"Life of Remarkable People" series exists since 1890. It includes books about famous individuals from many walks of life - writers, scientists, politicians, military leaders, and many others.
Имя царя Василия Ивановича Шуйского связано с самыми тяжелыми страницами в истории русской Смуты начала XVII века - восстанием Болотникова, осадой Москвы Тушинским Вором, открытой интервенцией польского короля Сигизмунда III, катастрофическим поражением русских войск под Клушином в 1610 году и, как итог, сдачей Москвы полякам. Сам царь, сведенный с...
"Dostoevsky is Russia in its essence, with all of its aspects of darkness and light. And he is the biggest contribution of Russia to the spiritual life of the world."These are the words of Berdyaev, but many scholars and non-scholars agree with them in d
French philosopher, historian, intellectual, critic and sociologist. He held a chair at the Colle de France with the title "History of Systems of Thought," and also taught at the University of California, Berkeley. Foucault is best known for his critica
Leonid Nikolaievich Andreyev was a Russian playwright, novelist and short-story writer, who is considered to be a father of Expressionism in Russian literature. He is one of the most talented and prolific representatives of the Silver Age period.
Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky (1863 ? 1938) was a Russian actor and theatre director. The Stanislavsky system would inspire numerous acting teachers in America whose teachings became a dominant force in film acting, especially in the period after Wo
Charles Robert Darwin (1809 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that
A complete biography of a Russian poet, essayist and translator of the Romantic era. Batyushkov also served in the diplomatic corps, spending an extended period in 1818 and 1819 as a secretary to the Russian diplomatic mission at Naples.
A biography of an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are pa
This woman's name is surrounded by myths and fantasies. Reactions to the works and practices of this well-known theosoph vary widely-from rough admiration of the hidden possibilities of human reason, which Helena Blavatskaia studied, to violent disapprov
Ilyushin was a Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design bureau. He became interested in aviation in 1910 and was qualified as a pilot in World War I. After obtaining a degree in engineering from the Air Force Academy in 1926, he s
Rokossovskiy was a Polish-origin Soviet career officer who was a Marshal of the Soviet Union, as well as Marshal of Poland and Polish Defence Minister. He was famously known for his service in the Eastern Front, where he received high esteem for his outs
This book contains the biography of one of the most famous Latin American politicians since Fidel Castro. Hugo Chavez is the current president of Venezuela, a post he has held since 1999. Chavez has been called the most charismatic politician in the moder
It is difficult to find a story more famous and wide-spread than that of Moses. According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Children of Israel, were increasing in number and the Egyptian Pharaoh was worried that they mi
For the first time in Russian, the artistic and scientific biography of Aleksandr Sergeevich Griboedov, author of 'Woe from Wit,' a brilliant musician, diplomat, and lover of women, is available. This book, based on archived documents, presents an authen
Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899 1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image. He won the Nobel Prize
A biography of the controversial Boris El'tsin, who rose up in the ranks of the Communist Party during the Gorbachev years, was kicked out of the party, staged a political comeback and became the first President of an independent Russia.
Arkady Averchenko is a "king of laughter", Russian Mark Twain, author of many short stories, editor of satirical magazines. His personality still remains a puzzle and his life is full of riddles: he never got married, his pamphlets got high reviews from V
Zahar Prilepin, one of the most known young writers, offers the version of the biography of last Russian classic Leonid Leonov who has lived a life full of tragical collisions. Separate chapters are devoted to Leonov's difficult relationships with Esenin,