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Gibbon

by James Morison

Edward Gibbon was born at Putney, near London, on 27th April in the year 1737. After the reformation of the calendar his birthday became the 8th of May. He was the eldest of a family of seven children; but his five brothers and only sister all died in early infancy, and he could remember in after life his sister alone, whom he also regretted.He is at some pains in his Memoirs to show the length and quality of his pedigree, which he traces back to the times of the Second and Third Edwards. Noting the fact, we pass on to a nearer ancestor, his grandfather, who seems to have been a person of considerable energy of character and business talent. He made a large fortune, which he lost in the South-Sea Scheme, and then made another before his death. He was one of the Commissioners of Customs, an...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Historical, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
1 review

A Case Study: Oliver Sacks, MD Interviewed

by David Hellerstein

Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and other titles is interviewed by noted physician-writer David Hellerstein, MD. The interview, from 1990, captures Sacks's spirit and philosophy as Dr. Hellerstein meets him at his home on City Island, Bronx, NY, and accompanies the imaginative, eccentric and philosophically unique Dr. Sacks as he sees patients with baffling neurological symptoms in a Bronx nursing home....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Health & Fitness, Disorders & Diseases, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 14 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 March 2017 onward  

Married to the Game: The real story of Lydia Harris

by Lydia Harris

In a nutshell, this is a very important and interesting title. Rare is the story and rare are the characters involved. Lydia Harris tells a remarkable story which is simultaneously sad and encouraging. Hearing her speak of her dealings in the music business I couldn't help but think of and ultimately compare her with another pioneering business woman. The personality and accomplishments of Mrs. Harris are remarkably similar to those of Effa Manley "The Queen of Negro League baseball." Like Mrs. Manley, Lydia Harris entered a male dominated field and successfully made her mark. Both overcame rumors and inuendo to leave a lasting legacy sprinkled with class and glamour.As for her husband Michael Ray Harris, much has been written but little if any of it focuses on the remarkable legitimate ca...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 97 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
22 reviews

Van Gogh in Peppers: a self-portrait of Male Depression

by Christopher Scott Downing and Steven Hanley PhD

"Gritty, visceral, and freaking hilarious."
Van Gogh in Peppers will help you begin your own conversation about depression, a wide-spread, secretive disease that needs to be discussed. Because men are hurting themselves. They are hurting their families. They are hurting those who care. And that needs to stop.
"Memoir with a purpose."
Van Gogh in Peppers not only serves the man struggling to cope with his condition but also his loved ones trying to understand him. It can help identify the man who, rather than appearing depressed, is hell-bent on destroying everything around him. Identifying the possibility of Major Depressive Disorder is the difficult first step toward seeking the help he deserves.
"Love, booze, & retail: the perfect, modern setting to resurrect the ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Health & Fitness, Mental Health
Size: 271 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

The Bigamist and Womanizer (Memoirs of a Bigamist's Daughter)

by Belinda Vasquez Garcia and Belinda Austin

A bigamist's daughter, Award Winning novelist, Belinda Vasquez Garcia, shares the true stories of her outrageous father.

THE BIGAMIST - A true tale of love and deceit.

Belinda's father lied to her mother about being a single man, making Belinda and her siblings bastards, and their mother a fool. With an eighth grade education and no skills to support her four children, Andrea Austin was trapped in a bigamous marriage where there could never be a divorce from Joe's first wife, a staunch Catholic.

THE WOMANIZER – A true story of serial adultery.

Belinda’s parents moved to the Los Angeles area to try and make her sister a child star. Her father, Joe, sometimes vanishes for weeks to live with various girlfriends. When Belinda is born in...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 154 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Dickens

by Adolphus Ward

At the close of a letter addressed by Dickens to his friend John Forster, but not to be found in the English editions of the Life, the writer adds to his praises of the biography of Goldsmith these memorable words: I desire no better for my fame, when my personal dustiness shall be past the control of my love of order, than such a biographer and such a critic. Dickens was a man of few close friendships his breast he said, would not hold many people but, of these friendships, that with Forster was one of the earliest, as it was one of the most enduring. To Dickens, at least, his future biographer must have been the embodiment of two qualities rarely combined in equal measure discretion and candour. In literary matters his advice was taken almost as often as it was given, and nearly every pr...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
35 reviews

Taylor Swift: The Whole Story FREE SAMPLER

by Chas Newkey-Burden

INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER: The Wit and Wisdom of Taylor SwiftThe first 2 chapters from the full story of Taylor Swift’s stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who’s taking over the world.A small-town girl with an incredible talent, and the strength to realise her dream, Taylor has grown into an award-winning, chart-topping artist and worldwide star, as well as a strong and stylish woman. But how did she get there? And what lies in store for her in the future?From childhood dreams of a musical future in Pennsylvania, to determined and budding teen musician with a trademark she’s stayed faithful to ever since: honest lyrics about real-life events; her fight to be taken seriously in the music industry, through to the rewards of ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
12 reviews

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Leonardo da VinciCreativity is in our bones. It is found in our very DNA, something not known to Leonardo da Vinci or anyone else who lived in his day and time. All he did was to uncover the hidden genius which lay within himself, and he used that inner genius to the very best of his abilities. Leonardo da Vinci is best known for some of the world's most masterful paintings, but he was so much more than merely another artist with paints and brushes. Born to a peasant woman in 1452, Leonardo would go on to astound the world he lived in with his artistry and his inventions.Inside you will read about...✓ Early Beginnings and the Italian Renaissance✓ Leonardo's Personal Life✓ Leonardo's Artistic Beginnings✓ Early Paintings 1480s-1490s✓ Paintings of the 16th Century✓ Scientific Stud...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2017 onward  

Paola Scibilia Italy

by Paola Scibilia

Biography of Paola Scibilia...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

How to Be A Pop Star

by Madison Moore and Thought Catalog

Olivia Redmond is a London-based singer with a keen eye for style and a pout that just won’t quit. All she’s ever wanted is to be a singer, and believe me, the girl can sing. At the age of 16 young Olivia was a member of SoundGirl, a three-piece female band that recorded teenage anthems about boys and heartbreak and even opened for Justin Bieber. But when the group split up in April 2012, a story as common as any in the music business, Olivia decided instead of just giving up and taking the easy road, she would go solo and pursue her dream of a solo career.  Introducing Liv. Popular culture as we know it would crash and burn without the pop star, that over-the-top and often enigmatic figure of the music industry who makes music to confirm our emotions and identities and to soundtrack...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 34 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
22 reviews

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story: Free Sampler

by Victor Bockris

‘A triumph’ - Time OutTransformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Reed story.Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update of Bockris’s classic biography.Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story follows the great songwriter and singer through the series of transformations that define each period of his fifty year career. It opens with the teenage electroshock treatments that dominated his memories of childhood and never stops revealing layer after layer of this complex and often anguished artist and man. Transformer is based on Lou’s collaborations with the hardest and most romantic artists of his times, fro...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.90 / 5
16 reviews

The Stoic: A biography of Seneca (Illustrated)

by Francis Caldwell Holland

Fabulous wealth, literary fame, exile, an amazing come back to the height of political power and a tragic ending – the life of Lucius Annaeus Seneca - aka Seneca the Younger or simply Seneca – is one of the great untold stories of Ancient Rome. In The Stoic, Francis Holland presents a riveting portrait of the prolific but mysterious Roman statesman and philosopher whose works - especially Letters from a Stoic, Dialogues and On the Shortness of Life - remain popular and vital two thousand years later.

Modern followers of Stoicism, the immortal ancient philosophy so eloquently espoused by Seneca, will glean new insight into the influences and events that shaped the most famous Stoic’s mind.

*Kindle version includes illustrations.
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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 109 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 March 2017 onward  

New York State of Mind 1.0 (Behind the Music Tales Book 7)

by Harris Rosen

New York State of Mind 1.0 is the complimentary introduction to the Behind the Music Tales series. Behind the Music Tales is a book series that captures the mood and the feel of the energy that surged through music in the 90s and 2000s. It presents exclusive original interviews as a honest record direct from the authentic creative forces, transcribed from the original interview recording. It is a dis- tinct historical document as close to the truth as one can get.New York State of Mind 1.0 features 1992 and 1993 in-person interviews with Intelligent Hoodlum, Brand Nubian, and Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. Each contributed to and furthered Hip-Hop in their own unique manner. The title pays homage to the Nas song “N.Y. State of Mind” off his classic 1994 album, Illmatic, pro- duced by DJ Prem...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 132 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)

by Sara Suleri Goodyear

Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity—in their elegiac immediacy—to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences—relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and ’70s. In the two selections presented here, “Excellent Things in Women” and “Meatless Days,” we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood—with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

So Lonesome: Hank Williams and the Creation of Country Music (Chicago Shorts)

by Richard A. Peterson

Hank Williams (1923–53) was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as the most important country music artist of all time, creator of an unforgettable sound and persona that helped to define the genre from its infancy and beyond. Though unable to read or notate music to any substantive degree, Williams recorded 11 number one hits between 1948 and 1953, which carried him to music’s mainstream and left an enduring legacy. In So Lonesome, Richard A. Peterson captures the free-wheeling entrepreneurial spirit of an era gone by, when the Grand Ole Opry put Nashville’s star on the map, while detailing how Williams came to fame and helped launch country music both during his life and after his death. More than just a history of the music and one of its most celebrated performers...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 March 2017 onward  

The Incident at Naples (Chicago Shorts)

by Francis Steegmuller

Born in Australia, novelist Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair with the city, in which the Naples of Pliny, Gibbon, and Auden constantly became reanimated by new experiences, as Hazzard was joined in her travels by her husband, the editor and critic Francis Steegmuller. In The Incident at Naples, a classic essay first published by the New Yorker, Steegmuller recollects on how he was, as a tourist to the city, robbed and injured and then treated in a series of hospitals. What can The Incident at Naples teach us? A town shadowed by both the symbol and the reality of Vesuvius can never fail to acknowledge the essential precariousness of life—nor, as Hazzard and Steegmuller d...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 March 2017 onward  

The Art of Backscratching in Chicago: Driving with Ed McElroy (Chicago Shorts)

by Neil Steinberg

“Ed McElroy, clear of eye, sound of mind, and eighty-three years of age . . . guides his black Cadillac down Halsted Street.” So begins longtime Chicago journalist Neil Steinberg’s nuanced homage to Ed McElroy: an old-school, behind-the-scenes backscratcher who has driven the rich, powerful, and well-connected around the city, doing favors and calling them in, for decades. Helping a young Steinberg understand the city, McElroy and his take on how a Mayor’s son gets to be Mayor and how a wily up-and-comer marries the daughter of a powerful alderman and later becomes governor would enthrall even the most seasoned Chicagoan. In this drive around town and through time, Steinberg ultimately serves up audacious and funny anecdotes about how it helps to stay connected, to know a guy, and ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 March 2017 onward  

Resignation Letter (An Unfortunately True Short Story)

by T. A. Moorman

The first in a serial series of non-fiction short stories of a life that has seen too much heartbreak. Loving someone isn’t easy. Accepting the one you love may not love you back is even more difficult. Step into a world where more nightmares live than dreams. Sometimes, real life has even more drama than the most popular of soap operas....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 18 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2017 onward  

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