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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

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Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir

Irvin D. Yalom

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Psychiatry

Paperback

A significant and eagerly anticipated memoir from one of the world's leading therapists. [more]

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The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

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The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

Jefferson Morley

Biography: historical, political & military; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence

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A revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid man at the heart of the CIA for more than three tumultuous... [more]

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Rather His Own Man

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Rather His Own Man

Geoffrey Robertson, QC

Biography; Autobiography: general; Legal profession: general

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In this witty, engrossing and sometimes poignant memoir, a sequel to his best-selling The Justice Game, Geoffrey Robertson... [more]

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Alison Weir

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

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The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. In the first... [more]

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Can You Hear the Sea?: My Grandmother's Story

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Can You Hear the Sea?: My Grandmother's Story

Brenda Niall

Biography; Biography: general

Hardback

<div><div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> &mdash;&mdash; This gentle memoir of Niall's beloved grandmother... [more]

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

Pramod Kapoor

Photographs: collections; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

<div><strong>A champion of civil rights and a leading light in India's struggle for independence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi... [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

Hardback

99 forgotten authors, their forgotten books, and their unforgettable stories [more]

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The Quotable Darwin

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The Quotable Darwin

Janet Browne

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Dictionaries of quotations; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; The natural world, country life & pets

Hardback

<div><strong>A treasure trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from the legendary naturalist.</strong></div><div><br... [more]

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the World

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Victoria: The Queen - An Intimate Biography of the Woman who Changed the...

Julia Baird

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

Hardback

The extraordinary story of the world&rsquo;s most influential, intriguing... [more]

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

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Ariel: A Literary Life of Jan Morris

Derek Johns

Biography; Biography: literary

Hardback

Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. For many readers she is best known for her candid memoir... [more]

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The Emperor's Shadow: Bonaparte, Betsy and the Balcombes of St Helena

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The Emperor's Shadow: Bonaparte, Betsy and the Balcombes of St Helena

Anne Whitehead

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Napoleonic Wars

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The true story of Napoleon Bonaparte's friendship with Betsy Balcombe and her family, the only English people he ever lived... [more]

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The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606

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The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606

James Shapiro (Columbia University)

Biography: literary

Hardback

Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and influenced three of his greatest tragedies... [more]

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The Madness of Alexander the Great: And the Myth of Military Genius

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The Madness of Alexander the Great: And the Myth of Military Genius

Professor Richard A. Gabriel

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Hardback

Alexander the Great is one of the most famous leaders of all time.<br /><br... [more]

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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Reza Aslan (University of California, Riverside)

Biography: historical, political & military; Religion & beliefs

Paperback

This work presents a meticulously researched biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his... [more]

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Vivienne Westwood

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly

Fashion & textiles: design; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

The authorized life story of Dame Vivienne Westwood, told for the first time. [more]

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Samuel Johnson: A Life

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Samuel Johnson: A Life

David Nokes

Biography; Biography: literary

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Thrown out of Oxford for a lack of funds, he rose to celebrity: author of the Dictionary, a friend to the king, companion... [more]

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Hitler: Volume I: Ascent 1889-1939

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Hitler: Volume I: Ascent 1889-1939

Volker Ullrich

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Fascism & Nazism; Advocate - History

Paperback

Selected as a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement and The TimesDespite his status as the most... [more]

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Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester

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Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester...

Nicola Tallis

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

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The first biography of Lettice Knollys, one of the most prominent women of the Elizabethan era. Living from the reign of Henry... [more]

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Bill Hayes

Photography & photographs; Biography; Biography: general; Memoirs

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A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected of life in New York City,... [more]

$19.99

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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink Film Tie-In

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Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought us Back from the Brink Film Tie-In

Anthony McCarten

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War

Paperback

The official tie-in to major new motion picture Darkest Hour - starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. [more]

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Eleanor And Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

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Eleanor And Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

Susan Quinn

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Paperback

In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the... [more]

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Coversations with Katter

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Coversations with Katter

Bob Katter, Jr

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Advocate - Australian Biography

Hardback

This book is an insight into how Bob Katter views Australia; what has shaped the man we think we know; where we're heading;... [more]

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Unbreakable

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Unbreakable

Jelena Dokic, Jelena Dokic

Autobiography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Tennis

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This is a story of Jelena Dokic's survival. How she survived as a refugee, twice. How she survived on the tennis court to... [more]

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Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

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Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine...

Joe Hagan

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

Tells the story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone's founder, editor, and publisher. This title takes you through the backstages... [more]

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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

Lyndall Gordon

Biography; Biography: literary

Paperback

An exciting and provocative look at the women who wrote the novels that changed the literary world - Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte,... [more]

$32.99

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