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Ann de Courcy, Debs at War: How Wartime Changed Their Lives 1939-1945. Wiedenfeld and Nicolson, 2005, 320pp.
Australian Dictionary of Biography.
English Dictionary of National Biography.
K. M. Daiches, The Paradox Of Scottish Culture. London, Oxford University Press, ?
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Blanche d'Alpuget, Hawke: The Prime Minister. Melbourne University Press, 2010, 401pp.
W. J. Dakin, Whalemen Adventurers in Southern Waters. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1977. [Angus and Robertson Non-Fiction Classics Edition]
K. M. Dallas, 'The first settlements in Australia: considered in relation to sea-power in world politics', pp. 39-49 in Ged Martin, (Ed.), The Founding of Australia: The Argument about Australia's Origins. Sydney, Hale and Iremonger, 1978.
K. M. Dallas, Trading Posts or Penal Colonies: The Commercial Significance of Cook's New Holland Route to the Pacific. Hobart, Fuller's Bookshop, 1969.
Paul Daley, Beersheba: A Journey Through Australia's Forgotten War. Melbourne University Press, 2009, 339pp.
R. C. Dallas, The History of the Maroons. London, 1803; [Being on the Jamaica slave uprising which anticipated the Haitian Revolution]
William Dalrymple, The Last Mughal. Bloomsbury, 2006, 578pp.
Joy Damousi, Depraved and Disorderly: Female Convicts, Sexuality and Gender in Colonial Australia. Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Dr Noel Dan, 'Surgeons of the First Fleet', Australian Medical Association Gazette, 15 May, 1980., pp. 16-17.
Stephen Dando-Collins, Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, The Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize. Vintage Books, 2008, 330pp.
Stephen Dando-Collins, Captain Bligh's Other Mutiny: The True Story of the Military Coup That Turned Australia Into a Two-Year Rebel Republic. Random House, 2007, 336pp.
Timothy Tyndale Daniell, (Of Gray's Inn), The Lawyers. London, Wiley And Sons, 1976.
Kay Daniels, Convict Women. Allen and Unwin, 1998.
Bengt Danielsson, (translated from the Swedish), What Happened on the Bounty. London, Allen and Unwin, 1962.
Mark Dapin, (Ed.), The Penguin Book of Australian War Writing. Viking, 2012, 480pp.
Madge Darby, Captain Bligh in Wapping. London, History of Wapping Trust Publ, 1990.
John Dargavel, The Zealous Conservator. University of Western Australia, 2009, 252pp. (Life of "the father of modern forestry", Western Australia's forester, Charles Lane Poole)
Ian Darroch, The Boonah Tragedy. Access Press, Bassendean, Western Australia, 2005, 263pp.*
Mike Dash, Batavia's Graveyard. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 202, 398pp. (On the September 1629 wreck of the Dutch ship, Batavia on the West Australian coast.)
M. J. Daunton, 'Inheritance and succession in the City of London in the nineteenth century', Business History, No. 3, Vol. 30, July 1988., pp. 269-286.
M. J. Daunton, 'Australian merchants in the City of London, 1840-1890', Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Collected Seminar Papers, [The City and the Empire], Vol. 2, No. 36, 1987., pp. 134-142.
Sue Davenport, Peter Johnson and Yuwali Nixon, Cleared Out: First Contact in the Western Desert. Aboriginal Press Studies, 2005, 203pp. (With attention to "clearances" around 1964)
Andrew C. P. David, 'Peter Heywood and Northwest Australia', The Great Circle, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1979., pp. 4-14.
Richard David, Hakluyt's Voyages: A Selection. London, Chatto and Windus, 1981.
Saul David, The Indian Mutiny 1857. London, Viking, 2002.
Graeme Davidson, Car Wars: How The Car Won Our Hearts And Conquered Our Cities. Allen and Unwin, 308pp.
Ron Davidson, Fremantle Impressions. Fremantle Arts Centre. 2007. (Photography)
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Jack Davis and Bob Hodge, (Eds.), Aboriginal Writing Today. Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1985. (Politics, literature, theatre, etc) (Photographic essays)
Mark Davis, The Land of Plenty: Australia in the 2000s. Melbourne University Press, 2008, 379pp.
Davis - For 1600-1627: some 74 passengers to Barbados are listed in N. Darnell Davis, Cavaliers and Roundheads of Barbados, 1650-1652. Georgetown, British Guiana, 1887.
Ralph Davis, The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. London, Macmillan, 1962.
Ralph Davis, Aleppo and Devonshire Square: English Traders in the Levant. nd? Call 382.0942056.
Richard Davis, (Ed.), Woven Histories, Dancing Lives: Torres Strait Islander Identity, Culture and History. Aboriginal Studies Press, 2004, 313pp.
Richard Beale Davis, (Ed.), William Fitzhugh and his Chesapeake World, 1676-1701: The Fitzhugh Letters and Other Documents. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press for the Virginia Historical Society, 1963.
Basil Davidson, Black Mother: Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade. Revised. London, Penguin, 1980.
Godfrey Davies, The Early Stuarts, 1603-1660. The Oxford History of England. Oxford University Press, 1959.
Will Davies and E. P. F. Lynch, (Eds.), Somme Mud: The War Experiences of an Australian Infantryman in France, 1916-1919. Random House, 347pp, 2006.
K. G. Davies, The North Atlantic World in the Seventeenth Century. Minneapolis, 1974.
K. G. Davies, (Ed.), Documents of the American Revolution. (In Vols.). Vol. 13: A Calendar, 1777-1778, Irish University Press, Shannon, Colonial Office Series, 1972-1981.
K. G. Davies, The Royal African Company. London. Longmans. 1960 edn. [First pub in 1957].
Mel Davies, 'Copper and Credit: Commission Agents and the South Australian Mining Association, 1845-1877', Australian Economic History Review, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 1983., pp. 58-77.
Graeme Davison, The Use and Abuse of Australian History. Allen and Unwin, 2000.
Graeme Davison, John Hirst and Stuart Macintrye, (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to Australian History. Oxford University Press, 1998.
David Day, Conquest: A New History of the Modern World. HarperCollins, 2005, 370pp.
David Day, Reluctant Nation: Australia and the Allied Defeat of Japan, 1942-1945. Oxford University Press, 1992, 366pp.
Alan Davies, An Eye for Photography: The Camera in Australia. The Miengunyah Press, 2004.
Gavan Daws, Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in the Pacific. Scribe Publications, 2004, 462pp.
A. Grove Day, (Ed.), Letter and memorandum from Capt. George Dixon to Sir Joseph Banks Regarding the Fur Trade on the Northwest Coast, AD 1789. The White Knight Chapbooks: Pacific Northwest Series, No. 3, San Francisco, White Knight Press, 1941.
David Day, Andrew Fisher: Prime Minister of Australia. Fourth Estate, 2008, 496pp
David Day, Claiming a Continent: A New History of Australia. HarperCollins, 2001, 352pp.
David Day, The Politics of War: Australia At War 1939-1945: From Churchill to MacArthur. HarperCollins, 2003, 750pp.
David Day, John Curtin: A Life. HarperCollins, 610pp, published early 1999.
David Day, The Prince of Australia: The Emperor of Wahgunyah and the Lord of Somerset: Three Episodes in the Early History of the Australian Customs Service. Canberra, Australian Customs Service, 1989.
David Day, Smugglers and Sailors: The Customs History of Australia, 1788-1901. Canberra, Australian Customs Service, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1992.
Marele Day, Mrs Cook: The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife. Allen and Unwin, 2002, 356pp.
Gavan Daws, A Dream of Islands: Voyages of Discovery in the South Seas. Brisbane, Jacaranda, 1980.
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John Dawson, Washout: On The Academic Response to the Fabrication of Aboriginal History. Macleay Press, 2005, 260pp.
Sir Joseph Banks - Warren R. Dawson, (Ed.), The Banks Letters: A Calendar of the Manuscript Correspondence of Sir Joseph Banks. London, Published by order of the trustees of the British Museum, 1958.
Fran De Groen and Peter Kirkpatrick, Serious Frolic: Essays on Australian Humour. University. Queensland Press, 2008/2009, 296pp.
Greg de Moore, Tom Wills: His Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall. Allen and Unwin, 2008, 336pp. (Life of an early Australian cricketer from Geelong)
Richard Deacon, A History of the British Secret Service. New York, Taplinger Publishing Company, 1970.
Richard Deacon, John Dee: Scientist, Geographer, Astrologer and Secret Agent to Elizabeth 1. London, Frederick Muller, 1968.
Hyacinthe de Bougainville, (Translated and edited by Marc Serge Riviere), The Governor's Noble Guest: Hyacinthe de Bougainville's Account of Port Jackson, 1825. Melbourne University Press, 1998-1999. *
Noel Deerr, The History of Sugar. Two Vols. London, Chapman and Hall, 1949-1950.
Daniel Defoe (Edited by Manuel Schonhorn), A General History of the Pirates. London, J. M. Dent and Sons, 1972.
E. J. DeForest, John Johnston of New York, Merchant. 1909. (On a Scots merchant of Boorman and Johnston, iron importers to US). Also by E. J. DeForest, A Walloon Family in America: Lockwood DeForest and his Forebears, 1500-1848. (Two Vols) 1914. (DeForests were active in US-South American trade) *
Mrs C. F. Diehm, Merchants of Our Second Century. 1889. (US business history) *
Ken Dempsey, Inequalities in Marriage: Australia and Beyond. Remaindered, 2003.
Michael Denborough, (Ed.), Australia and Nuclear War. Croom Helm, 1984, 270pp.
Greg Dening, Beach Crossings: Voyaging Across Times, Cultures and Self. Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, 2004, 384pp.
Greg Dening, Mr Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty. Sydney, CUP, 1992. (Reviewed SMH 19-9-1992)*
Tyler Dennett, Americans in Eastern Asia. 1922.*
Donald Denoon, A Trial Separation: Australia and the Decolonisation of Papua New Guinea. Penguin, 2005, 228pp.
W. R. Denslow, [Foreword by Harry S. Truman], 10,000 Famous Freemasons. [US] 1957.
L. Dermigny, La Chine et l'Occident, Le Commerce a Canton au XVIII siecle, 1719-1833. Paris, 1964.
Louise DeSalvo, Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work. New York, Ballantine Books, 1989.
Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin's Sacred Cause. Allen Lane, 2009, 456pp.
T. M. Devine, 'Glasgow Merchants and the Collapse of the Tobacco Trade, 1775-1783', Scottish Historical Review, Vol. 52, 1973., pp. 50-74.
Thomas M. Devine, The Tobacco Lords: A Study of the Tobacco Merchants of Glasgow and their Trading Activities, 1740-1790. Edinburgh, Donald, 1975.
T. M. Devine, 'A Glasgow Tobacco Merchant During the American War of Independence: Alexander Speirs of Elderslie, 1775 to 1781', William and Mary Quarterly, Series 3, Vol. 33, No. 3, July 1976., pp. 501-513.
Susanna de Vries, Desert Queen: The Many Lives and Loves of Daisy Bates. HarperCollins, 2008, 272pp.
Susanna de Vries, Females on the Fatal Shore. Pirgos Press, 2010, 180pp. (Views of the lives of well-known and lesser-known women of the early colony at Sydney)
Susanna de Vries, Trailblazers: Caroline Chisholm to Quentin Bryce. Pirgos Press, 2011, 3800 pp (Tributes to great women in Australian life)
Susanna De Vries-Evans, Strength of Spirit: Pioneering Women of Achievement from First Fleet to Federation. Alexandria NSW, Millennium Books, 1995.
Herman J. Deutsch, 'Economic Imperialism in the Early Pacific Northwest', Pacific Historical Review, Vol. IX, Dec 1940, No. 4., pp. 377-388.
R. M. Devens, (F. Kirkland, pseud.), Cyclopedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes. (Two Vols) 1865. (US business history) *
Marion Diamond, The Sea Horse and the Wanderer: Ben Boyd in Australia. Carlton, Victoria, Melbourne University Press, 1988.
Brian Dibble, Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley. University of Western Australia Press, 2008, 350pp.
Barry Dickens, Last Words: The Hanging of Ronald Ryan. Hardie Grant, 2017, 184pp.
Anthony Dickinson, 'Some Aspects of the Origin and Implementation of the Eighteenth Century Falkland Islands Sealing Industry', International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1990., pp. 33-68.
H. W. Dickinson and Rhys Jenkins, James Watt and the Steam Engine: The Memorial Volume prepared for the Committee of the Watt Centenary Commemoration at Birmingham, 1919. Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, Moorland Publishing, 1981 edition. First pub, 1927. [See also: D. J. F. Arago, Life of James Watt. 1839. Smiles, Lives of Boulton and Watt. 1865, J. Ross, A Treatise on Navigation by Steam, Comprising a History of the Steam Engine. 1828. H. W. Dickinson, Matthew Boulton. 1937. J. C. Cule, 'Finance and Industry in the Eighteenth Century: The Firm of Boulton and Watt', Economic History, February, 1940. J. Tann (and?) M. J. Breckin 'Fixed Capital Formation in Steam Power: A Case Study of the Boulton and Watt Engine, 1775-1825', in C. Feinstein and S. Pollard, (Eds.), Fixed Capital Formation in the Industrial Revolution. nd N. Deer, 'The Early Use of Steam Power in the Cane Sugar Industry', Transactions of Newcomen Society, 21, 1940-1941. Richard L. Hills, Power in the Industrial Revolution. 1970. J. Tann, The Development of the Factory, 1970.]
Oliver M. Dickinson, The Navigation Acts and the American Revolution. Philadelphia, 1951.*
Christopher Dickman, A Fragile Balance: The Extraordinary Story of Australian Marsupials. (Illus. by Rosemary Woodford Ganf) Craftsman House, 2007, 246pp.
P. G. M. Dickson, The Sun Insurance Office, 1710-1960: The History of Two and a half Centuries of British Insurance. London, Oxford University Press, 1960.
Mgr. George E. Dillon, Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked. Palmdale CA, Christian Book Club, Facsimile of 1885 edition; Dublin, London, Burns and Oates. (A review of the rise of atheism from a strictly Catholic point of view).
Harry Dillon and Peter Butler, Macquarie: From Colony to Country. William Heinemann Australia, 2010, 374pp.
J. R. Dinwiddie, (Ed.), The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham. Vol. 6, January 1798 to December 1801. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1984.
See David Divine, These Splendid Ships: The Story of the Peninsular and Orient Line. Frederick Muller, London, 1960.
Capt. George Dixon (William Beresford), A Voyage Round the World. London, Geo. Goulding, 1789.
Miriam Dixson, The Real Matilda: Women and Identity in Australia, 1788 to 1975. Ringwood, Victoria, Penguin, 1976.
Mark Dodd, The Last Pearling Lugger. Macmillan, 2011, 256pp.
W. E. Dodd, The Cotton Kingdom. 1921. *
D. S. Dodge, Memorials of William E. Dodge. 1887.*
Edward Dodwell and James Samuel, Bengal Civil Servants, 1780-1838. London, Miles, 1839.
Henry Dodwell, Dupleix and Clive: The Beginnings of Empire. London, Frank Cass and Co., 1967.
Paddy Doherty, The Khyber Pass. Faber and Faber, 2007, 261pp.
Peter Doherty, The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: A Life in Science. Melbourne, Miengunyah Press, 2005, 282pp.
Elizabeth Donnan, 'Eighteenth-Century English Merchants: Micajah Perry', Journal of Economic and Business History, Four vols., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1928-1932., iv, 1932., pp. 70-98.
James Hugh Donohoe, The Catholics of New South Wales, 1788-1820 and their families. Sydney, Archives Authority of New South Wales, 1988.
James Hugh Donohoe, Convicts and Exiles Transported from Ireland, 1791-1820. Spit Junction, Sydney, J. S. North Pub., 1997.
Ebenezer Dorr, "A Journal of a Voyage from Boston round the World...", John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI.
Ebenezer Dorr, Logbook of the Ship Hope, Sept. 14, 1791. Detroit Library, Burton Historical Collection, Ebenezer Dorr Papers.
John C. Dorrance, (all modern history), The United States and the Pacific Islands. Westport, Conn., Praegar, 1992.Louise Douglas and Peter Spearritt, Australia 1938: Oral History Handbook. Published in Canberra as part of Australia 1788-1988: A Bicentennial History series, December 1981. Printed at Australian National University.
Bruce Dover, Rupert's Adventures in China: How Murdoch Lost A Fortune and Found a Wife. Penguin, 2008, 302pp.
George F. Dow, Slave Ships and Slavery. Salem, 1927.*
G. M. Dow, Samuel Terry: The Botany Bay Rothschild. Sydney, Sydney University Press, 1974.
J. B. Dow, Slave Ships and Slaving. Salem, 1927.
B. T. Dowd and Averil Fink, 'Harlequin of the Hunter, "Major" James Mudie of Castle Forbes', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 54, Part 4, 1968., pp. 368-386; Vol. 55, Part 6, 1955., pp. 83-110.
Robert Dowling, John Jones. National Gallery of Australia, 2010, 192pp. (A life of Australia's "first colonial-trained artist" who worked much on images of Tasmania's Aboriginals before their disappearance. The art world of Australia 1850s-1880s)
Jacques M. Downs, `American Merchants and the China Opium Trade, 1800-1840', Business History Review, 42.4, Winter 1968., pp. 418-442.
J. A. Doyle, The English in America: The Puritan Colonies. Part 1. New York, Ames Press, 1969. Orig. published in 1887.
Michael Drake, (Ed.), Population in Industrialisation. London, Methuen, 1969.
Seymour Drescher, Econocide: British Slavery in the Era of Abolition. Pittsburgh, 1977. *
Seymour Drescher, 'Whose Abolition? Popular Pressure and the ending of the British slave trade', Past and Present, No. 143, 1994., pp. 136-166.
Joan Druett, Island of the Lost: A Harrowing True Story of Shipwreck, Death and Survival on a Godforsaken Island at the Edge of the World. Allen and Unwin, 2008, 304pp.
Nick Dryenfurth, Heroes and Villains: The Rise and Fall of the Early Australian Labor Party. Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011, 281pp,
W. E. Burghard DuBois, The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America. New York, 1898. *
Ian Duffield and James Bradley, (Eds.), Representing Convicts: New Perspectives in Convict Forced Labour Migration. London, Leicester University Press, 1997.
Peter Duke, Byron Bay: The History, Beauty and Spirit. Pub. by Peter Duke, 20011, 132pp.
Michael Duffy, Man of Honour. Macmillan, published July 2003. (On John Macarthur) * .
F. R. Dulles, America in the Pacific: A Century of Expansion. 1932.*
Foster Dulles, The Old China Trade. London, Macdonald and Jane's, 1974. need to reread
Foster Rhea Dulles, The Old China Trade. Boston. Houghton Mifflin. 1930.
Dwight Lowell Dumond, Anti-Slavery: A Crusade for Freedom in America. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1961.
Thomas Dunbabin, 'William Raven RN and his Britannia, 1792-95', The Mariner's Mirror, Vol. 46, No. 4, November 1960., pp. 297-303.
Macgregor Duncan, Andrew Leigh, David Madden and Peter Tynan, Imagining Australia: Ideas for our Future. Allen and Unwin, 2004, 324pp.
John Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific. Two Vols. London, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1965-1969.
|Chinese colours, very, at Sunnybank shopping centre, Brisbane. Photo by Dan Byrnes|
Cathy Dunn, Governor Hunter's Assignment Report: Women Convicts, 1798. Milton, NSW, Cathy Dunn, 1995.
Cathy Dunn, The Convicts and Pioneer Labourers of Murramarang and Ulladulla. Milton NSW, Cathy Dunn, 1994.
Cathy Dunn, Ladies of the Royal Admiral, 1792. Milton NSW, Cathy Dunn, c1996.
James Dunn, East Timor. Longueville Books, 2003, 399pp.
Michael Dunn, Australia and the Empire: From 1788 to the Present. Sydney, Fontana/Collins, 1984.
Richard S. Dunn, Sugar and Slaves: The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1730. London, Jonathan Cape, 1973.
Richard S. Dunn, 'The English Sugar Islands and the Founding of South Carolina', The South Carolina Historical Magazine, LXXII, 1971., pp. 81-93.
Richard S. Dunn, 'A Tale Of Two Plantations - Slave Life At Mesopotamia In Jamaica, And Mount Airy In Virginia, 1799 to 1828', William and Mary Quarterly, Series 3. Vol. 34, No. 1, January 1977., pp. 32-65.
Richard S. Dunn, Puritans and Yankees: The Winthrop Dynasty of New England, 1630-1717. Princeton NJ., 1962.
Edgars Dunsdorfs, The Australian Wheat Growing Industry, 1788-1948. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1956.
Romesh Dutt, The Economic History of India in the Victorian Age. Vol. 2. (Reprint). New York, A. M. Kelley, 1969.
Geoffrey Dutton, City Life in Old Australia. South Yarra, Victoria, Currey O'Neill, 1984.* Also athor of, The Squatters: an illustrated history of Australia's pastoral pioneers. Ringwood, Melbourne, Viking O'Neil/Penguin, 1985/1989.
Geoffrey Dutton, Founder of a City: The Life of Colonel William Light, First Surveyor-General of the Colony of South Australia, Founder of Adelaide, 1786-1839. Melbourne, Cheshire, 1960.
Jennifer Duxbury, 'Conflict and Discipline: the Van Diemen's Land Company', The Push From The Bush, No. 25, October 1987., pp. 37-51. need to reread
Edward and Maryse Duyker, (Eds.), Bruny d'Encasteaux. Miegunyah Press, 2001, 392pp.*
Edward Duyker and Per Tingbrand, (Eds. and translators), Daniel Solander, Collected Correspondence, 1753-1782. Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, 1997. (Orig by Melbourne University Ppress in 1994/1995) *
Edward Duyker, An Officer of the Blue: Marc-Joseph Marin Dufresne South Sea Explorer,1724-1772. Melbourne University Press, 1994, 229pp.
Alan Dwight, 'The use of Indian labourers in New South Wales', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol 62, Part 2, 1977., pp. 114-135.
A. Dwight. 'The Use of Indian Labourers in New South Wales', JRAHS, Vol. 62, Part 2, pp. 114-135. Cf., A. Dwight, "The use of Indian Labourers in New South Wales', JRAHS, Vol. 62, Part 2, 1976, pp. 114-135. " (1976.)
Colin Dyer, The French Explorers and Sydney. University of Queensland Press, 2009, 200pp.
Barrie Dyster, 'The Rise of William Fanning and the Ruin of Richard Jones', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 67, Part 4, March 1982., pp. 366-374.
Gwenyth Dyke, 'The Finance of a Sixteenth Century Navigator, Thomas Cavendish of Trimly in Suffolk' , The Mariner's Mirror, Vol. 44, 1958., pp. 108-115.
Nick Dyrenfurth and Frank Bongiorno, A Little History of the Labor Party. New South, 2011, 217pp.
Below are items still uncollected
Art, Australia, Gabrielle Coslovich, Whiteley on Trial. Melbourne University Press, 2017, 342pp.
identity, Cordelia Fine, Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds. Icon Books, 2017.
music mostly in Australia: Mervyn E. Collins, The Remarkable Mr Morrison. Melbourne Books, 2015. (On noted jazz musician James Morrison) // Ian (Molly) Meldrum with Jeff Jenkins, The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story. Allen and Unwin, 2015. ) // Jane Albert, House of Hits. Hardie Grant, 2010. (On the Albert family of Sydney, managers of pop music hitdom long before the Easybeats arrived.) // Colin Harper, Bathed in Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and The Emerald Beyond. Jawbone press, 2014. 512pp. // Elijah Wald, Dylan Goes Electric! Newport, Seeger, Dylan and the Night That Split the Sixties. Dey St/William Morrow Publishers, 2015. // LouFarina agrees by March 2017 that Dylan was electric (as a guitar learning teenager) before he was acoustic then went electric. // Billy Bragg, Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World. Faber, 2017, 448. /// Philip Norman, Paul Macartney: The Biography. Wiedenfeld and Nocolson, 2016.
Alan Burdick, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation. 2017.
climate change, Tim Flannery, Sunlight and Seaweed, An Argument for How to Feed, Power and Clean Up The World. Text Publishing, 2017, 181pp. // Mark Butler, Climate Wars. Melbourne University press, 2017, 180pp. // Anna Krien, The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia's Climate Deadlock. Quarterly Essay 66, Black Inc., 2017, 145pp. // Lawrie Zion, The Weather Obsession. MUP 2017, 208pp. // Monica Gagliano, John C. Ryan and Patricia Viera, (Eds.), The Language of Plants: Science Philosophy, Literature. University of Minnesota Press, 2017, 313pp.)
crime, Terry Smyth, Australian Desperadoes. Ebury Press, 2017.
religion, Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists. Penguin, 2012.
ecology, James Nestor, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves. Profile Books, 2014, 280pp. /// Wallacce J. Nichols, Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do. (Foreword by Celine Couseau) Little,Brown, 2014, 320pp. // Diane Ackerman, The Human Age. Headline, 2014. (Human talent vs planetary chaos, what's been happening?) // Gagliano, Ryan and Veira, (Eds.), The Language of Plants. University of Minnesota press, 2017.)
history, general, // Jonathan Rose, The Literary Churchill. Yale University Press, 2014. // Trevor Grant, Sri Lanka's Secrets. Monash University Press, 2014. (On the control of the Tamils of Sri Lanka.) // Adrienna Mayor, The Amazons. Princeton University Press. 2014. (The Amazons in ancient history, that is.) /// John Cooper, The Queen's Agent. Allen and Unwin, 2012.(On Elizabeth I's spymaster, Francis Walsingham) /// Peter Ackroyd, Foundation: A History of England, Vol. 1. Macmillan, 2012. (Part of a projected 6-volume treatment. This volume starts about 900,000 years ago.) // Chris Walsh, Cowardice: A Brief History. Princeton University Press, 2014. /// Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind. Harvill Secker, 2014. // John Simpson, We Chose to Speak of War and Strife: The World of the Foreign Correspondent. Bloomsbury, 2017, 366pp. // Mei Fong, One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment. Oneworld, 2017, 256pp. (On China's one-child policy.) /// Rose Prince, Theresa May: The Path to Power. Biteback, 2017. ///China Mieville, October: The Story of the Russian Revolution. Verso, 2017. (Reviewer thinks, "This is - disconcertingly - a politically correct history of cataclysm and transformation.") )// Douglas Smith, Rasputin. Macmillan, 2017. Robert Service, The Last of the Tsars. Macmillan, 2017. // Victor Sebestyen, Lenin The Dictator. Orion, 2017. // Bill Schutt, Eat Me: A Natural and Unnatural History of Cannibalism. Profile Books, 2017. // Ulrich Raulff, (Translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp), Farewell to the Horse. Allen Lane, 2017. (Raulff muses that our views and feelings about historical memory is as much a motherland of wishful thinking as are love or the stock exchange. Rather a good way to put it, no?)
history, australia, // Clive James, Play All. Yale University Press, 2016. (A critic's view of the rise and rise of good quality drama on TV) // Fay Anderson and Sally Young, Shooting the Picture. Miegunyah Press, 2016 (A history of newspaper photography in Australia.) // Meredith Burgmann, Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files. New South, 2014. (On life for Australias spies.) // Christian Ryan, The Best Music Writing Under The Australian Sun. Hardie Grant, 2014. // Judith Wright, The Coral Battleground. Spinifex, 2014. (On Wright's campaign to help protect The Great Barrier Reef.) // John Howard, The Menzies Era: The Years That Shaped Modern Australia. HarperCollins, 2014. // Tim Low, Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World. Viking, 2014. // Ben Hills, Stop The Presses. ABC Books, 2014. (On the Internet-driven dilemmas of the newspaper industry) // Ruth Rae, Tony Windsor. Allen and Unwin, 2014. // Caroline Ford, Sydney Beaches, A History. New South, 2014. // Shaun Greenhalgh, A Forger's Tale: The Memoir of One of Britain's Most Successful and Infamous Art Forgers. Allen and Unwin, 2017, 384pp. // Sarah Goldman, Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force. HarperCollins, 2017, 344pp. // Cordelia Fine, Testosterone Rex: Unmaking The Myths of Our Gendered Minds. Icon Books, 2017, 256pp. (On gender and our social roles.) ///Alec Rylie, Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World. HarperCollins, 2017. // religious history, Robin M. Jensen, The Cross: History, Art and Controversy. The Belknap Press, 2017, 280pp. // Aust media history, Nigel Giles, Number 96. Melbourne Books, 2017. (On the 1000-or-so episodes of this popular Australian TV miniseries.) ///Peter Robertson, Radio Astronomer: John Bolton and a New Window on the Universe. New South, 2017, 432pp. // Erika Rappaport, A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World. Princeton University Press, 2017. // Ken Gelder and Rachel Weaver, The Colonial Journals and the Emergence of Australian Literary Culture. UWA Publishing, 2014. // Ken Gelder and Rachel Weaver, Colonial Australian Fiction: Character Types, Social Formations and the Colonial Economy. Sydney University Press, 2017, 153pp. // Steve Harris,
The Prince and the Assassin: Australia's First Royal Tour and the Portent of World Terror. Melbourne Books, 2017, 326pp. /// Graeme Davison, City Dreamers: The Urban Imagination in Australia. NewSouth, 2016. // Nick Horne, (Ed.), Donald Horne: Selected Writings. La Trobe University Press, 2017. 2017. // Mark Aarons with John Grenville, The Show: Another Side of Santamaria's Movement. Scribe, 2017. // Grantlee Kieza, Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing Life of Ned Kelly's Mother. ABC Books, 2017. // Gregory Bryan, Mates: The Friendship that Sustained Henry Lawson. New Holland, 2017. // Lesley Potter, Mistress of Her Profession: Colonial Midwives of Sydney, 1788-1901. Anchor Books, 2017, 174pp. // Jennifer Harrison, Shackled: Female Convicts at Moreton Bay, 1826-1839. Anchor Books, 2016, 271pp,
re wwi /// Peter Fitzsimons, Gallipoli. William Heinemann, 2014. // Peter Fitzsimons, Victory at Villers-Bretonneux: Why a French Town Will Never Forget the Anzacs. William Heinemann, 2016, 764pp. // Peter Stanley, The Crying Years. NLA Publishing, 2017. (Based on a formal study of Australia and the Great War.)
re WWII // Thomas Keneally, Australians: Flappers to Vietnam. Allen and Unwin, 2015.
Australia at war: // James Curran, Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War. Melbourne University Press, 2015. // Mark Dapin, The Nashos: Australia's National Servicemen and Vietnam. Viking, 2014, 470pp.
USA history - Bernie Sanders, Our Revolution. Profile, 2016. (On the absurd ambitions of a self-declared socialist to become president of the USA.) // Gary Younge, Another Day in the Death of America. Faber and Faber, 2016. (On the USA's wierd attitudes to gun control.) // David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder of the Birth of the FBI. Simon and Schuster, 2017, 352pp. // Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened. Simon and Schuster, 2017, 494pp. // David McCullough, The American Spirit: Who we Are and What we Stand For. Simon and Schuster, 2017, 176pp. // Joshua Kurlantzick, A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. Simon and Schuster, 2017, 325pp. /// Joshua Green, Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency. Penguin, 2017, 288pp.
economic, Kwasi Kwarteng, War and Gold. Bloomsbury, 2014. (A history of money)
literary, Lennox Nicholson, On The Wagon: Following in the Footsteps of Jack Kerouac. Sober. Affirm Press, 2017, 256pp,
Russell Earls Davis, Bligh in Australia. Woodslane Press, 2011, 242pp.
books, Stuart Kells, The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders. Text, 2017, 288pp. (Kells also published, Rare: A Life Among Antiquarian Books. 2011, Penguin and the Lane Bros. 2016.)
Jack Cross, Great Central State: The Foundation of the Northern Territory. Wakefield Press, 2011, 403pp.
Jim Davidson, A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W. K. Hancock. University of NSW Press, 2010, 629pp.
David Clune and Ken Turner, (Eds.), The Governors of New South Wales, 1788-2010. Federation Press, 2010, 666pp.
Paul Davey, The Nationals: The Progressive Country and National Party in NSW, 1919-2006. 2006. (May be partisan, it's written by a former party federal director, but does have interviews with many key figures.)
Frans de Waal, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? Granta, 2016.
Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern, Sydney Noir: The Golden Years. Newsouth, 2017. (On the world of crime in Sydney 1966-1972)
Tim Dunlop, Why the Future is Workless. NewSouth, 2016. (How the world of work is changing)
Anne de Courcy, The Husband Hunters. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2017. (Partly on US women going to UK to find husbands, Follows Edith Wharton, The Buccaneers.)
Pat Dudgeon, Herbert, Milroy and Oxenham, (Eds.), Us Women, Our Ways, Our World. Magabala. 2017. (History, on Aboriginal Women and colonisation/oppression, on aspects of female leadership.)
New books on matters Australian: Stefano Girola and Rolando Pizzini, Nagoyo: The Life of don Angelo Confalonieri Among the Aborigines of Australia 1846-1848. Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino, 2014. // Nigel Cawthorne, Flight MH370. John Blake, 2014. // Philip Butterss, An Unsentimental Bloke: The Life and Work of C. J. Dennis. Wakefield Press, 2014. //
philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb, The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy. New York, Liverwright Pub. Corp., 2016/2017, (Also, The Rise of Reason.) (Have read them, all highly recommended, very entertaining and informative - Ed.)
Books on famous/glamorous people:
sport in australia, Harry Gordon, From Athens with Pride: The Official History of the Australian Olympic Movement, 1894-2014. UQP, 2014, 336pp. // Margaret Court, Margaret Court: The Autobiography. Pan Macmillan, 2016, 308pp. // Matthew Syed, The Greatest: The Quest for Sporting Perfection. John Murray, 2017. //Harry Blutstein, Cold War Games: Spies, Subterfuge and Secret Operations at the 1956 Olympic Games. Echo Publishing, 2017, 348pp. // Joe Gormann, The Death and Life of Australian Soccer. University of Queensland Press, 2017. // David Hill, The Fair and the Foul. Inside our Sporting Nation. William Heinemann, 2017. (Did sport encourage enthnicity(s) or assimilationism in Australia?)
satire, Janet Albrechtsen, Alan Jones, The Authorised Biography: Vol. 1, Nightmare on Struggle Street. ABC Books, 2006. (See also: Keith Windschuttle, Alan Jones: The Authorised Biography, Vol. 2, The Wilderness Years. ABC Books, 2006.)
Bernard Keane and Helen Razer, A Short History of Stupid. Allen and Unwin, 2015.<> // Julie Hall, Inventions that Didn't Change the World. Thames and Hudson, 2015.
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