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History

In 1570, when it became clear she would never be gathered into the Catholic fold, Elizabeth I was excommunicated by the Pope. On the principle that 'my enemy's enemy is my friend', this marked t... read more

This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World
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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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Classical tragedy is timelessly powerful - not only does it still move us, but it heals, too. Bryan Doerries produces performances of Greek tragedies for soldiers returned from conflict, add... read more

The Theatre of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
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The incredible story of the search for one of Mao's lost children against the extraordinary backdrop of modern China. 'A son is very important in Chinese society,' he had said. 'To lose one is careless. The ances... read more

A Boy of China: in Search of Mao's Lost Son
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 Emma Sky was working for the British Council during the invasion of Iraq, when the ad went around calling for... read more

The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq
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Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using do... read more

Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
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An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what's really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State. ISIS, IS, the Islamic State. The name is chilling. The images are horrific. ... read more

My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State
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'They were fifty miles to victory and defeat, fifty miles to collapse and renewal, and fifty miles to a new place for Australia among the nations of the world. They were among the most significant fifty miles in our history.' M... read more

The Last Fifty Miles
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From an Indigenous food source to a hedonistic playground, the beach has long been a national obsession. Robert Drewe's lyrical examination of Australian beach culture combines imagery from some of Australia's most celebr... read more

Beach : An Australian Passion
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 War

A small boy, an orphan of the First World War, wanders into the Australian airmen's mess in Germany, on Christmas Day in 1918. A strange boy, with an uncertain past and an extraordinary future, he became a mascot for the air squadron... read more

Young Digger
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An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world's most ruthless and secretive dictatorships - and the story of one woman's terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her ... read more

The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story
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In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had begun chasing before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news ... read more

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
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When Maximilian Potter went to Burgundy to report for Vanity Fair on a crime that could have destroyed the Domaine de la Romanee Conti-the tiny, storied vineyard that produces t... read more

Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
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Meticulously using contemporary newspaper reports, court records, published memoirs, private letters and diaries, Michael Wilding tells the story of three troubled geniuses of Australian writing and their world of poetry and poverty, alcohol and opiates, horse-racing and theatre, journalism and publishing.

Wild Bleak Bohemia
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'This year an Anzac orgy begins. A commemorative program that would make the pharaohs envious. But commemorating soldiers is not the same as connecting with them ...' - James Brown, Anzac's Long Shadow... read more

Anzac's Long Shadow: The cost of our national obession
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'The so-called war on drugs has been a colossal failure, and this book offers further proof that we must treat drug use as a public health issue, not as a crime' Sir Richard Branso... read more

Breaking the Ice: How We Will Get Through Australia's Methamphetamine Crisis
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Category:

 Australian

Series:Penguin Specials

While violent revolution and social upheaval rocked Europe, far away in New South Wales, Governor Lachlan Macquarie was sowing the seeds for the Australian idea of the 'fair go'. Macquarie was a reformer and an ema... read more

The First Dismissal (Penguin Special)
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This is the story of how a struggling convict settlement grew into six dynamic colonies and then the remarkable nation of Australia. Told through the key figur... read more

The Making of Australia: From a Tiny Struggling Convict Settlement to the Remarkable Nation it is Today
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Kidnapped is about Stephen Bradley, who perpetrated the 1960 kidnapping for ransom and murder of eight-year-old Sydney schoolboy, Graeme Thorne. This was not only a vivid example of murder for greed, but also marked the beginning in Aus... read more

Kidnapped
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It is a collection of short essays by leading and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and leaders. Edited by and including contributions from Megan Davis and Marcia Langton, it conveys to Australians why indi... read more

It's Our Country Too
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