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              Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession
               

              Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession (Audio disc / Other, 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 9781486201907
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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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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              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
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Bolinda Beginner Guides
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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
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Quarterly Essay
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              Sandakan: The untold story of the Sandakan death marches
               

              Sandakan: The untold story of the Sandakan death marches (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              This is the story of the three-year ordeal of the Sandakan prisoners of war. After the fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese conquerors transferred 2700 British and Australian prisoners to a jungle camp some eight miles inland of Sandakan, in North Borneo. For decades ...after the Second World War, the Australian and British governments would refuse to divulge the truth of what happened here, for fear of traumatising the families of the victims. Of the 2700 prisoners originally sent to Sandakan, only six - all of them Australians - would survive. This important and harrowing book narrates the full story of Sandakan, as told through the experiences of the participants.
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              ISBN 9781743136140
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
              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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              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
              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 CD / Audio, 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 9781489392572
              Published NZ 28 May 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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
              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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