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October new releases

This October we have an exceptional list of nonfiction to fill you up with history, sociology, memoir, and photography.

In Every Deep-Drawn Breath world-renowned critical-care doctor Wes Ely offers hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine; The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore is a dark but ultimately uplifting account of Elizabeth Packard’s incredible fight for freedom and human rights in the 19th century; in Cop French journalist Valentin Gendrot infiltrates the country's police force, revealing a culture of racism and violence; in Brain Rules for Work bestselling author Dr John Medina turns his expertise to the professional world, exploring office space, work–life balance, power dynamics, and work interactions; and in Fulfillment award-winning journalist Alec MacGillis investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States.

Old Vintage Melbourne is an enchanting collection of historical and contemporary photographs of Melbourne adapted from Chris Macheras’ popular Instagram account of the same name, and will be released on 18 October.

Find out more about the titles below, and to win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram.

Old Vintage Melbourne

Due to popular demand, Old Vintage Melbourne is currently out of stock. You can preorder now for a signed copy for March 2022. There is still some stock in Melbourne bookshops, so contact your local store.

An enchanting collection of annotated historical images and contemporary photographs, revealing the change and development that Melbourne has experienced over the years.

In 1835, as he walked the sacred grounds of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nations, John Batman wrote in his diary, ‘This will be the place for a village.’ That small village rapidly grew into the vibrant city…

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Every Deep-Drawn Breath

A world-renowned critical-care doctor offers hope for patients, their families, and the future of medicine in this timely, urgent, and compassionate work about the devastating and little-known physical and emotional effects of ICU stays.

As COVID-19 survivors are discharged from hospitals, grateful to be alive, most don’t realise that the hardest part of their battle may be about to begin. Many will return home and struggle with long-term physical, mental, and emotional problems either caused or exacerbated by the life-saving treatment they received in intensive care. They’ll join the ranks of…

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The Woman They Could Not Silence

From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today.

Elizabeth Packard was an ordinary Victorian housewife and mother of six. That was, until the first Woman’s Rights Convention was held in 1848, inspiring Elizabeth and many other women to dream of greater freedoms. She began voicing her opinions on politics and religion — opinions that her husband did not share. Incensed and deeply threatened by her growing independence, he had her declared 'slightly insane' and committed to an…

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Cop

The story of a French journalist who infiltrated the country's police force, revealing a culture of racism and violence in which officers act with impunity.

What happens behind the walls of a police station? In order to answer this question, undercover journalist Valentin Gendrot puts his life on hold for two years. He decides to undertake training and become a police officer. Several months later, Gendrot is working in a police station in one of the tough northern arrondissements of Paris, where relations between the law and locals are strained.

Gendrot hides nothing. He witnesses police brutality,…

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Brain Rules for Work

Bestselling author Dr John Medina turns his expertise to the professional world, guiding the reader through what brain science and evolutionary biology have to say about topics ranging from office space and work—life balance to power dynamics and work interactions.

Medina discusses vital questions to do with the workplace in the time of COVID-19, such as how to keep people interested in a presentation, how to keep oneself engaged in work and the office, and how to be productive — all based on scientific peer-reviewed research. He also covers topics such as why taking breaks in nature during the…

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Fulfillment

An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States.

In 1937, the famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel bearing the subtitle A Story of Ford-America. He blasted the callousness of a company worth ‘a billion dollars’ that underpaid its workers while forcing them to engage in repetitive and sometimes dangerous assembly-line labour. Eighty-three years later, the market capitalisation of Amazon.com has exceeded one trillion dollars, while the value of the Ford Motor Company hovers around thirty billion. We…

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To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook or Instagram. Entries close Friday 8 October. AU & NZ residents only.

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