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The Hidden Thread: Russia and South Africa in the Soviet Era

by Irina Filatova

The Hidden Thread is a journey of revelation about the relationship between Soviet Russia and South Africa, hidden for most of its length. The story is told with insight and depth by Irina Filatova and Apollon...


Hidden Soldier: An Irish Legionnaire¿s Wars   from Bosnia to Iraq

by Padraig O'Keeffe & Ralph Riegel

Pádraig O’Keeffe joined the elite and secretive French Foreign Legion at the age of twenty, seeking a challenge that would absorb his interests and intensity. He served with the Legion in Cambodia and Bosnia,...


Salinger

by David Shields & Shane Salerno

Based on eight years of exhaustive research and exclusive interviews with more than 200 people—and published in coordination with the international theatrical release of a major documentary film from the Weinstein...


A Man Apart: The Journal of Nicholas Cresswell, 1774 - 1781

by Harold B., Jr. Gill & George M., III Curtis

From 1774 until mid-1777, Nicholas Cresswell, a young English farmer bent on starting a new life in northwestern Virginia, kept a journal that serves as a distinctive window into the turbulent politics of the...


The Human Tradition in Premodern China

by Kenneth J. Hammond, Anthony Deblasi & Ina Asim

The Human Tradition in Premodern China is a collection of biographical essays revealing the variety and complexity of human experience in China from the earliest historical times to the dawn of the modern age....


John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons

In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.


Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives

by Peter Unwin

A collection of lives and stories that provides a fascinating look at the eminent and no so eminent characters who came before us and left their colourful mark on Canada's history.


The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot

by Frank Prochaska

Walter Bagehot (1826–1877) was a prominent English journalist, banker, and man of letters. For many years he was editor of The Economist, and to this day the magazine includes a weekly “Bagehot” column....


Alexander Hamilton: Ambivalent Anglophile

by Lawrence S. Kaplan

Of all of the Founding Fathers of the American republic none, with the possible exception of Thomas Jefferson, has evoked more passions and aroused more controversy than Alexander Hamilton.

In this absorbing...


Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

by Barbara Bray & Michael Darlow

Ibn Saud grew to manhood living the harsh traditional life of the desert nomad, a life that had changed little since the days of Abraham. Equipped with immense physical courage, he fought and won, often with...


An Autobiography of General Custer

by Stephen Brennan

Taken from George Armstrong Custer's own writings, An Autobiography of General Custer is the “true story” of one of the most praised, most despised, but surely most remembered American military heroes. Indeed,...


Hitler: The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer

by Ernst Hanfstaengl & John Willard Toland

Of American and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the family business in New York for a dozen years before returning to Germany in 1921. By chance he heard a then little-known...


Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader (1808-1883)

by John W. Kiser

A rousing biography and history of world hero Abd el-Kader's resistance to the French colonization of Algeria.


The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria

by Max Adam & Max Adams

Oswald Whiteblade lived one of the most influential and colourful lives in early English history. Before his death in battle against the pagans of Mercia cut short his reign as king of Northumbria (634-42),...


The Easy Day Was Yesterday: The Extreme Life of an SAS Soldier

by Paul Jordan

From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian gaol, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge and curses the miscalculation that robbed him of his freedom. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father...


Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

by Edward Erickson & Adam Hook

Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century’s greatest combat commanders. Born in Salonika to a middle–class family, this book follows the life of a great commander who served in the Italo–Turkish War of...


John Buchan: Model Governor General

by J. William Galbraith, David Johnston & Deborah Stewartby

An accomplished Scottish thriller writer, journalist, soldier, spy, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was Canada's governor general from 1935 to 1940 and helped draw Canada, Britain,...


From Freedom to Freedom

by Kathy Ivanov

From freedom to Freedom follows a young boy's harrowing journey from an idyllic European kingdom into a world he never could have imagined. Forced to persevere through imprisonment, refugee camps, and an oceanic...


In the Front Line: A Doctor in War and Peace

by Alec Glen

This memoir by a Scottish doctor who was born and went on to work in Govan was found among family papers long after his death in 1972. Less an account of the author's inner life, it is a graphic narrative, by...


Edie's Tale: Growing Up in Darlaston. Edith Rushton

by Edith Rushton

A personal memoir of an ordinary working-class woman who grew up in the back streets of Darlaston between the wars. Illustrated with family photos and 25 images of between-the-wars Darlaston, this book captures...