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An astute novel about inner-city Australian racism - and about humanity emerging in the face of reality.
Jack van Duyn is in his comfort zone. A pot-bellied, unfit, round-shouldered cabbie in his mid-fifties, he lives on his own and... read more

Comfort Zone
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Australia was the only OECD country not to have gone into recession during the GFC. Our standard of living is one of the highest in the world, and we're a multicultural mix of talented migrants from all over the world. We've be... read more

Australia's Second Chance
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For the first time this book chronicles the historical development of the prime ministership. It reveals the 19th century ancestry of the office: an era in which there was not a single prime minister, but in which heads of governmen... read more

Settling the Office
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A delightful and original look at the role of chance and outrageous fortune when it comes to politics - with a strong Australian focus.The Luck of Politics is full of amazing and interesting fa... read more

The Luck of Politics: True Tales of Disaster and Outrageous Fortune
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Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeti... read more

Advanced Australia the Politics of Ageing
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In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the ... read more

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'I will continue my work on my land, building a future. It is the only thing that is certain to me now and I want to advance while I can. I am trying to light the fire in our young men and women. We are setting fire... read more

Tradition Truth & Tomorrow Short Black 12
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Peter Reith was a senior federal Cabinet minister from 1996 to 2001. He was the face of the Coalition government's tough waterfront reforms, a major contributor to the Fightback! policy, a potential leader of the Liberal Party, the arc... read more

The Reith Papers
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The author of "The French", "Happiness" and "A History of French Passions" writes about the history of human feelings, habits, emotions and perceptions across time. From Vikings and Aztecs to contemporary hypochondriacs, f... read more

Intimate History of Humanity, An
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Graham Freudenberg, Australia's greatest speechwriter, says "the Australian Labor Party was built on speeches." This book brings together great Labor speeches which give voice to the party's endu... read more

For The True Believers: Great Labor Speeches That Shaped History
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The New Spymasters by Stephen Grey - Inside Espionage from the Cold War to Al-Qaeda. In this era of email intercepts and drone strikes, many believe that the spy is dead. What use are double... read more

The New Spymasters: Inside Espionage from the Cold War to Global Terror
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Power is the only measure of a politician that matters. How they win power. How they wield power. How they lose power. Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of pol... read more

Catch and Kill: The Politics of Power
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The nations of Scandinavia and Finland, or Nordic Europe, continue to provide living proof that economic prosperity can be combined with social equality and environmental responsibili... read more

Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark & Norway
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But does a powerbroker like Stephen Loosley ever leave the political word? In his candid memoir, Loosley writes about defending the indefensible, the best way to start and kill off rumours, the value of truth in campaigning, how to use humour to squash a scandal, the key to fundraising and why bullshit always comes back to smother you.

Machine Rules A Political Primer
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In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; Francois Georges-Picot a diplom... read more

A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East
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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 global h... read more

World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History
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Shah Of Shahs
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Countering the atheist claim that believers are by default violent fanatics and religion is the cause of all major wars, Karen Armstrong demonstrates that religious faith is not inherently violent. In fact... read more

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
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An assessment of Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, by John Howard, Australia's second-longest serving Prime Minister, this is a significant, unique and fascinating history of the Menzies era - a time that laid... read more

Menzies Era
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