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              Books by Lawrence Wright

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              The End of October

              The End of October (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

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              When Henry Parsons - microbiologist, epidemiologist - travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual H...ajj to Mecca.
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              ISBN 9781787634213
              Released AU 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace in the Middle East

              Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace in the Middle East (Paperback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

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              A gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference and the first peace treaty agreement in the modern Middle East

              ISBN 9781780747712
              Released AU 23 Sep 2015
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

              The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State (Hardback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

              The Terror Years is a collection of ten powerful pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright, first published in The New Yorker, charting the path of terror in the Middle East from the rise of al-Qaeda to ISIS.

              ISBN 9781472125811
              Released AU 30 Aug 2016
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Perspective in Perspective
               

              Perspective in Perspective (Hardback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

              • RRP: $305.00
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              Originally published in 1983, this book is about the way we see things - or think we do, which is by no means the same - and about the ways in which we have tried to reproduce that visual concept in diagrams, pictures, photographs, films and television. Whatever the medium, if an...y degree of realism is intended, some use of perspective is inevitable, and some understanding of it can aid the appreciation of the result. But here the technicalities of perspective geometry are treated as far as possible non-technically, by a common-sense approach. Students, would-be artists or architects, are warned in the Preface that they will travel second-class in the author's train of thought (the 'general reader' coming first), but they may well find the journey worthwhile in that it provides a background to a subsequent, more detailed studies. Lawrence Wright shows that every form of perspective representation has some innate falsity, but that most such forms offer an adequate makeshift; that rules of geometry often need to be bent; that labour-saving dodges and shortcuts exist. As he says, perspective drawing, like politics, is an art of the possible. In reading this book, beginners may find it all simpler than they had supposed, though the established expert may in some interesting respects find just the opposite. The general reader may thereafter find himself seeing things - and representations of them - in a new light.
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              ISBN 9781138220355
              Released AU 13 Mar 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Psychology Library Editions: Perception
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              The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

              The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State (Paperback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

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              The Terror Years is a collection of ten powerful pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright, first published in The New Yorker, charting the path of terror in the Middle East from the rise of al-Qaeda to ISIS.

              ISBN 9781472125835
              Released AU 10 Jul 2018
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief

              Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

              A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologi...sts--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology. At the book's center, two men whom Wright brings vividly to life, showing how they have made Scientology what it is today: The darkly brilliant science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, whose restless, expansive mind invented a new religion. And his successor, David Miscavige--tough and driven, with the unenviable task of preserving the church after the death of Hubbard. We learn about Scientology's complicated cosmology and special language. We see the ways in which the church pursues celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and how such stars are used to advance the church's goals. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church's clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract. In Going Clear, Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion, and whether Scientology is, in fact, deserving of this constitutional protection. Employing all his exceptional journalistic skills of observation, understanding, and shaping a story into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded yet keenly incisive book that reveals the very essence of what makes Scientology the institution it is.
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              ISBN 9780593069233
              Released AU 18 Jan 2013
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              Warm and Snug: The History of the Bed

              Warm and Snug: The History of the Bed (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Wright, Lawrence

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              This is a detailed and amusing look at the place where we spend a third of our lives - bed! Examples include a Neolithic stone bed from Skara Brae in the Orkneys, ornate early Renaissance beds, a mid-18th century bed from Chippendale's Chinese period and American metal folding be...ds.
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              ISBN 9780750937283
              Released AU 20 May 2004
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
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              Series Sutton History Classics
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              The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11

              The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11 (Paperback, Media tie-in)

              By Wright, Lawrence

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              THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR NEW TV SERIES STARRING JEFF DANIELS AND ALEC BALDWIN This is the definitive account of the run-up to 9/11: from the man who lit the spark of radical Islam in 1948, to those who built up a terror network, and to the FBI agent whos...e warnings of 'something big' coming were ignored until the Twin Towers fell. 'The Looming Tower is a thriller. And it's a tragedy, too' The New York Times 'The most detailed (and thrilling) account we have of the events that led to the destruction of the Twin Towers' Observer, Books of the Year 'Possibly the best book yet written on the rise of al-Qaeda ... beautifully written and wonderfully compelling' William Dalrymple 'We meet some formidable schemers and killers ... fabulists crazed with blood and death' Martin Amis
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              ISBN 9780141989242
              Released AU 2 Apr 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              God Save Texas: A Journey into the Future of America

              God Save Texas: A Journey into the Future of America (Hardback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

              God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a Republican state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (incl...uding the largest number of Muslim adherents in the United States). The cities are Democrat and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports and has an economy only somewhat smaller than Italy's.The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright's profound portrait of the state not only reflects the United States back as it is, but as it was and as it might be.Completed as Texas battles to rebuild after the devastating storm of summer 2017, Lawrence Wright's new book manages to be both delighted and appalled by the place he has lived much of his life.
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              ISBN 9780241325704
              Released AU 30 Apr 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief

              Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief (Hardback)

              By Wright, Lawrence

              'Prisoners of Faith' explores the roots of Scientology, from the life of its eccentric founder, L. Ron Hubbard, to practices of its current leader David Miscavige.

              ISBN 9780593069226
              Released AU 18 Jan 2013
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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