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A delightful and original look at the role of chance and outrageous fortune when it comes to politics - with a strong Australian focus.The Luck of Politics is full of amazing and interesting fa... read more

The Luck of Politics: True Tales of Disaster and Outrageous Fortune
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Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? In The Great Divide, Joseph E Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this... read more

Great Divide
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When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010, releasing millions of top secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly dictato... read more

Wikileaks Files - The World According to US Empire
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People have many good reasons to want a decent public education system, to want a well-funded health system, and to live in a society where there is less disparity between the rich and the poor. What is not always clear is that, almost wi... read more

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In the early 1970s, two titans of Australian and American politics, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and President Richard Nixon, clashed over the end of the Vietnam war and the shape of a new Asia. A rela... read more

Unholy Fury the US Alliance and the Whitlam-Nixon Crisis
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Power is the only measure of a politician that matters. How they win power. How they wield power. How they lose power. Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of pol... read more

Catch and Kill: The Politics of Power
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Beset by spin and the battle to win each news cycle, contemporary politics is mired in short-term thinking. Too little time is given to considering creative ways in which we could tackle key issues - a lagging edu... read more

Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment
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In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on a personal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the ... read more

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Out of the failures of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring and Syria, a new threat emerges. While Al Qaeda is weakened, new jihadi movements, especially ISIS, are starting to emerge. In military operat... read more

Rise of Islamic State ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution
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Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeti... read more

Advanced Australia the Politics of Ageing
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With an exclusive introduction by the acclaimed Harvard historian Naomi Oreskes, this is the complete text of the landmark encyclical letter by Pope Francis that has 'rocked the internation... read more

Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home
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The author of "The French", "Happiness" and "A History of French Passions" writes about the history of human feelings, habits, emotions and perceptions across time. From Vikings and Aztecs to contemporary hypochondriacs, f... read more

Intimate History of Humanity, An
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Shah Of Shahs
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Graham Freudenberg, Australia's greatest speechwriter, says "the Australian Labor Party was built on speeches." This book brings together great Labor speeches which give voice to the party's endu... read more

For The True Believers: Great Labor Speeches That Shaped History
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In The Whitlam Mob, Mungo gives a sharp, witty and very personal account of the main characters of the Whitlam years - from Gough and Margaret to Lionel Murphy, Bill Hayden and Jim Cairns. Due attention is also given to 'the other mob' ... read more

The Whitlam Mob
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Countering the atheist claim that believers are by default violent fanatics and religion is the cause of all major wars, Karen Armstrong demonstrates that religious faith is not inherently violent. In fact... read more

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
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Featuring a new introduction in response to Julia Gillard's memoir, this revised edition brings Paul Kelly's masterpiece on the Rudd-Gillard years up to the present. Drawing on more than sixty on-the-record interviews with all the ma... read more

Triumph and Demise
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The nations of Scandinavia and Finland, or Nordic Europe, continue to provide living proof that economic prosperity can be combined with social equality and environmental responsibili... read more

Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark & Norway
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