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  • America's Boyby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    In 1986 the overthrow of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos by Cory Aquino's 'People Power' revolution focused global attention on the Philippines. Western media took their lead from the US, and the untrammelled denigration of the fleeing dictator and his wife served to tarnish the Philippines more generally. James Hamilton-Paterson, who knew the Philippines... more...

  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox behaviour, Freya was also self-disciplined, courageous and remained fearlessly... more...

  • On Gold Mountainby Lisa See

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting... more...

  • Cliveby Robert Harvey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The real-life story of Robert Clive would be judged as wildly implausible if it came from the pen of a novelist. Clive of India was one of the most extraordinary and colorful figures Britain ever produced. The founder of Britain's Indian empire, he was also Britain's first great guerrilla fighter by the age of twenty-seven, conqueror of Bengal at... more...

  • Harold and Jackby Christopher Sandford

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford tells the engrossing story of the unlikely friendship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and President John F. Kennedy, a crucial political and personal relationship during the most dangerous days of the Cold War.  This is the story of the many-layered relationship between two iconic leaders... more...

  • Prison Diariesby Denis MacShane

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe?s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was locked in a solitary cell for up to twenty-three... more...

  • Henry Ford: pocket GIANTSby David Long

    The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    Why is Henry Ford a giant? Because he put the world on wheels. Henry Ford did not invent the motor car, nor for all the claims did he invent the assembly line or mass production. But more than anyone before or since he is remembered as the man who almost singlehandedly took an expensive contraption of doubtful utility and recast it as a machine which... more...

  • The Little Captiveby Lise Kristensen

    Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 13.63

    "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...

  • Abraham Lincoln pocket GIANTSby Adam I P Smith

    The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin on the frontier, rose from labourer to lawyer, and finally to President of the United States. In doing so, he confronted the great questions of his age: slavery, democracy and nationalism and wrote speeches that echo through the ages. This biography explains how Lincoln's life and career were shaped by rapid... more...

  • Texas Ranger N. O. Reynolds, the Intrepidby Chuck Parsons; Donaly E. Brice

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 23.96

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