The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

By Rebecca Musser, M. Bridget Cook

Rebecca Musser grew up in worry, concealing her family's polygamous way of life from the "dangerous" outdoors global. coated head-to-toe in strict, modest garments, she bought a rigorous schooling at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' institution headed through Warren Jeffs. regularly trying to be an obedient Priesthood lady, in her youth she grew to become the 19th spouse of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. eventually sickened by means of the abuse she suffered and observed round her, she pulled off a bold get away and sought to construct a brand new existence and relatives.

The church, even if, had a fashion of pulling her again in-and by way of 2007, Rebecca had no selection yet to take the witness stand opposed to the recent prophet of the FLDS as a way to safeguard her little sisters and different younger women from being compelled to marry at shockingly younger a while. the subsequent 12 months, Rebecca and the remainder of the area watched as a staff of Texas Rangers raided the longing for Zion Ranch, a stronghold of the FLDS. Rebecca's next testimony might exhibit the awful secrets and techniques occurring at the back of closed doorways of the temple, sending their leaders to criminal for years, and Warren Jeffs for all times.

THE WITNESS WORE purple is a gripping account of 1 woman's fight to flee the perverse include of non secular fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a brave tale of wish and transformation.

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Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

By Anthony Summers

She used to be born Norma Jeane however the international knew and enjoyed her as Marilyn. Her existence was once one in all unheard of repute and personal distress, her loss of life a tragedy surrounded by means of mysteries. Drawing on first-hand interviews Anthony Summers bargains either a vintage biography and a surprisingly revealing account of the reveal goddess's family with John and Robert Kennedy. 'The definitive tale of the legend ...more convincing at each web page - advised with all of the coldness of fact and the authority of the historian, yet on the finish of it we nonetheless love Marilyn' Maeve Binchy, Irish instances

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Kierkegaard: A Biography

By Alastair Hannay

Written by means of one of many world's preeminent specialists on Kierkegard, this biography is the 1st to bare the fragile imbrication of Kierkegard's lifestyles and proposal. to understand the significance and effect of Kierkegaard's suggestion a long way past his local Denmark, it will be significant to track the numerous components that led this proficient yet (according to his headmaster) 'exceedingly infantile formative years' to grapple with conventional philosophical difficulties and non secular topics in a manner that later generations may realize as amounting to a philosophical revolution. even if Kierkegaard's works are greatly tapped and mentioned they're seldom put in context. neither is due realization put to their chronology. despite the fact that, possibly greater than the paintings of the other contributor to the Western philosophical culture, those writings are so heavily meshed with the history and info of the author's existence that wisdom of this can be indispensible to their content material. Alastair Hannay solves those difficulties via following the chronological series of occasions and concentrating on the formative phases of his profession from the luck of his first, pseudonymous paintings ^Either/Or via to The ailment Unto loss of life and perform in Christianity. This publication bargains a robust narrative account in order to be of specific curiosity to philosophers, literary theorists, highbrow historians, and students of spiritual experiences in addition to any non-specialist searching for an authoritative consultant to the existence and paintings of 1 of the main unique and engaging figures in Western philosophy. Alastair Hannay is Professor Emeritus within the division of philosophy on the college of Oslo. he's the co-editor of The Cambridge better half of Kierkegaard (1998) and can also be translator of numerous works via Kierkegaard in Penguin Classics.

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Renegade: The Making of a President

By Richard Wolffe

Earlier than the White condo and Air strength One, sooner than the television advertisements and the large rallies, there has been the genuine Barack Obama: a guy wrestling with the momentous determination to run for the presidency, feeling torn approximately abandoning a tender family members, and realizing the best way to win the most important prize in politics.

This publication is the formerly untold and epic tale of the way a political newcomer with out funds and an alien identify grew into the world’s strongest chief. however it can also be a uniquely intimate portrait of the individual in the back of the enduring posters and the key provider code identify Renegade.

Drawing on a dozen unplugged interviews with the candidate and president, in addition to twenty-one months protecting his crusade because it traveled from coast to coast, Richard Wolffe solutions the straightforward but enduring query approximately Barack Obama: who's he?

Based on Wolffe’s exceptional entry to Obama, Renegade finds the making of a president, either at the crusade path and ahead of he ran for top workplace. It explains how the baby-kisser who emerged in a unprecedented election discovered the private and political abilities to prevail in the course of his formative years and early occupation. With cool self-control, calculated chance taking, and easy storytelling, Obama constructed the recommendations he would have to live on the onslaught of the Clintons and John McCain, and construct a multimillion-dollar desktop to win a ancient contest.

In Renegade, Richard Wolffe stocks with us his front-row seat at Obama’s declaration to run for president on a frigid day in Springfield, and his victory speech on a hot evening in Chicago. We fly at the candidate’s aircraft and journey in his bus on an odyssey throughout a rustic in concern; stand subsequent to him at a bar at the evening he secures the nomination; and are behind the scenes as he grants his conference speech to a stadium crowd and a transfixed nationwide viewers. From a teacher’s place of work in Iowa to the Oval place of work in Washington, we see and listen to Barack Obama with an immediacy and honesty by no means witnessed sooner than.

Renegade presents not just an account of Obama’s triumphs, but additionally examines his many own and political trials. We see Obama wrestling with race and politics, in addition to his former pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright. We see him being affected by existence as a presidential candidate, a crusade that falters for many of its first 12 months, and his response to a shock defeat within the New Hampshire fundamental. And we see him counting on his own event, in addition to meticulous polling, to go the presidential try out in international and monetary affairs.

Renegade is a vital consultant to realizing President Barack Obama and his relied on internal circle of aides and acquaintances. it's also a riveting and enlightening first draft of background and political psychology.

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Rockstjärnan som gud glömde

By Kee Marcello, Stefan Johansson

Skoningslöst ärlig rockbiografi av gitarristen i Sveriges största hårdrocksband

Så castle Kjell Hilding Löfbom hörde Deep Purples klassiska live-platta Made in Japani pojkrummet i Umeå 1973 visste han att han ville bli gitarrist. Målet var klart - en dag skulle han summary som Richie Blackmore stå och lira framför horder av skrikande fans.

1987 hade han nått sitt mål. Kjell hade blivit Kee Marcello och var leadgitarrist i Europe - tidernas största svenska metalband. Inför ett fullsatt Budokan i Tokyo höjde han guran och rev av ett solo som fick publiken att vråla och deras pudelfrillor att fladdra i vinddraget från Marshallstacksen.

Under andra halvan av 80-talet var Europe ett av världens största rockband. De sålde över 30 miljoner skivor, låg etta på försäljningslistorna i 26 länder och spelade på världens största scener tillsammans med band som Metallica, Def Leppard och Bon Jovi.

Kee blev manhattan gitarrist i Europe 1986 då de simply släppt the ultimate Countdownoch var på väg att få sitt stora genombrott. Han klev rakt in i en rock'n'roll-cirkus som han dittills bara kunnat drömma om, complete av droger, groupies och jetsetliv. Ändå var Kee ingen nykomling i hårdrockssvängen. Han hade högt anseende som producent och gitarrist och hade spelat i effortless motion och producerat den mycket framgångsrika Swedish steel Aid-singeln "Give a assisting Hand". Då Europe behövde en big apple gitarrist var Kee det självklara valet.

Nu berättar Kee för första gången allt om tiden som dekadent superrockstjärna på 80-talet. Han skildrar också framgångens baksida, konflikterna i bandet, den skoningslösa musikbranschen och helvetesresan ner i missbruket som höll på att kosta honom livet.

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Really The Blues

"Really The Blues" is the tale of a white child who fell in love with black tradition, studying to blow clarinet within the reform colleges, brothels and honky-tonks of his early life. Drawn by way of the revelation of the blues, he the song alongside the jazz avenues of Chicago, New Orleans, and manhattan, and into the guts of America's soul. informed within the jive lingo of the underground's internal circle, this vintage is an unforgettable chronicle of road lifestyles, smoky golf equipment, roadhouse dances, and reefer culture.

First released in 1946, fairly the Blues was once a rousing warning sign to alienated younger whites to discover black tradition and the realm of jazz, the 1st song the United States may name its personal. Their religious godfather used to be Mezzrow, jazz cat, bootlegger, and peddler of the best gauge in Harlem. primarily, Mezz championed the abandon on hand to these prepared to lose their blues.

Citadel Underground's version of truly the Blues contains a new creation by way of Barry Gifford, writer of the radical Wild at center and co-author of Jack's booklet: An Oral Biography of Jack's Kerouac.

"Really the Blues, learn on the counter of the counter of the Columbia U bookstall in mid-forties, was once for me the 1st sign into white tradition of the underground black, hip tradition that preexisted ahead of long island personal generation". -- Allen Ginsberg

"Milton Mezzrow used to be, is and shall constantly be the one most crucial determine within the historical past of marijuana in the US. Like Leary, the Mezz became on a brand new iteration to a brand new drug...Mezzrow was once 1) the 1st white Negro, 2) the Johnny Apleseed of weed, three) the writer of a very good American autobiography, fairly the Blues, the best eyewitness account of yank counterculture everpublished. The publication is, likewise, the master-piece of the counterculture's so much features literary medium: the slang-laced, jazz-enrhythmed, long-breathed and rhapsodic road rap and rave-up". -- Albert Goldman

"Really the Blues seemed at a primary second in American historical past, wh

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The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure

By C. D. Rose

A darkly comedian, satirical reference e-book approximately writers who by no means made it into the literary canon

A sign occasion of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history’s so much awesome circumstances of a whole loss of literary good fortune. As such, it's the world’s top authority at the subject.

Compiled in a single quantity via C. D. Rose, a well-educated individual universally stated in components of britain because the world’s pre-eminent professional on inexpert writers, the ebook culls its details from misplaced or another way neglected files scattered around the world, in addition to the occasional dustbin.

The dictionary quantities to a huge accomplishment: the definitive appreciation of history’s least complete writers. hence immortalized past deserving and rescued from richly deserved obscurity, the authors offered during this historical quantity include a who’s who of the talentless and deluded, their tales undying litanies of abject psychosis, misapplication, and delinquency.

It is, in brief, a treasure.

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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

By Manning Marable

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History

Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the past due Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X eventually does justice to 1 of the main influential and debatable figures of twentieth-century American heritage. full of startling new info and surprising revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping tale of race and sophistication in the US. attaining into Malcolm's afflicted early life, it lines a course from his mom and dad' activism as fans of Marcus Garvey via his personal paintings with the kingdom of Islam and upward push on the planet of black nationalism, and culminates within the never-before-told actual tale of his assassination. Malcolm X is a gorgeous fulfillment, the definitive paintings on considered one of our best advocates for social change.

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Odd Type Writers: From Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the Obsessive Habits and Quirky Techniques of Great Authors

By Celia Blue Johnson

Each nice author has a special method of atmosphere a narrative to paper. And, it seems, lots of those writers used equipment that have been simply as artistic because the works they produced. ordinary variety Writers explores the quirky writing behavior of well known authors, together with Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, and Alexandre Dumas, between many others.

* to satisfy his cut-off date for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo put himself lower than strict apartment arrest, locking up all of his outfits and donning not anything yet a wide grey scarf until eventually he entire the book.

* Virginia Woolf used crimson ink for romance letters, diary entries, and to pen her acclaimed novel Mrs. Dalloway. additionally, in her twenties, she most well-liked to put in writing whereas status up.

* Friedrich Schiller stored a drawer packed with rotten apples in his research. in line with his spouse, he couldn’t paintings with no that stinky smell wafting into his nose.

* Eudora Welty evaluated her paintings with scissors convenient. If whatever had to be moved, she lower it correct out of the web page. Then she’d use pins to place the part in its new place.

In Odd sort Writers, you’ll discover why James Joyce wrote in crayon, what Edgar Allan Poe’s cat used to be doing on his shoulder, why Vladimir Nabokov needed to preserve his ft rainy, and the opposite extraordinary instruments and kooky tools used to compose the various maximum works of all time.

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The Pursuit of Laughter: Essays, Reviews and Diary

By Duncan Fallowell

Roar with laughter.' Laura Thompson 'The astonishing attractiveness with a poison pen... wit pervades her writings.' Anne de Courcey, day-by-day Mail Critics selection 'When she wielded her stylish stiletto, it used to be to unmask an ego... brightly and sharply illuminated.' Valerie Grove, the days Wickedly humorous, gossipy, carefree, intimate and revealing, this option of Diana Mitford's writings publishes for the 1st time the articles and diary she wrote for the leisure of her shut circle of associates, in addition to her hilarious articles for the days, Sunday occasions, day-by-day Mail, convey and night ordinary. integrated is the one portrait Diana Mitford wrote of her husband Sir Oswald Mosely, and the final interviews she gave in 2002 and 2003 in Paris to the author Duncan Fallowell.

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