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A biography is a detailed description or account of someone's life. It entails more than basic facts (education, work, relationships, and death), a biography also portrays a subject's experience of these events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of a subject's personality. Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Biographical works in diverse media—from literature to film—form the genre known as a biography.

 
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Prairie Pioneer : Writings and Genealogy of John W. Dueck: Writing...

By: Ken Askew, Compiler

Writings include: • History and Events, translated and previously published by Delbert Plett in his excellent book by that name. • A translation of a two-page spread from his bookstore ledger of 1890 • A translation of the highlights of diaries from 1898, 1910 -1911, 1912, 1922 – 1924, 1928 • 6. Letters from 1912 to 1933 Genealogy begins just before 1800’s and is current to 1995 for John W. Dueck and related families.

I, John W. Dueck, was born on March 12 (Julien calender) 1865, in the village of Gnadenthal, Molotschna, South Russia. This is also where my cradle stood. My father was the school teacher in the aforementioned village for a number of years. I can only remember that later when we were living in Friedensfeld, which was situated on the newly purchased land near Nikopol, we often drove to the Molotschna and also came to the Jakob Duecks who lived in Gnadenthal for as long as...

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Satya ke Prayog athava Atamkatha

By: Mohandas Karmachand Gandhi

This is a Hindi translation of M.K. Gandhi's autobiography by Kashinath Trivedi. This edition is created and maintained by Sanjayacharya (www.sanjayacharya.com)

प्रिटोरिया जाते हुए ... इस बीच एक यात्री आया। उसने मेरी तरफ देखा। मुझे भिन्न वर्ण का पाकर वह परेशान हुआ, बाहर निकला और एक-दो अफसरो को लेकर आया। किसी ने मुझे कुछ न कहा। आखिर एक अफसर आया। उसने कहा, 'इधर आओ। तुम्हें आखिरी डिब्बे में जाना हैं।' मैने कहा, 'मेरे पास पहले दर्जे का टिकट हैं।' उसने जबाव दिया, 'इसकी कोई बात नहीँ। मैं तुम्हें कहता हूँ कि तुम्हे आखिरी डिब्बे जाना हैं।' 'मैं कहता हूँ कि मुझे इस डिब्बें में डरबन से बैठाया गया हैं और इसी में जाने का इरादा रखता हू...

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Oscar Wild and Myself : Along with commentary by VED from VICTORIA...

By: Lord Alfred Douglas; VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS, Editor

As part of my continuing personal endeavour to create very readable digital versions of old books, I had placed my attention on books by and about Oscar Wilde. I came across this book, Oscar Wilde and Myself written by Lord Alfred Douglas. I thought of taking up this book for the conversion into a readable digital book. The steps involved copying the text from certain scanned versions of the original book and recreating them as text in MS Word. It had its travails in...

THE manuscript of this book was completed by me and handed over to the publishers as long ago as last July. Certain persons thereupon deemed it advisable to apply to the Court for an injunction restraining me from including in my book any of the letters from Oscar Wilde which were in my possession, and they further applied for an injunction restraining me from quoting from the unpublished portion of the "De Profundis" manuscript which is now sealed up at the British Muse...

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In Loving Memory-A Tribute to Charlie Lutes

By: Vincent J. Daczynski, Compiler

A photo chronicle with interspersed text.

Charlie was the most advanced of Maharishi's devotees, and he became a Master in his own right. He was clairvoyant, a healer, and a lecturer, and he was also accomplished in a number of siddhi powers.

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سيرة الامام الحسين عليه السلام : دراسة تحليلية للحياة الاخلاقية وا...

By: Dr. عبدالله أحمد اليوسف

قال المؤلف في مقدمته: الإمام الحسين بن علي بن ابي طالب عليه السلام (4-61هـ\ 625 – 680 م) إمام من أئمة المسلمين الكبار، وعلم بارز من أعلام الهدى والحق والإمان، وعظيم خالد من ابرز العماء الذين خلدهم التاريخ، وقائد من ألمع القادة المصلحين الذين سطّروا بدمائهم الزكية تاريخ الإسلام والإنسانية. وقد تناولت في بداية هذه الدراسة العلمية عن حياة وسيرة الإمام الحسين عليه السلام-بعدما تحدثتُ عن بطاقته الشخصية- أهم وأبرز مناقب وفضائل وشمائل وخصائص الإمام الحسين عليه السلام استق...

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سيرة الامام الحسين عليه السلام : دراسة تحليلية للحياة الاخلاقية وا...

By: Dr. عبدالله أحمد اليوسف

قال المؤلف في مقدمته: الإمام الحسين بن علي بن ابي طالب عليه السلام (4-61هـ\ 625 – 680 م) إمام من أئمة المسلمين الكبار، وعلم بارز من أعلام الهدى والحق والإمان، وعظيم خالد من ابرز العماء الذين خلدهم التاريخ، وقائد من ألمع القادة المصلحين الذين سطّروا بدمائهم الزكية تاريخ الإسلام والإنسانية. وقد تناولت في بداية هذه الدراسة العلمية عن حياة وسيرة الإمام الحسين عليه السلام-بعدما تحدثتُ عن بطاقته الشخصية- أهم وأبرز مناقب وفضائل وشمائل وخصائص الإمام الحسين عليه السلام استق...

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Psychological War : Version 1

By: Mohamad Wael el Kurdi

Mohamad wael El Kurdi is a computer programmer, he was formerly employed at the Lebanese university. He quit his job in order to concentrate on his work as a programmer, but he has been subject to various type of psychological torture. This torture has been conducted by some regular people, and there has been some intelligence agencies involved. What is evident is that there is an intelligence agency from Lebanon which is involved, and since this intelligence agency is a...

Mohamad Wael was born on 21.01.1981 in Lebanon. He has a double nationality Lebanese and Tunisian. In his school years, Mohamad’s favorite subject was geometry. He was a very hard-working student in elementary school, and he was mediocre in his high school years. He participated in multiple sports, including judo. After graduating from high school, Mohamad studied at the university of balamand , and then later he traveled to Canada where he was enrolled at the univers...

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Bankdirektor/Terrorist

By: Maris Sven Harster

Die Geschichte eines Bankdirektors und eines Terroristen, die beide für ihre Entscheidungen und Gedanken mit dem Leben bezahlen.

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Adhyan Dhara Saying About His First Film - Jotilpurer Goppo : Adhy...

By: Joy Chakraborty

Raju Dhara is famous name of Hooghly district in West Bengal, India. Raju enterd into the music world only in the age of twelve. He dreams to be a great music director his very childhood. That opportunity came through Bengali films director Arindam dey’s ” Kokhan Asbe Tomar Telephone” in 2014 as a lyricist.Adhyan Dhara with his guitar Raju Dhara eraned fame as ‘Adhyaan’ after that worked as a composer in the second title track in the Bengali famous mega serial named ‘...

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Tecumseh's Speech to the Osages (Winter 1811-12)

By: Tecumseh ti-KUM-see

Tecumseh's Speech to the Osages (Winter 1811-12)

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"You Cannot Kill the Working Class"

By: Angelo Herndon

Angelo Herndon's "You Cannot Kill the Working Class," helped educate Northerners about the injustices in the Southern legal system. Herndon (1913 - 1997) was born into a mining family and as a teenager he joined the Communist party. In 1932 he was arrested after he helped organize a peaceful, interracial march in Atlanta, Georgia. He was tried before an all-white jury for violating an obscure Georgia insurrection law, and sentenced to eighteen to twenty years on a chain ...

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Soledad Brother : The Prison Letters of George Jackson: The Prison...

By: George Jackson

A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s, Jackson's story still resonates for its...

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Modibhai

By: Pratik Kaushikkumar Kikani

This book is based on one of the most talked person none other than Shri Narednrabhai Modi to motivate the readers with some fun and knowledge sharing I mean to say Gyan sathe Gammat. If you are with Modi, and his supporter and follower, then you will read this book. If you are against him, then you will also read this book just to oppose me also and if you have a neutral view for him, then this book will provide you humour, fantasy story, kahevat and a lot more, that too in Gujarati

“Nothing in this world that RajniCan’t, But if something that even RajniCan’t, Then of course its Modi’s cup of tea.” આપણો ચાહ વાળો બધુ જ કરી શકે !!!

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Chegadas: O retorno ao Brasil

By: Laura Pompeu

Entre 1982 e 2006, cerca de 3,2 milhões de brasileiros emigraram para o Exterior, no período que ficou conhecido como diáspora brasileira. Nas histórias dos seis brasileiros contadas neste livro, vários motivos promoveram o regresso: amor, aposentadoria, saudades, a crise econômica mundial de 2008... O retorno, depois da adaptação à vida no Exterior, não é fácil. Os novos hábitos e expectativas interferem na reconstrução da vida terra natal. Eles voltaram, mas não ...

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শফিকুল ইসলামের জীবন ও সাহিত্য কর্ম

By: ডঃ সৈয়দ এস আর কাশফী

কবি শফিকুল ইসলাম ঢাকার প্রাক্তন মেট্রোপলিটান ম্যাজিষ্টেট, সাবেক এডিসি ও বর্তমানে বাংলাদেশ সরকারের উপসচিব। তিনি যেসব দেশ ভ্রমণ করেছেনঃ বৃটেন, থাইল্যান্ড, মালয়েশিয়া, ভিয়েতনাম, দক্ষিণ কোরিয়া, সিঙ্গাপুর ও ফিলিপাইন। শফিকুল ইসলামের জন্ম ১০ই ফেব্রুয়ারী সিলেট জেলার শেখঘাটস্থ খুলিয়াপাড়ায়। তিনি ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় থেকে অর্থনীতি ও সমাজকল্যাণে স্নাতকোত্তর ডিগ্রী লাভ করেন। এছাড়া এশিয়ান ইউনিভার্সিটি অব বাংলাদেশ থেকে এম, এ ইন ইসলামিক ষ্টাডিজ ডিগ্রী অর্জন করেন। বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে অধ্যয়নকালে...

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Journey to America : For Love. For Success. For God's Glory.

By: D.J. Maqnli

A month after I turned sixteen years old, I was given the opportunity to leave my country, and go north in the continent to the great United States of America. It was not an easy thing to do by any means, neither was it to decide over. After seeking God’s answer in prayer for a few days, I decided to leave my known life behind to venture into the unknown, trusting in God alone to make it safe to my destination. As I made the decision to leave my country, that also includ...

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Tat Wale Baba : Rishi of the Himalayas

By: Vincent J Daczynski

The author tells about how he met Tat Wale Baba in 1969; Tat Wale Baba's message to the world; the murder of Tat Wale Bab; and the author's return to the Tat Wale Baba Ashram some decades later to interview the sole remaining devotee and caretaker. Beautifully presented with twenty-five photographs.

I asked, "Can you tell me of some of the other miracles that Tat Wale Baba performed?" Swami stated, "I was sick, the sickest that I have ever been in my entire life. I thought I was to die. I had a severe headache. It felt like spikes were being driven at each side of my head," Swami explained as he pushed his closed fists, clutching invisible spikes, against his temples. "My head and body were like fire," he continued. "I was too sick to even take toilet," he said smi...

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Journey to America : For Love. For Success. For God's Glory.

By: D.J. MAQNLI

Although unique, my story is not the only one for there are millions more that have come before, and after me. This, however, is the story of my Journey to America.

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Journey to America : For Love. For Success. For God's Glory

By: D. J. Maqnli

This is the story of a young man's journey to America.

Did I make the biggest mistake of my life or was it part of a much bigger plan?

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