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  • The Power of Geography

    Ten Maps that Reveal the Future of Our World – the sequel to Prisoners of Geography

    by Tim Marshall ...
    ***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*'I can't imagine reading a better book this year’ Daily MirrorTim Marshall's global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation’s choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed. But the world has.**In this revelatory new book, Marshall explores ten regions that are set to shape global politics in a ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Why the Germans Do it Better

    Notes from a Grown-Up Country

    by John Kampfner ...
    ***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***BOOK OF THE YEAR IN GUARDIAN, ECONOMIST & NEW STATESMAN'Excellent and provocative... a passionate, timely book.' Sunday Times'A fine new book... thoughtful, deeply reported and impeccably even-handed.' The TimesEmerging from a collection of city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much... ... Read more

    $11.65 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 - and the perfect gift this Christmas!'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 ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Checkpoint Charlie

    The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

    'As convoluted and deadly as the plot of a novel by John le Carre, but all too real' Daily Mail, Must Reads'With a gripping narrative and vivid interviews with those on all sides whose lives were directly affected by that grim symbol of the East-West divide that poisoned Europe for almost half a century, [MacGregor] has made an important contribution to the history of our times' Jonathan Dimbleby ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • My Story

    by Julia Gillard ...
    'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.'On Wednesday 23 June 2010, with the government in turmoil, Julia Gillard asked Prime Minister Kevin Rudd for a leadership ballot.The next day, Julia Gillard became Australia's 27th prime minister, and our first ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

    by Ronan Farrow ...
    A book for anyone interested to know more about how the world really works by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow.‘This is one of the most important books of our time.’ Walter Isaacson ‘A masterpiece’ Dan Simpson, Post-Gazette THE NEW YORK TIMES #3 BESTSELLERUS foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America’s place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Fascism: A Warning

    The #1 NYT BESTSELLERA personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state.“There is priceless wisdom on every page.” Kirkus Starred reviewA Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, ‘is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

    by H.R. McMaster ...
    From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor during Trump’s administration, a bold assessment of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges of our age.There has been a shift in power since the end of the Cold War. In Battlegrounds, bestselling author, commander, scholar and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster examines the rising strength of Russia and ... Read more

    $16.99 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

  • The Looming Tower

    Al Qaeda's Road to 9/11

    THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR NEW TV SERIESThis is the definitive account of the run-up to 9/11: from the man who lit the spark of radical Islam in 1948, to those who built up a terror network, and to the FBI agent whose warnings of 'something big' coming were ignored until the Twin Towers fell.'The Looming Tower is a thriller. And it's a tragedy, too' The New York Times'The ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • George Orwell: Fifty Essays

    and twenty photos

    by George Orwell ...
    Now you can get all the best Orwell essays in one book. No need to buy individual essays. These are fascinating essays. Unafraid to speak his mind, Orwell presents some real vision during the years before, during and after World War 2. These are must-read essays!   And to boot, you are getting 20 photos! Complete with a Table of Contents THE SPIKE (1931) A HANGING (1931) BOOKSHOP MEMORIES (1936 ... Read more

    $2.90 AUD

  • Blood Year

    Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror

    We’re now in the fifteenth year since 9/11 and, horrible though it is to contemplate, we may be nowhere close to the end of the War on Terror. For a while, it looked like things were improving: we were getting on top of the threat. But that was before ISIS began crucifying children, before the Taliban swept back out of the mountains to seize the cities, before the bodies of asylum-seekers began ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Iron Curtain

    The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56

    At the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union unexpectedly found itself in control of a huge swathe of territory in Eastern Europe. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to a completely new political and moral system: communism. In Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Divided by History

    Roots of Sudanese Conflict

    by Peter Dixon ...
    Do you wonder how the past affects today’s violent conflict?Tragic turmoil in Sudan and South Sudan reminds us how fragile peace can be.Sudanese civil wars were not ended by formation of a new state. Violence has continued in South Sudan and we see today that the North is by no means peaceful.Current politics matter. Yet the origins of today’s violence stretch back into past centuries. And much of ... Read more

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  • The Taliban Shuffle

    strange days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    by Kim Barker ...
    A true-life Catch-22 set in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by one of the region’s longest-serving correspondents.Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent — she is candid, self-deprecating, and funny. At first an awkward newbie in Afghanistan, she grows into a wisecracking, seasoned reporter with grave concerns about the ability of US might to win hearts ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • Dead Aid

    Why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa

    by Dambisa Moyo ...
    We all want to help. Over the past fifty years $1 trillion of aid has flowed from Western governments to Africa, with rock stars and actors campaigning for more. But this has not helped Africa. It has ruined it.Dambisa Moyo's excoriating and controversial book reveals why millions are actually poorer because of aid, unable to escape corruption and reduced, in the West's eyes, to a childlike state ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Shock Doctrine

    The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

    by Naomi Klein ...
    'Impassioned, hugely informative, wonderfully controversial, and scary as hell' John le CarréAround the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors.Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 68 Without America

    Australia in the New Asia

    by Hugh White ...
    series Quarterly Essay #68
    America is fading, and China will soon be the dominant power in our region. What does this mean for Australia’s future?In this controversial and urgent essay, Hugh White shows that the contest between America and China is classic power politics of the harshest kind. He argues that we are heading for an unprecedented future, one without an English-speaking great and powerful friend to keep us ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Man in the Red Coat

    by Julian Barnes ...
    *SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS 2020*'A bravura performance, highly entertaining' Evening StandardThe Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi.In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Revenge of Geography

    What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.Bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Inside the Middle East

    Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth

    by Avi Melamed ...
    Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than thirty years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely-accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region-to answer how the Arab world got to this point, what is currently happening, what the ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The River of Lost Footsteps

    by Thant Myint-U ...
    Burma is currently ruled by a harsh dictatorship unmoved by Western activists and sanctions. It is also the sight of the longest-running conflict in the world. Drawing both on his own family's stories and his years of hands-on political experience working with the United Nations, Thant Myint-U has written an illuminating account of how Burma's rich past informs its violent present, and of how the ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • And Then All Hell Broke Loose

    Two Decades in the Middle East

    by Richard Engel ...
    A major New York Times bestseller by NBC’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel—this riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen close up “should be required reading” (Booklist, starred review).In 1997, young Richard Engel, working freelance for Arab news sources, got a call that a busload of Italian tourists was massacred at a Cairo museum. This is ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD