Download E-books Guantánamo Diary PDF

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi

The acclaimed nationwide bestseller, welcomed at the hide of the New York occasions booklet Review--the first and basically diary written through a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned on the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba considering that 2002. In these kinds of years, the U.S. hasn't ever charged him with a criminal offense. even if he used to be ordered published by way of a federal pass judgement on, the U.S. executive fought that call, and there's no signal that the U.S. plans to enable him go.

Three years into his captivity Slahi started a diary, recounting his lifestyles earlier than he disappeared into U.S. custody and way of life as a detainee. His diary isn't really in basic terms a shiny list of a miscarriage of justice, yet a deeply own memoir---terrifying, darkly funny, and strangely gracious. Guantánamo Diary is a rfile of colossal emotional strength and ancient significance.

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By Lynne Cox

The actual tale of a brilliant stumble upon among a teenaged lady and a toddler whale off the coast of California

 

It used to be the darkish of early morning; seventeen-year-old Lynne Cox used to be swimming her final part mile again to the pier after an extended work out whilst she grew to become acutely aware that anything used to be swimming together with her. the sea used to be charged with power as though a squall was once relocating in; no matter what it was once felt sufficiently big to be a white shark coursing underneath her physique. in reality, it was once a child grey whale. Lynne speedy discovered that if she swam again to the pier, the younger calf might persist with her to shore and die from collapsed lungs. however, if Lynne didn’t locate the mum whale, the newborn could be afflicted by dehydration and starve to loss of life. anything so enormous—the mom whale will be at the least fifty toes long—suddenly appeared very small within the giant Pacific Ocean. this can be the story—part secret, half magical tale—of what happened.

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Download E-books Le nom de son père PDF

By Stéphane Guibourgé

Vincent et Anna se rencontrent en 1986. Ils ont vingt ans, appartiennent à une génération, à une époque de bruit et de fureur, qui n’est pas faite pour eux. Ils s’aiment quelque temps et se séparent. Se retrouvent de loin en loin, d’années en années, ne cessent pas de s’aimer, à leur façon. 

Anna voyage, elle restaure des œuvres d’art, en différents endroits du monde, arrachant au silence los angeles beauté de peintures effacées, tandis que Vincent s’adonne à sa ardour, à sa raison de vivre, l’escalade ; il s’échappe toujours d’un monde qui l’étouffe. 

Un jour, Vincent disparaît. Se fait passer pour mort en montagne. Anna guette longtemps son retour, puis, alors qu’elle ne l’espère plus, elle voit resurgir par hasard cet homme qu’elle aime encore. Pourtant, respectant sa liberté, elle l’incitera à partir vers une quête insatiable et brutale, qui conduira Vincent sur los angeles hint de son père.

Il est temps pour Vincent d’affronter ses origines. Quel est cet homme venu travailler en France, qui l’a abandonné pour retourner dans son can pay ? Quels mots berbères lui murmurait-il ? L’histoire du Nom de son père est autant l’histoire de Vincent que celle de Mokhtar, ouvrier marocain exilé en France.

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Download E-books Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All PDF

By Dan Bongino

He swore to take a bullet for the President and left all of it in the back of to take a bullet for the yank humans;

Why may a winning, twelve-year mystery provider agent renounce his place within the best of his profession to run for political workplace opposed to the entire odds?

New York Times bestseller, Life contained in the Bubble is an intimate examine lifestyles contained in the presidential bubble, a haze of staffers, specialists, cronies, acolytes, bureaucrats and lobbyists that creates the trade fact during which enormous coverage judgements are made.

And it's the tale of a committed mystery carrier expert who, after years contained in the bubble, walked away in prefer of sounding a clarion name to the yank humans in safeguard of sane govt and the U.S. structure.

Finally, why the quick & livid scandal, the bombings in Boston and the terrorist assaults in Benghazi are harbingers of what s to come back with no daring swap in direction.

(Dan Bongino)

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Download E-books The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food PDF

By Judith Jones

From the mythical editor who assisted in shaping smooth cookbook publishing-one of the foodstuff world's so much fashionable figures-comes this evocative and encouraging memoir.

Living in Paris after global struggle II, Jones broke freed from bland American nutrition and reveled in daily French culinary delights. On returning to the States she released Julia kid's Mastering the artwork of French Cooking. the remaining is publishing and gastronomic heritage. a brand new international now spread out to Jones as she stumbled on, along with her husband Evan, the delights of yank nutrition, publishing many of the most suitable culinary luminaries of the 20 th century: from Julia baby, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher to Claudia Roden, Edna Lewis, and Lidia Bastianich. the following are also fifty of Jones's favourite recipes accumulated over a life of cooking-each with its personal tale and particular assistance. The 10th Muse is a fully captivating memoir through a lady who was once current on the construction of the yank meals revolution and performed a pivotal position in shaping it.

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Download E-books The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death PDF

By Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jeremy Leggatt

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby used to be the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the daddy of 2 younger childen, a 44-year-old guy identified and enjoyed for his wit, his sort, and his impassioned lifestyle. through the tip of the yr he used to be additionally the sufferer of a unprecedented form of stroke to the brainstem.  After 20 days in a coma, Bauby aroused from sleep right into a physique which had all yet stopped operating: in simple terms his left eye functioned, permitting him to work out and, via blinking it, to clarify that his brain used to be unimpaired. virtually miraculously, he was once quickly capable of show himself within the richest aspect: dictating a notice at a time, blinking to pick each one letter because the alphabet used to be recited to him slowly, over and over. within the related approach, he was once capable ultimately to compose this impressive book.

By turns wistful, mischievous, indignant, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his decision to reside as absolutely in his brain as he have been in a position to do in his physique. He explains the enjoyment, and deep unhappiness, of seeing his young ones and of listening to his elderly father's voice at the cellphone. In magical sequences, he imagines touring to different locations and occasions and of mendacity subsequent to the lady he loves. Fed basically intravenously, he imagines getting ready and tasting the entire style of delectable dishes. repeatedly he returns to an "inexhaustible reservoir of sensations," holding involved with himself and the lifestyles round him.

Jean-Dominique Bauby died days after the French ebook of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

This publication is an enduring testomony to his existence.

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Download E-books Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth PDF

By Jenny McCarthy

Oh, the fun of being pregnant! there is the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the consistent fear. after all, no girl is spared the discomforts and humiliations of being pregnant, yet such a lot are too well mannered to bitch or too embarrassed to discuss them. now not Jenny McCarthy! within the New York Times best-selling Belly Laughs, actress and new mom Jenny McCarthy unearths the bare fact in regards to the great joys, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go together with being pregnant. by no means shy, usually crude, and regularly laugh-out-loud humorous, McCarthy covers all of it within the grittiest of female friend element. From morning illness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, pregnant intercourse, and the torture and candy aid that's supply, Belly Laughs is must-read comedian reduction for somebody who's pregnant, who has ever been pregnant, is attempting to get pregnant, or, certainly, has ever been born!

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Download E-books Lucky: A Memoir PDF

By Alice Sebold

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold unearths how her existence used to be totally remodeled whilst, as an eighteen-year-old university freshman, she was once brutally raped and crushed in a park close to campus. What propels this chronicle of her restoration is Sebold's indomitable spirit-as she struggles for figuring out ("After telling the not easy evidence to somebody, from lover to pal, i've got replaced of their eyes"); as her dazed friends and family occasionally bungle their efforts to supply convenience and help; and as, eventually, she triumphs, handling via grit and accident to assist safe her attacker's arrest and conviction. In a story by means of turns traumatic, exciting, and encouraging, Alice Sebold illuminates the event of trauma sufferers whilst she imparts knowledge profoundly hard-won: "You store your self otherwise you stay unsaved."

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By Emily Spivack

New York Times Bestseller!

Everyone has a memoir in miniature in no less than one piece of garments. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has accumulated over sixty of those clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and proficient storytellers. First-person bills variety from the standard to the extreme, similar to artist Marina Abramovic at the boots she wore to stroll the good Wall of China; musician Rosanne money at the crimson blouse that belonged to her father; and dressmaker Cynthia Rowley at the woman Scout sash that knowledgeable her enterprise acumen. different participants comprise Greta Gerwig, Heidi Julavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and extra. by means of turns humorous, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories deals a revealing examine the garments that defend us, function a uniform, assert our identification, or deliver again the past—clothes which are encoded with the tales of our lives.

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