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 Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne.

Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne.

Fraser, Robert.

David Gascoyne (1916-2001) began as a Surrealist poet. He wrote an account of this movemen...

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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 Half Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy.

Half Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy.

Close, Frank.

Pontecorvo was one of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, and was privy to ma...

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Picture of Heroes and Contemporaries.

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 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 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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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 Grant's Final Victory.

Grant's Final Victory.

Flood, Charles Bracelen.

Ulysses S. Grant lost all his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle. Shortly after he learned ...

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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 Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King.

Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King.

Junor, Penny.

His face is recognised all over the world, and his story is well known. But what is Prince...

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Picture of American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History.

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in US Military History.

Kyle, Chris et al.

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in U.S. Military history. ...

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Picture of American Wife: Love, War, Faith and Renewal.

American Wife: Love, War, Faith and Renewal.

Kyle, Taya.

A remarkable memoir by the widow of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who was killed - not at war, bu...

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Picture of Robert Adam: An Illustrated Life of Robert Adam, 1728-92.

Robert Adam: An Illustrated Life of Robert Adam, 1728-92.

Tames, Richard.

His name is equated with style and elegance. He was more often responsible for renovation,...

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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 Derek Percy: Australian Psycho.

Derek Percy: Australian Psycho.

Whiticker, Alan.

In 1969 the insane Derek Percy abducted and killed a 12-year-old Victorian girl. He was ja...

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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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