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            John Quincy Adams: American Visionary
             

            John Quincy Adams: American Visionary (Hardback)

            By Kaplan, Fred

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            ISBN 9780061915413
            Released AU 19 May 2014
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Death of Hitler: The Final Word

            The Death of Hitler: The Final Word (Hardback)

            By Brisard, Jean-Christophe; Parshina, Lana

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            Answers the lingering questions surrounding Hitler's death in his bunker using unprecedented access to secret Russian archives that also detail the layout of the bunker and offer eyewitness accounts of the dictator's final days.

            ISBN 9780306922589
            Released AU 4 Sep 2018
            Publisher Da Capo Press
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            Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
             

            Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglass, Frederick; Foreword by Zuberi, Tukufu

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            The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational figure. His early life, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and t...ragedy, adds up to a heart-wrenching history. However, he was able to
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            ISBN 9781945186189
            Released AU 2 Jan 2018
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Series Clydesdale Classics
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            Self-Help
             

            Self-Help (Paperback)

            By Smiles, Samuel; Edited by Sinnema, Peter W.

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            A bestseller in 1859, Self-Help became one of Victorian Britain's most important statements on the allied virtues of hard work, thrift, and perseverance. Smiles's book is the precursor of today's motivational and self-improvement literature and encapsulated the aspirational Victo...rian desire for social advancement.
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            ISBN 9780199552450
            Released AU 11 Sep 2008
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Series Oxford World's Classics
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            Boris Johnson: The Gambler
             

            Boris Johnson: The Gambler (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bower, Tom

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              15 Dec 20

            Guardian 'literary highlights of 2020' Sunday Times 'books to watch out for in 2020' New Statesman 'books to read in 2020' Evening Standard 'thirteen titles to look for in 2020' Tom Bower is acknowledged as Britain's leading investigative writer.

            ISBN 9780753554913
            Released AU 15 Dec 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

            I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (Paperback, Young Readers Edition)

            By Yousafzai, Malala; Lamb, Christina

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            The bestselling memoir of NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the school girl who stood up to the Taliban. I AM MALALA inspired the acclaimed new film HE NAMED ME MALALA, directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim.

            ISBN 9781474602112
            Released AU 13 Oct 2015
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            Downsizing: How I lost 8 stone, reversed my diabetes and regained my health THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
             

            Downsizing: How I lost 8 stone, reversed my diabetes and regained my health THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Paperback)

            By Watson, Tom

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              7 Jan 21

            'An honest and fascinating account of the journey that Tom made from discovering he was a type 2 diabetic to doing something about it. This book will change lives.' Michael Mosley 'Two years ago I turned 50, weighed 22 stone and was heavily medicated for type 2 diabetes. I though...t it would be all downhill from there. By radically changing my nutrition, cutting out sugar, and taking up exercise, I've changed my life and reversed my diabetes. I hope my story will inspire others to regain their health and happiness and discover the new lease of life I'm experiencing.' Tom Watson began to put on weight in his early twenties, having developed an appetite for fast food and cheap beer while studying at the University of Hull. As time progressed - and his penchant for anything sweet, fatty or fizzy persisted - he found himself adjusting his belt, loosening his collar and upsizing his wardrobe to XXL. He continued to pile on the pounds when he entered the world of politics as MP for West Bromwich East (despite short-lived flirtations with fad diets and fitness classes). By December 2014, his bathroom scales had tipped to 22 stone. After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in late 2015, he decided to take control of his diet and exercise. He started to feel better quickly and within a short time his long-term blood sugar levels were within normal range. By July 2018, he came off medication.
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            ISBN 9780857839060
            Released AU 7 Jan 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
             

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Hardback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

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              3 Dec 20

            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Agent Sonya, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408506
            Released AU 3 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
             

            The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (Hardback)

            By Payne, Les; Payne, Tamara

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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to intervie...w anyone he could find who had actually known Malcolm X - all living siblings of the Malcolm Little family, classmates, friends, cellmates, Nation of Islam figures, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. His goal was ambitious: to transform what would become hundreds of hours of interviews into an unprecedented portrait of Malcolm X, one that would separate fact from fiction. The result is this historic biography that conjures a never-before-seen world of its protagonist, a work whose title is inspired by a phrase Malcolm X used when he saw his followers in Hartford, Connecticut, stir with purpose, as if the dead were truly arising, to overcome the obstacles of racism. Setting Malcolm's life not only within the Nation of Islam but against the larger backdrop of American history, the book traces the life of one of the twentieth century's most politically relevant figures from street criminal to devoted moralist and revolutionary. With a biographer's unwavering determination, Payne corrects the historical record and delivers extraordinary revelations - from the unmasking of the mysterious NOI founder Fard Muhammad, who preceded Elijah Muhammad; to a hair-raising scene, conveyed in cinematic detail, of Malcolm and Minister Jeremiah X Shabazz's 1961 clandestine meeting with the KKK; to a minute-by-minute account of Malcolm X's murder at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem in 1965. Introduced by Payne's daughter and primary researcher, Tamara Payne, who, following her father's death, heroically completed the biography, The Dead Are Arising is a penetrating and riveting work that affirms the centrality of Malcolm X to the African American freedom struggle.
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            ISBN 9780241503034
            Released AU 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            JFK: Volume 1: 1917-1956
             

            JFK: Volume 1: 1917-1956 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Logevall, Fredrik

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              1 Dec 20

            The definitive biography of John F. Kennedy, from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Fredrik Logevall. This is the untold story of how the rise of President Kennedy and the rise of the United States mirror one another - from 1917, when Kennedy was born, to 1963, when he died and th...e US was at the peak of its power. Full of new material from sources including a huge number of Oval Office tapes, a large volume of interviews with Jackie Kennedy, and never-before-seen CIA documents, Harvard professor Logevall focuses on international relations more so than any other biographer of this misunderstood figure. For example, he uncovers detailed material not only on President Kennedy's father as ambassador to Britain but also on his rapidly-established relationship with Harold Macmillan, and on his and Jackie's relationships with individuals in the United Kingdom. Peerlessly authoritative, this is a biography for the ages.
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            ISBN 9780241185902
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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