In the rich prose writing style that has made the Polish-born Conrad one of the greatest English novelists ever, he provides the reader with a generous sampling of yet another one of his lauded writing style trademarks--his understanding of human struggle, as he details how he came to write after a life at sea.
"As I adjusted my eyes going from absolute darkness to the bright lighted street corner, I could see the silhouettes of several soldiers around me. As I was being dragged backwards, I could hear the gravel grind together underneath me and feel the pain of my skin being ripped off as the soldier easily dragged my tiny body behind him. Both my wrists were squeezed together into one handcuff behind...
Swami Rajneesh Osho's mysterious controversial devotee now reveals himself in his banned book, "Tears of the Mystic Rose". He says that he does not have a biography--just an eternal mystical journey. Readers' reviews of this book are accessible at www.oshorajneesh.net/reader_voice.htm; and excerpts from it are available...
By Benjamin Franklin. Although the American Founding Father lived 84 years, (1706-1790), his autobiography covers the first 51 years of his life, (1706-1757), reflecting on his life as a printer; an inventor; a scientist; and politician. Includes an introduction by Charles W. Eliot; a time line; and related links.
By Helen Nicolay. Biography detailing the various stages of the life of the 16th President of the United States who guided the nation through its most devastating national experience--the Civil War; and who is considered by many historians to have been the greatest President in U.S. history.
In May of 1999, Michael Toney was wrongfully convicted by a Tarrant County Texas kangaroo court for the 1985 Lake Worth Texas Bombings and received the death penalty. In November 2000, Michael made the acquaintance of Mr. Bill Davis through the letters to the editor page of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. This book relates the 10 year long struggle of Cowboy Toney to obtain his freedom.
Pulitzer Prize-winning critique of 19th Century educational theory and practice by the American writer and historian, Henry Adams(1838-1918), son of American diplomat, lawyer, politician, and writer, Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886), who was the son of U.S President John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Johnson; and the grandson of U.S. President John Adams and Abigail Adams.
By Elizabeth C. Gaskell. Excellent portrait of the life of English novelist Charlotte Bronte, written by her close friend Elizabeth C. Gaskell, that sparked a furor at the time of its publication due to its candid narrative about the Bronte family.
By Robert Southey. Focuses on the strong nature of Horatio Lord Nelson's character and the ambiance of his times. The son of a minister with less than a strong body, young Nelson ships off to sea at the ripe age of 12, and ultimately becomes one of the great naval leaders and strategists of all time, as well as one of England's undisputed revered heroes.