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- Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 29.95
Drawing comparisons with the United Kingdom and the United States, this educational reference details the often bitter disagreements that occur in Australia between the critics who want to reclaim old ways of teaching literacy and the educators who emphasize the possibilities for creative change. It illustrates the strong beliefs, deep divisions,... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.82
This is the scandalous tale of one of the greatest business scams in Australian business history?the controversial fuel pill, Firepower. A magic pill that cuts fuel consumption and reduces emissions?that was the miracle promised by Tim Johnston's company, Firepower. Everyone believed him: prime ministers and presidents, doctors and diplomats, business... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 17.95
When Nellie McPherson reached her eightieth year, her clan got together to give the sprightly grandmother a birthday bash. Her youngest son, Lennie, wasn't invited. He turned up nevertheless, with a small white rabbit. Instead of giving it to his mother, Lennie put one large hand around the rabbit's neck, grasped its head, twisted and pulled and,... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 25.95
From quiz kid to Australian Minister for Science, from frustrated school teacher to National President of the ALP, from the suburbs of Melbourne to UNESCO in Paris, Barry Jones has had a prodigious public life. Barry Jones first came to public prominence as Pick-a-Box quiz champion, and from then on he has embraced a myriad of passions and causes.... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 15.95
For over a decade, the Howard government has found ways to silence its critics, one by one. Like the proverbial frog in boiling water, Australians have become accustomed to repeated attacks on respected individuals and organizations. For a government which claims to support freedom of speech and freedom of choice, only certain kinds of speech and... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 19.95
'Brad Murdoch is not just Brad Murdoch. He's a breed, a type. There are Murdochs all across northern Australia and they run to kind. White or beige Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ75 utility. Canvas canopy off the back with built-in flyscreen mesh. Six-pack foam esky for up front of the cab on long drives and a serious full-grown Rubbermaid esky for the back... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 29.99
The story of the most spectacularly successful shoplifting gang in history, who plundered stores in England and Europe in the 1960s and 1970s?the Kangaroo Gang?led by a master thief "King" Arthur Delaney. From the mid 1960s, a brazen band of Australian thieves ran riot in London for more than a decade, pulling off the most daring heists Scotland... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 27.26
Ever since he was a kid, Jim Haynes has been captivated by the exciting and colorful world of horse racing. Whether it's the love of a satin-coated thoroughbred, the scurrying touts and coat-tuggers, the surge of a last minute betting plunge in the ring, or the thrill of a close-fought finish that takes you there, the racetrack is a colorful stage... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
The Australian contribution to the Allied war effort during World War I is worthy of celebration. Some 400,000 Australians volunteered for active duty, an astonishing 13 per cent of the entire (white) male population, a number so great that the Australian government was never forced to rely on conscription. Casualties were an astonishing 52 per cent... more...