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            One Bright Moon

            One Bright Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kwong, Andrew

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            From famine to freedom, how a young boy fled Chairman Mao's China to a new life in Australia Andrew Kwong was only eight when he witnessed his first execution. The desperate scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his fervour as a revolutionary in Mao's new China. Ye...t he knew if he devoted himself to the Party and its Chairman he would be saved. That's what his teacher told him. Months later, it was his own father on trial. This time the sentence was banishment to a re-education camp, not death. Yet it left the family tainted, despised, and with few means of survival during the terrible years of persecution and famine known as the Great Leap Forward. Escape seemed the only solution, and it would be twelve-year-old Andrew who undertook the perilous journey first. This is the poignant, resonant story of a young boy's awakening - to survival, education, fulfilment, and eventually to a new life of freedom in Australia.
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            ISBN 9781460758625
            Published AU 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Guest House for Young Widows: Among the women of ISIS

            Guest House for Young Widows: Among the women of ISIS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moaveni, Azadeh

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            An intimate, deeply reported account of the women who made a shocking decision- to leave their comfortable lives behind and join the Islamic State. In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its control of Raqqa in Syria. Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the worl...d to come join the caliphate. Having witnessed the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call. At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis- these were women - some still in high school - from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence. What is the line between victim and collaborator? How do we judge these women who both suffered and inflicted intense pain? What role is there for Muslim women in the West? In what is bound to be a modern classic of narrative non-fiction, Moaveni takes us into the school hallways of London, kitchen tables in Germany, the coffee shops in Tunis, the caliphate's OB/GYN and its 'Guest House for Young Widows' - where wives of the fallen waited to be remarried - to demonstrate that the problem called terrorism is a far more complex, political, and deeply relatable one than we generally admit.
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            ISBN 9781925849608
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Hidden Hand: Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World

            Hidden Hand: Exposing How The Chinese Communist Party Is Reshaping The World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hamilton, Clive; Ohlberg, Mareike

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            The global follow-up to bestseller Silent Invasion: China's influence in Australia.

            ISBN 9781743795576
            Published AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Batavia

            Batavia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

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            ISBN 9781864711349
            Published AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Random House
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            People Without Power: The war on populism and the fight for democracy
             

            People Without Power: The war on populism and the fight for democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frank, Thomas

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            An eye-opening account of populism, the most important - and misunderstood - movement of our time. Everything we think we know about populism is wrong. Today, populism is seen as a frightening thing, a term pundits use to describe the racist philosophy of Donald Trump and Europea...n extremists. But this is a mistake. The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; it is the story of democracy itself, of its ever-widening promise of a decent life for all. Taking us from the tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing US Populist Party fought plutocrats, to the triumphs of reformers under Roosevelt and Truman, Frank reminds us how much we owe to the populist ethos. Frank also shows that elitist groups have reliably detested populism, lashing out at working-class concerns; today's moral panic in liberal circles is only the latest expression. Frank pummels the elites, revisits the movement's provocative politics, and declares true populism to be the language of promise and optimism. People Without Power is a ringing affirmation of a movement that, Frank shows us, is not the problem of our times, but the solution.
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            ISBN 9781925849288
            Published AU 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Girl of New Zealand: Colonial Optics in Aotearoa
              

            Girl of New Zealand: Colonial Optics in Aotearoa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Erai, Michelle

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            Presents a nuanced insight into the way violence and colonial attitudes shaped the representation of Maori women and girls. Michelle Erai sheds light on how race, gender, and sexuality have been ascribed to particular bodies.

            ISBN 9780816537020
            Released AU 30 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Series Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies
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            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sands, Philippe, QC

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            The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter

            ISBN 9781474608138
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it
             

            The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it (Hardback)

            By Procter, Alice

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            If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

            ISBN 9781788401555
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust

            Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Epstein, Franci

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            In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Ausc...hwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance- she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitiution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation.
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            ISBN 9780241441107
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life

            The SS Officer's Armchair: In Search of a Hidden Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lee, Daniel

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            The SS Officer's Armchair is the story of what happened next, as historian Daniel Lee follows the trail of cold calls, documents, coincidences and family secrets, to uncover the life of one Dr Robert Griesinger from Stuttgart. As Lee delves deeper, Griesinger's responsibility as ...an active participant in Nazi crimes becomes clearer.
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            ISBN 9781911214984
            Released AU 19 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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