Category: Biography

  • Download Dancing Through Life: Steps of Courage and Conviction by Candace Cameron Bure PDF

    By Candace Cameron Bure

    Candace Cameron Bure has grown up ahead of our eyes and we've watched as she's balanced existence in Hollywood together with her religion for a few years. yet that every one reached new heights while she used to be given the chance to affix the solid of Dancing With the celebrities. Being at the exhibit was once considered one of her desires come precise; and with that dream got here the chance to reveal her Christian religion in entrance of thousands of individuals, via an excessive season of stretching past her limits, and to run the race God gave her with pleasure and perseverance.

    Join Candace as she displays at the self-discovery that got here via jumping out of her convenience region. pass backstage and event the highs and lows, the roadblocks, and the non-public victories. listen instantly from her center on difficult classes discovered approximately grace, rejection, perfectionism, sadness, responsibility, facing feedback, and extra. via God’s energy, and with the aid of never-ending aid from her friends and family, see how Candace stayed precise to herself and publicly lived out her religion in Christ all of the solution to the finale.

    How do you stand with conviction on your global? the place does your braveness come from while confronted with demanding situations? How do you reside out your religion each day regardless of competition? Your degree most likely isn't in Hollywood and the demanding situations you're dealing with will not be on reside tv, yet they're no much less actual. Come in addition to Candace as she stocks how she came across the braveness to face with conviction on one of many biggest systems of her existence.
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  • Download Uncle Tungsten Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks PDF

    By Oliver Sacks

    From the celebrated neurologist who's additionally probably the most striking storytellers of our time -- an account of his formative years, as unforeseen and engaging as his celebrated case histories.

    What first aroused Sacks' boundless curiosity?

    In this glorious memoir, he conjures up, with heat and wit, his early life in wartime England. there has been the big, scientifically minded family members during which his very early fascination with food used to be nurtured -- really via "Uncle Tungsten." there have been his 4 years on the boarding institution the place he used to be despatched on the outbreak of global battle II to flee the bombings, and the place, notwithstanding he suffered severe deprivation and cruelty, you can actually see the 1st gleam of his curiosity within the highbrow ambitions that will start to form him. And there has been his go back to London, an emotionally bereft 10-year-old who came upon solace within the mystery backyard of his ardour for studying -- in regards to the nature of metals, gases and chemical compounds; concerning the hidden order of items outdoor himself.

    Uncle Tungsten radiates the magic, the satisfaction and the beauty of the delivery, in a tender boy, of the unquenchable hope for wisdom. it's an unforgettable portrait of a unprecedented mind.

    From the Hardcover variation.
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  • Download The Writing Life: Journals, 1975-2005 by George Fetherling PDF

    By George Fetherling

    Chosen from hundreds of thousands of pages of the day-by-day journals of George Fetherling - the inexhaustible novelist, poet, and cultural commentator - The Writing existence unearths an astute and candid observer of his contemporaries in addition to himself. hundreds and hundreds of figures within the arts and public lifestyles crisscross the pages of Fetherling's journals, from Margaret Atwood and Marshall McLuhan, to Gwendolyn MacEwen and Conrad Black. The booklet starts in mid-1970s Toronto, a time of cultural ferment, and includes directly to Vancouver and a brand new century. an enthralling and intimate narrative, The Writing lifestyles presents a compelling portrait of the final 3 a long time of Canadian cultural existence.
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  • Download Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips (Screen by Michael G. Ankerich PDF

    By Michael G. Ankerich

    Mae Murray (1885--1965), popularly often called "the lady with the bee-stung lips," used to be a fiery presence in silent-era Hollywood. popular for her vintage attractiveness and charismatic presence, she rocketed to stardom as a dancer within the Ziegfeld Follies, relocating around the state to superstar in her first movie, To Have and to carry, in 1916. An rapid hit with audiences, Murray quickly turned probably the most recognized names in Tinseltown.

    However, Murray's second within the highlight used to be fleeting. The creation of talkies, a string of failed marriages, a significant occupation blunder, and a few sour felony battles left the previous superstar in a nation of poverty and psychological instability that she could by no means overcome.

    In this exciting biography, Michael G. Ankerich lines Murray's profession from the footlights of Broadway to the klieg lighting fixtures of Hollywood, recounting her notable physique of labor at the degree and reveal and charting her quick ascent to reputation and decline into obscurity. that includes specific interviews with Murray's in simple terms son, Daniel, and with actor George Hamilton, whom the actress heavily befriended on the finish of her existence, Ankerich restores this significant determine in early movie to the limelight.
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  • Download Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson PDF

    By Walter Isaacson

    During this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling writer of Einstein and Steve Jobs, indicates how the main interesting of America's founders helped outline our nationwide character.
    Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the person who turns out made up of flesh instead of marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin's existence from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and again, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who turned, over the process his eighty-four-year existence, America's top author, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and company strategist, in addition to one in all its such a lot useful and creative political leaders. He explores the wit in the back of bad Richard's Almanac and the knowledge in the back of the announcement of Independence, the hot nation's alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution.

    In this colourful and intimate narrative, Isaacson presents the whole sweep of Franklin's notable lifestyles, exhibiting how he helped to forge the yank nationwide id and why he has a specific resonance within the twenty-first century.
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  • Download Diarios De Motocicleta: Notas de Viaje por America Latina by Ernesto Che Guevara PDF

    By Ernesto Che Guevara

    Un muy joven Ernesto Guevara viaja por América Latina, junto a su amigo Alberto Granado, parten de Argentina y se enfrentan a aventuras y realidades que los transformarán para siempre.

    Vivido y entretenido diario de viaje del joven Che. Esta edición incluye fotografías inéditas tomado por Ernesto a los 23 años, durante su travesía por sudamérica y es presentada con un tierno prefacio de Aleida Guevara, quien ofrece una perspectiva distinta de su padre, el hombre y el icono de millones de personas.

    "Nuestro movie es sobre un hombre joven, el Che, lleno de amor por el continente y buscando su lugar en él." -- Walter Salles, director del película "The motorbike Diaries"

    "Si tengo que ser sincera, debo decir que al leer me fui enamorando del muchacho que mi padre había sido." --Prefacio de Aleida Guevara
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  • Download Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard by Clark Blaise PDF

    By Clark Blaise

    It really is tricky this day to visualize lifestyles sooner than usual time was once tested in 1884. in the midst of the 19th century, for instance, there have been a hundred and forty four professional time zones in North the USA on my own. The confusion that ensued, specially one of the burgeoning railroad businesses, was once an hourly comedy of blunders that eventually threatened to hamper growth. The production of normal time, with its dozen international time zones, is without doubt one of the nice innovations of the Victorian period, but it's been principally taken for granted.

    In Time Lord, Clark Blaise re-creates the lifetime of Sanford Fleming, who struggled to persuade the realm to just accept ordinary time. It’s a desirable tale of technology, politics, nationalism, and the made up our minds imaginative and prescient of 1 guy who replaced the area. Set in a time marked by way of mammoth technological and cultural transformation, Time Lord is additionally an erudite exploration of paintings, literature, cognizance, and our altering dating to time.
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  • Download ' Sie belieben wohl zu scherzen, Mr. Feynman.'. Abenteuer by Richard P. Feynman PDF

    By Richard P. Feynman

    Dieses witzige Buch des amerikanischen Physikers und Nobelpreisträgers dreht sich rund um den Menschen Feynman, der mit Anekdoten und Geschichten aus der Schulzeit, aus seiner Zeit in Alamo und schließlich als Professor aufwartet, die den Schluß zulassen, daß Feynman zeitlebens das battle, was once guy hier als "Lausebengel" bezeichnen würde. Aber auch die Motivation Feynmans, zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Wissenschaft vorzudringen, wird aus diesen Geschichten deutlich: die Neugier.
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