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Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day: Penguin Specials
Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day: Penguin Specials Paul French
Bloody Saturday reconstructs the events of that dreadful day from eyewitness accounts.
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Choosing Openness: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
Choosing Openness: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Andrew Leigh
Timely, compelling and essential: why, as the world closes up, Australia’s economy and society must remain open, by economist and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh
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Dying for a Chat: Penguin Special
Dying for a Chat: Penguin Special Ranjana Srivastava
Winner of the 2013 Human Rights Literature Award Medical oncologist Ranjana Srivastava contends that our healthcare professionals are ill equipped for frank discussions with patients, leading to misdiagnosis, avoidable medical complications and even death.
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Beauty's Sister: Penguin Special
Beauty's Sister: Penguin Special James Bradley
'Bradley's writing is spare and precise, his images haunting, and his plot reimagines the well-known fairy tale from the point of view of Rapunzel's darker, wilder sister... I have read many hundreds of reinventions of this tale. Beauty's Sister is one of the most powerful.' Kate Forsyth
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Reclaiming Epicurus: Penguin Special
Reclaiming Epicurus: Penguin Special Luke Slattery
Epicureanism is not just for gourmands – journalist Luke Slattery argues that it can help us rethink out materialist ways and face the challenges of man-made climate change.
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What Would Gandhi Do?
What Would Gandhi Do? Michael Kirby
Adapted from Kirby's 2013 University of New South Wales Gandhi Oration, What Would Gandhi Do? shows how remarkably useful Gandhi's insights remain when confronting the world's challenges.
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End of the Road?: Penguin Special
End of the Road?: Penguin Special Gideon Haigh
In this engaging and insightful analysis for the lay reader, Gideon Haigh explains why the industry has become an ideological battleground, and reveals the more complex and surprising truth behind the partisan rhetoric.
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Is There No Place for Me?: Making Sense of Madness: Penguin Special
Is There No Place for Me?: Making Sense of Madness: Penguin Special Kate Richards
Kate argues for empowering patients and their families to be active members of treament teams.
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Beyond the Boom
Beyond the Boom John Edwards
After decades of prosperity Australians are now worried about their jobs, their incomes and their future. The mining boom, said to explain Australia's past success, is declared to be over.
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Mistakes Were Made: Penguin Special
Mistakes Were Made: Penguin Special Liam Pieper
Mistakes Were Made is about the gap between our ideals in life – of love, compassion, ambition – and how things actually play out.
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Marrow: Penguin Specials
Marrow: Penguin Specials Yan Lianke
A chilling and relentless tale of family responsibility and a mother's sacrifice, Marrow is Yan Lianke at his best.
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The Element of Need: Penguin Special
The Element of Need: Penguin Special James Bradley
The city of Adelaide and its surrounding areas have a very dark history. . .
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The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo: Penguin Special
The Rise and Fall of the House of Bo: Penguin Special John Garnaut
Bo Xilai's breathtaking fall from grace in 2012 is an extraordinary tale of excess, murder, defection and ideological clashes, as the princeling sons of the revolutionary heroes fight for control of China.
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The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special
The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special Gideon Haigh
Veteran journalist Gideon Haigh assesses the future of news media in light of the internet's effects on traditional forms of publishing and broadcasting.
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Governor Bligh & the Short Man: Penguin Special
Governor Bligh & the Short Man: Penguin Special Peter Cochrane
Seventeen years after the mutiny on the Bounty, Governor-elect William Bligh sets sail for New South Wales accompanied by his daughter Mary, the narrator of this extraordinary shipboard tale.
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Life in Ten Houses: Penguin Special
Life in Ten Houses: Penguin Special Sonya Hartnett
Expanding on her 2010 Redmond Barry lecture, this short memoir is a beautifully atmospheric exploration of the idea of home and what it means to be a writer in a City of Literature.
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Take Your Best Shot: The Prime Ministership of Julia Gillard: Penguin Special
Take Your Best Shot: The Prime Ministership of Julia Gillard: Penguin Special Jacqueline Kent
Take Your Best Shot is an insightful, revelatory and immensely readable account of Julia Gillard's leadership – and its abrupt ending.
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Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special
Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special Toby Ralph
When Toby Ralph joined a UN team assisting preparations for Afghanistan's 2009 presidential election, he didn't quite know what he was getting into. In a country unaccustomed to fair and free processes, the resistance he encountered to the idea democracy ranged from corruption and ineptitude to violence.
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The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking: Penguin Special
The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking: Penguin Special Paul French
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
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Rudd, Gillard and Beyond: Penguin Special
Rudd, Gillard and Beyond: Penguin Special Troy Bramston
With previously unpublished documents and revealing observations, Rudd, Gillard and Beyond is the first book to provide a post-mortem and a roadmap for vital reform.
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The Simple Life: Penguin Specials
The Simple Life: Penguin Specials Rhonda Hetzel
This is the story of her journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. Rhonda relates why she wanted to change her lifestyle, what simple living means to her, and offers guidance to those thinking about taking the same path.
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The Tunnel: Penguin Special
The Tunnel: Penguin Special Dennis McIntosh
When Dennis McIntosh went to work on an underground construction site in Melbourne's west, he was twenty-seven and starting over. His years as a shearer had ended badly, he was an alcoholic, and his eldest daughter had a brain injury.
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The Adolescent Country: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
The Adolescent Country: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Peter Hartcher
Drawing on exclusive interviews with prime ministers, foreign ministers and other policy-makers, Gold Walkley award–winning journalist peter Hartcher argues Australia needs to shake off its 'provincial reflex' and become a mature player in global affairs.
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The First Dismissal: Penguin Special
The First Dismissal: Penguin Special Luke Slattery
How Governor Macquarie invented an idea of Australia, a convict built it – and how Britain tried to tear it down.
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