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The Private Lives of Winston Churchill

by John Pearson

He was a lion of a man who helped shape the course of this century with his relentless ambition and fierce political instincts. Few have matched Winston Churchill's cunning or force of will. Few have seen the...


Captain Cook

by Vanessa Collingridge

A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow...


A Nurse in Action

by Evelyn Prentis

'We were quickly learning to live with war. We became very proficient at moving the patients who could walk quickly to the shelters when the sirens went. We were equally proficient at talking those who couldn't...


Rezso Kasztner

by Ladislaus Lob

Two months after his eleventh birthday, on 9 July 1944, the gates of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp closed behind Ladislaus Löb. Five months later, with the Second World War still raging, he crossed the border...


The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security

by Grant Hammond

The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformed American military policy and practice. A first-rate fighter pilot and a self-taught scholar, he wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat; spearheaded...


Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

by Anthony Everitt

“All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined.”

—John Adams

He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his...


Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer

by Ray Argyle

Joey Smallwood, often dubbed the "only living Father of Confederation," won six provincial elections and was premier of Newfoundland for 23 years. A crafty, canny, controversial politician, he devoted himself...


China Hand: An Autobiography

by John Jr., Todd Purdum & Bruce Cumings

In this wry and insightful memoir, distinguished American diplomat John Paton Davies, Jr. describes his upbringing and wartime adventures in Asia, encounters with key twentieth-century figures from Mahatma Gandhi...


The Power of the Pen: The Politics, Nationalism, and Influence of Sir John Willison

by Richard Clippingdale & Joe Clark

Sir John Willison (1856-1927) lived and worked after the development of fast trains and the telegraph, mostly before the widespread use of the telephone, and almost entirely before radio mattered in news. As...


Freud on Coke

by David Cohen

The story of Freud's involvement with cocaine and how it affected research long after he died... The book tells of a number of drug related tragedies Freud was involved in including the death of Ernest Fleischl...


Battersea Girl

by Martin Knight

A couple of years ago, Martin Knight began a quest to delve into his family history. He had a head start on many amateur genealogists, as 30 years earlier he had produced a school project on the very subject....


Kim Jong-Il, Revised and Updated: Kim Jong-Il: North Koreas Dear Leader, Revised and Updated Edition

by Michael Breen

An expert on North Korea sheds new light on the enigmatic tyrant

From his goose-stepping military parades to his clownish macho swagger, North Korea's Kim Jong-il is an odd amalgam of political cartoon and global...


Nicholas and Alexandra

by Robert K. Massie

The story of the love that ended an empire

In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the...


Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation

by Scott Farris

Updated with a new section on the 2012 presidential election: Profiles of twelve men who have run for the presidency and lost, but who, even in defeat, have had a greater impact on American history than many...


Margaret Sanger

by Jean H. Baker

Undoubtedly the most influential advocate for birth control even before the term existed, Margaret Sanger ignited a movement that has shaped our society to this day. Her views on reproductive rights have made...


The Madness of Michele Bachmann: A Broad-Minded Survey of a Small-Minded Candidate

by Ken Avidor, Karl Bremer & Eva Young

This fact-packed exposé reveals all the dirty little secrets that Michele Bachmann would rather you didn't know

Since Michele Bachmann became a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, journalists...


Helen Ring Robinson

by Pat Pascoe

Helen Ring Robinson was Colorado's first female state senator and only the second in the United States. Serving from 1913 to 1916, she worked for social and economic justice as a champion of women, children,...


No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

by Condoleezza Rice

From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. ...


Open Secret

by Stella Rimington

Rimington's account of her rise in what was very definitely a man's world..

Stella Rimington was educated at Nottingham Girls' High School, and Edinburgh and Liverpool Universities. In 1959 she started work in...


Pavel's Letters

by Monika Maron

Teasing her family's past out of the fog of oblivion and lies, one of Germany's greatest writers asks about the secrets families keep, about the fortitude of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, and...