• The Boy Between Worlds

    The Boy Between Worlds

    Van Der Zijl AnnejetGehrman Kristen (TRN)  著 Amazoncrossing 出版 2019/8/1 出版

    from the amazon charts bestselling author of an american princess comes the true story of an unconventional family divided by war and prejudice during wwii.when they fell in love in 1928 rika and waldemar could not have been more different. she was a thirty-seven-year-old dutch-born mother estranged from her husband. he was her immigrant boarder not yet twenty and a wealthy surinamese descendant of slaves. the child they have together brown skinned and blue eyed brings the couple great joy yet raises some eyebrows. until the nazi occupation of the netherlands explodes their promising life.what unfolds is more than the astonishing story of a love that prevailed over convention. it’s also the quest of a young boy. through the cruelty of world war ii he will fight for a connection between his father’s south american birthplace and his mother’s european traditions. lost and displaced for much of his life but with a legacy of resilience in his blood he will struggle to find his place in the world.moving deftly between personal experience and the devastating machinations of war the boy between worlds is an unforgettable journey of hope love and courage in the face of humanity’s darkest hour.

  • Highest Duty

    Highest Duty

    Sullenberger- ChesleyZaslow- Jeffrey (CON)  著 Avon A 出版 2010/5/11 出版
  • The Queen Next Door

    The Queen Next Door

    reflections on the life of aretha franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend photojournalist linda solomon.

  • Yours for Probably Always

    Yours for Probably Always

    Somerville Janet (EDT)  著 Firefly Books Ltd 出版 2019/10/1 出版

    as much as any woman in the twentieth century martha gellhorn succeeded in her ambition to ’go everywhere and see everything and sometimes write about it.’ it is wonderful to have this compendious new collection of letters from and to her a few newly discovered. janet somerville has carefully set each group of correspondence in its historical context and further enriched them with photographs which even longtime gellhorn admirers will not have seen. -- adam hochschild author of spain in our hearts: americans in the spanish civil war 1936-1939 a titan of american letters. it’s high time for gellhorn to emerge from the shadows of twentieth-century literature into the bright light of mainstream recognition. --the washington post book world before email when long distance telephone calls were difficult and expensive people wrote letters often several each day. today those letters provide an intimate and revealing look at the lives and loves of the people who wrote them. when the author is a brilliant writer who lived an exciting eventful life the letters are especially interesting. martha gellhorn was a strong-willed self-made modern woman whose journalism and life were widely influential at the time and cleared a path for women who came after her. an ardent anti-fascist she abhorred objectivity shit and wrote about real people doing real things with intelligence and passion. she is most famous to her enduring exasperation as ernest hemingway’s third wife. long after their divorce her short tenure as mrs. hemingway from 1940 to 1945 invariably eclipsed her writing and consequently she never received her full due. gellhorn’s work and personal life attracted a disparate cadre of political and celebrity friends among them sylvia beach ingrid bergman leonard bernstein norman bethune robert capa charlie chaplin chiang kai-shek madame chiang colette gary cooper john dos passos dorothy parker maxwell perkins eleanor and franklin d. roosevelt antoine de saint-exup顤y orson welles h.g. wells -- the people who made history in her time and beyond. yours for probably always is a curated collection of letters between gellhorn and the extraordinary personalities that were her correspondents in the most interesting time of her life. through these letters and the author’s contextual narrative the book covers gellhorn’s life and work including her time reporting for harry hopkins and america’s federal emergency relief administration in the 1930s her newspaper and magazine reportage during the spanish civil war world war ii and the vietnam war and her relationships with hemingway and general james m. gavin late in the war and her many lovers and affairs. gellhorn’s fiction of the time sold well: the trouble i’ve seen (1936) -- her depression-era stories based on the fera activities with an introduction by h.g. wells; a stricken field (1940) -- a novel inspired by the german-jewish refugee crisis and set in 1938 czechoslovakia; the heart of another (1941) -- stories edited by maxwell perkins; and the wine of astonishment (1948) -- her novel about the liberation of dachau which she reported for collier’s. gellhorn’s life reportage fiction and correspondence reveal her passionate advocacy of social justice and her need to tell the stories of the people who were the sufferers of history. renewed interest in her life makes this new collection packed with newly discovered letters and pictures fascinating reading.

  • The Girl With Seven Names(有聲CD)

    The Girl With Seven Names(有聲CD)

    Dunn Josie (NRT)John David (CON)/ Lee Hyeonseo  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/10/1 出版 有聲CD

    as a child growing up in north korea hyeonseo lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. her home on the border with china gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the hermit kingdom and as the famine of the 1990s struck she began to wonder question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. given the repression poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be as she had been told the best on the planet? aged seventeen she decided to escape north korea. she could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.

  • Renia’s Diary

    Renia’s Diary

    Spiegel Renia  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/24 出版

    the long-hidden diary of a young polish woman’s last days during the holocaust translated for the first time into english with a foreword from american holocaust historian deborah lipstadt.renia spiegel was a young girl from an upper-middle class jewish family living on an estate in stawki poland near what was at that time the border with romania. in the summer of 1939 renia and her sister elizabeth (n嶪 ariana) were visiting their grandparents in przemysl right before the germans invaded poland. like anne frank renia recorded her days in her beloved diary. she also filled it with beautiful poetry she composed herself. she grew up fell in love and survived until 1942 when she was rounded up by the invading nazis and forced to move to the ghetto in przemysl with all other jews. renia was in the ghetto for two weeks where she documented the horrors she faced in her diary. on july 28 1942 her boyfriend zygmunt found a hiding place for renia and his parents in the attic of a three-story tenement house. a day later zygmunt took elizabeth out of the ghetto to stay with the polish leszczynski family where she remained safe. the next day renia and zygmunt parents were discovered hiding in the tenement house. they were murdered in front of the building by nazis. zygmunt survived to write the account of their death in her diary and to finish renia story.elizabeth a child actress once called he polish shirley temple?was brought by the father of the family to reunite with her mother in warsaw. they lived under the nazis only to flee again during the warsaw uprising in 1944. eventually they escaped to austria and got an affidavit of support to come to america thus elizabeth lived to tell the tale of their family in poland who suffered unspeakable tragedy.elizabeth bellak now lives in new york city. in renia diary parts of elizabeth own dramatic tale of survival are intertwined with her sister heartbreaking story. it contextualizes the more lyrical unfolding of the diary itself and rounds out the story of the diary survival. renia’s diary is a significant historical and psychological document. the raw yet beautiful account depicts renia angst through recordings of her daily life and through her original poetry. it has been translated from the original polish so the world can hear the story of her life and tragic death. for more information about the incredible story of this diary visit these smithsonian.com pages:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/astonishing-holocaust-diary-hidden-world-70-years-resurfaced-america-180970534/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hear-o-israel-save-us-renia-spiegel-diary-english-translation-holocaust-poland-180970536/

  • Thomas Paine and the Clarion Call for American Independence(有聲CD)

    Thomas Paine and the Clarion Call for American Independence(有聲CD)

    Unger Harlow Giles  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/10 出版 有聲CD

    from new york times bestselling author and founding fathers’ biographer harlow giles unger comes the astonishing biography of the man whose pen set america ablaze inspiring its revolution and whose ideas about reason and religion continue to try men’s souls.thomas paine’s words were like no others in history: they leaped off the page inspiring readers to change their lives their governments their kings and even their gods. in an age when spoken and written words were the only forms of communication paine’s aroused men to action like no one else. the most widely read political writer of his generation he proved to be more than a century ahead of his time conceiving and demanding unheard-of social reforms that are now integral elements of modern republican societies. among them were government subsidies for the poor universal housing and education pre- and post-natal care for women and universal social security. an englishman who emigrated to the american colonies he formed close friendships with benjamin franklin thomas jefferson and james madison and his ideas helped shape the declaration of independence and the bill of rights. however the world turned against paine in his later years. while his earlier works common sense and rights of man attacked the political and social status quo here on earth the age of reason attacked the status quo of the hereafter. former friends shunned him and the man america had hailed as the muse of the american revolution died alone and forgotten. packed with action and intrigue soldiers and spies politics and perfidy unger’s thomas paine is a much-needed new look at a defining figure.

  • A Baby’s Cry

    A Baby’s Cry

    Glass CathyFairman Denica (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/3 出版 有聲CD

    when cathy is first asked to foster one-day old harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. but upon collecting harrison from the hospital cathy realises she has more to worry than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy. she isn’t told why harrison is in foster care and his social worker says only a few are aware of his very existence and if his whereabouts became known his life and that of his parents could be in danger. cathy tries to put her worries aside as she looks after harrison a beautiful baby who is alert and engaging. cathy and her children quickly bond with harrison although they know that inevitably he will eventually be adopted. but when a woman cathy doesn’t know starts appearing in the street outside her house acting suspiciously cathy fears for her own family’s safety and demands some answers from harrison’s social worker. the social worker tells cathy a little but what she says is very disturbing . how is this woman connected to harrison and can she answer the questions that will affect harrison’s whole life?

  • Another Forgotten Child

    Another Forgotten Child

    Glass CathyFairman Denica (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/3 出版 有聲CD

    the social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after aimee and when she reads the referral cathy understands why. despite her reservations cathy agrees to aimee on - there is something about her that reminds cathy of jodie (the subject of ’damaged’ and the most disturbed child cathy has cared for) and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings. when she arrives aimee is angry. and she has every right to be. she has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as ’not fit for human habitation’. aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at cathy’s house on the first night that it brings cathy to tears. aimee’s aggressive mother is constantly causing trouble at contact and makes sweeping allegations against cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well. it is a trying time for cathy and it makes it difficult for aimee to settle. but as aimee begins to trust cathy she starts to open up. and the more cathy learns about aimee’s life before she came into care the more horrified she becomes. it’s clear that aimee should have been rescued much sooner and as her journey seems to be coming to a happy end cathy can’t help but reflect on all the other ’forgotten children’ that are still suffering...

  • Cut


    Glass CathyFairman Denica (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/3 出版 有聲CD

    dawn was the first girl cathy glass ever fostered. sweet and seemingly well balanced girl dawn’s outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful that even she could not remember it. during the first night cathy awoke to see dawn looming above cathy’s baby’s cot her eyes staring and blank. she sleepwalks - which cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. it becomes a regular and frightening occurrence and cathy is horrified to find dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it’s not my fault in her sleep one night. cathy discovers dawn is playing truant from school and struggling to make friends. more worryingly she finds her room empty one night and her pillow covered in blood. dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past. when dawn attempts suicide cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. dawn’s mother eventually confides in her that dawn was sent away to live with relatives in ireland between the ages of 5 and 9 and cathy soon realises that the horrors dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.

  • Please Don’t Take My Baby

    Please Don’t Take My Baby

    Glass CathyFairman Denica (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/3 出版 有聲CD

    cathy is worried as soon as jade arrives: she’s never looked after a pregnant teenager before but none of the mother and baby carers is free and - seventeen years old seven months pregnant and homeless - jade is in a desperate situation. but jade doesn’t want to listen or advice and although her daughter is born safely it isn’t long before jade’s in trouble with the police. cathy knows that jade loves her daughter with all her heart but will she be able to get through to jade in time to make her realise just how much she might lose?

  • The Saddest Girl in the World

    The Saddest Girl in the World

    Glass CathyFairman Denica (NRT)  著 Blackstone Audio Inc 出版 2019/9/3 出版 有聲CD

    donna had been in foster care with her two young brothers for three weeks when she is abruptly moved to cathy’s. when donna arrives she is silent withdrawn and walks with her shoulders hunched forward and her head down. donna is clearly a very haunted child and refuses to interact with cathy’s children adrian and paula. after patience and encouragement from cathy donna slowly starts to talk and tells cathy that she blames herself for her and her brothers being placed in care. the social services were aware that donna and her brothers had been neglected by their alcoholic mother but no one realised the extent of the abuse they were forced to suffer. the truth of the physical torment she was put through slowly emerges and as donna grows to trust cathy she tells her how her mother used to make her wash herself with wire wool so that she could get rid of her skin colour as her mother was so ashamed that donna was mixed race. the psychological wounds caused by the bullying she received also start to resurface when donna starts reenacting the ways she was treated at home by hitting and bullying paula so much so that cathy can’t let donna out of her sight. as the pressure begins to mount on cathy to help this child things start to get worse and donna begins behaving in erratic ways trashing her bedroom and being regularly abusive towards cathy’s children. cathy begins to wonder if she can find a way to help this child or if donna’s scars run too deep.

  • Texas Flood

    Texas Flood

    Paul AlanAledort Andy  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/8/13 出版

    the first definitive biography of guitar legend stevie ray vaughan with an epilogue by jimmie vaughan foreword by drummer chris layton and afterword by bassist tommy shannon. a clean and sober stevie ray vaughan seemed poised for a new limitless chapter of his life and career just a few years after his severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol almost killed him. years of sibling rivalry with big brother jimmie his first and greatest musical hero were behind him and their first collaborative album was complete and on the verge of being released. his tumultuous marriage was over and he was deeply in love with a supportive creative woman. his last album had been his most successful both critically and commercially.instead it all came screeching to a sudden end when vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash on august 27 1990 after that evening dynamic performance with eric clapton leaving an endless stream of what ifs. he was just 35 years old. in the ensuing 28 years vaughan legend and acclaim have only grown; he is an international musical icon. despite the cinematic scope of vaughan life and death there has never been a truly proper accounting of his story. until now.texas flood will provide the unadulterated facts about stevie ray vaughan from those who were with him throughout every stage of his life and career and who knew him best: his brother jimmie his double trouble bandmates tommy shannon chris layton and reese wynans and many other close friends girlfriends fellow musicians crew members and managers.

  • Prognosis


    Vallance Sarah  著 Little A 出版 2019/8/1 出版

    the searing wry memoir about a woman’s fight for a new life after a devastating brain injury.when sarah vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head she believes she’s walked away unscathed. the next morning things take a sharp turn as she’s led from work to the emergency room. by the end of the week a neurologist delivers a devastating prognosis: sarah suffered a traumatic brain injury that has caused her iq to plummet with no hope of recovery. her brain has irrevocably changed.afraid of judgment and deemed no longer fit for work sarah isolates herself from the outside world. she spends months at home with her dogs as her only source of companionship battling a personality she no longer recognizes and her shock and rage over losing simple functions she’d taken for granted. her life is consumed by fear and shame until a chance encounter gives sarah hope that her brain can heal. that conversation lights a small flame of determination and sarah begins to push back painstakingly reteaching herself to read and write and eventually reentering the workforce and a new if unpredictable life.in this highly intimate account of devastation and renewal sarah pulls back the curtain on life with traumatic brain injury an affliction where the wounds are invisible and the lasting effects are often misunderstood. over years of frustrating setbacks and uncertain triumphs sarah comes to terms with her disability and finds love with a woman who helps her embrace a new accepting sense of self.

  • Faith and Intellect

    Faith and Intellect

    Arrington Leonard J.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/31 出版

    leonard j. arrington was the foremost lds historian of the twentieth century. he authored hundreds of articles and books including the path-breaking?igreat basin kingdom?/iand?ibrigham young: american moses.?/iduring the 1970s he served as the first academically trained official historian of the lds church and is widely recognized as the father of the new mormon history. at the time of his death in 1999 he had completed his final work a celebration of faith and intellect in the lives of latter-day saints here published for the first time.

  • Call Sign Chaos

    Call Sign Chaos

    Mattis JimWest Bing/ Campbell Danny (NRT)  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/16 出版 有聲CD

    a clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world by general jim mattishe former secretary of defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our timend bing west a former assistant secretary of defense and combat marine. ?br call sign chaos is the account of jim mattis storied career from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the middle east. along the way mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking the importance of allies and the strategic dilemmasnd short-sighted thinkingow facing our nation. he makes it clear why america must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. ?br mattis divides his book into three parts: direct leadership executive leadership and strategic leadership. in the first part mattis recalls his early experiences leading marines into battle when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. in the second part he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. in the third part mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level where military leaders reconcile war grim realities with political leaders?human aspirations where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe even catastrophic. ?br call sign chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning following along as mattis rises from marine recruit to four-star general. it is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he through constant study and action developed a unique leadership philosophy one relevant to us all.

  • A Road Called Down on Both Sides

    A Road Called Down on Both Sides

    Kurtz Caroline  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/7/15 出版

    caroline kurtz grew up in the remote mountains of maji ethiopia in the 1950s. inside her mud adobe home with her missionary parents and three sisters she enjoyed american family life. outside her world was shaped by drums and the joy cry; jeep and mule treks into the countryside; ostriches on the air strip; and the crackle of several ethiopian languages she barely understood but longed to learn. caroline felt she been exiled to a foreign country when she went to illinois for college. she returned to ethiopia to teach only to discover how complex working in another culture and language really is. life under a communist dictatorship meant constant outagesater electricity sugar even toilet paper. but she was willing to do anything no matter how hard to live in ethiopia again. yet the chaos only increaseduerillas marched down from the north their t-shirts crisscrossed by kalashnikov bandoliers. when peace returned caroline got the chance she longed for to revisit that beloved childhood home in maji. but maybe it would have been better just to treasure the memories. caroline kurtz speaks amharic fluently and spearheads development in ethiopia maji district introducing apples solar energy and women cottage industries.

  • In Love With the World

    In Love With the World

    Rinpoche- Yongey MingyurTworkov- Helen  著 Spiegel & Grau 出版 2019/5/7 出版

    a rare intimate account of a world-renowned buddhist monk’s near-death experience and the life-changing wisdom he gained from it“one of the most inspiring books i have ever read.—pema chödrön author of when things fall apart  at thirty-six years old yongey mingyur rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries. then one night telling no one he slipped out of his monastery in india with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. his goal was to throw off his titles and roles in order to explore the deepest aspects of his being.   he immediately discovered that a lifetime of buddhist education and practice had not prepared him to deal with dirty fellow travelers or the screeching of a railway car. he found he was too attached to his identity as a monk to remove his robes right away and paid for a cheap hostel rather than sleep on the station floor in varanasi. but when he ran out of money he began his life as an itinerant beggar in earnest. soon he became deathly ill from food poisoning—and his journey took a startling turn. his meditation practice had prepared him to face death and now he had the opportunity to test the strength of his training.   in this powerful and unusually candid account of the inner life of a buddhist master yongey mingyur rinpoche offers us the invaluable lessons he learned from his near-death experience. by sharing with the reader the meditation practices that sustain him he shows us how we can transform our fear of dying into joyful living.advance praise for in love with the world“in love with the world is a magnificent story—moving and inspiring profound and utterly human. it will certainly be a dharma classic. yongey mingyur rinpoche’s life-changing adventure carries us with him and teaches us how to find the unshakable heart amidst it all.—jack kornfield author of a path with heart

  • Gentleman Jack

    Gentleman Jack

    Choma- AnneWainwright- Sally (FRW)/ Merz-  著 Penguin Group USA 出版 2019/4/30 出版

    in 1834 anne lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. now the basis for the hbo series gentleman jack this is her remarkable true story. anne lister was extraordinary. fearless charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. she was a landowner an industrialist and a prolific diarist whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. gentleman jack: the real anne lister follows anne from her crumbling ancestral home in yorkshire to the glittering courts of denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. this book introduces the real gentleman jack featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator sally wainwright and writer anne choma.

  • Bunty


    Schrader Halwart  著 Veloce 出版 2019/1/22 出版

    the fascinating biography of david scott-moncrieff alias bunty’ - a colourful personality an enthusiastic car expert a charming entertainer and passionate vintage car addict. bunty’s favourite marque was rolls-royce and for some time he claimed to be the no 1 in the rolls-royce second-hand car trade worldwide. he also owned world-famous race cars and heaps of worn-out hearses (to be rebuilt) supercharged mercedes classics and even an antique steamer. here you will meet them all along with some of his many admirers who had the courage and pleasure to enter the passenger seat. a well-known personality on the classic car scene and in the motoring trade this is his long-awaited biography written by someone who knew him well. halwart schrader travelled to england to meet bunty on many occasions and has written this biography in full co-operation with bunty’s son humphrey scott-moncrieff.