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Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire

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Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire

John Man

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Middle Eastern history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Crusades; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - History

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Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age. As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian... [more]

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General Thinker

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General Thinker

Remo Giuffre

Autobiography: general; Business & Economics

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Serial founder Remo Giuffre (REMO General Store, General Thinking and TEDxSydney) has taken his skills as a merchant and communicator... [more]

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Dante in Love

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Dante in Love

A N Wilson, Wilson, Geoff;

Biography; Biography: literary; Poetry by individual poets; Literary studies: general

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Originally published in 2011 by Atlantic Books ..., Great Britain --T.p. verso. [more]

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Life in His Hands: The True Story of a Neurosurgeon and a Pianist

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Life in His Hands: The True Story of a Neurosurgeon and a Pianist

Susan Wyndham

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Surgical techniques; Neurosurgery; Popular medicine & health

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Charlie Teo is one of Australia's most celebrated neurosurgeons. His pioneering 'keyhole' techniques have earned him praise... [more]

$24.99

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Napoleon: My Ambition Was Great

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Napoleon: My Ambition Was Great

Thierry Lentz

History of Art & Design Styles; Biography: historical, political & military; History; General & world history

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Translation of: Napoleon: mon ambition etait grande. [more]

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Charlie Chaplin

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Charlie Chaplin

Peter Ackroyd

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Performing Arts

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He was the very first icon of the silver screen, and is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, even a hundred years... [more]

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Rising from the Shadows

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Rising from the Shadows

Saeed Fassaie

Biography

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Saeed gives a compelling account of his life through revolution and war, love, camaraderie, immigration, the hardships and... [more]

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Emergency

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Emergency

Simon Judkins

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Medical profession

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Every day across Australia, specialist emergency physicians do extraordinary things under immense pressure. The stakes are... [more]

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After Perfect: A Daughter's Memoir

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After Perfect: A Daughter's Memoir

Christina McDowell

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with personal problems; Intergenerational relationships; Advocate - Biography

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The other side of The Wolf of Wall Street story, by a daughter whose father destroyed his family. Christina McDowell's unflinching... [more]

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My Life in Ruins

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My Life in Ruins

Adam Ford

Biography; Memoirs; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Part memoir, part potted history of civilisation, My Life in Ruins is the account of a life lived in uncovering the past.... [more]

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After the Blast: An Australian Officer in Iraq and Afghanistan

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After the Blast: An Australian Officer in Iraq and Afghanistan

Garth Callender

Biography; Memoirs; Afghan War; Iraq War; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A very Australian story of heroism and healing. In 2004 Garth Callender, a junior cavalry officer, was deployed to Iraq. He... [more]

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Here Comes the Sun

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Here Comes the Sun

Jeremy Oxley, Mary Oxley-Griffiths

Biography; Memoirs; Coping with illness

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An inspirational and heart-wrenching memoir of fame, schizophrenia, struggle and love by Sunnyboys frontman Jeremy Oxley and... [more]

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Letters to My Grandchildren

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Letters to My Grandchildren

David Suzuki

Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Advocate - Science

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In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from... [more]

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Not Your Usual Bushrangers

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Not Your Usual Bushrangers

Peter Macinnis

True stories: discovery, historical & scientific; History; Advocate - History

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Take a journey with one of Australia's most accessible history and science writers into an early Australia that extends beyond... [more]

$34.95

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Wellington: A Journey Through My Family

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Wellington: A Journey Through My Family

Jane Wellesley

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; British & Irish history

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A highly personal, anecdotal family memoir of the Wellington legacy reissued in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle... [more]

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Vera: My Story

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Vera: My Story

Vera Wasowski

Biography; Autobiography: general; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Australian Biography

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A story of courage, unconventionality and lust for life. Vera Wasowski was just seven years old when German soldiers marched... [more]

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The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia

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The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted...

Bryan Denson

True stories; History; Espionage & secret services

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The riveting, true story of the father-and-son co-conspirators who sold U.S. national secrets to Russia. Jim Nicholson was... [more]

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Saving Safa: Rescuing a Little Girl from FGM

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Saving Safa: Rescuing a Little Girl from FGM

Waris Dirie

Biography; Memoirs; Ethical issues & debates; Gender studies: women

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From the bestselling author of Desert Flower: the true story of saving a young girl from FGM. [more]

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Princes at War: The British Royal Family's Private Battle in the Second World War

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Princes at War: The British Royal Family's Private Battle in the Second...

Deborah Cadbury

Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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King George V predicted that his eldest son, Edward VIII, would destroy himself within a year of succeeding to the throne.... [more]

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Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of an Irish Whore

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Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of an Irish Whore

Julie Peakman

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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The extraordinary life of the Georgian era's most famous whore. [more]

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Gittins: A Life Among Budgets, Bulldust and Bastardry

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Gittins: A Life Among Budgets, Bulldust and Bastardry

Ross Gittins

Biography; Economic history

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The honest, robust and intelligent recollections of one of Australia's pre-eminent economic journalists - as insightful and... [more]

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Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man

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Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man

Abdi Aden, Robert Hillman

Biography; Autobiography: general; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Refugees & political asylum; Migration, immigration & emigration

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A remarkably warm-hearted, uplifting and inspiring story of one boy's survival against the odds. Abdi's world fell apart when... [more]

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Maverick Mountaineer: George Ingle Finch

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Maverick Mountaineer: George Ingle Finch

Robert Wainwright

Biography; Biography: general; Climbing & mountaineering

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The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father... [more]

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Joh for PM: The Inside Story of an Extraordinary Political Drama

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Joh for PM: The Inside Story of an Extraordinary Political Drama

Paul Davey

Biography; History; Australasian & Pacific history; International relations

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In 1987, the premier of Queensland, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, launched an audacious bid to enter federal politics. But what really... [more]

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Hard Choices: A Memoir

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Hard Choices: A Memoir

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Biography; Autobiography: general

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices and challenges she faced during her four years as America's... [more]

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