Jacqueline Auriol – An Amazing World Record Pilot

Jacqueline Auriol – An Amazing World Record Pilot

Posted by in Careers, Life Stories, Women on 12. Feb, 2010 | 4 Comments

In my searches for amazing people, I have found people who succeeded despite the odds. Today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the lady who broke many world aviation records, despite having been badly injured in a plane flown by someone else. As a result, she required 22 operations to her face and […]

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Amazing Music Career

Amazing Music Career

Posted by in Careers, Entertainment, Life Stories, Self Development on 10. Feb, 2010 | 1 Comment

Who wrote Alexander’s Rag Time Band and also Easter Parade? Here are some clues. He was born in Siberia. His family were persecuted. With little money,  his parents took him and their seven other children to the USA. Israel Baline was only 5 years of age at the time. His only memory of Siberia was […]

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Accidents and Amazing Achievements

Accidents and Amazing Achievements

Posted by in Cities, London, People, Places on 09. Feb, 2010 | 5 Comments

While writing about amazing people, I found that many of them came to fame because of accidents. Sir Christopher Wren is well known as the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. But, it was only because of an accident that he got the job.  Just after midnight, on September 2nd in 1666 the bakers […]

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Making Money and Amazing Charity – Andrew Carnegie’s Life

Making Money and Amazing Charity – Andrew Carnegie’s Life

Posted by in Careers, Entrepreneurs, Life Stories on 06. Feb, 2010 | 3 Comments

Andrew Carnegie had little education, but he was a quick learner and owner of big business organizations. But, he started in poverty.  His father, William, was a poor weaver in Dunfermline, Scotland, who borrowed the money for tickets to emigrate to the USA in 1848.  Little did he know, that his son would become the richest man […]

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Olympics in London

Olympics in London

Posted by in London, People, Places on 05. Feb, 2010 | 15 Comments

As part of my interest in amazing people, I have started to write a new book on the Amazing People of London as seen through eyes of those who made major contributions. Some of the people I met in my research may surprise you. William the Conqueror arrived from Normandy in 1066 and ruled as […]

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E-books or Printed Books?

E-books or Printed Books?

Posted by in People, Self Development on 01. Feb, 2010 | 1 Comment

How do you prefer to read – looking at a screen or holding some paper in your hands? I have been asking a few people their views. There is no doubt that older people enjoy the feel and touch of a book. Young people under 18 years of age have grown up looking at screens […]

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    I created the AmazingPeople series of BioViews books and audios based on my research and experience into famous people and places. This blog gives an insight into the writing, people and places I have visited along the way on this exciting journey with amazing people at my side.