Category: Memoirs

  • Download E-books Joanna, George, and Henry: A Pre-Raphaelite Tale of Art, Love and Friendship PDF

    By Sue Bradbury

    Joanna, George and Henry tells the tale of the intertwined lives of 3 younger artists within the 1850s. while the transcript of the fabric on which this staff portrait relies got here to mild ten years in the past, nobody may have imagined the drama inside. They have been kinfolk letters: letters from a tender lady to her brother and later to her suitor - of curiosity mainly simply because all 3 have been painters, and all have been lively contributors within the younger Pre-Raphaelite revolution that swept England within the 1850s. They became out to be a revelation - giving not just a finished photograph of what it used to be wish to be an artist within the mid-19th century, yet containing inside them a robust kin drama and a most original love tale. it's a love tale, additionally, instructed principally from a woman's perspective. Joanna Boyce's commitment to her artwork was once absolute: she studied in Paris below Thomas Couture and had her first portray exhibited on the Academy while she was once basically 24. She used to be headstrong, self-critical, opinionated and teasing - "an artist together with her pen in addition to her brush". She died tragically younger. among them, Joanna, her brother George and suitor Henry Wells knew all of the inventive luminaries of the day, between them Ruskin, Millais and Rossetti (with whom George shared very much, together with mistresses). They wrote to one another not only approximately paintings, yet approximately their neighbors, their favorite books, their travels, their health problems, their passions and their quarrels. during this ebook, they inform their tale of their personal bright phrases - a narrative which portrays the age during which they lived and the strong drama in their emotional lives. Sue Bradbury taught in Spain for 3 years sooner than becoming a member of The Folio Society in 1973. She grew to become Editorial Director in 1984, a submit she held for twenty-five years. Her personal guides comprise translations of 3 Tragedies through Federico Garcia Lorca, a unique, hour of darkness Madonna, set within the Spanish Civil warfare, and a four-volume background of the realm in modern debts - Eyewitness to heritage - with Robert Fox. She used to be offered the OBE in 2010.
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  • Download E-books The Courageous Quest: The Story of My Life from Birth to Tragedy and Beyond PDF

    By Mavis Davis-Cruickshank

    The tale of my trip to dying and again, the excruciating adventure of tragic twist of fate leaving me as paraplegic. The brave Quest is an inspiring and motivating memoir sharing my sorrows, discomfort, reviews, pleasure and the tales of my lifestyles and may motivate readers to be robust and brave understanding that it doesn't matter what, you could conquer adversities.
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  • Download E-books Marshall McLuhan: You Know Nothing of My Work! PDF

    By Douglas Coupland

    A crackling examine the thinker whose founding principles have been instantaneously imprecise and eerily prophetic.

    Marshall McLuhan, the distinguished social theorist who outlined the tradition of the Sixties, is remembered now basically for the aphoristic slogan he coined to provide an explanation for the rising new global of world conversation: “The medium is the message.” part a century later, McLuhan’s predictions in regards to the finish of print tradition and the increase of “electronic inter-dependence” became a reality—in a feeling, the reality—of our time.

    Douglas Coupland, whose iconic novel iteration X used to be a “McLuhanesque” account of our tradition in fictional shape, has written a compact biography of the cultural critic that translates the lifestyles and paintings of his topic from inside of. A fellow Canadian, a grasp of artistic sociology, a author who provided a defining time period, Coupland is the proper chronicler of the uncanny prophet whose imaginative and prescient of the worldwide village—now referred to as the Internet—has come to move within the twenty first century.
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  • Download E-books You Can't Say That: Memoirs PDF

    By Ken Livingstone

    This can be a frank, gripping, relocating - and debatable - autobiography from the most idiosyncratic and potent politicians of the final fifty years. His political convictions, his distance from New Labour, and his direct, plain-speaking type and character have allowed him to outlive longer than any of his contemporaries as a guy of precept and impact. From his eccentric South London operating category early life to working one of many largest towns on the planet, Livingstone is among the only a few politicians to have scored a huge victory over the Thatcher executive and has championed matters as various because the atmosphere, homosexual rights and anti-racism. Written in Livingstone's unmistakable voice, by way of turns angrily honest approximately social injustice, wickedly droll and gossipy, and unusually wistful approximately humans he has recognized and enjoyed, it is a highly very important and memorable e-book from one of many only a few revered politicians at paintings this present day.
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  • Download E-books This Man's Army: A Soldier's Story from the Frontlines of the War on Terrorism PDF

    By Andrew Exum

    This Man’s Army follows one striking younger man’s transformation from Ivy League pupil to twenty-first-century warrior. Soldier X vividly brings to existence his trip via ROTC education, the grueling trials of the elite Ranger institution, and into the treacherous terrain of the Shah-e-Kot Valley in Afghanistan. There he leads his males to root out the hardcore remnants of Osama bin Laden’s forces, and needs to confront and kill an Al Qaeda fighter. On his go back to the U.S., Soldier X needs to face how media assurance has distorted public conception of the battle again domestic as he seeks to make peace with the fellow he had become.

    within the culture of Tim O’Brien’s If I Die in a strive against quarter, This Man’s Army is a gripping tale of a tender man’s advent to the horrors of struggle, suggested with brutal honesty and compelling perception. via turns harrowing and encouraging, it's the first account of strive against from a brand new new release that's emerging to confront the grave probability that faces our civilization and our manner of life.

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  • Download E-books Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite (River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize) PDF

    By R Mark Liebenow

    The atmosphere might encompass us, but if that setting is a usual ask yourself like Yosemite nationwide Park, it additionally reaches what’s inside of us. For Mark Liebenow, Yosemite did simply that, and did so while he wanted it so much. In Mountains of Light, winner of the River the teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, Liebenow takes us deep into the guts of this wasteland, introducing us to its grand and refined marvels—and to the observations, reflections, and insights its surroundings inspires. performing as our consultant, Liebenow calls at the spirit and legacy of naturalist John Muir to rediscover nature and get better his personal exuberance for all times. even if celebrating the enormous sequoias, mammoth granite mountains, and wild, untamed rivers, or wasting himself on an unmarked path, Liebenow is often observed through techniques of his spouse of eighteen years, whose contemporary and surprising loss of life tempers and informs his journey.

    Interwoven along with his studies are the tales of the local american citizens who lived within the valley for hundreds of thousands of years and of the early settlers who undefined. Melding documentary with introspection, environmental reportage with a look for which means, Liebenow’s paintings attracts at the lore of geology, botany, biology, and historical past to teach how each one element of our surroundings is attached to the rest. 

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  • Download E-books Looking Like the Enemy (The Young Reader's Edition) PDF

    Mary Matsuda is a standard 16-year-old lady dwelling on Vashon Island, Washington together with her relatives. On December 7, 1942, the japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and Mary's lifestyles adjustments without end. Mary and her brother, Yoneichi, are U.S. voters, yet they're imprisoned, besides their mom and dad, in a Japanese-American internment camp. Mary endures an indefinite sentence in the back of barbed twine in crowded, primitive camps, suffering for survival and dignity. Mary wonders in the event that they might be killed, or in the event that they will someday go back to their liked domestic and berry farm. the writer tells her tale with the fervour and spirit of a lady attempting to make feel of this negative injustice to her and her kin. Mary captures the emotional and mental essence of what it was once wish to develop up in the course of this profound dislocation, wondering her jap and her American history. Few different books in this topic come as regards to the emotional strength, uncooked honesty, and ethical importance of this memoir. This own tale offers a touchstone for the younger scholar studying approximately global conflict II and this hard bankruptcy in U.S. history.
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  • Download E-books All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps PDF

    A party of affection from StoryCorps
    In All There Is, StoryCorps founder David Isay stocks tales from the innovative oral background venture, revealing the various notable trips that relationships can take.

     


    In those pages we find that love is located in unforeseen locations: a brand new York tollbooth, an army base in Iraq, an airport living room. We come upon love that survives discrimination, sickness, poverty, distance—even dying. wearing us from the buzz and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong dedication, All There Is enriches our realizing of affection and of the resilience of the human spirit.

    Dave Isay's most up-to-date book, Callings, might be released by way of Penguin Press on April 19, 2016. 

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  • Download E-books Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp PDF

    By Stephanie Klein

    Stephanie Klein was once an 8th grader with a weight challenge. It was once an issue in school, the place the men known as her "Moose," and it was once an issue at domestic, the place her father reminded her, "No one likes fats girls." After many complex periods with a nutritionist referred to as the fats general practitioner of Roslyn Heights, ny, Klein's mom and dad enrolled her for a summer time at fats camp. made up our minds to come to college skinny and renowned, with out her "lard hands" and "puckered ham," Stephanie launched into a memorable trip that may form greater than simply her physique. it is going to form her life.

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  • Download E-books Life In Ten Houses: Penguin Specials PDF

    What does a home and a house suggest to a author? Acclaimed writer Sonya Hartnett is firmly Melburnian yet has restlessly moved from suburb to suburb in her look for the 'Last residence' that distinct nook of the area during which to settle and locate contentment. Viewing her existence and paintings throughout the lens of actual property, she vividly remembers the locations she has undergone on her technique to discovering domestic. increasing on her 2010 Redmond Barry lecture, this brief memoir is a superbly atmospheric exploration of the assumption of domestic and what it skill to be a author in a urban of Literature.
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