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  • IMRAN KHAN PAKISTAN


    ISBN: 9780593067741
    Publisher: BANTAM BOOKS
    Subtitle: A PERSONAL HISTORY
    Author: IMRAN KHAN

     1,695
  • HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

    I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to my apartment. He told me the story of his childhood and how his father had come to France, having fled Algeria.

    We spent the rest of the night together, talking, laughing. At around 6 o’clock, he pulled out a gun and said he was going to kill me. He insulted me, strangled and raped me. The next day, the medical and legal proceedings began.

    History of Violence retraces the story of that night, and looks at immigration, class, racism, desire and the effects of trauma in an attempt to understand a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes.

    ISBN: 9781787300392
    Publisher: HARVILL SECKER
    Subtitle:
    Author: DOUARD LOUIS

     1,595
  • MEMORIAL DRIVE

    Natasha Trethewey was born in Mississippi in the 60s to a black mother and a white father. When she was six, Natasha’s parents divorced, and she and her mother moved to Atlanta. There, her mother met the man who would become her second husband, and Natasha’s stepfather.

    While she was still a child, Natasha decided that she would not tell her mother about what her stepfather did when she was not there: the quiet bullying and control, the games of cat and mouse. Her mother kept her own secrets, secrets that grew harder to hide as Natasha came of age.

    When Natasha was nineteen and away at college, her stepfather shot her mother dead on the driveway outside their home.

    With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence, and a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Luminous, urgent, and visceral, it cements Trethewey’s position as one of the most important voices in America today.


    ISBN: 9781408840023
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: A DAUGHTER’S MEMOIR
    Author: NATASHA TRETHEWEY

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  • MOODS

    The remarkable story of a champion Aussie horseman

    In March 2016 Peter Moody, the man who took his ‘good mare’ Black Caviar to an unprecedented 25 straight victories, walked away from racing. Suspended for six months after he was found to have presented a horse on race day with an illegal level of cobalt in its system, the trainer made the drastic decision to close down his Caulfield stables altogether. How had it come to this?

    In Moods, respected journalist Helen Thomas traces Moody’s extraordinary career, and shines a spotlight on the cobalt scandal that engulfed him. Through interviews with family, colleagues and friends, and with Peter Moody himself, Thomas explores the horseman’s life and achievements: from his time with turf legend T.J. Smith to the day he first noticed the bay filly who grew up to become Black Caviar, and the inquiry that led him to quit the job he loves.

    Articulate yet reticent, tough yet sensitive, Moody is an intriguing character. For the first time, discover what drives the man who will always be remembered as Black Caviar’s trainer, and a true Aussie legend.

    Helen Thomas has worked as a journalist for more than thirty years in both radio and print, and is an experienced presenter and producer. She is the manager of ABC News Radio as well as being a thoroughbred horse breeder and racehorse owner.


    ISBN: 9781863958776
    Publisher: NERO
    Subtitle: THE PETER MOODY SAGA
    Author: HELEN THOMAS

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  • BAGGAGE

    An intimate look at the making of a man, an actor, an advocate–and most importantly–a happy human being. A wonderful book that is funny, honest, fearless, and generous in its vulnerability. –Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain

    There is absolutely no logical reason why I am here. The life trajectory my nationality and class and circumstances portended for me was not even remotely close to the one I now navigate. But logic is a science and living is an art.

    The release I felt in writing my first memoir, Not My Father’s Son, was matched only by how my speaking out empowered so many to engage with their own trauma. I was reminded of the power of my words and the absolute duty of authenticity.

    But…

    No one ever fully recovers from their past. There is no cure for it. You just learn to manage and prioritize it. I believe the second you feel you have triumphed or overcome something – an abuse, an injury to the body or the mind, an addiction, a character flaw, a habit, a person – you have merely decided to stop being vigilant and embraced denial as your modus operandi. And that is what this book is about, and for: to remind you not to buy in to the Hollywood ending.

    Ironically maybe, much of Baggage chronicles my life in Hollywood and how, since I recovered from a nervous breakdown at 28, work has repeatedly whisked me away from personal calamities to sets and stages around the world. It is also about marriage(s): starting with the break-up of my first (to a woman) and ending with the ascension to my second (to a man) with many kissed toads in between! But in everything, each failed relationship or encounter with a legend (Liza! X Men! Gore Vidal! Kubrick! Spice Girls!), in every bad decision or moment of sensual joy I have endeavored to show what I have learned and how I’ve become who I am today: a happy, flawed, vulnerable, fearless middle-aged man, with a lot of baggage.

    ISBN: 9781838856649
    Publisher: CANONGATE
    Subtitle: TALES FROM A FULLY PACKED LIFE
    Author: ALAN CUMMING

     2,495
  • HAPPY & OTHER RIDICULOUS ASPIRATIONS

    Happiness. Everyone wants more of it. But can you actually get happier? Inspirational Australian Turia Pitt dives into this idea, interviewing high-profile athletes, comedians, scientists and world experts to explore how everything from money to our relationships has an impact on how happy we can be.

    ‘Thank god for Turia! She is an absolute rock star. I’m stoked to be in the world at the same time as her’. Celeste Barber

    Thousands of people have told me the one thing they’re searching for in life is happiness. So, I set out on a dragon-free quest to prove if ‘happy’ is, actually, an attainable goal, and not just a ridiculous aspiration.

    In this book, with her characteristic humour and gutsy intelligence,* Turia Pitt goes on a quest to answer the question, Is it possible to be happier?

    What does she discover on her journey? Well, look, that’s why we want you to buy the bloody book, but we can tell you that it entails, among other things, practising gratitude, working on kindness, self-love, strengthening your relationships and accepting the hard times and bad days.

    Turia unpacks all of the above with easy-to-implement tips and strategies, hilarious insights into her own life and relationships, and introduces us to some of the world’s most fabulous people along the way, including Leigh Sales, Scott Pape, Zoe Foster Blake, Maria Forleo and Mick Fanning.


    ISBN: 9781760892883
    Publisher: EBURY PRESS
    Subtitle:
    Author: TURIA PITT

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  • FURY

    No matter how far she travels as she hitchhikes across Australia, she can’t outrun the stigma or the memories that haunt her. Sharp, sassy and determined not to be broken, she accepts a job as a cook on a fishing boat. Totally inexperienced, both as a sailor and a chef, a girl among tough working men and literally all at sea, Kacey confronts more than just the elements on the journey that follows. Facing a ferocious storm as well as treachery, she learns how to fashion a new story for herself-one in which she is strong enough to be the hero. These are captivating memories of growing up in Australia, and the tribulations Heyman encounters and escapes. Unsentimental and unflinching, she stares down disaster and looks back with a healthy rage and exhilarating intelligence.

    ISBN: 9781760529376
    Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Subtitle:
    Author: KATHRYN HEYMAN

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  • DEVILS, LUSTS AND STRANGE DESIRES

    Made famous by the great success of her psychological thrillers, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith is lauded as one of the most influential and celebrated modern writers. However, there has never been a clear picture of the woman behind the books.

    The relationship between Highsmith’s lesbianism, her fraught personality, by parts self-destructive and malicious and her fiction, has been largely avoided by biographers. She was openly homosexual and wrote the seminal lesbian love story, Carol. In modern times, she would be venerated as a radical exponent of the LGBT community. However, her status as an LGBT icon is undermined by the fact that she was excessively cruel and exploitative of her friends and lovers.

    In this new biography, Richard Bradford brings his sharp, incisive style to one of the great and most controversial writers of the twentieth century. He considers Highsmith’s bestsellers in the context of her troubled personal life; her alcoholism, licentious sex life, racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny and abundant self-loathing.


    ISBN: 9781448217908
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: THE LIFE OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH
    Author: RICHARD BRADFORD

     3,995
  • LED ZEPPELIN

    From the author of the definitive New York Times bestselling history of the Beatles comes the authoritative account of the group Jack Black and many others call the greatest rock band of all time, arguably the most successful, and certainly one of the most notorious.

    Rock stars. Whatever those words mean to you, chances are, they owe a debt to Led Zeppelin. No one before or since has lived the dream quite like Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. In Led Zeppelin, Bob Spitz takes their full measure, for good and sometimes for ill, separating the myth from the reality with the connoisseurship and storytelling flair that are his trademarks.

    From the opening notes of their first album, the band announced itself as something different, a collision of grand artistic ambition and brute primal force, of delicate English folk music and hard-driving African-American blues. That record sold over 10 million copies, and it was the merest beginning; Led Zeppelin’s albums have sold over 300 million certified copies worldwide, and the dust has never settled. Taken together, Led Zeppelin’s discography has spent an almost incomprehensible ten-plus years on the album charts.

    The band is notoriously guarded, and previous books shine more heat than light. But Bob Spitz’s authority is undeniable and irresistible. His feel for the atmosphere, the context-the music, the business, the recording studios, the touring life, the radio stations, the fans, the whole ecosystem of popular music-is unparalleled. His account of the melding of Page and Jones, the virtuosic London sophisticates, with Plant and Bonham, the wild men from the Midlands, into a band out of the ashes of the Yardbirds, in a scene dominated by the Beatles and the Stones but changing fast, is in itself a revelation. Spitz takes the music seriously, and brings the band’s artistic journey to full and vivid life. The music is only part of the legend, however- Led Zeppelin is also the story of how the 60’s became the 70’s, of how playing in clubs became playing in stadiums and flying your own jet, of how innocence became decadence. Led Zeppelin may not have invented the groupie, and they weren’t the first rock band to let loose on the road, but they took it to an entirely new level, as with everything else. Not all the legends are true, but in Bob Spitz’s careful accounting, what is true is astonishing, and sometimes disturbing.

    Led Zeppelin gave no quarter, and neither has Bob Spitz. Led Zeppelin is the full and honest reckoning the band has long awaited, and richly deserves.

    ISBN: 9780593492246
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE BIOGRAPHY
    Author: BOB SPITZ

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  • THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS

    Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877

    After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies. In the summer of 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation. Standing in his way was Chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. Thunder in the Mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life. 8 pages of illustrations

    ISBN: 9780393355659
    Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
    Subtitle: CHIEF JOSEPH, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD, AND THE NEZ PERCE WAR
    Author: DANIEL J. SHARFSTEIN

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  • JOE BIDEN: AMERICAN DREAMER

    A concise, brilliant and trenchant examination of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his lifelong quest for the presidency

    Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest – fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses that he has suffered.

    Yet even as Biden’s life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors and reversals of fortune. His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship – an essential quality as he addresses a nation at its most dire hour in decades.

    Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos illuminates Biden’s life and captures the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. He draws on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members.

    In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy – a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.

    ISBN: 9781526635167
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: OSNOS EVAN

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  • FREE

    An unforgettable coming of age story exploring the meaning of freedom – personal, collective, political – from an extraordinary new voice

    Lea Ypi grew up in one of the most isolated countries on earth, a place where communist ideals had officially replaced religion. Albania, the last Stalinist outpost in Europe, was almost impossible to visit, almost impossible to leave. It was a place of queuing and scarcity, of political executions and secret police. To Lea, it was home. People were equal, neighbours helped each other, and children were expected to build a better world. There was community and hope.

    Then, in December 1990, a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, everything changed. The statues of Stalin and Hoxha were toppled. Almost overnight, people could vote freely, wear what they liked and worship as they wished. There was no longer anything to fear from prying ears. But factories shut, jobs disappeared and thousands fled to Italy on crowded ships, only to be sent back. Predatory pyramid schemes eventually bankrupted the country, leading to violent conflict. As one generation’s aspirations became another’s disillusionment, and as her own family’s secrets were revealed, Lea found herself questioning what freedom really meant.

    Free is an engrossing memoir of coming of age amid political upheaval. With acute insight and wit, Lea Ypi traces the limits of progress and the burden of the past, illuminating the spaces between ideals and reality, and the hopes and fears of people pulled up by the sweep of history.

    ISBN: 9780241567265
    Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Subtitle: COMING OF AGE AT THE END OF HISTORY
    Author: LEA YPI

     2,995
  • TRAVEL LIGHT, MOVE FAST

    When her father becomes gravely ill on holiday in Budapest, Alexandra Fuller rushes to join her mother at his bedside. Defiant until the end, together they see out his last days, and then they must navigate the bleak comedy of organising a cremation and the transport of ashes back to their family home in Africa. As they make this journey and begin to grieve together, Fuller realises that if she is going to weather her father’s loss, she will need to become the parts of him that she misses most.

    A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father’s death, and her memories of a childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. And her own life begins to change. She faces seemingly irreparable family fallout, new love found and lost, and eventually further, unimaginable bereavement, holding fast to the lessons her father taught her about how to survive, whatever life throws at you.

    Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, here is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from a writer at the very height of her powers.

    ISBN: 9781788163835
    Publisher: SERPENT’S TAIL
    Subtitle:

    Author: ALEXANDRA FULLER

     1,595
  • LION

    When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines.

    Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

    Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for.

    Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

    Lion: A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story that celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit ? hope.

    ISBN: 9780143572305
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS A LONG WAY HOME

    Author: SAROO BRIERLEY

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  • STEVE JOBS

    Whether they?ve seen Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle?s Steve Jobs movie, read Walter Isaacson?s biography, or just own an iPhone, this graphic novel retelling of the Apple innovator?s life will capture the imaginations of the legions of readers who live and breathe the technocentric world Jobs created.

    Told through a combination of black-and-white illustrations and handwritten text, this fast-paced and entertaining biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, the man who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones, and more.

    Jobs?s remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents? garage and eventually became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we can?t live without. Through it all, he was an overbearing and demanding perfectionist, both impossible and inspiring. Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland?s engaging biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs.

    ISBN: 9780857988560
    AUTHOR: JESSIE HARTLAND
    ISBN: 9780857988560
    Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INDIA
    Subtitle: INSANELY GREAT
    Author: JESSIE HARTLAND

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  • THE LAST DAYS OF JOHN LENNON

    The Last Days of John Lennon is the story of John Lennon’s life and career, from his earliest days up to his shocking assassination.
    ISBN: 9781529125207 AUTHOR: JAMES PATTERSON


    ISBN: 9781529125207
    Publisher: CENTURY
    Subtitle:

    Author: JAMES PATTERSON

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  • FALLEN LEAVES

    Praised as a “revelatory” book by “The Wall Street Journal,” this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death. The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, “Fallen Leaves” is the distilled wisdom of one of the world’s greatest minds, a man with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. Over the course of Durant’s career he received numerous letters from “curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate.” With “Fallen Leaves,” his final book, he at last accepted their challenge. In twenty-two short chapters, Durant addresses everything from youth and old age to religion, morals, sex, war, politics, and art. “Fallen Leaves” is “a thought-provoking array of opinions” (“Publishers Weekly”), offering elegant prose, deep insights, and Durant’s revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species. In Durant’s singular voice, here is a message of insight for everyone who has ever sought meaning in life or the counsel of a learned friend while navigating life’s journey.

    ISBN: 9781476771557

    AUTHOR: WILL DURANT

     
    ISBN: 9781476771557
    Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Subtitle: LAST WORDS ON LIFE, LOVE, WAR AND GOD
    Author: WILL DURANT

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  • A GENERAL IN PARTICULAR

    This book is a political memoir. It focuses primarily on this writer’s personal and working relationship with Pervez Musharraf from about 1994 when I first met him to the present in 2022. The text comprises content based on direct first-hand experiences and my recollections of them, on written notes recorded during or soon after those experiences, other documents, as also material available in the public domain.
    ISBN: 9789692106214
    AUTHOR: JAVED JABBAR
    ISBN: 9789692106214
    Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JAVED JABBAR

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  • KANSHIRAM

    Kanshiram: Leader of the Dalits penned down by Badri Narayan is the biography of Kanshiram, Dalit leader and founder of the Bahujan Samaj Party. The book traces Kanshiram’ journey, from his early years in rural Punjab and his association with the followers of Ambedkar in Pune to the initiation of the All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees’ Federation (BAMCEF) and the eventual establishment of the Bahujan Samaj Party in 1984. The author shows how Kanshiram influenced Dalits with his powerful speeches and cycle rallies. The book also provides insight into how Kanshiram struck opportunistic alliances with higher-caste parties to seize power for his people. The author has evocatively described his extraordinary relationship with Mayawati, and the great role she played in fulfilling his vision. Narayan also writes about the modifications Kanshiram made to Ambedkar’s ideas, while Ambedkar sought for complete eradication of the caste system, Kanshiram saw caste as a basis for creating a Dalit identity and a source of political empowerment. Authoritative and insightful, Kanshiram: Leader of the Dalits provides a rare portrait of a man who changed the face of the Dalit community in Indian politics.
    ISBN: 9780670085095
    AUTHOR: BADRI NARAYAN
    ISBN: 9780670085095
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: LEADER OF THE DALITS
    Author: BADRI NARAYAN

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  • ARTHUR PHILLIP

    As a captain in the Georgian navy Arthur Phillip’s integrity, intelligence and persistence made him perfectly suited to the role that history and circumstance presented to him in 1788, but landing the First Fleet at Botany Bay was only one of many achievements in a captivating life. Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-334) and index.

    ISBN: 9781742708058
    AUTHOR: MICHAEL PEMBROKE
    ISBN: 9781742708058
    Publisher: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    Subtitle: SAILOR, MERCENARY, GOVERNOR, SPY
    Author: MICHAEL PEMBROKE

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