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Duveen: The Story Of The Most Spectacular Art Dealer Of All Time

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Author: S.N. Behrman and Saul Steinberg  |  Isbn: 9781907970573  |  File size: 3.3 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 188  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography 'When you pay high for the priceless, you're getting it cheap.' Joseph Duveen Joseph Duveen was the world's most famous art dealer. His clients were amongst the most prominent and infamous Americans of the 20th century and included Mellon, Frick, Hearst...

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Goddess of Love Incarnate

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Author: Leslie Zemeckis  |  Isbn: 9781619025684  |  File size: 76.1 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 400  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography I love burlesque and I love Goddess of Love Incarnate by Leslie Zemeckis. It's an educational, eye-opening and entertaining look into the life of one of the genre's biggest stars. Truly inspirational and page turning glance into the history of burlesque and the amazing...

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Diana's Nightmare: The Family

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Author: Chris Hutchins and Peter Thompson  |  Isbn: 978-0957434561  |  File size: 1.6 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 370  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Even before Lady Diana Spencer married into the most revered family on earth, she had her suspicions that the kith and kin of Prince Charles were not all they seemed-to-be. No sooner had she become the Princess of Wales and moved into Kensington Palace...

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Sojourning Sisters

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Author: Jean Barman  |  Isbn: 9780802036971  |  File size: 17.7 MB  |  Year: 2003  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography Shortly after the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1886, two young sisters from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, took the train west to British Columbia. Jessie and Annie McQueen each intended to teach there for three years and then return home. In fact they...

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Rompiendo El Molde, La Historia De Bono

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Author: Kim Washburn  |  Isbn: 9780829755350  |  File size: 9.6 MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 112  |  Language: Spanish  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography LA HISTORIA DE UN MUCHACHO DE DUBLÍN QUE SE CONVIRTIÓ EN UNA DE LAS MAYORES ESTRELLAS DE ROCK DEL PLANETA Y NO SE CONFORMÓ CON SER SOLAMENTE UN CANTANTE Premios, fama, riquezas… ¡Bono pareciera tenerlo todo! Pero la mayor estrella de rock del mundo confiesa tener algo...

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Wanderjahre: Begegnungen Eines Jungen Schauspielers

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Author: Hardy Krüger  |  Isbn: 9783404144341  |  File size: 6.1 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 288  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Wenn Hardy Krüger ins Erzählen kommt, dann spricht er selten von sich, sondern fast immer von anderen. Darum nennt er sein Buch auch nicht "Erinnerungen", sondern lieber "Begegnungen" - mit Kanzlern wie Konrad Adenauer und Hemut Schmidt oder Schauspielern und Regisseuren wie...

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Der Alltag Der Welt: Zwei Jahre, Und Viele Mehr

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Author: Karl-Markus Gauß  |  Isbn: 9783552057333  |  File size: 1.4 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 336  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Der Alltag: voller Wunder und Zumutungen. Die Welt: ein Ort, der noch zu entdecken ist. In seinem neuen Buch, einem persönlichen Tagebuch zur Zeitgeschichte, nimmt uns Karl-Markus Gauß mit in eine literarische Schule des Staunens. Vom Mai 2011 bis ins Frühjahr 2013 ist...

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Travels In Vermeer: A Memoir

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Author: Michael White  |  Isbn: 9780892554379  |  File size: 637.2 KB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography “This book is a treasure and a guide. It is a type of healing for the intellect and the heart.” - (Rebecca Lee)Great book by Dr. White, head of Creative Writing at UNC-Wilmington, in N.C. After several books of poetry, Dr. White has written a glorious memoir...

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Mroskos Talente

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Author: Ronald Reng  |  Isbn: 9783492055932  |  File size: 3.8 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 407  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Mroskos Talente ist ein tolles Buch, weil es durch knappe und präzise Sprache das Leben eines Bundesliga-Scouts schildert, ohne beurteilen zu wollen. Das überlässt Autor Ronald Reng ganz dem Leser, und man kann darüber streiten, ob Mrosko besessen oder einfach nur naiv ist,...

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The Ingenious Mr. Pyke: Inventor, Fugitive, Spy

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Author: Henry Hemming  |  Isbn: 9781610395779  |  File size: 4 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 514  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography This is the extraordinary story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator--and all-around misunderstood genius. In his day, he was described as one of the world's great minds, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains...

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Pedigree: A Memoir

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Author: Mark Polizzotti and Patrick Modiano  |  Isbn: 9780300215335  |  File size: 2.7 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 140  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography In this rare glimpse into the life of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano, the author takes up his pen to tell his personal story. He addresses his early years—shadowy times in postwar Paris that haunt his memory and have inspired his world-cherished body...

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Stanislavski: A Biography

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Author: Jean Benedetti  |  Isbn: 978-0878301287  |  File size: 48.3 MB  |  Year: 1988  |  Pages: 370  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography "Drawing on newly available Russian-language sources, Benedetti limns a mercurial, uncompromising, possessed director who expected his colleagues to switch gears as quickly as he did. Regrettably, this book is solid, meticulous theater history but frustratingly dull...

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Live An Extreme Life: Losing The Weight & Gaining My Purpose

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Author: Bob Brenner and Reji Laberje  |  Isbn: 9780989309585  |  File size: 1.6 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 268  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Such an inspirational story of one man's fall into addiction and his climb out of the dark hole that almost broke his family, destroyed his spirit and potentially could have brought about the end of his life. Reality television is only able to show you a...

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Samia Shariff, Le Voile De La Peur

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Author: Samia Shariff  |  Isbn:  |  File size: 2.5 MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 385  |  Language: German  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography Samia est encore toute petite lorsqu’elle comprend qu’elle n’est pas la bienvenue dans cette riche famille musulmane où la présence d’une fille est une véritable punition d’Allah. Son père la domine, sa mère la rejette et ses deux frères aînés, conscients du...

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Champlain: Peacemaker & Explorer

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Author: Mary Beacock Fryer  |  Isbn: 9781554889402  |  File size: 2.1 MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 152  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Fryer does a wonderful job of captivating the reader, she manages to effectively interlace the politics of a religiously contentious France with the adventurous matters of Champlain in the St. Lawrence Valley. Her attention to detail serves the biographical form...

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Ernie Kovacs & Early TV Comedy: Nothing in Moderation

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Author: Andrew Horton  |  Isbn: 9780292728868  |  File size: 1.9 MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 140  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography Among the pioneers of television, Ernie Kovacs was one of the most original and imaginative comedians. His zany, irreverent, and surprising humor not only entertained audiences throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, but also inspired a host of later comedies and comedians,...

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War & Politics by Other Means: A Journalist's Memoir

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Author: Shelby Scates  |  Isbn: 9780295980096  |  File size: 13.8 MB  |  Year: 2000  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography "A fascinating look at the inner workings of journalism by a conscientious reporter." "Too bad Ben Hecht never met Shelby Scates, a journalist’s journalist. His memoir is an enchanting crackle of political history (I especially loved the stories about Huey Long and...

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A Biographical Guide To The Great Jazz & Pop Singers

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Author: Will Friedwald  |  Isbn: 9780375421495  |  File size: 6.5 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 833  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB, MOBI  |  Category: Biography Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century. From giants like Ella...

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The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem

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Author: Jeremy Dauber  |  Isbn: 9780805242782  |  File size: 6 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 464  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Part of the Jewish Encounters series The first comprehensive biography of one of the most beloved authors of all time: the creator of Tevye the Dairyman, the collection of stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof. Novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist, and editor,...

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Der Prediger: Meinen Wahren Namen Kann Ich Nicht Nennen …

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Author: anonym  |  Isbn: 9783863340735  |  File size: 485.4 KB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 286  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography „Der Prediger“ darf seinen Namen nicht nennen, sonst ist seine Familie erledigt. Kaum einer kennt seine wahre Identität. Denn er hat gemordet – und heute ist er evangelischer Seelsorger. Seine erste Frau stieß er von einer Klippe. Man schnappt ihn, er wird zu...

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Meine Farm In Afrika: Das Leben Der Frieda Von Bülow

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Author: Bülow - Kerstin Decker  |  Isbn: 9783827012371  |  File size: 3.7 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 480  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Bin ich ein Sekundärtalent, eine zweitrangige Begabung? Die spätere Schöpferin des »deutschen Kolonialromans« Frieda von Bülow neigt dazu, diese Frage zu bejahen. Doch dann tritt ein Mann in ihr Leben, der ihr mit Nietzsche sagt: Werde, der du bist!...

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Wladimir Kaminer, Russendisko

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Author: Wladimir Kaminer  |  Isbn: 9782847206265  |  File size: 1.1 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 193  |  Language: French  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Un jeune Russe débarque à Berlin-Est juste après la chute du Mur et juste avant la réunification, dans cet entre-deux où souffle le vent de la liberté et où règne le chaos. Avant de devenir le personnage branché qui anime des soirées « Disco russe »...

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So Long, Marianne: A Love Story

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Author: Kari Hesthamar  |  Isbn: 9781770411289  |  File size: 16.6 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 226  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography “So Long, Marianne will appeal primarily to [Cohen’s] legion of die-hard fans wanting to fill in biographical gaps and read some of his previously unpublished poems. Yet the book’s great delight is Hesthamar’s sun-drenched evocation of life in...

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Louis Armstrong's Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings

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Author: Brian Harker  |  Isbn: 9780195388404  |  File size: 2.9 MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 208  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography "For anyone who wants to learn more about Louis Armstrong's great solos from the 1920s, this book is the place to begin. And for those who already know and are weary of reading the same tired cliches repeated year after year, this book will be a joy to read, fresh and...

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Rudolf Borchardt: Der Herr Der Worte

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Author: Peter Sprengel  |  Isbn: 9783406682070  |  File size: 13 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 504  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Rudolf Borchardt war nicht nur ein virtuoser Sprachkünstler, dem tiefsinnige Gedichte, brillante Essays, ironisch-satirische Erzählungen und Reden von sensationeller Wirkung gelangen. Er war auch ein zutiefst politisch empfindender Mensch, der aus dem „Untergang der...

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Kepler's Witch

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Author: James A. Connor  |  Isbn:  |  File size: 1.1 MB  |  Year: 2005  |  Pages: 428  |  Language: Englisch  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler – 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer – reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava...

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Twitch Upon A Star

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Author: Herbie J Pilato  |  Isbn: 9781589797499  |  File size: 3.7 MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 472  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Based on exclusive interviews, this book includes never-before published material from those associated with Elizabeth Montgomery's remarkable life before, during, and after Bewitched. It also explores her political activism: her advocacy for AIDS research, the peace...

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Aufgewacht Mit 45: Ein Tirolerdorf In Der Nachkriegszeit

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Author: Albert Ahrens  |  Isbn: 978-3732244966  |  File size: 4.4 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 278  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Mit einem Augenzwinkern, Ironie und viel Herzlichkeit beschreibt Albert Ahrens in autobiographischer Retrospektive 20 Jahre seiner nicht immer dornenfreien Kindheit und Jugend in den Tiroler Bergen der Nachkriegszeit. Der mittlerweile in Salzburg lebende Autor fügt...

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African American Biographies, (v. 3)

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Author: Walter L. Hawkins  |  Isbn: 9780786441310  |  File size: 7.2 MB  |  Year: 2009  |  Pages: 247  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography This book provides capsule biographies of 909 of the nation's most notable African Americans. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with all individuals meeting two general criteria for inclusion: They were born or they spent their childhoods in the United States;...

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Montesquieu & The Discovery Of The Social

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Author: Brian Singer  |  Isbn: 9781137027696  |  File size: 1.9 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 296  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography Montesquieu has often been considered the first social theorist. Today, when a number of authors have pronounced 'the end of the social', it is time to reconsider its beginnings. What did it mean to 'discover the social'? What did it allow one to say that could not...

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