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The Making Of A Philosopher

Author : Colin McGinn
ISBN : 0062119869
Genre : Philosophy
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Part memoir, part study, The Making of a Philosopher is the self–portrait of a deeply intelligent mind as it develops over a life on both sides of the Atlantic. The Making of a Philosopher follows Colin McGinn from his early years in England reading Descartes and Anselm, to his years in the states, first in Los Angeles, then New York. McGinn presents a contemporary academic take on the great philosophical figures of the twentieth century, including Bertrand Russell, Jean–Paul Sartre, and Noam Chomsky, alongside stories of the teachers who informed his ideas and often became friends and mentors, especially the colorful A.J. Ayer at Oxford. McGinn's prose is always elegant and probing; students of contemporary philosophy and the general reader alike will absorb every page.

My Journey

Author : Bill Burrus
ISBN : 9781612540764
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The American dream unfolds before your eyes as you read this compelling saga of a bright, young black man who left the hills of West Virginia because he dreamed of a better life. In Wheeling, West Virginia, Bill Burrus knew that racism and discrimination would plague his life forever because of the color of his skin, so he ventured to Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of twenty-one. From there, Bill takes you on a phenomenal journey from his first day as a postal employee through his gradual rise to becoming the first African American ever elected by the membership as the president of an international labor union. It is a journey that took him all over the world and gave him power and influence reserved for the highest offices in the land. Becoming president of the American Postal Workers Union did not occur overnight; this journey with Bill takes you through his trials and tribulations, along with the post office and national union politics that got him to the presidency. Bill Burrus is honest, forthright, and even self-criticizing as he chronicles details inside the American Postal Workers Union, where you can see both accomplishments and failures. My Journey is candid. —Louis “Lou” Stokes, Congressman, Retired

Journey To A Nineteenth Century Shtetl

Author : Yekhezkel Kotik
ISBN : 0814334210
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Annotation A masterpiece of modern Yiddish literature, the first volume of memoirs by Yekhezkel Kotik, translated into English and annotated.

My Journey With Maya

Author : Tavis Smiley
ISBN : 9780316341738
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A remarkable story of friendship, love, and courage When Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley met in 1986, he was twenty-one and she was fifty-eight. For the next twenty-eight years, they shared an unlikely, special bond. Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often, of art, politics, history, race, religion, music, love, purpose, and--more than anything--courage. Courage to be open, to follow dreams, to believe in oneself. In My Journey with Maya, Smiley recalls a joyful friendship filled to the brim with sparkling conversation--in Angelou's gardens surrounded by her caged birds, before lectures, sharing meals, and on breaks from it all, they sought each other out for comfort, advice, and above all else, friendship. It began when he, a recent college graduate and a poor kid from a big family in the Midwest, was invited to join the revered writer on a sojourn to Africa. He would be handling her bags, but Maya didn't let that stop a friendship waiting to happen. Angelou was generous, challenging, and inspirational. Like a mother to him, she was selfless. Here Tavis Smiley shares his personal memories of Maya Angelou, of a decades-long friendship with one of history's most fascinating women, one who left as indelible an imprint on American culture as she did on him.

My Story My Journey

Author : Paul Lippok
ISBN : 9781499094107
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I was born in 1926 in a town in Silesia, Germany’s south eastern Province bordering Poland to the east and Czechoslovakia to the south. That is how it was for 2000 years until 1945 when Hitler’s war ended, and our ‘Heimat Schlesien’ no longer existed. The peace treaty demanded that Silesia be annexed to Poland meaning the eviction of our people. Six months after my 17th birthday, shortly before Christmas 1943, I was called up to military service and after my training sent to Italy, where five months later, on Sunday 4th June 1944 I was captured by the U.S. Army just outside Rome. They brought us to Norfolk Virginia from where a train journey took us to a POW camp in Oklahoma, moving soon to Fort Bliss, El Paso. In autumn 1945 fifty POWs travelled by bus to the Napa Valley to pick tomatoes, prunes, and work in the vineyards, and after New Year 1946 south to pick cotton. In early March 1946 we received black-dyed U.S. Army uniforms, boarded a troop ship in Oakland and were sent back to Europe via the Panama Canal, to arrive three weeks later in Liverpool, UK. From there we travelled by train to the north of Scotland where now over sixty years later, I continue to live. My book will tell my journey.

One Woman S Journey Through A Challenging Century

Author : Edrel Coleman
ISBN : 9781440194559
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One Woman's Journey through a Challenging Century is the beautiful, true story of a strong, resilient woman. Born six days before WWI ended, Edrel grew up in the heart of that century and shares ninety years of her experiences. Edrel was one of eight children, whose parents instilled in them the need to have faith and trust in God. This is the story of a little timid girl who took more than twenty years to come out of her shell. But when she did, she accepted every challenge that came her way. The challenges ranged from initiating the first anti-drug club for children in the 1960s to serving on various national committees. The club, called Help Dan, grew in popularity and was implemented in thirty-eight states. This, and other accomplishments, earned her several major awards including Alaska Mother of the Year and also Military Wife of the Year for all five branches of the military. Edrel toured with Art Linkletter and his entourage across the United States, was twice an honored guest in the White House, and is an honoree in the National Women's History Museum. Inspiring and bold, One Woman's Journey through a Challenging Century takes you along on a remarkable life journey that spans the twentieth century, two continents, and seven states.

My Journey From The Banat To Canada

Author : Nick Tullius
ISBN : 9781463418342
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nick Tullius grew up in the 1940s and 1950s in the Banat region of Romania. He witnessed dis-enfranchisement, expropriation, and deportation of his compatriots, events that have been largely ignored by historiography. After his US-born mother dies doing forced labour in the USSR, and his father remains in the West, he finds his way with the support of a grandmother, completing high school and University in Temeswar/Timisoara. In the second part of My Journey from the Banat to Canada, author Nick Tullius describes his emigration to Canada, and his adaptation to a new social order, languages and customs. He finds a rewarding engineering career with the research and development subsidiary of a large telecommunications company, while growing with his family of four. He becomes involved in the introduction of semiconductor devices and software into telecommunication, and the development of Canadian, American and international standards in his field. He writes technical papers, and presents them at international conferences. After his retirement in 2000, Nick Tullius concentrates on family research and making the history and culture of their ancestors accessible to English-speaking descendants of the Danube Swabians. Several of his translations and writings are published at www.dvhh.org and www.dvhh.org/alexanderhausen .

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