The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl

By David Kherdian

"Turkey's pre-World battle I `final answer' to its Armenian minority [is mentioned during this] illuminating memoir of a survivor striking for her unwavering religion in life."--School Library magazine.

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By David Kherdian

"Turkey's pre-World battle I `final answer' to its Armenian minority [is mentioned during this] illuminating memoir of a survivor striking for her unwavering religion in life."--School Library magazine.

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How to Amputate a Leg and Other Ways to Stay Out of Trouble: True Tales from War Zones and Other Disaster Areas

Tall stories, all precise, approximately weapons, bombs, automobile chases, spiders, unique locales, males in uniform, and dancing girls—with deadpan supply and a social conscience
 
I take into accout the commercial to affix the military. It requested for men who have been healthy, devoted, tricky, volunteer parachutists, cozy within the ocean, and mature. As a surfer, that seemed like me—except for the mature bit.
Nathan Mullins is an ex-cop, ex-soldier, ex-security advisor, and an Australian reduction overseas volunteer, so he has skilled all types of harmful occasions regarding weapons, explosions, surgeries, wrestle, sword-play, rioting, and different in all likelihood life-threatening behaviors worldwide. He has been fortunate to outlive his assignments and hijinks, and here he stocks a couple of cautionary stories so everybody else can examine from his close to misses.

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Tall stories, all precise, approximately weapons, bombs, automobile chases, spiders, unique locales, males in uniform, and dancing girls—with deadpan supply and a social conscience
 
I take into accout the commercial to affix the military. It requested for men who have been healthy, devoted, tricky, volunteer parachutists, cozy within the ocean, and mature. As a surfer, that seemed like me—except for the mature bit.
Nathan Mullins is an ex-cop, ex-soldier, ex-security advisor, and an Australian reduction overseas volunteer, so he has skilled all types of harmful occasions regarding weapons, explosions, surgeries, wrestle, sword-play, rioting, and different in all likelihood life-threatening behaviors worldwide. He has been fortunate to outlive his assignments and hijinks, and here he stocks a couple of cautionary stories so everybody else can examine from his close to misses.

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Babysitting George: The Last Days of a Soccer Icon

By Celia Walden

As a tender reporter, Celia Walden gets an strange project: music down a world celebrity and hold him clear of all different newshounds. That guy is football participant George most sensible, who made his debut for Manchester United at age seventeen and was once the superstar of a celeb staff during the Nineteen Sixties. significantly expert and ruggedly good-looking, idolized via women and men alike, he used to be known as "the 5th Beatle," and nonetheless holds an organization position one of the world's all-time most sensible players.

But in 2004, George top is nearing sixty and deteriorating like a far older guy. A infamous alcoholic and philanderer, he has simply got a liver transplant and has Antabuse pills sewn into his abdominal lining. His spouse has left him back. while Celia unearths him in a bar in Malta, he's not precisely extremely joyful to determine her. he is been chased by way of newshounds all his lifestyles. but as Celia's task to "babysit" George round the clock stretches out over months, an not going type of friendship develops, and he or she will get to grasp George as a humorous, risky, and intricate individual, an avid reader and member of MENSA, ravaged by means of alcohol and progressively withering below the consistent glare of the spotlight.

Babysitting George is a young account of a different dating among a tender journalist and a death famous person. It questions the exploitative nature of tabloid journalism; the terrifying, all-consuming nature of dependancy; and the improbable conferences that could swap one's life.

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By Celia Walden

As a tender reporter, Celia Walden gets an strange project: music down a world celebrity and hold him clear of all different newshounds. That guy is football participant George most sensible, who made his debut for Manchester United at age seventeen and was once the superstar of a celeb staff during the Nineteen Sixties. significantly expert and ruggedly good-looking, idolized via women and men alike, he used to be known as "the 5th Beatle," and nonetheless holds an organization position one of the world's all-time most sensible players.

But in 2004, George top is nearing sixty and deteriorating like a far older guy. A infamous alcoholic and philanderer, he has simply got a liver transplant and has Antabuse pills sewn into his abdominal lining. His spouse has left him back. while Celia unearths him in a bar in Malta, he's not precisely extremely joyful to determine her. he is been chased by way of newshounds all his lifestyles. but as Celia's task to "babysit" George round the clock stretches out over months, an not going type of friendship develops, and he or she will get to grasp George as a humorous, risky, and intricate individual, an avid reader and member of MENSA, ravaged by means of alcohol and progressively withering below the consistent glare of the spotlight.

Babysitting George is a young account of a different dating among a tender journalist and a death famous person. It questions the exploitative nature of tabloid journalism; the terrifying, all-consuming nature of dependancy; and the improbable conferences that could swap one's life.

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SAHB Story: The Tale of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

By Martin Kielty

Whilst Alex Harvey died in 1982 he left in the back of a legacy and a fondness which survives to today - actually cult prestige. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) have been the biggest-grossing mid-70s stay act within the united kingdom; they published 8 critically-acclaimed albums of their 5 years jointly; they usually encouraged a few of the most sensible names in pop leisure over the past 30 years, from Robert Smith to Nick Cave; from Billy Connolly to Richard O'Brien. In 1972 a former teenage idol, Alex Harvey, joined Scotland's loudest rock workforce to shape The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. As early pioneers of punk and glitter, they brought on a sensation at stay gigs and have become one of many most powerful inventive forces in renowned track on the time. SAHB tale (based at the name of the band's 5th album) is the definitive biography of Scotland's so much influential artists. It follows Alex's first trip as a 50s pop big name then a 60s soul celebrity, and on the finish of the last decade alternatives up the remainder of the band as mythical too-loud prog-rockers Tear gasoline. The mainstay of the publication is a blow-by-blow account of the SAHB years 1972-77, illustrated with own anecdotes and never-before-seen images. The profession of every artist is into the 80s, after Alex died on travel on the age of forty seven. SAHB tale completes the band's historical past with the comeback of 2002-2004. this can be the 1st authorized biography of the band written through journalist Martin Kielty with the approval and cooperation of Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, and Hugh and Ted McKenna.

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By Martin Kielty

Whilst Alex Harvey died in 1982 he left in the back of a legacy and a fondness which survives to today - actually cult prestige. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) have been the biggest-grossing mid-70s stay act within the united kingdom; they published 8 critically-acclaimed albums of their 5 years jointly; they usually encouraged a few of the most sensible names in pop leisure over the past 30 years, from Robert Smith to Nick Cave; from Billy Connolly to Richard O'Brien. In 1972 a former teenage idol, Alex Harvey, joined Scotland's loudest rock workforce to shape The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. As early pioneers of punk and glitter, they brought on a sensation at stay gigs and have become one of many most powerful inventive forces in renowned track on the time. SAHB tale (based at the name of the band's 5th album) is the definitive biography of Scotland's so much influential artists. It follows Alex's first trip as a 50s pop big name then a 60s soul celebrity, and on the finish of the last decade alternatives up the remainder of the band as mythical too-loud prog-rockers Tear gasoline. The mainstay of the publication is a blow-by-blow account of the SAHB years 1972-77, illustrated with own anecdotes and never-before-seen images. The profession of every artist is into the 80s, after Alex died on travel on the age of forty seven. SAHB tale completes the band's historical past with the comeback of 2002-2004. this can be the 1st authorized biography of the band written through journalist Martin Kielty with the approval and cooperation of Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, and Hugh and Ted McKenna.

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The Education of a Coach

By David Halberstam

Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam's bestseller takes you contained in the soccer genius of invoice Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership.

Bill Belichick's thirty-one years within the NFL were marked by way of outstanding success--most lately with the recent England Patriots. during this groundbreaking e-book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of either the sport and the guy at the back of it. He uncovers what makes invoice Belichick tick either off and on the field.

"Halberstam does for the three-time large Bowl winner what Moneyball did for the Oakland A's Billy Beane."
--Best Life

"If you need to know about education and allegiance and management and, such a lot of all, soccer, by means of all means--slip contained in the sweatshirt."
--The Wall highway Journal

"Halberstam takes the vintage sports-bio formula--one stellar performer's upward push to the top of yank sport--and transforms it right into a nuance-rich tale of person triumph and social history."
--Booklist

"In describing the triumph of 'an unadorned man,' a trainer with out artifice, Halberstam has created a story of excellence."
--The manhattan instances ebook Review

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By David Halberstam

Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam's bestseller takes you contained in the soccer genius of invoice Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership.

Bill Belichick's thirty-one years within the NFL were marked by way of outstanding success--most lately with the recent England Patriots. during this groundbreaking e-book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of either the sport and the guy at the back of it. He uncovers what makes invoice Belichick tick either off and on the field.

"Halberstam does for the three-time large Bowl winner what Moneyball did for the Oakland A's Billy Beane."
--Best Life

"If you need to know about education and allegiance and management and, such a lot of all, soccer, by means of all means--slip contained in the sweatshirt."
--The Wall highway Journal

"Halberstam takes the vintage sports-bio formula--one stellar performer's upward push to the top of yank sport--and transforms it right into a nuance-rich tale of person triumph and social history."
--Booklist

"In describing the triumph of 'an unadorned man,' a trainer with out artifice, Halberstam has created a story of excellence."
--The manhattan instances ebook Review

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Bastards: A Memoir

"A stirring, vividly informed tale of a tender woman's quest to discover the kin she misplaced . . . a magnificent debut." ―Peter Balakian

In the early Eighties, Mary corridor is a bit lady becoming up in poverty in Camden, New Jersey, together with her older brother Jacob and oldsters who, in her phrases, have been "great at making infants, yet now not so nice at preserving directly to them." After her father leaves the kin, she is raised between a commune of moms in a low-income housing complicated. Then, now not capable of take care of the one daughter she has left at domestic, Mary's mom sends Mary away to Oklahoma to reside together with her maternal grandparents, who've additionally been elevating her more youthful sister, Rebecca. while Mary is legally followed through her grandparents, the result's a kinfolk tale like no different. simply because Mary was once followed through her grandparents, Mary’s mom, Peggy, is legally her sister, whereas her brother, Jacob, is legally her nephew.

Living in Oklahoma together with her maternal grandfather, Mary will get a brand new identify and a brand new existence. yet she's haunted through the prior: through the newborn women she’s yes will come searching for her sometime, through the mummy she left in the back of, via the daddy who left her. Mary is a school scholar whilst her sisters begin to come again in contact. With every one next reunion, her kin turns into in the direction of complete back. relocating, haunting, and now and then wickedly humorous, Bastards is ready discovering one's relatives and oneself.

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"A stirring, vividly informed tale of a tender woman's quest to discover the kin she misplaced . . . a magnificent debut." ―Peter Balakian

In the early Eighties, Mary corridor is a bit lady becoming up in poverty in Camden, New Jersey, together with her older brother Jacob and oldsters who, in her phrases, have been "great at making infants, yet now not so nice at preserving directly to them." After her father leaves the kin, she is raised between a commune of moms in a low-income housing complicated. Then, now not capable of take care of the one daughter she has left at domestic, Mary's mom sends Mary away to Oklahoma to reside together with her maternal grandparents, who've additionally been elevating her more youthful sister, Rebecca. while Mary is legally followed through her grandparents, the result's a kinfolk tale like no different. simply because Mary was once followed through her grandparents, Mary’s mom, Peggy, is legally her sister, whereas her brother, Jacob, is legally her nephew.

Living in Oklahoma together with her maternal grandfather, Mary will get a brand new identify and a brand new existence. yet she's haunted through the prior: through the newborn women she’s yes will come searching for her sometime, through the mummy she left in the back of, via the daddy who left her. Mary is a school scholar whilst her sisters begin to come again in contact. With every one next reunion, her kin turns into in the direction of complete back. relocating, haunting, and now and then wickedly humorous, Bastards is ready discovering one's relatives and oneself.

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Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs

By John Lydon, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman

"I haven't any time for lies and myth, and neither in the event you. take pleasure in or die."--John Lydon

Punk has been romanticized and embalmed in a number of media. it's been portrayed as an English category riot and a reckless diversion that turned a advertising and marketing dream. yet there is not any disputing its start line. each tale of punk starts off with its idols, the intercourse Pistols, and its sneering hero was once Johnny Rotten.

In Rotten, Lydon appears again at himself, the intercourse Pistols, and the "no destiny" disaffection of the time. even more than simply a song publication, Rotten is an oral background of punk: offended, witty, sincere, poignant, and crackling with energy.

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By John Lydon, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman

"I haven't any time for lies and myth, and neither in the event you. take pleasure in or die."--John Lydon

Punk has been romanticized and embalmed in a number of media. it's been portrayed as an English category riot and a reckless diversion that turned a advertising and marketing dream. yet there is not any disputing its start line. each tale of punk starts off with its idols, the intercourse Pistols, and its sneering hero was once Johnny Rotten.

In Rotten, Lydon appears again at himself, the intercourse Pistols, and the "no destiny" disaffection of the time. even more than simply a song publication, Rotten is an oral background of punk: offended, witty, sincere, poignant, and crackling with energy.

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Marvin Gaye, My Brother

By Frankie Gaye, Fred E. Basten

(Book). Marvin Gaye's lifestyles and incredible occupation have been minimize tragically brief on April 1, 1984 in the future prior to his forty fifth birthday while he was once shot and killed via his personal father. Now, for the 1st time ever, Marvin Gaye's tale is instructed in intimate aspect via a member of his circle of relatives. Frankie and Marvin Gaye have been shut from youth till Marvin's loss of life. Frankie used to be at Marvin's part while he died, and in basic terms Frankie heard his deathbed confession. choked with never-before-told own anecdotes, this publication takes you backstage from Marvin's youth, via his awesome luck at Motown after which Columbia, his stormy relationships with girls, and at last to his descent into medications and melancholy. the genuine tale of the fellow at the back of the cherished track is now to be had to lovers previous and new. contains nice pictures all through, a beneficial index, and a timeline of significant occasions in Marvin's lifestyles.

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By Frankie Gaye, Fred E. Basten

(Book). Marvin Gaye's lifestyles and incredible occupation have been minimize tragically brief on April 1, 1984 in the future prior to his forty fifth birthday while he was once shot and killed via his personal father. Now, for the 1st time ever, Marvin Gaye's tale is instructed in intimate aspect via a member of his circle of relatives. Frankie and Marvin Gaye have been shut from youth till Marvin's loss of life. Frankie used to be at Marvin's part while he died, and in basic terms Frankie heard his deathbed confession. choked with never-before-told own anecdotes, this publication takes you backstage from Marvin's youth, via his awesome luck at Motown after which Columbia, his stormy relationships with girls, and at last to his descent into medications and melancholy. the genuine tale of the fellow at the back of the cherished track is now to be had to lovers previous and new. contains nice pictures all through, a beneficial index, and a timeline of significant occasions in Marvin's lifestyles.

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Girl, Interrupted

By Susanna Kaysen

In 1967, after a consultation with a psychiatrist she'd by no means visible earlier than, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was once installed a taxi and despatched to McLean clinic. She spent lots of the subsequent years within the ward for teenage ladies in a psychiatric health center as popular for its recognized clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles—as for its revolutionary tools of treating those that might manage to pay for its sanctuary.

Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged notion whereas supplying bright photographs of her fellow sufferers and their keepers. it's a excellent evocation of a "parallel universe" set in the kaleidoscopically moving panorama of the overdue sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching record that offers lasting and particular measurement to our definitions of sane and insane, psychological affliction and restoration.

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By Susanna Kaysen

In 1967, after a consultation with a psychiatrist she'd by no means visible earlier than, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was once installed a taxi and despatched to McLean clinic. She spent lots of the subsequent years within the ward for teenage ladies in a psychiatric health center as popular for its recognized clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles—as for its revolutionary tools of treating those that might manage to pay for its sanctuary.

Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged notion whereas supplying bright photographs of her fellow sufferers and their keepers. it's a excellent evocation of a "parallel universe" set in the kaleidoscopically moving panorama of the overdue sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching record that offers lasting and particular measurement to our definitions of sane and insane, psychological affliction and restoration.

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The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames

By Kai Bird

The solid Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the striking lifestyles and loss of life of 1 of an important operatives in CIA heritage – a guy who, had he lived, may have helped heal the rift among Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outdoors the yank Embassy in Beirut, killing sixty three people.  The assault was once a geopolitical turning element. It marked the start of Hezbollah as a political strength, yet much more very important, it eradicated America’s so much influential and powerful intelligence officer within the heart East – CIA operative Robert Ames.  What set Ames except his friends was once his striking skill to shape deep, significant connections with key Arab intelligence figures. a few operatives depended on threats and subterfuge, yet Ames labored by way of construction friendships and emphasizing shared values – by no means extra particularly than with Yasir Arafat’s charismatic intelligence leader and inheritor obvious Ali Hassan Salameh (aka “The purple Prince”). Ames’ deepening dating with Salameh held the possibility of an enduring peace.  inside many years, notwithstanding, either males have been killed through assassins, and America’s kin with the Arab international started heading down a course that culminated in September 11, the conflict on Terror, and the present fog of mistrust.
 
Bird, who as a toddler lived within the Beirut Embassy and knew Ames as a neighbor while he was once twelve years previous, spent years learning The reliable Spy.  Not basically does the e-book draw on hours of interviews with Ames’ widow, and rates from hundreds and hundreds of Ames’ deepest letters, it’s woven from interviews with ratings of present and previous American, Israeli, and Palestinian intelligence officials in addition to different gamers within the heart East “Great Game.”
 
What emerges is a masterpiece-level narrative of the making of a CIA officer, a uniquely insightful background of twentieth-century clash within the center East, and an soaking up hour-by-hour account of the Beirut Embassy bombing.  much more remarkable, fowl attracts on his reporter’s talents to carry an entire file at the bombers and divulge the stunning fact of the place the attack’s mastermind is living this present day.

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By Kai Bird

The solid Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the striking lifestyles and loss of life of 1 of an important operatives in CIA heritage – a guy who, had he lived, may have helped heal the rift among Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outdoors the yank Embassy in Beirut, killing sixty three people.  The assault was once a geopolitical turning element. It marked the start of Hezbollah as a political strength, yet much more very important, it eradicated America’s so much influential and powerful intelligence officer within the heart East – CIA operative Robert Ames.  What set Ames except his friends was once his striking skill to shape deep, significant connections with key Arab intelligence figures. a few operatives depended on threats and subterfuge, yet Ames labored by way of construction friendships and emphasizing shared values – by no means extra particularly than with Yasir Arafat’s charismatic intelligence leader and inheritor obvious Ali Hassan Salameh (aka “The purple Prince”). Ames’ deepening dating with Salameh held the possibility of an enduring peace.  inside many years, notwithstanding, either males have been killed through assassins, and America’s kin with the Arab international started heading down a course that culminated in September 11, the conflict on Terror, and the present fog of mistrust.
 
Bird, who as a toddler lived within the Beirut Embassy and knew Ames as a neighbor while he was once twelve years previous, spent years learning The reliable Spy.  Not basically does the e-book draw on hours of interviews with Ames’ widow, and rates from hundreds and hundreds of Ames’ deepest letters, it’s woven from interviews with ratings of present and previous American, Israeli, and Palestinian intelligence officials in addition to different gamers within the heart East “Great Game.”
 
What emerges is a masterpiece-level narrative of the making of a CIA officer, a uniquely insightful background of twentieth-century clash within the center East, and an soaking up hour-by-hour account of the Beirut Embassy bombing.  much more remarkable, fowl attracts on his reporter’s talents to carry an entire file at the bombers and divulge the stunning fact of the place the attack’s mastermind is living this present day.

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