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- 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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99
Eighteenth-century Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova, history's most famous seducer, talked his way into the beds of more than 200 women. Charming, brilliant and devastatingly attractive, the compulsive womaniser claimed to like and understand his conquests. But he could also be ruthless, cruel, selfish and dishonest. Who were these women who... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 24.95
In Central Standard: A Time, a Place, a Family, Patrick Irelan vividly recaptures a remarkable era in midwestern history in twenty-four beautifully crafted and often witty essays. Beginning with his parents' marriage in 1932 and continuing into the present, Irelan relates the many wonderful stories and experiences of his Davis County, Iowa, family.... more...
- TwoDot 2008; US$ 15.99
Written in a matter-of-fact, often humorous style, 'The Champion Buffalo Hunter' is the engaging memoir of one of the most famous frontiersmen of the early West, 'Yellowstone Vic' Smith. Recently discovered in Harvard's Houghton Library by editor Jeanette Prodgers, this remarkable account (told in the third person) is comparable to Andrew Garcia's... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 8.99
In this elegant and affecting companion to her "extraordinary" memoir, Borrowed Finery, a young writer flings herself into a Europe ravaged by the Second World War (The Boston Globe) In 1946, Paula Fox walked up the gangplank of a partly reconverted Liberty with the classic American hope of finding experience?or perhaps salvation?in Europe. She... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- be.bra verlag 2013; US$ 16.21
Was aß James Dean, bevor ihn sein Sportwagen aus der Kurve trug? Welches Lieblingsgericht ließ sich Marilyn Monroe zubereiten, ehe sie sich das Leben nahm? Welche Henkersmahlzeit wünschte sich Peter Kürten - der "Vampir von Düsseldorf"? Richard Fasten stellt Prominente und ihre letzten Mahlzeiten vor. Das letzte Gericht vor dem (freiwilligen... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99
Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombast von Hohenheim, who called himself Paracelsus, stands at the cusp of medieval and modern times. A contemporary of Luther, an enemy of the medical establishment, a scourge of the universities, an alchemist, an army surgeon, and a radical theologian, he attracted myths even before he died. His fantastic journeys... more...