Harry Bernstein started chronicling his life at the age of ninety-four, after the death of his beloved wife, Ruby. In his first book, The Invisible Wall, he told a haunting story of forbidden love in World War I-era England. Then Bernstein wrote The Dream, the touching tale of his family’s immigrant experience in Depression-era Chicago and New York. Now Bernstein completes the saga with The Golden Willow, a heart-lifting memoir of his life with Ruby, a romance that lasted nearly seventy years. They met at a dance at New York’s legendary Webster Hall, fell instantly and madly in love, and embarked on a rich and rewarding life together. From their first tiny rented room on the Upper West Side to their years in Greenwich Village, immersed in the art scene, surrounded by dancers, musicians, and writers, to their life in the newly burgeoning suburbs, Harry and Ruby pursued the American dream with gusto, much as Harry’s late mother would have wanted. Together, through a depression, a world war, and the McCarthy era, through job losses and race riots and the joyous births of their two children, Harry and Ruby weathered much and shared an incredible love. But then the inevitable happened. One of them had to go first. When Ruby was ninety-one, she contracted leukemia and died. Alone for the first time in his life, Harry felt the loss acutely and terribly, and for a long while, despite continued good health, he was uncertain about whether he could go on without Ruby. It was then that he turned to the past for solace–and ended up fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a published author. Delightful and hopeful, tender and moving, The Golden Willow is Harry’s tribute to his beloved Ruby, to their long, happy life together, to the impact her parting had on his heart and his soul, and to the surprises and unexpected pleasures that continue to await him.
The “compelling . . . detailed and thoughtful account” of the rise and fall of the Cosmos, New York’s first superstar soccer team (Kirkus Reviews). In the summer of 1977, soccer was poised to finally conquer America and the New York Cosmos were the premier sports team of the city. They boasted the greatest roster of the world’s best players—notably, Brazil’s international sensation Pelé—ever assembled for any sport. For a time, they were the darlings of the press. Their first game was televised in twenty-two different countries. They were favorites at Studio 54. They partied behind the velvet ropes with Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger. Less a growing sports phenom than a pop-culture happening, the hottest ticket in town drew the likes of Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Henry Kissinger, and Robert Redford. Warner Brothers chairman and Cosmos owner Steve Ross may not have known a goalkeeper from a zookeeper, but in a city awash in celebrity and decadence, Ross knew spectacle. He also knew how to make a dollar, and stars. But as the Cosmos players soon became enmeshed in a world of millionaires, gangsters, groupies, glamour, power struggles, alcoholic excess, drugs, disco and very public fistfights, they were set for a heartbreaking and inevitable fall. “Colorful and keen . . . [and] detail-rich, this unlikely drama of a quintessentially American flirtation” (Publishers Weekly), “is a gripping evocation of a glorious but brief moment when the beautiful game had the US entranced” (Time Out London).
This heartfelt book is about living fully up to the last moment, and dying well when the time has come. Carolyn North, a healer and singer, helps four terminally ill friends prepare for death as they decline physically and emerge spiritually. The Experience of a Lifetime explores how we can learn to accept our own mortality and discover what it means to love. Loving, we may glimpse a many-dimensioned world wherein life and death are part of the same glorious Whole.
Reflections on the Problems and Personalities of 20th Century Physics
Author: V. L. Ginzburg,Vitaliĭ Lazarevich Ginzburg,Vitalij L. Ginzburg,Vitaly L. Ginzburg
Pubpsher: Springer Science & Business Media
Every reader interested in understanding the important problems in physics and astrophysics and their historic development within the last 60 years will enjoy this book. The philosophy and history and the very personal view of famous scientists of the 20th century, whom the author knows or knew personally, also make this book fascinating for non-physicists. It consists of three parts covering major problems of physics and astrophysics, the philosophy and history of science, and memorial papers on famous physicists. The author, himself a renowned scientist, provides personal observations, and fascinating insights into the field of physics.
A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 is the most authoritative set of fiction book recommendations in the United States because it is a composite of the most noteworthy book award lists, best book publications, and recommended reading lists from leading libraries, schools, and parenting organizations from across the country. Who are these formidable experts? A Lifetime of Fiction amalgamates over 100 reading lists, including Time Magazine’s Top 100 Novels, Modern Library’s 100 Best Novels, Horn Book Children’s Classics, The New York Times Parent’s Guide to the Best Books for Children, Harvard Bookstore Favorite Books, College Board’s Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers, National Education Association’s Top Books for Children and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. The definitive lists incorporate the Newbery Medals, Caldecott Medals, Coretta Scott King Awards, Pura Belpré Awards, Bram Stoker Awards, the Man Booker Awards, PEN/Faulkner Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, New York Times Notable Books, and Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, and many more. A Lifetime of Fiction integrates the most widely recognized and respected literary award winners and runners up since the inception of the awards. The book is organized into five age group lists of 100 books – preschoolers (ages 2-5), early readers (ages 4-8), middle readers (ages 9-12), young adults (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18+) – the books are in effect the selections made by the most formidable panel literary experts ever assembled. Each entry includes an annotation. To the perennial question, “What books are worth reading?” A Lifetime of Fiction: The 500 Most Recommended Reads for Ages 2 to 102 answers with best-of-the best booklists distilled from the most preeminent and trustworthy literary authorities.
Things I Would Want You to Know If I Died Tomorrow
Author: Joseph Assante
Pubpsher: Author House
Category: Family & Relationships
Joe Assante originally wrote this book with his children in mind. He pictured a young man un the Hospital on his deathbed. A horrified look on his face from the realization of all the things he will never get to tell his family. The young man wished he could write down his thoughts and review them so they contained all the wisdom he could pass along to his family if he were given a second chance. So that's what Joe did.