Dean Smith More than a Coach

Biographies

Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats by Patricia Barey, Therese Burson
Dean Smith: More than a Coach by The Charlotte Observer
Charles Darwin: And the Evolution Revolution (Oxford Portraits in Science) by Rebecca Stefoff
Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma by Michael Peppiatt
An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter By Paul Daugherty

Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats by Patricia Barey, Therese Burson

2012 | ISBN: 1419702750 | English | 145 pages | EPUB | 5 MB

The world knows Julia Child as the charismatic woman who brought French cuisine to America and became a TV sensation, but there’s one aspect of her life that’s not so familiar. Soon after the Childs arrived in Paris in 1948, a French cat appeared on their doorstep, and Julia recalled, “Our domestic circle was completed.” Minette captured Julia’s heart, igniting a lifelong passion for cats equaled only by her love of food and her husband, Paul. All the cherished feline companions who shared Julia’s life—in Paris, Provence, and finally California—reminded her of that magical time in Paris when her life changed forever.
From Julia’s and Paul’s letters and original interviews with those who knew her best, Patricia Barey and Therese Burson have gathered fresh stories and images that offer a delightfully intimate view of a beloved icon.
Praise for Julia’s Cats:
“A cat-centric biography of Julia Child? Why not? The back book jacket quotes Child herself as saying, ‘Really, the more I cook, the more I like to cook. To think that it has taken me 40 yrs. to find my true creative hobby and passion (cat and husb. excepted).’ This book ably braids these three strands of Child’s life. The many feline fanciers out there will surely enjoy the photographs of the cats, many taken by her husband, Paul Child.” —Chicago Tribune
“It’s clear that all the cats that passed through her life gave her joy and comfort, probably in ways that food and even Paul could not. Having that perspective of this grande dame makes her seem all the more human and wonderfully admirable to me.” —Epicurious
“This compact, entertaining read is filled with personal photos and letters that document the role cats played in Julia’s life as she moved from Paris to Provence, Cambridge to California.” —Shelf Awareness

Dean Smith: More than a Coach by The Charlotte Observer

2015 | ISBN: 1629371726 | English | 128 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

A tribute to the late Dean Smith, who was a basketball coaching legend at North Carolina as well as a socially conscious person who did what he thought was right, no matter the consequence. When he retired in 1997, he was the winningest coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history. Beloved by fans and players alike, Coach Smith’s legacy was apparent well before his passing in February 2015. In Dean Smith: More Than A Coach, the Charlotte Observer’s commemorative tribute features rare stories and photographs from the newspaper’s archives, with a powerful foreword by Phil Ford, one of North Carolina’s all-time great players, as well as the writing of acclaimed Observer columnist Scott Fowler. Whether celebrating Smith’s two national championships or his leadership in integrating the North Carolina basketball program, the book is a moving tribute to a beloved man.

Charles Darwin: And the Evolution Revolution (Oxford Portraits in Science) by Rebecca Stefoff

English | Aug 1, 1996 | ISBN: 0195089960 | 129 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

On the Origin of Species, published in 1858, transformed our view of the world and made Charles Darwin one of the most controversial figures in science. This biography begins much earlier with his long search for a profession, his five-year voyage around the world on the Beagle, and the decades-long intellectual journey he made in his study and garden. But it is for his theory about the origin of man and natural selection that he is remembered.

Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma by Michael Peppiatt

2009 | ISBN: 1602397627 | English | 464 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Francis Bacon was one of the most powerful and enigmatic creative geniuses of the twentieth century. Immediately recognizable, his paintings continue to challenge interpretations and provoke controversy. Bacon was also an extraordinary personality. Generous but cruel, forthright yet manipulative, ebullient but in despair: He was the sum of his contradictions. This life, lived at extremes, was filled with achievement and triumph, misfortune and personal tragedy.
In his revised and updated edition of an already brilliant biography, Michael Peppiatt has drawn on fresh material that has become available in the sixteen years since the artist’s death. Most important, he includes confidential material given to him by Bacon but omitted from the first edition. Francis Bacon derives from the hundreds of occasions Bacon and Peppiatt sat conversing, often late into the night, over many years, and particularly when Bacon was working in Paris. We are also given insight into Bacon’s intimate relationships, his artistic convictions and views on life, as well as his often acerbic comments on his contemporaries.

An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter By Paul Daugherty

2015 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0062359940 | EPUB | 1 MB

A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own. Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. The day they brought her home from the hospital, her parents, Paul and Kerry, were flooded with worry and uncertainty, but also overwhelming love, which they channeled to “the job of building the better Jillian.” While their daughter had special needs, they refused to allow her to grow up needy—“Expect, Don’t Accept” became their mantra. Little did they know how ready Jillian was to meet their challenge. Paul tells stories from Jillian’s mischievous childhood and moves to her early adulthood, tracing her journey to find happiness and purpose in her adult life, sharing endearing anecdotes as well as stories about her inspiring triumphs. Having graduated from high school and college, Jillian now works to support herself, and has met the love of her life and her husband-to-be, Ryan. In An Uncomplicated Life, the parent learns as much about life from the child as the child does from the parent. Through her unmitigated love for others, her sparkling charisma, and her boundless capacity for joy, Jillian has inspired those around her to live better and more fully. The day Jillian was born, Paul says, was the last bad day. As he lovingly writes, “Jillian is a soul map of our best intentions”—a model of grace, boundless joy, and love for all of us.

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