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Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Family

Leonid Eitingon was a KGB killer who dedicated his life to the Soviet regime. He was in China in the early 1920s, in Spain during the Civil War, and, crucially, in Mexico when Trotsky was assassinated..

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Eleanor And Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady

In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign..

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Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affiar That Shaped a First Lady

In 1932, as her husband assumed the presidency, Eleanor Roosevelt entered the claustrophobic, duty-bound existence of the First Lady with dread. A lifeline came to her in the form of a feisty campaign..

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Eleanor Marx: A Life

Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik..

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Eleanor Roosevelt: In Her Words: On Women, Politics, Leadership, and Lessons from Life

Eleanor Roosevelt is considered by many to be the most fascinating, accomplished, and admired woman in American history. While she is best known as a politician, diplomat, humanitarian, UN delegate, a..

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Elephants in My Backyard: A Memoir

Rajiv Surendra (the rapping mathlete from Mean Girls) read Life of Pi, discovered it was being adapted into a major motion picture, and embarked on a ten-year journey to land the role of a lifetime - ..

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Eleven Rings

During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he s..

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, written with reference to Browning correspondence only recently available, argues that the poet was a strong and determined woman largely responsible for ..

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Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence

Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning t..

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Elizabeth Jane Howard: A Dangerous Innocence

Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning t..

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Elizabeth: The Queen and the crown

An internationally admired figure Queen Elizabeth II is the most high-profile monarch in the world, and her enduring popularity is tantamount to her wide-ranging supporters. Spanning from 1927 to pres..

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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future

South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colo..

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Elvis & Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story

Elvis Presley and Graceland were regular fixtures in the life of Ginger Alden, having been born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. But she had no idea that she would play a role in his lasting legacy -..

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Elvis and Me

A world-weary musician and a broken racehorse rescue each other in this inspirational memoir about second chances. At 56 years of age, Gillian Wills bought her first horse on a whim. Elvis was emacia..

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Emergencies Only: An Australian Nurse's Journey Through Natural Disasters, Civil Wars, Extreme Poverty and General Chaos

This is the memoir of an extraordinary Australian Nurse. Recently awarded the Florence Nightingale medal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for exceptional courage and devotion to victims..

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Emergency

Every day across Australia, specialist emergency physicians do extraordinary things under immense pressure. The stakes are high; everyone gets pushed to the limit. Lives are saved, patients die. Some ..

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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide s..

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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Story of Huguette Clark and the Loss of One of the World's Greatest Fortunes

"Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of nineteenth-century America with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart ..

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End of Your Life Book Club

Mary Anne Schwalbe is waiting for her chemotherapy treatments when Will casually asks her what she's reading. The conversation they have grows into tradition: soon they are reading the same books so t..

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Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and ..

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Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon

Parkinson's disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, with 10,000 new cases each year in the UK alone, and yet few know anything about the man the disease is named after. In 1817 - exact..

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Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Guley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman
Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman

This female Mad Men-like story chronicles the legendary Cosmopolitan magazine editor's rise to power as both a cultural icon and trailblazer who redefined what it means to be an American woman. In th..

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Epic Voyages of Maud Berridge: The Seafaring Diaries of a Victorian Lady

Maud Berridge (1845-1907) was the wife of a Master Mariner, and she travelled with him on at least five occasions (1869, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886), sailing to Melbourne with emigrants and cargo. The fir..

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Equal Justice

Rabia Siddique is a woman with an extraordinary perspective. Growing up as a Muslim in the conservative and monocultural landscape of 1970s suburban Perth, she knew what it was like to be different. I..

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Escape

The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children. When she was eighteen years old,..

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Escape from Camp 14 : One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labor camp is a 'c..

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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

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Eve of a Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two WWII Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific

A captivating true-life romance between two young American reporters who fell in love and embarked on a harrowing journey after the fall of Manila, traveling from island to island with the Japanese in..

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Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited

'Brisk, lively and wonderfully entertaining' JOHN BANVILLE 'Excellent ... read this book' LITERARY REVIEW'The best single-volume life of the author available' IRISH TIMESThe much mythologised author o..

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Ever the Diplomat : Confessions of a Foreign Office Mandarin

In this entertaining and engaging memoir, former ambassador Sherard Cowper-Coles lifts the lid on embassy life throughout the world. In 1977 fresh-faced Oxford graduate Sherard Cowper-Coles entered th..

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Every Lie I've Ever Told

The original Anti-Cool Girl is back! Rosie Waterland took Australia by storm in 2015 with her critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir The Anti-Cool Girl, her irrepresible, blackly comic account of he..

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Every Third Thought: On life, death and the endgame

'Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful' Kate Mosse In 1995, at the age of forty two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke, the ..

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Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal

An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of frien..

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Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal

An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of frien..

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Everyone Makes Mistakes: Living with My Daddy in Jail

Take a heartwarming journey with 10-year-old author, Madison Strempek, as she candidly depicts her life experience of living with her father in jail. Through her eyes, you will live the heartbreak of ..

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Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom

A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the..

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F Word, The

If there's one piece of invaluable advice for women and girls of all ages, it is that there is nothing more important than creating and maintaining strong, positive and happy friendships with other wo..

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Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder

'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was he..

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Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World's Most Notorious Atheist

At the time of his death, Christopher Hitchens was the most notorious atheist in the world. And yet, all was not as it seemed. "Nobody is not a divided self, of course," he once told an interviewer,..

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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

Oscar Wilde owed his most outstanding characteristics - his precocious intellectualism, his flamboyance, his hedonism, his recklessness, his pride, his sense of superiority, his liberal sexual values ..

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Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

'Emer O'Sullivan has made an indispensable contribution to Wildean literature ...Compelling, informative and fascinating' Stephen Fry Oscar Wilde's father - scientist, surgeon, archaeologist, writer -..

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Family Romance

In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of "Fragrant Harbour", John Lanchester pieces together his family's past and uncovers their extraordinary secrets - from his grandparents' life i..

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Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Unlock the secrets in your DNA! Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available. This plain-English guide is a one-stop resource for how to use DNA tes..

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Farewell to the East End: The Last Days of the East End Midwives

The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, soon to be a major BBC TV series. This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings..

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Farewell to the Father

"Tim Elliott's story - on his father and love against the odds - will split your heart open." Benjamin Law Towards the end of his first serious suicide attempts, my father said the strangest thing to..

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Fat Dad, Fat Kid

A father-son weight-loss memoir from YouTube star and entrepreneur Shay Carl and his son, Gavin Butler, to be published by Keywords Press, a brand-new imprint under Simon & Schuster dedicated to today..

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Father & Son: Oxford World's Classics

'This book is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.' Father and Son stands as one of English literature's seminal autobiographies. In it Edmund Go..

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Father and Son

At birth, Edmund Gosse was dedicated to 'the Service of the Lord'. His parents were Plymouth Brethren. After his mother's death, Gosse was brought up in stifling isolation by his father, a marine biol..

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Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest

This is the life story of Father Bob Maguire - a rare behind-the-scenes look at the much-loved 'people's priest'. The enigmatic champion of the down-and-out was shaped by a lonely childhood in poor c..

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Fear

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fea..

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