Dust to Dust: A Memoir

By Benjamin Busch

Tim O’Brien meets Annie Dillard during this awesome memoir by means of debut writer Benjamin Busch. even more than a battle memoir, Dust to Dust brilliantly explores the passage via a lifetime—a relocating meditation on existence and dying, the adventures of youth and revelations of maturity. doubtless usual issues tackle a panoramic radiance while tested by means of this embellished Marine officer—veteran of 2 wrestle excursions in Iraq—actor at the hit HBO sequence The Wire, and son of acclaimed novelist Frederick Busch. in particular, Benjamin Busch is a very outstanding new literary expertise as evidenced via his exemplary debut, Dust to Dust—an unique, emotionally strong, and unusually clean tackle an American soldier’s story.

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Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

By Marilyn Monroe

Fragments is an event―an unforgettable ebook that might redefine one of many maximum icons of the 20th century and that, approximately fifty years after her loss of life, will definitively demonstrate Marilyn Monroe's humanity.

Marilyn's photograph is so common that we won't aid yet think we all know all there's to understand of her. each notice and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her severe presents as an actor have been occasionally eclipsed by means of her notoriety―and incidentally the digital camera fell helplessly in love with her.

Beyond the headlines―and the too-familiar tales of heartbreak and desolation―was a lady way more curious, looking, witty, and hopeful than the only the area received to grasp. Now, for the 1st time, readers can meet the personal Marilyn and comprehend her in a fashion we by no means have earlier than. Fragments is an unheard of number of written artifacts―notes to herself, letters, even poems―in Marilyn's personal handwriting, by no means ahead of released, in addition to infrequently noticeable intimate photos.

Jotted in notebooks, typed on paper, or written on lodge letterhead, those texts exhibit a girl who enjoyed deeply and strove to excellent her craft. They exhibit a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her research of her personal existence, but additionally playful, humorous, and impossibly captivating. the simple grace and misleading lightness that made her performances indelible emerge at the web page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her final appearances so affecting.

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Titanic: A Survivor’s Story

By Archibald Gracie

Two survivors' bills of the sinking of the Titanic. the data contained in Colonel Gracie's tale is accessible from no different resource. He offers information of the ultimate moments, together with names of passengers pulled from the sea and of these males who, in a panic, jumped into lifeboats as they have been being decreased. Walter Lord, writer of A evening to Remember, calls Gracie "an indefatigable detective." John Thayer used to be, like Gracie, one of many final to go away the send. His account, The Sinking of the S.S. Titanic, is meticulously targeted. The sinking of the Titanic was once, in his eyes, an emblem of the top of the realm that he knew, and the start of a daunting new era.

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Confessions of a Trauma Therapist: A Memoir of Healing and Transformation

By Mary K. Armstrong

Trauma therapist Mary okay. Armstrong embarks on an illuminating trip into her personal mystery prior and emerges with a renewed feel of non-public authenticity and pleasure in assisting others.
SYLVIA FRASER, writer of My Father's residence: A Memoir of Incest and Healing

a super, heartbreaking, and encouraging account of a kid's tragedy and a woman's power development towards gentle, wisdom, fact, and power. by no means has the human spirit shone via extra passionately.
JUDY STEED, writer of Our Little mystery: baby Sexual Abuse

To her shock, dismay, and finally reduction, Mary Armstrong, a therapist with over thirty years of expertise supporting humans heal from youth trauma, exposed her personal heritage of kid sexual abuse by the hands of her grandfather and father. As she tells her harrowing yet heroic story, she casts mild as by no means sooner than at the factor of repressed thoughts and the invisible wounds left by means of formative years trauma.

MARY ok. ARMSTRONG is considered one of Canada's so much finished trauma therapists. She earned her grasp of Social paintings measure from the varsity of Social paintings, collage of Toronto, and has informed widely within the recommendations of Focusing and EMDR. Mary lives in Toronto.

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Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy

By Andrew Cockburn

Donald Rumsfeld, who as secretary of security oversaw the military, army, air strength, and marines from 2001 to December 2006, is extensively blamed for the catastrophic country of America's involvement in Iraq. In his groundbreaking ebook Rumsfeld, Washington insider Andrew Cockburn info Rumsfeld's judgements within the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and likewise indicates how his political legacy stretches again many years and may achieve some distance into the long run.

hoping on assets that come with high-ranking officers within the Pentagon and the White condo, Rumsfeld is going some distance past prior bills to bare a guy ate up with the urge to dominate each human stumble upon, and whose competitive ambition has lengthy been matched by way of his lack of ability to exhibit actual management or settle for accountability for egregious blunders. Cockburn exposes Rumsfeld's early profession as an Illinois congressman, his upward push to prominence as an legit within the Nixon White condo, his cautious maneuvering to prevent the fallout of the Watergate scandal, and his skillful infighting as secretary of safety below President Ford. Cockburn additionally chronicles for the first actual time Rumsfeld's next tenure as CEO of G. D. Searle (and his committed efforts to get governmental popularity of the debatable synthetic sweetener aspartame) in addition to his attention-grabbing habit in mystery high-level govt nuclear struggle video games within the years he was once out of energy.

President George W. Bush's hasty elevation of Rumsfeld as his secretary of protection proved old, for it used to be the triumvirate of Bush, vp Dick Cheney, and Rumsfeld who plunged the USA into the disastrous quagmire of the battle in Iraq. Cockburn finds how Rumsfeld's conduct of intimidation, indecision, ignoring awkward realities, harmful micromanagement, and bureaucratic manipulation all helped doom America's army experience. The e-book demanding situations the concept that Rumsfeld was once an efficient supervisor pushed to remodel the yankee army, examines the explanations that Rumsfeld used to be faraway from workplace, and indicates how his moment appointment as secretary of safeguard displays a deep clash among President Bush and his father, former president George H. W. Bush.

Brimming with robust revelations, Rumsfeld is certain to grow to be the must-have piece of investigative journalism as the United States grapples with its tricky involvement in Iraq and the doubtful course the rustic faces today.

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By Mireya Navarro

Stepdog is the hilarious and heartwarming story of a lady who has ultimately met the guy of her dreams—and the puppy of her nightmares. 

Winner of the June 2015 Elle Readers Prize

Lots of canines consume footwear, chunk humans, damage furnishings . . . yet Eddie attempted to wreck a marriage.

After greater than 3 a long time of satisfied unmarried womanhood, Mia Navarro wasn’t particularly trying to switch her dating prestige. the assumption of being a step-anything to somebody was once overseas to her, whatever she by no means thought of. . . . till she fell in love with Jim and agreed to marry him. because it seems, the wedding is beautiful really good, the stepkids have been, good, general pre-teens, the elements in l. a. excellent. yet lifestyles isn't spotless. The spots belong to Jim’s mutt, Eddie. Possessive and jealous, Eddie behaves like Jim’s mistress—if a mistress may possibly bark and compete for house on his beloved’s lap. As time is going on, a full-on battle ensues. Mia slams the door in Eddie’s face, cordons off the home into puppy- and wife-territories, and leaves the again door open . . . through, er, twist of fate, in fact. She even attempts to go away Eddie at the back of in California whilst she and Jim without warning relocate to big apple.  But in any case, it’s transparent that now not even a spouse can come among guy and puppy. As Eddie a while, Mia softens, and as with every new kin suffering to combination, the 2 needs to make peace with one another. Ultimately, Stepdog is a effective tale approximately discovering love at an unforeseen level in lifestyles and the various unexpected obstacles—not simply of the four-legged variety—that can get within the means at the highway to fortunately ever after.

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The Breakaway

By Nicole Cooke

A retirement assertion from a activities megastar not often explanations a flicker, yet Nicole Cooke went out as she rode her motorbike: giving it her all. The distinction couldn't were better - as Lance Armstrong, a fraudster sponsored via many company sponsors and feted by way of presidents, was once approximately to convey a stage-managed confession to Oprah, so a shy, younger girl from a small village in Wales took aim.
She too were a bicycle owner, the one rider ever to became international and Olympic champion within the related yr, and the 1st British bike owner to were ranked global No.1, yet as a girl in a man's activity, her exploits won little attractiveness and taken no riches. She too had ridden via this darkish interval for the game while drug-taking used to be in every single place. Nicole Cooke spoke up if you had taken a really assorted route to Lance and his team-mates.
In her frank and outspoken autobiography, Cooke finds the true tale at the back of British cycling's upward push to worldwide dominance. With a child's desires of good fortune, she left domestic at 18 to pursue her ambitions in Italy. damaged contracts, unpaid wages, a horrendous damage and medicine cheats have been just a few of the demanding situations she confronted, even sooner than she covered as much as tackle her competitors. The Breakaway is a ebook that may not purely motivate all those that learn it, yet which additionally asks a few severe questions about the way in which society regards women's recreation.

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The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits

By Les Standiford

As uplifting because the story of Scrooge itself, this can be the tale of the way one author and one booklet revived the sign vacation of the Western world.

Just earlier than Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small booklet he was hoping might preserve his collectors at bay. His writer grew to become it down, so Dickens used what little cash he needed to placed out A Christmas Carol himself. He nervous it would be the top of his profession as a novelist.

The publication instantly brought on a sensation. And it breathed new lifestyles right into a vacation that had fallen into disfavor, undermined through lingering Puritanism and the chilly modernity of the commercial Revolution. It was once a harsh and dreary age, in determined want of non secular renewal, able to embody a publication that ended with advantages for one and all.

With heat, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us again to Victorian England, its so much liked storyteller, and the delivery of the Christmas we all know most sensible. The guy Who Invented Christmas is a wealthy and pleasurable learn for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Stripped Down: A Naked Memoir

By Stacey Keith

STRIPPED DOWN: a unadorned Memoir is a glance again at a surreal international saved rigorously hidden from public view. This chronicle of lifestyles within the dermis exchange follows the meteoric upward push of Stacey Keith, a woman scarcely out of her youth whose eye-popping resources release her from rainy T-shirt contests to the catwalks of Houston, strip bar capital of the area. nearly in a single day, she is chanced on via a well-known porn megastar, who Svengalis her onto the pages of Playboy, Penthouse, and dozens of alternative men’s magazines. whereas strutting her stuff onstage and around the kingdom, Stacey makes the fateful selection to move to Hollywood. She’s acquired every little thing a lady may wish: reputation, awareness, unending piles of cash...but no thought what awaits her. With net porn overtaking men’s magazines, everybody from her Mafia-boss street supervisor to her smarmy expertise agent pressures Stacey to do greater than simply flash her flesh. Uber-boob filmmaker Russ Meyer verbally abuses her; rocker Don Henley attempts to exploit her. but via all of it, from the warped misogyny of Playboy to the S&M dungeons of the Pacific Palisades, Stacey’s darkish, self-deprecating humor will depart you giggling, crying and rooting for her at each step of ways.

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