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Paul Keating is widely credited as the chief architect of the most significant period of political and economic reform in Australia's history. Twenty years on, there is still no story from the horse's mouth of how it all came about. No autobiography. No memoir. Yet he is the supreme stor... read more

Keating
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On the coldest morning of the year, Vicki Myron found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the night drop box of the library where she worked, and her life -- and the town of Spencer, Iowa -- would never be the same. Vicki was a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm... read more

Dewey: The Small-town Library-cat Who Touched the World
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At the age of 18, Beryl Markham, then Clutterbuck, was the first woman in Africa to be granted a racehorse trainer's licence; she was still active as a trainer until her death in 1986. She took up flying in 1931, inventing big game hunting by air, and in September 1936 she made world headlines by beco... read more

West with the Night
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William Taubman's brilliant biography of one of the key figures of the Soviet Union is a study in contrasts - how the boy from a peasant background rose to the heights of power; how a single-minded, ambitious political player survived twenty years under Stalin; how he opened up to the Wes... read more

Khrushchev
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'It is a fascinating tale of love and passion, courage and perfidy, ambitions and progressive politics, told against a background of world and national events.' - The Hon. Michael Kirby, Past Justice of the High Court of Australia Mark Aarons comes from Australia's leading activist family- his father,... read more

Family File                     ???
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Awards:Winner of Melbourne University Publishing Award 2007 (Australia) and Dobbie Literary Award 2008 (Australia). Short-listed for for the 2007 National Literary Awards 2009 (Australia) and Biography of the Year (Australian Book Industry Awards) 2008 (Australia).

Arthur Boyd's legacy is a collection of masterpieces that define the history of Australian art in the last century. But the man himself - enigmatic, inarticulate, modest - has remained in the shadows until now. Based on over six years of meticulous research and hundreds of interviews, Darleen Bungey s... read more

Arthur Boyd : A Life
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Reading Level:General Adult

A remarkably warm-hearted, uplifting and inspiring story of one boy's survival against the odds. Abdi's world fell apart when he was only fifteen and Somalia's vicious civil war hit Mogadishu. Unable to find his family and effectively an orphan, he fled with some sixty others,heading to Kenya. On the ... read more

Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man
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The trilogy that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. Three classic tales of childhood on an island paradise - My Family and Other Animals, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods by G... read more

The Corfu Trilogy (My Family & Other Animals; Birds, Beasts & Relatives; The Garden Of The Gods)
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Awards:Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2013.

In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean Inbecame a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. San... read more

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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Cameraman Willie Phua has unflinchingly stood beside a bevy of ABC correspondents in Asia, recording murderous race riots in Singapore and Malaysia, genocide in East Pakistan, bloody coups in Thailand, the assassination of Indira Gandhi in India, the rise of People's Power in the Philippines and the w... read more

Capturing Asia
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Growing Up Bin Laden
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A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu's Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Iceberg Slim's life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. It is a trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale--the dangers of... read more

Pimp : The Story of My Life
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