Biography

The Real Jeeves: The Cricketer Who Gave His Life for His Country and His Name to a Legend

The actual Jeeves tells the tale of a tender cricketer whose excellent existence used to be snuffed out, yet whose identify will reside ceaselessly. Plucked from country-house cricket, all-rounder Percy Jeeves used to be to outshine the Golden Age's greats over seasons with Warwickshire, fresh bowling Jack Hobbs, hitting Wilfred Rhodes for 6, and outclassing England captain Plum Warner. In September 1914, Jeeves bowled Warwickshire to victory over champions Surrey. It used to be his fiftieth first class match—and his final. The actual Jeeves strains Percy's lifestyles from idyllic early life through county cricket into the nightmare of conflict. Excerpts from battalion diaries element the horrors of the Western entrance, and finally his loss of life at the Somme. but Percy Jeeves' identify lived on due to P. G. Wodehouse, who observed him play at Cheltenham in 1913 and used to be so inspired he famous the identify for a personality who shared the modest Yorkshireman's immaculate behavior and visual appeal.

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The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

By Thom Hatch

The previous West used to be coming to an end.
Two mythical outlaws refused to compliment it.
 
As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance child done the main bold financial institution and teach robberies in their day. For a number of years on the finish of the Nineties, the 2 pals, in addition to a revolving band of thieves, eluded legislation enforcement whereas stealing from the wealthy bankers and jap railroad organisations who exploited Western land…until they rode headlong into the 20 th century.
 
In The final Outlaws, Thom Hatch brings those memorable characters to sensible by no means ahead of. From their early holdup attempts to that fateful day in Bolivia, Hatch draws on a wealth of unpolluted research to go past the parable and supply a compelling new examine those legends of the Wild West.

 Includes Photographs

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The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom

By Nancy Goldstone

The riveting actual tale of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent dating replaced the form in their tempestuous and hazardous century.

Set in extraordinary Renaissance France, this is often the tale of 2 awesome ladies, a mom and daughter pushed into competition via a negative betrayal that threatened to smash the realm.

Catherine de' Medici used to be a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who ruled the throne for thirty years. Her youngest daughter Marguerite, the glamorous "Queen Margot," was once a passionate loose spirit, the one adversary whom her mom may perhaps neither intimidate nor control.

When Catherine forces the Catholic Marguerite to marry her Protestant cousin Henry of Navarre opposed to her will, after which makes use of her opulent Parisian marriage ceremony as a method of luring his fans to their deaths, she creates not just savage clash inside France but in addition a effective rival inside her personal family.

Rich intimately and brilliant prose, Goldstone's narrative unfolds as an exciting historic epic. Treacherous courtroom politics, poisonings, inter-national espionage, and adultery shape the heritage to a narrative that comes with such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Nostradamus. The Rival Queens is a deadly story of affection, betrayal, ambition, and the genuine nature of braveness, the echoes of which nonetheless resonate.

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Latin America Diaries: The Sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries (Che Guevara Publishing Project)

By Ernesto Che Guevara

"A remarkable glimpse into the maturing brain of a superb guy and an essential spouse to the former Che diaries."—Michael McCaughan, The Irish Times

"Guevara . . . chronicles exertions uprisings and resistance opposed to the impacts and pursuits of the USA and its intelligence operations. Guevara's passions for historical past, archaeology, and technological know-how also are obvious during this soaking up glimpse of the improvement of a mythical innovative figure."—Vanessa Bush, Booklist

"This moment quantity of commute diaries by means of innovative icon Guevara (after Motorcycle Diaries) exhibits the 25-year-old insurgent wandering round South the United States within the latter half 1953."—Publishers Weekly

This sequel to The motorbike Diaries comprises letters, poetry, and journalism that record Ernesto Che Guevara's moment Latin American trip following his commencement from scientific college. After touring via Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and significant the US, Ernesto witnesses the 1954 US-inspired coup in Guatemala. He flees to Mexico the place he encounters Fidel Castro, marking the start of a political partnership that profoundly adjustments the area and Che himself.

This new, accelerated version has been absolutely revised specially for Ocean Press via Che's widow Aleida March, meticulously correcting her personal paintings of checking Che's handwriting. contains thirty-two pages of unpublished photographs, together with photographs taken by way of Che's son Ernesto as he retraces his father's footsteps. contains a prologue by means of Alberto Granado, Che's touring spouse in The motorbike Diaries.

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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the Making of a Virgin Queen

A power-hungry and fascinating courtier. An impressionable and trusting princess. The Tudor courtroom within the wake of Henry VIII’s demise had by no means been extra perilous for the younger Elizabeth, the place rumors had the ability to figure out her fate

England, overdue 1547. King Henry VIII Is lifeless. His fourteen-year-old daughter Elizabeth resides with the king’s widow, Catherine Parr, and her new husband, Thomas Seymour. Seymour is the brother of Henry VIII’s 3rd spouse, the overdue Jane Seymour, who used to be the mummy to the now-ailing boy King.

Ambitious and unsafe, Seymour starts off and overt flirtation with Elizabeth that ends with Catherine sending her away. while Catherine dies a yr later and Seymour is arrested for treason quickly after, a scandal explodes. by myself and in dreadful threat, Elizabeth is threatened via supporters of her half-sister, Mary, who needs to determine England go back to Catholicism. She is additionally heavily wondered by way of the king’s regency council because of her position within the line of succession. was once she nonetheless a virgin? was once there a toddler? Had she promised to marry Seymour?

Under strain, Elizabeth indicates the shrewdness and spirit she could later be recognized for. She survives the scandal, yet Thomas Seymour isn't really so fortunate. The “Seymour Scandal” led Elizabeth and her advisers to create of the character of the Virgin Queen.

On listening to of Seymour’s beheading, Elizabeth saw, “This day died a guy of a lot wit, and extremely little judgment.” His destiny remained along with her. She could by no means enable her center to rule her head again.

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My Teenage Dream Ended

By Farrah Abraham

“I obtained off the telephone and that i attempted to cool down, yet my brain used to be racing.  Derek was once the daddy of the infant i used to be sporting within me.  He used to be my past love, my in basic terms real love. We hadn’t spoken in additional than months, yet crazily I had nonetheless was hoping we had a destiny together—me, him, and our child, as one chuffed family.  It’s each teenage girl’s dream, isn’t it?  You meet a boy, you fall in love, after which at some point you have got a kinfolk and become older jointly, fortunately ever after.”

Fans of MTV’s seriously acclaimed hit sequence, teenager mother, have Farrah Abraham’s tumultuous lifestyles as a unmarried youngster mother.  Her fiery, relentless spirit, and her unwavering dedication to getting the simplest out of existence for herself and her daughter Sophia even with all of the drama consistently surrounding her have made her a loved big name and media sensation.  Now, during this unflinching, now and then heartbreaking, memoir, Farrah finds the tricky fact in regards to the existence that hasn’t been visible on tv.

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Unsettled Matters: The Life & Death of Bruce Lee

By Tom Bleecker

One in every of the major experts on Bruce Lee at the present time, Tom Bleecker not just expert privately with Lee, however the shared quite a few mutual acquaintances within the martial arts group in addition to the Hollywood movie undefined. additionally, Bleecker coauthored with Bruce's window Linda Lee The Bruce Lee tale, which served because the resource fabric for MCA Universal's movie Dragon.

Unsettled issues is the results of over 4 years of excessive investigative examine that led the writer from the again alleys of Hong Kong to imprecise court docket records exposed in la and Seattle. examine the stunning fact concerning the existence and dying of martial arts icon Bruce Lee. become aware of why either the writer and this booklet corporation were threatened with immense civil complaints if we dare post the contents of this book.

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