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Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America. One night, travelling where those who live within illusions should never go, he stared into the darkness and glimpsed a faded flag where shadows gathered, revealing another Ame... read more

A Thousand Shards of Glass
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If success leaves clues, then this unique and thought-provoking book will provide you with all the evidence you'll need to think -- and act -- like a millionaire. Discover how to leverage your knowledge and fast track your wealth using the incredible investing insights shared by Steve McKnight and Stu... read more

Millionaire
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It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknow... read more

Shattered : Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
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Revealing, moving and confronting accounts of the reality of life in mandatory detention by those who've experienced it.

They Cannot Take the Sky
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Awards:Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2005.

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did ... read more

Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Revised Edition 2006)
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Soon we will all decide if and how Indigenous Australians will be recognised in the Constitution. In this essential book, several leading writers and thinkers provide a road map to recognition. Starting with the Uluru Statement from the Heart, these ... read more

A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition
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In 2016, the Safe Schools program became the focus of an ideological firestorm. In Moral Panic 101, Benjamin Law explores how and why this happened. He weaves a subtle, gripping account of schools today, s... read more

Quarterly Essay 67 Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance, and The Safe Schools Scandal QE67
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Awards:Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2010.

When the crash of the U. S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine, and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and re... read more

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
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As astonishing as it is compelling - Steve Cannane's extraordinary insight into Scientology in Australia is investigative journalism at its very best. From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood supersta... read more

Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia
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In the summer of 2009, Alain de Botton will be invited by the owners of Heathrow airport to become their first ever Writer in Residence. He will be installed in the middle of Terminal 5 on a raised platform with a laptop connected to screens, enabling passengers to see what he is writing and to come a... read more

A Week At The Airport : A Heathrow Diary
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The vital guide to letting kids reclaim their independence It's well established that parents in western countries such as Australia currently do too much for their kids, albeit with good intentions. Before driving their kids to school (or station or bus stop) each morning ... read more

Spoonfed Generation
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Never before has Australia enjoyed such economic, commercial, diplomatic and cultural clout. Its recession-proof economy is the envy of the world. It's the planet's great lifestyle superpower. Its artistic exports win unprecedented acclaim. But never before has its politics been so brutal, narrow and ... read more

The Rise and Fall of Australia
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