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  • The Outback Wranglerby Matt Wright

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.38

    'I never knew I could do this as a job' National Geographic conservationist and chopper pilot Matt Wright was born for a life of action and adventure. Raised in the wilds of Far North Queensland, Papua New Guinea and outback Australia, as a child he would catch deadly snakes for fun or lizards and turtles for show and tell at school. From his early... more...

  • Rebellious Daughtersby Maria Katsonis; Lee Kofman

    Ventura Press 2016; US$ 32.99 US$ 22.99

    Good daughters hold their tongues, obey their elders and let their families determine their destiny. Rebellious daughters are just the opposite. In Rebellious Daughters , some of Australia?s most talented female writers share intimate and touching stories of rebellion and independence as they defy the expectations of parents and society to find... more...

  • Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Ohio Historyby Susan Sawyer

    Globe Pequot Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Each volume in this series features fifteen to twenty short biographies of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of a given city, state, or region of the U.S. The villainous, the misguided, and the misunderstood all get their due in these entertaining yet... more...

  • Lonesome Dreamerby Timothy G. Anderson

    UNP - Bison Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    American poet and writer John G. Neihardt (1881?1973) possessed an inquiring and spiritual mind. Those qualities came to the fore in Black Elk Speaks , the story of the Lakota holy man Black Elk, for which he is best remembered. Over the course of thirty years he also wrote a five-volume epic poem, A Cycle of the West , which told the story of the... 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...

  • Taut Linesby Cameron Pierce

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 18.99

    Since the earliest writings of civilization, people have been writing about fish and the pursuit of them. Taut Lines is a book of the present with regular forays into the past, reflecting not on where we're going, but where we've come from. As all anglers know, the fish themselves are only half of fishing. Finding peace, spirituality, or a sense... more...

  • Kicking It Around the Globeby Matthew Burke

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 23.79

    Not too many footballers reach the pinnacle of their sport, while along the way being sledged by ball-boys, mystified by the 'coffee-table' rule, terrified by Jonah Lomu and sharing a rum and Coke with the future King of England. Not to mention scoring 25 points in a World Cup final. Yes, you could say that Wallaby legend Matt Burke had some interesting... more...

  • Devil's Defenderby John Browne

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    In the tradition of bestselling legal memoirs from Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Gerry Spence, and Alan Dershowitz, John Henry Browne's memoir, The Devil's Defender, recounts his tortuous education in what it means to be an advocate?and a human being. For the last four decades, Browne has defended the indefensible. From Facebook folk hero "the Barefoot... more...

  • Loving and Leaving Washingtonby John Yochelson

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    John Yochelson was seventeen when he first heard President Kennedy?s call, ?Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.? Responding to the call to public service, he had a front-row seat from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s, when the power game in Washington was played across party lines. Loving and Leaving... more...

  • An American Teacher in Argentinaby Julyan G. Peard

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    This is the story of Mary Gorman who, in 1869, was the first American woman to accept President Sarmiento?s invitation to set up normal schools in Argentina. She lived a transnational and transformative life moving along Indian-White frontiers in the U.S. southwest and Argentina and participating in the early education of both countries. This book... more...