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Private Bill: In Love and War

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Private Bill: In Love and War

Barrie Cassidy

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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The private battles of Barrie Cassidy's father, who was a WW2 prisoner of war for 1500 days and his mother who, for many months... [more]

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More Decent Obsessions: The Small Things that Tell the Big Picture

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More Decent Obsessions: The Small Things that Tell the Big Picture

Bernard Salt

History; Cultural studies; Social issues & processes

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There's matters of fairness, of manners, of pleasures, of observation. [more]

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

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Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

Bettina Stangneth

Biography: historical, political & military; History; The Holocaust; War crimes

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A total re-assessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann that reveals his activities and notoriety amongst a global network of... [more]

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Best Australian Political Cartoons 2014

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Best Australian Political Cartoons 2014

Russ Radcliffe (ed)

Fiction & Literature; Politics & government; Cartoons & comic strips

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The year in politics as seen by Australia's funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists. [more]

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Triumph and Demise: The Broken Promise of a Labor Generation

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Triumph and Demise: The Broken Promise of a Labor Generation

Paul Kelly

History; Political leaders & leadership; Political parties

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Drawing on more than sixty on-the-record interviews with all the major players, Triumph and Demise is full of remarkable... [more]

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Adventures in Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case

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Adventures in Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case

James Ward

Social & cultural history; Society & Social Sciences

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We are surrounded by stationery: half-chewed Cristal Bics and bent paper clips, rubber bands to fiddle with or ping, blunt... [more]

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The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

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The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Boris Johnson

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Political leaders & leadership

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From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but... [more]

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Margaret and Gough: The Love Story That Shaped a Nation

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Margaret and Gough: The Love Story That Shaped a Nation

Susan Mitchell

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership

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This is the compelling story of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, his wife Margaret and their 70-year relationship personal... [more]

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Dangerous Allies

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Dangerous Allies

Malcolm Fraser

History; Treaties & other sources of international law

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Australia has always been reliant on 'great and powerful friends' for its sense of national security and for direction on... [more]

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Quartley Essay #56: Guy Rundle on Clive Palmer

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Quartley Essay #56: Guy Rundle on Clive Palmer

Guy Rundle

History; Political leaders & leadership; Political parties

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Guy Rundle on Clive Palmer and the Palmer United Party. Clive Palmer is the wildcard of Australian politics. [more]

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The Wife Drought: Why Women Need Wives, and Men Need Lives

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The Wife Drought: Why Women Need Wives, and Men Need Lives

Annabel Crabb

History; Gender studies: women; Sociology: family & relationships

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Crabb's call is for a ceasefire in the gender wars.  Rather than a shout of rage, The Wife Drought is the thoughtful,... [more]

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Agincourt: My Family, the Battle, and the Fight for France

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Agincourt: My Family, the Battle, and the Fight for France

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

History; European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Military history; Battles & campaigns

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With fascinating detail on the battle plans, weaponry and human drama of Agincourt, this is a gripping evocation of a historical... [more]

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The Rich: From Slaves to Super Yachts - A 2,000 Year History

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The Rich: From Slaves to Super Yachts - A 2,000 Year History

John Kampfner

History; Social & cultural history; Social classes

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From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Richis the fascinating history of how economic elites from... [more]

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Ned Kelly Under the Microscope: Solving the Forensic Mystery of Ned Kelly's Remains

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Ned Kelly Under the Microscope: Solving the Forensic Mystery of Ned Kelly's...

Craig Cormick

History; Forensic science

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Tells the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of the science used in analysing Ned Kelly's remains. [more]

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Quarterly Essay #55: A Rightful Place - Race, Recognition and a More Complete Commonwealth

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Quarterly Essay #55: A Rightful Place - Race, Recognition and a More Complete...

Noel Pearson

History; Indigenous peoples; Constitution: government & the state; Civil rights & citizenship

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Over the next two years, Australians will decide if and how Aboriginal people will be recognised in the Constitution. Professor... [more]

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

General & world history; History of ideas; Mathematics & Sciences; Popular science

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How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and... [more]

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Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

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Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature

Robert Darnton

Social & cultural history; Ethical issues: censorship; Freedom of information & freedom of speech

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A fresh perspective on censorship emerges in this elegant history by a superb conjurer of the past. A fresh perspective on... [more]

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Australia on Horseback: The Story of the Horse and the Making of a Nation

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Australia on Horseback: The Story of the Horse and the Making of a Nation...

Cameron Forbes

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history; Animals & society; Horses & ponies

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One of Australia's most respected history writers is back with a book that looks at the role of the horse in all aspects of... [more]

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Gallipoli

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Gallipoli

Peter FitzSimons

History; European history; Australasian & Pacific history; First World War; Battles & campaigns

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On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain... [more]

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Stand and Deliver: Celebrating 50 Years of the National Press Club of Australia

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Stand and Deliver: Celebrating 50 Years of the National Press Club of Australia...

Steve Lewis

History; Media studies; Social groups: clubs & societies

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For the past half century, the National Press Club has stood at the centre of political and social debate in Australia. Leaders... [more]

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Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible, True Story of Louisa Collins

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Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible, True Story of Louisa Collins

Caroline Overington

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Gender studies: women; Human rights

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One woman. Two husbands. Four trials. One bloody execution. The last woman hanged in NSW. [more]

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Old Law, New Law: A Second Australian Legal Miscellany

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Old Law, New Law: A Second Australian Legal Miscellany

Keith Mason

Law & society; Legal history

Hardback

Old Law, New Law follows the author's Lawyers Then and Now in offering a miscellany of genuine legal stories drawn from Australian... [more]

$59.95

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A Food Lover's Pilgrimage to France

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A Food Lover's Pilgrimage to France

Dee Nolan

Memoirs; Food & society; Travel & holiday; Travel writing

Hardback

This captivating book unearths numerous treasures in the French countryside, from exquisite Romanesque churches to world-renowned... [more]

$79.99

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The Woman Who Would Be King

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The Woman Who Would Be King

Kara Cooney

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Gender studies: women

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An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power... [more]

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Cities That Shaped the Ancient World

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Cities That Shaped the Ancient World

Margarete Van Ess

History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Social & cultural history; Urban communities

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From the worlds first true cities, in Mesopotamia, to the spectacular urban centres of the Maya in Central America, the places... [more]

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