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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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18.38 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson? In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the ...
Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School
Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson? In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his 'Top 5 secrets of Business Success', to hard hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business. It's business school, the Branson way.
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15.49 USD

Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School

by Sir Richard Branson
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Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia. The other is acclaimed as the first true Arab nationalist. Her uncle was Prime Minister for nearly forty years, her mother an important politician. When Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath party seized power, and instituted ...
Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq
Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia. The other is acclaimed as the first true Arab nationalist. Her uncle was Prime Minister for nearly forty years, her mother an important politician. When Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath party seized power, and instituted his reign of terror, Mayada found herself alone in Baghdad, a divorced parent of two children, earning a meagre living printing brochures. Until one morning in August 1999 she was summarily arrested and dragged to the notorious Baladiyat Prison, falsely accused of printing anti-government propaganda. There she was thrown into a cell with 17 'shadow women'. Like latter-day Sherezades, these women passed their days, while waiting for the next interrogation and torture session, telling each other their stories. They were eager to hear Mayada's stories of her privileged former life, of the history of her proud family, of kings and queens, of meetings with Saddam himself. Not only the story of a woman intimately connected to Iraq's cultured, ancient history, this book is a powerful witness to the terror and horror wrought by Saddam on the lives and souls of its ordinary citizens.
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10.24 USD

Mayada: Daughter Of Iraq

by Jean Sasson
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Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement ...
ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography: The life story of Manchester United's iconic manager
Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.
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17.06 USD

ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography: The life story of Manchester United's iconic manager

by Alex Ferguson
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In September 2012, a YOUGOV poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In The Virgin Way: How ...
The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead
In September 2012, a YOUGOV poll conducted in Britain found that the person British workers would most like as their manager was Sir Richard Branson. With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, Richard shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success. Featuring anecdotes from his own business dealings, as well as his observations of many others who have inspired him - from politicians, business leaders, explorers, scientists and philanthropists - Richard reflects on the qualities he feels are essential for success in today's world. This is not a conventional book on leadership. There are no rules - but rather the secrets of leadership that he has learned along the way from his days at Virgin Records, to his recent work with The Elders. Whether you're at the beginning of your career, or head of a Fortune 500 company - this is your guide to being your own CEO (Chief Enabling Officer) and becoming a true leader - not just a boss.
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15.22 USD

The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead

by Sir Richard Branson
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From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she ...
For the Love of a Son: One Afghan Woman's Quest for her Stolen Child
From the time she was a little girl, Maryam rebelled against the terrible second-class existence that was her destiny as an Afghan woman. She had witnessed the miserable fate of her grandmother and three aunts, and wished she had been born a boy. As a feisty teenager in Kabul, she was outraged when the Russians invaded her country. After she made a public show of defiance, she had to flee the country for her life. A new life of freedom seemed within her grasp,but her father arranged a traditional marriage to a fellow Afghan, who turned out to be a violent man. Beaten, raped and abused, Maryam found joy in the birth of a baby son. But then her brutal husband stole him away far beyond his mother's reach. For many long years she searched for her lost son, while civil war and Taliban oppression raged back home in Afghanistan. Set against a landscape littered with tragic tales of horrific suffering, Jean Sasson, author of Princess, chronicles the story of one resolute but tormented woman determined to achieve freedom and equality with men.
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8.66 USD

For the Love of a Son: One Afghan Woman's Quest for her Stolen Child

by Jean Sasson
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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE, INCLUDING A NEW EPILOGUE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at ...
Hard Choices: A Memoir
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE, INCLUDING A NEW EPILOGUE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.
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18.64 USD

Hard Choices: A Memoir

by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET `What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong?' Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff's journey ...
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET `What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong?' Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. With haunting candour, David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3am phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab. His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic. This story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view - a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help. Read the other side of Nic Sheff's bestselling memoir, Tweak. Praise for Beautiful Boy:- 'A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts'. Anne Lamott 'An important book... moving, timely and startlingly beautiful.' Richard Branson
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15.34 USD

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

by David Sheff
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At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America and ...
Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay shattered at her feet...
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12.08 USD

Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found

by Cheryl Strayed
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET `It was like being in a car with the gas pedal slammed down to the floor and nothing to do but hold on and pretend to have some semblance of ...
Tweak: Growing up on Crystal Meth
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET `It was like being in a car with the gas pedal slammed down to the floor and nothing to do but hold on and pretend to have some semblance of control. But control was something I'd lost a long time ago.' Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age 11. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. He paints an extraordinary picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. Tweak is a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery and complements his father's parallel memoir, Beautiful Boy. Praise for Nic Sheff:- `Difficult to read and impossible to put down.'Chicago Tribune 'Nic Sheff's wrenching tale is told with electrifying honesty and insight.' Armistead Maupin
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15.34 USD

Tweak: Growing up on Crystal Meth

by Nic Sheff
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'To read this book is to understand Afghanistan as it exists today. This haunting memoir traces the unimaginable odyssey of one family whose world has collapsed . . . Poetic, powerful, and unforgettable.' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. Qais Akbar Omar was eleven when a brutal civil war ...
A Fort of Nine Towers
'To read this book is to understand Afghanistan as it exists today. This haunting memoir traces the unimaginable odyssey of one family whose world has collapsed . . . Poetic, powerful, and unforgettable.' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. Qais Akbar Omar was eleven when a brutal civil war engulfed Kabul. For Qais, it brought an abrupt end to a childhood filled with kites and cousins in his grandfather's garden: one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan history had begun. Ahead lay the rise of the Taliban, and, in 2001, the arrival of international forces. A Fort of Nine Towers is the story of Qais, his family and their determination to survive these upheavals as they were buffeted from one part of Afghanistan to the next. Drawing strength from each other, and their culture and faith, they sought refuge for a time in the Buddha caves of Bamyan, and later with a caravan of Kuchi nomads. When they eventually returned to Kabul, it became clear that their trials were just beginning.
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15.22 USD

A Fort of Nine Towers

by Qais Akbar Omar
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From 1983 until 2007 the author was the charismatic Curate-in-Charge of the Hillside Parishes in North Yorkshire. He `took on' eight churches, spread across 12 villages, with a population of about 2,000, three schools and six village halls. This is the story of those years, and of how Toddy Hoare's ...
Remaining Reverend
From 1983 until 2007 the author was the charismatic Curate-in-Charge of the Hillside Parishes in North Yorkshire. He `took on' eight churches, spread across 12 villages, with a population of about 2,000, three schools and six village halls. This is the story of those years, and of how Toddy Hoare's family background and the early influences in his life stayed with him and became part of his ministry. Social and theological views are strongly held and expressed, whether on the daily practicalities of maintaining the fabric of historic churches and graveyards, pastoral care and chaplaincy, the place of hunting and shooting in rural communities, same sex relationships, or the ordination of women. There are also five poems. The book is illustrated with the author's sketches of Churches within the parishes, his designs for the covers of Parish magazines, and his sculpture. The cover image of the book itself is a self-portrait.
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18.380000 USD

Remaining Reverend

by Toddy Hoare
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On October 14, 1998, five thousand people gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to mourn the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who had been murdered in Wyoming eight days earlier. Politicians and celebrities addressed the crowd and the televised national audience to share their grief ...
Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics
On October 14, 1998, five thousand people gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to mourn the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who had been murdered in Wyoming eight days earlier. Politicians and celebrities addressed the crowd and the televised national audience to share their grief with the country. Never before had a gay citizen's murder elicited such widespread outrage or concern from straight Americans. In Dying to Be Normal, Brett Krutzsch argues that gay activists memorialized people like Shepard as part of a political strategy to present gays as similar to the country's dominant class of white, straight Christians. Through an examination of publicly mourned gay deaths, Krutzsch counters the common perception that LGBT politics and religion have been oppositional and reveals how gay activists used religion to bolster the argument that gays are essentially the same as straights, and therefore deserving of equal rights. Krutzsch's analysis turns to the memorialization of Shepard, Harvey Milk, Tyler Clementi, Brandon Teena, and F. C. Martinez, to campaigns like the It Gets Better Project, and national tragedies like the Pulse nightclub shooting to illustrate how activists used prominent deaths to win acceptance, influence political debates over LGBT rights, and encourage assimilation. Throughout, Krutzsch shows how, in the fight for greater social inclusion, activists relied on Christian values and rhetoric to portray gays as upstanding Americans. As Krutzsch demonstrates, gay activists regularly reinforced a white Protestant vision of acceptable American citizenship that often excluded people of color, gender-variant individuals, non-Christians, and those who did not adhere to Protestant Christianity's sexual standards. The first book to detail how martyrdom has influenced national debates over LGBT rights, Dying to Be Normal establishes how religion has shaped gay assimilation in the United States and the mainstreaming of particular gays as normal Americans.
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31.450000 USD

Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics

by Brett Krutzsch
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The distinguished scholar-diplomat Sir Ernest Satow's retirement began in 1906 and continued until his death in 1929. From 1907 he settled in the small town of Ottery St. Mary in Devon. He was very active, serving as a British delegate at the Second Hague Peace Conference in 1907 and on ...
The Diaries of Sir Ernest Satow, 1912-1920 - Volume One (1912-1916)
The distinguished scholar-diplomat Sir Ernest Satow's retirement began in 1906 and continued until his death in 1929. From 1907 he settled in the small town of Ottery St. Mary in Devon. He was very active, serving as a British delegate at the Second Hague Peace Conference in 1907 and on various committees related to church, missionary and other more local affairs: he was a magistrate and chairman of the Urban District Council. He had a very wide social circle of family, friends and former colleagues, with frequent distinguished visitors. He produced two seminal books: A Guide to Diplomatic Practice (1917, now in its seventh revised edition and referred to as 'Satow') and A Diplomat in Japan (1921). The latter is highly evaluated as a unique foreigner's view of the years leading to the Meiji Restoration of 1868. These two volumes are part of a series of Satow's diaries and letters edited by Ian Ruxton. Maps and photographs are in both volumes. The index is in Volume Two. This is the first-ever publication.
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41.950000 USD

The Diaries of Sir Ernest Satow, 1912-1920 - Volume One (1912-1916)

by Ian Ruxton (ed.)
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Turn on the radio or take the time to flip through the stacks of used CDs at your local Goodwill or thrift store. Google rock `n' roll music, even. Better yet, visit any public place that plays popular music from the last 50 years or so as the soundtrack to ...
Playing in the Rain: Lindsey Buckingham & Fleetwood Mac
Turn on the radio or take the time to flip through the stacks of used CDs at your local Goodwill or thrift store. Google rock `n' roll music, even. Better yet, visit any public place that plays popular music from the last 50 years or so as the soundtrack to your Saturday afternoon grocery-shopping, clothes-buying or indie record store-scouting experience and you'll find that no matter where you go, there's an ever-enduring presence that since the late 1960s has been a mainstay in the world of pop culture and popular music: a former blues band turned rock `n' roll atom bomb called Fleetwood Mac. Though much of the band's popularity stems from their work in the late seventies and eighties, from an era when gas was 50 cents a gallon and singers were their own songwriters, there's a reason why the band has been able to maintain their status as rock `n' roll royalty even more than 50 years after making their debut as a London-based blues group. His name is Lindsey Buckingham.
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10.490000 USD

Playing in the Rain: Lindsey Buckingham & Fleetwood Mac

by Tyler Martin Sehnal
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Follow the real-life journey of Minnie Leigh Robertson as she is forced to take a path that turns her world upside down. In the East Tennessee Mountains, 1926 at the age of thirteen, living a very simple, content life, Minnie never dreamed of living anywhere but on her mountain. Her ...
A Mule, A Cow, and 5 Jugs of Shine
Follow the real-life journey of Minnie Leigh Robertson as she is forced to take a path that turns her world upside down. In the East Tennessee Mountains, 1926 at the age of thirteen, living a very simple, content life, Minnie never dreamed of living anywhere but on her mountain. Her days were filled with digging ginseng, gathering wild herbs, tending a small number of livestock her father kept - 2 cows for milking, a couple of goats for cheese, and there were always chickens for eggs. Raised by her father, a bitter Veteran of the Great War, Minnie is forced onto a path that she feels she never will escape. Eventually, Minnie chooses her own path and discovers it leads to much more than she was first traded for.
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41.990000 USD

A Mule, A Cow, and 5 Jugs of Shine

by Karen Wimberley
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ON THE ROAD WITH THE OLD STRIPPER is a journal about a filmmaker who takes an epic 48 state road trip over one summer with his Mother, a burlesque legend. Award-winning filmmaker Jack Truman and his real-life Mother, burlesque legend Opal Dockery, embark on an unforgettable 48 state cross-country road ...
On The Road With The Old Stripper
ON THE ROAD WITH THE OLD STRIPPER is a journal about a filmmaker who takes an epic 48 state road trip over one summer with his Mother, a burlesque legend. Award-winning filmmaker Jack Truman and his real-life Mother, burlesque legend Opal Dockery, embark on an unforgettable 48 state cross-country road trip. On the road, Truman and Dockery experience epic memories: traveling to all 48 states nationwide coast to coast, including Washington, DC: visiting Opal's dancing cities from yesterday; going to landmarks nationwide; eating at over 20 vegan restaurants around the country; spending each night in cheap motel rooms; while also shooting over 100 hours of footage for a feature film documentary across the country, interviewing over 60 burlesque dancers nationwide, young and old, comparing burlesque now with how it used to be. An epic underground unforgettable journal, ON THE ROAD WITH THE OLD STRIPPER opens the reader's eyes to a fascinating life less traveled.
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27.250000 USD

On The Road With The Old Stripper

by Jack Truman
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Queen Anne (1665-1714) was not charismatic, brilliant or beautiful, but under her rule, England rose from the chaos of regicide, civil war and revolution to the cusp of global supremacy. She fought a successful overseas war against Europe's superpower and her moderation kept the crown independent of party warfare at ...
Good Queen Anne: Appraising the Life and Reign of the Last Stuart Monarch
Queen Anne (1665-1714) was not charismatic, brilliant or beautiful, but under her rule, England rose from the chaos of regicide, civil war and revolution to the cusp of global supremacy. She fought a successful overseas war against Europe's superpower and her moderation kept the crown independent of party warfare at home. This biography reveals Anne Stuart as resolute, kind and practical-a woman who surmounted personal tragedy and poor health to become a popular and effective ruler.
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57.750000 USD

Good Queen Anne: Appraising the Life and Reign of the Last Stuart Monarch

by Judith Lissauer Cromwell
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This book is one man's journey through life, from a time long ago, to a now much different future. There are a few sad times but through the pages laughter is never far away. Terry White was born and has lived most of his life in Scarborough, although he spent ...
The Lemon Tree
This book is one man's journey through life, from a time long ago, to a now much different future. There are a few sad times but through the pages laughter is never far away. Terry White was born and has lived most of his life in Scarborough, although he spent ten years working and living in Gibraltar. Married with two children and three grandchildren, Terry spent all his working life in the building trade. After a tragic house fire affected Terry he turned to poetry. Over the last twenty five years he has had numerous poems published in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies of poetry, all to critical acclaim. He has recited his poems on radio and many appear in his earlier book, `Where the Reflecting River Flows'. Terry now concentrates on creative writing.
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14.360000 USD

The Lemon Tree

by Terry White
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The essays in this volume are, at first sight, a curiously varied assortment. Written solely for personal pleasure, without intention or expectation of publication, many have long lain forgotten, gathering digital dust over many years. Except for those covering aspects of Balinese culture and history, they possess no unifying theme ...
LAMENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND OTHER ESSAYS
The essays in this volume are, at first sight, a curiously varied assortment. Written solely for personal pleasure, without intention or expectation of publication, many have long lain forgotten, gathering digital dust over many years. Except for those covering aspects of Balinese culture and history, they possess no unifying theme to justify inclusion. They range from the semi-academic to the frivolous, from the serious to the trivial. One essay explores an unexpected connection between narcissism and travel, another considers possibilities of life in the hereafter. Art and Disability is discussed next to atomic weapons, high crimes and nuclear misdemeanors. A comic village dispute in the depths of rural France is juxtaposed against the dramatic discovery of a new-found family uncovered by untangling threads of DNA. It is manifestly a strange collection, offered without excuse or apology in the hope that readers may perhaps find something to interest or amuse.
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15.750000 USD

LAMENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND OTHER ESSAYS

by John Cooke
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The book is about barbarians - those from Trump Tower those who left Germania 2,000 years to become concentrated in Appalachia scattered across the heartland. Rednecks hate authority. They hate correctness which is authority. They do not know which fork is which. They have never heard of Baba Ganush. They ...
Baba Ganoush - The Loud and The Proud
The book is about barbarians - those from Trump Tower those who left Germania 2,000 years to become concentrated in Appalachia scattered across the heartland. Rednecks hate authority. They hate correctness which is authority. They do not know which fork is which. They have never heard of Baba Ganush. They are ashamed. Knowing their ways Donald tells them what they want to hear. They tell him what to say. The book is about the imaginary invasion of Ballantine and Dude the Dog who explains correctness. The book is about weapons which can be wielded to fulfill the quest, save the people and receive succor from the Princess Gaynell.
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7.350000 USD

Baba Ganoush - The Loud and The Proud

by tom weathers
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With this autobiography-based fiction, I would like to make an impact on those engineering students who had seriously considered their future responsibilities as professionals, as well as those practicing engineers who had time to reflect on their own engineering experiences. Ethics in engineering design, safety and general philosophical concepts related ...
A Transylvanian Jewish Yankee At King Obtuse's Court
With this autobiography-based fiction, I would like to make an impact on those engineering students who had seriously considered their future responsibilities as professionals, as well as those practicing engineers who had time to reflect on their own engineering experiences. Ethics in engineering design, safety and general philosophical concepts related to engineering are presented from a personal Judeo-Christian perspective. Engineering and management, unions, general relationship with society and arts are also debated in the book. Finally, I also hope non-engineers will understand us better after reading about our challenges, struggles, and successes in this book.
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59.240000 USD

A Transylvanian Jewish Yankee At King Obtuse's Court

by Yoni Adonyi
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This book combines elements of parody, social critique, autobiography, general philosophy, literary criticism and religious speculation , a complex into which chickens, and characters of the most various kinds intrude.
This Ole House
This book combines elements of parody, social critique, autobiography, general philosophy, literary criticism and religious speculation , a complex into which chickens, and characters of the most various kinds intrude.
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14.370000 USD

This Ole House

by Julian Scutts
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The David Bowie Chronology, Volume 1, is a comprehensive look at his recording and release history. From the time he left school to pursue a career in music, David Bowie was always working. After years of struggling with bands, releasing singles and a debut album, all of which failed to ...
The David Bowie Chronology, Volume 1 1947 - 1974
The David Bowie Chronology, Volume 1, is a comprehensive look at his recording and release history. From the time he left school to pursue a career in music, David Bowie was always working. After years of struggling with bands, releasing singles and a debut album, all of which failed to chart, success first came with Space Oddity in 1969. The 1972 album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars made David Bowie a household name. This Chronology covers every aspect of David Bowie's recording career. It looks at his singles, albums and rarities. Demos, alternate versions, remixes and edits, side projects and his work with other artists such as Mott The Hoople and Lou Reed are all explored. The information is presented date by date in chronological order, accompanied by detailed descriptions of each song version, guest appearance, edit, non-album track and alternate version. The book also covers his tours and live appearances.
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27.290000 USD

The David Bowie Chronology, Volume 1 1947 - 1974

by Patrick LeMieux
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Adrian Henri was a British poet and painter best remembered as the founder of poetry-rock group the Liverpool Scene and as one of three poets in the best-selling anthology The Mersey Sound, along with Brian Patten and Roger McGough. The trio of Liverpool poets came to prominence in that city's ...
Adrian Henri: I Want Everything To Happen!
Adrian Henri was a British poet and painter best remembered as the founder of poetry-rock group the Liverpool Scene and as one of three poets in the best-selling anthology The Mersey Sound, along with Brian Patten and Roger McGough. The trio of Liverpool poets came to prominence in that city's Merseybeat zeitgeist of the 1960s and 1970s. He was described by Edward Lucie-Smith in British Poetry since 1945 as the theoretician of the three. His characterisation of popular culture in verse helped to widen the audience for poetry among 1960s British youth. He was influenced by the French symbolist school of poetry and surrealist art. He has the distinct claim to have been the hip host for the young Liverpool lads who became The Beatles turning them onto avant-garde art, happenings, poetry, film and music. His career spanned everything from artist and poet to teacher, rock n roll performer, playwright and librettist. Besides the Beatles, he could name among his friends George Melly and Allen Ginsberg. Unlike McGough and Patten, Henri turned his back on the trendier London scene, and chose to remain in Liverpool, saying there was nowhere he loved better. This heavily illustrated biography, edited by Thurston Moore, with foreword by Jarvis Cocker and written by Adrian's partner of 15 years Catherine Marcangeli, this is a true celebration of Henri, Liverpool and The Liverpool Scene.
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34.12 USD

Adrian Henri: I Want Everything To Happen!

by Catherine Marcangeli
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In this social and ecological account of the Chicago River, Libby Hill tells the story of how a sluggish waterway emptying into Lake Michigan became central to the creation of Chicago as a major metropolis and transportation hub. This widely acclaimed volume weaves the perspectives of science, engineering, commerce, politics, ...
The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History
In this social and ecological account of the Chicago River, Libby Hill tells the story of how a sluggish waterway emptying into Lake Michigan became central to the creation of Chicago as a major metropolis and transportation hub. This widely acclaimed volume weaves the perspectives of science, engineering, commerce, politics, economics, and the natural world into a chronicle of the river from its earliest geologic history through its repeated adaptations to the city that grew up around it. While explaining the river's role in massive public works, such as drainage and straightening, designed to address the infrastructure needs of a growing population, Hill focuses on the synergy between the river and the people of greater Chicago, whether they be the tribal cultures that occupied the land after glacial retreat, the first European inhabitants, or more recent residents. In the first edition, Hill brought together years of original research and the contributions of dozens of experts to tell the Chicago River's story up until 2000. This revised edition features discussions of disinfection, Asian carp, green strategies, the evolution of the Chicago Riverwalk, and the river's rejuvenation. It also explores how earlier solutions to problems challenge today's engineers, architects, environmentalists, and public policy agencies as they address contemporary issues. Revealing the river to be a microcosm of the uneasy relationship between nature and civilization, The Chicago River offers the tools and knowledge for the city's residents to be champions on the river's behalf.
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25.720000 USD

The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History

by Libby Hill
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In 1898, in an era of racial terror at home and imperial conquest abroad, the United States sent its troops to suppress the Filipino struggle for independence, including three regiments of the famed African American Buffalo Soldiers. Among them was David Fagen, a twenty-year-old private in the Twenty-Fourth Infantry, who ...
Fagen: An African American Renegade in the Philippine-American War
In 1898, in an era of racial terror at home and imperial conquest abroad, the United States sent its troops to suppress the Filipino struggle for independence, including three regiments of the famed African American Buffalo Soldiers. Among them was David Fagen, a twenty-year-old private in the Twenty-Fourth Infantry, who deserted to join the Filipino guerrillas. He led daring assaults and ambushes against his former comrades and commanders-who relentlessly pursued him without success-and his name became famous in the Philippines and in the African American community. The outlines of Fagen's legend have been known for more than a century, but the details of his military achievements, his personal history, and his ultimate fate have remained a mystery-until now. Michael Morey tracks Fagen's life from his youth in Tampa as a laborer in a phosphate camp through his troubled sixteen months in the army, and, most importantly, over his long-obscured career as a guerrilla officer. Morey places this history in its larger military, political, and social context to tell the story of the young renegade whose courage and defiance challenged the supremacist assumptions of the time.
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38.800000 USD

Fagen: An African American Renegade in the Philippine-American War

by Michael Morey
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Back in the dim mists of time when Twitter was a bird sound and Facebook was two separate and unrelated words, storytelling was the first form of communication, and it's one of the first forms of communication that we encounter as children. We learn and retain stories before we can ...
Inspirational and Motivational Short Stories: 128 Inspiring Stories with Life Changing Wisdom to live by (moral stories, self-help stories)
Back in the dim mists of time when Twitter was a bird sound and Facebook was two separate and unrelated words, storytelling was the first form of communication, and it's one of the first forms of communication that we encounter as children. We learn and retain stories before we can even read. As humans we crave stories. We love to hear stories and we love to share stories. There is a power in stories that can transform our lives - they capture our imagination and emotions, they can illustrate a teaching in a powerful way, and they can inspire and motivate us. Storytelling is an essential part of every culture worldwide. It is how civilizations pass on insights from one generation to the next. It is how religions pass on their sacred teachings. And it is how we as parents share our values and lessons. Want to make a point or raise an issue? Then tell a story! This hand-picked collection includes some of the most amazing stories ever told by famous business leaders, bestselling writers, public speakers and spiritual leaders. The book is designed to allow you to dip in and out of it, at your leisure, and in any order. Enjoy the book, and take the time to discover the possible meanings for your life.
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20.46 USD

Inspirational and Motivational Short Stories: 128 Inspiring Stories with Life Changing Wisdom to live by (moral stories, self-help stories)

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Like many Germans, Berlin schoolboy Erwin Bartmann fell under the spell of the Zeitgeist cultivated by the Nazis. Convinced he was growing up in the best country in the world, he dreamt of joining the Leibstandarte, Hitler's elite Waffen-SS unit. Tall, blond, blue-eyed, and just seventeen-years-old, Erwin fulfilled his dream ...
FuR Volk and FuHrer: The Memoir of a Veteran of the 1st Ss Panzer Division Leibstandarte Ss Adolf Hitler
Like many Germans, Berlin schoolboy Erwin Bartmann fell under the spell of the Zeitgeist cultivated by the Nazis. Convinced he was growing up in the best country in the world, he dreamt of joining the Leibstandarte, Hitler's elite Waffen-SS unit. Tall, blond, blue-eyed, and just seventeen-years-old, Erwin fulfilled his dream on Mayday 1941, when he gave up his apprenticeship at the Glaser bakery in Memeler Strasse and walked into the Lichterfelde barracks in Berlin as a raw, volunteer recruit. On arrival at the Eastern Front in late summer 1941, Erwin was assigned to a frontline communications squad attached to 4.Kompanie and soon discovered that survival was a matter of luck - or the protection of a guardian angel. Good fortune finally deserted Erwin on 11 July 1943 when shrapnel sizzled through his lung during the epic Battle of Kursk-Prokhorovka. Following a period of recovery, and promotion to Unterscharfuhrer, Erwin took up a post as machine-gun instructor with the Ausbildung und Ersatz Bataillon, a training unit based close to the eastern section of the Berliner Ring Autobahn. When the Red Army launched its massive assault on the Seelow Heights, Erwin's unit, now incorporated into Regiment Falke, was deployed to the southern flank of the Berlin-Frankfurt Autobahn, close to the River Oder. The German defences soon crumbled and with the end of the Reich inevitable, Erwin was forced to choose between a struggle for personal survival and the fulfilment of his SS oath of 'loyalty unto death'. From the war on the southern sector of the Eastern Front to a bomb-shattered Berlin populated largely by old men and demoralised lonely women, this candid eyewitness account offers a unique and sometimes surprising perspective on the life of a young Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler volunteer.
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34.04 USD

FuR Volk and FuHrer: The Memoir of a Veteran of the 1st Ss Panzer Division Leibstandarte Ss Adolf Hitler

by Erwin Bartmann
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How relevant is classical music today? The genre seems in danger of becoming nothing more than a hobby for the social elite. Yet Kent Nagano has another world in mind - one where everyone has access to classical music. In Classical Music: Expect the Unexpected the world-famous classical conductor tells ...
Classical Music: Expect the Unexpected
How relevant is classical music today? The genre seems in danger of becoming nothing more than a hobby for the social elite. Yet Kent Nagano has another world in mind - one where everyone has access to classical music. In Classical Music: Expect the Unexpected the world-famous classical conductor tells the deeply personal story of his own engagement with the masterpieces and great composers of classical music, his work with the world's major orchestras, and his tireless commitment to bringing his music to everybody. Narrating his first childhood encounters with music's power to overcome social and ethnic boundaries, he celebrates an art form that has always taken part in debates about human values and societal developments. The constantly declining relevance of classical music in these disrupted times, he argues, not only impoverishes society from a cultural perspective but robs it of inspiration, wit, emotional depth, and a sense of community. Getting to grips with classical music's existential crisis, Nagano contends that it is too crucial to humanity's survival to be allowed to silently disappear from our everyday reality. In this moving autobiography, Kent Nagano makes a compelling plea for classical music that is as exhilarating as it is thought-provoking.
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31.450000 USD

Classical Music: Expect the Unexpected

by Inge Kloepfer, Inge Kloepfer, Kent Nagano, Kent Nagano
Hardback
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