Download E-books The Secret Life of Glenn Gould: A Genius in Love PDF

By Michael Clarkson

In the course of the thoughts of his ladies and confidantes, this biography offers a clean portrait of virtuoso pianist Glenn Gould, detailing his many motivations, goals, quirks, and fears. full of own tales from the folks who have been in detail concerned with the guy, this account indicates how Gould, the world’s maximum pianist within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, used to be richly encouraged via, and bared his soul on the keyboard to, the varied ladies who stirred his hard-to-fetch feelings. lengthy thought of to be an asexual, lonely, and selfish determine, this exposé—by analyzing the main points approximately Gould’s many amorous affairs and the way they affected his lifestyles, tune, and filmmaking—presents a different viewpoint on essentially the most enigmatic artists of the 20 th century.

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"Fans of Gould will welcome this addition to the canon, which, regardless of its restricted, voyeuristic ambition, is either revealing and respectful." —Library Journal

"[Gould’s] many bittersweet sexual affairs, right here meticulously printed and chronicled via Michael Clarkson, make compelling examining. The sensual Mr. Gould's Goldberg adaptations weren't completely approximately Johann Sebastian Bach." — Peter C. Newman, journalist and bestselling writer, right here Be Dragons

"[Clarkson] has to be given credits for doggedness, readability of writing, and enthusiasm." —Quill & Quire

"Already the topic of greater than a dozen books, Gould is much more interesting because of Clarkson's book." —The nationwide Post

"This e-book includes interesting info you can't simply get wherever else . . . Gould emerges as extra human, and his notable musical achievements develop into all of the extra remarkable." —Winnipeg loose Press

"Clarkson indicates himself to be a considerate commentator, supplying the occasional salacious element yet settling on a decidedly respectful voice while recounting Gould's amorous, usually bittersweet liaisons. . . . A clean and engaging examine the human part of genius." —Scene Magazine

"Clarkson is ready to draw the reader into the soul of the single of the main eccentric, delicate and haunted musical geniuses the area has ever produced. this is often an amazingly particular and good researched ebook that I couldn't positioned down." —Liona Boyd, CM, LLD

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Download E-books Mötley Crüe: A Visual History: 1983-2005 PDF

By Nikki Sixx, Neil Zlozower

Mötley Crüe's gleeful glam debauchery and unstoppable anthems have made them steel gods, promoting over seventy two million album copies all over the world and touchdown their band biography The airborne dirt and dust on bestseller lists round the state. Mötley Crüe is—amazingly—the first photographic historical past of the band. mythical rock photographer Neil Zlozower's photos catch the band's upward push from their step forward album Shout on the satan via rock 'n' roll excesses to persist with with the extraordinary all-access candor of a pal to the band. In hundreds and hundreds of images and tales from the band and people on the subject of them, Mötley Crüe unearths them onstage, behind the curtain, on journey, striking out, and in studio—a must-have album of images and testimony on essentially the most strong and arguable bands in rock historical past.

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Download E-books The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt PDF

By Hannelore Brenner

From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand little ones gone through the Theresienstadt internment camp, close to Prague, on their technique to Auschwitz. just a couple of hundred of them survived the warfare. In The women of Room 28, ten of those childrenmothers and grandmothers at the present time of their seventiestell us how they did it.

The Jews deported to Theresienstadt from nations everywhere Europe have been conscious of the destiny that awaited them, and so they made up our minds that it used to be the kids who had the easiest likelihood to outlive. maintaining those teens alive, maintaining them entire in physique, brain, and spirit, grew to become the concern. They have been housed individually, in dormitory-like barracks, the place they'd a better probability of staying fit and higher entry to nutrition, and the place counselors (young women and men who have been academics and formative years employees) created a disciplined surroundings regardless of the encompassing horrors. the advisors additionally made on hand to the youth the skills of an awesome array of world-class artists, musicians, and playwrights–European Jews who have been additionally on their option to Auschwitz. below their guide, the youngsters produced artwork, poetry, and song, and so they played in theatrical productions, such a lot significantly Brundibar, the mythical “children’s opera” that celebrates the triumph of excellent over evil.

In the mid-1990s, German journalist Hannelore Brenner met ten of those baby survivors—women of their late-seventies this day, who reunite each year at a lodge within the Czech Republic. Weaving her interviews with the ladies including excerpts from diaries that have been saved secretly throughout the conflict and samples of the paintings, track, and poetry created at Theresienstadt, Brenner supplies us an unparalleled photo of lifestyle there, and of the intense power, sacrifice, and indomitable will that combined—in the ladies and of their caretakers—to make survival attainable.

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Download E-books Onward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War PDF

By Philippe Bieler

The Bieler family's mammoth selection of wartime letters and pictures inform intimate, firsthand tales of 5 younger brothers and their mom and dad. In Onward, pricey Boys, Philippe Bieler skilfully weaves jointly his personal voice with these of his grandparents, his father, and his uncles right into a tale of battle, immigration, and relations lifestyles. Settling within the province of Quebec, then divided into French-speaking Catholics and English-speaking Anglicans, was once a fight for those religious, francophone Calvinists, yet with the unforeseen statement of struggle in 1914 got here a fair higher problem. In 1915 3 of the 5 Bieler boys volunteered with the Princess Patricia Regiment, and in 1916 the fourth son undefined. The eldest, Jean, turned an assistant to Colonel Birkett, commander of the McGill-financed Canadian sanatorium in Boulogne, and the second-eldest, Etienne, was once promoted to lieutenant of an artillery brigade. the opposite have been privates who fought in battles together with Sanctuary wooden, the Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele, and in 1917, the fourth son, Philippe, died on the entrance. Upon their go back to civilian existence, the surviving brothers grew to become leaders in govt, technological know-how, and the humanities : the eldest as Deputy Finance Director of the League of countries, the second one as a colleague of Sir Ernest Rutherford within the learn of the atom, and the 3rd as President of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The youngest, Jacques, who was once too younger to visit conflict, was once an instigator of the CCF get together, a precursor to the NDP. Enlivened through a wealth of family members archival fabric, Onward, pricey Boys is a poignant tale of the reports of conflict and its impression on a relations of recent Canadians through the first a long time of the 20 th century.

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Download E-books Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics PDF

By Jennifer Sey

Fanciful desires of gold-medal glory led Jennifer Sey to the neighborhood gymnastics membership in 1976. A usual flair and a willingness to undergo punishing exertions took her to the elite ranks by the point she used to be 11 years previous. Jennifer traveled the rustic and the realm competing for the U.S. nationwide workforce, however the better she set her sights—the global championships, the 1988 Olympics—the extra she started to forget about her actual and psychological healthiness. Jennifer suffered devastating accidents, built an consuming sickness, and lived faraway from friends and family, involved in the sake of profitable. whilst her mom and dad and coaches overpassed her most sensible pursuits, Jennifer had no selection yet to redefine her direction into maturity. She needed to store herself.

Chalked Up grants an unforgettable coming-of-age tale that may resonate with someone who has ever felt now not more than enough and has ultimately come to simply accept who they have been intended to be.

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Download E-books Ibid: A Life PDF

By Mark Dunn

Mark Dunn returns for his 3rd novel with MacAdam/Cage with Ibid, a unique written fullyyt in footnotes. "Being a kind of infrequent birds who really reads footnotes," reviews Dunn, "I usually locate myself rewarded through my time spent within the margins. Many authors supply themselves amazing license of their footnotes to enable their shield down, even get a bit frisky and mischievous." And so the belief for Ibid was once born. Dunn pushes this propensity to the restrict, and has created a full-length hilarious novel fullyyt upon the margins of a fictitious textual content. Ibid tells the fictitious tale of Jonathan Blashette, nice American entrepreneur and humanitarian, illuminating his existence, 1888-1962, supplying, alongside the way in which, glimpses into the lives of lots of those that populated his expansive international. A comedic Typhoid Mary, Jonathan's lifestyles makes us either wince and snort at these lost intentioned and the beliefs of a century that maybe took itself somewhat too heavily. Dunn holds up a funhouse replicate on the pedestaled citizens of the age and asks why such a lot of of the extra recognized ones did such a lot of silly issues and barely acquired known as for them.

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Download E-books Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution PDF

The authoritative first-hand account of latest Venezuela, Hugo Chávez areas the country’s debatable and charismatic president in old point of view, and examines his plans and courses. Welcomed in 1999 via the population of the teeming shanty cities of Caracas as their power savior, and greeted via Washington with substantial alarm, this former golpista-turned-democrat took up the goals and pursuits of Venezuela’s liberator, Simón Bolívar. Now in workplace for over a decade, President Chávez has undertaken the main wide-ranging transformation of oil-rich Venezuela for part a century, and dramatically affected the political debate all through Latin America.

In this up-to-date version, Richard Gott displays at the achievements of the Bolivarian revolution, and the demanding situations that lie forward.

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Download E-books A Death in Belmont (P.S.) PDF

By Sebastian Junger

In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked via a stunning homicide that matches the development of the notorious Boston Strangler, nonetheless at huge. Hoping for a holiday within the case, the police arrest Roy Smith, a black ex-con whom the sufferer employed to wash her condo. Smith is rapidly convicted of the homicide, however the Strangler's terror maintains. and during all of it, one guy escapes the scrutiny of the police: a wood worker operating on the time on the Belmont domestic of younger Sebastian Junger and his parents—a guy named Albert

From the acclaimed writer of A ideal Storm comes a strong chronicle of 3 lives that collide within the vortex of 1 of America's such a lot debatable serial homicide cases.

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By Ronda Rousey

THE simply authentic RONDA ROUSEY BOOK

“The struggle is yours to win.”

In this inspiring and relocating ebook, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood megastar charts her tough route to glory.  

Marked via her signature appeal, barbed wit, and indisputable strength, Rousey’s account of the hardest fights of her life—in and outdoors the Octagon—reveals the painful lack of her father while she was once 8 years outdated, the depth of her judo education, her battles with love, her meteoric upward thrust to status, the key in the back of her undefeated UFC checklist, and what it takes to turn into the hardest lady in the world. Rousey stocks hard-won classes on tips to be the easiest at what you do, together with how to define success within the sacrifices, find out how to flip obstacles into possibilities, and the way to be the easiest in your worst day.

Packed with uncooked emotion, drama, and knowledge this is often an unforgettable ebook by way of essentially the most outstanding ladies on the earth.  

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Download E-books The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley PDF

By Alanna Nash

A meticulously researched biography, this tale profiles "The Colonel" Tom Parker, the guy at the back of Elvis Presley, in a compelling new gentle. packed with startling fabric present in never-before-seen files, together with Parker's military documents, psychiatric reviews, and police reviews, this research demanding situations even the main usual facets of the Presley saga. Parker, who dealt with each point of Elvis Presley's profession and masses in his own lifestyles, is printed as an overwhelmingly egocentric guy who sought to conceal his personal unlawful alien prestige instead of extra the artwork of a very good musician. striking and impeccably written, this enjoyable ebook proves that the one determine in American pop culture as attention-grabbing as Elvis Presley is Colonel Tom Parker, the fellow who formed Elvis, and in flip formed tune history.

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