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

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. ' ... in public life the language has never been held in less regard. It withers in...

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

Don Watson

Speechwriter, historian, essayist, word doctor; Don Watson has a gift for gently guiding us to the nub of a matter and a grinding of the teeth, an aha or a chuckle with his fine facility with words.Over the years Don...

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Bendable Learnings
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Bendable Learnings

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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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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Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart 10Th Anniversary Edition
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Recollections Of A Bleeding Heart 10Th Anniversary Edition

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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Caledonia Australis
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Caledonia Australis

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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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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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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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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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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Getting It Right the Third Time ... Not Catholic, Not Protestant: Spiritual ! !
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Getting It Right the Third Time … Not Catholic, Not Protestant: Spiritual ! !

Dr Don H Watson D Min, Dr Watson

The essential interpretation and application of the Christian Covenant, as identified in Acts 9ff, and the Pauline Epistles. Resolving the abundant confusion promoted by human manipulation of the God-ordained message of the...

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Squatting in Britain 1945-1955: Housing, Politics and Direct Action
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Squatting in Britain 1945-1955: Housing, Politics and Direct Action

Don Watson

Britain in 1946 witnessed extraordinary episodes of direct action. Tens of thousands of families walked into empty army camps and took them over as places to live. A nationwide squatters' movement was born and it was the first...

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Rabbit Syndrome: Australia & America: Quarterly Essay 4
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Rabbit Syndrome: Australia & 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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Worst Words
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Worst Words

Don Watson

Dr Don Watson - with his trademark wit and wisdom - says enough already! The English language is complex and evolving, and can win minds, hearts and nations. Why don't we try using it?Depending where you are on the...

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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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The Bush
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The Bush

Don Watson

The bush: few terms are as powerful, and few as hard to define. Far from a conventional history of it, this is an idiosyncratic, highly original and insightful journey through Australian landscape, history and culture.

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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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A Single Tree
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A Single Tree

Don Watson

A Single Tree assembles the raw material underpinning Don Watson's award-winning The Bush. These diverse and haunting voices span the four centuries since Europeans first set eyes on the continent. <br...

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Faith and Experience in Education: Essays from Quaker perspectives
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Faith and Experience in Education: Essays from Quaker perspectives

Don Rowe, Anne Watson, Giles Barrow, Kathy Bickmore, Anna Gregory

Twelve Quakers describe how the values of love, truth, justice, equality, peace and community can wholly guide educational practice. Their counter-blast to the reduction of teaching to technical skills, and of child development to...

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Bendable Learnings: The Wisdom of Modern Management?
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Bendable Learnings: The Wisdom of Modern Management?

Don Watson

Mission statements are everywhere: you have to have one, whether you're a Fortune 500 company, a hedge fund, a primary school, a church or a hockey club. Without a mission statement, who would know what your values are, or what...

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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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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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Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design
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Time-Saver Standards for Urban Design

Don Watson, Scott Grillo

The foremost professional reference on the physical design of cities and urban places.

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1949 Brand Book: A Baker's Dozen of Essays on the West
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1949 Brand Book: A Baker’s Dozen of Essays on the West

Don Bloch, Elmo Scott Watson

Its History, Places, And People. Written By Members And Guests Of The Denver Posse Of The Westerners. Contributing Authors Include Charles E. Redd, Merrill J. Mattes, Ann W. Hafen, Francis B. Rizzari, Dolores Calahan Renze, Barron...

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No Justice Without a Struggle: The National Unemployed Workers Movement in the North East of England 1920-1940
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No Justice Without a Struggle: The National Unemployed Workers Movement in the North East of England 1920-1940

Don Watson

This is a remarkable account of the unemployed movement in North East England in the two decades between the wars. It covers, in an exceptionally clear and readable fashion, multiple aspects of the struggle against unemployment...

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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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1949 Brand Book: A Baker's Dozen of Essays on the West
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1949 Brand Book: A Baker’s Dozen of Essays on the West

Don Bloch, Elmo Scott Watson

Its History, Places, And People. Written By Members And Guests Of The Denver Posse Of The Westerners. Contributing Authors Include Charles E. Redd, Merrill J. Mattes, Ann W. Hafen, Francis B. Rizzari, Dolores Calahan Renze, Barron...

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Indians of the Mesa Verde
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Indians of the Mesa Verde

Professor Don Watson

This is a new release of the original 1961 edition.

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Indians of the Mesa Verde
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Indians of the Mesa Verde

Professor Don Watson

This is a new release of the original 1961 edition.

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Indians of the Mesa Verde
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Indians of the Mesa Verde

Don Watson

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Indians of the Mesa Verde
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Indians of the Mesa Verde

Don Watson

(LARGE PRINT EDITION) This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

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Indians of the Mesa Verde Indians of the Mesa Verde
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Indians of the Mesa Verde Indians of the Mesa Verde

Don Watson

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1984 & Animal Farm
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1984 & Animal Farm

Georges Orwell, Charlotte Wood, Don Watson

George Orwell?s novels about the dangers of tyranny, the corruption of the state and the enslavement of the individual are essential reading. In an era of doublespeak, they remain chillingly prophetic.Introductions by Charlotte...

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The ON-nibus
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The ON-nibus

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

If you missed the first eight titles in MUP's Little Books on Big Themes series, this is your chance to collect the whole set. The ON-nibus brings together eight 10,000-word essays on the big themes in life by leading Australian...

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