Selected as a book of the year by the new york times, evening standard, observer, sunday times, mail on sunday and the economist shortlisted for waterstones book of the year the new york times number one bestseller the sunday times bestseller ‘finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option…unmissable’ new york times at the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, paul kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live
ඉංග්රීසි පාලකයන්ගේ ආධිපත්යයට නතුව සිංහල රට දැය ක්රම ක්රමයෙන් පරිහානිය කරා යොමුවෙමින් පැවති යුගයක එය ආරක්ෂා කරගැනීමේ ඒකායන අරමුණින් තම ජීවිතය පවා පරදුවට තබා සටන් කළ අනගාරික ධර්මපාලතුමාගේ ජීවිත කතාව මෙහි ඇතුළත් වේ.
වීර චරිතයක් ලෙසින් බොහෝ දෙනා හඳුනන සරදියෙල්, ඉතිහාසයේ සඳහන් වන්නේ දුප්පතුන්ගේ හිතවතකු වූ මානවහිතවාදියකු ලෙසයි. සමාජ අසාධරණය වෙනුවෙන් හුදෙකලාව සටන් වැද ඉංග්රීසින්ගේ යුගයේ කන්ද උඩරට ජය ගොස නැංවූ උතුවන් කන්දේ සරදියෙල්ගේ ජීවන කතා පුවත මේ කෘතියෙන් ඔබට සමීප කරවයි.BUY EBOOK VERSION
The greatest run-scorer in the history of cricket, sachin tendulkar retired in 2013 after an astonishing 24 years at the top. The most celebrated indian cricketer of all time, he received the bharat ratna award – india’s highest civilian honour – on the day of his retirement. Now sachin tendulkar tells his own remarkable story – from his first test cap at the age of 16 to his 100th international century and the emotional final farewell that brought his country to a standstill.
The rivalry that destroyed and empire and forged our age revolves around the lives of two of the most universally renowned figures, mahatma gandhi and winston churchill. This book describes the arch rivalry between the two, and how it sealed the fate of the british empire and india. The two of them were born in completely different setups. Winston was born to an aristocratic family in britain, while gandhi was born in a small town in india to a middle-class family.
Nelson mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in south africa won him the nobel peace prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the african national congress and head of south africa’s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule.
When the taliban took control of the swat valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On tuesday, 9 october 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern pakistan to the halls of the united nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the nobel peace prize. I am malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
A prominent viennese psychiatrist before the war, viktor frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in auschwitz coped (or didn’t) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest – and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances
Born without arms or legs, nick vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, nick eagerly spreads his message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way.