Download E-books Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (FSG Classics) PDF

By Vivian Gornick

In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the tale of her lifelong conflict together with her mom for independence. there were a variety of books approximately mom and daughter, yet none has handled this closest of filial family members as without delay or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking e-book confronts what Edna O'Brien has referred to as "the prinicpal crux of woman despair": the unacknowledged Oedipal nature of the mother-daughter bond.

Born and raised within the Bronx, the daughter of "urban peasants," Gornick grows up in a family ruled via her clever yet uneducated mother's romantic melancholy over the early demise of her husband. round the corner lives Nettie, an enticing widow whose calculating sensuality appeals significantly to Vivian. those girls with their opposing versions of femininity proceed, good into maturity, to impact Gornick's fight to discover herself in love and in work.

As Gornick walks together with her elderly mom during the streets of latest York, arguing and remembering the previous, each one wins the reader's admiration: the caustic and clear-thinking daughter, for her braveness and tenacity in particularly chatting with her mom in regards to the most simple problems with their lives, and the nonetheless robust and intuitively-wise previous lady, who many times proves herself her daughter's mom.

Unsparing, deeply brave, Fierce Attachments is the most amazing records of family members feeling that has been written, a vintage that helped commence the memoir growth and continues to be essentially the most relocating examples of the genre.

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Download E-books Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties PDF

By Robert Stone

From the recent York urban of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz period of recent Orleans's French area, to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the Sixties in all its bizarre, blameless, turbulent, and engaging glory. construction on own vignettes from Robert Stone's travels throughout the United States, the mythical novelist bargains not just a riveting and robust memoir but in addition an unforgettable inside of point of view on a special second in American history.

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Download E-books Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties PDF

This “Bible of the Beatles” captures the enduring band’s magical and mysterious trip from cute youngsters to respected cultural emissaries. during this totally up-to-date model, every one in their 241 tracks is classified chronologically from their first novice recordings in 1957 to their ultimate “reunion” recording in 1995. It additionally contains new details from the Anthology sequence and up to date interviews with Paul McCartney. This complete consultant deals interesting information about the Beatles’ lives, song, and period, by no means wasting sight of what made the band so vital, designated, and enjoyable.

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Download E-books Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny PDF

Written with nice strength and authority―and utilizing the newly on hand own records of Napoleon himself―the first quantity of an imposing two-part biography of the good French emperor and conqueror.

All prior lives of Napoleon have relied extra at the memoirs of others than on his personal uncensored words. This is the 1st lifetime of Napoleon, in any language, that makes complete use of his newly published own correspondence compiled via the Napoléon starting place in Paris. All past lives of Napoleon have relied extra at the memoirs of others than on his personal uncensored words.

Michael Broers' biography attracts at the suggestions of Napoleon himself as his incomparable lifestyles opened up. It finds a guy of extreme emotion, but in addition of iron strength of mind; of acute intelligence and immeasurable strength. Tracing his existence from its harmful Corsican roots, via his rejection of his early id, and the harmful army encounters of his early occupation, it tells the tale of the sheer choice, ruthlessness, and cautious calculation that gained him the precarious mastery of Europe through 1807. After the epic battles of Austerlitz, Jena and Friedland, France used to be the dominant land energy at the continent.

this is the 1st biography of Napoleon within which this tremendous, violent chief is evoked to provide the reader a whole, dramatic, and all-encompassing portrait.
sixteen pages of colour and B&W illustrations

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Download E-books Alexander Kluge: Raw Materials for the Imagination (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition) PDF

Alexander Kluge is healthier referred to as a founding member of the recent German Cinema. His paintings, although, spans a various variety of fields and, over the past fifty years, he has been energetic as a filmmaker, author and tv manufacturer. This publication - the 1st of its type in English - includes a big variety of texts, together with articles and tales by means of Kluge, tv transcripts, severe essays by way of well known overseas students, and interviews with Kluge himself. it is going to be a priceless source for college students and students within the fields of movie, tv, and literary reviews, in addition to these drawn to exploring the intersections among artwork, politics, and social swap.

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Download E-books On the Field with... Albert Pujols PDF

By Matt Christopher

Someone who has ever had the privilege of staring at Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals understands the sound of a success. It's the sound his bat makes whilst it connects with the ball. It's a valid that's been heard numerous occasions due to the fact that his 2001 rookie season. That 12 months, he took the league by way of typhoon by means of posting essentially the most significant offensive stats of any rookie ever-and he's been doing an analogous ever on the grounds that, shattering documents and aiding his group win video games, together with the 2006 global sequence, with take hold of hits and extraordinary domestic runs.

This biography deals an up-close examine this superstar's existence and the main memorable moments of his impressive profession to date.

Matt Christopher is the author younger readers flip to while they're trying to find fast moving, action-packed activities novels. he's the best-selling writer of a couple of hundred activities books for younger readers.

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Download E-books The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust PDF

By Susan Dworkin

Edith Hahn used to be an outspoken younger lady in Vienna while the Gestapo pressured her right into a ghetto after which right into a slave hard work camp. whilst she back domestic months later, she knew she could develop into a hunted girl and went underground. With assistance from a Christian pal, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi social gathering member who fell in love along with her. regardless of Edith's protests or even her eventual confession that she was once Jewish, he married her and stored her id a secret.

In wrenching aspect, Edith recollects a lifetime of consistent, virtually paralyzing worry. She tells how German officers casually wondered the lineage of her mom and dad; how in the course of childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that during an altered mind set she may well show whatever of her earlier; and the way, after her husband was once captured by way of the Soviets, she used to be bombed out of her residence and needed to cover whereas drunken Russian squaddies raped girls at the street.

Despite the danger it posed to her lifestyles, Edith created a awesome list of survival. She kept each rfile, in addition to pictures she took inside of exertions camps. Now a part of the everlasting assortment on the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., those 1000s of files, numerous of that are incorporated during this quantity, shape the cloth of a gripping new bankruptcy within the background of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and finally triumphant.

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Download E-books The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience PDF

By Carmine Gallo

The Wall highway Journal Bestseller!

Updated to incorporate Steve Jobs's iPad and iPad2 release presentations

The Presentation secrets and techniques of Steve Jobs unearths the working method at the back of any nice presentation and gives you with a quick-start advisor to layout your personal passionate interfaces along with your audiences.”
―Cliff Atkinson, writer of Beyond Bullet Points and The Activist Audience

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s wildly well known displays have set a brand new international gold standard―and now this step by step advisor indicates you precisely the right way to use his crowd-pleasing ideas on your personal presentations.

The Presentation secrets and techniques of Steve Jobs is as shut as you will ever get to having the grasp presenter himself converse without delay on your ear. Communications specialist Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the superior of Jobs's performances, delivering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true suggestions, and confirmed presentation secrets and techniques in 18 "scenes," including:

  • Develop a messianic feel of objective
  • Reveal the Conquering hero
  • Channel your internal Zen
  • Stage your presentation with props
  • Make it glance effortless

With this innovative technique, you’ll be stunned at how effortless it's to promote your rules, proportion your enthusiasm, and wow your viewers the Steve Jobs way.

“No different chief captures an viewers like Steve Jobs does and, like no different e-book, The Presentation secrets and techniques of Steve Jobs captures the formulation Steve makes use of to enthrall audiences.”
―Rob Enderle, The Enderle Group

“Now you could research from the simplest there is―both Jobs and Gallo. regardless of even if you're a amateur presenter or a certified speaker like me, you are going to learn and reread this publication with a similar enthusiasm that individuals deliver to their iPods."
―David Meerman Scott, bestselling writer of The New ideas of promoting & PR and World extensive Rave

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Download E-books The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic PDF

By Darby Penney

The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply relocating testomony to the human facet of psychological disorder, and of the slender margin which so frequently separates the sane from the mad. it's a outstanding portrait, too, of the lifetime of a psychiatric asylum—the type of neighborhood during which, for higher and for worse, millions of individuals lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny’s cautious ancient (almost archaeological) and biographical reconstructions provide us precise perception into those lives which might rather be misplaced and, certainly, incredible to the remainder of us.” —Oliver Sacks

“Fascinating. . . . The haunting factor concerning the suitcase vendors is that it’s really easy to spot with them.” —Newsweek

When Willard country clinic closed its doorways in 1995, after working as certainly one of manhattan State’s greatest psychological associations for over one hundred twenty years, a forgotten attic choked with suitcases belonging to former sufferers was once found. utilizing the possessions present in those suitcases besides institutional files and medical professionals’ notes from sufferer classes, Darby Penney, a number one suggest of sufferers’ rights, and Peter Stastny, a psychiatrist and documentary filmmaker, have been capable of reconstruct the lives of ten sufferers who resided at Willard through the first half the 20 th century.

The Lives They Left Behind tells their tale. as well as those human photographs, the e-book comprises over a hundred images in addition to useful old heritage on how this state-funded establishment operated. because it restores the humanity of the members it so poignantly conjures up, The Lives They Left Behind unearths the gigantic historic inadequacies of a psychiatric approach that has but to heal itself.

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