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The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace

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by Karnazes, Dean
In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion. He was hailed as a hero and his run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in history.Dean Karnazes honours this achievement and his own Greek heritage by attempting this ancient journey in modern times. His account of running the gruelling Spartathlon, fue...
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The Shipwreck Hunter: A lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

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by Mearns, David L.
David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world.
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Southeast Asia: An Introductory History (12th Edition)

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by Osborne, Milton
The first edition of Southeast Asia: An Introductory History was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travellers and students interested in a tantalisingly different part of the world. Subsequent editions (translated into Japanese, Khmer, Korean and Thai) have continued to document with great perception the enormous changes and dramatic growth experienced in the region.Dr Milton Osborne has b...
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The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Epic Run that Inspired the World's Greatest Foot Race

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by Karnazes, Dean (Author)
In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion. He was hailed as a hero and his run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in history.Dean Karnazes honours this achievement and his own Greek heritage by attempting this ancient journey in modern times. His account of running the gruelling Spartathlon, fue...
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The Lost War Horses of Cairo: The Passion of Dorothy Brooke

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by Hayter-Menzies, Grant
In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery.Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not onl...
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Nobody's Fool

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by Russo, Richard
Richard Russo's slyly funny and moving novel follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat town in upstate New York - and in the life of one of its unluckiest citizens, Sully, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years...Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has a n...
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City of Secrets

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by O'Nan, Stewart
In 1945, with no homes to return to, Jewish refugees set out for Palestine in their tens of thousands. City of Secrets follows one survivor, Brand, as he tries to regain himself after losing everyone he's ever loved. Now driving a taxi provided - like his new identity - by the underground, he navigates the twisting streets of Jerusalem as well as the overlapping, sometimes deadly loyalties of the resistanc...
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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

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by Silberman, Steve
Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Following...
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The Natural Way of Things

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by Wood, Charlotte
Winner of the Stella Prize, the Best Fiction and Overall Book of the Year at the Independent Bookseller Awards and the People's Choice Award at the ABIAs Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.' The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, s...
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At The Beach

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by Roland Harvey
It's summer and time to head to Crabby Spit for a camping holiday. 'Don't forget to write!' says Grandma. And, sure enough, the postcards come thick and fast, detailing all the timeless pleasures of playing on the beach, paddling and surfing, finding treasures, dancing to the glow of a bonfire. But look out for the mischievous family dog who makes it his business to collect all the belongings of an absent-m...
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Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently

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by Silberman, Steve
"Foreword by Oliver Sacks What is autism: a devastating developmental disorder, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Following on from his groundbreaking article 'The Geek Syndrome', Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the...
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Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot

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by Marquis, Sarah
In 2010, Sarah Marquis embarked on a perilous journey: alone and on foot, she walked ten thousand miles across the Gobi Desert, from Siberia, through Thailand, to the Australian outback. Relying on hunting and her own wits, she traversed fever-haunted jungles and scorching deserts, braved harassment from drug dealers, the Mafia, and camp raids from thieves on horseback. Surviving dehydration, dengue fever d...
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Ultramarathon Man

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by Dean Karnazes
Confessions of an All-Night Runner.
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The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch - Climber, Scientist, Inventor

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by Wainwright, Robert
In the spring of 1901 a teenager stood on top of a hill, gazed out in wonderment at the Australian landscape and decided he wanted to be a mountaineer. Two decades later, the same man stood in a blizzard beneath the summit of Mount Everest, within sight of his goal to be the first to stand on the roof of the world. George Finch was at the highest point ever reached by a human being and only his decision to ...
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Everybody's Fool

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by Russo, Richard
Richard Russo's new novel takes place in the decaying American town of North Bath over the course of a very busy weekend, ten years after the events of Nobody's Fool. Donald 'Sully' Sullivan is trying to ignore his cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left. Ruth, his long-time lover, is still married to Zach and running Hattie's lunch counter, though she's increasingly distracted by her fo...
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The Thing About Prague...: How I Gave it All Up for a New Life in Europe's Most Eccentric City

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by Weiss, Rachael
"When Rachael Weiss left a good job, Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just three years, exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs.
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Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka's Bloody Civil War

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by de Soyza, Niromi
Two days before Christmas in 1987, at the age of seventeen, Niromi de Soyza found herself in an ambush as part of a small platoon of militant Tamil Tigers fighting government forces in the bloody civil war that was to engulf Sri Lanka for decades. With her was her lifelong friend Ajanthi, also aged seventeen. Leaving behind them their shocked middle-class families, the teenagers had become part of the Tamil...
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The Seventh Circle: Surviving Seven Years in Afghanistan's Most Notorious Prison

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by Langdon, Robert
Former soldier Rob Langdon was working as a security contractor in Afghanistan when he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death in a case that would have been ruled a clear miscarriage of justice in the British legal system. His sentence was commuted to 20 years in jail, and he served his time in Kabul's most notorious prison, Pul-e-Charkhi, described as the world's worst place to be a westerner. R...
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The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch: Climber, Scientist, Inventor

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by Wainwright, Robert
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The Taliban Cricket Club

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by Murari Timera
Rukhsana, a spirited young journalist in Kabul, is summoned to the infamous Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice to face its terrifying minister, Zorak Wahidi. A cricket tournament is announced, with the winning team to travel to Pakistan for training and then represent Afghanistan at an international level. In reality, the idea is ludicrous. The Taliban will never embrace a game ro...
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