As Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadesführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including the family of the author's grandfather.
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The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive
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What was behind the wall and the wire? The local people knew ... fine courtyards ... an old swimming pool ... dilapidated tennis courts and a remnant garden, now wild and sprawling.
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The Convent: A City Finds Its Heart (Abbotsford)
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A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the front lines of Hong Kong's revolution. Through the long, hot summer of 2019, Hong Kong burned. Anti-government protests, sparked by a government proposal to introduce a... read more

City on Fire: Hong Kong's Fight for Democracy
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 Australian Studies

Awards:Winner – Book of the Year in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Winner – Indigenous Writer's Prize in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards  

Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe pro... read more

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture
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 History

From 'one of America's most courageous young journalists' (NPR) comes a propulsive narrative history investigating the fifty-year-old mystery behind a dramatic experiment that changed the course of modern medicine.

The Great Pretender
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From the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1770 to classic children's tale Dot and the Kangaroo, Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver examine hunting narratives in novels, visual art and memoirs to discover how the kangaroo became a favourite quarry, a relished food so... read more

The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt
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The Murray-Darling Basin is the food bowl of Australia, and it's in trouble. What does this mean for the future - for water and food, and for the people and towns that depend on it? In this Quarterly Essay, ac... read more

Quarterly Essay 77: Cry Me a River, The Tragedy of the Murray-Darling Basin by Margaret Simons
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'I just want to warn you. You're going to dive to the end of the cave. You're going to see these kids. They're all looking healthy and happy and smiley. Then, you're going to swim away, and... read more

Against All Odds: The Inside Account of the Thai Cave Rescue, and the Courageous Australians at the Heart of It
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 History

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Rucker and Leonnig have deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington DC, and for the past three years have chronicled in depth the ways President Donald Trump has reinvented the presidency in his own image, shaken foreign alliances and te... read more

A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
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 History

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THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India - A book of beauty' Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East In... read more

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
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An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.

A Warning: A Senior Trump Administration Official
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Despite a resurgence in popularity, horoscopes are generally considered to be pseudoscience today - but they were once a cutting-edge scientific tool. In this ingenious work of history, data scientist ... read more

A Scheme of Heaven: The History and Science of Astrology, from Ptolemy to the Victorians and Beyond
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