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Melbourne University Publishing

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  • Speechless Updated Editionby James Button

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 13.33

    James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutive but larger-than-life Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. Growing up, James watched a roll-call... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Peter McPhee

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 3.33

    On 14 July 1789 thousands of Parisians seized the Bastille fortress in Paris. This was the most famous episode of the Revolution of 1789, when huge numbers of French people across the kingdom successfully rebelled against absolute monarchy and the privileges of the nobility. But the subsequent struggle over what social and political system should replace... more...

  • Life As I Know Itby Michelle Payne; John Harms

    Melbourne University Publishing 2016; Not Available

    Michelle Payne rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. She and her 100-to-1 local horse Prince of Penzance took the international racing world by surprise but hers was no overnight success story. Michelle was first put on a horse aged four. At five years old her dream was to ride in the Melbourne Cup and win it. By seven... more...

  • My Year Without Meatby Richard Cornish

    Melbourne University Publishing 2016; Not Available

    When food writer Richard Cornish was so overcome by the aroma of the roast leg of lamb he had buckled into the passenger seat next to him that he pulled over to the side of the road and tore it apart with his bare hands, he knew he had a problem. He began to examine what it means to eat meat by becoming vegetarian for a year. My Year Without Meat... more...

  • The Waterlow Killingsby Pamela Burton

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    Anthony Waterlow left his decrepit room in a run-down boarding house at 4.45 p.m on Monday 9 November 2009. By 6 p.m, the 42-year-old was seen leaving another home: his sister Chloe's in Randwick. He left behind her slaughtered body and that of their father; celebrated art curator Nick Waterlow. The pair had been stabbed multiple times, in front of... more...

  • Meanjin Anthologyby Sally Heath (ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 13.30

    Meanjin is Australia's second oldest literary journal. Founded by Clem Christesen in 1940, it has documented both the changing concerns of Australians and the achievements of many of the nation's writers, thinkers and poets. This anthology offers a broad sweep of essays, fiction and poetry published in Meanjin since the magazine began. Readers will... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Man In The Worldby Andrew Fowler

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 21.99

    The Most Dangerous Man in the World is the definitive account of WikiLeaks, threats against its existence and the man who is as secretive as the organisations he targets. Through interviews with Julian Assange, his inner circle and those who fell out with him, Andrew Fowler tells the story of how a man with a turbulent childhood and brilliance... more...

  • Philosophy In The Gardenby Damon Young

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 16.66

    In Philosophy in the Garden, Damon Young explores one of literature's most intimate relationships: authors and their gardens. For some, the garden provided a retreat from workaday labour; for others, solitude's quiet counsel. For all, it played a philosophical role: giving their ideas a new life. Philosophy in the Garden reveals the profound... more...

  • Madlandsby Anna Rose

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 6.65

    An idealistic twenty-something environmentalist. A retired right-wing finance minister. All their lives, they've happily ignored each other. Until now. Anna Rose, environmental crusader since the age of fourteen and co-founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, is on a mission. This is the story of her biggest challenge yet: a whirlwind journey... more...

  • The Genome Generationby Elizabeth Finkel

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 14.66

    The year 2001 marked more than just the beginning of Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey , it marked the beginning of the genome era. That was the year scientists first read the 3 billion letters of DNA that make up the human genome. This was followed by a veritable Noah's Ark of genomes?sponges and worms, dogs and cows, rice and wheat, chimps and... more...