• Biography & Autobiography

My Word is My Bond

A Memoir
Author: Sir Roger Moore
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061980411
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 3163
One of the most recognizable big-screen stars of the past half-century, Sir Roger Moore played the role of James Bond longer than any other actor. Beginning with the classic Live and Let Die, running through Moonraker and A View to a Kill, Moore brought his finely honed wit and wry charm to one of Hollywood's most beloved and long-lasting characters. Still, James Bond was only one in a lifetime of roles stretching back to Hollywood's studio era, and encompassing stardom in theater and television on both sides of the Atlantic. From The Saint to Maverick, Warner Brothers to MGM, Hollywood to London to extreme locations the world over, Roger Moore's story is one of the last of the classic Hollywood lives as yet untold. Until now. From the dying days of the studio system and the birth of television, to the quips of Noël Coward and David Niven, to the bedroom scenes and outtakes from the Bond movies, Moore has seen and heard it all. Nothing is left out—especially the naughty bits. The "special effects" by which James Bond unzipped a dress with a magnet; the spectacular risks in The Spy Who Loved Me's opening scene; and Moore's preparation for facing down villains (he would imagine they all have halitosis): the stories in My Word is My Bond are priceless. Throughout his career, Moore hobnobbed with the glamorous and powerful, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Seymour, and Cary Grant among his contemporaries and friends. Included are stories of a foul-mouthed Milton Berle, a surly Richard Burton, and a kindhearted Richard Kiel, infamous as Bond enemy Jaws. As much as it is Moore's own exceptional story, My Word is My Bond is a treasure trove of Hollywood history.

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My Word is My Bond

A Memoir
Author: Roger Moore,Gareth Owen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061673889
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 3785
A memoir by the knighted actor best known for his portrayal of James Bond discusses how his career has been shaped by his iconic roles, his devotion to charity work, and his relationships with famous figures and fellow celebrities. 75,000 first printing.

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My Word is My Bond

The Autobiography
Author: Roger Moore
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1843174197
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 646
View: 5129
The quintessential suave hero, Roger Moore has had an extraordinary career that has spanned seven decades, from early television to the golden age of Hollywood and on to international superstardom. Dashing, handsome and every inch the archetypal English gentleman, he is unforgettable as The Saint, as Lord Brett Sinclair in The Persuaders! and, of course, as James Bond, making seven blockbusting films as arguably the most debonair of the 007s. For the first time, Roger shares his recollections of playing some of the world's most famous roles alongside a host of legendary stars. With myriad stories from his personal life - from his childhood in London and experiences during the Second World War, to the happy and turbulent times in his later life. Along with anecdotes about his encounters with the stars and his wonderful memories from the heyday of Hollywood, My Word is My Bond is as frank, funny and disarmingly charming as the legend himself.

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Last Man Standing

Tales from Tinseltown
Author: Roger Moore
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782432671
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 375
View: 1992
In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show-business scene. We all know him as an actor who has starred in films that have made him famous the world over, but he's also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur - in fact, he's well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, and someone who has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli and many more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud fu

    • Performing Arts

One Lucky Bastard

Tales from Tinseltown
Author: Roger Moore
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493015583
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
View: 7685
In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of Hollywood. Of course, he’s an actor and has starred in films that have made him famous the world over; but he’s also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur. Despite the fact that he is well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, on and off the screen he has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Moore lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. One Lucky Bastard features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers including, Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli, and many more. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, these extraordinary tales from the world of the movies is vintage Moore at his very best.

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Bond On Bond

Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies
Author: Sir Roger Moore
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789700
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 1309
The Bond movies remain the longest continually running film series in movie history. As the over 1 billion dollar worldwide take of last year’s Skyfall showed, James Bond remains an iconic and beloved franchise. While there have been other actors that have taken on the coveted role of James Bond, one of the most renowned and beloved 007s, is the charming and charismatic Sir Roger Moore. To celebrate these films and their cultural heritage, Roger Moore has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a wonderfully witty account of his own involvement in them. From the girls to the villains, the cars to the cocktails, the gadgets, locations and everything else, this beautiful book is illustrated with hundreds of iconic images from all the films plus many previously unseen photos from the Bond archive. This is the ultimate James Bond book, written by the ultimate insider, with all the affection and good humor Moore brought to the role. It is the perfect gift for all fans of these much loved films

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What's It All About?


Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448136482
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 592
View: 7785
From Alfred to Zulu, Michael Caine has been Britain's best-loved actor for half a century. Now, for the first time, he reveals the truth behind his remarkable life. From his time as an evacuee during the Blitz to his front-line military service in the Korean War, from his early days as an assistant stagehand to becoming Peter O'Toole's understudy, from walk-on parts in local theatres to blowing the bloody doors off with his legendary roles in Zulu and The Italian Job, Caine's life was never simple or easy. Discussing his little-known childhood and family alongside his hard-fought journey from London to Hollywood, Caine writes with astonishing candour about the good years and the lean years, bringing his unique charm and humour to his anecdotes and memories of a sprawling movie-making career. If you worked in Hollywood in the last few decades, you've probably worked with Michael Caine - and his accounts of his relationships with other superstars, both on and offscreen, make this autobiography essential reading for any fan not just of Michael Caine, but of film in general.

    • History

Sean Connery: A Biography


Author: Christopher Bray
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987573
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 8547
A biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life. Sean Connery’s creation of secret agent James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema, allowing a cash-strapped, morale-sapped country in decline to fancy itself still a player on the world stage. How can such worship not play havoc with one’s soul—especially a soul as painfully unprepared for the pressures of stardom as Connery’s? Spirited and argumentative, Christopher Bray’s Sean Connery is the story of an actor learning his craft on the job and, at the end of his career, of a man pressing his stardom into the service of a burgeoning political awareness.

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Roger Moore: À bientôt…


Author: Roger Moore
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782438629
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 1321
In this warm and engaging book, the late, great Sir Roger Moore reflects on life and ageing. Delivered, along with his own hand-drawn sketches, to his publisher shortly before he passed away, in À Bientôt, Roger looks back on his life - and gives it his trademark sideways glance, too. Nostalgic, funny, charming and, most importantly, very human, his reflections on age and ageing encompass all aspects of this universal experience, from reminiscences on childhood and 'what might have been'; keeping abreast of the ever-changing times; senior moments, memory and getting to grips with technology; the joys - and frustrations - of travel; work and play. Along with these he tells of the intense happiness - and some equally intense sadnesses - of family life. Featuring his own sketches throughout, this book sees Roger at his most open and forthright. The true stories and situations he shares in this warm and intimate book reveal a 'Bond Unbound', the human being inside the action-adventure character that made him so famous the world over. Always upbeat and - as ever - endearingly self-effacing and unpretentious, in À bientôt he shares the joys he experienced every day along with the tiny triumphs that life brings to us all at the most unexpected times.

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The Elephant to Hollywood


Author: Michael Caine
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429982863
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 4723
Charming, engaging, and surprisingly forthright, Michael Caine gives us his insider's view of Hollywood and the story of his brilliant second act When he was in his late fifties, Michael Caine believed his glamorous, rags-to-riches Hollywood career had come to an end. The scripts being sent his way were worse and worse. When one script really disappointed, he called the producer to complain about the part. The producer said, "No, no, we don't want you for the lover, we want you for the father." Salvation came in the unlikely form of his old friend Jack Nicholson, who convinced him to give acting one more shot. What followed was not only an incredible personal transformation but also one of the most radical comebacks in film history. Learning to accept his new role both on camera and in his own life, Caine went on to win his second Oscar, be knighted by the queen, and deliver some of his best performances to date. Now he shares the spectacular story of his life, from his humble upbringing in London's poverty-stricken Elephant and Castle, his military service, touching marriage and family life, and lively adventures with friends, to legendary meetings with fellow stars, forays as a restaurateur, and hilarious off-screen encounters from his glittering five-decade career. Caine brings his gift for storytelling and his insider's view to a tale that is funny, warm, and deeply honest.

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I'll Never Write My Memoirs


Author: Grace Jones,Paul Morley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476765081
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 2143
"Memoir from model and actress Grace Jones"--Provided by publisher.

    • Fiction

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man


Author: James Weldon Johnson
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775411214
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
View: 3973
James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is the fictional account of the life of a young American man in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. With his bi-racial heritage, the Ex-Colored Man is faced with the choice of embracing his black culture and its ragtime music, or passing as a white man and living a mediocre middle-class existence. While not actually an autobiography, Johnson based the book on his own life and the lives of people he knew.

    • Deafblind people

The Story of My Life


Author: Helen Keller,Annie Sullivan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Deafblind people
Page: 441
View: 9831

    • Young Adult Fiction

Autobiography of My Dead Brother


Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062046896
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 224
View: 484
The thing was that me and Rise were blood brothers, but sometimes I really didn't know him. . . . As Jesse fills his sketchbook with drawings and portraits of Rise, he tries to make sense of the complexities of friendship, loyalty, and loss in a neighborhood plagued by drive-bys, vicious gangs, and abusive cops.

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My Word Is My Bond

A Memoir
Author: Paul Weinberg
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595446256
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 168
View: 1213
"This personal memoir combines the story of a remarkable family, the history of turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants, Jewish cultural values, and the phenomenon of anti-Semitism." --- Publisher's web site

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The Word is Murder

A Novel
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443455490
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 941
**A Guardian 'Best Thriller of the Year!'** The New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty brilliantly reinvents the classic crime novel once again with this clever and inventive mystery starring a fictional version of the author himself as the Watson to a modern-day Holmes, investigating a case involving buried secrets, murder, and a trail of bloody clues. A woman crosses a London street. It is just after 11am on a bright spring morning, and she is going into a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later the woman is dead, strangled with a crimson curtain cord in her own home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric man as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case. And Hawthorne has a partner, the celebrated novelist Anthony Horowitz, curious about the case and looking for new material. As brusque, impatient, and annoying as Hawthorne can be, Horowitz—a seasoned hand when it comes to crime stories—suspects the detective may be on to something, and is irresistibly drawn into the mystery. But as the case unfolds, Horowitz realizes he’s at the center of a story he can’t control . . . and that his brilliant partner may be hiding dark and mysterious secrets of his own. A masterful and tricky mystery which plays games at many levels, The Word Is Murder is Anthony Horowitz at his very best.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Turtles All the Way Down


Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525555358
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
View: 2087
“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel. “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane


Author: Gucci Mane,Neil Martinez-Belkin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501165321
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 8821
Rapper Gucci Mane takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past -- the murder charge, years behind bars, addiction, career highs and lows -- the making of the Trap God. It is one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of music. -- Adapted from book jacket.

    • Fiction

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave


Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1910833819
Category: Fiction
Page: 106
View: 923
One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

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Playing It My Way

My Autobiography
Author: Sachin Tendulkar
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1473605199
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
View: 6231
The greatest run-scorer in the history of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar retired in 2013 after an astonishing 24 years at the top. The most celebrated Indian cricketer of all time, he received the Bharat Ratna Award - India's highest civilian honour - on the day of his retirement. Now Sachin Tendulkar tells his own remarkable story - from his first Test cap at the age of 16 to his 100th international century and the emotional final farewell that brought his country to a standstill. When a boisterous Mumbai youngster's excess energies were channelled into cricket, the result was record-breaking schoolboy batting exploits that launched the career of a cricketing phenomenon. Before long Sachin Tendulkar was the cornerstone of India's batting line-up, his every move watched by a cricket-mad nation's devoted followers. Never has a cricketer been burdened with so many expectations; never has a cricketer performed at such a high level for so long and with such style - scoring more runs and making more centuries than any other player, in both Tests and one-day games. And perhaps only one cricketer could have brought together a shocked nation by defiantly scoring a Test century shortly after terrorist attacks rocked Mumbai. His many achievements with India include winning the World Cup and topping the world Test rankings. Yet he has also known his fair share of frustration and failure - from injuries and early World Cup exits to stinging criticism from the press, especially during his unhappy tenure as captain. Despite his celebrity status, Sachin Tendulkar has always remained a very private man, devoted to his family and his country. Now, for the first time, he provides a fascinating insight into his personal life and gives a frank and revealing account of a sporting life like no other.