Over Vaders en Zonen

By Hugo Borst

Over vaders & zonen is een boek vol ontroerende en beklemmende verhalen over de relatie tussen vaders en zonen met als rode draad het onderwerp voetbal. Zo gaat het onder andere over de nier die Coen Moulijn afstond aan zijn zoon, de vader van Marco van Basten die ook lijdt onder de enkelblessure, de zonen van Faas Wilkes van wie er een geestelijk gehandicapt is en de voetbalkunsten van de kleine Alex van Basten.

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Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

By Ben Montgomery

Emma Gatewood informed her relations she was once occurring a stroll and left her small Ohio place of origin with a metamorphosis of garments and not more than 200 funds. the subsequent anyone heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, sixty-seven-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles alongside the 2,050-mile Appalachian path. through September 1955 she stood atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin, sang “America, the Beautiful,” and proclaimed, “I acknowledged I’ll do it, and I’ve performed it.”

            pushed through a painful marriage, Grandma Gatewood not just hiked the path by myself, she was once the 1st person—man or woman—to stroll it two times and 3 occasions. At age seventy-one, she hiked the 2,000-mile Oregon path. Gatewood turned a mountaineering superstar, and seemed on television with Groucho Marx and paintings Linkletter. the general public awareness she delivered to the path was once exceptional. Her vocal feedback of the awful, tough stretches resulted in reinforced upkeep, and intensely most likely kept the path from extinction.

            writer Ben Montgomery interviewed surviving relatives and hikers Gatewood met alongside the path, unearthed ancient newspaper and journal articles, and used to be given complete entry to Gatewood’s personal diaries, path journals, and correspondence. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk shines a clean gentle on one in every of America’s so much celebrated hikers. 

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The Sun King (New York Review Books Classics)

By Nancy Mitford

The solar King is a blinding double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court docket from which he governed. With attribute élan, Nancy Mitford reconstructs the lifestyle of king and courtiers in the course of France’s golden age, supplying bright sketches of the architects, artists, and gardeners answerable for the production of the main extraordinary palace Europe had but visible. Mitford lays naked the advanced and lethal intrigues within the stateroom and the no much less high-stakes strength struggles within the bed room. on the middle of all of it is Louis XIV himself, the not easy, mercurial, yet remarkably resilient sovereign who guided France via approximately 3 quarters of the Grand Siècle.

Brimming with luxurious element and scrumptious bons mots, and written in a witty, conversational type, The solar King restores a far off glittering century to brilliant existence.

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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

By Alison Weir


Many are acquainted with the tale of the much-married King Henry VIII of britain and the distinguished reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. however it is usually forgotten that the lifetime of the 1st Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry’s mom and Elizabeth’s grandmother, spanned certainly one of England’s such a lot dramatic and threatening classes. Now New York occasions bestselling writer and acclaimed historian Alison Weir provides the 1st smooth biography of this notable girl, whose very life united the world and ensured the survival of the Plantagenet bloodline.
Her beginning used to be greeted with as a lot pomp and rite as that of a male inheritor. the 1st baby of King Edward IV, Elizabeth loved the entire glittering trappings of royalty. yet after the loss of life of her father; the disappearance and possible homicide of her brothers—the Princes within the Tower; and the usurpation of the throne via her calculating uncle Richard III, Elizabeth chanced on her global grew to become upside-down: She and her siblings have been declared bastards.
As Richard’s spouse, Anne Neville, used to be loss of life, there have been murmurs that the king sought to marry his niece Elizabeth, realizing that almost all humans believed her to be England’s rightful queen. Weir addresses Elizabeth’s attainable position during this and her covert aid for Henry Tudor, the exiled pretender who defeated Richard on the conflict of Bosworth and used to be topped Henry VII, first sovereign of the home of Tudor. Elizabeth’s next marriage to Henry united the homes of York and Lancaster and signaled the top of the Wars of the Roses. for hundreds of years historians have asserted that, as queen, she was once saved below Henry’s company snatch, yet Weir exhibits that Elizabeth proved to be a version consort—pious and generous—who loved the arrogance of her husband, exerted a tangible and helpful effect, and used to be respected by means of her son, the longer term King Henry VIII.
Drawing from a wealthy trove of old files, Weir provides an extended late and much-deserved examine this unforgettable princess whose line descends to today’s British monarch—a girl who overcame tragedy and hazard to turn into one among England’s such a lot liked consorts.

Praise for Elizabeth of York
“Weir tells Elizabeth’s tale good. . . . She is a meticulous pupil. . . . most crucial, Weir in actual fact admires her topic, doing honor to a nearly forgotten queen.”The ny instances e-book Review
“In [Alison] Weir’s skillful palms, Elizabeth of York returns to us, full-bodied and three-d. this can be a must-read for Tudor fans!”Historical Novels Review
“This bracing biography unearths a girl of integrity, who . . . helped [her husband] lay robust foundation for the luck of the recent Tudor dynasty. As regularly in a Weir booklet, the tenor of the days is drawn with nice colour and authenticity.”Booklist
“Weir once more demonstrates that she is an exceptional portrayer of the Tudor period, giving us a completely learned biography of a notable woman.”Huntington News

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The Other Mitford: Pamela's Story

By Diana Alexander

The first biography of the main deepest of the Mitford sisters

Journalist Diana Alexander, who was once Pamela Mitford's pal for plenty of years, offers a charming biography of "Gentle Pamela," as her lifelong admirer John Betjeman defined her. the tale of Pamela Jackson, née Mitford, is an interesting one. regardless of shunning the intense urban lighting fixtures that her sisters so desperately craved, she had many wild adventures of her personal and used to be greatly concerned with the actions of her impressive relations, making a choice on up the numerous items while issues went disastrously wrong—which they generally did—but used to be continuously content material to be her personal pleasant self. dependable to the middle, she inherited from her mom, girl Redesdale, the fidelity and kindness that underpinned the wilder exploits of the recognized Mitford kinfolk. certainly, innocence besides braveness and kindness used to be certainly one of her extraordinary features. however it was once the innocence of a lady who had lived and suffered, enjoyed and misplaced, and conquer adversity to take pleasure in an strangely contented previous age.

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Ah ! Vivre indigné, vivre enragé !...

By Émile Zola

"Je suis un libre écrivain qui n'a european qu'une ardour dans sa vie, celle de l. a. vérité, qui s'est battu pour elle sur tous les champs de bataille. (...) j'ai servi mon can pay par los angeles plume, de tout mon braveness, de toute ma strength de travail et de bonne foi." Homme passionné, indigné par l'injustice et le mensonge, engagé dans des combats décisifs, Zola a écrit des centaines d'articles où se déploient une verve polémique, une éloquence de tribun, les valeurs les plus hautes. Ils méritent d'être connus.

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Princess Diana

By Joanne Mattern

Study all concerning the Queen of Hearts from her existence within the media highlight as spouse of the long run King of britain to her notable paintings for charities. even if you would like a few additional aid for a college undertaking or simply are looking to discover extra, this publication will inform you all you want to learn about Princess Diana's exceptional life.
- the single full-color biography out there for children
- greater than a hundred full-color photos and illustrations
- contains exact sidebars, convenient vocabulary bins and a visible timeline
About the author:
Joanne Mattern labored as a ebook editor for 10 years earlier than turning into a full-time author. She has now released greater than one hundred fifty books for younger readers. She lives together with her husband and 3 daughters within the Hudson Valley of latest York nation.

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Shakespeare: The World as Stage (Eminent Lives Series)

Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on a charming journey via Elizabethan England and the oddities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a brand new advent through the writer to commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

William Shakespeare, the main celebrated poet within the English language, left in the back of approximately one million phrases of textual content, yet his biography has lengthy been a thicket of untamed supposition prepared round scant proof. With a gentle hand and his trademark wit, invoice Bryson kinds via this colourful clutter to bare the fellow himself. His Shakespeare is like not anyone else's—the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his enticing skepticism, and a present for storytelling unmatched in our time.

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Amelia's Story

By D. G. Torrens

A lifetime of ache and rejection.

This is a strong real tale of 1 younger women fight to outlive the nation care procedure within the 70's and 80's. Amelia has only one want, to make it to maturity, to carry her future in her personal arms. it is a harrowing precise tale, certainly one of survival and human energy. Amelia has been separated from all her siblings by no means to work out them back for a few years, she is moved from one children's domestic to a different, till ultimately it's simply too a lot for her to endure. Amelia begins to ask yourself in regards to the peace and finality of her personal dying.

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Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality

By Jonathan Aitken

A powerful and occasionally divisive determine in British and global politics, Margaret Thatcher was once the longest-serving British top Minister within the twentieth century and the single girl to ever carry the place of work. Drawing from an abundance of latest, formerly unpublished fabric from the Thatcher Archive at Churchill university, Cambridge, Jonathan Aitken's clean and unique biography is a full of life and perceptive exploration of the character that ruled conservative British politics for greater than 10 years and her profound and all over the world impression at the historic tapestry of her time. instantaneously confident and demanding in its evaluation of her governance, Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality is made from the author's longtime own courting along with his topic, his eyewitness account of private and non-private episodes in her lifestyles, and greater than a hundred interviews with the previous best Minister's political colleagues and shut own pals. Penetrating and insightful, it chronicles essentially the most impressive political lives of our time.

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