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Magellan

by Stefan Zweig, Cedar Paul & Eden Paul

The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) is one of the most famous navigators in history – he was the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and led the first voyage to circumnavigate...


Nyerere: The Early Years

by Thomas Molony

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999), the first President of Tanzania, was a man whose political life was uniquely and inextricably bound into the history of the nation he created. Yet, though 'Baba wa Taifa',...


The Last Victorians: A Daring Reassessment of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics

by W. Sydney Robinson

Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated...


Wayne Avenue Days: A Midcentury Memoir

by L.S.A. Hoyt

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Born in 1950, Linda Sue Hoyt grew up in an extended family home on the fringes of a little town that was rapidly evolving. The community's planned neighborhoods were filled with new starter homes,...


Desperate Voyage

by John Caldwell

In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.


Alexander Hamilton, American

by Richard Brookhiser

Alexander Hamilton is one of the least understood, most important, and most impassioned and inspiring of the founding fathers. At last Hamilton has found a modern biographer who can bring him to full-blooded...


Shredded: Inside RBS: The Bank that Broke Britain

by Ian Fraser

‘The definitive account of the Royal Bank of Scotland fiasco. It’s an engaging, if in some ways infuriating, tale of how self-serving bank executives systematically broke the rules, lent with astonishing...


Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

by Alexander Larman

He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'.

He went to Oxford University at the age of 12

He slept with his first prostitute at 13

He was an alcoholic by 14

He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18

He was acclaimed a war hero...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

"Ravished Armenia" and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994)...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

"Ravished Armenia" and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian (1901-1994)...


All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Cowboy

by Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts is an 82-year-old cowboy from Florida. This book is a collection of stories about what cow hunting in Florida was like when he started his career at 13 years of age. Roberts worked with cattle in...


Goodbye Twentieth Century

by Dannie Abse

Drawing upon his Welsh and Jewish heritage, Dannie Abse presents a rich autobiography that chronicles his life as both a doctor and an author. Humorous and poignant, this new edition not only includes the...


Titanic: A Survivor's Story & the Sinking of the S.S. Titanic

by Colonel Archibald Gracie & John B. Thayer

Two survivors' accounts of the sinking of the Titanic. The information contained in Colonel Gracie's story is available from no other source. He provides details of the final moments, including names of passengers...


Klop: Britain's Most Ingenious Secret Agent

by Peter Day

Klop Ustinov was Britain's most ingenious secret agent, but he wasn't authorised to kill. Instead, he was authorised to tell tall tales, bemusing and beguiling his enemies into revealing their deepest, darkest...


Sisters of Fortune: America's Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad

by Jehanne Wake

Perfect for fans of the Emmy Award–winning series Downton Abbey, whose creator, Julian Fellowes, raved that Sisters of Fortune is “absolutely fascinating”—a real-life Jane Austen story, that follows...


Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story

by Howard Means

This portrait of Johnny Appleseed restores the flesh-and-blood man beneath the many myths. It captures the boldness of an iconic American life and the sadness of his last years, as the frontier marched past...


An Accidental Anarchist: How the Killing of a Humble Jewish Immigrant by Chicago's Chief of Police Exposed the Conflict Between Law & Order and Civil

by Walter Roth

It was a bitter cold morning in March, 1908. A nineteen-year-old Jewish immigrant traversed the confusing and unfamiliar streets of Chicago–a one-and-a-half-hour-long journey–from his ghetto home on Washburne...


Malcolm X for Beginners

by Bernard Aquina Doctor

Powerful narrative and graphics tell the story of Malcolm X’s life, his journey of self-discovery, his far-reaching ideas, his martyrdom, and his impact on an era. Embraced as a righteous prophet of Black...


Inventing Ethan Allen

by John J. Duffy & III H. Nicholas Muller

A fascinating look at the genesis, longevity, and meaning of the story of Ethan Allen in the context of Vermont history and memory


A Thousand Laurie Lees: The Centenary Celebration of a Man and a Valley

by Adam Horovitz

This is not a book about Laurie Lee, still less a biography. It is about the spirit of the man and the spirit of a place. A Thousand Laurie Lees is a poetic reassessment of the Slad Valley, a memoir from a different...