Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb
Author: François-René de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-02-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780141393131

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The most enjoyable, glamorous and gripping of all 19th-century autobiographies - a tumultuous account of France hit by wave after wave of revolutions Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb is the greatest and most influential of all French autobiographies - an extraordinary, highly entertaining account of a uniquely adventurous and frenzied life. Chateaubriand gives a superb narrative of the major events of his life - which spanned the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Era and the uneasy period that led up to the Revolution of 1830.

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb

Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb
Author: Francois Rene De Chateaubriand
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2014-02-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0141393122

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The most enjoyable, glamorous and gripping of all 19th-century autobiographies - a tumultuous account of France hit by wave after wave of revolutions Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb is the greatest and most influential of all French autobiographies - an extraordinary, highly entertaining account of a uniquely adventurous and frenzied life. Chateaubriand gives a superb narrative of the major events of his life - which spanned the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Era and the uneasy period that led up to the Revolution of 1830.

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave
Author: François-René de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2018-02-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781681371306

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Written over the course of four decades, Francois-ReneÅL de Chateaubriand’s epic autobiography has drawn the admiration of Baudelaire, Flaubert, Proust, Roland Barthes, Paul Auster, and W. G. Sebald. In this unabridged section of the Memoirs, spanning the years 1768 to 1800, Chateaubriand looks back on the already bygone world of his youth. He recounts the history of his aristocratic family and the first rumblings of the French Revolution. He recalls playing games on the beaches of Saint-Malo, wandering in the woods near his father’s castle in Combourg, hunting with King Louis XVI at Versailles, witnessing the first heads carried on pikes through the streets of Paris, meeting with George Washington in Philadelphia, and falling hopelessly in love with a young woman named Charlotte in the small Suffolk town of Bungay. The volume ends with Chateaubriand’s return to France after eight years of exile in England. In this new edition (the first unabridged translation of any portion of the Memoirs to be published in more than a century), Chateaubriand emerges as a writer of great wit and clarity, a self-deprecating egoist whose meditations on the meaning of history, memory, and morality are leavened with a mixture of high whimsy and memorable gloom.

M moires d Outre tombe

M  moires d   Outre tombe
Author: François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1860
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: BDM:13020100032029

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My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business

My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business
Author: Dick Van Dyke
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307592248

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The popular entertainer looks back on his extensive career, reminiscing about productions ranging from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" to "Mary Poppins" while describing his relationships with such figures as Carl Reiner and Mary Tyler Moore.

The Memoirs of Fran ois Ren

The Memoirs of Fran  ois Ren
Author: François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1902
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: UCBK:C041408429

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In the Eye of the Wild

In the Eye of the Wild
Author: Nastassja Martin
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-11-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781681375861

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After enduring a vicious bear attack in the Russian Far East's Kamchatka Peninsula, a French anthropologist undergoes a physical and spiritual transformation that forces her to confront the tenuous distinction between animal and human. In the Eye of the Wild begins with an account of the French anthropologist Nastassja Martin’s near fatal run-in with a Kamchatka bear in the mountains of Siberia. Martin’s professional interest is animism; she addresses philosophical questions about the relation of humankind to nature, and in her work she seeks to partake as fully as she can in the lives of the indigenous peoples she studies. Her violent encounter with the bear, however, brings her face-to-face with something entirely beyond her ken—the untamed, the nonhuman, the animal, the wild. In the course of that encounter something in the balance of her world shifts. A change takes place that she must somehow reckon with. Left severely mutilated, dazed with pain, Martin undergoes multiple operations in a provincial Russian hospital, while also being grilled by the secret police. Back in France, she finds herself back on the operating table, a source of new trauma. She realizes that the only thing for her to do is to return to Kamchatka. She must discover what it means to have become, as the Even people call it, medka, a person who is half human, half bear. In the Eye of the Wild is a fascinating, mind-altering book about terror, pain, endurance, and self-transformation, comparable in its intensity of perception and originality of style to J. A. Baker’s classic The Peregrine. Here Nastassja Martin takes us to the farthest limits of human being.

All for Nothing

All for Nothing
Author: Walter Kempowski
Publsiher: Granta Books
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2015-11-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781847087225

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In January 1945, the German army is retreating from the Russian advance. Germans are fleeing the occupied territories in their thousands, in cars and carts and on foot. But in a rural East Prussian manor house, the wealthy von Globig family seals itself off from the world. Protected from the deprivation and chaos around them, they make no preparations to leave until a decision to harbour a stranger for the night begins their undoing. Finally joining the great trek west, the remaining members of the family face at last the catastrophic consequences of the war. Profoundly evocative of the period, sympathetic yet painfully honest about the motivations of its characters, All for Nothing is a devastating portrait of the complicities and denials of the German people as the Third Reich comes to an end.

The Memoirs of Cleopatra

The Memoirs of Cleopatra
Author: Margaret George
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781429924832

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Bestselling novelist Margaret George brings to life the glittering kingdom of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in this lush, sweeping, and richly detailed saga. Told in Cleopatra's own voice, The Memoirs of Cleopatra is a mesmerizing tale of ambition, passion, and betrayal in the ancient Egyptian world, which begins when the twenty-year-old queen seeks out the most powerful man in the world, Julius Caesar, and does not end until, having survived the assassination of Caesar and the defeat of the second man she loves, Marc Antony, she plots her own death rather than be paraded in triumph through the streets of Rome. Most of all, in its richness and authenticity, it is an irresistible story that reveals why Margaret George's work has been widely acclaimed as "the best kind of historical novel, one the reader can't wait to get lost in." (San Francisco Chronicle).

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave 1768 1800

Memoirs from Beyond the Grave  1768 1800
Author: François-René de Chateaubriand
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2018-02-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781681371290

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Written over the course of four decades, François-René de Chateaubriand’s epic autobiography has drawn the admiration of Baudelaire, Flaubert, Proust, Barthes, and Sebald. Here, in the first books of his massive Memoirs, spanning the years 1768 to 1800, Chateaubriand looks back on the already bygone world of his youth. He recounts the history of his aristocratic family and the first rumblings of the French Revolution. He recalls playing games on the beaches of Saint-Malo, wandering in the woods near his father’s castle in Combourg, hunting with King Louis XVI at Versailles, witnessing the first heads carried on pikes through the streets of Paris, meeting with George Washington in Philadelphia, and falling hopelessly in love with a young woman named Charlotte in the small Suffolk town of Bungay. The volume ends with Chateaubriand’s return to France after seven years of exile in England. In this new edition (the first unabridged English translation of any portion of the Memoirs to be published in more than a century), Chateaubriand emerges as a writer of great wit and clarity, a self deprecating egotist whose meditations on the meaning of history, memory, and morality are leavened with a mixture of high whimsy and memorable gloom.

The Book of Illusions

The Book of Illusions
Author: Paul Auster
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-09-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571246151

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The Book of Illusions, written with breath-taking urgency and precision, plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, and the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and remembers how to laugh . . . Mann was a comic genius, in trademark white suit and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer's obsession with Mann drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann's wife, and inviting him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? Zimmer cannot decide - until a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. 'A nearly flawless work . . . Auster will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time.' San Francisco Chronicle 'Auster's elegant, finely calibrated The Book of Illusions is a haunting feat of intellectual gamesmanship.' TheNew York Times

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong
Author: JaHyun Kim Haboush
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-09-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780520957299

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Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed this masterpiece, depicting a court life Shakespearean in its pathos, drama, and grandeur. Presented in its social, cultural, and historical contexts, this first complete English translation opens a door into a world teeming with conflicting passions, political intrigue, and the daily preoccupations of a deeply intelligent and articulate woman. JaHyun Kim Haboush's accurate, fluid translation captures the intimate and expressive voice of this consummate storyteller. Reissued nearly twenty years after its initial publication with a new foreword by Dorothy Ko, The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong is a unique exploration of Korean selfhood and an extraordinary example of autobiography in the premodern era.

Sid Meier s Memoir A Life in Computer Games

Sid Meier s Memoir   A Life in Computer Games
Author: Sid Meier
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-09-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781324005889

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The life and career of the legendary developer celebrated as the “godfather of computer gaming” and creator of Civilization, featuring his rules of good game design. "Sid Meier is a foundation of what gaming is for me today." — Phil Spencer, head of Xbox Over his four-decade career, Sid Meier has produced some of the world’s most popular video games, including Sid Meier’s Civilization, which has sold more than 51 million units worldwide and accumulated more than one billion hours of play. Sid Meier’s Memoir! is the story of an obsessive young computer enthusiast who helped launch a multibillion-dollar industry. Writing with warmth and ironic humor, Meier describes the genesis of his influential studio, MicroProse, founded in 1982 after a trip to a Las Vegas arcade, and recounts the development of landmark games, from vintage classics like Pirates! and Railroad Tycoon, to Civilization and beyond. Articulating his philosophy that a video game should be “a series of interesting decisions,” Meier also shares his perspective on the history of the industry, the psychology of gamers, and fascinating insights into the creative process, including his rules of good game design.

The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers

The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers
Author: SJ King
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780744037319

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Join The Secret Explorers as they go up against thieves in ancient Egypt in the third installment of this action-packed, fact-filled book series. The Secret Explorers come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries, and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station and receive their mission... In The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers, Gustavo (history expert) and Kiki (engineering expert) are set the mission of stopping the Cairo Museum from closing down. They travel back in time to ancient Egypt and are soon drawn into a tense, thrilling adventure that involves breaking into pyramids, learning ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, and stopping thieves hoping to rob all the treasure from the Pharaoh's tomb. Packed with fun illustrations and facts about the real-life Pharaoh Khufu and his treasures, ancient Egyptian religion, and how mummies were made, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. Also available as an audiobook, narrated by actor Alfred Enoch.

Beyond Mayberry

Beyond Mayberry
Author: Thomas David Perry
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1478191627

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Mount Airy North Carolina was the birthplace of the late actor Andy Griffith and Historian Tom Perry. In this memoir of their hometown, Perry tells the story of the real Mayberry and his thoughts of the most famous son of the piedmont North Carolina town. This book is part memoir, part biography and part tour guide about Andy Griffith and Mount Airy, North Carolina. Beginning on the day Andy Griffith died, July 3, 2012, Perry tells about the town that day and goes back in time to bring Griffith and his own family to Mount Airy to work in the factories in the twentieth century. Sharing his connections with Griffith, Perry tells about the youth both shared in Mount Airy. The book then follows Andy Griffith to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Goldsboro to teach school and then Broadway, television and movies in a career that lasted decades. The book also details the effect of Andy Griffith on Mount Airy with the decades long tourism boom that began in the 1980s with the town taking on the persona of the fictional Mayberry that Griffith obviously used to in his highly successful Andy Griffith Show that ran on CBS for eight years ending its run as the number one show on television.