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            True Stories Of Endurance & Survival

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            Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Struggle for Survival
              

            Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Struggle for Survival (Hardback)

            By Duberman, Martin

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            In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people, most... of them gay men, were dead from AIDS-related complications--among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill. Meticulously researched and evocatively told, The Battlefield of AIDS is historian Martin Duberman's poignant memorial to those lost to AIDS and to two unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic. Callen, a white gay Midwesterner who moved to New York, became a leading figure in the organized effort to fight the disease; Hemphill, an African-American gay man in Washington, D.C., contributed to the black gay and lesbian flowering of the Second Harlem Renaissance. Both men died at the age of 38. A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, class, and identity during the AIDS epidemic's bleakest years, The Battlefield of AIDS captures both a generation struggling to cope with the deadly disease and the extraordinary refusal of two men to give in to despair.
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            ISBN 9781595589453
            Released NZ 18 Mar 2014
            Publisher The New Press
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            The Choice

            The Choice (Paperback)

            By Eger, Edith

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            One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leave you forever changed' DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate In 1944, sixteen-year-old Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. She explains how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison, and s...hows how freedom becomes possible once we confront our suffering.
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            ISBN 9781846045127
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2018
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Finding Solo: One Woman's Odyssey kayaking around the coastline of New Zealand
              

            Finding Solo: One Woman's Odyssey kayaking around the coastline of New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Paterson, Lynn aka Red

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            A one woman kayaking odyssey when she sets off to voyage around NZ , it tests her limits and what solo means. Her journey doesnt always go to plan. Yes she discovered that one person can achieve monumental things by herself. But she learnt something else too - the power of connec...tion to others. Ultimately, her story is about discovering the god and the bad of being SOLO, in life as well as on the water. An extraordinary woman. An incredible story. But beware: going on this jouney with Red might just change your life.
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            ISBN 9780473470944
            Published NZ 14 Dec 2019
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Mercies
             

            The Mercies (Hardback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

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            Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women

            ISBN 9781529005103
            Released NZ 6 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp

            Last Stop Auschwitz: My story of survival from within the camp (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wind, Eddy de

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            Eddy de Wind, a Dutch doctor and psychiatrist, was shipped to Auschwitz with his wife Friedel, whom he had met while volunteering in the Westerbork labour camp.

            ISBN 9780857526847
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Mercies

            The Mercies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Millwood Hargrave, Kiran

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            Inspired by real historical events, The Mercies is a breathtaking story of love, fear and obsession, and the strength and courage of women

            ISBN 9781529005127
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it

            Against All Odds: The inside account of the Thai cave rescue and the courageous Australians at the heart of it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Challen, Craig; Harris, Richard

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            'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and they're probably all going to die.' For seventeen days, the world watched and held its bre...ath as the Wild Boar soccer team were trapped deep in a cave in Thailand. Marooned beyond flooded cave passages after unexpected rains, they were finally rescued, one-by-one, against almost impossible odds, by an international cave-diving team which included Australians Dr Richard Harris and Dr Craig Challen. These two men were chosen for their medical expertise and cave diving knowledge, but this dangerous rescue asked so much more of them. They had to remain calm under extreme pressure and intense scrutiny, adapt to constantly changing circumstances and importantly, build trust among the rescue team and with the young boys and their coach, whose lives were in their hands. Here is the story of these two Australian men who became international heroes - it is a story of determination, cunning and triumph that will long be remembered.
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            ISBN 9781760890957
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster

            Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)

            By Krakauer, Jon

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            A true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history.

            ISBN 9781447200185
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2011
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism

            A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moorehead, Caroline

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            Between 1943 and 1945, as the Allies fought their way north against the German invaders and Mussolini's rump Fascist state, thousands of men and women throughout occupied Italy rose up and fought to liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators.

            ISBN 9781784741419
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Vintage
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            Extreme Survivors: 60 Epic Stories of Human Endurance

            Extreme Survivors: 60 Epic Stories of Human Endurance (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Maps, Collins

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            The story of 60 of the most astonishing stories of human endurance and endeavour..

            ISBN 9780008347833
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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