Issue 12

NIKI SAVVA’S “COUP” COP-OUT

2020-02-03T10:14:20+11:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Plots and Prayers: Malcolm Turnbull’s Demise and Scott Morrison’s Ascension Author: Niki Savva Publisher: Scribe, 2019 ISBN:  9781925849189 RRP: $ 35.00  Reviewed by Gerard Henderson Niki Savva was a long-time member of the Canberra Press Gallery before changing sides and working as a ministerial staffer and later in the Cabinet Office during the time of [...]

CATHOLICS, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY

2019-12-20T15:35:45+11:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Story of our Country: Labor’s Vision for Australia by Adrian Pabst Connor Court, September 2019 ISBN: 9781925826593 RRP $32.95 Reviewed by Keith Harvey This book is unusual and has entered into Australian political literature in an unusual way. Despite the implication in the title, Adrian Pabst is not an Australian but an active member of [...]

LIVING LIVES BEFORE THEIR TIME

2019-12-20T15:35:54+11:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Noble Savages The Olivier Sisters – Four Lives in Seven Fragments by Sarah Watling Jonathan Cape London 2019 ISBN: 9781473549333 RRP $49.99 (hb) By Anne Henderson In an age when so much importance is given to the study of children’s education, the biographical Noble Savages The Olivier Sisters – Four Lives in Seven Fragments by [...]

WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR MUMMY? HOW WOMEN RESISTED THE NAZI OCCUPATION OF FRANCE  

2019-12-20T15:36:04+11:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

D-Day Girls – The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II by Sarah Rose Sphere 2018 ISBN: 9780451495082 RRP $49.99 (hb)       Les Parisiennes - How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s By Anne Sebba  Orion Publishing Company 2016 ISBN10 0297870971 [...]

FLYING BLIND – INSIDE THE LIFE OF AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST AVIATOR

2019-12-20T15:36:13+11:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

King of the Air - The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith by Ann Blainey Black Ink, December 2018 ISBN: 9781760641078 RRP $49.99 (hb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson Students and fans of Australia’s greatest pioneering aviator, Charles Kingsford Smith, should be thankful that historian and biographer Ann Blainey chose to spend her recent years researching the [...]

THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE

2019-12-20T15:36:22+11:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Condé Nast, The Man and his Empire by Susan Ronald, St Martin’s Press, 2019 ISBN: 9781250180025 RRP $44.99 Reviewed by Shelley Gare Condé Nast, the New York magazine mogul who gave us Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden and Glamour, elite titles that dominated the twentieth century, was sometimes a tightwad “in true millionaire tradition” [...]