ශ්රී ලංකාවේ රජවරු
අප රටේ රජකම් කළ නරපතියන් කිහිප දෙනෙකුගේ තොරතුරු ඇතුළත් කරමින් චරිත කතා එකතුවක් ලෙස සම්පාදනය කළ කෘතියකි. එම රජවරුන් රජකම් කළ කාලවකවානු, ඔවුන් කළ සේවය වැනි වැදගත් තොරතුරු මේ කෘතියෙන් සංක්ෂිප්තව ඉදිරිපත් කෙරේ.
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
Steve jobs’ provides an account of jobs’ professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews isaacson has conducted with jobs as well as extensive interviews with jobs’ family members, this book is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.
After more than a decade interviewing those closest to the princess and her select circle, sarah bradford exposes the real diana: the blighted childhood, the old-fashioned courtship which saw her capture the prince of wales, the damage caused by the spectre of camilla parker bowles, through to the collapse of the royal marriage and diana’s final and complicated year as single woman.
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 to survivalists in the mountains of idaho, tara westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to harvard and to cambridge university. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
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.
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.
A promised land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective – the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a black american, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change”, and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making.