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Biography: general

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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

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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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The Solace of Open Spaces

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The Solace of Open Spaces

Gretel Ehrlich

Biography: general; Memoirs; The countryside, country life; Farm & working animals; Travel & holiday

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A stunning classic memoir set in the American West, Ehrlich's account of living in Wyoming includes sheep herding alone across... [more]

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Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Alan Paul, Andy Aledort

Music; Rock & Pop music; Biography: arts & entertainment

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The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with a foreword by Chris Layton, epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan,... [more]

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The Killer Across the Table

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The Killer Across the Table

John Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Biography; Autobiography: general; True crime

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`John Douglas is the FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling, and one of the most exciting figures in law enforcement... [more]

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

Eric Idle

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Humour

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From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir... [more]

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Australia's First Naturalists: Indigenous Peoples' Contribution to Early Zoology

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Australia's First Naturalists: Indigenous Peoples' Contribution to Early...

Penny Olsen, Lynette Russell

Biography: historical, political & military; History

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Would Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson have ever crossed the Blue Mountains without the help of the local Aboriginal people?... [more]

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Winning for Women: A Personal Story

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Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Iola Mathews

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military

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What was it like to be involved in the heady days of `second wave' feminism in Australia, when the role of women at home... [more]

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Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler 1957-1990

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Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler 1957-1990

Geoff Page

Individual actors & performers; Biography: arts & entertainment; Poetry; Poetry by individual poets

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The short but remarkable career of American jazz guitarist, Emily Remler (1957-1990), ended with her death, amid still-disputed... [more]

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My Story

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My Story

Julia Gillard

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Feminism & feminist theory; Politics & government; International relations

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`I was prime minister for three years and three days. Here we see what lay behind the resilience and dignified courage Gillard... [more]

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Henry VIII and the men who made him: The secret history behind the Tudor throne

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Henry VIII and the men who made him: The secret history behind the Tudor...

Tracy Borman

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

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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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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

Eileen McNamara

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Gender studies: women; Politics & government; Political activism

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In this revelation of a biography (USA TODAY), a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice... [more]

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

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Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

Erik Jensen

Individual artists, art monographs; Biography; Biography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs

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An unflinching portrait of talent and addiction. In 2008 the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in... [more]

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West Island: Five twentieth-century New Zealanders in Australia

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West Island: Five twentieth-century New Zealanders in Australia

Stephanie Johnson

Biography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Travel & holiday

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Five notable twentieth-century New Zealanders who made their lives in Australia are the subject of this fascinating biographical... [more]

$39.95

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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

Clare Pollard

Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Literary companions; Publishing industry

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What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in... [more]

$32.99

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And How are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

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And How are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

Lawrence Weschler

Biography; Biography: science, technology & engineering; Doctor patient relationship; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology

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The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own greatest patient. [more]

$39.99

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Nelson's Arctic Voyage: The Royal Navy's first polar expedition 1773

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Nelson's Arctic Voyage: The Royal Navy's first polar expedition 1773

Peter Goodwin

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Maritime history; Military & naval ships; Geographical discovery & exploration

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In the summer of 1773 the 14-year old Horatio Nelson took part in an expedition to the Arctic, which came close to ending... [more]

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A Lot with a Little

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A Lot with a Little

Tim Costello

Biography; Autobiography: religious & spiritual; Christian life & practice

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In this evocative memoir, Tim Costello explores the people and experiences that have shaped him into a socially active fighter... [more]

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JPY: The Autobiography

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JPY: The Autobiography

John Paul Young

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment

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A memoir of iconic Australian singer and performer John Paul Young. John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artistS in Australian... [more]

$34.99

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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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Hay Fuego En Los Astros

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Hay Fuego En Los Astros

Anita Shreve

Biography: general; Languages & ESL

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De la autora en superventas del New York Times, con The Weight of Water y The Pilot's Wife, una nueva novela exquisitamente... [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]

$32.99

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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]

$18.99

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Panzer Commander Hermann Balck: Germany's Master Tactician

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Panzer Commander Hermann Balck: Germany's Master Tactician

Stephen Robinson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Land forces & warfare

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A history of one of the world's greatest armoured warfare commanders. During World War II, Hermann Balck (1897-1982) commanded... [more]

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Frederick the Second: Wonder of the World 1194-1250

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Frederick the Second: Wonder of the World 1194-1250

Ernst Kantorowicz

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

Hardback

A reissue of the bestselling life of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick the Second, with a new introduction by Dan Jones. [more]

$49.99

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