$nbsp;
Books in Category: Biographies
Books in Category : 74
Winning
Author : Jack Welch
Jack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus ...
 
Glimpses of World History
On New Year's Day, 1931, Jawaharlal Nehru began a remarkable series of letters on the history of the world to his daughter, Indira, then thirteen years old. Over the next thirty months, Nehru wrote nearly two hundred letters in this series, which were later published as Glimpses of World History. ...
 
Plato's "Republic": A Biography
Plato is perhaps the most influential philosopher who has ever lived. Composed in Athens in about 375BC, The Republic is his most famous dialogue. Its discussion of the perfect city ? and the perfect mind ? laid the foundations for Western culture and, for over two thousand years, has been the corne...
 
Darwin's "Origin of Species": A Biography
Author : Janet Browne
No book has changed our conception of ourselves more than Darwin's Origin of Species. It sold out on its first day of publication in 1859 and went on to become an international bestseller. The idea that living things gradually evolve through natural selection profoundly shocked its Victorian readers...
 
Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man": A Biography
Traces the history of "The Rights of Man" from the publication of Part One in 1791 in London and its rapturous reception across the Atlantic. This book analyses the meaning it has acquired since its creation and its significance as the cornerstone of contemporary debates about our basic human rights...
 
Marx's "Das Kapital": A Biography
Author : Francis Wheen
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it," wrote Karl Marx in 1845. This is the essence of "Das Kapital", a blazing expose of the new capitalist world of the Victorian era, whose ideas would affect the lives of millions, and alter the course of wo...
 
The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton
Author : Kathryn Hughes
While each of us strive for domestic bliss, we may look to Delia and Nigella to give us tips on achieving the unattainable. Kathryn Hughes, acclaimed for her biography of George Eliot, has pulled back the curtains to look at the creator of the ultimate book on keeping house. In Victorian England wha...
 
J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter
Author : Marc Shapiro
An unauthorized biography of J.K. Rowling, the author of the phenomenally popular Harry Potter series. Using newspaper articles, Internet websites, and magazines for its sources, the book covers such topics as Rowling's childhood and how she created the character of Harry Potter. Illustrated with ph...
 
Neil Diamond: The Biography
Author : Laura Jackson
Neil Diamond has been responsible for writing some of the most memorable songs in pop music history and he has sold in excess of 120 million albums and has continued to reign as one of the Top 5 most successful solo artists in pop music. After years of anonymity in Tin Pan Alley churning out hits fo...