Метка: Arrow Books
Moveable Feast
Moveable Feast

Описание: Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. Since Hemingway's personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined and debated the changes made to the text before publication. Now this new special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published. Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Sean Hemingway, this new edition also includes... Читать далее →

Called Out of Darkness
Called Out of Darkness

Описание: Anne Rice's intimate memoir of her Catholic girlhood, her unmaking as a devout believer, and the path back to her faith. Internationally bestselling author Anne Rice has written twenty-eight novels - magnificent tales of other-worldly beings that explore the realms of good and evil, love and alienation: each a reflection of her own moral journey. Now, in her powerful memoir, she writes about her own life as a Catholic. Beginning with her New Orleans childhood, in a vividly experienced world of storytelling and ritual, Rice's faith was formed... Читать далее →

World's End
World's End

Описание: World's End is the story of Donald Wheal's childhood in Chelsea's World's End at the height of the Second World War. Not for him the privileged bohemian world of Chelsea a few hundred yards away. Descended from rural immigrants, ladies of the night and bare-knuckle fighters, Donald Wheal's upbringing took place amidst grimy factories and generating plants, illegal street bookmakers, dog tracks, tenements and street walkers who plied their trade in Piccadilly and Soho. World's End is the story of how he and his family struggled free from this... Читать далее →

Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest
Higher Than the Eagle Soars: A Path to Everest

Описание: High wild places have dominated Stephen Venables' life and now he has written a full autobiography which explores how and - more importantly - why he became a mountaineer, and reveals a series of never-recorded adventures on four continents. At its climax he revisits his dramatic success without oxygen on the Kangshung Face of Everest, described by Reinhold Messner as the most adventurous in Everest history, and by Lord Hunt as "one of the most remarkable ordeals from which men or women have returned alive". As Venables writes: "Although we ... Читать далее →

The Eiger Obsession
The Eiger Obsession

Описание: In the 1960s an American named John Harlin II changed the face of Alpine climbing. Harlin successfully summitted some of the most treacherous mountains in Europe. But it was the North Face of the Eiger that became Harlin's obsession. John Harlin III was nine years old when his father put together a terrific team for an ill-fated direct ascent of the notorious Eiger. When Harlin's rope broke, 2,000 feet from the summit, he plummeted 4,000 feet to his death. In the shadow of tragedy, young John Harlin III came of age possessed with the very sa... Читать далее →

My Father's Country: The Story of A German Family
My Father's Country: The Story of A German Family

Описание: In August 1944, Hans Georg Klamroth was executed for his part in the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler. Wibke Bruhns, his youngest daughter, was six years old at the time. Decades later, watching a documentary about the events of 20 July, images of her father in the Third Reich People's Court appeared on the screen - and she realises she never knew him. In "My Father's Country", Bruhns tells of her search for her father. Returning to her ancestral home in Halberstadt, Northern Germany, she retraces her family's story from Kaiser Wilhelm to ... Читать далее →

What If I Had Never Tried It: The Autobiography
What If I Had Never Tried It: The Autobiography

Описание: When we swerved to the left, bent right over, fully in third gear, at 170 kilometres per hour, from my Honda all I could see were the upper exhaust pipes of his Yamaha. He was still ahead of me, just as we came into the turn at the top of the hill, right where the horizon ends and you begin to disappear behind it. I was glued to him. It was the dying moments of an open shoot-out which began with eight riders and was now down to two. The two of us. Me and Max Biaggi. Читать далее →

My Life
My Life

Описание: "My Life" shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and efforts - fuelled by an impassioned interest in the political process - made the unlikely journey from his birth in Hope, Arkansas, to his election as the 42nd President of the United States. President Clinton's book is also the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever written -encompassing not only the high points and crises but the way the presidency actually works: the day-to-day conflicts, personalities... Читать далее →

Just One More Thing: Stories from my Life
Just One More Thing: Stories from my Life

Описание: Peter Falk takes us on an acting journey that begins not in Hollywood but in Hartford, where he worked as an efficiency expert for the state of Connecticut. The first day on the job he couldn't find the office - it was in the State Capitol - and ended up in the post office. His time there was no more successful than his attempt to find work as a spy with the Central Intelligence Agency: after high school he had gone to sea as a cook in the Merchant Marines, and the union he was required to join was later labelled as Communist-dominated. That... Читать далее →