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Ada's algorithm - how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age Ada's algorithm - how Lord Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace launched the digital age

Behind every great man, there's a great woman; no other adage more aptly describes the relationship between Charles Babbage, the man credited with thinking up the concept of the programmable computer, and mathematician Ada Lovelace, whose contributions, according to Essinger, proved indispensable to Babbage's invention. The Analytical Engine was a series of cogwheels, gear-shafts, camshafts, and power transmission rods controlled by a punch-card system based on the Jacquard loom. Lovelace, the o

Oct 25, 2014
American general - the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman American general - the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman

Oct 25, 2014
Founders' son - a life of Abraham Lincoln Founders' son - a life of Abraham Lincoln

Oct 20, 2014
George Marshall - a biography George Marshall - a biography

Presents a complete picture of the life of George C. Marshall, from his childhood and military training through his role as chief of staff of the U.S. Army during World War II and his leadership efforts as Secretary of State in rebuilding post-war Europe.

Oct 25, 2014
Limonov Limonov

"This deft, timely translation of French writer and filmmaker Carrere's sparkling 2011 biography of Edward Limonov is an enthralling portrait of a man and his times. The subtitle is no exaggeration: Limonov, a prolific and celebrated author, cofounder of Russia's National Bolshevik Party, onetime coleader of the Drugaya Rossiya opposition movement, and current head of Strategy-31 (which organizes protests in Russia aimed at securing the right to peacefully assemble), has led an extraordinary lif

Oct 25, 2014
On his own terms - a life of Nelson Rockefeller On his own terms - a life of Nelson Rockefeller

The definitive life of one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century, this biography draws on thousands of newly available documents and interviews, including Rockefeller's own unpublished reminiscences. Grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, Nelson coveted the White House from childhood. Before he was thirty he had helped his father develop Rockefeller Center and his mother establish the Museum of Modern Art. At 32 he was Franklin Roosevelt's wartime coordinator

Oct 25, 2014
The marquis - Lafayette reconsidered The marquis - Lafayette reconsidered

Oct 20, 2014
Victoria - a life Victoria - a life

Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of a momentous epoch in Britain's history -- and the world's.

Oct 25, 2014
Without you, there is no us - my time with the sons of North Korea's elite Without you, there is no us - my time with the sons of North Korea's elite

"A ... memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign"--Amazon.com

Oct 20, 2014