Letters to My Grandchildren

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 177164088X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 3715


In his most important book since "The Sacred Balance" and his most personal ever, revered activist and thinker David Suzuki draws on the experiences and wisdom he has gained over his long life and offers advice, stories, and inspiration to his six grandchildren.

Letters To My Grandchildren

Author: Tony Benn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409067033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 1594


As a diarist I have chronicled the time through which I have lived in meticulous detail: but all that is history. What matters now is the future for those who will live through it. The past is the past but there may be lessons to be learned which could help the next generation to avoid mistakes their parents and grandparents made. Certainly at my age I have learned an enormous amount from the study of history - not so much from the political leaders of the time but from those who struggled for justice and explained the world in a way that shows the continuity of history and has inspired me to do my work. Normality for any individual is what the world is like on the day they are born. The normality of the young is wholly different from the normality of their grandparents. It is the disentangling of the real questions from the day to day business of politics that may make sense for those who take up the task as they will do. Every generation has to fight the same battles as their ancestors had to fight, again and again, for there is no final victory and no final defeat. Two flames have burned from the beginning of time - the flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope. If this book serves its purpose it will fan both flames.

Letters to My Grandchildren

Author: Bob Guerin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493172077

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 80

View: 8966


Robert A. Guerin Jr.—called Happy Bob* by his grandchildren— was the oldest son of Robert Sr. (and Audrey), who was the fi rst American born child of Irish immigrants. While Bob Jr. was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he grew up on Chicago’s South Side with his six siblings in a neighborhood called Beverly (not 90210!).

A Letter to My Grandchildren

Author: Terry Dignan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483665674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 97

View: 3994


Life is a journey that has many wonderful stops along the way. Some days are life changing, and may lead to incredible joy. The author was able to have such a day early in his life. The result of that day has led him to believe that he has been the luckiest person in the world. There have been many changes in the world during the life of the author. This book outlines for his grandchildren, how his world has changed and how he has seen the world change. Hopefully, they will experience a multitude of positive changes as well.

A Letter to My Grandchildren

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1771641290

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 15

View: 1748


An exclusive excerpt of one letter from David Suzuki’s forthcoming book Letters to My Grandchildren. In the book, Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice to his five grandchildren, recounts stories from his own childhood, and explores what makes life meaningful. As he ponders life’s deepest questions and offers up a lifetime of wisdom, Suzuki inspires us all to live with courage, conviction, and passion. All proceeds from the sale of this exclusive advance will be donated to the David Suzuki Foundation.

Letters to His Children from an Uncommon Attorney

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460233409

Category: Lawyers

Page: 314

View: 5594


This memoir was inspired by the author's daughter. He would tell her stories about incidents in his life: so she persuaded him to write them down. "You must write all this down, Dad, so they can be read by your grandchildren. And you must get on with it before you die." Some stories are brief, half a page: others are long, twelve pages. It is the sort of book to keep by the bedside and dip into, one story at a time. Some stories cover events that occurred when the author was a small boy growing up in England during the war. Some cover incidents while he and his wife were travelling, in China, Japan, France, in Canada and in other odd places: events that occurred in the neighbourhood in Caulfeild Cove, where he and his wife have lived for fifty two years. There are pieces about Haida Gwaii and some about his experiences practising law. The stories range from the funny to the harrowing.

Letter to My Grandchildren

Author: Sunshine Moreland Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 404

View: 9529


Letters to My Grandchildren

Author: Tony Benn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099539098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 4175


“I have chronicled the time through which I have lived in meticulous detail: but all that is history . . . What matters now is the future for those who will live through it.” –former Labour MP, Tony Benn From the Hardcover edition.

Life Beyond Measure

Author: Sidney Poitier

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061737259

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 6328


The bestselling author and American icon offers lessons from his own remarkable life in the form of letters to his great-grandaughter The author of The Measure of a Man and one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood offers a book that features inspirational advice and personal stories from his extraordinary life. Written in the form of extended letters to his new great-granddaughter, Sidney Poitier offers perspective and wisdom gained from his memories of being a boy in the Bahamas; breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the Civil Rights Era; achieving stardom and success in Hollywood; and as a diplomat and humanitarian. In his role as father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Poitier shares his experience of the most important passages in life.