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Code Breakers: Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australia's Two Bletchley Parks

Code Breakers: Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australia’s Two Bletchley Parks

Craig Collie

The extraordinary untold story of the brilliant men who cracked the Japanese codes from Australia during World War II.At the height of World War II in the Pacific, two secret organisations existed in Australia to...

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 Special priceThe Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors

David George Haskell

The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers - trees.

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The Mighty West: the Bulldogs' Journey from Daydream Believers to Premiership Heroes

The Mighty West: the Bulldogs' Journey from Daydream Believers to Premiership Heroes

Kerrie Soraghan

In 2016 the Western Bulldogs stunned the AFL world by winning the Premiership - the club's first since 1954, and only its second ever. It was an unprecedented rise to success, capped by a stunning Grand Final victory that left...

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A Little History of Economics

A Little History of Economics

Niall Kishtainy

A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field

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The Greatest Story Ever Told...So Far

The Greatest Story Ever Told…So Far

Lawrence Krauss

New book by the bestselling author of A Universe From Nothing, award-winning physicist and public intellectual, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the scientific discoveries that see through the visible world and create...

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 Special price Read reviewA Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work

Bernadette Brennan

Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained...

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

e live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

The Art of Discarding: How to Get Rid of Clutter and Find Joy

Nagisa Tatsumi, Angus Turvill

The book that inspired Marie Kondo - and 2 million Japanese people to declutter their homes.

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The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race

The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race

David Marr

Pauline Hanson is not alone out there. A million votes are in play. Strategists in both Labor and the Coalition are asking, what can we give them? At stake are the progressive hopes of most Australians, hopes held hostage more...

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Just Cool It

Just Cool It

David Suzuki, Ian Hanington

A resounding post-Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offers a range of practical solutions - and above all, hope.Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced,...

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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis.

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Letters of Love

Letters of Love

Alannah & Madeline Foundation

To commemorate its 20th anniversary, the Alannah and Madeline Foundation will publish Letters of Love, aimed at sending love back into the community again.

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Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military

Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military

Mark Dapin

Acclaimed journalist, novelist and military historian Mark Dapin tells the personal, often extraordinary stories of Australia's Jewish servicemen and women. Over 7000 Jews from Australia - and overseas - have fought in the...

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 Special price Read reviewThey Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

They Cannot Take the Sky: Stories from Detention

Michael Green, Angelica Neville, André Dao, Dana Affleck, Sienna Merope

Revealing, moving and confronting accounts of the reality of life in mandatory detention by those who've experienced it.

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The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

Anders Rydell, Henning Koch

For readers of The Monuments Men and The Hare with Amber Eyes, the story of the Nazis' systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries, and the small team of heroic librarians now working to return the stolen books to...

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Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Havana: A Subtropical Delirium

Mark Kurlansky

A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence - a city that always surprises - Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansk

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The Honest History Book

The Honest History Book

David Stephens, Alison Broinowski

In Australia's rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia's history and identity?The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue...

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Prince A to Z: The Life of an Icon from Alphabet Street to Jay Z

Prince A to Z: The Life of an Icon from Alphabet Street to Jay Z

Steve Wide, Alice Oehr

This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A-Z, celebrates the many faces and facets of the legend that was Prince. From "Alphabet Street" (the first single off his iconic Lovesexy album) to Jay Z (Tidal being the only...

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