Biographies & Memoirs

Waiting for My Cats to Die: A Memoir

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04Stacy Horn is really a 40-year-old New Yorker, strikingly conscious of her life is actually over. In Waiting for My Cats to Die: A Morbid Memoir, Ms. Horn writes of her personal experiences, past and provides, looking for some the reassurance of the fact that jane is eventually gonna die. “We’ve all find out about how men rebel their midlife crises time and time again and over. Yeah, yeah. What do women do? This book can tell you. I’ve started to rebel in all forms of ways. My pain has to be your amusement.” Yet this book isn’t only for middle aged women. We can all on-line massage therapy schools this book about love and hope. Loss and fear. Life and death.

The initial question most readers – including myself – ask is, “Why does she want her cats to die?” There can be a severe misunderstanding here among cat-lovers around the globe. Stacy adores her cats. She lives, breathes, and works well with their expereince of living. Basically, her cats, Veets and Beams are typically she has on the planet. Once they die, then she could quit. Oddly enough, her felines are laden with medical problems. They are both diabetic, and Beams has kidney disease. Stacy goes thru extreme lengths to ensure they are alive, including insulin injections for many years both, every twelve hours. I find this sort of love for a dog very endearing, and I admire Stacy on her behalf immense dedication for them, whether or not it does seem a tad obsessive. Read the rest of this entry »

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he Churches of Christ in the 20th Century: Homer Hailey’s Personal Journey of Faith (Religion & American Culture)

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03Ed Harrell does a masterful job of relating the astonishing life of Homer Hailey, essentially the most dedicated, humble, and influential preachers inside churches of Christ from the 20th century. If you were sufficiently lucky to get know this man, you may be fascinated by the tale of his life and career as preacher, teacher, and author.
But this book is actually than a biography of Homer Hailey. In the novel, Harrell also is really a monumental contribution towards the study with the history on the churches of Christ within the 20th century. After recounting Hailey’s adolescence, Harrell sets aside Hailey’s personal story and recounts in fascinating detail the difficulties and people that influenced the doctrinal positions and divisions on the heirs from the “restoration movement.” Much of the 180-page middle section from the book is dedicated towards the controversy over “institutionalism,” the situation of building para-church organizations and “sponsoring church” arrangements with money pooled from various independent congregations. Harrell’s analysis with this issue shows how social attitudes from the 1950s contributed on the impetus for your massive missionary and evangelistic schemes, television programs, etc., that had become the focus with the controversy. There are likewise shorter sections on earlier controversies regarding pacifism and premillennialism, together with more recent controversies regarding “discipling,” the Holy Spirit, searching for a “New Hermeneutic,” along with issues. Read the rest of this entry »

From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta

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02From Timbuktu for the Mississippi Delta explores how West African standards of aesthetics and sociocultural traits have moved into mainstream American culture and grow social norms. This is an ideal text to use in related Jazz History, African Studies, Sociology, and History (16th–19th century and Harlem Renaissance) courses.

From Timbuktu on the Mississippi Delta:

– Documents the societal influences from West Africa.
– Explores the hidden legacy of American Standard of Aesthetics.
– Takes a multidisciplinary method of analyzing and understanding societal influences.
– Incorporates pictures, maps, as well as other images to provide an engaging reading experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Opera: A History in Documents

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01Richly textured, extravagantly colorful, and stuffed with larger-than-life characters, the historical past of opera can be as mesmerizing and commanding as opera itself. And no talent benefits more from being seen from inside out–through eye-witness accounts of singers, composers, librettists, critics, historians, patrons, satirists, impresarios, designers, performers, and others–than opera.
Now, in Opera: A History in Documents, Piero Weiss presents a sweeping, vivid, and punctiliously researched tour of operatic history. The chronologically organized primary sources include 115 passages–private letters, servings of libretti, literary criticism, satire, and poetry–from opera’s late Renaissance infancy through present times. This first-hand testimony allows readers to experience the historical past of opera as eyewitnesses, offering an immediacy and validity unmatched by standard histories. Opera lovers will likely be transported to your Medici wedding in sixteenth century Florence, to your Haymarket Theatre for any performance of Handel’s Rinaldo, to Mozart at the office on Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, and Bertolt Brecht’s writing desk, among a number of other landmarks in opera’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

L. J. M. Daguerre: The History of the Diorama and the Daguerreotype

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14In 1829, Daguerre partnered with Nicéphore Niépce, an inventor who had produced the earth’s first heliograph in 1822 and also the first permanent camera photograph four years later.[1][2] Niépce died suddenly in 1833, but Daguerre continued experimenting and evolved the method which would subsequently be referred to as the Daguerreotype. It has ended up discovered that Daguerre could have mislead Niepce’s son in regards to the value in the invention so as to better claim any profits from that individually. After efforts to interest eco-friendly proved fruitless, Daguerre went public in reference to his invention in 1839. At a meeting on the French Academy of Sciences on 7 January of these year, the invention was announced and described generally, but all specific details were withheld. Under assurances of strict confidentiality, Daguerre explained and demonstrated this process only towards the Academy’s perpetual secretary François Arago, who turned out to be an invaluable advocate. Read the rest of this entry »

Sir Walter Raleigh

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11About the Author
John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir, would have been a Scottish diplomat, barrister, journalist, historian, poet and novelist. He wrote adventure novels, short-story collections and biographies. His passion for your Scottish countryside is reflected in a great deal of his writing. Buchan’s adventure stories are loaded with romance and are also peopled using a large cast of characters. ‘Richard Hannay’, ‘Dickson McCunn’ and ‘Sir Edward Leithen’ are three that reappear more than once. Alfred Hitchcock adapted his most well-known book ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’, featuring Hannay, for your big screen. Born in 1875 in Perth, Buchan was the son of your minister. Childhood holidays were spent from the Borders, which is why he had an incredible love. He was educated at Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was President with the Union. Called to your Bar in 1901, he became Lord Milner’s assistant private secretary in South Africa. By 1907, however, he was employed as a publisher with Nelson’s. Read the rest of this entry »

The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer (Hodder Great Reads)

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10I’ve been reading plenty of books about Dahmer this also was definitely the top. Brian Masters designed a lot of research before writing it that is certainly visible in every single line. He’s also really respectfull in mentioning where he took every quote from.

SOME OTHER BOOKS I read (i’m not really mentioning wich these folks were in respect on the author) took a ‘novel’ path,wich is easy-reading, but keeps that you little suspicious in regards to the accuracy in the information.You don’t get that impression by any means with Masters’ book. A piece of advice: You should get a shorter notion of Dahmer life-line before diving in the overwhelming storm of details inside the book, the quantity of information unknown for many individuals is quite impressive! I found every one precious.[:)] Some OTHER BOOKS I read took a while disserting about subject aside from Dahmer’s life (linked with it in many degree,though,naturally),but they also spent too much effort on that,it got boring sometimes..In Brian Masters’ you might have discussion on ohter points associated with Dahmer’s life,but somehow he were choose only interesting psychological issues anf the husband talks about them only good enough not to lose the reader’s interest. Read the rest of this entry »