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Lillian Lorraine: The Life & Times Of A Ziegfeld Diva

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Author: Nils Hanson  |  Isbn: 9780786464074  |  File size: 8.6 MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 220  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography After a meteoric ascent on Broadway that began with Ziegfeld's 1910 Follies, Lillian Lorraine went on to become one of the most famous entertainers in America. Her passionately lived life made her a prime target for the tabloid gossip doyens of the day. This biography...

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Raymond Carver : A Writer's Life

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Author: Carol Sklenicka  |  Isbn: 9780743262460  |  File size: 3.6 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 578  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography When Raymond Carver died at age fifty, readers lost a distinctive voice in its prime. Carver was, theTimes of London said, "the Chekhov of middle America." His influence on a generation of writers and on the short story itself has been widely noted. Not so generally...

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Brokenburn: The Journal Of Kate Stone, 1861–1868

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Author: John Q. Anderson  |  Isbn: 9780807120170  |  File size: 23.5 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 400  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography This journal records the Civil War experiences of a sensitive, well-educated, young southern woman. Kate Stone was twenty when the war began, living with her widowed mother, five brothers, and younger sister at Brokenburn, their plantation home in northeastern...

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Wagner

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Author: Michael Tanner  |  Isbn: 9780007291441  |  File size: 278 KB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 260  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography ‘A fine, intellectually sparkling and always engaging little book – a welcome addition to any Wagner library’ Hans Vaget, Opera Quarterly Whilst no one would dispute Wagner’s ranking among the most significant composers in the history of Western music,...

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Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History Of Americans At War

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Author: John McCain and Mark Salter  |  Isbn: 9781476759654  |  File size: 19.4 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 138  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography “This instructive book is crammed with battlefield details, struggles, and strategies, along with an intriguing cast of characters and their untold stories.” John McCain’s evocative history of Americans at war, told through the personal...

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The Lives Of The Greek Poets

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Author: Mary R. Lefkowitz  |  Isbn: 9781780930893  |  File size: 2.5 MB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography Mary R. Lefkowitz has extensively revised and rewritten her classic study to introduce a new generation of students to the lives of the Greek poets. Thoroughly updated with references to the most recent scholarship, this second edition includes new material and fresh...

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9 1/2 Narrow: My Life In Shoes

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Author: Patricia Morrisroe  |  Isbn: 9781592409242  |  File size: 1.2 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 256  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB, MOBI  |  Category: Biography A funny, poignant coming-of-age memoir told through the shoes that she wore. From baby booties to orthopedic brogues (and all the high and low heels in between) shoes mark important rites of passage, reminding us of both the good and bad times: the road not...

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Season To Taste

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Author: Molly Birnbaum  |  Isbn: 9780061915314  |  File size: 3.7 MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 324  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB, MOBI  |  Category: Biography “A rich, engrossing, and deeply intelligent story….This is a book I won’t soon forget.” —Molly Wizenberg, bestselling author of A Homemade Life “Fresh, smart, and consistently surprising. If this beautifully written book were a smell, it...

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The Rosa Luxemburg Reader

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Author: Peter Hudis  |  Isbn: 9781583671030  |  File size: 5.7 MB  |  Year: 2004  |  Pages: 448  |  Language: English  |  File format: DJVU  |  Category: Biography Among the major Marxist thinkers of the Russian Revolution era, Rosa Luxemburg stands out as one who speaks to our own time. Her legacy grows in relevance as the global character of the capitalist market becomes more apparent and the critique of bureaucratic power is more...

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Mit Hermann Hesse Durchs Tessin (insel taschenbuch)

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Author: Regina Bucher  |  Isbn: 9783458353096  |  File size: 18.9 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 293  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography »Nie aber habe ich so schön gewohnt wie im Tessin, und noch keinem meiner Wohnorte bin ich so lange treu geblieben wie dem jetzigen.« Was mit einem Kuraufenthalt 1907 auf dem legendären Monte Verità begann, entwickelte sich zu einer lebenslangen Faszination:...

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Briefe An Die Welt: Leserbriefe Und Erinnerungen An Zeitzeugen

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Author: Michael von Prollius and Uwe Timm  |  Isbn:  |  File size: 141.8 KB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 88  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Vom Wert der Freiheit zeugt der Strom der Leserbriefe, die Uwe Timm an die Zeitung „Die Welt“ geschickt hat. Sie sind zusammen mit den Erinnerungen an Zeitzeugen, vor allem Anarchisten und Kommunisten, Ausdruck eines vorbildlichen bürgerlichen...

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She-wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

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Author: Helen Castor  |  Isbn: 9780571237067  |  File size: 2.6 MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 507  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography “Helen Castor has an exhilarating narrative gift. . . . Readers will love this book, finding it wholly absorbing and rewarding.” —Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall In the tradition of Antonia Fraser, David Starkey, and Alison Weir,...

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Pulling Strings: The Legacy Of Melville A. Clark

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Author: Linda Kaiser  |  Isbn: 9780815609506  |  File size: 6.1 MB  |  Year: 2010  |  Pages: 186  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography In Pulling Strings, Kaiser explores the extraordinary career of Melville A. Clark (1883â?"1953), a musician, inventor, entrepreneur, community leader, and collector whose colorful story is largely unknown. Beginning with an account of Clark's musical family, Kaiser...

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Persistence: All Ways Butch & Femme

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Author: Ivan E. Coyote  |  Isbn: 9781551523972  |  File size: 513.8 KB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 314  |  Language: English  |  File format: MOBI  |  Category: Biography "Touching on a wide range of colors in the prism of butch and femme sexuality and identity, this compilation is indispensable to the lesbian community as an emblem of how far the female gay community has come, and in what direction their mighty assembly is headed."...

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Boy Soldier Of The Confederacy

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Author: Kathleen Gorman  |  Isbn: 9780809327225  |  File size: 1.1 MB  |  Year: 2006  |  Pages: 192  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography Johnnie Wickersham was fourteen when he ran away from his Missouri home to fight for the Confederacy. Fifty years after the war, he wrote his memoir at the request of family and friends and distributed it privately in 1915. Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of...

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Fantasy Novelists (critical Survey (salem Press))

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Author: Salem Press  |  Isbn: 9781429836838  |  File size: 4.4 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 298  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography Gr 8 Up-Reproducing selections from its massive 10-volume Critical Survey of Literature, 4th ed. (2010), Salem has repackaged them into 24 paperbacks on various themes. Each volume features an introductory essay and approximately 22 entries on individual writers. Entries open...

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Toughness: Developing True Strength On & Off The Court

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Author: Jay Bilas  |  Isbn: 9780451414687  |  File size: 848 KB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 268  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The popular ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player looks at the true meaning of toughness. If anyone knows tough, it’s Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned an incomparable work ethic under coach Mike Krzyzewski, battling...

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Strindberg: Ein Leben

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Author: Per Olov Enquist  |  Isbn: 9783442743087  |  File size: 203 KB  |  Year: 2012  |  Pages: 289  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Die große Strindberg-Biografie von Per Olov Enquist August Strindberg (1849–1912) gilt als einer der wichtigsten schwedischen Autoren der Neuzeit. Der Dramatiker, der zugleich Lyriker, Romancier und Essayist war, beeinflusste nachhaltig die Literatur der Moderne und...

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My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes)

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Author: Luisa Weiss  |  Isbn: 9780670025381  |  File size: 926.4 KB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 315  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography I read "My Berlin Kitchen" during our last rainy, chilly weekend. I found the author to be endearing and her story to be interesting and relatable. While reading I couldn't help but highlight sections that I wanted to share with friends- not being able to find leafy greens...

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Lord Byron & Scandalous Celebrity

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Author: Clara Tuite  |  Isbn: 9781107082595  |  File size: 5.6 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 346  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography The Regency period in general, and the aristocrat-poet Lord Byron in particular, were notorious for scandal, but the historical circumstances of this phenomenon have yet to be properly analysed. Lord Byron and Scandalous Celebrity explores Byron's celebrity persona in the...

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Wicked & Weird: The Amazing Tales Of Buck 65

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Author: Rich Terfry  |  Isbn: 9780385679725  |  File size: 2.4 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 242  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Star radio-host Rich Terfry presents the amazing tales of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking account of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten. With wit, style and a born writer's knack for telling detail, Rich Terfry gives...

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Ludwig Thoma Und Die Frauen: Weiberfreund Und Weiberfeind

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Author: Martha Schad  |  Isbn: 3791714813  |  File size: 778 KB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 282  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography War Ludwig Thoma Weiberfreund oder Weiberfeind? Martha Schad liefert einen Einblick in einen bisher nur wenig bekannten Bereich aus dem Leben Ludwig Thomas, einem der populärsten deutschen Dichter. Ludwig Thoma wird vorgestellt mit Blick auf die Frauen, die in seinem Leben eine...

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Ich Und Du: Mein Traum Von Gemeinschaft Jenseits Des Egoismus

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Author: Philippe Pozzo di Borgo  |  Isbn: 9783446249455  |  File size: 3.4 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 152  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Durch einen schweren Unfall, der zu seiner Lähmung vom Hals abwärts führte, wurde Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, ein strahlender und rastloser Erfolgsmensch, in die Stille des Innehaltens gezwungen. Zurückgeworfen auf ein ihm unbekanntes Selbst, wurde ihm bewusst, wie...

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Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind The Myths

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Author: Stephen B. Oates  |  Isbn: 9780060924720  |  File size: 485.9 KB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Stephen B. Oates discerns the historical truth from the mythical legend that surrounds Lincoln in this original and fascinating portrait of America's 16th president."Stephen B. Oates recreates the life and world of Lincoln with the skill of a master painter."...

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The War Worth Fighting

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Author: Stephen D. Engle  |  Isbn: 9780813060644  |  File size: 1.4 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 272  |  Language: English  |  File format: PDF  |  Category: Biography This volume of original essays, featuring an all-star lineup of Civil War and Lincoln scholars, is aimed at general readers and students eager to learn more about the most current interpretations of the period and the man at the center of its history. The contributors...

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Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life (Jewish Lives)

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Author: Joshua Rubenstein  |  Isbn: 978-0300137248  |  File size: 2.2 MB  |  Year: 2011  |  Pages: 240  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in southern Ukraine, Trotsky was both a world-class intellectual and a man capable of the most narrow-minded ideological dogmatism. He was an effective military strategist and an adept diplomat, who staked the fate of the Bolshevik...

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Bin Ich Eigentlich Bekloppt?: Vom Mut, Die Richtigen Dinge Zu Tun

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Author: Jörg Pilawa  |  Isbn: 9783579070940  |  File size: 1 MB  |  Year: 2015  |  Pages: 224  |  Language: German  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Wie wir im Wahnsinn des Alltags uns selbst nicht verlieren Jörg Pilawa lässt sich vom anstehenden 50. Geburtstag nicht in die Sinn-Krise jagen, er schreibt lieber ein Buch. Mit entwaffnender Offenheit und viel Humor schildert er seine Welt mit Kindererziehung, Schule und Job....

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The Calling: A Life Rocked By Mountains

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Author: Barry Blanchard  |  Isbn: 9781938340314  |  File size: 25.6 MB  |  Year: 2014  |  Pages: 440  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Native American/white kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to...

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Off To The Side: A Memoir

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Author: Jim Harrison  |  Isbn: 9780802140302  |  File size: 2.3 MB  |  Year: 2002  |  Pages: 320  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Off to the Side is the tale of one of America's most beloved writers. Jim Harrison traces his upbringing in Michigan amid the austerities of the Depression and the Second World War, and the seemingly greater austerities...

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Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary & The Naacp

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Author: Yvonne Ryan  |  Isbn: 9780813143798  |  File size: 1.5 MB  |  Year: 2013  |  Pages: 304  |  Language: English  |  File format: EPUB  |  Category: Biography Roy Wilkins (1901--1981) spent forty-six years of his life serving the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and led the organization for more than twenty years. Under his leadership, the NAACP spearheaded efforts that contributed to landmark...

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