Augustus John: The New Biography

This 1997 revised and up to date biography of the distinguished artist, utilizing the mass of recent fabric which has come to gentle seeing that Holroyd's two-volume first variation within the mid Seventies, finds the whole tale of John and his circle, from one in all our nice biographers. John studied on the Slade along with his sister Gwen sooner than either one of them went to Paris. He lived and labored at feverish pace and his drawings have been amazing for his or her fluid lyrical line, their vigour and spontaneity. His existence grew to become a fancy story of 2 towns, London and Paris, of 2 other halves and plenty of households. 'The age of Augustus John used to be dawning,' Virginia Woolf wrote of the yr 1908, which observed many pictures of writers and artists and small gleaming oil panels of figures in a panorama. His so much remarkable paintings used to be performed within the years prior to the 1st global conflict and while he died in 1961 his dying used to be taken care of as a landmark signaling the tip of period.

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Iacocca

He is an American legend, a straight-shooting businessman who introduced Chrysler again from the edge and within the method grew to become a media star, newsmaker, and a guy many had instructed to run for president.

The son of Italian immigrants, Lee Iacocca rose spectacularly during the ranks of Ford Motor corporation to develop into its president, in simple terms to be toppled 8 years later in an influence play that are meant to have shattered him. yet Lee Iacocca did not get mad, he acquired even. He led a conflict for Chrysler's survival that made his identify a logo of integrity, information, and guts for hundreds of thousands of Americans.

In his vintage hard-hitting kind, he tells us how he replaced the car within the Sixties through developing the exceptional Mustang. He is going backstage for a glance at Henry Ford's reign of intimidation and manipulation. He recounts the surprising rebirth of Chrysler from close to financial disaster to compensation of its $1.2 billion executive mortgage so early that Washington did not know the way to money the fee.

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Inside Seka

By Seka, Kerry Zukus

"The Mount Rushmore of grownup leisure has 4 heads: John Holmes, Marilyn Chambers, Jenna Jameson, and Seka. that is it; there ain't no more." - invoice Margold, famed grownup movie actor, agent, manufacturer, director, and activist Seka-The Platinum Princess, the Marilyn Monroe of Porn, the queen of XXX cinema's Golden Age, and John Holmes' favourite major girl. Seka is a mythical performer within the annals of grownup cinema, and plenty of might say the best. Seka's identify used to be so vast in XXX that her identify above the identify was once no longer enough-her identify needed to be within the identify!  Seka's genuine lifestyles tale, although, is as enigmatic as her monitor character. She used to be by no means a victim-on-screen or off. this can be no story of regret, abuse, or self-destructive habit. Seka was once post-feminist prior to the time period was once born. within Seka is the tale of a survivor, a trailblazer, and an icon-still the most well known and well-known porn stars ever; the final of the normal beauties. "Before the Jennas, the Bree Olsons, or the Savannas, the undisputed blonde bombshell of XXX videos used to be Seka, which makes her tale so vital within the heritage of grownup entertainment." - Ron Jeremy, porn legend, holder of the Guinness e-book of global documents for "Most Appearances in grownup Films". "From calling the photographs in a movie style within the days while it was once thoroughly managed via males, to status and being heard on the notorious Meese fee, Seka shatters the parable of the bad little sufferer who misplaced her manner. do not count on excuses and apologies. this can be one blonde bombshell who lives by means of her personal rules." - Candida Royalle, writer, entrepreneur, and erotic movie pioneer "She used to be one of many most well-liked ladies within the XXX company, capable of seduce any guy she sought after. So it may come as no shock that her tale is riveting." - Larry Flynt, Hustler journal Kerry Zukus is the writer, co-author, or ghostwriter of over forty books, together with From Harvard to Hell and again, the impending contained in the inn Rwanda, and booklet of the Month membership function choice The Fourth residence.

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Jumping into the Parade: The Leap of Faith That Made My Broken Life Worth Living

By Tim Brown

On the surface, it seemed like Tim Brown used to be dwelling the yank Dream.

After overcoming a tricky youth in a dysfunctional relations rife with medicines and alcohol, he grew to become a millionaire via age 30 and had a gorgeous spouse and younger son, a deep dedication to the group, and a major condo the place he may possibly entertain neighbors and consumers. yet all was once no longer because it seemed. in the back of closed doorways, Tim’s lifestyles was once like a cracking windshield, splintering additional daily, at the verge of shattering.

One November evening whereas on an incredible work trip, he chanced on himself at a brand new York inn considering finishing his lifestyles. He noticed a spot at the roof the place he may possibly finish the soreness. In his early 40s, his marriage was once suffering, his companies have been collapsing, and his well-being was once striking within the stability. He used to be being driven to the sting, compelled to stand the darkness and disgrace of his past.

But from that darkness, Tim stumbled on the energy to reshape and rebuild his existence. His religion gave him the braveness to “jump into the parade,” a word his former spouse's father coined to intend actually residing, taking percentages, and being who you actually need to be—not who others count on you to be. Jumping into the Parade is his sincere and candid memoir, detailing how own struggles and flaws led him to reframe and include his existence on his personal phrases. Tim’s uncooked and humbling tale will encourage you in finding the which means on your existence, anyplace you're in your journey.

Jumping into the Parade is a memoir that illuminates why embracing the perimeters, possessing the worrying occasions that form us, and dealing with the tension that lifestyles can throw our approach let us go beyond our situations and reside real lives in alignment with our personal values—not the values others think we must always carry. Tim’s uncooked and humbling tale offers suggestion, thought-provoking perception, and, most crucial, wish. wish should you, like Tim, are looking to triumph over their own struggles and flaws to reframe and include existence on their lonesome terms.

You have the energy to alter your existence for the higher. Take a bounce of religion and allow Jumping into the Parade consultant you towards a brighter future.

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The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski

By Samantha Geimer

During this memoir that “might be an important and useful ebook of the century thus far” (The Guardian), Samantha Geimer finds for the 1st time her part of 1 of the main infamous and complicated criminal situations in American history.

March 1977, Southern California. Roman Polanski drives a rented Mercedes alongside Mulholland force to Jack Nicholson’s condo. Sitting subsequent to him is an aspiring version named Samantha Geimer. She is 13 years old.

The undisputed evidence of what occurred within the hours that look within the courtroom checklist: Roman and Samantha spent hours taking pictures—on a kitchen counter, topless in a Jacuzzi. Wine and Quaaludes have been ate up, stability and innocence have been misplaced, and a tender girl’s existence used to be altered forever—eternally forged as a history participant in her personal story.

For months on finish, the Polanski case ruled the media either within the usa and overseas. yet regardless of the broad assurance, there's a lot approximately that day—and the woman on the heart of it all—that has remained a secret. The few occasions Samantha Geimer has spoken publically, it's been principally in response to Polanski—his most recent movie, his arrests, his releases. almost the whole narrative of Samantha’s existence, or even the main points of the rape itself, have all been left untold.

Taking us a long way past the identified headlines, this is often the tale of a woman who used to be concurrently clever past her years and but extraordinarily susceptible or even naive. Says ny instances bestselling writer Sheila Weller, “Witty, snarky—but additionally specified and thoughtfully observant…Samantha Geimer is a reflective consultant as she humanely tells of a fancy violation that harm yet didn’t defeat her.”

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Black Glasses Like Clark Kent: A GI's Secret from Postwar Japan

By Terese Svoboda

After her Uncle's suicide, Terese Svoboda investigates his beautiful declare that MPs can have finished their very own males throughout the profession of Japan after global warfare II

[Our captain] counseled us for being reliable squaddies and doing our activity good and having at least difficulties. Then he dropped a bomb. He stated the legal was once getting overcrowded, extraordinarily overcrowded.

As a toddler Terese Svoboda considered her uncle as Superman, with "Black Clark Kent glasses, grapefruit-sized biceps." At 80, he may nonetheless boast a washboard belly, yet in March 2004, he turned heavily depressed. Svoboda investigates his terrifying tale of what occurred in the course of his time as an MP, interviewing dozens of aged ex-GIs and vacationing Japan to aim to find the truth.

In Black Glasses Like Clark Kent, winner of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, Svoboda deals a awesome and punctiliously wrought own account of a frequently painful look for details. She intersperses excerpts of her uncle's recordings and letters to his spouse together with her personal learn, and indicates how the vagaries of army justice can enable the worst to ensue after which be buried via time and protocol

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Goat: A Memoir

By Brad Land

Soon to be an enormous movie starring Nick Jonas, this searing memoir of fraternity tradition and the perils of hazing provides an remarkable window into the emotional panorama of younger men.

Reeling from a terrifying attack that has left him bodily injured and psychologically shattered, nineteen-year-old Brad Land also needs to take care of unsympathetic neighborhood police, mom and dad who can slightly speak about “the incident” (as they name it), a brother riddled with guilt yet not able to decelerate sufficient for Brad to take care of, and the sensation that he’ll by no means be common again.

When Brad’s brother enrolls at Clemson collage and pledges a fraternity, Brad believes he’s being left in the back of as soon as and for all. wanting to belong, he follows. What occurs there—in the identify of “brotherhood,” and with the meant objective of forging a pupil and a gentleman from the uncooked fabrics of boyhood—involves torturous late-night hazing, heartbreaking estrangement from his brother, and, ultimately, the dying of a fellow pledge. finally, Brad needs to weigh overall alienation from his newfound group opposed to accepting a sort of brutality he already is aware too well.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Watch My Back

By Geoff Thompson

First published in 1992 as a one hundred eighty web page paperback Watch My again has long gone directly to discover a worldwide viewers (100,000 copies offered) and a cult following. in addition making the Sunday occasions top dealers record in either paper again and tough again, the e-book (and the tales there in) has made its method into enormous quantities of articles, a degree play (Doorman), a BAFTA nominated brief movie (Bouncer) starring Ray Winstone and Paddy Consadine, and a muti-award successful part hour movie (Romans 12;20) and now a £2 million theatrical function movie, (Clubbed, published to cinemas January 2009). We re overjoyed to announce 16 years after it is first booklet, a new, up-to-date model of Watch My again, with a brand new epilogue and many intriguing new photos taken from Clubbed and from the BAFTA's is obtainable

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The Beginning... The End... Anew!

By Zedart Hodges

For someday I’ve been fresh and every now and then it's been not easy yet i believe approximately my love for me and be aware of that I can´t and refuse to fall again into that self pity kingdom of denial and that now I remember the fact that it´s now not approximately me additionally there´s a asserting that's so actual which say´s as a way to maintain what you were given you need to supply it away i am hoping this can aid somebody or a few body´s available in the market that´s starting to become aware of that existence is greater than they're and extra vital to another person except you thanks for time

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A Lonely Kind of War: Forward Air Controller, Vietnam

By Marshall Harrison

From retired Air strength pilot Marshall Harrison comes a striking memoir of aerial battle in Vietnam. In his 3rd wrestle travel, Harrison came across himself “converted” from the excessive functionality international of jets to the awkward-looking OV-10 Bronco and assigned as a FAC—forward air controller. a charming story of valor, brotherhood, and patriotism unravels within the pages of A Lonely form of conflict, ahead Air Controller, Vietnam, a posthumous free up through this released writer via Xlibris.

Harrison is a born tale teller. there's pleasure, suspense, and humor during this account of the lifetime of a FAC. They have been a small staff of committed pilots flying flippantly armed prop-driven aircrafts in South Vietnam. thought of to be the eyes and ears of the assault airplane, their task used to be to fly low and sluggish, locate, repair, and direct airstrikes opposed to an elusive enemy hid by means of the heavy rainforest and jungles, a space the FACs known as “the eco-friendly Square”. The flying scenes are riveting: studying to fly the maneuverable Bronco, clearing within the “fast-movers” to drop great 750-lb bombs with out inflicting damage to the “friendlies” and accomplishing covert operation into Cambodia---“over the fence with the mad males within the eco-friendly beanies”. On this type of mystery missions, he's shot down and spends a harrowing evening within the jungle.

FACs lived with the troops within the box and flew from unimproved airstrips; they nearly managed the aerial battlefields of South Vietnam. Their losses have been dazzling and so they often died on my own.

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