Download E-books Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star PDF

By Rich Merritt

Convinced, all of it rather occurred similar to This... this is the tale of wealthy Merritt-the stable son, teacher's puppy, Southern gentleman, version Christian scholar at Bob Jones collage, Marine officer, and the not-so-anonymous poster boy for a brand new York instances journal article on gays within the military-whose complex sexual prior prompted a global scandal whilst The suggest "outed" him as "The Marine Who Did homosexual Porn," placing his lifestyles in a tailspin. it is the compelling, poignant tale of ways a boy who by no means listened to pop tune, by no means cursed, and did not have his first drink till he used to be eighteen exploded right into a lifetime of medications, alcohol, promiscuity, prostitution, and pornography. And chiefly, it is a positive tale of self-forgiveness and id, of a guy who refused to permit himself to be outlined through the factors of a person else-gay or instantly. alongside the best way, wealthy Merritt writes with humor, compassion, perception and bare fact approximately: What it really is quite like starting to be up in the back of the "Fortress of Fundamentalism" and the way he finally got here to despise their perspectives the tough realities of army lifestyles below the "Don't ask, do not inform" Clinton coverage a true insider's adventure of operating within the male porn industry-the strong, the undesirable, and the tremendous sizzling Why he selected to not exhibit his porn previous to the recent York occasions journalist What it felt wish to be the main infamous marine on the planet and what it took to return throughout the hearth through turns harrowing and heartbreaking, indignant and putting forward, secrets and techniques of a homosexual Marine Porn big name is that rarest of memoirs-a attention-grabbing slice of existence that reads just like the so much soaking up fiction, yet is all real. wealthy Merritt has written an Op-Ed column for the military occasions. He has been profiled for the recent York instances journal, the l. a. occasions, and The suggest. tales approximately him have seemed within the London instances, The Washington put up and plenty of different courses. he's now an lawyer residing in Atlanta.

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Download E-books Michael Douglas: A Biography PDF

By Marc Eliot

A groundbreaking portrait of 1 of Hollywood’s such a lot profitable stars, from significantly acclaimed  and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot
 
via choice, inventiveness, and air of secrecy, Michael Douglas emerged from the lengthy shadow solid by means of his movie-legend father, Kirk Douglas, to turn into his personal guy and one of many movie industry’s so much formi­dable avid gamers.
 
Overcoming the curse of failure that haunts the little children of Hollywood celebrities, Michael turned a sensation whilst he effectively introduced One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring his good friend Jack Nicholson, to the monitor after a variety of setbacks, together with his father’s personal failed makes an attempt to make it ensue. This 1975 box-office phenomenon received Michael his first Oscar (the movie received 5 overall, together with top Picture), an award Kirk hadn’t gained on the time, and solidified the turbulent, aggressive father-son dating that might form Michael’s occupation and private life.
 
within the a long time that undefined, Michael validated a name for taking possibilities on new expertise and proj­ects through generating and starring within the highly winning Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile movies, whereas cultivating a multifaceted performing persona—edgy, rebel­lious, and a bit dark—in such movies as Wall highway, deadly charm, easy intuition, and Disclosure.
 
but as his occupation thrived, Michael’s own existence floundered, with an unsatisfied and tumultuous first mar­riage, rumors of infidelity (especially with top girls reminiscent of Kathleen Turner), and a headline-grabbing stint in rehab. Rocked via a chain of tragedies, together with Kirk’s strokes, his son Cameron’s incarceration, and his personal struggle opposed to throat melanoma, Michael has emerged trium­phant, fit, and chuffed in his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, a Welsh actress twenty-five years his junior, and their new younger family.

In Michael Douglas, Marc Eliot brings into sharp fo­cus this outstanding occupation, complex own lifestyles, and mythical Hollywood kinfolk. Eliot’s interesting portrait of the lows and noteworthy highs in Michael’s life—in­cluding the thorny but influential courting along with his father—breaks barriers in realizing the existence and paintings of a real American movie megastar.

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Download E-books The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey PDF

By Robert Morrison

A masterful biography of 1 of England's so much infamous literary figures.

writer of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) has lengthy lacked a full-fledged biography. His friendships with best poets and males of letters within the Romantic and Victorian periods—including William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas Carlyle—have lengthy positioned him on the middle of 19th century literary reports. He was once a guy who engaged with approximately each part of literary tradition, together with the jobs performed by way of publishers, booksellers, and newshounds in literary construction, dissemination and evaluate. His writing used to be a big impression on Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, and William Burroughs.

De Quincey is an engaging (and topical) determine for different purposes, too: a self-mythologizing autobiographer whose attitudes to drug-induced creativity and habit strike hugely resonant chords for a latest readership. Robert Morrison’s biography passionately argues for the serious significance and enduring price of this overlooked icon of English literature.

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Download E-books Fånge på Guantanamo PDF

By Gösta Hultén

- Jag begär inte ert medlidande, males jag vill berätta om Guantánamo för mina bröders cranium, de som sitter kvar där, och för att ingen ska kunna säga: "Jag visste ingenting".

Fånge på Guantánamo är Mehdi Ghezalis egen historia, som han berättade den för journalisten Gösta Hultén, om de två och halvt år - över 900 dagar - som han satt inlåst i en bur på den amerikanska basen på Kuba.

Här beskriver han tortyren och förhören, males också om hur fångarna försökte stötta och hjälpa varann. Ghezali skildrar den förnedringen som han utsattes för av sina fångvaktare och om den brinnande tro som höll honom uppe. Han berättar om sin uppväxt i Sverige och hur amerikanerna grep honom i Pakistan och förde bort honom. Fånge på Guantánamo är en svidande vidräkning med det exempellösa rättsövergrepp som den amerikanska regeringen utsätter många tusen muslimer för i fånglägren på Kuba, i Irak och Afghanistan. Den är också starkt kritiskt until det tafatta agerandet från de svenska myndigheterna för att få honom frigiven.

Gösta Hultén är ordförande i Guantánamokommittén där riksdagsmän från samtliga partier arbetade för Mehdi Ghezalis frigivning. Hultén är den enda journalist som träffat Mehdi Ghezali less than längre perioder.

Marked as retail on unique obtain source.

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Download E-books A Sherlock Holmes Handbook PDF

By Christopher Redmond

Right here in a single handy ebook via a famous Sherlockian pupil is every little thing wanted for the examine and pleasure of the Holmes canon: details at the tales and their publishing heritage; an evaluate of a century of illustrators; a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle and a bibliography of his different writings; observation at the motion pictures and performs approximately Sherlock Holmes; synopses of the tales and data approximately their characters; a survey of Victorian lifestyles and at the geography and social scene of 1895 London; and knowledge on present Sherlockian enterprises. a last part reviews at the lasting allure of Sherlock Holmes and what he potential to generations of readers.

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Download E-books For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker PDF

By Victoria Coren

In September 2006, Victoria Coren gained one million cash at the ecu Poker travel. In her long-awaited memoir, she tells the tale of that victory, but in addition of a 20-year obsession with the sport. it's a trip which has taken Coren from a mystery tradition of unlawful money video games to the high-stakes glamour of Las Vegas and Monte Carlo, and taken with it friendship, laughter, and funds, but additionally loneliness, heartbreak, and defeat. With disarming honesty, Coren lays all of this naked. For Richer, For Poorer additionally tells the tale of the poker revolution. How did this cult card online game, populated by way of a small group of colourful and whimsical gamers, stream from the again streets to the mainstream in a couple of brief years? it's a interesting tale from a depended on insider.

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Download E-books Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division PDF

By Deborah Curtis

The basically in-depth biographical account of the lead singer of pleasure department, written by means of his widow.

Revered by way of his peers--Bono defined his voice as "holy"--and idolized through his fanatics, musician Ian Curtis left at the back of a legacy wealthy in creative genius. He was once a enthralling performer on degree, but additionally introverted and vulnerable to temper swings. Enigmatic to the final, Ian Curtis died through his personal hand on may possibly 18, 1980.

Touching from a Distance describes Curtis's lifestyles from his early teenage years to his untimely demise at the eve of pleasure Division's first American song travel. It tells how, with a spouse, a toddler, and coming near near foreign repute, he used to be seduced by way of the honour of an early grave. What have been the explanations for his fascination with demise? have been his darkish, brooding lyrics a creative exorcism? In Touching from a Distance, Curtis's widow, Deborah, explains the drama of his existence and the tragedy of his death.

Includes discography, gig checklist, and a whole set of Curtis's lyrics, a few of which seem in print for the 1st time.

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Download E-books As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Escape from a Siberian Labor Camp and His 3-Year Trek to Freedom PDF

In 1944, German paratrooper Clemens Forell was once captured via the Soviets and sentenced to 25 years of work in a Siberian lead mine. within the Gulags, this was once nearly a loss of life sentence. pushed to desperation through the brutality of the criminal camp, he staged a bold break out. For the subsequent 3 years, Forell traveled 8,000 miles in barren, frozen desolate tract, haunted by means of blizzards, wolves, criminals, the KGB, and the phobia of recapture and retribution. just a extraordinary will to outlive, and a little success, allowed him to arrive the protection of the Persian border. The ensuing tale is a unprecedented record of the horrors confronted by way of POWs within the Soviet Union, and a testomony to the human spirit.

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Download E-books The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King PDF

By Rich Cohen

Named a top e-book of the 12 months via the San Francisco Chronicle and The Times-Picayune

The interesting untold story of Samuel Zemurray, the self-made banana multi-millionaire who went from penniless roadside banana peddler to kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary

The attention-grabbing, untold story of Samuel Zemurray, the self-made banana tycoon who went from penniless roadside banana peddler to kingmaker and capitalist progressive
When Samuel Zemurray arrived in the USA in 1891, he was once tall, gangly, and penniless. whilst he died within the grandest condo in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was once one of the richest, strongest males on the earth. operating his manner up from a roadside fruit peddler to conquering the United Fruit corporation, Zemurray grew to become an emblem of the simplest and worst of the U.S.: facts that the United States is the land of chance, but additionally a vintage instance of the company pirate who treats international international locations because the backdrop for his adventures.

Zemurray lived one of many nice untold tales of the final hundred years. beginning with not anything yet a cart of freckled bananas, he equipped a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary squaddies, Honduran peasants, CIA brokers, and American statesmen. From hustling at the docks of recent Orleans to overthrowing vital American governments and precipitating the bloody thirty-six-year Guatemalan civil warfare, the Banana guy lived a enormous and occasionally dastardly lifestyles. wealthy Cohen's magnificent historic profile The Fish That Ate the Whale unveils Zemurray as a hidden strength dealer, pushed through an indomitable will to succeed.

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