Biography

Whittaker Chambers
Whittaker Chambers is the first biography of this complex and enigmatic figure. Drawing on dozens of interviews and on materials from forty archives in the United States and abroad--including still-classified KGB dossiers--Tanenhaus...

08.06.2015

Zhou Enlai
Zhou Enlai, the premier of the People's Republic of China from 1949 until his death in 1976, is the last Communist political leader to be revered by the Chinese people. He is considered "a modern saint" who offered protection to his people during...

14.01.2013

Meet George Washington
George Washington grew up in the English colony of Virginia. He was tall and strong, fair in judgment, and respected by his friends as agood leader. As he grew older, George saw how England took advantage of the American colonies—and he didn't...

03.08.2017

Flannery
The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed when Flannery O'Connor stepped onto the scene with her first published book, Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories reflected the darkly funny,...

20.03.2017

It's Only a Movie
Applause Books" It's Only a Movie is the best book ever written about my father. It really is amazing." Patricia Hitchcock North by Northwest. Psycho. Rear Window. The Birds. Vertigo. When it comes to murder and mayhem, shock and suspense, the films...

12.08.2017

No Lifeguard on Duty
The life of Janice Dickinson is a story of extremes: uncontrolled energy, mad self-confidence and crushing insecurity, a boundless appetite for life and a ceaseless drive to self-destruct. During the 1970s she was the first lush-lipped,...

31.07.2016

Metallica
Formed in Los Angeles in 1981, Metallica has become the single bestselling heavy metal act in music history, with more than 100 million album sales to its credit. Now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the band remains hugely popular worldwide: in...

19.02.2014

Times to Remember
I've always admired the Kennedys. Much like the British Royal Family, the Kennedys combine a tradition of service to their country with glamour, tragedy, and limitless wealth. So, naturally, I have a great deal of respect for and interest in Rose...

24.11.2015

On Warne
Gideon Haigh on Shane Warne is an irresistible pairing: 'the finest cricket writer alive' (The Australian) on the greatest cricketer of our times. The resulting masterpiece is as much about our fascination with Warnie as it is about the...

07.07.2014

Sorry for the lobsters
The tongue-in-cheek autobiography of the man reputed to be the world's last advertising copywriter. Although it's not only about advertising; more about 'Life. And how to enjoy it'. Including chapters on his experiences as a debt-collector, night...

28.08.2016

Straight on Till Morning
This is the biography of Beryl Markham. She was a remarkable woman raised in British East Africa. She learned to train race horses from her father, learned to track game and hunt from the Nandi warriors she grew up with and she learned to fly and...

17.12.2012

Tony Hawk
In this young adult autobiography, Tony Hawk shares the stories from his life that have helped him become a skateboarding hero.Hawk speaks of being a super-competitive ′demon′ child who found peace while on a skateboard....

12.03.2013

Invincible Warrior
Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) was a visionary whose quest for the true meaning of warriorship led to the creation of the martial art called Aikido, "The Art of Peace." Morihei is considered one of the greatest martial artists in history. His ability...

19.07.2015

Fanny Burney
fascinating biography of Fanny Burney, who was given the title 'Mother of English Fiction' by Virgina Woolf.Had Queen Victoria not come the throne, life would be far better. The Georgians were an amazing bunch of people, we have far more in...

28.03.2018

The Lion and the Throne
Though overlong and at times a bit tedious, there is no better book out there for giving one a sense of the political and legal battles of the late Tudor and early Stuart era in Britain. Bowen uses the life of the famed lawyer and judge...

29.03.2017

The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde
Vilified by fellow Victorians for his sexuality and his dandyism, Oscar Wilde, the great poet, satirist and playwright, is hailed today, in some circles, as a "progressive" sexual liberator. But this is not how Wilde saw himself. His actions and...

30.12.2013

Lawrence of Arabia
Edward Godfree Aldington was an English writer and poet. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_...

12.06.2016

Take the Lead, George Washington
George Washington wanted to be a Virginia gentleman, like his brother Lawrence . . . until he got the chance to go on a wilderness trip as a surveyor's assistant. It was a rough-and even dangerous-journey. At times George got discouraged, but his...

17.03.2015

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
One of my favorite books. Anne's father was ambassador to Mexico. Charles Lindbergh was intended for Anne's older sister. Charles' transatlantic flight in Spirit of St Louis - 1927. Married 1929, had 6 children. she was a co-pilot and a licensed...

15.10.2017

Gable & Lombard
When I'm reading a biography/history, there are a few rules that, if they are broken, immediately make it fail the "smell test" for me. 1. No conversations that couldn't possibly have been heard. In Gable & Lombard, Warren Harris...

22.11.2015

Behind the Scenes
From her first theatrical roles as a teenager in York to her scene-stealing performances as 'M' in the James Bond films, Dame Judi Dench's professional life has consisted of non-stop acting, leading to numerous accolades, including an Academy Award...

21.07.2017

The Spirit's Pilgrimage
A remarkable autobiography of a strongly individualistic woman who left England in the 1920’s to be with Gandhi in India. Even her upbringing in England was out of the ordinary. She was from the upper classes, but was definitely not of them. If she...

17.08.2016

Marilyn Handbook
This book presents a fresh angle on the life and legend that was Marilyn Monroe. A stunning collection of photographs, quotes and recollections--some exclusive to this book--from family, friends, colleagues and Marilyn herself, provide a unique...

12.02.2018

The Art of Youth
The Art of Youth is a moving inquiry into the nature of artistic prodigies who did their major work at an early age. Renowned novelist Nicholas Delbanco gives us a triptych of indelible portraits: the Ameri­can writer Stephen Crane...

10.07.2014

Mr Laurel & Mr Hardy
The subtitle is "an affectionate biography", and it certainly is - like a bloke down the pub telling you about his best mates. It was fun to read, but I don't feel I really know Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel much better, other than a few minor...

23.07.2013

Totuuden toinen puoli
This Side of Peace is a memoir by Hanan Mikhail Ashrawi, who was a key spokesperson for the Palestinians in the Israeli controlled territories, primarily in the 80s and 90s. I remember seeing her a number of times on the ABC Nightline and I liked...

12.01.2018

The Duchess Of Windsor
It was the love story of the twentieth century -- the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII renounced the throne to "marry the woman I love, " Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American. His wife soon became one of the...

20.09.2016

Now All Roads Lead To France
Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. Now All Roads Lead to France is an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost and Thomas's fatal decision to fight...

03.02.2017

George and Laura
They would be called upon to lead a nation in one of its darkest hours -- but were they up to the task? He had been the wild, hard-drinking scion of one of America's premier political families. She was the school librarian with a warm smile and a...

18.03.2016

Pioneer Doctor
When Mollie Babcock stepped off the train in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1890, she knew she had to start a new life. She'd left her husband and their medical practice in Iowa, and with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket and a great deal of pride,...

28.12.2016

Girl Singer
In Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney, with the warmth and humor that distinguishes her singing, describes her transformation from a schoolgirl in kneesocks to one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. Rosemary Clooney made her...

18.01.2018

Naked Came I
I have always been drawn to Rodin, so I could not resist when I found this historical fiction about him written in 1963. It is not a literary masterpiece, but I was nonetheless drawn into the tumultuous world of Rodin and his impressionist artist...

13.10.2013

The Last Lion
Universally acclaimed for their compelling narrative, their fresh insights, and their objective renderings of Winston Churchill's life, THE LAST LION trilogy presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic...

24.03.2015

استاد عشق
پروفسور حسابی چند نظریه مهم در علم فیزیک...

05.11.2012

Leaving a Doll's House
I don’t read autobiographies as a rule so I don't have much grounds for comparison.Bloom sometimes sums up characters very well, as she does with Olivier (a boring man when not speaking other people’s lines) and Anthony Quinn, a revolting...

24.03.2018

The Boy Who Loved Apples
Als Amanda Webster begreift, dass ihr elfjähriger Sohn Riche unter Magersucht leidet, ist es fast zu spät. Doch wie konnte es nur dazu kommen, dass sich ihr glücklicher Sohn in diesen zurückgezogenen und beängstigend...

06.06.2014

The Inner Man
To many people, J.G. Ballard will always be the schoolboy in Steven Spielberg's movie "Empire of the Sun," struggling to survive as an internee of the Japanese during World War II. Others remember him as the author of Crash, a meditation on...

22.06.2014

Defender of the Faith
The life of B.H. Roberts, a man well recognized in the church and the author of many beloved books, was one that could fill countless pages. The son of a “ne’er-do-well,” his life in England reads as if it were straight from a Charles Dickens novel....

19.11.2016

Quiet Hero
Growing up on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona, Ira Hayes was a quiet, shy boy. He never wanted to be the center of attention, and at school, he felt lonely and out of place.By the time Ira was in his late teens, World War II was...

05.04.2017

The Diary of H. L. Mencken
A Historical Treasure: the never-before, published diary of the most outspoken, iconoclastic, ferociously articulate of American social critics -- the sui generis newspaperman, columnist for the Baltimore Sun, editor of The American Mercury, and...

18.11.2016

Johann Sebastian Bach
Two-and-a-half centuries after his death, the complex life of composer Johann Sebastian Bach continues to fascinate. Bach's colorful life was anchored in his belief that "music has been ordered by God's Spirit"―so much so that he began...

22.03.2015

A Tramp Finds A Home
Corrie ten Boom and her family were Christians who were active in social work in their home town of Haarlem, the Netherlands. During the Nazi occupation, they chose to act out their faith through peaceful resistance to the Nazis by active...

07.09.2016

Unhitched
Irascible and forthright, Christopher Hitchens stood out as a man determined to do just that. In his younger years, a career-minded socialist, he emerged from the smoke of 9/11 a neoconservative “Marxist,” an advocate of America’s invasion of Iraq...

23.08.2013

The Great Fire of London (Little Black Classics, #47)
‘With one’s face in the wind you were almost burned with a shower of Firedrops . . .’A selection from Pepys’s startlingly vivid and candid diary. Originally written in code, Pepys’s diary includes his unforgettable eyewitness...

09.03.2017

Have Tux, Will Travel
"If I had my life to live over again, I wouldn't have time." -- Bob Hope The legendary wit and unmistakable voice of America's favorite showman are captured here in the master entertainer's memoir of his first fifty years in show...

10.02.2016

A Narrative of some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller Written by Himself. Second Part
This book is basically a journal that has some more information added to it. It has some of the same entries as "My Journal". It reads a lot like a bank statement or a shopping list. He prays for money and then God provides. It is a great testimony...

22.09.2015

Oscar Wilde
Harford Montgomery Hyde was born on 14 August 1907 in Belfast, the son of James Johnstone Hyde and Isobel Greenfield (née Montgomery). He was educated at Sedbergh School; Queen's University, Belfast (where he gained a first class History...

13.04.2015

Germanicus
Germanicus (a.k.a. Germanicus Iulius Caesar) was considered by Romans as one of their greatest military heroes. His untimely death, in suspicious circumstances, ended the possibility of a return to a more open republic and ambitions for the outright...

26.07.2015

Brother Sam
This was a riveting book. Years ago I saw the E! True Hollywood Story on Kinison which gave me an entirely different impresssion of the track the man was on at the time of his fatal car accident. This book revealed that his recent marriage was far...

08.07.2014

Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance
To the glittering world of New York society in the 1920s, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance was a presidential appointee to West Point, war hero, movie star, aviator, socialite, journalist, best-selling author, and Indian advocate and activist - a...

21.06.2013

Kate
With her glossy dark hair, classic looks, natural appearance and cut-glass accent, Kate Middleton displays all the poise and breeding expected from the wife-to-be of the heir to the throne. Sophisticated beyond her years, Kate has charmed William's...

27.01.2018

Anaïs Nin
It's 2003. I'm out of work, driving around the mountains of Asheville, NC, listening to NPR. An interview with Deidre Bair plays as she discusses a Jung biography (which is on the list to read for sure), and she mentions her research process (as...

09.06.2015

This Dark World
A riveting memoir of one woman's immersion into Fundamentalist faith and her decision, twenty years later, to leave it all behind.Carolyn Briggs grew up with modest means in the Iowa heartland. Pregnant at seventeen, married a few months...

16.11.2017

Bring on the Empty Horses
This is the follow-up to David Niven's first memoir (The Moon's a Balloon), but this book is centered on the stories of Niven's...

28.03.2015

Horse of a Different Color (Little Britches, #8)
I highly recommend all 8 of the Ralph Moody "Little Britches" books. There are some that I enjoyed more than others, but that is only the difference between 4 and 5 stars in this case. Moody teaches us the value of hard work and honest...

27.01.2017

To Dare Mighty Things
President Theodore Roosevelt is known as "the man with a plan," the "rough rider." His figure stands tall in American history; his legacy stretching him to larger-than-life proportions. But before his rise to fame, he was just "Teedie," a...

19.03.2014

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?
One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph...

16.05.2015

Get in the Game
Having been a lifelong Cal Ripken Jr. fan, I find that as I get older and continue to see mindless athletes acting out in ignorant ways, my sense of appreciation for having such a great role model as a child continues to grow. As a baseball player,...

08.05.2016

Kate
The first major Katharine Hepburn biography independent of her control reveals the smart, complicated, and sophisticated woman behind the imageOnscreen she played society girls, Spencer Tracy's sidekick, lionesses in...

02.05.2015

Abraham Lincoln
Civil War and history buffs--as well as all lovers of fine writing--will delight in the detail and accuracy of Carl Sandburg's definitive, best-known biography of Honest Abe. Representing a lifetime of study by the great American poet, Abraham...

19.12.2015

Miss Potter
A novel based on the upcoming motion picture on Beatrix Potter's life, starring Renée Zellweger as Beatrix Potter and Ewan McGregor as the man she loved. Written by the film's screenwriter, the novel expands the plotline of his script, blending...

30.06.2014

Gifted Hands
Ben Carson used to be the class dummy. Today he is one of the world s most brilliant surgeons. Gifted Hands Kids Edition tells the extraordinary true story of an angry, young boy from the inner city who, through faith and determination, grew up to...

05.12.2013

The Black Russian
The Black Russian has been shortlisted for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize (UK)The Black Russian has been optioned for a TV miniseries or film.This is the incredible story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, born in...

20.09.2014

Was This Man a Genius?
Andy Kaufman defied explanation. But between 1978 and 1979, acclaimed New Yorker short story writer Julie Hecht attempted to arrange an interview with him, hoping to discover how he came to do what he did. The one-hour interview turned...

18.10.2016

Boy Wonder
This book read exactly as you would expect it to. Camp and full of innuendo. It really lives up to Batman legend. No matter what I read I still love Burt Ward (And Robin). I still enjoy the TV show today (which probably says alot about my sense of...

16.07.2014

Tales Of Famous Americans
Delightfully illustrated collection that chronologically highlights seventeen famous and diverse Americans from our history and today.TALES OF FAMOUS AMERICANS profiles the lives and major accomplishments of seventeen fascinating men and...

05.01.2015

Curie and Radioactivity
This is a quick A-Z biography of Marie Curie's life with some interesting tidbits of information I had not read before. When the author sticks to laying out the facts and science of Curie's discoveries I enjoyed the book, but I was irked by some...

26.10.2014

Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich has exercised her spell as powerfully off screen as on. From the vantage point of a long-time film critic, broadcaster, Alexander Walker, author of major biographies on Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford, gives an authoritative and...

13.08.2013

Graham Crackers
Graham Crackers is the hilarious book from Monty Python's Graham Chapman, who has been dead for nearly 10 years. It contains never-before-published photos, never-before-produced comedy sketches, details on Graham's very unconventional life, thoughts...

20.12.2017

Driven
Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford is a riveting profile of the man whose invention revolutionized American life: the industrial visionary who changed the automobile from rich man’s toy into affordable necessity. Don Mitchell weaves...

09.12.2015

سه آهنگساز
سه آهنگساز: موزار، برلیوز و واگنر (به همراه...

20.12.2014

Hugh Trevor-Roper
Hugh Trevor–Roper's life is a rich subject for a biography —with elements of Greek tragedy, comedy, and moments of high farce. Clever, witty, and sophisticated, Trevor–Roper was the most brilliant historian of his generation. Until his...

27.03.2014

The Long Ride Home
Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the...

19.12.2016

The Life of Kit Carson
This is a reprint of a book written in the late 1800s by a well known biographer. It is decidedly not "politically correct" in reference to the nobel savages of the West. It describes Kit Carson in almost saint like terms. Still it is interesting...

24.10.2014

The Story of My Heart
While browsing a Stonington, Maine, bookstore, Brooke Williams and Terry Tempest Williams discovered a rare copy of an exquisite autobiography by nineteenth-century British nature writer Richard Jefferies, who develops his understanding of a...

25.06.2016

Greg Lemond
Great book apart from yellowing pages, please see image from scrumpyjane for details, fast dispatch, UK SELLER

23.06.2013

John Bunyan
Follows the life of the seventeenth-century English preacher, writer, and servant of God, describing his spiritual growth, defense of religious dissent, and years spent in prison writing "Pilgrim's Progress" and other books.

27.09.2016

Curt Swan
The artwork of Curt Swan (1920-1996) defined the look of "Superman" for over 30 years. His amazing skills of storytelling, draftsmanship and design brought a realism and sense of wonder to The Man of Steel's adventures, making them the best-selling...

16.10.2014

The Days Grow Short
Kurt Weill is underappreciated. His best known song is "Mack the Knife," but the names associated with it are Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin (and maybe Ella Fitzgerald, whose live memory lapse and recovery made it the centerpiece of her Ella in...

08.11.2012

The Dry Divide (Little Britches, #7)
This one made me wonder some. Moody's so unwaveringly bright, so much more insightful than any other character in the book, so adept at every task he puts his hand to- he's a better loan officer than the banker, a better bookkeeper than the...

26.02.2015

Clarence Darrow
Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero.Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of...

30.01.2017

Toussaint Louverture
In 1791, Saint Domingue was both the richest and cruelest colony in the Western Hemisphere; more than a third of African slaves died within a few years of their arrival there. Thirteen years later, Haitian rebels declared independence from France...

31.08.2013

Mark Twain
One day in late 1906, seventy-one-year-old Mark Twain attended a meeting on copyright law at the Library of Congress. The arrival of the famous author caused the usual stir—but then Twain took off his overcoat to reveal a "snow-white" tailored suit...

27.09.2017

This Is Your Captain Speaking
The remarkable life, career, and faith journey of the star of"The Love Boat"and"The Mary Tyler Moore Show."For 16 years, millions of Americans welcomed Gavin MacLeod into their living rooms every Saturday night. This veteran of stage and...

19.10.2013

At Her Majesty's Request
This is a very unusual and relatively unknown but important piece of history that takes place just after the ending of slavery. A girl in an African country, Dahomey (now Benin), about to be sacrificed in a ceremony is seen by the English army...

14.01.2015

Murray Walker
Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy...

03.09.2017

Cerita Cinta Ahmad Ammar
Saya sengaja tidak menonton sebarang video yang viral atau catatan orang lain tentang Almarhum Ahmad Ammar sebelum saya menyentuh buku ini. Tujuannya, supaya saya tidak terpengaruh dengan bahan lain selain daripada buku ini sendiri. Biarlah saya...

12.03.2017

Brothers Forever
Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, the President of the United States stood in Arlington National Cemetery. In his Memorial Day address, he extolled the courage and sacrifice of the two young men buried side by side in the...

22.05.2017

The Story Of Thomas Alva Edison
A Biography of a Great Man That ShinesHaving read several of Margaret Davidson's books, I admit I have a certain brand loyalty, an admiration for her writing. I heartily recommend anything by Ms. Davidson, and this little book is no...

01.09.2017

Francis Marion
- Compelling portraits of American history's most notable male and female leaders- Includes informative sidebars- Interesting, easy-to-understand content- Complements school curriculum

29.09.2013

Secret Fire
WM4: “Non c’è simbolismo o allegoria cosciente nella mia storia. Allegorie del tipo ‘cinque stregoni = cinque sensi’ sono del tutto estranee al mio modo di pensare. Ci sono cinque stregoni ed è solo un aspetto del...

07.09.2014

Dazzler
The first full-scale biography of the “Prince of Broadway,” the brilliant playwright and director Moss Hart.No one loomed larger in Broadway’s golden age. Hart’s memoir, Act One, which told of a youth lived in poverty and his early...

24.08.2013

Total Habibie
“Walaupun Habibie berpostur kecil, namun seluruh badan B.J. Habibie adalah otak. Dia berbeda dengan saya yang bertubuh gempal, tapi isinya ‘dengkul’ semua.” Demikian kelakar Jaya Suprana, budayawan Tanah Air, di akhir pidato Habibie di depan...

30.06.2014

David Bowie
Collectible illustrated biography of David Bowie, Book is the size and shape of a record album.

21.02.2017

Max Clifford
'Max knows more secrets of the rich and famous than anyone in the world'Piers Morgan Max Clifford is the media guru everyone calls when they want to know about...

11.02.2017

Karate-Do
This is among the best autobiographies I've come across, on all accounts. Funakoshi synthesized the karate styles of his two masters in Okinawa (where he had to learn in secret due to a government ban), and later brought his new style to mainland...

08.09.2015

Bowie
Finally an expansive biography of one of the twentieth century’s greatest music and cultural icons From noted author and rock ’n’ roll journalist Marc Spitz comes a major David Bowie biography to rival any other. Following Bowie’s life from...

27.02.2016

James Madison (American Presidents, #4)
A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father.Renowned historian and social commentator Garry Wills takes a fresh look at the life of James Madison, from his rise to prominence in the colonies through his...

09.06.2016

John Quincy Adams
Nagel probes deeply into the psyche of this cantankerous, misanthropic, erudite, hardworking son of a former president whose remarkable career spanned many offices: minister to Holland, Russia, and England, U.S. senator, secretary of state,...

11.05.2014