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  • The Lost Imperialistby Andrew Gailey

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Frederick Hamiton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, enjoyed a glittering career which few could equal. As Viceroy of India and Governor-General of Canada, he held the two most exalted positions available under the Crown, but prior to this his achievements as a British ambassador included restoring order to sectarian conflict in Syria,... more...

  • The Authentic Life of Billy, The Kidby Pat Garrett; Ash Upson

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Hankering for a mostly true tale about the hard-living desperadoes who inhabited America's desert Southwest in the mid-1800s? This biography of the ill-fated gunslinger Billy, the Kid was written by Pat Garrett, the sheriff who shot Billy down. Although some historians now question the veracity of some of the self-aggrandizing bluster Garrett and... more...

  • Lady Birdby Jan Jarboe Russell

    Scribner 2014; US$ 12.99

    A revealing biography of Lady Bird Johnson with startling new insights into her marriage to Lyndon Baines Johnson and her unexpectedly strong impact on his presidency. Long obscured by her husband's shadow, Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson emerges in this first comprehensive biography as a figure of surprising influence and the centering force for LBJ,... more...

  • The Colditz Storyby Major P R Reid

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war during WWII. Those who persisted in escaping from other camps were sent to the impregnable fortress of Colditz Castle, situated on a rocky outcrop high above the River Mulde. Once within the walls of the castle, the Germans reasoned, escape was impossible. And yet many prisoners attempted escape and many... more...

  • The Colditz Storyby Major P R Reid

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 16.21

    Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war during WWII. Those who persisted in escaping from other camps were sent to the impregnable fortress of Colditz Castle, situated on a rocky outcrop high above the River Mulde. Once within the walls of the castle, the Germans reasoned, escape was impossible. And yet many prisoners attempted escape and many... more...

  • The Partnershipby Pamela Katz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.99

    Among the most creative and outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic, that sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis' rise to power, were the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and the rebellious avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. These two young geniuses and the three women vital to their work?actresses Lotte Lenya and Helene Weigel... more...

  • Brinkley's Beatby David Brinkley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Story of My Lifeby Helen Keller

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 3.99

    An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen Keller?s account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, Keller?s story has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world. This book?published when Keller was only twenty-two?portrays the wild... 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...

  • Interesting Timesby Eric Hobsbawm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.99

    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...