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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...

  • Our Auntie Rosaby Sheila McCauley Keys; Eddie B. Allen

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.95

    ?Rosa Parks inspired millions of Americans in 1955, including a nine-year-old boy in Arkansas learning about her story. Through the pages of  Our Auntie Rosa , her family captures the quiet dignity?and commanding conviction?of one of the civil rights movement?s bravest champions.? ?President Bill Clinton ?She was there, encouraging and helping... more...

  • Colonel Cody and the Flying Cathedralby Garry Jenkins

    Picador 2015; US$ 8.99

    Colonel Cody and the Flying Cathedral is the fascinating and bizarre history of Samuel Franklin Cody, who in his early years worked the same cattle trails as Buffalo Bill and played the same Dodge City roulette tables as Wyatt Earp. But later his life took a startling turn. While performing in England, Cody became a passionate kite-builder and flyer,... more...

  • Speak You Alsoby Paul Steinberg; Linda Coverdale

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 16.99

    In 1943, sixteen-year-old Paul Steinberg was arrested in Paris and deported to Auschwitz. A chemistry student, Steinberg was assigned to work in the camp's laboratory alongside Primo Levi, who would later immortalize his fellow inmate as "Henri," the ultimate survivor, the paradigm of the prisoner who clung to life at the cost of his own humanity.... more...

  • White Savageby Fintan O'Toole

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 8.99

    Fintan O'Toole , columnist and drama critic for the Irish Times , is the author of seven books, including A Traitor's Kiss (FSG, 1998). His work frequently appears in a number of American magazines. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. more...

  • Nicola Sturgeonby David Torrance

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 13.11

    ‘indispensable … an illuminating appraisal? – Alex Massie, Spectator ‘A fascinating portrait of one of the most powerful politicians in the United Kingdom? – Euan McColm, Scotland on Sunday ‘David Torrance?s skilled analysis provides insight into the rise of Nicola Sturgeon to the top of Scottish politics? – Claire Stewart, STV How did a working-class... more...

  • Confessionsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.00

      Rousseau's ideas have influenced almost every major political development of the last two hundred years, and are crucial to an understanding of phenomena as diverse as the French Revolution, modern educational theory, and the contemporary environmental movement. This is reason enough to draw attention to his startlingly alive autobiography. But... 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...

  • Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writersby Edward Mendelson

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers?including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden?Edward Mendelson?s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great tradition of Plutarch, Samuel Johnson, and Emerson. Any important writer, in Mendelson?s view, writes in response to an idea of the good life... more...

  • Chasing Lost Timeby Jean Findlay

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 30.99

    Jean Findlay was born in Edinburgh and studied law and French at Edinburgh University, then theater in Krakow with Tadeusz Kantor. She ran a theater company, writing and producing plays in Berlin, Bonn, Dublin, Rotterdam, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. She has written for The Scotsman , The Independent , The Guardian , and Time Out , and... more...