By S. C. Gwynne

From the writer of the prize-winning New York occasions bestseller Empire of the summer season Moon comes an exhilarating account of how Civil struggle normal Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a good and tragic American hero.

Stonewall Jackson has lengthy been a determine of legend and romance. up to anybody within the accomplice pantheon, even Robert E. Lee, he embodies the romantic Southern inspiration of the virtuous misplaced reason. Jackson is usually thought of, with out argument, one in every of our country’s maximum army figures. His brilliance on the paintings of struggle tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union excessive command in knots and threatened the final word good fortune of the Union armies. Jackson’s strategic options shattered the normal knowledge of the way struggle used to be waged; he was once thus far prior to his time that his recommendations will be studied generations into the future.

In April 1862 Jackson was once in basic terms one other accomplice common in a military combating what a wasting reason. by way of June he had engineered maybe the best army crusade in American background and was once the most recognized males within the Western international. He had, in addition, given the accomplice reason what it had lately lacked—hope—and struck worry into the hearts of the Union.

Rebel Yell is written with the speedily bright narrative that's Gwynne’s hallmark and is wealthy with conflict lore, biographical element, and severe clash among old figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s deepest existence, together with the lack of his younger cherished first spouse and his regimented own conduct. It strains Jackson’s tremendous twenty-four-month profession within the Civil battle, the interval that encompasses his upward push from obscurity to repute and legend; his beautiful influence at the process the struggle itself; and his tragic loss of life, which prompted either North and South to grieve the lack of a awesome American hero.

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A simultaneous Spanish-language version, initially translated for classic by
Nina Torres-Vidal

In her new memior, the acclaimed writer of When i used to be Puerto Rican maintains the riveting chronicle of her life.

"Negi," as Santiago's relatives affectionately calls her, leaves rural Macun in 1961 to stay in a three-bedroom tenement house with seven siblings, and inquisitive grandmother, and a strict mom who will not permit her thus far. At 13, Negi yearns for her personal mattress, for privateness, and her father, who is still in Puerto Rico. Translating for Mami on the welfare workplace within the morning, starring as Cleopatra at New York's acting Arts highschool within the afternoon, and dancing salsa all evening, she additionally seeks to discover stability among being an American and Puerto Rican. while Negi defies her mom by way of occurring a sequence of dates, she unearths that independence brings challenges.

At as soon as a universally poignant coming-of-age story and a heartfelt immigrant's tale, Almost a Woman is Santiago's effective trip into womanhood.

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By Jordan Belfort

Now an incredible movie directed by means of Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio

By day he made millions of greenbacks a minute. through evening he spent it as quick as he may possibly, on medicines, intercourse, and overseas globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 lodge tab, to the spouse and children ready at domestic, and the fast-talking, hard-partying younger stockbrokers who known as him king and did his bidding, right here, in his personal inimitable phrases, is the tale of the ill-fated genius they known as . . .


In the Nineteen Nineties Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the infamous funding enterprise Stratton Oakmont, turned one of many such a lot notorious names in American finance: a super, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild experience out of the canyons of Wall highway and right into a monstrous workplace on big apple. Now, during this wonderful and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a narrative of greed, strength, and extra that nobody may well invent.

seemingly the prototype for the movie Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont became microcap making an investment right into a wickedly profitable online game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out agents browbeat consumers into inventory buys that have been sure to earn obscene profits—for the home. yet an insatiable urge for food for debauchery, questionable strategies, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe fashion designer named Steve Madden may land Belfort on either side of the legislations and right into a harrowing darkness all his own.

From the stormy courting Belfort shared along with his model-wife as they ran a madcap family that integrated teenagers, a full-time employees of 22, a couple of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere—even because the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them—to the unbridled hedonism of his place of work existence, here's the intense tale of a standard man who went from hustling Italian ices at 16 to creating hundreds and hundreds of hundreds of thousands. until eventually all of it got here crashing down . . .

Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street

“Raw and often hilarious.”The manhattan Times
“A rollicking story of [Jordan Belfort’s] upward push to riches as head of the notorious boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . facts that there are certainly moment acts in American lives.”Forbes
“A go among Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”The Sunday instances (London)
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, actual as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition.

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By Kyle Boelte

At age thirty, Kyle Boelte unearths himself dwelling in San Francisco, the place the summer season fog blows inland off the sea and the panorama adjustments second to second. Amidst this ever-changing sea of fog, Boelte struggles to recollect his brother Kris, who dedicated suicide within the family's Denver domestic whilst Boelte used to be simply thirteen.

In this remarkable debut, Boelte units up a twin narrative: one investigates San Francisco's weather to give an explanation for the technological know-how at the back of the omnipresent fog; one other explores Boelte's reminiscence in addition to letters, notes, newspaper articles, and different artifacts that inform the tale of his brother's brief existence and eventual suicide.

Weaving a posh and interesting tale from own, historic and environmental threads, Boelte's look for which means takes him to more than a few unforeseen locations: from San Francisco Bay circa 1901, whilst fog was once answerable for many times sinking steamships, to a cavernous scientific library the place he reports the awful info of asphyxiation and demise by means of striking; from the redwood forests the place scientists are actually studying approximately fog's skill to maintain lifestyles, to a beat-up cardboard field containing thoughts of his long-dead brother.

The appealing Unseen is as a lot a meditation on experiencing loss at an early age because it is a examine of the impermanence of reminiscence, the technological know-how of fog and the historical past of San Francisco.

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By Ted Morgan

“Almost indecently readable . . . captures [Burroughs’s] harmful strength, his ferocious pessimism, and the renegade brilliance of his style.”―Vogue

With a brand new preface in addition to a last bankruptcy on William S. Burroughs’s final years, the acclaimed Literary Outlaw is the single latest complete biography of a unprecedented determine. Anarchist, heroin addict, alcoholic, and wonderful author, Burroughs used to be the shopper saint of the Beats. His avant-garde masterpiece Naked Lunch shook up the literary international with its photo descriptions of drug abuse and illicit sex―and ended in a landmark ultimate courtroom ruling on obscenity. Burroughs persevered to revolutionize literature with novels like The tender Machine and to surprise with the occasions in his existence, comparable to the unintended capturing of his spouse, which haunted him until eventually his demise. Ted Morgan captures the guy, his paintings, and his friends―Allen Ginsberg and Paul Bowles between them―in this riveting tale of an iconoclast. 18 pictures

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By Richard Kohler

Jean Piaget used to be one of many nice thinkers of the 20 th century. His effect on developmental psychology, schooling and epistemology has been huge, immense. this article undertakes a reconstruction of the contexts and highbrow improvement of Piaget's a variety of texts within the wide-ranging fields of biology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, baby psychology, social psychology, theology, common sense, epistemology and education.

Richard Kohler reconstructs the customarily neglected theological foundation of Piaget's theories and analyses the impact this had upon some of the parts of his examine and reflections, rather in terms of schooling.

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By Chris Stewart, Gerald Brenan

Among 1920 and 1934, Gerald Brenan lived within the distant Spanish village of Yegen and South of Granada depicts his time there, vividly evoking the essence of his rural atmosphere and the Spanish lifestyle ahead of the Civil struggle. the following he portrays the landscapes, fairs and folk-lore of the Sierra Nevada, the rivalries, romances and courtship rituals, village customs, superstitions and characters. interesting info emerge, from reasonable brothels to archaeological is still, besides visits from Brenan's pals from the Bloomsbury staff -- Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf between them. a professional, dependent and sympathetic, this can be a wealthy account of Spain's vanished earlier.

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By Paolo Hewitt

Among 1994 and 1996, song author Paolo Hewitt spent the better a part of his lifestyles at the street with Oasis, within the U.K., Europe and the USA. He got here again with stories that may cement the leg/of the brawling, effing, hedonistic, charismatic, confessional and terribly gifted Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, and their group.

Hewitt is a unprecedented and perceptive fly-on-the-wall throughout the band’s annoying upward push to the peak in their powers, as their first albums are published to the type of pleasure scarcely obvious in British rock song because the sixties.

Hewitt takes the Gallaghers’ tale correct again to their parents’ roots in eire, and the descriptions of Noel and Liam’s childhoods in working-class Manchester demonstrate the seeds in their decision to make Oasis the strength it became.

Getting excessive is an illuminating, humorous, occasionally surprising reminder of the way sizeable a band can get, and the way quick the madness units in. Oasis have this present day offered in way over 70 million files world wide. Hewitt's intimate account of this explosive and liked band, of their top, is a rock vintage and a riveting narrative.


‘Paolo is the single individual to discuss what it was once like at the highway with us simply because he’s been there. He’s been there, he’s noticeable it, he’s performed it.’ NOEL GALLAGHER

‘Top read.’ MELODY MAKER

‘Unlimited entry to all parts of the Oasis bandwagon is the ace up this biography’s sleeve.’ Q

‘10/10 – occasionally you get what you pay for.’ ESQUIRE

‘By adopting a fly-on-the-wall technique and writing Oasis’s tale as if it have been a singular instead of a directly biography, he succeeds in interesting, informing and infrequently placing you contained in the head of the Gallagher brothers.’ scorching PRESS

‘In Getting excessive we catch up with to the genuine Oasis, no longer the tabloid fancies, the track press stereotypes of Noel the genius, Liam the wanker and 3 different blokes who don’t count number. Hewitt paints an engrossing and uplifting portrait of 1 of crucial bands of the decade.’ THE notice AND ISSUE

‘Getting excessive is refreshingly good written’ overall GUITAR

‘Compelling drama’ MANCHESTER night NEWS

‘If you just purchase one ebook approximately Oasis, then make certain it’s this one.’ FHM

‘This well-researched tome chronicles many a pivotal second in Oasis’s heritage and is stuffed with lots of ribald anecdotes.’ NME

‘Head and shoulders above any other Oasis ebook. I hated completing it lots I learn it again.’ IRVINE WELSH

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By Jane Leavy

Award-winning activities author Jane Leavy follows her New York Times runaway bestseller Sandy Koufax with the definitive biography of baseball icon Mickey Mantle. The mythical Hall-of-Fame outfielder used to be a countrywide hero in the course of his record-setting profession with the recent York Yankees, yet public revelations of alcoholism, infidelity, and family members strife badly tarnished the ballplayer's recognition in his latter years. In The final Boy, Leavy plumbs the depths of the complicated athlete, utilizing copious first-hand examine in addition to her personal stories, to teach why The Mick is still the main cherished and misunderstood Yankee slugger of all time.

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By Dax Riner

Born into poverty in, Brazil, Pel fell in love with football at a tender age. by the point he was once simply fifteen, Pel had joined a certified group. This used to be the start of an extended occupation. Pel grew to become a world famous person whose identify was once synonymous with football. His reputation allowed him to elevate understanding of his liked online game world wide.

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