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Am I Living With an Addict?
Finding a Solution For Suffering Addicts and Families
Jackson Oppy
9781925282481
2017-03-14
A$9.99
Kerr Publishing

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This book is not about drugs, it is about people. It is about those suffering from addiction and the struggles of the people around them. As well as describing how to identify if a loved one is in addiction, it provides clear information about the solution. With the right treatment addicts can recover.
Jackson Oppy has walked the road he describes, knows the pain of addiction and knows the road back to wellness, wholeness and stable family and social life.
'Am I Living With an Addict?' is the route map to wellness.
Jackson Oppy used drugs actively for 15 years. He and his family experienced all the pitfalls and trauma that comes with having a loved one in the grip of addiction and the hopelessness of believing that there was no way out.
After countless attempts to stop and after losing everything, Jackson entered recovery at age 35 and now lives alcohol- and drug-free. He now uses his experience in both active addiction and in recovery to help others at Hader Clinic in Melbourne. In his current role he deals with addicts and their families everyday, using his intimate knowledge of the problem and the solution.


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Crime Bosses

John Kerr
9781875703302
2020-03-11
A$3.99
Kerr Publishing

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AT THE TOP OF THE HEAP, IT'S A LONG WAY DOWN…
 
The Little Fella, George Freeman, phoned to tell the owner of The Palace, an illegal Kings Cross casino, that everything was 'sweet in town - for now'. An all-clear from Sydney's gaming boss. He tended to have the right oil.
 
Beer, served in contravention of liquor licence conditions, at heavily marked up prices, was the liquid gold that gave Abe Saffron his start as a crime boss. 'Mr Sin' rebuilt Kings Cross from there.
 
Carl Williams joked that he ran Victoria, that he was 'the premier'. He wasn't of course, but he behaved like the State's Lord High Executioner for five bloody years. Why?
 
For 12 years, nine blocks of Cabramatta were Heroin Central. Tri Minh Tran's 5T street gang run them.
 
L'Onorata Societa [The Honored Society], our mafia, celebrates 100 years since its first killing in the 2020s. Here, we look at how bosses handle succession and generational change. Shotguns appear regularly.


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Fred Hollows
The Updated Autobiography
Fred Hollows; Peter Corris
9780958128377
2019-05-01
A$9.99
Kerr Publishing

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This book first appeared in 1991, claiming it 'replenishes the sense of what is possible'. It still does. This edition shows what is possible being done daily, problems encountered and overcome, breakthroughs big and small, the spread of the work across the globe, how more and more people are getting modern eye care... and how The Foundation bearing Fred Hollows' name is setting up an ever accelerating attack on blindness the like of which has never been seen before.
 
The book's heart is the same: the life, work and ideas of Fred Hollows.
 
Fred was no saint, didn't pretend to be. He was as rough a diamond as they come. Tom Keneally called him 'the wild colonial boy of Australian surgery'.
 
'Every eye is an eye' as Fred put it, and there's somewhere between 25 to 40 million blind in the Third World, half that preventable cataract work. Daunting, but no excuse for inaction or failure. He knew what tools were needed. Look, talk, listen, think. Urgent problem, time available unknown.
 
Now this lean but sturdy foundation is growing and many more vital trained people are available and the number of operations a day, a year, is climbing.
 
'The patient, whoever, wherever, he or she may be, will see the doctor'. Today, a lot of patients are seeing the doctor, and many more will tomorrow.
 
'A story to lift the spirits... it is possible to change the world.' - Judith Wright, Sun Herald.
 
'...an all-action drama' - Kirsty Cameron, Australian
 
'In parts this is a shocking book' - Peter Wilmoth, Age
 
For information about The Fred Hollows Foundation visit www.hollows.org


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Fred Hollows
The Updated Autobiography
Fred Hollows; Peter Corris
9780958128391
2021-02-01
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This book first appeared in 1991, claiming it 'replenishes the sense of what is possible'. It still does. This edition shows what is possible being done daily, problems encountered and overcome, breakthroughs big and small, the spread of the work across the globe, how more and more people are getting modern eye care... and how The Foundation bearing Fred Hollows' name is setting up an ever accelerating attack on blindness the like of which has never been seen before.
 
The book's heart is the same: the life, work and ideas of Fred Hollows.
 
Fred was no saint, didn't pretend to be. He was as rough a diamond as they come. Tom Keneally called him 'the wild colonial boy of Australian surgery'.
 
'Every eye is an eye' as Fred put it, and there's somewhere between 25 to 40 million blind in the Third World, half that preventable cataract work. Daunting, but no excuse for inaction or failure. He knew what tools were needed. Look, talk, listen, think. Urgent problem, time available unknown.
 
Now this lean but sturdy foundation is growing and many more vital trained people are available and the number of operations a day, a year, is climbing.
 
'The patient, whoever, wherever, he or she may be, will see the doctor'. Today, a lot of patients are seeing the doctor, and many more will tomorrow.
 
'A story to lift the spirits... it is possible to change the world.' - Judith Wright, Sun Herald.
 
'...an all-action drama' - Kirsty Cameron, Australian
 
'In parts this is a shocking book' - Peter Wilmoth, Age
 
For information about The Fred Hollows Foundation visit www.hollows.org


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 1
My Father, Ted Docker
John Docker
9781875703333
2020-10-15
A$50.00
Kerr Publishing

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Ted Docker was an Australian of Irish descent who as a young man wanted to change the world, joining first the Industrial Workers of the World and then helping form the Communist Party of Australia. He was steadfastly loyal to the Soviet Union and by historical record a stern hard-liner.
 
This is not the whole story.


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 1
My Father, Ted Docker
John Docker
9781875703371
2020-10-15
A$11.99
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Ted Docker was an Australian of Irish descent who as a young man wanted to change the world, joining first the Industrial Workers of the World and then helping form the Communist Party of Australia. He was steadfastly loyal to the Soviet Union and by historical record a stern hard-liner.
 
This is not the whole story.


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 2
My Mother, Elsie Levy
John Docker
9781875703340
2020-10-15
A$75.00
Kerr Publishing

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Elsie Levy was born in the Jewish East End of London, came to Sydney with her family when she was 14, and joined the Communist Party of Australia when she was a young woman. In this book, her son explores her disaporic Jewish identity, both English and Australian, and in the process journeys into Jewish cultural histories. We meet important cultural figures such as Leonard Woolf, Freud, Schnitzler, Veza Canetti and Ida Rubinstein. This journey leads also to English anti-Semitism, including, shockingly, Bloomsbury. In turning to Communism and marrying out, Elsie Levy became one of history's undutiful daughters.


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 2
My Mother, Elsie Levy
John Docker
9781875703388
2020-10-15
A$11.99
Kerr Publishing

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Elsie Levy was born in the Jewish East End of London, came to Sydney with her family when she was 14, and joined the Communist Party of Australia when she was a young woman. In this book, her son explores her disaporic Jewish identity, both English and Australian, and in the process journeys into Jewish cultural histories. We meet important cultural figures such as Leonard Woolf, Freud, Schnitzler, Veza Canetti and Ida Rubinstein. This journey leads also to English anti-Semitism, including, shockingly, Bloomsbury. In turning to Communism and marrying out, Elsie Levy became one of history's undutiful daughters.


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 3
I Am Born
John Docker
9781875703357
2020-10-15
A$50.00
Kerr Publishing

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John Docker grew up in Bondi, the son of Communist parents, his mother Jewish from the East End of London and his father of Irish descent. His Bondi is not the site of sunny mindlessness but rather a place of intense immigrant and political life. This book traces his often comic experiences at Bondi Wellington Primary School and Randwick Boys High School. At the University of Sydney from 1963, he became a teenage Leavisite and participated in the anarchistic New Left. With Ann Curthoys he travelled on the Hippie Trail through Asia to London, which became for both the scene of what Gorky referred to as the University of Life.


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Growing Up Communist and Jewish in Bondi Volume 3
I Am Born
John Docker
9781875703395
2020-10-15
A$11.99
Kerr Publishing

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John Docker grew up in Bondi, the son of Communist parents, his mother Jewish from the East End of London and his father of Irish descent. His Bondi is not the site of sunny mindlessness but rather a place of intense immigrant and political life. This book traces his often comic experiences at Bondi Wellington Primary School and Randwick Boys High School. At the University of Sydney from 1963, he became a teenage Leavisite and participated in the anarchistic New Left. With Ann Curthoys he travelled on the Hippie Trail through Asia to London, which became for both the scene of what Gorky referred to as the University of Life.


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Hellbent: Ces Waters & Me
A Tale of Trust & Treachery, Truth & Lies
Margaret Wentworth
9781925281187
2015-11-01
A$9.99
Kerr Publishing

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The Waters family amazed and inspired their neighbour Margaret Wentworth. She'd never met a man with bigger dreams than Ces, the charismatic father, nor one from such unpromising beginnings.
He'd bashed, thieved and pimped in Manchester slums, did time and migrated to Australia. There he planned an assault on some of the world of sport's most glittering prizes. Sons Dean, Guy and Troy rose to dizzying heights. Troy came close to a world title in a San Diego boxing ring. On results, Ces Waters ranks among Australia's greatest trainers and motivators.
They saved doomed dogs, made winning horses out of old nags, ate no meat, drank no alcohol, never swore and focused single-mindedly on reaching the top.
She co-produced a documentary, 'Rebels with a Cause', about him, and began a biography, the basis for this book.
But when Ces' rival was murdered, Margaret realise the man she was writing about was a lie. To silence her, Ces threatened the biographer's life. She was trapped. His laughter, jokes, yarns and 'honesty' hid his sick obsessiveness and psychopathic ruthlessness. This manipulator operated at a level your office control freak only dreams of.
'Hellbent' is a radical biography which shows how Ces used truth and lies to gain the author's trust and cloud her eyes, and how she began to see again.
Why was Ces Waters compared to Charles Manson in court?
Why did he threaten his biographer's life?
How did his three sons rise so high in boxing?
Why was Allen Hall shot dead one night?
Why was Dean Waters acquitted?
Was Ces Waters a pimp?
Was the Waters clan's clean living a total fraud?
How did Ces Waters exercise the steely control he did?


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Judith Anderson
Australian Star, First Lady of the American Stage
Desley Deacon
9781875703067
2019-11-01
A$59.99
Kerr Publishing

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Everyone knows Mrs Danvers as a byword for menace in Hitchcock's Rebecca and as a poster girl for lesbians in the movies. But only dedicated fans know her brilliant creator.
 
This book tells Judith Anderson's life story for the first time. It recovers her career as one of the great stars of stage and television and an important character actress in film. Born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1897, brought up by a determined single mother, she parlayed her rich, velvety voice and ability to give reality to strong emotional roles into stardom on Broadway in the 1920s. Not a conventional beauty, she was alluring, with her beautiful body, perfect dress sense, and striking, volatile personality. After playing glamorous roles, she was recognised as a Leading Lady of the American Stage under the direction of Guthrie McClintic in Hamlet and co-starring with Laurence Olivier and Maurice Evans in Macbeth. Her reputation as a great actress was confirmed by her landmark performance in 1947 in the ancient Greek Medea, adapted for her by her friend, poet Robinson Jeffers. In a long career, she appeared in Medea again in 1982 at the age of 85, playing the Nurse to fellow-Australian Zoe Caldwell's Medea.
 
Ambitious and driven, Anderson toured extensively, made numerous highly praised appearances on television, and, after her unforgettable role as Mrs Danvers, was a sought-after character actress in film, playing her last role as Vulcan High Priestess in Star Trek III at the age of 87. She won many awards and was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1960 and Companion of the Order of Australia just before her death in 1992. She had a stormy private life and two short marriages, which, she remarked, were 'much too long.'


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Judith Anderson
Australian Star, First Lady of the American Stage
Desley Deacon
9781875703180
2019-11-01
A$11.99
Kerr Publishing

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Everyone knows Mrs Danvers as a byword for menace in Hitchcock's Rebecca and as a poster girl for lesbians in the movies. But only dedicated fans know her brilliant creator.
 
This book tells Judith Anderson's life story for the first time. It recovers her career as one of the great stars of stage and television and an important character actress in film. Born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1897, brought up by a determined single mother, she parlayed her rich, velvety voice and ability to give reality to strong emotional roles into stardom on Broadway in the 1920s. Not a conventional beauty, she was alluring, with her beautiful body, perfect dress sense, and striking, volatile personality. After playing glamorous roles, she was recognised as a Leading Lady of the American Stage under the direction of Guthrie McClintic in Hamlet and co-starring with Laurence Olivier and Maurice Evans in Macbeth. Her reputation as a great actress was confirmed by her landmark performance in 1947 in the ancient Greek Medea, adapted for her by her friend, poet Robinson Jeffers. In a long career, she appeared in Medea again in 1982 at the age of 85, playing the Nurse to fellow-Australian Zoe Caldwell's Medea.
 
Ambitious and driven, Anderson toured extensively, made numerous highly praised appearances on television, and, after her unforgettable role as Mrs Danvers, was a sought-after character actress in film, playing her last role as Vulcan High Priestess in Star Trek III at the age of 87. She won many awards and was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1960 and Companion of the Order of Australia just before her death in 1992. She had a stormy private life and two short marriages, which, she remarked, were 'much too long.'


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Neddy
The Life and Crimes of Arthur Stanley Smith
Neddy Smith; Tom Noble
9781925282924
2017-09-01
A$9.99
Kerr Publishing

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Neddy Smith's life story, smuggled out of Long Bay prison, created a sensation on publication. He wrote that:
- Detective Sergeant Roger Rogerson and other NSW police gave him a rare 'green light' to rob, bash, deal drugs, whatever... without fear of arrest.
- He robbed payrolls, dealt heroin and took full advantage
- He was the star witness at ICAC hearings into police corruption that changed policing in NSW
And he wrote it like he was telling it in a pub - immediate, compelling, straight from the shoulder.
This is the book that inspired the TV drama, Blue Murder


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Outlaw Bikers

John Kerr
9781875703319
2020-05-11
A$3.99
Kerr Publishing

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BORN TO RIDE, THE ONES INSIDE
 
Some 'one percenters' have committed criminal acts, 100% crimes. Hells Angel Chris Hudson, stewing in steroid, booze and ice juices, was, in his girlfriend-victim's words, 'completely out of his mind, insane, just completely gone' when his handgun came out, after his fist and boot went in.
 
A lot of crimes were committed on Father's Day 1984, one of the saddest days for outlaws, when Bandido met Comanchero in the car park of the Viking Tavern.
 
What did happen when the Bandidos prez KK - Chaos was another name - was gunned down by two Rebels in the basement of the Blackmarket Café, under the Hellfire S&M club?
 
A sniper in the desert near Kalgoorlie and a Gypsy Joker bomb team in Perth are not two stories, they're one bloody unfinished revenge story.
 
Melbourne Hells Angels Roger, Peter, Ray and Terence - the Greenslopes Angels - took the amphetamine group of drugs from petty contraband into the black mass market. And changed Australia.

 

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