• Book of Gutsy Women
    Book of Gutsy Women
    She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your question," her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, "You're my hero. Who's yours?"
    Many people-especially girls-have asked us that same question over the years. It's one of our favorite topics.

    HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible.

    CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends' moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth.

    Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book.
    So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic-they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right.
    To us, they are all gutsy women-leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it's that the world needs gutsy women.

    ISBN: 9781760852177
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Clinton, Hillary Rodham
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $37.99
  • Book of Gutsy Women
    Book of Gutsy Women
    She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your question," her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, "You're my hero. Who's yours?"
    Many people-especially girls-have asked us that same question over the years. It's one of our favorite topics.

    HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible.

    CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends' moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth.

    Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book.
    So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic-they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right.
    To us, they are all gutsy women-leaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it's that the world needs gutsy women.

    ISBN: 9781760856779
    Publication date: 01/05/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Clinton, Hillary Rodham And Clinton, Chelsea
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Bookworm
    Bookworm
    When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one.

    She was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library.

    In Bookworm, Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life and disinters a few forgotten treasures poignantly, wittily using them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.

    ISBN: 9781784709228
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Mangan, Lucy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Bowie A-z: the Life of an Icon: from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
    Bowie A-z: the Life of an Icon: from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
    This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A-Z, celebrates the many faces and facets of David Bowie. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A-Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the rock legend - from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts.

    Bowie's extraordinary cultural significance was highlighted by the worldwide outpouring of love following his tragic passing in January 2016. A huge influential source to many in the fields of music, art and fashion, David Bowie towers as a cultural figure of the twentieth (and into the twenty-first) century. Celebrate his enormous life in this fun, pop-cultural book.

    ISBN: 9781925418217
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Vanderploeg, Libby
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Boy Erased  a Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family
    Boy Erased a Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family
    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING LUCAS HEDGES, RUSSELL CROWE AND NICOLE KIDMAN, AND WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOEL EDGERTON`A necessary, beautiful book' Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalised Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness.By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.

    ISBN: 9780008294915
    Publication date: 06/09/2018
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Conley, Garrard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Boy on Fire the Young Nick Cave
    Boy on Fire the Young Nick Cave
    The first volume of the long-awaited, near-mythical biography of Nick Cave, by award-winning writer, Mark Mordue.

    A deeply beautiful, profound, profane and poetic biography of the early formative years of the dark prince of Australian rock 'n' roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave's creation story. This is the story of the artist first as a boy, then as a young man. A deeply insightful work which charts his family, friends, influences, milieu and, most of all, his music, it reveals how Nick Cave shaped himself into the extraordinary artist he would become.

    As well as a powerfully compelling biography of a singular, uncompromising artist, Boy on Fire is also a fascinating social and cultural biography, a vivid and evocative rendering of a time and place, from the fast-running dark river and ghost gums of Wangaratta, to the nascent punk scene which hit staid 1970s Melbourne like an atom bomb, right through to the torn wallpaper, sticky carpet and the manic, wild energy of nights at the Crystal Ballroom.

    Boy on Fire is a stunning biographical achievement..

    ISBN: 9781460759646
    Publication date: 19/11/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Mordue, Mark
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Boy Who Felt Too Much
    Boy Who Felt Too Much
    Kai is different. Kai, the doctors will eventually realise, is autistic. Of course, like everyone on the spectrum, Kai isn't just autistic - he's so much more than that. Kai is Kai.

    Doctors used to find one case of autism among every five thousand people. Today, according to a study by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the ratio is one in fifty-eight. Scientists speak of an epidemic. Kai may be different, but he is not alone.

    Henry, Kai's father, is one of the world's most famous neuroscientists, the man behind the billion dollar Blue Brain Project to build a supercomputer model of the human brain. Nevertheless, when his son began withdrawing, Henry was as helpless as all the other parents. He asked himself the same questions they did: What is autism? How can I help my child?

    He researched for fifteen years. His findings would upend everything we thought we knew about autism. They would offer us a whole new vantage from which to consider all disorders of the mind.

    If Henry had just been a scientist, even a great one, he would have failed. He only succeeded thanks to Kai, the boy who changed everything.

    ISBN: 9781760529437
    Publication date: 03/12/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Wagner, Lorenz
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
    Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
    The boy is my greatest joy. We strengthen each other. We are one. Inseparable . . . If only we were free; but daily, hourly, death is before our eyes.

    In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in.

    When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive- the love between father and son.

    Based on Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archive research, this book tells his and Fritz's story for the first time - a story of courage and survival unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust.

    ISBN: 9780241359174
    Publication date: 22/08/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Dronfield, Jeremy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Brazen Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
    Brazen Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
    Immerse yourself in the captivating adventures of some of history's unsung heroines, whose stories are told through engaging voices, dazzling drawings and with startling wit.

    Discover the life of an apache warrior dubbed ostrong as a man and braver than most of themo, the only female Empress of China, three rebel sisters who toppled a fascist regime, a dancer who escaped poverty in America to become the darling of the Paris jazz scene and a resistance fighter, and a little girl who grew up to realise that being a witch is better than being a princess.

    Take in the stories of volcanologists, astronauts, animal whisperers, activists and explorers and feel ready to take on the world.

    Illustrated by award-winning Parisian artist PUnUlope Bagieu, humorous dialogue and uncommon true tales make Brazen an ideal book for anyone who loves trail blazers and courageous women, from Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls to The Handmaid's Tale.

    ISBN: 9781785039034
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Bagieu, Penelope
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Breaking and Mending A Junior Doctors Stories of Compassion and Burnout
    Breaking and Mending A Junior Doctors Stories of Compassion and Burnout
    In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots.

    We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments: from attending her first post-mortem, sitting with a patient through their final moments, to learning the power of a well- or badly chosen word. These moments, and the small sustaining acts of kindness and connection that punctuate hospital life, teach her that emotional care and mental health can be just as critical as restoring a heartbeat.

    In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this moving, beautifully written book brings to life the vivid, human stories of doctors and patients - and shows us why we need to take better care of those who care for us.

    ISBN: 9781788160582
    Publication date: 02/07/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Cannon, Joanna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Bruce Springsteen an Illustrated Biography
    Bruce Springsteen an Illustrated Biography
    Through story, images, and removable memorabilia, Bruce Springsteen: An Illustrated Biography chronicles the life of The Boss-one of America's favorite rock stars and one of the biggest-selling artists in history. Springsteen's monolithic music career spans a full half-century, from 1968 to present, and has included dozens of tours, awards, and 20 Grammys. Incredibly, Springsteen's stage presence, star power, and musicianship is as strong as ever-he continues to consistently sell out live musical performances. This book showcases Springsteen's life, both on and off the stage.
    Readers will find removable memorabilia (such as Springsteen's draft card that saved him from being shipped off to Vietnam, a concert poster for Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom, a photograph of Bruce and Clarence on stage at the Palace Theater, a concert poster for the E Street Band at the Paramount Theater, a Rolling Stone magazine cover, a promotional sticker, and more) .

    ISBN: 9780760363249
    Publication date: 29/08/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Ochs, Meredith
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • Call of the Weird
    Call of the Weird
    After a decade of making documentaries about offbeat characters on the fringes of US society, Louis had the urge to return to America and track down the people who most fascinated him. It would be a reunion tour, but this time without the cameras and the sense of performance being filmed inevitably brings. It would allow him to get closer to people, to discover what really motivated them, what they believed in, and what had happened to the assorted dreamers, outlaws and eccentrics since he last saw them.

    On a journey that took him to the porn sets of Los Angeles, among the UFO contactees of Arizona, and up to far Northern Idaho for a festive get-together of leading neo-Nazis, he asked what 'weird people' have to tell us about our own secret natures. Had he learned anything about himself by being among them? Do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us?

    Louis Theroux's first book is a hilarious, thought-provoking and at times surreal voyage into the heart of weirdness.

    ISBN: 9781509893287
    Publication date: 22/03/2018
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Theroux, Louis
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
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