By Maxine Hong Kingston
A chinese language American girl tells of the chinese language myths, family members tales and occasions of her California youth that experience formed her id.
Coincidiendo con l. a. conmemoración de 2011 como Año Ruso, Alba recupera las memorias del hombre que mató a Rasputín. El príncipe Félix F. Yusúpov, que en su momento fue el hombre más rico de Rusia retrata los angeles caída del régimen zarista a l. a. vez que compone una crónica social de los grandes fastos que rodearon su vida. Un elocuente retrato de los angeles vida aristocrática en los angeles antigua Rusia y de l. a. caída del imperio del Zar.
By Ned Rorem
By Lawrence S. Wittner
A longtime agitator opposed to warfare and social injustice, Lawrence Wittner has been tear-gassed, threatened via police with drawn weapons, charged by means of infantrymen with mounted bayonets, spied upon by means of the united states executive, arrested, and purged from his task for political -reasons. To say that this teacher-historian-activist has led an enticing lifestyles is a substantial understatement.
during this soaking up memoir, Wittner strains the dramatic process a lifestyles and profession that took him from a Brooklyn boyhood within the Nineteen Forties and ’50s to an schooling at Columbia college and the collage of Wisconsin to front traces of peace activism, the struggle for racial equality, and the struggles of the hard work move. He information his kin historical past, which incorporated the bloody anti-Semitic pogroms of late-nineteenth-century jap Europe, and chronicles his lengthy instructing profession, which comprised positions at a small black university in Virginia, an elite women’s liberal arts collage north of recent York urban, and eventually an enduring domestic on the Albany campus of the country collage of manhattan. all through, he packs the narrative with colourful vignettes describing such actions as struggling with racism in Louisiana and Mississippi in the course of the early Sixties, participating with peace-oriented intellectuals in Gorbachev’s Soviet Union, and top hundreds of thousands of antinuclear demonstrators during the streets of Hiroshima. because the ebook additionally finds, Wittner’s paintings as an activist used to be matched by way of scholarly achievements that made him one of many world’s most effective professionals on the historical past of the peace and nuclear disarmament movements—a learn uniqueness that ended in revealing encounters with such varied figures as Norman Thomas, the Unabomber, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Caspar Weinberger, and David Horowitz.
A tenured professor and well known writer who has however lived in rigidity with the wider currents of his society, Lawrence Wittner tells an interesting own tale that incorporates essentially the most turbulent and demanding occasions of modern history.
Lawrence S. Wittner, emeritus professor of background on the college at Albany, SUNY, is the writer of diverse scholarly works, together with the award-winning three-volume Struggle opposed to the Bomb. between different awards and honors, he has bought significant promises or fellowships from the nationwide Endowment for the arts, the yank Council of realized Societies, the Aspen Institute, the us Institute of Peace, and the loo D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
By Alan Bennett
The humorous, revealing, and lucidly clever writing of 1 of England's best-known literary figures, Writing domestic comprises Bennett's journalism, ebook and theater experiences, his diaries from the Nineteen Eighties, an account of omit Shepherd--a London eccentric who lived in a van in Bennett's backyard for greater than 20 years--and even more. 32 pages of photographs.
By Günther Anders
Günther Anders y Hannah Arendt, su primera esposa, se casaron en 1929 y se divorciaron en 1937. Tras el fallecimiento de Arendt, en 1975, Anders recuperó las notas que había tomado durante las discusiones filosóficas que los angeles pareja mantuvo durante los primeros años de su matrimonio. Recordando los tiempos felices que ambos pasaron en Berlín y consciente de que Arendt fue el gran amor de su vida, empezó a reconstruir los diálogos que mantuvieron en ese período.
Si para Arendt ese matrimonio no fue más que una forma de escapar del que fuera su gran amor de juventud, Martin Heiddeger, para Anders, en cambio, ella fue el primer y verdadero amor de su vida. Por ello, enla Navidadde 1975, tras el fallecimiento de Arendt, recuperó los apuntes de los años berlineses vividos con ella; y no fue hasta 1985 que este texto adopto su forma definitiva por vez primera en lengua castellana.
El diálogo que se estableció entre ambos es el que marcará, con distinto éxito, l. a. trayectoria de estos dos grandes filósofos. El escenario es un balconcito de l. a. minúscula habitación en l. a. que habitan. Günther y Hannah están sentados uno frente al otro. En el centro, un enorme cesto de cerezas.
La batalla puede comenzar.
By Rachel Dratch
The former SNL big name recounts the adventures and unforeseen pleasure of relationship and turning into a mother whilst she least anticipated it—at the age of forty-four.
Anyone who observed an episode of Saturday evening dwell among 1999 and 2006 is aware Rachel Dratch. She used to be hilarious! So what occurred to her? After a misbegotten half as Jenna at the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch used to be merely getting provided roles as “Lesbians. Secretaries. occasionally secretaries who're lesbians.”
Her profession as a feminine comic at a low element, she all at once had time for yoga, dog-sitting, studying Spanish—and courting. Dratch finds the thrill and terrors of placing herself in the market in a quest to discover love after which turning into a mom in an undreamed-of manner. With riotous humor, she recounts breaking the inside track to her bewildered mom and dad, the awe of her unmarried acquaintances, and romance and coparenting along with her baby-daddy, John.
Filled with nice behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Dratch’s time on SNL, Girl Walks right into a Bar . . . is a humorous e-book with a clean model of the happily-ever-after tale, packed with sensitivity, candor, and lots of comedian aid, as basically Rachel Dratch can inform it.
Best-selling writer Leonard Shlain explores the existence, artwork, and brain of Leonardo da Vinci, looking to clarify his singularity by means of his achievements in artwork, technological know-how, psychology, and armed forces process after which utilizing cutting-edge left-right mind medical learn to provide an explanation for his common genius. Shlain exhibits that no different individual in human heritage has excelled in such a lot of assorted parts as da Vinci and he peels again the layers to discover the how and the why.
Shlain asserts that Leonardo’s genius got here from a special inventive skill that allowed him to appreciate and excel in quite a lot of fields. From right here Shlain jumps off and discusses the background of and present examine on human creativity that consists of assorted modes of pondering and neuroscience .The writer additionally boldly speculates on even if the features of Leonardo’s mind and his creativity presage the long run evolution of the human species.
Leonardo’s mind makes use of da Vinci as a place to begin for an exploration of human creativity. along with his lucid type, and his amazing skill to determine connections in a variety of fields, Shlain brings the reader into the realm of history’s maximum mind.
By Kara Sundlun
"Think what her father could have overlooked if Kara hadn't been tenacious adequate to pursue, not only her personal id, yet his as well."—Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC's Morning Joe
Kara Hewes had by no means noticeable her father, Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun, until eventually one transformational second while she woke up in the midst of the evening as a television information anchor introduced his candidacy. One examine his photograph and she or he knew she had to locate him.
Her letters and get in touch with calls went unanswered, so at seventeen, Kara employed a attorney and introduced her paternity go well with ahead of a packed press convention. in the course of the media frenzy, Governor Sundlun did the unforeseen and invited Kara to return stay with him so he may perhaps get to grasp her better.
Kara knew that during order to maneuver ahead together with her father, she needed to make the alternative to forgive the prior. It was once her unconditional love that broke down the limitations setting apart father and daughter.
Kara Sundlun is an Emmy Award–winning tv journalist. She anchors the scoop for WFSB-TV, the CBS associate in Connecticut, and hosts shows—the renowned sunlight hours speak exhibit Better Connecticut and Kara's Cures, a consultant to wellbeing and fitness and spirituality. Kara can be a contributor for the Huffington Post. She used to be named "Best Reporter" via Hartford Magazine and "Top forty lower than forty" from Hartford enterprise Journal and Connecticut Magazine. She and her husband, fellow information anchor Dennis condo, stay in Hartford, Connecticut, with their children.
By Brandon Friedman
Growing up within the shadows of the enormous B-52 Stratofortresses that thundered clear of the within reach Barksdale Air strength Base, Brandon Friedman dreamed of changing into a warrior and protecting his state. yet desires of heroism and the realities of struggle can glance very varied, and whilst Brandon joined the military as a moment lieutenant in peacetime, he had no manner of figuring out how his global used to be approximately to change.
this can be Brandon Friedmans tale of coming of age in an international awakening to the horrors made simple on Sept. 11. With the U. S. military entering into full-fledged strive against operations part a global away opposed to Al Qaeda and their Taliban hosts, Brandon chanced on himself dealing with an elusive enemy on surprising flooring. He tells how, as an infantry platoon chief within the elite one hundred and first Airborne department, the famed "Screaming Eagles," he and his unit struggled to discover their footing within the excessive valleys of the Hindu Kush whereas struggling with radical Islam in operation Anaconda.
a quick respite at their domestic base in Kentucky, and Friedman and the Screaming Eagles have been off to struggle back, this time in Iraq. during this gripping memoir of a tender soldier studying the toughest classes of strive against, we see the terrors and disillusion of conflict because the insurgency in Iraq spirals uncontrolled. And we see the genuine valor of personality rising below fire.