Malcolm Fraser is one of the most interesting and possibly most misunderstood of Australia's Prime Ministers. In this part-memoir and part-authorised biography, Fraser, at the age of 79 years, talks about his time in public life. From the Vietnam War to the dismissal and his years as Prime Minister, through to his concern in ... read more
A selection of more than 400 photos collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, most never seen before, featuring the beloved and revered Kennedy family: This remarkable history dates from 1878 through 1946 - up to the aftermath of WWII and the beginning of JFK's political career - and covers everything from the family's first home... read more
Placed under house arrest for more than fifteen years, Aung San Suu Kyi has become an international icon for her courage and the personal sacrifices she has made in the struggle against Burma's military regime. With her passion for freedom and human rights, she stands alongside Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop De... read more
A handsome collectable hardback publication for the curious of mind and the legion of Keating fans who love the way the man thinks and speaks. There are thirteen years of speeches in here written and delivered since he left office, many of them only heard by those in the audience at the time and none published in book form.
|Author:||Robert A Caro|
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NAMED BY "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR"The fourth volume of Caro's prodigious masterwork . . . with the author's signature combination of sweeping drama, psychological insight and painstaking research."NAMED ONE OF "TIME "MAGAZINE'S TEN BEST NONFICT... read more
Big-spending Queensland billionaire Clive Palmer bought a football team, helped create a political party, and is set to recreate the 'Titanic' and build a dinosaur park. But are these just fanciful splurges or something more calculated? The reality is that Palmer uses his immense mining wealth (estimated at over $6 billion) i... read more
|Author:||Ayaan Hirsi Ali|
Raised a Muslim but increasingly outraged by her religion's hostility towards women, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has now become one of today's most talked-about, admired and controversial political figures because of her desire to free women from an oppressive Muslim culture. Her bestselling collection of essays, THE CAGED VIRGIN, now av... read more
The first contemporary biographical study of Gough Whitlam from his childhood in Canberra, his extensive war service and marriage to Margaret, this book draws upon the author's unprecedented access to archival material and interviews with family and colleagues and interviews with Gough himself. First in two-volume set.
Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths.
For nearly fifty years, Hoover was the most powerful man in the USA. The creator of the FBI and its Director until his death in 1972, he played a key role in nearly every major tragedy and scandal in America during the twentieth Century. This title reveals the myths, exposing the dark secrets that remained hidden throughout H... read more
|Author:||David Nasaw (College of Staten Island, City University of New York)|
In this magisterial new work "The Patriarch," the celebrated historian David Nasaw tells the full story of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Nasaw--the only biographer granted unrestricted access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library-... read more
|Series:||Penguin Lives Biographies (Paperback)|
The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincoln's story is at the very heart of American history. But who was he, really? In this outstanding biogr... read more
|Author:||Dr. Hawa Abdi|
For the last twenty years, Dr Hawa Abdi and her daughters have run a refugee camp on their family farm not far from Mogadishu which has grown to shelter 90,000 displaced Somalis: men, women, and children in urgent need of medical attention. As Islamist militia groups have been battling for control of the country creating one ... read more
2013 National Biography Award shortlist
Gough Whitlam, Australia's twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later an outcome that polarised debate and left ... read more
Shortlisted for the Political Book Awards 2013 Political Book of the Year The first woman President of Ireland, who became UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer world. Now, for the first time, she reveals what lies behind the vision, strength and determination that has ... read more
Heather Henderson is the only daughter of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and founder of the Liberal party. Father and daughter were very close, and in 2011 Heather edited and published Letters to My Daughter, a collection of letters written by Menzies to Heather throughout the fifties, sixties ... read more
James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutive but larger-than-life Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. Growing up, Jam... read more
New and Updated edition - It was the biggest leak in history. WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in North Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity. Internet messiah or cy... read more