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  • Peg Plunkettby Julie Peakman

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    ' Of picking, washing and cleaning my pretty little toes, which he took great delight in, and in which pleasurable, innocent, and inoffensive pastime he as often spent hours; 'twas the greatest gratification to him on earth, nor did he (said she) indulge in any other in all the time we spent together, he never was even rude enough to give me a kiss.'... more...

  • Peg Plunkettby Julie Peakman

    Quercus 2015; US$ 20.84

    ' Of picking, washing and cleaning my pretty little toes, which he took great delight in, and in which pleasurable, innocent, and inoffensive pastime he as often spent hours; 'twas the greatest gratification to him on earth, nor did he (said she) indulge in any other in all the time we spent together, he never was even rude enough to give me a kiss.'... more...

  • Stalin's Daughterby Rosemary Sullivan

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 26.99

    Stalin's Daughter is a work of narrative non-fiction on a grand scale, combining popular history and biography to tell the incredible story of a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history's most monstrous dictators. Svetlana Stalina, who died on November 22, 2011, at the age of eighty-five, was the only daughter and the last... more...

  • Stalin's Daughterby Rosemary Sullivan

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    The award-winning author of Villa Air-Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history?s most monstrous dictators?her father, Josef Stalin. Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin spent her youth inside the walls of the Kremlin.... more...

  • Stalin's Daughterby Rosemary Sullivan

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    The award-winning author of Villa Air-Bel returns with a painstakingly researched, revelatory biography of Svetlana Stalin, a woman fated to live her life in the shadow of one of history?s most monstrous dictators?her father, Josef Stalin. Born in the early years of the Soviet Union, Svetlana Stalin spent her youth inside the walls of the Kremlin.... more...

  • Titans of Historyby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    In Titans of History Simon Sebag Montefiore, one of our pre-eminent historians, presents the lives of the giants who have made our world. The cast varies from conquerors, poets, kings, empresses and whores to psychopaths, composers and explorers. Informative, entertaining, inspiring and sometimes horrifying, this is a history of the world that contains... more...

  • The Garments of Court and Palaceby Philip Bobbitt

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    Philip Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence at Columbia University and Senior Fellow at the University of Texas. He has served as a senior official at the White House, the State Department, and the National Security Council, in both Republican and Democratic administrations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy for... more...

  • Melville in His Own Timeby Steven Olsen-Smith

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    Owing to the decline of his contemporary fame and to decades of posthumous neglect, Herman Melville remains enigmatic to readers despite his status as one of America?s most securely canonical authors. Born into patrician wealth but plunged into poverty as a child, in 1840 he signed aboard the whaleship Acushnet in the midst of a nationwide depression... more...

  • War, the Hero and the Willby Jane L. Bownas

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Thomas Hardy?s The Dynasts and Leo Tolstoy?s War and Peace are both works that defy association with a particular genre and might seem to have little else in common apart from being set in the same period of history. This study argues that there are important similarities between these two works and examines the close correspondence between Hardy?s... more...

  • The Patagonian Hareby Claude Lanzmann

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    Claude Lanzmann is a French journalist, political commentator, and film director of the classic nine-and-a-half hour Holocaust documentary film Shoah (1985). Lanzmann is chief editor of the journal Les Temps Moderne s, which was founded by Jean-Paul Sartre. His memoir, The Patagonian Hare , is his first book. more...