Biography & Essays

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Blink

Blink

by Malcolm Gladwell

Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments and particular rules and principles. This book shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices and in everyday life. Just as he did with his revolutionary theory of the tipping point, Gladwell reveals how... Read more
Dreams From My Father

Dreams From My Father

by Barack Obama-

In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where... Read more
A Long Way Gone

A Long Way Gone

by Ishmael Beah

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a book written by Ishmael Beah in 2007 about his experiences as a boy soldier.
The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture

by Randy; Zaslow, Jeffrey Pausch

The Last Lecture is a New York Times best-selling book written by Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The book was born out of a lecture Pausch gave in September 2007, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams".
Lincoln the Unknown

Lincoln the Unknown

by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie wrote this book in 1932, when there were still some people alive who had met Abraham Lincoln. This look at the life of the assasinated president focuses on his childhood, the disorganization behind the Union forces in the Civil War, and the small moments that defined the man behind the legend.
90 Minutes In Heaven

90 Minutes In Heaven

by Piper- Don/ Murphey- Cecil

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper is an international bestseller that has sold over 4 million copies. The book, published by Revell, is sold as an extra ordinary true story of heaven and in it Don Piper writes with the help of Cecil Murphey about Piper's reported experience of heaven after having been dead for 90 minutes and had a near death experience. On January 18, 1989, Donald Piper was driving on a bridge, on his return home from a conference of pastors.
The Last Lion

The Last Lion

by William Manchester

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill is a planned trilogy of biographies. Two have already been published, on Winston Churchill, by author and historian William Manchester. The last volume is being completed by Paul Reid. - [*Wikipedia*][1]


[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Lion%3A_Defender_of_the_Realm
An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind

by Kay Redfield Jamison

Kay Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is codirector of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center and a member of the governing board of the National Network of Depression Centers. She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and the author of the national bestsellers An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast, as well as Touched with Fire, Exuberance, and... Read more
Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential

by Bourdain Anthony

A New York City chef who is also a novelist recounts his experiences in the restaurant business, and exposes abuses of power, sexual promiscuity, drug use, and other secrets of life behind kitchen doors. Published in 2000 by Bloomsbury, Kitchen Confidential was Bourdain’s memoir and behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchens, a follow-up to his popular and shocking article published the April 19th 1999 edition of The New Yorker titled "Don't Eat Before Reading This." The book is both... Read more
Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight

Don't Let's Go To the Dogs Tonight

by Alexandra Fuller

Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972 she moved with her family to a farm in Rhodesia. After that country’s civil war in 1981, the Fullers moved first to Malawi, then to Zambia. Fuller received a B.A. from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming, where she still lives. She has two children.From the Hardcover edition.
I Married Adventure

I Married Adventure

by Osa Johnson

Death Of a President

Death Of a President

by William Manchester

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Moonwalk

by Michael Jackson

MICHAEL JACKSON was the undisputed King of Pop and has been called "the greatest entertainer who ever lived."SHAYE AREHEART was, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael Jackson's original editor.

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

by Isaacson, Walter

Walter Isaacson, presidente del Instituto Aspen, ha sido presidente de la CNN y director ejecutivo de la revista Time. Es autor de Einstein, su vida y su universo, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life y Kissinger: A Biography, y es coautor, con Evan Thomas, de The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Vive con su esposa en Washington, D.C.
Truman

Truman

by McCullough, David

The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters -- Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson -- and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man -- a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined -- but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The... Read more
A Reporter\'s Life

A Reporter's Life

by Cronkite, Walter

Walter Cronkite lives in New York City and on Martha's Vineyard.From the Hardcover edition.
Theodore Rex

Theodore Rex

by Morris, Edmund

Edmund Morris was born in Kenya and educated at the Prince of Wales School, Nairobi, and Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before emigrating to the United States in 1968. His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1980. In 1985 he was appointed Ronald Reagan's authorized biographer. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York... Read more
Living History

Living History

by Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Living History is the autobiography of Secretary of State, former United States Senator from New York, and former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, published in 2003. In December 2000, Simon & Schuster agreed to pay Clinton a reported $8 million advance for what became Living History — a near-record figure to an author for an advance at that time. Critics charged that the book deal, coming soon after her election to the U.S.
Personal History

Personal History

by Graham, Katharine

Personal History is the autobiography of Katharine Graham. It was published in 1997 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography in 1998. The book received widespread critical acclaim for its candour in dealing with her husband's mental illness, and the challenges she faced in a male-dominated working environment.
Seinlanguage

Seinlanguage

by Seinfeld, Jerry

Seinlanguage is a 1993 book written by Jerry Seinfeld, chronicling his sitcom Seinfeld into a bestselling paperback. Seinlanguage was critically acclaimed and scored a spot on the New York Times Best Seller list
Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

by Isaacson, Walter

Disraeli

Disraeli

by Blake, Robert

Time Flies

Time Flies

by Cosby, Bill

Hagar the Horrible

Hagar the Horrible

by Browne, Dik