Of This Earth: A Mennonite Boyhood in the Boreal Forest

2007 | 391 Pages | ISBN: 0676977537 | EPUB | 4 MB

A beautiful, moving memoir of a boy's coming of age, infused with a deep love of the land, from one of Canada's most cherished and acclaimed writers.

In Of This Earth, Rudy Wiebe gives vivid life again to the vanished world of Speedwell, Saskatchewan, an isolated, poplar-forested, mostly Mennonite community

Franz Schubert and His World free ebook

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Franz Schubert and His World

English | ISBN: 0691163790, 0691163804 | 2014 | PDF | 384 pages | 68 MB

During his short lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797-1828) contributed to a wide variety of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to ambitious chamber pieces, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated documents in Franz Schubert and His World examine his compositions and ties to the Viennese cultu

Run or Die: The Inspirational Memoir of the World's Greatest Ultra-Runner

ISBN: 1937715094 | 2013 | EPUB | 208 pages | 2 MB

An exceptional athlete. A dominating force. An extraordinary person.

Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed, all before the age of

Emma Watson: The Biography free ebook

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Emma Watson: The Biography

2011 | ISBN: 1843583623 | ASIN: B00ADKFEK8 | English | 278 pages | EPUB | 1.3 MB 

She's Hollywood's highest-paid female star with millions of fans all over the world and she's barely out of her teens. Emma Watson's life has been an incredible story, one in which a girl whose parents divorced when she was very young ended up finding stability on a film set amo

Where Has Oprah Taken Us?: The Religious Influence of the World's Most Famous Woman by Stephen Mansfield

English | Oct 3, 2011 | ISBN: 1595553088 | 272 Pages | EPUB | 802 kb

New York Times best-selling author, Stephen Mansfield, traces the fascinating and influential life of Oprah Winfrey, profiling her quest for spiritual enlightenment?a well-publicized journey featuring a caravan of experts, mystics, and gurus?all claiming to have a prescription for inner peace and personal wel

Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

English | Dec 5, 2007 | ISBN: 0520252004, 0520252012 | 252 Pages | PDF | 1.2 MB

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) was one of jazz's greatest and most enigmatic figures. As a composer, pianist, and bandleader, Monk both extended the piano tradition known as Harlem stride and was at the center of modern jazz's creation during the 1940s, setting the stage for the experimentalism o

Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey free ebook

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Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey

English | Aug 25, 1983 | ISBN: 0870233343, 0870233947 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 2.2 MB

Briefly portrays the life of the influential blues singer, Ma Rainey, discusses the development of her music, and analyzes the theme of love in her music.

Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, Madness, and the Mob

English | Sep 16, 2008 | ISBN: 0061450669 | 288 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

Equal parts cultural history, celebrity biography, and brilliant investigative journalism, Deconstructing Sammy by Matt Birkbeck is a behind-the-scenes look at the disastrous fall of one of the brightest stars of Hollywood and Las Vegas: Sammy Davis, Jr. A member of the infamous Rat Pack, a compatriot of Frank Sin