I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

By Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb


"I come from a rustic that used to be created in the dead of night. whilst I nearly died it was once simply after midday."

When the Taliban took regulate of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one woman spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her correct to an education.

On Tuesday, October nine, 2012, whilst she was once fifteen, she virtually paid the final word rate. She was once shot within the head at point-blank diversity whereas using the bus domestic from university, and few anticipated her to survive.

Instead, Malala's striking restoration has taken her on a unprecedented trip from a distant valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United countries in long island. At 16, she turned an international image of peaceable protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I AM MALALA is the striking story of a family members uprooted via international terrorism, of the struggle for ladies' schooling, of a father who, himself a faculty proprietor, championed and inspired his daughter to write down and attend college, and of courageous mom and dad who've a fierce love for his or her daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I AM MALALA will make you suspect within the energy of 1 person's voice to encourage switch on this planet.

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A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons

By Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

Paul Jennings used to be born into slavery at the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later changing into a part of the Madison loved ones employees on the White condo. as soon as ultimately emancipated through Senator Daniel Webster later in lifestyles, he could supply an elderly and impoverished Dolley Madison, his former proprietor, cash from his personal pocket, write the 1st White apartment memoir, and spot his sons struggle with the Union military within the Civil conflict. He died a loose guy in northwest Washington at seventy five. according to correspondence, criminal files, and magazine entries hardly ever visible earlier than, this awesome portrait of the days unearths the mores and attitudes towards slavery of the 19th century, and sheds new gentle on well-known characters similar to James Madison, who believed the white and black populations couldn't coexist as equals; French common Lafayette who was once appalled by way of this concept; Dolley Madison, who ruthlessly offered Paul after her husband's demise; and lots of different for the reason that forgotten slaves, abolitionists, and civil correct activists.

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Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

From the New York Times–bestselling writer of The mystery Rooms, the extreme precise tale of the downfall of 1 of England’s wealthiest families

Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to source for attention-grabbing, real-life tales of the fantastic lives led through England’s aristocrats. With the novelistic aptitude and knack for old aspect Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times bestseller The mystery Rooms, Black Diamonds presents a page-turning chronicle of the Fitzwilliam coal-mining dynasty and their breathtaking Wentworth property, the most important deepest domestic in England.

When the 6th Earl Fitzwilliam died in 1902, he left at the back of the second one greatest property in twentieth-century England, worth greater than £3 billion of today’s money—a lifeline to the tens of millions of people that labored both within the family’s coal mines or on their expansive property. The earl additionally left in the back of 4 sons, and the family members line appeared guaranteed. yet was once it? As Bailey retraces the Fitzwilliam family members heritage, she uncovers a legacy riddled with sour feuds, scandals (including Peter Fitzwilliam’s ill-fated affair with American heiress Kick Kennedy), and civil unrest because the clash among the coal and its miners got here to a head. once more, Bailey has written an impossible to resist and exceptional narrative background.

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Marty Feldman: The Biography of a Comedy Legend

By Robert Ross

Mike Myers thinks he was once “a genius”, whereas John Cleese regards him as “a precise cultural icon”. He used to be an architect of British comedy, paving the way in which for Monty Python, after which grew to become a massive Hollywood superstar, perpetually remembered as Igor in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. A author, director, performer and actual pioneer of his paintings, he died elderly in basic terms 48. 

His identify used to be Marty Feldman, and the following, eventually, is the 1st ever biography. Acclaimed writer Robert Ross has interviewed Marty’s family and friends, together with his sister Pamela, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, and likewise attracts from large, formerly unpublished and sometimes hilarious interviews with Marty himself, taped in education for the autobiography he by no means wrote. 

No one earlier than or seeing that has had a profession particularly like Marty’s. starting within the demise days of kind theatre, he went from the behind the curtain scriptwriting triumphs of Round the Horne and The Frost Report to onscreen stardom in finally the 1948 Show and his personal hit sequence Marty. That ended in transatlantic good fortune, his paintings with Mel Brooks, and a five-picture deal to put in writing and direct his personal movies.

From his adolescence as a tramp at the streets of London, to the peak of his repute in the USA – the place he encountered every body from Orson Welles to Kermit the Frog, earlier than his Hollywood dream turned a nightmare – this can be the attention-grabbing tale of a key determine within the heritage of comedy, absolutely informed for the 1st time.

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Tough Guy: My Life on the Edge

By Bob Probert, Kirstie McLellan Day

In the course of a infamous profession with the Detroit crimson Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert racked up issues, penalty mins and bar accounts, constructing himself as some of the most feared enforcers within the background of the NHL. at the ice, he used to be a fan favorite. He sponsored up his teammates a hundred percent, taking up the hardest men of his period. Off the ice, Probert performed demanding too. Over his seasoned profession he went via ten remains in rehab, NHL suspensions, a prison sentence for wearing cocaine around the border and a near-fatal motorbike crash.

while he died suddenly of a center assault on July five, 2010, on the age of forty-five, he used to be demanding at paintings on his memoir with Kirstie McLellan Day, co-author with Theo Fleury of the blockbuster fiddling with hearth. tricky man is a gripping trip, filled with jaw-dropping tales concerning the hardest bareknuckle fighter within the NHL.

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Google Speaks: Secrets of the World's Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page

By Janet Lowe

Praise for Google Speaks

"It's no longer difficult to work out that Google is an outstanding company....At Geico, we pay those men a number of funds for this and that key word."
Warren Buffett

"Google rocks. It raised my perceived IQ by means of approximately 20 points."
Wes Boyd, President of Moveon.Org

"Google is my quick reaction study assistant. it is the Swiss military knife of knowledge retrieval."
Lloyd Grove, columnist, Portfolio.com

"Who's scared of Google? Everyone."
Wired magazine

"Writers of the prior had absinthe, whiskey or heroin. i've got Google."
Michael Chabon, writer of The extraordinary Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World

By Laura J. Snyder

The Philosophical Breakfast membership recounts the existence and paintings of 4 males who met as scholars at Cambridge collage: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones.  spotting that they shared a love of technology (as good nearly as good food and drinks) they started to meet on Sunday mornings to speak about the country of technological know-how in Britain and the realm at large.  encouraged by way of the good seventeenth century medical reformer and political determine Francis Bacon—another former pupil of Cambridge—the Philosophical Breakfast membership plotted to lead to a brand new medical revolution.   And to a amazing volume, they succeeded, even in methods they by no means intended.
 Historian of technology and thinker Laura J. Snyder exposes the political passions, spiritual impulses, friendships, rivalries, and love of knowledge—and power—that drove those remarkable men.  Whewell (who not just invented the be aware “scientist,” but additionally based the fields of crystallography, mathematical economics, and the technological know-how of tides), Babbage (a mathematical genius who invented the fashionable computer), Herschel (who mapped the skies of the Southern Hemisphere and contributed to the discovery of photography), and Jones (a curate who formed the technology of economics) have been on the leading edge of the modernization of technology.
This soaking up narrative of individuals, technology and ideas  chronicles the highbrow revolution inaugurated via those males, person who maintains to mildew our realizing of the realm round us and of our position inside of it.  Drawing upon the voluminous correspondence among the 4 males over the fifty years in their paintings, Laura J. Snyder indicates how friendship labored to spur the lads directly to larger accomplishments, and the way it enabled them to remodel technology and support create the fashionable global.

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How Not to Be a Professional Footballer

By Paul Merson

An anecdote-driven narrative of the vintage footballer's ‘DOs and DO NOTs’ from the ever-popular Arsenal legend and soccer pundit Paul Merson, aka ‘The Merse’.

When it involves recommendation at the pitfalls of lifestyles as a certified footballer, Paul Merson can pretty well write the handbook. actually, that is precisely what he is performed during this hilarious new publication which manages to be concurrently poignant and gloriously funny.

Merson was once a prodigiously gifted footballer within the 80s and 90s, gracing the higher echelons of the sport - and the tabloid entrance pages - along with his breathtakingly abilities and larger-than-life off-field persona.

His much-publicised battles with playing, drug and alcohol dependancy are at the back of him now, and soccer enthusiasts stay interested in his sharp footballing mind and playful antics on SkySports cult effects express football Saturday.

The ebook delights and entertains with a treasure chest of amazing anecdotes from a guy who hasn't ever misplaced his love of soccer and his inimitable joie de vivre via a 25-year organization with the attractive Game.

The DO NOTs include:
DO now not undertake 'Champagne' Charlie Nicholas as your mentor
DO now not proportion a home with Gazza
DO now not frequently position £30,000 bets on the bookie's
DO no longer get so inebriated that you simply cannot take into account the ninety mins of soccer you simply performed in
DO no longer deal with Walsall (at any cost)

How to not be a qualified Footballer is a highly enjoyable, relocating and laugh-out-loud humorous story.

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Edith Cavell

By Diana Souhami

Edith Cavell used to be born on 4th December 1865, daughter of the vicar of Swardeston in Norfolk, and shot in Brussels on twelfth October 1915 by means of the Germans for sheltering British and French infantrymen and assisting them break out over the Belgian border. Following a standard village youth in nineteenth century England, Edith labored as a governess within the united kingdom and in a foreign country, ahead of education as a nurse in London in 1895. To Edith, nursing used to be an obligation, a vocation, yet particularly a carrier. via 1907, she had travelled so much of Europe and develop into matron of her personal medical institution in Belgium, the place, less than her management, a ramshackle health facility with few employees and little association grew to become a version nursing college. whilst battle broke out, Edith helped squaddies to flee the warfare through giving them jobs in her sanatorium, discovering garments and organizing secure passage into Holland. In all, she assisted over 2 hundred males. while her mystery paintings used to be came across, Edith used to be wear trial and sentenced to dying via firing squad. She uttered merely a hundred thirty phrases in her defence. A religious Christian, the night ahead of her loss of life, she requested to be remembered as a nurse, no longer a hero or a martyr, and prayed to be healthy for heaven. while information of Edith's demise reached Britain, military recruitment doubled. After the conflict, Edith's physique used to be lower back to the united kingdom via educate and each station wherein the coffin handed was once crowded with mourners. Diana Souhami brings one of many nice War's most interesting heroes to existence during this biography of a hardworking, brave and self reliant girl.

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Freddie Mercury

By Peter Freestone

Peter Freestone used to be Freddie Mercury's own assistant for the final 12 years of his lifestyles. He lived with Mercury in London, Munich, and long island, and used to be with him while he died. this is often the main intimate account of Mercury's lifestyles ever written.

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