Christmas

A Biography

Author: Judith Flanders

Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250190796

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Christmas Food and Feasting

A History

Author: Madeline Shanahan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276983

Category: Cooking

Page: 242

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This book explores the history of Christmas food and feasting in the English-speaking world and tells the story of the evolution of our most cherished festive dishes, from their pagan past to the present. It details the rise of the turkey and ham, the history of our favorite desserts and sweet treats, and the grand tradition of Christmas imbibing.
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Artur Schnabel - A Biography

Author: Cesar Saerchinger

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447495519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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More Lives than One: A Biography of Hans Fallada

Author: Jenny Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241952689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Hans Fallada was a drug addict, womanizer, alcoholic, jailbird and thief. Yet he was also one of the most extraordinary storytellers of the twentieth century, whose novels, including Alone in Berlin, portrayed ordinary people in terrible times with a powerful humanity. This acclaimed biography, newly revised and completely updated, tells the remarkable story of Hans Fallada, whose real name was Rudolf Ditzen. Jenny Williams chronicles his turbulent life as a writer, husband and father, shadowed by mental torment and long periods in psychiatric care. She shows how Ditzen's decision to remain in Nazi Germany in 1939 led to his self-destruction, but also made him a unique witness to his country's turmoil. More Lives Than One unpicks the contradictory, flawed and fascinating life of a writer who saw the worst of humanity, yet maintained his belief in the decency of the 'little man'.
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James Outram: A Biography

Author: F. J. Goldsmid

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108046738

Category: History

Page: 510

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A two-volume biography, published in 1880, of a famous British officer involved in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
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His Way: a Biography of Robert Muldoon

Author: Barry Gustafson

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 186940517X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 556

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His Way is the only authorised biography of New Zealand prime minister Robert Muldoon - one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. His Way was based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself as well as colleagues, friends, and family, and wide access to the prime minister's official and private papers and diaries. Leading political biographer Barry Gustafson shows Muldoon is shown as a champion of the ordinary people whose vision over time became anachronistic and inflexible.
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Picasso: A Biography

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344452

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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"The best biography of Picasso."—Kenneth Clark Patrick O'Brian's outstanding biography of Picasso is here available in paperback for the first time. It is the most comprehensive yet written, and the only biography fully to appreciate the distinctly Mediterranean origins of Picasso's character and art. Everything about Picasso, except his physical stature, was on an enormous scale. No painter of the first rank has been so awe-inspiringly productive. No painter of any rank has made so much money. A few painters have rivaled his life span of ninety years, but none has attracted so avid, so insatiable, a public interest. Patrick O'Brian knew Picasso sufficiently well to have a strong sense of his personality. The man that emerges from this scholarly, passionate, and brilliantly written biography is one of many contradictions: hard and tender, mean and generous, affectionate and cold, private despite the relish of his fame. In his later years he professed communism, yet in O'Brian's view retained to the end of his life a residual Catholic outlook. Not that such matters were allowed to interfere with his vigorous sensuality. Sex and money, eating and drinking, friends and quarrels, comedies and tragedies, suicides and wars tumble one another in the vast chaos of his experience. he was "a man almost as lonely as the sun, but one who glowed with much the same fierce, burning life." It is with that impression of its subject that this book leaves its readers.
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Sean Connery: A Biography

Author: Christopher Bray

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987573

Category: History

Page: 368

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A biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life. Sean Connery’s creation of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema, allowing a cash-strapped, morale-sapped country in decline to fancy itself still a player on the world stage. How can such worship not play havoc with one’s soul—especially a soul as painfully unprepared for the pressures of stardom as Connery’s? Spirited and argumentative, Christopher Bray’s Sean Connery is the story of an actor learning his craft on the job and, at the end of his career, of a man pressing his stardom into the service of a burgeoning political awareness.
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Kierkegaard: A Biography

Author: Alastair Hannay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521531818

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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A 2001 biography of Kierkegaard's life and thoughts written by one of the world's preeminent authorities.
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