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  • Nellie Taftby Carl Sferrazza Anthony

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    On the morning of William Howard Taft's inauguration, Nellie Taft publicly expressed that theirs would be a joint presidency by shattering precedent and demanding that she ride alongside her husband down Pennsylvania Avenue, a tradition previously held for the outgoing president. In an era before Eleanor Roosevelt, this progressive First Lady was... more...

  • A Year in the Life of William Shakespeareby James Shapiro

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    1599 was an epochal year for Shakespeare and England Shakespeare wrote four of his most famous plays: Henry the Fifth, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and, most remarkably, Hamlet ; Elizabethans sent off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathered an Armada threat from Spain, gambled on a fledgling East India Company, and waited to see who... more...

  • Six Wivesby David Starkey

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey argues that the king was not a depraved philanderer but someone seeking happiness -- and a son. Knowingly or not, he elevateda group of women... more...

  • The Truth Will Outby Brenda James; William Rubinstein

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Motivated by scholarship and driven by curiosity, Shakespeare historian Brenda James applied a sixteenth-century code-breaking technique to the dedication of Shakespeare's Sonnets. What she uncovered led her to the truth behind literature's greatest mystery. For more than 150 years, academics have questioned how William Shakespeare of Stratford,... more...

  • Shakespeare's Wifeby Germaine Greer

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Little is known about Ann Hathaway, the wife of England's greatest playwright; a great deal, none of it complimentary, has been assumed. The omission of her name from Shakespeare's will has been interpreted as evidence that she was nothing more than an unfortunate mistake from which Shakespeare did well to distance himself. While Shakespeare is above... more...

  • The Eitingonsby Mary-Kay Wilmers

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Mary-Kay Wilmers began looking into aspects of her remarkable family twenty years ago. The result is a book of astonishing scope and originality that throws light into some of the darkest corners of the last century. At the center of the story stands the author herself? ironic, precise, searching, and stylish?wondering not only about where she is from,... more...

  • Cleopatra the Greatby Joann Fletcher

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    World-Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Joann Fletcher offers an unparalleled look at one of history?s most fascinating leaders?Politician, Mother, and Goddess?the legendary Cleopatra. The subject of myth for more than two millennia, Cleopatra was a woman of passion, magnetism, and political genius, the last and greatest Egyptian pharaoh. In this mesmerizing... more...

  • Lazarus Rising (Revised Edition)by John Howard

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 13.04

    Revised and updated version of the bestselling political biography of 2010. This edition contains some completely new content from Mr Howard, including his thoughts on the 2013 election campaigns. John Howard's autobiography, Lazarus Rising, is the biggest-selling political memoir Australia has seen. In it he talks about his love for his family, his... more...

  • Joseph Rowntreeby Chris Titley

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    The name of Joseph Rowntree is linked to some of the most iconic and well-loved brands of the twenieth century, including the KitKat, Aero and Fruit Pastilles. A grocer's son, he transformed a small factory in York into a global business with a workforce of seven thousand. But there is much more to the Joseph Rowntree story than chocolate. A prominent... more...

  • Margaret Sangerby Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

    Cooper Square Press 1999; US$ 9.99

    Story of a remarkable life and the history of a movement. more...