By Enzo Biagi
"Ci sono dei geometri che hanno avuto più storie di me": un’affermazione che non ci si aspetterebbe da Marcello Mastroianni, una carriera fatta di più di a hundred and sixty movie e una reputazione da latin lover. Eppure si apre così questo libro che Enzo Biagi dedica a uno dei più grandi attori italiani, tanto in step with chiarire fin dall’inizio che in queste pagine non si troveranno facili luoghi comuni, ma le parole di due amici che rievocano con serenità persone e tempi lontani; los angeles "bella vita" di un uomo fatta di passioni e di tristi addii, piena di incontri e di solitudini. Vedremo un ragazzino di nome Marcello che versa, in line with renderla più fragrante, alcune gocce di profumo su una rosa prima di regalarla a una fidanzatina e lo ritroveremo attore famoso, protagonista di capolavori come los angeles dolce vita, circondato da donne indimenticabili come Silvana Mangano, Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Faye Dunaway e Catherine Deneuve. Enzo Biagi è regista di un grande movie da leggere nelle pagine di un libro.
By John Keane
A definitive biography portrays the lifetime of one among democracy's maximum champions--a soldier, diplomat, and pamphleteer of the American Revolution who helped draft the French Constitution--and finds tensions, discoveries, and dramatic surprises. 15,000 first printing.
By Jonathan Bate
“One guy in his time performs many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”
In this illuminating, cutting edge biography, Jonathan Bate, one in every of today’s so much finished Shakespearean students, has chanced on a desirable new solution to inform the tale of the nice dramatist. utilizing the Bard’s personal immortal checklist of a man’s seven a long time in As you love It, Bate deduces the the most important occasions of Shakespeare’s existence and connects them to his international and paintings as by no means before.
Here is the writer as an child, born right into a international of plague and syphillis, illnesses with which he turned heavily general; as a schoolboy, a place he portrayed in The Merry other halves of Windsor, within which a shrewdpermanent, cheeky lad named William learns Latin grammar; as a lover, married at eighteen to an older lady already pregnant, possibly presaging Bassanio, who in The service provider of Venice won a spouse who may possibly shop him from bankruptcy. the following, too, is Shakespeare as a soldier, writing Henry the Fifth’s St. Crispin’s Day speech, with a nod to his personal monarch Elizabeth I’s passionate addresses; as a justice, revealing his attainable criminal education in his specified use of the legislations in performs from Hamlet to Macbeth; and as a pantaloon, an early retiree due to, Bate postulates, both affliction or a scandal. eventually, Shakespeare enters oblivion, with sonnets that recommend he actively sought immortality via his paintings and secretly assisted in shaping his posthumous photo greater than an individual ever knew.
Equal elements masterly detective tale, fabulous literary research, and insightful international background, Soul of the Age is greater than an outstanding new recounting of Shakespeare’s reviews; it's a daring and pleasing paintings of scholarship and hypothesis, one who shifts from earlier to provide, truth to the mind's eye, to bare how this unsurpassed artist got here to be.
From the Hardcover edition.
LEWIS HAMILTON is the record-breaking younger British hero of formulation One. His out of the ordinary debut season used to be not anything in need of a revelation, coming via opposed to the entire odds to dominate and revolutionise the realm of motor racing.It was once an end result not anyone may have anticipated: thrown in on the deep finish 'on a amazing whim' by means of McLaren workforce proprietor Ron Dennis, not just did Lewis need to wrestle his personal nerves and fears, he needed to triumph over a dissenter inside his personal camp.With behind-the-scenes perception into the serious competition among Hamilton and his teammate Fernando Alonso which threatened to derail the younger Briton's dream, and the low-down at the 'spy-gate' scandal, this biography describes how Lewis dealt with the depth of the media scrum round his dating with Nicole Scherzinger and stored his dignity to emerge successful as he racked up sensational wins worldwide. Now he has even joined iconic speedsters Damon Hill and Bradley Wiggins as a BBC activities character of the 12 months winner.From his momentous clinching of the 2014 international Championship in Abu Dhabi to the sour contention with former good friend Nico Rosberg - which culminated within the German engineering a planned high-speed crash - bestselling activities writer Frank Worrall strains the slipstream of Hamilton's exceptional occupation because the quickest driving force at the planet.This is the last word tale of the motive force who Sir Jackie Stewart says 'has rewritten the rookie rule book'. yet he's a rookie not more. Lewis Hamilton has speeded up into pole place to be referred to as Britain's maximum ever race driving force.
By Andrea Di Robilant
Within the waning days of Venice’s glory within the mid-1700s, Andrea Memmo was once scion to at least one the city’s oldest patrician households. on the age of twenty-four he fell passionately in love with sixteen-year-old Giustiniana Wynne, the gorgeous, illegitimate daughter of a Venetian mom and British father. due to their dramatically diverse positions in society, they can no longer marry. And Giustiniana’s mom, afraid that an affair could wreck her daughter’s probabilities to shape a improved union, forbade them to work out one another. Her prohibition basically fueled their hope and so begun their torrid, mystery seven-year-affair, enlisting the help of a number of intimates and servants (willing to probability their very own positions) to go back and forth love letters backward and forward and to assist facilitate their clandestine conferences. finally, Giustiniana chanced on herself pregnant and she or he became for support to the notorious Casanova–himself infatuated along with her.
Two and part centuries later, the unimaginable tale of this star-crossed couple is advised in a wide ranging narrative, re-created partly from the passionate, clandestine letters Andrea and Giustiniana wrote to one another.
'For loads of years, i have responded loads of questions, yet have by no means advised my tale before.'
Across six a long time, Sir Tom Jones has maintained a necessary profession in a dicy, volatile company infamous for the quick lives of its artists. With a force that comes from not anything however the love for what he does, he breaks via after which wrestles with the vagaries of the song undefined, the character of good fortune and its inevitable effects. Having recorded an expansive physique of labor and played with fellow artists from around the spectrum and throughout each well known tune style, from rock, pop and dance to kingdom, blues and soul, the only consistent all through has been his specific musical presents and unmistakable voice.
But how did a boy from a Welsh coal-mining kin reach luck around the globe? and the way has he survived the twists and turns of repute and fortune not to merely remain fascinating, yet truly develop into extra credible and engaging with age? during this, his first ever autobiography, Tom revisits his prior and tells the story of his trip from wartime Pontypridd to los angeles and past. He finds the tales in the back of the ups and downs of his interesting and memorable existence, from the early heydays to the following fallow years to his later interval of inventive renaissance.
It's the tale no one else understands or is familiar with, instructed via the guy who lived it, and written the one approach he is aware how: easily and from the guts. uncooked, sincere, humorous and strong, it is a memoir like no different from one of many world's maximum ever making a song talents.
This is Tom Jones and Over the head and Back is his tale.
By Howard E. Gardner
Howard Gardner replaced the best way we expect approximately intelligence. In his vintage paintings Frames of Mind, he undermined the typical concept that intelligence is a unmarried skill that each person possesses to a better or lesser volume. Now development at the framework he constructed for figuring out intelligence, Gardner supplies us a course breaking view of creativity, besides riveting pics of 7 figures who each one reinvented a space of human recreation. utilizing as some degree of departure his thought of 7 “intelligences,” starting from musical intelligence to the intelligence all for knowing oneself, Gardner examines seven amazing individuals—Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, T.S. Eliot, Martha Graham, and Mahatma Gandhi—each a great exemplar of 1 form of intelligence. figuring out the character in their disparate artistic breakthroughs not just sheds mild on their achievements but additionally is helping to clarify the “modern era”—the occasions that shaped those creators and which they in flip helped to outline. whereas concentrating on the instant of every creator’s most important leap forward, Gardner discovers styles the most important to our realizing of the inventive approach. now not unusually, Gardner believes unmarried number of creativity is a delusion. yet he provides facts that convinced character configurations and desires signify artistic members in our time, and that a number of commonalities colour the ways that principles are conceived, articulated, and disseminated to the general public. He notes, for instance, that it virtually always takes ten years to make the preliminary artistic step forward and one other ten years for next breakthroughs. artistic humans function strange combos of intelligence and character, and Gardner delineates the necessary function of the situations within which someone works and the an important reactions of the encompassing workforce of proficient friends. He unearths that an important component of the artistic method is the aid of being concerned people who think within the progressive principles of the creators. And he files the truth that outstanding creativity often incorporates with it striking expenses in human phrases.
By Sachi Parker
Sachi Parker opens up approximately her unconventional formative years and stocks tales from her prior because the merely baby of famed actress Shirley MacLaine.
Shirley MacLaine has graced Hollywood together with her expertise for many years. but, as Sachi Parker can attest, being the daughter of a film superstar used to be faraway from picture-perfect. In Lucky Me, the one baby of the Academy Award–winning actress opens up approximately her distinct stories of starting to be up with a mom who believed in reincarnation and extraterrestrials—but now not unavoidably parenthood.
Lucky Me is not just Sachi’s own tale but in addition a compelling picture of the USA within the moment half the 20th century, from the Rat Pack international of the ‘60s in the course of the free-love ‘70s to the new-age self-absorption of the current. It deals a compelling perception into the politics of Hollywood, the place the struggle for the highlight by no means ends and your fiercest competitors are nearer than you're thinking that. There are Sachi’s hot and admiring remembrances of mythical actors—Jack Nicholson, Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum, her uncle Warren Beatty—as good as acid-sharp snap shots of the schemers and buffoons who roam the hills of La-La Land.
Ultimately Lucky Me is a bittersweet love letter to a mom who's right away a universally cherished and larger-than-life determine and but continuously turns out past succeed in.
The political autobiography of the rebel presidential candidate
Bernie Sanders’s crusade for the presidency of the U.S. has galvanized humans everywhere in the kingdom, placing monetary, racial, and social justice into the highlight, and elevating hopes that american citizens can take their kingdom again from the billionaires and alter the process history.
during this ebook, Sanders tells the tale of a passionate and principled political lifestyles. He describes how, after slicing his the teeth within the Civil Rights stream, he helped construct a grassroots political stream in Vermont, making it attainable for him to turn into the 1st self sustaining elected to the united states condominium of Representatives in 40 years. the tale keeps into the U.S. Senate and during the dramatic release of his presidential crusade.