Category: Biography

  • Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives by Randi Zuckerberg

    By Randi Zuckerberg

    With Dot complex: Untangling Our stressed out Lives, new media pioneer Randi Zuckerberg bargains an enjoyable and crucial advisor to figuring out how know-how and social media impression and tell our lives on-line and off.

    Zuckerberg has been at the frontline of the social media move given that Facebook's early days and her following six years as a advertising government for the corporate. Her half memoir, half how-to guide addresses problems with privateness, on-line presence, networking, etiquette, and the way forward for social change.

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  • The Bee Gees: The Biography by David N. Meyer

    By David N. Meyer

    The 1st narrative biography of the Bee Gees, the phenomenally renowned vocal crew that has bought greater than two hundred million files worldwide—sales within the corporation of the Beatles and Michael Jackson. The Bee Gees is the epic kinfolk saga of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, and it’s riddled with fantastic highs—especially as they grew to become the definitive band of the disco period, fueled via Saturday evening Fever and crashing lows, together with the tragic drug-fueled downfall of youngest brother, Andy. lately, an entire new iteration of enthusiasts has rediscovered the indisputable grooves and harmonies that made the Bee Gees and songs like Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love, to like someone, and that i all started a funny story undying.
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  • Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard by Sara Wheeler

    By Sara Wheeler

    The 1st licensed biography of the antarctic explorer who gave us the best vintage of polar literature.

    In February 1912, Apsley Cherry-Garrard drove a group of canines one hundred fifty miles to a desolate outpost on Antarctica’s tough ice shelf to satisfy Robert Falcon Scott and his males, who have been anticipated to come back victor-ious any day from their epic race to the South Pole. iciness used to be last in, and Cherry used to be handicapped by means of brutal temperatures and diminishing gentle. lower than weeks later, 3 loss of life males pitched their tent for the final time simply twelve miles to the south. One used to be Captain Scott, the chief of the day trip. the opposite , Birdie Bowers and invoice Wilson, have been the nearest neighbors Cherry had ever had.

    Ten months later, as soon as the polar wintry weather had published them from captivity, Cherry and his seek occasion discovered the tent, piled with snow and pinned to the ice by means of his friends’ corpses. It used to be a tragedy that will rever-berate world wide and encourage Cherry to write down his masterpiece, The Worst trip within the World, which lately crowned National Geographic’s record of the a hundred maximum experience books of all time.

    Cherry stumbled on in his writing a method to see his grief and anger, yet in existence those doubts and fears proved a long way more durable to quell. because the years improved, he struggled opposed to melancholy, breakdown, and melancholy, and was once haunted via the prospect that he on my own had had the chance to avoid wasting Scott and his associates.

    Sara Wheeler’s Cherry is the 1st biography of this soul-searching explorer, written with unrestricted entry to his papers and the complete cooperation of his widow—who has refused all requests in the past. Wheeler’s biography brings to lifestyles this nice hero of Antarctic exploration and offers us a glimpse of the bad human expense of his adventures.
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