Something Like an Autobiography

Author: Akira Kurosawa

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780394714394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

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The distinguished filmmaker chronicles his life from his birth in 1910 to the worldwide success in 1951 of his film "Rashomon" and provides a provocative account of the Japanese film industry

Open

Author: Andre Agassi

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307388409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 385

View: 1688


A candid memoir by the tennis champion includes coverage of his Grand Slam wins, establishment of a charitable foundation for underprivileged children and marriage to Stefanie Graf. Reprint. A #1 best-seller and New York Times Notable Book.

An Autobiography

Author: David Ogilvy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471180029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

View: 9809


A unique personality . . . "Ogilvy, the creative force of modern advertising." --The New YorkTimes "Ogilvy's sharp, iconoclastic personality has illuminated theindustry like no other ad man's." --Adweek. . an acclaimed author. Praise for Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy "A writing style that snaps, crackles, and pops on every page."--The Wall Street Journal. "An entertaining and literate book that can serve as a valuableprimer on advertising for any businessman or investor."--Forbes. "I remembered how my grandfather had failed as a farmer and becomea successful businessman. Why not follow in his footsteps? Why notstart an advertising agency? I was thirty-eight. . . .nocredentials, no clients, and only $6,000 in the bank." Whatever David Ogilvy may have lacked in money and credentials, hemore than made up for with intelligence, talent, and ingenuity. Hebecame the quintessential ad man, a revolutionary whose impact onhis profession still reverberates today. His brilliant campaignswent beyond successful advertising, giving rise to such pop cultureicons as the famous Hathaway shirt man with his trademark blackeyepatch. His client list runs the gamut from Rolls Royce to SearsRoebuck, Campbell's Soup to Merrill Lynch, IBM to the governmentsof Britain, France, and the United States. How did a young man who had known poverty as a child in England,worked as a cook in Paris, and once sold stoves to nuns in Scotlandclimb to the pinnacle of the fast-paced, fiercely competitive worldof advertising? Long before storming Madison Avenue, David Ogilvy'slife had already had its share of colorful experiences andadventure. Now, this updated edition of David Ogilvy'sautobiography presents his extraordinary life story and its manyfascinating twists and turns. Born in 1911, David Ogilvy spent his first years in Surrey (BeatrixPotter's uncle lived next door, and his niece was a frequentvisitor). His father was a classical scholar who had played rugbyfor Cambridge. "My father . . . did his best to make me as strongand brainy as himself. When I was six, he required that I shoulddrink a tumbler of raw blood every day. When that brought noresult, he tried beer. To strengthen my mental faculties, heordered that I should eat calves' brains three times a week. Blood,brains, and beer: a noble experiment." Before marrying, his motherhad been a medical student. When World War I brought economic disaster to the family, they wereforced to move in with relatives in London. Scholarships toboarding school and Oxford followed, and then, fleeing academia,Ogilvy set out on the at times surprising, at times rocky road toworldwide recognition and success. His remarkable journey wouldlead the ambitious young man to America where, with George Gallup,he ran a polling service for the likes of Darryl Zanuck and DavidO. Selznick in Hollywood; to Pennsylvania, where he became enamoredwith the Amish farming community; and back to England to work forBritish Intelligence with Sir William Stephenson. Along the way,with the help of his brother, David Ogilvy secured a job withMather and Crowther, a London advertising agency. The rest ishistory. An innovative businessman, a great raconteur, a genuine legend inhis own lifetime, David Ogilvy is one of a kind. So is hisautobiography.

Iacocca

Author: Lee Iacocca,William Novak

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553051025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 860


The celebrated chief executive officer of Chrysler Corporation offers a straightforward account of his career at Ford, of the recent resurgence of Chrysler, and of what is wrong and right with American business

An Autobiography

Author: M. K. Gandhi

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775414051

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 891

View: 3459


In this autobiography, also titled The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Mohandas K. Gandhi recounts his life from childhood up until 1921, noting that "my life from this point onward has been so public that there is hardly anything about it that people do not know." HarperCollins chose this work as one of the "100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century." The pursuit of truth was a guiding principle for Gandhi. He states that it "is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography." He also notes that this "will of course include experiments with non-violence, celibacy and other principles of conduct believed to be distinct from truth."

An Autobiography

Author: Arthur B. Farquhar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 323

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An Autobiography

Author: Hugh Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 537

View: 9701


Faithfull

Author: Marianne Faithfull,David Dalton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0815410468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 2737


Returning triumphantly from addiction and homelessness to sing, write songs, and act, the author tells of her rise, fall, and redemption in the music business--beginning with her childhood and continuing through her tumultuous relationship with Mick Jagger. 32 photos.

An Autobiography

Author: Mohandas K. Gandhi

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504048164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

View: 9388


The remarkable life and inspiring beliefs of a legendary peacemaker and liberator of India—in his own words. Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always. In the story of his life from early childhood through 1921, Mohandas K. Gandhi candidly reveals his young investigations into sin and seeking atonement; the philosophy, art, and literature that influenced his thoughts and ideas; and his first experiences with politics and protest, which would provide the foundation for his nonviolent struggle for justice, equality, and Indian independence from the British Empire. Gandhi’s intention in setting down an account of his formative years was to clarify the spiritual principles by which he lived and to inspire individuals and movements in their quests for personal and political freedom. The timeless lessons to be derived from the autobiography of this dedicated seeker of truth and brilliant leader continue to resonate wherever freedom is challenged by tyranny. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.