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21: Bringing Down the House: How Six Students Took Vegas for Millions [used book] *** OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Ben Mezrich

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow, 2008


Real-life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. "Bringing Down the House" is one of the exceptions. Cheating in casinos is illegal; and card-counting - making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck - is not. But casinos understandably dislike the practice and make every effort to keep card-counters out of their premises. "Bringing Down the House" tells th... View more info

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A Curious Life: One man's path to discovery and the breakthrough that saves thousands of lives

By: Robert Tindle

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2016


One man's path to discovery and the breakthrough that saved thousands of lives. From the slums and religious indoctrination of northern England to front-line research institutions worldwide, stem cell pioneer Robert Tindle's relentless curiosity led him to a remarkable career in fields as disparate as evolutionary biology and immunotherapy for cancer. From years of field work on the Galapagos Islands to pioneering breakthroughs in biomedical research in Australia and the... View more info

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A Kind of Immortality: An Autobiography Volume 1

By: John Laffin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Kangaroo Press, 2000


This is an account of the extraordinary life of John Laffin, editor and journalist, novelist and poet, soldier, military historian, and more. Crammed with incident and anecdote, it is the story of a man determined to leave his mark on the world. View more info

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A Liar's Autobiography

By: Graham Chapman

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Uk, Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2014


Graham Chapman reveals what it was like to be part of the revolutionary and zany Monty Python teamRequired reading for Monty Python fans, this true and false memoir is Graham Chapman's own hilarious account of his life as a Python and as a homosexual. The book equals Joe Orton's famous Diaries in providing an unblushing account of a gay lifestyle linked to entertainment. Full of outrageous fictions and touching truths, in telling surreal and outrageous lies Graham Chapma... View more info

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Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist [used book]

By: Michael J. Fox

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury, 2009


'At the turn from my bedroom into the hallway leading to the kitchen there is an old full-length mirror in a wooden frame. I can't help but catch a glimpse of myself as I pass, and turning myself towards the glass, I consider what I see. This reflected version of myself, wet, shaking, rumpled, slightly stooped, and pinched, would be alarming if it were not for the self-satisfied expression pasted across the face, I would ask the obvious question, 'What are you smiling ab... View more info

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Am I Black Enough For You?

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Bantam, 2012


The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia. I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central N... View more info

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Amongst the Marines: The Untold Stoy [used book]

By: Steven Preece

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House, 2004


Steven Preece was a Royal Marine Commando from 1983 to 1990, serving first at entry-level and then as a lance-corporal. Amongst the Marines is Steven's first-hand account of his years as an elite soldier, focusing directly on the excessive and often shocking lifestyle of the Marines during this time, and the impact this had on his own personality and behaviour. Preece fulfilled his childhood ambition by earning the coveted Green Beret from the Commando Training Centre at... View more info

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An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command During the Second World War

By: Andy Wiseman and Sean Feast

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street, 2015


By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power. As a Jew educated at the famous Werner Siemens Real Gymnasium in Schoneberg, he left only months before his school was closed down and fled with his family to Poland, one step ahead of the Nazi persecution that was to follow and later take the life of his father. From Poland he a... View more info

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Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Discarded Bride

By: Elizabeth Norton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing, 2010


The first major biography of Henry VIII least favourite wife - but the one who outlived them all. 'I like her not!' was the verdict of Henry VIII on meeting his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, for the first time. Anne could have said something similar on meeting Henry and, having been promised the most handsome prince in Europe, she was destined to be disappointed in the elderly and corpulent king. Henry also felt that Anne was not as she had been described, complaining tha... View more info

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Armed Action: My War in the skies with 847 Naval Air Squadron [used book]

By: James Newton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review, 2007


'I couldn't see the tank. I couldn't see it...someone was screaming over the radio. "Scream all you want, I still can't see it," I said to my pilot. The next explosion was so close it lifted my chest armour off my body in the shock wave. The noise brought me back to my awful reality. I looked out of the sight to see the shattered cockpit glass. The next one would be it and we knew it.' Lieutenant Commander James Newton survived and was awarded the Distingushed Flying Cro... View more info

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Attila the Hun #31 Command

By: Nic Fields

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Presents one of the most powerful men in late antiquity, Attila's peerless Hunnic empire stretched from the Ural mountains to the Rhine river. In a series of epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s until his death in AD 453, he ravaged first the Eastern and later the Western Roman Empire, invading Italy in AD 452 and threatening Rome itself. Lavishly illustrated, this new analysis of his military achievements examines how Attila was able to sweep across Europe, the tactic... View more info

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Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen with Recipes, Photographs and Personal Stories about Audrey Hepburn

By: Luca Dotti

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Harper Collins, 2015


Enter Audrey Hepburn's private world in this unique biography compiled by her son that combines recollections, anecdotes, excerpts from her personal correspondence, drawings, and recipes for her favorite dishes written in her own hand, and more than 250 previously unpublished personal family photographs. Audrey at Home offers fans an unprecedented look at the legendary star, bringing together the varied aspects of her life through the food she loved-from her childhood in... View more info

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Auschwitz - The Nazi Solution: An Illustrated History and Guide

By: Andrew Rawson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword, 2015


The camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau were an important part of the Nazis' final solution to the Jewish question. Over one million people were murdered in its gas chambers and tens of thousands of prisoners were worked to death in the nearby sub-camps. Others were held in the quarantine area before they were deported to work in the Third Reich. This is the story of the development of Auschwitz from a Polish prison camp into a concentration camp, and a thorough account of the ... View more info

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Barefoot Through the Bindies: Growing Up in North Queensland in the Early 1900s

By: Marion Houldsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2012


Growing up in North Queensland in the early 1900's. Australian children of this new millennium takes for granted a lofestyle that includes videos, T.V. Soapies, DVD's, computer games. But the children of a hundred years ago, the Federation era, had a different set of expectations. They walked barefoot through the bindies to school. Their homes were barkhuts with ant-beds for floors. they harnessed their billy-goat carts to fetch wood and water. This earlier generation of... View more info

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Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil: The Journey [used book]

By: Mark Dodshon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin, 2004


Since its genesis in 1976, Midnight Oil - fronted by the charismatic and passionate Peter Garrett until his departure from the band in late 2002 - has at various times been synonymous with beer-barn angst, green political activism, indigenous advocacy and musical nonconformism. At the same time this hugely popular band has been a mainstay of commercial radio and an icon of contemporary Australian culture. Despite the band's high profile, its members are notoriously priva... View more info