Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott
Quarterly Essay is a trailblazing Australian journal of politics and culture. Each issue contains a single essay written at a length of about 25,000 words, followed by correspondence on previous essays.
Australians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch. But scratch the surface and you'll uncover an extraordinary level of panic -- about politics, art, sexuality, drugs, boat people, protest, religion and terror. Through it...
Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd
This irreverent, controversial account is a ground-breaking, in-depth profile that traces Rudd's years in Queensland, in China, in opposition and finally in government. Based on extensive research, observation and interviewing, it...
His Master’s Voice: Public Debate in Howard’s Australia
John Howard has the loudest voice in Australia. He has cowed his critis, muffled the press, intimidated the ABC, gagged scientists, silenced NGOs, censored the arts, prosecutred leakers, criminalised protest and shut down...
The Henson Case
Examines the pornography/art debate with exclusive interviews with Bill Henson, members of the NSW police force, child abuse campaigners and important figures in the Australian arts scene. Contains prints of the controversial...
Dark Victory: How a Government Lied Its Way to Political Triumph
They put lives at risk. They twisted the law. They drew the military into the heart of an election campaign. They muzzled the press. They misused intelligence services, defied the United Nations, antagonised Indonesia and bribed...
Patrick White: A life
A biography of Patrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, author of a dozen novels and many other books, a spokesman for (and against) an Australia he both hated and loved. The author secured White's co-operation in...
Patrick White: Letters
"Letters are the devil, and I always hope that any I have
written have been destroyed."—Patrick White
Patrick White spent his whole life writing letters. He wanted them
all burnt, but thousands survive to reveal...
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