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- Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 9.99
A masterfully atmospheric treasure-trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements and family mysteries. Acclaimed biographer Michael Holroyd peers into dusty corners to bring a company of unknown women into the light. more...
- Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 27.26
The little known story of how the exiled Napoleon Bonaparte ingratiated himself with an English family on the South Atlantic island of St Helena, and the devastating effect on them for the rest of their lives in England and Australia. more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 23.99
Passport to Hell is the story of James Douglas Stark??Starkie??and his war. Journalist and novelist Robin Hyde came across Starkie while reporting in Mt Eden Gaol in the 1930s and immediately knew she had to write his ?queer true terrible story.? Born in Southland and finding himself in early trouble with the law, the young Starkie tricked his way... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 12.95
From one of America?s most revered journalists?a richly entertaining roundup of the extraordinary individuals with whom he crossed paths in our nation?s capital and of the events that marked the twentieth century. Here are firsthand profiles of Washington insiders that only an insider himself could have given us: Franklin D. Roosevelt counting out... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 4.95
?The greatest woman of our age.? ? Winston Churchill ?Helen Keller is fellow to Caesar, Alexander, Napoleon, Homer, Shakespeare, and the rest of the immortals. . . . She will be as famous a thousand years from now as she is today.? ? Mark Twain more...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 30.00
Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawm?s The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, ?I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts so much illumination on our possible futures.? Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary... more...
- The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.99
Charles Eastman, whose Sioux name was Ohiyesa (pronounced Oh hee' yay suh), was a Native American author, doctor and reformer who also helped to establish the Boy Scouts of America. His autobiographical Indian Boyhood , popular in Boy Scout programs, is a 1902 recollection of life growing up among the Sioux. more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95
Two people who have grown old together decide to take their own lives. He is terminally ill; she doesn't want to be without him. One Sunday in autumn 1991, they carry out their plan. Vera and István go to their deaths holding hands. It is the logical end of a love that shut out the entire rest of the world, even their own children. They used the formal... more...