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How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

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How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

Haroon Moghul

Biography: general; Religion & beliefs

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A young Muslim leader's memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity [more]

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Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain

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Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain

Julian Glover

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Civil engineering, surveying & building

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The enthralling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius we... [more]

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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

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Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen

Giles Tremlett

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

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A major biography of the queen who transformed Spain into a principal global power, and sponsored the voyage that would open... [more]

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Eat the Apple

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Eat the Apple

Matt Young

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Naval forces & warfare

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A gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir which explores toxic masculinity and the devastating consequences of war on one impressionable... [more]

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The Work I Did: A Memoir of the Secretary to Goebbels

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The Work I Did: A Memoir of the Secretary to Goebbels

Brunhilde Pomsel, Thore D. Hansen

Biography; Memoirs; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism

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`I know no one ever believes us nowadays - everyone thinks we knew everything. We knew nothing. It was all a well-kept secret.... [more]

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Two Generations

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Two Generations

Connor

Biography; History

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

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Your Life In My Hands: A Junior Doctor's Story

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Your Life In My Hands: A Junior Doctor's Story

Rachel Clarke

Biography; Autobiography: science, technology & engineering

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This extraordinary memoir offers a glimpse into a life spent between the operating room and the bedside, the mortuary and... [more]

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Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights

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Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights...

Steven Levingston

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

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An account of the contentious relationship between the thirty-fifth president and Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the tumultuous... [more]

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Out There: A survival guide for dating in midlife

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Out There: A survival guide for dating in midlife

Kerri Sackville

Memoirs; Health & Self-Help

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When Keri Sackville began dating again after a long marriage, she made every... [more]

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Carys: Diary of a young girl, Adelaide 1940-42

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Carys: Diary of a young girl, Adelaide 1940-42

Carys Harding Browne

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; Memoirs

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In 1940 a seventeen year old girl called Carys Harding Browne comes of age in Adelaide, Australia. At St Mark's College, young,... [more]

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The Pastor and the Painter: Inside the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran - from Aussie schoolboys to Bali 9 drug traffickers to Kerobokan's redeemed men

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The Pastor and the Painter: Inside the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran...

Cindy Wockner

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Drugs trade & trafficking

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Who were Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran? Why did they attempt to smuggle drugs from Bali to Australia? How did they rehabilitate... [more]

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Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon

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Charlton Heston: Hollywood's Last Icon

Marc Eliot

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

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-The award-winning author of Walt Disney draws on firsthand diaries, letters and estate records in a portrait of the Hollywood... [more]

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It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree

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It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree

A. J. Jacobs

Biography; Memoirs; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours; Family & relationships; Humour

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The story of one man, a DIY DNA test and a family reunion. Guest list? Everyone. [more]

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Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman

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Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an...

Anne Aly

Biography; Autobiography: general

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In 2016, Anne Aly was the first Australian Muslim woman, the first Egyptian-born woman and the first counter-terrorism expert... [more]

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Lillian Armfield: How Australia's first female detective took on Tilly Devine and the Razor Gangs and changed the face of the force

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Lillian Armfield: How Australia's first female detective took on Tilly Devine...

Leigh Straw

Biography; True crime; Gender studies: women; Police & security services; Criminal investigation & detection

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The fascinating and unknown story of Australia's first female detective - and a gripping and colourful account of Sydney crime... [more]

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Girls at the Piano

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Girls at the Piano

Virginia Lloyd

Keyboard instruments; Biography; Memoirs

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A brilliant memoir about how learning the piano shaped the lives of two women worlds and generations apart that will resonate... [more]

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A Certain Light: A Memoir of Family, Loss and Hope

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A Certain Light: A Memoir of Family, Loss and Hope

Cynthia Banham

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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"Life is not defined by the bad things that happen to us. It certainly... [more]

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The Essence of You and Me: An inspiring and heartwarming true story of resilience, hope and love

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The Essence of You and Me: An inspiring and heartwarming true story of resilience,...

Kada Miller, Barney Miller

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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The inspiring, heartwarming true story of Barney and Kada Miller. This couple prove that love and resilience can change everything.... [more]

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Back of Beyond: One Woman's Remarkable Story of Love, Adventure, Disasters and Wonderful Times in the Gulf Country

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Back of Beyond: One Woman's Remarkable Story of Love, Adventure, Disasters...

Jenny Old

Biography; Memoirs; The countryside, country life

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This is the extraordinary story of an indomitable Australian woman going to the back of beyond and triumphing over adversity.... [more]

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RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

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RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

Lamont U-God Hawkins

Music; Rap & Hip-Hop; Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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Part social history, part confessional memoir, U-God's intimate portrait of his life - and those of his Wu-Tang brothers -... [more]

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Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

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Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

Ted Scheinman

Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing [more]

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The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

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The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

Jean-Dominique Bauby

Biography; Autobiography: general; Coping with disability

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The diary of Jean-Dominique Bauby who, with his left eyelid (the only surviving muscle after a massive stroke) dictated a... [more]

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Papillon

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Papillon

Henri Charriere

Biography; Biography: general; Autobiography: historical, political & military; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Prisons

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An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks... [more]

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

Jung Chang

Biography; Biography: general

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Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically... [more]

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Unbroken

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Unbroken

Laura Hillenbrand

Biography; True war & combat stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Air forces & warfare; Prisoners of war

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The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. [more]

$22.99

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