Biography & Autobiography

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  1. The Endless Tide

    The Endless Tide [Paperback]

    Iain R. Thomson(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912476589
    Published by : Origin
    In The Endless Tide, Iain R. Thomson turns his attention to the Hebrides, and the collection of stories that permeate the area. Meeting a vast cast of characters, he ranges from personal anecdotes of country life to political and scientific issues... .... Learn More
  2. The Northern Earldoms

    The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 [Paperback]

    Barbara Crawford(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912476817
    Published by : Origin
    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island ... .... Learn More
  3. The Man Who Gave Away His Island

    The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna [Paperback]

    Ray Perman(Author)


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    ISBN: 9781912476893
    Published by : Origin
    In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Hebridean isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent it becoming a rich man's playground (like so many other islands and Highland estates), to preserve a part of traditional Gaelic culture and show that efficient fa... .... Learn More
  4. Romanian Gymnastics

    Romanian Gymnastics [Paperback]

    Dr. Kurt Treptow(Author); Nicolae Vieru(Introduction)


    ISBN: 9781592110483
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Since Nadia Comăneci captured the hearts of the world with her amazing performance at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, one that would change the sport of gymnastics forever, Romania has been known throughout the world for its remarkable su... .... Learn More
  5. Nikolay Myaskovsky

    Nikolay Myaskovsky: A Composer and his Times [Hardback]

    Patrick Zuk(Author)


    ISBN: 9781783275755
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Drawing on a wealth of previously unexplored archival documentation, this biography offers the first comprehensive critical reappraisal of the career and achievement of Nikolay Myaskovsky (1881-1950). The story of Myaskovsky's unlikely rise to pro... .... Learn More
  6. Gerald Finzi's Letters, 1915-1956

    Gerald Finzi's Letters, 1915-1956 [Hardback]

    Diana McVeagh(Editor)


    ISBN: 9781783275724
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Gerald Finzi's (1901-1956) masterpiece is the radiant and touching cantata Dies Natalis. He is also highly regarded for his Thomas Hardy song-settings, for his Intimations of Immortality, and for his fine cello and clarinet concertos... .... Learn More
  7. Elfriede Jelinek Goes Australia

    Elfriede Jelinek Goes Australia: Indigenising an Austrian Nobel Prize Winner [Paperback]

    André Bastian(Author)


    ISBN: 9781925588514
    Published by : Australian Scholarly Publishing
    Austrian writer and 2004 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Elfriede Jelinek has never shied away from bringing up painful issues within the discourse of modernity. In her oeuvre of over sixty plays and novels she has worked time and again on a vast... .... Learn More
  8. Ice Without, Fire Within

    Ice Without, Fire Within: A Life of Jacquetta Hawkes [Hardback]

    Christine Finn(Author)


    ISBN: 9781789695977
    Published by : Archaeopress Archaeology
    Series: Archaeological Lives
    Jacquetta Hawkes (1910-1996) was a pioneer in public archaeology: first as the wife of a notable prehistorian, Christopher Hawkes, and then as the wife of the notable playwright, JB Priestley, placing her at the heart of British postwar culture. B... .... Learn More
  9. Duty, Honor, County

    Duty, Honor, County: The Life of Arthur McArthur Jr. [Hardback]

    Dr. A.K. Brackob(Author)


    ISBN: 9781592110247
    Published by : Vita Histria
    On September 15, 1906 Arthur MacArthur Jr. became the twelfth man in the history of the United States Army to be awarded the rank of Lieutenant General, the highest rank in the Army up to that time. This great honor, which marked the culmination o... .... Learn More
  10. Alexander III, 1249-1286

    Alexander III, 1249-1286: First Among Equals [Paperback]

    Norman H. Reid(Author)


    ISBN: 9781910900383
    Published by : John Donald
    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 2019

    Presiding over an age of relative peace and prosperity, Alexander III represented the zenith of Scottish medieval kingship. The events which followed his early and unexp... .... Learn More

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