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True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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Schindler's Ark: Hachette Essentials

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Schindler's Ark: Hachette Essentials

Thomas Keneally

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Second World War fiction; Historical fiction; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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The Hachette Essentials Edition of Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler's Ark - the book behind Oscar-winning... [more]

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Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East

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Angels of Mercy: Far West & Far East

Lynette Ramsay Silver

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History

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Angels of Mercy tells the story of two Australian nursing sisters. [more]

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Castaway: The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858

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Castaway: The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young...

Robert Macklin

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Advocate - History

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The astonishing and unknown story of Narcisse Pelletier - a French cabin boy cast away in 1858 on the Daintree coast of far... [more]

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The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz

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The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz...

Jack Fairweather

Biography: historical, political & military; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; The Holocaust

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In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission... [more]

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

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 story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps not once but more than... [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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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 Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Michael Scott Moore

Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Religion & politics; Human rights

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With echoes of Catch-22 and Black Hawk Down, author and former hostage Michael Scott Moore masterfully walks a fine line between... [more]

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Beyond the Outback: Gulf Women of Remote North West Queensland

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Beyond the Outback: Gulf Women of Remote North West Queensland

Bronwyn Blake

Biography; True stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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Twenty women share their incredible stories of surviving and thriving in the remote Australian 'Gulf Country'. [more]

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

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The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; African history; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Refugees & political asylum

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When Clemantine Wamariya was six years old, her world was torn apart. they sought refuge where they could find it, and escaped... [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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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History of the Americas; History of other lands; Travel & holiday

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Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover --Title page verso. [more]

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The Cave: The Inside Story of the Amazing Thai Cave Rescue

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The Cave: The Inside Story of the Amazing Thai Cave Rescue

Liam Cochrane

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Caving & potholing

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Twelve lost boys, their coach, and the heroes who rescued them.<br /><br... [more]

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Under the Wire

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Under the Wire

Paul Conroy

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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The definitive account of the tragic death of Marie Colvin and a war photographer's harrowing and daring escape from one of... [more]

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No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter, the First Tiger Conservationist

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No Beast So Fierce: The Champawat Tiger and Her Hunter, the First Tiger...

Dane Huckelbridge

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Asian history; Colonialism & imperialism; Mathematics & Sciences; Hunting or shooting animals & game

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The deadliest animal of all time meets the world's most legendary hunter in a classic battle between man and wild. But this... [more]

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Outback Adventures: Tales from the Top End and Beyond

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Outback Adventures: Tales from the Top End and Beyond

Matt Wright

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Prose: non-fiction; Conservation of wildlife & habitats

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Rescuing endangered species, piloting choppers and coming nose-to-snout with some of Australia's deadliest creatures is all... [more]

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The Great Cave Rescue: The Extraordinary Story of the Thai Boy Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave for 18 Days

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The Great Cave Rescue: The Extraordinary Story of the Thai Boy Soccer Team...

James Massola

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Caving & potholing

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Keen to go exploring after soccer practice, the boys of the Wild Boars soccer team ignored the sign at the cave entrance warning... [more]

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Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life

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Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst...

Leigh Sales

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don?t know we have. [more]

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Love as Always, Mum xxx: The true and terrible story of surviving a childhood with Fred and Rose West

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Love as Always, Mum xxx: The true and terrible story of surviving a childhood...

Mae West

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Child abuse

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The true story of an abused childhood, of shocking brutality and life as the daughter of notorious serial killer, and master... [more]

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Unbreakable Threads: The true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family

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Unbreakable Threads: The true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy...

Emma Adams

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Refugees & political asylum

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The remarkable true story of an Australian mother's fight to free an unaccompanied Hazara boy from detention, and include... [more]

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The White Darkness

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The White Darkness

David Grann

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Geographical discovery & exploration; Travel & holiday

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By the Sunday Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in... [more]

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The Choice

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The Choice

Edith Eger

Biography; Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; The Holocaust

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THE AWARDWINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Little dancer', Mengele says, `dance for me''One of those rare and eternal stories... [more]

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Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable Crusade to Keep All Our Children Safe

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Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable...

Ralph Kelly, Kathy Kelly

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Violence in society; Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy

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On a winter's night in July 2012, Kathy and Ralph Kelly received a phone call no parent should ever have to answer. It was... [more]

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Ditch the Dead Weight: How My Toughest Choice Became My Greatest Mission

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Ditch the Dead Weight: How My Toughest Choice Became My Greatest Mission...

Mike Rolls

Biography; Autobiography: general; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival

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Often in personal or professional development the sole focus is how to get more of something. Mike turns this idea on its... [more]

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The Forgotten Dead: The true story of Exercise Tiger, the disastrous rehearsal for D-Day

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The Forgotten Dead: The true story of Exercise Tiger, the disastrous rehearsal...

Ken Small, Mark Rogerson

True war & combat stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Second World War

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Bestselling true story of the fiasco of the D-Day landings exercise in Devon in 1944 in which over 1,000 soldiers were killed... [more]

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