Non-Fiction 2013

 Read reviewDead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons

Dead Interviews: Living Writers Meet Dead Icons

Dan Crowe

Veering from the intensely serious to the wildly silly, Dead Interviews grants writers the chance to sit down with their heroes and flex their cerebral muscles, or simply indulge in some bookish gossip with a...

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Born in a Tent: How camping makes us Australian

Born in a Tent: How camping makes us Australian

Bill Garner

Born in a Tent takes the story from the campfire to the gas bottle, from a tarp slung on saplings to polymer tents and aluminium poles. It reveals how deeply our camping holidays connect us to the land, to the past, and to one...

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The Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In

The Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In

Mark Lewisohn

The first part of the definitive three-volume biography of the Beatles

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 Special priceAutobiography

Autobiography

Morrissey

It has been said 'Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.'

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 Read reviewMoving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family

Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family

Gabrielle Carey

Two literary lives defined by storytelling and secrets As her mother Joan lies dying, Gabrielle Carey writes a letter to Joan's childhood friend, the reclusive novelist Randolph Stow. This letter sets in motion a literary...

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 Read reviewTwiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest

Twiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest

Andrew Burrell

Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest is the public face of Australia's once-in-a-life time mining boom. A swashbuckling entrepreneur in the finest West Australian tradition, Twiggy took on mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto at their own game --...

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Griffith Review 42: Once Upon A Time In Oz

Griffith Review 42: Once Upon A Time In Oz

Julianne Schultz

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Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Shaun Usher

Offers a collection of one hundred and twenty five of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70...

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 Read reviewThank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

David Finkel

Suitable for bird-lovers, this book features humorous prose that reveals a man who loves words as well as birds.

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Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

David Kilcullen

In his third book, David Kilcullen takes us out of the mountains: away from the remote, rural guerrilla warfare of Afghanistan, and into the marginalised slums and complex security threats of the world's coastal cities, where...

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Stop Press: The Last Days of Newspapers

Stop Press: The Last Days of Newspapers

Rachel Buchanan

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A Story Of Grief: Penguin Special

A Story Of Grief: Penguin Special

Michaela McGuire

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The Mad Marathon: The Story of the 2013 Election

The Mad Marathon: The Story of the 2013 Election

Mungo MacCallum

This typically fast-paced, hilarious and incisive account follows Canberra's finest in action, from Tony Abbott's hi-vis vest to Julia Gillard's spectacles, with cameo appearances by Simon Crean's Filofax and Peter Slipper's bath...

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Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

Adam Phillips

We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed to be - that can trouble and even haunt us. This title delves into the gap between who we are and who...

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 Read reviewLove & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere

Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere

Poe Ballantine

At age forty six years US author Poe Ballantine ends his nomadic lifestyle and brings his beautiful wife from Mexico to Chadron, Nebraska, and becomes a father to a son who may be autistic. His neighbor, a math professor at...

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Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor, A

Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor, A

Kim Carr

Kim Carr's book is a call to arms to the next generation and an argument for why they should vote for the ALP in the September election. He details what the Party stands for in the 21st century.

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Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace

Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace

Scott Thorson

Liberace's lover tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertainer, who never publically admitted he was gay.

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 Read reviewGirt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

David Hunt

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia. In this hilarious history, David Hunt tells the real story of Australia's past from megafauna to Macquarie, the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and...

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Hearts & Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor

Hearts & Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor

Chris Bowen

Presents a manifesto to secure the Australian Labor Party's position as the dominant force in Australian politics. It advocates for governing alone or not at all, opening up the election of the parliamentary leader to party...

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Glory Daze: How a world-beating nation got so down on itself

Glory Daze: How a world-beating nation got so down on itself

Jim Chalmers

The book asks how a nation with the developed world's best economy has a dimmer view of its performance than some of the basket case economies of southern Europe have of their own, and how a country that escaped recession and mass...

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Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia: Redbacks

Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia: Redbacks

Andrew Leigh

Is Australia fair enough? And why does inequality matter anyway? In Battlers and Billionaires, Andrew Leigh weaves together vivid stories, interesting history and powerful statistics to discuss why inequality matters -- both why...

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 Read reviewForgotten War

Forgotten War

Henry Reynolds

Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it...

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 Read reviewFor God's Sake

For God’s Sake

Antony Loewenstein, Jane Caro, Rachel Woodlock, Simon Smart

This is a fascinating exercise in comparative religion and a philosophical tour de force, but also an entertaining and honest insight into the life events that led each author to their current position. Provocative,...

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 Special priceRudd v. Abbott

Rudd v. Abbott

David Marr

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have resumed battle for leadership of the nation. Here, in one volume, are their definitive portraits by Australias pre-eminent biographer and investigative journalist.

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 Read reviewThe Revolution Was Televised: From Buffy to Breaking Bad – The People and the Shows That Changed TV Drama Forever

The Revolution Was Televised: From Buffy to Breaking Bad – The People and the Shows That Changed TV Drama Forever

Alan Sepinwall

In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the past fifteen years. Focusing on twelve innovative television dramas that changed the medium...

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 Read reviewDestroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World

Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World

Jane Caro

A fabulously provocative collection by women ready to destroy the joint.

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 Read reviewWelcome to Your New Life

Welcome to Your New Life

Anna Goldsworthy

When Anna Goldsworthy, pianist and perfectionist, falls pregnant with her first child, her excitement is tempered by the daunting journey ahead. In Welcome to Your New Life, she shares the dizzying wonder and crippling...

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Qf32: From the Author of Fly!: Life Lessons from the Cockpit of Qf32

Qf32: From the Author of Fly!: Life Lessons from the Cockpit of Qf32

Richard de Crespigny

The ABIA and Indies award winner and Australian bestseller.

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 Read reviewHigh Sobriety: my year without booze

High Sobriety: my year without booze

Jill Stark

In re-examining her habits, Jill also explores Australia's love affair with alcohol, meeting alcopop-swigging teens who drink to fit in, beer-swilling blokes in a sporting culture backed by booze, and marketing bigwigs blamed for...

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Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller was Dad and Life was a Catch-22

Yossarian Slept Here: When Joseph Heller was Dad and Life was a Catch-22

Erica Heller

Yossarian Slept Here is a daughter's darkly funny, poignant memoir about growing up a Heller - from her colourful family members and her parents' tumultuous marriage, to her father's celebrity friends and the family's eccentric...

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 Read reviewIn Praise Of Love

In Praise Of Love

Alain Badiou, Nicolas Truong

The author takes on contemporary 'dating agency' conceptions of love that come complete with zero-risk insurance. He develops a new take on love that sees it as an adventure, and an opportunity for re-invention, in a constant...

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 Read reviewThe Misogyny Factor

The Misogyny Factor

Anne Summers

In 2012, Anne Summers gave two landmark speeches about women in Australia, attracting more than 120,000 visits to her website. Within weeks of their delivery Prime Minister Julia Gillards own speech about misogyny and sexism went...

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The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia (9th Edition)

The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia (9th Edition)

Graham Pizzey, Frank Knight, Sarah Pizzey

The definitive guide to identifying Australian birds.      

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Lion Hearts: A Family Saga of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Lion Hearts: A Family Saga of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Henry R. Lew

A biography of Lonek Lew, the author's father, told through the lives of over twenty people he was friendly or associated with, a number of whom were historical figures. Using his father's clear and detailed accounts of his life...

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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Dr. Eben Alexander, MD

This is the story of a prominent US neurosurgeon who has a profound afterlife experience while in a coma When an unknown bacteria attacks Dr Alexander's brain, sending him into a coma, his doctors say and MRIs show that his...

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All of It

All of It

Bev Aisbett

Bestselling author Bev Aisbett's no - nonsense text, combined with her insightful cartoon images, have reassured countless people seeking help for anxiety. Now, she reveals the deep spirit that lies behind these deceptively simple...

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Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

Martin Hickman, Tom Watson

Offers an account of the extraordinary lengths to which the Rupert Murdochs' News Corporation went to put the problem in a box (in James Murdoch's words), how its efforts to maintain and extend its power were aided by its...

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Freeloading: how our insatiable appetite for free content starves creativity

Freeloading: how our insatiable appetite for free content starves creativity

Chris Ruen

Freeloading looks at the pervasive nature of internet piracy and its effect on creators who are struggling to make a living from their popular music, literature and films. It also propsoes practical solutions for the freeloaders...

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Every Parent's Nightmare: Jock Palfreeman and the True Story of His Father's Fight to Save Him from a Lifetime in a Bulgarian Jail

Every Parent’s Nightmare: Jock Palfreeman and the True Story of His Father’s Fight to Save Him from a Lifetime in a Bulgarian Jail

Belinda Hawkins

What would you do if your son was jailed for life in a hellhole of a Bulgarian prison for a crime he didn't commit? This is the harrowing story of one father's fight to prove his son's innocence.

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 Read reviewMoney Shot: a journey into porn and censorship

Money Shot: a journey into porn and censorship

Jeff Sparrow

Money Shot: a journey into porn and censorship focuses on the 'hot button' issues in the censorship debate today, from the implications of the internet revolution to arguments about 'raunch culture' and its effects. Author from...

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 Read reviewForty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers

Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers

Janet Malcolm, Helen Garner

In Forty-one False Starts one of the world's great writers of literary non-fiction brings together for the first time essays published over several decades.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

Looks at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter...

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The Young Atheist's Handbook: Lessons for living a good life without God

The Young Atheist’s Handbook: Lessons for living a good life without God

Alom Shaha

This is a book for anyone who thinks about what they should believe and how they should live. It's for those who, like Shaha, may need the facts and the ideas -- and the courage -- to break free from inherited beliefs. He shows...

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The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays

The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays

James Wood

Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works --a new book that confirms Wood's preeminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel.

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Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

Norman Davies

Europe's history is littered with kingdoms, duchies, empires and republics which have now disappeared but which were once fixtures on the map of their age. What happened to the once-great Mediterranean Empire of Aragon? This title...

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Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity

Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity

David Blatner

An engaging new guide to the intricacies of the world around us

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 Read reviewReturn of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

William Dalrymple

A towering history of the first Afghan War by bestselling historian William Dalrymple

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Girl Stuff 13+: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years

Girl Stuff 13+: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years

Kaz Cooke

With more than 600 pages and heaps of cartoons, Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make-up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat,...

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 Read reviewPolitical Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott: Quarterly Essay 47

Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott: Quarterly Essay 47

David Marr

Quarterly Essay is a trailblazing Australian journal of politics and culture. Each issue contains a single essay written at a length of about 25,000 words, followed by correspondence on previous essays.

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 Read reviewAm I Black Enough For You?

Am I Black Enough For You?

Anita Heiss

The author gives a firsthand account of her experience as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Australian father and explains the development of her activists consciousness

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Holy Hell

Holy Hell

Patricia Feenan

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Speechless: A Year in My Father's Business

Speechless: A Year in My Father’s Business

James Button

Working for Rudd, James paints a colourful picture of the machinations of government, and shows how far the party has moved from the idealism and pragmatism of his father's generation. He ends on a note of hope for the Party's...

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This Will Make You Smarter

This Will Make You Smarter

John Brockman

Over 150 of the world's leading scientists and thinkers offer their choice of the ideas, and arguments. Every year the author sets them a question, this year that question was: What Scientific Concept Would Improve Everybody's...

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What Makes Us Tick: Making sense of who we are and the desires that drive us

What Makes Us Tick: Making sense of who we are and the desires that drive us

Hugh Mackay

Insightful and engaging, WHAT MAKES US TICK? helps to explain what drives us, concerns us and is important to each of us from Australia's leading social researcher, Hugh Mackay.

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1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia

1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia

James Boyce

Winner of the 2012 Age Book of the Year Award In 1835 an illegal squatter camp was established on the banks of the Yarra River. In defiance of authorities in London and Sydney, Tasmanian speculators began sending men and sheep...

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Age Good Food Guide 2013

Age Good Food Guide 2013

Janne Apelgren

For 33 years the most trusted, esteemed and independent restaurant guide to Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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The New Hate: a History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right

The New Hate: a History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right

Arthur Goldwag

From the 9/11 'Truthers' who think the US government allowed the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks, to the 'Birthers' who claim Barack Obama was not born in the United States, extremism in America is becoming more and more a part of the...

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Toyo: A Memoir

Toyo: A Memoir

Lily Chan

Toyo learned to ask nothing, to wait and count the days. But they passed and passed and still the doorway remained empty of his deep voice, calling out her name. Toyo is the story of a remarkable woman, a vivid picture of Japan...

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Pleasure and Pain

Pleasure and Pain

Chrissy Amphlett, Larry Writer

Chrissy Amphlett is a legend in the world of Australian music - and now she tells her own story; a unique account of a woman surviving in a male-dominated industry. She tells of what it was to be at the top, in those years of...

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Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About Our Health and the World

Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About Our Health and the World

Peter (delete) Doherty

Birds provide humans not only with enormous aesthetic pleasure, they also inform us of our ever-changing situation in this complex and unpredictable world. Free flying birds sample the atmosphere, the oceans, the plants, the...

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Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

Florence Williams

Feted and fetishised, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, developing earlier and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are...

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 Read reviewMadeleine: A Life Of Madeleine St John

Madeleine: A Life Of Madeleine St John

Helen Trinca

The compelling story of one of Australia's finest female novelists, Helen Trinca has captured the troubled life of Madeleine St John in this moving account of a remarkable writer.

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The Wolf and the Watchman: a CIA childhood

The Wolf and the Watchman: a CIA childhood

Scott Johnson

Growing up, Scott Johnson always suspected that his dad was different. Only as a teenager did he discover the truth: his father was a spy, one of the CIA's most trusted officers. And, as Scott came to realise, his father had been...

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Man vs Life

Man vs Life

Rob Pegley

Written in the style of a spoof PowerPoint business report, Man vs Life is a humorous look at the psyche of the married man in his 30s and 40s, who works in an office and is overrun by children and financial stress. It gently...

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The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

Oliver Burkeman

'If only we'd stop trying so hard to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time.' Edith Wharton The Antidote: Happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking is an exploration of a radically new path to happiness.

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Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia

Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia

Bill Gammage

Explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness, revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people.

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The Sartorialist: Closer (The Sartorialist Volume 2)

The Sartorialist: Closer (The Sartorialist Volume 2)

Scott Schuman

A collection of images of the men and women who have caught the author's attention. It looks more deeply and with greater breadth at human style, telling diverse stories of its expression around the world. It features images that...

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 Read reviewAmerican Stories: Tales of Hope and Anger

American Stories: Tales of Hope and Anger

Michael Brissenden

An engrossing account of America on a knife's edge by one of Australia's most well known journalists. In July 2009, Michael Brissenden, political editor for The 7.30 Report , moved to Washington to take up a new role as US current...

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 Read reviewBehind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

Katherine Boo

With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century's hidden worlds,...

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 Read reviewSincerely: Women Of Letters

Sincerely: Women Of Letters

Michaela McGuire, Marieke Hardy

A collection of new letters from these fantastic literary events, featuring a wide range of Australian talent, including writers, musicians, politicians, comedians and actors.

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Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

Joel Salatin

Now in paperback, the man the New York Times calls the high priest of the pasture restores the precious natural balance between human beings and the food we eat.

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 Special priceLittle Veggie Patch Co's Guide to Backyard Farming

Little Veggie Patch Co’s Guide to Backyard Farming

Fabian Capomolla, Mat Pember

Fabian Capomolla and Mat Pember are back with 'The Little Veggie Patch Co's Guide to Backyard Farming'.

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Assholes: A Theory

Assholes: A Theory

Aaron James

Philosopher Aaron James tackles the subject of assholes in a philosophical - yet also humorous, entertaining and accessible - inquiry into what makes a person an asshole. The book also explores different asshole types, the...

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Greenwash: Big Brands and Carbon Scams

Greenwash: Big Brands and Carbon Scams

Guy Pearse

Going green is the new black. In recent years, McDonalds have painted their famous golden arches green, while Richard Branson has funnelled money into renewable energy. But are these newly 'climate-friendly' companies and brands...

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Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy

Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy, Ted Widmer

Now available for the first time to the general public, this book includes transcripts and recordings from President Kennedy's time in office offering unprecedented insight into his thoughts on the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam,...

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 Special price Read reviewJ.M. Coetzee: a life in writing

J.M. Coetzee: a life in writing

J. C. Kannemeyer, Michiel Heyns

Deals with Coetzee's origins, early years, and first writings. This book corrects many of the misconceptions about Coetzee, and that illuminates the genesis and implications of his novels. It is suitable for everybody concerned...

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March Was Made of Yarn: Writers respond to Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown

March Was Made of Yarn: Writers respond to Japan’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown

David Karashima, Elmer Luke

An earthquake occurring off the north-eastern coast of Japan magnitude 9.0, duration six minutes unleashed a 50-foot tsunami that within fifteen minutes had slammed its way ashore, rushing inland six miles, crushing all in its...

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 Read reviewBoth Flesh And Not

Both Flesh And Not

Wallace David Foster

Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected non-fiction, by the legendary David Foster Wallace

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Never a Gentleman's Game: The Scandal-filled Early Years of Test Cricket

Never a Gentleman’s Game: The Scandal-filled Early Years of Test Cricket

Malcolm Knox

Cricket between the 1870s and 1914 was frought with exactly the same bitter, vicious and greedy bad behaviour as the current game. It was cricket in the raw, explored in depth by the insightful eye Malcolm Knox, with a genuine...

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Pulphead

Pulphead

John Jeremiah Sullivan

Takes us on a funhouse hall-of-mirrors ride through the other side of America - to the Ozarks for a Christian rock festival; to Florida to meet the straggling refugees of MTV's Real World ; to Indiana to investigate the formative...

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Don't go back to where you came from: Australia's Multicultural Genius

Don’t go back to where you came from: Australia’s Multicultural Genius

Tim Soutphommasane

Is a multicultural approach to integration and diversity really as destructive as critics say? Have we been too quick to declare its demise? Offering an unflinching and informed defence of cultural diversity, Tim Soutphommasane...

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How to Read a Novelist

How to Read a Novelist

John Freeman

John Freeman, author and editor of Granta magazine, has interviewed nearly every name in fiction and the literary world. In this collection Freeman has compiled the most insightful and fascinating of his interviews, essays and...

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After Words: The post-Prime Ministerial speeches

After Words: The post-Prime Ministerial speeches

Paul Keating

A unique volume of speeches and occasional pieces written entirely by former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating.

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Vitamin Green

Vitamin Green

Joshua Bolchover, Phaidon Editors, FXFOWLE, Johanna Agerman Ross

An up-to-the-minute survey of the best sustainable design and architecture.

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Pete Townshend: Who I am

Pete Townshend: Who I am

Pete Townshend

He is one of the greatest musical talents Britain has ever produced. But even as the principle songwriter and lead guitarist for The Who, it would be unjust to define Pete Townshend's life simply through his achievements with...

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Mastery

Mastery

Robert Greene, Jane Ryder Gray

Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. The author debunks the prevailing mythology of success and presents a...

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 Read reviewMortality

Mortality

Christopher Hitchens

Mortality is the most meditative piece of writing Hitchens has ever produced; at once an unsparingly honest account of the ravages of his disease, an examination of cancer WC etiquette, and the coda to a lifetime of fierce debate...

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Up on the Roof: New York's Hidden Skyline Spaces

Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces

Alex MacLean

First published in French in 2012 by Dominique Carrae, aEditeur --Colophon.

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Hell'S Battlefield: The Australians in New Guinea in World War II

Hell’S Battlefield: The Australians in New Guinea in World War II

Phillip Bradley

Hell's Battlefield is the first book that tells the whole story of the Australians against the Japanese in New Guinea during World War II, from invasion in 1942 to the brutal end game in 1945.

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Being Gay, Being Christian: You Can Be Both

Being Gay, Being Christian: You Can Be Both

Dr Stuart Edser, Michael Kirby

Is it possible to be both gay and Christian? This book explains, calmly and logically, that you can. With the support of some of the finest scientific and theological minds, Dr Stuart Edser presents a compelling case for...

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Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation

Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation

Danielle Tyson (Monash University, Australia)

Dealing with the complex case law concerning the use of the provocation defence in cases of intimate killings, this title considers the construction and representation of subjectivity and sexual difference in legal narrations of...

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 Read reviewLeaving Alexandria

Leaving Alexandria

Richard Holloway

Why is the Church, which claims to be the instrument of God's love, so prone to cruelty and condemnation? Richard seeks to answer this and to explain how, after many crises of faith, he finally and painfully left the Church.

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And Then Life Happens: A Sister's Memoir

And Then Life Happens: A Sister’s Memoir

Auma Obama

While her younger brother Barack grew up in the U.S. and Indonesia, Auma Obama's childhood played out at the other end of the world in a remote village in Kenya, the birthplace of the siblings' shared father.

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A Premier's State

A Premier’s State

Steve Bracks, Ellen Whinnett

In May 1994, while I was going through pre - selection for the seat of Williamstown, I sat down at my desk at home and I wrote a note. I was thirty - nine years old and in that note I mapped out what I hoped would happen in my...

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Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Lois W. Banner

With revelatory new information, from a leading feminist scholar and biographer, a nuanced and sympathetic biography of Marilyn Monroe to be published on the 50th anniversary of her death

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Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied

Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied

Breaking The Silence

Israeli soldiers speak out for the first time about the truth of the Palestinian occupation, in 'one of the most important books on Israel/Palestine in this generation' ( The New York Review of Books ).

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Not Drowning, Reading

Not Drowning, Reading

Andrew Relph

As a child, Andrew had a reading disability; now he is a psychoanalyst, and professionally adept in the art of conversation. Not Drowning, Reading is a work of literary non-fiction a memoir about the art and the gift of...

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