The Complete Persepolis [EPUB]

The Complete Persepolis [EPUB]
The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
2007 | EPUB | 73.08MB

Here, in one volume: Marjane Satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed memoir-in-comic-strips.

Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom--Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.

Angels Dance and Angels Die: The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison [EPUB]

Angels Dance and Angels Die: The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison [EPUB]
Angels Dance and Angels Die: The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison by Patricia Butler
2007 | EPUB | 6.89MB

Angels Dance and Angels Die is a tragic melodrama involving one of rocks greatest legends; sex, drugs, and rock n roll meet Romeo and Juliet. The book examines one of the most turbulent aspects of legendary Doors frontman Jim Morrisons life, his relationship with Pamela Coursin.

A self-proclaimed creation of Jim Morrison, Courson was a complex and compelling woman who lived several roles in her relationship with the Doors lead singer: groupie, muse, and wife, to name a few. Angels Dance examines the lives of Courson and Morrison before their fateful meeting in 1965; it chronicles their lives together until Morrisons death in 1971; and it describes Coursons life without Morrison, including her fight to gain the rights to his estate until her death from a heroin overdose on April 25, 1974.

Drama in the Bahamas: Muhammad Ali's Last Fight [EPUB]

Drama in the Bahamas: Muhammad Ali's Last Fight [EPUB]
Drama in the Bahamas: Muhammad Ali's Last Fight by Dave Hannigan
2016 | EPUB | 2.26MB

On December 11, 1981, Muhammad Ali slumped on a chair in the cramped, windowless locker room of a municipal baseball field outside Nassau. A phalanx of sportswriters had pushed and shoved their way into this tiny, breeze-blocked space. In this most unlikely of settings, they had come to record the last moments of the most storied of all boxing careers. They had come to intrude upon the grief.

“It’s over,” mumbled Ali. “It’s over.”

The show that had entertained and wowed from Zaire to Dublin, from Hamburg to Manila, finally ended its twenty-one-year run, the last performance not so much off-Broadway, more amateur theatre in the boondocks.

In Drama in the Bahamas, Dave Hannigan tells the occasionally poignant, often troubling, yet always entertaining story behind Ali’s last bout. Through interviews with many of those involved, he discovers exactly how and why, a few weeks short of his fortieth birthday, a seriously diminished Ali stepped through the ropes one more time to get beaten up by Trevor Berbick.

“Two billion people will be conscious of my fight,” said Ali, trotting out the old braggadocio about an event so lacking in luster that a cow bell was pressed in to service to signal the start and end of each round. How had it come to this? Why was he still boxing? Hannigan answers those questions and many more, offering a unique and telling glimpse into the most fascinating sportsman of the twentieth century in the last, strange days of his fistic life.

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