The Authorized Biography
by Charles Moore
Not For Turning is the first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential political figures of the postwar era. Charles Moore's ...
Queensland's Frontier Killing Times
by Timothy Bottoms
The Queensland frontier was more violent than any other Australian colony. From the first penal settlement at Moreton Bay in 1824, as white pastoralists moved into new parts of country, violence invariably followed. Tens of thousands of ...
The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942
by Peter Grose
The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget. Although there was much to be proud of that day - courage, mateship, determination and improvisation - the dark side of the story lingers: looting, desertion and a ...
Occasional Observations on Public and Private Life
by Lindsay Tanner
'We cannot blame particular individuals for modern Labor's malaise, because it is part of a systemic global phenomenon. We are all under the sway of politics without purpose. And politics without purpose is pointless.' Nothing could better sum up ...
by Watkin Tench
"I do not hesitate to declare that the natives of New South Wales possess a considerable portion of that acumen, or sharpness of intellect, which bespeaks genius." In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Sydney Cove with the First Fleet.
One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered
by Sabina Wolanski
Sabina Wolanski was just 12 years old when her home town in Poland was invaded by Nazis. In her diary, along with innocent adolescent longings, she recorded what happened next: the humiliations and terrors, the murder of her beloved family and ...
Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
by Gilbert King
<p><em>Devil in the Grove</em> is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.</p><p>Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit <em>Brown v.eBook
Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers
by Bob Kealing
<p>Brownie Wise, the first woman to appear on the cover of <i>Business Week</i>, was the driving force behind making Tupperware a household name. Fired under mysterious circumstances, she was written out of Tupperware history and died in ...eBook
Making Sense of the Multi-Period Site of Orlovo, South East Bulgaria
by Chapman, John & Gaydarska, Bisserka
The communities who lived in the Balkans between 7000 and 4000 Cal. BC have now been the focus of intensive and increasingly inter-disciplinary research for the last forty years. Dwelling between the warm, dry Mediterranean zones of the Aegean ...eBook
A History of Dust Disease in British Coal Mining
by Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston
Arthur McIvor and Ronald Johnston explore the experience of coal miners' lung diseases and the attempts at voluntary and legal control of dusty conditions in British mining from the late nineteenth century to the present. The book addresses the ...eBook
by Alex Klaits & Gulchin Gulmamadova-Klaits
Love and War in Afghanistan presents true stories of fourteen ordinary men and women living in Northern Afghanistan. In a quarter-century of uninterrupted war, the people of Afghanistan have endured foreign invasions, ethnic strife, a ...eBook
by Alan Chan & Sor-Hoon Tan
The phenomenon of filial piety is fundamental to our understanding of Chinese culture, and this excellent collection of essays explores its role in various areas of life throughout history. Often regarded as the key to preserving Chinese ...eBook