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Marilyn Monroe: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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"I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love." Marilyn Monroe was an famous American actress who... More > became a sex symbol and American icon. Her "stupid and sweet blonde" persona was used to comic effect in various films but restricted by typecasting, Monroe studied at the Actors Studio to broaden her range. After that she received a Golden Globe nomination, BAFTA Award nomination and won a David di Donatello award and a Golden Globe Award for her cast in Some Like It Hot (1959). Few people know that Marilyn was a passionate reader, owning hundreds books at the time of her death. This book is a collection of the bright and colorful quotes of Marilyn Monroe. It grants her reflections on topics ranging from men and women to sex, love and friendship. The well researched and edited anthology of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Marilyn Monroe.< Less
Ayn Rand: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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"A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite. The love of a parasite is worth nothing." Alisa Rosenbaum was born in St.... More > Petersburg before revolution. In 1926 she immigrated to America. On arrival here, she changed her name into Ayn Rand and started a new philosophy recognized as Objectivism, opposed to state interference of all kinds. In her famous novel Atlas Shrugged (1957) Rand describes a group who attempt to escape America's scheme of mediocrity. Objectivism has been an influence on various other movements such as Libertarianism, and Rand's vocal support for the free market has earned her a distinct spot among philosophers. This book is a collection of the fundamental quotes and aphorisms of Ayn Rand. It grants her reflections on subjects ranging from freedom and love to man and life. The well researched and edited compilation of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Ayn Rand.< Less
Agatha Christie: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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“It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within - not without." This book is a collection of the smart and colorful quotes of Agatha... More > Christie. It grants her reflections and bright sense of humor on topics ranging from men and women to crime, love, friendship, life and death. The well researched and edited anthology of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie was born in Torquay, Devon, England. Her first novel was published in 1920 and after that Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories. To tribute her literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956. The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club. In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire; three years after her husband who was archeologist had been knighted for his archeological work in 1968.< Less
Jane Austen: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” This book is a collection of the sharp and brilliant quotes of Jane Austen. It grants her reflections and good sense... More > of humor on various topics. The well researched and edited collection of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Jane Austen. Jane Austen was an English writer whose romantic fiction novels and works have won her a place as one of the most widely popular novelists in English literature among readers, researchers and critics. The devoted support of her family was important to her growth as a professional writer. During her artistic career, she experimented with different literary forms. Her plots, although deeply humorous, draw awareness to the dependence of women on marriage to secure social and economic security. Her novels brought Austen only a few encouraging critic reviews during her life, but by the 1940s she had become widely accepted as a great English writer.< Less
Charlotte Bronte: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre... More > under the pen name Currer Bell. Of this, Brontë later wrote: "Averse to personal publicity, we veiled our own names under those of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell; the ambiguous choice being dictated by a sort of conscientious scruple at assuming Christian names positively masculine, while we did not like to declare ourselves women, because--without at that time suspecting that our mode of writing and thinking was not what is called 'feminine'--we had a vague impression that authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice." This book is a collection of the bright quotes of Charlotte Brontë. It grants her reflections on topics ranging from men and women to love marriage and friendship.< Less
Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Words By Ann Kannings
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"A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water." This book is a collection of the fundamental quotes and aphorisms of Eleanor Roosevelt. It grants her... More > reflections on subjects ranging from freedom, confidence, self-determination and love to man, woman, sexism and life. The well researched and edited compilation of phrases provides approaching into the way of thinking of Eleanor Roosevelt. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an active First Lady from 1933 to 1945. She promotes the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, taking an important role as a supporter for civil rights. Eleanor Roosevelt was a suffragist who worked to develop the status of working women, even though she believed Equal Rights Amendment would negatively affect women. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in acknowledgment to her human rights achievements.< Less
Frida and Diego: Quotes By Ann Kannings
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When Frida Kahlo married Diego Rivera, Diego was 42 years old, and 300 pounds; Frida was 22 years old,and just 98 pounds. Her mother did not approve of the union and did not attend the wedding... More > ceremony. She said that Diego was too old, too fat and worse yet he was a Communist and an atheist. She described the marriage as "… between an elephant and a dove." On one of Diego's frequent visits to the Kahlo home, Frida's father took Diego aside and said: "She is a devil". "I know…" Diego replied. Although Frida lived in the shadow of Diego, and shared his ideals, she created a painting entirely personal, metaphorical and naive derived from her exalted sensibility. The Quote Book "Frida and Diego" is anthology of the important phrases of Frida and Diego. It provides their thoughts on topics ranging from love and art to death and revolution. This carefully researched and edited collection of quotations provides insight into their philosophy on a variety of topics.< Less
Edouard Manet: 128 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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French painter and printmaker, Edouard Manet was important figure in the advancement from Realism to Impressionism. He was a significant painter who left his own unique model on the world of... More > painting. In his youth Manet was influenced by Frans Hals, Diego Velazquez, and Francisco Goya. After he opened his own studio, Manet began painting in a realist technique, which soon changed to an Impressionist style when he met the Berthe Morisot. She represented him to her circle of Impressionist painter friends, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas, and their plein air painting techniques. Many of Manet’s works rotated around interpretations of leisure activities, including observations of social life in all of the classes, from bourgeois horse racing to prostitutes drinking, to the streets of Paris and boating scenes, many of which were made from sketches done on the spot. Although his work was Impressionistic, he resisted involvement with any specific style of painting.< Less
Alma-Tadema: 117 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836 – 1912) was a Dutch born British painter. Trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A... More > classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky. Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been revaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art. He is now regarded as one of the principal classical-subject painters of the nineteenth century whose works demonstrate the care and exactitude of an era mesmerized by trying to visualize the past, some of which was being recovered through archaeological research.< Less
Ilya Repin: 248 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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Ilya Repin was a leading Russian painter and sculptor of the Peredvizhniki artistic school. An important part of his work is dedicated to his native country, Ukraine. His realistic works often... More > expressed great psychological depth. In 1870, Repin made his first sketches for Baurge Haulers on the Volga, while being on a boat trip. Throughout his career, Repin was drawn to the common people from whom he traced his origins. He frequently painted country folk, both Ukrainian and Russian, though in later years he also painted members of the Imperial Russian elite, the intelligentsia, and the aristocracy, including Tsar Nicholas II. He is the author of many portraits, but he never painted faces, he painted real people. Repin rarely painted historical paintings. The most popular in this genre is The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mahmoud IV. He never painted anything substantial on the subject of the 1917 revolutions or the Soviet experiment that followed.< Less

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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