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John Buchan: Model Governor General

by J. William Galbraith, David Johnston & Deborah Stewartby

An accomplished Scottish thriller writer, journalist, soldier, spy, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was Canada's governor general from 1935 to 1940 and helped draw Canada, Britain,...


From Freedom to Freedom

by Kathy Ivanov

From freedom to Freedom follows a young boy's harrowing journey from an idyllic European kingdom into a world he never could have imagined. Forced to persevere through imprisonment, refugee camps, and an oceanic...


In the Front Line: A Doctor in War and Peace

by Alec Glen

This memoir by a Scottish doctor who was born and went on to work in Govan was found among family papers long after his death in 1972. Less an account of the author's inner life, it is a graphic narrative, by...


Edie's Tale: Growing Up In Darlaston

by Edith Rushton

A personal memoir of an ordinary working-class woman who grew up in the back streets of Darlaston between the wars. Illustrated with family photos and 25 images of between-the-wars Darlaston, this book captures...


The Will To Survive: Three and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Japanese

by Arthur Godman

Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in 1942, Arthur Godman spent the next three and a half years on the Burma-Siam railway, living in camps along the River Kwai. Like other PoWs, he experienced disease...


Fortress Britain: All the Invasions and Incursions Since 1066

by Ian Hernon

As Stuart Laycock's book All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: and the Few We Never Got Round To shows, the British have not been backward in coming forward when it comes to aggressive visits abroad. But it...


In Sights: The Story of a Welsh Guardsman

by Tim Rees

The journey from boyhood to manhood has rarely included such diverse experience. From military training in the Guards Depot to Trooping the Colour, from academic failure to intelligence work in Northern Ireland....


Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten

by Pamela Hicks

A magical memoir about a singular childhood in England and India by the daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten

Few families can boast of not one but two saints among their ancestors, a great-aunt who was...


Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus

by Dean N. Jensen

A true life Water for Elephants, Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the gorgeously written, true story of renowned trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, Queen of the Air, the most...


Jefferson

by Samuel K. Padover

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West

by John J. Fry

In the fall of 1913, Laura and Earle Smith, a young Iowa couple, made the gutsy—some might say foolhardy—decision to homestead in Wyoming. There, they built their first house, a claim shanty half dug out...


The Falcon

by John Tanner

John Tanner's fascinating autobiography tells the story of a man torn between white society and the Native Americans with whom he identified.


Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

Originally published in 1868—when it was attacked as an “indecent book” authored by a “traitorous eavesdropper”—Behind the Scenes is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who began her life as a slave...


Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution

by Joel Richard Paul

Silas Deane, a Connecticut merchant and member of the Continental Congress, went to France to persuade the king to support the colonists in their struggle with Britain. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais...


The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt

by H.W. Brands

Theodore Roosevelt (1857–1919) was the most literary of American Presidents, writing scores of books, including Through the Brazilian Wilderness and African Game Trails. He was also the most active of American...


John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union

by James E., Jr. Lewis

This new book focuses on John Quincy Adams's extensive role in foreign policy, including his years as secretary of state and as president. Brief but thorough, John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union analyzes...


Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition - A Biography of Boris Johnson

by Sonia Purnell

A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just ‘Boris’ – the only...


Darwin in Ilkley

by Mike Dixon & Gregory Radick

I am here hydropathising and coming to life again after having finished my accursed book.' So wrote Charles Darwin to his friend T H Huxley in October 1859 from the Yorkshire village of Ilkley. Darwin was in...


Nellie: A Darlaston Wench

by Marion Rowley

Nellie White (nee Askey) was born in 1906 and brought up in a working-class Darlaston family. Her daughter, Marion Rowley, has compiled this book from memories passed on by Nellie, and the result paints a vivid...


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style

by Ian Kelly

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...