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 De Niro: A Biography John Baxter 9780006532309 HarperCollins (UK)

The life of Hollywood's number one movie actor, the elusive Robert De Niro, who shuns the limelight and rarely gives interviews, written by the leading film critic and biographer of Spielberg, Kubrick, Woody Allen and George Lucas.

Robert De Niro is the pre-eminent Hollywood character performer of our time: film portraits like the young Don Vito Corleone in THE GODFATHER II, Jake La...

cena: 49,42
    
De Niro: A Biography
 The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood Hugo Hamilton 9780007156634 Fourth Estate

"We wear Aran Sweaters and Lederhosen. We are forbidden from speaking English. We are trapped in a language war. We are the Speckled People." In one of the most original memoirs to emerge in years, Hugo Hamilton tells the haunting story of his German-Irish childhood in 1950s Dublin. His Gaelic-speaking, Irish nationalist father rules the home with tyranny, while his German-speaking mother...

cena: 66,53
    
The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood
 A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler Jason Roberts 9780007161263 Harper Perennial

He was known simply as the Blind Traveler. A solitary, sightless adventurer, James Holman (1786-1857) fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, helped chart the Australian outback and, astonishingly, circumnavigated the globe, becoming one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. A Sense of the World is a...

cena: 75,14
    
A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
 Blood and Roses: One Family's Struggle and Triumph During the Tumultuous Wars of the Roses Helen Castor 9780007162222 Harper Perennial

The Wars of the Roses tore England asunder. Over the course of thirty years, four kings lost their thrones, countless men lost their lives on the battlefield or their heads on the block, and others found themselves suddenly flush with gold. Yet until now, little has been written about the ordinary people who lived through this extraordinary time.

Blood and Roses is a gripping,...

cena: 74,97
    
Blood and Roses: One Family's Struggle and Triumph During the Tumultuous Wars of the Roses
 Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience Richard Francis 9780007163632 Harper Perennial

The Salem witch hunt has entered our vocabulary as the very essence of injustice. Judge Samuel Sewall presided at these trials, passing harsh judgment on the condemned. But five years later, he publicly recanted his guilty verdicts and begged for forgiveness. This extraordinary act was a turning point not only for Sewall but also for America's nascent values and mores.

In Judge...

cena: 74,97
    
Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience
 The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa Shawn Levy 9780007170609 HarperCollins Publishers

At one gilded moment in history, his fame was so great that he was known the world over by his nickname alone: Rubi. Pop songs were written about him. Women whom he had never met offered to leave their husbands for him. He had an eye for feminine beauty, particularly when it came with great wealth: Barbara Hutton, Doris Duke, Eva Peron, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. But he was a man's man as well, polo...

cena: 75,14
    
The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa
 Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti Gene Mustain Jerry Capeci 9780028644165 Alpha Books
-- Jerry Capeci's The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to the Mafia has already netted close to 12,000 copies since its publication in December 2001, making it one of Alpha's strongest new titles.

-- Jerry Capeci is one of America's most respected experts on the Mafia and organized crime. His Web site, Ganglandnews.com, gets more than 5,000 hits per day. He has appeared twice on Fox-TV promoting The...

cena: 87,89
    
Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti
 Stonewall Jackson James I. Robertson 9780028646855 MacMillan Reference Books
A portrait of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson traces his life from his humble beginnings through his military career, to his untimely death in 1863.
cena: 460,58
    
Stonewall Jackson
 A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War Stephen B. Oates 9780028740126 Free Press
When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serve, she became a veritable soldier, a nurse, and a one-woman relief agency operating in the heart of the conflict. Now, award-winning author Stephen B. Oates, drawing on archival materials not used by...
cena: 118,77
    
A Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War
 Thomas Paine: Social and Political Thought Gregory Claeys 9780044450900 Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited (Australia)
A comprehensive study of the social and political thought of Thomas Paine, one of the most important political writers of the modern era and author of The Rights of Man. This study concentrates on that political tract, and places it in the context of his earlier writings and evolving thoughts. It sets Paine's work against a background of natural law and rights writings, republicanism and...
cena: 195,14
    
Thomas Paine: Social and Political Thought
 Raising Blaze: Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World Debra Ginsberg 9780060004330 Harper Perennial

When you have a child that doesn't fit in, what do you do? Debra Ginsberg knew that her son, Blaze, was unique from the moment he was born in 1987. What she didn't know was that Blaze's differences would be regarded by the outside world not as gifts, but as impediments to social and academic success. Blaze never crawled. He just got up and walked when he turned one. He called his mother 'Zsa...

cena: 66,53
    
Raising Blaze: Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World
 Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII David Starkey 9780060005504 Harper Perennial
New facts and fresh interpretations are blended into a spellbinding account of the emotional drama and political intrigue that attended Henry's marriages.
cena: 79,44
    
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII
 When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School Sam Kashner 9780060005672 Harper Perennial

First student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Sam Kashner tells with humor and grace his life with the Beats. But the best story is Kashner himself -- the coming-of-age of a young man in the chaotic world of the very idols he hoped to emulate.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

cena: 75,14
    
When I Was Cool: My Life at the Jack Kerouac School
 Ridin' High, Livin' Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories Ralph
An angel spreads his wings. . . .

Sonny Barger is the number-one spokesman for the motorcycle experience. His New York Times bestseller, Hell's Angel, was an exhilarating history of his adventures with the world's most notorious motorcycle club. Now he brings us rousing, moving, and wildly entertaining true stories of his renegade brothers and sisters in the relentless...

cena: 70,83
    
Ridin' High, Livin' Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories
 A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through China's Proverbs Adeline Yen Mah 9780060006419 HarperOne
This is a cultural memoir as well as a personal account of China's past, illustrated by proverbs taken from a period of history when China was ruled by the First Emperor who united China, built the Great Wall, and standardized the Chinese language.
cena: 66,53
    
A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through China's Proverbs
 Finding Fish: A Memoir Antwone Quenton Fisher Mim Eichler Rivas 9780060007782 Harper Perennial
Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in the navy, where he became a man of the world, raised by the family he created for himself.

Finding Fish shows how, out of this...
cena: 70,83
    
Finding Fish: A Memoir
 The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: *God Doesn't Think He's Larry Ellison Mike Wilson 9780060008765 HarperCollins Publishers

Larry Ellison started the high-flying tech company Oracle with $1,200 in 1977 and turned it into a billion-dollar Silicon Valley giant. If Bill Gates is the tech world's nerd king, Ellison is its Warren Beatty: racing yachts, buying jets, and romancing beautiful women. His rise to fame and fortune is a tale of entrepreneurial brilliance, ruthless tactics, and a constant stream of half-truths...

cena: 79,44
    
The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: *God Doesn't Think He's Larry Ellison
 Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World Steven D. Stark 9780060008932 HarperCollins Publishers

Rob Sheffield, the Rolling Stone columnist and bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, offers an entertaining, unconventional look at the most popular band in history, the Beatles, exploring what they mean today and why they still matter so intensely to a generation that has never known a world without them.

Meet the Beatles is not another biography of the...

cena: 70,83
    
Meet the Beatles: A Cultural History of the Band That Shook Youth, Gender, and the World
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