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            Not Always Diplomatic: An Australian Woman's Journey through international affairs
             

            Not Always Diplomatic: An Australian Woman's Journey through international affairs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boyd, Sue

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            A pioneer for women in international diplomacy, Sue Boyd shares this account of her life in foreign service. 'An engaging account of life at the coalface by one of Australia's most active and effective diplomats - and real pathfinder in leading our diplomatic establishment out of... its sexist dark age' - Gareth Evans, Foreign Minister 1988-96 'A thoroughly engaging read. Sue's book took me for a walk down memory lane, remembering the tumultuous events of 2000 in Fiji and the fall out thereafter. Sue has a rare understanding of the Pacific Islands and its peoples. An enjoyable read. Part of it made me laugh out loud. From a gender perspective, it offers intuitions into the difficulties faced by women attempting to pierce the glass ceiling. Sue faced those difficulties with good humour and common sense, partly explaining why she has had such a successful career.' - Imrana Jalal, The World Bank
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            ISBN 9781760801496
            Published AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher UWA Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller
             

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

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            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released AU 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks - My Life In The Death Zone

            Beyond Possible: One Soldier, Fourteen Peaks - My Life In The Death Zone (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Purja, Nimsdai

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            An SBS Gurkha soldier's account of how his tough Nepali upbringing and the lessons learned in his army life enabled his record-breaking conquest of all 14 of the world's 8,000m peaks in under 7 months.

            ISBN 9781529312256
            Released AU 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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            Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World
             

            Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed The World (Hardback)

            By Favilli, Elena; Edited by Gruber, Pam

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            A continuation of the New York Times bestselling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World recognizes women who leave their homeland to seek refuge, to realize unattainable dreams, and to share their invaluable contributions with the wo...rld.
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            ISBN 9781733329293
            Released AU 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Timbuktu Labs, Inc
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            Series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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            Becoming: Now a Major Netflix Documentary

            Becoming: Now a Major Netflix Documentary (Hardback)

            By Obama, Michelle

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            An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the firs...t African-American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her-from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it-in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations-and whose story inspires us to do the same.
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            ISBN 9780241334140
            Released AU 14 Nov 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Mob Girl: The Explosive True Story of the Woman Who Took on the Mafia

            Mob Girl: The Explosive True Story of the Woman Who Took on the Mafia (Paperback)

            By Carpenter, Teresa

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            Arlyne Weiss grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the daughter of a Jewish mobster who ran an auto sales business as a front.

            ISBN 9780008398699
            Released AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor

            My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Van de Perre, Selma

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            Unlike her parents and sister - who, she would later discover, died in other camps - she survived by using her alias, pretending to be someone else.

            ISBN 9781787633995
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life
             

            Parting Words: 9 lessons for a remarkable life (Hardback)

            By Ferencz, Benjamin

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              31 Dec 20

            Secrets to a happy life, from a Hungarian-born American centurion (and the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials) who has done the most extraordinary things with his.

            ISBN 9780751579918
            Released AU 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
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            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McRaven, Admiral William H.

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            Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

            ISBN 9781538729755
            Released AU 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath
             

            Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath (Hardback)

            By Clark, Heather

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            • Pub Date
              8 Dec 20

            The first biography of this great and tragic poet that takes advantage of a wealth of new material, this is an unusually balanced, comprehensive and definitive life of Sylvia Plath.

            ISBN 9781787332539
            Released AU 8 Dec 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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