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Alexander Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton

Ron Chernow

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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The life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. [more]

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Proust: The Search

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Proust: The Search

Benjamin Taylor

Biography

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An arresting new study of the life, times, and achievement of one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century... [more]

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Bligh: Master Mariner

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Bligh: Master Mariner

Rob Mundle

Biography; Biography: general; Prose: non-fiction

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There's a lot more to Captain Bligh than mutiny, rum and convicts ... [more]

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Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway

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Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway

Siobhan Roberts

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics

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<b> A delightful meta-biography--playful indeed--of a brilliant iconoclast. --James Gleick, author of <i>The Information</i></b>... [more]

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When in French: Love in a Second Language

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When in French: Love in a Second Language

Lauren Collins

Memoirs; Language teaching & learning (other than ELT); Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Talking to you in English', he said, 'is like touching you with gloves.' [more]

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Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf

Ira B. Nadel

Biography: literary

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Featuring new details about Virginia Woolf's homes and personal life, this engaging biography offers a fresh insight into... [more]

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Operation Insanity: The Dramatic True Story of the Mission That Saved Ten Thousand Lives

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Operation Insanity: The Dramatic True Story of the Mission That Saved Ten...

Colonel Richard Westley, Mark Ryan

Biography; Memoirs; European history; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Peacekeeping operations

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In the summer of 1995, the Bosnian town of Gorazde, found itself under attack from Serbian forces despite being designated... [more]

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Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

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Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Kate Clifford Larson

Biography; Health systems & services

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The revelatory, poignantstory of Rosemary Kennedy, the eldest and eventually secreted-away Kennedy daughter, and how her life... [more]

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Last of the Giants: The True Story of Guns N' Roses

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Last of the Giants: The True Story of Guns N' Roses

Mick Wall

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

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A major, definitive biography of Guns N'Roses by the man who was very much a part of what remains the most iconic rock story... [more]

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The Hotel Years: Wanderings in Europe Between the Wars

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The Hotel Years: Wanderings in Europe Between the Wars

Joseph Roth

Biography; Travel writing

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The hotel that I love like a fatherland is situated in one of the great port cities of Europe, and the heavy gold Antiqua... [more]

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Come Home You LIttle Bastards

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Come Home You LIttle Bastards

Carl Beauchamp

Biography; Autobiography: general; Child abuse; Sexual abuse & harassment

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Born in inner-Sydney to an alcoholic mother and an&nbsp;absent father, Carl Beauchamp and his brother Neville&nbsp;ran wild... [more]

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Muhammad Ali: A Memoir: My Views of the Greatest

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Muhammad Ali: A Memoir: My Views of the Greatest

Michael Parkinson

Biography: sport; TV & society; Boxing

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Michael Parkinson discusses the life of Muhammed Ali [more]

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Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia

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Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia

Rob Mundle

Biography; Biography: general; Prose: non-fiction; Maritime history

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Matthew Flinders was the first to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline - he is the man who put... [more]

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Pour Me: A Life

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Pour Me: A Life

A. A. Gill

Biography; Autobiography: general; Press & journalism

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Shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Ackerley Prize, this is a compulsive memoir of the days lost to addiction by A. A. Gill, 'by... [more]

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Love Your Sister

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Love Your Sister

Samuel Johnson, Connie Johnson

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs

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An extraordinarily inspiring story about love, family, cancer ... and unicycles. [more]

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Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

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Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

Megan Marshall

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; Gender studies: women

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<b>From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets</b> Since her... [more]

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Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

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Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams

Mark Ribowsky

Music; Country & Western music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

A heart-breaking, unforgettable portrait of country music's founding father and Hillbilly King . [more]

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A Consequential President

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A Consequential President

Michael D'Antonio

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Political leaders & leadership

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In A Consequential President, Michael D'Antonio tallies Barack Obama's long record of achievement, both his major successes... [more]

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women of Letters 7

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women of Letters 7

Michaela McGuire, Marieke Hardy

Diaries, letters & journals

Paperback

Dear Madonna, Thank you for showing me that it is okay to be both a devoted mother and on a podium drenched in glitter. Love,... [more]

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Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001

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Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001...

Michael Tomasky

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Political leaders & leadership

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42nd president, 1993-2001 --Back cover. [more]

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Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy

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Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy

William B. Matson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Social & cultural history; Indigenous peoples

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The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to... [more]

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Great Spies of the 20th Century

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Great Spies of the 20th Century

Patrick Pesnot

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

Hardback

Thid book is made up of mini-biographies of 20 agents and covers various secret services, including MI6, CIA, KGB etc. [more]

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Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation

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Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation

Alan Burdick

Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Time (chronology), time systems & standards

Hardback

A brilliant, witty, and thought-provoking trip by The New Yorker's science and tech editor and National Book Award finalist... [more]

$46.95

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Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America

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Thomas Jefferson - Revolutionary: A Radical's Struggle to Remake America...

Kevin R C Gutzman

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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<b> In this lively and clearly written book, Kevin Gutzman makes a compelling case for the broad range and radical ambitions... [more]

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Yours Always: Letters of Longing

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Yours Always: Letters of Longing

Eleanor Bass

Diaries, letters & journals; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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Heart-rending letters of love gone sour from notable men and women [more]

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