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Produkt-Bild: Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (English Edition)

Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (English Edition) von Trevor Noah

Kindle Edition von John Murray

Erscheinungsdatum: November 2016
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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WINNER OF THE THURBER PRIZE

The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him.

Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away.

A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother - a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life.

Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as moving and unforgettable as the very best memoirs and as funny as Noah's own hilarious stand-up. Born a Crime is a must read.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls von Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Gebundene Ausgabe von Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 15,99

ISBN-10: 0120420473
ISBN-13: 978-0120420476
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2017, Auflage: 01
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Gebundenes Buch
What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.

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Everything Happens For A Reason And Other Lies I've Loved von Kate Bowler

Gebundene Ausgabe von Spck
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 10,63

ISBN-10: 0281079285
ISBN-13: 978-0281079285
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2018
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Biography von Walter Isaacson

Gebundene Ausgabe von Simon & Schuster Ltd
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 20,99

ISBN-10: 1471166767
ISBN-13: 978-1471166761
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2017, Auflage: 01
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The Biography
Gebundenes Buch
The author of the internationally-acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobsdelivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius. The creator of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) officially sold at auction in New York in November 2017 for the record-breaking sum of GBP341 million.

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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations (English Edition) von John McCain, Mark Salter

Kindle Edition von Simon & Schuster

Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2018
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life?and what matters most.

?I don?t know how much longer I?ll be here. Maybe I?ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they?ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I?ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I?m prepared for either contingency, or at least I?m getting prepared. I have some things I?d like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may.?

So writes John McCain in this inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. Written while confronting a mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Always the fighter, McCain attacks the ?spurious nationalism? and political polarization afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism and bi-partisanship. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump?s statements and policies. At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency.

The Restless Wave is John McCain at his best.

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (English Edition) von James Comey

Kindle Edition von Macmillan

Erscheinungsdatum: April 2018, Auflage: Main Market
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In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

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The Joy of Jesus (English Edition) von Doreen Virtue

Kindle Edition

Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2018
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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Doreen Virtue was one of the world's top-selling new age authors and teachers. And then on January 7, 2017 everything changed when she saw a bigger-than-life vision of Jesus of Nazareth. That's when she walked away from her successful career, faced tremendous persecution and conspiracy theories written about her, lost her publishing house, and risked losing everything - so that she could follow Jesus and share the blessings that the Bible had brought into her life.

In "The Joy of Jesus," Doreen shares her personal experience with finally finding the joy and love she'd been seeking, and how Jesus completes our life and fills our heart in unmatched ways. You'll learn how to deal with spiritual warfare, battlefield of the mind, persecution, doubts and other struggles, so that you can find the joy of Jesus as well.

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Produkt-Bild: How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence von Michael Pollan

Gebundene Ausgabe von Penguin Press
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 19,99

ISBN-10: 1594204225
ISBN-13: 978-1594204227
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2018
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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (English Edition) von Chris Hadfield

Kindle Edition von Macmillan

Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2013, Auflage: Main Market
Produktgruppe Kindle eBooks & ePaper
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Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it.

In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement - and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.

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Produkt-Bild: Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future

Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future von Ashlee Vance

Taschenbuch von Random House UK Ltd
Preis bei Amazon: EUR 5,99; Angebote ab EUR 5,66

ISBN-10: 0753557525
ISBN-13: 978-0753557525
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2016, Auflage: 01
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How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our Future
Broschiertes Buch
South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties. He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk's marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life ... Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.

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