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- Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 13.63
When she fell pregnant in London in 1938, Jean knew that she couldn't keep her baby. She was unmarried - her sweetheart having departed to set up a home for them both in South Africa - and living alone with no money or family close by. Afraid and desperate, she implored the panel of the Foundling Hospital, the institution set up by philanthropist Thomas... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Heart of Palms is a clear-eyed memoir of Peace Corps service in the rural Panamanian village of Tranquilla through the eyes of a young American woman trained as a community forester. In the storied fifty-year history of the US Peace Corps, Heart of Palms is the first Peace Corps memoir set in Panama, the slender isthmus that connects two continents... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
Christina Keith came from the small town of Thurso on the far north coast of Scotland. Highly intelligent and ambitious, she became a lecturer in Classics at a time when that was still a brave and unusual choice for a woman. Towards the end of the First World War she left behind the sheltered world of academia to live and work among soldiers of all... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Taking the hard hits, making the toughest yards and leading by example in the Super League and international arenas, 'JP' has come through adversity on and off the pitch to become one of the most respected players of his generation. He won the 'Man of Steel' and 'International Forward of the Year' awards, along with a host of other individual honours,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95
The games of Mikhail Botvinnik, world chess champion from 1948 to 1963, have been studied by players around the world for decades. But little has been written about Botvinnik himself. This book explores his unusual dual career--as a highly regarded scientist as well as the first truly professional chess player--as well as his complex relations with... more...
- Dundurn 2014; US$ 46.99
Five books in the Voyageur Classics series celebrate the best in Canadian biographical letters, with two titles from the great Grey Owl, as well as books by or about Elizabeth Simcoe, Dr. Norman Bethune, and William Lyon Mackenzie. more...
- Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2014;
In 1993, Sigrid Rausing, a young student working on a PhD in Anthropology, went to spend a year living in Estonia, a remote Baltic State that had just gained independence from the recently collapsed Soviet Union. Armed with a notebook, rudimentary Estonian, and a clunky laptop, she arrived in the peninsula of Noarootsi, on Estonia's north-western... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Abraham Lincoln’s faith has commanded more broad-based attention than that of any other American president. Although he never joined a denomination, Baptists, Presbyterians, Quakers, Episcopalians, Disciples of Christ, Spiritualists, Jews, and even atheists claim the sixteenth president as one of their own. In this concise volume, Ferenc Morton... more...