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  • Ataturkby Andrew Mango

    John Murray 2011; US$ 28.18

    This biography of Ataturk aims to strip away the myth to show the complexities of the man beneath. Born plain Mustafa in Ottoman Salonica in 1881, he trained as an army officer but was virtually unknown until 1919, when he took the lead in thwarting the victorious Allies' plan to partition the Turkish core of the Ottoman Empire. He divided the Allies,... more...

  • A Rage for Rock Gardeningby Nicola Shulman

    Short Books 2011; US$ 7.28

    A new edition of Nicola Shulman?s miniature masterpiece about the life of gardener Reginald Farrer A hundred years ago, there was a revolution in British gardening, as the garden changed from being a diversion of dukes to the hobby of millions. Few figures were more prominent in this renaissance than Reginald Farrer, whose passion for alpines, the... more...

  • Living a Political Lifeby Madeleine May Kunin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    The first time Madeleine M. Kunin ran for office it was because she thought there ought to be more women in politics. In time she fulfilled that belief by becoming the first woman governor of Vermont. Throughout her career, Kunin found that the rules for women politicians were different: she would not be forgiven (nor would she forgive herself) for... more...

  • Voltaire in Loveby Nancy Mitford

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.08

    The meeting of Voltaire, successful financier, famous poet and troublemaker, and the enchanting amateur physicist and countess Émilie du Châtelet, was a meeting of both hearts and minds. In the Château de Cirey, the two brilliant intellects scandalised the French aristocracy with their passionate love affair and provoked revolutions both political... more...

  • Diaries: In Powerby Alan Clark

    Orion 2011; US$ 25.36

    The first volume of Alan Clark's diaries, covering two Parliaments during which he served under Margaret Thatcher - until her ousting in a coup which Clark observed closely from the inside - and then under John Major, constitute the most outspoken and revealing account of British political life ever written. Cabinet colleagues, royalty, ambassadors,... more...

  • The Last Diariesby Alan Clark

    Orion 2011; US$ 25.37

    The first two volumes of Alan Clark's were irresistible, irreverent, infamous, outrageous. This last volume is a fitting finale to the work of a man who has been described as 'the best diarist of his century'. The third volume begins in 1991 with Alan Clark contemplating quitting as an MP. Life at Saltwood Castle, his home, hangs heavy; then comes... more...

  • The Shan of Burmaby Chao Tzang Yawnghwe

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2010; US$ 59.90

    In this highly personal account, the author, Chao Tzang Yawnghwe, a son of the first President of the Union of Burma, tells of his youth and involvement in the Shan resistance movement. He gives his version of Shan history and explains the complexity of Shan politics covering the issues of autonomy, Shan-Burmese relations, opium, and other contraband... more...

  • Ataturkby Andrew Mango

    John Murray 2011; Not Available

    This biography of Ataturk aims to strip away the myth to show the complexities of the man beneath. Born plain Mustafa in Ottoman Salonica in 1881, he trained as an army officer but was virtually unknown until 1919, when he took the lead in thwarting the victorious Allies' plan to partition the Turkish core of the Ottoman Empire. He divided the Allies,... more...

  • Alan Clark: A Life in his own Wordsby Alan Clark; Ion Trewin

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    The most outspoken and revealing account of British political life every written. Cabinet colleagues, royalty, and foreign dignitaries are all subjected to Clark's vivid and often wittily acerbic pen, as he candidly records the daily struggle for ascendancy within the corridors of power. more...

  • The Bolterby Frances Osborne

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

    On Friday 25th May, 1934, a forty-one-year-old woman walked into the lobby of Claridge?s Hotel to meet the nineteen-year-old son whose face she did not know. Fifteen years earlier, as the First World War ended, Idina Sackville shocked high society by leaving his multimillionaire father to run off to Africa with a near penniless man. An inspiration... more...