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Irwin Shaw: A Biography, Michael Shnayerson
Irwin Shaw: A Biography
Michael Shnayerson
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I Love a Broad Margin to my Life, Maxine Hong Kingston
I Love a Broad Margin to my Life
Maxine Hong Kingston
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Ian Frazer: The Man Who Saved A Million Lives, Madonna King
Ian Frazer: The Man Who Saved A Million Lives
Madonna King
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Patrick White: A Life, David Marr
Patrick White: A Life
David Marr
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More Than A Woman: An Intimate Biography of Bette Davis, James Spada
More Than A Woman: An Intimate Biography of Bette Davis
James Spada
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This Flying Business - A Life Of Arthur Schutt - Foreword by Sir Reginald Ansett, Wal Davies
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Wal Davies
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Some Days are Diamonds: One Man's Journey Through Australian Entertainment, Max Moore
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Max Moore
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Against the Stream - The Memories of a Philosophical Anarchist 1927 - 1939, A. F. Howells
1 A. F. Howells Against the Stream - The Memories of a Philosophical Anarchist 1927 - 1939
Hyland House 135018 Melbourne, Australia 1983 First Edition 090809048X / 9780908090488 Hardcover Very Good Very Good B/W photos. Some pen notations on margins of List of Illustration page. 183 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Australian. ISBN: 090809048X. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090488. Inventory No: 135018. Hardcover 
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Beaverbrook, A. J. P. Taylor
2 A. J. P. Taylor Beaverbrook
Hamish Hamilton 226879 London 1972 First Edition 0241021707 / 9780241021705 Hardcover Good Condition Good Beaverbrook, financier, newspaper magnate, political go-between, historian and a statesman of inspired vision. 712 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust Jacket has fading to spine edge. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0241021707. ISBN/EAN: 9780241021705. Inventory No: 226879. Hardcover 
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Henry Purcell, A. K. Holland
3 A. K. Holland Henry Purcell
Penguin Books 218244 England 1948 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Penguin Books 679. 191 pages. Pages well browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 218244. Paperback 
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Jonathan Swift - Major Prophet, A. L. Rowse
4 A. L. Rowse Jonathan Swift - Major Prophet
Thames & Hudson 231428 London 1975 First Edition 0500011419 / 9780500011416 Hardcover Good Condition Good 240 pages. Tape marks to endpapers. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0500011419. ISBN/EAN: 9780500011416. Inventory No: 231428. Hardcover 
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Kate Remembered, A. Scott Berg
5 A. Scott Berg Kate Remembered
G.P. Putnam's Sons 233937 USA 2003 0399151648 / 9780399151644 Hardcover Near Fine Condition For more than twenty years, Katharine Hepburn imparted many of the details of her life to me suggesting that I weave them into a book - one that would appear upon her death. Sad to say, the time has come to publish that book. But I find comfort in knowing she lived a very rich 96 years; and I have tried my best to honour her wish of making the book as true to her spirit as possible - as inspiring, as loving and as fun.' Scott Berg KATE REMEMBERED is a loving tribute and a tender farewell that reveals an unusual relationship in a unique life, one fully lived - and largely according to Katharine Hepburn's own rules. More importantly, it sets down many of the stories of that life as she saw them, full of sentiments she felt should not be made public until after her death. Ultimately, this book is not only a story of the poignant final twenty years in which Scott Berg knew Katharine Hepburn, but also a tale of a great theatrical personality and the better part of the century that was the stage for her distinguished life. 370 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0399151648. ISBN/EAN: 9780399151644. Inventory No: 233937. Hardcover 
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Gina Rinehart - The Untold Story Of The Richest Woman In The World, Adele Ferguson
6 Adele Ferguson Gina Rinehart - The Untold Story Of The Richest Woman In The World
MacMillan 236769 Australia 2012 1742610978 / 9781742610979 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australia - and potentially soon to be the richest person in the world - she is the daughter of Lang Hancock, legendary arch-conservative, secessionist, mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron ore deposit in the Pilbara; and a member of a family known as much for its front-page legal stoushes as for its business acumen and toughness. With her reported wealth doubling in the last 12 months, Gina is beginning to flex the enormous power her wealth gives, buying large shareholdings in Channel 10 and Fairfax in moves that look set to give her and her controversial views a major influence in Australian life and public affairs outside of the resources sector. Set against the backdrop of a mining boom that will have the most profound effect on Australia over the next few decades, this is an extraordinary biography of Gina, the family she came from, and the wealth and power she wields, by award-winning journalist Adele Ferguson. 490 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781742610979. Inventory No: 236769. Paperback 
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Nice Work - Thirty Years in British Films, Adrian Brunel
7 Adrian Brunel Nice Work - Thirty Years in British Films
Forbes Robertson 224791 London 1949 Hardcover Good Condition Good Adrian begins with the story of British Film making during the first World War and then thirty years later took the plunge into British film production. From then we follow the adventures of Adrian as he fought his way through slumps and booms making every type of film, from comedies to musicals in England, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain and Morocco 217 pages. Moderately foxed throughout. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Film::Cinema. Inventory No: 224791. Hardcover 
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Experience and Artistic Expression in Lope de Vega - The Making of La Dorotea, Alan S. Trueblood
8 Alan S. Trueblood Experience and Artistic Expression in Lope de Vega - The Making of La Dorotea
Harvard University Press 228602 USA 1974 0674276701 / 9780674276703 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 785 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0674276701. ISBN/EAN: 9780674276703. Inventory No: 228602. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Price: 28.50 AUD 21.38 AUD 
 
 
The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake, Alan Sefton
9 Alan Sefton The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake
Sheridan House 230205 USA 2003 1574091905 / 9781574091908 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good This large-format hardcover follows the late Sir Peter Blake on his ill-fated final voyage aboard the polar exploration yacht SEAMASTER. As the world knows, Blake was tragically murdered by river pirates in December 2001 while exploring the Amazon. This book tracks that voyage and at the same time pays homage to this extraordinary man. The SEAMASTER voyage began in New Zealand and ascended to 70?? S in the icy waters of Antarctica, then headed north to the rain forests of the Amazon. The ship ultimately sailed approximately 1,000 miles up the Amazon river before Blake was murdered on the return journey. 215 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Travel::Adventure. ISBN: 1574091905. ISBN/EAN: 9781574091908. Inventory No: 230205. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Come The Revolution: A Memoir, Alex Mitchell
10 Alex Mitchell Come The Revolution: A Memoir
NewSouth Publishing 236517 Australia 2011 1742233074 / 9781742233079 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition A rollicking tale of chain-smoking newspapermen, union leaders, revolutionaries, crooked cops, corrupt politicians, spies, dictators, and ordinary working people, this is the memoir of political journalist Alex Mitchell, who worked on several newspapers around Australia before landing in Fleet Street in the 1960s. Full of vivid anecdotes about the lives of an extraordinary range of people-including Yasser Arafat, Muammar Gadafi, Saddam Hussein, and Vanessa Redgrave-this narrative demonstrates how Mitchell's Sunday Times investigative team exposed Soviet double agent Kim Philby and how the journalist became a full-time political activist. Laying bare his life and loves as well as his past and politics with the flair of a born storyteller, Mitchell is unafraid to ask the hard questions about the world or about himself. 536 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781742233079. Inventory No: 236517. Paperback 
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Bronterre - A Political Biography of Bronterre O'Brien, 1804-1864, Alfred Plummer
11 Alfred Plummer Bronterre - A Political Biography of Bronterre O'Brien, 1804-1864
George Allen & Unwin 228624 London 1971 First Edition 0049230549 / 9780049230545 Hardcover Very Good Condition Good 292 pages. A bit worn around the edges with a few bumps collected no doubt over the years from normal use.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0049230549. ISBN/EAN: 9780049230545. Inventory No: 228624. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn - Winemaker, Humanist & Zionist, Allan Wynn
12 Allan Wynn The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn - Winemaker, Humanist & Zionist
Cassell 2224 Australia 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 236 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian History; Biography & Autobiography; Biography. Inventory No: 2224. Hardcover 
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The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn: Winemaker, Humanist, Zionist - A Biography of Allan Wynn, Allan Wynn
13 Allan Wynn The Fortunes of Samuel Wynn: Winemaker, Humanist, Zionist - A Biography of Allan Wynn
Cassell 232629 Australia 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The book reveals glimpses of Cafe Society, the wine trade, the social life of Australia between the two World Wars and of the Zionist Movement where he played an important role leading to the establishment of the State of Israel. 236 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 232629. Hardcover 
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Mistress of Evergreen Plantation - Rachel O'Connor's Legacy of Letters 1823-1845, Allie Bayne Windham Webb
14 Allie Bayne Windham Webb Mistress of Evergreen Plantation - Rachel O'Connor's Legacy of Letters 1823-1845
State University of New York Press 226958 USA 1983 0873956664 / 9780873956666 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket 304 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; History::American History. ISBN: 0873956664. ISBN/EAN: 9780873956666. Inventory No: 226958. Paperback 
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From The Heart - True Stories by Australian Nurses, Amanda Tattam [Editor]
15 Amanda Tattam [Editor] From The Heart - True Stories by Australian Nurses
Lothian Books 226344 Australia 1997 0850918464 / 9780850918465 Softcover Very Good Condition These are immensley moving, tragic, funny, true stories about the ordinary and extraordinary experiences of Australian Nurses. 196 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0850918464. ISBN/EAN: 9780850918465. Inventory No: 226344. Paperback 
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Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, Amanda Vaill
16 Amanda Vaill Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins
Broadway Books 237015 New York 2006 0767904206 / 9780767904209 Softcover Very Good Condition From the author of the acclaimed Everybody Was So Young, the definitive and major biography of the great choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins To some, Jerome Robbins was a demanding perfectionist, a driven taskmaster, a theatrical visionary; to others, he was a loyal friend, a supportive mentor, a generous and entertaining companion and colleague. Born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York City in 1918, Jerome Robbins repudiated his Jewish roots along with his name only to reclaim them with his triumphant staging of Fiddler on the Roof. A self-proclaimed homosexual, he had romances or relationships with both men and women, some famous?like Montgomery Clift and Natalie Wood?some less so. A resolutely unpolitical man, he was forced to testify before Congress at the height of anti-Communist hysteria. A consummate entertainer, he could be paralyzed by shyness; nearly infallible professionally, he was conflicted, vulnerable, and torn by self-doubt. Guarded and adamantly private, he was an inveterate and painfully honest journal writer who confided his innermost thoughts and aspirations to a remarkable series of diaries and memoirs. With ballets like Dances at a Gathering, Afternoon of a Faun, and The Concert, he humanized neoclassical dance; with musicals like On the Town, Gypsy, and West Side Story, he changed the face of theater in America. In the pages of this definitive biography, Amanda Vaill takes full measure of the complicated, contradictory genius who was Jerome Robbins. She re-creates his childhood as the only son of Russian Jewish immigrants; his apprenticeship as a dancer and Broadway chorus gypsy; his explosion into prominence at the age of twenty-five with the ballet Fancy Free and its Broadway incarnation, On the Town; and his years of creative dominance in both theater and dance. She brings to life his colleagues and friends?from Leonard Bernstein and George Balanchine to Robert Wilson and Robert Graves?and his loves and lovers. And she tells the full story behind some of Robbins?s most difficult episodes, such as his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee and his firing from the film version of West Side Story. Drawing on thousands of pages of documents from Robbins?s personal and professional papers, to which she was granted unfettered access, as well as on other archives and hundreds of interviews, Somewhere is a riveting narrative of a life lived onstage, offstage, and backstage. It is also an accomplished work of criticism and social history that chronicles one man?s phenomenal career and places it squarely in the cultural ferment of a time when New York City was truly ?a helluva town.? 675 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Dance; Dance. ISBN: 0767904206. ISBN/EAN: 9780767904209. Inventory No: 237015. Paperback 
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Guevara, Andrew Sinclair
17 Andrew Sinclair Guevara
Fontana / Collins 226656 Great Britain 1970 Third Impression Softcover Good Condition 94 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 226656. Paperback 
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Price: 16.00 AUD 12.00 AUD 
 
 
Bob Carr A Self Made Man, Andrew West and Rachel Morris
18 Andrew West and Rachel Morris Bob Carr A Self Made Man
HarperCollins 215743 Australia 2003 First Australian Edition 0732277507 / 9780732277505 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 423 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian Politics; Biography & Autobiography; biography. ISBN: 0732277507. ISBN/EAN: 9780732277505. Inventory No: 215743. Paperback 
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Evelyn Underhill [Fount Christian Thinkers], Ann Loades
19 Ann Loades Evelyn Underhill [Fount Christian Thinkers]
Fount / HarperCollins 226900 1997 0006280285 / 9780006280286 Softcover Very Good Condition Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) discovered as a young woman the beauty of ancient mystical texts, which led her towards a growing appreciation of Christian mysticism. She wrote scores of highly influential books which brought these writings to a wide audience, and after becoming a Christian herself was a leading teacher of contemplative prayer. 66 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0006280285. ISBN/EAN: 9780006280286. Inventory No: 226900. Paperback 
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Ruxton: A Biography, Anne Blair
20 Anne Blair Ruxton: A Biography
Allen & Unwin 237448 Australia 2004 1741142229 / 9781741142228 Trade Paperback Good Condition Bruce Ruxton has been in the news since 1968, when he was elected Victorian state vice-president of the RSL. For 35 years, he has spoken out on compulsory national service, South Africa, Aboriginal land rights, Japanese war crimes, the use of the word Anzac' in commercial advertising, and more latterly, women in the armed forces, homosexuality in the armed forces, the Bill of Rights, the flag, Japanese investment in Australia, amalgamation of local councils, the republican debate, multiculturalism and Asian migration.Ruxton has seldom been quoted in the press without the words controversial' or outspoken' appearing before his name. As state president of the Victorian RSL, he worked a sixteen to eighteen hour day ensuring that veterans had their full pension rights and entitlements. He took up the difficult task of ensuring the provision of retirement accommodation and nursing homes for an ageing population of World War II ex-services men and women, and of a growing number of widows. After The Sun newspaper predicted in 1984 that the Anzac Day march might die due to falling numbers of participants, it was Bruce Ruxton who revived it, turning the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance into a significant event in Australian national culture, with growing numbers of young people attending each year. In this first official biography of an outstanding Australian, Anne Blair gives us this astute, funny, decisive, kind, outspoken and controversial man in all his complexity. As Jeff Kennett said at Ruxton's last RSL conference, Bruce is a little man with a very big heart and a very big mouth he has used both very, very effectively.' Heavy tanning to front endpaper. 208 pages. Tanning to page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1741142229. ISBN/EAN: 9781741142228. Inventory No: 237448. Paperback 
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