Biography

Picture of In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary.

In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary.

Lessing, Doris.

Her essay penetrates the nature of the ordinary working-class Londoner. Shrewd and unsenti...

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The English Opium Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey.

Morrison, Robert.

Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) wrote Confessions of an English Opium Eater

, the first...

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Theodor Seuss Geisel.

Pease, Donald E.

Dr Seuss's infectious rhymes, fanciful creatures, and roundabout plots not only changed th...

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Osama Bin Laden.

Scheuer, Michael.

The author was chief of the CIA's bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999 and remained a countert...

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Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down.

Baldwin, Rosecrans.

He had always dreamed of living in Paris and doing French things with French people. He to...

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Coco Chanel.

Simon, Linda.

You immediately think of her signature scent of No. 5 and the sophisticated glamour of a l...

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The One: The Life and Music Of James Brown.

Smith, R.J.

James Brown 'The Godfather of Soul' was 'an entrepreneur, a civil rights activist and the ...

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Outrageous Fortune.

Maslen-Jones, Bob.

The story of the author's call to arms and his development from young, ambitious army offi...

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The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story: Life, Countdown and Everything in Between.

Meldrum, Ian.

Ian 'Molly' Meldrum has been the single most important person in the Australian pop indust...

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Elizabeth Taylor.

Dixon, Kathryn.

Profusely illustrated it tells the story of the life of the famous, talented, and much-mar...

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Washington: Lessons in Leadership.

Carbone, Gerald M.

A brisk and insightful biography which focuses on Washington's military experiences, judge...

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Lentil As Anything: Everybody Deserves a Place at the Table.

Fernando, Shanaka and Hill, Greg.

The author is the founder of the Lentil As Anything

community restaurants in Melbour...

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Picture of Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist.

Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist.

Fraser, Gordon.

A biography of an extraordinary man, the physicist Abdus Salam who was born in the Punjab,...

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Gough Whitlam: His Time.

Hocking, Jenny.

Australia's twenty-first prime minister modernised Australia with a dramatic reform agenda...

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The Diamond Queen: Elizabeth II and Her People.

Marr, Andrew.

He looks at what the Queen actually does, how she does it and how she has modernised the m...

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The World from Down Under: A Chat with Recent History.

Negus, George.

The respected Aussie journalist has travelled the world, meeting and interviewing extraord...

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The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects.

Tingey, John.

Willie Reginald Bray died early aged 60. He had a zest for life, a great sense of humour a...

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Grant.

Mosier, John.

A title in the 'Great Generals' series it is a concise portrait of the General whose strat...

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Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California.

Orfalea, Gregory.

Beginning with Serra's boyhood on the island of Mallorca this is the captivating story of ...

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