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Hyde of Bowdoin - A Biography of William De Witt Hyde

By: Charles T. Burnett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: USA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 225039

Condition: Very Good Condition


With an introduction by George Herbert Palmer and with illustrations. 364 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners stamp on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 225039. Hardcover View more info

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The Last Great Frenchman: A Life of General De Gaulle

By: Charles Williams

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Abacus: 1995

Seller ID: 244644

ISBN: 0349107114

Condition: Good Condition


This is the biography of General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), President of the Fifth Republic of France. A product of Northern French provincial society of the 19th century - austere, catholic and nationalist - de Gaulle was, according to Williams, "the last great Frenchman". Whatever the arguments concerning de Gaulle's legacy, in his single-minded devotion to his country, and in his skill and strength in pushing it, there would have been no France if there had been no de Gaulle. 544 pages. Spine slanted. Illustrated with black and white photograph. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped We... View more info

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Oliver Stone Close Up: The Making of His Movies

By: Chris Salewicz

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Orion: 1997

Seller ID: 247586

ISBN: 0752810391

Condition: Fine Condition


A new series of biographies of contemporary directors concentrating on their movies, and written by an author who knows their subject personally. Each book includes a complete unabridged collection of reviews from VARIETY. Gift Quality 144 pages. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Film::Cinema. ISBN: 0752810391. ISBN/EAN: 9780752810393. Inventory No: 247586. Hardcover View more info

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A Tale of Two Women

By: Christina Slade [Signed]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2008

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 247686

ISBN: 1862547947

Condition: Near Fine Condition


In her luminously written memoir, Dean of Humanities at Macquarie University Christina Slade parallels the lives of two women across more than a century, her maternal grandmother and herself, through education, marriage, parenting, work, war and travel. 'Superb as cultural history, A Tale of Two Women is a subtle and revealing work by one of our best writers and thinkers.' - Nicholas Jose 108 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781862547940. Inventory No: 247686. Paperback View more info

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George III: A Personal History

By: Christopher Hibbert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 1999

Seller ID: 249202

ISBN: 0140257373

Condition: Good Condition


This biography is a re-examination of George III's political beliefs and aspirations, of his relationships with his ministers, and of the reasons why he was so widely loved by the British but reviled by his American subjects, who declared him "unfit to be the ruler of a free people". 464 pages. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0140257373. ISBN/EAN: 9780140257373. Inventory No: 249202. Paperback View more info

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Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, A WWII Spy, And a True Story of Deadly Adventure

By: Christopher S. Stewart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, Harper: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 241654

ISBN: 0061802549

Condition: Near Fine Condition


Deep inside the little Amazon, the jungles of Honduras' "Mosquito Coast" - one of the largest, wildest, and most impenetrable stretches of tropical land in the world-lies the fabled city of Ciudad Blanca: the White City. For centuries, it has lured explorers, including Spanish conquistador Herman Cortes. Some intrepid souls got lost within its dense canopy; some disappeared. Others never made it out alive. Then, in 1939, an American explorer and spy named Theodore Morde claimed that he had located this El Dorado-like city. Yet before he revealed its location, Morde died under strange c... View more info

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Miles Franklin: Her Brilliant Career

By: Colin Roderick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Lansdowne Publishing Pty Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: 249812

ISBN: 1863026126

Condition: Good Condition


256 pages. Tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. ISBN: 1863026126. ISBN/EAN: 9781863026123. Inventory No: 249812. Paperback View more info

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Emma: The Life of Lady Hamilton

By: Colin Simpson

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248319

ISBN: 0370309847

Condition: Good Condition


225 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; History. ISBN: 0370309847. ISBN/EAN: 9780370309842. Inventory No: 248319. Hardcover View more info

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Pixie Annat: Champion of Nurses

By: Colleen Ryan Clur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, UQP: 2015

Seller ID: 249020

ISBN: 0702253723

Condition: Good Condition


Isobel Mary (Pixie) Annat grew up in rural Queensland and trained to be a nurse shortly after World War II. Working first at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, she went on to forge an extraordinary career as matron, then CEO, of St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane. Pixie Annat- Champion of Nurses draws on anecdotes from Pixie's personal journey and documents the important contributions made by medical colleagues during her more than 50-year career working in healthcare. It also recounts her years as a leader of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation. Pixie later applied her skills to many... View more info

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Hoi Polloi

By: Craig Sherborne

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Australia, Black Inc:

Seller ID: 245629

ISBN: 1863952217

Condition: Very Good Condition


Voted as a 'best book' of 2005 in the Bulletin, The Australian and ABR, this is a gritty memoir by an outstanding journalist, Hoi Polloi describes the world of seedy pubs, horseracing, sex, crime and new money. The young Sherborne's journey begins in Heritage, New Zealand in 1968 where a curious only child is exposed to violence, drinking and murky racial politics. His parents, whom Sherborne names Winks and Heels as part of his eccentric personal language, decide to sell their hotel and move to Sydney, Australia. To their minds Australia is New Zealand's 'England' and offers boundless wealth,... View more info

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery - His Life and Times

By: Curtis Cate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 249378

ISBN: 043411040X

Condition: Good Condition


608 pages. Tanning to pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 043411040X. ISBN/EAN: 9780434110407. Inventory No: 249378. Hardcover View more info

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George Buchanan - A Biography

By: D. Macmillan

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, George A. Morton: 1906

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 224801

Condition: Good Condition


Maroon boards with black lettering to front and gilt to spine - lightly faded. 292 pages. Moderately foxed throughout. Ex-Libris pasted in. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 224801. Hardcover View more info

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God's Golden Acre : The inspirational story of one woman's fight for some of the world's most vulnerable AIDS orphans

By: Dale le Vack

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Monarch:

Seller ID: 238324

ISBN: 1854247069

Condition: Good Condition


In KwaZulu-Natal Heather Reynolds and her husband Patrick have established a community care centre for orphaned and abandoned children, where children find sanctuary from abuse, poverty, and starvation. The very sick die with dignity; but for those who survive Heather provides love, security, education, hope and a future. She has set up football leagues and a touring theatre and dance troupe. Braving local indifference and facing down opposition from neighbours and gang leaders, she has attracted dozens of volunteers to assist in her rescue mission. A one-woman force of nature, she has enliste... View more info

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The Art Of Quartet Playing - The Guarneri Quartet In Conversation With David Blum

By: David Blum

Price: $17.50

Publisher: USA, Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Seller ID: 244411

ISBN: 0394539850

Condition: Very Good Condition


How do four instrumentalists with strong individual tastes and temperaments manage to forge a distinctive approach to the music they play? This extraordinary book ushers readers into the workshop of one of the world's most accomplished string quartets. In rich and probing conversations with their longtime friend and musicologist and conductor David Blum, the members of the Guarneri String Quartet, both individually as a group, tell what it is like to play together. 237 pages. Deckled edges (rough cut). Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Cate... View more info

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Joseph John Gurney: Banker, Reformer & Quaker

By: David E. Swift

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Conneticut, Wesleyan University Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 233051

Condition: Very Good Condition


304 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 233051. Hardcover View more info

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Pat Robertson: A Personal, Political and Religious Portrait

By: David Edwin Harrell,Jr

Price: $14.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Harper & Row: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 232679

ISBN: 0062503804

Condition: Near Fine Condition


246 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0062503804. ISBN/EAN: 9780062503800. Inventory No: 232679. Hardcover View more info

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Patrick White: A Life

By: David Marr

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2008

Seller ID: 237604

ISBN: 1741667577

Condition: Good Condition


I think this book should be called The Monster of All Time. But I am a monster . . .' Patrick White Patrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of more than a dozen novels and plays - including Voss, The Vivisector and The Twyborn Affair - lived an extraordinary life. David Marr's brilliant biography draws not only on a wide range of original research but also on the single most difficult and important source of all- the man himself. In the weeks before his death, White read the final manuscript, which for richness of detail, authority and balance is stunning. Throughout his exciting n... View more info

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Patrick White: A Life

By: David Marr

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1991

Seller ID: 240526

ISBN: 0224025812

Condition: Good Condition


I think this book should be called The Monster of All Time. But I am a monster . . .' Patrick WhitePatrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of more than a dozen novels and plays - including Voss, The Vivisector and The Twyborn Affair - lived an extraordinary life. David Marr's brilliant biography draws not only on a wide range of original research but also on the single most difficult and important source of all- the man himself. In the weeks before his death, White read the final manuscript, which for richness of detail, authority and balance is stunning.Throughout his exciting nar... View more info