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1. Dear Michael, Love Dad: Letters, Laughter and All the Things We Leave Unsaid - Iain Maitland

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When Iain Maitland's eldest son left home for university he wrote regularly to him: funny, curmudgeonly letters chronicling their family life and giving Michael unsolicited and hopeless advice on everything from car maintenance to women. What Iain didn't realise was that away from home his beloved boy was suffering from depression and anorexia. Told through Iain's letters and the unfolding truth of Michael's situation, Dear Michael, Love Dad is a frank and moving account of how we may unwittingly fail our loved ones, despite our best intentions. Above all it offers the hope of reparation and expresses the unbreakable bond between a father and son.

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2. Delusions of Immortality Surviving an Unconventional Life - Steven S Dawson

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An aptitude for stumbling into adventure while somehow dodging disaster...

Over and over, Steve Dawson found himself wrestling with the results of his curiosity for a life of adventure amidst uncommon vocations and pursuits. Close calls and narrow escapes became typical fare, though he claims this is standard for the Alaskan outdoorsman with any substantial amount of experience under his belt--judge for yourself. Required reading for anyone anticipating an adventure career in the 49th state.

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3. Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom - Condoleezza Rice

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From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.

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4. Destined for a Mission: The Life Journey of Herman Neusch -

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5. Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell ? He Escaped over 200 times from a Notorious German Prison Camp to see the Girl he Loved. This is the Incredible Story of Horace Greasley. (16pt Large Print Edition) - Horace Greasley

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 Horace 'Jim' Greasley was twenty years of age in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and latterly Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain quarters and the British government began to prepare for the inevitable war. After seven weeks training with the 2nd/5th Battalion Leicester, he found himself facing the might of the German army in a muddy field south of Cherbourg, in Northern France, with just thirty rounds of ammunition in his weapon pouch. Horace's war didn't last long. He was taken prisoner on 25th May 1940 and forced to endure a ten week march across France and Belgium en - route to Holland. Horace survived...barely...food was scarce; he took nourishment from dandelion leaves, small insects and occasionally a secret food package from a sympathetic villager, and drank rain water from ditches. Many of his fellow comrades were not so fortunate. Falling by the side of the road through sheer exhaustion and malnourishment meant a bullet through the back of the head and the corpse left to rot. After a three day train journey without food and water, Horace found himself incarcerated in a prison camp in Poland. It was there he embarked on an incredible love affair with a German girl interpreting for his captors. He experienced the sweet taste of freedom each time he escaped to see her, yet incredibly he made his way back into the camp each time, sometimes two, three times every week. Horace broke out of the camp then crept back in again under the cover of darkness after his natural urges were fulfilled. He brought food back to his fellow prisoners to supplement their meagre rations. He broke out of the camp over two hundred times and towards the end of the war even managed to bring radio parts back in. The BBC news would be delivered daily to over 3,000 prisoners. This is an incredible tale of one man's adversity and defiance of the German nation.

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6. Don't Let My Past Be Your Future - Harry Smith

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Harry Leslie Smith is a great British stalwart. A survivor of the Great Depression, a Second World War veteran, a lifelong Labour supporter and a proud Yorkshire man. He has witnessed a country in crisis. Now in his nineties, Harry wonders whether anything has changed. Britain is at its most dangerous juncture since Harry's youth - the NHS and social housing are in crisis, whilst Brexit and an unpopular government continue to divide the country. Labour's triumphant comeback of June 2017 is a beacon of light. Britain has overcome adversity before and will do so again - a new nation will be forged from the ashes of grave injustice.

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7. Don't Give Up-Give Back: Remembering Pat Heenan - Russ Vahlbusch

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8. Down and Out in the Tennessee Hills - John S. Crandall

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9. Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery - Henry Marsh

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What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong? Do No Harm offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity.

Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award, the Guardian First Book Award and Longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

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