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Elia Kazan: A Life
Elia Kazan: A Life

Playwright Kazan's autobiography reveals his experiences and influences as an American artist. He describes his collaborators: Harold Clurman; Lee Strasberg; Arthur...

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Foyles
What Fresh Lunacy Is This?: The Authorised Biography of Oliver Reed (Unabridged)
What Fresh Lunacy Is This?: The Authorised Biography of Oliver Reed (Unabridged)

Oliver Reed may not have been Britain's biggest film star - for a period in the early 70s he came within a hairsbreadth of replacing Sean Connery as James Bond....

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Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Himmler

As head of the SS, chief of police, 'Reichskommissar for the Consolidation of Germanness', and Reich Interior Minister, Heinrich Himmler enjoyed a position of almost unparalleled power and responsibility in Nazi Germany. Perhaps more than any other single Nazi leader aside from Hitler, his name has become a byword for the terror, persecution, and destruction that characterized the Third Reich. His wide-ranging powers meant that he bore equal responsibility for the repression of the German

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The Truckie Who Loved Trains: The Biography of Ken Thomas (Unabridged)
The Truckie Who Loved Trains: The Biography of Ken Thomas (Unabridged)

This is the story of an evolution. It covers the dramatic change in Australian transport over the twenty five years after World War Two....

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I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography
I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography

From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. He arrived penniless in New York City at seventeen; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk,...

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Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star
Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star

Here's the unauthorized, best-selling biography of one of America's brightest and most flamboyantly glamorous stars....

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The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder That Changed the World
The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Murder That Changed the World

In The Assassination of the Archduke, Greg King and Sue Woolmans offer readers a vivid account of the lives - and cruel deaths - of Franz Ferdinand and his beloved Sophie. Combining royal biography, romance, and political assassination, the story unfolds against a backdrop of glittering privilege and an Imperial Court consumed with hatred, taking readers from Bohemian castles to the horrors of Nazi concentration camps in a compelling, fascinating human drama. As moving as the fabled romance of

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Stanfords
Joseph Anton
Joseph Anton

From the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight's Children, which was awarded the Best of the Booker Prize in 1993, comes an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down. On Valentine's Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence. This is his own account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade;

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The Book People
Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored
Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored

This is the definitive autobiography of John Lydon, one of the most recognizable icons in the annals of music history. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols - the world's most notorious band, who shot to fame in the mid-1970s with singles such as 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'God Save the Queen'. Via his music and invective he spearheaded a generation of young people across the world who were clamouring for change - and found it in the style and attitude of this most unlikely

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Insider: Exodus End World Tour, Book 1 (Unabridged)
Insider: Exodus End World Tour, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Toni Nichols set aside her dreams to raise her little sister, but now she's reaching for the stars as the creator of a revolutionary interactive biography about Exodus End....

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The Blaue Reiter
The Blaue Reiter

Riders on the storm: The charge of 20th century expressionismAlthough it only lasted three turbulent years, the afterburn of the Blaue Reiter (1911 1914) movement exerted a tremendous influence on the development of modern European art. Named after a Kandinsky painting, The Blue Rider, this loose band of artists, grouped around Russian emigre Wassily Kandinsky and German painter Franz Marc, sought to reject establishment standards and charge into a new artistic unknown.Articulating spiritual

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Waterstones
Castlereagh: The Biography of a Statesman
Castlereagh: The Biography of a Statesman

A magisterial re-evaluation of Britain's greatest ever foreign secretary.

£14.99 From:
Foyles
Judas
Judas

In this fascinating historical and cultural biography, writer and broadcaster Peter Stanford deconstructs that most vilified of Bible characters: Judas Iscariot, who famously betrayed Jesus with a kiss. Beginning with the gospel accounts, Peter explores two thousand years of cultural and theological history to investigate how the very name Judas came to be synonymous with betrayal and, ultimately, human evil. But as Peter points out, there has long been a counter-current of thought that

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Stark Naked: The Autobiography of Graham Stark
Stark Naked: The Autobiography of Graham Stark

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Foyles
Antonin Artaud
Antonin Artaud

Poet. Actor. Matinee idol. Playwright. Theatre theoretician. Artist. Orientalist. Surrealist. Asylum inmate. Drug addict. Electroshock patient. Antonin Artaud. This biography, exploring the life of one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic personalities and idiosyncratic thinkers, reveals the artist's navigation through the first half of the century in the company of many of France's most influential cultural figures. However, Artaud's own existential journey was a lonely and largely

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