My Early Life

Author: Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408818833

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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This first part of the autobiography of Dr Sultan bin Muhammad al-Qasimi spans the years until his selection as ruler of Sharjah as a young man of thirty-three. It reveals the emergence of the man and the state, documenting with insight the dramatic palace coups in his own country and the neighbouring emirate of Ras al-Khaimah and the struggles for power during the formation of the United Arab Emirates. Revealing fascinating and untold parts of the history of the Gulf state, the author's story is told with humour and passion, including his role in the protests and anti-British sabotage actions following the tripartite aggression against Egypt in 1956, his brief affiliation with the Ba'th party and the subsequent attempt on his life by party zealots in the 1960s, the occasionally baffled British administration attempting to follow the changing balances in power, and the siege of the palace in 1972 in which the former ruler of Sharjah was killed.

My Early Life

Author: Aladesanmi II (Ewi of Ado-Ekiti.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ado Ekiti (Nigeria)

Page: 120

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The Allies

Author: Winston Groom

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426219865

Category: History

Page: 484

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Best-selling author Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders--aligned to win World War II and created a new world order. By the end of World War II, 59 nations were arrayed against the axis powers, but three great Allied leaders--Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--had emerged to control the war in Europe and the Pacific. Vastly different in upbringing and political beliefs, they were not always in agreement--or even on good terms. But, often led by Churchill's enduring spirit, in the end these three men changed the course of history. Using the remarkable letters between the three world leaders, enriching narrative details of their personal lives, and riveting tales of battles won and lost, best-selling historian Winston Groom returns to share one of the biggest stories of the 20th century: The interwoven and remarkable tale, and a fascinating study of leadership styles, of three world leaders who fought the largest war in history.

My Early Years

Author: Fidel Castro,Deborah Shnookal

Publisher: Ocean Press (AU)


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 5619

This is the first autobiographical selection to be published in English that gives a glimpse of Fidel - the boy and the young man - who was to become one of the outstanding, if controversial, political leaders of the century. The book brings together a range of interviews and talks in which Fidel Castro speaks candidly about his family background, his religious education and political influences.