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Quarterly Essay #62: James Brown on Going to War

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Quarterly Essay #62: James Brown on Going to War

James Brown

History; Politics & government; War & defence operations; Advocate - History

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Going to war may be the gravest decision a nation and its leaders make. At the moment, Australia is at war with the Islamic... [more]

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The House by the Lake

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The House by the Lake

Thomas Harding

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Advocate - History

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Revealing the story of Germany through the inhabitants of one small wooden building: a nobleman farmer, a Jewish family, a... [more]

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Germany: Memories of a Nation

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Germany: Memories of a Nation

Neil MacGregor

History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Advocate - History

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How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? German history may be... [more]

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Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

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Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Joby Warrick

History; Middle Eastern history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Geopolitics; Advocate - History

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Traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread to become the world's... [more]

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Introducing the Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

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Introducing the Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

Edith Hall

History; European history; Classical history & classical civilisation; Advocate - History

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They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria.... [more]

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The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

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The Mistress of Paris: The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on...

Catherine Hewitt

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Fashion & society; Advocate - History

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A fantastically readable biography of a 19th-century Parisian courtesan who harbours an incredible secret [more]

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Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

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Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

Annabel Crabb

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership; Advocate - Politics

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Malcolm Turnbull has quite a job ahead of him as leader of the Liberal Party. How is he going so far? What can we expect in... [more]

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Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path to Power

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Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path to Power

David Marr

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership; Advocate - Politics

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Who is Bill Shorten? How did he rise to become Labor leader? And does he have what it takes to beat Malcolm Turnbull and... [more]

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Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble

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Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble

Antony Beevor

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; War & defence operations; Advocate - History

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On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his last gamble in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed... [more]

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Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru

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Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru

Madeline Gleeson

History; Refugees & political asylum; Political control & freedoms; Advocate - History

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What has happened on Nauru and Manus since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime in 2012?This essential... [more]

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The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty

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The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest...

Tracy Borman

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Advocate - History

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Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes to reveal the intimate secrets... [more]

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Bolt: Worth Fighting for: Insights and Reflections

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Bolt: Worth Fighting for: Insights and Reflections

Andrew Bolt

History; Politics & government; Advocate - History

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Andrew Bolt confronts the biggest issues dividing Australia. [more]

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The Red Wake: A Hybrid of Travel, History and Journalism

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The Red Wake: A Hybrid of Travel, History and Journalism

Kurt Johnson

History; Social & cultural history

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A hybrid of history, travel... [more]

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Seneca: A Life

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Seneca: A Life

Emily Wilson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Social & cultural history; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Philosopher, dramatist, rhetorician, Stoic and pragmatist, Seneca was one of the most contradictory figures in ancient Rome,... [more]

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For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia's Future

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For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia's Future

Bill Shorten

History; Political leaders & leadership

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In this thoughtful narrative, Bill Shorten provides a unique insight into how a Labor government will shape Australia's future... [more]

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How to Vote Progressive in Australia: Labor or Green?

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How to Vote Progressive in Australia: Labor or Green?

Dennis Altman, Sean Scalmer

History; Elections & referenda

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Red or Green? Traditionally, Australian progressives have supported the Australian Labor Party; increasingly, The Greens... [more]

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Daffodil: Biography of a Flower

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Daffodil: Biography of a Flower

Helen O'Neill

General & world history; Social & cultural history; Gardening

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A beautifully illustrated, visually lush and intriguing book about the world's most popular and most powerful flower. The... [more]

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Who Bombed the Hilton?

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Who Bombed the Hilton?

Rachel Landers

History; History: specific events & topics; Terrorist attack

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On 13 February 1978 a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in George Street, Sydney. [more]

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Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath

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Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath

Malcolm Lambert

History; Crusades; Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict; Advocate - History

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Malcolm Lambert's investigation of the medieval origins of crusade and jihad casts a clear light on their contemporary meanings... [more]

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Latin Inscriptions: Ancient Languages

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Latin Inscriptions: Ancient Languages

Dirk Booms

Language: history & general works; Writing systems, alphabets; History; European history; Classical history & classical civilisation

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Latin inscriptions can appear daunting - a jumble of letters without any structure or meaning. However, once you know how,... [more]

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The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government

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The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government...

Niki Savva

History; Political leaders & leadership; Central government

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Prominent political commentator, author and columnist for The Australian, Niki Savva, reveals the ruinous behaviour of former... [more]

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Invasion of Sydney: Fears and Counter-Measures of an Isolated Colony

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Invasion of Sydney: Fears and Counter-Measures of an Isolated Colony

Dean Boyce

History; Colonialism & imperialism

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Anxieties about foreign invasion were taken so seriously in colonial Sydney that glancing round the Harbour one still sees... [more]

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Quarterly Essay #61: Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal

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Quarterly Essay #61: Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal...

George Megalogenis

History; Politics & government; Political economy

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Malcolm Turnbull says we need to be agile citizens, and that there has never been a more exciting time to be an Australian.... [more]

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Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

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Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Ian McLean

Art of indigenous peoples; History

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Superbly illustrated, and rich in detail and critical analysis, this book provides the first full historical account of Indigenous... [more]

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This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

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This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

Jerry Brotton

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Islamic studies; International relations

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Shows how England's relations with the Muslim world were far more extensive, and often more amicable, than we have ever appreciated,... [more]

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