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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The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years.

Califano, Joseph A.

An intimate look at political Washington by the man who was LBJ's top domestic policy aide...

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Picture of E. E. Cummings: A Life.

E. E. Cummings: A Life.

Cheever, Susan.

A rich and illuminating biography of the controversial poet. A blissful golden childhood s...

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Picture of Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant.

Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant.

Borman, Tracy.

An elegantly written and deeply researched biography of this mostly controversial figure o...

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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 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 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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Mozart.

Johnson, Paul.

Charts the musical genius's life from age three through his childhood as a touring prodigy...

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Picture of Alexander Hamilton: Ambivalent Anglophile.

Alexander Hamilton: Ambivalent Anglophile.

Kaplan, Lawrence S.

Everyone will be wanting to read his biography since the Broadway musical Hamilton

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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 George Orwell: English Rebel.

George Orwell: English Rebel.

Colls, Robert.

This new biography published by OUP shows Orwell to be an intellectual who hated itellectu...

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Picture of Glorious War: The Civil War Adventures of George Armstrong Custer.

Glorious War: The Civil War Adventures of George Armstrong Custer.

Hatch, Thom.

Custer will always be remembered for his defeat at Little Bighorn, and has been cast as a ...

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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 John Keats: A New Life.

John Keats: A New Life.

Roe, Nicholas.

Presents a fresh look at the popular romantic poet - restless, pugnacious and sexually adv...

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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 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 Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life.

Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life.

Weintraub, Stanley.

FDR had an unparralleled public career. At 31 he was '…an uncompromising patrician playboy...

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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 Norman Mailer: A Double Life.

Norman Mailer: A Double Life.

Lennon, J Michael.

Norman Mailer lived a big, brash, bawdy, belligerent life. This superb biography captures ...

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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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