Biography Autobiography Awards 1917 1992

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Author: Heinz-D. Fischer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110972131
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Biography Autobiography Awards 1917 1992 by Heinz-D. Fischer


Original Title: Biography Autobiography Awards 1917 1992

The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.

His Way A Biography Of Robert Muldoon

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Author: Barry Gustafson
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 186940517X
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His Way A Biography Of Robert Muldoon by Barry Gustafson


Original Title: His Way A Biography Of Robert Muldoon

His Way is the only authorised biography of New Zealand prime minister Robert Muldoon - one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. His Way was based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself as well as colleagues, friends, and family, and wide access to the prime minister's official and private papers and diaries. Leading political biographer Barry Gustafson shows Muldoon is shown as a champion of the ordinary people whose vision over time became anachronistic and inflexible.

The Biography Of Captain Bruce Bairnsfather

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Author: Major Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147382723X
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The Biography Of Captain Bruce Bairnsfather by Major Holt


Original Title: The Biography Of Captain Bruce Bairnsfather

Bruce Bairnsfather created one of the best-known cartoon characters of the First World War - 'Old Bill' and he drew what many consider to be the most enduring cartoon of all time - the 'Better Ole'. Reprinted due to popular demand this biography was the first to be published about the man and his work. During the First World War the contribution of Bairnsfather's work to the morale of the Nation, through laughter, is without question. Indeed these were those who thought he was the 'man who won the war'. The authors trace his life in fascinating detail. This delightful book reveals details of the man who was a compelling paradox - a desperately shy person who adored the limelight, a loyal loveable personality, ridden with suspicion, an upper class product who was more comfortable in the company of the working class man. Bairnsfather's work appears on plates, cups, jugs, mugs and pots, carmascots, ashtrays and the like - all collector's pieces. His characters appear on postcards, playing cards, cigarette card, jig-saw puzzles and during the Second World War on the noses of the daylight bombers of the American Eighth Airforce. The story is lavishly illustrated with over 150 photographs and drawings, and includes a useful section setting out the range and values of Bairnsfather memorabilia and collectables.

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.

The History And Poetics Of Scientific Biography

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Author: Dr Thomas Söderqvist
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409479641
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The History And Poetics Of Scientific Biography by Dr Thomas Söderqvist


Original Title: The History And Poetics Of Scientific Biography

Biographies of scientists carry an increasingly prominent role in today's publishing climate. Traditional historical and sociological accounts of science are complemented by narratives that emphasize the importance of the scientific subject in the production of science. Not least is the realization that the role of science in culture is much more accessible when presented through the lives of its practitioners. Taken as a genre, such biographies play an important role in the public understanding of science. In recent years there has been an increasing number of monographs and collections about biography in general and literary biography in particular. However, biographies of scientists, engineers and medical doctors have rarely been the topic of scholarly inquiry. As such this volume of essays will be welcomed by those interested in the genre of science biography, and who wish to re-examine its history, foundational problems and theoretical implications. Borrowing approaches and methods from cultural studies and the history, philosophy and sociology of science, the contributions cover a broad range of subjects, periods and locations. By presenting such a rich diversity of essays, the volume is able to chart the reoccurring conceptual problems and devices that have influenced scientific biographies from classical antiquity to the present day. In so doing it provides a compelling overview of the history of the genre, suggesting that the different valuations given scientific biography over time have been largely fuelled by vested professional interests.

Apuleius Platonism

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Author: Richard Fletcher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107025478
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Apuleius Platonism by Richard Fletcher


Original Title: Apuleius Platonism

Apuleius of Madauros (c.AD 120-180), known to us today for his Latin fiction, the Metamorphoses, was also a Platonic philosopher. This book is the first exploration of his idiosyncratic brand of Platonism across his multifarious literary corpus, contributing to the study of the dynamic between literature and philosophy in antiquity.

Obesity The Biography

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Author: Sander L. Gilman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191614084
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Obesity The Biography by Sander L. Gilman


Original Title: Obesity The Biography

According to the World Health Organization we are in the midst of a global obesity crisis. Is obesity a disease itself or a symptom of underlying physiological or psychological illnesses? Is it a sign of social excess and therefore not a disease in the medical sense at all? Is it really 'new'? Sander L. Gilman, a leading authority in the social and cultural history of the body, presents a fascinating account of the history of obesity, looking at the changing attitudes towards the body, from regarding it as 'God's temple' to more mechanical and practical concerns from the Enlightenment onwards. In the eighteenth century obesity was understood as a problem of the affluent; today the affluent are more likely to have a personal trainer and a healthier diet, and it is the poorer classes who are more likely to be overweight. Gilman considers obesity in many contexts - including a chapter on obesity in China and the impact of modernization and Westernization on this very different culture. Taking the issue up to the present day, Gilman examines the wider political and social implications obesity raises, considering whether obesity should be cured by diet or surgery, by psychotherapy or economic improvement, by healthier food choices or by social relocation.

Olly Murs The Biography

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Author: Justin Lewis
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782190856
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Olly Murs The Biography by Justin Lewis


Original Title: Olly Murs The Biography

Olly Murs may have finished in second place on television's The X Factor in 2009, but the heartthrob singer has since become one of British pop's winners. The cheeky chappie with the tight trousers and the porkpie hat has sold out concert tours, released bestselling albums and enjoyed a string of hits including 'Please Don't Let Me Go' and 'Heart Skips a Beat'. A regular in the charts and in the gossip columns, Olly is regarded by many as a possible successor to icons like Robbie Williams and Will Young. But not content with his triumphs as a singer, he has also become a TV fixture. After becoming the co-host of The Xtra Factor, he graduated to his own series, Olly: Life on Murs, in 2012. Olly Murs: The Biography follows his journey from suburbia to stardom and beyond. It explores how a seemingly ordinary and grounded Essex boy was determined to follow his dream - and was strong and shrewd enough to survive the heady world of entertainment. Along the way, we see how his promising first career as a semi-pro footballer was halted and we discover how he deals with the pros and cons of a celebrity lifestyle. This is a must-read for any music fan.

Biography And History

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Author: Barbara Caine
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137107405
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Biography And History by Barbara Caine


Original Title: Biography And History

Biography is the oldest way of writing about historical events, and one of the most popular. Looking at the complex relationship between the discipline of history and the writing of lives, Biography and History: • is the first work to explore the significant place of biography within historical writing at the present time • combines a discussion of the history of biography with an extended analysis of contemporary approaches to biography • links developments within history to the wider interest in auto/biography and life-writing, and to literary methods • suggests that there are some distinctive features in the ways in which historians handle biography. Original and insightful, this is an essential introduction to a growing, and increasingly important, field of study and research.

Changing Conceptions Of National Biography

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Author: Keith Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139443302
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Changing Conceptions Of National Biography by Keith Thomas


Original Title: Changing Conceptions Of National Biography

The publication of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in September 2004 was an event of great literary and scholarly importance. In his Leslie Stephen Lecture, commemorating the founder of the original Dictionary of National Biography, the celebrated historian Keith Thomas surveys the many earlier attempts at collective biography, considers the relationship of the Oxford DNB to them, and offers a preliminary assessment of the Oxford DNB itself. The author, who has been chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Oxford DNB since its inception, writes with intimate knowledge of the project. This Leslie Stephen Lecture complements the earlier Lecture on the DNB by the late Colin Matthew, Founder-Editor of the Oxford DNB, and published by Cambridge in 1997.

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