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 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.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - eBooks@Adelaide
Representative Men includes seven lectures on great men -- Plato, Swedenborg, Montaige, Shakespeare, Napoleon, and Goethe. If the companions of our childhood should turn out to be heroes, and their condition regal, it would not surprise us.
by John T. Flynn - Mises Institute
The classic and extraordinary full biography of John D. Rockefeller. Flynn shows how Rockefeller employed the tools of capitalism to become enormously rich, and how this unleashed the most unexpected backlash from anti-capitalists of all sorts.
by Horace William Petherick - Project Gutenberg
This is a biographical sketch of the great Cremonese master, expressed in a manner interesting and instructive as possible. The author abstained from using technical terms not readily comprehended by a reader coming newly to the subject.