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Bonzer: My Unforgettable Childhood [signed copy]

By: Sandy Thorne

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2013

Edition: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A1088

ISBN: 1921901241

Condition: New


***each copy signed by the author on front end paper 'Best Wishes, Sandy Thorne'*** Feel like a trip down memory lane? Need a laugh? If you've ever pinched fruit, pelted rocks on people's roofs, talked about hairs in grade seven or been expelled from school, this hilarious memoir will be your cup of tea. If you didn't do any of those things but wanted to, this book is also for you. Growing up wild and free in the golden era of the 1950s and '60s in rural Queensl... View more info

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Lone Evader : The Escape from France of an RAAF Pilot Sergeant E. A. Ted Coates [used book]

By: Sergeant Ted Coates

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Australian Military History Publications: 1995

Edition: Reprinted 1998

Seller ID: 0646259857

ISBN: 0646259857

Condition: Good


RAAF Sergeant E.A. (Ted) Coates was flying his Wellington bomber over Germany on raid after raid, knowing that eventually he and his crew would find themselves on the receiving end of a German fighter. One night in November 1942 their worst fears were realised and Ted found himself parachuting through the darkness of a French night over enemy territory. This story relates his adventures as he walked and rode across France on his way to Spain and freedom ... without any h... View more info

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Gustaf Mannerheim #32 Osprey Command

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003354

ISBN: 1472814428

Condition: New


Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim is a legendary figure, whose life and career were deeply influential in Finnish and European history. He is viewed by many as the father of modern Finland after leading the 'White' faction to victory and independence in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. He then commanded his country's forces in a sequence of bitter clashes in the ice and snow, in the build-up to, and during, World War II: the Winter War in 1939-40, the Continuation War in 1941-44... 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

Seller ID: 001159

ISBN: 1740513541

Condition: Good


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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Desert Queen: The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates [used book]

By: Susanna de Vries

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2008

Seller ID: 001560

ISBN: 0732282438

Condition: Good


The Queen of the Never Never as never seen before! In the 1890s, when a woman's role was seen as marrying well and raising a family, Daisy Bates reinvented herself from humble governess to heiress-traveller and 'woman of science'. She would become one of the best-known and most controversial ethnologists in history, and one of the fi rst people to put Aboriginal culture on the map. Born into tough circumstances, Daisy's prospects were dim; her father an alcoholic bootmak... View more info

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Fashion is Freedom: How a girl from Tehran broke the rules to change her world

By: Tala Raassi

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Affirm Press: 2016

Seller ID: A1357

ISBN: 1925344975

Condition: New


The inspiring true story of how courage, a dream, and some needle and thread can change a life forever... Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison, ... View more info

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Taken on Trust: My Captivity in Lebanon [used book]

By: Terry Waite

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 1993

Seller ID: 004030

ISBN: 0340581964

Condition: Good


This autobiography describes the hours before and after Terry Waite was taken hostage in January 1987 in Beirut. Waite analyzes his thoughts and feelings immediately prior to captivity - what was the nature of his role as envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury? What was his relationship with the Americans and Colonel Oliver North? The book looks at Waite from his upbringing in Styal, Cheshire, until after his release in November 1991, when he had become one of the best-k... View more info

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The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint [used book]

By: Tommy Chong

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, Simon Spotlight Entertainment: 2006

Seller ID: 001627

ISBN: 1416915540

Condition: Good


Beloved stoner comedian TOMMY CHONG is now older, wiser, and officially an EX-CON. On the morning of February 24, 2003, agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration launched a sting called Operation Pipe Dreams and forced themselves through the door of Tommy's California home, with automatic weapons drawn. As a result of the raid on his home; the simultaneous ransacking of his son's company, Chong Glass; and the Bush administration's determination to make an exampl... View more info

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Valiant Boys: True Stories from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber

By: Tony Blackman and Anthony Wright

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 002910

ISBN: 1909808210

Condition: New


Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain's first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraft's birth taking off from Vickers' tiny airfield at Wisley near Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue. There are tales of testing atom bo... View more info

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No Beating About the Bush: 10 Years Living With the Dust, Dingoes and Extraordinary Characters of the Birdsville Track

By: Val Oldfield and Ashley Mallett

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Finsbury Green: 2012

Seller ID: 004127

ISBN: 0646593498

Condition: New


The dust, the flies, the dingoes are the only company, sometimes for weeks, the occasional crackle of a voice over a wireless radio from far-flung places - this was the world of Val Oldfield for 10 years when living on Australia's infamous Birdsville Track. ... Val Oldfield was flung into this world as a naïve newly-wed from an Adelaide seaside suburb in post-war boom years of Australia. No beating about the bush traces her life from childhoold years, when she wriggled ... View more info

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My Heart I Give to Children : Education Classic

By: Vasily Aleksandrovich Sukhomlinsky

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, EJR Language Service: 2016

Edition: Translated by Alan Cockerill

Seller ID: 9780980588576

ISBN: 098058857X

Condition: New


Translated by Alan Leslie Cockerill. Vasily Sukhomlinsky's My Heart I Give to Children is an educational classic that has sold millions of copies in 30 languages. It describes Sukhomlinsky's ground-breaking work with thirty-one students in rural Ukraine, during an experimental preschool year and the subsequent four years of their primary schooling. Sukhomlinsky wrote over thirty books, all based on his personal experience as a teacher and school principal at Pavlysh... View more info

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Out Of The Shadows: A Champion's Return to the Spotlight [used book]

By: Wally Lewis and Neil Cadigan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 002281

ISBN: 0732288800

Condition: Good


When Wally Lewis, rugby league legend turned TV news presenter, had an epileptic seizure live on air in November 2006, his world came crashing down around him. The medical condition he'd spent two decades attempting to conceal from the public had been brutally exposed. With his health on a downward spiral, the only solution was the one that terrified him the most - brain surgery. While the rugby league world tried to come to terms with the vulnerability of 'The King', Wa... View more info

League's a Lot Like Life [used book][hard to get]

By: Wayne Bennett and Steve Crawley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Sports: 1996

Seller ID: A1297

ISBN: 0732257255

Condition: Good


Not strictly related to football, this text capture's Bennett's philosophy of what it takes to succeed. It includes inspirational quotes and comments from high-profile people across a range of subjects and Bennett's own profiles of the inspiring individuals he has come into contact with. View more info

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The Scholar Explorer: The Life and Times of Baron Nikolai Nicolaevich Miklouho-Maclay

By: Yvonne Webb

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003952

ISBN: 1925236889

Condition: New


The Life and Times of Baron Nikolai Nicolaevich Miklouho-Maclay. From an evocative tale of a feisty science-driven man who lived among the indigenous people of New Guinea, to his suffering from beriberi and malaria, sending him to Australia and a fanfare from the scientific community, Yvonne Webb presents hismultiple passions, achievements and disappointments. A biological research station was built for him in Sydney. A German colleague doublecrossed him. He was instrume... View more info