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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 22, 2014
The accidental president of Brazil - a memoir The accidental president of Brazil - a memoir

Aug 22, 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 22, 2014
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge

"If you lived at Downton Abbey, you shopped at Selfridge's. Harry Gordon Selfridge was a charismatic American who, in twenty-five years working at Marshall Field's in Chicago, rose from lowly stockboy to a partner in the business which his visionary skills had helped to create. At the turn of the twentieth century he brought his own American dream to London's Oxford Street where, in 1909, with a massive burst of publicity, Harry opened Selfridge's, England's first truly modern built-for-purpose

Aug 22, 2014
Augustus - first emperor of Rome Augustus - first emperor of Rome

Tells the story of the heir to the murdered Julius Caesar who, as Rome's first emperor, brought peace and stability to the empire and presided over a new system of government.

Aug 22, 2014
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 22, 2014
The life of Shabkar - the autobiography of a Tibetan yogin The life of Shabkar - the autobiography of a Tibetan yogin

Aug 22, 2014
Homemade magick - the musings & mischief of a do-it-yourself magus Homemade magick - the musings & mischief of a do-it-yourself magus

Aug 20, 2014