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  • Just Mercy

    a story of justice and redemption

    by Bryan Stevenson

    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

    $15.39 AUD

  • In the Thick of It: The Private Diaries of a Minister

    by Alan Duncan

    ‘Sensational … One of the most explosive political diaries ever to be published … As candid, caustic and colourful as the sensational Alan Clark Diaries of the 1990s’ DAILY MAILAs Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Alan Duncan was once described as Boris Johnson’s ‘pooper-scooper’. For two years, he deputised for the then Foreign Secretary, now Prime Minister. Few are more attuned to Boris’s ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Longest Decade

    by George Megalogenis

    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

    $28.04 AUD

  • The Education of an Idealist

    by Samantha Power

    ‘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

    by Beck Dorey-Stein

    _____________________________‘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

    $10.99 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

  • Audacity

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

    by Jonathan Chait

    "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

  • 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

    $82.93 AUD

  • How to Run A Government

    So that Citizens Benefit and Taxpayers Don't Go Crazy

    by Michael Barber

    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

    by Adrian Wooldridge and 1 more

    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

  • 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

  • Obama

    by Christopher Handy

    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

    $3.07 AUD

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

    by Nicholas Timmins

    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

  • 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

    $12.31 AUD

  • The Tim Carmody Affair

    Australia's Greatest Judicial Crisis

    by Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and 2 more

    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

    $12.75 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

  • The United Nations: A Very Short Introduction

    by Jussi M. Hanhimaki

    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

    $13.08 AUD

  • The Art of Public Strategy

    Mobilizing Power and Knowledge for the Common Good

    by Geoff Mulgan

    The strategies adopted by governments and public officials can have dramatic effects on peoples' lives. The best ones can transform economic laggards into trailblazers, eliminate diseases, or sharply cut crime. Strategic failures can result in highly visible disasters, like the shrinking of the Russian economy in the 1990s, or the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. This book is ... Read more

    $69.18 AUD

  • The Decline of America

    100 Years of Leadership Failures

    by David D. Schein

    The Decline of America offers a carefully documented analysis of the last seventeen U.S. presidents. These men, eight Democrats and nine Republicans, have shaped the last 100 years, not only for America, but for the world. Each president is profiled with unsparing scrutiny so we can see where it’s all gone wrong.David Schein follows these critiques by proposing ways to improve America’s outlook ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Soldier of Misfortune: George W. Bush's War in Iraq

    by Steven Greffenius

    Analysis of the war in Iraq as it entered its middle stages in 2004 and 2005. Investigates the war's mistakes, poor reasoning, and catastrophic consequences. Analyzes why the Iraq war was misdirected from the start. Important reading for people interested in the United States' misdirected foreign policy: why the war occurred, how to correct the mistake, what to do as we look ahead. ... Read more

    $1.45 AUD

  • Revival 2.0: How the Obama White House Is Making Its Political Comeback

    by Richard Wolffe

    Revival 2.0 tells the dramatic inside story of how President Obama and his team have regained their footing and learned to fight for their political survival.Bestselling Obama biographer Richard Wolffe (author of Renegade and Revival) follows President Barack Obama and his inner circle (including Valerie Jarrett, David Plouffe, Hillary Clinton, David Axelrod, and Robert Gibbs), from the Democratic ... Read more

    $1.92 AUD

  • A Precariat Charter

    From Denizens to Citizens

    by Prof. Guy Standing

    This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on Standing's immensely influential 2011 book introduced the Precariat as an emerging mass class, characterized by inequality and insecurity. Standing outlined the increasingly global nature of the Precariat as a social phenomenon, especially in the light of the ... Read more

    $36.51 AUD

  • The First 90 Days in Government

    Critical Success Strategies for New Public Managers at All Levels

    by Michael Watkins and 2 more

    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

    $39.37 AUD

  • Tear Down This Myth

    How the Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future

    by Will Bunch

    In this provocative new book, award-winning political journalist Will Bunch unravels the story of how a right-wing cabal hijacked the mixed legacy of Ronald Reagan, a personally popular but hugely divisive 1980s president, and turned him into a bronze icon to revive their fading ideology. They succeeded to the point where all the GOP candidates for president in 2008 scurried to claim his mantle, ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD