The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to l... 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
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
Rise & Resisttakes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. The political march is back in a big way, as communities rally to build movements for environmental and social justice. But today?s context calls for increasingly creative strategies... read more
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.
Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who... 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
|Author:||Simon Sebag Montefiore|
|Reading Level:||4 Non Fiction|
WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and ins... read more
____________________________________BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK____________________________________HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth.In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery... read more
A road trip around Australia, discovering towns and communities outside the mainstream - and the colourful inhabitants whose grit and humour will uplift and inspire you.
Discover the resilient and inspiring people who live outside big Australian cities - and indeed off t... 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
Where does innovation come from, and how does it spread through a society? And why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, see the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Alan Greenspan distils a lifetime of gr... 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