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Personal Impressions: Twentieth-Century Portraits

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Personal Impressions: Twentieth-Century Portraits

Isaiah Berlin

Biography; Autobiography: general; Philosophy

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The third, enlarged edition of Isaiah Berlin's remarkable series of character portraits, Personal ImpressionsWinston Churchill,... [more]

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Silence: In the Age of Noise

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Silence: In the Age of Noise

Erling Kagge

Memoirs; Popular philosophy; Psychology; Popular psychology

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This translation originally published: London: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd., 2017. [more]

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Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

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Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift...

Mott T. Greene

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

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The book should be of interest not only to earth scientists, students of polar travel and exploration, and historians but... [more]

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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

Billy Connolly

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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We satdown in a lovely hotel in a nice partof town, and she hit me with her firstquestion: This must mean a lot toyou, with... [more]

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Why Bob Dylan Matters

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Why Bob Dylan Matters

Richard F. Thomas

Music; Folk & traditional music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The coolest class on campus - The New York Times <br /><br /> When the... [more]

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My Life in Football: The Autobiography

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My Life in Football: The Autobiography

Kevin Keegan

Autobiography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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The autobiography of the iconic, hugely influential and well-loved former English football player and manager. [more]

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The Honey Badger Guide to Life

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The Honey Badger Guide to Life

Nick Cummins

Biography: sport; Humour; Sports & outdoor recreation; Rugby football

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Former Wallabies rugby hero and Australian Bachelor, Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins, shares wisdom on life, love, adversity... [more]

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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]

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Being John Lennon: A Restless Life

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Being John Lennon: A Restless Life

Ray Connolly

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

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An intimate yet unsparing biography of one of the greatest and most mythologised musicians of the twentieth century. [more]

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Eric Idle

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Humour

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From the ingenious comic performer Eric Idle, founding member of Monty Python and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny... [more]

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Politics & government

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Reform is in the air, and it is time to take on the robber barons and corrupt politicians who have brought the country to... [more]

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal that Rocked Paris

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal that Rocked...

Tom Sancton

Biography: general; History

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At the time of her death at age ninety-four, in September 2017, Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'Or&eacute;al fortune,... [more]

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The Peter Norman Story

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The Peter Norman Story

Andrew Webster, Matt Norman

Biography: general; Biography: sport; Social & cultural history; Sports & outdoor recreation

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The inspirational story of athlete Peter Norman - the greatest Australian hero you don't know. [more]

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe

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

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Reckless Daughter tells the story of Joni Mitchell and also of the fertile, exciting musical time of which she was an integral... [more]

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Willem De Kooning

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Willem De Kooning

Corinna Thierolf

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Abstract Expressionism; Painting & paintings; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: arts & entertainment

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In 1926 22 year - old Dutchman Willem de Kooning (1904 - 1997) travelled to the USA on a British freighter - without papers... [more]

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Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist

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Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist

Jennet Conant

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Chemistry

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Examines the life of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant--a savvy architect of the... [more]

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Women who Changed the World: The most remarkable women of the last 100 years

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Women who Changed the World: The most remarkable women of the last 100 years...

Biography; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Feminism & feminist theory

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Within art and literature, politics and science - and many more fields - discover some of the most remarkable achievements... [more]

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Telling Tales: The Fabulous Lives of Anita Leslie

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Telling Tales: The Fabulous Lives of Anita Leslie

Penny Perrick

Biography; Biography: literary

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Anita Leslie (1914-85), best known for popular biographies of her relatives including Jennie Churchill, Winston's mother,... [more]

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Miles And Me

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Miles And Me

Quincy Troupe

Music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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An intimate and candid account of friendship with Miles Davis-soon to be a major motion picture! [more]

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We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered

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We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered...

Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political ideologies

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An impassioned history of the final, turbulent years of The Clash under the dark shadow of Reagan and Thatcher. [more]

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Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

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Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

Bruce Handy

Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Children's literature studies: general

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It's a profound, eye-opening experience to reencounter books that you once treasured after decades apart. A clear-eyed love... [more]

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Magic

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Magic

Jan Golembiewski

Memoirs; Travel & holiday; Advocate - Travel

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Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers

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Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers...

Elaine Mokhtefi

Memoirs; History; African history; Political ideologies

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A fascinating portrait of life with the Black Panthers in Algiers: a story of liberation and radical politics [more]

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Aethelflaed: Lady of the Mercians

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Aethelflaed: Lady of the Mercians

Tim Clarkson

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

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Published to coincide with the 1100th anniversary of the death of AEthelflaed, who ruled over the ancient kingdom of Mercia... [more]

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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Siegfried Sassoon

Biography; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); First World War fiction

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Propped against the bank, his blond face undisfigured, except by the mud which I wiped from his eyes and mouth with my coat... [more]

$27.99

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