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1. Restaurant Babylon - Imogen Edwards-Jones

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The saucy secrets of the world’s finest kitchens.

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2. 13 Hours The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi - Mitchell Zuckoff

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Throughout history we have had leaders and followers. Naturally one cannot work without the other, but most if not all of the time, history remembers the leaders, the revolutionaries, erstwhile the followers are mere footnotes. 

Military commanders lead thousands of their men in the vicious battle. Their flourishes speech prior to the battle, inspired thousands of their men in the battlefield, which is still invoked by various historians.

In this book we would be exploring the lives of 50 most brilliant Military Leaders of all times. Their cunning, their audaciousness and sheer brilliance will come to the forefront. They come but once in a lifetime, and in that lifetime they, albeit through the unpleasant act of war rise above the rest and rightly or wrongly leave their mark on human civilization.

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3. A Sangre Fria - Truman Capote

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4. Amelia Dyer Angel Maker: The Woman Who Murdered babies for Money (16pt Large Print Edition) - Alison RattleAllison Vale

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See this lady? You would NOT want to lock horns with her. You certainly wouldn't give her your baby. But in the late nineteenth century, that's exactly what a lot of women did. Why? Because in an era when having a child out of wedlock was so severely frowned upon, Amelia Dyer took advantage of this. She advertised in the press offering to ''adopt'' unwanted babies, charged the poor grief - stricken mums GBP 10 for the privilege, took the wee babes off their hands - and then drowned them in the River Thames. Pocketing the cash, she strangled her victims with white tape, then wrapped their bodies either in brown parcel paper or in a carpet bag, to be recovered only weeks - or months - later. As well as relating the story, the authors explore the circumstances that enabled such crimes to be committed. Unregulated ''adoption'' was a widely acknowledged problem. The Child Protection Act did not yet exist. In Mrs Dyer's case, though, such shameless profiteering did not, ultimately, go unpunished: the police finally located Mrs Dyer, kept her under surveillance and then mounted a ''sting'' operation, using a young woman to pose as a potential customer. Amelia Dyer was arrested when she opened her front door to find two policemen on her doorstep. Finally confessing, she said, ''You'll know all mine by the tape around their necks.'' She was hanged in 1896.

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5. Ayesha's Gift - Martin Sixsmith

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Ayesha's life is thrown into desperate turmoil by the violent death of her father. The Pakistani authorities talk of suicide, but why would Ayesha's happy, gentle father, kill himself? Ayesha's quest to find the truth takes her away from her safe London existence to Pakistan to confront his killers. She is warned that her life is in danger; powerful men have reasons to want her silenced. But there are things she needs to know that compel her to search for the truth. The denouement of the journey is extraordinarily moving, with unforeseen repercussions for all involved.

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6. Firepower The Most Spectacular Fraud in Australian History (16pt Large Print Edition) - Gerard Ryle

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A magic pill that cuts fuel consumption and reduces emissions ...... that was the miracle promised by Tim Johnsto' s company, Firepower. Everyone believed him; prime ministers and presidents, doctors and diplomats, business leaders and sporting heroe - even ASIC the corporate watch do - went along with the myth. Millions of shares were sold to investors, and by 2007, Firepower had become the biggest sporting sponsor in the country. But it was all a sham. In this compelling account, Gerard Ryle demolishes the fairytale, exposing a wobbly financial pyramid and the greatest fraud ever committed in Australia. Tim Johnston divided his people into Oranges and Lemons. Those who did' t know him enough yet, he called Oranges. They thought he was nice and sweet and juicy. But those who really got to know him became Lemons: he left them bitter and twisted.

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7. Four Mums in a Boat: Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way - Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies

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Janette, Frances, Helen and Niki, though all from Yorkshire, were four very different women; all juggling full time jobs alongside being mothers. Brought together by their love of rowing, they quickly became firm friends, and it wasn't long before they cooked up a crazy idea over a few glasses of wine: they were going to cross 3,000 miles of treacherous ocean in the toughest row in the world, The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Two years later they found themselves standing on the edge of the San Sebastian harbour in the Canary Islands, petrified, exhilarated and ready to head up the race of their lives...

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8. Frauds, Spies, and Lies And How to Defeat Them (Large Print) - Fred Cohen, Frederick B. Cohen

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"The Little Book of Frauds, Spies, and Lies - and how to defeat them" takes a humorous and very timely approach to a serious subject. It describes hundreds of techniques used by fraudsters with examples from corporate frauds, personal frauds, Internet frauds, and intelligence operations along with specific examples from the author's personal experience. It then delves into how and why these frauds work and the mechanisms of frauds and intelligence operations. Next, it describes how counterintelligence operations work, how operations security is used to protect operations, and how everybody can protect themselves against frauds of all sorts. It includes humorous cartoons that give examples of fraud attempts and how to defeat them, many stories that heve never before been told, and provides insight into people, their weaknesses, and how to overcome them. A detailed table of contents is also available on http://all.net/

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9. Good Cop, Bad War - Neil Woods

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As an undercover police officer with the drugs squad Neil Woods regularly risked his life on the streets dealing with some of the most violent and unpredictable criminals in Britain. Good Cop Bad War is a unique story about a man with a striking ability to infiltrate and extinguish drug gangs, but who, as the success of his operations grows, becomes disillusioned with the 'war on drugs,' as he sees how it demonizes those who need help, whilst empowering 'the very worst elements in society.' This is an action-packed true account read like no other.

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10. If A Wicked Man True Freedom Behind Bars (16pt Large Print Edition) - John LawsonJohn Sealey

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The True Crime Biography of John Lawson, born in Scotland and raised in South Africa until the age of ten where his policeman father locked him home alone and never returned. Rescued after four days without food he was sent back to Scotland where rage grew inside. In Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and London's Soho his fighting skills and courage made him a man with a reputation among the gangs and violent men running the clubs where vice and prostitution were rife. Riding with a biker gang, trained as a bodyguard and graduating to 'debt collecting' for international racketeers his life was full of brutality and crime. It was only when serving his third jail sentence that he found the way to escape the prison of brutality that his life had become. A remarkable story of one man's escape from his past life by finding The Truth that set him free.

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11. The Big Eddy Club - David Rose

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12. The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay (16pt Large Print Edition) - David Murray

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It began with a phone call to Brisbane police on 20 April 2012. Allison, wife of real estate agent Gerard Baden-Clay, was missing. When investigating officers arrived at the family home, in one of the city's wealthiest suburbs, a neatly dressed Gerard had been getting the couple's three daughters ready for school. Scratches on his face were shaving cuts, he told them. Police weren't so sure and opened one of Australia's biggest ever missing persons investigations. Ten days after Gerard reported Allison's disappearance, the body of the former beauty queen was discovered on a creek bank 14 kilometres from home. The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay is written by the investigative journalist who covered the case from the start. It weaves together exclusive interviews and police and court records to explain how a father with no criminal history came to be on trial for a brutal murder. It's also a story about everyday choices and their consequences.

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13. The Owl at the Window: A Memoir of Loss and Hope - Carl Graham

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Shock is just one of many emotions explored in award-winning TV comedy writer Carl Gorham's account of his bereavement, which in turn is deeply moving and darkly humorous. Part love story, part widower's diary, part tales of single parenting, it tells of his wife's cancer, her premature death and his attempts to rebuild his life afterwards with his six-year old daughter. Realised in a series of vivid snapshots, it takes the reader on an extraordinary journey from Oxford to Australia, from Norfolk to Hong Kong through fear, despair, pain and anger to hope, laughter and renewal.

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14. The Spy who Changed the World - Mike Rossiter

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The gripping true story of Klaus Fuchs: the spy who sold the nuclear secrets to the Russians.

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15. Under One Roof: How a Tough Old Woman in a Little Old House Changed My Life - Barry Martin, Philip Lerman

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Edith Macefield achieved hero status in 2006 when she turned down $1 million to sell her home to make way for a commercial development. Barry Martin respected that, and when he took the job as construction supervisor, he was determined to make things as easy for Edith.

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16. Belle: The True Story of Dido Belle - Paula Byrne

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Dido Belle was the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy captain and a slave woman, adopted by the Earl of Mansfield. As Lord Chief Justice of England he would preside over the notorious Zong case – the drowning of 142 slaves by an unscrupulous shipping company. His ruling provided the legal underpinning to the abolition of slavery in Britain.

The inspiration behind the powerful film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson.

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17. Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free - Hector Tobar

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A dramatic account of the 33 miners of the San Jose mine in Chile by novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar.

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18. I Am Malala - Malala Yousafzai

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When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday 9th October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. Shot in the head at point blank range while riding the bus home from school...

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19. Rise: Surviving and Thriving after Trauma - Sian Williams

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Renowned as a much-loved, highly respected journalist and broadcaster with thirty years' experience, Sian Williams has studied the impact of acute stress for many years and is also a trained trauma assessor. In Rise, she explores the science of resilience and growth after trauma, offers advice from the experts, and learns from those who have emerged from horrific experiences: feeling changed yet stronger, with a new perspective on their life, their relationships and their work. She also documents her own path through breast cancer, with candid and unflinching honesty. Rise is a deeply researched exploration of trauma, grief, illness, and most importantly, resilience.

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20. The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue - Piu Marie Eatwell

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1897: An elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the - now dead - Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.

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