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  • Cockroachesby Scholastique Mukasonga; Jordan Stump

    Steerforth Press 2016; US$ 16.00

    Imagine being born into a world where everything about you?the shape of your nose, the look of your hair, the place of your birth?designates you as an undesirable, an inferior, a menace, no better than a cockroach, something to be driven away and ultimately exterminated. Imagine being thousands of miles away while your family and friends are brutally... more...

  • Al Caponeby Deirdre Bair

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    From a National Book Award-winning biographer, the first complete life of legendary gangster Al Capone to be produced with the cooperation of his family, who provided the author with exclusive access to personal testimony and archival documents. From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone?Public Enemy Number One?has gripped popular imagination.... more...

  • Alfred Hitchcockby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Alfred Hitchock, the master of suspense. Alfred Hitchcock was a strange child. Fat, lonely, burning with fear and ambition, his childhood was an isolated one, scented with fish from his father's shop. Afraid to leave his bedroom, he would plan great voyages, using railway timetables to plot an exact... more...

  • The Promise of Canadaby Charlotte Gray

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 30.00 US$ 20.99

    What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? An award-winning writer casts her eye over 150 years of Canadian history. ?Our country owes its success not to some imagined tribal singularity but to the fact that, although its thirty-five million citizens do not look, speak or pray alike, we have learned to share this... more...

  • Les Parisiennesby Anne Sebba

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    ?Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time. This is a remarkable book.? ?Edmund de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba explores a devastating period in... more...

  • Angelic Musicby Corey Mead

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    ?With spirited charm, Mead weaves history, music, science, and medicine into the story...Fascinating, insightful, and, best of all, great fun.? ? The Washington Post A jewel of musical history?the story of Ben Franklin?s favorite invention, the glass armonica?including the composers who wrote for it (Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, among others); Dr.... more...

  • Not Without a Fightby Helen Zille

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 20.00

    Helen Zille?s long-awaited autobiography is one of the most fascinating political stories of our time. Zille takes the reader back to her humble family origins, her struggle with anorexia as a young woman, her early career as a journalist for the Rand Daily Mail, and her involvement with the End Conscription Campaign and the Black Sash. She documents... more...

  • Alexander Hamiltonby Ron Chernow

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 16.99

    The life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. more...

  • Soldier Spyby Tom Marcus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    'Gripping. One of the most successful MI5 undercover surveillance officers of his time' Sun 'Very well written, gives a startling amount of operational detail, the biggest shock of all - MI5 agreed to its publication' Sunday Times In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a... more...

  • Kind of Blueby Ken Clarke

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.79

    Ken Clarke needs no introduction. One of the genuine 'Big Beasts' of the political scene, during his forty-six years as the Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire he has been at the very heart of government under three prime ministers. He is a political obsessive with a personal hinterland, as well known as a Tory Wet with Europhile... more...