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  • She Said

    The true story of the Weinstein scandal

    *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CAREY MULLIGAN AND ZOE KAZAN*'Explosive' Margaret Atwood'Seismic' Observer'Brilliant' Nigella Lawson'Gripping' Jon RonsonA FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, DAILY TELEGRAPH, METRO AND ELLE BOOK OF THE YEAROn 5 October 2017,the New York Times published... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber ...
    'Spectacular and terrifyingly true' Owen Jones'Thought-provoking and funny' The TimesUp to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it.In the early twentieth century, people prophesied that technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks and driving flying cars. Instead, something ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Planet Jackson

    Power, Greed and Unions

    Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured bitter personal attacks from enemies in the Labor Party and the union movement.But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse?This is the real HSU story. The ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Fights of My Life

    Greg Combet has been central to some of the biggest public struggles of our time - on the waterfront, the collapse of an airline, compensation for asbestos victims, the campaign against unfair workplace laws and then climate change. From an idyllic childhood on the Minchinbury estate in the western suburbs of Sydney, Combet's world changed dramatically with the early death of his wine-maker father ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Brilliant Boy

    Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

    by Gideon Haigh ...
    Longlisted for the 2022 Indie Book AwardsChosen as a ‘Book of the Year’ in The Australian, The Australian Financial Review and The Australian Book Review.In a quiet Sydney street in 1937, a seven year-old immigrant boy drowned in a ditch that had filled with rain after being left unfenced by council workers. How the law should deal with the trauma of the family’s loss was one of the most complex ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Eureka: The story of Australia's most famous rebellion

    by Jill Blee ...
    On 3 December 1854 a bloody battle between gold miners, soldiers and police raged for fifteen minutes at the Eureka Lead in Ballarat. But this brief conflict, which had been brewing for years, would have momentous consequences overturning the accepted social order and bringing democracy to Victoria. EUREKA introduces you to the people and events that shaped this key moment in Australias history. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Communist Manifesto

    In 1847, while in Brussels, the German Communist League asked Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx to draft a pamphlet on the principles of communism. It was published in 1848 under the title Manifesto of the Communist Party, and in it, Marx and Engels discuss the basic communist theories on society, economics, class struggles and politics.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Death of Holden

    The bestselling account of the decline of Australian manufacturing

    Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia (Qantas being another). The closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Utopia of Rules

    On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

    by David Graeber ...
    From the author of the international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our livesWhere does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And is it really a cipher for state violence?To answer these questions, the anthropologist David Graeber—one of ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Can't Even

    How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

    An incendiary examination of burnout - what got us here, the pressures that sustain it and the need for drastic changeAre you tired, stressed and trying your best but somehow it's never enough?Does your job seep into your evenings and your home life creep into your work?Does the bottom half of your To Do list feel unreachable?This is burnout and it is affecting how we work, parent, socialise and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa’s Wealth

    by Tom Burgis ...
    Overseas Press Club Award Winner 2016A shocking investigative journey into the way the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, ‘The Looting Machine’ explores the dark underbelly of the global economy.Africa: the world’s poorest continent and, arguably, its richest. While accounting for just 2 percent of global GDP, it is home to 15 per cent of the planet’s crude oil, 40 per cent of its gold and 80 ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Work

    A History of How We Spend Our Time

    by James Suzman ...
    _______________'A fascinating exploration that challenges our basic assumptions of what work means' - Yuval Noah Harari'There is eminently underlinable stuff on most pages ... Fascinating' - The Times'One of those few books that will turn your customary ways of thinking upside down' - Susan Cain'Illuminating' - New Statesman_______________</s... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Capitalism on a Ventilator

    The Impact of COVID-19 in China & the U.S.

    In January 2020, China alerted major international scientific bodies about the eruption of a dangerous new virus and heavily promoted basic precautions. U.S. politicians and corporate media ridiculed and ignored the warnings.Washington ramped up its policy of racist propaganda, military encirclement, trade war and sanctions. The consequence, tens of thousands of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. – the ... Read more

    $19.06 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Working

    People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

    by Studs Terkel ...
    A Pulitzer Prize winner interviews workers, from policemen to piano tuners: “Magnificent . . . To read it is to hear America talking.” —The Boston GlobeA National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestsellerStuds Terkel’s classic oral history Working is a compelling look at jobs and the people who do them. Consisting of over one hundred interviews with everyone from a gravedigger to a studio ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Last Spike

    The Great Railway, 1881-1885

    by Pierre Berton ...
    In the four years between 1881 and 1885, Canada was forged into one nation by the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Last Spike reconstructs the incredible story of how some 2,000 miles of steel crossed the continent in just five years — exactly half the time stipulated in the contract. Pierre Berton recreates the adventures that were part of this vast undertaking: the railway on the ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Dirty Work

    Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality

    by Eyal Press ...
    A compelling investigation into the phenomenon of dirty work – labour that society considers essential, but morally compromised.A New Statesman Book of the Year'This book will prompt a public reckoning with inequality in work' Michael J. Sandel'A scathing and thoughtful book about labor and principles' Rebecca Solnit'A writer in the tradition of George Orwell and Martha Gellhorn' Corey Robin</s... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • American Prison

    A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

    by Shane Bauer ...
    **An enraging, necessary look at the private prison system, and a convincing clarion call for prison reform.” —NPR.orgNew York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 * One of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2018 * Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize * Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism * Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award * A ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The War on Normal People

    The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

    by Andrew Yang ...
    The New York Times bestseller from CNN Political Commentator and 2020 former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, this thought-provoking and prescient call-to-action outlines the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income (UBI), to stabilize our economy amid rapid technological change and automation.The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Hired

    Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

    Longlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2019____________The Times Round-up of the Best Non-fiction Paperbacks, 2019TheTimes Best Current Affairs and Big Ideas Book of the Year, 2018**'A very discomforting book, no matter what your politics might be... very good' Sunday Times'Potent, disturbing and revelatory' Evening Standard</e... ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917

    by Michael Punke ...
    From the #1 international bestselling author of The Revenant – the book that inspired the award-winning movie – comes the remarkable true story of the worst mining disaster in American history.In 1917, the lives of a company of miners changed forever when the underground labyrinth of tunnels in which they worked burst into flames. Within an hour, more than four hundred men would be locked in a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Precariat

    The New Dangerous Class

    This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on book presents the Precariat – an emerging class, comprising the rapidly growing number of people facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meaning to their lives.Guy Standing argues that this class is producing instabilities in ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • On Fairness

    by Sally McManus ...
    series On Series
    Most of us believe in fairness. Why then do we have creeping inequality in the land of the fair go?The answer lies in stagnant wage rises, gender pay inequity, insecure work and the lack of real opportunities for all while corporations are still consuming large profits and executives claim record bonuses.Sally McManus confronts these truths every day. In On Fairness, she explores the true cost of ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Janesville

    An American Story

    by Amy Goldstein ...
    * Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * **Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize ***800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2017 * An Economist Best Book of 2017 * A Business Insider Best Book of 2017 *“A g... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The End of Burnout

    Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives

    Going beyond the how and why of burnout, a former tenured professor combines academic methods and first-person experience to propose new ways for resisting our cultural obsession with work and transforming our vision of human flourishing.Burnout has become our go-to term for talking about the pressure and dissatisfaction we experience at work. But in the absence of understanding what burnout means ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD