Who’s Who in the Zoo? : An Inside Story of Corruption, Crooks and Killers / Domenico Cacciola
Who’s Who in the Zoo is a first-hand account of Domenico ‘Mick’ Cacciola’s life as a CIB and Special Branch detective over three decades. It captures the colour and grit of policing in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, which in its heyday was the sleazy epicentre of gambling and prostitution. Be transported to the pre- and post-Fitzgerald Inquiry eras: the crooked cops, the corrupt politicians, the stand-over men, the informants, the bank robbers, the drugs, the murderers, the crime and the violence.
Battle hymns : the power and popularity of music in the Civil War / Christian McWhirter
Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited, music was an important vehicle for communicating ideas about the war, and it had a lasting impact in the decades that followed.
How to be alone / poem by Tanya Davis with illustrations by Andrea Dorfman
From a solitary walk in the woods to sitting unaccompanied on a city park bench to eating a meal and even dancing alone, How to Be Alone, reveals the possibilities and joys waiting to be discovered when we engage in activities on our own.
Let there be light : the story of light from atoms to galaxies / Ann Breslin & Alex Montwill
This book is the first of its kind devoted to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe. Readers are introduced to philosophical hypotheses such as the economy, symmetry and the universality of natural laws, and are then guided to practical consequences such as the rules of geometrical optics and even Einstein’s well-known but mysterious relationship, E = mc2.
Live and die like a man : gender dynamics in urban Egypt / Farha Ghannam
Watching the revolution of January 2011, the world saw Egyptians, men and women, come together to fight for freedom and social justice. These events gave renewed urgency to the fraught topic of gender in the Middle East. The role of women in public life, the meaning of manhood, and the future of gender inequalities are hotly debated by religious figures, government officials, activists, scholars, and ordinary citizens throughout Egypt
Less than human : why we demean, enslave, and exterminate others / David Livingstone Smith
A revelatory look at why we dehumanize each other, with stunning examples from world history as well as today’s headlines. “Brute.” “Lice.” “Vermin.” “Dog.” These and other monikers are constantly in use to refer to other humans—for political, religious, ethnic, or sexist reasons. Human beings have a tendency to regard members of their own kind as less than human.
Brief : make a bigger impact by saying less / Joseph McCormack
Get heard by being clear and concise. The only way to survive in business today is to be a lean communicator. Busy executives expect you to respect and manage their time more effectively than ever. You need to do the groundwork to make your message tight and to the point.
Near-Death Experiences : Heavenly Insight or Human Illusion? / by Birk Engmann
The expression “Near-Death Experience” is associated in the popular understanding with access to knowledge about our transition between the states of life and death. But how should such experiences be interpreted? Are they verifiable with scientific methods? If so, how can they be explained?
The star factor / William Seidman and Richard Grbavac
Seidman, a specialist and consultant in executive decision making and performance improvement, and Grbavac, who has experience in sales, product development, organizational development, and consulting, outline a method for developing more and better leaders in all parts of an organization by using the current stars to transform others into leaders.
National healing : race, state, and the teaching of composition / Claude Hurlbert
In National Healing, author Claude Hurlbert persuasively relates nationalism to institutional racism and contends that these are both symptoms of a national ill health afflicting American higher education and found even in the field of writing studies.