Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization.
Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence—and through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crack—and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free. Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets.
That in telling his story he was telling my own story, for me. Haunted: A Novel. Chuck Palahniuk. Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. Captain America: Death of the Dream. Vol 1, Leaping from the final pages of Civil War; this is the biggest Cap story that Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting have yet to tell - guaranteed to stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe!
As repercussions ripple outward; the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side - his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes? Randy Pausch. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment because "time is all you have It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe.
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It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form.
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It is a book that will be shared for generations to come. Book 1. One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
Daymond John. Daymond John knows what it means to push yourself hard--and he also knows how spectacularly a killer work ethic can pay off. Convenient though it might be to believe that you can shortcut your way to the top, says John, the truth is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to out-think, out-hustle, and out-perform everyone around you.
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In the anticipated follow-up to the bestselling The Power of Broke, Daymond takes an up close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields. Along the way, he also reveals how grit and persistence both helped him overcome the obstacles he has faced in life and ultimately fueled his success.
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Change Your Life. Victor Davich. Many have sought a solution in meditation.
However, simple, clear instruction is often difficult to find, and most teachers and books make meditation seem like a chore—something you have to do for up to an hour each day. The new tenth anniversary edition of 8 Minute Meditation surveys the latest mindfulness developments. All in the time between two television commercials! Miles Morales is hitting the big time!
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By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. The Stonewall Reader. New York Public Library. For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White.
June 28, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots.
Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries STAR , as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the s. The anthology focuses on the events of , the five years before, and the five years after.
Lie With Me: A Novel. Philippe Besson. We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields. Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, they steal time to meet in secret, carrying on a passionate, world-altering affair.
Matthew Riemer. Have pride in history. Through the lenses of protest, power, and pride, We Are Everywhere is an essential and empowering introduction to the history of the fight for queer liberation. Combining exhaustively researched narrative with meticulously curated photographs, the book traces queer activism from its roots in late-nineteenth-century Europe--long before the pivotal Stonewall Riots of to the gender warriors leading the charge today. Featuring more than images from more than seventy photographers and twenty archives, this inclusive and intersectional book enables us to truly see queer history unlike anything before, with glimpses of activism in the decades preceding and following Stonewall, family life, marches, protests, celebrations, mourning, and Pride.
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The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years. Don't Call Us Dead: Poems. Danez Smith. Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel. John Boyne. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in , Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann.
He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful — but desperately lonely — older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high.