Encyclopedia of World Biography
Publisher: Advameg, Inc 2009
Notable figures from many cultures from antiquity to the present day: Adams, Archimedes, Armstrong, Bach, Bacon, Carroll, Chaplin, Clarke, Confucius, Copernicus, Coppola, Dean, Descartes, Eastwood, Einstein, Fitzgerald, Freud, Gorbachev, Hemingway, Hussein, Jordan, Luther, McCartney, McEnroe, Ming, Morrison, Nostradamus, Picasso, Roosevelt, Russell, Shaw, Tutankhamen, etc.
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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.
by Romain Rolland - Duffield & Company
The life of Michelangelo offers a striking example of the influence that a great man can have on his time. Michelangelo burst like a thunder-storm into the heavy, overcharged sky of Florence. He captured painting, sculpture, architecture and poetry.
by Jim West - Project Gutenberg
At the age of one I contracted Polio. Suddenly, a world of infinite possibilities collapsed in upon me. Everything was now a struggle: breathing, lifting my arms, learning to walk. Nothing came easily. And the suffering wasn't just physical.
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.