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Tallulah's Story

by Judith Mackrell

Glamorized, mythologized and demonized – the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting...


A Native of Nowhere: The Life of Nat Nakasa

by Ryan Brown

Tracing the life of South African writer Nat Nakasa, this biography tells the story of how a quiet, serious African boy growing up in the sleepy coastal city of Durban in the 1940s became part of the generation...


Tutankhamen

by Christine El Mahdy

When Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in 1922, even the most experienced archaeologists joined the international community in marveling at the incredible wealth--and seemingly bizarre rituals--of ancient Egypt....


My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience

by Booker T. Washington

The celebrated leader describes his influences and proposes that most African Americans would benefit from a practical trade rather than a liberal arts education, a position that ignited an enduring debate....


Autobiography of Mother Jones

by Mary Harris Jones, Mary Field Parton & Clarence Darrow

This important addition to labor and feminist literature speaks tirelessly and effectively on behalf of workers' rights and unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass

Born a slave, Douglass became outspoken force in antislavery movement. The best of Douglass's autobiographies. Graphic description of slave life.


Geronimo: My Life

by Geronimo & S. M. Barrett

Completely and utterly authentic, this classic's captivating narrator is the legendary warrior and shaman himself, who describes his early life and his family, rituals related to hunting and religion, and his...


Nostradamus and His Prophecies

by Edgar Leoni

Complete, definitive study: biography, historical background, and parallel texts in English and French of all the prophecies, most of the famous — and infamous — interpretations, and much more.


Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back

by Robert Penn Warren

In 1979 Robert Penn Warren returned to his native Todd Country, Kentucky, to attend ceremonies in honor of another native son, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, whose United States citizenship had...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Douglass's graphic depictions of slavery, harrowing escape to freedom, and life as a newspaper editor, eloquent orator, and impassioned abolitionist.


Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Jennifer J. Yanco

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism-what...


Sulla: The Last Republican

by Arthur Keaveney

In this second edition of Arthur Keaveney's classic biography, a fresh generation of students, scholars and readers are introduced to one of the most pivotal figures in the outgoing Roman Empire.

A definitive...


The Kevin Woods Story: In the Shadow of Mugabe's Gallows

by Kevin Woods

Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows, cut off from the world, naked...


Freedom in the Air: A Czech Flyer and his Aircrew Dog

by Hamish Ross

This biography tells of the life of a Czech airman who escapes from the Nazi invasion, fights with the French and finally arrives in Britain to fly as an air-gunner with the RAF during World War II. He returns...


Mzee Ali: The Biography of an African Slave-Raider turned Askari and Scout

by Bror MacDonell

'Mzee' is the Swahili word for an 'old timer', a respected elder. Mzee Ali Kalikilima was born near the present-day town of Tabora in western Tanzania, probably in the 1870s (there is mention of 'The Doctor'-Dr...


Slim: Unofficial History

by John Douglas

Like most members of the professional military freemasonry, Slim came to admire "all the soldiers of different races who have fought with me and most of those who have fought against me." Among the most likable...


Winged Scalpel

by Richard Villar

In this fast-paced narrative, ex-SAS surgeon Richard Villar provides 'a very personal insight into the difficulties, dangers and occasional virtual impossibility of providing medical aid to disaster areas and...


A Carpet of Jacaranda

by Ann Major

Of Jewish origin but thoroughly assimilated, Ann Major's enormously successful family, especially in terms of cultural and scientific achievement, lived confident in the future. Little did they realize that...


The Day She Cradled Me

by Sacha De Bazin

A fascinating novel based on the life of the infamous baby farmer Minnie Dean, the only woman in New Zealand history ever to be hanged. Accused of infanticide and awaiting trial and then sentence, Minnie confides...


The Real Great Escape: The Story of the First World War's Most Daring Mass Breakout

by Jacqueline Cook

Bigger than The Great Escape. The story of the first successful mass tunnel escape from a POW camp in First World War Germany. Situated in Lower Saxony, Germany, Holzminden swung open its barbed wire gates...