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Churchill and empire - a portrait of an imperialist Churchill and empire - a portrait of an imperialist

Narrative historian Lawrence James has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, one focusing solely on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late nineteenth century serving in conflicts in India, South Africa, and the Sudan, his attitude toward the Empire was the Victorian paternalistic approach--at once responsible and superior. Conscious even then of his political career ahead, Churchill found himself reluctantly supporting Britis

Aug 27, 2014
Doctored - the disillusionment of an American physician Doctored - the disillusionment of an American physician

"A memoir-expose of the health-care system by a cardiologist and much-praised author"--Provided by publisher.

Aug 29, 2014
Eichmann before Jerusalem - the unexamined life of a mass murderer Eichmann before Jerusalem - the unexamined life of a mass murderer

"A total re-assessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann that reveals his activities and notoriety amongst a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich, and permanently undermines Hannah Arendt's often-cited notion of the "banality of evil.""--

Aug 29, 2014
Eisenhower - a life Eisenhower - a life

Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today with a focus on Eisenhower's years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States.

Aug 29, 2014
Gasa gasa girl goes to camp - a Nisei youth behind a World War II fence Gasa gasa girl goes to camp - a Nisei youth behind a World War II fence

"What should by now be a familiar, if always disturbing event in American history--the internment of Japanese American citizens and aliens during World War II--is given an original treatment in this creative memoir. Lily Havey was ten years old when her family of four was uprooted and sent first to Santa Anita Assembly Center in southern California and subsequently for the duration of the war to the Amache (or Granada) internment camp in southeastern Colorado. She experienced removal and confine

Aug 29, 2014
Good morning, Mr. Mandela Good morning, Mr. Mandela

One of Mandela's three private secretaries and now working for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, "La Grange pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as she knew him: a teacher who gave her the most valuable lessons of her life. The Mr. Mandela we meet in these pages is a man who refused to be defined by his past, who forgave and respected all, but who was also frank, teasing, and direct. As he renewed his country, he also freed La Grange from a closed world of fear and mistrust, giving her life true meaning"

Aug 29, 2014
Lynton Keith Caldwell - an environmental visionary and the national environmental policy act Lynton Keith Caldwell - an environmental visionary and the national environmental policy act

Aug 25, 2014
Matilda's triumph - a memoir Matilda's triumph - a memoir

"Part detective story, Moss, an otolaryngologist, becomes enmeshed in a medical mystery that takes him beyond the realm of his own discipline of expertise after his mother, who was visiting his southern Indiana home, suffers a debilitating stroke."--from the foreword.

Aug 27, 2014
Positive - surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world Positive - surviving my bullies, finding hope, and living to change the world

"A teenager's memoir of the experinces of bullying, being HIV positive and surviving the experiences to become a force for positive change in this world"--

Aug 29, 2014
The life of Shabkar - the autobiography of a Tibetan yogin The life of Shabkar - the autobiography of a Tibetan yogin

Aug 27, 2014
The removers - a memoir The removers - a memoir

"A literature professor, ... Andrew Meredith's father was fired after unspecified allegations of sexual misconduct. It's a transgression [he] cannot forgive, for it brought about long-lasting familial despair ... [He] treads water, stuck in a kind of suspended adolescence--falling in and out of school, moving blindly from one half-hearted relationship to the next ... Broke, Andrew moves back home to his childhood neighborhood ... and takes a job alongside his father as a 'remover,' the name for

Aug 29, 2014
The tennis partner The tennis partner

Verghese's marriage is unraveling. He relocates to El Paso, Texas, hoping to make a fresh start as a staff member at the county hospital. He meets David, a medical student and former tennis pro, and their matches reawaken Verghese's passion for the game. As David's life takes some disturbing turns, Verghese finds himself forced to choose between his role as friend and that of authority figure.

Aug 29, 2014
Within arm's length - a secret service agent's definitive inside account of protecting the president Within arm's length - a secret service agent's definitive inside account of protecting the president

"Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The events surrounding the President's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent--one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the President, if necessary. Within Arm's Length is the essential book on the Secret Service--a revealing and compelling inside look at the Presidential Protective Division (PPD) with stories from s

Aug 29, 2014