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              Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation
               

              Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation (Paperback)

              By Cassutt, Michael

              • RRP: $47.99
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                1 Jul 20

              One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W. S. Abbey was said to be secretive, despotic, a Space Age Machiavelli. Yet Abbey had more influence on human spaceflight than almost anyone in history. His story has never been told-until now. The Astro...naut Maker takes readers inside NASA to learn the real story of how Ab
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              ISBN 9781641603188
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color
               

              Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color (Hardback)

              By Baker, Gilbert

              • RRP: $57.50
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              The never-published memoir of the visual artist and social justice activist who created the Rainbow Flag, which became an international emblem of the modern LGBTQ+ movement --

              ISBN 9781641601504
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'n' Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, and Velvet Revolver

              Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'n' Roll Stories from the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, and Velvet Revolver (Hardback)

              By Sorum, Matt; Eriksson, Leif; Svensson, Martin; Foreword by Gibbons, Billy F.

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Cocaine smuggling, shoot-outs, murder and never-ending decadent parties. Matt Sorum's Double Talkin' Jive could almost be described as the autobiographical equivalent of the film Blow . But rather than becoming one of the United States' premier drug smugglers, Matt Sorum becomes ...a world famous drummer in bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and the Cult. Sorum dropped out of high school to become a drummer, but turned to selling pot to support himself, later transitioning to smuggling large quantities of cocaine. When Sorum is suddenly given the chance to play in the Cult, he is finally able to make a living as a drummer. He is asked to replace Steven Adler in Guns N' Roses the very next year. With that, Matt's life is transformed. He is involved in the creation of two of rock's most legendary albums: Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 . But, not long after that, Axl starts turning up at the recording studio more and more sporadically, sometimes not at all, and during the following world tour, serious problems emerge. Matt recounts in keen detail how he and the band stagger toward their downfall. Matt and his Guns N' Roses band mates Slash and Duff McKagan form Velvet Revolver with Dave Kushner, and their 2004 debut record, Contraband , tops the Billboard charts. When singer Scott Weiland suddenly leaves the band, Matt steps in as drummer for Motoerhead during their US tour, and then starts his own all-star band, Kings of Chaos. During his time as a professional drummer, Matt battles alcohol and coke addictions, but meeting his girlfriend, Ace Harper, helps him manage to go clean. The couple marry in Palm Springs in 2013 and, just two years later, Matt becomes the drummer in super group Hollywood Vampires. Matt Sorum's autobiography, written with writer duo Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson, avoids all the usual rock biography cliches. There is no posing here-just a brutal honesty which involves daring to be reckless, even toward yourself.
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              ISBN 9781641601542
              Released NZ 1 May 2020
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              Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures
               

              Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gibson, Karen Bush

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              When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be nineteen years before another woman got a chance--cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982--followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. By... breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in Space profiles twenty-three pioneers from around the world, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who orbited aboard the International Space Station for more than a year; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
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              ISBN 9781641603133
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Women of Action
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              All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia
               

              All This Marvelous Potential: Robert Kennedy's 1968 Tour of Appalachia (EPUB ebook)

              By Algeo, Matthew

              In early 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ventured deep into the heart of eastern Kentucky to gauge the progress of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Kennedy, already considering challenging Johnson for the Democratic presidential nomination, viewed his two days in Kentuc...ky as an opportunity to test his antiwar and antipoverty message with hardscrabble white voters. Among the strip mines, one-room schoolhouses, and dilapidated homes, however, Kennedy encountered a strong mistrust and intense resentment of establishment politicians. In All This Marvelous Potential, author Matthew Algeo meticulously retraces RFK's tour of eastern Kentucky, visiting the places he visited and meeting with the people he met. Algeo explains how and why the region has changed since 1968, and why it matters for the rest of the country. The similarities between then and now are astonishing: divisive politics, racial strife, economic uncertainty, and environmental alarm. This book provides a new portrait of Robert Kennedy, a politician who, for all his faults, had the uncommon courage to stand up to a president from his own party and shine a light on America's shortcomings
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              ISBN 9781641600620
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              Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
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              Outdoor Survival Skills
               

              Outdoor Survival Skills (PDF ebook – Sixth Edition, Sixth edition)

              By Olsen, Larry Dean; Foreword by Redford, Robert

              How to survive in almost any outdoor environment with little or no purchased equipment, relying only on what nature provides.

              ISBN 9781569764770
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              Released NZ 1 Nov 1997
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              Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader
               

              Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader (PDF ebook – Revised and expanded edition)

              By Schmidt, Randy L.

              Articles, interviews, essays, and reviews originally published 1971-2000.

              ISBN 9781613744154
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              Released NZ 1 Oct 2012
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              That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound: Dylan, Nashville, and the Making of Blonde on Blonde

              That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound: Dylan, Nashville, and the Making of Blonde on Blonde (Paperback)

              By Sanders, Daryl

              • RRP: $34.99
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              That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde , not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album, but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has... surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts never before published, as well as keen insight into the Nashville cats who helped Dylan reach rare artistic heights, it explores the lasting impact of rock's first double album. Based on exhaustive research and in-depth interviews with the producer, the session musicians, studio personnel, management personnel, and others, Daryl Sanders chronicles the road that took Dylan from New York to Nashville in search of that thin, wild mercury sound. As Dylan told Playboy in 1978, the closest he ever came to capturing that sound was during the Blonde on Blonde sessions, where the voice of a generation was backed by musicians of the highest order.
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              ISBN 9781641602730
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
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              Confidential Confidential
               

              Confidential Confidential (Hardback)

              By Barbas, Samantha

              • RRP: $59.50
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              In the 1950s, Confidential magazine, America's first celebrity scandal magazine, revealed Hollywood stars' secrets, misdeeds, and transgressions in gritty, unvarnished detail. Deploying a vast network of tipsters to root out scandalous facts about the stars, including sexual affa...irs, drug use, and sexual orientation, publisher Robert Harrison destroyed celebrities' carefully constructed images and built a media empire. Confidential became the bestselling magazine on American newsstands in the 1950s, surpassing Time, Life, and the Saturday Evening Post. Eventually the stars fought back, filing multimillion-dollar libel suits against the magazine. The state of California, prodded by the film studios, prosecuted Harrison for obscenity and criminal libel, culminating in a famous, star-studded Los Angeles trial. This is Confidential's story, detailing how the magazine revolutionized celebrity culture and American society in the 1950s and beyond. With its bold red-yellow-and-blue covers, screaming headlines, and tawdry stories, Confidential exploded the candy-coated image of movie stars that Hollywood and the press had sold to the public. It transformed Americas from innocents to more sophisticated, worldly people, wise to the phony and constructed nature of celebrity. It shifted reporting on celebrities from an enterprise of concealment and make-believe to one that was more frank, bawdy, and true. Confidential's success marked the end of an era of hush-hush--of secrets, closets, and sexual taboos--and the beginning of our age of tell-all exposure.
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              ISBN 9780912777542
              Released NZ 4 Sep 2018
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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              Blood Plagues and Endless Raids
               

              Blood Plagues and Endless Raids (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Anthony R, Palumbi

              • RRP: $40.99
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              An inside look at the player community behind the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft --

              ISBN 9781613736845
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2017
              Publisher Chicago Review Press
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