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Michael. My brother, lost boy of INXS

The life and ways of Michael Hutchence continues to fascinate. His elder sister Tina goes right back to the beginning chronicling events and key junctures, and she also shares some family difficulties since Michael's passing. Some people have the charisma to inspire and intrigue well after their lifetime and that's why we call them stars. Michael's star still shines brightly.

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Life and Death in Kolofata : An American Doctor in Africa

A physician spends 24 years working in a small impoverished area in northern Cameroon with numerous small villages, several with their distinct languages. When she arrives there is suspicion and people are reluctant to take their chances going to the clinic. Over time she and her fellow health care workers gain the local people's trust and build a small, more comprehensive medical compound. Her practice becomes so busy she is working...

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Not for Queen and Country: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Life as a British Soldier

From army cadets on Merseyside to action in the Falklands and Northern Ireland. Edward Denmark's story may shock and disturb those who see the men of our armed forces as serving their Queen and Country. For that is not the reality. The reality is that when you face the enemy you fight not for Queen and country but for life-for survival- for the chance to see the dawn the following day

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Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley's African Journeys

"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Yeah, yeah, yeah. We've all heard that quote. Some of us even know who said it. However, if that's all you know about Henry Morgan Stanley, you are in for a treat when you read Imperial Footprints. In his time, Stanley was compared with Christopher Columbus, and Newman makes it clear why. This is a well-written and very readable story. Newman has done an excellent job of capturing the adventure of Stanle...

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Monte Hellman: His Life and Films

Monte Hellman has made some of the most elegant and deep films of the history of American Cinema, like the overwhelming "Two-Lane Blacktop". Brad Stevens 's book pays the vital homage this under-evaluated body of work truly deserves. A pioneer book, well-informed, cristal-clear, as fascinating and sensitive as its object.

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Workin' Our Way Home: The Incredible True Story of a Homeless Ex-Con and a Grieving Millionaire Thrown Together to Save...

This was a wonderful behind the scenes story of Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It has been several years since I read their book, Same Kind of Different as Me. So this was a wonderful reminder of the relationship between these two very different men. Ron Hall does a great job of sharing Denver's human side. Denver was an amazing man. I loved some of the things that came out of his mouth. To be unlearned, he would express deep thoughts th...

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Frederick Barbarossa: The Prince and the Myth

The definitive scholarly biography on Frederick Barbarossa in English. An important discussion of the state of the literature, medieval sources that were previously unable are cited.. Readable. Great footnotes. This is the best biography of FB in any language. It ranks with Johannes Fried's biography of Charlemagne and Geoffrey Parker's biography of Phillip II. Ut is a major contribution to the study of pre-modern rulership and power..

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Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History

Not being a history buff, I stumbled on this book while healing a broken bone and with nothing I could do but read. I found it to be a fascinating adventure. I would never have believed that I'd enjoy a history book so much - it's as much a study of the human mind as of historical events. Mr. Topping is brilliant and a fine fine writer. "Utah Historians" is a study by a Catholic (imagine!) scholar of five writers whose careers revolu...