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            Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Struggle for Survival
              

            Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Struggle for Survival (Hardback)

            By Duberman, Martin

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            In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people, most... of them gay men, were dead from AIDS-related complications--among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, The Battlefield of AIDS is historian Martin Duberman's poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a white gay Midwesterner who moved to New York, became a leading figure in the organized effort to fight the disease; Hemphill, an African-American gay man in Washington, D.C., contributed to the black gay and lesbian flowering of the Second Harlem Renaissance. Both men died at the age of 38. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, and identity during the AIDS epidemic's bleakest years, The Battlefield of AIDS captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair.
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            ISBN 9781595589453
            Released AU 18 Mar 2014
            Publisher The New Press
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            Murder at Rocky Point Park: Tragedy in Rhode Island's Summer Paradise

            Murder at Rocky Point Park: Tragedy in Rhode Island's Summer Paradise (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pezza, Kelly Sullivan

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            An exploration of the murder that occurred at Rocky Point Park in Warwick, Rhode Island in 1893.

            ISBN 9781626196254
            Released AU 5 Aug 2014
            Publisher Arcadia Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series True Crime
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            My Country: A Syrian Memoir
             

            My Country: A Syrian Memoir (Paperback)

            By Eid, Mr Kassem; Introduction by di Giovanni, Janine

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            • Pub Date
              4 Feb 20

            'An account of oppression, war, survival and escape as the world ignored what was going on. A touching tale, this humanises the story of war when often all we want to do is look away' Metro, The best new books by BME authors you'll be reading this year Born to Palestinian refugee...s, Kassem Eid grew up in the small town of Moadamiya on the outskirts of the ancient city of Damascus, playing in streets perfumed with jasmine. But it didn't take long for Kassem to realise that he was treated differently at school because of his family's resistance to the brutal government regime. When Bashar al-Assad succeeded his father in 2000, hopes that things might change for the better were swiftly crushed. When the 2011 Arab Spring protests in Syria were met with extreme violence, it was yet another blow - and as Kassem reached young adulthood, the country spiralled into civil war. Then, on 21 August 2013, Kassem nearly died in a sarin gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians. Later that day, he would pick up a gun for the first time, to join the Free Syrian Army as they fought government forces. For Kassem, this marked the moment that he and his country changed forever - even as the rest of the world turned its face away.
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            ISBN 9781408895139
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020
             

            Things I Learned From Falling: The must-read true story of 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nelson, Claire

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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            An inspirational and gripping first-person account of determination, adversity and survival against the odds. Last year, Claire Nelson made international headlines. She was in her thirties and was beginning to burn out - her hectic London life of work and social activity and stri...ving to do more and do better in the big city was frenetic and stressful. Although she was surrounded by people all of the time, she felt increasingly lonely. When the anxiety she felt finally brought her to breaking point, Claire decided to take some time off and travelled to Joshua Tree Park in California to hike and clear her head. What happened next was something she could never have anticipated. While hiking, Claire fell 30 feet, gravely injuring herself and she lay alone in the desert - mistakenly miles off any trail, without a cell phone signal, fighting for her life. She lay there for four days until she was miraculously rescued - the doctors saying she had only hours to live when she was eventually found. In THINGS I LEARNED FROM FALLING Claire tells her incredible story and what it taught her about loneliness, anxiety and transformation and how to survive it all.
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            ISBN 9781783253760
            Released AU 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

            A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism (Hardback)

            By Moorehead, Caroline

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            Between 1943 and 1945, as the Allies fought their way north against the German invaders and Mussolini's rump Fascist state, thousands of men and women throughout occupied Italy rose up and fought to liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators.

            ISBN 9781784741402
            Released AU 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Mercies
             

            The Mercies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

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              28 Jan 20

            Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women

            ISBN 9781529005127
            Released AU 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Too Scared to Tell: Abused and Alone, Oskar Has No One. a True Story.
             

            Too Scared to Tell: Abused and Alone, Oskar Has No One. a True Story. (Paperback)

            By Glass, Cathy

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              24 Feb 20

            The true story of a 6-year-old boy with a dreadful secret.

            ISBN 9780008380380
            Released AU 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Hunting Killers: o Britain's top crime investigator reveals how he solves the unsolvable

            Hunting Killers: o Britain's top crime investigator reveals how he solves the unsolvable (Paperback)

            By Williams-Thomas, Mark

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            I've been in the presence of people who have killed; I've been in rooms where people have been killed. Through tireless research and perseverance, Mark takes us on a journey of discovery gathering and pursuing new evidence, earning the trust of silent witnesses and sharing the pe...rsonal toll this extraordinary job takes on him.
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            ISBN 9780552176149
            Released AU 9 Jan 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing in a London Morgue

            Corrupt Bodies: Death and Dirty Dealing in a London Morgue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Everett, Peter; Hollington, Kris

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            Must-read memoir of managing a morgue, dealing with death and murder to chaos, corruption and organised crime.

            ISBN 9781785785979
            Released AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

            The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper (Hardback)

            By Rubenhold, Hallie

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            Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London - the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, revealing a world not just of Dickens and Que...en Victoria, but of poverty, homelessness and rampant misogyny.
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            ISBN 9780857524485
            Released AU 7 Mar 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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