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The fifth installment of this best-selling series features 365 captivating entries about the most celebrated personalities in history Like its compulsively readable predecessors, The Intellectual Devotional Biographies is organized into seven categories, one for each day of the week. With their trademark wit and style, authors David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim offer an array The fifth installment of this best-selling series features 365 captivating entries about the most celebrated personalities in history Like its compulsively readable predecessors, The Intellectual Devotional Biographies is organized into seven categories, one for each day of the week. With their trademark wit and style, authors David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim offer an array of fascinating facts about major figures from Atilla the Hun to Desmond Tutu. In this daily devotional, learn about: • authors and artists, from Homer and Ovid to Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf • leaders, such as Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, and Napoleon Bonaparte • innovators, from Johannes Gutenberg to Isaac Newton to Werner Heisenberg • philosophers, including Socrates, Epicurus, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre • rebels and reformers, from Joan of Arc and Spartacus to Galileo and Che Guevara • preachers and prophets, including Lao-tzu, John the Baptist, Martin Luther, and Gandhi • villains, such as Benedict Arnold, Genghis Khan, Ivan the Terrible, and Jack the Ripper This volume shares the personal histories, accomplishments,and troubles of 365 people who have left an indelible mark on the world.


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The fifth installment of this best-selling series features 365 captivating entries about the most celebrated personalities in history Like its compulsively readable predecessors, The Intellectual Devotional Biographies is organized into seven categories, one for each day of the week. With their trademark wit and style, authors David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim offer an array The fifth installment of this best-selling series features 365 captivating entries about the most celebrated personalities in history Like its compulsively readable predecessors, The Intellectual Devotional Biographies is organized into seven categories, one for each day of the week. With their trademark wit and style, authors David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim offer an array of fascinating facts about major figures from Atilla the Hun to Desmond Tutu. In this daily devotional, learn about: • authors and artists, from Homer and Ovid to Oscar Wilde and Virginia Woolf • leaders, such as Queen Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, and Napoleon Bonaparte • innovators, from Johannes Gutenberg to Isaac Newton to Werner Heisenberg • philosophers, including Socrates, Epicurus, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre • rebels and reformers, from Joan of Arc and Spartacus to Galileo and Che Guevara • preachers and prophets, including Lao-tzu, John the Baptist, Martin Luther, and Gandhi • villains, such as Benedict Arnold, Genghis Khan, Ivan the Terrible, and Jack the Ripper This volume shares the personal histories, accomplishments,and troubles of 365 people who have left an indelible mark on the world.

30 review for The Intellectual Devotional Biographies: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Acquaint Yourself with the World's Greatest Personalities

  1. 5 out of 5

    Özgür Takmaz

    Çok kısa biyografiler. En azından büyük resmi görmek için bazı kırıntılar var.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Eric Weisheit

    Loved it! Like 365 mini-biographies ... If you're into that kinda thing ... And I am!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Zack McCullough

    This book serves two main purposes well: First, it's a great way to refresh yourself with the world's most famous "movers and shakers." There are of course going to be people the book doesn't mention that one might think it should, but overall it provides an inclusive covering of the world's figures including women, non-Westerners, People of Color, and those who weren't necessarily leaders, but rather influencers. Second, the book is a great way to introduce you to new names which can lead you t This book serves two main purposes well: First, it's a great way to refresh yourself with the world's most famous "movers and shakers." There are of course going to be people the book doesn't mention that one might think it should, but overall it provides an inclusive covering of the world's figures including women, non-Westerners, People of Color, and those who weren't necessarily leaders, but rather influencers. Second, the book is a great way to introduce you to new names which can lead you to look up more information on certain people and events that you have not heard of. The book also did a decent job of remaining as unbiased as possible by saying "critics say..." and " supporters say..." Overall, a handy book for any intellectual's library or coffee table.

  4. 5 out of 5

    David Roberts

    I had not heard of this series but was very pleased to discover it. Each day is a 2-3 page biographical reading on an important person in history, and each day is grouped into a different category (Sundays = Preachers and Prophets, Monday = Leaders, etc.) Each biography is well written, pithy and to the point. I learned a lot. Strongly recommend.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Meltem

    This is an unnecessary work because the author tells us biographies of the familiar people. He doesn't add one more level to our intellectual accumulation, just keeping it. For whatever it's worth, this work may be useful for teenagers or students but absolutely it's a rubbish for adult people!

  6. 5 out of 5

    levent çevik

    Çok kısa ve yüzeysel bilgiler içeriyor. Bu kadar kısa olacaksa daha dişe dokunur bilgiler içermesini beklerdim. Benim için zaman kaybı oldu.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    It’s the end of November and we finally finished Intellectual Devotional: Biographies. It’s our second book by Kidder & Oppenheim, and it took less than a year to read. I think we started last April 2014. We read at mealtime, usually breakfast. It gave us food for thought and discussion. We often found ourselves looking up more information on our iPads. Some of the biographies were like a history review. Others were people we’ve never heard of. It kept our minds working and gave us something to It’s the end of November and we finally finished Intellectual Devotional: Biographies. It’s our second book by Kidder & Oppenheim, and it took less than a year to read. I think we started last April 2014. We read at mealtime, usually breakfast. It gave us food for thought and discussion. We often found ourselves looking up more information on our iPads. Some of the biographies were like a history review. Others were people we’ve never heard of. It kept our minds working and gave us something to discuss besides the daily barrage of depressing world news. Reading together also gives us a reason to interact with one another, instead of looking at our glow-boxes at mealtime. All of the Intellectual Devotionals are definitely a good intellectual, nonreligious books and great to share with a partner. We’re moving on in the series to Modern Culture.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kimber

    Remember those daily devotional for religion same thing. But for those who what something to ponder on the way home. I got this book Fourth. I have hardback and kindle versions of these books. I stuffed notes and research items in the hardbacks. I can add notes to my kindle versions. I enjoy them and since my kindle goes everywhere with me. I always have something to read.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    I really like this book, well maybe not the first part. It begins at the beginning of history or almost it seems. I did however, feel very inspired to read more about many of the people included in this book. I felt inspired to consider my talents and the talents of people I know in a new light. A good read!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    I'm a history geek, so I love this sort of book -- a way to fill in the missing pieces of your history education. You take one mini-bio a day and you gradually work your way through a sampling of some of history's more interesting people. Good stuff.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Judith

    I have so enjoyed The Intellectual Devotional series. I learn so much from each of them. After reading this one, I have added Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies to my Books to Read list. It was written in 1405 which is probably the earliest feminist book written.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    I enjoyed this book and it makes a great present for someone who needs short bites of something to read. I learned a little about a lot of things and the extra trivia at the bottom of the pages is always fascinating. I highly recommend this whole series.

  13. 4 out of 5

    John

    I guess I just like learning about the people. Some of them cooler than others, of course.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    For people like me who weren't into biographies until recently, this book is great. I need to get the other volumes.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    I love this style of one page per person just enough information to keep you interested and decide who you'd like to know more about.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mert Cobanoglu

    vasatın altında bir kitap, entelektüelitenin paket bilgi içeren kitaplarla olmadığını anlamamız gerekiyor, Vikipedi erişiminiz yoksa kütüphanenizde bulundurun zira hiçbir farkı yok...

  17. 4 out of 5

    Paul

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  20. 5 out of 5

    Joe

  21. 5 out of 5

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  22. 4 out of 5

    Alison Kolb

  23. 5 out of 5

    Abbey

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dana Bui

  25. 4 out of 5

    Janet

  26. 5 out of 5

    Martin Surridge

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tjones

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michael Copeland

  29. 4 out of 5

    Faysalelahi

  30. 4 out of 5

    Judy Aukes

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