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- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00
Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57
A young activist and highly-educated Cambridge Union debater, Mill would become in time the highest-ranked English thinker of the nineteenth century, the author of the landmark essay On Liberty and one of the most passionate reformers and advocates of his revolutionary, opinionated age. As a journalist he fired off a weekly article on Irish land... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 28.39
In the tradition of his bestselling CURTIN and CHIFLEY, David Day's exhaustive biography of one of our most fascinating prime ministers. Paul Keating was one of the most significant political figures of the late twentieth century, firstly as Treasurer for eight years and then Prime Minister for five years. Although he has spent all of his adult life... more...
- 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...
- Shepheard Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd 2015; US$ 4.99
This Life of Grace is a biography and a history. It tells the story of Grace Jarrold, the youngest of eight children, who lived for almost ninety years in the village of Plympton in Devon. It also tells the story of the village over the last century, beginning with the Great War of 1914-1918, school life at that time as revealed in original documents,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 12.95
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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 4.95
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...
- 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...