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D-Day  by Giles Milton

D-Day

Giles Milton

Book

"Almost seventy five years have passed since D-Day, the day of the greatest seaborne invasion in history. The outcome of the Second World War hung in the balance on that chill June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern...

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Ladies who punch by Ramin Setoodeh

Ladies who punch

Ramin Setoodeh

eBook

"A page-turning history of The View, one of daytime television's longest running and most lucrative shows, and the soap opera worthy story of the formidable women behind its success When Barbara Walters launched The View in 1997, ABC executives repeatedly...

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Losing Earth by Nathaniel Rich

Losing Earth

Nathaniel Rich

eBook

"By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change--including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, esca...

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The phantom atlas by Edward Brooke-Hitching

The phantom atlas

Edward Brooke-Hitching

eBook

The Phantom Atlas is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be. These marvellous and mysterious phantoms - non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography - were all...

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The end of the beginning by Michael S. Kinch

The end of the beginning

Michael S. Kinch

eBook

"A facsinating history of cancer as we are on the cusp of a breakthrough for a cure. Through Kinch, we witness the incredible accumulation of breakthrough science and its rapid translation into lifesaving technologies that have begun to dramatically ...

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Ladies who punch by Ramin Setoodeh

Ladies who punch

Ramin Setoodeh

eAudiobook

This program is read by the author.Like Fire & Fury, the gossipy real-life soap opera behind a serious show.When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, s...

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Australia  by Ben Pobjie

Australia

Ben Pobjie

Book

When our politicians are too busy playing musical chairs to run the country, our cricketers are doing suspicious things with sandpaper, and a murderous starfish with twenty-one arms roams freely around the Great Barrier Reef it seems about time that we,...

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For King and other countries  by Glyn Harper

For King and other countries

Glyn Harper

Book

"New Zealand's contribution to the First World War was a massive effort for a small country. The figure most often quoted is that from October 1914 through to October 1918, just over 100,000 New Zealanders embarked for military service overseas. But ...

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The pianist of Yarmouk  by Aeham Ahmad

The pianist of Yarmouk

Aeham Ahmad

Book

When his grandparents and father were forced to flee Israel and seek refuge from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ravaging their home, Ahmad's family built a life in Yarmouk, an unofficial camp to more than 160,000 Palestinian refugees in Damascus. Their...

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The cartoon history of the universe. Volumes 1-7  by Larry Gonick

The cartoon history of the universe. Volumes 1-7

Larry Gonick

Book

Presents the cartoon history of the Middle Ages around the globe, including the multicultural Middle East, West Africa and the cross-Saharan trade, Central Asia and the Byzantine Empire, the European Dark Ages, the Crusades, the Mongol conquests the ...

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The briefing  by Sean Spicer

The briefing

Sean Spicer

Book

No job is more of a pressure cooker than being a White House press secretary especially in this White House. For more than two decades, Sean Spicer had been a respected political insider, working as a campaign and communications strategist. But in De...

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Scorched earth

Scorched earth

Book

More than a century after the last shots were fired, Britain's scorched earth policy during the Anglo-Boer War still haunts South Africa. Thousands of women, children and the elderly - white and black - died in concentration camps, and the lives of many...

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The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz  by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz

Jeremy Dronfield

Book

The inspiring true story of a father and son's fight to stay together and to survive the Holocaust. In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Ge...

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The Treaty of Waitangi Companion by Vincent O'Malley

The Treaty of Waitangi Companion

Vincent O'Malley

eBook

The first comprehensive guide to key documents and notable quotations on New Zealand's Treaty of Waitangi, this volume explores the relationship between the Maori and the Pakeha?New Zealanders who are not of Maori descent. Sourced from government pub...

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Chiefs of industry by Hazel Petrie

Chiefs of industry

Hazel Petrie

eBook

"Chiefs of industry explores Maori entrepreneurial activity in the early colonial period. Focusing on coastal shipping and flourmilling, which were spectacularly successful in the 1840s and 1850s, it shows how quickly and effectively Maori adapted to...

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The New Zealand wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict by James Belich

The New Zealand wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict

James Belich

eBook

James Belich's book is a tour de force. In a brilliant new analysis, he demolishes the received wisdom of the course and outcome of the new Zealand Wars ... explains how we came by the version and why it is all wrong, and substitutes his own interpretation....

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The rise and fall of National Women's Hospital by Linda Bryder

The rise and fall of National Women's Hospital

Linda Bryder

eBook

In this major history, Linda Bryder traces the annals of National Women's Hospital over half a century in order to tell a wider story of reproductive health. She uses the varying perspectives of doctors, nurses, midwives, consumer groups, and patients...

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The Auckland University Press anthology of New Zealand literature

The Auckland University Press anthology of New Zealand literature

eBook

This is the first single-volume collection of Aotearoa's major writing, from early exploration and encounter to a globalised, multicultural present. In fiction and non-fiction, letters and speeches, stories and songs, the editors unearth the diverse voices...

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Making sheep country by Robert (Robert L.) Peden

Making sheep country

Robert (Robert L.) Peden

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Ko Tautoro, Te pito o Toku Ao by Hone Sadler

Ko Tautoro, Te pito o Toku Ao

Hone Sadler

eBook

Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand, and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder...

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"Hauhau" by Paul Clark

"Hauhau"

Paul Clark

eBook

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Road to Hell by Elizabeth Stanley

Road to Hell

Elizabeth Stanley

eBook

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Over the mountains of the sea by David Hastings

Over the mountains of the sea

David Hastings

eBook

Drawing upon more than 80 personal diaries and journals of those on board, this resource explores the rich experience and the trials and tribulations of hopeful Anglo-Celtic pilgrims headed to Australia and New Zealand aboard migrant ships in the late...

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Makers of fortune by R. C. J. Stone

Makers of fortune

R. C. J. Stone

eBook

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He Pitopito Korero no te Perehi Maori by Jenifer Curnow

He Pitopito Korero no te Perehi Maori

Jenifer Curnow

eBook

This anthology reproduces full-length news articles, letters, advertisements, and obituaries from 19th-century Maori-language newspapers alongside their English-language translations. An excellent resource for students of the Maori language and cultu...

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Coal, class & community by Len Richardson

Coal, class & community

Len Richardson

eBook

Geographically isolated and long regarded as the quintessential proletarians, industrial bogeymen and revolutionaries, coal miners occupy an important place in the history of industrial radicalism in New Zealand. Looking behind the stereotypes, this ...

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A simple nullity? by David V. (David Vernon) Williams

A simple nullity?

David V. (David Vernon) Williams

eBook

"In 1877, the New Zealand Supreme Court decided a case that centred on the ownership and use of the Whitireia Block, near Porirua. Ngati Toa had given this land to the Anglican Church for a college that was never built. During the subsequent court case,...

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Changing times by Jenny Carlyon

Changing times

Jenny Carlyon

eBook

From the "golden weather" of postwar economic growth, through the globalization, economic challenges, and protest of the 1960s and 1970s, to the free market revolution and new immigrants of the 1980s and 1990s and beyond, this account, the most complete...

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The meeting place by Vincent O'Malley

The meeting place

Vincent O'Malley

eBook

An account focusing on the encounters between the Maori and Pakehaor European settlersand the process of mutual discovery from 1642 to around 1840, this New Zealand history book argues that both groups inhabited a middle ground in which neither could...

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The state in New Zealand, 1840-1984 by Michael Bassett

The state in New Zealand, 1840-1984

Michael Bassett

eBook

In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens...

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Zone of the Marvellous by Martin Edmond

Zone of the Marvellous

Martin Edmond

eBook

Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes?namely Australia and New Zealand?from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Tracing the fiction underlying the fact in the tales of, a...

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A New Zealand book of beasts by Annie Potts

A New Zealand book of beasts

Annie Potts

eBook

"[This] is a groundbreaking examination of the interactions between humans and 'nonhuman animals' - both real and imagined - in New Zealand's arts and literature, popular culture, historiography, media and everyday life. Structured in four parts, [it]...

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Outcasts of the gods? by Hazel Petrie

Outcasts of the gods?

Hazel Petrie

eBook

"Was Māori slavery 'just like' the experience of Africans in the Americas and were British missionaries or colonial administrators responsible for ending the practice? What was the nature of freedom and unfreedom in Māori society and how did that int...

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Ko te Whenua te Utu = Land is the price

Ko te Whenua te Utu = Land is the price

eBook

For more than half a century, Keith Sorrenson? one of New Zealand's leading historians and himself of mixed Maori and Pakeha descent? has dived deeper than anyone into the story of two peoples in New Zealand. In this new book, Sorrenson brings together...

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Vertical living by Julia Gatley

Vertical living

Julia Gatley

eBook

In 1946 a group of students and idealists got together to realise their visions for a modern city. Over the following half century, the Architectural Centre they founded helped to shape the possibilities of modern life in urban New Zealand and profou...

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Settlers by Jock Phillips

Settlers

Jock Phillips

eBook

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Halcyon ghosts by Sam Sampson

Halcyon ghosts

Sam Sampson

eBook

Halcyon Ghosts presents thirteen poems, thirteen shapes of knowing? from the cinematic reel?The Kid', splicing stills of the poet's grandmother and Charlie Chaplin, to the re-verse soundings of?Six Reels of Joy', celebrating the birth of the poet's d...

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New Zealand's London by Felicity Barnes

New Zealand's London

Felicity Barnes

eBook

Antipodean soldiers and writers, meat carcasses and moa, British films and Kiwi tourists: over the last 150 years, all of these people, things and ideas have gone back and forth from New Zealand to London to help define, and redefine, the relationship...

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Entanglements of empire by Tony Ballantyne

Entanglements of empire

Tony Ballantyne

eBook

Entanglements of Empire explores the political, cultural and economic entanglements and irrevocable social transformations that resulted from Maori engagements with Protestant missionaries at the most distant edge of the British empire. The first Pro...

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Compulsory arbitration in New Zealand by James Holt

Compulsory arbitration in New Zealand

James Holt

eBook

This book traces the history of one of New Zealand's most famous laws, the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act of 1894. Holt explains how the law was enacted and how it was transformed by judges over the next forty years into something which had...

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The making of New Zealanders by Ron Palenski

The making of New Zealanders

Ron Palenski

eBook

Examining the development of a sense of national identity in a British colony, this highly authoritative work is a valuable addition to the literature in New Zealand. By looking at the onset of home-grown shipping, railway, and telegraph networks as well...

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Te Iwi Maori by D. Ian (David Ian) Pool

Te Iwi Maori

D. Ian (David Ian) Pool

eBook

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A press achieved by Dennis McEldowney

A press achieved

Dennis McEldowney

eBook

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Hostile shores by B. G. McFadgen

Hostile shores

B. G. McFadgen

eBook

"The Polynesian settlers of New Zealand arrived to a land prone to violent geological disruption by large earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. In Hostile Shores, Bruce McFadgen has written a study of the effects of these catastrophic events on...

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New Zealand and the Vietnam war by Roberto Giorgio Rabel

New Zealand and the Vietnam war

Roberto Giorgio Rabel

eBook

"Starting with the first Indochina War in the 1950s, this historical analysis covers the full story of New Zealand's relations with Vietnam up to the end of the Vietnam War in the 1970s. It explores the diplomatic history of the engagement, which is not...

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At the Margin of Empire by Jennifer Ashton

At the Margin of Empire

Jennifer Ashton

eBook

In telling the story of John Webster's long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses...

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Shelf life by C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

Shelf life

C. K. (Christian Karlson) Stead

eBook

"Every morning for the last thirty years, C.K. Stead has written fiction and poetry. Shelf Life collects the best of his afternoon work: reviews and essays, letters and diaries, lectures and opinion pieces. In this latest collection, a sequel to the ...

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The healthy country by Alistair Woodward

The healthy country

Alistair Woodward

eBook

Did Maori or Europeans live longer in when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 years & mdash;and why did Maori not enjoy the same life....

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Patched by Jarrod Gilbert

Patched

Jarrod Gilbert

eBook

Based on ten years of research among gangs, Patched is the first major history of gang life in New Zealand. Beginning with the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s, Jarrod Gilbert traces teh story through the rise of teh Hells Angels and other motorcycle...

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Rugby by Ron Palenski

Rugby

Ron Palenski

eBook

Rugby is New Zealand's national sport. From the grand tour by the 1888 Natives to the upcoming 2015 World Cup, from games in the North African desert in World War II to matches behind barbed wire during the 1981 Springbok tour, from grassroots club rugby...

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Hello Girls & Boys! by David Veart

Hello Girls & Boys!

David Veart

eBook

Toys are fun-but they are also serious business, as David Veart makes clear in this remarkable story of New Zealanders and their toys from Maori voyagers to 21st-century gamers. Deploying the tools of archaeology and oral history, Veart digs through a...

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A sort of conscience by Philip Temple

A sort of conscience

Philip Temple

eBook

This in-depth portrait of the Wakefield family, who played such a major role in British overseas settlement in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in the 19th century, is written with a novelistic flavor, using personal letters and journals to bring to...

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The New Zealand family from 1840 by D. Ian (David Ian) Pool

The New Zealand family from 1840

D. Ian (David Ian) Pool

eBook

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From Tamaki-Makaurau-Rau to Auckland by Russell Stone

From Tamaki-Makaurau-Rau to Auckland

Russell Stone

eBook

Drawing on oral histories of the indigenous Maori peoples of the area, archaeological evidence, and early missionaries' diaries and histories, this model of local history provides a comprehensive contextual history of the city of Auckland from first ...

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Rampage  by James (James M.) Scott

Rampage

James (James M.) Scott

Book

Before World War II, Manila was a slice of America in Asia, populated with elegant neoclassical buildings, spacious parks, and home to thousands of U.S. servicemen and business executives who enjoyed the relaxed pace of the tropics. The outbreak of the...

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The sea, war and barbed wire  by Philip Algar

The sea, war and barbed wire

Philip Algar

Book

This is the fascinating story of Captain Stanley Algar, an oil tanker master. Captured in the Atlantic, he and his colleagues spent four years behind barbed wire. This book, partly based on his diaries, hidden from the Germans, tells how the prisoner...

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Loose units by Paul F. Verhoeven

Loose units

Paul F. Verhoeven

eAudiobook

Paul Verhoeven's father, John, is a cop. Well, an ex-cop. Long since retired, John spent years embroiled in some of the seediest, scariest intrigue and escapades imaginable. Paul, however, is something of an artsy, sensitive soul who can't understand...

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Great Australian bush funeral stories by Bill Marsh

Great Australian bush funeral stories

Bill Marsh

eAudiobook

Death doesn't mean the end of memorable stories from the bush. In fact, often it's just the beginning. We're nearing the end of the service and so I step closer in to do the last 'ashes to ashes and dust to dust' bit. Just as I get to the edge of the...

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The life and times of a very British man by Kamal Ahmed

The life and times of a very British man

Kamal Ahmed

eAudiobook

In April 1968, Conservative MP Enoch Powell delivered a speech that was to frame the debate about immigration in the UK for the next 50 years. 'We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to allow the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents,' he said....

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The land before avocado by Richard Glover

The land before avocado

Richard Glover

eAudiobook

There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place...

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Australian heist by James Phelps

Australian heist

James Phelps

eAudiobook

Colorado, USA, 1903 'Boys,' he said, 'you might have heard a thing or two about me over the years?' His sons nodded. 'Well, it's true,' he said. 'All of it. And then there is more. Some of it, well, you might struggle to believe. But you have to. It's...

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The dogs that made Australia by Guy Hull

The dogs that made Australia

Guy Hull

eAudiobook

The Dogs That Made Australia pays tribute to the dogs that gave their all for our prosperity: the fearless hounds that saved fledgling colonies from famine; the courageous heelers and tireless collies that powered the rise of beef and wool; the tough...

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The life and times of Cleopatra, queen of Egypt by Arthur E. P. Brome (Arthur Edward Pearse Brome) Weigall

The life and times of Cleopatra, queen of Egypt

Arthur E. P. Brome (Arthur Edward Pearse...

eBook

In the following pages it will be observed that, in order not to distract the reader, I have refrained from adding large numbers of notes, references, and discussions, such as are customary in works of this kind. I am aware that by telling a straight...

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Dublin by Neil Cotter

Dublin

Neil Cotter

eBook

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Rival queens by Kate Williams

Rival queens

Kate Williams

eBook

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The hurlers by Paul Rouse

The hurlers

Paul Rouse

eBook

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Coders by Clive Thompson

Coders

Clive Thompson

eBook

You use software nearly every instant you're awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live...

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Hangdog days by Jeff Smoot

Hangdog days

Jeff Smoot

eBook

Fast-paced history-cum-memoir about rock climbing in the wild-and-wooly '80s Highlights ground-breaking achievements from the era Hangdog Days vividly chronicles the era when rock climbing exploded in popularity, attracting a new generation of talent...

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Wednesday v United by Richard Crooks

Wednesday v United

Richard Crooks

eBook

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AFC Bournemouth by Neil Meldrum

AFC Bournemouth

Neil Meldrum

eBook

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Never remember by Masha Gessen

Never remember

Masha Gessen

eAudiobook

The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century after the end of Stalinist terror, the geography of the Gulag has been barely sketched and the number of...

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Last days of the Concorde by Samme Chittum

Last days of the Concorde

Samme Chittum

eAudiobook

Last Days of the Concorde offers a fascinating insider's look at the dramatic disaster, the hunt for clues, and the systemic overhauls that followed the crash.

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Practical equality by Robert L. Tsai

Practical equality

Robert L. Tsai

eAudiobook

A path-breaking account of how Americans have used innovative legal measures to overcome injustice--and an indispensable guide to pursuing equality in our time.

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They said it couldn't be done by Wayne R. Coffey

They said it couldn't be done

Wayne R. Coffey

eAudiobook

"A masterpiece."--GARY COHEN, Emmy Award-winning Mets broadcaster for SportsNet New York. The astonishing story of the 1969 Miracle Mets, the most improbable World Series champions in baseball history, from Wayne Coffey, the best-selling author of The...

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Untitled by Anna Pasternak

Untitled

Anna Pasternak

eAudiobook

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The first conspiracy  by Brad Meltzer

The first conspiracy

Brad Meltzer

Book

In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revol...

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New Zealand's Great War

New Zealand's Great War

eBook

This book is a collection of essays arising out of the 'Zealandia's Great War' conference organised by the New Zealand Military History Committee in November 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished military historians from New Zealand and around the world,...

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The Nek by Peter Burness

The Nek

Peter Burness

eBook

One of the greatest tragedies in Australian military history occurred at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915, when hundreds of Australian light horsemen were repeatedly ordered to charge the massed rifles and machine-guns of the Turkish enemy. It was a hopele...

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The Nek by Peter Burness

The Nek

Peter Burness

eBook

One of the greatest tragedies in Australian military history occurred at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915, when hundreds of Australian light horsemen were repeatedly ordered to charge the massed rifles and machine-guns of the Turkish enemy. It was a hopele...

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Littel boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Littel boy

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

eBook

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A German officer in occupied Paris by Ernst Jünger

A German officer in occupied Paris

Ernst Jünger

eBook

"Over an amazing 80-year career as a writer, Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) fought in WWI, became a leading writer of "soldierly nationalism" in the 1920s, and produced possibly the only anti-Nazi novel during the Third Reich, On the Marble Cliffs. Jünger's...

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What blest genius? by Andrew McConnell Stott

What blest genius?

Andrew McConnell Stott

eBook

"In September 1769, three thousand people descended on Stratford-Upon-Avon to celebrate the artistic legacy of the town's most famous son, William Shakespeare. Attendees included the rich and powerful, the fashionable and the curious, eligible ladies...

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The graphic canon. Volume 1

The graphic canon. Volume 1

eBook

Contemporary artists and illustrators reimagine great works of literature from around the world.

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The graphic canon. Volume 2

The graphic canon. Volume 2

eBook

"The world's great literature as comics and visuals"--Cover.

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Stroke by Ricky Monahan. Brown

Stroke

Ricky Monahan. Brown

eBook

The day after losing his job in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Ricky suffers a catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke. Fortunately, his girlfriend Beth is nearby. A few minutes later, the unconscious Ricky is wheeled into Brooklyn's Methodist ...

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Stony the road by Henry Louis Gates

Stony the road

Henry Louis Gates

eBook

"A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain...

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The indifferent stars above by Daniel James Brown

The indifferent stars above

Daniel James Brown

eAudiobook

In April 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of emigrants led by George Donner, they reached the...

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