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            Australia and the Vietnam War

            Australia and the Vietnam War (Hardback)

            By Edwards, Peter

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            The Vietnam War was Australia's longest and most controversial military commitment of the twentieth century, ending in humiliation for the United States and its allies with the downfall of South Vietnam. The war provoked deep divisions in Australian society and politics, particul...arly since for the first time young men were conscripted for overseas service in a highly contentious ballot system. The Vietnam era is still identified with diplomatic, military and political failure. Was Vietnam a case of Australia fighting 'other people's wars'? Were we really 'all the way' with the United States? How valid was the 'domino theory'? Did the Australian forces develop new tactical methods in earlier Southeast Asian conflicts, and just how successful were they against the unyielding enemy in Vietnam? In this landmark book, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skilfully unravels the complexities of the global Cold War, decolonisation in Southeast Asia and Australian domestic politics to provide new, often surprising, answers to these questions.
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            ISBN 9781742232744
            Published AU 3 Mar 2014
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Voices Of A People's History Of The United States: 10 Anniversary Edition
             

            Voices Of A People's History Of The United States: 10 Anniversary Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 10th Anniversary ed)

            Edited by Arnove, Anthony; Zinn, Howard

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            Howard Zinn's history tells the story of the United States from the point of view of women, Native Americans, workers, blacks and Latinos. It serves to remind generations of Americans that democracy is fundamentally a conversation between people, one that has always been led by w...orking people and those with the least to lose.
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            ISBN 9781609805920
            Released AU 15 Nov 2014
            Publisher Seven Stories Press,U.S.
            Interest Age General Audience
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            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
               

            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglass, James W.; Douglass, James

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            Historian James Douglass proves not only that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK, but more importantly (for the first time) explains WHY.

            ISBN 9781439193884
            Released AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence
              

            A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Edmundson, William

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            This book sets out to narrate the contributions to and influence on the history of Chile that British visitors and immigrants have had, not as bystanders but as key players, starting in 1554 with the English Queen 'Bloody Mary' becoming Queen of Chile, and ending with the decline... of British influence following the Second World War
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            ISBN 9780230114838
            Released AU 28 Sep 2011
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            Call Me Burroughs: A Life
              

            Call Me Burroughs: A Life (Hardback)

            By Miles, Barry

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            Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius. Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of medi...a. Burroughs wrote novels, memoirs, technical manuals, and poetry. He painted, made collages, took thousands of photographs, produced hundreds of hours of experimental recordings, acted in movies, and recorded more CDs than most rock bands. Burroughs was the original cult figure of the Beat Movement, and with the publication of his novel Naked Lunch, which was originally banned for obscenity, he became a guru to the 60s youth counterculture. In CALL ME BURROUGHS, biographer and Beat historian Barry Miles presents the first full-length biography of Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs's life and examine his long-term cultural legacy. Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, CALL ME BURROUGHS is a rigorously researched biography that finally gets to the heart of its notoriously mercurial subject.
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            ISBN 9781455511952
            Released AU 28 Jan 2014
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Homey Don't Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution
             

            Homey Don't Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution (Hardback)

            By Peisner, David

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            Discover the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: In Living Color --Publisher's descrip...tion.
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            ISBN 9781501143328
            Released AU 6 Feb 2018
            Publisher Atria Books
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            John Quincy Adams: American Visionary
             

            John Quincy Adams: American Visionary (Hardback)

            By Kaplan, Fred

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            John Quincy Adams by Fred Kaplan has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

            ISBN 9780061915413
            Released AU 19 May 2014
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            How the CIA Killed Che: The Murder of a Revolutionary
             

            How the CIA Killed Che: The Murder of a Revolutionary (Hardback)

            By Ratner, Michael; Smith, Michael Steven

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            In compelling detail, two leading US civil rights attorneys recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world s most storied revolutionary: Ernesto Che Guevara. Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith survey the extraordinary trajectory of Che s career from an ea...rly politicization recounted in The Motorcycle Diaries, through meetings with his companero Fidel Castro in Mexico, his vital role in the Cuban revolution, and his expeditions abroad to Africa and Latin America. But their focus is on Che s final days in Bolivia where, after months of struggle to spread the revolution that had begun in Havana, Che is wounded, captured and, soon after, executed. Bound and helpless, Che s last words to his killer, a soldier in the Bolivian Army, were: Remember, you are killing a man. Referencing internal US government documentation, much of it never before published, Ratner and Smith bring their forensic skills as attorneys to analyze the evidence and present an irrefutable case that the CIA not only knew of and approved the execution, but was instrumental in making it happen. Cables from the agency disavowing any US role in the murder were merely attempts to provide plausible deniability for the Johnson administration.The spirit of Che Guevara, as an icon and an inspiration, is as vibrant today as it ever was. Protestors around the world continue to use his image. For anyone drawn to his remarkable life and its violent, unlawful end, How the CIA Killed Che will engage, anger, and educate.
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            ISBN 9781510711013
            Released AU 11 Oct 2016
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Living Artfully: At Home with Merriweather Post
             

            Living Artfully: At Home with Merriweather Post (Hardback)

            By Chung, Estella M.

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            A beautiful, stylish souvenir, strongly evocative of late 1950s and early 1960s design.

            ISBN 9781907804137
            Released AU 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher D Giles Ltd
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            empenos de una casa, Los
             

            empenos de una casa, Los (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cruz, Sor Juana Ines de la; de La Cruz, Sor Juana Ines

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            Comedia de capa y espada, en cuya representacion participo la misma autora dejando atonitas a su companeras de claustro. Esta obra narra la historia de dos hermanos Don Pedro y Dona Ana que viven juntos en Toledo. Ambos estan enamorados y deberan pasar por una serie de equivocos ...y enredos antes de conseguir, por medio de estratagemas, seducir a sus amados. El argumento, propio del siglo XVII en que fue escrita la obra, encuentra, gracias a la originalidad de su autora, un final impredecible donde se unen lo real y lo alegorico. A 'cloak and dagger' comedy, in which the author herself performed, leaving her fellow nuns speechless. This work tells the story of a brother and sister, Don Pedro and Dona Ana, who live together in Toledo. Both are in love and must pass through a series of mistakes and misadventures before managing, by various strategems, to seduce their respective beloved. The plot, very much a 17th century storyline, thanks to the originality of the author, finds its way to an unpredictable end where the real and the allegorical meet.
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            ISBN 9788498163377
            Released AU 22 Apr 2015
            Publisher Linkgua
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            Series Teatro
            Language (Spanish)
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