Barack Obama

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E.L. James

Biography

Date of birth: 7 March 1963

Erika Leonard, better known by her pen name E.L. James is British author of bestselling erotic romance novel trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. The combined novels have sold over 35 million copies in the United States, and over 70 million copies worldwide, setting the record for the fastest selling paperback of all time. In 2012, she was named one of the World's 100 Most Influential People.

In 1963, James was born Erika Mitchell, to a Chilean mother and a Scottish father, a BBC cameraman. Raised in Buckinghamshire, James studied history at the University of Kent, before becoming a studio manager's assistant at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield.

James initially wrote fanfiction under the pen name "Snowqueens Icedragon", with her most notable work being a Twilight fanfiction that eventually developed into Fifty Shades of Grey, and subsequent film adaptation. James has spoken of her shock at the success of the book. James described Fifty Shades as "my midlife crisis, writ large. All my fantasies are there, and that's it." She did not start to write until January 2009, but as since, she has topped the Forbes' list of the highest-earning authors with earnings of $95m for Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Fifty Shades trilogy centers on the life of Anastasia Steele, a 21-year-old college student. Due to an illness, Steele's friend Kate persuades her to take Kate's place and interview 27-year-old Christian Grey, a very successful and wealthy young entrepreneur. The story goes on to follow the dark and erotic relationship between Steele and Grey as their relationship and interaction develops.

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Of Thee I Sing

Of Thee I Sing

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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped his nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of...
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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Hardback)

by President Barack Obama, et al.

Format: Hardback 40 pages
Published: 16/11/2010
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The Promise of America: Barack Obama's Plan to Restore America's Greatness

The Promise of America: Barack Obama's Plan to Restore America's Greatness (Paperback)

by [Then] Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 160 pages
Published: 01/04/2009
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Yes We Can! Speeches of Barack Obama

Yes We Can! Speeches of Barack Obama (Audio CD)

by President Barack Obama, et al.

Format: Audio CD 1 pages
Published: 16/04/2009
Publisher: Hachette Audio

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Yes We Can! offers highlights from speeches by Barack Obama running up to his memorable Inaugural Address. For this 3 x CD collection, speeches were... Read more

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Yes We Can! Speeches of Barack Obama

Yes We Can! Speeches of Barack Obama (Audio CD)

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Published: 16/04/2009
Publisher: Hachette Audio

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Change We Can Believe in: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise

Change We Can Believe in: Barack Obama's Plan to Renew America's Promise (Paperback)

by President Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 26/03/2009
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

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"Change We Can Believe In" outlines Barack Obama's vision for America and its standing in the world. In these pages you will find bold... Read more

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback)

by President Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 05/06/2008
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

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The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years... Read more

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Audio CD)

by President Barack Obama

Format: Audio CD
Published: 21/08/2008
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

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The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama was only two years old when his father walked out on the family. Many years... Read more

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The Plan: Barack Obama's Promise to America and His Plan for the Economy, Iraq, Healthcare, and More

The Plan: Barack Obama's Promise to America and His Plan for the Economy, Iraq, Healthcare, and More (Paperback)

by [Then] President-Ele Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 160 pages
Published: 25/03/2009
Publisher: Pacific Publishing Studio

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This book explains in detail President Obama’s plan for America’s most pressing problems. It describes how Obama intends to re-position the United... Read more

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Paperback)

by President Barack Obama

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 07/02/2008
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd

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Barack Obama's success in becoming President-Elect of the United States means he will dramatically change the face that his country presents to... Read more

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