Category Archives: Autobiography

Download E-books An Evil Cradling: The Five-Year Ordeal of a Hostage PDF

By Brian Keenan

This brilliantly written account via a former heart East hostage used to be a number 1 bestseller in Britain and served because the thought for the acclaimed Broadway hit an individual Who'll Watch Over Me. "Conveys the surrealism of the ordeal, the lack of keep watch over and melting of id that include figuring out you're a pawn in somebody else's game."--Time.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival PDF

By Dean King

All over the place hailed as a masterpiece of ancient event, this captivating narrative recounts the reports of twelve American sailors who have been shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by way of wasteland nomads, offered into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month trip during the bone-dry middle of the Sahara. The ordeal of those males - who stumbled on themselves demonstrated via barbarism, homicide, hunger, dying, dehydration, and antagonistic tribes that roamed the desolate tract on camelback - is made indelibly vibrant during this gripping account of braveness, brotherhood, and survival.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Knuckler: My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch PDF

By Tim Wakefield

At forty-four years previous, Tim Wakefield is the longest-serving member of 1 of baseball’s hottest franchises. he's just about eclipsing the profitable documents of 2 of the best pitchers to have performed the sport, but few detect the total degree of his good fortune. That his profession may be characterised by way of such phrases as dependability and consistency defies all odds simply because he has completed this with baseball’s such a lot mercurial weapon—the knuckleball.

Knuckler is the tale of ways a suffering place participant guess his destiny on a fickle pitch that might outline his profession. The pitch may possibly force hitters loopy, yet how does the pitcher remain sane? the instant Wakefield followed the knuckleball, his profession sought to respond to that question. With the purple Sox, Wakefield started to grasp his pitch in basic terms to discover himself at the mound in 2003 for one of many worst post-season losses in background, the following 12 months via essentially the most vindicating of championships. Even now, as Wakefield battles, we see the twists and turns of a big league profession driven to its final severe.

A outstanding tale of 1 player’s good fortune regardless of being the exception to each rule, Knuckler can be a full of life meditation at the dancing pitch, its historical past, its mystique, and the entire ironies it brings to endure.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training PDF

By Tom Jokinen

At forty-four, Tom Jokinen determined to surrender his task with the intention to develop into an apprentice undertaker, getting down to ask the questions: what's the correct factor to do whilst somebody dies? With providing new concepts (go eco-friendly, pass anti-corporate, pass Disney, be packed into a synthetic reef and dropped within the Atlantic...), is there nonetheless room for culture? In a yr of adventures either hair-raising and hilarious, Jokinen reveals a global that's appreciably replaced considering that Jessica Mitford revised The American means of Death, extra wonderful than Six toes Under, or even funnier and extra illuminating than Stiff.

If invoice Bryson have been to apprentice at a funeral domestic, looking for the which means of lifestyles and loss of life, you’d have Curtains.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books The Red Hot Chili Peppers: An Oral/Visual History PDF

By The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brendan Mullen

This is often the ebook enthusiasts were awaiting when you consider that Mother’s Milk and Blood Sugar intercourse Magik first hit the charts: the 1st (and only!) legit purple sizzling Chili Peppers story—an oral and visible autobiography from one of many world’s maximum rock teams. jointly, Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Flea, and Chad Smith inform the 61-million-album promoting band’s rollercoaster tale, with anecdotes in their live performance excursions and artistic collaborations, thoughts of shock successes and darkish battles with drug habit, revelations approximately their personalities and emotions, and admissions approximately their lives outdoors the band. With hundreds and hundreds of pictures, poster photographs, price tag stubs, and different RHCP memorabilia, this can be a must-have for any die-hard fan.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter PDF

By Antonia Fraser

A relocating testomony to 1 of the literary world's such a lot celebrated marriages: that of the best playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the attractive and well-known prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser.

In this beautiful memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the lifestyles she shared with the the world over well known dramatist. In essence, it's a love tale and a marvelously insightful account in their years jointly, starting with their preliminary assembly whilst Fraser was once the spouse of a member of Parliament and mom of six, and Pinter was once married to a distinctive actress. through the years, they skilled a lot pleasure, a shared devotion to their paintings, crises and laughter, and, after all, nice braveness and love as Pinter battled the disorder to which he finally suc­cumbed on Christmas Eve 2008.

Must You pass? is in response to Fraser’s memories and at the diaries she has saved considering the fact that October 1968. She stocks Pinter’s personal revelations approximately his earlier, in addition to observations through his associates. Fraser’s diaries—written through a biographer dwelling with an artistic artist and staring at the method firsthand—also pro­vide a distinct perception into his writing.

Harold Pinter and Antonia Fraser lived jointly from August 1975 till his dying thirty-three years later. “O! name again the day before today, bid time return,” cries one of many courtiers to Richard II. this is often Antonia Fraser’s uniquely compelling approach of doing so.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books The Honoured Society: The Secret History of Italy's Most Powerful Mafia PDF

By Petra Reski

Can co-exist with Torrent # 353964 /staff

First released in Germany in 2008 through Droemersche Verlagsanstalt Th. Knaur Nachf. GmbH & Co.
First released in nice Britain in 2012 via Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd.

In the early hours of an August morning a gunfight broke out in an Italian eating place in Duisburg; in lower than 5 mins over seventy photographs have been fired into the our bodies of six males. either sufferers and assassins have been individuals of the 'Ndrangheta crime association; Calabria's Mafia had prolonged the savage tentacle of its effect outdoor Italy for the 1st time. For the boys of the 'Ndrangheta, time continues to be measured in hour-glasses and honour may perhaps in basic terms be washed with blood.Petra Reski dispels the Hollywood romance surrounding the Mafia to bare the large and menacing strength lurking far and wide - from highway nook to parliament places of work, building website to company headquarters - and desirous about every thing from petty extortion to the disposal of nuclear waste.

Reski's searing portrait of the criminals who've come to manage not just Italy yet colossal swathes of Europe, is a journalistic travel de strength. Petra Reski was once born in Kamen, German in 1958. Having lived in Italy considering 1989,

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal PDF

By Russell Brand

Selecting up the place he left off in My Booky Wook, celeb and comic Russell model info his fast climb to reputation and fortune in an incredibly candid, resolutely humorous, and unbelievably electrifying tell-all: Booky Wook 2. Brand’s performances in Arthur, Get Him to the Greek, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall have earned him a spot in fanatics’ hearts; now, with a drop of Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, a splash of Tommy Lee’s Dirt, and a spoonful of Nikki Sixx’s The Heroin Diaries, model is going all of the way—exposing the mad genius at the back of the audacious comedian we know (or imagine we all know) and love (or a minimum of, lust).

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir PDF

By Brian Turner

A battle memoir of bizarre literary attractiveness and gear from the acclaimed poet who wrote the poem “The harm Locker.”

In 2003, Sergeant Brian Turner crossed the road of departure with a convoy of infantrymen headed into the Iraqi wilderness.

Now he lies wide awake every one evening beside his snoozing spouse, imagining himself as a drone airplane, soaring over the terrains of Bosnia and Vietnam, Iraq and northerly eire, the killing fields of Cambodia and the demise camps of Europe.

In this breathtaking memoir, award-winning poet Brian Turner retraces his conflict experience―pre-deployment to strive against quarter, homecoming to aftermath. freed from self-indulgence or self-glorification, his account combines recollection with the imagination's efforts to make fact understandable. throughout time, he seeks parallels within the histories of others who've long past to conflict, particularly his taciturn grandfather (World struggle II), father (Cold War), and uncle (Vietnam). Turner additionally bargains whatever that's actually infrequent in a memoir of violent conflict―he sees throughout the eyes of the enemy, imagining his manner into the adventure of the "other." via all of it, he paints a devastating portrait of what it potential to be a soldier and a human being.

Show description

Continue reading

Download E-books A Fighter's Heart: One man's journey through the world of fighting PDF

By Sam Sheridan

After a sequence of adventurous jobs all over the world, Sam Sheridan chanced on himself in Australia, cash-rich and with time on his arms to spend it. It happened to him that he may perhaps eventually discover a long-held obsession: struggling with. inside of a yr, he used to be in Bangkok education with Thailand's maximum kickboxing champion and stepping in the course of the ropes for his first specialist bout. yet one struggle wasn't adequate, and Sheridan got down to try himself on an epic trip into how and why we struggle, dealing with Olympic boxers, Brazilian jiu-jitsu stars, and supreme combating champions.

Show description

Continue reading