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Nero - The Man Behind The MythNero - The Man Behind The Myth
Author:Richard Holland

The author recreates Nero's life: from his birth into the Imperial family in AD37 and his mother's banishment by Caligula when he was a young boy, through his marriage to the Emperor Claudius's daughter, Octavia, his accession aged sixteen, his love affair with Poppaea and the murder of both his mother and his first wife, to the Great Fire of Rome and the punishment of the Christians, the building of the Golden Palace, and finally the rising of the generals and Nero's disposition. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Hurricane - The Turbulent Life & Times of Alex HigginsThe Hurricane - The Turbulent Life & Times of Alex Higgins
Author:Bill Burrows

Bill Burrows reconstructs vividly the terrifying roller-coaster ride of Higgins' life. Outrageous, gripping and, ultimately wrenching. The Hurricane is the authorative biography of one of the most charismatic and self-destructive figures ever to appear in British sport. Hardback/Illus
 
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Wordsworth - A Life in LettersWordsworth - A Life in Letters
Author:Juliet Barker

This selection of letters and autobiographical fragments introduces us to the real Wordsworth. Juliet Barker, has bought together an unrivalled range of sources to allow the poet himself, for the first time ever, to tell his own story in his own words, assisted by those closest to him. The result is an intimate, authentic and revealing portrait of Wordsworth, his family and his times. Hardback/Illus
 
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Napoleon - His Wives and WomenNapoleon - His Wives and Women
Author:Christopher Hibbert

In this absorbing and original book, the author investigates Napoleon's relationships with the women in his family, his wives and mistresses. He was notorious for his rudeness to the ladies of his court. Hardback/Illus
 
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Mick McCarthy Ireland's World Cup 2002 Mick McCarthy Ireland's World Cup 2002
Author:Mick McCarthy with Cathal Dervan

In this honest and thought -provoking book, Mick McCarthy recounts his epic transformation from Ireland manager to one of the most respected men in world football. From the nervousness of the qualifiers to the traumas of the 'hardest week' of his life, McCarthy lived and worked under the glare of the world's publicity. This is the story of the wonderful Irish squad and Mick McCarthy's experience at the World Cup 2002. Hardback/Illus
 
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My Speed King Life with Donald CampbellMy Speed King Life with Donald Campbell
Author:Tonia Bern-Campbell

The love affair between British speed king Donald Campbell and vivacious singer Tonia Bern was one of the great romances of the 20th Century. But passion turned to tragedy with the dramatic death of Campbell on Coniston Water in January 1967, as he attempted to break the world water speed record in his famous jet boat, Bluebird. This is the story of deep love and passion, fast cars and high living, cruelly cut short by a tragic twist of fate. Hardback/Illus
 
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Kate Adie - The Kindness of StrangersKate Adie - The Kindness of Strangers
Author:Kate Adie

Kate Adie has reported from the world's danger zones and is so familiar to us that we feel we know her well. But, as her book reveals, her life has been more eventful than we can imagine. Kate is sharp and funny, and this book is full of insights into the modern world of news, where reporting the facts is not as simple as it might seem. Hardback/Illus
 
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Barry Norman - and why not?Barry Norman - and why not?
Author:Barry Norman

With five decades of the most fabulous anecdotes to be told from the flipside of the silver screen, Barry Norman has written a witty and intelligent story of a fascinating life. Hardback/Illus
 
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Lulu - I don't want to fight Lulu - I don't want to fight
Author:Lulu

This autobiography is the candid, compellling story of Lulu's remarkable life. And as much as it is a tale of stardom and celebrity, it is also one underpinned by courage and determination, and spirit undimmed - however hard the odds.
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Geri Halliwell - Just for the RecordGeri Halliwell - Just for the Record
Author:Geri Halliwell

This is Geri Halliwell's account of what happend after she walked out of the Spice Girls, four years ago. She reveals what it's like to strike out on your own. This is her story of what happened next. Hardback/Illus
 
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Garry Sobers - My AutobiographyGarry Sobers - My Autobiography
Author:Garry Sobers

Garry Sobers is, quite simply, a legend. He is acknowledged as the greatest all-rounder cricket has ever seen. In this, his definative autobiography, he recalls the records, the runs, the wickets, and the catches that prompted the games' other greats to eulogise over his ability. Hardback/Illus
 
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At Hitler's Side At Hitler's Side
Author:Nicolaus Von Below

This the personal account of a Luftwaffe aide who worked for Hitler from 1937 until the last days in Berlin, Nicholas von Below was a 29-year-old pilot when Goring selected him for the position of Hitler's Luftwaffe adjutant. He was with Hitler at every stage as WWII was planned, started and unfolded, and his observations tell of Hitler's responses to momentous events as well as military decisions and policy-making at Fuhrer Headquarters. His account is a superb source describing Hitler's inner circle. Hardback/Illus
 
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Giuliani - LeadershipGiuliani - Leadership
Author:Rudolph W. Giuliani with Ken Kurson

Honest and compelling, wise and inspirational, 'Leadership' is full of powerful stories and personal anecdotes that reveal both the character and principles that have sustained Rudolph W. Giuliani through an extraordinary career. On September 11, the world watched as he led New York City and the American nation through the tragic afermath of the World Trade Center attacks. Hardback
 
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Mr Strangelove: A Biography of Peter SellersMr Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers
Author:Ed Sikov

This is a balanced, in-depth life of this comic genius from his stage debut at the age of two weeks to his early death at fifty-four. The author reveals how Sellers used his creative craziness to stave off the darker and more debilitating madness that plagued him, his public face hiding a sometimes tormented private life. Hardback/Illus
 
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Richard and JudyRichard and Judy
Author:Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan

Richard and Judy are Britain's best-loved 'husband and wife' team. Watched by millions daily over the 13 years that they hosted ITV's 'This Morning' and now on their own show 'Richard and Judy', they have taken their place in the nation's heart. This compelling autobiography lays bare their heartaches, scares and joys. Hardback/Illus
 
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Stan and Ollie: The Roots Of ComedyStan and Ollie: The Roots Of Comedy
Author:Simon Louvish

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have remained, from 1927 to the present day, the screen's most famous and popular comedy act, celebrated by legions of fans. But despite many books about their films and individual lives, there has never been a fully researched, definitive narrative biography of the duo, from birth to death - from soup to nuts. This is that book. Hardback/Illus
 
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John Ruskin - A Life In PicturesJohn Ruskin - A Life In Pictures
Author:James S. Dearden

Despite professing a dislike of having his portrait taken, John Ruskin's footsteps were dogged by portrait painters, sculptors, caricaturists and photographers from the cradle to the grave and beyond. The book lists some 331 likenesses made between 1822 and 1998. The three introductory chapters to this book survey Ruskin portraiture and the portraits. Hardback/Illus
 
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FrancoFranco
Author:Gabrielle Ashford Hodges

This psychological biography considers Franco's mental state, as well as his political motivation. In doing so, it succeeds admirably in getting under the skin of Europe's most enduring dictator. Hardback/Illus
 
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Treason in the BloodTreason in the Blood
Author:Anthony Cave Brown

This is a dual biography about Kim Philby and his father Harry St.John Bridger Philby. It tells the extraordinary story of two men whose lives were directly opposed to the establishment into which they were born and bred. St. John Philby arranged the Saudi oil lease to go to America and his son Kim became one of the most remarkable double agents to be exposed. Hardback/Illus.
 
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WellingtonWellington
Author:Elizabeth Longford

The book uncovers the sensitive child of Irish aristocrats pushed into the army, making his name in India before returning to lead the Allied Armies against Napoleon in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo. Wellington then became a Tory Prime Minister of a country demanding every variety of reform. Paperback/Illus.
 
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ShackletonShackleton
Author:Roland Huntford

Ernest Shackleton the quintessential Edwardian hero, sailed on the 'Discovery' expedition of 1900 and went on to mount three expeditions of his own. His sensational 'Endurance' expedition ensured his place in history. This is a great adventure story and absorbing biography. Winner of the Nelson Hurst & Marsh Biography award. Paperback/Illus
 
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Douglas BaderDouglas Bader
Author:John Frayn Turner

Based on extensive interviews with the legendary World War II Fighter pilot, it tells the full story from his childhood to his work with the disabled later in life. The book includes the stories of his wartime activities, both in the air and as a POW. Hardback/Illus
 
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The Cap or the Price of a LifeThe Cap or the Price of a Life
Author:Roman Frister

This autobiography tells the story of Roman Fristers' metamorphosis: from happy child to merciless concentration camp prisoner, from branded captive to life-thirsty lover and bohemian. Hardback
 
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Hitler's Gladiator Hitler's Gladiator
Author:Charles Messenger

This is the story of the life of German general Josef "Sepp" Dietrich, who rose from private soldier in the Kaiser's army to command of an SS panzer army in the closing stages of WW11. A notorious but intriguing character of the Nazi era, it is impossible to disassociate him from the excesses of the Hilter regime. He was twice convicted as a war crimminal but he was also an effective military commander and devoted to his men. Paperback/Illus.
 
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View from the summitView from the summit
Author:Sir Edmund Hillary

The first man to set foot on the summit of Everest, the man who led a team of tractors to the South Pole, the man who jetboated up the Ganges from the ocean to the sky has, for the first time, gathered all the remarkable adventures of a lifetime into one volume. This is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. Hardback/Illus
 
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Ace of Diamonds - SchnauferAce of Diamonds - Schnaufer
Author:Peter Hinchcliffe

Schnaufer was an outstanding night-fighter pilot for the Luftwaffe in WWII. From his first operational flight in 1942 to his final one in 1945 he and his crew shot down a confirmed total of 121 British fighters. This is his story. Hardback/Illus

 
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