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Man With A Blue Scarf

Author : Martin Gayford
ISBN : 9780500770788
Genre : Art
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Lucian Freud is widely regarded as the greatest figurative painter of our time. Freud spent seven months painting a portrait of the art critic Martin Gayford and the daily narrative of their encounters takes the reader straight into the artist's studio, and to the heart of Freud's working methods, both technical and psychological. Full of wry and revealing observations, this is a book not quite like any other: the inside story of how it feels to pose for a remarkable artist, and be transformed into a work of art. This is not a biography, but a series of close-ups: the artist at work, and in conversation in restaurants, in taxis and in his studio. It takes one into the company of the painter for whom Picasso, Giacometti and Francis Bacon were friends. 'One of the best books about art, and the making of art, that I have ever read' - Julian Barnes. Note: The ebook edition includes the complete text of the printed book with a reduced number of illustrations.
Category: Art

The Scarf Man

Author : Andrea R. Cunningham
ISBN : 9781329795495
Genre : Fiction
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Tito and Angel fell in love...instantly. The rest is history.
Category: Fiction

The Better Man

Author : Richard H. Casebier
ISBN : 9781469101309
Genre : Fiction
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Man's greatest desires are love, acceptance and power. Like a fast pace story keeping you in suspense, your nerves on end. The Better Man weaves a tangled tale of love, intrigue and murder all revolving around the US Presidency. Can a President run for a third term? The US Constitution says no but one of our characters feels otherwise. How low can a man fall an yet find redemption, love? Will a once big time Chicago attorney stop the hi-jacking of the Presidency and save himself from his own private hell? Who will live, who will die? Who is The Better Man?
Category: Fiction


Author : Martin Gayford
ISBN : 9780141932255
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At thirty one, Michelangelo was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived (and, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, uncouth, swindling miser). For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic centre of events: the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation. Few of his works - including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the marble giant David and the Last Judgment - were small or easy to accomplish. Like a hero of classical mythology - such as Hercules, whose statue he carved in his youth - he was subject to constant trials and labours. In Michelangelo Martin Gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could be.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Father Myron A Novel

Author : Rod Mills
ISBN : 1462866530
Genre : Fiction
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Myron Zorgerman was raised a good Assemblies of Christ boy. His religious heritage extended three generations there, and Myrons mom was sure that God wished all churches were Assemblies of Christ. Now in his sixth year of a four-year AC Bible collegenot really a stellar studentMyron muddled through in search of that slippery diploma. Lulu and Brownie were unchurched eightand nine-year-old half-sisters. When their mother, Dolly, enrolled them in a Vacation Bible School at the Lutheran Church, the girls were exposed to scripture for the fi rst time. They eagerly memorized the daily verses to win a Jesus pencil. The girls took the literal approach to biblical hermeneutics. When Jesus said, I was in prison and ye came unto me, the girls wandered unnoticed at the local police station, found themselves in a cell block and standing face-to-face with a prisonersix feet nine, 340 pounds, and bearing a tattoo of Anton LaVey on his right forearm. His name was Beast Hi, Beast, Im Lulu! Hi, Beast, Im Brownie! When Jesus said, I was a stranger and ye took me in, the girls invited Beast to live at their apartment when he got out of jail. And if no ones home, Beast, Mom keeps a hide-a-key over the door. Just come on in! Myrons life and ministry took on a new dimension when he caught the essence of childlike faith and innocence from these two little girls and learned that God hath hid the things of the kingdom from the wise and prudent and hath revealed them unto babes.
Category: Fiction

The Master Con Man

Author : Robert Kyriakides
ISBN : 190048627X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Daily Mirror regarded him as "The mastermind behind the biggest con of 2001."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Cells To Civilizations

Author : Enrico Coen
ISBN : 9781400841653
Genre : Science
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Cells to Civilizations is the first unified account of how life transforms itself--from the production of bacteria to the emergence of complex civilizations. What are the connections between evolving microbes, an egg that develops into an infant, and a child who learns to walk and talk? Award-winning scientist Enrico Coen synthesizes the growth of living systems and creative processes, and he reveals that the four great life transformations--evolution, development, learning, and human culture--while typically understood separately, actually all revolve around shared core principles and manifest the same fundamental recipe. Coen blends provocative discussion, the latest scientific research, and colorful examples to demonstrate the links between these critical stages in the history of life. Coen tells a story rich with genes, embryos, neurons, and fascinating discoveries. He examines the development of the zebra, the adaptations of seaweed, the cave paintings of Lascaux, and the formulations of Alan Turing. He explores how dogs make predictions, how weeds tell the time of day, and how our brains distinguish a Modigliani from a Rembrandt. Locating commonalities in important findings, Coen gives readers a deeper understanding of key transformations and provides a bold portrait for how science both frames and is framed by human culture. A compelling investigation into the relationships between our biological past and cultural progress, Cells to Civilizations presents a remarkable story of living change.
Category: Science

Ghost Towns

Author : Martin H. Greenberg
ISBN : 9780786025060
Genre : Fiction
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The sound of a crowded saloon . . . The cry of a train coming through the night. . . The pounding of horses ridden by friends or foe. . . From the searing sun to snow-steeped winters, towns called Sentinel, Iron Mountain and St. Elmo stood strong and fierce--before they finally died. Now, these ghost towns return to life under the spell of such great Western tale-tellers as Louis L'Amour, Elmer Kelton, William W. Johnstone, Bill Brooks, Loren D. Estleman, Johnny D. Boggs and New York Times bestseller Margaret Coel. From a soldier on the run from the fires of war. . . From a gambler who has long since played his last hand to a solitary, singing rifle man protecting a besieged town . . . With dreamers and schemers, with men and women of courage, conscience and faith, here is an unforgettable round-up of astounding adventures fueled by a passion for the West the way it really was--and the way it lives on forever. . .
Category: Fiction

A Man Alone

Author : André Chouraqui
ISBN : 1412816149
Genre : History
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In writing this biography of Theodor Herzl, Chouraqui has filled a vital need: he shows Herzl the visionary in the context of turn-of-the-century Europe. The book, presented in novel form, is largely based on historical sources. The result is a compassionate, human account of how the idea of a Jewish state was born, and of Herzl's struggle to make his dream become reality. Andre Chouraqui is an Israeli public figure and author whose works have been translated into several languages. He served as personal adviser to Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and was deputy mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1969.
Category: History