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 History

Reading Level:3 Biography

'A father...is a necessary evil.' Stephen Dedalus in UlyssesWilliam Butler Yeats' father was an impoverished artist, an inveterate letter writer, and a man crippled by his inability to ever finish a painting.Oscar Wilde's father was a d... read more

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce
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Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide.
Malala's ex... read more

We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World
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 History

A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. Captain James Cook first set sail... read more

The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill
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The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before. Commissioned by the Royal Navy to ... read more

Mutiny On The Bounty
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In late August 1939, as war loomed over Europe, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. Thus began the bigg... read more

Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures During World War II
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The late 1890s saw the start of a "heroic age" in polar exploration. This book tells the story of three men who were to embody the spirit of the time--driven by courage, determination and ambition, to be the first to discover the South Pole: Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amunds... read more

South - The Race to the Pole
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 History

____________________________________BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK____________________________________HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth.In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery.... read more

Erebus: The Story of a Ship
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 History

Henry VIII is well known for his tumultuous relationships with women, and he is often defined by his many marriages. But what do we see if we take a different look? When we see Henry through the men in his life, a new perspective on this famous king emerges... ... read more

Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him
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Lying in the middle of a vast ocean, Aotearoa New Zealand was the last habitable land mass in the world to be settled by humans. Our history represents the powerful coming-together of two great seafaring traditions, Polynesian and Europ... read more

Ocean: Tales of voyaging and encounter that defined New Zealand
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'Napoleon is an out-and-out masterpiece and a joy to read' Sir Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad
A landmark new biography that presents the man behind the many myths. The first writer in English to go back to the original European sources, Adam Zamoyski's portra... read more

Napoleon: Man Behind the Myth
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 History

Crazy. Bold. Fearless.
Parris Goebel was destined to make her mark.
Young Queen is the autobiography of a dancer with a dream . . . a young Polynesian girl who grew up in New Zealand and went on to conquer the hip hop world.
In this honest memoir, Parris Goebel shares the... read more

Young Queen
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 History

Reading Level:very good

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews, who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival-literally ... read more

The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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