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The most popular Autobiography: historical, political & military books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Hard Way: Adapt, Survive and Win
A searing, raw and honest memoir of television's greatest SAS veteran. Sergeant Major Mark 'Billy' Billingham recounts his life, twenty-seven years of military service as an elite soldier, and new-found fame on the hugely successful Channel Four series SAS: Who dares Wins.
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Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp
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Warning
An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.
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Every Day Is Extra
John Kerry tells the story of his extraordinary life of public service, from decorated Vietnam veteran to five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Secretary of State for four years: a personal and candid memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history, including the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accords.
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Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?: A powerful true story of love and survival
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Harry: (Houdini)
Another addition to our hot new series of illustrated biographies for children - get on first name terms with the greatest people in history and living today.
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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world.' - J.K. RowlingWritten by Malala in collaboration with critically acclaimed author, Patricia McCormick, this children's edition tells the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world - and did.
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For the Record
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Permanent Record
Permanent Record is the essential and courageous memoir of Edward Snowden - the man who risked everything to expose the shocking mass surveillance used by governments across the world to spy on their own citizens.
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Daughter's Choice: A True Story of Hardship, Heartache and Hope
A heartwarming, moving true story of a young girl escaping hardship and coming of age in the Second World War.
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Becoming
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241334140 Author: Michelle Obama Publisher: Penguin Format: Hardback Pages: 426 Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm
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Pianist of Yarmouk
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Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
"A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.
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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' GuardianNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.
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Restoration Heart: A Memoir
Restoration Heart is William Cash's 'restore-a-wreck' memoir of house and heart.
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Trump: The Art of the Deal
TrumpHere is Trump in action - how he runs his business and how he runs his life - as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline.But even a maverick plays by the rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success.
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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future
'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' GuardianNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal.
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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.
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Upstairs & Downstairs: My Life In Service as a Lady's Maid
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Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister The Official Companion to the BBC Series
The real Anne Lister, and the official companion to the hit BBC series created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones.In Gentleman Jack, historian and series consultant Anne Choma draws from the explosive diaries of Anne Lister to recreate the life and times of one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century.
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Her Father's Daughter: Two families. One man's secrets. A moving true story.
By the internationally bestselling author Beezy Marsh, comes a powerful sequel to All My Mother's Secrets.
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Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography
The first behind-the-scenes look at the life of the most enigmatic first lady in United States history, from CNN's East Wing reporter.
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Strictly Ann: The Autobiography
Forthright memoirs of a singular personality - former MP and Strictly Come Dancing star, Ann Widdecombe.
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Escape: Our journey home through war-torn Germany
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Colin Thackery - My Story: How Love Changed Everything - from the Winner of Britain's Got Talent
The incredible life story of the war hero who sang for love.
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Messenger
This troubling real-life thriller takes us from their first meeting in a spartan flat in the rough suburbs of Manchester, to a bombing in Pakistan, a dramatic arrest and Malik's reporting career on the brink of ruin. Ten years later, Malik returns to this extraordinary tale.
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Hard Way: Adapt, Survive and Win
A searing, raw and honest memoir of television's greatest SAS veteran. Sergeant Major Mark 'Billy' Billingham recounts his life, twenty-seven years of military service as an elite soldier, and new-found fame on the hugely successful Channel Four series SAS: Who dares Wins.
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Autobiography: 150th Anniversary Edition with an Introduction by Pankaj Mishra
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Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story
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Downsizing: How I lost 8 stone, reversed my diabetes and regained my health
Downsizing is Tom Watson's honest, frank and inspiring account of how he radically changed the way he ate, lost more than 8 stone and reversed his type 2 diabetes. In the process he has successfully opened up a national conversation about weight loss, nutrition and health.
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Pianist of Yarmouk
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This Boy
Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. This book tells the story of two incredible women: Alan's mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to ensure a better life for her children; and his sister, Linda.
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.
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Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.
The reality of war laid bare in this funny, furious and moving account of one man's tour of Helmand.
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Homage to Catalonia
Following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, the author brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode: the revolutionary euphoria of Barcelona, the courage of ordinary Spanish men and more.
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Marine A: The truth about the murder conviction
For the first time, a blistering, highly-charged account from the man known as `Marine A' who was at the centre of the controversial murder of a wounded Taliban fighter. His case led to an unprecedented wave of public support which raised over GBP800,000 to fund his appeal.
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Kilvert's Diary
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Double Agent: My Secret Life Undercover in the IRA
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Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Details the life of the author from his birth into slavery in 1818 to his escape to the North in 1838: how he endured the daily physical and spiritual brutalities of his owners and drivers, how he learned to read and write, and how he grew into a man who could only live free or die.
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Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
The number one bestseller from Former President Barack Obama
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First Man In: Leading from the Front
NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERNo one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.
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No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel
A personal account of the shaping of modern Israel by Shimon Peres, former prime minister (1985-1986, 1995-1996) and president (2007-2014)
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Double Crossed: A Code of Honour, A Complete Betrayal
The Sunday Times BestsellerAt the age of 23, Brian Wood was thrust into the front line in Iraq, in the infamous Battle of Danny Boy.
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Long Shot: My Life As a Sniper in the Fight Against ISIS
The incredible inside story of a Kurdish sniper in the battle against ISIS - 'A book to marvel at' JOHN LE CARRE
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Better Ambition: Confessions of a Faithful Liberal
This is the inside story of a life that continues to test the boundaries of political opinion in Britain today.
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Heartland: a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth
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Renia's Diary: A Young Girl's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust
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Permanent Record
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Don't Let My Past Be Your Future: A Call to Arms
Don't Let My Past Be Your Future, Harry Leslie Smith's follow-up to Harry's Last Stand, is both a survival guide for today's generations and a memoir about persevering through difficult times with one's dignity and optimism intact.
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River of Angry Dogs: A Memoir
'The story of a teenager crossing Hitler's Europe with only her own courage and luck to sustain her. ... Stunning.' Elaine Feinstein