Matthew Benns takes us inside the murky world of Australia's racing industry. Dapper horse trainer Les Samba was in Melbourne for the annual yearling sales when he turned down an Italian meal with racing contacts saying, 'I have to meet a bloke.' Just hours later he was dead, blood pouring out of five... read more

Fixed Cheating Doping Rape And Murder
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Geoffrey Robertson QC explains how to avoid war in the Middle East and a catastrophic nuclear disaster. - What is worse: Iran getting the bomb or America bombing Iran? - Will our children ever live in a world without nuclear weapons? - ... read more

Mullahs Without Mercy Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons
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 Current Affairs

Series:Australian Studies

Australian society and its leaders generally take for granted the importance and value of this nations relationship with the United States. The US is commonly thought of as the worlds great purveyor of liberal values and the rule of law, and as a p... read more

The US Lobby and Australian Defence Policy
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In February 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign. In doing so, Joseph Ratzinger, the man who became Benedict, also relinquished a controversial religious career in which he was largely responsible for the Catholic Church's prodigious troubles: his scorched-earth assau... read more

The Trial of Pope Benedict: Joseph Ratzinger and the Vatican's Assault on Reason, Compassion, and Human Dignity
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Exodus is an insightful, expert foray into the explosive issue of immigration, from Paul Collier, award-winning economist and author of The Bottom Billion Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views - ... read more

Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century
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This book remains the definitive statement on how we live and think in the environments we create for ourselves. Boyd was a fierce critic, and an advocate of good design. He understood the significance of the connection between people and their dwellings, and argued passionately for a national archite... read more

The Australian Ugliness
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Provides accounts of how individuals have responded with their local communities to the twin threats of peak oil and climate change. It explains how we can 'transition' from fossil-fuel based communities to ones that are more self-reliant and generate less carbon emissions. Details UK transition initi... read more

Transition Handbook: Creating Sustainable Local Communities for a Future without Oil
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In his new book, the author sets our clearly and unequivocally, the trickery and deception that is rife - indeed, universal practice - throughou... read more

Don't Sign Anything: How to Protect Yourself from the Tricks and Traps of Real Estate: How to Protect Yourself from the Tricks and Traps of Real Estate
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Author Bob Phillips crunches the numbers to provide an exhaustive analysis of risk from the cradle to the grave. Reveals how much safer it is to be a woman than a man. Points out hazards like shark attacks that were very scared of despite their rarity. Discusses risk management and alternative approaches to risk...

Risky Life: How Bad are Your Chances?
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Based on the series produced for the BBC World Service
A Financial Times and Bloomberg Business Week Book of the Year
Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse c... read more

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy
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People have long been duped by smooth-talking politicians, confessional talk-show hosts and fake-earnest advertisers. As sincerity has become suspect, the upright and honest have taken refuge in irony. Yet we long for the holy grail of sincerity. With deep historical perspective and a brilliant contem... read more

Sincerity: How a moral idea born 500 years ago inspired religious wars/modern art/hipster chic/and the curious notion that we ALL have something to say (no matter how dull)
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 Current Affairs

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health--there are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap... read more

Happy Ever After: Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life
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