Biography

Picture of Heroes and Contemporaries.

Heroes and Contemporaries.

Aitken, Jonathan.

Aitken spent 23 years in the House of Commons and Cabinet, and became close to some of the...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert.

Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert.

Brown, Andrew.

Gustave Flaubert is one of the most famous French authors of modern times. During his life...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Stendhal.

Brief Lives: Stendhal.

Brown, Andrew.

Stendhal was the pseudonym of Henri Beyle and is celebrated today as an originator of the ...

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Picture of Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.

Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.

Carroll, Rory.

Tells the inside story of Chavez's life and his political court in Caracas. It chronicles ...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud.

Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud.

Carter, David.

Traces the life of this iconic figure from his origins as the gifted first of 8 children o...

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Picture of Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali.

Caws, Mary Ann.

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domènech, Marquis of Púbol, was one of the best kno...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Alexander Pushkin.

Brief Lives: Alexander Pushkin.

Chandler, Robert.

Pushkin is Russia's greatest poet, with a prodigious output. He also experimented with oth...

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Picture of Lord Berners: Composer, Writer, Painter.

Lord Berners: Composer, Writer, Painter.

Dickinson, Peter.

This study is based on interviews with leading figures and contemporaries who knew him. Th...

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Picture of When Money Was In Fashion: Henry Goldman, Goldman Sachs, and the Founding of Wall Street.

When Money Was In Fashion: Henry Goldman, Goldman Sachs, and the Founding of Wall Street.

Fisher, June Breton.

A beautifully written and quietly revealing biography, it provides a discreetly unflinchin...

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Picture of Poetic Lives: Coleridge.

Poetic Lives: Coleridge.

Hahn, Daniel.

This short, authoritative biography is illustrated with extracts from his work. It examine...

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Poetic Lives: Shelley.

Hahn, Daniel.

A brief but brilliant portrait of the outlandish genius who published Gothic horror novele...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Henry James.

Brief Lives: Henry James.

Hutchison, Hazel.

A good little biography which affords a fresh glimpse into the life and work of this liter...

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Picture of Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation.

Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation.

Lycett, Andrew.

A colourful portrait of the witty, friendly, brilliant and sensual man, one of Victorian E...

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Picture of Il Duce and His Women.

Il Duce and His Women.

Olla, Roberto.

An intriguing account of Mussolini's private life with a particular focus on his renowned ...

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Picture of Caravans and Wedding Bands: Memories of a Romany Life.

Caravans and Wedding Bands: Memories of a Romany Life.

Petulengro, Eva.

Though she was a Romany (gypsy) she married an outsider (a gorger). Her memoir vividly cap...

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Picture of Poetic Lives: John Donne.

Poetic Lives: John Donne.

Robins, Nicholas.

A concise biography of the life and career of Donne, charting his progress from an impover...

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Picture of W. B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters.

W. B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters.

Saddlemyer, Ann (ed.).

The effect of reading the whole correspondence here between George Years and her husband i...

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Picture of The Long Night: William L. Shirer and the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

The Long Night: William L. Shirer and the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

Wick, Steve.

Shirer was a legendary American journalist. He reported first hand on the rise of the Nazi...

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