• Ayesha's Gift: a Daughter's Search for the Truth About Her Father
    Ayesha's Gift: a Daughter's Search for the Truth About Her Father
    ISBN: 9781471149764
    Title: Ayesha's Gift: a Daughter's Search for the Truth About Her Father
    Author: SIXSMITH MARTIN

    From the author of the bestselling Philomena, made into the award-winning film starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, comes the story of a young woman, born in Pakistan, living in Britain, whose life is thrown into desperate turmoil by the violent death of her father.& The Pakistani authorities talk of suicide, but why would Ayesha's happy, gentle father kill himself?& &
    & & Ayesha's quest to find the truth takes her right away from her safe London existence.& She meets with threats, intimidation and smiling perjurers who resent her intrusion into their world. She is warned that her life is in danger; powerful, ruthless men have reasons to want her silenced.& & But there are things she needs to know, that compel her to press on with her search for the truth.
    & & Was her father an innocent victim?& Can she continue to revere the image of him she grew up with, that of a good, loving parent?& Or will she be forced to accept that her father was not the person she thought he was?&
    & & Ayesha decides that the only way forward is to fly to Pakistan and confront his killers.& & & When she goes, Martin Sixsmith goes with her.& & The denouement of their journey together is extraordinarily moving, with unforeseen repercussions for them both.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • 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
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  • Backpack, a Bear & Eight Crates of Vodka: a Memoir
    Backpack, a Bear & Eight Crates of Vodka: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780345806338
    Title: Backpack, a Bear & Eight Crates of Vodka: a Memoir
    Author: GOLINKIN LEV

    In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later, Lev, now an American adult, sets out to retrace his family's long trek and locate the strangers who fought for his freedom. Lev Golinkin's memoir is the vivid, darkly comic, and poignant story of a young boy in the confusing and often chilling final decade of the Soviet Union. It's also the story of Lev Golinkin, the American man who finally confronts his buried past by returning to Austria and Eastern Europe to track down the strangers who made his escape possible to say thank you. This is a thrilling tale of escape and survival, a deeply personal look at the life of a Jewish child caught in the last gasp of the Soviet Union, and a provocative investigation into the power of hatred and the search for belonging.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Bad Blood: a Memoir
    Bad Blood: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780008329679
    Title: Bad Blood: a Memoir
    Author: SAGE LORNA

    One of the most critically acclaimed memoirs ever written. One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist. Lorna sage's outstanding childhood and adolescence brings to life her eccentric family and bizarre upbringing in rural Wales. The period is evoked through a wickedly funny and deeply intelligent account: from the 1940s, dominated for Lorna by her dissolute but charismatic vicar grandfather, through the 1950s, where the invention of fish fingers revolutionised the lives of housewives like Lorna's mother, to the brink of the 1960s, where Lorna's pregnancy at 16 outraged those around her, an event her grandmother blamed on 'the fiendish invention of sex'. Bad Blood vividly and wittily explores a vanished time and place, and illuminate the lives of three generations of women.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    ISBN: 9781476777412
    Title: Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu & Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
    Author: HAMMER JOSHUA

    To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven.

    In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that had fallen into obscurity. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers.

    In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu. They imposed Sharia law, chopped off the hands of accused thieves, stoned to death unmarried couples, and threatened to destroy the great manuscripts. As the militants tightened their control over Timbuktu, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali.

    Over the past twenty years, journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al Qaeda and preserve Mali's--and the world's--literary patrimony. Hammer explores the city's manuscript heritage and offers never-before-reported details about the militants' march into northwest Africa. But above all, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

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  • Balancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre
    Balancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre
    ISBN: 9781910702895
    Title: Balancing Acts: Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre
    Author: HYTNER NICHOLAS


    ** BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week **

    You start with a vision, and you deliver a compromise. You want a play to be challenging, ambitious, nuanced and complicated. You also want it to sell tickets. You want to make art, and you know you're in show business. These are some of the balancing acts that the National Theatre, and this book, is about.


    This is the inside story of twelve years at the helm of Britain's greatest theatre. It is a story of lunatic failures and spectacular successes such as The History Boys, War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors; of opening the doors of the National Theatre to a broader audience than ever before, and changing the public's perception of what theatre is for. It is about probing Shakespeare from every angle and reinventing the classics. About fostering new talent and directing some of the most celebrated actors of our times. Its cast includes the likes of Alan Bennett, Maggie Smith, Mike Leigh, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren.


    Intimate, candid and insightful, Balancing Acts is a passionate exploration of the art and alchemy of making theatre.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Barack Obama the Making of the Man
    Barack Obama the Making of the Man
    ISBN: 9781848872806
    Title: Barack Obama the Making of the Man
    Author: MARANISS DAVID

    Millions have read Barak Obama's Dreams from my Father and think they know his story. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Maraniss has produced a startling biography which reveals the true narrative of Obama's early years. In BARACK OBAMA, David Maraniss has written a sweeping narrative which reveals the real story of Obama's beginnings: child of a black man from Luoland and a white woman born in Texas. He charts the fortunes of the two disparate families, polar opposites in every way, which produced these two extraordinary individuals, who met briefly in Hawaii, never cohabited, and married only to legitimize the child born of that union. At the heart of Obama's psyche and his political beliefs - and therefore his presidency - is his life-long struggle to understand the extreme duality of his identity. Maraniss explores his extraordinary journey from a mixed race boy raised by white grandparents in laid-back Hawaii to an African American with a burning political vision and vocation. BARACK OBAMA contains a wealth of new material. Maraniss reveals here previously unpublished love letters written by Obama as a young man in a search of an identity: black or white, writer or a man who could lead. He also includes the journal entries of Obama's first significant (white) girlfriend, which chart their intense relationship and the moment when young Barack realised that he must leave everything behind him and set out for Chicago in order to 'become' an African American. The story wrought here is one of fierce ambition, survival, and love.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Barack Obama the Making of the Man
    Barack Obama the Making of the Man
    ISBN: 9781848872813
    Title: Barack Obama the Making of the Man
    Author: MARANISS DAVID

    Pulitzer prize-winning biographer david maraniss reveals the statling story of US president Barack Obama's early years. At the heart of Obama's psyche, and therefore his presidency, is his life-long struggle to form an identity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Barefoot Surgeon: The Inspirational Story of Dr Sanduk Ruit, the Eye Surgeon Giving Sight & Hope to the World's Poor
    Barefoot Surgeon: The Inspirational Story of Dr Sanduk Ruit, the Eye Surgeon Giving Sight & Hope to the World's Poor
    ISBN: 9781760292706
    Title: Barefoot Surgeon: The Inspirational Story of Dr Sanduk Ruit, the Eye Surgeon Giving Sight & Hope to the World's Poor
    Author: GRIPPER ALI

    Inspiring and uplifting, this is the extraordinary the story of Dr Sanduk Ruit who, like his mentor Fred Hollows, took on the world's medical establishment to give the life-changing gift of sight to hundreds of thousands of the world's poorest and most isolated people.

    'A true insight into my remarkable friend Dr Sanduk Ruit.' - Gabi Hollows 'He reminds me of Don Bradman. They both have a God-given talent and skill....' - Ray Martin 'If I've done one thing in life I'm proud of, it's launching Ruit into the world'. - Fred Hollows 'One of the greatest people I've ever met.' - Joel Edgerton 'I've known Dr Sanduk Ruit for over thirty years. He is one of our greatest living eye surgeons and humanitarians...Watching him give the gift of sight is like watching someone give a second life.' - Richard Gere Inspiring and uplifting, this is the extraordinary story of Dr Sanduk Ruit who, like his mentor Fred Hollows, took on the world's medical establishment to give the life-changing gift of sight to hundreds and thousands of the world's poorest and most isolated people. It is the story of a boy from the lowest tiers of a rigid caste system who grew up in a tiny, remote Himalayan village with no school to become one of the most respected ophthalmologists in the world and a medical giant of Asia. Compelling and compassionate, it is also the story of a young doctor who became Fred Hollows' medical soul mate and who chose to defy the world's medical establishment and the lure of riches to make the world a better place.

    Ali Gripper has written features for newspapers and magazines for more than two decades including Good Weekend, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, the Daily Telegraph, the South China Morning Post and Country Style Magazine. She worked closely with Dr Ruit for three years to write his life story.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Beatle Who Vanished
    Beatle Who Vanished
    ISBN: 9780985667702
    Title: Beatle Who Vanished
    Author: BERKENSTADT JIM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
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  • 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
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    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
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  • Beautiful Thing Portrait of a Bombay Bar Dancer
    Beautiful Thing Portrait of a Bombay Bar Dancer
    ISBN: 9781863955218
    Title: Beautiful Thing Portrait of a Bombay Bar Dancer
    Author: FALEIRO SONIA


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    Price: $37.00
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  • Beauty Disrupted a Memoir
    Beauty Disrupted a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780062024459
    Title: Beauty Disrupted a Memoir
    Author: OTIS CARRE & SCHWYZER HUGO

    Throughout her career, supermodel and actress CarrÉ Otis has been celebrated for her striking physical beauty-but in this brazenly honest memoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events that ultimately brought her to strive for, and champion, the kind of beauty that can only be found within. In Beauty Disrupted CarrÉ details the triumphs and challenges of her career in modeling, her rise to fame on the covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Marie Claire, her battle against eating disorders and drug addiction, and her infamous marriage to Mickey Rourke. Beauty Disrupted is her inspiring and personal memoir, a story of difficult lessons learned and inner beauty rediscovered, by a woman famous the world over-not only for her face but, now, for her fighter's spirit.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Becoming a Londoner a Diary
    Becoming a Londoner a Diary
    ISBN: 9781408840115
    Title: Becoming a Londoner a Diary
    Author: PLANTE DAVID

    David Plante has kept a diary of his life among the artistic elite for over half a century. Spanning his first 15 years in London, from the mid-sixties to the early eighties, this first volume of memoirs draws on diary entries, notes, sketches and drawings to reveal a beautiful, intimate portrait of a relationship and a luminous evocation of a world of writers, poets, artists and thinkers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Becoming LARGE PRINT
    Becoming LARGE PRINT
    ISBN: 9780525633754
    Title: Becoming LARGE PRINT
    Author: OBAMA MICHELLE

    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African-American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her-from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it-in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations-and whose story inspires us to do the same.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
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  • Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel & the Berlin Republic
    Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel & the Berlin Republic
    ISBN: 9781108405638
    Title: Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel & the Berlin Republic
    Author: MUSHABEN JOYCE MARIE

    Since 2005, Angela Merkel has transformed not only the way Germans see themselves but also the way that politicians worldwide, male and female, perceive women in power. The East German daughter of a Protestant pastor, this physicist-turned-politician has deployed her life experiences to cultivate a unique set of leadership skills. Her pragmatic, data-driven, and future-oriented approach to politics - grounded in a commitment to democratic pluralism, human rights, and personal responsibility - has produced extraordinary paradigm shifts in many national policies in the wake of major crises. As the first English-language scholarly book to provide an in-depth account of her career and influence, Becoming Madam Chancellor examines Merkel's achievements across six key policy domains, contextualizes these within broader German history before and after reunification, and uncovers the personal and political factors that have contributed to Chancellor Merkel's hard-earned status as the world's most powerful woman.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $44.00
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  • Becoming Steve Jobs: the Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
    Becoming Steve Jobs: the Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
    ISBN: 9781444762013
    Title: Becoming Steve Jobs: the Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
    Author: SCHLENDER BRENT & TETZELI RICK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
    Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
    ISBN: 9780062857842
    Title: Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
    Author: STRACZYNSKI J MICHAEL

    In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood's Changeling and Marvel's Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Beekeeper of Sinjar
    Beekeeper of Sinjar
    ISBN: 9781788161268
    Title: Beekeeper of Sinjar
    Author: MIKHAIL DUNYA


    The true story of a beekeeper who risks his life to rescue enslaved women from Daesh


    Since 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won't convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women.


    The Beekeeper, by the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, tells the harrowing stories of several women who managed to escape the clutches of Daesh. Mikhail extensively interviews these women--who've lost their families and loved ones, who've been sexually abused, psychologically tortured, and forced to manufacture chemical weapons--and as their tales unfold, an unlikely hero emerges: a beekeeper, who uses his knowledge of the local terrain, along with a wide network of transporters, helpers, and former cigarette smugglers, to bring these women, one by one, through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, back into safety.


    In the face of inhuman suffering, this powerful work of nonfiction offers a counterpoint to Daesh's genocidal extremism: hope, as ordinary people risk their own lives to save those of others.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Beekeeper of Sinjar
    Beekeeper of Sinjar
    ISBN: 9781788161299
    Title: Beekeeper of Sinjar
    Author: DUNYA MIKHAIL; MAX WEISS (TRANSLATOR)

    In The Beekeeper of Sinjar, the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail tells the harrowing stories of women from across Iraq who have managed to escape the clutches of ISIS. Since 2014, ISIS has been persecuting the Yazidi people, killing or enslaving those who won't convert to Islam. These women have lost their families and loved ones, along with everything they've ever known. Dunya Mikhail weaves together the women's tales of endurance and near-impossible escape with the story of her own exile and her dreams for thefuture of Iraq.In the midst of ISIS's reign of terror and hatred, an unlikely hero has emerged: the Beekeeper. Once a trader selling his mountain honey across the region, when ISIS came to Sinjar he turned his knowledge of the local terrain to another, more dangerous use. Along with a secret network of transporters, helpers, and former bootleggers, Abdullah Shrem smuggles brutalised Yazidi women to safety through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria, and Eastern Turkey.This powerful work of literary nonfiction offers a counterpoint to ISIS's genocidal extremism: hope, as ordinary people risk torture and death to save the lives of others.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Before Rupert
    Before Rupert
    ISBN: 9780702253782
    Title: Before Rupert
    Author: ROBERTS TOM D C



    Following the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch said his greatest regret was that he had let his father down. Popular history views Sir Keith Murdoch (1885–1952) as a fearless war correspondent, author of a brave, censor-evading letter that led to the evacuation of the Anzac force from Gallipoli; and a principled journalist and dedicated family man who left a single provincial newspaper to Rupert on his death. This benign reputation is unsurprising: the two previously published biographies of Keith were Murdoch family commissions.

    But is there another side to the story of Keith's success and the origins of News Corporation?

    Before Rupert is an unflinching prequel to the saga of the Murdoch family's rise to power. Historian Tom Roberts draws on an unparalleled range of interviews, correspondence and archival sources to trace the genesis of the family's involvement with the newspaper industry and their influence. Before Rupert explores how Keith Murdoch ruthlessly navigated a network of connections and exploited the hidden intersection of press and power to gain ultimate control over Australia's media and political landscapes.

    With controversial revelations – of secret engagements, World War I propaganda operations, and the sensationalising of a schoolgirl's murder leading to the execution of an innocent man – this book shows how by Rupert's birth a pattern for the ruthless exercise of power through an expanding media chain had been set, a course that is still followed to this day.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Being Nixon a Man Divided
    Being Nixon a Man Divided
    ISBN: 9780812985412
    Title: Being Nixon a Man Divided
    Author: THOMAS EVAN

    New York Times bestselling author Evan Thomas brings new life to one of American history's most infamous, paradoxical, and enigmatic politicians: Richard Nixon. What drove a painfully shy outcast in elite Washington society to pursue power and public office? How did a president so attuned to the American political id lack the self-awareness to recognize the gaping character flaws that would drive him from office? Drawing on a wide range of historical accounts, Thomas reveals the contradictions of a leader whose vision and foresight led him to achieve détente with the Soviet Union and reestablish relations with communist China, but whose underhanded political tactics tainted his reputation long before the Watergate scandal. Dispensing with myths to achieve an intimate, nuanced look at the actual man, Evan Thomas delivers a brilliant character study that is the best single-volume biography of Nixon to date. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Being Nixon: the Fears & Hopes of an American President
    Being Nixon: the Fears & Hopes of an American President
    ISBN: 9780812995367
    Title: Being Nixon: the Fears & Hopes of an American President
    Author: THOMAS EVAN

    "What was it really like to be Richard Nixon? Evan Thomas tackles this fascinating question by peeling back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear. The result is both insightful history and an astonishingly compelling psychological portrait of an anxious introvert who struggled to be a transformative statesman."--Walter Isaacson, author of& Steve Jobs

    Evan Thomas delivers the best single-volume biography of Richard Nixon to date, a radical, unique portrait of a complicated figure who was both determinedly optimistic and tragically flawed. The New York Times bestselling author of Ike's Bluff and Sea of Thunder, Thomas brings new life to one of American history's most infamous, paradoxical, and enigmatic politicians, dispensing with myths to achieve an intimate and evenhanded look at the actual man.
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    What drove a painfully shy outcast in elite Washington society--a man so self-conscious he refused to make eye contact during meetings--to pursue power and public office? How did a president so attuned to the American political id that he won reelection in a historic landslide lack the self-awareness to recognize the gaping character flaws that would drive him from office and forever taint his legacy?
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    In Being Nixon, Evan Thomas peels away the layers of the complex, confounding figure who became America's thirty-seventh president. The son of devout Quakers, Richard Nixon (not unlike his rival John F. Kennedy) grew up in the shadow of an older, favored brother and thrived on conflict and opposition. Through high school and college, in the navy and in politics, he was constantly leading crusades and fighting off enemies real and imagined. As maudlin as he was Machiavellian, Nixon possessed the plainspoken eloquence to reduce American television audiences to tears with his career-saving "Checkers" speech; meanwhile, his darker half hatched schemes designed to take down his political foes, earning him the notorious nickname "Tricky Dick."
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    Drawing on a wide range of historical accounts, Thomas reveals the contradictions of a leader whose vision and foresight led him to achieve détente with the Soviet Union and reestablish relations with communist China, but whose underhanded political tactics tainted his reputation long before the Watergate scandal. One of the principal architects of the modern Republican Party and its "silent majority" of disaffected whites and conservative ex-Dixiecrats, Nixon was also deemed a liberal in some quarters for his efforts to desegregate Southern schools, create the Environmental Protection Agency, and end the draft.
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    A deeply insightful character study as well as a brilliant political biography, Being Nixon offers a surprising look at a man capable of great bravery and extraordinary deviousness--a balanced portrait of a president too often reduced to caricature.
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    Advance praise for Being Nixon
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    "The great Evan Thomas has brought us a measured, concise, and important American biography. Now that the shouting and tumult have faded and Richard Nixon moves from our contemporary politics toward history, Thomas offers wise insights, based on many new sources, achieving what might have seemed impossible: He has rendered a new Nixon."--Michael Beschloss, author of Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
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    "Richard Nixon is one of the most complex and fascinating characters in American history. In this poignant, revealing, and compellingly readable book, Evan Thomas makes him human."--Jay Winik, author of April 1865 and The Great Upheaval


    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
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  • Ben Cousins: My Life Story
    Ben Cousins: My Life Story
    ISBN: 9781405040006
    Title: Ben Cousins: My Life Story
    Author: COUSINS BEN & KNOX MALCOLM

    Ben Cousins has one of the most extraordinary stories in modern Australian sport. He's perhaps the most gifted player of his generation - a former captain of the West Coast eagles, a Brownlow medallist, a premiership winner, voted the AFL's Most Valuable Player - but he's best known for what he's done off the footy field rather than on it. Ben is a self-confessed drug addict, whose drug binges would last for days and involve incredible amounts of cocaine, crack and ice. But what's really remarkable about Ben's story is that the two sides of his life - the captaincy, the premierships, the Brownlow, the accolades, and the frenzy and squalor of the drug scene were actually done at the same time, side by side.Ben's book is an account of this double life, and what it's cost him, his family and his friends. It's also an account of his battles to beat his addiction, and his battle to keep playing football - which was his lifeline - against the entrenched opposition of a large number of people in the game. And as if the story is not extraordinary enough, what distinguishes it above all else is the approach Ben's taken to writing it. It is a work of searing emotional and factual honesty. Ben hides nothing, and the result is one of the most remarkable sporting memoirs ever published in Australia.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Ben Thompson: Portrait of a Gunfighter
    Ben Thompson: Portrait of a Gunfighter
    ISBN: 9781574417302
    Title: Ben Thompson: Portrait of a Gunfighter
    Author: BICKNELL THOMAS C & PARSONS CHUCK

    Ben Thompson was a remarkable man, and few Texans can claim to have crowded more excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy into their lives than he did. He was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalryman, mercenary for a foreign emperor, hired gun for a railroad, an elected lawman, professional gambler, and the victor of numerous gunfights.

    As a leading member of the Wild West’s sporting element, Ben Thompson spent most of his life moving in the unsavory underbelly of the West: saloons, dance-houses, billiard halls, bordellos, and gambling dens. During these travels many of the Wild West’s most famous icons—Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, John Ringo, and Buffalo Bill Cody—became acquainted with Ben Thompson. Some of these men called him a friend; others considered him a deadly enemy.
    In life and in death no one ever doubted Ben Thompson’s courage; one Texas newspaperman asserted he was “perfectly fearless, a perfect lion in nature when aroused.” This willingness to trust his life to his expertise with a pistol placed Thompson prominently among the western frontier’s most flamboyant breed of men: gunfighters.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
    $69.00
  • Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography
    Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography
    ISBN: 9781784183325
    Title: Benedict Cumberbatch: The Biography
    Author: LEWIS JUSTIN

    An intimate portrait of a heartthrob and rising star, best known for his portrayal as Sherlock HolmesBenedict Cumberbatch has played detective and monster, barrister and scientist, politician and painter, comic and spy. Still only in his thirties, and with a string of starring and supporting roles, he has portrayed contemporary icons, historical figures, and fictional favorites, from Stephen Hawking, to William Pitt the Younger, to Frankenstein. But inevitably, he is still best known for his idiosyncratic and boldly 21st century incarnation of Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series, Sherlock. The Sherlock star's story is a genuinely compelling addition to a sometimes anodyne genre. This book will trace everything from his travels in Tibet to the trauma of being kidnapped at gun-point in South Africa. His eventful personal life, stellar acting career, and the witty, self-effacing interviews he is renowned for are sure to make him a perfect subject for an in-depth biography.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Ben-Gurion: A Political Life
    Ben-Gurion: A Political Life
    ISBN: 9780805242829
    Title: Ben-Gurion: A Political Life
    Author: PERES SHIMON & LANDAU DAVID


    Part of the Jewish Encounter series

    Israel's current president gives us a dramatic and revelatory biography of Israel's founding father and first prime minister.

    Shimon Peres was in his early twenties when he first met David Ben-Gurion. Although the state that Ben-Gurion would lead through war and peace had not yet declared its precarious independence, the "Old Man," as he was called even then, was already a mythic figure. Peres, who came of age in the cabinets of Ben-Gurion, is uniquely placed to evoke this figure of stirring contradictions--a prophetic visionary and a canny pragmatist who early grasped the necessity of compromise for national survival. Ben-Gurion supported the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine, though it meant surrendering a two-thousand-year-old dream of Jewish settlement in the entire land of Israel. He granted the Orthodox their first exemptions from military service despite his own deep secular commitments, and he reached out to Germany in the aftermath of the Holocaust, knowing that Israel would need as many strong alliances as possible within the European community.

    A prot g of Ben-Gurion and himself a legendary figure on the international political stage, Shimon Peres brings to his account of Ben-Gurion's life and towering achievements the profound insight of a statesman who shares Ben-Gurion's dream of a modern, democratic Jewish nation-state that lives in peace and security alongside its Arab neighbors. In Ben-Gurion, Peres sees a neglected model of leadership that Israel and the world desperately need in the twenty-first century.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Benn Diaries
    Benn Diaries
    ISBN: 9781786330765
    Title: Benn Diaries
    Author: BENN TONY

    "Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. The Benn Diaries, kept for almost seventy years, are a uniquely authoritative, fascinating and readable record of the political life of our times. This single-volume edition is the selected highlights of the complete diaries from Tony's schooldays in the 1940s until he ceased keeping a record of his day-to-day thoughts in 2009. The narrative starts with Tony as a schoolboy and takes the reader through his experience as a trainee pilot during the war, his tentative first days as a backbencher in Atlee's post-war government, through his battle to remain in the Commons after the death of his father. From cabinet posts and leadership battles, through election highs ands lows to becoming a retired widower. Tony Benn was a consistently radical voice campaigning for the causes he was passionate about. This volume is the definitive legacy of the best political diarist of our times."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Bernini: His Life & His Rome
    Bernini: His Life & His Rome
    ISBN: 9780226538525
    Title: Bernini: His Life & His Rome
    Author: MORMANDO FRANCO


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Best of Benn
    Best of Benn
    ISBN: 9780091958923
    Title: Best of Benn
    Author: BENN TONY & WINSTONE RUTH EDITIOR


    The definitive collection of diaries, memoirs, speeches, letters and other writings by Tony Benn.


    THE BEST OF BENN follows the career of Tony Benn, one of the 20th century's most charismatic politicians, through the speeches, articles and interviews made and given over seven decades in the House of Commons, the Morning Star, the Guardian and to conferences and workers.


    From the 'baby of the House', to a widower in his eighties touring the country, this volume showcases Tony Benn's brand of electrifiying speeches, thoughtful journalism and passionate advocacy of often unconventional causes, as well as his fascination with technological change and philosophical dilemmas.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Best of Benn
    Best of Benn
    ISBN: 9781784750329
    Title: Best of Benn
    Author: BENN TONY

    Tony Benn was one of the twentieth century's most charismatic politicians. "The Best of Benn" showcases his powers of original thinking and communication over seven decades. From "the baby of the house" to a retired widower, he was a consistently radical campaigning voice on issues such as the death penalty, the case against the European Union, opposition to war and support of workers' rights. This volume brings together Tony Benn's electrifying speeches, thoughtful journalism and passionate advocacy of often unconventional causes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Best of Miranda: Favourite Episodes Plus Added Treats
    Best of Miranda: Favourite Episodes Plus Added Treats
    ISBN: 9781444799354
    Title: Best of Miranda: Favourite Episodes Plus Added Treats
    Author: HART MIRANDA


    Well hello to you, Dear Book Peruser and thank you for your kind interest in my book o'Miranda.


    Here you will find my favourite six scripts, hand-picked from all three series, with introductions by moi, and some other tit-bits, and silliness. Because no book of this ilk should be without tit-bits and silliness. If nothing else it's fun to say tit-bits. Repeat after me: tit-bits. You're welcome.


    I hope you enjoy seeing the scripts in their pure written form on the page before they translated to what you have seen on screen. And if you're a lovely young person still at school let me know if your drama teacher ever lets you do an episode for the school play. Nothing would make me happier. Though I bagsy play Miranda.


    Your favourite, number one bestselling, comedian Miranda Hart is giving you an access-all-areas VIP backstage pass to her award-winning sitcom.


    Miranda Hart has won bundles of awards, written a bestselling book and completed a sell-out nationwide tour.


    But it was her award-winning BBC sitcom Miranda which first made her a much-loved household name. Miranda's identifiable and loveable character, unique wit and physical comedy struck a chord with millions making the show a national institution and Miranda the "Queen of Comedy".


    Here Miranda gives us an access-all-areas VIP backstage pass to Miranda the sitcom.


    The Best of Miranda contains the full scripts of Miranda's six favourite episodes (including her original revises and annotations) so that you can, if you wish to, cast your family to re-enact choice moments in your living room. The book also includes Miranda's own account of just what goes in to the process of writing, rehearsing and filming, hilarious gossip from the making of the sitcom, previously unpublished photographs and material which didn't make the final edits.


    Other extras include recipes for Gary's favourite cakes, cringeworthy childhood photos of our favourite comedian, a step-by-step guide to making your own Fruit Friends and Vegetapals and a Marry Gary Board Game.


    The Best of Miranda is a beautiful and hilarious book which will delight Miranda's many fans and earn her many new ones.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman & the Scandal That Rocked Paris
    Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman & the Scandal That Rocked Paris
    ISBN: 9781101984499
    Title: Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman & the Scandal That Rocked Paris
    Author: SANCTON TOM

    At the time of her death at age ninety-four, in September 2017, Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'OrUal fortune, was the world's richest woman and the fourteenth wealthiest person. But her gilded life took a dark yet fascinating turn in the past decade, when she became embroiled in a scandal that dominated the headlines in France.

    The Bettencourt Affair, as it came to be called, started as a family drama but quickly became a massive scandal, uncovering L'OrUal's shadowy corporate history and buried World War II secrets. It all began when Liliane met Franpois-Marie Banier, an artist and photographer who was, in his youth, the toast of Paris and a protUgU of Salvador DalY. Over the next two decades, Banier was given hundreds of millions of dollars in gifts, cash, and insurance policies by Liliane. What, exactly, was their relationship? It wasn't clear, least of all to Liliane's daughter and only child, Franpoise, who became suspicious of Banier's motives and filed a lawsuit against him. But Banier has a far different story to tell . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bettyville: a Memoir
    Bettyville: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9781473649668
    Title: Bettyville: a Memoir
    Author: HODGMAN GEORGE

    "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
    FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
    A beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom. Will Schwalbe, author of"The End of Your Life Book Club"
    The idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George Hodgman reaps that humor with great charm. But then he plunges deep, examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son with profound insight and understanding. Alison Bechdel, author of "Fun Home"
    When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can t bring himself to force her from the home both treasure the place where his father s voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.
    As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty s life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town crumbling but still colorful to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of "The End of Your Life Book Club "and "The Tender Bar," Hodgman s "New York Times" bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son s return."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Between Heaven & Earth
    Between Heaven & Earth
    ISBN: 9780957818309
    Title: Between Heaven & Earth
    Author: IRWIN SALLY

    Freda Du Faur's story is not only about her conquest of Mount Cook in 1910 and her daringly brilliant later climbs in the Southern Alps but it also recreates the world of a woman born in the 19th Century who aspired to live as if she had the choices available today. It takes the reader into the realms of Federation Sydney, early mountaineering in New Zealand, suffragist London then, during the later backlash against independent women, into the frightening domain of the first lethal 'deep sleep therapies'. Freda's life was one of great promise, of ambition thwarted, lost love and a pride that refused to compromise.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bibi: The Turbulent Life & Times of Benjamin Netanyahu
    Bibi: The Turbulent Life & Times of Benjamin Netanyahu
    ISBN: 9780465097821
    Title: Bibi: The Turbulent Life & Times of Benjamin Netanyahu
    Author: PFEFFER ANSHEL

    A deeply reported biography of the scandal-plagued Israeli Prime Minister, showing that we cannot understand Israel-its history, present, and future-without first understanding the life and worldview of the man who leads it

    Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in numerous scandals, all of his own making, and may soon be ousted from the office he has held longer than any prior Israeli Prime Minister outside of David Ben Gurion. But Bibi, as he is known by friend and foe alike, is no stranger to controversy. For many in Israel and elsewhere, he is an embarrassment, a threat to democracy, even a precursor to Donald Trump. He nevertheless continues to dominate Israeli public life-and he may yet survive his current crises, the most challenging of his career. How can we explain Netanyahu's rise, his hold on Israeli politics, and his outsized role on the world's stage?

    In Bibi, the Haaretz journalist Anshel Pfeffer argues that we must view Netanyahu as representing the triumph of the underdogs in the Zionist enterprise. Born in 1949, one year after the state of Israel itself, Netanyahu came of age in a nation dominated by liberal, secular Zionists. Yet Netanyahu's grandfather and father bequeathed to him a brand of Zionism integrating Jewish nationalism and religious traditionalism, and he identified with the groups at the margins of Israeli society: right-wing Revisionists, orthodox, Mizrahi Jews, and small-time professionals living in the new towns and cities dotting the Israeli landscape. Netanyahu cultivated each faction individually and then fused them into a coalition that has frequently proven unstoppable in Israeli politics.

    Netanyahu is also a child of America, where he spent many years as a young man, and where he learned the techniques of modern political campaigns as well as the necessity of controlling the media cycle. The product of the affluent East Coast Jewish community and the Reagan era, Netanyahu's politics and worldview were formed as much by American Cold War conservatism as by his family's hardline right-wing Zionism.

    As Pfeffer demonstrates in this penetrating biography, Netanyahu's influence will endure even if his career soon comes to an end. The Israel he has helped make is a hybrid of ancient phobia and high-tech hope, tribalism and globalism-just like the man himself.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

    $60.00
  • Big Blue Sky: a Memoir
    Big Blue Sky: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9781760294199
    Title: Big Blue Sky: a Memoir
    Author: GARRETT PETER

    The provocative, entertaining, impassioned and inspiring memoir of Midnight Oil frontman, environmental activist and politician - a truly remarkable Australian.
    Peter Garrett's life has been fully and passionately lived. A man of boundless energy, compassion, intelligence and creativity, he has already achieved enough to fill several lives.

    From his idyllic childhood growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydney, to an early interest in equality and justice; from the height of 1960s culture shock at ANU to fronting iconic Australian band Midnight Oil; from his time as a galvanising activist for the environment to being the only unaligned Cabinet minister in two Labor governments, Garrett has an extraordinary story to tell.

    He writes movingly about his lifelong mission to protect the environment and his connection with Aboriginal people, about his love for his family and his passion for our country: what it means to him and what it can become.

    Provocative, entertaining, impassioned and inspiring, this memoir goes to the heart and soul of a remarkable Australian and raises questions crucial to us all.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Big Blue Sky: Growing Up & Making Waves in the Best Place on Earth
    Big Blue Sky: Growing Up & Making Waves in the Best Place on Earth
    ISBN: 9781760110413
    Title: Big Blue Sky: Growing Up & Making Waves in the Best Place on Earth
    Author: GARRETT PETER

    Peter Garrett's life so far has been deeply felt and fully and passionately lived. A man of boundless energy, compassion, fierce intelligence and a questing and creative spirit, he has already achieved enough to fill several lives. From his idyllic childhood growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydney, to the devastating early loss of his parents; from arriving at ANU still reeling from the 1960s culture shock to fronting iconic Australian band Midnight Oil; from his time as a galvanising activist for the environment to being the only unaligned Cabinet Minister in two Labor governments, Garrett has an extraordinary story to tell. He writes movingly about his lifelong mission to protect the environment and champion Indigenous communities and issues, about his love for his family and his passion for our country: what it means to him and what it can become. Provocative, entertaining, impassioned and inspiring, this memoir goes to the heart and soul of a remarkable Australian and raises questions crucial for us all.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Big Miss My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
    Big Miss My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
    ISBN: 9780307985989
    Title: Big Miss My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
    Author: HANEY HANK

    The Big Miss is Hank Haney's candid and surprisingly insightful account of his tumultuous six-year journey with Tiger Woods, during which the supremely gifted golfer collected six major championships and rewrote golf history. Hank was one of the very few people allowed behind the curtain. He was with Tiger 110 days a year, spoke to him over 200 days a year, and stayed at his home up to 30 days a year, observing him in nearly every circumstance: at tournaments, on the practice range, over meals, with his wife, Elin, and relaxing with friends. The relationship between the two men began in March 2004 when Hank received a call from Tiger in which the golf champion asked him to be his coach. It was a call that would change both men's lives. Tiger-only 28 at the time-was by then already an icon, judged by the sporting press as not only one of the best golfers ever, but possibly the best athlete ever. Already he was among the world's highest paid celebrities. There was an air of mystery surrounding him, an aura of invincibility. Unique among athletes, Tiger seemed to be able to shrug off any level of pressure and find a way to win. But Tiger was always looking to improve, and he wanted Hank's help. What Hank soon came to appreciate was that Tiger was one of the most complicated individuals he'd ever met, let alone coached. Although Hank had worked with hundreds of elite golfers and was not easily impressed, there were days watching Tiger on the range when Hank couldn't believe what he was witnessing. On those days, it was impossible to imagine another human playing golf so perfectly. And yet Tiger is human-and Hank's expert eye was adept at spotting where Tiger's perfection ended and an opportunity for improvement existed. Always haunting Tiger was his fear of "the big miss"-the wildly inaccurate golf shot that can ruin an otherwise solid round-and it was because that type of blunder was sometimes part of Tiger's game that Hank carefully redesigned his swing mechanics. Hank's most formidable coaching challenge, though, would be solving the riddle of Tiger's personality. Wary of the emotional distractions that might diminish his game and put him further from his goals, Tiger had developed a variety of tactics to keep people from getting too close, and not even Hank-or Tiger's family and friends, for that matter-was spared "the treatment." Toward the end of Tiger and Hank's time together, the champion's laser-like focus began to blur and he became less willing to put in punishing hours practicing-a disappointment to Hank, who saw in Tiger's behavior signs that his pupil had developed a conflicted relationship with the game. Hints that Tiger hungered to reinvent himself were present in his bizarre infatuation with elite military training, and-in a development Hank didn't see coming-in the scandal that would make headlines in late 2009. It all added up to a big miss that Hank, try as he might, couldn't save Tiger from. There's never been a book about Tiger Woods that is as intimate and revealing-or one so wise about what it takes to coach a superstar athlete.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • 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
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