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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 2.99
One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans,... more...
- Orion 2010; Not Available
There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover, prime minister and general Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99
A Kirkus Best Book of 2013 A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK?s last hundred days that asks what might have been Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy?s legend endures. Noted author and historian Thurston Clarke argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been. As we approach the anniversary of... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 17.00
The National Book Award?winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt.... more...
- Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 33.99
Der «Heimwehbub» Jürg Padrutt reist mit einem Touristenvisum in die USA ein, dann kauft er eine Farm und bleibt. Stefan Kälin, Mitglied der Schweizer Ski-Nationalmannschaft, steht an der Golden Gate Bridge und beschliesst, nie wieder als Elektriker zu arbeiten. Philip Gelzer macht ein einjähriges Praktikum in New York, Weltbankökonom Heinz Bachmann... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99
It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life "reads like an early history of the United States," as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith "does an excellent job of recounting the details... 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...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 17.49
A Labour Whip once revealed that in their office they sang songs about certain backbenchers. In the case of the Member for Maryhill, their choice was ‘How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?? A frank account of fourteen years in Westminister from the rebellious Maria Fyfe – the only female Labour MP in Scotland when she was first elected. Fyfe recounts... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57
Christo Brand was a South African farm boy, born into the Afrikaans culture which had created apartheid, a racial system designed to persecute black people while claiming superiority for white people. Nelson Mandela, the black son of a tribal chief, also raised in a rural village, trained as a lawyer to take up the fight against apartheid on behalf... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available
This edition does not include illustrations. Sex, the Kennedys, Monroe and the Mafia; the controversial American bestseller ? ?Hersh has found more muck in this particular Augean stable than most people want to acknowledge? Gore Vidal more...