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  • Democracy For Sale

    Dark Money and Dirty Politics

    by Peter Geoghegan

    The Sunday Times bestseller.'A compulsively readable, carefully researched account of how a malignant combination of rightwing ideology, secretive money (much of it from the US) and weaponisation of social media have shaped contemporary British (and to a limited extent, European) politics ... Remarkable' Observer, Book of the WeekDemocracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

    How Australia Got Compulsory Voting

    by Judith Brett

    It’s compulsory to vote in Australia.We are one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule at election time, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote.Not only that, we embrace it. We celebrate compulsory voting with barbeques and cake stalls at polling stations, and election parties that spill over into Sunday morning.But how did this come to be: when ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • Dark Diversions

    by John Ralston Saul

    Intrigue, prestige, debauchery: Dark Diversions by acclaimed author John Ralston Saul is a black comedy of international proportions.From aristocrats and the privileged circles of New York and Paris to military dictators and the political infighting, double-dealing and corruption or their regimes in Morocco and Haiti, welcome to the world where money and power reside.Through a series of encounters ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The First-Time Manager

    by Jim McCormick

    New managers, young professionals, current managers: excel in your positions faster than ever before using this trusted go-to guide, revised and updated to address the most modern management challenges.As a new manager, you’ve been given a huge opportunity--one you can’t afford to waste through trial and error. This go-to resource teaches first-time managers everything they need to know to tackle ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Blowout

    Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth

    by Rachel Maddow

    **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**A ground-breaking investigation into the oil and gas industry, international corruption and world politics.Oil.Corrupt? Yes.Unimaginably lucrative? Of course.But, the enemy of democracy?Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we've never seen it before, as told by America's m... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Another Now

    Dispatches from an Alternative Present

    by Yanis Varoufakis

    Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires.Imagine if Occupy and Extinction Rebellion actually won.In Another Now world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis shows us what such a world would look like. Far from being a fantasy, he describes how it could have come about - and might yet. But would we really want it?Varoufakis's boundary-breaking new book confounds ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Masters of Mankind

    Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013

    by Noam Chomsky

    In this collection of essays from 1969-2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky exposes the real nature of state power. With unrelenting logic, he holds the arguments of empire up to critical examination and shatters the myths of those who protect the power and privilege of the few against the interests and needs to the many.Covering subjects like 'Human Intelligence and the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Moneyland

    Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back

    by Oliver Bullough

    SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH**SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2019SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR**an ECONOMIST Politics and Current Affairs book of the yearand a DAILY MAIL and TIMES book of the year'You cannot understand power, wealth and poverty without knowing about Moneyland.'Simon Kuper, Ne... ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • The Shadow World

    Inside the Global Arms Trade

    by Andrew Feinstein

    **A gripping and urgent investigation into the secretive world of the global arms trade - from a former member of the African National CongressRevealing the corruption and the cover-ups at the heart of ex-President Jacob Zuma's South Africa**Andrew Feinstein delves behind BAE's controversial transactions in South Africa, Tanzania and eastern Europe and the revolving-door relationships that ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Fall

    The Mystery of Robert Maxwell

    by John Preston

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**A LITERARY HIGHLIGHT FOR 2021 IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER'The best biography yet of the media magnate Robert Maxwell - by turns engrossing, amusing and appalling' Robert Harris, Sunday Times'Electrifying... the supreme chronicler of modern British scandals' Mail on Sunday**From the bestselling author of A Very English Scandal, the... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Westwind

    The classic lost thriller

    by Ian Rankin

    THE CLASSIC LOST THRILLER FROM THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**'Shockingly good' The Sun'A prescient, high-octane thriller' Daily Express'Totally on the money - and ripe for this republication' i Newspaper* * * * ***It always starts with a small lie. That's how you stop noticing the bigger ones.After his friend suspects something strange going on at the satellite facility where ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bewitched & Bedevilled

    Women write the Gillard years

    by Trenoweth and 1 more

    Bewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years is a provocative analysis of Australian attitudes towards Julia Gillard, the nations first female Prime Minister.Featuring a selection of Australias most influential, entertaining and controversial female voices examining the countrys reaction to Gillard and debating the successes and failures of her prime ministership. With essays from ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD

  • A Journey

    by Tony Blair

    In 1997, Tony Blair won the biggest Labour victory in history to sweep the party to power and end eighteen years of Conservative government. He remains the only living Labour leader to have won a general election.He has been one of the most dynamic leaders of modern times; few British prime ministers have shaped the nation's course as profoundly as Blair during his ten years in power, and his ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • He Who Must Be Obeid

    The Untold Story

    by Kate McClymont and 1 more

    Queensland had the Fitzgerald Inquiry and the Moonlight State. New South Wales has Eddie Obeid.Meet Australia's most corrupt politician whose brazen misdeeds were said to be on a scale "unexceeded since the days of the Rum Corps".From the shadows Obeid ran the state as his fiefdom, making and unmaking premiers.His tentacles stretched through all levels of government, encircling almost every ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    by Masha Gessen

    Since coming to power in 1999, Vladimir Putin has ruthlessly seized control of media, exiled or killed political rivals and dismantled Russia's fragile electoral system, transforming Russia once more into a threat to her own people and to the world. Masha Gessen experienced this history first-hand, in the form of death-threats and the murder, exile, and mysterious disappearances of many of her ... Read more

    $15.17 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

    $11.99 AUD

  • Dark Money

    how a secretive group of billionaires is trying to buy political control in the US

    by Jane Mayer

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS, BEST NONFICTIONA LITHUB BOOK OF THE DECADEThe US is one of the largest democracies in the world — or is it?America is experiencing an age of profound economic inequality. Employee protections have been decimated, and state welfare is virtually non-existent, while hedge-fund billionaires are grossly under-taxed and big businesses make astounding pro ... Read more

    $29.80 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

  • 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

  • How Powerful We Are

    Behind the scenes with one of Australia's leading activists

    by Sally Rugg

    'Incisive, blistering and tender. Sally is one of our most valiant warriors.' - Clementine Ford, author of FIGHT LIKE A GIRL and BOYS WILL BE BOYS'Proof that the personal is always political - and love really can save the world.' - Jamila Rizvi, author of NOT JUST LUCKY'Rugg's passion and insight make for a propulsive tale' - Sydney Morning HeraldEven if you're not an activist (yet), at a time ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The President's Keepers

    Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison

    by Jacques Pauw

    Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw exposes the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women. As Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he ... Read more

    $26.61 AUD

  • Post-Truth

    How Bullshit Conquered the World

    by James Ball

    2016 marked the birth of the post-truth era. Sophistry and spin have coloured politics since the dawn of time, but two shock events - the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's elevation to US President - heralded a departure into murkier territory.From Trump denying video evidence of his own words, to the infamous Leave claims of £350 million for the NHS, politics has rarely seen so many stretching the ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Once Upon a Time in Russia

    The Rise of the Oligarchs and the Greatest Wealth in History

    by Ben Mezrich

    A gripping and shocking insight into the lives of Russia’s most famous oligarchs from New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House.Once Upon a Time in Russia is the untold true story of the larger-than-life billionaire oligarchs who surfed the waves of privatization to reap riches after the fall of the Soviet regime: “Godfather of the Kremlin” Boris ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • How the World Works

    by Noam Chomsky

    'The world's greatest public intellectual' ObserverThe essential guide to Chomsky and his brilliant ideas on the global state of affairsAn extraordinary collection of Chomsky's speeches and his interviews with David Barsamian, edited by Arthur Naiman. With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics.Including ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD