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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

Nicholas Shakespeare

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership; Advocate - History

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*** Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist ***`A gripping story... [more]

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Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

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Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society...

Hugh Mackay

History; Cultural studies; Social issues & processes; Advocate - Today's World

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A courageous and passionately argued treatise on how we harness the power of the new era to create a stronger, fairer society.... [more]

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The Year Everything Changed: 2001

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The Year Everything Changed: 2001

Phillipa McGuinness

History; Politics & government

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On New Year's Eve 2001, with her husband by her side, Phillipa McGuinness buried her son. They stood with a young priest in... [more]

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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

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Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

Antony Beevor

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain's Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic... [more]

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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

Jane Lydon, Lyndall Ryan

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Colonialism & imperialism; Indigenous peoples

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On the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre of 1838, acclaimed writers, historians, lawyers and artists explore the... [more]

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Quarterly Essay #69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia's Future

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Quarterly Essay #69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia's Future

Mark McKenna

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Politics & government

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In this inspiring essay, Mark McKenna considers the frontier, the Anzac legacy and deep time.  [more]

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

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Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography

Pramod Kapoor

Photographs: collections; Biography: historical, political & military; History; Political leaders & leadership

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<div><strong>A champion of civil rights and a leading light in India's struggle for independence, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi... [more]

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From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

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From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

Mark McKenna

History; Indigenous peoples

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Offers an imaginative and original new telling of modern Australia through the history and stories of ten places, all revisited... [more]

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China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors

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China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors

Kerry Brown

Politics & government; Economics; Investment & securities; International business

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Brings together the research of world-class commentators on China from across Europe to explore the policy aspects of the... [more]

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Party Time: Who Runs China and How

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Party Time: Who Runs China and How

Rowan Callick

History; Political ideologies; Political parties

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Who is running China? As the third generation since Mao takes charge, where does real power lie? In Party Time, Rowan Callick... [more]

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No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics

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No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics

Naomi Klein

Reportage & collected journalism; History; Political structures: democracy; Political control & freedoms; Political activism; Advocate - History

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Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge... [more]

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Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment

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Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment

Yanis Varoufakis

Political structures: democracy; Geopolitics; EU & European institutions; Business & Economics; International economics; Advocate - Economics & Business

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'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' (Guardian) -- The Sunday Times Number 1 BestsellerWhat happens when you... [more]

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Remaking the Middle East

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Remaking the Middle East

Anthony Bubalo

History; International relations; Advocate - History

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Not since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire has the Middle East been convulsed by so many events in such a short period of... [more]

$9.99

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Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

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Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Michelle Dean

Biography; Biography: literary; Literary studies: general; Gender studies: women; Advocate - Biography

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Sharp tells the riveting stories of the fiercely intelligent, glamorous and iconoclastic twentieth-century women who made... [more]

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The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

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The Husband Hunters: Social Climbing in London and New York

Anne de Courcy

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Cultural studies; Advocate - History

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A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy.... [more]

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Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring Stories from the New Generation of Australian Muslim Women

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Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring Stories from the New Generation of Australian...

Nadia Jamal

History; Islamic life & practice; Gender studies: women; Islamic studies; Advocate - Today's World

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Edge of Chaos

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Edge of Chaos

Dambisa Moyo

Peace studies & conflict resolution; Politics & government; Political structures: democracy; Geopolitics; Economic growth; Political economy; Advocate - Politics

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Edge of Chaos sets out the new political and economic challenges facing the world, and the specific, radical solutions needed... [more]

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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief...

Holly Tucker

Biography: general; True crime; History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Crime & criminology

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Appointed to conquer the crime capital of the world , the first Paris police chief faces an epidemic of murder. [more]

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Small Wrongs: How we really say sorry in love, life and law

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Small Wrongs: How we really say sorry in love, life and law

Kate Rossmanith

Memoirs; Penology & punishment; Health & Self-Help

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H is for Hawk meets Helen Garner: this fascinating memoir brings extraordinary insight to the huge topics of justice, love... [more]

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Sexts, Texts and Selfies: How to keep your children safe in the digital space

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Sexts, Texts and Selfies: How to keep your children safe in the digital...

Susan McLean

Bullying & anti-bullying strategies; Health & Self-Help

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Soon enough, every parent will have to discuss online safety with their... [more]

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Waiting for Elijah

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Waiting for Elijah

Kate Wild

Biography; True crime; Society & culture: general; Crime & criminology; Law & society

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In 2009, in the NSW country town of Armidale, a mentally ill young man is shot dead by a police officer. Senior Constable... [more]

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How We Desire

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How We Desire

Carolin Emcke

Society & Social Sciences; Cultural studies

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What if, instead of discovering our sexuality only once, during puberty, we discover it again later - and then again, after... [more]

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A Man Called Yarra

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A Man Called Yarra

Stan Yarramunua

Art & design styles: from c 1960; Individual artists, art monographs; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; History; Indigenous peoples

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I'm a Wathaurong man. I'm an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country. Stan Yarra Yarramunua... [more]

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Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

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Duterte Harry: Fire and Fury in the Philippines

Jonathan Miller

Biography; Political leaders & leadership

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Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines in 2016. In his first 18 months in office, 12,000 people were murdered... [more]

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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney: How Australia's Greatest Maritime Mystery Was Solved

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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney: How Australia's Greatest Maritime Mystery Was...

David L. Mearns

History; Maritime history; Second World War; Military & naval ships

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'We just found Sydney. We've got it. It's absolutely crystal clear. She's sitting upright in a small debris field. There's... [more]

$34.99

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