Download E-books L'Or: La merveilleuse histoire du général Johann August Suter PDF

By Blaise Cendrars

'L'Ouest.

Mot mystérieux.

Qu'est-ce que l'Ouest ? [...]

Il y a des récits d'Indiens qui parlent d'un can pay enchanté, de villes d'or, de femmes qui n'ont qu'un sein. Même les trappeurs qui descendent du nord avec leur chargement de fourrures ont entendu parler sous leur haute range de ces can pay merveilleux de l'ouest où, disent-ils, les end result sont d'or et d'argent.'

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Download E-books The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History PDF

By Jonathan Horn

The “compelling…modern and readable perpective” (USA TODAY) of Robert E. Lee, the bright soldier certain by means of marriage to George Washington’s relations yet grew to become through warfare opposed to Washington’s crowning fulfillment, the Union.

On the eve of the Civil warfare, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes of leaders throughout a divided land. either North and South knew Robert E. Lee because the son of Washington’s most renowned eulogist and the son-in-law of Washington’s followed baby. both sides sought his provider for prime command. Lee may perhaps opt for simply one.

In The guy Who wouldn't Be Washington, former White condo speechwriter Jonathan Horn unearths how the officer so much linked to Washington went to conflict opposed to the union that Washington had cast. This greatly researched and gracefully written biography follows Lee via married existence, army glory, and misfortune. the tale that emerges is extra advanced, extra tragic, and extra illuminating than the everyday story. extra complex as the unresolved query of slavery—the driving force of disunion—was one of the own legacies that Lee inherited from Washington. extra tragic as the Civil struggle destroyed the folk and locations connecting Lee to Washington in agonizing and fabulous methods. extra illuminating as the conflict for Washington’s legacy formed the state that the United States is this present day. As Washington was once the fellow who wouldn't be king, Lee was once the fellow who wouldn't be Washington. the alternative used to be Lee’s. the tale is America’s.

A must-read for these captivated with background, The guy Who wouldn't Be Washington introduces Jonathan Horn as a masterly voice within the box.

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Download E-books The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers (Gold Edition) PDF

By John Szczepaniak

This publication finds extra secrets and techniques in regards to the heritage of eastern video games than ever earlier than, with 36 interviewees and specific archive photographs. Konami's mystery video games console, the foundation of video game Arts and Quintet, strange occasions at Telenet, tales on Falcom, politics at the back of Enix's video game programming contests, a journey of the Love-de-Lic and distort places of work (with structure sketches). each interviewee is requested approximately unreleased titles. Foreword by way of GAMESIDE magazine's editor-in-chief, Yusaku Yamamoto. INTERVIEWEES contain: Hitoshi YONEDA / Tatsuo NOMURA / Katsutoshi EGUCHI / Toru HIDAKA / Roy OZAKI / Kouichi YOTSUI / Masaaki KUKINO / Yoshitaka Murayama / Harry Inaba / Ryukushi07 / Kotaro UCHIKOSHI / ZUN / Yoshiro KIMURA / Kouji YOKOTA / Jun Nagashima / Yuzo KOSHIRO / Masamoto MORITA / Akira TAKIGUCHI / Masakuni MITSUHASHI / Kohei IKEDA / Hiroshi SUZUKI / Tomonori SUGIYAMA / Yutaka ISOKAWA / Yasuhito SAITO / Takaki KOBAYASHI / Keite ABE / Keiji INAFUNE / Makoto GOTO

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Download E-books Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent PDF

By Robert F. Barsky

This biography describes the highbrow and political milieus that contributed to shaping Noam Chomsky, a pivotal determine in modern linguistics, politics, cognitive psychology, and philosophy. It additionally offers a fascinating political background of the final numerous a long time, together with such occasions because the Spanish Civil conflict, the shedding of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the march at the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam warfare. The ebook highlights Chomsky's perspectives at the makes use of and misuses of the collage as an establishment, his evaluate of beneficial political engagement, and his doubts approximately postmodernism. simply because Chomsky is given considerable area to articulate his perspectives on some of the significant matters with regards to his paintings, either linguistic and political, this publication reads just like the autobiography that Chomsky says he'll by no means write.

Barsky's account finds the notable consistency in Chomsky's pursuits and ideas over the process his existence. The ebook includes well-placed excerpts from Chomsky's released writings and unpublished correspondence, together with the author's personal years-long correspondence with Chomsky.

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By Ellis Amburn

The tragic, bittersweet tale of the founding father of rock 'n' roll, blood brother Holly offers the main revealing and enduring biography but of 1 of America's maximum tune heroes. "In illuminating the scope of Holly's impression . . . that encouraged musicians from Paul McCartney to Keith Richards, this publication shines."--Entertainment Weekly. of photographs.

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Download E-books The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe: The Shocking True Story PDF

By Keith Badman

Marilyn Monroe was once a film legend, starring in movies reminiscent of The Seven yr Itch, a few love it sizzling and, in later years, The Misfits, with Clark Gable. In 1962, this gorgeous famous person died, legend has it from suicide. there were many takes at the lifetime of Marilyn Monroe yet during this extraordinary, highly-surprising, painstakingly researched e-book, Keith Badman has exposed long-lost (or formerly unseen) receipts, invoices, cuttings, records, interviews, eye-witness money owed, in addition to notes that demonstrate the main points of Marilyn Monroe's final days, and the way the truth of her final years hasn't ever absolutely been informed. After 5 years of highly-meticulous study, Badman is now in a position to display the unequivocal fact approximately how she died and the cover-up that ensued, in addition to the truth at the back of her rumoured 1962 remarriage to Joe DiMaggio, her ultimate (ultimately unfinished) motion picture, Something's obtained to offer, her jealousy of movie legend, Elizabeth Taylor, her romance with the singer, Frank Sinatra, the evening she sang for JFK, her deplorable July 1962 weekend at Sinatra's Cal-Neva inn, how she was once fleeced, financially through a few of her meant best-friends, her ultimate week alive (who she observed, the place she went, who she spoke to) and her famous, "Say see you later to the President," farewell message, in addition to a lot, even more, together with her time with John and Bobby Kennedy. utilizing deepest, formerly unpublished itineraries and unique eye-witness bills, Badman is ready to make public, in hard-core element, simply how deeply she used to be concerned with them and demonstrate the best date of Marilyn's first actual come across with the President, therefore finishing the five-decade-old secret. Badman unearths Marilyn as by no means obvious earlier than; the outcome, a deluge of reports and evidence that even a few of Monroe's so much die-hard fan should be blind to. if you happen to imagine they understand all approximately her concluding years, be ready to reassess. concerning the writer Keith Badman is the writer of 8, highly-acclaimed biographies. Accolades for his paintings include...The Beatles After The Break-Up (1999): "An extraordinary piece of scholarship...a bible," (New Musical Express); The Beatles Off The list (2000): "Compared with many of the Beatles' later selective and polished or defective and fading thoughts, this can be a lot closer the truth," (The Beatles' professional biographer, Hunter Davies); The seashore Boys - The Definitive Diary Of America's maximum Band On degree And within the Studio (2004) ...Endorsed by way of seashore Boys genius, Brian Wilson, "Badman's publication is an excellent piece of labor, painstakingly researched and compiled...This is unquestionably to turn into the pre-eminent consultant to 1 of music's such a lot influential bands...Badman's e-book ranks one of the very best." (Website Nightmares.com).

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Download E-books Chameleo: A Strange But True Story of Invisible Spies, Heroin Addiction, and Homeland Security PDF

A enchanting mixture of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Philip okay. Dick, Chameleo is a real account of what occurred in a seedy Southern California city whilst an enthusiastic and unrepentant heroin addict named Dion Fuller sheltered a US marine who'd stolen evening imaginative and prescient goggles, and maybe a couple of most sensible mystery documents, from a close-by army base. Dion came upon himself arrested (under the ostensible auspices of The Patriot Act) for conspiring with foreign terrorists to smuggle top-secret army gear out of Camp Pendleton. the truth that Dion had totally not anything to do with overseas terrorists, smuggling, top-secret army apparatus, or Camp Pendleton did not appear to trouble the army. He used to be published from detention center after a six day lengthy Abu Ghraib-style interrogation. as a result he believed himself below severe executive scrutiny and, he suspected, the topic of surprising experimentation regarding "cloaking"―electro-optical camouflage so severe it renders observers essentially invisible from a distance of a few meters―by the dept of native land safeguard. Hallucination? Perhaps―except Robert Guffey, an English instructor and Dion's buddy, tracked down and interviewed one of many scientists at the back of the venture, codenamed Chameleo, an experimental know-how that looks to were stolen by means of the USA division of safeguard and deployed on American soil. extra stunning nonetheless, Guffey chanced on that the DoD has been experimenting with its most up-to-date applied sciences on a couple of americans. A condensed model of this tale used to be the canopy characteristic of Fortean Times journal (September 2013).

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Download E-books Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero PDF

From acclaimed classical historian, writer of Ghost at the Throne a  high-stakes drama choked with homicide, insanity, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of heritage at the grand scale.

At the guts, the tumultuous lifetime of Seneca, historic Rome’s preeminent author and thinker, starting with banishment in his fifties and next appointment as coach to twelve-year-old Nero, destiny emperor of Rome. Controlling them either, Nero’s mom, Julia Agrippina the more youthful, Roman empress, great-granddaughter of the Emperor Augustus, sister of the Emperor Caligula, niece and fourth spouse of Emperor Claudius.
    
James Romm seamlessly weaves jointly the lifestyles and written phrases, the ethical struggles, political intrigue, and bloody vengeance that enmeshed Seneca the more youthful within the twisted imperial relatives and the perverse, paranoid regime of Emperor Nero, despot and madman.

Romm writes that Seneca watched over Nero as instructor, ethical advisor, and surrogate father, and, at seventeen, while Nero without notice ascended to develop into emperor of Rome, Seneca, a guy by no means avid for political energy turned, with Nero, the ruler of the Roman Empire. We see how Seneca used to be in a position to keep an eye on his younger pupil, how, less than Seneca’s effect, Nero governed with intelligence and moderation, banned capital punishment, decreased taxes, gave slaves the best to dossier proceedings opposed to their proprietors, pardoned prisoners arrested for sedition. yet with time, as Nero grew useless and disenchanted, Seneca used to be not able to carry sway over the emperor, and among Nero’s mom, Agrippina—thought to have poisoned her moment husband, and her 3rd, who used to be her uncle (Claudius), and rumored to have entered into an incestuous courting along with her son—and Nero’s father, defined by means of Suetonius as a assassin and cheat charged with treason, adultery, and incest, how lengthy may perhaps the younger Nero were contained?
           
Dying each Day is a portrait of Seneca’s ethical fight in the middle of insanity and extra. In his treatises, Seneca preached a rigorous moral creed, exalting heroes who defied chance to do what used to be correct or embody a noble loss of life. As Nero’s adviser, Seneca used to be awarded with a extra complicated set of selections, because the simply guy in a position to summoning the higher element of Nero’s nature, but, last at Nero’s facet and colluding within the evil regime he created.

Dying each Day is the 1st booklet to inform the compelling and nightmarish tale of the philosopher-poet who used to be virtually a king, tied to a tyrant—as Seneca, the paragon of cause, watched his pupil spiral into insanity and whose descent observed 5 kin murders, the fireplace of Rome, and a savage purge that destroyed the very best minds of the Senate’s golden age.

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