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- Allen & Unwin 1995; US$ 20.99
Together with its companion volume, Freedom Bound I, which deals with the period of colonisation, this volume explores twentieth-century Australia and documents the dreams that inspired women, the pleasures and pain that informed their politics and the desires that enthralled them, even as they bade them to be free. more...
- Wiley 2016; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00
A Companion to Chinese History presents a collection of essays offering a comprehensive overview of the latest intellectual developments in the study of China’s history from the ancient past up until the present day. Covers the major trends in the study of Chinese history from antiquity to the present day Considers the latest scholarship... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2017; US$ 8.99
On 3 February 1967, despite public outrage and vocal protests from wide-ranging community groups, Ronald Ryan became the last person to be legally executed in Australia. Last Words is the human story behind this historical event that aims to answer some of the remaining unanswered questions, fifty year after his death. Ryan was found guilty of murdering... more...
- NewSouth 2017; US$ 14.99
It was no wonder I was glad to be down in Woolloomooloo. The Old Fitzroy reminded me of how Kings Cross used to be.Told in his vivid and entertaining style, Louis Nowra writes Woolloomooloos biography, drink in hand, from the vantage point of the Old Fitzroy Hotel, the cosy, eccentric and wonderful pub on Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo. Its... more...
- Otago University Press 2017; US$ 9.99
Wealth and power in a colonial society is the subject of this book. It is a detailed study of the richest settlers in southern New Zealand, where the country's earliest fortunes were made, mostly by pastoral farmers and financiers. Who where the rich? Not born gentlemen, the author shows, but astute and innovative capitalists, generally from relatively... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 29.95
Is there a crisis in literacy education in Australia? Or are claims our children are being taught by methods that don't work just a beat up by political conservatives? The Literacy Wars cuts through the passionate claims and counterclaims to explain what's happening in our classrooms and why they've become a battleground. more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95
Charles Darwin liked and loathed Australia. The father of evolution paid the continent a flying visit during in 1836, and was glad to put the place behind him. Yet Australia's astonishing wildlife influenced him deeply, and his revolutionary theories still resonate profoundly in Australian society. Two hundred years after Darwin's birth, at... more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 27.95
In this challenging and provocative book, Tom Frame, one of Australias best-known writers on religion and society, examines diminishing theological belief and declining denominational affiliation. He argues that Australia has never been a very religious nation but that few Australians have deliberately rejected belief most simply cant... more...