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#149901. BANDAGING THE BLITZ.
#149901. BANDAGING THE BLITZ.

Based on her memoirs, this true story of young Phyllis Elsworth begins in 1938. As she starts her nurse training in London’s East End, Britain is about to declare war on Germany. Her romance with a handsome young soldier blossoms into love as her life is transformed by air raid sirens and caring for injured servicemen.325 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151367. THE BOYHOOD AND YOUTH OF NAPOLEON Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1793.

This classic account, first published in 1905, is based on a trove of papers Napoleon collected in his early years. Discovered decades later, it culminates in the siege of Toulon in 1793 when he led the Republicans to victory against the Royalists and their British allies. B/w illus. 157 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#151535. THE SIX The Lives of the Mitford Sisters.
#151535. THE SIX The Lives of the Mitford Sisters.

Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. Born into privilege, they led stylish and scandalous lives as 'bright young things' in high society London, but the stark differences in their outlooks mirrored political extremes before and after WWII. Their lives are as shocking and fascinating today as they were then. B/w photos. 388 pp. 6x9".

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#151697. POPE FRANCIS
A Photographic Portrait of the People's Pope.
Follow the pontiff through a year in his life, from daily prayers to international pastoral visits. Through over 250 previously unpublished pictures, his family and early career photos, and texts, this tells of Pope Francis' journey to papacy from his immigrant origins in Argentina to the Vatican, and more. Colour and b/w photos. 251 pp. 9x11".

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#151725. THE THEFT OF MEMORY Losing My Father, One Day at a Time.
#151725. THE THEFT OF MEMORY Losing My Father, One Day at a Time.

Much like putting a puzzle together as the pieces are being taken away, the writer tries to preserve the life story of his father, noted psychologist Dr. Harry Kozol (consultant on the Patty Hearst case, and confidante of playwright Eugene O'Neill) as at the age of 88, after a life dedicated to treating others, Harry begins a descent into Alzheimer's. 302 pp. 6x8".

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#151745. THE SHORT, STRANGE LIFE OF HERSCHEL GRYNSZPAN.

On the morning of November 7, 1938, a desperate 17-year-old stateless Jewish refugee shot a Nazi diplomat in Paris. This compelling biography reveals the true story of what led up to his defiant act, and how the Nazis used it as an emotional catalyst to trigger Kristallnacht. B/w photos. 336 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151798. THE WOMAN WHO SAVED THE CHILDREN
#151798. THE WOMAN WHO SAVED THE CHILDREN
A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save the Children.
"To succeed in life, we must give life," she once wrote. Jebb helped save the lives of millions of children left starving in Europe and Russia after WWI. The author brings to life this unlikely revolutionary who pioneered the cause of children's universal human rights. B/w photos. 387 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151811. THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A HE DEVIL.

Witty late night chat show host Graham Norton shares with us his love of life and all its joys, big and small. In this entertaining memoir, he candidly reflects on his adoration of dogs, divas, Ireland, and more. 292 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151866. CATHERINE THE GREAT & POTEMKIN The Imperial Love Affair.
#151866. CATHERINE THE GREAT & POTEMKIN The Imperial Love Affair.

A fascinating portrait of Catherine the Great's lover and ruling partner - a volatile, brilliant, and astonishing man, whose bizarre magnificence both enchanted and scandalized Europe. Colour, b/w illus. 618 pp. 5x8". Softcover. Previously sold as "Prince of Princes: The Life of Potemkin".

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#151885. TONY BENNETT: JUST GETTING STARTED.

At 90 years of age, the incomparable Tony Bennett shares his reflections on celebrities (Judy Garland, Harry Belafonte, Pablo Picasso, Lady Gaga, etc.), family members, and special places that have inspired him and influenced his more than 60 years in the biz. Each story is accompanied by his original artwork. 270 pp. 6x9".

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#151960. THE RICHEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger.
#151960. THE RICHEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger.

A German banker during the Renaissance, he became the world's first modern capitalist through a mix of gumption, chicanery, and intellect. Learn about the man who got the pope to legalize money lending, and who made kings pay back their loans with interest! Colour illus. 283 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#151963. DISTILLED A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball, and Philanthropy.

This chronicles the key events in the life of an heir to one of Canada's great fortunes - Charles Bronfman - from his childhood, through his career in the family business, to landing The Montreal Expos franchise and philanthropic work. Find out how the Bronfman family splintered over the sale of Seagram. Colour and b/w photos. 348 pp. 6x9".

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#152128. CHUVALO A Fighter's Life.
#152128. CHUVALO A Fighter's Life.

He was the longest reigning champion in Canadian boxing history, fighting Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, but outside the ring he suffered unimaginable personal loss. This is more than a boxing memoir; it's a story of triumph over heartbreaking adversity. B/w and colour photos. 380 pp. 5x8". Softcover. Previously sold in hardcover.

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#152130. A HOUSE IN THE SKY A Memoir.

Held captive by Somali terrorists for over 460 days, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout's optimism, determination and imagination kept her alive. A stark reminder of how one woman's spirit can overcome harrowing conditions. 367 pp. 6x9". Hardcover. Previously sold in softcover.

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#150491.  MAGGIE SMITH A Biography.
#150491. MAGGIE SMITH A Biography.

One of Britain's best loved actors, she is an enigmatic and very private person. Follow her career path - which includes four seasons here in Canada at the Stratford Festival - through performances on stage, on screen, and of course, as the Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey. B/w and colour photos. 353 pp. 6x9".

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