High On Arrival: A Memoir

By Mackenzie Phillips

Mackenzie Phillips stocks “a uncooked glimpse” (Entertainment Weekly) into her lifelong conflict with own demons and near-fatal addictions—and unearths the shattering fact at the back of her complicated, secretive, and destructive background together with her father, the mythical John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.

Not lengthy ahead of her 50th birthday, Mackenzie Phillips made headlines together with her arrest for drug ownership at la foreign Airport; the actor-musician-mother were on her solution to a reunion of One Day at a Time, the highly well known ’70s sitcom on which she as soon as starred because the cute insurgent Julie Cooper.

Born into rock-and-roll royalty, flying in Learjets to the Virgin Islands at 5, making pot truffles with Donovan at 11, Mackenzie grew up in an all-access country of hippie freedom and heroin cool. As a emerging Hollywood famous person herself, she joined the nonstop occasion within the hedonistic excitement dome of her father’s making, and a rapt television viewers watched as Julie Cooper wasted away sooner than their eyes. by the point Mackenzie chanced on how deep and darkish her father’s journey used to be going, it used to be too late.

As an grownup, she has paid dearly for a life of extra, operating tirelessly to reconcile her incredible, bad earlier and the pull of her magnetic father. via sharing her trip towards redemption and peace, the superstar who grew to become up High on Arrival has ultimately come again right down to earth—to remain.

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James Joyce (Oxford Lives S)

By Richard Ellmann

Richard Ellmann has revised and accelerated his definitive paintings on Joyce's lifestyles to incorporate newly came upon basic fabric, together with info of a failed love affair, a limerick approximately Samuel Beckett, a dream computer, formerly unknown letters, and lots more and plenty more.

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Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

By Molly Wizenberg

The New York instances bestseller from the writer of A do-it-yourself existence and the weblog Orangette approximately beginning a restaurant together with her new husband: “You’ll believe the heat from this pizza oven...cheerfully honest...warm and inclusive, similar to her cooking” (USA TODAY).

When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit, he used to be a knowledgeable composer with a handful of offbeat pursuits: coffee machines, wood boats, violin-building, and ice cream–making. So whilst Brandon made up our minds to open a pizza eating place, Molly was once supportive—not simply because she sought after him to do it, yet as the suggestion was once so far-fetched that she didn’t imagine he might. ahead of she knew it, he’d signed a hire on an area. The eating place, Delancey, was once going to be a fact, and all of Molly’s assumptions approximately her marriage have been approximately to change.

Together they equipped Delancey: gutting and renovating the gap on a cobbled-together finances, constructing a menu, hiring employees, and passing inspections. Delancey turned a hit, and Molly attempted to persuade herself that she was once chuffed of their new existence until—in the warmth and strain of the eating place kitchen—she discovered that she hadn’t been sincere with herself or Brandon.

With evocative photographs via Molly and twenty new recipes for the type of easy, scrumptious nutrition that cooks devour at domestic, Delancey explores that intimate territory the place nutrients and existence meet. This relocating and sincere account of 2 humans studying to offer in and allow pass in an effort to develop jointly is “a crave-worthy memoir that's half love tale, half eating place story. delicious” (People).

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Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood

By Ellen F. Brown

Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood provides the 1st finished assessment of ways this iconic novel turned a global phenomenon that has controlled to maintain the public's curiosity for seventy-five years. numerous Mitchell biographies and several other compilations of her letters inform a part of the tale, yet, earlier, no unmarried resource has published the complete saga. This pleasing account of a literary and pa tradition phenomenon tells how Mitchell's ebook used to be constructed, advertised, disbursed, and differently groomed for fulfillment within the 1930s—and the savvy measures taken considering the fact that then via the writer, her writer, and her property to make sure its longevity.

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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

By Jon Meacham

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr BY
The long island occasions ebook overview • The Washington submit • leisure Weekly • The Seattle occasions • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek

In this exceptional biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to existence a unprecedented guy and his awesome occasions. Thomas Jefferson: The paintings of Power offers us Jefferson the flesh presser and president, an excellent and intricate man or woman without end engaged within the wars of his period. Philosophers imagine; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was once that he used to be either and will do either, usually at the same time. Such is the artwork of power.
Thomas Jefferson hated disagreement, and but his figuring out of energy and of human nature enabled him to maneuver males and to marshal principles, to profit from his error, and to be triumphant. captivated with many things—women, his kin, books, technology, structure, gardens, neighbors, Monticello, and Paris—Jefferson enjoyed the USA such a lot, and he strove again and again, regardless of fierce competition, to gain his imaginative and prescient: the production, survival, and luck of renowned govt in the US. Jon Meacham shall we us see Jefferson’s global as Jefferson himself observed it, and to understand how Jefferson chanced on the capability to suffer and win within the face of rife partisan department, fiscal uncertainty, and exterior risk. Drawing on documents within the usa, England, and France, in addition to unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham offers Jefferson because the such a lot profitable political chief of the early republic, and maybe in all of yank history.
the daddy of the perfect of person liberty, of the Louisiana buy, of the Lewis and Clark excursion, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson famous that the genius of humanity—and the genius of the recent nation—lay within the chance of growth, of researching the undiscovered and looking the unknown. From the writing of the assertion of Independence to stylish dinners in Paris and within the President’s apartment; from political maneuverings within the boardinghouses and legislative halls of Philadelphia and long island to the newborn capital at the Potomac; from his complex existence at Monticello, his breathtaking residence and plantation in Virginia, to the production of the collage of Virginia, Jefferson was once valuable to the age. the following too is the private Jefferson, a guy of urge for food, sensuality, and passion.
The Jefferson tale resonates at the present time now not least simply because he led his country via ferocious partisanship and cultural battle amid fiscal swap and exterior threats, and in addition simply because he embodies an everlasting drama, the fight of the management of a kingdom to accomplish greatness in a tricky and confounding world.

Praise for Thomas Jefferson: The artwork of Power
“This is one of the top single-volume biography of Jefferson ever written.”—Gordon S. Wood
“A gigantic, grand, soaking up exploration of not only Jefferson and his position in heritage but in addition Jefferson the guy, humanized as by no means before.”Entertainment Weekly

“[Meacham] captures who Jefferson used to be, not only as a statesman yet as a guy. . . . by way of the top of the booklet . . . the reader is probably going to think as though he's wasting an expensive good friend. . . . [An] soaking up tale.”—The Christian technological know-how Monitor

“This great publication permits us to determine the political genius of Thomas Jefferson larger than we have now ever obvious it ahead of. In those without end interesting pages, Jefferson emerges with such power that it kind of feels as though he may perhaps nonetheless be alive today.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin

From the Hardcover edition.

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Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke

By Peter Guralnick

Essentially the most influential singers and songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke used to be one of the first to combination gospel tune and secular themes--the early beginning of soul track. He was once the other of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote his personal songs, who managed his personal company future. No biography has formerly been written that totally captures Sam Cooke's accomplishments, the significance of his contribution to American tune, the drama that observed his upward thrust within the early days of the civil rights stream, and the secret that surrounds his loss of life. Bestselling writer Peter Guralnick tells this relocating and demanding tale, from Cooke's formative years as a choirboy to an maturity whilst he was once something yet. With appearances through Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, James Brown, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Fidel Castro, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Bob Dylan, and different principal figures of this explosive period, DREAM BOOGIE is a compelling depiction of 1 guy striving to accomplish his imaginative and prescient regardless of all obstacles--and an epic portrait of the USA in the course of the turbulent and hopeful Nineteen Fifties and Sixties. The triumph of the e-book is the vividness with which Peter Guralnick conveys the striking richness of the black the USA of this era--the drama, strength, and feeling of the tale.

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The House of Bondage

By Octavia V. Rogers Albert

None yet those that resided within the South throughout the time of slavery can notice the negative punishments that have been visited upon the slaves. advantage and self-respect have been denied them. -Octavia Albert in the home of Bondage With a fiery, righteous rage, former slave Octavia Albert set approximately, after Emancipation, amassing the real tales of these that "terrible establishment" affected so much. That uncooked fabric gave upward thrust to the home of Bondage, a refutation to Uncle Tom's Cabin, and a solution to different works of literature of the interval that speculated to exhibit the horror of slavery even if their authors had by no means set foot within the South. First released in 1890, this is often a big instance of a unfortunately small style: 19th-century literature by way of African-American girls. With its trouble-free and heartbreaking litany of cruelty by the hands of slaveowners, households perpetually divided, and the tough results of quite demanding exertions, this is often an unforgettable paintings that are supposed to be learn by means of each American who thinks he is aware his nation's background. instructor and social activist OCTAVIA V. ROGERS ALBERT (1853-c.1890) was once born into slavery in Georgia; after Emancipation, she studied at Atlanta collage.

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Neverland: J. M. Barrie, the Du Mauriers, and the Dark Side of Peter Pan

By Piers Dudgeon

The untold tale in the back of Peter Pan: The surprising account of J. M. Barrie's abuse and exploitation of the du Maurier family.

In his revelatory Neverland, Piers Dudgeon tells the tragic tale of J. M. Barrie and the Du Maurier kin. pushed via a necessity to fill the vacuum left by means of sexual impotence, Barrie sought out George du Maurier, Daphne du Maurier’s grandfather (author of the famed Trilby), who really good in hypnosis. Barrie’s fascination and obsession with the Du Maurier relations is a surprising learn of greed and mental abuse, as we realize Barrie as he applies those classes in brain keep watch over to captivate George’s daughter Sylvia, his son Gerald, in addition to their children―who turned the muse for the Darling kin in Barrie’s immortal Peter Pan.

Barrie later altered Sylvia’s will after her loss of life in order that he might turn into the men’ felony mum or dad, whereas pushing a number of family members to frightened breakdown and suicide. Barrie’s compulsion to dominate used to be so obvious to these round him that D. H. Lawrence as soon as wrote: J. M Barrie has a deadly contact for these he loves. They die.
sixteen pages of black-and-white photos

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The Bear's Embrace: A True Story of Survival

By Patricia Van Tighem

An awesome tale of survival and restoration through a girl who was once attacked by way of a grizzly bear.

On a sunny fall day in 1983, Patricia Van Tighem and her husband, Trevor, started a mountain climbing journey within the Canadian Rockies with a two-thousand-foot climb via rocks and wooded area. the following morning, in a panorama dusted via snow, they crossed paths with a grizzly bear–and their lives have been ceaselessly changed.

That Van Tighem survived in any respect is a miracle, and her account of the assault is brilliant and startling. yet her restoration was once simply as anxious: Her quite a few reconstructive surgical procedures have been painful; her facial
disfigurement remoted her; and the nightmares that haunted her carried their very own mental burden. but she was once ultimately in a position to settle for her unthinkable studies, and to place her lifestyles again jointly as a survivor, a spouse, and a mother.

With honesty and eloquence, The Bear’s Embrace tells of the unpredictability of existence, of bravery, terror, rage and love, of what it capability to appear and suppose assorted in a tradition that values perfection. Uncommonly affecting, frequently striking, The Bear’s Embrace is an inspiring tale of human
perseverance and self-knowledge.

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Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs, the creation of Apple, and how it changed the world

By Michael Moritz

Virtually thirty years in the past, Michael Moritz, then a tender journalist at Time journal, used to be allowed specific entry to the internal workings of a state-of-the-art expertise corporation to inform the tale of its first decade in enterprise. The Little country: the personal tale of Apple computing device introduced readers into the formative years houses of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, confirmed how they dropped out of faculty and based Apple in 1976, and charted the company's upward push from basement brainstorming to tremendous empire. Now, after spending virtually twenty-five years at Sequoia Capital, the a lot sought after inner most funding partnership, Moritz, who has given that served as a board member of a striking checklist of vital businesses together with Yahoo!, Google and PayPal, deals his modern point of view at the accomplishments of Steve Jobs and the extreme comeback of Apple during this revised version of his now-classic paintings. Required examining for someone who has ever listened to song on an iPod, downloaded an app onto an iPhone, browsed on a Mac, or is inquisitive about the targeted attributes of putting up with businesses, go back to the Little country is the one ebook that explains how Steve Jobs got here to came upon the corporate that modified our global - two times.

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