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  • Encyclopedia of Folk Heroesby Graham Seal

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00

    A wide-ranging and detailed investigation of folk heroes, both fictional and historical, from the earliest times to the present, taken from societies throughout the world as they exist in folktales, folksongs, customs, speech, and other folklore genres. more...

  • Outlaw Heroes in Myth and Historyby Graham Seal

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This book provides an overview and analysis of the global tradition of the outlaw hero. The mythology and history of the outlaw hero is traced from the Roman Empire to the present, showing how both real and mythic figures have influenced social, political, economic and cultural outcomes in many times and places. more...

  • Great Anzac Storiesby Graham Seal

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 18.17

    Stories of heroism, suffering and endurance - and also humour - from the main wars in which Australians have fought. more...

  • The Soldiers' Pressby Graham Seal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Through the first comprehensive investigation and analysis of the English language trench periodicals of the First World War, The Soldiers' Press presents a cultural interpretation of the means and methods through which consent was negotiated between the trenches and the home front. more...

  • Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Storiesby Graham Seal

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 18.17

    From one of our master storytellers, author of the bestselling Great Australian Stories , comes another collection of yarns, tall tales, bush legends and colourful characters. Taking us from the deep outback to the glistening sea, they go to the heart of what makes us distinctively Australian. more...

  • The Savage Shoreby Graham Seal

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 20.90

    Remarkable stories from the dangerous early voyages to Australia - long before Captain Cook claimed it for the English - reveal a very different history than the triumphal British version we learnt at school. more...

  • Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad Highby Graham Seal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 10.99

    We like to think that we live in an age of reason and rationality, that uncertainty and the unknown have largely been eliminated by technology and science. But it seems that we have nagging doubts. Continually, we tell each other odd tales about ankle slashers and hairy-armed women in the shopping mall. We hear about phantom hitchhikers and headless... more...

  • Dog's Eye and Dead Horse: The Complete Guide to Australian Rhyming Slangby Graham Seal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 13.99

    A comprehensive collection of Australian rhyming slang, in all its fascinating (and bawdy) glory. It's much more fun to say 'What's the John Dory?' instead of 'What's the story?' and 'Give me a Captain Cook' instead of 'Give me a look', and wonderfully cheeky to remark 'Who made the apple tart?' instead of 'Who made a fart?' But there is also a darker... more...

  • These Few Lines - A Convict Romance: The Lost Lives of Myra and William Sykesby Graham Seal

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 13.99

    A historical detective story for lovers of Colonial Australian history. With deftness and superb storytelling Graham Seal uses his own scholarly research, the fragments of letters, diary and journal entries left by Myra and William Sykes to give his readers an insight into an early Australian convict life.tHESE FEW LINES is a historical detective... more...

  • Great Australian Journeysby Graham Seal

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 19.08

    A fascinating collection of some of Australia's most dramatic journeys from the 19th and early 20th century: epics of exploration, survival and tragedy, stories of mystery and romance, and of discovery and loss. more...