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Dying for a Chat: Penguin Special
Dying for a Chat: Penguin Special Ranjana Srivastava
Winner of the 2013 Human Rights Literature Award Medical oncologist Ranjana Srivastava contends that our healthcare professionals are ill equipped for frank discussions with patients, leading to misdiagnosis, avoidable medical complications and even death.
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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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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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End of the Road?: Penguin Special
End of the Road?: Penguin Special Gideon Haigh
In this engaging and insightful analysis for the lay reader, Gideon Haigh explains why the industry has become an ideological battleground, and reveals the more complex and surprising truth behind the partisan rhetoric.
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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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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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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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Marrow: Penguin Specials
Marrow: Penguin Specials Yan Lianke
A chilling and relentless tale of family responsibility and a mother's sacrifice, Marrow is Yan Lianke at his best.
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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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The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special
The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special Gideon Haigh
Veteran journalist Gideon Haigh assesses the future of news media in light of the internet's effects on traditional forms of publishing and broadcasting.
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Life in Ten Houses: Penguin Special
Life in Ten Houses: Penguin Special Sonya Hartnett
What does a house – and a home – mean to a writer?
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Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special
Ballots, Bullets & Kabulshit: An Afghan Election: Penguin Special Toby Ralph
When Toby Ralph joined a UN team assisting preparations for Afghanistan's 2009 presidential election, he didn't quite know what he was getting into. In a country unaccustomed to fair and free processes, the resistance he encountered to the idea democracy ranged from corruption and ineptitude to violence.
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Rudd, Gillard and Beyond: Penguin Special
Rudd, Gillard and Beyond: Penguin Special Troy Bramston
With previously unpublished documents and revealing observations, Rudd, Gillard and Beyond is the first book to provide a post-mortem and a roadmap for vital reform.
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The Tunnel: Penguin Special
The Tunnel: Penguin Special Dennis McIntosh
When Dennis McIntosh went to work on an underground construction site in Melbourne's west, he was twenty-seven and starting over. His years as a shearer had ended badly, he was an alcoholic, and his eldest daughter had a brain injury.
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The Adolescent Country: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special
The Adolescent Country: A Lowy Institute Paper: Penguin Special Peter Hartcher
Drawing on exclusive interviews with prime ministers, foreign ministers and other policy-makers, Gold Walkley award–winning journalist peter Hartcher argues Australia needs to shake off its 'provincial reflex' and become a mature player in global affairs.
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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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The Coal Face: Penguin Special
The Coal Face: Penguin Special Tom Doig
The Coal Face is a gripping and immediate report of one of the worst environmental and public health disasters in Australian history.
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The Absent Therapist: Penguin Special
The Absent Therapist: Penguin Special Will Eaves
The Absent Therapist is a book of soundings, a jostle of voices that variously argue, remember, explain, justify, speculate and meander . . . Sons and lovers, wanderers, wonderers, stayers, leavers, readers and believers: 'The biggest surprise of all is frequently that things and people really are as they seem.'
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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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After Cancer: Penguin Special
After Cancer: Penguin Special Ranjana Srivastava
With warmth and vigour, After Cancer demystifies the aftermath of treatment, delving into what survivorship really entails. Oncologist Dr Ranjana Srivastava also introduces a useful survivorship template.
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The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special
The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special Sean Dorney
It is time we shed our embarrassment about our colonial past and embrace our relationship with our nearest neighbour.
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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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