Weary: King of the River [EPUB]
06 June 2016, 10:59
2010 | EPUB | 34.9MB
Thorough and noteworthy, this biography explores the life of Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop, an Australian surgeon who was held captive by the Japanese during World War II. With more than 150 images as well as never-before-published material about Dunlop’s betrayal of his captors, this comprehensive account examines the precarious moments Dunlop survived, including wartime starvation, disease, brutality, and near executions. Having selflessly worked to save lives in the notorious work and hospital camps along the Burma-Thailand railway, Dunlop, known for his courage and compassion, became an Australian legend.
Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins [EPUB]
05 June 2016, 02:26
2002 | EPUB | 4.05MB
From the admiralty to the miner's strike, from the Battle of Britain to the Nobel Prize, Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the World has ever seen. Roy Jenkins faithfully presents these events, while also managing to convey the contradictions and quirks in Churchill's character.
In depth analysis and brilliant historical research make this a magnificent one-volume biography of an extraordinary life. In some ways a companion piece to his excellent biography of Gladstone, Churchill is packed with insights that only a fellow politician could convey.
I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland [EPUB]
04 June 2016, 14:02
2016 | EPUB | 6.65MB
When Michelle Leon first saw Lori Barbero and Kat Bjelland perform at a party in Minneapolis, she "knew that was it, it was everything." She got herself a bass, taught herself to play--and before she knew it was playing at clubs and on stages around the Twin Cities, throughout the nation, and across the globe. Babes in Toyland burst on the punk rock scene in the late 1980s with their raw, powerful music and sharp, often haunting lyrics, influencing a generation of musicians to come.
In I Live Inside, Leon describes in vivid, lyrical prose her life with Babes in Toyland, set in counterpoint to her memories as a shy, awkward child growing up in the Minneapolis suburbs. Revealing her personal doubts and struggle to belong, she explores the ups and downs of life as a touring musician and with her bandmates. Leon's deeply emotional, sometimes volatile relationship with her beloved Joe comes to an abrupt and tragic end, further pushing her both inward and away from the world of rock and roll.
This gripping, moving story provides a peek inside the life of a musician and inside a young woman in search of herself.