When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador's residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture. From th... read more

The Last Palace: Europe's Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives and One House in Prague
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 History

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

It is hard to overstate just how unusual Europe was towards the end of the age of the dinosaurs. It was a dynamic island arc whose individual landmasses were made up of diverse geological types, including ancient continental fragments, raised segments of oceanic crust, and... read more

Europe: A Natural History
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A panoramic exploration of peoples, objects and beliefs over 40,000 years from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany, following the new BBC Radio 4 documentary and British Museum exhibition. One of the central facts of human existence is tha... read more

Living With the Gods
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Rise & Resisttakes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. The political march is back in a big way, as communities rally to build movements for environmental and social justice. But today's context calls for increasingly creative strategies... read more

Rise and Resist - How to Change the World
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 History

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On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo ... read more

Spy and the Traitor, The
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Accompanied by Michel Lawrence's new and revealing portraits, Melinda Williams has recorded the lives of more than 100 of Australia's most prominent artists, writers, sportspeople, scientists, and contributors. Some are household names and others... read more

Remarkable: Australia's National Treasures
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 History

Series:Democracy Trilogy Ser.

For the ten years from 1902, when Australia's suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration.
Clare Wright's epic new history tells the st... read more

You Daughters of Freedom - The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World
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The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses ... read more

The Rhine Following Europe's Greatest River from the Alps to Amsterdam
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 Australian Studies

Can a return to direct democracy reconnect a jaded electorate with an out-of-touch establishment? Would reforming Canberra's toxic culture lead to worthwhile debate and better decision-making? Should today's leaders look back on successful governments to lear... read more

The Knowledge Solution: Politics
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In this crisp and timely essay, Laura Tingle examines political leadership in general - some profiles in courage, and cunning - as well as styles of leadership. She looks at Macron and Merkel, Keating and Obama. Tingle notes ... read more

Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader: Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman
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The modern Australian political story. This book is both the broad and the narrow, the personal and the public. There is no other book like this in Australia and I am the only person to write it. Telling the story of Australia as it is today, Ga... read more

Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up
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