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.
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.
The Life and Times of Donald Trump, An Unauthorized Biography
Author: Marc Shapiro
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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
Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.
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.
"My goal had always been what was happening right now. I started to the center of the stage as I heard Hank Snow say, 'And now, let's all give a great big Grand Ole Opry welcome to Jim Owen.'" Charlie Daniels once called Jim Owen country music's least known superstar; that may be true in some cases, but he is certainly not unknown to ardent country music fans all over the world. This is the life story (so far) of country music legend Jim Owen. At the age of eight, Jim saw Hank Williams perform in person at the Grand Ole Opry-and his life would forever be changed. Through the ups and downs of being raised in a small working town by a loving mother and an alcoholic and abusive father, Jim always dreamed that he was Superman and could fly if he tried hard enough. And though it wasn't easy, it wouldn't be long before Jim himself would walk the Opry boards. A prolific singer and songwriter credited with many hits--including "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"--Jim would go on to make a living and mingle with many of country music's greatest stars and personalities. This book recounts the many stories, the highs and the lows, of the little boy from Robards, Kentucky, who would go on to leave a huge mark on the world of country music. Songwriter, actor, singer, comedian--Jim does it all. "Jim doesn't try to be something he's not. His writing is down to earth and very funny. I felt as though we were sharing a cup of coffee as he reminisced about his friendships with icons of the country music industry." - Deborah Gaynor, ReadersFavorite.com
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.
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.
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.
Kanada, in den 1930er Jahren: Laura, fünfzehnjährige Tochter eines Fabrikanten, verfällt einem Gewerkschaftsagitator. Doch auch für ihre Schwester Iris verkörpert er das romantische Ideal eines Mannes. Als Laura von seinem Tod erfährt, begeht sie Selbstmord. Zurück bleibt ein Manuskript mit dem Titel »Der blinde Mörder«, das Laura postum berühmt macht. Aber ist sie wirklich die Autorin? Iris versucht Jahre später, sich rückblickend Klarheit über die Geschehnisse zu verschaffen.
***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
The gripping true story of Angelina Jolie, from #1 New York Times bestselling biographer Andrew Morton. "I like to collect knives," says Angelina Jolie, "but I also collect first edition books." At first glance, she might seem to be someone without any secrets, talking openly about her love life, sexual preferences, drug use, cutting, and tattoos--and why she kissed her brother on the lips in public. And yet mysteries remain: What was really going on in her brief, impulsive marriages to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, and what was going on in her partnership with Brad Pitt? What's behind the oft-reported feud with her father, the Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight? What drove her to become a mother of six children in six years? And—perhaps most puzzling of all—what about the other side of Angelina: How did this talented but troubled young actress, barely 35 years old, become a respected Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations as well as the "most powerful celebrity in the world" (unseating Oprah Winfrey) on Forbes' 2009 Celebrity 100 list? The answers that Andrew Morton has uncovered are astonishing, taking us deep inside Angelina's world to show us what shaped her as a child, as an actress, and as a woman struggling to overcome personal demons that have never before been revealed. In this spellbinding biography, Andrew Morton draws upon far-reaching original interviews and research, accompanied by exclusive private photographs, to show us the true story behind both the wild excesses of Angelina's youth and her remarkable work with children and victims of poverty and disaster today.
The Unauthorized Biography of an American Evangelist
Author: Ann Rowe Seaman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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.
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.
LeBron James, The Chosen One, is one of the greatest and most controversial basketball players in the history of the NBA. He is an eight-time NBA All-Star, a three-time league MVP, and now - a champion. Most fans are aware of his amazing accomplishments on the court and of his controversial "Decision" to leave Cleveland for South Beach, but in order to truly understand LeBron James, you must first understand where he came from. "LeBron James: An Unauthorized Biography" explores James' upbringing, his high school career, and details his breakthrough into the NBA, all the way through the onset ofthe 2014-2015 season. James' exceptional talents and off-court antics have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why fans both love and hate James so much. From family to basketball to the future, all you need to know about LeBron James is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of LeBron James's life. This book also includes all of LeBron James' NBA statistics.