Category: Memoirs

The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci and Other Documents by Clements Robert Markham, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo

By Clements Robert Markham, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci

Includes the next goods, translated with notes and an creation: Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to a 'magnificent lord' - Letter of Amerigo Vespucci to Lorenzo Pietro F. di Medici - proof of Alonzo de Hojeda respecting his voyage of 1499 - Account of the voyage of Hojeda, 1499-1500, by means of Navarrete - Letter of the Admiral Christopher Columbus to his son - Letter of Vianelo to the Seigneury of Venice - Letter of naturalization in prefer of Vespucci - Appointment of Amerigo Vespucci as leader pilot - Chapters from Las Casas, which debate the statements of Vespucci - proof respecting the voyage of Pinzon and Solis - Las Casas at the voyage of Pinzon and Solis; Index. it is a new print-on-demand hardback variation of the quantity first released in 1894.

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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper (P.S.) by Stephen J. Dubner

By Stephen J. Dubner

As a boy, Stephen J. Dubner's hero used to be Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious working again for the Pittsburgh Steelers. whilst Dubner's father died, he grew to become obsessed—he dreamed of his hero each evening; he signed his tuition papers "Franco Dubner." even though they by no means met, it used to be Franco Harris who shepherded Dubner via a fatherless boyhood. Years later, Dubner trips to fulfill his hero, yes that Harris will embody him. And he's . . . good, mistaken. informed with the grit of a journalist and the grace of a memoirist, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper is a wide ranging, heartbreaking, and infrequently funny tale of stunning advancements. it's also a glowing meditation at the nature of hero worship—which, like faith and love, tells us as a lot approximately ourselves as in regards to the item of our hope.

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A life for language : a biographical memoir of Leonard by Robert A. Hall Jr.

By Robert A. Hall Jr.

Leonard Bloomfield (1887-1949) used to be one of many maximum linguists of the 20th century. He dedicated his complete lifestyles to a thorough-going examine of language, its constitution and its use, summed up in masterly type in his publication Language (1933). After his untimely loss of life on the age of sixty two, his paintings used to be initially acclaimed as an exemplary software of the medical technique to linguistics, yet then fell into unjustified forget. Now that the centenary of his delivery has handed, the time has come for the tale of Bloomfield's lifestyles and paintings to be mentioned in a biography. consequently, basing his dialogue on all on hand fabrics (including a few details now not available till recently), Professor corridor has offered Bloomfield's lifestyles historical past in its highbrow and cultural atmosphere. This e-book isn't just a biography, but in addition a private memoir, during which corridor attracts on his contacts with Bloomfield, who used to be his instructor at Chicago and a senior colleague at Yale. There emerges from this research a fuller photograph than we've had heretofore, featuring either Bloomfield's famous fulfillment in constructing the learn of language as a systematic self-discipline, and the less-known features of his personality and of his own existence, which in definite respects was once very tragic and unhappy.

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When Are You Coming Home?: A Personal Guide to Soul by DSS John-Roger, Pauli Sanderson

By DSS John-Roger, Pauli Sanderson

Encouraged via the concept that of the prodigal son and in accordance with the author's reports, it is a certain and intimate tale of religious awakening. even though principally biographical, it comprises parts of an experience tale that follows the exploration of a common divine essence and a better truth of spirit. either basic and profound, it conveys with disarming candidness the immediacy of the soul. This ebook will turn out worthy to those that are trying to find life's deeper that means within the face of recent demanding situations, and people who are seeking for a better religious knowing of the human event. integrated are a chart of the internal geographical regions of the spirit and a CD audio journey of the reflective approach.

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The True Life Wild West Memoir of a Bush-Popping Cow Waddy by Charley Hester

By Charley Hester

A sixteen-year-old runaway from Illinois, Charley Hester (1853–1940) lit out from domestic in 1869, absolute to make a lifestyles for himself at the nice American frontier. within the iciness of his existence seven many years later, he dictated an account of his studies within the Wild West of his formative years. Charley Hester’s memoir recounts the trips that took him to Missouri, Texas, Indian Territory, Kansas, and Nebraska and taken him face-to-face with badman John Wesley Hardin in addition to Joel Collins prior to Collins shaped his band of stagecoach and educate robbers. The younger cow waddy additionally tells of assembly Wild invoice Hickok, gazing document Holliday’s deft card play, and witnessing the waylaying of a drunken buffalo hunter by means of Wyatt Earp.In his personal colourful language, Hester relates tales starting from excessive jinks at the path to a heart-stopping shock stumble upon with Indians, in addition to conflicts with nature within the type of blizzards, cyclones, quicksand, swollen rivers, undesirable water, prairie fires, and electric storms. So attractive that they figured in Warner Brothers’ study for the vintage motion picture circumvent urban, Hester’s adventures are the stuff of actual Americana: background rendered in bolder strokes and brighter shades than the main outlandish fiction, as outrageous and outrageously exciting because it is true.After lifestyles as a cowpoke at the Chisholm and Western Trails, Hester finally settled in Phillips County, Kansas, after which in Dundy County, Nebraska, the place he helped his brother construct a ranching empire.

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Stay Alive, My Son by Pin Yathay

By Pin Yathay

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh to open a brand new and appalling bankruptcy within the tale of the 20 th century. On that day, Pin Yathay was once a certified engineer within the Ministry of Public Works. profitable and hugely informed, he were severe of the corrupt Lon Nol regime and was hoping that the Khmer Rouge will be the patriotic saviors of Cambodia.

In Stay Alive, My Son, Pin Yathay offers an unforgettable testomony of the horror that ensued and a gripping account of private braveness, sacrifice and survival. Documenting the 27 months from the arriving of the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh to his get away into Thailand, Pin Yathay is a strong and haunting memoir of Cambodia's killing fields.

With seventeen contributors of his kin, Pin Yathay have been evacuated by means of the Khmer Rouge from Phnom Penh, taking with them no matter what they could want for the 3 days earlier than they might be allowed to come to their domestic. in its place, they have been moved on from camp to camp, their possessions confiscated or deserted. As days turned weeks and weeks turned months, they turned the "New People," displaced city dwellers forced to reside and paintings as peasants, their days have been jam-packed with compelled handbook hard work and their survival depending on ever extra meager communal rations. The physique count number fastened, first as malnutrition bred rampant illness after which because the Khmer Rouge singled out the dissidents for unexpected demise within the darkness.

Eventually, Pin Yathay's kinfolk used to be diminished to only himself, his spouse, and their one closing son, Nawath. Wracked with ache and disorder, robbed of all they'd owned, dwelling at the very fringe of death, they confronted a way forward for escalating horror. With Nawath too ailing to commute, Pin Yathay and his spouse, Any, needed to make the heart-breaking choice even if to go away him to the care of a Cambodian sanatorium on the way to make a determined holiday for freedom. "Stay alive, my son," he tells Nawath earlier than embarking on a nightmarish break out to the Thai border.

First released in 1987, the Cornell version of Stay Alive, My Son contains an up to date preface and epilogue by means of Pin Yathay and a brand new foreword via David Chandler, a world-renowned historian of Cambodia, who attests to the ongoing worth and urgency of Pin Yathay's message.

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Cary Grant: la biografía by Marc Eliot

By Marc Eliot

"Todo el mundo quiere ser Cary provide. Incluso yo quiero ser Cary Grant".

Con estas palabras resumía el propio Cary furnish el atractivo y los angeles fascinación que su personaje público despertó en todo el mundo a lo largo de varias décadas. Considerado uno de los grandes mitos de l. a. period dorada de Hollywood, pocos conocen, sin embargo, su vida privada, sus orígenes humildes en Inglaterra, donde nació y recibió el nombre de Archibald Alexander Leach, y los avatares que le llevaron a convertirse en uno de los actores más cotizados de su época. Marc Eliot ofrece en este libro, sin duda los angeles biografía definitiva del actor, una amena y a los angeles vez rigurosa narración de los angeles vida de este gigante del cine, centrándose tanto en su intimidad —muy suculenta y salpicada de escándalos, divorcios y titulares— como en su faceta profesional, haciendo especial hincapié en su relación con sus directores favoritos: Howard Hawks, George Cukor o Alfred Hitchcock, el cineasta que mejor supo esculpir el irrepetible talento de Cary furnish, cuya enigmática mirada vuelve a hipnotizarnos en las páginas de este libro imprescindible.

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Bamahuta: Leaving Papua by Philip Fitzpatrick

By Philip Fitzpatrick

It's on the subject of the time while Papua and New Guinea territories will achieve independence from Australian rule and and a tender police cadet, kiap, Philip Fitzpatrick reports a sector in transition. it truly is an environment he interprets to this compelling account of the interval he served as a patrol officer in Papua New Guinea.

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Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger by Fiona Wright

By Fiona Wright

Small Acts of Disappearance is a set of ten essays that describes the author's disorder with an consuming illness which starts off in highschool, and escalates into life-threatening anorexia over the subsequent ten years. Fiona Wright is a very hot poet and critic, and her account of her affliction is trained by way of a willing feel of its contradictions and deceptions, and by way of an knowledge of the empowering results of starvation, that's unsparing in its attention of the author's personal activities and motivations. The essays supply views at the consuming ailment at diverse levels in Wright's existence, at college, the place she unearths herself in a appreciably diverse social international to the single she grew up in, in Sri Lanka as a fledgling journalist, in Germany as a tender author, in her clinic remedies again in Sydney. They mix learn, commute writing, memoir, and literary discussions of ways writers like Christina Stead, Carmel poultry, Tim Winton, John Berryman and Louise Gluck take care of anorexia and dependancy; including bills of relatives lifestyles, and unique and funny perspectives of hunger-induced occasions of the sort which are so compelling in Wright's poetry.

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Just Breathe Normally (American Lives) by Peggy Shumaker

By Peggy Shumaker

Just Breathe Normally opens with a hectic coincidence. Shattered perceptions and shards of narrative recount the occasions, from destroy via restoration and past. In lyric prose, the tales spiral again via generations to the touch on questions of mortality and kin, immigration and migration, legacies meant or inflicted.
 
In the wake of her near-fatal biking collision, Peggy Shumaker searches for that means inside extremity. via an extended convalescence, she reevaluates her family’s earlier, treating us to a meditation at the which means of justice and the position of affection within the grueling strategy of therapeutic. Her booklet, a relocating memoir of youth and kinfolk, testifies to the facility of collective empathy within the ameliorations that make and remake us all through our lives.
 
Shumaker crafts language not like someone else, language right away poetic and profound. Her memoir enacts our human wish to comprehend the fragmented self. We see in perform the ability of phrases to revive what scientific technological know-how can't: the delicate human psyche and its monstrous means for forgiveness.

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