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Sergio Vieira de Mello from Brazil was the embodiment of what the United Nations could and should be. Sergio was the UN Secretary General's "ultimate go-to guy", a nation builder in the world's hottest spots like East Timor, Cambodia, Kosovo. Everyone who met him - from George W. Bush to Slobodan Milosevic – were amazed by his intelligence, physical bearing, charisma and integrity. It was a total shock for the world public when he and 14 other UN staff were killed on August 19th 2003 by an al-Qeada suicide bomber at the ‘Canal Hotel’ in Baghdad, an event that has become known as the UN's "9/11". This biography is extremely thrilling and considered to be a masterpiece of journalistic writing. Excellent, well-written book that is a definite must read.
This is one of the best attempts to research the biography of the founder of the American nation and the first President of the United States. The author William Roscoe Thayer has research a number of Washington's personal letters and on their basis has created a portrait of this legendary person aiming at eliminating prejudices and misperceptions of his life and activity. The book is intended for everyone interested in the personality of George Washington as well as in the history of the United States.
A book tells about one on the most powerful person in the ancient history. The story is centered around the life of attendants of the Imperial Palace, their feelings and relations. The Throne, its power, people’s growing resentment against monarchy and a revolution as a result combine the plot of the novel. The reading will bring you to the atmosphere of the ancient Ethiopia, at the time of of Haile Selassie's reign, the ruler of an odd, almost fantastical empire.
A series of speeches of the radical writer Emma Goldman, one of the towering figures in global radicalism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Anarchism and Other Essays covers a wide variety of topics - patriotism, women’s suffrage, marriage, prisons - Goldman draws attention to "the mental and soul struggles of twenty-one years". The book is useful for those, who are eager to discover what this political philosophy stands for and what its issues have been for a long time. An important contribution to society, Emma Goldman's work is as relevant today as it was in the beginning of the 20th century.
Ralph G. Martin is the bestselling biographer of our times. With this book the author opens the curtain of the Royal family’s life that had always been hidden. No confection gossips, no myths – only the true story behind the fairy tale of the greatest royal romance-Charles and Diana. Public’s appetite for this couple was, is and always will be insatiable, that’s why no wonder this story is covered with fantasies and gossips. In this book readers are shown real relations between Diana, her husband and his relatives, who haven’t truly allow the princess to become the member of their family.