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  • His Own Man

    A Novel

    by Edgard Telles Ribeiro and 1 more

    From one of Brazil’s eminent authors comes a Machiavellian tale, set during South America’s dirty wars, where the machinations of a consummate diplomat and deceiver ring dangerously true.A charismatic young diplomat in Brazil’s Foreign Ministry, Marcílio Andrade Xavier (Max to his friends and colleagues), renounces his past ideals and becomes an informer for the military regime after their coup in ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Rather His Own Man

    by Geoffrey Robertson

    In this witty, engrossing and sometimes poignant memoir, a sequel to his best-selling The Justice Game, Australia’s inimitable Geoffrey Robertson charts his progress from pimply state schoolboy to top Old Bailey barrister and thence onwards and upwards to a leading role in the struggle for human rights throughout the world.He wryly observes the absurdities of growing up as one of ‘Ming’s kids’; ... Read more

    $26.29 USD

  • His Own Man

    Otto Peltzer: Champion Athlete, Nazi Victim, Indian Hero

    by Donald Macgregor and 1 more

    Born with the 20th century, Otto Peltzer overcame a lonely childhood, beset by illness, to gain a doctorate in sociology and multiple world records on the running track. He competed in two Olympics, but his outspokenness made him persona non grata to the Nazis. His homosexuality was the pretext for a trial which resulted in his being sent for "re-education" to Mauthausen concentration camp. After ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Don Kenyon

    His Own Man

    by Tim Jones

    Don Kenyon was a ‘leader of champions and a champion of leaders’ for good reason: he was his own man. Known as ‘Braddy’ at school – like Don Bradman – he would bat for long periods without getting out. He holds the record as the youngest player to score a century in the Birmingham League First Division. For nineteen seasons he scored over 1,000 runs and captained Worcestershire’s first ... Read more

    $11.89 USD

  • Rather His Own Man

    In Court with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers

    by Geoffrey Robertson

    Geoffrey Robertson led students in the ’60s to demand an end to racism and censorship. He went on to become a top human rights advocate, saving the lives of many death-row inmates, freeing dissidents and taking on tyrants in a career marked by courage, determination and a fierce independence.In this witty, honest and sometimes irreverent memoir, he recalls battles on behalf of George Harrison and ... Read more

    $8.09 USD

  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heart

    True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery

    by Rob Dunn

    The secret history of our most vital organ: the human heart.The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries -- which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived -- to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Out of My Later Years

    The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words

    by Albert Einstein

    An inspiring collection of essays, in which Albert Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher, and humanitarianDivided by subject matter—“Science,” “Convictions and Beliefs,” “Public Affairs,” etc.—these essays consider everything from the need for a “supranational” governing body to control war in the atomic age to freedom in research and education to Jewish ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • A Man of His Own

    by Susan Wilson

    Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words

    by Ludwig van Beethoven and 2 more

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is widely considered to be one of the pre-eminent classical music figures of the Western world. This German musical genius created numerous works that are firmly entrenched in the repertoire. Except for a weakness in composing vocal and operatic music (to which he himself admitted, notwithstanding a few vocal works like the opera “Fidelio” and the song “Adelaide, ” ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Beethoven: the Man and the Artist, as Revealed in his own Words

    by Friedrich Kerst

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is widely considered to be one of the pre-eminent classical music figures of the Western world. This German musical genius created numerous works that are firmly entrenched in the repertoire. Except for a weakness in composing vocal and operatic music (to which he himself admitted, notwithstanding a few vocal works like the opera Fidelio and the song Adelaide,), ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Beethoven, As Revealed In His Own Words: The Man And The Artist

    The Man and the Artist

    by Ludwig van Beethoven and 1 more

    The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical artworks that could enlighten him, so as to become ... Read more

    $6.29 USD

  • SUCCESS & HOW TO ACHIEVE IT

    The Key to Success, Acres of Diamonds, Praying for Money, What You Can Do With Your Will Power & Every Man His Own University -The Ultimate Collection of 5 Self-Help Books on Achieving Success, Education, Fortune & Personal Growth

    by Russell Conwell

    This carefully crafted ebook: "SUCCESS & HOW TO ACHIEVE IT: The Key to Success, Acres of Diamonds, Praying for Money, What You Can Do With Your Will Power & Every Man His Own University" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Russell Conwell (1843-1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as ... Read more

    $0.99 USD