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From My Life

From My Life

  • Author: Richard Willstätter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Autobiography
  • Page: 461
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David Lange

David Lange

My Life

  • Author: David Lange
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742287476
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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David Lange ushered in a revolution in New Zealand when he came to power in 1984, aged just 41. His Labour government introduced sweeping new legislation that unchained the country from its old conservative bonds, established the world's first nuclear free state and let loose a free market economic agenda that radically transformed the country. It was a rapid climb to the very top for the overweight doctor's son from working class South Auckland. As leader during the final years of the Cold War he confronted the agendas of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and lived through the political upheavals of the fall of the Soviet Union, post-apartheid South Africa and Rajiv Ghandi's India. Along the way he memorably defeated the Reverend Jerry Falwell in a famous Oxford Union debate about the morality and sanity of the nuclear arms race, and negotiated the aftermath of the tragic bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French agents in Auckland harbour.

Hole in My Life

Hole in My Life

  • Author: Jack Gantos
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 9780374706104
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 208
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Becoming a writer the hard way In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college tuition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos – once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell – moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. This title has Common Core connections. Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

If I Played My Life

If I Played My Life

Poems by People with Schizophrenia

  • Author: Kate Goldsmith
  • Publisher: Bayeux Arts
  • ISBN: 9781896209098
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 112
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Collected under the aegis of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, these moving poems represent the work of a handful of unknown poets, who were taught the elements of writing poetry by our amazing editor, Kate Goldsmith. This volume of Canadian poetry has sold over 2,000 copies.

My Life Today

My Life Today

  • Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
  • Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • ISBN: 9780828015172
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 377
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The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life

  • Author: Helen Keller
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605206881
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 82
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*The Story of My Life* may be the most extraordinary autobiography ever written. Its author was only 22 when it was published, in 1903, but her life to that point had already been most uncommon: she had been rendered deaf, blind, and later mute by an illness at the age of 19 months, and only years later learned to read, speak, and understand others through the dedication of a teacher extraordinary in her own right. American author and activist HELEN ADAMS KELLER (1880-1968) became famous thanks to *The Story of My Life,* which was later adapted for stage and screen in various incarnations under the title *The Miracle Worker,* a reference to that special teacher, Annie Sullivan. Here, in her own words, is Keller's firsthand experience of the dawning of enlightenment on the severely isolated child she was, and her evolution into the educated and erudite young woman she became.

Story of My Life

Story of My Life

The Autobiography of George Sand

  • Author: George Sand
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791405802
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1162
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My Life in France

My Life in France

  • Author: Julia Child,Alex Prud'homme
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 9780307264725
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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The bestselling story of Julia’s years in France—and the basis for Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams—in her own words. Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, Julia Child was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia’s unforgettable story—struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took the Childs across the globe—unfolds with the spirit so key to Julia’s success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of America’s most endearing personalities.

My Life

My Life

  • Author: Benvenuto Cellini
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192828491
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 472
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"Men like Benvenuto, unique in their profession, need not be subject to the law." --Pope Paul III on learning that Cellini had murdered a fellow artist Benvenuto Cellini was beloved in Renaissance Florence. A renowned sculptor and goldsmith whose works include the famous salt-cellar made for the King of France, and the statue of Perseus with the head of the Medusa, Cellini's life was as vivid and enthralling as his creations. A man of action as well as an artist, he took part in the Sack of Rome in 1527; he was temperamental, passionate, and conceited, capable of committing criminal acts ranging from brawling and sodomy to theft and murder. He numbered among his patrons popes and kings and members of the Medici family, and his autobiography is a fascinating account of sixteenth-century Italy and France written with all the verve of a novel. This new translation, which captures the freshness and vivacity of the original, is based on the latest critical edition. It examines in detail the central event in Cellini's narrative, the casting of the statue of Perseus. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

My Life

My Life

The Authobiography of an Egyptian Scholar, Writer and Cultural Leader

  • Author: Aḥmad Amīn
  • Publisher: Brill Archive
  • ISBN: 9789004056312
  • Category: Authors, Egyptian
  • Page: 242
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Ahmad Amin (1886-1954) was one of that remarkable cohort of Egyptian intellectuals all born a few years either side of 1890, a group whose prolific literary output largely defined and expressed the dominant liberal trend in Egyptian intellectual and cultural life in the period of the parliamentary monarchy from the 1920s through the 1940s. The autobiographical statements of two members of this group, Salamah Musa and Taha Husayn, have previously been made available in English translations. Now the reader unfamiliar with Arabic has an English version of Amin's autobiography to complement those of Musa and Husayn and to illuminate the cultural trends of a most important period of modern Egyptian and Arab history. -- from http://www.jstor.org (Dec. 10, 2013).