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            Unfinished Business: Life as a Senator
             

            Unfinished Business: Life as a Senator (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Hinch, Derryn

            Derryn Hinch made headlines in 2016 when he went from media personality to Victorian Senator at the head of a new political party and made a lasting impact on the political landscape. This is an unflinchingly honest account of his last two years as a senator, before he lost his s...eat in the 2019 election.
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            ISBN 9780522873542
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            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            Love Both Keep Both: Passport to Peace, Prosperity and Strengthened Diplomacy
              

            Love Both Keep Both: Passport to Peace, Prosperity and Strengthened Diplomacy (EPUB ebook)

            By Reiman, Ken

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            A diplomat with dual nationalitytells the story of his heritage from a Japanese mother and American father, and his lifelong desire to serve the United States as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service in Japan. In a memoir both personal and public, Ken Reiman, a diplomat with dual ...nationality, tells the story of his heritage from a Japanese mother and American father, and his lifelong desire to serve the United States as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service in Japan. Reiman traces his education in Arizona, childhood summers in Japan, and his grandmothers' love as driving forces behind his unwavering commitment to be a bridge between the U.S. and Japan. At 24, Reiman entered the world of diplomacy serving the U.S. with distinction in Asia, Africa, and South America. He takes us on many journeys describing good times as well as high stress and bureaucratic obstacles while always seeking an appointment in Japan. Throughout heartbreak and struggles to prove his loyalty, his story argues for advantages for both countries to utilize dual nationals instead of shunning them. He calls for beneficial new considerations governments should undertake to promote diversity, diplomacy, and peace.Love Both, Keep Both is informative as well as heartfelt, especially for Americans who understand the inherent value of diversity and Japanese who view the U.S. as their greatest ally. The message is simple: embrace dual nationality as a gift, and never apologize for loving all of who you are to become the positive force for change God intended you to be.
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            ISBN 9781950906345
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            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Ferry Home
              

            The Ferry Home (EPUB ebook)

            By Tillinghast, Debbie Kaiman

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            Step back in time to a simpler life as you read this captivating memoir of growing up in the 1950s on the small island of Prudence along the New England coast. Step back in time to a simpler life as you read this captivating memoir of growing up in the 1950s on the small island o...f Prudence along the New England coast. A story of reconnecting to long-forgotten childhood bonds and memories, Debbie Kaiman Tillinghast's The Ferry Home embraces joyful moments with humor and more troubling emotions with compassion. If you have ever faced emotional challenges within your family or had a sibling relationship with both squabbles and shared mischief, if you have found peace in one memorable place, or if you have ever longed for any of these, then this book is for you. Experience the rhythm of life on Prudence Island, the ebb and flow of changing tides and seasons, and the patterns and relationships that emerge. It is a place where independence is fostered, but friends are always there when needed. As Debbie's vivid accounts unfold, you will feel like you too have just stepped off the ferry and been embraced by the tiny Prudence Island community.
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            ISBN 9781950906154
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            Released AU 12 Aug 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Sicily's Queens 1061-1266: The Countesses and Queens of the Norman-Swabian Era
             

            Sicily's Queens 1061-1266: The Countesses and Queens of the Norman-Swabian Era (EPUB ebook)

            By Alio, Jacqueline

            Eighteen women. Eighteen stories. Each one unique. Some never told before.They are the semi-forgotten women of European medieval history. This is the first compendium of scholarly biographies of the countesses and queens of the Kingdom of Sicily during the Hauteville and Hohensta...ufen reigns, based on original research in medieval charters, chronicles and letters, augmented by extensive on-site research at castles, cathedrals and towns across Europe.This abridged edition of the author's Queens of Sicily 1061-1266 brings to the reader the entire narrative text of that 740-page print book published in 2019, with a bibliography, timeline, 26 genealogical tables, 15 maps, several photographs of things like pages from medieval manuscripts and places mentioned in the text, and 5 appendices. It does not include the 700 endnotes. The bibliography lists original (medieval) sources to support the facts presented in the text but not the hundreds of secondary works (such as articles) listed in the print edition.The result of years of research in several countries, Queens of Sicily 1061-1266 was the first collection of biographies of these women ever published in any language in a single publication. Until it arrived in 2019, anybody seeking information about all of these women had to consult various sources.The biographies follow a lengthy introduction and a brief survey of Sicilian history. Each chapter is dedicated to a countess or queen: Judith of Evreux, Eremburga of Mortain, Adelaide del Vasto, Elvira of Castile, Sibylla of Burgundy, Beatrice of Rethel, Margaret of Navarre, Joanna of England, Sibylla of Acerra, Irene of Constantinople, Constance of Sicily, Constance of Aragon, Yolanda of Jerusalem, Isabella of England, Bianca Lancia, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Beatrice of Savoy, Helena of Epirus.This book is about the lives of medieval women, but to place the Kingdom of Sicily, which survived for seven centuries, into a wider historical context an appendix profiles the last quee
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            ISBN 9781943639304
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            Released AU 3 Apr 2020
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            Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter
             

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            By Athill, Diana

            "Enchanting . . . Diana Athill, 98, still has a few things to teach us about growing old with dignity and humor and grace . . . Astute and sparkling."-Associated Press Several years ago, Diana Athill accepted that she could no longer live entirely independently, and moved to a re...tirement home in Highgate. Released from the daily anxieties of caring for her own property and free to settle into her remaining years, she reflects on what it feels like to be very old, and on the moments in her long life that have risen to the surface and which sustain her in these last years. What really matters in the end? Which memories stand out? As she approaches her 100th year, Athill recalls in sparkling, precise detail the exact layout of the garden of her childhood, a vast and beautiful park attached to a large house; relates with humor, clarity and honesty her experiences of the First and Second World Wars and her trips to Europe as a young woman; and in the remarkable title chapter, describes her pregnancy at the age of forty-three, losing the baby and almost losing her life-and her gratitude and joy on discovering that she had survived. Alive, Alive Oh! is "so beautifully written and exquisitely detailed . . . [Athill] mines her memories of a life well-lived and generously lays them out on the page for the rest of the world to enjoy" (Star Tribune). "Witty, candid . . . If you haven't read Athill, and open her latest book expecting serene reflections from a nonagenarian sipping tea in her garden, you're in for a surprise."-San Francisco Chronicle
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            ISBN 9781783782550
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            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
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            Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting
             

            Everything is Happening: Journey into a Painting (EPUB ebook)

            By Jacobs, Michael

            A fascinating journey through a single painting's history, meanings and associations by "one of the great non-fiction writers of this and the last century" (Simon Schama, Financial Times).Acclaimed travel author and art historian Michael Jacobs was haunted by Velazquez's enigmati...c masterpieceLas Meninasfrom first encountering it in the Prado as a teenager. InEverything is HappeningJacobs searches for the ultimate significance of the painting by following the many associations suggested by each of its characters, as well as his own relationship to the work.From Jacobs' first trip to Spain to the politics of Golden Age Madrid, to his meeting with the man who savedLas Meninasduring the Spanish Civil war, to his experiences in the sunless world of the art history academy, Jacobs delivers a brilliantly discursive meditation on art and life that dissolves the barriers between the past and the present, the real and the illusory. Cut short by Jacobs' death in 2014, and completed with an introduction and coda by his friend and fellow art lover, the journalist Ed Vulliamy, this visionary and often very funny book is a passionate, personal manifesto for the liberation of how we look at painting.
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            ISBN 9781847088093
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            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
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            Nerve: A personal journey through the science of fear
              

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            By Holland, Eva

            A compelling personal journey into not only facing but understanding and conquering fear.In 2015, Eva Holland was forced to confront her greatest fear when her mother unexpectedly had a stroke and passed away. After the shock and grief subsided, Holland was sent on a deep dive in...to the science of fear, digging into an array of universal and personal questions: Why do we feel fear? Where do phobias come from and how are they related to anxiety disorders and trauma? Can you really smell fear? (Yes.) What would it be like to feel no fear? Is there a cure for fear? Or, put differently, is there a better way to feel afraid?On her journey, Holland meets with scientists who are working to eliminate phobias with a single pill, she explores the lives of the few individuals who suffer from a rare disease that prevents them from ever feeling fear, and she immerses herself in her own fears, including hurling herself out of a plane (and in the process, learns that there are right and wrong ways to face your fears).Fear is a universal human experience, and Nerve answers these questions in a refreshingly accessible way, offering readers an often personal, sometimes funny, and always rigorously researched journey through the science of facing our fears.
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            ISBN 9781925700848
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            Released AU 20 Apr 2020
            Publisher Pantera Press
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            Remember me to all old friends

            Remember me to all old friends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Piddocke, Melanie; Edited by Shiels, Joanne; Index by Edbrooke, Tanya; Foreword by Farley, Simon

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            The overwhelming statistics of the First World War can often make the true calamity of the conflict, and its effect on the individuals who lived it, difficult to comprehend. This book personalises the war through the experiences of the Fryer family from Springsure in Central Quee...nsland.
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            ISBN 9781925877427
            Published AU 25 Mar 2020
            Publisher Boolarong Press
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            Those Bloody Duncans: A History of Mooraberrie 1860-1998

            Those Bloody Duncans: A History of Mooraberrie 1860-1998 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Duncan-Kemp, Dawn

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            Duncan, a young Scott came to Australia in the hope of adventure and a good life. This is the story of him and his descendants who restored and built a good property. Surviving drought, flooding rains and rivers, as well as life's disappointments, but who also enjoyed glorious la...ndscapes, wildlife, and the good seasons.
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            ISBN 9781925877472
            Published AU 25 Mar 2020
            Publisher Boolarong Press
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            Happy or a Philosopher

            Happy or a Philosopher (Paperback)

            By Nasir, Sada

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            This is the story of Sada, a young girl raised by her grandmother in Baku, Azerbaijan. As Sada grows into maturity a whirlwind love affair with the enigmatic Tale sees her caught up in a life of crime, for which she pays a high price.

            ISBN 9780648407195
            Published AU 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher Aurora House
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