Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the by Dean N. Jensen

By Dean N. Jensen

A real existence Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus international to lifestyles in the course of the gorgeously written, actual tale of well known trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the main well-known lady on the planet on the flip of the twentieth century, and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona, of the well-known Flying Codona Brothers.

Like today's Beyonce, Madonna, and Cher, she was once recognized to her mammoth public via only one identify, Leitzel. There can have been a few areas in the world the place her identify was once now not a family expression, but when so, they have been most probably on polar ice caps or within the darkest, inner most jungles.

Leitzel used to be born into Dickensian conditions, and have become a princess after which a queen. She used to be now not a lot greater than an excellent dimension fairy, simply four-foot-ten and not more than a hundred kilos. within the first a part of the 20 th century, she presided over a sawdust fiefdom of endless magic. She used to be the most important famous person ever of the largest circus ever, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the best exhibit on Earth.

In her existence, Leitzel had many suitors (and 3 husbands), yet just one guy ever totally captured her center. He was once the good-looking Alfredo Codona, the best trapeze flyer that had ever lived, the one one in his time who, evening after evening, finished the deadliest of all big-top feats, The Triple--three somersaults in midair whereas touring at 60 m.p.h. The Triple, the salto mortale, because the Italians referred to as it, took the lives of extra daredevils than the other circus stunt.

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Últimas sesiones con Marilyn by Michel Schneider

By Michel Schneider

L. a. actriz chispeante que enamoraba a los angeles cámara, el sueño erótico de cualquier hombre, los angeles mujer que encandiló a Arthur Miller... Pero también l. a. criatura frágil y desequilibrada, los angeles muñeca rota de Hollywood, los angeles adicta a los barbitúricos fallecida prematuramente.

Una de las personas que más se acercó a ella fue su psicoanalista Ralph Greenson. El four de agosto de 1962, con l. a. muerte de Marilyn se truncaba una relación de treinta meses en l. a. que él fue testigo privilegiado del naufragio emocional de una mujer perdida, solitaria y consumida por su imagen pública. A partir de aquellas sesiones, y a caballo entre l. a. realidad y los angeles ficción, Schneider busca descifrar el misterio insondable que escondía el mito más seductor y trágico que ha dado el séptimo arte.

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American General: The Life and Times of William Tecumseh by John S. D. Eisenhower

By John S. D. Eisenhower

From revered historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a stunning portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil warfare normal whose direction of destruction reduce the Confederacy in , broke the desire of the Southern inhabitants, and earned him a spot in heritage as “the first smooth general.” but in the back of his recognition as a fierce warrior was once a sympathetic guy of complicated character.

A century and a part after the Civil warfare, Sherman continues to be considered one of its such a lot arguable figures—the soldier who introduced the struggle not just to the accomplice military, yet to accomplice civilians in addition. but Eisenhower, a West element graduate and a retired brigadier common (Army Reserves), reveals in Sherman a guy of startling contrasts, in no way outlined via the results of “total war.” His scruffy, raveled visual appeal belied an unconventional and unyielding mind. Intensely unswerving to more desirable officials, particularly Ulysses S. provide, he used to be additionally a stalwart individualist. convinced sufficient to make calls for face-to-face with President Lincoln, he sympathetically listened to the issues of newly freed slaves on his famed march from Atlanta to Savannah. Dubbed “no soldier” in the course of his years at West aspect, Sherman later rose to the rank of common of the military, and notwithstanding deeply devoted to the Union reason, he held the folk of the South in nice affection.

In this notable reassessment of Sherman’s lifestyles and profession, Eisenhower takes readers from Sherman’s Ohio origins and his fledgling first stint within the military, to his years as a businessman in California and his moved quickly go back to uniform on the outbreak of the warfare. From Bull Run via Sherman’s epic March to the ocean, Eisenhower bargains up a desirable narrative of an army genius whose impression helped protect the Union—and without end replaced battle.

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