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Sir Joseph Ward by Michael Bassett

Sir Joseph Ward

Michael Bassett

eBook

Sir Joseph Ward (1856-1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906-12 and 1928-30), and was still a Cabinet Minister at the...

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The wars of the ancient Greeks  by Victor Davis Hanson

The wars of the ancient Greeks

Victor Davis Hanson

Book

"The history of warfare in Ancient Greece from the heroic age of the city-states to the coming of Rome, written for the interested general reader and the military enthusiast by the leading expert in the field."--Jacket.

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Jeff Buckley by Anthony Reynolds

Jeff Buckley

Anthony Reynolds

eBook

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Night fishing  by Vicki Hastrich

Night fishing

Vicki Hastrich

Book

Vicki Hastrich takes the reader on a stunning voyage through her writer's life and across her chosen patch: the private byways of Brisbane Water, north of Sydney, where she has spent much of her life. Hastrich fuses her intimate, loving knowledge of a...

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All you need is ears  by George Martin

All you need is ears

George Martin

Book

"All You Need Is Ears" is the story of George Martin, the man who spotted the Beatles' talent, who recorded and produced them from the start, and who brought their musical ideas to life. In this witty and charming autobiography, he describes exactly what...

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Johnny Cash  by Greg Laurie

Johnny Cash

Greg Laurie

Book

Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon dives deep into the singer's inner demons, triumphs, and gradual return to faith. Laurie interviews Cash's family, friends, and business associates to reveal how the singer's true success came through finding...

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Her kind of luck  by Michelle Balogh

Her kind of luck

Michelle Balogh

Book

In her mid-twenties, rudderless and unsure, Michelle moved into her step- great-grandmother Shan-Yi's Sydney apartment just after her passing. Shan-Yi had been part of Michelle's family since long before she was born and staying at the glamourous art...

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A good provider is one who leaves  by Jason DeParle

A good provider is one who leaves

Jason DeParle

Book

When Jason DeParle moved in with Tita Comodas in the Manila slums thirty years ago, he didn't expect to make a lifelong friend. Nor did he expect to spend decades reporting on her family--husband, children, and siblings--as they came to embody the st...

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Working daughter  by Liz (Elizabeth) O'Donnell

Working daughter

Liz (Elizabeth) O'Donnell

Book

Working Daughter is the story of a woman caring for her parents while trying to hang on to her career and raise her kids, the lessons she learned, and the advice she has to share. This book provides a roadmap for women trying to navigate caring for a...

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Unfollow  by Megan Phelps-Roper

Unfollow

Megan Phelps-Roper

Book

At the age of five, Phelps-Roper began protesting homosexuality and other alleged vices alongside fellow members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. Founded by her grandfather and consisting almost entirely of her extended family, the tiny...

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Little did you know  by David McGillivray

Little did you know

David McGillivray

Book

Described by Jonathan Ross as "a comedy legend", Alan Jones as "a horror icon" and Matthew Sweet as "the Truffaut of smut", David McGillivray has enjoyed a long and colourful career in many areas of lowbrow entertainment. But not even his closest ass...

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Me  by Elton John

Me

Elton John

Book

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most ...

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Lethal shot  by Robert Driscoll

Lethal shot

Robert Driscoll

Book

Rob Driscoll , former sergeant with 42 Commando, Royal Marines, served tours in Iraq, Kuwait and Kosovo. A born leader of fighting men, he also endured three tours in Afghanistan. The third of those will go down in history as one of the UK military's...

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Benedict Cumberbatch by Lynnette Porter

Benedict Cumberbatch

Lynnette Porter

eBook

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The woman who cracked the anxiety code  by Judith Hoare

The woman who cracked the anxiety code

Judith Hoare

Book

The true story of the little-known mental-health pioneer who revolutionised how we see the defining problem of our era- anxiety. Panic, depression, sorrow, guilt, disgrace, obsession, sleeplessness, low confidence, loneliness, agoraphobia. The intern...

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Space between  by Nico Tortorella

Space between

Nico Tortorella

Book

Nico Tortorella is a seeker. Raised on a steady regimen of Ram Dass and raw food, they have always been interested in the more spiritual aspects of life. That is, until the desire for fame and fortune eclipsed their journey toward enlightenment and sent...

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Grace brought me here  by Lima Hansen

Grace brought me here

Lima Hansen

Book

"Grace Brought Me Here gives you a vulnerable and raw insight into Lima's compelling journey of grace. Lima retells her story with a great deal of transparency, authenticity, and courage, revealing some of her darkest and most profoundly heart wrench...

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The last bushrangers  by Mike Munro

The last bushrangers

Mike Munro

Book

Australia's last bushrangers - the Kenniff brothers - were Queensland's equivalent of the Kelly gang. Seasoned in petty crime, horse stealing and cattle duffing, in 1902 they were accused of the most ghoulish, violent murder. Deep in the Carnarvon ra...

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Yin, yang, yogini  by Kathryn E. Livingston

Yin, yang, yogini

Kathryn E. Livingston

Book

Yin, Yang, Yogini is a memoir about transformation through yoga, with yoga as the backdrop for change, a story of how one can evolve in mid-life and in mid-stride, of how one can learn to let go of the past, let go of fear, and live with trust in the...

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Scarred  by Sarah Edmondson

Scarred

Sarah Edmondson

Book

In 2005, Sarah Edmondson was a young actress getting her start in Vancouver and hungry for purpose. When NXIVM, a personal and professional development company, promised to provide the tools and insight to reach her potential and make an impact, Sarah...

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They have fooled you again  by Denis Carroll

They have fooled you again

Denis Carroll

Book

A biography of Fr Michael O'Flanagan, an Irish Priest who also served as President of Sinn Féin. This book outlines how, in a conservative Ireland, Fr O'Flanagan consistently worked for social justice, civic honesty and political democracy. O'Flanagan...

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Toil & trouble   by Augusten Burroughs

Toil & trouble

Augusten Burroughs

Book

From the number one New York Times bestselling author comes another stunning memoir that is tender, touching...and just a little spooky. For as long as Augusten Burroughs could remember, he knew things he shouldn't have known. He manifested things th...

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Home work  by Julie Andrews

Home work

Julie Andrews

Book

In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Home, the enchanting Julie Andrews picks up her story with her arrival in Hollywood, sharing the career highlights, personal experiences and reflections behind her astonishing caree...

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Philosophers

Philosophers

Book

From Confucius and Plato to Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky, this book brings together more than 100 illustrated biographies of the world's great philosophers. Introduced with a stunning portrait of each featured philosopher, the biographies trace the ide...

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Inside out  by Demi Moore

Inside out

Demi Moore

Book

Famed American actress Demi Moore at last tells her own story in a surprisingly intimate and emotionally charged memoir. For decades, Demi Moore has been synonymous with celebrity. From iconic film roles to high-profile relationships, Moore has never...

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Year of the monkey  by Patti Smith

Year of the monkey

Patti Smith

Book

From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Fran...

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Kochland  by Christopher Leonard

Kochland

Christopher Leonard

Book

Uses the extraordinary account of how the biggest private company in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America. The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel com...

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Landru's secret  by Richard Tomlinson

Landru's secret

Richard Tomlinson

Book

On 12 April 1919, the Paris police arrested a bald, short, 50-year-old swindler at his apartment near the Gare du Nord, acting on a lead from a humble housemaid. A century later, Henri Désiré Landru remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer...

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Braiding sweetgrass  by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Book

"A a botanist, Robion Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. [Here], Kimmerer brings these lenses...

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Pound for pound  by Shannon Kopp

Pound for pound

Shannon Kopp

Book

The brave, inspiring story of one woman's recovery from a debilitating eating disorder, and the remarkable shelter dogs who unexpectedly loved her back to life. The dogs don't judge me or give me a motivational speech. They don't rush me to heal or grow....

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Back from Africa  by Corinne Hofmann

Back from Africa

Corinne Hofmann

Book

In 'The White Masai' Corinne Hofmann told the story of how she fell in love with and married Lketinga, a Masai warrior, and lived with his family in Kenya. Now, in 'Back from Africa' she describes her return to Switzerland, the difficulties she has faced,...

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Is This The Real Life? by Mark Blake

Is This The Real Life?

Mark Blake

eBook

Is This the Real Life?The Untold Story of QUEENMark BlakeDespite the death of their exuberant frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991, Queen remain one of the most popular bands on the planet. Yet, the full story of their extraordinary success has never been...

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Memoirs by Tennessee Williams

Memoirs

Tennessee Williams

eBook

When Memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the mediathough long self-identified as a gay man, Williams' candor about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such r...

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A guest of the Reich by Peter Finn

A guest of the Reich

Peter Finn

eBook

"From the co-author of The Zhivago Affair, a finalist for the National Books Critics Circle Award, comes the riveting story of a wealthy heiress who joined the OSS and was the only American woman in uniform to be captured by the Germans; her imprisonment...

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A Sharp Left Turn by Mike Chunn

A Sharp Left Turn

Mike Chunn

eBook

A rollercoaster yarn about Mike Chunn's years in the ground-breaking band Split Enz, but also the powerful story of how he dealt with a crippling mental health issue and went on to become one of our most influential music identities.

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Face it by Debbie Harry

Face it

Debbie Harry

eBook

Harry recounts her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and Blondie's breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, a stunning...

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Recovered by Robby Gallaty

Recovered

Robby Gallaty

eBook

Robby Gallaty is not who you think he is. In Recovered, pastor and author Robby Gallaty tells the story of how God radically saved him from his addictions and called him into a life of discipleship. Robby grew up in a very religious Catholic family w...

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She rode a Harley by Mary Jane Black

She rode a Harley

Mary Jane Black

eBook

A schoolteacher escapes an abusive marriage and finds love on a blind date. Mary Jane's new man, sure that riding a Harley will restore her confidence, ends up following the white lines with her through fifteen years of marriage. Traveling together, they...

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Who am I, again? by Lenny Henry

Who am I, again?

Lenny Henry

eBook

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Meant to be by Lisa Faulkner

Meant to be

Lisa Faulkner

eBook

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How we fight for our lives by Saeed Jones

How we fight for our lives

Saeed Jones

eAudiobook

From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power. "People don't just happen," writes Saeed Jones. "We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice...

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On time by Morris Day

On time

Morris Day

eAudiobook

A memoir by Morris Day of The Time centering around his lifelong relationship and association with Prince.Brilliant composer, smooth soul singer, killer drummer, and charismatic band leader, Morris Day, has been a force in American music for the past...

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Invested by Charles Schwab

Invested

Charles Schwab

eAudiobook

The founder of The Charles Schwab Corporation recounts the ups and downs he weathered as he made stock investing, once the expensive and clubby reserve of the few, accessible to ordinary Americans. "To say Charles Schwab is an entrepreneur is actually...

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Voice lessons by Rob Paulsen

Voice lessons

Rob Paulsen

eAudiobook

Rob Paulsen is one of Hollywood's busiest, most talented, and most passionate performers. If you don't know him by name, you will know him by the many characters he has brought to life: Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Yakko from Animaniacs, the tough,...

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Some kind of crazy by Terry Wardle

Some kind of crazy

Terry Wardle

eAudiobook

An unforgettable story, in the tradition of Hillbilly Elegy and Educated, that reveals how a careful look at a broken past can open a path to profound healing and a satisfying future. This is the intriguing story of the arduous childhood of a miner's...

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Becoming a dangerous woman by Pat Mitchell

Becoming a dangerous woman

Pat Mitchell

eAudiobook

An intimate and inspiring memoir and call to action from Pat Mitchell--groundbreaking media icon, global advocate for women's rights, and co-founder and curator of TEDWomen Raised in a small town in Georgia with no money or connections, Pat Mitchell ...

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Horror Stories by Liz Phair

Horror Stories

Liz Phair

eAudiobook

The two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter behind the groundbreaking album Exile in Guyville traces her life and career in a genre-bending memoir in stories about the pivotal moments that haunt her.When Liz Phair shook things up with her musical...

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American radicals by Holly Jackson

American radicals

Holly Jackson

eAudiobook

A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists--free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes--and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era"In the tradition of Howard Zinn's people's histories, American ...

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Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Unicorn

Amrou Al-Kadhi

eAudiobook

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themself My name is Amrou Al-Kadhi - by day. By...

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The preacher's wife by Kate Bowler

The preacher's wife

Kate Bowler

eAudiobook

From the New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, a fascinating look at the world of Christian women celebrities. Since the 1970s, an important new figure has appeared on the center stage of Ame...

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The boy with the topknot by Sathnam Sanghera

The boy with the topknot

Sathnam Sanghera

eAudiobook

For Sathnam Sanghera, growing up in Wolverhampton in the eighties was a confusing business. On the one hand, these were the heady days of George Michael mix-tapes, Dallas on TV and, if he was lucky, the occasional Bounty Bar. There was his family, wh...

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The ice diaries by William R. Anderson

The ice diaries

William R. Anderson

eAudiobook

The greatest undersea adventure of the 20th century.The Ice Diaries tells the incredible true story of Captain William R. Anderson and his crew's harrowing top-secret mission aboard the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Bristling...

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Cheer up Peter Reid by Peter Reid

Cheer up Peter Reid

Peter Reid

eAudiobook

Peter Reid is one of the most colourful characters to emerge from England over the last 50 years. As a player, he established himself as one of the leading midfielders of his era, being named PFA Player of the Year in 1985 and credited as the fourth ...

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Reboot by Michael Owen

Reboot

Michael Owen

eAudiobook

MICHAEL OWEN'S new autobiography will enable him to open up about his football life for the first time and set the record straight once and for all. It promises to make for an explosive read and one of the most hotly anticipated football books of the...

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A secret sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa

A secret sisterhood

Emily Midorikawa

eAudiobook

Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, this book will reveal Jane Austen's bond with a family servant, the amateur playwright Anne Sharp, how Charlotte Brontë was inspired by the daring feminist Mary Taylor, t...

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My exaggerated life by Pat Conroy

My exaggerated life

Pat Conroy

eAudiobook

Pat Conroy's memoirs and autobiographical novels contain a great deal about his life, but there is much he hasn't revealed to readers-until now. My Exaggerated Life is the product of a special collaboration between this great American author and oral...

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The house by the lake by Thomas Harding

The house by the lake

Thomas Harding

eAudiobook

In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a house by a lake. It had been a holiday home for her family, that she had been forced to leave as the Nazis swept to power. As he began to piece together the lives...

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Unsinkable by Abby Sunderland

Unsinkable

Abby Sunderland

eAudiobook

Abby Sutherland grew up sailing.Her father, Laurence, a shipwright, and her mother, Marianne, wanted their kids to develop responsibility, to see other cultures, to experience the world instead of watching it on TV. So they took them sailing down the...

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In Jerusalem by Lis Harris

In Jerusalem

Lis Harris

eAudiobook

A fresh lens on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that examines the life-shaping reverberations of wars and ongoing tensions upon the everyday lives of families in Jerusalem.An American, secular, diasporic Jew, Lis Harris grew up with the knowledge of...

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Dapper Dan  by Daniel R. Day

Dapper Dan

Daniel R. Day

Book

With his eponymous store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the early 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own flamboyant designs. But before reinventing fashion, he was a hungry boy with holes in his...

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No ordinary man  by John Steele

No ordinary man

John Steele

Book

"Arthur Purchas was said to be perhaps the most gifted person ever to come to this country. Surgeon and doctor, architect, engineer, geologist, explorer, musician, botanist, artist, priest, inventor, in his time he was one of our most prominent citizens....

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The grave on the wall  by Brandon Shimoda

The grave on the wall

Brandon Shimoda

Book

Born on an island off the cost of Hiroshima around 1908, Midori Shimoda died in North Carolina in 1996, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for two decades. A photographer, he was incarcerated in a Department of Justice prison during WWII under ...

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Party time  by Shaun Attwood

Party time

Shaun Attwood

Book

Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life. After taking his first Ecstasy pill at a rave i...

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Permanent record  by Edward J. Snowden

Permanent record

Edward J. Snowden

Book

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In...

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The education of an idealist  by Samantha Power

The education of an idealist

Samantha Power

Book

Pulitzer Prize winning humanitarian Samantha Power offers an urgent response to the question "What can one person do?" In this memoir, Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room...

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To war with the Walkers  by Annabel Venning

To war with the Walkers

Annabel Venning

Book

This is the story of the Walkers, six siblings (including the author's grandfather) who survived Blitz, battle and internment and lived to tell the tale. This ordinary family's extraordinary experiences combine to tell a new social history of World War...

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Flash count diary  by Darcey Steinke

Flash count diary

Darcey Steinke

Book

Menopause hit Darcey Steinke hard. First came hot flushes. Then insomnia. Then depression. As she struggled to understand what was happening to her, she slammed up against a culture of silence and sexism. Some promoted hormone replacement therapy, ot...

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Mother ship  by Francesca Segal

Mother ship

Francesca Segal

Book

After her identical twin girls are born ten weeks prematurely, Francesca Segal finds herself sitting vigil in the ‘mother ship’ of neonatal intensive care, all romantic expectations of new parenthood obliterated. Her gripping diary of those months combines...

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Noble savages  by Sarah Watling

Noble savages

Sarah Watling

Book

From the beginning of their lives, the Olivier sisters stood out: surprisingly emancipated, strikingly beautiful, markedly determined, and alarmingly 'wild'. Rupert Brooke was said to be in love with all four of them; D. H. Lawrence thought they were...

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I'm telling the truth, but i'm lying  by Bassey Ikpi

I'm telling the truth, but i'm lying

Bassey Ikpi

Book

In I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying Bassey Bassey Ikpi explores her life--as a Nigerian-American immigrant, a black woman, a slam poet, a mother, a daughter, an artist--through the lens of her mental health and diagnosis of bipolar II and anxiety....

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Mad girl  by Bryony Gordon

Mad girl

Bryony Gordon

Book

On the surface it seems that Bryony Gordon has the perfect life. One of the UK's most successful journalists she is married to a man she loves with a two-year-old daughter she adores. Yet inside Bryony's head things are never as straightforward as they...

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Escaping  by Henrietta Taylor

Escaping

Henrietta Taylor

Book

This book tells of an Australian woman's journey through adversity and despair, to self-discovery in a small French village. After the death of her husband, through cancer, Henrietta Taylor was forced to reckon with being a single mother of two young...

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女人无名  by Emily (Emily Carroll) Winslow

女人无名

Emily (Emily Carroll) Winslow

Book

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Contemporary Kazakh literature. Prose.

Contemporary Kazakh literature. Prose.

Book

An anthology of Kazakh prose from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Contemporary Kazakh literature. Poetry.

Contemporary Kazakh literature. Poetry.

Book

An anthology of Kazakh poetry from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Leonardo da Vinci  by Pietro C. Marani

Leonardo da Vinci

Pietro C. Marani

Book

This classic volume on Leonardo's paintings captures the magical qualities that make him one of the most beloved painters in the history of art. Pietro Marani's definitive text is accompanied by hundreds of reference images that immerse the reader in...

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Sniper elite  by Rob Maylor

Sniper elite

Rob Maylor

Book

Recounts the author's experiences as an elite Special Forces sniper, including coverage of his tours of service; his experiences in a Blackhawk helicopter crash that killed two of his friends; and his roles in key missions.

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The book of gutsy women  by Hillary Rodham Clinton

The book of gutsy women

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Book

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them--women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women...

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How we fight for our lives by Saeed Jones

How we fight for our lives

Saeed Jones

eBook

"Written from the crossroads of sex, race, and power in America, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir and a haunting reflection of the nation as a whole"--

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Horror stories by Liz Phair

Horror stories

Liz Phair

eBook

"When Liz Phair was just starting out in the Wicker Park, Chicago, music scene in the early 1990s, she encountered some people--mostly men, who didn't respect her and were determined not to see her fail, exactly, because they didn't care enough about...

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A single tear  by Ningkun Wu

A single tear

Ningkun Wu

Book

In 1951, Ningkun Wu, who was educated at the University of Chicago, enthusiastically returned to his homeland of China to serve as a professor of English for the new Communist government. He relates his prison experiences in a Chinese labor farm after...

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In this world of wonders  by Nicholas Wolterstorff

In this world of wonders

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Book

World-renowned Christian philosopher. Beloved professor. Author of the classic Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorff is all of these and more. His memoir, In This World of Wonders, opens a remarkable new window into the life and thought of this rem...

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Guest house for young widows  by Azadeh Moaveni

Guest house for young widows

Azadeh Moaveni

Book

Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given voice to the women in the organization; but women were essential to the establishment of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's caliphate. Responding to promises of female empowerment...

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Chasing my cure  by David C. Fajgenbaum

Chasing my cure

David C. Fajgenbaum

Book

The inspiring memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete who became a champion for people suffering from rare, under-researched diseases--all while battling his own. A former Georgetown quarterback nicknamed 'The Beast,' David Fajgenbaum was...

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Rough magic  by Lara Prior-Palmer

Rough magic

Lara Prior-Palmer

Book

The Mongol Derby is the world's toughest horse race. An outrageous feat of endurance across the vast Mongolian plains once traversed by the army of Genghis Khan, the Derby sees competitors ride 25 horses across 1000km, and it's rare that more than half...

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The principles of uncertainty  by Maira Kalman

The principles of uncertainty

Maira Kalman

Book

The Principles of Uncertainty is an irresistible invitation to experience life through the psyche of Maira Kalman, one of this country's most beloved artists. The result is a book that is part personal narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, pa...

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Blessed broken given by Glenn Packiam

Blessed broken given

Glenn Packiam

eBook

An invitation to find beauty and meaning in the ordinary and imperfect aspects of your life; not as a call to settle for less, but rather as a way to mysteriously participate in God's power and purpose. Glenn Packiam wants to empower readers to find great...

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The 21 by Martin Mosebach

The 21

Martin Mosebach

eBook

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The first wave by Alex Kershaw

The first wave

Alex Kershaw

eBook

Beginning in the pre-dawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows ten men attempting to carry out D-Day's most critical missions. Their actions would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. The ten make a charismatic,...

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Geronimo, prisoner of lies by W. Michael Farmer

Geronimo, prisoner of lies

W. Michael Farmer

eBook

"Stories from Geronimo's long years in custody of the US Army, with new insights into his life and legend"--

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Heartland  by Joe Gorman

Heartland

Joe Gorman

Book

For more than 40 years, rugby league has embodied all the hopes and dreams, contradictions and tensions of life in the Sunshine State. The game speaks to Queenslanders' sense of being the underdog and the outsider - a powerful undercurrent that sweeps...

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Texas flood  by Alan Paul

Texas flood

Alan Paul

Book

The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an Epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, Foreword by drummer Chris Layton, and Aterword by bassist Tommy Shannon. Despite the cinematic scope of Vaughan's life and death, there has never been...

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Fight forward  by Brenda Crouch

Fight forward

Brenda Crouch

Book

I'm not good enough. Its my fault. I am alone. I am worthless. The voices and lies you give power to shape who you are and attempt to hijack your identity, twisting your perspective on God, family, career, church, and other relationships. Whose voice...

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Gods of the upper air  by Charles King

Gods of the upper air

Charles King

Book

A dazzling group portrait of Franz Boas, the founder of cultural anthropology, and his circle of women scientists, who upended American notions of race, gender, and sexuality in the 1920s and 1930s--a sweeping chronicle of how our society began to question...

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The Hilton bombing  by Imre Salusinszky

The Hilton bombing

Imre Salusinszky

Book

The terrorist turned reverend: a remarkable story told for the first time. In 1978, Evan Pederick, a naive 22-year-old in the thrall of a radical religious movement, Ananda Marga, placed an enormous bomb outside Sydney's Hilton Hotel. It killed three...

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Beneath the surface  by Libby Trickett

Beneath the surface

Libby Trickett

Book

The brave and inspiring memoir of one of Australian Swimming's Golden Girls, whose extraordinary achievements masked her private battles with anxiety and depression. Australians know Libby Trickett as one of our golden girls of swimming. Winner of mu...

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Hitler  by Brendan Simms

Hitler

Brendan Simms

Book

For generations we have been hypnotised by the catastrophic, implausible way that Hitler came to seize power - the familiar story of the innumerable obstacles which fell aside to allow such a strange figure to rule a major European state. Brendan Simms's...

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Dead man walking  by Kate McClymont

Dead man walking

Kate McClymont

Book

We all know Sydney is full of corruption and crime, but none of us expected to read about a Sydney businessman being shot in the back of his head, in his driveway, in front of his nine-year-old son, in Cremorne. Nor that the order would come from a Point...

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Alexander the Great  by Anthony Everitt

Alexander the Great

Anthony Everitt

Book

What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world's greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial portrait. More than two millennia have passed, but Alexander...

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Mrs Escobar  by Victoria Eugenia Henao

Mrs Escobar

Victoria Eugenia Henao

Book

The closest you'll ever get to the most infamous drug kingpin in modern history, told by the person who stood by his side The story of Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest, powerful and violent criminals of all time has fascinated the world. Yet the one...

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Elvis in Vegas  by Richard Zoglin

Elvis in Vegas

Richard Zoglin

Book

Elvis's 1969 opening night in Vegas was his first time back on a live stage in more than eight years. His career had gone sour--bad movies, and mediocre pop songs that no longer made the charts. He'd been dismissed by most critics as over the hill. But...

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No man's land  by Kevin Sullivan

No man's land

Kevin Sullivan

Book

A gripping account of how a major air disaster was averted, by the captain and former Top Gun pilot. Instinctively, I release my pressure on the sidestick. Out of my subconscious, a survival technique from a previous life emerges: Neutralise! I'm not...

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Savage gods  by Paul Kingsnorth

Savage gods

Paul Kingsnorth

Book

After moving with his wife and two children to a smallholding in Ireland, Paul Kingsnorth expects to find contentment. It is the goal he has sought -- to nest, to find home -- after years of rootlessness as an environmental activist and author. Instead...

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For the record  by David Cameron

For the record

David Cameron

Book

David Cameron was Conservative Party leader during the largest financial crash in living memory. The Arab Spring and the Eurozone crisis both started during his first year as prime minister. The backdrop to his time in office included the advent of I...

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