Category: Biography

By Ian Mortimer

This insightful examine the lifetime of Henry V and the conflict of Agincourt casts new gentle on a interval in background usually held up as legend. a good English hero, Henry V was once lionized by way of Shakespeare and respected by means of his countrymen for his non secular dedication, his feel of justice, and his army victories. right here, famous historian and biographer Ian Mortimer takes a glance on the guy in the back of the legend and gives a transparent, traditionally exact, and real looking illustration of a ruler who was once all too human.

Mortimer digs up attention-grabbing information about Henry V’s reign which were misplaced to historical past, together with the brutal innovations he followed on the conflict of Agincourt. a desirable examine the lifetime of an iconic English king—ideal for college students of medieval history.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ian Mortimer is a British historian and historic fiction writer. He holds a PhD from the collage of Exeter and a Master’s measure from the college of London, and is at the moment a Fellow of the Royal old Society. he's the writer of the Sunday Times best-selling ebook A Time Traveler’s consultant to Elizabethan London, as good as distinctive biographies of Roger Mortimer, First Earl of March, Edward III, Henry IV, and Henry V. he's popular for constructing and selling the idea that Edward II didn't meet his lead to Berkeley fort in 1327, as is held via traditional conception. His old fiction novel, the 1st ebook within the Clarenceux Trilogy, used to be released below the alias of James Forrester.

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ECPA 2014 Christian e-book Award Winner (Non-Fiction)!
Fifty years after his loss of life, C. S. Lewis maintains to encourage and fascinate thousands. His legacy continues to be different and titanic. He was once a towering highbrow determine, a well-liked fiction writer who encouraged a world motion picture franchise all over the world of Narnia, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker.

In C.S. Lewis―A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific writer and revered professor at King’s university of London, paints a definitive portrait of the lifetime of C. S. Lewis. After completely studying lately released Lewis correspondence, Alister demanding situations a number of the formerly held ideals concerning the precise timing of Lewis’s shift from atheism to theism after which to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric philosopher who turned an inspiring, although reluctant, prophet for our times.

You won’t are looking to omit this interesting portrait of an inventive genius who encouraged generations.

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By Peter Ames Carlin

Peter Ames Carlin’s New York Times bestselling biography of 1 America’s maximum musicians is the 1st in twenty-five years to be written with the cooperation of Bruce Springsteen himself; “Carlin will get throughout why Mr. Springsteen has intended rather a lot, for thus lengthy, to such a lot of humans” (The ny Times).

In Bruce, acclaimed track author Peter Ames Carlin offers a startlingly intimate and vibrant portrait of a rock icon. For greater than 4 many years, Bruce Springsteen has mirrored the center and soul of the USA with a profession that incorporates twenty Grammy Awards, greater than one hundred twenty million albums bought, Golden Globes, and an Academy Award. Peter Ames Carlin masterfully encompasses the breadth of Springsteen’s superb occupation and explores the interior workings of a guy who controlled to redefine generations of music.

A needs to learn for lovers, Bruce is a meticulously researched, compulsively readable biography of a guy encumbered with kinfolk tragedy, an enormous commitment to his artistry, and an all-consuming ardour for status and effect.

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By Simon Callow

“A wonderfully unique, definitive work.”—Entertainment Weekly

In this primary installment of his masterful biography, Simon Callow captures the chameleonic genius of Orson Welles as purely an actor/director deeply rooted within the leisure may. here's Welles’s prodigious formative years; his adolescence in big apple, with its fraught partnership with John Houseman and the groundbreaking triumph of his all-black Macbeth; the pioneering radio paintings that culminated within the infamous 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds; and at last, his paintings in Hollywood, together with an authoritative account of the making of Citizen Kane. wealthy intimately and perception, this can be a ways and away the definitive examine Orson Welles—a determine much more striking than the myths that experience surrounded him.

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By Ludwig van Beethoven

The subsequent ebook contains short biographical commentaries approximately Beethoven, each one through sections of quotations attributed to the inspiration. In those fees, Beethoven demonstrates his extreme preoccupation (or obsession) with considering artistically and intelligently, and with assisting to relieve man's pain by way of offering guy with musical artistic endeavors which may enlighten him, to be able to develop into trained sufficient to tug himself out of his distress. He felt immediate...

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By Boris Johnson

From London’s inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the hot York Times–bestselling tale of ways Churchill’s eccentric genius formed not just his global yet our own.
 
On the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s loss of life, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of 1 of an important leaders of the 20 th century. taking up the myths and misconceptions besides the oversized truth, he portrays—with attribute wit and passion—a guy of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.

Fearless at the battlefield, Churchill needed to be ordered via the king to stick out of motion on D-day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few may possibly fit his event in organizing violence on a massive scale, but he hated struggle and scorned politicians who had no longer skilled its horrors. He used to be the main recognized journalist of his time and maybe the best orator of all time, regardless of a lisp and the persistent melancholy he saved at bay by way of portray. His maneuvering located the USA for access into global battle II, whilst it ushered in England’s postwar decline. His open-mindedness made him a trailblazer in wellbeing and fitness care, schooling, and social welfare, although he remained incorrigibly politically wrong. so much of all, he was once a rebuttal to the concept that historical past is the tale of substantial and impersonal forces; he's evidence that one person—intrepid, inventive, determined—can make all of the distinction.

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By Kristyn Decker

Fifty Years in Polygamy is the non-public heritage of Kristyn Decker, the daughter of a polygamist prophet. inside of, she unearths a unprecedented, uncensored, firsthand account of the interior workings of a Utah-based polygamist sect whose contributors this day comprise high-profile fact tv stars. Her gripping narrative describes the rampant pain and abuse at the back of the satisfied faces that polygamist girls found in public. Fifty Years in Polygamy is Kristyn’s inspiring trip, within which she demanding situations the typical false impression that polygamy is just a innocuous way of life selection. for plenty of, it truly is like modern day slavery, she says.

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By Grace Coddington

Attractive. Willful. fascinating. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s striking expertise and fierce commitment to her paintings as artistic director of Vogue have made her a global icon. identified via a lot of her profession purely to these behind the curtain, she may have remained fashion’s best-kept mystery have been it no longer for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that became publicity-averse Grace right into a surprising, reluctant superstar. Grace’s palpable engagement along with her paintings introduced an extraordinary perception into the eagerness that produces the various magazine’s so much memorable shoots.
 
With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and friends for greater than 40 years, Grace now creatively directs the reader throughout the storied narrative of her existence up to now. Evoking the time while types needed to tote their very own baggage and props to shoots, Grace describes her early occupation as a version, operating with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, ahead of she stepped at the back of the digital camera to turn into a way editor at British Vogue within the past due Sixties. the following she started growing the fable “travelogues” that will turn into her trademark. In 1988 she joined American Vogue, the place her breathtakingly romantic and creative style beneficial properties, a sampling of which seem during this ebook, became fast classics.
 
Delightfully underscored through Grace’s pen-and-ink illustrations, Grace will introduce readers to the colourful designers, hairstylists, make-up artists, photographers, versions, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature pictures. Grace unearths her inner most global with equivalent candor—the vehicle twist of fate that nearly derailed her modeling profession, her marriages, the premature loss of life of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. ultimately, Grace describes her abiding courting with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery through which she has come to outline the peak of fashion.
 
NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY FINANCIAL TIMES

“If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, attempting to paint a clean model of the Sistine Chapel twelve instances a year.”—Time

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By Ronald L. Mallett

Ron Mallett was once simply 10 whilst his father died by surprise. Devastated, he came across solace within the technology fiction of H.G. Wells, believing that if he may well construct a time laptop, he might return into the prior, warn his father and maybe store his life.

Ronald Mallett is now a professor of theoretical physics. Remarkably, this working-class African American boy from the Bronx caught along with his imaginative and prescient, overcoming poverty and prejudice within the pursuit of his obsession. this can be the tale of his outstanding trip of self- and clinical discovery. With easy language and chic metaphor he lays out his theories and offers the reader with what's an exact blue print for a time machine.A dramatic and compelling memoir, it's also a super creation to a riveting yet commonly baffling topic, and a really inspirational account of stunning success.

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By Mark Roseman

A heart-stopping survivor tale and excellent ancient research that gives extraordinary perception into way of life within the 3rd Reich and the powers and pitfalls of memory.

At the outbreak of WWII, Marianne Strauss, the sheltered daughter of well-to-do German Jews, was once a typical woman, inquisitive about experiences, associates, and romance. nearly in a single day she used to be reworked right into a lady of spirit and defiance, a fighter who, whilst the Gestapo got here for her relatives, seized the instant and went underground. at the run for 2 years, Marianne traveled throughout Nazi Germany with out papers, aided by means of a striking resistance association, formerly unknown and unsung. Drawing on an striking cache of files in addition to interviews on 3 continents, historian Mark Roseman reconstructs Marianne's odyssey and divulges facets of lifestyles within the 3rd Reich lengthy hidden from view. As Roseman excavates the prior, he additionally places ahead a brand new and sympathetic interpretation of the troubling discrepancies among truth and recollection that so frequently cloud survivors' accounts.

A detective tale, a love tale, a narrative of significant braveness and survival below the cruelest stipulations, A earlier in Hiding is additionally a poignant research into the character of reminiscence, authenticity, and truth.

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