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Collected Memoirs, Travel Sketches and Island Literature of Robert Louis Stevenson: Autobiographical Writings and Essays by the prolific Scottish ... by Robert Louis Stevenson (e-artnow) Price verified 10 minutes ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "Collected Memoirs, Travel Sketches and Island Literature of Robert Louis Stevenson" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. Table of Contents: An Inland Voyage ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 1,324 Pages (3,081 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 7th, 2020

Super Nuke!: A Memoir About Life as a Nuclear Submariner and the Contributions of a "Super Nuke" - the USS RAY (SSN653) Toward Winning the Cold War by Charles Cranston Jett (Outskirts Press, Inc.) 4.3 Stars (92 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

"Charles Jett has written an entertaining and factual memoir of an important time and series of events in the history of the cold war. He has succeeded in telling the unclassified story of the journey taken by an extraordinary group of men who built the first operational "Super Nuke" and effectively shared what they developed with others in the entire US nuclear submarine force. He created the SSN Pre Deployment training program, consolidated developments made on the Ray to create the highly useful Geographic Plot (Geo Plot) and ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 310 Pages (3,029 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 7th, 2020

Courage: Stories of 100 People Who Changed the World by Roy Russell (Cedar Fort, Inc.) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

"Dawn came. With it came more cries from the dying. As their lives drained from their bodies, they cried out in thirst: 'Water! Water!' No one from either side dared venture onto the no-man's land. They knew as surely as death that they would be a target for enemy fire." Courage is Sergeant Kirkland risking open fire in broad daylight to provide water for enemies and comrades alike. Courage is Todd Beamer attempting to gain control over a suicide terrorist mission of a 757. Courage is Rosa parks standing up for equal rights by ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 346 Pages (1,980 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 7th, 2020

HIKING THE TRAIL OF TRUTH: Knowing God Through His Creation by Mark Stephen Taylor (Createspace) 3.9 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

The desire to know God is universal--we want to understand our connection. Have you ever hiked the high mountains, or explored the vast deserts of the American Southwest? Have you wandered inquisitively through a thick forest, or just sat down beside a rushing stream? Have you pondered the intricate design of a flower, or discovered the water canals in a single blade of grass? The greatest Artist in all the universe has created each of these things, and they know the Artist well. They can indeed teach you how deeply He cares for you ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 324 Pages (3,604 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 7th, 2020

James Willard Schultz Collection: Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark, Lone Bull's Mistake, Rising Wolf the White Blackfoot and ... by James Willard Schultz (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.7 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

James Willard Schultz (1859-1947) was an author, explorer, and historian known for his historical writings of the Blackfoot Indians in the late 1800s, when he lived among them as a fur trader. His work is important because it contains first-hand accounts from Native Americans which he recorded and wove exciting biographical narratives around. The James Willard Schultz Collection includes the four books Schultz is best known for - Bird Woman (Sacajawea) the Guide of Lewis and Clark: Her Own Story Now First Given to the World, Lone ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 328 Pages (1,239 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

To Live Or Maybe Not by Gary Revel (Jongleur Music Book Publishing/Jongleur Books) Price verified 3 hours ago

An entertaining walk down memory lane with musician Gary Revel. From his less-than-orthodox upbringing to his Special Intelligence Operations during the Vietnam War, and eventually, his cross-country travels where we meet colorful characters from the music industry, Revel immerses readers in his adventurous world and promises more to come. With his military experiences juxtaposed with his music career Hollywood, California became inevitable but challenging. Published by Jongleur Books

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 337 Pages (984 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

"Nonno, tell us a story" by Pietrantonio Lombardi (CreateSpace) 5.0 Stars (65 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Nonno, Tell us a Story by Pietrantonio Lombardi is a delightful memoir of a young boy's life begun in the postwar Molise region of Italy and transformed when he immigrates to the United States just as he reaches adolescence. Real life episodes, from the town of Paglairone/Villa San Michele to the city of Denver, are set against a backdrop of Italy's history, art, folklore, and sports world. Often poignant and more often humorous, this portrait of family love throughout its struggles and successes in two worlds is as different from ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 536 Pages (169,334 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 5th, 2020

African Wanderlust by Andy Larson 3.8 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

In 1962 at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, a young Canadian television writer and his artist friend were prowling the docks in Montreal in search of a munitions ship headed for blockaded Cuba. Their goal was to sign on as crewmen, as a first step in their planned journey of adventure around the world. Instead, they find themselves signed on to a Norwegian freighter bound for Africa. Thus began a journey that took them from Montreal to Capetown South Africa, and finally by jeep through thirteen countries of colonial Africa to ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 303 Pages (3,142 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 4th, 2020

The Assassin's Doctor: The Life and Letters of Samuel A. Mudd by Robert Summers 4.7 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was one of the eight persons convicted in the 1865 Abraham Lincoln assassination trial. The Assassin's Doctor covers Dr. Mudd's life as a doctor/farmer/slave-owner before the assassination, his involvement with John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln assassination, the assassination trial, his incarceration in the Fort Jackson military prison after the trial, his heroic work during the terrible yellow fever epidemic at Fort Jefferson, and his life after being pardoned. The Assassin's Doctor also includes the full text ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 731 Pages (22,205 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 4th, 2020

The Autobiographical Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Memoirs, Letters, Autobiographical Novels, diary and biography of one of the greatest Russian ... by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Musaicum Books) Price verified 23 hours ago

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 1,028 Pages (1,840 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

This Sick Little Heart of Mine: A Memoir of Love Gone Wrong by Erin Passons (WiDo Publishing) 4.5 Stars (28 Reviews)    Price verified 24 hours ago

Marcus falls in love with Erin twice. The first time, he doesn't know she is married. The second time, he doesn't know it is her. In her memoir, Erin Passons recounts this fascinating true story of love and fixation. It is November 2008 when Erin first meets Marcus at an Austin, Texas concert venue. He thinks he has met the perfect girl. She thinks he's the one to have an affair with, a side dish of happiness to offset the toxicity of her marriage. After three months of bliss, Marcus goes missing without a word, leaving Erin with a ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 307 Pages (1,116 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Nietzsche: The Will to Power: Including Autobiographical Work "Ecce Homo" & Personal Letters by Friedrich Nietzsche (Musaicum Books) Price verified one day ago

"The Will to Power (Vol.1&2)" describes what Nietzsche may have believed to be the main driving force in humans - achievement, ambition, and the striving to reach the highest possible position in life. These are all manifestations of the will to power; however, the concept was never systematically defined in Nietzsche's work, leaving its interpretation open to debate. "Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is" is the last book written by Nietzsche before his final years of insanity that lasted until his death in 1900. According to ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 940 Pages (3,301 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll: Including His Letters and His Biography by Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (Musaicum Books) 3.9 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

This biography, subtitled The Original Scandalous Biography by Carroll's nephew, was written by Carroll's nephew and published only 11 months after his death in December 1898. It accidentally started the entire image of Lewis Carroll as a pedophile by deliberately suppressing all the evidence for his sometimes unconventional relationships with women, explaining that some of those women had been little girls... The Victorians had no concept of our modern idea of pedophilia. In fact, a man who loved pre-pubescent girls was considered ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 301 Pages (9,528 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

The Original Six: How the Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, and Red Wings Laid the Groundwork for Today?s National Hockey League by Lew Freedman (Sports Publishing) 4.0 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Since the inception of the National Hockey League on November 26, 1917, the sport of hockey has been one of the most popular games across the globe. After the National Hockey Association (NHA), which had been founded in 1909, ceased operations, the NHL took over and became a mainstay for the sport. While there had been teams that dated back to the 1800s and many that came and went through the years, there are six teams which are considered to be the Original or Traditional Six: the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, New York ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 328 Pages (3,254 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Alistair Cooke by Nick Cooke (Arcade) 4.6 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

One of the preeminent journalists of the twentieth century, Alistair Cooke has enjoyed a truly extraordinary career in print, radio, and television. Born into a working-class family and christened Alfred, Cooke swiftly broke free of his modest origins and became the foremost commentator on American life and politics, first for the British press and eventually for the entire world. Alistair Cooke: A Biography is both a fascinating record of one man's determination to reinvent himself and a lively and informative journey through the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 559 Pages (3,480 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Anthrax Letters: A Bioterrorism Expert Investigates the Attack That Shocked America by Leonard A. Cole (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

At 2:00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room. Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick. Three days later he was dead. Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America. Bioterrorism expert Leonard Cole has written the definitive account of the Anthrax attacks. Cole is the only person outside law enforcement to have interviewed every one of the surviving inhalation-anthrax victims, along with the relatives, friends, and associates of those who died, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 305 Pages (4,301 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign by Lloyd Constantine (Skyhorse) 2.9 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The March 10, 2008, disclosure that Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized prostitutes from the Emperors Club VIP sex ring shocked New Yorkers and his admirers around the world, who had celebrated Spitzer as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" and a likely future U.S. president. Ironically, one man's disillusionment with Spitzer had begun to disappear fifteen hours earlier, when Spitzer confessed what the rest of the world would soon learn in a media storm of unprecedented intensity. For Lloyd Constantine, Spitzer's senior advisor and ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 321 Pages (720 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History by Joan Mellen (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (119 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

Working with thousands of previously unreleased documents and drawing on more than one thousand interviews, with many witnesses speaking out for the first time, Joan Mellen revisits the investigation of New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, the only public official to have indicted, in 1969, a suspect in President John F. Kennedy's murder. Garrison began by exposing the contradictions in the Warren Report, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was an unstable pro-Castro Marxist who acted alone in killing Kennedy. A Farewell ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 681 Pages (5,581 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

An Autobiography of Joseph Conrad by Stephen Brennan (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

Heart of Darkness author Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857) was a Polish writer who learned to read, write, and speak English after he was granted British nationality in 1886. Although his peers accepted him as a British gentleman, he never forgot where he came from. In fact, the history of his native land of Poland often inspired the short stories and novels he penned. Those details, along with the experience he'd had since moving to Great Britain, found their way into many of his published works. In An ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 305 Pages (4,867 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Life in the Far West: A True Account of Travels across America's Wilderness by George Frederick Ruxton (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

George Frederick Ruxton was an explorer and adventurer extraordinaire. Born in England in 1820, he followed in his family's footsteps and entered the military at the age of thirteen. He quickly became a decorated soldier, serving in Spain, where he fought for Queen Isabella II in the Carlist civil war and was made a Spanish knight at seventeen, as well as in Ireland and Canada. But the rigidity of military life was not for him. In 1843 Ruxton followed his wanderlust; he sold his commission and roamed freely for a season through the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 328 Pages (1,098 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Real Irish New York: A Rogue's Gallery of Fenians, Tough Women, Holy Men, Blasphemers, Jesters, and a Gang of Other Colorful Characters by Dermot McEvoy (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

As they entered their six hundredth year of British occupation, the Irish looked to America. By the 1840s, America was the oasis that the Irish sought during a decade of both famine and revolution, and New York City was the main destination. The city would never be the same. Refugees of the famine found leadership in Archbishop "Dagger" John Hughes, who built an Irish-Catholic infrastructure of churches, schools, hospitals, and orphanages that challenged the Protestant power structure of the city. Revolutionaries found a home in ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 404 Pages (1,315 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Roaring Silence: John Cage: A Life by David Revill (Arcade) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Composer John Cage is often described as the most influential musician of the last half-century. He has defined - and continues to define - our whole concept of "avant-garde", not just in music but increasingly as writer and visual artist. "The Roaring Silence" is the first full-length biography of Cage. It documents his life in unrivalled detail, interweaving a close account of the evolution of his work with an exploration of his aesthetic, political and philosophical ideas. David Revil maintains that Cage's extraordinary ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 509 Pages (1,963 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Living Like Indians: 1,001 Projects, Games, Activities, and Crafts by Allan A. Macfarlan (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

For children and adults alike, Living Like Indians is the essential guide to Native American recreation and activities. Written with recreation directors in mind, this wonderful field companion provides thoughtful learning activities along with a history of the Native Americans. Tracking, camping, and exploring nature are only a few of the topics found in this book. The author provides suggestions for over 1,000 projects for indoor and outdoor activities, and also includes practical first aid and wilderness advice on cooking, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 554 Pages (12,101 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Classic Boxing Stories by Paul D. Staudohar (Skyhorse) Price verified 6 hours ago

Boxing has been a part of our history going back centuries. Whether it's bare knuckle or the pay-per-view fights we see today, it has been a staple in our lives. In Classic Boxing Stories, Paul D. Staudohar has collected work from dozens of writers, telling stories about the sport that has been so important to them. With tales going back 100 years, you will be enthralled in the storytelling and moved by the characters who never quit. Included in this collection are stories from such famous writers as: • O. Henry • H. C. ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 336 Pages (3,552 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Coen Brothers, Second Edition by Ronald Bergan (Arcade) 2.6 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade). This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their complete work so far, from Blood Simple to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), with a reassessment of their remarkable career as a whole. Joel and Ethan Coen have pulled off the ultimate balancing act. Despite having their movies financed and distributed by major studios, they have managed to remain true independents, rejecting ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 360 Pages (8,399 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

My Path Leads to Tibet: The Inspiring Story of the Blind Woman Who Brought Hope to the Children of Tibet by Sabriye Tenberken (Arcade) 4.8 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

While studying Chinese and Asian civilizations in college, Sabriye Tenberken was stunned to learn that in Tibet blind children were living in appalling conditions -- shunned by society, abandoned, and left to their own devices. Sabriye, who had lost her sight at the age of twelve as the result of a retinal disease, promised herself early on that she would never allow her blindness to turn her into an invalid. When she heard of a place where sightlessness was practically akin to leprosy, the decision was instant: she would go to Tibet ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 322 Pages (931 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Bob Wolff's Complete Guide to Sportscasting: How to Make It in Sportscasting With or Without Talent by Bob Wolff (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

How many sportscasters working today can say that they've interviewed both Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter? The answer is one, and his name is Bob Wolff. Having called everything from the World Series to the Westminster Kennel Club Show on both TV and radio, Wolff is uniquely qualified to write a comprehensive guide to the art of sportscasting. And in Bob Wolff 's Complete Guide to Sportscasting, he pours forth sixty-plus years of experience and wisdom behind the microphone to create the definitive volume on the subject, a book that will ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 369 Pages (25,612 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

My Life and the Beautiful Game by Pele (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (28 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

While kicking a ball through the dusty streets of his Brazilian hometown, young Edson Arantes do Nascimento was given the nickname Pelé so casually that no one remembers its meaning. Today, the name is famous worldwide as belonging to history's greatest soccer player. Here, in Pelé's own words, is his incredible life story: his five goals in the last two games of the 1958 World Cup at the tender age of 17, his glory years with his Brazilian club FC Santos, his role in four World Cup tournaments, his comeback as a member of the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 356 Pages (19,773 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Around The World With Mark Twain by Robert Cooper (Arcade) 4.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

On July 14, 1895, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, fifty-nine years old and deeply in debt, boarded a night train to Cleveland, launching a performance tour designed to alleviate his financial woes, and, more importantly, resuscitate his alter ego, Mark Twain. The journey took him to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa, and led to the resurrection of Twain as a celebrity. Equal parts travelogue, social history, and biography, Around the World with Mark Twain paints a decidedly different portrait of Clemens: a more tragic, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 446 Pages (1,763 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

With Hitler and Mussolini: Memoirs of a Nazi Interpreter by Eugen Dollmann (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

An insider's view of Hitler, Himmler, Heydrich, and Mussolini. In the years before World War II, Eugen Dollmann arrived in Rome on a scholarship, intending to write a history of the Catholic Church. Instead he joined the Nazi Party and became an interpreter to various members of the German and Italian Fascist hierarchy. In this capacity Dollmann attended the Munich Conference of 1938 and was present at most of the important meetings between Hitler and Mussolini, also witnessing many of the endless squabbles between Mussolini's ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 362 Pages (20,136 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Sunlight Through Dusty Windows: The Dorcas Smucker Reader by Dorcas Smucker (Good Books) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Imagine raising six spirited kids on a grass farm -- today. Newspaper columnist Dorcas Smucker and her brood live out their days in full view in this collection of musings -- picking blueberries while watching for bears, hoping for angels while driving off the freeway, moving into the "thousand-story house," and enduring lectures from teenage children about the virtue of respect. Three books in one, this collection includes Smucker's Ordinary Days: Family Life in a Farmhouse, Upstairs the Peasants are Revolting: More Family Life in a ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 506 Pages (1,169 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System by Billy Wayne Sinclair (Arcade) 3.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was abolished, his sentence was life. Three-and-a-half decades later, Billy Wayne is still behind bars—feared by many politicians and prison officials for his well-known incorruptibility and unrelenting crusade for prison reform. This is his memoir. A Life in the Balance begins with an almost unbearable account of his early ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 360 Pages (919 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Amazing Tales from Hog Heaven: A Collection of the Greatest Arkansas Razorbacks Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Nate Allen (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

The University of Arkansas and its Razorbacks hold a special place in the hearts of Arkansans, not simply because the state has no professional sports teams, but because of the colorful players and coaches who have passed through the campus gates. Author Nate Allen chronicles the good, the bad, and the funny from UA's athletic history, as found in Tales from Hog Heaven and More Tales from Hog Heaven, in Amazing Tales from Hog Heaven. Fans will be able to read tales of some of the legendary Razorbacks through the decades -- from 1st ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 320 Pages (1,178 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of American Leadership by Jon Knokey (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (50 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

The epic story of how one man shaped events, people, and himself to forever change a country. President Theodore Roosevelt forever transformed America, ushering the country into the arena of world supremacy. His brand of leadership is entirely American: confident, compassionate, energetic, diverse, visionary. But Roosevelt was not a born leader; his ascent to the apex of power was not a foregone conclusion. He made himself a leader of consequence and it is his epic journey to the White House--a road filled with terrific failures, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 513 Pages (4,863 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

They Shall Not Have Me: The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II by Jean Helion (Arcade) 4.2 Stars (78 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

The French painter Jean Hélion's unique and deeply moving account of his experiences in Nazi prisoner-of-war camps prefigures the even darker stories that would emerge from the concentration camps. This serious adventure tale begins with Hélion's infantry platoon fleeing from the German army and warplanes as they advanced through France in the early days of the war. The soldiers chant as they march and run, "They shall not have me!" but are quickly captured and sent to hard labor. Writing in English in 1943, after his risky escape ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 465 Pages (2,504 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Mafia at War: The Shocking True Story of America's Wartime Pact with Organized Crime by Tim Newark (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Drawing on a wealth of eyewitness accounts, contemporary reports, and declassified intelligence documents, some never published before, The Mafia at War reconstructs the relationships between the Mafia and Allied intelligence organizations. Discover how Jewish gangsters clashed with Nazis on the streets of New York; how Mafiosi nearly issued contracts to kill top Nazis, including Hitler; how Mafia-backed bandits conducted a guerrilla war for Sicilian independence; and how Eisenhower was happy to arm the Mafia during the Allied ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 322 Pages (4,489 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Woody Allen: A Photographic Celebration by Ward Calhoun (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying." Woody Allen has been one of the most well-regarded filmmakers since his debut in 1965 with What's Up, Tiger Lily? He hit his stride by focusing on the inner neuroses of the average New Yorker with such classics as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Manhattan Murder Mystery. This rich collection features three hundred color photographs interspersed with quotes from famous actors that have worked with him, such as Chitwetel Ejiofor, Billy Crystal, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 542 Pages (67,680 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Warren Spahn: A Biography of the Legendary Lefty by Lew Freedman (Sports Publishing) 3.8 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

With 363 victories, Warren Spahn is the winningest left-handed pitcher in baseball history. During his 21-year career, Spahn won 20+ games thirteen times, was a 17-time All Star, a Cy Young-award winner, and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973. In addition, Spahn was also a war hero, serving in World War II and awarded the Purple Heart. To say Spahn lived a storied life is an understatement. In Warren Spahn, author Lew Freedman tells the story of this incredible lefty. Known for his supremely high leg kick, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 331 Pages (6,377 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

With Lawrence in Arabia (Explorers Club Classics) by Lowell Thomas (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (76 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

In 1918, as the First World War ravaged the European continent, young American journalist Lowell Thomas traveled to the Ottoman Empire to report on the revolts breaking out as an indirect result of the savage European conflict. While in Jerusalem, he met and struck up a friendship with the infamous young British captain, T.E. Lawrence. Based on his travels and interviews with Lawrence, Thomas wrote the now classic With Lawrence in Arabia, the book that spawned the Lawrence of Arabia legend and served as the basis for the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 430 Pages (4,419 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Custer: The Making of a Young General by Edward G. Longacre (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

The name George Armstrong Custer looms large in American history, specifically for his leadership in the American Indian Wars and unfortunate fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But before his time in the West, Custer began his career fighting for the Union in the Civil War. In Custer: The Making of a Young General, legendary Civil War historian Edward G. Longacre provides fascinating insight into this often-overlooked period in Custer's life. In 1863, under the patronage of General Alfred Pleasonton, commander of the Army of the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 384 Pages (21,621 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Golf's Iron Horse: The Astonishing, Record-Breaking Life of Ralph Kennedy by John Sabino (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

So many works of golfing history focus on the greats: the best players, the most prestigious championships, the hardest courses, and the like. But most avid golfers are average players, relishing in the joy of the sport itself. In Golf's Iron Horse, celebrated golf writer John Sabino chronicles the previously untold story of Ralph Kennedy, a golf amateur whose love of the game set him on par to play more courses than anyone before. A founding member of Mamaroneck, New York's prestigious Winged Foot Golf Club, Kennedy had long been ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 314 Pages (11,224 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprún by Soledad Fox Maura (Arcade) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

In this gripping, authoritative biography, Soledad Fox Maura reveals the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter responsible for Z and The War Is Over. A man of many faces, Jorge Semprún perfectly personified the struggles and successes of twentieth-century Europe. Semprún enjoyed a privileged childhood as the grandson of Spanish prime minister, Antonio Maura, until his world was shattered by the political strife of the Spanish Civil War and he went into exile. Facing dangers rarely seen outside the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 340 Pages (11,793 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Audrey Hepburn: A Photographic Celebration by Suzanne Lander (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

"I never understood what makes me so special," mused Audrey Hepburn. The daughter of a Dutch baroness, Hepburn first won international acclaim with her role as a princess in the 1953 film Roman Holiday, and she maintained a rare grace and elegance throughout her life that millions have adored and tried to emulate. Audrey Hepburn: A Photographic Celebration showcases the film star, who also worked as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. This book is packed with great quotes from the woman herself and those who admire her (including Hollywood ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 538 Pages (54,422 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Negotiator: My Life at the Heart of the Hostage Trade by Ben Lopez (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Ben Lopez spends his life traveling the world, bartering with people who value money over life. Working for governments, law enforcement agencies, multinational corporations and private clients, Ben is an expert K&R (Kidnap and Ransom) consultant, supplying professional kidnap-negotiation services. He can be called out to anywhere in the world within twenty-four-hour notice to set up and command the negotiator's cell, bargaining with religious fanatics, hardened criminals, and other desperate people in order to save the lives of ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 321 Pages (819 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

George Washington's Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle That Decided the Fate of America by Phillip Thomas Tucker (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (129 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Extensively researched and superbly argued in Tucker's compelling narrative, this in-depth examination of George Washington's ‘military miracle' at the Battle of Trenton unquestionably confirms the vital importance of that stunning victory." —Jerry D. Morelock, PhD, editor in chief at Armchair General Like many historical events, the American Revolution is sometimes overlooked, ignored, or minimized by historians because of common shrouding in romantic myth or interference from stubborn stereotypes. Here historian Phillip Thomas ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 657 Pages (5,789 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton by Allan McLane Hamilton (Racehorse) 3.9 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

The life of Alexander Hamilton is certainly one of great complexity and controversy and, as a result, has been of great interest to the general public for centuries. In the past two hundred years, there have been many accounts of Hamilton's life—mostly commenting on his political personality rather than his character, but none have touched upon the private life of the man quite like The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton. Drawn chiefly from collected original family letters and documents, some never published before this book's ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 520 Pages (41,898 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Chaplin: A Life by Stephen Weissman (Arcade) 3.9 Stars (32 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

"Chaplin is arguably the single most important artist produced by the cinema," wrote film critic Andrew Sarris. Born in London in 1889, Charlie Chaplin grew up in dire poverty. Severe alcoholism cut short his father's flourishing career, and his beloved mother first lost her voice, then her mind, to syphilis. How did this poor, lonely child, committed to the Hanwell School for the Orphaned and Destitute, become such an extraordinary comedian, known and celebrated worldwide? Dr. Stephen M. Weissman brilliantly illuminates both the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 356 Pages (3,561 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Out of the Woods: Healing from Lyme Disease for Body, Mind, and Spirit by Katina I. Makris (Skyhorse) 3.7 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Hope and practical help for Lyme disease sufferers everywhere. More than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year, and many, many more are suffering from Lyme without knowing it. Katina Makris was one of those undiagnosed individuals who nearly died from the disease. At the peak of her career, classical homeopath and health-care columnist Katina Makris was stricken with a mysterious “flu." Only after five years of torment—two completely bedridden—and devastating blows to her professional and ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 311 Pages (2,227 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World by Mark Collins Jenkins (Skyhorse) 3.3 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Many regard Muhammad Ali simply as “The Greatest" heavyweight of all time. Others admire his battles against racial injustice and religious intolerance. A few just call him “Dad." They are all here in this book—fifty men and women of note coming together to celebrate the man Sports Illustrated crowned “Sportsman of the Century": Angelo Dundee, Ali's trainer; Billy Crystal, actor; Sir Henry Cooper, former British and European heavyweight champion; Bert Sugar, journalist and boxing historian; Hana Ali, Muhammad Ali's daughter; ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 512 Pages (42,578 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Facing Ted Williams: Players from the Golden Age of Baseball Recall the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived by Dave Heller (Sports Publishing) 3.6 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

“The Splendid Splinter," “Teddy Ballgame," “The Kid"—no matter the nickname, Ted Williams was one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball history. He was the last man to hit .400 in a single season, a nineteen-time All-Star, a two-time MVP and Triple Crown award winner, and an inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966... all while serving his country in World War II and the Korean War. Far from a conventional biography, Facing Ted Williams aims to offer a different perspective with testimonials from teammates ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 338 Pages (5,456 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Maradona: The Autobiography of Soccer's Greatest and Most Controversial Star by Diego Armando Maradona (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (22 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

• Argentina history book about the controversial Diego Maradona • A soccer biography for kids • Follows the author's journey from childhood to 1994 "Sometimes I think that my whole life is on film, that my whole life is in print. But it's not like that. There are things which are only in my heart -- that no one knows. At last I have decided to tell everything." -- Diego Maradona Diego Maradona went from a poor boy in a Buenos Aires shanty town to a genius with the soccer ball. He kicked his way to the top of South ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 330 Pages (28,108 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

A Season with Verona: A Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and . . . Goals! by Tim Parks (Arcade) 4.0 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football (which we Americans know as "soccer") a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities? After twenty years in the bel paese, Tim Parks goes on the road to follow the fortunes of his hometown soccer club, Hellas Verona, to pay a different kind of visit to some of the world's most beautiful cities, and to get a fresh take on the conundrum that is national character. From Udine to Catania, from the San Siro to the Olimpico, traveling ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 466 Pages (3,390 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World: The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

When On the Origin of Species came out in 1859, it changed the understanding of life and was the foundation of evolutionary biology. All the material that he received for this book was from the famous expeditions he took on the Beagle during the 1830s. This is the story of that voyage. A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World follows Charles Darwin over his almost five-year journey around the world, in which he studied animals, plants, geology, and much more. From the tip of South America and the Galapagos Islands to Australia and ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 363 Pages (18,167 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

The Life of George Washington by John Marshall (Skyhorse) 3.6 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

America's first president has captivated our interest for more than two centuries, but no biographer of George Washington knew him with the authenticity, intimacy, and depth of understanding as John Marshall exhibited in his book The Life of George Washington. This biography was begun in 1799 following Washington's death, when chief justice Marshall was granted by Washington's surviving family full access to all of his records, papers, and personal archives. The result is a story not only of George Washington, but also of America's ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 384 Pages (1,329 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 23rd, 2020

Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence: Complete Edition (Vol. 1&2) by Elizabeth Sarah Kite (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

"Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence" in 2 volumes is one of the best-known works by an American historian Elizabeth Sarah Kite. Pierre Beaumarchais (1732-1799) was a French polymath who rose in French society and became influential in the court of Louis XV as an inventor and music teacher. He made a number of important business and social contacts, and played various roles as a diplomat and spy. An early French supporter of American independence, Beaumarchais lobbied the French government on behalf of the American ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 500 Pages (5,176 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 14th, 2020
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