The Road Taken
Michael Buerk has reported on some of the biggest stories on BBC in our lifetime: the Flixborough chemical plant fire, the Birmingham pub bombing, Lockerbie; the start of the Falklands War; the death throes of apartheid in South Africa. Here, he reveals the private Michael Buerk, his happy marriage to Christine and his delight at fatherhood.
This is a largely autobiographical collection of poems, from the hand of a former missionary finding his way in India and later working in a range of ministries from Kent to Manchester. They speak of encounters with those of other faiths, and of certainties over Christ's sufferings and death. They touch on the ageing process and the hope of future resurrection.
The Road Taken Widowed with nine children in 1967, Therese Kramer took her family on an unforgettable European adventure in 1968. Let her take you along for the ride with this touching tale.
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Ann Garratt's story begins at a critical time in her life, with the murder of a fellow worker by a colleague whom she recruited. The feelings of guilt and later the prospect of losing her senior job in the NHS conspire to create a perfect storm in her world and Ann is left suffering from a serious mental health problem. In an effort to understand the cause of her illness, Ann journeyed back through her childhood reflecting on her Irish roots and how emigration may have impacted on her ability to deal with stress.
In this biography of Edward Lansdale (1908-1987), the man said to be the model for Greene's The Quiet American, Max Boot demonstrates how Lansdale pioneered a 'hearts and minds' diplomacy, first in the Philippines, then in Vietnam. It was a visionary policy that, as Boot reveals, was ultimately crushed by America's giant military bureaucracy, steered by elitist generals who favoured napalm bombs over winning the trust of the people.
From the Nephin Beg range to Achill and the Ceide Fields, this study travels through the gentle and rich landscape of Mayo. Author Michael Mullen shares his wide-ranging knowledge of the county in order to give travelers an understanding of Mayo's rich history and varied landscapes while he guides them along its roads and through its historical and literary heritage.