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Обложка книги U and I: A True Story U and I: A True Story

 Автор: Baker Nicholson


When Nicholson Baker, one of the most linguistically talented writers in America, set out to write a book about John Updike, the result was no ordinary biography. Instead Baker's account of his relationship with his hero is a hilarious story of ambition, obsession, talent and neurosis, alternately self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing. More memoir than literary criticism, Baker is excruciatingly honest, and U & I reveals at least as much about Baker himself as it does about his idol. Written twenty years before Updike's death in 2009, U & I is a very smart and extremely funny exploration of the debts we owe our heroes.

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Обложка книги U-977 U-977

 Автор: Шаффер Хайнц


Хайнц Шаффер, командир немецкой подводной лодки U-977, рассказывает о событиях Второй мировой войны, о службе на подводном флоте, не утаивая ее тягот, опасностей и условий быта; о битве за Атлантику и удивительном спасении субмарины, совершившей длительный автономный переход до Аргентины, где команду ждало заключение и обвинение в спасении Гитлера. Приведенная в книге информация особенно ценна тем, что дана с позиции противника СССР в войне.

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Обложка книги U-Boat 977. Воспоминания капитана немецкой субмарины, последнего убежища Адольфа Гитлера U-Boat 977. Воспоминания капитана немецкой субмарины, последнего убежища Адольфа Гитлера

 Автор: Шаффер Хайнц


Хайнц Шаффер, командир немецкой подводной лодки U-977, рассказывает о событиях Второй мировой войны, о службе на подводном флоте, не утаивая ее тягот, опасностей и условий быта; о битве за Атлантику и удивительном спасении субмарины, совершившей длительный автономный переход до Аргентины, где команду ждало заключение и обвинение в спасении Гитлера. Приведенная в книге информация особенно ценна тем, что дана с позиции противника СССР в войне.

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Обложка книги Underground and Radioactive Underground and Radioactive

 Автор: Saunders R D


Capturing for posterity the vanishing world of uranium mining, this candid memoir recounts the author’s adventures and misadventures working underground in 1970s New Mexico, the “Uranium Capital of the World.” Detailed descriptions of the tools, methods and hazards of uranium mining, along with character sketches and entertaining anecdotes, provide a colorful glimpse of a bygone way of life—drilling, blasting and mucking the sandstone of the Grants mineral belt in the San Juan Basin.

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Обложка книги Unstoppable Unstoppable

 Автор: Cohen Rich, Sharapova Maria


From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating—and candid—story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top.

In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. “Maria Mania” was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world.

And then—at perhaps the peak of her career—Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF’s list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months—a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful.

But Sharapova’s career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn’t begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history.

Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova’s is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. She brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her—with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished.

Sharapova’s Unstoppable is a powerful memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win—whatever the odds.

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Обложка книги Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

 Автор: Le Guin Ursula K, Streitfeld David


“Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words.”

—Ursula K. Le Guin

When she began writing in the 1960s, Ursula K. Le Guin was as much of a literary outsider as one can be: a woman writing in a landscape dominated by men, a science fiction and fantasy author in an era that dismissed “genre” literature as unserious, and a westerner living far from fashionable East Coast publishing circles. The interviews collected here—spanning a remarkable forty years of productivity, and covering everything from her Berkeley childhood to Le Guin envisioning the end of capitalism—highlight that unique perspective, which conjured some of the most prescient and lasting books in modern literature.

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Обложка книги U.S.S. Seawolf: Submarine Raider of the Pacific U.S.S. Seawolf: Submarine Raider of the Pacific

 Автор: Frank Gerold, Horan James D, Eckberg Joseph Melvin


U.S.S. Seawolf: Submarine Raider of the Pacific is the famous first-hand account of the legendary U.S. Navy submarine Seawolf a.k.a. the Wolf which patrolled the Pacific during World War 2 and had over a dozen confirmed enemy sinkings. Shoving off the day of the Pearl Harbor attack, Chief Radioman J. (Joseph) M. (Melvin) Eckberg gives the reader a tense and dramatic account of his initial 24-month stint aboard the Seawolf and beyond.

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