Madonna – An Intimate Biography by J Randy Taraborrelli (PDF)

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Download Madonna – An Intimate Biography PDF eBook. Download the biography of the biggest pop diva to recent day by J Randy Taraborrelli.

Whereas other books about Madonna have been based on previously published material, this biography is the result of ten years of exclusive interviews with people who are speaking publicly for the first time, including close friends, business associates and even family members. J. Randy Taraborrelli has also interviewed the star herself on numerous occasions and he draws on these first-hand experiences to bring Madonna to life as not merely a tabloid delight, but as a flesh-and-blood woman with human foibles and weaknesses, as well as great strengths and ambitions. Madonna – An Intimate Biography is an account of the life of an entertainer who is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular, trendsetting figures of the late 20th century.

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Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis (PDF)

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Download Scar Tissue PDF eBook. Download the autobiography of Anthony Kiedis, one of the most important figure in modern rock ‘n’ roll.

In 1983, four self-described “knuckleheads” burst out of the mosh-pitted mosaic of the neo-punk rock scene in L.A. with their own unique brand of cosmic hardcore mayhem funk. Over twenty years later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, against all odds, have become one of the most successful bands in the world. Though the band has gone through many incarnations, Anthony Kiedis, the group’s lyricist and dynamic lead singer, has been there for the whole roller-coaster ride… Scar Tissue is a story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption–a story that could only have come out of the world of rock.

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Life by Keith Richards (PDF)

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Download Life PDF eBook. Download the autobiography of Keith Richards, member of the Rolling Stones and one of the most influential guitar players.

With The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the songs that roused the world, and he lived the original rock and roll life… Now, at last, the man himself tells his story of life in the crossfire hurricane. Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records, learning guitar and forming a band with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones’s first fame and the notorious drug busts that led to his enduring image as an outlaw folk hero. Creating immortal riffs like the ones in “Jumping Jack Flash” and “Honky Tonk Women.” His relationship with Anita Pallenberg and the death of Brian Jones. Tax exile in France, wildfire tours of the U.S., isolation and addiction. Falling in love with Patti Hansen. Estrangement from Jagger and subsequent reconciliation. Marriage, family, solo albums and Xpensive Winos, and the road that goes on forever… With his trademark disarming honesty, Keith Richard brings us the story of a life we have all longed to know more of, unfettered, fearless, and true.

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Just Kids by Patti Smith (PDF)

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It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max’s Kansas City, where the Andy Warhol contingent held court… Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists’ ascent, a prelude to fame.

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Leonardo by Martin Kemp (PDF)

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Download Leonardo PDF eBook. Download the biography of Leonardo Da Vinci one of the most iconic and enigmatic person in art and science by Martin Kemp.

How can we best understand Leonardo? How did his mind work? Was he basically an artist who also pursued science and technology, or was “science” central to his artistic vision? In Leonardo, Martin Kemp offers a vivid portrait of the Renaissance giant that answers these questions and more. The book takes us on an absorbing journey through the life and work of Leonardo… More important, the author examines the ideas underlying Leonardo’s investigations of nature, illuminating his vision of the artist-engineer as matching nature itself in his creativity. Kemp argues that Leonardo’s apparent diversities reveal a desire to find an inner unity in the functioning of everything in the observable world.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance (PDF)

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Download Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future PDF eBook. Download the biography of one of the most influential person in the latest tech industry by Ashlee Vance.

Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, sold one of his internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius’s life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits. Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk is an amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

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Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson (PDF)

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Download Einstein: His Life and Universe PDF eBook. Download the biography of the most well-known scientist by Walter Isaacson.

Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk–a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate–became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals… These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.

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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (PDF)

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Download Steve Jobs PDF eBook. Download the bestselling biography of the iconic person in tech industry by Walter Isaacson.

Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing… At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

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