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 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.
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 Jim West - Project Gutenberg
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.
by Clive James - London Bridge
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.