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The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics

by W. Sydney Robinson

Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated...


Pericles of Athens

by Vincent AZOULAY, Janet Lloyd & Paul Cartledge

Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. “Periclean” Athens witnessed tumultuous...


Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

by Alexander Larman

He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'.

He went to Oxford University at the age of 12

He slept with his first prostitute at 13

He was an alcoholic by 14

He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18

He was acclaimed a war hero...


Wayne Avenue Days: A Midcentury Memoir

by L.S.A. Hoyt

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Born in 1950, Linda Sue Hoyt grew up in an extended family home on the fringes of a little town that was rapidly evolving. The community's planned neighborhoods were filled with new starter homes,...


Goodbye Twentieth Century

by Dannie Abse

Drawing upon his Welsh and Jewish heritage, Dannie Abse presents a rich autobiography that chronicles his life as both a doctor and an author. Humorous and poignant, this new edition not only includes the...


All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Cowboy

by Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts is an 82-year-old cowboy from Florida. This book is a collection of stories about what cow hunting in Florida was like when he started his career at 13 years of age. Roberts worked with cattle in...


C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity: The Crisis That Created a Classic

by Paul McCusker

Mere Christianity is one of the best books of Christian apologetics ever written. Arguably, no book other than the Bible itself has had as much influence for the cause of the gospel over the past 60 years. The...


Nyerere: The Early Years

by Thomas Molony

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, was a man whose political life was uniquely and inextricably bound into the history of the nation he created. Yet, though 'Baba wa Taifa',...


Pope John Paul II

by Tad Szulc

Pope John Paul II is one of the pivotal figures of this century, the spiritual head of more than one billion believers and a world statesman of immense stature and influence. Yet, at the age of seventy-six and...


A Thousand Laurie Lees: The Centenary Celebration of a Man and a Valley

by Adam Horovitz

This is not a book about Laurie Lee, still less a biography. It is about the spirit of the man and the spirit of a place. A Thousand Laurie Lees is a poetic reassessment of the Slad Valley, a memoir from a different...


Hitler's Heroine: Hanna Reitsch

by Sophie Jackson

Hanna Reitsch longed to fly. Breaking records and earning the respect of the Nazi regime, she became the first female Luftwaffe test pilot, earning significant awards and becoming a personal heroine of Hitler's....


The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew At His Side

by Damien Lewis

An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute...


Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters

by Philip Eade

THE EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF SYLVIA BROOKE, THE LAST WHITE RULER OF THE JUNGLE KINGDOM OF BORNEO

Sylvia Brooke was one of the more exotic and outrageous figures of the twentieth century. Otherwise known as the Ranee...


Forgiveness

by Mark Sakamoto

The heart-rending true story of two families on either side of the Second World War—and a moving tribute to the nature of forgiveness

When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean traded his quiet yet...


Rutherford B. Hayes

by Hans Trefousse & Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

A leader of the Reconstruction era, whose contested election eerily parallels the election debacle of 2000

The disputed election of 1876 between Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, in which Congress set up...


A Song of Their Own: The Fight For Votes For Women in Ipswich

by Joy Bounds

What did women from the Ipswich area have to do with getting the vote? Surely it was only in London that suffragettes chained themselves to railings, held enormous processions, went to prison, and burnt down...


William Wallace: The Man and the Myth

by Chris Brown

William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England's King Edward I. From political and social obscurity he seized...


Clouds of Glory

by Michael Korda

In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography...


From Prison to Praise

by Sonja G Brown

Prison to Praise is a book about a young lady being "down and out", on drugs and counted out. However, through God her life is turned completely around. She come out of prison-begin to minister to others and...


The Last British Dambuster

by George Johnny Johnson

'I was anxious to fight. Hitler was the bastard who had started all this and he needed sorting out. We were under threat. Everything we stood for: our country, our families and our way of life was being attacked...