Keywords: biography & autobiography
Year of publication: 2007
AlexHaley Roots: The Saga of an American Family Publishers Statement One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadnt been seen since the publication of Uncle Toms Cabin. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. ...
Keywords: African American families African American Studies African Americans Alex Alex - Family Biography Biography & Autobiography Cultural Heritage Ethnic Studies Fiction General Haley Haley family Kinte family Romance Social Science
Year of publication: 2011
to my father for my sons And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place and I knew it not. GENESIS 28 : 16 SAY YOU HAVE A SPECIAL CHILD, which in the South means one between Downs and dyslexic. Birth him with his father away on Army maneuvers along East Texas bayous. Give him his only visitor in the military hospital his fathers father, a sometime railroad man, sometime hired gun for Huey Long with a Louisiana Special Police badge. Take the infant to Manhattan, ...
Keywords: 20th Century Authors; American Authors; American - 20th Century Biography Biography & Autobiography General Literary Personal Memoirs Richard; Mark
Year of publication: 2008
John Pearson James Bond: The Authorised Biography John Pearson first met Ian Fleming back in 1954 when he was a young journalist, and Fleming, whose career as creator of Agent 007 had barely started, offered him a job as his assistant on the Sunday Times Atticus column. Pearson got to know Fleming well, and after his death in 1964, was commissioned to write what would become his highly successful Authorised Biography of Ian Fleming. While researching this book, Pearson was struck by the way the ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography General
Year of publication: 2003
Public lives and private secrets collide at PRAISE FOR DANIELLE STEELA LITERARY PHENOMENON and not to be pigeonholed as one who produces a predictable kind of book.The Detroit NewsTHE PLOTS OF DANIELLE STEELS NOVELS TWIST AND WEAVE as incredible stories unfold to the glee and delight of her enormous reading public.United Press InternationalMs. Steels fans wont be disappointedThe New York Times Book ReviewOne counts on Danielle Steel for A STORY THAT ENTERTAINS AND INFORMS.The Chattanooga ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography Calif.) Contemporary Entertainment & Performing Arts Fiction General Hollywood (Los Angeles Love stories Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture industry Romance
Year of publication: 1989
CRITICAL RAVES FOR DANIELLE STEELSTEEL IS ONE OF THE BEST.Los Angeles TimesTHE PLOTS OF DANIELLE STEELS NOVELS TWIST AND WEAVE AS INCREDIBLE STORIES UNFOLD TO THE THRILL AND DELIGHT OF HER ENORMOUS READING PUBLIC.United Press InternationalA LITERARY PHENOMENON ambitious prolific and not to be pigeonholed as one who produces a predictable kind of book.The Detroit NewsThere is a smooth reading style to her writings which makes it easy to forget the time and to keep flipping the pages.The ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography Calif.) Cinematography Contemporary Entertainment & Performing Arts Family Family life Fiction General Hollywood (Los Angeles Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture industry Romance Women motion picture producers and directors
Year of publication: 2010
Maria Tumarkin OTHERLAND A Journey with My Daughter PROLOGUE IT IS ON THE train from Russia to Ukraine that the moment I have been waiting for finally comes, and Billie refuses to use the toilet, point-blank. She will hold on, she says: she was not born a woman for nothing. The problem, I discover, is not the soggy brown rug thrown over a hole in the toilets floor, but something that inhabits a hole in the toilets wall something my daughter, with the full force of her adolescent pessimism, has ...
Keywords: Biography & Autobiography Family Personal Memoirs Special Interest Travel