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Surrender on Demand

by Varian Fry & Warren Christopher

Like Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, Varian Fry risked his life to rescue those targeted by the Gestapo in "the most gigantic man-trap in history." Now, more than fifty years later, the story of this neglected...


That Irishman: The Life and Times of John O'Conner Power

by Jane Stanford

The story of John O'Conner Power is the story of Ireland's struggle for nationhood itself. Born into poverty in Ballinasloe in 1846, O'Conner Power spent much of his childhood in the workhouse. From here he...


The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

by James Tobin

Here, from James Tobin, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, is the story of the greatest comeback in American political history, a saga long buried in half-truth, distortion, and myth—Franklin...


The Silent Heroes: A Memoir of Holland During WWII

by Hans Moederzoon van Kuilenburg

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Author Hans Moederzoon van Kuilenburg was a 10-year-old girl living in Amsterdam when German soldiers invaded Holland in the spring of 1940. The Dutch had intended to stay neutral at the outbreak...


Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo

by Pagan Kennedy

A largely untold story of an extraordinary historical figure, this biography sheds light on the life of William Sheppard, a 19th-century African American who, for more than 20 years, defied segregation and operated...


Just Jackie: Her Private Years

by Edward Klein

In this journalistic tour de force, bestselling author Edward Klein, a friend of Jacqueline Onassis's for many years, takes us behind the public image to give us a story that has never been told before. For...


The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976: Political Passions, Women's Rights, and Congressional Battles

by Alan H. Levy

A Political Biography of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976, explores the political life of one of the most compelling figures in American politics of the 70s. Passionate and intelligent, Abzug was one of the most potent...


The Women of the Real Downton Abbey: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey

by Fiona Countess Carnarvon

This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two tales of Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the central character for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, from the current...


Tupaia: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Polynesian Navigator

by Joan Druett

The remarkable story of Tupaia, Captain Cook's Polynesian navigator. Winner of NZ Post 2012 Best General Non-fiction Book Award. 'We are often told what great navigators ancient Polynesians were but we've seldom...


The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello

by James McNeish

Paddy Costello was a scholar, a soldier, a diplomat, a maverick, an exemplary father, a lover of good wine. But this fascinating biography also asks was he a spy?Auckland. Cambridge. Moscow. Paris. New Zealand’s...


Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart 10th Anniversary Edition

by Don Watson

Award-winning and best-selling biography of Paul Keating with new contentIntroduced by Carmen Lawrence, former Premier of WA and senior minister in the Keating government. "Others have fair claim on the economic...


Broken Song

by Barry Hill

The biography of T. G. H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession.'A group of men. chanting with the enthusiasm that made them forget age & weakness & becoming young again in spirit.the rising and falling of the...


Macquarie: From Colony to Country

by Peter Butler & Harry Dillon

This book is a timely reminder of Lachlan Macquarie's importance to modern Australians'He was a Christian, a perfect gentleman, and a supreme legislator of the human heart. . Whenever the sculptor shall imagine...


American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East

by Brian VanDeMark

American Sheikhs is the story of a great institution—the American University of Beirut (AUB)—and the families who created and fostered it for almost 150 years. Author Brian VanDeMark’s vivid narrative...


A Long Silence: Memories of a German Refugee Child, 1941-1958

by Sabina De Werth Neu

After more than sixty years, the nightmarish sufferings of so many victims of Germany’s Nazi regime have been documented extensively. Rarely, however, does one hear about the experiences of German children...


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...