The Intellectual Devotional Biographies by David S. Kidder
Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Acquaint Yourself with the World's Greatest Personalities

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The world's most celebrated, brilliant, despicable, and memorable characters are the stars of this fifth and final installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series. Like its compulsively readable predecessors, The Intellectual Devotional: Biographies offers a year's worth of knowledge, one page for each day of the week.

On Monday, you might learn that Queen Elizabeth I was pursued by many suitors during her reign as England's monarch; on Wednesday, that Alexander Graham Bell invented one of the first metal detectors in an effort to locate the bullet that killed President Garfield; and on Friday, that Mississippi native Tennessee Williams, born Thomas Lanier Williams III, acquired his unusual moniker as a college nickname. Along the way you will meet hundreds of other legendary authors and artists; leaders; innovators; philosophers; rebels and reformers; preachers and prophets; and villains.

Sure to please "devoted intellectuals" as well as newcomers to this absorbing series, The Intellectual Devotional: Biographies takes you into the lives, loves, accomplishments, and vices of 365 people who have left an indelible mark on the world.

About David S. Kidder

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David Kidder is an entrepreneur with a wide range of technology and marketing expertise. He is the cofounder and CEO of Clickable, an online advertising Web software service. He lives in Westchester, NY.   Noah Oppenheim, a writer and Emmy-winning television producer, is currently vice president, creative affairs of Reveille, where he oversees all unscripted development. He lives in Los Angeles.
Published May 11, 2010 by Rodale. 386 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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