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From Despair to Hope
From Despair to Hope James Arvanitakis
With the world being engulfed in terror and conflict, how can we find a way back to hope?
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Beauty's Sister: Penguin Special
Beauty's Sister: Penguin Special James Bradley
'Bradley's writing is spare and precise, his images haunting, and his plot reimagines the well-known fairy tale from the point of view of Rapunzel's darker, wilder sister... I have read many hundreds of reinventions of this tale. Beauty's Sister is one of the most powerful.' Kate Forsyth
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The Element of Need: Penguin Special
The Element of Need: Penguin Special James Bradley
The city of Adelaide and its surrounding areas have a very dark history. . .
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Fighting with America: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
Fighting with America: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special James Curran
Australia has long been a reliable ally of the United States. But has it become too reliable?
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Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic: Penguin Specials
Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic: Penguin Specials Jindong Cai, Sheila Melvin
At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad brought Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a nation searching for a way forward. 
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Beyond the Boom
Beyond the Boom John Edwards
After decades of prosperity Australians are now worried about their jobs, their incomes and their future. The mining boom, said to explain Australia's past success, is declared to be over.
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The Siege of Tsingtao: The only battle of the First World War to be fought in East Asia: how it came about and why its aftermath is still relevant today: Penguin Specials
The Siege of Tsingtao: The only battle of the First World War to be fought in East Asia: how it came about and why its aftermath is still relevant today: Penguin Specials Jonathan Fenby
In The Siege of Tsingtao, the first of the Penguin China Specials on the First World War, celebrated historian Jonathan Fenby examines the causes of the battle, the ulterior motives for it, and the path it helped set East Asia on for decades to come.
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Is There No Place for Me?: Making Sense of Madness: Penguin Special
Is There No Place for Me?: Making Sense of Madness: Penguin Special Kate Richards
Kate argues for empowering patients and their families to be active members of treament teams.
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Condemned to Crisis: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
Condemned to Crisis: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Ken Ward
It is often said that no country is more important to Australia than Indonesia. Yet the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran is just the latest in a long line of crises that have marred relations between Canberra and Jakarta. 
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Fields of White: Penguin Special
Fields of White: Penguin Special Keyi Sheng
From Man Asian Literary Prize nominee Sheng Keyi comes an offbeat and true-to-life tale of the inconstancy of modern life.
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Mistakes Were Made: Penguin Special
Mistakes Were Made: Penguin Special Liam Pieper
Mistakes Were Made is about the gap between our ideals in life – of love, compassion, ambition – and how things actually play out.
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The First Dismissal: Penguin Special
The First Dismissal: Penguin Special Luke Slattery
How Governor Macquarie invented an idea of Australia, a convict built it – and how Britain tried to tear it down.
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Uncharted Territory: Culture and Commerce in Hong Kong’s Art World: Penguin Specials
Uncharted Territory: Culture and Commerce in Hong Kong’s Art World: Penguin Specials Magnus Renfrew
Hong Kong has the once in a generation opportunity to assert itself as the creative and cultural hub of Asia, and to rival the established centres of New York and London. In providing an angle unique to the city, Hong Kong could play a pivotal role in redefining the concept of a ‘global’ art world.
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On Listening
On Listening Martin Flanagan
A poetic and eloquent meditation on the power of listening.
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What Would Gandhi Do?
What Would Gandhi Do? Michael Kirby
Adapted from Kirby's 2013 University of New South Wales Gandhi Oration, What Would Gandhi Do? shows how remarkably useful Gandhi's insights remain when confronting the world's challenges.
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A Story of Grief: Penguin Special
A Story of Grief: Penguin Special Michaela McGuire
When Jill Meagher went missing and was then found murdered in 2012, the city of Melbourne was shaken to the core. Emotional responses ranged from grief to guilt to rage to defensiveness, but no one was left untouched.
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Radish: Penguin Specials
Radish: Penguin Specials Mo Yan
During China's collectivist era in the late 1950s, a rural work team responsible for building an important floodgate receives a strange new recruit: Hei-hai, a skinny, silent and almost feral boy.
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The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials
The People's Bard: How China Made Shakespeare its Own: Penguin Specials Nancy Pellegrini
The story of Shakespeare in China is one of cultural blending and reinvention. Peopled by devoted evangelists, theatre directors and dogged interpreters intent on bridging divisions of language and politics, it tracks the trajectory of modern Chinese history and the development of theatre arts
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Badlands: Penguin Special
Badlands: Penguin Special Paul French
An evocative account of the infamous nightlife district of pre-communist Beijing, from the internationally acclaimed author of Midnight in Peking.
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