For over 40 years a myth has surrounded the Beatles -- one that smoothed the rough edges and filled in the fault lines, until now.
The product of almost a decade of research, hundreds of unprecedented interviews, and the discovery of scores of never-before-revealed documents, Bob Spitz's The Beatles is the biography fans have been waiting for.
It is all here, the highs and the lows, the love and the rivalry, the drugs, the tears, the thrill, the magic never again to be repeated. Bob Spitz's masterpiece is, at long last, the biography the Beatles deserve.
How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? This fascinating biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality -- a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.
Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane.
On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those few he uttered at that historic moment.
Upon his return to earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated yet largely misunderstood. Access to private documents and sources yields this in-depth, authorized biography of an elusive American celebrity -- a portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history's most famous space traveler.
Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty years ago, Harry Houdini's life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and best-selling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth of America’s first superhero. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. As exciting as a good thriller, you'll trace themaster magician's life from desperate poverty to worldwide legend.
Even as a young girl, growing up in the Bronx, Mary Higgins Clark knew she wanted to be a writer. The gift of storytelling was a part of her Irish ancestry, so it followed naturally that she would use her sharp eye, keen intelligence, and inquisitive nature to create stories.
In this personal memoir, Clark tells the story of her amazing life, from a child of the depression, to the intrigues of family life and her unyeilding struggle to get published. She began writing stories at the kitchen table; finally selling the first one for one hundred dollars, after six years and forty rejections. When asked if she might give up writing for a life of leisure, Marv replied, "Never. To be happy for a year, win the lottery. To be happy for life, do what you love."
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Luckiest Man: The Life & Death of Lou Gehrig - MP3
Lou Gehrig was the Iron Horse, baseball's strongest and most determined superstar, struck down in his prime by a disease that now bears his name. Regarded as the greatest first baseman in baseball history and the heart of the Yankee dynasty, he complemented baseball greats like Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio. Luckiest Man reveals that Gehrig was afflicted with ALS as early as the spring of 1938. Yet, he didn't miss a game that year, keeping intact his astonishing consecutive-games streak, which stood for more than half a century.
Luckiest Man brings to life a figure whose shyness obscured his greatness. Gehrig emerges as more human and more heroic than ever.
In Mark Twain, Ron Powers consummates years of research with a tour de force on the life of our culture's founding father. Drawing on thousands of letters and notebook entries, many only recently discovered, he offers Sam Clemens as he lived, breathed, and wrote. From his frontier boyhood in Missouri, life on the Mississippi and the western theater of the Civil War, to an uproarious newspaper career in the Nevada of the Wild West. His fame as a humorist and lecturer spread around the country and his comments on everything he saw, many published here for the first time, are priceless.
Michael Phelps is one of the greatest competitors the world has ever seen. In No Limits, he reveals the secrets to his remarkable success. Like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps has learned to filter out distractions and deliver stellar performances under pressure. The road has not always been easy. When he was younger he was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; other kids bullied him; even a teacher said he would never be successful. Later, he had to work through injuries that jeopardized his career. In No Limits, Phelps talks for the first time about how he has overcome these and other challenges about how to develop the mental attitude needed to persevere, in athletics and in life.
Bringing to bear the tools of both history and biography, No Ordinary Time relates the unique story of how Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation to victory against seemingly insurmountable odds and, with Eleanor's essential help, forever changed the fabric of American society.
Using diaries, interviews, and White House records, Goodwin paints an intimate portrait of the daily conduct of the presidency during wartime, and the Roosevelts' extraordinary constellation of friends, advisers, and family.
Watch the isolationist and divided United States of 1940 is unified under the extraordinary leadership of Franklin Roosevelt to become the preeminent economic and military power in the world.
So many of our dreams at first
seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the
will, they become inevitable. Christopher Reeve shows that we are all capable
of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships. He describes his own struggles
since his spinal cord injury that left him virtually paralized. Yet, says
Reeve, many able-bodied people choose paralysis - choosing
to live with self-doubt and the fear of taking risks. Life is not to be
taken for granted but to be lived fully with zeal, curiosity, and gratitude.
A powerful message of hope.
Ronald Reagan is an American success story. From modest beginnings in a small midwestern town to a distinguished career in films and television, he lived the American dream; as governor of California and as the century's most popular president, he embodied and revitalized the American spirit. Now in this dramatic and revealing biography, he recounts both his life and his beliefs with uncompromising candor and his familiar wit -- a richly detailed, definitive account of a great and historic presidency and of a unique American Life. Read by Ronald Reagan.
Over the years, as Warren Buffett's influence and affluence have grown, one thing has remained the same--his unpretentious, honest and optimistic approach toward business and life. Now you can discover life's little secrets of success as revealed by the world's greatest investor. You'll hear wit and wisdom, writings, favorite sayings, and more. This unprecedented peek into the financial genius's wildly profitable philosophy is often surprising, always intriguing, and sparkled with wit.