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Paul Keating is widely credited as the chief architect of the most significant period of political and economic reform in Australia's history. Twenty years on, there is still no story from the horse's mouth of how it all came about. No au... read more

Signed by both Paul Keating and Kerry O'Brien 

Keating
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When Tony Blair became prime minister in May 1997, he was, at forty-three, the youngest person to hold that office since 1812. With a landslide majority, his approval rating was 93 per cent and he went on to ... read more

Broken Vows: Tony Blair the Tragedy of Power
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In For the Common Good, Bill Shorten reflects on the values and beliefs that led him to devote himself to the labour movement and stand for the nation's highest office. He looks back on the emphasis on education and social justi... read more

For The Common Good
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This is the sensational second volume of Charles Moore's bestselling authorized biography of the Iron Lady. In June 1983, Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government... read more

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Two: Everything She Wants
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This book reflects on the simple things, the moments that are meaningful, and the big questions that have concerned Bob Brown. It is a powerful book as well as a meditation on the great and the small. Inspirational, compassionate, outrag... read more

Optimism
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Joe and Rose Kennedy's strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the Queen of England, and travelled the world with her high-spirited sisters. And yet, Rosemary was intellectually ... read more

Rosemary
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'This is a personal account of life at the top that will charm the general reader and the political tragic alike' Weekend Australian Anna Bligh knows something about hard knocks and high walls. She was raised by a single mother in... read more

Through the Wall
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If he had never become Prime Minister, Paul Keating's place in Australian history would still have been assured. He was the Treasurer who deregulated the economy; the weaver of Labor's modern ... read more

Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating, PM
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A "brilliant, compelling" ("The New York Times Book Review") biography of Joseph P. Kennedy, selected by the "New York Times "as one of the Ten Best Books of the Yearand a 2013 Pulitz... read more

The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
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When Gough Whitlam died on 21 October 2014, his legacy to the Australian people was a nation transformed. With all royalties going to the Whitlam Institute, this tribute traces his extraordinary life through the photographers... read more

Gough Whitlam: A Tribute
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Gough Whitlam, Australia's twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. In barely three years Whitlam's dramatic reform agenda would transform Aust... read more

Gough Whitlam: His Time Updated Edition
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Turnbull's privileged existence, helped by marrying into one of Sydney's most storied families, obscures a tough childhood and precocious talent. Left or right? Many Liberals believe Turnbull ad... read more

Born to Rule: The Unauthorised Biography of Malcolm Turnbull
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'The most incisive portrait of Turnbull that's been written.' - David Marr A scintillating biography for an election year ...In Stop at Nothing Annabel Crabb recounts the Malcolm Turnbull story... read more

Stop at Nothing - The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull
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Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving Prime Minister of the twentieth century and one of the most influential figures of the postwar era. Volume One of Moore's authorized biography ... read more

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography: Volume One: Not for Turning
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Spectator, New Statesman, Telegraph, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, The times, The Economist, BBC History, Magazine, and Financila Times Books of the Year 2015. No American statesman has been as revered and ... read more

Kissinger the Idealist 1923-1968 (Kissinger #1)
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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.

Franklin and Eleanor
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Using a vast body of documentary materials, noted scholar and editor Clayborne Carson creates a book that remarkably approximates a self-portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. Delving into all aspects of this man's li... read more

Autobiography of Martin Luther King
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While the world of political Islam continues to be dominated by acts of violence and a separatist agenda, there are signs of reform in the Arab Spring movement. Ayaan Hirsi Ali who has been at the forefront of the reform movement offers a... read more

Heretic
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'David Marr is as brilliant a biographer and journalist as this country has produced' - Peter Craven, Spectator A brilliant biography for an election year ...Who is Bill Shorten? How did he rise to become Labor ... read more

Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path to Power
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