Countdown to Lockdown: A Hardcore Journal

By Mick Foley

The undisputed king of the literary ring is again with one other handwritten, hardcore domestic run. disregard the ghost author and the pc keyboard - this captivating memoir is instantly from the pen and pc paper of the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, chronicling the heart-pounding build-up to "Lockdown", probably the most very important suits of his lengthy and storied profession. Foley's each restrict is verified, as he battles again the ambitious tag-team of pop Time and mom Nature - overcoming a bunch of accidents and critical self-doubts to come back within the ring with one in every of his all-time favourite foes. together with his trademark mix of wit and knowledge, wildness and heat, Foley dishes formerly untold tales from his notable existence, together with his transition from WWE to TNA, his ill-fated stint as a tv commentator, his tumultuous dating with Vince McMahon, his ideas on functionality improving components in activities, the troubling record of wrestlers demise means too younger, and his soul saving paintings in Sierra Leone.

Raw, dynamic, and unabashedly sincere, COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN charts Foley's wrestling rebirth, and upward thrust to heights that his lovers notion he could by no means see again.

Publisher's be aware: a hundred% of the improvement for this booklet has been donated to baby Fund foreign and RAINN.

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Onward, Dear Boys: A Family Memoir of the Great War

By Philippe Bieler

The Bieler family's significant number of wartime letters and pictures inform intimate, firsthand tales of 5 younger brothers and their mom and dad. In Onward, pricey Boys, Philippe Bieler skilfully weaves jointly his personal voice with these of his grandparents, his father, and his uncles right into a tale of battle, immigration, and relatives lifestyles. Settling within the province of Quebec, then divided into French-speaking Catholics and English-speaking Anglicans, used to be a fight for those religious, francophone Calvinists, yet with the unforeseen assertion of struggle in 1914 got here a fair larger problem. In 1915 3 of the 5 Bieler boys volunteered with the Princess Patricia Regiment, and in 1916 the fourth son undefined. The eldest, Jean, turned an assistant to Colonel Birkett, commander of the McGill-financed Canadian medical institution in Boulogne, and the second-eldest, Etienne, used to be promoted to lieutenant of an artillery brigade. the opposite have been privates who fought in battles together with Sanctuary wooden, the Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele, and in 1917, the fourth son, Philippe, died on the entrance. Upon their go back to civilian lifestyles, the surviving brothers grew to become leaders in govt, technology, and the humanities : the eldest as Deputy Finance Director of the League of countries, the second one as a colleague of Sir Ernest Rutherford within the study of the atom, and the 3rd as President of the Federation of Canadian Artists. The youngest, Jacques, who used to be too younger to visit battle, was once an instigator of the CCF social gathering, a precursor to the NDP. Enlivened by means of a wealth of relatives archival fabric, Onward, pricey Boys is a poignant tale of the reviews of battle and its effect on a kinfolk of recent Canadians through the first a long time of the 20 th century.

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KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money

They have been the best-selling singles band on the planet. that they had awards, credibility, advertisement luck and artistic freedom.

They deleted their documents, erased themselves from musical historical past and burnt their final million kilos in a boathouse at the Isle of Jura.

And they couldn’t say why.

This is the tale of The KLF, advised throughout the rules that drove them. it's a tale approximately Carl Jung, Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson, Ken Campbell, Dada, Situationism, Discordianism, magic, chaos, punk, rave and the alchemical symbolism of medical professional Who.

Wildly unauthorised and completely not like the other tune biography, ‘KLF: Chaos Magic tune funds’ is a trawl via chaos at the path of an attractive unintended mythology.

"By a long way the simplest ebook this yr, impressive, discursive and wise." - Ben Goldacre

“Book of the Century. so much pop biographies are a lifeless patchwork of clippings - this can be anything else.” – Rob Manuel, B3ta

"Might good be the simplest song publication of the 2010s... eccentric, weird and wonderful, complicated, hilarious and greater than a bit pretentious yet totally impossible to resist and absolutely brilliant." - The Quietus

“Contender for e-book of the year.” – Greg Taylor, day-by-day Grail

“This e-book is sort of a KLF song. It takes all types of junk and nonsense and smashes it jointly into anything that not just is sensible yet is weirdly beautiful.” – El Dink

“[Higgs] has channelled the spirit of Robert Anton Wilson within the kind of a rock biography and invented a brand new style alongside the way.” – CJ Stone, writer of ‘The Trials of Arthur’ and ‘Fierce Dancing’

“So solid it really made me think queasy.” - Magda Knight, Mookychick

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The Expeditions: An Early Biography of Muhammad (Library of Arabic Literature)

The Expeditions is one of many oldest biographies of the Prophet Muhammad to outlive into the fashionable period. Its fundamental writer, Ma'mar ibn Rashid (714-770 AD/96-153 AH), used to be a favourite pupil from Basra in southern Iraq who used to be respected for his studying in prophetic traditions, Islamic legislations, and the translation of the Qur'an. This attention-grabbing foundational seminal paintings comprises tales passed down by means of Ma'mar to his so much admired scholar, 'Abd al-Razzaq of Sanaa, bearing on Muhammad’s formative years and prophetic occupation in addition to the adventures and tribulations of his earliest fans in the course of their conquest of the close to East.

Edited from a sole surviving manuscript, the Arabic textual content deals a variety of superior readings over these of prior variations, together with specified notes at the text’s transmission and variations as present in later works. This new translation, which renders the unique into readable, glossy English for the 1st time, is followed through a number of annotations elucidating the cultural, spiritual and old contexts of the occasions and contributors defined inside of its pages.

The Expeditions represents a tremendous testimony to the earliest Muslims’ reminiscence of the lives of Muhammad and his partners, and is an essential textual content for gaining perception into the historic biography of either the Prophet and the increase of the Islamic empire.

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Despite the System: Orson Welles Versus the Hollywood Studios

By Clinton Heylin

Revealing the evidence instead of the myths at the back of Orson Welles' Hollywood occupation, this groundbreaking heritage analyzes the profession of 1 of the main recognized American filmmakers. Exploring why Welles' movies by no means matched his younger masterpiece Citizen Kane, this research delves into the enemies that hounded him, his unwaning religion in his viewers, and the brilliance of his films—before they have been butchered by means of the studios.

Based on capturing scripts, schedules, inner memos, interviews, articles, lectures, and private correspondence, this paintings creates a concrete photograph of his expert and inventive struggles and successes.

This heartbreaking story brings to existence the clever, perceptive, and passionate guy who, for all his failings as anyone, used to be completely uncompromising in his artwork.

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Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation

By Robert Wilson

In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was once some of the most profitable and acclaimed big apple portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy along with his father, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind have been one of the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. however it was once in the course of the Civil battle that he turned the founder of what's now referred to as photojournalism and his images grew to become a permanent a part of American history.

The Civil struggle used to be the 1st warfare in historical past to depart a close photographic list, and Mathew Brady was once the war's leader visible historian. formerly, most people had by no means visible in such aspect the bloody details of war--the strewn our bodies of the useless, the bloated carcasses of horses, the splintered is still of timber and fortifications, the chaos and agony at the battlefield. Brady knew larger than an individual of his period the twin strength of the digital camera to list and to excite, to forestall a second in time and to attract the viewer vividly into that moment.

He used to be no longer, within the strictest feel, a Civil struggle photographer. because the director of a photographic carrier, he assigned Alexander Gardner, James F. Gibson, and others to take images, frequently less than his own supervision; he additionally allotted Civil battle images taken through others now not hired through him. sarcastically, Brady had observed the Union military to the 1st significant conflict at Bull Run, yet was once so shaken via the adventure that through the remainder of the battle he infrequently visited battlefields, other than good sooner than or after a huge conflict. The recognized Brady photos at Antietam have been shot via Gardner and Gibson.

Few books approximately Brady have long gone past being collections of the pictures attributed to him, observed through a biographical caricature. MATHEW BRADY will be the biography of an American legend--a businessman, an finished and cutting edge technician, a clever promoter, a celebrated portrait artist, and, maybe most vital, a historian who chronicled the USA in the course of its most interesting and gravest moments of the nineteenth century.

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Commodore: A Company on the Edge

By Brian Bagnall

Filled with first-hand money owed of ambition, greed, and encouraged engineering, this historical past of the private desktop revolution takes readers contained in the cutthroat global of Commodore. ahead of Apple, IBM, or Dell, Commodore was once the 1st desktop producer to marketplace its machines to the general public, promoting an envisioned 22 million Commodore 64s. these halcyon days have been tumultuous, in spite of the fact that, because of the expectancies and unsparing strategies of founder Jack Tramiel. Engineers and bosses with the corporate among 1976 and 1994 percentage their stories of the groundbreaking moments, hovering enterprise highs, and beautiful worker turnover that got here with being on most sensible within the early days of the microcomputer undefined. This up to date moment variation comprises extra interviews and first-hand fabric from significant Commodore figures like advertising and marketing guru package Spencer, chip fashion designer invoice Mensch, and Commodore co-founder Manfred Kapp.

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How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great

By Karen Karbo

How to Hepburn, Karen Karbo's glossy, modern reassessment of 1 of America's maximum icons, takes us on a spin in the course of the nice Kate's lengthy, eventful lifestyles, with an objective towards seeing what we will be able to glean from the 1st woman of Cinema. One half How Proust Can swap Your Life and one half Why Sinatra Matters, How to Hepburn teases a few unforeseen classes from the lifetime of a lady whose freewheeling, pants-wearing choice redefined identical to the self reliant lady whereas finally endearing her to the area.

This witty, provocative gem is stuffed with no-nonsense Hepburn-style remark on matters comparable to: making denial give you the results you want; the significance of being brash, dealing with worry, and regularly having an aviator on your existence; studying why and the way to lie; some great benefits of discretion; benefiting from a dysfunctional courting; and the ability of forgiving your mom and dad. exciting fanatics of the notoriously self reliant actress, award-winner Karen Karbo offers a gusty guidebook to harnessing your internal Hepburn, and residing existence by yourself terms.

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Bernard Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend

Bernard Baruch used to be a self-made millionaire, mythical inventory dealer, and enterprise investor. for many of the 1st half the 20 th century, he epitomized the “good aspect” of Wall highway within the public brain. Celebrated as “Adviser to Presidents” and “The Park Bench Statesman,” he additionally grew to become often called “The guy Who bought out ahead of the Crash.” James Grant’s a lot praised biography attracts on a wealth of formerly untapped material.

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