Books

Format: 10/2017
Format: 10/2017
Adams, Max
Max Adams
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

An intimate portrait of a forgotten commander of Britain's maritime golden age, which brings to authentic life the world of Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower.

Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero by Max Adams
Alexandrov, Vladimir
Vladimir Alexandrov
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

The extraordinary story of Frederick Thomas, a black man born to former slaves in Mississippi who became a rich and successful nightclub owner in two European capitals.

The Black Russian by Vladimir Alexandrov
Birmingham, Kevin
Kevin Birmingham
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> Great Lives, Book

SUNDAY TIMES 2014 LITERARY NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR! The extraordinary and exhilarating story of James Joyce's 15-year battle to publish his masterpiece, Ulysses.

The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham
Cheetham, Anthony
Anthony Cheetham
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> Great Lives, Book

A fully up to date history of England's most infamous king, Richard III, the last of the Plantagenets.

The Life and Times of Richard III by Anthony Cheetham
Chernow, Ron
Ron Chernow
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

The life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Holroyd, Michael
Michael Holroyd
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

The essential George Bernard Shaw biography for the general reader, showing a provocative and paradoxical figure sympathetically and movingly portrayed.

Bernard Shaw by Michael Holroyd
Holroyd, Michael
Michael Holroyd
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

The essential biography of the British writer, critic and founding member of the Bloomsbury Group.

Lytton Strachey by Michael Holroyd
Johnson, Lauren
Lauren Johnson
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

A vivid and original portrait of a year that stands at a crossroads between two great monarchs and two ages of English history.

So Great a Prince by Lauren Johnson
Lough, David
David Lough
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

The untold story of Winston Churchill's precarious finances.

No More Champagne by David Lough
Massie, Robert K.
Robert K. Massie
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

The Tragic, Compelling Story of the Last Tsar and his Family

Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie
Massie, Robert K.
Robert K. Massie
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

A dramatic and compelling quest to solve one of great mysteries of the twentieth century: the ultimate fate of the Russia's last tsar and his family.

The Romanovs: The Final Chapter by Robert K. Massie
Norton, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Norton
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> Great Lives, Book

The riveting story of the sex scandal that threatened the life of the young Elizabeth Tudor, and whose outcome was pivotal to the creation of the public persona of Elizabeth I.

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor by Elizabeth Norton
Schmidt, Michael
Michael Schmidt
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> Great Lives, Book

A stunning volume of epic breadth which connects the lives and works of over 300 English-language poets of the last 700 years.

Lives of the Poets by Michael Schmidt
Thompson, Laura
Laura Thompson
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> Great Lives, Book

A much-praised biography of the most brilliant of the Mitford sisters, who dazzled and scandalized interwar high society with their wit and sometimes controversial lifestyles.

Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford The Biography by Laura Thompson
Thompson, Laura
Laura Thompson
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

The contrasting lives of the Mitford sisters – stylish, scandalous and tragic by turns – hold up a mirror to upper-class life before and after the Second World War.

Take Six Girls by Laura Thompson