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Biography: general

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

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Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions

Alberto Manguel

Autobiography: literary

Hardback

A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of... [more]

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The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922 - 1923

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The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain,...

Albert Einstein

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

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Albert Einstein's travel diary to the Far East and Middle East In the fall of 1922, Albert Einstein, along with his then-wife,... [more]

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Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens

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Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Athens

David Stuttard

Biography: historical, political & military; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; History; Classical history & classical civilisation

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Alcibiades was one of the most dazzling figures of Athens's Golden Age. A friend of Socrates, he was spectacularly rich, bewitchingly... [more]

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The Young Descartes: Nobility, Rumor, and War

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The Young Descartes: Nobility, Rumor, and War

Harold J. Cook

Biography: historical, political & military; European history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900

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A biography of the early years of Descartes, which reveal a very active man in Europe's complicated political and social scene-a... [more]

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Hell and High Water: Cecil Healy, Olympic Champion whose life was cut short by war

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Hell and High Water: Cecil Healy, Olympic Champion whose life was cut short...

Rochelle Nicholls

Biography; Biography: sport; Military history

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The golden boy of Australian swimming and captain of the lifeguards on Manly Beach, Cecil Healy was the poster-boy for all... [more]

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You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

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You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin...

Rachel Corbett

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary

Paperback

[An] empathetic and imaginative biography, deeply researched. -The New Yorker [more]

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Churchill

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Churchill

Roy Jenkins

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

Paperback

An exhaustive biographical portrait of one of the most enigmatic and important figures of the twentieth century. [more]

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Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

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Francis I: The Maker of Modern France

Leonie Frieda

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

Hardback

The bestselling author of Catherine de Medici turns to Francis I, the king who transformed France into a great nation. [more]

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The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin

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The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin...

James Laughlin, Tennessee Williams

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Literary studies: from c 1900 -

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Four decades of correspondence of Tennessee Williams's and James Laughlin's unlikely yet enduring literary and personal relationship.... [more]

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Scrappy Little Nobody

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Scrappy Little Nobody

Anna Kendrick

Film, TV & Radio; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

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

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Immigrants and Spies: My father, my memories

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Immigrants and Spies: My father, my memories

Barbara Mackay-Cruise

Biography; Biography: general

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Immigrants and Spies is the story of Noel W. Lamidey, who in 1946 was sent to London by the Chifley Government to establish... [more]

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Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War

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Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed...

Nigel Cliff

Music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Keyboard instruments; Biography: arts & entertainment; International relations

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Relates the story of a remarkable young Texan pianist, Van Cliburn, who played his way through the wall of fear built by... [more]

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The Man Who Was George Smiley: The Life of John Bingham

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The Man Who Was George Smiley: The Life of John Bingham

Michael Jago

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: literary

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The story of John Bingham, spy and author, who inspired John le Carre's most famous character, George Smiley. [more]

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Gustave Flaubert

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Gustave Flaubert

Anne Green

Biography: literary

Paperback

A new critical biography of Gustave Flaubert, widely regarded as one of the world's greatest novelists, and whose work continues... [more]

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900

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The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie... [more]

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The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

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The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever...

Greg Sestero, Tom Bissell

Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

The hilarious and inspiring story of how a mysterious misfit got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success... [more]

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Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

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Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III

Robert Greenfield

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

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The definitive biography of the reclusive and mysterious Grateful Dead benefactor and renowned LSD chemist without whom the... [more]

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Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

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Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon

Iris Apfel

Fashion & textiles: design; Biography; Autobiography: general

Hardback

I never want to be an old fuddy-duddy;<br /><br />I hold the self-proclaimed... [more]

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Ragamuffin Man: The World of Syd Fischer

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Ragamuffin Man: The World of Syd Fischer

David Salter

Biography; Biography: business & industry; Sailing

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In 1938 a knockabout 11-year-old kid from Marrickville, Sydney, is suddenly confronted by mortality. His mother dies. His... [more]

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Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis

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Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis

Mark K. Shriver

Biography: general; Religion & beliefs

Paperback

A down-to-earth and deeply intimate portrait of Pope Francis and his faith, based on interviews with the men and women who... [more]

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In Patagonia: 40th Anniversary Edition

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In Patagonia: 40th Anniversary Edition

Bruce Chatwin

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Social groups; Geographical discovery & exploration; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

Paperback

When Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature.... [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

Hardback

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

$45.00

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The Pursuit of Justice

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The Pursuit of Justice

Michael Finnane

Biography; Autobiography: general

Hardback

There have been many biographies of Judges, and even a few barristers have published memoirs of their famous cases, but very... [more]

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Paul: A Biography

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Paul: A Biography

N. T. Wright

Biography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs

Hardback

In this definitive biography, renowned Bible scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author Wright offers a radical look... [more]

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A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things: The Life of Alexander von Humboldt

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A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things: The Life of Alexander von Humboldt...

Maren Meinhardt

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Biogeography; Geographical discovery & exploration

Hardback

A beautifully written biography of a giant of the nineteenth century, explorer of Latin America and founder of biogeography.... [more]

$55.00

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