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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?

Ben Smee, Chistopher A Walsh

Goings-on in Northern Territory politics from 2012-2016 may read like satire, but it is all true.

Stan Grant

In Quarterly Essay 64, Stan Grant takes a deep and passionate look at Indigenous futures, in part

Rob Mundle

How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation.

Mary S. Lovell

A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Ma

Thomas Keneally

A masterly history of Australia and its people by an author of outstanding literary skill whose o

David Hunt

First there was Girt. Now comes . . . True Girt

Don Watson

A Single Tree assembles the raw material underpinning Don Watson’s award-winning The Bush.

Peter FitzSimons

On Anzac Day 1918, when the town of Villers-Bretonneux falls to the British defenders, it is the

Peter Ackroyd

The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolut

Paul Ham

Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front.

Geoffrey Blainey

In store 17 October

Simon Garfield

An entertaining and authoritative exploration of how and why time has come to rule our lives from

Will Self, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

The very best of Will Self's columns for the Independent on the oddities of place, with Ralph Ste

Peter Singer

Provocative essays on real-world ethical questions from the world's most influential and controve

The Greste Family

Freeing Peter tells the extraordinary true story of how an ordinary Australian family took on the


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