Bill Gates: A Biography

Author: Michael B. Becraft

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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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. • Provides a balanced and unbiased account of Bill Gates that includes his own writings as well as criticisms of Gates's management style that allows readers to reach their own conclusions • Documents Gates's philanthropic activities and commitment to dispersing some of his accumulated wealth to help those in need worldwide • Includes images, timelines, and charts and graphs that enrich the reading experience as well as an extensive bibliography that provides researchers with easy access to original source documents
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Clint Eastwood: A Biography

A Biography

Author: Sara Anson Vaux Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

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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 appearances to recent award-winning films. • Reviews Eastwood's accolades, honors, reviews, awards, and specific achievements throughout his lifetime • Provides detailed information regarding Eastwood's long television and film career • Documents why Eastwood is a cultural icon and considered by many to be the most respected filmmaker in the film industry today • Supplies information about lesser-known aspects of Eastwood's life, such as his accomplishments as a composer and musician as well as in politics
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Steve Jobs: A Biography

Author: Michael B. Becraft

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069497X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 247

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This book provides extensive, comprehensive biographical information on one of technology's most important innovators—Steve Jobs. Provides detailed biographical information that benefits and appeals to a wide audience Includes not only praise for Jobs but criticism to offer a balanced portrait Incorporates information from Jobs's speeches and writings Includes charts and graphs related to home computing and Apple in comparison to competitors
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Biography

Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440875383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Since mid-2018, when she registered one of the biggest primary election upsets in the nation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as one of the most influential voices of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Few politicians have experienced a rise as meteoric as the one that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC, as she is commonly known) has experienced since her June 2018 Democratic primary upset victory over a powerful, longtime incumbent and her subsequent triumph in the November 2018 midterms. This book will examine how the telegenic lawmaker—a life-long New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent—engineered that startling victory, why her life story and ideas made her such a focus of national attention, how she has used Twitter and other social media to amplify her calls for economic justice and civil rights equality, and why, since she took office in January 2019, she has come to be regarded as one of the most consequential and influential lawmakers in Congress. It will also help readers understand AOC's most deeply held political convictions, policymaking priorities, and personal principles. Provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of Ocasio-Cortez's personal history and political career Explains the values and beliefs that animate Ocasio-Cortez's political activism and policy priorities Chapter bibliographies of print and electronic resources recommended for further study Notes important dates in AOC's life and political career in a chronology
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Jon Stewart: A Biography

Author: Michael Blitz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031335829X

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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This biography profiles Jon Stewart, television's most incisive deliverer of the fake news. As the host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he has attracted a vast audience that sees him as one of the few credible sources of cultural critique TV.
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50 Events That Shaped African American History: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [2 volumes]

Author: Jamie J. Wilson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440837872

Category: Social Science

Page: 850

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This two-volume work celebrates 50 notable achievements of African Americans, highlighting black contributions to U.S. history and examining the ways black accomplishments shaped American culture. • Chronicles almost 400 years of African American history beginning with the arrival of 20 Africans into Jamestown, VA, and ending with the 2014 Ferguson Protests • Provides readers with an understanding of key events that represent the African American experience • Brings the featured events to life using first-person accounts, essays, primary sources, photographs, and timelines • Demonstrates the broad influence and impact of African Americans on history, the arts, laws, sports, literature, film, television, and social movements
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Osama Bin Laden

A Biography

Author: Thomas R. Mockaitis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313353743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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A concise biography of the world's most notorious terrorist tells the story of the evolution of a wealthy businesman's son to the 9/11 mastermind who declared war on America.
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Notable American Philanthropists

Biographies of Giving and Volunteering

Author: Robert T. Grimm

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573563406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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This book provides substantial profiles of individuals and families who made significant contributions to the American philanthropic tradition from the 1600s to the present. The volume encompasses men and women who significantly shaped American life by their dedication to voluntary service or charitable donations. The 78 entries describe 110 individuals (a number of essays describe entire families, such as the Rockefellers, Booths, and Guggenheims). Most essays are 1,500-2,500 words in length, but family entries range from 2,500-9,000 words. Each essay examines a philanthropist's early years, education, and career, and then focuses upon his or her philanthropic philosophy and actions. Particular attention is paid to an individual's motivations and justifications for philanthropy. Short samples of each philanthropist's writings are included, and the important societal contributions of each individual's philanthropic activity are assessed. All entries are cross-referenced and include a bibliographic list of references (print and nonprint sources). Many feature photos, and some describe the location of personal papers and other manuscript sources. This book also includes a preface, introduction, timeline, and lists of videos and children's books on American philanthropy. Sixty scholars contributed to this volume, each of who is notable for work on certain individuals or in the broad field of American philanthropy. These contributors did a great deal of original research, making this book the only source for detailed information on many of the included individuals.
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100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591584872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

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Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.
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