Cary Grant

Author: Scott Eyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501192124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Film historian and acclaimed New York Times bestselling biographer Scott Eyman has written the definitive, “captivating” (Associated Press) biography of Hollywood legend Cary Grant, one of the most accomplished—and beloved—actors of his generation, who remains as popular as ever today. Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. His father was a feckless alcoholic, and his mother was committed to an asylum when Archie was eleven years old. He believed her to be dead until he was informed she was alive when he was thirty-one years old. Because of this experience, Grant would have difficulty forming close attachments throughout his life. He married five times and had numerous affairs. Despite a remarkable degree of success, Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, his basic identity, and even the public that worshipped him in movies such as Gunga Din, Notorious, and North by Northwest. This “estimable and empathetic biography” (The Washington Post) draws on Grant’s own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends making it a definitive and “complex portrait of Hollywood’s original leading man” (Entertainment Weekly).

Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher

Author: Edward H. Bonekemper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596981660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 9393

Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold-hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War; indeed, of all military history. Bonekemper proves that it was no historical accident that Grant accepted the surrender of three entire Confederate armies and won the Civil War. Bonekemper ably silences Grant's critics and restores Grant to the heroic reputation he so richly deserves.

Grant Notley

Author: Howard Leeson

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 1772121266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 2978

This book is a biography of my dad’s political life. However, it is also a primer for would-be politicians. Its most salient message? Political victory worth having rarely comes easy. – Rachel Notley, from the Foreword Grant Notley, leader of Alberta’s New Democratic Party from 1968 to 1984, stood out in Alberta politics. His goals, his personal integrity, his obvious dedication to social change, and his “practical idealism” made him the social conscience of Alberta. He bridged the old and the new; he provided the necessary hard work to ensure the continuation of a social democratic party in Alberta. Albertans felt intuitively that he represented a part of their collective being, and his untimely death in 1984 touched them deeply. Leeson’s new introduction recognizes Grant Notley’s significant contribution to the continuity and health of his party while acknowledging the important work of his daughter, Rachel Notley, who led the Alberta NDP to electoral victory in 2015. Readers of politics, biography, and social history will appreciate this new edition of an important book.

Grant's Campaign for the Capture of Richmond: 1864~1865

Author: John Cannon



Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7493

“Say what they will, this war has been the biggest job of its sort that has been done in this world—nothing like it has gone before.” So stated Ulysses S. Grant to an English visitor after the American Civil War. The fall of Richmond was the final key to the demise of the Confederacy. This history and analysis of that campaign was written just a few years after the war but is still of great interest to the student of the Civil War. For less than you'd spend on gas going to the library, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

On the Crutches

Author: Isaac Mbuyiselo Mraxa

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483610799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

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I am the witness of my disability and I know how to be disabled. I know how to be stigmatized by the people whom you never did something wrong to them. I know how to live in discrimination because of the disability I never intended to have, but all those things are nothing because the only dangerous weapon that kills the expectations of any disabled person is the WORD that many people use; thinking that they are showing their kindness. Yet they do not know that they are killing the strength of mind of the disabled, they keep on using the word SHAME as if all is well to the disabled person. In actuality it is not good to be disabled. It is not magnificent to depend on somebodys kindness and willingness to quench your desire.

Post Office Appropriation Bill, 1912

Author: United States. Congress. House. Post Office and Post Roads

Publisher: N.A



Page: 498

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