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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

by The Countess Of Carnarvon

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous...


Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI

by Kenneth Weisbrode

For fans of The King's Speech, the intriguing bond between monarch and prime minister and its crucial role during World War II

The political and personal relationship between King George VI and Winston Churchill...


Quotations from Mao Zedong

by Mao Zedong

Commonly known in the West as the "Little Red Book", Quotations of Mao Zedong contains a selection from Mao Zedong's political statements and speeches. From 1964 to 1976, Quotations was published in nearly 50...


George Orwell S Commander in Spain: The Enigma of Georges Kopp

by Marc Wildermeersch & Marc Wildemeersch

With a focus on the relationship between Orwell and Kopp during the Spanish Civil War, ‘George Orwell’s Commander in Spain: The Enigma of Georges Kopp’ is the first biography of a fascinating figure: double...


Hitler's Valkyrie: The Uncensored Biography of Unity Mitford

by David R L Litchfield

The remarkable and much-loved Mitford family has remained largely unrepentant concerning theirs and particularly Unity's enthusiastic support of Hitler, the Nazis, Oswald Mosley and British fascism. But having...


Asquith

by Roy Jenkins

First published in 1964, Asquith was one of the most crucial and controversial of modern Prime Ministers. He was opposed with a bitterness and a violence that English politicians have not subsequently known,...


The Greatest Traitor

by Ian Mortimer

One night in August 1323, a captive rebel baron, Sir Roger Mortimer, drugged his guards and escaped from the Tower of London. With the king's men-at-arms in pursuit he fled to the south coast and sailed to France....


Abigail Adams

by Phyllis Lee Levin

Wife of one president and mother of another, Abigail Adams was an extraordinary woman living at an extraordinary time in American history. A tireless letter writer and diarist, her penetrating and often caustic...


Rebels in Blue: The Story of Keith and Malinda Blalock

by Peter F. Stevens

This Civil War story follows the real-life exploits of a married couple who fought side-by-side as soldiers for the North, the South, and finally for a band of marauding, pro-Union partisans.


Gilbert Imlay: Citizen of the World

by Wil Verhoeven

A biography of the American Gilbert Imlay (c 1754 - c 1828), revolutionary war veteran - and infamous lover of Mary Wollstonecraft. It also highlights how Imlay unwittingly acted as an intermediary between figures...


Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography

by Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

Story of a remarkable life and the history of a movement.


Clouds of Glory

by Michael Korda

In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography...


Lost Earth: A Life of Cezanne

by Philip Callow

This first life of Cézanne in more than a quarter-century offers a vital reassessment of the invisible genius at the very inception of modern art. "Fresh, boldly psychological, and energetically descriptive...an...


Moral Desperado: A Life of Thomas Carlyle

by Simon Heffer

'A brilliant and scholarly biography of an extraordinary figure.' Lord Blake, Country Life 'A fresh, engaging, conscientious account of one of the great Victorians.' Michael Foot, London Review of Books 'A thorough...


Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

by Sean B. Carroll

The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius.

 

In the spring...


Citizen Sherman: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

by Michael Fellman

Bright, compulsively articulate, famous, loved, hated, and deeply troubled, William T. Sherman was perhaps one of the most compelling personalities in American history. This groundbreaking, in-depth portrait...


Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

by Jill Lepore

National Book Award Finalist

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother,...


Shirley Williams: The Biography

by Mark Peel

For fifty years Shirley Williams has been one of Britain’s best-known and best-loved politicians, admired for her warmth, sincerity, integrity and compassion. Hailing from an impeccable intellectual background,...


Kitchener: The Road to Omdurman and Saviour of the Nation

by John Pollock

This enlightening biography, drawing on both official accounts and private letters, re-establishes Kitchener's reputation as a hero of the British Empire.

When the Great War broke out, Kitchener, with the foresight...


Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

by Douglas L. Wilson

Abraham Lincoln's remarkable emergence from the rural Midwest and his rise to the presidency have been the stuff of romance and legend. But as Douglas L. Wilson shows us in Honor's Voice, Lincoln's transformation...