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The Secret Lives of Alexandra David-Neel

by Barbara Foster & Michael Foster

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August 26, 2002
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9781585673292
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the definitive biography of the explorer Lawrence Durrell called 'the most astonishing woman of our time.' She was the first European to explore Tibet at a time when foreigners were banned. In Tibet and Sikkim, she lived among hermits and shamans while studding first hand the secret mystical practices of Tibetan Buddhism, including out-of-body travel,… Read more
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Frontiers And Sanctuaries A Woman's Life in Holland And Canada

by G. Brender a Brandis

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May 31, 2006
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9780773529687
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The life of Madzy Brender a Brandis [1910-1984] - her experiences in war, as an immigrant and pioneer, wife and mother, writer, and painter, and invalid - exemplifies the challenges faced by many women in the 20th century. In a vivid retelling of her mother's story, Marianne Brandis chronicles Madzy's life. 416 pages, notes, index.
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John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946

by Robert Skidelsky

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August 6, 2004
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9780330488679
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Condition: clean copy. Content: A revised and abridged version of the authors three volume biography of John Maynard Keynes. 1022 pages, bibliography and sources, references, index.
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Man Who Forgot How to Read

by Howard Engel

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2007
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9780002007146
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The remarkable journey of a bestselling crime writer, stuck with a rare and devastating affliction, and how he triumphed over his condition. Afterword by Oliver Sacks. 160 pages.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author draws on a wide range of Japanese and Western sources in his study of Emperor Hirohito's political role. This analysis focuses on key controversies surrounding Hirohito's career, such as the extent to which Hirohito was responsible for Japanese aggression and war, and why he remains a much contested symbol in Japanese post-war politics. 250 pages, notes,… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Claude Monet is perhaps the world's most beloved artist, and the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are the most famous of all his creations. But these entrancing images were produced at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness and against the backdrop of World War I. By early 1914 French newspapers… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The story of the Hudson's Bay Company and its larger-than-live governor, Sir George Simpson, is i9nestricably linked to the formation of a Canadian nation stretching from sea to sea. At its height in the 19th century, the HBC trading territory covered three million square miles and spanned the continent. An no ope persson was more responsible for… Read more
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Pacific explorer:

by John Dunmore

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1985
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9780870215193
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Condition: clean copy. Content: After James Cook, La Perouse is major explorer of the Pacific in the 18th century. Leaving France in 1785, his expedition spent two-and-a-half years in the Pacific, before vanishing after its departure from New South Wales in early 1788. The mystery of his disappearance and its solution almost 40 years later have attracted a great deal of… Read more
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Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart

by Claire Harman

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2016-03
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9780307363190
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Condition: clean copy. Content:Drawing on letters unbailable to previous biographers, the author depicts Bronte's inner life with absorbing, almost novelistic intensity. The author serizes upon a moment in Bronte's adolescence that ignited her determination to reject poverty and obscurity: while working at a girls' school in Brussels. Bronte fell in love with her married professor, Constantin Heger, a man who treated… Read more
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Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway

by Siobhan Roberts

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2016
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9781620405956
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Condition: clean copy Content: Biography of the mathematician John Horton Conway, who died in 2020. An unconventional biography, which attempts to capture the quirky, imaginative, creative, and restless intellectual energy of Conway. 456 pages, bibliography, notes, index.
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Empress: the Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

by Ruby Lal

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2018
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9780393357677
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire. Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the 20th and most cherished wife of the Emperor Jahangir. Nur ruled the vast Mughal Empire alongside her husband, leading troops into battle, signing imperial orders, and astutely handing matters of the state. 308 pages,… Read more
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John Muir West Coast Pioneer

by Daryl Ashby

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December 1, 2005
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9781553800279
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Condition: New. Content: This tells the life story of John Muir, who came to Vancouver Island in the late 1840's from Scotland to work as 'consignee' labourers for the Hudson's Bay Company. The author draws on the Muir family diaries, recounting the family's voyage from Scotland, their search for coal at Fort Rupert and Nanaimo, and their challenge to the Bay… Read more
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The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

by Laura Thompson

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2017-10
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9781250099549
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Riveting. The Six captures all the wayward magnetism and levity that have enchanted countless writers without neglecting the tragic darkness of many of the sisters' life choices and the savage sociopolitical currents that fueled them." ―Tina Brown, The New York Times Book Review The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third… Read more
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All My Mother's Secrets

by Austin, Annie] Marsh, Beezy

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2018
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9781529002782
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From the Globe and Mail bestselling author of Keeping My Sisters' Secrets comes the moving and evocative true story of Beezy Marsh's grandmother and the family secrets that threatened her happiness. Annie is the eldest daughter of a laundress in Acton, London, raised to keep the rich families of Kensington spick and span. As she grows up in poverty in the… Read more
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Isbn inked out on back cover. Photo available on request otherwise a sound clean copy. No pre owner markings inside.
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The House of Mitford

by Jonathan; Catherine Guinness Guinness

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April 1, 2005
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9780753818039
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The classic story of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary families. Among the six daughters and one son born to David, second Lord Redesdale, and his wife Sydney were Nancy, the novelist and historian; Diana, who married fascist leader Sir Oswald Mosley; Unity, friend of Hitler; Jessica, who became a communist and then an investigative journalist; and Deborah, Duchess of… Read more
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On an icy morning in Paris in January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz--the only train, in the four years of German occupation, to take women of the Resistance to a death camp. The youngest was a schoolgirl of 15, the eldest a farmer's wife of… Read more
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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

by Anthony Bourdain

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2000-05
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5th printing
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9781582340821
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Sound clean hc in DJ. 5th printing. Light edge wear. Extra photos on request. New York Chef Tony Bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/expose. Kitchen Confidential reveals what Bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine." Last summer, The New Yorker published Chef Bourdain's shocking, "Don't Eat Before Reading… Read more
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John Bonham

by Mick Bonham

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March 1, 2006
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9781904915119
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217pp. In 1980, John Bonham, considered one of the greatest drummers of all time, died under tragic circumstances. Two months later, a simple letter signed by fellow band members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones stated that Bonham could not be replaced. After nine multi-million-selling albums and record-breaking world tours, Led Zeppelin came to an abrupt and premature… Read more
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My Dark Places

by James Ellroy

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Published
1996
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Good+
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9780712675888
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Signed by the author on the full title page. Sound clean hc in unclipped dust jacket. Nonfiction autobiographical writing about the unsolved murder of the author's mother in 1958, when James Ellroy was 10 years old, his mother's body was found in a run-down town near Los Angeles. The murderer was never found; the case remains unsolved. This remarkable book--part… Read more
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