Tommy Boyle - Broken Hero - The Story of a Football Legend

By Mike Smith

Tommy Boyle - damaged Hero: the tale of a soccer Legend essentially the most talented centre-halves of his day, Burnley captain Tommy Boyle received all of English footballs significant honours; the FA Cup, League Championship and he represented England at overseas point. yet as soon as his enjoying days have been over and after run-ins with the police and native experts, the previous overseas footballer used to be despatched to Whittingham psychological sanatorium, a former lunatic asylum. damaged Hero lines Boyle's profession from his early days operating as a miner within the militant South Yorkshire coalfield, to the proud day he turned the 1st captain to be provided with the FA Cup by way of His Majesty, King George V. the tale covers Boyle's reports throughout the First international conflict the place he served within the Royal box Artillery and used to be badly wounded. The medical professionals gave him little probability of ever taking part in back, yet he proved all of them mistaken and made a striking comeback to crown his profession via top Burnley to the soccer League name in 1921. Tommy Boyle - damaged Hero tells the tale of an exceptional personality and explores the situations that resulted in one among footballs first megastar gamers being locked away in a psychological health center for the remainder of his lifestyles not able to inform his tale. in the past.

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Mississippi Sissy

By Kevin Sessums

Mississippi Sissy is destined to develop into an American classic

In a booklet that echoes the accepted fiction of Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor and memoirs through Mary Karr and Augusten Burroughs, Kevin Sessums brings the yankee South and the studies of an odd little Mississippi boy to life.

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The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr

By Chris Willis

Founded in 1920, the nationwide soccer League selected famed athlete Jim Thorpe as its first president, a place he held in brief till a successor was once elected. From 1921 to 1939, Joe F. Carr guided the game soccer with intelligence, labor, and a fondness that outfitted the basis of what the NFL has turn into: the #1 activities association on this planet. in the course of his eighteen-year tenure as NFL President, Carr created the organization's first structure & By-Laws; applied the normal player's agreement; wrote the NFL's first-ever checklist and truth ebook; helped cut up the NFL into divisions and identify the NFL's global Championship video game; began retaining league records; and built the NFL Draft. yet Carr's maximum success was once making a imaginative and prescient for the NFL as a big-city recreation. by way of skillfully recruiting financially able proprietors to function NFL franchises in substantial marketplace towns, he created the forged starting place for the league's winning future.

While the game has grown to extraordinary heights, Carr's identify and accomplishments were misplaced and forgotten. The guy Who outfitted the nationwide soccer League: Joe F. Carr captures the lifestyles and occupation of this pivotal determine in expert activities, chronicling the various achievements of a guy whose imaginative and prescient helped formed what the NFL is this day. With limitless entry and whole cooperation from the Carr family—including kinfolk interviews, own letters, and kinfolk photos—as good as NFL League mins, Willis recounts the attention-grabbing lifestyles and occupation of a guy devoted to the game.

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The Kaiser: War Lord of the Second Reich

He used to be, within the minds of many, the fellow answerable for the disaster that engulfed Europe in 1914.

Kaiser Wilhelm II, the chilly, brutal ruler who represented the delight and swagger of Imperial Germany, and needs to take the majority of the accountability for the 1st global War.

But who used to be the genuine guy in the back of the picture?

Although his comic strip is firmly etched at the brain, the Kaiser continues to be an elusive determine. Alan Palmer has got down to inform the tale of the intense lifetime of this temperamentally insecure guy who used to be outwardly so filled with swagger and bombast -the epitome of the recent, self-confident Germany.

Born in a Prussia that was once the perfect militaristic society of the post-Napoleonic period and accustomed from his earliest days to all of the trappings and sounds of soldiery, Wilhelm was once obsessed through-out his early life through the necessity to look each inch a soldier.

Alan Palmer has tested the Anglo-German heritage to Wilhelm's existence and reign and he emphasizes his altering attitudes in the direction of Britain - a rustic he either popular and resented. specifically he has thrown new mild at the conflict of imperial-isms within the Eighteen Nineties, the Kaiser's stopover at to England in 1907 and at the angle of the British govt within the Thirties in the direction of the exiled monarch.

'The Kaiser' is the definitive biography of 1 of the an important figures of early 20th-century heritage, and crucial interpreting for someone who desires to comprehend the period he dominated.

Praise for Alan Palmer:

‘Mr Palmer is a kind of infrequent historians who can resolve and liven up the motivations of diplomacy.' NEW STATESMAN

'This biography is within the vintage culture, a excitement to learn and not likely to get replaced for plenty of years.' Philip Ziegler, THE TIMES

'As may possibly hopefully be anticipated of so skilled an author's paintings, it is a lucid, scholarly research, tackling with ability the narration of a biography that is tangled with element, precise and fake, since it is the tale of a grasp of dissimulation and intrigue.' day-by-day TELEGRAPH

'Mr Palmer, who has confirmed a deservedly excessive acceptance as a biographer along with his reviews of Metternich and Tsar Alexander I, right here provides worthily to his oeuvre. He develops a brand new intensity for English readers in Bismarck's own and family life.' THE ECONOMIST

Alan Palmer used to be head of the background division at Highgate institution from 1953 to 1969 while he gave up his put up to pay attention to historic writing and study. His many books contain ‘Metternich: Councillor of Europe’; ‘Alexander I: Tsar of struggle’ and ‘Bismarck’.

Endeavour Press is the UK's prime self reliant writer of electronic books.

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Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova

During this definitive biography of the mythical Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein attracts on a wealth of newly on hand material–including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving buddies and family–to produce a revelatory portrait of either the artist and the woman.Anna Akhmatova rose to repute within the years ahead of global struggle I, yet she might pay a heavy expense for the political and private passions that trained her fantastic poetry. In Anna of all of the Russias we see Akhmatova's paintings banned from 1925 until eventually 1940 and back after global struggle II. We see her steadfast competition to Stalin, even whereas her son was once held within the Gulag. We see her abiding loyalty to such acquaintances as Mandelstam, Shostakovich, and Pasternak as they confronted Stalinist oppression. And we see how, via every thing, Akhmatova endured to put in writing, her poetry giving voice to the Russian humans via whom she used to be, and nonetheless is, deeply enjoyed.

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C. S. Lewis -- A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

ECPA 2014 Christian ebook Award Winner (Non-Fiction)!
Fifty years after his loss of life, C. S. Lewis keeps to motivate and fascinate thousands. His legacy is still assorted and mammoth. He was once a towering highbrow determine, a favored fiction writer who encouraged a world motion picture franchise worldwide of Narnia, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker.

In C.S. Lewis―A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific writer and revered professor at King’s collage of London, paints a definitive portrait of the lifetime of C. S. Lewis. After completely studying lately released Lewis correspondence, Alister demanding situations a few of the formerly held ideals in regards to the targeted timing of Lewis’s shift from atheism to theism after which to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric philosopher who turned an inspiring, although reluctant, prophet for our times.

You won’t are looking to omit this attention-grabbing portrait of an artistic genius who encouraged generations.

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A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Islam

By Wafa Sultan

On Feb. 21, 2006, the Syrian-born and raised Wafa Sultan gave probably the most provocative interviews ever given by way of a Muslim girl at the Al Jazeera community. in the midst of the interview she advised her male Muslim interviewer that it used to be her flip to talk. And, she did. She advised him to "shut up". this straightforward, but radical, act of a Muslim lady announcing herself within the face of a Muslim guy, catapulted her to repute. Now, for the 1st time, Wafa Sultan tells her tale and airs her provocative perspectives in a e-book that attracts no punches in having a look in actual fact at Islam and the possibility it poses for the remainder of the realm. Her perspective and reviews have been not easy received: As an clever younger lady who could sometime develop into a psychiatrist, she grew up in Syria less than the thumb of a tradition governed through a god who hates ladies and all they signify. it's from this kernel of woman hatred on the center of Islam that Wafa Sultan builds her case opposed to the mullahs and their fans bent on destroying the West. A God Who Hates is a fiery booklet that might remind readers why, even at a time after we are achieving out to others, we needs to be ever-vigilant in regards to the danger Islam poses in the direction of the West.

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Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War

By Bruce Dancis

Bruce Dancis arrived at Cornell collage in 1965 as a formative years who was once no stranger to political motion. He grew up in an intensive family and participated within the 1963 March on Washington as a fifteen-year-old. He turned the 1st scholar at Cornell to defy the draft through tearing up his draft card and shortly grew to become a pacesetter of the draft resistance flow. He additionally became down a pupil deferment and refused induction into the armed companies. He used to be the crucial organizer of the 1st mass draft card burning throughout the Vietnam warfare, an activist within the Resistance (a national association opposed to the draft), and a cofounder and president of the Cornell bankruptcy of scholars for a Democratic Society. Dancis spent nineteen months in federal criminal in Ashland, Kentucky, for his activities opposed to the draft.

In Resister, Dancis not just offers readers an insider's account of the antiwar and pupil protest pursuits of the sixties but in addition offers an extraordinary examine the legal stories of Vietnam-era draft resisters. Intertwining reminiscence, mirrored image, and heritage, Dancis bargains an enticing firsthand account of a few of the era's so much iconic occasions, together with the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Abbie Hoffman-led "hippie invasion" of the hot York inventory trade, the antiwar disagreement on the Pentagon in 1967, and the harmful controversy that erupted at Cornell in 1969 concerning African American scholars, their SDS allies, and the management and school. alongside the way in which, Dancis additionally explores the connection among the topical people and rock song of the period and the political and cultural rebels who sought to alter American society.

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Through the Glass

By Shannon Moroney

A remarkably compelling and harrowing tale of affection and betrayal and one woman’s pursuit of justice, redemption, and therapeutic.

“One month into our marriage, my husband dedicated terrible violent crimes. In that immediate, the existence I knew was once destroyed. I vowed that in the future i'd be entire back. this can be my story.”

An impassioned, harrowing, and finally hopeful tale of 1 woman’s pursuit of justice, forgiveness, and therapeutic.

When Shannon Moroney obtained married in October 2005, she had no concept that her chuffed lifestyles as a newlywed used to be approximately to come back crashing down round her. One month after her marriage ceremony, a police officer arrived at her door to inform her that her husband, Jason, have been arrested and charged within the brutal attack and kidnapping of 2 girls. within the aftermath of those crimes, Shannon handled a heavy burden of grief, the strain and exposure of an incredible felony research, and the painful stigma of guilt via organization, all whereas trying to comprehend what had made Jason flip to such violence.

In this intimate and gripping trip into prisons, courtrooms, and the human center, Shannon unearths the far-reaching impression of Jason’s crimes and the agonizing offerings confronted through the household of offenders. In so doing, she addresses the implicit risks of a correctional procedure and a society that prioritize punishment over rehabilitation and victimhood over restoration.

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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

By Ron Chernow

John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famed dynasty--is an icon whose actual nature has eluded 3 generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the nationwide ebook Award-winning biographer of the Morgan and Warburg banking households, supplies us a heritage of the magnate "etched with unusual objectivity and literary grace . . . as targeted, balanced, and psychologically insightful a portrait of the wealthy person as we may perhaps ever have" (Kirkus Reviews). Titan is the 1st full-length biography in line with unrestricted entry to Rockefeller's really wealthy trove of papers. A landmark ebook filled with startling revelations, the e-book will indelibly modify our snapshot of this such a lot enigmatic capitalist.
        Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mom, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to turn into the world's richest guy by means of developing America's strongest and feared monopoly, regular Oil. Branded "the Octopus" via legions of muckrakers, the belief sophisticated and advertised approximately ninety percentage of the oil produced in America.
        Rockefeller used to be most probably the main debatable businessman in our nation's background. Critics charged that his empire was once equipped on unscrupulous strategies: grand-scale collusion with the railroads, predatory pricing, commercial espionage, and wholesale bribery of political officers. The titan spent greater than thirty years dodging investigations until eventually Teddy Roosevelt and his trustbusters launched into a marathon campaign to carry ordinary Oil to bay.
        While offering ample new facts of Rockefeller's misdeeds, Chernow discards the stereotype of the cold-blooded monster to cartoon an unforgettably human portrait of a unusual, eccentric unique. A religious Baptist and temperance recommend, Rockefeller gave funds extra generously--his selected philanthropies incorporated the Rockefeller starting place, the collage of Chicago, and what's this day Rockefeller University--than an individual prior to him. Titan provides a finely nuanced portrait of a desirable, advanced guy, synthesizing his private and non-private lives and disclosing a variety of relatives scandals, tragedies, and misfortunes that experience by no means earlier than come to light.
        John D. Rockefeller's tale captures a pivotal second in American heritage, documenting the dramatic post-Civil battle shift from small enterprise to the increase of big organizations that irrevocably remodeled the country. With cameos by means of Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, Jay Gould, William Vanderbilt, Ida Tarbell, Andrew Carnegie, Carl Jung, J. Pierpont Morgan, William James, Henry Clay Frick, Mark Twain, and may Rogers, Titan turns Rockefeller's existence right into a vibrant tapestry of yankee society within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries. it's Ron Chernow's sign triumph that he narrates this enormous saga with all of the sweep, drama, and perception that this titanic topic deserves.

From the Hardcover edition.

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