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On a Wing and a Prayer: The Race that Stopped the World

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On a Wing and a Prayer: The Race that Stopped the World

Di Websdale-Morrissey

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History

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The thrilling tale of an aviation escapade dreamed up by Melbourne's Lord Mayor in the 1930s: a London to Melbourne air race... [more]

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Australian Heist

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Australian Heist

James Phelps

True crime; History

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Australia's Number 1 True Crime Writer on Australia's Greatest Gold Robbery. [more]

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The Wooleen Way: Renewing an Australian resource

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The Wooleen Way: Renewing an Australian resource

David Pollock

Biography; Human geography; Conservation of the environment; Social impact of environmental issues; Animal husbandry

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A remarkable memoir detailing a heroic and unswerving commitment to renew the severely degraded land on Wooleen, a massive... [more]

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Paris and Other Disappointments

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Paris and Other Disappointments

Adam Rozenbachs

Memoirs; Humour; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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Sick of going overseas and enjoying himself, comedian Adam Rozenbachs decided he would take his father on the trip of a lifetime... [more]

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The Fine Cotton Fiasco

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The Fine Cotton Fiasco

Peter Hoysted, Pat Sheil

True stories; Sports & outdoor recreation

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Brilliantly told - the scarcely believable tale of how horrendous mismanagement, terrible judgement and comically bad luck... [more]

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The Last Bushrangers

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The Last Bushrangers

Mike Munro

True crime; History; Australasian & Pacific history

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The story of Australia's last bushranging gang - the murderous Kenniff gang [more]

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The Strong Man: A powerful journey to the brink and back through leadership, loss and love

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The Strong Man: A powerful journey to the brink and back through leadership,...

Grant Edwards

Biography; Memoirs

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A powerful story of life... [more]

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The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace

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The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War...

Scott Patterson

True war & combat stories; History; First World War; Sporting events, tours & organisations; Rowing

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This is a book about the difficult peace that can follow a war: the untold story of soldiers stranded far from home, facing... [more]

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On Shirley Hazzard: Writers on Writers

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On Shirley Hazzard: Writers on Writers

Michelle de Kretser

Memoirs

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'Hazzard was the first Australian writer I read who looked outwards, away from Australia. Her work spoke of places from which... [more]

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Quentin Tarantino: The iconic filmmaker and his work

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Quentin Tarantino: The iconic filmmaker and his work

Ian Nathan

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Individual film directors, film-makers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Performing Arts

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A true cinephile, Tarantino is famed for his visually arresting approach and this exploration of his career will feature stunning... [more]

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Confessions of a Bookseller

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Confessions of a Bookseller

Shaun Bythell

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; Memoirs; Publishing industry; Advocate - Biography

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'Do you have a list of your books, or do I just have to stare at them?' Shaun Bythell is the owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown,... [more]

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A. N. Wilson

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; Advocate - History

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The magnificent and definitive biography of Prince Albert, by one of Britain's best biographers and the author of Victoria:... [more]

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Face It: A Memoir

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Face It: A Memoir

Debbie Harry

Music; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Advocate - Performing Arts

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'I was saying things in songs that female singers didn't really say back then. I wasn't submissive or begging him to come... [more]

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Thomas Cromwell: A Life

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Thomas Cromwell: A Life

Diarmaid MacCulloch

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

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That decade was one of the most momentous in English history- it saw a religious break with the Pope, unprecedented use of... [more]

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

Harry Smith

Memoirs; History; Vietnam War; Battles & campaigns

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On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet... [more]

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Bowraville

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Bowraville

Dan Box

Biography; True crime

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A true crime story cannot often be believed, at least at the beginning. In Bowraville, all three of the victims were Aboriginal.... [more]

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Born at the Right Time: A Memoir

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Born at the Right Time: A Memoir

Ron McCallum

Biography; Autobiography: general; Disability: social aspects

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Ron McCallum has been blind from birth. When he was a child, many blind people spent their lives making baskets in sheltered... [more]

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Shot Down: The powerful story of what happened to MH17 over Ukraine and the lives of those who were on board

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Shot Down: The powerful story of what happened to MH17 over Ukraine and...

Marianne van Velzen

True stories; History; Aircraft: general interest

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The first full telling of what happened to MH17 and the stories of those who were killed on that tragic day. [more]

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Puzzle Edition

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions: Puzzle Edition

Stephen Hawking

Biography: general; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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A limited edition of the Sunday Times Number One Bestseller featuring for the first time the 'Big Questions Puzzle'. [more]

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The Feather Thief: The Natural History Heist of the Century

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The Feather Thief: The Natural History Heist of the Century

Kirk Wallace Johnson

True crime; Mathematics & Sciences; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching

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vivid and arresting' The TimesOne summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into the Natural... [more]

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Little One

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Little One

Peter Papathanasiou

Biography; Autobiography: general

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A moving and compelling memoir of family and place, as Peter traces his parents' journey to Australia. [more]

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben MacIntyre

Biography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; The Cold War; Military history; Espionage & secret services

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On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a... [more]

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The The Cops: not just a job

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The The Cops: not just a job

Trevor Carroll

Biography; Memoirs; True stories

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In 1982 the author commenced with NSW Police as a General Duties officer at Cabramatta followed by the supposedly peaceful... [more]

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Reasonable Doubt: Spies Police and the Croatian Six

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Reasonable Doubt: Spies Police and the Croatian Six

Hamish McDonald

Biography; True crime

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Did an unreformed police force, inept politicians, scheming security men and mutually back-slapping judges lead to Australia's... [more]

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King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

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King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

Janet L. Nelson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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Charles, king of the Franks, is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is... [more]

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