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True stories of heroism, endurance & survival books

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Dunkirk Fight to the Last Man by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore Dunkirk Fight to the Last Man

The revered account of the rescue of 300,000 British soldiers fleeing the Nazis by the bestselling historian The rescue at Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
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The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma-Jane Kirby The Optician of Lampedusa

'Poetically written, absorbing, harrowing' The Times 'The raw and emotional account of an optician whose family fishing trip suddenly placed him amid the human tragedy of hundreds of drowning migrants is a story that needed to be told' Fiona Wilson,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017
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Extraordinary Ordinariness Everyday Heroism in the United States, Germany, and Britain, 1800-2015 by Simon Wendt Extraordinary Ordinariness Everyday Heroism in the United States, Germany, and Britain, 1800-2015

Everyday heroes and heroines--ordinary men, women, and children who are honored for actual or imagined feats--have received only scant attention in heroism scholarship. While scholars have devoted thousands of pages to war heroes, heroic leaders, and superheroes, as well as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2017
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Aftershock: The Quake on Everest and One Man's Quest by Jules Mountain Aftershock: The Quake on Everest and One Man's Quest


Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2017
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The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away A Death That Brought the Gift of Life by Cole Moreton The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away A Death That Brought the Gift of Life

'Gripping ... so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes' Mail on Sunday 'How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
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The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away The True Story of a Death That Brought Life by Cole Moreton The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away The True Story of a Death That Brought Life

'Gripping ... so powerfully emotional that at times I had to put it down to wipe my eyes' Mail on Sunday 'How do you say thank you to someone for giving you their heart? It is the greatest gift a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017
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Shot 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America by Max Kozloff, Kathy Storr Shot 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
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The Boy in 7 Billion by Callie Blackwell The Boy in 7 Billion

The powerful and moving true story of a remarkable relationship and a tenacious fight for survival. Callie reveals her son's struggle through the physical and mental torment of battling cancer against impossible odds, and the truth behind her son's 'miraculous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
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Young Lothar An Underground Fugitive in Nazi Berlin by Larry Orbach, Vivien Orbach-Smith Young Lothar An Underground Fugitive in Nazi Berlin
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Lothar Orbach, the youngest son of a German Jewish family, was just 14 when the Nazis began rounding up Berlin's Jews.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2017
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Finding Gobi The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey by Dion Leonard Finding Gobi The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey

Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
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Finding Gobi The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey by Dion Leonard Finding Gobi The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey

Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
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Amazing Jewish Heroes by David Richard Goldberg Amazing Jewish Heroes

There have been many amazing heroes down through the ages. The achievements of American heroes like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln certainly resonate, but how many heroes of Jewish heritage come to mind? Each of the eleven Jewish...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
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A Captain's Ransom by Captain Alex Westland A Captain's Ransom

Captain Alex Westland, now a retired ship's captain and ex-fishing captain, recounts when, on 14th May 2013, he was attacked, taken hostage and held captive in a Niger Delta Jungle.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
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The ISIS Hostage One Man's True Story of Thirteen Months in Captivity by Puk Damsgard, David Young The ISIS Hostage One Man's True Story of Thirteen Months in Captivity
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Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017
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Unbroken My Story of Survival from 7/7 to Paralympic Success by Martine Wright Unbroken My Story of Survival from 7/7 to Paralympic Success

The inspirational memoir by Paralympian Martine Wright
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017
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Letters to Sarah by Sara Payne Letters to Sarah

In the summer of 2000, schoolgirl Sarah Payne went missing from a beach where she played with her siblings. The nation waited with her whole family as the search for the little girl touched the hearts of everyone in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017
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Rowing the Pacific 7,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco by Mick Dawson Rowing the Pacific 7,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco

The thrilling story of Mick Dawson's most challenging rowing feats in the open ocean, culminating in his greatest achievement: rowing 7,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean, from Japan to San Francisco.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017
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You Belong to Us The Horrific True Story of One Young Girl's Life in the Hands of British Sex Traffickers by Caitlin Spencer You Belong to Us The Horrific True Story of One Young Girl's Life in the Hands of British Sex Traffickers


Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017
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Unbroken One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence. A True Story of Survival and Hope by Madeleine Black Unbroken One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence. A True Story of Survival and Hope

Violently gang-raped when she was thirteen years old, and raped three more times before the age of eighteen, Madeleine has experienced more trauma in her life than most ever will.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2017
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Animal Heroes by Anthony Hill Animal Heroes


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2017
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The Pastor and the Painter by Cindy Wockner The Pastor and the Painter

Who were Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran? Why did they attempt to smuggle drugs from Bali to Australia? How did they rehabilitate themselves in Kerokoban Prison? Why were they executed when others who have committed far worse crimes have been...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2017
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Alone Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean by Brett Archibald Alone Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean

Lost overboard at night in a storm - no one saw him fall, and no one could hear him shout
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2017
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Four Mums in a Boat Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way by Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies Four Mums in a Boat Friends Who Rowed 3000 Miles, Broke a World Record and Learnt a Lot About Life Along the Way
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A Sunday Times Bestseller The incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
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Truevine An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love by Beth Macy Truevine An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love

The year was 1899, as the old people told the story; the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave, or a child or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
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Against All Odds Abandoned as a Baby, Survivor of the Most Brutal Care System. This is the Story of How I Fought Back by Paul Connolly Against All Odds Abandoned as a Baby, Survivor of the Most Brutal Care System. This is the Story of How I Fought Back

When two police officers arrived out of the blue at Paul Connolly's door, he learned the shocking news that, out of the eight children with whom he had grown up in care, only two were still alive. The revelation unearthed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
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The Raqqa Diaries Escape from Islamic State by Samer The Raqqa Diaries Escape from Islamic State

Since ISIS occupied Raqqa in eastern Syria, it has become one of the most isolated and fear-ridden cities on earth. BBC was able to make contact with a small activist group, Al-Sharqiya 24, and one of their members agreed to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
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I Had to Survive How a Plane Crash in the Andes Helped Me to Save Lives by Dr. Roberto Canessa, Pablo Vierci I Had to Survive How a Plane Crash in the Andes Helped Me to Save Lives
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A gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading paediatric cardiologists.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2017
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