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  1. Pioneer Girl

    Now a New York Times bestseller!

    Long hidden in archives, Laura Ingalls Wilder's original handwritten autobiography is a tribute to her family and her experiences as a pioneer. Written for an older audience, Pioneer Girl is her first-person narrative of the settling of Dakota Territory, the building of the railroad west, and life as a pioneer. The stories in this autobiography formed the basis of Wilder's international best-selling autobiographical novels, known as the Little House Series.

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    £37.95

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  2. Behind the Mask of Moebius Syndrome

    Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital neurological disorder affecting 2 to 20 out of every 1,000,000 newborns. Patients suffer from total facial paralysis. Unable to smile, frown or otherwise express emotion, their everyday personal relationships are deeply affected. This memoir of a young woman with Moebius syndrome provides a first-person view of life “behind the mask”. Learn More
    £20.95

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  3. I Am Evelyn Amony

    More than 60,000 children were abducted in east and central Africa in the 1990s by the violent rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army and its notorious commander Joseph Kony. Evelyn Amony was one of them. I Am Evelyn Amony tells a harrowing story of heartbreaking loss, unrelenting horror, and courageous survival. Learn More
    £25.50

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  4. David Bowie in Darkness

    David Bowie is widely considered a “chameleon,” shedding one persona to create a new one and thus staying popular, relevant and compelling. In reality, Bowie is able to work with the resources around him to create something new. This book explores Bowie's negotiation of his celebrity during his later career, with particular focus on “1. Outside”, an album symptomatic of deep-seated societal and personal anxiety. Learn More
    £30.95

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  5. My Century in History

    Offers vivid memories of Thomas Dionysius Clark's personal and academic journey, a journey that took him from Mississippi to Kentucky and North Carolina, to leadership of the nation's major historical organizations, and to visiting professorships in Austria, England, Greece, and India, as well as in universities throughout the United States. Learn More
    £102.00

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  6. Franz Kafka

    Grapples with the critical and subversive dimension of Franz Kafka's writings, which is often hidden or masked by the fabulistic character of the work. Löwy's reading has generated controversy, because of its distance from the usual canon of literary criticism about the Prague writer, but the book has been well received in its original French edition. Learn More
    £23.95

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  7. The Puzzle People

    Thomas E. Starzl, a pioneer in human organ transplantation, recounts the history of his miraculous field, its major players and the legal and ethical issues that surround it. This paperback edition features a new epilogue that brings readers up to date with developments in transplant surgery. Learn More
    £18.50

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  8. Works About John Dewey, 1886-1995

    A bibliography of works on John Dewey published between 1886 and 1995. Books and articles are listed by author and replies and responses are included. Reviews of Dewey's works are listed by journal. Authors of replies and responses, and reviewers of works by and about Dewey are indexed. Learn More
    £80.34 Inc. VAT

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  9. Clementina Suarez

    This is a biography of Clementina Suarez (1902-91), the matriarch of Honduran letters, who scandalised Central American society with her bohemian lifestyle, her passionate woman-centred poetry and her dedicated and unconventional promotion of art and literature. Learn More
    £61.95

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  10. Rufus King

    This is the first full-length biography of Rufus King. It emphasizes politics and diplomacy but also presents a well-rounded appraisal of King's personality, outlook, and interests. Many little-known facets of King's life are illuminated, including his relationship to the Burr-Hamilton duel. Originally published in 1968. Learn More
    £59.95

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  11. Mr. Putin

    Many Putin watchers believe that being able to anticipate the quixotic Russian president's next move depends on uncovering the "real" Vladimir Putin. In this revised and updated edition, Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Putin is in fact a man of many complex identities. Drawing on a range of sources, including their own personal encounters, they describe six that are most essential: the Statist, the History Man, the Survivalist, the Outsider, the Free Marketeer, and the Case Officer. Learn More
    £27.50

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  12. Usain Bolt

    A richly illustrated book on the career, on and off the track, of sprinting superstar Usain Bolt, from schoolboy prodigy to World and triple Olympic Champion and world record holder for 100 and 200 metres. This comprehensive new biography includes an exclusive farewell penned by the world champion himself and is a must-have for every Bolt fan and athletics enthusiast. Learn More
    £20.00

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  13. The Business of Nation Building

    The name Douglas Orane is well known in business circles within and outside of Jamaica. In The Business of Nation Building, Orane’s voice rings loud and clear and the messages still resonate. From entrepreneurship to sports, private and public sector management to youth development, women, productivity, leadership, and the diaspora and beyond, his passion for country and prescription for its ills are exemplary. Learn More
    £17.95

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  14. Bound in Shallows

    Errol Harris was a greatly respected and influential philosopher and public intellectual in North America, Britain and Europe in the 20th century. His autobiography provides insight into the influences that contributed to the shaping of his remarkable character and career. The book also covers his research and his writing of his comprehensive philosophical system on the concept of mind and its relation to the world. Learn More
    £29.95

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  15. Through an Indian's Looking Glass

    The life of William Apess (1789--1839), a Pequot Indian, Methodist preacher, and widely celebrated writer, provides a lens through which to comprehend the complex dynamics of indigenous survival and resistance in the era of America's early nationhood. Through archival research, readings of Apess's key works, and informed speculation, Drew Lopenzina provides a vivid portrait of this singular Native American figure. Learn More
    £92.95

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  16. MS Swaminathan in Conversation with Nitya Rao

    This book consists of two parts, written at different times and with different purposes. They are not sequential, yet belong together. The first tells the story of the life of M.S. Swaminathan, and his dream of securing human dignity through food sovereignty in India, and the second reflects on the implications and nuances of the story. Learn More
    £31.50

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