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 Dickens and Massachusetts: The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits.

Dickens and Massachusetts: The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits.

Archibald, Diana C. and Brattin Joel J. (eds.).

Although Charles Dickens saw a lot he disliked in America, he enjoyed both his visits (25 ...

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Report from the Interior.

Auster, Paul.

Moves from Auster's baby's-eye view of the man in the moon to his childhood worship of the...

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Updike.

Begley, Adam.

Jphn Updike was the author of numerous works, including the Rabbit tetralogy and the Witch...

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Picture of A Fine Romance.

A Fine Romance.

Bergen, Candice.

Candice’s memoir charts the story of the three loves in her life, from her unconventional ...

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Picture of Le Corbusier, Homme De Lettres.

Le Corbusier, Homme De Lettres.

Boyer, M.Christine.

On his French Identity Card, Le Corbusier listed his profession as ‘Homme de Lettres.’ He ...

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Picture of Madam Ataturk: A Biography.

Madam Ataturk: A Biography.

Calislar, Ypek.

Latife Hanim was the one and only wife of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. She was a multilingual in...

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Picture of Madame de Pompadour: Sex, Culture and Power.

Madame de Pompadour: Sex, Culture and Power.

Crosland, Margaret.

She was an attractive royal mistress, intelligent and imaginative. She did not enjoy sex, ...

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Picture of Wellington's Dearest Georgy: The Life and Loves of Lady Georgiana Lennox.

Wellington's Dearest Georgy: The Life and Loves of Lady Georgiana Lennox.

Crossland, Alice Marie.

Her friendship with the Duke of Wellington lasted from her teens for forty-six years. Thei...

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Picture of The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure.

The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure.

Davis, Deborah.

This little-known road trip took place in 1963. Warhol and a group of friends drove from N...

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Picture of Being Berlusconi: The Rise and Fall from Cosa Nostra to Bunga Bunga.

Being Berlusconi: The Rise and Fall from Cosa Nostra to Bunga Bunga.

Day, Michael.

The first account to fully document the rise and fall of Italy’s former prime minister. Si...

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Picture of Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

Dickens, Charles.

Grimaldi was one of the greatest clown and pantomime artists of his day, yet he died a poo...

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Picture of The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 3: 1926-1927.

The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 3: 1926-1927.

Eliot, Valerie and Haffenden, John (eds.).

In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age...

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Picture of Moses Mendelssohn: Sage of Modernity.

Moses Mendelssohn: Sage of Modernity.

Feiner, Shmuel.

He was the most influential Jewish philosopher of the 18th and 19th centuries and a Berli...

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Picture of Kissinger: Volume 1: 1923-1968: The Idealist.

Kissinger: Volume 1: 1923-1968: The Idealist.

Ferguson, Niall.

A Jewish refugee of Hitler’s Germany who made it to the White House, Henry Kissinger was a...

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Picture of Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW: The Conjuror on the Kwai.

Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW: The Conjuror on the Kwai.

Fyans, Peter.

Fergus Anckorn was conscripted in 1939 and his regiment was posted to Singapore at the 11t...

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Picture of Colette's France: Her Lives, Her Loves.

Colette's France: Her Lives, Her Loves.

Gilmour, Jane.

I was first introduced to Colette’s Cheri

and The Last of Cheri

when I was in ...

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Picture of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley.

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley.

Gordon, Charlotte.

In 1797, less than two weeks after giving birth to her second daughter, Mary, Mary Wollsto...

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Picture of Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos.

Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos.

Hardy, Ed and Selvin, Joel.

Ed Hardy inspired an artistic revolution when he spearheaded the tattoo renaissance in Ame...

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Picture of Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance.

Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance.

Hay, Daisy.

They were an unlikely couple. Mary Anne was 12 years older than Benjamin. Daughter of a sa...

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Picture of Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts.

Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts.

Heller, Caroline.

She has written a dual memoir of her parents’ lives and her own. Her parents met in a circ...

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Picture of Ted and I: A Brother's Memoir.

Ted and I: A Brother's Memoir.

Hughes, Gerald.

A genial and touching memoir of the close bond the brothers shared, it includes a foreword...

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Picture of Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life.

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life.

Lee, Hermione.

She won many awards and prizes, but she did not begin her writing until she was nearly 60....

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Picture of Flying Scot: An Airman's Story.

Flying Scot: An Airman's Story.

Mackie, Alastair.

He began his career flying Wellington bombers over the North African desert, was involved ...

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