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The leading Catholic in the nation and spiritual adviser to Tony Abbott, Cardinal George Pell has played a key role in the greatest challenge to face his church for centuries: the scandal of child sex abuse by pri... read more

The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell
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The only thing that kept me sane, well reasonably sane, during 20 years "hard labor" was the hilarious things that my erstwhile colleagues became involved in.

Bringing the House Down
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For eight years, Condoleezza Rice participated in the highest political councils and had a crucial role in shaping policy that affected not just America but the world. Here, she writes candidly of the many fascinating people with wh... read more

No Higher Honor
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Punjab, Pakistan, June 2009. The temperature is 45- and Asia has been out picking fruit for several hours. It's exhausting, sweaty work, but Asia and her husband have five children to feed. At midday she goes to the nearest well, picks ... read more

Blasphemy
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A very personal account of an extraordinary period in Australian politics. Despite the divisions within the Labor Party as the Rudd government fell into disunity and as Julia Gillard was undermined by disloyalty from within, Wayne Sw... read more

The Good Fight
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One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize... read more

Wilson
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Written by a leading presidential biographer who "narrates with grace and style" ("Kirkus Reviews") this is a probing, insightful, and nuanced study of the partnership between Pat and Dick Nixon th... read more

Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage
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In the tradition of his bestselling Curtin and Chifley, David Day's exhaustive biography of one of our most fascinating prime ministers. Paul Keating was one of the most significant political figures of the late twentieth ... read more

Paul Keating: The Biography
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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 politi... read more

The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
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Handpicked in 1999 by the 'Family' surrounding an ailing and increasingly unpopular Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, with very little governmental or administrative experience beyond having served as... read more

The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
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In this abridged edition of John Campbell's two acclaimed volumes on Margaret Thatcher, we trace the life of Britain's only female Prime Minister, from her upbringing in Grantham to her une... read more

The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher: From Grocer's Daughter to Iron Lady
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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 worl... read more

Everybody Matters: A Memoir
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Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only king ever born in the United States, came to the throne of his country in 1946 and is now the world's longest-serving monarch. This book tells the un... read more

The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand's Bhumibol Adulyadej
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In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she set out to repair America's image around the worl... read more

The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power
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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, an... read more

Keeping Hope Alive: How One Somalian Woman Changed 90,000 Lives
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Benjamin Disraeli is one of the most fascinating men of the 19th century. A superb politician, orator, writer and wit, he was the most gifted parliamentarian of his time, who rose to become Prime Minister (twice), despite preva... read more

Disraeli: a Biography
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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 diminutiv... read more

Nophoto
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Awards: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 ... read more

Gough Whitlam: His Time
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Mark Latham is, by his own admission, the most outspoken, rebellious, thoroughly uncontrollable former leader in Labor Party history. In these brilliantly written opinion pieces he pulls no punches as he scrutinises the Australian p... read more

Latham at Large
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