Spitfire pilot Doug Brown's RAF experiences. The first solo in a Spitfire was almost his last and he crashed on his first operation. It was a life of contrasts: the thrill of flying; the loss of fellow airmen; anticipation of combat; the boredom of 'readiness'; indulgent mess banquets; pranks and comradeship; and the unrelenting toil of war.
Presents the biography of Roy Jenkins who was a Prime Minister of Britain. This books shows how he drove through the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the legalisation of abortion, abolished theatre censorship and introduced the first legislation to outlaw discrimination on grounds of both race and gender.
Madame Ambassador is an intimate description of what being an ambassador is really like. Tova Herzl draws on her twenty-one year career and shares her unique experiences as a single, Jewish orthodox woman serving as Israel's Ambassador to paint a vivid, entertaining picture of the lives and work of contemporary diplomats.
Benser explores the kaleidoscopic world of twenty-first-century pianism through a series of extended interviews with eight major pianists. Interviewees talk with Benser about such matters as their first experiences at the piano, the meaning of musicianship to them, and the joys and difficulties of a professional career doing what they love.
Includes 2 DVDs: Winston Churchill, a Giant in the Century, featuring remastered and colourised archival sources; and Churchill's Island, the 1941 Oscar-winning documentary from the National Film Board of Canada.
Autism rates are on the rise, and many parents wonder what the lives of their children may be like in the future. This story of one woman's experience growing up with Asperger's illustrates both the experiences and obstacles someone on the spectrum may face-and offers hope that they may lead successful, rewarding, and very rich lives.
Overnight, the flame-haired the author became a heroine for fashion insiders and the general public alike. This title shares the excitement and vision that go into producing so many unforgettable fashion images.
"Enter Audrey Hepburn's private world in this unique biography compiled by her son that combines recollections, anecdotes, excerpts from her personal correspondence, drawings, and recipes for her favorite dishes written in her own hand, and more than 250 previously unpublished personal family photographs"--Amazon.com.
This biography covers Livingstone's life and examines his relationship with his family who were the main casualties of his endless explorations. It looks at his legacy through to the modern day; he was an immensely curious person and made many observations of the flora and fauna. His legacy includes maps, geographical observations and samples.
How do human beings show their love? With smiles! Ingrid Marn has been travelling the world since she was a child, capturing people in diverse locations and situations, yet with so much in common. This book is a celebration of life and humanity, containing the heart-warming affirmation that we are positively and delightfully all connected.