Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One by Ginger Zee
Len, a Lawyer in History: A Graphic Biography of Radical Attorney Leonard Weinglass by Seth Tobocman, edited by Michael Steven Smith, Paul M. Buhle
Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood by Kathy Garver
The Masonic Magician: The Life and Death of Count Cagliostro and His Egyptian Rite by Robert Cooper, Phillipa Faulks
John Richetti, “The Life of Daniel Defoe: A Critical Biography”
🔆Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One by Ginger Zee
English | December 5th, 2017 | ISBN: 1484780426 | 288 Pages | EPUB | 1.28 MB
ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee pulls back the curtain on her life in Natural Disaster. Ginger grew up in small-town Michigan where she developed an obsession with weather as a young girl. Ginger opens up about her lifelong battle with crippling depression, her romances that range from misguided to dangerous, and her tumultuous professional path.
This cyclone of stories may sound familiar to some-it’s just that Ginger’s personal tempests happened while she was covering some of the most devastating storms in recent history, including a ferocious tornado that killed a legend in the meteorology field.
This book is for all the mistake makers who have learned to forgive others and themselves-even in the aftermath of man-made, or in this case Zee-made, disasters. It’s a story that every young woman should read, a story about finding love and finding it in yourself.
Beloved by Good Morning America’s audience, Ginger is a daily presence for millions. Zee’s gained fame for her social media presence which is as unfiltered as Natural Disaster-from baby barf to doggy doo-doo. She’s shattered the glass ceiling for women in meteorology, but admits here first, she’s the one natural disaster she couldn’t have forecast.
🔆Len, a Lawyer in History: A Graphic Biography of Radical Attorney Leonard Weinglass by Seth Tobocman, edited by Michael Steven Smith, Paul M. Buhle
English | August 9, 2016 | ISBN: 1849352402, ASIN: B01IMJRBAW | AZW3 | 200 pages | 88.6 MB
For half a century, criminal defense lawyer Leonard Weinglass defended a who’s who of the twentieth-century left in some of America’s most spectacular trials. “The typical call I get is one that starts by saying, ‘You’re the fifth attorney we’ve called,’” he once said. “Then I get interested.” Those calls came from the likes of the SDS, the Chicago Seven, Daniel Ellsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Mumia Abu-Jamal, among many others.
In a field dominated by egomaniacs, Weinglass was known for his humility, his common touch, his ability to work collectively, his kindness, and his attention to detail. This long-overdue biography captures the vibrant life and inspiring legacy of an American iconoclast.
🔆Surviving Cissy: My Family Affair of Life in Hollywood by Kathy Garver
English | September 1st, 2015 | ASIN: B0157Y7272, ISBN: 163076115X | 294 Pages | EPUB | 10.77 MB
Kathy Garver, the teenage heartthrob from the hit series Family Affair (1966–1971), was no one-hit wonder, but a journeywoman actress who appeared in such classic films as Night of the Hunter and The Ten Commandments long before she became a television icon.
This memoir is a recollection of a working actress’s experiences, from the many films, television shows, and stage plays in which she performed, to her second career as a voice-over specialist in popular animated films and audiobooks. Featuring anecdotes, Hollywood history, and details of her relationships with such stars as Charlton Heston and Jon Provost, Surviving Cissy is a veritable quilt of Kathy’s exciting life.
🔆The Masonic Magician: The Life and Death of Count Cagliostro and His Egyptian Rite by Robert Cooper, Phillipa Faulks
English | July 25, 2017 (2008) | ISBN: 1905857829, 1786780135 | EPUB | 368 pages | 1.7 MB
Miracle-worker or man of straw? Count Alessandro Cagliostro was a cult figure of European society in the tumultuous years leading to the French Revolution. An alchemist, healer and Freemason, he inspired both wild devotion and savage ridicule – as well as novels by Alexandre Dumas, a drama by Goethe and Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.
Count Alessandro Cagliostro’s sincere belief in the magical powers, including immortality, conferred by his Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry won him fame, but made him dangerous enemies, too. His celebrated travels through the Middle East and the capitals of Europe ended abruptly in Rome in 1789, where he was arrested by the Inquisition and condemned to death for heresy.
The Masonic Magician tells Cagliostro’s extraordinary story, complete with the first English translation of his Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry ever published. The authors examine the case made against him, that he was an impostor as well as a heretic, and find that the Roman Church, and history itself, have done him a terrible injustice.
This engaging account, drawing on remarkable new documentary evidence, shows that the man condemned was a genuine visionary and true champion of Freemasonry. His teachings have much to reveal to us today, not just of the secrets of the movement, but of the mysterious hostility it continues to attract.
🔆John Richetti, “The Life of Daniel Defoe: A Critical Biography”
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0631195297 | PDF | pages: 419 | 1.4 mb
The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions.
– Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions, including Robinson Crusoe
– Places emphasis on Defoe’s distinctive style and rhetoric
– Situates his work within the precise historical circumstances of the eighteenth-century in which Defoe was an important and active participant
– Now available in paperback