• George Washington: A Biography (Southern Biography Series) by John Richard Alden

    By John Richard Alden

    In George Washington, John R. Alden lines the interwoven histories of Washington and the state he helped to create, shield, and advisor towards the longer term. Alden recreates the most important occasions of Washington's own existence, together with his boyhood in rural Virginia, his early careers as a surveyor after which a soldier within the French and Indian struggle, and his staid yet enduring marriage. The middle of the biography is dedicated to Washington's management roles-his assumption of the put up of commander in leader of the Continental military, his half within the Constitutional conference, and his presidency. As Alden finds, Washington's greatness lay in his overall devotion to the reason for the yank country and in his knowledge as a pace-setter. "This is the easiest single-volume biography of Washington ever written. . . . [Alden] is really apt in his judgments, balanced in his presentation, and continually fascinating in his portrayal."-Library magazine (starred assessment) "Alden has drawn on his huge wisdom of the period to supply an easy, anecdotal, frequently full of life account of Washington and his times."-New York occasions e-book overview

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  • The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to by Lillian Lincoln Lambert

    By Lillian Lincoln Lambert

    The first black girl Harvard MBA tells the striking tale of the way she completed the yank dream

    Lillian Lincoln Lambert rose from humble beginnings as a terrible farm lady within the segregated South to turn into the 1st black girl to earn an MBA from Harvard company institution and, later, the founding father of a $20 million upkeep corporation with 1,200 staff. In The street to somewhere Better, she stocks an inspiring own trip that took her from dead-end jobs in big apple urban and Washington, D.C., to the ivory tower and the realm of entrepreneurship. as well as her personal labor and tenacity, she exhibits how her love of reading—instilled in her by means of her mother—spurred her to arrive her objectives. by means of sharing her inspiring lifestyles tale, she is helping others see that they, too, have the facility to dream great, act daring, and accomplish their goals.

    • Charts Lillian Lincoln Lambert's inspiring upward thrust from a bad, rural upbringing within the segregated South to luck as a barrier-breaking CEO and entrepreneur
    • Inspiring memoir of a groundbreaking enterprise pioneer who broke down racial, gender, and social limitations to accomplish unheard of success
    • Lillian Lincoln Lambert bought Harvard enterprise School's Alumni success Award in 2003 and has been featured on Good Morning America and in Time, the Washington Post, and Entrepreneur

    The highway to somewhere Better is a e-book you have to learn no matter if you are drawn to company, heritage, or an unforgettable tale of private triumph opposed to the odds.

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  • Billie Holiday: Wishing On The Moon by Donald Clarke

    By Donald Clarke

    Certainly no singer has been extra mythologized and extra misunderstood than Billie vacation, who helped to create a lot of the mystique herself along with her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. "Now, ultimately, we've a definitive biography," acknowledged Booklist of Donald Clarke's Billie Holiday, "by a deeply compassionate, respectful, and open-minded biographer [whose] portrait embraces each aspect of Holiday's paradoxical nature, from her fierceness to her vulnerability, her childlikeness to her innate beauty and remarkable strength." Clarke was once given unequalled entry to a treasure trove of interviews from the 1970s—interviews with those that knew woman Day from her early life within the streets and good-time homes of Baltimore in the course of the early days of luck in big apple and into the years of reputation, correct as much as her tragic decline and demise on the age of forty-four. Clarke makes use of those interviews to split truth from fiction and, within the phrases of the Seattle Times, "finally units us immediately. . .evoking her international in all its ache, triumph, strength and irony." Newsday referred to as this "a completely riveting account of vacation and her milieu." The New York Times raved that it "may be the main completely useful of the various books on Holiday," and Helen Oakley Dance in JazzTimes acknowledged, "We may still most likely need to wait decades for an additional lifetime of Billie vacation to supersede Donald Clarke's achievement."

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  • Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980, 10th by Charles Murray

    By Charles Murray

    This vintage e-book serves as a place to begin for any severe dialogue of welfare reform. Losing Ground argues that the bold social courses of the1960s and Seventies really made concerns worse for its intended beneficiaries, the negative and minorities. Charles Murray startled readers by way of recommending that we abolish welfare reform, yet his place introduced a debate culminating in President Clinton’s thought “to finish welfare as we all know it.”

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  • Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz by Nick Catalano

    By Nick Catalano

    Even though he died in a sad automobile coincidence at twenty-five, Clifford Brown is greatly one among an important figures within the heritage of jazz, a trumpet participant who ranks with Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis, and a number one impression on modern jazz musicians. Now, in Clifford Brown: The lifestyles and paintings of the mythical Jazz Trumpeter, Nick Catalano supplies us the 1st significant biography of this musical massive.
    in accordance with wide interviews with Clifford Brown's kinfolk, associates, and fellow jazz musicians, here's a attention-grabbing portrait of a awesome musician. Catalano depicts Brown's youth, displaying how he constructed a facility and miraculous procedure that few jazz gamers have ever equaled. We learn of his meteoric upward push in Philadelphia, the place he performed with a few of the top jazz gamers of the Fifties, together with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker; his travel of Europe with Lionel Hampton, which made him well-known; and his formation of the Brown-Roach Quintet with widespread drummer Max Roach--one of the preferred challenging bop combinations of the day. Catalano additionally indicates that Brown was once a striking individual--he grew up in a middle-class African-American domestic in Wilmington, Delaware, attended collage, used to be a talented mathematician, and had broad cultural pursuits. additionally, in an period whilst such a lot jazz avid gamers have been both alcoholics or addicts, Brown used to be clean-living and drug loose. certainly, he turned a job version for musicians who have been being affected by medications and had nice impression during this zone with one trendy colleague, tenor sax participant Sonny Rollins.
    Clifford Brown not just offers a colourful account of Brown's existence, but in addition positive factors an educated research of his significant recorded solos, highlighting Brown's originality and revealing why he is still a superb impact on trumpet gamers this present day. it's a e-book that any one with a major curiosity in jazz may want to personal.

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  • Congo Solo. Misadventures Two Degrees North by Emily Hahn

    By Emily Hahn

    A lady who lived lifestyles on her personal phrases, Hahn used to be an unknown and suffering author whilst Congo Solo used to be released. right here - restored to the shape she had meant - is Hahn's unforgettable narrative, a bright, provocative, and from time to time anxious first-hand account of the racism, brutality, sexism, and exploitation that have been daily life realities below Belgium's iron-fisted colonial rule. formerly, the few copies of Congo Solo in move have been the adulterated model, which the writer altered after strain from her writer and threats of litigation from the most character's kin. This variation makes on hand a misplaced treasure of women's go back and forth writing that shocks and impresses, whereas laying off invaluable gentle at the gender and race politics of the interval.

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  • Singing My Him Song by Malachy McCourt

    By Malachy McCourt

    Malachy McCourt, bestselling writer of A Monk Swimming, stocks the intense tale of the way he went from dwelling the headlong and heedless lifetime of a world-class under the influence of alcohol to turning into a sober, loving father and grandfather, nonetheless fortunately married after thirty-five years. Bawdy and humorous, bare and relocating, advised within the similar inimitable voice that left readers around the world thinking about what occurred subsequent in A Monk Swimming, making a song My Him track is "told with the frankness and honesty for which McCourt has turn into popular" (New York day-by-day News).

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  • The Empire of Cnut the Great: Conquest and the Consolidation by Timothy Bolton

    By Timothy Bolton

    The reign of King Cnut the nice (1016 1035) marks a pivotal aspect within the historical past of either England and Scandinavia, but his conquests and his consolidation of strength stay under-appreciated and infrequently studied. just about all latest scholarship has been geographically concentrated on both England or Scandinavia. notwithstanding, this examine, via a sequence of reviews of person points of his upward thrust to strength in these areas, seeks to surround his complete dominion, and forged new gentle on our realizing of the character of this political unit and modern figures conceptions of it. the result's a clean influence of a few points of Cnut s upward push to energy in addition to a brand new interpretation of this empire ."

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