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Quarterly Essay #72: Net Loss: The Inner Life in the Digital Age

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Quarterly Essay #72: Net Loss: The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Sebastian Smee

History; Philosophy; Society & culture: general

Paperback

We live in an age of constant distraction. Is there a price to pay for this? [more]

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The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

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The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

Peter Frankopan

History; General & world history; Comparative politics; Advocate - History

Paperback

From the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads `Masterly mapping out of a new world... [more]

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Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb

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Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb

Peter Watson

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; History: specific events & topics; Nuclear weapons

Paperback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Robert Dallek

Biography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is a towering figure in twentieth-century history. A masterful politician who would win an unprecedented... [more]

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Seize the Fire: Three Speeches

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Seize the Fire: Three Speeches

Richard Flanagan

Social & cultural history; Politics & government

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Australia is not a fixed entity, a collection of outdated bigotries and reactionary credos, but rather an invitation to dream,... [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 Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben Macintyre

Biography: historical, political & military; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; The Cold War; Military history; Espionage & secret services

Paperback

The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless... [more]

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Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper

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Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper

Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Memoirs; History; European history; Second World War; Special & elite forces

Paperback

First-person account written by one World War II's top ten snipers [more]

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Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

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Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Camilla Nelson, Rachel Robertson

Prose: non-fiction; Society & Social Sciences

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What's behind the rise of the mummy bullies?<br /><br />Coerced by the media,... [more]

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Boys Will be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and the Toxic Bonds of Mateship

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Boys Will be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and the Toxic Bonds of Mateship

Clementine Ford

Society & Social Sciences; Violence in society; Gender studies: men

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'Everyone's afraid that their daughters might be hurt. No one seems to be scared that their sons might be the ones to do it...... [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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Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

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Memento Mori: What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

Peter Jones

History; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Psychology of ageing; Advocate - History

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A revealing and entertaining guide to how the Romans confronted their own mortality and the problems of old age, from the... [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

Paperback

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

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Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict That Made the Modern World

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Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict...

Andrew Lambert

History; General & world history; Military history; Political science & theory; Naval forces & warfare; Economic history

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One of the most eminent historians of our age investigates the extraordinary success of five small maritime states [more]

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Becoming

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Becoming

Michelle Obama

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Memoirs; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Gender studies: women; Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies

Hardback

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. [more]

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The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

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The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

Chloe Hooper

Biography; True crime; Crime & criminology; Criminal or forensic psychology

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On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria&rsquo;s Latrobe... [more]

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

Classical history & classical civilisation; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Society & Social Sciences; Social & cultural anthropology

Paperback

**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons... [more]

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Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

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Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

James Holland

History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

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It took one week for the Allies to ensure control of the war in the air. Officially known as Operation Argument, the third... [more]

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Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities

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Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities

Eric Kaufmann

Society & Social Sciences; Cultural studies; Migration, immigration & emigration; Ethnic studies; Comparative politics; Political structures: democracy; Advocate - Today's World

Hardback

Across the West, anti-immigration populists are tearing a path through the usual politics of left and right. Immigration is... [more]

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Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime

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Murder by the Book: A Sensational Chapter in Victorian Crime

Claire Harman

Biography; True crime; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Violence in society

Hardback

In a spring morning in 1840, on an ultra-respectable Mayfair street, a household of servants awoke to discover that their... [more]

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The Briefing

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The Briefing

Sean Spicer

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

Paperback

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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My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

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My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

David Marr

Memoirs; Society & culture: general; Politics & government

Hardback

David Marr is the rarest of breeds: one of Australia&rsquo;s most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy,... [more]

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Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another's Misfortune

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Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another's Misfortune

Tiffany Watt Smith

Fiction & Literature; Psychology: emotions; Gift books; Advocate - Today's World

Hardback

'Nothing makes the world gleam like bad people getting the fate they deserve. For one glorious moment, the stars align, the... [more]

$24.99

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For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

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For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

Craig Blanch, Aaron Pegram

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Military history; Memorials & rolls of honour

Hardback

For Valour tells the remarkable stories of the 100  Australians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional acts... [more]

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After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

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After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet...

Julie Dobrow

Biography; Biography: general; Biography: literary; Gender studies: women

Hardback

The untold story of the mother and daughter who opened the door to Emily Dickinson's poetry. [more]

$39.95

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