Victorian Biography Reconsidered

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Author: Juliette Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199572135
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Victorian Biography Reconsidered by Juliette Atkinson

Original Title: Victorian Biography Reconsidered

Victorian Biography Reconsidered seeks to overthrow deep-seated preconceptions about Victorian biography by demonstrating that, long before our current cultural preoccupation with the lives of neglected or unknown men and women, Victorian biographers sought to bring such subjects to public attention. Through an examination of numerous biographies, from the lives of working-class scientists to minor women writers, this book examines how and whynineteenth-century biographers challenged the contemporary obsession with 'Great Men'. What emerges is that biographers were eager to take on the role of cultural mediator, which helped them assert their importance at a time when the status of men of letters and the nature of the reading public were undergoing profoundchanges. Most surprisingly of all, they showed comparatively little interest in conferring immortality on their subjects, but were more interested in stimulating a feeling of gratitude for hidden labour, both manual and intellectual, that sustained the nation.

Chronicle Of The Pulitzer Prizes For Biography

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Author: Heinz-D. Fischer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110961326
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Chronicle Of The Pulitzer Prizes For Biography by Heinz-D. Fischer

Original Title: Chronicle Of The Pulitzer Prizes For Biography

Volume 20 of the series describes the development of the award for Biographies and Autobiographies from 1917 through 2006. In addition, the complete jury reports from this period are reprinted by facsimile. So it can be documented how the annual deliberations went until a winner was selected. Among the prize-winners were John F. Kennedy before his presidency, the diplomat George F. Kennan or the aviator Charles Lindbergh.

A Collective Biography Of Twelve World Class Leaders

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Author: John R. Shoup
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761831594
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A Collective Biography Of Twelve World Class Leaders by John R. Shoup

Original Title: A Collective Biography Of Twelve World Class Leaders

This collective biography on twelve world-class leaders provides timeless principles on how families as well as educational, civic, religious, and military organizations, can facilitate the development of exemplary leaders. The biographies and autobiographies of great leaders reveal the importance of an involved parent, happy childhood, plethora of "apprenticeships," rich formal and informal education, a steady stream of prodigious patrons, gracious critics, and a favorable fate. In addition to biographical data, this study synthesizes the various trends in leadership studies to develop a comprehensive model. A coherent theory on leadership has been elusive because scholars have focused on specific parts of leadership without recognition of the whole. The biographical data and synthesis of various leadership theories demonstrates that leaders share similar story lines in their development. The seven identified influences and the three stages of leadership development outlined in the book illustrate themes necessary for true leadership qualities to emerge within an individual. This book is intended for anyone interested in developing exceptional leaders.

The People Power Education Superbook Book 5 Academic Subjects The Realm Of Ideas Knowledge Resource Guide Not Math Or Science

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Author: Tony Kelbrat
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312077239
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The People Power Education Superbook Book 5 Academic Subjects The Realm Of Ideas Knowledge Resource Guide Not Math Or Science by Tony Kelbrat

Original Title: The People Power Education Superbook Book 5 Academic Subjects The Realm Of Ideas Knowledge Resource Guide Not Math Or Science

This is a book to help you quickly find the information you’re looking for at the library, on websites, through publishers who sell books and magazines, organizations, etc. Think of it as my attempt to organize a framework for the academic world in two books. Book 1 is almost everything. The second book is math and science.

Aging And Biography

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Author: Gary Kenyon, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826189820
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Aging And Biography by Gary Kenyon, PhD

Original Title: Aging And Biography

Personal life narratives can serve as a rich source of new insights into the experience of human aging. In this comp;rehensive volume, an international team of editors and contributors provide effective approaches to using biography to enhance our understanding of adult development. In addition to providing new theoretical aspects on aging and biography, the book also details new developments concerning the practical use of different biographical approaches in both research and clinical work. This is a landmark volume advancing the use of narrative approaches in gerontology.

Mining Graph Data

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Author: Diane J. Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470073039
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Mining Graph Data by Diane J. Cook

Original Title: Mining Graph Data

This text takes a focused and comprehensive look at mining data represented as a graph, with the latest findings and applications in both theory and practice provided. Even if you have minimal background in analyzing graph data, with this book you’ll be able to represent data as graphs, extract patterns and concepts from the data, and apply the methodologies presented in the text to real datasets. There is a misprint with the link to the accompanying Web page for this book. For those readers who would like to experiment with the techniques found in this book or test their own ideas on graph data, the Web page for the book should be

Tibetan Literary Genres Texts And Text Types

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004301151
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Original Title: Tibetan Literary Genres Texts And Text Types

The papers in Tibetan Literary Genres, Texts, and Text Types investigate specific Tibetan genres and texts as well as genre classification, transformation, and reception. The text types examined range from oral trickster narratives to songs, offering-rituals, biographies, and modern literature.

Melville Biography

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Author: Hershel Parker
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810127091
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Melville Biography by Hershel Parker

Original Title: Melville Biography

Melville Biography: An Inside Narrative is Hershel Parker’s history of the writing of Melville biographies, enriched by his intimate working relationships with great Melvilleans, dead and living. The first part is a mesmerizing autobiographical account of what went into creating his award-winning two-volume life of Herman Melville. Next, Parker traces six decades the persistent war New Critics have waged against biographical scholarship on Melville. American literary critics, he finds, impose New Critical theories of organic unity on Melville’s disrupted career even while truncating his body of work and minimizing his aesthetic interests. Parker celebrates the "divine amateurs" who use new technology to discover dazzling Melville stories and also lauds the writers of literature blogs as potential redeemers of academic and mainstream media reviewing. In the third part, Parker invites readers into his biographical workshop and challenges them with ambitious research assignments. Throughout this bold book, Parker seeks to reinvigorate the all-but-lost art of scholarly literary criticism and biography.

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