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Secret Lives Of Great Authors

Author : Robert Schnakenberg
ISBN : 9781594742118
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents profiles and little-known facts about more than forty authors, from William Shakespeare to Thomas Pynchon.

Secret Lives Of Great Filmmakers

Author : Robert Schnakenberg
ISBN : 9781594744341
Genre : Performing Arts
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On the heels of Secret Lives of Great Authors, Great Artists, and Great Composers comes Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers an uncensored look at screen legends ranging from D. W. Griffith and Frank Capra to Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers. Readers will discover that Charlie Chaplin's corpse was stolen and held for a 400,000 ransom. Akira Kurosawa dreamed of making the ultimate Godzilla film. Alfred Hitchcock 'lost' his belly button during abdominal surgery and often shocked his leading ladies by flashing his curiously smooth tummy. David Lynch won't allow cooking in his home; the odor of heated food disturbs him. With outrageous anecdotes ranging from the weird to the bizarre, Secret Lives of Great Filmmakers is a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the making of movies.

Secret Lives Of Great Artists

Author : Elizabeth Lunday
ISBN : 9781594747458
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71. 4 MB
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With outraeous anecdotes about everyone from Leonardo (alleged sodomist) to Caraviaggio (convicted murderer) to Edward Hopper (alleged wife beater), Secret Lives of Great Artists recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international art. You’ll learn that Michelangelo’s body odor was so bad, his assistants couldn’t stand working for him; that Vincent van Gogh sometimes ate paint directly from the tube; and Georgia O’Keeffe loved to paint in the nude. This is one art history lesson you’ll never forget!

Secret Lives Of Great Composers

Author : Elizabeth Lunday
ISBN : 9781594744020
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 74. 71 MB
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Secret Lives of Great Authors revealed the dirty secrets of Hemingway, Kafka, and Tolstoy. Secret Lives of Great Artists explored the bizarre behavior of Picasso, Matisse, and Monet. Now you can discover the dirty laundry of Beethoven, Wagner, Puccini, and others in Secret Lives of Great Composers an uncensored biography of the world's greatest musical geniuses. You'll learn that Hector Berlioz hatched a plan to kill his ex-fiancee, her lover, and her mother Joseph Haydn had his head stolen by amateur phrenologists days after being buried Richard Wagner dressed in pink women's lingerie Arnold Schoenberg suffered from a debilitating case of triskaidekaphobia a fear of the number 13 And much more! With outrageous stories ranging from the ridiculous (Mozart loved fart jokes) to the even more ridiculous (the absentminded Mahler frequently stirred his tea with cigarettes), Secret Lives of Great Composers is a music lesson you'll never forget.

Secret Lives Of Cheating Wives

Author : Curtis Bunn
ISBN : 9781501119699
Genre : Fiction
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Delve into the minds of several frisky women who are willing to risk it all in the pursuit of pleasure from bestselling author Curtis Bunn. With sensual language and a unique understanding of women, The Secret Lives of Cheating Wives by Curtis Bunn is a gripping novel that reveals the lengths today’s women will go to indulge their deepest desires. The most unlikely of women—God-fearing, child-raising, career-driven, soft-spoken women—are taking risks outside their marriages unlike any time before, a state of affairs that has become an underground movement. Refusing to boast about their extramarital affairs like men, these women keep quiet and yet, the more they engage, the more daring they become—and the more at risk their marriages become, too. With relatable and complex characters, The Secret Lives of Cheating Wives, is more than your typical romance: it strives to explore the psyche of these women and challenges you into understanding their actions, all while enjoying a tense, steamy ride filled with edge-of-your-seat drama.

Secret Lives Other Stories

Author : Ngugi wa Thiong'o
ISBN : 9781473549890
Genre : Fiction
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Ngugi wa Thiong'o is renowned for his political novels and plays, yet he honed his craft as a short story writer. First published in 1975, Secret Lives and Other Stories brings together a range of Ngugi's political short stories. From tales of the meeting between magic and superstition, to stories about the modernising forces of colonialism, and the pervasive threat of nature, this collection celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa's best-loved writers.

Secret Lives

Author : Diane Chamberlain
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Genre : Fiction
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If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Susan Lewis, this is a complex tale of the power of love, from Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession and Necessary Lies. Disillusioned actress Eden Riley leaves a life of Hollywood glamour and a broken marriage to return to her mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia. In search of answers about her mother, a famous children’s author who died when she was very young, she meets the handsome yet mysterious Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her Uncle. But Ben has his own demons, and a secret that threatens to destroy their newfound happiness. Now Eden must make a heart-breaking decision as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future.

Secret Lives Of Ants

Author : Jae Choe
ISBN : 9781421405216
Genre : Science
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In the words of the author, "Once you get to know them, you’ll love them."

Call Of Nature

Author : Richard Jones
ISBN : 9781784271060
Genre : Nature
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Journey through the digestive systems of humans, farm and wild animals, and meet some of nature’s ultimate recyclers as they eat, breed in and compete for dung. The fall of bodily waste onto the ground is the start of a race against the clock as a multitude of dung-feeders and scavengers consume this rich food source. From the enigmatic dung-rolling beetles to bat guano and giant elephant droppings, dung creates a miniature ecosystem to be explored by the aspiring dung watcher.The author completes the book with an identification guide to dung itself, so that you can identify the animal that left it behind. Pellets or pats? Scats, spraints, frass, guano, spoor – learn your way around different species’ droppings. There’s also a dung-feeder’s identification guide that includes the species you’re most likely to encounter on an exploration of the dung heap.

Secret Lives And Other Stories

Author : Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
ISBN : 1784873373
Genre : Kenya
File Size : 56. 20 MB
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Ngugi wa Thiong'o is renowned for his political novels and plays, yet he honed his craft as a short story writer. First published in 1975, Secret Lives and Other Stories brings together a range of Ngugi's political short stories. From tales of the meeting between magic and superstition, to stories about the modernising forces of colonialism, and the pervasive threat of nature, this collection celebrates the storytelling might of one of Africa's best-loved writers.

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