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From Baltic shores to a distant land - displacement, new beginnings and migration : a girl from Pomerania remembers 1939-1962, Acker, Margitta
1 Acker, Margitta From Baltic shores to a distant land - displacement, new beginnings and migration : a girl from Pomerania remembers 1939-1962
Australia Margitta Acker 2009 3866141416 / 9783866141414 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
133 pages including b/w photos. Originally published under the title "Vom Ostseestrand in Fernes Land", this text was translated by the author with assistance of Tim Acker. Author's note: "This is not an absolutely exact translation of the original published in Germany. The publishers deleted a number of paragraphs, from the original manuscript some of which, I felt, should stay. I have, of course, adhered to thesequence of events, but occasionally added an explanatory word or sentence, at other times deleted this or that. All of this does in no way affect the overall story. The other difference between this and the original version is that in this translated version I have used actual names throughout, in the original version all family names were changed for privacy reasons, although most first names were not. Also, this translated version includes a few additional photos. Contents: This is how it all began - to 1939; Childhood by the sea - 1939-1945; Journey into the unknown - 1945-1946; Difficult beginnings - 1946-1950; The end of childhood - 1950-56; A voyage to America; What shall I do with the rest of my life? - 1956-1959; To the far end of the earth - 1959-1962; Christmas on the beach - 1962. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages, Ambrose, Tom
2 Ambrose, Tom Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages
U. K. New Holland 2010 1847734685 / 9781847734686 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
216 indexed pages. Demonised by the Church throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, homosexuals became the scapegoats of society, constantly facing exile or a brutal death. In "Heroes to Exiles", the human cost of this long exile is told through the lives of the most eminent homosexual men and women in history. Some were artists like the wild living Benvenuto Cellini or the repressed Edward Lear. Others were poets such as Thomas Gray, W. H. Auden or novelists such as Henry James and A. J. Symonds. Their places of refuge changed through the centuries from Italy in the 18th, to Paris in the 19th and Berlin, California and Tangier in the 20th. Some experiences were tragic, like those of William Beckford, Lord Byron or Oscar Wilde, and some were triumphant, like the remarkable story of the Ladies of Llangollen who became the most famous lesbians in Europe. Often treated with outright suspicion, homosexuals were targets for the totalitarian dictatorships of the 20th century. As such they were consigned in their tens of thousands to exile in Siberia or to the Nazi death camps. Even when peace returned after World War II most democracies still proscribed homosexual behaviour, forcing the Americans Paul Bowles and James Baldwin to seek exile in Europe and North Africa. Today the tolerance of Ancient Greece has returned to most Western societies although homosexuals are still persecuted in some Islamic countries such as Iran. In "Heroes to Exiles", Tom Ambrose asks if we have finally realised that sexual orientation is as irrelevant to character and achievement as gender and skin colour and if the long exile has ended. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Legends: Stories of Australia, Baillie, Allan
3 Baillie, Allan Legends: Stories of Australia
Australia Phoenix Education 1999 1875695664 / 9781875695669 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
87 pages. Short tales about several Australian people and events in Australia's past that have become legends. They cover the whole Australian continent and beyond, from the Dreamtime to the 20th century. they tell us something about Australia's past. 
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Rebel women: in Australian working class History, Bloodworth, Sandra; O'Lincoln, Tom
4 Bloodworth, Sandra; O'Lincoln, Tom Rebel women: in Australian working class History
Australia Red Rag Pub 2008 0977504743 / 9780977504749 Soft Cover Good 8vo 
158 pages. Early in the 20th Century the women of Broken Hill fought strike breakers with axes and broom handles. The authors tell more such stories right up to the 1980s, challenging conventional views of working class women and their struggles.About the Authors:Sandra Bloodworth has been active in strikes, the campaign to stop uranium mining and refugee rights. She writes on women, Aboriginal rights, the modern working class and imperialism.Tom O'Lincoln is a Melbourne activist, is the author of several books on left and labour history, and maintains the Marxist Interventions website 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Reading, Writing and Arithmetic in 1950, 2000 and 2050, Bock, Brian;Taylor, Lee
5 Bock, Brian;Taylor, Lee Reading, Writing and Arithmetic in 1950, 2000 and 2050
Australia Book House 2001 1740181662 / 9781740181662 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
250 pages including illustrations. This book straddles the second and third millennia, looking back with affection at the children who went through the State educational system in Victoria half a century ago, and forward to a better education system for children born forty years hence. The thrust of the ideas in this book is that education systems may be slowly evolving to allow for the individual needs of the individual children in their care. As a primary teacher in the Victorian State system in the early 1950s, the accuracy of Brian Bock’s word pictures makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Puberty Blues, Carey, Gabrielle; Lette, Kathy
6 Carey, Gabrielle; Lette, Kathy Puberty Blues
Australia Text Pub 2012 1742759289 / 9781742759289 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
136 pages. By day, we were at school learning logarithms, but by night - in the back of cars, under the bowling alley, on Cronulla Beach, or, if you were lucky, in a bed while someone’s parents were out - you paid off your friendship ring.’ For Deb and Sue, life is about surfies, panel vans, straight-leg Levis, nicking off from school, getting wasted and fitting in. But why should guys have all the fun? Puberty Blues is raw, humorous and honest: a compelling account of teenagers navigating the chaos of life. It is one of the great coming-of-age stories in Australia, and it remains as relevant now as when it was first written over three decades ago. Gabrielle Carey revisited the places of her youth while working as a script consultant for the new TV series: ‘Since the discovery of my childhood cave I regularly drive down to the Shire and spend time in the Sir Joseph Banks Reserve. If no one is around, I scramble off the path and up into my old play space. I’m too big for it now but that cramped, earthy outcrop still holds a sense of primal childish peace; of a time before Bankies, before riots and before the loss of innocence that became Puberty Blues . 
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The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens
7 Christopher Hitchens The Trial of Henry Kissinger
Australia Text Publishing Company 2002 1877008052 / 9781877008054 Reprint Soft Cover Good 12mo 
159 pages. This book includes introduction by the author, 2 appendices, acknowledgements and index. In this incendiary book, Hitchens takes the floor as prosecuting counsel and mounts a devastating indictment of Henry Kissinger, whose ambitions and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter. The author mounts a Detailed and compelling case for Kissinger's arraignment. He deft and elegant prose is refreshingly free of legal obfuscation but full of condign invective. And the freedom-of-information disclosure punctures irreparable holes into the jar's self-exculpatory defences." -- The Age. The book explores Henry Kissinger's involvement in the war in Indochina, mass murder in Bangladesh, planned assassinations in Santidago Nicosia and Washington DC, and genocide in East Timor. This volume is an indictment by one of the world's well-known journalists. There is an inscription in the first page. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Little Book of Childhood, Cliff, Paul (selected and introduced by)
8 Cliff, Paul (selected and introduced by) Little Book of Childhood
Australia National Library of Australia 2003 0642107505 / 9780642107503 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
iv, 52 pages including illustrations. These poems evoke the period from the early 1930s through to the 1980s. Childhood has long been a subject that has fascinated many of Australia's finest poets. In this volume, Paul Cliff brings together works by 16 Australian poets that celebrate and reflect on the experience of growing up in Australia. Featured poets include Les Murray, Dorothy Hewett, Robert Adamson, Komninos and Jordie Albiston. 
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Hard Time, Cook, Elspeth; Donald, Anna
9 Cook, Elspeth; Donald, Anna Hard Time
Australia Fremantle Arts Center Pr 1998 1863682333 / 9781863682336 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
198 pages. The night is February 4th. I smell burning flesh. It sticks in my throat. I can almost taste it. I hear moaning. I see flashing blue and red lights and I hear the sirens. And the screaming. But not Steven, his eyes are open but lifeless like the rest of him. Then all I can hear are my own screams. A stolen car, two people dead so Debbie and Rocket are doing time... 
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Who We Are: A Snapshot of Australia Today, Dale, David
10 Dale, David Who We Are: A Snapshot of Australia Today
Australia Allen & Unwin 2007 1741750873 / 9781741750874 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
170 indexed pages. We are what we eat, watch, buy, read, love...It's been a long step in a short time from meat pies, football, kangaroos and Holden cars to spag bol, iPods, lattes and Desperate Housewives. David Dale chronicles how it happened, and seeks the details that now define us as Australians, from the way we talk - 'Don't chuck a wobbly' - to the people we admire and the ideas we debate. Instead of boasting about what makes Australia great, Who We Are explains what makes us unique - for better and for worse. Full of common and uncommon knowledge about the myths, attitudes, jokes and journeys that make us Aussies, this treasure trove is a must for any visitor and for all 20,470,000 of us. David Dale is Australia's leading commentator on popular culture and has worked extensively as a journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of ten books including Essential Places, An Australian in America, The Perfect Journey and The 100 Things We Loved About the 20th Century. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Poet's People, Dawe, Bruce
11 Dawe, Bruce Poet's People
Australia Longman 1999 0733905056 / 9780733905056 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
156 indexed pages. Bruce Dawe has often been described as "the people's poet" since his work is seen as conveying such an exceedingly wide range of people in their ways of living, their dreams, aspirations and preoccupations. This collection includes Dawe's poems from earlier volumes of his poetry plus his most recent work. For middle/senior high school students. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of and covered in adhesive transparent plastic. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Theorizing Modernism: Visual Art and the Critical Tradition, Drucker, Johanna
12 Drucker, Johanna Theorizing Modernism: Visual Art and the Critical Tradition
U.S.A. Columbia Univ Pr 1994 0231080832 / 9780231080835 1st British Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
201 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. A re-reading of the modernist tradition in the visual arts that provides a unique view of the history of modern art and art criticism. Concentrating on canonical critical texts and images, the book examines modern art through a rhetoric of representation rather than through formalist criticism or the history of the avant-garde. This book offers an extremely valuable overview of visual arts discourses through a rigorous examination of the rhetoric of 19th and 20th century critical writing and art practice. This work is an important contribution toward remapping modernist objects, subjects, and spaces. Johanna Drucker is an academic, author, visual theorist, and cultural critic. 
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Two Old Geezers Tell You about Cycling, the A-Z, Dunstan, Keith et al
13 Dunstan, Keith et al Two Old Geezers Tell You about Cycling, the A-Z
Australia Wilkinson Pub 2011 1921804319 / 9781921804311 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
48 pages including colour illustrations. What is a geezer? According to that great expert onlanguage, Eric Partridge, it used to be a disparagingterm for old women. Ah, but come the 20th century, themen took over. So it became a useful description for oldbuffers, old codgers, old coots, and venerable galahs.Dunstan and Hook first saw daylight in the 1920s, so theyare well fitted for the role of venerable galahs and liketop politicians they can turn their skills to any subjectwithout having to know to know too much about it. The OldGeezers are thoroughly saddle worn. They have done morethan 100,000 kilometres on two wheels. They have cycledin Europe, cycled across America, plugged their waythough rain and wind from Melbourne to Sydney and campedin more unfortunate places than they care to describe.The Dunstan geezer has even mixed it with 100 millionbicyclists in China. The world has seen two amazingbicycle booms. The first was in the 1880s, when it wasabsolutely the thing. The second boom took off in the1970s, at first with very little encouragement frompoliticians who thought such vehicles as irritating asblowflies. But since then the boom has accelerated atsuch a pace, no longer can the bike lover be ignored. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Modus Novus: Larobok i fritonal melodilasning / Lehrbuch in freitonaler Melodielesung / Studies in reading atonal Melodies, Edlund, Lars
14 Edlund, Lars Modus Novus: Larobok i fritonal melodilasning / Lehrbuch in freitonaler Melodielesung / Studies in reading atonal Melodies
Stockholm Nordiska Musikförlaget 1963 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
111 pages. An attempt to tackle the problems connected with the reading of 20th Century music which is not major/minor tonal. With scores and musical examples in German, English and Swedish languages. Covered in adhesive transparent plastic. Name in the first page. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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Inga Clendinnen A Celebration, Fraser, Morag (compiled & Edited by)
15 Fraser, Morag (compiled & Edited by) Inga Clendinnen A Celebration
Australia National Library of Australia 2005 0642276269 / 9780642276261 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
45 pages including b/w illustrations. Inga Clendinnen is an author, historian, anthropologist and academic of extraordinary insight and power. She is also one of those remarkable people able to summon the strength to use a serious illness to review life and embellish skills. Following on from her earlier scholarly publications and particularly those about the Maya and Aztec cultures, she has more recently dazzled readers with her perceptive, courageous and imaginative approaches to the Holocaust, the impact of the First Fleet on Indigenous Australians - even her own life-threatening disease. Her prose, so wonderfully accessible, sings. lt is with pleasure that the Friends of the National Library of Australia celebrate the life and contributions of this distinguished historian and gifted author. 
Price: 14.50 AUD
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Genre and the New Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Literacy and Education, Freedman, Aviva; Medway, Peter (editors)
16 Freedman, Aviva; Medway, Peter (editors) Genre and the New Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Literacy and Education
U. K. Taylor and Francis 1994 0748402578 / 9780748402571 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
236 indexed pages. "Genre" has been dramatically redefined. This prompted theorists to analyze the shaping power of language and culture, and the interplay between the individual and the social. Also recent work in genre studies has drawn upon ideas and developments from a wide range of intellectual disciplines including 20th-century rhetoric, literary theory, sociology and philosophy of science, critical discourse analysis, education and cultural studies. Here leading theorists reflect and capitalize on the growing interest in genre studies across these allied fields, and examine the powerful implications this reconception of genre has on both research and teaching. There is some underlining, annotations and marginalia in pages2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. 
Price: 38.00 AUD
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Within the hill: a collection of erotic verse, Gould, Alan [et al] (editors)
17 Gould, Alan [et al] (editors) Within the hill: a collection of erotic verse
Canberra A.N.U. Poetry Society 1975 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
70 pages including b/w illustrations. Special number of Canberra poetry, journal of A.N.U. Poetry Society. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Sensations of the Turf, Hobson, Warwick
18 Hobson, Warwick Sensations of the Turf
Australia Turf Monthly 1990 0646016881 / 9780646016887 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
128 pages including illustrations. Author of ‘Racing’s All-Time Greats’ and ‘The Story of the Golden Slipper Stakes’, co-author of ‘The Winner's Circle’, and the Editor of Australia's largest selling Racing Magazine Turf Monthly, Warwick Hobson's latest offering to horse-racing fans is a new and entertaining book titled ‘Sensations of the Turf’. With over 50 stories of famous horses and horsemen, controversial incidents, rorts and cons in Australian Racing, ‘Sensations of the Turf’ provides an endless variety of reading gems. From four-legged ‘Greats’ such as Phar Lap, Tulloch Bernborough, Grand Haneur, Dalray, Rising Fast, Rain Lover, Ajax, Vain, Trivalve, Artilleryman and many, many more, to stunning headlines stories including the Purser Case and Ring-Ins, to flamboyant characters like John ‘Baron’ Brown and E.R. Williams. Trainers and Jockeys the stature of Pike, Moore, Cummings, Hales, Robertson - stories of the Men and Horses who have made Racing the multi-million dollar spectacle of the 20th Century ... 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Unfamiliar Actor: Collected poems 1992-2002, Huitker, George
19 Huitker, George Unfamiliar Actor: Collected poems 1992-2002
Australia Ginninderra Press 2002 1740271599 / 9781740271592 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
139 pages. In his exploration of the ordinary things in life, Huitker refuses to sacrifice the particularity of experience for grand gestures of meaning. Instead, experiences drawn from teaching in a high school, family entanglements and voices half - heard in the rush of living - these are allowed to be intensely themselves, to live. They wear their significance lightly, like a freshly ironed shirt on a crisp Canberra morning in autumn. George Huitker has a playwright's ear for common speech and a poet's eye for the poignant situation. He also understands the healing sadness of the comic. Huitker's book of poetry immediate strength is the variety of poetic forms. This could be truly a reflection of the actor's ability to perform different roles. Huitker has written prose poems, rhyming poems, dialogue poems, short, long, sequence poems. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Hooligans or Rebels? An Oral History of Working Class Childhood, 1889-1939, Humphries, Stephen
20 Humphries, Stephen Hooligans or Rebels? An Oral History of Working Class Childhood, 1889-1939
UK Basil Blackwell Pub 1984 0631132864 / 9780631132868 Reprint Soft Cover Good 12mo 
279 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. This work is a complete history of the deprivation and treatment of children of laboring classes in Great Britain during early 20th century. Hooliganism, teenage gangs, vandalism, juvenile crime, classroom anarchy - are these the products of our present society or do they have a past? According to Stephen Humphries, the rebellion of working-class children and youth at school, at work and in the street has a long history. Using oral evidence from taped archives, he challenges the established view that rebellious behaviour was due to indiscipline rather than intolerable social and economic pressures. The recollections of working-class people, rarely if ever-heard in conventional histories, provide an authentic and often moving account of how working-class children coped with a harsh and oppressive world. Stephen Humphries, formerly Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex, is now a writer and broadcaster with a special interest in social history and oral tradition. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of and covered in adhesive plastic. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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