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"Power and the People" is the second of four volumes, and covers the first two years of New Labour government, beginning with their landslide victory at the polls in 1997. Volume Two det... read more

The Alastair Campbell Diaries Volume Two: Power and the People 1997-99
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Tells the story of the life and work of Michael Kirby, Australia's most famous modern judge. This title charts his public life from his first forays as a student politician in the early 1960s, to his appointments as foundation chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission in 1975, and Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009).

Michael Kirby: Paradoxes and Principles
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Constantly rewriting his own story, Malcolm X became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and eventually an icon, assassinated at the age of 39. This title presents a sweeping story of the darkest days of racial unrest, fr... read more

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
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Author: Katherine Graham
Category:

 Political

Series:Women in History

This is the biography of one of America's most famous and admired women, owner of one of its great newspapers - The Washington Post. This book won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1998. "Affecting, intelligent, beautifully written, and riveting" - Sally Quinn, Vanity fair

Personal History
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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

To the Bitter End: The Dramatic Story Behind the Fall of John Howard and the Rise of Kevin Rudd
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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.

And So It Went - Night Thoughts in
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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

A Certain Grandeur
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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

Driven: A Diplomat's Auto-Biography
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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

Raising My Voice: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out
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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

Renegade: The Making of Barack Obama
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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

Lazarus Rising
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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

Tutu: The  Authorised Portrait
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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

Letters to My Daughter
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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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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

Tony Abbott: A Man's Man
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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

The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power
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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

Navi Pillay: Realising Human Rights for All
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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

Stalin
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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

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy
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