Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller (Jewish History, Life, and Culture (Hardcover))

As the best-selling writer of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity, Leon Uris blazed a route to big name with books that readers couldn't placed down. Uris's 13 novels offered hundreds of thousands of copies, spent months at the best-seller lists, seemed in fifty languages, and feature been tailored into both well known videos and television miniseries. Few different writers equaled Uris's popularity within the mid-twentieth century. His luck fueled the increase of mass-market paperbacks, motion picture tie-ins, and big name writer excursions. cherished via the general public, Uris used to be, now not strangely, brushed aside through literary critics. earlier, his personal life—as filled with drama as his fiction—has by no means been the topic of a book.

In Leon Uris: lifetime of a most sensible Seller, Ira Nadel strains Uris from his disruptive adolescence to his life-changing stories as a marine in international conflict II. those studies, coupled with Uris's embody of his Judaism and wish to write, ended in his remarkable luck and the lavish excesses of a occupation as a best-selling writer. Nadel unearths that Uris lived the adventures he defined, together with his warfare reports within the Pacific (Battle Cry), life-threatening travels in Israel (Exodus), stopover at to Communist Poland (Mila 18), libel trial in Britain (QB VII), and hazardous sojourn in fractious Northern eire and the Irish Republic (Trinity). Nadel additionally demonstrates that Uris's expertise for writing action-packed, but completely researched, novels meshed completely with the public's wish to revisit and comprehend the tumultuous occasions of modern heritage. This made him way more renowned (and prosperous) than extra literary authors, whereas paving the way in which for writers reminiscent of Irving Wallace and Tom Clancy.

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As the best-selling writer of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity, Leon Uris blazed a route to big name with books that readers couldn't placed down. Uris's 13 novels offered hundreds of thousands of copies, spent months at the best-seller lists, seemed in fifty languages, and feature been tailored into both well known videos and television miniseries. Few different writers equaled Uris's popularity within the mid-twentieth century. His luck fueled the increase of mass-market paperbacks, motion picture tie-ins, and big name writer excursions. cherished via the general public, Uris used to be, now not strangely, brushed aside through literary critics. earlier, his personal life—as filled with drama as his fiction—has by no means been the topic of a book.

In Leon Uris: lifetime of a most sensible Seller, Ira Nadel strains Uris from his disruptive adolescence to his life-changing stories as a marine in international conflict II. those studies, coupled with Uris's embody of his Judaism and wish to write, ended in his remarkable luck and the lavish excesses of a occupation as a best-selling writer. Nadel unearths that Uris lived the adventures he defined, together with his warfare reports within the Pacific (Battle Cry), life-threatening travels in Israel (Exodus), stopover at to Communist Poland (Mila 18), libel trial in Britain (QB VII), and hazardous sojourn in fractious Northern eire and the Irish Republic (Trinity). Nadel additionally demonstrates that Uris's expertise for writing action-packed, but completely researched, novels meshed completely with the public's wish to revisit and comprehend the tumultuous occasions of modern heritage. This made him way more renowned (and prosperous) than extra literary authors, whereas paving the way in which for writers reminiscent of Irving Wallace and Tom Clancy.

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The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait

By Daniel Mark Epstein

Drawing on revelatory interviews, a wealthy research oflyrics, and a lifelong research of 1 of the best songwriters of our time,Daniel Mark Epstein can provide a unique, nuanced, and insightful exam ofBob Dylan—the poet, the musician, and the fellow. Interweaving in-depthconversations with Dylan collaborators and contemporaries, together with Eric Andersen,Tom Paxton, Woody Guthrie’s daughter Nora Guthrie, Ramblin’Jack Elliott, Pete Seeger, Maria Muldaur, John P.Hammond, etc, Epstein crafts a bright and unforgettable portrait ofthe inimitable poet and performer. Readers of Christopher Ricks’ Dylan’s Visions of Sin, the Dylanautobiography, Chronicles, or Sean Wilentz’s Dylan inAmerica, in addition to fanatics enthralled via expository musician tales, such asKeith Richards’ Life and PattiSmith’s Just Kids, could be captivatedby Epstein’s unparalleled and incisive examine Bob Dylan, music’s mostineffable writer.

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By Daniel Mark Epstein

Drawing on revelatory interviews, a wealthy research oflyrics, and a lifelong research of 1 of the best songwriters of our time,Daniel Mark Epstein can provide a unique, nuanced, and insightful exam ofBob Dylan—the poet, the musician, and the fellow. Interweaving in-depthconversations with Dylan collaborators and contemporaries, together with Eric Andersen,Tom Paxton, Woody Guthrie’s daughter Nora Guthrie, Ramblin’Jack Elliott, Pete Seeger, Maria Muldaur, John P.Hammond, etc, Epstein crafts a bright and unforgettable portrait ofthe inimitable poet and performer. Readers of Christopher Ricks’ Dylan’s Visions of Sin, the Dylanautobiography, Chronicles, or Sean Wilentz’s Dylan inAmerica, in addition to fanatics enthralled via expository musician tales, such asKeith Richards’ Life and PattiSmith’s Just Kids, could be captivatedby Epstein’s unparalleled and incisive examine Bob Dylan, music’s mostineffable writer.

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Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love and Porn

By Tera Patrick

The world's number 1 porn superstar strips down approximately lifestyles, love, and every thing in among.

Tera Patrick wasn't consistently Tera Patrick. as soon as upon a time she used to be a gangly, teenaged bookworm named Linda Ann Hopkins, enthusiastic about serial killers and Marilyn Monroe and made up our minds to make males around the world in the future wish her. and she or he succeeded: this day she sits atop the porn global and runs her personal multimillion-dollar empire.

Sinner Takes All is a horny and deeply own memoir during which Tera bares all approximately baring all. Tera discusses leaving domestic as a young person to paintings as a global style version, wasting her virginity at age fourteen to a guy two times her age, operating as a nurse at a senior citizen's domestic, her on- and off-screen sexual escapades, and the emotional stumbling blocks that she's needed to triumph over, together with a strained dating together with her mom, deadbeat boyfriends, and a suicide try that ended in a stint in a locked-down psych ward.
a decent and bare examine a unique lifestyles, Sinner Takes All is a riveting memoir of the making of a latest intercourse goddess.

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By Tera Patrick

The world's number 1 porn superstar strips down approximately lifestyles, love, and every thing in among.

Tera Patrick wasn't consistently Tera Patrick. as soon as upon a time she used to be a gangly, teenaged bookworm named Linda Ann Hopkins, enthusiastic about serial killers and Marilyn Monroe and made up our minds to make males around the world in the future wish her. and she or he succeeded: this day she sits atop the porn global and runs her personal multimillion-dollar empire.

Sinner Takes All is a horny and deeply own memoir during which Tera bares all approximately baring all. Tera discusses leaving domestic as a young person to paintings as a global style version, wasting her virginity at age fourteen to a guy two times her age, operating as a nurse at a senior citizen's domestic, her on- and off-screen sexual escapades, and the emotional stumbling blocks that she's needed to triumph over, together with a strained dating together with her mom, deadbeat boyfriends, and a suicide try that ended in a stint in a locked-down psych ward.
a decent and bare examine a unique lifestyles, Sinner Takes All is a riveting memoir of the making of a latest intercourse goddess.

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Google Speaks: Secrets of the World's Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page

By Janet Lowe

Praise for Google Speaks

"It's no longer tough to determine that Google is an outstanding company....At Geico, we pay those men lots of cash for this and that key word."
Warren Buffett

"Google rocks. It raised my perceived IQ by means of approximately 20 points."
Wes Boyd, President of Moveon.Org

"Google is my speedy reaction learn assistant. it is the Swiss military knife of data retrieval."
Lloyd Grove, columnist, Portfolio.com

"Who's scared of Google? Everyone."
Wired magazine

"Writers of the prior had absinthe, whiskey or heroin. i've got Google."
Michael Chabon, writer of The outstanding Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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By Janet Lowe

Praise for Google Speaks

"It's no longer tough to determine that Google is an outstanding company....At Geico, we pay those men lots of cash for this and that key word."
Warren Buffett

"Google rocks. It raised my perceived IQ by means of approximately 20 points."
Wes Boyd, President of Moveon.Org

"Google is my speedy reaction learn assistant. it is the Swiss military knife of data retrieval."
Lloyd Grove, columnist, Portfolio.com

"Who's scared of Google? Everyone."
Wired magazine

"Writers of the prior had absinthe, whiskey or heroin. i've got Google."
Michael Chabon, writer of The outstanding Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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When Breath Becomes Air

By Paul Kalanithi

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely saw memoir reveals desire and wonder within the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic younger neurosurgeon makes an attempt to reply to the query What makes a existence worthy living?

At the age of thirty-six, at the verge of finishing a decade’s worthy of educating as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi used to be clinically determined with level IV lung melanoma. at some point he used to be a physician treating the loss of life, and the subsequent he used to be a sufferer suffering to dwell. And similar to that, the longer term he and his spouse had imagined evaporated. When Breath turns into Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve scientific scholar “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the query of what, provided that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and significant lifestyles” right into a neurosurgeon at Stanford operating within the mind, the main serious position for human identification, and eventually right into a sufferer and new father confronting his personal mortality.

What makes lifestyles worthy residing within the face of loss of life? What do you do while the longer term, not a ladder towards your ambitions in existence, flattens out right into a perpetual current? What does it suggest to have a baby, to nurture a brand new lifestyles as one other fades away? those are a number of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with during this profoundly relocating, exquisitely saw memoir.

Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, whereas engaged on this e-book, but his phrases survive as a advisor and a present to us all. “I started to discover that coming head to head with my very own mortality, in a feeling, had replaced not anything and everything,” he wrote. “Seven phrases from Samuel Beckett started to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t pass on. I’ll cross on.’” When Breath turns into Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming mirrored image at the problem of dealing with loss of life and at the dating among general practitioner and sufferer, from a super author who grew to become both.

Praise for When Breath turns into Air

“I be sure that completing this publication after which forgetting approximately it really is easily no longer an choice. . . . a part of this book’s great impression comes from the most obvious indisputable fact that its writer was once this type of really good polymath. And half comes from the best way he conveys what occurred to him—passionately operating and striving, deferring gratification, ready to stay, studying to die—so good. None of it truly is maudlin. not anything is exaggerated. As he wrote to a chum: ‘It’s simply tragic adequate and simply possible enough.’ And simply very important adequate to be unmissable.”—Janet Maslin, The big apple Times

“An emotional funding really worth making: a relocating and considerate memoir of kinfolk, drugs and literature. it truly is, regardless of its grim undertone, by accident inspiring.”The Washington Post

“Possesses the gravity and knowledge of an historic Greek tragedy . . . [Kalanithi] promises his chronicle in austere, appealing prose. The booklet brims with insightful reflections on mortality which are specifically poignant coming from a knowledgeable health practitioner acquainted with what lies ahead.”The Boston Globe

“Devastating and brilliant . . . [Kalanithi] is so likeable, so relatable, and so humble, that you just turn into immersed in his global and disregard the place it’s all heading.”USA Today

“It’s [Kalanithi’s] unsentimental process that makes When Breath turns into Air so original—and so devastating. . . . Its simply fault is that the ebook, like his existence, ends a lot too early.”Entertainment Weekly

“Split my head open with its beauty.”—Cheryl Strayed

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By Paul Kalanithi

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely saw memoir reveals desire and wonder within the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic younger neurosurgeon makes an attempt to reply to the query What makes a existence worthy living?

At the age of thirty-six, at the verge of finishing a decade’s worthy of educating as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi used to be clinically determined with level IV lung melanoma. at some point he used to be a physician treating the loss of life, and the subsequent he used to be a sufferer suffering to dwell. And similar to that, the longer term he and his spouse had imagined evaporated. When Breath turns into Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve scientific scholar “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the query of what, provided that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and significant lifestyles” right into a neurosurgeon at Stanford operating within the mind, the main serious position for human identification, and eventually right into a sufferer and new father confronting his personal mortality.

What makes lifestyles worthy residing within the face of loss of life? What do you do while the longer term, not a ladder towards your ambitions in existence, flattens out right into a perpetual current? What does it suggest to have a baby, to nurture a brand new lifestyles as one other fades away? those are a number of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with during this profoundly relocating, exquisitely saw memoir.

Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, whereas engaged on this e-book, but his phrases survive as a advisor and a present to us all. “I started to discover that coming head to head with my very own mortality, in a feeling, had replaced not anything and everything,” he wrote. “Seven phrases from Samuel Beckett started to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t pass on. I’ll cross on.’” When Breath turns into Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming mirrored image at the problem of dealing with loss of life and at the dating among general practitioner and sufferer, from a super author who grew to become both.

Praise for When Breath turns into Air

“I be sure that completing this publication after which forgetting approximately it really is easily no longer an choice. . . . a part of this book’s great impression comes from the most obvious indisputable fact that its writer was once this type of really good polymath. And half comes from the best way he conveys what occurred to him—passionately operating and striving, deferring gratification, ready to stay, studying to die—so good. None of it truly is maudlin. not anything is exaggerated. As he wrote to a chum: ‘It’s simply tragic adequate and simply possible enough.’ And simply very important adequate to be unmissable.”—Janet Maslin, The big apple Times

“An emotional funding really worth making: a relocating and considerate memoir of kinfolk, drugs and literature. it truly is, regardless of its grim undertone, by accident inspiring.”The Washington Post

“Possesses the gravity and knowledge of an historic Greek tragedy . . . [Kalanithi] promises his chronicle in austere, appealing prose. The booklet brims with insightful reflections on mortality which are specifically poignant coming from a knowledgeable health practitioner acquainted with what lies ahead.”The Boston Globe

“Devastating and brilliant . . . [Kalanithi] is so likeable, so relatable, and so humble, that you just turn into immersed in his global and disregard the place it’s all heading.”USA Today

“It’s [Kalanithi’s] unsentimental process that makes When Breath turns into Air so original—and so devastating. . . . Its simply fault is that the ebook, like his existence, ends a lot too early.”Entertainment Weekly

“Split my head open with its beauty.”—Cheryl Strayed

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The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records

By Ashley Kahn

The dynamic fifteen-year saga of the enduringly renowned jazz list label guided via mythical saxophonist John Coltrane.

Following the trail of its celebrity musician John Coltrane, Impulse documents lower an inventive swath during the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies with the politically charged avant-garde jazz that outlined the label's musical and religious id. The residence That Trane Built tells the tale of the label, balancing stories of person ardour, inventive imaginative and prescient, and advertisement motivation. Weaving jointly examine, dynamic album covers, consultation photos, and approximately 100 interviews with executives, newshounds, manufacturers, and musicians from Ray Charles and Alice Coltrane to Quincy Jones, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner, and others--this is the riveting story of an era-shaping jazz label within the age of rock. The thirty-eight Album Profiles--a veritable ebook inside a book--offer a consumer's advisor to the simplest and so much undying titles on Impulse. a hundred and twenty illustrations

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By Ashley Kahn

The dynamic fifteen-year saga of the enduringly renowned jazz list label guided via mythical saxophonist John Coltrane.

Following the trail of its celebrity musician John Coltrane, Impulse documents lower an inventive swath during the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies with the politically charged avant-garde jazz that outlined the label's musical and religious id. The residence That Trane Built tells the tale of the label, balancing stories of person ardour, inventive imaginative and prescient, and advertisement motivation. Weaving jointly examine, dynamic album covers, consultation photos, and approximately 100 interviews with executives, newshounds, manufacturers, and musicians from Ray Charles and Alice Coltrane to Quincy Jones, Pharoah Sanders, McCoy Tyner, and others--this is the riveting story of an era-shaping jazz label within the age of rock. The thirty-eight Album Profiles--a veritable ebook inside a book--offer a consumer's advisor to the simplest and so much undying titles on Impulse. a hundred and twenty illustrations

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Batista Unleashed

By Dave Batista, Jeremy Roberts

Humans around the globe comprehend Dave Batista as international Wrestling Entertainment's "the Animal," the rope-shaking, spine-busting international Heavyweight Champion, essentially the most renowned Superstars in fresh years.The crowd grew to become Batista from heel to babyface once they have been electrified through his remarkable body and actual wrestling style.Few fanatics, despite the fact that, comprehend that Batista did not sign up for the career until eventually he was once thirty years previous -- an age at which many wrestlers are wondering placing up their boots. Nor do so much fanatics be aware of the large toll the climb to the pinnacle has taken on Batista's own existence. whereas effectively staying clear of not easy medications and -- frequently -- liquor, he chanced on intercourse too tempting to resist."Women have been my drug of choice," the Animal confesses. That habit price him his marriage, destroying a courting that had helped him climb from poverty to the top of activities leisure in below years.Now, in "Batista Unleashed," the WWE star comes fresh in regards to the offerings he made and the devastating results that they had on his relations. He talks concerning the damage that stripped him of his name -- an harm he blames on Mark Henry's carelessness. whereas being sidelined fee Batista untold thousands of bucks in misplaced source of revenue, it additionally set the level for an immense comeback that cemented the Animal's acceptance as a real champion.Batista talks approximately growing to be up within the worst a part of Washington, D.C., the place 3 murders happened in his entrance backyard ahead of he used to be 9. He speaks lovingly approximately his mom -- a lesbian -- and the way challenging she labored to maintain the family members not only jointly yet alive. He talks candidly approximately his personal felony previous: a conviction on a drug cost and one other, on account that overturned, on attack. He speaks of his days as a bouncer and a lifeguard, and tells how bodybuilding can have kept his life.Once he made it to the WWE, Batista learned he wasn't fairly prepared for the large time. His occupation appeared headed for a fall until eventually healthy Finlay took him less than his wing. yet his actual schooling got here whilst he joined Evolution and rode with Triple H and Ric aptitude, of activities entertainment's all-time greats. Batista talks approximately what they taught him, and info a few of their wild occasions at the road.But the champ additionally unearths a kinder, gentler aspect. whereas his soft-spoken demeanour within the locker room has occasionally been misinterpreted as conceitedness, truthfully Batista's continually been a little bit shy and quiet. Emotional via nature, he unearths for the 1st time that the tears enthusiasts observed at "WrestleMania 21," while he received the realm Heavyweight Championship for the 1st time, have been very genuine. And he speaks movingly approximately his issues of his ex-wives and teen daughters, and the way it felt to develop into a grandfather.While his straight-shooting mouth has sometimes gotten him into hassle -- so much particularly in a behind the scenes disagreement with Undertaker after a few feedback approximately "SmackDown!" -- Batista is his personal cruelest critic. He explains his early obstacles as a wrestler and the paintings he has performed to beat them. Interspersing his memoir with debts from lifestyles at the highway, Batista lightens the narrative with a stunning humorousness. An Animal within the ring, he finds himself as a good or even humble guy in way of life.

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By Dave Batista, Jeremy Roberts

Humans around the globe comprehend Dave Batista as international Wrestling Entertainment's "the Animal," the rope-shaking, spine-busting international Heavyweight Champion, essentially the most renowned Superstars in fresh years.The crowd grew to become Batista from heel to babyface once they have been electrified through his remarkable body and actual wrestling style.Few fanatics, despite the fact that, comprehend that Batista did not sign up for the career until eventually he was once thirty years previous -- an age at which many wrestlers are wondering placing up their boots. Nor do so much fanatics be aware of the large toll the climb to the pinnacle has taken on Batista's own existence. whereas effectively staying clear of not easy medications and -- frequently -- liquor, he chanced on intercourse too tempting to resist."Women have been my drug of choice," the Animal confesses. That habit price him his marriage, destroying a courting that had helped him climb from poverty to the top of activities leisure in below years.Now, in "Batista Unleashed," the WWE star comes fresh in regards to the offerings he made and the devastating results that they had on his relations. He talks concerning the damage that stripped him of his name -- an harm he blames on Mark Henry's carelessness. whereas being sidelined fee Batista untold thousands of bucks in misplaced source of revenue, it additionally set the level for an immense comeback that cemented the Animal's acceptance as a real champion.Batista talks approximately growing to be up within the worst a part of Washington, D.C., the place 3 murders happened in his entrance backyard ahead of he used to be 9. He speaks lovingly approximately his mom -- a lesbian -- and the way challenging she labored to maintain the family members not only jointly yet alive. He talks candidly approximately his personal felony previous: a conviction on a drug cost and one other, on account that overturned, on attack. He speaks of his days as a bouncer and a lifeguard, and tells how bodybuilding can have kept his life.Once he made it to the WWE, Batista learned he wasn't fairly prepared for the large time. His occupation appeared headed for a fall until eventually healthy Finlay took him less than his wing. yet his actual schooling got here whilst he joined Evolution and rode with Triple H and Ric aptitude, of activities entertainment's all-time greats. Batista talks approximately what they taught him, and info a few of their wild occasions at the road.But the champ additionally unearths a kinder, gentler aspect. whereas his soft-spoken demeanour within the locker room has occasionally been misinterpreted as conceitedness, truthfully Batista's continually been a little bit shy and quiet. Emotional via nature, he unearths for the 1st time that the tears enthusiasts observed at "WrestleMania 21," while he received the realm Heavyweight Championship for the 1st time, have been very genuine. And he speaks movingly approximately his issues of his ex-wives and teen daughters, and the way it felt to develop into a grandfather.While his straight-shooting mouth has sometimes gotten him into hassle -- so much particularly in a behind the scenes disagreement with Undertaker after a few feedback approximately "SmackDown!" -- Batista is his personal cruelest critic. He explains his early obstacles as a wrestler and the paintings he has performed to beat them. Interspersing his memoir with debts from lifestyles at the highway, Batista lightens the narrative with a stunning humorousness. An Animal within the ring, he finds himself as a good or even humble guy in way of life.

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Steinbeck: A Life in Letters

By John Steinbeck

"Surely his best, plausibly his so much memorable, and . . . arguably his most sensible publication" —The big apple occasions e-book Review

For John Steinbeck, who hated the phone, letter-writing was once a practise for paintings and a ordinary approach for him to speak his ideas on humans he cherished and hated; on marriage, ladies, and kids; at the of the area; and on his development in studying his craft. starting with letters written in the course of Steinbeck's early years in California, and shutting with a 1968 be aware written in Sag Herbor, long island, Steinbeck: A existence in Letters finds the internal strategies and tough personality of this American writer as not anything else has and as not anything else ever will.

"The reader will observe as a lot in regards to the making of a author and the inventive approach, as he'll approximately Steinbeck. and that is a lot." —Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

"A worthwhile ebook of putting up with curiosity, this turns into an enormous a part of the Steinbeck canon." —The Wall road Journal

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By John Steinbeck

"Surely his best, plausibly his so much memorable, and . . . arguably his most sensible publication" —The big apple occasions e-book Review

For John Steinbeck, who hated the phone, letter-writing was once a practise for paintings and a ordinary approach for him to speak his ideas on humans he cherished and hated; on marriage, ladies, and kids; at the of the area; and on his development in studying his craft. starting with letters written in the course of Steinbeck's early years in California, and shutting with a 1968 be aware written in Sag Herbor, long island, Steinbeck: A existence in Letters finds the internal strategies and tough personality of this American writer as not anything else has and as not anything else ever will.

"The reader will observe as a lot in regards to the making of a author and the inventive approach, as he'll approximately Steinbeck. and that is a lot." —Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

"A worthwhile ebook of putting up with curiosity, this turns into an enormous a part of the Steinbeck canon." —The Wall road Journal

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One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey ',The Kid', Ungar, The World's Greatest Poker Player

By Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson

Now in paperback comes the first and authorized biography of Stuey Ungar, the best card participant of all time, who was once sponsored by means of the Mob in manhattan earlier than relocating to Las Vegas the place he gained the area sequence of Poker thrice, then died mysteriously in a seedy inn at the Vegas strip on the age of 45.

He used to be the Jim Morrison of the on line casino, a legend sooner than he used to be of felony age. Stuey Ungar, the son of a Jewish bookie on Manhattan's reduce East part, dropped out of highschool to develop into an underground card-table sensation, finally disposing of each most sensible gin-rummy participant at the East Coast. Bankrolled by way of the Genovese crime relatives, Stuey could quickly trip round the state looking for new rivals and opportunities—including poker. He may move directly to win the realm sequence of Poker a list thrice. after which his success started to run out.

One of a Kind is the startling story of a guy who received at his video game and misplaced keep watch over of his existence. no matter if tossing away his winnings on the racetrack or on a unmarried roll of the cube, Stuey was once infamous for playing each greenback in his pocket. although he had received an expected $30 million in his lifetime, Stuey had no checking account, now not even a house handle. He used to be came across useless in a Vegas motel—with $800 in money on his individual, the single cash he had left—at the age of forty-five.

An intimate, licensed biography—Nolan Dalla was once commissioned through Stuey in 1998 to pen his tale, leading to 1000's of hours of taped interviews and conversations—One of a Kind illuminates the darkish genius of 1 of poker's such a lot memorable figures.

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By Nolan Dalla, Peter Alson

Now in paperback comes the first and authorized biography of Stuey Ungar, the best card participant of all time, who was once sponsored by means of the Mob in manhattan earlier than relocating to Las Vegas the place he gained the area sequence of Poker thrice, then died mysteriously in a seedy inn at the Vegas strip on the age of 45.

He used to be the Jim Morrison of the on line casino, a legend sooner than he used to be of felony age. Stuey Ungar, the son of a Jewish bookie on Manhattan's reduce East part, dropped out of highschool to develop into an underground card-table sensation, finally disposing of each most sensible gin-rummy participant at the East Coast. Bankrolled by way of the Genovese crime relatives, Stuey could quickly trip round the state looking for new rivals and opportunities—including poker. He may move directly to win the realm sequence of Poker a list thrice. after which his success started to run out.

One of a Kind is the startling story of a guy who received at his video game and misplaced keep watch over of his existence. no matter if tossing away his winnings on the racetrack or on a unmarried roll of the cube, Stuey was once infamous for playing each greenback in his pocket. although he had received an expected $30 million in his lifetime, Stuey had no checking account, now not even a house handle. He used to be came across useless in a Vegas motel—with $800 in money on his individual, the single cash he had left—at the age of forty-five.

An intimate, licensed biography—Nolan Dalla was once commissioned through Stuey in 1998 to pen his tale, leading to 1000's of hours of taped interviews and conversations—One of a Kind illuminates the darkish genius of 1 of poker's such a lot memorable figures.

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American Women of Science since 1900 [2 volumes]

A entire exam of yank girls scientists around the sciences in the course of the twentieth century, delivering a wealthy old context for knowing their achievements and how they replaced the perform of science.

500 alphabetically equipped entries on American ladies scientists within the twentieth century, together with genetics pioneers Barbara McClintock and Rosalind Franklin, Scotchgard inventor Patsy Sherman, and developer of the be aware processor Evelyn Berezin.

50 short essays on girls in particular clinical disciplines, exploring how each one particular box handled gender issues

10 essays on sociocultural concerns, together with gender in well known technological know-how, ladies in medical schooling, balancing occupation and family)

Chronologies of significant ancient advancements, expert awards, and clinical "firsts"

Extensive bibliography of reference and different works brought up within the entries in addition to up to date bibliography of scholarly books, articles, and internet sites concerning particular matters in women's technological know-how schooling and employment

Indexes equipped by way of topic, key note, and clinical discipline

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A entire exam of yank girls scientists around the sciences in the course of the twentieth century, delivering a wealthy old context for knowing their achievements and how they replaced the perform of science.

500 alphabetically equipped entries on American ladies scientists within the twentieth century, together with genetics pioneers Barbara McClintock and Rosalind Franklin, Scotchgard inventor Patsy Sherman, and developer of the be aware processor Evelyn Berezin.

50 short essays on girls in particular clinical disciplines, exploring how each one particular box handled gender issues

10 essays on sociocultural concerns, together with gender in well known technological know-how, ladies in medical schooling, balancing occupation and family)

Chronologies of significant ancient advancements, expert awards, and clinical "firsts"

Extensive bibliography of reference and different works brought up within the entries in addition to up to date bibliography of scholarly books, articles, and internet sites concerning particular matters in women's technological know-how schooling and employment

Indexes equipped by way of topic, key note, and clinical discipline

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