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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
"A devoted and brilliant achievement." The New York Review of Books In 1948, as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist "camps" behind the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, 41, defied the traditions of her small village and the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape of her three daughters and her... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57
High-spirited, witty and passionate, Elizabeth Gaskell wrote some of the most enduring novels of the Victorian age, including Mary Barton , North and South and Wives and Daughters . In this widely acclaimed biography, Jenny Uglow shows her as an artist of unrecognized complexity, a shrewd observer of life and a compelling personality. more...
- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 21.95
Popular historian D?Arcy Jenish recreates the adventure and sacrifice of mapmaker David Thompson?s fascinating life in the wilderness of North America. Epic Wanderer , the first full-length biography of David Thompson, is set in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries against a broad canvas of dramatic rivalries -- between the United States... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99
The resurrected story of a deaf-blind girl and the man who brought her out of silence. In 1837, Samuel Gridley Howe, director of Boston's Perkins Institution for the Blind, heard about a bright, deaf-blind seven-year-old, the daughter of New Hampshire farmers. At once he resolved to rescue her from the "darkness and silence of the tomb." And indeed,... more...
- Other Press 2012; US$ 16.99
On a pier in Marseille in 1942, with desperate refugees pressing to board one of the last ships to escape France before the Nazis choked off its ports, an 18-year-old German Jewish girl was pried from the arms of the Catholic Frenchman she loved and promised to marry. As the Lipari carried Janine and her family to Casablanca on the first leg... more...
- New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2011; US$ 9.99
Many of her early stories first appeared in The Bulletin. Here, her granddaughter, Philippa Poole, has selected the most interesting sequence of events from the author's diaries, from 1889, at the start of her outstanding literary career, to 1930, when with the tragic death of her daughter, Jean, she ceased writing children's books altogether. ... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03
'I thought that no man liveth and dieth to himself, so I put behind what I thought and what I did the panorama of the world I lived in - the things that made me.' Sean O'Casey, 1948 Sean O'Casey's six-part Autobiographies , originally published between 1939 and 1955, is an eloquently comprehensive self-portrait of an artist's life and times,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 8.99
A modern biography of Samuel Johnson that will serve as the definitive work on the legendary British man of letters In this groundbreaking portrait of Samuel Johnson, David Nokes positions the great thinker in his rightful place as an active force in the Enlightenment, not a mere recorder or performer, and demonstrates how his interaction with... more...
- Free Press 2001; Not Available
Allen Ginsberg, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer -- all are ex-friends of Norman Podhoretz, the renowned editor and critic and leading member of the group of New York intellectuals who came to be known as "the Family." As only a family member could, Podhoretz tells the story of these friendships, once central... more...
- Atria Books 2008; Not Available
Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by Newsweek , and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary When the Levees Broke , Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and poignant account of how she and her husband lived through one of our nation's worst disasters, and continue to put their lives back together.... more...