Adult Biographies

Faithfull : an autobiography Faithfull, Marianne.

BIO FAITHFU FAITHFU
Added: December 30, 2014
Type of Material: Book


No man knows my history : the life of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981.
In 1823 a young man named Joseph Smith had an encounter with an angel who led him to a cache of golden plates purporting to be the history of the lost tribes of Israel. Out of these new gospels and out of Smith's own charismatic personality and sense of mission- arose an authentically American religion, the Mormon faith.

BIO SMITH BRODIE
Added: December 30, 2014
Type of Material: Book


The knight who saved England : William Marshal and the French invasion, 1217 Brooks, Richard, 1949-
"In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation. Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten. In this vivid account, the author blends colourful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta. What emerges is a fascinating story of a man negotiating the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in medieval English history--overshadowing even Agincourt"--Back cover.

BIO PEMBROK BROOKS
Added: December 30, 2014
Type of Material: Book


My heart is a drunken compass : a memoir Martinez, Domingo, author.
"An illuminating new memoir of loss, grief, resilience, and recovery. My Heart Is a Drunken Compass inspires readers by showing that it is through adversity, redemption, and recovery that we truly come to understand who we are and how resilient we can be. Tragedies may seem difficult, but in the wake of the struggle, bonds are tightened, families are reunited, and true love is found"--

BIO MARTINE MARTINE
Added: December 30, 2014
Type of Material: Book


The keeper : a life of saving goals and achieving them Howard, Tim, 1979-
In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring faith that has sustained him. In The Keeper, the man who electrified the world with his amazing performance in Brazil does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal on the field, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette's syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers. The Keeper recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him cope when he was diagnosed with Tourette's in the fifth grade. He looks back over his fifteen-year professional career--from becoming the youngest player to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to his storied move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and his current team, Liverpool's Everton, to becoming an overnight star after his record-making performance with the United States Men's National Team. He also talks about the things closest to his heart--the importance of family and the Christian beliefs that guide him. Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us.--Amazon.com

BIO HOWARD HOWARD
Added: December 29, 2014
Type of Material: Book


Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography Wilder, Laura Ingalls, 1867-1957, author.
"Follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory, [examining] sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction. Using additional manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, and other sources ... Wilder biographer Pamela Smith Hill adds ... context and leads readers through Wilder's growth as a writer"--Amazon.com.

BIO WILDER WILDER
Added: December 29, 2014
Type of Material: Book


Altman Altman, Kathryn Reed, author.
"For decades, Robert Altman fascinated audiences with pioneering films--among them M*A*S*H, Nashville, The Player, and Gosford Park--that combined technical innovation with subversive, satirical humor and impassioned political engagement. His ability to explore and engage so many different worlds with a single, coherent vision changed the landscape of cinema forever. This signature "Altmanesque" style is, in the words of Martin Scorsese: "as recognizable and familiar as Renoir's brushstrokes or Debussy's orchestrations." Now, the Altman estate opens its archive to celebrate his extraordinary life and career in the first authorized visual biography on the iconoclastic director. Altman, by Altman's widow Kathryn Reed Altman and film critic Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan, brims with photographs and ephemera, many culled from private family albums, and personal recollections of the director. Alongside the intimate illustrated story is a complete visual, historical, and critical narrative of Altman's films and his process"--Publisher's description.

BIO ALTMAN ALTMAN
Added: December 29, 2014
Type of Material: Book


Life could be verse : reflections on love, loss, and what really matters Douglas, Kirk, 1916- author.
"Through poems, prose, and photos, Douglas candidly shares it all as he chaperones us through the stages of his life, including the untimely death of his youngest son and the stroke that left him unable to speak"--Page 4 of cover.

BIO DOUGLAS DOUGLAS
Added: December 29, 2014
Type of Material: Book


And give up showbiz? : how Fred Levin beat big tobacco, avoided two murder prosecutions, became a chief of Ghana, earned boxing manager of the year, and transformed American law Young, Josh (Joshua D.), author.

BIO LEVIN YOUNG
Added: December 23, 2014
Type of Material: Book


Manic : a memoir Cheney, Terri, 1959-
On the outside, Terri Cheney was a successful, attractive Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer. But behind her seemingly flawless fac╠žade lay a dangerous secret--for most of her life Cheney had been battling bipolar disorder and concealing a pharmacy's worth of prescriptions meant to make her "normal." Cheney describes her roller-coaster life with shocking honesty--from glamorous parties to a night in jail, from flying fourteen kites off the edge of a cliff in a thunderstorm to crying beneath her office desk, from electroshock therapy to a suicide attempt fueled by tequila and prescription painkillers. The events unfold episodically, from mood to mood, the way she lived and remembers life. In this way the reader is able to viscerally experience the incredible speeding highs of mania and the crushing blows of depression. This book does not simply explain bipolar disorder--it takes us in its grasp and does not let go--From publisher description.

BIO CHENEY CHENEY
Added: December 22, 2014
Type of Material: Book


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