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Books in Category: Biographies
Books in Category : 74
Princess
Author : Jean Sasson
In this consistently gripping work, a Literary Guild alternate selection in cloth, the American-born Sasson recounts the life story of a Saudi princess she met while living in Saudi Arabia, offering a glimpse of the appalling conditions endured by even privileged women in the Middle East....
 
Longitude
Author : Dava Sobel
This is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. Anyone alive in the 18th century would have known that 'the longitude problem' was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day - and ...
 
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue...
 
Hillary Clinton: Her Way
Author : Jeff Gerth
Hillary Clinton is the most famous, enigmatic and controversial woman in America. She stands on the brink of becoming the first woman in its history with a shot at the presidency. What is the story behind her meteoric rise? Here, the 30-year arc of her career is compellingly scrutinised by two Pulit...
 
A Life Less Ordinary
Author : Baby Halder
A best-seller in India, this stirring autobiography, translated from Bengali and Hindi, is about poverty and brutal child labor, not in factories but at home. When Halder's mother leaves, the child struggles to stay in school, but her father marries her off at 12 to a man more than twice her age, an...
 
The Stephen King Companion
Author : George Beahm
Reading interviews with Stephen King as he talks about himself and his writing helps to dispel the notion that he is a depraved madman writing novels. Beahm does a remarkable job of presenting all aspects of King's life, including his family and their values. He describes the Victorian mansion which...
 
Eddie
Author : Brian Hargrove
Moose is the highest paid Jack Russell in the world, and the most famous. His story is one of overnight success. Thrown into the spotlight, his success has propelled him into a fame that can only be rivaled by such mega-stars as Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. He has been a member of the Frasier' cast ensem...
 
Angela's Ashes
Author : Frank McCourt
McCourt is the eldest of eight children born to Angela Sheehan and Malachy McCourt in the 1920s. The McCourts began their family in poverty in Brooklyn, yet when Angela slipped into depression after the death of her only daughter (four of eight children survived), the family reversed the tide of emi...