Most popular Collected biographies books
The most popular Collected biographies books currently available. Updated weekly.
More true tales of amazing boys who found the courage to be themselves, and achieved something remarkable at the same time.
The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood
22 players chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win.' This book is inspired by the stories Danny and I have shared with each other about what life in football is really like: in the dressing room, in the commentary box, on the pitch and - with the appropriate pixellation - in the showers afterwards.
From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.
A riveting double biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women test pilots - Hitler's personal Valkyries.
'Journalist Amy Raphael talks to 18 incredible women about their experiences as musicians and the music industry with fascinating and illuminating results' Stylist
Powerful and influential kings have long dominated our view of global history, their queens often relegated to the shadows, their influence, deeds and sacrifices unacknowledged and lost in the passing of time. But not anymore...
Showcasing inspirational women such as Florence Nightingale, Georgia O'Keeffe and Clara Barton who all had one thing in common - their affection towards cats.
A fantastically inspiring collection of interviewswith 40 successful and empowering women, including Maya Angelou, Isabel Allende, Mary Robinson and Shami Chakrabati, exploring their challenges and achievements.
But in this bold and provocative book, Jacob Rees-Mogg -- leading Tory MP and prominent Brexit advocate -- takes up the story of twelve landmark figures to paint a very different picture of the age: one of bright ambition, bold self-belief and determined industriousness.
As a writer at Vanity Fair covering the Trump family, Emily Jane Fox has spent the last year doing a deep dive into the lives of the President's children. Born Trump is the explosive narrative of her findings as an insider within the most influential family in America.
A captivating compendium of rare and exquisite first-hand records of ocean voyages around the world and in different ages, providing a fascinating insight into exploration and adventure at sea.
The first full biography of the five remarkable daughters of Edward I.
The inimitable Jenni Murray celebrates great women from around the world - rescuing some from obscurity and shining a new light on familiar names
The extraordinary stories of six women who defied the spirit of their age
Featuring honest and open first-hand accounts, Come and Get These Memories is more than just a behind-the-scenes look at Motown Records at its peak: Eddie and Brian set the record straight on both their personal and professional lives and offer a revealing slice of pop-music history.
A reissue of Laura Thompson's Take Six Girls, illustrated with beautiful and timeless photographs of the Mitford sisters.
The story of Islam as never presented before, through the lives of twenty-one remarkable women
A heady mix of nostalgia, superb car design and reckless spirit. The best book you will ever read about the glory years of British racing car design.
The recent TV award winning adaption The Durrells left its fans with questions: What happened to the family - and what took them to Corfu in the first place? This book has the answers
A treasure trove of noteworthy letters, arranged thematically to provide an insight into the lives and work of great artists.
Riveting memoir and first-of-its-kind, global investigation into an issue that affects millions of people.
Leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson gleans life lessons learned by inspirational women from around the world in a personal and inspirational book.
A unique and fascinating examination of 25 great explorers through the vital kit they took with them on their iconic expeditions, all brought to life by commissioned illustrations and archive photography.
Christopher Berry-Dee is the man who talks to serial killers. A world-renowned investigative criminologist, he has gained the trust of murderers across the world, entered their high security prisons, and discussed in detail their shocking crimes. The killers' pursuit of horror and violence is described through the unique audiotape and videotape interviews which Berry-Dee conducted, deep inside the bowels of some of the world's toughest prisons. Christopher Berry-Dee has collated these interviews into this astounding, disturbing book, which, since its first publication, has gone on to become a True Crime classic. Not only does he describe his meetings with some of the world's most evil men and women, he also reproduces, verbatim, their very words as they describe their crimes, allowing the reader a glimpse into the inner workings of the people who have committed the worst crime possible- to mercilessly take the life of another human being. Product Information: ISBN: 9781786069740 Author: Christopher Berry-Dee Publisher: John Blake Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 351 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm
In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known---but not well understood---Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.
A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill-from the authors of Furious Love. When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger sister Lee wept inconsolably.
The Apollo Missions tells the significant, spectacular and intriguing story of the Apollo space programme through first-person accounts by the astronauts themselves, explained and put into context with expert commentary by Rod Pyle. The Apollo Missions contains over 100 images - many of which are rarely seen - drawn from original NASA film.
Incredible stories of the great Scots who changed the world we live in. Let the lives of these artists, explorers, poets, philosophers and engineers inspire YOU!
Topical and timely, Resisters profiles 52 incredible girls and young women across the world who are united in improving the lives of people like them - beautifully illustrated by Manjit Thapp
The definitive collection of artist profiles by legendary journalist and New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins, from the 1960s to today
By acclaimed Orwell biographer D. J. Taylor, this is the story of the Lost Girls, the missing link between the first wave of newly-liberated young women of the post-Great War era and Dionysiac free-for-all of the 1960s.
New paperback edition - The interweaving lives of Ida John, Sophie Brzeska and Fernande Olivier: three mould-breaking women who forged modern relationships with extraordinary men (writer Augustus John, and artists Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Picasso).
In this intimate, sweeping biography, Sarah Watling brings the sisters in from the margins, tracing lives that span colonial Jamaica, the bucolic life of Victorian progressives, the frantic optimism of Edwardian Cambridge, the bleakness of two world wars, and a host of evolving philosophies for life over the course of the twentieth century.
A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy.
The story of Venice's Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, `the Unfinished Palazzo', told through the lives of three of its most unconventional, passionate and fascinating residents - Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.
A uniquely intimate account of ordinary men and women who rose to the challenge of war with acts of great heroism and humanity
As heard on BBC 6 Music with Shaun Keveny, BBC Radio 5 Live and Talk Radio with Eamonn HolmesThe age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed.
An exciting and provocative look at the women who wrote the novels that changed the literary world - Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf - by the renowned biographer of Emily Dickinson
The lyrical retelling of a relationship that defined an age.
The personal reminiscences of Luftwaffe veterans and original documents and images give a unique insight into the Mediterranean theatre and late aerial war battles.
A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly Khan at the Chateau de l'Horizon in Cannes.
The new book from the BBC Radio 4 hit series The Life Scientific
Based on a decade of research, including in-depth interviews with many leading figures in the story, this edition is essential for anyone who wants to understand the roots of the turmoil engulfing the Middle East, from civil wars to the rise of Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
An incredible, inspirational story of resilience, resourcefulness, and maternal courage, set against the background of the holocaust.
Biographies of women of the north east who have made local, national and international contributions to society.