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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 9.20
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99
Thousands of convicts were transported to Australia. Of these, some managed to escape and went on to achieve notoriety in their new land. A few tried to invent a Robin Hood reputation, taking the side of the poor settler against those in authority. Some committed crimes so heinous they were both feared and despised by the general population. AUSTRALIAS... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 13.82
Camilla Townsend's stunning new book, Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma , differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world---not only to the invading British but to ourselves. Neither na´ve nor innocent,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00
The Pulitzer Prize?winning, bestselling biography of America?s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the greatest figure of the twentieth century. While FDR?s official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women?particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd?that most vividly bring to light the human being beneath this towering statesman. It is no coincidence that Rutherfurd was with Roosevelt... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "A biography that has many of the best attributes of a novel. . . . Wonderfully fluent and compelling." -- The New York Times "A triumph of the art of biography. Unflaggingly interesting, it brings John D. Rockefeller Sr. to life through sustained narrative portraiture of the large-scale, nineteenth-century... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95
An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history Born at a time when Christianity was dying out and the Ottoman Empire was aggressively... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
?My face is black is true but its not my fault but I love my name and my honest dealing with my fellow man.? ?Callie House (1899)In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian Dr. Mary Frances Berry resurrects the remarkable story of ex-slave Callie House (1861-1928) who, seventy years before the civil-rights movement, headed a demand for ex-slave... more...
- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 11.99
I followed them on a journey into nightmares, as what seemed to be a simple escape plan (simple? A lunatic escape plan of infinite complexity and unlikelihood, more like) transmuted and transformed' Neil Gaiman, from the foreword Captured during the First World War, Lieutenant E.H. Jones and Lieutenant C.W. Hill are prisoners of war at the Yozgad prison... more...