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The woman who cracked the anxiety code  by Judith Hoare

The woman who cracked the anxiety code

Judith Hoare

Book

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

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Space between  by Nico Tortorella

Space between

Nico Tortorella

Book

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

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Grace brought me here  by Lima Hansen

Grace brought me here

Lima Hansen

Book

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

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The last bushrangers  by Mike Munro

The last bushrangers

Mike Munro

Book

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

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Yin, yang, yogini  by Kathryn E. Livingston

Yin, yang, yogini

Kathryn E. Livingston

Book

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

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Scarred  by Sarah Edmondson

Scarred

Sarah Edmondson

Book

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

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They have fooled you again  by Denis Carroll

They have fooled you again

Denis Carroll

Book

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

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Toil & trouble   by Augusten Burroughs

Toil & trouble

Augusten Burroughs

Book

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

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Home work  by Julie Andrews

Home work

Julie Andrews

Book

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

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Philosophers

Philosophers

Book

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

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Inside out  by Demi Moore

Inside out

Demi Moore

Book

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

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Year of the monkey  by Patti Smith

Year of the monkey

Patti Smith

Book

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

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Kochland  by Christopher Leonard

Kochland

Christopher Leonard

Book

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

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Landru's secret  by Richard Tomlinson

Landru's secret

Richard Tomlinson

Book

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

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Braiding sweetgrass  by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding sweetgrass

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Book

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

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Pound for pound  by Shannon Kopp

Pound for pound

Shannon Kopp

Book

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

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Back from Africa  by Corinne Hofmann

Back from Africa

Corinne Hofmann

Book

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

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Dapper Dan  by Daniel R. Day

Dapper Dan

Daniel R. Day

Book

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

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No ordinary man  by John Steele

No ordinary man

John Steele

Book

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

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The grave on the wall  by Brandon Shimoda

The grave on the wall

Brandon Shimoda

Book

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

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Party time  by Shaun Attwood

Party time

Shaun Attwood

Book

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

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Permanent record  by Edward J. Snowden

Permanent record

Edward J. Snowden

Book

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

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The education of an idealist  by Samantha Power

The education of an idealist

Samantha Power

Book

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

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To war with the Walkers  by Annabel Venning

To war with the Walkers

Annabel Venning

Book

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

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Flash count diary  by Darcey Steinke

Flash count diary

Darcey Steinke

Book

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

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Mother ship  by Francesca Segal

Mother ship

Francesca Segal

Book

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

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Noble savages  by Sarah Watling

Noble savages

Sarah Watling

Book

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

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

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

Bassey Ikpi

Book

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

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Me  by Elton John

Me

Elton John

Book

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

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Mad girl  by Bryony Gordon

Mad girl

Bryony Gordon

Book

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

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女人无名  by Emily (Emily Carroll) Winslow

女人无名

Emily (Emily Carroll) Winslow

Book

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Contemporary Kazakh literature. Prose.

Contemporary Kazakh literature. Prose.

Book

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

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Contemporary Kazakh literature. Poetry.

Contemporary Kazakh literature. Poetry.

Book

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

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Leonardo da Vinci  by Pietro C. Marani

Leonardo da Vinci

Pietro C. Marani

Book

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

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Sniper elite  by Rob Maylor

Sniper elite

Rob Maylor

Book

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

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The book of gutsy women  by Hillary Rodham Clinton

The book of gutsy women

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Book

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

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A single tear  by Ningkun Wu

A single tear

Ningkun Wu

Book

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

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In this world of wonders  by Nicholas Wolterstorff

In this world of wonders

Nicholas Wolterstorff

Book

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

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Guest house for young widows  by Azadeh Moaveni

Guest house for young widows

Azadeh Moaveni

Book

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

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Chasing my cure  by David C. Fajgenbaum

Chasing my cure

David C. Fajgenbaum

Book

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

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Rough magic  by Lara Prior-Palmer

Rough magic

Lara Prior-Palmer

Book

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

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The principles of uncertainty  by Maira Kalman

The principles of uncertainty

Maira Kalman

Book

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

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Heartland  by Joe Gorman

Heartland

Joe Gorman

Book

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

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Texas flood  by Alan Paul

Texas flood

Alan Paul

Book

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

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Fight forward  by Brenda Crouch

Fight forward

Brenda Crouch

Book

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

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Gods of the upper air  by Charles King

Gods of the upper air

Charles King

Book

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

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The Hilton bombing  by Imre Salusinszky

The Hilton bombing

Imre Salusinszky

Book

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

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Beneath the surface  by Libby Trickett

Beneath the surface

Libby Trickett

Book

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

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Hitler  by Brendan Simms

Hitler

Brendan Simms

Book

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

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Dead man walking  by Kate McClymont

Dead man walking

Kate McClymont

Book

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

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Alexander the Great  by Anthony Everitt

Alexander the Great

Anthony Everitt

Book

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

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Mrs Escobar  by Victoria Eugenia Henao

Mrs Escobar

Victoria Eugenia Henao

Book

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

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Elvis in Vegas  by Richard Zoglin

Elvis in Vegas

Richard Zoglin

Book

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

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No man's land  by Kevin Sullivan

No man's land

Kevin Sullivan

Book

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

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Savage gods  by Paul Kingsnorth

Savage gods

Paul Kingsnorth

Book

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

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For the record  by David Cameron

For the record

David Cameron

Book

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

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Joe's Table  by Stephanie (Music conductor) Chung

Joe's Table

Stephanie (Music conductor) Chung

Book

"Hi, my name is Joe. What is your name?". This sign hangs overhead at a unique cafe called Joe's Table, named after Joseph Chung. Joseph was diagnosed with autism at a young age and was also afflicted with a seizure disorder. Because Joseph loved to ...

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Celtic road home  by Ann Doolan-Fox

Celtic road home

Ann Doolan-Fox

Book

This is the true story of a young, naïve Irish woman who embarked on a path of "most resistance" and danced/survived her way around seven different countries. Her very descriptive, dramatic and often humorous Celtic Road Home takes you on a journey of...

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Face it  by Debbie Harry

Face it

Debbie Harry

Book

'I was saying things in songs that female singers didn't really say back then. I wasn't submissive or begging him to come back, I was kicking his ass, kicking him out, kicking my own ass too. My Blondie character was an inflatable doll but with a dar...

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Guts 'n gunships  by Mark (Mark V.) Garrison

Guts 'n gunships

Mark (Mark V.) Garrison

Book

Mark Garrison recounts his experiences from being on the short list for the draft during the Vietnam War, to signing up to be a helicopter pilot, and his tour of duty with the Crocodiles and Alligators of the 119th Assault Helicopter Company.

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Silver, sword, and stone  by Marie (Writer) Arana

Silver, sword, and stone

Marie (Writer) Arana

Book

Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the reg...

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Walking towards thunder  by Peter Fox

Walking towards thunder

Peter Fox

Book

Former Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox is a hero in many people's eyes. A police officer with 36 years' service in the Hunter region, he rose to national prominence in 2012 for his major role in speaking out for the victims of abuse within the church....

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Reboot  by Michael Owen

Reboot

Michael Owen

Book

The legendary striker published his first book Off The Record in 2004 but feels he didn't have a voice during his playing days and now, six years after hanging up his boots, he can finally lift the lid on what really happened during his much-talked a...

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Gotta get Theroux this  by Louis Theroux

Gotta get Theroux this

Louis Theroux

Book

From much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux comes a funny, heartfelt and entertaining account of his life and weird times in TV. In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment...

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Some stories  by Yvon Chouinard

Some stories

Yvon Chouinard

Book

Through a compilation of his many articles on sports, from falconry to fishing and climbing to surfing, along with musings on the purpose of business and the importance of environmental activism, the author reveals his extraordinary and varied life.....

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Open side  by Sam Warburton

Open side

Sam Warburton

Book

Sam Warburton OBE was not only a titan of Welsh rugby, but an icon of the game. Having represented his country as a player and team captain at all junior levels, he propelled himself to international attention in 2011 when named as the youngest ever captain...

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Anthony Bourdain  by Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain

Book

The brilliant intellect and candor of Anthony Bourdain is on full display in this collection of interviews from throughout his remarkable career, including interviews with Neil Degrasse Tyson and Trevor Noah.

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Working for the clampdown

Working for the clampdown

Book

This volume brings together a range of writers from different academic disciplines and different locations to provide an engaging and accessible critical exploration of one of the most revered and reviled bands in the history of popular music. The es...

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Manson in his own words  by Charles Manson

Manson in his own words

Charles Manson

Book

We called him a devil and quarantined him behind such labels as 'the most dangerous man alive.' But Charles Manson remains a shocking reminder of our own humanity gone awry. This astonishing book lays bare the life and the mind of a man whose acts left...

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A sharp left turn  by Mike author. Chunn

A sharp left turn

Mike author. Chunn

Book

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

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One man's climb  by Adrian Hayes

One man's climb

Adrian Hayes

Book

A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world's most unpredictable and perilous mountain. Adrian Hayes details an intensely personal account of his attempts to climb K2 the second highest and deadliest mountain in...

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King and emperor  by Janet L. (Janet Laughland) Nelson

King and emperor

Janet L. (Janet Laughland) Nelson

Book

A major new biography of one of the most extraordinary of all rulers, and the father of present-day Europe. Charles, king of the Franks, is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is so often called by the...

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Elton John FAQ  by Donald Gibson

Elton John FAQ

Donald Gibson

Book

In a career spanning five decades, Elton John has sold over 250 million records worldwide and has appeared in nearly 4 000 live performances. Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Grammy, Oscar, and T...

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地中海的眼淚  by Melissa (Melissa R.) Fleming

地中海的眼淚

Melissa (Melissa R.) Fleming

Book

This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of those five hundred people, eleven survived;...

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神奇波诺  by Helen Brown

神奇波诺

Helen Brown

Book

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Working daughter  by Liz (Elizabeth) O'Donnell

Working daughter

Liz (Elizabeth) O'Donnell

Book

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

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James Watt  by Ben Russell

James Watt

Ben Russell

Book

Among the many treasures in the collections of the Science Museum in London is the complete workshop of the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736-1819), acquired in its entirety from the attic of Watt's Birmingham home in 1924, where it had been left as...

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Unbreakable  by Richard Askwith

Unbreakable

Richard Askwith

Book

Czechoslovakia, October 1937. Europe's youngest democracy is on its knees. Millions are mourning the death of the nation's founding father, the saintly Tomas Masaryk. Across the border, the Third Reich is menacing - and plotting to invade. In the Cze...

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Mr Know-It-All  by John Waters

Mr Know-It-All

John Waters

Book

No one knows more about everything - especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling - than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray,...

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I never said I loved you  by Rhik Samadder

I never said I loved you

Rhik Samadder

Book

On an unlikely backpacking trip, Rhik and his mother find themselves speaking openly for the first time in years. Afterwards, the depression that has weighed down on Rhik begins to loosen its grip for a moment - so he seizes the opportunity: to own it,...

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Broken places & outer spaces  by Nnedi Okorafor

Broken places & outer spaces

Nnedi Okorafor

Book

Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed. A college track star and budding entomologist, Nnedi’s lifelong battle with scoliosis was just a bump in her plan - something a simple surgery would easily correct. But when Nnedi wakes from the surgery...

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Looking for Lorraine  by Imani Perry

Looking for Lorraine

Imani Perry

Book

"Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinching commitment to...

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Karl Wolfskehl  by Friedrich Voit

Karl Wolfskehl

Friedrich Voit

Book

"Karl Wolfskehl (1869-1948) came to New Zealand in 1938 as a refugee. Disturbed by the rising anti-Semitism he had left Germany for Switzerland and Italy in 1933. When Italy began to adopt anti-Jewish legislation he fled Europe for distant New Zealand...

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Leap  by Geva Mentor

Leap

Geva Mentor

Book

Geva Mentor is the best netballer in the world. In this inspiring autobiography, she sheds light on her journey to the top. As a child Geva was a naturally gifted athlete, standing out at 5'10" at the age of twelve. She began life as a champion tramp...

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Last days at Hot Slit  by Andrea Dworkin

Last days at Hot Slit

Andrea Dworkin

Book

Radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin was a caricature of the manhater in the popular imagination as well as a polarizing figure within the women's movement, infamous for her antipornography stance in the 1970s and 1980s. Now, more than a decade after...

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Innocent  by Cathy Glass

Innocent

Cathy Glass

Book

Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries. Aneta and Filip, the children's parents, are distraught when their c...

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A capitalist in North Korea  by Felix Abt

A capitalist in North Korea

Felix Abt

Book

In 2002, the Swiss power company ABB appointed Felix Abt its country director for North Korea. The Swiss Entrepreneur lived and worked in North Korea for seven years, one of the few foreign businessmen there. After the experience, Abt felt compelled to...

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Into the planet  by Jill Heinerth

Into the planet

Jill Heinerth

Book

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet. More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mou...

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One year drawn  by Pete Bossley

One year drawn

Pete Bossley

Book

As a young architect, Pete Bossley journeyed from New Zealand to the other side of the world on a watershed 12-month voyage that helped to shape his approach to architecture. With 10 ragtag sketchbooks as his companions, he drew the buildings he expe...

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Over the top  by Jonathan Van Ness

Over the top

Jonathan Van Ness

Book

The funny, poignant and inspirational memoir from Queer Eye's loveable connoisseur of hair, and style - Jonathan Van Ness. Jonathan Van Ness has an effect on people. His warmth and wit radiates from every pore of his body. He is best known as the heart...

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American Sherlock  by Evan E. (Evan Everett) Filby

American Sherlock

Evan E. (Evan Everett) Filby

Book

Luke S. May played a significant role in the development of scientific methods of crime investigation. Although basically self-taught in scientific matters, May spent over a half century practicing scientific crime detection and built a solid reputation...

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The accidental tour guide  by Mary Moody

The accidental tour guide

Mary Moody

Book

The Year of Magical Thinking meets Salvation Creek in a powerful memoir of love, loss and discovery, the third act in an extraordinary life. Mary Moody's bestselling memoirs about her adventures in France, Au Revoir and Last Tango in Toulouse, inspir...

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Our women on the ground

Our women on the ground

Book

19 Arab women journalists speak out about what it's like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour International media coverage of the...

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Hollywood godfather  by W. R. Wilkerson

Hollywood godfather

W. R. Wilkerson

Book

The first full biography of Billy Wilkerson, the owner and publisher of the Hollywood reporter and Tinseltown's premier behind-the-scenes power broker during the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

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An adventurous life  by Valerie Taylor

An adventurous life

Valerie Taylor

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At 83 years old, Valerie Taylor has lived a big, bold adventurous life. Born in Australia, Valerie spent a great deal of her childhood in New Zealand. A talented artist, she dropped out of school when she contracted polio and was saved by Sister Eliz...

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Prognosis  by Sarah Vallance

Prognosis

Sarah Vallance

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When Sarah Vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she's walked away unscathed. The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she's led from work to the emergency room. By the end of the week, a neurologist...

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The girls  by Chloe Higgins

The girls

Chloe Higgins

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In 2005, Chloe Higgins was seventeen years old. She and her mother, Rhonda, stayed home so that she could revise for her exams while her two younger sisters Carlie and Lisa went skiing with their father. On the way back from their trip, their car veered...

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Panzer Commander Hermann Balck  by Stephen Robinson

Panzer Commander Hermann Balck

Stephen Robinson

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A history of one of the world's greatest armoured warfare commanders, Hermann Balck (1897 - 1982). During World War II, he commanded panzer troops brilliantly, and we follow his exciting journey through the fields of France, mountains of Greece and steppes...

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