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              Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession
               

              Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Barry, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Award winning journalist Paul Barry's unflinching look at the twilight of the Murdoch Empire. A gripping, revealing look at the tarnished News Corp, the next generation and Rupert Murdoch himself.

              ISBN 9781486201891
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Tunnel Rats Vs The Taliban
               

              Tunnel Rats Vs The Taliban (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By MacGregor, Sandy; Thomson, Jimmy; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              The extraordinary story of Australian sappers on the frontlines of the war in Afghanistan. They are young, they are tough and they were the forward scouts in Australia's war against the Taliban. This is the story of the sappers, the Army engineers in Afghanistan who learnt their ...skills from the original Australian Tunnel Rats of the Vietnam War. Like their compatriots in Vietnam, the Tunnel Rats of Afghanistan have rutted out the enemy from deep inside their caves and hideouts, have defused thousands of improvised explosive devices (the booby traps and landmines of this most recent of wars), built bridges and schools to win a war of hearts and minds, and lost mates at a greater rate than any other group of soldiers. And they, too, have returned home with the devastating baggage of war: post-traumatic stress disorder. Inspiring and action packed, this is the story of a special breed of soldier operating in a modern war against a medieval enemy. It is a story that connects the unsung heroes of Vietnam with the modern heroes of Afghanistan.
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              ISBN 9781486299331
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Phillip Schuler: The remarkable life of one of Australia's greatest war correspondents
               

              Phillip Schuler: The remarkable life of one of Australia's greatest war correspondents (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Baker, Mark; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Phillip Schuler, a handsome young journalist from the Melbourne Age, covered the Gallipoli campaign alongside Charles Bean. His bravery was legendary. His dispatches were evocative and compassionate. He captured the heroism and horror for Australian newspaper readers in ways the ...meticulous yet dry prose of Bean never could. Gallipoli would also propel Schuler on a collision course with his former friend and Age colleague Keith Murdoch, who made his name lobbying against the campaign after a brief visit to Anzac. After his classic account of the campaign, Australia in Arms, was completed in early 1916, Schuler abandoned the relative safety of a correspondent's job and joined the AIF as a humble soldier. In June 1917, he was killed in Flanders. He was 27 years old. Mark Baker's meticulously researched account of Schuler's brief but extraordinary life gives us a true insight into the man. As a correspondent, a lover and a soldier, Schuler left an indelible mark on all who encountered him. He was a shining light of the generation decimated by the war. Baker's biography gives us a new and compelling perspective on the power of journalism and Australia at war.
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              ISBN 9781489392589
              Published NZ 28 May 2017
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              Charles Bean
               

              Charles Bean (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Coulthart, Ross; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              On the eve of the centenary of Gallipoli Ross Coulthart tells the real story of the iconic Australian war correspondent. CEW Bean's wartime reports and photographs mythologised the Australian soldier and helped spawn the notion that the Anzacs achieved something nation-defining o...n the shores of Gallipoli and the battlefields of western Europe. In his quest to get the truth, Bean often faced death beside the Diggers in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Western Front - and saw more combat than many. But did Bean tell Australia the whole story of what he knew? In this fresh new biography Ross Coulthart explores the man behind the legend.
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              ISBN 9781486244676
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2014
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              Not Dead Yet: Labor's Post-Left Future
               

              Not Dead Yet: Labor's Post-Left Future (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Latham, Mark; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              During the term of the Rudd and Gillard governments, criticism of the Labor Party became a national pastime.' So writes Mark Latham, a one-time leader of the party and still its most perceptive - and fiercest - critic. In Quarterly Essay 49, Latham argues that the time has come t...o go beyond criticism to solutions. In that spirit, he offers a timely assessment of the future for Labor. He examines the key challenges: the union nexus, the Keating settlement, a real education revolution, a new war on poverty, climate change, and handling the Greens. With wit and insight, he suggests that Labor's biggest problem is the steady erosion of its traditional working-class base. Can Labor reinvent itself and speak to a changed Australia?
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              ISBN 9781743153468
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Quarterly Essay
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              Hiroshima Nagasaki
               

              Hiroshima Nagasaki (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly; mostly women, children and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were 'our lea...st abhorrent choice', American leaders claimed at the time. Here, Paul Ham challenges this view, giving powerful witness to its destruction through the eyes of eighty survivors, reminding us that these two cities were full of ordinary people who suddenly, out of a clear blue summer's sky, felt the sun fall on their heads.
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              ISBN 9781743119372
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2012
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              1914: The Year The World Ended
               

              1914: The Year The World Ended (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient pol...itical systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history. In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War. In 1914: The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives.
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              ISBN 9781486242634
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2015
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              Shakespeare
               

              Shakespeare (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By King, Ros; Read by Meldrum, Robert; Producer Johnson, Ben

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              Whether the fault of tedious teachers or hammy actors, Shakespeare is often seen as dry and impenetrable. In this fast-paced introduction, Ros King sets out to remind us of the sheer beauty and sophistication that can make Shakespeare's works a joy for any audience. Exploring his... invention and wit, along with his uncanny characterisation, King argues archaic language should be no barrier to the modern reader. This guide summarises the Bard,s life and background, detailing his plays and poetry in such a way that they are made accessible enough for everyone to admire.
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              ISBN 9781743105276
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Bolinda Beginner Guides
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              Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman - the Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre
               

              Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman - the Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Smyth, Terry; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Captain Edward Denny Day - the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' - was Australia's greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story. Once there was a wilderness: Australia's frontier, a dangerous and unforgiving place where outlaws ruled the roads and killers ...were hailed as heroes. It was here, in 1838, that one man's uncompromising sense of justice changed history and shocked the world. Denny Day was a vicar's son from Ireland. A member of the Anglo-Irish ruling class, as a young man Day joined the British Army before resigning to seek his fortune in New South Wales. There he accepted the most challenging role in the young colony: keeping the peace on the frontier. Denny Day's abiding legacy is the capture of the perpetrators of the Myall Creek Massacre - the most infamous mass-murder in Australian history, and the first time white men were convicted of the murder of Aborigines. Yet Day won no praise for bringing to justice the killers of 28 innocent men, women and children at Myall Creek. Rather, he was scorned and shunned, fiercely attacked by the press, by powerful landowners who hired the colony's top lawyers to defend the killers, and by the general public. The 11 men tracked down and arrested by Day faced two sensational trials, and seven of them were eventually found guilty of murder and hanged. The case sparked an international outcry, resulting in stricter government policies protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples. There are many colourful characters, heroes and villains, in Denny Day's story: inspirational frontier women; outlaws captured in a desperate firefight; brave and wily Aboriginal resistance leaders; gormless colonial officials; privileged English nobles and persecuted Irish immigrants; convicts and freemen; and, for good measure, an American pirate. Denny Day was commended for bravery during his lifetime, but only in regards to taming the frontier settlements. Even in his obituary, Myall Creek is not mentione
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              ISBN 9781489358486
              Published NZ 28 Aug 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              1914: The Year The World Ended
               

              1914: The Year The World Ended (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient pol...itical systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history. In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War. In 1914: The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives.
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              ISBN 9781486204625
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
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