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Oprah Winfrey has been called the Queen of All Media for good reason-during her more than thirty-year career, she has left an indelible mark on radio, television, film, theater, magazines, and books. Oprah is also a committed humanitarian.

Oprah Winfrey (Up Close)

Brilliant, funny, charming, imperious, Diana Vreeland-the fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue-was a woman whose passion and genius for style helped define the world of high fashion for fifty years. Among her eclectic cir...

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When Thomas Edison began wiring New York City with a direct current electricity distribution system in the 1880s, he gave humankind the magic of electric light, heat, and power; in the process, though, he inadvertently opened a Pandora's Box of un...

Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization

Now updated with new material that brings the killer's picture into clearer focus. In the fall of 1888, all of London was held in the grip of unspeakable terror. An elusive madman calling himself Jack the Ripper was brutally butchering women in th...

Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case Closed (Berkley True Crime)

Originally published in the early 1950s, The Scalpel, the Sword celebrates the turbulent career of Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939), a brilliant surgeon, campaigner against private medicine, communist, and graphic artist. Bethune belonged to that in...

The Scalpel and the Sword: The Story of Doctor Norman Bethune

A fresh, revealing look at the artist who continues to inspire new generations of women. "Karen Karbo's fresh and revealing take on the epic life of Georgia O'Keeffe is both effortlessly entertaining and profoundly inspirational. As vivid and orig...

How Georgia Became O'Keeffe: Lessons on the Art of Living

Originally published in 1919 in Electrical Experimenter magazine, here are Nikola Tesla's reflections on his early years and work. Nikola Tesla (1856 1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contribu...

My Inventions:: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

The Clash was -- and still is -- one of the most important groups of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Indebted to rockabilly, reggae, Memphis soul, cowboy justice, and '60s protest, the overtly political band railed against war, racism, and a dead-...

Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer

Few writers have immersed themselves in the world of the Kennedys as completely or successfully as C. David Heymann, whose Jackie Kennedy Onassis biography, A Woman Named Jackie, reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than a m...

Bobby and Jackie

On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 PM, while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King-the prophet for racial and economic justice in America-ended his final speech with t...

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America

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