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1 Hope in a Ballet Shoe: Orphaned by War, Saved by Ballet: an Extraordinary True Story (Paperback)

by Michaela DePrince, Elaine Deprince

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 01/01/2015

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Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of... Read more

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2 Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found (Paperback)

by Cheryl Strayed

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 03/07/2014

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One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and... Read more

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3 Foxcatcher: A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold (Paperback)

by Mark Schultz, David Thomas

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 27/11/2014

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The Foxcatcher estate, Pennsylvania, January 1996. Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medallist and wrestling golden boy, is shot in the back by billionaire... Read more

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4 Jesse Livermore Boy Plunger: The Man Who Sold America Short in 1929 (Hardback)

by Tom Rubython, Paul Tudor-Jones

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 23/10/2014

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5 Guantanamo Diary (Hardback)

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems, Larry Siems

Format: Hardback 432 pages
Published: 20/01/2015

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Since 2002, Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never... Read more

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6 Wilson (Paperback)

by A. Scott Berg

Format: Paperback 832 pages
Published: 09/10/2014

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From Pulitzer Prize-winning author, A. Scott Berg, comes the definitive and revelatory biography of one of the greatest American figures of our time. Read more

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7 The Undertaker's Daughter (Hardback)

by Kate Mayfield

Format: Hardback 368 pages
Published: 28/08/2014

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There are no secrets in a small town... except the ones with which we are buried. Read more

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8 A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America (Hardback)

by Peter Firstbrook

Format: Hardback 432 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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9 The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones (Hardback)

by Sandra Tsing Loh

Format: Hardback 288 pages
Published: 29/08/2014

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A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book From an "imaginatively twisted and fearless" writer (Los Angeles Times), a hilarious... Read more

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10 Blood Will Out (Paperback)

by Walter Kirn

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 06/11/2014

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In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage - set out on a peculiar, fateful... Read more

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