Memoirs of a Rebel Journalist

The Autobiography of Wilfred Burchett

Author: Wilfred G. Burchett,George Burchett,Nicholas L. Shimmin

Publisher: University of New South Wales

ISBN: 9780868408422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 785

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Wilfred Burchett is widely recognised as one of the most important war correspondents in Australian history, often choosing to report from the 'other side'. Many labelled him as a traitor because of his unorthodox views and activities. This compelling autobiography resonates with issues facing journalists today.

Memoirs of a Rebel Journalist

The Autobiography of Wilfred Burchett

Author: George Burchett,Nick Shimmin

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868408699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 785

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For most of his working life, controversial Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett chose to report from the ?other side”. His unorthodox views and activities caused him to be labeled a traitor by many. Criticized ferociously by anti-communist groups and intelligence organizations in Australia and the US, the Australian Government denied him a passport for 17 years, forcing him to live in exile. At a time when much international reporting is dominated by ?spin' and propaganda, this compelling autobiography resonates with the issues facing journalism today.

Vietnam Will Win!

Why the People of South Vietnam Have Already Defeated U.S. Imperialism -- and how They Have Done it --

Author: Wilfred G. Burchett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 230

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Every Assistance & Protection

A History of the Australian Passport

Author: Jane Doulman,David Lee

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862876873

Category: Identification

Page: 256

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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Anti-Americanism: Comparative perspectives

Author: Brendon O'Connor,Martin Griffiths

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781846450266

Category: Anti-Americanism

Page: 361

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Essays in the fourth volume examine key themes and flashpoints: the 'Bush Doctrine', the Iraq War, the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, US relations with the UN, and many others.

Every Assistance & Protection

A History of the Australian Passport

Author: Jane Doulman,David Lee

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862876873

Category: Identification

Page: 256

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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations

Author: R. C. S. Trahair

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319556

Category: History

Page: 472

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Presents alphabetical entries on international espionage during the Cold War, including such topics as agents, assassins, defectors, spymasters, covert operations, hoaxes, cypher experts, and victims.

On Burchett

Author: Tibor Méray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780646477886

Category: Australia

Page: 273

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"Wilfred Burchett; Korean war; Cold War; Germ warfare, Show trials in communist countries; Ethics in journalism"--Provided by publisher.

Labour Traditions

Proceedings of the Tenth National Labour History Conference

Author: Phillip Deery,Verity Archer,Nikola Balnave,Anne Beggs Sunter,Paul Williams,Peta Belic,Robert Bollard,Verity Burgmann,Rowan Cahill,Frank Cain,Robert Corcoran,Drew Cottle,Angela Keys,Jacqueline Dickenson,Tony Duras,Tim Dymond,Nick Dyrenfurth,Peter Franks,Ian Harriss,Bill Robbins,Stephen Holt,Terry Irving,Tommy Khoshaba,Michael Lyons,Laurence W Maher,Max Ogden,Bobbie Oliver,Mikael Ottosson,Calle Johan Rosengren,Geoff Robinson,Joanne Scott,Kathryn Steel,Jonathan Strauss,Fay Woodhouse

Publisher: Melbourne Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History

ISBN: 0980388317

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The 10th National Labour History Conference, held at the University of Melbourne on 4-6 July 2007 centred around the broad theme of Labour Traditions, the conference offered papers, talks and forum discussions on a range of topics involving presentations from leading scholars, reflective activists and those who are still making our collective history, as they speak. John Faulkner, Robert Ray, John Cain and Wally Curran spoke at a forum on how the labour movement has conducted its internal debates over issues large and small. Terry Irving organised a session on Popular Movements for Democracy in Early Australia. Verity Burgmann assembled some very engaging speakers to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the IWW in Australia. Phillip Deery organised an impressive array of people to talk and argue about the Cold War. The blend of scholarly research and direct engagement in the field is reflected in the presentations on workplace health and safety by Yossi Berger, Ray Markey, Greg Patmore and Bill Shorten. In addition to sessions on these special topics, there were numerous informative and engaging presentations on individual subjects, ranging from Bobbie Oliver on apprenticeship systems to Paddy Garrity on trade unions and the arts. Here you will find the papers and abstracts from this conference. Julie Kimber, Peter Love and Phillip Deery (eds), Labour Traditions: Proceedings of the tenth national labour history conference, held at the University of Melbourne, ICT Building, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 4–6 July 2007, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History –– Melbourne, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-9803883-1-2. pp. iii-224.

Marigold

The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam

Author: James Hershberg

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804783888

Category: History

Page: 936

View: 1999

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Marigold presents the first rigorously documented, in-depth story of one of the Vietnam War's last great mysteries: the secret peace initiative, codenamed "Marigold," that sought to end the war in 1966. The initiative failed, the war dragged on for another seven years, and this episode sank into history as an unresolved controversy. Antiwar critics claimed President Johnson had bungled (or, worse, deliberately sabotaged) a breakthrough by bombing Hanoi on the eve of a planned secret U.S.-North Vietnamese encounter in Poland. Yet, LBJ and top aides angrily insisted that Poland never had authority to arrange direct talks and Hanoi was not ready to negotiate. This book uses new evidence from long hidden communist sources to show that, in fact, Poland was authorized by Hanoi to open direct contacts and that Hanoi had committed to entering talks with Washington. It reveals LBJ's personal role in bombing Hanoi as he utterly disregarded the pleas of both the Polish and his own senior advisors. The historical implications of missing this opportunity are immense: Marigold might have ended the war years earlier, saving thousands of lives, and dramatically changed U.S. political history.

Eyewitness

Australians Write from the Front-line

Author: Garrie Hutchinson

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863951660

Category: History

Page: 442

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In Eyewitness, Garrie Hutchinson has selected the cream of writing from Australia's wars. Many of our finest writer-reporters are featured - C.E.W. Bean, Alan Moorehead, Paul McGeough. Kenneth Slessor, Ray Parkin, Osmar White, John Martinkus, Peter Ryan and more. The settings range from the beach at Anzac Cove in 1914 to the Kokoda Track, from desert dugouts to a hotel in Baghdad. Eyewitnessshows how Australian war correspondents, official and unofficial, have written with courage and conviction, under pressure of censorship and physical and technical hardship. This is writing of great immediacy, passion and truthfulness, with each selection accompanied by a brief scene-setting narrative and a biographical sketch.

Hiroshima

Author: John Hersey

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679721037

Category: History

Page: 152

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The classic tale of the day the first atom bomb was dropped offers a haunting evocation of the memories of survivors and an appeal to the conscience of humanity

Modern Political Thought

Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

Author: David Wootton

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 946

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Presents unabridged works and substantive abridgments in preeminent translations, along withbalanced, lucid, sophisticated introductions.

The Origins of War in Mozambique

A History of Unity and Division

Author: Funada-Classen Sayaka

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 4275009525

Category: Mozambique

Page: 448

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"The independence of Mozambique in 1975 and its decolonisation process attracted world-wide attention as a successful example of 'national unity'. Yet the armed conflict that broke out between the government and the guerrilla force in 1977 lasted for sixteen years and resulted in over a million deaths and several million refugees, placing the notion of 'national unity' into doubt. For nearly twenty years, Sayaka Funada-Classen interviewed people in rural communities in Mozambique. By examining their testimonies, along with historical documents, previous studies, international and regional politics, and the changes that various interventions under colonialism brought to the traditional social structure, this book demonstrates that the seeds of 'division' had already been planted while the liberation movement was seeking 'unity' in the struggle years."--Back cover.

Do Oysters Get Bored?

A Curious Life

Author: Rozanna Lilley

Publisher: University of Western Australia Press

ISBN: 9781742589633

Category: Autistic children

Page: 228

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A baby cries; a mother exits, leaving her family behind; a child finally begins to talk; a father stops breathing. Rozanna Lilley is a social anthropologist, autism researcher, and Oscar's mum. Oscar is on the autism spectrum, which means he has a particular way of being in the world and understanding the lives of those around him. As Rozanna and her husband Neil navigate Oscar's childhood, the author reflects upon her own childhood and adolescence, spent in a libertarian, self-consciously bohemian household first in Perth and then in Sydney presided over by her parents, the writers Dorothy Hewett and Merv Lilley. Through personal essays, Lilley works through the ongoing repercussions of childhood trauma and captures Oscar's rich inner world, as revealed through his vivid fantasy life and curious observations. Do Oysters Get Bored? is a shimmering examination of an eccentric family, the complexities of care and the toll of grief in middle-age. A set of poems serve as a counterpoint to the essays in this directly charming and surprisingly funny account of daily life. [Subject: Memoir, Literature, Autism, Poetry]