City Boy Minha Vida Em Nova York

Publisher: Editora Saraiva
ISBN: 8564065622
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O autobiográfico City Boy apresenta uma Manhattan sórdida e livre entre a Revolução Sexual e a descoberta da aids sob o olhar de um de seus maiores protagonistas. Edmund White abriu mão de um título em Harvard para perseguir o amor em Nova York, aonde chegou com uma mão na frente e outra atrás e sem saber que rumo tomar.Os anos de 1960 e 1970 foram um período de grande transformação da cidade e daqueles que se deixavam levar por sua efervescência cultural. Presente na Rebelião de Stonewall em 1969, White testemunhou o nascimento do movimento gay, do qual se tornou uma das principais vozes literárias, ao mesmo tempo em que progressivamente assumia sua opção sexual. Em meio a tudo isso, convivia com ícones das artes, como o escritor russo Vladimir Nabokov, que o apresentou ao círculo intelectual nova-iorquino, frequentado por Elizabeth Bishop, William Burroughs, Susan Sontag e o artista plástico Jasper Johns.Absorvendo as novas influências, White retrata a cidade da época, onde encontrou sua identidade artística, e relata suas ambições e desejos, seus amores e heróis literários. Em City Boy, o autor mostra a franqueza e a generosidade que tornaram sua literatura original e que tem cativado leitores do mundo inteiro.

Look Me In The Eye

Autor: John Elder Robison
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307405729
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.” —from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

My Years With General Motors

Autor: Alfred P Sloan
Publisher: eNet Press
ISBN: 1618863991
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Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. led the General Motors Corporation to international business success by virtue of his brilliant managerial practices and his insights into the new consumer economy he and General Motors helped to produce. Sloan's business biography, My Years With General Motors, was an instant best seller when it was first published in 1964 and is still considered indispensable reading by modern business giants.

Minha Vida Como Um Ramone

Autor: Marky Ramone
Publisher: Editora Planeta do Brasil
ISBN: 8542205685
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Os Ramones estão na lista dos 100 Maiores Artistas de Todos os Tempos da revista Rolling Stone, além de terem recebido um Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award em 2011 e entrarem para o Rock and Roll Hall of Fame em 2002. Marky Ramone teve um papel importante neste sucesso — com seu estilo "blitzkrieg" de tocar. Agora, os fãs podem conhecer sua história.

Caetano Veloso S A Foreign Sound

Autor: Barbara Browning
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501319248
File Size: 27,77 MB
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What makes a song sound foreign? What makes it sound "American,” or Brazilian? Caetano Veloso's 2004 American songbook album, A Foreign Sound, is a meditation on these questions-but in truth, they were questions he'd been asking throughout his career. Properly heard, the album throws a wrench into received ideas regarding the global hegemony of US popular music, and also what constitutes the Brazilian sound. This book takes listeners back through some of Veloso's earlier considerations of American popular music, and forward to his more recent experiments, in order to explore his take on the relationship between US and Brazilian musical idioms. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

A History Of Pi Pi

Autor: Petr Beckmann
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 9780880294188
File Size: 51,51 MB
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Documents the calculation, numerical value, and use of the ratio from 2000 B.C. to the modern computer age, detailing social conditions in eras when progress was made.

The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain

Autor: John Boyne
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN: 0385687729
File Size: 35,84 MB
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The powerful, unforgettable new novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, for ages 12+. When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.

Homer Langley

Autor: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588368973
File Size: 62,99 MB
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Homer and Langley Collyer are brothers—the one blind and deeply intuitive, the other damaged into madness, or perhaps greatness, by mustard gas in the Great War. They live as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, scavenging the city streets for things they think they can use, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley’s proposed dateless newspaper whose reportage will be as prophecy. Yet the epic events of the century play out in the lives of the two brothers—wars, political movements, technological advances—and even though they want nothing more than to shut out the world, history seems to pass through their cluttered house in the persons of immigrants, prostitutes, society women, government agents, gangsters, jazz musicians . . . and their housebound lives are fraught with odyssean peril as they struggle to survive and create meaning for themselves.