The 100 Most Influential Scientists of All Time (The Britannica Guide to the World's Most Influential People)

Profiles 100 of the main influential scientists all through heritage, together with Hippocrates, Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and Stephen Hawking.

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Profiles 100 of the main influential scientists all through heritage, together with Hippocrates, Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and Stephen Hawking.

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Trotsky (Routledge Historical Biographies)

By Ian D. Thatcher

This new biography offers an entire account of Leon Trotsky's political lifestyles, dependent upon a wealth of basic assets, together with formerly unpublished material.

Ian D. Thatcher paints a brand new photograph of Trotsky's status in Russian and international historical past. Key myths approximately Trotsky's heroic paintings as a innovative, particularly in Russia's first revolution of 1905 and the Russian Civil conflict, are thrown into query. even though Trotsky had a restricted figuring out of the most important modern occasions akin to Hitler's upward thrust to strength, he was once a major philosopher and flesh presser, now not least as a trenchant critic of Stalin's model of communism.

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By Ian D. Thatcher

This new biography offers an entire account of Leon Trotsky's political lifestyles, dependent upon a wealth of basic assets, together with formerly unpublished material.

Ian D. Thatcher paints a brand new photograph of Trotsky's status in Russian and international historical past. Key myths approximately Trotsky's heroic paintings as a innovative, particularly in Russia's first revolution of 1905 and the Russian Civil conflict, are thrown into query. even though Trotsky had a restricted figuring out of the most important modern occasions akin to Hitler's upward thrust to strength, he was once a major philosopher and flesh presser, now not least as a trenchant critic of Stalin's model of communism.

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I Am What I Am

By John Barrowman, Carole E. Barrowman

Contains a brand new bankruptcy detailing John's reports whereas filming Desperate Housewives, and extra, and new, never-before-seen photos from John's inner most collection

 
Anything Goes gave you the tale to this point, whereas this memoir reveals extra concerning the guy at the back of Captain Jack, concentrating on John's special approach to lifestyles and love. Intimately exploring features of John's present lifestyles, this own memoir is stuffed with unique anecdotes from fresh and ongoing tasks, all advised with John's trademark attraction and humor. filled with juicy tidbits from backstage of Doctor Who and Torchwood, it additionally deals heartwarming relations anecdotes and private revelations, together with John's viewpoint on status and the way it has affected him. With particular information about and critiques on expertise exhibits, I Am What i'm allows intimate entry to the multitalented guy himself—an unmissable deal with for any fan.

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By John Barrowman, Carole E. Barrowman

Contains a brand new bankruptcy detailing John's reports whereas filming Desperate Housewives, and extra, and new, never-before-seen photos from John's inner most collection

 
Anything Goes gave you the tale to this point, whereas this memoir reveals extra concerning the guy at the back of Captain Jack, concentrating on John's special approach to lifestyles and love. Intimately exploring features of John's present lifestyles, this own memoir is stuffed with unique anecdotes from fresh and ongoing tasks, all advised with John's trademark attraction and humor. filled with juicy tidbits from backstage of Doctor Who and Torchwood, it additionally deals heartwarming relations anecdotes and private revelations, together with John's viewpoint on status and the way it has affected him. With particular information about and critiques on expertise exhibits, I Am What i'm allows intimate entry to the multitalented guy himself—an unmissable deal with for any fan.

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Hands of Stone: The Life and Legend of Roberto Duran

By Christian Giudice

"A riveting learn from the 1st web page to the last."—The Ring

"An striking tale."—The Times (London)

"A compelling e-book; from time to time it’s a profoundly distinct reconstruction of Duran’s world."—Gerald Early, Belles-Lettres

Now the topic of an immense movie, Roberto Duran is a carrying legend. known as the best boxer of all time, he held international titles at 4 diverse weights and is the one guy in background to have fought in 5 assorted a long time. His bouts with fellow greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas "Hit guy" Hearns, and Marvin Hagler have long past down in fistic folklore. whilst he eventually retired, in January of 2002 on the age of fifty-two, his a certified list stood at a striking 104 wins (69 by means of KO) in a hundred and twenty fights. They referred to as him Manos de Piedra: “Hands of Stone.”

Journalist Christian Giudice's definitive, critically-acclaimed biography tells the no-holds-barred of Duran’s excellent lifestyles, either out and in of the hoop. Giudice interviewed the fighter, his relatives, his closest associates and ratings of his competitors to split fact from delusion and truth from fable.

Duran used to be born in utter poverty in Panama and grew up within the streets, battling to outlive. His expertise along with his fists quickly emerged, and he had his first specialist struggle in 1967. He grew right into a fighter’s fighter, popular for his pace, stamina, sturdiness and talent, yet peculiarly for his unquenchable thirst for conflict. His starvation to spoil competitors and his willingness to tackle an individual, wherever, made him a massive fan favourite, whereas his flamboyant way of life outdoor the hoop made around the globe headline news.

Duran was once one of many first Latino warring parties to develop into a mainstream activities famous person within the usa, and his normal expertise, unparalleled achievements, and durability have left an indelible mark at the international of recreation. His lifestyles is now the topic a massive movie starring Edgar Ramirez because the boxer, Robert De Niro as his famed coach, Ray Arcel, and Usher as Ray Leonard.

Christian Giudice is a contract journalist established in New Jersey. he's additionally the writer of The upward thrust and Fall of Alexis Arguello and A hearth Burns inside of: The extraordinary trip of Wilfredo Gomez.

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By Christian Giudice

"A riveting learn from the 1st web page to the last."—The Ring

"An striking tale."—The Times (London)

"A compelling e-book; from time to time it’s a profoundly distinct reconstruction of Duran’s world."—Gerald Early, Belles-Lettres

Now the topic of an immense movie, Roberto Duran is a carrying legend. known as the best boxer of all time, he held international titles at 4 diverse weights and is the one guy in background to have fought in 5 assorted a long time. His bouts with fellow greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas "Hit guy" Hearns, and Marvin Hagler have long past down in fistic folklore. whilst he eventually retired, in January of 2002 on the age of fifty-two, his a certified list stood at a striking 104 wins (69 by means of KO) in a hundred and twenty fights. They referred to as him Manos de Piedra: “Hands of Stone.”

Journalist Christian Giudice's definitive, critically-acclaimed biography tells the no-holds-barred of Duran’s excellent lifestyles, either out and in of the hoop. Giudice interviewed the fighter, his relatives, his closest associates and ratings of his competitors to split fact from delusion and truth from fable.

Duran used to be born in utter poverty in Panama and grew up within the streets, battling to outlive. His expertise along with his fists quickly emerged, and he had his first specialist struggle in 1967. He grew right into a fighter’s fighter, popular for his pace, stamina, sturdiness and talent, yet peculiarly for his unquenchable thirst for conflict. His starvation to spoil competitors and his willingness to tackle an individual, wherever, made him a massive fan favourite, whereas his flamboyant way of life outdoor the hoop made around the globe headline news.

Duran was once one of many first Latino warring parties to develop into a mainstream activities famous person within the usa, and his normal expertise, unparalleled achievements, and durability have left an indelible mark at the international of recreation. His lifestyles is now the topic a massive movie starring Edgar Ramirez because the boxer, Robert De Niro as his famed coach, Ray Arcel, and Usher as Ray Leonard.

Christian Giudice is a contract journalist established in New Jersey. he's additionally the writer of The upward thrust and Fall of Alexis Arguello and A hearth Burns inside of: The extraordinary trip of Wilfredo Gomez.

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The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom

By Nancy Goldstone

The riveting actual tale of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent dating replaced the form in their tempestuous and unsafe century.

Set in brilliant Renaissance France, this is often the tale of 2 notable girls, a mom and daughter pushed into competition by means of a negative betrayal that threatened to spoil the realm.

Catherine de' Medici used to be a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who ruled the throne for thirty years. Her youngest daughter Marguerite, the glamorous "Queen Margot," was once a passionate unfastened spirit, the single adversary whom her mom might neither intimidate nor control.

When Catherine forces the Catholic Marguerite to marry her Protestant cousin Henry of Navarre opposed to her will, after which makes use of her opulent Parisian marriage ceremony as a method of luring his fans to their deaths, she creates not just savage clash inside of France but in addition a powerful rival inside her personal family.

Rich intimately and shiny prose, Goldstone's narrative unfolds as an exhilarating old epic. Treacherous court docket politics, poisonings, inter-national espionage, and adultery shape the history to a narrative that incorporates such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Nostradamus. The Rival Queens is a deadly story of affection, betrayal, ambition, and the genuine nature of braveness, the echoes of which nonetheless resonate.

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By Nancy Goldstone

The riveting actual tale of mother-and-daughter queens Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois, whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent dating replaced the form in their tempestuous and unsafe century.

Set in brilliant Renaissance France, this is often the tale of 2 notable girls, a mom and daughter pushed into competition by means of a negative betrayal that threatened to spoil the realm.

Catherine de' Medici used to be a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who ruled the throne for thirty years. Her youngest daughter Marguerite, the glamorous "Queen Margot," was once a passionate unfastened spirit, the single adversary whom her mom might neither intimidate nor control.

When Catherine forces the Catholic Marguerite to marry her Protestant cousin Henry of Navarre opposed to her will, after which makes use of her opulent Parisian marriage ceremony as a method of luring his fans to their deaths, she creates not just savage clash inside of France but in addition a powerful rival inside her personal family.

Rich intimately and shiny prose, Goldstone's narrative unfolds as an exhilarating old epic. Treacherous court docket politics, poisonings, inter-national espionage, and adultery shape the history to a narrative that incorporates such celebrated figures as Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Nostradamus. The Rival Queens is a deadly story of affection, betrayal, ambition, and the genuine nature of braveness, the echoes of which nonetheless resonate.

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Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero

By Christopher Klein

Now in paperback!

“From the 1st web page to the final, Klein’s prose keeps its powers of attraction and illumination. it truly is the most effective boxing books ever penned.”
Boston Globe

“[A] muscular, relentlessly distinctive book.”
Wall highway Journal

“I can lick any son-of-a-bitch within the world.”

So boasted John L. Sullivan, the 1st sleek heavyweight boxing champion of the area, a guy who used to be the most suitable of yank game for greater than a decade, and the 1st athlete to earn greater than 1000000 cash. He had an incredible ego, gigantic mouth, and larger appetites. His womanizing, drunken escapades, and protracted police-blotter presence have been godsends to a burgeoning newspaper undefined. The larger-than-life boxer embodied the yank Dream for overdue nineteenth-century immigrants as he rose from Boston’s Irish operating type to turn into the main recognizable guy within the kingdom. within the strategy, the “Boston robust Boy” remodeled boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle scuffling with into the gloved spectacle we all know this present day.

Strong Boy tells the tale of America’s first activities megastar, a self-made guy who personified the ability and excesses of the Gilded Age. far and wide John L. Sullivan went, his fists subsidized up his bravado. Sullivan’s epic brawls, resembling his 75-round bout opposed to Jake Kilrain, and his cross-country barnstorming journey within which he actually challenged all of the US to a struggle are mentioned in shiny element, as are his battles outdoors the hoop with a afflicted marriage, wild weight and health fluctuations, and raging alcoholism. Strong Boy provides readers ringside seats to the colourful story of 1 of the country’s first Irish-American heroes and the beginning of the yankee activities media and the country’s superstar obsession with athletes.

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By Christopher Klein

Now in paperback!

“From the 1st web page to the final, Klein’s prose keeps its powers of attraction and illumination. it truly is the most effective boxing books ever penned.”
Boston Globe

“[A] muscular, relentlessly distinctive book.”
Wall highway Journal

“I can lick any son-of-a-bitch within the world.”

So boasted John L. Sullivan, the 1st sleek heavyweight boxing champion of the area, a guy who used to be the most suitable of yank game for greater than a decade, and the 1st athlete to earn greater than 1000000 cash. He had an incredible ego, gigantic mouth, and larger appetites. His womanizing, drunken escapades, and protracted police-blotter presence have been godsends to a burgeoning newspaper undefined. The larger-than-life boxer embodied the yank Dream for overdue nineteenth-century immigrants as he rose from Boston’s Irish operating type to turn into the main recognizable guy within the kingdom. within the strategy, the “Boston robust Boy” remodeled boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle scuffling with into the gloved spectacle we all know this present day.

Strong Boy tells the tale of America’s first activities megastar, a self-made guy who personified the ability and excesses of the Gilded Age. far and wide John L. Sullivan went, his fists subsidized up his bravado. Sullivan’s epic brawls, resembling his 75-round bout opposed to Jake Kilrain, and his cross-country barnstorming journey within which he actually challenged all of the US to a struggle are mentioned in shiny element, as are his battles outdoors the hoop with a afflicted marriage, wild weight and health fluctuations, and raging alcoholism. Strong Boy provides readers ringside seats to the colourful story of 1 of the country’s first Irish-American heroes and the beginning of the yankee activities media and the country’s superstar obsession with athletes.

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Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Video games are in all places: Drivers maneuvering in heavy site visitors are taking part in a using online game. discount hunters bidding on eBay are enjoying an auctioning online game. The supermarket's expense for corn flakes is determined by way of taking part in an monetary video game. This Very brief Introduction deals a succinct travel of the attention-grabbing international of video game thought, a ground-breaking box that analyzes the way to play video games in a rational means. Ken Binmore, a popular online game theorist, explains the idea in a fashion that's either exciting and non-mathematical but additionally deeply insightful, revealing how video game thought can make clear every thing from social gatherings, to moral decision-making, to winning card-playing recommendations, to calculating the intercourse ratio between bees. With mini-biographies of many desirable, and sometimes eccentric, founders of the subject--including John Nash, topic of the motion picture A Beautiful Mind--this publication bargains a concise evaluate of a state of the art box that has noticeable miraculous successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is commencing to revolutionize different disciplines from psychology to political science.

About the Series: Oxford's Very brief Introductions bargains concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary thought to heritage. now not easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity offers trenchant and provocative--yet constantly balanced and complete--discussions of the principal matters in a given subject. each Very brief advent supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating the way it has constructed and prompted society. regardless of the quarter of analysis, regardless of the subject that fascinates the reader, the sequence has a convenient and reasonable advisor that may most likely end up indispensable.

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Video games are in all places: Drivers maneuvering in heavy site visitors are taking part in a using online game. discount hunters bidding on eBay are enjoying an auctioning online game. The supermarket's expense for corn flakes is determined by way of taking part in an monetary video game. This Very brief Introduction deals a succinct travel of the attention-grabbing international of video game thought, a ground-breaking box that analyzes the way to play video games in a rational means. Ken Binmore, a popular online game theorist, explains the idea in a fashion that's either exciting and non-mathematical but additionally deeply insightful, revealing how video game thought can make clear every thing from social gatherings, to moral decision-making, to winning card-playing recommendations, to calculating the intercourse ratio between bees. With mini-biographies of many desirable, and sometimes eccentric, founders of the subject--including John Nash, topic of the motion picture A Beautiful Mind--this publication bargains a concise evaluate of a state of the art box that has noticeable miraculous successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is commencing to revolutionize different disciplines from psychology to political science.

About the Series: Oxford's Very brief Introductions bargains concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary thought to heritage. now not easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity offers trenchant and provocative--yet constantly balanced and complete--discussions of the principal matters in a given subject. each Very brief advent supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating the way it has constructed and prompted society. regardless of the quarter of analysis, regardless of the subject that fascinates the reader, the sequence has a convenient and reasonable advisor that may most likely end up indispensable.

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Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books

By William Kuhn

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by no means wrote a memoir, yet she instructed her existence tale and printed herself in intimate methods throughout the approximately a hundred books she introduced into print as an editor at Viking and Doubleday over the past 20 years of her lifestyles. Many americans looked Jackie because the paragon of grace, yet few knew her because the lady sitting on her workplace flooring laying out illustrations, or flying to California to cajole Michael Jackson to jot down his autobiography. William Kuhn offers a behind-the-scenes examine Jackie at paintings: commissioning books and nurturing authors, supporting to form tales that spoke to her. according to information and interviews along with her authors, colleagues, and buddies, Reading Jackie unearths the intense and the mischievous girl beneath the glamorous public image.

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By William Kuhn

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by no means wrote a memoir, yet she instructed her existence tale and printed herself in intimate methods throughout the approximately a hundred books she introduced into print as an editor at Viking and Doubleday over the past 20 years of her lifestyles. Many americans looked Jackie because the paragon of grace, yet few knew her because the lady sitting on her workplace flooring laying out illustrations, or flying to California to cajole Michael Jackson to jot down his autobiography. William Kuhn offers a behind-the-scenes examine Jackie at paintings: commissioning books and nurturing authors, supporting to form tales that spoke to her. according to information and interviews along with her authors, colleagues, and buddies, Reading Jackie unearths the intense and the mischievous girl beneath the glamorous public image.

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The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts

By Tanner Colby

The ny Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend

After 3 years of sobriety, Chris Farley's existence used to be at its inventive top till a string disappointments chased him again to medicinal drugs and alcohol. He fought difficult opposed to them, however it used to be a struggle he may lose in December 1997. Farley's enthusiasts instantly drew parallels among his demise and that of his idol, John Belushi. with no having a look deeper, besides the fact that, many did not see that Farley was once even more than simply one other Hollywood drug overdose. during this formally licensed oral heritage, Farley's family and friends take note his paintings and lifestyles. alongside the best way, they inform a extraordinary tale of boundless strength, decision, and laughter which could in simple terms preserve the demons at bay for thus lengthy.

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By Tanner Colby

The ny Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend

After 3 years of sobriety, Chris Farley's existence used to be at its inventive top till a string disappointments chased him again to medicinal drugs and alcohol. He fought difficult opposed to them, however it used to be a struggle he may lose in December 1997. Farley's enthusiasts instantly drew parallels among his demise and that of his idol, John Belushi. with no having a look deeper, besides the fact that, many did not see that Farley was once even more than simply one other Hollywood drug overdose. during this formally licensed oral heritage, Farley's family and friends take note his paintings and lifestyles. alongside the best way, they inform a extraordinary tale of boundless strength, decision, and laughter which could in simple terms preserve the demons at bay for thus lengthy.

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Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost

Whale Hunt within the wasteland divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos visit bag the area s largest gamblers--the whales. This definitive exposé finds the shrouded international of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the on line casino representatives whose activity it really is to half them from their fortunes. inner most jets, penthouses, own cooks, show-up cash, rebates on losses, and the main appealing girls on Earth--nothing is just too over the top. Whale Hunt within the barren region is the single ebook ever to envision the life and motivations of this rarest of breeds, in addition to the hugely guarded internal workings of the main money-oriented tradition recognized to guy.

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Whale Hunt within the wasteland divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos visit bag the area s largest gamblers--the whales. This definitive exposé finds the shrouded international of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the on line casino representatives whose activity it really is to half them from their fortunes. inner most jets, penthouses, own cooks, show-up cash, rebates on losses, and the main appealing girls on Earth--nothing is just too over the top. Whale Hunt within the barren region is the single ebook ever to envision the life and motivations of this rarest of breeds, in addition to the hugely guarded internal workings of the main money-oriented tradition recognized to guy.

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