Archive For The “Biography” Category
By Kay Larson
A “heroic” biography of John Cage and his “awakening via Zen Buddhism”—“a type of love tale” a few excellent American pioneer of the artistic arts who remodeled himself and his tradition (The New York Times)
Composer John Cage sought the silence of a brain at peace with itself—and chanced on it in Zen Buddhism, a non secular course that modified either his song and his view of the universe. “Remarkably researched, exquisitely written,” Where the center Beats weaves jointly “a nice many threads of cultural historical past” (Maria Popova, Brain Pickings) to light up Cage’s fight to just accept himself and his dating with choreographer Merce Cunningham. Freed to be his personal guy, Cage originated interesting experiments that set him on the epicenter of a brand new avant-garde forming within the Fifties. Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Allan Kaprow, Morton Feldman, and Leo Castelli have been between these stimulated through his ‘teaching’ and ‘preaching.’ Where the guts Beats shows the blossoming of Zen within the very middle of yankee tradition.
By Stephen E. Ambrose
From acclaimed biographer Stephen E. Ambrose comes the lifetime of some of the most elusive and fascinating American political figures, Richard M. Nixon.
From his tricky boyhood and earnest formative years to bis ruthless political campaigns for Congress and Senate to his defeats in '60 and '62, Nixon emerges life-size in all his complexity. Ambrose charts the peaks and valleys of Nixon's first fifty years — his severe aid as a freshman congressman of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; his involvement in the home Committee on Un-American actions; his competitive pursuit of Alger Hiss; his ambivalent dating with Eisenhower; and extra.
It is the consummate biography; it's a gorgeous political odyssey.
By Blaise Cendrars
Qu'est-ce que l'Ouest ? [...]
Il y a des récits d'Indiens qui parlent d'un will pay enchanté, de villes d'or, de femmes qui n'ont qu'un sein. Même les trappeurs qui descendent du nord avec leur chargement de fourrures ont entendu parler sous leur haute range de ces will pay merveilleux de l'ouest où, disent-ils, les end result sont d'or et d'argent.'
This rigorously crafted e-book: “Complete Works of Wilkie Collins: Novels, brief tales, performs, Essays and Memoirs (Illustrated)” is formatted to your eReader with a sensible and distinctive desk of contents.
Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) used to be an English novelist, playwright, and writer of brief tales. Collins's works have been categorised on the time as "sensation novels," a style visible these days because the precursor to detective and suspense fiction. He additionally wrote penetratingly at the plight of girls and at the social and family problems with his time.
Table of Contents:
Wilkie Collins' Charms (Biography by means of Olive Logan)
Memoirs of the lifetime of William Collins (With choices From His Journals and Correspondence)
"I Say No"
A Rogue's Life
Heart and Science
Hide and Seek
Man and Wife
Poor omit Finch
The Black Robe
The lifeless Secret
The Evil Genius
The Fallen Leaves
The legislations and The Lady
The Legacy of Cain
The New Magdalen
The lady in White
Novellas and brief Stories:
After The Dark
Mr. Wray's money Box
The Queen of Hearts
A condo To Let
The Haunted condo ("The Ghost within the cabinet Room")
Miss or Mrs?
"Blow up with the Brig!"
The Hidden Cash
The Perils of yes English Prisoners
The Lazy travel of 2 Idle Apprentices
The final degree Coachman
The deadly Cradle
The Frozen Deep and different Stories
The Captain's final Love
The lifeless Hand
The Devil's Spectacles
The First Officer's Confession
Fie! Fie! Or The reasonable Physician
Love's Random Shot
The nighttime Mass
A Passage within the lifetime of Mr. Perugino Potts
The Haunted Hotel
My Lady's Money
Who Killed Zebedee
The Poetry Did It
A unhappy demise and A courageous Life
The dual Sisters
Volpurno - Or The Student
John Steadiman's Account (The destroy of The Golden Mary)
A Message from The Sea
The Seafaring Man
The useless Alive
Memoirs, Letters and Literary Writings
By Gene N. Landrum
"The Bell Curve is wrong," claims Gene Landrum. "In truth, an excessive amount of funds, schooling or IQ is counterproductive to achievement." How do creativity and entrepreneurial genius emerge? Are they bought or inherited? in response to Profiles of strength and good fortune, nurture, no longer nature, is on the root of all nice good fortune in lifestyles, and the world's nice strength agents and inventive geniuses are bred, no longer born. This high-powered quantity exhibits that energized inventive geniuses are self-motivated and pushed people who discovered find out how to be nice. Written with the self-help viewers in brain, this publication will inspire all who dare to arrive for achievement and tool of their personal lives.
Landrum's examples of the hugely gifted be aware of six exact retailers to achieve person artistic capability: creative strength - Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso; enterprise energy - Helena Rubinstein and Rupert Murdoch; leisure energy - Isadora Duncan, Walt Disney, and Edith Piaf; Humanistic energy - Marquise de Sade, Maria Montessori, and Amelia Earhart; Political strength - Napoleon and Adolf Hitler; Technical strength - Nikola Tesla and Howard Hughes.
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By Jasper Rees
Jasper Rees has consistently desired to be Welsh. yet regardless of Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he's an Englishman: by means of beginning, upbringing and temperament. during this singular, hilarious love letter to a wonderful nation so frequently misunderstood, Rees units out to accomplish his aim of changing into a Welshman by way of studying to sing, play, paintings, worship, imagine - and peculiarly, communicate - like one. at the approach he meets priests, tenors and politicians, and attempts his hand at rugby and lambing - the entire whereas weaving jointly his own tale with Wales's wealthy historical past. Culminating in a nail-biting try of Rees's Welsh-speaking ability on the nationwide Eisteddfod, this exuberant trip of self-discovery celebrates the significance of nationwide id, and the enjoyment of belonging.
By Paul Berman
Whale Hunt within the wasteland divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos visit bag the area s largest gamblers--the whales. This definitive exposé finds the shrouded global of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the on line casino representatives whose activity it truly is to half them from their fortunes. deepest jets, penthouses, own cooks, show-up cash, rebates on losses, and the main appealing ladies on Earth--nothing is just too over the top. Whale Hunt within the barren region is the single e-book ever to check the existence and motivations of this rarest of breeds, in addition to the hugely guarded internal workings of the main money-oriented tradition identified to guy.
From a bit sooner than ten years of age, Brian McFarlane grew to become hooked on tales advised at the display and the mere incontrovertible fact that he had hassle in attending to see the movies he sought after - or any for that subject - purely made them appear extra eye-catching. however it wasn't simply seeing the flicks that mattered; he additionally sought after, and particularly quickly wanted, to be writing approximately them and those obsessions were a part of his existence for the subsequent sixty-odd years. actual and Reel is a light-hearted, ironic account of a lifetime's dependancy. it's one person's tale, however it may possibly strike known sparks between many others. although there were lots of different pursuits to maintain lifestyles full of life, not anything else has exerted this sort of long-standing grip at the author's mind's eye as movie.
By Bea Johnson
Part inspirational tale of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and the way she remodeled her family’s existence for the higher through decreasing their waste to an astounding one liter according to yr; half sensible, step by step advisor that provides readers instruments and the right way to decrease their footprint and simplify their lives.
In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson stocks the tale of the way she simplified her existence via lowering her waste. this present day, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their younger sons produce only one quart of rubbish a yr, and their total caliber of existence has replaced for the better: they now have extra time jointly, they’ve reduce their annual spending through a amazing forty percentage, and they're more healthy than they’ve ever been.
This booklet stocks crucial how-to suggestion, secrets and techniques, and insights in keeping with Bea’s event. She demystifies the method of going 0 Waste with enormous quantities of straightforward tips for sustainable residing that even the busiest humans can combine: from making your personal mustard, to packing young ones’ lunches with no plastic, to canceling your direct mail, to having fun with the vacations with no the guilt linked to overconsumption. Zero Waste domestic is a trendy and relatable step by step advisor that might provide the useful instruments that can assist you increase your wellbeing and fitness, get a better price and time, and attain a brighter destiny on your family—and the planet.