by Bob Ellis
Some events require many years before their impact is apparent. Some arrive as instant history. One of our most incisive and eloquent observers, Bob Ellis has reviewed the occurrences of 2011 and found it to be a year that may come to define the ...
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 ...
by Peter Hartcher
Australians now officially have the best living conditions in the world. Our country is both fair and free - and the only developed nation to have avoided a recession in the past twenty years. So how did it happen and why don't we care?
by Neil MacGregor
Neil MacGregor's "A History of the World in 100 Objects" takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, "A History of the World in ...
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.
How Institutions Decay and Economies Die
by Niall Ferguson
The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today, it seems: slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations, anti-social behaviour. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization?
by Paul Ham
This is the story of the three-year ordeal of the Sandakan prisoners of war u a barely known episode of unimaginable horror. After the fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese conquerors transferred 2700 British and Australian prisoners ...
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 ...
by Frank Bongiorno
Cross-dressing convicts, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes - here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present day. In this highly readable social history, Frank Bongiorno uses vivid examples to chart ...
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
by Hammond, Victoria
A beautiful, haunting account of a woman's intimate encounters with the people, places and politics of a city of ghosts and illusions in a rich yet crumbling culture.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 Rodin, Ernst
The antecedents of the State of Israel from Maccabees to Herzl. The reasons for the current impasse in the Middle East.eBook
by Jeremiah Curtin
<p> A Journey in Southern Siberia<br /> by Jeremiah Curtin</p> <p> Jeremiah Curtin was a linguist and folk tale collector. Contents: The Mongols; My Journey to the Buriats; A Walk and Talk with Andrei Mihailovich; The Horse Sacrifice; ...eBook