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  • Ex-Friendsby Norman Podhoretz

    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...

  • Not Just the Levees Brokeby Phyllis Montana-Leblanc; Spike Lee

    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...

  • The Legendary Miznersby Alva Johnston; Reginald Marsh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 8.99

    The real-life adventures of Addison and Wilson Mizner, the subjects of the Stephen Sondheim musical Gold! Alva Johnston's joint biography of Addison and Wilson Mizner is a delightful portrait of two of the early twentieth century's most clever and infamous rascals. Born in the 1870s in California, the brothers quickly rose to prominence during... more...

  • Not Just the Levees Brokeby Phyllis Montana-Leblanc; Spike Lee

    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...

  • The Tin Ringby Zdenka Fantlova

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2011; US$ 10.19

    Zdenka Fantlova's childhood in pre-war Czechoslovakia was a peaceful though not an uneventful one that revolved around her family, her friends and of course, boys! Her life seemed mapped out when she met Arno, her soul-mate, but the German invasion of her country intervened and Zdenka's life was forced down an horrific and unexpected path. Sent by... more...

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepysby Samuel Pepys; Richard Le Gallienne; Robert Louis Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ...is one of our greatest historical records and... a major work of English literature, writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written... more...

  • A Leaf In The Bitter Windby Ting-Xing Ye

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 19.95

    One of the best ways to understand history is through eye-witness accounts. Ting-Xing Ye?s riveting first book, A Leaf in the Bitter Wind , is a memoir of growing up in Maoist China. It was an astonishing coming of age through the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1974). In the wave of revolutionary fervour, peasants neglected... more...

  • Springtime in Taranakiby Douglas Stewart

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    The story of Douglas Stewart's first twenty-five years until chance and literary ambition conspire to take him to Sydney. more...

  • A Quiet Americanby Andy Marino

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    The story of Varian Fry, called the "real Rick" of Casablanca, is perhaps one of the most unknown, yet extraordinary sagas of World War II. This penetrating biography follows Varian Fry through his adult life--from his beginnings in the 1930s as a Harvard graduate and political journalist to his arrival in Marseille in 1940 where he managed to spirit... more...

  • On the Trail of Grant and Leeby Frederick Hill

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A marvellous book which chronicles the major events in the lives of Ulysses Simpson Grant, 18th American president, and General Robert Edward Lee, a leading figure in the American Civil War. Hill does not present them as awe-inspiring leaders but as human beings one can relate to. He narrates how they achieved greatness by overcoming obstacles through... more...