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The Bush
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The Bush

Don Watson

Taking you a on a journey through Australias landscape, and its inhabitants, this book examines what we have made, what we have destroyed, and what we have become in the process.

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On Indignation
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On Indignation

Don Watson

With characteristic wit, Don Watson explores indignation through generations of his family and their Old Testament rages. He asks why wounded pride or a sense of injustice unleashes the furies and whether there is ever virtue in...

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American Journeys
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American Journeys

Don Watson

In May 2005, on a sudden impulse, Don Watson took a train called The Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles: like a woodworm, he thought, drilling a tiny groove into the bark of the republic. Long before it reached LA, Watson...

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On Indignation
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On Indignation

Don Watson

Don Watson takes us on a journey of indignation and how it has been expressed in his forebears. His ire towards US politicians has a new moving target: Donald Trump. The US President's primary pitch had less to do with giving...

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Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Australia
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Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Australia

Don Watson

After their military defeat in 1745, the Scottish Highlanders suffered a worse humiliation. They were displaced from their ancestral lands. This is a tale of their dispossession. It also tells the rout of another people, the...

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Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart
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Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart

Don Watson

The long awaited authorised biography of Paul Keating's four years as Australia's Prime Minister. Written by his speech writer, this book is based on notes made during his term of office.

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Quarterly Essay 63: Enemy Within - American Politics in the Time of Trump
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Quarterly Essay 63: Enemy Within - American Politics in the Time of Trump

Don Watson

In Enemy Within, Don Watson takes a memorable journey into the heart of the United States in the year 2016 - and the strangest election campaign that country has seen.

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Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words,Contemporary Cliches, Cant & Management Jargon
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Watson’s Dictionary of Weasel Words,Contemporary Cliches, Cant & Management Jargon

Don Watson

The prime minister speaks of core and non-core election promises, your boss asks you to commit to an involuntary career event (you're fired), and hospitals refer to negative patient outcomes (you're dead). How to fight back? This...

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There It Is Again: Collected Writings
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There It Is Again: Collected Writings

Don Watson

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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language
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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

Don Watson

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American Journeys

Don Watson

In May 2005, on a sudden impulse, Don Watson took a train called The Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles: like a woodworm, he thought, drilling a tiny groove into the bark of the republic. Long before it reached LA, Watson...

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Death Sentence
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Death Sentence

Don Watson

Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing, funny and brilliant.

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Animal Farm
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Animal Farm

George Orwell, Don Watson

They explained that by their studies of the past three months the pigs had succeeded in reducing the principles of Animalism to seven commandments.

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There It Is Again
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There It Is Again

Don Watson

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American Journeys
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American Journeys

Don Watson

In May 2005, on a sudden impulse, Don Watson took a train called The Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles: like a woodworm, he thought, drilling a tiny groove into the bark of the republic. Long before it reached LA, Watson...

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Rabbit Syndrome: Australia and America: Quarterly Essay 4
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Rabbit Syndrome: Australia and America: Quarterly Essay 4

Don Watson

In a dark, brooding, moody essay, Don Watson plays on the paradoxes of Australia's feeling about America and offers a scathing view of an Australian culture that is asking to be engulfed by its great and powerful friend because...

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Bendable Learnings: The Wisdom Of Modern Management
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Bendable Learnings: The Wisdom Of Modern Management

Don Watson

The language of modern management has triumphed, transforming clear, everyday communication into meaningless sludge. To sound professional, you must express everything in abstract nouns, and each noun in terms of another one. From...

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Worst Words: A compendium of contemporary cant, gibberish and jargon
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Worst Words: A compendium of contemporary cant, gibberish and jargon

Don Watson

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A Single Tree
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A Single Tree

Don Watson

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Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia
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Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia

Ian Hoskins, Don Watson

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Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Austrtalia
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Caledonia Australis: Scottish Highlanders on the Frontier of Austrtalia

Don Watson

After their military defeat in 1745 the Scottish Highlanders suffered a worse humiliation. They were displaced from their ancestral lands and became curiosities: objects of romantic nostalgia, charity, scorn anthropology - and...

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The Wayward Tourist: Mark Twain's Adventures in Australia
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The Wayward Tourist: Mark Twain’s Adventures in Australia

Mark Twain, Don Watson

This republishes Mark Twain's Australian travel writing, in which he recounts his impressions of Sydney and his view of Australian history. Includes introduction from Don Watson.

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1984 & Animal Farm
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1984 & Animal Farm

Georges Orwell, Charlotte Wood, Don Watson

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The ON-nibus
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The ON-nibus

David Malouf, Anne Summers, Don Watson, Germaine Greer, Malcolm Knox

It's hard to think of any other essay series that could bring together the Holocaust, Aboriginal dispossession, a writer's longing for a former prime minister and a Melbourne teenager conducting Mahler in his bedroom with a...

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