The Spark

The Spark
Author: Kristine Barnett
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 0307362779
ISBN 13: 9780307362773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Book Review:

The extraordinary memoir of a mother's love, commitment and nurturing, which allowed her son, originally diagnosed with severe autism, to flourish into a universally recognized genius--and how any parent can help their child find their spark. Today, at 13, Jacob is a paid researcher in quantum physics, working on extending Einstein's theory of relativity. Diagnosed at 1 with severe autism, at 3 he was assigned to life-skills classes and his parents were told to adjust their expectations. The goal: tying his own shoes at 16. Kristine's belief in the power of hope and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we keep our minds open and learn to fuel a child's true potential changed everything.

The Spark

The Spark
Author: Kristine Barnett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 0679645241
ISBN 13: 9780679645245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Book Review:

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age two, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes. The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped talking completely. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change. Against the advice of her husband, Michael, and the developmental specialists, Kristine followed her instincts, pulled Jake out of special ed, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. Why concentrate on what he couldn’t do? Why not focus on what he could? This basic philosophy, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences (softball, picnics, s’mores around the campfire) and the importance of play, helped Kristine overcome huge odds. The Barnetts were not wealthy people, and in addition to financial hardship, Kristine herself faced serious health issues. But through hard work and determination on behalf of Jake and his two younger brothers, as well as an undying faith in their community, friends, and family, Kristine and Michael prevailed. The results were beyond anything anyone could have imagined. Dramatic, inspiring, and transformative, The Spark is about the power of love and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we learn how to tap the true potential that lies within every child, and in all of us. Praise for The Spark “[An] amazing memoir . . . compulsive reading.”—The Washington Post “The Spark is about the transformative power of unconditional love. If you have a child who’s ‘different’—and who doesn’t?—you won’t be able to put it down.”—Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind “Love, illness, faith, tragedy and triumph—it’s all here. . . . Jake Barnett’s story contains wisdom for every parent.”—Newsday “This eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s authentic ‘spark.’”—Publishers Weekly “Compelling . . . Jake is unusual, but so is his superhuman mom.”—Booklist “The Spark describes in glowing terms the profound intensity with which a mother can love her child.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree “Every parent and teacher should read this fabulous book!”—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and co-author of The Autistic Brain

Spark

Spark
Author: John J. Ratey,Eric Hagerman
Publsiher: Little, Brown Spark
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2008-01-10
ISBN 10: 0316113506
ISBN 13: 9780316113502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spark Book Review:

An investigation into the effects of exercise on the brain evaluates how aerobic exercise positively influences the progression of such conditions as Alzheimer's disease, ADD, and depression, in a report that shares theory-supporting case studies and the results of a progressive school fitness program. 30,000 first printing.

Quest for the Spark

Quest for the Spark
Author: Tom Sniegoski,Jeff Smith
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 054514101X
ISBN 13: 9780545141017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quest for the Spark Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Tom Elm, his raccoon friend Roderick, Percival, Abbey, and Barclay Bone, warrior priest Randolf, and forest woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming--and the Waking World--from a Darkness created by the Nacht.

Quest for the Spark

Quest for the Spark
Author: Tom Sniegoski,Jeff Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780545141062
ISBN 13: 0545141060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quest for the Spark Book Review:

As the evil Nacht spreads his darkness across the valley, Tom and his friends, the Bone family, desperately try to find the Spark that will heal the Dreaming and save the world. Simultaneous.

The Spark

The Spark
Author: David Drake
Publsiher: Baen Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 1625796153
ISBN 13: 9781625796158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Book Review:

In the time of the Ancients the universe was united—but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artifacts that a few Makers can reshape into their original uses. What survives is shattered into enclaves—some tiny, some ruined, some wild. Into the gaps between settlements, and onto the Road that connects all human reality and the reality that is not human and may never have been human, have crept monsters. Some creatures are men, twisted into inhuman evil; some of them are alien to Mankind— And there are things which are hostile to all life, things which will raven and kill until they are stopped. A Leader has arisen, welding the scattered human settlements together in peace and safety and smashing the enemies of order with an iron fist. In his capital, Dun Add, the Leader provides law and justice. In the universe beyond, his Champions advance—and enforce—the return of civilization. Pal, a youth from the sticks, has come to Dun Add to become a Champion. Pal is a bit of a Maker, and in his rural home he's been able to think of himself as a warrior because he can wield the weapons of the Ancient civilization. Pal has no idea of what he's really getting into in Dun Add. On the other hand, the Leader and Dun Add have no real idea of what might be inside this hayseed with high hopes. THE SPARK: A story of hope and violence and courage. And especially, a story of determination. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About The Spark: ". . . entertaining tale combining the feel of Arthurian legend with nifty far-future super science . . ."—Publishers Weekly About David Drake: “Drake deftly weaves a web of political machinations and intrigue that vividly depicts the costs of war. Fans of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin and Aubrey novels will enjoy this intricate, rousing space opera.” —Publishers Weekly “[R]ousing old-fashioned space opera.”—Publishers Weekly “The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!”—Philadelphia Weekly Press “[S]pace opera is alive and well. This series is getting better as the author goes along…character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world designs.”—SFReader.com “[P]rose as cold and hard as the metal alloy of a tank…rivals Crane and Remarque…”—Chicago Sun-Times “Drake couldn’t write a bad action scene at gunpoint.”—Booklist

The Spark

The Spark
Author: Chris Downie
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2009-12-29
ISBN 10: 1401927661
ISBN 13: 9781401927660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Book Review:

From the experts who created SparkPeople.com, one of the most successful online weight-loss programs to date, comes The Spark, a ground-breaking book that focuses on what you can do, instead of what you can't do.

The Spark Girls

The Spark Girls
Author: Fiona Ford
Publsiher: Orion
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-08-24
ISBN 10: 9781409170112
ISBN 13: 140917011X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Girls Book Review:

'A compelling first novel which I promise you won't be able to put down' Daisy Styles, bestselling author of The Bomb Girls Can her fight for the country fix her broken heart? A knock on the door early one morning wouldn't normally be cause for concern but it is 1941, Britain is at war, and Kitty Williams's fiancé Joe is far from home fighting Hitler with the Navy. As Kitty's heart is shattered into pieces hearing the news she had been dreading, resolve kicks in and she becomes more determined than ever to do her bit for the war effort. Signing up to the Women's Army is just the sort of challenge Kitty needs and on meeting new recruits Mary, Di and Peggy, she is happy to learn that the challenge won't be a lonely one. But it also won't be easy and when bombs start to fall on her home town of Coventry, and supposed allies turn against her, Kitty must find the strength she never knew she had to save her family, fix her broken heart and help her country to victory. The Spark Girl is an absorbing and poignant saga, perfect for fans of Daisy Styles, Kate Thompson and Ellie Dean. The second book in the series, The Spark Girl's Promise is now available for pre-order 'a fabulous debut from an immensely talented author' Annie Groves 'Ford gets to the heart of what it was like to live through the dangerous war years in this warm, captivating, down-to-earth story which is brimming with engaging characters, adventure, romance and heartbreak.' Lancashire Post 'Fiona Ford has written a charming and very appealing story...Kitty Williams is the girl we all want to be.' Swirl and Thread 'an enjoyable read with a twist towards the end to keep the reader engaged until the next one!' Jera's Jamboree

War of the Spark Ravnica Magic The Gathering

War of the Spark  Ravnica  Magic  The Gathering
Author: Greg Weisman
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN 10: 1984817930
ISBN 13: 9781984817938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War of the Spark Ravnica Magic The Gathering Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Experience the first official adventure in Magic: The Gathering’s multiverse in nearly a decade as the ultimate battle begins on Ravnica. Teyo Verada wants nothing more than to be a shieldmage, wielding arcane energies to protect his people from his world’s vicious diamondstorms. When he’s buried alive in the aftermath of his first real tempest, the young mage’s life is about to end before it can truly begin—until it doesn’t. In a flash, a power he didn’t know he had whisks him away from his home, to a world of stone, glass, and wonder: Ravnica. Teyo is a Planeswalker, one of many to be called to the world-spanning city—all lured by Nicol Bolas, the Elder Dragon. Bolas lays siege to the city of Ravnica, hungry for the ultimate prize: godhood itself. His unparalleled magic and unstoppable army appear poised to bring the city to utter ruin. Among those who stand in the way of Bolas’s terrifying machinations are the Gatewatch, Planeswalkers sworn to defeat evil, no matter where it’s found. But as they work to unite the other mages and mount a defense of the city and its people, the terrifying truth of Bolas’s plan becomes clear. The Elder Dragon has prepared a trap to ensnare the most powerful mages from across the Multiverse—and it’s too late to escape. As forces great and small converge on the city and the battle rages, the stakes could not be higher. If the Gatewatch falters and the Planeswalkers fail, the curtain will fall on the age of heroes—and rise on the infinite reign of Nicol Bolas.

The Spark of Life Electricity in the Human Body

The Spark of Life  Electricity in the Human Body
Author: Frances Ashcroft
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-09-24
ISBN 10: 0393089541
ISBN 13: 9780393089547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark of Life Electricity in the Human Body Book Review:

"This is a wonderful book. Frances Ashcroft has a rare gift for making difficult subjects accessible and fascinating." —Bill Bryson, author of At Home: A Short History of Private Life What happens during a heart attack? Can someone really die of fright? What is death, anyway? How does electroshock treatment affect the brain? What is consciousness? The answers to these questions lie in the electrical signals constantly traveling through our bodies, driving our thoughts, our movements, and even the beating of our hearts. The history of how scientists discovered the role of electricity in the human body is a colorful one, filled with extraordinary personalities, fierce debates, and brilliant experiments. Moreover, present-day research on electricity and ion channels has created one of the most exciting fields in science, shedding light on conditions ranging from diabetes and allergies to cystic fibrosis, migraines, and male infertility. With inimitable wit and a clear, fresh voice, award-winning researcher Frances Ashcroft weaves together compelling real-life stories with the latest scientific findings, giving us a spectacular account of the body electric.

The Spark

The Spark
Author: Trevor Stubbs
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 1788035836
ISBN 13: 9781788035835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Book Review:

In The Spark, Trevor Stubbs continues and concludes his White Gates Adventures series with a new standalone fantasy novel. Shaun, now aged 20, has never been as quick or confident as his elder sister Kakko, or as bright as his younger brother, Bandi. He has been the steady quiet one, opting for youth and community studies. But circumstances now threaten to destroy Shaun's way of life. How does he cope with the traumas that come his way? The Spark celebrates the gift of love that offers an opportunity for healing, and addresses issues of mental health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and identity. Trevor's latest novel also has its lighter parts. There is humour and many of the fun elements of adventure and romance as, by means of the mysterious white gates, readers explore new places and revisit some old ones. The White Gates Adventures series will appeal to young adults, as well as readers who enjoy engaging with young people as they tussle with the conundrums of our existence.

The Spark

The Spark
Author: Cheryl Ale
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 1683505905
ISBN 13: 9781683505907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark Book Review:

The Spark will help create a legacy dance students will never forget! The Spark: The Legacy that Changed the Dance World is about the journey of creative artists and dancers-turned-teachers who are now struggling with the complexities of teaching. Choosing a ballet program that juggles all styles, techniques, and methodologies and that all levels of students will progressively love is a daunting task. In this book, dance teachers will discover what the greatest masters have always known: the true essence of dancing. Quite simply, they will learn how to teach pure, fluid movement with an age-appropriate curriculum proven for the past 60 years to effectively transcend any limiting beliefs about the basis for all dance. If you’re looking for an empowered learning community with the perfect balance of discipline, integrity, and a curriculum that forms lifetime bonds with students, teachers, and parents, you’ve come to the right place. Celebrate your “sparkdom”!

The Spark TRADE

The Spark TRADE
Author: Chris Downie
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781401935771
ISBN 13: 140193577X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark TRADE Book Review:

Updated Edition! From the experts who created SparkPeople.com, America’s #1 diet and fitness site, comes The Spark. This groundbreaking book outlines the best of what has worked for millions of members who have lost weight, kept it off, and reached other goals. Driven by positive energy and proven results, The Spark outlines a breakthrough formula that combines nutrition, exercise, goal setting, motivation, and community, which has helped people change their lives beyond the scale. Discover the 27 Secrets of Success—the best action steps, foods, and proven medical advice that have helped tens of thousands of members lose from 2 to 200 pounds. Special tips from people who lost 100 pounds or more—see what these people had in common and what they did and didn’t do to make huge transformations in their lives. A step-by-step 28-day program that brings together the most effective, medically accepted nutrition and fitness practices from SparkPeople experts in an easy-to-follow plan, including flexible mix-and-match meal plans, fully illustrated workout programs, full-color before-and-after success stories, and more! And, new to this edition! Breakthrough survey results have been used to create a Strong Start Guide to help you jumpstart your weight-loss efforts. Based on what tens of thousands of successful SparkPeople members did to lose weight and change their lives, this guide tells you what to do in the first two weeks to make you five times more likely to reach your ultimate weight-loss goal! Whether you want to fit into your "skinny jeans," improve your health and fitness levels, change your outlook and mood, or reach all new goals, The Spark can help you transform your body and your life. What are you waiting for? Spark your life today!

Awakening the Spark Within

Awakening the Spark Within
Author: Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh
Publsiher: GalEinai Publication Society
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2005-06
ISBN 10: 9657146038
ISBN 13: 9789657146033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awakening the Spark Within Book Review:

And they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they learn war anymore... This is the prophesy of Isaiah, promising the world what it yearns for--a perfect future, a future without war, without hunger, without strife. That such a future awaits us, Isaiah says, is a promise from G-d. When it will dawn is up to us.In Awakening the Spark Within, Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh explains how every Jew?man, woman, and child?can live up to this awesome responsibility by cultivating in everyday personal life his or her own innate sparks of leadership. He shows how seemingly insignificant individual efforts can have world-changing consequences and bring the prophetic vision of the future to its ultimate fulfillment.Includes glossary, footnotes, and index.

Ignite the Spark

Ignite the Spark
Author: Vedika & Kahaan Khaitan
Publsiher: Zorba Books
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN 10: 938745696X
ISBN 13: 9789387456969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ignite the Spark Book Review:

In this fast-moving world we are all running around as nomads in quest for a good life, in search of something meaningful. This “something” stems from our desire for peace, love, satisfaction and happiness. In our search, we are all trying to find these treasures through different mediums — some through riches, some by power, some through spirituality, some through experiences. Through this book, we have tried to highlight how you can give true meaning to your life and the need to slow down the pace of our hectic lives. The prose and poems in this book focus on love of relationships, the beauty of varied emotions, the tranquility of mother nature, and the tumultuous journey of highs and lows in our lives. After reading this book, we hope that you will feel lighter and will enjoy the smaller pleasures of life that make life worth living. Through our words, we would like to welcome you to our beautiful world. Hope you all enjoy reading the book as the way we have enjoyed in writing it. There lies a spark within us — let’s seek, discover, nurture, and allow it to brighten our lives and our imagination!

Reviving the Spark

Reviving the Spark
Author: Robert A. Ward
Publsiher: CSS Publishing
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 0788012959
ISBN 13: 9780788012952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reviving the Spark Book Review:

Are we becoming a nation of moral illiterates? These brief skits with their accompanying discussion questions challenge young people to consider their own value system. What about cheating, rationalizing one's behavior, setting personal goals, using your God-given talents, gambling, self-discipline, the desire for wealth, facing temptation? Youth leaders will find that these brief skits are the perfect tool for helping youth deal with their personal struggles. "The Cloacking Device" Is it okay to break the rules as long as one does not get caught? "The Remnant" Does everyone have to be just like us? "The Wish" What would a life free of problems be like? "Two Doors" Crisis solutions: which path should one take? ... and more Robert Alan Ward served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany. He received the B.S. degree in Christian Education from Christian Heritage College. A nineteen-year veteran of United Parcel Service, he is a busy father of a twenty-year-old son and three teenage daughters. He is a member of Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido, California, where he serves in "Heart Healers," a divorce recovery ministry. He has also written "Dramatic Sketches In Divorce Recovery" and "Dramatic Sketches From Romans," which will be published by CSS in 1999.

The Spark of Faith

The Spark of Faith
Author: Fr. Wojciech Giertych
Publsiher: Sophia Institute Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN 10: 1682780686
ISBN 13: 9781682780688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark of Faith Book Review:

Faith is essential to our spiritual growth yet, too often, good Catholics hold misconceptions about faith’s meaning or role – misconceptions that can lead to spiritual stagnation. In these pages, Fr. Wojciech Giertych, OP, Theologian of the Papal Household, corrects prominent errors and clearly articulates what faith is, how it works, and how it may expand, or wither, within our soul. He explains that the initial moment – the spark – of faith which ignites our entire spiritual life comes first from God. Because faith is a divine gift that is alive, we can explore the laws of its development and learn the principles of its nourishment in order to fully live a life of faith that influences our intellectual and moral life. Fr. Giertych’s moving and practical reflections on the spiritual life bring ancient wisdom to bear on our modern age, teaching what it really means to have and grow in faith. You’ll come to understand the proper relationship between faith and reason, and you’ll deepen your understanding of the role of prayer in the life of faith. The Spark of Faith will help you focus your attention on God as the fundamental source of all the spiritual goods we need and cherish. Fr. Giertych has served as the Theologian of the Papal Household for two popes. His is wisdom you can trust.

The Spark of Life

The Spark of Life
Author: Yvonne Pratt iIlustrations Chris, Sha
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2005-10-27
ISBN 10: 1477165827
ISBN 13: 9781477165829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark of Life Book Review:

This book is a timeless story of universal truth not only for children, but the child in all of us, that leaves us with a feeling of unlimited human potential, hope and connection to all things great and small. The illustrations done by the author's nieces and nephews are fascinating and innovative as they come from the unfettered minds of children for the viewing of children. This book celebrates the similarity of all people and life forms not their separateness. The fact we are diverse yet all connected evokes compassion, respect and tolerance as a natural response. In today’s world it is essential to understand the concept of being diverse yet the same. This understanding raises the conciousness of our most important resource - the minds and hearts of our children, thus ensuring the survival of our planet, ourselves and all species. The author states," Our focus on separateness is creating wars, torture, genocide, global warming, and the destruction of the planet with all it's other life forms. The good news is that by changing our conciousness, we change our thoughts and choices of behavior, thereby creating a world we desire." Children will love this book because of their open minds and love of colorful illustrations. Any parent who wishes serenity for their children and the world will find this book a cornerstone and valuable teaching tool. They'll love the illustrations too! Educators will be able to teach respect, compassion, and tolerance for the planet, each other and our mother earth. This book will uplift the minds, hearts and souls of anyone who reads it.

Cirque Du Soleil R The Spark

Cirque Du Soleil  R  The Spark
Author: John U. Bacon
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 0307374599
ISBN 13: 9780307374592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cirque Du Soleil R The Spark Book Review:

Creativity and innovation are widely recognized as essential to success in business and so many aspects of our lives. For over two decades, Cirque du Soleil has been a world-renowned laboratory of creativity, enthralling audiences by fusing dazzling acrobatics, staging, choreography, and music, along with beautiful costumes and technical effects, to inspire and create magical, almost otherworldly theatrical experiences. In The Spark, Cirque’s former President of Creative Content, Lyn Heward, invites readers inside the world and ideas of Cirque du Soleil through the story of an ordinary man searching for meaning in his work and life. Like so many other people in their careers, sports agent Frank Castle has lost the passion he once had for his job. But a chance encounter with an inspiring Cirque du Soleil director takes him inside Cirque du Soleil to meet the artists, managers, designers, and technicians who create, shape, and perform in their acclaimed shows. As the story unfolds, the artists reveal surprising secrets about the sparks that ignite their creativity–from the pressure of deadlines and the exhilaration that comes from risking it all, to the chance encounters and everyday occurrences that have changed the way they live and work. As Frank comes to discover, every one of us is creative–wherever we work or whatever our job title is–but it’s up to us to tap into that powerful force. As The Spark makes clear, there is no single formula for creative success–each of us must unlock the power of our imagination in our own way. An inspiring tale that draws on behind-the-scenes stories from the most creative people in entertainment as well as some out-of-this-world Cirque du Soleil magic, The Spark is an unparalleled guide on how to make creativity a part of everything you do.

The Spark that Lit the Revolution

The Spark that Lit the Revolution
Author: Robert Henderson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN 10: 1838601074
ISBN 13: 9781838601072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spark that Lit the Revolution Book Review:

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin visited London on six occasions at the beginning of the twentieth century and it was in this city, where Marx wrote Das Kapital, that the roots of Lenin's political thought took shape. This book, from a former curator of the Russian collections at the British Library, tells the story for the first time of Lenin's intriguing relationship with the enigmatic Apollinariya Yakubova – a revolutionary known to her comrades as the 'primeval force of the Black Earth'. The book reveals Lenin's London-based accomplices and political rivals, and sheds new light on his world-view – one which would have such a crucial impact on the twentieth century. This is the first full exploration of the formation of one of the leading political visionaries of his age. Henderson has made a series of stunning archival discoveries, published here for the first time, as well as photographs and details of the Russian revolutionaries (and indeed international police spies) who congregated in the east end of London - known then as the 'Little Russian Island'. Featuring an extraordinary amount of new archival material, this is an essential addition to our knowledge of Lenin the man and of the roots of the Russian revolution.