Download E-books Lindbergh PDF

By A. Scott Berg

Few American icons impress extra enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh—renowned for his one-man transatlantic flight in 1927, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the abduction and loss of life of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled through many for his competition to America's access into international warfare II. Lindbergh's is "a dramatic and nerve-racking American story," says the Los Angeles occasions booklet Review, and this biography—the first to be written with unrestricted entry to the Lindbergh data and wide interviews of his pals, colleagues, and shut kinfolk members—is "the definitive account."

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Download E-books Nero: The End of a Dynasty PDF

By Miriam T. Griffin

Nero's character and crimes have regularly intrigued historians and writers of fiction. even if, his reign additionally illuminates the character of the Julio-Claudian Principate. Nero's suicide delivered to an finish the dynasty Augustus had based, and put in jeopardy the political method he had devised.
Miriam T. Griffin's authoratitive survey of Nero's reign accommodates either a chronological account, in addition to an research of the explanations for Nero's cave in below the strain of his function as emperor.

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Download E-books Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras PDF

Real memoirs of the lifetime of Pythagoras--the father of philosophy and the inventor of geometry--hold the good curiosity for each lover of knowledge. Iamblichus' biography is universally stated as deriving from assets of the top antiquity. Its vintage translation via Thomas Taylor was once first revealed in 1818 and is once more delivered to gentle during this version.

During Iamblichus' lifestyles, the intensity and sublimity of his writing and discourse attracted a large number of work-mates and disciples from all components of the realm. The Emperor Julian wrote of him, "that he used to be posterior certainly in time, yet no longer in genius, to Plato," and the entire Platonists who succeeded him venerated him with the epithet of "divine."

Iamblichus' account of the lifetime of Pythagoras starts with the good philosopher's delivery at the island of Samos, his formative years, and his broad renown in Greece. It in short covers his early travels and his reviews with the philosophers Anaximander and Thales, his twenty-two years of guideline within the temples of Egypt, and his initiation into the Egyptian and Babylonian mysteries. The later lifestyles and paintings of Pythagoras are richly elaborated, with funny and profound anecdotes illustrating his philosophy and offering a distinct view of neighborhood existence less than his tutelage in Crotona.

Included are excerpts from his teachings on harmonic technology, dietetic drugs, friendship, temperance, politics, parenthood, the soul's former lives and lots of different issues. The e-book additionally includes immense sections at the Fragments of the moral Writings (the paintings of very early Pythagoreans) and the Pythagoric Sentences.

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Download E-books Golf is Not a Game of Perfect PDF

By Dr. Bob Rotella

Packed with insightful tales approximately golfing, Dr. Bob Rotella’s pleasant booklet will increase the sport of even the main informal weekend player.

Dr. Bob Rotella is among the most popular functionality experts in the USA at the present time. between his many pro consumers are Nick rate (last year's participant of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, etc. Rotella, or “Doc,” as so much gamers confer with him, is going past simply the standard psychological elements of the sport and the reliance on particular options. What Rotella does the following during this impressive booklet, and together with his consumers, is to create an angle and a mind-set approximately all facets of a golfer's online game, from psychological education to festival. the main really good element of all of it is that it really is performed in a conversational style, in a dynamic combination of anecdote and lesson. And, as many of the world's maximum golfers will attest, the implications are magnificent. Golfers will increase their golfing video game and have extra enjoyable taking part in. a few of Rotella's maxims include:

-On the 1st tee, a golfer needs to anticipate merely issues of himself: to celebrate, and to concentration his brain accurately on each shot.

-Golfers needs to discover ways to love 'the problem once they hit a ball into the tough, timber, or sand. The alternatives—anger, worry, whining, and cheating—do no good.

-Confidence is important to reliable golfing. self assurance is just the mixture of the recommendations you've approximately yourself.

-It is extra vital to be decisive than to be right whilst getting ready to play any golfing shot or putt.

Filled with pleasant and insightful tales approximately golfing and the golfers Rotella works with, Golf isn't a video game of Perfect will increase the sport of even the main informal weekend participant.

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Download E-books Newton: A Very Short Introduction PDF

Newton's acceptance was once the topic of excessive debate lengthy earlier than his dying in 1727. whereas alive, a variety of rivals sought to topple his theories, and his perspectives on faith have been thought of via many to be unorthodox. For the majority of students, although, his groundbreaking method of technology overrode all else.

This ebook uses formerly unpublished inner most writings and manuscript resources to give a concise exploration of the interior springs of Newton's complicated personality. Robert Iliffe describes Newton's reviews in fields starting from alchemy, physics, and arithmetic, in addition to his arguable spiritual ideals, and concludes with a attention of the legacy left after his dying. Newton will gratify readers who're drawn to the genuine heritage at the back of one of many world's so much mythical scientists.

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Download E-books Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words PDF

By Malka Marom

When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the chance to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she was once wanting to reconnect with the performer she’d first met overdue one evening in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. extra conversations over the following 4 a long time of friendship, and it was once in simple terms after Joni and Malka accomplished their final recorded interview, in 2012, that Malka came across the center in their discussions: the artistic process.

In Joni Mitchell: In Her personal Words, Joni and Malka persist with this thread via seven a long time of lifestyles and artwork, discussing the impression of Joni’s youth, love and loss, enjoying dives and enormous gala's, acclaim and feedback, poverty and affluence, glamorous triumphs and tragic blunders . . .

This riveting narrative, informed in interviews, lyrics, work, and pictures, is shared within the wish of illuminating a undying physique of labor and encouraging others.

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Download E-books An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America PDF

By Henry Wiencek

A significant new biography of Washington, and the 1st to discover his engagement with American slavery

When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling determination to set his slaves unfastened; previous he had acknowledged that protecting slaves used to be his "only unavoidable topic of regret." during this groundbreaking paintings, Henry Wiencek explores the founding father's engagement with slavery at each degree of his life--as a Virginia planter, soldier, baby-kisser, president and statesman.

Washington was once born and raised between blacks and mixed-race humans; he and his spouse had blood ties to the slave group. but as a tender guy he acquired and offered slaves with no scruple, even raffled off kids to gather bills (an incident missed through prior biographers). Then, at the progressive battlefields the place he commanded either black and white troops, Washington's attitudes started to swap. He and the opposite framers enshrined slavery within the structure, yet, Wiencek exhibits, even earlier than he grew to become president Washington had all started to determine the system's evil.

Wiencek's revelatory narrative, in keeping with a meticulous exam of personal papers, court docket documents, and the voluminous Washington information, files for the 1st time the ethical transformation culminating in Washington's choice to emancipate his slaves. He acted too past due to maintain the recent republic from perpetuating slavery, yet his repentance used to be actual. And it was once maybe regarding the possibility--as the oral background of Mount Vernon's slave descendants has lengthy asserted--that a slave named West Ford was once the son of George and a lady named Venus; Wiencek has new proof that this is able to certainly were true.

George Washington's heroic stature as Father of Our nation isn't decreased during this marvelous, nuanced portrait: now we see Washington in complete as a guy of his time and prior to his time.

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Download E-books Longing for Certainty: Reflections on the Buddhist Life PDF

By Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano

Within the related lyrical voice that met with such acclaim in Landscapes of Wonder, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano invitations us to seem upon the flora and fauna with new eyes and to discover the truths of the Buddha's teachings in our rapid event. aware of the delicate strength of language, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano opt for his phrases in those essays with such artisty and care that Longing for Certainty resounds with gleaming, fluid clarity.

Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano has been known as "American Buddhism's Thoreau" and certainly, his skill to encourage his readers to find the wonders of nature and the religious insights that they arouse is unsurpassed between smooth Buddhist writers. lovers of his acclaimed Landscapes of Wonder, will locate that Longing for Certainty strikes into even deeper fields of mirrored image.

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Download E-books Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James PDF

By Rick James, David Ritz

Top identified for his tune “Super Freak,” hitmaker, singer, innovator, manufacturer, award-winning pioneer within the fusion of funk groove and rock, the past due Rick James collaborated with track biographer David Ritz during this posthumously released, wildly wonderful, and profound expression of a rock star’s lifestyles and soul.

He was once the nephew of Temptations singer Melvin Franklin; a boy who watched and listened, mesmerized from beneath cocktail tables on the indicates of Etta James and Miles Davis. He was once a vagrant hippie who wandered to Toronto, the place he ended up fidgeting with Neil younger and Joni Mitchell, and he grew to become a loved ones identify within the Eighties together with his hit track “Super Freak.” Later in existence, he was once a foul boy who bought stuck up in drug smuggling and ended up in criminal. yet considering that his passing in August 2004, Rick James has remained a mythical icon whose identify is almost synonymous with funk music—and who popularized the style, making a lasting effect on pop artists from Prince to Jay-Z to Snoop Dogg, between numerous others.

In Glow, Rick James and acclaimed tune biographer David Ritz collaborated to jot down a no-holds-barred memoir concerning the boy and the guy who grew to become a song star in America’s disco age. It tells of James’s upbringing and the way his mom brought him to musical geniuses of the time. And it finds information on many universally respected artists, from Marvin Gaye and Prince to Nash, Teena Marie, and Berry Gordy. James himself stated, “My trip has taken me via hell and again. It’s all in my music—the events, the soreness, the outsized ego, the insane obsessions.” yet regardless of his undesirable boy habit, James was once a huge expertise and a special, unforgettable person. His “glow” was once an overriding caliber that one in all his mentors observed in him—and one who will stick with this mythical determine who left an indelible mark on American renowned song.

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