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            Three Cups Of Tea
             

            Three Cups Of Tea (Paperback)

            By Mortenson, Greg

            • RRP: $24.99
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            Written by a mountaineer who in 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, drifted cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. It tells how moved by the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school. I...t tells the story of that promise and its outcome.
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            ISBN 9780141034263
            Released AU 1 Jun 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World
             

            Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World (Hardback)

            By Koch, Charles; Hooks, Brian

            • RRP: $44.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Jan 21

            A surprising take on how you can help tackle the really big problems in society-from one of America's most successful entrepreneurs. People are looking for a better way. Towering barriers are holding millions of people back, and the institutions that should help everyone rise are... not doing the job. Crumbling communities. One-size fits all education. Businesses that rig the economy. Public policy that stifles opportunity and emboldens the extremes. As a result, this country is quickly heading toward a two-tiered society. Today's challenges call for nothing short of a paradigm shift - away from a top-down approach that sees people as problems to be managed, toward bottom-up solutions that empower everyone to realize their potential and foster a more inclusive society. Such a shift starts by asking: What would it mean to truly believe in people? Businessman and philanthropist Charles Koch has devoted his life to answering that question. Learn what he's discovered during his 60-year career to help you apply the principles of empowerment in your life, in your business, and in society. By learning from the social movements and applying the principles that have enabled social progress throughout history, Koch has achieved more than he dreamed possible - building one of the world's most successful companies and founding Stand Together, one of America's most innovative philanthropic communities. Stand Together CEO Brian Hooks and Koch show how the only way to solve the really big problems - from poverty and addiction to harmful business practices and destructive public policy - is for each and every one of us to find and take action in our unique role as part of the solution. Full of compelling examples of what works - including several first-person accounts from individuals whose lives have been transformed - Koch and Hooks' refreshing approach promotes partnership instead of partisanship and speaks to people from different perspectives and all walks of life. They show that
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            ISBN 9781250200969
            Released AU 27 Jan 2021
            Publisher St Martin's Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Paperback)

            By Giridharadas, Anand

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            *The International Bestseller* 'Superb, hugely enjoyable ... a spirited examination of the hubris and hypocrisy of the super-rich who claim they are helping the world' Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian What explains the spreading backlash against the global elite? In this revelatory ...investigation, Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, showing how the elite follow a 'win-win' logic, fighting for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten their position at the top. But why should our gravest problems be solved by consultancies, technology companies and corporate-sponsored charities instead of public institutions and elected officials? Why should we rely on scraps from the winners? Trenchant and gripping, this is an indispensable guide and call to action for elites and citizens alike.
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            ISBN 9780141990910
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke

            The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke (Hardback)

            By Bingham, Sallie

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            A bold portrait of the defiant and notorious tobacco heiress who was perhaps the greatest modern woman philanthropist

            ISBN 9780374142599
            Released AU 7 Apr 2020
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
             

            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giridharadas, Anand

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            An insider's groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to change the world preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of ...a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward thought leaders who redefine change in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world--a call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.
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            ISBN 9781101972670
            Released AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Vintage
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            The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
             

            The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity (Hardback)

            By Ord, Toby

            • RRP: $56.99
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            Drawing on over a decade of research, ... [the author] explores the cutting-edge science behind the risks we face. It puts them in the context of the greater story of humanity: showing how ending these risks is among the most pressing moral issues of our time. And it points the w...ay forward, to the actions and strategies that can safeguard humanity --
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            ISBN 9780316484916
            Released AU 24 Mar 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            Rescue: Pursuit of the Ultimate Dream
               

            Rescue: Pursuit of the Ultimate Dream (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Van Schreven, Sue

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            Sue Van Schreven's True Story. One Woman's Journey To Rescue An Abandoned Generation. This New Zealander is sure to capture your heart as she sets out to rescue some of the worlds most abandoned and forgotten. Sue's personal journey and how she established the valuable charitabl...e work of Orphans Aid International is a must read.
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            ISBN 9780473189761
            Published AU 10 Nov 2011
            Publisher Wild Side Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Rescue
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            Healing Lives

            Healing Lives (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williams, Sue

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            Two incredible women, an unlikely friendship, and a united mission to save the lives of some of the world's poorest and most desperate women.

            ISBN 9781760982034
            Published AU 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            With Healing Hands: The Untold Story of Australian Civilian Surgical Teams in Vietnam
             

            With Healing Hands: The Untold Story of Australian Civilian Surgical Teams in Vietnam (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKay, Gary; Stewart, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $35.00
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            Over 450 Australian civilian professionals volunteered and went to Viet Nam during the war to help the civilian population. From October 1964 until the end of 1972, surgeons, nurses and other medical specialists from Australian hospitals volunteered to work in South Vietnam.

            ISBN 9781741750744
            Published AU 1 Aug 2009
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable Crusade to Keep All Our Children Safe

            Too Soon, Too Late: How a Family Turned its Own Tragedies into a Remarkable Crusade to Keep All Our Children Safe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kelly, Ralph; Kelly, Kathy

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            On a winter's night in July 2012, Kathy and Ralph Kelly received a phone call no parent should ever have to answer. It was the Emergency department of a Sydney hospital, telling them that their eldest son Thomas had been in an altercation and that they were to come at once. Thoma...s had been coward punched by a total stranger within two minutes of getting out of a taxi in Kings Cross, on his way to a private 18th birthday party of a friend. Two days after that first phone call Kathy and Ralph were told that their son had suffered catastrophic head injuries resulting in brain death. They were advised that there was no other option but to switch off his life support. He was 18 years old. In the aftermath of their son's death, Kathy and Ralph became the public face of the campaign to end the drunken violence that plagued Sydney's major nightspots. Along with Premiers Barry O'Farrell and Mike Baird they helped institute the lock out laws that have been a major factor in the reduction of alcohol related deaths and injuries in Darling Harbour, Kings Cross and Sydney's CBD. They were also instrumental in creating Take Kare Safe Spaces ('Kare' with a 'K' after Thomas's initials) for young people in key nightspots, which has now registered over 52,000 interventions since December 2014, what the Kellys call 'sliding door moments', the difference between a young person's life continuing on as normal or degenerating into something terrible. And they were one of the driving forces behind the introduction of tougher sentencing for 'coward-punch' deaths. But their campaigning created a huge toll on their family. Online intimidation, death threats and false news about the mishandling of donations came from those with a stake in the clubs and businesses who were the lock out laws financial losers. When Stuart Kelly, Thomas's younger brother, went for his first night at University of Sydney's St Paul's College, Ralph and Kathy believe the bullying he experienced because of the family's
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            ISBN 9781760632786
            Published AU 6 May 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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