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- HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 18.31
The story of Australia's first elected Labor prime minister, from award-winning historian David Day. Prime Minister Andrew Fisher was one of Australia's great nation-builders, yet his story is largely unknown. Leaving school early to work in the coalmines of Scotland, he educated himself at night, and in 1885, at the age of 22, he immigrated to Queensland.... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 18.31
David Day's biography John Curtin: A Life will be the first to critically reassess Australia's best remembered leader and examine his importance as the first prime minister to encourage a sense of Australian nationalism. John Curtin was the Labor Prime Minister from 1941 to 1945. It was during these turbulent times that Curtin decided to look no longer... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 14.38
David Day's much-lauded history of Australia, CLAIMING A CONTINENT, won the prestigious Non-Fiction Prize at the South Australian Festival Awards for Literature. Now in its fourth edition, this study of Australian history is sure to draw new readers. Provocative and daring, Day has established himself in the top echelon of Australian historians by... more...
- Random House Australia 2012; US$ 13.08
A groundbreaking history of human interaction with Antarctica, the last continent on earth. For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain James Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but failed to sight... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99
Since the first British, American, and Russian ships sighted the Antarctic coastline in 1820, the frozen continent has captured the world's imagination. David Day's biography of Antarctica describes in fascinating detail every aspect of this vast land's history: the exploration, scientific investigation, and geopolitics of the continent,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but still failed to sight land. It was not until 1820 that the continent's frozen coast was finally sighted. Territorial... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 18.99
The history of the world has been the history of peoples on the move, as they occupy new lands and establish their claims over them. Almost invariably, this has meant the violent dispossession of the previous inhabitants. Whether it is the Normans in England, the Chinese in Tibet, the Germans in Poland, the Indonesians in West Papua, or the British... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2013; US$ 9.99
J.R.R. Tolkien is the father of modern fantasy. He created characters and a world so rich with detailsand so uniquethat it warranted a whole new vocabulary along with it. His creation of language is not surprising, considering his first civilian job following his service during World War I was working on the Oxford English Dictionary. Inside, you?ll... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2013; US$ 23.99
In Flaws in the Ice , prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried ? from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated... more...