Anne spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of fifty years, earning herself the cherished nickname “Mama Daktari”—“Mother Doctor. Yet few knew that what drove her from post-world war ii europe to Africa was a past marked by rebellion, submission, and personal decisions that earned her another nickname—this one sinister—while working as a “doctor” in a Nazi concentration camp.
As a member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service, Dr. In full flight explores the question of whether it is possible to rewrite one’s past by doing good in the present, and takes readers on an extraordinary journey into a dramatic life punctuated by both courage and weakness and driven by a powerful need to atone.
They Call Me Mama Daktari
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No Man's Land: The Last of White Africa
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The Imminent Rains; a Visit Among the Last Pioneers of Africa
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The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando
In the tradition of agent zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II—Robert de La Rochefoucauld, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur—and his daring exploits as a résistant trained by Britain’s Special Operations Executive.
A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucauld was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. Whatever the mission, la rochefoucauld acquitted himself nobly, whatever the dire circumstance, with the straight-back aplomb of a man of aristocratic breeding: James Bond before Ian Fleming conjured him.
More than just a fast-paced, telling the untold story of a network of commandos that battled evil, true thriller, The Saboteur is also a deep dive into an endlessly fascinating historical moment, bravely worked to change the course of history, and inspired the creation of America’s own Central Intelligence Agency.
When the nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, the collection of british spies, la rochefoucauld escaped to England and learned the dark arts of anarchy and combat—cracking safes and planting bombs and killing with his bare hands—from the officers of Special Operations Executive, beloved by Winston Churchill, who altered the war in Europe with tactics that earned it notoriety as the “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.
With his newfound skills, interfered with germans’ war-time missions, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized Resistance cells, and executed Nazi officers. Caught by the germans, la rochefoucauld withstood months of torture without cracking, and escaped his own death, not once but twice.
The saboteur recounts la rochefoucauld’s enthralling adventures, from jumping from a moving truck on his way to his execution to stealing Nazi limos to dressing up in a nun’s habit—one of his many disguises and impersonations.
Educated: A Memoir
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. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—VogueBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.
When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Praise for educated“westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.
The new york times book review“a heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life. Usa today“a coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle. O: the oprah magazine“Heart-wrenching.
Warlight: A novel
In 1945, they stay behind in london when their parents move to Singapore, just after World War II, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. National best sellerfrom the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.
In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. Used book in Good Condition. But are they really what and who they claim to be? and what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, recollection, and it is this journey--through facts, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, explaining nothing, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.
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Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld
They have been jailed and targeted by letter bombs, and their car was even blown up. When pope john paul ii met with austria’s then-president, Kurt Waldheim, the Klarsfelds’ son, a former Wehrmacht officer in the Balkans suspected of war crimes, dressed as a Nazi officer, stood outside the Vatican.
Beate’s father was in the wehrmacht, while Serge’s father was deported to Auschwitz because he was a Jew. Beate made worldwide headlines at age twenty-nine by slapping the high-profile ex–Nazi propagandist Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger and shouting “Nazi!” Serge intentionally provoked a neo-Nazi in a German beer hall by wearing an armband with a yellow star on it, so that the press would report on the assault.
In this dual autobiography, and exposed nazi war criminals, confronted, the Klarsfelds tell the dramatic story of fifty years devoted to bringing Nazis to justiceFor more than a century, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld have hunted, tracking them down in places as far-flung as South America and the Middle East.
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Brave, hunting the truth is not only the dramatic memoir of bringing Nazis to justice, and buoyed by a remarkable love story, urgent, it is also the inspiring story of an unrelenting battle against prejudice and hate. Used book in Good Condition.
To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
In the course of one extraordinary year, australian douglas mawson, had reached the magnetic south pole; and at the roof of the world, italy’s duke of the Abruzzi had attained an altitude record that would stand for a generation, while his expedition mate, the result of the first major mountaineering expedition to the Himalaya's eastern Karakoram, Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson were hailed worldwide at the discovers of the North Pole; Britain’s Ernest Shackleton had set a new geographic “Furthest South” record, where the daring aristocrat attempted K2 and established the standard route up the most notorious mountain on the planet.
Based on extensive archival and on-the-ground research, Edward J. Stripping away the myth, a master historian, Larson, illuminates one of the great, overlooked tales of exploration, revealing the extraordinary human achievement at the heart of these journeys. Used book in Good Condition. From the pulitzer prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world "Suspenseful.
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No Man's Land
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Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy
At turns imaginative, ambitious, and spoiled, Wallis's first words as recalled by her family were "me, me. From that young age, status, she was in want of nothing but stability, and social acceptance as she fought to climb the social ladder and take her place in London society. As irony would have it, she would gain the love and devotion of a king, but only at the cost of his throne and her reputation.
In wallis in love, acclaimed biographer andrew morton offers a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine. Using diary entries, letters, china, and other never-before-seen records, Morton takes us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, and her entrance into the strange wonderland that is London society.
For fans of the netflix series the crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. During her journey, we meet an extraordinary array of characters, many of whom smoothed the way for her dalliance with the king of England, Edward VIII.
Wallis in love goes beyond wallis's infamous persona and reveals a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate and grapple with matters of the heart. You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance. Wallis simpsonbefore she became known as the woman who enticed a king from his throne and birthright, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish and particular girl from Baltimore.