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Montaigne; A Life

by Desan, Philippe (Biography of Michel De Montaigne.)

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Princeton: Princeton University Press 978-0-691-167879 [978-0-691-167879] 2017. (Hardcover) 796pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Illustrations, abbreviations, bibliography, notes, index. "One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne (1533-92) helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it,… Read more
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Jane Austen's World; The Life and Times of England's Most Popular Author

by Lane, Maggie (Biography of Jane Austen.)

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9781550137910
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Key Porter Books [1-55013-791-3] 1996. (4to) 144pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers, black and white and color photographs and illustrations, index. "Jane Austen's World covers the historical period Austen inhabited and its influence on her creations. Central to the novels are the courtships that have captured so many imaginations - the relationship… Read more
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Mellon; An American Life

by Cannadine, David

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9780679450320
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf [0-679-45032-7] 2006, 3rd printing. (Hardcover) 778pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, notes, index. The top of the spine is gently edgeworn. "A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode… Read more
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New York: Viking 978-0-670-91846-1 [978-0-670-91846-1] 2012. (Hardcover) 421pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Black and white and color photographs and illustrations, notes, references, index. The top edge of the spine is lightly worn. "In 1120 the wife of a Norman draper's merchant gave birth to a baby boy in London's bustling Cheapside.… Read more
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David Lloyd George; A Biography

by Rowland, Peter (Biography of David Lloyd George.)

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New York: MacMillan Publishing 1976, 1st American edition. (Hardcover) 872pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, notes, sources, index. The top edge is slightly soiled and the top edge of the dust jacket is lightly worn. "Hero, rogue, idealist, cynic, treacherous friend, loyal ally, embittered foe, dangerous demagogue, impish genius… Read more
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A Life in Our Times; Memoirs

by Galbraith, John Kenneth (Biography of John Kenneth Galbraith.)

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9780395305096
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company [0-395-30509-8] 1981. (Hardcover) 563pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Notes, index. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed and a previous owner's name, inscription and label on the front free endpaper. "Many have been close to great events and great leaders. Few have combined that proximity with the… Read more
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Alfred Nobel; The Man and His Work; With a Supplement on the Nobel Institutions and the Nobel Prizes by Nils K. Stahle

by Bergengren, Erik (Biography of Alfred Nobel; Contributor Nils K. Stahle.)

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London: Thomas Nelson and Sons 1962. (Hardcover) 222pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece, photographs, illustrations, tables, bibliography. The bottom edge of the front and back covers is lightly waved and dampstained. "The name of Alfred Nobel has become known the world over through the prizes which, in accordance with his will, are… Read more
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Simone de Beauvoir; A Life...A Love Story

by Francis, Claude (With Fernande Gontier.)

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9780312001896
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New York: St. Martin's Press [0-312-00189-4] 1987. (Hardcover) 412pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, photographs, index. The dust jacket is very lightly faded and edgeworn along the top. "With the publication of her now classic manifesto of the liberated woman, the Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir became an intellectual… Read more
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Fidel; A Critical Portrait

by Szulc, Tad (Biography of Fidel Castro.)

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9780688046453
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New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc [0-688-04645-2] 1986. (Hardcover) 703pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrated map endpapers, illustration, notes, bibliography, index. The cloth of the spine is wrinkled. "On December 2, 1956, Fidel Castro, a young lawyer with an extraordinary vocation for revolution, landed at the foothills of… Read more
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Zola; A Life

by Brown, Frederick (Biography of Emile Zola.)

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9780374297428
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New York: Farrar Straus Giroux [0-374-29742-8] 1995. (Hardcover) 888pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations, photographs, notes, bibliography, index. The dust jacket is price-clipped. "Few writers have been - simultaneously - political hero, intellectual master, and literary giant. But Emile Zola (1840-1902) was: his monumental cycle of twenty novels extended… Read more
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The Younger Pitt; The Years of Acclaim

by Ehrman, John (Biography of William Pitt.)

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, Inc. 1969. (Small 4to) 710pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Top edge stained blue. Illustrations, notes, index. "Ten years of work have gone into the writing of John Ehrman's powerful biography of the younger William Pitt, Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Lord of the Treasury… Read more
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My Life

by Clinton, Bill

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf [0-375-41457-6] 2004, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 957pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, index. "President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to… Read more
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Benjamin Franklin; An American Life

by Isaacson, Walter (Biography of Benjamin Franklin.)

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9780684807614
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New York: Simon & Schuster [0-684-80761-0] 2003. (Hardcover) 590pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers, black and white and color photographs and illustrations, maps, notes, index. "Benjamin Franklin is the Founding Father who winks at us. An ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining… Read more
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Edith Sitwell; A Unicorn Among Lions

by Glendinning, Victoria (Biography of Edith Sitwell.)

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9780394504391
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf [0-394-50439-9] 1981. (Hardcover) 393pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Top edge stained mauve. Black and white and color photographs and illustrations, bibliography, index. There is a previous owner's blind stamp on the front free endpaper and a stamp on the bottom edge. "In this splendid… Read more
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Francis Drake; The Lives of a Hero

by Cummins, John (Biography of Francis Drake.)

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9780312158118
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New York: St. Martin's Press [0-312-15811-4] 1995. (Hardcover) 348pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers, maps, illustrations, facsimiles, notes, bibliography, index. "This is a full-blooded and absorbing portrait, based on research in English and Spanish archives, of the greatest seaman of the Elizabethan age. From his family's fierce Protestantism and early… Read more
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Toronto: Random House Canada 978-0-307-35795-3 [978-0-307-35795-3] 2018. (Hardcover) 1083pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, notes, index. "This book opens in July 1914, as Mohandas Gandhi leaves South Africa to return to India. Over the next three decades, Gandhi's daily life would be given over to the epic struggle to deliver… Read more
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Gabrielle Roy; A Life

by Ricard, Francois (Biography of Gabrielle Roy; Originally published as Gabrielle Roy; Une Vie.)

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9780771074516
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart [0-7710-7451-4] 1999, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 600pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. "The landmark biography of a remarkable literary woman". Biography of Gabrielle Roy. Originally published as Gabrielle Roy; Une Vie. Time Period 20th Century. Translated by Patricia Claxton. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Western… Read more
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Joseph Brodsky; A Literary Life

by Loseff, Lev (Biography of Joseph Brodsky.)

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9780300141191
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New Haven: Yale University Press 978-0-300-14119-1 [978-0-300-14119-1] 2011. (Hardcover) 333pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index. "The work of Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996), one of Russia's great modern poets, has been the subject of much study and debate. His life, too, is the stuff of legend, from his survival of the siege of… Read more
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Norman Bethune

by Clarkson, Adrienne (Biography of Norman Bethune.)

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9780670067312
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Toronto: Penguin Canada 978-0-670-06731-2 [978-0-670-06731-2] 2009. (Hardcover) 200pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Signed by the author. Chronology. "Norman Bethune - the most famous Canadian in the world, hero to a billion and a half Chinese - was a surgeon, medical inventor, tumultuous romantic, and advocate for the poor. Adrienne Clarkson makes… Read more
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Dylan Thomas in America

by Brinnin, John Malcolm (Biography of Dylan Thomas.)

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London: Readers Union 1957. (Hardcover) 245pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Top edge stained purple. Photographs. The top corners are lightly bumped and there is minor edgewear to the dust jacket. "Unashamedly we offer a controversial book, the biography of Dylan Thomas in his last years, told by the man… Read more
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