Download E-books Palimpsest: A Memoir PDF

By Gore Vidal

This explosively pleasing memoir abounds in gossip, satire, ancient apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves from side to side in time, offering an entire view of the author's celebrated existence, from his beginning in 1925 to this present day, and contours a solid of memorable characters—including the Kennedy kinfolk, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Download E-books Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books PDF

By William Kuhn

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by no means wrote a memoir, yet she advised her lifestyles tale and published herself in intimate methods throughout the approximately a hundred books she introduced into print as an editor at Viking and Doubleday over the last 20 years of her existence. Many americans seemed Jackie because the paragon of grace, yet few knew her because the girl sitting on her workplace flooring laying out illustrations, or flying to California to cajole Michael Jackson to jot down his autobiography. William Kuhn offers a behind-the-scenes examine Jackie at paintings: commissioning books and nurturing authors, supporting to form tales that spoke to her. in accordance with files and interviews together with her authors, colleagues, and associates, Reading Jackie finds the intense and the mischievous girl beneath the glamorous public image.

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Download E-books It's Been a Good Life PDF

By Isaac Asimov

New one-volume autobiography spans Asimov's existence for the 1st time!
As probably the most proficient and prolific writers of the 20th century, Isaac Asimov grew to become mythical for his inexhaustible creativity, wide-ranging highbrow interest, and skill for explaining advanced matters in transparent, concise prose. whereas regaling his readers with a big opus of just about exciting and illuminating technology fiction and nonfiction books, he additionally discovered time to put in writing a three-volume autobiography. Now those volumes were condensed into one via Asimov's spouse, Janet, who additionally stocks excerpts from letters he wrote to her. jointly those writings offer an intimate portrait of an inventive genius whose love of studying and fidgeting with principles is clear on each web page.
Reading this autobiography is like sitting down with Isaac Asimov and experiencing his witty, attractive, and extraordinary character firsthand. we're taken care of to many very good tales approximately his upbringing in Depression-era Brooklyn, his early fascination with the hot technological know-how fiction pulp magazines, the fun of his first released tale, the construction of his famous tale "Nightfall," the genesis of the root sequence, and the evolution of his artistic existence as a author.
He additionally unearths his internal options approximately and reviews with numerous luminaries in technological know-how and technological know-how fiction. especially, Asimov's autobiography conveys unbounded enthusiasm for his craft, the infectious pleasure of studying and developing, whole highbrow honesty, his powerful humanist convictions, and his countless fund of excellent humor and optimism even on the finish of his lifestyles - all informed within the full of life transparent writing kind that used to be his trademark.
Although Janet Jeppson Asimov concludes this paintings with a surprising revelation approximately her husband's loss of life, the amount is obviously meant as a party - because the name indicates - of an excellent, artistic lifestyles. As a poignant coda to this paintings, Janet has appended one brief tale that used to be Isaac's favourite, and his four-hundredth essay in this suggestions approximately technological know-how.

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Download E-books American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History PDF

By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice

The no 1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. military Seal Chris Kyle, and the resource for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster motion picture which was once nominated for 6 academy awards, together with top picture.

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. army SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the main occupation sniper kills in usa army heritage. His fellow American warriors, whom he safe with lethal precision from rooftops and stealth positions in the course of the Iraq warfare, referred to as him “The Legend”; in the meantime, the enemy feared him lots they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and positioned a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was once tragically killed in 2013, writes truthfully in regards to the soreness of war—including the deaths of 2 shut SEAL teammates—and in relocating first-person passages all through, his spouse, Taya, speaks overtly concerning the traces of warfare on their family members, in addition to on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his striking battlefield reports ranks as one of many nice battle memoirs of all time.

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Download E-books The Pursuits of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Life and Thought of David Hume PDF

Marking the tercentenary of David Hume's beginning, Annette Baier has created a fascinating advisor to the philosophy of 1 of the best thinkers of Enlightenment Britain. Drawing deeply on a life of scholarship and incisive remark, she deftly weaves Hume’s autobiography with his writings and correspondence, discovering in those own reports new how you can remove darkness from his principles approximately faith, human nature, and the social order.

Excerpts from Hume’s autobiography at the start of every bankruptcy open a window onto the eighteenth-century context within which Hume’s philosophy constructed. recognized in Christian Britain as a polymath and a nonbeliever, Hume recounts how his early encounters with clerical authority laid the root for his lifelong skepticism towards faith. In Scotland, the place he grew up, he were compelled to review lists of sins with the intention to spot his personal infantile flaws, he reviews. Later, as a tender guy, he witnessed the clergy’s punishment of a pregnant single servant, and this led him to query the violent effects of the Church’s emphasis at the doctrine of unique sin. Baier’s transparent interpretation of Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature explains the hyperlink among Hume’s transforming into disillusionment and his trust that ethics will be according to investigations of human nature, now not on spiritual dogma.

Four months prior to he died, Hume concluded his autobiography with a eulogy he wrote for his personal funeral. It makes no point out of his flaws, critics, or disappointments. Baier’s extra real looking account rivets our consciousness on connections among the best way Hume lived and how he thought―insights unavailable to Hume himself, probably, regardless of his lifelong introspection.

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Download E-books Packing Up: Further Adventures of a Trailing Spouse PDF

By Brigid Keenan

Brigid Keenan was once a profitable younger London model journalist whilst she fell in love with a diplomat and left in the back of the gilt chairs of the Paris salons for a wide bird shed in Nepal. Her bestselling account of lifestyles as a "trailing spouse," Diplomatic Baggage, received the hearts of hundreds of thousands in international locations around the world.

Now, in her additional adventures, we discover Brigid in Kazakhstan, the place AW, her husband, contracts Lyme ailment from ticks, the neighborhood delicacy is horse meat sausage, and Brigid's stopover at to a marketplace results in a full-scale insurrection from which she calls for a police escort. Then, because the prospect of retirement looms, Brigid reveals herself at the cusp of a complete new international: shuttling among London, Brussels, and their final posting in Azerbaijan; navigating her daughters' weddings whereas dealing with a melanoma analysis; and getting a crash direction in grandmotherhood as she is helping arrange a literature competition in Palestine.

alongside the best way, dauntless and wildly humorous as ever, Brigid learns that packing up doesn't suggest packing in as she discovers that retiring and relocating again domestic might simply be her greatest problem yet.

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Download E-books The Dance of Reality: A Psychomagical Autobiography PDF

By Alejandro Jodorowsky

A glimpse into the brain and lifetime of probably the most artistic and enigmatic visionaries of our time, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky

• Retraces the religious and mystical course Jodorowsky has in view that youth, vividly repainting occasions from the viewpoint of an unleashed mind's eye

• Explores the advance of the author’s psychomagic and metagenealogy practices through his recognition that each one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy

• contains images from Jodorowsky’s visual appeal on the 2013 Cannes movie pageant and from the movie according to this e-book, which debuted at Cannes

Retracing the religious and mystical direction he has due to the fact that youth, Alejandro Jodorowsky re-creates the marvelous event of his existence as an artist, filmmaker, author, and therapist--all phases on his quest to thrust back the limits of either mind's eye and cause.

Not a standard autobiography composed of a chronological recounting of thoughts, The Dance of Reality repaints occasions from Jodorowsky’s existence from the point of view of an unleashed mind's eye. just like the psychomagic and metagenealogy treatments he created, this autobiography exposes the mythic types and relatives templates upon which the occasions of way of life are based. It finds the improvement of Jodorowsky’s cognizance that every one difficulties are rooted within the genealogy and explains, via shiny examples from his personal lifestyles, quite interactions together with his parents, how the individual’s highway to actual success capability getting rid of the phantoms projected through mom and dad on their young ones.

The Dance of Reality is autobiography as an act of therapeutic. throughout the retelling of his personal existence, the writer exhibits we don't initiate with our personal personalities, they're given to us by means of a number of individuals of our genealogy. To be born right into a relatives, Jodorowsky says, is to be possessed. to see again into our prior is comparable to digging into our personal souls. If we will be able to dig deep sufficient, past familial projections, we will locate an internal light--a gentle which can support us via life’s so much tricky checks.

Offering a glimpse into the brain and lifetime of the most inventive and enigmatic visionaries of our time, The Dance of Reality is the e-book upon which Jodorowsky’s seriously acclaimed 2013 Cannes movie competition movie of an analogous identify was once established.

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Download E-books Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped PDF

By Cissy Houston, Lisa Dickey

The definitive account of Whitney Houston’s wonderful existence, ground-breaking profession, and tragic loss of life — whole with never-before-seen images — from the one one that really is aware the tale at the back of the headlines: her mom, Cissy Houston.

Cissy has stated little publicly approximately Whitney’s heart-breaking demise. Now, for the 1st time, she opens up and stocks the unimaginable tale of her daughter’s lifestyles, in addition to her personal, and addresses Whitney’s brightest and darkest moments.

A mythical Grammy Award–winning gospel singer in her personal correct, Cissy Houston exhibits how the teachings from her personal musical trip helped to form Whitney’s profession — from educating Whitney to exploit her voice, to protecting her level-headed all through her meteoric upward thrust to fame.

With candor and appreciate, she units the checklist instantly approximately Whitney, exploring either her turbulent marriage and her misunderstood struggles with drug abuse. Cissy is going at the back of the tabloid headlines to teach lovers all over the world the real, human part of a robust, profitable — but improper — musical icon who died a lot too young.

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Download E-books Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club PDF

By Sonny Barger, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman

The simply licensed, actual publication concerning the Hell's Angels motorbike membership by way of founding member, Sonny Barger—featuring a new introduction

Narrated through the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel presents a desirable all-access move to the key international of the infamous Hell's Angels bike membership. Sonny Barger recounts the delivery of the unique Oakland Hell's Angels and the 4 turbulent a long time that undefined. Hell's Angel additionally chronicles the best way the HAMC revolutionized the glance of the Harley-Davidson bike and outfitted what has turn into a world bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the area over.

Dozens of pictures, together with many from inner most collections and from famous photographers, offer visible documentation to this amazing story. by no means easily a narrative approximately bikes, colourful characters, and high-speed thrills, Hell's Angel is the last word outlaw's story of loyalty and betrayal, subcultures and brotherhood, and the true expense of freedom.

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