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Nine Lives of the 20th Century

ByCharles C. Cordova

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Nine lives. Five men, four women. What do they have in common? Not their careers, for one was a singer (Libby Holman), two were actresses (Vivian Vance and Lina Basquette), one was an actor (John Gilbert) and another was a silent screen comedian (Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle); one was a Nazi (Rudolf Hoess), one was an adventurer (Richard Halliburton), another was a debutante (Brenda Frazier) and one created Mickey Mouse and Disneyland (Walt Disney). What they share is the fact that each of them lived a life that was truly fascinating — not merely interesting, but genuinely fascinating — from start to finish. Cowardice, infidelity, greed, betrayal, and murder are to be found in these pages, as well as nobility of spirit, greatness of achievement, depth of self-sacrifice and strength of character. Most of us find the former more interesting than the latter, but both are worthy of our consideration. There are also more than 350 "mini-bios" of other people mentioned in this book.

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Publication Date
Oct 1, 2007
Language
English
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Charles C. Cordova

Specifications

Pages
498
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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