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Biography

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Talk of Treasure: Words on Writing, Meditation and Life

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Talk of Treasure: Words on Writing, Meditation and Life

Jane Carswell

Autobiography: literary; Travel & holiday

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Jane Carswell began her working life at Pegasus Press shortly after its audacious publication of Janet Frame's novel Owls... [more]

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When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over

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When One Person Dies The Whole World Is Over

Mandy Ord

Biography; Graphic novels: true stories & non-fiction

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A poignant, bright and... [more]

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Contesting Australian History: Essays in Honour of Marilyn Lake

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Contesting Australian History: Essays in Honour of Marilyn Lake

Joy Damousi, Judith Smart

Biography; History

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One of Australia's leading scholars and a highly distinguished professor of history, Marilyn Lake forged a career that spanned... [more]

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Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir

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Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir

Stan Lee, Peter David, Colleen Doran

Biography: arts & entertainment; Fiction-related items

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In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee-comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men,... [more]

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The Photographer at Sixteen

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The Photographer at Sixteen

George Szirtes

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Genocide & ethnic cleansing

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A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and excavates a shard of European history - a deeply honest,... [more]

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The Life of Leonardo da Vinci

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The Life of Leonardo da Vinci

Vasari Giorgio

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography: arts & entertainment

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A long-awaited new translation of Giorgio Vasari's Life of Leonardo da Vinci, illustrated for the first time, that preserves... [more]

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The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra

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The Way It Was: My Life with Frank Sinatra

Eliot Weisman, Jennifer Valoppi

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

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In the bestselling tradition of Henry Bushkin's Johnny Carson comes THE WAY IT WAS: My Life with Frank Sinatra, a frank and... [more]

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Say Hello

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Say Hello

Carly Findlay

Biography; Memoirs

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A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearance... [more]

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Duped: Compulsive Liars and How They Can Deceive You

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Duped: Compulsive Liars and How They Can Deceive You

Abby Ellin

Biography; Memoirs; The self, ego, identity, personality; Family & relationships; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage; Popular psychology

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In Duped, New York Times journalist Abby Ellin explores those lured in and betrayed by compulsive liars. [more]

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Australia's Sweetheart: The amazing story of forgotten Hollywood star Mary Maguire

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Australia's Sweetheart: The amazing story of forgotten Hollywood star Mary...

Michael Adams

Individual actors & performers; Films, movies & cinema; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment

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This is the fascinating story of Mary Maguire, a 1930s Australian ingenue who sailed for Hollywood and a fabulous life, only... [more]

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Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance - the stirring story of an Australian hero

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Barney Greatrex: From Bomber Command to the French Resistance - the stirring...

Michael Veitch

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Military history; Second World War; Military veterans

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The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX - from Bomber Command to French Resistance fighter.... [more]

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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Stephanie Land

Biography; Memoirs; Poverty & unemployment

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A beautiful, gritty and poignant account of one mother's journey from cleaning houses to finding a home for herself and her... [more]

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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia...

Nancy Goldstone

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

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The extraordinary story of a queen who lost her throne, and of her four remarkable daughters. [more]

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Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror

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Freedom's Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who...

Charles Lane

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; American Civil War; Politics & government; Civil rights & citizenship

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This is a powerful, vitally important story, and Lane brings it to life with not only vast amounts of research but with a... [more]

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Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times bestseller

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Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump: The brilliant New York Times...

Rick Reilly

Biography: sport; History; Political leaders & leadership; Golf

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A stunning and hilarious indictment of Donald Trump's lying, cheating and poor sportsmanship on the golf course, and how those... [more]

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The Upside

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The Upside

Abdel Sellou

Biography; Autobiography: general; Coping with disability

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Now a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman, the uplifting tale of an unlikely friendship between... [more]

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Henry VIII: The Decline and Fall of a Tyrant

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Henry VIII: The Decline and Fall of a Tyrant

Robert Hutchinson

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

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A vivid and shocking account of the last years of terror at the court of the tyrant King Henry VIII. [more]

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White King: The Tragedy of Charles I

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White King: The Tragedy of Charles I

Leanda de Lisle

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

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Winner of the HWA Crown for Best Work of Historical Non-Fiction 2018Times Book of the YearLess than forty years after the... [more]

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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Professor Douglas Brinkley

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Historical geography; Geographical discovery & exploration

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As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times... [more]

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An Unconventional Wife: The Life of Julia Sorell Arnold

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An Unconventional Wife: The Life of Julia Sorell Arnold

Mary Hoban

Biography; Biography: literary; Memoirs; Feminism & feminist theory; Advocate - Australian Biography

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The page-turning biography of an Australian woman who refused to bend to the expectations of her husband and her time. [more]

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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

Kamala D. Harris

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Politics & government

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By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and... [more]

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The Monk of Mokha

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The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers

Biography; Memoirs; Middle Eastern history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -

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The bestselling author of The Circle tells the true story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni-American man raised in... [more]

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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

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Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

Barry Strauss

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Advocate - History

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Best-selling historian and classicist Barry Strauss tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lives... [more]

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Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going)

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Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going)

Noel Gallagher

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

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'I've been on six-week tours of America and it breaks you open, but to do it straight off the bat, in the middle of winter,... [more]

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I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world's greatest artists

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I Know an Artist: The inspiring connections between the world's greatest...

Susie Hodge

Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; Illustration; Biography: arts & entertainment

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I Know an Artist is a collection of 84 beautifully illustrated portraits that reveal the fascinating connections between famous... [more]

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