My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King

By Reymundo Sanchez

Looking for an break out from early life abuse, Reymundo Sanchez became clear of university and baseball to medicines, alcohol, after which intercourse, and used to be left to fend for himself sooner than age 14. The Latin Kings, one of many biggest and so much infamous highway gangs in the US, turned his shelter and his global, yet its violence expense him acquaintances, freedom, self-respect, and approximately his existence. it is a uncooked and strong odyssey during the ranks of the recent mafia, the place the one humans extra harmful than rival gangs are contributors of your personal gang, who in a single breath will say they’ll die for you and within the subsequent will order your assassination.

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Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1, Reader's Edition (Mark Twain Papers)

By Mark Twain

The yr 2010 marked the one hundredth anniversary of Mark Twain’s loss of life. In party of this crucial milestone and in honor of the loved culture of publishing Mark Twain’s works, UC Press released Autobiography of Mark Twain, quantity 1, the 1st of a projected three-volume variation of the total, uncensored autobiography. The e-book grew to become a right away bestseller and used to be hailed because the capstone of the life’s paintings of America’s favourite author.

This Reader’s Edition, a transportable paperback in better variety, republishes the textual content of the hardcover Autobiography in a kind that's handy for the final reader, with out the editorial explanatory notes. It encompasses a short advent describing the evolution of Mark Twain’s rules approximately writing his autobiography, in addition to a chronology of his lifestyles, short family members biographies, and an excerpt from the coming near near Autobiography of Mark Twain, quantity 2—a arguable yet normally funny assault on Christian doctrine.

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Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival

By Marcel Prins, Peter Henk Steenhuis

Jaap Sitters was once in simple terms 8 years previous whilst his mom lower the yellow stars off his outfits and despatched him, on my own, on a fifteen-mile stroll to conceal with family members. It used to be a terrifying evening, one he may always remember. earlier than the tip of the conflict, he may conceal in mystery rooms and at the back of partitions. He may be afflicted by starvation, ailment, and the looming probability of Nazi raids. yet he may live.

This is only one of the real tales advised in Hidden Like Anne Frank, a suite of eye-opening first-person debts that percentage the adventure of going into hiding to flee the Holocaust. a few have been simply tots after they have been hidden; a few have been kids. a few concealed with buddies or relations, whereas many have been with whole strangers. yet all understand the discomfort of wasting their houses, their households, even their very own names. They describe the key community that saved them secure. and so they proportion the coincidences and shut calls that made the entire difference.

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Picnic at the Iron Curtain: A Memoir: From the fall of the Berlin Wall to Ukraine's Orange Revolution

By Susan Viets

Picnic on the Iron Curtain gained a 2013 subsequent iteration Indie booklet Awards finalist's award. it's also a 2012 Foreword's booklet of the 12 months Award finalist and got an honorable point out on the 2013 San Francisco publication pageant. Welcome to the area of collapsing Communism. it's the eve of the autumn of the Berlin Wall while individuals are nonetheless keen to probability all to pass the Iron Curtain to the West. during this adventure-packed memoir Susan Viets, a scholar became journalist, arrives in Communist Hungary in 1988 and starts off reporting for the dad or mum, certainly not ready for what lies forward. She is helping East Germans get away to the West at a picnic, strikes to the Soviet Union the place she battles gurus for accreditation because the first international journalist in Ukraine after which watches, surprised, because the complete political approach collapses. Lured by means of new commute possibilities, Viets outlets her means throughout valuable Asia, stumbling right into a tank assault in Tajikistan and the beginning of the Tajik civil battle. "Picnic on the Iron Curtain" exhibits on a daily basis humans on the centre of dramatic occasions from Budapest to Bishkek and Chernobyl to Chechnya. it's a memoir that spans a interval of momentous historic swap from 1988-1998, following via with an eyewitness account of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2004.

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My Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir

By Brian Turner

A conflict memoir of surprising literary attractiveness and tool from the acclaimed poet who wrote the poem “The harm Locker.”

In 2003, Sergeant Brian Turner crossed the road of departure with a convoy of infantrymen headed into the Iraqi wasteland.

Now he lies wakeful each one evening beside his drowsing spouse, imagining himself as a drone plane, soaring over the terrains of Bosnia and Vietnam, Iraq and northerly eire, the killing fields of Cambodia and the dying camps of Europe.

In this breathtaking memoir, award-winning poet Brian Turner retraces his warfare experience―pre-deployment to strive against area, homecoming to aftermath. freed from self-indulgence or self-glorification, his account combines recollection with the imagination's efforts to make fact understandable. throughout time, he seeks parallels within the histories of others who've long gone to warfare, specifically his taciturn grandfather (World conflict II), father (Cold War), and uncle (Vietnam). Turner additionally deals anything that's actually infrequent in a memoir of violent conflict―he sees throughout the eyes of the enemy, imagining his approach into the event of the "other." via all of it, he paints a devastating portrait of what it potential to be a soldier and a human being.

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Quartered Safe Out Here: A Harrowing Tale of World War II

By George MacDonald Fraser

George MacDonald Fraser—beloved for his sequence of Flashman old novels—offers an action-packed memoir of his stories in Burma in the course of global battle II. Fraser bargains a firsthand glimpse on the camaraderie, possibility, and satisfactions of provider. a considerable epilogue, occasioned through the 50th anniversary of V-J Day in 1995, provides poignancy to a quantity that eminent army historian John Keegan defined as “one of the nice own memoirs of the second one international War.”

In this rattling-good memoir, novelist, historian, and screenwriter Fraser vividly recounts the anxious frontline motion he observed whereas serving as a nineteen-year-old soldier in the course of what became out to be the final nice land crusade of global conflict II—the British army’s ferocious crusade opposed to the japanese in Burma. The realism of his tale, mixed with the talents of a skilled novelist, create a ebook of sentiment and pleasure. this can be unforgettable analyzing, either for fanatics of Fraser’s novels and for someone attracted to one of many nice battles of global warfare II.

Skyhorse Publishing, besides our Arcade, sturdy Books, activities Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to submit a large variety of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our record comprises biographies on recognized old figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to villains from background, corresponding to Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. we now have additionally released survivor tales of worldwide battle II, memoirs approximately overcoming adversity, first-hand stories of event, and masses extra. whereas no longer each identify we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on topics which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings would possibly not another way discover a home.

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Loon: A Marine Story

By Jack McLean

“Kids like me didn’t visit Vietnam,” writes Jack McLean in his compulsively readable memoir. Raised in suburban New Jersey, he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, yet made up our minds to place collage on carry. After commencement within the spring of 1966, confronted with the necessary army draft, he enlisted within the usa Marine Corps for a two-year stint. “Vietnam on the time was once a rustic, and never but a war,” he writes. It didn’t stay that method for long.

A 12 months later, after boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, and stateside responsibility in Barstow, California, the Vietnam struggle used to be attaining its top. McLean, like such a lot on hand Marines, was once retrained at Camp Pendleton, California, and despatched to Vietnam as a grunt to serve in an infantry corporation within the northernmost reaches of South Vietnam. McLean’s tale climaxes with the awful three-day conflict for touchdown region Loon in June, 1968. Fought on a distant hill within the northwestern nook of South Vietnam, McLean bore witness to the horror of battle and was once ceaselessly replaced. He lower back domestic six weeks later to a rustic principally ambivalent to his service.

Written with honesty and perception, Loon is a strong coming-of-age portrait of a boy who bears witness to a few of the main tumultuous occasions in our background, either in Vietnam and again domestic.

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The Medium Next Door: Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer

By Maureen Hancock

At simply 5 years previous, Maureen Hancock came across her skill to speak with the useless. Descended from a protracted line of mythical Irish mystics, she was once no stranger to the religious realm, yet for worry of being misunderstood through her family and friends she saved the otherworldly messages to herself, ultimately suppressing them completely.

Maureen would not listen the spirits back till she was once in a near-fatal vehicle crash. quickly after, she had hundreds and hundreds of voices in her head, a lot of which helped her crack situations and divulge fraud in her function as a litigation paralegal at a wide Boston legislations enterprise. Then, whilst tragedy struck on Sept. 11, Maureen used to be bombarded with messages from the spirit international. As every one made touch together with her, she ultimately got here to phrases along with her calling: to speak with the deceased, help the death, look for lacking childrens, and train the residing approximately existence after dying, the entire whereas elevating her kids in her suburban domestic.

Maureen Hancock is actually is the Medium round the corner, and during this booklet and during her tales of her encounters with the otherworld in addition to guided routines on the end of every bankruptcy, she deals a similar convenience and knowledge she stocks in her therapeutic encounters and lectures approximately what's in the market watching for all who're open to its mysteries. . . .


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Not the Last Goodbye: On Life, Death, Healing, and Cancer

First and foremost of this intimate and relocating memoir, Dr. David Servan- Schreiber is returning through bicycle to his Paris domestic from an unsettling appointment. Following a number of months of fatigue and fainting spells, he had scheduled an emergency MRI. the implications make certain his worst fears: the go back of the melanoma that he used to be first clinically determined with nineteen years earlier.

Fully conscious of what the analysis ability, he redoubles his dedication to an Anticancer nutrition, and enhances his chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and vaccine protocols with acupuncture and yoga. on the related time, he undertakes a detailed review of his personal lifestyles, figuring out that he has overlooked a key piece of Anticancer advice-to create a enjoyable existence; as an alternative he had launched into a world journey to take his message to the general public. however, he concludes that he might no longer have performed it any differently.

In this publication, Servan-Schreiber increases a few of the most complicated and own questions on how we are living and the way we organize for loss of life. strong, sincere, and encouraging, he consistently surprises along with his ideas on what is very important in existence and the which means of death.

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