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A Crazy Occupation: Eyewitness to the Intifada.
Tarabay, Jamie.
Allen & Unwin Sydney, Crows Nest 2005 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, top corner creased one page. 219 pp. A story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as seen through the sometimes fiery, sometimes sad eyes of the people a young Australian journalist encountered. It is also the deeply moving personal memoir of his political awakening, set amidst the carnage of the Second Intifada. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23001  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Matter of Principle: New Meetings with the Good, the Great and the Formidable.
Wendt, Jana.
ISBN: 9780522854145
Melbourne University Press (MUP) Melbourne 2007 
  Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased, few small creases front cover, minor edgewear. 244 pp. The author, one of Australia's most experienced interviewers, connects with an eclectic mix of talented people from the Australian world of politics, entertainment, society, art, cinema, sport and architecture. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23202  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream.
Keane, Bernard; Razer, Helen.
ISBN: 9781760110543
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2014 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 330 pp. The authors discuss, in a humorous manner, the many ways that public debate and lack of commonsense in media, politics and society can become frustrating. Bernard Keane is the correspondent and politics editor in Canberra for Crikey, and Helen Razer (also a Crikey contributor) has elaborated upon her already published thoughts on the impotence of the current Australian public debate. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40279  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East.
El-Nawawy, Mohammed; Iskandar, Adel.
ISBN: 0813340179
Westview Press / Perseus Books Cambridge, MA 2002 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. 228 pp. Al-Jazeera, the independent, all-Arab television new network, based in Qatar, emerged as ambassador to the Arab world in the events following September 11, 2001. Arabic for "The Island", Al-Jazeera has scooped the western media conglomerates many times. With its exclusive access to Osama Bin Laden and members of the Taliban, its reputation was quickly enhanced via its exposure on CNN. Discusses the implications for a long-overdue free press in the Middle East. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3143  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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American Notebook: A Personal and Political Journey.
Gawenda, Michael.
ISBN: 9780522852530
Melbourne University Press (MUP) Melbourne 2007 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges. 230 pp. The author is former editor of the Age newspaper, who in 2005 was posted to the United States as the Washington correspondent of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age newspapers, as George W. Bush was beginning his second term as president. A fascinating insight into American society and politics - and of the role of journalism and the nature of public debate about war, politics and current events. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26591  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australia's Lost Films: The Loss and Rescue of Australia's Silent Cinema.
Edmondson, Ray; Pike, Andrew.
ISBN: 0642992517
National Library of Australia (NLA) Canberra 1982 
  Paperback square, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. 96 pp. This book has been published by the National Library of Australia to coincide with The Last Film Search, a project sponsored by Kodak (Australia) Pty Ltd and the Utah Foundation to find as many old films as possible to store them into the care of the National Film Archive. The many photos, and a complete checklist of silent feature films 1896 - 1930, ensure that this book stands as an important record of a necessarily little known part of Australia's cinematic past. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25347  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Banana: Premiere Edition, July 1991.
Tucker, Barry (editor).
Writer's News Sydney 1991 
  Paperback quarto, stapled magazine format, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, adverts, pages lightly toned. 48 pp. First (and possibly only) issue of an Australian literary magazine, from the publisher of "Writer's News". SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18219  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Battling for News: The Rise of the Women Reporter.
Sebba, Anne.
ISBN: 0340632615
John Curtis / Sceptre / Hodder & Stoughton London 1994 
  Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, remainder stripe. 301 pp. A history of women in journalism, by a reporter who has worked for Reuters International News Agency. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17389  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blind Conscience.
O'Neill, Margot.
ISBN: 9780868408538
University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press) Sydney, Kensington 2008 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips creased front cover, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. 286 pp. This very moving book is the story of the people who struggled to get asylum seekers out of detention and change government policy. The author is an ABC-TV Lateline journalist who covered many of these stories as they were happening. Inspiring and disturbing in equal measure, with a gripping narrative that will surprise many readers. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29503  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bohemians of the Bulletin.
Lindsay, Norman.
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1966 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings, endpapers lightly toned & foxed, bottom corner front cover little worn, beige background jacket little marked (minor edgewear, few light impressions front cover, spine little faded). 160 pp. The Irish-Australian artist & writer describes his meetings with famous writers for the Bulletin, including Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and Steele Rudd. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29165  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Breaking News: The Golden Age of Graham Perkin.
Hills, Ben.
ISBN: 9781921640377
Scribe Publications Melbourne 2010 
  Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 536 pp. An insightful and vigorous biography by the veteran investigative journalist and Walkley Award winner Ben Hills - who worked under Graham Perkin's editorship at The Age newspaper in Melbourne for six years. He chronicles the life and times of Australia's most influential newspaper editor, and the history of the newspaper to which he devoted his tremendous talents. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17554  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Brenno: The Life and Times of a Media Godfather.
Brennan, John.
ISBN: 9781742575728
New Holland London 2014 
  Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, minor edgewear jacket, spine ends little rubbed. 320 pp. This book is the story of an amazing life and influential career. Brenno spent more than 60 years in the radio industry - first as an on-air announcer in Country NSW, then as a ground-breaking Top 40 DJ at 2SM at the height of the rock and roll era. A flawless sports broadcaster on TV and radio in the 1970s and 1980s, he was later the program director behind talkback radio at No. 1 stations 2UE and 2GB in the 1990s and 2000s. He tells his story in an engaging and conversational style, outlining the the secrets of his success. There are breakout chapters from many of his contemporaries who highlight his wonderful achievements. The many photos include Bob Rogers, Alan Jones, Tom Jones, Abba, Petula Clark, Ray Martin, Jeff Harvey, and the Seekers. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30343  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fairfax: The Rise and Fall.
Ryan, Colleen.
ISBN: 9780522862454
Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP) Melbourne 2013 
  Paperback octavo, as new condition. 304 pp. The Sydney Morning Herald journalist provides the definitive account of the fate of Fairfax. It is the story of greedy media moguls, angry and ambitious politicians, foolhardy heirs and heiresses, zealous journalists, muddling management and the rise of digital media (which Fairfax completely missed). The once-mighty Fairfax has been a victim of them all. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16481  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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General Sharon's War Against Time Magazine: His Trial and Vindication.
Aharoni, Dov.
ISBN: 0933503008
Steimatzky & Shapolsky New York 1985 
  Paperback, good plus condition, black & white text-photos centre spread, edgewear. 336 pp. The story of how the Israeli general and cabinet minister sued Time magazine for libel and won the court case. Featuring original courtroom sketches and photographs. The disputed Time article was about Sharon's alleged role in the brutal murder by Lebanese militia of Palestinians in two refugee camps. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12783  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Growing Up Fast and Furious: Reviewing the Impacts of Violent and Sexualised Media on Children.
Warburton, Wayne (editor); Braunstein, Danya (editor).
ISBN: 9781862878235
Federation Press Sydney 2012 
  Paperback small octavo, as new condition. 249 pp. The editors are often approached by parents and professionals who work with children, and who have heard conflicting reports about the effects of violent or sexualised media on children. Usually, they simply want to know what the scientific research has found. This book summarises the research findings in plain language. World leading scholars in disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, law and ethics discuss what we currently know about the effects of television, movies, video games, music and advertising, as well as the ethical, legal and policy implications. This book is anchored in up-to-date scientific evidence, offers plenty of helpful, practical advice, and will assist everyone with an interest in the effects of media on children to be well informed. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17116  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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In the Shadow of Swords: On the Trail of Terrorism from Afghanistan to Australia.
Neighbour, Sally.
ISBN: 0732280109
HarperCollins Sydney 2004 
  Paperback octavo, good condition, black & white photos centre spread, covers & spine & few pages little creased, some edgewear. 374 pp. ABC Four Corners journalist Sally Neighbour examines the rise of radical Islamic groups, in particular Indonesia in the light of the Bali bombings. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17835  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon.
Gerber, Robin.
ISBN: 1591841046
Portfolio / Penguin Books New York 2005 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, front flap jacket creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 186 pp. An absorbing and thoughtful study that reveals the leadership style that was the heart of Katherine Graham's success as CEO in building the Washington Post into a leading media corporation. Draws upon exclusive interviews with her friends and colleagues to analyse the principles that guided Graham's toughest decisions, including the groundbreaking investigation of corruption in the Nixon administration (the Watergate affair). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10442  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge.
Williams, Pamela.
ISBN: 9780732297664
HarperCollins Sydney 2013 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. 352 pp. An incisive, hard-hitting and compelling exposure of media, powerful mates and multimillion-dollar deals. The inside story of the decline of hallowed media company Fairfax, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review. Covers 15 years of lost opportunity and mismanagement,, ending in a catastrophic loss of the classified advertising market to the internet. The savage twist is that the new companies dominating the online advertising came under the direct influence of two traditional media tycoons, James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch. With exclusive and unprecedented access to Murdoch, Packer, business leaders and powerbrokers. (1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16681  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son.
Colvin, Mark.
ISBN: 9780522870893
Melbourne University Press (MUP) Melbourne 2016 
  Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner tips covers creased, some edgewear corners. 304 pp. Mark Colvin (1952 - 2017) was a broadcasting legend. He was the voice of ABC Radio's leading current affairs program PM. He was a founding broadcaster for the groundbreaking youth station Double J. He initiated The World Today program, and he's one of the most popular and influential journalists in the twittersphere. Mark has been covering local and global events for more than four decades. In the midst of all this he discovered that his father was an MI6 spy: the incredible story of a father waging a secret war against communism during the Cold War. But when he contracted a life-threatening illness while working in the field, his life changed forever, involving organ donation. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17634  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Media Mania: Why Our Fear of Modern Media is Misplaced.
Mackay, Hugh.
ISBN: 0868407097
University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press) Sydney 2002 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear. 85 pp. The social commentator examines the influence, benign or otherwise, of the media on Australian society. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23222  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World.
Rushing, Josh; Elder, Sean (with).
Palgrave Macmillan New York 2007 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket. 233 pp. The former U.S marine, turned Al Jazeera reporter, describes his personal journey, and sheds new light on the war of perceptions between the West and the Arab world. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24783  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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My Way, or the Highway.
Zemanek, Marcella; Zemanek, Stan.
ISBN: 9781741106084
New Holland Sydney 2007 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear. 312 pp. Written in the last few month's of his life with characteristic guts and fearlessness, this is pure Zemanek - but now he's ballsy and irreverent in the face of death. Written with his beloved wife, this reveals Stan's courageous and public fight against brain cancer as he continued his 14-year career as "shock jock" broadcaster on Radio 2UE. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15450  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Older and Wiser: Essays 2002 - 2009.
Devine, Frank.
ISBN: 9780980677805
Quadrant Books Sydney, Balmain 2009 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. 314 pp. The Sydney journalist writes about growing old - an aspect of human experience only thinly covered in literature. The author when he reached 70 decided to write about it: being home alone when his wife is hospitalised, on being a grandparent, long-term marriage, his cancer treatment, and the proper attitude and attire for a man of his age. He also looks at his long career in newspapers, and discusses good writers and famous men. (1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15971  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Rain on Tin Roofs: Australian Broadcast Talks and Essays.
Tory, Alan; Haxton, Elaine (illustrator).
George H. Dash Sydney 1943 
  Paperback small, dustjacket (fixed along spine), good condition (in good dustjacket), spinewear (tear repaired & piece removed base spine), some edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp. 127 pp. The author is minister of St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Sydney. These essays were published in the the Sydney Morning Herald, and/or as talks broadcast over over ABC radio. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17611  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Rules of Engagement: Foxtel, Football, News and Wine: The Secrets of a Business Builder and Cultural Maestro.
Williams, Kim.
ISBN: 9780522866933
Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP) Melbourne 2014 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front & rear inner hinge marginally split (pages firm, as common), minor edgewear. 324 pp. From Foxtel to News Corp, film to football, opera to business - Kim Williams was a builder of Australian businesses and media empires. He worked with the best in their fields, such as Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Kevin Sheedy, Gail Kelly and Don Burrows. A candid and very personal account of the exercise of power in the nation's leading boardrooms, political parties and media organisations. Shows how much one person can achieve if they have insatiable curiosity, limitless interests and impressive discipline. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16842  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power.
McKnight, David; Manne, Robert (foreword).
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2012 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, sticker front free flyleaf. 285 pp. When Rupert Murdoch called, Prime Ministers and Presidents picked up the phone. Professor of journalis, David McKnight, exposes Murdoch's unflinching use of his media empire to further his political agenda over decades. This is particularly the story behind the British hacking scandal that rocked the world and shook the Murdoch empire. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9621  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Rupert's Adventures in China: How Murdoch Lost a Fortune and Found a Wife [Rupert Murdoch].
Dover, Bruce.
ISBN: 9780670071050
Penguin Books Melbourne 2008 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. 302 pp. A humorous story of doing deals at the highest level of business and politics in China. An intimate portrait of the impulsive billionaire Rupert Murdoch in his prime. The author fatefully introduced his boss to his future wife Wendi Deng. (1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25864  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Service Newspapers of the Second World War: An Illustrated History.
Anglo, Michael.
ISBN: 0904041867
Jupiter Books London 1977 
  Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, black & white cartoons & sketches, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 139 pp. This illustrated book describes the fascinating variety of newspapers that provided information and encouragement to British, Commonwealth and American servicemen and women during WW2. 
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10837  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Stop Press: The Last Days of Newspapers [Media Chronicles].
Buchanan, Rachel.
ISBN: 9781922070579
Scribe Publications Melbourne, Brunswick 2013 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, small marks fore-edge, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). 169 pp. The author chronicles her experiences, providing a unique insider's perspective on the rise and slow decline of the printed newspaper. Investigating one of the biggest changes in the Australian media today, provides an account from a journalist at the frontlines of history. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30288  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Stop The Presses! How Greed, Incompetence (and the Internet) Wrecked Fairfax.
Hills, Ben.
ISBN: 9780733331930
HarperCollins Australia Sydney 2014 
  Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, minimal edgewear jacket. 394 pp. An insightful and vigorous look at the decline of the Sydney-based Fairfax Media by the veteran investigative journalist and Walkley Award winner Ben Hills. He also looks at the difficult questions about what the decline of a free press means not just for journalism but for Australian democracy as a whole 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40214  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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