Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Father's Day Recommendations

We think you should buy your dad a book this Father’s Day. Not just any old book – a Black Inc. book! Here are some excellent options:

The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia
James Boyce

Winner of the 2012 Age Book of the Year.

1835 is a groundbreaking history of the founding of Melbourne. This is Australian non-fiction at its very best – the perfect gift for any father.

“Anyone who calls Melbourne home – in fact anyone who calls Australia home – should read this book.” – Peter Mares

Tony Speaks!
The Wisdom of the Abbott

Is your Dad horrified by the thought of Tony Abbott becoming our next Prime Minister? Then this is the book for him. Tony Speaks! is a collection of jaw dropping, controversial Tony Abbott quotes packaged into a handy pocket-sized gift book.

Tony speaks...on poverty: “We just can’t stop people from being homeless if that’s their choice.

The China Choice
Why America Should Share Power
Hugh White

The book everyone is talking about – Hugh White tackles the crucial question of how America should respond to the rise of China. Ideal for the politically engaged father.

"A must-read." — Bob Hawke

"An important contribution to our understanding of a vital relationship." —General Peter Cosgrove

Try Whistling This
Writings on Music
Andrew Ford

Perceptive and entertaining, Try Whistling This is a pleasurable journey through music, ideas and history. Music fans will love this book. 

"Essays of rare clarity and passion" – Richard Tognetti

The Dark Side of Australia's Resources Rush
Paul Cleary

In Mine-Field, Paul Cleary counts the true cost of Australia’s mineral addiction. A fascinating must-read.

Mine-Field provides a warts-and-all, no-holds-barred view of Australia’s mining industry”– Tony Windsor

The Sex Lives of Australians
A History
Frank Bongiorno

Cross-dressing colonists, effeminate bushrangers and women-shortage woes – here is the first ever history of sex in Australia, from Botany Bay to the present-day. Something different for history buffs.

‘Remarkable and highly readable’ – Michael Kirby

The Kingdom and the Quarry
China, Australia, Fear and Greed
David Uren

David Uren takes us inside the high-stakes world of China and Australia's relationship. From resource grabs to cybersurveillance, this compelling book is a great choice for fathers interested in politics and current affairs.

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