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Just Boris
Author: Sonia Purnell
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1845137418
Pages: 360
Year: 2011-09-22
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DIV A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just ‘Boris’ – the only politician of the age to be regarded in such familiar, even affectionate terms. Uniquely, he combines comedy with erudition, gimlet-eyed focus with jokey self-deprecation, and is a loving family man with a roving eye. He is also a hugely ambitious figure with seemingly no huge ambitions to pursue – other than, perhaps, power itself. In this revealing biography, written from the vantage point of a once close colleague, Sonia Purnell examines how a shy, young boy from a broken home became our only box-office politician – and most unlikely sex god; how the Etonian product fond of Latin tags became a Man of the People – and why he wanted to be; how the gaffe-prone buffoon charmed Londonders to win the largest personal mandate Britain has ever seen; and how the Johnson family built our biggest – and blondest – media and political dynasty. The first forensic account of a remarkable rise to fame and power, Just Boris unravels this most compelling of political enigmas and asks whether the Mayor who dreams of crossing the Thames to Downing Street has what it takes to be Prime Minister. /div
The Churchill Factor
Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698155564
Pages: 384
Year: 2014-11-13
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From London’s inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill’s eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill’s death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays—with characteristic wit and passion—a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the king to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few could match his experience in organizing violence on a colossal scale, yet he hated war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was the most famous journalist of his time and perhaps the greatest orator of all time, despite a lisp and chronic depression he kept at bay by painting. His maneuvering positioned America for entry into World War II, even as it ushered in England’s post-war decline. His openmindedness made him a trailblazer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, he was a rebuttal to the idea that history is the story of vast and impersonal forces; he is proof that one person—intrepid, ingenious, determined—can make all the difference.
Tough Boris
Author: Mem Fox
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0152896120
Pages: 32
Year: 1994
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Boris von der Borch's image as a mean, greedy, bossy, tough-as-nails pirate is seriously threatened when a young boy sneaks onto Boris's ship.
Just Bloomed
Author: Boris Lopez
Publisher: Amerotica
ISBN: 1561634174
Pages: 64
Year: 2004-12
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Seen in Tight, Sizzle and elsewhere, Lopez has an uncanny knack at translating to paper the disarming innocence and guilt-free freshness of women who have just entered adulthood. Here is a gallery of tender fresh blooms, All-American sweetie pies in all their stunning variety. Who needs a teddy bear when you can cuddle with these!
Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift
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Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 1627530479
Pages: 32
Year: 2013-09-01
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Boris is a musician, playing the songs he learned growing up in Russia. Stella is a baker, baking cakes and pastries like her father used to back in Italy. Boris and Stella live in the city and are best friends. They like movies, hats, and each other. At holiday time, Stella wants to give Boris the perfect present for Hanukkah. She wants him to know how special he is. Boris wants to give Stella the perfect present for Christmas—she means so much to him. But perfect presents cost money and their savings banks contain very little. To make their dreams of perfect presents come true, Boris and Stella each sacrifice something very special. In a nod to O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi comes this tender story celebrating traditions, friendships, and gifts from the heart.
Boris Sees the Light: A Branches Book (Boris #4)
Author: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545487854
Pages: 80
Year: 2013-09-24
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For a brave warthog like Boris, adventure is always just around the corner! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Boris is having a sleepover! He's camping in the backyard with Frederick and Alice. And they are not one bit scared of the dark. No way! But what is that strange light moving around outside the tent? And what is making all of those strange, scary noises? It's up to Boris to find out....
Boris on the Move
Author: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Branches
ISBN: 0545484421
Pages: 74
Year: 2013-04-30
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Boris lives in Hogg Bay, in an old bus that used to travel all over the world, but now just sits there--until one day when his parents take him on an adventure.
Boris Gets a Lizard: A Branches Book (Boris #2)
Author: Andrew Joyner
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545487838
Pages: 80
Year: 2013-05-28
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For a curious warthog like Boris, adventure is always just around the corner! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! Boris loves pets! And he already has lots of them. All he's missing is his favorite animal, a Komodo dragon--the biggest lizard in the world! When Boris brags to the kids in his class that he's getting one, everyone wants to see it. Boris needs to come up with a plan...fast. Luckily, he's got his friends by his side and a lizard up his sleeve!
Morris and Boris
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ISBN: 0437858804
Pages: 64
Year: 1974
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Boris
Author: Andrew Gimson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857207393
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-03-29
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A brilliant and definitive biography of Boris Johnson, the politician who risked his career to lead the Brexit campaign, won the referendum, lost the chance to become Prime Minister and ended up as Foreign Secretary. In Andrew Gimson's acclaimed biography of the most colourful British politician of modern times. Despite tabloid controversies which led to him being dismissed from Michael Howard's shadow cabinet, Boris bounced back to win two terms as London mayor. It was a remarkable tribute to his huge personal popularity, and he was at the heart of things when London showcased itself during the 2012 Olympics. This updated edition of the book is the first comprehensive insight into the dramatic political events of 2016. After Boris decided to join the Brexit campaign, which he led with Michael Gove, against all the predictions he secured a historic vote to leave the EU. Within a few tumultuous and unprecedented days, David Cameron resigned as prime minister, Boris was installed as favourite to succeed him - only for Gove to torpedo his challenge, and seemingly end his career. Yet when Theresa May took charge, she surprised many by appointing Boris as Foreign Secretary. Gimson's superb account not only takes the reader behind the scenes, it vividly brings to life one of the most extraordinary periods in our history.
The Dream of Rome
Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007224451
Pages: 254
Year: 2007-03-01
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In addition to his roles as politician, editor, author and television presenter, Boris Johnson is a passionate Roman scholar. The recent 'Dream of Rome' TV series saw him travelling throughout the Roman Empire in order to uncover the secrets of the governance of the empire, and the reasons behind why the Romans held such power and prestige for so long. Fiercely interested in Europe and the current issues facing the European Union, Boris Johnson will look at the lessons we could learn from the Romans and how we could apply them to our modern politics. Boris Johnson was the editor of the Spectator, MP for Henley and is now the new Shadow Minister for Education. He writes a column for the Daily Telegraph and lives in London and Oxfordshire with his wife and their children.
A Replacement Life
Author: Boris Fishman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062287893
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-06-03
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Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Winner of the American Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, “didn’t suffer in the exact way” he needs to have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has—as a Jew in the war; as a second-class citizen in the USSR; as an immigrant to America. So? Isn’t his grandson a “writer”? High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant scraping behind him. Only the American Dream is not panning out for him—Century, the legendary magazine where he works as a researcher, wants nothing greater from him. Slava wants to be a correct, blameless American—but he wants to be a lionized writer even more. Slava’s turn as the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that not every fact is the truth, and not every lie a falsehood. It takes more than law-abiding to become an American; it takes the same self-reinvention in which his people excel. Intoxicated and unmoored by his inventions, Slava risks exposure. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America, but not before collecting a price from his family. A Replacement Life is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice.
The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson
Author: Harry Mount
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408183587
Pages: 192
Year: 2013-06-06
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Planet-brained, snortingly ambitious and given to comic one-liners that the public and press take equal delight in, Boris Johnson is the most talked-about politician in Britain. This collection of his wit and wisdom, edited and introduced by eminent journalist Harry Mount, covers his background, education, journalism, personal life and politics, as well as the Olympics and his time as Mayor of London and Foreign Secretary. It begins with an in-depth introduction, now updated by the author, exploring his character and career, not ignoring his racy peccadilloes.
Amos & Boris
Author: William Steig
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466808454
Pages: 32
Year: 2013-07-30
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Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent, and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale. The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life. Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.
Boris Becker's Wimbledon
Author: Boris Becker
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1910536350
Pages: 256
Year: 2015-06-08
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Of all of the many illustrious champions in tennis, there are few whose names are as synonymous with Wimbledon as Boris Becker, who, in 2015, celebrates the 30th anniversary of his remarkable entry into the sport's pantheon of greats. Boris's story is almost without parallel in tennis, from astonishing teenage talent, to champion, to a renowned television commentator, manager, and now as coach to one of the world's greatest contemporary players, Novak Djokovic. In this wonderful new book, Boris shares his unique story, tracing his career through the many changes in the sport but which has, at its heart, his loving relationship with Wimbledon, the place where it all began for him. He will talk frankly about his own career, how it transformed his life and those of so many others, reflecting on what it was like to play in the era of McEnroe, Connors, Lendl and Edberg - about the highs and lows of his life as played on the grand stage of Centre Court, amongst others; the changes that have transpired in fitness, the media, the partying, the equipment, the tactics, the personalities, the technology and the commerce.

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