London The Biography
In 1762, twenty-two-year-old James Boswell left Edinburgh for London. This portion of his personal journal documents the nine months that followed. Filled with detail, description, and zest for life, Boswell's London Journal provides a frank and accurate picture of both the young man and London in the early 1760s. While many of Boswell's journals have been published, this one gained popularity for its racier entries as well as its descriptions of Boswell's first encounter with Samuel Johnson, who would later be the subject of his most famous written work, the biography The Life of Samuel Johnson.
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The rumored famous last words of serial killer Thomas Neill Cream was "I am Jack the." Cream was in prison at the time of the Ripper murders, but that didn't matter. he was fascinated by London's premiere serial killer, and perhaps a part of him believ
The full story of the life and times of Kieran Patrick Kelly, the London Underground Serial Killer, who wandered up and down the Northern Line of the London Underground between 1960 and 1983, pushing innocent people that he had never met under trains, and who finished up killing over thirty people. The book provides a full biography of Kelly, discussing the details of his crimes, his victims and his ability to evade justice; he managed to secure mistrials or acquittals in twenty-five trials before being eventually convicted and sentenced to die to prison, which he did in Durham, in 2001.
"Jackie Mason: A Night at the Opera" documents an evening of stand-up comedy from the venerable figure performed at the Royal Opera House in London. The first comedian to ever book a gig at the building, Mason talks for over an hour on a variety of topics. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi. "Jackie Mason Onï ¢ï¾ ï¾": Behind the scenes - Jackie reveals what he really thinks about his audience, royalty, politicians and showbiz; "Jackie's Arrival" - Jackie takes you on a personal guided tour of the Royal Opera House; Jackie Mason Biography.
From the author of Chatterton and Shakespeare: A Biography comes a gripping novel set in London that re-imagines an infamous 19th-century Shakespeare forgery. Charles and Mary Lamb, who will in time achieve lasting fame as the authors of Tales from Shakespeare for Children, are still living at home, caring for their dotty and maddening parents. Reading Shakespeare is the siblingsâ favorite reprieve, and they are delighted when an ambitious young bookseller comes into their lives claiming to possess a â lostâ Shakespearea play.
Steve Wynn is the former owner of the Bellagio - Las Vegas's latest monument to conspicuous consumption whose hotel and casino contain over $300 million in fine art and $1.5 billion in Wall Street money. He's a mogul whose empire at one point included the Mirage, the Golden Nugget, and Treasure Island. But how did he gain and wield his tremendous power in Nevada? And why did a confidential Scotland Yard report prevent him from opening a casino in London?When this biography, written by a local reporter, was first released in 1995, Steve Wynn brought suit against its original publisher and forced him into bankruptcy.
History meets memoir in two irresistible true-life romances-one set in 19th century Rome, one in present-day Paris and London-linked by a bond between women writers a hundred years apartIn 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell completed her most famous work: the biography of her dear friend Charlotte Brontë. As publication loomed, Mrs. Gaskell was keen to escape the reviews.
A long overdue biography of the power couple that nurtured and influenced the literary world of early twentieth-century England "I write primarily to pay homage to a beloved friend, but also in the hope that some future chronicler of the history of art and letters in our time may give to Sydney and Violet Schiff the place which is their due."- T.S. Eliot, in a letter appended to Violet Schiff's obituary, " Times of London," July 9, 1962" Largely forgotten today, Sydney and Violet Schiff were ubiquitous, almost Zelig-like figures in the most important literary movement of the twentieth century.
A fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of America's founding fathers Despite his being a founder of both the United States and the French Republic, the creator of the phrase "United States of America," and the author of "Common Sense," Thomas Paine is the least well known of America's founding fathers. This edifying biography by Craig Nelson traces Paine's path from his years as a London mechanic, through his emergence as the voice of revolutionary fervor on two continents, to his final days in the throes of dementia.
In just a few years, Jose Mourinho has proved himself to be one of the most successful and controversial of football managers. He arrived in London in the summer of 2004, to take on the role of the manager at Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's Chelsea FC. His impact on English football was immediate, with his unmistakeable self-confidence, style, drive and ambition.
Publisher: London G. Redway Publication date: 1883 Subjects: Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free.
Publisher: London: J. Murray Publication date: 1859 Subjects: Thomas, Becket, Saint, 1118?1170 Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free.
New edition of this successful, detailed and colourful history of Tottenham Hotspur that gets to the heart and soul of the famous north London football club. Packed with wonderful stories from the formation of the club to the present day, and the memories
Published to celebrate the centenary of her birth, this beautifully produced visual biography pays tribute to one of film's greatest actresses, the iconic Ingrid Bergman (1915 1982). Authorized by the Bergman family and co-edited by her daughter Isabella Rossellini, it collects more than 350 images of Bergman throughout her life and career, including many previously unpublished images from the family archive as well as unforgettable shots by the likes of Eve Arnold, Robert Capa, Cecil Beaton, and others.
"Miracle on Second Avenue" is a short, carefully researched documentary book written in a you-are-there style, that catalogs the start and growth of the Hare Krishna movement. "Miracle on Second Avenue" won the 2012 National Indie Excellence Award for Biography. The work is a memoir of Mukunda Goswami, one of the pioneers of the religious group that is now known throughout the world formally as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A handsome six footer with a warm and engaging personality, Davie Jones has all it takes to get to the show business heights including. talent.' David Bowie at 17 in May, 1964 writing his own press biography. Respected arts commentator Paul Morley, one of the team who curated the highly successful retrospective exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, David Bowie Is.
A prolific and enduringly popular author-and an icon of American fiction-Jack London is a rewarding choice for inclusion in classrooms from middle school to graduate programs. London's biography and the role played by celebrity have garnered consider
The first-ever biography of the pianist Solomon begins in London's East End, where he was born. The author presents an absorbing picture of one of the most astonishing prodigies in recent musical history. This includes three detailed appendices: A selecte
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Ian Stuart, like so many young men dreamed of a career in rock'n'roll but when in 1977 he formed Skrewdriver, a punk group based in North West England, no-one could have predicted the roller-coaster ride that he was about to endure. With two singles and an album recorded Skrewdriver were heading for the dizzy heights of rock stardom, but when their concerts became battlegrounds and gained the band a reputation that saw them banned from London's venues, disowned by their record label and slaughtered in the music press most people would have put it down to experience and shuffled off into a day job.
Excerpt from Emmanuel Burden: Merchant of Thames St, In the City of London, Exporter of Hardware; A Record of His Lineage, Speculations, Last Days and Death Though no prominent citizen is now-a-days permitted to pass "beyond the veil" without an account of him being drawn up for posterity, yet books of this sort have recently grown so common that some warrant for the publication of a new biography may well be demanded.
Standing alongside J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and John D. Rockefeller, Charles Tyson Yerkes (1837-1905) was one of the most colorful and controversial public figures in nineteenth-century America. Robber Baron is the first biography of the streetcar magnate who was the mastermind behind Chicago's Loop Elevated and the London Underground and namesake of the University of Chicago's observatory.
One of Hollywood's hottest properties, Hugh Jackman has become an international superstar as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and is loved by fans worldwide thanks to his extremely varied career as an actor and producer in film, television, and musical theater. Born in Sydney in 1968, he starred in several Australian musical theater productions before gaining international recognition on London's West End in a critically acclaimed production of Oklahoma! for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor.
For over five hundred years witches, male and female, practised magic for harm and good in their communities. Most witches worked locally, used by their neighbours to cure illness, create love, or gratify personal spite against another. Margaret Lindsay from Northumberland was prosecuted for making men impotent, John Stokes in London for curing fevers, Collas de la Rue on Guernsey for killing people by witchcraft, Florence Newton from County Cork for causing fits, and Isobel Gowdie in Auldearn for a variety of offences including consorting with Satan and fairies.
Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London will entertain and inform all who are interested in literature, history, and the city of London. This unique book invites the reader to walk along the dirty, crowded, and fascinating streets of eighteenth-century London in an unusual way. Nine leading experts from the fields of literature, history, classics, gender, biography, geography, and costume, offer different interpretations of John Gay's poem Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of Londoni (1716).
Fritz London was one of the twentieth century's key figures in the development of quantum physics. A quiet and self-effacing man, he was one of the founders of quantum chemistry, and was the first to give a phenomenological explanation of superconductivit
With his novels, journalism, short stories, political activism, and travel writing, Jack London established himself as one of the most prolific and diverse authors of the twentieth century. Covering London's biography, cultural context, and the various genres in which he wrote, The Oxford Handbook of Jack London is the definitive reference work on the author