A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France

By Susan Ottaway

The awesome real tale of British certain brokers Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked every little thing to struggle for freedom in the course of the moment global War.

When aged recluse Eileen Nearne died, few suspected that the quiet little previous girl was once a embellished WWII battle hero. Volunteering to serve for British intelligence at age 21, Eileen was once published to Nazi-occupied France to ship encoded messages of an important value for the Allies, until eventually her catch through the Gestapo.

Eileen was once no longer the one agent in her family---her sister Jacqueline was once a courier for the French resistance. whereas Jacqueline narrowly shunned arrest, Eileen was once tortured via the Nazis, then despatched to the notorious Ravensbrück women's focus camp. Astonishingly, this imaginitive younger girl finally escaped her captors and located her method to the advancing American army.

In this outstanding actual tale of triumph and tragedy, Susan Ottaway unveils the key lives of 2 sisters who sacrificed themselves to guard their country.

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The 100 Most Influential Philosophers of All Time (The Britannica Guide to the World's Most Influential People)

Offers an advent to the world's so much influential philosophers, with a short precis in their lives and teachings, from the early philosophers of the Greek period as much as the foremost philosophers of the 20 th century.
Title: The a hundred so much Influential Philosophers of All Time
Author: Duignan, Brian (EDT)
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group
Publication Date: 2009/12/20
Number of Pages: 367
Binding kind: LIBRARY
Library of Congress: 2009029773

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La protesta e l'amore: conversazioni con Luca Bonaffini

By Mario Bonanno

L. a. protesta e l’amore è stato pensato come un libro spurio e trasversale. Un concentration svagato e divagante sui giorni, i dischi e i pensieri di Luca Bonaffini.

Un altro modo in line with raccontare l. a. faccia oscura della luna che continua a spuntare dal monte ma non according to tutti. Prendetela come una storia esemplare, piovuta dritta dal B-side del cantautorato italiano. Dove l. a. “B” è da assumersi come collocazione imposta (a volte auto-imposta). Tutt’altro che una diminutio, o una sottospecie.

Luca Bonaffini scrive-canta-suona in keeping with sé e in step with gli altri da trent’anni buoni. Lo fa gettando il cuore oltre ogni ostacolo, in step with chi ha orecchie e testa according to intendere. Lo fa perché non saprebbe fare altrimenti. Lo fa con ostinazione prima ancora che in keeping with atto di sincerità.

Questo libro raccoglie molto della sua storia – l’anti-epica di un attraversatore di sogni, riff, facce da rock and roll (o, insomma, giù di lì) – così come è venuta fuori dagli incontri che ho avuto con lui nel corso del tempo.

Spero vi piaccia e che vi faccia anche incazzare. Un po’ come succede nella vita quando siamo alle prese con l. a. protesta e l’amore.

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Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan

By William Hjortsberg

Confident and powerful, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an finished biography of past due novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, writer of Troutfishing in America and A accomplice normal from monstrous Sur, between many others. while Brautigan took his personal existence in September of 1984 his shut pals and community of artists and writers have been devastated even though now not solely shocked. To many, Brautigan used to be shrouded in enigma, erratic and unpredictable in his behavior and presentation. yet his occupation was once bold, an suggestion to younger writers like William Hjortsberg attempting to get their begin. Brautigan’s occupation wove its means via either the Beat-influenced San Francisco Renaissance within the Fifties and the “Flower energy” hippie move of the Sixties; whereas he by no means claimed direct creative involvement with both interval, Jubilee Hitchhiker additionally delves deeply into the lively instances during which he lived.

As Hjortsberg courses us via his seek to discover Brautigan as a guy the reader is pulled deeply into the writer’s international. eventually it is a paintings that seeks to attach the Brautigan recognized to his fanatics with the guy who ended his lifestyles so suddenly in 1984 whereas revealing the shut ties among his writing and the particular occasions of his lifestyles. half background, half biography, and half memoir, Jubilee Hitchhiker etches the portrait of a guy destroyed by way of his genius.

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A Writer's Life

By Gay Talese

The interior workings of a writer’s existence, the interaction among event and writing, are brilliantly mentioned by way of a grasp of the artwork. homosexual Talese now specializes in his personal life—the zeal for the reality, the narrative area, the occasionally startling precision, that gained accolades for his journalism and best-sellerdom and popularity of his revelatory books approximately The manhattan occasions (The nation and the Power), the Mafia (Honor Thy Father), the intercourse (Thy Neighbor’s Wife), and, targeting his family, the yankee immigrant adventure (Unto the Sons).

How has Talese came across his matters? What has encouraged, blocked, or encouraged his writing? listed here are his beginner beginnings on his collage newspaper; his expert climb at The manhattan occasions; his wish to write on a bigger canvas, which led him to journal writing at Esquire and then to books. We see his involvement with problems with race from his scholar days within the Deep South to a up to date interracial marriage ceremony in Selma, Alabama, the place he as soon as lined the fierce fight for civil rights. listed below are his reflections at the altering American sexual mores he has written approximately during the last fifty years, and a outstanding examine the lives—and their meaning—of Lorena and John Bobbitt. he is taking us behind the curtain of his mythical profile of Frank Sinatra, his writings approximately Joe DiMaggio and heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, and his interview with the top of a Mafia family.

But he's at his so much poignant in speaking concerning the usual women and men whose tales ended in his so much memorable paintings. In outstanding type, he strains the historical past of a unmarried eating place position in long island, developing an ethnic mosaic of 1 restaurateur after the opposite whose goals have been dashed whereas a successor’s have been born. And as he delves into the lifetime of a tender girl chinese language football participant, we see his eating curiosity on this planet in its newest manifestation.

In those and different memories and tales, Talese provides us a desirable photo of either the serendipity and meticulousness concerned about getting a narrative. He makes transparent that all folks represents a superb one, if a author has the interest to grasp it, the diligence to pursue it, and the need to get it right.

Candid, funny, deeply impassioned—a stunning booklet in regards to the nature of writing in a single man’s lifestyles, and of writing itself.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

By Darby Penney

The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply relocating testomony to the human part of psychological affliction, and of the slender margin which so frequently separates the sane from the mad. it's a outstanding portrait, too, of the lifetime of a psychiatric asylum—the kind of neighborhood within which, for higher and for worse, millions of individuals lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny’s cautious ancient (almost archaeological) and biographical reconstructions supply us targeted perception into those lives which might rather be misplaced and, certainly, incredible to the remainder of us.” —Oliver Sacks

“Fascinating. . . . The haunting factor in regards to the suitcase vendors is that it’s really easy to spot with them.” —Newsweek

When Willard country sanatorium closed its doorways in 1995, after working as one in all ny State’s greatest psychological associations for over a hundred and twenty years, a forgotten attic full of suitcases belonging to former sufferers used to be chanced on. utilizing the possessions present in those suitcases besides institutional documents and medical professionals’ notes from sufferer classes, Darby Penney, a number one suggest of sufferers’ rights, and Peter Stastny, a psychiatrist and documentary filmmaker, have been capable of reconstruct the lives of ten sufferers who resided at Willard throughout the first 1/2 the 20 th century.

The Lives They Left Behind tells their tale. as well as those human pictures, the booklet includes over a hundred pictures in addition to beneficial old historical past on how this state-funded establishment operated. because it restores the humanity of the participants it so poignantly conjures up, The Lives They Left Behind unearths the big old inadequacies of a psychiatric approach that has but to heal itself.

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Joan Robinson (Great Thinkers in Economics)

By Geoffrey Harcourt, Prue Kerr

Joan Robinson is generally thought of to be among the best economists of the 20 th Century. This e-book presents a finished examine of her existence and paintings, reading her function within the making of the final idea, her serious curiosity in Marxian economics, her contributions to Labour celebration coverage and her writings on improvement, particularly China.

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Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction

By Sue William Silverman

Now an entire life tv unique motion picture airing April 2008 with Sally Pressman, famous person of Army Wives.

during this strong memoir, a girl learns to price herself—as an entire individual instead of as a sexual item. Sue William Silverman tells of her roller-coaster lifetime of intercourse and self-destructive habit. eventually, hooked on probability itself, she seeks assistance from a depended on therapist to find what love fairly capacity.

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Growing Up (Signet)

By Russell Baker

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, so much tragical but comical photograph of coming of age within the U.S.A. within the Depresson years and global struggle II that has ever been written."—Harrison Salisbury.

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Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues

By Elijah Wald

The lifetime of blues legend Robert Johnson turns into the center-piece for this leading edge examine what many deliberate to be America's inner most and such a lot influential track style. Pivotal are the questions surrounding why Johnson used to be overlooked via the middle black viewers of his time but now celebrated because the maximum determine in blues history.

Trying to split fantasy from fact, biographer Elijah Wald experiences the blues from the interior -- not just interpreting recordings but in addition the memories of the musicians themselves, the African-American press, in addition to analyzing unique examine. What emerges is a brand new appreciation for the blues and the flow of its artists from the shadows of the Thirties Mississippi Delta to the mainstream venues frequented via modern unswerving blues fans.

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