Lindbergh

By A. Scott Berg

Few American icons galvanize 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 via many for his competition to America's access into global struggle II. Lindbergh's is "a dramatic and anxious American story," says the Los Angeles instances publication 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 family members members—is "the definitive account."

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Slaying the Badger: Greg LeMond, Bernard Hinault, and the Greatest Tour de France

By Richard Moore

Bernard Hinault is "Le Blaireau," the Badger. difficult as outdated boots, he's the previous warrior of the French peloton, as respected as he's feared for his ferocious assaults. He has received five excursions de France, marking his identify into the heritage books as a member of cycling's so much specific club.

Yet because the 1986 journey de France ascends into the mountains, a boyish and pleasant younger American named Greg LeMond threatens the Badger—and France’s complete biking history. often called "L'Américain," the naïve journey newcomer rides strongly, unafraid.

The stakes are excessive. profitable for Hinault capability capping his lengthy biking profession by means of changing into the 1st guy to win the journey six occasions. For LeMond, a win will deliver the US its first journey de France victory. So why does their competition surprise the world?

LeMond and Hinault trip for a similar team.

Asked by means of a reporter why he attacked his personal teammate, the Badger replies, "Because I felt like it." and "If he doesn't buckle, that implies he's a champion and merits to win the race. I did it for his personal good."

LeMond turns into paranoid, taking different riders' feed baggage within the feed quarter and blaming crashes on sabotage. via all of it, with the aid of his American teammate Andy Hampsten, LeMond rides like a champion and turns into the 1st American to win the travel de France. His win signs the passing of cycling's final hide-bound new release and the beginning of a brand new breed of riders.

In Slaying the Badger, award-winning writer Richard Moore lines each one tale line to its resource via innumerable interviews—not in basic terms with LeMond and Hinault of their personal houses but additionally with teammates, competitors, race administrators, reporters, sponsors, and promoters. informed from those many views, the alliances, tirades, and damaged delivers divulged in Slaying the Badger construct to the lovely climax of the 1986 travel de France. Slaying the Badger is an incomparably certain and hugely revealing story of cycling's so much impressive rivalry.

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Bred of Heaven: One Man's Quest to Reclaim His Welsh Roots

By Jasper Rees

Jasper Rees has continually desired to be Welsh. yet regardless of Welsh grandparents (and a Welsh surname) he's an Englishman: by way of start, upbringing and temperament. during this singular, hilarious love letter to a wonderful state so usually misunderstood, Rees units out to accomplish his objective of turning into a Welshman through studying to sing, play, paintings, worship, imagine - and peculiarly, converse - like one. at the approach he meets priests, tenors and politicians, and attempts his hand at rugby and lambing - all of the whereas weaving jointly his own tale with Wales's wealthy historical past. Culminating in a nail-biting try of Rees's Welsh-speaking ability on the nationwide Eisteddfod, this exuberant trip of self-discovery celebrates the significance of nationwide id, and the enjoyment of belonging.

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Belly of the Beast: A POW's Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage, and Survival Aboard the Infamous WWII Japanese Hell Ship Oryoku Maru

By Judith L. Pearson

"The abdominal of the Beast (is)...a searing tribute...(to) the US in its bleakest hour." —Senator John McCain, writer big apple instances bestseller religion of My Fathers

On December thirteen, 1944, POW Estel Myers was once herded aboard the japanese legal send, the Oryoku Maru, with greater than 1,600 different American captives. greater than 1,100 of them will be useless through journey's end...

The son of a Kentucky sharecropper and an enlistee within the Navy's clinical corps, Myers arrived in Manilla presently earlier than the bombings of Pearl Harbor and the opposite six goals of the Imperial eastern army. whereas he and his fellow corpsmen tended to the bloody tide of squaddies pouring into their as soon as peaceable Naval medical institution, the japanese crushed the Pacific islands, taking pictures 78,000 POWs through April 1942. Myers used to be one of many first captured.

After a brutal three-year encampment, Myers and his fellow POWs have been compelled onto an enemy hell send sure for Japan. Suffocation, malnutrition, illness, dehydration, infestation, insanity, and straightforward melancholy claimed the lives of approximately 3 quarters of these who boarded "the beast".

Myers survived.

A compelling account of a hardly ever recorded occasion in army background, this can be greater than Estel Myers' actual story—this is an homage to the unfailing braveness of fellows at warfare, an inspiring chronicle of self-sacrifice and patience, and a tribute to the ability of religion, the energy of the soul, and the triumph of the human spirit.

"An inspiring examine one in all international conflict II's darkest hours." —James Bradley, writer of Flags of our Fathers and Flyboys

"A searing chronicle." —Kirkus experiences

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Was She Pretty?

By Leanne Shapton

A dreamy exploration of relationships and jealousy . . . pithy and deadpan . . . it is no self-help book." --Salon

What's left while a courting ends? the place does jealousy come from? Delicately and sensitively, Leanne Shapton (Swimming Studies) ruminates on ex-lovers, and our fans' ex-lovers. a couple of expressive pencil strains define a long-abandoned iciness coat right here, an ineffably captivating Mona Lisa smile there. every one double web page describes the best way all exes are captured: as very unlikely to stay as much as as a Polaroid taken at a flattering perspective.

This new paperback variation of Was She lovely? brings the reader deep right into a circle of phantoms: its intimate liaisons, embarrassing secrets and techniques, and sardonic anecdotes. Shapton introduces the obsessives and the dilettantes, the poets and the actresses, the folk with nice hair and the folks with idiosyncratic outfits. As humorous because it is insightful, Was She lovely? speaks to a crucial human crisis: How will we evaluate? Elegantly drawn and completely narrated, the pages of Was She beautiful? are a testimonial to the facility of remark and misapprehension.

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Albert Camus: A Life

By Olivier Todd

During this bright, attractive biography of Albert Camus, the the world over acclaimed writer of The Stranger, The Plague, and the autumn, French author and journalist Olivier Todd has richly tapped assets by no means sooner than available—personal correspondence, notebooks, public documents, in addition to specific interviews with Camus's kinfolk, pals, fellow staff, mentors, and enthusiasts. What emerges is the examine of a guy stuck in conflicts among kin loyalties and his personal passionate nature, among the decision to political motion and devotion to his paintings, among his help of the local Algerians and his id with the forgotten negative whites. Exploring Camus's impoverished youth within the Algerian urban of Belcourt, his underground actions in the course of the career in Paris, the intrigues of the French literati who embraced him after the e-book of his first novel, L'Etranger, Todd uncovers the solitary deepest guy at the back of the masks of his big name. He indicates us a author remoted by means of his personal good fortune, crippled by way of the charms of girls he couldn't withstand, debilitated by way of the tuberculosis that didn't kill him. the car twist of fate that did provides simply to the ironies within the lifetime of this foreign substantial of twentieth-century literature.</Div>

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J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013

'As an individual who respects complete examine, i'm in awe of the extent of aspect and period of time Philip Errington has devoted to this slavishly thorough and a bit mind-boggling bibliography.' J. ok. Rowling

This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. okay. Rowling. as well as entire bibliographic info of every variation of all her books, pamphlets and unique contributions to released works, there's distinctive info at the publishing historical past of her paintings, together with interesting extracts from correspondence, and data on Rowling at public sale. this can be the 1st resource on Rowling consulted via textual students, booklet purchasers and creditors, public sale homes, critics and researchers. the purpose of the publication is to checklist truth and dispel hearsay at the interesting publishing background of the Harry Potter series.

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Godfather: The Intimate Francis Ford Coppola

By Gene D. Phillips

WITH A FOREWORD through WALTER MURCH Gene Phillips blends biography, studio heritage, and picture feedback to accomplish the main entire paintings on Coppola ever written. The strength in the back of such renowned and severely acclaimed motion pictures as Apocalypse Now and the Godfather trilogy, Coppola has imprinted his particular variety on each one of his videos and at the panorama of yank pop culture. In Godfather , Phillips argues that Coppola has again and again bucked the Hollywood "factory method" in an try and create special motion pictures that replicate his personal inventive vision―often to the detriment of his profession and funds. Phillips carried out interviews with the director and his colleagues and tested Coppola's creation journals and screenplays. Phillips additionally reviewed infrequent copies of Coppola's pupil movies, his early tours into soft-core pornography, and his much less celebrated productions resembling One from the guts and Tucker: the fellow and His Dream . the result's the definitive review of 1 of Hollywood's so much enduring and misunderstood mavericks.

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James Madison

By Richard Brookhiser

James Madison led some of the most influential and prolific lives in American historical past, and his story—although all too usually overshadowed through his extra celebrated contemporaries—is quintessential to that of the state. Madison helped to form our kingdom as maybe no different Founder: participating at the Federalist Papers and the invoice of Rights, resisting govt overreach by means of assembling one of many nation’s first political events (the Republicans, who grew to become today’s Democrats), and taking to the battlefield throughout the warfare of 1812, turning into the final president to steer troops in combat.

during this penetrating biography, eminent historian Richard Brookhiser offers a vibrant portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an comprehensive but humble statesman who nourished americans’ fledgling liberty and vigorously defended the legislation that experience preserved it to this day.

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Rescued: One Family's Miraculous Story of Survival

By Brian Brown

When a kinfolk time out in a personal aircraft takes a sad flip, a Memorial expedition turns into an unforgettable 15 hours of threat, rescue efforts, and miracles.

On a transparent Saturday morning, specialist fireplace captain and personal pilot Brian Brown, his spouse, and more youthful daughter headed out of their Cessna Sky Hawk for a weekend with their elder daughter. yet unforeseen serious stipulations ship the craft into the treacherous warfare Eagle Idaho mountainside…a distant position that may make conversation and rescue approximately impossible―if they survived.

This desirable tale, featured on The at the present time Show, is ready a kinfolk in quandary, emergency plans for survival, and the terrific orchestration of neighborhood, kingdom, and nationwide rescue staff who courageous unpredictable stumbling blocks to complete the unimaginable.

An exciting account of religion and braveness reminds readers that one's darkest hour can develop into the panorama for miracles to unfold.

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