Memoir & Biography

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  1. Ziegfeld and His Follies

    Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer [Paperback]

    Cynthia Brideson (Author); Sara Brideson (Author)

    £22.50

    ISBN: 9780813175027
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    The name Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867-1932) is synonymous with the decadent revues that the legendary impresario produced at the turn of the twentieth century. These extravagant performances were filled with catchy tunes, high-kicking chorus girls, ... .... Learn More
  2. Russell Kirk

    Russell Kirk: American Conservative [Paperback]

    Bradley J. Birzer (Author)

    £22.50

    ISBN: 9780813175270
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Emerging from two decades of the Great Depression and the New Deal and facing the rise of radical ideologies abroad, the American Right seemed beaten, broken, and adrift in the early 1950s. Although conservative luminaries such as T. S. Eliot, Wil... .... Learn More
  3. The Mentelles

    The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky [Hardback]

    Randolph Paul Runyon (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780813175386
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Though they were not, as Charlotte claimed, refugees from the French Revolution, Augustus Waldemar and Charlotte Victoire Mentelle undoubtedly felt like exiles in their adopted hometown of Lexington, Kentucky - a settlement that was still a fronti... .... Learn More
  4. Roy Wilkins

    Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP [Paperback]

    Yvonne Ryan (Author)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9780813175805
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century
    Roy Wilkins (1901–1981) spent forty-six years of his life serving the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and led the organization for more than twenty years. Under his leadership, the NAACP spearheaded efforts that ... .... Learn More
  5. The Prince of Jockeys

    The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy [Paperback]

    Pellom McDaniels (Author)

    £21.00

    ISBN: 9780813175812
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Isaac Burns Murphy (1861--1896) was one of the most dynamic jockeys of his era. Still considered one of the finest riders of all time, Murphy was the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times, and his 44 percent win record remains unmatch... .... Learn More
  6. Athene Palace

    Athene Palace [Hardback]

    R.G. Waldeck (Author); Ernest Latham (Editor)

    £39.99

    ISBN: 9781592110087
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    As European capitals fell during 1940 and 1941, there swarmed to the Athene Palace, Bucharest’s Grand Hotel, diplomats, generals, Gestapo spies, and demi-mondaines from all over Europe. Arriving at the crowded Athene Palace on the day Paris fell i... .... Learn More
  7. Dracula

    Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad the Impaler [Hardback]

    Kurt Treptow (Editor); Radu Florescu (Other)

    £49.99

    ISBN: 9781592110094
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [Țepeș], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became obscured behind a veil of myths. As a re... .... Learn More
  8. Romania during World War I

    Romania during World War I: Observations of an American Journalist [Hardback]

    John Reed (Author); A.K. Brackob (Editor); Louise Bryant (Other)

    £29.99

    ISBN: 9781592110063
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Romania during World War I faced a unique situation. Although ruled by a German king, it had strong cultural and historical ties to France and the West. The young nation also had territorial ambitions that it hoped to satisfy. As a result, the cou... .... Learn More
  9. Miriam Hopkins

    Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel [Hardback]

    Allan R. Ellenberger (Author)

    £34.00

    ISBN: 9780813174310
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Miriam Hopkins (1902-1972) first captured moviegoers' attention in daring precode films such as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Story of Temple Drake (1933), and Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932). Though she enjoyed popular and cr... .... Learn More
  10. Roads Not Taken

    Roads Not Taken: An Intellectual Biography of William C. Bullitt [Paperback]

    Alexander Etkind (Author)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9780822965039
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Russian and East European Studies
    A journalist, diplomat, and writer, William Christian Bullitt (1891-1967) negotiated with Lenin and Stalin, Churchill and de Gaulle, Chiang Kai-shek and Goering. He took part in the talks that ended World War I and those that failed to prevent... .... Learn More

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