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  • Member of the Familyby Dianne Lake; Deborah Herman

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 22.39

    In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls." At age... more...

  • The Written Worldby Martin Puchner

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 17.48

    The story of how literature shaped world history, in sixteen acts—from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry Potter In this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today.... more...

  • Minister of Moneyby Charles W. Munn§

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 20.99

    Henry Duncan was a man of many parts: parish minister, savings bank founder, political lobbyist, anti-slavery campaigner, educator, geologist, poet, author. He restored the Ruthwell Cross, a medieval monument of international importance. He also played a major role in the Disruption of the Church of Scotland in 1843 - the most significant social event... more...

  • Dare Not Lingerby Nelson Mandela; Mandla Langa; Graca Machel

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 26.57

    ‘I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger,... more...

  • William Tyndaleby Melvyn Bragg

    SPCK 2017; US$ 7.49

    Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to William Tyndale explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. What was his impact on the world at the time and what were the... more...

  • Leonardo da Vinciby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 16.99

    "A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life....the book is a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it."— The New Yorker “Majestic . . . Enthralling, masterful, and passionate.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A monumental tribute to a titanic figure.”— Publishers Weekly (starred review) He was history’s most... more...

  • Wicked Hartfordby Steve R. Thornton

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99


  • Texas Far and Wideby E.R. Bills

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99


  • A Time to Risk Allby Clodagh Finn

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    Clodagh Finn has travelled throughout Europe to piece together the story of this remarkable, unknown Irish woman, meeting many of those children Mary Elmes saved. Here, in a book packed with courage, heroism, adventure and tragedy, her story is finally remembered. The children called her ‘Miss Mary’, and they remember her kindness still. She gave... more...

  • Charles Waddell Chesnuttby Helen M. Chesnutt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The driving force in Chesnutt's life was the wish to help his race. Long before the days of the NAACP, which he later joined, and to the end of his life, he lectured, wrote,and corresponded on the everlasting problem." His letters reveal courage and good sense with which he faced racial discrimination." Originally published in 1952. A UNC Press Enduring... more...