• Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    ISBN: 9781473664968
    Title: Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Author: ATTENBOROUGH DAVID


    In 1954, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC.


    This is the story of those voyages. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team battled with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions. The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.


    Written with his trademark wit and charm, Zoo Quest is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Against All Odds The Inside Account of the Thai Cave Rescue & the Courageous Australians at the Heart of It
    Against All Odds The Inside Account of the Thai Cave Rescue & the Courageous Australians at the Heart of It
    ISBN: 9781760899455
    Title: Against All Odds The Inside Account of the Thai Cave Rescue & the Courageous Australians at the Heart of It
    Author: HARRIS RICHARD & CHALLEN CRAIG

    '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.'

    In June 2018, for seventeen days, the world watched and held its breath as the Wild Boars 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    ISBN: 9781783351565
    Title: All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    Author: CARTER MIKE


    'This important, disturbing and frequently heartbreaking book should be read by every politician in Westminster.' Adrian Tempany, Observer


    'In a few weeks' time, it would be thirty-five years to the day since those men and women had walked 340 miles to try to save their communities and their culture, and thirty-five years since I had turned down Pete's invitation to join them. I called work and booked some time off. Then I bought a one-way train ticket to Liverpool.'


    In 1981, Mike Carter's dad, Pete, organised the People's March for Jobs, which saw 300 people walk from Liverpool to London to protest as the Thatcher government's policies devastated industrial Britain and sent unemployment skyrocketing. Just before the 2016 EU referendum, Mike set off to walk the same route in a quest to better understand his dad and his country.


    As he walked, Mike found many echoes of the early eighties: a working class overlooked and ignored by Westminster politicans; communities hollowed out but fiercely resistant; anger and despair co-existing with hope and determination for change. And he also found that he and Pete shared more in common than he might have thought.


    All Together Now? maps the intricate, overlapping path of one man's journey and that of an entire country. It is a book about belonging, about whether to stay or go, and about the need to write new stories for our communities and ourselves.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer <BR>
    American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer
    ISBN: 9780375726262
    Title: American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer

    Author: BIRD KAI & SHERWIN MARTIN J

    J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience, & What Happens after the Worst Day of Your Life
    Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience, & What Happens after the Worst Day of Your Life
    ISBN: 9781760893637
    Title: Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience, & What Happens after the Worst Day of Your Life
    Author: SALES LEIGH

    The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable. As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows. Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • AOC: The Fearless Rise & Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    AOC: The Fearless Rise & Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    ISBN: 9781250257413
    Title: AOC: The Fearless Rise & Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Author: LOPEZ LYNDA (ED)


    With a preface by Keegan-Michael Key

    In the vein of Notorious RBG, seventeen writers explore the multiple meanings of a young Latina politician who has already made history.


    From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a ten-term incumbent in the primary election for New York's 14th, her journey to the national, if not world, stage, was fast-tracked. Six months later, as the youngest Congresswoman ever elected, AOC became one of a handful of Latina politicians in Washington, D.C. Just thirty, she represents her generation, the millennials, in many groundbreaking ways: proudly working class, Democratic Socialist, of Puerto Rican descent, master of social media, not to mention of the Bronx, feminist--and a great dancer.

    AOC investigates her symbolic and personal significance for so many, from her willingness to use her imperfect bi-lingualism, to the threat she poses by governing like a man, to the long history of Puerto Rican activism that she joins. Contributors span a wide range of voices and ages, from media to the arts and politics:

    Keegan-Michael Key
    -- Preface
    Lynda Lopez
    -- Introduction: "The Meaning of AOC"
    Jennine Capó Crucet
    -- "An Open Letter to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez"
    Andrea González-Ramírez
    -- "Women Like Me Aren't Supposed to Run for Office"
    Patricia Reynoso
    -- "'The First Latina to . . .'"
    Pedro Regalado
    -- "'Pa'lante!': The Long History of Puerto Rican Activism in New York City"
    Rebecca Traister
    -- "The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a Man"
    Natalia Sylvester
    -- "In No Uncertain Terms"
    Erin Aubry Kaplan
    -- "The Center Will Not Hold. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Counting on It"
    Tracey Ross
    -- "A Just Society"
    Carmen Rita Wong
    -- "Latinas Are So Money"
    Mariana Atencio
    -- "AOC the Influencer"
    Wendy Carrillo
    -- "What AOC and I Learned at Standing Rock"
    Nathan J. Robinson
    -- "The Democratic Socialism of AOC"
    Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
    -- "On Being an Indignant Brown Girl"
    Elizabeth Yeampierre
    -- "Making the Green New Deal the Real Deal"
    María Cristina "MC" González Noguera
    -- "The Hustle"



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    ISBN: 9780544002234
    Title: Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    Author: BECHDEL ALISON

    From the best-selling author ofFun Home,Timemagazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

    Alison Bechdel'sFun Homewas a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel's own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother-to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Art of Her Deal The Untold Story of Melania Trump
    Art of Her Deal The Untold Story of Melania Trump
    ISBN: 9781982113407
    Title: Art of Her Deal The Untold Story of Melania Trump
    Author: JORDAN MARY

    This revelatory biography of Melania Trump from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan depicts a first lady who is far more influential in the White House than most people realize.

    Based on interviews with more than one hundred people in five countries, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump draws an unprecedented portrait of the first lady. While her public image is of an aloof woman floating above the political gamesmanship of Washington, behind the scenes Melania Trump is not only part of President Trump's inner circle, but for some key decisions she has been his single most influential adviser.

    Throughout her public life, Melania Trump has purposefully worked to remain mysterious. With the help of key people speaking publicly for the first time and never-before-seen documents and tapes, The Art of Her Deal looks beyond the surface image to find a determined immigrant and the life she had before she met Donald Trump. Mary Jordan traces Melania's journey from Slovenia, where her family stood out for their nonconformity, to her days as a fledgling model known for steering clear of the industry's hard-partying scene, to a tiny living space in Manhattan she shared platonically with a male photographer, to the long, complicated dating dance that finally resulted in her marriage to Trump. Jordan documents Melania's key role in Trump's political life before and at the White House, and shows why he trusts her instincts above all.

    The picture of Melania Trump that emerges in The Art of Her Deal is one of a woman who is savvy, steely, ambitious, deliberate, and who plays the long game. And while it is her husband who became famous for the phrase "the art of the deal," it is she who has consistently used her leverage to get exactly what she wants. This is the story of the art of her deal.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Battle of Brothers: William, Harry & the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
    Battle of Brothers: William, Harry & the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
    ISBN: 9780008424916
    Title: Battle of Brothers: William, Harry & the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult
    Author: LACEY ROBERT


    'THE ROYAL BOOK OF THE YEAR ... You've read their side of the story, now read the real story' Daily Mail


    THIS CRISIS IS AS BIG AS THE ABDICATION - SAYS LACEY, HISTORICAL ADVISOR TO THE CROWN.


    The world has watched Prince William and Prince Harry since they were born. Raised by Princess Diana to be the closest of brothers, how have the boy princes grown into very different, now distanced men?


    From royal expert and bestselling author Robert Lacey, this book is an unparalleled insider account of tumult and secrecy revealing the untold details of William and Harry's early closeness then estrangement. It asks what happens when two sons are raised for vastly different futures - one burdened with the responsibility of one day becoming king, the other with the knowledge that he will always remain spare.


    How have William and Harry each formed their idea of a modern royal's duty and how they should behave? Were the seeds of damage sowed as Prince Charles and Diana's marriage painfully unraveled for all the world to see? In the previous generation, how have Prince Charles and Prince Andrew's lives unfolded in the shadow of the Crown? What choices has Queen Elizabeth II made in marshalling her feuding heirs? What parts have Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle played in helping their husbands to choose their differing paths? And what is the real, unvarnished story behind Harry and Meghan's dramatic departure?


    In the most intimate vision yet of life behind closed doors, with the family's highs, lows and hardest decisions all laid out, this is a journey into royal life as never offered before.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
    Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
    ISBN: 9781471182303
    Title: Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
    Author: SHEFF DAVID

    #1 New York Times bestseller
    &
    With a new afterword

    Now a Major Motion Picture
    Starring Steve Carell * Timothée Chalamet * Maura Tierney * and Amy Ryan

    & "A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts." -- Anne Lamott

    "'When one of us tells the truth, he makes it easier for all of us to open our hearts to our own pain and that of others.' That's ultimately whatBeautiful Boy is about: truth and healing." -- Mary Pipher, author ofReviving Ophelia
    &
    What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted David Sheff's journey through his son Nic's addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets. David Sheff traces the first warning signs: the denial, the three a.m. phone calls--is it Nic? the police? the hospital? His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every treatment that might save his son. And he refused to give up on Nic.
    &
    "Filled with compelling anecdotes and important insights . . . An eye-opening memoir." --Washington Post


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator
    Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator
    ISBN: 9781984819727
    Title: Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator
    Author: PAK JUNG H

    A groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un--from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump--by a former CIA analyst considered one of the leading American experts on the North Korean ruler inside and outside the U.S. government

    "An important book."--James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence

    When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea following his father's death in 2011, predictions about his imminent fall were rife. North Korea was isolated, poor, unable to feed its people, and clinging to its nuclear program for legitimacy. Surely this twentysomething with a bizarre haircut and no leadership experience would soon be usurped by his elders. Instead, the opposite happened. Now in his midthirties, Kim Jong Un has solidified his grip on his country and brought the United States and the region to the brink of war. Still, we know so little about him--or how he rules.

    Enter former CIA analyst Jung Pak, whose brilliant Brookings Institution essay "The Education of Kim Jong Un" cemented her status as the go-to authority on the calculating young leader. From the beginning of Kim's reign, Pak has been at the forefront of shaping U.S. policy on North Korea and providing strategic assessments for leadership at the highest levels in the government. Now, in this masterly book, she traces and explains Kim's ascent on the world stage, from his brutal power-consolidating purges to his abrupt pivot toward diplomatic engagement that led to his historic--and still poorly understood--summits with President Trump. She also sheds light on how a top intelligence analyst assesses thorny national security problems: avoiding biases, questioning assumptions, and identifying risks as well as opportunities.

    In piecing together Kim's wholly unique life, Pak argues that his personality, perceptions, and preferences are underestimated by Washington policy wonks, who assume he sees the world as they do. As the North Korean nuclear threat grows, Becoming Kim Jong Un gives readers the first authoritative, behind-the-scenes look at Kim's character and motivations, creating an insightful biography of the enigmatic man who will likely rule the hermit kingdom for decades--and has already left an indelible imprint on world history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00

    $57.00
  • Beneath the Tamarind Tree A Story of Courage, Family, & the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
    Beneath the Tamarind Tree A Story of Courage, Family, & the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
    ISBN: 9780062686619
    Title: Beneath the Tamarind Tree A Story of Courage, Family, & the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
    Author: SESAY ISHA


    "It is no accident that the places in the world where we see the most instability are those in which the rights of women and girls are denied. Isha Sesay's indispensable and gripping account of the brutal abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists provides a stark reminder of the great unfinished business of the 21st century: equality for girls and women around the world."-- Hillary Rodham Clinton


    The first definitive account of the lost girls of Boko Haram and why their story still matters--by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay.




    In the early morning of April 14, 2014, the militant Islamic group Boko Haram violently burst into the small town of Chibok, Nigeria, and abducted 276 girls from their school dorm rooms. From poor families, these girls were determined to make better lives for themselves, but pursuing an education made them targets, resulting in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. While the Chibok kidnapping made international headlines, and prompted the #BringBackOurGirls movement, many unanswered questions surrounding that fateful night remain about the girls' experiences in captivity, and where many of them are today.



    In Beneath the Tamarind Tree, Isha Sesay tells this story as no one else can. Originally from Sierra Leone, Sesay led CNN's Africa reporting for more than a decade, and she was on the front lines when this story broke. With unprecedented access to a group of girls who made it home, she follows the journeys of Priscilla, Saa, and Dorcas in an uplifting tale of sisterhood and survival.



    Sesay delves into the Nigerian government's inadequate response to the kidnapping, exposes the hierarchy of how the news gets covered, and synthesizes crucial lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath the Tamarind Tree is a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core, reminding us of the ever-present truth that progress for all of us hinges on unleashing the potential of women.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bigger Picture
    Bigger Picture
    ISBN: 9781743795637
    Title: Bigger Picture
    Author: TURNBULL MALCOLM

    Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's 29th Prime Minister, tells the remarkable story of his life in this lively political page-turner.

    When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation's top job there was a sense of excitement in Australia. Sky-high opinion polls followed as the political outsider with a successful business, legal and media career took charge. The infighting that dogged politics for the best part of a decade looked to be over. But a right-wing insurgency brutally cut down Turnbull's time in office after three years, leaving many Australians asking, 'Why?'

    Exceptionally candid and compelling,A Bigger Picture is the definitive narrative of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership. He describes how he legalized same-sex marriage, established Snowy Hydro 2.0, stood up to Donald Trump, rebooted Australia's defence industry and many more achievements - remarkable in their pace, significance and that they were delivered in the teeth of so much opposition. But it's far more than just politics. Turnbull's life has been filled with colorful characters and controversies, success and failure. From his earlyyears in Sydney, growing up with a single father, to defending 'Spycatcher' Peter Wright against the UK Government; the years representing Kerry Packer, leading the Republican Movement and making millions in business; and finally toppling Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister of Australia. For the first time he tells it all - in his own words.

    With revelatory insights on the workings of Canberra and the contentious events of Turnbull's life,A Bigger Picture explores the strengths and vulnerabilities of one of Australia's best-known and dynamic business and political leaders. Lyrically written in highly readable and entertaining prose, this is a genuine page-turner that's not just for political junkies.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Biographic: Tesla
    Biographic: Tesla
    ISBN: 9781781453537
    Title: Biographic: Tesla
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Many people know that Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an engineer and inventor, instrumental in developing the alternating-current (AC) electrical system and wireless radio communications we still use today. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he was born during a lightning storm; that when he first arrived in the U.S. he owned 4 cents, his own poems, and a design for a flying machine; that he spoke 8 languages; that he held 300 patents for his inventions; and that he claimed to have invented a death ray that could destroy 10,000 planes at a distance of 250 miles. Biographic Tesla presents an electrifying exploration of his life, work and fame, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the scientist behind the science.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Black Spartacus The Epic Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
    Black Spartacus The Epic Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
    ISBN: 9780241293812
    Title: Black Spartacus The Epic Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
    Author: HAZAREESINGH SUDHIR


    The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture


    The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the proclamation of the world's first independent black state. After the abolition of slavery in 1793, Toussaint Louverture, himself a former slave, became the leader of the colony's black population, the commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. During the course of his extraordinary life he confronted some of the dominant forces of his age - slavery, settler colonialism, imperialism and racial hierarchy. Treacherously seized by Napoleon's invading army in 1802, this charismatic figure ended his days, in Wordsworth's phrase, 'the most unhappy man of men', imprisoned in a fortress in France.


    Black Spartacus draws on a wealth of archival material, much of it overlooked by previous biographers, to follow every step of Louverture's singular journey, from his triumphs against French, Spanish and British troops to his skilful regional diplomacy, his Machiavellian dealings with successive French colonial administrators and his bold promulgation of an autonomous Constitution. Sudhir Hazareesingh shows that Louverture developed his unique vision and leadership not solely in response to imported Enlightenment ideals and revolutionary events in Europe and the Americas, but through a hybrid heritage of fraternal slave organisations, Caribbean mysticism and African political traditions. Above all, Hazareesingh retrieves Louverture's rousing voice and force of personality, making this the most engaging, as well as the most complete, biography to date.


    After his death in the French fortress, Louverture became a figure of legend, a beacon for slaves across the Atlantic and for generations of European republicans and progressive figures in the Americas. He inspired the anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass, the most eminent nineteenth-century African-American; his emancipatory struggle was hailed by those who defied imperial and colonial rule well into the twentieth. In the modern era, his life informed the French poet Aimé Césaire's seminal idea of négritude and has been celebrated in a remarkable range of plays, songs, novels and statues. Here, in all its drama, is the epic story of the world's first black superhero.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Blood on the Rosary
    Blood on the Rosary
    ISBN: 9781925533354
    Title: Blood on the Rosary
    Author: SMETHURST SUE

    A heartfelt, brave and inspiring memoir about the power of speaking out.

    A brave nun. Her twin brother. The secrets and lies that would tear them apart.

    There is a special bond that twins share, an ethereal connection that can't be put into words. Margaret Harrod shared that unique bond with her twin brother Michael. As children they were inseparable and at age 22, together they gave their lives to the Catholic Church. Margaret became a nun and Michael a Salesian priest - it was the proudest day of their deeply religious parents' lives.

    Margaret cherishes those carefree childhood memories because the brother she adored is now in jail. Father Michael Aulsebrook pleaded guilty to multiple charges of molesting children, some as young as seven. And the unlikely whistleblower was his courageous twin sister.

    It cost Margaret everything, but she couldn't stay silent any longer about the damage her brother was wreaking in his community. Margaret knows of that damage firsthand, having had that trust betrayed herself.

    Blood on the Rosary is Margaret's story - how she sacrificed everything she held dear in the pursuit of the truth, and how she bravely fought her church and her community to bring paedophile priests to justice.

    'Margaret Harrod's compelling life experience is a truth we all need to understand.' Chrissie Foster, author of Hell on the Way to Heaven


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Buddhist on Death Row
    Buddhist on Death Row
    ISBN: 9780008395445
    Title: Buddhist on Death Row
    Author: SHEFF DAVID


    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, an extraordinary story of redemption in the darkest of places.


    Jarvis Jay Masters's early life was a horror story whose outline we know too well. Born in Long Beach, California, his house was filled with crack, alcohol, physical abuse, and men who paid his mother for sex. He and his siblings were split up and sent to foster care when he was five, and he progressed quickly to juvenile detention, car theft, armed robbery, and ultimately San Quentin. While in prison, he was set up for the murder of a guard - a conviction which landed him on death row, where he's been since 1990.


    At the time of his murder trial, he was held in solitary confinement, torn by rage and anxiety, felled by headaches, seizures, and panic attacks. A criminal investigator repeatedly offered to teach him breathing exercises which he repeatedly refused, until desperation moved him.


    With uncanny clarity, David Sheff describes Masters's gradual but profound transformation from a man dedicated to hurting others to one who has prevented violence on the prison yard, counselled high school kids by mail, and helped prisoners -and even guards - find meaning in their lives.


    Along the way, Masters becomes drawn to the Buddhist principles - compassion, sacrifice, and living in the moment -and gains the admiration of Buddhists worldwide. And while he is still in San Quentin and still on death row, he shows us all how to ease our everyday suffering, relish the light that surrounds us, and endure the tragedies that befall us all.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
    Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
    ISBN: 9780812996838
    Title: Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead
    Author: MATTIS JIM & WEST BING

    Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    ISBN: 9781250762641
    Title: Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    Author: ROSEN JEFFREY

    This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice's observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is evident in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution--and for opera.· With a new afterword by the authorIn Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, and how to lead a productive, compassionate life, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired Americans of all ages to embrace the woman known to all as "Notorious RBG."Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting--and often surprising--to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. Conversations with RBG is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    ISBN: 9780241950722
    Title: Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    Author: BRILEY JOHN

    Under South Africa's brutal apartheid regime, black activist Steve Biko has been working for years to undermine the system when he meets white journalist Donald Woods. Initially suspicious of Biko and his motives, Woods finds himself united with Biko in common cause after Biko reveals to him the true extent of police atrocities.

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  • David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    ISBN: 9780374112646
    Title: David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    Author: SEGEV TOM

    As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the 20th century. In this definitive biography, Israel's leading journalist-historian uses large amounts of previously unreleased archival material to give an original, nuanced account, transcending the myths and legends that have accreted around the man.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Denali: The Story of an Exceptional Dog
    Denali: The Story of an Exceptional Dog
    ISBN: 9781925791013
    Title: Denali: The Story of an Exceptional Dog
    Author: MOON BEN

    In the bestselling tradition of Marley & Me, the moving story of a dog, his human, and the friendship that saved both of their lives - and inspired countless others.

    When Ben Moon moved to Oregon, he hadn't planned on getting a dog. But when he met the soulful gaze of a husky-pit bull cross pup in a rescue shelter, Ben instantly felt a connection, and his friendship with the extraordinary Denali was born.

    The two friends set out on the road together, on an adventure that would take them across the American west and through some of the best years of their lives. When Ben was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 29, Denali never once left his side until the two adventurers were back out surfing and climbing crags. It was only a short time later that Denali was struck by the same disease, and Ben had the chance to return the favor.

    With the help of a couple of filmmaker friends, Ben made a short film as a tribute to the dog he admits helped form him into an adult. It was a labour of love that struck a chord worldwide, viewed by more than 15 million people, and continues to touch new audiences.

    Denali is the story of a powerful friendship that shaped Ben and Denali's lives - and inspired countless others - showing the power of the strength and love that we give and receive when we have our friends by our side.

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    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    ISBN: 9781912454464
    Title: Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    Author: DUERDEN NICK

    Based on dozens of interviews, Dishing the Dirt tells the real story of house cleaners for the first time. We hear from the eastern Europeans who mop up family homes and from south Asians who wipe down mansions. We talk to joyful cleaners and to slave labourers, to women who dust nude for men, gay cleaners, and to butlers running the homes of millionaires.

    What's their story? And how do they see their clients?

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    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    ISBN: 9781741146981
    Title: Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Author: CARTER PAUL

    A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
    Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780008274917
    Title: Education of an Idealist: A Memoir
    Author: POWER SAMANTHA


    Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America's "foremost thinkers on foreign policy."


    In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question "What can one person do?"--and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power's distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official. In 2005, her critiques of US foreign policy caught the eye of newly elected senator Barack Obama, who invited her to work with him on Capitol Hill and then on his presidential campaign. After Obama was elected president, Power went from being an activist outsider to a government insider, navigating the halls of power while trying to put her ideals into practice. She served for four years as Obama's human rights adviser, and in 2013, he named her US Ambassador to the United Nations, the youngest American to assume the role.


    A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Power transports us from her childhood in Dublin to the streets of war-torn Bosnia to the White House Situation Room and the world of high-stakes diplomacy. Humorous and deeply honest, The Education of an Idealist lays bare the searing battles and defining moments of her life and shows how she juggled the demands of a 24/7 national security job with the challenge of raising two young children. Along the way, she illuminates the intricacies of politics and geopolitics, reminding us how the United States can lead in the world, and why we each have the opportunity to advance the cause of human dignity. Power's memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism--and of one person's fierce determination to make a difference.


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  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    ISBN: 9780143039884
    Title: Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    Author: ARENDT HANNAH

    Hannah Arendt's portrayal of the terrible consequences of blind obedience, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil contains an introduction by Amos Elon in Penguin Classics. Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript commenting on the controversy that arose over her book. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative - a meticulous and unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century. Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future. If you enjoyed Eichmann in Jerusalem, you might like Elie Wiesel's Night, available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system'Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic 'A profound and documented analysis ... Bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences'Chicago Tribune

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    $37.00
  • Elizabeth: A Celebration in Photographs of the Queen's Life & Reign
    Elizabeth: A Celebration in Photographs of the Queen's Life & Reign
    ISBN: 9781787394803
    Title: Elizabeth: A Celebration in Photographs of the Queen's Life & Reign
    Author: BOND JENNIE

    Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving monarch in British history. She has been a towering presence in British national life and throughout the world for almost 70 years and it is this extraodinary life that former BBC correspondent Jennie Bond explores and celebrates. On February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, became Queen on the death of her father, King George VI. The reign that was to see major changes both in the country and Commonwealth and in the role of the monarchy began far away from Britain in a game reserve in Kenya. Elizabeth: A Celebration in Photographs, looks at this remarkable period in the history of Britain's monarchy in lavish and fascinating detail, featuring over 240 photographs. Constantly under scrutiny ever since she took the throne, this book presents a balanced and absorbing account of the Queen's life and of her role as the head of state in a country and a world that have changed almost beyond recognition in the seventy years since she inherited the throne.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    ISBN: 9780241245729
    Title: English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    Author: REBANKS JAMES


    The author of the beloved No.1 bestseller The Shepherd's Life returns with a stirring history of family, loss and the land over three generations on a Lake District farm

    'I can't imagine anyone starting to read English Pastoral and not being eager to read it all at once, as I did, and not being moved by the life and the landscape Rebanks describes so well. I was thrilled by it' Philip Pullman


    As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient agricultural landscape: a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognisable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song.


    English Pastoral is the story of an inheritance: one that affects us all. It tells of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet this elegy from the northern fells is also a song of hope: of how, guided by the past, one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future.


    This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.



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  • Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    ISBN: 9781950354092
    Title: Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    Author: SPARROW JEFF


    The massacre of more than fifty worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shocked the world. The alleged perpetrator expressed a particular ideology described as "fascism," but what does fascism mean today--and what kind of threat does it pose? Jeff Sparrow traces the history of the far right around the world, showing how fascists have adapted to the new politics of the twenty-first century. He argues that the mosque killer represents a frightening new phenomenon--decentralized right-wing terrorism that recruits by committing atrocities, feeding on itself and spreading from country to country.


    Burgeoning in dark places online, contemporary fascism exults in violence and picks its targets strategically. Even the widespread despair generated by climate change is being harvested to weaponize young men with the politics of hate. With imitative massacres proliferating, this book makes a compelling, urgent case for a new response to an old menace.



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    $42.00
  • Father of the Lost Boys
    Father of the Lost Boys
    ISBN: 9781925815641
    Title: Father of the Lost Boys
    Author: ALAAK YUOT A

    During the Second Sudanese Civil war, thousands of South Sudanese boys were displaced from their villages or orphaned in attacks from northern government troops. Many became refugees in Ethiopia. There, in 1989, teacher and community leader Mecak Ajang Alaak assumed care of the Lost Boys in a bid to protect them from becoming child soldiers. So began a four year journey from Ethiopia to Sudan and on to the safety of a Kenyan refugee camp. Together they endured starvation, animal attacks and the horrors of land mines and aerial bombardments. This eyewitness account by Mecak Ajang Alaak's son, Yuot, is the extraordinary true story of a man who never ceased to believe that the pen is mightier than the gun.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Finding Freedom: Harry & Meghan & the Making of a Modern Royal Family
    Finding Freedom: Harry & Meghan & the Making of a Modern Royal Family
    ISBN: 9780008424114
    Title: Finding Freedom: Harry & Meghan & the Making of a Modern Royal Family
    Author: DURAND CAROLYN; SCOBIE OMID


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    Price: $38.00
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  • First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
    First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
    ISBN: 9780732265915
    Title: First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
    Author: UNG LOUNG

    A daughter of Cambodia remembers.Until age five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of an educated, high-ranking government official. When the Kymer Rouge stormed the city in 1975, the young girl and her family fled from village to village. Fighting to hide their identity, the Ungs eventually were forced to separate to survive. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans. As half her family died in labour camps by execution, starvation, and disease, Loung herself grew increasingly resilient and determined - armed with indomitable will, she miraculously managed to outlast the Khmer Rouge and survive the killing fields. First They Killed My Father is her astonishing story, a memorable human drama of courage and survival against all odds.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    ISBN: 9780473403911
    Title: Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    Author: STEEL SHARYN & DRYDEN ZOE

    Kharika Devkota struggles to come to term with her arranged marriage and confronts poverty, illiteracy and a society that fails to recognise her most basis human rights. Now 90 years old and still living alongside her sons in
    rural Nepal, she has become a successful landowner, micro lender, and beloved great grandmother. She does her calculations and records with stones.
    Based on a true story, this book provides a rare insight into the exceptional courage and determination of this Hindu woman.
    Sharyn Steel is a writer/journalist, living in Wellington with one previous book published, Struggling to Fly, and her daughter, Zoe Dryden, is a leadership coach, who after teaching English in Nepal, set up an aid programme
    with the local people and a leadership development programme that functions alongside it. She takes corporate clients to Nepal regularly and lives near Motueka.


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Germaine The Life of Germaine Greer
    Germaine The Life of Germaine Greer
    ISBN: 9780143782858
    Title: Germaine The Life of Germaine Greer
    Author: KLEINHENZ ELIZABETH

    As a student in Melbourne, Elizabeth Kleinhenz heard frequent talk of this almost mythical figure, Germaine Greer. Urged on by her mother, a first wave feminist, she read The Female Eunuch, a clarion call that rallied women to assert their female power, and, like her mother and millions of others across the world, changed her life.

    As one of the first researchers permitted to trawl through the Germaine Greer Archive housed at the University of Melbourne, Elizabeth found evidence of a brilliant teacher, serious scholar, flamboyantly attired hippie TV presenter, provocative magazine columnist and editor, real estate investor, domestic goddess, creator of extravagant gardens and preserves, shelterer of strays and waifs, libertarian, bohemian, anarchist, working journalist, correspondent, traveller and adventurer, international celebrity and performer, wag and ratbag, mentor and icon.

    Germaine Greer has said that her archive is a representation of the times in which she has lived. Yet she anticipated, catalysed and triumphantly rode the wave of the immense social and intellectual changes of her era. For Elizabeth, two things are certain- women's lives today are very different from how they were when Germaine Greer and she left school; and much of the change that has occurred over the past half-century can be directly attributed to the lifetime of intense scholarship, unremitting hard work and influence of Germaine Greer.

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  • Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North Korea
    Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North Korea
    ISBN: 9780007554850
    Title: Girl With Seven Names: Escape from North Korea
    Author: LEE HYEONSEO & JOHN DAVID (AS TOLD TO)

    An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

    As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told the best on the planet ?

    Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.

    She could not return, since rumours of her escape were spreading, and she and her family could incur the punishments of the government authorities involving imprisonment, torture, and possible public execution. Hyeonseo instead remained in China and rapidly learned Chinese in an effort to adapt and survive. Twelve years and two lifetimes later, she would return to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea, on one of the most arduous, costly and dangerous journeys imaginable.

    This is the unique story not only of Hyeonseo s escape from the darkness into the light, but also of her coming of age, education and the resolve she found to rebuild her life not once, but twice first in China, then in South Korea. Strong, brave and eloquent, this memoir is a triumph of her remarkable spirit."

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  • Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love & Survival
    Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love & Survival
    ISBN: 9781408827758
    Title: Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love & Survival
    Author: REID ATKA & SCHOFIELD HANA

    May, 1992. Hana is twelve years old when she is put on one of the last UN evacuation buses fleeing the besieged city of Sarajevo. Her twenty-one-year-old sister, Atka, staying behind to look after their five younger siblings, is there to say goodbye. Thinking that they will be apart for only a few weeks, they make a promise to each other to be brave. But as the Bosnian war escalates and months go by without contact, their promise to each other becomes deeply significant. Hana is forced to cope as a refugee in Croatia, far away from home and family, while Atka battles for survival in a city where snipers, mortar attacks and desperate food shortages are a part of everyday life. Their mother, working for a humanitarian aid organisation, is unable to reach them and their father retreats inside himself, shocked at what is happening to his city. In Sarajevo, death lurks in every corner and shakes the foundation of their existence. One day their beloved uncle is killed while queuing up for bread in the market square, in a massacre similar to the one three months earlier which prompted a cellist to make a lone musical protest in the deserted streets. But when Atka finds work as a translator in an old, smoky radio station, and then with a photojournalist from New Zealand, life takes an unexpected turn, and the remarkable events that follow change her life, and those of her family, forever. Set in the middle of the bloodiest European conflict since the Second World War, Goodbye Sarajevo is a moving and compelling true story of courage, hope and extraordinary human kindness.

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  • Great Successor: The Secret Rise & Rule of Kim Jong Un
    Great Successor: The Secret Rise & Rule of Kim Jong Un
    ISBN: 9781529387254
    Title: Great Successor: The Secret Rise & Rule of Kim Jong Un
    Author: FIFIELD ANNA


    'Superb . . . a detailed account of a regime and a personality that are normally shrouded in mystery' Financial Times, Books of the Year


    'Packed with the fascinating and frequently bizarre anecdotal detail' The Times

    'Superb...a model of investigative diligence and rigour' New Statesman

    'Astonishing and insightful - the inside story of the mercurial man now making headlines, and history. Essential reading' Lyse Doucet


    'By far the most complete insight into the Hermit Kingdom I have ever seen' Christina Lamb


    'An important and rigorous piece of journalism written with clarity and urgency' Sunday Times



    'Fascinating' Mail on Sunday

    The Great Successor is an irreverent yet insightful quest to understand the life of Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most secretive dictators. Kim's life is swathed in myth and propaganda, from the plainly silly--he supposedly ate so much Swiss cheese that his ankles gave way--to the grimly bloody stories of the ways his enemies and rival family members have perished at his command.


    One of the most knowledgeable journalists on modern Korea, Anna Fifield has exclusive access to Kim's aunt and uncle who posed as his parents while he was growing up in Switzerland, members of the entourage that accompanied Dennis Rodman on his quasi-ambassadorial visits with Kim, and the Japanese sushi chef whom Kim befriended and who was the first outsider to identify him as the inevitable successor to his father as supreme ruler. She has been able to create a captivating portrait of the oddest and most isolated political regime in the world, one that is broken yet able to summon a US president for peace talks, bankrupt yet in possession of nuclear weapons. Kim Jong Un; ridiculous but deadly, and a man of our times.



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  • Healing Lives
    Healing Lives
    ISBN: 9781760982034
    Title: Healing Lives
    Author: WILLIAMS SUE

    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.Healing Lives reveals the untold tale of Mamitu Gashe, Dr Catherine Hamlin's protégée, and the inspiring almost 60-year friendship between the two women.In 1962, three years after Drs Catherine and Reg Hamlin arrived in Ethiopia, an illiterate peasant girl sought their aid. Mamitu Gashe was close to death and horrifically injured during childbirth after an arranged marriage - at the age of just fourteen to a man she'd never met - in a remote mountain village.The Hamlins' Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital saved her and, in return, Mamitu dedicated her life to Catherine's mission. Under the iconic doctor's guidance, Mamitu went from mopping floors and comforting her fellow patients, to becoming one of the most acclaimed fistula surgeons in the world, despite never having had a day's schooling.This is the moving story of the friendship that saved the lives of over 60,000 of the poorest women on earth.

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    Price: $40.00
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  • Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    ISBN: 9780062802255
    Title: Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    Author: ALBRIGHT MADELEINE


    Six-time& New York Times& bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright--one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants--reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir.



    In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. "I don't want to be remembered," she answered. "I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last."


    In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail--and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age.


    Hell and Other Destinations& reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.


    Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.



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    Price: $61.00
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  • Hidden Valley Road
    Hidden Valley Road
    ISBN: 9781787473812
    Title: Hidden Valley Road
    Author: KOLKER ROBERT


    "Hidden Valley Road contains everything: scientific intrigue, meticulous reporting, startling revelations, and, most of all, a profound sense of humanity. It is that rare book that can be read again and again."
    -David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon


    One of the New York Times' "20 most anticipated books of 2020": the heartrending story of a mid-century American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.


    "An extraordinary case study and tour de force of reporting."
    -Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind


    Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins - aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony - and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family?


    What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations.


    With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope.


    "This book tore my heart out. It is a revelation-about the history of mental health treatment, about trauma, foremost about family-and a more-than-worthy follow-up to Robert Kolker's brilliant Lost Girls."
    -Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me and Give Me Your Hand



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    Price: $38.00
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