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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA

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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA

Gareth Williams

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; DNA & Genome

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An engaging and original history of the first hundred years of DNA, one of the greatest triumphs of modern science. [more]

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

Ramie Targoff

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history

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A biography of Vittoria Colonna, a confidante of Michelangelo, the scion of one of the most powerful families of her era,... [more]

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Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime

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Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture...

Julian Guthrie

Biography; Biography: business & industry; Gender studies: women; Internet & WWW industries

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Silicon Valley has long been at the forefront of innovation, but it is renowned for its archaic sexist culture. Alpha Girls... [more]

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Working With Winston

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Working With Winston

Cita Stelzer

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

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A portrait of Winston Churchill as seen through the eyes of those who knew him best - the personal secretaries who worked... [more]

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King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

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King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea

Blaine Harden

Autobiography: historical, political & military; True war & combat stories; History; Korean War; Espionage & secret services

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Discover the true story of the dark reign of the number one US spy-master in Korea. [more]

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The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels

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The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels...

Adam Nicolson

Biography: literary; Literary studies: poetry & poets; The natural world, country life & pets; Advocate - Poetry & Writing

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Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before in this new book by Adam Nicolson, brimming with poetry, art and... [more]

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American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

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American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the...

Maureen Callahan

Biography; Biography: general; True crime

Hardback

A Washington Post 10 Books To Read in July A Los Angeles Times Seven Highly Anticipated Books for Summer Reading A USA... [more]

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Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World

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Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World

Anna Crowley Redding

Biography; People & places (Children's&YA); Science & technology: general interest (Children's&YA); Advocate - Biography

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A riviting and beautifully designed biography that shows how a once-bullied school boy became an iconic visionary who the... [more]

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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary

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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary

Jonathan M. Hansen

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Political leaders & leadership

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An intimate, revisionist portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro, showing how an unlikely young Cuban led his country... [more]

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Songs: From 'Flame Trees' to 'Khe Sanh' and beyond

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Songs: From 'Flame Trees' to 'Khe Sanh' and beyond

Don Walker

Music; Biography: arts & entertainment; Advocate - Performing Arts

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For over forty years, Don Walker's songwriting has captured what it is to be Australian. From Cold Chisel to Catfish, Tex,... [more]

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The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

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The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

Patricia O'Toole

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

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In this biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, [the author presents] a... [more]

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Wiseguy

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Wiseguy

Nicholas Pileggi

Biography; Biography: general; True crime; Crime & criminology; Organised crime

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Originally subtitled: Life in a Mafia family. [more]

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Unconditional Love: A Memoir of Filmmaking and Motherhood

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Unconditional Love: A Memoir of Filmmaking and Motherhood

Jocelyn Moorhouse

Biography; Memoirs

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A raw and powerful memoir of motherhood, autism and filmmaking by Australian director, Jocelyn Moorhouse [more]

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

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Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life

Rose Tremain

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs

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*The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller*Rose Tremain grew up in post-war London, a city still partly in ruins, where both food... [more]

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The Displaced

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The Displaced

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Biography; Literary essays; Refugees & political asylum

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe... [more]

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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

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The World As It Is: Inside the Obama White House

Ben Rhodes

Memoirs; History; Political leaders & leadership

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The other is Ben Rhodes. For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes was at the centre of the Obama Administration - first as a speechwriter,... [more]

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Skywriting: Making Radio Waves

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Skywriting: Making Radio Waves

Robyn Ravlich

Biography; Memoirs

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Skywriting - making radio waves is at once the captivating story of contemporary Australian cultural life and a personal biography... [more]

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamara

True crime; Fiction & Literature

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist... [more]

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America's Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of William Burns

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America's Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of William Burns

William R. Hunt

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: science, technology & engineering; History; Criminal investigation & detection

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William Burns is best known as 'America's Sherlock Holmes' and was director of the FBI, shortly before J. Edgar Hoover. But... [more]

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Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

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Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence

Lee Siegel

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

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A trenchant examination of an iconic American figure that explores the cultural and psychological roots of his comic genius... [more]

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Curveballs: How to Keep It Together when Life Tries to Tear You a New One

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Curveballs: How to Keep It Together when Life Tries to Tear You a New One...

Emma Markezic

Memoirs; Psychology; Coping with illness; Self-help & personal development

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Because sometimes, life is going to suck, and you're going to have to know... [more]

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Gender studies: women

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Visionaries, pioneers, activists and artists - women who made a difference to Australia An updated and condensed edition... [more]

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I Miss You When I Blink: Dispatches from a Relatively Ordinary Life

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I Miss You When I Blink: Dispatches from a Relatively Ordinary Life

Mary Laura Philpott

Biography; Memoirs; Literary essays; Gender studies: women

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Spot-on observations about domestic, professional, and creative life, taking on the conflicting pressures of modern womanhood... [more]

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The Note Through the Wire: A WWII Prisoner of War, a Resistance Heroine and Their Incredible True Story

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The Note Through the Wire: A WWII Prisoner of War, a Resistance Heroine...

Doug Gold

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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'An unforgettable love story set in perilous circumstances. It is a reminder that even in the most horrific times love will... [more]

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The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave

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The Man Who Was Saturday: The Extraordinary Life of Airey Neave

Patrick Bishop

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Military history

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SOLDIER, ESCAPER, SPYMASTER, POLITICIAN - Airey Neave was assassinated in the House of Commons car park in 1979. Forty years... [more]

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