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Micky B is a Bichon Frise - a dog in search of love and friendship. In 2013 he was brought home from the Bichon Frise Rescue Centre in Dorset. He went to live with Mark and Jo and right from the start he was ready to make friends with everyone. ...
Micky B's Diary: My Endless Quest to Find a Friend
Micky B is a Bichon Frise - a dog in search of love and friendship. In 2013 he was brought home from the Bichon Frise Rescue Centre in Dorset. He went to live with Mark and Jo and right from the start he was ready to make friends with everyone. This is Micky's own diary account - a dog's-eye view of the world outside the rescue centre. At the heart of Micky's story is his greatest friend, and sometimes partner in crime - Joey - another Bichon Frise. Loving, lovable, full of curiosity and fun, sometimes naughty and always very entertaining, Micky and Joey are dogs worth getting to know!
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11.07 USD

Micky B's Diary: My Endless Quest to Find a Friend

by Bernice Bose
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Using the negative situations we face and turning them into positive lessons.
Berry to Lemons ~ Using the Bitter to make Life Sweet
Using the negative situations we face and turning them into positive lessons.
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10.500000 USD

Berry to Lemons ~ Using the Bitter to make Life Sweet

by Victoria Lemons
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I propose from this day to keep an exact journal, to accustom me to set a due value on my time. For Gentleman Jack - Anne Lister - 1817 marks the end of many ambitions, and the start of the rest of her life. Her true love is gone forever; ...
Gentleman Jack: Anne Lister's Secret Diary for 1817
I propose from this day to keep an exact journal, to accustom me to set a due value on my time. For Gentleman Jack - Anne Lister - 1817 marks the end of many ambitions, and the start of the rest of her life. Her true love is gone forever; she knows she is an 'oddity'; and she has no money.She returns to live quietly with her aunt and uncle. But slowly her life begins to change.
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17.800000 USD

Gentleman Jack: Anne Lister's Secret Diary for 1817

by Patricia Hughes
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UnMasking Alzheimer's: The Memories Behind the Masks is a collection of photographs of the thirty-six masks created by Alzheimer's advocate and artist, Cynthia Huling Hummel along with her reflections on the challenges and hopes of living well with an AD diagnosis.
UnMasking Alzheimer's: The Memories Behind the Masks
UnMasking Alzheimer's: The Memories Behind the Masks is a collection of photographs of the thirty-six masks created by Alzheimer's advocate and artist, Cynthia Huling Hummel along with her reflections on the challenges and hopes of living well with an AD diagnosis.
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34.440000 USD

UnMasking Alzheimer's: The Memories Behind the Masks

by Cynthia Huling Hummel
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A series of ruminations about the author's experiences on Cape Cod as a summer kid and now family historian. This compilation seeks to encourage others to get involved in writing their recollections.
Let Go To Listen: Cape Cod Ruminations
A series of ruminations about the author's experiences on Cape Cod as a summer kid and now family historian. This compilation seeks to encourage others to get involved in writing their recollections.
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10.500000 USD

Let Go To Listen: Cape Cod Ruminations

by III, L. Ray Sears
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MANCHILD tells the heartbreaking story of a young boy named Jon, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. The child along with his mother endure endless persecution, both physically and psychologically throughout the story. The boy, beaten, severely abused and sexually assaulted before the age of seven sets the journey ...
Manchild
MANCHILD tells the heartbreaking story of a young boy named Jon, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. The child along with his mother endure endless persecution, both physically and psychologically throughout the story. The boy, beaten, severely abused and sexually assaulted before the age of seven sets the journey for early manhood with a strong and unbroken will to survive. Men war among one another in the streets of New York. Inner city neighborhoods provide the background for bookmaking, numbers racketing and loan sharking. Animal instincts versus violent intelligence make for formidable opponents. The child fades to the background at times as the madness continues, but just as the adults are, Jon is always there as well. Take the journey, but be prepared to encounter a scenario that will propel you to levels far beyond human comprehension. Perhaps you may smile every now and then, but it will not last very long. Anger alone will drive you through this story like a runaway train.
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40.410000 USD

Manchild

by George Seeholzer
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I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once ...
Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider. --Buck Brannaman The Faraway Horses, which was the inspiration for the Sundance Film Festival's award-winning documentary Buck in 2011, is Buck Brannaman's richly textured and stunning account of his life from an abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life horse-whisperer, Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses--and people--with his understanding, compassion, and respect. A truly American story about a cowboy and sage, The Faraway Horses tells the tale of the extraordinary life of an extraordinary man. At heart, this rich and rewarding memoir is a roadmap for living a harmonious and honorable existence among horses and humans. This updated edition features a new foreword and introduction.
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20.950000 USD

Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen

by Buck Brannaman
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In celebration of the National Football League's 100th season in the fall of 2019, noted NFL historian Chris Willis brings to life the story of Red Grange, the nation's first professional football star, in this definitive biography. Harold Red Grange became a national sensation as a junior halfback at the ...
Red Grange: The Life and Legacy of the NFL's First Superstar
In celebration of the National Football League's 100th season in the fall of 2019, noted NFL historian Chris Willis brings to life the story of Red Grange, the nation's first professional football star, in this definitive biography. Harold Red Grange became a national sensation as a junior halfback at the University of Illinois in the 1920s. He quickly joined other great athletes of the Roaring Twenties such as Bobby Jones, Jack Dempsey, and Babe Ruth in enthralling audiences on the radio and in newspapers on a daily basis. A year later Grange stunned the country by dropping out of school after his last collegiate game and going pro with the six year old NFL, signing with the Chicago Bears. In Red Grange: The Life and Legacy of the NFL's First Superstar, Chris Willis tells the remarkable story of a humble football player who rose to fame in the 1920s and became an icon. With unlimited access and complete cooperation of the Grange family, Willis offers new insight into Grange's rags-to-riches story, including details about his tomboy mother who died when Grange was six years old and never-before-published information on Grange's barnstorming tour with the Chicago Bears that instantly gave credibility to the fledgling NFL. With over fifty original interviews, personal letters to and from Grange, and more than forty photos, this definitive biography reveals in intimate detail the life of a sports pioneer. Whether as a player, coach, broadcaster, pitchman, Hall of Famer, ambassador, or icon, Red Grange was, and still is, the face of the early NFL and one of the greatest athletes of all-time.
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39.900000 USD

Red Grange: The Life and Legacy of the NFL's First Superstar

by Chris Willis
Hardback
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The year is 1859 and Congressman Daniel Sickles and his beautiful wife Teresa are the toast of Washington, D.C. society.
Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America
The year is 1859 and Congressman Daniel Sickles and his beautiful wife Teresa are the toast of Washington, D.C. society.
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46.47 USD

Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America

by Chris DeRose
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From an early age, Amber van de Bunt knew she wasn't like the other girls in town. From childhood struggles with depression and eating disorders, her years as a topless dancer in Florida, and an eventual abortion and suicide attempt, to her rebirth in Los Angeles as a porn star ...
Overcome: A Memoir Of Abuse, Addiction, Sex Work, and Recovery
From an early age, Amber van de Bunt knew she wasn't like the other girls in town. From childhood struggles with depression and eating disorders, her years as a topless dancer in Florida, and an eventual abortion and suicide attempt, to her rebirth in Los Angeles as a porn star named Karmen Karma, overcoming her relationship with her abusive mother, and her struggle to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle-van de Bunt's life has been a wild rollercoaster. With humor, alacrity, and profound insight, she reveals her deepest, darkest secrets and pulls no punches-least of all with herself.
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28.350000 USD

Overcome: A Memoir Of Abuse, Addiction, Sex Work, and Recovery

by Karmen Karma, Amber van de Bunt
Hardback
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There are few figures in British history more famous than Winston Churchill. Renowned for guiding Britain through the tumultuous Second World War, his speeches echo through history, and his wartime leadership is recognized as essential for weathering the war. But there is so much more to the man than his ...
The Compact Guide: Winston Churchill
There are few figures in British history more famous than Winston Churchill. Renowned for guiding Britain through the tumultuous Second World War, his speeches echo through history, and his wartime leadership is recognized as essential for weathering the war. But there is so much more to the man than his speeches and official photos. The Compact Guide: Winston Churchill explores that hidden history in succinct yet informative detail, tracking Churchill's nine-decade life from his early childhood, all the way to his last days. The Compact Guide: Winston Churchill is full of revealing personal letters, documents, and speeches, which draw attention to the unforgettable power of his oratory, which added a heroic dimension to a leader who was undoubtedly a true statesman. However, Churchill was not without fault - the disastrous Gallipoli campaign, the creation of Iraq in 1921, his blind spot over India - all these contributed to a reputation for unreliability that dogged much of his public life. These make for an exciting, colourful retelling of this political titan's life, and a definite must-read.
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14.86 USD

The Compact Guide: Winston Churchill

by Christopher Catherwood
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The Elis James and John Robins' Show has become cult listening, and that cult has registered for charitable status, published quarterly accounts and been given a full blessing by the Archbishop of Broadcasting. It's official: Elis and John are a religion, and this book is their Holy Vible. Have you ...
Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been
The Elis James and John Robins' Show has become cult listening, and that cult has registered for charitable status, published quarterly accounts and been given a full blessing by the Archbishop of Broadcasting. It's official: Elis and John are a religion, and this book is their Holy Vible. Have you ever failed to Keep It Session? Is your new flatmate a complete coin? Have you ever eaten Space Raiders on the toilet and written 'Grief Is Living' in your journal? Then this book is for you. If not, don't worry, it won't be long before you're making up games, looking at Freddie, or facing your own personal farthing-gate. Our obsessions make us what we are, and though you may never have addressed a will to Brian May or cried watching Ronnie O' Sullivan make a 147, you'll have done something similar, and Elis and John are here to tell you that you're not weird, so come on in, and taste the vibe! Or should I say, READ the vibe!
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18.57 USD

Elis and John Present the Holy Vible: The Book The Bible Could Have Been

by John Robins, Elis James
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After a small-town southern girl turned New Yorker watches her American Dream implode, she musters the courage to begin again-resurrecting the powerful woman her daughters had glimpsed during their family's darkest times. I scrolled to voicemail on my husband's cell phone. Instantly I heard a woman's voice I'd never heard ...
Disassembly Required: A Memoir of Midlife Resurrection
After a small-town southern girl turned New Yorker watches her American Dream implode, she musters the courage to begin again-resurrecting the powerful woman her daughters had glimpsed during their family's darkest times. I scrolled to voicemail on my husband's cell phone. Instantly I heard a woman's voice I'd never heard before. I love you. Call me at home, the voice said. My hand trembled. I inhaled my tears and stuffed my wails inside so the children, one floor above, wouldn't hear. Want to come over here tomorrow and have a little time to be private instead of meeting at the office? the voice continued. Fear exploded in my chest. I couldn't swallow. I wanted to bolt the doors and keep my family in suspended animation, safe and rolled up in their covers until I could figure out what to do next... A raw and riveting memoir, Disassembly Required invites readers along, moment by gut-wrenching moment, on one woman's journey from betrayal and devastation to resilience and recovery. From learning of her husband's affair, to family court, to life as a single mother, Beverly Willett perseveres in resisting injustice, the loss of her family unit, and the sale of the beautiful Brooklyn Brownstone her family had called home. Willett knows selling her house will require taking inventory of her possessions; she does not realize it will require taking inventory of herself. But as she surrenders her hopes for a life that hasn't turned out the way she imagined, the world opens back up. And Willett leaps toward it, embracing uncertainty. Disassembly Required is a story of quiet struggle and persistence. Unflinchingly honest in its examination of the discomforts of change, it celebrates the opportunities for transformation.
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27.300000 USD

Disassembly Required: A Memoir of Midlife Resurrection

by Beverly Willett
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The essential book on how not to be a doctor - and how to be a better one. Drawn from his popular medical columns over the years, John Launer shares fifty of his best-loved essays, covering topics from essentials skills they don't teach you in medical school to his poignant ...
How Not to be a Doctor: And Other Essays
The essential book on how not to be a doctor - and how to be a better one. Drawn from his popular medical columns over the years, John Launer shares fifty of his best-loved essays, covering topics from essentials skills they don't teach you in medical school to his poignant account of being a patient himself as he received treatment for a life-threatening illness. Taken together, the stories make the case that being a doctor should mean drawing on every aspect of yourself, your interests and your experiences no matter how remote they seem from the medical task at hand. How Not to Be a Doctor combines humour, candour and the human touch to inform and entertain readers on both ends of the stethoscope. ***PRAISE FOR HOW NOT TO BE A DOCTOR*** 'An essential read... It is a gem.' Dr. Fiona Moss, CBE, Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine 'This collection is warm, wise, generous, thoughtful and thought-provoking... imbued with a moving humanity which offers inspiration and reassurance in equal measure.' Dr. Deborah Bowman, MBE, BBC Broadcaster and Professor of Medical Ethics and Law 'Witty and wise. Shows how important it is that doctors are allowed to be human.' Kit Wharton, author of Emergency Admissions: Memoirs of an Ambulance Driver 'An all-round excellent book, which would appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals and students... a light-hearted way of looking at serious subjects.' BMA Panel of Judges 'I raced through this book, laughing, nodding, highlighting and then read some favourite bits again. Every chapter has a gem of wisdom as well as being so very elegantly written and entertaining.' Jenny Rogers, Co-Author of Coaching for Health 'Bursting with wonder and wisdom, this seductively readable book imparts courage and joy in equal measure.' Dr. Iona Heath, CBE. Former President, Royal College of General Practitioners and author of The Mystery of General Practice 'Gets to the heart and soul of current medical practice. Written by a doctor, but incorporates life experience and wisdom, making it an easy, thought provoking read.' Professor Jane Dacre, President of the Royal College of Physicians
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18.57 USD

How Not to be a Doctor: And Other Essays

by John Launer
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Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner traces the course of Machiavelli's adult life, ...
Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction
Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner traces the course of Machiavelli's adult life, from his time as Second Chancellor of the Florentine republic, during which he met with kings, the pope, and the Holy Roman Emperor; to the fall of the republic in 1512; to his death in 1527. It was after the fall of the Republic that Machiavelli composed his main political works: The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence. In this second edition of his Very Short Introduction Skinner includes new material on The Prince, showing how Machiavelli developed his neo-classical political theory, through engaging in continual dialogue with the ancient Roman moralists and historians, especially Cicero and Livy. The aim of political leaders, Machiavelli argues, should be to act virtuously so far as possible, but to stand ready 'to be not good' when this course of action is dictated by necessity. Exploring the pivotal concept of princely virtu to be found in classical and Renaissance humanist texts, Skinner brings new light to Machiavelli's philosophy of a willingness to do whatever may be necessary - whether moral or otherwise -to maintain a position of power. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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16.72 USD

Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

by Quentin Skinner
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For the first time, a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people. 'I am three years old and will have to grow up with the hostility of others. I am already an outlaw in my own country, an outlaw in the world. I am three years old, ...
First, They Erased Our Name: a Rohingya speaks
For the first time, a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people. 'I am three years old and will have to grow up with the hostility of others. I am already an outlaw in my own country, an outlaw in the world. I am three years old, and don't yet know that I am stateless.' Habiburahman was born in 1979 and raised in a small village in western Burma. When he was three years old, the country's military leader declared that his people, the Rohingya, were not one of the 135 recognised ethnic groups that formed the eight 'national races'. He was left stateless in his own country. Since 1982, millions of Rohingya have had to flee their homes as a result of extreme prejudice and persecution. In 2016 and 2017, the government intensified the process of ethnic cleansing, and over 600,000 Rohingya people were forced to cross the border into Bangladesh. Here, for the first time, a Rohingya speaks up to expose the truth behind this global humanitarian crisis. Through the eyes of a child, we learn about the historic persecution of the Rohingya people and witness the violence Habiburahman endured throughout his life until he escaped the country in 2000. First, They Erased Our Name is an urgent, moving memoir about what it feels like to be repressed in one's own country and a refugee in others. It gives voice to the voiceless.
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27.88 USD

First, They Erased Our Name: a Rohingya speaks

by Sophie Ansel, Habiburahman
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From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn't always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, ...
The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me
From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn't always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge from the steady stream of self-hate society strengthened inside her. But after years of introspection and reaching out to others in her community, she has reclaimed herself and changed her perspective. In The Pretty One, Brown gives a contemporary and relatable voice to the disabled-so often portrayed as mute, weak, or isolated. With clear, fresh, and light-hearted prose, these essays explore everything from her relationship with her able-bodied identical twin (called the pretty one by friends) to navigating romance; her deep affinity for all things pop culture-and her disappointment with the media's distorted view of disability; and her declaration of self-love with the viral hashtag #DisabledAndCute. By smashing stigmas, empowering her community, and celebrating herself (Teen Vogue), Brown and The Pretty One aims to expand the conversation about disability and inspire self-love for people of all backgrounds.
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24.16 USD

The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love with Me

by Keah Brown
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Best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the award-winning TV series M*A*S*H, Alan Alda has made his way into Hollywood's spotlight while keeping remarkably free of its whirlwind parties and endless gossip. He remains a private man-an actor whose personal life and politics are far different from the ...
Alan Alda: The 1983 Biography
Best known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce on the award-winning TV series M*A*S*H, Alan Alda has made his way into Hollywood's spotlight while keeping remarkably free of its whirlwind parties and endless gossip. He remains a private man-an actor whose personal life and politics are far different from the character of the womanizing, side-cracking army doctor that brought him international fame. In Alan Alda: The 1983 Biography, biographer Raymond Strait succeeds in presenting Alda's life and career with illuminating, and sometimes surprising, details. Tracing Alda's theater credits, from his early experience as a struggling New York actor to his starring roles in films like Same Time Next Year, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, and The Four Seasons, Strait also reports on Alda's work as a screenwriter and director. A comprehensive look at Alda's immense popularity, this biography contains revealing insights from friends, childhood sweethearts, and fellow actors. But this is not a sugar-coated star portrait, and Strait gives us Alda's traumas as well as his triumphs: his childhood battle with polio, his parents' divorce, and the tense moments that Alda's personal convictions have caused, both on the set and off. With unexpected revelations about Alda's views on women, his work, and the future, this fascinating biography promises to show new dimensions of this talented enigmatic man.
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17.840000 USD

Alan Alda: The 1983 Biography

by Raymond Strait
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'I've seen things no one else has seen in football.' Jermaine Pennant is one of English football's most controversial figures. Love him or loathe him, there is no ignoring the story he has to tell. Raised by a mother who faked her own death to abandon her black baby, and ...
Mental: Bad Behaviour, Ugly Truths and the Beautiful Game
'I've seen things no one else has seen in football.' Jermaine Pennant is one of English football's most controversial figures. Love him or loathe him, there is no ignoring the story he has to tell. Raised by a mother who faked her own death to abandon her black baby, and a father who kept guns and Class A drugs in the house meant that life's options for a young Jermaine were limited. Yet he saw professional football as his way out, and took his chance, emerging to be one of England's most gifted young footballers. A true prodigy, Jermaine climbed to the pinnacle of his sport to compete for the highest honours with legends at Arsenal and Liverpool. The boy from one of England's toughest neighbourhoods was barely into his twenties and rich beyond his wildest dreams. But, for Jermaine, some of life's most important lessons were learned late. His outrageous lifestyle would spark a fall from the dizzying heights he had reached, ensuring he'd be remembered as much for being the 'mental yob' with an ankle tag as for his heroic performance in a Champions League final. Jermaine Pennant has seen and done it all - the highs, the lows and everything in between. His autobiography is a gritty coming-of-age story, an expose into the excess-fuelled life of a super-rich Premier League footballer, and a cautionary tale of the dangers of plying young players with too much, too young. His turbulent climb through the battleground of the beautiful game holds a mirror up to the broken face of English football. Told with unblinking truth, his story is a no-holds-barred riot of determination and debauchery, excellence and excess.
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16.72 USD

Mental: Bad Behaviour, Ugly Truths and the Beautiful Game

by John Cross, Jermaine Pennant
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The arrival of the 1980s saw millions living behind the Iron Curtain flee their homeland in search of a better tomorrow. Step-by-step, they trudged persistently to reach their dream of happiness. These were the Columbuses of the 1980s - risk takers who had the courage to test themselves and explore ...
Was It Worth It: Columbus in Jeans
The arrival of the 1980s saw millions living behind the Iron Curtain flee their homeland in search of a better tomorrow. Step-by-step, they trudged persistently to reach their dream of happiness. These were the Columbuses of the 1980s - risk takers who had the courage to test themselves and explore the notoriety of the western world first-hand. Was It Worth It is a modern odyssey spanning three continents and following one family's path to a new, unfamiliar future. It tells of the characters' struggle to adapt to foreign places, languages and customs. With settings in Lima, Paris, Ottawa, and exploring venues in other countries, the book offers readers an insight into what it takes to start from scratch in an unknown land. Did they find what they were looking for?
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26.210000 USD

Was It Worth It: Columbus in Jeans

by Liliana Arkuszewska
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`The Muslim Mother Teresa' Huffington Post Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa. Edna saw first-hand how poor healthcare, lack of education and ancient superstitions had devastating effects on Somaliland's people, especially its women. When she suffered the trauma of FGM herself ...
A Woman of Firsts: The midwife who built a hospital and changed the world
`The Muslim Mother Teresa' Huffington Post Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa. Edna saw first-hand how poor healthcare, lack of education and ancient superstitions had devastating effects on Somaliland's people, especially its women. When she suffered the trauma of FGM herself as a young girl at the bidding of her mother, Edna's determination was set. The first midwife to practise in Somaliland, Edna became a formidable teacher and campaigner for women's health. As her country was swept up in its bloody fight for independence, Edna rose to become its First Lady and first female cabinet minister. She built her own hospital, brick by brick, training future generations in what has been hailed as one of the Horn of Africa's finest university hospitals This is Edna's truly remarkable story.
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25.75 USD

A Woman of Firsts: The midwife who built a hospital and changed the world

by Edna Adan Ismail
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A former drug addict turned behavioural neuroscientist reveals how drugs work in the brain - and what we can do to fight addiction. Judith Grisel was a daily drug user when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by ...
Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction
A former drug addict turned behavioural neuroscientist reveals how drugs work in the brain - and what we can do to fight addiction. Judith Grisel was a daily drug user when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use: there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Delving into the science of one of the world's most pressing health problems, she reveals what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, and highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behaviour as a result of chronic using. With compassion and clarity, Grisel describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a 'cure' for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities.
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18.57 USD

Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction

by Judith Grisel
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'I loved it. I thought it was fascinating - really, really interesting story that he's got to tell... I've known him for years and I learned an awful lot.' Marc Priestley Kimi Raikkoenen is the Finnish superstar Formula One driver with a reputation for being fast on the track and ...
The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen
'I loved it. I thought it was fascinating - really, really interesting story that he's got to tell... I've known him for years and I learned an awful lot.' Marc Priestley Kimi Raikkoenen is the Finnish superstar Formula One driver with a reputation for being fast on the track and silent off it - until now! In this superb and authorised portrait of Raikkoenen, Kari Hotakainen gets to reveal the side of the man that few beyond his close family and friends have ever seen. Enigmatic and private, Ferrari's former world champion driver rarely opens up to outsiders, but he granted Hotakainen exclusive access to his world and to his way of thinking. It ensures that this will be a book that will delight all fans of motorsport, who have long revered the Finn. Including never-previously-seen photographs from his own collection, The Unknown Kimi Raikkoenen takes the reader into the heart of the action at grands prix around the world, behind the scenes as race strategies are planned, and opens up the private side of his life that he normally guards so carefully. With all the cult appeal of I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the raw excitement of Formula One and the insight of the best biographies, this is a book every sports fan will want to treasure.
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18.57 USD

The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen

by Kari Hotakainen
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`This is how I was born. At 7.30 a.m. at the Istituto Annunziata in Napoli on 1 May 1925...' So begins a manuscript, handwritten by Carlo Contini, which lay forgotten and unread for years. The scrawling script unfolds an incredible tale of poverty, adventure and survival which Carlo had not ...
Dear Alfonso: An Italian Feast of Love and Laughter
`This is how I was born. At 7.30 a.m. at the Istituto Annunziata in Napoli on 1 May 1925...' So begins a manuscript, handwritten by Carlo Contini, which lay forgotten and unread for years. The scrawling script unfolds an incredible tale of poverty, adventure and survival which Carlo had not shared with his family during his life time, but left as a moving and extraordinary legacy for them. Inspired by this document, Carlo's daughter-in-law, Mary Contini, relates in her inimitable style the story of Carlo's life from wartime Pozzuoli, near Naples, and Genoa, and eventually to Edinburgh, where he arrived in 1952 on a three-month visa to learn English. Here his life was to change forever when he met Olivia Crolla and married into her family business, the delicatessen Valvona & Crolla. His experiences and background were a key part of the development of that fledgling business. Heart-warming, moving and filled with laughter and love, Dear Alfonso is a wonderful celebration of food, family and friendship.
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18.57 USD

Dear Alfonso: An Italian Feast of Love and Laughter

by Mary Contini
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Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures. Excelling academically, professionally and as a community organizer, Barack Obama showed promise and dedication to many causes from a young age. From a law professorship, ...
Barack Obama Quotes to Live By
Barack Obama: Quotes to Live By is a life-affirming collection of over 170 quotes from one of the world's most admired and respected public figures. Excelling academically, professionally and as a community organizer, Barack Obama showed promise and dedication to many causes from a young age. From a law professorship, to a seat in the Illinois State Senate, to becoming the first African-American president of the United States, Obama's trajectory to the most powerful political position in the world was determined. As well-known for his eloquence and memorable speeches as for his many achievements, Quotes to Live By is a beautifully presented collection of inspirational and moving quotes from one of the most important figures of the twenty-first century. Where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can. - Barack Obama, victory speech, Chicago, 2008
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11.14 USD

Barack Obama Quotes to Live By

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A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister. Robert Menzies claimed the prime ministership in 1939 and led the nation during the early years of the war, but resigned two years later when he lost the confidence of his party. His political career seemed over, and yet he staged one ...
Robert Menzies: the art of politics
A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister. Robert Menzies claimed the prime ministership in 1939 and led the nation during the early years of the war, but resigned two years later when he lost the confidence of his party. His political career seemed over, and yet he staged one of the great comebacks to forge a new political party, devise a new governing philosophy, and craft a winning electoral approach that as to make him Australia's longest-serving prime minister. The lessons Menzies learned - and the way he applied them - made him a model that every Liberal leader since has looked to for inspiration. But debate over Menzies' life and legacy has never settled. Who was Robert Menzies, what did he stand for, what did he achieve? Troy Bramston has not only researched the official record and published accounts, but has also interviewed members of Menzies' family, and his former advisers and ministers. He has also been given exclusive access to family letters, as well as to a series of interviews that Menzies gave that have never been revealed before. They are a major historical find, in which Menzies talks about his life, reflects on political events and personalities, offers political lessons, and candidly assesses his successors. Robert Menzies is the first biography in 20 years of the Liberal icon - and it contains important contemporary lessons for those who want to understand, and master, the art and science of politics.
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55.79 USD

Robert Menzies: the art of politics

by Troy Bramston
Hardback
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Most travel memoirs involve a button-nosed protagonist nursing a broken heart who, rather than tearfully watching The Princess Bride while eating an entire 5-gallon vat of ice cream directly out of the container (like a normal person), instead decides to travel the world, inevitably falling for some chiseled stranger with ...
All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft
Most travel memoirs involve a button-nosed protagonist nursing a broken heart who, rather than tearfully watching The Princess Bride while eating an entire 5-gallon vat of ice cream directly out of the container (like a normal person), instead decides to travel the world, inevitably falling for some chiseled stranger with bulging pectoral muscles and a disdain for wearing clothing above the waist. This is not that kind of book. Geraldine met the love of her life long before this story began, on a bus in Seattle surrounded by drunk college kids. She gets lost constantly, wherever she goes. And her nose would never, ever be considered button-like. Hilarious, irreverent and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the five-year period that kicked off when Geraldine got laid off from a job she loved and took off to travel the world. Those years taught her a great number of things, though the ability to read a map was not one of them. She has only a vague idea of where Russia is, but she understands her Russian father now better than ever before. She learned that at least half of what she thought was her mother's functional insanity was actually an equally incurable condition called being Italian. She learned about unemployment and brain tumors and lost luggage and lost opportunities and just getting lost, in countless terminals and cabs and hotel lobbies across the globe. And she learned what it's like to travel the world with someone you already know and love. How that person can help you make sense of things, and can, by some sort of alchemy, make foreign cities and far-off places feel like home. In All Over the Place, Geraldine imparts the insight she gained while being far from home--wry, surprising, but always sincere, advice about marriage, family, health, and happiness that come from getting lost and finding the unexpected.
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17.840000 USD

All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft

by Geraldine Deruiter
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Rod Green explores the personal and political intrigues that have dogged the House of Windsor, including the Queen's fascinating relationships with prime ministers from Winston Churchill and Antony Eden to Margaret Thatcher. Set against the colourful backdrop of key events - such as the Great Smog that brought London to ...
The Compact Guide: Queen Elizabeth II
Rod Green explores the personal and political intrigues that have dogged the House of Windsor, including the Queen's fascinating relationships with prime ministers from Winston Churchill and Antony Eden to Margaret Thatcher. Set against the colourful backdrop of key events - such as the Great Smog that brought London to a halt in 1952; the IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten during the Northern Ireland Troubles ; the crisis triggered by the death of Princess Diana; the wedding of Prince William and his commoner bride, Kate Middleton; the recent wedding of Prince Harry to Hollywood star Meghan Markle; and the changing face of world politics - this is the story not only of the head of a dynasty, but also a history of our times.
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14.86 USD

The Compact Guide: Queen Elizabeth II

by Rod Green
Mixed media product
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Einhard's biography of the Carolingian Empire's founder The Life of Charlemagne (Vita Karoli Magni) is one of the most famous pieces of literature on the early Middle Ages. It is both an epic and personal account of the legendary warrior king who was known as the Father of Europe, providing ...
The Life of Charlemagne
Einhard's biography of the Carolingian Empire's founder The Life of Charlemagne (Vita Karoli Magni) is one of the most famous pieces of literature on the early Middle Ages. It is both an epic and personal account of the legendary warrior king who was known as the Father of Europe, providing a fascinating insight into his political success, battlefield strategy, foreign and domestic policies, friends, enemies, and personal habits. For scholars of military science, it is an essential bridge text linking the masterworks of ancient strategy like The Art of War and Commentarii de Bello Gallico with the future writings of Machiavelli, Clausewitz, et al.
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7.340000 USD

The Life of Charlemagne

by Einhard
Paperback / softback
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From the ashes of Nirvana, Dave Grohl rose as a one-man band with a self-titled album: Foo Fighters. Now, twenty-five years on and with a rock-solid outfit-including Nate Mendel (bass), Taylor Hawkins (drums), Chris Shiflett (guitar), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), and latest addition Rami Jaffee (keyboards)-the Foo Fighters are reveling ...
Foo Fighters: The Band That Dave Made
From the ashes of Nirvana, Dave Grohl rose as a one-man band with a self-titled album: Foo Fighters. Now, twenty-five years on and with a rock-solid outfit-including Nate Mendel (bass), Taylor Hawkins (drums), Chris Shiflett (guitar), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar), and latest addition Rami Jaffee (keyboards)-the Foo Fighters are reveling in the success of their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold. Paying homage to the band's enduring longevity, The Foo Fighters: The Band That Dave Made is a comprehensive look at a career that boasts worldwide sales of more than thirty million albums, ten Grammies, and hit stadium-rock anthems such as Learn to Fly, Best of You, and Everlong. Illustrated throughout and including an album-by-album discography, this handsome biography from acclaimed rock writer Stevie Chick is a fitting tribute to a band born out of the nicest guy in rock's single-minded vision and now one of the planet's biggest rock groups.
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36.750000 USD

Foo Fighters: The Band That Dave Made

by Stevie Chick
Hardback
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