Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson

By Walter Isaacson

According to greater than 40 interviews with Steve Jobs carried out over years - in addition to interviews with greater than 100 family, acquaintances, adversaries, rivals, and co-workers - this can be the acclaimed, the world over bestselling biography of the final word icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the tale of the rollercoaster existence and searingly excessive character of inventive entrepreneur whose ardour for perfection and ferocious force revolutionized six industries: own desktops, lively movies,music, telephones, pill computing, and electronic publishing. even though Jobs cooperated with this booklet, he requested for no keep watch over over what used to be written, nor even the correct to learn it sooner than it used to be released. He placed not anything off limits. He inspired the folk he knew to talk in truth. And Jobs speaks candidly, occasionally brutally so, in regards to the humans he labored with and competed opposed to. His acquaintances, foes, and co-workers offer an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for keep watch over that formed his method of company and the cutting edge items that resulted

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Montgomery Clift: A Biography by Patricia Bosworth

By Patricia Bosworth

Bosworth's unforgettable portrait of 1 of Hollywood's such a lot magnetic, undying, and tragic stars—Montgomery Clift.

From the instant he leapt to stardom with the movies pink River and a spot within the solar, Montgomery Clift used to be acclaimed through critics and enjoyed through lovers. stylish, moody, and strikingly good-looking, he turned the most definitive actors of the Fifties, the 1st of Hollywood's "loner heroes," a bunch that comes with Marlon Brando and James Dean. during this affecting biography, Patricia Bosworth explores the advanced internal existence and needs of the popular actor. She strains a poignant trajectory: Clift's adolescence was once ruled via a controlling, class-obsessed mom who by no means left him on my own. He built passionate friendships with Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor despite his closeted homosexuality. Then his face used to be destroyed after a nerve-racking motor vehicle crash open air Taylor's residence. He endured to make motion pictures, however the lack of his attractiveness and next addictions eventually introduced the curtain down on his career.

Stunning and heartrending, Montgomery Clift is a amazing tribute to at least one of Hollywood's so much gifted—and tormented—actors.

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Opening the Dragon Gate by Chen Kaiguo, Zheng Shunchao

By Chen Kaiguo, Zheng Shunchao

Translated from the unique chinese language by means of Thomas Cleary

This approved biography of the modern Taoist professional Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the genuine tale of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, in addition to Taoist rules and secrets and techniques of internal transformation. The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is inheritor to a practice of esoteric wisdom and perform collected and subtle over 11 centuries. this can be the 1st English translation through famous author Thomas Cleary of the approved biography via longtime disciples of this dwelling grasp of the Dragon Gate department of the total fact institution of Taoism, which built-in Buddhism and Confucianism right into a finished new kind of Taoism.

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The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

By Jordan Belfort

Quickly to be an immense movie directed by way of Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio


By day he made hundreds of thousands of bucks a minute. through evening he spent it as speedy as he may possibly, on medicines, intercourse, and foreign globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 inn tab, to the spouse and children ready at domestic, and the fast-talking, hard-partying younger stockbrokers who known as him king and did his bidding, right here, in his personal inimitable phrases, is the tale of the ill-fated genius they known as . . .


In the Nineteen Nineties Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the infamous funding company Stratton Oakmont, turned the most notorious names in American finance: an excellent, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild trip out of the canyons of Wall road and right into a huge place of work on manhattan. Now, during this astonishing and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a narrative of greed, energy, and extra that not anyone might invent.

Reputedly the prototype for the movie Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont grew to become microcap making an investment right into a wickedly profitable online game as Belfort's hyped-up, coked-out agents browbeat consumers into inventory buys that have been absolute to earn obscene profits--for the home. yet an insatiable urge for food for debauchery, questionable strategies, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe fashion designer named Steve Madden could land Belfort on either side of the legislations and right into a harrowing darkness all his own.

From the stormy dating Belfort shared along with his model-wife as they ran a madcap loved ones that incorporated young ones, a full-time employees of 22, a couple of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere--even because the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them--to the unbridled hedonism of his place of work existence, this is the extreme tale of a standard man who went from hustling Italian ices at 16 to creating 1000s of thousands. till all of it got here crashing down . . .

Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street

"Raw and regularly hilarious."--The big apple Times

"A rollicking story of [Jordan Belfort's] upward thrust to riches as head of the notorious boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . facts that there are certainly moment acts in American lives."--Forbes

"A go among Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese's GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch."--The Sunday occasions (London)

"Entertaining as pulp fiction, actual as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read."--Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition.

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Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom by John Follain, Rita Cristofari

By John Follain, Rita Cristofari

Even though she is barely twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and persisted extra tragedy and terror than most folks adventure in an entire life. Born in a land ravaged by means of conflict, she was once robbed of her mom and dad once they have been murdered by means of Muslim fundamentalists. Devastated, she fled Kabul together with her grandmother and commenced a brand new lifestyles in exile in Pakistan. She joined the progressive organization of the ladies of Afghanistan (RAWA), a company that challenged the crushing edicts of the Taliban executive, and he or she took future into her personal palms, becoming a member of a deadly, clandestine struggle to save lots of her nation.

Direct and unsentimental, Zoya vividly brings to existence the realities of starting to be up in a Muslim tradition, the fear of dwelling in a perpetual warfare quarter, the discomfort of wasting these she has enjoyed, the horrors of a woman's lifestyles less than the Taliban, and the stumbled on therapeutic and transformation that lead her on a direction of resistance.

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Jorge Bergoglio Francisco: La vida, las ideas, las palabras by Andrea Tornielli

By Andrea Tornielli

Desde el primer momento como Papa electo, u obispo de Roma, apelativo que él mismo prefiere, el hasta hace poco cardenal Jorge Mario Bergoglio dio señales claras al mundo de los cambios que traerá su pontificado. l. a. misma elección del nombre de Francisco nos indica su prioridad por ser como Francisco de Asís, el santo que vivió en l. a. pobreza y que consagró su vida a los más desamparados.
Su manera directa y espontánea de romper el protocolo y acercarse a los angeles gente, su sencillez, hacen que toda l. a. sociedad tenga depositada una gran esperanza y confianza en esta nueva etapa que se inicia ahora.
A través de sus propias palabras, sus rules y los recuerdos más personales del papa Francisco, Andrea Tornielli, uno de los vaticanistas más prestigiosos en los angeles actualidad, nos presenta el retrato de este jesuita argentino que está llamado a ser el artífice de una importantísima transformación que, sin duda, cambiará el siglo XXI.

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Captain Francis Crozier: Last Man Standing? by Michael Smith

By Michael Smith

Irishman Francis Crozier used to be a big determine in nineteenth-century polar exploration. His voyages with Parry, Ross and Franklin lifted the veil from the frozen wastes of the Arctic and Antarctic, paving the best way for Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. The Antarctic cape named after him used to be immortalised in Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst trip on this planet. A failed romance drove him again to the ice one deadly final time with Franklin's North West Passage day trip in 1845. All 129 males perished. Crozier took command after Franklin's loss of life and led the brave conflict to outlive within the Arctic desert. within the sour life-or-death fight, which lasted for years, a few even resorted to cannibalism. yet, in accordance with legend, Crozier was once the final to die—the final guy status.

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Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie (Great by Barbara Goldsmith

By Barbara Goldsmith

Via family members interviews, diaries, letters, and workbooks that were sealed for over sixty years, Barbara Goldsmith finds the Marie Curie in the back of the myth—an all-too-human lady suffering to stability a extraordinary medical profession, a not easy family members, the unfairness of society, and her personal passionate nature. Obsessive Genius is a blinding portrait of Curie, her extraordinary medical good fortune, and the cost she paid for fame.The best-selling, "excellent . . . poignant—and scientifically lucid— portrait" (New York occasions publication Review) of the awesome Marie Curie.... "Never a lifeless second. . . . Goldsmith leads the reader via a wonderland of proof with simply the best combination of technological know-how and tale. finally, the secret of the nice Madame [Curie] continues to be, yet a deeper knowing of what she went via as a girl and a scientist shines as robust as her radium."—San Francisco Chronicle "Bestselling historian Goldsmith incisively chronicles [Curie's] intensely dramatic lifestyles. . . . Her strong portrait unearths a girl of serious ardour, genius, and ache who replaced the world."—Booklist, starred evaluation

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The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond by Ying-Ying Chang

By Ying-Ying Chang

The poignant tale of the lifestyles and demise of world-famous writer and historian Iris Chang, as informed by means of her mother.

Ying-Ying Chang was once born in China's wartime capital, Chungking, in 1940 and moved to Taiwan along with her mom and dad to flee from the Communists through the 1949 civil struggle. She grew up within the island and graduated from nationwide Taiwan collage in 1962. Ying-Ying got here to the U.S. for graduate stories and acquired her Ph. D. in organic Chemistry from Harvard college in 1967. She married Dr. Shau-Jin Chang, a Harvard physicist in 1964.

After years post-doctoral paintings at Princeton collage, Ying-Ying and her husband begun a educating and learn profession spanning for greater than 3 a long time on the collage of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1969 with Ying-Ying within the division of Microbiology and Shau-Jin in division of Physics. In 2002, they moved to San Jose, California after retiring from the collage and reside there ever since.

Their first baby, the overdue big name writer Iris Chang, was once born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1968. In 1997, Iris released her most sensible identified overseas bestseller "The Rape of Nanking, The Forgotten Holocaust of worldwide warfare II."

After Iris' premature loss of life in 2004, Ying-Ying and Shau-Jin have channeled their strength into the maintenance of the background of global conflict II in Asia. They co-founded the Iris Chang Memorial Fund in 2006 to honor their loved daughter.

In the earlier numerous years, Ying-Ying and Shau-Jin were invited through a variety of teams and enterprises in North the United States and China to talk and participate in actions on the topic of their daughter's paintings and the Sino-Japanese conflict history.

Ying-Ying and her husband love commute and climbing. "The girl Who couldn't disregard: Iris Chang sooner than and past The Rape of Nanking" is Ying-Ying's memoir in regards to the lifetime of her loved daughter.

sixteen pages of black & white pictures

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