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 New Non Fiction

In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a... read more

Promise Me Dad

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 New Non Fiction

Franklin D. Roosevelt is a towering figure in twentieth-century history. A masterful politician who would win an unprecedented four presidential terms, initiate landmark reforms that changed the American industrial system and transformed an isolationist country into an int... read more

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In his trademark witty and informative style, David Downie embarks on a quest to discover "What is it about the history of Paris that has made it a food lover's paradise?" Long before Marie Antoinette said, "Let them eat cake!" (... read more

A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food

More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump's mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being.
This is n... read more

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump : 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

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 New Non Fiction

In his previous books, Oliver Sacks had addressed questions of the brain and mind through the lens of case histories of individuals with neurological disorders. Recently, however, he had been reflecting on his experiences with such patients in the context of a lifeti... read more

The River of Consciousness

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 New Non Fiction

Awards:Winner of Kibble Award for Literature 1997 (Australia).

Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and t... read more

True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction

The long-awaited portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's greatest biographers, author of the definitive and acclaimed Matisse: The LifeAnthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the Music of Time, an undisputed classic of English literat... read more

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Life

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 New Non Fiction

'I love it! A real gem' Joanne Harris 'Will have the inevitable effect of sending readers in search of these intriguing lost names' Barry Forshaw
Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you're dead.
So begins Christopher Fowle... read more

The Book of Forgotten Authors

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 New Non Fiction

* The Four Horsemen (Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google) have not just created new businesses, but changed the nature of the economy and rules for success for ever. To win in the digital age - and to create massive stakeholder value - requires an understanding of how these firms becam... read more

The Four

In 1954, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC. His name was David Attenboroug... read more

Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought o... read more

Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory

The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the histor... read more

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine, 1921-33