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Leadership is about emotions, it is about trust, it is about being authentic. John Cantwell knows this from his almost forty years of leading men and women in peace and war, through successes and in tough times as he rose throu... read more

Leadership in Action
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By chance, Greg Sheridan's early life saw him become intimate friends and colleagues with a fascinating list of people who now make up Australia's political leade... read more

When We Were Young (and Foolish): A Memoir of My Misguided Youth with Tony Abbott, Bob Carr and Kevin Rudd
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How much do we know about the second most important office in the nation? Who was Australia's first treasurer? Who resigned because of a relationship breakdown with the PM? And who did Frank Hardy ... read more

Money Men, the Australias Twelve Most Notable Treasurers
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Why do seemingly intelligent men and women leave their families to spend more than half the year travelling to Canberra, and spending night after night at electorate and campaign events? Surely there are easier ways to earn a ... read more

A Letter to My Children
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As the world reels from the Charlie Hebdo-related murders, Ayaan Hirsi Ali the brilliant, charismatic and controversial bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad makes a powerful plea for a Muslim Reformation as ... read more

Heretic: Why Islam Needs A Reformation Now
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An uplifting memoir of resilience and strength from ex-Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh. Anna Bligh knows something about hard knocks and high walls. She was raised by a single mother in the w... read more

Through the Wall: Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival
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Featuring new material. 'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.' On Wednesday 23 June 201... read more

My Story
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From Cosa Nostra to Bunga Bunga ...People the world over are appalled and fascinated in equal measure by the stratospheric political career of the tycoon and three-time Italian prime ministe... read more

Being Berlusconi: the Rise and Fall from Cosa Nostra to Bunga Bunga
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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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Don Dunstan, Premier of South Australia in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, is acknowledged as one of Australia's foremost civil rights advocates of the twentieth century. He actively promot... read more

Don Dunstan: Intimacy and Liberty: A political biography
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November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify ag... read more

Red Notice : How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy
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There is a saying in Russian jails. Never ne boysya ne prosi: don't trust, don't fear, don't beg. Don't trust because life here will always disappoint you. Don't fear because whatever... read more

Don't Trust, Don't Fear, Don't Beg: The Extraordinary Story of the Arctic Thirty
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B.A. Santamaria was one of the most controversial Australians of our time. An ardent anti-Communist and devout Catholic, he was fiercely intelligent and a natural leader, polarising the community into loyal followers and... read more

Santamaria A Most Unusual Man
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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. ... read more

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
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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 he... read more

The Caged Virgin: A Muslim Woman's Cry for Reason
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As Alastair Campbell said in the introduction to The Blair Years, it was always his intention to publish the full version, covering his time as spokesman and chief strategist to Tony Blair. ... read more

Alastair Campbell Diaries Volume One: Prelude to Power 1994-1997
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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.

After Words
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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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Author: Masha Gessen


Awards:Shortlisted for Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2013.

When Vladimir Putin, an unimportant, low-level KGB operative, was rushed to power by a group of Oligarchs in 1999, he was a man without a history. Within a few brief years, Putin had dismantled the... read more

The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
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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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