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  • Gavel to Gavelby Kevin Rozilli

    UNSW Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    The book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the corridors of parliament as seen through the eyes of a practitioner of thirty years’ experience in the ‘bear pit’ on Macquarie Street. The author’s seven years as one of its most highly regarded Speakers provides the background for this detailed and informative study... more...

  • One of Usby Damien Kingsbury

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    One of Us: An Australian Head of State is a timely contribution to the republican debate by leading academics and essayists from Tim Soutphommasane and Greg Barns to John Warhurst, edited by Damien Kingsbury .Shouldn’t Australia have an Australian head of state? After all, we are a sovereign nation with a distinct identity, outlook and set of... more...

  • Off the Main Linesby Don L. Hofsommer

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 45.99

    In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Lines... more...

  • Ninety Not Outby Paul Davey

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on the National Party, this history shares the extraordinary story of a political organizationólarge in grassroots members, yet small in parliamentary termsóthat has made an enormous and largely unrecognized contribution to Australia?s social and economic development. A colorful and interesting read, this comprehensive study highlights the... more...

  • Urban Nationby Robert Freestone

    CSIRO Publishing 2010; US$ 72.00

    Provides the first national survey of the historical impact of urban planning and design on the Australian landscape. more...

  • Judges and Generals in Pakistan Volume IIIby Inam Sehri

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    This book is the third volume of 'Judges & Generals in Pakistan' by Inam R Sehri which mainly covers period from 2008-10 of contemporary history of that country. The book is a record of critical evaluation on Pakistan's day to day deliberations from its army and superior judiciary in comparison with mega-corruption scandals of Pakistan's political... more...

  • The State in New Zealand, 1840-198by Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government... more...

  • All That's Leftby Nick Dyrenfurth; Tim Soutphommasane

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Following Australia?s 2010 election, this invaluable discussion allows key political players and commentators to ask pointed and practical questions about what progressive politics in Australia mean today. Candid and surprising, this analysis covers a wide range of topics, including What Should Labor Stand For? How Should Australia?s Governments... more...

  • The Mother of All Departmentsby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 1997; US$ 31.99

    Brings to life the history of the most important agency of government in New Zealand for much of the last century. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial Secretary's Office in 1840, providing an overview of the development and expansion of government in New Zealand. more...

  • Coates of the Kaiparaby Fay Hercock

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878?1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister in the early 1920s and seemed full of promise when he became Prime Minister in 1925 on the death of W.F. Massey. Ten years later, after serving... more...