This book is fluid and engaging and gives the reader a ringside seat to the inner sanctum of government. It is an account of an illustrious, international diplomatic career spanning over twenty five years. It is told with candour and insightfulness and written with ease and elegance. The reader is bound to enjoy it and some may even find it attractive enough to call it thrilling because it reads l..
Abebe Bikila was the first African to win an Olympic gold medal, running barefoot in Rome in 1960 and again - wearing shoes this time - in Tokyo four years later. His story has never been told. Born in an Ethiopian village, Bikila joined the Imperial Guard of Emperor Haile Selassie, where his running career began. Following his spectacular victory at the 1960 Olympics , however, Bikila's life took..
Boris Johnson's critics dismissed him as a clown and the Tory leadership tried to keep him down, yet over a million Londoners voted to make him their major. How did a man whose early life was full of gaffes turn himself into a serious and successful contender for high office? In this age of cautious and unmemorable politicians, Boris shows that cracking jokes and taking risks can pay off. This bri..
"I am continually surprised by the truth of his assertions, the modernity of his thought, the originality of his mind, his humanity, and, most remarkable of all, his foresight." (Martin Gilbert) "The bible of Churchill quotations" (Jack S. Churchill) ..
M Gates served as secretary of defence from 2006 – 2011. He also served as an
Officer of the United States Air Force and worked for the Central Intelligence
Agency before being appointed director of the agency by President George H.W
Bush. He was a member of the National Security Council staff in four
administrations and served eight presidents of both political parties.
Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe CFR, MD, D.Phil, FRCP, FWACP, FAS, NNOM, Officier de
l’Ordre National de la Republique de Cote d’Ivoire, Emeritus Professor of
Medicine, University of Ibadan, was born in Ondo on 17 July 1933. He attended
Government College Ibadan (1946-51), University College Ibadan (now University
of Ibadan) (1951-55), University of London (1955-58), University of Liv..
"Lee Kuan Yew is one of the brightest, ablest men I have ever met. This book is a must read for people interested in a true Asian success story. From this book, we also learn about the thinking of one of this century's truly visionary statesmen." (George Bush) "In office, I read and analysed every speech of Lee's. He had a way of penetrating the fog of propaganda and expressing with unique clarity..
Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft. Together he and Bill Gates turned an idea - writing software - into a company and then an entire industry. This is the story of how it came about: two young mavericks, who turned technology on its head; the bitter battles as each tried to stamp his vision on the future; the ruthless brilliance and fierce commitment. And finally, Allen's extraordinary st..
Admired around the globe for his atheliticism, skill and fierce competitiveness, Leo Messi has already shattered scoring records at FC Barcelona and won numerous club trophies and international awards, including - for an unprecedented three years in a row - the title of the world's best player. Relying on original interviews with Messi, his friends and family, his team mates and even his favourite..
book deals with the story of an individual who overcame the constraints of his
very humble beginning in a peasant environment to master his circumstances and
rise beyond it to play a pivotal role in the politics of the nation where he
succeeded beyond all sanguine expectations .
It is the story of realpolitik. The details of the qualities which
propelled Chief Tony Anenih on h..
One of the biggest stars in tennis, Serena Williams has captured every major title. Her 2009 Wimbledon title marked her eleventh career championship and is only the latest exclamation point in a life well and purposefully lived. From growing up in the tough, hardscrabble neigbourhood of of Compton, California, to being trained by her father on public tennis courts littered with broken glass and dr..