This book draws the reader’s attention to the story of high love that existed between Rabbi Akiva and Rachel as described in the Talmud. Thanks to his wife Rachel, Akiva went from being an illiterate shepherd to becoming one of the greatest wise-men in Jewish history. This story took place approximately two thousand years ago and since then has been passed from generation to generation as an example of the idea of high love in a relationship between a man and a woman.
This collection of Dante Alighieri's lyrics charts his poetic evolution and displays the ground on which his Vita nuova and Divine Comedy developed. Inspired in his early poems by troubadour love poetry, Dante would later come to master all the genres of the time, such as the canzone, the sonnet and the ballad. At the same time deeply personal - dealing with themes of love, death and exile - and imbued with the poetic and political milieux of the period, Dante's Rime offer a fascinating glimpse into the imagination of arguably the greatest writer of all time.
Hellraisers tells the story of four of the greatest boozers of all time: Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole and Oliver Reed. Robert Sellers and Jake cleverly weave the four biographies seamlessly into one fast-paced adventure of drunken binges, orgies, parties and fun. Told through the eyes of Martin, a wannabe Hellraiser, the story begins in a typical London pub at Christmas time. One by one, each of the four Hellraisers take this disillusioned soul on a personal tour of their childhoods, rise to stardom and chaotic personal lives.
"Our aim was just to be as good as Love" John Densmore, The DoorsLOVE Story is the story of legendary Los Angeles band LOVE & their singer Arthur Lee. One of the first mixed race rock bands, the dark claustrophobic vision of their music and the bands sinister reputation set them apart from the Utopian ideals of the 'Flower Power generation and the 'Summer of Love' era. Their 1967 album Forever Changes is rightly deemed to be one of the greatest records of all time. Set against the turbulent times of the USA in the 60s, this incredible documentary covers their fascinating journey from their origins at Dorsey High School in South Los Angeles, their spell as Hollywood's favourite band, to the creation of their masterpiece 'Forever Changes', followed by their drug fuelled disintegration in 1968 and their continuing relevance to this day. Featuring extensive interviews with LOVE s front man and main songwriter Arthur Lee, as well original band members Johnny Echols, Bryan Maclean, Alban 'Snoopy' Pfisterer, Michael Stuart, Elektra boss Jac Holzman, producer Bruce Botnick, The Doors' John Densmore and arranger David Angel, their story is told first hand by those who were there. The mysterious and reclusive nature of the band has meant that this incredible story has never properly been told before, until now...
An exciting follow-up to the bestselling Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time In the tradition of the bestselling Forbes(r) Greatest Business Stories of All Time, Forbes(r) Greatest Investing Stories focuses on profiles of fascinating people who have achieved success in a range of investing arenas. This volume chronicles old-time innovators like Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing; Hetty Green, the Street's first female stock picker; T. Rowe Price, founder of one of the largest mutual fund families; and Georges F. Doriot, the driving force behind the first publicly owned venture firm in the United States. Others featured include such modern-day legends as Tom Bailey, founder of Janus Funds; Marty Whitman, value investor supreme and manager of the Third Avenue Value Fund; and Muriel F. Siebert, the first woman admitted to the New York Stock Exchange. Packed with investing lessons, wisdom and even the story of the swindle of the century, Forbes(r) Greatest Investing Stories makes an engrossing read and a great gift for any investor or market mogul. Richard Phalon (New York, NY) has been a contributing editor at Forbes since 1980. He covered personal finance, Wall Street, urban affairs, and politics at the New York Times for sixteen years before joining Forbes. He is the author of The Takeover Barons of Wall Street and Your Money: How to Make It Work Harder Than You Do.
A wonderful introduction to Victor Hugo's epic tale of injustice, love and heroism in 19th century France. Marcia Williams retells one of the greatest novels of all time in her trademark accessible, highly illustrated style. Perfect for children who love the musical or Oscar-winning film, the story follows Jean Valjean, an ex-convict, as he tries to put his criminal past behind him. Will he manage to escape from the ruthless Police Inspector Javert, who is determined to see him behind bars again? Can he build a life with Cosette, an orphaned girl he has rescued from poverty and neglect? When Cosette grows up and falls in love with the handsome Marius Pontmercy, will Jean Valjean let Cosette go? Or will the revolution that is sweeping through the streets of Paris tear all their lives apart?
Throughout life you'll question what is love? This may happen for many reasons, you may be in the wrong relationship but you may not notice for some time down the line, whatever the reason may be always remember that love is strength. Love is the one thing that we all seek because without we are essentially alone. Love is our salvation without love we wouldn't manage one day because everyone needs someone. Love is simple it is people that make it become complicated. Love has always existed since before time and with each new love comes a corruption from either party that is involved with love. However, not all love fades away, true love exists eternally. Now let me proceed with the love story that survived so many things that was thrown its way. The love story that never should have existed but against all laws it remains even to this day. The beginning of this tale starts with a girl and a boy as cliche as that sounds, a simple plot of a love story but is love ever that simple? Let us journey together and find out the unknown...
The legendary love story, the bestselling hardcover novel of all time, and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for fulfillment of a girlhood dream. It shows readers what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.
King Arthur is one of the greatest legends of all time. From the magical moment when Arthur releases the sword in the stone to the quest for the Holy Grail and the final tragedy of the Last Battle, Roger Lancelyn Green brings the enchanting world of King Arthur stunningly to life. One of the greatest legends of all time, with an inspiring introduction by David Almond, award-winning author of "Clay", "Skellig", "Kit's Wilderness", and "The Fire-Eaters".
"Ligeia" is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1838. "Ligeia" is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. The story follows an unnamed narrator and his wife Ligeia, a beautiful and intelligent raven-haired woman.
Two people. One choice. What if?Every love story has a beginning…11th September 2001. Lucy and Gabe meet in New York on a day that will change their lives – and the world – forever. As the city burns behind them, they kiss for the very first time.Over the next thirteen years they are torn apart, then brought back together, time and time again. It’s a journey of dreams, of desires, of jealousy, of forgiveness – and above all, love.And as Lucy is faced with a devastating choice, she wonders whether their love is a matter of destiny or chance.…what if this is how their story ends?Me Before You meets One Day in this passionate debut novel, The Light We Lost, an epic love story about the heartrending decision that one woman must make…
Vaccine – The Controversial Story of Medicine?s Greatest Lifesaver
Inside stories of some of the greatest prizefights of all time, including Floyd Patterson-Ingemar Johansson II, Joe Frazier-George Foreman I, and The Fight of the Century: Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier I. Referee and elder statesman of boxing Arthur Mercante gives behind-the-scenes glimpses into his world and into the lives and careers of the greatest boxers of all time. Mercante has officiated more championship fights than any other referee, and his blow-by-blow accounts are peppered with grit and telling details.