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Savage: The Life and Times of Jemmy Button

by Nick Hazlewood

A tale of tragedy, catastrophe, and the triumph of the human spirit.

In 1830 a Yamana Indian boy, Orundellico, was bought from his uncle in Tierra del Fuego for the price of a mother-of-pearl button. Renamed...


Son of Italy

by Pascal D'Angelo

In the original introduction to Pascal D'Angelo's Son of Italy, the renowned literary critic Carl Van Doren praised D'Angelo's autobiography as an impassioned story of his "enormous struggles against every disadvantage."...


A Journey Into Matisse's South of France

by Laura McPhee

For more than 50 years the passionate pursuit of color led Henri Matisse to visit some of the most enchanting villages in southern France. Travelers and art lovers will delight in this mix of art, history, biography,...


Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister MacMillan and President Kennedy

by Christopher Sandford

Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford tells the engrossing story of the unlikely friendship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy, a crucial political and personal...


Malcolm: Soldier, Diplomat, Ideologue of British India

by John Malcolm

Highly regarded in India to this day, Sir John Malcolm is remarkably little known in his native Scotland. This book describes his extraordinary journey from humble origins to become a leading player in the transformation...


Clive

by Robert Harvey

The real-life story of Robert Clive would be judged as wildly implausible if it came from the pen of a novelist.

Clive of India was one of the most extraordinary and colorful figures Britain ever produced. The...


The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #6: The Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

by Joe Biel

A full and panoramic look at Lee Harvey Oswald's short, conflicted, adventure-filled life is presented in this collection that contains exclusive information and newly declassified documents. It puts into perspective...


Ettie: The Intimate Life And Dauntless Spirit Of Lady Desborough

by Richard Davenport-Hines

Born in 1867 and orphaned at three, Ettie Fane was brought up by a beloved grandmother and then two adoring, almost incestuous, bachelor uncles. At twenty she married Willy Grenfell, later Lord Desborough. Beautiful,...


Gulag Voices: An Anthology

by Jane Ann Miller & Ms. Anne Applebaum

style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormalAnne Applebaum wields her considerable knowledge of a dark chapter in human history;and;presents a collection of the writings of;survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet...


The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

by Bela Zombory-Moldovan & Peter Zombory-Moldovan

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War

 

An NYRB Classics Original

 

The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in...


Edward Bancroft: Scientist, Author, Spy

by Thomas J. Schaeper

A man of as many names as motives, Edward Bancroft is a singular figure in the history of Revolutionary America. Born in Massachusetts in 1745, Bancroft moved to England as a young man in the 1760s and began...


Xavier: A British Secret Agent with the French Resistance

by Richard Heslop

Colnel Richard Heslop, alias Xavier, was one of Britain's Greatest Special Operations agents in France. Ingeniously orchestrating resistance groups and ruthlessly sabotaging German operations, Xavier played...


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: 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...