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The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race

The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race

David Marr

Pauline Hanson is not alone out there. A million votes are in play. Strategists in both Labor and the Coalition are asking, what can we give them? At stake are the progressive hopes of most Australians, hopes held hostage more...

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder

In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people and established rule by an elite with a monopoly on...

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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis.

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At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

Sarah Bakewell

Paris, near the turn of 1932-3. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a...

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Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal

Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal

George Megalogenis

What has gone wrong with our politics? And what does our government need to do so that Australia is not globalisation's next victim? Balancing Act is a passionate look at the politics of change and renewal, and a bold call for...

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

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

Jonathan Chait

An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents.

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The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry is 'something of an anachronism'. He began his life as the old times and the last of the old-time people were dying out, and continues to this day in the old ways: a team of work horses and a pencil are his preferred...

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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World

Brad Stone

The world is changing right before our eyes. This great wave, sparked by smartphones and high speed internet, has really just started. It has minted not just a new set of winners and losers but turned San Francisco into an...

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They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter

Wesley Lowery

A deeply reported book on the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, offering unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America, and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it In over a year of...

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Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful

Nothing but a Circus: Misadventures Among the Powerful

Daniel Levin

In this eye-opening exploration of the human weaknesses for power, Daniel Levin takes us on a hilarious journey through the absurd world of our global elites, drawing unforgettable sketches of some of the puppets who stand guard,...

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A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

Michael D'Antonio

In A Consequential President, Michael D'Antonio tallies Barack Obama's long record of achievement, both his major successes and less-noticed ones that nevertheless contribute to his legacy. Obama's greatest achievement came as he...

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Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Becky Bond, Zack Exley

Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution.

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The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Graeme Wood

A radical rethinking of what ISIS is and what it really wants From Graeme Wood, author of the explosive Atlantic cover story What ISIS Really Wants, comes the definitive book on the history, psychology, character, and aims of...

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Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus

Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the American Circus

Matt Taibbi

From the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the aimless Hillary Clinton campaign, across the wilting media coverage and the trampled legacy of Obama, this is the story of ordinary voters forced to bear witness to the whole...

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The Meaning of Michelle

The Meaning of Michelle

Veronica Chambers

Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what Michelle Obama means to our culture. The Meaning of...

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Crocs in the Cabinet: Northern Territory Politics - An Instruction Manual on How Not to Run a Government

Crocs in the Cabinet: Northern Territory Politics - An Instruction Manual on How Not to Run a Government

Ben Smee, Chistopher A. Walsh

This may read like a satire, but it is all true. These are stories you couldn't make up. It is an instruction manual on how NOT to run a government.

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Letters to a Young Muslim

Letters to a Young Muslim

Omar Saif Ghobash

In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a...

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