• Boy, Lost a Family Memoir
    Boy, Lost a Family Memoir
    ISBN: 9780702249532
    Title: Boy, Lost a Family Memoir
    Author: OLSSON KRISTINA

    Kristina Olsson's mother lost her infant son, Peter, when he was snatched from her arms as she boarded a train in the hot summer of 1950. Yvonne was young and frightened, trying to escape a brutal marriage, but despite the violence and cruelty she'd endured, she was not prepared for this final blow, this breathtaking punishment. Yvonne would not see her son again for nearly forty years.Kristina was the first child of her mother's subsequent, much gentler marriage and, like her siblings, grew up unaware of the reasons behind her mother's sorrow, though Peter's absence resounded through the family, marking each one. Yvonne dreamt of her son by day and by night, while Peter grew up a thousand miles and a lifetime away, dreaming of his missing mother.& Boy, Lost tells how their lives proceeded from that shattering moment, the grief and shame that stalked them, what they lost and what they salvaged. But it is also the story of a family, the cascade of grief and guilt through generations, and the endurance of memory and faith

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude & Salvation in the Heartland
    Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude & Salvation in the Heartland
    ISBN: 9780062372130
    Title: Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude & Salvation in the Heartland
    Author: BARRY DAN

    With this Dickensian tale from America s heartland, New York Timeswriter and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.

    In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, dozens of men, all with intellectual disability and all from Texas, lived in an old schoolhouse. Before dawn each morning, they were bussed to a nearby processing plant, where they eviscerated turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. They lived in near servitude for more than thirty years, enduring increasing neglect, exploitation, and physical and emotional abuse until state social workers, local journalists, and one tenacious labor lawyer helped these men achieve freedom.

    Drawing on exhaustive interviews, Dan Barry dives deeply into the lives of the men, recording their memories of suffering, loneliness and fleeting joy, as well as the undying hope they maintained despite their traumatic circumstances. Barry explores how a small Iowa town remained oblivious to the plight of these men, analyzes the many causes for such profound and chronic negligence, and lays out the impact of the men s dramatic court case, which has spurred advocates including President Obama to push for just pay and improved working conditions for people living with disabilities.

    A luminous work of social justice, told with compassion and compelling detail, The Boys in the Bunkhouseis more than just inspired storytelling. It is a clarion call for a vigilance that ensures inclusion and dignity for all."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

    $60.00
  • Bradley Wiggins My Time - an Autobiography
    Bradley Wiggins My Time - an Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780224092142
    Title: Bradley Wiggins My Time - an Autobiography
    Author: WIGGINS BRADLEY

    A full-length, in-depth and intimate memoir by Bradley Wiggins charting his journey to become the first Briton ever to win the Tour de France and his country's most decorated Olympian.
    & & & & & On July 22, 2012 Bradley Wiggins made history as the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France. Ten days later at the London Olympic Games he won the time trial to become his country's most decorated Olympian. In an instant 'Wiggo', the kid from Kilburn, was a national hero.

    & & & & & Two years previously, however, Wiggins had been staring into the abyss. His much-hyped attempt to conquer the 2010 Tour de France had ended in public humiliation. Poor results and indifferent form left him facing the sack from Team Sky. And then he was hit with the tragic news of the death of his granddad, George, the man who had raised him as a young boy. At rock bottom, Wiggins had to reach deep inside himself and find the strength to fight his way back.

    & & & & & Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people's champion. InMy Timehe tells the story of the remarkable journey that led him from his lowest ebb to win the world's toughest race. In his own words he reveals the personal anguish that has driven him on and what it's like behind the scenes at Team Sky: the brutal training regimes, the sacrifices and his views on his teammates and rivals. He talks too about his anger at the spectre of doping that pursues his sport, how he dealt with the rush of taking Olympic gold and above all what it takes to be the greatest.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Bradley Wiggins: My Time
    Bradley Wiggins: My Time
    ISBN: 9780224092135
    Title: Bradley Wiggins: My Time
    Author: WIGGINS BRADLEY

    On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France. In an instant 'Wiggo' became a national hero. Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become the nation's most decorated Olympian of all time. Outspoken, honest, intelligent and fearless, Wiggins has been hailed as the people's champion. In My Time he tells the story of the remarkable journey that led to him winning the world's toughest race. He opens up about his life on and off the bike, about the personal anguish that has driven him on and what it's like behind the scenes at Team Sky: the brutal training regimes, the sacrifices and his views on his teammates and rivals. He talks too about his anger at the spectre of doping that pursues his sport, how he dealt with the rush of taking Olympic gold and above all what it takes to be the greatest.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Bradman's Invincibles
    Bradman's Invincibles
    ISBN: 9780733629907
    Title: Bradman's Invincibles
    Author: PERRY ROLAND

    In 2008, Australia celebrated two important anniversaries 60 years since the triumphant Invincibles Ashes tour of England, and 100 years since the birth of Sir Donald Bradman. At last, here is the definitive account of that amazing tour. It is very much an inside account : Roland Perry conducted long, in-depth interviews with Sir Donald while writing his biography some years ago and now writes of them for the first time. In addition, Roland Perry has interviewed many of the surviving team members. Much more than an account of a series of cricket matches, this is also a portrait of a collection of great characters all different, but all making a unique contribution. This incredible combination of sportsmen won 34 matches in a row over one gruelling summer. They were truly great and they were captained by the best cricketer the world has ever seen. BRADMAN'S INVINCIBLES is the story of what they did, and how they did it.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
    Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
    ISBN: 9781846147746
    Title: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
    Author: CAHALAN SUSANNAH

    Brain on Fire is the stunning debut from journalist and author Susannah Cahalan, recounting the real-life horror story of how a sudden and mysterious illness put her on descent into a madness for which there seemed to be no cure. 'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Brave Genius: a Scientist, a Philosopher, & Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
    Brave Genius: a Scientist, a Philosopher, & Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
    ISBN: 9780307952349
    Title: Brave Genius: a Scientist, a Philosopher, & Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize
    Author: CARROLL SEAN B

    In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist Jacques Monod were quietly pursuing ordinary, separate lives in Paris. After the German invasion and occupation of France, each joined the Resistance to help liberate the country from the Nazis, ascended to prominent, dangerous roles, and were very lucky to survive. After the war and through twists of circumstance, they became friends, and through their passionate determination and rare talent they emerged as leading voices of modern literature and biology, each receiving the Nobel Prize in their respective fields. Drawing upon a wealth of previously unpublished and unknown material gathered over several years of research, Brave Genius tells the story of how each man endured the most terrible episode of the twentieth century and then blossomed into extraordinarily creative and engaged individuals. It is a story of the transformation of ordinary lives into exceptional lives by extraordinary events--of courage in the face of overwhelming adversity, the flowering of creative genius, deep friendship, and of profound concern for and insight into the human condition.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bravemouth: Living with Billy Connolly
    Bravemouth: Living with Billy Connolly
    ISBN: 9780755312849
    Title: Bravemouth: Living with Billy Connolly
    Author: STEPHENSON PAMELA

    Billy, the ground-breaking biography of the famed iconoclast, gave millions of readers a fascinating insight into the personal and professional life of the genius that is Billy Connolly. Now, in the sequel to that bestselling book, read by the author, the award-winning Pamela Stephenson celebrates life with the Scottish beastie as he hits the big six-oh. Here we relive colorful and epic moments from Billy's early life in Glasgow--the background to an intimate portrait of his marriage with Pamela and his life in Scotland, Los Angeles, and the rest of the world. Witty, insightful, and intimate, this biography draws the reader into two very different worlds--hers of international sexology and the serious psychology of humorists, his of incontinence pants, being married to a shrink, and the finer points of banjo playing.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World
    Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World
    ISBN: 9781925106541
    Title: Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World
    Author: ANDRAKA JACK

    A compelling and engaging memoir by globally renowned teen scientist Jack Andraka.Jack Andraka was just 15 when he invented an early detection test for three types of cancer. After a family friend passed away from pancreatic cancer, Jack began to research the subject. He learned that the lack of a rapid, low-cost early screening test contributed to the poor survival rate among individuals. While sitting in biology class, he hit upon an idea. Then he came up with a plan and budget to put his idea in motion.In 2012, working with the team at John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Jack created a test that can detect pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer in its earliest stages. It costs only three cents to run and has an accuracy rate higher than 90 per cent.Now, at 17, Jack is a renowned scientist. He has won numerous awards globally and speaks to packed audiences about his research, his story, and his ideas for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education reform.In Breakthrough, Jack encourages members of his generation to approach their pursuits, whatever they may be, with determination and optimism. Jack shares his experiences of bullying, rejection, hard work, and international success. In doing so, he illustrates how the curiosity and perseverance of one teen could potentially save the lives of millions. The power to change the world is within each of us, if only we have the courage to realise.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Brief Candle in the Dark: More Reflections on a Life in Science
    Brief Candle in the Dark: More Reflections on a Life in Science
    ISBN: 9780552779449
    Title: Brief Candle in the Dark: More Reflections on a Life in Science
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    "In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent of the world's scientific luminaries. And he describes his experiences

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
    Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
    ISBN: 9780593072561
    Title: Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science
    Author: DAWKINS RICHARD

    In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling with characteristic wry humour the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent - and some of the most eccentric - of the world's scientific luminaries. And he describes his experiences with his many publishers, television producers, interviewers and partners in debate, not least in the heady period when, after publication of The God Delusion in 2006, he is dubbed the world's most outspoken and controversial atheist. Most important of all, for the first time he reviews with fresh and stimulating insights the evolving narrative of his ideas about science over the course of his highly distinguished career as thinker, teacher and writer. In Brief Candle in the Dark we are invited to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional characters described by the talented pen of one of the most exceptional of them all.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud
    Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud
    ISBN: 9781843919223
    Title: Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud
    Author: CARTER DAVID

    Born to Jewish parents in mid-19th-century Austria, Sigmund Freud is a controversial figure needing no introduction, yet his reputation owes as much to myth as to the facts of his life and his work. Here, David Carter uncovers the man buried beneath the mythology, tracing the life of this inimitable figure from his origins as the gifted first born of eight children, through his stellar academic career and his relationships and rifts with famous figures such as Josef Breuer. Also explored is why, despite his groundbreaking work on psychoanalytic theories--including the functioning of the subconscious, the repression of trauma, and the psychological import of dreams--Freud has frequently been the subject of derision and ridicule.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz
    Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz
    ISBN: 9781847087782
    Title: Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz
    Author: ROSENBERG GORAN & DEATH SARAH (TRANSLATOR)

    On the 2nd of August 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having survived the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the harrowing slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival.In this intelligent and deeply moving book, Goran Rosenberg returns to his own childhood in order to tell the story of his father; walking at his side, holding his hand, trying to get close to him again. It is also the story of the chasm that soon opens between the world of the child, permeated by the optimism, progress and collective oblivion of postwar Sweden, and the world of the father, darkened by the long shadows of the past.Melancholy, wise and beautiful, A Short Stop on the Road from Auschwitz is a measured examination of the past and a loving portrait of a father.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bright Star Beatrice Hill Tinsley Astronomer
    Bright Star Beatrice Hill Tinsley Astronomer
    ISBN: 9781877340017
    Title: Bright Star Beatrice Hill Tinsley Astronomer
    Author: CATLEY CHRISTINE COLE

    A New Zealand hero brought out of obscurity in this fascinating 445 page biography by author Christine Cole Catley. Beatrice Hill Tinsley showed astronomers new ways of thinking and taught teachers new ways of teaching. A lover of nature and a conservationist who idealised New Zealand, she was also a musician, a feminist, a battler for zero growth population growth and a champion of the oppressed. Her life is a classic study in the interaction of nature and nurture, genetics and environment. It is also an inspiring and unforgettable picture of a girl determined to be a scientist who grows up in provincial New Zealand and wins through to world renown.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists
    Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists
    ISBN: 9780156141505
    Title: Brighter Than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists
    Author: JUNGK ROBERT; CLEUGH JAMES (TRANSLATOR)

    An account of the remarkable scientists who discovered that nuclear fission was possible and then became concerned about its implications. Index. Translated by James Cleugh.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Brilliant Outsider
    Brilliant Outsider
    ISBN: 9780733338090
    Title: Brilliant Outsider
    Author: WAINWRIGHT ROBERT

    The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous men in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing. A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world. With a private life torn by war and misguided by social norms, a reputation as an outsider among the British alpine climbing establishment, and some rough and ready 'colonial' habits, Finch was a brilliantly colourful character - so why has he vanished from the pages of history? In this first full-length biography, Robert Wainwright surveys the man who is now best known as the father of Academy award-winning actor Peter Finch - but who was so much more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Bulletproof Vest: the Ballad of an Outlaw & His Daughter
    Bulletproof Vest: the Ballad of an Outlaw & His Daughter
    ISBN: 9781847083463
    Title: Bulletproof Vest: the Ballad of an Outlaw & His Daughter
    Author: VENEGAS MARIA

    Maria Venegas had been estranged from her father for fourteen years when she finally made the journey back from the US to Mexico to visit him in the old hacienda where both he and she were born. As they begin spending summers and holidays together, herding cattle and fixing barbed-wire fence posts, he starts to share stories with her, tales of a dramatic life filled with both intense love and brutal violence - from the final conversations he had with his own father and his extradition from the US for murder, to his mother's pride after he shot a man for the first time at age twelve.In spare, gripping prose, Venegas traces her own life and her father's through the stories she inherited from him and gradually comes to understand the violent undercurrent that has shaped them both.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Bulletproof Vest: the Ballad of an Outlaw & His Daughter
    Bulletproof Vest: the Ballad of an Outlaw & His Daughter
    ISBN: 9781847083470
    Title: Bulletproof Vest: the Ballad of an Outlaw & His Daughter
    Author: VENEGAS MARIA

    Maria Venegas has been estranged from her father for fourteen years when she finally made the journey back from the US to Mexico to visit him in the old hacienda where both he and she were born. As they begin spending summers and holidays together, herding cattle and fixing barbed-wire fence posts, he starts to share stories with her, tales of a dramatic life filled with both intense love and brutal violence - from the final conversations he had with his own father and his extradition from the US for murder, to his mother's pride after he shot a man for the first time at age twelve. In spare, gripping prose, Venegas traces her own life and her father's through the stories she inherited from him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Burden: A Preacher, a Klansman & a True Story of Redemption in the Modern South
    Burden: A Preacher, a Klansman & a True Story of Redemption in the Modern South
    ISBN: 9781408892626
    Title: Burden: A Preacher, a Klansman & a True Story of Redemption in the Modern South
    Author: HARGRAVE COURTNEY

    THE TRUE EVENTS THAT INSPIRED THE UPCOMING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund, and Usher, and produced by Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club)

    A harrowing true story of the modern Ku Klux Klan and an act of compassion that shook a community in the Deep South.

    In 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into the international spotlight when a white supremacist named Michael Burden opened a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan on the community's main square. Journalists and protestors flooded the town, and hate groups rallied to the establishment's defense, dredging up the long history of racial violence in this formerly prosperous mill town.

    What came next is the subject of an upcoming major motion picture starring Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, and Usher Raymond. Shortly after his museum opened, Michael Burden abruptly left the Klan at the urging of a woman he fell in love with. Broke and homeless, he was taken in by Reverend David Kennedy, an African American preacher and leader in the Laurens community, who plunged his church headlong in a quest to save their former enemy.

    In this spellbinding Southern epic, journalist Courtney Hargrave further uncovers the complex events behind the story told in Andrew Heckler's upcoming film, Burden, which won the 2018 Sundance Audience Award. Hargrave explores the choices that led to Kennedy and Burden's friendship, the social factors that drive young men to join hate groups, the intersection of poverty and racism in the divided South, and the difference one person can make in confronting America's oldest sin.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00

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  • But Enough About Me: a Memoir
    But Enough About Me: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780399173547
    Title: But Enough About Me: a Memoir
    Author: REYNOLDS BURT; WINOKUR JON

    Beginning with Reynolds s adolescence as a notable football player and the devastating car accident that ended his sports career, "But Enough About Me" takes readers from the Broadway stages where Reynolds got his start to his subsequent rise to fame."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Butler: a Witness to History Film Tie-in
    Butler: a Witness to History Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9781476752990
    Title: Butler: a Witness to History Film Tie-in
    Author: HAYGOOD WIL

    When acclaimed "Washington Post" writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he d highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segregation was so widespread, so embedded in the culture as to make the very thought of a black president inconceivable. He struck gold when he tracked down Eugene Allen, a butler who had served no fewer than eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. During his thirty-four years of service, Allen became what the Independent described as a discreet stagehand who for three decades helped keep the show running in the most important political theatre of all. While serving tea and supervising buffets, Allen was also a witness to history as decisions about America s most momentous events were being made. Here he is at the White House while Kennedy contemplates the Cuban missile crisis; here he is again when Kennedy s widow returns from that fateful day in Dallas. Here he is when Johnson and his cabinet debate Vietnam, and here he is again when Ronald Reagan is finally forced to get tough on apartheid. Perhaps hitting closest to home was the civil rights legislation that was developed, often with passions flaring, right in front of his eyes even as his own community of neighbors, friends, and family were contending with Jim Crow America. With a foreword by the Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels, "The Butler" also includes an essay, in the vein of James Baldwin s jewel "The Devil Finds Work," that explores the history of black images on celluloid and in Hollywood, and fifty-seven pictures of Eugene Allen, his family, the presidents he served, and the remarkable cast of the movie.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Caligula #17
    Caligula #17
    ISBN: 9780141397924
    Title: Caligula #17
    Author: SUETONIUS

    'Because of his baldness and hairiness, he announced it was a capital offence for anyone either to look down on him as he passed or to mention goats in any context.'The biography of the brutal, crazed and incestuous Roman Emperor Caligula, who tried to appoint his own horse consul.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $3.00
    $3.00
  • Camelot's Court Inside the Kennedy White House
    Camelot's Court Inside the Kennedy White House
    ISBN: 9780062065858
    Title: Camelot's Court Inside the Kennedy White House
    Author: DALLEK ROBERT

    In Camelot's Court, acclaimed JFK biographer Robert Dallek takes an insider's look at the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration were indelible. Kennedy purposefully assembled a dynamic team of advisers noted for their brilliance and acumen, but the group was an uneasy band of rivals engaged in fiery debates behind closed doors. Dallek details the contentious issues of Kennedy's years in office, including the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban missile crisis, civil rights, and Vietnam. He illuminates a president who believed in surrounding himself with the best and the brightest but often found himself disappointed with their recommendations. The result is a striking depiction of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to personal principles offer a cautionary tale for our own time.Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Camelot's Court is an intimate tour of a tumultuous White House and a new portrait of the men whose powerful influence shaped the Kennedy legacy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person a Memoir in Comics
    Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person a Memoir in Comics
    ISBN: 9780060789732
    Title: Cancer Made Me a Shallower Person a Memoir in Comics
    Author: ENGELBERG MIRIAM


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Capability Brown: Father of Landscape Gardens
    Capability Brown: Father of Landscape Gardens
    ISBN: 9781909881549
    Title: Capability Brown: Father of Landscape Gardens
    Author: RUTHERFORD SARAH

    One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot "Capability" Brown was known to many as "The Omnipotent Magician" who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, visitors still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the series "Downton Abbey") and many more. This book tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible resource for anyone who wants to know more about the man who created a landscape style which for many defines the English countryside.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Captain & the Cannibal: an Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, & the Broadway Stage
    Captain & the Cannibal: an Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, & the Broadway Stage
    ISBN: 9780300198775
    Title: Captain & the Cannibal: an Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, & the Broadway Stage
    Author: FAIRHEAD JAMES

    Sailing in uncharted waters of the Pacific in 1830, Captain Benjamin Morrell of Connecticut became the first outsider to encounter the inhabitants of a small island off New Guinea. The contact quickly turned violent, fatal cannons were fired, and Morrell abducted young Dako, a hostage so shocked by the white complexions of his kidnappers that he believed he had been captured by the dead. This gripping book unveils for the first time the strange odyssey the two men shared in ensuing years. The account is uniquely told, as much from the captive's perspective as from the American's.
    Upon returning to New York, Morrell exhibited Dako as a "cannibal" in wildly popular shows performed on Broadway and along the east coast. The proceeds helped fund a return voyage to the South Pacific--the captain hoping to establish trade with Dako's assistance, and Dako seizing his chance to return home with the only person who knew where his island was. Supported by rich, newly found archives, this wide-ranging volume traces the voyage to its extraordinary ends and en route decrypts Morrell's ambiguous character, the mythic qualities of Dako's life, and the two men's infusion into American literature--as Melville's Queequeg, for example, and in Poe's Pym. The encounters confound indigenous peoples and Americans alike as both puzzle over what it is to be truly human and alive.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Captain James Cook
    Captain James Cook
    ISBN: 9780340825563
    Title: Captain James Cook
    Author: HOUGH RICHARD


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: a Biography
    Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: a Biography
    ISBN: 9780306810282
    Title: Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: a Biography
    Author: RICE EDWARD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Captain's Duty
    Captain's Duty
    ISBN: 9780857502469
    Title: Captain's Duty
    Author: PHILLIPS RICHARD

    8th April 2009 was just an ordinary day for 53 -year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the United States-registered cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama, as it headed towards the port of Mombasa. Ordinary that is until, two hundred or so miles off the east coast of Africa, armed Somali pirates attacked and boarded the freighter. It was the first time an American cargo ship had been hijacked in over 200 years. What the pirates didn't expect was that the crew would fight back, nor did they expect Captain Phillips to offer himself as a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew - a courageous gesture that resulted in his being help captive on a tiny life-boat off the anarchic, gun-plagued coast of Somalia. And so began a tense five-day stand-off, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue by U.S. Navy SEALs. First published in the US as A Captain's Duty in 2010, this is Captain Phillips' own story - the story an ordinary man who did what he saw as his duty and in so doing became a hero - it is both a thrilling true tale of adventure and courage in the face of deprivation, death threats and mock executions and also a compulsively readable first-hand account of the terrors of high-seas hostage-taking.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Carmen Miranda
    Carmen Miranda
    ISBN: 9781844574322
    Title: Carmen Miranda
    Author: SHAW LISA

    This is the first book-length study of Carmen Miranda in English. It traces her origins as a radio singer, recording artist and film star in Brazil in the 1930s, before exploring in depth her Hollywood screen roles and the construction of her long-lasting star persona in the USA.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Carroll Shelby: the Authorized Biography
    Carroll Shelby: the Authorized Biography
    ISBN: 9781844253241
    Title: Carroll Shelby: the Authorized Biography
    Author: MILLS RINSEY


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
    Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
    ISBN: 9781509896578
    Title: Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
    Author: COLLINS MICHAEL

    The years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events - technical and spiritual - of our lifetime.In this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Carrying the Fire: an Astronauts Journey
    Carrying the Fire: an Astronauts Journey
    ISBN: 9780374531942
    Title: Carrying the Fire: an Astronauts Journey
    Author: COLLINS MICHAEL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    ISBN: 9780733632686
    Title: Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    Author: STONER CASEY

    'If you never give up, anything can happen'. Casey StonerShowing anything is possible when determination meets talent, two-time World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner shares his inspirational journey from Queensland toddler, with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike, to his decision to retire at twenty-seven with nothing left to prove.For the first time, he tells of his early family life, the development of his riding skills and why his parents decided to sell everything and travel from Australia to Europe to chase the dream and support his aim to become World Champion when he was only fourteen years old.As fearless with his opinions as he is on the racetrack, Casey includes all the highs and lows of his life so far.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    ISBN: 9780733636110
    Title: Casey Stoner: Pushing the Limits
    Author: CASEY STONER

    Showing anything is possible when determination meets talent, Casey Stoner will share his inspirational journey from Queensland toddler, with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike, to his decision to retire at twenty-seven as two-time MotoGP World Champion.For the first time, Casey will tell of his early family life, the development of his riding skills and why his parents decided to sell everything and travel from Australia to Europe to chase the dream and support his aim to become World Champion when he was only fourteen years old.As fearless with his opinions as he is on the racetrack, Casey Stoner will include all the highs and lows of his life so far: his thoughts on racing as it stands today, the riders' hierarchy, the politics of racing, the importance of family, his battle with illness and why he decided to turn his back on a multimillion-dollar contract when he was still winning. And he will let us in on some of the new goals he has set for himself.This is an inspiring story of a young Australian who took on the world on his terms and won.The book will be written with the assistance of renowned MotoGP journalist Matthew Roberts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Caspar Lee
    Caspar Lee
    ISBN: 9780718184094
    Title: Caspar Lee
    Author: RIORDAN LEE EMILY

    "Unbeknownst to Caspar, his mum secretly signed a deal to write his life story. Luckily, he discovered her plan and dashed to the printers, just in time to correct some of her allegations. The story of Caspar's crazy life so far is brimming with hilarious anecdotes, including how he tried to kill his mum on his first day on earth, his 'eventful' time at school, and how he always was a hit with the ladies... THE must-have book for Caspar's fans around the world."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Cast Away Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis
    Cast Away Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis
    ISBN: 9781846276156
    Title: Cast Away Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis
    Author: MCDONALD-GIBSON CHARLOTTE

    On April 19th 2015, when over 700 men, women and children perished in the Mediterranean, Europe's leaders were swift with a chorus of outrage and promises of action. But this was a catastrophe which could have been prevented. Since 2011, increasing numbers of people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa have been risking their lives on Europe's sea and land borders to try and forge a better future for their families, but instead of offering sanctuary, EU governments have scaled back life-saving search and rescue operations and refused to overhaul the bloc's inept asylum system. Charlotte McDonald-Gibson has spent years reporting on every aspect of this story, and here she offers a vivid glimpse of the personal dilemmas, pressures, choices and hopes that lie beneath the horrifying headlines. We meet Majid, a Nigerian teenager who exchanged the violence of his homeland for Libya, where he was driven onto a rickety boat during Colonel Gaddafi's brutal crackdown on migrants. Mohammed was studying in Damascus until his name appeared on the draft and his parents urged him to seek safety in Europe. Instead he found himself clinging to a life raft watching his friends drown in the dark waters of the Mediterranean until rescuers finally took the traumatised survivors to Malta, where he remains stranded, unable to work and surrounded by the sea on all sides. Hanan, a mother of four from Syria, is forced to gamble her children's lives on the chance of safety for her family in Europe.While the politicians wrangle over responsibility, and the media talk in statistics, Cast Away brings to life the human consequences of the one of the most urgent humanitarian issues of our time.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet & the Birth of the Information Age
    Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet & the Birth of the Information Age
    ISBN: 9780199931415
    Title: Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet & the Birth of the Information Age
    Author: WRIGHT ALEX

    The dream of universal knowledge hardly started with the digital age. From the archives of Sumeria to the Library of Alexandria, humanity has long wrestled with information overload and management of intellectual output. Revived during the Renaissance and picking up pace in the Enlightenment, the dream grew and by the late nineteenth century was embraced by a number of visionaries who felt that at long last it was within their grasp.
    Among them, Paul Otlet stands out. A librarian by training, he worked at expanding the potential of the catalogue card -- the world's first information chip. From there followed universal libraries and reading rooms, connecting his native Belgium to the world -- by means of vast collections of cards that brought together everything that had ever been put to paper. Recognizing that the rapid acceleration of technology was transforming the world's intellectual landscape, Otlet devoted himself to creating a universal bibliography of all published knowledge. Ultimately totaling more than 12 million individual entries, it would evolve into the Mundaneum, a vast "city of knowledge" that opened its doors to the public in 1921. By 1934, Otlet had drawn up plans for a network of "electric telescopes" that would allow people everywhere to search through books, newspapers, photographs, and recordings, all linked together in what he termed a reseau mondial: a worldwide web. It all seemed possible, almost until the moment when the Nazis marched into Brussels and carted it all away.
    In Cataloging the World, Alex Wright places Otlet in the long continuum of visionaries and pioneers who have dreamed of unifying the world's knowledge, from H.G. Wells and Melvil Dewey to Ted Nelson and Steve Jobs. And while history has passed Otlet by, Wright shows that his legacy persists in today's networked age, where Internet corporations like Google and Twitter play much the same role that Otlet envisioned for the Mundaneum -- as the gathering and distribution channels for the world's intellectual output. In this sense, Cataloging the World is more than just the story of a failed entrepreneur; it is an ongoing story of a powerful idea that has captivated humanity from time immemorial, and that continues to inspire many of us in today's digital age."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Catch Me If You Can
    Catch Me If You Can
    ISBN: 9781863253925
    Title: Catch Me If You Can
    Author: ABAGNALE FRANK W

    Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history.In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one. Known by the police of twenty-six foreign countries and all fifty states as "The Skywayman," Abagnale lived a sumptuous life on the lam-until the law caught up with him.Now recognized as the nation's leading authority on financial foul play, Abagnale is a charming rogue whose hilarious, stranger-than-fiction international escapades, and ingenious escapes-including one from an airplane-make Catch Me If You Can an irresistible tale of deceit.
    The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world'smost sought-after con man wasimmortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio inDreamWorks' feature film.
    "I stole every nickel and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes, and other sensual goodies.I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all the world's most famous beaches."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Catherine of Braganza: Charles II's Restoration Queen
    Catherine of Braganza: Charles II's Restoration Queen
    ISBN: 9781785355691
    Title: Catherine of Braganza: Charles II's Restoration Queen
    Author: WATKINS SARAH-BETH

    Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch's Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not so merry - she put up with the king's many mistresses and continuous plots to remove her from the throne. She lived through times of war, plague and fire. Catherine's marriage saw many trials and tribulations including her inability to produce an heir. Yet Charles supported his queen throughout the Restoration, remaining devoted to her no matter what. Outliving her husband, she ended up back in her home country and spent her final days as queen-regent of Portugal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
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