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  • ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    NEIWERT DAVID
    ISBN: 9781786634467
    Title: ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    Author: NEIWERT DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "Alt-Right" leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of Patriot militias; following 9/11, when conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black president of the country.

    Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the Far Right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground in 'Producerist' ideology and constitutionalist interpretations of US law an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media.

    Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth on the ground of Far Right movements across the country.

    The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump's ties to Far Right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of the US.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AMERICAN BY DAY
    AMERICAN BY DAY
    MILLER DEREK B
    ISBN: 9781784163297
    Title: AMERICAN BY DAY
    Author: MILLER DEREK B
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'A superb novel on all levels' Marcel Berlins, The Times'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of SirensShe knew it was a weird place. She?d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid deg rd has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic.America. And not someplace interesting, either- upstate New York.It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

    Imprint: BLACK SWAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ANTISEMITISM : Here and Now
    ANTISEMITISM : Here and Now
    LIPSTADT DEBORAH
    ISBN: 9781925322675
    Title: ANTISEMITISM : Here and Now
    Author: LIPSTADT DEBORAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Anti-Jewish violence and vandalism have been on the rise in Europe in the last five years. Deborah Lipstadt asks, 'Does this mean we are returning to the brutality of the 1930s?' 'No', is her initial answer, quickly followed by- 'It's complicated.'

    Connecting different currents in contemporary culture, such as the resurgence of racist right-wing nationalisms, left-liberal tolerance of hostility to Jews, the plight of the Palestinians, the relationship of antisemitism to anti-Zionism, and the rise of Islamic extremism, Lipstadt explores how contradictory forces have found common scapegoats.

    Lucid and convincing, Antisemitism will calm the fearful, rouse the complacent, and demand a response from readers.

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BAD DAD
    BAD DAD
    WALLIAMS DAVID
    ISBN: 9780008164669
    Title: BAD DAD
    Author: WALLIAMS DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The new heart-warming and hilariously brilliant story from number one bestselling author David Walliams. Beautifully illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.


    Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

    There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones.
    There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones.
    There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones.
    Of course, there are good dads, and bad dads . . .

    A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!

    This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter!

    Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heart-warming story of a father and son on an adventure – and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • BEN QUILTY  2010 - 2018
    BEN QUILTY 2010 - 2018
    QUILTY BEN
    ISBN: 9780143795940
    Title: BEN QUILTY 2010 - 2018
    Author: QUILTY BEN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ben Quilty has worked across a range of media including drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and film. His works often respond to social and political events, from the current global refugee crisis to the complex social history of Australia; he is constantly critiquing notions of identity, patriotism and male rites of passage.

    Quilty is a past winner of the Archibald Prize for portraiture, the National Self-portrait prize, and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. This rich and comprehensive collection of his work from the past two decades is accompanied by essays from Lisa Slade and Justin Paton.

    Imprint: LANTERN BOOKS
    RRP: $90.00

    Price: $90.00
  • BEYOND WORDS : A Year with Kenneth Cook
    BEYOND WORDS : A Year with Kenneth Cook
    KENT JACQUELINE
    ISBN: 9780702260391
    Title: BEYOND WORDS : A Year with Kenneth Cook
    Author: KENT JACQUELINE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1985 Jacqueline Kent was content with her life. She had a satisfying career as a freelance book editor, and was emerging as a writer. Living and working alone, she relished her independence.

    But then she met Kenneth Cook, author of the Australian classic Wake in Fright, and they fell in love. With bewildering speed Jacqueline found herself in alien territory- with a man almost twenty years older, whose life experience could not have been more different from her own. She had to come to terms with complicated finances and expectations, and to negotiate relationships with Ken's children, four people almost her own age. But with this man of contradictions - funny and sad, headstrong and tender - she found real and sustaining companionship.

    Their life together was often joyful, sometimes enraging, always exciting - until one devastating evening. But, as Jacqueline discovered, even when a story is over that doesn't mean it has come to an end.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF : Dark Star Trilogy Book 1
    BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF : Dark Star Trilogy Book 1
    JAMES MARLON
    ISBN: 9780241315583
    Title: BLACK LEOPARD RED WOLF : Dark Star Trilogy Book 1
    Author: JAMES MARLON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter - and he always works alone. But when he is engaged to find a child who disappeared three years ago, he must break his own rules, joining a group of eight very different mercenaries working together to find the boy.

    Following the lost boy's scent from one ancient city to another, into dense forests and across deep rivers, Tracker starts to wonder- Who is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And most important of all, who is telling the truth and who is lying?

    Drawing from vivid African history and mythology, Marlon James weaves a saga of breathtaking adventure and powerful intrigue - a mesmerising, unique meditation on the nature of truth and power.

    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CAPTURING NATURE : Early Scientific Photography at the Australian Museum 1857-1893
    CAPTURING NATURE : Early Scientific Photography at the Australian Museum 1857-1893
    FINNEY VANESSA
    ISBN: 9781742236209
    Title: CAPTURING NATURE : Early Scientific Photography at the Australian Museum 1857-1893
    Author: FINNEY VANESSA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The ground-breaking scientific photographs of Australian Museum curator Gerard Krefft and taxidermist Henry Barnes are revealed for the first time.

    In the mid-nineteenth century, some of the earliest adopters of the revolutionary new art form of photography were scientists. Museums around the world were quick to see the huge potential for capturing fleeting moments of life, death and discovery. At the Australian Museum, curator Gerard Krefft and taxidermist Henry Barnes began to experiment with photography in the 1860s, preparing and staging their specimens — from whales and giant sunfish to lifelike lyre bird scenes and fossils — and capturing them in thousands of beautiful and arresting images. Capturing Nature reveals this fascinating visual archive for the first time, profiling the remarkable partnership of Krefft and Barnes, their innovative work and the Australian Museum’s urgent quest to become more scientific in its practices.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • CHASING THE SUN
    CHASING THE SUN
    GEDDES LINDA
    ISBN: 9781781258323
    Title: CHASING THE SUN
    Author: GEDDES LINDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Our ancestors constructed vast monuments like Stonehenge and Pyramids of Egypt and Central America to keep track of the sun and celebrate the annual cycle of death and rebirth.

    The returning sun heralds new beginnings. Indeed, for most of mankind's history, the sun has dictated our daily patterns of eating, sleeping and activity. It has shaped our culture and belief systems. Without the sun, there would be no oxygen to breathe, no food to eat, and life on Earth never would have existed. The sun has also shaped human biology.

    Bursting with original and cutting edge research, Chasing the Sun tells the full story of our long and complex relationship with the sun, from the emergence of life on earth, through to the modern day, and explores what it means to lose our connection with it. This book asks us to rethink the significance of the sun in our lives and to exploit our relationship to improve our health, sleep and productivity.

    Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • COMEBACK
    COMEBACK
    TANNER LINDSAY
    ISBN: 9781925713909
    Title: COMEBACK
    Author: TANNER LINDSAY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jack van Duyn, who was introduced in Comfort Zone, is a Melbourne tax-driver in his mid-fifties, living alone in a dingy Brunswick flat, and going to seed. He?s settled into a drab existence of little money, few friends, and no prospects. He?s still recovering from weeks of turmoil triggered by his infatuation with beautiful Somali refugee Farhia, and the bitter conflict with drug dealers, spies, and thugs that ensued. However, Jack?s return to normality is short-lived. He?s about to be hurtled into a vicious power struggle involving crooked property developers, angry unionists, and a deranged stalker from his past. Before he knows it, his world is starting to unravel, and he?s running for his life ...

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • COST OF LIVING
    COST OF LIVING
    LEVY DEBORAH
    ISBN: 9780241977569
    Title: COST OF LIVING
    Author: LEVY DEBORAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What does it mean to be free - as an artist, a woman, a mother or daughter? And what is the price of that freedom?In this dazzling memoir, Deborah Levy confronts the essential questions of modern womanhood with humour, pragmatism, and profoundly resonant wisdom. Reflecting on the period when she wrote the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Hot Milk - when her mother was dying, her daughters were leaving home, her marriage was coming to an end - she is characteristically eloquent on the social expectations and surreal realities of daily life. And expanding far beyond these bounds, she describes a uniquely frank, wise and thrilling manifesto for female experience- embracing the exhilarating terror of freedom, seeking to understand what that freedom could mean and how it might feel.

    Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DARK PINES : A Tuva Moodyson Mystery 1
    DARK PINES : A Tuva Moodyson Mystery 1
    DEAN WILL
    ISBN: 9781786073853
    Title: DARK PINES : A Tuva Moodyson Mystery 1
    Author: DEAN WILL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Five villagers. Six hundred square kilometres of Swedish forest. One reporter. Two bodies...

    Will Dean 's atmospheric crime thriller marks him out as a talent to watch. Dark Pines is stylish, compelling and as chilling as a Swedish winter. ' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle

    Claustrophobically atmospheric and spine-tingly tense, Dark Pines kept me enthralled to the very last page. A stunning debut from a major new talent. ' Steph Broadribb, author of Deep Down Dead
    Atmospheric, creepy and tense. Loved the Twin Peaks vibe. Loved Tuva. More please! ' C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
    For fans of C.J. Sansom, a brand new debut crime writer introduces a Tuva Moodyson Mystery.
    SEE NO EVIL
    Eyes missing, two bodies lie deep in the forest near a small Swedish town.
    HEAR NO EVIL
    Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter on a small-time local paper, is looking for the story that could make her career.
    SPEAK NO EVIL
    A web of secrets. And an unsolved murder from twenty years ago.
    Can Tuva outwit the killer before she becomes the final victim' She'd like to think so. But first she must face her demons and venture far into the deep, dark woods if she wants to stand any chance of getting the hell out of small-time Gavrik.

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD RIGHT : HOW NEOLIBERALISM ATE ITSELF AND WHAT COMES NEXT
    DEAD RIGHT : HOW NEOLIBERALISM ATE ITSELF AND WHAT COMES NEXT
    DENNISS RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781760641306
    Title: DEAD RIGHT : HOW NEOLIBERALISM ATE ITSELF AND WHAT COMES NEXT
    Author: DENNISS RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DER GLUMPH WENT THE LITTLE GREEN FROG
    DER GLUMPH WENT THE LITTLE GREEN FROG
    SHANKS MATT
    ISBN: 9781742993676
    Title: DER GLUMPH WENT THE LITTLE GREEN FROG
    Author: SHANKS MATT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    We all know frogs go la-di-da-di-da! They dont go der glumph der glumph der glumph!
    The Australian animals are relaxing in the outback. But what do they get up to when nobody is looking?

    Imprint: OMNIBUS KIDS BOOKS
    RRP: $15.99

    Price: $15.99
  • DOGS OF WINTER
    DOGS OF WINTER
    NUNN KEM
    ISBN: 9780857302533
    Title: DOGS OF WINTER
    Author: NUNN KEM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Heart Attacks is California’s last secret spot — the premier mysto surf haunt, the stuff of rumor and legend. The rumors say you must cross Indian land to get there. They tell of hostile locals and shark-infested waters where waves in excess of thirty feet break a mile from shore. For down-and-out photographer Jack Fletcher, the chance to shoot these waves in the company of surfing legend Drew Harmon offers the promise of new beginnings. But Drew is not alone in the northern reaches of the state. His young wife, Kendra, lives there with him. Obsessed with the unsolved murder of a local girl, Kendra has embarked upon a quest of her own, a search for truth — however dark that truth may prove to be.

    In this desolate wasteland the search for the perfect wave becomes a quest for survival, as events lead inevitably to their final, tragic climax.

    Imprint: NO EXIT PRESS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DOOMSDAY MACHINE : Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
    DOOMSDAY MACHINE : Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
    ELLSBERG DANIEL
    ISBN: 9781608196739
    Title: DOOMSDAY MACHINE : Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
    Author: ELLSBERG DANIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    At the same time former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the top-secret Pentagon Papers, he also took with him a chilling cache of top secret documents related to America's nuclear program in the 1960s. Here for the first time he reveals the contents of those documents, and makes clear their shocking relevance for today.

    The Doomsday Machine is Ellsberg's hair-raising insider's account of the most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization, whose legacy--and renewal under the Obama administration--threatens the very survival of humanity. It is scarcely possible to estimate the true dangers of our present nuclear policies without penetrating the secret realities of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, when Ellsberg had high-level access to them. No other insider has written so candidly of that long-classified history, and nothing has fundamentally changed since that era. Ellsberg's analysis of recent research on nuclear winter shows that even a "small" nuclear exchange would cause billions of deaths by global nuclear famine.

    Ellsberg, in the end, offers steps we can take under a new administration to avoid nuclear catastrophe. Framed as a memoir, this gripping exposé reads like a thriller with cloak-and-dagger intrigue, placing Ellsberg back in his natural role as whistle-blower. It is a real-life Dr. Strangelove story, but an ultimately hopeful--and powerfully important--book.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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