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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Animal Languages

Animal Languages

Eva Meijer

A fascinating and philosophical exploration of animal intelligence and the way animals communicate with each other, and us.

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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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 Special priceArboretum

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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Border Wars: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration

Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Michael D. Shear

Two New York Times Washington correspondents provide an inside account with never-before-told stories of the defining issue of Donald Trump's presidency: his steadfast opposition to immigration to the US.

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

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

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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Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre

Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre

Jeff Sparrow

The first book since Christchurch to trace the massacre's fascist roots and what it represents.

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A House in the Mountains

A House in the Mountains

Caroline Moorehead

From the Sunday Times-bestselling author of Village of Secrets, comes the extraordinary story of four courageous women who helped form the Italian Resistance during WW2

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 Special priceThe Light that Failed: A Reckoning

The Light that Failed: A Reckoning

Ivan Krastev, Stephen Holmes

A landmark book that completely transforms our understanding of the crisis of liberalism from two pre-eminent intellectuals.

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How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age

How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age

John Maeda

John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. ...

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 Special priceCrusaders

Crusaders

Dan Jones

A history of the Crusades.

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Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

Don’t Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech

Rana Foroohar

From acclaimed Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst, a penetrating indictment of how today's biggest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, and our minds.

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Waters of the World

Waters of the World

Sarah Dry

How did we come to have a global climate? What role do the complex interactions of ice, ocean and atmosphere play in sustaining life on Planet Earth? And who are the scientists who figured all these intricate processes out?

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The Surprise Party: How the Coalition Went from Chaos to Comeback

The Surprise Party: How the Coalition Went from Chaos to Comeback

Aaron Patrick

In this gripping behind-the-scenes account, acclaimed journalist Aaron Patrick examines how the Coalition came back from the brink, and what that means for Australia.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants

Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

The final collection of essays from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of The Name of the Rose and The Prague Cemetery, on the subjects of art and culture.

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Against All Odds

Against All Odds

Craig Challen, Richard Harris, Ellis Henican

The inside account of the breathtaking rescue that captured the world.

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The Saturday Portraits

The Saturday Portraits

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A collection of stunning biographical portraits from Maxine Beneba Clarke, bestselling and prize-winning author of The Hate Race and Foreign Soil.   

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Roots: How Melbourne Became the Live Music Capital of the World

Roots: How Melbourne Became the Live Music Capital of the World

Craig Horne

Roots is the history of live music in Melbourne, from jazz to blues, country, folk, rhythm and blues to rock, and the socio-political stories of those musicians who played what they wanted, when they wanted, without a damn.

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Nothing New: A History of Second-hand

Nothing New: A History of Second-hand

Robyn Annear

Robyn Annear lends her signature wit to this fantastic history of second-hand: from the origins of the op shop to eBay, up-cycling and how new became normal.

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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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Who Owns History?

Who Owns History?

Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson focuses his razor-sharp mind on one of the greatest contemporary issues in the worlds of art and culture: the return of cultural property taken from its country of creation.

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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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Life: Selected Writings

Life: Selected Writings

Tim Flannery

Essays, speeches and collective musings from one of Australia's greatest minds. From climate change to art, books, and the environment, there is something here for every Flannery fan.

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 Read reviewThe Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat

Julian Barnes

Britain's most passionate Francophile takes us on a wonderfully rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi

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Mallee Country: Land, People, History

Mallee Country: Land, People, History

Richard Broome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor, Katie Holmes

Mallee Country tells the powerful history of mallee lands and people across southern Australia from Deep Time to the present

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Remarkable Trees

Remarkable Trees

Christina Harrison, Tony Kirkham

Artists and botanists alike have been inspired by trees for centuries, and a varied and beautiful range of images from the unrivalled archive at Kew illustrate the stories, to create this enlightening and enchanting book.

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

Bianca Nogrady, Lisa Harvey-Smith

This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing showcases the most powerful, colourful, insightful and brilliant news, feature, essay and poetry writing from Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and...

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The Book of Gutsy Women

The Book of Gutsy Women

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them-women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

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How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century

How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century

Erik Olin Wright

What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it?

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Incidental Inventions

Incidental Inventions

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

This is a must for all Ferrante fans.      

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Curious: Life hacks through maths

Curious: Life hacks through maths

Lily Serna

Fast and fun maths solutions to everyday dilemmas by Lily Serna, mathematician and star of Catalyst, and Letters and Numbers.

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Professor 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

Catch and Kill

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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George Seddon: Selected Writings

George Seddon: Selected Writings

Andrea Gaynor

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Almost Perfekt

Almost Perfekt

David Crouch

Everything you ever wanted to know about the almost perfekt country... For fans of Stig Abell, Helen Russell and anyone who wants to know how the world really works.

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The Story of Gardening

The Story of Gardening

Penelope Hobhouse, Ambra Edwards

A fully updated and revised edition of a gardening classic.

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How the Pill Changes Everything: Your Brain on Birth Control

How the Pill Changes Everything: Your Brain on Birth Control

Sarah E Hill

A groundbreaking book that reveals, for the first time, the crucial information every woman taking hormonal birth control needs to know

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Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

Voices of History: Speeches that Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

A collection of history's greatest speeches, with commentary from internationally bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore

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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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Fair Play

Fair Play

Eve Rodsky

The author--tapped by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine as the expert on this topic for a new generation of women--offers a revolutionary, real-world solution to the problem of unpaid, invisible work that women have shouldered...

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Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York 2011-2019

Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York 2011-2019

Natasha Stagg

Essays and stories on fashion, art, and culture in the New York of the 2010s.

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The Red Hand

The Red Hand

Peter Temple

The unpublished, unfinished and unmissable writings of the unforgettable Peter Temple

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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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The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat

The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat

Tim Bonyhady

A surprising and absorbing new work of scientific, historical and environmental investigation, featuring one of Australia's most misunderstood native animals, the long-haired rat.

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 Read reviewThe Devil's Grip

The Devil’s Grip

Neal Drinnan

From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District's prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil's...

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Bird Bonds

Bird Bonds

Gisela Kaplan

An absorbing, compelling insight into the unique and extraordinary lives of Australian native birds by a leading expert in the field.

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Buckley's Chance

Buckley’s Chance

Garry Linnell

The greatest Australian story never told - until now.

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Three 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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Kochland

Kochland

Christopher Leonard

Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalisation through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard's Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how the...

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How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

A radical new way to think about racism and an inspiring treatise for what to do about it from the Winner of the National Book Award 2016 and founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center.

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The Women of the Moon

The Women of the Moon

Daniel R. Altschuler, Fernando J. Ballesteros

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

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Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Aaron Bastani

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

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Psychedelic Apes

Psychedelic Apes

Alex Boese

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

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Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Matt McCarthy

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

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The Letters of Paul Cezanne

The Letters of Paul Cezanne

Alex Danchev

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

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On Shirley Hazzard: Writers on Writers

On Shirley Hazzard: Writers on Writers

Michelle de Kretser

In this vibrant, rich and personal essay on acclaimed author Shirley Hazzard, Michelle de Kretser offers a masterclass in writing that is powerful and exhilarating

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The Change Makers

The Change Makers

Shaun Carney

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

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Fentanyl, Inc.

Fentanyl, Inc.

Ben Westhoff

An undercover investigation into the synthetic-drug epidemic.

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Symphony in C

Symphony in C

Robert Hazen

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

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Coventry

Coventry

Rachel Cusk

After the publication of Outline, Transit and Kudos - in which Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction - this writer of uncommon brilliance returns with a series of essays that offers new insights on the themes at the heart...

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Never Enough

Never Enough

Judith Grisel

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

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The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

The Body: A Guide for Occupants - THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

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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 Special priceThe Planets

The Planets

Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen

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

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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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This is What a Feminist Looks Like

This is What a Feminist Looks Like

Emily Maguire

In this passionate and timely account, Emily Maguire charts a course through the history of Australian feminism - from the First Wave to the Fourth, from suffragists to Riot Grrrls, from equal pay to #metoo.

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Defeating the Ministers of Death

Defeating the Ministers of Death

David Isaacs

The compelling story of vaccination.

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 Read reviewFinding the Heart of the Nation

Finding the Heart of the Nation

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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Will AI Replace Us?

Will AI Replace Us?

Shelly Fan, Matthew Taylor

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

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 Special priceThe Europeans

The Europeans

Orlando Figes

A dazzling, highly original account of three remarkable individuals and their part in creating the matchless new culture of 19th-century Europe.

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Close Encounters with Humankind

Close Encounters with Humankind

Sang-Hee Lee, Shin-Young Yoon

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

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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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 Special price'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More

‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More

Iggy Pop

Lyrics, essays and photographs from one of music's most influential, enduring and endearing artists.

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

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

Megan Daley

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

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Space Dogs

Space Dogs

Martin Parr, Richard Hollingham

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

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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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The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

Mona Eltahawy

A bold and uncompromising feminist manifesto that shows women and girls how to defy, disrupt, and destroy the patriarchy by embracing the qualities they've been trained to avoid.

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Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

Cyrus Farivar

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

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The Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System - BBC Sky At Night's Best Astronomy and Space Books of 2019

The Secret Lives of Planets: A User’s Guide to the Solar System - BBC Sky At Night’s Best Astronomy and Space Books of 2019

Paul Murdin

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

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We Refugees

We Refugees

Emma Larking

They are our neighbours, ancestors, friends; not a tide or a crisis but a test of our imagination. The stories, essays and poetry in this beautiful anthology bridge cultural divides to offer hope and healing. A fundraiser for the...

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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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On Fire

On Fire

Naomi Klein

In her most galvanising book yet, Naomi Klein makes the case for a radical New Deal.

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The Outlaw Ocean

The Outlaw Ocean

Ian Urbina

The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenaline-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.

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

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

Christopher Williams

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

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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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Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try...

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Growing Up Muslim in Australia

Growing Up Muslim in Australia

Amra Pajalic, Demet Divaroren

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Shout

Shout

Laurie Halse Anderson

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

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 Special priceWe are the Weather

We are the Weather

Jonathan Safran Foer

From the bestselling author of Eating Animals, a brilliantly fresh and accessible take on climate change - and what we can do about it.

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 Read reviewThe Anarchy

The Anarchy

William Dalrymple

In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.

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I Miss You When I Blink

I Miss You When I Blink

Mary Laura Philpott

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

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Secret: The Making of Australia's Security State

Secret: The Making of Australia’s Security State

Brian Toohey

Brian Toohey draws on decades of inquiries into national security to examine governing by stealth.

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Teen Brain

Teen Brain

David Gillespie

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

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Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries

Diagnosis: Solving the Most Baffling Medical Mysteries

Lisa Sanders

A collection of more than fifty hard-to-crack medical quandaries, featuring the best of The New York Times Magazine's popular 'Diagnosis' column - the inspiration for the upcoming Netflix original series

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The Innocence of Memories

The Innocence of Memories

Orhan Pamuk

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Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country

Advancing Australia: Ideas for a Better Country

Amanda Dunn, John Watson

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

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Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Rebecca Huntley

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

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 Special priceLegacy

Legacy

Thomas Harding

A panoramic new history of modern Britain, as told through the story of one extraordinary family, and one groundbreaking company.

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The Baby

The Baby

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

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

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 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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This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality

This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality

Peter Pomerantsev

Stunning and much anticipated follow up to the acclaimed, prize-winning, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible.

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Breaking Point: The Future of Australian Cities

Breaking Point: The Future of Australian Cities

Peter Seamer

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

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The Unsettling of Europe: The Great Migration, 1945 to the Present

The Unsettling of Europe: The Great Migration, 1945 to the Present

Peter Gatrell

The extraordinary story of modern Europe on the move.

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 Read reviewThe Girls

The Girls

Chloe Higgins

A memoir of enormous power: of family, loss, and sexuality which recalls Kate Holden, Fiona Wright or Sarah Krasnostein.

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When You're Not OK: A Toolkit for Tough Times

When You’re Not OK: A Toolkit for Tough Times

Jill Stark

When You're Not OK is an emotional first-aid kit for your body, mind, and soul, written by someone who's been there too.

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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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#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

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

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

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Sex in the Brain

Sex in the Brain

Amee Baird

What controls our sex lives? Our brains.  Yet there is surprisingly little research into the ways our brains influence  our sex drive. Research mainly takes place when something goes wrong through ...

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Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage

Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook’s First Voyage

Mel Gooding, David Mabberley, Joseph Studholme

A compact edition of Joseph Banks' extraordinary botanical engravings of flora discovered on Captain Cook's first voyage.

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Keep Clear: My Adventures with Asperger's

Keep Clear: My Adventures with Asperger’s

Tom Cutler

A wonderfully bittersweet, funnystrange account of living unwittingly with Asperger's syndrome.

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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 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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Biased

Biased

Dr Jennifer Eberhardt

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

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Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers

Sady Doyle

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

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Resistance, Rebellion and Revolt

Resistance, Rebellion and Revolt

Professor James Walvin

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

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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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Silliness: A serious history

Silliness: A serious history

Peter Timms

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

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The Mosquito

The Mosquito

Timothy Winegard

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

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 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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Paris and Other Disappointments

Paris and Other Disappointments

Adam Rozenbachs

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

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Assembly

Assembly

Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri

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

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 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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 Special priceOutrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love

Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love

Naomi Wolf

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

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Beyond the Bump

Beyond the Bump

Sally Shepherd

Beyond the Bump is a thoughtful and practical guide that aims to help new mums feel calm, confident and equipped to face the physical, emotional and mental hurdles they may encounter post birth.    

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First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

First, They Erased Our Name: A Rohingya Speaks

Habiburahman, Sophie Ansel

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

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Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

Heida: A Shepherd at the Edge of the World

Steinunn Sigurdardottir

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

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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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The Dinosaurs Rediscovered

The Dinosaurs Rediscovered

Michael J. Benton

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

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Surf by Day, Jam by Night

Surf by Day, Jam by Night

Ash Grunwald

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

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Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific

Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific

Charmaine Chan

An inspiring architecture and interior design survey of the most stunning courtyard houses of the Asia-Pacific region.

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 Special priceHalliday Wine Companion 2020

Halliday Wine Companion 2020

James Halliday

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

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The Revolution of Man

The Revolution of Man

Phil Barker

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

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Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

Christopher Bonanos

The first comprehensive biography of Weegee - photographer, psychic , ultimate New Yorker, and the man behind some of the most iconic crime scene shots.

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

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

Carrie Goldberg, Jeannine Amber

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

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Shame On Me

Shame On Me

Tessa McWatt

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 Read reviewBeyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook

Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook

Jacqueline Kent

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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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Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead

Brene Brown

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

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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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Literature: Why It Matters

Literature: Why It Matters

Robert Eaglestone

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

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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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Three Birds Renovations

Three Birds Renovations

Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless, Lana Taylor

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

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No Worries

No Worries

Sarah Edelman

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

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The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

Susannah Stapleton

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

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

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

Steven M Gillon

A major biography by New York Times bestselling historian Steven M. Gillon.

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The Stonewall Reader

The Stonewall Reader

Jason Baumann, Edmund White

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

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Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

Andrew Ross

The story of Palestine's stonemasons and the building of Israel

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I Like to Watch

I Like to Watch

Emily Nussbaum

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

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Never Ending Nightmare

Never Ending Nightmare

Pierre Dardot, Christian Laval

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

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A Spanner in the Works

A Spanner in the Works

Loretta Smith

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

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Pills, Powder, and Smoke

Pills, Powder, and Smoke

Antony Loewenstein

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

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 Special priceA 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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Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping

Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping

Roger Faligot

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

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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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Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Winning for Women: A Personal Story

Iola Mathews

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Perfect Motion

Perfect Motion

Jono Lineen

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

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The Art of Growing Up

The Art of Growing Up

John Marsden

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

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The Anxious Triumph

The Anxious Triumph

Donald Sassoon

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

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Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity

Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity

Randa Abdel-Fattah, Sara Saleh

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

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 Read reviewA Wunch of Bankers

A Wunch of Bankers

Daniel Ziffer

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

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The 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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Digital Cash

Digital Cash

Finn Brunton

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

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Mortal Republic

Mortal Republic

Edward J. Watts

A new history of the Roman Republic and its collapse

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The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide

Tom Bamforth

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

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Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

Linda Geddes

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

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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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Dope World: Adventures in Drug Lands

Dope World: Adventures in Drug Lands

Niko Vorobyov

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

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Plots and Prayers

Plots and Prayers

Niki Savva

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

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The Kabul Peace House

The Kabul Peace House

Mark Isaacs

A story of peace in a land of unending war.

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

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

Steve Biddulph

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

Harry Smith

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

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Split: True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings

Split: True Stories of Leaving, Loss and New Beginnings

Lee Kofman

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

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Our Mob Served

Our Mob Served

Allison Cadzow, Mary Anne Jebb

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

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

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

Mike Thomson

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

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Australia's Original Languages: An Introduction

Australia’s Original Languages: An Introduction

R. M. W. Dixon

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

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This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

Extinction Rebellion

It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about climate change. Our last chance to save the world as we know it.   

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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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 Read reviewBreaking Badly

Breaking Badly

Georgie Dent

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Waste Not Everyday

Waste Not Everyday

Erin Rhoads

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

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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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Falter

Falter

Bill McKibben

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

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This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto

Suketu Mehta

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

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

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come

Jessica Pan

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

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 Read reviewMirka Mora: A Life Making Art

Mirka Mora: A Life Making Art

Sabine Cotte

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

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Apollo 11: The Inside Story

Apollo 11: The Inside Story

David Whitehouse

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

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 Special priceClearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Tim Smedley

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

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Castaway

Castaway

Robert Macklin

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

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101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

101 Ways to Go Zero Waste

Kathryn Kellogg

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

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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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 Read reviewSomething to Believe In

Something to Believe In

Andrew Stafford

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

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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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 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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 Special priceWild 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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Becoming

Becoming

Michelle Obama

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

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The End of Forgetting

The End of Forgetting

Kate Eichhorn

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

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Skywriting: Making Radio Waves

Skywriting: Making Radio Waves

Robyn Ravlich

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

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The Master Plan

The Master Plan

Chris Wilson, Bret Witter

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

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 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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Promise Me You'll Shoot Yourself

Promise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself

Florian Huber

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

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Siege: Trump Under Fire

Siege: Trump Under Fire

Michael Wolff

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

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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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Blackout

Blackout

Matthew Warren

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

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The People vs The Banks

The People vs The Banks

Michael Roddan

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

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Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Mark Manson

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

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Paper Emperors

Paper Emperors

Sally Young

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

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The Borgias: Power and Fortune

The Borgias: Power and Fortune

Paul Strathern

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

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Critical

Critical

Matt Morgan

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

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The Angina Monologues: Stories of Surgery for Broken Hearts

The Angina Monologues: Stories of Surgery for Broken Hearts

Samer Nashef

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

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Mama's Boy: A Memoir

Mama’s Boy: A Memoir

Dustin Lance Black

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

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Walks in the Wild

Walks in the Wild

Peter Wohlleben

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

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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Mary Norris

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

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Whole

Whole

Harriet Birrell

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

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Alice to Prague

Alice to Prague

Tanya Heaslip

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

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 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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Buddhism for Meat Eaters

Buddhism for Meat Eaters

Josephine Moon

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Everything in its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Everything in its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Oliver Sacks

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

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The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

Peter Hessler

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

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Make, Think, Imagine

Make, Think, Imagine

John Browne

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

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 Read reviewUnlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind

Unlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind

Nicola Redhouse

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

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Bedlam at Botany Bay

Bedlam at Botany Bay

James Dunk

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

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 Read reviewFrom Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

Judith Brett

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

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 Special priceRobert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

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

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries

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

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When Death Takes Something From You Give it Back

When Death Takes Something From You Give it Back

Naja Marie Aidt, Denise Newman

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

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The Little Virtues

The Little Virtues

Natalia Ginzburg, Dick Davis

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

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Thick: And Other Essays

Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom

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

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

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

Benjamin Dreyer

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

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 Special priceMother: An Unconventional History

Mother: An Unconventional History

Sarah Knott

An innovative and intimate history of maternity.  

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

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

Massimo Pigliucci, Gregory Lopez

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

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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

Amanda Montell

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

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Why Young Men

Why Young Men

Jamil Jivani

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

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Gene Eating

Gene Eating

Dr Giles Yeo

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

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Little One

Little One

Peter Papathanasiou

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

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 Special priceThe Lost Art of Scripture

The Lost Art of Scripture

Karen Armstrong

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

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How to Defend Australia

How to Defend Australia

Hugh White

A brilliant and important book about Australia's future

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

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

Anne de Courcy

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

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Intimate Antipathies

Intimate Antipathies

Luke Carman

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Quitting Plastic: Easy and practical ways to cut down the plastic in your life

Quitting Plastic: Easy and practical ways to cut down the plastic in your life

Clara Williams Roldan, Louise Williams

How to reduce plastic in your everyday life, starting with changes that are small and easy to make, and working up to bigger changes to your daily routine.

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

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

Dorian Lynskey

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

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Contesting Australian History

Contesting Australian History

Joy Damousi, Judith Smart

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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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The Talking Cure

The Talking Cure

Gillian Straker, Jacqui Winship

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

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The Colonial Fantasy: Why white Australia can't solve black problems

The Colonial Fantasy: Why white Australia can’t solve black problems

Sarah Maddison

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

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A Better Death

A Better Death

Ranjana Srivastava

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Webtopia

Webtopia

Peter Lewis

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

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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs

Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs

Jane McAdam, Fiona Chong

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

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The Night Dragon

The Night Dragon

Matthew Condon

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

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Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country

Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe’s Lost Country

Simon Winder

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

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Love and Resistance:

Love and Resistance:

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

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

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Elderhood

Elderhood

Louise Aronson

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

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The Road Before Me Weeps

The Road Before Me Weeps

Nick Thorpe

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

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 Read reviewWitches: What Women Do Together

Witches: What Women Do Together

Sam George-Allen

An exploration of the work women do together.   

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Kosciuszko

Kosciuszko

Nick Brodie

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

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Choice Words: A Collection of Writing about Abortion

Choice Words: A Collection of Writing about Abortion

Louise Swinn

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

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The Seventies

The Seventies

Michelle Arrow

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

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Progressive New World

Progressive New World

Marilyn Lake

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

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Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders

Pirates: A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders

Peter Lehr

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

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No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

No Walls And The Recurring Dream: A Memoir

Ani DiFranco

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

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On David Malouf: Writers on Writers

On David Malouf: Writers on Writers

Nam Le

Nam Le takes the reader on a thrilling intellectual ride in this sharp, bold essay

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 Read reviewAccidental Feminists

Accidental Feminists

Jane Caro

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

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 Special priceBookends: Collected Intros and Outros

Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros

Michael Chabon

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

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The Apollo Chronicles

The Apollo Chronicles

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

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

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Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Nora Heysen: A Portrait

Anne-Louise Willoughby

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

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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr Alice Gorman

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

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This Young Monster

This Young Monster

Charlie Fox

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

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No Apologies

No Apologies

Joanne Brookfield

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How We Fight White Supremacy

How We Fight White Supremacy

Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin

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

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Things Nobody Knows But Me

Things Nobody Knows But Me

Amra Pajalic

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

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Women to the Front

Women to the Front

Heather Sheard, Ruth Lee

Australian Women Doctors of the First World War

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Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story

Kindred: A Cradle Mountain Love Story

Kate Legge

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

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Extraordinary Insects

Extraordinary Insects

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

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

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LOVE!

LOVE!

Zoe Foster Blake

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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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The Intelligence Trap

The Intelligence Trap

David Robson

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

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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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 Special priceLast Days at Hot Slit

Last Days at Hot Slit

Andrea Dworkin, Johanna Fateman, Amy Scholder, Chris Kraus

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

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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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Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing

Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing

Jill Blakeway

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

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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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Hell of a Time

Hell of a Time

Philip Owen Ayton, Ross McMullin

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

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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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Madame Fourcade's Secret War

Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

Lynne Olson

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

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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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This is Not Just a Painting

This is Not Just a Painting

Bernard Lahire

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

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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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 Special priceHumour

Humour

Terry Eagleton

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

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Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon

Professor Maxwell’s Duplicitous Demon

Brian Clegg

The great conundrum that has taxed the finest minds in physics

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My First Memory

My First Memory

Ben Holden

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

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Made in Sweden: 25 Ideas That Created a Country

Made in Sweden: 25 Ideas That Created a Country

Elisabeth Asbrink

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A Fixed Place: The Long and Short of Story

A Fixed Place: The Long and Short of Story

Kathleen Mary Fallon

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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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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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Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet

Yasha Levine

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

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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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Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics

Wrote For Luck: Selected Lyrics

Shaun Ryder

30 of Shaun Ryder's lyrics with commentary by the 'Salford Dylan' collected for the first time.

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Chaucer: A European Life

Chaucer: A European Life

Marion Turner

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

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

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

David Graeber

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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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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

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

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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

How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens business, medicine, education, government-and the quality of our lives Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is...

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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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Honourable Exit

Honourable Exit

Thurston Clarke

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

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