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  • 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 natio... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Just Mercy

    a story of justice and redemption

    WINNER OF THE 2015 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTIONWINNER OF THE 2015 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZEWINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR BEST NON-FICTIONNow a major motion-picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson.#1 New York Times bestseller, and a widely acclaimed and multi-award–winning book, this is a powerful, true story about the pot... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Longest Decade

    Paul Keating and John Howard altered the nation’s body-clock. Between them, they dominated 30 years of power, as both treasurers and prime ministers. Typically, they have been seen only as antagonists with competing visions of Australia and its place in the world. In The Longest Decade, however, George Megalogenis argues that they also deserve to be seen as the twin architects of the political, ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • The Education of an Idealist

    ‘Her highly personal and reflective memoir … is a must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world’ Barack ObamaTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY:The New York Times • Time • The Economist • The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Times Literary Supplement‘What can one person do?’ In this vibrant, galvanizing memoir, human rights advocate and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • From the Corner of the Oval Office

    One woman’s true story of her accidental career in the Obama White House

    _____________________________‘If you’ve ever felt like you were out of your element, in over your head or working without a net, you will love this book. Funny, fast-paced, and so emotionally true it hurts.’ Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black_____________________________Guidelines for aspiring stenographers:· Neutral tones set the tone· Be discreet and neat – like a libraria... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Warning

    by Anonymous ...
    An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.On September 5, 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell essay and took the rare step of granting its writer anonymity. Described only as "a senior official in the Trump administration," the author provided ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel

    by Kati Marton ...
    ‘An intimate, insightful portrait of an extraordinarily private leader’ WALTER ISAACSON From the bestselling author of Enemies of the PeopleAn intimate and deeply researched account of the extraordinary rise and political brilliance of the most powerful – and elusive – woman in the world.Angela Merkel has always been an outsider. A pastor’s daughter raised in Soviet-controlled East Germany, she ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $11.99 AUD

  • Audacity

    How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

    "An essential starting point for those assessing the Obama presidency.” —Washington MonthlyTwo presidencies later, the time has never been better to revisit the legacy of Barack Obama. In Audacity, New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait makes the unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Obama will be viewed as one of America’s best and most accomplished presidents.Over the course of eight ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Ambassador

    A gripping international thriller

    by Tom Fletcher ...
    Book 1 - The Diplomat Thrillers
    ‘A gripping thriller from the man on the inside. You need to read this.’ Andy McNab‘Tom Fletcher was the ultimate Downing Street operator’ David CameronA global conspiracy. A man on the run. What happens when diplomacy fails?An unputdownable thriller, written with unique insight into the highest levels of diplomacy. From the former ambassador and No.10 foreign policy advisor Tom Fletcher, an ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Recognizing Public Value

    by Mark H. Moore ...
    Moore’s classic Creating Public Value offered advice to managers about how to create public value, but left unresolved the question how one could recognize when public value had been created. Here, he closes the gap by helping public managers name, observe, and count the value they produce and sustain or increase public value into the future. ... Read more

    $79.99 AUD

  • How to Run A Government

    So that Citizens Benefit and Taxpayers Don't Go Crazy

    Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Why is this? And what can we do about it? In this groundbreaking book Michael Barber draws on his wealth of international experience advising political leaders, to show how those in power can make good on their promises.'Refreshingly ruthless ... has an uplifting brio to it' Economist'Michael Barber is a source of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Fourth Revolution

    The Global Race to Reinvent the State

    In The Fourth Revolution, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge ask: what is the state actually for? Their remarkable book describes the three great revolutions in its history, and the fourth which is happening nowIn most of the states of the West, disillusion with government has become endemic. Gridlock in America; anger in much of Europe; cynicism in Britain; decreasing legitimacy everywhere. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Obama

    Obama is a tribute to the rise of a man who became the first African-American and 44th President of the United States of America. President Obama's years of public service are based around his unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose. His story is the American story, values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and ... Read more

    $2.93 AUD

  • The First 90 Days in Government

    Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels

    More than 250,000 public sector managers in the United States take on new positions each year and many more aspire to leadership. Each will confront special challenges-from higher public profiles to a greater number of stakeholders to volatile political environments-that will make their transitions even more challenging than in the business world.Now Michael Watkins, author of the bestselling book ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • The Tim Carmody Affair

    Australia's Greatest Judicial Crisis

    When Tim Carmody was appointed Chief Justice of Queensland by Premier Campbell Newman in 2014, he had been Chief Magistrate for only nine months.It proved to be the most controversial judicial appointment in Australia’s history.Carmody’s elevation plunged the Supreme Court and the legal profession into a bitter conflict with the government and with Carmody himself. How did he come to be appointed ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • For the Record

    by David Cameron ...
    ‘The political memoir of the decade’ Sunday TimesThe referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU is one of the most controversial political events of our times. For the first time, the man who called that vote talks about the decision and its origins, as well as giving a candid account of his time at the top of British politics.David Cameron was Conservative Party leader during the largest ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Live By The Sword: The Secret War Against Castro And The Death Of Jfk

    by Gus Russo ...
    Humiliated at the Bay of Pigs, John and Robert Kennedy sought desperately to eliminate Castro. Their strategies for overthrowing the Cuban leader were so elaborate and bizarre, they could only engender paranoia. Castro openly threatened to retaliate. Pro-Castro agitator Lee Harvey Oswald learned that Robert Kennedy was personally supervising groups plotting against the Cuban leader. Filled with ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Vision Of The Annointed

    Self-congratulation As A Basis For Social Policy

    by Thomas Sowell ...
    One of America’s pre-eminent economists offers a provocative critique of the failures of liberalismIn The Vision of the Anointed, Thomas Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision whose defects ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction

    The United Nations has been called everything from "the best hope of mankind" to "irrelevant" and "obsolete." With this much-needed introduction to the UN, Jussi Hanhimaki engages the current debate over the organizations effectiveness as he provides a clear understanding of how it was originally conceived, how it has come to its present form, and how it must confront new challenges in a rapidly ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Call to Conversion

    Why Faith Is Always Personal but Never Private

    by Jim Wallis ...
    Put Your Faith into ActionA leading voice at the crossroads of faith and politics offers a prophetic appeal for our times: faced with a growing gap between the rich and poor, bombarded by national security alerts that ratchet up our stress levels, taxed by a government that spends billions of dollars on war -- where do we find hope? In this revised and updated edition of his classic, Jim Wallis ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • West Block New Edition

    by Sara Dowse ...
    A timeless classic of Australian gender and federal politics.'Ministers came and went and reappeared, seeking to lay their hands on a splendid prize:the machinery of government.'It is 1977, two years after Australia's constitutional crisis. The bureaucrats in West Block, home of the Prime Minister's department, are recovering from the shock of Gough Whitlam's dismissal.George Harland schemes to ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Five Giants [New Edition]: A Biography of the Welfare State

    A TIMES POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEARA LONGMAN/HISTORY TODAY BOOK OF THE YEARThe award-winning history of the British Welfare State –now fully revised and updated for the 21st Century.‘A masterpiece’ Sunday TimesGiant Want. Giant Disease. Giant Ignorance. Giant Squalor. Giant Idleness.These were the Five Giants that loomed over the post-war reconstruction... ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Keeping Them Honest

    the case for a genuine national integrity commission and other vital democratic reforms

    A revealing and compelling case for the establishment of a strong national anti-corruption body and the enactment of other vital democratic reforms.Over the last few years, instances of the federal government spending taxpayers’ money to gain improper political advantage in elections have continued, with many hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on the Community Sport Infrastructure Program ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Leadership

    Theory and Practice

    Adopted at more than 1,600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 15 different languages!The market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter G. Northouse presents an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter that allows readers to easily compare ... Read more

    $99.99 AUD