Father's Day gift ideas: Politics, history and cultural studies

 Special price Read reviewSalt: Selected Stories and Essays

Salt: Selected Stories and Essays

Bruce Pascoe

A collection of stories and essays by the award-winning author of Dark Emu, showcasing his shimmering genius across a lifetime of work.

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 Read reviewA Wunch of Bankers

A Wunch of Bankers

Daniel Ziffer

For Daniel Ziffer and his Australia-wide audience, it was a complicated, galling, and gasp-inducing year at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

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 Special priceArab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity

Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity

Randa Abdel-Fattah, Sara Saleh

An anthology that aims to smash the stereotypes of Arabs in Australia that too often proliferate in mainstream media.

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 Read reviewBowraville

Bowraville

Dan Box

From the creator of the Walkley Award-winning podcast comes the story of a small Australian town, the murders of three children and a desperate fight for justice.

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Plots and Prayers

Plots and Prayers

Niki Savva

In an enthralling sequel to her bestselling The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva reveals the inside story of eight days of madness that cast a Liberal prime minister and his party into the outer darkness of Australian politics.

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 Read reviewSee What You Made Me Do

See What You Made Me Do

Jess Hill

Combining exhaustive research with riveting storytelling, See What You Made Me Do dismantles the flawed logic of victim-blaming and challenges everything you thought you knew about domestic and family violence.

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Gun Control: What Australia Got Right (and wrong)

Gun Control: What Australia Got Right (and wrong)

Tom Frame

In the aftermath of the Port Arthur massacre of April 1996, John Howard moved swiftly to revolutionise Australia's gun control laws. Gun Control draws on interviews with those who supported and opposed the new laws, and asks...

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Banking Bad

Banking Bad

Adele Ferguson

How corporate greed broke our trust and failed Australia.

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Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland

Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland

Joe Gorman

Journalist Joe Gorman chronicles a tale of loss and rebirth - from the decline of the Brisbane Rugby League competition and North Queensland's Foley Shield to the extraordinary rise of the Broncos and the Cowboys in the NRL. This...

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Major Thomas

Major Thomas

Greg Growden

Major Thomas had been a pillar of his community. He was a published poet, newspaper proprietor, lawyer and decorated soldier, but defending Breaker Morant became the defining episode of his life. For more than a century he has...

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James Hardy Vaux's 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang

James Hardy Vaux’s 1819 Dictionary of Criminal Slang

Simon Barnard

From the award-winning author and illustrator Simon Barnard comes an embellished version of Australia's first ever dictionary, published on its 200-year anniversary

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 Read reviewWomen, Men and the Whole Damn Thing

Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing

David Leser

In this essential and incisive investigation, Leser unearths the roots of misogyny, its inextricable links to the patriarchy and how history brought us to the #Metoo movement and the wave of incandescent female rage that is...

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Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs

Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs

Antony Loewenstein

Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why.

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Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping

Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping

Roger Faligot

Are the Chinese secret services now the most powerful in the world? After a long investigation into Beijing's intelligence services and the backrooms of international politics, journalist Roger Faligot may have found the answer.

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Song Spirals: Sharing Women's Wisdom of Country Through Songlines

Song Spirals: Sharing Women’s Wisdom of Country Through Songlines

Gay'wu Group of Women

Songspirals is a rare opportunity for outsiders to experience Aboriginal women's role in crying the songlines in a very authentic and direct form. 

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Dark Emu (New Edition)

Dark Emu (New Edition)

Bruce Pascoe

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

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The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy

A. C. Grayling

The first truly authoritative and accessible history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions.

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Troll Hunting

Troll Hunting

Ginger Gorman

Topical and gripping, Troll Hunting is an extraordinary first-person investigation of a disturbing new online reality that goes well beyond cyberbullying

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 Read reviewFrom Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

Judith Brett

Lively and inspiring, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a landmark account of the character of Australian democracy by the celebrated historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of Alfred Deakin.  

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Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Mark Manson

From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F∗ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

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 Read reviewThe Wooleen Way

The Wooleen Way

David Pollock

A remarkable memoir detailing a heroic and unswerving commitment to renew the severely degraded land on Wooleen, a massive pastoral property in Western Australia's southern rangelands.

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