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              Red or Dead
               

              Red or Dead (Hardback)

              By Peace, David

              • RRP: $70.50
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              A masterpiece. --The Observer From the bestselling author of The Damned Utd and The Red Riding Quartet comes a major new novel The place where the swinging sixties started - Liverpool, England, birthplace of the Beatles - wasn't so swinging. Amid industrial blight and a bad econo...my, the port town's shipping industry was going bust and there was widespread unemployment, with no assistance from a government tightening its belt. Even the Beatles moved to London. Into these hard times walked Bill Shankly, a former Scottish coal miner who took over the city's perpetually last-place soccer team. He had a straightforward work ethic and a favorite song - a silly pop song done by a local band, You'll Never Walk Alone. Soon he would have entire stadiums singing along, tens of thousands of people all dressed in the team color red . . . as Liverpool began to win . . . And soon, too, there was something else those thousands of people would chant as one: Shank-lee, Shank-lee . . . In Red or Dead, the acclaimed writer David Peace tells the stirring story of the real-life working-class hero who lifted the spirits of an entire city in turbulent times. But Red or Dead is more than a fictional biography of a real man, and more than a thrilling novel about sports. It is an epic novel that transcends those categories, until there's nothing left to call it but - as many of the world's leading newspapers already have - a masterpiece.
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              ISBN 9781612193687
              Released AU 27 May 2014
              Publisher Melville House Publishing
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              The Island That Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and Its Rival Puritan Colony
               

              The Island That Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and Its Rival Puritan Colony (Hardback)

              By Feiling, Tom

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              First published by Explore Books in the United Kingdom in 2017 --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9781612197081
              Released AU 20 Mar 2018
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              Machines of the Mind: A Life of Charles Babbage
               

              Machines of the Mind: A Life of Charles Babbage (Hardback)

              By Essinger, James

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              The first biography of the father of the computer in nearly 20 years. Charles Babbage was a visionary inventor, mathematician, engineer, and philosopher and the center of the Victorian London social world. A fascinating narrative of the extraordinary mind behind the computer as w...e know it, this is also the first book to fully explore the iconic inventor's work in the context of its brave moment of speculative technology--very much the roots of Silicon Valley
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              ISBN 9781612196404
              Released AU 6 Feb 2018
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              The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics
               

              The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Malik, Kenan

              • RRP: $47.99
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              This book explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of o...ur most cherished moral beliefs. Engaging and provocative, this book confronts some of humanity's deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? It also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. It is a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history. At a time of great social turbulence and moral uncertainty, there will be few histories more important than this.
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              ISBN 9781612194837
              Released AU 11 Aug 2015
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              The Ancient Hours
                

              The Ancient Hours (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bible, Michael

              • RRP: $32.50
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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 20

              Michael Bible's tragic and sublime third novel tells the story of a massacre in a small Southern town and expands into a heart-breaking meditation on guilt, trauma and redemption. In Harmony, North Carolina, the earth is soaked in blood. Lynchings and hangings; mobs and vigilante... justice. But all of that is just whispers of history, lost to time. The summer of 2000 was different. Iggy in the Baptist church. Twenty-five people dead. This, Harmony couldn't forget. Told in kaleidescope of timelines and voices, Michael Bible takes the reader through all of the dimensions of one tragedy. The victims and witnesses, perpetrators and condemned comingle and evolve as the passage of time works its way through their lives. A fable of the American South that calls to mind William Faulkner and Carson McCullers, this is Bible's finest and most complex work yet. His broken and striving characters call out to the reader from the page and the moral stakes have never been higher or more finely wrought.
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              ISBN 9781612198644
              Released AU 1 Dec 2020
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              Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India
                

              Midnight's Borders: A People's History of Modern India (Hardback)

              By Vijayan, Suchitra

              • RRP: $59.99
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              • Pub Date
                13 Oct 20

              The first true people's history of modern India, told through a five year, 9,000 mile journey across its many contested borders. Sharing borders with six countries and spanning a geography that extends from Pakistan to Myanmar, India is the world's largest democracy and second mo...st populous country. Yet most of us don't understand it, or the violent history still playing out there. In fact, India as we know it didn't exist until the map of the subcontinent was redrawn in the middle of the 20th century--the powerful repercussions of which are still being felt across South Asia. To tell the story of political borders in the subcontinent, Suchitra Vijayan spent seven years travelling India's 9,000-mile land border. Now, in this stunning work of narrative reportage, she shares what she learned on that groundbreaking journey. With profound empathy and a novelistic eye for detail, Vijayan shows us the forgotten people and places in the borderlands and brings us face-to-face with the legacy of colonialism and the stain of extreme violence and corruption. The result is the ground-level portrait of modern India we've been missing.
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              ISBN 9781612198583
              Released AU 13 Oct 2020
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              The Revisionaries
                

              The Revisionaries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moxon, A. R.

              • RRP: $39.50
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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 20

              A modern-day classic... equally audacious and brilliant. --Ron Charles, Washington Post All is not boding well for Father Julius. . . A street preacher decked out in denim robes and running shoes, Julius is a source of inspiration for a community that knows nothing of his scandal...ous origins. But when a nearby mental hospital releases its patients to run amok in his neighborhood, his trusted if bedraggled flock turns expectantly to Julius to find out what's going on. Amid the descending chaos, Julius encounters a hospital escapee who babbles prophecies of doom, and the growing palpable sense of impending danger intensifies. . . as does the feeling that everyone may be relying on a street preacher just a little too much. Still, Julius decides he must confront the forces that threaten his congregation--including the peculiar followers of a religious cult, the mysterious men and women dressed all in red seen fleetingly amid the bedlam, and an enigmatic smoking figure who seems to know what's going to happen just before it does. The Revisionaries is a wildly imaginative, masterfully rendered, and suspenseful tale that conjures the bold outlandish stylishness of Thomas Pynchon, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Moore--while being unlike anything that's come before.
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              ISBN 9781612198729
              Released AU 1 Dec 2020
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              The Love of Strangers
                

              The Love of Strangers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Michaelson, Ellen

              • RRP: $34.50
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              • Pub Date
                10 Nov 20

              Winner of the 2019 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, From the Love of Strangers is a moving story about friendship set in a gritty Brooklyn hospital, where a young woman learns to take charge of her life by taking care of others. Working as an orderly in a gritty Brooklyn public ho...spital, Sima is often reminded by her superiors that she's the least important person there. An immigrant who, with her mother, escaped vicious anti-Semitism in Poland, she spends her shifts transporting patients, observing the doctors and residents ... and quietly nurturing her aspirations to become a doctor herself by going to night school. Now just one credit short of graduating, she finds herself faltering in the face of pressure from her mother not to overreach, and to settle for the life she has now. Everything changes when Sima encounters Mindy Kahn, an intern doctor struggling through her residency. Sensing a fellow outsider in need of support, Sima bonds with Mindy over their patients, and learns the power of truly letting yourself care for another person, helping to give her the courage to face her past, and take control of her future. A moving story about vulnerability and friendship, From the Love of Strangers is the story of one woman's discovery that sometimes intractions with strangers are the best way to find yourself.
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              ISBN 9781612198682
              Released AU 10 Nov 2020
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              Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism
               

              Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Zizek, Slavoj

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              In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj i[ek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the c...risis we're in? It is as if the trouble feeds on itself: the march of capitalism has become inexorable, the only game in town. Setting out to diagnose the condition of global capitalism, the ideological constraints we are faced with in our daily lives, and the bleak future promised by this system, Slavoj i[ek explores the possibilities and the traps of new emancipatory struggles. Drawing insights from phenomena as diverse as Gangnam Style to Marx, The Dark Knight to Thatcher, Trouble in Paradise is an incisive dissection of the world we inhabit, and the new order to come.
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              ISBN 9781612196190
              Released AU 28 Feb 2017
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              Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail
               

              Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbors: Against the Double Blackmail (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Zizek, Slavoj

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              Called the Elvis of cultural theory by The New York Times, popular philosopher and leftist rabble-rouser Slavoj Zizek, looks at one of the most desperate situations of our time: the current refugee crisis overwhelming Europe. In this short yet stirring book, Zizek argues that acc...epting all comers or blocking all entry are both untenable solutions... but there is a third option. Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response, from our protected Western European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Zizek. They merely prolong the problem, rather than tackling it. The refugee crisis also presents an opportunity, a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself: but, if we are to do so, we have to start raising unpleasant and difficult questions. We must also acknowledge that large migrations are our future: only then can we commit to a carefully prepared process of change, one founded not on a community that see the excluded as a threat, but one that takes as its basis the shared substance of our social being. The only way, in other words, to get to the heart of one of the greatest issues confronting Europe today is to insist on the global solidarity of the exploited and oppressed. Maybe such solidarity is a utopia. But, warns Zizek, if we don't engage in it, then we are really lost. And we will deserve to be lost.
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              ISBN 9781612196244
              Released AU 18 Oct 2016
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