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  • A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommerby Melissa Muller; Reinhard Piechocki

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 12.99

    Alice Herz-Sommer was born in 1903 in Prague, the Prague of the Hapsburgs and of Franz Kafka, a family friend. Musically very gifted, by her mid-teens Alice was one of the best-known pianists in Prague. But as the Nazis swept across Europe her comfortable, bourgeois world began to crumble around her, as anti-Jewish feeling not only intensified but... more...

  • Point Manby Mark Townsend

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 10.20

    The point man leads the patrol into battle, looking for signs of danger. He is the first to face ambushes, hidden bombs and snipers. Few survive for long. Between 2007 and 2008, 20-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. An exceptionally skilful and brave private, he was lucky to make it home alive. But in his... more...

  • Romney’s Wayby T. George Harris

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    George Romney built an unconventional political career that inspired and moved many, including his son Willard Mitt Romney. Romney's Way: A Man and An Idea is George Romney's story, from his Mormon upbringing, through his journey as a maverick industrialist to his place in Republican leadership in Democratic Michigan. In 1966, T. George Harris took... more...

  • Tea By The Nursery Fireby Noel Streatfeild

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 9.99

    Emily Huckwell spent almost her entire life working for one family. Born in a tiny Sussex village in the 1870s, she went into domestic service in the Burton household before she was twelve, earning £5 a year. She began as a nursery maid, progressing to under nurse and then head nanny, looking after two generations of children. One of the children in... more...

  • Harold Macmillanby Charles Williams

    Orion 2012; US$ 18.99

    A masterly biography of a great Conservative Prime Minister (and publisher) - Harold Macmillan (1894-1986). Harold Macmillan was a figure of paradox. Outwardly, it was Edwardian elegance and civilised urbanity. Inwardly, it was emotional damage from his wife's open adultery and his progressive perplexity at the onward march of time. The First... more...

  • From the Place of the Deadby Arnold S. Kohen; The Dalai Lama; Right Reverend Paul Jr. Moore

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 6.79

    East Timor's struggle for independence under Indonesian occupation has dominated international headlines. Now, as UN troops uphold the August 1999 referendum calling for the island nation's self-rule, From the Place of the Dead offers the only up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of the confrontation through the eyes of one of the most extraordinary... more...

  • Cannibal Jackby Trevor Bentley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.27

    In a frontier society full of colourful characters in early nineteenth century New Zealand, Jacky Marmon, more commonly known as Cannibal Jack, was more colourful than most. Jumping ship off the New Zealand coast, he first lived among Ngäpuhi at the Bay of Islands, where he acquired five wives and served his chief as a trader and white priest. Joining... more...

  • David Langeby David Lange

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 12.68

    David Lange ushered in a revolution in New Zealand when he came to power in 1984, aged just 41. His Labour government introduced sweeping new legislation that unchained the country from its old conservative bonds, established the world's first nuclear free state and let loose a free market economic agenda that radically transformed the country. It... more...

  • A Suppressed Cryby Victoria Glendinning

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    'I always wanted everything so frantically, and I'm just the person that can't have them.' Based on family papers and memories, this picture of middle class life at the end of the nineteenth century tells the poignant story of Winnie Seebohm, Victoria Glendinning's great-aunt, who in 1885 was one of the early students at Newnham College, Cambridge.... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Edward Sylvester Ellis

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    This fascinating biography of Thomas Jefferson encapsulates his life and times. Ellis has portrayed him in all his greatness as a leader as well as a human being who was flawed, mysterious and, at times, deceptive. Due to the life-like portrayal, Jefferson turns out to be more humane, more approachable while retaining his position as an idol. more...