Description : A Look over My Shoulder begins with President Nixon’s attempt to embroil the Central Intelligence Agency, of which Richard Helms was then the director, in the Watergate cover-up. Helms then recalls his education in Switzerland and Germany and at Williams College; his early career as a foreign correspondent in Berlin, during which he once lunched with Hitler; and his return to newspaper work in the United States. Helms served on the German desk at OSS headquarters in London; subsequently, he was assigned to Allen Dulles’s Berlin office in postwar Germany. On his return to Washington, Helms assumed responsibility for the OSS carryover operations in Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe. He remained in this post until the Central Intelligence Agency was formed in 1947. At CIA, Helms served in many positions, ultimately becoming the organization’s director from 1966 to 1973. He was appointed ambassador to Iran later that year and retired from government service in January 1977. It was often thought that Richard Helms, who served longer in the Central Intelligence Agency than anyone else, would never tell his story, but here it is–revealing, news-making, and with candid assessments of the controversies and triumphs of a remarkable career. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Description : A charming book, originally published in 1979. The first part gives the reader a unique look at life in the 1920's and 30's around the Yorkshire towns of Todmorden and Hebden Bridge. It contains poems with explanations which invite you to 'look over' the shoulder of the author at the past. While not an autobiography it charters a time which is fast being forgotten. Part two contains a collection of more general poems.
Description : Have you ever wondered if life could change for you? Could a word or an action change the course of your life? Can a supernatural force out there influence you or your family? Does God send His representatives, angels, to accomplish His means? Find out what he did for the main character, Cassandra, in "An Angel Over My Shoulder." Watch what happened in her life. Could it happen for you? Cassandra was an ordinary child in an ordinary home. Find out why she became so extra ordinary as an adult. Cassandra's story begins as an eleven year old child in a chaotic home. Her life changes after high school. She is involved in the world of high finance and romance. Her life has many ups and downs until a mysterious stranger comes into her life. Someone she feels she has known and not known all of her life. Does God send people? Could the changes in her life be your changes? Find out what God can do. Can He intercede in your life even if you don't believe in Him? Even if you worship another god? Could this be for you also?
Description : Publishing to coincide with Bradt's 40th anniversary, The Irresponsible Traveller is a light but edgy collection of travellers' tales. Travel writers and celebrities alike recount their exciting, and often dangerous, adventures which include being chased by a sea lion, accosted by Brazilian kidnappers and a midnight raid to free turtles on the Amazon. Over 40 years Bradt has built a reputation for publishing books covering the road less travelled, and this collection celebrates exactly the sort of writing and storytelling about 'unusual' travel experiences that has helped to establish the company as a firm favourite amongst adventurous travellers. Featuring contributions from Hilary Bradt, Michael Palin, Ben Fogle and Jonathan Scott, the title is a perfect tome to dip in and out of.
Description : From the bestselling author of Slammed, comes Colleen Hoover's next big hit. Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever… Layken is left second-guessing the relationship whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world and the lives of those who depend upon them the most... Praise for Colleen Hoover: 'As brilliant and entertaining as Slammed, Point of Retreatis absolute poetry.' - JAMIE MCGUIRE, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster 'I finished reading Slammed at 1am on Sunday... I couldn't wait to start reading Point of Retreatso I bought it right then and there!' - Amazon Review
Description : With all of the drama in the world today, sometimes it's nice to escape for a while and read a story that just makes you feel good. Something interesting that touches your heart. This book is about friendship, love, learning from the things around you, and how when they come together sometimes the effect can be so great that it inspires you to follow dreams that you never thought were possible.