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  • A True History of the United States

    Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism

    series Sunlight Editions
    **“Thought-provoking—a must read for [everyone] seeking a firm grasp of accurate American history." —Kirkus (starred review)Brilliant, readable, and raw. Maj. (ret.) Danny Sjursen, who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at West Point, delivers a true epic and the perfect companion to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.**Sjursen shifts the lens ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • No Is Not Enough

    Defeating the New Shock Politics

    by Naomi Klein ...
    ****The New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller**'An ordinary person's guide to hope. Read this book' Arundhati Roy'As accessible as it is brilliant' Owen Jones'A genuine page turner' Michelle Alexander**Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How Powerful We Are

    Behind the scenes with one of Australia's leading activists

    by Sally Rugg ...
    'Incisive, blistering and tender. Sally is one of our most valiant warriors.' - Clementine Ford, author of FIGHT LIKE A GIRL and BOYS WILL BE BOYS'Proof that the personal is always political - and love really can save the world.' - Jamila Rizvi, author of NOT JUST LUCKY'Rugg's passion and insight make for a propulsive tale' - Sydney Morning HeraldEven if you're not an activist (yet), at a time ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Life Will Be the Death of Me

    . . . and you too!

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of ediblesA SKIMM READS PICK • “This will be one of your favorite books of all time.”—Amy ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Great Again

    How to Fix Our Crippled America

    In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we’re going to look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them?It’s time to bring America back to its ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Glimpses of Utopia

    Real ideas for a fairer world

    by Jess Scully ...
    It’s hard to be excited about the future right now. Climate change is accelerating; inequality is growing; politics is polarised; institutions designed to protect us are strained; technology is disrupting the world of work. We need to upgrade the operating systems of our society. Jess Scully asks, What can we do? The answer is: plenty! All over the world, people are refusing the business-as-usual ... Read more

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Divide

    American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

    by Matt Taibbi ...
    In The Divide, Matt Taibbi — the scourge of America’s financial plutocrats — takes on his most important story yet. Written with forensic zeal and righteous rage, this is an exploration of an unprecedented wealth gap that is not just changing the US’s economic life, but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.The wealthy 1 per cent operate with near impunity, protected ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD

  • The Restless Wave

    Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“History matters to McCain, and for him America is and was about its promise. The book is his farewell address, a mixture of the personal and the political. ‘I have loved my life,’ he writes. ‘All of it.’ The Restless Wave is a fitting valedictory for a man who seldom backed down.” —The Guardian (US)“A book-length meditation on what it means to face the hard challenges ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Escaping the Rabbit Hole

    How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect

    by West Mick ...
    The Earth is flat, the World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre….All these claims are bunk: falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies. But many people passionately believe one or more of these conspiracy theories. They consume countless books and videos, join like-minded online ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Citizen

    An American Lyric

    WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR POETRYWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRYIn this moving, critical and fiercely intelligent collection of prose poems, Claudia Rankine examines the experience of race and racism in Western society through sharp vignettes of everyday discrimination and prejudice, and longer meditations on the violence - whether linguistic or ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How to Have Impossible Conversations

    A Very Practical Guide

    From politics and religion to workplace negotiations, ace the high-stakes conversations in your life with this indispensable guide from a persuasion expert.In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. Whether you're online, in a classroom, an office, a town hall—or just hoping to get through a family dinner with a ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Mueller Report

    The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion

    **NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER.There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III's into President Donald Trump's possible collusion with Russia. His momentous findings can be found here, complete with:**The 300+ pages of the historic report, as released by the Justice Department... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Utopia

    by Thomas More ...
    De Optimo Republicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia (translated On the Best State of a Republic and on the New Island of Utopia) or more simply Utopia is a 1516 book by Sir (Saint) Thomas More.The book, written in Latin, is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. The name of the place is derived from the Greek words οὐ u ( ... Read more

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  • Getting to Maybe

    How the World Is Changed

    A practical, inspirational, revolutionary guide to social innovationMany of us have a deep desire to make the world around us a better place. But often our good intentions are undermined by the fear that we are so insignificant in the big scheme of things that nothing we can do will actually help feed the world’s hungry, fix the damage of a Hurricane Katrina or even get a healthy lunch program up ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • America the Beautiful

    Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

    What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place?In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Rules for Revolutionaries

    How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

    Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolutionRules for Revolutionaries is a bold challenge to the political establishment and the “rules” that govern campaign strategy.It tells the story of a breakthrough experiment conducted on the fringes of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign: A technology-driven team empowered volunteers to build and ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • Walden

    Walden was written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self reliance. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, ... Read more

    $3.77 AUD

  • David Hume

    17 Works

    by David Hume ...
    David Hume (1711 - 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and scepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.This collection includes a total of 17 works of Hume’s most famous works:13 essays:Of The Delicacy Of Taste And PassionOf The Liberty Of ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Common Good

    Robert B. Reich makes a powerful case for the expansion of America’s moral imagination. Rooting his argument in common sense and everyday reality, he demonstrates that a common good constitutes the very essence of any society or nation. Societies, he says, undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce the common good as well as vicious cycles that undermine it, one of which America has been experiencing ... Read more

    $18.03 AUD

  • Twilight of American Sanity

    A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump

    by Allen Frances ...
    “Unravel[s] the national psyche that brought our politics to this moment.” — Evan Osnos, The New YorkerA landmark book, from “one of the world’s most prominent psychiatrists” (The Atlantic): Allen Frances analyzes the nation, viewing the rise of Donald J. Trump as darkly symptomatic of a deeper societal distress that must be understood if we are to move forward. Equally challenging and profound, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Long Game

    China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order

    by Rush Doshi ...
    series Bridging the Gap
    For more than a century, no US adversary or coalition of adversaries - not Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, or the Soviet Union - has ever reached sixty percent of US GDP. China is the sole exception, and it is fast emerging into a global superpower that could rival, if not eclipse, the United States. What does China want, does it have a grand strategy to achieve it, and what should the United States ... Read more

    $27.05 AUD

  • Reveille for Radicals

    by Saul Alinsky ...
    Legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky inspired a generation of activists and politicians with Reveille for Radicals, the original handbook for social change. Alinsky writes both practically and philosophically, never wavering from his belief that the American dream can only be achieved by an active democratic citizenship. First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new introduction and ... Read more

    $18.14 AUD

  • The MAGA Doctrine

    The Only Ideas That Will Win the Future

    by Charlie Kirk ...
    NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER.The movement that brought Donald Trump to the White House has better ideas than the old right or the new left. It’s time that the rest of America started listening.The Tea Party began as a protest for patriots who feared Big Government. President Trump has become a hero for patriots who are against Big Everything.Fe... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • On the Other Side of Freedom

    Race and Justice in a Divided America

    Five years ago, DeRay Mckesson quit his job as a schoolteacher, moved to Ferguson, Missouri, and spent the next 400 days on the streets as an activist, helping to bring the Black Lives Matter movement into being.Now, in his first book, he draws on his own experiences – of growing up without his mother, with a father in recovery, of having a house burn down and a bully chase him home from school, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD