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- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 34.99
Memorable speeches define a people and a place: they define a nation. It is impossible to imagine Australia's past without Peter Lalor's rallying cry at the Eureka Stockade or Ned Kelly's last words from the dock. Or to imagine recent decades without Pauline Hanson's controversial maiden speech in parliament or Gough Whitlam's famous words after the... more...
- UNSW Press 2014; US$ 39.99
This is the third and final volume of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia that gives an account of settlement by Britain. It tells of the various ways in which that experience shaped imagination and belief among the settler people from the eighteenth century to the end of World War I. Volume Three, Nation, tells the story... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as foreign minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister. For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high-stakes events on the world stage?the election of Australia to the UN Security Council,... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57
Hailed as the must-read political book of the year by commentators on all sides of the great divide, Power Trip is the explosive memoir of one of Westminster?s most controversial figures. From 1999 to 2009, Damian McBride worked at the heart of the Treasury and No. 10. He was a pivotal member of Gordon Brown?s inner circle before a notorious scandal... more...
- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 4.99
Jonathan Nicholas spent an extraordinary year in Australia when he was twenty-two years old. It was a very eventful, challenging, dangerous, and wonderful year which as you will see was totally unforgettable. His time in the country started in a very strange manner but this was to become quite typical of his time in Australia. more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 2.90
*The Explosive New Chapters* The long-awaited epilogue to what?s been hailed as the must-read political book of the year by commentators on all sides of the great divide. In addition to material covering the phone-hacking scandal previously excluded for legal reasons, in these final three chapters of Power Trip Damian McBride details the aftermath... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99
An fascinating investigation into a tragic disappearance that gripped the world. The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story. Despite exhaustive... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 13.99
Our first female prime minister Julia Gillard came to power suddenly in a coup that perplexed the nation. She hurried to an election and was chained to a hung parliament. She out-negotiated Tony Abbott and formed a minority government, but the deepest threat was from within: the man she beat for the top job would relentlessly undermine her for three... more...
- NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99
In the months following his resignation as PM in late August 1941, Menzies swayed between relief at his release from the burdens of office as PM and despair that his life at the top had come to so little. Many followers of Australian political history, including Liberal party supporters, forget that Robert Menzies had many years in the political wilderness... more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99
For more than half a century, Keith Sorrenson?one of New Zealand?s leading historians and himself of mixed Maori and Pakeha descent?has dived deeper than anyone into the story of two peoples in New Zealand. In this new book, Sorrenson brings together his major writing from the last 56 years into a powerful whole?covering topics from the origins of... more...