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One Man's Meat

by E. B. White

Collection of essays on the author's personal life written for The New Yorker Harper's Magazine.

Darby's Rangers: We Led The Way

by William O. Darby William H. Baumer

History of Darby's Rangers from North Africa to Italy.

Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years

by Margaret Mead

The autobiography of a pioneer, this is Margaret Mead's story of her life as a woman and as an anthropologist. An enduring cultural icon, she came to represent the new woman, successfully combining motherhood with career, and scholarship with concern for its role in the lives of ordinary people.

Beyond a Boundary

by C. L. R. James

In C.L.R. James' classic "Beyond a Boundary", the sport is cricket and the scene is the colonial West Indies. Always eloquent and provocative, James shows us how, in the rituals of performance and conflict on the field, we are watching not just prowess but politics and psychology at play. Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony, part passionate celebration of an unusual and unexpected game, "Beyond a Boundary" raises, in a warm and witty voice, serious questions about race, class, politics and the facts of colonial oppression. Originally published in England in 1963 and in the United States twenty years later, this edition brings back in to print this emphatic statement on race and sport in society.

Lady from Savannah: The Life of Juliette Low

by Gladys Denny Shultz Daisy Gordon Lawrence

Based on extensive research, this is a detailed biography of Juliette Low and a portrait of her family and background. Known throughout her life as "Daisy," Low was born in Savannah, GA, in 1860 and grew up amid privilege and comfort. She married into the British aristocracy. In midlife, after her husband's death due to alcoholism, she determined that she wanted to make a contribution to the world and hurled herself into the British Girl Guide movement. In 1912 she brought the movement to the U.S. as the Girl Scouts. The book draws upon Low's rich correspondence and the letters and diaries of her parents and siblings. /

Multiple Journeys to One: Spiritual Stories of Integrating from Dissociative Identity Disorder

by Judy Dragon Terry Popp

This book compiles the accounts of eight women who developed dissociative identity disorder or DID (also called multiple personality disorder, or MPD) as a means of surviving horrific child abuse. The narratives focus on the process of healing and becoming integrated. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, these women report receiving help from spiritual healers and hypnotherapists.

One Small Candle: The Pilgrims' First Year in America

by Thomas J. Fleming

One Small Candle focuses on the vivid, deeply moving drama of the Pilgrims' first year in the New World. The book begins in London as Pilgrim representatives sign a contract with Christopher Jones, the crusty captain of the old freighter Mayflower. We accompany them on their harrowing voyage across the Atlantic, and march with them over the barren, wintry landscape of Cape Cod in their desperate search for the homesite they eventually find at Plymouth. Howling Indians harass this reconnaissance party, while the weary women and children left aboard the Mayflower struggle against despair. Plymouth at last discovered, we watch "Saints" and "Strangers" forge a common solidarity in their struggle against brutal weather and epidemic disease. But the story is by no means entirely grim and solemn. Young explorers get lost in the woods and climb trees to escape "roaring lions." There is a comic duel for the hand of a headstrong fifteen-year-old. We are present at a bizarre visit to the great Indian chief, Massasoit. With masterly skill, Mr. Fleming gives us life-size portraits of the Pilgrim leaders. The Pilgrims' unique achievements--the Mayflower Compact, their tolerance for other faiths, the strict separation of church and state--are discussed in the context of the first year's anxieties and crises. Special attention is given to the younger men who emerged in this first year as the real leaders of the colony--William Bradford and Miles Standish. And new insights are provided into the deep humanity and tolerance of the Pilgrims' spiritual shepherd, Elder William Brewster. The book ends with the first Thanksgiving. Already in the Pilgrim mind there is a dawning consciousness that they are the forerunners of a great nation. It is implicit in William Bradford's words, "As one small candle may light a thousand, so the light kindled here has shone unto many...."

We Die Alone

by David Howarth

Left Jacket: "David Howarth's book opens as the small fishing boat containing Jan Baalsrud and the three other members of his sabotage group closes with the Norwegian coast. From that moment everything goes wrong. The plan is betrayed by a Quisling. A German warship appears in the fjord where they are hidden, and all but Jan are killed or taken prisoner. Alone, wounded, wet to the skin and woefully ill-equipped to withstand the rigours of the Arctic blizzards, Baalsrud fights to retain his freedom. As the pace quickens and the fugitive grows weary and progressively unable to cope with his surroundings, the writing takes on an urgency that makes the reader turn the pages with tense excitement. From now on Jan is hidden by a succession of heroic men and women who risk their lives and the lives of their families to help him get away. This is indeed a story of quiet heroism, of the triumph of human courage, fortitude and charity over the forces of oppression."

Passions and Impressions

by Margaret Sayers Peden Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda is known first as a poet, but the prose pieces in this collection reflect the enormous hunger he demonstrated throughout his career for new modes of expression, new adventures, new challenges. "Passions and Impressions" is both a sequel to and an enlargement of Neruda's "Memoirs", recording a lifetime of travel, of friendships and enmities, of exile and homecoming, of loss and discovery, and of history both public and personal. Above all, it is a testament to Neruda's love for Chile-for its citizens, its flora and fauna, its national identity. His abiding devotion pervades these notes on a life fully lived.

The Queen's Confession

by Victoria Holt

The unforgettable story of Marie Antoinette, told as if she might have written it through her letters and memoirs. Follow her life from her pampered childhood in imperial Vienna, to the luxury and splendor of her days as Queen of France, to her tragic end upon the scaffold in the bloodbath of the Revolution.

The Gandhi Story, In His Own Words

by Mahendra Meghani

M. Meghani: "For years it has been my earnest desire that these two books may be read widely all over the world, especially by the young generation. But their great length made it difficult... The lapse of copyright in Gandhi's writings (2008) made it possible for me to attempt a combined condensation of the two volumes. Both were written... in the 1920s in Gujarati and translated into English... Now the condensations too are available in both languages."<P>Born in Mumbai and educated in Bhavnagar, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Mahendra Meghani left Columbia University and settled in India to live a lifestyle congruent with his values. Inspired by Gandhi to a life of voluntary simplicity and service, this son of the legendary Gujarati poet Shri Jhaverchand Meghani -- named by Gandhi as the national poet of India -- carried forth his father's legacy to bring world literature to Gujaratis, and Gujarati literature to the world.<P>To these ends Mahendra became a translator, editor, bookseller, and publisher, and shifted the cultural narrative of his community with Lokmilap -- his innovative publishing co-operative making quality reading accessible to the poorest.<P>An octogenarian in 2009, his and his father's dream of replicating their bookstore in every district of Gujarat hasn't yet materialised, though Bookshare may have helped advance it a few paces.

Luce and His Empire

by W. A. Swanberg

Henry Luce started Time magazine in the 1940's and went on to create a media empire. He married Clare Booth Luce who became ambassador to Italy.<P><P> Pulitzer Prize Winner

The Best of Times

by Haynes Johnson

Analysis of the 1990s.

The Satan-Seller

by Mike Warnke Les Jones Dave Balsiger

Mike Warnke describes his experiences as a Satanist high priest and conversion to Christianity.

Starry Messenger: A Book Depicting the Life of a Famous Scientist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Physicist, Galileo Galilei

by Peter Sis

Peter Sís gives a view of the life of Galileo Galilei.<P><P> Winner of the Caldecott Honor

Il Salotto Della Contessa Maffei

by Raffello Barbiera

Portrait of Countess Clara Maffei, Milanese noblewoman during the Italian 'Risorgimento' and of the historical figures who surrounded her remarkable life. (Text in Italian)

Victoria

by Evelyn Anthony

In 1837 an 18-year-old girl ascended the throne of Great Britain. Much has been written about the Marriage of the Queen to the sensitive and country-loving Albert, but little has been said about the angry struggle that took place between husband and wife before before Victoria finally surrenderred to her love for him.

Esaú e Jacó

by Machado De Assis

"Esaú e Jacó" from Machado de Assis. Escritor brasileiro, amplamente considerado como o maior nome da literatura nacional (1839-1908).

Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of ABBA

by Magnus Palm

BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK SHADOWS. Revealed for the first time--the people who were Abba, their individual backgrounds, their musical influences and their personal demons. By the time Abba split up, no one was in any doubt that behind the glitter there was a dark side, and behind the smiling group were four troubled individuals. But even as a whole new generation of fans discovers Abba's great music, Anni-Frid, Agnetha, Benny and Bjorn have continued to remain rather shadowy, secretive figures. Their marriages, personal break-ups and superficial biographical details are well known ... but who exactly were Abba? How did Norwegian Anni-Frid, the illegitimate daughter of a German soldier, become a real-life princess? How did folksy Benny and Bjorn reinvent themselves as an international pop force to rival Lennon & McCartney? And what actually happened to blonde Agnetha who smiled a lot but never really looked happy? The author answers these and many more questions about the hit group that no one took seriously ... until everyone did. Each page is a revelation and Palm's acute understanding of the culture of his native Sweden makes these sometimes dark personal stories understandable in a unique way. Bright Lights, Dark Shadows is an instant classic, a truly great account of the rise and fall of a legendary group and a multiple biography of rare insight. . achieves the difficult feat of capturing the multiple layers of Abba ... with a deftness unusual in a rock biography." Sunday Times ".. an extraordinary book.... *Dancing Queen* will never sound the same again."

First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power

by Warren Zimmermann

American history around 1900 with a focus on five figures.

The Girls: Sappho Goes To Hollywood

by Diana Mclellan

McLellan's investigative account of the lives of Hollywood's most glamorous and uninhibited goddesses plunges deep into the rich stew of love, money, and passion that was the dawn of the movie business. The Girls reveals an early marriage to a communist spy that Marlene Dietrich fought all her life to keep secret and unearths an equally shrouded fling between Dietrich and Greta Garbo as starlets in Berlin. From the complex love life of the elegant Mercedes de Acosta through Isadora Duncan and Tallulah Bankhead to Garbo's lover Salka Viertel, McLellan untangles a passionate skein of connections that stretches from the theater in New York through brazenly bisexual socialites deep into the heart of the film industry.

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

by Dean Acheson

In these memoirs by the former Secretary of State, Dean Acheson sees himself as having been "present at the creation" of the American century. Acheson's policies were praised by many and damned by others, including Joseph McCarthy.<P><P> Pulitzer Prize Winner

And Miles to Go: The Biography of a Great Arabian Horse, Witez II

by Linell Smith

[from the book jacket] The great Arabian horse Witez II endured the hardships of the Second World War in Europe, then came to the United States to found a dynasty to rival that of Man-O-War. This is his biography, told from actual sources in Europe and America. Except for details of his early life in Poland, where records were scant, it is all true. Witez II was foaled under the White Eagle of Poland, matured under the German Swastika, and achieved his greatest fame in America. His story includes that of the Poles who reared him, the Germans who cared for him, and the Americans who were lucky enough to secure him at an Army auction. In this book with Witez are Stasik Kowalski, the young Pole who risked his life for him; the two German veterinarians who surrendered to the Allies to save their horses; and Witez's American owners, Earle and Frances Hurlbutt. The fine breeding policies of the latter resulted in the remarkable Arabians sired by Witez. But most important of all is Witez himself, the horse whose name meant "chieftain and knight, prince and hero, all rolled into one." Witez II fulfilled the promise of his name. Linell Smith is herself a breeder of Arabian horses on the Maryland farm where she lives with her husband, their three daughters and an array of pets which include cats, dogs, horses, and goats. Of And Miles to Go she says, "This book wrote itself, really. The story was there; it simply needed to be set down. The research work required to make the book as accurate as possible was absolutely fascinating--from my trip to Poland through my lively correspondence with the charming Frances Hurlbutt. "By far the most important element of Witez's story was the amazing effect he had on those who were close to him. The people who loved Witez broke through the blank walls of groups and found each other. I myself, in the process of tracking him to his beginnings, felt at home in a strange land whose political philosophy differed strongly from mine. The kindness and gracious hospitality offered me were more than enough to make any stranger comfortable, but the great thing was getting to know the people and finding that they were friends. My thanks to Witez. It was a welcome lesson and one that has given me joy." Images are described.

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