Obama An Intimate Portrait

Obama  An Intimate Portrait PDF
Author: Pete Souza
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316512575
Size: 67.56 MB
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Category : Photography
Languages : un
Pages : 352
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Obama An Intimate Portrait

by Pete Souza, Obama An Intimate Portrait Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Obama An Intimate Portrait books, Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller -- with a foreword from the President himself. During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else -- and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency -- including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission -- alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters. This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and is a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.


George Gershwin

George Gershwin PDF
Author: Walter Rimler
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252093690
Size: 33.25 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : un
Pages : 240
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George Gershwin

by Walter Rimler, George Gershwin Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download George Gershwin books, George Gershwin lived with purpose and gusto, but with melancholy as well, for he was unable to make a place for himself--no family of his own and no real home in music. He and his siblings received little love from their mother and no direction from their father. Older brother and lyricist Ira managed to create a home when he married Leonore Strunsky, a hard-edged woman who lived for wealth and status. The closest George came to domesticity was through his longtime relationship with Kay Swift. She was his lover, musical confidante, and fellow composer. But she remained married to another man while he went endlessly from woman to woman. Only in the final hours of his life, when they were separated by a continent, did he realize how much he needed her. Fatally ill, unprotected by (and perhaps estranged from) Ira, he was exiled by Leonore from the house she and the brothers shared, and he died horribly and alone at the age of thirty-eight. Nor was Gershwin able to find a satisfying musical harbor. For years his songwriting genius could be expressed only in the ephemeral world of show business, as his brilliance as a composer of large-scale works went unrecognized by highbrow music critics. When he resolved this quandary with his opera Porgy and Bess, the critics were unable to understand or validate it. Decades would pass before this, his most ambitious composition, was universally regarded as one of music's lasting treasures and before his stature as a great composer became secure. In George Gershwin: An Intimate Portrait, Walter Rimler makes use of fresh sources, including newly discovered letters by Kay Swift as well as correspondence between and interviews with intimates of Ira and Leonore Gershwin. It is written with spirited prose and contains more than two dozen photographs.


The Intimate Portrait

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Author: Stephen Lloyd
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 27.23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Art
Languages : un
Pages : 272
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The Intimate Portrait

by Stephen Lloyd, The Intimate Portrait Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Intimate Portrait books, "Published ... to accompany the exhibition ... held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, from 25 October 2008 to 1 February 2009 and at the British Museum from 5 March to 31 May 2009."--T.p. verso.


Softwar

Softwar PDF
Author: Matthew Symonds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127581
Size: 80.29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : un
Pages : 528
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Softwar

by Matthew Symonds, Softwar Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Softwar books, In a business where great risks, huge fortunes, and even bigger egos are common, Larry Ellison stands out as one of the most outspoken, driven, and daring leaders of the software industry. The company he cofounded and runs, Oracle, is the number one business software company: perhaps even more than Microsoft's, Oracle's products are essential to today's networked world. But Oracle is as controversial as it is influential, as feared as it is revered, thanks in large part to Larry Ellison. Though Oracle is one of the world's most valuable and profitable companies, Ellison is not afraid to suddenly change course and reinvent Oracle in the pursuit of new and ever more ambitious goals. Softwar examines the results of these shifts in strategy and the forces that drive Ellison relentlessly on. In Softwar, journalist Matthew Symonds gives readers an exclusive and intimate insight into both Oracle and the man who made it and runs it. As well as relating the story of Oracle's often bumpy path to industry dominance, Symonds deals with the private side of Ellison's life. From Ellison's troubled upbringing by adoptive parents and his lifelong search for emotional security to the challenges and opportunities that have come with unimaginable wealth, Softwar gets inside the skin of a fascinating and complicated human being. With unlimited insider access granted by Ellison himself, Symonds captures the intensity and, some would say, the recklessness that have made Ellison a legend. The result of more than a hundred hours of interviews and many months spent with Ellison, Softwar is the most complete portrait undertaken of the man and his empire -- a unique and gripping account of both the way the computing industry really works and an extraordinary life. Despite his closeness to Ellison, Matthew Symonds is a candid and at times highly critical observer. And in perhaps the book's most unusual feature, Ellison responds to Symonds's portrayal in the form of a running footnoted commentary. The result is one of the most fascinating business stories of all time.


Vivien Leigh

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Author: Kendra Bean
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0762451033
Size: 75.39 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : un
Pages : 264
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Vivien Leigh

by Kendra Bean, Vivien Leigh Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vivien Leigh books, Vivien Leigh's mystique was a combination of staggering beauty, glamour, romance, and genuine talent displayed in her Oscar-winning performances in Gone With the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. For more than thirty years, her name alone sold out theaters and cinemas the world over, and she inspired many of the greatest visionaries of her time: Laurence Olivier loved her; Winston Churchill praised her; Christian Dior dressed her. Through both an in-depth narrative and a stunning array of photos, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait presents the personal story of one of the most celebrated women of the twentieth century, an engrossing tale of success, struggles, and triumphs. It chronicles Leigh's journey from her birth in India to prominence in British film, winning the most-coveted role in Hollywood history, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, through to her untimely death at age fifty-three in 1967. Author Kendra Bean is the first Vivien Leigh biographer to delve into the Laurence Olivier Archives, where an invaluable collection of personal letters and documents ranging from interview transcripts to film contracts to medical records shed new insight on Leigh's story. Illustrated by hundreds of rare and never-before-published images, including those by Leigh's “official” photographer, Angus McBean, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait is the first illustrated biography to closely examine the fascinating, troubled, and often misunderstood life of Vivien Leigh: the woman, the actress, the legend.


India Calling

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Author: Anand Giridharadas
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429950625
Size: 67.73 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 288
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India Calling

by Anand Giridharadas, India Calling Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download India Calling books, Reversing his parents' immigrant path, a young American-born writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all trying to go that way," pointing to the rear. "You, you're going this way?" Giridharadas was returning to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. But he was interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams. In India Calling, Giridharadas brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, through the prism of his émigré family history and his childhood memories of India. He introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. He shows how parents and children, husbands and wives, cousins and siblings are reinventing relationships, bending the meaning of Indianness, and enduring the pangs of the old birthing the new. Through their stories, and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself.


Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois PDF
Author: Jean-Francois Jaussaud
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786275592
Size: 36.81 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : un
Pages : 192
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Louise Bourgeois

by Jean-Francois Jaussaud, Louise Bourgeois Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Louise Bourgeois books, A rare glimpse inside the private world of Louise Bourgeois, one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. "Readers who already love the artist will be thrilled by the richness of this book, and those who didn't know her work before will discover a complex, brilliant, and deeply emotional artist who used her creative gifts to reshape the world around her." – Architectural Digest "Bound in soft sky–blue linen cloth and full of suggestive photography, the pleasure begins when the book is first held, its heft and weight, the mix of textures and fonts suggest something to be savored, then saved." – New York Journal of Books Louise Bourgeois was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century and photographer Jean–François Jaussaud met her for the first time in 1994 at her studio in Brooklyn. But it was not before she had interrogated him about every aspect of his life that he earned her trust. A rare photo session was set up in Spring 1995, under one condition: she would destroy the photographs if she didn't like them… Jaussaud agreed to it and passed the test. He was then given carte blanche to photograph her studio and her house in Chelsea, and he kept coming back for another eleven years. Jaussaud's photographs of Louise Bourgeois in her house and studio are a moving testimony showing how completely implicated in her work she was, to the point that her private life and her work were inextricably interwoven. Louise Bourgeois: An Intimate Portrait also contains: •Extracts from Bourgeois' diary • Personal notes • Short texts from Jaussaud, Marie–Laure Bernadac, and Xavier Girard. This is a must–have addition to any serious admirer of Louise Bourgeois as well as a fascinating entry point for those just discovering her groundbreaking explorations of the family, sexuality, bodies, death, and the unconscious.


Antarctica

Antarctica PDF
Author: Gabrielle Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0151015201
Size: 42.80 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Nature
Languages : un
Pages : 416
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Antarctica

by Gabrielle Walker, Antarctica Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Antarctica books, A profile of Antarctica and its indigenous life traces the history of regional exploration and the science currently being conducted there while explaining how Antarctica reveals key insights into the planet's environmental future.


Martin Buber An Intimate Portrait

Martin Buber  an Intimate Portrait PDF
Author: Aubrey Hodes
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN:
Size: 49.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Philosophers
Languages : un
Pages : 242
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Martin Buber An Intimate Portrait

by Aubrey Hodes, Martin Buber An Intimate Portrait Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Martin Buber An Intimate Portrait books,


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