Life: an Unauthorized Biography (Text Only)

Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000739764X

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 584

This ebook edition does not include illustrations. A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain’s most dazzling science writers.

Ashley Tisdale: Life Is Sweet!

An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Grace Norwich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101175435

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4684

With a red-hot acting and singing career, Ashley Tisdale has one sweet life. But in real life, Ashley is as sweet as the girl next door! Ashley Tisdale is a rising star of young Hollywood but she wasn’t born into fame and fortune. Explore her childhood and her rise to stardom— all while learning what makes Ashley so sweet.

Ali

Ein Leben

Author: Jonathan Eig

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641172179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 6006

Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

Trump This!

The Life and Times of Donald Trump, An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Marc Shapiro

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 1626012636

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 583

Who is Donald Trump? Even after a yearlong presidential campaign, and constant media coverage, many Americans don’t know if he’s for real or just a businessman turned showman turned politician who has become President of the United States. His path to the White House, from early childhood through the 2016 campaign and Election are laid bare in Trump This! The Life And Times of Donald Trump: An Unauthorized Biography written by New York Times Bestselling Author Marc Shapiro. Bringing insight into the psychology and motivation of Donald Trump was the equivalent of solving a mystery. What guides Trump to the decisions he makes? Is his personality real or just a caricature driven smokescreen? Is he the living embodiment of a brand or does a heart and soul lurk beneath his flamboyant and often-bullying exterior? In answering those questions many heretofore unknown facts came to life. Trump’s grandfather ran brothels during The Gold Rush years. His father allegedly ran with The Ku Klux Klan. Trump punched out a teacher in the second grade. Trump lived a wild, sexually charged life at Studio 54. The true story of how Trump avoided the draft. The affair that wrecked his first marriage. Why Trump sued a man because he had the same last name. His biggest business successes and failures. If you only discovered Donald Trump with the television show The Apprentice or with his race for President of the United States, the chances are you think you know quite a bit about Donald Trump. But the reality is that, like all larger than life personalities, Trump has cultivated his public image well. He’s been selective in what he’s let out and, when pressed, he’s been quick to deny. Trump This! The Life And Times of Donald Trump: An Unauthorized Biography has dug deep into the truth that is Donald Trump. And this is what we’ve found.

Robert Plant

Ein Leben

Author: Paul Rees

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841904122

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 8872

Mit Led Zeppelin hat er Musikgeschichte geschrieben, aber auch als Solokünstler ist er bis heute einer der größten und einflussreichsten Persönlichkeiten im Rockbusiness: Robert Plant. In der Biografie Ein Leben erzählt Paul Rees, wie Plant zu dem Menschen wurde, der er heute ist: von seiner Kindheit in England bis hin zu den spektakulären Aufs und Abs der Zeppelin-Jahre, von seinem Verhältnis zu Jimmy Page und John Bonham bis hin zu seiner Solo-Karriere, aus der bis heute einige seiner bedeutendsten Werke hervorgegangen sind. Dazu gibt das Buch private Einblicke in das bewegte Leben von Robert Plant, die Rees in persönlichen Gesprächen mit Plant selbst, seinen Angehörigen und Wegbegleitern geführt hat. Ein vielschichtiges und komplexes Porträt eines Mannes, der gerade erst 19 war, als er den Rock’n’Roll für immer veränderte.

Ashley Tisdale

life is sweet! : an unauthorized biography ; Zac attack : an unauthorized biography

Author: Grace Norwich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780843126679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6461

Back-to-back biographies of Hollywood stars Ashley Tisdale and Zac Efron. Read one, then flip the book over to read the other.

George Lucas

Die Biografie

Author: Brian Jay Jones

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 384190579X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 6315

Als 1977 in einem US-Vorstadtkino ein unbekannter Science-Fiction-Film anlief, ahnte niemand, dass hieraus das erfolgreichste Filmprojekt aller Zeiten werden würde. Star Wars veränderte alles: die Sehgewohnheiten, die Art und Weise Filme zu machen und zu vermarkten, wie Produzenten wahrgenommen werden. Der Mann dahinter wird heute in einem Atemzug mit Steve Jobs oder Walt Disney genannt: George Lucas quälte sich beim Schreiben und im Umgang mit Schauspielern, war aber unerbittlich, wenn er von einer Idee überzeugt war. Ein brillanter Regisseur, der neue Standards setzte, ein Genie am Schnittplatz und ein Unternehmer, der die Filmvermarktung auf eine völlig neue Stufe hob. Bestsellerautor Brian Jay Jones legt nun die erste umfassende Biografie vor - nicht nur eine packende Darstellung des Lebens und Werks von George Lucas, sondern auch ein wichtiges Stück Film- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte.

Drake

An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619841231

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 399

Aubrey Drake Graham, also known as Drake, is one of the most talked about hip hop artists today. But, in order to truly understand him, you must first understand where he came from. "Drake: An Unauthorized Biography" explores Drake's upbringing, his television career, and details his breakthrough into the music industry. This first-ever black Canadian Jewish rap star has shown that hard work and dedication can take you anywhere. This unauthorized biography follows Drake's career from his early days as a teenage actor, to his struggles as an independent music artist, and to finally becoming what he always wanted: an internationally known hip hop artist. From family to music to the future, all you need to know about Drake is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life.

Kevin Durant

An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619841487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 3495

Kevin Durant is a star on the rise. A six-foot, nine-inch small forward, Durant has worked his way into an elite class of NBA all-stars. The 2008 Rookie of the Year led the league in scoring in the 2009-10 season and was the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title. This biography explores Durant's upbringing, his high school and college basketball careers, and details his breakthrough into the NBA, all the way through the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season. From family to basketball to the future, all you need to know about Kevin Durant is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Kevin Durant's life. This book also includes all of Kevin Durant's college and professional statistics.

Daniel Tosh

An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619840669

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: N.A

View: 2359

As the host of Comedy Central's "Tosh.0," Daniel Tosh is known for his biting wit and his ability to make just about everyone laugh their head off. Daniel himself describes his wit as "insanely condescending and sarcastic," which just so happens to go directly against the way he was raised. Although as the son of a preacher his beginnings may be as far from the comedic world as possible, he has made a very lucrative career out of making people laugh. In this biography you will learn how Daniel turned his religious upbringing into a life of jokes and sarcasm. In addition, you will learn what keeps him excited about life and what he is planning for the future. From racism to sexism to politics, all you need to know about Daniel Tosh is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life.

Ol' Strom

An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond

Author: Jack Bass,Marilyn W. Thompson

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 3169

The life story of Strom Thurmond, one of America's most enduring political figures. Starting life in the public service in the 1920s and serving in the US Army during World War II, he long held political ambitions which were realised with more than 48 continuous years service in the Senate.

Life, an Unauthorised Biography

A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth

Author: Richard A. Fortey

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Earth

Page: 398

View: 1388

From its beginnings on the still-forming planet to the recent emergence of Homo sapiens, one of the world's leading paleontologists narrates how and why life on Earth developed as it did. 110 illustrations.

Becoming Steve Jobs

Vom Abenteurer zum Visionär

Author: Brent Schlender,Rick Tetzeli

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641179483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 2432

Vom angry young man zum Ausnahme-Unternehmer Halb Genie, halb Wahnsinniger, Guru, Choleriker und Kontrollfreak – das ist das vorherrschende Bild, das sich die Welt von Steve Jobs gemacht hat. Jobs selbst hat zu seinen Lebzeiten dieses Image gern gepflegt, und seine Biographen sind ihm bereitwillig gefolgt. Vier Jahre nach seinem Tod im Oktober 2011 ist es nun an der Zeit, ein klareres Bild des Apple-Gründers zu zeichnen, ein Bild, das frei ist von Klischees und Vorurteilen. Brent Schlender begleitete Steve Jobs über zwanzig Jahre lang, der engen Freundschaft der beiden verdanken wir tiefe Einblicke in das Leben des Unternehmers und in das Imperium von Apple. Auf Grundlage zahlreicher Gespräche mit Jobs selbst, mit engsten Vertrauten und Weggefährten wie Tim Cook oder auch Bill Gates ist ein ebenso differenziertes wie leidenschaftliches Porträt entstanden, das in seinem Kern der Frage nachgeht, wie aus einem ungestümen jungen Gründer die wichtigste Unternehmerpersönlichkeit unserer Zeit reifen konnte. Die Nähe Schlenders und das Knowhow Tetzelis – beide gehören zu den profiliertesten Technikjournalisten und zu den besten Kennern der Silicon-Valley-Szene – machen Becoming Steve Jobs zu einer mitreißenden Geschichte der Technologie-Ära und zu einer Biographie, die den Unternehmer nicht zur Ikone erhebt, sondern den Menschen hinter dem Mythos zum Vorschein bringt.

Swaggart

The Unauthorized Biography of an American Evangelist

Author: Ann Rowe Seaman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441136452

Category: Religion

Page: 438

View: 8064

By 1987 Swaggart was one of the most popular video preachers in the world, with a weekly television audience of 2.1 million in the US and a worldwide audience of millions more in 143 countries. But then, in a cheerless motel west of New Orleans, Jimmy's life and ministry took a calamitous turn. This the tale of the rise of two intimately linked colossi of the American century: Pentecostalism, the fastest growing religious movement in the world, and its "evil twin", Rock 'n' Roll. A major theme of the book is how the religious ecstasy of Pentecostalism - the rousing music, the speaking in tongues, the reception of the Spirit - combined with its severe sexual repression leads to the kind of furtive acting out that brought down not only Jimmy Swaggart but also other evangelists. It is the story, too, of the rapid rise of the Religious Right, with its competing personalities and ideologies. In the end, the author sees Jimmy as a victim - like many others - of a primitive faith colliding with the forces of the late 20th century fame.

Patti Smith

An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Victor Bockris,Roberta Bayley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684823632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5295

A profile of this cultural and musical icon examines her place in the 1970s rock scene, her relationships and friendships with other famous individuals, her choice to stop performing and raise a family, and her return to musical life in the 1990s

Dry Storeroom No. 1

The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 0307275523

Category: Nature

Page: 335

View: 4399

Reveals the hidden treasures of London's Natural History Museum and the people, research, and passions that created the museum, in a study of the social history of the scientific accomplishments of the past two centuries.

Robert de Niro

Ein Leben

Author: Shawn Levy

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310403477X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 6763

***Die fulminante Biographie des großen Filmidols*** Robert De Niro gehört zu den besten und erfolgreichsten Schauspielern der Welt (»Taxi Driver«,»Der Pate«, »Es war einmal in Amerika«). Der New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autor Shawn Levy hat bislang unveröffentlichtes Material und private Aufzeichnungen De Niros zusammengetragen, darunter Gespräche mit Scorsese, Coppola und Pacino. Er eröffnet ein neues faszinierendes Bild der grandiosen Arbeit des zweifachen Oscar-Preisträgers mit seltenen Einblicken in das private Leben des öffentlichkeitsscheuen Schauspielers. Mit großem Bildteil

An Unauthorized Biography of the World

Oral History on the Front Lines

Author: Michael Riordon

Publisher: Between the Lines

ISBN: 1897071760

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4496

An Unauthorized Biography of the World explores the practice of engaged oral history: the difficult, sometimes dangerous work of recovering fragments of human story that have gone missing from the official versions. Michael Riordon has thirty years' experience as a writer and broadcaster in the field. Readers will encounter a gallery of brave, passionate people who gather silenced voices and lost life stories. The canvas is broad, the stakes are high: the battles for First Nations lands in Canada; environmental justice in Chicago; genocide in Peru; homeless people organizing in Cleveland; September 11/01, and after, in New York City; gay survivors of electroshock in Britain; the struggle to preserve a people's identity in Newfoundland; peasant resistance to a huge transnational gold mine in Turkey.