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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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God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution

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God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution

Christopher Hill

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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A biography of Oliver Cromwell, breaking down Cromwell's life into different parts: fenland farmer and humble backbencher;... [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 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

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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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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  Adventu

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The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat

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The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat...

Eric Haseltine

True war & combat stories; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services

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The thrilling, true, cold-war era story of counterespionage in Moscow and the clandestine eavesdropping arms race. [more]

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

Erik Jensen

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs

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An unflinching portrait of talent and addiction. In 2008 the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in... [more]

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The Letters of Paul Cezanne

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The Letters of Paul Cezanne

Alex Danchev

Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Individual artists, art monographs; Diaries, letters & journals

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A translation of the correspondence of Paul Cezanne, known as the father of modern art. This book paints a picture of Cezanne... [more]

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Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

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Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

Jono Lineen

Memoirs; Popular science; Walking, hiking, trekking; Travel & holiday; Advocate - Travel

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In Perfect Motion, Jono Lineen investigates that transformation, and why walking has made us more creative, helped us to... [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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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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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

Joshua Mezrich

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Medicine; Transplant surgery

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A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery. [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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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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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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Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1950-2013

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Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1950-2013

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Biography; Memoirs; Travel writing

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Motorcycle Diaries for a new generation, this long-awaited volume provides a panoramic portrait of art and life across the... [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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Flight to Fame: Victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia

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Flight to Fame: Victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia...

Ross Smith

Autobiography: general; Memoirs; History; Geographical discovery & exploration

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This book tells the hair-raising tale of the world-first flight from England to Australia, in the words of (Sir) Ross Smith.... [more]

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On the Other Side of Freedom: Race and Justice in a Divided America

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On the Other Side of Freedom: Race and Justice in a Divided America

DeRay Mckesson

Memoirs; Black & Asian studies; Police & security services; Politics & government; Human rights; Political activism

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Our work needs no more martyrs. You can fight these fights and live. [more]

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Michael Pollan

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Society & Social Sciences; Drug-induced states; Mental health services; Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation

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'It's as if we made entering gothic cathedrals illegal, or museums, or sunsets!' When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s,... [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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And, let me tell you, that question can take you all sorts of strange places...'In Made in Scotland, legendary comic and national... [more]

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The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England's  Maids for Virginia

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The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England's Maids for Virginia

Jennifer Potter

Biography: general; History; British & Irish history; History of the Americas; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Jamestown, England's first real foothold in the New World, was fraught with danger -- from starvation and disease to violent... [more]

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamara

True crime; Fiction & Literature

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist... [more]

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Then It Fell Apart

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Then It Fell Apart

Moby

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

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Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking esctasy for breakfast (most... [more]

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