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e-books in Biographies & Memoirs category

Book cover: Darkest PeruDarkest Peru
by - 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.
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Book cover: Dictionary of World BiographyDictionary of World Biography
by - ANU Press ,
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, educated at Melbourne University, the first to raise public awareness of global warming ...
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Book cover: Fame in the 20th CenturyFame in the 20th Century
by - 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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Book cover: A Gallery of EccentricsA Gallery of Eccentrics
by - Minton, Balch ,
Odd ducks, Limited! That is what this book is about. Twelve biographies of people who are different from the rest of us. Different, does not mean evil or overly kinky. There are two sides to 'Normal': The abnormally good and the abnormally bad.
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Book cover: Benevolence : From Guatemala to Goa On a Zimmer FrameBenevolence : From Guatemala to Goa On a Zimmer Frame
by - 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.
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Book cover: Ten Days in a Mad-HouseTen Days in a Mad-House
by - ManyBooks ,
The book comprised Nellie Bly's reportage for the New York World in 1887 while on an undercover assignment in which she feigned insanity to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island.
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Book cover: Life of BeethovenLife of Beethoven
by - Henry Colburn Pub. ,
The life of Beethoven, including his correspondence with his friends, numerous characteristic traits, and remarks on his musical works. The work was first published in 1840 and had a great deal of influence on later Beethoven biography.
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Book cover: Diary of a SuicideDiary of a Suicide
by - A. and C. Boni ,
The body of a well-dressed young man was found off Manhattan Beach, Sept. 28th. In his pockets a torn photograph of Strindberg and receipts for three registered letters were found. These receipts were traced to Mr. Herts and to friends in Toronto.
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Book cover: Representative MenRepresentative Men
by - 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.
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Book cover: Antonio StradivariAntonio Stradivari
by - 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.
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Book cover: MichelangeloMichelangelo
by - 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.
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Book cover: The Life of Sir Richard BurtonThe Life of Sir Richard Burton
by - 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.
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Book cover: Encyclopedia of World BiographyEncyclopedia of World Biography
- Advameg, Inc ,
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.
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Book cover: God's Gold: The Story of Rockefeller and His TimesGod's Gold: The Story of Rockefeller and His Times
by - 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.
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Book cover: Men of WealthMen of Wealth
by - Ludwig von Mises Institute ,
First-class business history, the story of great fortunes made by the most notable men of wealth in history: Jacob Fugger, John Law, Nathan Rothschild, Thomas Gresham, Robert Owen, Cornelius Vanderbilt, J.P. Morgan and J.D. Rockefeller.
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