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Tagsread (2,416), used (1,202), australian history (1,162), australian politics (892), new (592), labor party (473), capitalism (435), socialism (434), economic policy (352), marxism (329) — see all tags

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About my libraryMy interests in labour, political, environmental and social history. Economics, social and political theory and law. The fate of socialism. Emphasis on Australia but much on US and Europe. Also some unique manuscripts, especially some internal Labor Party stuff, government reports and University theses and a fairly random collection of fiction. Numbers slightly inflated by inclusion of short Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports. The date in comments is the date of purchase when I noted this. Sometimes I haven't included a book as read when I have read it before buying my copy but sometimes I have. Editions don't always match covers.

GroupsAustralian LibraryThingers, History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture


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Real nameGeoff Robinson

LocationGeelong, Victoria, Australia

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Currently readingThe handbook of economic sociology by Neil J. Smelser
Democracy in America: And Two Essays on America by Alexis De Tocqueville
The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict by James Belich
Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
The Culture of the Europeans: From 1800 to the Present by Donald Sassoon
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I wish to read this book named Teacher's work by R W Connell but I am not able to find the same. Can you please help?

"There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt. There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys, or from anything that has answered to the need of a man, for pleasure or for work. This kind of silence can speak. Its voice may be melancholy, but it is not always so; for the chair may have been left by a laughing child or the last notes of the piano may have been raucous and gay. Whatever the mood or the circumstance, the essence of its quality may linger in the silence that follows. It is a soundless echo."
-- Beryl Markham
By the looks of your library, you seem like the one to ask this quesion to. I'm hoping to find a book that offers a representative selection of concise case studies in economic development, preferably something that explores more than a government's fiscal and trade policies. The one book I've read on the subject is Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective, which was quite insightful but outdated and rather narrow/sporadic in scope. Thanks!

Your library is the most useful one on librarything. I have to confess I poke around in it when I'm looking for good things to read.
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