A Roving Commission

A Roving Commission
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1941
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HWJTAJ
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Early Life a Roving Commission

My Early Life  a Roving Commission
Author: Winston S Churchill,Winston S. (Spencer) Churchill, Winston S. (Spencer)
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2018-01-17
ISBN 10: 9781983797248
ISBN 13: 1983797243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Early Life a Roving Commission Book Review:

Sir Winston's account of his life from childhood up to 1902. "When I survey this work as a whole," our author remarks, "I find I have drawn a picture of a vanished age." But what an age it was, and what a fine account Sir Winston created!

Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0062565443
ISBN 13: 9780062565440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Joy Book Review:

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.

My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780907871620
ISBN 13: 0907871623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Early Life Book Review:

Packed with adventure and incidents, Winston Churchill's first 25 years were spent working as a soldier and a war correspondent in India, South Africa and Cuba. Churchill evokes a so-called golden age before 1914 in his autobiography.

Cold Cream

Cold Cream
Author: Ferdinand Mount
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780747596479
ISBN 13: 0747596476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cold Cream Book Review:

Cold Cream is a sparkling autobiography in the great tradition- wonderfully perceptive, exquisitely rendered and bursting with characters and anecdotes of every shade and hue. A tender, moving and witty portrait of Ferdinand Mount's family and his early life, it follows his bumbling path from his decadent upbringing in the world of 'Hobohemia' to his schooldays at Eton, and from the boozy depths of Fleet Street in the 60s to his years at the vortex of Downing Street in the 80s as speech writer (much to his own bemusement) for Margaret Thatcher. Every sentence radiates with fondness, intelligence and humour in this utterly charming anthology of an eccentric and colourful cast of people who defined their generation.

Fragrant Orchid

Fragrant Orchid
Author: Yoshiko Yamaguchi,Sakuya Fujiwara
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-02-28
ISBN 10: 0824854047
ISBN 13: 9780824854041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fragrant Orchid Book Review:

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: William II (German Emperor)
Publsiher: Ams PressInc
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000061448940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Sulṭān Ibn-Muḥammad al-Qāsimī (Sharja, Emir)
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2011-04-04
ISBN 10: 140881420X
ISBN 13: 9781408814208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Early Life Book Review:

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

My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Winston Spencer Churchill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:463248759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Publsiher: OUP India
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN 10: 9780198083795
ISBN 13: 0198083793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Early Life Book Review:

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.

My Early Life a Roving Commission

My Early Life  a Roving Commission
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1930
ISBN 10: 9787240011225
ISBN 13: 7240011224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ahead of Time

Ahead of Time
Author: Ruth Gruber
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 1453203141
ISBN 13: 9781453203149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ahead of Time Book Review:

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.

Home

Home
Author: Julie Andrews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780753825686
ISBN 13: 0753825686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Book Review:

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.

Churchill

Churchill
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2012-06-05
ISBN 10: 0306821613
ISBN 13: 9780306821615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill Book Review:

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.

Jibansmriti

Jibansmriti
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-01
ISBN 10: 9789381043073
ISBN 13: 9381043078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jibansmriti Book Review:

This text presents an opportunity for the English-reading global audience to discover Tagore's vision of universal humanity with a hope that it also helps to dispel the notion that Tagore was solely a mystic poet.

A Roving Commission

A Roving Commission
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1939
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039471217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill Vol I

The Last Lion  Winston Spencer Churchill  Vol  I
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Boxtree
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 1925482235
ISBN 13: 9781925482232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill Vol I Book Review:

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 is the first volume in William Manchester's epic three volume The Last Lion - the best-selling and definitive biography of one of Britain's pre-eminent prime ministers. When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years, the Empire would hover on the brink of a catastrophic new era. This first volume of the best-selling biography of the adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman covers the first 58 years of the remarkable man whose courageous vision guided the destiny of those darkly troubled times and who looms today as one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century.

Australiana

Australiana
Author: Richmond Henty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1886
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433082451927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australiana Book Review:

Portland Bay tribe - general and customs; Beliefs, magic; Reminiscences of author.

My Early Days Or Scenes of Real Life Revived

My Early Days  Or  Scenes of Real Life Revived
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1851
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030808552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Aladesanmi II (Ewi of Ado-Ekiti.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3501852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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