Download Bill Gates: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Michael Becraft PDF

By Michael Becraft

The cofounder of Microsoft, invoice Gates helped remodel society through ushering within the period of ubiquitous own computing. This booklet examines the existence and achievements of this standout American inventor and philanthropist.

• presents a balanced and independent account of invoice Gates that incorporates his personal writings in addition to criticisms of Gates's administration sort that permits readers to arrive their very own conclusions

• records Gates's philanthropic actions and dedication to dispersing a few of his accrued wealth to aid these in desire worldwide

• comprises photographs, timelines, and charts and graphs that increase the studying adventure in addition to an intensive bibliography that offers researchers with easy accessibility to unique resource documents

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Download Believing in Magic: My Story of Love, Overcoming Adversity, by Cookie Johnson,Denene Millner PDF

By Cookie Johnson,Denene Millner

In her strong and encouraging memoir, Cookie Johnson, spouse of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, stocks info of her marriage, motherhood, religion, and the way an HIV analysis twenty-five years in the past replaced the process their lives forever.

On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson shocked the area with the inside track that he was once HIV-positive. For the thousands who watched, his declaration turned a pivotal second not just for the country, yet for his relatives and spouse. Twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson stocks her tale and the emotional trip that began on that day—from existence as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to at least one jam-packed with the terror that her husband could die, that she and her child will be contaminated with the virus, and that their kinfolk will be avoided. Believing in Magic is the tale of Cookie’s marriage to Earvin—nearly 4 many years of loving one another, wasting their manner, and at last discovering a course they by no means imagined.

Never earlier than has Cookie shared her complete account of the explanations she stayed and her lifestyles with Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Believing in Magic is her very own tale of survival and triumph as a spouse, mom, and faith-filled woman.

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Download The Kardashians: An American Drama by Jerry Oppenheimer PDF

By Jerry Oppenheimer

From the New York occasions bestselling writer of Crazy Rich comes a blockbuster unauthorized biography of 1 of the main well-known and ubiquitous kin dynasties in modern tradition: The Kardashians.

Secrets and scandals of the Kardashians, so heavily held that no longer even tough center enthusiasts have heard approximately them, are eventually uncovered in New York instances bestselling writer Jerry Oppenheimer's forensic dissection of the notorious fact television extended family. From the curious lifetime of patriarch Robert Kardashian, whose relatives meatpacking enterprise was once tainted through scandal, to “momager” Kris Jenner’s top-secret plan for the long run, The Kardashians finds the untold, definitive tale in keeping with years of investigative reporting and ratings of candid, on-the-record interviews, starting from early life associates to strong company affiliates, who holiday their silence for the 1st time.

In the last decade because the Kardashians first seemed at the scene, hundreds of thousands of speculative phrases were written approximately their drama-filled lives. yet such a lot has been tabloid hype and gossip column delusion. earlier.

Oppenheimer has written revelatory books on such foreign icons because the Clintons, the Kennedys, the Hiltons and extra, and now comes The Kardashians, the real tale that may make headlines and surprise even the main unswerving fans.

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Download Stand by Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life! by Rickey Smiley PDF

By Rickey Smiley

“I’m very keen about every little thing that I do and that i don’t play any video games. I simply preserve it sincere. I don’t wear airs. That’s the single manner you'll be. in case you inform one lie, you’ve bought to inform one other lie. I’m cool with who i'm. What you spot is what you get.”

Stand-up comedian. unmarried dad. Radio character. television big name. Prankster. manufacturer. neighborhood activist. guy of faith.

Visit a church, comedy membership, university campus, or barber store, and you’ll locate few those that aren’t acquainted with, or enthusiasts of, Rickey Smiley. at the very least 4 million listeners in over 80 markets song in each weekday morning to listen to him banter along with his radio convey staff, hilariously prank name an unsuspecting listener, and practice skits etched through his one-man forged of characters together with “Lil’ Darryl,” “Beauford,” and “Joe Willie.”

But in among the rapid-fire jokes, hip-hop beats, and star dish are flashes of ways Rickey perspectives the area, from the demanding situations of elevating little ones, to the significance of schooling, to the necessity to consistently stand on your personal fact. After greater than twenty years within the highlight, Rickey is ultimately able to delve extra deeply into the evaluations he voices ever-so-briefly at the air, riffing on these matters that his listeners, audience, and enthusiasts locate most crucial. Stand by way of Your Truth is an element memoir, half testimonial, and half lifestyles consultant, blending Rickey’s down-home humor with the values he realized from being raised by means of 3 generations of elders, steeped within the Baptist church, and mentored by way of one of the most celebrated comics within the leisure today.

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Download Franco Califano. Non escludo il ritorno: Storia canzoni by Salvatore Coccoluto PDF

By Salvatore Coccoluto

Poeta della canzone, attore, irresistibile seduttore. Spaccone e fragile. Generoso e ingenuo. Questo libro offre il ritratto completo di Franco Califano, un artista che nella sua carriera ha scritto brani indimenticabili, ma ha anche attraversato e superato momenti difficilissimi. I suoi successi raccontati di pari passo con l. a. vicenda umana di un poeta di borgata che non ha mai rinunciato a vivere sempre al massimo.

Spaccone e fragile. Generoso e ingenuo. Franco Califano è stato uno degli artisti più discussi della canzone d’autore italiana. Spesso di lui è arrivata prima l. a. fama di tombeur de femmes e poi los angeles poesia. Prima i guai giudiziari e poi i versi indimenticabili. Questo libro compie il grande salto: mettere in primo piano le sue canzoni, intrecciandole alla vicenda umana di un artista che ha vissuto sempre al massimo. Dall’infanzia nei collegi all’adolescenza nella borgata. Dai primi passi come autore alle collaborazioni con Mina, Mia Martini, Ornella Vanoni e Peppino di Capri. Poi il legame fraterno con Luigi Tenco e Piero Ciampi e gli anni del successo e degli eccessi. Il libro ripercorre anche i momenti terribili degli arresti, il primo nel 1970 e il secondo nel 1983, di cui si sentiranno gli echi rispettivamente negli album ’N bastardo venuto dar sud e Impronte digitali. E poi los angeles depressione consistent with il secondo processo e le accuse infamanti dei pentiti; l’amarezza in keeping with non essere stato riabilitato dai media e dall’opinione pubblica dopo los angeles seconda assoluzione, come invece successe a Enzo Tortora. Seguì l’oblio degli anni Novanta, quando tutti sembravano essersi dimenticati del “Califfo”, fino alla rinascita e alla scoperta del suo repertorio da parte dei giovani, anche grazie a Fiorello e alle sue imitazioni. Tra le pagine c’è spazio consistent with i grandi amori della sua vita e consistent with le esperienze cinematografiche, dai cammei ai ruoli da protagonista nei movie Gardenia: il giustiziere della mala (1979) e Due strani papà (1983). Ma anche in keeping with il suo rapporto con l. a. politica e con i colleghi. Il racconto è completato dalle testimonianze di Frank Del Giudice e Alberto Laurenti, amici e collaboratori storici di Franco Califano.

Salvatore Coccoluto (Terracina, 1978) scrive di musica, libri, teatro e foodstuff consistent with, e È autore anche di Renzo Arbore e l. a. radio d’autore. Tra avanguardia e consumo (2008), Il pace della musica ribelle. Da Cantacronache ai grandi cantautori italiani (2012) e Desiderio del nulla. Storia della new wave italiana (2014).

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Download Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1905 by Geoffrey C. Ward PDF

By Geoffrey C. Ward

Before Pearl Harbor, sooner than polio and his access into politics, FDR was once a good-looking, pampered, yet strong-willed early life, the heart of a rarefied world.  In Before the Trumpet, the award-winning historian Geoffrey C. Ward transports the reader to that world—Hyde Park at the Hudson and Campobello Island, Groton and Harvard and the Continent—to recreate as by no means ahead of the youth of the guy who may develop into the 20 th century’s maximum president. right here, drawn from millions of unique records (many by no means formerly published), is a richly-detailed, intimate biography, its valuable determine surrounded by way of a colourful solid that comes with an opium smuggler and a pious headmaster; Franklin's far away cousin, Theodore and his extraordinary mom, Sara; and the still-more amazing younger lady he wooed and gained, his cousin Eleanor. this can be a story that may grip the reader whether its principal personality had now not grown as much as be FDR.

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Download Band on the Run: A History of Paul McCartney and Wings by Garry McGee PDF

By Garry McGee

After the breakup of the Beatles in 1971, Paul McCartney shaped Wings together with his spouse Linda on keyboards, ex-Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine, and American consultation drummer Denny Seiwell. For ten dramatic and turbulent years, the band weathered the critics, persisted pot busts, survived a harrowing recording stint in Nigeria, replaced drummers continuously, and produced loads of striking song. McGee's story of 1 of the main profitable bands of the seventies—the first booklet to concentration solely on Paul's post-Beatles years-tells the tales at the back of the number one hits "Listen To What the fellow Said," "My Love," "Band at the Run," "Jet," "With a bit Luck," and "Coming Up." McGee unearths the band's internal dynamics and its courting with the clicking and public, interpreting Paul's decision to pursue a brand new sound, the criticisms Linda at the beginning acquired from lovers and bandmates, and the nature conflicts that saved the lineup altering.
Appendices comprise interviews with former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, a whole discography, an inventory of singles with Paul's reviews on every one, and ratings from the revenues charts. Band at the Run additionally contains a trove of infrequent Wings promotional material—album covers, posters, advertisements, and candid photographs of the band on tour.

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Download Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the by Barbara Leaming PDF

By Barbara Leaming

Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy was once the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy kin, her father’s stated “favorite of the entire kids” and her brother Jack’s “psychological twin.” She used to be the Kennedy of Kennedys, definite of her privilege, magnetically fascinating and someway no longer fairly like a person else on no matter what degree she occurred to grace.

The daughter of the yankee ambassador to the courtroom of St James’s, Kick swept into Britain’s aristocracy like a clean wind on a sweltering summer season day. In a decaying global the place every thing was once in accordance with stultifying sameness and similarity, she used to be gloriously, exhilaratingly diverse. Kick was once the woman whom the entire boys fell in love with, the woman who remained painfully out of achieve for many of them.

To Kick, every thing approximately this existence used to be enjoyable and amusing—until without notice it used to be now not. For this is often additionally a narrative of ways a woman like Kick, a woman who had every little thing, a woman who appeared made for happiness, faced crushing disappointment. prepared to pay the fee for selecting the affection she sought after, she must face the results of leaving behind a lot that was once pricey to her.

Bestselling and award-winning biographer Barbara Leaming attracts on her targeted entry to firsthand money owed, vast conversations with some of the key avid gamers, and previously-unseen assets to move us to a different international, one in every of mammoth wealth, arcane rituals and ideas, glamour and tragedy, that has now disappeared perpetually. It was once an international of dukes and duchesses, of grand homes, of state residence weekends, and of untamed wealthy boys. however it was once additionally an international of blood and battle, and of immeasurable loss.

It used to be a time of whole upheaval, as mirrored within the lifetime of this impossible and unforgettable critical personality. Kick Kennedy reveals her tale, that of a tender woman studying approximately love, intercourse, and death—and doing all of it at warp pace because the international races towards warfare after which reels within the war’s chaotic aftermath. this can be the coming-of-age tale of the feminine famous person of the Kennedy relations, and finally a sad, romantic tale that would holiday your heart.

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Download Bloomberg: A Billionaire's Ambition by Chris McNickle,Kenneth T. Jackson PDF

By Chris McNickle,Kenneth T. Jackson

Examine the Bipartisan Legacy of a amazing Billionaire Politician

Bloomberg: A Billionaire’s Ambition tells the tale of ways one among America’s so much profitable marketers was once elected mayor of latest York urban and what he did with the ability he gained.

Bloomberg’s beautiful victory opposed to all odds simply weeks after the September 11 terrorist assault left him dealing with demanding situations in contrast to any mayor in historical past. For the following twelve years, he stored town secure, controlled budgets via monetary crises, promoted deepest region development, generated jobs, equipped infrastructure, secure the surroundings, supported society’s cultural sensibilities, and accomplished dramatic advancements in public overall healthiness. Bloomberg used to be an activist government who used executive resources boldly and correctly for the best sturdy, for the best variety of humans.

His time as mayor used to be now not with out controversy. Bloomberg supported cease and frisk police strategies pass judgement on governed unconstitutional, and jailhouse violence rose to degrees so critical the government intervened. The administration’s homeless guidelines have been useless. And he pressured a transformation within the urban constitution to permit him to serve a 3rd term.

Overall, checklist low crime and the lasting influence of leading edge guidelines will reason his tenure to be remembered as a awesome luck. Having lower back to his international media empire, and to his inner most philanthropy, Bloomberg keeps to problem the nationwide Rifle organization on gun regulate, advertise nationwide schooling reform, and aid guidelines to wrestle weather switch. often touted as an autonomous candidate for president, Bloomberg leaves in the back of a legacy of potent executive.

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