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  • Bulldozed

    Scott Morrison’s fall and Anthony Albanese’s rise

    by Niki Savva ...
    ‘I don’t hold a hose, mate.’ Scott Morrison, 20 December 2019, on the Black Summer bushfires‘It’s not a race.’ Scott Morrison, 11 March 2021, on the COVID-19 vaccine rolloutBetween 2013 and 2022, Tony Abbott begat Malcolm Turnbull, who begat Scott Morrison. For nine long years, Australia was governed by a succession of Coalition governments rocked by instability and bloodletting, and consumed with ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Big Teal

    series In the National Interest
    ‘We will not achieve net zero in the cafes, dinner parties and wine bars of our inner cities.’ Little infuriated the forgotten people of the twenty-first century — women and younger voters, especially — more than Scott Morrison’s deluge of disparagement on the issues that mattered to them. The May 2022 election marked the great re-engagement of those ignored and patronised for too long on climate, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • American Carnage

    On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump

    by Tim Alberta ...
    New York Times' Top Books of 2019Politico Magazine’s chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider’s look at the making of the modern Republican Party—how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump.The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Greetings from Trumpland

    How an unprecedented presidency changed everything

    Greetings from Trumpland explores how an unprecedented presidency changed everything.As we enter a post-Trump era, facts are a matter of opinion, the boundaries of civility have shifted, and populism has re-emerged as a powerful tool for political leaders the world over.In a masterclass on using anger and fear for political gain, Donald Trump harnessed the power of social media to develop blind ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • Everybody Lies

    What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' EconomistEverybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searc... ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • 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

    $29.99 AUD

  • Unbelievable

    My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

    by Katy Tur ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, New York Times Book ReviewFrom the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in JournalismCalled "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • I Alone Can Fix It

    Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year

    THE NO. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'A blockbuster . . . Essential reading' GUARDIAN'Packed with hair-raising revelations' OBSERVERThe definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump's final year in office, by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable GeniusThe tr... ... 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

  • Quarterly Essay 63 Enemy Within

    American Politics in the Time of Trump

    by Don Watson ...
    Book 63 - Quarterly Essay
    In Enemy Within, Don Watson takes a memorable journey into the heart of the United States in the year 2016 – and the strangest election campaign that country has seen.Travelling in the Midwest, Watson reflects on the rise of Donald Trump and the “thicket of unreality” that is the American media. Behind this he finds a deeply fearful and divided culture. Watson considers the irresistible pull – for ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Post-Truth

    How Bullshit Conquered the World

    by James Ball ...
    2016 marked the birth of the post-truth era. Sophistry and spin have coloured politics since the dawn of time, but two shock events - the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's elevation to US President - heralded a departure into murkier territory.From Trump denying video evidence of his own words, to the infamous Leave claims of £350 million for the NHS, politics has rarely seen so many stretching the ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • Quarterly Essay 74 The Prosperity Gospel

    How Scott Morrison Won and Bill Shorten Lost

    by Erik Jensen ...
    Book 74 - Quarterly Essay
    What went wrong for Labor and how did Scott Morrison achieve his remarkable victory? In this dazzling report from the campaign trail, Erik Jensen homes in on the insecurities that drive Bill Shorten and the certainties that helped Scott Morrison win. He considers how each man reflects, challenges and comforts the national character.Who are Morrison’s “quiet Australians”? What did Shorten Labor ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

    series Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    The best, the fastest, the hippest and the most unorthodox account ever published of the US presidential electoral process in all its madness and corruption.In 1972 Hunter S. Thompson, the creator and king of Gonzo journalism, covered the US presidential campaign for Rolling Stone magazine alongside the establishment newsmen of Washington. The result is a classic piece of subversive reportage and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • First Among Equals

    Australia’s Prime Ministers from Barton to Turnbull

    Since Federation in 1901, 29 people have served in the position of Australian prime minister. Some have had the position thrust upon them. Some have schemed their way to the top. Four have served more than once. Three have died in office. Seven have been dumped by their own party. This pocket reference tells each one’s story. ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Insane Clown President

    Dispatches from the American Circus

    by Matt Taibbi ...
    *One of the most important voices in contemporary American journalism - IndependentMatt Taibbi is one of the few journalists in America who speaks truth to power - Bernie SandersMatt Taibbi is the best polemic journalist in America - Felix Salmon*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"The thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake, it's more like the opposite, l... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Making of Donald Trump

    **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER that first revealed the Russia connectionThe culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, this in-depth report by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at the mogul's rise to prominence --- and, now, ultimate power**Covering the long arc of Trump’s career, Johnston tells the full story of how ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Flirting With Scandal: Capital Confessions 1

    Book 1 - Capital Confessions
    From the author of Next Year In Havana, a Reese Witherspoon's Book Club pick!A tantalising series that lovers of Scandal, House of Cards, and fans of Kristen Proby and Lauren Layne will be unable to resist. Prepare to be addicted to the love stories, seduction, secrets and lies in the city of scandal...Welcome to Washington, D.C., city of scandal, where no secret stays hidden for long...<... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Devil's Bargain

    Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising

    by Joshua Green ...
    The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump—the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.Based on dozens of interviews conducted over six ... Read more

    $15.99 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

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Rudd Rebellion

    The Campaign to Save Labor

    by Bruce Hawker ...
    This is a fascinating account of one of the most challenging political campaigns Australia has ever seen. From the detailed war-gaming of potential political outcomes to the nail-biting lead-up to the polls. . . what really happened on that campaign trail? How did Rudd resume the prime ministership? Did his ultimate push come too late, or was saving the furniture the best the ALP could hope for ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Race of a Lifetime

    How Obama Won the White House

    Forget everything you think you know about the making of the most powerful man on the planet. President Barack Obama's triumph was not inevitable: it was the end product of a brilliant, calculated, convention-defying political campaign. In a race that will be talked about for years to come, he faced down his rivals with ruthless focus and efficiency.Race of a Lifetime is the gripping inside story ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD