In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir

The gripping kinfolk dramaand never-before-told love storysurrounding the increase and fall of the past due Aldo Gucci, the guy liable for making the mythical style label the powerhouse it truly is at the present time, as instructed by means of his daughter.
 
Patricia Gucci was once born a mystery: the lovechild whose start may have spelled ruination for her father, Aldo Gucci. It used to be the early Nineteen Sixties, the halcyon days for Guccithe must-have model of Hollywood and royaltybut additionally a time while having a toddler out of wedlock used to be unlawful in Italy. Aldo could not have enough money a public scandal, nor may he withstand his emotions for Patricia’s mom, Bruna, the paramour he met while she labored within the first Gucci shop in Rome. to prevent controversy, he despatched Bruna to London after she turned pregnant, after which discretely whisked her again to Rome along with her child hidden from the Italian gurus, the media, and the Gucci family members.  
 
In the identify of Gucci charts the untold love tale of Patricia’s mom and dad, hoping on the author’s personal stories, a set of affection letters and interviews along with her mom, in addition to an archive of formerly unseen pictures. She interweaves her mom and dad' tempestuous narrative with that of her personal courting together with her father—from an remoted little woman who lived within the shadows for the simplest a part of a decade via her upward push as Gucci's spokesperson and Aldo's youngest protégé, to the instant whilst Aldo’s 3 sons have been avoided after betraying him in a infamous coup and Patricia—once thought of a accountable secret—was made his sole common inheritor. it really is an epic story of affection and loss, treason and loyalty, sweeping throughout Italy, England and the United States through the such a lot tumultuous interval of Gucci's sixty years as a kin company.

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Rita Moreno: A Memoir

By Rita Moreno

During this luminous memoir, Rita Moreno stocks her outstanding trip from a tender woman with easy beginnings in Puerto Rico  to Hollywood legend—and one of many few performers, and the single Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmys.

Born Rosita Dolores Alverio within the idyll of Puerto Rico, Moreno, at age 5, launched into a harrowing sea voyage along with her mom and wound up within the harsh barrios of the Bronx, the place she came upon dancing, making a song, and performing as how one can break out a tumultuous youth. Making her Broadway debut  by way of age thirteen—and relocating directly to Hollywood in its Golden Age quite a few years later—she labored along such stars as Gary Cooper,  Yul Brynner, and Ann Miller.

When chanced on via Louis B. Mayer of MGM, the wizard himself declared: “She feels like a Spanish Elizabeth Taylor.”  solid by way of Gene Kelly as Zelda Zanders in Singin’ within the Rain after which  directly to her Oscar-winning functionality in West part Story, she catapulted to fame—yet came across herself many times typecast because the “utility ethnic,” a job she came across nearly most unlikely to elude.

Here, for the 1st time, Rita displays on her struggles to wreck via Hollywood’s racial and sexual boundaries. She explores the wounded little lady in the back of the glamorous façade—and what it took to discover her position on the earth. She talks candidly approximately her dating with Elvis Presley, her encounters with  Howard Hughes, and the passionate romance with Marlon Brando that drove her to aim suicide. and she or he stocks the illusiveness of a  “perfect” marriage and the incomparable joys of motherhood.
Infused with Rita Moreno’s fast wit and deep perception, this memoir is the incredible portrait of a degree and display celebrity who longed to develop into who she relatively is—and triumphed.

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"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character

By Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton

The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

one of many maximum physicists of the 20th century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for experience and an unheard of skill to inform the tales of his existence. "What Do You Care What folks Think?" is Feynman’s final literary legacy, ready along with his buddy and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. between its many tales―some humorous, others intensely moving―we meet Feynman’s first spouse, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible secret as she lay loss of life in a health center mattress whereas he labored within sight at the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. we're additionally given a desirable narrative of the research of the distance shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the instant while Feynman printed the disaster’s reason via a chic test: shedding a hoop of rubber right into a glass of chilly water and pulling it out, misshapen.

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Growing Up (Signet)

By Russell Baker

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, so much tragical but comical photo of coming of age within the U.S.A. within the Depresson years and international conflict II that has ever been written."—Harrison Salisbury.

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Diario de un ministro

By Jose Bono Martinez

El diario del ministro de Defensa que cuenta lo que vivió, sin reparar en los galones de nadie.Cuando José Bono defendió a los militares antifranquistas de l. a. UMD en 1975 poco imaginaba que treinta años más tarde tendría el mando de los ejércitos de España, y como ministro de un gobierno socialista. De eso va este libro, de l intenso bienio que se inicia justo después de los atroces atentados del eleven de marzo de 2004 en Madrid, sobre los que el autor nos revela lo que opinaban, entonces, Felipe González—«Ha sido ETA»—y el periodista Pedro Jota: «Me inclino por Al Qaeda». Se estrena como titular de Defensa con una orden, l. a. retirada de las tropas españolas de Irak, que provoca un duro enfrentamiento con Bush y Donald Rumsfeld. En esa etapa hizo frente a los angeles investigación de una tragedia heredada, los angeles del Yakolev-42 y al mortal accidente del helicóptero Cougar.José Bono, que habla sin reservas, desvela en este libro aspectos clave de nuestra historia reciente, como las declaraciones de un magrebí a los angeles policía vasca amenazando, dos meses antes, del atentado en Atocha, o los angeles advertencia de los servicios secretos a Aznar del riesgo terrorista para España por meternos en l. a. guerra de Irak. Bono da cuenta de l. a. convicción en los angeles cúpula socialista de que Maragall iba a «buscarnos los angeles ruina» con el nuevo Estatuto catalán,...

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Love in a World of Sorrow: A Teenage Girl's Holocaust Memoirs

By Fanya Gottesfeld Heller

This ebook describes Holocaust fact as now we have by no means encountered it sooner than. From the unrelenting worry of loss of life and gnawing soreness of starvation, to the budding relationships of a youngster woman starting to be into womanhood in the course of the worst of all occasions, the writer withholds not anything. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller's refined depiction of her mom and dad wisdom that it was once a non-Jew's love for his or her daughter that had moved him to conceal them, and their embarrassment and supreme recognition of the location, lead us to ask yourself how we might have acted less than an identical situations as father, mom, or daughter. Love in a global of Sorrow positive factors Fanya's gripping story of survival and an up-to-date foreword and epilogue through the writer, reflecting greater than a decade of expertise bearing witness to the Holocaust earlier than countless numbers of audiences around the globe. at the studying checklist at Princeton college, the college of Connecticut, and Ben Gurion Univesity of the Negev, between others. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller's e-book is an integral academic device for educating destiny generations in regards to the human power for either solid and evil.

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The Longest Kill: The Story of Maverick 41, One of the World's Greatest Snipers

It takes a difficult mind-set to be a profitable sniper, so that it will dig in for days by yourself as you stay up for your aim, to stick calm on a battlefield in case you your self became the objective the enemy such a lot are looking to take out. Craig Harrison has what it takes and in November 2009 in Afghanistan, below extreme strain, he stored the lives of his comrades with the longest proven sniper kill - 2,475 meters.

In this unflinching autobiography, Craig catapults us into the warmth of the motion as he describes his lively provider within the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, and offers heart-stopping debts of his sniper ops as he fought for his lifestyles at the rooftops of Basra and the barren hills of Helmand province. Craig was once blown up by means of an IED in Afghanistan and left combating serious PTSD. After his identification was once printed within the press he additionally needed to focus on al Qaeda threats opposed to him and his kin. For Craig, the cost of heroism has been devastatingly high.

Powerful and compelling, The Longest Kill is a must-read for lovers of army memoirs.

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Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel

By Jason Padgett

The notable tale of a normal guy who was once reworked whilst a tense harm left him with a rare gift

No one sees the realm as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the tap in crystalline styles, numbers bring to mind specified geometric shapes, and complicated fractal styles emerge from the circulation of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden within the gadgets round us.

Yet Padgett wasn’t born this manner. Twelve years in the past, he had by no means made it prior pre-algebra. yet a violent mugging eternally altered the best way his mind works, giving him precise presents. His skill to appreciate math and physics skyrocketed, and he constructed the dazzling skill to attract the complicated geometric shapes he observed all over the place. His wonderful, mathematically detailed paintings illustrates his intuitive figuring out of advanced mathematics.

The first documented case of got savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, Padgett is a clinical wonder. Struck by way of Genius recounts how he overcame large setbacks and embraced his new brain. alongside the best way he fell in love, chanced on pleasure in numbers, and spent lots of time having his head tested. Like Born on a Blue Day and My Stroke of Insight, his singular tale unearths the wondrous capability of the human mind.

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Washington: A Life

By Ron Chernow


A gripping portrait of the 1st president of the us from the writer of Alexander Hamilton, the hot York instances bestselling biography that encouraged the musical.

Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow presents a richly nuanced portrait of the daddy of our country and the 1st president of the U.S.. With a breadth and intensity matched by way of no different one quantity biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative includes the reader via his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental military through the innovative struggle, his presiding over the Constitutional conference, and his outstanding functionality as America's first president. during this groundbreaking paintings, according to immense learn, Chernow shatters without end the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional determine and brings to brilliant existence a rushing, passionate guy of fiery critiques and lots of moods.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

“Truly wonderful… [a] well-researched, well-written and totally definitive biography” –Andrew Roberts, The Wall highway Journal

“Superb… the simplest, such a lot entire, and such a lot balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.” –Gordon S. wooden, The manhattan evaluation of Books

“A really gripping biography of George Washington... I can’t suggest it hugely enough—as historical past, as epic, and, no longer least, as leisure. It’s as luxuriantly satisfying as a kind of nice mammoth sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.”  –Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ruin Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new curiosity within the innovative struggle and the Founding Fathers. as well as Alexander Hamilton, the creation additionally beneficial properties George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and plenty of more.

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A Sense of Where You Are: Bill Bradley at Princeton

By John McPhee

When John McPhee met invoice Bradley, either have been before everything in their careers. A experience of the place You Are, McPhee's first ebook, is ready Bradley whilst he was once the simplest basketball participant Princeton had ever noticeable. McPhee delineates for the reader the learning and methods that made Bradley the intense athlete he used to be, and this a part of the booklet is a blueprint of superlative basketball. yet athletic prowess by myself wouldn't clarify Bradley's magnetism, that is within the caliber of the guy himself―his strength of mind, his rationality, and his feel of accountability. here's a portrait of Bradley as he used to be in collage, earlier than his time with the hot York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate―a tale that implies the considerable beginnings of his specialist careers in activity and politics.

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