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Author Book : Winston Churchill
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Release Book : 1941
Download Book : 370 Pages
ISBN-10 : HARVARD:HWJTAJ


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Genre Book :
Author Book : Winston Churchill
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Release Book : 1941
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ISBN-10 : HARVARD:HWJTAJ


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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.

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Genre Book : Prime ministers
Author Book : Winston Churchill
Publisher : Leo Cooper Books
Release Book : 1989
Download Book : 385 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0850522579


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Genre Book : Germany
Author Book : William II (German Emperor)
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Release Book : 1926
Download Book : 339 Pages
ISBN-10 : IND:32000001674979


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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.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Yoshiko Yamaguchi
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release Book : 2015-02-28
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780824854041


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Author Book : Winston Spencer Churchill
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Release Book : 1974
Download Book : 382 Pages
ISBN-10 : OCLC:463248759


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

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Sulṭān Ibn-Muḥammad al-Qāsimī (Sharja, Emir)
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Book : 2011-04-04
Download Book : 301 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781408814208


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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.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Publisher : OUP India
Release Book : 2012-10-18
Download Book : 144 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0198083793


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Genre Book : Great Britain
Author Book : Sir Winston Churchill
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Release Book : 1930
Download Book : 392 Pages
ISBN-10 : 7240011224


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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.

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Genre Book : Journalists
Author Book : Ferdinand Mount
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 368 Pages
ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105131798816