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The Spy Who Loved Castro: How I Was Recruited by the CIA to Kill Fidel Castro

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The Spy Who Loved Castro: How I Was Recruited by the CIA to Kill Fidel Castro...

Marita Lorenz

Memoirs; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Espionage & secret services

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Born in Germany at the outbreak of WWII, Marita Lorenz was incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp as a child. In 1959,... [more]

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Talking as Fast as I Can

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Talking as Fast as I Can

Lauren Graham

Film, TV & Radio; Memoirs; Advocate - Performing Arts

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In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love,... [more]

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To Hell and Back: A Policewoman's Story'

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To Hell and Back: A Policewoman's Story'

Carolyn Pethick

Biography; Memoirs; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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To Hell and Back is a memoir detailing one policewoman's trials and tribulations working within the ranks of the Victorian... [more]

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Caroline Simpson: A Woman of Very Firm Purpose: A Memoir

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Caroline Simpson: A Woman of Very Firm Purpose: A Memoir

Louise Dobson, Michael Collins

Biography

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<p>By all accounts, Caroline Simpson was an extraordinary woman.<br /><br... [more]

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The Brilliant Outsider

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The Brilliant Outsider

Robert Wainwright

Biography; Biography: general; First World War; Second World War; Inventions & inventors; Climbing & mountaineering

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George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most... [more]

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Constantine: Pocket Giants

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Constantine: Pocket Giants

Werner de Saeger

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Why is Constantine a giant? Because he gave Christians freedom of religion. Yet also because he radically and thoroughly changed... [more]

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George & Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage

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George & Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage

Flora Fraser

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

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George and Martha Washington, of Mount Vernon, Virginia, were America's original first couple. From the 1750s, when young... [more]

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Beethoven's Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of Classical Music and Beyond

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Beethoven's Skull: Dark, Strange, and Fascinating Tales from the World of...

Tim Rayborn

Music; Western "classical" music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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Beethoven's Skull is an unusual and often humorous survey of the many strange happenings in the history of Western classical... [more]

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Eye of the Beholder

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Eye of the Beholder

Laura J. Snyder

History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800; Small-scale, secular & domestic scenes in art; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Fiction & Literature; Advocate - Historical Fiction

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The remarkable story of how a painter and a scientist in 17th-century Holland transformed the way we see the world. [more]

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Sex Pistols: Poison in the Machine

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Sex Pistols: Poison in the Machine

John Scanlan

Music; Rock & Pop music; Punk, New Wave & Indie; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Biography: arts & entertainment

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John Scanlan considers the Sex Pistols as the first successful art project of their manager, Malcolm McLaren, a vision born... [more]

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Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood

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Sex, Drugs and Asperger's Syndrome (ASD): A User Guide to Adulthood

Luke Jackson

Autobiography: general; Health & Self-Help; Coping with disability

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Luke Jackson serves up a sparkling guide to young adulthood on the autism spectrum in this sequel to his best-selling Freaks,... [more]

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Ayesha's Gift: A Daughter's Search for the Truth About Her Father

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Ayesha's Gift: A Daughter's Search for the Truth About Her Father

Martin Sixsmith

Biography; Biography: general; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000

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From the author of the bestselling Philomena, Ayesha's Gift is the story of a young British woman, born in Pakistan, whose... [more]

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Road No Good

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Road No Good

Bridget Isichei

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Sociology; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Bridget Isichei wanted to make a difference in the world; she wanted to help people. However, she didn't know what she was... [more]

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We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

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We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama

E. J. Dionne Jr, Joy-Ann Reid

Biography: historical, political & military; Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Political leaders & leadership

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We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama's 26 greatest addresses: beginning with his 2002 speech opposing... [more]

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You're Not Rob Snarski: Crumbs from the Cake

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You're Not Rob Snarski: Crumbs from the Cake

Rob Snarski

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

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From Perth to Europe and all points in between, Rob Snarski shares his observations and insights from the music world he has... [more]

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Yarn Spinners

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Yarn Spinners

Marilla North

Biography; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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Dymphna Cusack, Miles Franklin and Florence James come alive on these pages through their friendships, their aspirations,... [more]

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Prick with a Fork: The World's Worst Waitress Spills the Beans

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Prick with a Fork: The World's Worst Waitress Spills the Beans

Larissa Dubecki

Biography; Memoirs; Humour; Advocate - Australian Biography

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&nbsp;Kitchen Confidential meets He Died With a Felafel in His Hand in this laugh-out-loud hilarious expose of the restaurant... [more]

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The Lovers

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The Lovers

Rod Nordland

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Refugees & political asylum

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A story of forbidden love. Zakia and Mohammad Ali are a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Two young Afghan lovers - he a Shia,... [more]

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A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

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A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My...

Ayelet Waldman

Biography; Autobiography: general; Popular psychology

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A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to... [more]

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No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour Camps

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No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour...

Xu Hongci

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Penology & punishment; Advocate - History

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Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth... [more]

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My Family and Other Animals

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My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

Memoirs; Wildlife: general interest; Children's & Educational

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Childhood memoir of conservationist and animal-lover Gerald Durrell. [more]

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Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking into a Multibillion-Dollar Business

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Merchants of Men: How Jihadists and ISIS Turned Kidnapping and Refugee Trafficking...

Loretta Napoleoni

Biography; Social issues & processes; Refugees & political asylum; Terrorism, armed struggle

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The compelling and highly-informed account of one of the world's darkest and most lucrative new businesses - human trafficking.<br... [more]

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The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

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The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

Nicholas Tomalin, Ron Hall

Biography: general; Sailing; Travel & holiday

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The classic bestseller, the great sailing adventure story of Donald Crowhurst. Now a major motion picture. [more]

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Beasts in My Belfry

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Beasts in My Belfry

Gerald Durrell

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Zoology & animal sciences; Travel & holiday

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From one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists [more]

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Mick Thomas: These are the Days: Stories and Songs

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Mick Thomas: These are the Days: Stories and Songs

Mick Thomas

Music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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This is the autobiographical tale of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force. It all starts with the songs: how... [more]

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