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- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 11.99
After more than sixty years, the nightmarish sufferings of so many victims of Germany?s Nazi regime have been documented extensively. Rarely, however, does one hear about the experiences of German children during World War II. Coming of age amidst the chaos, brutality, and destruction of war in their homeland, they had no understanding of what was... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 4.99
In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging. Born in mid nineteenth-century Scotland, Muir was eleven when his fanatically religious father took the family to build a new life in America's... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.39
Wife of one president and mother of another, Abigail Adams was an extraordinary woman living at an extraordinary time in American history. A tireless letter writer and diarist, her penetrating and often caustic impressions of most of the major persons of her day--including Ben Franklin, George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton,... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 22.00
Winner of the Dafoe Book Prize Winner of the University of British Columbia Medal for Canadian Biography 1995 marked the 100th anniversary of that most charismatic and enigmatic public figure, the thirteenth prime minister of Canada, John George Diefenbaker. Beloved and reviled with equal passion, he was a politician possessed of a flamboyant, self-fabulizing... more...