Cheating, Doping, Rape and Murder - the Inside Track on Australia's Racing Industry
by Matthew Benns
Matthew Benns takes us inside the murky world of Australia's racing industry. Dapper horse trainer Les Samba was in Melbourne for the annual yearling sales when he turned down an Italian meal with racing contacts saying, 'I have to meet a bloke.' ...
by Sammy Hagar
<p>Loud rock, fast cars, and Cabo.This is the life of Sammy Hagar.<p>For almost forty years, Sammy Hagar has been a fixture in rock music. From breaking into the industry with the band Montrose to his multiplatinum solo career to his ride as the ...
The Untold Story Behind Schapelle Corby's Ill-fated Drug Run
by Eamon Duff & Eamonn Duff
A reckless father, his dark past, an Adelaide drug trafficker and the Gold Coast beauty school dropout who kept her mouth shut. This is the explosive untold story of Schapelle Corby and how she took the rap for her father's drug syndicate.
The Exclusive Biography
by Walter Isaacson
From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three ...
A Memoir of Terror
by Jessica Stern
I have been quiet, and I have listened all my life. But now, I will finally speak. Alone in an unlocked house in a safe neighbourhood in the suburban town of Concord, MA, two obedient, good girls, Jessica Stern, 15, and her sister, 14, were raped ...
Love, Life and Recipes
by Jane Webster
'When we found this run-down château of Bosgouet, we'd been dreaming of buying a house in France for some time. We'd become obsessed with the idea of living in the French countryside, of learning a new language and traditions, and of giving our ...
by Sally Nielsen
Sally Nielsen is a wedding planner, whose own wedding plans were turned upside down when her fiance suffered a catastrophic stroke, leaving him completely dependent on her and his family for all his needs. When others said she should put him in a ...
by Tim Baker
All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren song of the ocean swells. For most, it is an ideal that recedes as age advances - as family, career and provider commitments overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But what if you ...
by A.B. Facey
This is the extraordinary life of an ordinary man. It is the story of Albert Facey, a parentless boy who began work at eight, struggled as a rural worker, survived Gallipoli, the loss of his farm in the Depression, the death of his son in WWII ...
The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank
by Christopher Ward
On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play.
by Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks grew up in East Gippsland, a country boy with a yen for drawing and observation of the life around him. He became an acknowledged master of the picture-book form, winning acclaim both nationally and internationally for classics such as ...
by Alice Pung
Asian-Australians are known to each other and the outside world by many labels: Quiet Achiever. FOB. Gangster Chigger. Mainlander. Banana. But are these labels based on some degree of truth, or only fiction? What is it like to grow up Asian in ...
by Claire Lloyd
The tang of salt in the air. Sunlight sparkling on clear blue water. Pomegranate seeds glistening like jewels in your palm. Australian artist, designer and photographer Claire Lloyd had a successful career in London, a beautiful apartment and a ...
A Biography of Our Greatest War Heroine 1912-2011
by Peter FitzSimons
In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence ...
Grace, Grunge and Gravity
by Joe Giarratano
TAXI ... Grace, Grunge & Gravity is a collection of tales — an eyewitness account of the taxi industry in Australia. I write about drivers, operators, regulators, networks and, most importantly, a passing parade of passengers. <br>Nightshift in a ...
by Peter FitzSimons
Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, was Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December, 1911, he led an expedition from Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a ...
by Pete Townshend
He is one of the greatest musical talents Britain has ever produced. But even as the principle songwriter and lead guitarist for The Who, it would be unjust to define Pete Townshend's life simply through his achievements with bandmates Daltrey, ...
by Keith Richards & Keith Richards
With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in ...
Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Track
by Robyn Kienzle
If one person 'made' the Kokoda Track, that man was Bert Kienzle. Part Samoan and German/English, born in Fiji and raised in Germany and Australia, he was managing a rubber plantation and gold mine in Papua New Guinea at the outbreak of World War II.
A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund De Waal
264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his great uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the 'netsuke', they ...