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              The Rome Zoo

              The Rome Zoo (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Janovjak, Pascal; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Rome, too, wants the sound of roaring as evening falls ... The Rome Zoo - a place borne of fantasy and driven by a nation's aspirations. It has witnessed - and reflected in its tarnished mirror - the great follies of the 20th century. Now, in an ongoing battle that has seen it su...rvive world wars and epidemics, the zoo must once again reinvent itself, and assert its relevance in the Eternal City. Caught up in these machinations is a cast of characters worthy of this baroque backdrop - a man desperate to find meaning in his own life, a woman tasked with halting the zoo's decline and a rare animal, the last of its species, who bewitches the world. Drifting between past and present, The Rome Zoo weaves together these and many other stories, forming a colourful and evocative tapestry of life at this strange place. It is both a love story and a poignant juxtaposition of the human need to classify, to subdue, with the untameable nature of our dramas and anxieties.
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              ISBN 9781867550501
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Rome Zoo
               

              The Rome Zoo (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Janovjak, Pascal; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Rome, too, wants the sound of roaring as evening falls ... The Rome Zoo - a place borne of fantasy and driven by a nation's aspirations. It has witnessed - and reflected in its tarnished mirror - the great follies of the 20th century. Now, in an ongoing battle that has seen it su...rvive world wars and epidemics, the zoo must once again reinvent itself, and assert its relevance in the Eternal City. Caught up in these machinations is a cast of characters worthy of this baroque backdrop - a man desperate to find meaning in his own life, a woman tasked with halting the zoo's decline and a rare animal, the last of its species, who bewitches the world. Drifting between past and present, The Rome Zoo weaves together these and many other stories, forming a colourful and evocative tapestry of life at this strange place. It is both a love story and a poignant juxtaposition of the human need to classify, to subdue, with the untameable nature of our dramas and anxieties.
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              ISBN 9781867550365
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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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              Oil
               

              Oil (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Smil, Vaclav; Read by Meldrum, Robert; Producer Nguyen, Yen

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              Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world's most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political... landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity's dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, Vaclav Smil explains all matters related to 'black gold', from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.
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              ISBN 9781743105115
              Published NZ 1 May 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Bolinda Beginner Guides
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              Gallipoli
               

              Gallipoli (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author brings his prodigious storytelling talents to bear on one of the defining (and most disastrous) campaigns of the First World War: Gallipoli. On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to s...ecure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Turkey regards the victory to this day as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the nation's Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated Australians and New Zealanders involved: the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood. Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle - which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front - are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.
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              ISBN 9781486243327
              Published NZ 3 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Victory at Villers-Bretonneux
               

              Victory at Villers-Bretonneux (Audio CD / Audio, Simultaneous Release)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Meldrum, Robert; Producer Johnson, Ben

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              On Anzac Day 1918, when the town of Villers-Bretonneux falls to the British defenders, it is the Australians who are called on to save the day, the town, and the entire battle. It's early 1918, and after four brutal years, the fate of the Great War hangs in the balance. On the on...e hand, the fact that Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks have seized power in Russia - immediately suing for peace with Germany - means that no fewer than one million of the Kaiser's soldiers can now be transferred from there to the Western Front. On the other, now that America has entered the war, it means that two million American soldiers are also on their way, to tip the scales of war to the Allies. The Germans, realising that their only hope is striking at the Allied lines first, do exactly that, and on the morning of 21 March 1918, the Kaiserschlacht, the Kaiser's battle, is launched - the biggest set-piece battle the world has ever seen.
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              ISBN 9781489366382
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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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              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 CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Smyth, Terry; Read by Meldrum, Robert

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $38.24
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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 9781489358479
              Published NZ 28 Aug 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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