Download E-books The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House PDF

By Chuck Todd

Chuck Todd's gripping, fly-on-the-wall account of Barack Obama's tumultuous fight to reach Washington.
Barack Obama received the presidency in 2008 partially simply because he was once a Washington outsider. but when he'd come to the White apartment pondering he may swap the political tradition, he quickly came across simply how tricky it used to be to swim opposed to an upstream of insiders, partisans, and outdated safeguard networks allied to undermine his agenda---including participants of his personal social gathering. He could move probably the most major laws in American heritage, yet his personal weaknesses torpedoed a few of his maximum hopes.

In THE STRANGER, Chuck Todd attracts upon his unheard of inner-circle resources to create a gripping account of Obama's White condominium tenure, from the early days of waft and helplessness to a last stand opposed to the GOP within which an Obama, ultimately liberated from his political destiny, ultimately triumphs.

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Download E-books Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain PDF

By Charles R. Cross

It's been 20 years on account that Kurt Cobain died through his personal hand in April 1994; it used to be an act of will that typified his brief, indignant, encouraged existence. Veteran tune journalist Charles R. move fuses his intimate wisdom of the Seattle track scene together with his deep compassion for his topic during this awesome tale of inventive brilliance and the soreness that extinguished it. according to greater than 400 interviews; 4 years of study; specific entry to Cobain's unpublished diaries, lyrics, and kin pictures; and a wealth of documentation, Heavier Than Heaven strains Cobain's lifestyles from his early days in a double-wide trailer outdoor of Aberdeen, Washington, to his upward push to reputation, luck, and the adulation of a iteration. Charles pass has written a preface for this re-creation, within which he recounts a number of the occasions relating to Kurt Cobain and this e-book some time past 20 years considering his loss of life.

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Download E-books Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother PDF

By Eve LaPlante

“In this meticulously researched examine Louisa may possibly Alcott and her mom, Eve LaPlante shatters myths concerning the meant passive Marmee, changing them with a portrait of a lady who fought for a woman’s correct to schooling, expert and maternal delight, and power” (People).

Marmee & Louisa, hailed via NPR as the most effective books of 2012, paints an exquisitely relocating and completely convincing portrait of Louisa might Alcott and her mom, the true “Marmee.” Award-winning biographer Eve LaPlante mines the Alcotts’ intimate diaries and different inner most papers, a few lately stumbled on in a family members attic and others concept to were destroyed, to restore this outstanding daughter and mom. Abigail might Alcott—long disregarded as a quiet, self-effacing heritage figure—comes to lifestyles as a proficient author and philosopher. A politically lively feminist firebrand, she fought for common civil rights, an finish to slavery, and women’s suffrage. This gorgeously written tale of 2 remarkable girls is bound to remodel our view and deepen our realizing of 1 of America’s such a lot liked authors.

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Download E-books Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great Discoveries) PDF

By Barbara Goldsmith

The bestselling, "excellent…poignant―and scientifically lucid―portrait" (New York occasions e-book Review) of the amazing Marie Curie.

Through kin interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that have been sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith finds the Marie Curie in the back of the myth―an all-too-human lady suffering to stability a mind-blowing clinical profession, a not easy family members, the unfairness of society, and her personal passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a stunning portrait of Curie, her striking clinical good fortune, and the cost she paid for fame.

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Download E-books When Heaven & Earth Change Places PDF

By Le Ly Hayslip

It's stated that during struggle heaven and earth swap areas no longer as soon as, yet again and again. When Heaven and Earth replaced Places is the haunting memoir of a lady at the verge of womanhood in an international grew to become the other way up. The youngest of six young children in a close-knit Buddhist relatives, Le Ly Hayslip was once twelve years previous while united states helicopters langed in Ky l. a., her tiny village in vital Vietnam. As the govt. and Viet Cong troops fought in and round Ky los angeles, either facets recruited childrens as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly used to be a kind of young children.

Before the age of 16, Le Ly had suffered near-starvation, imprisonment, torture, rape, and the deaths of liked kin members—but miraculously held quick to her religion in humanity. And nearly two decades after her break out to Ameica, she was once drawn inexorably again to the devastated nation and kin she left at the back of. Scenes of this joyous reunion are interwoven with the brutal warfare years, delivering a poignant photograph of vietnam, then and now, and of a brave girl who skilled the real horror of the Vietnam War—and survived to inform her unforgettable tale.

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Download E-books Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor PDF

By Donald Dewey

For a lot of his theater contemporaries, Lee J. Cobb (1911–1976) was once the best actor of his new release. In Hollywood he grew to become the definitive embodiment of gangsters, psychiatrists, and roaring lunatics. From 1939 till his loss of life, Cobb contributed riveting performances to a couple of movies, together with Boomerang, On the Waterfront, The Brothers Karamazov, 12 indignant Men, and The Exorcist. yet for all of his conspicuous achievements in movies, Cobb’s identify is so much pointed out with the nature Willy Loman within the unique level creation of Arthur Miller’s Death of a salesperson (1949). Directed by means of Elia Kazan, Cobb’s Broadway functionality proved to be a benchmark for American theater.

In Lee J. Cobb: Characters of an Actor, Donald Dewey seems on the existence and occupation of this flexible performer. From his reduce East part roots in manhattan City—where he used to be born Leo Jacob—to a number of accolades on degree and the large and small monitors, Cobb’s existence proved to be a tumultuous rollercoaster of highs and lows. As a number one guy of the theater, he gave a couple of compelling performances in such performs as Golden Boy and King Lear. For the Hollywood studios, Cobb healthy the outline of the “character actor.” not anyone larger epitomized the performer who without warning seems at the monitor and instantly grabs the audience’s realization. in the course of his forty-five-year occupation, there wasn’t an important star—from Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart to Paul Newman and Clint Eastwood—with whom he didn’t paintings.

Cobb used to be additionally via controversy: he seemed prior to the home Un-American actions Committee within the Fifties and used to be a witness to a movie-set homicide case within the Nineteen Seventies. via all of it, he by no means misplaced his flavor for quick automobiles and gin rummy. A endure of a guy with a voice that both accommodated growls and sibilant sympathies, Cobb was once undeniably an actor to be reckoned with. during this attention-grabbing publication, Dewey captures all the drama that surrounded Cobb, either on reveal and off.

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Download E-books Waiting for Kate Bush PDF

By John Mendelssohn

This can be the b structure model of the significantly acclaimed booklet at the singer. In "Waiting for Kate Bush", the reader won't in basic terms chuckle out loud at Herskovits' try to make experience of his lifestyles in an alien tradition, but additionally study intimately what Kate Bush - recognized alternately as 'the barmiest poultry in pop', 'the pre Raphaelite mymph with Minnie Mouse's soprano' and the 'greatest artist of the final 30 years' has been as much as within the silent decade - plus - because the unlock of her final album.

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Download E-books Freud in Maloja PDF

By Franz Maciejewski

'Dr Sigm Freud u Frau', schrieb Freud in das Gästebuch des motels Schweizerhaus, als er dort im August 1898 mit seiner Schwägerin Minna Bernays logierte. Franz Maciejewski, der Entdecker dieses ominösen Eintrags, führt den Leser zurück nach Maloja, den Ort des Geschehens. Vor der historischen Kulisse eines mondänen Alpentourismus wird er zum Ausgangspunkt einer Zeitreise in die Vergangenheit. Der Autor konfrontiert uns mit der Gestalt eines weithin unbekannten Freud, der in der Minna-Affäre den Bahnen eines alten Beziehungsdramas gefolgt ist: Lebensumstände des 'reisenden Freud', die nicht ohne Einfluss auf den 'schreibenden Freud' geblieben sind. Die Geschichte der Entdeckung des entsprechenden Hoteleintrags ist der Anfang eines großen Erzählbogens, der sich gerade nicht als chronique scandaleuse versteht, sondern auf sehr freudianische Weise nach den Hintergründen fragt und den Leser zu einer Zeitreise in die Vergangenheit einlädt. Franz Maciejewski begreift die tiefen Eindrücke, die Freud auf jener Engadiner Reise u. a. in subtilen Begegnungen mit C.F. Meyer und G. Segantini empfangen hat, als Teil der szenischen Abfolge eines Lebensweges, der durch ein frühzeitig erworbenes Beziehungsmuster geprägt conflict. Im Gegenlicht des Schrillen wird der Leser mit der Gestalt eines noch weithin unbekannten Freud konfrontiert, der in der Minna-Affäre in den Spuren einer infantilen Episode wandelte, die viele Jahre später in der engen Beziehung zu seiner Tochter Anna eine weitere Wiederauflage erfahren sollte.

AUTORENPORTRÄT Franz Maciejewski, Dr. phil., geboren 1946, Soziologe mit Ausbildung in Psychoanalyse, ist Autor zahlreicher wissenschaftlicher Publikationen in den Bereichen Kulturund Gedächtnisgeschichte der Moderne, Ethnopsychoanalyse und Freud-Biographie sowie Holocaust und Antisemitismusforschung. Freier Autor. Letzte Buchpublikation: »Der Moses des Sigmund Freud. Ein unheimlicher Bruder« (2006).

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Download E-books Orwell: The Life PDF

By D. J. Taylor

At final, a clean, finished biography of the 20th century's such a lot emblematic writer

In the final fifty years, Animal Farm and 1984 have offered over 40 million copies, and "Orwellian" is now a byword for a selected frame of mind approximately existence, literature, and language. D. J. Taylor's magisterial overview cuts via George Orwell's iconic prestige to bare a sour critic who hid a profound totalitarian streak and whose development in the course of the literary international of the Thirties and Forties was once characterised through the myths he equipped round himself. yet no matter if as reluctant servant of the Raj in Twenties Burma, mock down-and-outer in Paris and London, or Spanish Civil warfare soldier, the situations of his existence are sharply at odds with the picture Orwell so successfully stage-managed.

Drawing on formerly unseen fabric, Orwell is a strikingly human portrait of the author too usually embalmed as an earthly saint. this is often the biography we've been ready for-as bright, strong, and resonant as its amazing subject.

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