Метка: Rosalind Fergusson, Jonathan Law
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Описание: An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, BRAIN ON FIRE: MY MONTH OF MADNESS is the powerful account of one woman's struggle to recapture her identity. When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she'd gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major Ne... Читать далее →

Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall
Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall

Описание: А voice is calling across the land, "Bombardier Milligan." "Bombardier Milligan is dead," I replied in a disguised voice. The voice replied, "Then he's going to miss his breakfast." The fourth volume of Spike Milligan's legendary account of his time in the army during the Second World War begins as he and his regiment land in sunny Italy in 1943 ("The ship touched the beach very gently, so gently I suspect it's not insured"). After a bout of Sandfly Fever, from which he soon recovers ("I'm ready to be killed again"), our plucky hero is piddl... Читать далее →

Monty: His Part in My Victory
Monty: His Part in My Victory

Описание: "It's all over, von Arnheim has surrendered and he's very angry." "This could mean war..." The third volume of Spike Milligan's laugh-a-line account of life as a gunner in the Second World War resumes on the eve of victory in North Africa. Now Britain's looniest war hero must combat some of the direst threats a soldier has ever faced: boredom ("Christ, I just thought of Catford"), a cold ("In this weather?" "Yed."), moving camp ("It's a sort of Brighton with camels"), relaxing on the beach ("Life was golden, and we were the assayers"), movin... Читать далее →

'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?'
'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?'

Описание: The second volume of Spike Milligan's legendary recollections of life as a gunner in the Second World War sees our hero in battle in North Africa - eventually. First, there is important preparation to be done: extensive periods of loitering ('We had been standing by vehicles for an hour and nothing had happened, but it happened frequently'), psychological toughening ('If a man dies when you hang him, keep hanging him until he gets used to it') and living dangerously ('No underwear!'). At last the battle for Tunis is upon them ... Читать далее →

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall
Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

Описание: In this, the first of Spike Milligan's uproarious recollections of life in the army, our hero takes us from the outbreak of war in 1939 ("it must have been something we said"), through his attempts to avoid enlistment ("time for my appendicitus, I thought") and his gunner training in Bexhill ("there was one drawback. No ammunition") to the landing at Algiers in 1943 ("I closed my eyes and faced the sun. I fell down a hatchway"). Filled with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and sup... Читать далее →

Out of Africa
Out of Africa

Описание: From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm, and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs. Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman, and of a way of life that has vanished for ever. Читать далее →

Eat, Pray, Love
Eat, Pray, Love

Описание: In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want-husband, country home, successful career-but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found in their place. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Gilbert set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in I... Читать далее →

Memoirs
Memoirs

Описание: When "Memoirs" was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the media - though long self-identified as a gay man, Williams' candour about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such revelations by America's greatest living playwright were called "a raw display of private life" by "The New York Times Book Review". As it turns out, more than thirty years later, Williams' look back at his life is not quite so scandalous as it once seemed; he recalls his childhood in Missis... Читать далее →

Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World
Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World

Описание: This book is a purely personal story, my story. Jan Karski's 1944 war memoir is a heroic act of witness: the courageous testimony of a man who risked everything for his country. At times overwhelming in the details it reveals of the suffering of ordinary people, it is an unforgettable and deeply affecting record of brutality, courage, and survival under conditions of extreme bleakness. During the first four years of World War II, Karski worked as a messenger for the underground, risking his life in secret missions. He was captured, tortured,... Читать далее →