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Operation Chaos

The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves

by Matthew Sweet

<p>October 1967 during the height of the Vietnam War Craig Anderson, John Barilla, Michael Lindner and Rick Bailey, deserted the <em>US Intrepid</em>; smuggled from Tokyo to Sweden via Moscow with the help of a Japanese anti-war group, a ...

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Problem Solved!

The Great Breakthroughs in Mathematics

by Robert Snedden

<p>From the earliest numbers carved onto bones to the discovery of quantum mechanics and chaos theory - mathematics has certainly come a long way.</p> <p>Fully illustrated and augmented with helpful timelines and simple diagrams, <em>Problem ...

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Reinterpreting Exploration

The West in the World

by Dane Kennedy

<p>Exploration was a central and perhaps defining aspect of the West's encounters with other peoples and lands. Rather than reproduce celebratory narratives of individual heroism and national glory, this volume focuses on exploration's ...

ISBN: 9780199911851

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Rinder's Rules

Make the Law Work For You!

by Robert Rinder

<p><em>Too many lawyers spout jargon... I’m here to cut the bulls**t.</em> Robert Rinder</p> <p>Have you had a holiday from hell? Been left with a hole in your floor by a dodgy builder? Fed up with fighting over who gets the dog after your ...

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Rocket Men

the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man’s first journey to the moon

by Robert Kurson

<p><strong>Fifty years ago, Christmas 1968, Man first orbited the Moon. This book tells the inside story of that epic journey.</strong></p> <p>In early 1968, the Apollo programme was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline ...

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Shadows on the Tundra

by Dalia Grinkeviciute

<p><strong>An extraordinary piece of international survival literature, joining the likes of Primo Levi and Anne Frank.</strong></p> <p>In 1941, 14-year-old Dalia and her family are deported from their native Lithuania to a labour camp in ...

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Shifting the Boundaries

The University of Melbourne 1975-2015

by Carolyn Rasmussen

<p>The University of Melbourne was already over 110 years old when this history begins. The second oldest university in Australia, it has been graced with a number of histories written by eminent historians. Each of these histories has ...

ISBN: 9780522872460

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Sielsiek

by Henk Swanepoel & Carla van der Spuy

<p>waarom &amp;quote;haak mense se koppe uit&amp;quote;? chris mahlangu, wat vir eugene terre'blanche vermoor het, het hom nie net doodgeslaan nie. daar is berig dat terre'blanche se liggaam 28 keer met 'n ysterpyp, 'n afgebreekte stuk ...

ISBN: 9780799382921

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Slicing the Silence

Voyaging to Antarctica

by Tom Griffiths

In the summer of 2002?03, acclaimed writer and historian Tom Griffiths voyaged the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. He was on board the first Australian ship to ?slice the silence? of a year, arriving at Casey Station to deliver the new team of ...

ISBN: 9780868409726

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Student Comrade Prisoner Spy

A memoir

by Bridget Hilton-Barber

<p>When Bridget Hilton-Barber got on a train to Grahamstown in 1982 to study journalism at Rhodes University, she had no idea of the brutal drama that would unfold. A rebellious young woman, she became politically involved in anti-apartheid ...

ISBN: 9781770228016

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Switched On

a memoir of brain change, emotional awakening, and the emerging science of neurostimulation

by John Elder Robison

<p><em>‘For the first time in my life, I learned what it was like to truly &quot;know&quot; other people's feelings. It was as if I'd been experiencing the world in black and white all my life, and suddenly I could see everything — and ...

ISBN: 9781925307122

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The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away: A Death That Brought The Gift Of Life

by Cole Moreton

&#8216;Gripping &#8230; so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes'Mail on Sunday&#8216;How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a person can ever give.' Marc is a ...

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The Breakthrough

immunotherapy and the race to cure cancer

by Charles Graeber

<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Charles Graeber tells the astonishing story of the group of scientists working on a code that can enable the human immune system to fight — and perhaps even cure — ...

ISBN: 9781925548587

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The Bughouse

The poetry, politics and madness of Ezra Pound

by Daniel Swift

<p><strong>‘An extraordinary book of real passionate research’ Edmund de Waal</strong></p> <p>In 1945, Ezra Pound was due to stand trial for treason for his broadcasts in Fascist Italy during the Second World War. But before the trial could ...

ISBN: 9781448191888

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The Comfort of Water

A River Pilgrimage

by Maya Ward

This is the joyful yet heartbreaking true story of four friends who walk a 21- day pilgrimage from the sea to the source of Melbournes Yarra River. There is no path for most of the way, but offers of campsites and boats, and free access to ...

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The Day the Nazis Came - The Astonishing True Story of a Childhood Journey from the Occupied Channel Islands to the Dark Heart of a German Prison Camp

by Stephen Matthews

<p>By the time he was six years old, Stephen had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. He had seen men die in front of him and ...

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The End of Asquith

The Downing Street Coup - December 1916

by Michael Byrne

<p>London, December 1916. In the middle of the world's most deadly war, a political coup grips Westminster. The carnage of the Somme, the failure of the Dardanelles campaign, and the Easter Rising in Dublin have all left Britain's coalition ...

ISBN: 9781911110118

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The Feather Thief

Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century

by Kirk Wallace Johnson

<p><strong>'A tale of obsession ... vivid and arresting' - <em>The Times</em></strong></p> <p>One summer evening in 2009, twenty-year-old musical prodigy Edwin Rist broke into theNatural History Museum at Tring, home to one of the largest ...

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The Grand Tour Guide to the World

by HarperCollins

<p>The world is a big place full of interesting things. And The Grand Tour has seen some of them. That’s why few people are better placed to lead you around this vast planet of ours than Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. As long as

ISBN: 9780008257842

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The History of the New World

Benzoni's Historia del Mondo Nuovo

by Girolamo Benzoni

<p><em>The History of the New World</em> is an abridged, unique English translation of sixteenth-century Italian merchant Girolamo Benzoni’s popular account of his adventures in the Americas and the Spanish colonies.</p> <p>First published in ...

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