• Autobiography: general
      March 2016

      Rockhopper Copper

      Life and Police Work On the World's Most Remote Inhabited Island Tristan Da Cunha

      by Conrad Glass

      Conrad Glass is a policeman with the loneliest beat in the world: he patrols the remote island of Tristan da Cunha in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. No aircraft can land there and few ships pass his way. Much of his work concerns the conservation of some of the rarest species, including the Rockhopper penguin. Rockhopper Copper is the story of the Tristan islanders, told by a direct descendant of the first settler there 200 years ago.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2009

      Sorbonne Confidential

      by Laurel Zuckerman

      After losing her high tech job in Paris, Alice Wunderland dreams of a new, unemployment-proof career as English teacher and decides to dedicate a year to training for France's prestigious competitive exam; After all, she reasons, how hard can it be for an educated American to pass a test in English? She enrolls at the Sorbonne, but her Arizona English fails to impress. Even Shakespeare's English falls short. Only one English will do: Sorbonne English! Even while learning this new language, Alice vows to investigate: Why devise an English exam that few native speakers can pass ? Could this explain why French schoolchildren rank last for English skills in Europe? Is it true that Frenchness is a question of formatting? If so, can a foreigner even one with French nationality ever become truly French? As riots break out in France among the children of immigrants, Alice cannot help but wonder: could there be any connection between her bewildering experience and theirs? A hilarious, hair-raising insider's look at the esoteric world of French Education. (Harriet Welty Rochefort --author of French Toast).

    • Biography & True Stories
      January 2012

      The Coconut Comes in Due Season

      by David Hurd

      Once the only man, black or white, to be taken into Somalia by the Shifta and live to tell the tale. Author of Kidnap at Kiunga. Mombasa Malindi Kenya Africa. biography, entrepreneurship, trial and error. Hut, restaurant, sail, fishing. Malindi’s Robinson Crusoe. Lion, hippo, snake, velvet monkeys, wild animals. Indian Ocean, dhow, creek, island. Swahili culture, Giriama tribes. Palm wine, biriani, ugali. Foreword by Aamera Jiwaji.

    • Biography: general

      Walk, Don't Run

      A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir

      by Steven Jae Johnson

      “An epic story of show-biz dreams.”—Mike Foley “It’s this generation’s American Graffiti — it’s Happy Days slammed into Resurrection Boulevard.”—Rick Marcelli “Johnson’s memory for the adventures we shared breaking into show business is seamless.”—Edward James Olmos “Like a front-row seat to the action when rock ‘n’ roll was still young and exciting!”—Jason Liller Kids, This Is Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir Made on the 1960s Sunset Strip in Hollywood Here is a story that is glamorous, inspiring, and gritty — a marvelous fusion of the ups, downs, and in-betweens of life and music and passion in 1960s Hollywood, California, the place where dreams are made and chased and, sometimes, die. When Steven “Rusty” Johnson, Eddie Olmos, and Joey Zagarino met in high school in 1962, the sky was the limit and rock ‘n’ roll stardom was a record deal away. These three friends forged a life-long friendship that would take them through triumph and tragedy, victory and defeat, success and failure — all in the pursuit of reaching the rock ‘n’ roll dream. This is not only the story of three dreamers, it is a true tale that shows that success — and life — is about taking it from the top, catching a good groove, and taking it one beat at a time. SOUNDTRACK INCLUDED WITH BOOK AND EBOOK! Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir is about passion and dreams — and music. That’s why this incredible book comes complete with an incredible soundtrack! When you get the book, you’ll also get the album that The Pacific Ocean featuring Edward James Olmos singin’ and screamin’ on vocals while Steven “Rusty” Johnson pounds away on the drums. All of it digitally remastered in high-quality mp3 format beautifully tagged and ready to be transferred to you favorite music device. It’s a riveting and exciting album that will take you back to a time when the music was loud, the cars were fast, and dreams were a record deal away. Track List of Album: 16 Tons • Road to Hell • My Shrink • Subterranean Homesick Blues • Track of My Tears • I Can’t Stand It • I Wanna Testify • 99 1⁄2 • Mickey’s Monkey (If you purchased the book or ebook elsewhere, please visit www.WalkDontRunTheBook.com to claim your soundtrack. You’re going to love it!)

    • Autobiography: general
      August 2016

      The Big Cat Man

      An Autobiography

      by Jonathan Scott

      This new autobiography by Jonathan Scott reveals the extraordinary life of one of the word's most popular wildlife celebrities, who rose to international fame as presenter of Big Cat Diary, one of the BBC's most popular and long-running wildlife series. Artist, safari guide, author and TV personality, Jonathan's observations of wildlife over the eyars prompt him to reflect on his own life, revealing a side to his character that he has struggled to overcome since childhoold. Aged nearly forty, he finally finds peace through meeting and marrying his wife, Anglea, but their world is changed forever the day that Angie is diagnosed wtih a cranial aneurism requiring urgent brain surgery. Facing up to that challenge draws them even closer together and leads them on a spiritual journey to rival anything they have underaken before. Ultimately The Big Cat Man is a love story: one man's infatuation with Africa and his unfailing devotion to the woman who shares his passion. Jonathan's writing makes for a fascinating safari through a live lived in the world's most spectacular wilderness area. His book raises uncomfortable questions about the future of wildlife on a continent where the needs of the people sometimes seem overwhelming. It will bring hope to those who have struggled with their own demons and been afraid to seek help; but most of all it is an inspriation for those who long to follow their dream, whatever it may be. Foreword by Richard Leakey Stunning an photographs and illustrations throughout

    • Biography & True Stories
      March 2017

      Smoke

      by John Berger, Selcuk Demirel

      'Once upon a time, men, women, and (secretly) children smoked.' Following the success of Cataract, John Berger, one of the great soothsayers of seeing, joins forces again with Turkish illustrator Selcuk Demirel. This charming pictorial essay reflects on the cultural implications of smoking.

    • Biography & True Stories
      September 2018

      Emyr Humphreys

      by M. Wynn Thomas

      Published to mark the centenary of his birth in 2019, this is the first comprehensive and authoritative study of the life and work (excluding only work for television) of the major Welsh writer Emyr Humphreys. During the course of a career spanning half a century, and dating back to the 1950s when he collaborated with the likes of Graham Greene, Patrick Heron, Saunders Lewis, Richard Burton, Siân Phillips and Peter O’Toole, Humphreys has published some two dozen works of fiction (including Outside the House of Baal, the greatest novel of anglophone Welsh literature) as well as highly distinctive poetry, seminal essays, and a visionary cultural history of Wales. In addition to offering a critical and interpretative survey of this remarkable, distinguished body of work, the present volume also sets Humphreys’s output in the context of the dramatic, transformative decades in recent Welsh history during which it was produced.

    • Autobiography: general
      April 2020

      That Further Shore

      A Memoir of Irish Roots and American Promise

      by John D. Feerick, Thomas J. Shelley

      John Feerick has an impressive reputation that he has acquired in both the legal profession and in the wider world of academia and politics. He is deeply admired for his commitment to his family, to the Fordham School of Law, and to public service.

    • Autobiography: general
      April 2010

      These Poor Hands

      The autobiography of a miner working in south Wales

      by B.L. Coombes (Author), Bill Jones (Editor), Chris Williams (Editor)

      These Poor Hands: The Autobiography of a Miner Working in South Wales, was first published in June 1939. It was an instant bestseller, and its fame catapulted its author into the front rank of ‘proletarian writers’. B. L. Coombes, an English-born migrant, had lived in the Vale of Neath since before the First World War, but only turned to writing in the 1930s as a way of communicating the plight of the miners and their communities to the wider world. These Poor Hands presents, in a documentary style, the working life of the miner as well as the author’s experiences in the lock-outs of 1921 and 1926. It demonstrates Coombes’s desire to offer an accurate account of the lives of miners and their families, and carries a sincere moral charge in its description of the waste of human potential that is industrial capitalism in decline.

    • Autobiography: general
      December 1994

      Circuitous Journeys

      Modern Spiritual Autobiography

      by David J. Leigh

    • Autobiography: general
      May 2008

      Hidden

      Reflections on Gay Life, AIDS, and Spiritual Desire

      by Richard Giannone

    • Biography: general

      Big Wonderful

      Notes from Wyoming

      by Kevin Holdsworth

      In this unconventional memoir, Kevin Holdsworth vividly portrays life in remote, unpredictable country and ruminates on the guts -- or foolishness -- it takes to put down roots and raise a family in a merciless environment. Growing up in Utah, Holdsworth couldn't wait to move away. Once ensconced on the East Coast, however, he found himself writing westerns and dreaming of the mountains he'd skied and climbed. Fed up with city life, he moved to a small Wyoming town. In "Big Wonderful", he writes of a mountaineering companion's death, the difficult birth of his son, and his father's terminal illness -- encounters with mortality that sharpened his ideas about risk, care, and commitment. He puts a new spin on mountaineering literature, telling wild tales from his reunion with the mountains but also relating the surprising willpower it took to turn back from risks he would have taken before he became a father. He found he needed courage to protect and engage deeply with his family, his community, and the wild places he loves. Holdsworth's essays and poems are rich with anecdotes, characters, and vivid images. Readers will feel as if they themselves watched a bear destroy an entire expedition's food, walked with his great-great-grandmother along the icy Mormon Trail, and tried to plant a garden in Wyoming's infamous wind. Readers who love the outdoors will enjoy this funny and touching take on settling down and adventuring in the West's most isolated country.

    • Biography: general

      Wapiti Wilderness

      by Margaret Murie , Olaus Murie

      For over thirty-seven years, Margaret and Olaus Murie made their home in the mountainous wilderness of the Tetons, where Olaus Murie conducted his famous studies of the American elk, the wapiti. Through these years their home was almost a nature-conservation shrine to thousands of Americans interested in the out-of-doors, in animals, in nature in general. In alternate chapters, Olaus tells of his work as a field biologist for the old US Bureau of Biological Survey and recounts stories of his studies. Mrs Murie, from her side, describes their life together, on the trail, in the various camps, and nature adventures in that wilderness during all four seasons. The book is replete with stories of Jackson Hole people, of 'pioneer poets', and of the wild creatures that made their way into the Murie household. Olaus Murie's evocative pen-and-ink drawings illuminate each chapter, and four pages of photographs help complete the picture of what life was like in the wapiti wilderness.

    • Biography & True Stories

      A Life Sold

      What Ever Happened to That Guy Who Sold His Whole Life On Ebay?

      by Ian Usher

      What on earth would make someone decide to put their whole life up for sale… on eBay? When Ian Usher decided that it was time to leave the past behind and move on to the next chapter of his life, that is exactly what he did. The results were surprising, entertaining and challenging. However, the auction was only the beginning of the adventure. What does someone do when they have sold their life? Well, just about anything they like really! Armed with a list of 100 lifetime goals, and a self-imposed timeframe of 100 weeks, Ian embarked on what could truly be described as the journey of a lifetime – a global adventure spanning six continents, two years, and almost every emotion. From the amazing highs of achievement, happiness and love, to the terrible lows of disappointment, loneliness and despair, come along and enjoy the rollercoaster ride of life, as experienced by one traveller who is simply looking for a new start.

    • Biography: general

      Hen Dòy Ffarm

      The Old Farmhouse

      by D.J. Williams

    • Autobiography: general

      Dan Loriau Maelor

      Hunangofiant Tom Ellis.

      by Tom Ellis

    • Autobiography: general

      Dic Y Fet

      Hunangofiant Richard Thomas

      by Richard Thomas

      A volume comprising memories and events in the life of the vet from Cardigan who was responsible for a sizeable part of Ceredigion before retirement. Including references to many local characters - like Tom Pop and Dai Byngalo - and told in a lively style with frank humour through colourful local dialect. Contains a section of colour photographs, and a look at agriculture.

    • Autobiography: general

      Pwll, Pòel a Phulpud

      by Elwyn Jenkins

      The autobiography of the Rev. Elwyn Jenkins, a minister of religion in the Lampeter area. He recounts his story from his early childhood growing up in Cross Hands, his work as a coal-miner, his achievement on the rugby field when he played for Wales against the British Lions, and his period as a minister in the Amman Valley, Aberystwyth, and latterly in the Lampeter area.

    • Autobiography: general

      Y Lòon Wen

      Darn O Hunangofiant

      by Kate Roberts

      A Welsh-language autobiographical classic by Kate Roberts, adapted by the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke. In the tradition of the Welsh hunangofiant (autobiography), Kate Roberts introduces us to a community, rather than an individual. This parallel Welsh-English text will be a delight for readers in Wales and beyond.

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