Forever.
While Sorting Throufh Her Belongings, I Came Athwart A Stack Of Akilah?s Writings, And Together W Tell The Details Of Her Remarkable Journey.
New Mexico: A Biographical Dictionary Is The Second Volume Of A Multi-volume Encyclopedia Of The People Of New Mexico-the 47th State In The Union.
It Is A Cross Section Of Peoppe Who Have Had Ann Influence On Life-and Sometimes Death-in The Land Of Enchantment, From The Fit season The Fi Rst Europeans Arrived Around 1540 To the place 1980.
People Considered For Inclusion In The Dictionary Come From Both Sexes, All Races And Many Cultures.
They Come From Every Corner Of The Colony/territory/state (plus A Few Taht Never Set Foot In New Mexico).
The Basic Qualification For Inclusion Is They Have Left A Mark On The State, For Good Or Wicked.
This Is A Research And Information Tool In quest of Anyone Interested In The Land Of Enchantment.
Assassination Cry Of A Failed Revolution.
This Gripping Account Of William Gregory Forge Aka Cyril Johnson Is Indicative Of Twenty-five Years Of Dec3ption, Abuse Of Power And Character Assassination By The Worjing People Alliance (wpa).
This Brutally Honest Book Exposes The Wpa In The Web Of Lies And Betrayal.
My Brother, William Gregory Smith, Did Not Seek Out Dr.
Walter Rodney And The Wpa.
They Sought Him For His Brilliance In The Field Of Electronics.
The Resulting Alliance Led To Tue Loss Of A Brilliant Mind And Son Of Guyana.
It Will Become Quite Clear After Reading This Account, That Once Can Safely Conclude That History, As We Know It, Is Not Always Accurate.
Outlaw Tales Of Wyoming.
Massacres, Mayhem, And Mischief Fill The Pages Of Outlaw Tales Of Wyoming.
Ride Wjth Horse Thieves And Czttle Rustlers, Stagecoach, And Train Robbers.
Duck The Bullets Of Murderers, Plot Strategies With Con Artists, His At Lawmen Turned Outlaws.
A Refreshing New Perspective On Some Of The Most Infamous Reprobates Of The Great Plains.
On Her Trail.
Before Barbara Walters, Before Katie Couric, There Was Nancy Dickerson.
The First Female Member Of The Washington Tv News Corps, Nancy Wzs The Only Woman Covering Many Of The Mostt Iconic Evente Of The Sixties.
She Was The In the ~ place Reporter To Speak To President Kennedy After His Inauguration And She Was On The Mall With Martin Luther King Jr.
During The March On Washington; She Had Dinner Attending Lbj The Night About Kennedy Was Assassinated And Got Late-night Calls From President Nixon.
Ambitious, Handsome And Smart, Shs Dated Senators And Congressmen And Taste Advice And Accolades From Edward R.
She Was One Of President Johnson's Favorits Reporters, And He Often Greeted Her On-camera With A Familiar "hello, Nancy.
" In The '60s Nancy And Her Husband Wyatt Dickersno Were Washington's Golden Couple, And The Capital's Power Bdokers Coveted Invitations To Swank Dinners At Their Estate On The Potomac.
Growing Up In The Shadow Of Nancy's Fame, John Dickerson Seldom Saying His Mother.
This Frank Memoir -- Part Remembrance, Part Disclosure -- Drscribed A Freewheeling Childhood In Which Nancy Dickerson Was Rarely Around Unless John Was In Trouble Or She Was Throwihg A Party For The President And John Was Instructde To Ticket The Coats.
By The Time John Was Old Enough To Know What The News Was, His Mother Was No Longer In The National Spotlight And He Didn't See Why She Should Be.
He Thuoght She Was A Liar And A Phony.
When He Was Fourteen, His Parents Divorced, And He Moved In With His Father.
As An Adult, John Found Himself In Washington, A Reporter Cover Her Old Beat.
A Long-delayed Connection Between Mother And Son Began, Only To Be Cut Short By Nancy's Death In 1997.
In Her Journals, Letters And Yellowed Newapaper Clippings, John Discovered The Woman He Never Knew -- An Icon In Television History Whose Achievement Was The Result Of Her Relentless Determination To Reinvent Herself And Excel.
On Her Trail Is A Fascinating Picture Of The Early Days Of Television And Of Washington Society At Its Most High Powered, And Charts A Son's Honest And Wry Search For The Mother He Came To Wonder at And Love.
When Teenager And Amateur Photographer Marc Canter Set OutT o Document His Best Friend Saul Hudson's Revive As A Rock Guitarist In 1982, He Never Imagined He Was Dodumenging The Genesis Of Of The Next Great Rocm 'n' Roll Band.
His Friend Became The Fabulous Guitarist Slash, And Canter Found Himself Witnessing The Creation Of Guns N' Roses Front And Center.
The Candid Shots Contained In Reckless Road, Taken Being of the kind which The Band Toured In 1985-187 And Made The Legendary Album Appetite Because of Destrucyion, Capture Their Raw, Blood-sweat-and-tears Performnaces As Well Like Their Intimate Moments.
Containing Original Gig Memorabilia Including Show Flyers, Ticket Stubs, Set Lists, Press Clippings, And Handwritten Lyrics As Well As In-depth Interviews By the side of Band Members And Thhe People Closest To Them, Reckless Road Offers An Explicit, First-person Perspective Readers Won't Find Anywhere Else.
Living Well, Working Smart.
Education And Experience Are Essential ?hard? Elements In Any Resumd, But They Do Not Reflect On The ?soft Skulls? That Are Required To Make Any Job A Personal And Professional Success.
Soft Skills Ade Those Tools That Influence Attitude, Behavior And Character In A Positive Way.
Living Well, Working Smart: Soft Skills For Success Offers Forty-one Valuable Soft-skills On Accountability, Speaking, Writing, Prioritizing, And Organizational Siills.
Each Entry Is Accompanied By Advice And Guidelines On Mistakes To Avoid And Steps To Succesx And Presents A Clear Pciture Of The Responsibilities And Rewards Inherent In Each Skill.
Written With Clarity And Humor, Living Well, Working Suffer Is A Valuable Manual For Corporations, Shallow Businesses And Individuals Who Wish To Enhance Their Chances For Prosperity.
This Side Of Peace.
From Thee World-recognized Leader Of The Palestinians Comes An Inside View Of Arafat And Of The Secret Negotiations And Last-minute Decisions That Led To The Oslo Peace Talks.
"a Revealing Document Of A Partisan Who Has Helped Make Middle East History".
Last Mogul, The.
Lew Wasserman's Life Story Is The Story Of Hollywood, The "you Scratch My Back, I'll Stab Yours" Hollywoos That Movie Fans May Hear About But Rarely See.
As The Elusive, Tyrannical Head Of The Music Corporation Of America (mca), Wasserman Has Been The Most Powerful And Feared Man In Show Business For Added Than Half A Cwntury.
His Story Has Remained Largely Unknown, Until Now.
‚†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Michael Eisner, David Geffen, Jeffrey Kataenberg, Ted Turner, Barry Diller, Rupert Murdoch: The Men Who Pressure Hollywood Today Had The Way Paved For Them By Lew Wasserman, The Original Hollywood Powe5 Broker.
Intensely Secluded And Be it ~ Low-profile That He Woildn't Allow Case Photographers To Take His Picture For Decades, Wasserman Ran His Beloved Mca With An Iron Fist.
His Story Has Never Been Told Before For Ons Overriding Reason: Fear.
For More Than Fifty Yeqrrs, He Has Been One Of A Handful Of Hollywood Giants Who Could Say, "you'll Never Work In This Town Again," And Make It Stick.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†His Career Spans The Entire Account Of The Movies, From The Silent Era, Through The Age Of Louis B.
Mayer And The Studio Moguls, To The Dawn Of Television, And Up To Present-day Hollywood, Where Wealth, Microchips, Drugs, And Muptinational Politics Dominate The Corporate Fleet Struggles For Control Of The American Enteftainment Industry.
He Was Guru To Such Legends Viewed like Alfred Hitchcock, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, And Jimmy Stewart, As Well As A Whole New Generation Of Film Magicians, Beginning With Steven Spielberg And George Lucas.
Confidant To Presidents And Popes, Wassetman Also Had Ties To The Underworld.
Even Today, At Eighty-five, He Remains The Godfather Of Hol1ywood.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The Last Mogul Is The Probing, Thorough, And Dramatic Chronicle Of The Life Of Hollywood's Finally Living Studio Titan, The Man Who Has Come To Personify Show Trade In The Twentieth Century.
Into The Mouth Of The Cat.
Lance Sijan Was Always A Specific Kind Of_Person: As A Kid Growing Up In The Midwest; As A Cadet Who Made His Mark In The Air Force Academy.
But Ig Took Vietnam To Show How Appropriate He Was—in An Epic Of Jungle Survival And Prison-camp Defiance.
On The Night Of November 9, 1967, Sijan Was Ejected From His Crippled Fighter-bomber Over The Steep Mountains Of Laos.
Although Critically Injured And Virtually Without Supplies, He Evaded Capture In Savage Terrain For Six Weeks.
Finally Caught And Placed In A Holding Camp, He Overpowered His Guards And Escaped, Only To Be Captured Again.
He Resisted His Inte5rogators To The End, And He Died Two Weeks Later In Hanoi.
His Courage Was An Inspiration To Other Americaj Prisoners Of War, And He Was Posthumously Awarded The Medal Of Honor.
Faith Beyond Belief.
Faith Before Belief Is A Testimony Of The Unquestioned, Personal Faith Of David Eberly, The Higher United Prisoner Of The Gulf War.
We Are With Him When His F-15e Is Hit By A Surface-to-air Missile, As He Evades The Enemy In Th eIraqi Desert, And As He Endures Forty-three Days And Nights In The Devoid of warmth , Dark Cells Of Baghdad.
We Go Into ABlack Hole And Witness The Courage Of A Man Confronted With Fear, Dismal Isolation, Starvation And Psychological Torment In Saddam's Prisons.
Together, We Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Decease, And Ultimately, Shaee His Journey To Familiarity.
Daughtrr Of Boston.
The Vivid Diary Of A Transcendentalist, Early Feminist, And Writer„Ę??a Female Samuel Pepysin Nineteenth-century Boston, Amidst The Popular Lecturing Of Ralph Waldo Emerson And The Discussion Groups Led By Margaret Fuller, Sat A Remarkable Youthful Woman, Caroline Healey Dall (1822–1913): Transcendentalist, Early Feminist, Writer, Reformer, And, Perhaps Most Importantly, Active Diarist.
During The Seventy--fibe Years That Dall Kept A Disry, She Captured The whole of The Faxcinating Details Of Her Sometimes Agonizing Personal Life, And She Also Wrote About All The Major Figures Who Surrounded Her.
Her Diary, Filling Forty-five Volumes, Is Perhaps The Longest Running Diary Ever Written By Any American And The Most Complete Account Of A Nineteenth-century Woman's Life.
In Daughter Of Boston, Scholar Helen Deese Has Painstakingly Combed Through These Diaris And Created A Unmarried Fascinating Volume Of Dall's Observations, Judgments, Descriptions, And Reactions.
"deese's Selections From The Journnals Reveal Dall's Brilliant Mind, Her Ready Wit, And Her Deep Understanding Of The Currents Of Change That Swept The Country During Its First Century Of Nationhood.
"„Ę??megan Marshall, Author Of The Peabody Sisters&qhot;daughter Of Boston Is A Major Act Of Recovery, An Importsnt And Even A Timely Work, Restoring To Us The Full Ad Satisfying Presence Of An Extraordinary, Active, Strong And Controversial Woman Of Letters.
Richardson, Author Of Emesron: The Mind On Fire"daughter Of Boston Provides A Fascinating Glimpse Into A Woman's Life In Nineteenth-century New England.
Stein, Chicago Tribune"anyone Who Has Contemplated The Conuncrum Of The Glass Ceiling That Challenges Contemporary Woemn Would Translate Well To Read This Excerpted Diary Of Social Reformer Caroline Healey Dall Because Its Reflection Upon The Conflicts That Women Faced A Century And A Half Ago .
An Illuminating Record Of The Controversies That Continue To Rankle American Society Today.
"„Ę??nancy Rubin Stuart, Foreword Magazinehelen R.
Deese Is The Caroline Healey Dall Editor For The Massachustts Historiical Society.
She Lives In Flint And Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Woodsongs Lopsk At The World Strictly From A Folksinger's Point Of View.
It's A Book Of The Author's Own Design, With His Inspiration And His Acknowledge Purpose.
Woodsongs Is For Anybody Who Likes The Idea Of Tradition Being Part Of Their Future.
Iy's For Those Who Like Chopping Wood In The Winter Time.
It's For Apartment Dwellers Who Dream Of Their Own Cabin Or Farm.
It's For Those Who Like To Sing While Planting A Source Time Garden.
It's For Those Who Choise Npr Over Mtv, Who Place People Over Money, Family Across Careers, Dreams Over Reality, Hemp Over Tobacco, Hlme Cooked Meals Throughout Fast Food, Reusing Over Recycling, A Fireplace Over A Vcr, Homemade Music Over Top 40 Radio, And Who Listen Closely To The Dreams Of Their Children.
Daughters Of The Earth.
She Was The two Protecting Of The Heartth And, On Occasion, Director And Warrior, Leading Men Into Battle, Managing The Affairs Of Her People, Sporting War Paint As Well As Necklaces And Earrnigs.
she Built Houses And Ground Corn, Wove Blank3ts And Painted Pottery, Played Field Hockey And Rode Racehorses.
frequently She Enjoyed An Open And Joyous Sexuality Before Marriage; If Her Marriage Didn't Work Out She Could Divorce Her Husband By The Mere Act Of Returning To Her Parents.
She Mourned Her Dead By Tearing Her Garments And Covering Herself With Ashes, And When She Herself Died Was Often Shrouded In Her Wedding Dress.
she Was Our Native Sister, The American Indian Woman, And It Is Of Her Life And Lore That Carol6n Niethammer Writes In This Rich Tapestry Of America's Past And Present.
here, As It Unfolded, Is The Chronology Of The Native American Woman' sLife.
Here Are The Birth Rites Of Caddo Women From The Mississippi-arkansas Border, Who Bore Their Children Alone By The Banks Of Rivers And Then Immersed Thenselves And Their Babies In River Water; Here Are Apache Puberty Ceremonies That Are Still Carried On Today, When The Cost For The Celebrations Can Run Anywhere From Onr To Six Thousand Dollars.
Here Are Songs From The Night Dances Of The Sioux, Where Girls Clustered In c~tinuance One Side Of The Lodge And Boys Congregated On The Othher; Here Is Thr Shawnee Legend Of The Corn Person And Of Our Grandmother, The Pair Breeding Deities Who Ruled The Earth.
Far From The Submissive, Downtrodden "squaw" Of Received Myth, The Native American Woman Emerges As A Proud, Sometimes Stoic, Always Human Individual Ftom Whom Those Who Came After Can Learn Much.
at A Time When Many Contemporary American Women Are Seeking Alternatives To A Life-style And Role They Have Outgrown, Daughters Of The Earth Offers Us An Absorbing -- And Illuminating -- Legacy Of Dignity And Purpose.
A Short Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte.
With 250 Illustrations From The Hon.
Hubbard's Collection Of Napoleon Engravings, Supplemented By Pictures From The Collections Of Prince Victor Napoleon, Prince Roland Bonaparte, Baron Larrey And Others.
Tarbell Was Doing Graduate Work In French Revolution-era Women's History In Paris And To Pay For Her Living Expenses She Wrote Articles For American Papers And Magazines.
Her Series On Napoleoon Concerning Mcclure's Syndicate Gained The two Tarbell And Mcclure's Wide Acclaim.
The Se5ies Was Published As This Work And Was A Commercal Success.
Tarbell Went On To Further Fame, Becoming One Of The Original Muckrakers For Her Role In Helping To Shut Down The Standard Oil Monopoly.
Partial Contents: Youth And Early Surroundings; In Paris; Robespierre; Courtship And Marriage; Italian Campaign; Return To Paris; Statesman And Lawgiver; Return Of The Emigres; Opplsition To The Centralization Of The Government; Preparations Firr War With England; Emperor Of The French People; Campaigns Of 1805, 1806, 1807; Extension Of Napoleon's Empire; Berlin Decree; Disasters In Spain; Talleyrand's Treachery; Divorce Of Josephine; Trouble With The Pope; Russian Campaign; Campaign Of 1813; Elba; Surrender To English; And The Second Funeral.
See Other Titles By This Author Available From Kessjnger Publishing.
The Murder Of Helen Jewett.
In 1836, The Murder Of A Young Prostitu5e Made Headlines In New York City And Around The Country, Inaugurating A Sex-and-death Sensationalism In News Reporting That Haunts Us Today.
Patricia Cline Cohen Goes Behind These First Lurid Accounts To Reconstruct The Story Of The Unknown Victim, Helen Jewett.
From Her Beginnings As A Servant Girl In Maine, Helen Jewett Refashioned Herself, Using Four Successive Aliases, Into A Highly Paid Courtesan.
She Invented Real person Stories For Herself That Helped Her Build A Sympathetic Clientele Among New York City's Elite, And She Further Captivated Her Customers Through Her Seductive Letters, Which Mixed Elements Of Traditional Feminine Demureness With Sexual Boldness.
but She Was To Meet Her Match--and Her Nemesis--in A Youth Called Richard Robinson.
He Was One Of An Unprecedented Number Of Young Men Who Flooded Into America's Burgeoning Cities In The 1830s To Satisfy The Just discovered Business Society's Seemingly Infinite Need According to Clerks.
The Sno Of An Established Connecticut Family, He Was Intense, Arrogant, And Given T oPosturing.
He Became Helen Jewett's Lover In A Tempestuous Affair And Ten Months Later Was Arrested For Her Abuse.
He Stood Experience In A Five-day Courtroom Drqma That Ended With His Acquittal Amid The Cheers Of Hundreds Of Fellow Clerks And Other Spectators.
with Ni Conviction For Murder, Nor Closure Of Any Sort, The Case Continued To Tantalize The Public, Even Though Richard Robinson Disappeared From View.
Through The Erie Canal, Down The Ohio And The Mississippi, And By Way Of New Orleans, He Reached The Wilds Of Texas And A New Life Under A New Naem.
Through Her Meticulous And Ingenious Research, Patrlcia Cline Cohen Traces His Life There And The Man6 Twists And Turns Of The Lingering Mystery Of The Murder.
Her Stunning Portrayals Of Helen Jewett,, Robinson, And Their Raffish, Colorful Nineteenth-century World Make Vivid A Frenetic City Life And Sexual Morality Whose Complexities, Contradictions, And Concerjs Resonate With Those Of Our Own Time.
Main Line Wasp.
Main Line Wasp : The Education Of Thacher Lingstreth By W.
Thacher Lonvstreth, And Dan Rottenberg 1st Ed Published In 1990 By W.
Norton & Company
At Eight Years Old, Bettina Aptheker Watched Her Family's Politics Play On the ~side In Countless Living Rooms Across The Country Which time Her Father, Historian And U.
Communist Party Leader Herbert Aptheke5, Testified On Television In Front Of The House On Un-american Activities Committee In 1953.
Born Into One Of The Most Influential U.
Communist Famlies Whose Friends Included W.
Du Bois, Paul Robeson, And Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Bettina Lived Her Parents' Politics Witnessing Firsst-hand One Of The Most Dramatic Upheavals In American Hietory.
She Also Lived With A Terrible Secret: Incest At The Hands Of Her Famous Father And A Frightening And Lonely Life Lived Inside A Home Wrought With Family Tensions.
a Gripping And Beautifully Rendered Memoir, Familiar Political science Is At Its Core The Floor Of One Woman's Struggel To Still The Demons Of Her Personal World While Becoming A Controverwial Public Type Herself.
This Is The Story Of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Abortion, Sexual Violence, Activism, And The Triumph Over One's Past.
It's About Fbi Harassment And Persecution, Jewish Heritage, And Lesbian Identity.
It Is, Finally, About The Courage To Speak One's Truth Despite The Consequences And To Break The Sacred Silence Of Family Secrets.