When I Remember

Author: Lady Muriel Beatrix Gordon-Lennox Beckwith
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Classic account of upper-class family life at Goodwood House and Gordon Castle.

As Far As I Remember

Author: Michael Kerr
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1901362876
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This candidly written autobiography of Sir Michael Kerr chronicles the life of one of Britains most prominent judges of the 70s and 80s from his Continental childhood up to his career in the Court of Appeal and beyond.In the first part of his memoir,the author traces his family history and Germanic roots. His father, Alfred Kerr, was a well-known dramatic critic and essayist, whose writings were widely known throughout Germany from the turn of the century and have recently seen a resurrection, 50 years after his death, as related in the last chapter of the book. But because of the fame of his anti-Nazi writings and broadcasts, the Kerrs were forced to flee from Berlin as early as 3 March 1933, when Hitler came to power. The author and his sister Judith, later to become a famous author of childrens books, had a relatively happy cosmopolitan childhood in Zurich, Paris, Nice and ultimately England. But their parents lives remained on the edge of poverty and sometimes despair and there was never again a family home. The memoirs then tell of his years at Aldenham School and the beginnings of Cambridge, and of his assimilation into the English way of life. They relate the story of his internment as an enemy alien in 1940 and of his subsequent release and service as a pilot in the Royal Air Force until the end of World War II. The author then returned to Cambridge to finish his law degree and was urged to go the Bar.The later chapters of this autobiography are mainly devoted to the law. They recount the authors career as a leading commercial Junior and then a Silk, his initial hesitations about the Bench, but ultimately culminating in his appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal. He describes the Bar of the post-war decades and is frank about the frustrations and disappointments of his career. He also provides insights into the oddities of the English legal system, but maintaining throughout his firm belief in the importance of an independent Bar.

As I Remember

Author: Arnold Genthe
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780405096600
Size: 28.52 MB
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The Way I Remember It

Author: Walter Rudin
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821872550
Size: 52.34 MB
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Walter Rudin's memoirs should prove to be a delightful read specifically to mathematicians, but also to historians who are interested in learning about his colorful history and ancestry. Characterized by his personal style of elegance, clarity, and brevity, Rudin presents in the first part of the book his early memories about his family history, his boyhood in Vienna throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and his experiences during World War II. Part II offers samples of his work, in which he relates where problems came from, what their solutions led to, and who else was involved.

I Remember Television

Author: Ira Skutch
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810822719
Size: 28.24 MB
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"...fascinating...everything you'd want to know about those wonderful years of live TV can be found in this book!" --Ed McMahon

From What I Remember

Author: Valerie Thomas
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423159489
Size: 76.47 MB
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Tijuana WHAT? Kylie is pretty sure she should be polishing the delivery of her valedictorian speech this morning, not piecing together the events that led her to waking up in Mexico with the king of her high school next to her.