Biography genre books (96)


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A Cup of Coffee with My Interrogator : The Prague Chronicles of Ludvík Vaculík by Ludvík Vaculík EN

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A collection of essays explores life in contemporary Czechoslovakia and discusses subjects including Gandhi, coffeehouses, and human rights
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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A Daughter of Han; the Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman by Ida Pruitt, from the story told her by Ning Lao T'ai-t'ai EN

Rating: 4     6 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
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2011 Reprint of 1945 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. In "A Daughter of Han" author Ida Pruitt presents the autobiography of a Chinese working woman. Through this story the reader gains insight into the China of the poor, of women, and of the provinces. The subject of the autobiography, Ning Lao Tai-Tai, is also interesting as she lived in the period, the late 19th to mid 20th century, during which China underwent its most dramatic changes. This is a genuine, warm-blooded, dramatic chronicle of a woman's life, of the life of one... continue
Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

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A Woman of Firsts

A Woman of Firsts by Edna Adan Ismail EN

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Country: Africa / Somalia flag Somalia
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'The Muslim Mother Teresa' Huffington Post Imprisonment. Mutilation. Persecution. Edna Adan Ismail endured it all - for the women of Africa.
Recommended: 26 Dec 2022

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An Apartment on Uranus : Chronicles of the Crossing by Paul B. Preciado EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
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A “dissident of the gender-sex binary system” reflects on gender transitioning and political and cultural transitions in technoscientific capitalism. Uranus, the frozen giant, is the coldest planet in the solar system as well as a deity in Greek mythology. It is also the inspiration for uranism, a concept coined by the writer Karl Heinrich Ulrich in 1864 to define the “third sex” and the rights of those who “love differently.” Following Ulrich, Paul B. Preciado dreams of an apartment on Uranus where he might live beyond existing power, gender and racial strictures invented by modernity. “My tr... continue
Recommended: 16 Jan 2023

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An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum EN

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
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A collection of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum (1914-43) who lived in Amsterdam that were composed in the shadow of the Holocaust, but their interest lies in the light-filled mind that pervades them and in the internal journey they chart.
Recommended: 01 Aug 2019

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An Unexpected Light

An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
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A riveting combination of history and travel, filled with modern anecdotes, traditional wisdom, and profound insights, vividly brings to life the exotic land of Afghanistan. Reprint.

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Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales EN

Rating: 3.5     7 Votes
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories--and a terrifying brush with her own mortality--sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the ... continue
Recommended: 10 Jun 2022

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Armerian Golgotha by Grigoris Balakian EN

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Country: Africa / Armenia flag Armenia
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Recommended: 01 Nov 2022

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Australia Day by Stan Grant EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
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As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day. Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winning, bestselling memoir Talking to My Country in early 2016, Stan Grant has been crossing the country, talking to huge crowds everywhere about how racism is at the heart of our history and the Australian dream. But Stan knows this is not where the story ends. In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about... continue

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Banker To The Poor : Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus EN

Rating: 4     17 Votes
Country: Asia / Bangladesh flag Bangladesh
Description:
The founder of the Grameen Bank relates how he developed the system of micro-credit to help eradicate poverty in countries such as Bangladesh by providing financial education and small loans to rural families.


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