Biographies have been found to have been written as far back as 5BC and beyond, originally with the intention of praising the person being written - as in 'Life of Evagoras' which was written by Isocrates. This format soon gave way to church-oriented biographies with important people within the Church, later replaced on the British royal family in ancient biographies - Real Stories of kings and queens who lived during the Middle Ages. This period of history also led to a variant of the traditional biography - that of the fictional biography as written by Sir Thomas Malory: 'Le Morte d'Arthur' on the life of the fictional King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Biographies began to develop over the centuries passed, and, starting from 18 th century, biography and autobiography became synonymous with the lives of people in the public eye. Samuel Johnson had much to do with the kind that allows biography of evolution, including stories and anecdotes rather than just as a chronicler of the life of a person. Meanwhile, split between English and appeared to represent his American counterpart, the second proposed by Thomas Carlyle. Carlyle said that the biography was an essential and necessary part of history and should be treated as such, eventually emerge with an identity all its own. Today biographies covered the lives of people in many other fields such as science, mathematics and technology, theater and performance art and sport 'staff.
What Ulysses S. Grant have in common with Sir Claude Auchinleck, Sergei Gorchkov, Wellington, Montgomery and Sitting Bull? Do you give up? The answer is given to you in the book published by The Times, with a preface written by William Hague, who is also the author of this book: 'Great Military Lives: Leadership and Courage - from Waterloo to the Falklands in Obituaries. "What What makes a great hero? In fact, what gives someone that extra 'something' that allows them to produce such courage in adversity, who pay the highest price?
This book represents an assortment of military commanders whose obituaries have been collected in this book. This is a biography about the surprising leader of men: their obituaries are discussed in this book by the writer of the Times obituaries of military, Major General Michael Tillotson. While their actions were required to capture the imagination of the reader, the same author, William Hague, also had a checkered background, being one of the youngest up-and-coming British conservatives to jump to the forefront, to become Secretary of State for Wales in 1995 and then Shadow Foreign Secretary. This book is written with insight and power, as the story of Harry Patch, who was the last surviving veteran from the trenches of the First World War. The book, written by Harry Patch himself and co-written by Richard van Emden, offers a stunning overview in trench warfare of a bygone era and contemporary society at that time. Harry Patch who recently passed away, July 25, 2009 at the age of 111 years is amazing.
Inside the magical pages of our site you will find a wide range of genres. This is represented in our biography section with a cornucopia of delights: artists, architects and photographers, the British royal family: people in business and finance that have captured the imagination of the authors, biographers, and authors of children younger adults plus those whose essays, diaries and letters have brought joy to their readers, and movie stars, television and music are always fair game for the pens of the biographers. Meanwhile, the gay and lesbian scene today certainly lends itself to be the subject of a manuscript, while those people in the eyes of the public who have decided to 'get out of the closet' is also a popular subject for biographers to write about. So much has been written about the medical, legal, and social sciences and, likewise, novelists, poets and playwrights.