Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most [Audiobook]
03 November 2018, 13:41
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hours and 22 minutes | 173.83MB
Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices. But what about more consequential decisions, the ones that affect our lives for years, or centuries, to come? Our most powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war.
Full of the beautifully crafted storytelling and novel insights that Steven Johnson's fans know to expect, Farsighted draws lessons from cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning and great works of literature. Everyone thinks we are living in an age of short attention spans, but we've actually learned a lot about making long-term decisions over the past few decades. Johnson makes a compelling case for a smarter and more deliberative decision-making approach. He argues that we choose better when we break out of the myopia of single-scale thinking and develop methods for considering all the factors involved.
There's no one-size-fits-all model for the important decisions that can alter the course of a life, an organisation or a civilisation. But Farsighted explains how we can approach these choices more effectively and how we can appreciate the subtle intelligence of choices that shaped our broader social history.
Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets To Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 11:43
2018 | EPUB | 11.66MB
How would you like to have the mind, body, and spirit of someone half your age, and add more years to your life? Or have people stare in disbelief when they discover how old you really are? How would you like to become...ageless?
You can. It's possible. And the proof is inside this very book. Becoming Ageless: The Four Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger Than Ever is the result of years of research into the science of longevity, written by a man who looks and feels eternal. He made it work, and it will work for you.
On this easy and effective plan, you'll:
- Lose stubborn belly fat and watch the pounds melt away.
- Enjoy amazing meals, workouts, and a sense of community.
- Look and feel noticeabley younger—for life!
Developed by media mogul Strauss Zelnick—founder of the private equity firm Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) and Chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.—the strategies contained inside are the same ones he used to evolve from a skinny business executive to "America's fittest CEO."
In Becoming Ageless, you'll discover:
- An easy and effective program for everyone that will help you flatten your gut and become healthier than you ever thought possible.
- Delicious, healthy, and easy-to-make recipes including hearty breakfasts, easy-to-make lunches, filling dinners, and even desserts.
- A full workout plan that will sculpt your body and help you prevent back pain and sleep better.
- A holistic mind/body approach that really works. Look and feel better than ever without deprivation dieting, counting calories—or ever feeling hungry!
With Becoming Ageless, you'll feel fitter, sharper, and more energized than ever before—with the body of someone half your age!
Foundations of Classical Oil Painting: How to Paint Realistic People, Landscapes and Still Life [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 11:41
2018 | EPUB | 72.06MB
Professional painting instructor Lea Colie Wight demystifies the formulaic process of oil painting into a simple approach to help you paint confidently and accurately in full color. Develop a core foundational skill set to develop your paintings and discover a signature way of working from life that can be applied to figure painting, portraits, landscapes and still life. Though the focus is on oils, the methods in this book can be applied to all painting mediums including as acrylic, pastel and watercolor.
- Informative lessons and simple exercises help to build confidence and lay the foundations for successful oil painting
- Learn a straightforward system for painting realistically with a focus on accurate color.
- 4 full-length step-by-step demonstrations show how to paint a figure, a portrait, a still life and a landscape
Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 11:40
2018 | EPUB | 69.72MB
Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes - the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah Jane Humphrey explains the techniques of the botanical artist but also introduces ideas for scientific illustration, so that the illustrator has a fuller understanding when rendering the natural world.
Detailed instruction on all aspects of illustration is given, from application and materials to research and field trips. There is practical advice on using monochrome and colour theory to bring your illustration to life. Illustrated with over 200 of the author's exquisite illustrations, it is an invaluable companion for both beginners and experienced artists, as well as a source of inspiration and joy. Beautifully illustrated with 429 colour illustrations including 200 of the author's own illustrations.
Cinemas against Doublethink: Ethical Encounters with the Lost Pasts of World History [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 11:39
2018 | EPUB | 1.77MB
When is it OK to lie about the past? If history is a story, then everyone knows that the 'official story' is told by the winners. No matter what we may know about how the past really happened, history is as it is recorded: this is what George Orwell called doublethink. But what happens to all the lost, forgotten, censored, and disappeared pasts of world history?
Cinema Against Doublethink uncovers how a world of cinemas acts as a giant archive of these lost pasts, a vast virtual store of the world’s memories. The most enchanting and disturbing films of recent years – Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives, Nostalgia for the Light, Even the Rain, The Act of Killing, Carancho, Lady Vengeance – create ethical encounters with these lost pasts, covering vast swathes of the planet and crossing huge eras of time. Analysed using the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze (the time-image) and Enrique Dussel (transmodern ethics), the multitudinous cinemas of the world are shown to speak out against doublethink, countering this biggest lie of all with their myriad 'false' versions of world history. Cinema, acting against doublethink, remains a powerful agent for reclaiming the truth of history for the 'post-truth' era.
The Origins of the First World War, 3rd Edition [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 11:38
2006 | EPUB | 1.98MB
James Joll's study is not simply another narrative, retracing the powder trail that was finally ignited at Sarajevo. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways in which historians have subsequently attempted to understand them. The importance of the theme, the breadth and sympathy of James Joll's scholarship, and the clarity of his exposition, have all contributed to the spectacular success of the book since its first appearance in 1984.
Revised by Gordon Martel, this new 3rd edition accommodates recent research and an expanded further reading section.
On the Resurrection of the Dead: A New Metaphysics of Afterlife for Christian Thought [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 11:37
2018 | EPUB | 2.0MB
Christian tradition has largely held three theological affirmations on the resurrection of the physical body. Firstly, that bodily resurrection is not a superfluous hope of afterlife. Secondly, there is immediate post-mortem existence in Paradise. Finally, there is numerical identity between pre-mortem and post-resurrection human beings. The same tradition also largely adheres to a robust doctrine of The Intermediate State, a paradisiacal disembodied state of existence following the biological death of a human being. This book argues that these positions are in fact internally inconsistent, and so a new theological model for life after death is required.
The opening arguments of the book aim to show that The Intermediate State actually undermines the necessity of bodily resurrection. Additionally, substance dualism, a principle The Intermediate State requires, is shown to be equally untenable in this context. In response to this, the metaphysics of the afterlife in Christian theology is re-evaluated, and after investigating physicalist and constitutionist replacements for substance dualist metaphysics, a new theory called "Eschatological Presentism" is put forward. This model combines a broadly Thomistic hylemorphic metaphysics with a novel theory of Time.
This is an innovative examination of the doctrine of life after death. It will, therefore, be of great interest to scholars of analytic theology and philosophy of religion.
The Velvet Revolution: Czechoslovakia, 1988-1991 [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 11:35
2018 | EPUB | 7.55MB
The vivid portratal of the "Velvet Revolution" describes the dramatic social and political changes that heralded the downfall of the Communist leadership in Czechoslavakia. Bernard Wheaton, one of the few Western observers in the country during the nonviolent change of government in November 1989, and Zdenek Kavan, himself a Czech, interweave firsthand description with interviews of student leaders, press accounts, and scholarly analysis of the historical antecedents of the revolution to bring the extraordinary events of 1989 to life.
The authors also trace the evolution of change in Czechoslovakia, weighing the importance of the May 1990 elections and assessing political and social prospects for the future. The narrative is enriched with political cartoons and photographs.
How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture: American Woodworker [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 06:36
2013 | EPUB | 120.92MB
Stylish, well-designed outdoor furniture is the crowning beauty of a charming property. Enjoy outdoor living to the fullest with these functional and decorative furniture projects for deck, patio, yard and garden. From Adirondack chairs, patio bars and picnic tables to showcase Victorian trellises and planters, the experts at American Woodworker provide complete plans and instructions for building great-looking pieces that will beautify your outdoor space. Expert advice on finishing and varnishing ensures that your durable wooden furniture will stand up to the elements for years to come.
How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture offers 23 do-it-yourself projects for both novice and experienced woodworkers. Superb step-by-step photographs and excellent working drawings help ensure success for both amateur and experienced builders. Each project takes from just a few hours to a weekend to complete, making this book an ideal resource for transforming your outdoor décor.
The Laws of Brand Storytelling: Win—and Keep—Your Customers’ Hearts and Minds [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 06:23
2018 | EPUB | 31.59MB
We have been sharing stories from the beginning of human civilization―for good reason. Stories captivate our attention and build communities by bringing ideas, emotions, and experiences to life in a memorable way. This is proving to be an increasingly potent strategy in the era of the connected digital consumer. With consumers more empowered than ever before, your brand isn’t what you say it is anymore, it is what consumers say it is. As a result, capturing customers’ hearts and minds today requires businesses to prioritize emotional connections with customers, to be in the moment, having authentic conversations, to share relevant, inspiring stories that move and motivate people to take action.
By following these laws:
- The Protagonist Laws: Know Who You Are
- The Strategy Laws: Understand Your Goals
- The Discovery Laws: Find Your Story
- The Story-Making Laws: Craft Your Story
- The Channel Laws: Share Your Story
- The Laws of Engagement: Engage with Your Communities
Packed with inspiring tips, strategies, and stories from two leading marketing innovators, The Laws of Brand Storytellingshows business leaders and marketing professionals the power storytelling has to positively impact and differentiate your business, attract new customers, and inspire new levels of brand advocacy. The authors lay down the law―literally―for readers through a compelling step-by-step process of defining who you are as a brand, setting a clear strategy, sourcing the best stories for your business, and crafting and delivering compelling narratives for maximum effect. Win your customers’ hearts and minds, and you win their business and their loyalty.
The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead: How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie [PDF]
03 November 2018, 06:23
2010 | PDF | 43.81MB
In The Filmmaker's Necronomicon, or book of the dead, award-winning director Danny Draven unlocks the crypt and shows you how to translate your idea into a successful movie that gives your audience nightmares. Budget need not be a limitation: the real-world advice and experience from the author--plus a host of horror directors, producers, writers, cast, and crew--offer a variety of tips, short-cuts, and ideas for producing a quality movie on the cheap.
It all starts with the story. You'll learn the storytelling elements that make a horror movie truly frightening to the audience, then master the process of making a horror film from concept to completion, avoiding the pitfalls along the way. This full-color, highly illustrated book also shows you the production techniques that add to the chill factor, including camera techniques, properly showcasing your star (the monster), creating atmosphere through music, adding tension through editing, and more.
Distribution and marketing are covered in depth, so you can get your movie out there once you've made it.
When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11: Or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:59
2018 | EPUB | 24.71MB
There are deep and fascinating links between heavy metal and quantum physics. No, really!
While teaching at the University of Nottingham, physicist Philip Moriarty noticed something odd, a surprising number of his students were heavily into metal music. Colleagues, too: a Venn diagram of physicists and metal fans would show a shocking amount of overlap.
What's more, it turns out that heavy metal music is uniquely well-suited to explaining quantum principles.
In When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to Eleven, Moriarty explains the mysteries of the universe's inner workings via drum beats and feedback: You'll discover how the Heisenberg uncertainty principle comes into play with every chugging guitar riff, what wave interference has to do with Iron Maiden, and why metalheads in mosh pits behave just like molecules in a gas.
If you're a metal fan trying to grasp the complexities of quantum physics, a quantum physicist baffled by heavy metal, or just someone who'd like to know how the fundamental science underpinning our world connects to rock music, this book will take you, in the words of Pantera, to “A New Level.”
For those who think quantum physics is too mind-bendingly complex to grasp, or too focused on the invisibly small to be relevant to our full-sized lives, this funny, fascinating book will show you that physics is all around us . . . and it rocks.
The Story of Crossrail [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:58
2018 | EPUB | 8.43MB
The story of an engineering marvel of the twenty-first century, from Britain's bestselling railway writer.
In autumn 2019, Europe's biggest infrastructure project – a state-of-the-art cross-London railway – will finally come to fruition. From Reading and Heathrow in the west, the Elizabeth line will extend to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, including 42 kilometres of new tunnels dug under central London.
Crossrail, first conceived just after the Second World War in the era of Attlee and Churchill, has cost more than £15bn and is expected to serve 200 million passengers annually. The author sets out the complex and highly political reasons for Crossrail's lengthy gestation, tracing the troubled progress of the concept from the rejection of the first Crossrail bill in the 1990s through the tortuous parliamentary processes that led to the passing of the Crossrail Act of 2008. He also recounts in detail the construction of this astonishing new railway, describing how immense tunnel boring machines cut through a subterranean world of rock and mud with unparalleled accuracy that ensured none of the buildings overhead were affected.
A shrewdly incisive observer of postwar transport policy, Wolmar pays due credit to the remarkable achievement of Crossrail, while analysing in clear-eyed fashion the many setbacks it encountered en route to completion.
Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:57
2018 | EPUB | 3.3MB
Smart, savvy answers to universal questions, from the highly popular The Economist Explains and Daily Chart blogs-a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated, and the downright curious.
Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down brings together the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why Swedes overpay their taxes, why America still allows child marriage, and what the link is between avocados and crime. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve.
The Economist Explains and its online sister, the Daily Chart, are the two most popular blogs on The Economist's website. Together, these online giants provide answers to the kinds of questions, quirky and serious, that may be puzzling anyone interested in the world around them. Want to know why exorcisms are on the rise in France or how porn consumption changed during a false alarm missile strike warning in Hawaii? We have the answers. They are sometimes surprising, often intriguing, and always enlightening.
CERN and the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:56
2018 | EPUB | 1.11MB
The Higgs boson is the rock star of fundamental particles, catapulting CERN, the laboratory where it was found, into the global spotlight. But what is it, why does it matter, and what exactly is CERN?
In the late 1940s, a handful of visionaries were working to steer Europe towards a more peaceful future through science, and CERN, the European particle physics laboratory, was duly born. James Gillies tells the gripping story of particle physics, from the original atomists of ancient Greece, through the people who made the crucial breakthroughs, to CERN itself, one of the most ambitious scientific undertakings of our time, and its eventual confirmation of the Higgs boson.
Weaving together the scientific and political stories of CERN's development, the book reveals how particle physics has evolved from being the realm of solitary genius to a global field of human endeavour, with CERN's Large Hadron Collider as its frontier research tool.
Power, Prime Ministers and the Press: The Battle for Truth on Parliament Hill [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:55
2018 | EPUB | 10.25MB
An intimate history of the journalists who covered Canadian history, and made some of their own.
The history of the press gallery is rich in anecdotes about the people on Parliament Hill who have covered 23 prime ministers and 42 elections in the past 150 years.
Mining the archives and his own interviews, Robert Lewis turns the spotlight on the watchers, including reporters who got too close to power and others who kept their distance.
The Riel Rebellion, the Pacific Scandal, two world wars, the Depression, women's liberation, Quebec separatism, and terrorism are all part of the sweeping background to this lively account of how the news gets made, manipulated, and, sometimes mangled. Since Watergate, press gallery coverage has become more confrontational — a fact, Lewis argues, that fails Canadian democracy.
In Defense of Science: Why Scientific Literacy Matters, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:54
2018 | EPUB | 12.09MB
In an era when many in the science community feel that science is under attack, In Defense of Science explains why ordinary citizens need to have an understanding of science, its methods, and its groundbreaking discoveries. The authors debunk several misconceptions of science and scientists, and advocate that science is an integral part of society and everyday life.
The book begins with an introduction to science and its basic concepts, including a brief and entertaining history of science and scientific discoveries, before taking on current views of science in society. It surveys the many sources of our ideas of science, including pop culture, classics of literature, news media, and political discourse. Much of the information from these sources tends to mislead, and the only way to guard against such misinformation is to become scientifically literate, and promote scientific literacy in society. The book therefore delves into the reasons that so many people do not understand basic scientific principles and do not keep up with scientific breakthroughs, and finishes by examining the current state of science education. It includes many resources for further reading, and is presented in an engaging and entertaining way.
Making Kimono and Japanese Clothes [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:53
2018 | EPUB | 112.86MB
A practical and inspirational book for dressmakers, quilters and embroiderers who have long coveted the style of Japanese clothes, in particular the kimono. Expert dressmaker and quilter Jenni Dobson takes you through the techniques for making Japanese clothes with simple step-by-step processes, but goes further, covering details on Japanese design and the various techniques for embellishing Japanese clothes.
Colourfully illustrated with images of finished garments as well as practical diagrams and patterns for dressmaking, the author has deliberately made all the garments accessible even for those with limited experience of dressmaking, but there are plenty of ideas to inspire those more accomplished readers.
Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:52
2018 | EPUB | 22.27MB
Major John L. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important part of the overall Vietnam tragedy” (The New York Times).
Before there were Navy SEALs, there was SOG. Short for “Studies and Operations Group,” it was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the most highly decorated unit in the war. Although their chief mission was disrupting the main North Vietnamese supply route into South Vietnam, SOG commandos also rescued downed helicopter pilots and fellow soldiers, and infiltrated deep into Laos and Cambodia to identify bombing targets, conduct ambushes, mine roads, and capture North Vietnamese soldiers for intelligence purposes.
Always outnumbered, they matched wits in the most dangerous environments with an unrelenting foe that hunted them with trackers and dogs. Ten entire teams disappeared and another fourteen were annihilated. This is the dramatic, page-turning true story of that team’s dedication, sacrifice, and constant fight for survival. In the “gripping” (Publishers Weekly) Secret Commandos, John Plaster vividly describes these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country—and for each other.
Alabama and the Civil War: A History & Guide [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:51
2018 | EPUB | 4.79MB
An examination of the influence of the “Heart of Dixie” on the War Between the States—the key players, places, and politics.
Alabama’s role in the Civil War cannot be understated. Union raids into northern Alabama, the huge manufacturing infrastructure in central Alabama and the Battle of Mobile Bay all played significant parts. A number of important Civil War figures also called Alabama home. Maj. General Joseph Wheeler was one of the most remarkable Confederate cavalry commanders in the west. John the Gallant Pelham earned the nickname for his bravery during the Battle of Fredericksburg. John Semmes commanded two of the most famous commerce raiders of the war—the CSS Sumter and the CSS Alabama. Author Robert C. Jones examines the people and places in Alabama that shaped the Civil War.
Absolute Yoga [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:49
2018 | EPUB | 12.18MB
People have been searching for the best way to improve all aspects of their life: physical, mental, relationship, self-development & spiritual wellness.
We live in a hectic world and everything requires attention. Minus the time we spend on work and our family, we have so little time to do focus on what’s most important in our life.
People are struggling to keep up with everything going on in life at once. So they have to sacrifice one aspect of their life to make time to improve at the other.
This ebook will show you the secret to achieve optimum health, mindfulness and spiritual enlightenment that was practiced since 5,000 years ago.
- 5 reasons why you want to practice yoga now
- Interesting scientific research findings on yoga that will blow your mind
- The 7 spiritual laws of yoga to achieve spiritual consciousness
- How yoga can help you take greater control of your thoughts, feelings, and life in general
- Develop the ultimate strength & flexibility of a gymnast with yoga
- Do you think yoga is too ‘girlie’? check this out (chapter 4)
- Do you need to be flexible before you can do yoga? answer in (chapter 4)
- Unleash your mental superpowers with yoga practice
- How yoga can help you with weight-loss and maintain a healthy heart
- 9 types of yoga for you to choose from (with different benefits and different levels)
- How practicing yoga will strengthen your immune system (scientific research-backed proof!)
- Specific yoga poses for decreasing inflammation, release common cold and bronchial congestion (chapter 7)
- 9 easy yoga poses for you to get started
- 7 healthy benefits of meditation
- How to meditate mindfully with yoga
Knots You Need to Know: Easy-to-Follow Guide to the 30 Most Useful Knots [EPUB]
03 November 2018, 04:49
2011 | EPUB | 15.7MB
Learn the ropes to tying the best seaman knots, from basic to fancy rope work. A wonderfully illustrated guide to knot tying. Clear step-by-step instructions will help the reader learn how to tie all the essential boating knots.
Beastie Boys Book [Audiobook]
03 November 2018, 04:47
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hours and 41 minutes | 346.0MB
A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself.
Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.
With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir, featuring a collection of voices reminiscent of your favorite mixtape.
Photo Credit 1987 Lynn Goldsmith
Audiobook cast Includes:
- Steve Buscemi
- Ada Calhoun
- Bobby Cannavale
- Exene Cervenka
- Roy Choi
- Jarvis Cocker
- Elvis Costello
- Chuck D
- Nadia Dajani
- Michael Diamond
- Snoop Dogg
- Will Ferrell
- Crosby Fitzgerald
- Randy Gardner
- Kim Gordon
- Josh Hamilton
- Adam Horovitz
- LL Cool J
- Spike Jonze
- Pat Kiernan
- Talib Kweli
- Dave Macklovitch
- Rachel Maddow
- Tim Meadows
- Bette Midler
- Mix Master Mike
- Yoshimi O
- Rosie Perez
- Amy Poehler
- Kelly Reichardt
- John C. Reilly
- Ian Rogers
- Maya Rudolph
- Rev Run
- Luc Sante
- Kate Schellenbach
- MC Serch
- Chloe Sevigny
- Jon Stewart
- Ben Stiller
- Wanda Sykes
- Jeff Tweedy
- Philippe Zdar
I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche [Audiobook]
03 November 2018, 04:41
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 17 hours and 20 minutes | 477.54MB
A groundbreaking and hypnotic biography of philosophy's greatest iconoclast.
Friedrich Nietzsche's work blasted the foundation of Western thinking. The death of God, the Übermensch and the slave morality permeate our culture, high and low, and yet he is one of history's most misunderstood philosophers.
Nietzsche himself thought that all philosophy was autobiographical, and in this myth-shattering book Sue Prideaux brings listeners into the world of a brilliant, eccentric and deeply troubled man, illuminating the events and people that shaped his life and work.
From his placid, devoutly Christian upbringing, overshadowed by the mysterious death of his father, through his lonely philosophising on high mountains, to the horror and pathos of his final descent into madness, Prideaux explores Nietzsche's intellectual, emotional and spiritual life with insight and sensitivity.
The audiobook is studded with unforgettable portraits of the people who were most important to him, including Richard and Cosima Wagner, Lou Salomé - the femme fatale who broke his heart - and his rabidly nationalist and anti-Semitic sister Elizabeth, who betrayed him by manipulating his texts and putting them to infinite misuse at the hands of the Nazis. Today, Nietzsche's ideas continue to be adopted by both the left and the right. I Am Dynamite! is the essential biography for anyone seeking to understand the philosopher who foresaw - and sought solutions to - our own troubled times.