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            Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, The World's Most Wanted Criminal

            Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar, The World's Most Wanted Criminal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Murphy, Steve; Pena, Javier F.

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            The explosive memoir of the two legendary drug enforcement agents responsible for taking down Pablo Escobar and the subject of the hit Netflix series `Narcos'. Javier Pena and Steve Murphy risked their lives hunting large and small drug traffickers in the decades they spent worki...ng for the US Drug Enforcement Administration. But their biggest challenge was the hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia. The partners, who began their careers as small-town cops, have been immortalised in Netflix's `Narcos', a fictionalised account of their hunt for Escobar. Now, for the first time, they tell the real story of how they brought down the world's first narco-terrorist and ended the reign of terror of the world's most wanted criminal. Manhunters takes you deep inside the inner workings of the Search Bloc, the joint Colombian-US task force that resulted in an intensive 18-month operation that tracked Escobar. Between July 1992 and December 1993, Pena and Murphy lived on the edge, setting up camp in Medellin at the Carlos Holguin Military Academy. There, they lived and worked with the Colombian authorities, hunting down a man thought to be untouchable. Their terrifying first-hand experience coupled with stories from the DEA's de-classified files on the search for Escobar forms the beating heart of Manhunters, a gripping account of how two determined and courageous agents risked everything to capture the world's most wanted man. Praise for Manhunters`A riveting account of two brave DEA Agents who put their lives, along with their families' lives, on the line to fight the war on drugs. A must read on the take down of Pablo Escobar.' Joe Pistone, a.k.a. Donnie Brasco `A fast-paced tale by two agents who had the inside track on bringing down the most wanted man in recent US history.' Bruce Porter, New York Times bestselling author of Blow `Steve and Javier's experience on the front lines of the war on drugs over the last thirty years made them an invaluable source of information for a n
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            ISBN 9781760853228
            Published AU 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Book of Gutsy Women

            The Book of Gutsy Women (Hardback)

            By Clinton, Hillary Rodham; Clinton, Chelsea

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            She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. Go ahead, ask your question, her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, You're my hero. Who's yours? Many people-especially girls-have asked us that same question over the years. It's one of our fav...orite topics. HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible. CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends' moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historia
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            ISBN 9781760852177
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation
             

            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tedeschi, Mark

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            ISBN 9781925310221
            Published AU 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Human Kindness: True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience

            Human Kindness: True stories that reveal the depths of the human experience (Hardback)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

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            Sourced from around the world, these 25 true stories about acts of kindness - both the everyday and the extraordinary - explore all that is best about human nature.

            ISBN 9781925820058
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Series Timeless Wisdom
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            Ten Feet Tall and Not Quite Bulletproof: Drug Busts and Helicopter Rescues - One Cop's Extraordinary True Story
             

            Ten Feet Tall and Not Quite Bulletproof: Drug Busts and Helicopter Rescues - One Cop's Extraordinary True Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Hardiman, Cameron

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            • Pub Date
              28 Jan 20

            As a member of Victoria Police's Air Wing, Cameron Hardiman felt like he was ten feet tall and bulletproof. The air wing brought him plenty of excitement and drama - from searching for missing aircraft to accidentally discovering marijuana crops to working with paramedics. But it... also brought him plenty of trauma ...
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            ISBN 9780733642395
            Published AU 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Cold Case Investigations

            Cold Case Investigations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mallett, Xanthe

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            Leading forensic anthropologist Dr Xanthe Mallett brings a fresh perspective to seven of Australia's most intriguing cold cases.

            ISBN 9781760784836
            Published AU 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer
             

            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Bretherton, Tanya

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              25 Feb 20

            From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades.

            ISBN 9780733642388
            Published AU 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            Series The Australian Crime Vault
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            Love and Loss: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
             

            Love and Loss: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience (Hardback)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

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              1 Mar 20

            Explore 25 real-life stories of love and loss. Discover the events that shaped each author, together with inspiring reminders of what makes us all inherently human.

            ISBN 9781925820072
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Series Timeless Wisdom
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            The Cave: The Inside Story of the Amazing Thai Cave Rescue

            The Cave: The Inside Story of the Amazing Thai Cave Rescue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cochrane, Liam

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            Twelve boys and one coach; ten kilometres of tunnels; one huge rescue effort. When a team of soccer players from the Wild Boar Academy Football Club - a scrappy club of undocumented migrants and outcasts - became stranded behind rising water in a labyrinthine Thai cave system, th...ey set in train a drama that would captivate the world. Nine days later, still trapped in the dark without food, and with only water leaking through the walls to drink, their survival seemed unlikely. Yet against the odds a team of determined divers traversed floodwaters and narrow cave-ways to locate the boys - alive and hopeful. And so began one of the most daring rescues the world has seen. ABC foreign correspondent Liam Cochrane was on the ground as the dramatic events unfolded. Using his local knowledge and firsthand connections, he puts us at the centre of the story, as we witness the boys' agonising wait, the divers' battle against muddy currents, the race to pump out flooded caves, and the work of the often-quirky international experts who flew in to help. He also reveals un-reported or little-known information about the families; the background politics; the near misses and tragedies; the burn-out; the triumph; and what the future holds for a bunch of children and their coach - whose fun excursion after soccer practice turned suddenly deadly.
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            ISBN 9780733340130
            Published AU 7 Dec 2018
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Wrath
             

            Wrath (Paperback)

            By Davies, Anne

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            A meaty, challenging book for teenage boys. Luca has been sent to a juvenile detention centre for the murder of his parents and no one knows why he did it.

            ISBN 9780987607737
            Published AU 5 Jul 2014
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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