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Niki Lauda  by Maurice Hamilton

Niki Lauda

Maurice Hamilton

Book

The most comprehensive and detailed biography of Formula One legend Nick Lauda ever published, as told by Maurice Hamilton, who knew him for more than forty years. From the famous rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s, as depicted in the film Rush, to...

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Black tulip  by Erik Schmidt

Black tulip

Erik Schmidt

Book

Black Tulip is the dramatic story of history's top fighter ace, Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann. It's also the story of how his service under Hitler was simplified and elevated to Western mythology during the Cold War. Over 1,404 wartime missions, Har...

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This is what America looks like  by Ilhan Omar

This is what America looks like

Ilhan Omar

Book

An intimate and rousing memoir by progressive trailblazer Ilhan Omar-the first African refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women, elected to Congress. Ilhan Omar was only eight years old when war broke out in Somalia. The ...

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A girl's story  by Annie Ernaux

A girl's story

Annie Ernaux

Book

In Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, Annie Ernaux revisits the night 50 years earlier when she found herself submerged and controlled by another person's desire and willpower. It is the summer of 1958, the year she turned 18. And then the man she...

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The Big O by Patrick Skene

The Big O

Patrick Skene

eBook

Olsen Filipaina, a New Zealand Hall of Fame rugby league legend, was a pathfinder for the Maori and Pasifika players who today dominate the Australian National Rugby League. In a career that saw him play 29 Tests for New Zealand and more than 100 first...

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No rules by Sharon Dukett

No rules

Sharon Dukett

eBook

It's 1971 in Connecticut, and sixteen-year-old Sharon's parents think that, because she's a girl, she should become a clerical office worker after high school and live at home until she marries and has a family. But Sharon wants to join the hippies and...

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Buy yourself the f*cking lilies  by Tara Schuster

Buy yourself the f*cking lilies

Tara Schuster

Book

By the time she was in her late twenties, Tara Schuster was a rising TV executive who had worked for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and helped launch Key & Peele to viral superstardom. By all appearances, she had mastered being a grown-up. But beneath...

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William Holmes  by Geoffrey Travers

William Holmes

Geoffrey Travers

Book

The road that first leads people from Kingston Smith Airport in Sydney is named General Holmes Drive, but nowadays few Australians know anything about General Holmes. William Holmes could be remembered for his lifelong public service in developing Sy...

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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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Red by Sammy Hagar

Red

Sammy Hagar

eBook

The popular rock singer delivers behind-the-scenes stories from his life in music, from his solo career to his decade-long tenure as lead singer of Van Halen.

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Mindhunter by John E Douglas

Mindhunter

John E Douglas

eAudiobook

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A small personal voice by Doris Lessing

A small personal voice

Doris Lessing

eBook

'The novelist talks as an individual to individuals, in a small personal voice. In an age of committee art, public art, people may begin to feel again a need for the small personal voice; and this will feed confidence into writers and, with confidence...

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Band on the run by Garry McGee

Band on the run

Garry McGee

eBook

The author traces the history of Wings and delves into the inner dynamics of the group, its commercial and artistic success, and its demise.

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Autobiography of a yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Autobiography of a yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda

eBook

The autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952) details his search for a guru, during which he encountered many spiritual leaders and world-renowned scientists. When it was published in 1946 it was the first introduction of many westerners to...

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At home and abroad by V. S. (Victor Sawdon) Pritchett

At home and abroad

V. S. (Victor Sawdon) Pritchett

eBook

Admirers of The Spanish Temper, Marching Spain and his wonderfully evocative books on London, Dublin and New York will need no reminding that V.S. Pritchett is one of the very great travel writers of our time, possessed of an astonishingly accurate eye...

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The mamba mentality by Kobe Bryant

The mamba mentality

Kobe Bryant

eBook

The NBA great nicknamed "The Black Mamba" shares his knowledge and understanding of basketball, outlining his detailed approach to preparing both physically and mentally to succeed at the game and revealing the core of his "Mamba mentality."

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Pelosi  by Molly Ball

Pelosi

Molly Ball

Book

She's the iconic leader who puts Donald Trump in his place, the woman with the toughness to take on a lawless president and defend American democracy. Ever since the Democrats took back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, Nancy Pelosi has led th...

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Dear life by Rachel Clarke

Dear life

Rachel Clarke

eAudiobook

Every day Dr Rachel Clarke tries to bring care and comfort to those reaching the end of their lives. Rachel's training was put to the test when her beloved father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Dear Life is a book about the vital importance of h...

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Victory in the kitchen by Annie (Food historian) Gray

Victory in the kitchen

Annie (Food historian) Gray

eAudiobook

Victory in the Kitchen is a culinary biography: a life lived through food, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. While Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments, and...

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Tall tales and wee stories by Billy Connolly

Tall tales and wee stories

Billy Connolly

Large Print

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A farmer's diary by Sally Urwin

A farmer's diary

Sally Urwin

Large Print

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Will the circle be unbroken  by Sean Dietrich

Will the circle be unbroken

Sean Dietrich

Book

From storyteller "Sean of the South" comes an unforgettable memoir of love, loss, the friction of family memories, and the unlikely hope that you're gonna be alright. Sean Dietrich was twelve years old when he scattered his father's ashes from the mo...

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Gentle on my mind by Kim Campbell

Gentle on my mind

Kim Campbell

eBook

The wife of the late country pop star shares a no-holds-barred account of their more than three-decade marriage to include coverage of their parenting experiences, the author's role in helping Campbell overcome addiction, and his wrenching battle wit...

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A delayed life by Dita Kraus

A delayed life

Dita Kraus

eAudiobook

Brought to you by Penguin.The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz. Born in Prague to a Jewish family in 1929, Dita Kraus has lived through the most turbulent decades of the twentieth and early twenty-fi...

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The Room Where It Happened by John R. Bolton

The Room Where It Happened

John R. Bolton

eAudiobook

John Bolton served as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump for 519 days. A seasoned public servant who had previously worked for Presidents Reagan, Bush #41, and Bush #43, Bolton brought to the administration thirty years of experience...

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These fevered days by Martha Ackmann

These fevered days

Martha Ackmann

eAudiobook

On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, All things are ready and with this resolute statement, her life as a poet began. Despite spending her days almost entirely at home (the occupation listed on her death certificate), Dickinsons interior...

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Nothing general about it  by Maurice Benard

Nothing general about it

Maurice Benard

Book

The Emmy Award-winning star of General Hospital chronicles his astonishing and emotional life journey in this powerful memoir--an inspiring story of success, show business, and family, and his struggle with mental illness.Maurice Benard has been blessed...

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Lady in Waiting  by Anne Glenconner

Lady in Waiting

Anne Glenconner

Book

Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home Holkham Hall...

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Acid for the children  by Flea (Musician) author

Acid for the children

Flea (Musician) author

Book

The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you'd want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star. In Acid for the Children, Flea...

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Little books on audio. Volume one by Mark Scott

Little books on audio. Volume one

Mark Scott

eAudiobook

The 'On' series - little books on big ideas - pairs Australia's leading thinkers and cultural figures with some of the big themes in life. This collection includes: On Us by Mark Scott: Stop. Listen. Step outside the echo chamber. On Father by John...

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Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda,Paramhansa

Autobiography of a Yogi

Yogananda,Paramhansa

eBook

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Art is a Tyrant by Catherine Hewitt

Art is a Tyrant

Catherine Hewitt

eBook

A new biography of the wildly unconventional 19th-century animal painter and gender equality pioneer Rosa Bonheur.

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Displaced by John Kinsella

Displaced

John Kinsella

eBook

John Kinsella's memoir of his rural life takes us deep into the heart of what it means to belong and unbelong. The joys and travails of childhood, adult addictions, missteps and changing directions are acutely captured in poignant and poetic detail. ...

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Growing goats and girls  by Rosanne Hodin

Growing goats and girls

Rosanne Hodin

Book

Ever dream of packing up and escaping to a simpler life on the land, just the Cornish landscape and a few cows and goats rising up to greet you each day? When Rosanne and her husband left city life for the Cornwall idyll they knew little of farming, ...

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Open by Andre Agassi

Open

Andre Agassi

eBook

From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.

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My appetite for destruction by Steven Adler

My appetite for destruction

Steven Adler

eBook

From original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler comes the inside story of Guns N' Roses through a new perspective and his own intense struggle with addiction, including the financial ruin he faced after being kicked out of Guns N' Roses and the heal...

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Mustaine by Dave Mustaine

Mustaine

Dave Mustaine

eBook

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Another forgotten child by Cathy Glass

Another forgotten child

Cathy Glass

eBook

"Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her school repeatedly reported concerns about her bruises. And her five older half-siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to...

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Mindfreak by Criss Angel

Mindfreak

Criss Angel

eBook

The hottest magician in years takes us behind-the-scenes of his hit A & E show and offers secret tips to 25 illusions you won't see anywhere else. Criss Angel is poised to take the magic world by storm. He had his first 1-hour special on ABC in '01, ...

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Longitude by Dava Sobel

Longitude

Dava Sobel

eBook

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Little Mix

Little Mix

eBook

"Last year Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne were just four determined girls. Then there was The x factor, the screaming fans, the sell-out tour and the record deal--life for Little Mix would never be the same again. ... Now they've written their fir...

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Leonard Bernstein by Burton. author. Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

Burton. author. Bernstein

eBook

A visual tribute to the life and career of the pioneering conductor evaluates his role as a first American-born and trained conductor of a major orchestra, in an account that analyzes his contributions in a range of venues.

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First step 2 forever by Justin Bieber

First step 2 forever

Justin Bieber

eBook

Join the world's hottest pop star on his rollercoaster ride to superstardom!plus FREE wall poster, just for you! His debut album has already gone platinum. He's sung for the President of the United States. His screaming fans have stormed TV studios and...

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John Lennon by Philip Norman

John Lennon

Philip Norman

eBook

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I know this much by Gary Kemp

I know this much

Gary Kemp

eBook

I Know This Much ' by Gary Kemp, Spandau Ballet's prime mover ' is simply the freshest, most exciting and best-written memoir to arrive for years. Gary's story begins in North London, where the Kemp family rented a home with no bathrooms and chickens...

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Henry by David Starkey

Henry

David Starkey

eBook

The highly-anticipated biography of Henry VIII. The significance of his reign is, at times, overshadowed by his six marriages. This book, however, will look beyond the marriages to explore the man, his obsessions, his life and his legacy.

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Fab by Howard Sounes

Fab

Howard Sounes

eBook

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Every step you take by Jock. author. Soto

Every step you take

Jock. author. Soto

eBook

In June 2005 Jock Soto, age 40, gave his farewell performance as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. The program capped one of the most storied careers in ballet history--an ascent that began when Soto was just three years old. After re...

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The room where it happened by John Bolton

The room where it happened

John Bolton

eBook

John Bolton served as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump for 519 days. A seasoned public servant who had previously worked for Presidents Reagan, Bush #41, and Bush #43, Bolton brought to the administration thirty years of experience...

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Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen

Conversations with RBG

Jeffrey Rosen

Large Print

"This is a remarkable and unique book, an informal portrait of Justice Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president...

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Tombstone by Thomas Clavin

Tombstone

Thomas Clavin

Large Print

"On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, nine men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth...

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Molly by Colin Butcher

Molly

Colin Butcher

Large Print

"Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats tells the heartwarming story of the man-and-dog team behind the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency, how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues...

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Exposure by Robert Bilott

Exposure

Robert Bilott

Large Print

"In 1998, Robert Bilott was a 33-year-old Cincinnati lawyer on the verge of making partner when his career and life took an unforeseen turn. He was taken by surprise when he received a call from a man named Earl Tennant, a farmer from West Virginia with...

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Come by Rita Therese

Come

Rita Therese

eBook

Bold, brave and darkly funny, COME is the extraordinary story of Melbourne sex worker Rita Therese and the love, sex and death she has experienced in her life so far.

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Prince FAQ by Arthur E. Lizie

Prince FAQ

Arthur E. Lizie

eBook

"Until his untimely death in 2016, Prince entertained, amused, and just as often confused legions of fans and followers in a prolific and purple career that spanned four decades. This volume covers it all-the number-one hits, the protégés, sidekicks,...

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The deviant's war by Eric Cervini

The deviant's war

Eric Cervini

eBook

"A biography of gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny"--

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Hockey dad by Bob McKenzie

Hockey dad

Bob McKenzie

eBook

A revealing look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of minor hockey culture Known as TSN's "Hockey Insider," Canada's Bob McKenzie is synonymous with the sport and one of its most respected analysts. In <Hockey Dad</, McKenzie describes firsthand the...

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Nine lives by William Dalrymple

Nine lives

William Dalrymple

eBook

A study of the ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change.

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Magnificent desolation by Buzz Aldrin

Magnificent desolation

Buzz Aldrin

eBook

"Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human - minutes after Neil Armstrong - to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind's greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television...

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Odetta by Ian Zack

Odetta

Ian Zack

eAudiobook

The first in-depth biography of the legendary singer and "Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," who combatted racism and prejudice through her music.Odetta channeled her anger and despair into some of the most powerful folk music the world has ever he...

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A higher calling by Harold Earls

A higher calling

Harold Earls

eAudiobook

The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world....

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The book of Rosy by Rosayra Pablo Cruz

The book of Rosy

Rosayra Pablo Cruz

eAudiobook

"Offers hope in the face of desperate odds" - ELLE Magazine, ELLE's Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2020"[D]isturbing and unforgettable memoir...This wrenching story brings to vivid life the plight of the many families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border."...

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Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

Unbowed

Wangari Maathai

eAudiobook

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, Wangari Maathai has been fighting for environmental responsibility and democracy in her native Kenya for over 35 years. Unbowed recounts the incredible journey that culminated in her appointment to Parliament in...

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Janis by Holly George-Warren

Janis

Holly George-Warren

eAudiobook

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Still by Emma Hansen

Still

Emma Hansen

eAudiobook

A moving, candid account of one woman's experience with stillbirth. Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and six days pregnant when she feels her baby go quiet inside of her. At the hospital, her worst fears are confirmed: doctors explain that her baby has died, and...

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American animals by Eric Borsuk

American animals

Eric Borsuk

eAudiobook

Warren, Spencer, and Eric are childhood friends. Disillusioned with freshman year of college and determined to escape from their mundane Middle-American existences, the three hatch a plan to steal millions of dollars worth of artwork and rare manuscripts...

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Kisses on a postcard by Terence Frisby

Kisses on a postcard

Terence Frisby

eBook

A compelling and uplifting memoir of two young evacuees growing up in the countryside during the Second World War.

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Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom

Thick

Tressie McMillan Cottom

eBook

In these essays exploring beauty, media, money, and more, the author - an award-winning professor - embraces her role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all that is right and much that is wrong with this thing we call society...

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Father of the Lost Boys by Yuot A. Alaak

Father of the Lost Boys

Yuot A. Alaak

eBook

This is the true story of Mecak Ajang Alaak, leader and educator, who in the early 1990s assumed command of 20,000 of the Lost Boys of South Sudan during the conflict of the Second Sudanese Civil War, and led them on a harrowing dangerous journey of ...

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The cure for hate by Tony McAleer

The cure for hate

Tony McAleer

eBook

"How does an affluent, middle-class, private-school-attending son of a doctor end up at the Aryan Nations compound in Idaho, falling in with and then recruiting for some of the most notorious neo-Nazi groups in Canada and the United States? The Cure for...

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A long way from No Go by Tjanara Goreng Goreng

A long way from No Go

Tjanara Goreng Goreng

eBook

This is a memoir of an Aboriginal woman, Tjanara Goreng Goreng, who began life without any of the advantages of her fellow non-Indigenous Australians except for grit, humour and diverse talent in spades. Life was tough and poor as an Aboriginal kid in...

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My vanishing country by Bakari Sellers

My vanishing country

Bakari Sellers

eBook

What J. D. Vance did for Appalachia with Hillbilly Elegy, CNN analyst and one of the youngest state representatives in South Carolina history Bakari Sellers does for the rural South, in this important book that illuminates the lives of America'''s f...

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The book of Rosy by Rosayra Pablo Cruz

The book of Rosy

Rosayra Pablo Cruz

eBook

"From a mother whose children were taken from her at the U.S. border by the American government in 2018 and another mother who helped reunite the family, a crucial, searing story about the immigration odyssey, family separation and reunification, and...

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Blood red snow by Günter K. Koschorrek

Blood red snow

Günter K. Koschorrek

eBook

Günter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on, storing them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was not until he was reunited with his daughter in America some...

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Fight like a girl by Laura Barcella

Fight like a girl

Laura Barcella

eBook

Fight Like a Girl profiles fifty iconic women who have worked to further women's rights in a wide variety of ways.

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Meaning a life by Mary Oppen

Meaning a life

Mary Oppen

eBook

"First published in 1978, Mary Oppen's seminal Meaning a Life has been largely unavailable for decades. Written in her sixties, her first and only prose book recounts, with honesty, depth, and conviction, her fiercely independent life-"a twentieth-ce...

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Alcuin  by Douglas Dales

Alcuin

Douglas Dales

Book

Scholar, ecclesiastic, teacher and poet of the eighth century, Alcuin was a person of deep Christian faith, tenacious in his loyalty to orthodox Catholic theology. He had a seminal influence upon his own generation and those that came after him. This...

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The noyse from the musicians celebrating the sesquicentenary of the Auckland Grammar School  by Robert L. (Robert Lucas) Hunt

The noyse from the musicians celebrating the sesquicentenary of the Auckland Grammar School

Robert L. (Robert Lucas) Hunt

Book

The book includes the history of music at the school, 79 full biographies of prominent musicians who made music in the country and overseas, and a full list of all boys who were connected with music at the school from 1869.

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Corrupt bodies by Peter Everett

Corrupt bodies

Peter Everett

Large Print

"In 1985, Peter Everett landed the job as Superintendent of Southwark Mortuary. In just six years he'd gone from lowly assistant to running the UK's busiest murder morgue. He couldn't believe his luck. What he didn't know was that Southwark, operating...

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The face behind the veil by Donna Gehrke-White

The face behind the veil

Donna Gehrke-White

Large Print

"For years, the image of the Muslim woman in America has been as mysterious as the face behind the veil. Is she garbed in the traditional hijab and chador? Is she subservient to a male-dominated culture and religion? Does she grocery shop, do her nails,...

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Hell and other destinations by Madeleine Korbel Albright

Hell and other destinations

Madeleine Korbel Albright

Large Print

"In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. 'I don't want to be remembered,' she answered. 'I am still here and have much more I intend to do....

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An improbable life by Trevor McDonald

An improbable life

Trevor McDonald

eAudiobook

Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man and he has led an improbable life. Now, in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease. As a natural storyteller and communicator, he has few equals....

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The art of her deal by Mary Jordan

The art of her deal

Mary Jordan

eBook

-- Washington Post Based on interviews with more than one hundred people in five countries, -- The Art of Her Deal The picture of Melania Trump that emerges in The Art of Her Deal is one of a woman who is savvy, steely, ambitious, deliberate, and who...

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The truth about Fania Fénelon and the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Susan J. Eischeid

The truth about Fania Fénelon and the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Susan J. Eischeid

eBook

This book explores how the womeńℓℓs orchestra at Auschwitz-Birkenau has been remembered in both media and popular culture since the end of the Second World War. In particular it focuses on Fania Fenelońℓℓs memoir, Playing for Time (1976), which was...

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You have a lot to lose by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

You have a lot to lose

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

eBook

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What I know for sure by Oprah Winfrey

What I know for sure

Oprah Winfrey

eAudiobook

"After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life," Oprah has penned one...

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The art of her deal by Mary Jordan

The art of her deal

Mary Jordan

eAudiobook

This revelatory biography of Melania Trump from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan depicts a first lady who is far more influential in the White House than most people realize.Based on interviews with more than one hundred people...

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Prince Andrew by Nigel Cawthorne

Prince Andrew

Nigel Cawthorne

eBook

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The mystery of Charles Dickens by A. N. Wilson

The mystery of Charles Dickens

A. N. Wilson

eBook

Charles Dickens was a superb public performer, a great orator and one of the most famous of the Eminent Victorians. Slight of build, with a frenzied, hyper-energetic personality, Dickens looked much older than his fifty-eight years when he died. Although...

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Pay packets & stone walls  by Elizabeth Welch Orr

Pay packets & stone walls

Elizabeth Welch Orr

Book

A pioneering feminist's candid memoir. Elizabeth Orr has made a long and distinguished contribution to the campaign for equal pay and pay equity for women in New Zealand.

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Faulty caskets  by Craig Payne

Faulty caskets

Craig Payne

Book

Craig Payne is a former Funeral Director and Embalmer who offers you this very personal perspective and insight into the world of Funeral Directing and Embalming in a unique and original autobiographical style.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on equality, determination and service  by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on equality, determination and service

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Book

''I Know This to Be True' is a global five-year project founded on original interviews to inspire a new generation of leaders. Truth, wisdom, inspiration and what really matters for the most inspiring leaders of our time. The inimitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg,...

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Nelson Mandela  by Sello Hatang

Nelson Mandela

Sello Hatang

Book

I Know This to Be True' is a global five-year project founded on original interviews to inspire a new generation of leaders. Truth, wisdom, inspiration and what really matters for the most inspiring leaders of our time. Revolutionary anti-apartheid l...

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Know my name  by Chanel Miller

Know my name

Chanel Miller

Book

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted...

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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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Big sister, little sister, red sister  by Jung Chang

Big sister, little sister, red sister

Jung Chang

Book

The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that ‘One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country’,...

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The five  by Hallie Rubenhold

The five

Hallie Rubenhold

Book

Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they ...

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A bite of the apple  by Lennie Goodings

A bite of the apple

Lennie Goodings

Book

A Bite of the Apple' is part-memoir, part history of Virago, and part thoughts on over forty years of feminist publishing. This is the story of how the authors and staff who, driven by passion, conviction and excitement, have made Virago Press one of...

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