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Crown of blood - the deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey Crown of blood - the deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same'.These were the heartbreaking words of a seventeen-year-old girl, Lady Jane Grey, as she stood on the scaffold on a cold February morning in 1554. Her death for high treason sent shockwaves through the Tudor world and served as a gruesome reminder to all who aspired to the Crown that the axe could fall at any time.While the story of 'the Nine Days Queen' has been told, the human and emotional aspects are often ignored.

Dec 7, 2016
Einstein's greatest mistake - a biography Einstein's greatest mistake - a biography

A portrait of Albert Einstein shares critical insights into both the genius and hubris of modern physics, linking Einstein's popular downfall through the final decades of his life to the same imagination and self-confidence that ignited his early successes.

Dec 5, 2016
Julius Chambers - a life in the legal struggle for civil rights Julius Chambers - a life in the legal struggle for civil rights

Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation's leading African American civil rights attorney. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers worked to advance the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's strategic litigation campaign for civil rights, ultimately winning landmark school and employment desegregation cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. In this biography, Richard A. Rosen and

Dec 7, 2016
Kenneth Clark - life, art and civilisation Kenneth Clark - life, art and civilisation

Dec 8, 2016
Let my people go surfing - the education of a reluctant businessman, including 10 more years of business unusual Let my people go surfing - the education of a reluctant businessman, including 10 more years of business unusual

In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought

Dec 5, 2016
Levi Strauss - the man who gave blue jeans to the world Levi Strauss - the man who gave blue jeans to the world

Dec 7, 2016
Naked Mountain - a memoir Naked Mountain - a memoir

Purchased on a lark for weekend camping, Naked Mountain brings Marcia Mabee and her husband stunning botanical discoveries that lead to its dedication as Virginia's Naked Mountain Natural Area Preserve. When faced with an unexpected life-threatening cancer diagnosis, Marcia is determined to complete the conservation story of the beloved mountain where her ashes are to be spread. But just as her prognosis brightens, events take an even darker turn, throwing Marcia into the depths of despair. To r

Dec 4, 2016
Stand tall - fighting for my life, inside and outside the ring Stand tall - fighting for my life, inside and outside the ring

The motivational speaker and recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award presents an inspirational account of the twenty-six years he spent behind bars at Sing Sing for a murder he did not commit.

Dec 9, 2016
The man with the poison gun - a Cold War spy story The man with the poison gun - a Cold War spy story

"In the fall of 1961, a KGB agent defected to West Germany. The slim 30-year-old man in police custody had papers in the name of an East German, Josef Lehmann, but claimed that his real name was Bogdan Stashinsky, and he was a citizen of the Soviet Union. On the orders of his KGB bosses, he had traveled on numerous occasions to Munich, where he singlehandedly tracked down and killed two enemies of the communist regime. He used a new, specially designed secret weapon--a spray pistol delivering li

Dec 7, 2016