Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

By Richard Rhodes

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Rhodes grants a impressive tale of technological know-how background: how an attractive movie celebrity and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the know-how that made instant telephones, GPS platforms, and plenty of different units possible.
 
Beginning at a Hollywood dinner desk, Hedy's Folly tells a wild tale of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent quantity 2,292,387 for a "secret conversation system." alongside the way in which Rhodes weaves jointly Hollywood’s golden period, the background of Vienna, Nineteen Twenties Paris, guns layout, tune, an educational on patent legislation and a quick treatise on transmission expertise. Narrated with the rigor and air of secrecy we have come to anticipate of Rhodes, it's a impressive narrative event approximately spread-spectrum radio's genesis and not likely novice inventors participating to alter the world.

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I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing But True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog

By Diana Joseph

An leisure Weekly "must"-"It's challenging to bear in mind one other number of essays, or a memoir, with extra traditional charm."

Surrounded via dysfunctional men-from her fourteen-year-old son to her high-maintenance boss-Diana Joseph did what she needed to do: live on. I'm Sorry you are feeling That method is a good, hilarious, and immediately recognizable memoir of a really sleek girl. humorous, fearless, and warmhearted, it's a portrait of a lady in all her never-ending complexities and contradictions, and of the folks she has come to like in spite of-or quite simply because of-theirs.

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The Second Half

By Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle

Memoir by means of one of many maximum of contemporary footballers, and previous captain of Manchester United and eire, Roy Keane - co-written in a distinct collaboration with guy Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.

In an eighteen-year taking part in profession for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham wooded area (under Brian Clough), Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane ruled each midfield he resulted in glory. competitive and hugely aggressive, his perspective helped him to excel as captain of Manchester United from 1997 till his departure in 2005. enjoying at a global point for almost all his occupation, he represented the Republic of eire for over fourteen years, customarily as staff captain, until eventually an incident with nationwide trainer Mick McCarthy ended in Keane's walk-out from the 2002 global Cup. considering retiring as a participant, Keane has controlled Sunderland and Ipswich and has turn into a hugely revered tv pundit.

As a part of a tiny elite of soccer gamers, Roy Keane has had a realistic no different. His prestige as one in all football's maximum stars is undisputed, yet what of the demanding situations past the pitch? How did he reach coming to phrases with lifestyles as a former Manchester United and eire chief and champion, reinventing himself as a supervisor after which a broadcaster, and focus on the mental struggles this entailed?

In a gorgeous collaboration with Booker Prize-winning writer Roddy Doyle, the second one part blends anecdote and mirrored image in Roy Keane's inimitable voice. the result's an unforgettable own odyssey which fearlessly demanding situations the which means of good fortune.

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Loving Eleanor

By Susan Wittig Albert

Whilst AP political reporter Lorena Hickok—Hick—is assigned to hide Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the spouse of the 1932 Democratic presidential candidate, the 2 girls turn into deeply, in detail concerned. Their courting starts with mutual romantic ardour, matures via stormy classes of enforced separation and competing pursuits, and warms into an everlasting, encompassing friendship that ends basically with either women’s deaths within the 1960s—all of it documented by means of 3300 letters exchanged over thirty years. Now, manhattan occasions bestselling writer Susan Wittig Albert recreates the attention-grabbing tale of Hick and Eleanor, set in the course of the chaotic years of the good melancholy, the hot Deal, and the second one global warfare. Loving Eleanor is Hick’s own tale, revealing Eleanor as a fancy, contradictory, and fully human lady who's pulled in lots of instructions via her responsibilities to her husband and relations and her function because the nation’s First woman, in addition to by way of a compelling have to care and be cared for. For her half, Hick is published as an entire journalist, who, on the top of her profession, provides all of it up for the girl she loves. Then, as Eleanor is reworked into Eleanor in every single place, First woman of the area, Hick needs to create her personal self sufficient, efficient lifestyles. Drawing on vast learn within the letters that have been sealed for a decade following Hick’s demise, Albert creates a compelling narrative: a dramatic love tale, vividly portraying strikingly unconventional girls, neither of whom is happy to stay in response to the script society has written for her. Loving Eleanor is a profoundly relocating novel that illuminates a dating we're seldom privileged to work out and celebrates the intensity and sturdiness of women’s love.

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The Englishman who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects

By John Tingey

The 1st impact of W. Reginald Bray (1879-1939) was once one in all a typical middle-class Englishman quietly dwelling out his time as an accountant within the leafy suburb of wooded area Hill, London. A glimpse at the back of his research door, besides the fact that, printed his outstanding ardour for sending strange goods throughout the mail. In 1898, Bray bought a replica of the Post place of work Guide, and commenced to review the laws released quarterly by way of the British postal gurus. He found that the smallest merchandise it is easy to publish used to be a bee, and the biggest, an elephant. Intrigued,he determined to test with sending usual and weird gadgets in the course of the submit unwrapped, together with a turnip, abowler hat, a bicycle pump, blouse cuffs, seaweed, a garments brush, even a rabbit's cranium. He finally published his Irish terrier and himself (not together), incomes him the identify "The Human Letter." He additionally mailed playing cards to difficult addressessome within the type of photo puzzles, others despatched to ambiguous recipients at tough to arrive destinationsall within the identify of checking out the deductive powers of the beleaguered postman. over the years hispassion replaced from sending curios to collecting the world's biggest number of autographs, additionally through the submit. beginning with key British army officials taken with the second one Boer battle, he received hundreds of thousands of autographs in the course of the first 4 a long time of the 20 th centuryof politicians, army males, appearing artists, aviators, carrying stars, etc. by the point he died in 1939, Bray had despatched out greater than thirty-two thousand postal curios and autograph requests. The Englishman Who published Himself and different Curious Objects tells W. Reginald Bray's awesome story for the 1st time and contains pleasant illustrations of a few of his so much remarkable postal creations. Readers won't ever examine the gadgets they submit a similar method back.

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The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas

By Arthur W. Wiggins, Sidney Harris, Charles M. Wynn Sr.

This vigorous and funny booklet focuses awareness at the proven fact that technological know-how is a human company. The reader learns concerning the foibles and quirks in addition to the admirable ingenuity and bold accomplishments of recognized scientists who made the various maximum discoveries of the prior and present.

Examples abound: James Watson and Francis Crick shaped a mythical partnership that ended in the invention of DNA, yet they basically missed the contribution of girl colleague Rosalind Franklin. Later, within the race to series the human genome, Watson criticized J. Craig Venter's approach as a strategy that "could be run through monkeys." Nikola Tesla as soon as labored for Thomas Edison, yet then give up after a dispute a few bonus. Robert Hooke accused Isaac Newton of stealing his principles approximately optics. Plato declared that the works of Democritus could be burned.

With tongue-in-cheek illustrations by way of well known technology cartoonist Sidney Harris, this booklet takes the reader backstage of clinical examine to polish new gentle at the all-too-human those who "do" science.

From the Hardcover version.

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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

By Barack Obama, Loren Long

During this delicate, attractive letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a relocating tribute to 13 groundbreaking american citizens and the beliefs that experience formed our country. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the braveness of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the features of those heroes inside of his personal young children, and inside all of America's children.

Breathtaking, evocative illustrations through award-winning artist Loren lengthy instantly trap the personalities and achievements of those nice american citizens and the innocence and promise of childhood.

This attractive ebook celebrates the features that unite all american citizens, from our nation's founders to generations to return. it's in regards to the capability inside each one people to pursue our goals and forge our personal paths. it's a treasure to cherish together with your kinfolk ceaselessly.

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Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family

By Ezekiel J. Emanuel

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

For years, humans were asking Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, the brash, outspoken, and fiercely unswerving eldest brother within the Emanuel extended family, an identical query: What did your mother installed the cereal? center brother Rahm is the mayor of Chicago, erstwhile White apartment leader of employees, and some of the most colourful figures in American politics. Youngest brother Ari is a Hollywood superagent, the real-life version for the nature of Ari Gold at the hit sequence Entourage. And Zeke himself, whom the opposite brothers deliberate to be the neatest of all of them, is likely one of the world’s major bioethicists and oncologists, and a former particular consultant for wellbeing and fitness coverage within the Obama management. How did one family members of modest potential produce 3 such high-achieving young children? the following, for the 1st time, Zeke presents the answer.
 
Set amid the tumult of Chicago within the Sixties and Seventies, Brothers Emanuel recounts the intertwined histories of those 3 rambunctious, hypercompetitive Jewish American boys, each one together with his personal special and compelling existence tale. yet eventually, this can be the tale of the full Emanuel kinfolk: the harsh, colourful previous international grandparents; a mischievous, loving father who immigrated to the us with twenty-five funds and who enthralled his boys with stories of his adventures in Israel’s warfare for independence; and a proud, politically engaged mom who took the men together with her to rallies and protests—including a civil rights march during the streets of Chicago led by way of Martin Luther King himself.
 
whilst the Emanuels uncommon themselves as contributors, the bond of brotherhood that tied them jointly was once by no means damaged. Brothers Emanuel is a wry, rollicking, and infrequently poignant narrative of the way one American relatives succeeded in elevating 3 outstanding children.

Praise for Brothers Emanuel
 
“An endearing, sincere and gripping account of an American good fortune story.”San Francisco Chronicle

“A attractive portrait of growing to be up Jewish in an city surroundings in the course of an period of profound social change.”Publishers Weekly
 
“This pleasant memoir is a deeply own story of 1 relations, yet it’s additionally approximately a lot higher issues: the United States and tribal identification, love and competition, and the ethical classes to be discovered as you develop up.”—Walter Isaacson
 
“Fascinating . . . a vintage story of an immigrant family.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mighty entertaining.”—The Hollywood Reporter
 
“A clear-eyed, candid memoir that's distinctive and but quintessentially American.”—BookPage
 
“A enjoyable read.”—The Forward

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Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

By Walter R. Borneman

In Polk, Walter R. Borneman provides us the 1st whole and authoritative biography of a president usually overshadowed in picture yet seldom outdone in accomplishment. James ok. Polk occupied the White condominium for less than 4 years, from 1845 to 1849, yet he plotted and attained a powerful time table: He fought for and gained tariff mark downs, reestablished an self sufficient Treasury, and, so much significantly, introduced Texas into the Union, bluffed nice Britain out of the lion’s percentage of Oregon, and wrested California and lots more and plenty of the Southwest from Mexico. looking back, those successes appear much more notable, given the contentious political surroundings of the time.

In this unheard of, long-overdue warts-and-all examine Polk’s existence and occupation, we now have a portrait of an expansionist president and decisive statesman who redefined the rustic he led, and we're reminded anew of the real which means of presidential accomplishment and unravel.

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Daphne du Maurier: Letters from Menabilly Portrait of a Friendship

Daphne du Maurier’s correspondence with Oriel Malet all started within the early Nineteen Fifties, once they met at a dinner party in London. at the very least 20 years separated them: Oriel used to be a gauche younger author whereas Daphne was once the recognized, much-fêted writer of bestselling novels together with Jamaica Inn, My Cousin Rachel, and Rebecca.

The friendship flourished for thirty years, fed by means of the letters that arrived faithfully from Menabilly, the du Maurier residence in Cornwall. whereas Oriel tasted lifestyles on a houseboat at the Seine and combined with the aristocratic Who’s Who of Paris, Daphne’s letters inform of her kinfolk, previous and current, her marriage to common Sir Frederick Browning—a conflict hero identified privately as ‘Moper’ whose matches of depression triggered many a challenge at Menabilly—and occasions like Prince Philip coming for dinner: ‘We’ve bought merely 4 knives with handles, and one silver candlestick needs to be glued!’ such a lot of all, her letters are a helpful checklist of the advanced and rigorous artwork of an outstanding and well-loved author: the ‘brewing’ of a plot, the study, and the ‘pegging’ of mystery fantasies onto a residing individual with the intention to create classical characters reminiscent of Cousin Rachel and Roger Kylmerth.

Disarmingly frank approximately intercourse, an earnest seeker after non secular and mental fact, Daphne du Maurier is printed in her letters as an inspiring and pleasant correspondent—as good as a once-in-a-lifetime friend.

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