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Hillary's Antarctica by Nigel Watson

Hillary's Antarctica

Nigel Watson

eBook

Sir Edmund Hillary's exploits in Antarctica include the riveting story of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition he led and the establishment of Scott Base.

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The girl from Revolution Road by Ghazaleh Golbakhsh

The girl from Revolution Road

Ghazaleh Golbakhsh

eBook

A powerful collection of personal essays on displacement, being different and living between two worlds, told with humour and self-reflection. 'A book for our times, written with wit, lyricism, cynicism and tenderness.' Rachel House.

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The coal face by Tom Doig

The coal face

Tom Doig

eBook

'The smoke got thicker and darker and then it seemed to be coming from everywhere, swirling around until it blanketed the entire town . . .' On 9 February 2014 a fire took hold in Victoria's Hazelwood coal mine next to Morwell and burned for one and a...

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Edgeland by David Eggleton

Edgeland

David Eggleton

eBook

"The poetry in David Eggleton's new collection possesses an intensity and driven energy, using the poet's recognisable signature oratory voice, strong in beat and measure, rooted in rich traditions of chant, lament and ode. Mashing together the lyrical...

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Mismatch by Peter D. Gluckman

Mismatch

Peter D. Gluckman

eBook

We have built a world that no longer fits our bodies. Our genes - selected through our evolution - and the many processes by which our development is tuned within the womb, limit our capacity to adapt to the modern urban lifestyle. There is a mismatch....

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Magnolia by Nina Powles

Magnolia

Nina Powles

eBook

"Nina Mingya Powles' first full collection, dwells within the tender, shifting borderland between languages, and between poetic forms, to examine the shape and texture of memories, of myths, and of a mixed-race girlhood. Abundant with multiplicities,...

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Specimen by Madison Hamill

Specimen

Madison Hamill

eBook

"A father rollerblading to church in his ministerial robes, a university student in a leotard sprinting through fog, a trespass notice from Pak'nSave, a beautiful unborn goat in a jar ... In scenarios ranging from the mundane to the surreal, Madison ...

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This is your real name by Elizabeth Morton

This is your real name

Elizabeth Morton

eBook

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The conch trumpet by David Eggleton

The conch trumpet

David Eggleton

eBook

"The Conch Shell calls to the scattered tribes of contemporary New Zealand. It sounds the signal to listen closely, critically and 'in alert reverie'. David Eggleton's reach of references, the marriage of high and low, the grasp of popular and classi...

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At the pond

At the pond

eBook

Tucked away along a shady path towards the north-east edge of Hampstead Heath is a sign: Women Only. This is the Kenwood Ladies' Bathing Pond. Officially opened to the public in 1925, it is the only wild swimming spot in the UK that is reserved for w...

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Time of the icebergs by David Eggleton

Time of the icebergs

David Eggleton

eBook

"A collection for browsing and discovering things: soundscapes, seascapes, landscapes, contemporary politics and contemporary people, histories, traditions, and other things besides." -- Back cover.

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A sign of light by Jamie Trower

A sign of light

Jamie Trower

eBook

Birdboy observes the world through a pair of binoculars. Dog trots behind him at a distance, tongue lolling from its slobbery jowls, tail wagging. The memory of his dead mother, a strange man in yellow Y-fronts, a broken whisky bottle, his mobile phone....

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Wow by Bill Manhire

Wow

Bill Manhire

eBook

"Bill Manhire's Wow opens with the voice of an extinct bird, a song from anciency, and takes us forward into the present and the darkening future of other extinctions. For Manhire, the reach of the lyric is long: it has the penetration of comedy, satire,...

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Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen

Dropbear

Evelyn Araluen

eBook

An innovative collection of poetry and prose from a vibrant new Indigenous voice on the Australian literary scene.'I told you this was a thirst so great it could carve rivers.'This fierce debut from award-winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes...

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Bush School by Peter O'Brien

Bush School

Peter O'Brien

eBook

A charming story of a time long-gone and the struggles of a young man with his first teaching assignment in a village at the back of beyond.

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The ethical omnivore by Laura Dalrymple

The ethical omnivore

Laura Dalrymple

eBook

A handbook and cookbook for anyone who truly cares about the meat they eat.

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The music advantage by Anita (Anita Marie) Collins

The music advantage

Anita (Anita Marie) Collins

eBook

Groundbreaking music educator Dr Anita Collins draws on the latest international neurological research to reveal the extraordinary and often surprising benefits of learning music for children from newborns to teenagers.

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Step by step with Marley Spoon by Olivia Andrews

Step by step with Marley Spoon

Olivia Andrews

eBook

Learn to cook, step-by-step, the top 100 tried-and-tested recipes from food-lovers' favourite meal kit service.

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Three-martini afternoons at the Ritz by Gail Crowther

Three-martini afternoons at the Ritz

Gail Crowther

eBook

"A dual biography of poets, friends, and rivals Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton"--

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Untwisted by Paul Jennings

Untwisted

Paul Jennings

eBook

Honest, insightful, funny - a brilliant memoir about writing and teaching and life from one of Australia's most loved children's authors.

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Fault lines by Voddie Baucham

Fault lines

Voddie Baucham

eBook

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Maybe tomorrow by Boori Pryor

Maybe tomorrow

Boori Pryor

eBook

From the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, basketball court, DJ console and more ... this is a new anniversary edition of Boori Monty Pryor's life, his pain, his joy and his hopes, and is as powerful now as it was when it was first...

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Sure, I'll be your Black friend  by Ben Philippe

Sure, I'll be your Black friend

Ben Philippe

Book

In the biting, hilarious vein of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life comes Ben Philippe's candid memoir-in-essays, chronicling a lifetime of being the Black friend in predominantly white spaces. From cheating...

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The last correspondent  by Michael (Foreign correspondent) Smith

The last correspondent

Michael (Foreign correspondent) Smi...

Book

It was just after midnight when China's notorious secret police came knocking. A late-night visit to his Shanghai laneway house by China's notorious secret police triggered a diplomatic storm which abruptly ended Michael Smith's stint as one of Austr...

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Your turn  by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Your turn

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Book

In the twentieth century, psychologists came up with five markers of adulthood: finish your education, get a job, leave home, marry, and have children. Every generation since has been held to those same markers, but living in that sequence is no longer...

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The taming of the Jew  by Tuvia Tenenbom

The taming of the Jew

Tuvia Tenenbom

Book

The Taming of the Jew, Israel's number one best-selling e-book, is Tuvia Tenenbom's funniest and most disturbing book to date. For months on end, Tuvia roamed through the four nations that make up the United Kingdom -- Northern Ireland, Scotland, England,...

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A train near Magdeburg  by Matthew A. Rozell

A train near Magdeburg

Matthew A. Rozell

Book

At the close of World War II, American soldiers had the shock of their lives. In this book, the true story of the liberation of a death train deep in the heart of Nazi Germany is chronicled, brought to life by the history teacher who discovered the.....

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The 4 figure trick  by David Meckin

The 4 figure trick

David Meckin

Book

Forget the idea that financial management is complicated. This book will show you how to make financially sound business decisions using just four numbers - and fast. Finance for non-financial managers - succeed with just four numbers. Finance doesn't...

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Cut & dry  by Carolyn Dunster

Cut & dry

Carolyn Dunster

Book

Learn how to make stylish dried floral designs that will last longer than freshly cut bouquets. Do you adore having flowers around the house but they always seem to wilt and fall to pieces as soon as you place them in water? No longer! Join the trend...

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Stranger care  by Sarah Sentilles

Stranger care

Sarah Sentilles

Book

After deciding not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, try to adopt a baby through foster care. Knowing that the system aims for reunification with the birth family, they open their home to a flurry of social workers wh...

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The women's doc  by Caroline De Costa

The women's doc

Caroline De Costa

Book

'We never train women in Sydney,' Caroline de Costa was told in 1974 when she applied to become a junior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology. She and her husband packed their bags and their children, and headed for Dublin. When Caroline first started...

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The winter road  by Kate Holden

The winter road

Kate Holden

Book

On a country road in Croppa Creek, farmer Ian Turnbull faced environmental officer Glen Turner. What happened next shocked Australia. An epic true story of greed, power and a desire for legacy from an acclaimed Australian storyteller. July 2014, a lonely...

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Single pringle  by Stacey June

Single pringle

Stacey June

Book

We're encouraged to be comfortable doing our own thing these days. Female empowerment! Be independent! But many of us have yet to master the tools for living happily on our own. Stacey June is here to help! With the assistance of a whole slew of experts,...

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The kindness revolution  by Hugh Mackay

The kindness revolution

Hugh Mackay

Book

Revolutions never start at the top. If we dare to dream of a more loving country - kinder, more compassionate, more cooperative, more respectful, more inclusive, more egalitarian, more harmonious, less cynical - there's only one way to start turning that...

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Fury  by Kathryn Heyman

Fury

Kathryn Heyman

Book

At the age of twenty, after a traumatic sexual assault trial, writer Kathryn Heyman ran away from her life and became a deckhand on a fishing trawler in the Timor Sea. The life she left behind was beyond broken. Coming from a family of poverty and vi...

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Asking for a friend  by Helen Jacobs

Asking for a friend

Helen Jacobs

Book

Guidance of the highest calibre for every burning question you ever had. No matter what our differences are, we all ultimately ask the same big questions of life. When will I find love? What happens when we die? Why do bad things happen to good people?...

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Medical medium  by Anthony William

Medical medium

Anthony William

Book

Now revised and expanded with up-to-the-minute medical information and exclusive new content in a full-color format: the book that launched an international phenomenon and started a series that has sold over 2 million copies in total. The initial release...

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The lost Café Schindler  by Meriel Schindler

The lost Café Schindler

Meriel Schindler

Book

Kurt Schindler was an impossible man. His daughter Meriel spent her adult life trying to keep him at bay. Kurt had made extravagant claims about their family history. Were they really related to Franz Kafka and Oscar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame?...

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A high country life  by Philippa Cameron

A high country life

Philippa Cameron

Book

"Life on Otematata Station, a 40,000 hectare high country station in Otago, is busy and varied. Philippa Cameron and her husband, Joe, who is the fifth generation to work the farm, help care for this vast tract of land with 30,000 merino sheep and 500...

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A room of her own  by Robyn Lea

A room of her own

Robyn Lea

Book

A Room of Her Own features the dazzling homes of twenty extraordinary women around the globe. Across sitting rooms and studios, salon-style hangs and table settings, this is a book of daring inspiration. In this new Renaissance period - a time of art...

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The chief witness  by Sayragul Sauytbay

The chief witness

Sayragul Sauytbay

Book

I will never forget the camp. I cannot forget the eyes of the prisoners, expecting me to do something for them. They are innocent. I have to tell their story, to tell about the darkness they are in. It is so easy to suffocate us with the demons of...

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Beyond climate grief  by Jonica Newby

Beyond climate grief

Jonica Newby

Book

How do we find courage when climate change overwhelms us emotionally? In this magical, often funny and deeply moving personal story, award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby explores how to navigate the emotional turmoil of climate change. After r...

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The proof is in the plants  by Simon Hill

The proof is in the plants

Simon Hill

Book

All the facts and advice for anyone curious about feeling and doing better through a plant-focused diet. What if there was a way of eating that may help us live healthier for longer and protect the future of our planet, too? The good news is that evidence...

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Mortar & pestle  by Valerie Aikman-Smith

Mortar & pestle

Valerie Aikman-Smith

Book

The mortar and pestle are ancient tools that no modern kitchen should be without - they're handy for everything from simply cracking peppercorns and bruising fresh herbs, to making sauces such as pesto and mole as well as marinades, spice pastes, and...

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Botanical soaps  by Marta Tarallo

Botanical soaps

Marta Tarallo

Book

Learn how to simplify your beauty regime with Botanical Soaps as this book shows you how to create your own beauty products using all natural ingredients. Demystify your skin type and discover how to combat bathroom plastic, minimize your routine by ...

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Foolproof BBQ  by Genevieve Taylor

Foolproof BBQ

Genevieve Taylor

Book

Everyone loves to get the barbecue out on a sunny day - but how often do you end up with blackened steak, raw chicken, or collapsing veggie kebabs? Never fear - Genevieve Taylor, BBQ and live-fire expert and cook, is here to solve all your barbecue p...

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Broke millennial talks money  by Erin Lowry

Broke millennial talks money

Erin Lowry

Book

A comprehensive guide to talking about money in every aspect of your life, including at work, with friends and family, and in relationships, from the author of the Broke Millennial series.

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Excel  by Lisa A. Bucki

Excel

Lisa A. Bucki

Book

Covers the key features of Microsoft Excel in a concise, fast-paced, portable format that provides the perfect quick and easy-to-follow reference for novices and experienced users alike.

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Urban quilting  by Wendy Chow

Urban quilting

Wendy Chow

Book

A comprehensive guide for both first-time quilters and those looking for a refresher course, Urban Quilting teaches you everything you need to know about this timeless craft. Each pattern contains instructions for three different quilt sizes, with designs...

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Relationship goals challenge  by Michael (Pastor) Todd

Relationship goals challenge

Michael (Pastor) Todd

Book

Based off of the instant bestseller Relationship Goals and the author's wildly popular sermon series, this 30-day challenge helps you take your relationship from good to great!

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Beyond  by Stephen Walker

Beyond

Stephen Walker

Book

9.07 a.m., April 12, 1961. A top-secret rocket site in the USSR. A young Russian sits inside a tiny capsule on top of the Soviet Union’s most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile - originally designed to carry a nuclear warhead - and blasts into...

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Telling tales by Jane Yeadon

Telling tales

Jane Yeadon

eBook

Telling tales is a nostalgic and beautifully written account of growing up on a small family farm which vividly evokes a way of life that, although so recent, is now all but forgotten. For Jane Yeadon, growing up on a farm in the north of Scotland in...

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150 best sustainable house ideas  by Francesc Zamora

150 best sustainable house ideas

Francesc Zamora

eBook

150 Best Sustainable House Ideas features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even Trombe walls, the ideas featured inside are...

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Devil at my heels by Louis Zamperini

Devil at my heels

Louis Zamperini

eBook

The "inspirational" and "extraordinary" memoir of one of the most courageous of the greatest generation, Louis Zamperini: Olympian, WWII Japanese POW and survivor. A juvenile delinquent, a world class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: L...

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Cognitive behavioral therapy  by Jayme Albin

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Jayme Albin

Book

Improve your outcomes by adjusting your thinking and changing your behavior with cognitive behavioural therapy. Are you struggling with destructive thoughts and self-defeating patterns? This book will help you discover powerful tools to identify and ...

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The outdoor kitchen  by Eric Werner

The outdoor kitchen

Eric Werner

Book

Anyone can learn to cook outside over a fire with this dazzling guide to setting up an outdoor kitchen, featuring practical tips and 80 recipes from the award-winning chef of Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico. Chef Eric Werner cooks nearly every dish served ...

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The God equation  by Michio Kaku

The God equation

Michio Kaku

Book

Michio Kaku, renowned theoretical physicist and author of Hyperspace and The Future of Humanity, tells the story of the greatest quest in science. When Newton discovered the laws of motion and gravity, he unified the rules of heaven and earth. From then...

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How to garden the low carbon way  by Sally Nex

How to garden the low carbon way

Sally Nex

Book

Transform your outdoor space into a low-impact, carbon-absorbing sink with this fantastic gardening guide, packed with ideas to grow a climate-friendly garden that will help protect the planet. Keen on starting your own garden but unsure about your.....

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Wake up  by Piers Morgan

Wake up

Piers Morgan

Book

In 2020, the world faced its biggest crisis in a generation: a global pandemic. In the UK, it exposed deep divisions within society and laid bare a toxic culture war that had been raging beneath the surface. From the outset, Piers Morgan urged the nation...

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Music is the drug  by Dave Bowler

Music is the drug

Dave Bowler

Book

Canadian siblings Margo, Michael and Peter Timmins and Michael's childhood friend, Alan Anton, first started making music together over thirty years ago. Sixteen studio albums and five live albums later, Cowboy Junkies are still touring the world. Based...

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Poisoning the Pacific  by Jon Mitchell

Poisoning the Pacific

Jon Mitchell

Book

For decades, US military operations have been contaminating the Pacific region with toxic substances, including plutonium, dioxin, and VX nerve agent. Hundreds of thousands of service members, their families, and residents have been exposed but the U...

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The listening path  by Julia Cameron

The listening path

Julia Cameron

Book

A 6-week Artist's Way Program from legendary author Julia Cameron The newest book from beloved author Julia Cameron, The Listening Path is a transformational journey to deeper, more profound listening and creativity. Over six weeks, readers will be given...

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How to do the work  by Nicole LePera

How to do the work

Nicole LePera

Book

As a clinical psychologist, Dr Nicole LePera found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients - and for herself - she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual...

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No-fail watercolor  by author Mako

No-fail watercolor

author Mako

Book

Mako, the artist behind the beloved blog and YouTube channel makoccino, brings you the most comprehensive beginner's guide to watercolor. If you've ever struggled with self-confidence concerning your art, or been overwhelmed by which brushes you need...

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Design  by Alexandra Black

Design

Alexandra Black

Book

Find out all about the major design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and browse through the beautiful image catalogues of everything from glassware to posters and typography to chairs. Arranged chronologically, from 1850...

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Customer data + privacy.

Customer data + privacy.

Book

Collect data and build trust. With the rise of data science and machine learning, companies are awash in customer data and powerful new ways to gain insight from that data. But in the absence of regulation and clear guidelines from most federal or st...

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Think again  by Adam M. Grant

Think again

Adam M. Grant

Book

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort ...

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Small hours  by Graeme (Writer on music) Thomson

Small hours

Graeme (Writer on music) Thomson

Book

No one else sounded like John Martyn. No genre could claim him. He is one of the few musicians truly deserving of over-used terms like 'one-off' and 'unique.' He is a treasure, no less precious for being tarnished. He was a uniquely expressive singer,...

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Henry Kissinger and American power  by Thomas A. (Thomas Alan) Schwartz

Henry Kissinger and American power

Thomas A. (Thomas Alan) Schwartz

Book

Over the past six decades, Henry Kissinger has been America's most consistently praised--and reviled--public figure. He was hailed as a "miracle worker" for his peacemaking in the Middle East, pursuit of détente with the Soviet Union, negotiation of an...

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Red comet  by Heather L. Clark

Red comet

Heather L. Clark

Book

With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials--including unpublished letters and manuscripts; court, police, and psychiatric records; and new interviews--Heather Clark brings to life the brilliant daughter of Wellesley, Massachusetts who had poetic...

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The light of days  by Judith Batalion

The light of days

Judith Batalion

Book

One of the most important untold stories of World War II. The light of days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who helped weaponize Poland's Jewish youth groups to resist the Naz...

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The fate of Rome  by Kyle Harper

The fate of Rome

Kyle Harper

Book

A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to...

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Sprint  by Jake. author. Knapp

Sprint

Jake. author. Knapp

Book

Created by three partners at Google Ventures, the sprint is a unique five-day process aimed at helping businesses to answer crucial questions and deliver the best results in the least time, allowing the business to move on to the next level. It's a '...

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Hiroshima  by John Hersey

Hiroshima

John Hersey

Book

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Autobiography of red  by Anne Carson

Autobiography of red

Anne Carson

Book

A novel in verse on a homosexual romance between two boys. Geryon "understood / that people need / acts of attention from one another, does it really matter which acts? / He was fourteen. / 'Sex is a way of getting to know someone,' / Herakles had said....

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