A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill

Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1941
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:HWJTAJ
Hardcover : 370 Pages


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A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill

Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1941
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:HWJTAJ
Hardcover : 370 Pages


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My Early Life by Winston Churchill

Genre : Prime ministers
Editor : Leo Cooper Books
Release : 1989
ISBN-13 : 0850522579
Hardcover : 385 Pages


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This memoir was first published in 1930 and describes the author's school days, his time in the Army, his experiences as a war correspondent and his first years as a member of Parliament.

My Early Life by William II (German Emperor)

Genre : Germany
Editor :
Release : 1926
ISBN-13 : IND:32000001674979
Hardcover : 339 Pages


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Fragrant Orchid by Yoshiko Yamaguchi

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 2015-02-28
ISBN-13 : 9780824854041
Hardcover : 416 Pages


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The acclaimed actress and legendary singer, Yamaguchi Yoshiko (aka Li Xianglan, 1920-2014), emerged from Japan-occupied Manchuria to become a transnational star during the Second Sino-Japanese war. Born to Japanese parents, raised in Manchuria, and educated in Beijing, the young Yamaguchi learned to speak impeccable Mandarin Chinese and received professional training in operatic singing. When recruited by the Manchurian Film Association in 1939 to act in "national policy" films in the service of Japanese imperialism in China, she allowed herself to be presented as a Chinese, effectively masking her Japanese identity in both her professional and private lives. Yamaguchi soon became an unprecedented transnational phenomenon in Manchuria, Shanghai, and Japan itself as the glamorous female lead in such well-known films as Song of the White Orchid (1939), China Nights (1940), Pledge in the Desert (1940), and Glory to Eternity (1943). Her signature songs, including "When Will You Return?" and "The Evening Primrose," swept East Asia in the waning years of the war and remained popular well into the postwar decades. Ironically, although her celebrated international stardom was without parallel in wartime East Asia, she remained a puppet within a puppet state, choreographed at every turn by Japanese film studios in accordance with the expediencies of Japan's continental policy. In a dramatic turn of events after Japan's defeat, she was placed under house arrest in Shanghai by the Chinese Nationalist forces and barely escaped execution as a traitor to China. Her complex and intriguing life story as a convenient pawn, willing instrument, and tormented victim of Japan's imperialist ideology is told in her bestselling autobiography, translated here in full for the first time in English. An addendum reveals her postwar career in Hollywood and Broadway in the 1950s, her friendship with Charlie Chaplin, her first marriage to Isamu Noguchi, and her postwar life as singer, actress, political figure, television celebrity, and private citizen. A substantial introduction by Chia-ning Chang contextualizes Yamaguchi's life and career within the historical and cultural zeitgeist of wartime Manchuria, Japan, and China and the postwar controversies surrounding her life in East Asia.

My Early Life by Winston Spencer Churchill

Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1974
ISBN-13 : OCLC:463248759
Hardcover : 382 Pages


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My Early Life by Sulṭān Ibn-Muḥammad al-Qāsimī (Sharja, Emir)

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : A&C Black
Release : 2011-04-04
ISBN-13 : 9781408814208
Hardcover : 301 Pages


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A unique memoir by the current emir of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates

My Early Life by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : OUP India
Release : 2012-10-18
ISBN-13 : 0198083793
Hardcover : 144 Pages


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This edition of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's My Early Life (1932)-complemented by contextual notes and including close to 45 illustrations-has been specially designed for children and young adults. From childhood days at home, school life, and teenage desires and confessions to the trip to England and struggles as an attorney, and finally his South African years, this book opens a window to Gandhi's early life spanning the years 1869 to 1914.

My Early Life A Roving Commission by Sir Winston Churchill

Genre : Great Britain
Editor :
Release : 1930
ISBN-13 : 7240011224
Hardcover : 392 Pages


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Cold Cream by Ferdinand Mount

Genre : Journalists
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Release : 2008
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105131798816
Hardcover : 368 Pages


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Ferdinand Mount's parents belonged to what came to be called 'Hobohemia', 'a raffish subdivision of the upper class which, like some rare blue butterfly, was to be found only on the Wiltshire Downs'. His uncle was Anthony Powell, and this sparkling memoir reads like a non-fictional A Dance to the Music of Time. It throngs with characters of every shade and hue, from Harold Acton in Florence having his aesthetic flourishes crisply trumped by his outspoken mother, to the wild ways of Donald Maclean; from boneshaking cycling with Peter Fleming to discovering a 14-year-old Miriam Margolyes, 'an opulent tumble of dark curls and puppy fat' reclining on his landlady's hearth rug, hoping to pose for Augustus John. There is the strange nighttime behaviour of a certain royal, together with John Wells, Auberon Waugh and the repugnant and ill-mannered Oswald Mosley, and later on an intimate acquaintance with Margaret Thatcher and her acolytes ('Mr Parkinson would like a word, Prime Minister'). Among the beautifully turned anecdotes is sadness too- the loss of his grandfather, termed 'one of the Paladins of Gallipoli' by Churchill, and the unbearably slow and lonely death of his mother. Very much a memoir of rich experience and slowly gained maturity and happiness, it is a joy to read on every page.