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Hash

by Wensley Clarkson

For millions of people across the world, lighting up a joint is no more controversial than having a cup of tea. But in Hash Wensley Clarkson explores the dark and sinister side of this multi-billion pound business:...


Cocaine Confidential

by Wensley Clarkson

From those who grow the coca to the end dealers-the inside stories of the people involved in the world of cocaine smuggling Cocaine is the world's most notorious narcotic. It underpins a vast, multi-billion...


1990: Russians Remember a Turning Point

by Irina Prokhorova

Although 1989 and 1991 witnessed more spectacular events, 1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This...


27: Kurt Cobain

by Chris Salewicz

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana frontman, died aged just 27. In this insightful mini-biography, respected music critic Chris Salewicz examines Cobain's journey from sensitive loner to generational icon. Salewicz scrutinizes...


27: Brian Jones

by Chris Salewicz

Brian Jones, multi-instrumentalist, visionary and the "golden boy of the '60s", was, at the age of 27, the first rock casualty of his generation. A strange, somewhat impenetrable character, Brian Jones was a...


27: Janis Joplin

by Chris Salewicz

Janis Joplin, singer-songwriter, counterculture icon, the Queen of rock and roll, died aged just 27. During a short four-year career, blighted by alcoholism and drug abuse, she changed the face of music, carving...


27: Jimi Hendrix

by Chris Salewicz

James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix is the most famous and perhaps the most innovative guitarist in music history. He died aged 27. In this thought-provoking mini-biography, acclaimed author Chris Salewicz attends...


27: Jim Morrison

by Chris Salewicz

Jim Morrison, musician, singer and poet was found dead, the victim of a suspected heroin overdose, in a Paris apartment bathtub in 1971. He was 27.

Morrison was a talented, charismatic, wild-tempered cultural...


27: Robert Johnson

by Chris Salewicz

Robert Johnson was, according to Eric Clapton, "the most important blues singer that ever lived." An itinerant street musician, with a weakness for whisky and women, his is a life of pure legend-the man who...


Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire

by Robert Lyman

It is the night of March 28, 1942. Royal Navy and British commandos are poised to assault the German-held port of Saint-Nazaire in what will be one of the most audacious and daring raids of the Second World...


On Board: My Life in the Navy, Government, Business

by Paul Ignatius

Insights into important events of the twentieth century are provided in this memoir by a former secretary of the Navy and participant in many of the events he describes. The Great Depression of the 1930s, World...


Harry Partch, Hobo Composer

by S. Andrew Granade

During the Great Depression, Harry Partch rode the railways, following the fruit harvest across the country. From his experience among hoboes he found what he called "a fountainhead of pure musical Americana."...


I Was Different - Memoirs of My Teaching 1996 to 2006

by Richard Lewis Baxter

It Is a memoir of a teacher and his experiences. It gives new concepts such as having students choose a professional name e.g. Dr. Jose, Teacher Ana, Lawyer Juan, etc. The teacher and students call each other...


Born In the Shadow of the Third Reich

by Frederick O. Bley

As Fritz grew up in pre-World War II Germany, he thrived as his father's opera career took them from city to city. In 1940 when his father obtained work in Czechoslovakia, Fritz had no idea of what his destiny...


Love is Happiness: Tomorrow's a New Day

by Rosy Columbine

"Do you know how much I love you I wonder? Don't think about it, it's just that I want to give you love and happiness and joy, but that is probably a feeling that parents always have. Love is happiness - a freedom,...


Victoria: A Life

by A. N. Wilson

"[A] shimmering and rather wonderful biography." --The Guardian (UK)

When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the...


Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War

by Robert King

Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged...


Revolutionaries of the Soul: Reflections on Magicians, Philosophers, and Occultists

by Gary Lachman

Explorers of occult mysteries and the edges of consciousness change the way we view not only the nature of reality, but also our deepest sense of self. Insightful author Gary Lachman presents punchy, enlightening,...


George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father

by Thomas S. Kidd

In the years prior to the American Revolution, George Whitefield was the most famous man in the colonies. Thomas Kidd's fascinating new biography explores the extraordinary career of the most influential figure...


Years of Upheaval: The Second Volume of His Classic Memoirs

by Henry Kissinger

This second volume of Henry Kissinger’s monumental memoirs covers his years as President Richard Nixon’s Secretary of State (1972–1974), including the ending of the Vietnam War, the 1973 Middle East War...