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  • 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...

  • Gerald Brenan: The Interior Castleby Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    'A masterpiece which delights from first page to last.' TLS 'Very clever, very funny and very bold.' Victoria Glendinning, Times Born in 1894 to a well-off military family, Gerard Brenan was expected to follow the family tradition. But at Radley school he discovered a love of books and an urge to break the mould, which led him to abscond to Europe... more...

  • The Burning of the Worldby Bela Zombory-Moldovan; Peter Zombory-Moldovan

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War   An NYRB Classics Original   The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines and facing relentless rifle and artillery... more...

  • Hitler's Heroineby Sophie Jackson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    Hanna Reitsch longed to fly. Breaking records and earning the respect of the Nazi regime, she became the first female Luftwaffe test pilot, earning significant awards and becoming a personal heroine of Hitler's. Reitsch was an ardent Nazi and was prepared to die for the cause, first as a test pilot for the dangerous V1 rockets and later by volunteering... more...

  • First Wordsby Rosetta Loy

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    An internationally acclaimed novelist and journalist movingly chronicles her childhood in Rome during World War II, providing a rare account by a Catholic of Jewish persecution and Papal responsibility In 1937, Rosetta Loy was a privileged five-year-old growing up in the heart of the well-to-do Catholic intelligentsia of Rome. But her childhood... more...

  • Blood Acesby Doug Swanson

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    The astonishing story of Benny Binion?a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion?s crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From... more...

  • The Little Captiveby Lise Kristensen

    Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 15.45

    "I took hold of the fence and pressed my face into the wire, asking myself what I had done to be made a prisoner?" On the Indonesian island of Java, eight-year-old Lise enjoys a happy childhood, thousands of miles away from the war raging in Europe. Then, one day in 1942, her friends and neighbours start to disappear. For two years, Lise and her family... more...

  • Brinkley's Beatby David Brinkley

    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...

  • The Story of My Lifeby Helen Keller

    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...

  • 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...