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            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Paperback)

            By Hooper, Chloe

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            On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were... known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.
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            ISBN 9781760895242
            Published AU 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

            The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hooper, Chloe

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            The Arsonist takes readers inside the hunt for a fire-lighter. After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site. Eleven people had just been killed and hundr...eds made homeless. Here, in the Latrobe Valley, where Victoria's electricity is generated, and the rates of unemployment, crime and domestic abuse are the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist tells a remarkable detective story, as the police close in on someone they believe to be a cunning offender; and a puzzling psychological story, as defence lawyers seek to understand the motives of a man who, they claimed, was a na'f that had accidentally dropped a cigarette. It is the story not only of this fire - how it happened, the people who died, the aftermath for the community - but of fire in this country. What it has done, what it has meant, what it might yet do. Bushfire is one of Australia's deepest anxieties, never more so than when deliberately lit. Arson, wrote Henry Lawson, expresses a malice 'terrifying to those who have seen what it is capable of. You never know when you are safe.' As she did in The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper takes us to a part of the country seldom explored, and reveals something buried but essential in our national psyche. The bush, summertime, a smouldering cigarette - none of these will feel the same again.
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            ISBN 9780670078189
            Published AU 15 Oct 2018
            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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            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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              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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            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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            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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            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes

            Forensic Science: Discover the Fascinating Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes (Paperback)

            By Cooper, Chris

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            What is forensic science and how is it used to solve a crime? How do you know if a red stain is blood or ketchup, or whose blood it is? Can computers really recognize your face in a crowd? How do scientists decide how old bones are, and trace who they once belonged to? Explore th...e fascinating, and sometimes gory, world of forensics, where science helps crack the case. Learn why it is important to secure a crime scene, why fingerprints are critical clues, and how DNA sampling works. Find out how maggots can reveal how long someone has been dead, or how a single fabric fibre can lead to the murderer. From the scene of the crime to testing in the laboratory, you will get to know how all the clues are put together to tell a story and reveal the guilty person. Discover how methods have changed since the days of Sherlock Holmes, the latest technology in use today, and techniques of the future. Flip to the reference section to learn about pioneers in the field, see a timeline of forensic firsts, and locate museums and special websites to visit for further inspiration and exploration. The glossary gives you all the vocab you need to sound like a real CSI expert.
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            ISBN 9780241423639
            Released AU 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series DK Eyewitness
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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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            Missing William Tyrrell

            Missing William Tyrrell (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Overington, Caroline

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            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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            The Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses
             

            The Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses (Paperback)

            By Rees, Peter

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            The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. Now a major six-part television series.

            ISBN 9781760293291
            Published AU 23 Mar 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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