God and Sea Power: The Influence of Religion on Alfred Thayer Maha

By Suzanne Geissler

Gallons of ink were used examining Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan's ideas, his naval theories, and his contribution to sea energy.
One important point of his existence, although, has been missed or misunderstood by means of many students: his spiritual faith.
Mahan used to be a professing Christian who took his religion with the maximum seriousness, and hence, his worldview used to be inherently Christian. He wrote and spoke generally on non secular matters, some extent often missed through many historians.
This is a basic mistake, for a deeper and extra exact knowing of Mahan as anyone and as a naval theorist could be received via a significant exam of his spiritual beliefs.

"God and Sea Power" is the 1st paintings to envision in an in depth and contextual method how Mahan's religion prompted his perspectives on battle, politics, and international kin.

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Living on the Edge: A Family's Journey to Self-Sufficiency

By F.J. Bohan

In terms of survival, one measurement certainly doesn't healthy all. that is precisely what writer F. J. Bohan came across while he and his kinfolk set out on a quest for self-sufficiency, a trip that has lasted greater than 17 years.

Living at the Edge describes why Bohan and his spouse made the choice to tug their 4 sons from public college within the East and trigger in a switched over university bus to the yankee Southwest. On a truly constrained price range, the Bohans all started their new lifestyles in a tent pitched in public campgrounds. once they can, they bought distant ranchland, on which they developed a country cabin from the floor up that grew as they can have enough money so as to add on. additionally, they homeschooled the men so good that every one 4 acquired scholarships to the universities in their selection. On their trip, the Bohans realized much approximately dwelling off the land and stale the grid, quite often via trial and blunder. during this ebook, the writer graciously stocks worthy classes at the following:

  • Keeping a spouse, 4 boys, canines, and cats satisfied in a tent for 18 months
  • Creating strength for a tent or cabin via a mixture of sun panels, vehicle batteries, turbines, and oil
  • Heating and cooking on wooden stoves
  • Finding inventive how you can make money in an insular, impoverished rural area
  • Securing adequate water within the wasteland for a relatives of six, plus animals, to reside on
  • Erecting fences—literal and figurative ones—for privateness and security
  • Raising chickens, goats, and geese for meals, whereas warding off bears, bobcats, skunks, and different nation critters

Relocating to the wilderness, dwelling in a tent, or homeschooling youngsters would possibly not entice you. but when you've ever considered dwelling off the grid or just changing into extra self-sufficient, this can be how one American kinfolk effectively did it . . . and located freedom alongside the way.

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All the Queen's Men: The World of Elizabeth I

By Peter Brimacombe

Opening with an outline of the reigns of the 1st 4 Tudor monarchs, the writer emphasizes simply how a lot England used to be short of a robust and charismatic ruler, fairly after the disastrous reign of "Bloody Mary." next chapters learn the make up of the royal court docket and the character of Elizabeth herself, displaying how her perilous route to the throne taught her a lot that was once to face her in strong stead as Queen.

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Christian Dior

By Richard Martin, Harold Koda

Released 50 years after Christian Dior's "New glance" of 1947, and accompanying an exhibition on the dress Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of artwork, manhattan, this publication provides a chronology of Dior's creations. they're drawn mainly from the gown Institute's collections, which come with an intensive list of the designer's success as famous via his big apple consumers of the Forties and Nineteen Fifties. one of the illustrations are extravagant night put on, stylish add-ons, and info of Dior tailoring, in addition to documentary pictures from the Dior documents, Paris. The textual content locations Dior's success within the cultural viewpoint of post-war renewal: the will for optimism, the go back to innocence, and the reclaiming of the pleasures of excellent garments and different sumptuary arts. reading the "New Look", the authors got down to show the abiding effect of Dior's formula of an icon for fashion's post-war renaissance.

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Searching for Dave Chappelle (Kindle Single)

By Jason Zinoman

In 2005, Dave Chappelle left express enterprise on the top of his reputation, giving up a small fortune and the most well liked new tv convey in lots of years. In so doing, he remodeled from being one of many maximum comics of his iteration into some of the most enigmatic ever. In trying to find Dave Chappelle, Jason Zinoman, the 1st comedy critic within the heritage of the hot York occasions, types throughout the myriad theories and examines what occurred to this singular artist.
Through broad reporting, this kindle unmarried tells a compelling narrative that takes readers backstage of Comedy relevant, the recent York comedy scene and community tv. this isn't only a tale approximately Dave Chappelle, but in addition approximately race, repute and the usually blurry dating among photo and fact. Chappelle’s popularity has purely grown through the years and he is still the most influential and fashionable comedians alive. simply as he tip-toes again into the highlight with a high-profile nationwide journey, this booklet gives you the fundamental research of his existence and paintings.

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Lee Marvin: Point Blank

By Dwayne Epstein

The first full-length, authoritative, and exact tale of the long-lasting actor's lifestyles to move past the Hollywood scandal-sheet reporting of past books, this account deals an appreciation for the guy and his appearing profession and the vintage movies he starred in, portray a portrait of someone who took nice dangers in his appearing and occupation. even though Lee Marvin is better identified for his icy difficult man roles—such as his chilling titular villain in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or the paternal but brutally sensible platoon chief in The giant purple One—very little is understood of his own existence; his family members historical past; his studies in WWII; his dating together with his father, kin, neighbors, other halves; and his ongoing battles with alcoholism, rage, and melancholy, occasioned via his postwar PTSD. Now, after years of getting to know and compiling interviews with kinfolk, acquaintances, and associates; infrequent images; and illustrative fabric, Hollywood author Dwayne Epstein presents an entire figuring out and appreciation of this performing titan’s position within the Hollywood pantheon regardless of his very genuine and human struggles.

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The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King

By Rich Cohen

Named a most sensible ebook of the yr by means of the San Francisco Chronicle and The Times-Picayune

The attention-grabbing untold story of Samuel Zemurray, the self-made banana rich person who went from penniless roadside banana peddler to kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary

The attention-grabbing, untold story of Samuel Zemurray, the self-made banana magnate who went from penniless roadside banana peddler to kingmaker and capitalist progressive
When Samuel Zemurray arrived in the United States in 1891, he was once tall, gangly, and penniless. while he died within the grandest residence in New Orleans sixty-nine years later, he was once one of the richest, strongest males on this planet. operating his means up from a roadside fruit peddler to conquering the United Fruit corporation, Zemurray grew to become a logo of the simplest and worst of the U.S.: facts that the USA is the land of chance, but in addition a vintage instance of the company pirate who treats overseas countries because the backdrop for his adventures.

Zemurray lived one of many nice untold tales of the final hundred years. beginning with not anything yet a cart of freckled bananas, he equipped a sprawling empire of banana cowboys, mercenary infantrymen, Honduran peasants, CIA brokers, and American statesmen. From hustling at the docks of latest Orleans to overthrowing primary American governments and precipitating the bloody thirty-six-year Guatemalan civil battle, the Banana guy lived a huge and occasionally dastardly existence. wealthy Cohen's wonderful ancient profile The Fish That Ate the Whale unveils Zemurray as a hidden strength dealer, pushed by way of an indomitable will to succeed.

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Abraham Lincoln: A Biography

By Lord Charnwood

No different narrative account of Abraham Lincoln's lifestyles has encouraged such common and lasting acclaim as Charnwood's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. Written through a local of britain and initially released in 1916, the biography is a unprecedented combination of lovely prose and profound old perception. Charnwood's research of Lincoln's statesmanship brought generations of american citizens to the existence and politics of Lincoln and the author's observations are so complete and well-supported that any severe examine of Lincoln needs to reply to his conclusions.

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Che Guevara: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

By Richard L. Harris

This concise biography of the area recognized progressive Che Guevara offers the main updated and entire account on hand of his impressive lifestyles, tragic dying, and enduring political legacy.

• A map of Che Guevara's innovative operations

• images

• An updated annotated bibliography of the foremost print and digital resources of knowledge on Che Guevara

• A timeline of key events

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Gift from the Sea

By Anne Morrow Lindbergh

During this inimitable, loved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh stocks her meditations on early life and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down in the course of a short holiday by means of the ocean. Drawing idea from the shells at the shore, Lindbergh’s musings at the form of a woman’s lifestyles deliver new realizing to either women and men at any degree of existence. A mom of 5, an acclaimed author and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye at the trappings of modernity that threaten to weigh down us: the time-saving instruments that complicate instead of simplify, the a number of commitments that take us from our households. And via recording her suggestions in the course of a quick get away from daily calls for, she is helping readers discover a house for contemplation and creativity inside of their very own lives.

With nice knowledge and perception Lindbergh describes the moving shapes of relationships and marriage, offering a imaginative and prescient of existence because it is lived in an everlasting and evolving partnership. A groundbreaking, best-selling paintings while it used to be initially released in 1955, Gift from the Sea is still found through new generations of readers. With a brand new advent by means of Lindbergh’s daughter Reeve, this fiftieth-anniversary version will provide those people who are revisiting the ebook and people who are coming upon it for the 1st time clean perception into the lifetime of this outstanding woman.

The sea and the seashore are parts which have been woven all through Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s lifestyles. She spent her youth summers along with her relatives on a Maine island. After her marriage to Charles Lindbergh in 1929, she observed him on his survey flights round the North Atlantic to release the 1st transoceanic airways. The Lindberghs ultimately proven an everlasting domestic at the Connecticut coast, the place they lived quietly, wrote books and raised their family.

After the youngsters left domestic for lives in their personal, the Lindberghs traveled greatly to Africa and the Pacific for environmental examine. For numerous years they lived at the island of Maui in Hawaii, the place Charles Lindbergh died in 1974.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh spent her ultimate years in her Connecticut domestic, carrying on with her writing tasks and having fun with visits from her young children and grand-children. She died on February 7, 2001, on the age of ninety-four.

Reeve Lindbergh is the writer of many books for either adults and kids, together with the memoirs Under a Wing and No extra Words.

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