Category Archives: Biography

On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno

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By David Sheppard

Few checklist collections stay untouched via Brian Eno’s aesthetic DNA: from ambient soundscapes and world-music hybrids to chop ’n’ paste vocal samples and amniotic chill-out rooms, Eno is throughout us. A sonic alchemist to the celebrities, his tackle publication is a veritable who’s who of rock and his credits ornaments an outrageous variety of albums. Tellingly, Eno’s paintings with Roxy tune, David Bowie, speaking Heads, Devo, U2, and Coldplay has coincided with these artists generating their so much severely respected work.
 
On a few remote seashore is the 1st critical, severe exam of the existence and instances of Brian Eno. David Sheppard has interviewed key collaborators like David Byrne, Robert Wyatt, John Cale, Bryan Ferry, and Gavin Bryars. yet extra importantly, Sheppard has had massive assistance and enter from Brian and Anthea Eno themselves, whereas keeping an area and independence in accordance with his subject.

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Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young (Hollywood Legends Series)

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By Bernard F. Dick

Loretta younger (1913–2000) used to be an Academy Award–winning actress recognized for religious Catholicism and her performances in The Farmer’s Daughter, The Bishop’s Wife, and Come to the Stable, and for her long-running and vastly renowned tv sequence. yet that was once no longer the complete story.

Hollywood Madonna explores the entire saga of Loretta Young’s expert and private existence. She made her movie debut at age 4, turned a celeb at fifteen, and plenty of awards and accolades later, made her ultimate tv motion picture at age seventy-six. This biography withholds not one of the info of her affair with Clark Gable and the daughter that robust love produced. Bernard F. Dick locations Young’s affair within the right context of the time and the alternatives to be had to ladies in 1935, particularly a famous Catholic like younger, whose occupation might were in ruins if the general public knew of her tryst. With the beginning of a daughter, who could were branded a love baby, Loretta younger reached the crossroads of disclosure and deception, making a choice on the latter course. That selection ended in an illustrious occupation for her and a tortured youth for her daughter.

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

| September 29, 2016 | admin | 0

By Sheryl Sandberg

Thirty years after ladies turned 50 percentage of the school graduates within the usa, males nonetheless carry nearly all of management positions in executive and undefined. which means women’s voices are nonetheless now not heard both within the judgements that almost all have an effect on our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s growth in attaining management roles has stalled, explains the basis explanations, and gives compelling, common-sense recommendations that could empower girls to accomplish their complete strength.

Sandberg is the executive working officer of fb and is ranked on Fortune’s checklist of the 50 strongest girls in enterprise and as certainly one of Time’s a hundred such a lot Influential humans on the earth. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk within which she defined how ladies by chance carry themselves again of their careers. Her speak, which grew to become a phenomenon and has been considered greater than million instances, inspired girls to “sit on the table,” search demanding situations, take dangers, and pursue their ambitions with gusto.

In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into those concerns, combining own anecdotes, challenging facts, and compelling study to chop throughout the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and offerings of operating ladies. She recounts her personal judgements, errors, and day-by-day struggles to make definitely the right offerings for herself, her occupation, and her relatives. She offers sensible suggestion on negotiation ideas, mentorship, and construction a delightful profession, urging girls to set barriers and to desert the parable of “having it all.”  She describes particular steps ladies can take to mix specialist success with own achievement and demonstrates how males can gain by way of assisting ladies within the office and at home. 

Written with either humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s ebook is an inspiring name to motion and a blueprint for person progress. Lean In is destined to alter the dialog from what girls can’t do to what they can.

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Edgar Allan Poe (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives)

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By Kevin J. Hayes

The lifetime of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49) is the crucial writer’s biography—great works bobbing up from a lifetime of melancholy, poverty, alcoholism, and a mysterious solitary loss of life. it can look like a cliché now, however it used to be Poe who contributed to shaping this concept within the well known mind's eye. regardless of or maybe even encouraged by means of his many hardships, Poe wrote one of the most famous poems and intricately crafted tales in American literature. In Edgar Allan Poe, Kevin J. Hayes argues that Poe’s paintings expected some of the instructions Western concept may soak up the century to return, and he identifies hyperlinks among Poe and writers and artists equivalent to Walter Benjamin, Salvador Dalí, Sergei Eisenstein, and Jean Cocteau.

 

Whereas prior biographers have tended to be aware of the sorry information of Poe’s existence, in contrast Hayes takes an unique process via analyzing Poe’s lifestyles in the context of his writings. the writer bargains clean, insightful readings of a lot of Poe’s brief tales, and provides newly-discovered information regarding formerly unknown books from Poe’s library, in addition to up to date biographical information bought from nineteenth-century newspapers and magazines. This well-researched biography is going past past scholarship and creates a whole photo of Poe and his major physique of work.

 

Approachably written, Edgar Allan Poe will attract the numerous lovers of Poe’s work—from “The Raven” to the “Tell-Tale Heart”—as good as readers drawn to American literary history.

 

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The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing

| September 29, 2016 | admin | 0

By Rod Nordland

A riveting, real-life similar of The Kite Runner—an astonishingly robust and profoundly relocating tale of a tender couple prepared to danger every thing for romance that places a human face at the ongoing debate approximately women’s rights within the Muslim world.

Zakia and Ali have been from diversified tribes, yet they grew up on neighboring farms within the hinterlands of Afghanistan. by the point they have been younger young ones, Zakia, strikingly attractive and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and delicate, had fallen in love. Defying their households, sectarian alterations, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic legislations, they ran away jointly in basic terms to stay below consistent possibility from Zakia’s huge and vengeful kinfolk, who've vowed to kill her to revive the family’s honor. they're nonetheless in hiding.

Despite a decade of yankee solid intentions, ladies in Afghanistan are nonetheless subjected to a couple of the worst human rights violations on this planet. Rod Nordland, then the Kabul bureau leader of the New York Times, had watched those abuses spread for years whilst he stumbled on Zakia and Ali, and has not just chronicled their plight, yet has additionally shepherded them from danger.

The Lovers will do for women’s rights in general what Malala’s tale did for women’s schooling. it really is an unbelievable tale approximately self-determination and the which means of affection that illustrates, as no coverage ebook may well, the bounds of Western effect on fundamentalist Islamic tradition and, even as, the necessity for swap.

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Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!

| September 29, 2016 | admin | 0

By Karen Gravano, Lisa Pulitzer

From Karen Gravano, a celebrity of the hit VH1 truth exhibit Mob better halves, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia adolescence, the place love and family members come hand-in-hand with homicide and betrayal.

Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy "the Bull" Gravano, as soon as one of many mafia's such a lot feared hit males. With nineteen confessed murders, the previous Gambino Crime family members underboss―and John Gotti's right-hand man―is the top score gangster ever to show State's facts and testify opposed to individuals of his high-profile crime kin.

But to Karen, Sammy Gravano used to be a occasionally elusive yet consistently loving father determine. He used to be ever-present on the head of the dinner desk. He made a residing operating a development enterprise and several other nightclubs. He stayed out past due, and occasionally he did not come domestic in any respect. He hosted "secret" conferences at their condo, and had numerous whispered conversations with "business associates." via the age of twelve, Karen knew he was once a gangster. And as she grew up, whereas her friends anxious approximately outfits and schoolwork, she was once coming face-to-face with crime and homicide. Gravano used to be nineteen years previous whilst her father became his again at the mob and cooperated with the Feds. the cloth of her family members used to be ripped aside, and so they have been immediately rejected via the groups they grew up in.

Mob Daughter is the tale of a daughter's fight to reconcile identical to her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and the way, in therapeutic the rift among the 2, she was once in a position to forge a brand new life.

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Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member

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Whilst the second one global warfare broke out, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, then 25-years-old, fought enthusiastically for Germany as a cavalry officer. yet after studying Nazi crimes, von Boeselager’s patriotism speedy became to disgust, and he joined a gaggle of conspirators who plotted to kill Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. during this stylish yet unflinching memoir, von Boeselager provides voice to the spirit of the small yet decided band of guys who took a stand opposed to the 3rd Reich in what culminating within the failed “Valkyrie” plot—one of the main interesting close to misses of twentieth-century heritage.

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Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era

| September 29, 2016 | admin | 0

By David Herbert Donald

A groundbreaking reassessment of the existence and occasions of America’s such a lot respected president from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of Lincoln

First released in 1956 and revised and up to date for the twenty-first century, Lincoln Reconsidered is a masterpiece of Civil struggle scholarship. In a dozen eloquent, witty, and incisive essays, the writer of the definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln bargains a clean viewpoint on issues formerly shrouded in fantasy and hagiography and brings the president’s tough-mindedness, strategic acumen, and political flexibility into sharp focus.

From Lincoln’s patchwork schooling to his contradictory interpretations of the structure and the legacy of the Founding Fathers, David Herbert Donald finds the felony brain at the back of the legend of the good Emancipator. “Toward a Reconsideration of the Abolitionists” sheds new mild at the radicalism of the antislavery move, whereas “Herndon and Mary Lincoln” brilliantly characterizes the complex courting among of the president’s closest partners. “Getting correct with Lincoln” and “The Folklore Lincoln” draw at the tools of cultural anthropology to supply a provocative research of Lincoln as symbol.

No historian has performed extra to reinforce our knowing of Lincoln’s presidency and the factors and results of the Civil warfare than Donald. Lincoln Reconsidered is an exciting and obtainable advent to his paintings and a must-read for each pupil of yankee background.

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Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi

| September 29, 2016 | admin | 0

By William Fotheringham

A extraordinary biography of 1 of history's greatest cyclists—a guy who lived a tumultous lifestyles, and was once voted the preferred Italian sportsman of the twentieth century Fausto Angelo Coppi used to be the campionissimo, or champion of champions, and this is often the tragic tale of his life and death, and how a guy who turned the emblem of a nation's rebirth after the failures of conflict died reviled and heartbroken. the best bicycle owner of the fast post-war years, he was once the 1st guy to win cycling's nice double, the travel de France and journey of Italy, within the comparable year—and he did it two times. He accomplished legendary prestige for his crushing solo victories, global titles and global files. yet his importance extends a ways past his activity. Coppi's scandalous divorce and arguable early demise convulsed a conservative, staunchly Roman Catholic Italy within the Nineteen Fifties. At a time whilst adultery used to be nonetheless unlawful, Coppi and his lover have been dragged from their mattress in the midst of the evening, excommunicated, and compelled to stand a clamorous criminal conflict, the ramifications of which are nonetheless being felt this day. advised with perception and intelligence, this can be a precise portrait of Italy and Italian recreation at a time of tumultuous swap.

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Mozart - Sein Leben und Schaffen: Komplettausgabe: Die Biografie von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Genius und Eros) (German Edition)

| September 28, 2016 | admin | 0

By Karl Storck

Dieses booklet: "Mozart - Sein Leben und Schaffen (Komplettausgabe)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Karl Storck (1873-1920) ist einer der bedeutendsten Musikhistoriker des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Mozart Biographie gehört zu den renommiertesten Werken. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), conflict ein Komponist zur Zeit der Wiener Klassik. Sein umfangreiches Werk genießt weltweite Popularität und gehört zum Bedeutendsten im Repertoire klassischer Musik.
Inhalt:
Sein Leben und Schaffen
Vom musikalischen Genie und dem Universalstil der Musik
Erster Teil: Kinder-und Lehrjahre
1. Die Eltern und das Kind
2. Die Weltreise des Wunderkindes
3. Heimatliches Intermezzo
4. Italienische Reisen
5. In der Salzburger Enge
6. Ergebnisse
Zweiter Teil: Wanderjahre
7. Mannheim
8. Paris
9. Zurück ins Joch
10. Die Befreiung
Dritter Teil: Meisterjahre
11. Die Entführung aus dem Serail und aus dem "Auge Gottes"
12. Alltagsleiden und -freuden
13. Zwischen den Opern
14. Die italienischen Opern
15. Zum frühen Ende
Ausklang

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