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A taste for intrigue - the multiple lives of Franc╠žois Mitterrand A taste for intrigue - the multiple lives of Franc╠žois Mitterrand

Documents the life of France's first popularly elected socialist president, covering such topics as the Observatory affair, his decision to join Petain's Vichy government, and his influence on French social and political dynamics.

Apr 15, 2014
Gandhi before India Gandhi before India

A first volume of a series detailing the life and work of the influential political advocate draws on private papers and other untapped sources to cover his birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, discussing his London education and decades as a lawyer in South Africa.

Apr 20, 2014
Journey to the sun - Junipero Serra's dream and the founding of California Journey to the sun - Junipero Serra's dream and the founding of California

The narrative of the remarkable life of Junipero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West. In the year 1749, at the age of thirty-six, Junipero Serra left his position as a highly regarded priest in Spain for the turbulent and dangerous New World, knowing he would never return. The Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church both sought expansion in Mexico--the former in search of gold, the

Apr 20, 2014
Love, Nina - a nanny writes home Love, Nina - a nanny writes home

In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs.

Apr 20, 2014
Mornings on horseback - the story of an extraordinary family, a vanished way of life, and the unique child who became Theodore Roosevelt Mornings on horseback - the story of an extraordinary family, a vanished way of life, and the unique child who became Theodore Roosevelt

Examines the life of Theodore Roosevelt from age ten to twenty-seven, focusing on the influence of his family relationships and experiences on his growth to manhood.

Apr 15, 2014
The crusades of Cesar Chavez - a biography The crusades of Cesar Chavez - a biography

Pawel draws on thousands of documents and interviews to examine the myths and achievements marking the life of the iconic Latino labor leader and civil rights activist, portraying him as a flawed but brilliant strategist who was often at odds with himself.

Apr 15, 2014