• & How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Portrait of Oliver Sacks
    & How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Portrait of Oliver Sacks
    ISBN: 9780374236410
    Title: & How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Portrait of Oliver Sacks
    Author: WESCHLER LAWRENCE

    Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile him for The New Yorker. Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenings but the book had hardly been an immediate success, and the rumpled clinician was still largely unknown. Over the ensuing four years, the two men worked closely together until Sacks asked Weschler to abandon the profile, a request to which Weschler acceded. The two remained close friends, however, across the next thirty years and then, just as Sacks was dying, he urged Weschler to take up the project once again. This book is the result of that entreaty.Weschler sets Sacks's brilliant table talk and extravagant personality in vivid relief. We see Sacks rowing and ranting and caring deeply; composing the essays that would form The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; recalling his turbulent drug-fueled younger days; helping his patients and exhausting his friends; and waging intellectual war against a medical and scientific establishment that failed to address his greatest concern: the spontaneous specificity of the individual human soul. And all the while he is pouring out a stream of glorious, ribald, hilarious, and often profound conversation that establishes him as one of the great talkers of the age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 101 Problems for the Armchair Scientist: Such as How do Headphone Wires Get So Tangled?
    101 Problems for the Armchair Scientist: Such as How do Headphone Wires Get So Tangled?
    ISBN: 9780857625076
    Title: 101 Problems for the Armchair Scientist: Such as How do Headphone Wires Get So Tangled?
    Author: LEVY JOEL

    Is running always faster than walking? If you froze your hand in liquid nitrogen and hit it with a hammer, would it shatter? Could you survive in a falling elevator by jumping as it hit the ground? Why can't a fly get out of the toilet?
    This fascinating foray into the world of science tackles some perplexing problems that even the brainiest of scientists can't figure out. It presents you with 101 imaginative scenarios - from everyday life to the human body, and from the natural world to outer space - and provides the scientific reasons or theories behind why they are possible. Including: why an ant can survive in a microwave; why some people sneeze when they see bright light; and why it takes longer for a ball to come down than go up.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 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: 9781760890957
    Title: Against All Odds: The Inside Account of the Thai Cave Rescue, & the Courageous Australians at the Heart of It
    Author: CHALLEN CRAIG ; HARRIS RICHARD

    'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.'

    In June 2018, for seventeen days, the world watched and held its breath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen.

    These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands.
    Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • Argonauts
    Argonauts
    ISBN: 9781925355604
    Title: Argonauts
    Author: NELSON MAGGIE

    An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language and family


    Maggie Nelson's The Argonautsis a genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce and timely thinking about desire, identity and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its centre is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family making.


    Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry for this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.


    Maggie Nelsonis a poet, a critic, and the author of several nonfiction books, including The Red Parts, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, and Jane: A Murder. She teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts and lives in Los Angeles, California.


    'A superb exploration of the risk and the excitement of change...An exceptional portrait both of a romantic partnership and of the collaboration between Nelson's mind and heart.' New Yorker


    'Maggie Nelson slays entrenched notions of gender, marriage and sexuality with lyricism, intellectual brass and soul-ringing honesty.' Vanity Fair


    'A magnificent achievement of thought, care and art.' Los Angeles Times


    'Nelson's writing is fluid--to read her story is to drift dreamily among her thoughts...She masterfully analyzes the way we talk about sex and gender.' Huffington Post


    'One of the most intelligent, generous and moving books of the year.' STARRED review Publishers Weekly


    'A book that will challenge readers as much as the author has challenged herself.' STARRED review KirkusReviews


    'So much writing about motherhood makes the world seem smaller after the child arrives, more circumscribed, as if in tacit fealty to the larger cultural assumptions about moms and domesticity; Nelson's book does the opposite.' New York Times Book Review



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Back Story: a Memoir
    Back Story: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780007351749
    Title: Back Story: a Memoir
    Author: MITCHELL DAVID

    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: * the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP ('Flat Roofed Pub') * the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm * why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink * the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds * the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide * how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica * trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding * that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it * why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday * that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think Gold title * David will fully promote to his army of Twitter followers, now exceeding 890k in number * Peep Show has attracted 1.8 million viewers and has 1 million DVD sales. Over 10 million viewers have watched his Soap Box YouTube channel. * Will also appeal to his Observer readership, where he has been a columnist since 2009 * The audience is huge: David's TV appearances include Have I Got News For You, QI, Would I Lie to You? And 10'clock Live. He is also and regular on Radio 4, appearing on Desert Island Discs, Just a Minute and presently on The Unbelievable Truth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • 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: $61.00

    $61.00
  • Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
    Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
    ISBN: 9781910702796
    Title: Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
    Author: CHANG JUNG

    The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but there was far more to the Soong sisters than these caricatures. As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history.

    Red Sister, Ching-ling, married Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Chinese republic, and later became Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, was Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of the pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, was Chiang's unofficial main adviser. She made herself one of China's richest women - and her husband Chiang's prime minister. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant attacks and mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. The relationship between them was highly charged emotionally, especially once they had embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' world.

    Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister
    is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a monumental journey, from Canton to Hawaii and New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape the history of twentieth-century China.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 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: Einstein
    Biographic: Einstein
    ISBN: 9781781453339
    Title: Biographic: Einstein
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Many people know that Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was the creator of the theory of relativity that revolutionized modern science. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he did not learn to speak until he was 4 years old; that he was asked to become the President of Israel in 1952, but refused; that he was under surveillance by the FBI for 22 years; and that after urging the development of the atomic bomb, he later became a proponent of nuclear disarmament. Biographic: Einstein presents an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the scientist behind the science.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 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
  • Blue Nights
    Blue Nights
    ISBN: 9780007432905
    Title: Blue Nights
    Author: DIDION JOAN

    From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana's wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana's childhood-in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. "How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?" Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her own age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. Blue Nights-the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, "the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning"-like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profoundly moving. From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • 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
  • Democracy May Not Exist but We'll Miss It When It's Gone
    Democracy May Not Exist but We'll Miss It When It's Gone
    ISBN: 9781788738262
    Title: Democracy May Not Exist but We'll Miss It When It's Gone
    Author: TAYLOR ASTRA

    Democracy is in crisis. In every major company it has been stole by elites or in the hands of strong men. In democracy's name we see a raft of policies that spread inequality and xenophobia worldwide. It is clear that democracy - the principle of government by and for the people - is not living up to its promise.
    In fact, real democracy- inclusive and egalitarian - has in fact never existed. In this urgent and engaging book, Astra Taylor invites us to re-examine the term. Is democracy a means or an end? A process or a set of desired outcomes? What if the those outcomes, whatever they may be - peace, prosperity, equality, liberty, an engaged citizenry - can be achieved by non-democratic means? Or if an election leads to a terrible outcome? If democracy means rule by the people, what does it mean to rule and who counts as the people? The inherent paradoxes are too often unnamed and unrecognized. But to ignore them is no longer possible.
    Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone offers a better understanding of what is possible, what we want, and why democracy is so hard to realize.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Dictionary of Interesting & Important Dogs
    Dictionary of Interesting & Important Dogs
    ISBN: 9781780724041
    Title: Dictionary of Interesting & Important Dogs
    Author: CONRADI PETER J

    Tin Tin's Snowy, Odysseus's Argos, Darwin's Polly, Mary Queen of Scots's 22 lap-dogs, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Flush... Behind every great man or woman is a dog.&


    A Dictionary of Interesting and Important Dogsis a rich compendium of the world's most significant and beloved dogs. Embracing the intriguing and the provocative, the essential and the trivial, Peter J. Conradi forays into history, literature and personal anecdotes to unearth a treasure trove of canine characters.&

    Discover the stories behind Karl Marx's and his daughter's Dogberry Club; the lapdogs who were secreted in first-class cabins on the Titanic and how they survived; Edinburgh's Greyfriars Bobby who stayed by his master's grave for 14 years; and the one undisputed fact about Shakespeare - his singular dislike for dogs.

    A Dictionary of Interesting and Important Dogsis a wonderful and witty homage to man's most faithful friend.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    ISBN: 9781419735110
    Title: Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    Author: NGUYEN VIET THANH ED

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences, and the result is The Displaced, a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind current headlines, with proceeds to support the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

    Today the world faces an enormous refugee crisis: 68.5 million people fleeing persecution and conflict from Myanmar to South Sudan and Syria, a figure worse than flight of Jewish and other Europeans during World War II and beyond anything the world has seen in this generation. Yet in the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries with the means to welcome refugees, anti-immigration politics and fear seem poised to shut the door. Even for readers seeking to help, the sheer scale of the problem renders the experience of refugees hard to comprehend.

    Viet Nguyen, called "one of our great chroniclers of displacement" (Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker), brings together writers originally from Mexico, Bosnia, Iran, Afghanistan, Soviet Ukraine, Hungary, Chile, Ethiopia, and others to make their stories heard. They are formidable in their own right--MacArthur Genius grant recipients, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalists, filmmakers, speakers, lawyers, professors, and New Yorker contributors--and they are all refugees, many as children arriving in London and Toronto, Oklahoma and Minnesota, South Africa and Germany. Their 17 contributions are as diverse as their own lives have been, and yet hold just as many themes in common.

    Reyna Grande questions the line between "official" refugee and "illegal" immigrant, chronicling the disintegration of the family forced to leave her behind; Fatima Bhutto visits Alejandro I rritu's virtual reality border crossing installation "Flesh and Sand"; Aleksandar Hemon recounts a gay Bosnian's answer to his question, "How did you get here?"; Thi Bui offers two uniquely striking graphic panels; David Bezmozgis writes about uncovering new details about his past and attending a hearing for a new refugee; and Hmong writer Kao Kalia Yang recalls the courage of children in a camp in Thailand.

    These essays reveal moments of uncertainty, resilience in the face of trauma, and a reimagining of identity, forming a compelling look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge. The Displaced is also a commitment: ABRAMS will donate 10 percent of the cover price of this book, a minimum of $25,000 annually, to the International Rescue Committee, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid, relief, and resettlement to refugees and other victims of oppression or violent conflict.

    List of Contributors:
    Joseph Azam
    David Bezmozgis
    Fatima Bhutto
    Thi Bui
    Ariel Dorfman
    Lev Golinkin
    Reyna Grande
    Meron Hadero
    Aleksandar Hemon
    Joseph Kertes
    Porochista Khakpour
    Marina Lewycka
    Maaza Mengiste
    Dina Nayeri
    Vu Tran
    Novuyo Rosa Tshuma
    Kao Kalia Yang

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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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  • Fall of Richard Nixon:  A Reporter Remembers Watergate
    Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate
    ISBN: 9781400069705
    Title: Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate
    Author: BROKAW TOM

    Brokaw recounts the endgame of the Watergate scandal and the Nixon presidency in real time, from his perspective in the press corps as a young White House correspondent for NBC News.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, & the Making of a Family
    Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, & the Making of a Family
    ISBN: 9780751571936
    Title: Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, & the Making of a Family
    Author: ALBOM MITCH


    Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.


    Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port-au-Prince.


    With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, "No one in Haiti can help you with."


    Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.


    Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed--a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.



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  • First Lady: The Life & Wars of Clementine Churchill
    First Lady: The Life & Wars of Clementine Churchill
    ISBN: 9781781313077
    Title: First Lady: The Life & Wars of Clementine Churchill
    Author: PURNELL SONIA


    Without Churchill's inspiring leadership Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her'.


    Clementine was Winston's emotional rock and his most trusted confidante; not only was she involved in some of the most crucial decisions of war, but she exerted an influence over her husband and the Government that would appear scandalous to modern eyes. Yet her ability to charm Britain's allies and her humanitarian efforts on the Home Front earned her deep respect, both behind closed doors in Whitehall and among the population at large.


    That Clementine should become Britain's 'First Lady' was by no means pre-ordained. Born into impecunious aristocracy, her childhood was far from gilded. Her mother was a serial adulteress and gambler, who spent many years uprooting her children to escape the clutches of their erstwhile father, and by the time Clementine entered polite society she had become the target of cruel snobbery and rumours about her parentage.


    In Winston, however, she discovered a partner as emotionally insecure as herself, and in his career she found her mission. Her dedication to his cause may have had tragic consequences for their children, but theirs was a marriage that changed the course of history.& & & & &


    Now, acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating union. From the personal and political upheavals of the Great War, through the Churchills' 'wilderness years' in the 1930s, to Clementine's desperate efforts to preserve her husband's health during the struggle against Hitler, Sonia presents the inspiring but often ignored story of one of the most important women in modern history.



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  • For the Record
    For the Record
    ISBN: 9780008239282
    Title: For the Record
    Author: CAMERON DAVID


    David Cameron was elected Conservative leader in 2005, promising to modernize the party following its three successive electoral defeats. He became Prime Minister in 2010, forming Britain's first coalition government in 70 years, at a moment of economic crisis, and went on to win the first outright Conservative majority for 23 years at the 2015 general election.



    In For the Record, he will explain how the governments he led transformed the UK economy while implementing a modern, compassionate agenda that included reforming education and welfare, legalizing gay marriage, honoring the UK's commitment to overseas aid and spearheading environmental policies. He will shed light on the seminal world events of his premiership--the Arab Spring; the rise of ISIS; the invasion of Ukraine; the conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Syria--as well as events at home, from the Olympic Games in 2012 to the Scottish referendum. He will provide, for the first time, his perspective on the EU referendum and his views on the future of Britain's place in the world following Brexit.



    Revealing the battles and achievements of his life and career in intimate and frank detail, For the Record will be an important assessment of the significant political events of the last decade, the nature of power and the role of leadership at a time of profound global change.



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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Her Kind of Luck: Violin Prodigy, a Guinness-World Record Holder, a Suspected Spy, a Grandmother
    Her Kind of Luck: Violin Prodigy, a Guinness-World Record Holder, a Suspected Spy, a Grandmother
    ISBN: 9781925589856
    Title: Her Kind of Luck: Violin Prodigy, a Guinness-World Record Holder, a Suspected Spy, a Grandmother
    Author: BALOGH MICHELLE

    In her mid-twenties, rudderless and unsure, Michelle moved into her step- great-grandmother Shan-Yi's Sydney apartment just after her passing. Shan-Yi had been part of Michelle's family since long before she was born and staying at the glamourous art deco apartment was meant to help Michelle back on her feet.

    While there, Michelle found an extraordinary trove of letters, diaries and papers that told of her great-grandmother's unique life - one of adventure and heartache, trans-Atlantic travel and espionage. Born in China, Shan-Yi moved to America with her family aged four and ran away to Canton at sixteen with the help of a businessman and music connoisseur, Warsing Fuh. So began Shan-Yi's extraordinary globe-trotting twenties before she settled in Sydney with a German man - at the start of World War II - only he wasn't what he seemed.

    Meticulously researched and told with great heart, this is the story of an unparalleled life and the inspiration it afforded her step-great-grandaughter - exactly when she needed it the most.

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  • Hermit King: The Dangerous Game of Kim Jong Un
    Hermit King: The Dangerous Game of Kim Jong Un
    ISBN: 9781250202826
    Title: Hermit King: The Dangerous Game of Kim Jong Un
    Author: LEE CHUNG MIN


    North Korea is poised at the crossroads of history. Which direction will its leader take?

    Throughout the world, oppressive regimes are being uprooted and replaced by budding democracies, but one exception remains: The People's Republic of North Korea. The Kim family has clung to power for three generations by silencing dissidents, ruling with an iron fist, and holding its neighbors hostage with threats of war. Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, North Korea has come closer than ever to creating a viable nuclear arsenal, but widespread famine and growing resistance are weakening his regime's stability.


    In The Hermit King, Asian geopolitical expert Chung Min Lee tells the story of the rise of the Kim Dynasty and its atrocities, motivations, and diplomatic goals. He also discusses the possible outcomes of its aggressive standoff with the world superpowers.


    Kim Jong Un is not a crazed "Rocket Man" or a bumbling despot; he has been groomed since birth to take control of his country and stay in power at all costs. He is now at a fateful crossroads. Will he make good on decades of threats, liberalize North Korea and gain international legitimacy, or watch his regime crumble around him? Lee analyzes the likelihood and consequences of each of these possibilities, cautioning that in the end, a humanitarian crisis in the region is all but unavoidable. The Hermit King is a thoughtful and compelling look at the most complicated diplomatic situation on Earth.



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  • Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas
    Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas
    ISBN: 9781988516660
    Title: Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas
    Author: SHELL CALLIE

    Award-winning photographer Callie Shell presents an intimate and moving portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama and the presidency that made history. This unique look behind the curtains follows the journey from the Obama's home in Chicago to the White House with a collection of nearly 200 photographs, each combined with inspiring and revealing quotes from Michelle and Barack that reveal their warmth, compassion, and un ending commitment to service. With an in-depth introduction by Shell, together with notes drawn from the detailed diaries she kept during her time with the Obamas, this is a deeply personal insight into this extraordinary couple who inspired and empowered millions of people.

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  • Horizon
    Horizon
    ISBN: 9781529111248
    Title: Horizon
    Author: LOPEZ BARRY


    'Horizon is magnificent; a contemporary epic' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland

    From the author of the classic Arctic Dreams comes a vivid recollection of his travels around the world and the encounters that have shaped an extraordinary life.


    Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the earth's most remote regions - Barry Lopez gives us his most far-ranging and personal work to date. Spanning decades of travel, Horizon describes journeys to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.


    Lopez also probes the history of humanity's quests and explorations, from prehistoric expeditions to today's ecotourism. He takes us to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, via friendships with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, in a book that makes us see the world differently. It is the crowning achievement of one of the world's best travel writers.


    'The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... [an] astounding new memoir' Sunday Times



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  • Horses, Heifers & Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet
    Horses, Heifers & Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet
    ISBN: 9781782436836
    Title: Horses, Heifers & Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet
    Author: NORTON JULIAN

    Based at the Skeldale Veterinary Centre, in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, the modern, relocated practice featured in the classic stories of James Herriot, and with a foreword by James Herriot's son, this is a warm and evocative memoir from a young vet whose love for his vocation shines through on every page. From alpacas to exotic pigs, puppies to rabbits, Julian has treated them all and his book is packed with stories about his loveable patients and will prove a firm favourite with all animal lovers. Dealing with unexpected exotic pets - and handling excitable humans too - Julian has seen all sides of the veterinary world and writes about it all with humour and affection. Just as happy calving a cow, treating a dehydrated chameleon or tending to the overgrown teeth of a rabbit, his passion for his work shines through on every page, as does his love for Yorkshire.Julian Norton also stars in Channel 5's fly-on-the-wall documentary series The Yorkshire Vet, one of the channel's highest rated shows (with series four set to return in 2017). Warm, evocative always compassionate and often funny, Julian's tales bring to life the world of the working vet and the highs and lows he and his colleagues face on a daily basis.

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  • How to Be a Family: How I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
    How to Be a Family: How I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
    ISBN: 9780316552622
    Title: How to Be a Family: How I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
    Author: KOIS DAN

    In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny book, the fractious, loving Kois family goes in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home-- but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Incurable Romantic & Other Unsettling Revelations
    Incurable Romantic & Other Unsettling Revelations
    ISBN: 9781408709863
    Title: Incurable Romantic & Other Unsettling Revelations
    Author: TALLIS FRANK


    'Frank Tallis brings a lifetime's clinical experience and wise reflection to a condition that, by its own strange routes, leads us into the very heart of love itself. This is a brilliant, compelling book' Ian McEwan


    Love is a great leveller. Everyone wants love, everyone falls in love, everyone loses love, and everyone knows something of love's madness. But the experience of obsessive love is no trivial matter. In the course of his career psychologist Dr Frank Tallis has treated many unusual patients, whose stories have lessons for all of us.


    A barristers' clerk becomes convinced that her dentist has fallen in love with her and they are destined to be together for eternity; a widow is visited by the ghost of her dead husband; an academic is besotted with his own reflection; a beautiful woman searches jealously for a rival who isn't there; and a night porter is possessed by a lascivious demon. These are just some of the people whom we meet in an extraordinary and original book that explores the conditions of longing and desire - true accounts of psychotherapy that take the reader on a journey through the darker realms of the amorous mind.


    Drawing on the latest scientific research into the biological and psychological mechanisms underlying romance and emotional attachment, The Incurable Romantic demonstrates that ultimately love dissolves the divide between what we judge to be normal and abnormal.



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    Price: $38.00
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  • Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts
    Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts
    ISBN: 9780252084263
    Title: Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts
    Author: STONER ANDREW

    As the acclaimed author of And the Band Played On, Randy Shilts became the country's most recognized voice on the HIV/AIDS epidemic. His success emerged from a relentless work ethic and strong belief in the power of journalism to help mainstream society understand not just the rising tide of HIV/AIDS but gay culture and liberation.In-depth and dramatic, Andrew E. Stoner's biography follows the remarkable life of the brash, pioneering journalist. Shilts's reporting on AIDS in San Francisco broke barriers even as other gay writers and activists ridiculed his overtures to the mainstream and labeled him a traitor to the movement, charges the combative Shilts forcefully answered. Behind the scenes, Shilts overcame career-threatening struggles with alcohol and substance abuse to achieve the notoriety he had always sought, while the HIV infection he had purposely kept hidden began to take his life.Filled with new insights and fascinating detail, The Journalist of Castro Street reveals the historic work and passionate humanity of the legendary investigative reporter and author.

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    Price: $47.00
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