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When Jean Sasson's book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess `Sultana' return to ...
Princess More Tears to Cry
When Jean Sasson's book Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was published, it became an immediate international bestseller. It sold to 43 countries and spent 13 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Now, in this long-awaited, compelling new book, Sasson and the Princess `Sultana' return to tell the world what it means to be a Saudi woman today. Through advances in education and with access to work, Saudi women are breaking through the barriers; they are becoming doctors, social workers, business owners and are even managing to push at the boundaries of public life. Major steps forward have, undoubtedly, been made. But this is not the whole story. Sadly, despite changes in the law, all too often legal loopholes leave women exposed to terrible suppression, abuse and crimes of psychological and physical violence. For many, the struggle for basic human rights continues. This fascinating insight will include personal stories of triumph and heartbreak, as told to Princess 'Sultana', her eldest daughter, and author Jean Sasson. Each of these stories will offer the reader a glimpse into different aspects of Saudi society, including the lives of the Princess, her daughter and other members of the Al-Saud Royal family.
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11.81 USD

Princess More Tears to Cry

by Jean Sasson
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THE GRIPPING FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT OF BIN LADEN'S EXECUTION For the first time, read the first-hand account of the planning and execution of the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist mastermind. No Easy Day puts readers inside the elite, handpicked twenty-four-man team known as SEAL Team Six as they train for ...
No Easy Day: The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden
THE GRIPPING FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT OF BIN LADEN'S EXECUTION For the first time, read the first-hand account of the planning and execution of the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist mastermind. No Easy Day puts readers inside the elite, handpicked twenty-four-man team known as SEAL Team Six as they train for the most important mission of their lives. From the crash of the Black Hawk helicopter that threatened the mission with disaster, to the radio call confirming their target was dead, the SEAL team raid on bin Laden's secret HQ is recounted in nail-biting second-by-second detail. Team leader Mark Owen takes readers behind enemy lines with one of the world's most astonishing fighting forces, in the only insider's account of their most spectacular mission. 'No Easy Day amounts to a cinematic account of the raid to kill Bin Laden: you feel as if you're sitting in the Black Hawk as it swoops in' NY Times 'A blistering first-hand account' The Sun
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13.65 USD

No Easy Day: The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden

by Kevin Maurer, Mark Owen
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. Winner of the Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Award 2018. Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2018. Shortlisted for Specsavers Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018. `Eye-opening, funny and horrifying' Observer `Everyone who has any interest in public life should read it' Daily ...
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. Winner of the Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Award 2018. Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2018. Shortlisted for Specsavers Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018. `Eye-opening, funny and horrifying' Observer `Everyone who has any interest in public life should read it' Daily Mail You may not wish to think about it, but one day you or someone you love will almost certainly appear in a criminal courtroom. You might be a juror, a victim, a witness or - perhaps through no fault of your own - a defendant. Whatever your role, you'd expect a fair trial. I'm a barrister. I work in the criminal justice system, and every day I see how fairness is not guaranteed. Too often the system fails those it is meant to protect. The innocent are wronged and the guilty allowed to walk free. I want to share some stories from my daily life to show you how the system is broken, who broke it and why we should start caring before it's too late. A SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER FOR 24 WEEKS.
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14.18 USD

The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken

by The Secret Barrister
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A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour. It was love at ...
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour. It was love at first sight when Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro's traditional Sicilian family did not approve of him marrying a black American woman, an actress no less. However, the couple, heartbroken but undeterred, forges on. They build a happy life in Los Angeles, with fulfilling careers, deep friendships and the love of their lives: a baby girl they adopt at birth. Eventually, they reconcile with Saro's family just as he faces a formidable cancer that will consume all their dreams. From Scratch chronicles three summers Tembi spends in Sicily with her daughter, Zoela, as she begins to piece together a life without her husband in his tiny hometown hamlet of farmers. Where once Tembi was estranged from Saro's family and his origins, now she finds solace and nourishment-literally and spiritually-at her mother in law's table. In the Sicilian countryside, she discovers the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close knit community, and timeless traditions and wisdom that light a path forward. All along the way she reflects on her and Saro's incredible romance-an indelible love story that leaps off the pages. In Sicily, it is said that every story begins with a marriage or a death-in Tembi Locke's case, it is both. Her story is about loss, but it's really about love found. Her story is about travel, but it's really about finding a home. It is about food, but it's really about chasing flavor as an act of remembrance. From Scratch is for anyone who has dared to reach for big love, fought for what mattered most, and needed a powerful reminder that life is...delicious.
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28.99 USD

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home

by Tembi Locke
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*Featured in The Times' 'Best Books of the Year So Far'* What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story ...
Then It Fell Apart
*Featured in The Times' 'Best Books of the Year So Far'* What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle. In summer 1999, Moby released the album that defined the millennium, PLAY. Like generation-defining albums before it, PLAY was ubiquitous, and catapulted Moby to superstardom. Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking esctasy for breakfast (most days), drinking litres of vodka (every day), and sleeping with super models (infrequently). It was a diet that couldn't last. And then it fell apart. The second volume of Moby's memoir is a classic about the banality of fame. It is shocking, riotously entertaining, extreme, and unforgiving. It is unedifying, but you can never tear your eyes away from the page.
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25.58 USD

Then It Fell Apart

by Moby
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch 'Doing for household chores what Marie Kondo did for tidying. A step-by-step guide to achieving a spotless and immaculately tidy home' Daily Mirror 'My new cleaning goddess' Allison Pearson, Daily Telegraph 'The ...
Hinch Yourself Happy: All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Soothe Your Soul
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch 'Doing for household chores what Marie Kondo did for tidying. A step-by-step guide to achieving a spotless and immaculately tidy home' Daily Mirror 'My new cleaning goddess' Allison Pearson, Daily Telegraph 'The sensation' Sun 'We're mad about Mrs Hinch' Vogue _______ Cleaning - aka hinching - doesn't have to be that job you dread, not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways. At over 2 million followers and counting, she has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever tidying tips and passionate belief in cleaning. Mrs Hinch invites you into her home and while inside you'll discover how a spot of cleaning is the perfect way to cleanse the soul. She'll even share the story of Mr and Mrs Hinch and their 'dorgeous' boy, Henry. Inside you'll find out: - How cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress - Mrs Hinch's must-haves - Step-by-step guides to hinching your home - And so much more! With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home. Whether you're a daily duster or looking for a monthly makeover, Hinch Yourself Happy shows you how to create not only a cleaner house, but a calmer you. If you want your kitchen to sparkle like Meghan Markle, then this is the book for you.
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20.48 USD

Hinch Yourself Happy: All The Best Cleaning Tips To Shine Your Sink And Soothe Your Soul

by Mrs Hinch
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* THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * `It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. ...
The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story
* THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * `It made me cry. It made me think. It made me laugh. It encouraged me to appreciate this most underappreciated of professions more than ever' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt Christie Watson was a nurse for twenty years. Taking us from birth to death and from A&E to the mortuary, The Language of Kindness is an astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness. We watch Christie as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplant, and we hold our breath as she washes the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire, attempting to remove the toxic smell of smoke before the grieving family arrive. In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand.
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14.18 USD

The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story

by Christie Watson
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For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried ...
War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal. Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time has gone on, David Nott began to realize that flying into to a catastrophe - whether war or natural disaster - was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the Foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets. War Doctor is his extraordinary story,
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23.62 USD

War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

by David Nott
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**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing. For the mothers of the disappeared in 1970s Argentina, protest was difficult. Every Thursday they marched in front of ...
Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle
**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing. For the mothers of the disappeared in 1970s Argentina, protest was difficult. Every Thursday they marched in front of government buildings wearing headscarves embroidered with the names of their lost children. Through sewing, they found a way to campaign. In Tudor England Mary, Queen of Scots was under house arrest and her letters were censored, so she sewed secret treason into her needlework to communicate with the world outside. From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry and First World War soldiers with PTSD, to the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, Threads of Life stretches from medieval France to contemporary Mexico, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland. It is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power and politics told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. In an eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story. 'Threads of Life is a beautifully considered book . . . Clare Hunter mixes the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER
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23.62 USD

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle

by Clare Hunter
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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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Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse ...
I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse by her mother-in-law and nightly at the rough hands of her spouse. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night. She was only ten years old. Unable to endure the pain and distress any longer, Nujood fled—not for home, but to the courthouse of the capital, paying for a taxi ride with a few precious coins of bread money. When a renowned Yemeni lawyer heard about the young victim, she took on Nujood's case and fought the archaic system in a country where almost half the girls are married while still under the legal age. Since their unprecedented victory in April 2008, Nujood's courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has attracted a storm of international attention. Her story even incited change in Yemen and other Middle Eastern countries, where underage marriage laws are being increasingly enforced and other child brides have been granted divorces. Recently honored alongside Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice as one of Glamour magazine's (US) women of the year, Nujood now tells her full story for the first time. As she guides us from the magical, fragrant streets of the Old City of Sana'a to the cement-block slums and rural villages of this ancient land, her unflinching look at an injustice suffered by all too many girls around the world is at once shocking, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable.
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12.60 USD

I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

by Delphine Minoui, Nujood Ali
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The world is messing with our minds. What if there was something we could do about it? Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. ...
Notes on a Nervous Planet
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The world is messing with our minds. What if there was something we could do about it? Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on earth.
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15.75 USD

Notes on a Nervous Planet

by Matt Haig
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`An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU'VE HEARD.' - Bill Gates Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE ...
Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir
`An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU'VE HEARD.' - Bill Gates Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn't believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it. ________________________ * From one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2019 * Shortlisted for the 2018 BAMB Readers' Awards * Recommended as a summer read by Barack Obama, Antony Beevor, India Knight, Blake Morrison and Nina Stibbe
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14.18 USD

Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir

by Tara Westover
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After the recent success of Princess, More Tears to Cry the Princess Al-Saud and Jean Sasson are collaborating on this new book to bring readers up to date not only with the Princess and her family but the stories and experiences of characters who formed the focus of the last ...
Princess: Secrets to Share
After the recent success of Princess, More Tears to Cry the Princess Al-Saud and Jean Sasson are collaborating on this new book to bring readers up to date not only with the Princess and her family but the stories and experiences of characters who formed the focus of the last book: Dr Meena - the woman who helps abused women to heal and fight for their rights, and Fatima, the mother of twin daughters who, once abused and abandoned by her family, now works for the Princess in one of the royal palaces. Here too, are the stories of other Muslim women - women who are struggling with human rights abuses from across the region - from Pakistan, Syria and Northern Lebanon - and the many innocent victims who suffer the consequences of ISIS's march across the Middle East. This new book will attract both Jean Sasson's many loyal readers and new audiences eager to learn more about not only how the Saudi Royal family live, but how with courage and determination the Princess continues the fight for equal rights for women in the Middle East.
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11.55 USD

Princess: Secrets to Share

by Jean Sasson
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As the western world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden has fought to keep his personal life a mystery - loyalty and fear keeping those who know him from speaking out - until now. For the first time, two of Osama's closest family members, his first wife Najwa and their ...
Growing Up Bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside their Secret World
As the western world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden has fought to keep his personal life a mystery - loyalty and fear keeping those who know him from speaking out - until now. For the first time, two of Osama's closest family members, his first wife Najwa and their fourth son Omar, go behind the headlines to reveal the truth about the character and life of a man feared and revered around the globe. In gripping detail, they recount the drama, tensions, and everyday activities of the man they knew as a husband and father. Married at fifteen, Najwa describes the transformation of the quiet, serious young man she fell in love with into an authoritarian husband and stern father, an entrepreneur, and - finally - the leader of a complex international terrorist network. Uprooted from a life of extraordinary luxury and privilege in Saudi Arabia, they suddenly found themselves living life on the run, fleeing from country to country under assumed names and fake passports. Omar describes how he and his siblings were brought up in remote ranches and fortified Afghani mountain camps, handling Kalashnikovs and learning desert survival skills. Their eventual escape from Afghanistan would come just days before the terrible events of 9/11 changed the world forever. With unprecedented access and exclusive family photographs, Jean Sasson, author of the bestselling Princess, presents the story that we were never meant to hear.
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17.06 USD

Growing Up Bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside their Secret World

by Omar Bin Laden, Najwa Bin Laden, Jean Sasson
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In 1990, the international bestseller, The Book of J (1990), co-authored by David Rosenberg and Harold Bloom (Grove; Faber in the U.K.) was followed by several books of poetry and prose (A Poet's Bible is the first biblical translation to win a major literary award), and then, in 2013, A ...
A Life in a Poem: Memoirs of a Rebellious Bible Translator
In 1990, the international bestseller, The Book of J (1990), co-authored by David Rosenberg and Harold Bloom (Grove; Faber in the U.K.) was followed by several books of poetry and prose (A Poet's Bible is the first biblical translation to win a major literary award), and then, in 2013, A Life in a Poem began as a Guggenheim Fellowship project. Now, in this trailblazing narrative about where we are going as a species, Rosenberg shows us how he became a writer both ancient and contemporary. The crucial Jewish poet of his time, rooted in the Hebrew of the Bible and the existential sublime of the New York School, Rosenberg has been read so far, by Jews and non-Jews, mainly for his experimental vision. Donald Hall described him as an ancient Hebrew biblical poet as if writing today in the rhythms of the United States . Among critics, Harold Bloom states that the play of languages emerges in Rosenberg as it does not in King James, while Frank Kermode wrote in the New York Times Book Review, he must somehow be modern as well as faithful to the past, reproducing an ancient, strange, uncanny vigor, bearing in mind American poetry's struggle with natural speech . More recently, Adam Kirsch writes that Rosenberg is replacing the doubtful miracle of divine inspiration with the genuine miracle of poetic inspiration , and Oxford's John Barton describes his work in the New York Review of Books as neither epic nor romance nor tragedy nor comedy yet all these at once . These words may now apply as well to Rosenberg's innovative new memoir, A Life in a Poem.
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28.880000 USD

A Life in a Poem: Memoirs of a Rebellious Bible Translator

by David Rosenberg
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Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores of Loch Fyne, work on the small hill farms in the ...
The Horsieman: Memories of a Traveller 1928-58
Duncan Williamson was the son, grandson and great grandson of nomadic tinsmiths, basket makers, pipers and storytellers. In this book, he describes his life as a traveller with verve, candour and intimacy, recounting a childhood spent on the shores of Loch Fyne, work on the small hill farms in the summer, walking with barrows and prams and later with horse and cart, the length and breadth of Scotland. He recalls camping with hundreds of traveller families from the 1940s to the 1960s, his marriage to his cousin, Jeanie Townsley, and all the various traditional skills and arts which must be perfected for a man to maintain his family adequately. The Horsieman is the story of traditions long vanished - of traveller trades, of building tents, of routes travelled and traditional camping sites, of stories, songs, music and cures which have been the heritage and tradition of travelling people in Scotland through the ages. Set mainly in Argyll, Tayside and all stations in between, Duncan Williamson's story is told with great warmth and humour and in the inimitable style of one Scotland's master storytellers.
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22.17 USD

The Horsieman: Memories of a Traveller 1928-58

by Duncan Williamson
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Michael Hickey's schoolboy letters paint a previously unseen picture of Oxford during and immediately after the Second World War. Interwoven with local newspaper headlines, the letters chronicle care-free school days, sport, music and cinema, balmy summers and harsh winters all with the constant backdrop of the war and the resultant ...
Goodbye Shirley: The Wartime Letters of an Oxford Schoolboy 1939 - 1947
Michael Hickey's schoolboy letters paint a previously unseen picture of Oxford during and immediately after the Second World War. Interwoven with local newspaper headlines, the letters chronicle care-free school days, sport, music and cinema, balmy summers and harsh winters all with the constant backdrop of the war and the resultant militarisation of the city. The book charts Michael's youth and his awkward but sometimes hilarious steps from childhood into adulthood. Unknowingly, when Michael wrote these letters, he was creating a unique record of Oxford during the war and of his own transformation from a young chorister, Shirley, into a confident and independent young man, Michael. Goodbye Shirley will appeal to readers of all ages and will warm the heart of anyone remotely interested in schoolboy antics, the 1940s, the Second World War, Oxford and social history.
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14.700000 USD

Goodbye Shirley: The Wartime Letters of an Oxford Schoolboy 1939 - 1947

by Michael Hickey
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Here we see the benevolent, unknown side of Robert Maxwell. He was a surrogate father to Eleanor on a platonic basis. He saved her life by charging into an operating theatre (not scrubbed up) and shouting, Turn that fucking machine off! He was referring to the deadly E.C.T (electroconvulsive therapy) ...
My Unique Relationship with Robert Maxwell: The Truth at Last
Here we see the benevolent, unknown side of Robert Maxwell. He was a surrogate father to Eleanor on a platonic basis. He saved her life by charging into an operating theatre (not scrubbed up) and shouting, Turn that fucking machine off! He was referring to the deadly E.C.T (electroconvulsive therapy) now banned, which she did not need. Maxwell was always kind and generous to Eleanor although he and her Michael, who owned The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, were very jealous of each other. Eleanor is proud to have been his friend. The Gutter press have only informed us about Maxwell's faults. Shortage of Oxygen to his brain in later life destroyed his thinking process and caused him to be autocratic and irritable. It was then that the Mirror pensions funds `Scandal' took place. He was no longer capable and it was thought to be the bankers who transferred the funds, adversely affecting the pensioners. Due to this impoverished childhood, Maxwell was incapable of robbing the poor. He had saint-like qualities, before his mental decline and was an exceptionally courageous war hero.
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17.05 USD

My Unique Relationship with Robert Maxwell: The Truth at Last

by Eleanor Berry
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Ty Pennington shares stories from his life and offers a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite home shows! As a kid, Ty Pennington had too much energy. He was chaotic, bouncing off the walls, and on a first-name basis with the local emergency room staff. Back then there wasn't public awareness ...
Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America's Favorite Carpenter
Ty Pennington shares stories from his life and offers a behind-the-scenes look at your favorite home shows! As a kid, Ty Pennington had too much energy. He was chaotic, bouncing off the walls, and on a first-name basis with the local emergency room staff. Back then there wasn't public awareness of attention deficit disorder yet. People just thought Ty was rambunctious. A trouble maker. What do you do with a kid who just can't sit still? Who can't focus? But Ty discovered something amazing when he was just a boy: he felt focused when he was building something. He discovered that he loved to work with his hands - to use tools and be creative. He loved to try new things, build and design new things. In Life to the Extreme Ty shares his remarkable life story. In his characteristic humorous style, he takes you racing through his life with ADHD-infused diversions that will make you laugh out loud. He shares about how he was diagnosed with ADHD in college, and what it has meant to be an advocate for ADHD awareness. He shares about his start as a model and carpenter, and his eventual move to television where he starred in the hit shows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces. Life to the Extreme will inspire you. Ty's boundless energy and his sense of humor are infectious. You'll laugh. You might cry a little. And you'll definitely be inspired to change the lives of those around you.
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28.340000 USD

Life to the Extreme: How a Chaotic Kid Became America's Favorite Carpenter

by Ty Pennington
Hardback
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Known as the original Snakemaster from his various television shows, Austin Stevens is one of the most famous herpetologists in the world. From his show Austin Stevens: Snakemaster on Animal Planet to his many appearances in the media, Stevens is known as an incredibly smart, yet incredibly insane animal lover. ...
Snakemaster: Wildlife Adventures with the World?s Most Dangerous Reptiles
Known as the original Snakemaster from his various television shows, Austin Stevens is one of the most famous herpetologists in the world. From his show Austin Stevens: Snakemaster on Animal Planet to his many appearances in the media, Stevens is known as an incredibly smart, yet incredibly insane animal lover. In Snakemaster, Austin Stevens tells incredible stories of his many run-ins with dangerous animals and reptiles. From wrestling with a reticulated python to panicking after being bitten by the infamous Gaboon viper, Stevens brings you into his world of wildlife and tells the story of how a boy from Pretoria, South Africa, became one of the most widely known herpetologists in the world. With incredible photographs taken by Stevens himself, you'll be able to place yourself in his world from the deserts of Africa to the jungles of Borneo. Sharing incredible stories of his love of animals and nature, this one-of-a-kind collection of stories will make you laugh, cry, and shiver with fear!
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15.740000 USD

Snakemaster: Wildlife Adventures with the World?s Most Dangerous Reptiles

by Austin Stevens
Paperback / softback
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Having loved every moment of being a mother, I praise my sons for who they are, what they have become. My own life took a different course from which was expected; sometimes humorous yet always honest. Within the book I have not hidden my own failures nor glossed over my ...
Found Worthy: An Autobiography
Having loved every moment of being a mother, I praise my sons for who they are, what they have become. My own life took a different course from which was expected; sometimes humorous yet always honest. Within the book I have not hidden my own failures nor glossed over my triumphs. Nevertheless, I urge any male readers to protect their other halves from any cuckoos creeping into their nests. As my family, and perhaps you too, settle back to consume the contents within, you shall know who I really became? Widowed, I am now living alone in North Wales.
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12.590000 USD

Found Worthy: An Autobiography

by J.S. Lockwood
Paperback / softback
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Three generations of mental illness are uncovered as a mother simultaneously searches for her missing bipolar son. Her journey reveals a world of stigma and bias-against her son, against her, and against her family's mental illnesses. Bias is rampant in mental illness. When Linda Denke's bipolar son went missing, her ...
Lost and Found: The Journey Through My Son's Mental Illness
Three generations of mental illness are uncovered as a mother simultaneously searches for her missing bipolar son. Her journey reveals a world of stigma and bias-against her son, against her, and against her family's mental illnesses. Bias is rampant in mental illness. When Linda Denke's bipolar son went missing, her journey to find him uncovered systematic prejudices and impenetrable barriers, which threatened to separate them and thwart her son's recovery. Lost and Found captures a painful, yet remarkable, story of courage, fortitude, faith, and resilience. Linda's insights into mental illness and societal discrimination during her son's break from reality-his hospitalizations, homelessness, and ultimately, his return to practicing law-not to mention her overwhelming fears as a parent, ensure that this is a story you will not soon forget. Linda's incredible true story will keep you turning until the very last page. Lost and Found illuminates the stark reality of society's misconceptions toward people we love with mental illness, while also providing the force behind stigma-free healthcare for those who find themselves facing mental illness.
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16.800000 USD

Lost and Found: The Journey Through My Son's Mental Illness

by Linda M Denke
Paperback / softback
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Learn From a Giant in the Business of Customizing CarsA Unique car book: Will Castro, star of Velocity Channel's Unique Rides and one of the most popular car customizers in America, has achieved the American Dream, finding great success doing something he loves. He has worked with marquee names in ...
Unique Hustle: My Drive to be the Best Car Customizer in Hip Hop and Sports
Learn From a Giant in the Business of Customizing CarsA Unique car book: Will Castro, star of Velocity Channel's Unique Rides and one of the most popular car customizers in America, has achieved the American Dream, finding great success doing something he loves. He has worked with marquee names in entertainment and Unique Hustle is packed with anecdotes of some of the biggest names in sports, music, film and television; including P. Diddy, LeBron James, Nicki Minaj, Carmelo Anthony, Jason DeRulo, IceT and DJ Khaled, just to name a few. The hustle of customizing and restoring cars: Discover Will's inspiring journey to success from growing up poor in the housing projects in New York's Lower East Side to customizing the rides of the rich and famous. Unique Hustle tells his personal stories of trial and triumph. With only a high school education, audacity, and passion, he ground out a place for himself in the world and hustled his way to the top. How to customize your car: Alongside Will's story, Unique Hustle provides a how to from a professional to readers who love to learn about cars and customization techniques. Readers will learn: Which cars are best suited for specific customizations The do's and don'ts of car exteriors including paint jobs, rims, and wraps The do's and don'ts of car interiors How to add unique flair with stereo and video systems, cigar boxes and more An inspiring true story of struggle, cars and the American Dream
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26.240000 USD

Unique Hustle: My Drive to be the Best Car Customizer in Hip Hop and Sports

by Will Castro
Hardback
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The sensational Sunday Times #1 Bestseller about taking on the mafia, the Clintons and Trump. 'An urgent clarion call.' - The Financial Times In his massive Number One bestselling memoir, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the ...
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
The sensational Sunday Times #1 Bestseller about taking on the mafia, the Clintons and Trump. 'An urgent clarion call.' - The Financial Times In his massive Number One bestselling memoir, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
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15.75 USD

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

by James B Comey
Paperback / softback
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At 21, Janelle Hanchett embraced motherhood with the reckless self-confidence of those who have no idea what they're getting into. Having known her child's father for only three months, she found herself rather suddenly getting to know a newborn, husband, and wholly transformed identity. She was in love, but she ...
I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering
At 21, Janelle Hanchett embraced motherhood with the reckless self-confidence of those who have no idea what they're getting into. Having known her child's father for only three months, she found herself rather suddenly getting to know a newborn, husband, and wholly transformed identity. She was in love, but she was bored, directionless, and seeking too much relief in too much wine. Over time, as she searched for home in suburbia and settled life, a precarious drinking habit turned into treacherous dependence, until life became car seats and splitting hangovers, cubicles and multi-day drug binges--and finally, an inconceivable separation from her children. For ten years, Hanchett grappled with the relentless progression of addiction, bouncing from rehabs to therapists to the occasional hippie cleansing ritual on her quest for sobriety, before finding it in a way she never expected. This is a story we rarely hear--of the addict mother not redeemed by her children; who longs for normalcy but cannot maintain it; and who, having traveled to the bottom of addiction, all the way to society's hated mother, makes it back, only to discover she will always remain an outsider. Like her irreverent, hilarious, and unflinchingly honest blog, Renegade Mothering, Hanchett's memoir speaks with warmth and wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and life--calling out the rhetoric surrounding the sanctity of motherhood as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how one grows to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life--thinking, with great and final relief, Well, I'll be damned, I'm just happy to be here.
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17.840000 USD

I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering

by Janelle Hanchett
Paperback / softback
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`Fascinating and moving.' - Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt This is a story about the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies. It's about the love and fear a parent feels for a child they haven't yet met. It's about doctors, mothers, fathers and ...
The First Breath: How Modern Medicine Saves the Most Fragile Lives
`Fascinating and moving.' - Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt This is a story about the cutting-edge medicine that has saved a generation of babies. It's about the love and fear a parent feels for a child they haven't yet met. It's about doctors, mothers, fathers and babies as together they fight for the first breath. The First Breath is the first popular science book about the pioneering fetal and neonatal medicine bringing a new generation into the world - a generation of babies without precedent, who would not have lived if they had been born only a few decades ago. Olivia Gordon explores the female experience of medicine through her own personal story and sensitive, intimate case histories of other mothers' high-risk births. She details the relationship mothers develop with doctors who hold not only life and death in their hands, but also the very possibility of birth. From the dawn of fetal medicine to neonatal surgery and the exploding field of perinatal genetics, The First Breath tells of fear, bravery and love. Olivia Gordon takes the reader behind the closed doors of the fetal and neonatal intensive care units, resuscitation rooms and operating theatres at some of the world's leading children's hospitals, unveiling the untold story of how doctors save the sickest babies.
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23.62 USD

The First Breath: How Modern Medicine Saves the Most Fragile Lives

by Olivia Gordon
Paperback / softback
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Jody Jean Dreyer worked for the Walt Disney Company for 30 years and in Beyond the Castle she shares one-of-a-kind stories and insights into what sets the Disney experience apart, as well as secrets to help you discover your own happily ever after. When the credits roll and you've left ...
Beyond the Castle: A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Ever After
Jody Jean Dreyer worked for the Walt Disney Company for 30 years and in Beyond the Castle she shares one-of-a-kind stories and insights into what sets the Disney experience apart, as well as secrets to help you discover your own happily ever after. When the credits roll and you've left the park, when your Disney day is over, how do you take the magic with you into your everyday work and life? The wish for happy endings is written in our hearts. Every park guest or movie watcher is looking for their own happily ever after, as they ask the questions: What's my story? Does it matter? Will the story end well for me? Jody's personal experiences and her underpinning faith help her to offer practical and sometimes unexpected principles to better appreciate and navigate our own stories. Now updated with a discussion guide for individual and group study, you can open the doors and peek inside the castle - and more, to unlock and illuminate life's true treasure. Beginning with her first position as a summer intern at Walt Disney World, through her role leading synergy and special projects for Disney (reporting to former CEO Michael Eisner), to her work with top leadership at Walt Disney Motion Pictures sharing the magic of Disney films around the world, Jody's entertaining storytelling unpacks secrets that can change the way we understand ourselves, our work and relationships, and how we can find our own path to happiness. You will read her stories about working with Walt's nephew, Roy E. Disney, her front-line role in the opening of theme parks around the world and her own journey to discovering how to bring some Disney magic into every day.
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20.46 USD

Beyond the Castle: A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Ever After

by Jody Jean Dreyer
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Dave Buonaguidi has been a maverick in the advertising world for over 30 years. This book is a rambling journey through his diverse career, from small London ad agencies to top multinationals. Along the way he co-founded four creative agencies, found success as a print artist and now works as ...
Blah! Blah! Blah!: Memories and advice from one of British advertising's mavericks
Dave Buonaguidi has been a maverick in the advertising world for over 30 years. This book is a rambling journey through his diverse career, from small London ad agencies to top multinationals. Along the way he co-founded four creative agencies, found success as a print artist and now works as a business adviser to start-ups and a public speaker. Over the years Dave has learnt a thing or two about how to build a strong team that turns out outstanding work. His story shows that working your bollocks off pays dividends, that if you're nice and good, interesting projects will come your way, that everything gets better when you're having fun and that doing great work is f**king hard. He also reveals what makes a good pitch, what makes somewhere a great place to work and who and how to hire. Littered with stupid points of view, ridiculous rants, a few bits of art and other stories, this is part memoir, part business book, for anyone who hates the status quo but wants to work hard, make brilliant work and be happy doing it.
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34.12 USD

Blah! Blah! Blah!: Memories and advice from one of British advertising's mavericks

by Dave Buonaguidi
Paperback / softback
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During the summer of 1964, hundreds of American college students descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black ...
For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
During the summer of 1964, hundreds of American college students descended on Mississippi to help the state's African American citizens register to vote. Student organizers, volunteers, and community members canvassed black neighborhoods to organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black Mississippians and demonstrate their will to vote in the face of terror and intimidation. In For a Voice and the Vote, author Lisa Anderson Todd gives a fascinating insider's account of her experience volunteering in Greenville, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer, when she participated in organizing the MFDP. Innovative and integrated, the party provided political education, ran candidates for office, and offered participation in local and statewide meetings for blacks who were denied the vote. For Todd, it was an exciting, dangerous, and life-changing experience. Offering the first full account of the group's five days in Atlantic City, the book draws on primary sources, oral histories, and the author's personal interviews of individuals who were supporters of the MFDP in 1964.
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31.450000 USD

For a Voice and the Vote: My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

by Lisa Anderson Todd
Paperback / softback
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