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Open your mind with these ground breaking non-fiction books

Open your mind with these ground breaking non-fiction books. From current affairs to history and autobiographies to business from local and international bestselling authors, take your pick.
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A Rumour of Spring by Max du Preez
Democracy in South Africa turns twenty on 27 April 2014. Max du Preez investigates and analyses the progress and lack of progress the country has made during these twenty years tackling the questions asked by ordinary South Africans every day: How are we really doing? What is really going on in our country? How should we understand what is happening here? And will it get any better?

ISBN: 978 177 022 5435 | RRP: R230 | CLASSIFICATION: Current Affairs

The Grand Scam by Rob Rose
The inside story of the biggest corporate fraud in South Africa's history. From 2005 to 2009, the heir to one of South Africa's blue-blood families methodically constructed the largest-ever con in South African history. Barry Tannenbaum, the grandson of the founder of one of the country's biggest pharmaceutical firms, Adcock Ingram, offered investors stratospheric returns of more than 200 per cent a year by investing in the components used to make AIDS drugs. The question that hasn't been answered until now is, how did Tannenbaum swindle so many people with such ease? And, more crucially, why did he do it?

CLICK HERE to read an extract from The Grand Scam.

ISBN: 978 177 022 6210 | RRP: R220 | CLASSIFICATION: Business & Current Affairs

My Brief History by Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inwards for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity.

ISBN: 978 059 307 2523 | RRP: R265 | CLASSIFICATION: Autobiography

One Summer by Bill Bryson
Britain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction Bill Bryson travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever. 1927 - The summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, the peak of Al Capone's reign of terror, the horrifying bombing of a school in Michigan by a madman, the ill-conceived decision that led to the Great Depression and an almost impossible amount more.

CLICK HERE to read an extract from One Summer.

ISBN: 978 038 560 8282 | RRP: R395 | CLASSIFICATION: History

Dot Complicated by Randi Zuckerberg
From Randi Zuckerberg, social media and technology expert and former marketing executive at Facebook, comes a welcome, essential guide to understanding social media and technology, and how they influence and inform our lives online and off. Invaluable, timely, and engaging, Dot Complicated reveals how to make it through your life online in one piece-from the etiquette of unfriending and the power of crowdsourcing to the perils of photo tags and the importance of teaching your kids how to be tech-savvy.

CLICK HERE to read an extract from Dot Complicated.

ISBN: 978 059 307 3490 | RRP: R265 | CLASSIFICATION: Business & Current Affairs

The Everything Store by Brad Stone
Amazon made its mark sending new books quickly in nice, smile-embossed boxes. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the world's store, where everything is available to everyone, usually in 24 hours. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and drive and revolutionized retail the way Ford revolutionised manufacturing. The Everything Store will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company and its genius creator.

ISBN: 978 059 307 0468 | RRP: R250 | CLASSIFICATION: Business & Current Affairs

All these non-fiction books are available at good book stores nationwide and online as eBooks.
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