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King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

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King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

Janet L. Nelson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

Hardback

Charles, king of the Franks, is one of the most remarkable figures ever to rule a European super-state. That is why he is... [more]

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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

Philip Mansel

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

Hardback

Louis XIV wanted to conquer time and space - to push the borders of France which he inherited out into Flanders, Burgundy... [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]

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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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The Briefing

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The Briefing

Sean Spicer

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Political campaigning & advertising

Paperback

The Briefing taps into Spicer's first-hand experience in the front row of the Trump campaign and presidency, shedding new... [more]

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Defying The Nazis

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Defying The Nazis

Artemis Joukowsky, Ken Burns

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Second World War; Christian mission & evangelism

Hardback

This official companion to the Ken Burns film Defying the Nazis tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary... [more]

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The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan

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The Man Who Knew: The Life & Times of Alan Greenspan

Sebastian Mallaby

Biography: general; Biography: business & industry; Business & Economics

Paperback

Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled... [more]

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Helped Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision...

John Henry

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

Paperback

The scientific life and times of Sir Francis Bacon [more]

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Collins of the Sydney: A Life of Vice-Admiral Sir John Collins

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Collins of the Sydney: A Life of Vice-Admiral Sir John Collins

A. K. MacDougall

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military

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One of the first intake of teenage cadet-midshipmen to enter the new Royal Australian Naval College, in 1913, John Collins... [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

Hardback

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

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the...

Nathalia Holt

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Astronautics

Hardback

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. [more]

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Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

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Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

Thornton McCamish

Biography; Biography: general

Hardback

A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also... [more]

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Passage to Pusan: One Mother's 15,000km Journey to Find the Final Resting Place of Her War Hero Son

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Passage to Pusan: One Mother's 15,000km Journey to Find the Final Resting...

Louise Evans

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military

Paperback

<div> Strong, big-hearted and Hollywood handsome, Vincent Healy carries the pride of his large Brisbane family on his muscular... [more]

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The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine

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The Fight: A Secret Service Agent's Inside Account of Security Failings...

Dan Bongino

Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Crime & criminology; Politics & government

Hardback

The New York Times bestseller! The Fight shines a much needed light on the troubling games DC politicians and insiders play... [more]

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist

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This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist...

Robert Young

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences

Paperback

The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he... [more]

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The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

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The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy...

David Nasaw

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas

Hardback

Examines the life of Joseph P Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. This book tells... [more]

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The King's War

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The King's War

Mark Logue, Peter Conradi

Biography; Biography: royalty

Paperback

The extraordinary follow-up to the international bestseller The King's Speech [more]

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Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television

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Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television

Louis Theroux

Television; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Advocate - Biography

Paperback

A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, taking us on a weird and wonderful journey through... [more]

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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Andrew Ridgeley

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

Paperback

Wham! were the band that never underestimated the power of pop, nor the healing powers it possessed. In 1981, what started... [more]

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The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from the CEO of the Walt Disney Company

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The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from the CEO of the...

Robert Iger

Autobiography: business & industry; Business & Economics; Management: leadership & motivation; Cinema industry

Paperback

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER_____________________________The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019,... [more]

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Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame

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Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame

Matthew Dennison

Biography; Biography: literary

Paperback

The story of Kenneth Grahame, author of the children's classic Wind in the Willows, and of the vision of English pastoral... [more]

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Reagan: An American Journey

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Reagan: An American Journey

Bob Spitz

Biography: historical, political & military; History

Paperback

From New York Times-bestselling author Spitz comes a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made... [more]

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Talking Up a Legacy: Australian Prime Ministers and the Speeches We Remember Them By

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Talking Up a Legacy: Australian Prime Ministers and the Speeches We Remember...

Tom Clark

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

Paperback

When you change the government, you change the country, Paul Keating declared. It reminds us that the outlook and actions... [more]

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The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee

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The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and...

Sam Kashner, Nancy J. Schoenberger

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; History of the Americas

Paperback

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else-Jackie... [more]

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The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

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The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

Jane Leavy

Biography: sport; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Sports & outdoor recreation; Baseball

Paperback

From award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Leavy comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth--the man Roger Angell... [more]

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