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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Michael Caine

Acting techniques; Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Memoirs; Advocate - Performing Arts

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Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has... [more]

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Sundowner of the Skies: The Story of Oscar Garden, The Forgotten Aviator

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Sundowner of the Skies: The Story of Oscar Garden, The Forgotten Aviator...

Mary Garden

Biography; Biography: general

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In October 1930 Oscar Garden, a young man aged just 27 years old walked into an aerodrome in the South of England, climbing... [more]

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Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy

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Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy

Savannah Knoop

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Advocate - Biography

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After The New York Times unmasked Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy, readers learned that the gay male-prostitute-turned-literary-wonder... [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

Individual artists, art monographs; Illustration; Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Memoirs; Gender studies: women

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Carrington's beguiling letters take us beyond the Bloomsbury group to discuss sexual mores, how to be an artist, and what... [more]

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The Unmapped Mind: A Memoir of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis and Learning How to Live

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The Unmapped Mind: A Memoir of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis and Learning...

Christian Donlan

Biography; Memoirs; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Coping with illness

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'My daughter took her first steps on the day I was diagnosed - a juxtaposition so perfect, so trite, so filled with the tacky... [more]

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

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The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

Anne Frank

Diaries, letters & journals; European history; The Holocaust

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In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an... [more]

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Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived

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Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived

Kitty Ferguson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Astrophysics

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In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given a couple of years to live. In January 2017 he celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday. This... [more]

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In My Blood: A Memoir

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In My Blood: A Memoir

Cheryl Koenig

Biography; Memoirs

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An extraordinary life, from ordinary beginnings.<br /><br />Optimism, resilience,... [more]

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Einstein: His Space and Times

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Einstein: His Space and Times

Steven Gimbel

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

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A revealing new portrait of Albert Einstein, the world's first scientific superstar [more]

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The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years

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The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years

Robert M. Thorson

Biography: literary; Regional & national history; Mathematics & Sciences; Conservation of the environment

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Robert Thorson gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene. The boatman and backyard naturalist was keenly aware of the way... [more]

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship...

Dennis C. Rasmussen

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Economic history; Advocate - Biography

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The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships-and how it influenced modern thought David Hume is arguably... [more]

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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Mitchell Zuckoff

True stories; History; History of the Americas; Terrorist attack

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER `The farewell calls from the planes... the mounting... [more]

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Record Play Pause: Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist: The Joy Division Years

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Record Play Pause: Confessions of a Post-Punk Percussionist: The Joy Division...

Stephen Morris

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

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A remarkable memoir from New Order's Stephen Morris, who tells his story for the first time. [more]

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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the...

Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington

True crime; History

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A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal... [more]

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The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal

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The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal

Elizabeth Chadwick

True stories; Fiction & Literature; Historical fiction

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Reissue of Elizabeth Chadwick's best loved classic tale of love and battle in medieval England: The Greatest Knight [more]

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Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir

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Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir

Jayson Greene

Biography; Memoirs

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A moving, transcendent memoir of the loss of a child and the survival of love in the wake of unimaginable tragedy. For readers... [more]

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Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

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Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Lucy Worsley

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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Historian, author and TV presenter Lucy Worsley delves into the detail of Queen Victoria's life in this major new biography.... [more]

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The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time

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The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time

Anna Sherman

Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Travel writing; Places & peoples: pictorial works

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A hauntingly original book about Tokyo and the Japanese relationship to time, memory and history, seen through the eyes of... [more]

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

James Comey

Memoirs; History; Police & security services; Public administration

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A riveting inside account of life and leadership at the heart of the FBI and high office in the United States of America.... [more]

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American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family

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American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family

Robert F Kennedy

Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; Politics & government

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The son and namesake of Robert F. Kennedy shares memories from his turbulent childhood, the lessons he learned from family... [more]

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The Mechanism: A Crime Network So Deep it Brought Down a Nation

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The Mechanism: A Crime Network So Deep it Brought Down a Nation

Vladimir Netto

Biography; True crime; Organised crime; Political corruption

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INTRODUCTION BY MISHA GLENNY, author of McMafiaA gripping narrative of power, corruption and greed, The Mechanism is the true... [more]

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Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

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Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

Lucy Mangan

Memoirs; Fiction companions; Gift books

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When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything.<br /><br />She was... [more]

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

Leander Kahney

Biography; Biography: business & industry; Business strategy; Management: leadership & motivation; Information technology industries; Impact of science & technology on society

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In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries,... [more]

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11 Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

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11 Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Ndaba Mandela

Memoirs; Psychology; Self-help & personal development

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And as Mandela grew older, Ndaba had the chance to repay his grandfather's love and support by demonstrating the ways in which... [more]

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Casey Cep

True crime; Prose: non-fiction

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Intrigued by the story, Harper Lee makes a journey back to her home state to witness the Reverend's killer face trial - where... [more]

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