Biography

Picture of Meeting the Demands of Reason: The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov.

Meeting the Demands of Reason: The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov.

Bergman, Jay.

As well as being a physicist, dissident, and human rights activist, he was awarded the Nob...

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Picture of John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star.

John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star.

Croall, Jonathan.

His career spanned 67 years and he was widely acclaimed as the finest classical actor of t...

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Picture of The Second I Saw You: The True Love Story of Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner.

The Second I Saw You: The True Love Story of Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner.

Beckett, Lorna C.

A significant addition to Brooke studies as it reveals insights into his life and personal...

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Picture of The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting and How to Make a Star.

The Boy Who Played with Fusion: Extreme Science, Extreme Parenting and How to Make a Star.

Clynes, Tom.

One reviewer said: `Imagine if cartoon whiz-kid Jimmy Neutron were real and had a brainchi...

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Picture of The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin.

The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin.

Bradford, Richard.

This draws on letters, manuscripts, and interviews to offer rare glimpses into these two c...

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Picture of The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace.

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace.

Brands, H W.

Grant was a popular and victorious commander, a genius in battle, and strong president. Th...

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Picture of William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire.

William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire.

Gauci, Perry.

His was one of the most remarkable lives of the 18th century. He grew up in Jamaica, where...

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Picture of Robin Darwin: Visonary Educator and Painter.

Robin Darwin: Visonary Educator and Painter.

Goodden, Henrietta.

This entertaining biography of the eccentric, famously short-fused descendant of Charles D...

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Sleeping Arrangements.

Cunningham, Laura Shaine .

This is Cunningham’s memoir of her unorthodox childhood in the Bronx. She runs wild with ...

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Picture of The Red Earl: The Extraordinary Life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon.

The Red Earl: The Extraordinary Life of the 16th Earl of Huntingdon.

Hastings, Selina.

Tells how her Jack Hasting infuriated his ultra-conservative parents by becoming an artist...

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Picture of Soundscapes: A Musician's Journey Through Life and Death.

Soundscapes: A Musician's Journey Through Life and Death.

Robertson, Paul.

The renowned violinist endured a lengthy operation to repair a ruptured aorta. He was unde...

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Picture of Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva.

Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva.

Sullivan, Rosemary.

Sullivan weaves the major events of the Stalinist regime into her biography. Purges, colle...

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Picture of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.

Kidder, Tracy.

The central character of this marvelous book (this is the young adult adaption) is one of ...

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Picture of Turning: A Swimming Memoir.

Turning: A Swimming Memoir.

Lee, Jessica J.

This has a bit of everything: travelogue, environmental history, memoir, personal reckonin...

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Picture of Outlaw Biker: My Life at Full Throttle.

Outlaw Biker: My Life at Full Throttle.

Hayes, Richard 'Deadeye' and Gardner, Mary.

He stole a machine gun before he was seven and lost an eye when he was shot in the face by...

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Picture of The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc.

The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc.

Taylor, Larissa Juliet.

Her time on the stage of history was short, but 600 years later she is still remembered. W...

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Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr.

Jenkins, Lyndsey.

Provides a broad-brush portrayal of a woman from an influential family, and, at its core, ...

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Picture of Being Armani: A Biography.

Being Armani: A Biography.

Molho, Renata.

Giorgio Armani is one of the world’s best-known fashion designers for both men and women. ...

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Picture of Plutarch's Lives Volume II: The Dryden Translation, Edited with Preface by Arthur Hugh Clough.

Plutarch's Lives Volume II: The Dryden Translation, Edited with Preface by Arthur Hugh Clough.

Plutarch.

Plutarch, regarded as the first modern biographer, is distinguished from his predecessors ...

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Picture of Under Our Skin: A White Family's Journey through South Africa's Darkest Years.

Under Our Skin: A White Family's Journey through South Africa's Darkest Years.

McRae, Donald.

Full of the sounds and smells of an African childhood during the 1970s and 1980s, this eng...

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Picture of Kate: A Biography.

Kate: A Biography.

Moody, Marcia.

Kate was the first person in over 350 years without aristocratic blood to marry an heir to...

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Picture of Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poet and Revolutionary.

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poet and Revolutionary.

Mulhallen, Jacqueline.

Shelley had revolutionary political ideas for his time, despite being born into the aristo...

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A Drake at the Door.

Tangye, Derek.

Originally written in the early 60s, the third title in the Minack Chronicles, tells the s...

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Picture of A Curious Friendship: The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing.

A Curious Friendship: The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing.

Thomasson, Anna.

Thomasson brings out Edith's and Rex's complex personalities and compassionately exposes t...

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