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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 autobiography of the legendary Manchester United 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 autobiography of the legendary Manchester United 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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A debut from Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.   For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to ...
The Moment Of Lift (International Edition)

A debut from Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.

 

For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, invest in women.

 

In this candid and inspiring book, Gates traces her awakening to the link between women's empowerment and the health of societies. She shows some of the tremendous opportunities that exist right now to "turbo-charge" change. And she provides simple and effective ways each one of us can make a difference.

 

Convinced that all women should be free to decide whether and when to have children, Gates took her first step onto the global stage to make a stand for family planning. That step launched her into further efforts: to ensure women everywhere have access to every kind of job; to encourage men around the globe to share equally in the burdens of household work; to advocate for paid family leave for everyone; to eliminate gender bias in all its forms.

 

Throughout, Gates introduces us to her heroes in the movement towards equality, offers startling data, shares moving conversations she's had with women from all over the world--and shows how we can all get involved.

 

A personal statement of passionate conviction, this book tells of Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.

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19.95 USD

The Moment Of Lift (International Edition)

by gates melinda
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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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Winner of Red Magazine's Book of the Year 2019 'Raw, poetic and breathtaking.' Fearne Cotton 'It is rare to find an author who writes with such authenticity, empathy and humour. I couldn't recommend this read enough. It will enrich your life.' Will Young 'Poorna's beautiful, thoughtful writing is a gift ...
In Search of Silence
Winner of Red Magazine's Book of the Year 2019 'Raw, poetic and breathtaking.' Fearne Cotton 'It is rare to find an author who writes with such authenticity, empathy and humour. I couldn't recommend this read enough. It will enrich your life.' Will Young 'Poorna's beautiful, thoughtful writing is a gift of calm, laughter and stoic contemplation in an increasingly anxious world. Simultaneously earthed and sometimes ephemeral, this book is absolutely delightsome, compassionate, tender and a lesson to us all in self-love and nurture. I read it in a matter of days and started over again.' Jack Monroe 'A beautiful book that dismantles the pressure and expectations placed on our lives.' Gizzi Erskine Poorna Bell was sold the fairytale of life. That love wins the day. That marriage is the rescue to an otherwise unhappy existence. That children are the natural progression of any relationship. But really, is it? Are we actually being honest with ourselves about the expectations we have set for ourselves? Are we able to distinguish between what we really need from life, from everything that we have been conditioned to want? Because the current rhetoric doesn't prepare you for the reality. In 2015 Poorna Bell became a widow after her husband Rob took his own life on a winter's night, having battled depression and addiction. Her situation was unusual when compared to a lot of people, but she was left figuring out exactly the same things. Will she ever be happy? Will she find love again? Who will rescue her from her sadness? Two years on and Poorna is rebuilding her life. And it is from this place - as she works towards choosing what she does and doesn't want from society, that she will explore a different conversation around fulfillment and self-worth.Cutting across the landscapes in India, New Zealand and Britain, Poorna Bell explores the things endemic in our society such as sadness and loneliness, to unpick why we seek other people to fix what's inside of us. In Search of Silence is the recognition of the echo chamber we find ourselves in, in terms of what constitutes a successful, fulfilling life. This is a heartfelt, deeply personal journey which asks us all to define what 'happiness' truly means. 'Rich with achingly beautiful language that transports the reader to the streets of Bangalore, the mountain-topped peaks of Nepal and the long and winding roads of New Zealand, I adored absolutely everything about In Search of Silence. A book that will speak to anyone who has grown tired of London, who has lost, who has loved, who has lamented the loss of a loved one, it is a beautiful, life-affirming read that explores solitude, silence and sadness and is underpinned with hope and happiness for the future.' The Literary Edit
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22.17 USD

In Search of Silence

by Poorna Bell
Hardback
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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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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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How far would you go to overcome a dark and tragic legacy for a chance at redemption? Composed from a collection of haunting and colorful memories, Twine chronicles the dark journey of a broken family spanning generations. Sliding effortlessly between past and present, this is the story of Dorriah Burke-a ...
Twine: A Memoir
How far would you go to overcome a dark and tragic legacy for a chance at redemption? Composed from a collection of haunting and colorful memories, Twine chronicles the dark journey of a broken family spanning generations. Sliding effortlessly between past and present, this is the story of Dorriah Burke-a girl raised among California avocados and a bewildering array of dysfunctional family members. As children, trapped between their alcoholic mother and violent father, Dorriah and her brother are faced with untenable choices and lives of ever-increasing lunacy and sorrow. Now an adult, Dorriah finally escapes across the country with her own daughter in an attempt to restart her life, but the miles aren't enough. Grief-stricken by her mother's rapidly declining health, her father's shocking choices, and her brother's inability to help, she is forced to make a decision: unlock her past and her only hope to overcome her personal demons, or protect her only child from the dark labyrinth of her family history. Twine is a seductive memoir of shocking narrative power and sweeping honesty. Written with a clever and profane wit and populated by unforgettable and profoundly relatable characters, it is a beautiful narrative that's impossible to put down-a story of agony and loss, betrayal and love, survival and reinvention that never allows the reader to rest for an instant as the story ruthlessly hurtles towards its surprising conclusion.
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16.800000 USD

Twine: A Memoir

by Dorriah Rogers
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Generations of chemistry students were captivated by B D Shaw's maverick and humorous approach to chemistry lecturing. His use of Very pistols and a Crimean War musket to demonstrate the power of explosives betrayed his parallel career in the Territorial Army. It was easy to divert him from the mechanisms ...
Framed by a Smoking Gun: The Explosive Life of Colonel B D Shaw
Generations of chemistry students were captivated by B D Shaw's maverick and humorous approach to chemistry lecturing. His use of Very pistols and a Crimean War musket to demonstrate the power of explosives betrayed his parallel career in the Territorial Army. It was easy to divert him from the mechanisms of chemical reactions to tales of Prisoner of War camps in World War II, though modesty kept him from bragging about his World War I Military Medal. He found fame on BBC Two's Horizon and continued to demonstrate explosives worldwide to the age of 92. This book draws on a wealth of primary sources including photographs, scripts, recorded interviews, and a treasure-trove of letters written from the POW camps to loved ones in his home towns of Nottingham and Ilkeston. B D Shaw's story is a celebration of his joint passions for chemistry and rifle shooting, and of his devotion to explaining the science of explosives to the world. His zest for life kept him involved to the end - his 100th birthday celebrations went off with a bang, and he came close to causing a posthumous explosion with the discovery of his secret attic laboratory.
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17.05 USD

Framed by a Smoking Gun: The Explosive Life of Colonel B D Shaw

by Clare E Wilkes
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This engrossing biography of Robert the Bruce, Scotland's famous warrior-king, is adapted from the epic verse of John Barbour - a famous Scottish poet, who wrote his life's work in the Scots language. We hear tell of how the great king dealt with conflicts between the noble houses of Medieval ...
The Bruce: Being the Metrical History of Robert the Bruce, Warrior King of Scotland (Hardcover)
This engrossing biography of Robert the Bruce, Scotland's famous warrior-king, is adapted from the epic verse of John Barbour - a famous Scottish poet, who wrote his life's work in the Scots language. We hear tell of how the great king dealt with conflicts between the noble houses of Medieval Scotland, and the ever-present threat of the encroaching English. Of particular highlight are the battle narratives, which count among the most elaborate and descriptive to survive from the period. Barbour places great emphasis upon the Bruce's heroism and daring feats of bravery both political and military, his work being written to commemorate the emergence of Robert's successor, Robert the Second. While modern histories offer a more even-handed and detailed look at both Robert's achievements and his shortcomings, Barbour's great poem - and modern English translations of it such as this - remain core sources for historians of Medieval Scotland.
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31.480000 USD

The Bruce: Being the Metrical History of Robert the Bruce, Warrior King of Scotland (Hardcover)

by George Eyre Todd, John Barbour
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The moving and eloquent letters of a young American soldier fighting in the maelstrom of the Western Front in World War One are an uplifting example of the human spirit. Published in 1919, less than a year after the terrible conflict ended, this book is an amalgamation of a series ...
Thy Son Liveth: World War One History - Letters from an American Soldier to His Mother (Hardcover)
The moving and eloquent letters of a young American soldier fighting in the maelstrom of the Western Front in World War One are an uplifting example of the human spirit. Published in 1919, less than a year after the terrible conflict ended, this book is an amalgamation of a series of letters written by a young soldier. Addressing his mother with well-mannered affection and devotion, the author describes the conditions on the front; his fond memories of childhood; his fellow company of soldiers; and the auxiliary and medical support. Brimming with youthful exuberance and confidence, the author demonstrates a gift for words and poetic eloquence, alluding on occasion to the great writers he'd read. Convinced of the eternal and undying power of the human struggle, a memorable reflection of this brave soldier runs as follows: There is no death. Life goes on without hindrance or handicap. The one thing that troubles the men who come here is the fact that the ones that loved them are in agony.
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26.240000 USD

Thy Son Liveth: World War One History - Letters from an American Soldier to His Mother (Hardcover)

by Grace Duffie Boylan
Hardback
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A brief tour through the thoughts and feelings of a young husband, father, and soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, (AASLT) during the preparation and invasion of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, (2003-2004) This little booklet does not detail the grittier aspects of the war, rather it attempts to describe ...
A Green Winter in Iraq
A brief tour through the thoughts and feelings of a young husband, father, and soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, (AASLT) during the preparation and invasion of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, (2003-2004) This little booklet does not detail the grittier aspects of the war, rather it attempts to describe a bit of the other side, the human side, of the conflict and deployment.
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7.880000 USD

A Green Winter in Iraq

by Eric McNail
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Ira B. Cardiff sets out to correct numerous flaws in the biographical narrative of President Abraham Lincoln, a towering figure whom the author admires but considers unduly deified by certain entities. At the outset, Cardiff is clear this work is not a revelatory debunking of the deeds or traits of ...
The Deification of Lincoln: Revealing the Truth of President Abraham Lincoln's Life, Achievements and Character
Ira B. Cardiff sets out to correct numerous flaws in the biographical narrative of President Abraham Lincoln, a towering figure whom the author admires but considers unduly deified by certain entities. At the outset, Cardiff is clear this work is not a revelatory debunking of the deeds or traits of Abe Lincoln. Rather, it is an attempt to dispel certain myths that appeared after the death of the 16th President, which became ingrained to the point of acceptance even in historical circles. The author has great respect for Lincoln's legacy, but finds issue with inaccuracies deeming Lincoln to be near-faultless. Cardiff finds issue with the idea that Lincoln was a committed Christian, when several associates of Lincoln attest to him having little time for matters of God and religion. He finds it insulting that Lincoln's successes should be attributed to divine favor, when it was shrewd political savvy and keen knowledge of law that enabled his maneuvers before, during and after the U.S. Civil War.
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10.030000 USD

The Deification of Lincoln: Revealing the Truth of President Abraham Lincoln's Life, Achievements and Character

by Ira D Cardiff
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John G. Paton's thrilling autobiography relates a life spent as a missionary among the cannibal peoples of the South Sea Islands, and the education and development he helped bring to those remote isles. Born in Scotland to a religious family of rural Dumfriesshire, Paton was seemingly destined to live a ...
The Story of John G. Paton: Or Thirty Years as a Missionary Among South Sea Island Cannibal Tribes, An Autobiography
John G. Paton's thrilling autobiography relates a life spent as a missionary among the cannibal peoples of the South Sea Islands, and the education and development he helped bring to those remote isles. Born in Scotland to a religious family of rural Dumfriesshire, Paton was seemingly destined to live a life amid his traditional culture. However, as a studious young man Paton felt a calling from God and visited the city of Glasgow. He became versed in both theology and medicine and, in 1858 mere weeks after being ordained as a Presbyterian priest, Paton and his first wife Mary Ann Robson set sail for the South Sea Islands. Christened the New Hebribes, the isles which the missionary Paton settled upon are today part of the nation of Vanuatu. On arrival in early 1859, the primitive conditions of the natives - the fact they were generally naked, lived in simple huts, and would occasionally practice cannibalism - was a shock to Paton and his young wife.
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16.780000 USD

The Story of John G. Paton: Or Thirty Years as a Missionary Among South Sea Island Cannibal Tribes, An Autobiography

by John G Paton
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Adventurer, merchant and mapper of the New World, Amerigo Vespucci's life is fascinating and vivid - his letters, published here in full, reveal his discoveries. Born in Florence in the mid-15th century, Vespucci expressed an interest in the newly-discovered lands across the Atlantic Ocean from an early age. Educated by ...
The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci: Documents of his Discoveries, Exploration and Mapping of the New World and South Americas (Hardcover)
Adventurer, merchant and mapper of the New World, Amerigo Vespucci's life is fascinating and vivid - his letters, published here in full, reveal his discoveries. Born in Florence in the mid-15th century, Vespucci expressed an interest in the newly-discovered lands across the Atlantic Ocean from an early age. Educated by his uncle, a learned Dominican friar, in youth that Vespucci displayed a talent for money matters and mathematics - these talents helped during his sea expeditions, which saw him draw many of the first maps made of South America's coast. This book does not merely contain Vespucci's own writings, but also letters of other authors who refer to him and his accomplishments. Christopher Columbus praised Vespucci's competence, while he is alluded to multiple times in the writings of historian Bartolome de las Casas. The compiler, annotator and translator of these correspondences is Clements R. Markham, who is keen to reveal the character and deeds that underpin Amerigo Vespucci's reputation.
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26.220000 USD

The Letters of Amerigo Vespucci: Documents of his Discoveries, Exploration and Mapping of the New World and South Americas (Hardcover)

by Clements R Markham, Amerigo Vespucci
Hardback
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The Life of William Grimes offers an eye-opening account of a life during and after slavery, written by a man who experienced and witnessed the worst. Unlike other slave memoirs, The Life of William Grimes has not been sanitized or otherwise edited for the benefit of what, at the time, ...
Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave: Written by Himself (Slavery Biography)
The Life of William Grimes offers an eye-opening account of a life during and after slavery, written by a man who experienced and witnessed the worst. Unlike other slave memoirs, The Life of William Grimes has not been sanitized or otherwise edited for the benefit of what, at the time, was a mostly white readership. The tone set by Grimes in his recollections is one of bitter resentment and indignation at an experience which was demeaning, physically and mentally torturing, and an insult to his very humanity. Intelligent and perceptive, it was only through luck and trusting his own wits that William was able to escape his enslavement. The son of a white plantation owner and a black mother who worked as his father's slave, Grimes variously worked around the plantation grounds as a coach driver, stable boy, and in the fields.
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12.570000 USD

Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave: Written by Himself (Slavery Biography)

by William Grimes
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Henry Beston planned to spend only two weeks in his newly built cottage on the outer beach of Cape Cod. As summer drifted into autumn, however, he found himself so entranced by the landscape's rhythms and beauty that he could not bear to leave. Settled in his isolated house facing ...
The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod
Henry Beston planned to spend only two weeks in his newly built cottage on the outer beach of Cape Cod. As summer drifted into autumn, however, he found himself so entranced by the landscape's rhythms and beauty that he could not bear to leave. Settled in his isolated house facing the North Atlantic, Beston spent a year immersed in the raw, elemental life of the great beach around him. Observing the migrations of seabirds, savage winter storms and the constantly shifting interactions between sea and shore, he wrote of the passing seasons in ecstatic, riveting detail. Long out of print in the UK, The Outermost House is a vital precursor to today's prominent nature writers. Impassioned and richly layered, it is a matchless evocation of the spirit of a place and the enduring appeal of the wild.
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17.05 USD

The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

by Henry Beston
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A Black Woman working in a predominantly Male White occupation was the most difficult thing I had ever done. I over came plenty of obstacles only to be completely turned on for what is called committing the ultimate sin. I spent my career looking over my shoulder, not in fear ...
Black & Blue
A Black Woman working in a predominantly Male White occupation was the most difficult thing I had ever done. I over came plenty of obstacles only to be completely turned on for what is called committing the ultimate sin. I spent my career looking over my shoulder, not in fear of the public but in fear of the very Men I worked with.
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12.590000 USD

Black & Blue

by L P Thorne
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Adam Smith, in his The Theory of Moral Sentiments, largely left his readers to develop his argument's full implications. Many philosophers famously did so, including Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and John Millar, among others, but less known are Sophie de Grouchy's own contributions, presented here alone in translation. Grouchy (1764-1822) ...
Sophie de Grouchy's Letters on Sympathy: A Critical Engagement with Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Adam Smith, in his The Theory of Moral Sentiments, largely left his readers to develop his argument's full implications. Many philosophers famously did so, including Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, and John Millar, among others, but less known are Sophie de Grouchy's own contributions, presented here alone in translation. Grouchy (1764-1822) published her Letters on Sympathy in 1798 together with her French translation of The Theory of Moral Sentiments. While Grouchy's Letters mainly engage critically with Smith's philosophical analysis of sympathy, they offer valuable perspectives and original thoughts about the relationship of emotional and moral development to legal, economic, and political reform. In particular, Grouchy sought to understand how the mechanisms of sympathy could help the development of new social and political institutions after the revolution. Her Letters further contain profound reflections on the dangers of demagoguery, the nature of tragedy, and the roles of love and friendship. Though ostensibly a commentary on Smith, the Letters stand in their own right as significant and original contributions to political philosophy. This new translation by Sandrine Berges of a text by a forgotten female philosopher illuminates new inroads to Enlightenment and feminist thought and reveals insights that were far ahead of their time. The volume includes a critical introduction, explanatory notes, and a glossary of terms to provide critical and historical analysis for the novice reader.
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Sophie de Grouchy's Letters on Sympathy: A Critical Engagement with Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments

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This is an unusual and beautifully written memoir - an Australian classic that captures the vulnerability and ardour of youth, and the fragility and strength of parental love. It is 1965. Robert Hillman, a mere 16 years old, is planning an extraordinary adventure. Deserted by his mother, disliked by his ...
The Boy in the Green Suit: a memoir
This is an unusual and beautifully written memoir - an Australian classic that captures the vulnerability and ardour of youth, and the fragility and strength of parental love. It is 1965. Robert Hillman, a mere 16 years old, is planning an extraordinary adventure. Deserted by his mother, disliked by his stepmother, and puzzled by his father, Bobby needs comforting. His life in rural Victoria has offered no solace; his job at Melbourne's Myer Emporium, selling ladies' slippers, offers no prospects. So, inspired by his father's stories of a fabled island in the Indian Ocean, Bobby makes his escape; he boards a ship bound for Ceylon with no money, no return ticket, and, seemingly, no worries. What follows is an account - by turns heartbreakingly tender and side-splittingly funny - of an innocent abroad. Put ashore not in Ceylon but in Athens, Bobby barters his way to Istanbul, Tehran, and Kuwait, lurching from slums and brothels to an implausible job at a ritzy hotel in Shiraz. Finally, a long haul through the desert ends in a jail term on the Pakistan border where, ironically, Bobby finds the affection and acceptance that have always been the true objects of his quest. As it unfolds, Hillman's odyssey proves to be part of a larger family drama. Woven through his story is his father's tale of struggle and sorrow. As the mature writer now realises, `I booked a ticket on a ship to install myself in a story my father had begun in his imagination.' The Boy in the Green Suit is an unforgettable, bittersweet tale of the artist as a bewildered young man.
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The Boy in the Green Suit: a memoir

by Robert Hillman
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Recent scholarly and popular attempts to define the Enlightenment, account for its diversity, and evaluate its historical significance suffer from a surprising lack of consensus at a time when the social and political challenges of today cry out for a more comprehensive and serviceable understanding of its importance. This book ...
Culture of Enlightening: Abbe Claude Yvon and the Entangled Emergence of the Enlightenment
Recent scholarly and popular attempts to define the Enlightenment, account for its diversity, and evaluate its historical significance suffer from a surprising lack of consensus at a time when the social and political challenges of today cry out for a more comprehensive and serviceable understanding of its importance. This book argues that regnant notions of the Enlightenment, the Radical Enlightenment, and the multitude of regional and religious enlightenments proposed by scholars all share an entangled intellectual genealogy rooted in a broader revolutionary culture of enlightening that took shape over the long-arc of intellectual history from the waning of the sixteenth-century Reformations to the dawn of the Atlantic Revolutionary era. Generated in competition for a changing readership and forged in dialog and conflict, dynamic and diverse notions of what it meant to be enlightened constituted a broader culture of enlightening from which the more familiar strains of the Enlightenment emerged, often ironically and accidentally, from originally religious impulses and theological questioning. By adapting, for the first time, methodological insights from the scholarship of historical entanglement (l'histoire croisee) to the study of the Enlightenment, this book provides a new interpretation of the European republic of letters from the late 1600s through the 1700s by focusing on the lived experience of the long-neglected Catholic theologian, historian, and contributor to Diderot's Encyclopedie, Abbe Claude Yvon. The ambivalent historical memory of Yvon, as well as the eclectic and global array of his sources and endeavors, Burson argues, can serve as a gauge for evaluating historical transformations in the surprisingly diverse ways in which eighteenth-century individuals spoke about enlightening human reason, religion, and society. Ultimately, Burson provocatively claims that even the most radical fruits of the Enlightenment can be understood as the unintended offspring of a revolution in theology and the cultural history of religious experience.
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Culture of Enlightening: Abbe Claude Yvon and the Entangled Emergence of the Enlightenment

by Jeffrey D. Burson
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Manchester... You've probably heard of it. It's a city of industrial history and a `where it's at' future. It's a city divided by football and brought right back together again by music. It's a city where permanently grey skies loom over ever-colourful people. People with pasts. People with futures. People ...
Giving it the Bigun: Oasis, Manchester, Football and Me
Manchester... You've probably heard of it. It's a city of industrial history and a `where it's at' future. It's a city divided by football and brought right back together again by music. It's a city where permanently grey skies loom over ever-colourful people. People with pasts. People with futures. People with stories. People like me, Paul Ashbee - `The Bigun' as I've come to be known. Depending on what period in my life our paths crossed will affect how people see me and what they know me for, but most people know me as the man who put Oasis together; the Bigun behind one of the world's greatest ever rock `n' roll bands. Was it fate? Was it luck? I have no fucking idea, but when one of the greatest bands to come out of Manchester began to dominate the world, I was there. This book is a collection of my memoirs about it all; The fame, the fortunes, and the fall-outs.
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Giving it the Bigun: Oasis, Manchester, Football and Me

by Paul Ashbee
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Axel Munthe's autobiography offers insight into his professional life as a doctor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his life anecdotes ranging from the lighthearted to the deeply serious. Titled after the ruined Italian chapel Munthe encountered and desired to renovate, these memoirs span a series of stories ...
The Story of San Michele: Autobiography of a Swedish Doctor
Axel Munthe's autobiography offers insight into his professional life as a doctor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, his life anecdotes ranging from the lighthearted to the deeply serious. Titled after the ruined Italian chapel Munthe encountered and desired to renovate, these memoirs span a series of stories taking place over decades. Munthe does not discuss his personal life or family, instead opting to describe the various medical procedures and patients he encountered as a doctor working in a range of different countries. Although some of the author's recollections are clearly fictional - including a posthumous chapter set at the gates at heaven - there are several chapters both eye-opening and sobering for their seriousness. The constraints of the medicine of the time are revealed in the frank recollections of patients whose lives could not be saved, with Munthe instead opting to lessen their suffering as they struggled through the later, painful stages of illness.
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The Story of San Michele: Autobiography of a Swedish Doctor

by Axel Munthe
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Eugenie Schumann, youngest daughter of the famed composer Robert Schumann and his wife Clara discusses her memories of her life, and her studies with Johannes Brahms. Drawing upon correspondences between members of the Schumann family, Eugenie relates her memories of childhood and education, and her experiences learning music under the ...
The Schumanns and Johannes Brahms: The Memoirs of Eugenie Schumann, Daughter to Robert and Clara (Hardcover)
Eugenie Schumann, youngest daughter of the famed composer Robert Schumann and his wife Clara discusses her memories of her life, and her studies with Johannes Brahms. Drawing upon correspondences between members of the Schumann family, Eugenie relates her memories of childhood and education, and her experiences learning music under the tutorship of Johannes Brahms. The ongoing fame of her mother Clara Schumann meant the family was consistently under the musical spotlight, the public eager for each new performance and composition. Eugenie's recollections of her siblings are poignant: more than once, we hear of the pressure her siblings were under to meet the achievements of their gifted parents. Despite these stresses, Eugenie places emphasis on her mother's caring and compassionate nature - though the encroaching demands of fame were a fact of the Schumann family life, Clara Schumann is praised for her efforts at keeping the family united.
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The Schumanns and Johannes Brahms: The Memoirs of Eugenie Schumann, Daughter to Robert and Clara (Hardcover)

by Eugenie Schumann
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Alma Lutz's outstanding biography of Susan B. Anthony is revered for its descriptive power, attention to detail and historical significance to the women's Suffragette movement. In this superb biography, we receive passionate accounts of the major turning points in Susan B. Anthony's life. The people who were her role models ...
Susan B. Anthony: Biography of a Rebel, Crusader, and Humanitarian of the Women's Rights and Feminist Movements (Hardcover)
Alma Lutz's outstanding biography of Susan B. Anthony is revered for its descriptive power, attention to detail and historical significance to the women's Suffragette movement. In this superb biography, we receive passionate accounts of the major turning points in Susan B. Anthony's life. The people who were her role models as a young woman, such as the articulate anti-slavery author Frederick B. Douglass, receive attention. Anthony's vociferous opposition to slavery led her to campaign before and during the U.S. Civil War for its abolition: her resolute spirit is well-documented from an early age: even as a teenager, Susan B. Anthony leafleted and campaigned for emancipation. As a leading figure in women's rights during the 19th and early 20th centuries, Susan B. Anthony was responsible for forming and organising several groups instrumental to women eventually gaining the vote in the United States. A tireless campaigner and speaker, Anthony would average between 75 and 100 speeches each year.
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Susan B. Anthony: Biography of a Rebel, Crusader, and Humanitarian of the Women's Rights and Feminist Movements (Hardcover)

by Alma Lutz
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Tehuti Adefunmi Dawson, the grassroots producer of the WORLD BEAT SHOW and the PAL SPORTS CENTER television program has written a message to the world through this historic true story about Detroit, his family, and the world we live in today. This masterpiece will be entertaining, educational, inspirational, and a ...
Affairs of a Bowlers Heart
Tehuti Adefunmi Dawson, the grassroots producer of the WORLD BEAT SHOW and the PAL SPORTS CENTER television program has written a message to the world through this historic true story about Detroit, his family, and the world we live in today. This masterpiece will be entertaining, educational, inspirational, and a culture transforming family keepsake for everyone's personal library. This FORTH EDITION has provided an international and local who's who and could include you and your family. If you dare to receive the answers to questions that you have never thought to ask; how would you deal with the truth, if you were to receive the answers to such questions?
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Affairs of a Bowlers Heart

by Darrel Dawson
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In June 1866-a year after the American Civil War-an 800-man contingent of the Irish Fenian Brotherhood invaded Canada from Buffalo, New York, to free Ireland from British rule. The force was led by Irish-born John Charles O'Neill, a veteran of the 5th Indiana Cavalry. The three-day invasion was a military ...
John C. O'Neill: Union Army Officer, Irish Republican Raider of Canada
In June 1866-a year after the American Civil War-an 800-man contingent of the Irish Fenian Brotherhood invaded Canada from Buffalo, New York, to free Ireland from British rule. The force was led by Irish-born John Charles O'Neill, a veteran of the 5th Indiana Cavalry. The three-day invasion was a military success but a political failure. Yet the 28-year old O'Neill was celebrated for his leadership and humanity. Elevated to the presidency of the Brotherhood, General John O'Neill would again lead Irish nationalists against Canada in 1870. Jailed and later pardoned by President U.S. Grant, O'Neill left the Fenians and attempted a third, futile attack into Canada from North Dakota. His revolutionary career at an end, O'Neill became a colonizer, urging Irish Americans to abandon urban communities in the East to settle on the fertile plains of the West. O'Neill City, Nebraska, is named in his honor. This first full-length biography covers the rise, fall and resurgence of a remarkable figure in American and Irish history.
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John C. O'Neill: Union Army Officer, Irish Republican Raider of Canada

by Thomas Fox
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