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The Farm

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The Farm

Joanne Ramos

Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Sociology: family & relationships; Psychology

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Life is a lucrative business, as long as you play by the rules...<br /><br... [more]

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#Metoo: Stories from the Australian Movement

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#Metoo: Stories from the Australian Movement

Miriam Sved, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-yu

Anthologies (non-poetry); Society & Social Sciences; Political activism

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Movement. Moment. Backlash. Tide. Presenting the first anthology charting the #MeToo movement in Australia full of real women's... [more]

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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

Serhii Plokhy

History; European history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Social impact of disasters; Nuclear issues

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On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history- the explosion of a reactor at the... [more]

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Queens of the Kingdom: The Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

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Queens of the Kingdom: The Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

Nicola Sutcliff

History; Gender studies: women

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An authentic and eye-opening collection of interviews with 30 women from all walks of life in Saudi Arabia. At a time when... [more]

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White

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White

Bret Easton Ellis

Biography; Literary essays; Popular culture; Political correctness

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Combining personal reflection and social observation, White is the first work of nonfiction work from Bret Easton Ellis, the... [more]

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Growing Up African in Australia

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Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Anthologies (non-poetry); History; Black & Asian studies

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People of African descent have been in Australia for at least 200 years, yet their stories are largely missing from Australian... [more]

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The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914

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The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860-1914

Donald Sassoon

General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Globalization; Business & Economics; Economic systems & structures; Economic history

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Capitalism has co-existed with many different kinds of states, from Victorian Britain to republican France and confederate... [more]

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Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation:  Quarterly Essay 73

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Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation: Quarterly Essay 73

Rebecca Huntley

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government

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What do Australians want most from their next government? In this vivid, grounded, surprising essay, Rebecca Huntley listens... [more]

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Zealot: A book about cults

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Zealot: A book about cults

Jo Thornely

True crime; Religion & beliefs; Christianity; Christian & quasi-Christian cults & sects; Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects; Religious groups: social & cultural aspects

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Based on the popular Australian podcast ZEALOT, this is a comprehensive look at cults around the world and why people are... [more]

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The Battle for Sky: The Murdochs, Disney, Comcast and the Future of Entertainment

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The Battle for Sky: The Murdochs, Disney, Comcast and the Future of Entertainment...

Christopher Williams

Society & Social Sciences; Entrepreneurship; Ownership & organisation of enterprises; Media, information & communication industries

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From perilous early years through clashes with the BBC and BT, not to mention the News Corporation bid for full control that... [more]

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

Social & cultural history; Philosophy; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas

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An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures [more]

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

David Graeber

Sociology: work & labour; Social & cultural anthropology; Business & Economics; Labour economics; Working patterns & practices; Advice on careers & achieving success

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Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working... [more]

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Australasian & Pacific history; Politics & government; Political leaders & leadership

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A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister. [more]

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Candidates Disease: The Minor Party Epidemic That Almost Saved Our Democracy

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Candidates Disease: The Minor Party Epidemic That Almost Saved Our Democracy...

Peter Breen

Regional studies; History; Politics & government

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A serial candidate for election to state and federal parliaments for nearly 50 years, Peter Breen looks back on a political... [more]

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Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

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Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

Stephen Fry

Poetry by individual poets; Myth & legend told as fiction; History; Religion & beliefs; Folklore, myths & legends

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Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted... [more]

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The Getting of Garlic: Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant, with Recipes Old and New

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The Getting of Garlic: Australian Food from Bland to Brilliant, with Recipes...

John Newton

History; Food & society; National & regional cuisine

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This brilliant, thought-provoking book charts the food eaten by the colonists onwards. [more]

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Secret Service Brainteasers: Over 100 Codebreaking Puzzles Inspired by Britain's Espionage Masterminds

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Secret Service Brainteasers: Over 100 Codebreaking Puzzles Inspired by Britain's...

Sinclair McKay

Espionage & secret services; Hobbies, quizzes & games; Trivia & quiz question books

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Pit your wits against the greatest minds of our time with brain bogglers, puzzles and hidden codes inspired by the secret... [more]

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Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear Tests in Outer Space

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Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear...

Mark Wolverton

History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Weapons & equipment; Nuclear weapons; Mathematics & Sciences

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Last September the United States drew a thin curtain of radiation around the earth . . . the feat was regarded by some of... [more]

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The Briefing

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The Briefing

Sean Spicer

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; Political campaigning & advertising

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The Briefing taps into Spicer's first-hand experience in the front row of the Trump campaign and presidency, shedding new... [more]

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Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

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Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

Bruce Pascoe

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history; Indigenous peoples; Economic history

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Contradicts the conventional wisdom that native peoples were primitive hunter-gatherers [more]

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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence...

Ronan Farrow

History; International relations; Defence strategy, planning & research

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A book for anyone interested to know more about how the world really works by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow.<br... [more]

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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy

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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy

Jennifer Rayner

Society & Social Sciences; Social issues & processes; Sociology: work & labour

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Jennifer Rayner knows a thing or two about blue-collar blokes. Her brother, her dad and her grandfather all make a living... [more]

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Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

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Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia

Billy Griffiths

History; Cultural studies; Indigenous peoples

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'People would have known about Australia before they saw it. Smoke billowing above the sea spoke of a land that lay beyond... [more]

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Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

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Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

Christopher Lawrence

Music; Western "classical" music; Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830); 20th century & contemporary classical music; Popular culture

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Love-crazed geniuses, a killer soundtrack and a garnish of imagined pillow talk - here are the real love stories of the great... [more]

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The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

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The Battle Within: POWs in postwar Australia

Christina Twomey

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Second World War; Military veterans

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Follows the stories of 15,000 Australian prisoners of war from the moment they were released by the Japanese at the end of... [more]

$39.99

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