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Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition - A Biography of Boris Johnson

by Sonia Purnell

A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life. Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to most of us he is just ‘Boris’ – the only...


Darwin in Ilkley

by Mike Dixon & Gregory Radick

I am here hydropathising and coming to life again after having finished my accursed book.' So wrote Charles Darwin to his friend T H Huxley in October 1859 from the Yorkshire village of Ilkley. Darwin was in...


Nellie: A Darlaston Wench

by Marion Rowley

Nellie White (nee Askey) was born in 1906 and brought up in a working-class Darlaston family. Her daughter, Marion Rowley, has compiled this book from memories passed on by Nellie, and the result paints a vivid...


Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Man of Style

by Ian Kelly

"If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed, but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable."

-- Beau Brummell

Long before tabloids and television, Beau Brummell was the first...


The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw

by Lanayre D. Liggera

During his life, Robert Loraine interacted with a number of influential people of surprisingly diverse positions. An adventurer both physically and intellectually, his charismatic personality was recognized...


Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq

by Zlata Filipovic

From the author of the international bestseller Zlata’s Diary comes a haunting testament to how war’s brutality affects the lives of young peopleZlata Filipovic’s diary of her harrowing war experiences...


Stonewall Jackson: A Life Portrait

by K. M. Kostyal

Illustrated with both archival and contemporary portraits and drawings, Stonewall Jackson provides a complete portrait of the general in both words and images. 8-page color insert. B&W photos throughout.


The Legend of Colton H. Bryant

by Alexandra Fuller

A heartrending story of the human spirit from the author of the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Alexandra Fuller returns with the unforgettable true story of Colton H. Bryant, a soulful boy with...


Churchill

by Paul Johnson

From the "most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America" (Wall Street Journal), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill

In Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers...


The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln

by Kenneth J. Winkle

Drawing on the latest interpretive and methodological advances in historical scholarship, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln reexamines the young adult life of America's sixteenth president.


Bombshell

by Ludwig Leidig

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Bombshell is an unknown true story unearthed from World War II documents. Although a historical biography, it reads as a dramatic psychological thriller, and it covers the dark period of the Third...


The Last Great Cavalryman: The Life of General Sir Richard McCreery GCB KBE DSO MC

by Richard Mead

Dick McCreery was commissioned into the 12th Royal Lancers in 1915 and served on The Western Front, winning the MC and surviving wounds. In 1938 he joined the staff of 1st Division under Alexander before being...


Johnny: The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton

by John Philip Jones

The Gallipoli campaign was launched in April 1915 in an effort to knock Turkey out of the war but the force that was deployed was too small to achieve its aim. Moreover, the commander, General Sir Ian Hamilton...


The Sterling Redemption: Twenty Five Years To Clear My Name

by James Edmiston & Lawrence Kormornick

The untold true story of James Edmiston who suffered an extraordinary miscarriage of justice in 1983 when senior officials blocked vital witnesses coming to his trial which led to a personal tragedy; a broken...


Death of An Idealist: In Search of Neil Aggett

by Beverley Naidoo

Death of an Idealist is the biography of Neil Aggett, the only white person to die while being held in custody by South Africa’s apartheid security police. A medical doctor who worked most of the week as an...


Casanova: Actor, Lover, Priest, Spy

by Ian Kelly

"A sheer testament to the power of the written word." (The New York Times)

Giacomo Casanova's energy was dazzling. He made and lost fortunes, founded state lotteries, and wrote forty-two books and 3,600 pages...


Boy Republic: Patrick Pearse and the Weapon of Education

by Brendan Walsh

Patrick Pearse, teacher, poet, and one of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising has long been a central figure in Irish history. The book provides a radically new interpretation of Patrick Pearse's work in...


The Pre-Dreadnought Revolution: Developing the Bulwarks of Sea Power

by Warren Berry

The late nineteenth century saw an unparalleled revolution in warship development as the Victorian navy found itself grappling with intense technical change to ensure its survival in the modern theatre. From...


Russell Kirk: A Critical Biography of a Conservative Mind

by James E. Person

This first full-length treatment of Russell Kirk's life and accomplishments blends new biographical insights and critical perspectives about the author of the ground-breakingThe Conservative Mind.


Joseph Plunkett: 16Lives

by Honor O Brolchain

Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916) from Dublin was one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, the designer of the military plan and the youngest signatory of the Proclamation. A recognised poet, he was already dying...