Biographies & Memoirs

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Hitler's Insanity: A Conspiracy of Silence
Andrew Norman
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The aim of the author is to discover what light Hitler's associates were able to shed on the personality and modus operandi of the Fuhrer, and to determine the extent to which they (and indeed, Hitler himself) realized that their leader was insane.


Never Wars: The Us War Plans to Invade the World
Blaine L. Pardoe
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The remarkable stories of the wars that the US planned but that never saw the light of day


Untold Valor: The Second World War in the Pacific
Rob Morris
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Rob Morris spent three years interviewing veterans of the war in the Pacific, focusing on men who had undergone extreme combat, imprisonment, or sinking. Each chapter tells the reader, through the eyes of one to three survivors, what is was like to live through some of the greatest challenges of the Pacific War. From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima.


Voices of Colditz: The YMCA Notebook  from Oflag Ivc
Peter Clay
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After 70 years in a drawer a battered log book reveals its secrets through over a 100 hand-written stories. In 1942, two officers in Colditz passed a blank hard-cover book among their fellow officers, so that as many as possible could write their own accounts, to be printed after the war ended. Fascinating stories and a few sketches are the result.


Born to Rewild: Triumphs of a Now Fearless Woman
Manda Kalimian, Dr. Simon Mills, Simon Mills
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When Manda Kalimian began her mission to help America's wild horses-through rewilding-to regain their rightful place as a native species of the open plains, little did she know the challenges ahead would redefine everything she understood about who she thought she was. Born to Rewild follows Manda as ...


King George V
Kenneth Rose
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This profile of one of the most popular sovereigns of recent British history chronicles his uninspired early life and his development into a competent and principled monarch.


The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe
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A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test`What is it' asks Tom Wolfe, `that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance?


Hitch 22: A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens
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Ten years since the death of the world-renowned and controversial intellectual, this stylish edition is one of twelve commemorating Christopher Hitchens' most wry and provocative works.


Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector
Benjamin Moser
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That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf, Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers. This title tells how this precocious girl, through long exile abroad and difficult personal struggles, matured into a great writer.


Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things that Matter
Diana Athill
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A sequel to the Costa Award-winning Somewhere Towards the End: a rich, humorous and intelligent consideration of growing old and what really matters in the end.


Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
Matthew Parris
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Matthew Parris, presenter of Great Lives on BBC Radio 4, explores the surprising connection between trauma and greatness through vivid case histories.


The Child that Books Built: 'A memoir about how and why we read as children.' NICK HORNBY
Francis Spufford
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'Anyone who reads or ever read children's books - read this. It's a joy.' Irish Times 'Exhilarating.' New York Times Book Review 'Sublime.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times ** An Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian and Irish Times Book of the Year.


Member of the Family: Manson, Murder and Me
Dianne Lake
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Following the recent death of Charles Manson - the leader of the sinister 60s cult - Dianne Lake reveals the true story of life with Manson and his `family', who became notorious for a series of shocking murders during the summer of 1969.


Bucking the Trend
Chris Rogers
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Most Australian Test players do things a certain way. Get into the Australian cricket pathway early. Go to the Academy. Win favour with senior players. Think long-term about your career at a young age. Think first of attack, and leave defence as a last resort. Do things the Australian way, never mind ...


Unpopular Culture
Guvna B
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Guvna B, one of the UK's biggest Christian rap artists, shares his own story and testimony and helps young people to rediscover their purpose, live out their faith, and transform the world


Where the Past Begins: Memory and Imagination
Amy Tan
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From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.


Life is More Beautiful Than Paradise: A Jihadist's Own Story
Khaled Al-Berry
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In 1986, when this autobiography opens, the author is a typical fourteen-year-old boy in Asyut in Upper Egypt. Attracted at first by the image of a radical Islamist group as “strong Muslims,” his involvement develops until he finds himself deeply committed to its beliefs and implicated in its activities. ...


Lucky Child, A: Memoir of Auschwitz
Thomas Buergenthal
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Thomas Buergenthal is unique. Liberated from the death camps of Auschwitz at the age of eleven, in adulthood he became a judge at the International Court in The Hague. In his honest and heartfelt memoirs, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey - from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation ...


Burning Man: The Ascent of DH Lawrence
Frances Wilson
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**LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2021**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE 2021**
**SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZE**
**FINALIST FOR THE 2022 PLUTARCH AWARD**

D. H. Lawrence is no longer censored, but he is still on trial - and the jury is still out on the ...


Kiss Myself Goodbye: The Many Lives of Aunt Munca
Ferdinand Mount
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'Grimly funny and superbly written, with a twist on every page' - Hilary Mantel

'Delightfully compulsive and unforgettably original' - Hadley Freeman

'Wonderful, funny and wise' - Kate Summerscale

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE 2021
A SUNDAY TIMES, TLS, SPECTATOR AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE ...

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