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by C. N. Ramachandran

On the life and works of Triveni, 1928-1963, Kannada fiction writer.

Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

by Anthony Everitt

Scholarly biography.

Pioneers in Protest

by Lerone Bennett

"Pioneers In Protest" celebrates the determination and achievement of twenty men and women who initiated the revolutionary fight against racism that is taking place in American society today.

Golden Codgers: Biographical Speculations

by Richard Ellmann

A historical survey of the literary biography, looking at the founding fathers of literary thought.

Rasheed Ahmad Siddiqui

by Suleiman Akhtar Javed Rakhshanda Jalil

On the life and works of Rasheed Ahmad Siddiqui, 1894-1977, Urdu writer.

Mahakavi G. Sankara Kurup

by M. Leelavathi

Biography of writer G. Sankara Kurup.

Joseph Mundasseri

by P. P. Raveendran

The life and works of Joseph Mundasseri.

An Area of Darkness: A Discovery of India

by V. S. Naipaul

A classic of modern travel writing, "An Area of Darkness" is Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul's profound reckoning with his ancestral homeland and an extraordinarily perceptive chronicle of his first encounter with India. Traveling from the bureaucratic morass of Bombay to the ethereal beauty of Kashmir, from a sacred ice cave in the Himalayas to an abandoned temple near Madras, Naipaul encounters a dizzying cross-section of humanity: browbeaten government workers and imperious servants, a suavely self-serving holy man and a deluded American religious seeker. "An Area of Darkness" also abounds with Naipaul's strikingly original responses to India's paralyzing caste system, its apparently serene acceptance of poverty and squalor, and the conflict between its desire for self-determination and its nostalgia for the British raj. The result may be the most elegant and passionate book ever written about the subcontinent.

The Universe and Dr. Einstein

by Lincoln Barnett

Acclaimed by Einstein himself, this is among the clearest, most readable expositions of relativity theory. It explains the problems Einstein faced, the experiments that led to his theories, and what his findings reveal about the forces that govern the universe.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An Unauthorized Autobiography

by Chuck Barris

Autobiography of creator of game shows including The Dating Game and The Gong Show.

Memoirs of My Life and Writings

by Edward Gibbon

The great historian reviews 'the simple transactions of a private and literary life'.

Paravastu Chinnaya Suri

by B. Radhakrishna

Paravastu Chinnaya Suri (1809-1862) spent all his life in and around Madras. He was acclaimed as a profound scholar in Telugu and Sanskrit in the traditional education.

VJP Saldanha

by J. F. D’souza

Vincent John Peter Saldanha (June 9, 1925 - 2000) was an Indian litterateur, dramatist, musician, and poet. He made lasting contributions to Konkani literature as a poet, dramatist, novelist, and a litterateur.

S. D. S. Yogiar

by S. R. Ashok Kumar

Life and works of S. D. S. Yogiar

Bhai Vir Singh

by Harbans Singh

Life and works of Bhai Vir Singh.

Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime

by Eliot A. Cohen

Discussion of how statesmen and the military should interact.

Breakdown: How America's Intelligence Failures Led to September 11

by Bill Gertz

Book about our intelligence failures and waste

Girish Chandra Ghosh

by Utpal Dutt

On the works of Girishchandra Ghose, 1844-1912, Bengali playwright and actor.

Sane Guruji

by G. P. Pradhan

On the life and works of Sane Guruji, 1899-1950, Marathi writer.

20th Century Journey: The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940

by William L. Shirer

Shirer's life and times from 1930 to 1940

20th Century Journey: 1904-1930

by William L. Shirer

The years from 1904 to 1930.

Ernest Hemingway and the Pursuit of Heroism

by Leo Gurko

Long Synopsis: Dr. Leo Gurko, professor of English at Hunter College in New York, synopsizes and explicates the nonfiction, novels and some of the short stories by Ernest Hemingway. The first chapter is biographical, and the ninth chapter explores Hemingway's search for heroism. Among the material covered in this highly readable book is The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, To Have and Have Not, The Torrents of Spring, Across the River and Into the Trees, Death in the Afternoon, and more.

The Best Lawyer In A One-Lawyer Town

by Dale Bumpers

Autobiography of the former Arkansas governor and legislator.

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