Category: Biography

  • The Broadcast Century and Beyond, Fifth Edition: A Biography by Robert L, Keith, Michael C Hilliard

    By Robert L, Keith, Michael C Hilliard

    The printed Century and past is a well-liked heritage of the main influential and cutting edge of the century. the tale of broadcasting is informed in an immediate and casual type, mixing own perception and authoritative scholarship to completely catch the various features of this dynamic undefined. The booklet vividly depicts the occasions, humans, courses, and corporations that made tv and radio dominant types of communique. the most recent variation contains insurance of the entire applied sciences that experience emerged during the last decade and discusses the profound effect they've got had at the broadcasting in political, social, and financial spheres. "Broadcasting" as an entire has been thoroughly revolutionized with the appearance of YouTube, podcasting, iphones, and so forth, and the authors express how this remaining of world-wide broadcasting channels impacts the industry.* A single-source of broadcast history-covers previous and current affects on broadcast communications, and showcases tendencies either previous and rising within the broadcast undefined * Chronological process, timelines, and contextualizing sidebars aid orient readers and exhibit key implications of broadcasting heritage and broadcasting of this present day * up to date to mirror new and rising applied sciences of the prior decade, together with podcasts, net, running a blog, and extra * significant other site presents extra contextualizing information about the cultural weather encompass occasions in broadcast heritage, and issues to wide assets    -Instructions on find out how to entry the web site should be present in the booklet.    -Please stopover at http://booksite.focalpress.com/hilliard  
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  • The Eccentropedia: The Most Unusual People Who Have Ever by Chris Mikul

    By Chris Mikul

    An A-Z of eccentrics! 250 real tales of the main unique and outrageous humans on the earth, from undesirable poets to transsexual evolutionary theorists this encyclopedic consultant overlaying precedent days to the current, comprises reams of fabric by no means noticeable in ebook shape earlier than.

    Famous eccentrics like King Ludwig, Salvador Dalí and Howard Hughes rub shoulders with a number of lesser-known, yet both colourful, characters in those — in general — life-affirming tales. There are unsuspected parallels and connections all through developing another, off-kilter historical past of the realm.
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  • The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the by Mickey Hess, Buddha Monk

    By Mickey Hess, Buddha Monk

    At the 10th anniversary of Ol' soiled Bastard's dying, his right-hand guy and ally, Buddha Monk, provides The soiled Version—the first biography of the hip-hop famous person and founding member of the Wu-Tang extended family, to be written by way of an individual from his internal circle.

    Ol' soiled Bastard rocketed to popularity with the Wu-Tang extended family, the raucous and renegade workforce that eternally altered the hip-hop global. ODB was once one of many Clan's wildest icons and such a lot creative performers, and whilst he died of an overdose in 2004, on the age of thirty-five, hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts mourned the loss. ODB lives on in epic proportions and his antics are legend: he as soon as picked up his welfare sign up a limousine; lifted a burning motor vehicle off a four-year-old lady in Brooklyn; stole a fifty-dollar pair of shoes on journey on the height of his good fortune. Many have wondered even if his stunts have been conscientiously calculated or the results of paranoia and psychological instability.

    Now, Dirty's good friend seeing that adolescence, Buddha Monk, a Wu-Tang collaborator onstage and within the studio, unearths the reality concerning the complicated and gifted performer. From Dirty's days with Buddha at the streets of Brooklyn to the meteoric upward push of Wu-Tang's megastar, from his bouts in criminal to his court-mandated rehab, from his favourite type of pizza to his struggles with popularity and luck, Buddha tells the true story—The soiled Version—of the mythical rapper.
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  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

    By Stacy Schiff

    Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold yet was once richer nonetheless in political and sexual intrigue. although her lifestyles spanned fewer than 40 years, it reshaped the contours of the traditional international. well-known lengthy prior to she used to be infamous, Cleopatra has long past down in background for all of the incorrect purposes. Stacy Schiff boldly separates truth from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose demise ushered in a brand new global order, a new release prior to the delivery of Christ. wealthy intimately, epic in scope, Schiff's is a luminous reconstruction of a stunning life.

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