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The Idea of Home

The Idea of Home

Geraldine Brooks

Prose: non-fiction; History; Politics & government

Paperback

For The Boyer Lecture 2011, best-selling author and journalist Geraldine Brooks tackles the topic of At Home in the World.... [more]

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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson...

Hunter S. Thompson

Diaries, letters & journals; Society & Social Sciences

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This definitive, hand-picked selection of Thompson's finest pieces ever published in Rolling Stone showcases the evolution... [more]

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Kiev 1941: Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East

Kiev 1941: Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East

David Stahel

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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A 2011 account of one of the largest battles of World War II and its place in Germany's Eastern campaign. [more]

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Panic

Panic

David Marr

Literary essays; History; Cultural studies; Sociology; Politics & government

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Australians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch. But scratch the surface and you'll uncover an extraordinary level... [more]

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The Complete Record Cover Collection

The Complete Record Cover Collection

Robert Crumb

The Arts: General & Reference; Art & design styles: from c 1960; Decorative arts; Music; Society & Social Sciences

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A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music. [more]

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Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball: The Best of Joe Bageant

Waltzing at the Doomsday Ball: The Best of Joe Bageant

Ken Smith

Literary essays; Society & Social Sciences; Social issues & processes; Social classes; Politics & government

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'I'm so damn average that what I write resonates with people', Joe Bageant said in explaining how he gained a global following... [more]

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Reluctant Democrat: Sir William Denison in Australia 1847-1861

Reluctant Democrat: Sir William Denison in Australia 1847-1861

J. M. Bennett

Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Public administration; Jurisprudence & general issues; Systems of law

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Aristocrat by birth, autocrat by nature, and officer of the Royal Engineers by training, Sir William Denison became a Governor... [more]

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The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection...

Judith Flanders

Biography; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Crime & criminology

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'We are a trading community, a commercial people. Murder is doubtless a very shocking offence, nevertheless as what is done... [more]

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Desert Boys: Australians at War from Beersheba to Tobruk and El Alamein

Desert Boys: Australians at War from Beersheba to Tobruk and El Alamein...

Peter Rees

History; Military history; First World War; Second World War; Warfare & defence; Battles & campaigns

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The Australians and New Zealanders fought with great distinction in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East in the... [more]

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Looking for the Light on the Hill

Looking for the Light on the Hill

Troy Bramston

History; Political parties

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Today, despite being in government, Labor is in crisis. Reduced to minority government after just one term and tanking in... [more]

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Wide Open Road: The Story of Cars in Australia

Wide Open Road: The Story of Cars in Australia

Tony Davis

History; Social & cultural history; Popular culture; Road & motor vehicles: general interest; Motor cars: general interest

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It was love at first sight when horseless carriages began smoking and spluttering across the dirt and dust of 19th century... [more]

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Hiroshima Nagasaki

Hiroshima Nagasaki

Paul Ham

History; Military history; Second World War; Nuclear weapons

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Japan 1945. In one of the defining moments of twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic... [more]

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When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921

When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation...

Charles Townshend

History; Middle Eastern history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; Battles & campaigns

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Charts Britain's path from one of its worst military disasters to extraordinary success with largely unintended consequences,... [more]

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The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I

The Queen's Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I

John Cooper, MANLEY

History; British & Irish history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Espionage & secret services

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Queen Elizabeth's Secretary, Francis Walsingham, was prepared to do whatever it took to protect her. He ran a network of agents... [more]

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Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia

Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia

Luke Harding

History; Politics & government

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Offers an account of the insidious methods used by a resurgent Kremlin against its so-called enemies - human rights workers,... [more]

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Anzacs on the Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide

Anzacs on the Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide...

Peter Pedersen, Chris Roberts

History; First World War; Land forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

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A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of... [more]

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The Best Australian Essays 2011

The Best Australian Essays 2011

Ramona Koval

Literary essays; Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Society & Social Sciences; Society & culture: general; Politics & government

Paperback

This is a collection that takes the pulse of the nation's writers and thinkers. [more]

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The Sweet Spot: How Australia Made Its Own Luck - and Could Now Throw it All Away

The Sweet Spot: How Australia Made Its Own Luck - and Could Now Throw it...

Peter Hartcher

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Popular culture; Sociology; Politics & government; Economics; Economic history; Business & management

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Australia is an international success story, but can it stay on top? The Sweet Spot takes a provocative look at how Australia... [more]

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Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple-personality Case

Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple-personality...

Debbie Nathan

Biography: general; Popular culture; Hoaxes & deceptions; Psychology; Psychiatry; Coping with anxiety & phobias

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The true story of the three women behind Sybil, the international bestseller and smash hit movie. [more]

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Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII

Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII

Nicholas Rankin

Biography; British & Irish history; Second World War; Special & elite forces; Military intelligence

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In 1942, Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fleming was personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence - the dynamic figure... [more]

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Citizen Sailors: The Royal Navy in the Second World War

Citizen Sailors: The Royal Navy in the Second World War

Glyn Prysor

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare

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Seen through the eyes of sailors themselves, this title gives an account of life in the wartime Royal Navy: humanity and horror,... [more]

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The Gentry: Stories of the English

The Gentry: Stories of the English

Adam Nicolson

Biography: general; History; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Social classes

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Prize-winning author Adam Nicolson tells the story he was born to write - the real story of England. It is the gentry that... [more]

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Dirty Money: The True Cost of Australia's Mineral Boom

Dirty Money: The True Cost of Australia's Mineral Boom

Matthew Benns

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Society & culture: general; Business & Economics; Mining industry; Pollution & threats to the environment; Social impact of environmental issues

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They put the boys into the Anvil mining truck. They came for my dad. I asked them 'where are you taking him?' and they didn't... [more]

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Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-44

Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-44

Anna Reid

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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The siege of Leningrad is one of the great stories of extraordinary and heroic endurance in World War II [more]

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Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler

Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler

Gerrard Williams, Simon Dunstan

History; Second World War; Conspiracy theories

Hardback

Did Hitler (code name 'Grey Wolf') really die in 1945? When Truman asked Stalin in 1945 whether Hitler was dead, Stalin replied... [more]

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