Life: an Unauthorized Biography (Text Only)

Author: Richard Fortey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Science

Page: 416

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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


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 248

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.

Trump This!

The Life and Times of Donald Trump, An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Marc Shapiro

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography


View: 692

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.

Ashley Tisdale

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

Author: Grace Norwich



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 889

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

Ol' Strom

An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond

Author: Jack Bass

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 887

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.

The Earth

An Intimate History

Author: Richard A. Fortey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Earth

Page: 515

View: 374

This text conveys and explains the many textures of the world. Fortey describes why the Yellow River is yellow and why diamonds are concentrated in so few places. Originally published: London: HarperCollins, 2004.

An Unauthorized Biography of the World

Oral History on the Front Lines

Author: Michael Riordon

Publisher: Between the Lines




View: 218

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.


An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Publisher: Price World Publishing


Category: Music


View: 694

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.

Epic of Evolution

Seven Ages of the Cosmos

Author: Eric J. Chaisson

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 619

How did everything around us-the air, the land, the sea, and the stars-originate? What is the source of order, form, and structure characterizing all material things? These are just some of the grand scientific questions Eric J. Chaisson, author of the classic work Cosmic Dawn, explores in his enthralling and illuminating history of the universe. Explaining new discoveries and a range of cutting-edge ideas and theories, Chaisson provides a creative and coherent synthesis of current scientific thinking on the universe's beginnings. He takes us on a tour of the seven ages of the cosmos, from the formless era of radiation through the origins of human culture. Along the way he examines the development of the most microscopic and the most immense aspects of our universe and the complex ways in which they interact. Drawing on recent breakthroughs in astrophysics and biochemistry, Chaisson discusses the contemporary scientific view that all objects-from quarks and quasars to microbes and the human mind-are interrelated. Researchers in all the natural sciences are beginning to identify an underlying pattern penetrating the fabric of existence-a sweepingly encompassing view of the formation, structure, and function of all objects in our multitudinous universe. Moreover, as Chaisson demonstrates, by deciphering the scenario of cosmic evolution, scientists can also determine how living organisms managed to inhabit the land, generate language, and create culture. Epic of Evolution offers a stunning view of how various changes, operating across almost incomprehensible domains of space and nearly inconceivable stretches of time and through the evolutionary combination of necessity and chance, have given rise to our galaxy, our star, our planet, and ourselves.

Patti Smith

An Unauthorized Biography

Author: Victor Bockris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 855

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