Greater London: The Story of the Suburbs by Nick Barratt

Greater London: The Story of the Suburbs by Nick Barratt
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 10.5 MB
Overview: London’s suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. In Greater London, historian Nick Barratt places them firmly centre stage, tracing their journey from hamlets and villages far out in the open countryside to fully fledged urban enclaves, simultaneously demonstrating the crucial role they have played in the creation of today’s metropolis.

Starting in the first century AD, he shows how the tiny settlements that grew up in the Thames Valley gradually developed, and how they were shaped by their proximity to the city. He describes the spread of the first suburbs beyond the city walls, and traces the ebb and flow of population as people moved in to find jobs or away to escape London’s noise and bustle. He charts the transformation wrought by the coming of the railways, the fight to preserve Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest and other green spaces and the struggle to create a London-wide form of government. He gives an account of wartime destruction and peacetime reconstruction, and then brings the story to the present with a description of the very varied nature of today’s suburbs and their inhabitants. In the process, he evokes Tudor Hackney and Georgian Hampton, explains why Victorian Battersea and Finchley were so different from one another, and follows Islington’s fall from grace and subsequent recovery.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Sierra Simone – Priest: A Love Story

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Iceberg Slim – Death Wish: A Story of the Mafia

Death Wish: A Story of the Mafia By Iceberg Slim

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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 [Audiobook]

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 [Audiobook]

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The Singapore Story : Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew


The Singapore Story : Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew
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Start With Story by Lyn Graft

Start With Story: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Using Story to Grow Your Business by Lyn Graft
Requirements: EPUB Reader 1.46 MB
Overview: Your founder’s story is key to fueling your company’s success. It is a powerful asset in everything from raising capital to driving sales to securing press to attracting talent. Countless entrepreneurs have achieved business success by crafting a great story, and you can too.
Start with Story is the definitive guidebook for first-time entrepreneurs to create the best story for their business. Inside, Lyn Graft demonstrates the power of this medium by examining the successes of companies like Starbucks, Dropbox, Spanx, TOMS, and many more who built incredible brands from scratch. Using his own storytelling framework, Graft leads you through a five-step process to construct the best narrative to showcase your business.
You already have the best asset that sets your business apart. It’s time to create your story.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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Unleashed: The Story of Tool by Joel McIver

Unleashed: The Story of Tool by Joel McIver
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.6 Mb
Overview: An in-depth look at the Anglo-American metal band Tool, this title explores not only their uncompromising music but also their unsettling self-made image based on mythological symbols and arcane theories.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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8 Is Enough: A True Story Of …

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Grant Fuhr: The Story Of A Hockey …

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You Can’t Win: A Story from Life


You Can’t Win: A Story from Life
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Becoming the Story by Lindsay Palmer

Becoming the Story: War Correspondents Since 9/11 by Lindsay Palmer
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2 MB
Overview: The September 11 attacks produced changes in journalism and the lives of the people who practiced it. Foreign reporters felt surrounded by the hate of American colleagues for ‘the enemy.’ Americans in combat areas became literal targets of anti-U.S. sentiment. Behind the lines, editors and bureau chiefs scrambled to reorient priorities while feeling the pressure of sending others into danger. Becoming the Story examines the transformation of war reporting in the decade after 9/11. Lindsay Palmer delves into times when print or television correspondents themselves received intense public scrutiny because of an incident associated with the work of war reporting. Such instances include Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping and murder; Bob Woodruff’s near-fatal injury in Iraq; the expulsions of Maziar Bahari and Nazila Fathi from Iran in 2009; the sexual assault of Lara Logan; and Marie Colvin’s 2012 death in Syria. Merging analysis with in-depth interviews of Woodruff and others, Palmer shows what these events say about how post-9/11 conflicts transformed the day-to-day labor of reporting. But they also illuminate how journalists’ work became entangled with issues ranging from digitization processes to unprecedented hostility from all sides to the political logic of the War on Terror.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight by Vanessa Potter

Patient H69: The Story of My Second Sight by Vanessa Potter
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.1 Mb
Overview: We see with our eyes … right? Well, not exactly. In 2012, over the course of 72 hours, Vanessa Potter dramatically lost her sight.

Going blind led Vanessa to turn science sleuth and reinvent herself as Patient H69. As she slowly recovered she began to reveal the reality behind her unique experience.

Opening her eyes onto an unrecognisable black-and-white world with mutating shapes and colours that crackled and fizzed, Vanessa’s recovery turned into a mission to unearth the incredible science behind how and why we perceive the world as we do. Thanks to cutting-edge research she was able to recreate her bizarre and otherworldly visual landscape as a series of remarkable digital images. In this book, we follow the story of Patient H69 as, with the help of neuroscientists from the University of Cambridge, she learns the science of herself, making discoveries that will go on to change the direction of her life.

Vanessa’s account is raw and candid, taking us through the trauma of her sudden sight loss and the impact it had upon both herself and her family. It shows how this remarkable woman opened doors by transforming her terrifying experiences into a scientifically fascinating endeavour.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story by Karen Levine

Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story by Karen Levine
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.4 Mb
Overview: In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children’s Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan from the Auschwitz museum in Germany. Fumiko Ishioka, the center’s curator, was captivated by the writing on the outside that identified its owner: "Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Waisenkind (the German word for orphan)." Children visiting the center were full of questions. Who was Hana Brady? Where did she come from? What was she like? What happened to her? Inspired by their curiosity and her own need to know, Fumiko began a year of detective work, scouring the world for clues. Her search led her from present-day Japan, Europe and North America back to 1938 Czechoslovakia to learn the story of Hana Brady, a fun-loving child with wonderful parents, a protective big brother, and a passion for ice skating, their happy life turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Step Out of Your Story by Kim Schneiderman

Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life by Kim Schneiderman
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.5 MB
Overview: Every day we relate stories about our highs and lows, relationships and jobs, heartaches and joys. But do we ever consider the choices we make about how to tell our story? In this groundbreaking book, Kim Schneiderman shows us that by choosing a different version we can redirect our energy and narrative toward our desires and goals. She presents character development workouts and life-affirming, liberating exercises for retelling our stories to find redemptive silver linings and reshape our lives.

As both a therapist and a writer, Schneiderman knows the power of story. By employing the storytelling techniques she offers, you’ll learn to view your life as a work in progress and understand big-picture story lines in ways that allow you to easily steer your actions and relationships toward redefined – and realistic – “happy endings.”
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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