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Biography: general

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Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

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Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

Matthew Dennison

Biography; Biography: literary

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A beautifully written and produced celebration of the life of Beatrix Potter, one of the nation's best-loved authors. [more]

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The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

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The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial...

Alexander MacDonald

Biography: general; Economic history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Geographical discovery & exploration; Space science

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A NASA insider highlights the current and historic roles of private enterprise in humanity's pursuit of spaceflight [more]

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The Essential Hamilton: Letters & Other Writings

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The Essential Hamilton: Letters & Other Writings

Alexander Hamilton

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Politics & government

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A brash immigrant who rose to become George Washington's right-hand man. A fierce partisan whose nationalist vision made him... [more]

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

Gareth Stedman Jones

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

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Gareth Stedman Jones returns Karl Marx to his nineteenth-century world, before later inventions transformed him into Communism's... [more]

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Grant & I

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Grant & I

Robert Forster

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

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The Go-Betweens, one of Australia’s most talented and influential bands, very nearly wasn’t. Grant McLennan didn’t... [more]

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Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the Wars

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Queen Bees: Six Brilliant and Extraordinary Society Hostesses Between the...

Sian Evans

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history

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The story of the six extraordinary hostesses who shaped British society in the inter-war years: Lady Astor, Lady Colefax,... [more]

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Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence

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Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence

Artemis Cooper

Biography; Biography: literary

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The authorised biography of Elizabeth Jane Howard from the award-winning author of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure [more]

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The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington

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The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington

Joanna Moorhead

Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A personal biography of Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away to Mexico and became one of the world's most significant... [more]

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The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

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The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia...

Susan Jaques

History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800; Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections... [more]

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Frederick Douglass

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Frederick Douglass

William S. McFeely

Biography: general; History; Slavery & abolition of slavery

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A masterpiece....[W]ill rightfully assume its place as the standard biography of a truly great figure in the nation's past.... [more]

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Of Fortunes and War: Clare Hollingworth, first of the female war correspondents

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Of Fortunes and War: Clare Hollingworth, first of the female war correspondents...

Patrick Garrett

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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The biography of acclaimed 20th century journalist Clare Hollingworth who scooped the outbreak of World War 2. [more]

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The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties

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The Rolling Stones: On Air in the Sixties

Richard Havers, The Rolling Stones

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

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Tells the story of Stones through their radio and TV appearances as they rose to fame in the sixties. From their first TV... [more]

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Riot Days

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Riot Days

Maria Alyokhina

Punk, New Wave & Indie; Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Feminism & feminist theory; Demonstrations & protest movements

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<div><strong>ABBEY&rsquo;S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> &mdash;- It only takes a few pages for the awe to begin. Awe at the strength... [more]

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Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

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Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

Hendrik Meijer

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Politics & government

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The idea that a Senator - Republican or Democrat - would put the greater good of the country ahead of party seems nearly impossible... [more]

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Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

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Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov

Biography: literary; Literary studies: general

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First publication of an index-card diary in which Nabokov recorded sixty-four dreams and subsequent daytime episodes, allowing... [more]

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The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn

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The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn

Margaret Willes

Biography: literary; History; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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An intimate portrait of two pivotal Restoration figures during one of the most dramatic periods of English history [more]

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The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem

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The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem

Hannah Arendt, Gershom S. Scholem

Biography: general; Philosophy

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Few people thought as deeply or incisively about Germany, Jewish identity, and the Holocaust as Hannah Arendt and Gershom... [more]

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Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free

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Come and Take It: The Gun Printer's Guide to Thinking Free

Cody Wilson

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; History; Social & political philosophy; Civil rights & citizenship; Impact of science & technology on society

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A startling philosophical manifesto for the twenty-first century on freedom of information, Come and Take It is the controversial... [more]

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American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

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American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Ronald C White

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; American Civil War; Political leaders & leadership; Warfare & defence

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A major new biography of the Civil War general and American president, by the author of the New York Times bestseller, A.... [more]

$37.95

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Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words: The Sunday Times Number-One Bestseller

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Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words: The Sunday Times Number-One Bestseller...

Andrew Morton

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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A reissue of this classic title with a new introduction by Andrew Morton reflecting on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding... [more]

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DH Lawrence's 99 Days in Australia (Volume 2): The Silvery Freedom... & the Horrible Paws

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DH Lawrence's 99 Days in Australia (Volume 2): The Silvery Freedom... &...

Robert Darroch

Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Social & cultural history

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The Silvery Freedom... and the Horrible Paws is the story of how DH Lawrence's 8th major novel, Kangaroo, was composed and... [more]

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DH Lawrence's 99 Days in Australia (Volume 1): The Quest for Cooley

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DH Lawrence's 99 Days in Australia (Volume 1): The Quest for Cooley

Robert Darroch

Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Social & cultural history

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The Quest for Cooley is the story of the 40-year search for the identity of the real life figure that DH Lawrence portrayed... [more]

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Depression: Vintage Minis

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Depression: Vintage Minis

William Styron

Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Psychology; Health & Self-Help; Coping with illness; Coping with stress

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How does a writer compose a suicide note? This was not a question that the prize-winning novelist had ever contemplated before.... [more]

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Swimming with Seals

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Swimming with Seals

Victoria Whitworth

Biography: general; Gender studies: women; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides

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A book about intense physical and personal experience, narrating how Victoria Whitworth began swimming in the cold waters... [more]

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Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

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Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

Thornton McCamish

Biography; Biography: general

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A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also... [more]

$27.99

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