Category «Memoirs»

Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy by James T. Bradley, Jay Lamar

By James T. Bradley, Jay Lamar

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) replaced the area ceaselessly together with his 1859 booklet of On the foundation of Species through typical Selection. Darwin: a party of His arguable existence and Legacy is an anthology of serious writings that grew out of a lecture sequence, hosted via Auburn college, hung on the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of Darwin's beginning and the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the 1st variation of his most famed book.
Ideas in The foundation of Species reordered the organic sciences eternally, spawned new disciplines together with evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, and evolutionary developmental biology, grew to become foundational for contemporary biomedical study and perform, encouraged new literature and literary feedback, have been misused by means of 20th-century eugenicists and social Darwinists, traumatized folks with yes theological perspectives, and proceed to change humankind's view of itself and its position on the planet. The 17 members to this anthology inform an interdisciplinary tale of Charles Darwin the individual, Darwin's paintings and world-altering rules, and Darwin's legacy.

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More than just hardcore by Terry Funk

By Terry Funk

This can be the lifestyles and occupation of Terry Funk, identified round the note as "The Hardcore Legend" wrestling. A former NWA Heavyweight Champion, Funk has been a wrestling famous person around the globe. identified for being thoroughly unpredictable, Funk has had feuds with wrestling's most renowned names like Ric aptitude, Dusty Rhodes, and Mick Foley.

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Above the Thunder. Reminiscences of a Field Artillery Pilot by Raymond C. Kerns

By Raymond C. Kerns

An awesome memoir of an aviator's provider within the Pacific Theater — "If you are looking for macho, fighting-man speak, you could have picked up the inaccurate publication. . . . this is often simply a good narration of a few of my stories . . . in the course of my carrier within the U.S. military among 1940 and 1945." —Raymond C. Kerns — The son of a Kentucky tobacco farmer, Raymond Kerns dropped out of highschool after the 8th grade to aid at the farm. He enlisted within the military in 1940 and, after education as a radio operator within the artillery, used to be assigned to Schofield Barracks (Oahu) the place he witnessed the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor and took part within the resulting conflict. within the months prior to Pearl Harbor, Kerns had handed the Army's flight education admission examination with flying shades. yet simply because he lacked a highschool degree, the military refused to provide him flying classes. Undaunted, inner most Kerns took classes with a civilian flying tuition and used to be really scheduled for his first solo...

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The Kalam Effect: My Years with the President by P. M. Nair

By P. M. Nair

A pleasant learn that are meant to no longer be missedOutlook Nair retains his narration easy, delivering infrequent glimpses of the way Kalam functionedIndia this present day In a decision that shocked many, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam grew to become President of India in 2002. Questions have been raised as to how a person who was once a scientist and never a political candidate, who sported an strange coiffure, and had an unassuming means of doing issues, may healthy into the regal splendour of Rashtrapati Bhavan. within the Kalam impact, P.M. Nair, who was once secretary to the president in the course of the eventful 5 years until eventually 2007, indicates the striking nature of Kalams presidency which reworked the best way humans checked out the place of work, making Kalam renowned in a fashion few politicians were. this can be an affectionate and intimate portrait of a different person who replaced peoples notion of the top workplace of the kingdom.

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It’s Okay To Laugh Crying is Cool Too. A Memoir by Nora McInerny Purmort

By Nora McInerny Purmort

NORA McINERNY PURMORT was once voted such a lot funny via the Annunciation Catholic institution type of 1998. It was once often downhill after that, yet she did get to spend 3 excellent years married to Aaron Joseph Purmort (aka Spider-Man). Her paintings has seemed on Cosmopolitan.com, Elle.com, and the Huffington put up, and within the big name Tribune. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, together with her son, Ralph. they honestly love it there.

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When Skateboards Will Be Free: A Memoir of a Political by Said Sayrafiezadeh

By Said Sayrafiezadeh

“The revolution is not just inevitable, it's approaching. it's not purely impending, it truly is particularly approaching. And while the time comes, my father will lead it.”

With a profound present for shooting the absurd in existence, and a deadpan knowledge that comes from surviving a surreal adolescence within the Socialist employees social gathering, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh has crafted an unsentimental, humorous, heartbreaking memoir.

Saïd’s Iranian-born father and American Jewish mom had something in universal: their unshakable conviction that the employees’ revolution used to be coming. Separated considering their son was once 9 months outdated, they each one pursued a dream of the proper socialist society. Pinballing along with his mom among makeshift Pittsburgh flats, falling asleep at occasion conferences, eager for the luxuries he’s taught to despise, acknowledged waits for the revolution that by no means, ever arrives. “Soon,” his mom assures him, whereas his long-absent father quixotically runs as a socialist candidate for president in an Iran approximately to fall below the ayatollahs. Then comes the hostage difficulty. The uproar that follows is the 1st time Saïd hears the observe “Iran” in class. There he's unexpectedly compelled to confront the flamable stew of his id: as an American, an Iranian, a Jew, a socialist... and a middle-school child who loves soccer and games.

Poised completely among tragedy and farce, here's a tale by means of a super younger author suffering to wreck clear of the strong mythologies of his upbringing and create a life—and a voice—of his personal. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s memoir is unforgettable.

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My Life, a Four Letter Word: Confessions of a Counter by Dolores DeLuce

By Dolores DeLuce

Dolores DeLuce, a five-foot Diva in six-inch heels, takes us on a bumpy trip from her grey days in New Jersey via her get away to the tumultuous post-Stonewall days of ‘70’s la and homosexual San Francisco. while her Italian American family members rejects her after the delivery of her mixed-race daughter, she creates a brand new kin with the main not likely humans lower than the main strange conditions. Her new kin comprises Divine, diverse undesirable boys on Venice seashore, and her loving homosexual “husbands.” alongside the way in which she meets John Waters, Edie Massey, Rip Taylor and Joan Rivers, is topped “Miss substitute L.A.” and wins The $1.98 attractiveness express. via tears and glitter, Dolores survives her sour kinfolk estrangements simply to stand the ache of the AIDS concern first-hand. TUNE—in---TURN-- on—DROP-- in to a-- FOOT—LOSE--FREE—FALL—LOVE—FEST--for DRUG & popularity HOES--DRAG--FAGS—HAGS—& extra

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Left Field: The Memoir of a Lifelong Activist by David Wilson

By David Wilson

David Wilson has been a gaucho, a instructor, an artist's agent, a documentary filmmaker and playwright, yet in particular, he has been a lifelong political activist. within the 60s he marched to Aldermaston. within the 70s he protested opposed to the Vietnam conflict and apartheid. within the 80s, with the Lesbian and homosexual Liberation entrance, he added nutrition to remarkable miners. extra lately, he has been lively within the anti-war move.

As the co-founder of struggle baby, he used to be instrumental in bringing a cellular bakery into war-torn Bosnia. In 1995 the charity received prominence with the discharge of the Help album. individuals incorporated David Bowie, Brian Eno, Paul McCartney and Sinéad O'Connor. Help captured the world’s recognition and taken the therapeutic energy of track to youngsters whose lives have been devastated by way of war.

Left Field is an interesting and funny memoir that allows you to encourage not just Wilson's iteration, but in addition modern day adolescents who're campaigning for a greater, fairer world.

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Gone to the Crazies: A Memoir by Alison Weaver

By Alison Weaver

Alison Weaver's privileged upbringing concealed the darker undertones of her adolescence till her mom and dad shipped her away, at fifteen, to the cultish Cascade institution, warping her notion of fact. Upon commencement, set adrift in New York's East Village within the Nineties, her existence started a downward spiral marked via needles and late-night events. Stumbling into loose fall and mingling with fears of demise, she used to be compelled to stand her darkness. this is Weaver's considerate exploration of what it ability to struggle for id and equilibrium.

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Listening Below the Noise: A Meditation on the Practice of by Anne D. LeClaire

By Anne D. LeClaire

Whilst Anne D. LeClaire made up our minds to show a normal Monday right into a day of silence, she considered her scan as a one-time prevalence. Little did she discover she had started an internal voyage that might remodel her lifestyles. within the seventeen years because, LeClaire has practiced overall silence at the first and 3rd Monday of every month. by way of detaching herself from the bustle of her traumatic way of life and studying to hear her private self, she has came upon a middle from which to live—one that checks, strengthens, and heals her. In working towards silence, she has came upon her personal mystery garden—a cloistered, sacred, deepest position the place real own progress is feasible. during this eloquent book—part memoir, half philosophical inquiry—LeClaire displays on how silence might help us attend to the realm round us, extend our know-how, and attain internal peace. Silence, LeClaire contends, reminds us to concentrate on the normal moments of our lifestyles. In silence we will be able to easy methods to hear, turn into extra compassionate, ignite and nurture creativity, discover our internal yearnings, and eventually locate peace and increase our wellbeing and fitness. through confronting ourselves and studying from the nervousness that arises after we are free of distraction, we will develop into complete. With readability and humor, LeClaire unearths how silence has introduced pleasure to her existence and helped her foster new connections with nature, with others, and with herself.

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