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My Autobiography

Author: Kieren Fallon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471166538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Kieren Fallon was one of the world’s greatest jockeys, but his career was littered with controversial incidents. Now, in his powerful and honest autobiography, he tells all. 'The most eagerly anticipated racing autobiography for many years' Greg Wood, Guardian British Champion Jockey six times – without terrifying injury and mental trauma it could have been many more – he won more than 2250 races, including the Derby three times, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe twice, and more 2000 and 1000 Guineas (nine) than anyone else in the history of the sport. He was also accused of race fixing, resulting in an astonishing Old Bailey trial at which he was completely cleared. No one would question his ability in the saddle. Few, if any, have ever been as good at coaxing the best out of their rides. But his extraordinary rapport with the horse has not quite been matched by his dealings with humans – particularly not those in authority with whom he’s had a career-long battle. Now Fallon recalls his rise from a rural Irish family with no racing connections, and his frequent collisions with the media as well as many of the people who run the sport. With wit as well as absolute frankness, he tells of the huge pressures on top jockeys - even those without his external problems – and how his dazzling riding career was marred, then brought to a premature halt by campaigns of lies and innuendo. Brutally honest as well as entertaining, this is a unique sporting memoir.

Chapters from my Autobiography

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455349593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 926

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Book-length autobiography, first published in the North American Review in 1906. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910), better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was a humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer from the United States of America. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists and European royalty. Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. American author William Faulkner called Twain 'the father of American literature.'"

Is Shakespeare Dead? from My Autobiography by Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781408674871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

From the Heart. My Autobiography

Author: Sandy Clark

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845024273

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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As a high-profile player and manager, Sandy Clark always gave a 100 percent. From his early days with his hometown team Airdrie where he notched more than 100 goals for the club, to his time at Rangers and Hearts and his stint with West Ham, Sandy Clark has seen and done it all. Now Sandy tells the inside story of his rollercoaster career. As a player, there was cup glory with Rangers, derby triumphs at Hearts, a host of controversial bust-ups with the likes of Ally McCoist and Willie Miller and the agony of being just seven minutes from winning the league title in 1986. And later, there was joy when Wallace Mercer gave him his big break as a manager at Hearts, and heartbreak when Mercer sold the club to Chris Robinson, who promptly sacked him. Then there was early success at St Johnstone, later overshadowed by a drugs scandal that rocked the club and Scottish football. Now, as a coach and football pundit, he is respected throughout the game, and in From the Heart Sandy Clark lifts the lid on his controversial career and tells the whole remarkable story for the first time.

My Autobiography

"Chapters" from the North American Review

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157164

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Famed American author's plain-spoken words recall his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, life as a riverboat pilot, as a young adult in rough Nevada mining towns, years spent as a widely renowned author, more.

Passages from My Autobiography (Classic Reprint)

Author: Morgan Sydney

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781528246514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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Excerpt from Passages From My Autobiography The following pages are the simple records of a transition existence, socially enjoyed, and pleasantly and profitably occupied, during a journey of a few. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Time I was Dead

Pages from My Autobiography

Author: Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals in art

Page: 389

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Mark Twain's Own Autobiography

The Chapters from the North American Review

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299234738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

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Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography stands as the last of Twain’s great yarns. Here he tells his story in his own way, freely expressing his joys and sorrows, his affections and hatreds, his rages and reverence—ending, as always, tongue-in-cheek: “Now, then, that is the tale. Some of it is true.” More than the story of a literary career, this memoir is anchored in the writer’s relation to his family—what they meant to him as a husband, father, and artist. It also brims with many of Twain’s best comic anecdotes about his rambunctious boyhood in Hannibal, his misadventures in the Nevada territory, his notorious Whittier birthday speech, his travels abroad, and more. Twain published twenty-five “Chapters from My Autobiography” in the North American Review in 1906 and 1907. “I intend that this autobiography . . . shall be read and admired a good many centuries because of its form and method—form and method whereby the past and the present are constantly brought face to face, resulting in contrasts which newly fire up the interest all along, like contact of flint with steel.” For this second edition, Michael Kiskis’s introduction references a wealth of critical work done on Twain since 1990. He also adds a discussion of literary domesticity, locating the autobiography within the history of Twain’s literary work and within Twain’s own understanding and experience of domestic concerns.

The Mark Twain Autobiography + 3 Biographies

4 Mark Twain Biographies In 1 Book: Chapters From My Autobiography By Mark Twain + My Mark Twain By William Dean Howells’ + Mark Twain A Biography By Albert Bigelow Paine + The Boys’ Life Of Mark Twain By Albert Bigelow Paine

Author: Mark Twain,William Dean Howells,Albert Bigelow Paine

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026804643

Category: Fiction

Page: 840

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Mark Twain Autobiography + 3 Biographies” contains 4 Mark Twain Biographies in 1 book and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Chapters From My Autobiography By Mark Twain My Mark Twain By William Dean Howells’ Mark Twain A Biography By Albert Bigelow Paine The Boys’ Life Of Mark Twain By Albert Bigelow Paine Mark Twain began writing his autobiography long before the 1906 publications of these Chapters from my Autobiography. He originally planned to have his memoirs published only after his death but realized, once he’d passed his 70th year, that a lot of the material might be OK to publish before his departure. These chapters were published in serial form in the North American Review during 1906-1907. While much of the material consists of stories about the people, places and incidents of his long life, there’re also several sections from his daughter. In My Mark Twain, Howells pens a literary memoir that includes such fascinating scenes as their meetings with former president Ulysses Grant who was then writing the classic autobiography that Twain would underwrite in the largest publishing deal until that time. But it is also notable for its affectionate descriptions of his friend's family life during Howell's many visits to the Twain residences in Hartford and Stormfield. Mark Twain A Biography and The Boys’ Life Of Mark Twain written by Albert Bigelow Paine, are an invaluable resource to better understand Twain, the stories behind his stories and his life with those he loved and with whom he worked. Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910), quintessential American humorist, lecturer, essayist, and author wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story "Christmas Every Day" and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham. Albert Bigelow Paine (1861 - 1937) was Mark Twain's biographer. He lived with Twain, collecting ideas and material for a biography, for a few years before Twain's death in 1910.

Passages from My Autobiography

Author: Lady Morgan

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230371047

Category:

Page: 90

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... 8, New Borlington Street, January, 1859. ME. BENTLEY'S LIST OF NEW WORKS, NOW READY. HAK8 C. ANDERSEN. To Be or Not to Be. By Hans Christian Andersen, Author of 'The Improvisatore.' Crown 8vo. 5s. "This work is charmingly written."--Alhena-um. HISS AUSTEN. Novels of Miss Austen: Emma, Sense And Sensieility, Prede And Prejttdioe, Mansfield Park, Northanger Aeeey, and Persuasiot. A Library Edition, in 5 Tola, small 8vo, with Ten Illustrations, 15. "Miss Austen has a talent for describing the involvements, and feelings, and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. Her exquisite touch, which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment, is denied to me."--r Walter Scott. Anne Sherwood. A Novel. 8 vols, post 8vo, 10. "Written in a style of bold and powerful invective that might have become a female Juvenal. It is a most remarkable novel."--Press. "Its deep, passionate energy, is like Charlotte Bronte's 1 Jane Eyre.'"--JoMn Butt. GEORGE BANCROFT. History of the American Revolution. By George Bancroft. 3 vols, 8vo, 31#. 6d. "This work most take its place as an essentially satisfactory history of the United States. Mr. Bancroft's style is original and national, breathing of the mountain and the prairie. A strain of wild and forest-like music swells up in almost every lino. The story is told richly and vividly. In his hands American scenery is full of fine effects. Steeped in the colours of his imagination, a thousand incidents, thought dull before, appear now animated and pictorial. In his narrative all is movement. His men glow with human purposes--his story sweeps on with the exulting life of a procession."--Athenau n. T. HAYNES...

Autobiographical Writings

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101589434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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An intimate look at Mark Twain that only he himself could offer, edited by highly respected Twain scholar R. Kent Rasmussen A must-have for all lovers of Mark Twain, this selection of his autobiographical writings opens a rare window onto the writer’s life, particularly his early years. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel Langhorne Clemens first used the pseudonym Mark Twain while a journalist in Nevada in 1863. When his first major book, The Innocents Abroad, appeared six years later, he began what would become one of the most celebrated and influential careers in American letters. Autobiographical Writings will help readers know the author intimately and appreciate why, a century after his death, he remains so vital and appealing. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Cowshed to the Kop. My Autobiography

Author: Peter Cormack

Publisher: Black & White Publishing

ISBN: 1845024311

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Described by the late, great Bill Shankly as 'the final piece in the jigsaw' of his now famous Liverpool side of the 1970s, Peter Cormack is one of the most successful footballers of his generation, winning both domestic and European honours at club level and playing for his country nine times. Regarded as a legend by fans of both Hibernian and Liverpool, Peter's playing career also included spells with Nottingham Forest and Bristol City before he moved into football management. From the Cowshed to the Kop is a compelling account of a career spanning almost forty years. As soon as he joined Hibernian as a teenager, his quality shone through, and amongst his 99-goal tally was Hibs' first in a glamour-friendly against a world-class Real Madrid side, which included Hungarian talisman Ferenc Puskás. He also starred in the famous Napoli game where Hibs beat the Italian giants 5-0 at Easter Road to overturn a seemingly impossible 4-1 deficit. After a two-year spell in the English First Division with Nottingham Forest, Bill Shankly made his move and signed Cormack for Liverpool for a club record equaling fee of 110,000. He soon established himself as a key part of one of the greatest footballing sides of all time and won two League Championships, an FA Cup medal and two UEFA Cup medals before injury forced him out of the team. These were the glory days at the start of Liverpool's dominance of domestic and European football, and Peter Cormack played his part in that incredible success story. Having played with and against some of the greatest names in football, Peter Cormack's remarkable story is told with honesty and humour, and provides a unique and fascinating insight into one of football's golden eras.

Is Shakespeare Dead? from My Autobiography Mark Twain (Classic Reprint)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781330737798

Category:

Page: 160

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Excerpt from Is Shakespeare Dead? From My Autobiography Mark Twain The stacks of unpublished manu script which constitute this formidable Autobiography and Diary Of mine, cer tain chapters Will in some distant future. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

The Autobiography of Goethe: Truth and Poetry From My Own Life

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465513973

Category:

Page: 311

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It would appear that for inquirers into Foreign Literature, for all men anxious to see and understand the European world as it lies around them, a great problem is presented in this Goethe; a singular, highly significant phenomenon, and now also means more or less complete for ascertaining its significance. A man of wonderful, nay, unexampled reputation and intellectual influence among forty millions of reflective, serious and cultivated men, invites us to study him; and to determine for ourselves, whether and how far such influence has been salutary, such reputation merited. That this call will one day be answered, that Goethe will be seen and judged of in his real character among us, appears certain enough. His name, long familiar everywhere, has now awakened the attention of critics in all European countries to his works: he is studied wherever true study exists: eagerly studied even in France; nay, some considerable knowledge of his nature and spiritual importance seems already to prevail there. [Footnote: Witness Le Tasse, Drame par Duval, and the Criticisms on it. See also the Essays in the Globe, Nos. 55, 64 (1826).] For ourselves, meanwhile, in giving all due weight to so curious an exhibition of opinion, it is doubtless our part, at the same time, to beware that we do not give it too much. This universal sentiment of admiration is wonderful, is interesting enough; but it must not lead us astray. We English stand as yet without the sphere of it; neither will we plunge blindly in, but enter considerately, or, if we see good, keep aloof from it altogether. Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such; it is an accident, not a property, of a man; like light, it can give little or nothing, but at most may show what is given; often it is but a false glare, dazzling the eyes of the vulgar, lending by casual extrinsic splendour the brightness and manifold glance of the diamond to pebbles of no value. A man is in all cases simply the man, of the same intrinsic worth and weakness, whether his worth and weakness lie hidden in the depths of his own consciousness, or be betrumpeted and beshouted from end to end of the habitable globe. These are plain truths, which no one should lose sight of; though, whether in love or in anger, for praise or for condemnation, most of us are too apt to forget them. But least of all can it become the critic to 'follow a multitude to do evil' even when that evil is excess of admiration; on the contrary, it will behoove him to lift up his voice, how feeble soever, how unheeded soever, against the common delusion; from which, if he can save, or help to save any mortal, his endeavours will have been repaid. With these things in some measure before us, we must remind our readers of another influence at work in this affair, and one acting, as we think, in the contrary direction. That pitiful enough desire for 'originality' which lurks and acts in all minds, will rather, we imagine, lead the critic of Foreign Literature to adopt the negative than the affirmative with regard to Goethe. If a writer indeed feel that he is writing for England alone, invisibly and inaudibly to the rest of the Earth, the temptations may be pretty equally balanced; if he write for some small conclave, which he mistakenly thinks the representative of England, they may sway this way or that, as it chances. But writing in such isolated spirit is no longer possible.