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Long shadows, high hopes  by Neil Fraser

Long shadows, high hopes

Neil Fraser

Book

"During the 1980s and 90s, The The released several of the most engaging, challenging, and enduring albums of the period. From the catchy urban poetry of Soul Mining through the intense visual feast of Infected, the prescient politics of Mind Bomb an...

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Daughters of the Winter Queen  by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone

Daughters of the Winter Queen

Nancy Bazelon Goldstone

Book

"The story of four noble sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots. Elizabeth Stuart's life was transformed when her father ascended to the English throne as King James I. Her marriage to a German count...

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Runaway Amish girl by Emma J. Gingerich

Runaway Amish girl

Emma J. Gingerich

eBook

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Battarbee and Namatjira by Martin Edmond

Battarbee and Namatjira

Martin Edmond

eBook

Battarbee and Namatjira is the double biography of artists Rex Battarbee and Albert Namatjira, one white Australian from Warrnambool in Victoria, the other Aboriginal, of the Arrernte people, from the Hermannsburg Mission west of Alice Springs. From ...

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The woman I wanted to be by Diane Von Furstenberg

The woman I wanted to be

Diane Von Furstenberg

eBook

"Von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolize independence and power for an entire generation of women ... [mining] the rich territory...

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The code of trust by Robin Dreeke

The code of trust

Robin Dreeke

eBook

"Robin Dreeke is a 28-year veteran of federal service, including the United States Naval Academy, United States Marine Corps. He served most recently as a senior agent in the FBI, with 20 years of experience. He was, until recently, the head of the.....

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Bodacious by Suzanna Crampton

Bodacious

Suzanna Crampton

eBook

BODACIOUS: THE SHEPHERD CAT is a heart-warming and charming tale in which Bodacious tells us about life as The Shepherd Cat on Black Sheep Farm. 'I am Bodacious, The Shepherd Cat , and this is my life story. I wasn't always called Bodacious. I must have...

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Mentoring by Jack Manning Bancroft

Mentoring

Jack Manning Bancroft

eBook

When Jack Manning Bancroft founded AIME in 2005, building a bridge of mentoring between university students and Indigenous Australian high school kids, few people would have predicted that the initial cohort of 25 kids would grow to more than 15,000 ...

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Relentless by Ted W. Baxter

Relentless

Ted W. Baxter

eBook

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Dreamers by Snigdha Poonam

Dreamers

Snigdha Poonam

eBook

More than half of India is under the age of twenty-five and the country is set to have the youngest population in the world by 2021. But India's millennials are nothing like their counterparts in the West. In a world that's marked by unprecedented co...

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Syama Prasad Mookerjee by Tathagata Roy

Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Tathagata Roy

eBook

Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and controversial leaders in India's recent history. In spite of his significant political...

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Born in chains by Clinton Chauke

Born in chains

Clinton Chauke

eBook

What is it like to be born dirt-poor in South Africa? Clinton Chauke knows, having been raised alongside his two sisters in a remote village bordering the Kruger National Park and a squatter camp outside Pretoria. Clinton is a young village boy when ...

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Find another place by Ben Graff

Find another place

Ben Graff

eBook

"'Families are their stories,' said my grandfather Martin that late autumn day in 2001, as he placed a clear plastic folder containing his journal into my hands." Part historical meditation on people now gone, part detective story and journey of disc...

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The Search for Raoul Wallenberg the Truth by Sharon Leontine Wallenberg

The Search for Raoul Wallenberg the Truth

Sharon Leontine Wallenberg

eBook

The Search for Raoul Wallenberg: The Truth tells a true story that reaches back over one hundred years, touches on the lives of over one hundred thousand people, involves the governments of four countries, includes hundreds of documents, and both exp...

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Zeitoun  by Dave Eggers

Zeitoun

Dave Eggers

Book

"The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane...

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Jumping into the parade by Tim (Executive) Brown

Jumping into the parade

Tim (Executive) Brown

eBook

On the outside, it looked like Tim Brown was living the American Dream. After overcoming a difficult childhood in a dysfunctional family rife with drugs and alcohol, he became a millionaire by age 30 and had a beautiful wife and young son, a deep commitment...

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And give up showbiz? by Josh (Joshua D.) Young

And give up showbiz?

Josh (Joshua D.) Young

eBook

In the early '90s, Big Tobacco was making a killing. There was no entity more powerful, and national tobacco-related deaths numbered in the hundreds of thousands each year. The economic loss from smoking-related illnesses was billions of dollars. And...

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In the Shadow of the Buddha by Matteo Pistono

In the Shadow of the Buddha

Matteo Pistono

eBook

For nearly a decade, Matteo Pistono smuggled out of Tibet evidence of atrocities by the Chinese government, showing it to the United States government, human rights organisations, and anyone who would listen. Yet Pistono did not originally intend to fight...

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The accidental millionaire by Gary Fong

The accidental millionaire

Gary Fong

eBook

The Accidental Millionaire is the memoir of Gary Fong, would-be slacker who revolutionized wedding photography, inventor of popular photography aids, entrepreneur, contrarian, bon vivant and a man who really, really didn't want to become a doctor. A....

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Film school by Steve Boman

Film school

Steve Boman

eBook

One L meets You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again. In this comic and moving and completely true tale, Film School reveals what life is like at the elite school that trained Hollywood's biggest names. When Midwestern journalist Steve Boman applied...

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How my death saved my life-- and other stories on my journey to wholeness by Denise Linn

How my death saved my life-- and other stories on my journey to wholeness

Denise Linn

eBook

How My Death Saved My Life is the remarkable story of author Denise Linn. In this triumphant autobiography, Denise speaks with a compassionate yet fiery conviction, born of deep pain, as she describes overcoming the horror of an abusive childhood and...

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Dancing with life by Jamuna Rangachari

Dancing with life

Jamuna Rangachari

eBook

Hope is the only real antidote to any ailment or challenge . . . A journey marked by courage, conviction and determination that brings to life the exceptional efforts of one individual to emerge victorious against a debilitating disease. At thirty-th...

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Don't die with your music still in you by Serena (Serena J.) Dyer

Don't die with your music still in you

Serena (Serena J.) Dyer

eBook

In 2001, Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book called 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, based on the most important principles he wanted his children to live by. Serena Dyer, one of those children, has contemplated these ideas throughout her life. ""Don't...

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Centaur by Declan Murphy

Centaur

Declan Murphy

eAudiobook

Coping with your own death, when you are not yet dead, is a strange thing...A natural on a horse since he was able to walk, and imbued with a pure love of riding, Declan Murphy became one of the most brilliant jockeys of his generation before his world...

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Everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton

Everything I know about love

Dolly Alderton

eAudiobook

***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER*** Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything I Know About Love written and read by Dolly Alderton. A Spot-on, wildly funny and sometimes heart-breaking book about growing up, growing older and navigating...

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From nowhere by Jamie Vardy

From nowhere

Jamie Vardy

eAudiobook

The official autobiography of Jamie Vardy.An ordinary lad from Sheffield, Jamie Vardy has become known as an against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Yet a few years ago, things couldn't have been any more different. Rejected as a teenager by...

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The old man and the sand eel by Will Millard

The old man and the sand eel

Will Millard

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Old Man and the Sand Eel, written and read by Will Millard. Growing up on the Cambridgeshire Fens, Will Millard never felt more at home than when he was out with his granddad on the riverbank whiling away...

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I can't date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux

I can't date Jesus

Michael Arceneaux

eAudiobook

Featured as one of Summer 2018's most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media. In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can't Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I'm Judging...

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More power by Hugh Matheson

More power

Hugh Matheson

eAudiobook

Arguably the greatest coach in British sporting history. Jurgen Grobler's Olympic coaching career is one of legend, yet the man himself has remained resolutely out of the spotlight. Over the last twenty years he has masterminded British Rowing's inco...

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Miss Savidge moves her house  by Christine Adams

Miss Savidge moves her house

Christine Adams

Book

"The hardback edition of this book, published in 2009 under the title A Lifetime in the Building, saw its extraordinary story featured not only in the Daily Mail but also Hello magazine - and quickly sold out two printings. Now it is re-launched in p...

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Our story  by Rao Pingru

Our story

Rao Pingru

Book

"Pingru's memoir is a celebration of a marriage that spanned the twentieth century in China. He had known Mao Meitang in childhood; their union lasted almost sixty years. Through the decades they faced both poverty and good fortune, and were separated...

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Blame it on Abba  by Lisa Nimmo

Blame it on Abba

Lisa Nimmo

Book

"Ever felt like quitting your day job to chase a dream? Lisa Nimmo did, and this daring musical adventure is proof that it's never too late to follow your heart, reinvent yourself and become the person you were born to be. With no prior music experience...

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God's generals  by Roberts Liardon

God's generals

Roberts Liardon

Book

"Chronicles the lives of some of the great martyrs of the Christian faith--and also some of the lesser-known ones--whose inspirational testimonies, acts of courage, and even seasons of doubt both encourage and point awareness toward the persecuted church...

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Memories

Memories

Book

"In 2014, as an intiative towards the nationwide commemoration for the Centenary of World War I, members of the Panmure Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists were invited to write an essay on one or more of their WWI soldiers, nurses and ...

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The widower's notebook  by Jonathan Santlofer

The widower's notebook

Jonathan Santlofer

Book

"Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower's Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love. On a summer...

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Wanderer  by Sterling Hayden

Wanderer

Sterling Hayden

Book

"Since its publication in 1963, Sterling Hayden's autobiography, Wanderer, has been surrounded by controversy. The author was at the peak of his earning power as a movie star when he suddenly quit. He walked out on Hollywood, walked out of a shattere...

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Delacroix  by Barthélémy Jobert

Delacroix

Barthélémy Jobert

Book

"Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) was a solitary genius who produced stormy Romantic works like The Death of Sardanapalus as well as more classically inspired paintings such as Liberty Leading the People. Over the long span of his career, he responded to...

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Knights of the Battle of Britain  by Chris Goss

Knights of the Battle of Britain

Chris Goss

Book

"The Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross), known simply as the Ritterkreuz (Knight’s Cross), was the highest German military award of the Second World War. Instituted on 1 September 1939, to coincide with the German invasion...

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Lady of the house  by Charlotte Furness

Lady of the house

Charlotte Furness

Book

"Thsi book tells you the true stories of three genteel women who were born, raised, lived and died within the world of English country houses. This is not the story af 'seen and not heard' women, these are ... women who endured tremendous tragedy and...

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Top hoodlum  by Anthony M. DeStefano

Top hoodlum

Anthony M. DeStefano

Book

"The definitive book on the ultimate mob boss--featuring new FBI revelations, rare family photos, and never-before-published material . . . The press nicknamed him "The Prime Minister of the Underworld." The U.S. Treasury's Bureau of Narcotics described...

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Mel Brooks FAQ  by Dale Sherman

Mel Brooks FAQ

Dale Sherman

Book

"Born to be the center of attention, Mel Brooks grew up learning the ropes of entertainment in the Catskills during its biggest days. He later emerged as a skilled comedy writer by literally muscling his way into television in the late 1940s. Brooks would...

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The comeback  by Daniel De Visé

The comeback

Daniel De Visé

Book

"In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world's pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his...

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The whistle-blower  by Joanna Seldon

The whistle-blower

Joanna Seldon

Book

"Whistle-blowers tend not to make themselves popular. Maurice Pappworth’s whistle was Human Guinea Pigs, the controversial book published in 1967 which examined unethical medical experimentation on humans, identified the researchers and institutions....

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Don't let me be misunderstood  by Eric Burdon

Don't let me be misunderstood

Eric Burdon

Book

"While Eric Burdon may be best remembered for his unforgettable vocals on the Animals' platinum hit, "House of the Rising Sun," this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has never stopped having adventures. Burdon was ripped off by unscrupulous agents,....

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Love began in Laos  by Penelope Khounta

Love began in Laos

Penelope Khounta

Book

"Penelope Khounta went from a sheltered childhood, growing up in middle-class America in the 1940s and 1950s, to travelling to Thailand and Laos, then falling in love with Laos and marrying a Lao man. No American woman had ever married a Lao from a b...

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Waiting to derail  by Thomas O'Keefe

Waiting to derail

Thomas O'Keefe

Book

"Long before the Grammy nominations, sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall, and Hollywood friends and lovers, Ryan Adams fronted a Raleigh, North Carolina, outfit called Whiskeytown. Lumped into the burgeoning alt-country movement, the band soon landed...

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King Henry's sister Margaret  by Mary McGrigor

King Henry's sister Margaret

Mary McGrigor

Book

"In the summer of 1503, a young girl, her beautiful auburn hair concealed beneath a snood, set forth to ride to Scotland on a white pony. Princess Margaret, daughter of Henry VII, went as the bride of King James IV of Scotland, to cement a truce between...

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The art of Jim Starlin  by Jim Starlin

The art of Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin

Book

"A retrospective volume devoted to the career of one of the most popular and prolific comic book artists of the last 35 years - Jim Starlin. Covering everything from his humble beginnings to his rise as one of the industry's top creative talents, this...

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Yoï  by John Porter

Yoï

John Porter

Book

"Yoï is the first biography of Edith Cornelia Crosse, a remarkable woman more commonly known as Yoï. Born in Hungary to an English father and a Hungarian/Polish mother, Yoï later moved to England to live with her grandmother. She then settled down to...

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Born Trump  by Emily Jane Fox

Born Trump

Emily Jane Fox

Book

"As a writer at Vanity Fair covering the Trump family, Emily Jane Fox has spent the last year doing a deep dive into the lives of the President's children. Born Trump is the explosive narrative of her finding as an insider within the most influential...

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Face to face  by James McCaul

Face to face

James McCaul

Book

"Think how much of your identity and sense of self is vested in what you see in the bathroom mirror every morning. Now imagine the face you've known all your life being so ravaged by cancer, an accident, a fall, a beating, a car crash or a gunshot wound...

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Spared  by Shaun Deane

Spared

Shaun Deane

Book

"Three weeks before Shaun Deane was scheduled to graduate from college, just before his final exams, a series of unspeakably tragic events began to unfold in his life. These events influenced Shaun's life from that day forward, as he tried to make sense...

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There's no bones in ice cream  by Sylvain Sylvain

There's no bones in ice cream

Sylvain Sylvain

Book

"The New York Dolls were called many things; glam, proto-punk, hard rock, but are probably best understood as a dirty rock & roll band. Combining an aggressively androgynous style with street smart New York attitude and campy humour, the New York Do...

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We are the Clash  by Mark Andersen

We are the Clash

Mark Andersen

Book

"The Clash was a paradox of revolutionary conviction, musical ambition, and commercial drive. We Are The Clash is a gripping tale of the band's struggle to reinvent itself as George Orwell's 1984 loomed. This bold campaign crashed headlong into a wall...

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Crux  by Jean Guerrero

Crux

Jean Guerrero

Book

"Throughout Jean Guerrero's childhood, her father, Marco Antonio, was an erratic and elusive presence. A self-taught genius at fixing, creating, and conjuring things, and capable of transforming himself into a shaman, dreamcaster, or animal whisperer...

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Don't you ever  by Mary Carter Bishop

Don't you ever

Mary Carter Bishop

Book

"While applying for a passport as an adult, Mary Carter Bishop made a shocking discovery: she had a secret half brother. Her mother told Mary Carter that the abandoned boy was a "youthful mistake" from an encounter with a married man. Nine years later,...

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Accidentally like a martyr  by James Campion

Accidentally like a martyr

James Campion

Book

"Warren Zevon songs are like chapters in a great American novel. Its story lies in the heart of his and our psyche. The lines are blurred. We never seem to know if we are looking in a mirror or peering through a window; we only know that when we listen...

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Without quarter  by Russell Galbraith

Without quarter

Russell Galbraith

Book

"Journalist and statesman Tom Johnston (1881-1965) was considered by many as the greatest Scotsman of his time. In founding the popular Glasgow-based newspaper, Forward, in 1906, he created a platform for lively socialist and nationalist debate in ...

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Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire  by Iris Leveson-Gower

Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire

Iris Leveson-Gower

Book

"Georgiana's story is surely one of the most compelling and dramatic in late Georgian society. Love affairs, tragedy, high society, gambling and a host of illegitimate children are shared between herself, her best friend, her lover and her husband. A...

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Shimmersea  by Mary D. Woodward

Shimmersea

Mary D. Woodward

Book

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Louis XIV  by Aurora von Goeth

Louis XIV

Aurora von Goeth

Book

"Innovator. Tyrant. Consummate showman. Passionate lover of women. After the death of King Louis XIII in 1643, the French crown went to his first-born son and heir, four-year old Louis XIV. In the extraordinary seventy-two years that followed, Louis le...

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Lucius Verus and the Roman defence of the East  by M. C. Bishop

Lucius Verus and the Roman defence of the East

M. C. Bishop

Book

"Lucius Verus is one of the least regarded Roman emperors, despite the fact that he was co-ruler with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius for nine years until his untimely death. The later sources were strangely hostile to him and modern writers tend...

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Beyond the beats  by Jake Brown

Beyond the beats

Jake Brown

Book

"Beyond the Beats: Rock & Roll's Greatest Drummers Speak is the first definitive book of its kind: a book by drummers, for drummers, featuring exclusive, chapter-length interviews with Rock & Metal's most popular players from the past 40 years. This Rock...

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Cancerland  by David Scadden

Cancerland

David Scadden

Book

"What is it like to encounter cancer? How does it feel to face the unknown, to enter a world of hope, loss, and dread? From the diagnosis of his childhood friend's mother to his poignant memories in the lab, David Scadden's seen the unknown world of ...

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Dig in your heels  by Karla Antoinette Baptiste

Dig in your heels

Karla Antoinette Baptiste

Book

"Dig in Your Heels is the uplifting memoir of one woman's triumph over breast cancer-from diagnosis to the coveted five-year cancer-free anniversary. When Karla Antoinette Baptiste was first diagnosed, she began reading breast cancer memoirs but was ...

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The bread of angels  by Stephanie Saldaña

The bread of angels

Stephanie Saldaña

Book

"A romantic memoir of a young woman's year in Damascus. In 2004, 27-year-old Stephanie Saldaña travelled to Syria on a Fulbright fellowship to study the role of the prophet Jesus in Islam. She was also fleeing a broken heart. It was not an ideal time...

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The unexpurgated Beaton  by Cecil Beaton

The unexpurgated Beaton

Cecil Beaton

Book

"Cecil Beaton was one of the great twentieth-century tastemakers. A photographer, artist, writer and designer for more than fifty years, he was at the centre of the worlds of fashion, society, theater and film. The Unexpurgated Beaton brings together...

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Shine like it does  by Toby Creswell

Shine like it does

Toby Creswell

Book

"The real story of a complex man whose star is still shining two decades after his death. Michael Hutchence was a superstar, an internationally respected musician and a great bloke. There will never be another one to replace him. Born into an eccentric...

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Best foot forward  by Adam Hills

Best foot forward

Adam Hills

Book

"Adam Hills is one Australia's best-loved comedians. For thirty years he has been performing stand-up, hosting TV shows and winning the hearts of a nation. Best Foot Forward is an utterly hilarious and honest collection of stories about his ups and downs...

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Pence  by Andrea Neal

Pence

Andrea Neal

Book

"What does it take to become the second-in-command of one of the most powerful countries in the world? Mike Pence's rise to the vice presidency of the United States wasn't always easy. To some, he is the personification of American conservative values,...

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An armful of babies and a cup of tea  by Molly Corbally

An armful of babies and a cup of tea

Molly Corbally

Book

"After serving as a nurse in WW2, Molly Corbally joined the brand new NHS and became one of the first official District Health Visitors, attending to mothers and babies from all walks of life in the picturesque village near Coventry she came to call ...

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The astronaut maker by Michael Cassutt

The astronaut maker

Michael Cassutt

eBook

"One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bure...

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The girl on the balcony by Olivia Hussey

The girl on the balcony

Olivia Hussey

eBook

"In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career...

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My life as a goddess by Guy Branum

My life as a goddess

Guy Branum

eBook

"In the vein of New York Times bestsellers Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby, a collection of side-splitting and illuminating essays by the popular stand-up comedian, alum of Chelsea Lately and The Min...

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This noble woman by Michael M. Greenburg

This noble woman

Michael M. Greenburg

eBook

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My life in art by Konstantin Stanislavsky

My life in art

Konstantin Stanislavsky

eBook

"Stanislavski's autobiography is an inspirational testimony to an artist's imagination and endurance, and still has compelling resonance for today's practitioners. Translator Jean Benedetti brings us, for the first time in English, Stanislavski's aut...

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Lightning strikes by John F. Wasik

Lightning strikes

John F. Wasik

eBook

Lightning strikes examines Nikola Tesla's unusual life and mind, along with his many visions and innovations, which have helped shape our past, our present, and our future. It also explores why the government hoped to shut down his bold experiments and...

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Say sorry by Ann Thompson

Say sorry

Ann Thompson

eBook

Conceived out of wedlock, Ann was just two months old when placed in the care of a Catholic orphanage. From the beginning, she was taught her mother was sinful and that she would be too unless the devil was beaten from her soul. She was sexually abused...

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Chroma by Derek Jarman

Chroma

Derek Jarman

eBook

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Paleontologists by Thom Holmes

Paleontologists

Thom Holmes

eBook

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The girl on the balcony by Olivia Hussey

The girl on the balcony

Olivia Hussey

eAudiobook

In 1968, Olivia Hussey became one of the most famous faces in the world, immortalized as the definitive Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet. Now the iconic girl on the balcony shares the ups and downs of her truly remarkable life and career ...At...

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The girl who smiled beads by Clemantine Wamariya

The girl who smiled beads

Clemantine Wamariya

eAudiobook

"The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not--could not--live in that tale." Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and...

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Cold war spymaster  by Nigel West

Cold war spymaster

Nigel West

Book

"Guy Liddell was the Director of MI.5's counter-espionage B Division, and from September 1939 to May 1945 he maintained a personal diary. Within its pages, details of virtually every important event that had any intelligence significance during the S...

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John Curtin's war. Volume 1 by John (John Ker) Edwards

John Curtin's war. Volume 1

John (John Ker) Edwards

eBook

John Curtin became Australia's Prime Minister eight weeks before Japan launched war in the Pacific. Curtin's struggle for power against Joe Lyons and Bob Menzies, his dramatic use of it when he took office in October 1941, and his determination to be...

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Marlborough by Richard Holmes

Marlborough

Richard Holmes

eBook

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No one knows by Joel McIver

No one knows

Joel McIver

eBook

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Winging it by Emma Isaacs

Winging it

Emma Isaacs

eBook

I'm about to welcome you into my world. Show you what works for me and share openly what hasn't. I hope that what you find in the pages of this book inspires you to dream up new ways to be kind to people and to think about how the game you're currently...

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Under the birch tree by Nancy Chadwick

Under the birch tree

Nancy Chadwick

eBook

"A birch tree grows tall and arabesque in the front yard of Nancy Chadwick’s childhood home. Over time the tree becomes her buddy and first learned connection, synonymous with home, and one spring morning, she makes a discovery under its boughs...

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Jimi Hendrix "talking" by Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix "talking"

Jimi Hendrix

eBook

Jimi Hendrix is still widely revered as the most gifted guitarist in the history of rock. His fluency on an electric guitar was breathtaking, and he had a way with words that somehow paralleled his music. Fortunately, Jimi gave many interviews during...

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Apples, etc. by Gathie Falk

Apples, etc.

Gathie Falk

eBook

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Agathe's summer by Didier Pourquery

Agathe's summer

Didier Pourquery

eBook

"A declaration of love, like an eternal sun in the sky of memory." -Madame Figaro.

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Implosion by Elizabeth W. Garber

Implosion

Elizabeth W. Garber

eBook

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Nine lives by Aimen Dean

Nine lives

Aimen Dean

eBook

As one of al-Qaeda's most respected scholars and bomb-makers, Aimen Dean rubbed shoulders with the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden himself. His job was already one of the most dangerous in the world. But what the...

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Mum face by Grace Timothy

Mum face

Grace Timothy

eBook

"In this wry, resonant and deeply emotional memoir, journalist Grace Timothy explores a question most women will face at some point: if becoming a mother means the person you were before has gone; who exactly is left in its place? Best described as The...

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Klopp by Raphael Honigstein

Klopp

Raphael Honigstein

eBook

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I know a Woman by Kate Hodges

I know a Woman

Kate Hodges

eBook

I Know a Woman creates a gigantic web of womanhood that threads between each tale, across years and oceans, to celebrate this network of pioneering women.

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The 21 escapes of Lt Alastair Cram by David M. Guss

The 21 escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

David M. Guss

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A genuinely new Second World War story, The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram is a riveting account of the wartime exploits of Alastair Cram, brilliantly told by the American author, David Guss. Cram was taken prisoner in North Africa in November 1941, ...

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The hundred story home by Kathy Izard

The hundred story home

Kathy Izard

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Kathy Izard was a graphic designer, wife, mother of four daughters, and volunteer at Charlotte's Urban Ministry Center when an unlikely meeting with formerly homeless author Denver Moore changed the course of her life. Inspired by Denver's challenge to...

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The monk and the riddle by Randy Komisar

The monk and the riddle

Randy Komisar

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What would you be willing to do for the rest of your life ...? It's a question most of us consider only hypothetically--opting instead to "do what we have to do" to earn a living. But in the critically acclaimed bestseller "The Monk and the Riddle",....

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The lost chapters by Leslie Schwartz

The lost chapters

Leslie Schwartz

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Leslie Schwartz's powerful, skillfully woven memoir of redemption and reading, as told through the list of books she read as she served a 90 day jail sentence In 2014, novelist Leslie Schwartz was sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County Jail for a...

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Inseparable by Yunte Huang

Inseparable

Yunte Huang

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Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were "discovered" in Siam...

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Onions in the stew by Betty Bard MacDonald

Onions in the stew

Betty Bard MacDonald

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The war created nearly insoluble housing problems in Seattle, so when Betty MacDonald remarried during it, she and her new husband, Don, were unable to find anything suitable. They turned to the small islands within commuting distance, but tours of t...

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Teresa of Avila by of Avila Teresa

Teresa of Avila

of Avila Teresa

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Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) is one of the most beloved of the Catholic saints. In 1562, during the era of the Spanish Inquisition, Teresa sat down to write an account of the mystical experiences for which she had become famous. The result was this book,...

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Dear leader by Chin-sŏng Chang

Dear leader

Chin-sŏng Chang

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SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERDear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic c...

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We all scream by Andrew Gifford

We all scream

Andrew Gifford

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For more than seventy years, Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy Company was associated with nothing but pleasure for native Washingtonians and visitors to the nation's capital. But behind the iconic business's happy facade lay elaborate schemes, a crushin...

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What would Beyoncé do?! by Luisa Omielan

What would Beyoncé do?!

Luisa Omielan

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You know when you find yourself approaching thirty and your dreams are broken? You've got a temping career going nowhere, a student debt that's mounting and you've just had to move back into your mum's house.Then to top it all off, you get absolutely...

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Rocket men  by Robert Kurson

Rocket men

Robert Kurson

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"Fifty years ago, Christmas 1968, Man first orbited the Moon. This book tells the inside story of that epic journey. In early 1968, the Apollo programme was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in...

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Sailing Wondertime  by Sara Dawn Johnson

Sailing Wondertime

Sara Dawn Johnson

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"People have told us how lucky we are, to get to sail far away. My typical response is to say luck has little to do with it, that we've worked so very hard, made many difficult decisions, and given up so much for so many years to get to this place on...

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Robert E. Lee  by Alison Gaines

Robert E. Lee

Alison Gaines

Book

An account of Lee's life growing up in Virginia in a family of soldiers through his army career, the American Civil War, to his death in Virginia in 1870.

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