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Xavier Cockroachal Damon

The story of Xavier Cockroachal Damon. A life of bizzarity forever plunging deeper into further bizzarity and deeper into hell. Executioner for the CIA at a very young age, actually sent to assassinate Castro, things, they got a little strange. Forever plummeting into deeper and deeper hell as the crapathon it carries on...But could it be there is a new story to tell? A new beginning will he see? Can the worst detective team in history solve a single mystery? An end to forever nightmare scream? Well, life is only ever but a dream.

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Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau lived an extraordinary literary life. She became a reviewer and journalist in the 1820s when her family’s fortune collapsed; published a best-selling series, Illustrations of Political Economy (1832-34), that made her fame and fortune by the age of thirty; overcame a hearing disability to become a "literary lion" in London society; toured the United States and wrote two founding texts of sociology based on her experiences; explored north Africa and the Middle East to observe non-European societies; wrote "leaders" (editorials) on slavery for the London Daily News during the American Civil War; and commented publicly on matters of politics, history, and religion in an era when women supposedly maintained their place in the sphere of domesticity. This edition of her Autobiography reproduces the original 1877 text, which Martineau composed in 1855 and had printed in anticipation of her death. It includes illustrations of the author and her homes; excerpts from the "Memorials," added by her editor Maria Chapman; and reviews that praise and critique Martineau's method as an autobiographer and achievement as a Victorian woman of letters.

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William L. Andrews

A collection of the best critical essays reflecting both older and newer perspectives. Will also contain an introduction by the editor (a respected scholar in the field), a chronology of the author's life, and an annotated bibliography.

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Benito Mussolini

DIVRecollections of the Italian dictator's public and private life — from his early years as an agitator and journalist to the "March on Rome" and his first years in power. /div

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Victoria Boynton,Jo Malin

Women have been writing autobiographical works for centuries, and these texts are a valuable source of information about their lives and times. They reflect the personal experiences of their authors as well as the larger cultural, political, and intellectual contexts in which they lived and wrote. Multicultural in scope and the first work of its kind, this encyclopedia overviews more than 400 years of autobiographical writing by women.

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Charlie Chaplin

“The best autobiography ever written by an actor. An astonishing work.” —Chicago Tribune Chaplin’s heartfelt and hilarious autobiography tells the story of his childhood, the challenge of identifying and perfecting his talent, his subsequent film career and worldwide celebrity. In this, one of the very first celebrity memoirs, Chaplin displays all the charms, peculiarities and deeply-held beliefs that made him such an endearing and lasting character. Re-issued as part of Melville House’s Neversink Library, My Autobiography offers dedicated Chaplin fans and casual admirers alike an astonishing glimpse into the the heart and the mind of Hollywood’s original genius maverick. Take this unforgettable journey with the man George Bernard Shaw called “the only genius to come out of the movie industry” as he moves from his impoverished South London childhood to the heights of Hollywood wealth and fame; from the McCarthy-era investigations to his founding of United Artists to his “reverse migration” back to Europe, My Autobiography is a reading experience not to be missed.

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This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Sherlock Holmes A Study in Scarlet The Sign of Four The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Return of Sherlock Holmes His Last Bow The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes Sketches Professor Challenger The Lost World The Poison Belt The Land of Mists When the World Screamed The Disintegration Machine Brigadier Gerard The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard The Adventures of Gerard Novels Micah Clarke The White Company The Great Shadow The Refugees Rodney Stone Uncle Bernac Sir Nigel Mystery of Cloomber The Firm of Girdlestone The Doings of Raffles Haw Beyond The City The Parasite The Stark Munro Letters The Tragedy of the Korosko A Duet The Maracot Deep Short Story Collections Mysteries and Adventures The Captain of the Pole-Star Round the Red Lamp Stories of War and Sport Round the Fire Stories Impressions and Tales Danger and Other Stories Tales of Pirates and Blue Water Other Stories Poetry Songs of Action Songs of the Road The Guards Came Through Plays Sherlock Holmes The Crown Diamond Jane Annie Waterloo A Pot of Caviare The Speckled Band The Journey Spiritualism The New Revelation The Vital Message The Wanderings of a Spiritualist The Coming of the Fairies The History of Spiritualism Pheneas Speaks The Spiritualist's Reader The Edge of the Unknown Stranger Than Fiction Fairies Photographed The Mediumship of Florence Cook The Houdini Enigma The Uncharted Coast Historical Works The Great Boer War The War in South Africa The Crime of the Congo The German War A Visit to Three Fronts A History of the Great War A Glimpse of the Army The Duello in France True Crime Stories Other Works & Personal Memoirs Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer and a creator of Sherlock Holmes.

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August E. Niederhoff

Peals from a Small Potato, the autobiography of August Evan Niederhoff is being published for the benefit of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and future generations. When I reread his book, many years after it was written, I was intrigued by the fascinating life he had led. I think his story offers an example his descendants should know about and should share with their children. It is the story of a first-generation American, born early in the twentieth century, to a poor (by current standards) but stable and loving family and the successful life he attained through education, hard work, intellectual curiosity, persistence, and faith in the face of adversity; a compelling love of life; and a passion for travel. He was not a perfect human, as he is the first to declare, but he is an inspirational one. His story is told with humor and a wealth of personal detail that is amazing. All of his adult life, he kept a small diary of his daily activities, recorded his experiences with snapshots and 8 mm movies, wrote detailed letters to his wife and sister, and collected memorabilia from his adventures. These, along with his remarkable memory, provide ample documentation for his autobiography. The richness of these resources contributes to an understanding of the man and the times in which he lived.

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L. Harte

Modern Irish Autobiography provides the first comprehensive critical analysis of the Irish autobiographical tradition from the early nineteenth century to the present day. This pioneering collection offers readers a stimulating and provocative introduction to the principal themes, modes and narrative strategies of Irish autobiographers.

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Larry R. Squire

This book is the second volume of autobiographical essays by distinguished senior neuroscientists; it is part of the first collection of neuroscience writing that is primarily autobiographical. As neuroscience is a young discipline, the contributors to this volume are truly pioneers of scientific research on the brain and spinal cord. This collection of fascinating essays should inform and inspire students and working scientists alike. The general reader interested in science may also find the essays absorbing, as they are essentially human stories about commitment and the pursuit of knowledge. The contributors included in this volume are: Lloyd M. Beidler, Arvid Carlsson, Donald R. Griffin, Roger Guillemin, Ray Guillery, Masao Ito. Martin G. Larrabee, Jerome Lettvin, Paul D. MacLean, Brenda Milner, Karl H. Pribram, Eugene Roberts and Gunther Stent. Key Features * Second volume in a collection of neuroscience writing that is primarily autobiographical * Contributors are senior neuroscientists who are pioneers in the field

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Ioana Raluca Larco,Fabiana Cecchini

The essays included in this collection examine issues such as identity and ideology which are at play in the female autobiography practice, along with the problematicity that these trigger in terms of self-representation and traditional formal boundaries. The women writers analyzed here through mainly historical, literary, feminist and psychoanalytic lenses cover a long period in the history of Italy, spanning from the Fascist era to our time. In an attempt to organize and connect these texts which are chronologically far apart, we have divided our contributions into two main parts. The first, “Shapes of Ideology,” includes authors interacting primarily with political ideology in a way that eventually entails the challenge of the official “technologies of gender” (De Lauretis, 1987) and implicitly, a reflection on the gendered identity. In the second part, “Reconsidering ideology, negotiating autobiography,” while the political ideology is not completely excluded, it becomes however something more internalized and relevant to the writers’ quest for identity. Such process bears consequences with respect to the canon of autobiography, as authors experiment with new forms of autobiographical narratives and readers become more and more an integral component of this personal endeavor.

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