In 41: A portrait of my father, George W Bush, the forty third president takes us through the life and leadership of his father, George H.W Bush, the forty first president and one of the most significant American politicians of the twentieth century. Intimate, heartfelt and illuminating, 41 tells George Bush's story in a book only a son and a President could write. ..
Since it was founded in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousand of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence. Africa has received over $1 trillion in aid over the last fifty years and yet despite these huge inflows, the continent remains mired in poverty, disease and systemic corruption. In A Good African Story, Andrew Rugasira arg..
How does one date bring bittersweet memories in one single thought? That was one of the questions in Folarin's mind as he narrates his spine-chilling encounter with kidnappers. On a bright sunny Saturday morning of 1st of May 1999, himself and Titi were joined in Holy Matrimony; 17 years later, they were forcefully separated, on the same date. When Folarin stepped out of his study in the early hou..
Jim Ovia's entrepreneurial flair demystifies Africa. Africa Rise and Shine shows his meteoric rise from humble beginnings to building a formidable bank. This is a wonderful African success story. ( Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Investor and Philanthropist). Africa Rise and Shine lays bare the secrets to Zenith Bank's success from one of Nigeria's most respected business..
"A business book charting her experience from the kitchen table to the boardroom table." The Financial Times "Coffee Republic has been a great success story and an inspirational role model for entrepreneurs in all business sectors. Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely position and books such as this illustrate not only the "nuts and bolts" of entrepreneurialism, but also give invaluab..
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..
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing
storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling
the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South
Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of
motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous
address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she de..
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..
A provocative and revealing account of Chanel that explores her dalliances with bisexuality, drugs and an affair with a Nazi spy. Coco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to aristocrats, artists and spies. She broke rules of style and decorum, seducing both men and women,..
"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) ..