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  • Bill Gates

    Bill Gates
    av Michael B. Becraft

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440830136

    The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates helped transform society by ushering in the era of ubiquitous personal computing. This book examines the life and achievements of this standout American inventor and philanthropist.Bill Gates has been instrumen…

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Jean-Michel Basquiat
    av Eric Fretz

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313380563

    This work examines the fascinating life and art of the African American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988).Jean-Michel Basquiat was barely out of his teens when he rocketed to the center of New York's art scene. He was 27 when he died of a her…

  • J. K. Rowling

    J. K. Rowling
    av Connie Ann Kirk

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313322051

    The unprecedented popularity of the Harry Potter books took the publishing world by storm and captured the imaginations of readers around the world. This unofficial biographical study of J. K. Rowling invites fans and critics alike to take a close l…

  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    av Shiva Balaghi

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313361883

    In July 1979, Saddam Hussein became the President of Iraq. His dictum was simply expressed-power through terror. During the first decade of his presidency, Saddam engaged in three wars: the Iran-Iraq War, the invasion of Kuwait, and the Gulf War of…

  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    av Shiva Balaghi

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313330773

    In July 1979, Saddam Hussein became the President of Iraq. His dictum was simply expressed-power through terror. During the first decade of his presidency, Saddam engaged in three wars: the Iran-Iraq War, the invasion of Kuwait, and the Gulf War of…

  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    av Joyce A. Hanson

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313352171

    This book offers a revealing look at Rosa Parks, whose role as an activist and struggle with racism began long before her historic 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus ride.Rosa Parks: A Biography captures the story of this remarkable woman like no other b…

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    av Edward J. Rielly

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313331640

    Profiles the life and literary career of the American novelist, author of "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender is the Night."

  • Cancer Gene Therapy

    Cancer Gene Therapy

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781588292131

    A complete introduction and guide to the latest developments in cancer gene therapy-from bench to bedside. The authors comprehensively review the anticancer genes and gene delivery methods currently available for cancer gene therapy, including the t…

  • Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp
    av Michael Blitz

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313343001

    From the sweet but asocial adolescent in Edward Scissorhands to Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Johnny Depp has brought to life some of the most challenging, quirky and compelling characters in Hollywood history. Ofte…

  • Tecumseh

    Tecumseh

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313341779

    One of the most important Native American leaders in history, the Shawnee leader Tecumseh protested land cession, and was a major catalyst of the Battle of Tippecanoe. He harnessed the tradition of American Indian pan-tribal unity to become the most…

  • Elena Kagan

    Elena Kagan
    av Meg Greene

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440828973

    Readers seeking information about Elena Kagan-from her early life and her ascent to the Supreme Court to how she approaches questions of fairness, justice, equality, and civil rights-will find this biography engaging and invaluable.Elena Kagan can b…

  • Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez
    av Roger Bruns

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313334528

    Cesar Chavez, the labor organizer and founder of the United Farm Workers of America, was, perhaps, an unlikely hero. In this biography, his early life is shown to be fairly typical for a boy in a close-knit family of Mexican Americans who worked the…

  • Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin
    av Carolyn Kraemer Cooper

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313377389

    This objective, well-researched biography tells the story of the woman whose meteoric rise to the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidacy made history.Sarah Palin: A Biography offers a candid yet unbiased look at the charismatic politician who b…

  • Diana, Princess of Wales

    Diana, Princess of Wales
    av Martin Gitlin

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313348792

    Long before her tragic death, Diana, Princess of Wales was a beloved modern icon, relatable to the general public in a way that transcended the barrier between royal and commoner. As a member of the royal family in an age of mass media, her fairy-ta…

  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman
    av James A. McGowan

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313348815

    This concise biography of Harriet Tubman, the African American abolitionist, explores her various roles as an Underground Railroad conductor, Civil War scout and nurse, and women's rights advocate.The legendary Moses of the Underground Railroad, Har…

  • Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan
    av David L. Porter

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313337673

    With the possible exceptions of boxer Muhammad Ali and baseball player Babe Ruth, no athlete has made a greater impact on American society-or in the world-than Michael Jordan. Follow the life of one of the most recognizable athletes and living brand…

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    av Jeffrey W. Coker

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313323379

    A brief, thorough introduction to the life and times of the most influential and effective president in modern America, this volume is ideal for students researching the Great Depression or World War II.Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of the best…

  • Michelle Obama

    Michelle Obama
    av Alma Halbert Bond

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313381041

    This book details the fascinating life story of Michelle Obama, emphasizing her own personal and professional accomplishments, her life partnership with President Barack Obama, and her distinctive approach to the role of First Lady.Independent and s…

  • Shaquille O'Neal

    Shaquille O'Neal
    av Murry R. Nelson

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313337598

    As one of the most recognizable and highest paid athletes in the world, Shaquille O'Neal, better known as Shaq, is undeniably one of the greatest players in basketball history. Murry Nelson presents a fascinating look at the career of a man who has…

  • The Notorious B.I.G.

    The Notorious B.I.G.
    av Holly Lang

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313341564

    Over ten years since his death, Biggie Smalls, also known as The Notorious B.I.G., is considered one of the most influential rappers of all time, a credit continually given by numerous hip-hop artists. Raised in Brooklyn during the crack-cocaine boo…

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry
    av Kimberly Dillon Summers

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440801006

    This biography reveals the life story, musical style, personality, lyrics, and fashion of Katy Perry-the elements that have catapulted her to stardom and made her a 21st-century pop music icon.Katy Perry: A Biography examines who the young woman beh…

  • Osama bin Laden

    Osama bin Laden
    av Thomas R. Mockaitis

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313353741

    This concise biography of the world's most notorious terrorist tells the fascinating story of the evolution of a wealthy businesman's son to the 9/11 mastermind who declared war on America.Osama bin Laden: A Biography offers a concise, fact-based po…

  • Billy Graham

    Billy Graham
    av Roger Bruns

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313327186

    Chronicles the life of Billy Graham, discussing his childhood, education, struggles, and accomplishments.

  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    av A. B. Assensoh

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313378492

    This fresh biography unearths previously unpublished nuances about Malcolm X's life.Malcolm X: A Biography is a historical and political analysis of the black leader's life and times, offering a detailed treatment of its subject's multifaceted story…

  • Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres
    av Lisa Iannucci

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313353703

    In 1997 Ellen DeGeneres made television history when she came out to the American public on her nationally syndicated sitcom. In spite of the controversy stirred by this personal revelation, Ellen DeGeneres has gone on to become on one the most popu…

  • Desmond Tutu

    Desmond Tutu
    av Steven D. Gish

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313328602

    History will remember Desmond Tutu, who has been called South Africa's Martin Luther King, Jr., as a great leader in the struggle against apartheid. In this new biography, which includes original quotations from the author's interviews with Tutu, re…

  • Desmond Tutu

    Desmond Tutu
    av Steven D. Gish

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313361722

    History will remember Desmond Tutu, who has been called South Africa's Martin Luther King, Jr., as a great leader in the struggle against apartheid. In this new biography, which includes original quotations from the author's interviews with Tutu, re…

  • Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa
    av Meg Greene

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313327711

    In this new biography, students will follow Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu from her humble Albanian birth to worldwide celebrity as Mother Teresa. The nun who attended to the dying and diseased in Calcutta, India, and established her Missionaries of Charity…

  • Bill Russell

    Bill Russell
    av Murry R. Nelson

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313330919

    As a student of life and basketball, as a basketball player and coach, as an African-American, a businessman, a lecturer, and a man, Bill Russell projects the same single image of a man committed to understanding, improvement, and teamwork in the co…

  • Diego Rivera

    Diego Rivera
    av Manuel Aguilar-Moreno

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313354069

    This revealing biography covers the life and art of painter Diego Rivera.Diego Rivera: A Biography presents a concise but substantial biography of the famous and controversial Mexican artist. Chronologically arranged, the book examines Rivera's chil…

  • Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King
    av Laura T. McCarty

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313349812

    Coretta Scott was committed to social justice long before she met and married Martin Luther King, Jr. She shared in all the dangers that King's prominence in the civil rights movement brought, and she saw herself as full partner in the movement. Yet…

  • Fidel Castro

    Fidel Castro
    av Thomas M. Leonard

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313323010

    Fidel Castro has ruled Cuba for over 40 years, yet he remains one of the world's most complex leaders. Rebellious at an early age, he attemped to organize a strike of sugar workers against his father as a teenager. By his early twenties, he made it…

  • Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde
    av Nate Hendley

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313338717

    Motivated by greed and sadism-or perhaps by poverty and boredom-star-crossed lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow set out on a series of robberies throughout the American Southwest, many of which ended in murder. Frustrated by the suffocating pover…

  • Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath
    av Connie Ann Kirk

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313332142

    The poet Sylvia Plath has been a cultural icon since 1963 when she took her own life on a cold winter morning at the age of 30. This up-to-date biography explores the nature and sources of the mythology that has surrounded the poet's life by present…

  • Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn
    av Martin Gitlin

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313359453

    From the moment she appeared on the American silver screen as a runaway princess in Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn was beloved by critics and audiences alike. From her childhood activism in the Dutch resistance movement during World War II, to her ex…

  • Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday
    av Meg Greene

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313336294

    Billie Holiday (1915-1959), the legendary jazz singer whose vocal stylings were deeply affecting, continues to enthrall. This biography conveys her hard-luck youth, career triumphs, and then decline and early death. At age 14, despite growing up wit…

  • Rachel Carson

    Rachel Carson
    av Arlene Quaratiello

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313323881

    Few people have had as great an impact on the modern environmental movement as has the great writer and scientist Rachel Carson. This readable and up-to-date biography traces the famous environmentalist's development as a writer from earliest childh…

  • The Earnhardts

    The Earnhardts
    av Gerry Souter

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313358401

    The story of NASCAR's preeminent family and the multibillion dollar sport they helped create.From mid-century dirt tracks to today's super speedways, The Earnhardts: A Biography tells the remarkable story of a racing family-Dale, his father Ralph, a…

  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga
    av Paula Johanson

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440801099

    This biography details Lady Gaga's life from all angles, documenting her family background; the events before and during her meteoric rise to success as a songwriter, singer, and performance artist; her deft use of social media; and her political co…

  • Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood
    av Sara Anson Vaux

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440829970

    Clint Eastwood-actor, director, composer, musician, and politician-is undeniably one of the most prolific and accomplished celebrities of the modern age. This book provides insights into Eastwood's life and entire career, from early television appea…

  • Pele

    Pele
    av Lew Freedman

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440829802

    How did a young boy born into poverty become not only an international soccer star but a celebrity who visited and dined with kings and presidents? Where did the passion that fueled his success originate? This book examines the life of Pele to find…

  • Ted Turner

    Ted Turner
    av Michael O'Connor

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313350429

    This book chronicles the life story of Ted Turner-cable television mogul, successful baseball team owner, and fascinating public figure.Ted Turner: A Biography tells the story of a man whose wide range of accomplishments have led to a Man of the Yea…

  • Bob Marley

    Bob Marley
    av David V. Moskowitz

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313338793

    Bob Marley was the first, and possibly the only, superstar to emerge from the Third World. Although he lived a short life, only 36 years, Bob penned an enormous quantity of songs, pioneering a new reggae rhythm and sound that was distinctly Jamaican…

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus
    av Kimberly Dillon Summers

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313378478

    The enchanting story of the real life Hannah Montana and her stunning success as a film, television, and music superstar.This biography tells the story of the real-life Hannah Montana, the daughter of country music superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, who has…

  • Jesse Jackson

    Jesse Jackson
    av Roger Bruns

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313331381

    Jesse Jackson, a powerful orator and indefatigable organizer, has been one of the most dynamic forces for social and political action in both the national and international arenas, campaigning for human rights and social justice. Through such social…

  • William T. Sherman

    William T. Sherman
    av Robert P. Broadwater

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440800603

    This book tells the life story of William T. Sherman, one of the Civil War's most accomplished generals and an American military professional who changed how wars were fought.William T. Sherman: A Biography provides readers with a glimpse into the l…

  • Nancy Pelosi

    Nancy Pelosi
    av Elaine S. Povich

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313345708

    As Madam Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has broken new ground for women in American politics and has become a notable role model for young women. Yet hers has hardly been a Cinderella career. Pelosi was virtually born into politics, and her series of firsts-…

  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson
    av Connie Ann Kirk

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313322068

    Using updated scholarship and never before published primary research, this new biography peels away the myths surrounding Emily Dickinson and takes a fresh look at the complex and busy life of this genius of American letters. As a research tool, th…

  • Stonewall Jackson

    Stonewall Jackson
    av Ethan S. Rafuse

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313385834

    A thorough and effectively executed study, this biography will appeal to anyone interested in Stonewall Jackson and the military history of the Civil War.Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson was one of the greatest generals of the Civil War and remains an…

  • Paul Newman

    Paul Newman
    av Marian Edelman Borden

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313383106

    This book examines the life of the remarkable Paul Newman-an iconic actor, director, race car driver, political activist, businessman, philanthropist, devoted husband, and father.Paul Leonard Newman was a true Renaissance man who is known worldwide…

  • Venus and Serena Williams

    Venus and Serena Williams
    av Jacqueline Edmondson

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313331657

    Traces the lives and tennis careers of Venus and Serena Williams, sisters who turned professional as teenagers and rose to the top of women's tennis while maintaining a strong family bond.

  • Frida Kahlo

    Frida Kahlo
    av Claudia Schaefer

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313349249

    Frida Kahlo was born in 1907 to parents of German and Spanish descent, in Coyoacan, outside Mexico City. After contracting polio at age six, Frida also suffered severe injuries in a bus accident. Her time spent in recovery turned her toward a painti…