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Prophet John Wroe: Virgins, Scandals and Visions in Victorian England

by Edward Green

Prophet John Wroe (1782-1863), found fame through his many predictions, his preaching and the establishment of the Christian Israel Church in the early 1820s. Edward Green places Wroe's life in the context of...


Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier

by James Wharton

Seeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind – and he found it. At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the...


The Spy Who Loved

by Clare Mulley

In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in South Kensington. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising, but that she had survived the Second...


Brothers Under the Skin

by Christopher Hope

BROTHERS UNDER THE SKIN is an impassioned reflection by prize winning author, Christopher Hope, on the all too familiar traits of tyranny. From Milsovik’s Serbia, to the killing fields of Matabeleland, Christopher...


Last Man Standing

by Jack Straw

As a small boy in Epping Forest, Jack Straw could never have imagined that one day he would become Britain's Lord Chancellor. As one of five children of divorced parents, he was bright enough to get a scholarship...


Mozart's Women

by Jane Glover

Mozart was fascinated, amused, aroused, hurt, and betrayed by women. He loved and respected them, composed for them, performed with them. This unique biography looks at his interaction with each, starting with...


Josephine

by Andrea Stuart

‘It’s a story worthy of a blockbuster novel, and it’s all true. Oodles of sex, passion, adultery, media hype, decadence, plots, murder, mayhem, anguish and betrayal fill these pages . . . an enjoyable,...


The Invention of Clouds

by Richard Hamblyn

An extraordinary yet little-known scientific advance occurred in the opening years of the nineteenth century when a young amateur meteorologist, Luke Howard, gave the clouds the names by which they are known...


The Immortalists

by David M. Friedman

His historic career as an aviator made Charles Lindbergh one of the most famous men of the twentieth century, the subject of best-selling biographies and a hit movie, as well as the inspiration for a dance step—the...


Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom

by Batya Swift Yasgur

Advance Praise for Behind the Burqa

"Whenever and wherever adults make war, children die and women are subjected to fear and humiliation. This is true of Afghanistan too. Read this harrowing book. The tragic...


Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate

by Angus Konstam

"A thorough, exciting examination of 18th-century pirate life,with wonderful details."

--Publishers Weekly

"Interesting and exciting . . . a thoroughly enjoyable chronicle of an interesting life and interesting...


Old Man in a Baseball Cap

by Fred Rochlin

Conceived in a storytelling workshop given by Spalding Gray, Old Man In a Baseball Cap is not your typical story of World War II. Rochlin recounts in gritty detail how he--an ordinary young man--was thrust into...


Jacqueline Bouvier: An Intimate Memoir

by John H. Davis

Critical Acclaim for Jacqueline Bouvier John Davis's intimate memoir of his beloved first cousin "Readers longing for a dignified and elegant approach to Jackie's early years will enjoy this biographical gem...


Gandhi: A Life

by Yogesh Chadha

The Internationally Acclaimed Biography of One of History's Monumental Figures Gandhi: A Life The first biography of this important figure in over twenty years, Gandhi: A Life rescues the man from the myth,...


Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It

by David M. Robertson

In a remarkable feat of historical detective work, David Robertson illuminates the shadowy figure who planned a slave rebellion so daring that, if successful, it might have changed the face of the antebellum...


Chanakya

by Deepa Agarwal

‘I, Chanakya, vow not to bind my hair until I have unseated you from the throne of Magadha.’ When learned Brahmin Vishnugupta is humiliated by arrogant king Dhana Nanda in a public gathering, he swears revenge....


Mother India

by Pranay Gupte

Mother India is the fascinating story of independent India's most complex GUPTE political figure: Indira Gandhi, the enigmatic and solitary daughter of the country's first prime minister, who rose to become...


Anne Frank

by Francine Prose

In June 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white- checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in an Amsterdam attic to escape the Nazis. For two years, with...


Abu Hanifah: His Life, Legal Method & Legacy

by Mohammed Akram Nadwi

Study the life and legacy of one of the greatest pioneers in the history of Islamic law


My Prison, My Home

by Haleh Esfandiari

At the Ministry of Intelligence in Tehran, a man in a checkered shirt sits down in an easy chair. He removes several documents from his pocket and hands one to Haleh Esfandiari, a sixty-seven-year-old Iranian...