Non-fiction 2019

Vox Populi

Vox Populi

Peter Jones

A witty and engaging beginner's guide to the Classics, by the author of Veni, Vidi, Vici and Eureka!

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A Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War and Peace

A Political History of the World: Three Thousand Years of War and Peace

Jonathan Holslag

A three-thousand year history of the world that examines the causes of war and the search for peace.

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Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump

Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump

Neal Katyal, Sam Koppelman

President Trump has left the US people with no choice but to remove him from office, so explains celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.

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Inner Worlds Outer Spaces: The Working Lives of Others

Inner Worlds Outer Spaces: The Working Lives of Others

Ceridwen Dovey

Intimate portraits of people who love what they do

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Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

Emma Thompson, Jackie Morris, Jo McInnes

How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing a global emergency. Temperatures are rising. Mass species extinction has begun. The time for denial is over. It is time to act.

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How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

Anthony McGowan

In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who - if anyone - has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one's life.

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The Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments and Lullabies

The Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments and Lullabies

Andrew Ford, Anni Heino

From Schubert to Springsteen, Archie Roach to Amy Winehouse, comes an illuminating history of the song for every kind of music lover.

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Arboretum

Arboretum

David Byrne

An intimate, enigmatic glimpse into the mind of the legendary musician and internationally bestselling author of How Music Works. With a new introduction by the author

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The Strayan Dictionary

The Strayan Dictionary

Dominic Knight

The most un-un-Australian dictionary ever created, The Strayan Dictionary is your indispensable guide to the native tongue of Warnie, Hawkie, Dame Nellie, Kylie (Minogue and Mole), Little Johnny, Barty and of course Boonie.

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F**k No!

F**k No!

Sarah Knight

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

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 Special priceGenius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read

Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read

Virginia Woolf

Who better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf?

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Superpower: Australia's Low-Carbon Opportunity

Superpower: Australia’s Low-Carbon Opportunity

Ross Garnaut

We have unparalleled renewable energy resources. We also have the necessary scientific skills. Australia could be the natural home for an increasing proportion of global industry. But how do we make it happen?  

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Red Flag: Waking Up to China's Challenge: Quarterly Essay 76

Red Flag: Waking Up to China’s Challenge: Quarterly Essay 76

Peter Hartcher

China has become a key nation for Australia's future - for our security, economy and identity. But what are China's intentions and strategy when it comes to Australia?

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The Conversation Yearbook 2019

The Conversation Yearbook 2019

John Watson

A little bit of authority goes a long way in an opinionated world. Here Australia's most erudite thinkers share expert views on the issues that shaped the nation in 2019. The Conversation Yearbook has become an annual bestselling...

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Beauty

Beauty

Bri Lee

In Beauty Bri Lee explores our obsession with thinness and asks how an intrinsically unattainable standard of physical 'perfection' has become so crucial to so many

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 Read reviewThe Witches Are Coming

The Witches Are Coming

Lindy West

The firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Shrill - now a Hulu series starring Aidy Bryant - provides a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just...

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Incidental Inventions

Incidental Inventions

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

This is a must for all Ferrante fans.      

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 Read reviewBig Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

Jung Chang

A major new biography from the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans, Mao and Empress Dowager Cixi: a gripping story of sisterhood, revolution and betrayal, and three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese...

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Workers and Capital

Workers and Capital

Mario Tronti

The classic text of Italian workerism available in English for the first time.

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight.

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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

Ronan Farrow

In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.   ...

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How To

How To

Randall Munroe

The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer

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Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay

From the multi-award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a brand new gift book that alternates between the hilarious and the heartbreaking, in a love...

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She Said

She Said

Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey

From the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse comes the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement.   

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Father of Lions

Father of Lions

Louise Callaghan

This is a story of human decency in the midst of barbarism - how the zookeeper of Mosul Zoo saved the animals during the Isis rule of the city between 2014 and 2017.

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Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion

Jia Tolentino

Following in the footsteps of American luminaries such as Susan Sontag, Joan Didion and Rebecca Solnit, comes this dazzling collection of essays on the internet, the self, feminism and politics from one of the brightest young...

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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 Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson

Eagerly awaited, must-read new science book from the UK's bestselling non-fiction writer. Bryson is the prize-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Road to Little Dribbling

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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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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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Scatterbrain

Scatterbrain

Henning Beck

In this mind-bending book, award-winning neuroscientist Henning Beck explains why perfectionism is pointless ­­­- and argues that mistakes, missteps and flaws are the keys to success.

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 Read reviewFinding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

Thomas Mayor

An important and unique book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about how we can live together, moving beyond the injustices of the past.

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Kitty Flanagan's 488 Rules for Life

Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life

Kitty Flanagan

488 Rules for Life is Kitty Flanagan's way of making the world a more pleasant place to live. Applying truth and wit to modern problems. An antidote to stupidity. 

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Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls

Dorodango: The Japanese Art of Making Mud Balls

Bruce Gardner

Alongside beautiful photographs of the process, master dorodango maker Bruce Gardner covers every aspect of making and finishing your dorodango, accompanied by inspiring words on the mindful qualities of this earthy activity.

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Invisible Women

Invisible Women

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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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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Fallen

Fallen

Lucie Morris-Marr

The dramatic story of the trial of 'God's treasurer' for child sex abuse, and the conviction that sent ripples around the world.

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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

Malcolm Gladwell

The No.1 international bestselling author back with a powerful and provocative exploration of what our interactions with strangers tell us about who we are.

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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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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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 Read reviewSay Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe

Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2019. A gripping story forensically reported, Say Nothing explores the extremes people will go to for an ideal, and the way societies mend - or don't - after long and...

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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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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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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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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

Martin Gayford

Bestselling author of Modernists & Mavericks Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art.

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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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 Special priceBolder

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Range

Range

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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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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 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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The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth

David Wallace-Wells

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

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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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 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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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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The Ungrateful Refugee

The Ungrateful Refugee

Dina Nayeri

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

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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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Practice: Journalism, Essays and Criticism

Practice: Journalism, Essays and Criticism

Guy Rundle

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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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A Better Death

A Better Death

Ranjana Srivastava

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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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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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Tired of Winning

Tired of Winning

Richard Cooke

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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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The Wisdom of Wolves

The Wisdom of Wolves

Elli H. Radinger

Love your family, care for your those around you, never give up and always find time to have fun - these are the golden rules of wolves. These remarkably intelligent animals take empathetic care of their old and injured, bring up...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Demon in the Machine

The Demon in the Machine

Paul Davies

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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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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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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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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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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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On Identity

On Identity

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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The War for Kindness

The War for Kindness

Jamil Zaki

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

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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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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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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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The Tyranny of Metrics

The Tyranny of Metrics

Jerry Z. Muller

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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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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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