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Biography: historical, political & military books

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Poacher Wars One Man's Fight to Save Zambia's Elephants by Al Venter Poacher Wars One Man's Fight to Save Zambia's Elephants

The compelling story of a former special forces soldier's decade-long war to protect the last big herd of elephants in Zambia from the poachers and the illegal ivory traders.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2017

Field Marshal The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel by Daniel Allen Butler Field Marshal The Life and Death of Erwin Rommel

A highly-praised biography of the great German general Erwin Rommel. Daniel Butler analyses his character and motives, revealing not only his innovative campaigns but also a complex man.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2017

The Nine Lives of John Ogilby Britain's Master Map Maker and His Secrets by Alan Ereira The Nine Lives of John Ogilby Britain's Master Map Maker and His Secrets

The acclaimed biography of the man who put Britain on the map
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/11/2017

Anne Boleyn Adultery, Heresy, Desire by Amy Licence Anne Boleyn Adultery, Heresy, Desire

THE biography of the most important and enigmatic of Henry VIII's wives.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Edward II the Man A Doomed Inheritance by Stephen Spinks Edward II the Man A Doomed Inheritance

'Where he saw virtue, his contemporaries saw betrayal...What could he possibly have done to make a success of his reign? He was, it seems, doomed by his inheritance.' Historian Ian Mortimer's description of Edward II is the starting point of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

A Matter of Honor Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice by Anthony Summers, Robbyn Swan A Matter of Honor Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Family's Quest for Justice
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On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Tasting Freedom Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America by Daniel R. Biddle, Murray Dubin Tasting Freedom Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America
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Octavius Valentine Catto was an orator who shared stages with Frederick Douglass, a second baseman on Philadelphia's best black baseball team, a teacher at the city's finest black school and an activist who fought in the state capital and on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/11/2017

John Curtin's War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia by John Edwards John Curtin's War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia


Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

Neslishah The Last Ottoman Princess by Murat Bardakc? Neslishah The Last Ottoman Princess

Twice a princess, twice exiled, Neslishah Sultan had an eventful life. When she was born in Istanbul in 1921, cannons were fired in the four corners of the Ottoman Empire, commemorative coins were issued in her name, and her birth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/11/2017

Changing Security Policies in Postwar Japan The Political Biography of Japanese Defense Minister Sakata Michita by Sase Masamori Changing Security Policies in Postwar Japan The Political Biography of Japanese Defense Minister Sakata Michita

This study provides a political biography of Sakata Michita, a major figure in postwar Japanese politics who served as Japan's minister of defense. The author focuses on Sakata's role in forging Japanese defense policy and managing relations with allies and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi by Thomas (Professor of History and International Affairs, University of Aberdeen) Weber Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi
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Becoming Hitler strips away the layers of self-serving myth in Hitler's own account to reveal for the first time the true story of how Adolf Hitler became a Nazi, tracing his rise from awkward, unemployed loner to evil political genius.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

Obama: An Intimate Portrait The Historic Presidency in Photographs (Deluxe) by Pete Souza Obama: An Intimate Portrait The Historic Presidency in Photographs (Deluxe)

SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY PETE SOUZAINCLUDES A SEPARATE 8-BY-10-INCH PRINT OF ONE OF SOUZA'S ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA AND A CLOTHBOUND SLIPCASETHE ULTIMATE CELEBRATION OF THE HISTORIC OBAMA YEARSThis is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Black Elk The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson Black Elk The Life of an American Visionary


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

Obama: An Intimate Portrait The Historic Presidency in Photographs by Pete Souza Obama: An Intimate Portrait The Historic Presidency in Photographs

The definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his Chief White House photographer, presented in an oversize, 12 x10 exquisitely produced format, and featuring a foreword from the President himself.Pete Souza was with President...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt A Political Life by Robert Dallek Franklin D. Roosevelt A Political Life

From the acclaimed author of John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life, the autobiography of one of America's greatest presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt was the only American president ever to serve four terms. He came from the highest echelons of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

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The Politics of Penal Reform Margery Fry and the Howard League by Anne (University of Kent, UK) Logan The Politics of Penal Reform Margery Fry and the Howard League
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In the context of recent media scrutiny on the state of prisons in the UK, the efficacy of incarcerating large numbers of offenders are issues which are rising steadily up the political agenda. In 2016, the Howard League for Penal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2017

Christiaan Barnard The Surgeon Who Dared by David Cooper Christiaan Barnard The Surgeon Who Dared

From humble beginnings as `barefoot boy' from a small town in South Africa, Barnard learned to mix with presidents and prime ministers, with royalty and popes, and embraced the high-life of the jet-set. After becoming the first surgeon to successfully...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Horst Wessel En Biografi by Hanns Heinz Ewers Horst Wessel En Biografi


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/11/2017

Horst Wessel En Biografi by Hanns Heinz Ewers Horst Wessel En Biografi


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/11/2017

Lady Frances Frances Balfour, Aristocrat Suffragist by Joan B. Huffman Lady Frances Frances Balfour, Aristocrat Suffragist

Lady Frances Balfour was connected by birth or marriage to most of the leaders of her era, including Queen Victoria herself. From an early age, encouraged by forward-thinking parents and grandparents, she was interested in the world of politics, and,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Coco Great Lives in Graphic Form by Sophie Collins Coco Great Lives in Graphic Form


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Olmutz to Torgau Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1758-60 by Neil Cogswell Olmutz to Torgau Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1758-60

An extremely detailed history of the Austrian army in the second half of the Seven Years War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Unrecognised by the World at Large A biography of Dr Henry Parsey, Physician to the Hatton Asylum, Warwick by Alastair Robson Unrecognised by the World at Large A biography of Dr Henry Parsey, Physician to the Hatton Asylum, Warwick

The building of asylums throughout the country in the middle of the 19th Century expressly for the pauper mentally ill, who would otherwise have had no means of obtaining any medical care at all for themselves or their family members,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

The Horsekeeper's Daughter by Jane Gulliford Lowes The Horsekeeper's Daughter

A small girl's fascination with a battered old box of letters and photographs from a pioneer family in Queensland leads to the discovery of a tale of industrial unrest in the mining communities of County Durham in the 1880s.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Dior Great Lives in Graphic Form by Liz Flavell Dior Great Lives in Graphic Form


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina The Remarkable Life of the Balkan Napoleon' by Eugenia Russell, Quentin Russell Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina The Remarkable Life of the Balkan Napoleon'
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Charts the rise of Ali Pasha from Albanian brigand leader to a player in world affairs.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Joseph Stalin Images of War by Nigel Blundell, Maurice Crow Joseph Stalin Images of War
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A concise but fully illustrated profile of the twentieth century s most murderous tyrant.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Last Class Coming of Age in the Quiet Revolution by Marc Shell The Last Class Coming of Age in the Quiet Revolution

Marc Shell attended Mount Royal High School (MRHS) in Montreal's sheltered Town of Mount Royal suburb from 1960 to 64, years that corresponded with Quebec's Quiet Revolution, and with the broader international cultural revolution of the decade. This book offers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Maurice Thorez A Biography by John Bulaitis Maurice Thorez A Biography

The only biography of Thorez available in English.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Harriet Tubman for Beginners by Annette (Annette Alston) Alston Harriet Tubman for Beginners


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

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A James Connolly Reader by James Connolly, Mike Davis A James Connolly Reader
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Man Who Created the Middle East A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement by Christopher Simon Sykes The Man Who Created the Middle East A Story of Empire, Conflict and the Sykes-Picot Agreement

At the age of only 36, Sir Mark Sykes was signatory to the Sykes-Picot agreement, one of the most reviled treaties of modern times. A century later, Christopher Sykes' lively biography of his grandfather reassesses his life and work, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Gandhi Pioneer of Nonviolent Action by Naresh Dadhich Gandhi Pioneer of Nonviolent Action

This book offers an in-depth introduction to Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi, who successfully used nonviolent techniques as a political means to achieve the liberation of India from British colonial rule.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Wicked Wit of Prince Philip by Karen Dolby The Wicked Wit of Prince Philip

This joyous and timely book celebrates Prince Philip's supremely wicked wit - from his notorious one-liners to less newsworthy witticisms and wry humour.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Orban Europe's New Strongman by Paul Lendvai Orban Europe's New Strongman

A convincing indictment of the most powerful political figure in the eastern EU ... This is gloves-off political writing at its best.' -- The Financial Times on Hungary (2012)
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Passage Across the Mersey by Robert Bhatia Passage Across the Mersey

The remarkable story of Helen Forrester, author of Twopence to Cross the Mersey, and how she turned tragedy to triumph.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Captain of the Carpathia The seafaring life of Titanic hero Sir Arthur Henry Rostron by Eric L. Clements Captain of the Carpathia The seafaring life of Titanic hero Sir Arthur Henry Rostron

Responding to Titanic's distress calls in the early hours of 15 April 1912, Captain Arthur Rostron raced the Cunard liner Carpathia to the scene of the sinking, rescued the seven hundred survivors of the world's most famous shipwreck and then...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Devil's Bargain Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency by Joshua Green Devil's Bargain Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller. From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson Leonardo Da Vinci

The author of the internationally-acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobsdelivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Unfinished Revolution Sun Yat-Sen and the Struggle for Modern China by Tjio Kayloe The Unfinished Revolution Sun Yat-Sen and the Struggle for Modern China

A comprehensive, new biography on Sun Yat-sen, that details the life, ideas and personality of the Father of Modern China
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Rise of Duterte A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy by Richard Javad Heydarian The Rise of Duterte A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy

This book draws on the extensive literature on populism, democracy, and emerging markets as well as interviews with senior government officials, experts, and journalists in the Philippines and beyond, This book is the first to analyze the significance and implications...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Eleanor Baldwin and the Woman's Point of View New Thought Radicalism in Portland's Progressive Era by Lawrence M. Lipin Eleanor Baldwin and the Woman's Point of View New Thought Radicalism in Portland's Progressive Era

Eleanor Baldwin and the Woman's Point of View is an intellectual biography of a long-forgotten radical female journalist in Portland, whose daily women's columns provide a window into the breadth of intellectual radicalism in Progressive Era journalism. Baldwin was one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Joan of Arc and 'The Great Pity of the Land of France' by Moya Longstaffe Joan of Arc and 'The Great Pity of the Land of France'

The extraordinary story of the Maid placed in the France of her time, presenting her and her contemporaries in all their humanity to the general reader. Who was this notorious and enigmatic country girl, on trial for her life?
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Richard II A True King's Fall by Kathryn Warner Richard II A True King's Fall

A new biography re-examining the complex and fascinating king, whose very humanity saw him deposed from his divine role.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Private Life of Edward IV by John Ashdown-Hill The Private Life of Edward IV

Edward's private world is revealed in this exciting new work by John Ashdown-Hill, author of The Mythology of Richard III
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

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