My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Winston Churchill
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0684823454
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Release: 1996-06-06
Editor: Scribner
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Roving Commission

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

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My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Winston Churchill
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9788026883920
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Release: 2018-03-05
Editor: e-artnow
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Winston S. Churchills (1874-1965) barndoms- og ungdomserindringer er på samme tid en fængslende viktoriansk sædeskildring og et indblik i datidens politiske liv. Desuden fortælles spændende om soldaterlivet i Indien og Sydafrika under Boerkrigen

My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Sulṭān Ibn-Muḥammad al-Qāsimī (Sharja, Emir)
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9781408814208
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Release: 2011-04-04
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A unique memoir by the current emir of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates

Fragrant Orchid

Fragrant Orchid
Author: Yoshiko Yamaguchi,Sakuya Fujiwara
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780824854041
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Release: 2015-02-28
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
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
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0198083793
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Release: 2012-10-18
Editor: OUP India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Home

Home
Author: Julie Andrews
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0753825686
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Surprised by Joy

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

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 368
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131798816
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Release: 2008
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: William II (German Emperor)
Pages: 353
ISBN: PSU:000061448940
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Release: 1971
Editor: Ams PressInc
Language: en

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Ahead of Time

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Ship of Fate

Ship of Fate
Author: Trần Đình Trụ
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780824872434
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Release: 2017-04-30
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 on St Kitts and Nevis

My Early Life on St  Kitts and Nevis
Author: Clement Bouncin Williams
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9781477264836
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Release: 2012-08-31
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

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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.

On the Road

On the Road
Author: Richard Hammond
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780297869450
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Release: 2013-11-07
Editor: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

My Life with the Chimpanzees

My Life with the Chimpanzees
Author: Jane Goodall
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780671562717
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Release: 1996
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The well-known English zoologist describes her early interest in animals and how this led to her study of chimpanzees at the Gombe Stream Reserve in Tanzania.

Churchill

Churchill
Author: Winston Churchill
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9780306821615
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Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winston Churchill knew the power of words. In public speeches and published books, in newspaper and magazine articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. His wartime writings and speeches have fascinated generation after generation with their powerful narrative style and thoughtful reflection. This book contains one hundred extracts from his books, articles and speeches. They range from his memories of his schooldays, to his contributions to the debates on social policy and on war, his contributions in both world wars to the events and discourse, and his efforts after 1945 to see the world a better place. Martin Gilbert, Churchill's official biographer, has chosen passages that express to him the essence of Churchill's thoughts, and which describe--in his own inimitable words--the main adventures of his life, and the main crises of his career with Gilbert's own introduction and interlinking text. They give, from first to last, an insight into his life and thought, how it evolved, and how he made his mark on the British and world stage.

The Human Microbiome in Early Life

The Human Microbiome in Early Life
Author: Omry Koren,Samuli Rautava
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780128180983
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Release: 2020-09-18
Editor: Academic Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Human Microbiome in Early Life: Implications to Health and Disease presents recent research advances that have highlighted the significance of early life, possibly beginning before birth, in the establishment of both the microbiome and its role in health and disease. The book reviews current knowledge on the origins of the human microbiota in early life, presents exposures which may disturb normal microbial colonization, and covers their implications to the risk of disease. Finally, emerging means to modify the early human microbiome to improve health are discussed. Examines the timeline of the human microbiome, from before conception to infancy, with an emphasis on clinical implications Evaluates the effort to understand not only the composition but also the origin of the microbiome Proves the emerging means to modify the human microbiome and particularly ‘the first 1000 days of life’ improve human health and prevent disease Generates resources to facilitate characterization of the human microbiota to further our understanding of how the microbiome impacts human health and disease

My Early Years

My Early Years
Author: Robert S. Kreider
Pages: 627
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111803586
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Release: 2002
Editor: Kitchener, Ont. : Pandora Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Early Life Nutrition and Future Health

Early Life Nutrition and Future Health
Author: Kristin Connor
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9783039282500
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Release: 2020-02-14
Editor: MDPI
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inequity starts before birth and is programmed in part by nutritional exposures. If these exposures occur around the time of conception, during pregnancy, and/or in infancy or childhood (all critical periods of development) they may alter a child’s health trajectory and impact risk for impaired cognition and learning, and cardiometabolic, immune, and neuropsychiatric diseases and disorders. This Special Issue on “Early Life Nutrition and Future Health” has the following aims: 1) understand the origins of offspring health inequities from an early nutritional perspective; 2) uncover new insights into the environmental, biological, and social mechanisms that underpin these health outcomes in offspring; and 3) present novel targets and approaches to optimise health trajectories and prevent chronic diseases and disorders in later life and across generations. The research projects included herein highlight novel mechanistic, epidemiologic, and intervention studies that target key windows where nutrition has the greatest influence on future health (preconception, prenatal, and postnatal periods) and that explore vulnerable populations and animal models of early life nutritional programming.

The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill Step by step

The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill  Step by step
Author: Winston Churchill
Pages: 329
ISBN: LCCN:73090444
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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