Biography & Autobiography

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  1. Elfriede Jelinek Goes Australia

    Elfriede Jelinek Goes Australia: Indigenising an Austrian Nobel Prize Winner [Paperback]

    André Bastian(Author)


    ISBN: 9781925588514
    Published by : Australian Scholarly Publishing
    Austrian writer and 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Elfriede Jelinek has never shied away from bringing up painful issues within the discourse of modernity. In her oeuvre of over sixty plays and novels she has worked time and again on a vast... .... Learn More
  2. The Man Who Gave Away His Island

    The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna [Paperback]

    Ray Perman(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912476893
    Published by : Origin
    In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Hebridean isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent it becoming a rich man's playground (like so many other islands and Highland estates), to preserve a part of traditional Gaelic culture and show that efficient fa... .... Learn More
  3. Ice Without, Fire Within

    Ice Without, Fire Within: A Life of Jacquetta Hawkes [Hardback]

    Christine Finn(Author)


    ISBN: 9781789695977
    Published by : Archaeopress Archaeology
    Series: Archaeological Lives
    Jacquetta Hawkes (1910-1996) was a pioneer in public archaeology: first as the wife of a notable prehistorian, Christopher Hawkes, and then as the wife of the notable playwright, JB Priestley, placing her at the heart of British postwar culture. B... .... Learn More
  4. Alexander III, 1249-1286

    Alexander III, 1249-1286: First Among Equals [Paperback]

    Norman H. Reid(Author)


    ISBN: 9781910900383
    Published by : John Donald
    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 2019

    Presiding over an age of relative peace and prosperity, Alexander III represented the zenith of Scottish medieval kingship. The events which followed his early and unexp... .... Learn More
  5. The Black Douglases

    The Black Douglases: War and Lordship in Late Medieval Scotland, 1300-1455 [Paperback]

    Michael Brown(Author)


    ISBN: 9781910900413
    Published by : John Donald
    During the century and a half of their power the Black Douglases earned fame as Scotland’s champions in the front line of war against England. On their shields they bore the bloody heart of Robert Bruce, the symbol of their claim to be the p... .... Learn More
  6. The Songs of Johanna Kinkel

    The Songs of Johanna Kinkel: Genesis, Reception, Context [Hardback]

    Anja Bunzel(Author)


    ISBN: 9781783274109
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Johanna Kinkel (1810-1858) was a composer, music pedagogue, pianist, poet, writer, and activist. Her biography features both an unusually strong socio-cultural engagement and the self-perception of a typical nineteenth-century mother. After the fa... .... Learn More
  7. Beethoven's Lives

    Beethoven's Lives: The Biographical Tradition [Hardback]

    Lewis Lockwood(Author)


    ISBN: 9781783275519
    Published by : Boydell Press
    This book, by one of the world's leading Beethoven authorities, offers a critical review of Beethoven biography. It begins with a look at first biographical attempts made directly after the composer's death in 1827. It moves on through the long ni... .... Learn More
  8. Duty, Honor, County

    Duty, Honor, County: The Life of Arthur McArthur Jr. [Hardback]

    Dr. A.K. Brackob(Author)


    ISBN: 9781592110247
    Published by : Vita Histria
    On September 15, 1906 Arthur MacArthur Jr. became the twelfth man in the history of the United States Army to be awarded the rank of Lieutenant General, the highest rank in the Army up to that time. This great honor, which marked t... .... Learn More
  9. Nadia Boulanger

    Nadia Boulanger: Thoughts on Music [Hardback]

    Jeanice Brooks(Editor); Kimberly Francis(Editor)


    ISBN: 9781580469678
    Published by : University of Rochester Press
    Series: Eastman Studies in Music
    Volume: Volume 166
    The impact of Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) on twentieth-century music was vast: as composer, keyboard performer, conductor, impresario and pedagogue. Her extensive musical networks included figures such as Fauré, Stravinsky and Poulenc, and ... .... Learn More
  10. The Northern Earldoms

    The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 [Paperback]

    Barbara Crawford(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912476817
    Published by : Origin
    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island ... .... Learn More

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