The Trial of Adolf Hitler The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

Biographies

David King, “The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany”
R. David Cox, Mark A. Noll, “The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee (Library of Religious Biography”
Master of Persuasion: Brian Mulroney’s Global Legacy by Fen Osler Hampson
Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham
Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton

David King, “The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany”

ASIN: B01M648ME9, ISBN: 0393241696 | 2017 | AZW3 | 480 pages | 3 MB

The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.
On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution. Seventeen hours later, all that remained of his bold move was a trail of destruction. Hitler was on the run from the police. His career seemed to be over.
The Trial of Adolf Hitler tells the true story of the monumental criminal proceeding that followed when Hitler and nine other suspects were charged with high treason. Reporters from as far away as Argentina and Australia flocked to Munich for the sensational four-week spectacle. By its end, Hitler would transform the fiasco of the beer hall putsch into a stunning victory for the fledgling Nazi Party. It was this trial that thrust Hitler into the limelight, provided him with an unprecedented stage for his demagoguery, and set him on his improbable path to power.
Based on trial transcripts, police files, and many other new sources, including some five hundred documents recently discovered from the Landsberg Prison record office, The Trial of Adolf Hitler is a gripping true story of crime and punishment―and a haunting failure of justice with catastrophic consequences.
8 pages of illustrations

R. David Cox, Mark A. Noll, “The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee (Library of Religious Biography”

ISBN: 0802874827 | 2017 | EPUB | 368 pages | 2 MB

The first close examination of how Robert E. Lee’s faith shaped his life
Robert E. Lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing figure. He was also a person of deep Christian conviction. In this biography of the famous Civil War general, R. David Cox shows how Lee’s Christian faith shaped his crucial role in some of the most pivotal events in American history.
Delving into family letters and other primary sources—some of them newly discovered—Cox traces the lifelong development of Lee’s convictions and how they influenced his decisions to stand with Virginia over against the Union and later to support reconciliation and reconstruction in the years after the Civil War. Faith was central to Lee’s character, Cox argues—so central that it directed and redirected his life, especially in the aftermath of defeat.

Master of Persuasion: Brian Mulroney’s Global Legacy by Fen Osler Hampson

English | April 10th, 2018 | ASIN: B073R1T2Y4, ISBN: 0771039077 | 168 Pages | EPUB | 23.05 MB

Based on unprecedented access–interviews with key players, diaries, memos, etc.–the first book to document Brian Mulroney’s impressive foreign policy record, from NAFTA to the collapse of the Soviet Union, climate change to the release of Nelson Mandela.
Brian Mulroney led and lifted Canada’s voice and influence in world affairs to unprecedented heights. Through negotiation and the deliberate cultivation of close personal links with other world leaders, there were significant achievements that serve Canadian interests to this day. Mulroney’s bold initiatives on trade, the environment, and human rights turned the tradition and history of his party on its head and gave distinct emphasis to the “progressive” adjective in the party name. The pursuit of Free Trade ran completely counter to his party’s history. Efforts to combat acid rain, repair the ozone layer, and to champion climate change long before it became fashionable, surprised and satisfied many of the most ardent advocates on the environment. In an even more turbulent world, Mulroney’s determination to act for Canada and his strong record of achievement offer compelling lessons for the Canadian public and, especially, for Canadian leaders as they struggle to punch above their weight and make their voices heard in a world which is not necessarily waiting for “more Canada.”
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney understood better than many of his predecessors that Canada’s power and influence derive from a solid grasp of Canada’s vital national interests and a purposeful commitment to pursuing those interests and values on the world stage. This book will tell valuable stories about how Canada succeeded in advancing its national interests on trade, the environment, national security, and the advancement of democracy and human rights under Brian Mulroney’s leadership. It will explore how he built “teams of rivals” both at home and abroad in pursuit of those interests, and a more prosperous, stable, and just international order, while underscoring the importance of his personal interventions and the trust and respect these reflected.
Perhaps, most important of all, Brian Mulroney put to bed that long standing myth that Canada could not be a respected international player if it was seen as being too close to the United States. He showed that a “special relationship” with Washington was in fact the sine qua non to project Canada’s interests and global influence. In sharp contrast to his predecessor, the path for global influence for Canada began with a principled and trusted dialogue with Washington, one that other world leaders noticed. As Canada’s new Liberal government navigates its own course in choppy international waters, there is much to be learned from Canada’s finest hour on the international stage some three decades ago under Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham

English | April 10th, 2018 | ASIN: B075QJG7P1, ISBN: 1250061903 | 336 Pages | EPUB | 40.98 MB

A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of Hollywood celebrity, and the flowering of Texas culture as mythology.
Featuring James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor, Giant is an epic film of fame and materialism, based around the discovery of oil at Spindletop and the establishment of the King Ranch of south Texas. Isolating his star cast in the wilds of West Texas, director George Stevens brought together a volatile mix of egos, insecurities, sexual proclivities, and talent. Stevens knew he was overwhelmed with Hudson’s promiscuity, Taylor’s high diva-dom, and Dean’s egotistical eccentricity. Yet he coaxed performances out of them that made cinematic history, winning Stevens the Academy Award for Best Director and garnering nine other nominations, including a nomination for Best Actor for James Dean, who died before the film was finished.
In this compelling and impeccably researched narrative history of the making of the film, Don Graham chronicles the stories of Stevens, whose trauma in World War II intensified his ambition to make films that would tell the story of America; Edna Ferber, a considerable literary celebrity, who meets her match in the imposing Robert Kleberg, proprietor of the vast King Ranch; and Glenn McCarthy, an American oil tycoon; and Errol Flynn lookalike with a taste for Hollywood. Drawing on archival sources Graham’s Giant is a comprehensive depiction of the film’s production showing readers how reality became fiction and fiction became cinema.

Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton

English | April 10th, 2018 | ASIN: B073Z4CXFZ, ISBN: 1524760757 | 304 Pages | EPUB | 6.91 MB

Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method—run as hard as possible, for fear of losing—fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout.
On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking—shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient—could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible. Building a mind so strong would take years of effort and discipline, but it would propel Kastor to the pinnacle of running—to American records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon—and to the accomplishment of earning America’s first Olympic medal in the marathon in twenty years.
Let Your Mind Run is a fascinating intimate look inside the mind of an elite athlete, a remarkable story of achievement, and an insightful primer on how the small steps of cultivating positivity can give anyone a competitive edge.