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Gresham's Law: The Life and World of Queen Elizabeth I's Banker

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Gresham's Law: The Life and World of Queen Elizabeth I's Banker

John Guy

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Advocate - History

Hardback

In this biography of Sir Thomas Gresham, Dr John Guy draws on hitherto overlooked primary sources to give a fuller picture... [more]

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Frederick the Second: Wonder of the World 1194-1250

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Frederick the Second: Wonder of the World 1194-1250

Ernst Kantorowicz

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Medieval history; Advocate - History

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A reissue of the bestselling life of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick the Second, with a new introduction by Dan Jones. [more]

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Hitler: A Life

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Hitler: A Life

Peter Longerich

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism

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The story of how Adolf Hitler created his 'Fuhrer dictatorship' - consistently and ruthlessly destroying everything that stood... [more]

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Panzer Commander Hermann Balck: Germany's Master Tactician

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Panzer Commander Hermann Balck: Germany's Master Tactician

Stephen Robinson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Land forces & warfare

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A history of one of the world's greatest armoured warfare commanders. During World War II, Hermann Balck (1897-1982) commanded... [more]

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Brabham: The Untold Story of Formula One

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Brabham: The Untold Story of Formula One

Tony Davis

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Formula 1 & Grand Prix; Advocate - Today's World

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The story of Australia's greatest motoring hero.<br /><br />Sir Jack Brabham... [more]

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Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy

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Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy

Savannah Knoop

Biography; Autobiography: literary

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After The New York Times unmasked Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy, readers learned that the gay male-prostitute-turned-literary-wonder... [more]

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

James Clapper

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History

Paperback

The former Director of National Intelligence's account of the intelligence community's successes--and failures--in facing... [more]

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Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived

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Stephen Hawking: A Life Well Lived

Kitty Ferguson

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science; Cosmology & the universe; Astrophysics

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In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given a couple of years to live. In January 2017 he celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday. This... [more]

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Howard Stern Comes Again

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Howard Stern Comes Again

Howard Stern

Radio; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; History

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Over his unrivalled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities-discussing sex, relationships,... [more]

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Einstein: His Space and Times

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Einstein: His Space and Times

Steven Gimbel

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

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A revealing new portrait of Albert Einstein, the world's first scientific superstar [more]

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The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years

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The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau's River Years

Robert M. Thorson

Biography: literary; Regional & national history; Mathematics & Sciences; Conservation of the environment

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Robert Thorson gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene. The boatman and backyard naturalist was keenly aware of the way... [more]

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship...

Dennis C. Rasmussen

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Western philosophy: Enlightenment; Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Economic history

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The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships-and how it influenced modern thought David Hume is arguably... [more]

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American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family

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American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family

Robert F Kennedy

Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; Politics & government

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The son and namesake of Robert F. Kennedy shares memories from his turbulent childhood, the lessons he learned from family... [more]

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Sir Elton: The Definitive Biography

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Sir Elton: The Definitive Biography

Philip Norman

Individual actors & performers; Music; Rock & Pop music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The definitive biography of the much-loved star Elton John. [more]

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Dead People I Have Known

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Dead People I Have Known

Shayne Carter

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

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In Dead People I Have Known, the legendary New Zealand musician Shayne Carter tells the story of a life in music, taking us... [more]

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Flight to Fame: Victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia

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Flight to Fame: Victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia...

Ross Smith

Autobiography: general; Memoirs; History; Geographical discovery & exploration

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This book tells the hair-raising tale of the world-first flight from England to Australia, in the words of (Sir) Ross Smith.... [more]

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

Leander Kahney

Biography; Biography: business & industry; Business strategy; Management: leadership & motivation; Information technology industries; Impact of science & technology on society

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In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries,... [more]

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Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832

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Berlioz: The Making of an Artist 1803-1832

David Cairns

Music; Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830); Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Describes the composer Berlioz's early life and career until the celebrated performance of Symphonie Fantastique in 1832.... [more]

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Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869

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Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869

David Cairns

Music; Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900); Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Berlioz was one of the towering figures of Romanticism- not only was he a great and revolutionary composer, but also the finest... [more]

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

Armand D'Angour

Biography: historical, political & military; Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

Paperback

An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become... [more]

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The Solace of Open Spaces

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The Solace of Open Spaces

Gretel Ehrlich

Biography: general; Memoirs; The countryside, country life; Farm & working animals; Travel & holiday

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A stunning classic memoir set in the American West, Ehrlich's account of living in Wyoming includes sheep herding alone across... [more]

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David Malouf: Writers on Writers

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David Malouf: Writers on Writers

Nam Le

Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -

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'Here was a very-much-alive half-Lebanese writer (from provincial Brisbane, no less) producing English-language writing of... [more]

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On the Life of Galileo: Viviani's Historical Account and Other Early Biographies

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On the Life of Galileo: Viviani's Historical Account and Other Early Biographies...

Stefano Gattei

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

Hardback

The first collection and translation into English of the earliest biographical accounts of Galileo's life This unique critical... [more]

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King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

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King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

Blaine Harden

Autobiography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; Korean War; Espionage & secret services

Paperback

Discover the true story of the dark reign of the number one US spy-master in Korea. [more]

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

Ramie Targoff

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history

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A biography of Vittoria Colonna, a confidante of Michelangelo, the scion of one of the most powerful families of her era,... [more]

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