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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...


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...


Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age

by Fiona Maddocks

Best known today as a fine composer, the twelfth-century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen was also a religious leader and visionary, a poet, naturalist and writer of medical treatises. Despite her cloistered...


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...