Having been a songwriter most of my life, condensing my ideas and emotions into short rhyming couplets and setting them to music, I had never really considered writing a book. But upon arriving at the reflective age of fifty, I found myself drawn, for the first time, to write long passages that were as stimulating and intriguing to me as any songwriting I had ever done.And so Broken Music began to take shape. It is a book about the early part of my life, from childhood through adolescence, right up to the eve of my success with the Police. It is a story very few people know.I had no interest in writing a traditional autobiographical recitation of everything that’s ever happened to me. Instead I found myself drawn to exploring specific moments, certain people and relationships, and particular events which still resonate powerfully for me as I try to understand the child I was, and the man I became.
Loud in the House of Myself – Memoir of a Strange Girl
He is the only original World War II Navajo code talker still alive?and this is his story . . . His name wasn’t Chester Nez. That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding school at Fort Defiance, he was punished for speaking his native language, as the teachers sought to rid him of his culture and traditions. But discrimination didn’t stop Chester from answering the call to defend his country after Pearl Harbor, for the Navajo have always been warriors, and his upbringing on a New Mexico reservation gave him the strength?both physical and mental?to excel as a marine. During World War II, the Japanese had managed to crack every code the United States used. But when the Marines turned to its Navajo recruits to develop and implement a secret military language, they created the only unbroken code in modern warfare?and helped assure victory for the United States over Japan in the South Pacific.
Life and Letters: A Critique is a compilation of my articles, published in research journals and anthologies, over the years. These articles were penned after every read that captivated my mind and compelled me to critically appraise the artistic work. The masters unleashed their creativity and the critics came up with their critical views and reviews about the same in their distinct ways. I delved into both to present forth a consciously limited array of articles that showcase the works of wordsmiths through the prism of my modest endeavor to see through them. I hope this book proves useful to all aficionados of literature who are keen to immerse mindfully in the critically appreciated writings of some of the great minds of modern English literature.
Company to Company is for anyone studying or working in business, commerce or administration who needs to correspond in English. It is particularly suitable for learners at the lower-intermediate and intermediate levels, but more advanced learners who are unfamiliar with business correspondence will also find it invaluable. The fourth edition of this highly successful course contains updated content and includes extensive work on email, fax and paper correspondence. It follows the interactive task and feedback approach of the previous editions. Features of Company to Company include: Detailed guidance on writing emails, faxes and letters; Realistic writing activities; Self-assessment tasks; Unit by unit summaries of key phrases; A letter and email reference guide. The Teacher's Book includes detailed guidance and answers for all the exercises and activities making it easy to use for teachers unfamiliar with business correspondence in English. Формат: 19 см х 24,5 см.
On a midsummer day in 1937, Boris Bibikov kissed his two daughters goodbye and disappeared. One of those girls, Lyudmila, was to fall in love with a tall young foreigner in Moscow at the height of the Cold War and embark on a dangerous and passionate affair. Decades later, a reporter in nineties Moscow, her son Owen Matthews pieces together his grandfather's passage through the harrowing world of Stalin's purges, and tells the story of his parents' Cold War love affair through their heartbreaking letters and memories. Stalin's Children is a raw, vivid memoir about a young man's struggle to understand his parents' lives and the history of the strange country in which they lived.
In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything. A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.
The follow-up to Steve Light’s Have You Seen My Dragon?, the county fair is filled with shapes – and somewhere among them a monster is waiting to be found. A little girl wanders through a country fair, searching for her monster friend. Can you spot the friendly monster as well as twenty shapes – squares, triangles, trapezoids, ellipses, kites and more – hidden among iconic fair attractions from the fun house to the Ferris wheel. Maybe the monster is judging the pies? Or perhaps he’s at the monster truck rally? You'll be so mesmerized by Steve Light’s masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with vivid splashes of colour, you won’t even realize you've learned how to spot a nonagon while looking for a monster!
Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who was forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, “his brothers,” to daily be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young readers to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.
Kevin Pearce—baseball star, honor student, the pride of Brighton—was fifteen when he left town in the back of his uncle’s cab. He and his buddy Bobby Scales had just committed heinous violence for what they thought were the best of reasons. Kevin didn’t want a pass, but he was getting it anyway. Bobby would stay and face the music; Kevin’s future would remain bright as ever. At least that was the way things were supposed to work, except in Brighton things never work the way they’re supposed to. Twenty-six years later, Kevin is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for the Boston Globe. He’s never been back to his old block, having avoided his family and, especially, Bobby Scales. Then he learns his old friend is the prime suspect in a string of local murders. Suddenly, Kevin’s headed home—to protect a friend and the secret they share. To report this story to the end and protect those he loves, he must face not only an elusive, slippery killer, but his own corrupted conscience. A powerhouse of a thriller, Brighton is a riveting and elegiac exploration of promises broken, debts owed, and old wrongs made right . . . no matter what the cost.
If Life Begins at Forty, then Charlotte Turner`s not off to the best of starts. On top of a recent divorce, and trouble with her twelve-year-old son, the husband of her closest friend has just started to show a bit too much interest in her as a newly-single woman. Is life, for Charlotte, about to begin at last...?
Business correspondence has an essential place in today's business, financial, and marketing worlds, and 300+ Successful Business Letters for All Occasions shows you how to make all of your business communication effective and productive. This revised and updated third edition presents models for letters of inquiry, credit letters, collection letters, congratulatory letters, business announcements, invitations to business functions, and many other forms of business correspondence. New in this edition is detailed instruction on mastering all forms of electronic communication, with advice on e-mail and texting etiquette. You'll learn how to compose everything for your job search from employment inquiries to cover letters and resumes that get results. You'll also find information on networking and corresponding via the Internet as a means of developing new career opportunities. Here in one volume is virtually everything you need to know about all types of business communication, along with useful phrases and sentence prompts to support your writing projects.