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  • Battle for the Soul

    Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump

    An award-winning political journalist for The Atlantic tells the inside story of how the embattled Democratic Party, seeking a direction for its future during the Trump years, successfully regained the White House.The 2020 presidential campaign was a defining moment for America. As Donald Trump and his nativist populism cowed the Republican Party into submission, many Democrats—haunted by Hillary ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • Animal Farm

    by George Orwell ...
    Animal Farm is regarded in the literary field as one of the most famous satirical allegories of Soviet totalitarianism. Orwell based the book on events up to and during Joseph Stalin's regime. Orwell, a democratic socialist, and a member of the Independent Labour Party for many years, was a critic of Stalin, and was suspicious of Moscow-directed Stalinism after his experiences in the Spanish Civil ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Quarterly Essay 21 What's Left?

    The Death of Social Democracy

    series Quarterly Essay #21
    In the first Quarterly Essay of 2006, Clive Hamilton throws out a challenge to Australia’s party of social democracy – to both its true believers and right-wing machine men. Will it be business-as-usual and creeping atrophy, or will the Labor Party find a new way of talking to individualistic, affluent Australia?According to Hamilton, Labor and the Left must acknowledge that the social democracy ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • What Happened

    For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Plots and Prayers

    Malcolm Turnbull’s demise and Scott Morrison’s ascension

    by Niki Savva ...
    In an enthralling sequel to her bestselling The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva reveals the inside story of a bungled coup that overthrew the Liberal prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and installed a surprise successor, Scott Morrison, who went on to take the party to a miraculous electoral victory.On 21 August 2018, 35 Liberal MPs cast their vote against Malcolm Turnbull, effectively signalling the end ... Read more

    $21.33 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

  • The Whitlam Mob

    We were a motley mob, we sans-culottes of Canberra …In this vastly entertaining book, Mungo MacCallum captures the spirit of a nation-changing time. He portrays the Whitlam government’s key figures – from Gough and Margaret to Lionel Murphy, Bill Hayden and Jim Cairns – as well as “the other mob” in opposition – Billy McMahon, John Gorton, Malcolm Fraser and many more.The Whitlam Mob addresses ... Read more

    $12.99 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

  • Quarterly Essay 65 The White Queen

    One Nation and the Politics of Race

    by David Marr ...
    series Quarterly Essay #65
    Most Australians despise what Pauline Hanson stands for, yet politics in this country is now orbiting around One Nation.In this timely Quarterly Essay, David Marr looks at Australia’s politics of fear, resentment and race. Who votes One Nation, and why? How much of this is due to inequality? How much to racism? How should the major parties respond to anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim voices? What ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 37 What's Right?

    The Future of Conservatism in Australia

    by Waleed Aly ...
    series Quarterly Essay #37
    Where did the Right go wrong? With the departure of George W. Bush and John Howard, conservative parties in the US and Australia entered a period of turmoil. Foreign affairs, economics, the environment – all were issues to be avoided. Most profoundly, conservatives no longer seemed to have a compelling vision of the future – and arguably still don’t. How did the Right end up in this state? How ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 49 Not Dead Yet

    Labor's Post-Left Future

    by Mark Latham ...
    series Quarterly Essay #49
    With an election looming and criticism of the ALP now a national pastime, Mark Latham considers the future for Labor. The nation has changed, but can the party?With wit and insight, Latham reveals an organisation top-heavy with factional bosses protecting their turf. At the same time Labor’s traditional working-class base has long been eroding. People who grew up in fibro shacks now live in double ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Kennedy Brothers

    The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby

    Eight years apart in age, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the leader-charismatic, ironic, capable of extraordinary growth and reach, yet also reckless. Bobby was the fearless, hardworking Boy Scout-unafraid of dirty work and ruthless about protecting his brother and destroying their enemies. Jack, it was said, was the first Irish Brahman ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • A Very English Scandal

    Now a Major BBC Series Starring Hugh Grant

    by John Preston ...
    The bestselling book that inspired the Bafta-winning BBC dramaCorruption. Blackmail. Conspiracy to murder. A Very English Scandal has all the hallmarks of a classic thriller with one difference. It's all true.In the late 1960s Jeremy Thorp, the charismatic leader of the Liberal Party, was at the height of his political career. But homosexuality had only just been legalized, and a former ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Paul Keating

    the big-picture leader

    by Troy Bramston ...
    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS, BIOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEARPaul Keating: the big-picture leader is the definitive biography of Australia’s 24th prime minister, and the first that Keating has cooperated with in more than two decades.Drawing on around 15 hours of new interviews with Keating, coupled with access to his extensive personal files, this book tells the story of a ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • The Party

    The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers

    China's secret rulers are the elephant in the room. They are the largest political organisation in the world. They control every aspect of Chinese life. And no one discusses them. Until now.Who are they? And how do they operate? Richard McGregor has spent twenty years reporting on this region of the world and he has used all of his experience to uncover the true story of the Chinese Communist ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Bullies

    How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans

    by Ben Shapiro ...
    From the editor-at-large of comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery.While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Listen, Liberal

    or, what ever happened to the party of the people?

    by Thomas Frank ...
    With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, New York Times-bestselling author Thomas Frank exposes how, in the last few decades, the American Left has made an unprecedented shift away from its working-class roots.Financial inequality is one of the biggest political issues of our time: from the Wall Street bail-outs — where bankers still received huge bonuses while thousands of people ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Looking for the Light on the Hill

    modern Labor's challenges

    by Troy Bramston ...
    Today, the Australian Labor Party is in crisis. Reduced to minority government after just one term, and at rock bottom in the opinion polls, the party seems to be at a defining moment in its history. The perception of the federal government is that it can’t deliver, can’t be trusted, can’t communicate what it stands for, and that it is beholden to independents and the Greens. How did it come to ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Inside the Greens

    The Origins and Future of the Party, the People and the Politics

    by Paddy Manning ...
    A penetrating examination of the history and future of the Australian GreensThe re-election of a Coalition government, after a lost decade of policy backflips and leadership volatility, has redrawn the political landscape. With a record quarter of voters abandoning the major parties at the last election, what lies ahead for the Greens, the ‘third force’ in Australian politics? In a nation divided ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • On the Abolition of All Political Parties

    by Simone Weil ...
    Translated by Simon Leys ...
    ‘Political parties are a marvellous mechanism ... If one were to entrust the organisation of public life to the devil, he could not invent a more clever device.’ Here Simon Leys translates for the first time into English an essay by the remarkable Simone Weil – philosopher, activist, mystic – which makes a case for the corrupting effect of political parties on political life, and calls for their ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class

    by Tim Shipman ...
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017#1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘The best political book of the year’ Andrew Marr‘A superb work of storytelling and reporting. Sets new benchmark for the writing of contemporary political history’ GuardianThe only book to tell the full story of how and why Britain voted to leave the EU.This is the acclaimed inside story of the EU referendum in 2016 that takes you ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • It Can't Happen Here

    A novel

    It Can't Happen Here is a semi-satirical 1935 political novel by American author Sinclair Lewis. Published during the rise of fascism in Europe, the novel describes the rise of Buzz Windrip, a populist United States senator who is elected to the presidency after promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and traditional values. After his election, Windrip ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Hit List

    An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination

    Richard Belzer and David Wayne are back to set the record straight after Dead Wrong; this time they’re going to uncover the truth about the many witness deaths tied to the JFK assassination. For decades, government pundits have dismissed these “coincidental” deaths, even regarding them as “myths” as “urban legends.”Like most people, Richard and David were initially unsure about what to make of ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD