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  • Lies and Falsehoods

    The Morrison Government and the New Culture of Deceit

    by Bernard Keane ...
    series The Crikey Read
    Lies and Falsehoods: The Morrison Government and The New Culture of Deceit by well-known political journalist Bernard Keane combines Crikey's eye-opening dossier of Scott Morrison's documented lies with Keane's insightful take on why deceivers dominate in the new era of politics. This book is the first in The Crikey Read series by Crikey and Hardie Grant Books.All politicians lie. They twist the ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Dopesick

    soon to be a major TV series on Disney+

    by Beth Macy ...
    Now a major TV series on Disney+'A shocking investigation ... Dopesick is essential' The Times'Unfolds with all the pace of a thriller' Observer'A deep – and deeply needed – look into the troubled soul of America' Tom Hanks'Essential reading' New York TimesBeth Macy reveals the disturbing truth behind America's opioid crisis and explains how a nati... ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium

    by Martin Gurri ...
    In the words of economist and scholar Arnold Kling, Martin Gurri saw it coming. Technology has categorically reversed the information balance of power between the public and the elites who manage the great hierarchical institutions of the industrial age: government, political parties, the media.The Revolt of the Public tells the story of how insurgencies, enabled by digital devices and a vast ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Uninhabitable Earth

    A Story of the Future

    ****SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**'An epoch-defining book' Matt Haig'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this' David Sexton, Evening StandardSelected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, Spectator and New StatesmanA Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019Longlisted for the PEN / E.O. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Line of Duty - The Real Story of British Police Corruption

    'I'm interested in one thing and one thing only, and that's catching bent coppers.'Line of Duty: The Real Story is an astonishing exposé from inside the secret world of police corruption, starring a cast of twisted cops more chilling than all four H's put together. These characters operate well outside the letter of the law, inhabiting a murky, amoral world, leaving chaos in their wake.Who are the ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Lethal Force

    My Life As the Met’s Most Controversial Marksman

    by Tony Long ...
    Tony Long was the best ‘shot’ the Met ever had. Under the codename ‘Echo 7’, he was ‘licenced to kill’ bringing down scores of targets, sometimes with deadly force. In 1985 he opened fire on a suspect to save a four-year-old girl whose mother had been stabbed to death by her assailant. Two years later he was involved in another high profile shooting while confronting three armed criminals. On both ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Communist Manifesto

    with an introduction by Yanis Varoufakis

    by Karl Marx ...
    The Communist Manifesto is a timeless classic providing intelligent insight into socialism, communism and today’s group identity politics.This pocket edition includes a new introduction by the economist and bestselling author of Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis.The Communist Manifesto was first published in London in 1848, by two young men in their late twenties. Its impact reverberated across ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Value of Everything

    Making and Taking in the Global Economy

    WINNER OF THE 2019 MADAME DE STAËL PRIZE AND THE 2018 LEONTIEF PRIZE FOR ADVANCING THE FRONTIERS OF ECONOMIC THOUGHTSHORTLISTED FOR THE FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight.In modern capitalism, value-extraction is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Cry from the Deep

    The Sinking of the Kursk, the Submarine Disaster That Riveted the World and Put the New Russia to the Ultimate Test

    by Ramsey Flynn ...
    A gripping account of the disastrous Russian submarine explosion that killed the entire crew, devastated the Russian people, and defined Vladimir Putin's post–Cold War regime.What were Russian officials thinking when they waited 48 hours to acknowledge their most prized submarine was in trouble? Why did they track the desperate tappings of an unknown number of trapped sailors without sending an ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Power Worshippers

    Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

    For readers of Democracy in Chains and Dark Money, a revelatory investigation of the Religious Right's rise to political power.For too long the Religious Right has masqueraded as a social movement preoccupied with a number of cultural issues, such as abortion and same-sex marriage. In her deeply reported investigation, Katherine Stewart reveals a disturbing truth: this is a political movement that ... Read more

    $23.86 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

  • Hush, Little Baby

    by Shane Dunphy ...
    Five heart-stopping true stories of terror and triumph, told by the man who tried to make life better for these troubled children ...Clive, a thirteen-year-old victim of terrifying demonic visions, tells frightening stories of abuse and imprisonment. Could they be genuine?Patrick, twelve, bravely setting out to find the truth about his birth family - however painful it may be ...Six-year-old ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Luck of Politics

    True Tales of Disaster and Outrageous Fortune

    by Andrew Leigh ...
    A delightful look at chance and outrageous fortuneIn 1968, John Howard missed out on winning the state seat of Drummoyne by just 420 votes. Howard reflects: ‘I think back how fortunate I was to have lost.’ It left him free to stand for a safe federal seat in 1974 and become one of Australia’s longest-serving prime ministers.In The Luck of Politics, Andrew Leigh weaves together numbers and stories ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

    by Paul Kennedy ...
    WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZEPaul Kennedy’s international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might.Kennedy’s masterwork begins in the year 1500, at a time of various great centres of power including Minh China, the Ottomans, the rising Mughal state, the nations of Europe. But it was the latter which, through competition, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How To Be A Liberal

    The Story of Freedom and the Fight for its Survival

    by Ian Dunt ...
    ‘A tour de force.’ – THE SECRET BARRISTER‘Clear-eyed and hard-headed. His defence of liberalism is political writing at its most urgent and engaging.’ – NICK COHEN, OBSERVER COLUMNIST‘Dunt’s gift for making complicated issues comprehensible is second to none. Courageous.’ – JAMES O’BRIEN, LBCThe authoritarian right is taking control. From Viktor Orban in Hungary, to Brexit in Britain, to D... ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.'21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book' Adam KayHow can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Law, Literature and the Power of Reading

    Literalism and Photography in the Nineteenth Century

    by Suneel Mehmi ...
    At the intersection of law, literature and history, this book interrogates how a dominant contemporary idea of law emerged out of specific ideas of reading in the nineteenth century. Reading shapes our identities. How we read shapes who we are. Reading also shapes our conceptions of what the law is, because the law is also a practice of reading. Focusing on the works of key Victorian writers ... Read more

    $69.40 AUD

  • Finding My Place

    From Cairo to Canberra - the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman

    by Anne Aly ...
    From Cairo to Canberra -- the irresistible story of an irrepressible woman'Anne Aly's ... influence will be felt for years to come ... It sinks in how significant she may be to public life.' -- The Good WeekendIn 2016, Anne Aly was the first Australian Muslim woman, the first Egyptian-born woman and the first counter-terrorism expert to be elected to federal parliament. She was also most probably ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Second

    Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America

    From the New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, an unflinching, critical new look at the Second Amendment-and how it has been engineered to deny the rights of African Americans since its inception.In The Second, historian and award-winning, bestselling author of White Rage Carol Anderson powerfully illuminates the history and impact of the Second Amendment, how it was designed, and how ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Two Children Behind A Wall

    In 1984, Catherine Laylle, a Frenchwomen living in London, met and married a German medical student, Dieter. The couple had two sons, Alexander and Constantin. When, however, at Dieter's insistence, they moved back to his home town in Germany, the marriage began to fall apart. Dieter refused to get a job, Catherine found living with his family oppressive and eventually, she returned to London with ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The New Economics

    A Manifesto

    by Steve Keen ...
    In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the wall of Wittenberg church. He argued that the Church’s internally consistent but absurd doctrines had pickled into a dogmatic structure of untruth. It was time for a Reformation.Half a millennium later, Steve Keen argues that economics needs its own Reformation. In Debunking Economics, he eviscerated an intellectual church – neoclassical economics ... Read more

    $53.99 AUD

  • Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade

    by Sophie Hayes ...
    He’d been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn’t know him at all…When everything seemed to be falling apart in Sophie’s life, she was thankful for her friend Kas, who was always at the end of a phone, ready to listen and to offer comfort and advice.Her father’s cold dislike of her and then her parents’ divorce had left her with a deep distrust of men. But, ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Stranger

    Now a major Netflix show

    by Harlan Coben ...
    The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar, or a parking lot, or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.Adam Price has a lot to lose: a comfortable marriage to a beautiful woman, two wonderful sons, and all the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD