The Enemy Within: Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar by Ezra Levant

By Ezra Levant

A arguable examine the headline-making tale of the final Western prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and the bigger implications to nationwide safety, justice, and overseas relations.

Omar Khadr is the final Western prisoner on the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. He has been held on the American naval base considering the fact that October 2002, accused of killing a U.S. sergeant in Afghanistan. Khadr used to be fifteen on the time. His defence crew argued that their customer was once a toddler soldier and will be handled as a sufferer. After numerous years of procedural wrangling, Khadr went earlier than a U.S. army court docket. In October, he pled to blame, in an contract that enables him to be transferred to Canada after one year.
 
This debatable new publication should be released to coincide with Omar Khadr's go back to Canada in overdue 2011. it is going to contain stunning information regarding the Khadr relatives, Khadr's mental evaluation, and his trial that has frequently been neglected within the mainstream media. demanding the normal knowledge in regards to the Khadr case, The Enemy Within is a provocative examine the definition of "child soldier," lifestyles at Guantanamo Bay, the media assurance of the case, a tainted plea discount, and the Canadian government's plan for Omar Khadr's rehabilitation upon his go back to Canada.
 
In this hard-hitting ebook, Ezra Levant additionally makes use of Khadr's tale to deal with higher questions about how Canadians view immigration, terrorism, legislation and justice, and Canada's courting with the U.S..

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Remarkable Mathematicians: From Euler to von Neumann (The by Ioan James

By Ioan James

Ioan James introduces and profiles sixty mathematicians from the period whilst arithmetic used to be free of its classical origins to turn into its smooth shape. the topics, all born among 1700 and 1910, come from quite a lot of nations, and all made very important contributions to arithmetic, via their rules, their instructing, and their impression. James emphasizes their assorted existence tales, no longer the main points in their mathematical achievements. The publication is prepared chronologically into ten chapters, each one of which includes biographical sketches of six mathematicians. the boys and girls James has selected to painting are consultant of the background of arithmetic, such that their tales, whilst learn in series, show in human phrases whatever of ways during which arithmetic built. Ioan James is a professor on the Mathematical Institute, collage of Oxford. he's the writer of Topological subject matters (Cambridge, 1983), Fibrewise Topology (Cambridge, 1989), advent to Uniform areas (Cambridge, 1990), Topological and Uniform areas (Springer-Verlag long island, 1999), and co-author with Michael C. Crabb of Fibrewise Homotopy idea (Springer-Verlag big apple, 1998). James is the previous editor of the London Mathematical Society Lecture word sequence and quantity editor of various books. he's the organizer of the Oxford sequence of Topology symposia and different meetings, and co-chairman of the duty strength for Mathematical Sciences of crusade for Oxford.

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Letters to Kurt by Eric Erlandson

By Eric Erlandson

"Nearly twenty years after the demise of Kurt Cobain, a chum and fellow musician not just keeps to mourn his suicide, but additionally rages opposed to the tradition that he holds liable. those fifty two 'letters' . . . mix the subject material of the Byrds' 'So You Wanna Be a Rock and Roll Star' with the fury of Allen Ginsberg's Howl . . . A catharsis for the author and maybe for the reader as well."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A touching and enlightening number of prose poems addressed to [Erlandson's] departed friend."
--The San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Erlandson ultimately involves phrases together with his loss in fifty two prose-poem letters ostensibly addressed to Cobain within which he straightforwardly confronts his internal demons whereas supplying own reflections on nutrition, drug abuse, dying, and self-sabotage."--Booklist

"The reverberations of Kurt's suicide final to this present day, and feature touched the lives of many. Dozens of individuals may have written their very own model of this bracingly candid publication; Eric Erlandson has written one, packed with rage and love, landmined with aspect, that could stand for them all."
--Michael Azerrad, writer of Come As you're: the tale of Nirvana

"Eric was once the spirit-boy within the Nirvana/Hole dynamic. Quiet, bemused, clever, and interestingly intuitive to the facility of hugging the satan, to assert we are going to all be ok . . . Eric expresses how spell binding Kurt used to be, how the entire scene was once, together with his considerate, radical adult/prose love. bring about the long run, darling."--Thurston Moore, musician

"Eric. He used to be continually there: supportive, staring at, within the thick of it. Hidden in undeniable sight . . . with out him, I can't think Seattle or L.A. or a dozen different locations. This ebook is gorgeous, brutal, short. Happy-sad eloquence. Boy Scouts fidgeting with the complimentary cologne within the center of the ghost city. hearken to the guy. He knows."
--Everett True, writer of Nirvana: The Biography

Letters to Kurt is an anguished, indignant, and soft meditation at the octane and ether of rock and roll and its many moons: intercourse, medications, suicide, repute, and rage. It's half Dream Songs, half Bukowski, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, and the conflict. Rants, reflections, and gunshot fill those fifty-two prose poems. they're uncooked, humorous, unhappy, and looking. this may make a stunning publication for a person who enjoyed Nirvana and gap and the time and position while their tune replaced every thing. finally, it's an elegy for Kurt and the "suicide idols" who tragically fail to discover salvation of their notable music.

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I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the by Jeff Kaliss

By Jeff Kaliss

Writer Jeff Kaliss scored the 1st face-to-face interview with the reclusive big name in over two decades, making this ebook a must-read for any rock 'n' roll fan. From his anthemic early hits ("I are looking to Take You Higher," "Family Affair," "Dance to the Music"), throughout the moody meditations of "There's a insurrection Going On" and past, Sly & the kinfolk Stone have left an indelible stamp on rock, funk, pop, and hip hop.

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Aung San Suu Kyi: A Biography by Jesper Bengtsson

By Jesper Bengtsson

The chief of Burma’s democracy flow, Aung San Suu Kyi, has joined Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama within the worldwide pantheon of these whose lives are devoted to freedom. during the global, she is linked to a calm fight for democracy and human rights. yet what's she quite like? What drives her to make such huge, immense own sacrifices for her country?

Jesper Bengtsson offers a portrait of 1 of today’s most important political activists. He chronicles her history because the daughter of Burma’s liberation hero Aung San, the years she spent in England and manhattan, and her go back to Burma within the Nineteen Eighties. First positioned lower than residence arrest by way of the army junta in 1989, she spent fifteen of the following twenty-one years in captivity, separated from her husband and children.

Throughout that interval, she remained a unifying determine and activist for Burma’s democracy move. presented the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, she observed her recognition and her foreign stature develop the longer she used to be less than residence arrest. Upon her free up in November 2010, she instantly took up her paintings with the democracy stream and proved that she continues to be an important political strength in Burma.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s skill to impact humans and repressive regimes displays not just her own air of mystery and braveness but additionally her devotion to 1 of the nice problems with our instances: what's useful for democracy to conform from a deeply authoritarian process?

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Henry Cooper: A Hero for All Time by Norman Giller

By Norman Giller

While Sir Henry Cooper died in may possibly this yr the intensity of love within the tributes that crammed the clicking have been a testomony to his awesome reputation. positioned easily, Henry Cooper used to be the nation's favorite boxer; a gentleman and a very good sportsman of whom Muhammed Ali - who Cooper famously floored in 1963 - remarked, Henry Cooper hit me so tough my ancestors in Africa felt it.

Sir Henry's reputation transcended boxing and he turned a bigger nationwide hero within the years after his retirement on the finish of a 27-year struggle profession in 1971. He was once the 1st individual to be two times voted BBC activities character of the yr. in the course of his combating profession he was once the single boxer to win 3 Lonsdale Belts outright, used to be undefeated eu and 'Empire' champion and the British title-holder for greater than 11 years.

Originally deliberate as an autobiography, and written utilizing interviews with the writer recorded sooner than Sir Henry loss of life, A Hero all the time is a well-informed and intimate biography that places his existence and amazing boxing profession into clean concentration. It contains in-depth summaries of the main fights with new commentaries from Sir Henry. it is also many formerly untold tales approximately his boxing profession and paints an intimate portrait of a guy whose braveness, ability and sportsmanship lifted him into the land of wearing legend.

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The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz

By Bob Spitz

EISBN-13: 978-0-316-03167-7

As quickly because the Beatles grew to become recognized, the spin computer started to build a myth--one that has persisted to at the present time. however the fact is way extra fascinating, even more interesting, and lots more and plenty extra relocating. during this bestselling e-book, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fanatics have lengthy waited. 32 pages of b/w pictures.

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Rory & Ita by Roddy Doyle

By Roddy Doyle

From the the world over acclaimed, bestselling novelist -- his first ever non-fiction ebook: a poignant, illuminating trip via a century of contemporary eire as informed throughout the eyes of his parents.

Ita Doyle: “In all my existence i've got lived in homes, had jobs, and one husband. I’m a truly attention-grabbing person.”

Rory and Ita tells -- mostly of their personal phrases -- the tale of Roddy Doyle’s parents’ lives from their first stories to the current. Born in 1923 and 1925 respectively, they met at a brand new Year’s Eve dance in 1947 and married in 1951. Marvellous talkers, with first-class stories, they draw upon their very own relations studies (Ita’s mom died while she used to be 3 -- “the in basic terms reminiscence i've got is of her arms, doing things”; Rory used to be the oldest of 9 little ones, 5 of them girls); and keep in mind each element in their Dublin childhoods -- the folks (aunts, cousins, shopkeepers, buddies, teachers), the politics (both got here from Republican families), Ita’s idyllic occasions within the Wexford nation-state, and Rory’s apprenticeship as a printer.

When Roddy’s mom and dad positioned down a deposit of 2 hundred kilos for a home in rural Kilbarrack, at the fringe of Dublin, Rory was once operating as a compositor on the Irish Independent. by the point the 1st in their 4 youngsters was once born, he had develop into a instructor on the university of Printing in Dublin. Then, their domestic started to swap (“Kilbarrack wasn’t a rural position any more”) in addition to the remainder of the rustic, because the intensely Catholic society in their formative years used to be remodeled into the colourful, complicated eire of today.

Rory and Ita’s attractive bills of the final century, mixed with Roddy Doyle’s mythical ability in illuminating usual event, make a narrative of super heat and humanity.

This tremendous publication is not just a biography of, but in addition a love letter to Roddy’s mom and dad, Rory and Ita.

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A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

By Jaycee Dugard

In the summertime of 1991 i used to be a standard child. I did general issues. I had buddies and a mom who enjoyed me. i used to be similar to you. till the day my lifestyles used to be stolen.

For eighteen years i used to be a prisoner. i used to be an item for somebody to take advantage of and abuse.

For eighteen years i used to be no longer allowed to talk my very own identify. I grew to become a mom and was once compelled to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an very unlikely situation.

On August 26, 2009, I took my identify again. My identify is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t ponder myself as a sufferer. I survived.

A Stolen lifestyles is my story—in my very own phrases, in my very own means, precisely as I commit it to memory.

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Growing Up by Russell Baker

By Russell Baker

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1982
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Russell Baker gained the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for this biography/autobiography approximately transforming into up within the backwoods of Virginia, in a brand new Jersey Commuter city, and within the Depression-shadowed city panorama of Baltimore, all occurring among the realm wars. Baker introduces us to the folk that impacted his adolescence, and he additionally discusses robust love, awkward intercourse, and braveness within the face of adversity. the nice melancholy supplied the backdrop opposed to good fortune, and to assist his mom and relations via it, he added papers and hustled subscriptions of The Saturday night Post, which brought him to bullies, mentors, and heroes who confronted nationwide catastrophe with exertions and strong cheer.

About the Author
Russell Baker is the winner of the 1979 George Polk Award for remark, the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for unique statement, and the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his e-book Growing Up (1982). He served as a long-time columnist for The big apple Times, writing the syndicated column "Observer" and hosted the PBS convey Masterpiece Theatre. He additionally wrote a sequel to Growing Up known as The sturdy Times (1989).

He all started his occupation in 1947 at The Baltimore Sun, occurring to affix the Washington Bureau of The long island Times in 1954, masking nationwide politics, specifically Congress and the White apartment. "Observer" started in 1962 and coated every thing from nationwide controversies to private studies. Baker retired from column writing in 1998, after greater than 3 a long time of well-loved and well-read writing. He lives in Leesburg, Virginia along with his spouse, Mimi, and is a widespread contributor to The ny evaluate of Books.

Literary awards
Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (1983)

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