The Resource Leviathan

Leviathan

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Leviathan
Title
Leviathan
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Summary
An electrifying, epic history of the city of Sydney as you have never seen her before.'To peer deeply into this ghost city, the one lying beneath the surface, is to understand that Sydney has a soul and that it is a very dark place indeed.'Beneath the shining harbour, amid the towers of global greed and deep inside the bad-drugs madness of the suburban wastelands, lies Sydney's shadow history. Terrifying tsunamis, corpse-robbing morgue staff, killer cops, neo-Nazis, power junkies and bumbling SWOS teams electrify this epic tale of a city with a cold vacuum for a moral core.Birmingham drills beneath the cover story of a successful multicultural metropolis and melts the boundaries between past and present to reveal a ghost city beneath the surface of concrete and glass. In Birmingham's alternative history of Sydney, the yawning chasm between the megarich and the lumpen masses is as evident in the insane wealth of the new elites as it was in the head-spinning rapacity of the NSW Rum Corps. This is a city shattered by the nexus between government, big money and the underworld, where the glittering prizes go to the strong, not the just.Combining intensive research with the pace of a techno-thriller, John Birmingham creates a rich portrait of a city too dazzled by its own gorgeous reflection to care much for what lies at its dark, corrupted heart. Illuminated by wild flashes of black humour, violent, ghoulish and utterly compelling, Leviathan is history for the Tarantino generation
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Birmingham, John
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
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Leviathan
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6a17da42-96ad-47ae-8114-433143903f7a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742741628
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Leviathan
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6a17da42-96ad-47ae-8114-433143903f7a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742741628
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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