Books

Format: 12/2018
Format: 12/2018
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
[field_chapter]
> 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
[field_chapter]
> 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
Lev, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Lev
[field_chapter]
> Great Lives, Book

Botticelli painted her, Machiavelli slandered her. She led troops into battle, married a Medici, and was imprisoned by the Borgias. The life of Caterina Sforza crossed the firmament of Renaissance Italy like a shooting star. This is her fascinating story.

Tigress of Forli by Elizabeth Lev
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 story of the impoverished German princess who deposed her husband to become tzarina of the largest empire on earth

Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie
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

The compelling story of the man who created modern Russia, founded St Petersburg and made his country part of Europe.

Peter the Great 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
[field_chapter]
> 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

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