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A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back

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A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back

David Hallberg

Theatre Studies; Ballet; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

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

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Omar Nelson Bradley: America's GI General

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Omar Nelson Bradley: America's GI General

Steven L. Ossad

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

Hardback

When Omar Nelson Bradley began his military career more than a century ago, the army rode horses into combat and had less... [more]

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Why Bob Dylan Matters

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Why Bob Dylan Matters

Richard F. Thomas

Music; Folk & traditional music; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned... [more]

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The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox

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The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William...

Vanda Krefft

Film, TV & Radio; Films, movies & cinema; Biography: arts & entertainment; Cinema industry

Hardback

Produced and released by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. High quality --From title page. [more]

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Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise

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Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise

Lucinda Hawksley

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

Paperback

Originally published: The mystery of Princess Louise. London: Chatto & Windus, 2013. [more]

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Avedon: Something Personal

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Avedon: Something Personal

Steven M. L. Aronson, Norma Stevens

Individual photographers; History of fashion; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Fashion & society

Hardback

Richard Avedon was arguably the world's most famous photographer - as artistically influential as he was commercially successful.... [more]

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Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey

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Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey

Jimmy Spithill

Autobiography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Sailing

Paperback

Jimmy is the world's most successful racing skipper, and at just 37, this Sydney-born sailor has already reached legendary... [more]

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Chopin and His World

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Chopin and His World

Jonathan D. Bellman, Halina Goldberg

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

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The description for this book, Chopin and His World, will be forthcoming. [more]

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Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

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Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

Thomas Weber

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

Hardback

Becoming Hitler strips away the layers of self-serving myth in Hitler's own account to reveal for the first time the true... [more]

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Pablo Escobar: My Father

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Pablo Escobar: My Father

Juan Pablo Escobar

Biography; Biography: general; True crime; Drugs trade & trafficking

Paperback

Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of the most infamous drug lord of all time, Pablo... [more]

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Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book: The Life and Times of a Civil War Heroine

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Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book: The Life and Times of a Civil War Heroine...

Lucy Moore

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Social & cultural history; English Civil War

Hardback

A revealing and intimate account of one woman's life during the turbulent years of the English Civil War, by the bestselling... [more]

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Bomber: The Whole Story

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Bomber: The Whole Story

Mark Thompson

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Australian Rules football

Paperback

After 34 years in the game at a thousand kilometres an hour, Mark 'Bomber' Thompson stepped away from AFL footy following... [more]

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Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks

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Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks

Stephen Davis (Davidson College)

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

Hardback

Stevie Nicks is a legend of rock, but her energy and magnetism sparked new interest in this icon. At 68, she's one of the... [more]

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Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray

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Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray

Rosalind Rosenberg

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Feminism & feminist theory; Freedom of information & freedom of speech

Hardback

Euro-African-American activist Paulli Murray was a feminist lawyer, who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights... [more]

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Louis XIV

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Louis XIV

Richard Wilkinson

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

Paperback

Featuring analysis of Louis' wider significance in history and the surrounding historiography, this biography focuses on Louis'... [more]

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The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones

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The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones

Rich Cohen

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

Paperback

A panoramic, stylish narrative history of the Rolling Stones, viewed through the impassioned and opinionated lens of Vanity... [more]

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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers...

Alyssa Mastromonaco

Biography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; Political structure & processes

Paperback

The New York Times bestselling memoir of President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff - like no political memoir you've... [more]

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A Life of My Own

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A Life of My Own

Claire Tomalin

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

Hardback

A memoir that follows Claire Tomalin through triumph and tragedy in about equal measure, from the disastrous marriage of her... [more]

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Life in the Garden: A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 2017

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Life in the Garden: A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 2017

Penelope Lively

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; Gardens (descriptions, history etc)

Hardback

**A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 2017**'Rich and unusual, this is a book to treasure' Alex Preston, ObserverPenelope Lively... [more]

$35.00

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Robert Dallek

Biography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

Franklin D. Roosevelt is a towering figure in twentieth-century history. A masterful politician who would win an unprecedented... [more]

$69.99

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Brutus: The Noble Conspirator

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Brutus: The Noble Conspirator

Kathryn Tempest

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Classical history & classical civilisation

Hardback

A compelling new portrait of Marcus Brutus delves behind the ancient evidence to set aside the myths that surround the ancient... [more]

$49.99

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Elvis Presley: Caught in a Trap

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Elvis Presley: Caught in a Trap

Spencer Leigh

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

Paperback

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis' death. With exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters... [more]

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Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis

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Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis

Danelle Morton, Kathryn Sermak

Film, TV & Radio; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

For ten years Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis's side--first as an employee, and then as her closest friend--and in Miss... [more]

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Hunter of Stories

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Hunter of Stories

Eduardo Galeano

Biography: general; Anthologies (non-poetry); History; History of the Americas

Hardback

This is Eduardo Galeano's last book, a masterful, deeply considered, and poetic autobiography, written in his signature style... [more]

$47.95

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Winter: #2 Seasons Quartet

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Winter: #2 Seasons Quartet

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Autobiography: general; Family & relationships

Hardback

The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily... [more]

$35.00

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