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Voices from the Past

by Paul Alexander Bartlett Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Voices from the Past consists of five finely crafted, lyrical novels that portray the inner lives of five extraordinary people: Sappho’s Journal (which includes a preface by Sappho scholar and translator Willis...

The World Jewish Congress During the Holocaust

by Zohar Segev De Gruyter (January 30, 2018)

Drawing on hitherto neglected archival materials, Zohar Segev sheds new light on the policy of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) during the Holocaust. Contrary to popular belief, he can show that there was an...

The Worst Journey in the World

by Apsley Cherry-Garrard Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

In 1910 famous explorer Robert Falcon Scott led the Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole. The expedition was part scientific and part adventure: Scott wanted to be the first to reach the pole.

The expedition...

Marie Curie

by 50MINUTES.Com (May 30, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...

Running on Two Different Tracks

by Eileen Stukane shebooks (August 13, 2015)

Every woman who waited to have a child will understand this story. Eileen Stukane’s determination to become a mother led her to adoption. When agencies said she was “too old,” she found a country that...

Unbeatable Mind

by Maya Yoshida HarperCollins (May 17, 2018)

‘Resilience can give you strength to keep moving forwards when you are caught in the rain or a storm, and keep you continuing on your journey through life. And it is a strength which resides in everyone.’...

Personal Copy

by Ray Gosling Five Leaves Publications (February 20, 2014)

We'd a lot of fun in those tumbledown days. Hippies playing at being parish priests. Personal Copy is Ray Gosling's memoir of the 1950s. He writes about building and losing a youth centre in Leicester, trying...

Remembering Colin Ward

by Ross Bradshaw, Ben Ward & Harriet Ward Five Leaves Publications (August 29, 2013)

Colin Ward was an anarchist, a writer, an educator and an environmentalist. His books include "Anarchy in Action" and many others, primarily on social history, childhood, housing and the informal landscape....

Tipu Sultan

by Estefania Wenger Alpha Editions (January 01, 2017)

Tipu Sultan was a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore renowned for his bravery in the wars against the British East India Company. Well known for his valor and courage, he is regarded as the first freedom fighter...

Issac Newton

by Estefania Wenger Alpha Editions (October 01, 2016)

Sir Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. This book...

Bruce Lee

by Zofia Stone Alpha Editions (October 01, 2016)

Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor and filmmaker known for movies like 'Fists of Fury' and 'Enter the Dragon,' and the technique Jeet Kune Do. This book gives an account of his life, career in Martial...

Abraham Lincoln

by Zofia Stone Alpha Editions (October 01, 2016)

Abraham Lincoln, an American politician and lawyer was the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional,...

Joan of Arc

by Estefania Wenger Alpha Editions (October 01, 2016)

Joan of Arc , considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint. She was captured at Compiègne by the Burgundian...

Genghis Khan

by Zofia Stone Alpha Editions (February 01, 2017)

Genghis Khan, was the founder of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death. In this book the reader will learn all about his life right from his childhood to his...

50 Great Military Leaders of All Time

by Jann Tibbetts Alpha Editions (September 01, 2016)

Throughout history we have had leaders and followers. Naturally one cannot work without the other, but most if not all of the time, history remembers the leaders, the revolutionaries, erstwhile the followers...

The Men Who Served Jammu & Kashmir

by Dr. S S Bloeria VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (May 01, 2016)

This book is about the individual achievements of a handful of officers of the state and, through their deeds, hardships and sacrifices, an attempt to portray the stirring tale of the rebuilding of the administrative...

The Democratic Soldier

by William J. Phalen VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (January 01, 2016)

By definition, a mercenary is a person who fights for personal gain or money instead of fighting for the ideological interests of a country. Since this individual also could serve in several foreign army’s,...

Adolf Hitler

by Ileen Bear Alpha Editions (September 01, 2016)

Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He initiated World War II and oversaw fascist policies that resulted in millions of deaths. He is probably the most hated and admired personality...

Art of Generalship

by Lt Gen K K Khanna (Retd) VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (January 01, 2015)

History has thrilling accounts of brilliant Generals leading small armies to defeat huge forces of their opponents. Better the Generalship, greater the victories. The Indian Army too has produced many great...

Counting Steps

by Mark Charlton Cinnamon Press (October 29, 2013)

A journey through landscape and fatherhood. Mark Charlton’s debut collection of creative nonfiction captures one man’s astonished journey into fatherhood. As well as the author’s own experiences as a parent,...

Black Klansman

by Ron Stallworth Flatiron Books (June 05, 2018)

The extraordinary true story and basis for the major motion picture BlacKkKlansman, written and directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele, and starring John David Washington and Adam Driver.

When detective...

What Truth Sounds Like

by Michael Eric Dyson St. Martin's Press (June 05, 2018)



A stunning follow up to New York Times bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop

The Washington Post: "Passionately...

The Saint and the Psychopath

by Al Quinn Grosvenor House Publishing (March 29, 2018)

The private life, love and the ultimate betrayal of Jann L M Bailey founder and executive director of the Kamloops Art gallery (1987-2015). A wonderful journey with a tragic end as told by her husband and life-soul...

Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth

by Ian Nathan & Andy Serkis HarperCollins (May 03, 2018)

The definitive history of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From...

The Shadow Emperor

by Alan Strauss-Schom St. Martin's Press (May 29, 2018)

A breakout biography of Louis-Napoleon III, whose controversial achievements have polarized historians.

Considered one of the pre-eminent Napoleon Bonaparte experts, Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian Alan Strauss-Schom...

The Last Blues Preacher

by Zach Mills Fortress Press (May 01, 2018)

Born in 1925 into a life of sharecropping in Brownsville, Tennessee, Clay Evans was desperate to escape life working for the descendants of plantation owners. At night, he listened to jazz musicians like Cab...

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Other Writings

by Benjamin Franklin, E. Boyd Smith & Frank Woodworth Pine Canterbury Classics (April 03, 2018)

Explore the memoirs of one of the most inventive Americans in history.

A fascinating and unconventionally educated man, Benjamin Franklin imparts—in his own words—wisdom and remarkable life lessons on the...

Walden and Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau Canterbury Classics (May 01, 2014)

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.”--Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience


The oft-quoted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for two works: Walden...

Kings & Queens of Great Britain: Every Question Answered

by David Soud Thunder Bay Press (September 01, 2014)

From the House of Wessex to the House of Windsor, follow the pageant of personalities that have made Great Britain what it is today.

Fascinating biographies of the British monarchs from the time of Roman Brittania...

Presidents: Every Question Answered

by Carter Smith Thunder Bay Press (May 01, 2018)

From George Washington to Barack Obama, an entertaining and educational overview of our nation’s chief executives.

The highest office of our country has been a challenging one to occupy, from the times of a...

Masala Mamas

by Elana Sztokman Panoma Press (April 11, 2018)

In the Kalwa slum in Mumbai, India, where harsh conditions make it difficult for some children to study, an amazing group of women is working to make sure that kids go to school. Meet the Masala Mamas, 16 women...

The O'Rahilly

by Aodogan O'Rahilly The Lilliput Press (January 22, 2016)

The only leader of the 1916 Rising to be killed in action, Michael O'Rahilly died in a Dublin laneway after leading a charge against a British barricade in Moore Street. A letter to his wife, written during...

Constance Markievicz

by Anne Haverty The Lilliput Press (May 29, 2016)

"Haverty's book remains a classic in Irish biography, and a rollicking good read."- Lauren Arrington, The Irish Times.

Since its first publication Anne Haverty's biography has been recognized as a landmark...

Paul VI

by Michael Collins Liturgical Press (April 01, 2018)

Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered as a reformer,...

Lessons in Leadership

by John R. Deane Jr. & Jack C. Mason The University Press of Kentucky (April 30, 2018)

John R. Deane Jr. (1919--2013) was born with all the advantages a man needs to succeed in a career in the US Army, and he capitalized on his many opportunities in spectacular fashion. The son of one of George...

Tears and Smiles, Years and Miles

by Anne Cain Melrose Books (April 19, 2018)

I am 59, quadriplegic with a strong family network: my husband John, two daughters Joanna and Charlotte (whose personal poems appear in this book) and not forgetting my parents who have done their utmost to...

The Inferno

by August Strindberg Standard Ebooks (March 21, 2018)

The narrator of The Inferno?—ostensibly August Strindberg himself?—has not had an easy recent past, and a move to Paris is not helping. As his mania overtakes his ability to function in the society of artists,...


by Henry David Thoreau Ticknor and Fields: Boston (February 16, 2018)

Walden is one of the more famous transcendentalist tracts in modern American literature. First published in 1854, Walden is an account of Thoreau’s famous experiment in solitude: spending over two years alone...


by Yusra Mardini St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

The inspiring story of how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning—and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer.

When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she...

Madame Claude

by William Stadiem St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

The life of Madame Claude, the brilliant and complicated and utterly amoral woman behind the most glamorous and successful escort service in the world.

In post-WWII Paris, Madame Claude ran the most exclusive...

Birds of a Feather

by Lorin Lindner St. Martin's Press (May 15, 2018)

"This true story will twist your heart like a sponge and renew your faith in the world." —Lee Woodruff, co-author with Bob Woodruff of the New York Times bestseller In an Instant

"A heartwarming book." —...


by Dave Itzkoff Henry Holt and Co. (May 15, 2018)

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.

From his rapid-fire stand-up...

Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

by Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince Blood Moon Productions (May 01, 2018)

This is history’s first comprehensive, unauthorized overview of the greatest mother-daughter act in showbiz history, Debbie Reynolds (“hard as nails and with more balls than any five guys I know”) and...

Siya Kolisi

by Jeremy Daniel Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

This is a moving story of the rise to fame from humble beginnings of one of South Africa’s most popular rugby stars, written specifically for young readers.

Early on in his life, Siya discovered that rugby...

AB de Villiers

by Jeremy Daniel Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

‘AB hopped over the boundary rope and onto the field, grinning at the sight and sound of a packed Wanderers Stadium. He swung his bat from side to side and listened to the crowd roaring his name.’

So begins...

Wayde van Niekerk

by Carlos Amato Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

Wayde was quick off the mark from the day he was born: two months premature and weighing no more than a litre of milk, his life was in danger. But little Wayde survived and grew to become the world’s leading...

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Benjamin Franklin is a man who needs little introduction. He wore many hats over the course of his fascinating life, from that of a printer, to an inventor, to a scientist, to a politician, a founding father...

My Country, My Life

by Ehud Barak St. Martin's Press (May 08, 2018)

The definitive memoir of one of Israel's most influential soldier-statesmen and one-time Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, with insights into forging peace in the Middle East.

In the summer of 2000, the most decorated...

The Madiba Appreciation Club

by Brett Ladds Jonathan Ball (April 16, 2018)

Once, chef Brett Ladds was given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of...

John Stuart Mill

by Alexander Bain Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

This book deals with the life and character of John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist and civil servant one of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism. “I propose to...