Biography

Picture of The Best Hated Man in Australia: The Life and Death of Percy Brookfield 1875-1921.

The Best Hated Man in Australia: The Life and Death of Percy Brookfield 1875-1921.

Adams, Paul Robert.

Adams analyses the brief but turbulent career of Percy Brookfield in trade unionism and ra...

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Picture of Report from the Interior.

Report from the Interior.

Auster, Paul.

Moves from Auster's baby's-eye view of the man in the moon to his childhood worship of the...

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Picture of The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, POW and World War II's Greatest Escaper.

The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, POW and World War II's Greatest Escaper.

Bishop, Patrick.

Ash was a Texan who was shot down over France early in 1942. He spent the rest of the war ...

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Picture of In Praise of Savagery.

In Praise of Savagery.

Cairns, Warwick.

Warwick Cairns briefly knew the famous explorer Wilfred Thesiger, who died in 2003 aged 93...

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Picture of The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 3: 1926-1927.

The Letters of T. S. Eliot: Volume 3: 1926-1927.

Eliot, Valerie and Haffenden, John (eds.).

In the period covered by this richly detailed collection, which brings the poet to the age...

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Picture of Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW: The Conjuror on the Kwai.

Captivity, Slavery and Survival as a Far East POW: The Conjuror on the Kwai.

Fyans, Peter.

Fergus Anckorn was conscripted in 1939 and his regiment was posted to Singapore at the 11t...

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Welcome to Your New Life.

Goldsworthy, Anna.

The author is a pianist and a perfectionist. Her first pregnancy is tempered with the thou...

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Picture of Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher.

Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher.

Harris, Robin.

For many years Harris was Margaret Thatcher’s speech writer, close advisor and the draftsm...

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Picture of The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran.

The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran.

Klinec, Jennifer.

The author left her corporate job to begin a cooking school in her London flat. Her love o...

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Picture of Viking Spitfire: The Story of Finn Thorsager.

Viking Spitfire: The Story of Finn Thorsager.

Larsen, Tor Idar.

He fired the first shots from his Norwegian Gladiator in the air defence against the Germa...

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Picture of Flying Scot: An Airman's Story.

Flying Scot: An Airman's Story.

Mackie, Alastair.

He began his career flying Wellington bombers over the North African desert, was involved ...

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Picture of Guns Against the Reich: Memoirs of an Artillery Officer on the Eastern Front.

Guns Against the Reich: Memoirs of an Artillery Officer on the Eastern Front.

Mikhin, Petr.

In three years of war on the Eastern Front artilleryman Petr Mikhin experienced the full h...

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Picture of A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero.

A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero.

Moss, Marissa.

Tells the story of Sarah Emma Edmonds, who masqueraded as a man during the Civil War. The ...

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Picture of Pedro: The Life and Death of Fighter Ace Osgood Villiers Hanbury, DSO, DFC and Bar.

Pedro: The Life and Death of Fighter Ace Osgood Villiers Hanbury, DSO, DFC and Bar.

Rhoderick-Jones, Robin.

Known as Pedro to his comrades and Tiggy to his family, Osgood Villiers Hanbury was a char...

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Picture of Apollo in George Street: The Life of David McKee Wright.

Apollo in George Street: The Life of David McKee Wright.

Sharkey, Michael.

David McKee Wright was the most prolific poet in Australia around the First World War, and...

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Picture of Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power.

Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power.

Simonetta, Marcello and Arikha, Noga.

Younger brother Lucien Bonaparte was a talented politician, antimonarchist, idealist and r...

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Picture of Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life.

Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life.

Weintraub, Stanley.

FDR had an unparralleled public career. At 31 he was '…an uncompromising patrician playboy...

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