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Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South

by Christopher Dickey

Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade. His actions helped determine the fate of a nation.

 

When Robert Bunch arrived in Charleston to...


Out of the Firing Line...Into the Foyer: My Remarkable Story

by Andy Merriman, Bruce Copp & Dame Judi Dench

War hero and '60s Soho doyen Bruce Copp has lived a unique life in which he has formed lifelong friendships with celebrities, swam regularly with a James Bond, hung out with Lenny Bruce and spent an unforgettable...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: An Autobiographical Account of an Escaped Slave and Abolitionist

by Harriet Ann Jacobs

After hiding in her grandmother’s attic for seven years, Harriet Ann Jacobs was finally able to escape servitude—and her master’s sexual abuse—when she fled to the North. Once there, she became a very...


My Boyhood War: Warsaw 1944

by Bohdan Hryniewicz

Bohdan Hryniewicz was only 8 when war broke out and 13 when it ended. In those years he saw more than most men would in 10 lifetimes; and his recall is extraordinary. He cites three days as defining this period:...


An Elizabethan Assassin: Theodore Paleologus - Seducer, Spy and Killer

by John Hall

Claiming to be heir to the emperors of Byzantium, an exotic but elusive figures called Theodore Paleologus surfaced in mysterious circumstances in the Elizabethan underworld. This first biography of an extraordinary...


Screenplay of "1000 - The Sword In The Stone"

by Guido Maria Giordano

Historical movie set in Italy between the year 1000 and the year 1180, told through the dialogue of real people. It tells the story of the Sword in the Stone. An adventurous and exciting journey through Medieval...


Living a Life That Matters: A Memoir of the Marquis de Lafayette

by David M Weitzman & David Colin Carr

David Weitzman has written the only first-person account of the life and revolutionary times of Gilbert du Motier-better known as the Marquis de Lafayette. Weitzman faithfully renders the color and spirit of...


Father Henson's Story of His Own Life

by Josiah Henson

The numerous friends of the author of this little work will need no greater recommendation than his name to make it welcome. Among all the singular and interesting records to which the institution of American...


Spectacle

by Pamela Newkirk

An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a zoo exhibit—a shocking story of racial prejudice, science, and tragedy in the...


Stalin's Daughter

by Rosemary Sullivan

Born in 1926, Svetlana Alliluyeva spent her youth inside the Kremlin as her father's power soared along with that of the Soviet Union. Eighty-five years later, she died alone and penniless in rural Wisconsin...


Winston Churchill at the Telegraph

by A. Warren Dockter & Boris Johnson

When Winston Churchill was asked by George VI to take the reins of power in May 1940 he later recalled that 'I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for...


The Auschwitz Photographer

by Anna Dobrowolska

This book paints the most comprehensive picture of life inside Auschwitz published to date. It tells the story of Wilhelm Brasse, who spent 5 years in the camp as a prisoner-photographer and was a unique witness...


Kirkcaldy of Grange

by Louis A. Barbé

THE materials available for a biography of Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange are very unequally distributed over the two portions into which his life naturally divides itself. For the first of them, I have been...


Joan of Arc

by Helen Castor

The acclaimed historian Helen Castor—bestselling author and BBC broadcaster of She-Wolves, the story of England's queens before Elizabeth I—returns with the incredible story of Joan of Arc, as only a biographer...


The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

by Michael Everett

How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell's early political career expands and revises what has been understood concerning...


SOL'S STORY

by Richard Chardkoff

THIS IS A STORY OF A POLISH YOUTH DURING WORLD WAR ii. IT TRACES HIS NARRATIVE WHEN HE WAS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18. ORPHANED BY THE NAZIS, HE WAS DISPATCHED TO FOUR CONCENTRATION CAMPS, TWO SLAVE LABOR...


Universal Man: The Lives of John Maynard Keynes

by Richard Davenport-Hines

In Universal Man, noted biographer and historian Richard Davenport-Hines revives our understanding of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), the twentieth century’s most charismatic and revolutionary economist....


Self-Sacrifice: Life with the Iranian Mojahedin

by Struan Stevenson

‘There is much we can learn from Stevenson’s disturbing account of mistakes, duplicities and blunders that have led directly to the rise of ISIS and the catastrophic events that now engulf the Middle East.’...


Life and Teaching of Karl Marx

by M. Beer

Karl Marx belongs to the ranks of those philosophical and sociological thinkers who throw potent thought-ferment into the world, and set in motion the masses of mankind. They awaken slumbering doubts and contradictions....


The Great Diamond Hoax

by Asbury Harpending

On my return to California, after an absence of many years, my attention was called, for the first time, to the fact that my name had been associated unpleasantly with the great diamond fraud that startled the...