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No fear allowed by Laura Herring

No fear allowed

Laura Herring

In her new business biography, "NO FEAR ALLOWED" Laura Herring traces her story from psychologist to entrepreneur and then business leader, sharing her experience as the Founder and Chairwoman of IMPACT Group, a GLOBAL company she grew to almost $50 ...

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From biplane to spitfire by Anne Baker

From biplane to spitfire

Anne Baker

Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond and his brother Jack joined the Royal Flying Corps during the Great War and both were to have a major influence on the development of the Royal Air Force in the 1920s and 1930s. After a most distinguished war service,...

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Jail birds by Robin Bowles

Jail birds

Robin Bowles

Shines a light on women who have done hard time.

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Heartland by Sarah Smarsh


Sarah Smarsh

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Empress of the East by Leslie P. Peirce

Empress of the East

Leslie P. Peirce

Abducted by slave traders from her home in Ruthenia - modern-day Ukraine - around 1515, Roxelana was brought to Istanbul and trained in the palace harem as a concubine for Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire and one of the world's...

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#DoNotDisturb by Jedediah Bila


Jedediah Bila

Have you ever looked at your email, then texts, then Facebook, then Twitter, then email, then Instagram, then Candy Crush, then texts, then Snapchat, then texts again, and now you've wasted the time you had set aside for more important things? Jedediah...

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Money rock  by Pamela Sue Kelley

Money rock

Pamela Sue Kelley

"Meet Money Rock. He's young. He's charismatic. He's generous, often to a fault. He's one of Charlotte's most successful cocaine dealers, and that's what first prompted veteran reporter Pam Kelley to craft this riveting social history--by turns actio...

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Dead distillers by Colin Spoelman

Dead distillers

Colin Spoelman

"Founders and award-winning distillers of Kings County Distillery Colin Spoelman and David Haskell follow up their successful Guide to Urban Moonshining with an extensive history of the figures who distilled American spirits. The book presents 50...

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American fix  by Ryan Hampton

American fix

Ryan Hampton

Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore...

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Memory pieces  by Maurice Gee

Memory pieces

Maurice Gee

"Memory Pieces is an intimate and evocative memoir in three parts. 'Double Unit' tells the story of Maurice Gee's parents - Lyndahl Chapple Gee, a talented writer who for reasons that become clear never went on with a writing career, and Len Gee, a b...

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Area 51  by Annie Jacobsen

Area 51

Annie Jacobsen

"It is the most famous military installation in the world. And no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside of it. Until now. This is the first book based on interviews with scientists, pilots, and engineers - 58 in total - who...

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The freewheeling John Dowie by John Dowie

The freewheeling John Dowie

John Dowie

My comedy career began in 1971, which proves I have no comic timing. In 1971 there were no comedy clubs, no comedy agents and not much comedy future.Inspired by Spike Milligan, John Dowie embarked on his comedy career in a time when such a thing was ...

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Go find by Susan Purvis

Go find

Susan Purvis

"Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and getting married to a new husband, thirty-three-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way. Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in C...

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Feuding Fan Dancers by Leslie Harter. Zemeckis

Feuding Fan Dancers

Leslie Harter. Zemeckis

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Anchored by Cynthia Cavanaugh


Cynthia Cavanaugh

Anchored encourages ministry leaders to lead with integrity and to courageously stand fast in the midst of life's storms.

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No limits by Joanne Black

No limits

Joanne Black

No Limits describes Craig Heatley's entrepreneurial life. It charts the good times and the bad, his philosophies, his approach to currency trading and the significance of becoming the first person from the southern hemisphere to be invited to join the...

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The Lives and Exploits of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Rogues and Murderers by Stephen Basdeo

The Lives and Exploits of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Rogues and Murderers

Stephen Basdeo

For as long as human societies have existed there have always been people who have always transgressed the laws of their respective societies. It seems that whenever new laws are made, certain people find ways to break them.This book will introduce you...

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Finish the race by John W. Keddie

Finish the race

John W. Keddie

Eric's life brought him to boarding school in England, university in Edinburgh and the fame of Olympic Stardom in Paris. But with that fame came trouble as he struggled to stand up for his Christian faith. Eric's strong belief in keeping the Lord's Day...

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Martin Luther by Catherine MacKenzie

Martin Luther

Catherine MacKenzie

What made an ordinary monk become a catalyst for the Reformation in Europe in the 1500s? What were the reasons lying behind his nailing of 95 theses against the practice of indulgences to the door of the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg in 1517? Why was M...

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The Ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

The Ravenmaster

Christopher Skaife

The first behind-the-scenes account of life with the ravens at Britain's most famous national monument. For centuries, the Tower of London has been home to a group of famous avian residents: the ravens. Each year they are seen by millions of visitors,...

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Song of a nation by Robert Harris

Song of a nation

Robert Harris

The greatest story never told, this formidable and gorgeously written biography documents the amazing and controversial short life of Calixa Lavallée--the composer of "O Canada"--and the tumult of 19th-century North America. He was a composer, a performer,...

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A dream called home by Reyna Grande

A dream called home

Reyna Grande

From bestselling author Reyna Grande--whose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country--comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina...

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Son of a Critch by Mark Critch

Son of a Critch

Mark Critch

A hilarious story of family, getting into trouble, and finding one's place in the world. What could be better than growing up in the 1980s? How about growing up in 1980s Newfoundland, which--as Mark Critch will tell you--was more like the 1960s. Take...

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Girl squads by Sam Maggs

Girl squads

Sam Maggs

A fun and feisty tour of famous girl BFFs from history who stuck together and changed the world. A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don't let all the hashtags fool you: the #girlsquad goes back a long, long time. In this hilarious...

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Bravo Kiwi  by Craig Wilson

Bravo Kiwi

Craig Wilson

"Major Craig Wilson is a decorated former SAS member, and has been in more combat zones than any other Kiwi soldier. He was the commanding officer of Bravo Company, which lost 2 soldiers when they went to the aid Afghan police at Baghek in August 2012....

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Give your heart to the hawks by Winfred Blevins

Give your heart to the hawks

Winfred Blevins

"For more than thirty years, mountain men explored the Great American West, opening the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers that followed. Win Blevins' poetic tribute to their incredible adventures includes, among many, the stories...

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Every day is extra by John Kerry

Every day is extra

John Kerry

"John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life -- from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the U.S....

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Dancing on a razor's edge  by Mandy Whyte

Dancing on a razor's edge

Mandy Whyte

"A mother decides to write the story of her son’s long-term methamphetamine addiction as a means to understand why he became an addict and how she can help him. Discovering the true extent of his use and the likely result of permanent psychosis, prison...

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Step by step  by Simon Reeve

Step by step

Simon Reeve

"TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President...

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Papa Goose  by Michael Quetting

Papa Goose

Michael Quetting

"Michael Quetting shares the heartwarming true story of how he became a father to seven rambunctious goslings--and the surprising things he learned along the way. Starting at the beginning, with the eggs, the journey takes the geese from the comfort of...

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Adrift  by Brian Murphy


Brian Murphy

"The small ship making the Liverpool-to-New York trip in the early months of 1856 carried mail, crates of dry goods, and more than one hundred passengers, mostly Irish emigrants. Suddenly an iceberg tore the ship asunder and five lifeboats were lowered....

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Hiking with Nietzsche  by John J. Kaag

Hiking with Nietzsche

John J. Kaag

Hiking with Nietzsche: Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical journeys--one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of nineteen, the other seventeen years later, in radically different circumstances: he is now a husband and father,...

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Blowing the bloody doors off  by Michael Caine

Blowing the bloody doors off

Michael Caine

"With over 100 movies to his credit over 5 decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-l...

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Tales from an old hack  by Barbara (Journalist) author. Fisher

Tales from an old hack

Barbara (Journalist) author. Fisher

"Tales from an Old Hack reminds us of the glory days of the local press before the internet. Reporters really did get on their bikes (or in their old cars) to go to the police station to get stories, or rush to the scene of a local incident to speak ...

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The words of my father  by Yousef Khalil Bashir

The words of my father

Yousef Khalil Bashir

"Growing up in Gaza, Yousef is a teenager like any other. Israel, and all that it means to so many of his fellow Palestinians, is a distant concern. Everything changes shortly after his 15th birthday when he is shot by an Israeli soldier while standing...

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How does it feel?  by Mark Kermode

How does it feel?

Mark Kermode

"Following a formative encounter with the British pop movie Slade in Flame in 1975, Mark Kermode decided that musical superstardom was totally attainable. And so, armed with a homemade electric guitar and very little talent, he embarked on an alterna...

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Heavy duty  by K. K. Downing

Heavy duty

K. K. Downing

"Judas Priest formed in the industrial city of Birmingham, England, in 1969. With its distinctive twin-guitar sound, studs-and-leather image, and international sales of over 50 million records, Judas Priest became the archetypal heavy metal band in the...

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They fought alone  by Charles Glass

They fought alone

Charles Glass

"After the defeat of the French Army and Britain's retreat from the Continent in June 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill created the [Special Operations Executive (SOE)] to 'set Europe ablaze.' The agents infiltrated Nazi-occupied territory, para...

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Hudson & Halls  by Joanne Drayton

Hudson & Halls

Joanne Drayton

"Hudson & Halls: The food of love is more than just a love story, though a love story it certainly is. It is a tale of two television chefs who helped change the bedrock bad attitudes of a nation in the 1970s and 80s to that unspoken thing - homosexu...

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Ngaio Marsh by Joanne Drayton

Ngaio Marsh

Joanne Drayton

The Empress of Crime's life was the ultimate detective story ' revealed for the first time in this forthright and perceptive biography. While Ngaio Marsh had a flamboyant public persona, she was fiercely protective of her private life. And no one knows...

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Nursing America by Sandy Balfour

Nursing America

Sandy Balfour

A look at the inner-city nursing profession, based on the experiences of specialty nurses from the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee, offers insight into their relationships with doctors, each other, and their patients.

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The ghost photographer by Julie Rieger

The ghost photographer

Julie Rieger

This inspirational memoir, told with uncensored Southern wit and guidance, recounts the story of a Hollywood film executive who journeys through the cosmic wilderness and, against all odds, discovers psychic superpowers that radically transform her life....

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Hypatia  by Charlotte Booth


Charlotte Booth

"This biography of Hypatia, the female philosopher and mathematician in Christian Egypt, provides background on her work and her life as an elite woman at this time. There are many myths about Hypatia, including her research, inventions and the impact...

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The poison squad  by Deborah Blum

The poison squad

Deborah Blum

"By the end of the nineteenth century, food in America was increasingly dangerous--lethal, even. Milk and meat were routinely preserved with formaldehyde, a practice based on the embalming of corpses. Beer and wine were preserved with salicylic acid,...

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Life on the edge  by Adrian Dangar

Life on the edge

Adrian Dangar

"Once described by the actress, Joanna Lumley, as the man with no fear, Tristan Voorspuy spent his whole life living up to the legend. Early stints in Northern Ireland and Germany with the Blues and Royals regiment were but a precursor to a life defined...

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This really isn't about you by Jean Hannah Edelstein

This really isn't about you

Jean Hannah Edelstein

In 2014 I moved back to the United States after living abroad for fourteen years, my whole adult life, because my father was dying from cancer. Six weeks after I arrived in New York City, my father died. Six months after that I learned that I had ...

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The trauma cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

The trauma cleaner

Sarah Krasnostein

Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhurst was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman, trophy wife ... But as a little boy, raised in violence and excluded from the family home,...

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Mrs Gaskell and me by Nell Stevens

Mrs Gaskell and me

Nell Stevens

'A great galloping joy of a book - funny, lyrical, fast paced, heart-warming - a delicious celebration of love and life' Rebecca Stott, author of In the Days of Rain In 1857, after two years of writing The Life of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell ...

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The spy and the traitor by Ben MacIntyre

The spy and the traitor

Ben MacIntyre

On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the...

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My life by Gloria Hunniford

My life

Gloria Hunniford

As one of Britain's best known TV and radio personalities, Gloria Hunniford requires little introduction. From chat show and current affairs host to presenter of consumer and lifestyle programmes, Gloria is one of the few broadcasters who can genuinely...

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The century girls by Tessa Dunlop

The century girls

Tessa Dunlop

2018 marks the centenary of some British women getting the vote, and The Century Girls features six women who have lived through ten decades of staggering changes. Edna, 102, was a domestic servant. Helena, 101, was the eldest of eight from a Welsh f...

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My thoughts exactly  by Lily Allen

My thoughts exactly

Lily Allen

So, this is me. Lily Allen. I am a woman. I am a mother. I was a wife. I drink. I have taken drugs. I have loved and been let down. I am a success and a failure. I am a songwriter. I am a singer. I am all these things and more. When women share their...

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Under the wig  by William Clegg

Under the wig

William Clegg

"How can you speak up for someone accused of a savage murder? Or sway a jury? Or get a judge to drop a case? In this memoir, murder case lawyer William Clegg revisits his most intriguing trials, from the acquittal of Colin Stagg to the shooting of Jill...

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"Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/1519-1594) was known for the extraordinary energy of his work. His contemporary Giorgio Vasari described him as the most extraordinary brain that painting has ever produced. Considered to be one of the three great painters of...

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Dear Willy,

Dear Willy,

"Dear Willy, is the true story of Willy Oswald Geheb's life told through journals, letters, documents, and photos found in an old suitcase stored away since 1947. When translated from the old German script, a wealth of information was learned about a...

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Pull the other one!  by Roger Evans

Pull the other one!

Roger Evans

"Roger Evans, Britain's favourite dairy farmer, is back with his popular diary telling his fans about his farm, his dogs, his daily ups and downs and his views on everything from the characters in his local pub to the price of milk. This new volume is...

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Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou  by Amy Licence

Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou

Amy Licence

"He became king before his first birthday, inheriting a vast empire from his military hero father; she was the daughter of a king without power, who made an unexpected marriage at the age of fifteen. Almost completely opposite in character, together ...

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More dashing  by Patrick Leigh Fermor

More dashing

Patrick Leigh Fermor

"The first collection of letters from Patrick Leigh Fermor, Dashing for the Post, delighted critics and public alike. This second volume, More Dashing, presents a further selection of letters that exude a zest for life and adventure characteristic of...

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For science, King & country

For science, King & country

"Killed in action at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915, aged just twenty-seven, Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley was widely regarded as the most promising British physicist of his generation. His pioneering measurements of X-ray spectra provided...

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Reporter by Seymour M. Hersh


Seymour M. Hersh

"Seymour Hersh's fearless reporting has earned him fame, front-page bylines in virtually every major newspaper in the free world, honors galore, and no small amount of controversy. Now he describes what drove him and how he worked as an independent o...

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Handcrafted by Clint Harp


Clint Harp

Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV's smash hit Fixer Upper and the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, and recognizing the importance of the jo...

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A Life on the Edge by Jim Whittaker

A Life on the Edge

Jim Whittaker

In May of 1963, Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit Mount Everest. More than fifty years later, he is still regarded as a seminal figure in North American mountaineering, as well as an...

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Rap Dad by Juan Vidal

Rap Dad

Juan Vidal

A timely reflection on identity in America, exploring the intersection of fatherhood, race, and hip-hop culture. Just as his music career was taking off, Juan Vidal received life-changing news: he'd soon be a father. Throughout his life, neglectful men...

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The Mechanic's Tale by Steve Matchett

The Mechanic's Tale

Steve Matchett

Formula One Grand Prix mechanic Steve Matchett takes the listener on a compelling journey through his life in the pit-lane, from his beginnings as a young apprentice, through his time at Ferrari and BMW to his later success with Benetton.

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It'll be fine by Rebecca Rose

It'll be fine

Rebecca Rose

While the conduit of this book is a genuine love story, a more important tale lies within it. This is the real, unfiltered story of how I discovered the woman inside me who knows what she's TRULY worth; whose said worth doesn't come from her outward....

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Foxtrot in Kandahar by Duane Evans

Foxtrot in Kandahar

Duane Evans

Kandahar. The ancient desert crossroads and, as of fall of 2001, ground zero for the Taliban and al-Qa'ida in southern Afghanistan. In the northern part of the country, the U.S.-supported Northern Alliance (the Afghan organization opposed to the Tali...

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Blood red snow by Günter K. Koschorrek

Blood red snow

Günter K. Koschorrek

Gunter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on. As keeping a diary was strictly forbidden, he sewed the pages into the lining of his thick winter coat and deposited them with his mother on infrequent trips home...

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Six days of impossible by Robert Adams

Six days of impossible

Robert Adams

Hell Week has never been described so effectively. Six days in Hell define every SEAL that moves past the point of no return in their minds. Robert Adams, MD, brings the experiences of his classmates into view with real, difficult to believe experien...

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A race like no other by Liz Robbins

A race like no other

Liz Robbins

"Gets closer to this marathon than an avenue railbird, and it leaves impressions not fleeting, but lasting."'Sports Illustrated The New York City Marathon is considered one of the nation's'and the world's'premier sporting events. A reporter for the New...

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Trail of hope by Norman Davies

Trail of hope

Norman Davies

Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners of war, refugees, those regarded as "soci...

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In the Country of Brooklyn by Peter Golenbock

In the Country of Brooklyn

Peter Golenbock

What is Brooklyn? A bedroom suburb of Manhattan? A crumbling relic of urban decay? A collection of gorgeous million dollar brownstones? A magnet for artists and writers and hipsters and yuppies and new immigrants and real estate developers? A hotbed ...

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Go find by Susan Purvis

Go find

Susan Purvis

Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and marriage to a new husband, thirty-three-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way.Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Colorado will...

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Make something good today by Erin Napier

Make something good today

Erin Napier

From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show Home Town, comes Make Something Good Today, a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything...

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For colored girls who have considered politics by Donna Brazile

For colored girls who have considered politics

Donna Brazile

The four most powerful African American women in politics share the story of their friendship and how it has changed politics in America.The lives of black women in American politics are remarkably absent from the shelves of bookstores and libraries....

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First man  by James R. Hansen

First man

James R. Hansen

"On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch 38-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was celebrated for his monumental ach...

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A star is born  by Lorna Luft

A star is born

Lorna Luft

"The classic Hollywood tale about a young talent rising to superstardom, and the downfall of her mentor/lover along the way -- has never gone out of style. It has seen five film adaptations, but none compares to the 1954 version starring Judy Garland...

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Beyond that last blue mountain  by Harriet Sandys

Beyond that last blue mountain

Harriet Sandys

Harriet's parents hoped that, after leaving boarding school and doing `the Season', she would meet and marry a suitable young man. But she was to disappoint them. Just after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, she set off for Peshawar to see for herself...

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Jan in 35 pieces  by Ian Hampton

Jan in 35 pieces

Ian Hampton

"Acclaimed cellist Ian Hampton (Jan to his colleagues) shares stories of years of performance and comraderie in his life in classical music."--Provided by publisher.

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The Gospel according to Luke  by Steve Lukather

The Gospel according to Luke

Steve Lukather

"No one explodes one of the longest-held misconceptions of music history better than Steve Lukather and his band Toto. The dominant pop-culture sound of the late-1970s and '80s was not in fact the smash and sneer of punk, but a slick, polished amalgam...

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The perfect car  by Nick Skeens

The perfect car

Nick Skeens

"John Barnard revolutionised Formula 1, and motorsport as a whole, through his unrelenting quest for perfection in racing car design. Written with Barnard's cooperation and with input from dozens of associates, drivers and rivals, this biography tells...

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Speaking the piano  by Susan Tomes

Speaking the piano

Susan Tomes

"This is a book to appeal to a wide range of readers - pianists of every level from beginner to professional, piano teachers, musicians of all kinds, and the broader community of music-lovers“--Provided by publisher.

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Wild woman swimming  by Lynne Roper

Wild woman swimming

Lynne Roper

"Devon paramedic Lynne Roper began swimming outdoors in 2011 while recovering from a double mastectomy. Warm, funny and fearless, she was soon at the heart of The Outdoor Swimming Society, inspiring others to swim wild, 'read water' and take educated...

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In other words  by Anna Porter

In other words

Anna Porter

"In Other Words is a lively, charming, gossipy memoir of life in the publishing trenches and how one restlessly curious young woman sparked a creative awakening in a new country she chose to call home. When Anna Porter arrived in Canada in early 1968...

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In search of Isaiah Berlin  by Henry Hardy

In search of Isaiah Berlin

Henry Hardy

"Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century - a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His ideas - especially his reasoned rejection of excessiv...

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Pre-Raphaelite girl gang  by Kirsty Stonell Walker

Pre-Raphaelite girl gang

Kirsty Stonell Walker

"Tapping into the Rebel Girl and Bad Girl publishing trend, this is the first book to cover the female role within art. A fabulous introduction to the Pre-Raphaelite movement, through the muses and artists that helped shape the era. Kirsty Stonell Walker...

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The lady queen  by Nancy Bazelon Goldstone

The lady queen

Nancy Bazelon Goldstone

"On March 15, 1348, twenty-two-year-old Joanna I, Queen of Naples, stood trial for the murder of her husband before the Pope and his court in Avignon. Determined to defend herself, Joanna won her acquittal against overwhelming odds. Victorious, she returned...

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The veterinary detectives  by Roger S. Windsor

The veterinary detectives

Roger S. Windsor

"In the second volume of his memoirs Roger tells the story of a pioneering British veterinary aid project, established in conjunction with a local farmers' co-operative, to bring self-financing veterinary services to thousands of dairy farmers and llama...

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Soupy twists!  by Jem Roberts

Soupy twists!

Jem Roberts

"Comedy history shows that it is our funniest double acts who receive the most love from the public, from Eric and Ernie and Pete and Dud to The Two Ronnies and Vic and Bob. But while all of these partnerships have been celebrated in print, one of the...

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If I chance to talk a little wild  by Jane Haynes

If I chance to talk a little wild

Jane Haynes

"A haunting and heartfelt memoir by a leading psychotherapist. This is the brutally honest, passionate and unorthodox sequel to the PEN Ackerley Prize shortlisted 'Who is it that can tell me who I am?' Building on Jane Haynes's personal and clinical ...

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Under cover  by Jeremy Robson

Under cover

Jeremy Robson

"As an independent publisher, Jeremy Robson always punched above his weight with a roster of authors that have been the envy of many large publishers. As a poet, he has been at the centre of the poetry scene since the 1960s, with a number of highly p...

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Desert sniper  by Ed Nash

Desert sniper

Ed Nash

"What makes an ordinary but highly educated Englishman, with no previous military training, decide to travel and fight in one of the most brutal conflicts on the planet? Desert Sniper is an extraordinary, true account of one man's journey from well-m...

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Trans figured  by Brian Belovitch

Trans figured

Brian Belovitch

"Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design. In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity. Brian has...

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Going down to the river  by Doug Seegers

Going down to the river

Doug Seegers

"The astonishing story of a singer-songwriter living on the streets of Nashville who met Jesus, got sober, and found international stardom at the age of 62. Doug Seegers left New York for Nashville in search of every songwriter's dream. When he didn't...

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Mind the windows  by Tino Best

Mind the windows

Tino Best

"Fiery West Indies cricketer Tino Best lived life in the fast lane - on and off the pitch. He will go down as one of the quickest bowlers ever to have played the game, consistently exceeding 90mph in an 11-year international career in which he roughed...

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The Barcelona legacy  by Jonathan Wilson

The Barcelona legacy

Jonathan Wilson

"Manchester, 2018: Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho led their teams out to face each other in the 175th Manchester derby. They are first and second in the Premier League, but today only one man can come out on top. Barcelona, late-nineties: Johan Cruy...

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How I became the fittest woman on earth  by Tia-Clair Toomey

How I became the fittest woman on earth

Tia-Clair Toomey

"I have loved to compete since primary school; where I lived for sport, particularly running, and would push myself to the limit to become better than yesterday. It may come as a surprise to you, but I always came second. I was always the underdog, that...

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The honey badger guide to life  by Nick Cummins

The honey badger guide to life

Nick Cummins

"Are you jaded by modern life? Do you dream of 'going rogue, running hard, standing tall, fearing nothing, getting off the grid and attacking life?' Then meet The Badger . . . The Honey Badger Guide to Life is a maverick guide to a better life for...

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Jerome Robbins  by Wendy Lesser

Jerome Robbins

Wendy Lesser

"Jerome Robbins (1918-1998) was born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz and grew up in Weehawken, New Jersey, where his parents, upwardly mobile immigrant Jews, owned the Comfort Corset Company. Robbins, who was drawn to dance at a young age, resisted the idea...

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Flipping the script by A. J. Gibson

Flipping the script

A. J. Gibson

"Life is complicated and messy, but every now and then life gives you a syndicated talk show on a major network - and then fires your ass for not being gay enough. Then it sends your born-again Christian sister to take you out to lunch on your birthday,...

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I can't date Jesus  by Michael Arceneaux

I can't date Jesus

Michael Arceneaux

"In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can't Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I'm Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul-searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world...

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The last landlady  by Laura Thompson

The last landlady

Laura Thompson

"Laura Thompson's grandmother Violet was one of the great landladies. Born in a London pub, she became the first woman to be given a publican's license in her own name and, just as pubs defined her life. Laura spent part of her childhood in her grand...

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Fins  by William Knoedelseder


William Knoedelseder

Chronicles the rise of the American auto industry through the life of Harley Earl, an innovator who introduced the art of automobile styling into the auto-making industry, revolutionizing the way cars were made and marketed.

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