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Twisted history : 32 true stories of torture, traitors, sadists, and phychos plus the most celebrated saints in history / by Watson, Howard.;
Treachery & torture. Brutus ; William Wallace ; Gilles de Rais ; Vlad the Impaler ; Richard III ; Guy Fawkes ; Benedict Arnold ; Adolf Eichmann ; Pierre Laval ; Lavrentiy Beria -- Saints & sinners. Judas Iscariot ; Nero ; Joan of Arc ; Tomás de Torquemada ; Thomas More ; René Goupil ; Rasputin ; Adolf Hitler ; Mahatma Gandhi ; Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Bernie Madoff -- Murder & mayhem. Blackbeard ; Dick Turpin ; Thug Behram ; John Wilkes Booth ; Billy the Kid ; Jack the Ripper ; H.H. Holmes ; Al Capone ; Kazuo Taoka ; Joseph Stalin ; Lee Harvey Oswald.Twisted History brings to life the stories of 32 historical figures -- murderers, assassins and traitors who embraced the dark side, and martyrs and innocents who paid with their lives in the pursuit of good, all of whom changed world history.
Subjects: Biography.;
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Girls can do anything : from sports to innovation, art to politics, meet over 200 women who got there first / by Doyle, Caitlin.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-306) and index.Introduction -- Arts & literature -- Politics & world-building -- Science & innovation -- Sports & endurance -- Epilogue -- Sea change : waves of feminism -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index. "This book includes over 200 of the strongest, fastest, smartest and most incredible women whose achievements have contributed to the world we live in today. This fact-o-pedia is divided into subjects from science to sports and and include profiles, illustrations, photographs, quotes and trivia."--
Subjects: Biographies.; Women;
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In praise of difficult women : life lessons from 29 heroines who dared to break the rules / by Karbo, Karen.; Strayed, Cheryl,1968-writer of foreword.; Glyder, Kimberly,illustrator.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-342).Presents information on female rule-breakers, including Josephine Baker, Jane Goodall, Margaret Cho, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.J.K. Rowling -- Elizabeth Taylor -- Gloria Steinem -- Amy Poehler -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- Josephine Baker -- Rachel Maddow -- Coco Chanel -- Martha Gellhorn -- Shonda Rhimes -- Eva Perón -- Helen Gurley Brown -- Edie Sedgwick -- Angela Merkel -- Billie Jean King -- Jane Goodall -- Vita Sackville-West -- Elizabeth Warren -- Margaret Cho -- Amelia Earhart -- Frida Kahlo -- Nora Ephron -- Diana Vreeland -- Kay Thompson -- Laverne Cox -- Hillary Rodham Clinton -- Janis Joplin -- Lena Dunham -- Carrie Fisher.
Subjects: Biographies.; Women;
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Michigan biographies, including members of Congress, elective state officers, justices of the Supreme court, members of the Michigan Legislature, Board of regents of the University of Michigan, State board of agriculture and State board of education. by Michigan Historical Commissioncn; Bingham, Stephen D.;
I. A-K.--II. L-Z.
© 1924., The Michigan historical commission,
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Chambers biographical dictionary / by Parry, Melanie.;
Subjects: Biography;
© 1997., Larousse ; Larousse Kingfisher Chambers,
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The lives of the great composers / by Schonberg, Harold C.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 621-635) and index.This updated and expanded edition of the perennial favorite traces the line of composers from Monteverdi to the tonalists of the 1990s. Schonberg discusses the lives and works of the foremost figures in classical music, weaving a fabric rich in detail and anecdote.Pioneer of opera: Claudio Monteverdi -- Transfiguration of the baroque: Johann Sebastian Bach -- Composer and impresario: George Frideric Handel -- Reformer of opera: Christoph Willibald Gluck -- Classicism par excellence: Joseph Haydn -- Prodigy from Salzburg: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Revolutionary from Bonn: Ludwig van Beethoven -- Poet of music: Franz Schubert -- Freedom and a new language: Weber and the early Romantics -- Romantic exuberance and classic restraint: Hector Berlioz -- Florestan and Eusebius: Robert Schumann -- Apotheosis of the piano: Frédéric Chopin -- Virtuoso, charlatan--and prophet: Franz Liszt -- Bourgeois genius: Felix Mendelssohn -- Voice, voice, and more voice: Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini -- Spectacle, spectacle, and more spectacle: Meyerbeer, Cherubini, Auber -- Colossus of Italy: Giuseppe Verdi -- Colossus of Germany: Richard Wagner -- Keeper of the flame: Johannes Brahms -- Master of the lied: Hugo Wolf -- Waltz, can-can, and satire: Strauss, Offenbach, Sullivan -- Faust and French opera: from Gounod to Saint-Saëns -- Russian nationalism and the mighty five: from Glinka to Rimsky-Korsakov -- Surcharged emotionalism: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -- From Bohemia to Spain: European nationalists -- Chromaticism and sensibilité: from Franck to Fauré -- Only for the theater: Giacomo Puccini -- Romanticism's long coda: Richard Strauss -- Religion, mysticism and retrospection: Bruckner, Mahler, Reger -- Sympolism and Impressionism: Claude Debussy -- Gallic elegance and the new breed: Maurice Ravel and Les Six -- The chameleon: Igor Stravinsky -- The English Renaissance: Elgar, Delius, Vaughan Williams -- Mysticism and melancholy: Scriabin and Rachmaninoff -- Under the Soviets: Prokofiev and Shostakovich -- German Neoclassicism: Busoni, Weill, Hindemith -- Rise of an American tradition: from Gottschalk to Copland -- The uncompromising Hungarian: Béla Bartók -- The second Viennese school: Schoenberg, Berg, Webern -- The international serial movement: from Varèse to Messiaen -- The new eclecticism: from Carter to the minimalists.
Subjects: Biographies.; Composers;
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Random House famous name finder : concise biographies of over 10,000 legendary people / by Amende, Coral.;
Subjects: Biography;
© c1999., Random House,
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Biography of Herman Lunden / by Miller, Herman Lunden.;
Subjects: Lunden, Herman.; Gaylord (Mich.);
© [1999], J. Miller,
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Bold women in Michigan history / by Burns, Virginia.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141- 145) and index.Marie-TheÌreÌse Cadillac : bold woman of New France -- Magdelaine LaFramboise : fur trader -- Elizabeth Chandler and Laura Haviland : united against slavery -- Emma Edmonds : Civil War soldier -- Lucy Thurman : true to her race -- Marguerite deAngeli : an artful life -- Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering : sisters in science -- Genevieve Gillette : champion of Michigan parks -- Sippie Wallace : the Detroit nightingale -- Cora Brown : first Black woman in a state senate -- Myra Wolfgang : for the love of labor -- Waunetta Dominic : rights warrior -- Delia Villegas Vorhauer : Latina crusader.
Subjects: Women;
© c2006., Mountain Press Pub.,
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Men of Michigan; a collection of the portraits of men prominent in business and professional life in Michigan. by Michigan Art Company.;
© 1904., Michigan Art Company,
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