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            The Happiest Man on Earth

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

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            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Miracle Typist

            The Miracle Typist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Silver, Leon

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            In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war. Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ground and air forces are bearing down on his country, Jew Tolek Klings vows to return ...to his wife, Klara, and son, Juliusz. However, when the Luftwaffe's bombs start falling and the Polish cause looks hopelessly lost, Tolek finds himself under fire from his supposed brothers in arms. The Polish army is rife with anti-Semitism and he is relentlessly tormented. As the Germans cross the border, he is faced with a terrible dilemma: flee to protect his family - and risk being shot as a deserter - or ride out the war, hoping rumours of women and children being spared in the concentration camps are true. What follows is an odyssey that will take Tolek from a Hungarian internment camp, where his ability to type spares him from the frontline, on to Palestine, Beirut, Egypt, Tobruk and Italy. A broken telegram from Klara, ending with the haunting words, 'We trouble', pushes him to the brink.
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            ISBN 9781760854355
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

            Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Trump, Mary L., Ph.D

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            The extraordinary inside story from Donald Trump's only niece of the factors that helped make the US president into the world's most dangerous man

            ISBN 9781471190148
            Released AU 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home
             

            Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Jimmy

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            From the rock legend turned master storyteller, this collection of non-fiction short stories is vintage Jimmy. Stories of adventure, misadventure, love and loss from the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man. Outrageous,... witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns from an epic life - a dazzling collection of tall tales, out-takes and B-sides from one of Australia's finest storytellers.
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            ISBN 9781460759486
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy

            The Happiest Refugee: My Journey from Tragedy to Comedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Do, Anh

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            Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat.

            ISBN 9781742372389
            Published AU 1 Sep 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman

            El Jefe: The Stalking of Chapo Guzman (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Feuer, Alan

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            As portrayed in the hit Netflix series Narcos, Guzman was the most legendary and notorious of the deadly Mexican cartel leaders. As leader of the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel, he was one of the most dangerous men in the world. His nickname El Chapo translates as 'shorty', but there... was no question about his power as El Jefe, 'The Boss'. His fearless climb to power, his brutality, his charm, his taste for luxury, his penchant for disguise, his multiple dramatic prison escapes, his unlikely encounters with Sean Penn-all of these burnished the image of the world's most famous outlaw. It's not surprising that his story inspired the writers of a top-rating drama. El Chapo's Robin Hood-like appearances at rural Mexican restaurants to the unlikely role a twenty-four year old 'IT guy' played in his downfall - make for a surprising, cinematic story. He was finally captured by US and Mexican law enforcement in a daring operation years in the making. From El Chapo's humble origins to his conviction in a Brooklyn courthouse, this is the definitive story of his life by the New York Times criminal justice reporter Alan Feuer's whose gripping coverage of his trial went viral. There will be other 'El Chapo' narratives, but author Alan Feuer is in a unique position. Feuer's mastery of the complex facts of the case, his unparalleled access to confidential sources in law enforcement in both the US and Mexico, and his powerful understanding of disturbing larger themes-what this one man's life says about drugs, walls, class and money -will ensure that this is the one book to read about 'El Chapo'.
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            ISBN 9781760857158
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species

            The Last Lions of Africa: Stories from the Frontline in the Battle to Save a Species (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ham, Anthony

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            In 2011, Australian journalist Anthony Ham embarked on a journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into Sub-Saharan wilderness, seeking answers from conservation researchers, zoologists, local ...activists, and traditional peoples alike as to why lions are disappearing and what can be done to save them from extinction. In The Last Lions, Anthony brings readers with him on his quest, along the way revealing the latest extraordinary science surrounding the earth's dwindling lion populations and their surprising relationship to mankind. Each chapter is part gripping campfire story, part deeply researched investigation of lion habitats, and a jumping off point to explore larger mysteries of the natural world. Through Anthony's vivid storytelling - which weaves together natural history, ancient lore, and multidisciplinary science - we glimpse a world where human populations are growing and wild lands are shrinking; where lions and indigenous peoples fight not for reign of the land but for their very existence. By the book's end, readers will be enlightened, entertained, and engaged with the fate of these embattled creatures and the surprising ways they might be saved.
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            ISBN 9781760875756
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            One Bright Moon

            One Bright Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kwong, Andrew

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            From famine to freedom, how a young boy fled Chairman Mao's China to a new life in Australia Andrew Kwong was only eight when he witnessed his first execution. The desperate scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's new China. Ye...t he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would be saved. That's what his teacher told him. Months later, it was his own father on trial. This time the sentence was banishment to a re-education camp, not death. Yet it left the family tainted, despised, and with few means of survival during the terrible years of persecution and famine known as the Great Leap Forward. Escape seemed the only solution, and it would be twelve-year-old Andrew who undertook the perilous journey first. This is the poignant, resonant story of a young boy's awakening - to survival, education, fulfilment, and eventually to a new life of freedom in Australia.
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            ISBN 9781460758625
            Published AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations)

            Happy (and other ridiculous aspirations) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitt, Turia

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            What's the greatest quest of humanity? No, it's not the Knights Templar, or life on Mars, or the perfect pair of jeans. I suspect that the number one thing you're searching for in your life is ... happiness. Why do I suspect that? Because thousands of people have told me. So, I s...et out on a dragon-free quest to prove if 'happy' is, actually, an attainable goal, and not just a ridiculous aspiration. In this book, with her characteristic humour and gutsy intelligence,* Turia Pitt goes on a quest to answer the question, Is it possible to be happier? What does she discover on her journey? Well, look, that's why we want you to buy the bloody book, but we can tell you that it entails, among other things, practising gratitude, working on kindness, strengthening your relationships and accepting the hard times and down days. Turia unpacks all of the above with easy-to-implement tips and strategies, hilarious insights into her own life and relationships, and introduces us to some of the world's most interesting people along the way. *She made us say that.
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            ISBN 9781760892883
            Published AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Romulus My Father
             

            Romulus My Father (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Drake, Nick

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            Based on Raimond Gaita's memoir, this work tells the story of Romulus, his wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son.

            ISBN 9780868198101
            Published AU 1 May 2007
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
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