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 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 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.
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 Wallace E. Baker - 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.