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Black Water: By Strength and By Guile

by Don Camsell

Don Camsell joined the men in black of the SBS in 1974. From the deserts of Oman to the hills of Port Stanley, from the bottom of Gibraltar harbour to the deep, cold, black waters of Loch Long and from the QE2...


The Ladies Gallery: A Memoir of Family Secrets

by Irene Vilar, Gregory Rabassa & Carlin Romano

A shred of black lace. A broken hand mirror. A spidery strip of false eyelash. These are the fragments left to Irene Vilar, granddaughter of Lolita Lebrón, the revered political activist for Puerto Rican independence...


Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life

by Michael Greenberg

In Beg, Borrow, Steal Michael Greenberg regales us with his wry and vivid take on the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie...


High: Confession of an International Drug Smuggler

by Brian O'Dea

In the early 1980s, Brian O’Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing...


Personal Impressions

by Isaiah Berlin

This enthusiastically received collection contains Isaiah Berlin's appreciation of seventeen people of unusual distinction in the intellectual or political world - sometimes in both. The names of many of them...


Wainwright

by Martin Wainwright

Wainwright: The Man Who Loved the Lakes is a celebration of the British landscape, and it tells the remarkable story of Alfred Wainwright who in 1952 decided to hand draw a series of guides to the fells of Lakeland....


Matron at Last

by Evelyn Prentis

'When do you have a bath?' I asked Mrs Turgoose.

'I hope you're not suggesting that I don't look after meself properly,' she said crossly. 'There was a woman who used to use it, but that was because she was...


Scorsese

by Jim Sangster

Martin Scorsese's obsession with sin and redemption, conflict and violence runs through much of his work. This essential guide to Scorsese explores his career from his early student works, including It's Not...


Martin O'Neill

by Alex Montgomery

Martin O'Neill is one of the most brilliant, successful and intriguing of the new manager/coaches to emerge from British football.

Alex Montgomery's acclaimed biography brings O'Neill's story right up to date...


Elizabeth Barrett Browning

by Margaret Forster

This biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, written with reference to Browning correspondence only recently available, argues that the poet was a strong and determined woman largely responsible for her own...


Boudica

by Vanessa Collingridge

Boudica has been immortalised throughout history as the woman who dared take on the Romans - an act of vengeance on behalf of her daughters, tribe and enslaved country. Her known life is a rich tapestry of wife,...


Out Of The Wilderness

by Tony Benn

1963 saw Labour's emergence from its 'wilderness years' in Opposition, and the election of Harold Wilson following the unexpected death of Hugh Gaitskell. In the first Wilson government of 1964 Benn was made...


Dare To Be A Daniel

by Tony Benn

Born into a family with a strong, radical dissenting tradition in which enterprise and public service were combined, Tony Benn was taught to believe that the greatest sin in life was to waste time and money....


Exploited

by Emma Jackson

'If you read the papers, you'd think that the only girls to get hooked are from dysfunctional families. But what happened to me could happen to anyone. Your child, your sister, your friend - even yourself if...


Mummy is a Killer

by Nikkia Roberson

'Why did you leave me? Why did you get messed up with all of those drugs? Why did you kill my brother and sister? Didn't you love us enough?'

Nikkia Roberson has been asking these questions for most of her life....


Wallace: The Classic Portrait of Alabama Governor George Wallace

by Marshall Frady

A deeper look at the bigger than life person of Alabama Governor George Wallace.


Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier & President

by Geoffrey Perret

An acclaimed biography of Ulysses S. Grant traces the life of the Civil War general and eighteenth president of the United States and assesses his major accomplishments.


So Sad to Fall in Battle: An Account of War Based on General Tadamichi Kuribayashi's Letters from Iwo Jima

by Kumiko Kakehashi

The Battle of Iwo Jima has been memorialized innumerable times as the subject of countless books and motion pictures, most recently Clint Eastwood’s films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, and...


Clough

by Tony Francis

Brian Clough is no ordinary football manager. He has walked on water at Nottingham Forest and through hellfire at one or two other clubs without once conceding an inch to anybody. Even his enemies are mesmerized....


The Complete Kubrick

by David Hughes

With just thirteen feature films in half a century, Stanley Kubrick established himself as one of the most accomplished directors in motion picture history. Kubrick created a landmark and a benchmark with every...