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The art of tattoo by Megan Massacre

The art of tattoo

Megan Massacre

eBook

Megan Massacre, tattoo artist and star of NY Ink, America's Worst Tattoos, and Bondi Ink Tattoo, presents a collection of her best tattoos and artwork, with inspiration and practical information for anyone interested in the tattoo process. Featuring a...

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How to escape from prison by Paul Wood

How to escape from prison

Paul Wood

eBook

"A memoir of the author's life, from his troubled childhood and conviction for murder, through a traumatic time in prison to self-education to PhD level, rehabilitation and a new career as a performance coach and facilitator"--Publisher information.

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Vincent Van Gogh  by Rosalind Ormiston

Vincent Van Gogh

Rosalind Ormiston

Book

A gorgeous new edition with the cover printed on silver. Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the world's greatest painters, his work having had a huge and far-reaching influence on 20th-century art as well as remaining visually and emotionally powerful...

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Existentialism and excess  by Gary Cox

Existentialism and excess

Gary Cox

Book

Jean-Paul Sartre is an undisputed giant of twentieth-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularising existentialism combined with his creative and artistic flair have made him a legend of French thought. His tumultuous personal life - so.....

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Barefoot years by Martin Edmond

Barefoot years

Martin Edmond

eBook

"A memoir in which the author attempts to re-inhabit the lost domain of childhood. It is evocative and poignant, detailed yet fragmentary, full of half-forgotten things: what may be recovered also reveals that which is gone forever. These remembered....

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Mercury and me  by Jim Hutton

Mercury and me

Jim Hutton

Book

Ever present at the countless Sunday lunch gatherings and opulent parties, Hutton has a wealth of anecdotes about as well as a deep understanding of, Mercury's life. He also nursed Mercury through his terminal illness, often held him throughout the night...

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Greek to me  by Mary Norris

Greek to me

Mary Norris

Book

Presents a chronicle of the author's lifelong love affair with words, filtered through her passion for all things Greek and her solo adventures in Greece.

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Shanghai grand by Taras Grescoe

Shanghai grand

Taras Grescoe

eBook

On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. Emily 'Mickey' Hahn was a legendary New Y...

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The resurrection of Philip Clairmont by Martin Edmond

The resurrection of Philip Clairmont

Martin Edmond

Book

This mingling of biography, autobiography and art history has at its centre the life and art of the painter Philip Clairmont, a tortured figure who died by his own hand in 1984. Meeting those who were close to Clairmont and observing where he lived and...

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To bed at noon by Ian Richards

To bed at noon

Ian Richards

eBook

This volume examines the life and work of New Zealand author Maurice Duggan. His life was turbulent and difficult as he suffered from a 'black Irish' personality, the lifelong trauma of an amputated leg, and battles with alcoholism, troubled relationships...

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Late migrations by Margaret Renkl

Late migrations

Margaret Renkl

eBook

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Nemarluk by Ion L. (Ion Llewellyn) Idriess

Nemarluk

Ion L. (Ion Llewellyn) Idriess

eBook

"Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in the north of Australia, had vowed to rid his land of all intruders. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the tracker, Bul-Bul, brought in by...

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LET IT GO by DAME STEPHANIE. SHIRLEY

LET IT GO

DAME STEPHANIE. SHIRLEY

eBook

Let IT Go is an inspirational memoir from a woman who made a fortune in a man's world and then gave it all away.In 1962, Stephanie Steve Shirley founded an IT software company when the concept of software barely existed. The company created huge oppo...

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I just can't stop it by author Ranking Roger

I just can't stop it

author Ranking Roger

eBook

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All the days of my life (so far) by Alison Sweeney

All the days of my life (so far)

Alison Sweeney

eBook

A memoir by the actress describes her life and career, including her start as a child actress, her successful weight loss, and her portrayal of Sami on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives."

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Ernie by Ernest Borgnine

Ernie

Ernest Borgnine

eBook

We wept at his Oscar-winning role in Marty. . .we gasped when he took on Frank Sinatra in From Here to Eternity. . .we were riveted by his compelling performances in The Dirty Dozen, Bad Day at Black Rock, and Ice Station Zebra. . .and we laughed at ...

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Mrs. Morhard and the boys by Ruth Hanford Morhard

Mrs. Morhard and the boys

Ruth Hanford Morhard

eBook

As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard never waited for something...

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The bachelor chronicles by Ron Geraci

The bachelor chronicles

Ron Geraci

eBook

This is the true story of a thirty-something single man in New York. A man who is employed, decent, and horny. A man hilariously combing his way through women in search of one who will make him stop searching. . .For the last four years, "This Dating...

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Don't sleep with a Bubba by Susan Reinhardt

Don't sleep with a Bubba

Susan Reinhardt

eBook

Aimed at anyone with a funny bone, these all new stories and essays by Gannett-syndicated columnist Susan Reinhardt tackle domestic life, particularly of the Southern persuasion, with sidesplitting observations and searing confessions. Reinhardt candidly...

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Bono by Helen Brown

Bono

Helen Brown

eBook

From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month as a foster mother-to a homeless cat named Bono. When Helen Brown arrived in New York for a much-anticipated visit, a fellow animal lover talked...

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Lethal intent by Sue Russell

Lethal intent

Sue Russell

eBook

"A graphic portrait of evil."--M. William Phelps "One of the best true crime books of all time."--Examiner.com "The book to read about Aileen Wuornos--a case that has fascinated true crime fans from around the world." --True Crime Book Reviews As a child,...

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Unwasted by Sacha Z. Scoblic

Unwasted

Sacha Z. Scoblic

eBook

The author, who became sober after spending most of her life as a young urban professional woman under the influence, reveals how she learned to navigate through life alcohol-free and regained her grip on reality.

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The night stalker by Philip Carlo

The night stalker

Philip Carlo

eBook

"I couldn't put the book downvery scary indeed."-Los Angeles Times The Classic Account Of One Of The World's Most Feared Serial Killers Decades after Richard Ramirez left thirteen dead and paralyzed the city of Los Angeles, his name is still synonymous...

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Au Paris by Rachel Spencer

Au Paris

Rachel Spencer

eBook

"It's 2 a.m. and I'm wide awake, counting the days and hours until my plane leaves for Paris--3 days and 16 hours, to be exact. But ready or not, it's bonne journee for me. Croissant anyone?"When twenty-something Rachel Spencer needed a change of pace...

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Iced in by Chris Turney

Iced in

Chris Turney

eBook

"The Antarctic Factor: if anything can go wrong, it will. It's basically Murphy's Law on steroids" -Chris Turney On Christmas Eve 2013, off the coast of East Antarctica, an abrupt weather change trapped the Shokalskiy- the ship carrying earth scientist...

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Where monsters hide by M. William Phelps

Where monsters hide

M. William Phelps

eBook

Recounts the investigation into Chris Regan's murder by the Iron River police department, which determined that his lover, a married woman, killed Regan and framed her husband for the crime.

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The truths we hold by Kamala Harris

The truths we hold

Kamala Harris

eAudiobook

From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.Senator Kamala...

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Walking by Erling Kagge

Walking

Erling Kagge

eAudiobook

A lyrical account of an activity that is essential for our sanity, equilibrium, and well-being, from the author of Silence ("A book to be handled and savored."--Wall Street Journal)Placing one foot in front of the other, embarking on the journey of d...

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The chronology of water by Lidia Yuknavitch

The chronology of water

Lidia Yuknavitch

Large Print

From the debris of her troubled early life, Lidia Yuknavitch weaves an astonishing tale of survival. A kind of memoir that is also a paean to the pursuit of beauty, self-expression, desire - for men and women - and the exhilaration of swimming, 'The ...

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The ravenmaster by Christopher Skaife

The ravenmaster

Christopher Skaife

Large Print

For centuries, the Tower of London has been home to a group of famous avian residents: the ravens. Legend has it that if they should ever leave, the Tower will crumble into dust, and great harm will befall the kingdom. One man is personally responsible...

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The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah by Benjamin Zephaniah

The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

Large Print

A pioneer of performance poetry, Benjamin Zephaniah's talents as a lyricist and storyteller emerged at a young age, helping him to survive the racism he faced growing up in 1960s Birmingham. He now speaks candidly of his time living outside the law, and...

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Allowed to grow old  by Isa Leshko

Allowed to grow old

Isa Leshko

Book

There's nothing quite like a relationship with an aged pet-a dog or cat who has been at our side for years, forming an ineffable bond. Pampered pets, however, are a rarity among animals who have been domesticated. Farm animals, for example, are usual...

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On being human  by Jennifer Pastiloff

On being human

Jennifer Pastiloff

Book

An inspirational memoir about how Jennifer Pastiloff's years of waitressing taught her to seek out unexpected beauty, how deafness taught her to listen fiercely, how being vulnerable allowed her to find love, and how imperfections can lead to a life full...

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My mother laughs  by Chantal Akerman

My mother laughs

Chantal Akerman

Book

First published in France in 2013, My Mother Laughs is the final book written by the legendary and beloved Belgian artist and director Chantal Akerman (1950-2015) before her death. A moving and unforgettable memoir, the book delves deeply into one of...

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The Catholic boys  by Mike Ledingham

The Catholic boys

Mike Ledingham

Book

""The Catholic Boys" is a new book by author Mike Ledingham detailing the profound impact of sexual abuse of Mike and two younger brothers by the same Catholic priest. The three Ledingham boys tell their stories of going from being happy, feisty kids...

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J.P. Martin  by J. P. (John Percival) Martin

J.P. Martin

J. P. (John Percival) Martin

Book

The much-loved Uncle series of children's books were fantastical, surreal, funny and heart-warming. Originally told by Martin to his children, they were finally published when he was over eighty years old - and the hilarious array of characters, including...

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Henry Darrow  by Jan Pippins

Henry Darrow

Jan Pippins

Book

Henry Darrow (born EnriqueTomas Delgado) overcame life-threatening illness, crippling anxiety and prejudice to become internationally famous as sexy, complex "Manolito Montoya" in the western The High Chaparral (1967-1971). He was the first actor of ...

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Sisters and rebels  by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

Sisters and rebels

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

Book

Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy. But while Elizabeth remained a lifelong believer, her younger sisters chose vastly different lives. Seeking their fortunes...

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Gypsy boy  by Mikey Walsh

Gypsy boy

Mikey Walsh

Book

Mikey was born into a Romany Gypsy family. They lived in a closeted community, and little is known of their way of life. After centuries of persecution Gypsies are wary of outsiders and if you choose to leave you can never come back. This is something...

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Why Karen Carpenter matters  by Karen Tongson

Why Karen Carpenter matters

Karen Tongson

Book

In the '60s and '70s, America's music scene was marked by raucous excess, reflected in the tragic overdoses of young superstars such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. At the same time, the uplifting harmonies and sunny lyrics that propelled Karen Carpenter...

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Zora and Langston  by Yuval Taylor

Zora and Langston

Yuval Taylor

Book

They were best friends, collaborators, and champions of the common people; the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance. Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes first met in 1925, and traveled together in Hurston's dilapidated car through the rural So...

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If I survive  by Barbara Miller

If I survive

Barbara Miller

Book

This is a true story of Holocaust survival. The story of Nazi Germany and the Jews is a story of anti-Semitism, gas chambers, genocide and World War 11. The Warsaw ghetto where the Nazis had imprisoned the Jews was being emptied as Adolph Hitler's Fi...

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Then it fell apart  by author Moby

Then it fell apart

author Moby

Book

What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of...

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I'm possible  by Jeremy Cowart

I'm possible

Jeremy Cowart

Book

Internationally known photographer and philanthropist Jeremy Cowart uses snapshots of his own story to inspire readers with the message that all things are possible when we actively engage our God-given purpose to change the world. Recognized as "the...

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Behind the laughter  by Anthony Griffith

Behind the laughter

Anthony Griffith

Book

A couple's powerful story of how God comforts us so that we can comfort others. Anthony Griffith, a stand-up comic from Chicago's South Side, has lived on the borderline of comedy and tragedy. At the very time his career as a stand-up comedian was taking...

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The volunteer  by Jack Fairweather

The volunteer

Jack Fairweather

Book

In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission...

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Let's pretend this never happened by Jenny Lawson

Let's pretend this never happened

Jenny Lawson

eBook

"In an illustrated memoir, the creator of the Bloggess blog shares humorous stories from her life, including her awkward upbringing in Texas and her relationship with her husband. Let's Pretend This Never Happened is for anyone who's ever felt like a...

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Garlic and sapphires  by Ruth Reichl

Garlic and sapphires

Ruth Reichl

Book

The editor-in-chief of "Gourmet" recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into the differences in her dining experiences.

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The reluctant billionaire by Soma Das

The reluctant billionaire

Soma Das

eBook

The book is an untold human story of an enterprise and its creator-Dilip Shanghvi, who became the richest self-made Indian.In March 2015, Dilip Shanghvi toppled Mukesh Ambani to become the richest Indian. The historic event shook corporate India but ...

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Hoop dreams down under by Matt Logue

Hoop dreams down under

Matt Logue

eBook

Twenty-six home-grown Aussie superstars who have taken American basketball by storm. Ever since Luc Longley lit up the court as the first Australian to play in the NBA in 1991, Australians have made an indelible impact on the world's best basketball....

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Born at the right time by R. C. (Ronald Clive) McCallum

Born at the right time

R. C. (Ronald Clive) McCallum

eBook

Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered workshops, but Ron's mother had other ideas for her son. She insisted on treating him as normally as possible.In this endearing...

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Straight from the pig's mouth by Big Al Lester

Straight from the pig's mouth

Big Al Lester

eBook

"From his fledgling days as a constable to being a detective sergeant on high-profile cases, retired Christchurch policeman Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the wafer-thin blue line."

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White boy by Tom Graves

White boy

Tom Graves

eBook

White Boy is one man's unvarnished story of love, loss, race, Memphis, and a dark past. Everything is laid bare when Memphis author, journalist, and university professor Tom Graves takes a vivid and deeply introspective account of his life. Certainly...

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Mind that child by Simon (Pediatrician) Rowley

Mind that child

Simon (Pediatrician) Rowley

eBook

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This is not a t-shirt by Bobby Hundreds

This is not a t-shirt

Bobby Hundreds

eAudiobook

The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand by Bobby Hundreds himself. Streetwear occupies that rarefied space where genuine "cool" coexists with big business; where a star designer might work concurrently with Nike,...

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Barnum's own story by P. T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum

Barnum's own story

P. T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum

eAudiobook

The true-life tale of a man of boundless imagination and indomitable energy, Barnum's autobiography embodies the spirit of America's most exciting boom years.

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Lowest white boy by Greg Bottoms

Lowest white boy

Greg Bottoms

eAudiobook

An innovative, hybrid work of literary nonfiction, Lowest White Boy takes its title from Lyndon Johnson's observation during the civil rights era: "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're...

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You can't fall off the floor by Harris Katleman

You can't fall off the floor

Harris Katleman

eAudiobook

From watching his colleague get shot in the testicles by a jealous producer to running Hollywood's most successful television studio, Harris Katleman had a front row seat in the development of the television industry. Destined to become a classic account...

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Young Castro by Jonathan M. (Jonathan Marshall) Hansen

Young Castro

Jonathan M. (Jonathan Marshall) Han...

eAudiobook

An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country in revolution and transfixed the world.

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Never say goodbye by Patrick Mathews

Never say goodbye

Patrick Mathews

eAudiobook

Never Say Goodbye will help you learn how to recognize spirit communication and establish an ongoing relationship with those in spirit through simple meditations and other practices.

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Far memory by Joan Grant

Far memory

Joan Grant

eAudiobook

"During the last twenty years, seven books of mine have been published as historical novels which to me are biographies of previous lives I have known. Far Memory is the autobiography of my first thirty years in the twentieth century. From early childhood,...

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The shapeshifter by Claudia Navone

The shapeshifter

Claudia Navone

eAudiobook

This is a story of a magical life. A young girl with introductions to the elite of the ballet world discovers who she is through romantic encounters in Monte Carlo, Florence, London, New York City, and many more glamorous locations. She leaves the world...

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Tell it to my heart  by Taylor Dayne

Tell it to my heart

Taylor Dayne

Book

Tell It to My Heart: How I Lost My S#*T, Conquered My Fear, and Found My Voice captures Taylor Dayne's ascent against all odds, and the stories behind the dance soundtrack of our lives. From her early life growing up in a challenging blue-collar Long...

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Elon Musk  by Anna Crowley Redding

Elon Musk

Anna Crowley Redding

Book

Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highly-publicized plans for colonizing Mars... But behind...

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Guinea pig in white wine sauce  by Alan Rochford

Guinea pig in white wine sauce

Alan Rochford

Book

Alan Rochford was living the dream when he started Stone Cottage, an idyllic French restaurant nestled in the Adelaide Hills. He had everything going for him apart from experience, money, and the first idea about what he was doing. After two years and...

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Haig's enemy  by Jonathan Boff

Haig's enemy

Jonathan Boff

Book

During the First World War, the British army's most consistent German opponent was Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. Commanding more than a million men as a General, and then Field Marshal, in the Imperial German Army, he held off the attacks of the...

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My booky wook  by Russell Brand

My booky wook

Russell Brand

Book

The English television personality reveals his struggles to become a successful comedian, discussing his troubled childhood, his addiction to drugs, sex, and alcohol, his mental illness, and his recovery aided by the support of his family and friends...

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Lowborn  by Kerry Hudson

Lowborn

Kerry Hudson

Book

Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Always on the move with her single mother, Kerry attended nine primary schools and five secondaries,...

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Tony Bennett, onstage and in the studio  by Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett, onstage and in the studio

Tony Bennett

Book

With an emphasis on music, this definitive, lavishly illustrated book celebrates beloved living legend Tony Bennett. Tony Bennett, at the age of 92, continues to connect to people everywhere through the magic of his music. He’s the quintessential int...

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The road to Eden  by John S. Romain

The road to Eden

John S. Romain

Book

The Road to Eden is the narrative of a magical journey home. The sequence of unlikely activities, events, and chance encounters that led a successful Los Angeles advertising executive/film producer to follow a childhood calling and start anew in a re...

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Esther  by Jessica North

Esther

Jessica North

Book

Esther Abrahams was one of the first Jewish women to arrive in the new land. Through her we meet some of the key people who helped shape the nation. Her life is an extraordinary rags-to-riches story. Aged 16, she stood trial at the Old Bailey in London...

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Smokin' Joe  by Mark Kram

Smokin' Joe

Mark Kram

Book

History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages. A trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country. Joe Frazier was a much more...

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Pep Guardiola  by Guillem Balagué

Pep Guardiola

Guillem Balagué

Book

Pep Guardiola is the most successful and sought-after football coach in the world. After being appointed first-team manager in 2008, he transformed Barcelona into arguably the greatest club side of all time, winning thirteen trophies in four years, and...

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Plantagenet queens and consorts  by Steven J. Corvi

Plantagenet queens and consorts

Steven J. Corvi

Book

This book examines the lives and influence of 10 figures, comparing their different approaches to the manipulation and conservation of political power in what is always described as a man’s world. On the contrary, there is strong evidence to suggest that...

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The Jean Harlow films  by James L. Neibaur

The Jean Harlow films

James L. Neibaur

Book

One of the great icons of 1930s Hollywood film, Jean Harlow died a tragically early death in 1937 at age 26. Taking a film-by-film look at Harlow's work and her own impressions of her costars and directors, this retrospective traces her growth as an ...

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'Sox'  by Roger Hughes

'Sox'

Roger Hughes

Book

Gary ‘Sox’ Hocking raced against the likes of Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood and John Surtees, and eventually became double world champion - yet his name remains largely forgotten. He retired at an early stage in his career, and the explanation so often given...

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The accidental veterinarian  by Philipp Schott

The accidental veterinarian

Philipp Schott

Book

With insight and humour, Schott shares tales from the unlikely path he took into his career of veterinary science and anecdotes from his successful small-animal clinic. He covers the best way to give your cat a pill, how to prevent your very handy dog...

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Karl Marx and the birth of modern society. Volume I  by Michael Heinrich

Karl Marx and the birth of modern society. Volume I

Michael Heinrich

Book

For over a century, Karl Marx's critique of capitalism has been a crucial resource for social movements. Now, recent economic crises have made it imperative for us to comprehend and actualise Marx's ideas. But without a knowledge of Karl Marx's life as...

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Maid  by Stephanie Land

Maid

Stephanie Land

Book

"Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. While she...

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看不见的美国  by Jeanne Marie Laskas

看不见的美国

Jeanne Marie Laskas

Book

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Harraways  by Rebecca Reid

Harraways

Rebecca Reid

Book

How has Harraways survived to provide New Zealanders with some of their most-loved breakfasts for a century and a half? The story of this remarkable local landmark is told in Harraways - Going for Grain: 150 years of milling at Green Island, Dunedin....

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After life  by Alice Marie Johnson

After life

Alice Marie Johnson

Book

How do you hold on to hope after more than twenty years of imprisonment? For Alice Marie Johnson the answer lies with God. For years, Alice lived a normal life without a criminal record -- she was a manager at FedEx, a wife, and a mother. But after a...

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Unbeaten  by Mike Stanton

Unbeaten

Mike Stanton

Book

Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary champions like Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson: he never lost a professional fight. When he retired in 1956, his record was a perfect 49-0. Unbeaten is the revelatory biography...

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Ole  by Ian Macleay

Ole

Ian Macleay

Book

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an Old Trafford legend. He blazed through a decade at Manchester United, scoring 126 goals in 366 appearances for the Red Devils. The Norwegian striker became famous for his uncanny ability to score in the dying minutes of imp...

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The master plan  by Chris Wilson

The master plan

Chris Wilson

Book

Like a lot of people, Chris Wilson didn't have an easy start in life. But, unlike many, he has managed to overcome severe setbacks to achieve a life defined by material success and personal meaning. How did he do it? When he committed a fatal crime at...

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Forever and ever, amen  by Randy Travis

Forever and ever, amen

Randy Travis

Book

Beloved around the world, Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million albums in both country and gospel and is considered one of the finest performers of his generation, admired by superstars across the musical landscape, from Garth Brooks to Mick Jagger....

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Walter Gropius  by Fiona MacCarthy

Walter Gropius

Fiona MacCarthy

Book

Mention the Bauhaus and iconic design objects such as a Marianne Brandt teapot, an Anni Albers weaving or a Marcel Breuer chair come to mind. But the Bauhaus was more than an art school it was the birth of a whole new philosophy of art. Fiona MacCarthy...

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Neuro Dan - Feather Dan : Year One, My forever home  by Eric Fish

Neuro Dan - Feather Dan : Year One, My forever home

Eric Fish

Book

Meet Neuro Dan - Feather Dan, a tiny orange kitten with an unknown neurological disability. Rescued from a hoarding situation he found his rescue was almost a death sentence. The high kill shelter put him on the euthanasia list. At the last second a ...

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Life with Picasso  by Françoise Gilot

Life with Picasso

Françoise Gilot

Book

Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young ...

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Ships, swindlers, and scalded hogs  by Frederic B. Hill

Ships, swindlers, and scalded hogs

Frederic B. Hill

Book

Brothers William Donnell Crooker and Charles Crooker were among the most prominent mid-nineteenth-century shipbuilders in Bath, Maine, itself one of the most prominent shipbuilding cities in the world during that time. This colorful history of the Cr...

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Grain by grain  by Bob (Organic farmer) Quinn

Grain by grain

Bob (Organic farmer) Quinn

Book

When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Little did he know, that grain would change his life. Years later, after finishing a PhD in plant biochemistry and returning to his family's farm in Montana,...

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Jabotinsky  by Hillel Halkin

Jabotinsky

Hillel Halkin

Book

Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880–1940) was a man of huge paradoxes and contradictions and has been the most misunderstood of all Zionist politicians--a first-rate novelist, a celebrated Russian journalist, and the founder of the branch of Zionism now headed...

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On the other side of freedom  by DeRay Mckesson

On the other side of freedom

DeRay Mckesson

Book

Five years ago, DeRay Mckesson quit his job as a school teacher, moved to Ferguson, Missouri, and spent the next 400 days on the streets as an activist, helping to bring the Black Lives Matter movement into being. Even when the police made it illegal...

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The league of extraordinarily funny women  by Sheila C. Moeschen

The league of extraordinarily funny women

Sheila C. Moeschen

Book

A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever. Step aside, Seinfeld. It's time for the brave, hilarious women of comedy to finally get the recognition...

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Let love have the last word  by Common (Musician) author

Let love have the last word

Common (Musician) author

Book

Common believes that the phrase "let love have the last word" is not just a declaration; it is a statement of purpose, a daily promise. Love is the most powerful force on the planet and ultimately, the way you love determines who you are and how you ...

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David Malouf  by Nam Le

David Malouf

Nam Le

Book

‘[On reading Malouf for the first time] Here was a very-much-alive half-Lebanese writer (from provincial Brisbane, no less) producing English-language writing of the very first order. (We spoke like this.) And in prose, not poetry. The poetry was in the...

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Karamo  by Karamo Brown

Karamo

Karamo Brown

Book

An insightful, candid, and inspiring memoir from Karamo Brown--Queer Eye's beloved culture expert--as he shares his story for the first time, exploring how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in nee...

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England's dreaming  by Jon Savage

England's dreaming

Jon Savage

Book

Jon Savage's Ralph Gleason Award-winning England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. Full of anecdote, insight, and exclusive interviews, it tells the sensational story of the meteoric...

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