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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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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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A revealing, in-depth look at the life of Tony Windsor, one of the most a widely admired, straight-talking and honourable men in Australian politics.

Tony Windsor
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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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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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Aung San Suu Kyi is known for her courageous stand for democracy and human rights inside Burma (now Myanmar). Forced to endure many years of house arrest by the military junta, she continues to act as a ... read more

The Voice of Hope: Conversations with Alan Clements
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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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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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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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From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates ... read more

The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
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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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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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Peter Garrett's life so far has been deeply felt and fully and passionately lived. A man of boundless energy, compassion, fierce intelligence and a questing and creative spirit, he has already achieved enough to fill several lives...... read more

Big Blue Sky (HB)
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The Long Haul distils a series of practical lessons on leadership and public life from John Brumby's thirty years in politics. It offers insights into the challenges and opportunities Australia currently faces and argues for real political reform, a different future for our federation and strong leadership in a world in transition.

Long Haul, the Lessons from Public Life
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From one of America's most distinguished historians comes this classic analysis of Richard Nixon. By considering some of the president's opinions, Wills comes to the controversial conclusion that Nixon was... read more

Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man
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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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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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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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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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"She is his Juliet and he is her Romeo, and her family has threatened to kill them both..." This is the heartrending account of Zakia and Mohammad Ali, a couple from opposing ethnic sects, who defying their society's norms have left beh... read more

Lovers, The
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