Biographies category

With Dreams Still Green

Memoir and autobiography of a young child as he became aware of the world around him. Also contains poetry and photographs of sculptures created by the author.

published on 27-02-2020 - 16 views
The Extraordinary Life Of An Ordinary "Baby Boomer"

I was born in Chicago in 1948. I had compiled stories of actual situations I was involved in as a College Student in 1968 (Democratic Convention). Affairs of a s-e-x-ual nature. Followed by accounts of the 2 years I spent as the roadie and live sound mixer for a Chicago Rock Group The Flock who took me where the action was where I tell the encounters I had with Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll. The famous and the infamous; more s-e-x-ual encounters, the strange and unusual, the rich and the Famous. Followed by the unusual life I led after the group broke up until I got married at the age of 30. Basically, we are talking about being at the right place at the right time and befriending the Super Stars of the time and future. All from the position of looking back and my memories of the times and the "Counter Culture" that arose from it.

published on 27-02-2020 - 2 views
Let Sleeping Lions Lie

A collection of real life drama anecdotes from colonial life during the 1950's and 60's in Central Africa. The book is written in real time today with 'flash backs' to amusing and/or terrifying events in the writer's past. Stories go from getting trapped down a deep pothole with five dead bodies, to facing the formidable Cape Buffalo. The writer has danced with a bull elephant, caught a crocodile with a fishing rod, swum with Hippos and been charged by a leopard. The follow up to Let Sleeping Lions Lie, WILD GRASS, will be available soon.

published on 27-02-2020 - 8 views
The Hooligans of Kandahar

During the peak years of the Afghanistan War, a group of soldiers is dropped by helicopter into the remote mountains outside of Kandahar City. Mismanaged and overlooked by command, how they survive is largely up to them. In the birthplace of the Taliban, some men lose their sanity, others their humanity. They are The Hooligans. Written in the months and years following his deployment, Joseph Kassabian recounts his time in the isolated and dangerous country of Afghanistan. Pulling no punches, The Hooligans of Kandahar is a sobering, saddening, and often sarcastic first-hand account of America's War on Terror.

published on 27-02-2020 - 2 views
The Power of Us: Evolving Women One at a Time

The Power of Us is a real life journey through many times and spaces; past, present, and future. It tells the stories of the women of the sacred circle and how they reappeared in the life of one of their first apprentices, a woman who has forgotten their teachings, submerged in the illusions of the world. It invites women to embark in the pilgrimage of awakening, reclaiming their divine being, carving a new path of acceptance, self-love, and heart centered service to the world.

published on 27-02-2020 - 8 views
Amma's Daughters

As a precocious young girl, Surekha knew very little about the details of her mother Amma’s unusual past and that of Babu, her mysterious and sometimes absent father. The tense, uncertain family life created by her parents’ distant and fractious marriage and their separate ambitions informs her every action and emotion. Then one evening, in a moment of uncharacteristic transparency and vulnerability, Amma tells Surekha and her older sister Didi of the family tragedy that changed the course of her life. Finally, the daughters begin to understand the source of their mother’s deep commitment to the Indian nationalist movement and her seemingly unending willingness to sacrifice in the name of that pursuit. In this re-memory based on the published and unpublished work of Amma and Surekha, Meenal Shrivastava, Surekha’s daughter, uncovers the history of the female foot soldiers of Gandhi’s national movement in the early twentieth century. As Meenal weaves these written accounts together with archival research and family history, she gives voice and honour to the hundreds of thousands of largely forgotten or unacknowledged women who, threatened with imprisonment for treason and sedition, relentlessly and selflessly gave toward the revolution.

published on 27-02-2020 - 7 views
Glimpses of Autobiography

I had collected a few events and occurrences of my growing years thinking that those would find a place in my autobiography. As my life has not yet given me enough material to write one, and these bits of memory might find a the path to oblivion, I thought of presenting these as the glimpses, of that book, if ever I happen to write! I know, autobiography cannot be a natural destination for me, having neither been a rare specimen of my generation nor a captivating figure to make my story worthy of recall, let alone a life replete with achievements where reminiscences flourish. But I find myself singularly lucky to have had the association, be it as parents, relatives or elders, or allies, enemies, or peers, with greatly remarkable and distinctive personalities, each of them, an epic in one's own right. Rather than meeting the main character of a telling story, I offer you all a unique opportunity of listening to the uncommon anecdotes hoarded by a common man, who, as that label would suggest, likes to remain faceless.

published on 27-02-2020 - 6 views
The Little Yellow Bowl

I document my eighteen and a half years lived with a wild robin in 74 pages of pictures and story. His mischief entertained me, his loyalty endeared him to me, his death still grieves me.

published on 27-02-2020 - 4 views
Blood, Sweat & Tea

Back in 2003, an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) working for the London Ambulance Service began writing a blog. It turned into this book. Hold tight and get ready for fast-paced, graphic accounts of the daily life of an EMT on the busy streets of London. It's funny and heartwarming yet tragic and profound in parts, reflecting the realities of providing emergency services in an inner-city Back in 2003, an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) working for the London Ambulance Service began writing a blog. It turned into this book. Back in 2003, an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) working for the London Ambulance Service began writing a blog. It turned into this book. Hold tight and get ready for fast-paced, graphic accounts of the daily life of an EMT on the busy streets of London. It's funny and heartwarming yet tragic and profound in parts, reflecting the realities of providing emergency services in an inner-city environment.

published on 21-02-2020 - 39 views
Out of the Box

Early Life: Elementary School In my early life, I was very much inside the box. I didn't step out until later during my psychiatric training when I saw how cruel psychiatry can be. I learned two lessons in elementary school that are worth passing down. I worked hard and got good grades, which proved important, as I shall tell. I was not, and am not brilliant, so I had to work hard to get good grades. If you want good grades, or good anything, you have to apply yourself and work hard. The girls in my class were brilliant, worked hard and regularly got good grades. I was very impressed and inspired by them. The second lesson I learned is that the atmosphere of the school, or any organization, is created at the top. In my school, P.S. 105, the principal was Mrs. Goodwin, a dignified woman with whom the students, uniformly white and Jewish, could identify as a grandmother. She required the students to dress in green and white on Fridays. The boys had to wear white shirts and green ties, and the girls had to wear white blouses and green skirts, no pants allowed. Wearing uniforms one day a week helped the students to identify with each other and with the school. On Friday mornings, Mrs. Goodwin called assembly, over which she presided.

published on 21-02-2020 - 53 views
Lives of the Conjurers, Volume Two

The second volume of "Lives of the Conjurers" by Professor Solomon. This free ebook contains the biographies of sixteen exponents of their particular craft: ICARDINI He seemed bewildered by his own magic BLACKSTONE "The Last of the Great Magicians" LEON MANDRAKE He wore a turban or a top hat -- depending on the gig DUNNINGER Was it true that the renowned mindreader couldn't read the mind of a gnat? DAVENPORT BROTHERS Their spirit cabinet brought them fame. But were they mediums or magicians? PROFESSOR NEUMAN He had misread a mind -- and the police hauled him away! THE GREAT LESTER Did he have the exclusive rights to that name? GEORGES M?LI?S A magician who transformed himself into a filmmaker. CHARLIER No one knew where he came from -- or where he finally went. MAX MALINI He learned his trade as a youth, in a bar on the Bowery. MYRUS THE MENTALIST An ordinary fellow with extraordinary powers? JOHN CALVERT At the age of a hundred he was still performing. DE SARAK Was he a Tibetan adept, with psychic powers, or an egregious fraud?

published on 21-02-2020 - 46 views
Lives of the Conjurers, Volume One

Each chapter of "Lives of the Conjurers" is a biography of a notable magician, illusionist, prestidigitator, or fraudulent medium of the past. The masters of deception!

published on 21-02-2020 - 36 views
13 Years in America

The thought-provoking story of one woman's search for happiness and fulfilment in modern-day America. After moving to the United States from Canada in 1998, a free-spirited young woman rejects the status quo and embarks on a journey to discover what it means to be truly happy and fulfilled in the Land of Opportunity. Her 13-year search spans half a dozen states, a bunch of fearless adventures, and ever-increasing crises, divisions, turmoil, and discontent. Through it all, she holds on to her fearless pursuit of happiness and fulfilment against ever-decreasing odds. 13 Years in America is a moving personal journey and a sharp, hard look at the American Dream.

published on 21-02-2020 - 48 views
13 Years in America

The thought-provoking story of one woman's search for happiness and fulfilment in modern-day America. After moving to the United States from Canada in 1998, a free-spirited young woman rejects the status quo and embarks on a journey to discover what it means to be truly happy and fulfilled in the Land of Opportunity. Her 13-year search spans half a dozen states, a bunch of fearless adventures, and ever-increasing crises, divisions, turmoil, and discontent. Through it all, she holds on to her fearless pursuit of happiness and fulfilment against ever-decreasing odds. 13 Years in America is a moving personal journey and a sharp, hard look at the American Dream.

published on 21-02-2020 - 46 views
Walking to Rome

This book is a true story, it is unique to me, and the events explained in it are the way I saw them and from a perspective which I believe is honest and true. Some names may be changed for the sake of anonymity but the events will remain the same.

published on 21-02-2020 - 44 views
Aspie! My Life With Asperger’s Syndrome

I have read a lot of books about Asperger's Syndrome (AS), trying to get some idea of what's happening to me. I've also been looking for ideas about the way other people have coped with it, to see if any of it helps me. The greatest conclusion I've come to is that all Aspies are different. We all seem to react differently to having AS, we all seem to have different problems with it, we all seem to cope with the problems in different ways, we all seem to be so different that I sometimes wonder if we are all talking about the same thing! One of the problems that I have with most books about AS is that they are highly personal accounts of one person's experience. Rarely do the writers include information about other people's experience to help broaden the reader's understanding. While this approach is, perhaps, understandable, it does, at times, make the experiences recounted seem remote and too different from one's own to be relevant..

published on 21-02-2020 - 40 views
كتاب القوقعة (يوميات متلصص)

تسرد رواية القوقعة - يوميات متلصص يوميّات شاب أُلقي القبض عليه لدى وصوله إلى المطار عائداً إلى وطنه سوريا من فرنسا بعد الانتهاء من دراسة الإخراج السينمائي، وأمضى ما يزيد عن ثلاث عشرة سنة في السجون السورية دون أن يعرف التهمة الموجّهة إليه. وقد اعتقل الكاتب مصطفى خليفة ليس بسبب افكاره السياسية وانما بسبب تقرير كتبه عليه أحد زملائه في فرنسا.

published on 05-02-2020 - 62 views
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

The daring and restless mind, the integrity and simplicity of Darwin's character are revealed in this direct and personal account of his life—his family, his education, his explorations of the natural world, his religion and philosophy. Charles Darwin's Autobiography was first published in 1887, five years after his death. It was a bowdlerized edition: Darwin's family, attempting to protect his posthumous reputation, had deleted all the passages they considered too personal or controversial. Here you can enjoy the complete edition.

published on 30-01-2020 - 91 views
The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

published on 30-01-2020 - 108 views
Alain Souchon _ La vie en vrai

Souchon possède déjà cette universalité qui fait qu’il touche plusieurs couches de la société et émeut un public aussi bien féminin que masculin. Il y a beaucoup de féminité en lui, comme chez Depardieu ou Julien Clerc. Ce sont des hommes qui ont l’intelligence – ou l’humilité – de comprendre leur part de féminité, de l’accepter et de s’en servir…

published on 24-01-2020 - 71 views
Mylene Farmer, intime

Est-ce l’absence et le silence qui fabriquent les mythes d’au?ourd’hui ou bien un réel génie artistique innovant qui bouscule les modes ? Mylène Farmer réunit les deux. Ne forçant pas sa nature, elle a suivi son chemin en toute discrétion, créant une véritable légende moderne sans le savoir. Il faut retenir le vrai génie créatif qui, sous l’aile de son compagnon de cordée Laurent Boutonnat, a su se renouveler au fil des décennies tout en gardant son âme.

published on 18-01-2020 - 139 views
Shri Madhwa Naama

This Song is about Shri Madhwacharyaru by Shri Shripadarajaru, this is in kannada language, this song is Sung by Shri Putturu Narasimha Nayaka

published on 13-01-2020 - 137 views
The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

published on 06-01-2020 - 182 views
بعض من خفايا عائلة اسامة بن لادن

لم يكن سالم بن لادن يفرط في احتساء الخمر , إلا أنه كان يتناول رشفاتٍ من شمبانيا Dom Perignon . وفي القاهرة أجبر سالم بن لادن صديقه روبرت آرميتدج على العزف على الغيتار بينما غنى هو بصوته الأجش في حفل زفاف ابنة الرئيس المصري أنور السادات. كان سالم بن لادن يذهب إلى لوس أنجلوس بصفةٍ دورية على متن إحدى طائراته , و كانت عائلة بن لادن تقيم في فندق سيزار بالاس , و كان يلعب القمار و يحتسي الخمر. وخلال ساعات الظهيرة الطويلة في شهر رمضان , حيث يفترض فيه أن يكون صائماً و ممتنعاً عن التدخين , كان سالم بن لادن يتعمد التدخين بلا انقطاع , مشعلاً سيجارةً تلو الأخرى , كما كان يطلب من أخوته أن يقدموا له الطعام و القهوة , ولم يكن يتردد في تناول لحم الخنزير , بل كان يقول أنه شهي .

published on 31-12-2019 - 144 views
Messi biographie

Le top footballeur de tous le temps, à gange tous à sont histoire mais jamais réussir à gagner une coupe du monde avec sa nation Argentine.

published on 30-12-2019 - 227 views
Ronaldo CR7 biographie 2020

La légende CR7 portugais à ganger tous les coupe en équipe et sélection mais jamais gagné une coupe du monde avec sa sélection.

published on 30-12-2019 - 374 views
Biographie Ronaldinho 2020

La légende Ronaldinho brésilien, fc barcelona, top but marqué et récompense gagner à sa vie du footbleur professionnel.

published on 30-12-2019 - 333 views
Les mots

Les mots est le titre d'une autobiographie publiée par Jean-Paul Sartre en 1964 « J'ai commencé ma vie comme je la finirai sans doute : au milieu des livres. »

published on 09-12-2019 - 205 views