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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's  Addiction

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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

David Sheff

Biography; Biography: general

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

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In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

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In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein

Fiona Sampson

Biography; Biography: literary

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Mary Shelley was brought up by her father in a house filled with radical thinkers, poets, philosophers and writers of the... [more]

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The Child that Books Built

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The Child that Books Built

Francis Spufford

Autobiography: general; Children's literature studies: general; Educational: English literature

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A memoir about how, what and why we read as children.' Nick Hornby, Guardian Books of the Year 'Parents, non-parents,... [more]

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To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

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To Catch A King: Charles II's Great Escape

Charles Spencer

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

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How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? [more]

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From Me to You: Living Life with Positivity, Passion and Purpose

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From Me to You: Living Life with Positivity, Passion and Purpose

Elyse Knowles

Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Psychology

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Elyse Knowles is an Australian model, ambassador, entrepreneur, television personality and influencer. When Elyse and her... [more]

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George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria

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George Higinbotham and Eureka: The Struggle for Democracy in Colonial Victoria...

Geraldine Moore

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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George Higinbotham was a highly influential politician in colonial Victoria. One of his contemporaries described him as a... [more]

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Hoover: A Biography

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Hoover: A Biography

Kenneth Whyte

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

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An exemplary biography--exhaustively researched, fair-minded and easy to read. It can nestle on the same shelf as David McCullough's... [more]

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Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Muller

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Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Muller

David A. West

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Life sciences: general issues; Evolution

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Fritz Muller (1821-1897), though not as well known as his colleague Charles Darwin, belongs in the cohort of great nineteenth-century... [more]

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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Michael Caine

Acting techniques; Film, TV & Radio; Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Memoirs

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Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has... [more]

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Personal Impressions: Twentieth-Century Portraits

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Personal Impressions: Twentieth-Century Portraits

Isaiah Berlin

Biography; Autobiography: general; Philosophy

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The third, enlarged edition of Isaiah Berlin's remarkable series of character portraits, Personal ImpressionsWinston Churchill,... [more]

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Silence: In the Age of Noise

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Silence: In the Age of Noise

Erling Kagge

Memoirs; Popular philosophy; Psychology; Popular psychology

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This translation originally published: London: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd., 2017. [more]

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Henry David Thoreau: A Life

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Henry David Thoreau: A Life

Laura Dassow Walls

Biography; Biography: literary

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A full accounting of Thoreau's life that takes him, his writings, and his ideas seriously and puts him in the context of his... [more]

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Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

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Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift...

Mott T. Greene

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Earth sciences

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The book should be of interest not only to earth scientists, students of polar travel and exploration, and historians but... [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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We satdown in a lovely hotel in a nice partof town, and she hit me with her firstquestion: This must mean a lot toyou, with... [more]

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Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

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Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Hilary Spurling

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Social & cultural history

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'A landmark biography' The Times, Books of the Year<br /><br />'One of our... [more]

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We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of REDDIT, the Internet's Culture Laboratory

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We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of REDDIT, the Internet's...

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Biography: business & industry; Popular culture; Business & Economics; Business ethics; Internet & WWW industries

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In the tradition of The Everything Store and Googled, award-winning tech journalist Christine Lagorio's We Are the Nerds is... [more]

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

Christopher Fowler

Biography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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99 forgotten authors, their forgotten books, and their unforgettable stories [more]

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My Life in Football: The Autobiography

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My Life in Football: The Autobiography

Kevin Keegan

Autobiography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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The autobiography of the iconic, hugely influential and well-loved former English football player and manager. [more]

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Ralph Doubell: Do Not Worry, it is Only Pain

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Ralph Doubell: Do Not Worry, it is Only Pain

Michael Sharp

Biography: sport; Sports & outdoor recreation

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Ralph Doubell should be one of Australia's best known Olympic heroes. In the 800 metres at Mexico City in 1968, he produced... [more]

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The Honey Badger Guide to Life

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The Honey Badger Guide to Life

Nick Cummins

Biography: sport; Humour; Sports & outdoor recreation; Rugby football

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Former Wallabies rugby hero and Australian Bachelor, Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins, shares wisdom on life, love, adversity... [more]

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Why Bob Dylan Matters

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Why Bob Dylan Matters

Richard F. Thomas

Music; Folk & traditional music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The coolest class on campus - The New York Times <br /><br /> When the... [more]

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal that Rocked Paris

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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal that Rocked...

Tom Sancton

Biography: general; History

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At the time of her death at age ninety-four, in September 2017, Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'Or&eacute;al fortune,... [more]

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

David Yaffe

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

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Reckless Daughter tells the story of Joni Mitchell and also of the fertile, exciting musical time of which she was an integral... [more]

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An Accidental Memoir

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An Accidental Memoir

J.P. Lachs

Biography; Memoirs

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J.P. Lachs relates the story of her Polish family history in this educational and insightful memoir covering the First and... [more]

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Grave Tales: Bruce Highway - Volume 1

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Grave Tales: Bruce Highway - Volume 1

Helen Goltz, Chris Adams

True crime; History

Paperback

'Grave Tales' features people who willingly or unwillingly were participants in events that made headlines. These people may... [more]

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