A Roving Commission

A Roving Commission
Author: Winston Churchill
Release: 1941
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 370
ISBN: HARVARD:HWJTAJ
Language: en
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My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Winston Churchill
Release: 1989
Editor: Leo Cooper Books
Pages: 385
ISBN: 0850522579
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.

My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Sulṭān Ibn-Muḥammad al-Qāsimī (Sharja, Emir)
Release: 2011-04-04
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9781408814208
Language: en
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A unique memoir by the current emir of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates

Fragrant Orchid

Fragrant Orchid
Author: Yoshiko Yamaguchi,Sakuya Fujiwara
Release: 2015-02-28
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780824854041
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.

My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Release: 2012-10-18
Editor: OUP India
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0198083793
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.

Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy
Author: C. S. Lewis
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062565440
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.

Cold Cream

Cold Cream
Author: Ferdinand Mount
Release: 2008
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages: 368
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131798816
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.

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time

The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time
Author: Robert McCrum
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 287
ISBN: 1903385830
Language: en
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100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works.

Home

Home
Author: Julie Andrews
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0753825686
Language: en
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Many know Andrews from "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins." In this memoir, she looks back on her early years with an aspiring vaudeville mom and a loving dad and her role in "Camelot" with Richard Burton at age 20. b&w photos throughout.

Australiana

Australiana
Author: Richmond Henty
Release: 1886
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 247
ISBN: NYPL:33433082451927
Language: en
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Portland Bay tribe - general and customs; Beliefs, magic; Reminiscences of author.

Ahead of Time

Ahead of Time
Author: Ruth Gruber
Release: 2010-10-19
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781453203149
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.

Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Release: 1955
Editor: London : G. Bles
Pages: 224
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005512236
Language: en
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Edison A Biography

Edison  A Biography
Author: Matthew Josephson
Release: 2019-07-31
Editor: Plunkett Lake Press
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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A great folk hero in American history, Edison is viewed by the public as a facile inventor, the electrical wizard and the perfect symbol of the self-made and practical creator. But he was also a paradoxical figure: deaf, impoverished and with no formal education as a youngster, Edison nevertheless became a fertile and versatile inventor, accumulated fortunes for himself and others but remained indifferent to wealth except as a means towards more inventions. Edison’s key contributions include the carbon microphone, the electric light bulb, electricity distribution systems, the phonograph and the motion-picture camera. Edison’s methods were also remarkable: halfway between the craftsman-tinkerer of the early 19th century and the scientist of today, he established and ran pioneering research laboratories with large staffs, yet lacked training in mathematics or the basic sciences. Matthew Josephson’s Edison: A Biography won the Society of American Historians’Francis Parkman Prize in 1960. “This is an outstanding biography... [Josephson] establishes the developing relationship between finance and invention which constitutes the basis for Edison’s success... [He] has mastered the substance of Edison’s inventive activity and has written of it quite authoritatively and vividly.” — Thomas P. Hughes, Technology and Culture “... It is clear that there is reason to welcome yet another book about a man of whom so much has been written. It must have been precisely because so much in the Edison record is myth, fostered by adulators and by Edison himself that Mr. Josephson turned his skillful, corrective hand to a saga that may have seemed more familiar than it actually is. From his well-presented, well-written findings emerges a giant without whom much of life as we live it would simply not exist. It is a first-rate job that needed doing.” — John K. Hutchens, New York Herald Tribune “A well-researched account of the life of one of America’s authentic folk heroes--Thomas Alva Edison--an original creator with a genius for strategic invention... Thoroughly absorbing, this significant volume is a competent contribution to the history of American science, and gives not only a sharply drawn picture of this self-educated giant of invention, but also of the beginnings of the telegraph, electrical, record, motion picture and automobile industries, as well as the sociological changes that were wrought by Edison’s practical discoveries.” — Kirkus Review “A biography that is dignified, detailed, and objective, sprinkled with moments of humor, pathos, and drama... One of the chief virtues of this book is the care taken by the author to build up a realistic picture of Edison the man.” — F. Garvin Davenport,The American Historical Review

My Early Years

My Early Years
Author: Robert S. Kreider
Release: 2002
Editor: Kitchener, Ont. : Pandora Press
Pages: 627
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111803586
Language: en
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Robert S. Kreider has moved at the center of the American Mennonite story for three quarters of a century, as an administrator, scholar, church leader and impassioned activist, and did much to shape its very course. This autobiography places readers inside the personal, familial, and churchly dynamics of Mennonite life in the first half of the 20th century.

Ship of Fate

Ship of Fate
Author: Trần Đình Trụ
Release: 2017-04-30
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780824872434
Language: en
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Ship of Fate tells the emotionally gripping story of a Vietnamese military officer who evacuated from Saigon in 1975 but made the dramatic decision to return to Vietnam for his wife and children, rather than resettle in the United States without them. Written in Vietnamese in the years just after 1991, when he and his family finally immigrated to the United States, Trần Đình Trụ’s memoir provides a detailed and searing account of his individual trauma as a refugee in limbo, and then as a prisoner in the Vietnamese reeducation camps. In April 1975, more than 120,000 Indochinese refugees sought and soon gained resettlement in the United States. While waiting in the Guam refugee camps, however, approximately 1,500 Vietnamese men and women insisted in no uncertain terms on being repatriated back to Vietnam. Trần was one of these repatriates. To resolve the escalating crisis, the U.S. government granted the Vietnamese a large ship, the Việt Nam Thương Tín. An experienced naval commander, Trần became the captain of the ship and sailed the repatriates back to Vietnam in October 1975. On return, he was imprisoned and underwent forced labor for more than twelve years. Trần’s account reveals a hidden history of refugee camps on Guam, internal divisions among Vietnamese refugees, political disputes between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the U.S. government, and the horror of the postwar “reeducation” camps. While there are countless books on the U.S. war in Vietnam, there are still relatively few in English that narrate the war from a Vietnamese perspective. This translation adds new and unexpected dimensions to the U.S. military’s final withdrawal from Vietnam.

My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Fatima Barry
Release: 2021-06-28
Editor: Library of Congress
Pages: 116
ISBN: 1938403045
Language: en
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This is a story of a unique African girl born in a small western nation and into a tribal culture, one with meager assets and opportunities. She is to face enumerable disadvantages, including: early, unwanted invitations to marry; early losses of her basic family unit; being raised as a working girl away from her village and lacking any support or help to be schooled. What she does have is a marked intelligence; faith that she will succeed; the temperament of being kind to all she meets: and the ultimate knowing, with a little patience and occasional discussions with God; achievement is not only possible: but is to be her way through to a satisfactory life. One can hardly read this autobiography without feeling the elan that surely she will succeed as she take us on the pathway of this journey. It is a consuming adventure to accompany this Fatima Barry and note how she does it. . . . Dr. Mike O'Brien, Austin, Tx

On the Road

On the Road
Author: Richard Hammond
Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780297869450
Language: en
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ON THE ROAD: GROWING UP IN EIGHT JOURNEYS - MY EARLY YEARS is a new form of autobiography, in which TOP GEAR presenter Richard Hammond tells the story of his early life through a series of significant driving episodes. He's a child in the back seat of Dad's car on the way to the seaside in Weston-Super-Mare. He's on his first bike, a red one, in Solihull, then on his first motorcycle, a Honda MTX50. He's at the wheel of his first car (and in the back with his first girlfriend). He is driving a furniture delivery van as part of his first job in and around Ripon. Now he is showing off with a friend, risking everything. ON THE ROAD is an emotional road map in which each chapter has its own registration number, and its own distinctive interior. Most importantly, each chapter sets off and arrives. ON THE ROAD surges on to its destination, reversing or moving quickly through the gears, reliving the central episodes and conflicts of Richard's life. Every chapter is a stage in a longer journey. Although there are precious few road-rage monologues against four-wheel drivers and men in vests in white vans, Richard Hammond's readers will quickly recognise the funny self-deprecating and balanced ease that has made him one of Britain's best-loved writers and television presenters.

Measures of Maturity

Measures of Maturity
Author: N. S. Patolichev
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Elsevier
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781483145297
Language: en
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Measures of Maturity: My Early Life focuses on the life journey of N.S. Patolichev, including his experiences in childhood and involvement in the labor sector and the military. The book first highlights the accomplishments of the father of N.S. Patolichev during the Civil War. The text then offers information on the childhood of Patolichev, taking into consideration the harsh realities of poor peasant life that straddled his family. Patolichev particularly highlights the role of horses in alleviating the standard of living of people in his village during that time. The manuscript describes the life of Patolichev when he worked at a chemical plant. He said that working at the plant gave him and his companions their first essential experience in life. Patolichev narrates his experience when he was asked to take the position of Central Committee assistant. The text also underscores his feats during the war, taking into consideration the setbacks that the war brought to nations. Patolichev also describes his experience when he was appointed first secretary of the Chelyabinsk Regional and City Party Committee. The book is a fine reference for readers and war enthusiasts interested in life of N.S. Patolichev.

Painting as a Pastime

Painting as a Pastime
Author: Winston S. Churchill
Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Good Press
Pages: 29
ISBN: EAN:4066338039088
Language: en
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"Painting as a Pastime" by Winston S. Churchill. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Memories

Memories
Author: Paul L. Kester
Release: 2013-11
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 140
ISBN: 1304532895
Language: en
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"I was seven years old when Hitler came to power," writes Paul Kester. In these recollections he tells about how the events of 1930s Germany affected him and his family, as seen through the eyes of a young Jewish boy. His story continues with his escape to Sweden on a Kindertransport. He describes his years in Sweden, where he spent the war years, escaping the fate of his parents, much of his family, and many of his friends who were murdered by the Nazis. By the age of 16, he was living on his own in Stockholm. With the end of the war, he traveled to the United States, as well as returning to Germany. The book concludes with his immigration to, and life in, the United States.