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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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Immigrants and Spies

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Immigrants and Spies

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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Grant

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Grant

Ron Chernow

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

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A portrait of one of America's most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant, by Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow.... [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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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

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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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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

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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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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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The Wicked Wit of Prince Philip

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The Wicked Wit of Prince Philip

Karen Dolby

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; Fiction & Literature; Humour collections & anthologies

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In the year in which the Prince has stepped down from his royal duties, this joyous and timely book celebrates his wry humour... [more]

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The Pursuit of Justice

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The Pursuit of Justice

Michael Finnane

Biography; Autobiography: general

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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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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

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

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Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind

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Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind

Michael Massing

Biography: religious & spiritual; History; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; History of religion; Christianity

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A deeply textured dual biography and fascinating intellectual history that examines two of the greatest minds of European... [more]

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Napoleon's Commentaries on Julius Caesar: A New English Translation

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Napoleon's Commentaries on Julius Caesar: A New English Translation

R. A. Maguire

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Battles & campaigns

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Only English translation available of Julius Caesar s generalship critiqued by fellow military genius, Napoleon Bonaparte... [more]

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She: A Celebration of Renegade Women

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She: A Celebration of Renegade Women

Harriet Hall

Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: historical, political & military; Gender studies: women

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SHE: A CELEBRATION OF RENEGADE WOMEN is a dazzling celebration of inspirational women by Stylist's Harriet Hall. [more]

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George: A Memory of George Michael

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George: A Memory of George Michael

Sean Smith

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

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George is the story of two extraordinary lives - the private man and the public legend. [more]

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Biography: historical, political & military; Social & cultural history; Feminism & feminist theory; Gender studies: women; Children's & Educational

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100 new bedtime stories inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary... [more]

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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

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Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

Marina Abramovic

Performance art; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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A celebrated performance artist details her life, from her dark childhood in postwar Yugoslavia and her formative relationships... [more]

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David: The Divided Heart

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David: The Divided Heart

David Wolpe

Biography: religious & spiritual; Religion & beliefs

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A reexamination of the biblical David, legendary warrior, poet, and king, by one of America's most respected rabbis [more]

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Al Capone

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Al Capone

Deirdre Bair

Biography; Biography: general

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From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone-Public Enemy Number One-has gripped popular imagination. Rising from humble... [more]

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Testimony

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Testimony

Robbie Robertson

Music; Rock & Pop music; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists... [more]

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The Princess Diarist (Star Wars)

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The Princess Diarist (Star Wars)

Carrie Fisher

Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Science fiction

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When Carrie Fisher discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to... [more]

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Unbreakable

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Unbreakable

Jelena Dokic, Jelena Dokic

Autobiography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Tennis

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This is a story of Jelena Dokic's survival. How she survived as a refugee, twice. How she survived on the tennis court to... [more]

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Valentino Rossi: Life of a Legend

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Valentino Rossi: Life of a Legend

Motorbooks

Biography: sport; Motorcycles: general interest; Sports & outdoor recreation; Motor sports

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An intimate portrait of the life of one of the most successful and enigmatic legends in the history of motorsports. [more]

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Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

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Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry

Paul Goldberger

Architecture; Biography: literary

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From Pulitzer Prize–winning architectural critic Paul Goldberger: an engaging, nuanced exploration of the life and work... [more]

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Charles Williams: The Third Inkling

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Charles Williams: The Third Inkling

Grevel Lindop

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

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A lively and readable literary biography of a remarkable personality who was a central member of the Inklings, this book rediscovers... [more]

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

Blanche Wiesen Cook

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

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One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2016One of NPR's 10 Best Books of 2016 Heartachingly relevant...the Eleanor... [more]

$37.95

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