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Reckoning: A Memoir

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Reckoning: A Memoir

Szubanski Magda

Biography; Memoirs; Advocate - Australian Biography

Paperback

If you had met my father you would never, not for an instant, have thought he was an assassin. [more]

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Finding a Way

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Finding a Way

Graeme Innes

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with disability

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I learned from my family that most things could be achieved - the challenge was finding a way. Blind from birth, Graeme Innes... [more]

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My Brilliant Career: Malcolm Turnbull: A Political Life, in Cartoons

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My Brilliant Career: Malcolm Turnbull: A Political Life, in Cartoons

Russ Radcliffe

Biography: historical, political & military; Fiction & Literature; Political leaders & leadership; Cartoons & comic strips

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My Brilliant Career is an unauthorised, unbalanced, and unlikely political biography of Malcolm Turnbull - presently Prime... [more]

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Freeing Peter

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Freeing Peter

Juris Greste, Lois Greste

Biography; Ethical issues: censorship

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<strong>ABBEY'S CHOICE SEPTEMBER 2016</strong> ----- Freeing Peter tells the extraordinary true story of how an ordinary Australian... [more]

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Swifty: A Life of Yvonne Swift

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Swifty: A Life of Yvonne Swift

Edmund Campion

Biography; Biography: religious & spiritual; Advocate - Australian Biography

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The extraordinary story of how a devoted nun became an equally devoted campaigner for justice. [more]

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Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime

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Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime

National Library of Australia

Biography; True crime

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From the notorious Louisa Collins in 1880s NSW, who murdered two husbands with rat poison, to a blazing shoot-out featuring... [more]

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Breathing Under Water

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Breathing Under Water

Sophie Hardcastle

Memoirs; Prose: non-fiction; Fiction & Literature

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An evocative and emotionally powerful debut novel of life, death and learning to breathe in between. Sophie is an emerging... [more]

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Not Just for This Life: Gough Whitlam Remembered

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Not Just for This Life: Gough Whitlam Remembered

Wendy Guest, Gary Gray

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Not Just For This Life is a salute and tribute to Gough Whitlam, commemorating what would have been his 100th birthday. Upon... [more]

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Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

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Kick: The True Story of Kick Kennedy, JFK's Forgotten Sister and the Heir...

Paula Byrne

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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The remarkable life of the vivacious, clever - and forgotten - Kennedy sister, who charmed the English aristocracy and was... [more]

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Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing

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Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing

Ashleigh Wilson

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook... [more]

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The Girl Who Beat Isis: My Story

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The Girl Who Beat Isis: My Story

Farida Khalaf, Andrea C. Hoffmann

Biography; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; Religion & politics; Islam

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In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly... [more]

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

John Guy

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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In 1583 Elizabeth is fifty years old, past childbearing, but her greatest challenges are still to come: the Spanish Armada;... [more]

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The Shock of Recognition: The Books and Music That Have Inspired Me

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The Shock of Recognition: The Books and Music That Have Inspired Me

Barry Jones

Music reviews & criticism; Biography; Memoirs; Literary companions

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With all his generosity, Barry Jones shares his love of the great literature and music of the world. [more]

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Comrade Ambassador: Whitlam's Beijing Envoy

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Comrade Ambassador: Whitlam's Beijing Envoy

Stephen Fitzgerald

Memoirs; History; Diplomacy

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Modern Australia was in part defined by its early embrace of China. A turning from the White Australia Policy of the 1950s... [more]

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Machine Rules: A Political Primer

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Machine Rules: A Political Primer

Stephen Loosley

Memoirs; History; Politics & government

Paperback

Does a powerbroker like Stephen Loosley ever leave the political world? In his tell-all memoir he writes about defending the... [more]

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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor

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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor

Elizabeth Norton

Biography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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The riveting story of the sex scandal that threatened the life of the young Elizabeth Tudor, and whose outcome was pivotal... [more]

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Rome's Last Citizen: Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

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Rome's Last Citizen: Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Paperback

Cato grappled with home-grown terrorists, a public and private debt crisis, a yawning gap between rich and poor, and a fractious... [more]

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The Brontes in Brussells: Down the Belliard Steps

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The Brontes in Brussells: Down the Belliard Steps

Helen MacEwan

Biography: literary

Paperback

A fascinating and thorough account of Charlotte and Emily Bront&euml;'s formative stay in Brussels during 1842-43 [more]

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Edison and the Rise of Innovation

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Edison and the Rise of Innovation

Leonard DeGraaf

Biography: business & industry; Management & management techniques; Mathematics & Sciences

Hardback

This book presents in intimate detail the man who helped engineer the modern world. One of history's most prolific inventors... [more]

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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

David Von Drehle

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; American Civil War; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

Von Drehle has chosen a critical year ('the most eventful year in American history' and the year Lincoln rose to greatness),... [more]

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E. M. Forster: A New Life

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E. M. Forster: A New Life

Wendy Moffat

Biography; Biography: literary

Hardback

One of the great mysteries in the life of E M Forster (1879-1970) is why, after the publication of A Passage to India in... [more]

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Chagrin D'ecole

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Chagrin D'ecole

Daniel Pennac

Autobiography: literary; Languages & ESL

Paperback

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The Battle of Long Tan: Australia's Most Significant Battle of the Vietnam War

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The Battle of Long Tan: Australia's Most Significant Battle of the Vietnam...

David W. Cameron

True war & combat stories; History; Advocate - History

Paperback

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, a rubber plantation near Long Tan, in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, became the stage... [more]

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Mannix

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Mannix

Brenda Niall

Biography; Biography: general

Paperback

Mannix is not only an astonishing new look at a remarkable life, but a fascinating depiction of Melbourne in the first half... [more]

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Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler: The Confession

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Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler: The Confession

Peter Butt

Biography; True crime

Paperback

<div> The Bogle-Chandler mystery is recognised as one of the most baffling cold cases in the annals of crime. </div> <div> ... [more]

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