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The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team (Unabridged)
The Gold Standard: Building a World-Class Team (Unabridged)

Autobiography of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski....

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Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest
Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest

At dusk on 24 September 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington's epic expedition to the mountain's immense south-west face.As darkness fell, Scott and Haston scraped a small cave in the snow 100 metres below the summit and survived the highest bivouac ever - without bottled oxygen, sleeping bags and, as it turned out, frostbite. For Doug Scott, it was the fulfilment of a fortune-teller's prophecy given to

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James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano (Unabridged)
James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano (Unabridged)

James Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano is the first biography of the actor, who died in June 2013 at age 51, widely recognized as one of the best - and most defining - actors of his generation....

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Thomas Becket
Thomas Becket

From the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award John Guy, comes Thomas Becket, a lively and enlightening new book that brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life.This is the man, not the legend . . .Thomas Becket lived at the centre of medieval England. Son of a draper's merchant, he was befriended and favoured by Henry II and quickly ascended the rungs of power and privilege. He led 700 knights into battle, brokered peace between warring

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Hammer of the Gods: Led Zeppelin Unauthorized
Hammer of the Gods: Led Zeppelin Unauthorized

The classic and best biography of the legendary Led Zeppelin, reissued for their fiftieth anniversary.

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Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha

The words and example of Gautama (often known by the title, 'Buddha') have affected billions of people. But what do we really know about him? While there is much we cannot say for certain about the historical Gautama, this persuasive new biography provides the fullest and most plausible account yet. Weaving ancient sources and modern understanding into an engaging narrative, Vishvapani Blomfield examines Gautama's words and impact to shed fresh light on his culture, his spiritual search and

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X's The Autobiography of Malcolm X was written in collaboration with Alex Haley, author of Roots, and includes an introduction by Paul Gilroy, author of The Black Atlantic, in Penguin Modern Classics. From hustling, drug addiction and armed violence in America's black ghettos Malcolm X turned, in a dramatic prison conversion, to the puritanical fervour of the Black Muslims. As their spokesman he became identified in the white press as a terrifying teacher of race hatred; but to his

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Wheels within Wheels
Wheels within Wheels

Dervla Murphy begins her autobiography in Lismore, Co Waterford. Her father was the county librarian and her mother a chronic invalid. She portrays the strain that her mother's increasing illness had on the family.

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Rollaresque
Rollaresque

London 1962. Five young hooligans have formed a band and are on a collision course with the austere and intolerant values of post-war Britain. From their beginning in a scummy flat off the Kings Road to the notorious Redlands scandal, this is the anarchic rollercoaster ride of the Stones' first five years. We follow our heroes in a rags-to-riches romp of sex, scandal, mischief and uproarious behaviour as they challenge the establishment, invent the archetype of the rebellious, parent-scaring

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A Drifting Life
A Drifting Life

The epic autobiography of a manga master Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and...

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Zbigniew Brzezinski: Americas Grand Strategist
Zbigniew Brzezinski: Americas Grand Strategist

Zbigniew Brzezinskis impact on Americas role in the world extends far beyond his years in the Carter White House. Justin Vaisse offers the first biography of the ...

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24 Hours at Waterloo
24 Hours at Waterloo

'One of the lancers rode by, and stabbed me in the back with his lance. I then turned, and lay with my face upward, and a foot soldier stabbed me with his sword as he walked by. Immediately after, another, with his firelock and bayonet, gave me a terrible plunge, and while doing it with all his might, exclaimed, Sacre nom de Dieu!' The truly epic and brutal battle of Waterloo was a pivotal moment in history - a single day, one 24-hour period, defined the course of Europe's future. In March

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Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin
Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin lived through America's most defining twentieth-century transformation, the dismantling of legally-protected racial segregation....

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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2 (Unabridged)

Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain's career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions....

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Arthur Jefferson: Man of the Theatre and Father of Stan Laurel
Arthur Jefferson: Man of the Theatre and Father of Stan Laurel

This first and ground-breaking biography of Arthur Jefferson, the father of Stan Laurel (the mastermind behind the legendary comedy partnership of Laurel and Hardy),...

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