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              Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope

              Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope (Paperback)

              By Adut, Deng Thiak; With McKelvey, Ben

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              The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope - for readers aged 10 to 14. Deng Adut's family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the a...ge most Australian children are starting school, Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People's Liberation Army. He began a harsh, relentless military training that saw this young boy trained to use an AK-47 and sent into battle. He lost the right to be a child. He lost the right to learn. The things Deng saw over those years will stay with him forever. He suffered from cholera, malaria and numerous other debilitating illnesses but still he had to fight. A child soldier is expected to kill or be killed and Deng almost died a number of times. He survived being shot in the back. The desperation and loneliness was overwhelming. He thought he was all alone. But Deng was rescued from war by his brother John. Hidden in the back of a truck, he was smuggled out of Sudan and into Kenya. Here he lived in refugee camps until he was befriended by an Australian couple. With their help and the support of the UN, Deng Adut came to Australia as a refugee. Despite physical injuries and mental trauma he grabbed the chance to make a new life. He worked in a local service station and learnt English watching The Wiggles. He taught himself to read and started studying at TAFE. In 2005 he enrolled in a Bachelor of Law at Western Sydney University. He became the first person in his family to graduate from university. This is an inspiring story of a man who has overcome deadly adversity to become a lawyer and committed worker for the disenfranchised, helping refugees in Western Sydney. It is an important reminder of the power of compassion and the benefit to us all when we open our doors and our hearts to fleeing war, persecution and trauma.
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              ISBN 9780734419620
              Published AU 23 Jul 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life: The remarkable story of the trailblazing ocean conservationist, photographer and shark expert
               

              Valerie Taylor: An Adventurous Life: The remarkable story of the trailblazing ocean conservationist, photographer and shark expert (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

              By Taylor, Valerie; McKelvey, Ben

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              From trainee animator to Spielberg, from Jaws to Blue Lagoon, of falling in love with the ocean and with her husband, Ron, this is the exceptional and unique life story of pioneering marine conservationist, photographer and shark expert Valerie Taylor.

              ISBN 9780733641725
              Published AU 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope

              Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope (Paperback)

              By Adut, Deng Thiak; With McKelvey, Ben

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              The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, Australian lawyer, and man of hope.

              ISBN 9780733640520
              Published AU 31 Jul 2018
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              The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG

              The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG (Hardback)

              By McKelvey, Ben

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              From his early life as an up-and coming AFL player to his tours of duty in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and his final battle in the dusty Ghawcha village in the Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan - the powerful biography of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, one of Australia's most decorated moder...n soldiers.
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              ISBN 9780733636493
              Published AU 2 Nov 2017
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              Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky
               

              Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Mark; McKelvey, Ben

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              There's more than a few instances in this biography of UFC cult favourite Mark Hunt that make you shake your head in can't-make-this-stuff-up disbelief - Inside Sport A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky! Raw, confronting and hones...t, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage. As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.
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              ISBN 9780733638800
              Published AU 27 Jun 2017
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              Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky
               

              Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hunt, Mark; McKelvey, Ben

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              A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky!

              ISBN 9780733634628
              Published AU 29 Sep 2015
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              The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG

              The Commando: The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKelvey, Ben

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              From his early life as an up-and coming AFL player to his tours of duty in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and his final battle in the dusty Ghawcha village in the Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan - the powerful biography of Cameron Baird, VC, MG, one of Australia's most decorated moder...n soldiers.
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              ISBN 9780733640803
              Published AU 31 Jul 2018
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