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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).

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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 teacher because his family couldn't afford to send him to medical school, Desmond Tutu was ordained as an Anglica... 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 visionary creator of and driving force behind this new publishing phenomenon, has a unique perspective on how WikiLeaks has ev... read more

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After three years of research, bestselling journalist Joe McGinniss presents his already controversial and much anticipated investigative chronicle of Sara... read more

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Separated by war and her family's disapproval, the young lovers lose each other for fifty years. It is a testimony to both Maitland's investigative skills and her devotion to her mother that she successfully traced the lost Roland and was able to reunite him with Janine. Unlike so many stories of love during wartime, theirs h... read more

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Written by the co-author of international bestseller "Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela: Portrait of an Extraordinary Man" presents fifteen powerful lessons on life and leadership based on the life and work of Nelson Mandela, whose fight against apartheid in South Africa has become an enduring example of resistance against... read more

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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 deputy mayor of St Petersburg, seemed like the perfect choice in the eyes of an oligarchy bent on moulding the president's succes... read more

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Thomas Friedman has been a New York Times foreign affairs columnist since 1995. He is said by many to be a principled observer of international events and an even-handed analyst of American policy. But Belen Fernandez's acerbic close reading of Friedman's voluminous oeuvre reveals instead a ham-fisted apologist for US militar... read more

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The fascinating story of one of the grand dames of Georgetown society and a true Washington insider An American aristocrat--a descendant of founding father John Jay--Susan Mary Alsop (1918-2004)with husband, Joe Alsop, brought together the movers and shakers of not just the United States, but the world. Henry Kissinger remark... read more

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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 unexpected challenge for leadership of the Conservative party to her eleven tumultuous years in Downing Street and her eventual removal from ... read more

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Big-spending Queensland billionaire Clive Palmer bought a football team, helped create a political party, and is set to recreate the 'Titanic' and build a dinosaur park. But are these just fanciful splurges or something more calculated? The reality is that Palmer uses his immense mining wealth (estimated at over $6 billion) i... read more

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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 prevailing anti-Semitic attitudes. Yet Disraeli had never intended to be a politician: his early life was... read more

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This magnificent book, published in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, reveals for the first time the intimate details of Nelson Mandela's life in prison. Between the covers of this handsome, full-colour publication you will catch glimpses of Mandela's notebooks, his diaries and personal correspondence. There are... read more

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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 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Biography In this pioneering new work, celebrated historian David Nasaw examines the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founde... read more

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Historian Sir John Wheeler-Bennett (1902-1975) was one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary political observers. Through an ability to make important connections, he became an authority on Germany in the interwar years and was acquainted with all the German hierarchy, including Hitler and Hindenburg. He was one of th... read more

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