A Promised Land
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.
In 1963 stephen hawking was given two years to live. Defying all the odds, he died in march 2018 at age seventy-six as the most celebrated scientist in the world. This carefully researched, and now newly updated, up-to-the-minute biography and tribute gives a rich picture of hawking’s remarkable life – his childhood, the heart-rending beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his ever-increasing international fame, and his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe. From more recent years,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.