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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge...

Helen Rappaport

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

Hardback

Originally published: Great Britain: Hutchinson, 2016. [more]

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Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane

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Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane

Patrick McGilligan

Film, TV & Radio; Individual film directors, film-makers; Biography: arts & entertainment

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On the centennial of his birth, the defining wunderkind of modern entertainment gets his due in a groundbreaking new biography... [more]

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

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Facts And Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence

James Clapper

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Advocate - History

Paperback

The former Director of National Intelligence's account of the intelligence community's successes--and failures--in facing... [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; Advocate - 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]

$24.99

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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Melinda Gates

Biography; Autobiography: general; Business & management; Self-help & personal development; Advice on careers & achieving success; Advocate - Biography

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A passionate argument for female empowerment by Melinda Gates, one of the world's most admired and respected women. [more]

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Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir

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Kerry O'Brien: A Memoir

Kerry O'Brien

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Press & journalism; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Born the day before the first American occupying troops landed near Tokyo in August 1945, Kerry O'Brien's life has spanned... [more]

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

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Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

Armand D'Angour

Biography: historical, political & military; Classical history & classical civilisation; Philosophy; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Advocate - Philosophy

Paperback

An innovative and insightful exploration of the passionate early life of Socrates and the influences that led him to become... [more]

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Elton John

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Elton John

David Buckley

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

Paperback

More than 50 years into Elton's incredible career, this is the definitive biography of a showbiz legend. [more]

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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

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Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

Michelle Scott Tucker

Biography; Biography: general

Paperback

A groundbreaking portrait of an ordinary English gentlewoman who would go on to become one of Australia's most significant,... [more]

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library

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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal...

Edward Wilson-Lee

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Colonialism & imperialism

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The fascinating history of Christopher Columbus's illegitimate son Hernando, guardian of his father's flame, courtier, bibliophile... [more]

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Milk Blood: A Father's Choice, the Family's Price

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Milk Blood: A Father's Choice, the Family's Price

Adrian Simon

Biography; Autobiography: general; Memoirs; True crime; Family & relationships

Paperback

And how do you think you'd turn out if your father was a convicted heroin trafficker? [more]

$30.00

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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

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Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Anna Pasternak

Biography; Biography: royalty; British & Irish history

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Who was the real Wallis: an opportunistic American social climber, a master manipulator or the true love of Edward's life?... [more]

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The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman

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The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith...

Danielle Clode

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; The natural world, country life & pets

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Award-winning zoologist and author Danielle Clode presents the life of one of Australia's foremost female naturalists, Edith... [more]

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Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The daring young woman who led France's largest spy network against Hitler

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Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The daring young woman who led France's largest...

Lynne Olson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Second World War; Espionage & secret services; Advocate - History

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In 1941, a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became... [more]

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Sunday Times Bestseller...

Jeremy Dronfield

Biography: historical, political & military; Diaries, letters & journals; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; The Holocaust; Jewish studies

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In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he... [more]

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Angel Of Death: Dulcie Markham, Australia's most beautiful bad woman

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Angel Of Death: Dulcie Markham, Australia's most beautiful bad woman

Leigh Straw

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

Hardback

The newspapers called her 'Australia's most beautiful bad woman' and she... [more]

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Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

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Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

Clare Carlisle

Biography; Biography: literary; Biography: religious & spiritual; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Phenomenology & Existentialism; Philosophy of religion

Hardback

Søren Kierkegaard is one of the most passionate and challenging of all modern philosophers, and is often regarded as... [more]

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Australasian & Pacific history; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership

Hardback

A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister. [more]

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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World...

Malala Yousafzai

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; Refugees & political asylum; Migration, immigration & emigration

Paperback

Malala Yousafzai presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with her own story of her displacement in this... [more]

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Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

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Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

Robert A. Caro

Biography; Autobiography: literary; Memoirs; Literary studies: general; Politics & government; Press & journalism

Hardback

Readers already familiar with Caro's work, meanwhile, will be thrilled at the revelations on offer, including how he discovered... [more]

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Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him

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Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman

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

Paperback

Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes of Henry VIII's court and sheds... [more]

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Tina Turner: My Love Story: The Autobiography

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Tina Turner: My Love Story: The Autobiography

Tina Turner

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

Paperback

*** The full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner's 60th year in... [more]

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The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy: The True Story of the Swashbuckling Australian Rogue

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The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy: The True Story of the Swashbuckling Australian...

Frank Walker

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: sport; History

Paperback

Swashbuckler, daredevil racing-car champion, Winter Olympian, gambler, smuggler, scoundrel, stud and suspected Nazi agent... [more]

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King of the Air: The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith

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King of the Air: The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith

Ann Blainey

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Geographical discovery & exploration; Aviation skills & piloting

Hardback

Charles Kingsford Smith was the most commanding flyer of the golden age of aviation. In three short years, he broke records... [more]

$49.99

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More Dashing: Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

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More Dashing: Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Biography; Biography: literary; Diaries, letters & journals; Classic travel writing

Hardback

The second volume of exuberant, lively letters from legendary travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor The first collection of... [more]

$49.99

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