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Desert Anzacs by Neil Dearberg

Desert Anzacs

Neil Dearberg

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For 100 years, the astounding story of Anzac horsemen, cameleers, aviators, rough riders, medics, vets, light and armoured cars hasn't been told. Until now. Championed by Australia's Lieutenant General Sir Harry Chauvel they overcame early feeble British...

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Legacy by Gordon Tietjens

Legacy

Gordon Tietjens

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"'Gordon 'Titch' Tietjens, pioneer of the global sevens game, is one of New Zealand's greatest ever rugby coaches. His many accolades - including 12 IRB World Series, two IRB Rugby World Cups and four Commonwealth Games gold medals - easily place him...

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Down the dirt roads by Rachael Treasure

Down the dirt roads

Rachael Treasure

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"'For me, being in a paddock means anything is possible ...' Country girl and bestselling novelist Rachael Treasure had worked hard to build a long-dreamed-of lifestyle on her own patch of dirt in Tasmania's rugged and beautiful wilderness. But through...

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Going south by Colin Hogg

Going south

Colin Hogg

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"Author Colin Hogg returns to his native soil, the south of the South Island, on a sentimental journey of rediscovery - with a difference. Accompanying him is one of his oldest friends, a fellow Southlander, and now terminally ill fellow journalist. They...

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The high road by Colin Hogg

The high road

Colin Hogg

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"Unsettled by the stiff old rules at home and the unfair realities concerning his natural medicine of choice, writer Colin Hogg and his faithful sidekick Bruce hit the high road in America on an exploration of a wild new world, where cannabis is free...

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Escape artist by Peter Monteath

Escape artist

Peter Monteath

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"The never-before-told story of World War II escape artist extraordinaire, Johnny Peck. In August 1941, an eighteen-year-old Australian soldier made his first prison break - an audacious night-time escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp in Crete. Astoundingly,...

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Wildboy by Brando Yelavich

Wildboy

Brando Yelavich

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"To the Edge and Back is an exhilarating, nail-biting account of the Brando’s solo exploration of the Deep South. An adventure tale of grit and determination, practical survival guide and inspirational story about chasing your dreams, it’s the perfect...

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Daughter of Gloriavale by Lilia Tarawa

Daughter of Gloriavale

Lilia Tarawa

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"One young woman's true story of growing up in Gloriavale Christian Community, the repressive cult led by her grandfather, the charismatic and controlling Hopeful Christian [né Neville Cooper]. In this personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking...

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Darkest hour by Anthony McCarten

Darkest hour

Anthony McCarten

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"May, 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days after becoming prime minister, Winston Churchill...

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The great Halifax explosion by John U. Bacon

The great Halifax explosion

John U. Bacon

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"After steaming out of New York City on December 1, 1917, laden with a staggering three thousand tons of TNT and other explosives, the munitions ship Mont-Blanc fought its way up the Atlantic coast, through waters prowled by enemy U-boats. As it approached...

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The women who shaped politics by Sophy Ridge

The women who shaped politics

Sophy Ridge

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Sophy Ridge, who spends every day in Westminster as political correspondent for Sky News, has uncovered the extraordinary stories of the women who have shaped British politics, providing gripping insight into historical and contemporary stories which...

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Hidden nature by Alys Fowler

Hidden nature

Alys Fowler

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Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, award-winning writer Alys Fowler set out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart. Her book is about noticing the...

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Sound by Bella Bathurst

Sound

Bella Bathurst

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In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf. Within a few months, she had lost half her hearing, and the rest was slipping away. She wasn't just missing punchlines, she was missing most of the conversation - and all of the jokes. For the next twelve years...

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The Bettencourt affair by Thomas (Thomas Alexander) Sancton

The Bettencourt affair

Thomas (Thomas Alexander) Sancton

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"Was the world's wealthiest woman--Liliane Bettencourt--heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oreal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind...

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The power of moments by Chip Heath

The power of moments

Chip Heath

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"While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. The authors explore ways to...

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The Vanity Fair diaries by Tina Brown

The Vanity Fair diaries

Tina Brown

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"Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood.The...

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The saboteur by Paul Kix

The saboteur

Paul Kix

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"A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned...

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Promise me, Dad by Joseph R. Biden

Promise me, Dad

Joseph R. Biden

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""Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Joe Biden gave him his word. Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, which would be the most momentous and challenging...

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Hidden figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden figures

Margot Lee Shetterly

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"Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as "Human Computers," calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented...

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Bobby Kennedy by Christopher Matthews

Bobby Kennedy

Christopher Matthews

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"Bobby Kennedy was a personal hero to a multitude of Americans. As the train carrying his body headed to Washington, whites and blacks alike stood along the tracks, saluting him. They loved him as a fellow patriot who believed a great country could also...

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Marita by Marita Lorenz

Marita

Marita Lorenz

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"Few people can say they've seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita Lorenz is one of them. Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a...

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Snooze by Michael McGirr

Snooze

Michael McGirr

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In Snooze, McGirr delves into the mysterious world of sleep: its many benefits, its stubborn elusiveness and what our brains get up to while we're in bed. He takes readers on a tour through the odd sleep patterns of some of history's greatest figures,...

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Uniquely human by George Hillier

Uniquely human

George Hillier

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"Hillier shares experiences that influenced his life using short stories, poetry, and characterizations to give glimpses into the wide spectrum of human emotions that we all share"--

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Tom Jones by Gwen Russell

Tom Jones

Gwen Russell

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The owner of one of the most recognizable faces - not to mention voices - in the entertainment business, Sir Tom Jones is the definition of a national treasure. It has been over fifty years since Jones's breakthrough single 'It's Not Unusual' reached...

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A book of untruths by Miranda Doyle

A book of untruths

Miranda Doyle

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'A book of untruths' is a family story told through a series of lies. Each short chapter features one of these lies, and each lie builds to form a picture of a life - Miranda Doyle's life, as she struggles to understand her complicated family and her...

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Horses, heifers and hairy pigs by Julian Norton

Horses, heifers and hairy pigs

Julian Norton

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The star of a television programme about his life as a Yorkshire vet, Julian Norton works at the relocated practice in Thirsk, made famous by James Herriot in his 'All creatures great and small' books. From his childhood love of animals, through his training...

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Koh-i-Noor by William Dalrymple

Koh-i-Noor

William Dalrymple

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On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old maharaja of Punjab was compelled to hand over great riches to the British, including perhaps the single most valuable object on the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond, the Mountain of Light. The history...

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Morningstar by Ann Hood

Morningstar

Ann Hood

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"Growing up in a Rhode Island mill town in a household that didn't foster a love of literature, Ann Hood discovered nontheless that transformative power of books. In Morningstar, Hood recollects how The Bell Jar, Marjorie Morningstar, The Harrad Experiment,...

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One man and a mule by Hugh Thomson

One man and a mule

Hugh Thomson

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In the Middle Ages, mules were used to transport goods across Britain. Now Hugh Thomson has revived that ancient tradition. Taking his cue from Robert Louis Stevenson's 19th-century bestseller Travels With a Donkey, Hugh leads his trusty mule Jethro across...

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Never caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Never caught

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

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"The story of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom"--

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Black to blue by Jamie (Police officer) author. Rooney

Black to blue

Jamie (Police officer) author. Roon...

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"A police officer currently serving as the Resource and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer in York, Maine, candidly relates her story of her childhood poverty, abuse, and dysfunctional families that motivated her to make something positive...

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Paul Hollywood by A. S. Dagnell

Paul Hollywood

A. S. Dagnell

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Paul Hollywood is the man of the moment in British baking. His luxurious dough recipes have been single-handedly responsible for the mass ignition of ovens across the UK since the advent of 'The Great British Bake Off'. Admired for his straight-talking...

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Arthur by Mikael Lindnord

Arthur

Mikael Lindnord

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When you are racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy...

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When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi

When breath becomes air

Paul Kalanithi

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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. This is the...

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Four mums in a boat by Janette Benaddi

Four mums in a boat

Janette Benaddi

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The incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way, proving it's never too late to go on a life-changing adventure, experience the beauty and power of the...

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A crime in the family by Sacha Batthyány

A crime in the family

Sacha Batthyány

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A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War.

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An American family by Khizr Khan

An American family

Khizr Khan

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Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. When he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions....

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Fifty years of 60 minutes by Jeffrey Fager

Fifty years of 60 minutes

Jeffrey Fager

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The executive producer of 60 Minutes tells the inside story of the legendary program, from its almost accidental birth through five decades of in-depth reporting by talented producers and beloved correspondents, including Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace,...

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It's all relative by A. J. Jacobs

It's all relative

A. J. Jacobs

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Traces the author's three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

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Wild things by Bruce Handy

Wild things

Bruce Handy

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Bruce Handy revisits the classics of every American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most creative authors and illustrators...

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My time with God by Joyce Meyer

My time with God

Joyce Meyer

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Over the course of three years, Joyce Meyer recorded in her journal the personal devotions and inspirations that guided her busy life. This book is a collection of those writings, a 365-day devotional that shares powerful insight into Joyce's spiritual...

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You can't spell America without me by Alec Baldwin

You can't spell America without me

Alec Baldwin

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A satirical memoir written in the style of Donald Trump shares lampooning insights into the forty-fifth president's election, disdain for the press, backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers, and world-changing decisions.

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The way it was by Eliot Weisman

The way it was

Eliot Weisman

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"In the bestselling tradition of Henry Bushkin's Johnny Carson comes THE WAY IT WAS: My Life with Frank Sinatra, a candid and eye-opening inside look at the final decades of Sinatra's life, told by his long-time manager and friend, Eliot Weisman. Eliot...

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Hank & Jim by Scott Eyman

Hank & Jim

Scott Eyman

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"Henry Fonda and James Stewart were two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for forty years. They became friends and then roommates as stage actors in New York, and when they began making films in Hollywood, they roomed together again. Between them they...

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Is there life outside the box? by Peter Davison

Is there life outside the box?

Peter Davison

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Peter Davison became a national treasure for having his arm up a cow in his role as Tristan Farnon in 'All Creatures Great And Small'. Then in 1981 he secured his place in science fiction history by becoming the fifth Doctor Who. The 'Time Lord' connection...

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Solitude by Michael Harris

Solitude

Michael Harris

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Solitude is a rapidly vanishing experience. Our society now embraces sharing like never before: time alone is being forced out of our lives by the constant pings of smartphones and prods of social media. But what if being alone still has something to...

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Swell by Jenny Landreth

Swell

Jenny Landreth

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These days, swimming may seem like the most egalitarian of pastimes, but this wasn't always the case. Even into the twentieth century, women could be arrested and fined if they dared to dive into a lake. It wasn't until the 1930s that they were finally,...

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Odd girl out by Laura E. James

Odd girl out

Laura E. James

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From childhood, Laura James knew she was different, struggling to cope in a world that often made no sense. It wasn't until she reached her forties that she found out why. She learned, quite by chance, that she was one of the 700,000 people in the UK...

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Code girls by Liza Mundy

Code girls

Liza Mundy

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Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous...

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Lou Reed by Anthony DeCurtis

Lou Reed

Anthony DeCurtis

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"The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou Reed As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and...

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Blue ocean shift by W. Chan Kim

Blue ocean shift

W. Chan Kim

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Drawing on more than a decade of new work, the authors demonstrate how to move beyond competing, inspire confidence, and seize new growth, discussing how to take an organization into an uncontested market space.

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Aging well with diabetes

Aging well with diabetes

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Diabetes is epidemic in the United States, especially for those over 50. Even if you're already being diligent about your health, a diagnosis can feel like an overwhelming burden. Now the editors of Bottom Line Inc. present the first book for mature men...

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Cork dork by Bianca Bosker

Cork dork

Bianca Bosker

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With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories,...

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Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for people in a hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. Now Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with...

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Make your bed by William H. (William Harry) McRaven

Make your bed

William H. (William Harry) McRaven

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In 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven gave a commencement speech at the University of Texas, Austin, and shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges throughout his life. The speech went viral. This...

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Caught in the revolution by Helen Rappaport

Caught in the revolution

Helen Rappaport

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'Caught in the Revolution' is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik...

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Catching breath by Kathryn Lougheed

Catching breath

Kathryn Lougheed

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'Catching Breath' - the story of one of the world's oldest diseases - looks at the hidden biology behind the interaction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with its human host and shows how drug resistance, the HIV epidemic, poverty and inequality work together...

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The owl at the window by Carl Gorham

The owl at the window

Carl Gorham

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Part love story, part widower's diary, part tales of single parenting, this book tells of Carl Gorham's wife's cancer, her premature death and his attempts to rebuild his life afterwards with his six-year old daughter.

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The things you can see only when you slow down by author Hyemin

The things you can see only when you slow down

author Hyemin

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"A renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life by offering guideposts to well-being and happiness in eight areas."...

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Dear world by Bana Al Abed

Dear world

Bana Al Abed

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When seven-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children. Bana's happy childhood was abruptly...

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The fact of a body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

The fact of a body

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted...

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The bright hour by Nina Riggs

The bright hour

Nina Riggs

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Riggs provides a memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' after her terminal cancer diagnosis.

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Poetry will save your life by Jill Bialosky

Poetry will save your life

Jill Bialosky

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An unconventional and inventive coming-of-age memoir organized around forty-three remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and Sylvia Plath, from a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet....

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The comfort food diaries by Emily Nunn

The comfort food diaries

Emily Nunn

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One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother's sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security. After...

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What happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What happened

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of...

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My good life in France by Janine Marsh

My good life in France

Janine Marsh

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Janine Marsh takes a day trip to France to pick up some cheap wine. A few hours later, she returns to England, having put in an offer on a rickety old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas-de-Calais. Giving up her job in London, she moves to France...

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Reading allowed by Chris Paling

Reading allowed

Chris Paling

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When novelist Chris Paling went for a job at his local library, he anticipated a quiet life - but soon discovered that the reality was somewhat different. He found that at times the library is an extension of A&E, while at other times it's a hostel for...

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Shepherd of another flock by David Wilbourne

Shepherd of another flock

David Wilbourne

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As the newly appointed vicar of Helmsley, David is looking forward to working in this picturesque market town in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Admittedly, the vicarage - which dates back to the twelfth century - is extremely cold and damp. And...

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Diana by Andrew Morton

Diana

Andrew Morton

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Twenty-five years after Diana: Her True Story was published, biographer Andrew Morton has revisited the secret tapes he made with the late princess to reveal startling new insights into her life and mind. This fully revised edition of his groundbreaking...

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Unshakeable trust by Joyce Meyer

Unshakeable trust

Joyce Meyer

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Joyce Meyer explores a life lived in complete and total dependence on God. With each new chapter, Joyce unveils a sovereign and trustworthy God who longs to be in a relationship with his people, and inspires listeners to tear down the walls of self-r...

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Miss D & me by Kathryn Sermak

Miss D & me

Kathryn Sermak

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The legendary actress's personal assistant recounts their time together, discussing the renaissance of Davis's career in her later years and the public betrayal that nearly killed her.

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Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8

Jeffrey Kluger

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In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had...

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Strays by Britt Collins

Strays

Britt Collins

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Homeless, alcoholic, and depressed, Michael King lives in a UPS loading bay on the wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon. One rainy night, he stumbles upon a hurt, starving, scruffy cat and takes her in. Nursing her back to health, he names her...

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