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Kevin Rudd was given no warning, but even he lasted longer than Abbott. Julia Gillard had plenty of warnings, but even she lasted longer than Abbott.
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Road to Ruin - How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government
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Forty years after independence, Papua New Guinea is the largest single recipient of aid from Australia. Yet Australians seem to be largely ambivalent about the country. Few Australians know the history of our colonial rule... read more

Embarrassed Colonialist
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Australians came to the ABC's The Killing Season in droves, their fascination with the brutal RudduGillard struggle as enduring as the saga itself. This is the book that brings you the uncut version of The Killing Season, taki... read more

Killing Season Uncut
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER. The crisis in Europe is not over, it's getting worse. In this dramatic narrative of Europe's economic rise and spectacular fall, Yanis... read more

And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
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In World Order, Henry Kissinger - one of the leading practitioners of world diplomacy and author of On China - makes his monumental investigation into the 'tectonic plates' of glob... read more

World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History
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The prime ministership is indisputably the most closely observed and keenly contested office in Australia. How did it grow to become the pivot of national political power? Settling the Office chronicles the development of the pr... read more

Settling the Office
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An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what's really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State. ISIS, IS, the Islamic State. The name is chilling. The images are horrific. ... read more

My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State
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Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defe... read more

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
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It is a collection of short essays by leading and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander thinkers and leaders. Edited by and including contributions from Megan Davis and Marcia Langton, it conveys to Australians why indi... read more

It's Our Country Too
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The bestselling author of The Australian Moment asks the most important question confronting the country right now - how do we maintain our winning streak? Most nations don't get a first chance to prosper. Australia is on i... read more

Australia's Second Chance
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In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal ... read more

Notebooks
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'The must-read biography of the year.' Evening Standard 'He writes with gusto...the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ...this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill Factor is... read more

Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
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The author of "The French", "Happiness" and "A History of French Passions" writes about the history of human feelings, habits, emotions and perceptions across time. From Vikings and Aztecs to contemporary hypochondriac... read more

Intimate History of Humanity, An
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Power is the only measure of a politician that matters. How they win power. How they wield power. How they lose power. Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of... read more

Catch and Kill: The Politics of Power
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A delightful and original look at the role of chance and outrageous fortune when it comes to politics - with a strong Australian focus.The Luck of Politics is full of amazing and interestin... read more

The Luck of Politics: True Tales of Disaster and Outrageous Fortune
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In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; Francois Georges-Picot a di... read more

A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East
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But does a powerbroker like Stephen Loosley ever leave the political word? In his candid memoir, Loosley writes about defending the indefensible, the best way to start and kill off rumours, the value of truth in campaigning, how to use humour to squash a scandal, the key to fundraising and why bullshit always comes back to smother you.

Machine Rules A Political Primer
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Countering the atheist claim that believers are by default violent fanatics and religion is the cause of all major wars, Karen Armstrong demonstrates that religious faith is not inherently violent. In ... read more

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
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An assessment of Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, by John Howard, Australia's second-longest serving Prime Minister, this is a significant, unique and fascinating history of the Menzies era - a time that ... read more

Menzies Era
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