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More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

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More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)...

Elaine Welteroth

Biography; Memoirs; Political activism; Press & journalism

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In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue... [more]

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Never Enough: The neuroscience and experience of addiction

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Never Enough: The neuroscience and experience of addiction

Judith Grisel

Memoirs; Drug & substance abuse: social aspects; Psychology; Neurosciences; Coping with drug & alcohol abuse

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From a renowned behavioural neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare, page-turning work of science that draws on personal... [more]

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Mandatory Murder

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Mandatory Murder

Steven Schubert

Biography; True crime

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A compelling true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town At first it looked like a swag, said the grader... [more]

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America's Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of William Burns

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America's Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of William Burns

William R. Hunt

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; History; Criminal investigation & detection

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William Burns is best known as 'America's Sherlock Holmes' and was director of the FBI, shortly before J. Edgar Hoover. But... [more]

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

Alberto Manguel

Autobiography: literary

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With insight and passion, Alberto Manguel underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic,... [more]

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Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen

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Kierkegaard's Muse: The Mystery of Regine Olsen

Joakim Garff

Biography; Biography: general; Philosophy

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The first biography of Kierkegaard's literary muse, from the author of the definitive life of the philosopher Kierkegaard's... [more]

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Katharine Hepburn: A Remarkable Woman

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Katharine Hepburn: A Remarkable Woman

Anne Edwards

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

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Katharine Hepburn: grande dame of American actresses, fierce individualist, and living legend. Nominated for 12 Academy Awards... [more]

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Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream

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Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream

Sue Prideaux

Art & Architecture; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The biography of the artist who created the most haunting icon of the twentieth century [more]

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Answering the Call: Life of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

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Answering the Call: Life of a Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

Bob Grandin

Biography; Vietnam War

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In 1966, Bob Grandin was a Royal Australian Airforce helicopter pilot stationed in Vietnam. This book is written from the... [more]

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From Cornwall to Queensland and Beyond: Dr Adoniah Vallack, Explorer and Adventurer

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From Cornwall to Queensland and Beyond: Dr Adoniah Vallack, Explorer and...

Malcolm Cross

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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Dr Adoniah Vallack was well known in Australia, especially in Sydney, in 1848-49. He had played a vital part in the aftermath... [more]

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Michael Scott Moore

Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Religion & politics; Human rights

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With echoes of Catch-22 and Black Hawk Down, author and former hostage Michael Scott Moore masterfully walks a fine line between... [more]

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed...

Gemma Clarke

Biography: sport; Gender studies: women; Sports & outdoor recreation; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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Bold and inspiring profiles of the pioneers, champions and future heroines of women's soccer around the world. [more]

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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever

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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood...

Nick de Semlyen

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Film & movie: styles & genres; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood. [more]

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The Quest for Queen Mary

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The Quest for Queen Mary

James Pope-Hennessy, Hugo Vickers

Biography: royalty; History; European history

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The highly acclaimed unexpurgated notes taken by James Pope-Hennessy for his official biography of Queen Mary, the present... [more]

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The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

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The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un

Anna Fifield

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

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The behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world's strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist... [more]

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden...

Susannah Stapleton

Biography; True crime; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.... [more]

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

David M. Guss

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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The extraordinary story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps not once but more than... [more]

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Robin

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Robin

Dave Itzkoff

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

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From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one... [more]

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

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Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys

Michael Collins

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; Space science; Popular astronomy & space

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A special anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon. [more]

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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future

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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future...

Pete Buttigieg

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership; Regional government

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'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' Guardian NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A mayor's... [more]

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Sontag: Her Life

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Sontag: Her Life

Benjamin Moser

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

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Susan Sontag was our last great literary star. Her brilliant, serious mind combined with her striking image, her rigorous... [more]

$65.00

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Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution

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Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution

Shlomo Avineri

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: religious & spiritual; Philosophy; Marxism & Communism

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A new exploration of Karl Marx's life through his intellectual contributions to modern thought [more]

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Einstein on the Run: How Britain Saved the World's Greatest Scientist

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Einstein on the Run: How Britain Saved the World's Greatest Scientist

Andrew Robinson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; History of engineering & technology

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The first account of the role Britain played in Einstein's life--first by inspiring his teenage passion for physics, then... [more]

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Josephus's The Jewish War: A Biography

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Josephus's The Jewish War: A Biography

Martin Goodman

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; Judaism; Jewish studies

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An essential introduction to Josephus's momentous war narrative The Jewish War is Josephus's superbly evocative account... [more]

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The Feather Thief: The Natural History Heist of the Century

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The Feather Thief: The Natural History Heist of the Century

Kirk Wallace Johnson

True crime; Mathematics & Sciences; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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vivid and arresting' The TimesOne summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural... [more]

$19.99

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