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The Last Lion: Winston Churchill Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932
The Last Lion: Winston Churchill Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932
by William Manchester
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William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic three-volume magnum opus The Last Lion. In this, the first volume, we... (read more)

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Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
by Prince Charles
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For the first time, His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, shares his views on how mankinds most pressing modern challenges are rooted in our disharmony with nature. In the vein of Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth and Van Jones Green Collar... (read more)

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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
by William Manchester and Paul Reid
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Spanning the years of 1940-1965, The Last Lion picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul... (read more)

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Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age (P.S.)
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age (P.S.)
by Amanda Macke Stuart
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The New York love story of a beautiful heiress and a wealthy young architect, captured in a famous John Singer Sargent painting In Love, Fiercely Jean Zimmerman re-creates the glittering world of Edith Minturn and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes... (read more)

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We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals (09 Edition)
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals (09 Edition)
by Gillian Gill
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Before Valley of the Dolls and Sex in the City, there was The Best of Life, the iconic novel of ambitious career girls in New York City.First published in 1958, Rona Jaffes debut novel electrified readers who saw themselves reflected in the story of five... (read more)

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The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce
The Lady in Red: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal, and Divorce
by Hallie Rubenhold
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She was a spirited young heiress. He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. The marriage of Lady Seymour Dorothy Fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy talebut ended as one of the most scandalous and highly... (read more)

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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire (Modern Library)
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire (Modern Library)
by Amanda Foreman
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"Georgiana bursts from the pages of Amanda Foreman's dazzling biography like the force of nature she undoubtedly was — passionate, political, addicted to gambling, and drunk on life. This is a stunning book about an astonishing woman."... (read more)

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That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
by Anne Sebba
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The first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the Twentieth Century, a character who played prominently in the blockbuster film The Kings Speech. This is... (read more)

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The Last Lion, Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
The Last Lion, Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
by William Manchester
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Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill was tested as few men are: relentlessly... (read more)

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All in One Basket
All in One Basket
by Duchess Of Devonshire Deborah Mitford
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Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood of writers, agitators, and icons. Here she recalls anecdotes about famous friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy; her struggles and success at Chatsworth, Englands... (read more)

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The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher, from Grocer's Daughter to Prime Minister
by John Campbell
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The Iron Lady, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is available just in time for the movie starring Meryl Streep as one of the most infamous figures in postwar politics. Whether you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's impact on twentieth... (read more)

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Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford
by Julia Fox
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“Fox does a splendid job in conveying life at the top of the Tudor pyramid.”—USA Today “Engrossing . . . [Jane Boleyn] dances with devilry, opulence and deception as Tudor court intrigue swirls around Henry VIII and his... (read more)

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Sisters the Saga of the Mitford Family
Sisters the Saga of the Mitford Family
by Mary S Lovell
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"Fascinating, the way all great family stories are fascinating."--Robert Gottlieb,... (read more)

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Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten
Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten
by Pamela Hicks
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and#8220;Lady Pamela Hicksand#8217;s joyously entertaining new memoir, arguably the poshest book that ever has or will be writtenand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;Newsweekandlt;/Iandgt;), is a privileged glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the twentieth... (read more)

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Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
by Margaret Powell
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Brilliantly evoking the long-vanished world of masters and servants portrayed in Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, Margaret Powells classic memoir of her time in service, Below Stairs, is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman who... (read more)

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The Last Lion-Winston Spenser Churchill: Alone 1932-1940
The Last Lion-Winston Spenser Churchill: Alone 1932-1940
by William Manchester
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Wait for Me!: Memoirs
Wait for Me!: Memoirs
by Deborah Mitford
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By the author who inspired Wes Andersonand#8217;sand#160;2014 film, The Grand Budapest Hotel Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, The World of Yesterday recalls the golden age of literary Viennaand#8212;its... (read more)

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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
by Alison Weir
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Praise for Alison Weir The Life of Elizabeth I “An extraordinary piece of historical scholarship.” -Cleveland Plain Dealer “Weir succeeds in making Elizabeth and her subjects come to life in this clearly written and well-researched... (read more)

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Henry VIII: The King and His Court
Henry VIII: The King and His Court
by Alison Weir
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“WEIR’S BOOK OUTSHINES ALL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF HENRY. Beautifully written, exhaustive in its research, it is a gem. . . . She succeeds masterfully in making Henry and his six wives . . . come alive for the reader.” –Philadelphia... (read more)

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The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen
The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen
by Susan Bordo
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A wickedly smart and rollicking journey through the birth, life, and afterlives of popular culture's most beloved sleuth Today he is the inspiration for fiction adaptations, blockbuster movies, hit television shows, raucous Twitter banter, and... (read more)

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