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Einstein - the life of a genius Einstein - the life of a genius

"Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius. From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E=mc², to his concept of a unified field theory, no one else has contributed as much to science in the last 150 years. Published to commemorate the centenary of Einstein developing his theory of general relativity, Einstein : the Life of a Genius reveals the man behind the science, from his early years and experiments in Germany and his struggle to find work, to his marriages and children

Dec 25, 2014
Havel - a life Havel - a life

Examines the life of a man who rose from being an outcast and prisoner during Communist rule to becoming the last president of Czechoslovakia, the first president of the newly democratic Czech Republic and a human-rights activist.

Dec 25, 2014
Measure of a man - from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor - a memoir Measure of a man - from Auschwitz survivor to presidents' tailor - a memoir

Dec 23, 2014
My best friend's funeral - a memoir My best friend's funeral - a memoir

Dec 19, 2014
Rebbe - the life and teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history Rebbe - the life and teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history

The inspiring story of the prominent yet deeply modest leader who rebuilt a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world, the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Dec 24, 2014
Robert Maynard Hutchins - a memoir Robert Maynard Hutchins - a memoir

Dec 25, 2014
The greatest knight - the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones The greatest knight - the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones

The story of the largely forgotten William Marshal Pembroke of the English medieval period, who, "as a five-year-old boy ... was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet this landless younger son survived his brush with death, and went on to train as a medieval knight. Against all odds, [he] rose through the ranks--serving at the right hand of five English monarchs--to become a celebrated tournament champion, a baron and politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm"--Amazon.com.

Dec 22, 2014
The reckoning - death and intrigue in the promised land - a true detective story The reckoning - death and intrigue in the promised land - a true detective story

"One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits a controversial murder: that of Zionist leader Avraham Stern, head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv during WWII. Militant Zionist Avraham Stern believed he was destined to be the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. As the ringleader of the infamous Stern Gang, also known as Lehi, he masterminded a series of high-profile terrorist attacks in pursuit of his dream. On the run from British authorities who'd put a bounty on

Dec 22, 2014
The Yankee comandante - the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba The Yankee comandante - the untold story of courage, passion, and one American's fight to liberate Cuba

William Morgan, a tough-talking ex-paratrooper, stunned family and friends when in 1957 he left Ohio to join freedom fighters in the mountains of Cuba. He led one band of guerrillas, and Che Guevara another, and together they swept through the country, ultimately forcing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista from power. In just a year of fighting, the American revolutionary had altered the landscape of the Cold War. But Morgan believed they were fighting to liberate Cuba. Then Fidel Castro canceled

Dec 25, 2014
Thomas Cromwell - the untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant Thomas Cromwell - the untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant

With new insights into Cromwell's character, his family life and his close relationships with both Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII, joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Tracy Borman examines the life, loves and legacy of the man who changed the shape of England forever.

Dec 19, 2014
Two days in June - John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that changed history Two days in June - John F. Kennedy and the 48 hours that changed history

Dec 25, 2014
We should hang out sometime - embarrassingly, a true story We should hang out sometime - embarrassingly, a true story

"Why was [Paralympic ski racer and cancer survivor] Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: what went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here: disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided 'grand gesture' at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--i

Dec 25, 2014
Where a man stands - two different worlds, an impossible situation, and the unexpected friendship that changed everything Where a man stands - two different worlds, an impossible situation, and the unexpected friendship that changed everything

Dec 19, 2014