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On 24 November, 2007 Australia resoundingly changed government. If you think you know what really happened during that tumultuous year behind the closed doors of the Libe... read more

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From the rise of Turnbull and Rudd to the slow disintegration of Howard, Ruddock, Olmert, Blair, Musharraf, Mugabe, Costello, and Bush, from the campaign insults of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain and Sarah Palin to the night of Obama's audacious victory, Bob Ellis ponders on humanity's most formative interim in quite a while.

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Winner of the Age Book of the Year AwardGraham Freudenberg's inside account of Gough Whitlam's political rise and fall is one of the great classics of Australian political writing.  From his position as Gough's speechwriter ... read more

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A memoir by a distinguished Australian former diplomat, with a particular focus on the cars he has loved and driven in Australia and his postings in Asia, the Middle East, North and Central America. This makes for an e... read more

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Malalai Joya has been described as the bravest woman in the world. As a teenager she worked as a women's rights activist under the Taliban, running underground classes and clini... read more

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Barack Obama himself told veteran political reporter Richard Wolffe, 'You'll get more access than anyone else', and Renegade is his unique story of how a political newcomer with no money and an outsider's name grew in... read more

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John Howard's autobiography, Lazarus Rising, is the biggest-selling political memoir Australia has seen. In it he talks about his love for his family, his rollercoaster ride to the Lodge and how - as prime minister - he responded to... read more

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TUTU: THE AUTHORISED PORTRAIT is a celebration of eighty years of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an icon whose humanity and compassion has touched the lives of millions. Born in South Africa's Transvaal and trained as a teache... read more

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As Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister and the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies is a towering figure in our political and cultural history. Letters to My Daughter is a collection of letters written by Me... read more

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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

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When Julia Gillard - a woman who was unmarried, childless, and an atheist - became Australia's first female prime minister after the 2010 election, opposition leader Tony Abbott was left boiling with rage. It was bad enough tha... read more

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An in-depth political biography of America's most polarising figure. Based on more than 200 interviews - many of them with Republican colleagues and one-time political allies of Pa... read more

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The life story of Navi Pillay, a trailblazer in Human Rights Law.
Pillay was born in 1941 to an Indian family living in apartheid South Africa. In 1967, she was the first non-white woman in South Africa... read more

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The remarkable untold story of the men and women who sustained Stalin in power in the Soviet Union for nearly 30 yearsThere have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefio... read more

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Still deeply grieving the loss of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy sat down with historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in early March 1964 to record a total... read more

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Julian Assange: the Unauthorised Biography
WikiLeaks has helped redefine our idea of investigative journalism and our understanding of how information should be disseminated. Julian Assange, the vis... read more

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rogue (rog), n: An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage. - "Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

After three years of research, bests... read more

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Addresses the economic challenges facing the United States and offers a plan to get America back into the future business. This title details how to get out of the economic crisis and lay a foundation for long-term prosperity.

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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 scanda... read more

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