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            Bird: Three extraordinary flights. One extraordinary woman
                

            Bird: Three extraordinary flights. One extraordinary woman (Hardback)

            By Curtis-Taylor, Tracey

            • RRP: $61.50
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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 22

            Tracey Curtis-Taylor has created headlines around the world with three epic flights in a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane. But her daring exploits came at a huge personal cost. Now, for the first time and with searing honesty, Tracey tells the remarkable story of how she overcame ext...reme adversity to complete her three epic journeys.
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            ISBN 9781915306173
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Sep 2022
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            We Carry Their Bones: The Investigation of the Notorious Dozier School for Boys

            We Carry Their Bones: The Investigation of the Notorious Dozier School for Boys (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kimmerle, Erin

            • RRP: $39.99
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            With We Carry Their Bones, Erin Kimmerle continues to unearth the true story of the Dozier School, a tale more frightening than any fiction. In a corrupt world, her unflinching revelations are as close as we'll come to justice. -Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer-Prize Winning author of ...The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad Forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle investigates of the notorious Dozier Boys School-the true story behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Nickel Boys-and the contentious process to exhume the graves of the boys buried there in order to reunite them with their families. The Arthur G. Dozier Boys School was a well-guarded secret in Florida for over a century, until reports of cruelty, abuse, and mysterious deaths shut the institution down in 2011. Established in 1900, the juvenile reform school accepted children as young as six years of age for crimes as harmless as truancy or trespassing. The boys sent there, many of whom were Black, were subject to brutal abuse, routinely hired out to local farmers by the school's management as indentured labor, and died either at the school or attempting to escape its brutal conditions. In the wake of the school's shutdown, Erin Kimmerle, a leading forensic anthropologist, stepped in to locate the school's graveyard to determine the number of graves and who was buried there, thus beginning the process of reuniting the boys with their families through forensic and DNA testing. The school's poorly kept accounting suggested some thirty-one boys were buried in unmarked graves in a remote field on the school's property. The real number was at least twice that. Kimmerle's work did not go unnoticed; residents and local law enforcement threatened and harassed her team in their eagerness to control the truth she was uncovering-one she continues to investigate to this day. We Carry Their Bones is a detailed account of Jim Crow America and an indictment of the reform school system as we know it. It's also a fascinat
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            ISBN 9780063277236
            Released NZ 6 Jul 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            417 In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Dead in the Water: Murder and Fraud in the World's Most Secretive Industry

            Dead in the Water: Murder and Fraud in the World's Most Secretive Industry (Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Campbell, Matthew; Chellel, Kit

            • RRP: $36.99
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            The explosive true-crime story of a notorious hijacking, revealing the corrupt and secret world of international shipping

            ISBN 9781838952532
            Released NZ 5 Jul 2022
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Far Out: Encounters With Extremists
             

            Far Out: Encounters With Extremists (Hardback)

            By McDonald-Gibson, Charlotte

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            A powerful investigation into the world of extremism and redemption, from TIME journalist and author of Cast Away.

            ISBN 9781783786466
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2022
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            119 In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
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            Endure: How to Work Hard, Outlast, and Keep Hammering

            Endure: How to Work Hard, Outlast, and Keep Hammering (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hanes, Cameron

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            Living in a small town where dreams were dismissed and bouncing between the homes of divorced parents, Cameron Hanes carried low expectations and no hope for a life of fulfilled potential. Then he discovered his great love - the bow. Years later, in pursuit of perfecting his craf...t, he would find himself outrunning Lance Armstrong in a marathon. For Cameron, finding his drive, his purpose, a reason for pushing himself every single day, changed everything. Endure chronicles the lessons Cameron has learned and compels us to raise our expectations of ourselves. If he can do it, anyone can. Cameron inspires us to have the work ethic, endurance and resiliency needed to push our limits and break the barriers that keep us from our true purpose. From the unforgiving mountains to the rugged running trails to mastering his skills with a bow, Endure takes us to places of risk, challenge, and adventure so that we can realize the impossible isn't too far out of reach. Truly exceptional people don't excel because of their outstanding abilities. They become exceptional because they're obsessed with improvement. Greatness arrives when you keep hammering day after day. Endure redefines hard work and inspires us all to cultivate the grit, discipline and dedication needed in order to maximize each day of life.
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            ISBN 9781761261183
            Published NZ 31 May 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

            Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Read by Merriman, Helena

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            The true story of the most remarkable escape tunnel under the Berlin Wall.

            ISBN 9781529333961
            Released NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            88 In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Worst Girl Gang Ever: A Survival Guide for Navigating Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
              

            The Worst Girl Gang Ever: A Survival Guide for Navigating Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss (Hardback)

            By Gunn, Bex; Buckingham, Laura

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Aug 22

            A practical and emotional self-help guide for anyone affected by miscarriage and pregnancy loss, from the co-hosts of the successful podcast, The Worst Girl Gang Ever.

            ISBN 9780008524951
            Released NZ 12 Aug 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (S2)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
             

            The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives (Paperback)

            By Slater, Dashka

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            One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter.One moment that changes both their lives forever.

            ISBN 9781526361233
            Released NZ 26 Jun 2018
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            190 In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
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            Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York
             

            Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Green, Elon

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $35.19
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            • Pub Date
              13 Sep 22

            A terrific, harrowing, true-crime account of an elusive serial killer who preyed upon gay men in the 1990s. -The New York Times (Editor's Pick) In this astonishing and powerful work of nonfiction, Green meticulously reports on a series of baffling and brutal crimes targeting gay ...men. It is an investigation filled with twists and turns, but this is much more than a compelling true crime story. Green has shed light on those whose lives for too long have been forgotten, and rescued an important part of American history. -David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon The gripping true story, told here for the first time, of the Last Call Killer and the gay community of New York City that he preyed upon. The Townhouse Bar, midtown, July 1992: The piano player seems to know every song ever written, the crowd belts out the lyrics to their favorites, and a man standing nearby is drinking a Scotch and water. The man strikes the piano player as forgettable. He looks bland and inconspicuous. Not at all what you think a serial killer looks like. But that's what he is, and tonight, he has his sights set on a gray haired man. He will not be his first victim. Nor will he be his last. The Last Call Killer preyed upon gay men in New York in the '80s and '90s and had all the hallmarks of the most notorious serial killers. Yet because of the sexuality of his victims, the skyhigh murder rates, and the AIDS epidemic, his murders have been almost entirely forgotten. This gripping true-crime narrative tells the story of the Last Call Killer and the decades-long chase to find him. And at the same time, it paints a portrait of his victims and a vibrant community navigating threat and resilience.
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            ISBN 9781250833020
            Released NZ 13 Sep 2022
            Publisher St Martin's Press
            Interest Age Adults / General
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            How to Solve a Crime: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Forensics
             

            How to Solve a Crime: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Forensics (Hardback)

            By Gallop, Professor Angela

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            A fascinating and insightful book on the world of forensic science, by the UK's most respected forensic scientist and author of When the Dogs Don't Bark

            ISBN 9781529331349
            Released NZ 14 Jun 2022
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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