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ISBN : HARVARD:HWJTAJ
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Language : en
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Scribner
ISBN : 0684823454
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth century: Winston Churchill. As a visionary, statesman, and historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. In this autobiography, Churchill recalls his childhood, his schooling, his years as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Boer War, and his first forays into politics as a member of Parliament. My Early Life not only gives readers insights into the shaping of a great leader but, as Churchill himself wrote, “a picture of a vanished age.” To fully understand Winston Churchill and his times, My Early Life is essential reading.

Category : Prime ministers
Editor : Leo Cooper Books
ISBN : 0850522579
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This memoir was first published in 1930 and describes the author's school days, his time in the Army, his experiences as a war correspondent and his first years as a member of Parliament.

Category : Journalists
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131798816
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Ferdinand Mount's parents belonged to what came to be called 'Hobohemia', 'a raffish subdivision of the upper class which, like some rare blue butterfly, was to be found only on the Wiltshire Downs'. His uncle was Anthony Powell, and this sparkling memoir reads like a non-fictional A Dance to the Music of Time. It throngs with characters of every shade and hue, from Harold Acton in Florence having his aesthetic flourishes crisply trumped by his outspoken mother, to the wild ways of Donald Maclean; from boneshaking cycling with Peter Fleming to discovering a 14-year-old Miriam Margolyes, 'an opulent tumble of dark curls and puppy fat' reclining on his landlady's hearth rug, hoping to pose for Augustus John. There is the strange nighttime behaviour of a certain royal, together with John Wells, Auberon Waugh and the repugnant and ill-mannered Oswald Mosley, and later on an intimate acquaintance with Margaret Thatcher and her acolytes ('Mr Parkinson would like a word, Prime Minister'). Among the beautifully turned anecdotes is sadness too- the loss of his grandfather, termed 'one of the Paladins of Gallipoli' by Churchill, and the unbearably slow and lonely death of his mother. Very much a memoir of rich experience and slowly gained maturity and happiness, it is a joy to read on every page.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : OUP India
ISBN : 0198083793
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This edition of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's My Early Life (1932)-complemented by contextual notes and including close to 45 illustrations-has been specially designed for children and young adults. From childhood days at home, school life, and teenage desires and confessions to the trip to England and struggles as an attorney, and finally his South African years, this book opens a window to Gandhi's early life spanning the years 1869 to 1914.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780062565440
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A repackaged edition of the revered author’s spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to Christianity. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—takes readers on a spiritual journey through his early life and eventual embrace of the Christian faith. Lewis begins with his childhood in Belfast, surveys his boarding school years and his youthful atheism in England, reflects on his experience in World War I, and ends at Oxford, where he became "the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." As he recounts his lifelong search for joy, Lewis demonstrates its role in guiding him to find God.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : A&C Black
ISBN : 9781408814208
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 322
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A unique memoir by the current emir of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : University of Hawaii Press
ISBN : 9780824854041
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The acclaimed actress and legendary singer, Yamaguchi Yoshiko (aka Li Xianglan, 1920-2014), emerged from Japan-occupied Manchuria to become a transnational star during the Second Sino-Japanese war. Born to Japanese parents, raised in Manchuria, and educated in Beijing, the young Yamaguchi learned to speak impeccable Mandarin Chinese and received professional training in operatic singing. When recruited by the Manchurian Film Association in 1939 to act in "national policy" films in the service of Japanese imperialism in China, she allowed herself to be presented as a Chinese, effectively masking her Japanese identity in both her professional and private lives. Yamaguchi soon became an unprecedented transnational phenomenon in Manchuria, Shanghai, and Japan itself as the glamorous female lead in such well-known films as Song of the White Orchid (1939), China Nights (1940), Pledge in the Desert (1940), and Glory to Eternity (1943). Her signature songs, including "When Will You Return?" and "The Evening Primrose," swept East Asia in the waning years of the war and remained popular well into the postwar decades. Ironically, although her celebrated international stardom was without parallel in wartime East Asia, she remained a puppet within a puppet state, choreographed at every turn by Japanese film studios in accordance with the expediencies of Japan's continental policy. In a dramatic turn of events after Japan's defeat, she was placed under house arrest in Shanghai by the Chinese Nationalist forces and barely escaped execution as a traitor to China. Her complex and intriguing life story as a convenient pawn, willing instrument, and tormented victim of Japan's imperialist ideology is told in her bestselling autobiography, translated here in full for the first time in English. An addendum reveals her postwar career in Hollywood and Broadway in the 1950s, her friendship with Charlie Chaplin, her first marriage to Isamu Noguchi, and her postwar life as singer, actress, political figure, television celebrity, and private citizen. A substantial introduction by Chia-ning Chang contextualizes Yamaguchi's life and career within the historical and cultural zeitgeist of wartime Manchuria, Japan, and China and the postwar controversies surrounding her life in East Asia.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781453203149
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The renowned journalist and Jewish activist looks back on her first 25 years in “one of the most evocative journalistic autobiographies to appear” (Publishers Weekly). In this fascinating memoir, Ruth Gruber recalls her first twenty-five years, from her youth in Brooklyn to her astonishing academic accomplishments and groundbreaking journalistic career. She shares her experiences entering New York University at fifteen and just five years later becoming the world’s youngest person to earn a PhD. She recounts her time in Cologne, Germany, studying during Hitler’s rise to power, and her adventures in Europe and the Arctic as a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune. Spirited and compelling, Ahead of Time is a striking account of the early years of a woman at the center of the twentieth century’s turning points.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : AuthorHouse
ISBN : 9781477264836
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 144
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CLEMENT BOUNCIN WILLIAMS - B.Sc (UWI), M.Sc (Reading Univ.-UK) DOB: AUGUST 13, 1948 Status: MARRIED Spouse: Cynthia V. Williams TWO(2) Children: Clement Jomo Jihan Adika Career Highlights ? High School Teacher: Mathematics and Natural Sciences ? Curriculum Development Officer and National Coordinator High School Sciences ? Caribbean Examination Council Examiner (Chemistry) ? Taxi and Tour Operator ? Actor, Artistic Director and Producer Community Theatre Group ? Author and Playwright I loved it all! Especially the portion about the entrepreneurial prowess of the authors mother!!!! AMAZING!!!Being first generation Kitty-Nevy I don't have the privilege of the oratory exchange between one generation and another about life on St. Kitts and Nevis in years gone by. This book provides me with that oratory exchange; ranging from food and beverage preparations to reasons for the creation of communities which I pass often on my current day's journey to aspects of our Health, Education, Economic and Political systems. Thus presenting great evidence of the tremendous strides our Federation has made over the decades. Whether from the Federation or the wider Caribbean this book will cause some to reminisce, others to be educated and for all to take pride in the wisdom of our people! Unoma Allen, M.Sc. Lecturer CFB College, St. Kitts.