Download E-books Neil and Me PDF

By Scott Young

Scott Young chronicles his son’s early years in and round Toronto and Winnipeg and his upward push from journeyman, musician to big name within the Sixties and Seventies. The widespread events whilst Scott and Neil’s paths have crossed – from behind the curtain conferences and relations get-togethers to a sold-out visual appeal at Carnegie corridor – supply a desirable portrait of an enigmatic star.

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books The Bolter PDF

By Frances Osborne

A San Francisco Chronicle most sensible publication of the Year
An O, The Oprah Magazine number 1 extraordinary learn

In an age of bolters—women who broke the principles and fled their marriages—Idina Sackville used to be the main celebrated of all of them. Her relentless affairs, wild intercourse events, and brazen flaunting of conference surprised excessive society and encouraged numerous writers and artists, from Nancy Mitford to Greta Garbo. yet Idina’s compelling attraction masked the discomfort of betrayal and heartbreak.
 
Now Frances Osborne explores the lifetime of Idina, her enigmatic great-grandmother, utilizing letters, diaries, and relations legend, following her from Edwardian London to the hills of Kenya, the place she reigned over the scandalous antics of the “Happy Valley Set.” Dazzlingly stylish but warmly intimate, The Bolter is a desirable examine a girl whose strength nonetheless burns brilliant nearly a century later.

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Download E-books My Brother PDF

By Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid's brother Devon Drew died of AIDS on January 19, 1996, on the age of thirty-three. Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and infrequently shockingly frank recounting of her brother's lifestyles and loss of life can also be a narrative of her kinfolk at the island of Antigua, a constellation based at the robust, occasionally threatening determine of the writer's mom. My Brother is an unblinking list of a existence that ended too early, and it speaks volumes in regards to the tricky truths on the middle of all households.

My Brother is a 1997 nationwide ebook Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Download E-books Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention PDF

By Charles M. Joseph

Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, one of the so much influential artists of the twentieth century, jointly created the tune and flow for lots of ballet masterpieces. this can be a learn of 1 of the best inventive collaborations in background. Drawing on vast learn, Charles Joseph discusses the Stravinsky-Balanchine ballets opposed to a wealthy contextual backdrop. He explores the historical past and psychology of the 2 males, the dynamics in their interactions, their own similarities and transformations, and the political and old situations that conditioned their paintings. He describes the dancers, designers and sponsors with whom they labored. He explains the 2 men's method of the artistic technique and the genesis of every of the collaborative ballets, demolishing a lot got knowledge at the topic. He additionally analyzes chosen sections of song and dance, offering examples of Stravinsky's operating sketches and different illustrative fabrics.

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Download E-books Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Patrick Leigh Fermor

Roumeli isn't to be chanced on on present-day maps. it's the identify as soon as given to northern Greece—stretching from the Bosporus to the Adriatic and from Macedonia to the Gulf of Corinth, a reputation that inspires a international the place the current is inseparably certain up with the past.

Roumeli describes Patrick Leigh Fermor’s wanderings in and round this mysterious and but very actual area. he's taking us with him between Sarakatsan shepherds, to the monasteries of Meteora and the villages of Krakora, and on a venture to trace down a couple of Byron’s slippers at Missolonghi. As he does, he brings to mild the inherent conflicts of the Greek inheritance—the tenuous hyperlinks to the classical and Byzantine historical past, the legacy of Ottoman domination—along with an underlying, even older global, strains of which Leigh Fermor unearths within the hills and mountains and alongside stretches of slightly explored coast.

Roumeli is a significant other quantity to Patrick Leigh Fermor’s famous Mani: Travels within the Southern Peloponnese.

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Download E-books A Very Capable Life: The Autobiography of Zarah Petri (Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters) PDF

By John Leigh Walters

Zarah Petri was once slightly lady while her kin left Hungary to discover a brand new lifestyles in Canada within the Nineteen Twenties. She confirmed spunk and a superb mind's eye that might serve her good as a brand new immigrant and younger married lady. Zarah and her relatives lived throughout the melancholy, and he or she realized to make ends meet in any respect she might, even bending the legislations if priceless. Her son John writes this touching memoir, informed within the first individual, in Zarah’s personal particular voice. Her remembrances are often humorous, occasionally unhappy yet continually entertaining.

Readers won't quickly overlook the expressive, albeit from time to time ungrammatical, voice of Zarah Petri - a girl whose brave spirit, beneficiant center, and fierce independence as she confronts no matter what demanding situations destiny conjures make her precious of our recognition and recognize, as she beckons us to affix her in studying anew the rustic to which she journeyed such a lot of years in the past.

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Download E-books Hess: The Last Oil Baron (Bloomberg) PDF

By Tina Davis

A glimpse of the savvy that equipped an international company from scratch

Hess: The final Oil Baron profiles a titan of the oil undefined, mapping the adventure of the crucial American dream. the tale of Leon Hess follows an immigrant kosher butcher's son as he builds an oil dynasty that could by no means be matched. The multinational, multi-billion-dollar corporation begun with a unmarried second-hand supply truck and the Rockefeller-caliber enterprise acumen of 1 younger guy. Interviews with former staff, beneficiaries, or even his highschool sweetheart supply an insider's standpoint at the guy in the back of the legacy, permitting cutting-edge aspiring marketers the chance to benefit from one of many nation's most provoking luck stories.

Leon Hess equipped an international empire from the floor up. alongside the best way, he fought in a warfare, did company with Muammar Qaddafi, received a brilliant Bowl because the proprietor of the Jets, was once thinking about Watergate, and brought the Hess toy truck that grew to become a vacation culture for thousands of usa citizens. greater than only a ebook of industrial procedure, Hess tells the tale of a existence fascinatingly lived, and the legacy he left behind.

  • Discover the guy in the back of the corporate, the Jets soccer group, and the enduring toy truck
  • Learn how the activities of Leon Hess affected the fashionable push towards strength independence
  • Study the method that grew to become a single-truck operation right into a significant built-in company
  • Consider the demanding situations Hess Corp. faces to its kin legacy this day, and the suggestions being implemented

Leon Hess' thoughts and methods might be emulated and imitated, yet his entrepreneurial fireplace is whatever altogether extra infrequent. Hess presents readers with a glimpse of the fellow whose unmatched ambition replaced an and a nation.

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Download E-books Burying the Typewriter: A Memoir PDF

By Carmen Bugan

Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, August 2013
Finalist for the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing, April 2013 (UK)
Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, a adolescence memoir of political oppression and persecution during Romania's Ceausescu years
 
Carmen Bugan grew up amid the bounty of the Romanian nation-state on her grandparent's farm the place nutrition and laughter have been considerable. yet ultimately her father's habit used to be too hectic to disregard. He wept while hearing Radio loose Europe, concealed pamphlets in sacks of dried beans, and mysteriously buried and reburied a typewriter. whilst she found he used to be a political dissident she turned fearful for him to comply. notwithstanding, together with her mom within the health center and her sister at boarding college, she used to be on my own, and helpless to forestall him from riding off on one final, determined protest.

After her father's next imprisonment, Bugan used to be kept away from by means of her friends in school and knowledgeable on through her pals. She candidly struggled with the tensions of loving her "hero" father who brought on the kinfolk lots soreness. whilst he lower back from felony and the relations used to be positioned less than apartment arrest, the Bugans have been pressured to chart a brand new path for the long run. A hot and clever debut, Burying the Typewriter presents a poignant reminder of a dramatic second in japanese eu history.

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Download E-books Va Va Froome: The Remarkable Rise of Chris Froome PDF

By David Sharp

On 22 July 2012 Chris Froome made background because the first African-born bicycle owner to face at the podium on the journey de France. Ten days later on the London Olympic video games he received a bronze medal within the time trial for his followed country in group GB shades. Froome's route to specialist biking, from mountain cycling on dusty roads within the nature reserves of Kenya's nice Rift Valley - along wild animals - to the giddy heights of the journey de France and the Olympics, has been in contrast to the other within the heritage of the game. Born in Nairobi to British mom and dad he used to be schooled in South Africa and studied economics at collage. yet he deserted his measure to take in the provide of a pro biking agreement in Europe. A fish out of water, unused to the tough northern hemisphere winters, without suggestion of the strategies, self-discipline or etiquette of using within the specialist peloton, Froome encountered a surprise front into the tough and tumble global of most sensible point ecu motorcycle racing. yet miraculously, inside of years he'd signed for the largest expert biking staff on the planet - British biking supremo David Brailsford's workforce Sky - comprehensive moment total within the travel of Spain by way of simply 14 seconds and sacrificed his personal targets to assist staff mate Bradley Wiggins develop into the 1st British bicycle owner to win the journey de France. at the Champs Elysees in Paris, Froome stood lower than Wiggins at the moment step of the rostrum.

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