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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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            Struggle and Success: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
             

            Struggle and Success: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience (Hardback)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            Explore a global collection of 25 true stories of struggles overcome in the pursuit of success, interwoven with inspiring quotes from notable figures.

            ISBN 9781925820089
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Timeless Wisdom
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            The Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses
             

            The Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses (Paperback)

            By Rees, Peter

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            The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. Now a major six-part television series.

            ISBN 9781760293291
            Published AU 23 Mar 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable Crusade to Keep All Our Children Safe

            Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable Crusade to Keep All Our Children Safe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kelly, Ralph; Kelly, Kathy

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            On a winter's night in July 2012, Kathy and Ralph Kelly received a phone call no parent should ever have to answer. It was the Emergency department of a Sydney hospital, telling them that their eldest son Thomas had been in an altercation and that they were to come at once. Thoma...s had been coward punched by a total stranger within two minutes of getting out of a taxi in Kings Cross, on his way to a private 18th birthday party of a friend. Two days after that first phone call Kathy and Ralph were told that their son had suffered catastrophic head injuries resulting in brain death. They were advised that there was no other option but to switch off his life support. He was 18 years old. In the aftermath of their son's death, Kathy and Ralph became the public face of the campaign to end the drunken violence that plagued Sydney's major nightspots. Along with Premiers Barry O'Farrell and Mike Baird they helped institute the lock out laws that have been a major factor in the reduction of alcohol related deaths and injuries in Darling Harbour, Kings Cross and Sydney's CBD. They were also instrumental in creating Take Kare Safe Spaces ('Kare' with a 'K' after Thomas's initials) for young people in key nightspots, which has now registered over 52,000 interventions since December 2014, what the Kellys call 'sliding door moments', the difference between a young person's life continuing on as normal or degenerating into something terrible. And they were one of the driving forces behind the introduction of tougher sentencing for 'coward-punch' deaths. But their campaigning created a huge toll on their family. Online intimidation, death threats and false news about the mishandling of donations came from those with a stake in the clubs and businesses who were the lock out laws financial losers. When Stuart Kelly, Thomas's younger brother, went for his first night at University of Sydney's St Paul's College, Ralph and Kathy believe the bullying he experienced because of the family's
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            ISBN 9781760632786
            Published AU 6 May 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020
             

            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020 (Hardback)

            By Nelson, Claire

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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds.

            ISBN 9781783253500
            Released AU 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Mercies
             

            The Mercies (Hardback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

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            Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women

            ISBN 9781529005103
            Released AU 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020
             

            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nelson, Claire

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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds. Last year, Claire Nelson made international headlines. She was in her thirties and was beginning to burn out - her hectic London life of work and social activity and stri...ving to do more and do better in the big city was frenetic and stressful. Although she was surrounded by people all of the time, she felt increasingly lonely. When the anxiety she felt finally brought her to breaking point, Claire decided to take some time off and travelled to Joshua Tree Park in California to hike and clear her head. What happened next was something she could never have anticipated. While hiking, Claire fell 30 feet, gravely injuring herself and she lay alone in the desert - mistakenly miles off any trail, without a cell phone signal, fighting for her life. She lay there for four days until she was miraculously rescued - the doctors saying she had only hours to live when she was eventually found. In THINGS I LEARNED FROM FALLING Claire tells her incredible story and what it taught her about loneliness, anxiety and transformation and how to survive it all.
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            ISBN 9781783253760
            Released AU 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world
             

            Kika & Me: How one extraordinary guide dog changed my world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patel, Amit

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            • Pub Date
              25 Feb 20

            The moving true story of Dr Amit Patel, who lost his sight in just thirty-six hours, and Kika, the guide dog who changed his world.

            ISBN 9781529021202
            Released AU 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Mercies

            The Mercies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

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            Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women

            ISBN 9781529005127
            Released AU 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Struggle for Survival
              

            Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Struggle for Survival (Hardback)

            By Duberman, Martin

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            In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people, most... of them gay men, were dead from AIDS-related complications--among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, The Battlefield of AIDS is historian Martin Duberman's poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a white gay Midwesterner who moved to New York, became a leading figure in the organized effort to fight the disease; Hemphill, an African-American gay man in Washington, D.C., contributed to the black gay and lesbian flowering of the Second Harlem Renaissance. Both men died at the age of 38. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, and identity during the AIDS epidemic's bleakest years, The Battlefield of AIDS captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair.
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            ISBN 9781595589453
            Released AU 18 Mar 2014
            Publisher The New Press
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