Biographies & Memoirs

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Jonathan Swift
John Stubbs
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A rich and riveting portrait of the man behindGulliver s Travels, by a vivid, ardent, and engaging author New York Times Book Review)."

Caroline Moorehead
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The first major biography of legendary war correspondent Martha Gellhorn casts "a vivid spotlight on one of the most undercelebrated women of the 20th century" (Entertainment Weekly) Martha Gellhorn's heroic career as a reporter brought her to the front lines of virtually every significant international ...

Living With Eagles: Marcus Morris, Priest and Publisher
Jan Hallwood, Sally Morris
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The biography of the founder and editor of 'Eagle' magazine, read by millions throughout the 1950s and '60s. A radical priest and lover of good living as well as a journalist and publisher, Morris's life makes fascinating reading.

The Life of William Nicholson, 1753-1815: A Memoir of Enlightenment, Commerce, Politics, Arts and Science

Sybil Thorndike: A Star Of Life
Jonathan Croall
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Outside the theatrical profession Sybil Thorndike is no longer the household name she once was; she has become a historical figure. Yet her combative, inspiring life, her passionate concern for the state of the world as well as for her art, resonates with any age. This book tells her story.

The Mighty Franks: A Memoir
Michael Frank
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A story at once extremely strange and entirely familiar - about families, innocence, art and love. This hugely enjoyable, totally unforgettable memoir is a classic in the making.

It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree
A.J. Jacobs
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The story of one man, a DIY DNA test and a family reunion. Guest list? Everyone.

Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War
Kayla Williams
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When SPC Kayla Williams and SGT Brian McGough met at a mountain outpost in Iraq in 2003, only their verbal sparring could have betrayed a hint of attraction. Neither could have predicted the sequence of events that would shape their lives.

Exclusive!: The Last Days of Fleet Street - My Part in its Downfall
Maurice Chittenden
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A rip-roaring memoir packed with salacious anecdotes by one of Fleet Street's most infamous journalists of the past half century.

Pour me a life
A A Gill
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Serialized in Esquire, A.A. Gill's Pour Me a Life is a riveting meditation on the author's alcoholism, seen through the lens of the memories that remain, and the transformative moments that saved him from a lifelong addiction and early death. "Pour Me a Life is an unapologetically honest, raw, and often ...

Fighting for the Empire: An Irish Doctor's Adventures Through Imperial Campaigns and Two World Wars
David Worsfold
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The story of a remarkable Irishman who served the British Empire for almost fifty years. His extraordinary military career took in countless conflicts, two World Wars, acts of heroism and encounters with royalty. Containing Kelly's personal photographs this is a fascinating look at individual bravery and the closing years of the British Empire.

I am Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils
Lt. Col. Robert Brown USAR (Ret.)
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Robert K. Brown, former Green Beret, after a bizarre military career that succeeded in getting him kicked out of Special Forces not once but twice, and completing the Command and General Staff College without a security clearance, while meantime being wounded in Nam, finally found his true calling as a publisher.

Dark Man: Australia'S First Serial Killer
Jason Foster
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The Dark Man is the amazing true story of one of Australia's first serial killers, who kept the colony of New South Wales in the grip of fear as the police ruthlessly hunted their man.

The Charles Family's War: A Gripping Story of Twin Brothers During World War II
Alan Fewster
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Edwin Llewellyn Charles was a slim, handsome youth, but Terence John, his brother, was beautiful and he knew it. Technically, the boys were twins, but their personalities could not have been more different.

So begins this sweeping true story of a fractured but close-knit Australian family during World ...

To Reach the Clouds: The Walk film tie in
Philippe Petit
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One night in 1974, Philippe Petit secretly - and illegally - rigged a tightrope between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. At daybreak, he gave the high-wire performance of all time, making eight crossings over the course of an hour. This memoir tells the story of how he conspired, connived, improvised, and insisted his way to this coup.

An Impatient Life: A Memoir
Daniel Bensaid
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The turbulent story of the radical Left in the eloquent words of one of its foremost leaders

Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History
Lynn McDonald
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Concise historical introduction to Florence Nightingale and her continuing influence on the world and how we see it.

A Voyage to War: An Englishman's Account of Hong Kong from 1936 - 41
Hugh Dulley
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A unique firsthand account of pre-war life in Hong Kong.The book provides an analysis of the war in Europe, the Chinese and Japanese conflict in the 1930s and the United States position in the Far East and argues that the invasion should never have taken place.

Common Ground: A Political Life
Justin Trudeau
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