292 books (15 pages) in this category
An Italian War Diary 1939-1940
by Katia Lysy & Iris Origo
<p><strong>A gripping unpublished diary from the bestselling diarist and biographer, covering Italy's descent into war</strong></p><p>Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century’s great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved ...eBook
A True Story of Love, Courtship, and Combat
by Gene Barr
<p>A True “Cold Mountain” from the Northern Perspective </p> <p>More than 150 years ago, 27-year-old Irish immigrant Josiah Moore met 19-year-old Jennie Lindsay, a member of one of Peoria, Illinois’s most prominent families. The Civil War had ...eBook
by The President ?. Yeltsin Centre Foundation
<p>A Man of Change is a gift from the Foundation of the First President of the Russian Federation B.N. Yeltsin otherwise known as The Yeltsin Fund, produced in cooperation with Glagoslav Publications and distributed with the aim to preserve the ...eBook
With an Excursion up the Rhine, and a Second Visit to Switzerland
by James Fenimore Cooper
In spite of the fact that he is the author of many quintessentially American novels, including The Last of the Mohicans, James Fenimore Cooper spent a significant portion of his life in France, where he moved his family in the hopes of boosting ...eBook
by Christina Stead
<p>'I am not a born writer, but I must say that when I have actually launched myself I get the profoundest and most passionate satisfaction from writing.'-Christina Stead</p><p><i>A Web of Friendship</i> is a collection of Christina Stead's ...
Four Victorian gents at sail on a Norfolk gaffer in 1889
by Mr S. K. Baker
During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the Norfolk Broads. Baker, a keen artist and diarist, recorded their ...eBook
by Astrid Lindgren
One of the twentieth century's greatest children's writers - and the creator of Pippi Longstocking - reveals her very personal experience of the Second World War ...
The Man who Created Dr Finlay
by Alan Davies
A.J. Cronin, author of some of the best-loved novels of the mid-twentieth century and the creator of Dr Finlay, has been unjustly overlooked by literary biographers. In this, the first full-length life of this eminent but often neglected writer,eBook
A Democratic German Feminist’s Response to the Catastrophe of National Socialism
by Edward Timms
<p>How was it possible for a well-educated nation to support a regime that made it a crime to think for yourself? This was the key question for the Stuttgart-based author Anna Haag (1888–1982), the democratic feminist whose anti-Nazi diaries areeBook
by Daniel Wallace
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by Patricia Hampl
Modern life only seems to become increasingly hectic and stressful, as we try to cram more into each day. In her sparkling new book, acclaimed author Patricia Hampl argues for the necessity of daydreaming and leisure in our over-amped ...
From Chastity to Copper Kettles, Musings of a Victorian Lady
by Elspeth Marr
Aunt Epp penned her life lessons, which form a fascinating glimpse of Victorian life, over sixty years. Sassy and opinionated, Aunt Epp was not afraid to voice her views and give her advice on topics ranging from gingerbread to genitals, sheep'seBook
A Scrapbook for Bakers
by Jen Waite
<b>T</b>hese are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband-the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life-fits the textbook definition of psychopath. In a raw, first-person ...
by Insight Editions
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The Life and Death of an Aviation Pioneer
by Ralph Barker
<SPAN STYLE= "" >Captain William Lancaster was the subject of public attention and controversy during his life as a record-breaking flyer, because of his love affair with Jessie ‘Chubbie’ Miller (dubbed “the Australian Aviatrix”) and as the ...eBook
by Fred Daniels
<p>Nathan is a young, impressionable boy who is saved from the Nazis by Catholic gentiles in his homeland, Holland. But in order to survive he must learn to be a good Catholic and undergo baptism. From there it is only a small leap to begin his ...eBook
by Colin Perry
This is almost all of what survives of a journal Colin Perry kept between March and November 1940, when he was eighteen years old, written in his home in Tooting and in the City of London where he worked. The journal was never intended for ...eBook
by James Campbell
Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Campbell hesitated about ...