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Edison and the Rise of Innovation

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Edison and the Rise of Innovation

Leonard DeGraaf

Biography: business & industry; Management & management techniques; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

Thomas Alva Edison did more than bring incandescent light into every household and industry; he created a world-renowned brand,... [more]

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Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

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Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

Linda Ronstadt

Music; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

Linda Ronstadt's charming memoir about her education as a singer, from humble origins in rural Arizona to performing at Madison... [more]

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The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

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The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

Greil Marcus

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

Paperback

There have been many books on the Doors. This is the first to bypass their myth, their mystique, and the death cult of both... [more]

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Nelson: The Sword of Albion

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Nelson: The Sword of Albion

John Sugden (Brighton University UK)

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Military history; Naval forces & warfare

Hardback

The most authoritative and intimate portrait written of Horatio Nelson. [more]

$65.00  $20.00

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Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury and Queen

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Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury and Queen

Mark Blake

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

Paperback

Based on new interviews, the first behind-the-scenes narrative biography of one of the biggest and greatest rock bands of... [more]

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The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

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The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy...

David Nasaw

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas

Hardback

Examines the life of Joseph P Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. This book tells... [more]

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Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

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Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last...

Paul French, Paul French (Manchester West Mental Health Nhs Foundation)

Biography; True crime; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

Hardback

Peking, January 1937. The murder of a beautiful young British woman sends shockwaves through the city. With the suspect list... [more]

$47.95  $18.00

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The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy Seal Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

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The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy Seal Sniper Corps and How I Trained...

Brandon Webb

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Military history; Special & elite forces

Hardback

From training in Naval Special Operations, to combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides... [more]

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Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back

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Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and...

Robert Levine

True crime; History: specific events & topics; Society & Social Sciences; Media studies; Business & management; E-commerce: business aspects; Information technology industries

Hardback

Title is bracketed on title page and spine. [more]

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Time Albert Einstein: The Enduring Legacy of a Modern Genius

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Time Albert Einstein: The Enduring Legacy of a Modern Genius

Richard Lacayo

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering

Hardback

Provides an illuminating overview of Albert Einstein's life, work, and theories, presented for the everyday reader. This book... [more]

$29.95  $10.00

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Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

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Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

James McGrath Morris

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Media, information & communication industries

Paperback

Like Alfred Nobel, Joseph Pulitzer is better known today for the prize that bears his name than his contribution to history.... [more]

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Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations: Stranger Than Fiction

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Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations: Stranger Than Fiction

Mike Holgate

Biography; True crime

Paperback

Fact proves far stranger than fiction in this collection of real-life crimes, scandals, tragedies and murders which either... [more]

$24.99

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Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist

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Not by Chance Alone: My Life as a Social Psychologist

Elliot Aronson

Biography; Autobiography: general; Social, group or collective psychology

Hardback

The life and times of one of the twentieth century's leading psychologists [more]

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Chagrin D'ecole

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Chagrin D'ecole

Daniel Pennac

Autobiography: literary; Languages & ESL

Paperback

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Prince Among Slaves

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Prince Among Slaves

Terry Alford

Biography; Biography: general; African history; Black & Asian studies

Paperback

First published in 1977, this engaging biography is the story of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima, a Muslim slave in Natchez, Mississippi,... [more]

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Le Chateau De Ma Mere

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Le Chateau De Ma Mere

Marcel Pagnol

Biography: literary; Language readers; Languages & ESL

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Le plus beau livre sur l'amitie enfantine: un matin de chasse dans les collines, Marcel rencontre le petit paysan., Lili des... [more]

$19.95

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Will Dyson: Australia's Radical Genius

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Will Dyson: Australia's Radical Genius

Ross McMullin

Comic book & cartoon art; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; First World War

Paperback

Will Dyson (1880-1938) was a brilliant and versatile artist, and much more besides. His prodigious talents struggled to find... [more]

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A Stranger in My Own Country: The 1944 Prison Diary

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A Stranger in My Own Country: The 1944 Prison Diary

Hans Fallada

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Advocate - Biography

Paperback

I lived the same life as everyone else, the life of ordinary people, the masses. Sitting in a prison cell in the autumn... [more]

$28.95

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Yassmin's Story

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Yassmin's Story

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Biography; Autobiography: general; Feminism & feminist theory; Advocate - Australian Biography

Paperback

At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only... [more]

$22.99

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Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up

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Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up

Xiaolu Guo

Biography; Memoirs; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Advocate - Biography

Paperback

The author meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born her... [more]

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Murder by Candlelight: The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre

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Murder by Candlelight: The Gruesome Crimes Behind Our Romance with the Macabre...

Michael Knox Beran

Biography; True crime; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

Paperback

Bringing to life the ghastly ambiance of a vanished epoch, Murder by Candlelight presents a terrifying glimpse of the horror... [more]

$23.95

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Confabulations

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Confabulations

John Berger

Memoirs; Literary essays; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

Paperback

'Language is a body, a living creature ...and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's... [more]

$16.99

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Primo Levi's Resistance

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Primo Levi's Resistance

Sergio Luzzato

Biography: literary; History; Advocate - History

Paperback

No other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In... [more]

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Hitler's Art Thief

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Hitler's Art Thief

Susan Ronald

Forgery, falsification & theft of artworks; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Advocate - History

Paperback

Susan Ronald reveals in this book how Hildebrand Gurlitt succeeded in looting in the name of the Third Reich, duping the Monuments... [more]

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Quicksand

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Quicksand

Henning Mankell

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

Paperback

In January 2014 the author was informed that he had cancer. This book is not about death, but about what it means to be human.... [more]

$22.99

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