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Not Fade Away

Author : Laurence Shames
ISBN : 1579546889
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicles the life of the founder of Liberty Media, from his protests against the Vietnam War and his jam sessions with Sha Na Na through his work as a political consultant and businessman and his battle against cancer.

Not Fade Away

Author : Laurence Shames
ISBN : 006073731X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Some people are born to lead and destined to teach by the example of living life to the fullest, and facing death with uncommon honesty and courage. Peter Barton was that kind of person. Driven by the ideals that sparked a generation, he became an overachieving Everyman, a risk-taker who showed others what was possible. Then, in the prime of his life — hugely successful, happily married, and the father of three children — Peter faced the greatest of all challenges. Diagnosed with cancer, he began a journey that was not only frightening and appalling but also full of wonder and discovery. With unflinching candor and even surprising humor, Not Fade Away finds meaning and solace in Peter’s confrontation with mortality. Celebrating life as it dares to stare down death, Peter's story addresses universal hopes and fears, and redefines the quietly heroic tasks of seeking clarity in the midst of pain, of breaking through to personal faith, and of achieving peace after bold and sincere questioning.

Not Fade Away

Author : Rebecca Alexander
ISBN : 9781592409419
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome Type III, Rebecca Alexander has been losing her sight and hearing since she was a child and was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by thirty. Now, at thirty-five, with only a sliver of sight and significantly deteriorated hearing, she is a psychotherapist with two masters' degrees. Not Fade Away shares Rebecca's extraordinary story; it is by turns harrowing, funny and inspiring.

How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

Author : Mohsin Hamid
ISBN : 9781101603789
Genre : Fiction
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"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good." –Alan Cheuse, NPR "Marvelous and moving." –TIME Magazine From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, coming March 2017, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Not Fade Away

Author : John Gribbin
ISBN : 9781848313842
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 3 February 1959. Although this was less than two years after Holly's first hit record, Don McLean described this as 'the day the music died.' But Sonny Curtis, Holly's friend and musical colleague, told us that the music didn't die, because 'Buddy Holly lives every time you play rock'n'roll.' Fifty years after Holly's death, his lasting influence is clear; a musical based on his life seems set to run for longer than his lifetime and artists as diverse as Blink 182 and Bob Dylan call him an inspiration.The Beatles chose That'll Be the Day by Buddy's group The Crickets as their first attempt at recording, as well as taking the idea for their name. Clearly, the music didn't die!John Gribbin, an ardent fan since he was twelve, presents this labour of love written in the spirit of Sonny Curtis' lyric, as a celebration of Holly's all too brief life, and as an introduction,for all those not around in 1959, to the man and his astonishing musical legacy. "Not Fade Away" also includes - uniquely - a full and detailed account of every Holly recording session, which any Buddy fan will devour.

A Life Well Lived

Author : Ernest Glaser
ISBN : 1548618330
Genre : Holocaust survivors
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A Life Well Lived tells of a Jewish youngster growing up in Germany, the family's last minute escape before the Holocaust to Shanghai and wartime experiences in a Ghetto under Japanese authorities; all of it followed by a Horatio Alger story in the United States. In the telling of his experiences the author also explores the rise of Hitler and reasons leading up to the Second Word War. Of his life in the United States the author tells an interesting story of his rise to a corporate presidency, his involvement in various communal affairs and charities while raising a family with a wife he adored.

Moth Smoke

Author : Mohsin Hamid
ISBN : 9781101617694
Genre : Fiction
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Available for the first time from Riverhead—the debut novel from the bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Look out for Mohsin Hamid's next book, Exit West, coming March 2017 Moth Smoke, Mohsin Hamid’s deftly conceived first novel, immediately marked him as an uncommonly gifted and ambitious young literary talent to watch when it was published in 2000. It tells the story of Daru Shezad, who, fired from his banking job in Lahore, begins a decline that plummets the length of Hamid’s sharply drawn, subversive tale. Fast-paced and unexpected, Moth Smoke was ahead of its time in portraying a contemporary Pakistan far more vivid and complex than the exoticized images of South Asia then familiar to the West. It established Mohsin Hamid as an internationally important writer of substance and imagination and the premier Pakistani author of our time, a promise he has amply fulfilled with each successive book. This debut novel, meanwhile, remains as compelling and deeply relevant to the moment as when it appeared more than a decade ago.

I Seem To Be A Verb

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN : 1584235950
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Buckminster Fullers explorations as an architect, engineer, philosopher and futurist are extended into experimental book form through his collaboration with producer Jerome Agel and designer Quentin Fiore. I Seem to Be A Verbs utopian plans, clever insights and light-hearted musings rub elbows with revelatory and often jolting reminders that we are in motion, full of impulsive nerves, flowing blood and constant thought. This fun and challenging book is packed with images, dense layouts and narratives reading both front to back and in reverse. All this to remind us that we are verbs, not nouns! Buckminster Fuller was awarded 25 patents, invented the geodesic dome, the dymaxion car and was expelled from Harvard twice. I Seem to Be a Verb was originally published in 1970. I am convinced that creativity is a priori to the integrity of the universe and that life is regenerative and conformity meaningless. R. Buckminster Fuller.

Leadership And Self Deception

Author : Arbinger Institute
ISBN : 9781427087867
Genre : Self-Help
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This edition tackles the issue of self-deception and provides methodologies to help people overcome it.

Not Fade Away

Author : Alan Heeks
ISBN : 154474112X
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Not Fade Away: Staying happy when you're over 64! is the new book by resilience writer Alan Heeks, offering guidance to the baby boomer generation for enjoying their vintage years, and growing through the tough parts of getting older. Now 69, Alan is deeply engaged with the issues in this new book. Alan Heeks says: "The late sixties and beyond are a landmark: a good time to choose what you want from the years ahead, and take stock of the story so far. This short, practical book offers simple guidelines to find your bearings and make sense of the sixties and seventies. This is a time of big transition, potentially a time of new freedom. But it's also a time for facing challenges, which is why navigating your way forward skilfully at this age is so important. The book will also be a helpful guide for those in their fifties, offering inspiration and helpful foresight for the road ahead." With chapter titles named after iconic Sixties songs - from Good Vibrations and All Along the Watchtower to My Generation and Sunshine of Your Love - Not Fade Away is arranged in three main sections. 'Finding your Gifts' helps you appreciate the good things in your life, add to them, and make the best of your resources. With advice on silver dating, friendships, family dynamics and different kinds of communities and groups, it also shares advice on finding more meaning and purpose and provides ideas for creating fresh adventures. 'Digging the Challenges' contains guidance and resources for dealing with difficulties such as failing health, fears of growing older, and grieving lost loved ones, and shares positive ways to meet your financial needs. And finally, 'Fresh Maps', complete with advice from a range of role models, provides insights for changing unhelpful patterns and for becoming a 'wise elder', and shares useful hints, forecasts and opportunities for the decade ahead. All proceeds from the book will be donated to the charity Action for Happiness www.actionforhappiness.org/. Not Fade Away also explores what we can learn from the spirit of the Sixties. With so many music and movie stars from the era still vibrant and performing at 70 plus - from Mick Jagger and Judi Dench to Terence Stamp and Judy Collins - what can we learn from their journey through the decades, and how the Sixties shaped them? Alan Heeks says: "One benefit of these uncertain times we live in is that patterns and precedents are breaking down, so we're more free to suit ourselves. There are people starting families and big new projects in their seventies; there are people relishing a quieter, slower pace; and there are people facing death or major illness. Whatever you're facing, believe that you have more choices, more resources and more support than you imagine. Trust that life is inviting you to find your way. I hope you'll find Not Fade Away a useful resource in that process, shining a light on your best way forward." Julie Felix, the 1960's folk star, endorses Alan's book: "I feel lucky to have been part of the Sixties. I feel lucky to still be singing what Bob Marley calls "these songs of freedom." And in the autumn of my years I'm glad I can reach out and find a song to sing. Growing old is a challenge and Alan's book can make the journey less daunting and more fun."

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