Publisher :Chronicle Books Release Date :2020-03-24 ISBN :1797203398 Pages :84 pages Rating :4.7/5 (972 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review I Know This to Be True: Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Geoff Blackwell:
Download or read book I Know This to Be True: Ruth Bader Ginsburg written by Geoff Blackwell and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2020-03-24 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The I Know This to Be True series is a collection of extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answering the same questions, as well as sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom. The inimitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former associate justice of the US Supreme Court, embodied the power of persistence and integrity. Throughout her legal career, spanning nearly five decades, she was an unwavering force for progress and a leading voice for equality and justice. Here, she reflects on her many years of service to the law, as well as her family life and struggle with cancer. With disarming honesty, Ginsburg discusses everything from gender equality and fitness to literature and the importance of hard work. Strong, hopeful and wise, this empowering book for women and teen girls stands as a guide for budding feminists and those who fight for justice around the world. Inspired by Nelson Mandela's legacy and created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, I Know This to Be True is a global series of empowering books created to spark a new generation of leaders. This series offers encouragement and guidance to graduates, future leaders, and anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the world. • Other luminaries interviewed in the I Know This to Be True series include: Nelson Mandela, Brian Stevenson, Gloria Steinem, Greta Thunberg, Stephen Curry, Rene Redzepi, and Simone Biles. • Royalties from sales of the series support the free distribution of material from the series to the world's developing economy countries.
Publisher :Chronicle Books Release Date :2020-03-24 ISBN :1797203401 Pages :84 pages Rating :4.7/5 (972 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review I Know This to Be True: Gloria Steinem by Geoff Blackwell:
Download or read book I Know This to Be True: Gloria Steinem written by Geoff Blackwell and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2020-03-24 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The I Know This to Be True series is a collection of extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answering the same questions, as well as sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom. In this remarkable interview, feminist icon and social justice activist Gloria Steinem shares stories from her more than fifty years working as a tireless advocate and award-winning journalist. Steinem looks back on the formative lessons of her life, including how her unconventional childhood shaped her worldview, why listening and empathy are the guiding principles in her work, and why laughter is the key to freedom. • Gloria Steinem has devoted her life to challenging discrimination against women • Steinem's words are a beacon for a new generation of social activists and a call to follow your convictions with courage and grace • This landmark book series brims with messages of leadership, courage, compassion, and hope Inspired by Nelson Mandela's legacy and created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, I Know This to Be True is a global series of books created to spark a new generation of leaders. This series offers encouragement and guidance to graduates, future leaders, and anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the world. • Royalties from sales of the series support the free distribution of material from the series to the world's developing economy countries • Great for those who loved Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher, Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela, and My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Publisher :Quivertree Publications Release Date :2016-07-18 ISBN :1928209726 Pages :372 pages Rating :4.9/5 (282 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Great South African Cookbook by Various contributors:
Download or read book Great South African Cookbook written by Various contributors and published by Quivertree Publications. This book was released on 2016-07-18 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 67 of South Africa's finest cooks, chefs, gardeners, bakers, farmers, foragers and local food heroes let us into their homes - and their hearts - as they share the recipes they make for the people they love. Each recipe is accompanied by stunning original photography that captures the essence of our beautiful country. Featuring over 130 recipes, from tried and true classics to contemporary fare, The Great South African Cookbook showcases the diversity and creativity of South Africa's vibrant, unique food culture.
Publisher :Liveright Publishing Release Date :2018-07-10 ISBN :1631491180 Pages :640 pages Rating :4.6/5 (314 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela:
Download or read book The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela written by Nelson Mandela and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2018-07-10 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: One of NPR's Great Reads of 2018 An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth. Arrested in 1962 as South Africa’s apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African National Congress activist Nelson Mandela had no idea that he would spend the next twenty-seven years in jail. During his 10,052 days of incarceration, the future leader of South Africa wrote a multitude of letters to unyielding prison authorities, fellow activists, government officials, and, most memorably, to his courageous wife, Winnie, and his five children. Now, 255 of these letters, many of which have never been published, provide exceptional insight into how Mandela maintained his inner spirits while living in almost complete isolation, and how he engaged with an outside world that became increasingly outraged by his plight. Organized chronologically and divided by the four venues in which he was held as a sentenced prisoner, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela begins in Pretoria Local Prison, where Mandela was held following his 1962 trial. In 1964, Mandela was taken to Robben Island Prison, where a stark existence was lightened only by visits and letters from family. After eighteen years, Mandela was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison, a large complex outside of Cape Town with beds and better food, but where he and four of his comrades were confined to a rooftop cell, apart from the rest of the prison population. Finally, Mandela was taken to Victor Verster Prison in 1988, where he was held until his release on February 11, 1990. With accompanying facsimiles of some of his actual letters, this landmark volume reveals how Mandela, a lawyer by training, advocated for prisoners’ human rights. It reveals him to be a loving father, who wrote to his daughter, “I sometimes wish science could invent miracles and make my daughter get her missing birthday cards and have the pleasure of knowing that her Pa loves her,” aware that photos and letters he sent had simply disappeared. More painful still are the letters written in 1969, when Mandela—forbidden from attending the funerals of his mother and his son Thembi—was reduced to consoling family members through correspondence. Yet, what emerges most powerfully is Mandela’s unfaltering optimism: “Honour belongs to those who never forsake the truth even when things seem dark & grim, who try over and & over again, who are never discouraged by insults, humiliation & even defeat.” Whether providing unwavering support to his also-imprisoned wife or outlining a human-rights philosophy that resonates today, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela reveals the heroism of a man who refused to compromise his moral values in the face of extraordinary punishment. Ultimately, these letters position Mandela as one of the most inspiring figures of the twentieth century. From The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela “A new world will be won not by those who stand at a distance with their arms folded, but by those who are in the arena, whose garments are torn by storms & whose bodies are maimed in the course of contest.” “I am convinced that floods of personal disaster can never drown a determined revolutionary nor can the cumulus of misery that accompanies tragedy suffocate him.” “My respect for human beings is based, not on the colour of a man’s skin nor authority he may wield, but purely on merit.” “A good pen can also remind us of the happiest moments in our lives, bring noble ideas into our dens, our blood & our souls. It can turn tragedy into hope & victory.”
Publisher :Chronicle Books Release Date :2013-10 ISBN :145213376X Pages :296 pages Rating :4.4/5 (521 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Flower by :
Download or read book Flower written by and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2013-10 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In this collection, Andrew Zuckerman, beloved photographer of Creature and Bird, moves from fauna to flora, turning his lens onto the most beautiful specimens of the plant kingdom. Spectacular close-up images of 150 flower species, both exotic and familiar, are lovingly captured in Zuckerman's bold yet sensitive signature style. Showcased against pure white backgrounds, the complexity of color and structure in each specimen is revealed—creating flower portraits of astonishing radiance and detail. Zuckerman's award-winning minimalism serves as the perfect foil for these lush natural wonders. A rich visual tour of nature's most beloved beauties, this substantial tome is a timeless treasure for flower lovers, garden enthusiasts, photography buffs, and collectors of Zuckerman's work.
Publisher : Release Date :2014-10 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating :4.:/5 (3 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review FCC Record by United States. Federal Communications Commission:
Download or read book FCC Record written by United States. Federal Communications Commission and published by . This book was released on 2014-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :ReadHowYouWant.com Release Date :2011-04-04 ISBN :1459616332 Pages :233 pages Rating :4.4/5 (596 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review All Blacks Don't Cry by John Kirwan:
Download or read book All Blacks Don't Cry written by John Kirwan and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2011-04-04 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through. 'John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. But nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of torment. Afflicted with depression for many years including those as a high-profile sportsman. Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life. It is a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'this will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.'
Publisher :Government Printing Office Release Date :2014-05-02 ISBN :9780160919220 Pages :1268 pages Rating :4.9/5 (192 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Official Congressional Directory by Joint Committee on Printing:
Download or read book Official Congressional Directory written by Joint Committee on Printing and published by Government Printing Office. This book was released on 2014-05-02 with total page 1268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Directory includes directory information for Congress, including officers, committees, and Congressional advisory boards, commissions and other groups, and legislative agencies; for the Executive branch including the Executive office of the president, each Cabinet agency, independent agencies, commisions and boards; for the Judiciary; for the goverment of the District of Columbia; for selected international organizations; for foreign diplomatic Offices in the United States; and for the Congressional press galleries. Includes also a short statistical section and Congressional district maps.
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2016-10-20 ISBN :1472118170 Pages :320 pages Rating :4.4/5 (721 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Lucky Lupin by Charlie Mortimer:
Download or read book Lucky Lupin written by Charlie Mortimer and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-10-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Lucky Lupin is a poignant yet light-hearted story of survival against the odds, based on Charlie Mortimer's life with HIV/Aids during the early years (1984-1996), when there was neither treatment nor cure. Using a combination of good luck, gallows humour, Fray Bentos pies and copious quantities of Solpadeine, Charlie survived not only the illness but the hysteria that accompanied the so-called 'gay plague'. Anyone infected became a social pariah; had the local launderette got word of his illness they wouldn't have washed his sheets but burnt them. Whilst taking full responsibility for the consequences of his behaviour - 'The fact is you don't get AIDS from watching telly' - Charlie initially took to the sofa and prepared for death, but, in time, he found the inner strength required to confront his fatal diagnosis, becoming, among other things, an antiques dealer and contemporary art collector. With blistering and often hilarious candour Charlie also recounts his childhood where he developed a passion for cars, cultivated by his adventurous mother 'Nidnod', his dizzying array of careers and somewhat curious domestic arrangements including the 'adoption' of a bank robber for twelve years. He also confronts head on his experiences of coming to terms with confused sexuality, addiction, epilepsy and clinical depression before finding lasting contentment. Praise for Dear Lupin: 'As well as being the funniest book I've read in ages, it's also extremely touching. A delight then, on every front.' The Spectator 'Very, very funny.' Sunday Times 'Wry, trenchant, often extremely funny, but also charmingly forbearing and forgiving.' Country Life
Publisher :NYLA Release Date :2018-11-14 ISBN :164197060X Pages :141 pages Rating :4.6/5 (419 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Darlington Letters by Tracy Grant:
Download or read book The Darlington Letters written by Tracy Grant and published by NYLA. This book was released on 2018-11-14 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Glittering chandeliers reveal dark secrets Former spies and London society favorites Malcolm and Mélanie Suzanne Rannoch are back home, and delighted that their dear friends, Raoul O'Roarke and Laura Tarrington, are finally free to marry. But what should be an occasion for joy is soon/quickly marred by a blackmail attempt. To aid an old friend, the Rannochs must resume a life of espionage and adventure, facing an attack at the London docks and infiltrating a Mayfair ball in disguise to retrieve stolen letters. They soon realize the stolen documents they seek could upend the British government—and the secrets Malcolm and Mélanie uncover hit unexpectedly—and dangerously—close to home... "Shimmers like the finest salons in Vienna." —Deborah Crombie "Meticulous, delightful, and full of surprises." —Tasha Alexander "Glittering balls, deadly intrigue, sexual scandals. . .the next best thing to actually being there!"— Lauren Willig "A superb storyteller."— Deanna
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2018-01-12 ISBN :1351771817 Pages :224 pages Rating :4.3/5 (517 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review British Artists and the Modernist Landscape by Ysanne Holt:
Download or read book British Artists and the Modernist Landscape written by Ysanne Holt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-01-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Title first published in 2003. In this detailed study of the landscapes and rural scenes of Britain and France made by artists like George Clausen, Philip Wilson Steer, Augustus John, Laura Knight, J. D. Fergusson and Spencer Gore, Ysanne Holt investigates the imaginary geographies behind the pictures and reconsiders the relationship between national identity, 'Englishness' and the native landscape. Combining close investigation of important works with a broader enquiry into the appeal of the Mediterranean for an age preoccupied with cultural degeneracy and bodily health, Ysanne Holt draws fascinating conclusions about the impact of modernism on the British tradition of landscape painting.
Publisher :NYLA Release Date :2020-05-14 ISBN :164197141X Pages :402 pages Rating :4.6/5 (419 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Tavistock Plot by Tracy Grant:
Download or read book The Tavistock Plot written by Tracy Grant and published by NYLA. This book was released on 2020-05-14 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: London, 1820. Britain and Continental Europe teeter on the edge of upheaval, but Mélanie Rannoch tells herself she’s left behind the dangers of the spy game and the sometimes equally-perilous intrigues of London society as she prepares for the premiere of her first play. Until her children stumble upon the body of the Hon. Lewis Thornsby in the wings of the Tavistock Theatre. Suddenly, Mélanie and her husband, Malcolm, plunge into an investigation that cuts closer to their former life of espionage than they would have thought possible. Thornsby, a seemingly guileless young man about town, was part of the Levellers, a secret group of reformers whose leader is a friend of the Rannochs. A paper on Thornsby’s body hints at a plot to assassinate a member of the royal family. Was Thornsby the would-be assassin or was he killed because he had learned too much? Is the plot genuine or an attempt to entrap and discredit the Levellers? As their investigation takes them from gin-soaked Covent Garden alleys to Mayfair drawing rooms, the Rannochs learn Lewis Thornsby was not at all what he seemed. Whether his death is tied to the assassination, the pretty young actress he was willing to give up his fortune for, or his unexpected links to the Continent, someone was very determined he take his secrets to the grave. And if Mélanie and Malcolm can’t uncover those secrets, their fate (along with that of their closest friends and Britain itself) may be in deadly peril.