Biography

Picture of The Best Hated Man in Australia: The Life and Death of Percy Brookfield 1875-1921.

The Best Hated Man in Australia: The Life and Death of Percy Brookfield 1875-1921.

Adams, Paul Robert.

Adams analyses the brief but turbulent career of Percy Brookfield in trade unionism and ra...

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Picture of Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: The Life and Work of Joseph Rotblat.

Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: The Life and Work of Joseph Rotblat.

Brown, Andrew.

Draws on Rotblat's private papers to describe how he overcame a boyhood scarred by WWI, an...

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Picture of Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.

Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.

Carroll, Rory.

Tells the inside story of Chavez's life and his political court in Caracas. It chronicles ...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Honore De Balzac.

Brief Lives: Honore De Balzac.

Carter, David.

A short, authoritative biography of 'one of literature's great workaholics', who was perpe...

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Picture of Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali.

Caws, Mary Ann.

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domènech, Marquis of Púbol, was one of the best kno...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert.

Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert.

Brown, Andrew.

Gustave Flaubert is one of the most famous French authors of modern times. During his life...

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Heroes and Contemporaries.

Aitken, Jonathan.

Aitken spent 23 years in the House of Commons and Cabinet, and became close to some of the...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Stendhal.

Brief Lives: Stendhal.

Brown, Andrew.

Stendhal was the pseudonym of Henri Beyle and is celebrated today as an originator of the ...

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Picture of When Money Was In Fashion: Henry Goldman, Goldman Sachs, and the Founding of Wall Street.

When Money Was In Fashion: Henry Goldman, Goldman Sachs, and the Founding of Wall Street.

Fisher, June Breton.

A beautifully written and quietly revealing biography, it provides a discreetly unflinchin...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud.

Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud.

Carter, David.

Traces the life of this iconic figure from his origins as the gifted first of 8 children o...

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Picture of James Joyce.

James Joyce.

Gibson, Andrew.

In this radical reappraisal of Joyce's life and writings the author firmly resituates both...

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Picture of Lord Berners: Composer, Writer, Painter.

Lord Berners: Composer, Writer, Painter.

Dickinson, Peter.

This study is based on interviews with leading figures and contemporaries who knew him. Th...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Alexander Pushkin.

Brief Lives: Alexander Pushkin.

Chandler, Robert.

Pushkin is Russia's greatest poet, with a prodigious output. He also experimented with oth...

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Picture of Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949.

Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949.

Lessing, Doris.

A vividly written memoir by the Nobel Prize-winner she describes the growth of her conscio...

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Poetic Lives: Coleridge.

Hahn, Daniel.

This short, authoritative biography is illustrated with extracts from his work. It examine...

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Poetic Lives: Shelley.

Hahn, Daniel.

A brief but brilliant portrait of the outlandish genius who published Gothic horror novele...

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Picture of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster the Creators of Superman.

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster the Creators of Superman.

Ricca, Brad.

They created one of the most popular fictional characters of the 20th century. For decades...

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Picture of Brief Lives: Henry James.

Brief Lives: Henry James.

Hutchison, Hazel.

A good little biography which affords a fresh glimpse into the life and work of this liter...

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Picture of Il Duce and His Women.

Il Duce and His Women.

Olla, Roberto.

An intriguing account of Mussolini's private life with a particular focus on his renowned ...

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Picture of Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation.

Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation.

Lycett, Andrew.

A colourful portrait of the witty, friendly, brilliant and sensual man, one of Victorian E...

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Picture of Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love.

Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love.

Maier, Thomas.

An intimate and engaging biography of the unlikely couple who studied sex in a scientific ...

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Picture of W. B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters.

W. B. Yeats and George Yeats: The Letters.

Saddlemyer, Ann (ed.).

The effect of reading the whole correspondence here between George Years and her husband i...

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Picture of Charles Dickens at Home.

Charles Dickens at Home.

Macaskill, Hilary.

An Illustrated guide to the many places where Dickens lived, from his birthplace in Portsm...

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Picture of A Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes.

A Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes.

Miller, Louise.

Flora Sandes was an Englishwoman who enlisted in the Serbian Army in World War I. She had ...

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