...the Berlin Olympics were carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl to show the world the terrifying images of Aryan “purity” and Nazi supremacy. Yet for these American boys, it was an amazing dream. A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends.
By confronting the reality rather than pretending it can be beaten...the medical establishment can offer the kind of compassion that allows for more humane ways to die. As Gawande reminds readers, “endings matter.” A sensitive, intelligent and heartfelt examination of the processes of aging and dying.
The author, the present Countess of Carnarvon, digs into the archives with relish for a lively sense of how the glamorous old houses were run, both upstairs and downstairs. Although her tone is rather gushing, her familiarity with this romantic era between the wars lends a winning accessibility for all readers.
He says he is 25 years old, but his memories of the past only begin from the moment he started to come back to life from wherever he had been lost. This book is deeply moving and tells the heroic battle of recovery and the power of love.
Unfortunately, however deftly the author interweaves the more personal angle of officers Skaggs and Tennelle with broader sociological “root cause” investigations, there is little to suggest that real change will arrive soon in South Central LA. A sobering and informative look at the realities of criminality in the inner city.
“Killing Patton” is rich in blow-by-blow accounts of some of the most significant battles of World War II, as well as of many off-battlefield lives of its primary movers whose personalities virtually come to life in this well-crafted narrative...presents the reader with multiple clues to a mystery, verifying the truth as “stranger than fiction.”
She has written a happy, angst-free memoir with stories told without regret or shame; rather, Poehler provides a series of lessons learned about achieving success through ambition and a resolute spirit...A wise and winning—and polite—memoir and manifesto.
This real-life story about current events allows the teenage generation to connect more to it because the generation grew up with the struggle in the Middle East taking place. This book is not about something that seems like ancient history to teenagers...
...his work becomes an illuminating handbook of methods of reasoning from first principles: work by analogy, perform very rough orders-of-magnitude calculations, or try to flip perspectives. Of course it helps to know some basic science, too.