Biographies

Unbroken

It is a best seller based on the real-life testimony of Olympic runner and U.S. Air Force bombardier Louie Zamperini. A World War II story of survival, courage and resistance. In June 1943, 26-year-old...

Mother Teresa

There are dozens of biographies of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, however this one is special because of the sources used by the author, an Indian civil servant who managed to be a close friend and collaborator...

Joan of Arc

Excellent and simple biography of Joan of Arc written by Regine Pernoud, a guarantee of seriousness and reliability. The French medievalist reveals the richness of an era, although vilified and forgotten,...

Life

"We must not forget the most important lesson: we can reread the story of our life in order to remember it and be able to transmit something to those who listen to us. But to learn to live, we all have to...

Stalin, The History of a Dictator

The book is the life of Stalin. the purges of the 35-37, his ascent to absolute power and his death. Eventually, he was buried near Lenin. Later cremated and his ashes were buried with a plaque near the...

Literary converts

Joseph Pearce has specialized in the study of contemporary writers, his works demonstrating a high affinity for converts of the twentieth century. On this occasion his research brings together many figures...

The Story of a Life

St Therese of Lisieux entered the Carmelite convent at the age of 15 and died at the young age of 24. Yet her simplicity and confidence in God were enough to have her be declared a doctor of the Church....

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

Rebecca Donner begins the book with this sentence: "This is a work of nonfiction. It is the biography of Mildred Harnack who, as the subtitle says, is an American in the German resistance against Hitler....