The Girl with the Cardboard Port

Judy McNeil is barely fourteen while her father dies in a railway twist of fate. Penniless and with nowhere to stay, her mom is compelled to take Judy and her 5 siblings to hunt a brand new lifestyles in Brisbane, the place she fast remarries and Judy's existence takes a dramatic flip for the more serious. Fleeing to Sydney after trying to kill her stepfather, all she has are a couple of assets in a cardboard port, or suitcase. Judy falls in love with a Singaporean guy named Richard, yet her goals of happiness are quickly dashed. He sends her to dwell together with his relations in Singapore whereas he continues to be at the back of in Australia. So, nonetheless undefined, Judy reveals herself deserted in a wierd state along with her younger baby and one other at the way.The twists and turns of Judy's next lifestyles make for compelling interpreting. Loathed by means of her husband's father, she leaves the kin domestic in simple terms to discover herself on the mercy of 1 of Malaya's headhunting Dayak rebels and compelled to show to prostitution to feed herself and her children.

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Judy McNeil is barely fourteen while her father dies in a railway twist of fate. Penniless and with nowhere to stay, her mom is compelled to take Judy and her 5 siblings to hunt a brand new lifestyles in Brisbane, the place she fast remarries and Judy's existence takes a dramatic flip for the more serious. Fleeing to Sydney after trying to kill her stepfather, all she has are a couple of assets in a cardboard port, or suitcase. Judy falls in love with a Singaporean guy named Richard, yet her goals of happiness are quickly dashed. He sends her to dwell together with his relations in Singapore whereas he continues to be at the back of in Australia. So, nonetheless undefined, Judy reveals herself deserted in a wierd state along with her younger baby and one other at the way.The twists and turns of Judy's next lifestyles make for compelling interpreting. Loathed by means of her husband's father, she leaves the kin domestic in simple terms to discover herself on the mercy of 1 of Malaya's headhunting Dayak rebels and compelled to show to prostitution to feed herself and her children.

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The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography

This unique and enlightening publication casts clean gentle on Shakespeare by means of analyzing the lives of his kinfolk, buddies, fellow-actors, collaborators and buyers either of their personal correct and in terms of his lifestyles. famous figures reminiscent of Richard Burbage, Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton are freshly thought of; little-known yet proper lives are delivered to the fore, and revisionist perspectives are expressed on such issues as Shakespeare's wealth, his kinfolk and private relationships, and his social prestige. Written through a special crew, together with many of the superior biographers, writers and Shakespeare students of at the present time, this spell binding quantity varieties an unique contribution to Shakespearian biography and Elizabethan and Jacobean social background. it is going to curiosity someone seeking to study anything new concerning the dramatist and the days during which he lived. A supplementary site deals imagined first-person audio money owed from the featured matters.

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This unique and enlightening publication casts clean gentle on Shakespeare by means of analyzing the lives of his kinfolk, buddies, fellow-actors, collaborators and buyers either of their personal correct and in terms of his lifestyles. famous figures reminiscent of Richard Burbage, Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton are freshly thought of; little-known yet proper lives are delivered to the fore, and revisionist perspectives are expressed on such issues as Shakespeare's wealth, his kinfolk and private relationships, and his social prestige. Written through a special crew, together with many of the superior biographers, writers and Shakespeare students of at the present time, this spell binding quantity varieties an unique contribution to Shakespearian biography and Elizabethan and Jacobean social background. it is going to curiosity someone seeking to study anything new concerning the dramatist and the days during which he lived. A supplementary site deals imagined first-person audio money owed from the featured matters.

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Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22

By Erica Heller

THROUGHOUT ERICA HELLER’S lifestyles, when humans realized that Joseph Heller was once her father, they typically remarked, “How terrific!” yet was once there a seize? Like his most renowned paintings, her father used to be a examine in contradictions: eccentric, outstanding, and voracious, but additionally mercurial, aggressive, and obdurate, with a love of mischief that usually lower too as regards to the bone. Being raised through this kind of greater than- existence character can be claustrophobic, even on the sprawling higher West facet residences of the Apthorp, which the Hellers known as home—in a method or another—for forty-five years.

Yossarian Slept right here is Erica Heller’s wickedly humorous but additionally poignant and incisive memoir approximately becoming up in a family—her iconic father; her wry, attractive mom, Shirley; her more youthful brother, Ted; her relentlessly creative grandmother Dottie—that can be via turns being concerned, infuriating, and exasperating, even though whatever yet uninteresting. From the forbidden pleasures of ordering shrimp cocktail whilst it used to be past the family’s finances to spending a summer time, as her father’s popularity grew, on the Beverly Hills resort, Erica information the Hellers’ charmed—and charmingly turbulent— trajectory. She deals a unprecedented glimpse of conferences with the connoisseur membership, the place her father may dine weekly with Mel Brooks, 0 Mostel, and Mario Puzo, between others (and from which all other halves and youngsters have been strictly verboten). She introduces us to many notable citizens of the Apthorp, a few famous—George Balanchine, Sidney Poitier, and Lena Horne, to call a few—and a few no longer recognized, yet all particularly memorable. but she additionally manages to limn the advanced bonds of loyalty and guilt, damage and therapeutic, that outline each family members. Erica used to be between these current at her father’s bedside as he struggled to get over Guillain-Barré syndrome after which cared for her mom whilst Shirley was once clinically determined with terminal melanoma after the thirty-eight-year marriage and very passionate partnership with Joe had ended.

Witty and perceptive, and exhibiting the descriptive presents of a born storyteller, this real and colourful portrait of lifestyles within the Heller family unfolds along the saga of the family’s strikes into 4 unique residences in the Apthorp, every one representing a special part in their lives together—and aside. it's a tale approximately attaining a dream; approximately status and its aftermath; approximately lasting love, squandered possibilities, and the way to have the easiest meal in Chinatown.

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By Erica Heller

THROUGHOUT ERICA HELLER’S lifestyles, when humans realized that Joseph Heller was once her father, they typically remarked, “How terrific!” yet was once there a seize? Like his most renowned paintings, her father used to be a examine in contradictions: eccentric, outstanding, and voracious, but additionally mercurial, aggressive, and obdurate, with a love of mischief that usually lower too as regards to the bone. Being raised through this kind of greater than- existence character can be claustrophobic, even on the sprawling higher West facet residences of the Apthorp, which the Hellers known as home—in a method or another—for forty-five years.

Yossarian Slept right here is Erica Heller’s wickedly humorous but additionally poignant and incisive memoir approximately becoming up in a family—her iconic father; her wry, attractive mom, Shirley; her more youthful brother, Ted; her relentlessly creative grandmother Dottie—that can be via turns being concerned, infuriating, and exasperating, even though whatever yet uninteresting. From the forbidden pleasures of ordering shrimp cocktail whilst it used to be past the family’s finances to spending a summer time, as her father’s popularity grew, on the Beverly Hills resort, Erica information the Hellers’ charmed—and charmingly turbulent— trajectory. She deals a unprecedented glimpse of conferences with the connoisseur membership, the place her father may dine weekly with Mel Brooks, 0 Mostel, and Mario Puzo, between others (and from which all other halves and youngsters have been strictly verboten). She introduces us to many notable citizens of the Apthorp, a few famous—George Balanchine, Sidney Poitier, and Lena Horne, to call a few—and a few no longer recognized, yet all particularly memorable. but she additionally manages to limn the advanced bonds of loyalty and guilt, damage and therapeutic, that outline each family members. Erica used to be between these current at her father’s bedside as he struggled to get over Guillain-Barré syndrome after which cared for her mom whilst Shirley was once clinically determined with terminal melanoma after the thirty-eight-year marriage and very passionate partnership with Joe had ended.

Witty and perceptive, and exhibiting the descriptive presents of a born storyteller, this real and colourful portrait of lifestyles within the Heller family unfolds along the saga of the family’s strikes into 4 unique residences in the Apthorp, every one representing a special part in their lives together—and aside. it's a tale approximately attaining a dream; approximately status and its aftermath; approximately lasting love, squandered possibilities, and the way to have the easiest meal in Chinatown.

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Louis D. Brandeis: A Life

By Melvin I. Urofsky

As a tender attorney within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, Louis Brandeis, born right into a relations of reformers who got here to the us to flee ecu anti-Semitism, validated the way in which sleek legislation is practiced. He used to be an early champion of the ideal to privateness and pioneer the assumption of professional bono paintings via lawyers. Brandeis invented mark downs financial institution existence assurance in Massachusetts and was once a driver within the improvement of the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Reserve Act, and the legislation setting up the Federal alternate Commission.
 
Brandeis witnessed and suffered from the anti-Semitism rampant within the usa within the early 20th century, and with the outbreak of worldwide battle I, grew to become at age fifty-eight the pinnacle of the yank Zionist circulation. through the brutal six-month congressional affirmation conflict that ensued while Woodrow Wilson nominated him to the perfect courtroom in 1916, Brandeis was once defined as “a stressful point in any gentlemen’s club.” yet as soon as at the court docket, he turned one among its so much influential individuals, constructing the trendy jurisprudence of unfastened speech and the doctrine of a constitutionally safe correct to privateness and suggesting what grew to become referred to as the doctrine of incorporation, through which the invoice of Rights got here to use to the states. during this award-winning biography, Melvin Urofsky offers us a breathtaking view of Brandeis’s extraordinary impression on American society and law.

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By Melvin I. Urofsky

As a tender attorney within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, Louis Brandeis, born right into a relations of reformers who got here to the us to flee ecu anti-Semitism, validated the way in which sleek legislation is practiced. He used to be an early champion of the ideal to privateness and pioneer the assumption of professional bono paintings via lawyers. Brandeis invented mark downs financial institution existence assurance in Massachusetts and was once a driver within the improvement of the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Reserve Act, and the legislation setting up the Federal alternate Commission.
 
Brandeis witnessed and suffered from the anti-Semitism rampant within the usa within the early 20th century, and with the outbreak of worldwide battle I, grew to become at age fifty-eight the pinnacle of the yank Zionist circulation. through the brutal six-month congressional affirmation conflict that ensued while Woodrow Wilson nominated him to the perfect courtroom in 1916, Brandeis was once defined as “a stressful point in any gentlemen’s club.” yet as soon as at the court docket, he turned one among its so much influential individuals, constructing the trendy jurisprudence of unfastened speech and the doctrine of a constitutionally safe correct to privateness and suggesting what grew to become referred to as the doctrine of incorporation, through which the invoice of Rights got here to use to the states. during this award-winning biography, Melvin Urofsky offers us a breathtaking view of Brandeis’s extraordinary impression on American society and law.

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Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer

By Lynne Cox

Now in paperback, with photographs and maps extra specifically for this re-creation, this is the acclaimed lifestyles tale of a girl whose force and resolution encourage everybody she touches.

Lynne Cox begun swimming virtually once she might stroll. through age 16, she had damaged all files for swimming the English Channel. Her bold ultimately led her to the Bering Strait, the place she swam 5 miles in thirty-eight-degree water in exactly a suit, cap, and goggles. In among these accomplishments, she turned the 1st to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark assault off the Cape of excellent wish, and used to be cheered around the twenty-mile prepare dinner Strait of latest Zealand via dolphins. She even swam a mile within the Antarctic.

Lynne writes an analogous manner she swims, with indefatigable spirit and pleasure, and stocks the wonderful thing about her time within the water with a poet's eye for aspect. She has finished one more feat--writing a brand new vintage of activities memoir.

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By Lynne Cox

Now in paperback, with photographs and maps extra specifically for this re-creation, this is the acclaimed lifestyles tale of a girl whose force and resolution encourage everybody she touches.

Lynne Cox begun swimming virtually once she might stroll. through age 16, she had damaged all files for swimming the English Channel. Her bold ultimately led her to the Bering Strait, the place she swam 5 miles in thirty-eight-degree water in exactly a suit, cap, and goggles. In among these accomplishments, she turned the 1st to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark assault off the Cape of excellent wish, and used to be cheered around the twenty-mile prepare dinner Strait of latest Zealand via dolphins. She even swam a mile within the Antarctic.

Lynne writes an analogous manner she swims, with indefatigable spirit and pleasure, and stocks the wonderful thing about her time within the water with a poet's eye for aspect. She has finished one more feat--writing a brand new vintage of activities memoir.

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Gareth Bale: The Biography

By Frank Worrall

Gareth Bale is likely one of the such a lot promising younger skills within the most suitable League, and is considered one among Europe's most popular soccer homes. Born in 1989, Bale first attracted the eye of Southampton FC on the age of simply 9. At secondary university, he used to be any such prodigious expertise that his PE instructor, Gwyn Morris, needed to impose precise regulations on him to make it reasonable for the opposite scholars. those integrated taking part in one-touch soccer and never utilizing his left foot. After finishing his GCSE checks, Bale grew to become the second-youngest participant ever to signal for Southampton on 17 April 2006. regardless of enjoying at left-back he scored 5 pursuits and was once super amazing in his first season. The ideal League quickly got here calling and in 2007 Bale signed a four-year care for Tottenham Hotspur. His profession at White Hart Lane didn't get off to the easiest begin, as he performed in a checklist 24 video games and not using a win, yet in past due 2009 he seized his likelihood to safe a standard position within the first crew and because then he has proved to be a top-class footballer with a beautiful hat-trick in Tottenham's Europa League tie opposed to Inter Milan on the San Siro and a man-of-the-match functionality within the go back leg. Bale has unsurprisingly additionally made numerous appearances for Wales, and his expertise has been in comparison to that of the mythical Ryan Giggs. He's speedy, he's robust, he's an outstanding crosser of the ball and he ratings targets. this can be the interesting biography of Tottenham's most modern megastar participant.

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By Frank Worrall

Gareth Bale is likely one of the such a lot promising younger skills within the most suitable League, and is considered one among Europe's most popular soccer homes. Born in 1989, Bale first attracted the eye of Southampton FC on the age of simply 9. At secondary university, he used to be any such prodigious expertise that his PE instructor, Gwyn Morris, needed to impose precise regulations on him to make it reasonable for the opposite scholars. those integrated taking part in one-touch soccer and never utilizing his left foot. After finishing his GCSE checks, Bale grew to become the second-youngest participant ever to signal for Southampton on 17 April 2006. regardless of enjoying at left-back he scored 5 pursuits and was once super amazing in his first season. The ideal League quickly got here calling and in 2007 Bale signed a four-year care for Tottenham Hotspur. His profession at White Hart Lane didn't get off to the easiest begin, as he performed in a checklist 24 video games and not using a win, yet in past due 2009 he seized his likelihood to safe a standard position within the first crew and because then he has proved to be a top-class footballer with a beautiful hat-trick in Tottenham's Europa League tie opposed to Inter Milan on the San Siro and a man-of-the-match functionality within the go back leg. Bale has unsurprisingly additionally made numerous appearances for Wales, and his expertise has been in comparison to that of the mythical Ryan Giggs. He's speedy, he's robust, he's an outstanding crosser of the ball and he ratings targets. this can be the interesting biography of Tottenham's most modern megastar participant.

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Till Death Us Do Part: A True Murder Mystery

By Vincent Bugliosi

"Bugliosi, the indispensable prosecutor, has written a criminal offense booklet that are supposed to be learn by way of each legal professional and choose in America."―F. Lee Bailey

On December eleven, 1966, a mysterious murderer shot Henry Stockton to demise, set his residence on hearth, and left the scene and not using a hint. A yr later, while a girl was once discovered brutally killed, shreds of proof advised a connection among the 2 murders.

within the Palliko-Stockton trial, prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi provided a super summation that synthesized for the jury the numerous inferences and colors of which means within the testimony, becoming every little thing jointly in a mosaic of guilt. yet will the jury be persuaded?

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By Vincent Bugliosi

"Bugliosi, the indispensable prosecutor, has written a criminal offense booklet that are supposed to be learn by way of each legal professional and choose in America."―F. Lee Bailey

On December eleven, 1966, a mysterious murderer shot Henry Stockton to demise, set his residence on hearth, and left the scene and not using a hint. A yr later, while a girl was once discovered brutally killed, shreds of proof advised a connection among the 2 murders.

within the Palliko-Stockton trial, prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi provided a super summation that synthesized for the jury the numerous inferences and colors of which means within the testimony, becoming every little thing jointly in a mosaic of guilt. yet will the jury be persuaded?

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Cricket Wonderful Cricket

By John Duncan

Boundaries, maidens, Botham, and Bell; centuries, dinks, Lara, and Laker . . . during this outstanding number of interviews, John Duncan explores the idiosyncratic, ancient, and pleasing video game of cricket via those that proportion a real ardour for the game. Drawing upon a variety of stories of a few of the main revered names in British tradition, enterprise, and politics—including Michael Parkinson, Sir Tim Rice, and the Duke of Edinburgh—and masking a number of subject matters similar to vintage suits and private cricketing heroes, Cricket, tremendous Cricket is an wonderful and precise perception into the eccentric and certainly very good online game of cricket.

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By John Duncan

Boundaries, maidens, Botham, and Bell; centuries, dinks, Lara, and Laker . . . during this outstanding number of interviews, John Duncan explores the idiosyncratic, ancient, and pleasing video game of cricket via those that proportion a real ardour for the game. Drawing upon a variety of stories of a few of the main revered names in British tradition, enterprise, and politics—including Michael Parkinson, Sir Tim Rice, and the Duke of Edinburgh—and masking a number of subject matters similar to vintage suits and private cricketing heroes, Cricket, tremendous Cricket is an wonderful and precise perception into the eccentric and certainly very good online game of cricket.

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Who Was Jim Henson?

By Joan Holub

Jim Henson broke into tv with a five-minute puppetry section whilst he used to be just a freshman in collage. He created puppets like none ever obvious prior to, with expressive textile faces and rod-controlled palms. His Muppets grew to become world-renowned celebrities and shaped the spine of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations all through, this easy-to-read biography may be released 20 years after Henson's premature loss of life.

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By Joan Holub

Jim Henson broke into tv with a five-minute puppetry section whilst he used to be just a freshman in collage. He created puppets like none ever obvious prior to, with expressive textile faces and rod-controlled palms. His Muppets grew to become world-renowned celebrities and shaped the spine of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations all through, this easy-to-read biography may be released 20 years after Henson's premature loss of life.

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Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story

His drug and alcohol-fuelled antics made global headlines and engulfed a urban in unheard of controversy. Toronto mayor Rob Ford's own and political issues have occupied centre level in North America's fourth-largest urban for the reason that information broke that drug buyers have been promoting a videotape of Ford showing to smoke crack cocaine. Toronto celebrity reporter Robyn Doolittle was once one among 3 newshounds to view the video and file on its contents in may well 2013. Her dogged pursuit of the tale has exposed nerve-racking information about the mayor's earlier, and embroiled the Toronto police, urban councillors, and traditional voters in a raucous debate in regards to the way forward for town. Even earlier than these explosive occasions, Ford was once a divisive determine. A populist and profitable urban counillor, he was once an underdog to develop into mayor in 2010. His politics and mercurial nature have break up the amalgamated urban in . yet there's way more to the tale. The Ford kinfolk has a protracted, unsatisfied background of substance abuse and felony behaviour. regardless of their problems, also they are the most bold households in Canada. these on the subject of the Fords say they generally examine themselves to the Kennedys and think they have been born to guide. Doolittle says that whether the mayor survives the present crack-cocaine scandal, the Ford identify might be at the poll within the mayoralty election in 2014.

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His drug and alcohol-fuelled antics made global headlines and engulfed a urban in unheard of controversy. Toronto mayor Rob Ford's own and political issues have occupied centre level in North America's fourth-largest urban for the reason that information broke that drug buyers have been promoting a videotape of Ford showing to smoke crack cocaine. Toronto celebrity reporter Robyn Doolittle was once one among 3 newshounds to view the video and file on its contents in may well 2013. Her dogged pursuit of the tale has exposed nerve-racking information about the mayor's earlier, and embroiled the Toronto police, urban councillors, and traditional voters in a raucous debate in regards to the way forward for town. Even earlier than these explosive occasions, Ford was once a divisive determine. A populist and profitable urban counillor, he was once an underdog to develop into mayor in 2010. His politics and mercurial nature have break up the amalgamated urban in . yet there's way more to the tale. The Ford kinfolk has a protracted, unsatisfied background of substance abuse and felony behaviour. regardless of their problems, also they are the most bold households in Canada. these on the subject of the Fords say they generally examine themselves to the Kennedys and think they have been born to guide. Doolittle says that whether the mayor survives the present crack-cocaine scandal, the Ford identify might be at the poll within the mayoralty election in 2014.

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