Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis by Ian Kershaw Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4 MB Overview: As Nemesis opens, Adolf Hitler has achieved absolute power within Germany and triumphed in his first challenge to the European powers. Idolized by large segments of the population and firmly supported by the Nazi regime, Hitler is poised to subjugate Europe. Nine years later, his vaunted war machine destroyed, Allied forces sweeping across Germany, Hitler will end his life with a pistol shot to his head. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Byron’s Women by Alexander Larman Requirements: ePUB, PDF reader, 8 MB Overview: One was the mother who bore him; three were women who adored him; one was the sister he slept with; one was his abused and sodomized wife; one was his legitimate daughter; one was the fruit of his incest; another was his friend Shelley’s wife, who avoided his bed and invented science fiction instead.Nine women; one poet named George Gordon, Lord Byron – mad, bad and very very dangerous to know. The most flamboyant of the Romantics, he wrote literary bestsellers, he was a satirist of genius, he embodied the Romantic love of liberty (the Greeks revere him as a national hero), he was the prototype of the modern celebrity – and he treated women (and these women in particular) abominably. In BYRON’S WOMEN, Alex Larman tells their extraordinary, moving and often shocking stories. In so doing, he creates a scurrilous ‘anti-biography’ of one of England’s greatest poets, whose life he views – to deeply unflattering effect – through the prism of the nine damaged woman’s lives. Genre: Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs
Vice Presidents, 4th Edition by L. Edward Purcell Requirements: .PDF reader, 6.7mb Overview: Political and historical, Vice Presidents collects the life stories of every man that has held this office. Each expertly written biography addresses the state of the country at the time these men were in office and features: An analysis of prevailing political conditions The opposition The relationships between the vice president and presidents The political machinations of these men, some of whom gained the ultimate prize, presidency A full chronology of the political history of the United States from 1789 to 2000. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Romans of Mass Destruction: How the Vatican created and enabled some of history’s most monstrous serial killers. by Giovanni Cirucci (Author) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.38 MB | Version: Retail Overview: Author Giovanni “Johnny” Cirucci dissects history as no-one else can, making the astounding accusation that Rome has carefully created, enabled and sheltered some of history’s most sickening serial killers.
Volume I in a projected multi-volume set covers 54 A.D. to 1680 A.D. to include such notable murderers as “Bluebeard”, “Dracula”, Lucrezia Borgia and Bloody Mary Tudor plus several more you’ve never heard of but should have!
Be enraptured and shocked as Johnny exposes secrets only he would dare to dig into. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs Criminology
Farewell Speeches by Barack Obama, Michelle Obama Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.3 Mb Overview: The final speeches of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Both speeches were instant and moving landmarks, as well as stirring testaments to the time this inspiring and beloved couple spent in the White House. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
J. P. Morgan by The Editors of New Word City Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF reader, 3.4 MB Overview: There is no arguing J.P. Morgan’s monumental influence. As both the guardian of America’s financial sturdiness and a well-appointed exploiter of the system’s regulatory shortcomings, his actions raised questions that still resonate: What does it mean for Wall Street to be out of control? How best can government and business collaborate when it comes to buttressing a fragile economy? Should private enterprise be allowed to profit from government bailouts? By delving into Morgan’s attitudes and way of thinking we begin to understand the motivations and limitations of modern-day financial giants. Here, in this short-form book, are lessons that none of us can afford to ignore. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 0.98 MB Overview: A short yet fascinating account of Russia’s most celebrated writer.
In Robert Chandler’s exquisite biography, literary giant Alexander Pushkin, lauded as the Russian Shakespeare, is examined as writer, lover and public figure. Chandler explores his relationship to politics and provides a fascinating glimpse of the turbulent history Pushkin lived through. The book acts as a succinct guide to anybody trying to understand Russia’s most celebrated literary figure and also illuminates the wider historical and political context of early nineteenth-century Russia. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Writers
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Gordon-Reed Annette Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF reader, 3.6 Mb Overview: This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family’s dispersal after Jefferson’s death in 1826.
In the mid-1700s the English captain of a trading ship that made runs between England and the Virginia colony fathered a child by an enslaved woman living near Williamsburg. The woman, whose name is unknown and who is believed to have been born in Africa, was owned by the Eppeses, a prominent Virginia family. The captain, whose surname was Hemings, and the woman had a daughter. They named her Elizabeth. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Power Your Happy: Work Hard, Play Nice & Build Your Dream Life by Lisa Sugar Requirements: .ePUB reader, 11 Mb Overview: Lisa Sugar has an amazing job. She spends her days creating content about pop culture, must-have handbags and makeup, healthy recipes, and Instagram-worthy sweets. She manages an enormously successful, growing company with employees who love what they do. And her life is just as great at home. She and her husband have three daughters and she’s the number one soccer mom who loves reading bedtime stories every night.
How did she do it? By figuring out what her dream job was, taking risks, and believing in herself. And now she wants to motivate others to do the same. She wants to show them how to live colorful, interesting lives where every second counts. She’ll do so by sharing her personal and business story. Lisa knows that creating your dream job requires hard work, patience, and experience. She’ll give advice, in big and small ways, about exactly how to do that, from starting a company to ditching a relationship that isn’t working to becoming a fabulous boss. And with the great, accessible writing style that has made PopSugar such a hit, she’ll make it fun! Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Running the Table: The Legend of Kid Delicious, the Last Great American Pool Hustler by L. Jon Wertheim Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 3.53 MB Overview: From a popular senior writer for Sports Illustrated comes this high-stakes, boys-on-the-road story about the most unlikely of phenoms–a heavyset, bipolar, and endlessly charming pool hustler named Kid Delicious
In most sports the pinnacle is Wheaties-box notoriety. But in the world of pool, notoriety is the last thing a hustler desires. Such is the dilemma that faces one Danny Basavich, an affable, generously proportioned Jewish kid from Jersey, who flounders through high school until he discovers the one thing he excels at–the felt–and hits the road.
Running the Table spins the outrageous tale of Kid Delicious and his studly–if less talented–set-up man, Bristol Bob. Never was there a more entertaining or mismatched pair of sidekicks, as together they go underground into the flavorfully seamy world of pool to learn the art of the hustle and experience the highs and lows of life on the road. Their four-year odyssey takes them from Podunk pool halls to slick urban billiard rooms across America, as they manage one night to take down as much as $30,000, only to lose so much the next night that they lack gas money to get home. With every stop, the action gets hotter, the calls get closer, and Delicious’s prowess with a cue stick becomes known more and more widely. Ultimately, Delicious sheds his cover once and for all and becomes professional pool’s biggest sensation since Minnesota Fats. Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Sport > Pool