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The Russell Street Bombing

release date: Nov 01, 2018
The Russell Street Bombing
In 1986 a bomb went off outside the main police headquarters in Russell Street Melbourne. The Russell Street Bombing looks at the consequences of this shocking act of violence from the point of view of an entire city, the police force that was targeted, and in particular one 19-year-old victim. Welcome to Crime Shots - short, sharp, true crime stories from Australia's past and present.

KOREA Magazine December 2017

release date: Dec 01, 2017
KOREA Magazine December 2017
A monthly magazine to promote a better understanding of Korea around the world. Produced entirely in English, the magazine explores a broad range of topics including politics, the economy, and culture, offering the international community an accessible and informative introduction to Korea.

With Just One Suitcase

release date: Jun 01, 2017
With Just One Suitcase
This epic book, spanning two continents, recounts the story of three generations of two families whose lives unexpectedly intersect in their adopted country. Beautifully capturing the loss faced when war dislocates families, it also tells of the struggles and challenges of starting anew and adapting to a different way of life. With Just One Suitcase serves as a tribute to the courage and resilience of two men who bear the scars of war and face adversity without surrendering their optimism for the future. “Cheryl Koenig is to be congratulated. She has written a masterpiece. With great skill Cheryl has written an immensely readable, gripping biog documenting daily life in a crazed world. The story begins with a thumbnail sketch of life in semi rural Romania at the outbreak of the second world war and moves on to relate the experiences, in that country, of her then youthful father & father-in-law. Many years later, in Sydney, Australia, they chance to be reunited when Cheryl nervously introduces her father to the father of her future husband. The writing is powerful, in the first person, giving the reader a fly-on-the-wall feeling of being there. Having thoroughly researched the period Cheryl is able to construe the hitherto unknown Romanian perspective with great credibility, and, as if they hadn’t already suffered enough, she goes on to relate how these amazing young men had the courage and strength to take flight and start a new life in this far flung land. That they survived at all is a miracle.” – Sylvia Levi, Goodreads review

Girl From Oz

release date: Apr 01, 2016
Girl From Oz

I lived the ‘life of Riley’ in London at an early age. It was a preposterously wonderful time of fun, glamour, career excitement and excess. It finally ended. I later got a spot of cancer. Life goes on and I’m still a ridiculously lucky girl from Oz.

In her gripping personal memoir, A Girl From Oz, Australian journalist and filmmaker Lyndall Hobbs reveals tales from the Hollywood highlife. In fact, she has seen and done just about everything: tangled with Cambodian pirates for a scoop, grappled with Hollywood sexism as a feature director, wooed acting royalty, raised two children on her own and survived cancer in the unforgiving American medical system.

In this heartfelt, hilarious and self-deprecating memoir, Lyndall recounts the thrills and spills of her unbelievable, star-studded life story: from charming Australian television audiences and becoming the UK’s youngest television journalist, to making her first Hollywood feature film and rubbing shoulders with London and LA’s A-list.

Lyndall Hobbs is an Australian writer, filmmaker and interior designer. Born in Melbourne in 1952, she wrote regular columns in Go-Set and Newsday at the age of seventeen. She began her television career at GTV Nine News and A Current Affair in Australia, and after moving to London worked as a reporter and presenter for ITN’s First Report and Thames TV’s Today show. Her short films Dead on Time (written by Richard Curtis and starring Rowan Atkinson) and Hobbs’s Choice led to a directing career in the United States, where she shot music videos for artists such as Chaka Khan, as well as Saturday Night Live shorts and a feature film, Back to the Beach, which received two thumbs up from Siskel and Ebert. Lyndall has two children, Lola and Nick, and lives in Los Angeles.

The Complete Asian Cookbook: Sri Lanka & The Philippines

release date: Feb 01, 2014
The Complete Asian Cookbook: Sri Lanka & The Philippines
Since its release in 1976, Charmaine Solomon’s The Complete Asian Cookbook has become a culinary classic, introducing Asian cooking to more than a million readers worldwide and garnering a dedicated following around the globe. The recipes from Sri Lanka and The Philippines are now available in this single volume. Join Charmaine Solomon on a journey through Sri Lanka and The Philippines, celebrating the multicultural influences on the cookery of these countries. From Sri Lanka’s spicy Tamil flavours and coastal seafood curries, to the expansive cuisine of The Philippines, which draws on Malay, Chinese and Spanish heritage, these diverse dishes will delight and inspire a new generation of cooks. Also in the series: The Complete Asian Cookbook: China The Complete Asian Cookbook: India & Pakistan The Complete Asian Cookbook: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Burma The Complete Asian Cookbook: Indonesia, Malaysia & Singapore The Complete Asian Cookbook: Japan & Korea

4WD Australia: The Best Short Getaways

release date: Feb 01, 2014
4WD Australia: The Best Short Getaways
If you enjoy a short break or a holiday away from urban centres and want to journey into the ‘real’ Australia, or if you are a more experienced 4WD enthusiast, then this book is for you! Linda and Steven selected getaways in each state and territory that the whole family can enjoy. For every 4WD trail there is information on planning your trip, highlights, options to make your journey longer or shorter, hospitals and clinics, and route notes with waypoints. This is an excellent start to planing your next 4WD adventure.

Final Analysis

release date: Feb 13, 2013
Final Analysis
He was the rising star of psychoanalysis, an intimate associate of Anna Freud and Kurt Eissler, a member of the Freudian "inner circle" with unrestricted access to the Freud Archives. And then Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson threw it all away because he dared to break the psychoanalytic community's deepest taboo: he told the truth in public. As he unmasks the pretensions and abuses of this elite profession, Masson invites us to eavesdrop on the shockingly unorthodox analysis he was subjected to in the course of his analytic training. But the more prestige Masson attained, the more he came to doubt not only the integrity of his colleagues, but the validity of their method. In the end, he blew the whistle-fully aware of the personal and professional consequences. With wit, wonder, and unflinching candor, Masson brilliantly exposes the cult of psychoanalysis and recounts his own self-propelled fall from grace. A sensation when it first appeared, Final Analysis is even more provocative and engrossing today. Written with passion and humor, this is the book that revealed a revered profession for what it was-and launched Masson on his true career.

Lion & Kangaroo

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Lion & Kangaroo
Lion & Kangaroo is one of Australia’s great works of history, a rich chronicle of the nation’s coming-of-age. With intelligence, wisdom and wit, acclaimed historian Gavin Souter captures all the milestones of Australia’s first decades, from the constitutional conventions of the nineteenth century to the turbulent years that followed World War I. Painting unforgettable portraits of scores of the most fascinating participants, he traces a national character in evolution. First published in 1976 and rereleased digitally by Xoum for the first time, Lion & Kangaroo is both profound and insightful. It is impossible to comprehend contemporary Australia without first reading it. Reviews of Lion & Kangaroo ‘Souter is a writer of great distinction … This book is the work of a man who can impose on the chaos of the past an order that lifts the work into the realms of art without doing violence to the events or sacrificing the standards of scholarship as defined by the academics. It is a great achievement.’ Manning Clark ‘A superb evocation of Australian life in the years between federation and the First World War, showing how imperial sentiment dominated our lives and left a vacuum in Australia’s national identity … Souter’s book is beautifully written, lucid, witty and compelling.’ Gough Whitlam ‘Souter has written a masterpiece … The book, assiduously researched for its making, is materially explosive … Souter lets the material do its own erupting, then shapes it to his magnificent control. A mighty work of history.’ The Courier-Mail

Under a Bomber's Moon

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Under a Bomber's Moon
They were the best of enemies – dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany an RAF navigator-air bomber from New Zealand and a Luftwaffe pilot seek out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction as they cross each other's paths. The odds are heavily against either of them making it through the war, but as this sobering realisation displaces their initial exuberant sense of adventure, both come to see in their youthful sacrifice the survival of all they hold dear. UNDER A BOMBER'S MOON reaches across the divide of years, of geography, of nationality, to tell their story largely in their own words – describing both the breathtaking clashes in the air and the camaraderie, humour, patriotism and personal tragedies that became their war. Stephen Harris began his journey of discovery because he wanted to know the truth of his great-uncle Colwyn Jones's fate. With Col's vividly written letters and diary as a starting-point, he set out to discover what really happened on the night Col's extraordinary luck ran out. Little did he know that his quest would lead him to a meeting with a former Luftwaffe pilot who was pitted against his great-uncle in the skies over Germany. Otto-Heinrich Fries proved to be both engaging and articulate, eventually allowing Harris to tell his story in this book. The result is a unique and personal account of two highly successful airmen from opposing sides.

The Ashes

release date: Apr 01, 2010
The Ashes
No contest has captured the imagination of cricket lovers around the world as much as the Ashes. From the controversy of the Bodyline series to the brilliance of Bradman, from the heroics of batsmen like Botham and Ponting to the bowling magic of Warne, this is an event that has always demanded the very best of those who wish to win it. THE ASHES looks at the moments that have made this one of the world's great sporting events.

Paper Cranes

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Paper Cranes
Cheryl Koenig's life changed forever the day her twelve-year-old son Jonathan was involved in a horrific car accident. Given very little chance of survival, Jonathan was in a coma for six weeks and doctors predicted that even if he did pull through he would most likely never walk, talk or be able to eat again. But Cheryl refused to accept this prognosis and together with her husband Robert set out on a relentless and ultimately successful quest to save Jonathan and prove the medical profession wrong. Now, twelve years since the accident, Jonathan has defied the odds and lives a rich and fulfilling life. And Cheryl couldn't be prouder of her son's achievements and the remarkable person he has become. Since the publication of the first edition of Paper Cranes, Cheryl has continued her leading work in raising awareness of brain injury, participating in seminars and presenting speeches both in Australia and internationally. In recognition of her incredible efforts, she was NSW Woman of the Year in 2009.

New Boots in New Zealand

release date: Apr 01, 2010
New Boots in New Zealand
When Gillian Orrell abandoned corporate life in London to tramp New Zealand's nine Great Walks, she had little idea of what to expect. But uncertainty and inexperience soon gave way to the challenge of the walks themselves, as she embarked on the greatest adventure of her life. Fighting snowstorms, blisters and the attentions of unwanted tramping companions, she determined to enjoy whatever fate might throw her way. The hazards were soon outweighed by the natural splendour of New Zealand's great outdoors, as she trekked over mountains, through rivers, along beaches, past glaciers, into craters, around lakes, beside active volcanoes and through some of the oldest forests in the world. NEW BOOTS IN NEW ZEALAND is a day-by-day account of all nine Great Walks, from the majesty of the famous Milford Track to the unexpected variety of the Heaphy and the beguiling mystery of the Whanganui River Journey. Full of humour and joie de vivre, it is a hugely enjoyable armchair read as well as an essential source of information for anyone intending to walk in New Zealand.

Hot Topics for Couples

release date: Mar 01, 2010
Hot Topics for Couples
Believing young love is great and real love improves with age, Steve and Annie Chapman offer proven insights for creating loving, lasting marriages. What sparked Hot Topics for Couples? Annie asked Steve if meat loaf, a staple, was okay for dinner. Steve replied, "I don't like it." Amazed, Annie asked why he'd never mentioned this. "You never asked." So they decided to eliminate any areas of discomfort. Using their 35-year marriage, discussions with couples, and biblical wisdom, the Chapmans address wildfires such as: he won't talk/she won't stop talking he doesn't do housework/she's never in the mood he is the "fun parent"/she has to discipline the children he said he'd do it...someday/she never relaxes he says Dallas Cowboys game/she says Butchart Gardens Using the interactive questions, couples can make their marriages more fulfilling and exciting. Rerelease of What Husbands and Wives Aren't Telling Each Other.

Lost in Laos

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Lost in Laos
Global traveller Lydia Laube had out her map again. Where could she go next? Her eye fell on one place she hadn't visited - Laos, the Land of a Million Elephants. After enduring a close call with Thai immigration officials, Lydia made it into Laos, and discovered a people and land easy to love. Travelling by boat, tuk tuk or any other means possible, she experienced the majesty of the Mekong River, the awe-inspiring Caves of the Buddha and the mysterious Plains of Jars. Pink umbrella aloft, nothing could daunt our lone traveller - not even fire and flood. 'Lost in Laos' is Lydia's eighth book in a series of amusing and informative travel books. 'Read twenty-six short chapters (stories) ... from Land of a Million Elephants, through Temples and tuk tuks, Watch out your hairs, Sin days, and Have umbrella, will travel, finally Into the Golden Triangle. Each one captivates, explains, and urges you to read on, what is the same connects and what is different amplifies.' - Bonzer Online Magazine. 'Delightful armchair travel book.' - Chronicle

The Facts on World Religions

release date: Apr 01, 2009
The Facts on World Religions
The Facts On series has sold more than 1.9 million copies and continues to provide information, facts, and foundational truths to help Christians understand their faith and their world. With their extensive knowledge of comparative religion, the Facts On creators explore and compare the basic teachings and practices of the world's four major belief systems-- Islam Hinduism Buddhism Christianity The authors also discuss some less-widespread religions. Readers will discover that Christianity stands alone in the integrity of its divine revelation--the Bible--and in its consistency with history, the natural world, and human experience. Rerelease with new cover and minor updates.

Winston...

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Winston...
This touching story tells how the author rather unexpectedly became a dog owner when his wife returned home with a puppy that she found abandoned in a city cemetery. Winston quickly takes over the life and home of his new owner - introducing him to a completely new world in the process

Aviation in Australia

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Aviation in Australia
When the first hot-air balloons took to the air, the quest to build machines that could carry people safely across the skies captured the imagination of the world. It triggered a surge of daring and ingenuity that saw technological barriers tumble, and by World War One, man was using aeroplanes in combat. Among these young men in their flying machines were Australians Richard Williams, Hudson Fysh, Ross and Keith Smith, Bert Hinkler and Charles Kingsford Smith, who would all become household names on their return home. From becoming the 'father of the RAAF' to winning the inaugural London to Australia air race, from founding Qantas to being the first to cross the Pacific Ocean, these were some of the men who placed Australia at the forefront of the aviation industry. AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA tells their stories but also looks at more recent events that have seen the demise of icons such as Ansett and the rise of new players in this most competitive of industries. This book is part of Exisle Publishing's Little Red Books series. Every title in the Little Red Books series provides an overview of key events, people or places in Australian history. They cover the essentials, bringing the reader up to speed on the most important, fascinating or intriguing facts. Appealing to everyone from students to pensioners who've always wanted to "know a bit about that", they're an essential part of every Australian bookshelf.

Australia's Great Explorers

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Australia's Great Explorers
The often harsh and unforgiving Australian landscape was a far cry from what the early colonisers were used to, and it proved a daunting obstacle to settlement. However, a few brave – and at times foolhardy – men were determined to prove themselves equal to the challenge. AUSTRALIA'S GREAT EXPLORERS looks at the tragedies and triumphs of men such as Wentworth and Lawson, Hume and Hovell, Burke and Wills, Leichhardt and Strzelecki as they battled to conquer the Great Diving Range, find an elusive inland sea, and traverse the length and breadth of this great country. This book is part of Exisle Publishing's Little Red Books series. Every title in the Little Red Books series provides an overview of key events, people or places in Australian history. They cover the essentials, bringing the reader up to speed on the most important, fascinating or intriguing facts. Appealing to everyone from students to pensioners who've always wanted to "know a bit about that", they're an essential part of every Australian bookshelf.

Australia's Writers and Poets

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Australia's Writers and Poets
From the iconic poems of Banjo Paterson to today's international bestsellers by Peter Carey and Patrick White, Australian literature has reflected the changes in Australia's national development, and today it stands proudly on the world stage. At the same time, Indigenous writing has come into its own, with authors such as Oodgeroo Noonuccal giving a powerful voice to the Aboriginal experience. Australia's Writers and Poets looks at the men and women who have created this rich literary tradition and celebrates the incredible diversity of their writing. This Little Red Book gives a terrific background to Australian writing, surprises with its stories, and says a lot about what it is to be Australian. This book is part of Exisle Publishing's Little Red Books series. Every title in the Little Red Books series provides an overview of key events, people or places in Australian history. They cover the essentials, bringing the reader up to speed on the most important, fascinating or intriguing facts. Appealing to everyone from students to pensioners who've always wanted to "know a bit about that", they're an essential part of every Australian bookshelf.

Australia's Greatest Inventions

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Australia's Greatest Inventions
Australia has a reputation for innovation and inventiveness — that famous 'tie it up with fence-wire' attitude towards getting things done is one of our best-known national characteristics. Popular opinion tells us that a knack for adaptation — for jerry rigging and so-called 'bush improvisation' — is one of the qualities that marks us out as Australian. If you had to play 'spot the Australian' among other nationalities, you'd choose the ones with the duct tape and pliers in their hands. But ask your average Aussie to reel off a list of uniquely Australian inventions at a pub trivia night, and most won't get much further than the stump-jump plough, the Hills Hoist, Speedos and the pavlova. Suddenly you may find yourself wondering if we're all that inventive as a culture after all? These examples certainly don't seem to build a terribly convincing case. This book proves that for a 200-year-old culture with a relatively small population, Australians have a much richer inventive history than we give ourselves credit for. Once we've seen that this reputation for inventiveness is justified, the next question becomes: is there something in our cultural wiring, something about being Australian, that makes us more inventive than other people? This book is part of Exisle Publishing's Little Red Books series. Every title in the Little Red Books series provides an overview of key events, people or places in Australian history. They cover the essentials, bringing the reader up to speed on the most important, fascinating or intriguing facts. Appealing to everyone from students to pensioners who've always wanted to "know a bit about that", they're an essential part of every Australian bookshelf.

From Cook to Convicts

release date: Apr 01, 2010
From Cook to Convicts
In 1770, Captain James Cook sailed up the east coast of Australia in his ship, the HM Bark Endeavour. Setting out from England in 1768, he was given two instructions: to observe the transit of Venus and to find and chart the mythical "Great Southern Land." He succeeded in both tasks, despite he and his crew facing great hardship and danger, to complete one of the great voyages of exploration. FROM COOK TO CONVICTS examines this epic voyage and its history-making consequences.
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