Полный вариант заголовка: «Memoir of the life and character of Walter Venning, Esq. : a member of the Committee of the London Society for the improvement of prison discipline, etc. : who died at St. Petersburg, Januery 10-th, 1821, from a fever contracted in visiting one of the gaols of that city / by Richard Knill ; with a preface by Robert Winter».
Welcome to the former penal colony of Charon, where a labyrinth of underground tunnels offer shelter to an Alien hive. Professor Ernst Kleist rules—a paranoid tyrant who sees and hears all. Captain Joyce Palmer is bound for Charon. Only she and a few hand-picked Marines can stop Kleist in his tracks. And only they can stop the professor's insane creation—the Rogue. Contains Rogue by Sandy Schofield and The Labyrinth by Stephani Perry.
This remarkable memoir is one of the most celebrated documents to emerge from the tumult of America’s Revolutionary War. The ordinary and yet exceptional experiences of a young soldier in Washington’s army are given a new life in this fourth edition, sensitively edited for a modern readership. Classic primary source on the Revolutionary War Edited by a leading US authority on the period Now with extra maps and a more extensive bibliography Includes a new Afterword by Karen Guenther on film portrayals of the continental soldier
A groundbreaking work for healing long-term emotional problems The Power of Memoir is a pioneering how-to book that provides a new step-by-step program to use memoir writing as a therapeutic process. By going through these steps you'll learn how to choose the significant milestones and turning points that make up a coherent story leading to a life-changing epiphany. Help uncover the secret stories that are the keys to healing Explore the dynamics and roles of dysfunctional families Heal old wounds, creating a better present and brighter future Using many examples from her students and clients, the author shows how creative, well-planned, and carefully researched memoir writing can offer a process for sorting out the truth from lies and family myths.
The third memoir by the inimitable Stephen Fry, More Fool Me is his most revealing work to date - an intimate account of fame and all that comes with itMore Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain - revealing a dark side he has long kept hidden. By his early thirties, Stephen Fry - television darling and critically acclaimed and bestselling author with a coterie of equally talented friends - had, as they say, “made it.”Writing and recording by day, and haunting a never-ending series of celebrity parties by night, he was a high functioning addict in both work and play. He was so distracted by the high life that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow . . .5 8-page color inserts.
Inspiring lessons on business and life from Frank Savage Frank Savage's is an unlikely success story. Raised in segregated Washington, DC, by his mother, a hairdresser and entrepreneur with little formal education, Savage's career has taken him around the world as a globetrotting financier. From his first banking job at Citibank to his current position as Chairman Emeritus of Howard University, The Savage Way shares the life and business lessons he learned along the way. This memoir relates the many starts and stops, successes and failures in his long career, from his involvement in the collapse of Enron, to his experience investing in Africa, to his days as a competitive yachtsman—always guided by the wisdom of the mother who taught him to transcend all limits. A powerful memoir of an inspiring business leader Savage is the current Chairman of his alma mater, Howard University, and the CEO of the global financial services company Savage Holdings LLC A rare and inspiring story of personal and professional challenge and ultimate triumph, The Savage Way is a memoir that offers powerful inspiration and wisdom for tomorrow's business leaders.
A literary self-help memoir about using the Russian classics to find the answer to life's most important questions.Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author's own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace.
Lady Constance Chatterley is trapped in a loveless marriage to a man who is impotent. Oppressed by her dreary life, she is drawn to Mellors the gamekeeper. Breaking out against the constraints of society she yields to her instinctive desire for him and discovers the transforming power of physical love which leads them both towards fulfillment. Banned for many years for its frank depiction of sex, "Lady Chatterley's Lover" was first published by Penguin in 1960 and was at the centre of a sensational obscenity trial at the Old Bailey
Полный вариант заголовка: «Reflections upon the conduct of human life : with reference to the study of learning and knowledge : in a letter to the Excellent Lady, the Lady Masbam / by John Norris ; to which is annexed, a Visitation sermon, by the same author».
The bloody mutiny was a success and Long John is now in command of the Neptune. Following their native gude, the survivors find the mouth of the Amazon and sail on towards Guiana-Capac. But after the dangers of the open ocean, it's the unknown terrors of the jungle they must now face - with a damaged ship and a reduced crew. To what doom will the lush labyrinth of the Amazon lead Long John, Lady Vivian and Dr. Livesey?
Now a major motion picture nominated for nine Academy Awards. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.
New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting his routine: feeding by night and sleeping by day with others of his kind in the macabre labyrinth under the city's sidewalks. Until one night he sees them hunting on his beloved subway. Vampires, like him...or not like him. Whatever they are, whatever their appearance means, the undead in the tunnels of Manhattan are not as safe as they once were. And neither are the rest of us.
Growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager. Almost half a century later, now a distinguished professor of American history, he revisits Dylan's work with the critical skills of a scholar and the passion of a fan. Drawing partly on his work as the current historian-in-residence on Dylan's official website, Sean Wilentz provides a unique blend of biography, memoir and anlysis in a book which, much like its subject, shifts gears and changes shape as the occasion demands.
Travis Barker’s soul-baring memoir chronicles the highlights and lowlights of the renowned drummer’s art and his life, including the harrowing plane crash that nearly killed him and his traumatic road to recovery — a fascinating never-before-told-in-full story of personal reinvention grounded in musical salvation and fatherhood. After breaking out as the acclaimed drummer of the multiplatinum punk band Blink-182, everything changed for Travis Barker. But the dark side of rock stardom took its toll: his marriage, chronicled for an MTV reality show, fell apart. Constant touring concealed a serious drug addiction. A reckoning did not truly come until he was forced to face mortality: His life nearly ended in a horrifying plane crash, and then his close friend, collaborator, and fellow crash survivor DJ AM died of an overdose. In this blunt, driving memoir, Barker ruminates on rock stardom, fatherhood, death, loss, and redemption, sharing stories shaped by decades’ worth of hard-earned insights. His pulsating memoir is as energetic as his acclaimed beats. It brings to a close the first chapters of a well-lived life, inspiring readers to follow the rhythms of their own hearts and find meaning in their lives.
At ninety years old, Mary Soames is the only surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill. A DAUGHTER'S TALE follows her early life from an idyllic childhood in her own Garden of Eden at Chartwell to her ATS service in mixed anti-aircraft batteries during the war. When Chamberlain's declaration of war in 1939 shatters Mary's world, she begins to share the burden of her family's anxieties and stresses. We see her love for her parents strengthen through adversity, culminating in her emotional account of her own devastation at Winston's defeat at the 1945 general election. With glimpses into her fascinating personal diary, published here for the first time, this charming memoir draws us into a world where the experiences of a packed family, social and romantic life unfold against a background of cataclysmic events.