A Safe Place : The True Story of a Father,a Son,a Murder

By Lorenzo Carcaterra

"Dramatic, image and wrenching...The reader is left to wonder--at the devastation of Carcaterra's adolescence, at his survival to maturity, and on the grace that allowed him to craft this piercing memoir."
THE WASHINGTON POST
Lorenza Carcaterra grew up in Hell's Kitchen, manhattan within the Nineteen Fifties and '60s in a complicated international of affection and worry of his satirically violent and affectionate father. Then Lorenzo realized that his father had murdered his first spouse. And he questioned how he may love his father back. Did he own an identical murderous fury; may he sometime all at once lash out at these he enjoyed? As his father's actual abuse escalated, Lorenzo sought frantically for a secure place...a position the place he may perhaps locate desire and reconciliation and peace, the place his father's negative shadow not lingered. Now, many years later, Lorenzo has eventually come to phrases with the grim fact approximately his father. a secure position is the intense consequence.

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The Last American Man

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Finalist for the nationwide e-book Award 2002

Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: inventive dwelling past Fear, on sale now!

In this rousing exam of up to date American male id, acclaimed writer and journalist Elizabeth Gilbert explores the interesting precise tale of Eustace Conway. In 1977, on the age of seventeen, Conway left his family's cozy suburban domestic to maneuver to the Appalachian Mountains. For greater than 20 years he has lived there, making fireplace with sticks, donning skins from animals he has trapped, and attempting to persuade americans to renounce their materialistic life and go back with him again to nature. To Gilbert, Conway's legendary personality demanding situations all our assumptions approximately what it truly is to be a latest guy in the United States; he's an emblem of a lot we think how our males may be, yet hardly ever are.

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Gift

By Andrea J. Buchanan

Daisy has an electrifying mystery which can store her life—or kill her
High school sophomore Daisy Jones is simply attempting to get through left out. It doesn’t aid that she’s the recent woman in school, lives in a trailer park, and doesn’t even personal a cellphone. yet there’s an outstanding cause of all that: Daisy has a secret, unpredictable power—one in basic terms her ally, Danielle, is familiar with about. 
 
Despite her “gift” (or is it a curse?), Daisy’s doing a superb task of becoming in, and a gorgeous senior named Kevin even turns out attracted to her! but if Daisy tries to support Vivi, a mysterious classmate in a situation, she quickly discovers that her new buddy has a mystery of her personal. Now Daisy and her acquaintances must deal with chilling desires and messages from the past. Can Daisy channel the power she’s continually attempted to conceal, earlier than it’s too late?
 
Extra good points include:
•   a quick image novel telling Vivi’s story
•   Danielle’s magazine, revealing her private thoughts 
•   Lyrics and video hyperlinks for Kevin's track (songs composed by way of Fredrik Larsson, another way referred to as YouTube sensation FreddeGredde)

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The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures

By Edward Ball

From the nationwide booklet Award-winning writer of Slaves within the Family, a riveting precise life/true crime narrative of the partnership among the assassin who invented the films and the robber baron who outfitted the railroads.
 
100 and thirty years in the past Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion images, watching for and making attainable movies. He was once the 1st to catch time and play it again for an viewers, giving delivery to visible media and monitor entertainments of all types. but the artist and inventor Muybridge used to be additionally a assassin who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial is without doubt one of the early cases of a media sensation. His customer used to be railroad mogul (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, whose specific obsession was once even if 4 hooves of a working horse ever left the floor immediately. Stanford employed Muybridge and his digital camera to reply to that question. And among them, the assassin and the railroad multi-millionaire introduced the age of visible media.
   
Set in California in the course of its frontier a long time, The rich person and the Inventor interweaves Muybridge's quest to unencumber the secrets and techniques of movement via images, an obsessive homicide plot, and the atypical partnership of an eccentric inventor and a pushed entrepreneur. A story from the good American West, this well known background unspools a narrative of ardour, wealth, and sinister ingenuity.

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Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers

By Andrea Di Robilant

A century sooner than Columbus arrived in the US, brothers from Venice are acknowledged to have explored components of the recent international. They grew to become legends through the Renaissance, after which the resource of an outstanding scandal that may discredit their tale. this day, they've been principally forgotten.
 
In this very unique work—part background, half travelogue—Andrea di Robilant chronicles his discovery of a shuttle narrative released in 1558 via the Venetian statesman Nicolò Zen. The textual content and its attention-grabbing nautical map re-created the travels of 2 of the author’s ancestors, brothers who claimed to have explored the North Atlantic within the 1380s and 1390s. Di Robilant units out to find why the Zens’ account later got here less than assault as one of many maximum frauds in geographical heritage. used to be their map—and even their journey—partially or maybe totally faked?

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Bland spioner, kommunister och vapenhandlare

By Jan Mosander

Få svenska journalister har druckit te med Albert Speer, intervjuat kungens okända moster och avslöjat storspionen Stig Bergling, liksom Bofors vapenaffärer i Indien.

Som korrespondent i Tyskland har Jan Mosander också på nära håll följt kalla kriget och följderna av den järnridå som delade Europa i två delar.

Ständigt har han lyckats vara på rätt plats vid rätt tillfälle. Nu senast befann han sig på lyxkryssaren Concordia då den havererade utanför Italiens kust och blev givetvis förste guy att rapportera om händelsen.

Jan Mosander har genom åren också väckt stor uppmärksamhet med sina grävande reportage och belönats med många priser. 1987 fick han until exempel Stora journalistpriset. males det de flesta av oss kanske minns bäst är ändå hans välkända röst från radion då han vid oräkneliga tillfällen rapporterat om stora och små nyheter från Europa.

Och alltsammans började för mer än fyrtiofem år sedan då Jan kom hem until sina föräldrar i Finland och berättade att han fått jobb som reporter på en liten lokaltidning. Hans mor utbrast med förskräckelse: "Herregud, på tidningar large de bara, det vet ju alla!" Hon hade tänkt sig att Jan skulle bli banktjänsteman.

Bland spioner, kommunister och vapenhandlare skildrar en unik och spännande journalistkarriär där verkligheten ofta snuddat vid äventyret. Mosander har själv varit anhållen, avlyssnad, förföljd, efterlyst och stämplad som statens fiende i de gamla kommuniststaterna, och har nu fått se digra akter om detta i säkerhetstjänsternas arkiv.

I boken får vi dessutom ta del av några av vår samtids största, mest betydelsefulla och omvälvande händelser.

JAN MOSANDER är journalist med mångårig och bred erfarenhet. Han är också författare och Berlinkännare och har tidigare skrivit en personlig consultant until eventually staden. Mosander har även utkommit med reportageboken Pengarna som försvann (Fischer & Co, 2008) om det slösaktiga svindleriet med vårt skattefinansierade bistånd.

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April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How it Changed America

By Michael Eric Dyson

On April four, 1968, at 6:01 p.m., whereas he was once status on a balcony at a Memphis resort, Martin Luther King Jr. used to be shot and fatally wounded. simply hours past King ended his ultimate speech with the phrases, “I won't get there with you, yet i need you to grasp this night, that we as a humans gets to the Promised Land.”

Acclaimed public highbrow and best-selling writer Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and confronted, his personal loss of life, and the way the US can draw on his legacy within the twenty-first century. April four, 1968 celebrates the management of Dr. King, and demanding situations the United States to resume its dedication to his vision.

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Who Was Nelson Mandela?

By Meg Belviso

As a baby he dreamt of fixing South Africa; as a guy he replaced the world.  Nelson Mandela spent his lifestyles combating apartheid and championing a calm revolution.  He spent twenty-seven years in criminal and emerged because the inspiring chief of the hot South Africa.  He grew to become the country’s first black president and went directly to stay his dream of change.  this can be a huge and fascinating addition to the Who Was...? series.

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