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Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

Joe Hagan

A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible

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The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1

The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1

Robert Lacey, Peter Morgan

The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

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Churchill And Orwell

Churchill And Orwell

Thomas Ricks

A duel biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell that shows how their tireless campaigning against totalitarianism helped preserve democracy in the West.     

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Rebel in the Ranks

Rebel in the Ranks

Brad S Gregory

With the scholarship of a world-class historian and the keen eye of a biographer, Gregory offers readers an in-depth portrait of Martin Luther, a reluctant rebel in the ranks, and a detailed examination of the Reformation to...

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise -...

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 Special priceEmpathy: A History

Empathy: A History

Susan Lanzoni

A surprising, sweeping, and deeply researched history of empathy--from late-nineteenth-century German aesthetics to mirror neurons

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 Special priceDecoding Chomsky

Decoding Chomsky

Chris Knight

A fresh and fascinating look at the philosophies, politics, and intellectual legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and controversial minds

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Time Travel: A History

Time Travel: A History

James Gleick

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.

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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

Hisham Matar

A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal tale of loss. It deals with history, politics and art. It's about what it is to be human.

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 Special priceHitler's Compromises

Hitler’s Compromises

Nathan Stoltzfus

A comprehensive and eye-opening examination of Hitler's regime, revealing the numerous strategic compromises he made in order to manage dissent

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 Special priceThe Vonnegut Encyclopedia (Updated edition)

The Vonnegut Encyclopedia (Updated edition)

Marc Leeds

Vonnegut's five decades of writing yielded many worlds-worth of people, places, and things. This book is an invaluable tool for looking up the marvelous facts that exist only in the pages his work - the place of birth of Kilgore...

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 Special priceInventions that Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn’t Change the World

Julie Halls

A captivating and humorous selection of inventions catalogued and registered in 19th-century Britain, as revealed through remarkable, unpublished illustrations from the National Archives.       

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 Special priceVictorian Bloomsbury

Victorian Bloomsbury

Rosemary Ashton

Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival resources, this book brings to life the educational, medical, and social reformists who lived and worked in Victorian Bloomsbury and who led crusades for education, emancipation, and health...

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 Special priceAround the World

Around the World

Barbara Levine, Kirsten Jensen

With snapshots, passenger lists, itineraries, and postcards, and from Cairo to Burma and back again, authors Barbara Levine and Kirsten Jensen transport readers back to the dawn of world travel when the middle class toured the...

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 Special priceIndonesia: Peoples and Histories

Indonesia: Peoples and Histories

Jean Gelman Taylor

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim nation, is now in the midst of dramatic upheaval. This history of Indonesia provides an overview from the prehistoric period to the present and explores the connections between the nation's...

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Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life

Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life

Diarmaid MacCulloch

The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in the English government, which reveals at last Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn

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 Special priceRobert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister.

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 Special price Read reviewWomen's Work

Women’s Work

Megan K. Stack

A personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege

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 Special priceDominion: A History of England Volume V

Dominion: A History of England Volume V

Peter Ackroyd

The fifth instalment in Peter Ackroyd's acclaimed and bestselling six-volume History of England.

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 Special pricePower of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Rupert Guinness

In Power of the Pedal, cycling journalist Rupert Guinness reveals 200 years of the bike in Australia, covering not only its place in Australian everyday life but also the big races, here and abroad. Along the way, read about...

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 Special priceAn Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper

An Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper

Penny Olsen, David Attenborough

In this biography, Penny Olsen traces the path of Cooper's life and art-from his childhood spent in the bush, to his teenage years as an apprentice taxidermist at Carey Bay Zoo and, later, to his work as a window dresser and...

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 Special priceThe Planets

The Planets

Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen

The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. A companion book to the highly anticipated BBC...

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 Special priceAn Unconventional Wife

An Unconventional Wife

Mary Hoban

The page-turning biography of an Australian woman who refused to bend to the expectations of her husband and her time.

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 Special priceFace It: A Memoir

Face It: A Memoir

Debbie Harry

A multilayered memoir from a multifaceted artist

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 Special priceThe Last Elephants

The Last Elephants

Colin Bell, Dr. Don Pinnock

A book that celebrates the wild elephants of Africa and the danger that they will disappear from the planet without our help.

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 Special priceThe Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

David Dufty

This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia's version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated...

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 Special priceThe Golden Thread

The Golden Thread

Kassia St Clair

A new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour.

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 Special priceI'll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics

I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Collected Lyrics

Lou Reed

Out of print for several years, a comprehensive volume of Lou Reed's lyrics, now updated in a new text design to include the lyrics from his final album with Metallica, Lulu.

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 Special priceMartin Luther

Martin Luther

Eric Metaxas

A brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern religious history, Martin Luther.

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The Europeans

The Europeans

Orlando Figes

A dazzling, highly original account of three remarkable individuals and their part in creating the matchless new culture of 19th-century Europe.

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 Special priceSwallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia's Shipwrecks

Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia’s Shipwrecks

Graeme Henderson

Swallowed by the Sea tells the stories of Australia's greatest and most tragic shipwrecks, lost in raging storms, on jagged reefs, under enemy fire, or through human error, treachery or incompetence.

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 Special priceHome and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett, Sean Kinsella

The author is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach. In this football book, two authors use football and the World Cup in...

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 Special priceDead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

Helen Whybrow

Collects the top nineteenth-century discovery voyage stories, including those about Fridtjob Nansen's solitary walk to the North Pole, Mary Kingsley's forays into the West African jungle, and Richard Burton's forbidden pilgrimage...

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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

Michael J Sandel

Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, the moral limits of markets - Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of...

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 Special priceNatural Healing Wisdom & Know How

Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How

Amy Rost

A home reference for natural and alternative health and healing. It includes an index of Ailments and Symptoms that guides readers to useful methods and techniques to help them manage specific issues and problems.

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Poets in Their Youth

Poets in Their Youth

Eileen Simpson

In 1942, Eileen Simpson - then Eileen Mulligan - married John Berryman. Both were in their twenties; Eileen had just graduated from Hunter College and John had but one slim volume of poetry to his name. They moved frequently -...

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Unlock Your Imagination

Unlock Your Imagination

DK

This incredible activity book contains 250 ideas to keep kids entertained and includes everything needed to play checkers, chess, and snakes-and-ladders.   

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Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

DK

An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery - from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions.    

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Franklin and Eleanor

Franklin and Eleanor

Hazel Rowley

Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths....

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 Special priceThe Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence

Michael Jacobs, Hugh Palmer

Provence is a land apart, a territory of outstanding beauty and distinction that has fascinated outsiders since earliest times. This title features photographs and accounts of the most beautiful villages of Provence such as...

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 Special priceTestosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine

A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender

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 Special priceThe Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

Richard Dawkins, Dave McKean

What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone? Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of an emu's egg? Has anyone ever told you that...

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 Special priceHow Proust Can Change Your Life

How Proust Can Change Your Life

Alain de Botton

'Dazzling' John Updike

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A History Of The French Revolution

A History Of The French Revolution

E D Bradby

When picturing the infamous French Revolution most of us think of the guillotine, the mass execution, the terror. E.D. Bradby shows us the other side to the rebellion: the grand ideas.

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Daniel H Pink

Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.

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 Special pricePrimate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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 Special priceThe Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

Wendy Moore

From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...

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 Special priceThe Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee

Jared M. Diamond

From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel More than 98 % of human genes are shared with two species of chimpanzee.

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 Special priceBolder

Bolder

Carl Honore

Bestselling author of In Praise of Slow investigates one of the last taboos - ageing - and the 'age inappropriate' revolution that is taking place across the globe.

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 Special priceRebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

x Mike Rapport

A brilliant historical narrative of London, Paris and New York in the Age of Revolution, just as they were transforming into the great global cities we know them to be today.

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The World Beyond Your Head

The World Beyond Your Head

Matthew B Crawford

Drawing on moral philosophy, cognitive science, the work lessons of craftsmen and his own life lessons as an academic and mechanic, Matthew Crawford shows how each of us can learn to live in the world around us.

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