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Play by the Rules

A short history of the decline of American leadership as well as a look into the future – a future dominated by Asia, and in particular China.

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Korea – Where the American Century Began (2018)

Short-listed for the NSW Premier’s History Awards and the Queensland Literary Awards.

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Arthur Phillip – Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy (2013)

Short listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and runner up National Maritime History Award.


Trees of History and Romance (2009)

This book explores the folklore, culture, literary and poetic connections associated with 22 tree species in the author’s garden at Mount Wilson.

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Next Book

Michael Pembroke’s next book is about silk and silver, tea and porcelain, opium and war, trade and conflict. It tells the story of China’s deep past from ancient Rome to the Opium Wars of the 19th century and the end of empire -  how the past explains almost everything.

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