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George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable 'Treasurer'. As an outspoken defend... read more

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

For over half a century, noodlemaker Gyalo Thondup has been a familiar figure in the Himalayan hill town of Kalimpong. But it was not until 2010 that the townsfolk discovered his true identity: Gyal... read more

Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story of the Dalai Lama and the Secret Struggle for Tibet

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 POLITICS & HISTORY

Colditz Castle is famous as the German prisoner of war camp, subject of a popular TV series in 1980s. It was supposed to impossible to escape from this castle set high on a rocky escarpment, and yet a series of daring, even foolhardy escape plans involving tunnels cut into solid r... read more

Pilgrim Spy

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 POLITICS & HISTORY

Bataviais the greatest story in Australia?s history and history comes to life with Peter Fitzsimons.The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-f... read more

Batavia

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 POLITICS & HISTORY

Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

Mortals and Monsters
Quests and Adventures
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.
Join Jason aboard the... read more

Heroes

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 POLITICS & HISTORY

Series:Stephen Fry's Greek Myths

Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . __________
There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes.
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite a... read more

Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures

The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrume... read more

Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia

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 POLITICS & HISTORY

Pauline: In Her Own Words tracks the seminal speeches and contributions of one Australia's most provocative political figures. The book comprises Pauline Hanson's speeches through the years as she takes back the leadership of One Nation, articulates the policy positio... read more

Pauline: In Her Own Words

Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from constituents. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. This is the story of the profound ways in which they shaped his presidency. Every evening for eight years, at his request, President Oba... read more

To Obama, With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair

From 9/11 to the launch of the iPod, from the creation of 'Gmail' to the 2004 tsunami, from the Enron bankruptcy to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 10 Years That Shook the World is the story of an extraordinary decade. For each year, Loretta Napoleoni presents events not as a chronology but as dispatc... read more

10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001

'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. T... read more

The New Silk Roads: the Present & Future of the World