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.
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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.
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
In 1942, with the nazis occupying holland, a thirteen-year-old jewish girl and her family fled their home in amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the gestapo, the franks and another family lived cloistered in the “secret annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.
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.
ජනයා ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනයේ හෝ යුගයක සංවර්ධනය හෝ රඳා ඇත්තේ ද්රව්යමය මාධ්යයන් නිපදවීමේ මට්ටම අනුව බවත් රාජ්ය සංස්ථා, නීතිය පිලිබඳ සංස්ථා, කලාව සහ ආගම පිලිබඳ ආකල්පයන් පවා ඇති වන්නේ මෙම සංවර්ධන මට්ටම අනුව බවත්, එබැවින් එය වසන් නොකොට සම්පුර්ණයෙන් හෙළි කලයුතු බවත් මාක්ස් කිවේය.
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.
From a journalist and former writer for tesla comes the astounding story of the most revolutionary car company since ford, revealing how, under elon musk’s ‘insane mode’ leadership, it is bringing an end to the era of gasoline powered transportation.
Lilly singh isn’t just a superstar. She’s superwoman – which is also the name of her wildly popular youtube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It’s no wonder she’s garnered more than a billion views. But lilly didn’t get to the top by being lucky – she had to work for it. Hard.
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.