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The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones

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The Sun & the Moon & the Rolling Stones

Rich Cohen

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

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A panoramic, stylish narrative history of the Rolling Stones, viewed through the impassioned and opinionated lens of Vanity... [more]

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Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion

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Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion...

David Mason

Biography; Memoirs; True war & combat stories; Special & elite forces

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A real-life boy's own adventure, MARCHING WITH THE DEVIL is a hell-raising account of five years in the infamous French Foreign... [more]

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Lincoln's Notebooks: Letters, Speeches, Journals, and Poems

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Lincoln's Notebooks: Letters, Speeches, Journals, and Poems

Dan Tucker

Biography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; History

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This unique collection combines the public and private words of our most beloved and eloquent American president into one... [more]

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The Contractor

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The Contractor

Mark Abernethy

Biography; True stories; True crime; True war & combat stories

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The true-life tales of a counter terrorist contractor (and part-time tradie). [more]

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My Turn: The Autobiography

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My Turn: The Autobiography

Johan Cruyff

Autobiography: sport; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was... [more]

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Man Inside

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Man Inside

Graham Apthorpe

True war & combat stories; History

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Graham Apthorpe's account of the Cowra outbreak is superb. Narrated in a fresh way, in elegant and original prose, and with... [more]

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William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life

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William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life

James Lee McDonough

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

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The New York Times best-selling biography of one of America's most storied military figures. [more]

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The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

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The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

Ben S. Bernanke

Autobiography: business & industry; Political structure & processes; Business & Economics; Economic theory & philosophy; Financial crises & disasters

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Ben S. Bernanke's rise to chair of the Federal Reserve, the massive financial crisis, and the Fed's bold and effective response.... [more]

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Life of Brine: A Surfer's Journey

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Life of Brine: A Surfer's Journey

Phil Jarratt

Autobiography: sport; Memoirs; Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing

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Life of Brine is the memoir of Phil Jarratt, one of the world's best-known chroniclers of surfing culture whose lifelong pursuit... [more]

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Romulus, My Father: Text Classics

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Romulus, My Father: Text Classics

Raimond Gaita

Biography; Biography: general

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Romulus Gaita fled Yugoslavia aged thirteen, and came to Australia with his wife and their son soon after World War II. Tragic... [more]

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Outback Legends

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Outback Legends

Evan McHugh

Biography; Biography: general

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These people are very different, but they have much in common. They're the salt of the outback, but they're not from long... [more]

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When in French: Love in a Second Language

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When in French: Love in a Second Language

Lauren Collins

Memoirs; Language teaching & learning (other than ELT); Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Talking to you in English', he said, 'is like touching you with gloves.' [more]

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Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey

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Chasing the Cup: My America's Cup Journey

Jimmy Spithill

Autobiography: sport; Sailing

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Jimmy is the world's most successful racing skipper, and at just 37, this Sydney-born sailor has already reached legendary... [more]

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The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

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The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books

Martin Edwards (King's College London)

Biography; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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This book tells the story of crime fiction published during the first half of the twentieth century. The diversity of this... [more]

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Painting the Sand

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Painting the Sand

Kim Hughes, Sean Rayment

Biography; Memoirs; Special & elite forces

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Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia

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Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia

Katherine Wilson

Memoirs; Cultural studies; Travel & holiday

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A spellbinding journey into the heart of Neapolitan life. [more]

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The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

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The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

Scott Parazynski

Memoirs; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronautics; Climbing & mountaineering

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Inside the helmet of a NASA legend. Astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski was raised in the shadow of the Apollo Program, where... [more]

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Defeating Terror: Behind the hunt for the Bali bombers

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Defeating Terror: Behind the hunt for the Bali bombers

David Craig

Biography; True crime; Terrorist attack

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In 2002 Australia was rocked by the terrorist bombings in Bali that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians. Then, in... [more]

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Ian Brady: The untold story of the Moors Murders

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Ian Brady: The untold story of the Moors Murders

Alan Keightley

Biography; True crime

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Since May 1966 when Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were sentenced to life imprisonment at Chester Assizes the British public... [more]

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Killer Caldwell: Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot

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Killer Caldwell: Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot

Jeffrey Watson

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

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Clive 'Killer' Caldwell was a natural and brilliant pilot, a superb shot, and a born leader. He saw action against the Germans,... [more]

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Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort

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Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort

Amy Licence

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Medieval history; Gender studies: women

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The Wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. Behind the scenes, there were daughters, wives, mistresses,... [more]

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Born to Run

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Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

Music; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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A revelatory memoir by a legendary rock star. [more]

$35.00

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Lottie

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Lottie

Reg Egan

True crime; Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery

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A love affair with a man of God and the cruel death that shocked Australia. Based on a true story. [more]

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Gilles Deleuze

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Gilles Deleuze

Frida Beckman

Biography: historical, political & military; Philosophy; Philosophy: aesthetics

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In this new critical biography Frida Beckman traces Gilles Deleuze's remarkable intellectual journey, mapping the encounters... [more]

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The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

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The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

Anna Keay

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

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The absorbing tale of how this legendary rogue became the champion of parliamentary monarchy and changed the course of English... [more]

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