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

Tracy Borman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Cromwell has long been reviled as a Machiavellian schemer who stopped at nothing in his quest for power. As Henry VIIIs right-hand man, Cromwell was the architect of the English Reformation, secured Henrys divorce from Catherine of Aragon and plotted the downfall of Anne Boleyn,...
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The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words

Raymond Chandler · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandlers life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry...
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Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain

James P Lenfestey · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 217
Format: Print book

Born and raised with the kind of expectations that often accompany privilege, Jim Lenfestey approached his thirtieth birthday in a state of acute anxiety. A young family and a demanding work life on one hand, and a burgeoning love for poetry on the other.When an independent bookseller discerns...
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The Man Who Would Not Be Washington: Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision That Changed American History

Jonathan Horn · Scribner
Pages: 369
Format: Book

The riveting true story of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington's family but turned by war against Washington's crowning achievement, the Union.On the eve of the Civil War, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes of leaders...
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W. E. B. Du Bois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line

Bill V. Mullen · Pluto Press (UK)
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Born just five years after the abolition of slavery, W. E. B. Du Bois died the night before Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. In the many decades between, Du Bois contributed as much to the political and social advancement of African Americans as any other...
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Mozos: A Decade Running with the Bulls of Spain

Bill Hillmann · Curbside Splendor Publishing
Format: Print book

One of the biggest, most memorable travel stories of the year.-CNNHillmann is one of the last and most serious Hemingwayites.-Cuarto Poder SpainColorful and evocative...-Washington PostHillmann is the best young runner from the United States.-LA TimesA choose your own adventure story like...
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The Jaguar Man

Lara Naughton · Central Recovery Press
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

What happens when one harrowing incident changes your life, splitting it between before and now? On the fourth day of what Lara Naughton thought would be two weeks of bliss in Belize, she was kidnapped by a man pretending to be a cabdriver, held in the tropical forest, and raped. In the depths...
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The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Boris Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth...
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Hannibal: A Hellenistic Life

Eve MacDonald · Yale University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Hannibal lived a life of incredible feats of daring and survival, massive military engagements, and ultimate defeat. A citizen of Carthage and military commander in Punic Spain, he famously marched his war elephants and huge army over the Alps into Rome's own heartland to fight the Second...
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A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer

Scott Andrew Selby · Berkley Caliber
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

As the Nazi war machine caused death and destruction throughout Europe, one man in the Fatherland began his own reign of terror.This is the true story of the pursuit and capture of a serial killer in the heart of the Third Reich. For all appearances, Paul Ogorzow was a model German. An employed...
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The Extraordinary Life of Rebecca West

Lorna Gibb · Pgw
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Rebecca West was a leading figure in the twentieth century literary scene. A passionate suffragist, socialist, fiercely intelligent, Rebecca West began her career as a writer with articles in The Freewoman and The Clarion. Her first book, a biography of Henry James, was published when she was only...
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The Long Shadow of the Little Giant: The Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes

Simon Spillett · Equinox Publishing
Pages: 377
Format: Print book

Forty years have elapsed since the death of the British jazz legend Tubby Hayes and yet his story still continues to captivate. Beginning as a precociously talented teenage saxophonist, he took first the local and then the international jazz scene by storm, displaying gifts equal to the finest...
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Trials of Passion: Crimes Committed in the Name of Love and Madness

Lisa Appignanesi · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Using sensational crimes committed in America, Britain, and France, this dramatic narrative takes madness and passion into the courts and puts these provocative themes on trial. A journey into the heart of dark passions and the crimes they impel, and their trial by daylight and doctors....
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