Enduring such terrifying experiences as having his family home firebombed by white supremacists as a child, along with years of daily racist insults and barriers, shaped the life of Malcolm X - transforming him into one of the most articulate and rousing black nationalist leaders of all time. Beatrice Gormley, a prolific author of biographies for young people, captures Malcolm X's growth: his youth as a petty criminal; his jailhouse conversion to the Nation of Islam; his marriage and his assassination in "Harlem's Audubon Ballroom"."Sterling Biographies" are packed with information and filled with unique images including rare documentary photographs, artwork, maps and personal artefacts. Focusing on inventors and innovative thinkers, they present first-person accounts and events related in an intimate and accessible style.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. In 1956, a decision made in haste, sees Anthony Box arrived on Bayan estate, a few miles from the sleepy town of Teluk Anson in Malaya. He discovers what life entails working on a rubber estate. The way he describes each and every experience makes you feel as though you are there with him. On his journey to meet his boss, he is forced to endure Edmund's company; a man who incessantly talks of himself and his sexual conquests. Fortunately, Edmund was a one-off encounter, but there were a few others whom Anthony was to meet with some dislikeable traits. As an assistant, his day is long and menial, and Anthony realises his trip to Malaya is a big mistake. However, a few friends who share common interests: cinema, books, radio shows, and a sense of fun, makes life feel a little better. What else does he get up to to spice things up?
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