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Greatest Briton: Essays on Winston Churchill's Life and Political Philosophy

Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith

by Nora Gallagher

"Gracefully written and moving ... Things Seen and Unseen starts with Nora Gallagher entering the labyrinth of her life ... and ultimately it leads to the center of her being."--The Boston Globe

It started with...


Divine Dancer: A Biography of Ruth St. Denis

by Suzanne Shelton

A biography of dancer and choreographer Ruth St. Denis. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version of the same title.


Pedro de la Torre: Doctor to Conquerors

by John Tate Lanning

A biography of Pedro de la Torre, a 16th century physician to Spanish adventurers, with insights into medicine in the early Americas. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


The Life of Miranda, Volume II

by William Spence Robertson

The second of a two-volume biography of Francisco de Miranda, the South American general and diplomat. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


The Life of Miranda, Volume I

by William Spence Robertson

The first of a two-volume biography of Francisco de Miranda, the South American general and diplomat. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


John Clare: Voice of Freedom

The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives

by Ted Gup

In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five...


Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference

by Mark Edmundson

In 1969, Mark Edmundson was a typical high school senior in working-class Medford, Massachusetts. He loved football, disdained schoolwork, and seemed headed for a factory job in his hometown—until a maverick...


Hamba Gashle

by Ian Hassall

Hamba Gashle is the inside story of white society in colonial Southern Africa during the 1950s and 1960s. Ian Hassall's edgy memoir provides a vivid and disturbing depiction of childhood and family life against...


The Smile on the Face of the Pig: Confessions of the Last Cub Reporter

by John Bull

1950s Britain - when life was great if you had the guts to live it. Murder, lurid courtroom dramas, gypsy horse fairs, eccentric admirals, child brides, and falling in love - it's all in a day's work for cub...


Spinach Soup for the Walls: Finding My Spirit in Africa

by Lynne Harkes

The author has lived in wonderful places, from Nigeria to South America, Oman to the Gabon jungle.She describes the hospitality and resilience of the natives and the magnificence of landscape and animals. But...


It Made You Think of Home: The Haunting Journal of Deward Barnes, CEF: 1916-1919

by Bruce Cane

In this diary we hear something that is otherwise gone forever: the authentic voice of the First World War soldier, Everyman in khaki. Fully annotated to enhance the nuance of each entry, Barnes' diary takes...


101 Amazing Abraham Lincoln Facts

by Jack Goldstein

Do you want to know the important facts about Abraham Lincoln's Life? Amongst many other things, the 16th US President abolished slavery, made the Gettysburg Address and was assassinated whilst in office. This...


A French Restoration: La Maison d'Etre

by Clive Kristen & David Johnson

When David and Doris Johnson restored a French mini-chateau, they learnt new skills, solved the mysteries of septic drainage, and excavated not only the ancient foundations, but the chequered history of the...


Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

by Jane Dunn

The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage, screen, and...


Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

by Alma Guillermoprieto

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary);...


Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond

by Ekow Eshun

At the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun—born in London to African-born parents—travels to Ghana in search of his roots. He goes from Accra, Ghana’s cosmopolitan capital city, to the storied slave forts...


Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova

by Elaine Feinstein

In this definitive biography of the legendary Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein draws on a wealth of newly available material–including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving friends and family–to...


The Smoking Diaries Volume 1

by Simon Gray

When he turned sixty-five, the playwright Simon Gray began to keep a diary: not a careful honing of the day's events with a view to posterity but an account of his thoughts as he had them, honestly, turbulently,...