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  • Lise Meitnerby Ruth Lewin Sime

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 36.95

    Lise Meitner (1878-1968) was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co-discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission. Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community. Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi... more...

  • Miss Anne in Harlemby Carla Kaplan

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.74

    Celebrated scholar Carla Kaplan?s cultural biography, Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance , focuses on white women, collectively called ?Miss Anne,? who became Harlem Renaissance insiders. † The 1920s in New York City was a time of freedom, experimentation, and passion?with Harlem at the epicenter. White men could go uptown... more...

  • The Churchill Factorby Boris Johnson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 12.99

    'The must-read biography of the year.' Evening Standard ' He writes with gusto... the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ... this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and written... more...

  • Ivan the Terribleby Robert Payne; Nikita Romanoff

    Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Based heavily on original Russian sources, this biography of Czar Ivan IV examines the plots, massacres, and poisonings that earned Ivan his famous epithet. more...

  • Abigail Adamsby Woody Holton

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 18.99

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize The New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice American Heritage, Best of 2009 In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award?winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams?s life story and of women?s roles in the creation... more...

  • Me & Leeby Judyth Vary Baker; Jim Marrs

    Trine Day 2011; US$ 17.99

    Judyth Vary was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; this exposť is her account of how she strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald. In her narrative she offers extensive documentation on how she came to be a cancer... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.20

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • Confessions of a Country Boyby Keith Skipper

    Thorogood Publishing 2002; US$ 14.95

    One of Norfolk's best-known humorists and broadcasters, Keith Skipper, here provides memories of his post-war childhood in Norfolk, and the country in general in the 1950s. Thirty six separate pieces are featured, three for each month of the year. more...

  • Six Wivesby David Starkey

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    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 Every-day Life of Abraham Lincolnby Francis Fisher Browne

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...