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  • Nuclear War

    The bestselling non-fiction thriller

    The Sunday Times bestselling edge-of-your-seat non-fiction thriller, perfect for readers of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham.'Essential' New York Times'A stomach-clenching, multi-perspective, ticking-clock, geopolitical thriller'</strong... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The White Pill

    A Tale of Good and Evil

    The Russian Revolution was as red as blood. The Bolsheviks promised that they were building a new society, a workers’ paradise that would change the nature of mankind itself. What they ended up constructing was the largest prison that the world had ever seen, a Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that spanned half the globe. It was a country where people's lives meant nothing, less than nothing ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ravenous

    How to get ourselves and our planet into shape

    Shortlisted for the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2023THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**A Waterstones Best Book of 2023'Brilliant - a must read' Tim Spector**'Ravenous is a truly important book ... we need a food revolution to ensure children don't go hungry, eat right, and reach their potential' Tom KerridgeThe food system is no longer simply a means of sustenance. It is one of... ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $13.99 AUD

  • One-Dimensional Man

    Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society

    Originally published in 1964, One-Dimensional Man quickly became one of the most important texts in the ensuing decade of radical political change. This second edition, newly introduced by Marcuse scholar Douglas Kellner, presents Marcuse's best-selling work to another generation of readers in the context of contemporary events. ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Toxic

    The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry

    In a triumph of marketing, the Tasmanian salmon industry has for decades succeeded in presenting itself as world’s best practice and its product as healthy and clean, grown in environmentally pristine conditions. What could be more appealing than the idea of Atlantic salmon sustainably harvested in some of the world’s purest waters?But what are we eating when we eat Tasmanian salmon?Richard ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 17 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEARBOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD_______________________________In a life filled wit... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Antisocial

    How Online Extremists Broke America

    From a rising star at The New Yorker, a deeply immersive chronicle of how the optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley set out to create a free and democratic internet - and how the cynical propagandists of the alt-right exploited that freedom to propel the extreme into the mainstream.For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Care Manifesto

    The Politics of Interdependence

    The Care Manifesto puts care at the heart of the debates of our current crisis: from intimate care-childcare, healthcare, elder care-to care for the natural world. We live in a world where carelessness reigns, but it does not have to be this way.The Care Manifesto puts forth a vision for a truly caring world. The authors want to reimagine the role of care in our everyday lives, making it the ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Ultra-Processed People

    Why Do We All Eat Stuff That Isn’t Food … and Why Can’t We Stop?


    $19.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Palace Letters

    The Queen, the governor-general, and the plot to dismiss Gough Whitlam

    A political betrayal.A constitutional crisis.A hidden correspondence.Gough Whitlam was a progressive prime minister whose reign from 1972 proved tumultuous after 23 years of conservative government in Australia. After a second election victory in May 1974, when a hostile Senate refused to vote on his 1975 budget, the political deadlock that ensued culminated in Whitlam’s unexpected and deeply ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Free

    Coming of Age at the End of History

    by Lea Ypi ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE ONDAATJE PRIZE'The best book I read last year by a mile. . . so beautifully written that anyone would be hooked' Laura Hackett, Sunday Times, Best Summer Books'Wonderfully funny and poignant. . . a tale of family secrets and political awakening amid a crumbling regime' Luke Harding, Observer'We never lose our inner freed... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Black Sun

    Based on a true story, the critically acclaimed Soviet thriller

    by Owen Matthews ...
    **'Outstanding' SUNDAY TIMES'A stunning debut thriller . . . utterly terrifying . . . absolutely riveting' DAILY MAIL'Fascinating . . . fearsome' FREDERICK FORSYTH'Enthralling' FINANCIAL TIMES'Thrilling . . . compelling' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIOREHidden deep within central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn't appear on any ... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Oath and Honor: the explosive inside story from the most senior Republican to stand up to Donald Trump

    by Liz Cheney ...
    A gripping first-hand account from inside the halls of Congress as Donald Trump and his enablers betrayed the American people and the Constitution-leading to the violent attack on the Capitol on 6th January 2021-by the House Republican leader who dared to stand up to it.In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and many around him, including certain other elected Republican ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Blue Mind

    How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do

    Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water.Grounded in cutting-edge studies in neurobiology, cognitive psychology, economics, and medicine, and made real by ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Marxism and America

    New appraisals

    In Marxism and America, an accomplished group of scholars reconsiders the relationship of the United States to the theoretical tradition derived from Karl Marx. In brand new essays that cover the period from the nineteenth century, when Marx wrote for American newspapers, to the present, when a millennial socialism has emerged inspired by the presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders, the ... Read more

    $140.99 AUD

  • Then Everything Changed

    Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reaga n

    The New York Times bestseller from Jeff Greenfield, the renowned CBS News senior political correspondent and veteran of CNN and ABC news, offering an alternative history of America. These things are true: * In December 1960, a suicide bomber paused when he saw the young President-elect John F. Kennedy's family come to the door to wave good-bye.... * In June 1968, Robert F. Kennedy declared victory ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Meaning of Marxism

    by Paul D'Amato ...
    “In [D’Amato’s] able hands, Marxist politics come alive and leap before us, pointing a way toward a better world. It’s a knockout.”—Dave Zirin, author of What’s My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United StatesIn this lively and accessible introduction to the ideas of Karl Marx, with historical and contemporary examples, D’Amato argues that Marx’s ideas of globalization, oppression, and ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Apocalypse Never

    Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

    Now a National Bestseller!Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem.Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Berlin Wall

    13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989

    The appearance of a hastily-constructed barbed wire entanglement through the heart of Berlin during the night of 12-13 August 1961 was both dramatic and unexpected. Within days, it had started to metamorphose into a structure that would come to symbolise the brutal insanity of the Cold War: the Berlin Wall.A city of almost four million was cut ruthlessly in two, unleashing a potentially ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Bureaucracy

    Author Ludwig von Mises was concerned with the spread of socialist ideals and the increasing bureaucratization of economic life. While he does not deny the necessity of certain bureaucratic structures for the smooth operation of any civilized state, he disagrees with the extent to which it has come to dominate the public life of European countries and the United States. The author's purpose is to ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

    The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises is an investigation into the psychological roots of the anti-capitalistic stance that is widespread in the general populations of the capitalist world. Von Mises suggests various reasons for this mentality, primarily his claim that free competition in the market economy allows no excuses of one's ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Thinkers Against Modernity

    by Keith Preston ...
    The prevailing sentiment of contemporary intellectuals is that the human condition has never been better. History is regarded as lengthy episode of oppression that human beings have gradually but steadily fought to overcome with considerable success. Evidence of these successes that are commonly offered include increased material consumption, better health and longer life expectancy, technological ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Drug Policy

    by Alison Ritter ...
    Taking a multidisciplinary perspective (including public health, sociology, criminology, and political science amongst others) and using examples from across the globe, this book provides a detailed understanding of the complex and highly contested nature of drug policy, drug policy making, and the theoretical perspectives that inform the study of drug policy. It draws on four different ... Read more

    $73.99 AUD

  • 21st-Century Virtues

    How They Are Failing Our Democracy

    Series series In the National Interest
    Authenticity. Vulnerability. Humility. Transparency. These are some of the 21st-century virtues proselytised by mindset gurus, paraded (if not practised) by big corporations, and lauded by professionals on LinkedIn. The quest for authenticity, for example, is central to progressive campaigns for greater diversity and inclusion, while our political and business leaders are highest praised if they ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD