• Chasing Phil
    Chasing Phil
    `Christ! You guys look like a couple of Feds.'

    1977, the Thunderbird Motel.

    J.J. Wedick and Jack Brennan - Two fresh-faced FBI agents were about to go undercover. Their target: the charismatic, globe-trotting con man Phil Kitzer, who was responsible for swindling (and spending) millions of dollars and who some called the world's greatest.

    One problem, the FBI under J Edgar Hoover didn't really do undercover operations or fraud investigations.
    So they did it anyway, making it up as they went along.

    As the young agents became entangled in Kitzer's outrageous schemes, meeting other members of Kitzer's crime syndicate and powerful politicians and businessmen he fooled at each stop, they also grew to respect him - even care for him. And Kitzer began to think of Wedick and Brennan like sons, schooling them in everything from writing bad checks to picking up women.

    Chasing Phil by journalist and author David Howard is the story of an incredible round the world manhunt, a charismatic conman and a friendship that changed crime forever.

    ISBN: 9781509821051
    Publication date: 19/10/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Howard, David
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Churchill the Life
    Churchill the Life
    'Evocative pictures of Churchill pack this fascinating biography' - The Mail on SundayTogether with his unique selection of images, acclaimed historian Max Arthur's evocative and insightful narrative text gets to the core of Winston's character, using his own words and those of some of those closest to him, to provide a comprehensive study of the man and his life. This is a stunning tribute to a remarkable man.When Winston Spencer Churchill was born in 1874, no one could have predicted the path that lay ahead. But, as it turned out, from Winston's undistinguished academic career to his front-line experiences as a soldier and journalist whether in India, Sudan or Cuba, and during the Boer War or in the trenches of World War I; through his unparalleled political career with all its ups and downs; to his 'finest hour' leading Britain during World War II, he was never to be far from the world's attention.Now the boy, the soldier, the writer, the orator, the politician, the statesman and the family man are all brought to life in this absorbing illustrated book, now newly published in paperback. Featuring both letters to 'Mama' from the homesick - but rebellious - schoolboy and telegrams to Stalin, it highlights some of the most gripping communications from the Churchill Archives. Facsimiles of hand-annotated speech notes are paired with fascinating memorabilia, such as the poster for the reward for his capture during the Boer War, a specimen of one of his infamous cigars, a favourite gramophone record and his Parliamentary despatch box. This book also showcases pictures from his family photograph collection, providing a more intimate portrait of Churchill the husband, the family man and even Churchill the animal lover. Exhaustively researched, Churchill: The Life includes previously unpublished images - such as Winston as a cadet at Harrow and his casket's final journey into Bladon cemetery - as well as rare images of him as a baby and specially shot artefacts from family archives.

    ISBN: 9781788400022
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Arthur, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Close to Spider Man
    Close to Spider Man
    Marks the debut of an exciting new literary talent: a collection of connected stories whose young narrators yearn for truth and beauty amidst the lonely, breathtaking landscape of the Yukon. The girls in these stories are looking to make a break from their circumstances, but the North is in their bones: so are their connections to family and friends, and to unarticulated desire between women. Startling in their intimacy, these stories form a moving picture of what it's like to be a young queer woman in the North.

    ISBN: 9781551520865
    Publication date: 07/02/2001
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Coyote, Ivan E.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Codename Suzette
    Codename Suzette
    'During the German occupation of France, Suzanne Spaak displayed almost super-human courage . . . Anne Nelson has written an extraordinary book that finally does justice to Spaak's story of heroism and sacrifice.' --Andrew Nagorski, author of The Nazi HuntersCodename Suzette is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust, an account of outstanding courage in the face of evil. Suzanne Spaak was born into an affluent Belgian Catholic family, and married into the country's leading political dynasty. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter Rene Magritte. In occupied Paris she moved among the cultural elite. Her neighbour was Colette, France's most famous living writer, and Jean Cocteau was part of her circle of intimates. But Suzanne was living a double life. Her friendship with a Polish Jewish refugee led her to her life's purpose. When France fell and the Nazis occupied Paris, she joined the Resistance. She used her fortune and social status to enlist allies among wealthy Parisians and church groups.Under the eyes of the Gestapo, Suzanne and women from the Jewish and Christian resistance groups 'kidnapped' hundreds of Jewish children to save them from the gas chambers.Codename Suzette is a masterpiece of research and narrative, bringing to life a truly remarkable woman, and painting a vivid and unforgettable picture of wartime Paris. 'A riveting book about a truly heroic woman in a Paris of resignation and shame. A must read!' --Diane von Furstenberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman I Wanted to Be

    ISBN: 9781925266207
    Publication date: 25/10/2017
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Nelson, Anne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Common Ground
    Common Ground
    Justin Trudeau's candid memoir reveals for the first time the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life, showing how his passion for politics took root. From his childhood at the prime ministerial residence of 24 Sussex up to his role as leader of the Liberal party, he captures the formative moments of his upbringing, including the influence of his father, Pierre, and the tragic death of his brother Michel. Filled with anecdotes, personal reflections and potographs from his own collection, this memoir reveals and intimate portrait of the man who has thrust Canada back onto the world stage.

    ISBN: 9781786071569
    Publication date: 01/03/2017
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Trudeau, Justin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Conquest of Everest Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
    Conquest of Everest Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
    29 May 2013 is the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. The allure of Everest remains undimmed, and the publication of this unique book celebrates this most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the photographic imagery and private archives of celebrated climber and photographer George Lowe, the last surviving member of that triumphant expedition. Not only the anniversary of the first ascent, 2013 sees other significant Everest anniversaries: 50 years since the first American ascent; 35 years since the first ascent without supplementary oxygen; and 25 years since the first ascent by a route up the South Buttress on the eastern Kangshung Face. An outstanding team of mountaineers and distinguished contributors associated with Everest provide their reflections and tributes, helping to create a remarkable visual and personal testimony to this historic event and to a mountain like no other.

    ISBN: 9780500544235
    Publication date: 07/05/2013
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Lowe, George
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Crimes that Shocked Britain
    Crimes that Shocked Britain
    This authoritative book explores a number of the more infamous crimes that have captured the British public's imagination. The chilling murders of Jack the Ripper; the mysterious cases of the Torso on the Train and the Brides in the Bath and the grimly fascinating crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper are explored in fascinating detail.

    ISBN: 9781742578804
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Fulton, Laura
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Dare Not Linger The Presidential Years
    Dare Not Linger The Presidential Years
    `I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.' Long Walk to Freedom

    In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa. Five years later, he stood down. In that time, he and his government wrought the most extraordinary transformation, turning a nation riven by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy in which all South Africa's citizens, black and white, were equal before the law.

    Dare Not Linger is the story of Mandela's presidential years, drawing heavily on the memoir he began to write as he prepared to finish his term of office, but was unable to finish. Now, the acclaimed South African writer, Mandla Langa, has completed the task using Mandela's unfinished draft, detailed notes that Mandela made as events were unfolding and a wealth of previously unseen archival material. With a prologue by Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, the result is a vivid and inspirational account of Mandela's presidency, a country in flux and the creation of a new democracy. It tells the extraordinary story of the transition from decades of apartheid rule and the challenges Mandela overcome to make a reality of his cherished vision for a liberated South Africa.

    ISBN: 9781509809592
    Publication date: 19/10/2017
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Mandela, Nelson
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $44.99
  • Darling I'm Going to Charlie a Memoir
    Darling I'm Going to Charlie a Memoir
    An elegant, deeply felt memoir from Maryse Wolinski, journalist and widow of the late cartoonist Georges Wolinski, who died in the terrorist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, that is both a beautiful tribute to her late husband and a rallying call to action. "Darling, I'm going to Charlie." These were the last words that prolific satirical cartoonist Georges Wolinski said to his wife, Maryse, as he left for work. Two hours later, terrorists barged into the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine, fatally shooting him and eleven others. From her grief comes a demand for answers as she investigates the failings of the French government in their security measures, especially when another terrorist attack occurs just eight months later. A celebrated journalist in her own right, Maryse writes with both clarity and authority, all the while exploring what made her relationship with Georges so singularly strong. Darling, I'm Going to Charlie is not only one woman's beautiful tribute to her late husband, but also a stunning, courageous testimony and inspiring call for change.

    ISBN: 9781501154898
    Publication date: 09/03/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Wolinski, Maryse
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Depends What You Mean by Extremist
    Depends What You Mean by Extremist
    No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet-master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John's own Jewish suburb? And ultimately - is hanging with all these radicals washing off on John himself? Populated by an extraordinary cast of 'ordinary' Australians, Depends What You Mean by Extremist is a startling, confronting portrait of contemporary Australia. We all think we know what's going on in our own country, but this larger-than-life, timely, and alarmingly insightful true story will make you think again... Drinking shots with nationalists and gobbling falafel with radicals, John Safran was there the year the extreme became the mainstream.

    ISBN: 9781926428772
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Safran, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Displaced Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    Displaced Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American people spoke up, with protests, marches, donations, and lawsuits that quickly overturned the order. But the refugee caps remained. In The Displaced, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience. Featuring original essays by a collection of writers from around the world, The Displaced is an indictment of closing our doors, and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge.

    ISBN: 9781419729485
    Publication date: 01/04/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Nguyen, Viet Thanh
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Eat Pray Love One Woman's Search for Everything
    Eat Pray Love One Woman's Search for Everything
    It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally, in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again. A worldwide phenomenon on first publication, Eat Pray Love now celebrates ten years of capturing the hearts and minds of women across the globe.

    ISBN: 9781408873007
    Publication date: 07/04/2016
    Price: $21.99
    Author: Gilbert, Elizabeth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.99
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