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Blood Mystic

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Blood Mystic

George Gittoes

Art & Architecture; Biography; Biography: general; Memoirs; True war & combat stories

Hardback

The illustrated autobiography of Australian peace warrior and artist George Gittoes. [more]

$44.99

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Rasputin: The Biography

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Rasputin: The Biography

Douglas Smith

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Russian Revolution

Hardback

A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. The... [more]

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Byron's Women

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Byron's Women

Alexander Larman

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: poetry & poets

Hardback

An iconoclastic exploration of the life of Lord Byron, viewed through the prism of the lives of nine women with whom he was... [more]

$39.99

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Nearer the Heart's Desire: Poets of the Rubaiyat: A Dual Biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward Fitzgerald

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Nearer the Heart's Desire: Poets of the Rubaiyat: A Dual Biography of Omar...

Robert D. Richardson

Biography; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: poetry & poets

Hardback

Weaving together the biographies of two poets separated by some eight-hundred years, Robert Richardson brings to life one... [more]

$32.99

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

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Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

Gareth Stedman Jones

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Marxism & Communism

Hardback

Gareth Stedman Jones returns Karl Marx to his nineteenth-century world, before later inventions transformed him into Communism's... [more]

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I am Brian Wilson: The Genius Behind the Beach Boys

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I am Brian Wilson: The Genius Behind the Beach Boys

Brian Wilson

Music; Rock & Pop music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

The long-awaited, candid, poetic memoir by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys - a journey deep into the mind of a musical genius.... [more]

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The Odditorium: The Tricksters, Eccentrics, Deviants and Inventors Whose Obsessions Changed the World

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The Odditorium: The Tricksters, Eccentrics, Deviants and Inventors Whose...

David Bramwell, Jo Keeling

Biography; General & world history; Humour; Gift books

Hardback

THE ODDITORIUM is a playful re-telling of history, told not through the lens of its victors, but through the fascinating stories... [more]

$32.99

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

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Mates: The Friendship That Sustained Henry Lawson

Gregory Bryan

Biography; Biography: literary

Hardback

This well-written book is a dual biography of two prominent Australian poets: Henry Lawson and his best friend Jim Grahame... [more]

$40.00

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Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman: The Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre

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Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman: The Forgotten...

Terry Smyth

Biography: general; History

Paperback

Captain Edward Denny Day – the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' – was Australia's greatest lawman, yet... [more]

$34.99

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Cynthia Nolan: A Biography

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Cynthia Nolan: A Biography

M E McGuire

Biography; Biography: general

Hardback

This biography studies the making of writer Cynthia Nolan, born Violet Cynthia Reed. She was almost 40 when she married the... [more]

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Shakespeare's Bastard: The Life of Sir William Davenant

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Shakespeare's Bastard: The Life of Sir William Davenant

Simon Andrew Stirling

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800; Literary studies: plays & playwrights

Paperback

The extraordinary life of Sir William Davenant, from death to birth, culminating with an answer to the question: was he Shakespeare's... [more]

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A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and Probably Yours

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A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own...

John Allen Paulos

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Mathematics

Paperback

Employing intuitive ideas from mathematics, this quirky  meta-memoir  raises questions about our lives that most... [more]

$29.99

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Menzies: The Shaping of Modern Australia

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Menzies: The Shaping of Modern Australia

John Nethercote

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Politics & government

Hardback

It is impossible to make sense of modern Australia without understanding the achievements of Sir Robert Menzies. Half a century... [more]

$59.95

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A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth

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A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet: My Grandfather's SS Past, My Jewish Family,...

Rita Gabis

Memoirs; History; The Holocaust; Second World War

Hardback

Gabis follows the trail of her grandfather's collaboration with the Nazis--a trail riddled with secrets, slaughter, mystery,... [more]

$35.00  $16.00

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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]

$34.99  $12.00

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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

Paperback

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

$29.99

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Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images

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Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images

Harry L. Katz, Library of Congress

Biography: literary; History; Places & peoples: pictorial works

Hardback

An illustrated tribute to Mark Twain's life and work, featuring rare illustrations, photographs, popular and fine prints,... [more]

$59.99  $20.00

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Good-bye to All That: An Autobiography

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Good-bye to All That: An Autobiography

Robert Graves

Biography; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Paperback

There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. As Blighty,... [more]

$22.99

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Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music

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Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music

Burt Bacharach

Music; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Paperback

Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life. From... [more]

$29.99  $10.00

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

Ben Macintyre

True crime; History; British & Irish history

Hardback

Master storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century's greatest spy story.... [more]

$45.95  $15.00

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American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

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American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath

Carl Rollyson

Biography; Biography: literary; Gender studies: women

Paperback

On the 50th anniversary of her death, a startling new vision of Plath--the first to draw from the recently opened Ted Hughes... [more]

$31.95  $10.00

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Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President

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Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President...

Don Fulsom

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political science & theory; Political leaders & leadership

Paperback

While Richard Nixon left the White House as the nation's most disgraced president, the American people never knew the full... [more]

$32.99  $10.00

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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon

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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into the Uncharted Tributaries of...

Paul Rosolie

Biography: general; Forests, rainforests; Geographical discovery & exploration; Travel & holiday; Travel & holiday guides; Travel writing

Hardback

The explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of the most biodiversity-rich place on the... [more]

$43.95  $16.00

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27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse

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27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix,...

Howard Sounes

Music; Music reviews & criticism; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

Hardback

A history of the 27 Club (music stars who died at 27), examining its six most iconic members. [more]

$45.95  $15.00

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Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

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Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination...

Philip Shenon

Biography: historical, political & military; True crime; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

<b>A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most... [more]

$52.95  $15.00

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