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The Resource Pluck : exploits of the single-minded, Michael Burge, (electronic resource)

Pluck : exploits of the single-minded, Michael Burge, (electronic resource)

Label
Pluck : exploits of the single-minded
Title
Pluck
Title remainder
exploits of the single-minded
Statement of responsibility
Michael Burge
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Leaving a mark on history is usually the result of courage, but it always starts by simply making a stand. Since 2009, Australian journalist Michael Burge has written about single-minded individuals who faced fear, grief and oppression, yet went through with defiant acts of social and cultural rebellion. Many of them got a very bad name in the process, or had their motives shrouded in mystery. Pluck is Michael's re-examination of several divas, dilettantes, groundbreakers, chameleons, rebels and heroes faced with crossroads, comebacks and reinventions. From international cultural figures such as Whitney Houston, Meryl Streep and Angela Lansbury, and writers E. M. Forster, Agatha Christie, William Shakespeare and Helene Hanff; to lesser-known artists such as Australia's unsung costume designer Orry-Kelly and England's wayward Brontë brother Branwell, Michael digs deep into extraordinary lives. Along the way, he records encounters with people whose courage put them in the line of critical fire, through coming out, such as Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe; and through making a stand for the sake of their working style, like Australian actor Judy Davis. This fascinating collection reveals new perspectives on fame but also sheds a timely light on lives, which may never be acclaimed, yet went where angels fear to tread
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Burge, Michael
Dewey number
302.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Fame
  • Glory
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Pluck : exploits of the single-minded, Michael Burge, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14125871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780994388742
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14125871
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14125871
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pluck : exploits of the single-minded, Michael Burge, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14125871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780994388742
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14125871
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14125871
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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