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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 way h... read more

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Author: Don Watson
Category:

 Australian

Awards:2015 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards Category Winner - Non-Fiction & Overall Winner

Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is - or should be - is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us? St... read more

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This is from the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble tells the story of the German's ill-fated final stand. On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'l... read more

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In Zero Zero Zero, Roberto Saviano maps the international cocaine trade. He investigates the evolution of cocaine trafficking, from Mexican drug cartels to money laundering through Wall Street. Tracking cocaine's physical journey - from ... read more

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Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this... read more

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Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 'A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer ...There's something that hits the mark on every page' Claire Tomalin, Books of the Year, New Statesman W... read more

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Everyone has heard the cliches about Queensland politics: Queensland is 'different'. It's the 'Deep North'. Its state elections exemplify Pineapple Party Time. But what if those cliches are in fact looking... read more

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Published to mark the final retreat of Western troops from Afghanistan, this book asks just how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on the ground, not managed to defeat a group of religious students and farmers? How ... read more

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The vast continent of Australia was settled in two main streams, far apart in time and origin. The first came ashore some 50,000 years ago when the islands of Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea were one. The second bega... read more

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Awarded The Prix Du Jury Des Grands Prix De La Fondation Napoleon 2014 From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller, The Storm of War, this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of... read more

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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. In... read more

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A meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World... read more

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On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-t... read more

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With journalistic acumen and a novelist's flair, Xinran tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 - the recent generations raised under China's single-child policy... read more

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Remarkable stories from the dangerous early voyages to Australia - long before Captain Cook claimed it for the English - reveal a very different history than the triumphal British version we learnt at school.

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People have many good reasons to want a decent public education system, to want a well-funded health system, and to live in a society where there is less disparity between the rich and the poor. What is not always clear is that, almost wi... read more

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From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the ... read more

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2015 is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, which took place in 1215. In this new book published in celebration of that event, eminent historian David Starkey explores the many aspects of Magna Carta and its relevance ... read more

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This is a gripping and shocking insight into the lives of Russia's most famous oligarchs from New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down t... read more

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Author: Peter Longerich
Category:

 War

As a young man, Joseph Goebbels was a budding narcissist with a constant need for approval. He became increasingly politically involved, finding personal affirmation within the ranks of the German National Socialist Party. What followed was ... read more

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