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Fractured Times
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'Hobsbawm's talents and expertise are firmly on display' Noel Malcolm, Daily Telegraph Eric Hobsbawm, one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age, was born almost one hundred years ago and grew up in Vienna and Berlin. His early life placed him perfectly to observe the forthcoming era of titanic social and artistic change. As the twentieth century wore on, bourgeois fin de siècle culture was forcefully confronted by myriad new movements and ideologies, from communism and extreme nationalism to Dadaism to the emergence of information technology. In Fractured Times, Hobsbawm, with characteristic verve and consummate imagination and skill, unpicks a century of such fragmentation, in the last book from one of our greatest modern-day thinkers. 'A historian of exceptional lucidity, with a staggering range and ease of reference . . . As he goes back in time, the essays catch fire . . . They remind us that Hobsbawm didn't only have a commanding knowledge of the history of the 'short 20th century': he lived it, and he gave it a name' Sam Leith, Spectator 'Fractured Times shows this revolutionary traditionalist at his best . . . No historian was better at deploying a killer fact to make an argument stick in your mind' Nick Cohen, Guardian

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Fractured Times
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'Hobsbawm's talents and expertise are firmly on display' Noel Malcolm, Daily Telegraph Eric Hobsbawm, one of the most brilliant and original historians of our age, was born almost one hundred years ago and grew up in Vienna and Berlin. His early life placed him perfectly to observe the forthcoming era of titanic social and artistic change. As the twentieth century wore on, bourgeois fin de siècle culture was forcefully confronted by myriad new movements and ideologies, from communism and extreme nationalism to Dadaism to the emergence of information technology. In Fractured Times, Hobsbawm, with characteristic verve and consummate imagination and skill, unpicks a century of such fragmentation, in the last book from one of our greatest modern-day thinkers. 'A historian of exceptional lucidity, with a staggering range and ease of reference . . . As he goes back in time, the essays catch fire . . . They remind us that Hobsbawm didn't only have a commanding knowledge of the history of the 'short 20th century': he lived it, and he gave it a name' Sam Leith, Spectator 'Fractured Times shows this revolutionary traditionalist at his best . . . No historian was better at deploying a killer fact to make an argument stick in your mind' Nick Cohen, Guardian

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The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achievin...
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I believe that we will win. In the summer of 2014, Tim Howard became an overnight sensation after more than 10 years as one of America's leading professional soccer players. His record-breaking 15 saves for the United States national team against Belgium in the World Cup electrified a nation that had only recently woken up to the Beautiful Game after decades of hibernation. An estimated TV audience of 21 million viewers in the United States - larger than those of the NBA and NHL finals - watched Howard's heroic performance against the heavily favored Belgians in which he repelled shots with his hands, feet, legs, knees, and even his signature long beard. Suddenly an athlete who had toiled in relative anonymity for much of his career became the star of his own Internet meme ("Things Tim Howard Could Save": from Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" to the Titanic) and fielded personal calls from the likes of President Barack Obama ("You guys did us proud.... I don't know how you are going to survive the mobs when you come back home, man. You'll have to shave your beard so they don't know who you are"). In this inspiring and candid memoir, the beloved US and Everton goalkeeper finally allows himself to do something that he would never do on the field: He drops his guard. Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette syndrome defied the odds to become one of the greatest American keepers in history. He recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of all sports - he was also a standout high school basketball player - and a devout faith that helped him cope with a disorder that manifested itself with speech and facial tics, compulsive behavior, and extreme sensitivity to light, noise, and touch. The Keeper is also a chronicle of the personal sacrifices he's made for his career, including the ultimate dissolution of Howard 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004212/bk_harp_004212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Empty Mansions
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money? Dedman has collaborated with Huguette Clark's cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have frequent conversations with her. Dedman and Newell tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter, born into a family of extreme wealth and privilege, who secrets herself away from the outside world. Huguette was the daughter of self-made copper industrialist W. A. Clark, nearly as rich as Rockefeller in his day, a controversial senator, railroad builder, and founder of Las Vegas. She grew up in the largest house in New York City, a remarkable dwelling with 121 rooms for a family of four. She owned paintings by Degas and Renoir, a world-renowned Stradivarius violin, a vast collection of antique dolls. But wanting more than treasures, she devoted her wealth to buying gifts for friends and strangers alike, to quietly pursuing her own work as an artist, and to guarding the privacy she valued above all else. The Clark family story spans nearly all of American history in three generations, from a log cabin in Pennsylvania to mining camps in the Montana gold rush, from backdoor politics in Washington to a distress call from an elegant Fifth Avenue apartment. The same Huguette who was touched by the terror attacks of 9/11 held a ticket nine decades earlier for a first-class stateroom on the second voyage of the Titanic. Empty Mansions reveals a complex portrait of the mysterious Huguette and her intimate circle. We meet her extravagant father, her publicity-shy mother, her star-crossed sister, her French boyfriend, her nurse who received more than $30 million in gifts, and the relatives fighting to inherit Huguette's copper fortune. Richly illustrated with more than seventy photographs, Empty Mansions is an enthralling story of an eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms. Praise for Empty Mansions "An amazing story of profligate wealth . . . an outsized tale of rags-to-riches prosperity."-The New York Times "An evocative and rollicking read, part social history, part hothouse mystery, part grand guignol."-The Daily Beast "Fascinating . . . [a] haunting true-life tale."-People "One of those incredible stories that you didn't even know existed. It filled a void."-Jon Stewart, The Daily Show "Thrilling . . . deliciously scandalous."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Empty Mansions
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money? Dedman has collaborated with Huguette Clark's cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have frequent conversations with her. Dedman and Newell tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter, born into a family of extreme wealth and privilege, who secrets herself away from the outside world. Huguette was the daughter of self-made copper industrialist W. A. Clark, nearly as rich as Rockefeller in his day, a controversial senator, railroad builder, and founder of Las Vegas. She grew up in the largest house in New York City, a remarkable dwelling with 121 rooms for a family of four. She owned paintings by Degas and Renoir, a world-renowned Stradivarius violin, a vast collection of antique dolls. But wanting more than treasures, she devoted her wealth to buying gifts for friends and strangers alike, to quietly pursuing her own work as an artist, and to guarding the privacy she valued above all else. The Clark family story spans nearly all of American history in three generations, from a log cabin in Pennsylvania to mining camps in the Montana gold rush, from backdoor politics in Washington to a distress call from an elegant Fifth Avenue apartment. The same Huguette who was touched by the terror attacks of 9/11 held a ticket nine decades earlier for a first-class stateroom on the second voyage of the Titanic. Empty Mansions reveals a complex portrait of the mysterious Huguette and her intimate circle. We meet her extravagant father, her publicity-shy mother, her star-crossed sister, her French boyfriend, her nurse who received more than $30 million in gifts, and the relatives fighting to inherit Huguette's copper fortune. Richly illustrated with more than seventy photographs, Empty Mansions is an enthralling story of an eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms. Praise for Empty Mansions "An amazing story of profligate wealth . . . an outsized tale of rags-to-riches prosperity."-The New York Times "An evocative and rollicking read, part social history, part hothouse mystery, part grand guignol."-The Daily Beast "Fascinating . . . [a] haunting true-life tale."-People "One of those incredible stories that you didn't even know existed. It filled a void."-Jon Stewart, The Daily Show "Thrilling . . . deliciously scandalous."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Shipwreck
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Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with the ensuing acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak accidents, and their circumstances so extraordinary that they inspired literature - the ramming of the Essex by a sperm whale was immortalized in Herman Melvilles Moby Dick. Some symbolize colossal human tragedy: including the legendary Titanic whose maiden voyage famously went from pleasure cruise to epic catastrophe. From the Kyrenia ship of 300 BC to the Mary Rose in 1588, through to the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000, this is a thrilling work of narrative history from one of our most talented young historians.

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Empty Mansions
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch When Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money? Dedman has collaborated with Huguette Clark's cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have frequent conversations with her. Dedman and Newell tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter, born into a family of extreme wealth and privilege, who secrets herself away from the outside world. Huguette was the daughter of self-made copper industrialist W. A. Clark, nearly as rich as Rockefeller in his day, a controversial senator, railroad builder, and founder of Las Vegas. She grew up in the largest house in New York City, a remarkable dwelling with 121 rooms for a family of four. She owned paintings by Degas and Renoir, a world-renowned Stradivarius violin, a vast collection of antique dolls. But wanting more than treasures, she devoted her wealth to buying gifts for friends and strangers alike, to quietly pursuing her own work as an artist, and to guarding the privacy she valued above all else. The Clark family story spans nearly all of American history in three generations, from a log cabin in Pennsylvania to mining camps in the Montana gold rush, from backdoor politics in Washington to a distress call from an elegant Fifth Avenue apartment. The same Huguette who was touched by the terror attacks of 9/11 held a ticket nine decades earlier for a first-class stateroom on the second voyage of the Titanic. Empty Mansions reveals a complex portrait of the mysterious Huguette and her intimate circle. We meet her extravagant father, her publicity-shy mother, her star-crossed sister, her French boyfriend, her nurse who received more than $30 million in gifts, and the relatives fighting to inherit Huguette's copper fortune. Richly illustrated with more than seventy photographs, Empty Mansions is an enthralling story of an eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms. Praise for Empty Mansions 'An amazing story of profligate wealth . . . an outsized tale of rags-to-riches prosperity.'-The New York Times 'An evocative and rollicking read, part social history, part hothouse mystery, part grand guignol.'-The Daily Beast 'Fascinating . . . [a] haunting true-life tale.'-People 'One of those incredible stories that you didn't even know existed. It filled a void.'-Jon Stewart, The Daily Show 'Thrilling . . . deliciously scandalous.'-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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The Mystery of the Great Flood Confirmed
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About 10,000 years ago, a titanic collision between the Earth and Mars occurred in the zone between Mars and Jupiter. Mars struck and penetrated the Earth along the entire length of its western hemisphere, in the area now known as the Pacific Ocean - the collision area itself may be considered the biggest crater of external impact origin on Earth. As the result of this collision, the Earth was violently moved into the direction of the Sun. During the collision, the sudden reduction in orbital velocity of Mars, together with stronger gravitational force of the Earth caused the waters of Mars to gush violently onto the Earth's surface. Aside from this, the Earth's axis was also tilted, the poles shifted and the gravitational forces became significantly stronger, the consequence of the rapid gain in mass from the Mars' crust, mantle and waters. Soon after, and during the Earth's progressive movement towards the Sun to as close as it is now, solar radiation on the planet increased significantly. In fact, Global Warming of the Earth actually begun 10 000 years ago, and is caused by extreme solar radiation on the Earth caused by the shortening of the distance between the Sun and the Earth, which has resulted in the gradual melting of Arctic and Antarctic glaciers and a progressive lessening of their cooling effect. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other so-called greenhouse gases do not cause global warming; Global warming is caused almost entirely by increased solar radiation. The rise in CO2 in the air is caused principally by release of this gas from warming oceans, following the increases in global temperatures (Henrys and Raouls laws), and not by human and industrial activities.

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Remembering New York's North Country
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With vast wilderness, rugged terrain and extreme temperatures, New York's North Country is not for the faint of heart. In Remembering New York's North Country, local columnist Dave Shampine celebrates the enduring strength, heroism and intrepidness of the souls who have called this territory home. With over thirty years of writing for the Watertown Daily Times, Shampine expertly weaves historical facts and tales of the human condition. This collection of his best columns- including the story of a Titanic survivor, a dentist who gave his life rescuing others from a fiery inferno and the mysterious case of a John Doe found hanging in a tree- is sure to rivet visitors and longtime residents alike.

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