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  • Fives and Twenty-Fives, Pitre,  Michael
    Fives and Twenty-Fives
    Michael Pitre

    It is the early months of the Arab Spring, 2011. But for three ex-Marines, it's often still 2006 in their minds, the bloodiest stretch of the Iraq War when they were members of the same platoon. All three are struggling to find ways to live in the af ... read more

  • Here Come the Dogs, Musa,  Omar
    Here Come the Dogs
    Omar Musa

    In small town suburbia three young men are ready to make their mark. Solomon, Jimmy and Aleks are way out on the fringe of Australia, looking for a way in. Hip hop and graffiti give them a voice. Booze, women and violence pass the time while they wai ... read more

  • Professionals: Strategy, Money and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia, Mills,  Stephen
    Professionals: Strategy, Money and the Rise of the Political Campaigner in Australia
    Stephen Mills

    Stephen Mills has conducted interviews with every living national campaign director of the two major political parties, whose experience covers the 15 federal election campaigns from 1974 to the present day. Built around twelve critical moments in Au ... read more

  • The Economics of Just About Everything, Leigh,  Andrew
    The Economics of Just About Everything
    Andrew Leigh

    Drawing on examples and data from across Australia, Andrew Leigh shows how economics can be used to illuminate what happens on the sporting field, in the stockmarket, and at work. Economics has things to say about AC/DC and Arthur Boyd, dating and di ... read more

  • Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe, Smolin,  Lee
    Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
    Lee Smolin

    The consensus in physics, from Newton and Einstein to today's string theorists, is that time is an illusion and the universe is governed by absolute, timeless laws. In Time Reborn, physicist Lee Smolin calls for a major revolution in scientific thoug ... read more

  • Warning: Cyclone Tracy, Cunningham,  Sophie
    Warning: Cyclone Tracy
    Sophie Cunningham

    When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin at Christmas 1974, the weather became not just a living thing but a killer. Tracy destroyed an entire city and left seventy-one people dead. For the fortieth anniversary Sophie Cunningham has gone back to the e ... read more

  • Arms Race: And other stories, Low,  Nic
    Arms Race: And other stories
    Nic Low

    Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses.... Nic Low's stories go beyond satire, aiming for the dark he ... read more

  • Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World, Boyce,  James
    Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World
    James Boyce

    According to the doctrine of original sin, humans are born bad and only God's grace can bring salvation.  Historian James Boyce shows how these ideas have shaped the Western view of human nature all the way Adam and Eve to the thinking of Adam S ... read more

  • China
    China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival
    Rana Mitter

    In 1937 China was plunged into a horrific war with Japan that resulted in many millions of deaths and completely reshaped East Asia. Rana Mitter's book draws on a range of new sources to recreate China's experience of the conflict. Writing both about ... read more

  • Demons, Macauley,  Wayne
    Wayne Macauley

    Let's go away for the weekend, said Megan, and leave our phones behind and turn off the computers and television and stop time because time is moving too fast and soon we'll all be saying where the hell did our lives go? It is the middle of winter. ... read more

  • Descent into Hell, Brune,  Peter
    Descent into Hell
    Peter Brune

    Descent into Hell is a scrupulously researched account of the Malayan Campaign, the fall of Singapore and the subsequent horrors of the Thai-Burma Railway. Unpicking the myths and legends of the war, Peter Brune goes to the heart of the Australian ex ... read more

  • Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life, Monbiot,  George
    Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life
    George Monbiot

    Feral is the story of George Monbiot's efforts to re-engage with nature and discover a new way of living. He shows how, by restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, we can bring wonder back into our lives. Making use of some ... read more