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______________________________________________ 'A triumph... The Beautiful Ones rivals the Beastie Boys Book - or even your favourite Prince song - as a masterclass in the bottling of its subject's seductive essence... his presence in this book is so strong that it's hard to believe he has really left the building' MOJO ...
The Beautiful Ones
______________________________________________ 'A triumph... The Beautiful Ones rivals the Beastie Boys Book - or even your favourite Prince song - as a masterclass in the bottling of its subject's seductive essence... his presence in this book is so strong that it's hard to believe he has really left the building' MOJO 'Handsomely presented, visually sumptuous' THE TIMES ______________________________________________ From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time-featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death. Prince was a musical genius, one of the most talented, beloved, accomplished, popular, and acclaimed musicians in pop history. But he wasn't only a musician-he was also a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of his early records to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of Paisley Park. But his greatest creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, the greatest pop star of his era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince-a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is composed of the memoir he was writing before his tragic death, pages that brings us into Prince's childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us into Prince's early years as a musician, before his first album released, through a scrapbook of Prince's writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince's evolution through candid images that take us up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book's fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain-the final stage in Prince's self-creation, as he retells the autobiography we've seen in the first three parts as a heroic journey. The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring's riveting and moving introduction about his short but profound collaboration with Prince in his final days-a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he'd so carefully cultivated-and annotations that provide context to each of the book's images. This work is not just a tribute to Prince, but an original and energizing literary work, full of Prince's ideas and vision, his voice and image, his undying gift to the world. ______________________________________________ 'Prince's voice comes through loud and clear; his personality, joie de vivre and single-mindedness jumping off the page throughout.' CLASSIC POP MAGAZINE 'The Beautiful Ones is for everyone. It's not a read, but an experience, an immersion inside the mind of a musical genius. You are steeped in Prince's images, his words, his essence... The book can be a starting point for a Prince fascination, or a continuation of long-standing admiration. Either way, it will deepen the connection of any reader with the musical icon. USA TODAY 'An affirmation of Prince's Blackness and humanity... Prince writes about his childhood with clarity and poetic flair, effortlessly combining humorous anecdotes with deep self-reflection and musical analysis... Prince is one of us - he just worked to manifest dreams that took him from the North Side of Minneapolis to the Super Bowl.' HUFFPOST 'A memoir that is written by Prince, literally. Handwritten pages he had shared with Piepenbring make up Part 1, taking us from his first memory - his mother's eyes - through the early days of his career... The Beautiful Ones doesn't paint a perfect picture. It's not definitive. It can't be, it shouldn't be and, thankfully, it doesn't try to be. We'll never know what it might have been if Prince had lived. But it's a good start. Now, it's up to us to take what's there and make something out of it for ourselves, creating, just as Prince wanted.' NPR 'Both a pleasure and a surprise ... Prince took the project very seriously, and it shows in the work he delivered. ... It shines an intimate and revealing light on the least-known period of his life' VARIETY
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42.91 USD

The Beautiful Ones

by Prince
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A detailed look at the ambition and artistic legacy of Emperor Maximilian I and his passion for armor and chivalry Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) crafted a public persona and personal mythology that earned him the romantic sobriquet the Last Knight and that perpetuates his legend to this day. ...
The Last Knight - The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I
A detailed look at the ambition and artistic legacy of Emperor Maximilian I and his passion for armor and chivalry Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) crafted a public persona and personal mythology that earned him the romantic sobriquet the Last Knight and that perpetuates his legend to this day. In his lifelong quest to establish himself as Europe's noblest ruler, he commissioned art, epics, and lineages, as well as exceptional armor from the most celebrated armorers in Europe. Published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of his death, this book discusses the ramifications of Maximilian's wide-ranging political aspirations and artistic legacy and is the first to concentrate on the importance of armor and concepts of chivalry in the construction of his identity. Maximilian established the prominence of the Habsburgs through advantageous alliances, expanding their dominions across Europe and into the New World. He commissioned grandiose projects, some of which rank among the most ambitious in European history. But more than this, he created a profile for the ruler-a combination of idealism and vainglory-that not only helped shape the identity of the growing German nation but also has resonances in the current political climate worldwide. This superb volume provides a rare picture of how art, armor, and the cult of personality helped shape the politics of Europe at the dawn of the Renaissance.
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85.83 USD

The Last Knight - The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I

by Pierre Terjanian
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'A beautiful book' Chris Evans 'Terrifically entertaining' Mail on Sunday 'An arresting photographic voyage through the life and loves of this enigmatic English star' S magazine 'Though not a conventional autobiography, we learn what makes the national treasure tick' Daily Express A Guardian pick for the '10 biggest books of ...
Behind the Lens: My Life
'A beautiful book' Chris Evans 'Terrifically entertaining' Mail on Sunday 'An arresting photographic voyage through the life and loves of this enigmatic English star' S magazine 'Though not a conventional autobiography, we learn what makes the national treasure tick' Daily Express A Guardian pick for the '10 biggest books of autumn 2019' In the early days of my career, I didn't think I stood a hope in hell. Look at me: I'm short, stocky, slightly overweight, deep of voice, passionate, dark haired, olive skinned, hardly your typical Englishman. What chance did I have, going into the world of British theatre? David Suchet has been a stalwart of British stage and screen for fifty years. From Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Freud to Poirot, Edward Teller to Doctor Who, Harold Pinter to Terence Rattigan, Questions of Faith to Decline and Fall, right up to 2019's The Price, David has done it all. Throughout this spectacular career, David has never been without a camera, enabling him to vividly document his life in photographs. Seamlessly combining photo and memoir, Behind the Lens is the story of David's remarkable life, showcasing his wonderfully evocative photographs and accompanied by his insightful and engaging commentary. In Behind the Lens, David discusses his London upbringing and love of the city, his Jewish roots and how they have influenced his career, the importance of his faith, how he really feels about fame, his love of photography and music, and his processes as an actor. He looks back on his fifty-year career, including reflections on how the industry has changed, his personal highs and lows, and how he wants to be remembered. And, of course, life after Poirot and why he's still grieving for the eccentric Belgian detective. An autobiography with a difference, this is David Suchet as you've never seen him before - from behind the lens. 'The book offers more insight into the mind and philosophy of this remarkable man than a more conventional biographical approach could have achieved' Country Life
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42.91 USD

Behind the Lens: My Life

by David Suchet
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The final part of Charles Moore's bestselling and definitive biography of Britain's first female Prime Minister, 'One of the great biographical achievements of our times' (Sunday Times) How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? ...
Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone
The final part of Charles Moore's bestselling and definitive biography of Britain's first female Prime Minister, 'One of the great biographical achievements of our times' (Sunday Times) How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs? Charles Moore's full account, based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers and her closest associates, tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. It includes the Fall of the Berlin Wall which she had fought for and the rise of the modern EU which she feared. It lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination. Moore's three-part biography of Britain's most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. This is the full, enthralling story.
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60.08 USD

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone

by Charles Moore
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A revelatory new biography of Adolf Hitler from the acclaimed historian Brendan Simms Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. As Brendan Simms's major new biography shows, Hitler's main preoccupation was not, ...
Hitler: Only the World Was Enough
A revelatory new biography of Adolf Hitler from the acclaimed historian Brendan Simms Adolf Hitler is one of the most studied men in history, and yet the most important things we think we know about him are wrong. As Brendan Simms's major new biography shows, Hitler's main preoccupation was not, as widely believed, the threat of Bolshevism, but that of international capitalism and Anglo-America. These two fears drove both his anti-semitism and his determination to secure the 'living space' necessary to survive in a world dominated by the British Empire and the United States. Drawing on new sources, Brendan Simms traces the way in which Hitler's ideology emerged after the First World War. The United States and the British Empire were, in his view, models for Germany's own empire, similarly founded on appropriation of land, racism and violence. Hitler's aim was to create a similarly global future for Germany - a country seemingly doomed otherwise not just to irrelevance, but, through emigration and foreign influence, to extinction. His principal concern during the resulting cataclysm was not just what he saw as the clash between German and Jews, or German and Slav, but above all that between Germans and what he called the 'Anglo-Saxons'. In the end only dominance of the world would have been enough to achieve Hitler's objectives, and it ultimately required a coalition of virtually the entire world to defeat him. Brendan Simms's new book is the first to explain Hitler's beliefs fully, demonstrating how, as ever, it is ideas that are the ultimate source of the most murderous behaviour.
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51.50 USD

Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

by Brendan Simms
Hardback
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Flashes Of Wisdom Coffee Table Book
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50.06 USD

Flashes Of Wisdom Coffee Table Book

by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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Classical music or rock music, everyone has their favourite musical style, but why did jazz go Latin, or blues influence rock? Find out in the story of music from prehistory to the present day. Music is a visual history of music - the most unifying art form in the world. ...
Music: The Definitive Visual History
Classical music or rock music, everyone has their favourite musical style, but why did jazz go Latin, or blues influence rock? Find out in the story of music from prehistory to the present day. Music is a visual history of music - the most unifying art form in the world. Every musical revolution from bone flutes to electronica and from jazz to hip-hop is charted in this visually stunning music history. Key musical innovators including Mozart, Louise Armstrong, and Elvis are profiled with biographies that detail their lives and works. Every development from baroque to rock and roll is covered. Music also includes illustrated histories of the most popular instruments, from the guitar to the piano, and listening suggestions for each musical genre. Whether you are young or old, into pop music or opera, Music will hit the right note with you.
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46.63 USD

Music: The Definitive Visual History

by DK
Hardback
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Published on the occasion of the first solo museum exhibition in the Middle East by acclaimed sculptor Diana Al-Hadid, at the Art Gallery of NYU Abu Dhabi.  This monograph surveys the oeuvre of Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid at a critical juncture in her fast-growing career. In the 10 years since ...
Phantom Limb

Published on the occasion of the first solo museum exhibition in the Middle East by acclaimed sculptor Diana Al-Hadid, at the Art Gallery of NYU Abu Dhabi. 

This monograph surveys the oeuvre of Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid at a critical juncture in her fast-growing career. In the 10 years since her MFA, this artist has had 22 solo exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world. Already represented by a major New York gallery (Marianne Boesky), Al-Hadid has gone on to mount important solo shows in museums in Europe, and participate in major group exhibitions and biennials internationally. This catalogue marks the occasion of her first solo show in the Middle East, at the Art Gallery of NYU Abu Dhabi – a new exhibition venue dedicated to museum-quality exhibitions and scholarly, timely publications.

Three essays frame Al-Hadid’s work in contrasting perspectives. A global authority on the Northern Renaissance, Reindert Falkenburg, reflects on Al-Hadid’s piece Phantom Limb – itself rich with Renaissance allusions – through the lens of his own training as an art historian. The Guggenheim curator and scholar of Middle Eastern contemporary art Sara Raza writes about Al-Hadid’s work as it intersects with architectural history and contemporary art practices. Finally, Alistair Rider, a historian of modern sculpture, expands the discussion to review her larger practice, in particular as she connects the materiality of her work to the ephemerality of memory and history.

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46.35 USD

Phantom Limb

by Diana Al-Hadid
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Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus is a gripping account of the developmental dynamics involved in the collapse of Soviet socialism. Fusing a narrative of human agency to his critical discussion of structural forces, Georgi M. Derluguian reconstructs from first-hand accounts the life story of Musa Shanib - who from ...
Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-system Biography
Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus is a gripping account of the developmental dynamics involved in the collapse of Soviet socialism. Fusing a narrative of human agency to his critical discussion of structural forces, Georgi M. Derluguian reconstructs from first-hand accounts the life story of Musa Shanib - who from a small town in the Caucasus grew to be a prominent leader in the Chechen revolution. In his examination of Shanib and his keen interest in the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu, Derluguian discerns how and why this dissident intellectual became a nationalist warlord. Exploring globalization, democratization, ethnic identity, and international terrorism, Derluguian contextualizes Shanib's personal trajectory from de-Stalinization through the nationalist rebellions of the 1990s to the recent rise in Islamic militancy. He masterfully reveals not only how external economic and political forces affect the former Soviet republics but also how those forces are in turn shaped by the individuals, institutions, ethnicities, and social networks that make up those societies. Drawing on the work of Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein, and, of course, Bourdieu, Derluguian's explanation of the recent ethnic wars and terrorist acts in Russia succeeds in illuminating the role of human agency in shaping history.
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42.35 USD

Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A World-system Biography

by Georgi M. Derluguian
Paperback / softback
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FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF I AM ZLATAN COMES... I AM FOOTBALL. A photographic journey around planet Zlatan including interviews with: POGBA, MINO RAIOLA, JOSE MOUINHO AND MANY OTHERS. He is an amazing talent, one of the best around. Pep Guardiola He is skillful. He is outspoken. He ...
I Am Football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF I AM ZLATAN COMES... I AM FOOTBALL. A photographic journey around planet Zlatan including interviews with: POGBA, MINO RAIOLA, JOSE MOUINHO AND MANY OTHERS. He is an amazing talent, one of the best around. Pep Guardiola He is skillful. He is outspoken. He is Zlatan. New York Times Wonderful. The best footballer's autobiography of recent years . . . and the bestselling European immigrant's tale since Zadie Smith's White Teeth and Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint. Simon Kuper, Financial Times I came like a hero. I left like a legend. Zlatan Ibrahimovic From Malmo, to becoming the Ligue 1's highest ever goal scorer with Paris Saint-Germain, before on further triumph at Manchester United. ZLATAN IS FOOTBALL!

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42.91 USD

I Am Football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

by Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Hardback
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This is the definitive visual history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War - the epic conflict that shaped the modern world. From the build-up up to the war, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible, and immediate history ...
World War II The Definitive Visual Guide
This is the definitive visual history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War - the epic conflict that shaped the modern world. From the build-up up to the war, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible, and immediate history of the war, perhaps the most complex, frightening, and destructive event in world history. Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end. Find out about key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances that influenced the course of the war. Timelines and global maps establish an overview of each year of the conflict, from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and Hiroshima. Packed with images, including rarely seen colour photographs and unforgettable first-person accounts, World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history's most devastating conflict.
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46.63 USD

World War II The Definitive Visual Guide

by DK
Hardback
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This book will transform your view of the past. DK's History charts our development and progress from every angle, exploring the key events, crucial ideas, political forces, pivotal individuals, and the technological breakthroughs that have shaped the human story. Original, illuminating, compelling, visually stunning, and packed with authoritative information, History ...
History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day
This book will transform your view of the past. DK's History charts our development and progress from every angle, exploring the key events, crucial ideas, political forces, pivotal individuals, and the technological breakthroughs that have shaped the human story. Original, illuminating, compelling, visually stunning, and packed with authoritative information, History is the definitive guide to how we got to where we are today. This updated and expanded third edition includes coverage of contemporary issues, such as climate change and the rise of social media. Richly illustrated and concisely explained, each historical episode is self-contained for easy reference. Links to other episodes in before and after panels reveal causes and consequences. Decisive moments - from the Battle of Hastings and the storming of the Bastille to D-day and 9/11 - are investigated in depth, alongside profiles of major figures, such as Rameses II, Julius Caesar, William Wilberforce, and Nelson Mandela. An extensive National Histories section chronicles the key events of every sovereign state in the world, as well as many of their self-governing territories. Thought-provoking and inspiring, and with a fresh, contemporary perspective, History combines fascinating content with stunning images of painting, sculpture, and architecture to create a visual celebration of human achievement and endeavour. This book deserves a place on every family's bookshelf.
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55.79 USD

History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

by DK
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The first book from Darcey Bussell in over six years, retired darling of the British Ballet and beloved judge of Strictly Come Dancing, this publishing extravaganza coincides with the superstar ballerina's 50th birthday. Exquisitely produced, the book is filled with remarkable images of Dame Darcey in various notable locations, such ...
Darcey Bussell: Evolved
The first book from Darcey Bussell in over six years, retired darling of the British Ballet and beloved judge of Strictly Come Dancing, this publishing extravaganza coincides with the superstar ballerina's 50th birthday. Exquisitely produced, the book is filled with remarkable images of Dame Darcey in various notable locations, such as a pod of the London Eye, on top of the Victoria and Albert memorial, and performing at worldwide events, like the Olympics opening ceremony. The collection includes rare and unseen moments of Darcey shot by some of the most famous photographers, including Lord Snowdon, Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz, in locations beyond the stage - including rehearsals, fashion shoots and more - which are accompanied by behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes. A fitting testament to one of our true national treasures, this glorious and charming book is a wonder to enjoy for years to come.
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51.50 USD

Darcey Bussell: Evolved

by Darcey Bussell
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**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History** *Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards* Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco ...
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History** *Winner of the Bancroft, Parkman, Los Angeles Times (biography), Lincoln, Plutarch, and Christopher Awards* Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Time Extraordinary...a great American biography (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery. Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, using his own story to condemn slavery. By the Civil War, Douglass had become the most famed and widely travelled orator in the nation. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. After the war he sometimes argued politically with younger African Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights. In this cinematic and deeply engaging (The New York Times Book Review) biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass's newspapers. Absorbing and even moving...a brilliant book that speaks to our own time as well as Douglass's (The Wall Street Journal), Blight's biography tells the fascinating story of Douglass's two marriages and his complex extended family. David Blight has written the definitive biography of Frederick Douglass...a powerful portrait of one of the most important American voices of the nineteenth century (The Boston Globe).
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42.91 USD

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

by David W. Blight
Hardback
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This first part of the autobiography of Dr Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi spans the years until his selection as ruler of Sharjah as a young man of thirty-three. It reveals the emergence of the man and the state, documenting with insight the dramatic palace coups in his own country and ...
My Early Life
This first part of the autobiography of Dr Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi spans the years until his selection as ruler of Sharjah as a young man of thirty-three. It reveals the emergence of the man and the state, documenting with insight the dramatic palace coups in his own country and the neighbouring emirate of Ras al-Khaimah and the struggles for power during the formation of the United Arab Emirates. Revealing fascinating and untold parts of the history of the Gulf state, the author's story is told with humour and passion, including his role in the protests and anti-British sabotage actions following the tripartite aggression against Egypt in 1956, his brief affiliation with the Ba'th party and the subsequent attempt on his life by party zealots in the 1960s, the occasionally baffled British administration attempting to follow the changing balances in power, and the siege of the palace in 1972 in which the former ruler of Sharjah was killed.
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64.94 USD

My Early Life

by Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, ECONOMIST, DAILY TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain's most acclaimed historians Winston Churchill towers over ...
Churchill: Walking with Destiny
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, ECONOMIST, DAILY TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain's most acclaimed historians Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors. The book in no way conceals Churchill's faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, it shows us the wellsprings of his personality - his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father's death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present. During the Second World War, Churchill summoned a particular scientist to see him several times for technical advice. 'It was the same whenever we met', wrote the young man, 'I had a feeling of being recharged by a source of living power.' Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's emissary, wrote 'Wherever he was, there was a battlefront.' Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Churchill's essential partner in strategy and most severe critic in private, wrote in his diary, 'I thank God I was given such an opportunity of working alongside such a man, and of having my eyes opened to the fact that occasionally such supermen exist on this earth.'
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60.08 USD

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

by Andrew Roberts
Hardback
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OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 Shortlisted for 'Travel Cookery Book of the Year' in the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. 'Delving into this book feels like taking a leap back into an exotic, saffron-scented past - with her beautiful writing and delicious recipes, Saliha takes you ...
Khazana: An Indo-Persian cookbook with recipes inspired by the Mughals
OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 Shortlisted for 'Travel Cookery Book of the Year' in the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. 'Delving into this book feels like taking a leap back into an exotic, saffron-scented past - with her beautiful writing and delicious recipes, Saliha takes you on a culinary journey of discovery.' - Thomasina MiersSaliha, who won over the MasterChef judges with her fusion of Indo-Persian food, has written a book that will delight. Drawing on the rich culinary heritage of the region and her own travels in modern-day India and Pakistan, the recipes are bang up-to-date and will inspire 21st century food lovers. Steeped in Persian flavours, Khazana, which means treasure trove, is a cookbook that promises to become a much-loved classic, introducing recipes like Smoked Chicken & Basil Kebabs with Beetroot Basil Salad & Beetroot Buttermilk Raita, Mughul Baked Cod Korma and Creme Fraiche & Rose Ice Cream with Honey-glazed Figs. 'This debut cookbook from the 2017 MasterChef winner is inspired by the opulent Mughal empire and her travels across India. The perfect blend of Indian and Persian flavours, curries, rice, and beautiful samosas are lifted with rosewater, saffron, almonds and pomegranate' - BBC Good Food Magazine 'A glittering hoard of Indo-Persian dishes' - Aldo Zilli, Express S Magazine
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42.91 USD

Khazana: An Indo-Persian cookbook with recipes inspired by the Mughals

by Saliha Mahmood Ahmed
Hardback
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___________________________________ 'Scintillating, provocative... An elegant synthesis of royal biography and political thriller.' Daily Telegraph A Times History Book of the Year Mary and Elizabeth: cousins, rivals, queens. They allied and fought and plotted - but could never escape their bond... A story which inspired the Hollywood film MARY QUEEN OF ...
Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots
___________________________________ 'Scintillating, provocative... An elegant synthesis of royal biography and political thriller.' Daily Telegraph A Times History Book of the Year Mary and Elizabeth: cousins, rivals, queens. They allied and fought and plotted - but could never escape their bond... A story which inspired the Hollywood film MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS. At the end of the Tudor era, two queens ruled one island. But sixteenth-century Europe was a man's world and powerful voices believed that no woman could govern. All around Mary and Elizabeth were sycophants, spies and detractors who wanted their dominion, their favour and their bodies. Elizabeth and Mary shared the struggle to be both woman and queen. But the forces rising against the two regnants, and the conflicts of love and dynasty, drove them apart. For Mary, Elizabeth was a fellow queen with whom she dreamed of a lasting friendship. For Elizabeth, Mary was a threat. It was a schism that would end in secret assassination plots, devastating betrayal and, eventually, a terrible final act. Mary is often seen as a defeated or tragic sovereign, but Rival Queens reveals instead how she attempted to reinvent queenship and the monarchy - in one of the hardest fights in royal history. __________ 'Brings us a fresh Mary, set in a gloriously rich context, a tragic heroine - irresistibly real and relevant... There isn't a line wasted in this taut, dramatic and utterly beguiling biography.' Charles Spencer author of Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I `The perfect combination of scholarship and storytelling, meticulous research and emotional insight, Kate Williams brings Mary vividly to life in all her complexities and contradictions.' Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers 'It takes a special kind of historian to turn an old story on its head. Eye-opening, provocative, this is the great rivalry re-imagined for the #MeToo generation.' Lucy Worsley
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42.91 USD

Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots

by Kate Williams
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From Les Miserables and The Wizard of Oz to Disney and Mary Poppins, discover the story of musical theatre and see the world's best-loved musicals brought to life. With a foreword by Elaine Paige, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story covers the complete history of the genre from its earliest origins ...
Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story
From Les Miserables and The Wizard of Oz to Disney and Mary Poppins, discover the story of musical theatre and see the world's best-loved musicals brought to life. With a foreword by Elaine Paige, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story covers the complete history of the genre from its earliest origins in dance halls and vaudeville, to the record-breaking West End musicals and spectacular Broadway shows of today. Discover the history, plots and stars of musical theatre and movie musicals, go backstage to find out behind-the-scenes gossip and delve into profiles of successful creators such as Andrew Lloyd Webber in this illustrated celebration. Plus fun infographics summarize plot, characters and songs making this a handy reference guide of all the best-loved musicals. With a beautiful glittery cover capturing the excitement and glamour of a trip to the theatre, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a show-stopping celebration and a perfect gift for musical fans everywhere.
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46.63 USD

Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story

by DK
Hardback
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This book is an invaluable new reference source and critical review of Arab women writers from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth.Arab women's writing in the modern age began with A'isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and other nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This unique ...
Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999
This book is an invaluable new reference source and critical review of Arab women writers from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth.Arab women's writing in the modern age began with A'isha al-Taymuriya, Warda al-Yaziji, Zaynab Fawwaz, and other nineteenth-century pioneers in Egypt and the Levant. This unique study - first published in Arabic in 2004 - looks at the work of those pioneers and then traces the development of Arab women's literature through the end of the twentieth century, and also includes a meticulously researched, comprehensive bibliography of writing by Arab women. In the first section, in nine essays that cover the Arab Middle East from Morocco to Iraq and Syria to Yemen, critics and writers from the Arab world examine the origin and evolution of women's writing in each country in the region, addressing fiction, poetry, drama, and autobiographical writing.The second part of the volume contains bibliographical entries for over 1,200 Arab women writers from the last third of the nineteenth century through 1999. Each entry contains a short biography and a bibliography of each author's published works. This section also includes Arab women's writing in French and English, as well as a bibliography of works translated into English.With its broad scope and extensive research, this book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Arabic literature, women's studies, or comparative literature.
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104.72 USD

Arab Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide, 1873-1999

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Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary ...
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want. - Melinda Gates Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams. - Fiona Noble, The Guardian The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel. - Georgina Rannard, BBC News
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42.91 USD

Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2

by Francesca Cavallo, Elena Favilli
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The definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his Chief White House photographer, presented in an oversize, 12 x10 exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself. Pete Souza was with President Obama during more crucial moments than anyone else and ...
Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs
The definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his Chief White House photographer, presented in an oversize, 12 x10 exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself. Pete Souza was with President Obama during more crucial moments than anyone else and he photographed them all - from the highly classified to the disarmingly candid. Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than three hundred of Souza's most iconic photographs in exquisite detail, some of which have never been published before. Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, document the most consequential hours of the Presidency alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more. These images communicate the pace and power of America's highest office and reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became President. The result is a portrait of exceptional intimacy and a stunning record of a landmark era in American history. 'Precious historical documents . . . vividly human and often funny . . . these images tell the true story of a presidency that words have failed' Jonathan Jones, Guardian
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62.95 USD

Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs

by Pete Souza
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A lavishly illustrated account of human travel with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from the voyages of the Vikings to the flight to the Moon. Journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for ...
Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel
A lavishly illustrated account of human travel with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from the voyages of the Vikings to the flight to the Moon. Journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey is a stunning visual guide to the stories of human movement and endeavour, from The Silk Road to the epic Voyager missions. Discover ancient maps, biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travellers, stories of scientific discovery and technological innovation, stunning works of art, and catalogues of travel-related memorabilia. This truly worldwide account is a glorious celebration of human journeys, and will make an impressive gift for any lover of travel and history.
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46.63 USD

Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

by DK
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This volume of Who Was Who contains autobiographical entries for people in Who's Who who died between 2006 and 2010, including biographies for Ronnie Barker, Rt Hon. Sir Edward Heath, Arthur Miller, Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Boris Yeltsin, Dame Anita Roddick, Sir Edmund Hilary, Harold Pinter and Yves Saint Laurent. Each ...
Who Was Who Volume XII 2006-2010
This volume of Who Was Who contains autobiographical entries for people in Who's Who who died between 2006 and 2010, including biographies for Ronnie Barker, Rt Hon. Sir Edward Heath, Arthur Miller, Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Boris Yeltsin, Dame Anita Roddick, Sir Edmund Hilary, Harold Pinter and Yves Saint Laurent. Each entry is finally revised and the date of death added. The details in each entry were obtained originally from the individual concerned, and revised by them each year, making this a unique historical resource. There are over 100,000 biographies available over all the volumes of Who Was Who.
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139.47 USD

Who Was Who Volume XII 2006-2010

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Clear, coherent, richly documented, and highly persuasive. I know of no other source devoted exclusively to the topic of Chinese women's biographies, and I am confident that this book will have a ready audience in the China field and beyond. -Paul Ropp, Clark University In addition to Liu Xiang's Lienu ...
Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women's Biography in Chinese History
Clear, coherent, richly documented, and highly persuasive. I know of no other source devoted exclusively to the topic of Chinese women's biographies, and I am confident that this book will have a ready audience in the China field and beyond. -Paul Ropp, Clark University In addition to Liu Xiang's Lienu zhuan, the Urtext of Chinese women's biography, this rich trove of essays explores previously unexamined biographical genres and mines literary texts for their biographical potential. It will be of great value to scholars interested in women's history, life-writing, and biography, both in the China field and in comparative contexts. -Grace S. Fong, McGill University
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61.28 USD

Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women's Biography in Chinese History

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Galicia in northern Spain has been historically characterised by its location at 'the edge of the world' and the resulting close relationship between the inhabited and the natural worlds, by the intense dialogue between people and nature, which is the basis of the man-made landscape. Architect Cesar Portela starts from ...
Archinature
Galicia in northern Spain has been historically characterised by its location at 'the edge of the world' and the resulting close relationship between the inhabited and the natural worlds, by the intense dialogue between people and nature, which is the basis of the man-made landscape. Architect Cesar Portela starts from that reality - to build an architecture whose success lies in the harmony and accord that he is able to establish with the place on which his work stands. All this through strategies such as 'invisibility', letting the spotlight fall on the natural elements, and having the human intervention limited to a work of counterpoint against the natural environment. As with architects Sverre Fehn in Norway or Luis Barragain in Meixico, identification with the land itself (in this case Galicia) is an active factor in each of the architectural projects undertaken by Cesar Portela.
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55.79 USD

Archinature

by Cesar Portela
Hardback
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First published as a run of just 500 copies in 1986, Cathy is a collection of photographs by John Carder Bush of his sister Kate as a young girl, with accompanying text. This new edition - the first printing since the original edition - includes a new introduction by John ...
Cathy
First published as a run of just 500 copies in 1986, Cathy is a collection of photographs by John Carder Bush of his sister Kate as a young girl, with accompanying text. This new edition - the first printing since the original edition - includes a new introduction by John Carder Bush, illustrated with eight previously unpublished photographs. A beautifully bound hardback with a linen cover, head and tail bands and a matching linen slipcase, Cathy is comprised of twenty-eight cut out pages featuring the text, with full-page photographs revealed on a separate page beneath. The design matches the original limited run in layout, including the original introduction as well.
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74.38 USD

Cathy

by John Carder Bush
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The Duke of Wellington was not just Britain's greatest soldier, although his seismic struggles as leader of the Allied forces against Napoleon in the Peninsular War deservedly became the stuff of British national legend. Wellington was much more: a man of vision beyond purely military matters, a politically astute thinker, ...
Wellington: v. 1: The Path to Victory 1769-1814
The Duke of Wellington was not just Britain's greatest soldier, although his seismic struggles as leader of the Allied forces against Napoleon in the Peninsular War deservedly became the stuff of British national legend. Wellington was much more: a man of vision beyond purely military matters, a politically astute thinker, and a canny diplomat as well as lover, husband, and friend. Rory Muir's masterful new biography, the first of a two-volume set, is the fruit of a lifetime's research and discovery into Wellington and his times. The author brings Wellington into much sharper focus than ever before, addressing his masterstrokes and mistakes in equal measure. Muir looks at all aspects of Wellington's career, from his unpromising youth through his remarkable successes in India and his role as junior minister in charge of Ireland, to his controversial military campaigns. With dramatic descriptions of major battles and how they might have turned out differently, the author underscores the magnitude of Wellington's achievements. The biography is the first to address the major significance of Wellington's political connections and shrewdness, and to set his career within the wider history of British politics and the war against Napoleon. The volume also revises Wellington's reputation for being cold and aloof, showing instead a man of far more complex and interesting character.
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55.79 USD

Wellington: v. 1: The Path to Victory 1769-1814

by Rory Muir
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This is Andy McNab's explosive true story of his life in the SAS. In 1983 Andy McNab joined SAS B Squadron, otherwise known as Seven Troop. This is Andy McNab's gripping account of the time he served in Seven Troop - from the day he joined them in the Malayan ...
Seven Troop
This is Andy McNab's explosive true story of his life in the SAS. In 1983 Andy McNab joined SAS B Squadron, otherwise known as Seven Troop. This is Andy McNab's gripping account of the time he served in Seven Troop - from the day he joined them in the Malayan jungle, to the day he handed in his beret and started a new life. Never-before-revealed operations and heartbreaking human stories combine in his thrilling true story. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.
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47.46 USD

Seven Troop

by Andy McNab
CD-Audio
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You could call this book, 30 unsexy years. It is about the pre-internet world; a memoir about the change; when 'surveillance people' became kings and a 'new world order' came to exist. I write about my art (The Artistic path) and about friends and family because now we have this ...
A time for dreamers
You could call this book, 30 unsexy years. It is about the pre-internet world; a memoir about the change; when 'surveillance people' became kings and a 'new world order' came to exist. I write about my art (The Artistic path) and about friends and family because now we have this possibility. Many times I have had to make choices connected with Art, friends and family or relationships. I am not talking about one country or about one history, or about women, but I am writing about personal research in a variety of situations. It is also a view of the technological changes (surveillance) that have occurred in this new century and how they have influenced my life today.
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42.76 USD

A time for dreamers

by Nilofar Mehrin
Paperback
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