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            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it

            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Challen, Craig; Harris, Richard

            'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its bre...ath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
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            ISBN 9781760890957
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation
             

            Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tedeschi, Mark

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            ISBN 9781925310221
            Published AU 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Shark Arm: A Shark, a Tattooed Arm and Two Unsolved Murders
             

            Shark Arm: A Shark, a Tattooed Arm and Two Unsolved Murders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roope, Phillip; Meagher, Kevin

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              7 Jan 20

            It all started with a ruthless murder. An ex-boxer and petty police informer was efficiently disposed of, sending a ghastly warning to others. That would have been the end of it, had not a shark, in a million to one chance, vomited up the victim's arm in an aquarium and shone an ...unwelcome light into some very dark places. With so much at stake, the guilty closed ranks and gradually, with intimidation and money, and the murder of a mate who they feared would betray them, they re-imposed their control and the light was turned off again. The memory of those events, and the terrible fear they inspired, kept those who knew the truth silent unto the grave. Although many people have written about the shark arm murder, Phillip Roope and Kevin Meagher are the first to have access to the original police records. Through careful investigation, they have unravelled an extraordinary tale of high class smuggling around Sydney harbour and police collusion, and the truth behind one of the most infamous cold cases in Australia. Except there were actually two gruesome murders... 'the biggest tabloid shark story in the history of the world' - Peter Fitzsimons
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            ISBN 9781760875985
            Published AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Book of Gutsy Women

            The Book of Gutsy Women (Hardback)

            By Clinton, Hillary Rodham; Clinton, Chelsea

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            She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. Go ahead, ask your question, her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, You're my hero. Who's yours? Many people-especially girls-have asked us that same question over the years. It's one of our fav...orite topics. HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible. CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends' moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historia
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            ISBN 9781760852177
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

            No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boochani, Behrouz; Translated by Tofighian, Omid

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            An account of life inside Manus detention centre, from journalist and asylum-seeker Behrouz Boochani.

            ISBN 9781760555382
            Published AU 31 Jul 2018
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace
             

            The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patterson, Scott

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            This is a book about the difficult peace that can follow a war: the untold story of soldiers stranded far from home, facing an uncertain future

            ISBN 9781743795491
            Published AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Who Killed Scott Guy?: The Case That Gripped a Nation
             

            Who Killed Scott Guy?: The Case That Gripped a Nation (Paperback)

            By White, Mike

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            Scott Guy was a good man, a great dad, a salt-of-the-earth farmer who was gunned down at his front gate for no conceivable reason.His death enthralled us, partly because it was so inexplicable, but also because there were no obvious suspects.

            ISBN 9781877505478
            Published AU 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Hunt for Mh370

            The Hunt for Mh370 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Higgins, Ean

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            The extraordinary inside story of the mystery, cover-up and truth behind the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 souls on board.

            ISBN 9781760783068
            Published AU 26 Feb 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Wrath
             

            Wrath (Paperback)

            By Davies, Anne

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            A meaty, challenging book for teenage boys. Luca has been sent to a juvenile detention centre for the murder of his parents and no one knows why he did it.

            ISBN 9780987607737
            Published AU 5 Jul 2014
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Wonder Dogs
              

            Wonder Dogs (Paperback)

            By Holt, Ben

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            Wonder Dogs contains numerous amazing tales that demonstrate the astonishing bravery of some very heroic canines - from trained guide dogs to loved pets and homeless strays.

            ISBN 9781743313855
            Published AU 1 Dec 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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