Non-Fiction 2014

Hole's Live Through This

Hole’s Live Through This

Anwen Crawford

Courtney Love has never been less than notorious. Her intelligence, ambition and appetite for confrontation have made her a target in a music industry still dominated by men. As Kurt Cobain's wife she was derided as an...

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The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

Dan Jurafsky (Stanford University)

Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food.

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English for the Natives: Discover the Grammar You Don't Know You Know

English for the Natives: Discover the Grammar You Don’t Know You Know

Harry Ritchie

A guide to the grammar you already know

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Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine

Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine

Chris Wild

Unexpected images selected by the curator of the popular blog The Retronaut take readers on a visual odyssey through an unfamiliar past; a place where crocodiles take children on walks, Queen Victoria is caught smiling, and...

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The Penguin Book of Witches

The Penguin Book of Witches

Katherine Howe

From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental...

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Clean Living Fast Food

Clean Living Fast Food

Luke Hines, Scott Gooding

Bondi boys Luke and Scott are back, and this time they're out to cure your junk food cravings! One of the biggest challenges of embarking on a new diet is coping with the cravings for all that fast food you've had to give up. In...

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You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in all of us

You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in all of us

Lonely Planet

You Only Live Once inspires readers to seize the moment, explore the world and share their incredible stories. With over 1000 experiences for every stage of life, and featuring stunning photography, illustrations and infographics...

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Australia Under Surveillance

Australia Under Surveillance

Frank Moorhouse

ASIO has kept a file on Frank Moorhouse since he was seventeen. Now Frank has decided it is time to report on ASIO. This year ASIO has extended its surveillance powers, made the issuing of warrants easier and limited the freedom...

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Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

Keller Easterling

The Medium is the Message for the twenty-first century - why infrastructure is the battleground for the future

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Soviet Space Dogs

Soviet Space Dogs

Marianne Van den Lemmer, FUEL, Inna Cannon

On 3 November 1957, the dog Laika was the first Earth-born creature to enter space, making her instantly famous around the world. She did not return. Her death, a few hours after launching, transformed her into a legendary symbol...

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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

Chris Taylor

Forty years and $37 billion later, on the eve of Episode VII, the first complete history of Star Wars - from Lucas's early drafts to the present day.

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The Secrets of the Anzacs: The untold story of venereal disease in the Australian army, 1914-1919

The Secrets of the Anzacs: The untold story of venereal disease in the Australian army, 1914-1919

Raden Dunbar

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Australia 1901 - 2001: A Narrative History

Australia 1901 - 2001: A Narrative History

Andrew Tink

Andrew Tink's superb book tells the story of Australia in the twentieth century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked by the trauma of war and the despair of the depression, balanced by extraordinary...

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Horses in Australia: An illustrated history

Horses in Australia: An illustrated history

Nicolas Brasch

This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the horse in Australia past and present. From Cobb & Co to Black Caviar, from the Walers of World War I to The Man from Snowy River, it showcases our best historical and...

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Between Us: Women of Letters

Between Us: Women of Letters

Michaela McGuire, Marieke Hardy

Our biggest and most exciting Women of Letters collection yet! Between Us features the warmth, intelligence and letters we've come to expect from Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, but also includes several People of Letters...

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

The Best Australian Science Writing 2014

Ashley Hay, Ian Lowe

Now in its fourth year, this popular and acclaimed anthology steps inside the nation's laboratories and its finest scientific and literary minds. Featuring prominent authors, it covers topics as diverse and wondrous as our 'lumpy'...

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Other States of Mind

Other States of Mind

Natasha Bernard

Nearly half of our population will experience changes in their mental state at some stage in their lives ... depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, PND-there are so many clinical names thrown around to describe our thoughts, feelings...

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Dame Maggie Scott: A Life In Dance

Dame Maggie Scott: A Life In Dance

Michelle Potter, Graeme Murphy

A wonderful celebration of the life of Dame Maggie Scott, recognizing her contribution to dance over the last 67 years.

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Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy

Francis Fukuyama

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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.

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Survival of the Nicest: how altruism made us human, and why it pays to get along

Survival of the Nicest: how altruism made us human, and why it pays to get along

Stefan Klein, David Dollenmayer

This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of survival of the fittest - and invites us all to think and act more altruistically

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An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?

Geoffrey Robertson, QC

Geoffrey Robertson QC tackles the most controversial question that is still being asked about World War One.

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Well May We Say...The Speeches That Made Australia

Well May We Say…The Speeches That Made Australia

Sally Warhaft

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 Read reviewYes Please

Yes Please

Amy Poehler

The highly anticipated memoir of actress, comedienne and writer, Amy Poehler.

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Margaret & Gough: The Love Story That Shaped a Nation

Margaret & Gough: The Love Story That Shaped a Nation

Susan Mitchell

This is the compelling story of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, his wife Margaret and their 70-year relationship - personal and political, private and public. It is a story of how two extraordinary people, side by side, led...

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 Read reviewThe Dangerous Bride: A Memoir of Love, Gods and Geography

The Dangerous Bride: A Memoir of Love, Gods and Geography

Lee Kofman

Lee Kofman, rebellious daughter of ultra-orthodox Jews, has always sought her own way. True to her Bohemian dream where love can coexist with sexual freedom, she decided to experiment with an open marriage... despite the fact that...

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Li Na: My Life (English Edn)

Li Na: My Life (English Edn)

Li Na

Li Na claimed an unprecedented victory at the 2011 French Open at age twenty-nine, and became the first player from an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles title. Outspoken and likeable, the 'late-blooming' Chinese tennis...

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My Story

My Story

Julia Gillard

Here, in her own words, Julia Gillard reveals what life was really like as Australia's first female prime minister.

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 Read reviewA Bone of Fact

A Bone of Fact

David Walsh

MONA's David Walsh is an enigma in the Australian art world. A Bone of Fact is his unconventional, absorbing and brilliantly surprising memoir.

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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Karen Armstrong

Countering the atheist claim that believers are by default violent fanatics and religion is the cause of all major wars, this book demonstrates that religious faith is not inherently violent.

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Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories

Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories

Terrence Holt

'[Terrence Holt] is Melville + Poe + Borges but with a heart far more capacious.' - Junot Diaz A collection of essays about life as a surgical intern.

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It's Not You, Geography, It's Me

It’s Not You, Geography, It’s Me

Kristy Chambers

From the author of the bestselling Get Well Soon! My (Un)Brilliant Career as a Nurse comes a hilarious - and brutally honest - memoir about mental illness and depression. For someone who hates exercise, Kristy Chambers is pretty...

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The Good the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers (Updated and Revised)

The Good the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia’s Prime Ministers (Updated and Revised)

MacCallum Mungo

Good drinkers, bad swimmers and unlikely heroes Since Australia's birth in 1901, twenty-eight politicians have run the national show. Their time at the top has ranged from eight days for Frank Forde to eighteen years for Bob...

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The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Clare Wright

Ten years in the research and writing, inimitably bold, entertaining and irreverent in style, Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women of Ballarat-women who made Eureka a story for...

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 Read reviewBlood & Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars

Blood & Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars

Sam Vincent

Confrontations between Japanese whalers and Sea Shepherd activists make for exciting news reports during the Australian summer. But the sensational headlines and dramatic footage - eco warriors pitted against the might of the...

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The Gatekeepers: Lessons from prime ministers' chiefs of staff

The Gatekeepers: Lessons from prime ministers' chiefs of staff

R.A.W. Tiernan, Anne Rhodes

The Gatekeepers examines the position of chief of staff to the Australian Prime Minister from the perspective of key individuals who have held it. Exploring the support needs of Australian political leaders, it traces the...

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Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life

Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life

George Monbiot

How many of us sometimes feel that we are scratching at the walls of this life, seeking to find our way into a wider space beyond? That our mild, polite existence sometimes seems to crush the breath out of us? This book deals with...

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 Read reviewDress, Memory: A Memoir of My Twenties in Dresses

Dress, Memory: A Memoir of My Twenties in Dresses

Lorelei Vashti

A charming coming-of-age memoir in which every dress tells a story. Dress, Memory is about a decade in dresses. Perceptive and poignant, humorous and heartwarming, it's the story of growing up and growing into yourself. It's about...

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Prisoner X

Prisoner X

Rafael Epstein

Prisoner X, just 34 years old, was slumped in a small bathroom, separated from his cell by a transparent door. Kept in one of the most technologically sophisticated solitary jail cells, at the behest of one of the world's most...

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Dick Hamer: The liberal Liberal

Dick Hamer: The liberal Liberal

Tim Colebatch

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 Read reviewConfessions of a People-Smuggler

Confessions of a People-Smuggler

Amiri Dawood

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Why Aren't We Dead Yet?: The Survivor's Guide to the Immune System

Why Aren’t We Dead Yet?: The Survivor’s Guide to the Immune System

Ben-Barak Idan

Disease - specifically infectious disease - is what eventually kills the overwhelming majority of us. In fact, it's amazing that it doesn't get us sooner: we fight off millions of disease-causing germs every day. So how come we're...

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The Fights of My Life

The Fights of My Life

Greg Combet, Mark Davis

The Fights of My Life is the story of a man who faces up to the power structures of politics, big business and the media. His latest target is the labour movement, arguing that the Labor Party and the trade unions must...

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Our Ageing Brain: How our mental capacities develop as we grow older

Our Ageing Brain: How our mental capacities develop as we grow older

Andrew Aleman

Our Ageing Brain is a refreshing, informative, and ultimately positive book about what happens to our brains as we grow older. Drawing on the latest research, it tells you what takes place in the brain and why, how to...

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Kevin Rudd: Twice Prime Minister

Kevin Rudd: Twice Prime Minister

Patrick Weller

Beginning with Rudd's childhood in rural Queensland, examines the people, places and politics that shaped him into the leader he is today. A frank analysis of Kevin Rudd's leadership style and his government's first term in...

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Tim Winton: Critical Essays

Tim Winton: Critical Essays

Lyn McCredden, Nathanael O'Reilly

Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-331) and index.

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Cavewomen Don't Get Fat:The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results

Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat:The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results

Blum Esther

Hundreds of thousands of years of evolutionary history can't be wrong! French women don't get fat, and neither did cave women according to this clever new back-to-basics diet book that promotes a 'protein-rich, hormone-balancing...

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How to Get There

How to Get There

Sarah THORNTON

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Hell-Bent: Australia's leap into the Great War

Hell-Bent: Australia’s leap into the Great War

Douglas Newton

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Harry's Last Stand: How the world my generation built is falling down, and what we can do to save it

Harry’s Last Stand: How the world my generation built is falling down, and what we can do to save it

Harry Leslie Smith

'I am not an historian, but, at 91, I am history. This is how I see the world, and what I think we can do to change it.'

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 Read reviewFar From The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

Far From The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

Andrew Solomon

Drawing on interviews with over three hundred families, covering subjects including deafness, dwarfs, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, disability, prodigies, children born of rape, children convicted of crime and...

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Class Act

Class Act

Maxine McKew

In Class Act Maxine McKew calls for a ceasefire in the education wars-the largely irrelevant arguments over national curricula and governance issues. - See more at:...

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Twenty-One Nights in July

Twenty-One Nights in July

Ianto Ware

From Fausto Coppi’s victory on Alpe d’Huez, to Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor’s epic battle on the Puy de Dôme, from René Vietto’s shameless weeping, to Greg LeMond soiling himself in...

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Free Schools

Free Schools

David Gillespie

David Gillespie has six kids. When it came time to select high schools, he thought he should investigate the level of advantage his kids would enjoy if he spent the required $1.3 million and sent them all to private schools.

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Brainstorm

Brainstorm

Daniel J. Siegel

An inside-out guide to the emerging adolescent mind, ages 12-24 --Jacket.

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The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War

The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War

Professor Margaret MacMillan

The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. This title offers the history of the political, cultural, military and personal forces...

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The Dealer is the Devil: Inside the Aboriginal art trade

The Dealer is the Devil: Inside the Aboriginal art trade

Adrian Newstead

With vivid portraits of artists, dealers and scamsters, the book races from pre-contact and colonial days to the heady celebrations of the Sydney Olympics and the devastating impact of the global financial crisis. Newstead's...

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Power Failure: The inside story of climate politics under Rudd and Gillard

Power Failure: The inside story of climate politics under Rudd and Gillard

Philip Chubb

One of the most bitterly contested political issues of recent times has been climate change, and how - or indeed whether - Australia should act to mitigate its effects. Different policy approaches have been developed and discarded...

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The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a great nation lost its way

The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a great nation lost its way

Nick Bryant

A forensic look at the Lucky Country, from the inside and outside. Never before has Australia enjoyed such economic, commercial, diplomatic and cultural clout. Its recession - proof economy is the envy of the world. It's the...

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Where is Daniel?

Where is Daniel?

Lindsay Simpson, Bruce Morcombe, Denise Morcombe

On 7 December 2003 Daniel Morcombe disappeared on the Sunshine Coast, while waiting for a bus.

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Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

Jennifer Saunders

A young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle...

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 Read reviewGandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano

Gandolfini: The Real Life of the Man Who Made Tony Soprano

Dan Bischoff

Gandolfini: One of a Kind is the first biography of the actor, who died in June 2013 at age 51, and who some think was one of the best--and most defining--actors of his generation.

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That Sinking Feeling: Quarterly Essay 53

That Sinking Feeling: Quarterly Essay 53

Paul Toohey

In Quarterly Essay 53, Paul Toohey looks at one of Tony Abbott's signature promises: to stop the boats. Has his government succeeded? If so, at what cost?

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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

Masha Gessen

The story of Pussy Riot, punk icons and Russian dissenters, and the untold story of their infamous trial and on-going global significance

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Taking God to School: The End of Australia's Egalitarian Education?

Taking God to School: The End of Australia’s Egalitarian Education?

Marion Maddox

In Australia's public schools, students are now routinely exposed to evangelism from very conservative Christian groups. Marion Maddox uncovers the surprising impact of these groups on once secular public schooling, and the ways...

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 Read reviewGeek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software

Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software

Vikram Chandra

Looks at the connection between the two worlds of art and technology. This book explores such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the male machismo of geeks, the striking presence of an 'Indian Mafia' in Silicon...

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Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America

Across the Pond: An Englishman’s View of America

Terry Eagleton

An irreverent trip through American culture by a critic who 'cracks jokes as easily as one would crack walnut shells' (Washington Post). Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the British, but the English, says...

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 Read reviewTravelling Without Gods: A Chris Wallace-Crabbe Companion

Travelling Without Gods: A Chris Wallace-Crabbe Companion

Cassandra Atherton

Wide - ranging in theme and context, it explores the imaginative effects of his writing. A tribute to Chris on the occasion of this eightieth birthday, in many ways it suggests an alternative cultural history of Australia since...

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 Read reviewThe Feel-Good Hit of the Year: A Memoir

The Feel-Good Hit of the Year: A Memoir

Liam Pieper

Hilarious, compelling and sometimes heartbreaking, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year is a memoir about family, drugs and learning how to live with yourself, from a sharp and original new Australian voice.

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Noise in my Head: Voices from the Ugly Australian Underground

Noise in my Head: Voices from the Ugly Australian Underground

James Kritzler

The Ugly Australian Underground documents the music, song writing, aesthetics, lives and struggles of 50 of Australias most innovative and creatively significant bands and artists at the creative peak of their careers.

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 Read reviewThe Poet's Wife

The Poet’s Wife

Mandy Sayer

In the follow-up to her bestselling memoir, Dreamtime Alice, Mandy Sayer tells the story of the ten years she and Yusef Komunyakaa spent together, first as lovers, then as husband and wife.

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Worn Stories

Worn Stories

Emily Spivack

Worn Stories collects clothing-inspired personal narratives, providing stories that not only glimpse into someone's life, but also prompts readers to give a second thought to the way they consider clothing in their own lives

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Rudd Gillard and Beyond: Penguin Specials

Rudd Gillard and Beyond: Penguin Specials

Troy Bramston

Troy Bramston is a former principal speechwriter for Kevin Rudd and an adviser to the Rudd government. He spent 10 years working as an adviser to federal Labor politicians in government and in opposition. He has been a party...

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Diary of a Foreign Minister

Diary of a Foreign Minister

Bob Carr

Six years after vacating his position as the longest - serving Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as Foreign Minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister. For 18 months he...

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The House on Carnaval Street

The House on Carnaval Street

Deborah Rodriguez

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Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and the Suicidal Mind

Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and the Suicidal Mind

Professor Mark Williams

Why do people commit suicide? Is it a cry for help or a cry of pain? In this thought-provoking book Mark Williams offers new perspectives on suicide and suicidal behaviour.

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The Economics of Just About Everything: The Hidden Reasons for Our Curious Choices and Surprising Successes

The Economics of Just About Everything: The Hidden Reasons for Our Curious Choices and Surprising Successes

Andrew Leigh

A fun and illuminating book full of surprising facts and amazing insights about how the laws of economics affect our everyday lives.

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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

Carol Wall

Carol Wall was at a crossroads. Her children had flown the nest, her beloved parents were ageing and she had overcome a serious illness. A neglected garden should have been the least of her worries. Until one day she sees a man...

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Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society

Sheila: The Australian Beauty Who Bewitched British Society

Robert Wainwright

Born on a NSW sheep station, she wedded earls and barons, was feted by London and New York society, and when she died was a Russian princess.

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 Read reviewLast Bets: A true story of gambling, morality and the law

Last Bets: A true story of gambling, morality and the law

Michaela McGuire

On a Sunday evening in July 2011, 40 - year - old Anthony Dunning was pinned to the floor of Melbourne's Crown casino by security staff. Four days later, he died in the intensive care unit of the Alfred Hospital. The incident was...

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Dangerous Allies

Dangerous Allies

Malcolm Fraser, Cain Roberts

Dangerous Allies examines Australia's history of strategic dependence and questions the continuation of this position. It argues that international circumstances, in the world and in the Western Pacific especially,...

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 Read reviewCapital: A Portrait of Twenty-First Century Delhi

Capital: A Portrait of Twenty-First Century Delhi

Rana Dasgupta

Driving along the dusty, congested roads of central Delhi gives no sense of the verdant landscape behind the high walls that line them: it is only when you ascend, for instance, to the top of the Taj Hotel, that you can look down...

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What We See When We Read

What We See When We Read

Peter Mendelsund

A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading - how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do...

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Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century

Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century

Hamish McDonald

Indonesia, a nation of thousands of islands and almost 250 million people, straddles the junction of the Pacific and Indian oceans. The world's biggest Muslim nation has long been one of Australia's important strategic partners,...

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The Great Fragmentation: And Why the Future of Business is Small

The Great Fragmentation: And Why the Future of Business is Small

Steve Sammartino

Doing business in the digital age The Great Fragmentation: And Why the Future of All Business is Small is a business survival manifesto for the technology revolution. As the world moves from the industrial era to the digital...

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Under Magnolia

Under Magnolia

Frances Mayes

A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family --

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Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Envy, Race Hatred, and the Prehistory of the Holocaust

Götz Aly

Originally published as Warum die Deutschen? Warum die Juden?: Frankfurt am Main: S. Fischer, 2011.

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The Women's Health Book

The Women’s Health Book

The Royal Women's Hospital

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Life Chances: Stories of growing up in Australia

Life Chances: Stories of growing up in Australia

Janet Taylor (Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Australia)

Presents the real life stories of five young people who were all born in the same place at the same time and who all seem to be flourishing at age 21 but who have had very different life experiences along the way. The book enables...

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Utopia or Bust

Utopia or Bust

Benjamin Kunkel

After the financial crash and the Great Recession, the media rediscovered Karl Marx, socialist theory, and the very idea that capitalism can be questioned.

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The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us

Diane Ackerman

'Our relationship with nature has changed ...radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.'

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My Crazy Century

My Crazy Century

Ivan Klima

Ivan Klima, 'a writer of enormous power and originality' (The New York Times Book Review), has penned an intimate autobiography that explores his life under Nazi and Communist regimes.

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 Read reviewShy: A Memoir

Shy: A Memoir

Sian Prior

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Jacks and Jokers

Jacks and Jokers

Matthew Condon

The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling Three Crooked Kings. Here we read about the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. The story continues as Terry Lewis...

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Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1

Swann’s Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1

William C. Carter, Marcel Proust, C. K. Scott-Moncrieff

The foremost Proust scholar of our time offers a brilliantly revised and annotated edition of the first volume of the twentieth century's most acclaimed novel

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The Lost Legions of Fromelles: The True Story of the Most Dramatic Battle in Australia's History

The Lost Legions of Fromelles: The True Story of the Most Dramatic Battle in Australia’s History

Peter Barton

Controversial and groundbreaking, this is the most authoritative book ever written on the battle of Fromelles - worst day in Australia's entire military history.

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Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Michael H. Kater

Weimar was a centre of the arts during the Enlightenment. This book offers a complete history of Weimar, from its meteoric eighteenth-century rise from obscurity through its glory days of unbridled creative expression to its dark...

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Band-Aid for a Broken Leg: Being a Doctor with No Borders and Other Ways to Stay Single

Band-Aid for a Broken Leg: Being a Doctor with No Borders and Other Ways to Stay Single

Damien Brown

A powerful, heart-breaking, surprisingly funny, honest and ultimately uplifting account of life on the medical frontline, and a moving testimony of the work done by Medecins Sans Frontieres and the extraordinary and sometimes...

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 Read reviewThe Road to Middlemarch

The Road to Middlemarch

Rebecca Mead

A celebration of George Eliot's life, work and greatest novel, exploring through a mixture of literary biography, deep reading and personal memoir how Middlemarch answers fundamental questions about life and love

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Darwin

Darwin

Tess Lea

Darwin is a survivor, you have to give it that. Razed to the ground four times in its short history, it has picked itself up out of the debris to not only rebuild but grow. Darwin has known catastrophes and resurrections; it has...

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Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus

Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus

Stephen Dando-Collins

Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation, Premier of NSW, Statesman, Visionary, Political Leader, Poet, Humanist May 27, 2015 brings the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Parkes. After he died, the London Times described...

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