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The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat

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The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat...

Eric Haseltine

True war & combat stories; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services

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The thrilling, true, cold-war era story of counterespionage in Moscow and the clandestine eavesdropping arms race. [more]

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed...

Gemma Clarke

Biography: sport; Gender studies: women; Sports & outdoor recreation; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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Bold and inspiring profiles of the pioneers, champions and future heroines of women's soccer around the world. [more]

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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever

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Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood...

Nick de Semlyen

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Film & movie: styles & genres; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood. [more]

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Robin

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Robin

Dave Itzkoff

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment

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From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one... [more]

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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future

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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future...

Pete Buttigieg

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership; Regional government

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'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' Guardian NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A mayor's... [more]

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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

Billy Connolly

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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And, let me tell you, that question can take you all sorts of strange places...'In Made in Scotland, legendary comic and national... [more]

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden Age of Crime

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets and Lies in the Golden...

Susannah Stapleton

Biography; True crime; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.... [more]

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

David M. Guss

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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The extraordinary story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps not once but more than... [more]

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The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England's  Maids for Virginia

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The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England's Maids for Virginia

Jennifer Potter

Biography: general; History; British & Irish history; History of the Americas; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Jamestown, England's first real foothold in the New World, was fraught with danger -- from starvation and disease to violent... [more]

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Spies and Stars: MI5, Showbusiness and Me

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Spies and Stars: MI5, Showbusiness and Me

Charlotte Bingham

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Espionage & secret services

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The wickedly funny sequel to the MI5 and Me, described by Tatler as 'a stone cold comic classic', following the irrepressible... [more]

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On the Other Side of Freedom: Race and Justice in a Divided America

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On the Other Side of Freedom: Race and Justice in a Divided America

DeRay Mckesson

Memoirs; Black & Asian studies; Police & security services; Politics & government; Human rights; Political activism

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Our work needs no more martyrs. You can fight these fights and live. [more]

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Then It Fell Apart

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Then It Fell Apart

Moby

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

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Suddenly he was hanging out with David Bowie and Lou Reed, Christina Ricci and Madonna, taking esctasy for breakfast (most... [more]

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Meditations

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Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

Biography: historical, political & military; Ethics & moral philosophy

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In Meditations, now available in a highly designed paperback with flaps, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, who ruled from 161... [more]

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Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: Iceland, Freedom and the Gift of Female Friendship

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Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: Iceland, Freedom and the Gift of Female Friendship...

Tory Bilski

Memoirs; Riding, showjumping & horsemanship; Travel & holiday

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A wondrous story of adventure and friendship. Woman in the Wilderness meets Wild. [more]

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Outback Songman: My Life

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Outback Songman: My Life

Ted Egan

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

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They don't make them like Ted anymore. He's the quintessential bush storyteller; he has rubbed shoulders with some of the... [more]

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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

Joshua Mezrich

Autobiography: science, technology & engineering; Memoirs; Medicine; Transplant surgery

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A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery. [more]

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

Michael Pollan

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Society & Social Sciences; Drug-induced states; Mental health services; Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation

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'It's as if we made entering gothic cathedrals illegal, or museums, or sunsets!' When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s,... [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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Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film

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Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making...

Don Graham

Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Film theory & criticism; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A larger-than-life narrative of the making of the classic film, marking the rise of America as a superpower, the ascent of... [more]

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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations

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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations...

John McCain, Mark Salter

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs

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A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up... [more]

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Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

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Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

Tom Doyle

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

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The first book to trace Elton John's meteoric rise in the wild 1970s, to a global sensation with sales of 200 million albums... [more]

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A Novel Idea

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A Novel Idea

Fiona McGregor

Biography; Memoirs

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A Novel Idea is a memoir in photoessay form that follows Fiona McGregor's life as she writes her award-winning novel Indelible... [more]

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Split: True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings

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Split: True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings

Lee Kofman

Biography; Prose: non-fiction

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After

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After

Nikki Gemmell

Biography; Memoirs

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Australia's bravest and most honest writer explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her... [more]

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Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick Arthur C Clarke and the Making of a Masterpiece

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Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick Arthur C Clarke and the Making of a Masterpiece...

Michael Benson

Film, TV & Radio; Films, movies & cinema; Biography: arts & entertainment; Fiction-related items; Astronomy, space & time

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