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            The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West

            The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kilcullen, David

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            Soldier-scholar David Kilcullen shows what opponents of the West have learned during the last quarter-century of conflict. Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower - a titan stalking the world stage with more relative power than any empire in history. Yet as e...arly as 1993, newly appointed CIA director James Woolsey pointed out that although Western powers had 'slain a large dragon' by defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, they now faced a 'bewildering variety of poisonous snakes'. In this book, Killcullen explains what happened to the 'snakes' (non-state threats, including from terrorists and guerrillas) and the 'dragons' (state-based competitors such as Russia and China). He explores how enemies learn under conditions of conflict, and examines how Western dominance over a very particular, narrowly defined form of warfare has forced adversaries to adapt in ways that present serious new challenges to America and its allies. State and non-state threats have increasingly come to resemble each other, Kilcullen argues, with states adopting non-state techniques and non-state actors now able to access levels of precision and lethal weapon-systems once only available to governments. A counterintuitive look at this new, vastly more complex environment, The Dragons and the Snakes not only reshaped our understanding of the West's enemies' capabilities, but also shows how we can respond, given the increasing limits on US power.
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            ISBN 9781925849158
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Remembrance: 100 Years, 100 Memorials, 100 Australian Stori Es
             

            Remembrance: 100 Years, 100 Memorials, 100 Australian Stori Es (Hardback)

            By Hocking, Geoff

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            Celebrates 100 years since the outbreak of World War One by featuring stories behind 100 memorials to the fallen from across Australia. In a distinctively original and captivating way this shows how the terrible sacrifice of young Australians has reverberated across this country ...through time and how the memories still resonate in different ways.
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            ISBN 9781743467503
            Published AU 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia
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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

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            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Lost Boy: Tales of a child soldier

            The Lost Boy: Tales of a child soldier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Deng, Ayik Chut

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            In episode 1 of the Ray Martin fronted SBS series Look me in the eye two South Sudanese migrants now resident in Brisbane sat across from each other and looked into each other's eyes. One of them, Ayik, was once a ten-year-old boy soldier training in the junior forces of the SPLA... and like many of the young boys hating it. He regularly ran away, sometimes to refugee camps, but was found, dragged bag and brutally punished by then fourteen-year-old Anyang, the man now sitting opposite him. After a tumultuous life in Africa, Ayik brings that trauma with him to Australia and at various times gets in trouble with the law over violence, alcohol and drugs. He is misdiagnosed as schizophrenic and is wrongly medicated for years. One day at a Brisbane church he looks across and sees his childhood torturer and is filled with hate. They do not interact then, but on their next encounter, a few years later, Ayik speaks with Anyang and says if they were still in Africa he would kill him. Thankfully a number of forces (including the law and parenthood and a better psychiatrist) eventually set Ayik on the straight and narrow. He is studying and working and hopes to be an actor. He has had small roles in films in Queensland including Thor - Ragnarok! An incredibly honest book showing that recovering from torture and war is a process of lifelong learning, choices and challenges.
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            ISBN 9780143796299
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Random House
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            The Happiest Man on Earth
             

            The Happiest Man on Earth (Hardback)

            By Jaku, Eddie

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            • Pub Date
              28 Jul 20

            A Holocaust survivor shares what he's learned about gratitude, tolerance and kindness.

            ISBN 9781760980085
            Published AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world
             

            Fallout: the Hiroshima cover-up and the reporter who revealed it to the world (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blume, Lesley

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              4 Aug 20

            New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of lives. In the days following the atomic bombings of Hiroshim...a and Nagasaki, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the US had begun a secret propaganda campaign to celebrate these weapons as the ultimate peacekeepers - hiding the true extent and nature of their devastation. The cover-up intensified as Americans closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing information from leaking about the horrific and lasting effects of radiation which would kill thousands of people during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked - until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and reported the truth to the world. As Hersey and his editors prepared his article for publication, they kept the whistleblowing story secret - even from most of their New Yorker colleagues. When the magazine published 'Hiroshima' in August, 1946, it became an instant global sensation, and inspired pervasive horror about the weapons that had been covertly waged in America's name. Since 1945, no nuclear weapons have ever been deployed in war in part because Hersey alerted the world to their true, devastating impact. This knowledge has remained among the greatest deterrents to using them since the end of World War II. Released on the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, Fallout is an engrossing detective story, as well as an important piece of hidden history that shows how one heroic scoop saved - and can still save - the world.
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            ISBN 9781925713930
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Australia's Greatest Escapes: Gripping tales of wartime bravery
             

            Australia's Greatest Escapes: Gripping tales of wartime bravery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burgess, Colin

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              1 Aug 20

            A collection of stories about the most dangerous aspect of the Australian prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men willing to risk death in order to overcome almost impossible odds i...n the loneliest war of all - the fight for the right to be free.
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            ISBN 9781760854294
            Published AU 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

            War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line (Paperback)

            By Nott, David

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            The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.

            ISBN 9781509837052
            Released AU 14 Jan 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Forgotten: The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War

            The Forgotten: The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War (Paperback)

            By Davies, Will Dr.

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            The Forgotten explores an often-overlooked part of Australia's rich and diverse history - the service and sacrifice of the Chinese Labour Corps who worked under the British and French on the Western Front during the First World War. It puts the story of the Chinese Labour Corps i...nto the broader history of China's encounters with western European nations since the 1700s. A part of that story includes the large numbers of Chinese people who immigrated to Australia during this period. It was the sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons of these Chinese settlers who volunteered to fight for Australia during the First World War. Those men are the Chinese Anzacs. The Forgotten celebrates the shared history between China and Australia and the combined efforts to promote peace.
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            ISBN 9781925927238
            Published AU 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
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            The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace
             

            The Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patterson, Scott

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            This is a book about the difficult peace that can follow a war: the untold story of soldiers stranded far from home, facing an uncertain future

            ISBN 9781743795491
            Published AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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