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History

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 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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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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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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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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Category:

 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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'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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Sublime and maddening, fascinating yet baffling, Italy is a country of endless paradox and seemingly unanswerable riddles. John Hooper's marvellously entertaining and perceptive book is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to under... read more

The Italians
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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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The Lynchingis the powerful, spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and the dramatic two trials during which the United Klans of America, the largest and most danger... read more

The Lynching The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
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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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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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Category:

 European

Awards:Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award 2004.

Truth can be stranger—and more fascinating—than fiction. Anna Funder tells extraordinary stories from the underbelly of the most perfected surveillance state of all time, the former East Germany.
Funder meets Miriam, th... read more

Stasiland
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It is easy to assume that constitutional recognition of indigenous Australians is a project of the left in Australia, and something that the right staunchly opposes. This collection challenges that assumption. It frames indigen... read more

The Forgotten People
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