The words that failed were words of hope. But they did not fail at all times and everywhere. These gripping pages teem with words of defiance and optimism, sounds and images of tenacious life and adventurous modernism, music and drama, business and philoso... read more

Belonging : The Story of the Jews, 1492 - 1900
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Soon we will all decide if and how indigenous Australians will be recognised in the constitution. In this essential book, several leading indigenous writers and thinkers provide a road map to recognition. These eloquent essays show what constitutio... read more

A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition
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Uncovering his family's remarkable and moving stories, Mark Mazower recounts the sacrifices and silences that marked a generation and their descendants. It was a family that fate drove into the siege of Stalingrad, the Vilna ghetto, occupied Par... read more

What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past & the Journey Home
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Tells the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj - and reveals how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India. In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as ... read more

Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India
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In The Future is History Masha Gessen follows the lives of four Russians, born as the Soviet Union crumbled, at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children or grandchildr... read more

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
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Bill Leak's daily cartoons in The Australian newspaper have been variously described as the works of a genius and Australia's most insightful and thought-provoking arbiter of the main story of the day. Thumbing through Trigger Warning, a collection of B... read more

Trigger Warning: Deplorable Cartoons by Bill Leak
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 History

Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office.... read more

The Netanyahu Years
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 Australian Studies

In late 1942, on the recommendation of 26-year-old Bob Santamaria, Australia's Catholic bishops took the first steps in creating a clandestine church organisation to smash the Communist Party's massive trade union base. Before long, The Move... read more

The Show : Another Side of Santamaria's Movement
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If you want real change, change the system. Reboot offers a tantalising glimpse of a better future, where politicians work directly and closely with those who voted for them. Utopian? Disillusional? Richard Walsh makes a tour de force argument ... read more

Reboot: A Democracy Makeover to Empower Australia's Voters
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 History

The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. It is a chronicle of love, murder, war and betrayal, filled with passion, intrigue and sorrow, peopled by a cast of heroines, villains, stateswomen and lovers. In th... read more

Queens of the Conquest
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The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain. In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of ... read more

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine, 1921-33
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 History

When faced with global instability and economic uncertainty, it is tempting for states to react by closing borders, hoarding wealth and solidifying power. We have seen it at various times in Japan, France and Italy and now it is infecting all of Europe and America, as the vote for... read more

The Fate of the West
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