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21. Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda - Morten Storm

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Filled with hair-raising close calls, coded messages and chilling duplicity, Agent Storm is a captivating real-life thriller.

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22. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate - Al Franken

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From Senator Al Franken comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.

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23. Amazing Adventures of a Nobody (Large Print 16pt) - Leon Logothetis

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Tired of his diconnected life and uninspiring job, Leon Logothetis leaves it all behind - job, money, home, even his cell phone - and hits the road with nothing but the clothes on his back and five dollars in his pocket, relying on the kindness of strangers and the serendipity of the open road for his daily keep.

Along the way, Leon offers up the intriguing and charming tales gathered along his one - of - a - kind journey riding in trains and buses and big rigs and classic cars; sleeping on streets and couches and firehouses; meeting pimps and preachers, astronauts and single moms, celebrities and homeless families, veterans and communists. Each day of his journey, we catch sight of the invisible spiritual underpinning of society in these stories of companionship - and sheer adventure - that prove that the kind, good soul of mankind has not been lost.

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24. An American Demon A Memoir (Large Print 16pt) - Jack Grisham

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An American Demon is Jack Grisham's story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. While Grisham is best known as the raucous and provocative front man of the pioneer hardcore punk band TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty), his writing and true life experiences are physically and psychologically more complex, unsettling, and violent than those of Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk.
Eloquently disregarding the prefabricated formulas of the drunk - to - sober, bad - to - good tale, this is an entirely new kind of life lesson: summoned through both God and demons, while settling within eighties hardcore punk culture and its radical - to - the - core (and most assuredly non - evangelical) parables, Grisham leads us, cleverly, gorgeously, between temporal violence and bigger - picture spirituality toward something very much like a path to salvation and enlightenment. An American Demon flourishes on both extremes, as a scary hardcore punk memoir and as a valuable message to souls navigating through an overly materialistic and woefully self - absorbed ''me first'' modern society.
An American Demon conveys anger and truth within the perfect setting, using a youth rebellion that changed the world to open doors for this level of brash destruction. Told from the point of view of a seminal member of the American Punk movement - doused in violence, rebellion, alcoholism, drug abuse, and ending with beautiful lessons of sobriety and absolution - this book is as harrowing and life - affirming as anything you're ever going to read.

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25. An Inland Voyage - Robert Louis Stevenson

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26. An Inland Voyage (Large Print) - Robert Louis Stevenson

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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27. An Unqualified Success The extraordinary life of Allan Percy Fleming (Large Print 16pt) - Peter Golding, Joan Druett

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The career of Allan Percy Fleming (1912- 2001) teacher, soldier,journalist, trade commissioner, senior bureaucrat, librarian, counter terrorist was characterised by the lack of 'appropriate' training.'I was a demonstration , he once remarked,'of the art of how to do things when unqualified .

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28. And Then Like My Dreams A Memoir (Large Print 16pt) - Margaret Rose Stringer

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This is the story of Charles 'Chic' Stringer, written by his widow Margaret - Rose, after Chic's death at the age of sixty - eight. It is a celebration of the career of one of the Australian film industry''s most respected stillsmen of the Australian film industry of the 1970s and ''80s. Above all, it is the story of two people who were made for each other - and of life after absolute loss.

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29. Andrew Murray Wonderboy (Large Print 16pt) - Euan Reedie

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Andrew Murray is Britain's brightest up - and - coming tennis star. The game runs through his veins; his mother Judy is a former player and the 2003 Scottish National Tennis Coach. She has trained Andrew since he was three. Andrew picked up an array of championship titles as a youth, including victory in the prestigious junior 2004 US Open. At only 18 years old he became Britain's youngest Davis Cup Player, and he immediately grabbed the headlines at Wimbledon 2005, where he beat top seeds Radek Stepanek and George Bastl. His recent victory against previous British favourite Tim Henman has won him a place in the hearts of the British public who have renamed the famous 'Henman Hill' 'Murray Mound'. With Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski approaching the twilight of their careers, British tennis is crying out for a new champion. Andy has already made good his claim that he'd be a top 100 player by the end of 2005, and is set to continue his amazing rise to the top of the tennis world.

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30. Angelina Jolie Portrait of a Superstar (Large Print 16pt) - Rhona Mercer

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As one of the most glamorous and successful actresses in Hollywood and one half of super - couple 'Brangelina', Angelina Jolie seems to have it all. But life hasn't always been so easy for the world's most seductive star...She endured a painful, complicated childhood that left her relationship with her famous father, respected actor Jon Voight, in tatters. Even as she followed in his acting footsteps, it was always her passionate relationships with both men and women, her private fantasies, her numerous tattoos and her thoughts of suicide that garnered the most attention with the popular press, and gave her a reputation as Hollywood's bad girl. But now, raising her three adopted and three biological children with Brad Pitt, and fully dedicated to her work with refugees as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, Angelina has turned that reputation around. The Academy Award and three - time Golden Globe winning actress has finally found a way to balance the extreme highs and lows of fame with the stable family home she has always been searching for. This story of the trials, scandals, adventures and romances of Angelina Jolie is an insightful, inspiring must - read for every fan.

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31. Anyone Who Had a Heart (Large Print 16pt) - Burt Bacharach

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The autobiography of one of the most significant and beloved of songwriters, writer of fifty - two UK Top 40 hits from 'Walk On By' to 'Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head'. Burt Bacharach is one of the most celebrated and legendary song - writers of the twentieth century. Throughout his sixty year career he has worked with artists from Dionne Warwick to Dr Dre, Marlene Dietrich to Elvis Costello. Anyone Who Had a Heart is the story of one of the greatest song writers of all time. It traces for the first time in his own words, the life and times of the man who created the music that has become the sound track for the lives of his millions of devoted fans all over the world. Bacharach's songs include: 'Magic Moments' - Perry Como, ' Baby It's You' - The Shirelles / The Beatles, 'Please Stay' - The Drifters / Marc Almond, 'Wishin' and Hopin'''' - Dionne Warwick / Dusty Springfield / Ani DiFranco, 'Walk On By' - Dionne Warwick / The Stranglers, 'I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself' - Dusty Springfield / The White Stripes, '(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me' - Sandie Shaw, 'A Message to Martha' - Adam Faith, 'What's New Pussycat?' - Tom Jones, 'Trains and Boats and Planes' - Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, 'Alfie' - Cilla Black / Cher / Rumer, 'I Say a Little Prayer' - Dionne Warwick / Aretha Franklin, 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose?' - Dionne Warwick, 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' - B.J. Thomas / Sacha Distel / Johnny Mathis, 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again' - Bobby Gentry, 'Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)' - Burt Bacharach / Barry Manilow / Shirley Bassey.

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32. April: A Mother and Father's Heart-Breaking Story of the Daughter They Loved and Lost - Paul and Coral Jones

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April's disappearance from the tiny Welsh village of Machynlleth in October 2012 and the conviction of paedophile Mark Bridger in May 2013 shocked the nation. In this gripping and harrowing book, April's parents Coral and Paul speak at length about their beloved daughter and the search for her, and their ongoing fight against the vile child pornography viewed by Bridger. Paul Jones kept a diary throughout the ordeal, the contents of which are revealed for the first time in this honest account of unimaginable emotional pain. April will stand as a poignant reminder of what it means to lose the thing you most love.

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33. Arise Sir Anthony Hopkins: The Biography (Large Print 16pt) - Michael Feeney Callan

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Anthony Hopkins ranks as one of the most versatile and challenging actors of our time. In either box - office returns or career longevity he has outpaced all the British luminaries to whom he has been likened and, even now, in his 70th year, the unparalleled dynamism of his performance continues to impress. But, undeniably, it is his dark and seductive portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in ''The Silence of the Lambs'' (1991) with which he remains globally associated.Born in Wales in 1937, the son of a baker, Hopkins was a misfit growing up. He failed at school, immersing himself in various forms of art rather than attending to his studies; walked out on the National Theatre; and lost himself in years of alcohol abuse. But this all a million miles away from the spectacular success Hopkins has gone on to achieve. Over the years he has won a multitude of awards, including an Oscar, and in 1993 a knighthood.

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34. Arsene Wenger Pure Genius: The Biography of the Premiership's Greatest Manager (Large Print 16pt) - Tom Oldfield

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In his 12 seasons at the club, the world - class Fenchman has developed the Gunners into a team capable of challenging for top domestic and European honours every year. His three Premiership titles - two of which came in 'Double' winning campaigns - are evidence of Wenger's unique tactical skill and his famous ability to spot talented young footballers. The phenomenal Gunners boss, nicknamed 'The Professor', has signed a new contract which commits him to the club until 2011 and Arsenal fans can look forward to a bright red future.

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35. Art from Adversity A Life with Bipolar (Large Print 16pt) - Anne Therese Naylor

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Art from Adversity shines the spotlight on mental illness, in particular, bipolar disorder. It provides an insight into what it is like to become mentally ill, to ascend into mania, free fall into depression, and finally emerge profoundly changed by the experience. Art from Adversity: A Life with Bipolar is Anne Therese Naylor's memoir and information guide to mental illness. She provides insights into what it is like to become mentally ill and what it takes to become well. Her artworks, both on the cover and woven throughout the book, illustrate the creativity that can come from adversity. With messages demonstrating that everyone knows someone affected by mental illness, and that positive things can be born from adversity, this book encourages all of us that education about mental illness is the key to understanding and freedom. This book will strongly appeal to lovers of memoir, practical advice, and anyone who knows someone with a mental illness.

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36. Arthur Blackburn, VC An Australian Hero, His Men, and Their Two (Large Print 16pt) - Andrew Faulkner

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Gallipoli hero, Victoria Cross recipient, battalion and brigade commander, conqueror of Damascus and defiant antagonist of the Japanese - by any measure Arthur Seaforth Blackburn was one of Australia's most remarkable soldiers. This, the first Blackburn biography, details the famous battles that shaped Australia. It tells Blackburn's story through the eyes of his comrades, including many from his battalion who survived the horrors of the Burma Railway, and includes photographs taken by Blackburn never published before. This edition is in two volumes. The second volume ISBN is 9781459645424.

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37. Arthur Blackburn, VC An Australian Hero, His Men, and Their Two (Large Print 16pt) - Andrew Faulkner

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Gallipoli hero, Victoria Cross recipient, battalion and brigade commander, conqueror of Damascus and defiant antagonist of the Japanese - by any measure Arthur Seaforth Blackburn was one of Australia's most remarkable soldiers. This, the first Blackburn biography, details the famous battles that shaped Australia. It tells Blackburn's story through the eyes of his comrades, including many from his battalion who survived the horrors of the Burma Railway, and includes photographs taken by Blackburn never published before. This edition is in two volumes. The first volume ISBN is 9781459645417.

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38. At the End of Darwin Road A Memoir (Large Print 16pt) - Fiona Kidman

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An evocative memoir about the emergence of a pre - eminent writer in a changing world. 'What I have to tell is largely a personal narrative about how I came to inhabit a fictional world' This absorbing memoir explores the first half of writer Fiona Kidman's life, notably in Kerikeri amid the 'sharp citric scent of orange groves, bright heat and ... the shadow of Asia' - at the end of Darwin Road. From the distance of France, where Kidman spent time as the Katherine Mansfield Fellow in Menton, she reconsiders the past, weaving personal reflection and experience with the history of the places where she lived, particularly the fascinating northern settlements of Kerikeri and Waipu, and further south the cities of Rotorua and Wellington. Her story crosses paths with those of numerous different New Zealanders, from the Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana, to descendants of the migration from Scotland led by a charismatic Presbyterian minister, to other writers and significant friends. We learn of Kidman's struggles to establish herself as a writer and to become part of different communities, and how each worked their way into her fiction. At the End of Darwin Road is a vivid memoir of place and family, and of becoming a writer: 'I was certain that ... I would continue to write, if possible, every day of my life.'

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39. Autobiography of a Yogi Large Print - Paramahansa Yogananda

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Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the 20th Century," Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into over 33 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a spiritual classic. It reads like an adventure story while answering questions about religion, God, existence, yoga, higher consciousness, and the challenges of daily spiritual living.

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40. Autobiography of an Elderly Woman In large print for easy reading - Mary Heaton Vorse

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This is a large print edition This includes a larger point size for characters plus the use of non-serif fonts, increased spacing and improved contrast. Large Print can be appreciated by all audiences because it reduces eye strain. Mary Heaton Vorse or Mary Heaton Vorse O'Brien (October 11, 1874 - 1966) was a U.S. suffragette, journalist, labor activist, theatre patron, and feminist. She became one of the most popular writers of women's fiction in the U.S. As a labor journalist and war correspondent, she traveled to Lenin's Moscow and Hitler's Germany. She was outspokenly active in peace and social justice causes, such as women's suffrage, civil rights, pacifism (specifically including opposition to World War I), socialism, child labor, infant mortality, labor disputes, and affordable housing. She was instrumental in forming the Women's Peace Party in January 1915 in Washington, D.C. Newspapers and journals she wrote for included the New York Post, New York World, McCall's, Harper's Weekly, Atlantic Monthly, The Masses, New Masses, New Republic, and McClure's Magazine, as well as various news services. She participated in and reported on the Lawrence textile strike, the steel strike of 1919, the textile workers strike of 1934, and coal strikes in Harlan County, Kentucky. She was also a popular novelist for several decades and published poetry as well. Her writing helped her raise three children without a husband. "I love my golden wings and I want to fly right into the sun until they are all draggled and battered,' wrote Vorse in 1896. A rebel at a young age, she fled her wealthy New England family and settled in Greenwich Village in the early 1900s. Vorse was intimately involved with the political, cultural, and feminist leaders of the Left. Her commitment to feminism led to her presence at women's rallies in Europe and America; her unique contribution to the journalism of her time was to give consistent attention to the special concerns of women and their role in the labor movement.

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