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Communism & Socialism

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  • The Naked Communist

    This book is designed to bring the far-flung facts about Communism into a single volume. It contains a distillation of more than one hundred books and treatises—many of them written by Communist authors. It attempts to present the Communist in his true native elements, stripped of propaganda and pretense. Hence, the title, The Naked Communist. A panoramic study of Communism might easily degenerate ... Read more

    $10.41 AUD

  • The American Way of Empire

    How America Won a World--But Lost Her Way

    by James Kurth ...
    Since the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, traditional American foreign policy has proven inadequate to 21st Century challenges of Islamic terrorism and globalization.In this ground-breaking analysis, author James Kurth explains that the roots of America's current foreign policy crisis lie in contradictions of an American empire which attempted to transform ... Read more

    $22.98 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mao: The Unknown Story

    The most authoritative life of Mao ever written, by the bestselling author of Wild Swans, Jung Chang and her husband, historian Jon Halliday.Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before, and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Valley of Death

    The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America into the Vietnam War

    by Ted Morgan ...
    Pulitzer Prize–winning author Ted Morgan has now written a rich and definitive account of the fateful battle that ended French rule in Indochina—and led inexorably to America’s Vietnam War. Dien Bien Phu was a remote valley on the border of Laos along a simple rural trade route. But it would also be where a great European power fell to an underestimated insurgent army and lost control of a crucial ... Read more

    $16.60 AUD $10.88 AUD

  • Value, Price, and Profit

    by Karl Marx ...
    Value, Price and Profit was a speech given to the First International Working Men's Association in June in 1865 by Karl Marx. It was written between the end of May and June 27 in 1865, and was published in 1898. Those wanted to avoid reading the entirety of Capital Volume 1 will find an excellent introduction to Marx's ideas in this short publication.Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) was a philosopher, ... Read more

    $1.09 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Red Famine

    Stalin's War on Ukraine

    SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, FT AND EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2017The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain.In 1932-33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century. With unprecedented authority and detail, Red Famine ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 21 What's Left?

    The Death of Social Democracy

    series Quarterly Essay #21
    In the first Quarterly Essay of 2006, Clive Hamilton throws out a challenge to Australia’s party of social democracy – to both its true believers and right-wing machine men. Will it be business-as-usual and creeping atrophy, or will the Labor Party find a new way of talking to individualistic, affluent Australia?According to Hamilton, Labor and the Left must acknowledge that the social democracy ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Ghost Platoon

    by Frank Walker ...
    series Hachette Military Collection #1
    "thoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account' The Sun-HeraldAn eye-opening account of Australian combat history, untold . . . until now.In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 men were thrown together at Nui Dat, Vietnam. It was so slapdash a group it didn’t even have an officer or sergeant in charge. A rugged ex-Royal Marine stepped forward to take the lead. Jim Riddle was only an acting ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dear Leader

    North Korea's senior propagandist exposes shocking truths behind the regime

    by Jang Jin-Sung ...
    SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERDear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic.Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Tiger Man of Vietnam

    by Frank Walker ...
    The Vietnamese hilltribes made him a demi-god. The CIA wanted to kill him. This is the remarkable true story of Australian war hero Barry Petersen.As he flew over South East Asia towards Vietnam, Captain Barry Petersen struggled to keep an aura of calm. Inwardly he was incredibly excited. Aged 28, highly trained, with experience in anti-communist guerilla warfare, he was about to embark on the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

    Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China (From the bestselling author of Wild Swans)

    by Jung Chang ...
    *SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN 2020*Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history; a gripping story of sisterhood and betrayal from the bestselling author of Wild Swans.They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled seismic transformations these three women left an indelible mark on history.Red Sister rose to be Mao's vice-chair.<... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Mao's Great Famine

    The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62

    Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death.MaoZedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, anattempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less thanfifteen years. It lead to one of the greatest catastrophes the world hasever known.Dikotter's extraordinary ... Read more

    $16.38 AUD

  • Without You, There Is No Us

    My secret life teaching the sons of North Korea’s elite

    by Suki Kim ...
    It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six months she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them to write, all under the watchful eye of the regime.Life at the university ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hidden Hand

    In this landmark follow-up to the bestselling Silent Invasion, Hidden Hand exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s global program of influence and subversion, and the threat it poses to democracy.With its enormous economic power, China is now a global political and military force engaged in an ideological struggle with the West. Combining a mass of evidence with unique insights, Clive Hamilton and ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD $10.66 AUD

  • One Bright Moon

    by Andrew Kwong ...
    Winner of the 2021 Michael Crouch Award, debut category of the National Biography Award: From famine to freedom, how a young boy fled Chairman Mao's China to a new life in AustraliaAndrew Kwong was only seven when he witnessed his first execution. The grim scene left him sleepless, anxious and doubtful about his commitment as a revolutionary in Mao's New China. Yet he knew if he devoted himself to ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Das Kapital (Mobi Classics)

    Das Kapital (Capital, in the English translation) is an extensive treatise on political economy written in German by Karl Marx and edited in part by Friedrich Engels. The book is a critical analysis of capitalism and its practical economic application and also, in part, a critique of other related theories. Its first volume was published in 1867. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Three Sips of Gin

    Dominating the Battlespace with Rhodesia's famed Selous Scouts

    by Timothy Bax ...
    There is nothing that terrorized Russian and Chinese-backed guerillas fighting Rhodesia's bush war in the 1970s more than the famed Selous Scouts. The very name of the unit struck fear into the very heart and soul of even the most battle-hardened guerillas. Too afraid to even whisper the name amongst themselves, they referred to soldiers of the unit simply as Skuzapu, or pickpockets. It was not ... Read more

    $5.16 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Swimming in the Dark

    ‘One of the most astonishing contemporary gay novels we have ever read … A masterpiece’ – Attitude

    LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE 2021A Guardian Book of the Year'The highest talent at work' Sebastian Barry'Beautiful … A masterpiece' AttitudePoland, 1980. Shy, anxious Ludwik has been sent along with the rest of his university class to an agricultural camp. Here he meets Janusz – and together they spend a dreamlike summer falling in love.But with summer over, the t... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Party

    The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers

    China's secret rulers are the elephant in the room. They are the largest political organisation in the world. They control every aspect of Chinese life. And no one discusses them. Until now.Who are they? And how do they operate? Richard McGregor has spent twenty years reporting on this region of the world and he has used all of his experience to uncover the true story of the Chinese Communist ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Gulag

    A History of the Soviet Camps

    This landmark book uncovers for the first time in detail one of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century: the vast system of Soviet camps that were responsible for the deaths of countless millions.Gulag is the only major history in any language to draw together the mass of memoirs and writings on the Soviet camps that have been published in Russia and the West. Using these, as well as her own ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How the World Works

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    'The world's greatest public intellectual' ObserverThe essential guide to Chomsky and his brilliant ideas on the global state of affairsAn extraordinary collection of Chomsky's speeches and his interviews with David Barsamian, edited by Arthur Naiman. With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics.Including ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Communist Manifesto

    series Penguin Little Black Classics
    'The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.'Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes - one of the most important and influential political theories ever formulated.Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • On Anarchism

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    On Anarchism is an essential introduction to Noam Chomsky's political theory.On Anarchism sheds a much needed light on the foundations of Chomsky's thought, specifically his constant questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. The book gathers his essays and interviews to provide a short, accessible introduction to his distinctively optimistic brand of anarchism. Refuting the notion of ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Tombstone

    The Untold Story of Mao's Great Famine

    by Yang Jisheng ...
    Translated by Stacy Mosher, Guo Jian ...
    I call this book Tombstone. It is a tombstone for my foster father who died of hunger in 1959, for the 36 million Chinese who also died of hunger, for the system that caused their death, and perhaps for myself for writing this book.'The most powerful and important Chinese work of recent years, Yang Jisheng's Tombstone is a passionate, moving and angry account of one of the 20th century's most ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD