King of the World by David Remnick

King of the World by David Remnick
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 164.9 MB
Overview: The rise of the most extraordinary athletic talent of our century-Muhammad Ali
There had been mythic sports figures before Cassius Clay, but when he burst upon the sports scene in the 1950s, he broke the mold. Those were the years when boxing and boxers were at the mercy of the mob and the whim of the sportswriters. If you wanted a shot at a title, you did it their way.
Young Clay did it his way-with little more than an Olympic gold medal to his credit, he danced into Sonny Liston’s baleful view and provoked the terrifying champ into accepting him as his next challenger. The rest is history.
Muhammad Ali has become a mythic hero, an American icon, a self-invented legend. As both a mirror and a molder of his times, Ali became the most recognizable face on the planet, a key figure in the cultural battles of the times. This is the story of his self-creation, and his rise to glory, written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Biography & Memoir

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High King of Heaven by John MacArthur

High King of Heaven: Theological and Practical Perspectives on the Person and Work of Jesus by John MacArthur
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3MB
Overview: Featuring contributions from Al Mohler, John MacArthur, Mark Dever, and more

Curating insights from some of America’s greatest Christian minds, High King of Heaven is a series of reflections on Christology, one of the church’s central doctrines. It contains essays from over twenty well-known pastors and theologians, including John MacArthur, Mark Dever, Albert Mohler, Miguel Nuñez, and Ligon Duncan.

Each essay not only elucidates an aspect of Christ’s person and work, but also demonstrates how it applies to the life of the church. After reading High King of Heaven.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Stephen King on the Big Screen by Mark Browning

Stephen King on the Big Screen by Mark Browning
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.1 Mb
Overview: From 1976 to the present day, there have been over 45 films adapted from the spine-tingling works of Stephen King. In Stephen King on the Big Screen, Mark Browning addresses the question of why some of the film adaptations of the world’s best-selling author are much more successful than others.By focussing on the theoretical aspect of genre, Browning brings an original approach to familiar films and suggests new ways of viewing them. Although often associated with the macabre, King’s stories form the basis for dozens of narratives, which are clearly not horror from Stand By Me to Hearts in Atlantis. How are The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption successful as prison movies? How do Cujo and The Shining work as family dramas? Are Dreamcatcher and Christine merely updated 1950s B-movies? The book is the first written by a film specialist to consider every Stephen King film given a theatrical release, including work by Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg and George A. Romero and the first to consider in detail films like Creepshow, Sleepwalkers and 1408. The style, whilst critically rigorous, is designed to be accessible to discerning readers of King and fans of films based on his work.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Perfect King by Ian Mortimer

The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation by Ian Mortimer
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 800 MB
Overview: Holding power for over 50 years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England’s most influential kings and one who shaped the course of English history. Revered as one of the country’s most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded. A brutal man, to be sure, but also a brilliant one.

Noted historian Ian Mortimer offers us the first comprehensive look at the life of Edward III. The Perfect King was often the instigator of his own drama but also overthrew tyrannous guardians as a teenager and ushered in a period of chivalric ideals. Mortimer traces how Edward’s reforms made feudal England a thriving, sophisticated country and one of Europe’s major military powers. Ideal for anyone fascinated by medieval history, this book provides new insight into Edward III’s lasting influence on the justice system, artistic traditions, language, and architecture of the country.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction History

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Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn

Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.5 MB
Overview: ‘He were a dark prince, and infinitely suspicious, and his times full of secret conspiracies and troubles’ Sir Francis Bacon

In his remarkable debut, Penn vividly recreates the dark and turbulent reign of Henry VII. He traces the transformation of a young, vulnerable boy, Prince Henry, into the aggressive teenager who would become Henry VIII, and of Catherine of Aragon, his future queen. And at the book’s heart is the tragic, magnetic figure of Henry VII – controlling, paranoid, avaricious, with a Machiavellian charm and will to power.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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