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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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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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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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In My Blood: A Memoir

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In My Blood: A Memoir

Cheryl Koenig

Biography; Memoirs

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Cheryl Koenig lives for doing what she is told is impossible. She deals with the human qualities necessary to not only survive... [more]

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Dead People I Have Known

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Dead People I Have Known

Shayne Carter

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

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In Dead People I Have Known, the legendary New Zealand musician Shayne Carter tells the story of a life in music, taking us... [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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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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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

Paul Theroux

Memoirs; Literary essays; Travel writing

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A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose. [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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Women's Work: A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege

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Women's Work: A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege...

Megan Stack

Biography; Memoirs; Gender studies: women; Home nursing & caring; Child care & upbringing

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After her first book was published to acclaim, journalist Megan K. Stack got pregnant and quit her job to write. She pictured... [more]

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Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832

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Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832

David Cairns

Music; Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830); Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Describes the composer Berlioz's early life and career until the celebrated performance of Symphonie Fantastique in 1832.... [more]

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Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869

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Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869

David Cairns

Music; Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Berlioz was one of the towering figures of Romanticism- not only was he a great and revolutionary composer, but also the finest... [more]

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The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

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The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin

Jonathan Phillips

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: religious & spiritual; History; Middle Eastern history; Crusades; Religious & spiritual leaders

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After Saladin's death, it goes on to show how in the West this Sunni Muslim acquired the status of a chivalric hero, even... [more]

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Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable Crusade to Keep All Our Children Safe

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Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable...

Ralph Kelly, Kathy Kelly

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Violence in society; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy

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On a winter's night in July 2012, Kathy and Ralph Kelly received a phone call no parent should ever have to answer. It was... [more]

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

Armand D'Angour

Biography: historical, political & military; Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become... [more]

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Tunnel Vision

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Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

Photography & photographs; Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays; Literature: history & criticism

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Whether dissecting European architecture's obsession with historical loss, or the male gaze in photographer Andre Kertesz's... [more]

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A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

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A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory

Jamal Mahjoub

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Politics & government; Travel & holiday

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'A travelogue and memoir to rank alongside anything by Chatwin or Thubron' Jim Crace 'A most absorbing and rewarding book'... [more]

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The Solace of Open Spaces

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The Solace of Open Spaces

Gretel Ehrlich

Biography: general; Memoirs; The countryside, country life; Farm & working animals; Travel & holiday

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A stunning classic memoir set in the American West, Ehrlich's account of living in Wyoming includes sheep herding alone across... [more]

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The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic: 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible

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The Moth Presents: Occasional Magic: 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible...

The Moth

Biography; Memoirs; True stories; Anthologies (non-poetry)

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Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched... [more]

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