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The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator

The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator

Timothy Winegard

The surprising true story of how the course of human history was redirected, time and again, by the pesky mosquito.

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I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution

Emily Nussbaum

From The New Yorker's fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch.    

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One More Croissant for the Road

One More Croissant for the Road

Felicity Cloake

`Joyful, life-affirming, greedy. I loved it' - DIANA HENRY `Whether you are an avid cyclist, a Francophile, a greedy gut, or simply an appreciator of impeccable writing - this book will get...

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Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

Sady Doyle

The Female Monster is alive and well in the pop-cultural imagination. What does she tell us about ourselves and how we live today?Share this

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 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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First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

Habiburahman, Sophie Ansel

For the first time, a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people

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Paris and Other Disappointments

Paris and Other Disappointments

Adam Rozenbachs

A memoir about family, travel and why the Eiffel Tower is a real letdown in person, based on the sold-out Comedy Festival show.

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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity.

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Surf by Day, Jam by Night

Surf by Day, Jam by Night

Ash Grunwald

Surf by Day, Jam by Night takes you inside the hearts and minds of some of the most iconic surfing musicians and musical surfers of our time including Kelly Slater, Stephanie Gilmore, Jack Johnson and Pete Murray.

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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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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children’s Picture Books

Clare Pollard

Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.

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India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765

India in the Persianate Age: 1000-1765

Richard M. Eaton

Richard M. Eaton's wonderful new book tells this extraordinary story with relish and originality. His major theme is the rise of 'Persianate' culture - a many-faceted transregional world informed and stabilized by a canon of texts...

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Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome

Infamy: The Crimes of Ancient Rome

Jerry Toner

Meet a gallery of villains, high and low. Discover the problems that most exercised its long-suffering citizens. Explore the temptations of excess and find out what desperation can make a pleb do. What do we see when we look at...

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 Special priceHalliday Wine Companion 2020

Halliday Wine Companion 2020

James Halliday

The annual bible for lovers of Australian wine, detailing the best wineries and vintages of the key regions.

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Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs and Trolls

Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs and Trolls

Carrie Goldberg, Jeannine Amber

Nobody's Victim is an unflinching look at a hidden world most people don't know exists - one of stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence, online and off - and the incredible story of how one lawyer, determined to fight back,...

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The Messenger

The Messenger

Shiv Malik

The Messenger tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two men looking to change the world - a repentant jihadist and an idealistic journalist.

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 Read reviewThree Women

Three Women

Lisa Taddeo

All Lina ever wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her? All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and...

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The Art of Growing Up

The Art of Growing Up

John Marsden

A manifesto on all aspects of growing up - from parenting and education to the role of literature and imagination - by one of Australia's most passionate and experienced educators and bestselling authors.

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The Bad Boy of Athens: Classics from the Greeks to Game of Thrones

The Bad Boy of Athens: Classics from the Greeks to Game of Thrones

Daniel Mendelsohn

`Mendelsohn takes the classical costumes off figures like Virgil and Sappho, Homer and Horace ... He writes about things so clearly they come to feel like some of the most important things you have ever been told.' Sebastian...

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Period Power

Period Power

Maisie Hill

A profound and practical blueprint for aligning daily life with your menstrual cycle.

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Shame On Me

Shame On Me

Tessa McWatt

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Trinity

Trinity

Frank Close

A thrilling new history of the most damaging nuclear spy ever to undermine the West, by an important scientific practitioner.

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Yemen in Crisis: The Road to War

Yemen in Crisis: The Road to War

Helen Lackner

Expert analysis of Yemen's social and political crisis, with profound implications for the fate of the Arab World

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What Do We Need Men for?: A Modest Proposal

What Do We Need Men for?: A Modest Proposal

E. Jean Carroll

A darkly funny and very personal attempt to answer the question by America's longest running advice columnist.

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Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Brene Brown

Research professor and TED talk phenomenon Dr Brené Brown reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.

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Hard Pushed: A Midwife's Story

Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story

Leah Hazard

Star, birthing in a room heady with essential oils and love until an enemy intrudes and Pei Hsuan, who has carried her tale of exploitation and endurance thousands of miles to somehow find herself at the open door of Leah's ward.

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America's Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Steven M. Gillon

Through the lens of their decades-long friendship, the noted historian and New York Times-bestselling author examines John F. Kennedy Jr.'s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died.

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Syria's Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope

Syria’s Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope

Mike Thomson

The extraordinary story of how the besieged and half-starved Syrian town of Darayya is drawing hope and inspiration from its secret underground library.

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Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

Andrew Ross

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Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends

Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends

Alberto Manguel

An original look at how literary characters can transcend their books to guide our lives, by one of the world's most eminent bibliophiles

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The Good Fat Guide

The Good Fat Guide

David Gillespie

Fully revised and updated edition of David's bestselling Toxic Oil (2013), featuring the latest scientific research, a comprehensive product directory and 40 recipes.

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The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Daniel R. Altschuler, Fernando J. Ballesteros

Of the 1586 lunar craters that have been named to honor scientists and philosophers, only 28 honor a woman. Who were these women? This book recounts their exemplary lives and inspiring achievements. Along the way, the book...

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Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Aaron Bastani

A different kind of politics for a new kind of society - beyond work, scarcity and capitalism

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Greetings from Bury Park

Greetings from Bury Park

Sarfraz Manzoor

Original, darkly tender and wryly amusing, this is an inspiring tribute to the power of music to transcend race and religion and a moving account of a relationship between father and son

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Tyrannical Minds

Tyrannical Minds

Dean A. Haycock

An incisive examination into the pairing of psychology and situation that creates despotic leaders from the author of Murderous Minds.

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The Men on Magic Carpets

The Men on Magic Carpets

Ed Hawkins

Imagine you are a professional footballer, golfer or athlete. Now imagine you are that professional sportsman or sportswoman but -- using no more than the power of your own mind -- you can make yourself bigger, faster, more...

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Dear Dad

Dear Dad

Samuel Johnson

From the team who gave you the bestselling DEAR SANTA comes an honest, moving, emotionally memorable collection of letters to their fathers from some of Australia's most notable notables. The perfect gift for the dad in your...

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Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11

Mitchell Zuckoff

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER `The farewell calls from the planes... the mounting terror of air traffic control... the mothers who knew they were witnessing their loved ones perish... From...

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My Friend Anna

My Friend Anna

Rachel DeLoache Williams

How does it feel to be betrayed by your closest friend? A close friend who turns out to be the most prolific grifter in New York City...

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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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Dope World: Adventures in Drug Lands

Dope World: Adventures in Drug Lands

Niko Vorobyov

a definitive and global exploration into the war on drugs and the effect it's having on humanity

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs

A Dream About Lightning Bugs

Ben Folds

From genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir reflecting on art, life and music that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult classic songs.

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Australian Foreign Affairs, Issue 6: Our Sphere of Influence: Rivalry in the Pacific

Australian Foreign Affairs, Issue 6: Our Sphere of Influence: Rivalry in the Pacific

Jonathan Pearlman

The sixth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia's struggle to retain influence among its Pacific island neighbours as foreign powers play a greater role and as small nations brace for the...

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Psychedelic Apes

Psychedelic Apes

Alex Boese

A collection of the weirdest and wackiest theories from science and history by bestselling author of Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese.

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The New Manhood: Love, Freedom, Spirit and the New Masculinity

The New Manhood: Love, Freedom, Spirit and the New Masculinity

Steve Biddulph

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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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La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World

La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World

Dianne Hales

A charming narrative and pop historical look into how Italy has shaped the Western world's most vibrant passions, from literature to love, music to art, food to wine --

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The Bastard Brigade

The Bastard Brigade

Sam Kean

New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean tells the incredible story of how a renegade group of spies kept Hitler from obtaining his ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb.

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What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds

What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds

Raegan Moya-Jones

Full of interesting and creative activities for children and young people aged 5-19 with dyslexia, this book is an essential guide for teachers and parents. Focusing on practical and accessible projects, the guide will cover key...

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Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short

Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short

William D. Cohan

A powerful portrait of the lives of four boarding-school graduates who died too young, John F. Kennedy Jr. among them, by their fellow Andover classmate, the New York Times bestselling author William D. Cohan.

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King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

Philip Mansel

The first full biography of the great Sun King of France since 1999, including recent discoveries and situating Louis XIV in a broader European context.

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101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

Kathryn Kellogg

Minimalism meets DIY in an accessible guide to household waste reduction.

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Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History's Vandals

Portraits Destroyed: Power, Ego and History’s Vandals

Julie Cotter

Join respected art historian Dr Julie Cotter as she journeys through eras, continents and regimes to examine the extraordinary stories of Portraits Destroyed.

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No Visible Bruises

No Visible Bruises

Rachel Louise Snyder

An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. 

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Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

Perfect Motion: How walking makes us wiser

Jono Lineen

Since our first ancestor rose up to place one foot in front of another, our desire to walk has produced fundamental changes in our bodies and minds.

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The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860--1914

The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860–1914

Donald Sassoon

The long-awaited magnum opus of one of Britain's most wide-ranging historians.

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Hey! Listen!

Hey! Listen!

Steve McNeil, Dara O Briain

A history of the golden period of video games written by comedian and Twitch streaming legend Steve McNeil

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Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

James Lovelock

A new look at life on Earth by the great scientific visionary of our age.

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Travels in Atomic Sunshine

Travels in Atomic Sunshine

Robin Gerster

In February 1946, the Australians of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force moved into western Japan to 'demilitarise and democratise' the atom-bombed backwater of Hiroshima Prefecture. For over six years, up to 20,000...

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The End of Forgetting

The End of Forgetting

Kate Eichhorn

Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, our younger selves have been captured and preserved online. But what happens, Kate Eichhorn asks, when we can't leave our most embarrassing moments behind? Rather than a childhood cut short by a...

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The Letters of Paul Cezanne

The Letters of Paul Cezanne

Alex Danchev

A translation of the correspondence of Paul Cezanne, known as the father of modern art. This book paints a picture of Cezanne as a singular thinker and an uncompromising seeker after artistic truth qualities that shine through in...

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Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It

Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

An extraordinary journey through the history of the human imagination, from the dawn of civilization to the present day

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The Russia Anxiety: And How History Can Resolve It

The Russia Anxiety: And How History Can Resolve It

Mark B. Smith

We can all treat history with more respect. If we do, we might find that the cure for the Russia Anxiety is within reach . . .

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The Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System

The Secret Lives of Planets: A User’s Guide to the Solar System

Paul Murdin

An inside guide by astronomer Paul Murdin revealing everything you need to know about the planets, their satellites and our place in the solar system.

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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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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

Andrew Blum

A gripping account of the ingenious minds who gathered together the greatest technological inventions of our species to create a machine that can see into our planet's future with astonishing accuracy

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The Ungrateful Refugee

The Ungrateful Refugee

Dina Nayeri

A timely, provocative and agenda-setting examination of the refugee experience

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The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia

Nathan Filer

A powerful work of non-fiction and the natural sequel to his Costa Book of the Year Award-winning The Shock of the Fall.

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 Read reviewFake

Fake

Stephanie Wood

A powerful, richly layered investigative story for our times, drawing on the personal stories of the author and other women who have been drawn into relationships based on duplicity and false hope.

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The Master Plan

The Master Plan

Chris Wilson, Bret Witter

An inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant guide to turning your life around, from a man who used hard work and his Master Plan to convert a life sentence into a second chance.

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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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Digital Cash

Digital Cash

Finn Brunton

The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators, from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. --Provided by publisher.

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Women Who Dared To Break All the Rules

Women Who Dared To Break All the Rules

Jeremy Scott

The extraordinary stories of six women who defied the spirit of their age

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Empire of Democracy

Empire of Democracy

Simon Reid-Henry

The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day: Empire of Democracy is the story for those asking how we got to where we are.

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Elderhood

Elderhood

Louise Aronson

As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life.     

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Buddhism for Meat Eaters

Buddhism for Meat Eaters

Josephine Moon

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Shot Down

Shot Down

Marianne van Velzen

This is the story of some of the people who boarded that fatal flight and the conflict below them that was doomed to destroy their lives and the happiness of the people they left behind. The fullest account yet published, it is...

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Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism

Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism

Geert Lovink

We live in a time of engineered intimacy, toxic memes and online addiction. Can we ever break free?

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Critical

Critical

Matt Morgan

A moving medical memoir written by intensive care doctor Dr. Matt Morgan.

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A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

Amy Raphael

'Stretches your brain and swells your heart with every page' Caitlin Moran on Never Mind the Bollocks

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Made in Sweden: 25 Ideas That Created a Country

Made in Sweden: 25 Ideas That Created a Country

Elisabeth Asbrink

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Howard Stern Comes Again

Howard Stern Comes Again

Howard Stern

Over his unrivalled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities-discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which...

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The Borgias: Power and Fortune

The Borgias: Power and Fortune

Paul Strathern

The sensational story of the rise and fall of one of the most notorious families in history, by the author of The Medici.

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 Read reviewSuperior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science

Angela Saini

'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge

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 Read reviewSomething to Believe In

Something to Believe In

Andrew Stafford

For Andrew Stafford, music was a way up and a way out. There was just one little problem: he couldn't play. Because those who can do and those who can't review, he carved out a niche writing about it instead.

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The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide

Tom Bamforth

With humour and insight, Tom Bamforth presents both an insider's and an outsider's view of life in the Pacific, rendered in vivid detail and colour.

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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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Bitcoin Billionaires

Bitcoin Billionaires

Ben Mezrich

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House comes the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on cryptocurrency and its dazzling pay-off.

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No Worries

No Worries

Sarah Edelman

From the bestselling author of Change Your Thinking comes No Worries - the clear, compassionate and practical guide to understanding and managing anxiety and worry.

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Future Histories

Future Histories

Lizzie O'Shea

A highly engaging tour through progressive history in the service of emancipating our digital tomorrow.

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Sundowner of the Skies:

Sundowner of the Skies:

Mary Garden

In October 1930 Oscar Garden, a young man aged just 27 years old walked into an aerodrome in the South of England, climbing into the open cockpit of a second hand Gypsy Moth aeroplane he decided to fly to Australia. At the time he...

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Walks in the Wild: A guide through the forest with Peter Wohlleben

Walks in the Wild: A guide through the forest with Peter Wohlleben

Peter Wohlleben

Learn to find your way around the woods without a compass or GPS, which berries and mushrooms are good to eat, how to read animal tracks and what it's like to spend a night alone in a forest.Walks in the Wild has everything you...

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Operation Babylift

Operation Babylift

Ian W. Shaw

The dramatic and heart-warming story of the last-minute evacuation of hundreds of orphaned babies from South Vietnam in the dying days of the Vietnam War and of the brave Australian nurses who made it happen.

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

Susannah Stapleton

The enthralling true story of the curious life and career of Maud West, one of Britain's first and best-known female detectives.

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Wild and Crazy Guys

Wild and Crazy Guys

Nick de Semlyen

The definitive account of the kings of comedy who ruled eighties Hollywood.

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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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The Fate of Food

The Fate of Food

Amanda Little

Mary Roach meets Michael Pollan in this ambitious, dynamic and thought-provoking foray into the future of food

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The Lost Art of Scripture

The Lost Art of Scripture

Karen Armstrong

An urgent review of the use and abuse of holy texts in today's world - and a call for understanding and compassion at a time when religion is viewed as a source of conflict.

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Australia's Original Languages: An Introduction

Australia’s Original Languages: An Introduction

R. M. W. Dixon

An introduction to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait languages that explains their distinctive features accessibly for readers who have no previous experience with learning another language, and shows how language reflects...

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Castaway

Castaway

Robert Macklin

The astonishing and unknown story of Narcisse Pelletier - a French cabin boy cast away in 1858 on the Daintree coast of far north Queensland

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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Matt McCarthy

A New York Times bestselling author shares this exhilarating story of cutting-edge science and the race against the clock to find new treatments in the fight against the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

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Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

Mithu Sanyal

A bold, honest and unflinching look at the way we talk and think about rape. From Title IX cases on campus, to #metoo and #timesup, rape is a definitive issue at the heart of feminism, and lately, it's barely out of the...

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How to Defend Australia

How to Defend Australia

Hugh White

A brilliant and important book about Australia's future

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The Angina Monologues: Stories of Surgery for Broken Hearts

The Angina Monologues: Stories of Surgery for Broken Hearts

Samer Nashef

A pioneering cardiac surgeon expertly sews up the heart of surgery, the health of the nation, and the NHS. 

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The Queen

The Queen

Josh Levin

The Queen is the never-before-told story of a beguilingly complex American character, lost in the rush to create a vicious stereotype. For fans of incredible investigative writing in the vein of David Grann and John...

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Apollo 11: The Inside Story

Apollo 11: The Inside Story

David Whitehouse

The amazing inside story of Apollo 11 - The Right Stuff for a new generation

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Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Rebecca Huntley

In this vivid, grounded essay, Rebecca Huntley looks at the state of the nation and asks: what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?

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Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic

Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic

Mike Jay

A definitive history of mescaline that explores its mind-altering effects across cultures, from ancient America to Western modernity

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This is Not Just a Painting

This is Not Just a Painting

Bernard Lahire

By following the trail of a single work of art, Lahire interrogates the foundations on which our perceptions of value and our belief in institutions rest and exposes the forms of domination which lie hidden behind our admiration...

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Habeas Data

Habeas Data

Cyrus Farivar

A book about what the Cambridge Analytica scandal shows: That surveillance and data privacy is every citizens' concern.

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Lowborn

Lowborn

Kerry Hudson

Kerry Hudson is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. 

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 Read reviewMirka Mora: A Life Making Art

Mirka Mora: A Life Making Art

Sabine Cotte

Mirka Mora features a rich insight into the intellectual life and art practice of one of Australia's most versatile, creative and prolific modern artists.

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The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

Peter Hessler

An intimate account of the Arab Spring, and Egypt's past and present, seen through the eyes of a wide range of Egyptians: political operators, archaeologists and garbage collectors; women, the queer community and migrants.

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A Better Death

A Better Death

Ranjana Srivastava

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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs

Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs

Jane McAdam, Fiona Chong

Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law, but public discourse in Australia about refugees is dominated by scare-mongering and political point-scoring. Jane McAdam and Fiona Chong provide a wholly updated...

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In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy

In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy

Frederic Martel, Shaun Whiteside

In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive...

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The Wisdom of Wolves

The Wisdom of Wolves

Elli H. Radinger

Sea Change is an intimate exploration of a young life lived on the edge of radical hope, change, and possibility in the 1960s in California.

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My First Memory

My First Memory

Ben Holden

WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MEMORY? From the editor of the Sunday Times bestsellingPoems That Make Grown Men Cry, this unique collection celebrates the origin-stories and childhood epiphanies that shaped some of the greatest figures...

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The Stonewall Reader

The Stonewall Reader

Jason Baumann, Edmund White

For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it.

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Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country

Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe’s Lost Country

Simon Winder

Following on from Danubia and the bestselling Germania, Lotharingia is the final instalment in Simon Winder's hilarious and informative personal exploration of European history.

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Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Danny Goldberg

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death comes a new perspective on one of the most compelling icons of our time - and the only book written by someone who knew him.

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Say Nothing

Say Nothing

Patrick Radden Keefe

From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions.

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Defeating the Ministers of Death

Defeating the Ministers of Death

David Isaacs

The compelling story of vaccination.

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A Spanner in the Works

A Spanner in the Works

Loretta Smith

From the end of the Great War and into the 1920s, Alice Anderson was considered nothing less than a national treasure.

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Waste Not Everyday

Waste Not Everyday

Erin Rhoads

All the tips, tricks and motivation you need to transition to a less wasteful life.

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Honourable Exit

Honourable Exit

Thurston Clarke

In the last days of the Vietnam War, more than 130,000 South Vietnamese were saved from their otherwise dire fate by the heroic acts of ordinary Americans. This groundbreaking account by New York Times-bestselling author Thurston...

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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Alice Gorman

Turns the common perception of archaeology as an exploration of the ancient on its head. Alice Gorman's captivating inquiry into the most modern and daring of technologies spanning some 60 years takes the reader on a journey which...

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The Apollo Chronicles

The Apollo Chronicles

Brandon R. Brown (Professor of Physics, Professor of Physics, University of San Francisco)

The moon landing of 1969 stands as an iconic moment for both the United States and humankind. The familiar story focuses on the journey of the brave astronauts, who brought home Moon rocks and startling photographs. 

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Raising Girls in the Twenty-First Century

Raising Girls in the Twenty-First Century

Steve Biddulph

The revised and updated edition of the bestselling parenting classic

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The Kabul Peace House

The Kabul Peace House

Mark Isaacs

A story of peace in a land of unending war.

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Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros

Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros

Michael Chabon

In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature--age-old classics as well as his own--that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences, the books that...

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Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Massimo Pigliucci, Gregory Lopez

The answers to our daily worries and anxieties - big or small - lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life.

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Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Iola Mathews

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The Traveller's Guide to Classical Philosophy

The Traveller’s Guide to Classical Philosophy

John Gaskin

A primer for anyone interested in the foundation of Western thought and a companion for visitors to Greek and Roman sites. It unfolds the thinking about nature, life, death and other worlds that informed the culture and society of...

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 Read reviewUnconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Jocelyn Moorhouse

A raw and powerful memoir of motherhood, autism and filmmaking by Australian director, Jocelyn Moorhouse

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The Demon in the Machine

The Demon in the Machine

Paul Davies

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Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Christina Thompson

`Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude

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Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Tim Smedley

Clearing the Air is essential reading for anyone who cares about the air they breathe. And this much becomes clear: in the fight against air pollution, we all have a part to play. The fightback has begun.

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

Harry Smith

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. 

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 Read reviewAustralia Day

Australia Day

Stan Grant

As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away. There are the hard questions we ask of ourselves on Australia Day.  

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What My Mother and I Don't Talk About

What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About

Michele Filgate

Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don't talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse.    

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It's Not About the Burqa

It’s Not About the Burqa

Mariam Khan

When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter?

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See What Can Be Done

See What Can Be Done

Lorrie Moore

In sparkling, articulate prose - studded with frequently hilarious insights -- Moore's meditations are a rare opportunity to witness a brilliant mind thinking things through and figuring things out on the page.

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Three Birds Renovations: 400+ Renovation and Styling Secrets Revealed

Three Birds Renovations: 400+ Renovation and Styling Secrets Revealed

Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless, Lana Taylor

Australia's most fabulous renovators reveal their secrets! The Three Birds are best friends and busy mums who ditched their corporate careers to renovate houses, now with massive instagram and youtube followings for their design...

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell (Updated Edition)

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell (Updated Edition)

Louise Milligan

NEW REVELATIONS with new foreword by Tom Keneally.

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The Full Catastrophe: Stories from when life was so bad it was funny

The Full Catastrophe: Stories from when life was so bad it was funny

Rebecca Huntley, Sarah Macdonald

A funny and heartwarming collection of stories about those moments when we think nothing could get worse...

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This Young Monster

This Young Monster

Charlie Fox

This Young Monster is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders .

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The Long '68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

The Long ‘68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

Richard Vinen

The 'long 68' is a striking and original attempt, half a century on, to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are in practice now extraordinarily remote from...

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Choked

Choked

Beth Gardiner

The landmark book on air pollution: a major threat to the health and longevity of each and every one of us.

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Little One

Little One

Peter Papathanasiou

A powerful story about family and adoption, and the tensions and joys between the old world of Europe and the new world of Australia.

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The Intelligence Trap

The Intelligence Trap

David Robson

An eye-opening examination of the stupid things smart people do-and how to cultivate skills to protect ourselves from error.

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Full Surrogacy Now

Full Surrogacy Now

Sophie Anne Lewis

In order to become ethically acceptable, surrogacy must change beyond recognition - but we need more surrogacy, not less!

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The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling out Racist Stereotypes

The Clapback: Your Guide to Calling out Racist Stereotypes

Elijah Lawal

A definitive guide to calling out racial stereotypes and understanding the meaning behind them

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The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich

The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich

Victoria Bateman

Why did the West become so rich? Why is inequality rising? How 'free' should markets be? And what does sex have to do with it?     

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Choice Words: A Collection of Writing about Abortion

Choice Words: A Collection of Writing about Abortion

Louise Swinn

Choice Words: A Collection of Writing About Abortion is a cri de coeur, a passionate appeal, from writers, thinkers, musicians, actors, comedians, activists and political staffers, offering personal stories of abortion alongside...

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Split: True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings

Split: True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings

Lee Kofman

In this compelling anthology of personal essays, curated by award-winning author Lee Kofman, some of Australia's most beloved writers reveal, for the first time, powerful, occasionally funny and often heartbreaking stories of...

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Our Mob Served

Our Mob Served

Allison Cadzow, Mary Anne Jebb

Our Mob Served presents a moving and little-known history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander war time and defence service, told through the vivid oral histories and treasured family images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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Skywriting: Making Radio Waves

Skywriting: Making Radio Waves

Robyn Ravlich

Skywriting: Making Radio Waves is at once the captivating story of contemporary Australian cultural life and a personal biography of an acclaimed `radio poet', whose signature radio features and documentaries on ABC...

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Becoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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Zealot: A Book About Cults

Zealot: A Book About Cults

Jo Thornely

Based on the popular Australian podcast ZEALOT, this is a comprehensive look at cults around the world and why people are drawn to them.

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On the Other Side of Freedom

On the Other Side of Freedom

DeRay Mckesson

Our work needs no more martyrs. You can fight these fights and live.

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Acute Misfortune

Acute Misfortune

Erik Jensen

In 2008, the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography. What followed were four years of intense honesty and a relationship that became increasingly claustrophobic.

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Leading Lines

Leading Lines

Lucinda Holdforth

How to make speeches that seize the moment, advance your cause and lead the way.

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Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come

Jessica Pan

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year?

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The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela

Sisonke Msimang

An elegant and challenging portrait of the extraordinary, glamorous, complex and brutal revolutionary, Winnie Mandela

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The Tyranny of Metrics

The Tyranny of Metrics

Jerry Z. Muller

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Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

John Browne

Make, Think, Imagine provides an eloquent blueprint for how we can keep moving towards a brighter future.

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People's Republic of Walmart

People’s Republic of Walmart

Leigh Philips, Michal Rozworski

Since the demise of the USSR, the mantle of the largest planned economies in the world has been taken up by the likes of Walmart, Amazon and other multinational corporations.

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Teen Brain

Teen Brain

David Gillespie

From Australia's most trusted non-fiction researcher and author comes the book that every parent needs to read.

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Heal

Heal

Pete Evans

Take charge of your life with these 101 simple, practical ways to be healthier and happier in today's world.

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Constellations: Reflections From Life

Constellations: Reflections From Life

Sinead Gleeson

An extraordinarily intimate memoir in a series of bodily encounters that have made Sinead Gleeson the woman and the writer she is today.

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How Death Becomes Life

How Death Becomes Life

Joshua Mezrich

A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.

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What We're Told Not to Talk About (But We're Going to Anyway)

What We’re Told Not to Talk About (But We’re Going to Anyway)

Nimko Ali

This book is about vaginas. Fanny, cunt, flower, foo-foo, tuppence, whatever you want to call it, almost half of the world's population has one.     

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Present Tense: A Radiohead Compendium

Present Tense: A Radiohead Compendium

Barney Hoskyns

A Rock's Backpages anthology of Radiohead, the most radical and fascinating rock band in modern music history, edited and introduced by Barney Hoskyns.

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Anxious Kids: How Children Can Turn Their Anxiety into Resilience

Anxious Kids: How Children Can Turn Their Anxiety into Resilience

Michael Grose, Jodi Richardson

Anxious Kids offers parents a new perspective on their children's anxiety, encouraging them to view each episode as an opportunity to empower their kids with the skills to manage anxiety, and thrive.

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Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Anne-Louise Willoughby

Extensively researched by the author, Nora Heysen: A Portrait is the first biography of the artist, and it has been enthusiastically embraced by the Heysen family. 

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Look Alive Out There: Essays

Look Alive Out There: Essays

Sloane Crosley

A brand-new collection of essays filled with hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. A thin coat. More of a blazer, really.

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Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country

Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country

Ashley Hay, Julianne Schultz

Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country is a timely exploration of Australia's changing natural and built environments

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The Management of Savagery

The Management of Savagery

Max Blumenthal

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The Photographer at Sixteen

The Photographer at Sixteen

George Szirtes

A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and excavates a shard of European history - a deeply honest, tender and yet unsentimental autobiographical journey.

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A Fixed Place: The Long and Short of Story

A Fixed Place: The Long and Short of Story

Kathleen Mary Fallon

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Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

Steinunn Sigurdardottir

The inspiring story of Icelandic sheep farmer, Heida, former model and feminist heroine has become an international bestseller and won both the Icelandic Booksellers' Prize and Women's Literature Prize

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Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

Robert M. Hazen

An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth.

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Influenza

Influenza

Jeremy Brown

Dr Jeremy Brown, America's highest medical authority on emergency care research, offers Australians some enlightening, entertaining and unnerving advice on the flu.

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Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga

Todd Alexander

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Neruda: The Biography of a Poet

Neruda: The Biography of a Poet

Mark Eisner

and his tumultuous, even controversial, personal life-forming a single cohesive narrative of intimacy and breadth.The fascinating events of Neruda's life are interspersed with Eisner's thoughtful examinations of the poems, both as...

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Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly

Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly

Jim DeRogatis

The essential account of R. Kelly's actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making.        

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The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World

The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World

Jamil Zaki

At the forefront of empathy research, Dr. Jamil Zaki has made an important discovery: empathy is flexible.

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Chanel's Riviera: Peace and War on the Cote d'Azur

Chanel’s Riviera: Peace and War on the Cote d'Azur

Anne de Courcy

Bestselling social historian Anne de Courcy reveals the glamour and grit of the Second World War on the French Riviera

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Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child's Love of Books

Raising Readers: How to Nurture a Child’s Love of Books

Megan Daley

When can you start reading to your child? How do you find that special book to inspire a reluctant reader? How can you tell if a book is age appropriate? What can you do to keep your tween reading into their adolescent years?...

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Breaking Point: The Future of Australian Cities

Breaking Point: The Future of Australian Cities

Peter Seamer

In this timely critique of our nation's urban development and planning culture, Peter Seamer argues that vested interests often distort rational thinking on our cities. Looking to the future, he sets out cogent new strategies to...

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Barbarians at the Wall

Barbarians at the Wall

John Man

The untold story of the first nomadic empire and the making of China.

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Bedlam at Botany Bay

Bedlam at Botany Bay

James Dunk

What happened when people went mad in the fledgling colony of New South Wales? In this important new history of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, we find out through the correspondence of tireless colonial...

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The Nocturnal Brain

The Nocturnal Brain

Guy Leschziner

A brilliant new narrative on sleep deprivation - its causes and effects - through the case studies of one of the world's leading experts.

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The Last Leonardo

The Last Leonardo

Ben Lewis

In 2017 the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction for $450m. But is it a real da Vinci? In a thrilling narrative built on formidable research, Ben Lewis tracks the extraordinary journey of a masterpiece lost and found, lied and...

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How We Fight White Supremacy

How We Fight White Supremacy

Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice-and ideas for how each of us can contribute.

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The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer

The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer

Charles Graeber

Draws on the experiences of patients, physicians, and researchers to explain the revolutionary development of immunotherapy as a treatment for cancer and how that information is being harnessed to create more effective patient...

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Tunnel Vision

Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

A lethal cocktail of memoir and criticism, Tunnel Vision launches the career of one of the finest new essayists around.

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Midnight in Chernobyl

Midnight in Chernobyl

Adam Higginbotham

The dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.

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We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced

Malala Yousafzai

Five years on from the publication of her internationally bestselling memoir, We Are Displaced presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with Malala's own story of her displacement.  

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Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing

Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing

Jill Blakeway

The first comprehensive look at the ground-breaking field of energy medicine and how it can be used to diagnose and treat illness, from one of the world's foremost practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Intimate Antipathies

Intimate Antipathies

Luke Carman

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 Read reviewGrowing Up African in Australia

Growing Up African in Australia

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Magan Magan, Ahmed Yussuf

Welcome to African Australia. Compiled by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, with curatorial assistance from writers Ahmed Yussuf and Magan Magan, this anthology brings together the regions of Africa, and the African...

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Happy Ever After: Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life

Happy Ever After: Escaping The Myth of The Perfect Life

Paul Dolan

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 Special pricePeople, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent

People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent

Joseph Stiglitz

The Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy.

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Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It

David Graeber

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Less Stuff

Less Stuff

Lindsay Miles

A simple, joyful guide to decluttering that reminds us what's important in life.

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The Beauty of Everyday Things

The Beauty of Everyday Things

Soetsu Yanagi, Michael Brase

The daily lives of ordinary people are replete with objects, common things used in commonplace settings. These objects are our constant companions in life. As such, writes Soetsu Yanagi, they should be made with care and built to...

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Siege: Trump Under Fire

Siege: Trump Under Fire

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.

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The Planets

The Planets

Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen

The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. A companion book to the highly anticipated BBC...

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Blackout

Blackout

Matthew Warren

Blackout charts the disintegration of Australia's energy security, calls out what is holding us back, and plots the way for a brighter future.

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Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Stefan Zweig (Author), Eden Paul (Translator), Cedar Paul (Translator)

Mary Stuart Queen of Scots, Queen of France and a claimant to the throne of England, was condemned for treason and executed at the age of forty-four. A potential threat to the stability of the English Crown, she was held captive...

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The People vs The Banks

The People vs The Banks

Michael Roddan

The People vs The Banks reveals what happens when businesses put profit before punters, reward bad behaviour and assume they are beyond the law. The day of reckoning for liars and thieves in pin-striped suits has arrived. 

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Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Simon Critchley

A provocative and timely exploration into tragedy from the curator of The New York Times philosophy column.

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Threads of Life

Threads of Life

Clare Hunter

The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing over centuries and across continents.

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Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War

Vietnam: An Epic History of a Tragic War

Max Hastings

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER `His masterpiece' Antony Beevor, Spectator `A masterful performance' Sunday Times `By far the best book on the Vietnam War' Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the Year

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How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire

Daniel Immerwahr

For a country that has always denied having dreams of empire, the United States owns a lot of overseas territory. The birth control pill, chemotherapy, plastic, Godzilla, the Beatles, the name America itself - you can't understand...

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On Identity

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Stan Grant

Tribalism, nationalism and sectarianism are dividing the world into us and them. Communities are a tinderbox of anger and resentment. Stan Grant argues that it is time to leave identity behind and to embrace cosmopolitanism. On...

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Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Christopher Bonanos

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The Unwinding of the Miracle

The Unwinding of the Miracle

Julie Yip-Williams

Motherhood, marriage, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, grief, jealousy, anger, comfort, pain, disease - this is a book about a life lived well and cut cruelly short. With glorious humour, bracing honesty and the cleansing power...

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Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution

Lee Smolin

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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

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Snippets of dialogue between Jacob...and her family and friends form the basis of this breezy but poignant graphic memoir that takes on racism, love, and the election of President Trump. --

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Paper Emperors

Paper Emperors

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Reveals who owned Australia's newspapers and how they used them to wield political power. A corporate and political history of Australian newspapers spanning 140 years, this book explains how Australia's media system came to be...

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Will AI Replace Us?

Will AI Replace Us?

Shelly Fan, Matthew Taylor

This well-balanced, comprehensive and engaging review surveys the development of Artificial Intelligence over the last sixty years and highlights the likely transformative effects of AI on society over the next few decades.

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Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

Sang-Hee Lee, Shin-Young Yoon

In this captivating bestseller, Korea's first paleoanthropologist offers fresh insights into humanity's dawn and evolution.

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Why Young Men

Why Young Men

Jamil Jivani

Why Young Men traces Jivani's education as an activist fighting one of today's most dangerous and intractable problems: acts of violence by angry young men.

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So Much Longing in So Little Space

So Much Longing in So Little Space

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey

Karl Ove Knausgaard on the artist Edvard Munch, and how we experience the world through art

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Mama's Boy: A Memoir

Mama’s Boy: A Memoir

Dustin Lance Black

A candid, vivid, powerfully resonant memoir about growing up Mormon in Texas from an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and leading spokesperson for LGBTQ rights.

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The Art of Life Admin: How to Do Less, Do It Better, and Live More

The Art of Life Admin: How to Do Less, Do It Better, and Live More

Elizabeth Emens

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The Night Dragon

The Night Dragon

Matthew Condon

The Night Dragon is the fifth volume in Matthew Condon's chronicle of Queensland crime and corruption in the 20th Century.    

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Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

Yasha Levine

An explosive, revisionist history of the dark past, and darker present of the internet.

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Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data

Monitored: Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data

Peter Bloom

The corporate world is watching us, but why does no one watch them?

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The Socialist Manifesto

The Socialist Manifesto

Bhaskar Sunkara

From one of the most prominent voices on the American left, a galvanizing argument for why we need socialism today.

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Webtopia

Webtopia

Peter Lewis

The web was supposed to transform our world. So why are things so messed up?

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Breaking and Entering

Breaking and Entering

Jeremy N. Smith

Hackers know everything about us. We know almost nothing about them. Until now.

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History Day by Day

History Day by Day

Peter Furtado

A vivid, day-by-day perspective on 2,500 years of human history through the medium of 366 quotations.

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The Seventies

The Seventies

Michelle Arrow

The Seventies was the decade that shaped modern Australia. In a lively and engaging style, Michelle Arrow has written a new history of this transformative decade; one that is more urgent, and more resonant, than ever.

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Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History

Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History

Lewis Dartnell

From Sunday Times bestselling author of The Knowledge, a book that takes us far back in time to the point where history becomes science, and that unpeels the layers of this history to reveal not how we made the earth, but that the...

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Literature: Why It Matters

Literature: Why It Matters

Robert Eaglestone

Despite centuries of arguments, no one can agree on what literature is, or how to study it. But, argues Eaglestone, it is precisely the open-ended nature of literature that makes it such a rewarding and useful subject of study....

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A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Adam Gopnik

The New York Times-bestselling author offers a stirring defence of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time

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Assembly

Assembly

Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri

Each year an eruption of leaderless social movements leaves external observers and activists perplexed. Why have the movements, which address the needs and desires of so many, not been able to achieve lasting change? In...

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Talk of Treasure

Talk of Treasure

Jane Carswell

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The Innocence of Memories

The Innocence of Memories

Orhan Pamuk

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Clear Bright Future

Clear Bright Future

Paul Mason

Has capitalism stripped us of our common humanity? In an age of fragmented identities and authoritarianism, award-winning journalist Paul Mason calls for a new humanism.

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Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning

Elliot Ackerman

An astonishing reckoning with the nature of war from a National Book Award-shortlisted novelist and decorated former US marine.

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The Snowy: A History

The Snowy: A History

Siobhan McHugh

The Snowy -- A History tells the extraordinary story of the mostly migrant workforce who built one of the world's engineering marvels.

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Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

Jacqueline Rose

Moving commandingly between pop cultural references such as Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' to observations about motherhood in the ancient world, from and thoughts about the stigmatization of single mothers in the UK, Mothers delivers...

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Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution

Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution

Jill Abramson

Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is the gripping and definitive in-the-room account of the revolution that has swept the news industry over the last decade and reshaped our world.

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Questions I Am Asked about the Holocaust

Questions I Am Asked about the Holocaust

Hedi Fried, Alice Olsson

One of the few remaining living Holocaust survivors answers the questions children ask her

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Motherling: A Walk

Motherling: A Walk

Jen Hutchison

This is a memoir of love, hope, grief and an 800 kilometre walk from unimaginable loss to peace of mind. Motherling will touch every mother, every parent.

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Nobody's Looking At You: Essays

Nobody’s Looking At You: Essays

Janet Malcolm

A brilliant and eclectic new essay collection from a master of the form

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How to Lose a Country

How to Lose a Country

Ece Temelkuran

An urgent call to action from one of Europe's most well-regarded political thinkers. How to Lose a Country: The Seven Warning Signs of Rising Populism is a field guide to spotting the insidious patterns and mechanisms of the...

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Practice: Journalism, Essays and Criticism

Practice: Journalism, Essays and Criticism

Guy Rundle

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Progressive New World

Progressive New World

Marilyn Lake

In a bold argument, Marilyn Lake shows that race and reform were mutually supportive as Progressivism became the political logic of settler colonialism at the turn of the 20th century. She points to exchanges between American and...

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Amplifications: Poetic Migration, Auditory Memory

Amplifications: Poetic Migration, Auditory Memory

Paul Carter

A personal narrative to sound written by one of the top figures in sound studies and that outlines a new way of thinking about migratory poetics --

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Unlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind

Nicola Redhouse

After the birth of her first child, Nicola Redhouse experiences an unrelenting anxiety that quickly overwhelms her. Her immense love for her child can't protect her from the dread that prevents her leaving the house, opening the...

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The Baby

The Baby

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

A renowned French author asks fundamental questions about motherhood, gender roles and identity. A must read for fans of Rachel Cusk, Sheila Heti, Jenny Offill and Maggie Nelson

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This Is Shakespeare

This Is Shakespeare

Emma Smith

A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much...

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Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

Angela Saini

Physics World Book of the Year 2017 Are women more nurturing than men? Are men more promiscuous than women? Are males the naturally...

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The Change Makers

The Change Makers

Shaun Carney

Now more than ever we need leaders who can be strong yet humble, bold and assertive when it counts but have the capacity to listen and learn, who can motivate and influence, and who can get the best out of those around them....

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Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940--1950

Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940–1950

Agnes Poirier

A captivating portrait of those who lived, loved, fought, played and flourished in Paris between 1940 and 1950 and whose intellectual and artistic output still influences us today.

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Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation

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Roderick Beaton

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Deeds Not Words

Deeds Not Words

Helen Pankhurst

On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst - great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women's rights campaigner - charts how women's lives have changed over the last...

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The Revolution of Man

The Revolution of Man

Phil Barker

Journalist Phil Barker unpacks the myth of the 'Man Box' and Australian masculinity.

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Granta 146: The Politics of Feeling

Granta 146: The Politics of Feeling

Sigrid Rausing

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Witches: What Women Do Together

Sam George-Allen

An exploration of the work women do together.   

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Shout

Shout

Laurie Halse Anderson

A personal story of the lifelong impact of rape and a call to action in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp

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Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Nadya Tolokonnikova

From artist, activist, and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, a guerilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance

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Kosciuszko

Kosciuszko

Nick Brodie

The disappearance of two young skiers on Mount Kosciuszko in 1928 is the jumping-off point for a history of Australia between the wars, in Kosciuszko: A Search For Young Australia

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Walking: One Step at a Time

Walking: One Step at a Time

Erling Kagge

From the Norwegian explorer, a breathtakingly beautiful, quietly life-changing celebration of walking.

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Couchsurfing in Russia

Couchsurfing in Russia

Stephan Orth

In this humorous and thought-provoking book, Orth ventures through that vast and mysterious land to uncover the real, unfiltered Russia not seen in today's headlines

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Doing Justice

Doing Justice

Preet Bharara

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Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

Aaron Dignan

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The Gendered Brain

The Gendered Brain

Gina Rippon

Do you have a female brain or a male brain? However, by exploring new, cutting-edge neuroscience, Rippon urges us to move beyond a binary view of our brains and instead to see these complex organs as highly individualised,...

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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

Glory Edim

An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by Glory Edim, founder of the popular book club and online community, Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognising ourselves in literature.

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Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World

Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over The World

J. Brian O'Roark (University Professor of Economics, University Professor of Economics, Robert Morris University, US)

Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics probes the motivations of our favourite heroes, and considers what it would look like if their stories played out in reality.

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Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Soren Kierkegaard

Clare Carlisle

Soren Kierkegaard is one of the most passionate and challenging of all modern philosophers, and is often regarded as the founder of existentialism. Over about a decade in the 1840s and 1850s, writings poured from his pen pursuing...

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An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent

Owen Matthews

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The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business

The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business

David T. Courtwright

We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. What can we do to resist temptations that insidiously and deliberately rewire our brains? Nothing, David Courtwright says,...

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The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

Katy Butler

A layperson's guide for positive end of life self care and advice --

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Feminism for the 99%

Feminism for the 99%

Nancy Fraser, Tithi Bhattacharya, Cinzia Arruzza

From three of the organisers of the International Women's Strike US: a manifesto for when 'leaning in' is not enough.

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The Third Pillar

The Third Pillar

Raghuram Rajan

From one of the most important economic thinkers of our time, a brilliant and far-seeing analysis of the current populist backlash against globalization and how revitalising community can save liberal market democracy.

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Figuring

Figuring

Maria Popova

A history of women who have changed our understanding of the universe, from the creator of Brain Pickings

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Never Enough

Never Enough

Judith Grisel

From a renowned behavioural neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare, page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and a surprising way...

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Mortal Republic

Mortal Republic

Edward J. Watts

A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse

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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

Linda Geddes

Our ancestors constructed vast monuments like Stonehenge and Pyramids of Egypt and Central America to keep track of the sun and celebrate the annual cycle of death and rebirth.

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Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age

Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age

Sue Armstrong

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Silliness: A serious history

Silliness: A serious history

Peter Timms

Silliness is to be savoured. It exposes the cracks in our reasoning, raising a gleeful 2-finger salute to convention and common sense. In a world awash with stupidity and cruel politics, silliness is childish, anarchic,...

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Women to the Front

Women to the Front

Heather Sheard, Ruth Lee

Australian Women Doctors of the First World War

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Anand Giridharadas

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The Good Immigrant USA

The Good Immigrant USA

Nikesh Shukla, Chimene Suleyman

The Good Immigrant USA is a collection of twenty personal essays by writers and personalities exploring race, identity and culture, a follow up to the British Book Award nominated and crowdfunded publishing phenomenon, The Good...

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Tired of Winning

Tired of Winning

Richard Cooke

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Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders

Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders

Peter Lehr

A global account of pirates and their modus operandi from the middle ages to the present day

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We Need to Talk About Putin

We Need to Talk About Putin

Mark Galeotti

Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next?  

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White

White

Bret Easton Ellis

Combining personal reflection and social observation, White is the first work of nonfiction work from Bret Easton Ellis, the bestselling author of American Psycho.

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Municipal Dreams

Municipal Dreams

John Boughton

A narrative history of council housing - from slums to Grenfell Tower

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Space Dogs

Space Dogs

Martin Parr, Richard Hollingham

This fascinating book tells the story of the soviet space dogs, illustrated with legendary photographer Martin Parr's vintage space-dog memorabilia.

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I Miss You When I Blink

I Miss You When I Blink

Mary Laura Philpott

Spot-on observations about domestic, professional, and creative life, taking on the conflicting pressures of modern womanhood with humour and thoughtful contemplation, from an author who is connected to highly influential writers...

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Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country

Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country

John Watson, Amanda Dunn

Politics in Australia is in a dire state. We have the diagnosis, but what's the cure? In this collection of essays, the country's best academic minds look at the key issues and chart a way forward.

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Little Boy

Little Boy

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

From the famed publisher and poet of the Beat generation, his literary last will and testament - part autobiography, part summing up - a magical font of literary lore.

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I Built No Schools in Kenya

I Built No Schools in Kenya

Kirsten Drysdale

I Built No Schools in Kenya is a travelogue-tragedy-farce about race, wealth, love, death, family, nationhood, sanity, benzodiazepines, monkeys and whisky.  

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Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists

Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists

Joan Smith

An urgent manifesto revealing the link between domestic violence and terrorism by seasoned journalist and human rights campaigner

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A Mother's Promise

A Mother’s Promise

Lee Barnett

Lee Barnett eluded the FBI for almost two decades after fleeing the US with her young daughter, eventually settling on the Sunshine Coast. Then, after eighteen years, her luck ran out.

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Last Days at Hot Slit

Last Days at Hot Slit

Andrea Dworkin, Johanna Fateman, Amy Scholder, Chris Kraus

Selections from the work of radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin, famous for her antipornography stance and role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s.

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This is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook

This is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook

Extinction Rebellion

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Extraordinary Insects

Extraordinary Insects

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

A journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures who keep the world turning.

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Seven Big Australians: Adventures with Comic Actors

Seven Big Australians: Adventures with Comic Actors

Anne Pender

Anne Pender explores the lives and creative work of seven extraordinary performers who have brought joy and hilarity to generations of Australians through their memorable characters on stage and television, and in their potent...

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Breaking Badly

Georgie Dent

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A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea

Fiona McGregor

A Novel Idea is a memoir in photoessay form that follows Fiona McGregor's life as she writes her award-winning novel Indelible Ink.

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The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift

Melinda Gates

A passionate argument for female empowerment by Melinda Gates, one of the world's most admired and respected women.

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Hell of a Time

Hell of a Time

Philip Owen Ayton, Ross McMullin

One of the last undiscovered personal accounts of an Australian soldier fighting to survive WWI

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On David Malouf: Writers on Writers

On David Malouf: Writers on Writers

Nam Le

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The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions

The Blackburns: Private Lives, Public Ambitions

Carolyn Rasmussen

Explores the lives of Maurice Blackburn and Doris Hordern, who worked together as elected members of parliaments and community activists, influencing conscription laws, benefits for working men and women, atomic bomb tests, civil...

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This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto

Suketu Mehta

When today's immigrants are asked, `Why are you here?', they can justly respond, `We are here because you were there.' And now that they are here, as Mehta demonstrates, immigrants bring great benefits, enabling countries and...

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Betraying Big Brother

Betraying Big Brother

Leta Hong Fincher

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Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia

Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia

Tracey Thorn

An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and Sunday Times bestselling author of Bedsit Disco Queen

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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

Amanda Montell

A brash, enlightening and wildly entertaining feminist look at gendered language and the way it shapes us.

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Biased

Biased

Jennifer Eberhardt

In Biased Jennifer Eberhardt draws on groundbreaking research to demonstrate that even without explicit racism, our unconscious biases powerfully shape our behaviour leading to racial disparities in all sectors of society.

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The Battle for Sky: The Murdochs, Disney, Comcast and the Future of Entertainment

The Battle for Sky: The Murdochs, Disney, Comcast and the Future of Entertainment

Christopher Williams

Featuring interviews with key individuals and stakeholders from around the world, The Battle for Skyoffers a timely and intriguing glimpse into the workings of media empires, and a gripping account of one of the...

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My Seditious Heart

My Seditious Heart

Arundhati Roy

Collected essays and speeches from the bestselling, Booker-winning author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

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The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s 1984

Dorian Lynskey

In The Ministry of Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's 1984: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous...

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries

From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, to Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, to Stella Miles Franklin, who endowed our most celebrated literary prize, these are women who have made a difference. They are the women who...

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Wayfinding

Wayfinding

M.R. O'Conner

In this compelling narrative, O'Connor seeks out neuroscientists, anthropologists and master navigators to understand how navigation ultimately gave us our humanity

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The Little Virtues

The Little Virtues

Natalia Ginzburg

An extraordinary collection of 11 essays by Natalia Ginzburg, one of the most important Italian writers of the twentienth century. Originally published in the 1960s, Ginzburg's wisdom and poetically resonant style ensure these...

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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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Simon May

An exploration of cuteness and its immense hold on us, from emojis and fluffy puppies to its more uncanny, subversive expressions

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Quitting Plastic: Easy and Practical Ways to Cut Down the Plastic in Your Life

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Clara Williams Roldan, Louise Williams

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The Human Network: How We're Connected and Why It Matters

The Human Network: How We’re Connected and Why It Matters

Matthew O. Jackson

Discover the landmark new big idea that is revolutionising our understanding of human interaction

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The Official Guide to the Election 2019: The Chaser Quarterly Issue 15

The Official Guide to the Election 2019: The Chaser Quarterly Issue 15

The Chaser

Move aside Antony Green. Get stuffed Chris Uhlmann. Think you know politics, Leigh Sales? With a Federal election due by May 2019, The Chaser provides a must-read guide to Australian politics, and how it works.

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Things My Son Needs to Know About The World

Things My Son Needs to Know About The World

Fredrik Backman

This is an irresistible and insightful collection of essays from one of the world's most beautiful storytellers.

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures

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Democracy on the Road

Democracy on the Road

Ruchir Sharma

A deeply insightful book about the world's largest and most complex exercise in democracy. 

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A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Sonia Purnell

The incredible untold story of Virginia Hall, an American woman with a wooden leg who infiltrated Occupied France for the SOE and became the Gestapo's most wanted Allied spy, written by acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell.

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Beautiful Country Burn Again

Beautiful Country Burn Again

Ben Fountain

A timely, interrogative, passionate but even-handed exploration of the state of US politics, from the New York Times bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

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Never Ending Nightmare

Never Ending Nightmare

Pierre Dardot, Christian Laval

First published as 'Ce cauchemar qui n'en finit pas: Comment le naeolibaeralisme daefait la daemocratie' AEditions La Daecouverte 2016 -- Title page verso.

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Alice to Prague

Alice to Prague

Tanya Heaslip

A bittersweet story of a search for identity, belonging and love, set in a time, a place and with a man that fill Tanya's life with contradictions.

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How to do Nothing

How to do Nothing

Jenny Odell

Jaron Lanier meets John Muir in Jenny Odell's How to do Nothing, an action plan for political resistance to the attention economy.

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Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself

Promise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself

Florian Huber

An important exploration of a shocking and previously unacknowledged chapter in German history.

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Wordy

Wordy

Simon Schama

A wide-ranging collection of essays written by the award-winning writer and historian over his forty-year career, chosen by the man himself.

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Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing

Robert A Caro

Readers already familiar with Caro's work, meanwhile, will be thrilled at the revelations on offer, including how he discovered the fiercely guarded secrets of his subjects, how he constructed the pivotal scenes in his books and...

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Resistance, Rebellion and Revolt: How Slavery Was Overthrown

Resistance, Rebellion and Revolt: How Slavery Was Overthrown

Professor James Walvin

'Long before the friends of African freedom began to agitate for black freedom, the enslaved themselves had created their own strategies of resistance. In time, their defiance was to prove the crucial final factor in bringing down...

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Love and Resistance:

Love and Resistance:

Roxane Gay, Jason Baumann, Kay Tobin Lahusen, Diana Davies

These indelible images are among the hundreds housed in the New York Public Library's archive of photographs of LGBT history from photojournalists Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies.

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Some Kids I Taught And What They Taught Me

Some Kids I Taught And What They Taught Me

Kate Clanchy

By telling the stories of some of the kids she's taught, as well as her own, Kate Clanchy (MBE) offers a candid, funny and moving insight into life in British schools today.

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The Talking Cure

The Talking Cure

Gillian Straker, Jacqui Winship

A beautifully written account by two psychotherapists of how the experience of therapy can change your life.

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Calm the F**k Down

Calm the F**k Down

Sarah Knight

The latest no-f**ks-given guide from New York Times bestselling author of the international sensation The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Get Your Sh*t Together, and You Do You.

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Incredible Journeys

Incredible Journeys

David Barrie

A book about animal navigation - how creatures, great and small, find their way and how brilliantly they manage without benefit of maps or instruments - and what lessons there are for human beings.

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Say Hello

Say Hello

Carly Findlay

A forthright, honest and rousingly triumphant memoir from a woman who has to live with a highly visible different appearancedue to a rare skin condition. Say hello to Carly.

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Digital Minimalism

Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport

If you care about improving your effectiveness but don't want to become a Luddite or a social dropout this book can lead you to increased control over your time, attention, and energy and ultimately, a richer life. Read Digital...

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Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story

Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story

Kate Legge

Award-winning journalist Kate Legge tells the remarkable story behind the creation of the Cradle Mountain sanctuary through the characters at its heart.  

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See You in the Piazza

See You in the Piazza

Frances Mayes

Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine

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The Joy of Missing Out

The Joy of Missing Out

Svend Brinkmann

By cultivating self-restraint and celebrating moderation we can develop a more fulfilling way of living that enriches ourselves and our fellow humans and protects the planet we all share – in short, we can discover the joy...

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 Read reviewAccidental Feminists

Accidental Feminists

Jane Caro

Western women over fifty are a revolutionary generation. They are the first in history to have been in paid work for most of their lives. The power and freedom of this financial independence is unprecedented. But this financial...

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Paddington: A History

Paddington: A History

Greg Young

Provides a fresh and revealing perspective on this celebrated heritage suburb in Sydney - one of the largest and most intact Victorian enclaves in the world. Leading historians and specialists explore the makeup of Paddington's...

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Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture

Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture

Amelia Abraham

Queer Intentions provides the ultimate exploration of the joys and pains of being LGBTQ+ in the West at a time when queer culture has never been so mainstream.

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Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Daily Rituals: Women at Work

Mason Currey

From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.

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Falter

Falter

Bill McKibben

The most urgent call-to-arms yet for us to solve climate change, from one of the world's most influential and respected environmental advocates

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Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

David Epstein

Range is the ground-breaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century, from David Epstein the acclaimed author of The Sports Gene.

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Democracy Hacked

Democracy Hacked

Martin Moore

This book shows how hackers are gaming democracy, why they can do it, and what we need to do to save democracy for the digital age. 

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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Mary Norris

The Comma Queen returns with a fun, witty and wise romp through language and the crystalline Greek coast.

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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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Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Under the Cover: The Creation, Production, and Reception of a Novel

Clayton Childress

Under the Cover follows the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers.

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez

She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women's lives.

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Everything in its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Everything in its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Oliver Sacks

A remarkable celebration of Sacks's varied interests, told with his characteristic compassion and erudition, and in his luminous prose.

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Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics

Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics

Shaun Ryder

Here, collected and edited for the first time, in trade and special editions, are his unforgettable lyrics with commentary by the man himself and an introduction by his literary collaborator, Luke Bainbridge. With...

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Bolder

Bolder

Carl Honore

Bestselling author of In Praise of Slow investigates one of the last taboos - ageing - and the 'age inappropriate' revolution that is taking place across the globe.

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Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Benjamin Dreyer

A witty, informative guide to writing from Random House's longtime copy chief and one of Twitter's leading language gurus--a twenty-first-century Elements of Style.

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The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data

David Spiegelhalter

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No Apologies

No Apologies

Joanne Brookfield

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Kochie's 11-Step Money Plan for a Better Life

Kochie’s 11-Step Money Plan for a Better Life

David Koch

This is a no-nonsense guide to getting your financial life sorted in 11 easy steps, by one of Australia's most trusted media personalities.

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Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Lisa Appignanesi

A short, potent examination of the ways in which our sanity can become, suddenly, elusive, Everyday Madness is a deeply personal and brave account of subjects that resonate powerfully for so many of us.   

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Gene Eating

Gene Eating

Dr Giles Yeo

The anti-diet diet book by University of Cambridge geneticist, Dr Giles Yeo.

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The Universe Speaks in Numbers

The Universe Speaks in Numbers

Graham Farmelo

Many of the world's leading physicists are confident that they are on track to discover a new understanding of the universe which will entail a complete rethink of gravity, space and time. What is extraordinary is that they are...

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Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love

Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love

Naomi Wolf

The bestselling author of Vagina illuminates a dramatic history - how a single English law in 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting down to our day.

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Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Manuel Castells, Rosie Marteau

Trump, Brexit, the demise of traditional political parties in Europe: all these events show that the majority of citizens globally do not trust their political representatives and institutions. In this short book, Manuel Castells...

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Whole

Whole

Harriet Birrell

Harriet's down-to-earth approach to cooking and a simple lifestyle inspired this beautiful book brimming with vibrant food and stunning photography by Nikole Ramsay. 

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.

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Climate Justice

Climate Justice

Mary Robinson

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Contesting Australian History

Contesting Australian History

Joy Damousi, Judith Smart

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The Mueller Report

The Mueller Report

The Washington Post

Read the findings of the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who've covered the story from the beginning.

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A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

Joshua Sperling

The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger

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Just Eat It

Just Eat It

Laura Thomas

The straight-talking guide to Intuitive Eating: how to develop a healthy, trusting relationship with food and your body

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The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

David Wallace-Wells

A cinematic, propulsive and frightening climate tour of our near future - coming much faster than you think.

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Upheaval

Upheaval

Jared Diamond

In his landmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now in the third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how...

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Notes to Self

Notes to Self

Emilie Pine

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#Metoo: Stories from the Australian Movement

#Metoo: Stories from the Australian Movement

Miriam Sved, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott, Natalie Kon-yu

Movement. Moment. Backlash. Tide. Presenting the first anthology charting the #MeToo movement in Australia full of real women's stories and timely analysis.

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Childless Voices: Stories of Longing, Loss, Resistance and Choice

Childless Voices: Stories of Longing, Loss, Resistance and Choice

Lorna Gibb

Riveting memoir and first-of-its-kind, global investigation into an issue that affects millions of people.

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Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies

Genesis: On the Deep Origin of Societies

Edward O. Wilson

Genesis is a pithy yet pathbreaking work of evolutionary theory filled with lyrical biological and humanistic observations

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The Dinosaurs Rediscovered

The Dinosaurs Rediscovered

Michael J. Benton

An expert palaeontologist reveals how our understanding of the dinosaurs has been transformed by huge strides in technology in the 21st century.

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Mouth Full of Blood

Mouth Full of Blood

Toni Morrison

A vital new non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time.

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Conquering Fat Logic

Conquering Fat Logic

Nadja Hermann

Why do diets fail? Is it because of genetic disposition? A sluggish metabolism? An underactive thyroid? A behavioural psychologist reveals the truth about dieting, including how she lost over 50 kg in one year.

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Humour

Humour

Terry Eagleton

A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture--by one of its greatest exponents

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

Lori Gottlieb

From a New York Timesbest-selling writer, psychotherapist, and advice columnist, a brilliant and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are in crisis (and so is she) --

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Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach Us about Ourselves

Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach Us about Ourselves

Frans de Waal

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Political Correctness Gone Mad?

Political Correctness Gone Mad?

Jordan B. Peterson, Stephen Fry, Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Goldberg

Has political correctness gone too far?

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2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

Damon Gameau

Based on Damon Gameau's 2019 documentary, 2040, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration is a practical manual that provides you and your family with the tools and inspiration to live a more sustainable life - NOW.

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Chaucer: A European Life

Chaucer: A European Life

Marion Turner

A groundbreaking biography that recreates the cosmopolitan world in which a wine merchant (TM)s son became one of the most celebrated of all English poets

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An Unconventional Wife

An Unconventional Wife

Mary Hoban

The page-turning biography of an Australian woman who refused to bend to the expectations of her husband and her time.

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The Human Tide

The Human Tide

Paul Morland

A dazzling new history of the modern world, as told through the remarkable story of population change.

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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Hallie Rubenhold

In this devastating narrative of five lives, historian Hallie Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, and gives these women back their stories.

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No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

Ani DiFranco

A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco

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Growing Up Muslim in Australia

Growing Up Muslim in Australia

Demet Divaroren, Amra Pajalic

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Last Days in Old Europe

Last Days in Old Europe

Richard Bassett

Part memoir, part reflection, this book brings to life central Europe during the last ten years of the Cold War. It begins in Trieste in 1979 where the embers of the Habsburg Empire still burnt brightly, and then moves to the...

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Things Nobody Knows But Me

Things Nobody Knows But Me

Amra Pajalic

Things Nobody Knows But Me is a tender portrait of family and migration, beautifully told. It captures a wonderful sense of bicultural place and life as it weaves between St Albans in suburban Australia and Bosanska...

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The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can't Solve Black Problems

The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can’t Solve Black Problems

Sarah Maddison

A call for a radical restructuring of the relationship between black and white Australia.

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LOVE!

LOVE!

Zoe Foster Blake

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Madame Fourcade's Secret War

Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

Lynne Olson

The little-known true story of the woman who headed the largest spy network in Vichy France during World War II.

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Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs history

Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs history

Mark Dapin

Why everything you think you know about Australia's Vietnam War is wrong

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A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing

A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing

DaMaris Hill

Contains biographical information about black women freedom fighters throughout the history of the United States, as well as poems inspired by the women discussed in the text.

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A Short History of Brexit: From Brentry to Backstop

A Short History of Brexit: From Brentry to Backstop

Kevin O'Rourke

After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O'Rourke writes, Brexit did not emerge out of nowhere- it is the culmination of events that have been under way for decades and...

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Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon

Professor Maxwell’s Duplicitous Demon

Brian Clegg

The great conundrum that has taxed the finest minds in physics

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Faber & Faber: The Untold Story

Faber & Faber: The Untold Story

Toby Faber

A vibrant history of the London publishing house Faber and Faber told in its own words. Published to celebrate Faber's 90th anniversary, this is for readers who love books and are curious about the business of writing.

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Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires

Tim Mackintosh-Smith

A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone

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Badass Mums: 30 boundary breaking women getting shit done

Badass Mums: 30 boundary breaking women getting shit done

Sarah Firth

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Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

Kate Brown

A chilling expose of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl.  

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Shoshana Zuboff

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Thick: And Other Essays

Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom

In these eight ... explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom--award-winning professor and ... author of Lower Ed--embraces her ... role as a purveyor of wit, wisdom, and Black Twitter snark about all...

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A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths

A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths

John Barton

A uniquely ambitious study of the Bible's creation: how it came to be written, how its contents were selected - and how it really relates to the religions that endorse it.

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When Death Takes Something From You Give it Back

When Death Takes Something From You Give it Back

Naja Marie Aidt, Denise Newman

An unflinchingly raw and lyrical exploration of loss, poetry and love.

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Mother: An Unconventional History

Mother: An Unconventional History

Sarah Knott

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On Drinking

On Drinking

Charles Bukowski

The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some...

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 Read reviewCity of Trees

City of Trees

Sophie Cunningham

A rich and insightful collection of personal essays about life, death and our connection to the environment from bestselling Australian author Sophie Cunningham

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The Road Before Me Weeps

The Road Before Me Weeps

Nick Thorpe

A powerful and revealing firsthand account of the migrant and refugee experience on the overland route across Europe

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister.

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What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

Nicci Gerrard

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 Read reviewBeyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook

Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook

Jacqueline Kent

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