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Watson, Don 1949-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 3,884 library holdings
Genres: Terms and phrases  Dictionaries  History  Biographies  Terminology  Comedy films  Drama  Essays  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Other
Classifications: PE1460, 428
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Death sentences : how clichés, weasel words, and management-speak are strangling public language by Don Watson( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the consequences of ineffective terminology such as buzzwords and clichés invites readers to resist rhetoric and desensitizing verbiage while returning to more meaningful and sincere communications practices
QUARTERLY ESSAY 63 ENEMY WITHIN : american politics in the time of trump by Don Watson( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bush : travels in the heart of Australia by Don Watson( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Watson, author of the acclaimed American Journeys, on the sprawling, diverse, indefinable land we call bush. A milestone work of history, memoir and cultural critique. The bush: few terms are as powerful, and few as hard to define. Far from a conventional history of it, this is an idiosyncratic, highly original and insightful journey through Australian landscape, history and culture. Don Watson sees the bush in a way that neither romanticises nor decries it, evoking the heroic labour of the white farmers as well as the cost of that labour -- on the Aboriginal inhabitants, on the land, on the farmers themselves. Most powerfully, he probes our legends, from the axeman to the swagman to the grazier, looking deep into the stories we like to tell and those we've avoided telling, in history, literature, art, in the national myth and political debate. The Bush is intelligent, warm, witty, meticulously researched -- full of fascinating anecdote, beautifully written, addictively readable. Its view is at once vastly informed and intensely personal. Don Watson is of the bush himself, having grown up on a farm in East Gippsland. This book is also part memoir, part travel document, his meanderings through Australia acting as a springboard for comment in much the same way as his rail travel did in American Journeys. No one who reads The Bush will afterwards look at this country in quite the same way
Death sentence : the decay of public language by Don Watson( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's corporations, government departments, news media and politicians speak to each other and to us in cliched, impenetrable, lifeless sludge. In Death Sentence, part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Watson takes a blowtorch to the words and their users, who kill joy and clarity
Recollections of a bleeding heart : a portrait of Paul Keating PM by Don Watson( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long awaited authorised biography of Paul Keating's four years as Australia's Prime Minister. Written by his speech writer, this book is based on notes made during his term of office
Watson's dictionary of weasel words, contemporary clichés, cant & management jargon by Don Watson( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At last, the longed for and much requested companion to 'Death Sentence', this book is for people who really want to know what a 'asset footprint' and 'aggressive timeline' are, and for those who want to mock the very idea. An invaluable guide to modern managerial language, newspeak, and linguistic political chicanery
The man who sued God by Mark Joffe( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Steve Myers is told the lightning that struck and obliterated his fishing boat was an Act of God and not a penny shall he receive, he decides that this excuse is not good enough. And so he sues God. -- Container
Bendable learnings : the wisdom of modern management by Don Watson( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best read out loud, this latest essential guide to modern language from the author of Weasel Words and Death Sentences collects the adages of great modern managers and their armies of paid imitators who, every day, deliver key deliverables around the world
A single tree : voices from the bush by Don Watson( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Single Tree assembles the raw material underpinning Don Watson's award-winning The Bush. These diverse and haunting voices span the four centuries since Europeans first set eyes on the continent. Each of these varied contributors - settlers, explorers, anthropologists, naturalists, stockmen, surveyors, itinerants, artists and writers- represents a particular place and time. This collection comprises diary extracts, memoirs, journals, letters, histories, poems and fiction, and follows the same loose themes of The Bush. The science of the landscape and climate, and the way we have perceived them. Our deep and sentimental connection to the land, and our equally deep ignorance and abuse of it. The heroic myths and legends. The enchantments. The bush as a formative and defining element in Australian culture, self-image and character. The flora and fauna, the waterways, the colours. The heroic, self-defining stories, the bizarre and terrible, and the ones lost in the deep silences. There are accounts of journeys, of work and recreation, of religious observance, of creation and destruction. Stories of uncanny events, peculiar and fantastic characters, deep ironies, and of land unlimited. And musings on what might be the future of the bush- as a unique environment, a food bowl, a mine, a wellspring of national identity ... From Dampier and Tasman to Tim Flannery and assorted contemporary farmers, environmentalists and grey nomads, these pieces represent a vast array of experiences, perspectives and knowledge. A Single Tree is an essential companion to its brilliant predecessor
The story of Australia by Don Watson( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaelogical excavation of Lake Mungo NSW - Aboriginal Australia - Tasmanian Aborigines - Portuguese and Dutch exploration of Australia; European impact on Aborigines - Convicts - Wool industry - Lachlan Macquarie - The Myall Creek Massacre - Caroline Chisolm - Gold; The Eureka Stockade - Burke and Wills - Raffaello Carboni - Peter Lalor - Ned Kelly - Disease in early Australia - Cheap labour - work in early Australia; Collingwood - work in Australian history - Migration and it's impact - Albert Namatjira - the Vietnam years - the Great Depression Early television (TV) - Home front (homefront) - Effects of war on Sydney & Darwin; Contains a Time-line at the beginning of each section of the book (timeline)
The wayward tourist : Mark Twain's adventures in Australia by Mark Twain( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This republishes Mark Twain's Australian travel writing, in which he recounts his impressions of Sydney and his view of Australian history. Includes introduction from Don Watson
Brian Fitzpatrick : a radical life by Don Watson( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On indignation by Don Watson( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With characteristic wit, Don Watson explores indignation through generations of his family and their Old Testament rages. He asks why wounded pride or a sense of injustice unleashes the furies and whether there is ever virtue in it. Dazzling in its humour and eloquence, Watson turns to George W Bush - the figure who most excites his own indignation
Watson's worst words : a compendium for our times by Don Watson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Watson - with his trademark wit and wisdom - says enough already! The English language is complex and evolving, and can win minds, hearts and nations. Why don't we try using it? What is cluster deployment', and how can you be sure to engage multiple stakeholders through your strategic delivery channel'? What's the difference between backcasting' and backfilling' and could it ever matter? The language of business and work grows ever more depleted, barren and senseless. Politicians hide in thickets of endless repeated messages, platitudes and cliches, or behind such shameless Newspeak as operational matters'. The thing is viral: leaping from corporate windows of opportunity, it has taken hold in universities and schools, the public service, hospitals, local councils, fire brigades, the weather bureau. (What is the difference between rain and a rain event?) Don Watson returns to the follies he described in Death Sentence and Weasel Words. With his trademark management-jargon mockery, he will make you cringe and laugh and possibly die of shame. But above all he will ask you to resist: to fight in the fields and in the streets and in the office
Best Australian essays 2014 by Robert Manne( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Best Australian Essays 2014, Robert Manne assembles his picks of contemporary non-fiction writing. This sharp collection of essays about the human condition evinces lucid insight, shrewd understanding and heartbreaking empathy
Gobbledygook : how clichés, sludge and management-speak are strangling our public language by Don Watson( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's corporations, government departments, news media and politicians speak to each other and to us in cliched, impenetrable, lifeless sludge. In Death Sentence, part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Watson takes a blowtorch to the words and their users, who kill joy and clarity
Enemy within : American politics in the time of Trump by Don Watson( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Enemy Within, Don Watson takes a memorable journey into the heart of the United States in the year 2016 - and the strangest election campaign that country has seen. Travelling in the Midwest, Watson reflects on the rise of Donald Trump and the thicket of unreality that is the American media. Behind this he finds a deeply fearful and divided culture. Watson considers the irresistible pull - for Americans - of the Dream of exceptionalism, and asks whether this creed is reaching its limit. He explores alternate futures - from Trump-style fascism to Sanders-style civic renewal - and suggests that a Clinton presidency might see a new American blend of progressivism and militarism. Enemy Within is an eloquent, barbed look at the state of the union and the American malaise
Political vision : a photographic journey through Australian politics by Andrew Chapman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political Vision provides a behind-the-scenes view of Australian politics, from the 1970s to 2000s, from Whitlam to Abbott, framing the past in a series of unforgettable images, and providing an unflinching look at the election process while reflecting upon the changing face of the political landscape in Australia. Those who were there will be reminded in an instant, not only of the men but of an era, and of a drama whose last act had yet to be played out. Those who werent there, but who want to know what it was like, will find in those photographs a fertile place to start. Don Watson
Worst words by Don Watson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is cluster deployment', and how can you be sure to engage multiple stakeholders through your strategic delivery channel'? What's the difference between backcasting' and backfilling' and could it ever matter? The language of business and work grows ever more depleted, barren and senseless. Politicians hide in thickets of endless repeated messages, platitudes and cliches, or behind such shameless Newspeak as operational matters'. The thing is viral: leaping from corporate windows of opportunity, it has taken hold in universities and schools, the public service, hospitals, local councils, fire brigades, the weather bureau. (What is the difference between rain and a rain event?) Don Watson returns to the follies he described in Death Sentence and Weasel Words. With his trademark management-jargon mockery, he will make you cringe and laugh and possibly die of shame. But above all he will ask you to resist: to fight in the fields and in the streets and in the offices and on the internet - and never surrender
Armidale '42 : a survivor's account by Col Madigan( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Death sentences : how clichés, weasel words, and management-speak are strangling public language
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Death sentence : the decay of public languageRecollections of a bleeding heart : a portrait of Paul Keating PMWatson's dictionary of weasel words, contemporary clichés, cant & management jargonBendable learnings : the wisdom of modern managementThe wayward tourist : Mark Twain's adventures in AustraliaOn indignationGobbledygook : how clichés, sludge and management-speak are strangling our public languageArmidale '42 : a survivor's account
Alternative Names
Don Watson australischer Literaturkritiker

Don Watson críticu lliterariu australianu

Don Watson literatuurcriticus uit Australië

Watson, Donald Ross, 1949-

Дон Уотсон

Дон Уотсон австралийский писатель

دون واتسون ناقد أدبي أسترالي

왓슨, 돈 1949-

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English (164)