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  • Download E-books Soulmates from the Pages of History: From Mythical to Contemporary, 75 Examples of the Power of Friendship PDF

    By Jack Adler

    Providing sketches of people like Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony, Adam Smith and David Hume, Charles Baudelaire and Edouard Manet, David Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Vladimir Horowitz — even Al Capone and Johnny Torrio — the writer indicates how contrasting in addition to similar personalities, characters and temperaments can help and improve one another, and he explores the variety of ties which may impact someone in the course of one part of lifestyles or may possibly turn into the heart of one’s existence altogether. The e-book examines the extraordinary strength of the bonds of friendship and offers illuminating information on how significant friendships all through historical past emerged and constructed — or fell aside. every one friendship, and the respective personalities of the pairings or teams, is punctiliously positioned within the context of its old interval. the cloth is exact and written in an easy-to-read variety. Illustrations of the personalities, and lots of in their charges, adorn the textual content.

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  • Download E-books Oppenheimer Is Watching Me: A Memoir (Sightline Books) PDF

    When he discovers that his father labored on missiles for a protection contractor, Jeff Porter is galvanized to revisit America’s atomic previous and our fallen heroes, particularly J. Robert Oppenheimer, the daddy of the atomic bomb. the outcome, Oppenheimer Is looking at Me, takes readers again to the chilly warfare, while males in lab coats toyed with the homes of topic and fears of nationwide defense afflicted our sleep. With an eye fixed for unusual symmetries, Porter strains how one panicky second formed the lives of a generation.

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  • Download E-books This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House PDF

    By Herman Cain

    Presidential hopeful, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and emerging superstar of the race for the 2012 Republican nomination solutions his most-asked query: who's Herman Cain?

    When Herman Cain speaks, humans pay attention. whilst he debates, he wins.

    If you care in regards to the way forward for the US, you will have heard of the down-to-earth political newcomer operating for president, the straight-talking guy of the folks with blunt exams of what the USA wishes. initially ignored by means of mainstream politicos and media, Herman Cain is actually a candidate from “outside the Beltway,” yet now not one that is being overlooked.

    BUT who's HE?

    While Herman Cain has been the host of a well-liked conservative Atlanta-area radio speak convey referred to as The Herman Cain Show, a distinct identify initially captured American curiosity. As CEO, Herman Cain reworked Godfather’s Pizza from a firm teetering at the verge of financial disaster right into a family observe. Cain—as people with an curiosity in common-sense recommendations to political difficulties will remember—is additionally well-known for utilizing the language and common sense of daily company to reveal the fallacies inherent in Clinton assumptions approximately “Hillarycare” in the course of a 1994 televised city corridor assembly.

    WHAT IS HIS tale?

    Herman Cain’s upward thrust is the embodiment of the yank dream. His mom and dad, Luther and Lenora Cain, made a dwelling the single manner black humans may perhaps within the ’40s and ’50s. Luther held down 3 jobs, together with being a chauffeur; Lenora wiped clean homes. they'd titanic goals: to shop for a home and to work out their sons graduate from collage. With commitment and tough paintings, they made either those desires come precise. during this exciting memoir, Herman Cain describes his prior and current . . . and the long run he's decided to create, a destiny that would positioned our nation again on course. His message resonates simply because he describes the yank fact, and his down-to-earth own story of desire and difficult paintings is either unforgettable and inspirational.

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    What is it in my DNA that years in the past caused me to forgo the convenience of cruise regulate and tackle the large problem of doing my half towards making the United States a greater position for my granddaughter and the generations to return?

    Why do I, a son of the segregated South, refuse to consider myself as a “victim” of racism?

    What is it that motivates me to insist on defining my id when it comes to “ABC”—as being American first, black moment, and Conservative 3rd?

    Just who's Herman Cain? and the way did i am getting this fashion?

    Just a touch: it may possibly have had whatever to do with classes discovered from my mom and dad, Lenora and Luther Cain, Jr.

    —From this can be Herman

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  • Download E-books The Lords of the Valley: Including the complete text of ’Our Unsheltered Lives’ (Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal) PDF

    The Lords of the Valley is the intertwining of 2 voices, one male and one lady, to inform the tale of lifestyles in and round a tiny, distant ranching group at the Oklahoma/New Mexico border from the Eighteen Nineties throughout the Nineteen Thirties. los angeles Verne Hanners’s mild, valuable remark is woven throughout the unaltered textual content of Ed Lord’s "Out Sheltered Lives," a curt, no-nonsense account of his lifestyles as a cowpuncher, freighter, and storekeeper in Kenton, Oklahoma. Hanners additionally used to be an established resident of Kenton.

    Lord and hanners either describe a lifestyle that demanded toughness-stoicism, dedication, and humor whilst possible-but their memories make an attractive counterpoint. Following the branding and castration of 1000 younger bulls, Lord insists that the total city got here with buckets to hold the testicles home-"They have been fairly meat hungry." Hanners insists, although, that cooking and consuming mountain oysters was once "strickly a masculine endeavor," pursued via the lads after the ladies had vacated the kitchen. while Lord matter-of-factly describes being left by myself at a tender age to path livestock in Indian Territory, Hanners observes that "sixteen turns out pitifully younger to be thus far clear of domestic, broke and hungry," whereas agreeing that necessity usually required such issues. while Lord says there have been saloons as the males "had to have a spot to drink and struggle in," Hanners recollects the various saloons that mysteriously burned to the floor. And whilst Lord flatly says, "Our first child was once killed. i'll inform approximately it now," Hanners thinks of a few different kids buried within the Kenton cemetery.

    Over Kenton looms the big Black Mesa. Hanners describes it vividly, but Lord writes his whole ebook with out pointing out, not to mention describing it. however, we examine very much from him, and his emotions floor, specially whilst he affectionately mentions his spouse, Zadia.

    Both Lord and Hanners live to tell the tale not just Kenton, yet sleek lifestyles. In a postscript written in 1964, Lord, who has retired with Zadia to rest international in California, grumbles that he has to forestall writing and move wash off the patio. In 1994 Hanners, having lived clear of Kenton considering early maturity, returns there to stay and write.

    Forty-nine images and 5 maps accompany the text.

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  • Download E-books Cary Grant: La biografía (MEMORIAS Y BIOGRAFIAS) PDF

    Con estas palabras resumía el propio Cary supply el atractivo y los angeles fascinación que su personaje público despertó en todo el mundo a lo largo de varias décadas.

    Considerado uno de los grandes mitos de los angeles period dorada de Hollywood, pocos conocen, sin embargo, su vida privada, sus orígenes humildes en Inglaterra, donde nació y recibió el nombre de Archibald Alexander Leach, y los avatares que le llevaron a convertirse en uno de los actores más cotizados de su época. Marc Eliot ofrece en este libro, sin duda l. a. biografía definitiva del actor, una amena y a los angeles vez rigurosa narración de l. a. vida de este gigante del cine, centrándose tanto en su intimidad -muy suculenta y salpicada de escándalos, divorcios y titulares- como en su faceta profesional, haciendo especial hincapié en su relación con sus directores favoritos: Howard Hawks, George Cukor o Alfred Hitchcock, el cineasta que mejor supo esculpir el irrepetible talento de Cary furnish, cuya enigmática mirada vuelve a hipnotizarnos en las páginas de este libro imprescindible.

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  • Download E-books In Search of the Unknown PDF

    By William Jevning

    Occasionally the smallest occasion could have the best effect on a person’s existence, early one chilly mid-December morning in 1972 this occurred to me. the straightforward act of jogging to a friend’s domestic, and the following occasions have vastly impacted my lifestyles for over forty years thus far. I grew up fishing and searching the forests of the Pacific Northwest, and suggestion I knew all of the creatures that inhabited the forests. i'd examine another way that morning, by no means understanding what lurked within the shadows, staring at.

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