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By Train to Dachau

Ernst Raubitschek; Renate Yates
9781925416176
2015-11-24
A$9.99
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This is a remarkable book as it is a translation of an account written by the author Ernst Raubitschek soon after World War Two. As the title suggests it tells of his journey to Dachau concentration camp, his stay there and subsequent journey to Buchenwald concentration camp after Kristallnacht and before the outbreak of war.
It has been translated by Ernst's daughter Renate Yates. She has included a preface telling of a happy and full life prior to these traumatic events and a postscript describing their emigration to Australia and the new life this family made for themselves in a new country.
The detailed descriptions written in this account stand as testament to the abhorrent behaviour, cruelty and antisemitism to which Austrian Jews were subjected even before the start of the war.


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Call of the Wild
Adventures and Near-Misses in 1991 Afghanistan
Graeme Membrey
9780648564690
2019-08-01
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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An energetic and enthralling series of encounters with warlords, mujahideen fighters and hardy deminers that will take you into the life of an Australian soldier sent alone into the wilds of Afghanistan.
 
In 1991, following the Soviet-Afghan war, Graeme Membrey left the comfort of his home in Perth to work for an Afghan NGO in the United Nations demining program. Along with his pregnant wife, he travelled to Karachi, then to Islamabad, before settling in the city of Peshawar where he was to spend a year closely working with deminers in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 
Away from the front line, this book deals with the less-told story of what is left behind after war ends. With humour and humility, Graeme Membrey recounts a variety of incidents and surprising stories of his time in this part of the world. Behind the anecdotes lies the story of friendship and the universal connexion between humans in spite of language barriers and cultural differences.


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Can My Pony Come Too?

Rosemary Esmonde Peterswald
9781925281682
2016-03-15
A$5.99
Ballynastragh Pty Ltd

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'It's always hot in Australia. And you can ride your horses to school and tie them up under a gumtree,' my mother told us with a knowing smile, as we stared at her in awe.
Gathered on a cold, misty morning in their Georgian mansion on the shores of Lough Derg in depressed 1950s' Ireland, with debts mounting, this seemed like a dream for the prominent Esmonde family, including the teller of this captivating memoir, then seven-year-old, Rosemary.
Hardship awaits down under, but Rosemary and her family bravely fight back, seizing every opportunity and experience with courage and humour.
Rosemary's remarkable story has many twists and turns as she moves from Tipperary to remote rural New South Wales, post war Canberra, as a young bride to Papua New Guinea, apple orcharding and setting up a successful business in Tasmania and sailing the Mediterranean (where she and her husband, Rob are compiling their fifth photographic coffee table book on sailing, seafood and wine). Come with her as we meet her illustrious ancestors (including two Victoria Cross recipients), encounter exotic countries and fascinating people, always living her life to the brim.


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Career Interrupted
How 14 Successful Women Navigate Career Breaks
Norah Breekveldt
9781922129871
2015-10-07
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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How do women defy the odds and get their careers back on track after a break? How do women manage the mummy mafia at the school gate? Is there a motherhood penalty? Can women really have it all - a successful career and a rewarding family life? Does overseas experience really accelerate your career in Australia? How do you recreate your career after a setback?
 
In Career Interrupted fourteen high-achieving women talk openly about their challenges in carving out a successful career after a break. These women come from all walks of life - from battlers to privileged backgrounds, from small business to big corporations, from large corporates to small business, from professional services to the community sector. Several women had children and talk candidly about what it's like to be in the throes of mother guilt and come out the other side; some are expatriates who returned to Australia to rebuild their career, yet others had to re-establish their career after a misstep.
 
These stories are interwoven with the latest research from thought leaders around the obstacles and pitfalls in leaving the workforce for a time, and include practical and proven strategies to overcome these hurdles.
 
Career Interrupted contributes to the discussion and debate in business and the broader community about how to develop workplaces where the contribution of everyone, including women, is recognised, nurtured and optimised. It explores the shared experiences of women who have had to navigate a break in their career and provides a beacon for other women about to embark on a similar journey.
 
Her Excellency Frances Adamson, Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China;
Anna Burke, Federal member for Chisolm;
Lisa Croxford, Capability Development Manager, Herbert Smith Freehills;
Lucinda Dunn OAM, Artistic Director, Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy;
Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, Scientist, Bruce Lefroy Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute;
Jennifer Keyte, Seven News Melbourne Weekend News Presenter;
Dr Sharon Lierse, Lecturer, Charles Darwin University;
Samone McCurdy, PhD candidate and Program Consultant, Monash University;
Lucinda Nolan, Deputy Police Commissioner, Victoria Police;
Kelly O'Dwyer, Federal Member of Parliament for Higgins and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer;
Dr Hannah Piterman, Consultant, advisor and author, co-founder of Gender Worx;
Moira Rayner, Lawyer and former WA Anti-corruption Commissioner;
Lucy Roland, Marketing specialist and Communications Coach;
Jodie Sizer, Principal, PwC Indigenous Consulting;
Tracey Spicer, Journalist and newsreader;
Dr Helen Szoke, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia;
Dr Jennifer Whelan, Director, Psynapse Psychometrics and Research Fellow, Melbourne Business School.
 
'These stories offer inspiration and give insight into how success was achieved by many women despite the ongoing barriers to equality. They provide plenty of ideas for anyone wishing to have a career break, for any reason.' - Kate Jenkins, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner


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Carys
Diary of a Young Girl, Adelaide 1940-42
Carys Harding Browne; Ann Barson
9781925706307
2018-03-01
A$9.99
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In 1940, a seventeen year old girl Carys Harding Browne comes of age in Adelaide, Australia. At this time young clever men meet together at St, Mark's University College to share their love of poetry. By December 1940, St. Marks is leased to the Royal Australian Airforce as an embarkation depot. The Second World War is in earnest. This story is about young people growing up and falling in love against the backdrop of war where dances, friendship and the arts become a consolation in a fragile and uncertain time. It is, above all, the diary of a young girl finding herself amidst the impact of war.
This is a literary time capsule, a fastidious, vivid and shameless record of two pivotal years in Adelaide's history. Carys was part of a fast set which drank sherry, danced until dawn, fell in and out of love, read the latest books, saw all the shows, frolicked in the parklands and loved to thrill-seek. Some among this decadent generation were to become famous names. Pre-war, theirs was an antipodean Scott Fitzgerald life; their wild joie de vivre being piqued as the young poets and promising university students signed up and left to fight, several soon to die. Carys was too unruly to be given her dream job as a journalist but, as this wonderful book reveals, she was a very gifted diarist. - Samela Harris


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Childhood at Brindabella
My First Ten Years
Miles Franklin
9780648096320
2017-07-01
A$9.99
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'For a long time I have been intending to write down earliest memories to discover how many I retain clear-cut before my memory is too moth-eaten. I meant to do this as a diary for myself alone, as sailors in the doldrums erect full-rigged ships in bottles just because the mind is an instrument that sanity cannot leave idle. I must find some kind of exercise for a mind unused except on chores or with the triffle-traffle of housewives.'
Miles Franklin wrote this delightful autobiography in 1952-1953. She was unable to arrange for publication before her death in 1954 and the MS. came to Angus and Robertson Ltd from her executors, the Permanent Trustee Co. Ltd of New South Wales. It was first published in 1963.


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Cody's Law

Fin J Ross
9780987341983
2014-11-01
A$3.99
Clan Destine Press

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The brutal bashings of a five-year-old Cody Hutchings by his step-father promoted a major change in state legislation in Australia.
After Stuart John McMaster was found guilty manslaughter, the Victorian State Government introduced the new offence of child homicide.
Welcome to Crime Shots - short, sharp, true crime stories from Australia's past and present.


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Confessions of a Homegrown Alien
An Australian Memoir
Jan Smith
9781925416282
2016-02-01
A$9.99
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Jan Smith's Confessions... is finally out! Self-acknowledged victim of too many books and too much liveliness, this is an almost intergalactic memoir where small town life at Eumundi, Queensland meets the political changes of war-time Australia, Catholics and Protestants hold an uneasy truce, and Irish black humour abounds: By English standards there wasn't a Right in Australia, just men who'd stopped being Left. We visit Brisbane and Longreach in less-than-fashionable 50s, then the urban thrall of Sydney and Woman magazine. Marriage, motherhood and the enigmas of the Bulletin. Separation, independence, even editor of Forum magazine, topped off with a home birth at 40...
But with city nights there was no question of mysterious and marvellous changes, boiled tongue in the press becoming jelled by morning, sick animals healing or dying, a hundred chickens doubled in size under their aluminium tent. The Pleiades and Orion's Belt struggled for attention in a petulant sky which ached to be properly black, even the moon you had to be quick about before it disappeared too, like the Russian Sputnik with the whimpering dog inside.
Jan Smith is the author of two novels, An Ornament of Grace (Sun Books, 1966) and The Worshipful Company (Cassell, 1969), and co-author, with Dr William Vayda, of Health for Life: Are You Allergic to the Twentieth Century? (Sphere Books 1981)
After dropping out of the University of Queensland and working as a cadet journalist on The Courier Mail Jan went to Sydney and joined Woman's Day magazine. After three years on Woman's Day, she was forced to resign because she had married a staff member, and for the next fifty years survived by freelancing, notably for The Bulletin and Pol magazine, apart from a year on Forum UK, the sex magazine, and Australian Business.
She now lives happily in King's Cross, Sydney, with her cat, doing what she'd have rather done all along.


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Cops, Crocs & Leopard-Skin Jocks

Bob Magor
9781742981567
2012-03-01
A$9.99
Bob Magor

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Wild encounters with crocodiles, mad Territorians, Asian crab poachers, Cyclone Tracy, petty-crooks, the NT police, magistrates, judges and murderers, family members, Fred Brophy and his boxing troupe and all levels of authority.
Meet Roy Wright, an old-style villain and barramundi poacher extraordinaire who, after a lifetime of dodging police, unbelievably goes straight(ish) in a legitimate mud crab business.
Author, Bob Magor, paints a warts-and-all true-life portrait of a bloke with a strong sense of an Aussie fair go, a bit-of-class larrikinism, and a stuff 'em attitude towards authority.
And as for the leopard-skin jocks? A man needs a trademark!


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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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Cynthia Nolan
A Biography
M. E. McGuire
9781925556032
2016-11-01
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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Cynthia Reed, single mother, psychiatric nurse, novelist and connoisseur, married Sidney Nolan in Sydney in 1948. England served as their home base from 1953 till her death in 1976, territory charted in her four travel books.
This biography is drawn from her books in depth and from her intimate letters to her brother John and his wife, Sunday Reed between 1927, when she was nineteen, and 1944 when their correspondence ceased.
Her unpopularity in Australia in the sixties is accounted for and the stereotypes of the envious sister-in-law, the mad artist's wife and the nihilistic suicide dismantled.


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Daddy Who?

Craig Horne; Ross Wilson
9781925556353
2018-11-01
A$14.99
Melbourne Books

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Daddy Who? is the story of a phenomenon, a band that in eighteen short months changed the course of Australian rock history.
Author and musician Craig Horne was with Daddy Cool every inch of the way. With an insider's view, he tracks the journey from when they burst onto the scene in October 1970, with their infectious doo-wop mayhem, and follows their rapid rise to the top—when they were on the front cover of every newspaper and rock magazine in the country, and when radio churned out hits like 'Eagle Rock', 'Come Back Again' and 'Hi Honey Ho!' virtually nonstop.
The book reveals the madness of Daddy Cool's three US tours, from their showcase performance at LA's Whisky A Go Go, to New York's famed Madison Square Garden, and supporting the likes of Elvin Bishop, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Little Feat and Captain Beefheart.
"Daddy Who? is the first book to tell the complete story of the enduring legacy of one of the most unique and much loved bands Australia has ever produced.
Daddy Cool are one of the most impressive bands I've ever heard ... And 'Eagle Rock' is one of my favourite tracks of all time." — Sir Elton John, 1975


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Dare to Dream
The Story of One Man's Inspiring and Colourful Journey to Education in Adulthood
Peter Cliff
9781925367348
2016-05-01
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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Lack of opportunity is the common reason people give for their inability to attain their potential. This story invites the reader to take the colourful route of gaining an education in adulthood. In doing so we satisfy restless curiosity and obtain peace of mind. The author's story provides clues as to what might be obtained if good advice is followed with fortitude and tenacity. Worthwhile careers are only attained by hard work - what have we to lose?


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Daring & Disruptive
Unleashing the entrepreneur
Lisa Messenger
9780987097477
2015-01-01
A$9.99
The Messenger Group

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DARING AND DISRUPTIVE IS AN INSIGHTFUL AND SOULFUL ACCOUNT OF THE ENTREPRENEUR'S ROLLER-COASTER RIDE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SUCCEED ALMOST AS MUCH AS THEY WANT TO BREATHE
...WHO WANT TO MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE AND THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY.
After decades of success in multiple industries, Lisa Messenger blends her personal stories with the important business lessons she has learned along the way, from why money is not the only currency to how to fail well.
Lisa gives readers a valuable insight into her world, whether you're a budding entrepreneur, seasoned game changer or a corporate ladder-climber dreaming of creating your own gig or making positive change from the inside. This book will help you dig deep, stay on purpose, back yourself, be true to your ideas, and ensure that if you're thrown to the wolves, you'll have the strength to come out leading the pack.
Your life is your message to the world. So embrace the journey and live it out loud.
"Business anarchy for fun and profit - not for the short of breath, weak of spine or faint of heart. Put on clean underwear and turn to page one."- BRADLEY TREVOR GREIVE AM, NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling AUTHOR


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David Graham
From Ridicule to Acclaim
Russell James; Graeme Ryan
9781876498702
2012-09-18
A$11.99
Ryan Publishing

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Widely regarded in the golfing world as arrogant and abrasive, David Graham is deeply respected by a few close friends for his unswerving loyalty and honesty.
A loner, yet devoted family man, he has risen from a difficult background of ridicule and failure to the highest levels of acclaim in professional golf.
The only Australian to win two US majors, this book tells the story of a troubled figure who, like Hamlet, faced "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune".

 

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