|Author:||Samantha (ed) Trenoweth|
Bewitched and Bedevilled looks at the reasons Julia Gillard, our first female Prime Minister, was so vehemently attacked, the varied reactions to being a female prime minister, her unfortunate position at the receiving end of a barrage of sexism and misogyny and how much this played a part in her political problems, her pu... read more
In a world of global information flow and almost organic interconnection, the influence of traditional 'government' may be on the wane. For now, this spreads a sense of disconnection. Distrust. A lack of faith. It may soon resolve into a sense of great opportunity a a way, at last, to make politics and government truly respon... read more
In Hearts and Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor, former cabinet minister Chris Bowen writes a passionate clarion call to Labor's heartland, making the powerful argument that the Labor project is far from complete and it is time for a radical program of renewal and reform for the party. Hearts and Minds is a manifesto to sec... read more
|Author:||Mungo Wentworth MacCallum|
With the 2013 race for the Lodge now run and won, who better than Mungo MacCallum to make sense of it all? With wit and insight, Mungo documents the ups and downs of this longest of campaigns. He dissects Labor's self-destructive leadership war, the Coalition's cheap and nasty Broadband Lite, and the plight of our billionaire... read more
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 enduring values and achievements, and place it and its principal figures at the centre of historic events. There are speeches that stir ... read more
Senator Kim Carr is a true believer. He details what the Party stands for in the 21st century. In A Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor he lays out a heartfelt argument about why politics is important in our daily lives and demands our involvement. This is a book from a passionate and pragmatic idealist, which makes the cas... read more
|Author:||Theodore Zeldin (Senior Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford)|
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, from ancient Arab writings to American theories of business management, Zeldin looks at the dilemmas of or... read more
Ron Suskind's book promises to be a bracing international thriller-an ensemble of uranium merchants and panicked diplomats, stealthy Jihadist soldiers and CIA operatives, anxious Muslim children and angry world leaders-a diverse cast of players who will define the struggle between hope and fear in the modern era. Suskind will... read more
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 secrets within the artworks and the processes of their creation. With the gift for maki... read more
|Author:||Geoffrey Robertson, QC|
Geoffrey Robertson's Crimes Against Humanity is a superb and highly influential account of the history of the human rights movement up to the present day. From the French Revolution and the Nuremberg trials to 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, Robertson traces the developing concept of human rights and shows how far we still hav... read more
The world is a battlefield. In this remarkable story from the frontlines of the undeclared battlefields of the War on Terror, journalist Jeremy Scahill documents the new paradigm of American war: fought far from any declared battlefield, by units that do not officially exist, in thousands of operations a month that are never... read more
Former investment banker and economist Brad Orgill believes that Australia is suffering from a crisis of confidence.
Internationally bestselling historian Antonia Fraser's new book brilliantly evokes a key period of pre-Victorian political and social history - the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832. For our inconclusive times, there is an attractive resonance with 1832, with its 'rotten boroughs' of Old Sarum and the disappearing vill... read more
This is the story of one of the most extraordinary episodes in recent Australian political history, of how a powerful media pack, a vicious commentariat and some of those within her own party conspired to bring down Australia's first woman prime minister.
Following from her successful biography The Making of Julia Gillard, here Jacqueline Kent analyses the tumultuous term in office of our first female prime minister. Take Your Best Shot is an insightful and immensely readable account of Gillard's time at the top, and of just how adversarial her environment has been.
The book asks how a nation with the developed world's best economy has a dimmer view of its performance than some of the basket case economies of southern Europe have of their own, and how a country that escaped recession and mass unemployment despite the biggest global downturn since the Great Depression got so down on itsel... read more
There is no doubt: we want to help. The well-documented horrors of extreme poverty around the world have created a moral imperative that people have responded to in their millions. Yet the poverty persists. At a time of unprecedented global prosperity, children are starving to death. Are we not being generous enough? Or is th... read more
In a bold and innovative argument, a rising legal star shows readers how the mass incarceration of a disproportionate number of black men amounts to a devastating system of racial control. This is a terrifying reality that exists in the UK as much as in the US. Despite the triumphant dismantling of the Jim Crow laws, the syst... read more