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Unended Quest An Intellectual Autobiography

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English | 2002 | pages: 328 | ISBN: 0415285909 | EPUB | 2,2 mb
At the age of eight, Karl Popper was puzzling over the idea of infinity and by fifteen was beginning to take a keen interest in his father’s well-stocked library of books. Unended Quest recounts these moments and many others in the life of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, providing an indispensable account of the ideas that influenced him most. As an introduction to Popper’s philosophy, Unended Quest also shines. Popper lucidly explains the central ideas in his work, making this book ideal for anyone coming to Popper’s life and work for the first time.


Mr Nice An Autobiography

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English | 1998 | pages: 496 | ISBN: 1786893002 | EPUB | 1,0 mb
At the height of his powers, Howard Marks – or ‘Mr Nice’ – was smuggling up to thirty tons of dope from Pakistan and Thailand to America and Canada. How did a nice Welsh boy and Oxford graduate end up with forty-three aliases, eighty-nine phone lines and twenty-five companies to his name, and contacts within MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia?


Lucky Man The Autobiography

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English | 2017 | pages: 222 | ISBN: 1472126483, 1472126505 | EPUB | 12,6 mb
Greg Lake first won acclaim as lead vocalist, bass guitarist and producer when, together with Robert Fripp, he formed King Crimson. Their first album, the landmark In the Court of the Crimson King, co-produced by Greg, featured the iconic song ’21st Century Schizoid Man’. King Crimson pioneered progressive rock and paved the way for many famous bands that followed, from Yes and Genesis to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.


A Very Capable Life The Autobiography of Zarah Petri

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English | 2009 | pages: 208 | ISBN: 1897425414 | EPUB | 2,2 mb
Zarah Petri was just a little girl when her family left Hungary to find a new life in Canada in the 1920s. She showed spunk and a great imagination that would serve her well as a new immigrant and young married woman. Zarah and her family lived through the Depression, and she learned to make ends meet in any way she could, even bending the law if necessary. Her son John writes this touching memoir, told in the first person, in Zarah’s own unique voice. Her remembrances are sometimes funny, sometimes sad but always entertaining.


Reading the Rocks The Autobiography of the Earth [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B0BLXZB3HY | 2023 | 8 hours and 9 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 236 MB
Author: Marcia Bjornerud
Narrator: Alma Cuervo

To many of us, the Earth’s crust is a relic of ancient, unknowable history. But to a geologist, stones are richly illustrated narratives, telling gothic tales of cataclysm and reincarnation. For more than four billion years, in beach sand, granite, and garnet schists, the planet has kept a rich and idiosyncratic journal of its past. Fulbright Scholar Marcia Bjornerud takes the listener along on an eye-opening tour of Deep Time, explaining in elegant prose what we see and feel beneath our feet. Both scientist and storyteller, Bjornerud uses anecdotes and metaphors to remind us that our home is a living thing with lessons to teach. She shows how our planet has long maintained a delicate balance, and how the global give-and-take has sustained life on Earth through numerous upheavals. But with the rapidly escalating effects of human beings on their home planet, that cosmic balance is being threatened-and the consequences may be catastrophic. Containing a glossary and detailed timescale, as well as vivid descriptions and historic accounts, Reading the Rocks is literally a history of the world, for all friends of the Earth.


The Great Train Robber My Autobiography The Inside Story of Britain’s Most Notorious Heist [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B0BWNQ6HL9 | 2023 | 11 hours and 49 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 342 MB
Author: Chris Pickard
Narrator: Nick Reynolds

What is it that fascinates so many people about Ronnie Biggs and makes him a household name sixty years on from the crime that made his name? Is it the man or the myth that makes Ron a latter-day Robin Hood, and the odd man out who is best remembered from a gang of sixteen who held up a mail train in August 1963? This book covers Ron’s entire life including the Great Train Robbery, his conviction and subsequent escape from HMP Wandsworth. Ron tells how he managed to outrun and outthink the posse of law enforcement officers and the media that chased him around the world as one of its most wanted men. From his time in Australia, to his discovery and arrest in Brazil in 1974, it is all included here. It covers the two attempts to kidnap him, and his son Mike’s rise to stardom.


Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin [Audiobook] (2023)

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English | July 26, 2023 | ASIN: B0CCWBG554 | M4B@128 kbps | 5h 35m | 305 MB
Author: Benjamin Franklin | Narrator: Gregory T Luzitano
Despite his lack of wealth or power, Franklin’s exceptional genius and accomplishments make him the epitome of a self-made individual. Embark on a captivating and challenging journey through the life of Benjamin Franklin, as his life exemplifies the virtues, values, and spirit of the American man.


A Spectacle of Dust The Autobiography

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English | 2011 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B005955PG0 | M4B@64 Kbps | ASIN: B005955PG0 | 250 Mb
Read by Philip Jackson with an introduction by Sean Bean.
After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher, and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for television programs such as The Professionals, Postlethwaite’s first success came with the acclaimed British film Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He then received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Name of the Father in 1993. His performance as the mysterious lawyer "Kobayashi" in The Usual Suspects is well-known, and he appeared in many successful films including Alien 3, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (as Friar Lawrence), and in Inception with Leonardo di Caprio.


Beyond the Light Barrier The Autobiography of Elizabeth Klarer Ed 3

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English | ISBN: 1891824775 | 2009 | 224 pages | AZW3 | 654 KB
This is the autobiographical story of Elizabeth Klarer, a South African woman, and Akon, an astrophysicist from Meton, a planet of Proxima Centuri that, at a distance of about 4.3 light years, is our nearest stellar neighbor. Elizabeth was taken in his spaceship to Meton, where she lived with him and his family for four months and where she bore his child. Her life on Meton is fascinatingly described. Akon brought Elizabeth back to Earth after the birth of their son and continued to visit her thereafter.