Download E-books Great Meadow: An Evocation PDF

By Dirk Bogarde

Employing either the language and lucidity of the younger boy that he conjures up, the actor became writer, Dirk Bogarde, provides us with a captivating recollection of his youth. From 1927 to 1934 he lived in a distant cottage within the Sussex Downs along with his sister Elizabeth and their strict yet loving nanny, Lally. For the kids it used to be an idyllic time of pleasure and event: of gleaning on the finish of summer season, of oil lamps and wells, of harvests and harvest mice within the nice Meadow.

With nice sensitivity and poignancy, this memoir captures the sounds and scents, the affection and gentleness that surrounded the younger boy because the outdoors global ready to visit war.

First released in 1992, this is often certainly one of Bogarde's latter memoirs.

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Download E-books Ecce Homo: How To Become What You Are (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Friedrich Nietzsche

'I am now not a guy, i'm dynamite.'

Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no different. intentionally provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the style and pushes his philosophical positions to combative extremes, developing a genius-hero whose lifestyles is a chronicle of incessant self-overcoming. Written in 1888, a number of weeks earlier than his descent into insanity, the ebook sub-titled 'How To turn into What you're' passes lower than overview all Nietzsche's prior works in order that we, his 'posthumous' readers, can eventually understand
him aright, on his personal phrases. He reaches ultimate reckonings together with his many enemies - Richard Wagner, German nationalism, 'modern males' commonly - and especially Christianity, proclaiming himself the Antichrist. Ecce Homo is the summation of a rare philosophical profession, a final nice testomony to
Nietzsche's will.

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Download E-books The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age PDF

Written with the uncooked honesty and poignant perception that have been the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow’s Story, an affecting and observant memoir of turning out to be up from one among our most interesting and so much liked literary masters.

The misplaced Landscape is Joyce Carol Oates’ brilliant chronicle of her hardscrabble adolescence in rural western big apple kingdom. From thoughts of her relations, to these of a captivating bond with a unique purple chicken on her relatives farm; from her first friendships to her earliest reports with demise, The misplaced Landscape is a strong evocation of the romance of adolescence, and its indelible effect at the girl and the author she could become.

In this quite candid, relocating, and richly reflective account, Oates explores the realm throughout the eyes of her more youthful self, an creative lady desirous to inform tales in regards to the international and the folk she meets. whereas interpreting Alice in Wonderland replaced a tender Joyce without end and encouraged her to view lifestyles as a sequence of never-ending adventures, starting to be up on a farm taught her harsh classes approximately sacrifice, exertions, and loss. With searing element and an acutely perceptive eye, Oates renders her thoughts and feelings with beautiful precision, transporting us to a forgotten position and time—the misplaced panorama of her formative years, reminding us of the forgotten landscapes of our personal earliest lives. 

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Download E-books My Boring-Ass Life (New Edition): The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith PDF

By Kevin Smith

NOW up-to-date WITH THE ‘INS AND OUTS’ of constructing ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, and lots more and plenty, even more!

Anything yet uninteresting, Kevin Smith stocks his x-rated techniques in his diary, telling all in his ordinary candid, heartfelt and irreverent way!

Kevin Smith pulls no punches during this hard-hitting, in-your-face exposé of, er, his relatively boring and uneventful existence… good, now not regularly uninteresting. In among gazing his TiVo, he manages to make and unlock Clerks II, relate the tale of his partner-in-crime Jason Mewes’ heroin addiction... and get stuck stealing donuts from Burt Reynolds.

Thrown in are his perspectives at the perils of strip golf equipment, the downside of threesomes, the discomfort of anal fissures, his love-affair with Star Wars and much more! Adults basically!

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Download E-books American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History PDF

By Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice

The number 1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. army Seal Chris Kyle, and the resource for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster motion picture which used to be nominated for 6 academy awards, together with top picture.

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. military SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the main occupation sniper kills in usa army heritage. His fellow American warriors, whom he safe with lethal precision from rooftops and stealth positions through the Iraq warfare, referred to as him “The Legend”; in the meantime, the enemy feared him lots they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and put a bounty on his head. Kyle, who used to be tragically killed in 2013, writes truthfully in regards to the discomfort of war—including the deaths of 2 shut SEAL teammates—and in relocating first-person passages all through, his spouse, Taya, speaks brazenly in regards to the traces of struggle on their relatives, in addition to on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his striking battlefield reports ranks as one of many nice warfare memoirs of all time.

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Download E-books Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know: The Autobiography PDF

By Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes has traveled to the main risky and inaccessible locations in the world. within the technique he approximately died on numerous events, misplaced approximately part his hands to frostbite, and raised thousands of kilos for charity. He found the misplaced urban of Ubar in Oman and tried to stroll solo and unsupported to the South Pole. He used to be the 1st guy to arrive either poles by means of floor commute and the 1st to go the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In 1993, Her Majesty the Queen offered him the Order of the British Empire for "human activity and charitable services." An elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, and a popular explorer, Fiennes describes right here in his personal phrases his marvelous trip via lifestyles.

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Download E-books Quicksands: A Memoir PDF

By Sybille Bedford

Her first new e-book in over 10 years. Bedford is again with what is going to without doubt (she says) be her final, and the relocating end result of a narrative that all started in 1956 (when Legacy pubbed within the UK).

Acclaim, acclaim, and acclaim. Sybille Bedford is, easily placed, one of many most interesting writers of her new release. None except notoriously hard-to-satisfy Bruce Chatwin asserted that "when the heritage of contemporary prose in English involves be written, Mrs. Bedford must look in any checklist of its such a lot fantastic practitioners."

Comparisons. whereas now not but as large a reputation within the U.S. as her expertise could recommend, Bedford ranks with the elder states(wo)men of up to date literature. examine her within the comparable breath as Shirley Hazzard, Penelope Fitzgerald, Joan Didion, Anita Brookner, and Cynthia Ozick.

Another likelihood to rediscover a long-lost nice. The earlier few years the literary international has witnessed a couple of surprising profession rebirths. Paula Fox, e.g., emerged after an extended silence with the NBCC finalist Borrowed Finery and stacks of rave studies. occasionally, this reassessment has even labored posthumously--as visible within the cognizance lavished on Rebecca West's Survivors in Mexico. count on Bedford's Quicksands to be the following to get this royal treatment.

The Counterpoint reissues. This booklet, in all probability to be Bedford's final (she's 92), also will shape the fruits of the Counterpoint reissues of the Bedford backlist. look ahead to an analogous crisp, vintage packaging for this most up-to-date outing.

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Download E-books What Fresh Lunacy is This?: The Authorised Biography of Oliver Reed PDF

By Robert Sellers

Oliver Reed would possibly not were Britain's greatest movie big name - for a interval within the early 70s he got here inside of a hairsbreadth of exchanging Sean Connery as James Bond - yet he's an august member of that small band of individuals, like George most sensible and Eric Morecambe, who transcended their selected medium, turned too colossal for it even, and grew into cultural icons. For the 1st time Reed's shut kinfolk has agreed to collaborate on a undertaking in regards to the guy himself. the result's a desirable new perception right into a guy obvious by way of many as basically a brawling, boozing hellraiser. And but he used to be much more than this. For in the back of that photo, which all too frequently he performed as much as in public, was once a significantly advanced person, a guy of deep passions and loyalty but in addition deep-rooted vulnerability and insecurities. Why was once a proud, patriotic, clever, profitable and erudite guy so obsessed approximately proving himself to others, time and time back? even though the Reed delusion is of Homeric proportions, he continues to be a countrywide treasure and a bit of abnormal icon. compliment for different books via Robert dealers: Hellraisers: The lifestyles and drunk instances of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed: 'So splendidly captures the wanton belligerence of either binging and stardom you nearly think the fellows themselves are telling the tales.' GQ. Vic Armstrong: the genuine Adventures of the World's maximum Stuntman: 'This is the easiest and most unusual behind-the-scenes booklet i've got learn in years, gripping and revealing.' Roger Lewis, day-by-day Mail. do not allow the Bastards Grind You Down: '...a rollicking reliable read...Sellers has performed good to catch a shiny photograph of this intriguing time.' Lynn Barber, Sunday occasions.

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Download E-books Undisputed Truth PDF

By Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman

Undisputed Truth is uncooked, strong and disturbing—a head-spinning tackle Mr. Tyson's life.” (Wall road Journal)
 
Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectancies, and many traditional knowledge in the course of his 3 a long time within the public eye. Bullied as a boy within the hardest, poorest local in Brooklyn, Tyson grew as much as turn into essentially the most ferocious boxers of all time—and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. yet his brilliance within the ring was once frequently compromised via reckless habit. Yet—even after hitting rock bottom—the guy who as soon as admitted being addicted “to every thing” fought his long ago, attaining positive luck as an actor and newfound happiness and balance as a father and husband. Brutal, sincere, uncooked, and sometimes hilarious, Undisputed Truth is the singular trip of an inspiring American unique.

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Download E-books I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist PDF

By Kirk Douglas

From Kirk Douglas, Hollywood royalty and bestselling writer of The Ragman’s Son and My Stroke of Luck, comes the candid story of the making of Spartacus, the blockbuster movie that broke the blacklist

One of the world’s so much iconic motion picture stars, Kirk Douglas has individual himself as a manufacturer, philanthropist, and writer of ten works of fiction and memoir. Now, more than fifty years after the discharge of his enduring epic Spartacus, Douglas finds the riveting drama in the back of the making of the mythical gladiator movie. Douglas all started generating the motion picture in the middle of the politically charged period while Hollywood’s moguls refused to rent somebody accused of Communist sympathies. In a dicy move, Douglas chose Dalton Trumbo, a blacklisted screenwriter, to write down Spartacus. Trumbo was one of the “Unfriendly Ten,” males who had long past to legal instead of testify earlier than the home Un-American actions Committee approximately their political affiliations. Douglas’s resource fabric was once already a scorching estate, because the novel Spartacus was written by means of Howard quickly whereas he was once in detention center for defying HUAC.
 
With the monetary way forward for his younger family members at stake, Douglas plunged right into a tumultuous creation either on- and off-screen. As either manufacturer and superstar of the movie, he confronted explosive moments with younger director Stanley Kubrick, struggles with a number one woman, and negotiations with significant personalities, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and Lew Wasserman. Writing from his middle and from his personal meticulously researched files, Kirk Douglas, at ninety-five, seems to be again at his audacious judgements. He made the costliest movie of its era—but extra importantly, his ethical braveness in giving public credits to Trumbo successfully ended the infamous Hollywood blacklist.
 
A grasp storyteller, Douglas paints a bright and infrequently funny portrait in I Am Spartacus! The booklet is more desirable by means of newly stumbled on interval images of the celebrities and filmmakers either off and on the set.

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