The Mountains Of My Life

Author: Walter Bonatti
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141957166
Size: 14,67 MB
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The Mountains of My Life collects Walter Bonatti's classic writings detailing his exploits on numerous expeditions to different mountains of the world, as well as the real story behind the controversy over the events on K2 that changed his life. Bonatti is one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, and these awe-inspiring writings capture the adventure, audacity and magnitude of his craft.

The Mountains Of Paris

Author: David Oates
ISBN: 9780870719820
Size: 15,95 MB
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"Living in Paris for a winter and a spring and waking each morning to a view of Notre Dame, David Oates is led to revise his life story from one of trudging and occasional woe into one punctuated by nourishing and sometimes unsettling brilliance. In The Mountains of Paris, he offers a technique of reimagining one's life story that might be available to anyone. The present tense of the book takes place during the seasons he spends in Paris, sharing an artist's residency. It is a rare opportunity to consider what it means to be human, through time-stopping moments with music, art, and deep history. The past tense of the book offers memories that intrude into the bustle of Paris life: a Billy Graham crusade at age thirteen, a mountain pass, a love, a loss. In long years of mountaineering Oates fought the self-loathing which had infused him as the gay kid in the Baptist pew. In The Mountains of Paris, he ascends to a place of wonder through intense, personal narrative encounter with the strangeness of being alive. In his searching, luminous, and inimitable prose, Oates invites readers to share the sense of awe awakened by a Vermeer painting, or the night sky, or the echoing strains of music fading down a Paris street, lifting the curtain on a cosmos filled with a terrifying yet beautiful rightness"--

The Time Of My Life

Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479713023
Size: 10,85 MB
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The Old Man Of The Mountain

Author: Robert Hutchinson
Editor: Browntrout Publishers
ISBN: 9780763181192
Size: 10,16 MB
Format: PDF
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A photographic tribute also describes the history and geology of the Old Man of the Mountain, which suddenly collapsed on May 3, 2003.

Scripture Confessions Collection

Author: Keith Provance
Editor: Harrison House Publishers
ISBN: 1577949781
Size: 17,11 MB
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Now with over 250,000 sold in the series, this new paperback collection of scriptural, personalized declarations of faith includes five books complete in one volume: Victorious Living, Spiritual Growth, Healing, Finances, and Parenting.

The Mountain Of Zunra

Author: Joao Lobo
ISBN: 145836660X
Size: 10,20 MB
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The Story Of My Life

Author: Helen Keller
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131254
Size: 11,37 MB
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One of the great stories of human courage and dedication recounts life of a remarkable woman and her extraordinary relationship with her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Unforgettable portrait of one of the 20th century's outstanding women.

Constantinople And Istanbul

Author: 1921- Ashenden
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848767919
Size: 15,21 MB
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The book gives a colourful collection of fascinating personal memoirs. Sidney Nowill OBE recounts his carefree childhood in Moda and the idyllic village of Bournabat outside Smyrna, and how this blissful innocence was cut short when he was sent off to boarding school in England. Not long after the outbreak of World War II, Sidney found himself recruited for duties with MI6; he was even asked to continue this role in a different capacity after the war had ended but saw no reason to continue such work. After the war, Sidney began working for his father’s import business before he set up independently, manufacturing a range of products. The business required that he undertook sales tours extensively throughout Turkey, and this gave Sidney the unique opportunity to get a feel for the understanding and opinion of the average provincial Turkish male.There follow some amusing tales: how Sidney managed to scramble out onto the dome of the Hagia Sophia by clutching onto a rusty Byzantine chain; how he and the Turkish Police chased a gang of counterfeiters; how he hung from a chicken-wire cradle during the construction of the first Bosphorus Bridge; and how he managed to amass a fortune on the nascent Turkish Stock Exchange. Many other amusing and colourful stories are told in the book.In the early 70s, Sidney became an External Economic Advisor to the Shell group of companies in Turkey and was frequently sought for his advice on Turkey’s financial affairs by people ranging from Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel to ‘workshop’ meetings in the World Economic Forum. Sidney finally retired to England in 1993.

The Fairy Tale Of My Life

Author: Hans Christain Anderson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461741696
Size: 19,49 MB
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Danish poet and novelist Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is best known for the dozens of fairy tales he wrote, including "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Snow Queen." Andersen's sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity are strikingly evident in his autobiography. Andersen masterfully depicts the extreme poverty of his provincial childhood and the international celebrity of his later years, and also provides insights into the sources of many of his most famous tales.