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A biography is a sweeping portrait of one’s life or career. Biographies are interesting reads as they document the life stories of prominent individuals – their struggles, successes, and significant occurrences. Read more about biography books in Singapore below.

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HARPER Narendra Modi: A Political Biography at 23.50 SGD from Lazada
HARPER Narendra Modi: A Political Biography
S$ 23.50
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JustNile Stephen Stills: Change Partners: The Definitive Biography at 36.10 SGD from Lazada
JustNile Stephen Stills: Change Partners: The Definitive Biography
S$ 36.10
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 Chinese famous story book The biography of Yue Fei with colorful pictures and pin yin at 24.40 SGD from AliExpress
Chinese famous story book The biography of Yue Fei with colorful pictures and pin yin
S$ 24.40
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JustNile The Gothic King a Biography of Henry III at 32.50 SGD from Lazada
JustNile The Gothic King a Biography of Henry III
S$ 32.50
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 Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford the Biography at 52.70 SGD from The Co-op
Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford the Biography
S$ 52.70
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Nancy Mitford was; in the words of her sister Lady Diana Mosley; 'very; very complex'. Her highly autobiographical early work; the biographies and novels of her more mature French period; her journalism; and the vast body of letters to her family; friends
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JustNile The Biography of Tottenham Hotspur at 36.10 SGD from Lazada
JustNile The Biography of Tottenham Hotspur
S$ 36.10
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JustNile Miranda Hart the Unauthorised Biography at 14.40 SGD from Lazada
JustNile Miranda Hart the Unauthorised Biography
S$ 14.40
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 Chinese founding as the first president of Comrade Mao Zedong's Mao Tse-tung biography agreat man of revolution in the world at 36.30 SGD from AliExpress
Chinese founding as the first president of Comrade Mao Zedong's Mao Tse-tung biography agreat man of revolution in the world
S$ 36.30
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China China celebrity biography, Jing Yidan + Bai Yansong + Yi went ahead (3 volumes) at 73.90 SGD from AliExpress
China China celebrity biography, Jing Yidan + Bai Yansong + Yi went ahead (3 volumes)
S$ 73.90
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 Shaolin really Biography mantle throwing punches spectrum, a Taoist god night (throwing punches spectrum Series Set) at 30.50 SGD from AliExpress
Shaolin really Biography mantle throwing punches spectrum, a Taoist god night (throwing punches spectrum Series Set)
S$ 30.50
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JustNile The Man Who Saw the Future: A Biography of William Lilly at 30.70 SGD from Lazada
JustNile The Man Who Saw the Future: A Biography of William Lilly
S$ 30.70
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 The new Chinese founding as the first president of Comrade Mao Zedong's biography agreat man of revolution in the world at 41.20 SGD from AliExpress
The new Chinese founding as the first president of Comrade Mao Zedong's biography agreat man of revolution in the world
S$ 41.20
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 Chinese famous story book The Water Margin / Water Margin Biography with colorful pictures and pin yin at 24.40 SGD from AliExpress
Chinese famous story book The Water Margin / Water Margin Biography with colorful pictures and pin yin
S$ 24.40
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 word good book Chinese electricity provider & founder of Alibaba and Aliexpress Ma Yun President of the personal biography at 29.60 SGD from AliExpress
word good book Chinese electricity provider & founder of Alibaba and Aliexpress Ma Yun President of the personal biography
S$ 29.60
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JustNile Pure Imagination: A Sorta Biography at 45.10 SGD from Lazada
JustNile Pure Imagination: A Sorta Biography
S$ 45.10
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JustNile Augustus: The Biography at 27.10 SGD from Lazada
JustNile Augustus: The Biography
S$ 27.10
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JustNile Manchester United: the Biography at 19.80 SGD from Lazada
JustNile Manchester United: the Biography
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JustNile Suede: The Biography at 27.10 SGD from Lazada
JustNile Suede: The Biography
S$ 27.10
Lazada
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HARPER J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography at 28.90 SGD from Lazada
HARPER J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
S$ 28.90
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JustNile Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography at 23.30 SGD from Lazada
JustNile Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography
S$ 23.30
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 Retro Classic Monet 's Biography Student' s Student 's Graduation Memorial at 41.50 SGD from AliExpress
Retro Classic Monet 's Biography Student' s Student 's Graduation Memorial
S$ 41.50
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 The world famous bilingual Chinese and English version Famous fiction Madame Curie biography book at 23.00 SGD from AliExpress
The world famous bilingual Chinese and English version Famous fiction Madame Curie biography book
S$ 23.00
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 Federer - The Biography of Roger Federer at 9.20 SGD from Kobo
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Federer - The Biography of Roger Federer
S$ 9.20 S$ 10.50
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To many, Roger Federer is the greatest ever tennis player. His astounding all-round ability has led to him being referred to as one of the most complete players the game has ever seen, and with 17 Grand Slam wins and an Olympic Gold Medal under his belt, the Swiss star has already achieved legendary status in the game. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It also examines how Roger has bounced back from arguably one of the most challenging periods of his career as, following a serious illness and a dip in form, he broke his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins and was toppled from the Number One spot by rival Rafael Nadal. But in characteristic style, Roger silenced his critics by once again returning to winning form. Roger's professionalism and charm, as well as the time he devotes to his charitable foundation, have won him huge amounts of respect from both his fellow sportsmen and tennis fans alike.
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 Nikola Tesla Mini Biography at 3.20 SGD from Kobo
Nikola Tesla Mini Biography
S$ 3.20
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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (Ac) electricity supply system. Tesla's achievements and his abilities as a showman demonstrating his seemingly miraculous inventions made him world-famous. Read more about him in this concise and informative biography!
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 Spiritual Truth & Life Journeys: Biography of Don Kemp at 13.30 SGD from Kobo
Spiritual Truth & Life Journeys: Biography of Don Kemp
S$ 13.30
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This is the true life story of Indianapolis resident Don Kemp, spiritualist teacher and medium, who served thousands of clients local and worldwide. His colorful life began in poverty during the Great Depression and led him through army training at the onset of World War II, adult experiences working in factories, beauty salons and hospital administration, ending as independent psychic consultant of renown. He experienced "passing to the other side," astral travel, physical translocation, spontaneous healing, and spirit visitations numerous times. His popularity kept him busy speaking to numerous congregations around the midwest where his charismatic channeled teachings of the tenets of Spiritualism drew throngs of students seeking universal truth. This book includes stories of his life and the spiritualist teachings he learned and shared. (See the Don Kemp FB page or website for photos and more.)
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 Snooki - The Biography of MTV's Jersey Shore Star Nicole Polizzi at 5.50 SGD from Kobo
Snooki - The Biography of MTV's Jersey Shore Star Nicole Polizzi
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Snooki wasn't always a star legend as she is now on MTV's hit show The Jersey Shore. Born in Santiago, Chile Snooki whose real name is Nicole Polizzi was adopted by Italian American parents. Snooker got her name in middle school when her friends nicknamed her after the famous character "Snooky" in The Last Dance since she was the first of her friends to kiss a boy. Snooki's life wasn't one without its share of troubles. Growing up in Marlboro, New York Snooki became a cheerleader in high school, which she claims led to her eating disorder. At one point Snooki weighed just 80 lbs. Once Snooki graduated high school, she pursued her studies at the local community college in Marlboro where she studied to become a veterinarian. The biography of Snooki is another story of a rising star who like Kardashian's has taken full advantage of the opportunities coming her way and like you, she's a real person with ups and downs, except her life experiences are in front of the camera and mainstream media broadcast for many to see. This is a relatively short and concise read about Snooki's past, present and future!
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 Biography of Robert E. Lee (Illustrated Edition) at 4.20 SGD from Kobo
Biography of Robert E. Lee (Illustrated Edition)
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Born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia to "Light Horse Harry Lee," Robert E. Lee came to military prominence during the U.s. Civil War, commanding his home state's armed forces and becoming general-in-chief of the Confederate forces towards the end of the conflict. Though the Union won the war, Lee has been revered by many while others debate his tactics. He went on to become president of Washington College. This is one of the most straightforward and entertaining biographies of Lee ever written. The author is very careful to avoid taking sides on the Civil War, concentrating, instead, on Lee's successes and failures. This book has 21 superb full-page photographs and drawings. Six are original to the book, and 15 period-correct ones are unique to this version.
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 Biography Guide: Emily Dickinson at 4.20 SGD from Kobo
Biography Guide: Emily Dickinson
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Dive deep into the story of Emily Dickinson's life anywhere you go: on a plane, on a mountain, in a canoe, under a tree. Or grab a flashlight and read Shmoop under the covers. Shmoop's award-winning Biographies are now available on your eReader. Shmoop eBooks are like having a trusted, fun, chatty, expert always by your side, no matter where you are (or how late it is at night).Shmoop Biographies offer fresh perspectives on great thinkers and doers. The biography includes a life story, family tree, resume of important works and accomplishments, jaw-dropping trivia and anecdotes, memorable quotes, and a timeline of formative events. Best of all, Shmoop's analysis aims to look at people from multiple points of view to give you the fullest understanding. After all, "there is no history, only histories" (Karl Popper).Experts and educators from top universities, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, have written these biographies designed to engage you and to get your brain bubbling. Shmoop is here to make you a better lover (of literature, history, life.) and to help you make connections to other historical moments, works of literature, current events, and pop culture. These learning guides will help you sink your teeth into the past. For more information, check out http://www. shmoop.com/biography/
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 Biography Guide: Harper Lee at 4.20 SGD from Kobo
Biography Guide: Harper Lee
S$ 4.20
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Dive deep into the story of Harper Lee's life anywhere you go: on a plane, on a mountain, in a canoe, under a tree. Or grab a flashlight and read Shmoop under the covers. Shmoop's award-winning Biographies are now available on your eReader. Shmoop eBooks are like having a trusted, fun, chatty, expert always by your side, no matter where you are (or how late it is at night).Shmoop Biographies offer fresh perspectives on great thinkers and doers. The biography includes a life story, family tree, resume of important works and accomplishments, jaw-dropping trivia and anecdotes, memorable quotes, and a timeline of formative events. Best of all, Shmoop's analysis aims to look at people from multiple points of view to give you the fullest understanding. After all, "there is no history, only histories" (Karl Popper).Experts and educators from top universities, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, have written these biographies designed to engage you and to get your brain bubbling. Shmoop is here to make you a better lover (of literature, history, life.) and to help you make connections to other historical moments, works of literature, current events, and pop culture. These learning guides will help you sink your teeth into the past. For more information, check out http://www. shmoop.com/biography/
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 Barack Obama: The Unauthorized Biography at 8.00 SGD from Kobo
Barack Obama: The Unauthorized Biography
S$ 8.00
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Barack Obama is a deeply troubled personality, the megalomaniac front man for a postmodern coup by the intelligence agencies, using fake polls, mobs of swarming adolescents, super-rich contributors, and orchestrated media hysteria to short-circuit normal politics and seize power. Obama comes from the orbit of the Ford Foundation, and has never won public office in a contested election. His guru and controller is Zbigniew Brzezinski, the deranged revanchist and Russia-hater who dominated the catastrophic Carter presidency 30 years ago. All indications are that Brzezinski recruited Obama at Columbia University a quarter century ago. Trilateral Commission co-founder Brzezinski wants a global showdown with Russia and China far more dangerous for the United States than the Bush-Cheney Iraq adventure. Obama's economics are pure Skull & Bones/Chicago school austerity and sacrifice for American working families, all designed to bail out the bankrupt Wall Street elitist financiers who own Obama. Obama's lemming legions and Kool-Aid cult candidacy hearken back to Italy in 1919-1922, and raise the question of postmodern fascism in the United States today. Obama is a recipe for a world tragedy. No American voter can afford to ignore the lessons contained in this book.
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 Daniel Radcliffe Mini Biography at 3.20 SGD from Kobo
Daniel Radcliffe Mini Biography
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Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an English actor. He rose to prominence as the title character in the Harry Potter film series. He made his acting debut at 10 years of age in BBC One's 1999 television movie David Copperfield, followed by his film debut in 2001's The Tailor of Panama. At age 11, he was cast as Harry Potter in the first Harry Potter film, and starred in the series for 10 years until the release of the eighth and final film in 2011. Radcliffe began to branch out to stage acting in 2007, starring in the London and New York productions of Equus, and in the 2011 Broadway revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He starred in the 2012 horror film The Woman in Black, and played beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the 2013 independent film Kill Your Darlings. He has contributed to many charities, including Demelza House Children's Hospice and The Trevor Project. He also made public service announcements for the latter. In 2011, he was awarded the Trevor Project's "Hero Award." Learn more about him in this informative and concise biography!
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 Eisenhower: A Biography at 8.50 SGD from Kobo
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Eisenhower: A Biography
S$ 8.50 S$ 9.40
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Wwii expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. American general and 34th president of the United States, Eisenhower led the assault on the French coast at Normandy and held together the Allied units through the European campaign that followed. The book reveals Eisenhower's advocacy in the pre-war years of the tank, his friendships with George Patton and Fox Conner, his service in the Philippines with Douglas MacArthur, and his culminating role as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. Wukovits skillfully demonstrates how Eisenhower's evolution as a commander, his military doctrine, and his diplomatic skills are of extreme importance in understanding modern warfare.
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 Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography at 14.70 SGD from Kobo
Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography
S$ 14.70
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This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Freddie, from childhood to death, Lesley-Ann has written the most in depth account of one of music's best loved and most complex figures. Meticulously researched, sympathetic, unsensational, the book - like the forthcoming film - will focus on the period in the 1980s when Queen began to fragment, before their Live Aid performance put them back in the frame. In her journey to understand the man behind the legend, Lesley-Ann Jones has travelled from London to Zanzibar to India. Packed with exclusive interviews and told with the invaluable perspective that the twenty years since Mercury's death presents, Freddie Mercury is the most up to date portrait of a legendary man.
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 Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography with Personal Reflections and Reminiscences at 17.70 SGD from Kobo
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Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography with Personal Reflections and Reminiscences
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Paramhansa Yogananda's classic Autobiography of a Yogi was more about the saints Yogananda met than about himself-in spite of the fact that Yogananda was much greater than many he described. Now, one of Yogananda's few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda, author of award winning book The New Path, tells the untold story of this great spiritual master and world teacher: his teenage miracles, his challenges in coming to America, his national lecture campaigns, his struggles to fulfill his world-changing mission amid incomprehension and painful betrayals, and his ultimate triumphant achievement. Kriyananda's subtle grasp of his great guru's inner nature reveals Yogananda's many-sided and extraordinary greatness. Includes many never-before-published anecdotes.
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 Bruce Dickinson - Maiden Voyage: The Biography at 10.40 SGD from Kobo
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Bruce Dickinson - Maiden Voyage: The Biography
S$ 10.40 S$ 12.60
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Bruce Dickinson is the instantly-recognisable frontman of heavy metal behemoths Iron Maiden. But there is so much more than a set of fine lungs to this hyperactive life-grabber, for whom it seems standing still is going backwards. The man once dubbed 'The Air Raid Siren' has also enjoyed hugely successful parallel careers as a fiction author, world-class fencing competitor, history expert, radio and TV presenter, movie maker, commercial pilot, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur. Since he re-joined Iron Maiden in 1999 they have continued to explore and develop, taking metal into ever more unchartered territories, as they blend a progressive outlook with a fearless approach that pushes at the very boundaries of the genre. In 2015, the voice, and the life, of Iron Maiden's singer were placed in the cruellest jeopardy as he was diagnosed with a golf-ball sized cancerous tumour on his tongue. Undaunted, Dickinson set to his recovery with the energy of one for whom a night's sleep is an irritant amidst the serious - and sometimes silly - matter of wringing every last drop out of life. There could only ever be one winner. Since his return to fitness, Iron Maiden have released an acclaimed sixteenth album, The Book of Souls, for which the singer changed hats between gigs, flying the band around the world as captain of Maiden's special airliner, Ed Force One. This first biography of Bruce Dickinson tells his story through exclusive interviews with those who know him best, including first accounts by ex-members of Iron Maiden including fellow one-time vocalists Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley. From his formative days straddling the upsurge of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, through his solo years and up to his present day legendary status, this is the ultimate rock 'n' roll story.
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 Bill Gates Mini Biography at 3.20 SGD from Kobo
Bill Gates Mini Biography
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Bill Gates is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates is the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world's largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock. He has also authored and co-authored several books. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by judicial courts. In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000. Learn more about him in this informative and concise biography!
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 Dorothy Hodgkin Mini Biography at 3.20 SGD from Kobo
Dorothy Hodgkin Mini Biography
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Dorothy Hodgkin was a British biochemist, credited with the development of protein crystallography. She advanced the technique of X-ray crystallography, a method used to determine the three-dimensional structures of biomolecules. Among her most influential discoveries are the confirmation of the structure of penicillin that Ernst Boris Chain and Edward Abraham had previously surmised, and then the structure of vitamin B12, for which she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She was the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Learn more about her in this informative biography!
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 Pershing: A Biography at 8.50 SGD from Kobo
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Pershing: A Biography
S$ 8.50 S$ 9.40
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In this persuasive biography, Jim Lacey sheds light on General Pershing's legacy as the nation's first modern combat commander, setting the standard for today's four-star officers. When the U.s. entered into WWI in 1917, they did so with inadequate forces. In just over a year, Pershing built and hurled a one million man army against forty battle-hardened German divisions, defending the hellish Meuse-Argonne and turning the tide of the war. With focus and clarity, Lacey traces the development of Pershing from Indian fighter, to guerrilla warrior against the Philippines insurgency to victorious commander in Wwi.
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 Biography Guide: Albert Einstein at 4.10 SGD from Kobo
Biography Guide: Albert Einstein
S$ 4.10
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Dive deep into the story of Albert Einstein's life anywhere you go: on a plane, on a mountain, in a canoe, under a tree. Or grab a flashlight and read Shmoop under the covers. Shmoop's award-winning Biographies are now available on your eReader. Shmoop eBooks are like having a trusted, fun, chatty, expert always by your side, no matter where you are (or how late it is at night).Shmoop Biographies offer fresh perspectives on great thinkers and doers. The biography includes a life story, family tree, resume of important works and accomplishments, jaw-dropping trivia and anecdotes, memorable quotes, and a timeline of formative events. Best of all, Shmoop's analysis aims to look at people from multiple points of view to give you the fullest understanding. After all, "there is no history, only histories" (Karl Popper).Experts and educators from top universities, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, have written these biographies designed to engage you and to get your brain bubbling. Shmoop is here to make you a better lover (of literature, history, life.) and to help you make connections to other historical moments, works of literature, current events, and pop culture. These learning guides will help you sink your teeth into the past. For more information, check out http://www. shmoop.com/biography/
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 Biography Guide: Zora Neale Hurston at 4.10 SGD from Kobo
Biography Guide: Zora Neale Hurston
S$ 4.10
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Dive deep into the story of Zora Neale Hurston's life anywhere you go: on a plane, on a mountain, in a canoe, under a tree. Or grab a flashlight and read Shmoop under the covers. Shmoop's award-winning Biographies are now available on your eReader. Shmoop eBooks are like having a trusted, fun, chatty, expert always by your side, no matter where you are (or how late it is at night).Shmoop Biographies offer fresh perspectives on great thinkers and doers. The biography includes a life story, family tree, resume of important works and accomplishments, jaw-dropping trivia and anecdotes, memorable quotes, and a timeline of formative events. Best of all, Shmoop's analysis aims to look at people from multiple points of view to give you the fullest understanding. After all, "there is no history, only histories" (Karl Popper).Experts and educators from top universities, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, have written these biographies designed to engage you and to get your brain bubbling. Shmoop is here to make you a better lover (of literature, history, life.) and to help you make connections to other historical moments, works of literature, current events, and pop culture. These learning guides will help you sink your teeth into the past. For more information, check out http://www. shmoop.com/biography/
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 Benjamin Franklin in his Autobiography and in Edmund S. Morgan's Biography Benjamin Franklin at 3.20 SGD from Kobo
Benjamin Franklin in his Autobiography and in Edmund S. Morgan's Biography Benjamin Franklin
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Essay from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Sewanee the University of the South, course: History 201: History of the US, 2 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Benjamin Franklin was the first American hero. He was essential in formulating America's cause and his role in the peace negotiations with England made him an idol for generations. In his Autobiography the reader can follow the course of his life until his 30th birthday. Although he does not give any accounts on his role in achieving American Independence, his work delivers a good impression on his character. Nevertheless, to understand Franklin more thoroughly it is essential to consider a modern biography about him. In comparison to the Autobiography which lays stress on his attitude and principles towards life, Edmund S. Morgan's work Benjamin Franklin estimates his achievements for America by using these principles as an explanation for his success. When comparing Franklin's own story about his life with any other biography, we have to take into account whom he addresses with his writing. The first part of the Autobiography is dedicated to his son William and is written while the old man is on a political mission in England in 17711. Unlike Morgan's Benjamin Franklin, published in 2002 and written for a broad audience, Franklin did not explicitly address the public with the first part of his work. Even though the Autobiography has by today been published and distributed all over the world, it is crucial to consider that its initial purpose was only to inform his son.
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 The Ultimate Biography Of The Bee Gees: Tales Of The Brothers Gibb at 26.40 SGD from Kobo
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The Ultimate Biography Of The Bee Gees: Tales Of The Brothers Gibb
S$ 26.40 S$ 33.00
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The definitive biography now updated to include the tragic death of Maurice Gibb in February 2003. The Bee Gee's journey from Fifties child act to musical institution is one of pop's most turbulent legends. Barry Maurice and Robin Gibb somehow managed to survive changing musical fashions and bitter personal feuds to create musical partnership that has already lasted four times as long as The Beatles. Described by the authors as their objective tribute this unflinching biography chronicles everything - the good the bad. and the bushed-up. Youthful delinquency disastrous marriages bitter lawsuits gay sex scandals serious drug problems and the death of younger brother Andy have sometimes made the personal lives of the Brothers Gibb look as bleak as the low spots of a career that once reduced them to playing the Batley Variety Club. Yet every time the Bee Gees roller coaster seemed derailed for good they recorded and went on to even greater triumphs. Today they are among pop music's all-time greats legendary performers producers and songwriters. But the true story of their success and the high price they paid for it has never been fully revealed. until now. This new edition of The Ultimate Biography incorporates a complete listing of every song written or recorded by the Gibbs.
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 R.E. Lee: A Biography, Vol. II at 9.80 SGD from Kobo
R.E. Lee: A Biography, Vol. II
S$ 9.80
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Following the immediate critical success of Lee's Dispatches, author Douglas Southall Freeman was approached by New York publisher Charles Scribner's Sons and invited to write a biography of Robert E. Lee. He accepted, and his research of Lee was exhaustive: he evaluated and cataloged every item about Lee, and reviewed records at West Point, the War Department, and material in private collections. In narrating the general's Civil War years, he used what came to be known as the "fog of war" technique-providing readers only the limited information that Lee himself had at a given moment. This helped convey the confusion of war that Lee experienced, as well as the processes by which Lee grappled with problems and made decisions. R.e. Lee: A Biography was published in four volumes in 1934 and 1935. In its book review, The New York Times declared it "Lee complete for all time." Historian Dumas Malone wrote, "Great as my personal expectations were, the realization far surpassed them." In 1935, Freeman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his four-volume biography. Freeman's R.e. Lee: A Biography remains the authoritative study on the Confederate general.
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 Delia Smith: The Biography at 12.30 SGD from Kobo
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Delia Smith: The Biography
S$ 12.30 S$ 15.30
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Delia Smith is more than just a cook, she has become a national icon with a loyal following of fans and a business empire worth millions. Delia Smith's career spans three decades. Whatever Delia says goes. Such is her influence, sales of products recommended by Delia soar. She single-handedly brought about The Great Cranberry Crisis of 1995 when her fans cleared supermarket shelves of the fruit and a previously small-time saucepan manufacturer saw its turnover soar with a mention of their omelette pan. Companies have been saved by a single recommendation by Delia. But what of the woman behind the ingredients? This book tells the extraordinary story of her life, from leaving school without a single qualification to becoming the undisputed queen of the kitchen. Drawing upon interviews with friends and colleagues, this biography shows that life has not always been easy for Delia. The author reveals the heartache that threatened to destroy her family and how religion helped her to cope with the crisis. Delia - The Biography examines the enormous effect that Delia Smith has exerted over generations of food lovers. It analyses the often-traumatic experiences that have shaped her huge ambition and reveals how her iron will ensures that she remains one step ahead of her rivals.
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 A Biography of Edmund Kean at 5.30 SGD from Kobo
A Biography of Edmund Kean
S$ 5.30
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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 Steve Pavlina: The Unauthorized Biography at 13.30 SGD from Kobo
Steve Pavlina: The Unauthorized Biography
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Steve Pavlina describes himself as "the most intensely growth-oriented individual you will ever meet." Since the age of 19, when he was almost convicted of felony grand theft auto, Steve has dedicated his life to personal growth. Impassioned by sharing his growth with others, Pavlina has penned more than 700 articles and a book. He has appeared in newspapers across the globe, including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Guardian. His self-titled website became the most popular personal development website on the planet, getting millions of hits per month. But who is Steve Pavlina? Is he the polymath he purports to be on his blog posts and in his book, or is he the "swindling knave" his opponents claim he is? Is Pavlina an honest personal blogger, or are his posts driven by the desire to make money, at all costs?From his early years at a high school with an abusive priest to his later in life experiments with polyamory and Bdsm, this biography tells you all you want to know about the prolific personal development blogger.
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Buck Owens: The Biography
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Retracing the life of Buck Owens-from his poverty-stricken youth as the son of a sharecropper to one of the nation's best-loved and wealthiest entertainers-this biography pays tribute to the man and his music by revealing his genius, his warmth, his humor, his vulnerabilities, and his flaws. It is based on personal sources, including original and latter-day Buckaroos, the cohost and the producer of Hee Haw, the former president of Capitol Nashville, and numerous country singers, relatives, ex-wives, ex-lovers, and ex-employees. The result is a 360-degree profile of a shrewd businessman-the polar opposite of the aw-shucks image he cultivated on Hee Haw. Owens was the top-selling country act of the 1960s-with 21 number-one hits and 35 consecutive top-10 hits from 1962 to 1972, a total surpassed only by the Beatles. One of his major contributions to this era was his invention of the Bakersfield sound, mixing electric guitars with a rock 'n' roll beat, which became popular with country and rock fans alike. This biography details the rift Buck had with the Nashville establishment, his reasons for never becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the number of times Buck married, the truth about Buck posing in the nude for Playgirl, and his strained but professional relationship with Hee Haw cohost Roy Clark.
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Hidden among the simple lists of ingredients and directions for everyday foods are surprising stories. In Baking as Biography, Diane Tye considers her mother's recipe collection, reading between the lines of the aging index cards to provide a candid and nuanced portrait of one woman's life as mother, minister's wife, and participant in local Maritime women's networks.
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William T. Sherman: A Biography
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This book tells the life story of William T. Sherman, one of the Civil War's most accomplished generals and an American military professional who changed how wars were fought. Uses Sherman's own words to give readers insight as to what he felt and thought Provides easy-to-read commentary of events in Sherman's life Describes interaction between Sherman and his peers that contributed to the outcome of battles Analyzes Sherman's accomplishments and failures in a fair and balanced manner
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A Biography of Paul Berg
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With a Foreword by Sydney Brenner (Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2002)This biography details the life of Paul Berg (Emeritus Professor at Stanford University), tracing Berg's life from birth, in 1926, to the present, with special emphasis on his enormous scientific contributions, including being the first to develop technology that led to gene cloning science. In 1980, Berg received a Nobel Prize in chemistry for this work. In addition to his contributions in the research laboratory, Berg orchestrated and oversaw a historic meeting at Asilomar, California that centered on a threatening controversy surrounding the perception by some of the harmful potential of recombinant DNA technology. This meeting did much to forestall this controversy and to put in place the regulation of recombinant DNA work, thus putting fears to rest. The recombinant DNA controversy was a historic outcome of the discovery of gene cloning. Notably, it represented a paramount example of scientific foresight and due diligence by the scientific community, rather than by regulatory entities in the United States and many other countries. The ultimate acceptance of gene/DNA cloning led to a new era of modern biology that thrives to the present. This book is aimed primarily at scientists and those in training. The book strives to simply provide information for the general reader, but is not specifically tailored for a general reading audience. While many books cover the recombinant DNA controversy, none have satisfactorily addressed this historic period and are often contradictory about the many who's, where's, and why's involved. Additionally, the great majority of these were written by non-scientists. This biography of Paul Berg provides access to numerous archived letters and documents at Stanford University not previously addressed, and to the chronology of events as recalled and documented by him, as well as other key personalities, many of whom were interviewed. Contents: Part I:Growin
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Charles Dickens: A Biography
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Considered merely as literary fashions, romanticism and realism are both tricks, and tricks alone. The only advantage lies with romanticism, which is a little less artificial and technical than realism. For the great majority of people here and now do naturally write romanticism, as we see it in a love- letter, or a diary, or a quarrel, and nobody on earth naturally writes realism as we see it in a description by Flaubert. But both are technical dodges and realism only the more eccentric. It is a trick to make things happen harmoniously always, and it is a trick to make them always happen discordantly. It is a trick to make a heroine, in the act of accepting a lover, suddenly aureoled by a chance burst of sunshine, and then to call it romance. But it is quite as much of a trick to make her, in the act of accepting a lover, drop her umbrella, or trip over a hassock, and then call it the bold plain realism of life. If any one wishes to satisfy himself as to how excessively little this technical realism has to do, I do not say with profound reality, but even with casual truth to life, let him make a simple experiment offered to him by the history of literature. Let him ask what is of all English books the book most full of this masterly technical realism, most full of all these arresting details, all these convincing irrelevancies, all these impedimenta of prosaic life; and then as far as truth to life is concerned he will find that it is a story about men as big as houses and men as small as dandelions, about horses with human souls and an island that flew like a balloon.
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她是一个有趣的女孩、媒人和罗伯特 雷德福的女主角。无论是她作为一名歌手的国际声誉,还是她以《妙女郎》中的范妮 布赖斯形象获得的第一个巨大电影成功,芭芭拉 史翠珊时至今日,仍证明自己是最多才多艺又美轮美奂的明星。附带惊艳的照片,这本传记讲述了她独特又振奋人心的崛起,成为巨星的引人入胜的故事。 在这个温暖且富有同情心的国际巨星身上,作者弗兰克 布雷迪写道: 芭芭拉-女人。私密又浪漫。了解她与埃利奥特 古尔德的婚姻,她的孩子,她的离异,她与演员奥马尔 沙里夫、皮埃尔 特鲁多-加拿大总理、以及长期合作电影制片人乔恩 彼得斯的恋情。 芭芭拉-歌手。动人又充满激情。追随她,从她7岁时出道,至作为世界头号女歌手和唱片艺术家。 芭芭拉-女演员。聪明、幽默、最多才多艺的女演员之一。从她首个百老汇角色(如《我可以替你批发》里的马暮斯兰小姐)追溯她的事业,透过《妙女郎》、《往日情怀》和《一个明星的诞生》这类影片,她令人眼花缭乱的表演实力,可窥见一斑。
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MoreZoella:Youtube, Love and Lifestyle (A Biography of the most popular Youtuber on the Planet)
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Zoe Sugg, more popularly known as Zoella, is a British web celebrity who is popular for her Youtube Channel "Zoella", who has captured the hearts of many for her Zoella beauty tutorials, and random thoughts about fashion, lifestyle, and recently become the famous novel author "Girl Online"."Zoella" Admit it. You have heard about her. You probably have seen one of her videos or two. Or, maybe, you are already subscribed to her channel. After all, she has more than 6 million followers across the globe-and the numbers just keep on multiplying! She also has over 2 million Twitter followers, and over 3 million followers on Instagram. This book is especially great for traveling, waiting rooms, and read aloud with friends and family. Excellent for beginning and early readers Cover every details you want to know about Zoella Stunning with many rare Zoey's photosKnown for her wit, Zoella, has also won a couple of awards including the famed Best British Vlogger Award at the Radio1 Music Awards, which was handed out to her by Harry Styles, and the rest of One Direction. It was a big testament to how far she has come. This book will help you get to know Zoella more from how she started out in the business, to the things she does for fun, and the lessons learned along the way. Start reading now and maybe put up your own Vlog, too. Who knows? You might be the next Zoella! Story List & Activities: Zoella's Early Beginnings She Does What She Loves (Youtube, Of course) Her very own style Zoey's world, a better place for animals Collage in her own thought Zoella ways of Organizing, and designing Zoey's plan of marriage life Free Gift: Zoella's personal quiz 100% Money Back GuaranteeScroll up and click 'buy' and spend your quality time with MoreZoella Book!
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World celebrity biography books:Napoleon
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Napoleon"tells: Napoleon was born in Corsica Ajaccio in 1769, when Corsica that belonged to the Republic of Genoa before Napoleon was born was just sold to the Republic of France. His clan was a declined Italian aristocratic family, but the king of France admitted that his father was a noble of the Republic of France. At the age of nine, Napoleon went to France buliaina Military Academy according to the arrangement of his father. In 1784 he was elected to Paris High Military School to major artillery, in one year he got the military officer certification that others needed 3 years, he was appointed as the second lieutenant of the royal artillery. His father died when he was 16. When he garrisoned different places with the army, he read many works of the enlighten thinkers, the idea of Jean-Jacques Rousseau who was one of the enlighten thinkers influenced him greatly. Napoleon looked himself as a foreigner at the very start; it was always in his mind that Corsica could break from the Republic of France to get independence. In 1789 after French Revolution breaking out, Napoleon came back to Corsica to promote it to get independence, but he was excluded by a Anglomania group, he with his whole family fled to France in the end. He was appreciated by Jacobin as he led his army to break into Toulon the fort of royalist In July 1793. Napoleon was investigated for the close relation with brothers Roberspierre during the Thermidorian Reaction in 1794, and he was dismissed the military rank of brigadier as he refused to serve in Italian army. In 1795 he was promoted to be the lieutenant general and the commander in chief of Paris garrison in one night after he was entrusted by Barras the directorate of Paris to put down the rebellion of the royalist successfully, which made him to stand out conspicuously in military and political circles. Napoleon was an excellent militarist who deeply researched the military knowledge of that time, and who was good at practicing various mil
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The Lady of Court Square: The Biography of Eva Caroline Whitaker Davis: A Lady of Courage That Would Not Accept Defeat
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Eva Caroline Whitaker Davis was the Curator & Director of the Old Court House Museum - Eva W. Davis Memorial in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Her life tells the story that, money isn't the object, age means nothing, that lack of formal education can not be used as an excuse, but through will, intent, hard work, Faith, not giving up and God's Grace all can be accomplished regardless of the obstacles that are placed in one's path. Life is a matter of recognizing that there are endless potentials, complete with endless possibilities. Those that think that they can not achieve because they have nothing, Eva's story is written for you. Those that just enjoy an inspirational story of a woman that would not be overlooked, this message is for you. Those that need to identify with a powerful being to emulate here is your mentor, You are the ones that are called to read this book. There are no excuses for failure unless you give yourself permission and allow yourself to believe that you are not worthy of success.
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Rock Records Chyi's Voice Biography 1978-90
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Chyi's Voice Biography 1978-90
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Sarah Millican - The Biography of the Funniest Woman in Britain
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Cake baker, cat lover, agony aunt - she's one of the country's brightest new comedy talents. But who is the real Sarah Millican? For the first time, journalist Tina Campanella gives you the full story of the British Comedy Award winner's astonishing rise to fame…After her husband unexpectedly left her in 2004, Sarah Millican moved back in with her parents and found solace in a series of writing workshops. And it wasn't long before she made the move from writing to performing, drawing on the pain of her recent break-up. She had never even been inside a comedy club when she first stepped onto a stage, microphone in hand. But her emotionally revealing stand-up instantly won the hearts of her audience. Sarah's debut solo show at the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival won her the 2008.if comedy Best Newcomer Award, causing a stir among the seasoned reviewers and judges. With appearances on 8 out of 10 cats, QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week quickly cementing her status as a household name, the country watched - and laughed - as her star continued to rise. And she was rewarded with her own show - The Sarah Millican Television Programme - which combines telly inspired stand-up and unique interviews with her celeb heroes. It's been quite a journey for the giggly Geordie. In this revealing new book you'll find everything you need to know about how this once shy girl became one of the country's funniest women…
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Robert Pattinson - The Biography
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The Twilight Saga may have made 'R-Patz' a household name - and earned him a spot on the bedroom walls of teenage girls around the world - but long gone are the days when he was just seen as a (very) pretty face. Named amongst Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People, and drawing critical acclaim for recent screen performances, he is carving a formidable reputation as a serious actor, artist and ambassador as well as a sex symbol. Hailed as 'the next Jude Law' when the supporting role of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire fell to him, it was only a matter of time before other major productions joined the hunt. But after accepting the offer to play Edward Cullen in the first Twilight movie, Robert couldn't have dreamt just how far into the spotlight he would be catapulted. The series went on to gross over? 2billion worldwide, and for the heartthrob star of the story, opportunity knocked from every direction. From supporting charities against child trafficking through selling his own artwork, to campaigning to raise awareness of cancer, it's clear he has a heart of gold to match a jawline of iron. And with critically acclaimed performances in more mature movies like futuristic western The Rover, and an Oscar-bait role as T.e. Lawrence in Queen of the Desert on the horizon, there can be no doubt that Robert Pattinson is set to be the modern-day matinee idol of the decade.
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Paul O'Grady - The Biography
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Comedian, teatime talk show host and all-round entertainer, multi-award winning Paul O'Grady is one of the most popular figures on British television. But his real-life journey has been more dramatic than any of his on-stage stories. Born into a noisy Irish Catholic household in Birkenhead, Paul was always determined to live a colourful life. He was a boxing champion as a boy. He became a dad as a teenager. He has been a barman in a brothel and spent his first years in London working as a carer to some of the capital's most at-risk kids. In this, the first major biography of the star, Neil Simpson reveals the extraordinary highs and the terrible lows of Paul's life. He explains: how Lily Savage was born as a way to make more money - and help Paul take his mind off the horrors he saw every day as a social worker; how tough it was for the 'blonde bombsite from Birkenhead' to break into the entertainment mainstream; and, why Paul decided to risk everything by throwing off Lily's wig and carving out a new career as himself. The depression, the private grief and the near fatal heart attacks that struck as Paul re-invented himself as the funniest and most successful chat show host in the country. Frequently hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenchingly sad, Paul O'Grady has always lived his life on a rollercoaster of emotions. Today he is a proud grandfather, a multimillionaire and a man loved by millions of devoted fans. This is his incredible story.
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Matt Damon Mini Biography
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Matt Damon is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the drama film Good Will Hunting (1997) from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend and actor Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for their work. For his performance in the film, Damon received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. Damon has since starred in commercially successful films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), the Ocean's trilogy, and the first three films in the Bourne series, while also gaining critical acclaim for his performances in dramas such as Syriana (2005), The Good Shepherd (2006), and The Departed (2006). He garnered a Golden Globe nomination for portraying the title character in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Francois Pienaar in Invictus (2009). He is one of the top-40 highest-grossing actors of all time. In 2007, Damon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Damon has been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, and Water.org. Learn more about him in this informative and concise biography!
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Ellen DeGeneres Mini Biography
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Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actress, writer, andtelevision producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellenfrom 1994 to 1998, and has her syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. In 1997, DeGeneres came out as lesbian. The bold disclosure of her sexual orientation sparked clamorous interest by American tabloids. The contentiousness of the media coverage stunted DeGeneres' professional career and left her "mired in depression". That same year, she started a romantic relationship with actress Anne Heche that lasted until August 2000. In her book Love, Ellen, DeGeneres's mother, Betty DeGeneres describes being initially shocked when her daughter came out, but has become one of her strongest supporters; she is also an active member of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Pflag) and spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's Coming Out Project. Learn more about her in this informative and concise biography!
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Reconsidering Biography
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As part of the Samuel Johnson tercentenary commemoration, the University of Georgia Press published the first full scholarly edition of Sir John Hawkins's Life of Samuel Johnson, Ll.d. (1787). From its inception, Hawkins's work, arising from a close relationship with Johnson that spanned over forty-five years, challenged certain adulatory views of Johnson and has continued to raise interesting critical questions about both Johnsonian biography and the genre of biography generally. Reconsidering Biography collects new essays that explore Hawkins's biography of Johnson within its historical, political, legal, and personal contexts. More particularly, this volume considers how Hawkins's approach to recording the Life of Johnson opens up broader questions about early modern biography and its relationship with eighteenth-century trends in aesthetics, politics, and historiography. These sophisticated and informed essays on a curious and often vexed friendship, and its literary offspring, supply a colorful and expansive view of the role of life-writing in the eighteenth-century literary imagination.
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Biography Guide: Robert Frost
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Dive deep into the story of Robert Frost's life anywhere you go: on a plane, on a mountain, in a canoe, under a tree. Or grab a flashlight and read Shmoop under the covers. Shmoop's award-winning Biographies are now available on your eReader. Shmoop eBooks are like having a trusted, fun, chatty, expert always by your side, no matter where you are (or how late it is at night).Shmoop Biographies offer fresh perspectives on great thinkers and doers. The biography includes a life story, family tree, resume of important works and accomplishments, jaw-dropping trivia and anecdotes, memorable quotes, and a timeline of formative events. Best of all, Shmoop's analysis aims to look at people from multiple points of view to give you the fullest understanding. After all, "there is no history, only histories" (Karl Popper).Experts and educators from top universities, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Harvard, have written these biographies designed to engage you and to get your brain bubbling. Shmoop is here to make you a better lover (of literature, history, life.) and to help you make connections to other historical moments, works of literature, current events, and pop culture. These learning guides will help you sink your teeth into the past. For more information, check out http://www. shmoop.com/biography/
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Pamela Anderson: The Unofficial Biography
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In this unofficial biography of the famous Pamela Anderson we learn of the person within. From her early childhood to where she stands now-in the limelight. We see her as the Canadian woman who pursued and was able to become one of the most influential people of our times. We see her rise to fame and becoming the only woman who has ever graced the playboy magazine's cover in an astounding five times. This Canadian bombshell with her support for movements like Peta and Veganism is a sight to see and a person to read about.
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Elvis for Kids: A Biography of Elvis Presley Just for Kids!
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He was one of the most brilliant men in the world. His music inspired millions of lives and changed culture as we know it. But who was he really? This book, just for kids, will look at his childhood, education, marriage and work to see what made him who he was! KidLit-o is a leading electronic publisher in children's books; each month, it publishes several history, science and language arts books.
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Stephen Harper Mini Biography
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Stephen Harper is a Canadian politician who is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and the Leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister in 2006, forming a minority government after the 2006 election. He is the first prime minister to come from the newly reconstituted Conservative Party, which formed after a merger of the Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance. Harper has been the Member of Parliament (Mp) for the riding of Calgary Southwest in Alberta since 2002. Harper's Conservative Party won a stronger minority in the October 2008 federal election, showing a small increase in the percentage of the popular vote and increased representation in the Canadian House of Commons, with 143 of 308 seats. The 40th Canadian Parliament was dissolved in March 2011, after his government failed a no-confidence vote on the issue of the Cabinet being in contempt of parliament. In the May 2011 federal election, Harper's Conservative Party won a majority government, the first since the 2000 federal election. His party won 166 seats, an increase of 23 seats from the October 2008 election. He continues to be a pivotal figure in the Canadian political world and one of the most polarizing prime ministers in the history of the nation. Learn more about him in this informative biography!
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George Carlin Mini Biography
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George Carlin was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black comedy as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.s. Supreme Court case C.C.v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5-4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians." The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. From the late 1980s, Carlin's routines focused on sociocultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. In 2004, Carlin was placed second on the Comedy Central list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians, ahead of Lenny Bruce and behind Richard Pryor. He was a frequent performer and guest host on The Tonight Show during the three-decade Johnny Carson era, and hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death. In 2008, he was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Learn more about him in this informative and concise biography!
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Russell Crowe: The Unauthorized Biography
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Winner of the Academy Award in 2001 for his performance in Gladiator and the Golden Globe in 2002 for his starring role in A Beautiful Mind, Russell Crowe is the hottest actor in movies today. This biography traces his career from rock 'n' roller (he still sings and plays guitar with his band, Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts) to Australian stage, film and TV actor to Hollywood star in movies such as L.a. Confidential and The Insider.
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The Art of Biography in Antiquity
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Greek and Roman biography embraces much more than Plutarch, Suetonius and their lost Hellenistic antecedents. In this book Professor Hägg explores the whole range and diversity of ancient biography, from its Socratic beginnings to the Christian acquisition of the form in late antiquity. He shows how creative writers developed the lives of popular heroes like Homer, Aesop and Alexander and how the Christian gospels grew from bare sayings to full lives. In imperial Rome biography flourished in the works of Greek writers: Lucian's satire, Philostratus' full sophistic orchestration, Porphyry's intellectual portrait of Plotinus. Perhaps surprisingly, it is not political biography or the lives of poets that provide the main artery of ancient biography, but various kinds of philosophical, spiritual and ethical lives. Applying a consistent biographical reading to a representative set of surviving texts, this book opens up the manifold but often neglected art of biography in classical antiquity.
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Montgomery Clift: A Biography
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Bosworth's unforgettable portrait of one of Hollywood's most magnetic, timeless, and tragic stars-Montgomery CliftFrom the moment he leapt to stardom with the films Red River and A Place in the Sun, Montgomery Clift was acclaimed by critics and loved by fans. Elegant, moody, and strikingly handsome, he became one of the most definitive actors of the 1950s, the first of Hollywood's "loner heroes," a group that includes Marlon Brando and James Dean. In this affecting biography, Patricia Bosworth explores the complex inner life and desires of the renowned actor. She traces a poignant trajectory: Clift's childhood was dominated by a controlling, class-obsessed mother who never left him alone. He developed passionate friendships with Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in spite of his closeted homosexuality. Then his face was destroyed after a traumatic car crash outside Taylor's house. He continued to make films, but the loss of his beauty and subsequent addictions finally brought the curtain down on his career. Stunning and heartrending, Montgomery Clift is a remarkable tribute to one of Hollywood's most gifted-and tormented-actors.
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Civil War Surgeon - Biography of James Langstaff Dunn, MD
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This book is a Biography of James Langstaff Dunn, MD, Civil War Surgeon and unwavering Patriot, from Medical Student 1846 to War End 1865. A modern doctor, Paul B Kerr, MD, obtained 140 letters Dunn wrote to his dear wife, Temperance, and children, from his College and War years. Dr Kerr interprets the letters as relates to surgery, diseases, tent life, prisons, hospitals and logistics in the light of life and medicine today, and his own experiences in Army Medicine in WW II and Korea. Dr Kerr also discusses the knowledge of anesthesia in the 1800s, and how it evolved during 40 years of his own practice of anesthesia. Dunn was the Surgeon of the 109th PA Volunteers of Infantry for three years, a Batallion that carried many central assignments and battles. Fighting for 1 1/2 years with the Army of the Potomac, his unit did a second 1 1/2 years with the Army of the Tennessee. Dunn describes first-hand the Battles for Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga, Atlanta and the occupancy of Savannah. You won't forget his exhausting personal help for women and babies in the fiery destruction of Columbia, South Carolina. Nor will his description of first entry into Atlanta be forgotten. Dunn personally names Clara Barton "The Angel of the Battlefield." He witnesses the amazing assault on Lookout Mountain, visits relatives in Cincinnati and Nashville. In Washington, he observes President Lincoln and the huge tent city with thousands of marching men there. We have from him a dateline Washington, DC on the very day Lincoln was shot. We meet his boss and friend, General John Geary, who from Mayor of San Francisco and Governor of Kansas, becomes his Commandant, and, after the War, Governor of Pennsylvania. We learn first hand about drunkenness, "Hospital Gangrene;" and Dunn's encounters with slaves, the aristocracy of Virginia and the primitive whites of the Tennessee Mountains. Throughout, Dr Dunn keeps his morals, his devotion to the Union and his disgust with pacifists at ho
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A.j.a. Symons's life is changed forever when his friend Millard, a dealer in rare books, lends him an old tome and a stack of manuscript letters. The book is Hadrian the Seventh (1904), the work of one "Fr. Rolfe"; it is a brilliant and bizarre fantasy, in which a downtrodden English writer is one day unexpectedly elected Pope. The letters tell of the final days of Rolfe (alias Baron Corvo) in Venice - penniless, homeless, and starving - and set out in lurid detail the depths of his sexual depravity. Compelled to learn more about Rolfe and understand how a man who could write a masterpiece like Hadrian the Seventh could wind up dying in squalor in Italy, Symons sets out on his 'Quest for Corvo', tracing Rolfe's family, friends, and enemies, and piecing together from their accounts the life of this enigmatic genius. What emerges is a thrilling page-turner, as compelling and mysterious as a detective novel, and as we follow Symons's quest and discover the often funny, often heartbreaking facts of the life of the eccentric Baron, we make the acquaintance of not one, but two fascinating men: Rolfe and his biographer. Subtitled 'an experiment in biography', Symons's book remains one of the greatest biographies ever written and an enduring work of twentieth-century English literature. This first-ever digital edition makes Symons's finest work available to a new generation of readers and joins several of Corvo's works, also available from Valancourt Books.
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Would it be possible to compose a book that appears to be "about" its author, but is indirectly about something else, like identity or relationships or language? Maybe a book not written by a hero. but by many?This was the challenge taken up by Kevin McPherson Eckhoff in his fourth book, their biography: an organism of relationships. This collaborative memoir collages together word-portraits from friends, family, coworkers, strangers, robots, and even adversaries in order to create a silhouette of not a single person, but of the manacles that connect people to one another. their biography is meant to make people think-it's broad array of voices and poetic/prosaic forms disturbs comfortable patterns of reading, and its subject is as much about the contributors as the author. Eclectic and desolate, confessional and dubious, this record of relationships defies authorship, biography, and individualism. Fans of Gregory Betts's "Facebook Poem Project" or Rachel Zolf's Tolerance Project, along with anyone compelled by contemporary poetry and conceptual art, will connect with this pixelated investigation into identity, and the true meaning of 'self' as we and others define it.
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Biography as a literary genre is largely the product of the eighteenth century and of one seminal work, James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson (1791). Boswell's innovations revolutionized the genre and made it the target of suppression and censorship. He sought not only to memorialize a great man but also to reveal his flaws. Boswell reported long stretches of Johnson's conversation, noted his mannerisms, and in general gave an intimate picture such as no biography had ever before dared to attempt. After Boswell, there was a retreat from his bolder innovations, which amounted to self-censorship on the biographer's part. When Thomas Carlyle's biographer, James Anthony Froude, braved this trend against truth and allowed his subject's dark side to show, he was vilified in the press. The tensions between discretion and candor have endured in British biography since Froude, a point Carl Rollyson makes in the reviews of contemporary British biographers he includes in British Biography, which also contains Johnson's full-length biography of Richard Savage, excerpts from Boswell's Life of Johnson as well selections from and commentaries on Southey's biography of Nelson, Mrs. Gaskell's biography of Charlotte Brontë, and the revolutionary work of Froude and Strachey.
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Dinkle's Life tells the story of Dr. Lonnie Paul Dinkle, now a famous mathematician and philosopher at Cimarron College in southern Oklahoma. His secret burden involves desecration of an ancient burial mound and release of three exceedingly dangerous spirits so wisely interred by the Native People. Dinkle's life's work consists of four great philosophical masterpieces-Theory of Complex Systems, Mystic Experience Correlates, Subatomic Sociology, and The Nature of God-all impossibly arcane and filled will with equations and proofs. But all through his successful career as a thinker, he's carried his Ma's demand that he find those spirits, kill them, and return them to their graves. The fact that his mother was a real, true, witch, and that those spirits are now incarnate, makes the task difficult enough so that Dinkle enlists an unsuspecting student newspaper journalist, Jimmy Bolt, an orphan, as help. As Dinkle dug into the mound, so Bolt digs through Dinkle's office, and the result is an epic journey through time, space, culture, the American Central Plains agricultural economy, the banking industry, and, strange as it seems, the Universe beyond our galaxy. The ghosts are still with us: The God of Fiction produces the lies of men in power; the God of Growth stimulates us to increase our use, exponentially, of limited resources; and, the God of the Group drives us to hate "the other" with a passion that leads so often to violence. Dinkle's Life is a ghost story, yes, but one with profound meaning for the modern world.
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Discover the wisdom of this controversial theologian whose counsel and meditations have found a wide audience for more than three centuries. François Fénelon was a seventeenth-century French archbishop who rose to a position of influence in the court of Louis Xiv. Amid the splendor and decadence of Versailles, Fénelon became a wise mentor to many members of the king's court as well as to the controversial Madame Guyon. Later exiled from Versailles for political reasons, Fénelon set out to improve the lot of peasants of his diocese and to deepen the spiritual life of all with whom he came in contact. Until his death, he corresponded with those at court who had become his spiritual "children." Twenty-first century Christians are rediscovering the wisdom of this spiritual thinker. Together with Pascal-who was an old man in Fenelon's youth-he showed how it was possible to have devotion and faith in the Age of Enlightenment. He battled heresies, faced charges of heresy himself, and wrote masterful books of insight into the spiritual life. "Peter Gorday's life of Fenelon is a gem. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in Fenelon or Christian mysticism in general." -Dr. Chad Helms, Professor of Modern Foreign Languages, Presbyterian College, and editor of Fenelon: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality) "Gorday traces the complex situation in Fenelon's time and the varying perspectives of his interpreters. He declares him not cunning but tough as a thinker. In this book, we get not only a fascinating story but also a subtle guide to self-examination." -Dr. Eugene TeSelle, Emeritus, Vanderbilt Divinity School
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A Happy and Informative Present: at the new Université de Sherbrooke, Pierre had developed a four-month teaching program for clinical nurses prior to their departure to the Canadian Far North where they would be in charge of a Nursing Station. In 1973, a group of them gave me as a parting gift the French translation of "The Scalpel and the Sword" by Ted Allen and Sydney Gordon (Toronto, 1952); the French version was by Jean Pare, 'Docteur Bethune' (Montreal, 1973). As new Canadians, we thought it odd that the French version should take 20 years to appear on the scene. We had been in Canada for 15 years. In 1975, Pierre's career led him to 1'hospitaldu Sacré-Coeur where Dr. Bethune worked for over three years (1933-1936), his first experience in a non-English environment before going to Spain and China where he died in 1939. He became my last model. During the last seven years of his life Dr Bethune was able to adapt in a masterful way to three completely different important complex situations on three different continents (January 1936 November 1939). On the social side, Joan became secretary of the Montreal-based Norman Bethune Foundation. A year later, Pierre became its fourth Chairman, eventually becoming responsible for a professional exchange program between Montreal and China, working most of the time at the Bethune International Peace Hospital in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province (19891994). Joan was responsible for a Tesl program, Pierre for a medical teaching program. Note: Joan is the note-taker, keeping a daily agenda since 1960 without interruptions! Pierre took lots of pictures and accumulated written stuff all classified and in sequence, in about fifty tightly packed binders.
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This comprehensive biography of Pope Benedict XVI emphasizes his theological positions and contributions as a theologian. Photographs Lightly annotated bibliography
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Robert E. Lee: A Biography takes one of the best known and least understood figures of the American Civic War down from his pedestal as an iconic, legendary hero and transforms him into a human being that 21st-century readers can easily relate to. Author Brian Melton clearly separates fact from the idealized lore and fiction created after the Civil War by members of what has been termed "the Lee cult." Through the book's thorough, clear, and accessible presentation, and its inclusion of accurate historical details-for example, Lee's status as an incurable flirt-General Lee becomes a fascinating and compelling mortal man. Intended for both high school students and the general public, this biography will offer a thorough and unbiased examination of Lee's life and military career. Readers will be able to clearly trace the steps that led Lee to prominence-both before and during the Civil War-and discover how his actions helped shape the American military.
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Among the few great statesmen to emerge in Asia, Jawaharal Nehru achieved a national metamorphosis in some ways even more astonishing than that of another towering patriarch, Mao Tse-tung. Not only did he wrest from the British their most prized and dearly loved Imperial possession and give his people independence, he brought his culturally rich yet economically improvised nation into the twentieth century as a force to be reasoned with. The first volume of Sarvepalli Gopal's remarkable biographic, covering Nehru's youth and ending with Independence in 1947, is written from first-hand knowledge of the man who served for ten years in the Ministry for External Affairs and from the unlimited access granted him by the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to her father's private papers.
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Brief Biographies of Persons Distinguished in the Professional, Military and Political Life, and the Commerce and Industry of Canada, in the Twentieth Century.
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Twelve Years a Slave - Biographies & Memoirs - Adventurers & Explorers: Are you interested in Adventurers & Explorers? Would you like to learn about great historical stories? Are you eager to become more familiar with the transatlantic slave trade? Twelve Years a Slave - Born to Be Free is a great biographical story of Ellen and William Craft who were to slaves who forged and pulled off one of the greatest escape plans in history. Discover what motivated them to go as far as disguising each other to enable them to escape the clutches of slavery! Also learn about some of the kind and friendly people they came across during their escape. Also find out how the Crafts remarkable acts of courageous behavior ultimately paved the way for many other escaped slaves, and how their influences also effected the overall abolition of slavery.
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Zhuangzi (about 369 BC through 286 Bc), given name as "Zhou" and styled name as "ZiXiu", is from Meng district in Song in Warring States period (the north-east of Shangqiu Henan province today). He is a famous thinker, philosopher, literaturer and the representative of the school of "Dao", the successor and developer of the philosophical thinking of Laozi, the founder of the school of Zhuangzi in pre-Qin. His theory covered every side of the society at that time, but its essential spirit still belonged to the philosophy of Laozi. So later people called him and Laozi as "LaoZhuang", their philosophy was called "the philosophy of LaoZhuang".
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Nobel": in the history of the science in the world,there is a great scientist who not only devoted himself to the science but also left his will that contributed all his heritages to the science to award the future people and to encourage them to climb the peak of the science. Today the science award named by his name has become the top science award. His name and his great achievements in science exploration will be recorded in the history of the human civilization for ever. This greatest scientist is well-known Swedis chemist-Alfred Bernhard Nobel. Noble was born in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. His father devoted himself to the chemistry research; especially dynamite. Affected by his father, Noble showed tenacious and brave characters when he was a child. He often went to do the dynamite experiments with his father and spent his childhood in explosive sound. Nobel did not go to school until 8 years' old, but only for one year, this was the only normal school education he received. In order to let him learn more knowledge, in 1850 his father sent him abroad to study. He had been to Germany, France, Italy and U.s.a in 2 years. He accumulated plentiful knowledge fast due to his well observing and hard studying. Soon he became a scientist mastering multiple foreign languages. After returning to his country, Noble investigated many production process in factory practice work. He not only increased lots of practical technologies, but also got familiar with the production and the management in factory. After many frustrations, relying on his hard and persistent study, Noble gradually grew up to a scientist and inventor with no formal degree. Noble had so many inventions in his life and got 255 patents, including 129 dynamites patents. His inventing interests were not limited to dynamites, as a inventor and scientist, he had abundant imaginations and stong willpower. Nobel devoted his whole life to the science, he was never married and spent most of his time in the
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Sima Qian Sima Qian (Szu-ma Chien; c. 145 or 135 BC C 86 BC) was a Chinese historian and litterateur of the Han dynasty. He was considered as the father of Chinese historiography for his work, the Records of the Grand Historian, a Jizhuanti-style general history of China, covering more than two thousand years from the Yellow Emperor to his time, during the reign of Emperor Wu of Han. Although he worked as the Court Astrologer (Chinese: Tish Lng), later generations refered to him as the Grand Historian (Chinese: Taishi Gong or tai-shih-kung) for his monumental work.
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Cao Xueqin"describes Cao Xueqin's whole life from rich to poor and full of hardships. Cao Xueqin is the author of the famous novel " Dream of Red Mansions", his name has been listed as one of the greatest writers of the world. He was born in a rich family, but at the middle age enormous change happened in his family, he passed through all the vicissitudes, so he understood society deeply, meanwhile he was a wise and brilliant man which made him create this most celebrated work. "Cao Xueqin" is the reference book for the young people to know Cao Xueqin and his work"Dream of Red Mansions".
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Ted Cruz is more than qualified to become President of the United States. He has been described as brilliant. Read about his life and views.
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If you are looking for an inspirational, true-life hero to introduce your children to, Steve Jobs is definitely a good choice! Not many people have changed the way we think or do things as much as Steve Jobs. He changed how we listen to music. He changed how we use phones. He even changed the way we buy these things. He is the reason the iPod, iPhone, iPad, or even Pixar movies are around. He looked at things differently than other people. He changed the world because he saw things other people did not. "Meet Steve Jobs" was written for children age 6 & Up. With many colorful illustrations, this biography focuses on the interesting life stories of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs and how he showed us all how seemingly unreachable "dreams" can be accomplished if you are willing to keep working hard until you reach whatever goal you have set in front of you.
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If you are looking for an inspirational, true-life hero to introduce your children to, Helen Keller is definitely a good choice! "Meet Helen Keller" was written for children age 8 & up. With many colorful illustrations, this biography focuses on Helen Keller's life stories and how she overcame her disabilities. Helen Keller was a very special woman who did not let a problem keep her from reaching her goals. Before she was two years old, a quick illness left her unable to see or hear any more. Suddenly in a dark, quiet place, Helen depended on the love of her family and friends and her own strong curiosity to learn. With the patience and creativity of a loving teacher, Helen learned how to read special books, speak and type for herself. Helen worked very hard to share what she learned to help other people get past their disabilities and problems. Her fight for fairness for all people has made Helen Keller one of the most famous women in the world.
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The greatest plays of Terence Rattigan (1911-77) - including The Browning Version, The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables and The Winslow Boy - are now established classics. There have been regular revivals of his work, including recent productions in the West End, at Chichester Festival Theatre and by the Peter Hall Company. From the heady days of Rattigan's early success to the darker days of his decline in popularity, Wansell paints a captivating portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest theatrical lights. Geoffrey Wansell is vice president of the Terence Rattigan Society: www. theterencerattigansociety. co. uk
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This book gives an account of the life of Issac Newton and his theories.
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Tipu Sultan was a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore renowned for his bravery in the wars against the British East India Company. Well known for his valor and courage, he is regarded as the first freedom fighter of India for his fierce battles against the British who tried to conquer the territories under the sultan's rule. This book gives complete details of his life as a ruler and his military campaigns.
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A complex and moving character study of a woman tragically out of step with her time and place."-Chicago Tribune This definitive biography of Mary Todd Lincoln beautifully conveys her tumultuous life and times. A privileged daughter of the proud clan that founded Lexington, Kentucky, Mary fell into a stormy romance with the raw Illinois attorney Abraham Lincoln. For twenty-five years the Lincolns forged opposing temperaments into a tolerant, loving marriage. Even as the nation suffered secession and civil war, Mary experienced the tragedies of losing three of her four children and then her husband. An insanity trial orchestrated by her surviving son led to her confinement in an asylum. Mary Todd Lincoln is still often portrayed in one dimension, as the stereotype of the best-hated faults of all women. Here her life is restored for us whole.
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The best and most balanced of the Lee biographies."-New York Review of Books The life of Robert E. Lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph-triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty Mississippi in his work as an engineer, and triumph over all other military men to become the towering figure who commanded the Confederate army in the American Civil War. But late in life Lee confessed that he "was always wanting something." In this probing and personal biography, Emory Thomas reveals more than the man himself did. Robert E. Lee has been, and continues to be, a symbol and hero in the American story. But in life, Thomas writes, Lee was both more and less than his legend. Here is the man behind the legend.
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For the first time ever we have the chance to find out the truth about Joseph Pilates. A book that will dispel the false myths concerning this historical figure, bring us closer to who Joe really was and what his Contrology meant.
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Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf's lover and close friend, the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, it is arguably one of Woolf's most popular and accessible novels: a history of English literature in satiric form. The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history. Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about extensively by scholars of women's writing and gender and transgender studies.
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Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction by Virginia Woolf published in 1933. Written after the completion of her emotionally draining The Waves, the work returned Woolf to the imaginative consideration of English history that she had begun in Orlando: A Biography, and to which she would return in Between the Acts. Commonly read as a modernist consideration of city life seen through the eyes of a dog, Flush serves as a harsh criticism of the supposedly unnatural ways of living in the city. The figure of Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the text is often read as an analogue for other female intellectuals, like Woolf herself, who suffered from illness, feigned or real, as a part of their status as female writers. Most insightful and experimental are Woolf's emotional and philosophical views verbalised in Flush's thoughts. As he spends more time with Barrett Browning, Flush becomes emotionally and spiritually connected to the poet and both begin to understand each other despite their language barriers. For Flush smell is poetry, but for Barrett Browning, poetry is impossible without words. In Flush Woolf examines the barriers that exist between woman and animal created by language yet overcome through symbolic actions.
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Biography of Umar Bin Abd Al-Aziz
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This book describes, among other things, the principles based upon which 'Umar ibn Abd Al-Aziz governed the Muslims during his caliphate: among those principles were mutual consultation, justice, equality among people, and honoring of freedoms. With the turn of every page, the reader will come to appreciate the fact that 'Umar was exceptional in his Faith, distinguished in his knowledge, profoundly wise in his thinking, remarkable in his eloquence, noble in his manners and great in the contribution he made to this Nation. English readers have long been deprived of the life story of this outstanding Islamic hero and exemplar. While there are some short and scattered accounts about his general life, this is the first book to deal specifically with 'Umar bin 'Abd al-Aziz's reforms, which is surprising given that he has been attributed the title of Mujaddid (Reformer; Reviver) within Islamic scholarship, in great detail.
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Must-Read Biographies Everyone Should Include into their Personal Collection

Biographies provide a glimpse into the past or capture the life and experiences of an icon, allowing readers to walk in someone else’s shoes. A meaningful biography can serve as a great teacher, offering valuable life lessons and teaching readers to be like the subject or sometimes, not to be like the subject. Fictional stories make for fun reads as well, but nothing is as compelling and inspirational as real-life recollections of one’s life. Noteworthy biography recommendations that everyone should own, or at least read about, are mentioned below.

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

The late Nelson Mandela was a former President of South Africa, serving from 1994 to 1999. He was known to be a strong supporter of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s autobiography contains intricate details about this leader who was revered and respected by many people, including world leaders, around the world. The book documents significant moments in his life – his childhood, growing up to be a freedom fighter, being imprisoned for 27 years, and his role in building a democratic South Africa. This book also analyses Mandela’s perception of the anti-apartheid struggles of South Africa, a movement that he was well-known for throughout his life.

The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi

Easily one of the most well-known leaders of our time, this autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi is an honest and humble account of his life. This book highlights the forty years he spent in India and details every aspect of Gandhi’s life, from historical events to political incidents, as well as his personal philosophy on life.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Possibly one of the most controversial icons in American history, Malcolm X was once called the most dangerous man in America. This classic autobiography chronicles the story of this Muslim leader’s life and introduces readers to the growth of the Black Muslim movement. The book mentions the details of his life, from the poverty he faced during his childhood, to his criminal teenage years, to his emergence as a national leader and world leader. This book also features controversial topics revolving the African American struggle for equality, lies, and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism that exists in the American society.

Agatha Christie: An Autobiography by Agatha Christie

This book unravels the life of the “Queen of Mystery”, world-renowned crime novelist Agatha Christie. This autobiography enlightens readers on the experiences that shaped her into the beloved writer she was. The book highlights her happy childhood and close relationship with her mother, tragic episodes such as her mother’s death and her first husband’s adultery, and much more. Agatha Christie also talks about her extraordinary career and her past works that made her one of the most influential novelists.

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

Mein Kampf (meaning My Struggle in German) is an autobiography of arguably one of the most infamous real-life “villains”, Adolf Hitler. This book gives readers an in-depth and no-holds-barred insight on the controversial leader’s life, touching on elements such as his childhood, early aspirations, his conflict with his father, his rise in politics, and his well-known hatred of the Jews. To truly understand Hitler’s story, you need to read this autobiography.

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