Dictionary of World Biography
by Barry Jones
Publisher: ANU Press 2013
Number of pages: 934
Mahatma Ghandi to Madonna, Jesus Christ to Jimmy Carter from a Non-American and Non-European veiwpoint. Jones is an Australian politician, writer and lawyer, born in Geelong, educated at Melbourne University. He took a leading role in reviving the Australian film industry, abolishing the death penalty in Australia, and was the first politician to raise public awareness of global warming...
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by Robert Cooke - Smashwords
A struggling actor embarks on an unwise adventure into the Peruvian wilderness. His need to escape 'real life' sees him negotiating the towering Andes and sprawling Amazon basin, fending for himself in a land growing more dangerous by the minute.
by Clive James - London Bridge
This book traces how the development of mass communications - press, radio, film and television - has transformed the nature of fame, and how the famous have dealt with that fame. The key international figures of the 20th century are examined.
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Notable figures from many cultures from antiquity to the present day: Archimedes, Bach, Chaplin, Copernicus, Coppola, Dean, Descartes, Eastwood, Einstein, Fitzgerald, Freud, Gorbachev, Hemingway, Luther, Ming, Picasso, Russell, Tutankhamen, etc.
by Thomas Wright - Project Gutenberg
Sir Richard Burton was an English explorer, writer, soldier, ethnologist, poet and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.