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  • Brothers in War and Peaceby Dennis Cruywagen

    Random House Struik 2014; US$ 12.00

    An extraordinary human story about estranged twin brothers Abraham and Constand Viljoen who came together in 1993 to stop South Africa from descending into civil war, giving insight into the white right wing and the threat that it posed in the 1990s. more...

  • The Man Behind the Bow Tieby Arthur Porter; T. R. Todd

    Figure 1 Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    How does it feel to be deemed guilty before trial? To be held in a cutthroat Panamanian prison while suffering from terminal lung cancer? How does it feel to rise to the top of the medical and public arenas in your adopted country, only to crash miserably to earth under allegations of fraud and money laundering? In short: What is it like to be Dr.... more...

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Vol.2 1947-1956by Sarvepall Gopal

    Random House 2014; US$ 25.37

    The second volume of Sarvepalli Gopal?s remarkable work covers the first nine years of Nehru?s prime ministership. Like the first volume, it is more than a biography, describing and analysing in detail both domestic and foreign issues of the period of struggle between India and Pakistan for Kashmir, the first elections of frr India based on adult suffrage;... more...

  • Selkirk's Islandby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2012; US$ 12.99

    When Alexander Selkirk was abandoned by his shipmates on the remote island of Juan Fernandez in 1704 he could not have know that he wouldn't see another human soul for four long years, could not have anticipated the lonely and fierce existence to which he had been condemned, nor could he have ever guessed that his plight - recreated in the form of... more...

  • Angels and Agesby Adam Gopnik

    Quercus 2010; US$ 8.99

    On February 12th, 1809, two men were born an ocean apart: Charles Darwin on an English country estate; Abraham Lincoln in a Kentucky log cabin. Their great parallel lives were to transform humanity's understanding of itself. Adam Gopnik takes the coincidence of their birth as the starting-point to explore these historical giants, showing how they... more...

  • Churchillby Ashley Jackson

    Quercus 2011; US$ 15.99

    Uniquely endowed with talent, energy and determination, Winston Churchill was, as a close wartime colleague put it, 'unlike anyone you have ever met before'. To many, he was the saviour of the nation, even of Western civilization, 'the greatest Briton' who ever lived. Others would have agreed with Evelyn Waugh who described him 'always in the wrong,... more...

  • Castlereaghby John Bew

    Quercus 2011; US$ 18.99

    No British statesman of the nineteenth century reached the same level of international fame as Lord Castlereagh, or won as much respect from the great powers of Europe or America. Yet no British statesman has been so maligned by his contemporaries or hated by the public. His career took him from the brutal suppression of a bloody rebellion in Ireland... more...

  • The Story of Che Guevaraby Lucía Álvarez de Toledo; LUCIA ALVAREZ D; Lucía Álvarez de Toledo

    Quercus 2011; US$ 12.99

    Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West. But for the rest of the world he is different: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere. In The Story of Che Guevara Lucía Álvarez de Toledo follows Che from his birth in Rosario and his early years in his parent's... more...

  • Gandhiby Jad Adams

    Quercus 2011; US$ 15.99

    The pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India's independence movement, pioneer of non-violent resistance through mass civil disobedience, and the man honoured in India as 'father of the nation', Mohandas K. Gandhi has inspired civil rights and liberation movements the world over. Yet he was also a man of many contradictions: a lifelong... more...

  • Jeremy Thorpeby Michael Bloch

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 18.99

    The story of Jeremy Thorpe's rapid rise and spectacular fall from grace is one of the most remarkable in British politics. When he became leader of the Liberal Party in 1967 at the age of just thirty-seven, he seemed destined for truly great things. But as his star steadily rose so his nemesis drew ever nearer: a time-bomb in the form of Norman Scott,... more...