Open Side: The Official Autobiography

Author: Sam Warburton

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008336601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4440

Updated edition featuring a brand new afterword ‘A terrific book. No one put their body on the line quite like Sam Warburton.’ Brian O’Driscoll ‘It was an absolute privilege to play against Sam. An inspiring leader with an equally inspiring story to tell.’ Jonny Wilkinson

My Official Autobiography

Author: Beverley Wright

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1607917564


Page: N.A

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Belonging: The Autobiography

Author: Alun Wyn Jones

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529058112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 906

'A true warrior. He demands excellence from himself and others around him. He has had success and disappointment, joy and sadness. People think they know him but unless you read this book you will never know the REAL Alun Wyn Jones.' – Warren Gatland Match Day. Closing a hotel room door, down into the team room. Up into a hotel lobby full of supporters in red shirts, of cheers and applause and shouts of good luck. This is where the story of Alun Wyn Jones's journey begins, the story that every child who has dreamt of playing rugby for their country starts with. From the tightness in your stomach to the look on your team-mates’ faces, the adrenaline starting to flow within. Belonging is the story about how the boy left Mumbles and returned as the most capped rugby player of all time. It is the story of what it takes to become a player who is seen by many as one of the greatest Welsh players there has ever been. What it takes to go from sitting, crossed legged on the hall floor at school, watching the 1997 Lions Tour of South Africa to being named the 2021 Lions Captain. But is it also about perthyn – belonging, playing for Wales, working your way through the age-grades and the club matches and regional sides. What it takes to earn the right to be there, and what it feels like to make the sacrifices along the way. Feeling the bond to the great players not long gone, and feeling the ties to the millions in front rooms and pubs across the hillsides and the valleys, coast to coast. Knowing that deep down you just want to belong, be a part of it, as everyone does. From the rain swept pitches of Swansea to making his test debut against Argentina in Patagonia in 2006, from touring with the Lions in 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2021 to losing a parent and building a family, Belonging is the autobiography of one of the most compelling figures in World rugby. Told with unflinching honesty, this is the ultimate story of what it takes and what it means to play for your country: what it means to belong.

An Open Book - My Autobiography

Author: Darren Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444757997

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 3969

A golfer loved for his courage and charisma, Darren Clarke has the crowds behind him. They know he is a warm, funny raconteur who likes a Guinness, who both works hard and plays hard. More important, they know that this man pulled himself up by his bootstraps, having lost his wife Heather to cancer, to triumph at the 2006 Ryder Cup. Just days before the start of the 2011 Open at Royal St George's, Darren's game had once again deserted him, leaving him 'putting like a man with blurred vision'. A month before his 43rd birthday he was not in a good place. But Heather was 'watching from above', the crowd were roaring him on, golf guru Dr Bob Rotella was telling him to 'go unconscious' - and something sparked inside him. The rest is golfing history. Born in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, Darren caddied for his golf course greenkeeper father, turning pro in 1990. He has played in four victorious Ryder Cup sides and beat his close friend Tiger Woods in the 36-hole final of the 2000 WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play. In 2002 he became the only player to win the English Open three times. In An Open Book he speaks candidly about fellow-players, coaches and golfing psychologists; about how he was bullied at school, narrowly missed and IRA bomb and eventually set up a foundation to develop junior golf in Ireland; and about how he found personal happiness again, marrying Alison Campbell in April 2012. Most vividly of all, he takes the reader down those rainswept fairways to the ecstasy of that final putt when, at his 20th attempt, he lifted the silver claret jug.

Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473558875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9961

*As seen in the sensational TINA documentary* _______________________ 'Astonishing, soul-baring - the must-read memoir by rock's greatest survivor' DAILY MAIL ***The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner's 60th year in the industry*** 'Unbearably poignant' THE TIMES, Book of the Week _______________________ Love's got everything to do with it. Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, a musical icon celebrating her 60th year in the industry. In this dramatic autobiography, she tells the story of a truly remarkable life in the spotlight. From her early years picking cotton in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner, and finally to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. In her honest and heart-felt voice, Tina reveals: · How (love) and a kidney transplant saved her life - and how her new husband made an incredible personal sacrifice · How she has coped with the tragic suicide of her son · How ex-husband Ike Turner forced her to go to a brothel on their wedding night... and why she tried to kill herself because of Ike's mistresses · The Cinderella moment when David Bowie made Tina a star ... · ...and the day Mick Jagger ripped her skirt off! AND MUCH MORE Brimming with her trademark blend of strength, energy, heart and soul, My Love Story is a gripping, surprising memoir, as memorable and entertaining as any of her greatest hits. _______________________ 'The book is written with a warm heart and a generous spirit... It is a thoughtful, moving reflection on a life of spectacular achievement' DAILY EXPRESS 'Turner comes across as courageous, optimistic, big-hearted and generous' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fascinating, dramatic, surprising' OK! MAGAZINE 'An honest, thoughtful and touching reflection on a full and fulfilling life' SUNDAY EXPRESS

Georg Ebers - Premium Collection: Historical Novels, Stories & Autobiography

Author: Georg Ebers

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Fiction

Page: 6554

View: 575

This eBook collection has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: An Egyptian Princess Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt Homo Sum The Sisters The Emperor (Hadrian) Serapis: a Romance The Bride of the Nile Cleopatra Arachne A Thorny Path (Per Aspera) Other Novels: The Burgomaster's Wife:A Tale of the Siege of Leyden Margery: A Tale of Old Nuremberg Barbara Blomberg: A Historical Romance In the Blue Pike A Word, Only a Word Joshua: A Story of Biblical Times In The Fire Of The Forge: A Romance of Old Nuremberg Short Stories: A Question: The Idyll of a Picture by his Friend Alma Tadema The Elixir The Greylock: A Fairy Tale The Nuts: A Christmas story for my children and grandchildren The Story of My Life, from Childhood to Manhood– Autobiography

The Official History of the British Civil Service

Author: Rodney Lowe,Hugh Pemberton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429894767

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 6089

This second volume of The Official History of the British Civil Service explores the radical restructuring of the Civil Service that took place during the Thatcher and Major premierships from 1982 until 1997, after a period of confusion and disagreement about its future direction. The book brings a much-needed historical perspective to the development of the ‘new public management’, in which the UK was a world-leader, and considers difficult questions about the quality of democratic governance in Britain and the constitutional position of its Civil Service. Based on extensive research using government papers and interviews with leading participants, it concentrates on attempts to reform the Civil Service from the centre. In doing so, it has important lessons to offer all those, both inside and outside the UK, seeking to improve the quality, efficiency and accountability of democratic governance. Particular light is shed on the origins of such current concerns as: The role of special advisers The need for a Prime Minister’s Department The search for cost efficiency Accountability to Parliament and its Select Committees Civil Service policy-making capacity and implementation capability. This book will be of much interest to students of British history, government and politics, and public administration.

Yeshua ~ My Missing Years ~ An Official Autobiography

Author: Gary Watkins,Marco* Watkins


ISBN: 1387782614

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 7641

An Autobiography of Christ Found in Shoebox After 30 Years! "The Spiritual Adventures of the World's Most Famous Son" chronicles His missing years from age 12 until 30, when he returned and began His New Testament ministry.

Jesus ~ My Missing Years ~ An Official Autobiography

Author: Gary Watkins,Marco* Watkins


ISBN: 0557750261

Category: Religion

Page: 266

View: 7953

Manuscript Found in Shoebox After 30 Years Reveals An Autobiography of Christ! "The Spiritual Adventures of the World's Most Famous Son" chronicles His missing years from age 12 until 30, when he returned and began His New Testament ministry.