Download E-books Maria Callas: The Woman behind the Legend PDF

For thousands of individuals, the good soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) is still the focal point of such exceptional fascination that there's nonetheless no greater compliment for singers than "…the top considering that Callas." during this biography, Callas' profession is introduced brilliantly to lifestyles, from her transformation from a overweight, painfully shy woman right into a brilliant, celebrated soprano, to her clash together with her larger-than-life picture. Huffington makes this fight, which was once on the middle of her lifestyles, additionally the guts of the biography. utilizing a wealth of formerly unpublished fabric and various first-hand interviews, Huffington records Callas' interminable clash together with her mom, her deeply emotional dating along with her voice, the slow unraveling of her first marriage, her passionate love affair with of Aristotle Onassis, her anguish and humiliation at his leaving her, and her mystery abortion.

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Download E-books The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts PDF

By Tanner Colby

The long island Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend

After 3 years of sobriety, Chris Farley's lifestyles was once at its inventive top till a string disappointments chased him again to medicinal drugs and alcohol. He fought difficult opposed to them, however it was once a struggle he might lose in December 1997. Farley's lovers instantly drew parallels among his demise and that of his idol, John Belushi. with out taking a look deeper, even if, many didn't see that Farley was once even more than simply one other Hollywood drug overdose. during this formally licensed oral heritage, Farley's family and friends take into accout his paintings and lifestyles. alongside the best way, they inform a awesome tale of boundless power, selection, and laughter that can simply continue the demons at bay for therefore lengthy.

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Download E-books La espada y la palabra: Vida de Valle-Inclán PDF

By Manuel Alberca

L. a. obra de Ramón del Valle-Inclán (1866-1936) ocupa un lugar preeminente e inagotable en l. a. literatura española, y su brillante y contradictoria personalidad sigue concitando hoy l. a. curiosidad del público. l. a. grandeza del hombre y los angeles importancia de su obra (que va desde el decadentismo inicial de las sonatas hasta el teatro del esperpento en los años finales) merecían esta biografía, documentada, exhaustiva y rigurosa, que, además, aporta una interpretación crítica de l. a. idiosincrasia y del comportamiento del escritor a través de un relato solvente, útil y ameno.

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Download E-books Amelia PDF

The 1937 disappearance of aviation legend Amelia Earhart in a distant region of the Pacific as she tried to circumnavigate the globe nonetheless conjures up searches and theories approximately how her trip and existence ended. in reality, the mysteries surrounding her destiny frequently overshadows her accomplishments as a pilot and writer. Who was once this high-flying girl who lived as though she have been invincible yet understood she was once something yet? right here, from historian Nancy Nahra, is her inspiring tale.

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Download E-books Against the Odds: The Adventures of a Man in His Sixties Competing in Six of the World's Toughest Triathlons across Six Continents PDF

By John L. Pendergrass

Completing a triathlon at any age is an enormous success; completing an IRONMAN® Triathlon on your sixties is little short of inspirational. a real account of John Pendergrass’ most unlikely objective of finishing six IRONMAN Triathlons on six continents, all whereas in his sixties, opposed to the percentages will shatter your preconceptions of what a guy in his golden years can accomplish.

For most folk, their sixties are a time to decelerate, take issues effortless, and contemplate a existence good lived. no longer for Pendergrass. As his 60th birthday loomed, he longed for a problem that will push him to his limits and force him to accomplish anything that few humans had ever performed before.

Pendergrass came upon his solution within the IRONMAN Triathlon, the world’s such a lot tricky persistence occasion: an intimidating 2.4 mile swim in open water, a grueling 112 mile motorbike trip, and an laborious 26.2 mile run—all within the similar day. a complete of 140.6 miles, nonstop... a huge activity for males part his age.

Against the percentages follows Pendergrass via every one hard step as he struggles opposed to time, doubt, and his personal actual barriers to reach drained, yet positive on the end line. From the deserts of Arizona to the bush of South Africa, from the shores of Brazil to the coasts of latest Zealand, this trip chronicles not just the races themselves, but in addition the breathtaking nations that host them. informed with modesty and humor, opposed to the percentages is a narrative of striking force and exceptional braveness that may encourage you to new heights many may possibly in basic terms dream of reaching

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Download E-books The Pete Seeger Reader (Readers on American Musicians) PDF

Possibly the main widely known determine in folks track and the most famous figures in American political activism, Pete Seeger now belongs one of the icons of 20th-century American tradition. the line to his present prestige as activist and revered voice of folks track was once lengthy and sometimes tough, ranging from the instant he dropped out of Harvard within the overdue Nineteen Thirties and collected a banjo. Editors Ronald Cohen and James Capaldi hint Seeger's lengthy and storied profession, concentrating on his paintings as not just a singer, but in addition on his huge contributions as an educator, songwriter, organizer, writer, and journalist. The son of musicians, Seeger all started his musical profession sooner than global conflict II and have become recognized within the Fifties as a member of the commercially well known Weavers, merely to be blacklisted by way of a lot of the mainstream media within the Sixties as a result of his innovative politics, and to come to the track scene in next many years as a tireless educator and activist.

The Pete Seeger Reader gathers writings from a variety of resources, blending Seeger's personal paintings with that of the various those who have, through the years, written approximately him. the various items have by no means prior to been republished, and canopy his complete occupation. A determine of fantastic productiveness, impression, and durability, Seeger is writer of a lifestyles that has been either solid in heroic phrases and vilified. the decisions during this booklet draw from an entire variety of those views and should tell as they entertain, bringing into concentration the lifestyles and contributions of 1 of the main influential figures of the 20 th century.

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Download E-books Babe Ruth: Legends in Sports (Matt Christopher Legends in Sports) PDF

By Glenn Stout

In a profession that spanned over thirty years, George Herman "Babe" Ruth replaced the way in which the game of baseball used to be performed. He was once the 1st real energy hitter, a robust pitcher, and within the outfield made a few awesome game-saving catches. His love of the game shined via within the means he laughed whereas strolling round the bases, in how he kidded and horsed round with teammates, and in his total selection to win. yet there has been a darker facet to Babe, person who approximately ruined his profession - and his lifestyles. after all, notwithstanding, Ruth controlled to beat his own demons, recapture his future health, and cross directly to lead his cherished Yankees to championship prestige. easily positioned, there hasn't ever been one other participant just like the Babe.

This finished biography of 1 of baseball's such a lot memorable legends additionally comes with images.

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Download E-books Bellow: A Biography PDF

By James Atlas

Masterly, unique, Bellow: A Biography is a unprecedented fulfillment, the intense and long-awaited biography of the Nobel Prize-winning writer of Herzog, The Adventures of Augie March, and different bestsellers. nationwide ebook Award nominee James Atlas right here supplies the 1st definitive account of Bellow's turbulent own lifestyles, because it opened up opposed to the history of twentieth-century events--the melancholy, international struggle II, the upheavals of the sixties--and amid the entire complexities of the Jewish-immigrant event in the United States, which generated a colourful new literature.
          Saul Bellow's mom and dad fled Russia in 1913 and settled with family members in Canada, the place Saul used to be born. Bellow's boyhood in Quebec and Chicago, marked by means of his family's temporary life and fight for monetary survival (his father used to be a bootlegger for a time), supplied suggestion for lots of of the memorable characters and scenes that animate his fiction. It was once in Chicago that Bellow got here into his personal, researching his specific voice and encountering a number of the girls, in addition to the writers and intellectuals, who have been to populate his novels and his lifestyles. Atlas attracts upon Bellow's huge correspondence with Ralph Ellison, Delmore Schwartz, John Berryman, Robert Penn Warren, John Cheever, and lots of different luminaries during this wealthy and revealing account of 1 writer's event of America's twentieth-century highbrow and literary heritage.
          As proficient as he's enigmatic, Bellow has received the Pulitzer Prize, the nationwide publication Award (three times), and, in 1976, the Nobel Prize for Literature. In his eighties, he released a brand new novel, Ravelstein, and, along with his 5th spouse, celebrated the delivery of his fourth baby.
          Detailing Bellow's risky marriages and diverse tempestuous relationships with girls, popular intellectuals, publishers, and pals, Bellow: A Biography is an impressive chronicle of the lifetime of one of many optimum writers within the English language.

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Download E-books Wolf: The Lives of Jack London PDF

By James L. Haley

Jack London was once born a working-class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his formative years he used to be a boundlessly lively adventurer at the bustling West Coast—by turns taking part in the function of hobo, sailor, prospector, and oyster pirate. He spent his short existence quickly collecting the stories that may tell his acclaimed, best-selling books: The name of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf.

London used to be stricken by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its so much savage, yet wept helplessly on the deaths of his favourite animals. At his height the highest-paid author in the USA, he was once however consistently broke. An irrepressibly positive crusader for social justice, he burned himself out at 40: ailing, offended, and disappointed, yet forsaking a voluminous literary legacy, a lot of it ripe for rediscovery.

In Wolf, award-winning writer James L. Haley explores the forgotten Jack London—at as soon as a hard-living globetrotter and a guy alive with rules, whose ardour for social justice roared until eventually the day he died. Returning London to his right position within the American pantheon, Wolf resurrects a big American novelist in his complete fireplace and glory.

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Download E-books Spielberg: The Man, the Movies, the Mythology PDF

By Frank Sanello

In keeping with greater than a part dozen interviews with the director himself, this unauthorized biography recounts Spielberg's youth, schooling, occupation, philanthropic and charitable endeavors, and his super deepest own lifestyles. This up-to-date version explores Spielberg's most modern filmmaking efforts, from Schindler's List to Men in Black 2.

Author's correction of the Library magazine review of Spielberg: The guy, the films, the Mythology via Frank Sanello (me).

The Library magazine assessment erroneously says of my Spielberg bio:

The book has too many sneering asides on critics and performers, does not supply sufficient element on person motion pictures, and quotes glance journal in 1979 (it ceased e-book years earlier).     

The above assertion approximately Look ceasing booklet years ahead of I quoted in my Spielberg bio the revived Look magazine in 1979 is faulty. based on Wikipedia,

Hachette Filipacchi Médias brought back Look, the image Newsmagazine in February 1979 as a bi-weekly in a touch smaller dimension. It lasted just a year

Please right the Library magazine Review's misguided feedback. were you aware that Library magazine studies are written by means of non-professional publication critics, usually people whose merely qualification is being a voracious reader.

In the prior, prior to I turned the writer of 20+ books bought on Amazon, I reviewed books for the la day-by-day information and the Chicago Tribune as a contract journalist.

This isn't the first time an beginner Library Journal reviewer panned one of my books mentioning info that was once factually right. The reviewer's declare that Look journal went into bankruptcy ahead of the quote I attributed to the resurrected glance is simply the main egregious blunders of many through the Library magazine. Publishers Weekly, which employs specialist ebook critics, gave my Spielberg bio a gleaming review!

Frank Sanello

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