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The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

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The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan

Sebastian Mallaby

Biography; Biography: business & industry

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Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled... [more]

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The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story

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The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story

Serhii Plokhy

Biography: historical, political & military; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services

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The most important assassination case in Cold War history [more]

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My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future

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My Nuclear Nightmare: Leading Japan Through the Fukushima Disaster to a...

Naoto Kan

Biography; Asian history

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In My Nuclear Nightmare, Naoto Kan offers a fascinating day-by-day account of his actions in the harrowing week after the... [more]

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The Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case

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The Disappearance of Emile Zola: Love, Literature and the Dreyfus Case

Michael Rosen

Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; History; Advocate - History

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18 July 1898. World-renowned novelist Emile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his... [more]

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Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories

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Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories

Jim Haynes

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History

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Did you know that in 1932 the Australian army was called out to wage war on an invading army of 20,000...emus? Or that the... [more]

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The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era

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The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era...

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

Biography: general; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Black & Asian studies

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In this outstanding cultural biography, the author of the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>A Slave in the White House</em>... [more]

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Adele

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Adele

Sean Smith

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Adele touches the hearts of millions of people who love her for her music and share the real and honest emotion she brings... [more]

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J. R. R. Tolkien: The Biography

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J. R. R. Tolkien: The Biography

Humphrey Carpenter

Biography; Biography: literary

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The original authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien, reissued to mark... [more]

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Trump: The Art of the Deal

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Trump: The Art of the Deal

Donald Trump

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Business & Economics; Management: leadership & motivation; Business negotiation; Advice on careers & achieving success

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If you must. [more]

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Theodor Geisel: A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss

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Theodor Geisel: A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss

Donald E. Pease

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Children's literature studies: general

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Pease captures this life in full as he offers fresh insights into the sources of Geisel's creativity, from his surreal images... [more]

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Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake

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Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake

Leo Damrosch

Biography; Biography: literary

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In this richly illustrated portrait, a prize-winning biographer surveys the entire sweep of William Blake's creative work... [more]

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Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

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Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life

Lecturer in Literature Howard Eiland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Michael W Jennings

Biography; Biography: general; Literary studies: general; Western philosophy, from c 1900 -

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Walter Benjamin was perhaps the twentieth century's most elusive intellectual. His writings defy categorization, and his improvised... [more]

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Blonde Ambition: Roxy Jacenko Unfiltered

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Blonde Ambition: Roxy Jacenko Unfiltered

Margot Saville, Alexandra Spring, Annette Sharp

Biography; Society & culture: general; Business ethics

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The rise and rise of Roxy Jacenko, publicist, entrepreneur, self-promoter, Instagram star, social media ring master and now... [more]

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Scrappy Little Nobody

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Scrappy Little Nobody

Anna Kendrick

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch... [more]

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The Fear of 13: Countdown to Execution: My Fight for Survival on Death Row

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The Fear of 13: Countdown to Execution: My Fight for Survival on Death Row...

Nick Yarris

Biography; Memoirs; True crime; Prisons

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'Somewhere in each of us is the blackest pit from which few ever return. I had found mine.' Found guilty of the rape and... [more]

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Wind, Sand and Stars

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Wind, Sand and Stars

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Biography; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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In 1926, de Saint-Exupery began flying for the airline Latecoere - later known as Aeropostale - opening up the first mail... [more]

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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

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Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

Niall Ferguson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Central government

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No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed by some as the indispensable man , whose... [more]

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Set the Boy Free

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Set the Boy Free

Johnny Marr

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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Johnny Marr was born in 1960's Manchester to Irish emigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician.... [more]

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Prince of Darkness

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Prince of Darkness

Shane White

Biography: business & industry; History; History of the Americas; Investment & securities

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The amazing and forgotten story of Wall Street's first black millionaire in pre-Civil War New York. [more]

$27.99

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Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal

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Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore...

Jay Parini

Biography; Biography: literary

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The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's foremost thinkers and writers. [more]

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The John Lennon Letters

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The John Lennon Letters

John Lennon, Hunter Davies

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Diaries, letters & journals

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The first-ever collection of the letters of John Lennon, now available in paperback. [more]

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

Carrie Brownstein

Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs

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From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life-and finding... [more]

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Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

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Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

Peter Ames Carlin

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames... [more]

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Being Elvis: A Lonely Life

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Being Elvis: A Lonely Life

Ray Connolly

Music; Blues; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The definitive, intimate, no-holds-barred biography of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. [more]

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The Riviera Set: 1920-1960: The Golden Years of Glamour and Excess

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The Riviera Set: 1920-1960: The Golden Years of Glamour and Excess

Mary S. Lovell

Biography; General & world history

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A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly... [more]

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