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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
By Random House
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mpn: 32897762, ean: 9780679456728, isbn: 0679456724,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into Empress of Russia by sheer determination. Possessing a brilliant mind and an insatiable

The Durrells of Corfu
By Profile Books Ltd
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ean: 9781781257883, isbn: 1781257884,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its TV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left? The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments.

My Silent War: The Autobiography of a Spy
By imusti
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ean: 9780375759833, isbn: 0375759832,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H.A.R. “Kim” Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the British establishment, Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940, rose to the head of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as MI6’s liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians, fatally compromising covert actions to roll back the Iron Curtain in the early years of the Cold

Churchill and War
By Brand: Bloomsbury Academic
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ean: 9781852854645, isbn: 1852854642,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
Winston Churchill saved Britain and Europe by his incomparable leadership in the Second World War. His involvement in war, however, stretched over a far longer period and was one of the main themes of his long life. Cavalryman at Omdurman, infantry colonel in the trenches, First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as wartime Prime Minister, he wrote copiously about combat as a war correspondent, journalist and historian. Personally brave, he was both excited and repelled by war, and was a powerful

Churchill: The Power of Words
By Da Capo Press
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mpn: 24 pages b/w photos, ean: 9780306821974, isbn: 9780306821974,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews
A collection of the best and most quoted speeches and writings of Nobel Prize-winner Winston Churchill Winston Churchill knew the power of words. In speeches, books, and articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. His wartime writings and speeches have fascinated generation after generation with their powerful narrative style and thoughtful reflection.Martin Gilbert, Churchill's official biographer, has chosen passages that express the essence of Churchill's

Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began
By Pantheon
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mpn: 1737609, ean: 9780679748403, isbn: 0679748407,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
Now in a paperback boxed set, the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel acclaimed as “the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust” (Wall Street Journal) and “the first masterpiece in comic book history” (The New Yorker).A brutally moving work of art—widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written—Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing

Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris (Random House Large Print)
By Random House Large Print
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780804194853, isbn: 0804194858,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II.The leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the

Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind
By Harper
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ean: 9780060517601, isbn: 0060517603,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
An engrossing dual biography and fascinating intellectual history that examines two of the greatest minds of European history—Erasmus of Rotterdam and Martin Luther—whose heated rivalry gave rise to two enduring, fundamental, and often colliding traditions of philosophical and religious thought.Erasmus was the leading figure of the Northern Renaissance. At a time when Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael were revolutionizing Western art and culture, Erasmus was helping to transform

Isabella: The Warrior Queen
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mpn: 8 Pp Colour, ean: 9780307742162, isbn: 0307742164,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.In 1474, when most women were almost powerless, twenty-three-year-old Isabella defied a hostile brother and a mercurial husband to seize control of Castile and León. Her subsequent feats were legendary. She ended a

Julius Caesar : The Roman General and Dictator Who Was Loved By His People - Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books
By Baby Professor
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ean: 9781541911888, isbn: 1541911881,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Julius Caesar may have been a “dictator” but he was deeply loved by his people. Why is that? How come a Roman general and dictator is well loved by everyone in the nation? This biography book will allow you to really know Julius Caesar and understand why he was loved. There are a lot of lessons to learn from this biography book. Start learning today!.

Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World
By Brand: Beacon Press, Boston
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ean: 9780807070734, isbn: 0807070734,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
Named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 1996One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric

Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War
By Stackpole Books
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ean: 9780811719674, isbn: 0811719677,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 52 reviews
A Renowned Historian Gives New Perspective on Statesmen at WarLewis E. Lehrman, a renowned historian and National Humanities Medal winner, gives new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen—and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survivalAbraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, as commanders in chief, led their nations to victory—Lincoln in the Civil War, Churchill in World War II. They became revered leaders—statesmen for all time. Yet these two

The Impostor: A True Story
By Knopf
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ean: 9781524732813, isbn: 1524732818,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 118 reviews
From the award-winning author of Soldiers of Salamis, a propulsive and riveting narrative investigation into an infamous fraud: a man who has been lying his entire life.Who is Enric Marco? An elderly man in his nineties, living in Barcelona, a Holocaust survivor who gave hundreds of speeches, granted dozens of interviews, received important national honors, and even moved government officials to tears. But in May 2005, Marco was exposed as a fraud: he was never in a Nazi concentration camp. The

Caesar: Life of a Colossus
By Yale University Press
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mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780300126891, isbn: 0300126891,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of the great Roman emperor’s life, Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor’s accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters during which he was high priest of an exotic cult, captive of pirates, seducer not only of Cleopatra but also of the wives of his two main political rivals, and rebel condemned by his own country. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of

God's Bestseller: William Tyndale, Thomas More, and the Writing of the English Bible---A Story of Martyrdom and Betrayal
By St. Martin's Press
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ean: 9780312314866, isbn: 0312314868,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
The English Bible---the mot familiar book in our language---is the product of a man who was exiled, vilified, betrayed, then strangled, then burnt.William Tyndale left England in 1524 to translate the word of God into English. This was heresy, punishable by death. Sir Thomas More, hailed as a saint and a man for all seasons, considered it his divine duty to pursue Tyndale. He did so with an obsessive ferocity that, in all probability, led to Tyndale's capture and death.The words that Tyndale

The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander
By Anchor Books
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ean: 9781400079674, isbn: 9781400079674,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews
Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander, widely considered the most authoritative history of the brilliant leader’s great conquests, is the latest addition to the acclaimed Landmark series.  After twelve years of hard-fought campaigns, Alexander the Great controlled a vast empire that was bordered by the Adriatic sea to the west and modern-day India to the east. Arrian, himself a military commander, combines his firsthand experience of battle with material from Ptolemy’s memoirs and other

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe
By PublicAffairs
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ean: 9781610398466, isbn: 1610398467,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted the most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother.As her reign approached its sixth decade, Queen Victoria's grandchildren numbered over thirty, and to maintain and increase British royal power, she was determined to maneuver them into a series of dynastic marriages with the royal houses of Europe.Yet for all their apparent obedience, her grandchildren often had plans of their own, fueled by strong

Leonardo da Vinci
By Simon & Schuster
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ean: 9781501139161, isbn: 1501139169,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” (San Francisco Chronicle) in a

The Riviera Set: Glitz, Glamour, and the Hidden World of High Society
By Pegasus Books
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ean: 9781681775159, isbn: 1681775158,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews
The author of the bestselling The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family brings her trademark brio and relish to the charming and fascinating world of the Château de l'Horizon on the French RivieraThe Riviera Set reveals the story of the group of people who lived, partied, bed-hopped and politicked at the Château de l'Horizon near Cannes, over the course of forty years from the time when Coco Chanel made southern French tans fashionable in the twenties to the death of the playboy Prince Aly

The Romanovs: The Final Chapter (Modern Library)
By Brand: Modern Library
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ean: 9780679645634, isbn: 0679645632,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie—also available are Peter the Great and Nicholas and AlexandraIn July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains, where were the bones of the two younger

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