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The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

Author : Benjamin Franklin
ISBN : 0300098588
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The text of this celebrated work by the early American statesman and inventor is supplemented by notes on its creation and influence.
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The Autobiography And Other Writings

Author : Benjamin Franklin
ISBN : 0553904981
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin’s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman. Here are selections from Franklin’s newspaper articles, from the sage wisdom of Poor Richard’s Almanac, from his entertaining letters, from his scientific essays, from his political and revolutionary writings, plus a generous sampling of his famous aphorisms, poems, and humor. And, most important, here is a newly edited text of one of the most vital and important works of American literature, the Autobiography. As fascinating and as relevant as ever, this timeless collection of writings reveals an extraordinary man whose mind was always curious, always questioning, and who forever remained dedicated to the principles of truth and liberty.
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Author : George Benson
ISBN : 9780306822308
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Over the course of his fifty-year career, George Benson has performed for hundreds of millions of fans around the world, received ten Grammy Awards, and recorded with some of the most revered musicians of his era. In 2011, he earned a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters Award. And he has finally decided to tell his story. Benson: The Autobiography follows the musician's remarkable rise from the ghettos of Pittsburgh to the stages of Dubai, and everywhere in between. His tales of scuffling on the road with jazz legend Brother Jack McDuff, navigating his way through the recording studio with Miles Davis, and emerging as the first true (and truly successful) jazz/soul crossover artist will enthrall devotees of both music history and pop culture. An open and truthful raconteur, Benson discusses his near-arrest for domestic abuse, the tragic illnesses that afflicted his family, the secret lives of his musical cohorts, and racism's effect on his life and art. His long-awaited book allows readers to meet one of the most beloved, prolific, and bestselling musicians of any era.
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The Autobiography Of Alfred H Mendes 1897 1991

Author : Alfred Hubert Mendes
ISBN : 9766401179
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Portuguese creole author Alfred H. Mendes (1897-1991) was the most important member of the Beacon Group of writers in Trinidad in the 1930s, along with C. L. R. James and Ralph de Boissiere. He is well known as a writer of short stories and for two novels, Pitch Lake and Black Fauns, and was made an honorary D. Litt. by the University of the West Indies in 1972 for his contribution to the development of West Indian literature. Mendes's memories of life in the colony in the early twentieth century, his experiences as a rifleman in the Great War, and his brief but intense sojourn in New York City during the Depression are an invaluable resource for scholars. But "Alfy" Mendes had other sides as well: civil servant in British colonial Trinidad, businessman who traveled regularly throughout the West Indies and, especially, family man. His autobiography offers a unique private perspective of the man behind a popular West Indian personality. Levy has annotated the work, written an introduction to place the writer in his time and his place in West Indian literature and compiled a bibliography of his works. Of interest to students of West Indian literature and postcolonial studies.
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The Autobiography Of William Carlos Williams

Author : William Carlos Williams
ISBN : 0811202267
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the autobiography of the respected American poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and physician.
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Author : John Bercow
ISBN : 9781474616652
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Candid. Controversial. Gripping. The fascinating memoirs of the former Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, one of the most famous people in politics in the last decade. Unspeakable is John Bercow's characteristically forthright and incisive account of his unique vantage point into British politics. Containing verdicts on many of the leading figures of this era, from Tony Blair to David Cameron, Theresa May, and Boris Johnson, Bercow explores and explains the ways in which he has sought to democratise the business of Parliament, using the Speakership to champion the rights of backbench MPs and hold the government to account. In his own words, "I made friends and enemies alike, but from start to finish I sought to do the right, rather than the convenient, thing and to be a decent public servant." From the start, Bercow tackles head-on his regretted fascination with definably right-wing attitudes and describes his inexorable march to more progressive thinking since his election as Member of Parliament for Buckingham in 1997. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the business of politics and how our democracy is - or should be - run, with fascinating insights into Bercow's family background and early interest in politics. When Bercow retired as Speaker of the House of Commons on 31st October, he had become one of the most recognisable and iconoclastic figures in British politics, and had created a vacancy of huge importance. As Speaker since 2009 he had a ringside seat during one of the most febrile periods in modern British history, presiding over the Commons while it had to contend with key issues such as austerity in the light of the financial crisis; the coalition government between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats; and of course the most intractable problem of all - how to deliver on the 2016 referendum decision that Britain should leave the EU.
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The Autobiography Of Ba Jin

Author : Ba Jin
ISBN : 0880938692
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ba Jin was one of China's most influential and prolific Chinese authors. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1975 for his masterpiece Family. He wrote more than 80 books that made him famous in China and throughout the world.
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A Study Guide For The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410319760
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream for all of your research needs.
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The Autobiography Of Upton Sinclair

Author : Upton Sinclair
ISBN : 9781787202658
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 1962, on the suggestion of his readers throughout his expansive writing career, this is the self-penned biography of Upton Sinclair, author of hundreds of novels, plays, homilies, diatribes and pamphlets. Written at the age 83, Sinclair at last allows his loyal readership to glean an in-depth look at the man who discovered the Jungle in Armours Meat Industry at 28, founded a Utopian co-operative in 1908, and who muckraked through all of America “to become the finest and most devoted polemicist this country has seen”—from his childhood beginnings in Maryland to his youth in New York through to publication of his first novels and political career and beyond. Of his work, Upton Sinclair says: “The English Queen Mary, who failed to hold the French port of Calais, said that when she died, the word ‘Calais’ would be found written on her heart. I don’t know whether anyone will care to examine my heart, but if they do they will find two words there—’Social Justice.’ For that is what I have believed in and fought for during sixty-three of my eighty-four books. “His is an intellectual’s book dealing with one who made intellectual history, and no self-respecting intellectual tradesman will fail to read it.”—Kirkus Review Illustrated with 17 black-and-white photographs.
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Ab De Villiers The Autobiography

Author : A B de Villiers
ISBN : 9781509822591
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'AB has become the most valuable cricketer on the planet' Adam Gilchrist AB de Villiers is one of the finest batsmen ever to play cricket, and yet his achievement extends beyond his outrageous armoury of drives, pulls, paddles, scoops and flicks. Whether he is delighting home crowds at the Wanderers or Newlands or setting new records in Bengaluru or Sydney, he plays the game in a whole-hearted manner that projects a positive image of his country around the world, and also makes millions of South Africans feel good about themselves. This is AB's story, in his own words. The story of the youngest of three talented, sports-mad brothers growing up in Warmbaths, of a boy who excelled at tennis, rugby and cricket, of a youngster who made his international debut at the age of twenty and was then selected in every single test played by South Africa for the next eleven seasons, of a batsman who has started to redefine the art, being ranked among the world's very best in test, ODI and T20. Through all the pyrotechnics and consistency, AB has remained a true sportsman - quick to deflect praise, swift to praise opponents, eager to work hard, to embrace the team's next challenge and to relish what he still regards as the huge privilege of representing his country. This is the story of a modern sporting phenomenon.
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My Turn The Autobiography

Author : Johan Cruyff
ISBN : 9781509813933
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'I knew nothing about football before knowing Cruyff.' Pep Guardiola Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was synonymous with Total Football, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch. Today, his philosophy lives on in teams across Europe, from Barcelona to Bayern Munich and players from Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabrecas. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's life starting at Ajax, where he won eight national titles and three European Cups before moving to Barcelona where he won La Liga in his first season, in 1973, and was named European Footballer of the Year. He won the Ballon d'Or three times, and led the Dutch national team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, famously losing to West Germany, and receiving the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament. Off the field his life was more turbulent, surviving a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy. This honest and unflinching autobiography also explores his life after retirement, when he became a hugely successful manager of Ajax and then Barcelona when he won the Champions league with a young Pep Guardiola in his team. My Turn is the inspirational account of a legendary football hero, voted European Player of the Century, in his own words. In March 2016 Cruyff died after a short battle with lung cancer bringing world football to a standstill in an outpouring of emotions. A brilliant teacher and analyst of the game he love, My Turn is Johan Cruyff's legacy.
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Kp The Autobiography

Author : Kevin Pietersen
ISBN : 9780751557565
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Outrageous, audacious, jaw-dropping' SUNDAY TIMES 'An essential read' DAILY MAIL 'Utterly captivating' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Hugely entertaining' GUARDIAN The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. Kevin was dropped from the England squad in February 2014, seemingly calling time on an international career that began nearly ten years earlier. The decision puzzled many observers - although the England team had failed miserably in the Ashes tour of 2013-14, Kevin was the tourists' leading run scorer across the series, and he remains the country's highest run scorer of all time across all formats of the game. Kevin reveals all in his autobiography, telling the stories behind the many other highs and lows of his incredible career. Giving readers the full story of his life, from his childhood in South Africa to his experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket, KP is an autobiography that entertains and fascinates readers in equal measure.
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The Autobiography Of Lynn Lee Woodruff

Author : Nora Brazelton
ISBN : 9780595244539
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Autobiography of Lynn Lee Woodruff is a chronological collection of remembrances, family history and experiences of a real Wyoming man who lived his childhood summers in a tent traveling with his family while the sheep grazed in a time when the environment was prestine enough you laid on the bank and drank from the springs and rivers. Lee relates some of his observations and experiences of the sheep business, World War II, working road construction, his inventions, working at a lodge, sawmill, ski run, and outfitting. Lee also shares some of his knowledge and personal views on a few of his passionate non-controversial subjects. _____________________________________________ During the last three years Lee has painstakingly outlined notes and recorded these life incidences, which were then transcribed. He then reread, proofed and researched spellings of places and names. This by no means is everything, but are selected significant events that had an impact on him.
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The Autobiography Of Gerald Of Wales

Author : Giraldus (Cambrensis)
ISBN : 1843831481
Genre : History
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"The autobiography of Gerald of Wales, translated from the Latin, offers a compelling picture of medieval life"--Provided by publisher.
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The Autobiography Of The Maha Yogi

Author : Alfred Schmielewski
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What the man of illumination sees when he looks at this world through the eyes of God is what French philosopher and author Jean Paul Satre Implied in his famous play No Exit. The man of illumination sees Hell; a Hell created by man's Inhuman greed for power and money. He sees a world society that can only survive by devouring human beings, a society that tolerates financial and political cannibalism.