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  • Desert Flowerby Waris Dirie; Cathleen Miller

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Waris Dirie leads a double life -- by day, she is an international supermodel and human rights ambassador for the United Nations; by night, she dreams of the simplicity of life in her native Somalia and the family she was forced to leave behind. Desert Flower, her intimate and inspiring memoir, is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about... more...

  • Miss Anne in Harlemby Carla Kaplan

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Belleby Paula Byrne

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture  Belle  (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode?a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady.   The illegitimate daughter of... more...

  • The Hemlock Cupby Bettany Hughes

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.33

    We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did. His aphorism 'The unexamined life is not worth living' may have originated twenty-five centuries ago, but it is a founding principle of modern life. For seventy years Socrates was a vigorous citizen of Golden Age Athens, philosophising in the squares and public arenas rather than in... more...

  • Circle of Treasonby Sandra V. Grimes; Jeanne Vertefeuille

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Circle of Treason details the authors? personal involvement in the hunt for and eventual identification of a Soviet mole in the CIA during the 1980s and 1990s. The search for the presumed traitor was necessitated by the loss of almost all of the CIA?s large stable of Soviet intelligence officers working for the United States against their homeland.... more...

  • The King's Smugglerby John Fox

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15

    Jane Whorwood was one of Charles I's closest confidantes. The wife of an Oxfordshire squire, when the court moved to Oxford in 1642, at the start of the Civil War, she helped the royalist cause by spying for the king, and smuggling gold (perhaps as much as 1,000kg) to help pay for his army. When Charles was held captive by the Parliamentarians, from... more...

  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...

  • 1864by Charles Bracelen Flood

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 17.00

    In a masterful narrative, historian and biographer Charles Bracelen Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln's final year, in which he oversaw the last campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected as president, and laid out his majestic vision for the nation's future in a reunified South and in the expanding West. In 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of... more...

  • George Goring (1608-1657)by Florene S. Memegalos

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 49.95

    This first modern biography of George Goring, traces his life from its comfortable Sussex beginnings to the intrigues of court life, where he developed a reputation for drinking, gambling and fighting. It also charts his exploits on the continent, where he commanded a regiment in the service of the Dutch service, culminating in the siege of Breda.... more...

  • My Silent Warby Kim Philby

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.84

    In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H. A. R. "Kim" Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the British establishment, Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940, rose to the head of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as M16's liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed every secret... more...