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J E S T One Life
The Memoirs of Julian Evelyn Sylvester Temple (1918-2006)
€6.49
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2011
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J K Rowling and the Harry Potter Phenomenon
Joanne Rowling was once a would-be published author like many others - committed and determined. Now J K Rowling is at the heart of a global media phenomenon, wealthier, and more influential and successful than she could possibly have imagined. The Harry Potter novels changed her life, and the landscape of writing, publishing and bookselling for children forever. This unauthorised biography follows the transformation of a lonely single mother into a powerful inspirational businesswoman. J K Rowling's story is one of talent, hard work, self-belief and the transforming power of the imagination. From a remarkable insider perspective Lindsey Fraser tells the amazing tale ...
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2011
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J P His Biography
This revised edition brings to a close the fascinating life story of Jayaprakash Narayan, one of the last outstanding moral and political figures who carried forward Gandhi’s legacy of non-violent mass struggle and village self-sufficiency into post-Independence India. The biography vividly illustrates JP’s infinite capacity for reflection and change, working relentlessly as he did for issues as varied as the freedom struggle, panchayati raj, worker’s rights, and collective self-help.
€5.49
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2014
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J. Anthony Froude
Acclaimed biographer Julia Markus has written an unprecedented and illuminating portrait of the brilliant, tortured, and controversial James Anthony Froude—the quintessential Victorian, father of modern biography, historian, diplomat, and prodigal son.<br /><br />J. Anthony Froude expertly captures the roiling cultural history of a century through one man’s dynamic life. From his birth in 1818 to his death in 1894, J. Anthony Froude embodied the issues and complexities of his time. Through the story of his life, Markus elucidates the major ideological issues of the nineteenth century—sexuality, colonialism, and the widespread challenges to religion’s long-held cultural pr...
€17.99
1975kBs
2007
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J. Barbey d'Aurevilly
BnF collection ebooks - "Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte est une petite ville normande, placée dans un site charmant. Lorsqu'on y arrive de Valognes, à l'endroit où la route, décrivant une courbe gracieuse et laissant à sa gauche Rauville-la-Place s'engage dans une avenue de Cytise et d'acacias, on descend lentement et on traverse un pont jeté sur un ruisseau échappé de la Douve dont il va rejoindre le lit, après avoir donné la vie à un moulin caché dans un fouillis d'arbres verts..."
€3.49
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2015
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J. Barbey d'Aurevilly
Extrait : "Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte est une petite ville normande, placée dans un site charmant. Lorsqu'on y arrive de Valognes, à l'endroit où la route, décrivant une courbe gracieuse et laissant à sa gauche Rauville-la-Place s'engage dans une avenue de Cytise et d'acacias, on descend lentement et on traverse un pont jeté sur un ruisseau échappé de la Douve dont il va rejoindre le lit, après avoir donné la vie à un moulin caché dans un fouillis d'arbres verts..."
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2015
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J. D. Salinger
Kenneth Slawenskin elämäkerta yhä valtavan suositusta amerikkalaisesta J. D. Saligerista avaa mainiosti arvoituksellisen ja julkisuutta karttavan kirjailijan elämää. Salinger vetäytyi julkisuudesta 1960-luvun puolivälissä suosionsa huipulla. Hän oli 50-luvulla kirjoittanut räjähdysmäisen menestyksen saavuttaneen romaanin <i>Sieppari ruispellossa</i>, jota on myyty maailmalla 65 miljoonaa kappaletta. Salingerin taiturimaisia novelleja on suomeksikin ilmestynyt kaksi kokoelmaa. Elämäkerta hahmottaa hyvin sitä, kuinka Salinger kantoi sisällään koko elämänsä ajan sotakokemuksiaan, Normandian maihinnoususta Dachaun keskistysleirillä näkemiinsä kauhuihin. Ennen muuta elämäkerta...
€11.99
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2011
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J. D. Salinger
<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The inspiration for the major motion picture&#xa0;<i>Rebel in the Rye</i></b><br /><br /> One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic<i> Catcher in the Rye</i>, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews, letters, and public records.<br /><br /> Kenneth Slawenski explores Salinger’s privileged youth, long obscured by misrepresentation and rumor, revealing the brilliant, sarcastic, vulnerable son of a disapproving father and doting...
€12.99
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2011
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J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets
"The cumulative effect is overwhelming. Eleanor Roosevelt was right: Hoover’s FBI was an American gestapo." —Newsweek<br /> Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentry’s masterful portrait of America’s top policeman is a unique political biography. From more than 300 interviews and over 100,000 pages of previously classified documents, Gentry reveals exactly how a paranoid director created the fraudulent myth of an invincible, incorruptible FBI. For almost fifty years, Hoover held virtually unchecked public power, manipulating every president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. He kept extensive blackmail files and used illegal wiretaps and hidden microphones to des...
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2001
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J. Frank Dobie
\The first Texas-based writer to gain national attention, J. Frank Dobie proved that authentic writing springs easily from the native soil of Texas and the Southwest. In best-selling books such as Tales of Old-Time Texas, Coronado’s Children, and The Longhorns, Dobie captured the Southwest’s folk history, which was quickly disappearing as the United States became ever more urbanized and industrial. Renowned as “Mr. Texas,” Dobie paradoxically has almost disappeared from view—a casualty of changing tastes in literature and shifts in social and political attitudes since the 1960s. In this lively biography, Steven L. Davis takes a fresh look at a J. Frank Dobie whose “libera...
€14.99
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2009
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J. Frank Norris
As one of the most fascinating and sensational personalities, J. Frank Norris, has become a forgotten figure of the twentieth century, as many people today have never heard of him. This fascinating true story takes you from his poverty as a child to the pastor of the largest church in America where he later became friend of presidents and giants of industry.<br /><br />I would love to have known him personally. He (J. Frank Norris) was a great, positive influence and wonderful example for pastors.<br /> <i> Dr. Charles Stanley, pastor of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, and founder of In Touch Ministries </i><br /><br />J. Frank Norris, without a doubt, in my own ...
€8.99
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2012
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J. G. Ballard - Science Fiction als Paradoxon
J. G. Ballard gilt als Erfinder der New Wave, mit der er in den 1960er Jahren neue Ausdrucksformen in die Science Fiction einbrachte. An seiner stilistischen Brillanz besteht kein Zweifel, doch an seinen Inhalten scheiden sich die Geister. Ballard schreibt »Anti-SF«, die die Genreprämissen auf den Kopf stellt, sich aber dennoch als SF versteht. So wird der Brite zu einem literarischen Grenzgänger. Seine Negation der SF bereichert diese in wunderbar-paradoxer Weise.<br/> <br/> Hans Frey liefert einen ausführlichen Überblick zu Leben und Werk dieses außergewöhnlichen Schriftstellers. Abgerundet wird der Band durch ein Interview mit Ballard von Werner Fuchs und Joachim Körbe...
€9.99
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2016
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J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir
Machen’s place within the history of our times, and especially of the twenties and thirties, has been so conspicuous that his life will continue to be of interest so long as men reflect upon the religious and ecclesiastical developments of the first half of the twentieth century. Even writers whose viewpoints were antithetical to his own—including the caustic sceptic H. L. Mencken, the idealistic but agnostic Pearl Buck and the penetrating Unitarian Albert C. Dieffenbach—acknowledged that he towered above his contemporaries in strength of character and fidelity to principle. There were also those who could mark the deeper channel of his life such as Caspar Wistar Hodge, h...
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2015
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J. I. Packer für eine neue Generation
James I. Packer, geboren 1926, gebürtiger Brite und eingebürgerter Kanadier, darf mit Recht als eine führende Person des Evangelikalismus im 20. Jahrhundert bezeichnet werden. Er gelangte vor allem durch sein Buch "Gott erkennen" (engl. "Knowing God") zu großer Bekanntheit. Vor kurzem verabschiedete sich der 90-Jährige von der Öffentlichkeit. Seine tiefe Freude an Christus, sein geradliniger Lebensmarathon und seine erstaunliche schriftliche Hinterlassenschaft sind es wert näher betrachtet zu werden. <br /><br />Packer weist einer neuen Generation den Weg: Die unermüdliche Betonung der Bedeutung von Jesus‘ stellvertretendem Sühnetod, seine Hochachtung vor der Autorität d...
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2017
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J. K. Rowling - Duetto
« Je me souviendrai toujours de ce que je ressentis quand je lus Harry Potter à l’école des sorciers, cette impression de sortir enfin à l’air libre après avoir vécu en apnée pendant trop longtemps, cette sensation de s’éveiller d’un long coma, cette exaltation de chaque instant, ce désir furieux de ne pas s’arrêter de lire tout en comptant avec angoisse le peu de pages qu’il me restait à découvrir. »<br /><br /> Comment une œuvre peut déclencher une telle passion ? Fanny Durousseau vous raconte dans ce Duetto l’histoire de ce petit secret qu’elle a longtemps dissimulé et de sa relation fusionnelle avec J. K. Rowling. Découvrez ce qui se cache derrière ce sentiment profon...
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2016
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J. K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter
<b>The heartwarming story behind J.K. Rowling's rise to fame—and the answers to Harry Potter fans' most burning questions!</b><br /><br />Harry Potter is loved throughout the world, and so is his creator. Joanne Kathleen (J.K.) Rowling is a true wizard, a woman who has the ability to recall vividly her days as a child and capture those wild, wonderful, difficult times—an ability that helps make her creation, Harry Potter, seem so real.<br /><br />In this revealing book, fans of the Harry Potter series will get to see their favorite author as they never have before. From a child with a wonderful imagination who didn't quite fit in, to a single mother with almost overwhel...
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2014
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J. Krishnamurti
J. Krishnamurti’s name draws deep admiration and respect from the people in South India. He is said to be one of the most highly idealized of the scholars in the world. People say that Krishnamurti is the enlightened one. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Maintaining that society is ultimately the product of the interactions of individuals, he held that fundamental societal change can emerge only through freely undertaken radical change in the individual. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.
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2012
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J. P. Morgan
Tall and stiff, J. P. Morgan looked the part of an emperor. And he acted like one, too, making two United States presidents meet his terms to save the country from financial panic. His great power and princely style of life made him a living symbol of the might of money. Here, in this essay by the respected historian Bernard A. Weisberger, is his remarkable story.
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2017
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J. R. Booth:
John Rudolphus Booth (1827-1925) had a significant influence on Algonquin Provincial Park, the Ottawa Valley, and the City of Ottawa. He was a businessman of note, who built an empire based on timber, lumber, grain, pulp and paper, and much more. At one time, he owned the largest lumber mills in the world, and he employed thousands of men in his bush camps. Booth was behind the construction of a railway from Georgian Bay to Ottawa, with parts of the roadbed now converted to Algonquin Park’s Old Railway Bike Trail. Continued interest in knowing more about this great Canadian has prompted this book on his life and accomplishments.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Roderick (Rory) MacKay ha...
€6.49
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2015
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J. R. R. Tolkien
The definitive critical study of Tolkien’s greatest works by the respected and world renowned Tolkien scholar Professor T.A. Shippey.<br /><br />Following the unprecedented and universal acclaim for The Lord of the Rings, the respected academic and world-renowned Tolkien scholar, Professor Tom Shippey, presents us with a fascinating and informed companion to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, in particular focusing on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.<br /><br />Written in a clear and accessible style, Tolkien: Author of the Century reveals why all of these books will be timeless, and shows how even such complex works as The Silmarillion can be read enjoya...
€10.99
952kBs
2001
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