Madonna

Madonna
Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2001-09-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780743228800

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Madonna! Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model. She's all of these things...and more. Yet, who is she, really? In Madonna: An Intimate Biography, author J. Randy Taraborrelli's scrupulously researched and completely balanced unauthorized biography of one of the world's most celebrated entertainers, the reader is allowed to draw his or her own conclusions. Indeed, the portrait bestselling author Taraborrelli paints here is of a truly complex woman, one who is driven and determined to succeed at any cost, yet who displays remarkable vulnerability when it comes to matters of the heart. It is significant that Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the first such book written about the star in over a decade, because in the past ten years the ever-changing Madonna has gone through her biggest transformation yet -- from tempestuous sex goddess to happily married mother. Amazingly, as she launches her first worldwide tour in eight years, she is now -- at forty-something -- enjoying one of the most successful periods of her groundbreaking career. Whereas other books about Madonna have been based on previously published material, Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the result of ten years of exclusive interviews with people who are speaking publicly about her for the first time, including close friends, business associates and even family members. Since Taraborrelli interviewed the star herself early in her career, he is now able to draw from such firsthand experiences to place her success story in perspective and provide new, stunning insights. The true Madonna, as presented here, is not merely a sensation-seeking tabloid vixen, but a flesh-and-blood woman with human foibles and weaknesses -- as well as great strengths and ambitions. For the first time, the reader learns about the complex nature of her difficult relationship with her father, and how the two finally found one another after years of estrangement; how Warren Beatty broke her heart, and why the two never wed; how she and John Kennedy, Jr., became romantically involved, his mother's reaction to the prospect of Madonna as a daughter-in-law and why it could never have worked out; the truth of her relationships with the fathers of her two children and how, as a loving and attentive mother, she has evolved into a surprisingly different woman...and what the future holds for her. Madonna: An Intimate Biography is a truly explosive and definitive account of the life of an entertainer who is undoubtedly one of the most popular, trendsetting figures of our time. Full of amazing disclosures about her private life and public career, New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli's latest work reveals Madonna in a new -- and surprisingly inspiring -- way. Not only a feast for fans, this book is great entertainment for anyone who enjoys a remarkable story, stirringly told.

Writing Successfully

Writing Successfully
Author: Richard H. Hanson
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 395
Release: 1996
Genre: English language
ISBN: 0205152775

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Writing Successfully is designed to offer a short, but complete guide to composition and the writing process so that readers spend less time reading about writing and more time on actually writing and revising. The first seven chapters of the book provide a detailed overview of the writing process while the book's remaining chapters cover the most common academic skills of critical reading, argument, and research.

Madonna Revealed

Madonna Revealed
Author: Douglas Henry Thompson
Publsiher: Birch Lane Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1991
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1559720999

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Describes the background and upbringing of the Italian-American entertainer, and suggests how it influenced her later career

The Death of Marco Pantani

The Death of Marco Pantani
Author: Matt Rendell
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781780225449

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The intimate biography of the charismatic Tour de France winner Marco Pantani, now updated to include the 2014 and 2015 investigation into Pantani's death. National Sporting Club Book of the Year Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 'An exhaustively detailed and beautiful book . . . a fitting, ambivalent tribute - to the man, and to the dark heart of the sport he loved' Independent On Valentine's day 2004, Marco Pantani was found dead in a cheap hotel. It defied belief: Pantani, having won the rare double of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in 1998, was regarded as the only cyclist capable of challenging Lance Armstrong's dominance. Only later did it emerge that Pantani had been addicted to cocaine since 1999. Drawing on his personal encounters with Pantani, as well as exclusive access to his psychoanalysts, and interviews with his family and friends, Matt Rendell has produced the definitive account of an iconic sporting figure.

A Dictionary of General Biography

A Dictionary of General Biography
Author: William Leist Redwin Cates
Publsiher: London : Longmans, Green
Total Pages: 1300
Release: 1867
Genre: Biography
ISBN: UOM:39015025878490

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise
Author: Andrew Morton
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-01-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781429933902

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Andrew Morton uncovers the true story of the biggest celebrity of our age. Everyone knows Tom Cruise—or at least what he wants us to know. We know that the man behind the smile overcame a tough childhood to star in astonishing array of blockbusters: Top Gun, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, several Mission: Impossible movies, and more. We know he has taken artistic chances, too, earning him three Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. But beyond that, the picture becomes a bit less clear... We know that Tom is a devoted follower of the Church of Scientology. We know that, despite persistent rumors about his sexuality, he has been married to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. But it was not until he jumped on Oprah's couch to proclaim his love for Katie and denounced Brooke Shields for turning to the "Nazi science" of psychiatry that we began to realize how much we did not know about the charming, hardworking star. For all the headlines and the rumors, the real Tom Cruise has remained surprisingly hidden—until now.

The Madonna of Excelsior

The Madonna of Excelsior
Author: Zakes Mda
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-05-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780374708238

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A new novel by a towering presence in contemporary South African literature In 1971, nineteen citizens of Excelsior in South Africa's white-ruled Free State were charged with breaking apartheid's Immorality Act, which forbade sex between blacks and whites. Taking this case as raw material for his alchemic imagination, Zakes Mda tells the story of a family at the heart of the scandal -and of a country in which apartheid concealed interracial liaisons of every kind. Niki, the fallen madonna, transgresses boundaries for the sake of love; her choices have repercussions in the lives of her black son and mixed-race daughter, who come of age in post-apartheid South Africa, where freedom prompts them to reexamine their country's troubled history at first hand. By turns earthy, witty, and tragic, The Madonna of Excelsior is a brilliant depiction of life in South Africa and of the dramatic changes between the 1970s and the present.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
Genre: Bibliography, National
ISBN: STANFORD:36105211722678

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New England Journal of Education

New England Journal of Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1897
Genre: Education
ISBN: UIUC:30112084285961

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The Journal of Education

The Journal of Education
Author: Thomas Williams Bicknell,Albert Edward Winship,Anson Wood Belding
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1897
Genre: Education
ISBN: OSU:32435057723926

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Angelina

Angelina
Author: Andrew Morton
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-07-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1429943521

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The gripping true story of Angelina Jolie, from #1 New York Times bestselling biographer Andrew Morton. "I like to collect knives," says Angelina Jolie, "but I also collect first edition books." At first glance, she might seem to be someone without any secrets, talking openly about her love life, sexual preferences, drug use, cutting, and tattoos--and why she kissed her brother on the lips in public. And yet mysteries remain: What was really going on in her brief, impulsive marriages to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, and what was going on in her partnership with Brad Pitt? What's behind the oft-reported feud with her father, the Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight? What drove her to become a mother of six children in six years? And—perhaps most puzzling of all—what about the other side of Angelina: How did this talented but troubled young actress, barely 35 years old, become a respected Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations as well as the "most powerful celebrity in the world" (unseating Oprah Winfrey) on Forbes' 2009 Celebrity 100 list? The answers that Andrew Morton has uncovered are astonishing, taking us deep inside Angelina's world to show us what shaped her as a child, as an actress, and as a woman struggling to overcome personal demons that have never before been revealed. In this spellbinding biography, Andrew Morton draws upon far-reaching original interviews and research, accompanied by exclusive private photographs, to show us the true story behind both the wild excesses of Angelina's youth and her remarkable work with children and victims of poverty and disaster today.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
Author: Christian Guiltenane
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-03-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781782430513

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Today one of the most successful music stars in the world, Lady Gaga fast became a household name after the release of her first album, The Fame, in 2008. Now noted as much for her flamboyant dress sense and extravagant live performances as her undoubted musical ability, Lady Gaga fascinates fans and critics alike. A throwback to the glam rock entertainers David Bowie and Queen, Gaga is unlike any other musician performing today, and such singularity has won her numerous accolades, including five Grammy Awards and thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, as well as being listed by Time magazine as one of the world's most influential people. Lady Gaga: The Unauthorized Biography charts this remarkable young woman's rise to the very summit of musical superstardom, covering her early years at a Roman Catholic school in Manhattan, her first forays into music writing and performing, her early struggles to find a break in an industry that didn't initially appreciate her abilities, her eventual breakthrough, her philanthropic work and, of course, her look.

Encyclopedia Madonnica 20

Encyclopedia Madonnica 20
Author: Matthew Rettenmund
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2015-09-14
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0692515577

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The standard edition of the ultimate book on the Queen of Pop: Madonna! This twentieth-anniversary edition of the book that gets it all down (and gets it all right) is filled with never-before-seen and rare images, as well as fresh interviews. This encyclopedic tome covers every aspect of Madonna's life and career: music, movies, TV, love life, family, tours and more.

A Bend in the River

A Bend in the River
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-08-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780735277144

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In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man — an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African nation. Naipaul gives us the most convincing and disturbing vision yet of what happens in a place caught between the dangerously alluring modern world and its own tenacious past and traditions.

The Hidden 1970s

The Hidden 1970s
Author: Dan Berger
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780813548739

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The 1970s were a complex, multilayered, and critical part of an era of profound societal change and an essential component of the decade before-several of the most iconic events of "the sixties" occurred in the ten years that followed. The Hidden 1970s explores the distinctiveness of those years, when radicals tried to change the world as the world changed around them. Essays trace the struggles from the 1960s through the 1970s, providing insight into the ways that radical social movements shaped American political culture in the 1970s and the many ways they continue to do so today.