Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics

By Edward Teller

Edward Teller may be top identified for his trust in freedom via powerful safety. yet this amazing memoir eventually finds the fellow in the back of the headlines--passionate and funny, committed and dependable. by no means prior to has Teller advised his tale as totally as he does right here. We research his actual place on every little thing from the bombing of Japan to the pursuit of guns learn within the post-war years. In transparent and compelling prose, Teller chronicles the folks and occasions that formed him as a scientist, starting together with his early love of tune and math, and carrying on with along with his examine of quantum physics lower than Werner Heisenberg. He additionally describes his relationships with a few of the century's maximum minds--Einstein, Bohr, Fermi, Szilard, von Neumann--and deals a good overview of the improvement of the atomic and hydrogen bombs, the founding of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and his advanced courting with J. Robert Oppenheimer.Rich and humanizing, this candid memoir describes the occasions that led Edward Teller to be commemorated or abhorred, and offers a desirable viewpoint at the skill of a unmarried person to impact the process history.

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Split: A Counterculture Childhood

By Lisa Michaels

In this "disarmingly amiable memory" (The Atlantic per month) that "may be the easiest argument for the left seeing that Marx" (The New Yorker), poet and author Lisa Michaels blends memoir with social statement to inform a notable story of turning out to be up as a baby of political activists through the early seventies. Michaels's upbringing was once marked by means of communes, rallies, and highway journeys; as a tender woman she traveled around the kingdom together with her mom and stepfather in a personalized mail truck, entire with a wooden range, whereas her father spent years in penitentiary for his half in an antiwar protest. Raised in a rural California city, Michaels craved conformity, yet finally she got here to proportion a lot of her mom and dad' long-held values. via a author of unusual conception, cut up bargains "a infrequent glimpse of a existence that embodies a time" (Vogue).

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Remembering Che: My Life with Che Guevara

For the 1st time, Aleida March conjures up the thoughts of her companion, Ernesto Che Guevara. She describes their nice romance and existence jointly from the times once they first met as fellow guerrillas in Cuba's progressive battle as much as the tragic second while she discovered of Che's assassination in Bolivia lower than a decade later.

As Che's widow, Aleida writes with ardour and poignancy in their shared political goals for the longer term and their family members. by no means prior to have readers been provided such an intimate perception into the fellow in the back of one of many nice political symbols of our time.

  • Includes 100 intimate pictures taken from the personal kin albums of Che together with his childrens and his spouse, together with the final pictures of Che and Aleida jointly whilst Che had disguised himself in guidance for his mystery undertaking to Bolivia.
  • Also contains facsimiles of postcards and letters Che despatched to his kin from out of the country, in addition to poems written to Aleida and a relocating brief tale despatched from Africa.

This publication finds Aleida's personal nice energy and braveness as she got here to phrases together with her inner most loss whereas lower than the overseas highlight of hundreds of thousands of others who additionally mourned the dying of a world-famous progressive, probably resembling Yoko Ono after the loss of life of John Lennon. She additionally describes her efforts to elevate her 4 childrens as usual kids regardless of their father's mythical prestige in Cuba and abroad.

Aleida March is at the moment the director of the Che Guevara experiences heart, Cuba.

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Liebe und Mathematik: Im Herzen einer verborgenen Wirklichkeit (German Edition)

By Edward Frenkel

Eine Liebeserklärung an die Mathematik und eine Autobiographie wie ein großer russischer Roman – der New York Times-Bestseller des brillanten Mathematikers Edward Frenkel

Zwei faszinierende Erzählungen – die eine mathematischer Natur, die andere persönlich – sind in Liebe und Mathematik miteinander verwoben … Geschickt führt Frenkel den Leser … an die Ränder unserer gegenwärtigen Kenntnis. Sein Ziel ist es, die Schönheit der Mathematik für jeden sichtbar zu machen. Nature

Edward Frenkels Buch Liebe und Mathematik ist im Kern eine Liebesgeschichte, die romantische Beschreibung und Liebeserklärung eines Mannes an jene Gefährtin, die ihm das Schicksal zugeteilt hat. Wenn ich das Buch in einem Wort zusammenfassen sollte, dann wäre dieses Wort Leidenschaft. Die romantische, stellenweise poetische Prosa, der breite Bogen tiefer und profunder menschlicher Ideen und der ewige Reigen fundamentaler Fragen, die beständig in neuem Gewand wieder auftauchen, lassen quick unweigerlich an die großen russischen Romane von Dostojewski, Pasternak, Scholochow und all den anderen denken. Keith Devlin, Huffington publish

Liebe und Mathematik ist zugleich eine Autobiographie, ein Eingangstor zum Verständnis der Mathematik, die so oft Furcht einflößt, und der erste allgemein verständliche Bericht über das Langlands-Programm, eines der zentralen schöpferischen Projekte der heutigen Menschheit. In diesem Buch geht es in fundamentaler Weise um unser Wissen von der Realität auf allen Ebenen. Jaron Lanier, Autor von Wem gehört die Zukunft?

Liebe und Mathematik ist nicht etwa ein abgehobener philosophischer Überblick über die Mathematik, sondern ein Bericht direkt aus dem Leben eines praktizierenden Mathematikers an der vordersten entrance der Forschung. Und als solcher ist das Buch kraftvoll, leidenschaftlich und inspirierend. New York instances

In der Überzeugung, dass manche von uns sich nicht mit der Mathematik einlassen, weil wir sie nicht sehen können, setzt Professor Frenkel sie unermüdlich in Beziehung zu Dingen, die wir sehen können. Ein farbensattes Lob der Zahlen. The parent

Wenn guy dieses Buch liest, fühlt guy den Drang, alles fallen zu lassen und der Mathematik eine neue likelihood zu geben; teilzuhaben am ultimativ Geheimnisvollen. Chris Carter, Schöpfer von Akte X (The X Files)

Ein atemberaubendes landscape der modernen Mathematik. Mario Livio, Astrophysiker und Autor von Ist Gott ein Mathematiker? und Brilliant Blunders

Sollten Sie kein Mathematiker sein – dieses Buch weckt den Wunsch, einer zu werden. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Autor von Der schwarze Schwan und Antifragilität

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Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie besuchten eine Kunstschule, in der guy Ihnen lediglich beibringt, wie guy einen Gartenzaun streicht. Stellen Sie sich vor, guy hätte Ihnen dort nie die Bilder von Picasso und van Gogh gezeigt, Ihnen noch nicht einmal gesagt, dass es diese Bilder überhaupt gibt. So ungefähr wird an unseren Schulen Mathematik unterrichtet, und es ist daher kein Wunder, dass sie für die meisten von uns als eine zutiefst langweilige geistige Übung erscheint.

In Liebe und Mathematik zeigt uns der berühmtekannte Mathematiker Edward Frenkel eine Seite der Mathematik, die wir noch nie gesehen haben. Hier offenbaren sich die Schönheit und die Eleganz eines großen Kunstwerks. In seinem leidenschaftlichen Buch beweist Frenkel, dass die Mathematik alles andere ist als nur die Nische einiger Spezialisten: Sie rührt vielmehr ans Herz aller Dinge und eint uns über alle Kulturen, Zeiten und Räume hinweg.

Liebe und Mathematik erzählt zwei miteinander verwobene Geschichten: eine von den Wundern der Mathematik und eine von der Reise eines jungen Mannes, der diese career erlernt und sie lebt. Nachdem er ein repressives Ausbildungssystem gemeistert hat, entwickelt er sich zu einem der führenden Mathematiker des 21. Jahunderts. Heute arbeitet Frenkel an einer der größten Ideen, die der Mathematik in den letzten 50 Jahren entsprungen sind: dem Langlands-Programm. Viele sehen darin die große vereinheitlichte Theorie der Mathematik. Das Langlands-Programm ermöglicht es Forschern, ihre Entdeckungen aus einem Gebiet in ein vollkommen anderes zu übertragen und somit Probleme zu lösen, die zuvor als unlösbar galten, wie etwa den Großen Fermat’schen Satz.

Im Kern ist Liebe und Mathematik eine Geschichte über eine andere artwork des Denkens, die unser Leben bereichern und uns in die Lage versetzen kann, die Welt und unseren Platz in ihr besser zu verstehen. Es ist eine Einladung, das geheimnisvolle, verborgene Universum der Mathematik zu entdecken.

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My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider's Journey through Hollywood (Screen Classics)

By Tom Mankiewicz, Robert Crane

The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All approximately Eve [1950], Guys and Dolls [1955], Cleopatra [1963]) and the nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was once real Hollywood royalty. He grew up in Beverly Hills and manhattan, spent summers on his dad's movie units, had his first drink with Humphrey Bogart, dined with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, went to the theater with Ava Gardner, and traveled the realm writing for Brando, Sinatra, and Connery. even though his family members connections led him to teach enterprise, Tom "Mank" Mankiewicz solid a occupation of his personal, turning into a well known screenwriter, director, and manufacturer of acclaimed motion pictures and tv exhibits. He wrote screenplays for 3 James Bond films―Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and allow Die (1973), and The guy with the Golden Gun (1974)―and made his directorial debut with the hit television sequence Hart to Hart (1979–1984). My lifestyles as a Mankiewicz is an interesting examine the lifetime of anyone whose creativity and paintings ethic verified him as a member of the Hollywood writing elite.

Mankiewicz information his trip in the course of the internal global of the tv and movie industries, starting along with his first activity as creation assistant on The Comancheros (1961), starring John Wayne. My existence as a Mankiewicz illuminates his specialist improvement as a author and director, detailing his friendships and romantic relationships with a few of Hollywood's largest stars in addition to his fight with alcohol and medicine. With the help of Robert Crane, Mankiewicz tells a narrative of private fulfillment and provides an insider's view of the glamorous global of Hollywood in the course of the Sixties, Seventies, and Nineteen Eighties.

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“The authors make this unassuming, such a lot studious lady come pulsing to lifestyles. . . . Notorious RBG could be a playful venture, however it asks to be learn heavily. . . . That I replied so for my part to it's a testimony to [its] storytelling and panache.”— Jennifer Senior, New York Times

Supreme courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by no means requested for fame—she has purely attempted to make the area a bit larger and a bit freer.

But approximately a half-century into her occupation, whatever humorous occurred to the octogenarian: she gained the net. throughout the USA, those who weren’t even born while Ginsburg first made her identify as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves along with her face, atmosphere her famously searing dissents to song, and making viral movies in tribute.

Notorious RBG, encouraged via the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and taken to you through its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is greater than only a love letter. It attracts on intimate entry to Ginsburg's relations, shut neighbors, colleagues, and clerks, besides an interview with the Justice herself. An unique hybrid of stated narrative, annotated dissents, infrequent archival pictures and files, and illustrations, the publication tells a never-before-told tale of an strange and transformative lady who transcends generational divides. because the kingdom struggles with the incomplete enterprise of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testomony to how a ways we will include a bit chutzpah.

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Faithfull: An Autobiography

By Marianne Faithfull, David Dalton

From pop stardom in the course of the depths of dependancy to her punk-rock comeback, Marianne Faithfull's lifestyles captures rock 'n' roll at its so much decadent and its so much harmful. Faithfull's first hit, 1964's "As Tears move By," opened doorways to the hippest circles in London. There she hung out with the main luminous of the younger, wealthy, and reckless, together with Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
Her mythical affair with Mick Jagger produced one hit unmarried, "Sister Morphine," and numerous headlines. Faithfull left the connection a strung-out junkie. suffering to kick medicines and revive her musical profession, she recorded Broken English in 1979, an edgy, hard-hitting, serious triumph. As sincere in her autobiography as in her song, Faithfull is a searing, intimate portrait of a lady who examines her adventures and misadventures with out flinching, with out apology.

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
1706-1757

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, which Franklin himself known as his Memoirs, is the incomplete list of his lifestyles written among 1771 and 1790. It has develop into some of the most recognized and influential autobiographies in heritage, and has been praised either as a old record and a bit of literature in its personal correct. William Dean Howells declared that "Franklin's is likely one of the maximum autobiographies in literature, and towers over different autobiographies as Franklin towered over different men."

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Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography

By Bear Grylls

A number one London Sunday Times Bestseller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular famous person of the hit survival sequence Man Vs. Wild, adventurer undergo Grylls. A former British certain Forces commando, a guy who has continually sought the final word in harmful demanding situations, Bear’s real tale reads like an outside motion and event novel. yet Bear’s tale is true—full of breathtaking escapes and noteworthy exploits that will make any Jack London or H. Ryder Haggard hero proud.

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X-Ray: The Unauthorized Autobiography

By Ray Davies

The stunning and edgy memoirs of a devoted enemy of style and the lead singer of The Kinks.

This subversively excellent, exclusive rock autobiography ingeniously styled as a biography, is written by way of a anonymous, faceless author employed by means of an Orwellian entity referred to as "the company" to catch the essence of Ray Davies, lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks and one of many maximum rock and rollers of all time. The Kinks entrance guy finds his lifestyles and occasions to the younger author, frequently doubtless passing his tales without delay into the writer's cognizance. Carnaby road, "Top of the Pops," the Cavern membership, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and different furniture of the days fade out and in of this compelling narrative. half autobiography, half social historical past, half mental mystery, this elusive and bold ebook exposes rock stardom because the heaven, hell, and purgatory it really is.

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