Biography

Do you remember your first time? People tend to remember the moment they first heard The Rush Limbaugh Show on the radio. For Zev Chafets, it was in a car in Detroit, driving down Woodward Avenue. Limbaugh's braggadocio, the outrageous satire, the...

Unknown to all but a few, Newton was a practicing alchemist who dabbled with the occult, a tortured, obsessive character who searched for an understanding of the universe by whatever means possible. Sympathetic yet balanced, Michael White's Isaac ...

Egan has based this graceful and resonant account of an aristocratic young woman's ordeal during the Russian revolution (mainly from 1916-1922) on interviews with Elena Shatagina, who lived in New York from 1928 and died here in 1978.

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Met hulp van haar oma vertelt Laura Dekker, het 15-jarige zeilmeisje, wat ze allemaal heeft meegemaakt voordat ze op reis kon. Met kleurenfoto's. Vanaf ca. 13 jaar.

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«Mi padre siempre pensó que yo haría algo grande: “Tengo una corazonada, John Osbourne”, me decía después de unas cuantas cervezas, “o acabas haciendo algo muy especial o acabas en la cárcel”... » Ozzy Osborne “Durante los últimos 40 años he ido c...

Canadian national folk hero and an international folk legend, Stan Rogers inspired the Celtic music renaissance in North America.

Pete Seeger calledStan Rogers one of the most talented young singers and songwriters in North America a few mo...

Robert, Earl of Essex, captured Elizabeth I's heart--and almost cost her the throne. Their relationship courted disaster, eventually leading the flamboyant earl to the block. Though fabled in romantic legends, he's even far more interesting in rea...

On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch thirty-eight-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those f...

Fascinating and hugely enjoyable' ?Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

'Heart of the Hero' gives a compelling insight into the lives of some of the worldOCOs most famous explorers, through the eyes of the women who inspired them to achieve great things. A...

This is the story of Singapore's first elected chief minister and his 14 months in office, related in the context of his life and times.

The author describes David Marshall's origins, development, professional career and political service, ...

Dubbed by the World War II press as "The GI General" because of his close identification with his men, Omar Bradley rose to command the U. S. 12th Army Group in the European Campaign. By the spring of 1945, this group contained 1,300,000 men--the<...

لقد أبهرنا الروائي المبدع والناقد هنري ترويا بسلسلة من الدراسات التي تناولت أعلام الأدب الروسي في القرن التاسع عشر بدخوله إلى عالم هؤلاء الأدباء واقتحام خصوصيتهم تفردهم وتحليل أعمالهم الخالدة وكشف أسرار عبقريتهم. وهذا الكتاب واحد من هذه السلسلة ال...

In contemporary Indian cinema, Aamir Khan has always taken the trodden path, and also delivered box-office hits. Known for his selection of films, he has constantly re-invented himself, and re-defined the approach to filmmaking within the Hindi fi...

Born a sprightly Quaker farm girl in the North Carolina wilderness, Dolley Payne became a wife, a mother, and soon a grieving young widow as yellow fever decimated her family. Then fate led her to James Madison, father of the Constitution, a futur...

Here, in what has become a classic of its kind since its publication in 1978, is the fascinating story of Jack Kerouac, "King of the Beats" and American literary legend, recorded through the voices of his friends and lovers. Authors Barry Gifford ...

In 1970, Margaret Truman and bestselling author Thomas Fleming spent eight days with her father, President Harry Truman, as part of their research for a biography of the 33rd president of the United States. Mr. Truman had personally chosen Fleming...

A Great and dedicated teacher's success at one of the most challenging educational assignments of our times forms the basis of this inspiring educational autobiography. It is the story of Leonard Covello, who, starting life as an Italian immigrant...

This new biography takes into account the whole woman--not just the prolific author of such great works as Their Eyes Were Watching God, Moses, Man of the Mountain, Jonah's Gourd Vine, Mules and Men, as well as essays, folklore, short stories, and...

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