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Battlers and Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia

by Andrew Leigh

Is Australia fair enough? And why does inequality matter anyway?

In Battlers and Billionaires, Andrew Leigh weaves together vivid anecdotes, interesting history and powerful statistics to tell the story of...


Panic

by David Marr

Panic (noun). A sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour.

Australians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch. But scratch the surface and you'll uncover an extraordinary...


Rudd v. Abbott

by David Marr

Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have resumed battle for leadership of the nation. Here, in one volume, are their definitive portraits by Australias pre-eminent biographer and investigative journalist.

Power Trip...


The Good, the Bad and the Unlikely: Australia's Prime Ministers

by MacCallum Mungo

Good drinkers, bad swimmers and unlikely heroes.

Since Australia's birth in 1901, twenty-eight politicians have run the national show. Their time at the top has ranged from eight days for Frank Forde to eighteen...


Quarterly Essay 46 Great Expectations: Government, Entitlement and an Angry Nation

by Laura Tingle

Rather than relaxed and comfortable, Australians are disenchanted with politics and politicians. In Quarterly Essay 46 Laura Tingle shows that the answer goes to something deep in Australian culture: our great...


The Kingdom and the Quarry: China, Australia, Fear and Greed

by David Uren

China has rapidly become Australia's most important trading partner. It is also the rising power in our region. In The Kingdom and the Quarry David Uren takes us inside the high-stakes world of the two countries'...


Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania's Forests

by Anna Krien

Winner of the Literary or Media Award Advancing Public Debate in the 2011 QLD Premier's Literary Awards and the People's Choice Award in the 2011 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

For many years, the Tasmanian...


The Wisdom Trail: In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women

by Janet Lieberman

An invitation to eavesdrop on a remarkable group of women who in their eighth and ninth decades reflect with candor and insight on the common threads in their well-lived lives

The Wisdom Trail follows the life...


Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work

by Matthew B. Crawford

A philosopher / mechanic destroys the pretensions of the high- prestige workplace and makes an irresistible case for working with one's hands

Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once...


Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Robin Jones

by Robin Jones

Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Three names. Three people in one. Born in Portsmouth on 9 April 1806, there was Brunel the great engineer, who would habitually throw out the rule book of tradition and established practice,...


Cruise Ships: The World's Most Luxurious Vessels. by Peter C. Smith

by Peter Smith

The stunning elegance and luxurious interiors of today's vast fleet of cruise liners remains unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book gives a complete overview of the cream of these ships, today's...


British Steam Patriots

by Keith Langston

The Patriot class, often referred to as 'Baby Scots', were an immediate success displaying consistently good performance. The class was withdrawn over a two year period between 1960 and 1962 having all covered...


The Flying Scotsman: The Legend Lives on

by Brian Sharpe

From hauling the first non-stop express from London to Edinburgh in 1928 and breaking the 100mph barrier in 1934, to being sold in 1963, and to its final home at the York National Railway Centre, The Flying...


Seven Seas, Nine Lives: The Valour of Captain A.W.F. Sutton, CBE, Dsc and Bar, RN

by Richard Pike

Captain Alan William Frank Sutton's enthralling biography starts when, as a young midshipman he was in command of a small rowing cutter returning a potentially mutinous crew to the battle-cruiser HMS Repulse...


British Steam: BR Standard Locomotives

by Keith Langston

After WWII the existing railway companies were all put into the control of the newly formed British Transport Commission and that government organization spawned British Railways, which came into being on 1st...


Trams Around Dewsbury & Wakefield

by Norman Ellis

Trams Around Dewsbury and Wakefield' is part of the new series 'Transport Through the Ages', brought to you by Wharncliffe. This fascinating book traces the nostalgic journey of the trams through the ages. 'Trams...


Bligh: Master Mariner

by Rob Mundle

The Eighteenth Century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these expeditions were exceptional navigators, men who had shown...


Still Doing It: The Intimate Lives of Women over Sixty

by Deirdre Fishel

"An informed, honest, joyous book. Younger women may well envy us." -Suzanne Braun Levine, author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and

"Sex, love, and life can grow even richer as we grow older, and the stereotype-busting...


A COUNTRY OF STRANGERS

by Conrad Richter

A "chronicle of a white girl captive of the Indians returned against her will to her white home . . . Her reception here, her rejection and that of her Indian son by her Caucasian father and sister . . . the...


They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby

by Paul Findley

The first book to speak out against the pervasive influence of the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on American politics, policy, and institutions resonates today as never before. With careful...