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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
The House of Wittgenstein is the grand saga of a brilliant and tragic Viennese family whose members included a famous philosopher and the world's greatest one-handed classical pianist. The Wittgenstein family was one of the wealthiest, most talented, and most eccentric in European history, held together by a fanatical love of music yet torn apart... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 15.00
With the death of her fabulously wealthy coal magnate father when she was just eleven, Mary Eleanor Bowes became the richest heiress in Britain. An ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II, Mary grew to be a highly educated young woman, winning acclaim as a playwright and botanist. Courted by a bevy of eager suitors, at eighteen she married the handsome but... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 24.95
A book that will move hearts and open minds, Jeffrey McGowan?s memoir is the first personal account of a gay man?s silent struggle in the don?t-ask-don?t-tell military, from a cadet who rose to the rank of major, left as a decorated Persian Gulf hero, and whose same-sex marriage was the first on the East Coast. Love of country and personal love combine... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family's story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams . Descendents of the Irish who settled in Ferryland, Lord Baltimore's Catholic colony in Newfoundland, the Johnstons "went... more...
- Pocket Books 2009; US$ 7.99
A brilliant virtuoso of violence, Richard Marcinko rose through Navy ranks to create and command one of this country's most elite and classified counterterrorist units, SEAL TEAM SIX . Now this thirty-year veteran recounts the secret missions and Special Warfare madness of his worldwide military career -- and the riveting truth about the top-secret... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 16.00
In his 2003 National Book Award?winning memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, Carlos Eire narrated his coming of age in Cuba just before and during the Castro revolution. That book literally ends in midair as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother leave Havana on an airplane?along with thousands of other children?to begin their new life in Miami... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 39.00
A rebel and risk-taker from childhood, John McCain?son and grandson of admirals?nevertheless chose to follow the traditional path marked out for him in the military. Nearly six years in a North Vietnamese prison tested his resolve and proved his extraordinary resilience and will to survive. Coming to Congress, McCain found that making his way in politics... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.99
My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I smile a little. "You should tell us about it sometime." "Yes, sometime." ... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 18.32
William Hesketh Lever - soap-boiler, social reformer, MP, tribal chieftain, multi-millionaire and Lord of the Western Isles - was one of the most extraordinary men ever to leave his mark on Britain. Beliefs far ahead of their times - the welfare state, votes for women, workers' rights - jostled in his mind with ideas that were fantastically bonkers... more...
- Double Dragon Publishing 2011; US$ 3.99
Two old coots, both Vietnam veterans, make life hilarious for everyone as each tries to top the other?s stories. Their wives call them lazy. They claim to be efficient. One thing is certain: neither of them will ever be accused of understating the truth! Tall tales or not (and they claim they?re not), you will find yourself going along for the ride... more...