Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

Historical Biography

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QUEEN VICTORIA: Scenes and Incidents of her Life and Reign
G. A. PENTY    Book Number: 88539
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For the better part of the 19th century Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain and Ireland and all of the territories of the British Empire. During the Victorian era Britain flourished economically, so...
RICHARD III: England's Most Controversial King
CHRIS SKIDMORE    Book Number: 88542
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Interest in Richard III reached fever pitch a few years ago with the discovery of his bones in a Leicester car park, but fascination with the controversial "hunchback" king goes back to Richard's o...
PATRIOT OR TRAITOR: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh
ANNA BEER    Book Number: 88495
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A combination of striking good looks, dazzling talent and naked ambition enabled Sir Walter Ralegh to rise through the ranks as a soldier and become captain of the guard to Queen Elizabeth I. His c...
WANTED: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly
ROBERT UTLEY    Book Number: 88504
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A renowned biographer compares the lives and times of American outlaw Billy the Kid and his Australian counterpart Ned Kelly and the stories behind the exploits of these two notorious young outlaws...
JOHN LAW: A Scottish Adventurer in the Eighteenth Century
JAMES BUCHAN    Book Number: 89115
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At the peak of his reputation in 1720, a period lasting just over 100 days, John Law was the most powerful man in France after the Regent, the Duke of Orléans. He was also the richest private citi...
CHURCHILL & ORWELL: The Fight for Freedom
THOMAS E. RICKS    Book Number: 88941
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Historian Simon Schama called Winston Churchill and George Orwell 'the architects of their time'. The two never met, but their parallel lives and views on how society should function, their ideas ...
MEISTER ECKHART: Philosopher of Christianity
KURT FLASCH    Book Number: 88947
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One of the most senior scholars and best-known writers on late German Medieval thought in Europe, renowned philosopher Kurt Flasch offers a full-scale reappraisal of the life and legacy of Meister ...
OUT OF THE SHADOW OF A GIANT
JOHN GRIBBIN & MARY GRIBBIN    Book Number: 88953
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One of the finest writers of popular science around, here is a compelling dual biography that argues that Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley deserve credit for the birth of modern science. Their place...
WHITE KING: Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr
LEANDA DE LISLE    Book Number: 88959
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Winner of the HWA Crown for Best Work of Historical Non-Fiction 2018 Times Book of the Year 2018. Less than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself. The bloo...
GAIUS MARIUS: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Saviour
MARC HYDEN    Book Number: 89216
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Here is the first English biography of Gaius Marius in nearly 50 years, the central, defining figure of the Late Roman Republic. Though from an obscure, relatively humble background, he became con...
ARTIST'S DAUGHTER: A Fictionalised Memoir
SALLY KIBBLE    Book Number: 89270
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For lovers of Suffolk in general and Woodbridge and the Deben Valley in particular, Thomas Churchyard charted Georgian and Victorian scenery still charming us today. Sally Kibble has been inspired...
AN AUDIENCE WITH QUEEN VICTORIA: The Royal Opinion
IAN LLOYD    Book Number: 89271
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A compelling series of vignettes on 30 famous Victorians such as Barnum, the Greatest Showman, who failed to impress Queen Victoria, how the Queen was taught to use the telephone by Alexander Graha...
GAINSBOROUGH'S COTTAGE DOORS:
HUGH BELSEY    Book Number: 89290
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Thomas Gainsborough's work was centred around subjects that preoccupied him which he would define in his paintings. This book is inspired by a recent identification of a third autographed version o...
LANSDOWNE: The Last Great Whig
SIMON KERRY    Book Number: 89300
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Simon (Earl of) Kerry is a direct descendent of Lansdowne and the current heir to his title and here he lays out facts of a remarkable but largely forgotten statesman. His great achievement is his...
LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE BOOK OF DOOM
SIMON HEWITT    Book Number: 89302
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A great artistic detective story which turns our understanding of Leonardo da Vinci upside down. Simon Hewitt demonstrates that Leonardo's only male portrait (The Musician) depicts Bianca Sforza's...
SOUND OF HUNGER: One German Family's Chronicle
CHRIS HEAL    Book Number: 89320
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Proud natives of Berlin, Erich and Georg Gerth were both U-Boat commanders in World War I but followed very different paths in the post-war world. This huge, comprehensively researched book is the ...
THOMAS, LUCY & ALATAU
JOHN MASSEY STEWART    Book Number: 89323
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Sub-titled 'The Atkinsons' Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe', this is the first full biography of an unjustly forgotten man. Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799-1861) was an architect, artist,...
SIX OF MONTY'S MEN
ADRIAN STEWART    Book Number: 89352
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More than any other WWII commander, Field Marshal Montgomery divides opinion. This fascinating book uniquely approaches the legend through his relationship with six of the men who worked closely wi...
MAKING OF POETRY: Coleridge, the Wordsworths
ADAM NICOLSON    Book Number: 89418
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1797: one of the most important years in English poetry. In those 365 days, Coleridge produced epic 'Christabel', 'This Lime Tree Bower My Prison' and 'Kubla Khan' alongside Wordsworth's verses in ...
AND I'D DO IT AGAIN
AIMÉE CROCKER    Book Number: 88024
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An American heiress, Bohemian, world traveller and author best known for her adventures in the Far East, Aimée Crocker's extravagant parties and collections of husbands and lovers, adopted children...
GUNPOWDER & GEOMETRY: The Life of Charles Hutton:
BENJAMIN WARDHAUGH    Book Number: 89063
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Charles Hutton. One of Britain's most brilliant mathematicians. At the tender age of 18 in August 1755, he had been down in the coal pits in Newcastle on the north bank of the Tyne on and off for m...
ST. GEORGE: Knight, Martyr, Patron Saint and Dragonslayer
GILES MORGAN    Book Number: 89075
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Dragon slayer, a Christian martyr and legendary soldier. St George is the patron saint of England and a figure associated with the Islamic hero Al Khidr and the Green Man of pre-Christian myth. Und...
CASANOVA: The Seduction of Europe
EDIT BY ILCHMAN, MICKIE, BELL    Book Number: 89389
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The name of Casanova conjures up intrigue, clandestine meetings and sex, but his historical importance is far wider. Casanova's memoir covering the middle years of the 18th century includes a signi...
RAGGED LION: A Novel
Allan Massie    Book Number: 89497
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Richard West in The Oldie said of this, 'Outstandingly good on Scott's relationship with his contemporaries, notably Wordsworth... The observations of Byron are dazzling.' In this critically accla...
YOUNG LEONARDO: The Evolution of a Revolutionary Artist
JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS    Book Number: 89651
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A visually rich book which unravels an historical mystery, this is an exceptional insight into the gestation of Leonardo da Vinci as the leading artist of the High Renaissance. The authors bring a...
EINSTEIN: The Man, the Genius and the Theory of Relativity
WALTER ISAACSON    Book Number: 89676
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Written by the first author allowed access to his private papers, and with fascinating imagery and accounts from his friends and family, the private aspects of Albert Einstein's life are illuminate...
FREUD: The Man, the Scientist & the Birth of Psychoanalysis
RUTH SHEPPARD    Book Number: 89677
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The majority of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic and personal papers are based in the US, in the Sigmund Freud Archives. This is the only biography of the great man to contain images of 15 items of ...
LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 Years On
MATTHEW LANDRUS    Book Number: 89684
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A portrait of the artist, scientist and innovator, Leonardo da Vinci considered himself an inventore of pictorial effects, sculptural forms, machines, buildings, allegories, festivals and costumes ...
MICHELANGELO: A Portrait of the Greatest Artist
WILLIAM WALLACE    Book Number: 89693
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We know more about Michelangelo Buonarroti than any other Renaissance artist and indeed, he is one of the best-documented artists of all time. He was the embodiment of the Renaissance man, working...
NAPOLEON: His Life, His Battles, His Empire
DAVID CHANTERANNE & E. PAPOT    Book Number: 89696
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A richly illustrated look at an illustrious life featuring stunning artworks, sketches and photographs, and facsimiles of painstakingly researched documents including the Treaty of Campo Formio, si...
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