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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary

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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary

Jonathan M. Hansen

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Political leaders & leadership

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An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country... [more]

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The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels

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The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels...

Adam Nicolson

Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets; The natural world, country life & pets

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Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before in this new book by Adam Nicolson, brimming with poetry, art and... [more]

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In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

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In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

Daisy Dunn

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History

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Ash spewed into the sky. All eyes were on Vesuvius. Pliny the Elder sailed towards the phenomenon. A teenage Pliny the Younger... [more]

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On Streisand: An Opinionated  Guide

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On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Ethan Mordden

Theatre: individual actors & directors; Individual actors & performers; Music; Musicals; Easy listening, MOR music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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She said, I became a singer because I couldn't get work as an actress, but Barbra Streisand not only became both but revolutionized... [more]

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Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits

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Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits

Barney Hoskyns

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

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With his trademark growl, carnival madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most... [more]

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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

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Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Viv Albertine

Music; Punk, New Wave & Indie; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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The guitarist for seminal female punk group The Slits recounts playing with Sid Vicious, touring with the Clash, dating Mick... [more]

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest...

David Browne

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

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The first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling... [more]

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The Wife's Tale: A Personal History

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The Wife's Tale: A Personal History

Aida Edemariam

Biography; Biography: literary

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AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A CBC BOOK OF THE YEAR The... [more]

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Lady M: The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751-1818

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Lady M: The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751-1818...

Colin Brown

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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New paperback edition - Lover of George, the Prince of Wales and mother of Queen Victoria's favourite prime minister, Viscountess... [more]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945

Roger Daniels

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Political leaders & leadership

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Also published as volume 2 in a 2-volume set. [more]

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100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know

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100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women...

Hannah Jewell

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; General & world history; Humour

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100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest,... [more]

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Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld

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Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld

Beate Klarsfeld, Serge Klarsfeld

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; The Holocaust

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In this dual autobiography, the Klarsfelds tell the dramatic story of fifty years devoted to bringing Nazis to justice. [more]

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That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

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That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Sunita Puri

Autobiography: general; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Medicine

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The beautifully written, evocative memoir of a palliative care doctor. [more]

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Updated and revised to celebrate the author's 75th year

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Updated and revised to celebrate the author's...

Ranulph Fiennes

Biography; Autobiography: general; Geographical discovery & exploration; Climbing & mountaineering

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour. [more]

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Alfred Russel Wallace (Critical Lives)

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Alfred Russel Wallace (Critical Lives)

Patrick Armstrong

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

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Sometimes referred to as the Father of Biogeography, Alfred Russel Wallace has come to be known as the co-originator of... [more]

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Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

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Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan

Ursula Buchan

Films, movies & cinema; Biography; Biography: literary; Memoirs

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John Buchan's name is known across the world for The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the past hundred years the classic thriller has... [more]

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Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society: The Life of Marx and the Development of His Work

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Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society: The Life of Marx and the Development...

Alex Locascio, Michael Heinrich

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Marxism & Communism

Hardback

For over a century, Karl Marx's critique of capitalism has been a crucial resource for social movements. Now, recent economic... [more]

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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Anna Pasternak

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history

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Who was the real Wallis: an opportunistic American social climber, a master manipulator or the true love of Edward's life?... [more]

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Henry Matthews, Viscount Llandaff: The Unknown Home Secretary

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Henry Matthews, Viscount Llandaff: The Unknown Home Secretary

Roger Ward

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

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Longest serving Home Secretary until Theresa May, his tenure covering the Ripper murders, Fenian violence and social unrest,... [more]

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Crazy, Man Crazy: The Bill Haley Story

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Crazy, Man Crazy: The Bill Haley Story

Bill Haley Jr., Peter Benjaminson

Music; Rock & Pop music; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

An authorized biography of rock n roll s true pioneer Bill Haley. [more]

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Dante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens

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Dante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman...

Tracy Daugherty

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

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Explore the evolution of astronomy from Dante to Einstein, as seen through the eyes of trailblazing Victorian astronomer Mary... [more]

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Wright and New York: The Making of America's Architect

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Wright and New York: The Making of America's Architect

Anthony Alofsin

Art & design styles: Modernist design & Bauhaus; Individual artists, art monographs; Architecture; Individual architects & architectural firms; History of architecture; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A dazzling dual portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth-century New York, revealing the city's role in establishing... [more]

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King of the North Wind: The Life of Henry II in Five Acts

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King of the North Wind: The Life of Henry II in Five Acts

Claudia Gold, MD

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Henry II conquered the largest empire of any English medieval king. Yet it is the people around him we remember: his wife... [more]

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The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America

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The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America

Jim Acosta

Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Politics & government; Elections & referenda; Media, information & communication industries

Hardback

A New York Times bestseller.<br /><br />From CNN's veteran Chief White House... [more]

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The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human

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The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human

Elli H. Radinger

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Animal behaviour; Wildlife: mammals

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Love your family, care for your those around you, never give up and always find time to have fun - these are the golden rules... [more]

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