Violette Szabo

the life that I have
Author: Susan Ottaway
Publisher: Leo Cooper Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 194
View: 7176
The book and film Carve Her Name With Pride have moved millions of men and women with their tale of incredible bravery and fortitude. The heroine Violette Szabo was an attractive young mother who volunteered for the Special Operations Executive, and after arduous training, parachuted into Nazi-occupied France. Captured dramatically by the Germans she was tortured and cruelly shot in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp, aged a mere 23 years old. Inevitably fact and fiction have become confused in the past, but this well researched biography reveals the truth behind this remarkable and extremely brave young woman's story. Selling Points Violette Szabo is probably the most famous of all the British secret agents of WW2; thanks in part to Virginia McKenna's portrayal of her in Carve Her Name With Pride Superbly researched and written, this book is the first full biography. It draws on family papers and Violette's daughter's support Now in paperback at a very affordable ???? Original hardback edition quickly sold out Strong female appeal

The Life That I Have

Author: Leo Marks
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 9780285635326
Category: Death
Page: 32
View: 2429
This poignant, haunting poem, originally written for the author's fiancée Ruth who died in a plane crash in 1943, was given to the SOE agent Violette Szabo as her code poem, before she was dropped into occupied France in 1944. It afterwards became famous through the film of her life, Carve Her Name With Pride, starring Virginia McKenna, and has been a source of inspiration ever since to those who have lost a loved one or are themselves facing death.Only in 1998, with the publication of Leo Marks' remarkable book about his works with SOE, Between Silk and Cyanide, did it become known that he was the author of this and many other poems used by SOE agents during World War II.Now one of the best loved poems in the English language, The Life That I Have is presented as a special illustrated gift book, with pencil drawings by the artist Elena Gaussen Marks, the author's wife. Her pencil sketch of Violette Szabo, based on a photograph, is also included.

The Life That Wins

Author: Watchman Nee
Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers
ISBN: 0935008667
Category: Religion
Page: 157
View: 9283
These messages from the great Chinese pastor and teacher, Watchman Nee, on the subject of the overcoming Christian life were delivered at a conference in Shanghai, China in 1935.

The Life That Matters

Author: Rick McManus
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450227163
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
View: 4461
Ray McKenzie, who lives in a world of his own, is not successful in business, and he is a failure as a husband and father. One day he takes a journey across the Southern California desert to El Centro, the city of his birth, on a quest for answers he desperately needs to the questions burning inside him about the choices he made in his life and the choices he might have made. During his trip, Ray is suddenly joined by two passengers who appear to be a devil and an angel. Soon he is unexpectedly thrust forward into a life he has always dreamed about, that of a ballroom dancer, with an enticing companion, Gina. Then he is thrust back in time to experience again pivotal scenes with his wife, Jane, and his three children. Finally -- with his life hanging in the balance -- Ray has to choose between the lure of a glamorous new world and the redemption now made possible for him with his family

A Life That Sings

Author: Piper Green
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490856870
Category: Religion
Page: 190
View: 4084
Everyone wants a life that sings. We all desire to have a life of beauty. Sometimes, though, circumstances cloud our vision. My circumstances were anything but beautiful; they were downright ugly. I was tired, worn out, and my eyesight had grown dim to the beauty and goodness of God. I struggled to find beauty in my life. In the midst of the mundane and madness, I had lost my song. I learned that beauty is not defined by circumstances but by my reaction to the circumstances. Each of us has a story and a song, but will we leave the world with a gorgeous melody or an off-key tune? A song of joy and thankfulness or a song of bitterness and regret? The latter leads to isolation, the former to restoration. When you live in bitterness, you feel unworthy and rejected, but God wants to make a great exchange with you; He gives beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3). Author Piper Green surveys the lives of some spectacular women in the Word and tells their stories in a way that reaches deep into a woman's heart, enabling readers to relate to their stories in a profound way. These women felt unworthy, rejected, and abused, yet experienced God's grace in miraculous ways. Come on a journey and be eyewitnesses to God's restorative power in some unexpected lives--maybe even your own.

The Life that Ruth Built

A Biography
Author: Marshall Smelser
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803292185
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 592
View: 8409
"One of the best sports biographies ever; Smelser beautifully evokes the life of baseball's most wondrous player and the times he lived in."-Donald Honig

Sur la brieveté de la vie

Author: Sénèque
Publisher: Fayard/Mille et une nuits
ISBN: 2755501952
Category: Art
Page: 64
View: 3585
Au travers de son expérience exceptionnelle, Sénèque cherche comment prolonger la vie humaine en la débarrassant des mille futilités qui l'encombrent sans lui apporter de richesse supplémentaire. Il nous aide ainsi à évaluer ce qu'est une vie vraiment vécue.

En mouvement. Une vie

Une vie
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Le Seuil
ISBN: 2021177726
Category: Psychology
Page: 432
View: 1032
" Sacks ira loin s'il cesse d'aller trop loin " : ces mots prophétiques prononcés par un professeur donnent le ton de cette autobiographie. Voici l'histoire d'un homme exceptionnel, qui a exploré de multiples domaines avec la même énergie. Au sortir d'une jeunesse obsédée par les motos et la vitesse, il travaille, en tant que neurologue, dans un hôpital new yorkais réservé aux malades chroniques : il y découvre des patients emprisonnés dans une profonde léthargie dont il va tenter de les faire sortir, expérience bouleversante qu'il racontera dans son livre L'Éveil, plus tard adapté au cinéma. Sa voie est alors tracée : tout en explorant les troubles neurologiques les plus étranges et en décrivant ces maux souvent incurables comme des mondes particuliers, il s'appliquera à montrer que chacune de ces manières " anormales " de se comporter, de parler ou de se situer dans l'espace et le temps est profondément humaine... trait qui éclaire notre propre " normalité " sous un jour inattendu. Dans ce récit mené au pas de charge, Sacks se révèle ainsi, d'une façon qui n'appartient qu'à lui, un explorateur de l'humain. Oliver Sacks (1933-2015) est l'auteur de nombreux livres, notamment L'Odeur du si bémol, Musicophilia, L'homme qui prenait sa femme pour un chapeau et L'Éveil. Il est né à Londres, a vécu à New York, où il a enseigné la neurologie à la faculté de médecine de la NYU. Il fut nommé commandeur de l'Empire britannique en 2008. Traduit de l'anglais par Christian Cler " Un livre très remarquable par un homme très remarquable. Honnête, lucide, passionné et plein d'humour." The Wall Street Journal

Choosing a Life That Matters

7 Decisions You'll Never Regret
Author: Dennis Rainey
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493414836
Category: Religion
Page: 128
View: 1818
Seven Key Ways to Live a Life That Matters We live in a culture that permits everything, surrounded by people skimming the surface of life, trying to piece together meaning from ever-shifting truths and fleeting fads. But in a world that stands for nothing, you can choose to stand for Something. With warmth and wisdom that only comes from weathering the storms of life, Dennis Rainey shares seven ways to not only build a strong foundation, but to choose to live the life of purpose and potential you were created for. When the winds of culture blow, you will be able to stand firm on the Truth. You will be able to choose a life that matters. A life that makes a difference in the here and now--a life that echoes into eternity. You are at a crossroads of culture and Christianity. Which way will you choose to live?

Ma confession

Author: Лев Tolstoy
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040477716
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
View: 6537

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: N.A
Category: Castaways
Page: 24
View: 5912

Wake Up . . . Live the Life You Love

Seizing Your Success
Author: Steven E.,Lee Beard
Publisher: 58 Micro LLC
ISBN: 9780964470620
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 1896
Teachers, entrepreneurs, successes and stars come together in this volume to reveal their keys to personal success in relationships, in business and in life. From self-realization guru Dr. Wayne Dyer to basketball superstar Jerry "Dr. Memory" Lucas, each one of these contributors speaks to a slightly different perspective. Overcoming obstacles, perceiving your truest purpose, finding the courage to be passionate about what you do best: everyone can learn from these leaders in business, training, teaching and industry. Success isn't a gift; you have to seize it. This is the manual.

Choose the Life

Exploring a Faith that Embraces Discipleship
Author: Bill Hull,Dallas Willard
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 0801064708
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 1980
Jesus wants mature disciples. This book shows how to squeeze joy out of sorrow, truth from pain, and make permanent advances for the Savior.

A journal or historical account of the life, travels, sufferings, Christian experiences, and labour of love in the work of the ministry of that ancient, eminent, and faithful servant of Jesus Christ, George Fox

Author: George Fox
Publisher: N.A
Category: Society of Friends
Page: N.A
View: 1686

The Life of St. Teresa of Avila

Author: St Teresa of Avila
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605206148
Category: Religion
Page: 448
View: 7405
The works of Spanish nun SAINT TERESA OF AVILA (1515-1582) rank among the most extraordinary mystical writings of Roman Catholicism and among the classics of all religious traditions... and her own life story is considered one of the finest autobiographies in any language. From her carefree childhood through her life as an ascetic Carmelite nun, from her visions of Satan through her worship of God, this is her passionate yet earthy retelling of her struggles with temptation, her work founding and ruling convents, and her devotion to God. Hailed by those seeking spiritual succor as one of the most accessible guides to achieving a closer relationship to God through prayer, this extraordinary book remains a commanding entry to numinous Christianity.

Wake UpLive the Life You Love

Author: E. Steven,Lee Beard
Publisher: 58 Micro LLC
ISBN: 9780964470644
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
View: 7498

Wake Up ... Live The Life You Love, Living On Purpose

Author: Steven E,Lee Beard
Publisher: 58 Micro LLC
ISBN: 9780964470668
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 132
View: 9584
Collects inspirational stories from best selling authors, parents, entrepreneurs, international speakers, and business professionals on how to achieve personal goals and live a desired life.

Death and the Life After

Author: Billy Graham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 141853918X
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 4866
Our culture trains us to prepare for almost everything but death. Fear and denial are common human responses to the subject, What awaits us beyond this life? It is a journey into the unknown, or a glorious, spiritual pilgrimage to eagerly anticipate? In Death and the Life After, Billy Graham answers these questions and more, addressing such complex modern day issues as euthanasia, suicide, and living wills. Dr. Graham objectively and compassionately: Shares biblical secrets to finding peace and vicotry in the midst of suffering Presents real life testimonies of courageous men and women facing death Answers questions about the process of dying Teaches practical, loving ways to comfort those facing death Gives practial advice on preparing a will and planning a funeral Find peace, assurance, triumph, and even humor in a subject which is important to everyone.

The Life of (A Single Parent) Brian!

Author: Brian Rowlands
Publisher: Brian Rowlands
ISBN: 1452075018
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 296
View: 3371
What happens when after ten years of what you thought was a happy and normal family life your wife suddenly turns your world upside down and leaves, leaving you, heartbroken and in shock and with two expectant young children to care for and raise? First you hit the bottle, get seriously drunk and hit a downward spiral in free fall, heading for certain disaster. Then, once you've hit rock bottom, you take stock of the situation, pick yourself up, dust yourself down and begin the long and difficult climb out of the abyss, putting life together again piece by arduous piece. This is what happened to Brian Rowlands and this is his true story. Beginning with the end of his marriage, this book charts his and his children's journey along the long and very rocky road they encountered as they struggled to re-build their shattered lives and put some kind of stability and substance back in place. Filled with many highs and lows and told in an honest and open manner this book charts the last ten years in this single parent family's remarkable life. From heartbreak to happiness, through disastrous relationships, difficult medical problems and eleven different homes in five years, their story will entertain, enthrall and shock. Drawing the reader in, once started it is a book that the reader will want to go on reading, page after page, leaving you begging for more and wanting to know just what happens next.

The Life of William Lord Russel

With Some Account of the Times in which He Lived : in Two Volumes
Author: John Russell Russell
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 8081