John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him [EPUB]
16 April 2018, 12:03
2018 | EPUB | 13.95MB
And those five women are just the tip of the iceberg.
Before he shot the president of the United States and entered the annals of history as a killer, actor John Wilkes Booth had quite a way with women. There was the actress who cut his throat and almost killed him in a jealous rage. There was the prostitute who tried to kill herself because he abandoned her. There was the actress who would swear she witnessed him murdering Lincoln, even though she was thousands of miles away at the time. John Wilkes Booth was hungry for fame, touchy about politics, and a notorious womanizer. But this book isn't about John Wilkes Booth---not really. This book is about his women: women who were once notorious in their own right; women who were consumed by love, jealousy, strife, and heartbreak; women whose lives took wild turns before and after Lincoln's assassination; women whom have been condemned to the footnotes of history... until now.
Temple Grandin: The Stories I Tell My Friends [EPUB]
14 April 2018, 13:51
2018 | EPUB | 0.77MB
Temple Grandin is the most famous person with autism in the world. Whether you know her from the HBO movie, Temple Grandin, her decades of work in the meat and cattle industry, or her unmatched contribution to the autism world, surely you know a thing or two about Temple. Well, prepare to meet a whole new side of her in Temple Grandin: The Stories I Tell My Friends. Temple’s close friend and author, Anita Lesko, conducts personal and unique interviews that include chapters such as:
- Filming of the HBO Movie, Temple Grandin, with Clare Danes
- Crazy Funny Stuff and Childhood Memories
- Thrilling Events in Temple’s Life
- Work Hard to Succeed
- Temple’s Big Message
- And so much more!
In these pages, witness the moments that made her laugh (and cry!), meet those closest to her, and even take a glimpse into her seventieth birthday party. Discover Temple’s “big message” and her ideas about what makes the biggest difference for children with autism. Lesko has created a truly personal, unique look into the mind and life of Temple Grandin. This is a story you don’t want to miss.
No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money [EPUB]
12 April 2018, 15:54
2015 | EPUB | 5.85MB
The fascinating story of Winston Churchill's lifetime of tangled personal finances
Meticulously researched by a senior private banker now turned historian, No More Champagne reveals for the first time the full extent of the iconic British war leader's private struggle to maintain a way of life instilled by his upbringing and expected of his public position.
Lough uses Churchill's own most private records, many never researched before, to chronicle his family's chronic shortage of money, his own extravagance, and his recurring losses from gambling or trading in shares and currencies. Churchill tried to keep himself afloat by borrowing to the hilt, putting off bills, and writing "all over the place"; when all else failed, he had to ask family or friends to come to the rescue. Yet within five years of the war, he had taken advantage of his worldwide celebrity to transform his private fortunes with the same ruthlessness as he waged war, reaching 1945 with today's equivalent of £3 million in the bank. His lucrative war memoirs were still to come.
Throughout the story, Lough highlights the threads of risk, energy, persuasion, and sheer willpower to survive that link Churchill's private and public lives. He shows how constant money pressures often tempted him to short-circuit the ethical standards expected of public figures in his day before usually pulling back to put duty first-except where the taxman was involved.