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Guy Liddell Diaries, Volume 1: 1939-1942

by Nigel West

This is the first volume of Nigel West's acclaimed presentation of these fascinating diaries from the heart of Britain's Second World War intelligence operations.

'No intelligence buff can be without this...


Sally Potter

by Catherine Fowler

This survey of Sally Potters work documents and explores her cinematic development from the feminist reworking of Puccinis opera La Boheme in Thriller to the provocative contemplation of romantic relationships...


You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits

by Jane Heller

Bestselling writer Jane Heller thought she'd found her dream man—until he turned out to be a "frequent flier," the term doctors and nurses use to refer to patients who land in the E.R. more often than the...


Reflections of Twelve Decades

by Frank Morgan

Synopsis:

This informative and loving memoir about the life and times of author Frank Morgan tells the story of his years in East Africa with his beloved wife.

But the story is even much richer than that,...


Summoned

by Toni Ortner

Traditional biographies are written in third person, present the facts of their subjects' lives, and provide a critical analysis. Summoned is different. While I researched traditional sources, each woman in...


TOGETHER THEY HOLD UP THE SKY: The story of China's Xi Jinping and Peng Liyuan

by Martin Macmillan

Very few Chinese names have become, as Shakespeare's Henry V put it: "Familiar in his mouth as household words" to many westerners. Mao, Confucius, Yao Ming, Jackie Chan - there aren't many. But that is about...


Hans Christian Andersen: A Biography

by Mariena Foley

From his early life, through his career, personal life, death, and legacy, learn about the father of the fairy tale, Hans Christian Andersen in this compiled biography.


Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent's Adventures with the New York Times

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed

by Ben R. Rich & Leo Janos

From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful...


Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

by Peter Guralnick

From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture.

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the...


Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

by Peter Guralnick

Careless Love is the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley's last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography.

Last Train to Memphis, the first...


The Indomitable Spirit of Edmonia Lewis

by Harry Henderson & Albert Henderson

"Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), born to a Chippewa mother and African-American father, was the most controversial sculptor of her day. Her story was told in 28 pages twenty years ago by Romare Bearden and Harry...


Peter Williams Designed To Race

by Peter Williams

On his day, Peter Williams was the best motorcycle road racer in the world and is one of that small band of sportsmen, 'the best never to win a World Championship'. Peter's unique career in the 1960s and 1970s...


But Now I See: My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold

by Steve Eubanks, Steven Holcomb & Geoff Bodine

One of the top bobsledders in the world and leader of the four-man American team, Steven Holcomb had finished sixth in the 2006 Olympics and medaled in nearly every competition he entered. He was considered...


The Hanged Man: The Life and Death of Ronald Ryan

by Mike Richards

This biography of Ronald Ryan, the last man to be executed by the state in Australia, provides a definitive account of the life and death of the man whose sentence stopped a nation. Drawing on previously unpublished...


Lonnie Donegan and the Birth of British Rock & Roll

by Patrick Humphries

When Lonnie Donegan first burst onto the scene early in 1956, his energetic brand of skiffle galvanised a generation and transformed the face of music. Before Elvis Presley, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones,...


Confessions of a (Struggling) Actress

by Jo Bloggs

QUESTION: Jo, what advice do you have for my daughter who wants to pursue an acting career? ANSWER: She'll need perseverance and determination, but if she's got what it takes she'll get there. Tell her to give...


Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima

by Naoki Inose & Hiroaki Sato

A critical biography of a modern Japanese literary giant, whose brilliant career ended in a spectacular ritual suicide.


Accidental Ambassador: From the Forgotten War

by Leonard Rattini

Leonard Rattini grew up living in an apartment building located in Collinwood, an eastside neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. In his early years, he was unaware of the surroundings beyond his immediate Italian...


In My Wildest Dreams

by Leslie Thomas

From Barnardo boy to original virgin soldier; from apprentice journalist in London's Fleet Street to famous novelist...

At times funny, at times sad, but always honest and utterly compulsive, Leslie Thomas's...