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Download E-books A Safe Place : The True Story of a Father,a Son,a Murder PDF

By Lorenzo Carcaterra

"Dramatic, photo and wrenching...The reader is left to wonder--at the devastation of Carcaterra's early life, at his survival to maturity, and on the grace that allowed him to craft this piercing memoir."
THE WASHINGTON POST
Lorenza Carcaterra grew up in Hell's Kitchen, ny within the Fifties and '60s in a complicated international of affection and worry of his satirically violent and affectionate father. Then Lorenzo realized that his father had murdered his first spouse. And he puzzled how he may well love his father back. Did he own an identical murderous fury; might he sometime by surprise lash out at these he enjoyed? As his father's actual abuse escalated, Lorenzo sought frantically for a secure place...a position the place he might locate desire and reconciliation and peace, the place his father's bad shadow now not lingered. Now, a long time later, Lorenzo has ultimately come to phrases with the grim fact approximately his father. a secure position is the bright end result.

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Download E-books Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait PDF

By Denys Turner

Leaving so few strains of himself in the back of, Thomas Aquinas turns out to defy the efforts of the biographer. hugely obvious as a public instructor, preacher, and theologian, he however has remained approximately invisible as guy and saint. What may be came across approximately this guy, his brain, and his soul? during this brief, compelling portrait, Denys Turner clears away the haze of time and brings Thomas vividly to lifestyles for modern readers - these unexpected with the saint in addition to these good conversant in his teachings.

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Download E-books Resilience: A Story of Courage and Triumph in the Face of Recurrent Cancer PDF

By Susan Wener

Susan Wener survived melanoma now not as soon as, yet two times. the 1st time she the conventional direction of surgical procedure and chemotherapy. the second one she went renegade, stepping out into the sector of different medication. This booklet brings to existence a trip of greater than 30 years, years jam-packed with pleasure, in addition to awesome actual, mental, and religious demanding situations. As an educator and therapist who is helping members focus on life-threatening sickness, Wener brings a distinct standpoint to this tale. As either a therapist and a sufferer, she discovers that what's such a lot profitable is treatment that's built-in, taking the total sufferer under consideration, not only the illness in isolation. In prose that's either humorous and profoundly relocating, Wener takes us on her striking trip to health and knowledge. She stocks her innermost emotions with honesty, perception, and humor. She reminds us that lifestyles is stuffed with never-ending chance, that desire and wishful pondering not just aid us preserve our heads above water yet are necessary to our sanity, and that what makes us magic is our skill to choose ourselves up whenever we fall.

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Download E-books Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film PDF

Over the final 5 many years, the flicks of director Brian De Palma (b. 1940) were one of the greatest successes (The Untouchables, challenge: Impossible) and the main high-profile mess ups (The Bonfire of the Vanities) in Hollywood background. De Palma helped release the careers of such well known actors as Robert De Niro, John Travolta, and Sissy Spacek (who used to be nominated for an Academy Award as most sensible Actress in Carrie). certainly Quentin Tarantino named Blow Out as considered one of his most sensible 3 favourite movies, praising De Palma because the most sensible residing American director.

Picketed through feminists protesting its depictions of violence opposed to girls, Dressed to Kill helped to create the erotic mystery style. Scarface, with its over-the-top functionality by way of Al Pacino, is still a cult favourite. within the twenty-first century, De Palma has persisted to test, incorporating components from videogames (Femme Fatale), tabloid journalism (The Black Dahlia), YouTube, and Skype (Redacted and Passion) into his most up-to-date works.

What makes De Palma any such maverick even if he's making Hollywood style movies? Why do his videos usually characteristic megalomaniacs and failed heroes? Is he in basic terms a misogynist and an imitator of Alfred Hitchcock? to respond to those questions, writer Douglas Keesey takes a biographical method of De Palma’s cinema, displaying how De Palma reworks occasions from his personal lifestyles into his motion pictures. Written in an obtainable kind, and together with a bankruptcy on each one of his movies to this point, this ebook is for a person who desires to be aware of extra approximately De Palma’s arguable movies or who desires to larger comprehend the fellow who made them.

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Download E-books Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon PDF

By Yvonne M. Ward

In 1901, literary gents have been appointed a singular job: to maintain the reminiscence of Queen Victoria in her personal phrases. by the point they have been entire, 460 volumes of the Queen’s correspondence had turn into simply 3; their judgements — and distortions — may effect perceptions of Victoria for generations to return. The editors selected for the duty have been deeply eccentric and complex males. Baron Esher was once the consummate royal confidant who concealed his obsession with Eton boys and incestuous dating along with his youngest son at the back of a personality of allure and restraint. Arthur Benson, an ex-Etonian grasp and closeted gay, struggled to slot in with the blue-blooded golf equipment and codes of the courtroom whereas struggling with bouts of serious melancholy. including King Edward VII they'd make a decision how Victoria was once to be remembered — averting scandal, preserving the hot king, selling their very own preconceptions approximately Victoria and her courtroom, obscuring her position as a mom, and propping up the politics of the day. according to extraordinary entry to the unique files, this can be a attention-grabbing piece of historic detective work.

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Download E-books Edie: American Girl PDF

By Jean Stein, George Plimpton

When Edie used to be first released, it speedy turned a global bestseller after which took its position one of the vintage books concerning the Sixties. Edie Sedgwick exploded into the general public eye like a comet. She looked as if it would have all of it: she used to be aristocratic and glamorous, vivacious and younger, Andy Warhol’s megastar. yet inside of many years she flared out as fast as she had seemed, and earlier than she grew to become twenty-nine she was once useless from a drug overdose.

In a blinding tapestry of voices—family, acquaintances, enthusiasts, rivals—the whole meteoric trajectory of Edie Sedgwick’s lifestyles is brilliantly captured. And so is the Pop artwork international of the ‘60s: the intercourse, medications, style, music—the mad rush for excitement and popularity. All glitter and flash at the outdoors, it was once hole and determined within—like Edie herself, and prefer her mentor, Andy Warhol. Alternately captivating, tragic, and scary, this ebook shattered many myths concerning the ‘60s event in America.

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Download E-books Mitt första liv: Den gudarna älskar dör inte PDF

By Bodil Malmsten

BODIL MALMSTEN [1944–2016] har med sina diktsamlingar och romaner blivit en av våra mest folkkära författare.

Lagom until 60-årsdagen i september utkommer Bodil Malmstens första självbiografi: Den som gudarna älskar dör inte - Mitt första liv. Hon minns sin första movie, den om tandtrollen Karius och Baktus, och hon minns sin första kyss.

Mitt första liv handlar om den för varje dag allt mer fantastiska barndomen i en by way of i mellersta Norrlands fjälltrakter och om ungdomen i London och Vällingby. Det är glesbygd och fräknar, norrsken och underläge, storstäder inte lika verkliga som hembyn. I kapitlet "Ångermanna-gatan" berättar Bodil Malmsten om sitt livs, än i dag, värsta upplevelse. Det var inte när hon vid sjutton års ålder var på vippen att dö - hennes livs värsta upplevelse var värre än döden, mycket värre.

Mitt första liv är illustrerad med teckningar av Bodil Malmsten och fotografier ur hennes familjealbum. Dokument som lever kvar så länge Bodil Malmsten gör det, för alltid.
"Att jag skulle dö är lika otänkbart som att jag blir sexti, det faller på sin egen orimlighet."

För utgivningen av Mitt första liv startar Bodil Malmsten bokförlaget Finistère ("världens ände", där Bodil är bosatt sedan 1999). Utgivningen sker i samarbete med Modernista.

”En viktig författaregenskap är ett nära och omisskännligt personligt tilltal. Och tar guy fasta på simply det är Bodil Malmsten en av våra absolut bästa författare.”
Aftonbladet

”Det som gör Bodil Malmstens bok så uppfriskande är att hon inte gullar med det förflutna. (...) Hon låter de personliga minnena glänsa i all sin förföriska och djupt subjektiva prakt. Sen dekonstruerar hon dem och använder dem som fabric för sina träffsäkra, våldsamma, humoristiska och rasande uppgörelser med sig själv och omvärlden.”
Göteborgs-Posten

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Download E-books Love Sick: One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction PDF

By Sue William Silverman

Now a life-time tv unique motion picture airing April 2008 with Sally Pressman, megastar of Army Wives.

during this strong memoir, a lady learns to worth herself—as a complete individual instead of as a sexual item. Sue William Silverman tells of her roller-coaster lifetime of intercourse and self-destructive habit. ultimately, hooked on possibility itself, she seeks the aid of a depended on therapist to find what love rather capability.

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Download E-books Young Henry: The Rise of Henry VIII PDF

By Robert Hutchinson

Set throughout the similar years of Henry VIII's lifestyles as The Tudors, this ebook charts his upward thrust as an impressive and ruthless monarch

Immortalized as a domineering king, infamous philanderer, and the not going benefactor of a brand new church, Henry VIII grew to become a legend in the course of his personal reign. Who, even though, was once the younger royal who could develop as much as develop into England's so much notorious ruler? Robert Hutchinson's Young Henry examines Henry Tudor's youth beginnings and next upward push to strength within the so much intimate retelling of his formative years to date.

While Henry's elder brother Arthur was once scrupulously groomed for the crown through their autocratic father, the ten-year-old "spare inheritor" loved a extra carefree formative years, given status and gear with no the looming pressures of the throne. every thing replaced for the younger prince, even though, while his brother died. Henry used to be 9 weeks shy of his eighteenth birthday while he inherited either his brother's widow and the crown.

As King, Henry most popular beauty and merriment to his royal tasks, sweeping away the musty cobwebs of his father's courtroom with feasting, dancing, and game. pissed off, too, via the seeming lack of ability of his spouse, Katherine of Aragon, to supply an inheritor, Henry became his awareness to a potential moment queen whose identify could suffer so long as his: Anne Boleyn. With the king nonetheless missing a successor by means of the age of 35, even though, the time for younger frolic had come to an end.

Divorcing his spouse and the Catholic Church, executing his lover and his violent will, Henry charged ahead on a scandalous course of terrifying self-indulgence from which there has been no turning again. Young Henry is an illuminating portrait of this tyrannical but groundbreaking king―before he remodeled his kingdom, and the face of the monarchy, irrevocably.

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Download E-books Diarios De Motocicleta: Notas de Viaje por America Latina (Che Guevara Publishing Project) PDF

By Ernesto Che Guevara

Un muy joven Ernesto Guevara viaja por América Latina, junto a su amigo Alberto Granado, parten de Argentina y se enfrentan a aventuras y realidades que los transformarán para siempre.

Vivido y entretenido diario de viaje del joven Che. Esta edición incluye fotografías inéditas tomado por Ernesto a los 23 años, durante su travesía por sudamérica y es presentada con un tierno prefacio de Aleida Guevara, quien ofrece una perspectiva distinta de su padre, el hombre y el icono de millones de personas.

"Nuestro movie es sobre un hombre joven, el Che, lleno de amor por el continente y buscando su lugar en él." -- Walter Salles, director del película "The motorbike Diaries"

"Si tengo que ser sincera, debo decir que al leer me fui enamorando del muchacho que mi padre había sido." --Prefacio de Aleida Guevara

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