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Fame in the 20th Century
by Clive James - London Bridge , 1993
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.
A Gallery of Eccentrics
by Morris Bishop - Minton, Balch , 1928
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.
Benevolence : From Guatemala to Goa On a Zimmer Frame
by Jim West - Project Gutenberg , 2013
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.
Ten Days in a Mad-House
by Nellie Bly - ManyBooks , 1887
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.
Life of Beethoven
by Anton Schindler - Henry Colburn Pub. , 1841
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.
Diary of a Suicide
by Wallace E. Baker - A. and C. Boni , 1913
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.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
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.
by Horace William Petherick - Project Gutenberg , 2011
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.
Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist
by Alexander Berkman - Mother Earth Publishing Association , 1920
The story of the education of one man. We watch Berkman become humanized, tolerant, able to sympathize with the most diverse and antagonistic individuals. No other book discusses so frankly the criminal ways of the closed prison society.
by Romain Rolland - Duffield & Company , 1915
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.
The Life of Sir Richard Burton
by Thomas Wright - Project Gutenberg , 2003
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.
Encyclopedia of World Biography
- Advameg, Inc , 2009
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.
God's Gold: The Story of Rockefeller and His Times
by John T. Flynn - Mises Institute , 2007
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.
Men of Wealth
by John T. Flynn - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2007
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.