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The First Balloon-Expandable Coronary Stent: An Expedition That Changed Cardiovascular Medicine

by Gary S. Roubin

The premise of this intriguing book is technical innovation and scientific development. It is about coronary and vascular stenting, a technique that has improved the plight of patients who have unfortunately...


Steel on Steel: Inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad

by Stephen Baines

The inside story of the privatisation of the freight arm of Queensland Rail and one of the most extraordinary transformations of a company in the history of Australian business. An icon that touched every part...


The Mayne Inheritance

by Rosamond Siemon

Opening with a macabre mid-nineteenth century murder, The Mayne Inheritance unfolds like a gothic thriller. Was it the murder victim’s money that founded patriarch Patrick Mayne’s Queen Street business empire?...


Managing Modernity in the Western Pacific

by Mary Patterson & Martha Macintyre

Fast money schemes in Papua New Guinea, collectivities in rural Solomon Islands, gambling in the Cook Islands, and the Vanuatu tax haven—all feature in the interface between Pacific and global economies. Since...


Australians in Papua New Guinea 19601975

by Ceridwen Spark, Seumas Spark & Christina Twomey

Australians in Papua New Guinea provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of 13 Australians and four Papua New Guineans by presenting the experiences of Australians...


Chook Chook: Saving the Farm

by Wai Chim

The third book in the Chook Chook series set against the backdrop of rural China

 

It’s Chinese New Year, and for Mei and her family things are looking grim. It’s been another bad harvest and a disappointing...


Pig City: 10th Anniversary Edition

by Andrew Stafford

From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost...


Head of the River

by Pip Harry

Nine rowers, 2,000 grueling yards, and one chance for glory

 

Tall, naturally talented, and the offspring of Olympians, superstar siblings Leni and Cristian Popescu are set to row Harley Grammar to victory...


Joan Makes History

by Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville's wonderfully irreverent novel rewrites 200-odd years of Australia's past. Joan is a wife and mother of no great distinction, but in the life of her imagination she is in the front line of events,...


Kelsey and the Quest of the Porcelain Doll

by Rosanne Hawke

A captivating story of adversity, adventure and love from award-winning author Rosanne Hawke. ‘Nanna, can you tell me a story just as if I were with you?’ Kelsey is in Pakistan and wants to go home. Mum and...


Don't Kiss Girls and Other Silly Stories

by Pat Flynn

A laugh-aloud collection of stories about cricket, kissing and school from award-winning children’s author Pat Flynn. Tony Ross is an ordinary 13-year-old boy with big dreams: he wants to prove he’s as good...


Patrick Ambrose Treacy: Christian Brother, Enterprising Immigrant

by Regis Hickey

In the year that marks the centenary of Patrick Ambrose Treacy's death comes a book that captures the character of the man who did so much for private sector education for the Catholic Church throughout Australia....


Love, Ghosts and Nose Hair

by Steven Herrick

Jack is sixteen. He's obsessed with the beautiful Annabel, the ghost of his mother, and nose hair. 'I have just written a great poem A Classic. One that's so good University Professors will read it, badly, in...


Tom Jones Saves the World

by Steven Herrick

"I hate that wall Everytime I go for a bike-ride Mum says, "Stay within the walls". So I ride around in circles, Like a circus animal. It's a prison. A prison for kids." Dumb things become important when you're...


Kitty's War: The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton

by Janet Butler

The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton Kitty’s War is based upon the previously unpublished war diaries of Great War army nurse Sister Kit McNaughton. Kit and historian Janet Butler grew up in...


A Life in Architecture: Looking Beyond the Ugliness

by James Birrell

In A Life In Architecture James Birrell reflects on his life in architecture: the influence of architect Roy Grounds; his respect for Walter Burley Griffin's original Canberra plan and his emphasis on the value...


A War of Words: The Man Who Talked 4000 Japanese Into Surrender

by Hamish McDonald

‘He told her about his struggle in Melbourne to turn himself into a British-style officer for the Australian Army . . . the nights in tents by the Pyramids, the terror of the landing under sniper fire and the...


Bleakboy and Hunter Stand Out in the Rain

by Steven Herrick

A new, laugh-out-loud novel from award-winning author Steven Herrick Some things are too big for a boy to solve. Jesse is an eleven-year-old boy tackling many problems in life, especially fitting in to a new...


Earth Hour

by David Malouf

A breathtaking new volume of poetry from an Australian literary icon, David Malouf’s first full volume of poetry since Typewriter Music once again shows us why he is one of Australia’s most enduring and...


The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania

by Nicholas Clements

Between 1825 and 1831 close to 200 Britons and 1000 Aborigines died violently in Tasmania’s Black War. It was by far the most intense frontier conflict in Australia’s history, yet many Australians know little...