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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass

Douglass's graphic depictions of slavery, harrowing escape to freedom, and life as a newspaper editor, eloquent orator, and impassioned abolitionist.


Walking Broad: Looking for the Heart of Brotherly Love

by Bruce Buschel

Wedged between the hustle of New York and the grandeur of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is America's smallest big city, America's biggest small city, and America's most American city. It is also a city in flux....


Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Jennifer J. Yanco

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism-what...


Sulla: The Last Republican

by Arthur Keaveney

In this second edition of Arthur Keaveney's classic biography, a fresh generation of students, scholars and readers are introduced to one of the most pivotal figures in the outgoing Roman Empire.

A definitive...


Untouchables: My Family's Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India

by Narendra Jadhav

Every sixth human being in the world today is an Indian, and every sixth Indian is an untouchable. For thousands of years the untouchables, or Dalits, the people at the bottom of the Hindu caste system, have...


Wilberforce

by John Pollock

William Wilberforce was at the heart of British politics for over forty years but is chiefly remembered as the reformer who campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade in England. This intriguing and insightful...


The Kevin Woods Story: In the Shadow of Mugabe's Gallows

by Kevin Woods

Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabe's gallows, cut off from the world, naked...


Freedom in the Air: A Czech Flyer and his Aircrew Dog

by Hamish Ross

This biography tells of the life of a Czech airman who escapes from the Nazi invasion, fights with the French and finally arrives in Britain to fly as an air-gunner with the RAF during World War II. He returns...


Mzee Ali: The Biography of an African Slave-Raider turned Askari and Scout

by Bror MacDonell

'Mzee' is the Swahili word for an 'old timer', a respected elder. Mzee Ali Kalikilima was born near the present-day town of Tabora in western Tanzania, probably in the 1870s (there is mention of 'The Doctor'-Dr...


Slim: Unofficial History

by John Douglas

Like most members of the professional military freemasonry, Slim came to admire "all the soldiers of different races who have fought with me and most of those who have fought against me." Among the most likable...


Winged Scalpel

by Richard Villar

In this fast-paced narrative, ex-SAS surgeon Richard Villar provides 'a very personal insight into the difficulties, dangers and occasional virtual impossibility of providing medical aid to disaster areas and...


A Carpet of Jacaranda

by Ann Major

Of Jewish origin but thoroughly assimilated, Ann Major's enormously successful family, especially in terms of cultural and scientific achievement, lived confident in the future. Little did they realize that...


The Day She Cradled Me

by Sacha De Bazin

A fascinating novel based on the life of the infamous baby farmer Minnie Dean, the only woman in New Zealand history ever to be hanged. Accused of infanticide and awaiting trial and then sentence, Minnie confides...


The Real Great Escape: The Story of the First World War's Most Daring Mass Breakout

by Jacqueline Cook

Bigger than The Great Escape. The story of the first successful mass tunnel escape from a POW camp in First World War Germany. Situated in Lower Saxony, Germany, Holzminden swung open its barbed wire gates to...


Charlie Chaplin

by Kathryn Dixon

Charlie Chaplin literally fell into the genre of slapstick comedy when he was 18 years old. Long out of work and anxious to secure a part in an upcoming third-rate London production of Casey's Circus, entering...


Jackie

by Kathryn Dixon

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, affectionately known as simply Jackie, is an icon for the ages. Her grace, beauty, style, intellect, and charm combined to create a truly magnetic appeal to young and old,...


Sophia Loren

by Kathryn Dixon

Sophia Loren, with a career spanning six decades, is without doubt one of the grandes dames of cinema, but she was not limited to that accomplishment. She has acted in numerous television roles, authored multiple...


Churchill and His Airmen

by Vincent Orange

Winston Churchill probably had more impact on 20th Century British military history than any other person and especially during World War II. Yet of all the many volumes since that war which deal with his relationships...


Sons of Providence

by Charles Rappleye

In 1774, as the new world simmered with tensions that would lead to the violent birth of a new nation, two Rhode Island brothers were heading toward their own war over the issue that haunts America to this day:...


Garrow's Law: The BBC Drama Revisited

by John Hostettler & Bryan Gibson

Takes the lid off the prime-time TV series - a must for lawyers and other viewers. For any of the five million people who saw the prime-time BBC series "Garrow's Law" this is an absorbing book. It is written...