All Over But the Shoutin’ pdf

All Over But the Shoutin'  pdf

Title: All Over But the Shoutin’ pdf

Author: Rick Bragg

Genre: ,Autobiography,Memoir,Nonfiction,Biography,Biography Memoir

Pages: 329 pages

All Over But the Shoutin’ pdf

The story of a violent, war-haunted, alcoholic father and a strong-willed, loving mother who struggled to protect her three sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had tainted her own life.,The extraordinary gifts for evocation and insight and the stunning talent for storytelling that earned Rick Bragg a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1996 are here brought to bear on the wrenching story of his own family’s life. It is the story of a violent, war-haunted, alcoholic father and a strong-willed, loving mother who struggled to protect her three sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had tainted her own life. It is the story of the life Bragg was able to carve out for himself on the strength of his mother’s encouragement and belief.

 

الرحيق المختوم pdf

الرحيق المختوم  pdf

Title: الرحيق المختوم pdf

Author: المباركفوري، صفي الرحمن

Genre: ,Religion,Islam,Religion,History,Biography,Nonfiction

Pages: 498 pages

الرحيق المختوم pdf

الرحيق المختوم,بحث في السيرة النبوية.,تأليف: الشيخ صفي الرحمن المباركفوري.,قُدِّم في مسابقة رابطة العالم الإسلامي في السيرة النبوية الشريفة، وحاز البحث على المركز الأول.,”ومن منهجي في هذا الكتاب ـ عدا ما جاء في إعلان الرابطة ـ أني قررت سلوك سبيل الاعتدال، متجنبًا التطويل الممل والإيجاز المخل، وقد وجدت المصادر تختلف فيما بينها حول كثير مما يتعلق بالأحداث اختلافًا لا يحتمل الجمع والتوفيق، فاخترت سبيل الترجيح، وأثبت في الكتاب ما ترجح لدي بعد التدقيق في الدراسة والنقد، إلا أني طويت ذكر الدلائل والوجوه؛ لأن ذلك يفضي إلى طول غير مطلوب‏.,أما بالنسبة لقبول الروايات وردها فقد استفدت في ذلك مما كتبه الأئمة المتقنون، واعتمدت عليهم فيما حكموا به من الصحة والحسن والضعف؛ إذ لم أجد وقتًا يكفي للخوض في هذا المجال‏.‏,وقد أشرت في بعض المواضع إلى بعض الدلائل ووجوه الترجيح، وذلك حينما خِفْتُ الاستغراب ممن يقرأ الكتاب، أو رأيت شبه الاتفاق فيما بين الأولين والآخرين على خلاف ما هو الصواب‏.‏ والله ولي التوفيق‏.‏”,الجمعة المباركة ,24/7/1396هـ,23/7/1976م,صفي الرحمن المباركفوري,الجامعة السلفية,بنارس – الهند

 

‘Tis pdf

'Tis  pdf

Title: ‘Tis pdf

Author: Frank McCourt

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,Biography

Pages: 495 pages

‘Tis pdf

The sequel to Frank McCourt’s memoir of his Irish Catholic boyhood, Angela’s Ashes, picks up the story in October 1949, upon his arrival in America. Though he was born in New York, the family had returned to Ireland due to poor prospects in the United States. Now back on American soil, this awkward 19-year-old, with his “pimply face, sore eyes, and bad teeth,” has little in common with the healthy, self-assured college students he sees on the subway and dreams of joining in the classroom. Initially, his American experience is as harrowing as his impoverished youth in Ireland, including two of the grimmest Christmases ever described in literature. McCourt views the U.S. through the same sharp eye and with the same dark humor that distinguished his first memoir: race prejudice, casual cruelty, and dead-end jobs weigh on his spirits as he searches for a way out. A glimpse of hope comes from the army, where he acquires some white-collar skills, and from New York University, which admits him without a high school diploma. But the journey toward his position teaching creative writing at Stuyvesant High School is neither quick nor easy. Fortunately, McCourt’s openness to every variety of human emotion and longing remains exceptional; even the most damaged, difficult people he encounters are richly rendered individuals with whom the reader can’t help but feel uncomfortable kinship. The magical prose, with its singing Irish cadences, brings grandeur and beauty to the most sorrowful events, including the final scene, set in a Limerick graveyard. –Wendy Smith

 

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream pdf

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream  pdf

Title: The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream pdf

Author: Barack Obama

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Politics,Biography,Autobiography,Memoir,Biography,Autobiography

Pages: 375 pages

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream pdf

The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a new kind of politics—a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans. Lucid in his vision of America’s place in the world, refreshingly candid about his family life and his time in the Senate, Obama here sets out his political convictions and inspires us to trust in the dogged optimism that has long defined us and that is our best hope going forward.

 

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea pdf

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea  pdf

Title: The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea pdf

Author: Sebastian Junger

Genre: ,Nonfiction,History,Adventure,Biography

Pages: 248 pages

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea pdf

“Takes readers into the maelstrom and shows nature’s splendid and dangerous havoc at its utmost”.,October 1991. It was “the perfect storm”–a tempest that may happen only once in a century–a nor’easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves ten stories high and winds of 120 miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to inconceivable levels few people on Earth have ever witnessed. Few, except the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat tragically headed towards its hellish center.

 

All Creatures Great and Small / All Things Bright and Beautiful pdf

All Creatures Great and Small / All Things Bright and Beautiful  pdf

Title: All Creatures Great and Small / All Things Bright and Beautiful pdf

Author: James Herriot

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Classics,Animals,Biography,Autobiography,Memoir

Pages: 820 pages

All Creatures Great and Small / All Things Bright and Beautiful pdf

Twenty-five years ago, a volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian was first published–All Creatures Great and Small. Within a year, the book had become recognized as a masterpiece. It went on to sell millions of copies and began the marvelous series of books, beloved of readers all over the world, which have so far sold over 20 million copies in English alone. Here, for the first time, the first two books in this series are being published together.,These pages, now as then, are full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot’s unique and richly justified love of life. His journeys across the Yorkshire dales, his encounters with humans and dogs, cows and kittens, are illuminating by his infinite fascination and affection, and rendered with all the infectious joy of a born storyteller.,Whether struggling mightily to position a calf for birthing, or comforting a lonely old man whose beloved dog and only companion has died, Herriot’s heartwarming and often hilarious stories perfectly depict the wonderful relationship between man and animal. His wonderful stories make us laugh and cry, as we marvel at the everyday miracles he creates.

 

The Bookseller of Kabul pdf

The Bookseller of Kabul  pdf

Title: The Bookseller of Kabul pdf

Author: Åsne Seierstad,

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,Biography

Pages: 288 pages

The Bookseller of Kabul pdf

In spring 2002, following the fall of the Taliban, Åsne Seierstad spent four months living with a bookseller and his family in Kabul.,For more than twenty years Sultan Khan defied the authorities—be they communist or Taliban—to supply books to the people of Kabul. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists, and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. He even resorted to hiding most of his stock—almost ten thousand books—in attics all over Kabul.,But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and his hatred of censorship, he also has strict views on family life and the role of women. As an outsider, Åsne Seierstad found herself in a unique position, able to move freely between the private, restricted sphere of the women—including Khan’s two wives—and the freer, more public lives of the men.,It is an experience that Seierstad finds both fascinating and frustrating. As she steps back from the page and allows the Khans to speak for themselves, we learn of proposals and marriages, hope and fear, crime and punishment. The result is a genuinely gripping and moving portrait of a family, and a clear-eyed assessment of a country struggling to free itself from history.’ to ‘This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller. The Bookseller of Kabul is startling in its intimacy and its details—a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and a window into the surprising realities of daily life in today’s Afghanistan.’

 

When Breath Becomes Air pdf

When Breath Becomes Air  pdf

Title: When Breath Becomes Air pdf

Author: Paul Kalanithi

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Autobiography,Memoir,Biography,Health,Medicine,Medical,Audiobook,Biography,Autobiography,Biography Memoir,Philosophy,Science

Pages: 208 pages

When Breath Becomes Air pdf

For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question ‘What makes a life worth living?’,At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. ,What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. ,Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.'” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

 

Survival in Auschwitz pdf

Survival in Auschwitz  pdf

Title: Survival in Auschwitz pdf

Author: Primo Levi,

Genre: ,Nonfiction,History,World War II,Holocaust,Autobiography,Memoir,Classics,Biography

Pages: 187 pages

Survival in Auschwitz pdf

The true and harrowing account of Primo Levi’s experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a “true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth.,In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and “Italian citizen of Jewish race,” was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi’s classic account of his ten months in the German death camp, a harrowing story of systematic cruelty and miraculous endurance. Remarkable for its simplicity, restraint, compassion, and even wit, Survival in Auschwitz remains a lasting testament to the indestructibility of the human spirit.

 

Out of Africa pdf

Out of Africa  pdf

Title: Out of Africa pdf

Author: Isak Dinesen,

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Cultural,Africa,Classics,Autobiography,Memoir,Biography

Pages: 399 pages

Out of Africa pdf

Out of Africa is Isak Dinesen’s memoir of her years in Africa, from 1914 to 1931, on a four-thousand-acre coffee plantation in the hills near Nairobi. She had come to Kenya from Denmark with her husband, and when they separated she stayed on to manage the farm by herself, visited frequently by her lover, the big-game hunter Denys Finch-Hatton, for whom she would make up stories “like Scheherazade.” In Africa, “I learned how to tell tales,” she recalled many years later. “The natives have an ear still. I told stories constantly to them, all kinds.” Her account of her African adventures, written after she had lost her beloved farm and returned to Denmark, is that of a master storyteller, a woman whom John Updike called “one of the most picturesque and flamboyant literary personalities of the century.”