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A world elsewhere - an American woman in wartime Germany A world elsewhere - an American woman in wartime Germany

Dec 17, 2014
Travelling to infinity - my life with Stephen Travelling to infinity - my life with Stephen

The wife of the reknowned British physicist describes their courtship and marriage, her years caring for his physical needs, his rise to prominence as a scientist and world celebrity, their bitter divorce, and later reconciliation.

Dec 17, 2014
Hillary - the photographs of Diana Walker Hillary - the photographs of Diana Walker

A collection of photographs by a Time magazine photographer chronicles the political career of Hillary Rodham Clinton, from her time as first lady to her tenures as senator, secretary of state, and presidential candidate.

Dec 17, 2014
Ben-Gurion - father of modern Israel Ben-Gurion - father of modern Israel

Dec 17, 2014
Barefoot to billionaire - reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer Barefoot to billionaire - reflections on a life's work and a promise to cure cancer

The billionaire entrepreneur and father of a former governor revisits key moments in his life that shaped his views on faith, family, and the responsibilities of wealth, describing his and his wife's commitment to donate their fortune to cancer research.

Dec 17, 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
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
My best friend's funeral - a memoir My best friend's funeral - a memoir

Dec 19, 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 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 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
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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2014