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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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            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

            Shark Arm (Paperback)

            By Roope, Phillip; Meagher, Kevin

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            Truth can be stranger than fiction. In a Coogee aquarium in 1935 a shark coughed up a man's tattooed arm. The authors of Shark Arm have unravelled an extraordinary tale of high-class smuggling around Sydney Harbour and police collusion that has eluded many investigations into thi...s famous cold case.
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            ISBN 9781760875985
            Published AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Love and Loss: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
             

            Love and Loss: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience (Hardback)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            Explore 25 real-life stories of love and loss. Discover the events that shaped each author, together with inspiring reminders of what makes us all inherently human.

            ISBN 9781925820072
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Timeless Wisdom
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            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer
             

            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Bretherton, Tanya

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            • Pub Date
              25 Feb 20

            From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades.

            ISBN 9780733642388
            Published AU 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Australian Crime Vault
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            Ten Feet Tall and Not Quite Bulletproof: Drug Busts and Helicopter Rescues - One Cop's Extraordinary True Story
             

            Ten Feet Tall and Not Quite Bulletproof: Drug Busts and Helicopter Rescues - One Cop's Extraordinary True Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Hardiman, Cameron

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            • Pub Date
              28 Jan 20

            As a member of Victoria Police's Air Wing, Cameron Hardiman felt like he was ten feet tall and bulletproof. The air wing brought him plenty of excitement and drama - from searching for missing aircraft to accidentally discovering marijuana crops to working with paramedics. But it... also brought him plenty of trauma ...
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            ISBN 9780733642395
            Published AU 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Struggle and Success: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience
             

            Struggle and Success: True Stories That Reveal the Depths of the Human Experience (Hardback)

            Edited by Hollis, Renee

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              1 Mar 20

            Explore a global collection of 25 true stories of struggles overcome in the pursuit of success, interwoven with inspiring quotes from notable figures.

            ISBN 9781925820089
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Timeless Wisdom
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            Cold Case Investigations

            Cold Case Investigations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mallett, Xanthe

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            Leading forensic anthropologist Dr Xanthe Mallett brings a fresh perspective to seven of Australia's most intriguing cold cases.

            ISBN 9781760784836
            Published AU 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fake: A startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies

            Fake: A startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wood, Stephanie

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            In early 2017, Good Weekend magazine published Stephanie?s article The Great Pretender about her experience with a sinister romantic conman. She thought the story was over. But it was only just beginning. Hundreds of readers wrote to her, telling of similar experiences. A dozen o...r more people recognised the man in the story and wanted to tell Stephanie what they knew about him. She formed a connection with 'the other woman? who also wanted to share her story. Fake is a powerful, richly layered investigative memoir, drawing on Stephanie?s personal story, stories of other women who have been in similar, emotionally abusive relationships; and expert voices. Fake is a story for our times but is timeless too, exploring universal themes - the intensely complex and neurotic story of raw human need. The backstory- In her mid 40s, Stephanie had been coming to grips with an unhappy reality familiar to millions of other women around the world- she would not now ever have the children she had hoped for and it was possible she might never find the soulmate that her mother and society?s embedded princess mythology had led her to believe would one day be hers. Then, through an online dating site, she met 'Scott?. An exhilarating romance began. He said he was a former architect who now had a sheep farm. He had a love for the environment and seemed a compassionate, truthful and decent man. He talked about their future together. But as the months wore on, his behaviour became increasingly erratic. Stephanie grappled with depression and anxiety as a result. Cancellation followed cancellation- he?d been poisoned by sheep drench; his dog had been bitten by a snake; his crazy ex-wife had failed to collect his son from the school disco; his business partners were demanding a meeting. There were red flags, but Stephanie was addicted to hope, immersed in dreams of the future she hoped to share with him. One day, Scott failed to turn up for an interstate flight to the wedding he was to atten
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            ISBN 9780143792208
            Published AU 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Random House
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            Missing William Tyrrell
             

            Missing William Tyrrell (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Overington, Caroline

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            • Pub Date
              24 Feb 20

            One minute a little boy is playing on his grandmother's lawn, the next minute, he's gone - where? The case of little William Tyrrell is one of Australia's most baffling and heartbreaking mysteries. He was playing hide-and-seek with his four-year-old sister in the garden of his gr...andmother's house in Kendall on the NSW mid-north coast at around 10:30 am on September 12, 2014 when he disappeared, seemingly into thin air. It's a tragic story that has gripped Australia's imagination and the photo of the little boy playfully roaring like a tiger, wearing his Spiderman suit, has become an iconic image. Police have cleared his family of any involvement and believe it's likely he was abducted by an opportunistic stranger. His foster parents, birth parents and grandparents are shattered. Who would take this vivacious, funny, innocent three-year-old boy? How can a child simply disappear? This is the awful and unsettling story of a disappearance, a family tragedy, a driven detective, and a long and immensely frustrating police case. It is also the story of Australia's foster care system, exploring how and why a young child like William ends up in the foster care system. From one of Australia's leading journalists, Caroline Overington, Missing William Tyrrell will explore the baffling mystery of a missing child, a mystery that taps into every parent's fears.
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            ISBN 9781460758687
            Published AU 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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