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100 New Yorkers : A Guide to Illustrious Lives and Locations
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by The Little Bookroom
Paperback (09 November, 2004)
A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer : The Life of William
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by Walker & Company
Hardcover (01 April, 2004)
(5 reviews) 5 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Far more than a pirate story: Why should this wonderfully written book not only be read by those who admire Captain Cook, or who just enjoy seafarer and pirate stories?

A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska : The Story of Hannah Breece
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by Vintage
Paperback (28 January, 1997)
(7 reviews) 4.71 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: She'll Walk You Through the Snow: I fell in love with Alaska as described by Hannah Breece. She told an amazing story of a time that is long gone.
A Secret Life: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save
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by PublicAffairs
Hardcover (20 January, 2004)
(10 reviews) 4.5 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Colonel Kukllinski, a hero or a traitor?: I heard many things about the martial law in Poland, and I read many books on the cold war.

A Tale of Love and Darkness
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by Harcourt
Hardcover (15 November, 2004)
A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History's Wickedest, Weirdest,
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by Penguin Putnam
Paperback (01 May, 2001)
(52 reviews) 4.27 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Lots of fun for royal watchers: Michael Farquhar's "A Treasury of Royal Scandals" will delight inveterate royal watchers! As he sniffs in the introduction,

A Venetian Affair
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by Knopf
Hardcover (23 September, 2003)
(23 reviews) 4.7 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: It's hard to imagine a more romantic real-life story than the long, forbidden love affair of the 18th-century Venetian nobleman Andrea Memmo and a half-English beauty named Giustiniana Wynne.Andrea Di Robilant's A Venetian Affair is drawn in part from a cache of letters discovered by the author's father in his ancestral palazzo on the Grand Canal.I
Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography
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by Anchor
Paperback (01 December, 1991)
(43 reviews) 4.56 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Best ever biography of Hitler!: This book has to be one of the longest biographies ever written about a historical figure, but it is greatly the worth the effort expended to read it.

Alexander : The Ambiguity of Greatness
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by Random House
Hardcover (02 November, 2004)
Alexander Hamilton
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by Penguin Books
Hardcover (26 April, 2004)
(51 reviews) 4.65 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: Building on biographies by Richard Brookhiser and Willard Sterne Randall, Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton provides what may be the most comprehensive modern examination of the often overlooked Founding Father.

Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B. C.: A Historical Biography
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by University of California Press
Paperback (01 September, 1992)
(49 reviews) 4.55 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: There's no shortage of biographies available on Alexander the Great, but PeterGreen's Alexander of Macedon is one of the finest. The prose is crisp and clear, andwithin a few pages readers become absorbed in the world that made Alexander,
Alexander the Great: The Brief Life and Towering Exploits of History's Greatest Conqueror--As
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by Penguin Books
Paperback (26 October, 2004)

Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past
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by Overlook Press
Hardcover (03 August, 2004)
Alexander The Great
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by Penguin Books
Paperback (01 September, 2004)
(19 reviews) 4.58 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Best of five books I've read on Alexander: This book is insanely great. The author was shockingly young when he wrote it, but then,

Alexander: The Conqueror: The Epic Story of the Warrior King
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by Da Capo Press
Hardcover (17 August, 2004)
Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece
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by St. Martin's Griffin
Paperback (16 June, 2003)
(18 reviews) 3.94 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Great story, so-so writing....: Princess Alice of Greece is one of the most fascinating of all the royals, but unfortunately, the least known.

American Jezebel : The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the
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by HarperSanFrancisco
Hardcover (02 March, 2004)
(10 reviews) 4.4 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Anne Hutchinson should be on everyone's lips.: AMERICAN JEZEBEL is a compelling and fast-paced work that offers a vivid close-up on life in colonial America.
An Hour Before Daylight : Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood
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by Simon & Schuster
Paperback (16 October, 2001)
(56 reviews) 4.54 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Americana in the form of the written word: This well-written book gives a unique look at the "memories of a rural boyhood."I'd always read that Jimmy Carter was poor in his youth.

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
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by Scribner
Paperback (25 May, 1999)
(1623 reviews) 4.48 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: An exceptionally heartrendering and poignant novel: The non-fiction read of Angela's Ashes captured our attention with an infinite barrage of pure human emotions and experiences.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
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by Bantam
Mass Market Paperback (01 June, 1993)
(436 reviews) 4.5 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday,

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Escape
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by Carroll & Graf Publishers
Paperback (01 August, 2003)
(4 reviews) 4.25 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: A Remarkable Account: This story just demands to be read. It is one of tremendous suffering and the triumph of the human spirit.
Ataturk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey
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by Overlook Press
Paperback (01 November, 2002)
(25 reviews) 4.16 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Finally!: Andrew Mango has done an incredible job of honestly portraying one of the most important statesmen of the 20th century.

Autobiography of a Geisha
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by Columbia University Press
Hardcover (15 May, 2003)
(4 reviews) 4.5 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: Sayo Masuda’s Autobiography of a Geisha offers a story of unremitting hardship faced by a hot-springs geisha, a virtual indentured sex-slave in pre-World War II Japan. Born in 1925, Masuda began work as a nursemaid at age 5 and suffered a childhood of emotional and material poverty.
Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom
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by Wiley
Hardcover (30 September, 2002)
(8 reviews) 4.88 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: A Timely Topic, A Powerful and Exciting Book: I saw the Court-TV production of CHASING FREEDOM this past Monday (Jan 19). Appropriately,

Benjamin Franklin : An American Life
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by Simon & Schuster
Paperback (April, 2004)
(98 reviews) 4.39 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: This the best bio of BF out there: I'm giving Walter Isaacson's biography five stars for its fairness, its comprehensiveness, accuracy,
Benjamin Franklin
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by Yale University Press
Hardcover (October, 2002)
(35 reviews) 3.63 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: The Essentials of an Essential American: There is probably no American that deserves a big biography more than Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Rush : Patriot and Physician
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by Truman Talley Books
Hardcover (01 June, 2004)
(2 reviews) 5 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Lesser known Signer of Declaration Given his Due: Brodsky has done a brilliant job of telling Rush's story in an honest, yet sympathetic way.
Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945
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by Vintage
Paperback (12 June, 1988)
(19 reviews) 4.74 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: A Good Primer: While many readers may become fascinated with the book simply because of the author's pedigree, Vassiltchikov unwittingly opens the door of curiosity.

Black Edelweiss: A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the Waffen-SS
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by Aegis Consulting Group
Paperback (July, 2002)
(14 reviews) 4.93 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Near the top in terms of German Memoirs: I have read several German memoirs - Soldat, The Forgotten Soldier, In Deadly Combat - plus several other studies of the Waffen SS,
Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux
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by University of Nebraska Press
Paperback (01 December, 2000)
(38 reviews) 4.42 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Valuable Biographical and Historical Document: Black Elk of the Ogallala Sioux (or Lakota, their real name) led quite an important life among his people.

Blood Brothers
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by Chosen Books
Paperback (01 February, 2003)
(1 reviews) 5 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: darling: This is a must-read for anyone who is looking for a human perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Chacour brings the story of personal pain,
Blood Done Sign My Name : A True Story
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by Crown
Hardcover (18 May, 2004)
(6 reviews) 4.33 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: When he was but 10 years old, Tim Tyson heard one of his boyhood friends in Oxford, N.C. excitedly blurt the words that were to forever change his life: "Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger!" The cold-blooded street murder of young Henry Marrow by an ambitious,

Booknotes Life Stories : Notable Biographers on the People Who Shaped America
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by Three Rivers Press
Paperback (06 June, 2000)
(6 reviews) 4.33 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: What a great teaching tool - nice biographical vignettes: I am one of those who loves Booknotes and Book-TV and feel a real loss when my schedule keeps me away from them (yes,
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography
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by Da Capo Press
Paperback (05 June, 2001)
(17 reviews) 4.18 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Burton, Richard Burton: Sir Richard Francis Burton spoke, proficiently, over twenty languages. A prolific writer and skilled translator,

Charlemagne: Father of a Continent
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by University of California Press
Hardcover (01 August, 2004)
Charlemagne
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by Yale University Press
Hardcover (01 November, 2003)

Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life
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by Grove/Atlantic
Paperback (01 April, 1998)
(90 reviews) 4.57 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: The Scrupulous account of a life of a great revolutionary: This meticulously researched and clearly written biography of Che gives the reader all one wanted to know about the life and history of the revered revolutionary.
Che: Images of a Revolutionary
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by PLUTO PRESS
Paperback (01 October, 2000)
(4 reviews) 4.5 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: The Truth Hurts: This is not a book for the general public but for leftists. And it isn't about HISTORY but about Communist mythologie.C

Chronicle of the Roman Emperors: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial
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by Thames & Hudson
Hardcover (01 October, 1995)
(20 reviews) 4.7 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Excellent for a good read or as a historical reference book: Chris Scarre's Chronicle is a very good overview of the Roman emperors,
Cicero : The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
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by Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback (06 May, 2003)
(50 reviews) 4.14 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: A modern biography on such a great subject was long overdue.: Anthony Everitt clearly states his aim very early in this book - "to restore him (Cicero) to his proper place in the pantheon of our common past" - and he pulls it off in this successful political biography.

Companero : The Life and Death of Che Guevara
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by Vintage
Paperback (27 October, 1998)
(15 reviews) 4.6 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Accurate & Compassionate.: I found this book to be a fast and unforgettable read. Castaneda doesn't needlessly embellish nor exaggerate the importance of Che's role in the social upheaval and tumult of the '60s.
Dancing with Cuba : A Memoir of the Revolution
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by Pantheon
Hardcover (10 February, 2004)
(3 reviews) 3.67 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: don't bother: The author continually contradicts herself in a way that makes you wonder if she really "remebers" being there at all.

Daughter of Persia : A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic
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by Anchor
Paperback (01 April, 1993)
(30 reviews) 4.8 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Pleasent reading: This is a great book for a long train or plane journey, as once you start reading, you want to continue to find out what happens to this interesting woman - Persian woman.
Deceiving the Deceivers: Kim Philby, Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess
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by Yale University Press
Hardcover (01 December, 2004)

Diana Mosley : Mitford Beauty, British Fascist, Hitler's Angel
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by William Morrow
Hardcover (21 October, 2003)
(5 reviews) 4.4 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Great Biography of a Very Unusual Person and Family!: Diana was of the fabled Mitford sisters, and with the exception of her suicidal sister,
Doc Holliday: A Family Portrait
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by University of Oklahoma Press
Paperback (01 March, 2001)
(26 reviews) 3.88 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: Doc Holliday - A Family Portrait: I was hoping to get some interesting insight into Doc Holliday by one of his ancestors and this book does provide information on his early life that you don't usually find.

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight : An African Childhood
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by Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback (11 March, 2003)
(106 reviews) 4.25 out of 5 stars
Customer Review: A different perspective: It was interesting to read a book about life in Africa, from the perspective of a white woman brought up in a family who clung fiercely to the notion of white supremacy with every last bit of their strength.
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
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by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Paperback (01 September, 1995)
(32 reviews) 4.19 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: In 1940, harems still abounded in Fez, Morocco. They weren't the opulent, bejeweled harems ofScherezade, but the domestic sprawl of extended families encamped around a walled courtyard that markedthe edges of women's lives.

Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)
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by Times Books
Hardcover (05 November, 2002)
(9 reviews) 2.78 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: "I have been in politics ... most of my adult life. There's no more active political organization in the world than the armed forces of the United States." So said Dwight Eisenhower, the subject of journalist-novelist Tom Wicker's thoughtful--and often critical--Dwight D.
Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life
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by Henry Holt & Company
Hardcover (04 June, 2002)
(33 reviews) 4.06 out of 5 stars
Editorial Review: There is hardly a shortage of books about Dwight Eisenhower, but CarloD'Este's Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life stands tall in this forest byvirtue of the author's insistence on a too-often forgotten rule of biographers:show--don't tell about--the subject.

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