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Sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape had not been named, although they certainly existed, when Damned Whores and God's Police was first published in 1975. That was before the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984... read more

Damned Whores and God's Police
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'We're now in the fifteenth year since 9/11 and, horrible though it is to contemplate, we may be nowhere close to the end of the War on Terror. For a while, it looked like things were improvi... read more

Blood Year: Islamic State and the Unravelling of the War on Terror
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Meet Australia's most corrupt politician whose brazen misdeeds were said to be on a scale "unexceeded since the days of the Rum Corps".From the shadows Obeid ran the state as his fiefdom, making and unmaking premiers. Along the w... read more

He Who Must Be Obeid
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'An impressive revisionist biography' The Times Looming out of the encroaching darkness of the February evening was London Bridge, still ornamented with the severed heads of Thomas Culpeper and ... read more

Katherine Howard: The Tragic Story of Henry VIII's Fifth Queen
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Awards:Svetlana Alexievich is the winner of the 2015 Noble Prize for Literature

"From the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, comes the first English translation of her latest work, an oral history of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the... read more

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets An Oral History
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How does Indigenous policy signed off in Canberra work-or not-when implemented in remote Aboriginal communities? Mark Moran, Alyson Wright and Paul Memmott have extensive on-the-ground experience in this area of ongoing cha... read more

Serious Whitefella Stuff
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After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives between 1958 and 1962, an ageing Mao launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate t... read more

The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962-76
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In World Order, Henry Kissinger - one of the leading practitioners of world diplomacy and author of On China - makes his monumental investigation into the 'tectonic plates' of glob... read more

World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History
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The complete account of Britain's worst-ever military disaster. It took several million bullets and roughly an hour to effectively destroy General Sir Douglas Haig's grand ... read more

First Day of the Somme : the Complete Account of Britain's Worst-Ever Military Disaster
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Six gentlemen, one goal - the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruct... read more

Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: Churchill's Mavericks: Plotting Hitler's Defeat
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Sunday Times Top Ten Best-seller. The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from best-selling historian Eugene Rogan. For some four centur... read more

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920
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The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westwards on its axis, it now turns to the east...F... read more

Silk Roads : A New History of the World
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Did the events of September 11 really change the world? Why would a person agree to become a suicide bomber? How effective are our intelligence agencies? Should the Rudd Government bring our troops... read more

All About Terrorism: Everything You Were Too Afraid to Ask
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A compelling and fast-paced biography of a currency lass born to parents who were emancipated convicts. When 15-year-old Mary Ann Gill attempted to elope with gentleman settler John Kinchela in 1848, they became the focus of a national scandal which was nearly their undoing.

The Convict's Daughter: The Scandal That Shocked a Colony
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A fascinating account of the rise of radical, ideologically driven terrorism around the world and how the world can begin to address it. When you keep repeating that the worst is about to happen, it finally does. The threat of terro... read more

Jihad Academy
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'Australian governments find it easy to go to war. Their leaders seem to be able to withdraw with a calm conscience, answerable neither to God nor humanity.' Australia lost 600 men in the Boer War, a threeyear conflict fought in ... read more

Unnecessary Wars
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In Pursuit
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When English naturalist Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his historic mission into the Pacific, he took with him a team of collectors and illustrators who returned with... read more

Endeavouring Banks : Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771
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In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shoc... read more

To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949
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A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or "dragon fish" the world's most expensive aquarium fish-reveals a surprising history with profound impl... read more

The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish
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