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By Abbas Milani. 1996
A college professor in California reminisces about his childhood in a strictly religious Muslim home in Iran. At fifteen he… was sent to the U.S. for a Western education. He returned to Tehran with a Ph.D. in political science, was imprisoned for ideological reasons, and eventually chose exile. His reflections offer insights into two strongly contrasting cultures. c1996.
By Tania Alexander. 1987
After fleeing revolutionary Russia, Tania's family settled in Estonia. Tania and her brother grew up in semi-poverty, raised by aunts… and servants while their mother, Baroness Budberg, had love affairs with H.G. Wells, Robert Bruce Lockhart, Maxim Gorky, and other well-known figures. Previously published as "A little of all these". 1988, c1987. Uniform title: Little of all these
By Eva Figes. 2003
This captivating memoir explores the relationship between the author and her young granddaughter, whose questions about Figes's upbringing unwittingly opens… a door into the author's privileged childhood in Germany. But when the Nazis rose to power, Figes and her family fled to England, leaving her own grandparents behind. 2003.
By Rita Golden Gelman. 2001
When Rita Golden Gelman traveled to Mexico during a two-month separation from her husband, she hoped to satisfy an old… craving for adventure and, in the process, rejuvenate herself and her marriage. Little did she know it was the beginning of a new life, not just as a divorcée, but as a nomad of the world. 2001.
By Robert J Kershaw. 2009
Ex-soldier and military historian Robert Kershaw brings to life the grime, the grease and the fury of a tank battle… through the voices of ordinary men and women who lived and fought in those fearsome machines. This text draws on newly researched personal testimony from the crucial battles of the First and Second World Wars. 2009.
By Chris Tarrant. 2005
A passionate angler, Chris Tarrant's interest in bears was first triggered by sightings of grizzlies whilst fishing in the wilds… of Canada. For years he harboured a plan to mount an expedition in search of their most ferocious cousins, polar bears. They are to be found in greatest numbers in the extreme north of Norway, about 400 miles south of the pole, near Svalbard. This is a record of that trip, and a homage to the power and beauty of one of the most ferocious predators left on earth. 2005.
By Jacob Liberman. 1995
Drawing on his own experiences and the success of the people he has treated, Liberman reveals how the fundamental self-healing… properties of the body/mind connection can change the way you see the world. Liberman focuses on the intimate connection between "eyesight" and "insight" and makes it clear that changing our awareness and perceptions is the best "prescription" of all. 1995.
By Bonnie Tiburzi. 1984
The author describes how she was hired by a major airline and gives details of her career as flight engineer… and co-pilot. She includes some of the harassment she and other female pilots have faced. 1984.
By Nicole Dryburgh. 2010
Nicole went through surgery to remove a malignant tumour on her spine, then radiotherapy, a brain haemorrhage, blindness, loss of… movement, chemotherapy, more chemotherapy, loss of hearing, more radiotherapy, and more surgery. Nicole also has raised thousands of pounds for charity, passed GCSE English after just 6 months' study, gone abseiling, visited New York, had meetings with royalty and government ministers, been the subject of a BBC TV documentary, won numerous national and local awards, and worked for the Teenage Cancer Trust. "Talk to the Hand" is a continuation of Nicole's very full life story, and includes her tips for overcoming setbacks and crises. 2010.
By Terry Waite. 1993
In his prison cell, Terry Waite wrote his autobiography in his head. This is his own heart-rending account of how… he survived for 1,763 days in captivity, almost four years of which were in solitary confinement. He reveals the inner strengths which helped him endure the savage treatment he received from his captors; he tells of his constant struggle to maintain his faith and of his resolve not to have any regrets, false sentimentality or self pity. 1993.
Most people want to change their lives for the better but don't know how. Cirocco gives readers an opportunity to… assess their strengths and weaknesses and diagnose why they haven't taken the step. She then teaches how to take action by crystallizing goals and dreams, and shows how to nurture faith in ourselves and remove personal obstacles to accomplish our life's work. c2001.
By Tom Mulcair. 2015
The inside story of Thomas Mulcair's rise from modest beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the… headlines, who he is, how he thinks, and the struggles he faced - from fighting sexual misconduct, to protecting our environment, to his work alongside Jack Layton leading the NDP to a historic breakthrough in Quebec. Bestseller. 2015.
By Peter Pagnamenta, Momoko Williams. 2006
Arthur Hart-Synnot, a third-generation British officer, was sent to Japan in 1904 to learn the language of Britain's newest ally.… Masa Suzuki, a beautiful Japanese woman scorned because of an early divorce, worked at the Tokyo Officers' Club. The two fell immediately in love and conceived a son before Arthur was whisked away by the military during WWI. Though Arthur would only see Masa little, he supported his Japanese family and kept alive the hope that he and Masa could live together blissfully. 2006.
By Mel Tillis, Walter H Wager. 1985
Reminiscences of a successful Nashville singer and songwriter whose comic use of his stuttering has brought him extra recognition. Discusses… the breakup of a 20-year marriage and a remarriage in 1979. 1985.
By Hans Selye. 1974
D'une façon directe et simple, un expert dit ce qu'est le stress, ce qu'il n'est pas. Tout homme a besoin… de travailler. Les vrais malheureux sont ceux qui n'ont d'intérêt pour rien. (Ré-enregistré) 1988, c1974. Titre uniforme: Stress without distress.
By Miriam Toews. 2000
Speaking in the voice of her deceased father, Miriam Toews recounts his lifelong battle with depression that led to his… eventual suicide. Mel Toews was a bubbly, creative and talkative teacher in Manitoba, who privately struggled with depression and personal torment. The author chronicles his experiences, as she imagines he would have told them.
By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Leslie Godwin. 2005
Everyone feels stressed. Everyone knows they should do something about it. But no one wants to be lectured. This book… gives people the basic tools they need to slow down, breathe deep and enjoy everything life has to offer. Includes advice on and stories about work, home, kids, diet and dealing with the stress of loved ones. 2005.
By Roger Warner, Haing S Ngor. 1988
Haing Ngor won an Academy Award for his performance as Dith Pran in the film "The Killing Fields" but his… own story, of his experiences in Cambodia in the 1970s, is far more harrowing. He tells it simply, without embellishment; but his book is shocking - he even suggests that some readers may prefer to skip one chapter. It is a story of love, death and incredible courage; a battle against starvation, torture and ideological oppression. Descriptions of violence. 1988.
By Daniel Todd Gilbert. 2006
Harvard psychologist uses anecdotes and scientific research to argue that people cannot predict what will make them happy. Claims that… individuals cannot accurately envision their future and are often surprised at how it really turns out. 2006.
By Ralph Leighton, Richard P Feynman, Edward Hutchings. 1985
Richard Feynman is one of the world's greatest physicists. He is also a man who has fallen into adventure. He… is perhaps the only person to have been judged both mentally defective by a United States Army psychiatrist and worthy of the Nobel Prize by the Swedish Academy. 1985.