Not Without a Fight

Author: Helen Zille
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Not Without a Fight is the long-awaited autobiography of Helen Zille, one of South Africa's most important political figures. Zille takes the reader back to her humble family origins, her early career as a journalist at the Rand Daily Mail, where she wrote the story exposing Steve Biko's murder, and her involvement with the End Conscription Campaign and the Black Sash. She documents her journey through the ranks of the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance, and recalls her experiences as leader of the DA, mayor of Cape Town and premier of the Western Cape. In the process she speaks frankly about colleagues and opponents, and reveals fascinating insights about what happened behind the political scenes. Readers will also meet a Helen Zille they did not know: a warm person, a devoted mother, and someone with an earthy sense of humour. This book is as frank, honest and uncompromising as Helen Zille herself, and will appeal to anyone interested in the story of South Africa politics over the part fifty years.

Not Without a Fight

Author: Donna Redman
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466993820
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After she finished her PhD at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Tammy Redman continued working there as a postdoctoral fellow, but in 1997 she decided to move back to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to be near her family, which included her twin sister, Terri; her older sister, Cindy, and Cindys two young daughters; and her parents. Terri bought an old house near the University of New Mexico, and Tammy shared the house and the house payments with her. They fixed up the house, refurbished the yard, and became a part of the delightful old neighborhood. In 1998 Tammy was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She was determined to declare war on this monster and face it head-on. Along the way she learned many thingspractical, scientific, and personal things. Tammy spent most of her last year traveling, seeking some way to vanquish the monster that was cancer. The author, her mother, went with her to offer companionship and support. Not Without a Fight is the story of Tammys battle with cancer, seeking a cure but finding a miracle of strength and devotion and family unity through her courageous quest.


Author: Diana Cooper
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571309941
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lady Diana Cooper's autobiography covers the years from her earliest childhood (as Lady Diana Manners, youngest daughter of the eighth Duke of Rutland) to retirement at Chantilly and the death of her husband Duff Cooper, first Viscount Norwich, politician, writer and, at the end of the Second World War, British Ambassador in Paris. The three books which make up this single volume were published in 1958-60 and met with outstanding critical and public success. Reviewing the first of them, Evelyn Waugh wrote: 'This is not to be judged merely as the memoirs of an exceptionally brilliant social figure, but as a work of art. By that standard it has real distinction - poetic, idiosyncratic, poignant, funny, unflagging, scintillating, simple, stylish; not the book of the season, or of the bedside table; a book for the library, to be read and reread and loved for a lifetime'.

R G Collingwood An Autobiography and other writings

Author: David Boucher
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191506648
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This volume presents a many-faceted view of the Oxford philosopher R. G. Collingwood. At its centre is his Autobiography, published in 1939, which has the status of a cult classic for its compelling 'story of his thought'. Collingwood's work has enjoyed renewed attention in recent years, with new editions of his great philosophical works. This volume republishes the Autobiography alongside a previously unpublished account by Collingwood of a journey to the East Indies in 1938-1939. These writings are accompanied by eleven specially written essays. Several of these examine aspects of Collingwood's life—not just the Autobiography, but what he doesn't discuss in that work, from his childhood to his professorship at Oxford. And the essays also examine aspects of his work on philosophy, politics, history, and archaeology, in the context of his life.

Autobiography of an Unknown Indian Part II

Author: Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8179928306
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Anyone who wishes to understand what has happened in India in the twentieth century - politically and culturally - must read Nirad C. Chaudhuri. Among her men of letters he is unique; for the fertility of his mind and the polymathic range of his interests, as well as for the lucidity of his prose and his sheer integrity. — Geoffrey Moorhouse (Chaudhuri) has spent a lifetime kicking against the myths and shibboleths held by the majority of his fellow countrymen: he has ridiculed the pacifism of Mahatma Gandhi...he has castigated Indian nationalism for being corrupt, self-seeking, and destructive... (he has) vented his spleen at the stupidity and philistinism of the British in India. His latest (book) is almost a thousand pages long. It testifies to (his) eloquence, wit, and intellectual brilliance that he can go on at such length without once becoming a bore. — Ian Buruma, The New York Review of Books

John Giles A Football Man My Autobiography

Author: John Giles
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444722131
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. He also describes his enduring friendship with the ‘kid from across Dublin’s Tolka Park’, Eamon Dunphy, and his career on RTÉ2’s football panel, where Giles’ intelligent and insightful analysis have made him an even more well-loved and respected national figure.

Jade Goody Fighting to the End My Autobiography 1981 2009

Author: Jade Goody
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782192409
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The moment Jade Goody stepped into the Big Brother house in 2002, her life changed forever. As soon as she opened her mouth on national TV, Jade secured her place as the unofficial winner of the third series of Big Brother and became the most famous reality TV star in the UK. The glitz and glamour of Jade s sudden fame was a far cry from the real-life drama of the estate where she made her start. Brought up in a run-down part of Bermondsey, South London, caring for her disabled mum and with her dad in and out of prison, she had experienced more by the time she started secondary school than most people do in their whole lifetime. But Jade always lived her life with incredible spirit and that is what endeared her to millions of people during her time on Big Brother. Behind the bubbly exterior, though, there was a tough and fiercely determined lady. Jade was always the first to admit that she had made mistakes and there were many trials and tribulations along the way. But when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008, she faced the toughest battle of her life, in the full glare of the national media. Jade fought with dignity and unbelievable strength of character, never giving up hope and always striving to do the best she could for her beloved boys, Bobby and Freddy. In this, the second instalment of her autobiography, Jade spares no detail as she reveals all about her time in therapy, her tempestuous relationship with the love of her life, Jack Tweed (who she married in February 2009) and the trauma of her cancer diagnosis. Funny, moving and disarmingly honest, Fighting to the End truly is a fitting tribute to one of Britain s best loved celebrities.