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#145669. A NURSE ABROAD
#145669. A NURSE ABROAD
From the Arctic to the Outback.
Anne Watts became a nurse in the 1960s and came to Canada to work in Eskimo Point with the Inuit and later in the Australian outback. She writes eloquently of her experiences, the harsh environments and the prejudice aboriginal people faced. 40 years later she returns to both countries to see how life has changed. Colour photos. 289 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#146417. SOMEBODY
The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando.
It seamlessly meshes his screen triumphs in films like On the Waterfront, The Godfather, etc. with his tumultuous personal life. Read of his Broadway triumph at 23, his self-destructiveness, his ambivalence about acting, etc. Career and personal b/w photos. 350 pp. 5x9". Softcover.

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#146713. DISTRICT NURSE
#146713. DISTRICT NURSE
My Life as a Nurse in the 1950s.
Born in Belfast, Patricia Jordan left for England to train as a nurse. This is her moving and humorous account of life as a visiting nurse in a small English town that takes her, first by bicycle and then in an unreliable little car, into the homes of the people who need her care. 218 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#148126. JOHN GIELGUD
Matinee Idol to Movie Star.
He has been called "the greatest classical actor of the 20th century and supreme interpreter of Shakespeare", and this details his rise to fame and later acclaim as a director. With access to his personal letters, he emerges as a complex, proud, yet modest man with a lively sense of humour. B/w photos. 720 pp. 6x10".

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#148135. THE GIRL FROM STATION X
#148135. THE GIRL FROM STATION X
My Mother’s Unknown Life.
When Elisa Segrave was astonished to discover the wartime diaries that revealed Anne Segrave’s journey from Bletchley Park to Bomber Command and newly liberated Germany. Rare b/w photos. 355 pp. 6x9.

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#149652. NEIL ARMSTRONG
A Life of Flight.
NBC News Space Correspondent Jay Barbree and astronaut Neil Armstrong maintained a fifty-year friendship. Their conversations, plus interviews, transcripts and never-before-seen photos form the core of this definitive look at Armstrong’s love of flying, combat missions, and of course, space. B/w photos. 362 pp. 6x9".

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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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#150278. ELIZABETH TAYLOR 1932-2011.

Volatile, beautiful and charming, she created headlines wherever she went - a true Hollywood legend. Read about her life and see personal b/w and colour photos of Richard Burton, her children and friends, stills from her movies, and more. 144 pp. 9x11".

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#150278. ELIZABETH TAYLOR 1932-2011.
 
 
 
 
 
#150537. AN UNLIKELY PRINCE The Life and Times of Machiavelli.
#150537. AN UNLIKELY PRINCE The Life and Times of Machiavelli.

This compelling biography frees Machiavelli from centuries of misinterpretation, revealing the man behind the legend. Employing the backdrop of a cynical and irreverent Florence, the author provides a brilliant portrait of the complex man whose name is synonymous with duplicity. B/w illus. 334 pp. 6x9".

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#150644. MICHELANGELO
A Life in Six Masterpieces.
He clashed with dukes, kings, and popes, insisting he had no master but his own muse. The life of this irascible, egotistical, brilliant artist is told through six of his masterpieces - from the virtuoso Pietá of his youth to the magnificent dome of St. Peter’s in his last years. B/w and colour illus. 432 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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#150687. VERA BRITTAIN: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
#150687. VERA BRITTAIN: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925.
She abandoned her Oxford studies to enlist as a nurse in the armed services, served close to the Western Front, and by the war’s end had lost all the men she loved. Moving, sweeping, and considered one of the greatest accounts of war ever written, this autobiography of a woman who came of age on the eve of WWI captures the politics, hopes and despair of a vanished generation. 663 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#150725. RICHARD BURTON
Prince of Players.
Michael Munn, who personally knew the legendary actor, reveals surprising details about his life and career – his darkest secrets, his drinking problem, hell-raising stories that Hollywood hid, a fist fight with Frank Sinatra, the role of Elizabeth Taylor in his life, etc. 260 pp. 6x9. Softcover.

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#150725. RICHARD BURTON
 
 
 
 
 
#150981. LITTLE CYCLONE.
#150981. LITTLE CYCLONE.

This is the thrilling true story of Andrée de Jongh, the extraordinarily courageous young Belgian woman who would establish the greatest escape route of WWII. Her heroic actions together with the efforts of those whom she inspired saved the lives of over 800 airmen and soldiers stranded behind enemy lines. This classic account of her life was written by Airey Neave, the first British officer to escape from Colditz Castle. B/w photos. 190 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#151272. THE COOLER KING
The True Story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, POW and WWIIs Greatest Escaper.
Using contemporary documents and interviews with Ash's comrades, the author vividly recreates the multiple escape attempts of the man who defied the Nazis, while examining the passion that drove POWs to risk all in a bid for freedom. B/w photos. 305 pp. 6x9".

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#151298. SIR DAVID JASON
#151298. SIR DAVID JASON
A Life of Laughter.
From the colossally popular A Touch of Frost, Only Fools and Horses and The Darlings Buds of May, to fun voice-acting stints in The Wind in the Willows, actor David Jason is beloved by all ages. This biography follows his life from his childhood in 1940s London, to his knighthood in 2005.B/w photos. 286 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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