Unfriended by Ted Bishop

Unfriended: Power Brokers, Political Correctness & Hypocrisy in Golf by Ted Bishop
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Overview: Twice named by Golf World magazine as a Newsmaker of the Year as the President of the PGA, Bishop was impeached with 29 days left in his term by the PGA for remarks he made on social media which it deemed to be ‘sexist’ in nature.

This new book, UNFRIENDED: Power Brokers, Political Correctness & Hypocrisy in Golf, is Bishop’s opportunity to share his eventful journey for the first time ever. Hang on as UNFRIENDED takes you on a wild ride with some of golf’s biggest events and personalities. UNFRIENDED exposes many things about many people as it takes you inside to the exclusive world of golf.

As 38th President of the PGA of America, the world’s largest working sports organization. Many viewed Bishop’s two-year term as PGA President in 2013-14 as one of the most eventful in the 100-year history of the association. Golf World’s Jaime Diaz says it best, "Ted Bishop’s progressive tenure as president of the PGA of America seemed to pack 10 years into two and raised the profile and prestige of the organization."
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Trawler by Redmond O’Hanlon

Trawler: A Journey through the North Atlantic by Redmond O’Hanlon
Requirements: ePUB reader, 3.26MB
Overview: Deviating from his usual excursions into the world’s rainforests, O’Hanlon (No Mercy) finagles his way onto a Scottish deep-sea fishing boat headed into the North Atlantic waters in January, "the very worst time of year," when storm winds are at their most forceful. The captain and crew seem to like O’Hanlon well enough, even if he is a "mad, seasick writer who’s no use to anyone," prone to staring off into the distance when he gets distracted by his thoughts, and he conveys a genuine affection for them as he records their stories. Since there’s little to do aboard the ship other than help his marine biologist friend catalogue the various fishes they pull up, and no real scenery to describe besides the wind and the rain, O’Hanlon gets into one long conversation after another-or maybe just one long conversation with intermittent interruptions, as a certain degree of sameness creeps in. O’Hanlon and his shipmates are equally excitable, especially under their sleep-deprived conditions, leading to dialogue peppered with exclamation points and fevered theories about near-total homosexuality within the 19th-century British navy and the possibility that women find trawlermen attractive because fish smell like human pheromones. Though the unrelenting, incongruous manic tone may be off-putting to newcomers, fans of O’Hanlon’s trouble-filled sagas will feel right at home
Genre: Memoir

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Traverse Bound by Jack Gibby

Trailblazer by Dorothy Butler Gilliam

Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America by Dorothy Butler Gilliam
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 20.6 MB
Overview: Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S.
Most civil rights victories are achieved behind the scenes, and this riveting, beautifully written memoir by a "black first" looks back with searing insight on the decades of struggle, friendship, courage, humor and savvy that secured what seems commonplace today-people of color working in mainstream media.
Told with a pioneering newspaper writer’s charm and skill, Gilliam’s full, fascinating life weaves her personal and professional experiences and media history into an engrossing tapestry. When we read about the death of her father and other formative events of her life, we glimpse the crippling impact of the segregated South before the civil rights movement when slavery’s legacy still felt astonishingly close. We root for her as a wife, mother, and ambitious professional as she seizes once-in-a-lifetime opportunities never meant for a "dark-skinned woman" and builds a distinguished career. We gain a comprehensive view of how the media, especially newspapers, affected the movement for equal rights in this country. And in this humble, moving memoir, we see how an innovative and respected journalist and working mother helped provide opportunities for others.
With the distinct voice of one who has worked for and witnessed immense progress and overcome heart-wrenching setbacks, this book covers a wide swath of media history – from the era of game-changing Negro newspapers like the Chicago Defender to the civil rights movement, feminism, and our current imperfect diversity. This timely memoir, which reflects the tradition of boot-strapping African American storytelling from the South, is a smart, contemporary consideration of the media.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biography

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This Was the Real Life by David Evans, David Minns

THIS WAS THE REAL LIFE: The Tale of Freddie Mercury by David Evans, David Minns
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.9 MB
Overview: QUEEN lost not only a singer when Freddie Mercury died in 1991. Freddie’s friends lost Freddie. In this biographical volume of memories, Freddie Mercury’s life is celebrated, remembered and recounted by a collection of his closest friends, lovers, collaborators and colleagues.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biography

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This Is How It Ends by Jen Nadol

The Wind Will Howl by Sibella Giorello

The Void Protocol by F. Paul Wilson

The Temptation of Gracie by Santa Montefiore

The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson

The Stepney Doorstep Society: The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace (Themes In British Social History) by Kate Thompson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 14 MB
Overview: The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London’s East End together during not one, but two world wars.
Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the steaming slums and teeming tenements, they struggled against poverty to survive, and fought for their community in our country’s darkest hours.

But there was also joy to be found. From Stepney to Bethnal Green, Whitechapel to Shoreditch, the streets were alive with peddlers and market stalls hawking their wares, children skipping across dusty hopscotch pitches, the hiss of a gas lamp or the smell of oxtail stew. You need only walk a few steps for a smile from a neighbour or a strong cup of tea.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Second Kind of Impossible by Paul J. Steinhardt

The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter by Paul J. Steinhardt
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 74.4 MB
Overview: One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure.
When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter-one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter “quasicrystal.” The rest of the scientific community calls it simply impossible.
The Second Kind of Impossible captures Steinhardt’s scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture-that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system.
Steinhardt’s discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful-and Steinhardt’s firsthand account is an engaging scientific thriller.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Ring Of Sheba by Mel Odom

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

The Presidents’ Escort by Joseph B. Corbin

The Presidents’ Escort: The Joseph Browning Corbin Story by Joseph B. Corbin
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 23.1 MB
Overview: The Presidents Escort: The Joseph Browning Corbin Story is an adventure-packed journey through time from Corbins early life in the Shenandoah Mountains during Prohibition and into the farmlands of Culpepper County, Virginia. The true story spins the reader through a tornado that leaves the toddler homeless to the ravages of World War IIcombat in the bitter cold with General George S. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. It then weaves through the streets of Washington, D.C., and the White House, amidst its politics, relationships, and fanfare.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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