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Biography: general

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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

Masih Alinejad

Biography; Autobiography: general; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Social discrimination; Gender studies, gender groups; Political activism

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This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed... [more]

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

Karin Roffman

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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The first biography of an American master. [more]

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A Crime in the Family

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A Crime in the Family

Sacha Batthyany

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; The Holocaust; Second World War

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A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart,revealing one of the most extraordinary untold... [more]

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil...

Fred Kaplan

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Slavery & abolition of slavery; Political leaders & leadership

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[Kaplan] tells this story with precision and eloquence. Seattle TimesAn eye-opening biography from a trusted source on the... [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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From activist, Pussy Riot member and freedom fighter Maria Alyokhina, a raw, hallucinatory, passionate account of her arrest,... [more]

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Last King of the Cross

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Last King of the Cross

John Ibrahim

Biography; Autobiography: general; True stories; True crime; Local history; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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John Ibrahim's incredible life story told in his own words. [more]

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Cristiano and Leo: The Race to Become the Greatest Football Player of All Time

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Cristiano and Leo: The Race to Become the Greatest Football Player of All...

Jimmy Burns

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Sports teams & clubs; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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The definitive account of the world-shaping rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and their ongoing competition... [more]

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

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Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

Erica Benner

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Social & political philosophy; Advocate - Biography

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Was Niccolo Machiavelli really the cynical schemer of legend - or was he a profound ethical thinker, who tried to save the... [more]

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The Dead Still Cry Out: The Story of a Combat Cameraman

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The Dead Still Cry Out: The Story of a Combat Cameraman

Helen Lewis

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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Helen Lewis was just a child when she found an old suitcase hidden in a cupboard at home. Inside it were the most horrifying... [more]

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Street-Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties

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Street-Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties

Tariq Ali

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies; Political activism

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One of the world's best-known radicals relives the early years of the protest movement [more]

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

Tariq Ali

Biography: historical, political & military; Russian Revolution; Politics & government; Marxism & Communism; Advocate - Politics

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The secret life of the man who reshaped Russia [more]

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Elizabeth I and Her Circle

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Elizabeth I and Her Circle

Susan Doran

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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The inside story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal... [more]

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

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

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The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years,... [more]

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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

John Calvert

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Islamic studies; Religious & theocratic ideologies; Terrorism, armed struggle

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Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) is considered one of the most influential ideologues of radical Islamism. This biography rescues Qutb... [more]

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Paul Simon: The Life

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Paul Simon: The Life

Robert Hilburn

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

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

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The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis

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The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics...

Adrian Phillips

Biography: royalty; History

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A unique history of the political machinations that bedevilled Stanley Baldwin's government during the abdication crisis of... [more]

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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Roland Philipps

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

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Donald Maclean was a star diplomat, an establishment insider and a keeper of some of the West's greatest secrets. Taking... [more]

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A Man Called Yarra

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A Man Called Yarra

Stan Yarramunua

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; History; Indigenous peoples; Advocate - History

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I'm a Wathaurong man. I'm an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country. Stan Yarra Yarramunua... [more]

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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

Duncan Clark

Biography: business & industry; Business & Economics; E-commerce: business aspects

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In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded... [more]

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Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856

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Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II,...

Sidney Blumenthal

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

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Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. [more]

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Get Up Mum

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Get Up Mum

Justin Heazlewood

Biography; Biography: general

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It's 1992 in Burnie, Tasmania. Twelve-year-old Justin Heazlewood just wants to be a normal boy with a normal family. He's... [more]

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William the Conqueror

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William the Conqueror

David Bates

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

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Fifteen years in the making, a landmark reinterpretation of the life of a pivotal figure in British and European history [more]

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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

Phil Knight

Autobiography: business & industry; Business & Economics; Entrepreneurship; Textile industries; Sport & leisure industries

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The first-ever memoir of the legendary co-founder of Nike Inc, Phil Knight [more]

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Bruce Lee: A Life

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Bruce Lee: A Life

Matthew Polly

Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Oriental martial arts

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

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Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

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Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret

Craig Brown

Biography; Biography: royalty

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A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR * A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * A DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEAR `An... [more]

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