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  • Interesting Timesby Eric Hobsbawm

    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 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...

  • A Short Life of Abraham Lincolnby John George Nicolay

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant 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 editions... more...

  • Captain John Smithby Charles Dudley Warner

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    In this work, Warner has attempted to relate the adventures of Captain John Smith after disentangling the myths and exaggerations that surround his persona. This is an endeavour to cleanse the history and present the true hero. Inspiring! more...

  • Eleniby Nicholas Gage

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    "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...

  • The Jive Talkerby Samson Kambalu

    Random House 2008; US$ 23.96

    Samson Kambalu's father wore three-piece, London-made suits from the Sixties. He'd planned to be a doctor but settled for hospital administration and a peripatetic lifestyle with his ever expanding family in tow. He is 'the Jive Talker' of this extraordinary memoir - a man of thwarted ambition, boundless optimism and manic philosophising, he died... more...

  • The Bicycle Runnerby G. Franco Romagnoli

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Like all boys growing up in Rome during the 1930s and 1940s, the author was expected to join the Balilla ?Italy's fascist Youth Organization. With political divisions running deep in the families within his palazzo , he and his motley group of friends were recruited into the underground Resistance. Racing around Rome on bicycles, they smuggled messages... more...

  • The Jack Bankby Glen Retief

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    An extraordinary, literary memoir from a gay white South African, coming of age at the end of apartheid in the late 1970s. Glen Retief's childhood was at once recognizably ordinary--and brutally unusual. Raised in the middle of a game preserve where his father worked, Retief's warm nuclear family was a preserve of its own, against chaotic forces... more...

  • Epic Wandererby D'Arcy Jenish

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • The Imprisoned Guestby Elisabeth Gitter

    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...