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    Smiles from Around the World: The World is Beautiful and Connected

    R750,00
    How do human beings show their love? With smiles! Ingrid Marn has been travelling the world since she was a child, capturing people in diverse locations and situations, yet with so much in common. This book is a celebration of life and humanity, containing the heart-warming affirmation that we are positively and delightfully all connected.

    Himmler's Diary 1945: A Calendar of Events Leading to Suicide

    R625,00
    Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler instigated the mass murder of European Jews. 1945 saw his fall from second-most powerful man in Germany after Hitler to his suicide in British captivity. Throughout 1945 Himmler showed little sign of his supreme power, moving between action and indecision: V-2 rockets, release of camp prisoners and peace feelers.

    The Amazing Life of Ormond McGill

    R738,00
    This autobiography is a different kind of magical hypnotism book. It tells you all the secrets of hypnotism. And it tells you about the life of the most famous stage hypnotist of the 20th century, a lifetime devoted to professional performance of the magic, the mystic and the hypnotic.

    Wine, Women and Song: A Spitfire Pilot's Story Compiled from Doug Brown's Letters and Reminscences

    R625,00
    Spitfire pilot Doug Brown's RAF experiences. The first solo in a Spitfire was almost his last and he crashed on his first operation. It was a life of contrasts: the thrill of flying; the loss of fellow airmen; anticipation of combat; the boredom of 'readiness'; indulgent mess banquets; pranks and comradeship; and the unrelenting toil of war.

    The War Diaries of Count Galeazzo Ciano 1939-43

    R625,00
    The first illustrated edition of these remarkable first hand diaries from Italy's foreign minister during the 2nd World War

    Hermann Goering in the First World War: The Personal Photograph Albums of Hermann Goering: Part 1

    R625,00
    A Forensic photographic study of Hermann Goering's first period of notoriety, as a World War One fighter ace

    Heinrich Himmler: A Photo History of the Reichsfuhrer-SS

    R1 000,00
    A detailed study of Himmler's available diaries illustrating his private life and work itinerary, supplemented by photos chronicling his life.

    Detective Magazines

    R555,00 R652,95
    In 1924 the "true crime" detective magazine genre was born, and it thrived and evolved in all its fishnet-stocking, smoking-gun glory until its demise in the mid-1990s.

    Madame Ambassador: Behind the Scenes With a Candid Israeli Diplomat

    R549,00
    Madame Ambassador is an intimate description of what being an ambassador is really like. Tova Herzl draws on her twenty-one year career and shares her unique experiences as a single, Jewish orthodox woman serving as Israel's Ambassador to paint a vivid, entertaining picture of the lives and work of contemporary diplomats.

    At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists

    R559,00
    Benser explores the kaleidoscopic world of twenty-first-century pianism through a series of extended interviews with eight major pianists. Interviewees talk with Benser about such matters as their first experiences at the piano, the meaning of musicianship to them, and the joys and difficulties of a professional career doing what they love.

    Churchill and the Generals

    R750,00
    Includes 2 DVDs: Winston Churchill, a Giant in the Century, featuring remastered and colourised archival sources; and Churchill's Island, the 1941 Oscar-winning documentary from the National Film Board of Canada.

    My Autistic Awakening: Unlocking the Potential for a Life Well Lived

    R671,00
    Autism rates are on the rise, and many parents wonder what the lives of their children may be like in the future. This story of one woman's experience growing up with Asperger's illustrates both the experiences and obstacles someone on the spectrum may face-and offers hope that they may lead successful, rewarding, and very rich lives.

    David Livingstone, Africa's Greatest Explorer: The Man, the Missionary and the Myth

    R625,00
    This biography covers Livingstone's life and examines his relationship with his family who were the main casualties of his endless explorations. It looks at his legacy through to the modern day; he was an immensely curious person and made many observations of the flora and fauna. His legacy includes maps, geographical observations and samples.

    Confessions of a Civil Servant: Lessons in Changing America's Government and Military

    R503,00
    Confessions of a Civil Servant is filled with lessons on leading change in government and the military. Bob Stone based the book on thirty years as a revolutionary in government. It comes at a time when the events of 9-11 are sharpening America's demands for government that works at all levels.