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.
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.
Mary Tudor is often written off as a twisted queen who tried desperately to pull England back to the Catholic Church that was so dear to her mother, and sent many to burn at the stake in the process. This biography argues that Mary, neither boring nor basically bloody, was a hard-working, 'hands on', and decisive queen than is commonly recognized.
Confessions of a Civil Servant is filled with lessons on leading change in government and the military. Bob Stone based the book on thirty years as a revolutionary in government. It comes at a time when the events of 9-11 are sharpening America's demands for government that works at all levels.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known to her family as 'Sisi', belongs to a famous love story of European royalty. In 1853 the Emperor Franz Josef, the most eligible bachelor in Europe, fell in love with her at first sight when she was 15. They were married the next year.