• Fiction

All I Could Never Be


Author: Anzia Yezierska
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434411214
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 5734
Anzia Yezierska (c.1880-1970) was born in Poland, emigrating to the United States in 1890. All I Could Ever Be is a semi-autobiographical account of a young Polish woman emigrating to the United States and becoming a successful writer.

    • Biography & Autobiography

I'll Never Be French (no Matter what I Do)

Living in a Small Village in Brittany
Author: Mark Greenside
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416586873
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
View: 2366
Author and teacher Mark Greenside recounts his struggles to fit into the life of a small Celtic village in Brittany.

    • Biography & Autobiography

I'll Never Be French (no Matter what I Do)

Living in a Small Village in Brittany
Author: Mark Greenside
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416586873
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
View: 8935
Author and teacher Mark Greenside recounts his struggles to fit into the life of a small Celtic village in Brittany.

    • Biography & Autobiography

I Could Never Be So Lucky Again

An Autobiography
Author: James Doolittle,Carroll V. Glines
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030742832X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
View: 3340
After Pearl Harbor, he led America’s flight to victory General Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. During World War II, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Now, for the first time, here is his life story — modest, revealing, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it. From the Paperback edition.

    • Literary Criticism

The Poems of John Dewey


Author: John Dewey,Jo Ann Boydston
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809308002
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 153
View: 8892
A literary discovery of considerable magnitude, these 98 previously unpub­lished poems by John Dewey, written principally in the 1910–18 period, illu­minate an emotive aspect in his intel­lectual life often not manifest in the prose works. Rumors of the existence of the poems have circulated among students of Dewey’s life and writings since 1957, when Mrs. Roberta Dewey gained pos­session of them from the Columbia University Columbiana collection. But except for the few persons who saw copies made by the French scholar Deladelle five years after Dewey’s death, the poems have remained inaccessible until now. None of the poems has hitherto been published. Mrs. Roberta Dewey and Dewey’s children from his first marriage seem not to have known of Dewey’s experiments in verse during his lifetime. And, as evidence presented here now shows, only two or three acquaintances knew of actual poems written by Dew­ey, one of them the Polish-American novelist Anzia Yezierska, who had a brief emotional involvement with Dewey in the 1917–18 period. The factual, rather than inferential, evi­dence of Dewey’s relationship with Anzia Yezierska appears in the poems, which, taken as a whole, provide reveal­ing insights into Dewey’s feelings and illuminate not only aspects of his emo­tions but of his thought as well. The fact that Dewey did not publish the poetry himself, together with the circumstances of its discovery and un­usual history, has led to the exception­ally careful editorial treatment of the poems given here. Scholars will find all the evidence for the authorship of the manuscripts clearly presented and all the changes and alterations carefully recorded. This edition has received the Modern Language Association of Amer­ica Center for Editions of American Authors Seal as an “approved text.”

    • Biography & Autobiography

I Could Never Be So Lucky Again

An Autobiography
Author: James Doolittle,Carroll V. Glines
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030742832X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
View: 6604
After Pearl Harbor, he led America’s flight to victory General Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. During World War II, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Now, for the first time, here is his life story — modest, revealing, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it. From the Paperback edition.

    • Fiction

I'll Never Be Young Again


Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316253561
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 3790
"A magician, a virtuoso. She can conjure up tragedy, horror, tension, suspense, the ridiculous, the vain, the romantic." --Good Housekeeping As far as his father, a famous writer, is concerned, Richard will never amount to anything, and so he decides to take his fate into his own hands. But at the last moment he is saved by Jake, who appeals to Richard not to waste his life. Together they set out for adventure, working their way through Europe, eventually arriving in bohemian Paris, where Richard meets Hesta, an entrancing music student. Daphne du Maurier's second novel is a masterpiece of narration, showcasing for the first time in her career the male voice she would use to stunning effect in four subsequent novels, including My Cousin Rachel.

    • Fiction

The Book of Disquiet


Author: Fernando Pessoa
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141914041
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 7009
With its astounding hardcover reviews Richard Zenith's new complete translation of THE BOOK OF DISQUIET has now taken on a similar iconic status to ULYSSES, THE TRIAL or IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME as one of the greatest but also strangest modernist texts. An assembly of sometimes linked fragments, it is a mesmerising, haunting 'novel' without parallel in any other culture.

A Book Of Strange Sins


Author: Coulson Kernahan
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849621871
Category:
Page: 240
View: 4889
"Stories for sleepless nights" is one of the finest series containing only the best strange, occult, fantastic and obscure stories ever published. We take great pride in republishing stories, that have long been lost and are now available again for your eReader. Prepare for stunning, mind-shaking, frightening, fantastic, scary and thrilling stories from all over the world. If you are interested in far more stories from this series just drop the words "Stories for sleepless nights" into the search field of your favourite book store. Kernahan's book is full of dark and tragic stories without sunlight or hope. Contents: The Lonely God. A Strange Sin. A Suicide. The Garden Of God. The Apples Of Sin. A Literary Gent. A Study In Vanity And Dipsomania. A Lost Soul.

    • Fiction

Challenge


Author: Paul Daley
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 0522860532
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
View: 4544
Fast-paced Australian political fiction, Challenge unfolds over three days in an atmosphere of treachery and deceit, amid a looming federal leadership challenge. Opposition leader Daniel Slattery is a former sporting hero from the wrong side of the tracks, politically principled and courageous, but also personally unhinged and highly volatile. He is determined to stand the political moral high ground while fighting for his job—and a rearguard action against the phantoms of his dark past. Who is working to trash his reputation and derail his one tilt at the prime ministership? Is it real—or just demons inside his head? Blistering and blackly comic, Challenge puts us into the shoes of a man whose life is slipping away as he confronts the abyss of modern Australian politics.


    • Self-Help

I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was

How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
Author: Barbara Sher
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307763204
Category: Self-Help
Page: 336
View: 3668
If you suspect there could be more to life than what you're getting...if you always knew you could do anything if you only knew what it was, this extraordinary book is about to prove you right! A life without direction is a life without passion. The dynamic follow-up to the phenomenal best-seller Wishcraft, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was (the New York Times Bestseller) guides you, not to another unsatisfying job, but to a richly rewarding career rooted in your heart's desire. And in a work of true emancipation, this life-changing sourcebook reveals how you can recapture "long lost" goals, overcome the blocks that inhibit your success, decide what you want to be, and live your dreams forever! You will learn: * What to do if you never chose to be what you are. * How to get off the fast track--and on to the right track. * First aid techniques for paralyzing chronic negativity. * How to regroup when you've lost your big dream. * To stop waiting for luck--and start creating it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Fiction

The Count Of Monte Cristo (Complete)


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074844501
Category: Fiction
Page: 1316
View: 6626
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Count Of Monte Cristo (Complete)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père). It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Dumas completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean, and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838. It is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood." This English translation was originally published in 1846 by Chapman and Hall, London.

    • Fiction

Delphi Works of Edith Wharton (Illustrated)


Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 1908909331
Category: Fiction
Page: 6491
View: 4467
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton created a diverse body of works, featuring innovative novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, demonstrating her inimitable wit and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the most complete edition of Wharton’s works possible in the US, with rare works, numerous images and the usual Delphi bonus material. Features: * the most complete collection possible for US readers * illustrated with many images relating to Wharton’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels, novellas and other works * 10 novels each with contents tables * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the original texts * ALL the pre-1923 short story collections, with RARE uncollected tales available nowhere else * separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories – find that special story easily! * the war novella THE MARNE, first time in digital print * EVEN includes Wharton’s rare non-fiction texts, including THE DECORATION OF HOUSES, her groundbreaking manual on interior design – fully illustrated * ALSO includes Wharton’s European and African travel books, with numerous original illustrations * includes Wharton’s play THE JOY OF LIVING, translated from German * features the complete poetry, with rare poems available for the first time in digital print * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Wharton’s immense oeuvre Please note: we aim to provide the most comprehensive author collections available to eReader readers. To comply with US copyright restrictions, 8 novels, 4 novellas, six short story collections and Wharton’s autobiography are not in this US version. Once later works enter the US public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our other titles The Novels THE VALLEY OF DECISION SANCTUARY THE HOUSE OF MIRTH THE FRUIT OF THE TREE ETHAN FROME THE REEF THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY SUMMER THE AGE OF INNOCENCE THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON The Novellas THE TOUCHSTONE MADAME DE TREYMES THE MARNE The Short Story Collections THE GREATER INCLINATION CRUCIAL INSTANCES THE DESCENT OF MAN AND OTHER STORIES THE HERMIT AND THE WILD WOMAN AND OTHER STORIES TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS UNCOLLECTED EARLY SHORT STORIES XINGU AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play THE JOY OF LIVING The Poetry ARTEMIS TO ACTAEON AND OTHER VERSES UNCOLLECTED POETRY ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE COMPLETE POEMS The Non-Fiction THE DECORATION OF HOUSES ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS ITALIAN BACKGROUNDS A MOTOR-FLIGHT THROUGH FRANCE FRANCE, FROM DUNKERQUE TO BELFORT FRENCH WAYS AND THEIR MEANING IN MOROCCO * * * * Visit www.delphiclassics.com for more information and our other Great Writers collections!

    • Biography & Autobiography

So Many Everests

From Cerebral Palsy to Casualty Consultant
Author: Diana Webster,Victoria Webster
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745957617
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 7896
Dr Victoria Webster was born with cerebral palsy, which affected her speech and movement. However she was also extremely bright. Determined to use her considerable talents to the utmost, she grew up to become a doctor - and the first to specialise in Accident and Emergency medicine in a Nordic country. Diana, Victoria's mother and co-author, was equally determined that her daughter should do everything that she could, and together they battled with ignorance, prejudice and fear. This is a book that will encourage, challenge and entertain.

    • Religion

Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian


Author: Paul F. Knitter
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780742487
Category: Religion
Page: 264
View: 7901
Being a Christian isn’t easy. Sustaining belief without any doubts for one’s entire life is a very rare accomplishment. Indeed, many would say that examining one’s faith at least once is a central part of the Christian condition. In this landmark work, esteemed theologian Paul Knitter explains the unique path that he took to overcome his doubts, becoming a stronger Christian in the process. Honest and unflinching, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates each common spiritual dilemma that Knitter has struggled with and explains how a Buddhist worldview has allowed him to resolve each one. From the ‘petitioning’ nature of Christian prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can help inspire a more person-centred conception of Christianity, where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. Moving and revolutionary, this book will inspire Christians everywhere.

    • Fiction

The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam


Author: Chris Ewan
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429968683
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 3913
Charlie Howard travels the globe writing suspense novels for a living, about an intrepid burglar named Faulks. To supplement his income---and to keep his hand in---Charlie also has a small side business: stealing for a very discreet clientele on commission. When a mysterious American offers to pay Charlie 20,000 euros if he steals two small monkey figurines to match the one he already has, Charlie is suspicious; he doesn't know how the American found him, and the job seems too good to be true. And, of course, it is. Although the burglary goes off without a hitch, when he goes to deliver the monkeys he finds that the American has been beaten to near-death, and that the third figurine is missing. Back in London, his long-suffering literary agent, Victoria (who is naive enough to believe he actually looks like his jacket photo), tries to talk him through the plot problems in both his latest manuscript and his real life---but Charlie soon finds himself caught up in a caper reminiscent of a Cary Grant movie, involving safe-deposit boxes, menacing characters, and, of course, a beautiful damsel in distress. Publishers Weekly called Chris Ewan's The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam one of the "best books for grownups."

    • Fiction

A Thing for Zombies

An Insomnia title
Author: Saul Tanpepper
Publisher: Brinestone Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 4132
It's funny, the things you get used to seeing, now that they've passed the Undead Amnesty laws. Funny how quickly you learn to ignore them. But then one of them walks in like this and you realize there are some things you'll just never get used to. Like zombies wearing g-strings. Seventeen-year-old Kevin Velasco is about to have his heart broken. As if crushing on his lifelong best friend, Jamie, weren't bad enough, she's obsessed with someone else, or...some thing: the Undead. How can a guy compete against that? So, when an attractive young zombie shows up at the pool where they lifeguard, Kevin becomes desperate. But his pushing forces Jamie to make a mind-blowing confession, leaving Kevin to wonder how far she's willing to go for the Undead. And, more importantly, how far is he willing to go to win her back? "A Thing for Zombies" is a selected title from the short story collection "Insomnia: PAranormal Tales, Science Fiction and Horror" (release date: February 2012). Tags: dark humor, horror, short story, young adult, suspense, undead. Ages: young adults and older. Length: approx. 10,500 words Saul Tanpepper is a writer of short stories and novels of speculative fiction for the undead of all ages. He lives in Northern California. Please visit him at his home on the web: tanpepperwrites(dot)com. A note from the author: Dear Reader, If you're a classic zombie lit fan, then you will find a different twist on the Undead in the premise of "A Thing for Zombies." The idea for the story rose out of a conversation I had with a fellow zombie writer. I was griping about all the vampire romance stories being published. We both joked about what a world might look like where zombies didn't just walk among us, but might even be potential love interests. We had a good laugh and went our separate ways. Later, mulling over this discussion, I wondered what would make a zombie...sexy. The image of a zombie in a g-string came to me. After an initial reaction of repulsion, I decided to explore the idea further. Out of this image came the seed of this story. This is not, however, a zombie romance, but a tale of a young man trying to win the affections of the young lady he loves. And if the "competition" happens to be the Walking Dead, well, it lends itself to a bit comedy. Just be prepared for a twist. I hope you enjoy reading "A Thing for Zombies" as much as I enjoyed writing it. Best, Saul San Francisco, CA September 21, 2011 search terms: zombie, undead, equal rights, discrimination, AIDS, protest, coming of age, teen romance, teen angst

    • Fiction

The Dovekeepers


Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857205455
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 908
The lives of four sensuous, bold and remarkable women intersect in the year 70AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. All are dovekeepers, and all are keepers of secrets - about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. There is Yael, the assassin's daughter whose heartbreak leads to her true path in the ruins of the desert; Revka, the baker's wife who loses her dearest treasure on earth and yet finds the strength to protect her family; Aziza, the warrior's beloved who leads a secret life not even those closest to her could imagine; and Marit, beautiful witch of Moab, a woman as loyal as she is dangerous.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Aisleyne

Surviving Guns, Gangs and Glamour
Author: Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780573642
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 4153
Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace is the ultimate Big Brother survivor, and in Aisleyne: Surviving Guns, Gangs and Glamour, she reveals a shocking life story that surpasses any reality-show plotline. Her childhood journey began in a crazy punk household, where Siouxsie Sioux and Boy George were regular visitors. It shattered for the first time with the nightmare of seeing her half-naked dad dragged bleeding from the bathroom by police after a suicide attempt, and it ended when she saw her mum start a strict new life as a devout Jehovah's Witness. Hospitalised after an extreme bullying incident at school, Aisleyne left home at 16, having been cut off by her mother and let down by her father. Alone in London, Aisleyne's lifeline was a place in a hostel, where she shared the roof over her head with the frightened women and predatory men of the city's gang culture. While some of her friends were lost to drugs, knives and gun crime, Aisleyne vowed to pick herself up and get out of there. Aisleyne threw herself into a new career as a promotions girl and glamour model. Slowly making a name for herself, Aisleyne's big break came when she was selected to compete on Big Brother in 2006, and she was voted the most popular female housemate that year. Three years on, Aisleyne is living proof that it is possible to escape the streets and make good. She's become a successful businesswoman, fashion designer and established media celebrity. This is her remarkable story.