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  • Six Wivesby David Starkey

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey argues that the king was not a depraved philanderer but someone seeking happiness -- and a son. Knowingly or not, he elevateda group of women... more...

  • Interesting Timesby Eric Hobsbawm

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 30.00

    Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawm?s The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, ?I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts so much illumination on our possible futures.? Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary... more...

  • An Exclusive Loveby Johanna Adorjan

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95

    Two people who have grown old together decide to take their own lives. He is terminally ill; she doesn't want to be without him. One Sunday in autumn 1991, they carry out their plan. Vera and István go to their deaths holding hands. It is the logical end of a love that shut out the entire rest of the world, even their own children. They used the formal... more...

  • A Short Life of Abraham Lincolnby John George Nicolay

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions... more...

  • Captain John Smithby Charles Dudley Warner

    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...

  • The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincolnby Francis Fisher Browne

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...

  • Josephineby Carolly Erickson

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 25.99

    Josephine Tascher de la Pagerie, born a Creole on the island of Martinique in the French West Indies, became one of the best known and most envied women who ever lived. Sent to France to make an advantageous marriage to a young aristocrat, her naivete and lack of education left her ill prepared to deal with the sophisticated - if decadent - world... more...

  • Eleniby Nicholas Gage

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    "A devoted and brilliant achievement." The New York Review of Books In 1948, as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist "camps" behind the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, 41, defied the traditions of her small village and the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape of her three daughters and her... more...

  • Elizabeth Gaskellby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    High-spirited, witty and passionate, Elizabeth Gaskell wrote some of the most enduring novels of the Victorian age, including Mary Barton , North and South and Wives and Daughters . In this widely acclaimed biography, Jenny Uglow shows her as an artist of unrecognized complexity, a shrewd observer of life and a compelling personality. more...

  • Epic Wandererby D'Arcy Jenish

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 21.95

    Popular historian D?Arcy Jenish recreates the adventure and sacrifice of mapmaker David Thompson?s fascinating life in the wilderness of North America. Epic Wanderer , the first full-length biography of David Thompson, is set in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries against a broad canvas of dramatic rivalries -- between the United States... more...