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  • Vertigo

    The Rise and Fall of Weimar Germany

    Translated by Shaun Whiteside ...
    'This is one of the most gripping accounts of an era spanning war defeat, humiliation and failed revolution in 1918 to the violence, intimidation and propaganda of the Nazis' rise to power in 1933. It contains many lessons for the world now.' - John Kampfner, bestselling author of *Why The Germans Do It Better'Vertigo* is outstanding. Harald Jähner’s gift for illuminating the big picture with ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Politics On the Edge

    The must-read #1 Sunday Times bestseller from the host of hit podcast The Rest Is Politics

    by Rory Stewart ...
    The searing inside story of our broken politics from the former Cabinet minister and co-host of The Rest Is Politics.‘The most exceptional political memoir I’ve ever read’ALAN JOHNSON‘An instant classic’MARINA HYDE‘At last a politician who can write’SEBASTIAN FAULKSOver the course of a decade, Rory Stewart went from being a political outsider to standing for pri... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • Democracy for Sale

    Dark Money and Dirty Politics

    The Sunday Times bestseller.'A compulsively readable, carefully researched account of how a malignant combination of rightwing ideology, secretive money (much of it from the US) and weaponisation of social media have shaped contemporary British (and to a limited extent, European) politics... Remarkable' Observer, Book of the WeekDemocracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

    "[A] passionate, compelling, and disturbing argument that the ills of democracy in the United States today arise from the default of its elites." —John Gray, New York Times Book Review (front-page review)In a front-page review in the Washington Post Book World, John Judis wrote: "Political analysts have been poring over exit polls and precinct-level votes to gauge the meaning of last November's ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Maverick Messiah

    A Political Biography of N.T. Rama Rao

    'Excellent political biography of NTR. I enjoyed reading it. There is a lot of good stuff here'SANJAYA BARU, author, political commentator'A very objective, lucid, truthful biography'DR JAYAPRAKASH NARAYAN, founder, Lok Satta'...fair, even-handed and objective in assessing NTR's political journey'PARAKALA PRABHAKAR, author, political commentator'Found it impossible... ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • How to Rig an Election

    An engrossing analysis of the pseudo-democratic methods employed by despots around the world to retain controlContrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who refuse to allow the populace to vote. In this engaging and provocative book, Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas expose the limitations of ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • The Roadmap

    This remarkable work of documentary fiction takes place in Burma, spanning more than two decades of the pro-democracy movement. It is a spare and poignant portrayal of the country’s continuing political instability and two fictitious families whose lives are inexorably shaped by the turmoil. The title alludes to the “Roadmap to Democracy,” a seven-step program for restoring democracy in Burma ... Read more

    $14.64 AUD

  • Going Infinite

    The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon

    by Michael Lewis ...
    *INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*‘Extraordinary’ The Observer‘A stupefyingly pleasurable book to read’ New Yorker‘Lewis’s storytelling is as good as ever’ The EconomistFrom the #1 bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, the high-octane story of the enigmatic figure at the ... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • After the Fall

    Being American in the World We've Made

    by Ben Rhodes ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR'A dystopian odyssey through the dark authoritarian landscape of the modern world'The TimesTo be born American in the late twentieth century was to take the fact of a particular kind of American exceptionalism as granted – a state of nature arrived at after all else had failed. In the span of just thirty years, <... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.'Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming' Justin Webb, Mail on SundayIn the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • The Fifth Risk

    Undoing Democracy

    by Michael Lewis ...
    'W****ill set your hair on end' Telegraph, Top 50 Books of the Year'I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk' Michael Hofmann, TLS, Books of the YearThe bestselling, no-holds-barred exposé of the people who are wrecking our democracy, by the master storyteller of our times'The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.'The morning after Trump was elected preside... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Venom

    Vendettas, Betrayals and the Price of Power

    by David Crowe ...
    A cracking account of the rivalries and hatreds that split the Liberal Party, brought down Malcolm Turnbull and propelled Scott Morrison to power.They plotted. They schemed. They unleashed chaos.Australia lost two prime ministers in three years in a period of political bloodshed that took the nation's government to the brink of collapse - until an extraordinary election changed everything.Venom is ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Weapons of Math Destruction

    How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

    by Cathy O'Neil ...
    'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Financial Times'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the YearIn this New York Times bestseller, Cathy O'Neil, one of the first champions of algorithmic accountability, sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Disloyal: A Memoir

    The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump

    by Michael Cohen ...
    **A #1 New York Times Bestseller!"I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn’t put it down until it was over."—Rachel Maddow, MSNBC**This book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor—The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • With the Falling of the Dusk

    The compelling and powerful bestselling book by critically acclaimed journalist and author of Talking to My Country and The Queen is Dead

    by Stan Grant ...
    A deeply powerful, poetic and compelling book on the challenges facing our world, from one of Australia's most experienced journalists and international commentators, Stan Grant.History is turning.In only a few short decades, we have come a long way from Francis Fukuyama's declaration of the 'end of history' and the triumph of liberal democracy in 1989. Now, with the inexorable rise of China, the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • On Tyranny

    Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**History does not repeat, but it does instructIn the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Party Animals

    The secret history of a Labor fiasco

    Secrets, lies, lawyers and covert recordings. If you thought the 2019 election was just about a death tax that didn’t exist, you’re in for a surprise.From the dark arts of the dirt units to the role of billionaire Clive Palmer, this is the untold story of an election debacle.The Labor Party was the unbeatable favourite to win the 2019 election right up until the polls closed and voters delivered ... Read more

    $15.99 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

    $15.99 AUD

  • Churchill and Orwell

    The Fight for Freedom

    Today, as liberty and truth are increasingly challenged, the figures of Churchill and Orwell loom large. Exemplars of Britishness, they preserved individual freedom and democracy for the world through their far-sighted vision and inspired action, and cast a long shadow across our culture and politics. In Churchill & Orwell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas E. Ricks masterfully argues that ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 71 Follow the Leader

    Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman

    by Laura Tingle ...
    Series Book 71 - Quarterly Essay
    What is true political leadership, and how do we get it? What qualities should we wish for in our leaders? And why is it killing season for prime ministers?In this wise and timely essay, Laura Tingle argues that democratic leaders build a consensus for change, rather than bludgeon the system or turn politics into a popularity contest. They mobilise and guide, more than impose a vision. Tingle ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Dark Money

    how a secretive group of billionaires is trying to buy political control in the US

    by Jane Mayer ...
    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS, BEST NONFICTIONA LITHUB BOOK OF THE DECADEThe US is one of the largest democracies in the world — or is it?America is experiencing an age of profound economic inequality. Employee protections have been decimated, and state welfare is virtually non-existent, while hedge-fund billionaires are grossly under-taxed and big businesses make astounding pro ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America

    *THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**A Financial Times Book of the Year**Economist Book of the Year*‘A political epic’ – Guardian‘This is the book Trump fears most.’ – AxiosFew journalists have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few better understand the polarizing 45th president or his motivations. In this astonishing, illuminating book,... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $18.99 AUD

  • How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    'The most important book of the Trump era' The EconomistHow does a democracy die?What can we do to save our own?What lessons does history teach us?In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before.Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

    How Australia Got Compulsory Voting

    by Judith Brett ...
    It’s compulsory to vote in Australia.We are one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule at election time, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote.Not only that, we embrace it. We celebrate compulsory voting with barbeques and cake stalls at polling stations, and election parties that spill over into Sunday morning.But how did this come to be: when ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD