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  • . . . And His Lovely Wifeby Connie Schultz

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Writing with warmth and humor, Connie Schultz reveals the rigors, joys, and absolute madness of a new marriage at midlife and campaigning with her husband, Sherrod Brown, now the junior senator from Ohio. She describes the chain of events leading up to Sherrod’s decision to run for the Senate (he would not enter the fray without his wife’s unequivocal... more...

  • 'Holy' Johnson, Pioneer of African Nationalism, 1836-1917by E.A. Ayandele

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A biography of one of the great 19th-century Africans and an insightful analysis of one of the earlier phases of African nationalism. more...

  • 'Honest Enough to Be Bold'by W. Charles Humphries

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1985; Not Available

    James Pliny Whitney marked the end of an era of Liberal rule in Ontario that had lasted for over three decades, and introduced a new 'progressive' brand of conservatism as premier from 1905 to 1914. As this lively biography demonstrates, Whitney was a gruff and forceful leader. more...

  • 'I wish I had your wings'by Angus Mansfield

    The History Press 2016; US$ 16.49

    In August 1942, British launched Operation Pedestal in an attempt to deliver supplies to the stricken island of Malta, an Allied base which had been under Axis blockade for months. From 9–15 August a convoy of some 50 ships ran the gauntlet of Axis bombers, submarines, E-boats and minefields. Of the original fourteen merchant vessels, only five reached... more...

  • "Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye"by Kenneth P. O'Donnell; David F. Powers

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 17.99

    This classic New York Times bestseller is an illuminating portrait of JFK—from his thrilling rise to his tragic fall—by two of the men who knew him best. As a politician, John Fitzgerald Kennedy crafted a persona that fascinated and inspired millions—and left an outsize legacy in the wake of his murder on November 22, 1963. But only a select... more...

  • 'Paddington' Pollaky, Private Detectiveby Bryan Kesselman

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Who was the Victorian super-sleuth ‘Paddington’ Pollaky? In reality, he was a contradiction: a man of mystery who tried to keep out of the limelight, while at times he craved recognition and publicity. He was a busybody, a meddler, yet someone whose heart was ultimately in the right place. Newspaper accounts detail his work as a private detective in... more...

  • 'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?'by Spike Milligan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.68

    Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious... more...

  • 'The Scum of the Earth'by Lyndsy Spence

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Before Diana Mitford's disgrace as a social pariah, she was a celebrated member of the Bright Young Things, moving at the centre of 1920s and '30s London high society. She was a muse to many: Helleu painted her, James Lees-Milne worshipped her, Evelyn Waugh dedicated a book to her and Winston Churchill nicknamed her 'Dina-mite'. As the young wife of... more...

  • 'The Scum of the Earth'by Colin Brown

    The History Press 2015; US$ 16.49

    The Scum of the Earth follows the men Wellington called just that from victory at Waterloo to a Regency Britain at war with itself, and explodes some of the myths on the way; such as that the defeat of Napoleon ended the threat of revolution spreading from France. Did the victorious soldiers return to a land fit for heroes? They did not. There was... more...

  • "They Say"by James West Davidson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.95

    Richly researched and deftly written, "They Say" offers a gripping portrait of the young Ida B. Wells, shedding light not only on how one black American defined her own aspirations and her people's freedom, but also on the changing meaning of race in America. Historian James West Davidson captures the breathtaking, often chaotic changes that swept... more...