In The Heart Of The Sea

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221570
Size: 10,19 MB
Format: PDF
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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

The Pony Express

Author: Simone Payment
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404201811
Size: 20,35 MB
Format: PDF
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Looks at the history of the Pony express mail delivery system, discussing why it was started, the beginning operations, and its final day of service.

Kid Carolina

Author: Heidi Schnakenberg
Editor: Center Street
ISBN: 1599952696
Size: 10,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Reynolds tobacco family was an American dynasty like the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Astors. R.J. "Dick" Reynolds Jr. was born into privilege and decadence, but his disastrous personal life eventually destroyed almost every relationship he cherished and stole his health at a relatively young age. Dick Reynolds was dubbed "Kid Carolina" when as a teenager, he ran away from home and stowed away as part of the crew on a freighter. For the rest of his life he'd turn to the sea, instead of his friends and family, for comfort. Dick disappeared for months at a time, leading the dual life of a business mogul and troubled soul, both of which became legendary. Despite his personal demons, Dick played a pivotal role in shaping twentieth-century America through his business savvy and politics. He developed Delta and Eastern Airlines, single handedly secured FDR's third term election, and served as mayor of Winston-Salem, where his tobacco fortune was built. Yet below the gilded surface lay a turbulent life of alcoholism, infidelity, and loneliness. His chaotic existence culminated in a surprise fourth marriage and was shortly followed by a strange death, the end of a life every bit as awe-inspiring as it was disturbing.

Emil Nolde Master Of Watercolour

Author: Emil Nolde
Size: 16,18 MB
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Emil Nolde (1867 – 1956) was a pioneering virtuoso of watercolour painting. He confidently applied colour on paper with a never-before seen intensity, in the process creating pictorial worlds whose abundance of light are still teeming with life today.Nolde's wife Jolanthe provided an eyewitness account of his working method: 'You would think that the material took on a life of its own,... it flowed from his hand.' This book features some 90 of the most beautiful watercolours from the treasures in the collection of the Nolde Foundation Seebüll, including over 30 masterpieces published here for the first time.

The Sufi Message Of Hazrat Inayat Khan The Sufi Teachings

Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 161310667X
Size: 12,64 MB
Format: PDF
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Rational Polemics

Author: Richard Todd Devens
ISBN: 9781432798802
Size: 16,82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rational Polemics: Tackling the Ethical Dilemmas of Life There's a whole host of beliefs that most people simply repeat without question. They are chanted so often as to have nearly lost all meaning, and are rarely challenged. Rational Polemics dares to expose the contradictions that are rife in many of these blindly accepted beliefs. The book endeavors to question all things - to expose the folly and hypocrisy of universally held beliefs, including accepted religious dogma. It is geared toward open-minded readers with the courage to challenge convention and political correctness to consider alternative viewpoints. Rational Polemics by Richard Devens presents a provocative, controversial, outrageous challenge to the ideas and values that most of the world merely accepts "on faith - ideas that, upon closer examination, make little sense. "I wrote this book to encourage people not to blindly accept what others believe just because it is 'politically correct' to do so, or just because the majority does," Devens says. "I encourage people to think for themselves, and to live by the courage of their convictions. I encourage people to have the integrity of living by their own moral code if, by rational thought and reflection, they are convinced they are right." Told through personal anecdotes, with tongue-in-cheek humor and refreshing candor, Rational Polemics is a breath of fresh air to anyone ready to consider the true nature of evil, the hypocrisies inherent in religion and other prickly debates. Rational Polemics opens readers' minds to new ideas about deep and often difficult topics, sans the sugarcoating.

Cult Of Boys

Author: Toyin Ibidapo
Editor: Te Neues Publishing Group
ISBN: 9783832795313
Size: 20,50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This spellbinding scrapbook is one artist's tribute to androgynous waifs and tomboy dreamers. A fashion photographer for clients like Dazed & Confused and Alexander McQueen, Toyin Ibidapo records her subjects over time in her own home. Each subject is a friend; model and artist collaborate in the creative process. The results are intimate and real. We watch these naive protagonists explore who they are--and who they might become. Although each picture is carefully composed, the mood is far from contrived. The results: delicate portraits that exude a sincerity often missing from images of the young and beautiful. Coltish and charming, these mesmerizing photographs capture the raw vulnerability of adolescence.

Park And Ride

Author: Miranda Sawyer
Editor: Little Brown GBR
ISBN: 9780349113197
Size: 14,60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Miranda Sawyer drives from Croydon to Swindon, via Stevenage, Harrogate and Cadbury World in Birmingham, on a nice day out around suburban Britain. This is the Britain of motorways and heritage centres, of campaigning housewives and executive housing estates, of boy racers and Essex girls, of Cheshire wives and Scottish golfers. Put on your co-ordinating smart/casual wear (no trainers please) and join her for an evening at a prestigious hotel nightclub, a day in Britain's most average town, a trip round Romford's bourgeois drug addicts, a date with The Lighthouse Family, a few hours with Staffordshire's jet-set. Plus: a hen night, a car cruise, a swingers' special evening, and a lovely Sunday drive to see the new B&Q on the bypass. Forget the Britain that is green and pleasant, urban and dangerous, historic and scenic: this is the rest of it, the vast swathes of inbetweeny land, the multiplexed, motorwayed, mind your manners Great British Experience. And it may well be where you live.

For The Love Of Bags

Author: Julia Werner
Editor: TeNeues
ISBN: 9783832732738
Size: 11,71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Women love handbags because they are a perfect vehicle--not just for keys, credit cards, and lipstick, but also their dreams and desires. Luxury labels made the humble purse into a billion-dollar business in the 20th century, but the purse is more than just a status symbol. Because it is constantly being reinvented, it wields a greater influence on everyday fashion than any hemline or silhouette. For the Love of Bags is a homage to the power of the pocketbook: from icons like the Kelly Bag, the first "must-have" item ever, to popular Paris fashion house labels and the latest Instagram stars, this book details the history of the "it" bag and decodes the messages handbags communicate.

Car Design Asia

Author: Paolo Tumminelli
Editor: Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN: 9783832795382
Size: 15,28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 625

Car Design Asia is the third volume in a series on automotive history. Learn how this continent rose to the top in car manufacturing. Starting with Japan in the 1950s, and in later decades Korea and China, Asian automotive technology has gradually become a presence to be reckoned with on the international stage. Initially a smaller player compared to Europe and the United States, Asia's automobile industry has consistently grown to its current status as one of the most dynamic global forces in terms of form and function. At the forefront of both technology and design, Asian cars include some of the most commercially successful automobiles ever built.