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  • City of Fortune

    How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

    by Roger Crowley ...
    A magisterial work of gripping history, City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure.In Venice, the path to empire unfolded in a series of extraordinary contests - the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, the fight ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • House of Cards

    How Wall Street's Gamblers Broke Capitalism

    On the evening of March 16, 2008, Bear Stearns, a swashbuckling eighty-five-year-old institution in the financial world, sold itself for an outrageously low price to the $2 trillion global behemoth JP Morgan Chase. Bear Stearns no longer existed, and the calamitous financial meltdown of 2008 had begun. What went wrong?In House of Cards bestselling author and former investment banker William Cohan ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Crashed

    How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

    by Adam Tooze ...
    **A New York Times Notable Book of 2018. Winner of the 2019 Lionel Gelber Prize'Majestic, informative and often delightful ... insights on every page' Yanis Varoufakis, ObserverThe definitive history of the Great Financial Crisis, from the acclaimed author of The Deluge and The Wages of Destruction.**In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Wages of Destruction

    The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

    by Adam Tooze ...
    Adam Tooze's The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy provides a groundbreaking new account of how Hitler established himself in power, mobilized for war - and led his country to annihilation.Was the tragedy of the Second World War determined by Nazi Germany's terrifying power, or by its fatal weakness?This gripping and universally-acclaimed new history tells the real ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Davos Man

    How the Billionaires Devoured the World

    A San Francisco Chronicle BestsellerThe New York Times’s Global Economics Correspondent masterfully reveals how billionaires’ systematic plunder of the world—brazenly accelerated during the pandemic—has transformed 21st-century life and dangerously destabilized democracy.“Davos Man will be read a hundred years from now as a warning.” —Evan Osnos“Excellent. A powerful, fiery book, a... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Utopia for Realists

    And How We Can Get There

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' GuardianIn Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable.... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Bourgeois Equality

    How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World

    How standards of living have skyrocketed since 1800, and the political philosophy that made it possible: “Persuasive…richly detailed and erudite.”—Financial TimesThere’s little doubt that most humans today are better off than their forebears. Stunningly so, the economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey argues in this concluding volume of her trilogy celebrating the oft-derided virtues of the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Slouching Towards Utopia

    An Economic History of the Twentieth Century

    by Brad de Long ...
    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDA FINANCIAL TIMES BEST ECONOMICS BOOK OF THE YEARFrom one of the world's leading economists, a sweeping new history of the twentieth century - a century that left us vastly richer, yet still profoundly dissatisfied.Before 1870, most... ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

  • The Great Economists

    How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today

    by Linda Yueh ...
    What can the ideas of history's greatest economists tell us about the most important issues of our time?'The best place to start to learn about the very greatest economists of all time' Professor Tyler Cowen, author of The Complacent Class and The Great Stagnation___________________________Since the days of Adam Smith, economists have grappled with a series of familiar problems -- but often their ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Big Short

    Inside the Doomsday Machine

    by Michael Lewis ...
    THE OUTRAGEOUS NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, NOW AN OSCAR- AND BAFTA-WINNING FILMFrom the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, The Big Short, Michael Lewis's No.1 bestseller, tells the story of the misfits, renegades and visionaries who saw that the biggest credit bubble of all time was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a killing.'In the hands of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Great Rupture

    Three Empires, Four Turning Points, and the Future of Humanity

    by Viktor Shvets ...
    Do we need to be free to be innovative, prosperous, or even happy?The lessons of the last five centuries were unequivocal-without freedom, there could be no prosperity or happiness. However, does this still hold true in the Information Age?Modern technologies are disrupting our societies, altering every facet of our lives, from the nature of work and what we intrinsically value, to how we are ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    by J. D. Vance ...
    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Coming November 2020 as a major motion picture from Netflix starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close‘The political book of the year’ Sunday Times‘A frank, unsentimental, harrowing memoir … A superb book’ New York Post‘I bought this to try to better understand Trump’s appeal … but the memoir is so much more than that. A gripping, unputdownable page-turner’ India Knight, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Paul Keating

    by David A Day ...
    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 century, firstly as treasurer for eight years and then Prime Minister for five years. Although he has spent all of his adult life in the public eye, Keating has eschewed the idea ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Boomerang

    The Meltdown Tour

    by Michael Lewis ...
    'A highly enjoyable exercise in financial disaster tourism... politically incorrect, often very funny, and shot through with genuine insight' Robert Harris, The TimesIn this hilarious, fascinating, timely must-read, Michael Lewis reveals the true natures of the countries caught up in - and exacerbating - our boomerang economies, showing how the financial meltdown hit us all in the face. Right now, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Capital

    ** From the author of The Wall **Adapted into an Emmy Award-winning BBC One drama'Effortlessly brilliant . . . hugely moving and outrageously funny.' ObserverThe residents of Pepys Road, London - a banker and his shopaholic wife, an elderly woman dying of a brain tumour, the Pakistani family who run the local shop, the young football star from Senegal and his minder - all receive anonymous ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Civilization

    The West and the Rest

    DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEARIf in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople.By contrast, England would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Unshakeable

    Your Guide to Financial Freedom

    ***THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*Tony Robbins, arguably the most recognizable life and business strategist and guru, is back with a timely, unique follow-up to his smash New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game.**Market corrections are as constant as seasons are in nature. There have been 30 such corrections in the past 30 years, yet there’s never been an action plan for how not only to ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Too Big to Fail

    Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2010They were masters of the financial universe, flying in private jets and raking in billions. They thought they were too big to fail. Yet they would bring the world to its knees.Andrew Ross Sorkin, the news-breaking New York Times journalist, delivers the first true in-the-room account of the most powerful men and women at the eye of the financial ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

    The Ancient World Economy & the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia & Han China

    A fascinating history of the intricate web of trade routes connecting ancient Rome to Eastern civilizations, including its powerful rival, the Han Empire.The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian Empire of ancient Persia, and the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan), laying ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • When China Rules The World

    The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World [Greatly updated and expanded]

    China will replace the United States as the world's dominant power. In so doing, it will not become more western but the world will become more Chinese.Jacques argues that we cannot understand China in western terms but only through its own history and culture. To this end, he introduces a powerful set of ideas including China as a civilization-state, the tributary system, the Chinese idea of race ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Square and the Tower

    Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power

    **The New York Times bestseller'Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it' Eric Schmidt**What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of imagining the world.Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Unwinding

    by George Packer ...
    America is in crisis. In the space of a generation, it has become more than ever a country of winners and losers, as industries have failed, institutions have disappeared and the country's focus has shifted to idolise celebrity and wealth.George Packer narrates the story of America over the past three decades, bringing to the task his empathy with people facing difficult challenges, his sharp eye ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Economics in One Lesson

    The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

    by Henry Hazlitt ...
    With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day.Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Translated by Arthur Goldhammer ...
    A New York Times #1 BestsellerAn Amazon #1 BestsellerA Wall Street Journal #1 BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerA Sunday Times BestsellerA Guardian Best Book of the 21st CenturyWinner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the British Academy MedalFinalist, National Book Critics Circle Award“It seems safe to say that ... ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD