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            Across The Plains
              

            Across The Plains (Hardback)

            By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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            Across The Plains is a classic American travelogue by Robert Louis Stevenson. This travel journal contains 12 chapters, each a story or essay unto itself. The title chapter is the longest, and is divided into 7 subsections. It describes Stevenson's arrival at New York as an immig...rant, along with hundreds of other Europeans.
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            ISBN 9781774413449
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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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 (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

            By Mckelvey, Valerie Taylor with Ben

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            At 83 years old, Valerie Taylor has lived a big, bold adventurous life. Born in Australia, Valerie spent a great deal of her childhood in New Zealand. A talented artist, she dropped out of school when she contracted polio and was saved by Sister Elizabeth Kenny's treatment plan; ...it was two years before she could walk unaided. When Valerie was fifteen, she found work as an animator and moved back to Australia with her family. All the while she thrived on being close to the ocean, and was a keen spear fisher. In the 1950s, she met Ron Taylor and then her real adventures started. Together they sailed all over the world, photographing and filming their travels for magazines, TV and movies, and making many documentaries. Valerie and Ron became interested in conservation, and focused on sharks in particular. They did all the shark work on Jaws, and James Cameron decided he wanted to become a filmmaker because of Valerie and her husband. Valerie is working with the brilliant Ben Mckelvey to share her story of falling in love with the ocean and with her husband, Ron. From trainee animator to Spielberg, from JAWS to BLUE LAGOON, this is the remarkable story of an incredible woman.
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            ISBN 9780369335043
            Released AU 24 Mar 2020
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            Husna's Story: Why I Forgave my Wife's Killer
              

            Husna's Story: Why I Forgave my Wife's Killer (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

            By Ahmed, Farid

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            The couple had been praying when a gunman burst into the mosque. He shot and killed 51 people that day and injured many others. In this book Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, tells Husna's story, including the day of the attack. Farid describes the selflessness and bravery with which... Husna lived her life. As well as looking after her daughter and paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women and running classes for children. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day, after she had already led other women and children to safety. Husna's husband, quite remarkably, forgives the alleged killer. Farid's philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how faith and humanity can be tools for navigating even the most horrific of tragedies.
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            ISBN 9780369335074
            Released AU 23 Mar 2020
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            The Ghost And The Bounty Hunter

            The Ghost And The Bounty Hunter (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

            By Courtenay, Adam; Read by Derum, John

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            Just after Christmas 1803, convict William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the six-foot-five former soldier near death. B...elieving he was a lost kinsman returned from the dead, they took him in, and for thirty-two years Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods to survive. The outside world finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, after John Batman, a bounty hunter from Van Diemen's Land, arrived in the area, seeking to acquire and control the perfect pastureland around the bay. What happened next saw the Wadawurrung betrayed and Buckley eventually broken. The theft of Kulin country would end in the birth of a city. The frontier wars had begun. By the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was, The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter is a fascinating and poignant true story from Australian colonial history.
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            ISBN 9780655671114
            Published AU 23 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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            Kobe Bryant
              

            Kobe Bryant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lime, Harry

            • RRP: $41.99
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            Kobe Bean Bryant, born on August 23rd, 1978, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, was a professional basketball player. A shooting guard, Kobe played his entire 20-season career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant entered the NBA directly f...rom high school, winning 5 NBA championships, having been an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, and the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) of 2008.
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            ISBN 9780244858353
            Released AU 1 Feb 2020
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            Es musste ja so kommen!
              

            Es musste ja so kommen! (Hardback)

            By Kukla, Hanns Oswald

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            Das Buch beginnt 1933 mit dem Tag der Machtubernahme den der Author in Schlesien erlebte und endet als er 1946 auf einem Schiff nach Spanien aufbrach.

            ISBN 9780244252083
            Released AU 12 Jan 2020
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            The Final Story
              

            The Final Story (Hardback)

            By Smith, Tina A.

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            Writing from the heart with many tears shed, this story tells of a small innocent child manipulated by the men in her life, to the point of no return. She survives many incidents on her journey, including rape and abuse in many forms. This is a true story of one woman's attempt t...o crawl through life on bended knees, until she finally accepts that something needs to change, and change it did.
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            ISBN 9780244848668
            Released AU 27 Jan 2020
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            Hopes of Victory
              

            Hopes of Victory (Hardback)

            By Chapman, Shaun

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            A true story and a sweeping saga of a family at war, Hopes of Victory is a moving odyssey of the Chapman and O'Sullivan families. Going back in time to King Arthur in the Dark Ages, to the end of the Knights Templar order in the late 13th Century, and a swashbuckling ancestor, Ca...ptain de Croix, who harrassed English shipping around 1600 AD, to John Chapman who was the first Englishman to lay a claim on Southern African shores, to Thomas Reinholds who landed in Virginia, America, in 1625, and James Chapman a hunter and explorer . . . During WWI, one son is sent to Turkey and is captured while two sons are sent to France with only one returning, badly injured and with a shattered soul . . . In 1939 a new war begins and Britain finds herself alone and adrift amid stormy seas threatening to engulf her. With German bombers raining death and destruction on London's populace Stanley William Chapman scours the rubble to pull Nazi victims to safety, with many dying in his arms. After his uncle is killed he vows vengeance upon all Nazis and joins the navy. With his brother Ernest serving on HMS Arethusa and his other sibling Jimmy in the 8th Army, Stanley heads off into the wild Atlantic to face the wrath of German U-Boats and the ocean itself . . .
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            ISBN 9781984554529
            Released AU 30 Jan 2020
            Publisher XLIBRIS
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            The Gi Bill 1946-1951: University of Wisconsin Badger Village
              

            The Gi Bill 1946-1951: University of Wisconsin Badger Village (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fahlberg, Audrey Syse

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            When World War II ended, the GI Bill became available to veterans interested in university in order to further their careers. The University of Wisconsin needed housing for married students. Badger became available as war workers (of the closed munitions plant across Highway 12) ...left Badger for work elsewhere. The university took control of Badger, thirty-five miles from the Madison campus, and named the area Badger Village. Our family, one of the first to arrive, tells this story of the GI Bill at Badger Village University of Wisconsin.
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            ISBN 9781796081619
            Released AU 25 Jan 2020
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            By the Seat of My Pants: A Pilot's Progress from 1917 to 1930
              

            By the Seat of My Pants: A Pilot's Progress from 1917 to 1930 (Hardback)

            By Smith, Dean C.

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            By the Seat of My Pants is Dean Smith's story of his life as a flying cadet in WWI, an airmail pilot in the 1920's and, lastly, as the lead aviator in Admiral Byrd's 1928 Antarctic expedition. Told in a self-deprecating style with a matter of fact sense of humor, it is an engagin...g read from start to finish. Passages describe airmail runs heading West with no maps or runways available, and Smith's interesting take on the Byrd Expedition is a version of events not in the official records. Indeed, Smith claims his log-diary, which mysteriously went missing once the party returned stateside, was most likely stolen by Byrd himself lest it conflict with his narrative of the expedition.
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            ISBN 9781794888982
            Released AU 21 Jan 2020
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