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    Gore Vidal, American Writer  
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. As a well-known public intellectual, he was known for his patrician manner and witty aphorisms. Vidal's grandfather was the U.S....
 
    Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady  
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century an...
 
    The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway  
The Sun Also Rises was Ernest Hemingway's first big novel, and immediately established Hemingway as one of the great prose stylists, and one of the preeminent writers of his time. It is also the book that encapsulates the angst of the post-...
 
    Queen Elizabeth II  
Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and twelve countries that have become independent since her accession on 6 February 1952: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands...
 
    David Attenborough, English Naturalist  
Sir David Frederick Attenborough is an English broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for 60 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunc...
 
    Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence  
Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the monumental work that assured T.E. Lawrence's place in history as "Lawrence of Arabia." Not only a consummate military history, but also a colorful epic and a lyrical exploration of the mind of a great man, thi...
 
    Marilyn Monroe  
Marilyn Monroe personified Hollywood glamour with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a '50s sex goddess. Her apparen...
 
    Michel Foucault, French Philosopher  
Michel Foucault was a French philosopher and historian. He held a chair at the Collège de France, giving it the title "History of Systems of Thought" and taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1975 until his death in 1984. H...
 
    Miles Davis  
Miles Dewey Davis III was one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century. A trumpeter, bandleader and composer, Davis was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz after World War II. He played on...
 
    Raj Kumar, Bollywood Actor  
Raaj Kumar was the best bollywood Indian actor. He smoked so much and that's why he had a throat disease and he died. He is always going to be remembered by the Indian (India) people forever. His most notable performances were in hit movies...
 
    Allen Ginsberg, Poet Beat Generation  
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet who vigorously opposed militarism, materialism and sexual repression. In the 1950s, Ginsberg was a leading figure of the Beat Generation. Ginsberg's epic poem "Howl", in which he celebrates his fell...
 
    Sergio Pininfarina, Automobile Designer  
Sergio Pininfarina, born Sergio Farina, was an Italian automobile designer and Senator for life. Pininfarina was born at Turin. After joining his father Battista Farina at Carrozzeria Pininfarina, he quickly became integral to the company,...
 
    Fidel Castro, President Republic of Cuba  
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also...
 
    Chuck Berry, The Rock & Roll Pioneer  
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry is an American guitarist, singer, and song writer. Chuck Berry is an immensely influential figure, and one of the pioneers of rock & roll music. Cub Koda wrote, "Of all the early breakthrough rock & rol...
 
    Being and Time, Heidegger  
This book simultaneously gave voice to and shaped some of the central ideas of 20th Century thought and culture. Few books can equal it in importance. It is very hard--don't imagine that you can pick it up and read it on your own--but it is...
 
       
 
         
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