• Wild Men; Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America
    Wild Men; Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America
    ISBN: 9780195178531
    Title: Wild Men; Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America
    Author: SACKMAN DOUGLAS CAZAUX

    When Ishi, "the last wild Indian," came out of hiding in August 1911, he was quickly whisked away by train to San Francisco to meet Alfred Kroeber, one of the fathers of American anthropology. When Kroeber and Ishi came face to face, it was a momentous event, not only for each man but also for the cultures they represented. Each stood on the brink--one was in danger of losing something vital while the other was in danger of disappearing altogether.Ishi was a survivor, and he viewed the bright lights of the big city with a mixture of awe and bemusement. What surprised everyone is how handily he adapted himself to the modern city while maintaining his sense of self and his culture. Kroeber was professionally trained to document Ishi's culture and his civilization. What he didn't count on was how deeply working with the man would lead him to question his own profession and his civilization--how it would rekindle a wildness of his own. Although Ishi's story has been told before in film and fiction, Wild Men is the first book to focus on the depth of Ishi and Kroeber's friendship. Exploring what their intertwined stories tell us about Indian survival in modern America and about America's fascination with the wild, this text is an ideal supplement for courses on Native American history, the U.S. West, and the history of California.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
    Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
    ISBN: 9780007463404
    Title: Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
    Author: CHANG JUNG

    One of the best-selling and best-loved books of recent years, 'Wild Swans' is an epic true story of how one family lived and survived through some of China's most unsettling and violent times. The publication of 'Wild Swans' in 1991 was a worldwide phenomenon. Not only did it become the best-selling non-fiction book in British publishing history, with sales of well over two million, it was received with unanimous critical acclaim, and was named the winner of the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year Award.Few books have ever had such an impact on their readers. Through the story of three generations of women - grandmother, mother and daughter - 'Wild Swans' tells nothing less than the whole tumultuous history of China's tragic twentieth century, from sword-bearing warlords to Chairman Mao, from the Manchu Empire to the Cultural Revolution. At times terrifying, at times astonishing, always deeply moving, 'Wild Swans' is a book in a million, a true story with all the passion and grandeur of a great novel.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Wilson
    Wilson
    ISBN: 9780743415620
    Title: Wilson
    Author: BERG A SCOTT

    From Pulitzer Prize-winning author, A. Scott Berg, comes the definitive and revelatory biography of one of the greatest American figures of our time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    ISBN: 9780143112648
    Title: Winston Churchill
    Author: KEEGAN JOHN


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    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Wise Men: Six Friends & the World They Made
    Wise Men: Six Friends & the World They Made
    ISBN: 9781476728827
    Title: Wise Men: Six Friends & the World They Made
    Author: ISAACSON WALTER & THOMAS EVAN

    With a new introduction by the authors, this is the classic account of the American statesmen who rebuilt the world after the catastrophe of World War II.

    A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces six close friends who shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering intellects, outsize personalities, and dramatic actions would bring order to the postwar chaos and leave a legacy that dominates American policy to this day: Averell Harriman, the freewheeling diplomat and Roosevelt's special envoy to Churchill and Stalin; Dean Acheson, the secretary of state who was more responsible for the Truman Doctrine than Truman and for the Marshall Plan than General Marshall; George Kennan, self-cast outsider and intellectual darling of the Washington elite; Robert Lovett, assistant secretary of war, undersecretary of state, and secretary of defense throughout the formative years of the Cold War; John McCloy, one of the nation's most influential private citizens; and Charles Bohlen, adroit diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00

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  • Wish Lanterns
    Wish Lanterns
    ISBN: 9781447238003
    Title: Wish Lanterns
    Author: ASH ALEC

    The youth are the generation that will change China. There are over 320 million in their teens and twenties, more than the population of the USA. Born after Mao, natives of a nation on the rise, they are destined to have an unprecedented influence on global affairs. These millennials, offspring of the only child policy, face fierce competition and pressure to succeed. Dislocated from their country's tumultuous past, they are caught between tradition and modernity. 'Wish Lanterns' tells the stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child and a rebel; 'Fred' is a daughter of the Party. Lucifer is an aspiring superstar; Snail a country migrant addicted to online gaming. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north; and Mia a skinhead fashionista from Xinjiang in the far west.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Wishful Drinking
    Wishful Drinking
    ISBN: 9781847397836
    Title: Wishful Drinking
    Author: FISHER CARRIE

    The bestselling author of Postcards from the Edge comes clean (well, sort of) in her first-ever memoir, adapted from her one-woman Broadway hit show. Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen.
    Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, Wishful Drinking is Fisher, looking at her life as she best remembers it (what do you expect after electroshock therapy?). It's an incredible tale: the child of Hollywood royalty--Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher--homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, marrying (then divorcing, then dating) Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, learning the father of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.
    Wishful Drinking, the show, has been a runaway success. Entertainment Weekly declared it "drolly hysterical" and the Los Angeles Times called it a "Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes." This is Carrie Fisher at her best--revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story of her bizarre reality with her inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humor.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • With Their Backs to the World Portraits from Serbia
    With Their Backs to the World Portraits from Serbia
    ISBN: 9781844082148
    Title: With Their Backs to the World Portraits from Serbia
    Author: SEIERSTAD ASNE

    From the award-winning author of The Bookseller of Kabul comes a fascinating insight into the lives of ordinary Serbs under Milosevic and the dramati c events leading up to his fall.

    Ã…sne Seierstad's first book, which some consider to be her best, follows fourteen Serbs whose lives were transformed over the course of sixteen months. With characteristic perception and honesty, Seierstad offers an intimate portrait of these individuals, and a vivid study of the civil war and its aftermath. First published in 2000, WITH THEIR BACKS TO THE WORLD was updated extensively by the author in 2004.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Without You There Is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea's Elite
    Without You There Is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea's Elite
    ISBN: 9781846044830
    Title: Without You There Is No Us: My Secret Life Teaching the Sons of North Korea's Elite
    Author: KIM SUKI

    It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them to write, all under the watchful eye of the regime. Life at the university is lonely and claustrophobic. Her letters are read by censors and she must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but also from her colleagues, evangelical Christian missionaries, whose faith she does not share. As the weeks pass she discovers how easily her students lie, and how total is their obedience to Kim Jong-il. She also, bravely, hints at the existence of a world beyond their own: the internet, free travel, democracy, and other ideas forbidden in a country where torture and execution are commonplace. Yet her pupils are also full of boyish enthusiasm, with flashes of curiosity not yet extinguished. Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life inside the world's most inscrutable country.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Witness To Change: Reflections on Reaching 100
    Witness To Change: Reflections on Reaching 100
    ISBN: 9780947493714
    Title: Witness To Change: Reflections on Reaching 100
    Author: GEERING LLOYD

    Witness to Change continues the thread of Lloyd Geering’s recent volumes of reminiscence and reflection, On Me Bike and Portholes on the Past. It begins with the story of his life Lloyd related in February 2018 at a gathering in honour of his 1ooth birthday. Then the focus shifts to social changes Lloyd has observed, and how religious beliefs and practices — especially his own — have developed over his century.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Witness Wore Red: the 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
    Witness Wore Red: the 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
    ISBN: 9781455527830
    Title: Witness Wore Red: the 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
    Author: MUSSER REBECCA & COOK M. BRIDGET

    The 19th Wife Who Helped to Bring Down a Polygamous Cult.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Wolf & the Watchman: a Cia Childhood
    Wolf & the Watchman: a Cia Childhood
    ISBN: 9781921844683
    Title: Wolf & the Watchman: a Cia Childhood
    Author: JOHNSON SCOTT


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    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Woman in the Making
    Woman in the Making
    ISBN: 9781444798562
    Title: Woman in the Making
    Author: O'NEILL RORY

    1979. The Pope visits Ireland, and things will never be the same again. At the Pontiff's mass in Knock, one little boy has an epiphany that will set him on the road to become the biggest, boldest, and most opinionated drag queen Ireland has ever known. This is the story of Rory O'Neill's journey from the fields of a once homophobic, homogeneous Ireland, through Tokyo's chaotic underbelly and Dublin's burgeoning drag world, to becoming Panti Bliss, the voice of a brave new post-Catholic nation embracing diversity, all the colours of the rainbow and, most of all, a glamorous attitude.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's Cancer Con
    Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's Cancer Con
    ISBN: 9781925322460
    Title: Woman Who Fooled the World: Belle Gibson's Cancer Con
    Author: DONELLY BEAU & TOSCANO NICK


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Woman's Work
    Woman's Work
    ISBN: 9780141983868
    Title: Woman's Work
    Author: HARMAN HARRIET

    'Compelling ... She has guts to spare ... An important story ... Role model? You bet' Tim Shipman, Sunday Times 'So human and inspiring, and my favourite book of the year so far' Rohan Silva, Guardian When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a 'women's rate' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn't even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are better now. There's still more to do. In A Woman's Work Harriet, Britain's longest-serving female MP, looks at her own life to see how far we've come, and where we should go next. This is an inspiring and refreshingly honest account of the part she has played (and the setbacks along the way) in the movement that transformed politics and women's lives - from helping striking female factory workers to standing for election while pregnant, from her memories of her own mother to her success in reforming the law on maternity rights, childcare, domestic violence and getting more women into parliament. But it is also a call for women today to get together and continue the fight for equality. If we don't, no one else will.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Woman's Work
    Woman's Work
    ISBN: 9780241274941
    Title: Woman's Work
    Author: HARMAN HARRIET

    GUARDIAN AND NEW STATESMAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017

    'Compelling ... She has guts to spare ... An important story ... Role model? You bet' Tim Shipman, Sunday Times

    'So human and inspiring, and my favourite book of the year so far' Rohan Silva, Guardian
    When Harriet Harman started her career, men-only job adverts and a 'women's rate' of pay were the norm, female MPs were a tiny minority - a woman couldn't even sign for a mortgage. But, she argues, we should never just be grateful that things are better now. There's still more to do.


    In A Woman's Work Harriet, Britain's longest-serving female MP, looks at her own life to see how far we've come, and where we should go next. This is an inspiring and refreshingly honest account of the part she has played (and the setbacks along the way) in the movement that transformed politics and women's lives - from helping striking female factory workers to standing for election while pregnant, from her memories of her own mother to her success in reforming the law on maternity rights, childcare, domestic violence and getting more women into parliament. But it is also a call for women today to get together and continue the fight for equality. If we don't, no one else will.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist
    Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist
    ISBN: 9781408878484
    Title: Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist
    Author: BIRKHEAD TIM


    From the author of Bird Sense, a biography of Francis Willughby, the man who pulled the study of birds out of the dark ages and formed the foundations of modern ornithology.

    Francis Willughby lived and thrived in the midst of the rapidly accelerating scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Traveling with his Cambridge tutor John Ray, they decided to overhaul the whole of natural history by imposing order on its messiness and complexity. It was exhilarating, exacting, and exhausting work. Yet before their first book, Ornithology, could be completed, Willughby died in 1672. Since then, Ray's reputation has grown, obscuring that of his collaborator. Now, for the first time, Willughby's story and genius are given the attention they deserve.


    In his too-short life, Francis Willughby helped found the Royal Society, differentiated birds through identification of their distinguishing features, and asked questions that were, in some cases, centuries ahead of their time. His discoveries and his approach to his work continue to be relevant--and revelatory--oday. Tim Birkhead describes and celebrates how Willughby's endeavors set a standard for the way birds--and indeed the whole of natural history--should be studied. Rich with glorious detail, The Wonderful Mr Willughby is at once a fascinating insight into a thrilling period of scientific history and an authoritative, lively biography of one of its legendary pioneers.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Wooden a Coach's Life
    Wooden a Coach's Life
    ISBN: 9781250060853
    Title: Wooden a Coach's Life
    Author: DAVIS SETH

    A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writers

    No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success."

    Seth Davis of "Sports Illustrated" and CBS Sports has written the definitive biography of Wooden, an unflinching portrait that draws on archival research and more than two hundred interviews with players, opponents, coaches, and even Wooden himself. Davis shows how hard Wooden strove for success, from his All-American playing days at Purdue through his early years as a high school and college coach to the glory days at UCLA, only to discover that reaching new heights brought new burdens and frustrations. Davis also reveals how at the pinnacle of his career Wooden found himself on questionable ground with alumni, referees, assistants, and even some of his players. His was a life not only of lessons taught, but also of lessons learned.
    Woven into the story as well are the players who powered Wooden's championship teams Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Walt Hazzard, and others many of whom speak frankly about their coach. The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00

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  • Wooden: a Lifetime of Observations & Reflections on & Off the Court
    Wooden: a Lifetime of Observations & Reflections on & Off the Court
    ISBN: 9780809230419
    Title: Wooden: a Lifetime of Observations & Reflections on & Off the Court
    Author: JAMISON STEVE & WOODEN JOHN


    NATIONAL BESTSELLER


    "I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden


    Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.


    In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.


    These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • World of Arthur Ransome
    World of Arthur Ransome
    ISBN: 9780711232976
    Title: World of Arthur Ransome
    Author: HARDYMENT CHRISTINA

    Arthur Ransome is most famous as a children’s author, but he was also a literary critic, a foreign correspondent, a fisherman and a sailor. The World of Arthur Ransome will offer a new aspect of this many-faceted man by showing him in his domestic context, telling the story of his childhood, his two wives and his daughter. It will reveal the close interest he always took in making sure that his quarters, whether tent, cabin, flat, Russian dacha or ancient Lakeland house, were congenial and convenient. It also describes how and where he wrote each of his twelve classic children’s books, and the people and books that inspired them.There is no doubt that Arthur Ransome’s spiritual home was the ‘Lake in the North’ where he set five of his twelve iconic books for children. He holidayed on the banks of Coniston Water as a boy and camped there as a young man, but his most important and longest-lasting home was Low Ludderburn, on the slopes of Cartmel Fell and close to Lake Windermere. There he wrote Swallows and Amazons and three of its sequels.Another four of his books were set in East Anglia, where he moved so that he could sail on the Norfolk Broads and the east coast rivers around Pin Mill. Here shipboard domestic arrangements came to the fore: all the cabins of his boats were equipped with writing desks and a bookcase. He was never happier than when writing while afloat in his favourite little yacht, the Nancy Blackett, immortalized as Goblin in We Didn’t Mean to Go To Sea.With a keen and affectionate eye, Christina Hardyment places this most loved of English authors in the settings which so richly define his work.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • World's Ultimate Running Races: 500 Races 101 Countries Choose Your Adventure
    World's Ultimate Running Races: 500 Races 101 Countries Choose Your Adventure
    ISBN: 9780007431908
    Title: World's Ultimate Running Races: 500 Races 101 Countries Choose Your Adventure

    Ever wanted to run along The Great Wall of China, up the Empire State Building, across the Sahara Desert or join thousands of runners in a major city road race. These running races are included in the list of 500 of the most classic running races in the world. The global sport of running has captured people ""s imagination since the first competitive race several thousand years ago. Hundreds of running races are held ever day and the biggest of those are watched by millions of people. Races featured range from ten second sprints to several days worth of running over hundreds of miles. There are running races included from every continent and most are open to anyone in the world. Whether you are interested in a five km race around a city centre or a marathon across mountain ranges this book has a race for you. Cross country “ experience the mud and the drama of the English cross country championships Mountain “ run through four different countries and across the Alps in the Transalpine run Multi-terrain “ get sweaty in Brazil completing the Jungle marathon Road “ join thousands of others in a city marathon Snow “ run a marathon to the North Pole Stage “ compete as part of a team in the famous Ekiden relays in Japan Stair “ catch the view from the top of the Empire State building Track “ compete against Britain ""s best in the famous British Milers Club races Trail “ watch out for tourists whilst running along the Great Wall of China Ultra “ run for many hours through the heat of the Death Valley The diversity of races is also matched by the number of countries featured with races from 130 countries included in the list of ultimate running races. The list is compiled by Angela Mudge (world champion mountain runner and skyrunner) along with contribution from some of the world ""s leading runners including Kilian Jornet, Mara Yamauchi, Hugh Jones and Jonathan Wyatt.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Worldly Philosopher: the Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
    Worldly Philosopher: the Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
    ISBN: 9780691155678
    Title: Worldly Philosopher: the Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
    Author: ADELMAN JEREMY

    Worldly Philosopherchronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change. Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the promise and turmoil of the Weimar era, but fled Germany when the Nazis seized power in 1933. Amid hardship and personal tragedy, he volunteered to fight against the fascists in Spain and helped many of Europe's leading artists and intellectuals escape to America after France fell to Hitler. His intellectual career led him to Paris, London, and Trieste, and to academic appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was an influential adviser to governments in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, as well as major foundations and the World Bank. Along the way, he wrote some of the most innovative and important books in economics, the social sciences, and the history of ideas. Throughout, he remained committed to his belief that reform is possible, even in the darkest of times. This is the first major account of Hirschman's remarkable life, and a tale of the twentieth century as seen through the story of an astute and passionate observer. Adelman's riveting narrative traces how Hirschman's personal experiences shaped his unique intellectual perspective, and how his enduring legacy is one of hope, open-mindedness, and practical idealism.
    Published: November 2012

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Worldly Philosopher: the Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
    Worldly Philosopher: the Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
    ISBN: 9780691163499
    Title: Worldly Philosopher: the Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
    Author: ADELMAN JEREMY

    Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change. This is the first major account of Hirschman's remarkable life, and a tale of the twentieth century as seen through the story of an astute and passionate observer. Adelman's riveting narrative traces how Hirschman's personal experiences shaped his unique intellectual perspective, and how his enduring legacy is one of hope, open-mindedness, and practical idealism.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Worthy Fights: a Memoir of Leadership in War & Peace
    Worthy Fights: a Memoir of Leadership in War & Peace
    ISBN: 9781594205965
    Title: Worthy Fights: a Memoir of Leadership in War & Peace
    Author: PANETTA LEON & NEWTON JIM

    The inspiring and revelatory autobiography of the defense secretary& and CIA director who led the intelligence war that killed Bin Laden,& among many important roles in a legendary career

    It could be said that Leon Panetta has had two of& the most consequential careers of any American& public servant in the past fifty years. His first& career, beginning as an army intelligence officer& and including a distinguished run as one of& Congress's most powerful and respected members,& lasted thirty-five years and culminated in his& transformational role as Clinton's budget czar& and White House chief of staff. He then “retired"& to establish the Panetta Institute with his wife of& fifty years, Sylvia; to serve on the Iraq Study Group;& and to protect his beloved California coastline. But& in 2009, he accepted what many said was a thankless& task: returning to public office as the director of& the CIA, taking it from a state of turmoil after the& Bush-era torture debates and moving it back to& the vital center of America's war against Al Qaeda,& including the campaign that led to the killing of& Osama bin Laden. And then, in the wake of bin& Laden's death, Panetta became the U.S. secretary& of defense, inheriting two troubled wars in a time& of austerity and painful choices.

    Like his career, Worthy Fights is a reflection& of Panetta's values. It is imbued with the frank,& grounded, and often quite funny spirit of a man& who never lost touch with where he came from:& his family's walnut farm in beautiful Carmel Valley,& California. It is also a testament to a lost kind of& political leadership, which favors progress and duty& to country over partisanship. Panetta is a Democrat& who pushed for balanced budgets while also& expanding care for the elderly and sick; a devout& Catholic who opposes the death penalty but had& to weigh every drone strike from 2009 through& 2011. Throughout his career, Panetta's polestar has& been his belief that a public servant's real choice is& between leadership or crisis. Troubles always come& about through no fault of one's own, but most can& be prevented with courage and foresight.

    As always, Panetta calls them as he sees them& in Worthy Fights. Suffused with its author's decency& and stubborn common sense, the book is an epic& American success story, a great political memoir,& and a revelatory view onto many of the great& figures and events of our time.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Wounds: a Memoir of Love & War
    Wounds: a Memoir of Love & War
    ISBN: 9780008225377
    Title: Wounds: a Memoir of Love & War
    Author: KEANE FERGAL


    A family story of a murder, blood and betrayal that tore an Irish town apart and causes men to be silent still.


    'There was a tale about a British soldier being shot on the street outside my grandmother's house. My father told this as a ghost story. The mood of the telling was wistful. The killing had been wrong. Why else would a ghost come back? My father said that if we watched carefully in the deep night we would see a green shadow moving around the bedroom overlooking the main street. I could never stay awake long enough to encounter the phantasm. I was an adult before I learned the root of this story.'


    Trying to relate the kindly men and women of his childhood with the deeds made public long years after they died, Fergal Keane's devastating history of a local murder asks, what is a terrorist? And how do people live with the act of killing?


    As those who pulled triggers, planted bombs and spied are long dead - as are their children - the bitterness of memory has faded in the towns where the violence and torture took place. Facing these people and their stories at last, 'Wounds' searches for a deeper sense of the personal history that made this colonial war, and how it initiated the beginning of the end of empire. A heartbreaking tale of the secrets of war, this journey is part of the story of all wars.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Wright Brothers
    Wright Brothers
    ISBN: 9781471150371
    Title: Wright Brothers
    Author: MCCULLOUGH DAVID G

    On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly human story of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-jamal
    Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-jamal
    ISBN: 9780872866751
    Title: Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-jamal
    Author: ABU-JAMAL MUMIA & FERNANDEZ JOHANNA (ED)

    "Revolutionary love, revolutionary memory and revolutionary analysis are at work in every page written by Mumia Abu-Jamal His writings are a wake-up call. He is a voice from our prophetic tradition, speaking to us here, now, lovingly, urgently. Black man, old-school jazz man, freedom fighter, revolutionaryhis presence, his voice, his words are the writing on the wall."Cornel West, from the foreword

    From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with emancipatory currents that have had an indelible impact on the United States and the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal has been one of our most important contributors to this canon for decades, writing from the confines of the U.S. prison system to give voice to those most silenced by chronic racism, impoverishment and injustice.

    "Writing on the Wall" is a selection of more than 100 previously unpublished essays that deliver Mumia Abu-Jamal's essential perspectives on community, politics, power, and the possibilities of social change in the United States. From Rosa Parks to Edward Snowden, from the Trail of Tears to Ferguson, Missouri, Abu-Jamal addresses a sweeping range of contemporary and historical issues. Written mostly during his years of solitary confinement on Death Row, these essays are a testament to Abu-Jamal's often prescient insight, and his revolutionary perspective brims with hope, encouragement and profound faith in the possibility of redemption.

    "Greatness meets us in this book, and not just in Mumia's personal courage and character. It's in the writing. This is art with political power, challenging institutional injustice in the U.S. while catalyzing our understanding, memory and solidarities for liberation and love. "Writing on the Wall" can set the nation aflameyes, for creating new possible worlds."Mark Lewis Taylor, Professor of Theology and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary

    Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist and author of two best-selling books, "Live From Death Row" and "Death Blossoms."

    Johanna Fernandez is a Fulbright Scholar and Professor of History at Baruch College in New York City.

    Cornel West is a scholar, philosopher, activist and author of over a dozen books including his bestseller, Race Matters. He appears frequently in the media, and has appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Colbert Report," CNN and C-Span as well as "Tavis Smiley.""

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  • Years of Lyndon Johnson Set (The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power)
    Years of Lyndon Johnson Set (The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power)
    ISBN: 9780385351478
    Title: Years of Lyndon Johnson Set (The Path to Power; Means of Ascent; Master of the Senate; The Passage of Power)
    Author: CARO ROBERT A


    The political biography of our time, now available in a four-volume hardcover set. Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson is one of the richest, most intensive and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American president. It is the magnum opus of a writer perfectly suited to his task: the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer-historian, chronicler also of Robert Moses in The Power Broker, whose inspired research and profound understanding of the nature of ambition and the dynamics of power have made him a peerless explicator of political lives.

    "Taken together the installments of Mr. Caro's monumental life of Johnson . . . form a revealing prism by which to view the better part of a century in American life and politics during which the country experienced tumultuous and divisive social change. . .Gripping." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

    "By writing the best presidential biography the country has ever seen, Caro has forever changed the way we think, and read, American history . . . It's his immense talent as a writer that has made his biography of Johnson one of America's most amazing literary achievements . . . As absorbing as a political thriller . . .A masterpiece, unlike any other work of American history published in the past. It's true that there will never be another Lyndon B. Johnson, but there will never be another Robert A. Caro, either." -NPR

    "One of the truly great political biographies of the modern age. A masterpiece" --The Times (London)

    The Path to Power reveals the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and urge to power that set LBJ apart. Chronicling the startling early emergence of Johnson's political genius, it follows him from his Texas boyhood through the years of the Depression in the Texas Hill Country to the triumph of his congressional debut in New Deal Washington, to his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless of the national power for which he hungered.
    National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction

    Means of Ascent follows Johnson through his service in World War II to the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myth he created about it. The explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election, which Johnson had to win or face certain political death, and which he did win--by "87 votes that changed history." Caro makes us witness to a momentous turning point in American politics; the tragic last stand of the old politics versus the new--the politics of issue versus the politics of image, mass manipulation, money and electronic dazzle.
    National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

    Master of the Senate carries Johnson's story through his twelve remarkable years in the Senate. It is an unprecedented revelation of how legislative power works in America, how the Senate works, and how Johnson, in his ascent to the presidency, mastered the Senate as no political leader before him had ever done. In a breathtaking tour de force, Caro details Johnson's amazing triumph in maneuvering to passage the first civil rights legislation since 1875.
    Pulitzer Prize in Biography
    Los Angeles Times Book Award in Biography
    National Book Award in Nonfiction

    The Passage of Power is an unparalleled account of the battle between Johnson and John Kennedy for the 1960 presidential nomination, of the machinations behind Kennedy's decision to offer Johnson the vice presidency, of Johnson's powerlessness and humiliation in that role, and of the savage animosity between Johnson and Robert Kennedy. In Caro's description of the Kennedy assassination, which The New York Times called "the most riveting ever," we see the events of November 22, 1963, for the first time through Lyndon Johnson's

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  • Years of Upheaval
    Years of Upheaval
    ISBN: 9780857207173
    Title: Years of Upheaval
    Author: KISSINGER HENRY

    In Years of Upheaval, Henry Kissinger recalls the turbulent years of the second administration of Richard Nixon, which began in January 1973. Two momentous events and their consequences dominate this account: the Watergate scandal, and the 1973 October war in the Middle East. The book opens at the Western White House in August 1973, when Dr. Kissinger is told by the president during a poolside conversation that he is to become Secretary of State. The memories that follow are a rich compendium of his experiences in the months before and after the appointment: including an eerie trip to Hanoi shortly after the Vietnam cease-fire; efforts to settle the war in Cambodia; the tempestuous Year of Europe; two Nixon-Brezhnev summits and the controversy over d tente. Dr. Kissinger's dramatic, day-by-day account of how the Middle East war was transformed into the beginning of peacemaking shapes the climactic chapters of the book, in counterpoint to the worsening crisis at home, which culminated with Nixon's resignation. His frank portrait of Nixon's last days in the White House is perhaps the most perceptive to date.

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  • Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of Wrestlemania
    Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of Wrestlemania
    ISBN: 9781785030444
    Title: Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of Wrestlemania
    Author: BRYAN DANIEL

    One of WWE's most unlikely champions of all time and also one of its most popular, Bryan has proved to the world and to all of WWE that looks can be deceiving. Just ask anyyone who's ever underestimated him . . . right before he went out and whipped the WWE universe into a frenzy.

    This is Bryan's behind-the-scenes story told for the first time ever by the "YES " Man himself---from his beginnings as a child wanting to wrestle to his ten years circling the globe on the independent circuit and his remarkable climb to the upper ranks of WWE.

    As the biggest week of his life unfolds, Aberdeen, Washington's bearded son reflects in full detail on his incredible path to the top and gives his take on the events that have shaped him. With his Bryan-ized blend of modesty and surprising candor, Daniel pulls no punches (or martial arts kicks) as he reveals his true thoughts on his evolution as a performer, his various roles in WWE versus the independent years, life on the road, at home, and much more.

    And of course, get the untold story surrounding the "YES " chant that evolved to full-fledged movement, skyrocketing his career. This audiobook chronicles all the hard work, values, influences, unique life choices, and more, leading to his watershed week at WrestleMania 30. You won't want to miss it. Yes We're sure about this.

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  • Yesterday's Children
    Yesterday's Children
    ISBN: 9780749912468
    Title: Yesterday's Children
    Author: COCKELL JENNY

    This is the extraordinary story of Jenny Cockell, a young woman from Northamptonshire, who has always known that she has lived before. In her previous life her name was Mary. She was an Irishwoman who died 21 years before Jenny was born leaving several very young children without a mother or a stable, happy home. Yesterday?s Children describes the trauma and worry of this continual pastlife memory, and Jenny?s decision to search for her lost children. The book follows her progress through her dreams and memories, the revelations of hypnotism, her searches through maps, through local groups in Ireland, and her trip to the village where Mary had lived. Finally, she details her painstaking search for the children (now in their sixties and seventies) who had been split up after Mary?s death, and the extraordinary reunions that took place. This is a fascinating book. In many ways it is a real life detective story, as we learn about Jenny, about Mary, her difficult life and finally, with great joy and trepidation, discover what happened to her children.

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  • You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures & Tales of Debauchery
    You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures & Tales of Debauchery
    ISBN: 9780142181676
    Title: You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures & Tales of Debauchery
    Author: HART MAMRIE

    A riotously funny collection of boozy misadventures from the creator of the YouTube series, You Deserve a Drink
    Mamrie Hart is a drinking star with a Youtube problem. As host of the bawdy cult-hit, You Deserve a Drink, Hart has been entertaining viewers with her signature concoction of tasty libations and raunchy puns since 2011. Finally, Hart has compiled her best drinking stories and worst hangovers into one hilarious volume. From the spring break where she and her girlfriends avoided tan lines by staying at an all-male gay nudist resort, to the bachelorette party where she accidentally hired a sixty year old meth head to teach the group pole dancing, to the time she lit herself on fire during a Flaming Lips concert, Hart accompanies each story with an original cocktail recipe, ensuring that "You Deserve a Drink" is as useful as it is entertaining."

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    Price: $30.00

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  • You Were Always Mom's Favorite! Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
    You Were Always Mom's Favorite! Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
    ISBN: 9780345496973
    Title: You Were Always Mom's Favorite! Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
    Author: TANNEN DEBORAH

    Conversations between sisters reveal a deep and constant tug between two dynamics&—an impulse toward closeness and an impulse toward competition. It takes just a word from your sister to start you laughing, or to summon up a past you both share. But it also takes just a word to send you into an emotional tailspin. For many women, a sister is both a devoted friend and a fierce rival.

    Wise and witty, You Were Always Mom&’s Favorite! will leave you with a profound new understanding of the unique and precious sister bond, as well as provide practical advice that will open up communication, dispel tensions, and make a vital connection even stronger, deeper, and more resilient.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • You Will Not Have My Hate
    You Will Not Have My Hate
    ISBN: 9781784705282
    Title: You Will Not Have My Hate
    Author: LEIRIS ANTOINE

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "On Friday night you stole the life of an exceptional person, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you will not have my hate."

    On November 13, 2015, Antoine Leiris's wife, Helene Muyal-Leiris, was killed by terrorists while attending a rock concert at the Bataclan Theater in Paris, in the deadliest attack on France since World War II. Three days later, Leiris wrote an open letter addressed directly to his wife's killers, which he posted on Facebook. He refused to be cowed or to let his seventeen-month-old son's life be defined by Helene's murder. He refused to let the killers have their way: "For as long as he lives, this little boy will insult you with his happiness and freedom." Instantly, that short Facebook post caught fire, and was reported on by newspapers and television stations all over the world. In his determination to honor the memory of his wife, he became an international hero to everyone searching desperately for a way to deal with the horror of the Paris attacks and the grim shadow cast today by the threat of terrorism.

    Now Leiris tells the full story of his grief and struggle. You Will Not Have My Hate is a remarkable, heartbreaking, and, indeed, beautiful memoir of how he and his baby son, Melvil, endured in the days and weeks after Helene's murder. With absolute emotional courage and openness, he somehow finds a way to answer that impossible question: how can I go on? He visits Helene's body at the morgue, has to tell Melvil that Mommy will not be coming home, and buries the woman he had planned to spend the rest of his life with.

    Leiris's grief is terrible, but his love for his family is indomitable. This is the rare and unforgettable testimony of a survivor, and a universal message of hope and resilience. Leiris confronts an incomprehensible pain with a humbling generosity and grandeur of spirit. He is a guiding star for us all in these perilous times. His message--hate will be vanquished by love--is eternal.

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  • You Will See Fire
    You Will See Fire
    ISBN: 9780007372652
    Title: You Will See Fire
    Author: GOFFARD CHRISTOPHER

    The sensational true story of Kenyan missionary John Kaiser: A murdered priest. A covered-up crime. A fight for justice. John Kaiser, paratrooper turned priest, was a major voice in opposition to the Kenyan dictator Daniel Moi. In 2000, while preparing to speak against the regime, he received a letter telling him Utaona Moto “ You Will See Fire. Months later, he is found dead. The initial post-mortem concluded that Kaiser, a complicated man, committed suicide. But for a Roman Catholic this is unthinkable, and eventually the FBI was called in to carry out its own investigation. But they too concluded that Kaiser killed himself, despite major discrepancies in the evidence. Several years later, with Moi ""s hated regime having finally fallen, Kenyan lawyer Mbuthi Gatheni decided to finally get to the bottom of what actually happened. His investigation pointed to a potentially explosive cover-up by both the Kenyan government and the FBI. His long campaign resulted in a new and dramatic inquest. In You Will See Fire "", 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist and 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Goffard tells the stories of John Kaiser and Mbuthi Gatheni “ two very different characters whose lives become more closely interlinked as the mystery of Kaiser ""s death is finally unravelled in a thrilling conclusion. This is a true story of murder, corruption, courage, and redemption.

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    Price: $35.00
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  • Young Elizabeth the Making of Our Queen
    Young Elizabeth the Making of Our Queen
    ISBN: 9780297867814
    Title: Young Elizabeth the Making of Our Queen
    Author: WILLIAMS KATE

    We can hardly imagine a Britain without Elizabeth II on the throne. It seems to be the job she was born for. And yet, for much of her early life, the young princess did not know the role that her future would hold. She was our accidental Queen. As a young girl, Elizabeth was among the guests in Westminster Abbey watching her father being crowned, making her the only monarch to have attended a parent's coronation. Kate Williams explores the sheltered upbringing of the young princess, with a gentle father and domineering mother, her complicated relationship with her sister, Princess Margaret, and her dependence on her nanny, Marion 'Crawfie' Crawford. She details the profound and devastating impact of the abdication crisis, when, at the impressionable age of eleven, Elizabeth found her position changed overnight: no longer a minor princess she was now heiress to the throne. Elizabeth's determination to share in the struggles of her people marked her out from a young age. Her father initially refused to let her volunteer as a nurse during the Blitz, but relented when she was eighteen and allowed her to work as a mechanic and truck driver for the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. It was her forward-thinking approach that ensured that her coronation was televised, against the advice of politicians at the time. Kate Williams reveals how the 25-year-old young Queen carved out a lasting role for herself amid the changes of the twentieth century. Her monarchy would be a very different one to that of her parents and grandparents. And its continuing popularity in the twenty-first century owes much to the intelligence and elusive personality of this remarkable woman.

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    Price: $37.00
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  • Young James Herriot the Making of the World's Most Famous Vet
    Young James Herriot the Making of the World's Most Famous Vet
    ISBN: 9781849902724
    Title: Young James Herriot the Making of the World's Most Famous Vet
    Author: LEWIS-STEMPEL JOHN

    James Herriot, author of All Creatures Great and Small, is undoubtedly the world's most famous vet. But how did an enthusiastic young student named Alf Wight become the man who would charm millions of readers the world over?

    Young James Herriot is the fascinating story of Herriot's formative years at veterinary college. Set in Glasgow in the 1930s, the book shines a light on his calling to work with animals, his early friendships and his quest for veterinary knowledge. Using diaries and casebooks from Herriot's days as a student, this is the richly nostalgic tale of a boy's journey to become a much-loved vet and writer.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Young James the Early Life & Times of James Herriot
    Young James the Early Life & Times of James Herriot
    ISBN: 9781849902717
    Title: Young James the Early Life & Times of James Herriot
    Author: STEMPEL LEWIS JOHN

    James Herriot is one of Britain's best-loved authors and the personality that inspired the long-running television series All Creatures Great and Small. But before James Herriot (whose real name was Alf Wight) found fame through his writing, he was simply a hardworking vet - a profession that allowed him to work and care for the animals he loved. This love began with a fondness for dogs, man's most loyal companions. Then, James read an article in Meccano Magazine entitled 'Veterinary Surgery as a Career', which made his 'head swim' with the possibilities it suggested. Later, when the Principal of Glasgow's Veterinary College came to speak at his school, James was hooked. Young James begins in the 1930s when a fresh and eager James Herriot is at Glasgow's Veterinary College. We share in James Herriot's experiences as he studies to become a qualified vet in a time when veterinary practice was more a black art than science, and with antibiotics in the distant future. The book to accompany the series is a goldmine of memories from these early years - James Herriot's inspirations and aspirations, anecdotes, loves and losses and the many comic and moving moments that working with animals inevitably provides. His story is brought to life by previously unpublished diaries and casebooks from his college days, as well as personal photographs that track James Herriot's early years, all generously provided by the Herriot family.

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    Price: $47.00
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  • Young Lawrence: a Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man
    Young Lawrence: a Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man
    ISBN: 9781848549128
    Title: Young Lawrence: a Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man
    Author: SATTIN ANTHONY

    T E Lawrence was one of the most charismatic characters of the First World War; a young archaeologist who fought with the Arabs and wrote an epic and very personal account of their revolt against the Turks in Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Yet this was not the first book to carry that iconic title. In 1914 the man who would become Lawrence of Arabia burnt the first Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a manuscript in which he described his adventures in the Middle East during the five years before the war. Anthony Sattin uncovers the story Lawrence wanted to conceal: the truth of his birth, his tortuous relationship with a dominant mother, his deep affection for an Arab boy, the intimate details of the extraordinary journeys he took through the region with which his name is forever connected and the personal reasons that drove him from being a student to becoming an archaeologist and a spy. Young Lawrence is the first book to focus on the story of T E Lawrence in his twenties, before the war, during the period he looked back on as his golden years.Using first-hand sources, museum records and Foreign-Office documents, Sattin sets these adventures against the background of corrosive conflicts in Libya and the Balkans. He shows the simmering defiance of Arabs, Armenians and Kurds under Turkish domination, while uncovering the story of an exceptional young man searching for happiness, love and his place in the world until war changed his life forever.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life
    Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life
    ISBN: 9780007305391
    Title: Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life
    Author: EADE PHILIP

    In the first book to focus exclusively on his life before the coronation, acclaimed biographer Philip Eade uncovers the extraordinary story of the prince’s turbulent upbringing in Greece, France and Nazi Germany, during which his mother spent five years in a secure psychiatric clinic and his father left him to be brought up by his Mountbatten relations in England just when he needed him most.

    Remarkably the young prince emerged from this unsettled background a character of singular vitality and dash – self-confident, capable, famously opinionated and devastatingly handsome. Girls fell at his feet, and the princess who was to become his wife was smitten from the age of thirteen.

    Yet alongside the considerable charm and intelligence, the prince was also prone to volcanic outbursts and to putting his foot in it. Detractors perceived in his behaviour emotional shortcomings, a legacy of his traumatic childhood, which would have profound consequences for his family and the future of the monarchy.

    Published to coincide with the prince’s ninetieth birthday and containing new material from interviews, archives and film footage, this revelatory biography is the most complete and compelling account yet of his storm-tossed early life.

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    Price: $27.00
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