The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing

By Rod Nordland

A riveting, real-life an identical of The Kite Runner—an astonishingly robust and profoundly relocating tale of a tender couple keen to possibility every thing for romance that places a human face at the ongoing debate approximately women’s rights within the Muslim world.

Zakia and Ali have been from varied tribes, yet they grew up on neighboring farms within the hinterlands of Afghanistan. by the point they have been younger young children, Zakia, strikingly attractive and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and smooth, had fallen in love. Defying their households, sectarian changes, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic legislations, they ran away jointly simply to dwell less than consistent chance from Zakia’s huge and vengeful relatives, who've vowed to kill her to revive the family’s honor. they're nonetheless in hiding.

Despite a decade of yankee sturdy intentions, ladies in Afghanistan are nonetheless subjected to a few of the worst human rights violations on the earth. Rod Nordland, then the Kabul bureau leader of the New York Times, had watched those abuses spread for years whilst he came across Zakia and Ali, and has not just chronicled their plight, yet has additionally shepherded them from danger.

The Lovers will do for women’s rights typically what Malala’s tale did for women’s schooling. it truly is an outstanding tale approximately self-determination and the that means of affection that illustrates, as no coverage booklet may well, the boundaries of Western impression on fundamentalist Islamic tradition and, even as, the necessity for swap.

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Gerald Coates Pioneer: A Biography by Ralph Turner

By Ralph Turner

Gerald Coates is diverse. A pastor, a pioneer and a provocateur. His daring prophetic ministry either when it comes to talking prophetically and by way of dwelling that means, has challenged the demonstrated church.This ebook celebrates Gerald's existence. Now in his seventies, he's nonetheless going robust. And the message he brings is simply as correct to the church this day. you could no longer realize it, but when you reside within the united kingdom, your church and your locality have almost certainly been affected ultimately by way of Gerald's ministry!Gerald Coates - Pioneer will encourage and inspire you. alongside the best way, you are going to meet a few awesome humans. a few recognized. a few much less recognized. All very important to a narrative that has helped switch the church as we all know it.
Gerald’s impact on British Christianity during the last 40 years has been outstanding. this is often an account of a impressive guy, a notable ministry and a outstanding God.
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Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks

By Victor Maymudes, Jacob Maymudes

A Los Angeles Times top seller!

August 2014 marks 50 years considering that Bob Dylan published his fourth album, Another facet of Bob Dylan. Recorded in a single evening, in the midst of a turbulent 12 months in his existence, the tune marked a departure from Dylan's socially-conscious folks songs and commenced his evolution towards different directions.
During the years they spent jointly, few humans open air of Dylan's speedy relatives have been nearer than Victor Maymudes, who was once Dylan's travel supervisor, own good friend, and vacationing spouse from the early days in Nineteen Sixties Greenwich Village during the past due 90's. Another part of Bob Dylan recounts landmark occasions together with Dylan's notorious bike crash; assembly the Beatles on their first US travel; his marriage to Sara Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow tourists Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The touring Wilburys, and extra; memorable live shows, and insights on Dylan's songwriting process.

On January twenty sixth, 2001, after recording greater than 24 hours of taped stories in practise for penning this e-book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the e-book, utilizing the tapes to form the tale. the result's a vibrant, first-hand account of Dylan as an artist, buddy, and famous person, illustrated with never-before-seen pictures, and advised by way of a fascinating raconteur who minimize his personal swathe in the course of the turbulent counterculture.

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Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed

By Robert Sellers

ON monitor THEY have been STARS.

"A portrait of 4 profoundly incorrect but impressive prime males, in addition to a window right into a time whilst glamour was once sacrosanct and whilst stardom used to be completed instead of manufactured." ―Playboy

"As the colourful anecdotes amassed during this ebook clarify, a few stars are born instead of made."―New York Post

"Sellers's outrageously pleasing heritage proves that modern-day celebrities wouldn't have a lot on Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed."―The day-by-day Beast

"Hellraisers takes us again to the respect days of level and monitor actors Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, Richard Harris, and Oliver Reed."―Connecticut News

OFF monitor THEY have been LEGENDS!

"So splendidly captures the wanton belligerence of either binging and stardom you nearly suppose the fellows themselves are telling the tales."―GQ

"Like the rejuvenating martinis and blurry haze of cigarettes in Mad Men, Robert Sellers's nostalgic Hellraisers . . . quantities to an unapologetic social gathering of the plastered and the damned."―The Wall highway Journal

"A rowdy choice of maximum hits."―The big apple Times

"An exceedingly wonderful sequence of anecdotes, interspersed with unpretentious and conversational interviews―all approximately drinking."―Los Angeles Times

"The so much outrageous movie e-book of the season, by means of far."―The Buffalo News


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Who Was Roald Dahl?

By True Kelley

Simply in time for Roahl Dahl Month!

Roald Dahl is likely one of the most renowned kid's ebook authors ever. Now during this Who was once . . . ? biography, childrens will examine of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air strength, he used to be married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He additionally wrote books and screenplays for adults. interesting and readable, this biography has eighty black-and-white illustrations.

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Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation

By William H. Gass

The tremendously widespread essayist, novelist, and thinker, writer of Cartesian Sonata, Finding a Form, and The Tunnel, displays at the paintings of translation and on Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies -- and offers us his personal translation of Rilke's masterwork.

After approximately a life of interpreting Rilke in English, William Gass undertook the duty of translating Rilke's writing in an effort to see if he may perhaps, in that method, catch up with to the paintings he so deeply well-known. With Gass's personal heritage in philosophy, it appeared common firstly the Duino Elegies, the poems during which Rilke's rules are such a lot totally expressed and which as a gaggle are vital not just as one of many splendid poetic achievements of the West but additionally as a result of the manner during which they got here to be written -- in a typhoon of notion.

Gass examines the genesis of the information that tell the Elegies and discusses earlier translations. He writes, to boot, approximately Rilke the guy: his personality, his relationships, his lifestyles.
Finally, his remarkable translation of the Duino Elegies bargains us the event of analyzing Rilke with a brand new and fuller knowing.

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Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century

By Sam Kashner

From veteran leisure reporter Sam Kashner and biographer Nancy Schoenberger comes the definitive account of the best Hollywood love tale ever told—the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Kashner has interviewed Elizabeth Taylor quite a few occasions and is the one journalist given entry to her vast choice of own letters and journals, and he and Schoenberger have additionally interviewed the Burton kin at size, together with Burton’s actress daughter Kate. this can be really a certified and singularly knowledgeable biography of those larger-than-life stars, and in their glamorous, risky, and audacious courting.

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