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              The Lost Boys
               

              The Lost Boys (Hardback)

              By Byrnes, Paul

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              In the First World War of 1914-1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent's signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Li...ke Peter Pan's lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories. This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck. A unique perspective on the First World War, THE LOST BOYS is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.
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              ISBN 9781925870503
              Published AU 29 Oct 2019
              Publisher Affirm Press
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              Any Ordinary Day: Blindsides, Resilience and What Happens After the Worst Day of Your Life

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

              By Sales, Leigh

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              As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable eac...h of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows. Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.
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              ISBN 9781760893637
              Published AU 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              To Plea or Not to Plea: The Story of Rick Gates and the Mueller Investigation

              To Plea or Not to Plea: The Story of Rick Gates and the Mueller Investigation (Paperback)

              By Barak, Daphne

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              Daphne Barak goes behind the scenes of the Mueller report into Russian interference in the US Presidential election, revealing how one of the key witnesses was turned by the special counsel, and how the ordeal affected his life. On the morning the first indictments of the Mueller... investigation were handed down, Rick Gates had two choices: either stand trial for thirty-two counts of serious federal crimes, all of which concerned work with Paul Manafort, or take a plea deal and surrender himself to the special counsel. Having been abandoned by Manafort and forced to stand for his crimes alone, Gates took the deal. Then the real trouble began. As soon as Gates pled guilty, Barak writes, he became the property of the special counsel's office. He was forced to be 'on call' at all times, and he gave more than 300 hours of recorded testimony. He was forced to abandon his cancer-stricken wife in her time of need, and gave up valuable time with his children. But with the help of his friends and family, he came out the other side stronger, finally ready to tell his story for the first time.
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              ISBN 9781760792060
              Published AU 2 Nov 2019
              Publisher New Holland Publishers
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              Able: fully updated edition

              Able: fully updated edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Alcott, Dylan

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              The incredible life of an astonishing athlete - fully updates Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always had a pos...itive attitude to life. So when he discovered sport, he'd have a go at anything and could always be found at the centre of the action, giving his best and playing to win. Then he tried wheelchair basketball and tennis and was hooked. Fast forward ten years or so, and the now three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Order of Australia recipient, Grand Slam tennis champion and philanthropist combines elite sport with a love for music (he's a triple j radio announcer and is famous for his crowd surfing). But Dylan's greatest passion is changing the way those with disabilities are perceived, and to inspire young people - whether they have disabilities or are able-bodied - to achieve their dreams. It's a passion that drives him every day of his life. In this fully updated edition of Able, Dylan shares his story. It's the tale of someone who's proud of who he is, who has a go, does everything with heart and soul, who always sees the upside and never takes himself too seriously. As inspiring, honest and funny as its author, Able proves that for every one thing you can't do, there are 10,000 other things that you can.
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              ISBN 9780733340550
              Published AU 18 Nov 2019
              Publisher ABC Books
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              The Witches Are Coming

              The Witches Are Coming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By West, Lindy

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              From the very moment powerful men on top started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations have been raging from every corner: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestsell...ing memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head: FINE, IF YOU INSIST. THIS IS A WITCH HUNT. WE'RE WITCHES, AND WE'RE HUNTING YOU. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West suggest that Americans reckon with the dark truths that they've long left unexamined. She writes, We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form--like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'--white American voters and the electoral college and a few Russian troll farms shoved an incompetent, racist con-man into the White House. West unpacks the complicated, and sometimes tragic, journey and politics of not being a white man in the 21st century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics. At once side-splittingly funny and irresistibly thought-provoking, The Witches Are Coming provides all the kindling to burn America's restrictive and outdated social norms to the ground. Lindy West lights the match.
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              ISBN 9781760875374
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die

              1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              General editor Heptinstall, Simon

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              This latest book in the hugely popular 1001 series showcases the world's best designed and most important cars. With stunning full-solour photography representing the highest achievements of car design and visceral descriptions of what it is like to turn the key and rev the engin...e, this collection is the next best thing to a test drive. Strap yourself in for a cavalcade of the fastest, biggest, smallest, most expensive, and most innovative motorized vehicles ever produced. Arranged by date of launch and packed with beautiful photographs, incisive writing, and specification tables, this truly global guide offers a lush visual history of the automobile and highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers, engineering feats, and designers, and the interplay between popular culture and car design. Discover the extraordinary contraptions that started it all more than one hundred years ago and marvel over today's most spectacular supercars. Read the remarkable stories behind the most famous Ferraris and Porsches and then explore the little-known, unsung heroes of motoring history, too. Survey the cars chosen by stars, millionaires, and world leaders. Admire James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder, and Al Capone's Cadillac V16. 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die reveals the stories behind the cars, the geniuses who designed them, the companies and factories who built them, and the people who drove them. It will keep you dreaming about cars forever.
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              ISBN 9781760525330
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Murdoch Books
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              Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon

              Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon (Hardback)

              By Mundle, Rob

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              Sydney Hobart Yacht Race : A biography of a sporting icon is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges.

              ISBN 9780733339820
              Published AU 18 Nov 2019
              Publisher ABC Books
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              The Best Kind of Beautiful

              The Best Kind of Beautiful (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Whiting, Frances

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              The second novel from the author of Walking on Trampolines: 'tender, bittersweet' - Liane Moriarty.

              ISBN 9781743535134
              Published AU 29 Oct 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it

              Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Challen, Craig; Harris, Richard

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              'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its bre...ath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
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              ISBN 9781760890957
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music: The Story of My Life and My Music

              Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music: The Story of My Life and My Music (Hardback, Not for Online)

              By Roach, Archie

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              A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader.

              ISBN 9781760850166
              Published AU 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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