Are you one of the 10%-12% of people who are left handed? Happy International Lefthanders day to you! Celebrate with a book by, or about, one of many famous lefthanders.
The path made clear : discovering your life’s direction and purpose / Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book’s ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us. Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring readers to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus.
Leonardo da Vinci : meet the artist! / Patricia Geis ; translation, Lawrence Schimel.
Discover the magnificent art of Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance master, through this newest addition to the popular Meet the Artist! series. Leonardo’s full range of work, from his exquisite paintings and sculptures to his brilliant inventions and codes, is included in this pop-up activity book. Flaps, cutouts, and pull tabs invite young readers and budding artists to engage in a hands-on exploration of history’s most creative genius and even create their own ideal city.– Amazon.
The Big Bam : the life and times of Babe Ruth / Leigh Montville.
Based on newly discovered documents and interviews–including pages from Ruth’s personal scrapbooks–this book traces Ruth’s life from his bleak childhood in Baltimore to his brash entrance into professional baseball, from Boston to New York and into the record books as the world’s most explosive slugger and cultural luminary. Sports biographer Montville explores every aspect of the man, paying particular attention to the myths that have always surrounded him. At a time when modern baseball is grappling with assorted controversies, this book brings back the pure glory days of the game.
Mother Teresa : come be my light : the private writings of the “Saint of Calcutta” / edited and with commentary by Brian Kolodiejchuk.
During her lifelong service to the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of thousands whom nobody else was prepared to look after have been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. Little was known, however, about her own spiritual heights, or her struggles. This collection of her writing and reflections, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa’s interior life in a way that reveals the depth and intensity of her holiness for the first time. A moving chronicle of her spiritual journey–including moments, indeed years, of utter desolation–these letters reveal the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. She emerges as a classic mystic whose inner life burned with the fire of charity and whose heart was tested and purified by an intense trial of faith.–From publisher description.
The Reagan diaries / Ronald Reagan ; edited by Douglas Brinkley.
During his two terms as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency. Whether he was in his White House residence study or aboard Air Force One, from his first inauguration to the end of the Cold War, each night Reagan wrote about the events of his day. Now, nearly two decades after he left office, this record–the only daily presidential diary in American history–is available for the first time. Brought together in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley, The Reagan Diaries provide insight into one of this nation’s most important presidencies and sheds new light on the character of a true American leader.–From publisher description.
A promised land / Barack Obama.
In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix / Philip Norman.
Reconstructs Hendrix’s remarkable life — from playing in segregated clubs on the Chitlin’ Circuit to earning stardom in Swinging London in 1966 — and reveals the endlessly complex figure behind the unforgettable riffs