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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

Masih Alinejad

Biography; Autobiography: general; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Social discrimination; Gender studies, gender groups; Political activism

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This memoir is the extraordinary story of how one Iranian woman overcame enormous adversity to fight for what she truly believed... [more]

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A Crime in the Family

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A Crime in the Family

Sacha Batthyany

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; History; The Holocaust; Second World War

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A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart,revealing one of the most extraordinary untold... [more]

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Cocaine and Surfing: A Love Story

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Cocaine and Surfing: A Love Story

Chas Smith

Biography; Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing

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For readers of Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis, the Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort, Mp: the Life of Michael Peterson... [more]

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

Biography; Literary essays

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning... [more]

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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

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Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

Lyndall Gordon

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

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An exciting and provocative look at the women who wrote the novels that changed the literary world - Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte,... [more]

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

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The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery's Early Life

Karin Roffman

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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The first biography of an American master. [more]

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The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

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The Incurable Romantic: and Other Unsettling Revelations

Frank Tallis

Biography; True stories; Clinical psychology; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage

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A fascinating account of a life investigating obsessive love, packed with intriguing true stories. [more]

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil...

Fred Kaplan

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Slavery & abolition of slavery; Political leaders & leadership

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[Kaplan] tells this story with precision and eloquence. Seattle TimesAn eye-opening biography from a trusted source on the... [more]

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The Last Interview: Conversations with Giovanni Tesio

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The Last Interview: Conversations with Giovanni Tesio

Primo Levi

Biography; Biography: literary

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At the start of 1987, Primo Levi took part in a remarkable series of conversations about his early life with a friend and... [more]

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Riot Days

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Riot Days

Maria Alyokhina

Punk, New Wave & Indie; Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Feminism & feminist theory; Demonstrations & protest movements

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On 21st February 2012 Maria Alyokhina and the group Pussy Riot performed a protest song in Moscow Cathedral. It only lasted... [more]

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Small Wrongs: How we really say sorry in love, life and law

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Small Wrongs: How we really say sorry in love, life and law

Kate Rossmanith

Memoirs; Penology & punishment; Psychology

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H is for Hawk meets Helen Garner: this fascinating memoir brings extraordinary insight to the huge topics of justice, love... [more]

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The Gift of Anger

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The Gift of Anger

Arun Gandhi

Memoirs; Psychology; Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice

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The moving, often irreverent, story of Arun's years growing up at the iconic Sevagram ashram provides the setting for the... [more]

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The Dead Still Cry Out: The Story of a Combat Cameraman

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The Dead Still Cry Out: The Story of a Combat Cameraman

Helen Lewis

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

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Helen Lewis was just a child when she found an old suitcase hidden in a cupboard at home. Inside it were the most horrifying... [more]

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A Man Called Yarra

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A Man Called Yarra

Stan Yarramunua, Robert Hillman

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; History; Indigenous peoples

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I'm a Wathaurong man. I'm an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country. Stan Yarra Yarramunua... [more]

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Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

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Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

Jonathan Miller

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership

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The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous, unpredictable president of the Philippines, whose war on drugs has... [more]

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The Stoccos

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The Stoccos

Nino Bucci

Biography; True stories

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After a run-in with police in 2007, father and son Gino and Mark Stocco went completely off the grid, travelling all around... [more]

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Vita and Virginia: The lives and love of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West

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Vita and Virginia: The lives and love of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West...

Sarah Gristwood

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

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A double biography of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, their friendship and love affair. [more]

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The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's Golden Couple

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The Lost Pilots: The Spectacular Rise and Scandalous Fall of Aviation's...

Corey Mead

True crime; History; Aircraft: general interest

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A gripping, untold saga of love, betrayal and scandal at the height of the Roaring Twenties. [more]

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram: A compelling story of courage and endurance in the Second World War

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram: A compelling story of courage and endurance...

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 - and never before told - story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps... [more]

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The Crossway

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The Crossway

Guy Stagg

Memoirs; Christian worship, rites & ceremonies; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

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Simultaneously a breathtaking account of a physical journey and a memoir about recovering from mental illness. [more]

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Killer Instinct: Having a mind for murder

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Killer Instinct: Having a mind for murder

Donald Grant

Biography; True crime

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Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding... [more]

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Terrorism in Australia

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Terrorism in Australia

Peter Moroney

Biography; Terrorism, armed struggle

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Peter Moroney was a member of the NSW Police force for 17 years who retired as Detective Sergeant with predominant experience... [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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Last King of the Cross

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Last King of the Cross

John Ibrahim

Biography; Autobiography: general; True stories; True crime; Local history

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John Ibrahim's incredible life story told in his own words. [more]

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Painting the Sand: One Mans Fight Against the Bomb Makes of Helmand

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Painting the Sand: One Mans Fight Against the Bomb Makes of Helmand

Kim Hughes

Biography; Memoirs; Special & elite forces

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

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