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 Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives.

Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives.

Caddick-Adams, Peter.

An authoritative study of these two well-known commanders, it is full of penetrating insig...

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Picture of Parrot and Olivier in America.

Parrot and Olivier in America.

Carey, Peter.

Another great read from the Booker Prize winner. Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traum...

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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 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 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 Sergey Prokofiev Diaries: 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth.

Sergey Prokofiev Diaries: 1907-1914: Prodigious Youth.

Prokofiev, Sergey.

He was a compulsive diarist, and he wrote with a sardonic wit. These entries cover his tim...

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Picture of Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power.

Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power.

Simonetta, Marcello and Arikha, Noga.

Younger brother Lucien Bonaparte was a talented politician, antimonarchist, idealist and r...

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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 Michelangelo: Volume 1: The Achievement of Fame 1475-1534.

Michelangelo: Volume 1: The Achievement of Fame 1475-1534.

Hirst, Michael.

This begins what will be the definitive modern biography of the man and his extraordinary ...

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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 Washington Irving: An American Original.

Washington Irving: An American Original.

Jones, Brian Jay.

A sparkling biography of the first American writer to live by his pen, he is best remember...

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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 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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