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Flannery O Connor

Author : Melissa Simpson
ISBN : 0313329990
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the life of the Southern novelist, who wrote two influential novels and a collection of short stories before her early death at the age of thirty-nine.

Condoleezza Rice

Author : Jacqueline Edmondson
ISBN : 0313336075
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the life of the African American stateswoman, discussing her childhood in Birmingham during a time of racial tensions, her academic career, her government appointments, and her current tenure as Secretary of State under George W. Bush.

Jane Goodall

Author : Meg Greene
ISBN : 0313331391
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography on the life, career, and views of one of today's best-known scientists traces Goodall's path from an early fascination with animals to her landmark, but controversial, studies of chimps in the wild and conservation efforts.

Wilma Rudolph

Author : Maureen M. Smith
ISBN : 0313333076
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Profiles Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio to become an Olympic medal-winning runner.


Author : Brad Gooch
ISBN : 9780316040655
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed when Flannery O'Connor stepped onto the scene with her first published book, Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories reflected the darkly funny, vibrant, and theologically sophisticated woman who wrote them. Brad Gooch brings to life O'Connor's significant friendships--with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Walker Percy, and James Dickey among others--and her deeply felt convictions, as expressed in her communications with Thomas Merton, Elizabeth Bishop, and Betty Hester. Hester was famously known as "A" in O'Connor's collected letters, The Habit of Being, and a large cache of correspondence to her from O'Connor was made available to scholars, including Brad Gooch, in 2006. O'Connor's capacity to live fully--despite the chronic disease that eventually confined her to her mother's farm in Georgia--is illuminated in this engaging and authoritative biography. PRAISE FOR FLANNERY "Flannery O'Connor, one of the best American writers of short fiction, has found her ideal biographer in Brad Gooch. With elegance and fairness, Gooch deals with the sensitive areas of race and religion in O'Connor's life. He also takes us back to those heady days after the war when O'Connor studied creative writing at Iowa. There is much that is new in this book, but, more important, everything is presented in a strong, clear light." --Edmund White "This splendid biography gives us no saint or martyr but the story of a gifted and complicated woman, bent on making the best of the difficult hand fate has dealt her, whether it is with grit and humor or with an abiding desire to make palpable to readers the terrible mystery of God's grace." --Frances Kiernan, author of Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy "A good biographer is hard to find. Brad Gooch is not merely good-he is extraordinary. Blessed with the eye and ear of a novelist, he has composed the life that admirers of the fierce and hilarious Georgia genius have long been hoping for." -- Joel Conarroe, President Emeritus, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation

Muhammad Ali A Biography

Author : Anthony O. Edmonds
ISBN : 9780313014352
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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At the pinnacle of his boxing career during the 1960s and early 1970s, Muhammad Ali seemed to be a cultural symbol of the times. He has been viewed by some as a hero and by others as a rebel, but either way he is arguably the most famous American in the world. In this volume, Ali's life is described from his birth to the present, with an emphasis on his career through 1975. The work covers such topics as his various boxing matches including The Thrilla in Manilla, his religious conversion to the Nation of Islam, the Vietnam War, and his efforts to promote world peace.

Stephen King A Biography

Author : Albert Rolls
ISBN : 9780313345739
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centers, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces King's evolution from would-be pulp magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.

Toni Morrison

Author : Stephanie Li
ISBN : 9780313378393
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Traces the life of the first African-American author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, discussing how she overcame racial and economic barriers to become a successful writer.

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Christian Fiction

Author : Nancy M. Tischler
ISBN : 9780313345685
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides biographies of American and British authors of Christian themed works from World War II until the present day.

Johnny Depp

Author : Michael Blitz
ISBN : 0313343004
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Presents the life and career of the award-winning actor known for his roles on the television series "21 Jump Street" and in such films as "Edward Scissorhands," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, and "Sweeney Todd."

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