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Whatever it Takes: The Price of Power, the Cost of Creativity
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Peter Deakin
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Whatever it Takes: The Price of Power, the Cost of Creativity

Peter Deakin


9781925043433

Halstead


Music: styles & genres;
Biography: historical, political & military;
Biography: literary;
Biography: religious & spiritual;
History;
General & world history


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208 pages

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What do Julius Caesar, Aung San Suu Kyi, Thomas More and , Pope Innocent III all share?.

What eanbled a deaf Beethoven, a blind Milton, a syphilitic Schubert and a certifiable Virginia Woolf to create memorable masterpieces?

Peter Deakin takes a new ;ook at heroic leaders - leaders who used their power to inflict suffering and death. And a new look at geniuses, who endured misery as the price of their creativity. ahis bold analysis shows how they summoned Whatever It Takes - letting nothing stand in the way as they left indelible marks on the world.

In war, government, art, literature and music, he finds high achievers calling on strengths that perhaps we all possess to some degree Everyone knows names like Lincoln and Van Gogh. But the Altamira cave painters are forever anonymous, and who remembers cruel Queen Ranavalona? Yet the evidence assembled here, even about the best known names , will shock and entertain every reader.

By:   Peter Deakin
Imprint:   Halstead
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781925043433
ISBN 10:   1925043436
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

- Brief profiles of household names, the celebrities of the past.- Thought provoking discussion of a fascinating issue. - Colour illustrations.

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