Modern Heroes is a series of colourful illustrated books about the lives of some remarkable people whose influence has shaped how we live today. Concise, accessible and entertaining, these histories for young readers are the perfect informal introduction to history or modern studies.
Titles in this series:
Martin Luther King
Pope John Paul II
This is the story of 25 tumultuous years in the life of Gold fields, one of the world's great mining companies. If it is true that 'Big business' is the last adventure frontier, then mining for gold has to be the most adventurous, dangerous and unpredictable business pursuit of them all.
Nelson Mandela's legal and political work brought him into contact with a vast array of Jewish people across the spectrum: lawyers and legal clerks, communists and communal leaders, business leaders and bankers, physicians and philanthropists, rabbis and rabble-rousers.
In his wonderful autobiography, Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, reflects on his life so far and how his upbringing shaped the person and musician he is today. Accompanied by an exclusive free Mix Tape app this is a rare insight into one of the most exciting and controversial musicians working in music today.
With his extraordinary ability to capture the spirit of the age, Tony Bilson has been one of Australia's leading chefs for over 40 years and his restaurants have represented milestones in Australian gastronomy.
Hierdie memoir is, soos Andre Brink dit self stel, 'n reaksie op "'n behoefte … om nader te kyk na party gebeurtenisse in my lewe wat ek nog nie genoegsaam ondersoek het nie; baie dinge wat ek nog nie verstaan nie; baie wat my seergemaak of verras of vreugde veroorsaak het…"
Following the author's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, this story presents a series of love affairs with the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures - affairs that so often end in pain, for to succeed in re-introducing a lion or leopard to the wild is to be deprived of their companionship.
As the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, and a champion's league final, Steven Gerrard is an inspiration to fans and footballers alike. After joining his beloved Liverpool at the age of eight, he spent the next 28 years, and over 700 games, devoted to this one club. This book deals with his life and work.
As Australia's longest-serving prime minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Menzies to his only daughter, Heather, throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies.