History / Current Affairs

Jenny Valentish

Woman of Substances is an insightful, rigorous and brutally honest read.

Briohny Doyle

A wry and topical inquiry into how we respond when our cultural clock starts ticking.

Keith Dunstan

The story of the Melbourne family who created the iconic Kiwi brand which took Australian shoe po

Robert Dessaix

'To play is to be master of your time': Robert Dessaix’s guide to work and play in the twenty-fir

John Safran

Expecting skinheads, John Safran rocked up to a far-right rally in Melbourne.

Jane Hutcheon

How one woman turned her life upside down to help those who needed it most - half a world away.

P.J. O'Rourke

An essential take on the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election from a quintessential v

Allan Gyngell

“Everything Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the wor

David Suzuki, Ian Hanington

A resounding post Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offer

Julie Ferry

The Transatlantic Marriage Bureau will romp through a full year to tell the story of nine young A

George Megalogenis

Australia is in transition. Saying it is easy.

David Marr

In this timely Quarterly Essay, David Marr looks at Australia’s brand of the politics of resentme

Gareth Russell

England July 1540: it is one of the hottest summers on record and the court of Henry VIII is embr

Ian Townsend

The little known and intriguing WWII story of an eleven-year-old Australian schoolboy who was sho

Noel Pearson

The nation has unfinished business.

Jessa Crispin

A searing rejection of contemporary feminism and a bracing manifesto for revolution.

Rebe Taylor

In 1908 English gentleman, Ernest Westlake, packed a tent, a bicycle and forty tins of food and s

James Rickards

The global economy has made what seems like an incredible comeback after the financial crisis of

John Simpson

From distinguished foreign correspondent John Simpson, a fascinating history of what it is to ris

Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Pinkner, Matt Ridley and Alain de Botton

Is humanity approaching a Golden Age, driven by technology and ever-closer global networks?

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