Crypt 33-The Saga of Marilyn Monroe – The Final Word

Biographies
Adela Gregory, Milo Speriglio, “Crypt 33: The Saga of Marilyn Monroe – The Final Word”
Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox By Lois Banner
Saul Steinberg: A Biography by Deirdre Bair
A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life By Deval Patrick
Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering By Meredith Baxter

Adela Gregory, Milo Speriglio, “Crypt 33: The Saga of Marilyn Monroe – The Final Word”

The Shocking Truth Behind Marilyn’s Death–Revealed at Last
She was an icon, a sex symbol, and a living legend. But when she was found naked and dead on the morning of August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe became the subject of a mystery that has fascinated and perplexed the world for generations. Was her death an accident? Suicide? Or murder? In this riveting account, private investigators Gregory and Speriglio uncover startling evidence that may solve the case once and for all. Crypt 33 reveals:
The truth about Marilyn’s affairs with JFK and Robert Kennedy
The top-level government secrets that endangered Marilyn’s life
How Marilyn pulled strings as a political power player
The identity of the friend who knowingly opened the door to Marilyn’s killers
The startling connection between JFK’s father and mobster Sam Giancana
Evidence of the deadly drugs and how they were administered to Marilyn
The rumors of an assassination plot masterminded by the Cosa Nostra and and high-ranked government officials
What happened to the audio tape recording of Marilyn’s murder
The tangled web of wiretaps in Marilyn’s home
Why Joe DiMaggio sent flowers to Marilyn’s grave for years
Half a century after her death, Marilyn Monroe still lives in our hearts. Now, at last, the truth can be told.

Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox By Lois Banner

Like her art, Marilyn Monroe was rooted in paradox: She was a powerful star and a childlike waif; a joyful, irreverent party girl with a deeply spiritual side; a superb friend and a narcissist; a dumb blonde and an intellectual. No previous biographer has recognized – much less attempted to analyze – most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has. Since Marilyn’s death in August of 1962, the appetite for information about her has been insatiable. Biographies of Marilyn abound, and whether these books are sensational or flawed, Marilyn’s fans have always come out in bestselling numbers. This time, with Lois Banner’s Revelations, the fans won’t be disappointed. This is no retread of recycled material. As one of the founders of the field of women’s history, Banner will reveal Marilyn Monroe in the way that only a top-notch historian and biographer could. In researching Revelations, Banner’s credentials opened doors. She gained access to Marilyn intimates who hadn’t spoken to other biographers, and to private material unseen, ignored, or misinterpreted by her predecessors. With new details about Marilyn’s childhood foster homes, her sexual abuse, her multiple marriages, her affairs, and her untimely death at the age of thirty-six, Revelations is, at last, the nuanced biography Marilyn fans have been waiting for.

Saul Steinberg: A Biography by Deirdre Bair

From National Book Award winner Deirdre Bair, the definitive biography of Saul Steinberg, one of The New Yorker’s most iconic artists.

A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life By Deval Patrick

“I’ve simply seen too much goodness in this country—and have come so far in my own journey—not to believe in those ideals, and my faith in the future is sometimes restored under the darkest clouds.” —Governor Deval Patrick In January 2007, Deval Patrick became the first black governor of the state of Massachusetts, one of only two black governors elected in American history. But that was just one triumphant step in a long, improbable journey that began in a poor tenement on the South Side of Chicago. From a chaotic childhood to an elite boarding school in New England, from a sojourn doing relief work in Africa to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and then to a career in politics, Patrick has led an extraordinary life. In this heartfelt and inspirational book, he pays tribute to the family, friends, and strangers who, through words and deeds, have instilled in him transcendent lessons of faith, perseverance, and friendship. In doing so, he reminds us of the power of community and the imperative of idealism. With humility, humor, and grace, he offers a road map for attaining happiness, empowerment, and success while also making an appeal for readers to cultivate those achievements in others, to feel a greater stake in this world, and to shape a life worth living. Warm, nostalgic, and inspirational, A Reason to Believe is destined to become a timeless tribute to a uniquely American odyssey and a testament to what is possible in our lives and our communities if we are hopeful, generous, and resilient. GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK is donating a portion of the proceeds from A REASON TO BELIEVE to A Better Chance, a national organization dedicated to opening the doors to greater educational opportunities for young people of color. To learn more, visit.

Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering By Meredith Baxter

“I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man. After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it. ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’”
Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for her enormously popular role as hippie mom, Elyse Keaton, on Family Ties. Her warmth, humor, and brilliant smile made her one of the most popular women on television, with millions of viewers following her on the small screen each week. Yet her success masked a tumultuous personal story and a harrowing private life. For the first time, Baxter is ready to share her incredible highs, (working with Robert Redford, Doris Day, Lana Turner, and the cast of Family Ties), and lows (a thorny relationship with her mother, a difficult marriage to David Birney, a bout with breast cancer), finally revealing the woman behind the image.

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