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By James Herriot. 1976
James is now married and living with his wife on the top floor of Skeldale House, while Siegfried, his former… boss and now partner, lives downstairs with Siegfried's brother Tristan. James continues the rewarding life of a country vet, bumping over the dales in his small dog-filled car and meeting a host of unforgettable characters. 1976.
By James Herriot. 1975
This is the first book in the series about a Yorkshire veterinary practice by the newest member to "the firm".… With his wry wit and generous warmth he introduces his readers to many local characters as he goes on a daily round of calls wrestling with the ailments of the wide variety of animals he treats. Contains the first 2 books of the series: "If only they could talk" (DC00438) and "It shouldn't happen to a vet" (DC00944) as well as the first 3 chapters of "Let sleeping vets lie" (DC05525). Followed by "All things bright and beautiful". 1975.
By Steve Lopez. 2008
Los Angeles Times columnist describes his relationship with Nathaniel Ayers, a former student at Juilliard, who became homeless after succumbing… to paranoid schizophrenia. Lopez discusses his and his readers' efforts to expose callous treatment of Ayers and relates Ayers's attempts at recovery. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2008.
By Anthea Bell, Władysław Szpilman. 1999
Wladyslaw Szpilman was a young Jewish pianist who, uniquely, managed to stay alive in Warsaw throughout World War II. Immediately… afterwards, he wrote this account of his experiences during the war. 1999.
By Slavomir Rawicz. 1956
Slavomir Rawicz was an officer in the Polish Cavalry during World War II. In 1941, he and six fellow prisoners… escaped from a Siberian labour camp and walked across 4,000 miles of forbidding terrain to freedom. This is their story. 1956.
By T. E. Thomas Edward Lawrence. 1935
This classic autobiography features an account of the Arab revolt against the Turks during World War I, encompassing gross acts… of cruelty and revenge, through which Lawrence weaves rich character portraits, philosophical observations and insights into his own complex personality. 1935.
By Homer H Hickam. 1998
A retired NASA engineer reminisces about his boyhood in the Sputnik era in West Virginia, when his first rocket attempt… burned down his mother's garden fence. He and his friends improved their models culminating in winning the 1960 National Science Fair. The movie October Sky is based on this book. 1998.
By Alice Kuipers. 2019
Carley Allison was an up-and-coming young figure skater and singer who died tragically at the age of 18 of a… cancer so rare there were only seven cases in the world. In this book, you will come to know Carley in her own words and in the words of the people who knew and loved her. Kuipers weaves the memories of Carley's friends, family, and boyfriend with the blog Carley kept throughout her journey, from the moment she was diagnosed until her final months of searching for treatment that would keep the disease at bay. Kuipers also recreates pivotal moments from Carley's point of view, acting as ventriloquist for a voice lost too young. This book is built around the words she lived by, both in sickness and in health. Above all, again and again, she summed up her philosophy in two words: always smile. For senior high readers. 2019.
With three beautiful children, a new house, and financial security, John and Aileen Crowley had it all until their two… youngest children were diagnosed with Pompe disease and given only months to live. Refusing to accept a death sentence, John quit his job and invested in a biotechnology start-up to find a cure. Battling scientific setbacks, conflict of interest accusations, and business troubles, John and Aileen were tested to their limits as a revolutionary new treatment for the disease was found. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2010.
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.
Les figures de l'ombre: le rêve américain et l'histoire inédite des mathématiciennes noires qui ont aidé les États-Unis à remporter la course spatiale
By Margot Lee Shetterly, Johan-Frédérik Hel-Guedj. 2017
L'histoire extraordinaire de trois scientifiques Afro-Américaines qui ont propulsé les Etats-Unis en tête de la conquête spatiale. Les ordinateurs de… couleur . Tel était le descriptif de poste des mathématiciennes afro-américaines Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson et Christine Darden, employées à la NASA dans les années soixante. Armées de simples crayons, règles et calculatrices, très loin des ordinateurs hyper performants que nous connaissons aujourd'hui, ces quatre scientifiques ont permis la réussite de la mission de John Glenn en 1962 : il fut le premier astronaute américain en orbite, dix mois seulement après Youri Gagarine. Grâce à ces femmes, les Etats-Unis devaient prendre la tête de la course à la conquête spatiale. Pourtant, leurs noms sont restés inconnus du grand public pendant plus de cinquante ans. Dans une Amérique des années soixante rongée par la ségrégation raciale (à la NASA, Blancs et Noirs de déjeunaient pas à la même table), sans compter le sexisme auquel elles devaient faire face, leurs carrières ont été pour ainsi dire oblitérées. C'est après un travail de recherche très méticuleux que Margot Lee Shetterly réhabilite aujourd'hui leur histoire dans ce document exceptionnel, adapté au cinéma par Hollywood. 2017.
By Thomas Hauser. 1982
Un journaliste américain vivant au Chili est arrêté chez lui quelques jours après le coup d'état de 1973. Un mois… plus tard son cadavre sera identifié à la morgue de Santiago. Sa femme et son père veulent faire toute la lumière sur cette affaire. Descriptions régulières de violence. 1982. Titre uniforme: Execution of Charles Horman.
By Jennifer Worth. 2012
In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in… London's East End slums. While delivering babies all over the city, Jenny encounters a colourful cast of women - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives, to the woman with twenty-four children who can't speak English, to the prostitutes of the city's seedier side. Basis of the BBC TV series. Followed by "Shadows of the workhouse". 2012.
By James R Hansen. 2018
On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch thirty-eight-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person… ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those few he uttered at that historic moment. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also--as James R. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important authorized biography--misunderstood. Armstrong's accomplishments as an engineer, a test pilot, and an astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen's unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over. 2018.
By Margot Shetterly. 2016
The amazing true story of four African American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments… in our space program. Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country. For grades 3-6. 2019 Coretta Scott King Honor Book for Best Illustration. 2016.
Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
By Margot Lee Shetterly. 2016
Before John Glenn orbited Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as… “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. The book follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. Bestseller. 2016.