No country, no churchyard: Why the body of Joseph Brodsky was buried only a year and a half after his departure
The fate of the brilliant poet Joseph Brodsky was not always kind to him. At home, he was persecuted, he was placed in a psychiatric clinic, and after emigration was…

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Irina Erenburg and she Paleeva: Wonderful story of mutual rescue the daughter of a famous writer and girls, nearly shot by the Nazis
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What to read: 6 motivating and fascinating biographies of famous people

The path of man to the heights of fame and success is of great interest, and if the life of a celebrity is written in a living language, the value of such a book increases many times. Our today’s review presents fascinating biographies of people who confidently went to their dream, fell, suffered, rose and again went forward, overcoming difficulties in order to achieve the goal.

Bruce Lee “the Way of perfection»

Interest in the personality of the legendary actor Bruce Lee does not weaken over the years. Since his departure, it has been 45 years, but in Russian the book “the Way of perfection” was published for the first time.

Contrary to the screen image of the actor, on the pages of the book the reader will be able to meet another Bruce: an ordinary man, husband and father. The same book gives an idea of Bruce Lee’s own philosophy of life, introduces his poetic creativity and thoughts about the meaning of life, his worldviews at the junction of two cultures. The book presents many rare photos of Bruce Lee, collected his notes and letters. Bruce Lee as if confesses, opening to the reader from an unfamiliar side.

Brian J. Jones, “George Lucas. Path Of The Jedi»

In the book, the famous film Director and producer is not shown in the best light. On the contrary, his revelations are sometimes shocking and sometimes thought-provoking. Author biography Brian Jay Jones tells how difficult it was given a George Lucas script the Star wars, how painful he sometimes sat at my Desk for eight hours straight, not having in mind not a single sensible thought and stupidly gazing on the pristine page.
He is from everlasting debtor has become a billionaire, I learned to replace the routine of unusual technical solutions. The reader has a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the secrets of a successful personality, and possibly adopt some of the techniques of George Lucas.

Tom Sean “Woody Allen. Comedian with a sad soul»

Tom Sean’s book will be very interesting to fans of woody Allen, his unique style and his amazing movies. The author of the book brought together a wealth of material about the life and work of the Director and writer, paying tribute to the great master of cinema.

The book contains many interviews from different years, memories of friends and family, their impressions of woody Allen, primarily as a person. Rare photos from the set and from the personal archive of the master generously flavored comments of the hero. “Woody Allen. A comedian with a sad soul. Illustrated biography” just can not leave the reader indifferent at the time of contact with the personality of a talented person, a master of his craft.

The grandson of a linear politician shares in the book his impressions of his grandfather, Nelson Mandela, and the lessons of life that he managed to teach. In the book you can get acquainted not with the political leader and reformer, but with an ordinary man who has his weaknesses and his dreams. And a passionate desire to convey a beloved grandson all his experience, his own wisdom and the wisdom of the ages Xhosa tribe.

The great Nelson Mandela is presented in the book as he was seen by members of his family. And his grandson, whom the great grandfather helped to gain faith in themselves and pass to an ancient rite of passage in men.

The life story of one of the greatest players of our time are described in detail, with a description of the difficulties that stand in the way of Zinedine Zidane. The boy, who was born in one of the poorest areas of Marseille, managed to achieve truly brilliant success thanks to his own hard work and undeniable talent.

The story of the ascent, which began with torn boots and ended with incredible success and worldwide popularity of the great player. Today he does not know the need, but does not consider it possible to forget where he began his journey to fame and popularity.

Tommy Hilfiger, “My way to dream»

The great American fashion designer, the founder of the brand bearing his name, tells in his autobiography about how he went to his dream. He was an unloved child in a large family, was ill with dyslexia, but he was able to dream productively.

He refused to obey the will of his parents and instead of getting an engineering education decided to study business in practice. Already in the year of his majority, he became the owner of his first store, and by 30 years the turnover of his company amounted to billions.

Tommy Hilfiger very sincerely and frankly shares with readers the story of his success, talks about his UPS and downs, intrigues and betrayals, true friendship and loyalty to the dream.

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