IN FEBRUARY 1534 a radical religious sect whose disciples were being persecuted throughout Europe seized the city of M nster, in the German-speaking land of Westphalia.They were convinced that they were God's Elect, specially chosen by the Almighty to be the first to ascend to Paradi... read more
'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New... read more
'Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticat... read more
Bestselling, award-winning writer Simon Garfield returns with an enthralling investigation of humans' peculiar fascination with small things-and what small things tell us about our larger world.
Simon Garfield writes books that shine a light ... read more
In this crisp and timely essay, Laura Tingle examines political leadership in general - some profiles in courage, and cunning - as well as styles of leadership. She looks at Macron and Merkel, Keating and Obama. Tingle notes ... read more
Over many years, thousands of people have walked past a modest black timber fishing boat bobbing in the waters of Sydney's Darling Harbour, paying it little attention. But appearances can be deceptive.The humble little Japanese-built trawler called the Krait played a cru... read more
Every phase since the advent of the industrial revolution - from the fate of the British Empire, to the global challenges from Germany, Japan and Russia, to America's emergence as a sole superpower, to the Arab Spring, to the long-term decline of economic growth that started with Jap... read more
The first volume of John Curtin?s War was recognized as 'a landmark in Australian political biography? (The Australian) and 'remarkable? (AFR). That book ends with the fall of Singapore and a fundamental realignment of Australia?s place in the world- ... read more
"The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out- Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did ... read more
'It was a simpler time'. We had more fun back then'. 'Everyone could afford a house'. There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecogn... read more
'Engrossing . . . Urban tells the story of Skripal's undercover career well, much of it previously unknown and gleaned from around 10 hours of conversations with him at his Salisbury home' Guardian
Who is Sergei Skripal? Agent. Prisoner. Target.
The Skripal Files tells... read more