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Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

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Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

Harvey Sachs (Curtis Institute of Music)

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

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On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of conductor Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life was... [more]

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The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics

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The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American...

William J. Cooper

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Constitution: government & the state; Political leaders & leadership

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A vivid and convincing account of one of the most significant-but too often overlooked-figures in our history. -Jon Meacham,... [more]

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The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

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The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

Noah Charney, Ingrid Rowland

Art & Architecture; Renaissance art; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A narrative of intrigue, gossip and colourful artistic rivalry, The Collector of Lives presents a lively introduction to a... [more]

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The Monk of Mokha

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The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers

Biography; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -

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The bestselling author of The Circle tells the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni-American man raised in... [more]

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Running Free: The Autobiography

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Running Free: The Autobiography

Robin Knox-Johnston

Autobiography: sport; Sailing; Travel & holiday

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The autobiography of the first man ever to sail non-stop single-handedly round the world, one of the planet great adventurers... [more]

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The Griffith Wars: The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and the Town That Stood Up to the Mafia

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The Griffith Wars: The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and...

Tom Gilling, Terry Jones

Biography; True crime

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The Griffith Wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia's most notorious unsolved murders. [more]

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An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

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An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

Mikita Brottman

Biography; True crime

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The unnerving true story of an unexplained death in Baltimore's historic Belvedere building [more]

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Mary Queen of Scots (Film Tie-In)

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Mary Queen of Scots (Film Tie-In)

John Guy

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

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Now a major film, this is a dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians... [more]

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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History of the Americas; History of other lands; Travel & holiday

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Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Napoleon: A Brilliant Leader Who Helped Shape the Modern World? Or a Brutal Tyrant?

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Napoleon: A Brilliant Leader Who Helped Shape the Modern World? Or a Brutal...

Adam Zamoyski

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Napoleon has long divided historians. In this short, graphic discussion of his life and influence, the well-known historian... [more]

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Educacion

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Educacion

Tara Westover

Autobiography: general; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Gender studies: women; Economics; Languages & ESL

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Westover ha escrito una historia extraordinaria--su propia historia--una formidable epopeya, desgarradora e inspiradora, sobre... [more]

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Handsome Johnny: The Criminal Life of Johnny Rosselli, The Mob's Man in Hollywood

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Handsome Johnny: The Criminal Life of Johnny Rosselli, The Mob's Man in...

Lee Server

Biography; True crime

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'A smile can get you far, but a smile with a gun can get you further.' - Al CaponeA man of singular influence in the American... [more]

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Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel

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Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel

Bob Batchelor

Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Fiction-related items

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This first true biography of Stan Lee is an eye-opening look at a pop culture visionary. This book traces Lee's life-from... [more]

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Shakespeare's Missing Years

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Shakespeare's Missing Years

John Idris Jones

Biography: literary; Shakespeare studies & criticism

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This work adds new and significant information to the puzzle of where Shakespeare was for a significant period of his early... [more]

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The Children of Richard III

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The Children of Richard III

Peter Hammond

Biography: royalty; History

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The first book to give a comprehensive account of all the children of Richard III, his only legitimate child, Edward of Middleham,... [more]

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Never Grow Up

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Never Grow Up

Jackie Chan

Individual actors & performers; Biography; Memoirs

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A candid, honest memoir from one of the most recognisable, influential, and beloved cinematic personalities in the world.... [more]

$35.00

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How To Make Gravy

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How To Make Gravy

Paul Kelly

Music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Memoirs

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Over four nights the author performed, in alphabetical order, one hundred of his songs from the previous three decades. In... [more]

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Yes Please

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Yes Please

Amy Poehler

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Humour

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The bestselling memoir of actress, comedienne and writer, Amy Poehler. [more]

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Monash: As Military Commander

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Monash: As Military Commander

Peter Pedersen

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Military history; Warfare & defence

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Dr Peter Pedersen's scholarly study of Sir John Monash remains the finest analysis of Australia's best known military leader.... [more]

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Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine

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Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine...

Lawrence Goldstone

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Military history; Naval forces & warfare; Inventions & inventors; Marine engineering

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The controversial history of the attack submarine-and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland-that reveals... [more]

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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence...

Sarah Scoles

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronomy, space & time; History of engineering & technology; Aerospace & aviation technology

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For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, Are we alone? A brilliant examination of the science behind... [more]

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Lady Sings the Blues

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Lady Sings the Blues

Billie Holiday

Music; Jazz; Blues; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Originally published: Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1956. [more]

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Out of This Century: Confessions of an Art Addict

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Out of This Century: Confessions of an Art Addict

Peggy Guggenheim

Art: financial aspects; History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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This is the fascinating autobiography of a society heiress who became the bohemian doyenne of the art world. She amassed one... [more]

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High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young - ACDC's Last Man Standing

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High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young - ACDC's Last Man Standing

Jeff Apter

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

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Angus Young, the co-founder and the last surviving original member of AC/DC, has for more than 40 years been the face, sound... [more]

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Billy Slater Autobiography

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Billy Slater Autobiography

Billy Slater

Autobiography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Rugby League

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During a long and decorated career with the Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australia, Billy Slater has forged a reputation... [more]

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