• #girlboss
    #girlboss
    ISBN: 9780241181041
    Title: #girlboss
    Author: AMORUSO SOPHIA

    THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn tfashion it was a stolen book. She spent her teenshitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpsterdiving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself toemployment, but was still broke, directionless, andworking a mediocre day job she d taken for thehealth insurance.
    It was there that Sophia decided to start sellingvintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is thefounder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer withmore than 350 employees. Sophia s never been atypical CEO, or a typical anything, and she s written#GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seekinga unique path to success, even when that path iswinding as all hell and lined with naysayers.
    #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia s story, yet isinfinitely bigger than Sophia. It s deeply personalyet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls( You are not a special snowflake ), cunning andfrank observations ( Failure is your invention ), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal smeteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground.It proves that being successful isn t about how popularyou were in high school or where you went tocollege (if you went to college). Rather, success isabout trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
    A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. . She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly.
    As Sophia writes, I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don t ever grow up. Don t become a bore. Don t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let s do this. "

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • & I'd Do It Again
    & I'd Do It Again
    ISBN: 9781784979867
    Title: & I'd Do It Again
    Author: CROCKER AIMEE

    Aimee Crocker was an heiress to gold and railroad fortunes and a daughter of Judge Edwin B. Crocker (1818-1875), legal counsel for the Central Pacific Railroad, Justice of the California Supreme Court in 1865 and founder of the Crocker Art Museum. Her father was a brother of Charles Crocker, one of the "big four" California railroad barons. Aimee had a tale or two to tell. Aside from lavish parties, husbands, and lovers, she traveled widely throughout Asia. She tells of escaping headhunters in Borneo, poisoning in Hong Kong, and avoiding murder by servants in Shanghai. While away, she was christened Princess Palaikalani Bliss of Heaven by King David Kalakaua, the last king of Hawaii, and then Princess Galitzine when she wed her fifth and final husband, Prince Mstislav Galitzine. This is her autobiography, first published in 1936.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • & the Band Played On
    & the Band Played On
    ISBN: 9781444707960
    Title: & the Band Played On
    Author: WARD CHRISTOPHER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 1000:1 Odds Memoir of a World War 2 Childhood
    1000:1 Odds Memoir of a World War 2 Childhood
    ISBN: 9781461169710
    Title: 1000:1 Odds Memoir of a World War 2 Childhood
    Author: KUBICEK PETER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • 1001 Australian Nights
    1001 Australian Nights
    ISBN: 9780980790436
    Title: 1001 Australian Nights
    Author: GRANEY DAVE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 127 Hours
    127 Hours
    ISBN: 9781849833905
    Title: 127 Hours
    Author: RALSTON AVON

    On Sunday April 27, 2003, 27-year old Aron Ralston set off for a day's hiking in the Utah canyons. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, a seasoned climber, figured he'd hike for a few hours and then head off to work. 40 miles from the nearest paved road, he found himself on top of an 800-pound boulder. As he slid down and off of the boulder it shifted, trapping his right hand against the canyon wall. No one knew where he was; he had little water; he wasn't dressed correctly; and the boulder wasn't going anywhere. He remained trapped for five days in the canyon: hypothermic at night, de-hydrated and hallucinating by day. Finally, he faced the most terrible decision of his life: braking the bones in his wrist by snapping them against the boulder, he hacked through the skin, and finally succeeded in amputating his right hand and wrist. The ordeal, however, was only beginning. He still faced a 60-foot rappell to freedom, and a walk of several hours back to his car - along the way, he miraculously met a family of hikers, and with his arms tourniqued, and blood-loss almost critical, they heard above them the whir of helicopter blades; just in time, Aron was rescued and rushed to hospital. Since that day, Aron has had a remarkable recovery. He is back out on the mountains, with an artificial limb; he speaks to select groups on his ordeal and rescue; and amazingly, he is upbeat, positive, and an inspiration to all who meet him. This is the account of those five days, of the years that led up to them, and where he goes from here. It is narrative non-fiction at its most compelling.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 1599: a Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
    1599: a Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
    ISBN: 9780571214815
    Title: 1599: a Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
    Author: SHAPIRO JAMES

    An intimate life of Shakespeare and his age, following him through a single year that changed not only his fortunes but the course of literature
    How did Shakespeare go from being a talented writer of comedies and histories to become one of the greatest writers of tragedies who ever lived? In this one exhilarating year we follow what he reads and writes, what he saw and who he worked with as he rebuilds the Globe theatre and writes four of his most famous plays - Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It and, most remarkably, Hamlet.

    James Shapiro illuminates both Shakespeare's staggering achievement and what Elizabethans experienced in the course of 1599: sending off an army to crush an Irish rebellion, weathering an Armada threat from Spain, gambling in a fledgling East India Company, and waiting to see who would succeed their ageing and childless Queen.

    This book brings the news, intrigue and flavour of the times together with wonderful detail about how Shakespeare worked as a showman, businessman and playwright, to create an exceptionally immediate and gripping account of a fascinating and inspiring moment in history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 17 Carnations: the Windsors, the Nazis & the Cover-up
    17 Carnations: the Windsors, the Nazis & the Cover-up
    ISBN: 9781782434566
    Title: 17 Carnations: the Windsors, the Nazis & the Cover-up
    Author: MORTON ANDREW

    The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication in order to marry the divorcée, has provoked fascination and discussion for decades. However, the full story of the couple's links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has until now remained untold.Meticulously researched, 17 Carnations chronicles this entanglement, starting with Hitler's early attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman. While the German foreign minister sent Simpson seventeen carnations daily, each one representing a night they had spent together, she and the Duke of Windsor corresponded regularly with the German elite. Known to be pro-German sympathizers, the couple became embroiled in a conspiracy to install Edward as a puppet king after the Allies were defeated. After the war, the Duke's letters were hidden in a German castle that had fallen to American soldiers. They were then suppressed for years, as the British establishment attempted to cover up this connection between the House of Windsor and Hitler. Drawing on FBI documents, material from the German and British Royal Archives, and the personal correspondence of Churchill, Truman, Eisenhower and the Windsors themselves, 17 Carnations reveals the whole fascinating story, throwing sharp new light on a dark chapter of history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • 2am Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure
    2am Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure
    ISBN: 9781863958493
    Title: 2am Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure
    Author: LEVY JON

    They say nothing good happens after 2AM. But have they played Jenga with an intoxicated Kiefer Sutherland, run with the bulls in Pamplona, or navigated Greenwich Village by shopping cart?

    It's another Saturday night at your local bar. The lights flicker on and off. 2:00 AM again. Time to slink home? Or time to get started on a new adventure? The 2AM Principle will be your inspiration—and guide—to living life to the fullest.

    Adventures don't happen by accident—just ask Levy. Once a high school geek, Jon is now an established brand strategist, consultant and creator of the EPIC Model of Adventure, a breakthrough four-step process (Establish, Push Boundaries, Increase, Continue) for creating an unforgettable night—from assembling the right team and picking the best mission, to the finer points of party conversation, and the proper technique for scaling a wall. The only rule? Nothing good happens after 2AM—except the most epic experiences of your life.

    The 2AM Principle is packed with amazing tales—both outrageous and touching—from Levy's adventures: his improbable triumphs, inspiring failures, and life-changing lessons. With the brainy enthusiasm of a TED Talk and the life-hacking zeal of Timothy Ferriss's The 4-Hour Work Week, this book will resonate with anyone looking to live more fully—and adventurously.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 365 Nights a Memory of Intimacy
    365 Nights a Memory of Intimacy
    ISBN: 9781741964240
    Title: 365 Nights a Memory of Intimacy
    Author: MULLER CHARLA

    When Charla Muller's husband turned 40, she gave him something memorable. Sex. Every day. For an entire year. The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low on their to-do list. The lack of intimacy wasn't causing them to drift apart, but their connection didn't seem as great as it could be. Charla decided she couldn't go on pretending the relationship they once had wasn't important. The couple would embark on a year of scheduled sex, falling over Tonka trucks and piles of laundry in an effort to make time for each other. There were obstacles along the way (work implosions, faking it) and questions came to light. Will sex every day strengthen a marriage, or reveal the cracks? Pull a couple together or drive them apart? Does good sex (even mediocre sex) make up for things that aren't so good? And what happens when you'd just rather not?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 438 Days: an Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
    438 Days: an Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
    ISBN: 9781509800193
    Title: 438 Days: an Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
    Author: FRANKLIN JONATHAN

    Declared the best survival book in a decade by "Outside Magazine," " 438 Days" is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.
    On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port.
    Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles.
    A gripping saga, ("Daily Mail"), "438 Days" is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, "438 Days" is not only an intense, immensely absorbing read ("Booklist") but an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 44 Things My Year at Home
    44 Things My Year at Home
    ISBN: 9781843545521
    Title: 44 Things My Year at Home
    Author: GUNN KIRSTY

    'In 44 Things' Kirsty Gunn celebrates marriage, friendship and motherhood. She presents a mosaic of personal reflections written over the course of one year in moments stolen from the vibrant and chaotic world that inspired them.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories
    80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories
    ISBN: 9781444769630
    Title: 80 Not Out My Favourite Cricket Memories
    Author: BIRD DICKIE

    Dickie Bird remains the most famous umpire of them all and is still highly respected throughout the world. Here, as he approaches his 80th birthday, he recalls the highlights of his life in cricket, while also providing an insight into what he has been up to since his retirement.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Abraham Lincoln: a Life
    Abraham Lincoln: a Life
    ISBN: 9780143114758
    Title: Abraham Lincoln: a Life
    Author: KENEALLY TOM

    The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincoln's story is at the very heart of American history. But who was he, really? In this outstanding biography, award-winning author Thomas Keneally follows Lincoln from his impoverished birth through his education and presidency. From the development of his political philosophy to his troubled family life and his actions during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of a pivotal figure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Account of My Life
    Account of My Life
    ISBN: 9781877577901
    Title: Account of My Life
    Author: KOOL AART


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    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage
    Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage
    ISBN: 9781554811557
    Title: Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage
    Author: JOHNSON SAMUEL


    The Life of Mr Richard Savagewas the first important book by a then-unknown Grub Street hack, Samuel Johnson. Richard Savage (1697–1743) was a poet, playwright, and satirist who claimed to be the illegitimate son of a late earl and to have been denied his inheritance and viciously persecuted by his mother. He was urbane, charming, a brilliant conversationalist, but also irresponsible and impulsive. His role in a tavern brawl almost led him to the gallows, though his life was saved by an eleventh-hour pardon by the King. Over time he attracted many supporters, practically all of whom he managed to alienate by the time of his death in a debtors' prison in Bristol. Johnson, who had been friends with Savage for a little over a year, drew on published documents and his own memories of Savage to produce one of the first great English biographies.


    The edition is supplemented by other writings by Johnson, a selection of Savage's prose and verse, contemporary and posthumous responses to Savage and to Johnson's biography, and selections by Johnson's first two major biographers, John Hawkins and James Boswell.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Acorn
    Acorn
    ISBN: 9780349005034
    Title: Acorn
    Author: ONO YOKO

    "It's nearly 50 years ago that my book of conceptual instructions Grapefruit was first published. In these pages I'm picking up where I left off. After each day of sharing the instructions you should feel free to question, discuss, and/or report what your mind tells you. I'm just planting the seeds. Have fun." -Yoko OnoLegendary avant-garde icon Yoko Ono has inspired generations of artists and performers. In Acorn, she offers enchanting and thought-provoking exercises that open our eyes-and all of our senses-to more creative and mindful ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we cohabit. Throughout this beautifully designed book are 100 black-and-white line drawings by Yoko. Like this legendary woman herself, the book is wildly original, stimulating, and hard to label: Call it purposeful play, call it brain poetry, call it guided motivation, call it Zen-like incantations, call it whatever you want. But read it. Acorn may change the way you experience the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Across Many Mountains: the Extraordinary Story of Three Generations of Women in Tibet
    Across Many Mountains: the Extraordinary Story of Three Generations of Women in Tibet
    ISBN: 9780099546030
    Title: Across Many Mountains: the Extraordinary Story of Three Generations of Women in Tibet
    Author: BRAUEN YANGZOM

    Kusang never thought she would leave Tibet. Growing up in a remote mountain village, she married a monk and gave birth to two children. But then the Chinese army invaded, and their peaceful lives were destroyed forever. Thousands were tortured, prison camps were set up and Kusang's monastery was destroyed. The family were forced to flee across the Himalayas in the depths of winter, battling cold, fear, starvation and exhaustion. It took a month to reach India, where they were then passed from one refugee camp to another, all the while fighting hunger and disease. Kusang's husband and her younger child died, but somehow Kusang and her daughter Sonam survived. In Across Many Mountains Sonam's daughter, Yangzom, born in safety in Switzerland, has written the story of her inspirational mother and grandmother's fight for survival, and their lives in exile. It is an extraordinary story of determination, love and endurance.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Action: a Not Embarrassing Guide to Love & Sex
    Action: a Not Embarrassing Guide to Love & Sex
    ISBN: 9781455534494
    Title: Action: a Not Embarrassing Guide to Love & Sex
    Author: SPIEGEL AMY ROSE

    With whip-smart prose, reminiscent of Roxane Gay and Meghan Daum, ACTION interweaves Spiegel's own sexual autobiography with loving advice on one-night stands, relationships, and everything in between.
    ACTION is a book about sex that people won't feel embarrassed about owning. There are absolutely zero provocatively shaped fruit on the cover, for one. In ACTION, Amy Rose Spiegel exhorts you to trust yourself and be respectful of others--and to have the best possible time doing the things you search for on the Internet, except in reality. The book covers consent, safety, group sex, gender, and the best breakfast to make for a one-night stand.
    Spiegel also includes dissections of threesomes, how to pick people up without being a skeezer, celibacy as a display of autonomy, and, of course, how to clean your room in 10 minutes if a devastatingly lovely side-piece is about to stop by. All told, ACTION totally doesn't think it's weird that you want to try that thing together. In fact, ACTION is very into it.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Adam Smith: an Enlightened Life
    Adam Smith: an Enlightened Life
    ISBN: 9780140287288
    Title: Adam Smith: an Enlightened Life
    Author: PHILLIPSON NICHOLAS

    Adam Smith is celebrated all over the world as the author of The Wealth of Nations and the founder of modern economics. A few of his ideas – such as the ‘Invisible Hand’ of the market - have become icons of the modern world. Yet Smith saw himself primarily as a philosopher rather than an economist, and would never have predicted that the ideas for which he is now best known were his most important. This book, by one of the leading scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment, shows the extent to which The Wealth of Nations and Smith’s other great work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, were part of a larger scheme to establish a grand ‘Science of Man’, one of the most ambitious projects of the European Enlightenment, which was to encompass law, history and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics.Nicholas Phillipson reconstructs Smith’s intellectual ancestry and formation, of which he gives a radically new and convincing account. He shows Smith's interactions with the rapidly changing and subtly different intellectual and commercial cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh as they entered the great years of the Scottish Enlightenment. Above all he explains how far Smith’s ideas developed in dialogue with those of his closest friend, the other titan of the age, David Hume. This superb biography is now the one book which anyone interested in the founder of economics must read.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Adams Women Abigail & Louisa Adams Their Sisters & Daughters
    Adams Women Abigail & Louisa Adams Their Sisters & Daughters
    ISBN: 9780674004108
    Title: Adams Women Abigail & Louisa Adams Their Sisters & Daughters
    Author: NAGEL PAUL C


    From his vast storehouse of knowledge about the Adams family. Nagelpulls out the feminine threads of that tapestry to write all about the Adams women, from Abigail to daughter Nabby, from Louisa Catherine Adams, wife of John Quincy, to Clover Adams, wife of Henry, with others making more than cameo appearances. They all lived exceptional, if not extraordinary, lives, in different ways.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Admiral Benbow the Life & Times of a Naval Legend
    Admiral Benbow the Life & Times of a Naval Legend
    ISBN: 9781849160377
    Title: Admiral Benbow the Life & Times of a Naval Legend
    Author: WILLIS SAM

    Admiral John Benbow was an English naval hero, a fighting sailor of ruthless methods but indomitable courage. Benbow was a man to be reckoned with. In 1702, however, when Benbow engaged a French squadron off the Spanish main, other ships in his squadron failed to support him. His leg shattered by a cannon-ball, Benbow fought on - but to no avail: the French escaped and the stricken Benbow succumbed to his wounds. When the story of his 'Last Fight' reached England, there was an outcry. Two of the captains who had abandoned him were court-martialled and shot; 'Brave Benbow' was elevated from national hero to national legend, his valour immortalized in broadsheet and folksong: ships were named after him; Tennyson later fêted him in verse; in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, the tavern where Jim Hawkins and his mother live is called 'The Admiral Benbow'. For the very first time, Sam Willis tells the extraordinary story of Admiral Benbow through an age of dramatic change, from his birth under Cromwell's Commonwealth; to service under the restored Stuart monarchy; to the Glorious Revolution of 1688; to the French wars of Louis XIV; and finally to the bitter betrayal of 1702. The Admiral Benbow covers all aspects of seventeenth century naval life in richly vivid detail, from strategy and tactics to health and discipline. But Benbow also worked in the Royal Dockyards, lived in Samuel Evelyn's House, knew Peter the Great, helped to found the first naval hospital, and helped to build the first offshore lighthouse. The second volume in the Hearts of Oak trilogy, from one of Britain's most exciting young historians, The Admiral Benbow is a gripping and detailed account of the making of a naval legend.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, & King - the 5-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, & King - the 5-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    ISBN: 9780316097840
    Title: Admirals Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, & King - the 5-star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    Author: BORNEMAN WALTER

    How history's only five-star admirals triumphed in World War II and made the United States the world's dominant sea power.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    ISBN: 9781473664401
    Title: Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Author: ATTENBOROUGH DAVID


    In 1954, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC. His name was David Attenborough, and the programme, Zoo Quest, not only heralded the start of a remarkable career in broadcasting, but changed the way we viewed the natural world forever.


    Written with his trademark wit and charm, Zoo Quest is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    ISBN: 9781473664968
    Title: Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Author: ATTENBOROUGH DAVID


    In 1954, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC.


    This is the story of those voyages. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team battled with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions. The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.


    Written with his trademark wit and charm, Zoo Quest is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Africa: My Passion
    Africa: My Passion
    ISBN: 9781908129451
    Title: Africa: My Passion
    Author: HOFMANN CORINNE

    In an exquisite personal pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, author of the global bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to uncover the heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of unforgettable people and places.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • African Apocalypse: the Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-century South African Prophet
    African Apocalypse: the Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-century South African Prophet
    ISBN: 9780896802087
    Title: African Apocalypse: the Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, a Twentieth-century South African Prophet
    Author: EDGAR ROBERT R; SAPIRE HILARY (CONTRIBUTION BY)

    The devastating influenza epidemic of 1918 ripped through southern Africa. In its aftermath, revivalist and millenarian movements sprouted. Prophets appeared bearing messages of resistance, redemption, and renewal. African Apocalypse: The Story of Nontetha Nkwenkwe, A Twentieth-Century Prophet is the remarkable story of one such prophet, a middle-aged Xhosa woman named Nontetha. After surviving the deadly virus, Nontetha proclaimed that a series of dreams revealed to her that the influenza had been a punishment from God. Consequently, she embarked on a mission to reform her society.

    She imposed numerous prohibitions and rules on her followers. In a parallel movement, in 1919, millenarian Israelites congregated in the holy village of Ntabelanga, 100 miles north of Nontetha's area, to await the end of the world. In May 1921, police killed nearly 200 Israelites near Queenstown in a showdown over attempts to expel the settlers.

    Accused of sedition by an alarmed government, Nontetha was committed to Fort Beaufort Mental Hospital in 1922. On Nontetha's death in 1935, officials buried her in an unmarked pauper's grave. In 1997, Edgar and Sapire located Nontetha's grave. Of Edgar's efforts to return Nontetha to her home, the New York Times said, "One would not expect, perhaps, that a mild-mannered professor from Howard University would turn out to be the Indiana Jones of South Africa."

    African Apocalypse touches on a variety of themes, including African Christianity, gender, protest, the social history of madness, and the engagement of professional historians in contemporary issues.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • After Auschwitz: a Story of Heartbreak & Survival by the Step-sister of Anne Frank
    After Auschwitz: a Story of Heartbreak & Survival by the Step-sister of Anne Frank
    ISBN: 9781444760712
    Title: After Auschwitz: a Story of Heartbreak & Survival by the Step-sister of Anne Frank
    Author: SCHLOSS EVA

    Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her. When Auschwitz was liberated, Eva and Fritzi began the long journey home. They searched desperately for Eva's father and brother, from whom they had been separated. The news came some months later. Tragically, both men had been killed. Before the war, in Amsterdam, Eva had become friendly with a young girl called Anne Frank. Though their fates were very different, Eva's life was set to be entwined with her friend's for ever more, after her mother Fritzi married Anne's father Otto Frank in 1953. This is a searingly honest account of how an ordinary person survived the Holocaust. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be. But this is also an exploration of what happened next, of Eva's struggle to live with herself after the war and to continue the work of her step-father Otto, ensuring that the legacy of Anne Frank is never forgotten.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • After Auschwitz: My Memories of Otto & Anne Frank - a Story of Survival
    After Auschwitz: My Memories of Otto & Anne Frank - a Story of Survival
    ISBN: 9781444760699
    Title: After Auschwitz: My Memories of Otto & Anne Frank - a Story of Survival
    Author: SCHLOSS EVA

    The story of Anne Frank's step-sister, and her struggle for survival in Auschwitz and beyond.

    Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fifteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her.

    When Auschwitz was liberated, Eva and Fritzi began the long journey home. They searched desperately for Eva's father and brother, from whom they had been separated. The news came some months later. Tragically, both men had been killed.

    Before the war, in Amsterdam, Eva had become friendly with a young girl called Anne Frank. Though their fates were very different, Eva's life was set to be entwined with her friend's for ever more, after her mother Fritzi married Anne's father Otto Frank in 1953.

    This is a searingly honest account of how and ordinary person survived the Holocaust. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be.

    But this is also an exploration of what happened next, of Eva's struggle to live with herself after the war and to continue the work of her step-father Otto, ensuring that the legacy of Anne Frank is never forgotten.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • After Camelot: a Personal History of the Kennedy Family--1968 to the Present
    After Camelot: a Personal History of the Kennedy Family--1968 to the Present
    ISBN: 9780446564649
    Title: After Camelot: a Personal History of the Kennedy Family--1968 to the Present
    Author: TARABORRELLI J RANDY

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot, comes an engrossing and revealing portrait of the next generation of Kennedys - now with a new chapter.

    For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys - their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. In this ambitious and sweeping account, J. Randy Taraborrelli continues the family chronicle begun with his bestselling Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot." He describes the challenges Bobby's children faced as they grew into adulthood; Eunice and Sargent Shriver's remarkable philanthropic work; the sudden death of JFK JR; and the stoicism and grace of his sister Caroline. He also brings into clear focus the complex and intriguing story of Ted Kennedy and shows how he influenced the sensibilities of the next generation and challenged them to uphold the Kennedy name. Based on extensive research, including hundreds of exclusive interviews, After Camelot captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known. With this book, Taraborrelli takes readers on an epic journey as he unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous -- and controversial -- family.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • After Hitler
    After Hitler
    ISBN: 9781848544956
    Title: After Hitler
    Author: JONES MICHAEL

    On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Dönitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story. After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • After Perfect: a Daughter's Memoir
    After Perfect: a Daughter's Memoir
    ISBN: 9780857985729
    Title: After Perfect: a Daughter's Memoir
    Author: MCDOWELL CHRISTINA

    The other side of The Wolf of Wall Street story by a daughter whose father destroyed his family. Christina McDowell's unflinching memoir is a brutally honest, cautionary tale about one family's destruction in the wake of the Wall Street implosion. Christina McDowell had to change her name to be legally extricated from the trail of chaos her father, Tom Prousalis, left in the wake of his arrest and subsequent imprisonment as one of the guilty players sucked into the collateral fallout of Jordan Belfort (the "Wolf of Wall Street"). Christina worshipped her father and the seemingly perfect life they lived...a life she finds out was built on lies. Christina's family, as is typically the case, had no idea what was going on. Nineteen-year-old Christina drove her father to jail while her mother dissolved in denial. Since then, Christina's life has been decimated. As her family floundered in rehab, depression, homelessness, and loss, Christina succumbed to the grip of alcohol, drugs, and promiscuity before finding catharsis in the most unlikely of places. From the bucolic affluence of suburban Washington, DC, to the A-list clubs and seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, this provocative memoir unflinchingly describes the harsh realities of a fall from grace. Full of nineties nostalgia and access to the inner circles of the Washingtonian societal elite, Christina McDowell's beautiful memoir is a Blue Jasmine story from a daughter's perspective.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • After Romulus
    After Romulus
    ISBN: 9781921758782
    Title: After Romulus
    Author: GAITA RAIMOND

    In 1998, Raimond Gaita's Romulus, My Father was first published-the story of his father who came to Australia from Europe with his young wife Christine and their four-year-old son after the end of the Second World War. In the isolated landscape of country Victoria, Christine succumbed to mental illness, and a series of tragedies befell the family. Described as 'a profound meditation on love and death, madness and truth, judgment and compassion', Romulus, My Father became an instant classic. Now, thirteen years later, and four years after the release of the film, Raimond Gaita has put together this collection in which he reflects on the writing of the book, the making of the film, his relationship to the desolate beauty of the central Victorian landscape, the philosophies that underpinned his father's relationship to the world and, most movingly, the presence and absence of his mother and his unassuaged longing for her.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • After Tehran a Life Reclaimed
    After Tehran a Life Reclaimed
    ISBN: 9780143175711
    Title: After Tehran a Life Reclaimed
    Author: NEMAT MARINA

    In the international bestseller "Prisoner of Tehran," Marina Nemat chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in Iran's notorious Evin prison at the age of sixteen. Yet her journey was far from over.

    "After Tehran" is a moving account of Nemat's struggle to overcome her past and break the silence about her detainment. Following her escape from Iran, she builds a new life in Canada with her husband and infant son. But Nemat is haunted by survivor's guilt. She feels increasingly compelled to speak out about what happened to her in prison, even if it means revealing the painful secrets she'd much rather forget. As her riveting story eventually becomes a bestselling book, Nemat's life is forever changed. She gains the strength to confront her past, re-engage with her distant father, and emerge from the emotional ravages.

    Her story is one of courage and recovery, an amazing tale of resilience written by a truly inspiring woman.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00

    $39.00
  • After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    ISBN: 9780143119852
    Title: After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    Author: GILDINER CATHERINE

    A hilarious and moving follow-up to The New York Times bestselling Too Close to the Falls.

    Catherine Gildiner shares the next chapter in a story that has already captivated many readers. It's 1960, and twelve-year-old Cathy McClure has just been thrown out of Catholic school for filling the holy water font with vodka. Hoping to give her a fresh start, Cathy's parents leave behind small-town Niagara Falls for suburban Buffalo. There, as the quaint world of 1950s America recedes into history, Cathy dives headfirst into the tumultuous new decade. But when tragedy strikes at home, Cathy-vandal, HoJo hostess, and civil rights demonstrator-must take on her most challenging role yet.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

    $31.00
  • Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
    Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
    ISBN: 9781571746948
    Title: Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death
    Author: KAGAN ANNE

    In 2004, bad boy Billy Fingers Cohen, a homeless small-time drug dealer and addict in a state of drug induced euphoria ran into a busy intersection and was killed instantly by a speeding automobile. He left behind a grieving sister, a successful songwriter and chiropractor. For weeks she struggled with grief and tried to make sense of Billy's seemingly wasted life and tragic death. And then, the unexpected happened. Billy began to communicate with her from the other side. This book tells her story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Aftermath on Marriage & Separation
    Aftermath on Marriage & Separation
    ISBN: 9780571277650
    Title: Aftermath on Marriage & Separation
    Author: CUSK RACHEL


    In 2003, Rachel Cusk published A Life's Work, her provocative and startlingly funny memoir of the cataclysm of motherhood, and launched debates that continue to this day. Now, in her most relevant work yet, Cusk offers an intimate exploration of divorce and its tremendous impact on the lives of women--and discovers opportunity as well as pain.


    An unflinching chronicle of the upheaval of her own recent separation, Aftermath is also a vivid study of divorce's complex place in our society. With candor as fearless as it is affecting, Rachel Cusk maps a transformative chapter of her life with wit and acuity, and in a way that will help us understand our own.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Agent Fifi & Wartime Honeytrap Spies
    Agent Fifi & Wartime Honeytrap Spies
    ISBN: 9781445646503
    Title: Agent Fifi & Wartime Honeytrap Spies
    Author: O'CONNOR BERNARD

    Very Special Agent Fifi was described as 'one of the most expert liars in the world'. Employed by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), Churchill's wartime spook organisation, her job was to entrap trainee agents and test their mettle in the field.Kept secret for seventy-five years, her existence long treated as a myth, Fifi's files were declassified in 2014 and her identity revealed. She was Marie Chilver, a half-Latvian, half-British escapee from occupied Europe. Marie's extraordinary story reveals the inner workings of Britain's secret services and the lengths the SOE would go to in equipping their agents for their highly dangerous espionage work in Nazi-dominated Europe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Agent Michael Trotobas & Soe in Northern France
    Agent Michael Trotobas & Soe in Northern France
    ISBN: 9781473851634
    Title: Agent Michael Trotobas & Soe in Northern France
    Author: KENT STEWART & NICHOLAS NICK


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Air Kiss & Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-up Doll
    Air Kiss & Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-up Doll
    ISBN: 9781743310885
    Title: Air Kiss & Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-up Doll
    Author: DAWSON CHARLOTTE & THORNELY JO

    The hilarious and refreshingly honest memoir that tracks the highs and lows of the star of Celebrity Apprentice and Next Top Model. Air Kiss and Tell: Memoirs of a Blow-Up Doll is a book that shows us that things that are sparkly, glamorous and smooth on the outside can often be a little dark, awkward and unexpectedly windy on the inside. Sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious, Charlotte Dawson recalls some of the more noteworthy stories of her life so far - her career, her love life, her changeable relationship with the media and her least well-thought-out horse riding experience. Whatever you think your life is going to be like and however carefully you plan it, the white picket fences you expect can sometimes stick it to you right between the palings. From modelling in Milan to sneaking empty wine bottles into the recycling bin, Charlotte has run the gamut of life experiences - some familiar, some ridiculous, and some blown suddenly off her balcony wearing nothing but a moustache and a smile. As these stories show, you can survive almost any of life's setbacks as long as you have determination, resilience, humour and a robust digestive system.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
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