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Harry Morgan's Way: (Non-Fiction)

'Morgan the Pirate' is a name long associated with all the trappings of pirate living - skull and crossbones, pieces of eight, speeding ships, almost in fact 'with a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum'. As legend has it, his was a life of high adventure, dastardly battles and more than a few gold coins thrown in, collected by underhand means of course. Yet if this legend is true, why did Charles II knight him at the height of his career an...

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The Yorkshire Witch

On the morning of 20 March 1809, the woman who had earned herself the title of ‘The Yorkshire Witch’ was hanged upon York’s ‘New Drop’ gallows before an estimated crowd of 20,000 people. Some of those who came to see Mary Bateman die had traveled all the way from Leeds, many of them on foot, and many of them were doubtless the victims of her hoaxes and extortion. A consummate con-artist, Mary was extremely adept at identifying the ps...

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Fit for the Presidency?

Every four years Americans embark on the ultimate carnival, the Super Bowl of democracy: a presidential election campaign filled with endless speeches, debates, handshakes, and passion. But what about the candidates themselves? In Fit for the Presidency? Seymour Morris Jr. applies an executive recruiter’s approach to fifteen presidential prospects from 1789 to 1980, analyzing their résumés and references to determine their fitness fo...

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Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers

The feminist thinkers in this collection are the designated "fifty-one key feminist thinkers," historical and contemporary, and also the authors of the entries. Collected here are fifty-one key thinkers and fifty-one authors, recognizing that women are fifty-one percent of the population. There are actually one hundred and two thinkers collected in these pages, as each author is a feminist thinker, too: scholars, writers, poets, and ...

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Flash Ou Le Grand Voyage - Sur les Chemins de la Drogue

De Paris à Beyrouth, d'Istanbul à Bagdad, de Karachi à Bombay, en bateau, à pied, en voiture, Charles se rapproche peu à peu de Katmandou, le haut lieu de la drogue et des hippies à la fin des années 60. Qu'il s'associe à des trafiquants d'armes, participe à la récolte du cannabis, monte des arnaques ou joue l'acteur à Bollywood, sa route est jalonnée d'aventures extraordinaires durant lesquelles il évoque de façon saisissante sa déc...

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Gentle Eminence: A Life of Cardinal Flahiff

His appointment as archbishop coincided with the Second Vatican Council (1962-65). Inspired by the Vatican sessions he attended, he strove for the spiritual renewal of the people of his diocese, becoming a clear and constant voice of the Church in Canada and beyond. Open to new things but respectful of the old, he spoke up for the rights of women and the importance of the laity in the Church. His ecumenical leadership in Manitoba was...

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Riddle of the Waves

Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Ireland - every crewmember aboard the Spirit of Falmouth had served in one of these trouble spots, had had almost unimaginably traumatic experiences there, and then had trouble readjusting to civilian life. Some were hospitalised, others ended up living on the streets, many of them found themselves alone and isolated. This unique and inspiring account follows the Spirit of Falmouth's June 2016 voyage around...

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Shéri: Just the way I am (2017)

Shéri Brynard was born with Down Syndrome. Although doctors gave her mother little hope, today Shéri is a lively young woman with many adventures behind her. She has met Oprah, shaken the hand of the president, andoften speaks at international conferences. She also acted in a local soap. Shéri talks frankly about the sorrows and joys of her remarkable life, while her mother, Susette, shares her side of the story with great honesty. S...

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Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary

Thomas Sankara, often called the African Che Guevara, was president of Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in Africa, until his assassination during the military coup that brought down his government. Although his tenure in office was relatively short, Sankara left an indelible mark on his country’s history and development. An avowed Marxist, he outspokenly asserted his country’s independence from France and other Western powe...

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Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA

World War II commando, Cold War spy, and CIA director under presidents Nixon and Ford, William Egan Colby played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century. A quintessential member of the greatest generation, Colby embodied the moral and strategic ambiguities of the postwar world, and first confronted many of the dilemmas about power and secrecy that America still grapples with today. In Shadow Warrio...