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The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

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The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

Jefferson Morley

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

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A revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid man at the heart of the CIA for more than three tumultuous... [more]

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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

Irvin D. Yalom

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Psychiatry

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A significant and eagerly anticipated memoir from one of the world's leading therapists. [more]

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Revolution

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Revolution

Emmanuel Macron

Biography; Memoirs; Political leaders & leadership; Political manifestos

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The bestselling memoir by France's recently elected president, Emmanuel Macron. [more]

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Tracker

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Tracker

Alexis Wright

Memoirs; History

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New book by celebrated Aboriginal author Alexis Wright, author of Carpentaria and The Swan Book. [more]

$39.95

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Alison Weir

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Medieval history

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The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. In the first... [more]

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh...

Ann Thwaite

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Memoirs; Children's literature studies: general

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Now a major motion picture starring Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson. [more]

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Wednesdays with Bob

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Wednesdays with Bob

Derek Rielly, Bob Hawke

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Advocate - Australian Biography

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At 87, beloved former PM Bob Hawke reflects on a colourful life. [more]

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Carrington's Letters: Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships

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Carrington's Letters: Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships

Dora Carrington

Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Illustration; Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Gender studies: women

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Dora Carrington was considered an outsider to Bloomsbury. For over a decade she was the companion of gay writer Lytton Strachey,... [more]

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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

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Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

James T. Costa

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Evolution; History of engineering & technology

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How Darwin found universal evolutionary truths in simple yet ingenious home-spun experiments. [more]

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

Michael Korda

Memoirs; History; Second World War

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Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great... [more]

$42.95

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Can You Hear the Sea?: My Grandmother's Story

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Can You Hear the Sea?: My Grandmother's Story

Brenda Niall

Biography; Biography: general

Hardback

<div><div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> &mdash;&mdash; This gentle memoir of Niall's beloved grandmother... [more]

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

Pramod Kapoor

Photographs: collections; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

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<div><strong>A champion of civil rights and a leading light in India's struggle for independence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi... [more]

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Theft by Finding: Diaries: Volume One

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Theft by Finding: Diaries: Volume One

David Sedaris

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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*A new roundup of personal essays from the #1 bestselling writer Time named America's Favorite Humorist. [more]

$29.99

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What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

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What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home

Mark Mazower

Biography; Memoirs; European history; Social & cultural history; Jewish studies

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<div>Uncovering his family's remarkable and moving stories, Mazower recounts the sacrifices and silences that marked a generation... [more]

$49.99

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

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Pompey Elliott at War: In His Own Words

Ross McMullin

Biography; Australasian & Pacific history

Hardback

<div><strong>The wartime letters and diaries of Pompey Elliott, Australia's most famous fighting general, are exceptionally... [more]

$59.99

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The Quotable Darwin

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The Quotable Darwin

Janet Browne

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Dictionaries of quotations; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; The natural world, country life & pets

Hardback

<div><strong>A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist.</strong></div><div><br... [more]

$50.00

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

Christopher Fowler

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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99 forgotten authors, their forgotten books, and their unforgettable stories [more]

$35.00

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A Tear in the Soul

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A Tear in the Soul

Amanda Webster

Biography; Memoirs

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An honest and deeply personal story of how a privileged white woman deals with the realisation that the children she grew... [more]

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the World

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the...

Julia Baird

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history

Hardback

The extraordinary story of the world&rsquo;s most influential, intriguing... [more]

$49.99

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

Derek Johns

Biography; Biography: literary

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Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. For many readers she is best known for her candid memoir... [more]

$39.99

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

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A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie

Kathryn Harkup

Biography; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Medical toxicology; Popular science

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Fourteen Agatha Christie novels. Fourteen poisons. Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's entirely made up... [more]

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Vivienne Westwood

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly

Fashion & textiles: design; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

The authorized life story of Dame Vivienne Westwood, told for the first time. [more]

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Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

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Heysen to Heysen: Selected Letters of Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen

Catherine Speck

History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Biography; Diaries, letters & journals

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The prominent Australian artist Nora Heysen has been said to have worked in the shadow of her father Hans Heysen, one of Australia's... [more]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Medical research; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever . . . [more]

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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink Film Tie-In

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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink Film Tie-In

Anthony McCarten

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Advocate - History

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The official tie-in to major new motion picture Darkest Hour - starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. [more]

$19.99

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