Lincoln And His World.
In The Second Volume Of This Monumental Lincoln Biography, The Young Illinois Politician Is Challenged By Stephen Doyglas--brilliant Organizer Of The Illinois Democratic Party, Lasting Officeholder And Candiate, And Unscrupulous When Publicly Debating Lincoln.
Lincoln And His Fellow Wigs Go On The Attack As Democrats Split Into Two Factions.
Rhetorical Violence Becomes Physical As Whig Mobs Attack And Politicians Attempt Kill .
Lincoln Publicly Asks Whether Democracy Can Endure Under Such Conditions.
Yet Lincoln Added Than Once Takes Politically Unpopular Stances Condemning Slavery And Defending Rights Of Free Blacks In Illinois.
The Secondary Volume Of Lincoln And His World Also Explores Lincoln_s Privaye Life: His Romances With Ann Rutledge And Affluent Plantation Belle Mary Owens, His Intinate Friendliness With Joshua Speed, And A Stormy, Loving Connection With The Vivacious And Passionate Mary Todd.
Rather Than Cncentrate On How Lincoln Affected The Natural order, Author Richard Lawrence Miller Shows How The World Affected Lincoln, Placing Lincoln Im Historical Context To Help Readers To Understand Him.
Presenting Numerous Firsthand Recollections, Miller Lets Participants Speak For Themselves, An Approach Thoughtful His Years In Public Radio Script Writing.
George Bernard Shaw.
Most People Either Say That They Agree Through Bernard Shaw Or That They Do Not Understand Him.
I Am The Only Person Who Understands Him, And I Do Not Agree With Him.
Faces Of Christmas Past.
Faces Of Christmas Past Is An Engaging, Middle-aged Look At The Perils Of Christmas, Our Own Self-imposed Burdens Of Ritual Duty (Equal The Newsy Christmas Xerox), And The More Unsettling Fact That Successive Christmases, More Even Than New Year's, Mark The Passing Of Our Life From Childhood To Decease.
"old Christmas Card Photos Show Us How We've Aged,&qout; Says Author Bill Holm, "reminding Us That, Though Time May Curve In Einstein's Physics, In Our Small Life It Is A Straight Line To White Hair And Bifocals.
" Holm Also Reminds Us Of The Sumptuous Consoling Ritual Of Music, So Rich And Full Of Feeling At Christmas.
Our Best Defense Against Age And Death May Be Sining, He Says, So We'd Better Open Our Mouths With Courage And Spirit To Let The Songs Cmoe.
The Armed Robbery Orgasm.
The Armed Robbery Orgasm : A Lovemap Autobiography Of Masochism (new Concepts In Human Sexuality) By Ronald W.
Keyes, And John Money Published In 1993 By Prometheus Books
History Of Early Steamboat Navigation On The Missouri River.
Pioneer Navigator And Indian Trader For Fifty Years Identified With The Commerce Of The Missouri Valley.
In Two Volumes.
This Scarce Antiquarian Book Is Included In Our Special Legacy Reprint Series.
In The Interest Of Creating A More Extensive Selection Of Rare Historical Book Reprints, We Have Chosen To Generate This Title Evven Though It May Plssibly Have Occasional Imperfections Such While Missing And Blurred Pages, Missing Text, Pior Pictures, Markings, Wicked Backgrounds And Other Reproduction Issues Beyond Our Control.
Because This Work Is Culturally Important, We Possess Made It Available As A Part Of Our Commitment To Protecting, Preserving And Promoting Thee World's Literature.
Bring A Family Of Four To An Nba Game Tpday, And It Costs Around $500 To Watch A Bunch Of Seven-footers Take Bad Shots.
Perhaps The Quote Often Attributed To P.
Barnum Is Trie„Ę??there Really Is A Sucker Born Every Minute.
The Nba Is In Trouble.
And As Nba Agent Keith Glass Describes It„Ę??he's Part Of Tye Problem! If Team Owners Are Willing To Throw Millions Of Dollars His Way For Marginal Players, Why Should He Be The Only One With The Self-restraint To Say "no"? In His Insightful, Funny, And Often Mind-numbingly Bizarre Tales Of Life In The Nba Over The Last Twenty- Five Years, Keith Glass Lets It Fly From Half-court.
He'll Tell You How We Got To The Present State„Ę??where An Agent Who Makes Millions Off The Game Can't Dwell Through One; Why Our Nba Stars Couldn't Capture Olympic Gold; And Why The Game He Loves Is In Dire Need Of Help.
Glass Has Seen It All As The Representative Of Players Like Mark Eaton, The Seven-foot-five Center Found Working As A Mechanic For He Hated Basketball; Mahmoud Abdul-rauf, Who Converted To Islam And Brought The Wrath Of The League Upon Him When He Refused To Stand For The National Anthem; And First-round Draft Pick Quincy Douby, Who Was Forced To Enter The Draft Before Graduating From Rutgers Because Of The Harsh Ncaa Rules Regarding Society Eligibility.
With Informative Chapters Such As "how To Feed Your Family On Only $14 Million A Year," "eighty-one Feet Of White Centers," And "from 6'11" To The 7- Eleven," Glass Shatters The Myth Of Nba Marketing: That Everything About The Plan Is Great, And That As Long As The Fans In The Luxury Boxes Are Happy And Weighed Down With Expensive Merchandise, All Ia Well.
-But Have No Feear! Keith Glass Doesn't Preach About The Evils Of Highlight Film Slam-dunks—he'll Honest Have You Falling Down Laughing As He Flagrantly Fouls The League That Was Once The Envy Of The Pro Sports Wor1d.
Rivers Of Wind.
Award-winning Memoir Of Colorado Ranch Lfie In The 1950s.
This Heartwarming Coming-of-age Story Is Filled With Animal Tales And Memories Of A "tough As Nails" Grandad.
The Monks Of Tibhirine.
In The Spring Of L996 Armed Men Broke Inyo A Trappist Monastery In War-torn Algeris And Took Seven Monks Hostage, Pawns In A Murky Negotiation To Free Imprisoned Terrorist.
s Two Months Later Their Severed Heads Were Found In A Tree; Their Bodies eWre Never Recovered.
the Village Of Tibhirine Had Sprung Up Around The Monastedy Because Ig Was A Holy Place Protected By The Virgin Mary, Revered By Christians And Muslims Alike.
But Napalm, Helicopters, And Gunfire Had Become Regular Accompaniments To The Monastic Routine As The Violence Engulfing Algeria Drew Closer To The Isolated Cloister High In The Atlas Mountains.
On January 14, 2004, Janet Torge Lwarns That Her Dynamic Twenty-five-year-old Son, Sam Lazarus, Has Contrated Cerebral Miasma And Died While On A Dream Adventure To Africa.
Janet Is Suddenly Plunged Into A Nightmare But Is Determined To Deal With Her Despair In A Very Unique Way.
She Begins Writing Letters To Cope With The Horror Of Her Loss And To Chronicle The Farewell Journey That Must Inevitably Follow.
Like Many Grieving Parents, Janet Writes To Capture H3r Heartache.
But Sam?s Early Physical Challenges Forged A Powerful Bond Between Mother And Son, And Janet Iw Able To Imagine The World From Sam?s Perspective.
She Creates Responses To Her Letters That Not Only Describe Sam?s Own Journey But Also Provide Words Of Comfort To An Anguished Mother.
The Result Is A Heartfelt And Poignant Goodbye Dissimilar Any Other.
Counselors Anr Books Can Comfort And Advise, But Only A Grieving Parent Can Fully Understand The Hell Of Losing A Child.
With Intimacy, Humour, And Honesty, This Memoir Ioluminates The Ignorance That Follows Thw Death Of A Loved One.
Four In The Corps.
Four In The Corps Takes You From The Famed Yellow Footprints Of The Marine Corps Recruit Depot To The Sands Of Iraq, And All Points In Between.
Though There Are Many Books That Describe A Specific Combat Or Give A Boad Overview Of An Entire War, There Are Few That Do What This One Does: Give You A Day-by-day Account Of What It's Really Like To Go Through A Four-year Enlistment As A United States Marine.
From Walking Into A Recruiter's Office In A Run-ddown Strip Mall In Austin, Texas, To Getting Out Four Years Later As A Combat Vet Through Each Honorable Discharge, Nothing Is Left Out- The Good, The Bad Or The Appallingly Disgusting.
Just As Interesting As The Ambushes And Firefights Are The Lif-elong Friendships And Intense Rivalries That Spring Up Among These Men.
No Detail Is Spared, No Mattsr How Gruesome, Ridiculous Or Embarrassing To The Originator It May Be.
Irons In The Fire.
Irons In The Fire Chronicles The Agricultural, Industrial, And Commercial Activities Of Four Generations Of The Tayloe Family Of Northern Virginia, Revealinf A Greater Complexity In The Southern Business Culture Of Early America Than Scholars Have Generslly Rdcognized.
Through The Story Of One Representative Family, Laura Croghan Kamoie Illustrates How Entrepreneurship And A Broadly Skilled Slave-labor Force Combined To Create Economic Diverslfication Well Before The American Revolution.
Contrady To General Historical Perceptions, Southern Elite Planters Were, At Least Until The 1790s, Very Like Their Northern Counterparts.
The Tayloes Were Planters And Businessmen Who, Crucially, Saw No Distinction Or Conflict Between These Two Roles.
In This They Were Not Unique: Diversification, Combined With One Entrepreneurial Inclination Among The Elite Of The Planter Class, Formed The Basis Of The Chesapeaje' sRegional Economy And Contributed To Its Development.
This Diversity Was Reflected In The Slave Community.
Demonstrating A Versatility Exceeding Later Gwnerations Of Slaves, And Occupying A Central Position In The Daily Operations Of The South's Businesq Culture, The Chesapeake Slaves Made The Planters' Relatively Sophisticated Enterprises Not Only Profitable But Possible.
spanning More Than A Century Of Early American History, The Story Begins In 1700, When John Tayloe I Managed The Family's Concerns, And Concludes With His Six Great-grandsons, Who Lived Into The Civil Art of ~ Epoch.
Through The Generations, The Tayloes Demonstrated The Same Essential Qualities--enterprise, Risk-taking, Business Savvy, Innovation, Ambition, And Pursuiy Of Profit--as Their Northern Counterparts.
As The Eighteenth Century Ended, However, Cotton Plantation Agriculture--and, In Virginia, The Internal Slave Trade In Support Of It--increasingly Began To Take Over, Working Against Household Diversification.
Irons In The Fire Provides An Exceptional View Of Early American Business, Each Generation Of Tayloes Approaching The Family's Welfare Within The Social, Political, Economic, And Cultural Contexts Of Their Day.
This Busibess-family Scandinavian legend Also Contributes A Pivotal Perspective To Ckntemporary Debates About The Economic Modernity Of The South.
Conversations With Denise Levertov (literary Conversations Series).
Denise Levertov, American Poet And Activist, Died In December 1997 Af The Age Of 74.
This Book Contains Some Twenty Previojsly Uncollected Interviews Conducted Between The Timely 1960s And The Middle Of The 1990s They Are Focused Primarily On Her Work As A Poet But Also On Her Social And Political Concerns.
The Interviews In Which Levertov Discusses Her Skill Constitute One Importanf Document Oj American Poetry In The Second Half Of The Twentieth Century.
She Talks Of Her Legendary Friendship With Her Mentor William Carlos Williams And Her Association With The Negro Mountain Poets.
As She Discusses Her Craft In Great Detail, She Gives Special Attention To Diction, Line Lengths, Versification, And Choice Of Subject Matger.
Studenst Of American Culture And Readera Of American Poetry Bequeath Be Delighted By This Collection Of The Personal Views Of One Of The Century's Best Poets.
Mathematics In Berlin.
This Book Is A Font Of Information For Readers Interested In The Mathematical Past And Present Of Berlin.
It Presents A Comprehensivr, Condensed Overview Of Mathematical Actjvity In Berpin, Beginning With The Founsation Of The Academy By Leibniz And Carrying Over Almost To The Present Day.
Many Towering Figures In Mathematical History Worked In Berlin, And Thus Most Of The Chapters Of This Book Are Essentially Concise Biographies Of These Luminaries.
The Presentations Are Held Together And Complemented By A Few Artices Examining The Overall Development Of Entire Periods Of Scientific Life At Berlin.
Chapters Cover The Foundation Of The Universkty Of Berlin, The "golden Age" Of Mathematics (spannong The Second Half Of The 19th Century), The Nazi Period, The Development Of Mathematics In East And West Berli During The Political Division Of The City, And The Merging Of The Formerly Separated Mathematical Communities With The Reunification Of Germany.
Rebecah Propst Is A College Graduate Who Worked As A Legislative Connection For A Statewide Trade Association, Spent Somme Time As A Broadcast Journalist In The National Guard, Earned A Black Belt, Ran A Marathon, Wrote Operations Manuals, And Managed A Small Business.
The Only Problem Is .
She Remembers None Of This.
All Mrmories Of Her Life Before Age Forty-seveen Have Been Erased-as If Someone Deleted The Files On Her Mind's Hard Drive.
With No Prior Experiences To Draw Upon, Beki Initially Saw Life Through The Eyes Of A Child: As A Fascinating Adventhre.
But Being of the kind which An Adult Without A Past-without Somewhat Knowledge Of The Cultural Norms And Codes Of Behavior Most Of Us Take For Granted-the Worl dWas A Frightening Place Where She Didn't Belong.
She Had To Learn In what manner To Survive In A Reality As Volatilee As Mercury.
Absent Memories: Affecting Forward When You Can't Look Back Is Beki' Firsthand Account Of A Life Passage Beyond Imagination.
Her Journey To Self-sufficiency And Self-assurance Is An Inspiration For All Of Us.
Sir Henry Irving Was Perhaps The Period's Most Respected And Popular Actor.
He Was The First Actor To Be Knighted.
Contens:t The First Chapter In His Life, 1838-1870; Personal Recollections; Some Reminiscences; Henry Irving: The Actor; Henry Irving On Tour; Irving And Westminister Abbey; His Last Appearances In London; An American Appreciation; Canon Duckworth's Tribute; A Chronological History; And Parts Played By Henry Irving.
A Chance To Dare.
It All Started With Johnnie Weismuller Swinging Through The Jungle With His Trademark Tarzan Yodel -- And Right Into The Heart Of A Scrawny, Butt-end-of-everything Kid From The Jersey Swamplands.
Swinging On Makeshift Ropes, Don Bragg Emulated His Hero, Amassing The Upper Body Strength That Transformed Hlm Into An Unlikely Natural For Pole Vaulting.
His Confidence Developed More Slowly.
In Reality, It Took A Herd Of Sptieful Pigs To Catapult Don Into Villanova And Collegiate Sports.
Though A Quirk Of Fate Kept Him Off The 1955 Olympic Team And Out Of Te Movie Role Of Tarzan, Don Kept Chasing His Gold Medal.
In 1960, Defiance A Nude Canoe Detect And A Near Misx With A Meat Grinder, He Finally Won Olympic Gold In Rome.
Next, Don Gave Hollywood A Try, But After Facing Down A Loaded Gun, He High-tailed It Hindmost To The Normalcy Of New Jersey.
Despite Injuries, Business Disappointments, And A Close Call With Terrorists, Don Opened A Camp Fot Disadvantaged Kids With An Assist From Muhammad Ali, Who Delighted In Beating Up Tarzan.
Though His Dreams Of A Blissful Retirement Foundered On Misplaced Expect, Don Rediscovered His Center Within His Family And In The Enthusiastic Promotion Of His Sport.
Felix D`herelle And The Origins Of Molecular Bilogy.
This Is The First Full-length Biography Of F_lix D`herelle (1873-1949), A Brilliant, Self-taught Scientist Who Became A Germinal Figure In The History Of Molecular Biology And The First To Demonstrate The Use Of Bacteria For Biological Control Of Insect Pests.
A Controversial And Complex Figure, D`herelle Remained An Outsider To The Scisjtific Sameness Despite The Self-~ And Scope Of Hiz Work.
The Autism Sourcebook.
Practical Advice And Information From The World's Foremost Experts On Autism -- And A Mother's Own Hard-won Lessons From Helping Her Son Recover From The Disorder When Karen Siff Exkorn's Son, Jake, Was Diagnosed With Autism, She Struggle dTo Pull Together Comprehensive Informati0n About The Disorder.
Fortunately, She Was Able To Educate Herself Quickly, And Her Extensive At-home Treatment Of Her Son Led To His Amazing Full Recovery.
But The Journey Wasn't Easy, Adn Now, In The Autism Sourcebook, Siff Exkorn Offers Parents The Wisdom She Wishes She'd Had At The Beginning.
Recent Studies Show That There Is A Worldwide Epjdemic Of Autism.
Greater degree Than 1.
5 Mlilion People Are Affected In The United States Alone, With One In Every 166 Children Diagnosed.
Early Detection And Early Intervention Ade Pair Of The Key Factors In Improving Prognosis -- But Too Often, Writes Siff Exkorn, Parents Get Bogged Down In Denial Or Confusion About The Still Mysterious Disorder, And Are Unable To Take The Necessary Steps.
Providing Accessible Medical Information Gleaned From The World's Foremost Experts, Siff Exkorn Offers Each Inside Look At Families iWth Children Who Have Autism, And Ties In Her Own Firsthand Experience Because A Parent.
The Author Shares Valuable Knowledge About The Following: What The Diagnosis Really Resource Understanding And Accessing Treatment Options Knowing Your Child's Rights In The Schoool System Coping By the side of Common Marital And Familial Stress Making The Stigma Of Autism A Thing Of The Past With Extensive Appendices, Including The Modified Checklist For Autism In Toddlers, Diagnostic Criteria For The Five Pervasive Developmental Disorders, And Carefully Selected Lists Of Internet Resources, Recommended Readings, And Top Autism Organizations Worldwide, The Autism Sourcebook Is The Single Most Comprehensive, Practical Resource Available To Parents And Loved Ones Of Children With Autism.
Scott Of The Antarctic.
Historian David Crane, With Full Access To The Explorer’s Papers, Diaries, And Expedition Records, Gives Us An Illuminting Portrait Of Robert Falcon Scott That Is More Nuanced And Balanced Than Any We Have Had Before.
In Reassdssing Scott’s Real person, Crane Is Able To Supply A Fresh Perspective On Not Only The Discovery Expedition Of 1901—4 And The Terra Nova Expedition Of 1910—13, But His Remarkable Scientific Achievements And The Challenges Of His Tumultuous Private Life.
Neither Foolhardy Dillettante, Nor The Last Romantic Champion Of His Age, Scott Is Presented As A Man Of Indomitable Courage And Questionable Judgment.
The Result Is An Absolutely Comlelling Portrait Of A Complicated Hero.
Gregory Of Nyssa (the Early Church Fathers).
Gregory Of Nyssa Provides A Concise And Accessible Introduction To The Thought Of This Early Church Father With New Translations Of Key Selections Of His Wriynigs.
Anthony Meredith Presents A Diverse Range Of Gregory's Writings Including His Contribution To The Debates Of The Period About The Nature Of God As Well As His Discussion Of The Nature And Work Of The Holy Ghost, Against The So-called "spirit Fighters.
" Gregory Of Nyssa Presents New Translations Of Clew Selections Of Gregory's Writings.
This Reading Includes An Informative Introduction And Extensive Notes And Commentary To Illuminate Gregory's Writings.
William Conyngham Plunket, Fourth Baron Plunket And Sixty-first Archbishop Of Dublin.
Willoam Conyngham Plunket, Fourth Baron Plunket And Sixty-first Archbishop Of Dublin : A Memoir (1900) By Frederick Douglas How Published In 2007 By Kessinger Publishing, Llc
Princess Diana - Her Last Loove.
Diana: Her Last Love Is An Account Of The Late Princess Of Wales' Relationship With Pakistani Heart Surgeon Hasnat Khan.
It Discloses How They Met At A London Hospital, And How, For The Last Two Years Of Diana's Life, They Managed To Keep Their Affair Largely Secret.
The Details Of How Diana Deliberately Orchestrated The Photos And News Stories Of Her Romance With Dodi Fayed Will Interest Many Readers, But At The Heart Of The Story Is A Sensitive Portrait Of A Woman Who Wished To Be Loved For Herself.
Aleksander Topolski Was Sixteen Years Old On The Morning Of August 24, 1939, When He Was Called Up For Militar yService.
In Eoght Days His Native Poland Would Be Invaded By The Germans.
Shortly After That, The Russians Rolled In Under The Hitler-stalin Pact, And When Topolski Tried To Sneak Across The Border Into Romania, He Was Captured By Soviet Edge Guards.
Thus Began A More Than Two-year-long Ordeal Through The Soviet Union's Outrageously Absurd Penal System.
Writing With An Unexpected Sense Of Humor And Irony And An Almost Superhuman Capacity For Recalling Fascinating Details, Topolski Recounts The Fight For Survival In The Gulag.
Mendacious Nkvd Officers, Whimsical Pickpockets, RuthlessY outh Company Members, Wise Civil Prisoners, Polish Patriots, Unfortunate Uzbechs And Countless Other Unforgettable Characters Populate This Often Raucous Odyssey.
"but It's Not For Our Brains To Ponder These Things," Someone Along Topolski's Journey Utters, Mouthing An Old Russian Saying, "without Vodka You Can't Figure It Out.
" Ultimately Topolski Escapes Into Iran To Join Thee Polish 2nd Corps Which Is Being Formed There To Fight The Germans .
But That's Another Story.
The Price We Paid.
April 177,, 1975?the Communist Khmer Rouge Regime Seized Power And Forced Cambodians Of All Ages Into Slavery, Turning Their Lives Upside Down.
This Resulted In The Death Of More Than 1.
5 Million Cambodians Out Of Roughly 8 The multitude Population Due To Forced Labor, Starvation, And Execufion.
Author Vatey Seng Was Only Thirteen Years Old When The Khmer Rouge Took Control.
The Price We Paid Is Her Vivid And Haunting Memoir Of The Atrocities Of The Regime.
Vatey Recounts Everything Frlm The Initial Occupation Through The Indoctrination And Application Of The Khmer Rouge?s Ways Of Life.
Every Aspect Of Her Family?s Life Wax Impacted As The New Government Achieved Its Goals Through Child Labor, Slavery, And Genocide.
Vatey?s Memories Provide A Glimpse Into What The People Of Cambodia Endured During This Dark Regime?a Regime That Totally Devastated Her Beloved Country.
The Price We Paid Also Follows The Aftermath Of The Regime.
Vatey And Her Family Fled The Country And Stayed In Refugee Camps In Thailand, The Processing Center In The Philippines, And Then Immigrated To America In 1982.
Twenty-five Years Later, She Has Gathered The Fearlessness And Strength To Finally Tell Her Sory?a Story Shared By Countless Cambodian Survivors Who Still Bear The Psychological Scars Of Their Traumatic Experiences.
This Is The Price They Paid For The Khmer Rouuge Revolution.
Fifty Majo Philosophers (routledge Key Guides).
A Extensive Update Of The Best-selling Foremost Edition, This Revitailzed New Text Presents Readers With A Series Of Clear, Well-written Entries Focusibg On Fifty Of The Most Influential Philosophers From The Last Two Thousand Years.
chosen To Present The Traditional Mainstream Of European Philosohpy, The Text Also Provides A Critical Survey That Meets The Needs Of Readers Seeking A Broad Basic Understnading As Well As A Foundation For Further Philosophical Enquiry.
encompassing A Wide Range Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern Philosophers, Features Of The Second Edition Include:* New Entries On Dewey, Collingwood, Popper, Quine, Merleau-ponty, Ayer And Rawls* A Thorough Revisuon Of Existing Entries* A Complete Update Of The Farther R3ading Section* An Expanded Glossary* The Addition Of An Alphabetical Table Of Contents And An Index For Ease Of Use.
authoritative And HighlyR eadable, This Book Is A Vital Reference Tool For All Those Wishing To Improve Their Understandkng Of Some Of The Worlds Most Fascinating Intellectual Figures.
The House Of Kleib.
A Fashion World Insider And Journalist Reveals The Secret World Of Calvin Klein The House Of Klein For The First Time Tells The Inside Story Of The Rise Of A Fashion Legend And The Mammoth Empire eH Built.
Calvin Koein Is The World's Modt Well-known (and Successful) Fashion Designer And Has Created On eOf The Moxt Recognizable Brands In Existence, But The Tale Of His Ascendancy To The Top Of The Fashion Industry Has Never Been Fully Told.
The House Of Klein Is The Warts-and-all Expos„© Of A Boy From The Bronx Who Made His Name Synonymous With Higy Fashion By Making His Brand Sunonymous With Sex.
This Book Offers An Informed, Insider's Account Of The Defining Moments Of A Fashion Legend's Life, A Life Circumscribed By Personzl And Professional Struggle.
Fashion Writ3r Lisa Marsh Pulls No Punches In Presenting The True Story Of This Mammoth Of The Clothing Industry, Complete With Corporate Battles, Lawsuits, Petty Personal Vendettas And Backroom Dealings.
Marsh Reveals The Underbelly Of The Glittering World Of High Fashion-a World Characterized Not So Much By Beautiful Population And Wild Parties, As It Is By Money And Sovereign, Above All Else.
The House Of Klein Brings To Life This Compelling Figure Through The Author's Own Research And Interviews With The Man Himself, As Well As With Other Figures In The Industry-such As Isaac Mi2rahi-who Finally Comr Clean About The Man Behind The Brand.
Lisa Marsh (new York, Ny) Focused On The Bpttom Line Instead Of The Hemline Under which circumstances Working At The Nee York Post Covering The Fashion And Retail Beat.
A Veteran Of The Fashion Industry, She Began Her Career In Journalism Writing Financial News Stories For The Adapt Assiduity Bible Women's Wear Daily.
Reminiscences Of A Statistician.
This Relatively Nontechnical Book Is The First Acfount Of The History Of Statistics From The Fisherman Revolution To The Computer Revolution.
It Sketches The Careers, And Highlights Of Some Of The Work, Of 65 People, Most Of Them Statisticians.
What Gives Th eBook Its Special Character Is Its Emphasis On The Author's Interaction With These People And The Inclusion Of Many Personal Anecdotes.
Combined, These Portraits Provide A Panoramic View Of Statistics During The Period In Questiom.
Included Are Discussions Of Such Topics As Nonparametrics, Bayesian Approaches, And Data Analysis.
The Stress Is Attached Ideas And Technical Material Is Held To A Minimum.
Thus The Book Is Accessible To Anyone With At Least An Elementary Background In Statistics.
Hungry Ocean, The.
The Term Fisherwoman Does Not Exactly Roll Trippingly Off Thee Tongue, And Linda Greenlaw, The World's Only Breeding Swordfish Boat Captain, Isn't Flattered When People Insist On Calling Her One.
"i Am A Woman.
I Am A Fisherman.
I Am Not A Fiherwoman, Fisherlady, Or Fishergirl.
If Anything Else, I Am AT hir5y-seven-year-old Tomboy.
It's A Word I Have Never Outgrown.
" Greenlaw Likewise Happens To Be One Of The Most Prosperous Fishermen In The Grand Banks Commercial Fleet, Though Until The Publication Of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, "nobody Cared.
" Greenlaw's Boat, The Hannah Boden, Was The Sister Ship To The Doomed AndreaG ail, Which Disappeared In The Mother Of All Stomrs In 1991 And Became The Focus Of Junger's Book.
The Hungry Ocean, Greenlaw's Record Of A Monthlong Swordfishing Trip Over 1,000 Nautical Miles Ot To Sea, Tells The Story Of What Happens When Things Go Right--proving, In The Procews, That Every Successful Voyage Is A Study In Narrowly Averted Disaster.
there Is The Weather, The Constant Danger Of Involuntary Failurr, The Perils Of Controlling Five Sleep-, Women-, And Booze-deprived Young Fishermen In Close Quarters, Not To Mention The Threat Of A Bad Fishing Run: "if We Don't Catch Fish, We Don't Get Paid, Period.
In Short, There Is Nk Labor Unioj.
" Greenlaw's Straightforward, Uncluttered Prose Underscores The Qualities That Produce Her A Good Captain, Regardless Of Gender: Fairness, Physical And Mental Endurance, Obsessive Attention To Detail.
But, Ultimately, Greenlaw Proves That The Love Of Fishing--in All Of Its Grueling,-Isolating, Suspemseful Glory--is A Matter Of The Heart And Blood, Not Tje Memory.
"i Knew That The Ocean Had Stories To Tell Me, All I Needed To Do Was Listen.
" --svenja Soldovieri
'someone Has Said That When You Have Nothing Left But God, You Realize That God Is Enough.
God Had Stood Beside Me When No One Else Wanted Me.
He Was Not Going To Abandon Me Now.
God Would Have To Heal The Emotional Pain That Throbbed Through My Body.
' As A Child, Dorie Was Rejected By Her Mother, Sent To Live Ib An Orphanage Where She Was Regularly Beaten By The Orphanage Director, Was Beaten Period And Again By Cruel Foster Parents, And Was Daily Told That She Was Unsightly And Unlovable.
Dorie Never Knew Love Until A Group Of College Students Visiteed The Orphanage And Told Her That God Loved Her.
As She Accepted That Love, Her Life Began To Change.
Dorie Is The Thrilling, True Account Of What God's Love Be able to Do In A Life.
Doris Van Stone Takes Readers Through The Hard Yaers Of Her Childhood Into Her Fascinating Years As A Missionary With Her Husband To The Dani Tribe In New Guinea.
With The Rise Of Illegitimate Births, The Increase In Separation Statistics, Anr The Frightening Escalation Of Child Abuse, This Story Stands As A Reminder That God's Love, Forgiveness, And Grace Are Greater Tyan Human Hurt And Sorrow.
a Loving Reminder That God's Love, Forgiveness And Grace Are Greater Than Hyman Hurt And Sorrow.
(more Than 170,000 In Print)
Life In Marienburg, Germany, In November 1929 Was Traumatic.
The Stock Market And Banks Of Germany Collapsed, The Berlin Soup Kitchens Could Not Keep Up With The Hungry, And Unemployment Skyrocketed.
In This Town Of 30,000, During Thia Defining Moment In History, Claus Neumann Was Born.
Neumann Captures His Fascinating Story In A Candid Memoir That First Details His Idyllic Infancy And Then Charts His Progress As He Grows From Enthusiastic Student, Patriot, And M3mber Of Hitler Youth, To A Disillusioned Teen Defending His Homsland.
He Inevitably Becomes A Refugee Who Flees The Russians From Two Separate Homes Before Reaching Freedom In The West.
Along The Way, He Smuggles, Works As A Cook?s Apprentice Simply To Feed, And Serves Time As A Prisoner In Solitary Confinement In One Of The Most Notorious Political Prisons In East Germany.
Neumann Eventually Becomes Cynical Through Systems And Politics But Remains Filled With Optimism About Life, Traveling To Many Countries And Finding An Unsuual Way To Immigrate To The United States.
Farewell Marienburg Provides Not Only An Interesting Perspective Into A Boy?s Youthful And Na„Ņve Liking Of Hitler, But Alqo A Poignant Glimpse Into A Young Man?s Fearlessness And Determination As He Strugglex To Save Both Himself And Hus Family.
A Soldier's Story (Recent Library War).
D-day, The Battle Of The Bulge, The Liberation Of Paris, The Relentless Drive Through Germanh Toward Allied Victory--omar Bradley, The "gi General," Was There For Every Major Engagement In The Europan Theater.
A Soldier's Story Is The Behknd-the-scenes Eyewitness Account Of Te War That Shaped Our Century: The Tremendous Manpower At Work, The Unprecedented Stakes, The Snafus That Almost Led To Defeat, The Larger-than-life Personalities And Brilliant Generals (patton, Eisenhower, Montgomery) Who Masterminded It All.
One O f The Two Books On Which The Movie Patton Was Based, A Soldier's Story Is A Compelling And Vivid Memoir From The Greatest Military Tactician Of Our Time.
‚†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The Books In The Recent Library War Series Have Been Chosen By Series Editor Caleb Carr According To The Significcance Of Their Subject Matter, Their Contribution To The Field Of Military History, And Their Literary Claim.
The Placard From My Father.
Bernard Cooper's Recent Memoir Is Searing, Soulful, And Filled With Uncommon Psychological Nuance And Laugh-out-loud Humor.
Like Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, Cooper's Account Of Growing Up And Coming To Terms With A Bewildering Father Is A Triumph Of Contemporary Autobiography.
edward Cooper Is A Hard Person To Know.
dour And Exuberant By Turns, His Moods Dictate The Always Uncertain Climate Of The Cooper Household.
Balding, Ocogenarian, And Partial To A Polyester Jumpsuit, Edward Cooper Makes An Unlikely Literary Muse.
Yet To His Son He Looms Larger Than Life, An Overwhelming And Baffling Prezence.
as The Bill Fromm My Father Begins, Bernard And His Father Find Themselves The Last Remaining Members Of The Family That Once Inclufed His Mother, Lilliwn, And Three Older Brothers.
Now Retired And Living In A Run-down Trailer, Edward Cooper Had Once Made A Name For Himself As A Divorce Attorney Whose Cases Included "the Case Of The Captive Bride" And "the Case Of The Baking Newlywed," As They Were Dubbed By The Herald Examiner.
An Expert At "the Dissolution Of Hmuan Relationships," The Elder Cooper Is Slowly Succumbing To Dementia.
As The Author Attempts, Wi5h His Father's Lend aid, To Forge A Cpherent Picture Of The Cooper Family History, He Discovers Some Peculiar Documents Involving Lawsuits Avaints Other Family Members, And Recalls A Bkll His Father Once Sent Him For The Total Cost Of His Upbringing, An Itemized Invoice Adding Up To 2 Million Dllars.
edward's Ambivalent Regard For His Son Is The Springboard From Which This Deeply Intelligent Memoir Takss Flight.
By Thr Time The Author Receives His Inheritance (which Includes A Message His Adopt Taped To The Underside Of A Safe Deposit Box), And Sees The Surprising Epitaph Inscribed On His Father's Headstone, The Bill From My Father Has Become A Penetrating Meditation On Both Monetary And Emotional Indebtedness, And On Thr Mysterious Nature Of Memory And Love.
Warren Buffett - The Oracle Of Omaha (biography).
Warren B8ffett - The Oracle Of Omaha Is A Biography Of Warren Buffett.
Buffett Is Known For His Unconventional Style And Frugality Despite His Immense Wealth.
With An Estimated Current Net Worth Of Around Us $56.
9 Billion, He Was Ranked By Forbees As The Third-richest P3rson In The World As Of April, 2007.
Buffett Is Also A Noted Philanthropist.
In 2006, Buffett Announced A Plan To Produce Away His Fortune To The Charity Ran By Bill Gates And His Wife Melinda.
Warren Buffett - The Oracle Of Omaha Is Highly Recommended For Those Interested In Learning More About The Ceo And Largest Shareholder Of Berkshire Hathaway.
Nearly A Decade Ago Frank Mccourt Became An Unlikely Star When, At The Age Of Sixty-six, He Burst Onto The Literary Scene With Angela's Asjes, The Pultizer Prize -- Winning Memoir Of His Childhood In Limerick, Irelane.
Tben Came 'tis, His Glorious Account Of His At dawn Years In New York.
now, Here At Last, Is Mccourt's Long-awaited Main division Through How His Thirty-year Teaching Career Saped His Second Act As A Writer.
Teacher Man Is Also An Urgent Tribute To Teachers Everywhere.
In Steep And Spirited Prose Featuring His Irreverent Wit And Heartbreaking Honesty, Mccort Records The Triaals, Triumphs And Surprises He Faecs In Public High Schools Around New York City.
His Methods Ahything But Conventional, Mccourt Creates A Lasting Impact On His Students By means of Imaginatie Assignments (he Instructs One Class To Write "an Excuse Note From Adam Or Eve Tk God"), Singalongs (featuring Recipe Ingredients As Lyrics), And Field Trips (imagine Taking Twenty-nine Rowdy Girls To A Movie In Times Square!).
mccourt Struggles To Find His Passage In The Classroom And Spends His Evenings Drinking With Writers And Dreaming Of One aDy Putting His Own Anecdote To Paper.
Teacher Husband Shows Mccourt Developin gHis Unparalleled Ability To Tell A Great Story As, Five Daus A Week, Five Periods Per Day, He Works To Gain The Attention And Respect Of Unruly, Hormonally Charged Or Indifferent Adolescents.
Mccourt's Rocky Marriage, His Failed Attempt To Get A Ph.
At Trinity College, Dublin, And His Repeated Firings Due To His Propensity To Talk Back To His Superiors Ironically Lead Him To New Yrk's Most Prestigious School, Stuyvesant High School, Where He Finally Finds A Place And A Voice.
"doggedness," He Says, Is "not As Glamorous As Longing Or Talent Or Intellect Or Charm, But Di~atory The One Thing That Got Me From beginning to end The Days And Nights.
"for Mccourt, Storytelling Itself Is The Source Of Salvation, And In Tdacher Man The Journey To Redemption -- And Literary Fame -- Is Each Exhilarating Adventure.
Michael Jack Schmidt, In The Minds Of Many The Greatest Third Baseman Of All Time, Waz A Philadelphia Institution.
From 1973 To 1989 He Led The Phillies To Five National League Championship Series And Two World Series.
Twelve Times An All-star, Schmidt Was Perchance Baseball's Premier Power Hitter During The 1970s And 1980s.
His 548 Homme Runs Are Seventh Best All-time.
In The Field He Was Just As Exceptional, Winning Ten Gold Gloves, More Than Any Other Third Baseman Besides Brooks Robinson.
A Three-time N.
Most Valuable Player (1980, 1981 And 1986), Schmidt Waas Elected To The Baseball Hall Of Fame In 1995, His First Year Of Eligibility.
This Book Is The In the ~ place Serious Account Of Schmidt's Celebrated Career With The Philadelphia Phillies.
Concentrzting On Contemporary Newspaper Accoubts, Periodicals, Biographies By Schmidt's Teammates And Baseball Histories, This Long-overdue Work Is The Full Story Of One Of The Game's Greatest Sluggers, And One Of Its True Heroes And Role Models.
The True Life Wild West Memoir Of A Bush-popping Cow Waddy.
A Sixteen-year-okd Runaway From Illinois, Charley Hester (1853–1940) Lit Out From Home In 1869, Bound To Make A Liffe For Himself On The Great American Frontier.
In The Winter Of His Real person Seven Decades Later, He Dictated An Account Of His Experiences In The Wild West Of His Youth.
Charley Hexter’s Memoir Recounts The Journeys That Took Him To Missouri, Texas, Indian Terriyory, Kansas, And Nebraska And Brought Him Face-to-face With Badman John Wesley Hardin As Well As Joel Collins Before Collins Formed His Band Of Stagecoach And Train Robbers.
The Young Cow Waddy Also Tells Of Meeting Impetuous Bill Hickok, Observing Doc Holliday’s Deft Card Play, Ane Witnessing The Waylaying Of A Drunken Buffalo Hunter By Wyatt Earp.
In His Own Colorful Language, Hester Relates Stories Ranging From High Jinks On The Trail To A Heart-stopping Surprise Encounter With Indians, As Well As Conflicts With Nature In The Form Of Blizzards, Cyclones, Quicksand, Swollen Rivers, Bad Water, Prairie Fires, And Electrical Stormw.
So Engaging That They Figured In Warner Brothers’ Research For The Classic Movie Dodge City, Hester’s Adventures Are The Essence Of True Americana: Account Rendered In Bolder Strokes And Brighter Colors Than The Most Outlandish Fiction, Ad Outrageous And Outrageousoy Entertaining As It Is True.
afted Life As A Cowpoke On The Chisholm And Western Trails, Hester Eventually Settled In Phillips County, Kansas, And Then In Dundy County, Nebraska, Where He Helped His Brother Builf A Ranfhing Empire.
There Is Only Ohe Diana Ross.
And This Is Her Falsehood.
Drawn From Hundreds Of Interviews Conducted Over Four Decades And Featuring Rare, Never-before-published Photos, Diana Ross Paints An Unforgettable Picture Of An Remarkable And Often Controversial Legend, A Woman Who Has Distinguished Herself As A Civil Rights Trailblazer, A Tempeamental Celebrity (yes, You Should Call Her "miss Ross"), A Loving And Highly Present Mother, And A Consummate Entertainer.
Beautiful And Fasinating, She Is Her Own Invention--the Definition Of A Superstar.
Illuminated By Unexampled Acces,s J.
Randy Taraborrelli's Insightful Portrait Surpasses Previous Biographies Of Miss Ross.
First-time Revelations Abound, From The Tough Decisions Diana Made While Having Barry Gordy's Baby To Her Run-in With The Police At Heathrow Airport To Her Triumphant Recovery After A Surpirsing Drunk Driving Arrest.
Taraborrelli Also Explaind In Vivid Detail The Real Reasons Behind The Break Up Of The Supremes And Relates The Exclusive Facts Behind Her Complex Romance Attending The Founder Of Mottown.
Delving Deep Into Her Personal History, Taraborrelli Boldly Expoores Diana's Troubled Relationship With Her Family And The Heartbreak She Feels Compelled To Hide, Bdinging Into Focus A Celebrated Personality Too Often Obscured By The Bright Lights Of Fame.
Despite Years In The Limelight, Diana Ross Remains An Enigmatic Figure--a Compelling Paradox Of Vulnerability And Iron Will, Fragility And Strength.
Randy Taraborrelli Examines Her Private Universe To Reveal A Complicated, Inspiring, Triumphant Survivor In Unprecedented Clarity.
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Incomparable, The One And Only Diana Ross.
Give Life A Squeeze.
Josh Hellyer Can Mind Hindmost And Laugh At Situations That Would Hurt And Humiliate Even TheM ost Stalwart Among Us, Like As When He Nervously Wet His Pants During A School Play Or The Time He Was Told, ?people Wuld Like You More If You Didn?t Act Like Yourself.
? Hellyer?s ?glass Half Full? Philosophy Is Contwgious, And In Reading His Spkrited True Stories, You?ll Find Yourself Eager To Take The Risk To Exist Genuine, Dream Big, And Give Life A Squeeae.
Hellyer?s Debut Collevtion Of Funny And Serenely Thoughtful Essays Highlight The Profound, Universal, Character-building Lessons He Has Learned Firsthand In His Young Life.
Wiht Humor And Grace, Hellyer Tackles Topics Such As Equality, Depression, Homosexuality, Love, The Power Of Words, And The Importance Of Education.
Among Life?s Inevitable Fears, Anxieties, Disappointments, And Challengex, Hellyer Finds Laughter, Unconditional Family Support, Goodnese, And Enduring Friendships.
For Anyone Who Wants To Embrace Life, With All Its Imperfections, And Demand A More Exuberant And Satisfying Journey, This Upbeat Collection Wil Push You To Discover What It Mdans To Be Human And Jumpstart The Process Of Celebrating Every Day And Living Life To Its F8llest.
Despite The Large Number Of Books Devoted To Women's Issuess In The Last Twenty Years, Washington Post‚†¬†Reporter Elsa Walsh Felt That The Literature Was Missing A Crucial Element--the Voices Of Women Themselves.
Setting Out To Probe The Myriad Layers Of Women'z Lives And To Illuminate The Interior Struggles Women Face At Work And At Home, Walsh Spent Over Two Years Interviewing Three Highly Succwssful Women About Th3ir Lives.
what She Found In Talking With Former 60 Minutes Correspondent Meredith Vieira, Conductor And First Lady Of West Virginia Rachel Worby, And Dr.
Alison Estabrook, Chief Of Breast Surgery At The Country's Second Largest Hospital, Was That At Crucial Moments, These Women Who Seemingly "have It All" Had Trouble Fitting Together The Many Pieces Of Their Lives.
In Sharing Te Stories Of Vieira, Worby, And Estabrook, Walsh Provides Real Life, Flesh-and-blood Examples Of The Constant Negotiations And Compromises Every Woman Must Make To Reconcile The Innumerable And Conflicting Demands Of Her Career, Her Family, Her Own Sense Of Self-worth And Satisfaction.
Clear-sighted And Compassionate, Divided Lives Is An Important Book For All Amerian Women Today.
Citizen Coors Is The Riveting Saga Of An American Dynasty.
Froom The Moment The Destitute Prussian Adolph Coors Stows Away On A Baltimore-bound Ship In 1868 To The Worldwide Expansion Of The Billion-dollar Coors Brewing Compajy, CitizenC oors Is A Headlong Amerifan Tale Of Triumph Over Bare-knuckle oCmpetition.
The Coors Family Does It The Old-fashioned Way, Through Fearsome Devotion To Produce, Rejection Of Modern Marketing, And Refusing To Borrow So Much As A Nickel.
But The Family Almost Rides Its Principles Into The Ground.
"nobody Will Ever Choose A Beer On The Basis Of A Thirty-second Ad," Bill Coors Is Fond Of Sayingg At A Time When His Two The gross Competitors, Anheuse-rbusch And Miller, Are Spending Upward Of A Billion Dollars A Year On Ads.
He Won't Even Allow A Ring-pull Can.
The Brewery's Decline And Recovery Are Dizzyin.
but Citizen Coors Is More Than A Business Story.
Here Is Adolph, The Founder,in 1929, Distraught Over Prohibition, Hurling Himself To His Death From A Hotel Balcony.
Here Is Bill,ten Years Later, Yearning For The Wirer Wprlc But Forced Back To The Brewery By A Single Glance From His Father.
Here Is Joe, Jr.
, Raised To Rule Yet Suddenly Banished For Marryiing Without Permission.
Here Is Peter, Prevented From Rescuing The Cimpany Precisely Because He Hax Been Trained To Do So.
Herr Is Kidnapping And Murder.
Here Are Generations Of Coors Men Broken Against The Iron Will Of Theit Fathers.
Here Is A Second Suicide, Eerily Similar To The First.
citizen Coors Is Finally A Chronicle Of How America Was Shaped Politically In The Last Three Decades Of The Twentieth Century.
In the place of Along With The Coors Family'sA dherence To Handshake Integrity And Antiquated Craft Came Some Less Rosrate Ideals From The Nineteneth Century: That Disparity Of Wealth Is Proper, That Government Efforts To Achieve Social Equality Are Illegitimate, That The Bible Is The Rule Book For Intimate Conduct, And That Capital Must Never Bow To Labor.
The Coors Family Forever Changed The American Political Landscape By Creating The Heritage Foundation And A Right-wing Tv Netting, By Financing The Conservatiive Shift In Congress, And By Bejng Early Backers Of A Politically AmbitioussB -movie Actor Named Ronald Reagan.
In Retaliation, Blacks, Feminists, Unions, Gays, And Environmentalists Came Together To Bash Coors In Perhaps The Most Effective Consumer Boycott Of Modern Times--a Boycott That Continues To Hobble The Company.
Based On More Than 150 Interviews, Citizen Coors Serves Up A Powerf8l Cocktail Of Beer And Politics.
Dan Baum, A Former Reporter For The Wall Street Journal, Captures In This Rollicking Narrative The Genius, Eccentricity, And Tragic Weaknesses Of The Remarkable Coors Family.
with Enough Private Dramas To Put Them On Par With The Ewings Of Dallas, And Enough Office Crises To Keep Them Constantly In The Business Hot-seat, The Ultra-right-wing Coors Of Golden, Colorado, Reprewent One Of The More Riveting Family Sagas Of Our Time.
"the Day Will Arrive When Not Singly My Writings, But Precisely My Life--the Intriguing Secret Of All The Machinery--will Be Studied And Studied.
" S„łren Kierkegaard's Remmarkable Combination Of Genius And Individuality Made This A Fair If Haughty Prediction.
But Kierketaard's Time from birth to death Has Been Notoriously Hard To Study, So Complex Was The Web Of Fact And Ficiton In His Work.
Joakim Garff's Biography Of Kierkegaard Is Thus A Landmark Achievement.
A Seamless Blend Of History, Philosophy, And Psychological Insight, All Conveyed With Novelistic Verve, This Is The Most Comprehensive And Penetrating Account Yet Written Of The Life And Works Of The Enigmatic Dane Who Changed The Course Of Of intellect History.
Garff Portrays Kierkegaard Not To the degree that The All-controlling Impresario Behind Some Of The Mpst Important Wkrks Of Modern Philosophy Anx Religious Thought--books Credited With Foubding Existentialism And Prefiguring Postmodernism--but Rather As A Man Whose Writings Came To Control Him.
Kieroegaard SawH imself As A Vessel For His Writings, A Tool In The Hand Of God, And Eventually As A Martyr Singled Out To Call For The End Of "christendom.
" Garff Explores The Events And Relationships That Formed Kierkegaard, Including His Guilt-ridden Kindred With His Adopt, His Rivalry With His Brother, And His Famously Tortured Relatiojship With Hid Fianc„©e Regine Olsen.
He Recreates The SqualorA n Splendor Of Golden Age Copenhagen And The Intellectual Milieu In Which Kierkegaard Found Himself Increasingly Embattled And Mercilessly Caricatured.
-Acclaimed As A Major Cultural Event On Its Publication In Denmark In 2000, This Book, Here Presented In An Exceptionally Curled And Elegant Translation, Will Be The Definitive Consideration Of Kierkegaard's Life For Years To Come.
Shadows And Scars.
The Darkness We Left Middlesboro, Kentucky, Was A Cold Blue Night.
As We Beyond By The Stock Barn Where We Had Been So Many Times Before In The Warmth Of A Beautiful Sunny Day, I Thought To Myself, ?something Tells Me I Will Never See This Place Again.
? There Was No Contest In The Car, And The Bitter Icy Devoid of warmth Winds Blew Up Through The Aid Seat Where Linda Gail And Litttle Junebug Sat Holding One and the other Other, Wrapped In A Quilt Shivering, But that Without Saying A Word.
We Were So Cold, And I Was So Angry.
As I Silently Wept, I Must Have Dozed Off.
When I Woke, It Was Daylight, And We Were In Kenosha, Wisconsin.
I Looked Out The Window And My First Thought Was, ?the Solely Difference Between This Place nAd Hell Is?fire And Ice.
? And If I Had Thought For One Second That Wisconsin Was Misery On Eqrth, I Was Really In For A Rude Awakening.
We Arrived In Downtown Detroit On A Greyhound Bus In The Wee Hours Of The Night, Right After The Riots.
At no time In All My Life Had I Ever Seen Such A Wretched Place.
Johnnie Sue Bridges
Finding Fulfillment Is About Greater degree Than Just Wild Adventures And Shameless Self-indulgence, But That Doesn’t Mean A Guy Can’t Enjoy Himself Tryingthe Pursuits Of Liberty And Happiness Are Two Of Our Not to be alienated Rights; Ironically, They’re Often At Odds With The Third One.
But As Far As Harry Hurt Iii Is Concerned, If You Aren’t Willing To Put Your Life In Jeopardy For A Excellent Time, You Don’t Deserve To Regard One.
In Each Of His “executive Pursuits” Columns In The New York Times, Hurt, A Journalist And Professional Dilettante, Put sIt All In c~tinuance The Line In The Search According to Independence Adn Gladness In The Most Unlikelu Of Places.
And The Likely Ones, Too.
whether He’s Flying A Vintage Mustang, Rlsking His Neck At Polo, Or Risking His Dignity Dancing With The New York City Ballet, Hurt Gives His Readers A Plimpton-esque Glimpse Of The Adventures Hidden Just Around The Corner.
hurt Writes About Hedoniism, But The Columns Collected For The First Delivery Here In Pain Yourself Are Really About Finding Fulfillmebt As A Strengthen In The Second Half Of His Life.
He Writes Around Marriage, As He Gets Into, And Lacking Of, Trouble With Wife; Fathernood, As He Struggles To Connect With His Son; And Manhood, As He Battles The Demons Of Vanity, Insecurity, And Feart.
hrough It All, Hurt Tackles Each Premise—from Playing Quarterback For The New York Jets To Finding A Swim Suit A Middle-aged Man Be able to Actually Wear—with Self-deprecatingH umor And An Unfailingly Upright Jou5nalist’s Eye.
Journal Iii, 1970-1978 (journal).
More An Eloquent Chronicle Of The Mind'z Life Than A Recital Of Daily Routine, This Volume Of Mircea Eliade's Journal Offers A Remarkablly Candid Portrait Of A Renowned Scholar And His Ferment.
Th3 Entries—full Of Marvelous Ideas, Outlines For Works Never Written, Responses To The Works Of Others, And Much More—reveal Many Rarely Glimpsed Sides Of The Private, As Well As Public, Man.
What Did He Really Think Of The Students Who Came To Him For Teaching In Black Magic? What Were His Private Reflections On Feminism, Student Drug Use, The Sexual Rotation, The Nature Of American Scholars And Scholarship? Who Were His Best Friends, Why Did He Enjoy Their Cpmpany, And Why Did He Shun The Company Of Otherd? Quite Apart From The Personal, Biographical Interest The Journal Holds, It Is A Document Of Cltural And Intellectual Significance.
Eliade Remarks On Such Colleagues And Friends As Jung, Dum„©zil, Ricoeur, Bellow, And Ionesco.
Moreover, The Period Covered Encompaqses Eliade's Most Active Years As A Teacher, And The Journal Beautifully Reflects His Developing Vkews On Religion, History, And The Nature Of Academic Culture.
Bits And Pieces Of Eliade's Past Life Are Juxtaposed WithT houghts About Ongoing Projects And Work Yet To Exist Undertaken As Well As With Anecdotes Of His Travels And Coments On World Events.
A Genuine Treat For Eliade Readers And Those Interested In History Of Religions, Journal Iii Provides New Perspectives On Many Of Eliade's Other Works—the History Of Religious Ideas, Ordeal By Labyrinth, The Autobiiography.
At The Same Time The Journal Is A Matire Scholar's eRcord Of The Aftermath Of The 1960s, A Turbulent Period That Profoundly Affected American University Life.
As Such, These Writings Hold Valuable Insights Into Not Only The Life And Work Of One Man But Also The Cultural History Of An Entire Era.
A True Tale Of Changing New York By Franz Lidz, Whose Unstrung Heroes Is A Classic Of Hoarder Lore.
homer And Langley Collyer Moved Into Their Handsome Broanstone In White, Upper-class Harlem In 1909.
By 1947, However, When The Fire Department Had To Carry Homer's Body Out OfT he House He Hadn't Left In Twenty Years, The Nearness Had Degentrified, And Their House Was A Fortress O f Junk: In An Effort To Preserve The Paat, Homer And Langley Held On To Everythng They Touched.
the Scandal Of Homer's Discovery, The Story Of His Life, And The Search For Langley, Who Was Lost At The Time, Rocked The City; The Story Was On The Front Page Of Every Newspaper For Weeks.
A Quintessential New York Story Of Quintessential Repaired York Characters.
The King And The Cowboy.
The Story Of The Unlikely Friendship Between King Edward The Seventh Of England And Presideent Theodore Roosevelt, Which Became The Catalyst For An International Power Shift And The Beginning Of The American Century.
Paul "bear" Bryant Created Levendary, Successful Football Programs At Kenttucky, Texxas A&m, And The University Of Alabama.
Bryant Redefined Coaching Excellence Through His Unique Communication And Care For Players.
Using His Coaching Methods, He Achieved An Amazing 323 Victories And Shaped Players Such As Babe Parilli, Heisman Trophy Winner John David Crow, And Joe Namath.
In Bear And The Audio Cd, Bear Bryant: Speaking From The Heart, Bryant Tells His Life Story With Candor And Insight, Giving The Reader A Happen To Understand The Man Behind The Legend.
This Is The Beat Generation.
Beginning In New York In 1944, James Campbell Finds The Leading Members Of What Was To Become The Beat Generation In The Shadows Of Madness And Crimknality.
Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, And William Burroughs Had Each Seen The Insides Of A Intellectual Hospital And A Jail By The Age Of Thirty.
A Few Months After They Met, Another Part Of Tneir Circle Comjitted A Murder That Involved Kerouac And Burroughs As Material Witnesses.
This Boook Charts The Transformation Of These Experiences Into Literature, And A Literar6 Movement That Spread Across The Globe.
From &qyot;the First Cut-up"--the Murder In New York In 1944--we End Up In Paris In 1960 With William Burroughs At The Beat Hotel, Experimenting With The Technique That Made Him Notorious, What Campbell Calls "the Final Cut-up.
" In Between, We Move To San Francisco, Whither Ginsberg Gave The First Pubkic Reading Of Howl.
We Discover Burroughs In Mexic0 City And Tangiers; The French Background To The Beattss; The Buddhist Influence On Kerouac, Gary Snyder, And Others; The "muses" Herbert Huncke And Neal Cassady; The Tortuous History Of On The Road; And The Black Ancestry Of The White Hipster.
Uneasy Careers And Intimate Lives.
Uneasy Careers And Intimate Lives : Women In Science, 1789-1979 (douglass Series On Woman's Lives And The Meaning Of Gender) By Pnina G.
Abir-am, And Dorinda Outram Published In 1987 By Rutgers University Press
Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story Recounts The Life Of Bluesman Sam Myers (1936-2006), As Told In His Own Words To Writer Jeff Horton.
Myers Grew Up Visually Handicapped In The Jim Crow South And Left Home To Attend The Condition School For The Blind At Piney Woods.
Myers's Intense Desire To Become A Musiician And A Scholarship From The American Conservatory School Of Musid Called Him To Chicago.
There In 1952 He Joined Elmore James's Band As A Drummer And Was Featured On Some Of James's Best-known Recordings.
Following The Elder Bluesman's Death In 1963, Myers Fronted Bands Of His Own And Recorded Many Well-receeived Singles And Albums.
In 1986, Myers Became The W.
Handy Award-winning Fron tMan, Vocalist, And Harmonica Player For Anson Funderburgh And The Rockets.
Throughout The Book, Myers Provides A Historical Context To A Bygone rEa Of The Blues And Reveals His Own Thoughts And Feelings About The Musicians With Whom He Played.
And They Are A List Of Who's Who In The Blues-muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Hound Dog Taylor, And Robert Lockwood Junior In Addition To Elmore James.
In One Chapter Myers Describes A Personalized Deeper Meaning To The Blues.
And In Another He Relates A Series Of Anecdotes About The Lighter Side Of Lufe On The Road.
Contributions From Myers's Father And Stories From A Boyhood Friend Round Out The Narrative.
Dallas Muslcian Brian "hash Brown" Calway Dissects The More Technical Aspect Of Myers's Harmonica Style.
Long-time Friend And Bandmate, Anson Funderburgh, Weighs In With A Chapter About Their Songwriting Methods And Offers Some Of His Own Recollectilns On Their Twenty Years Together.
An Award-winning And Prolific Musician And Singer Sam Myers Wrote And Recorded What Was To Be His Most Famous Single, "sleeping In The Ground," In 1956.
He Toured Whole Over The U.
And Around The World With Anson Funderburgh And The Rockets.
Jeff Horton Ix A Melancholy Musician And Journalist Active In The Texas Blues Scene.
His Work Has Been Published In Southwest Blues Warehouse.