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The Trials of Portnoy

The Trials of Portnoy

Patrick Mullins

Fifty years after the event, here is the first full account of an audacious publishing decision that - with the help of booksellers and readers around the country - forced the end of literary censorship in Australia.

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No Return

No Return

Mark Townsend

Five teenage friends leave Brighton to wage jihad in Syria. All except one are killed. This is their untold story.

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The Kennedy Curse

The Kennedy Curse

James Patterson

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel. The Kennedy Curse is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most famous family, as told by the...

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The Road: Uprising in West Papua

The Road: Uprising in West Papua

John Martinkus

Chemical weapons deployed. Choppers taken out. Communications repressed. Tens of thousands of people displaced. The West Papuan independence movement has reignited, and Indonesian troops are cracking down.

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Six Capitals (Updated Edition)

Six Capitals (Updated Edition)

Jane Gleeson-White

This is the story of a 21st century revolution being led by the most unlikely of rebels: accountants

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War for Eternity

War for Eternity

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum

A riveting expose of the hidden philosophical movement that drives the Far Right around the world.

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The Trick

The Trick

William Leith

The problem with money is not that we don't understand it, but that it doesn't understand us...

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Believe Me

Believe Me

Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti

What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change

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Minor Feelings

Minor Feelings

Cathy Park Hong

A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche - and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth.

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The Progress of This Storm

The Progress of This Storm

Andreas Malm

An attack on the idea that nature and society are impossible to distinguish from each other

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A Philosophy of Simple Living

A Philosophy of Simple Living

Jerome Brillaud

Charts the ideas, motivations and practices of simplicity from antiquity to the present day.

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 Special priceA Bigger Picture

A Bigger Picture

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's 29th Prime Minister, tells the remarkable story of his life in this lively political page-turner.

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Planetary Mine

Planetary Mine

Martin Arboleda

Mining and the transformation of capitalist modernity

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The Most Dangerous Man in America

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Steven L. Davis, Bill Minutaglio

Based on freshly uncovered primary sources and new firsthand interviews, The Most Dangerous Man in America is an American thriller that takes readers along for the gonzo ride of a lifetime. 

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How to be Good

How to be Good

Gary Cox

In this instructive, entertaining and often humorous book, Gary Cox, best-selling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, investigates the phenomenon of goodness and what, if anything, it is to be a good...

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 Special priceCapital and Ideology

Capital and Ideology

Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history,...

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More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy

More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy

Philip Coggan

A panoramic history of trade, industry and economic thought, from prehistoric times to the present.

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We Can't Say We Didn't Know

We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know

Sophie McNeill

Dispatches from an age of impunity by the ABCTV award-winning investigative reporter and former foreign correspondent  For more than 15 years, award-winning journalist Sophie McNeill has reported on some of the most...

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City on Fire: The fight for Hong Kong

City on Fire: The fight for Hong Kong

Antony Dapiran

A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the front lines of Hong Kong's revolution.

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Climate Change and the Nation State

Climate Change and the Nation State

Anatol Lieven

A major new book on why the most urgent issue confronting us all needs national solutions.

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The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

Paolo Zellini

A masterful cultural history of mathematics from bestselling Italian mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini.

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The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker

The Precipice: ‘A book that seems made for the present moment’ New Yorker

Toby Ord

The Precipice is a call for a new understanding of our age: a major reorientation in the way we see the world, our history, and the role we play in it.

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Sabotage: The Business of Finance

Sabotage: The Business of Finance

Anastasia Nesvetailova, Ronen Palan

Two star authors show why the financial sector is an 'industry of sabotage', with systemic malpractice at the heart of its business model.

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Party Animals

Party Animals

Samantha Maiden

The Labor Party was the unbeatable favourite to win the 2019 election right up until the polls closed and voters delivered the shock verdict.

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Reverse Cowgirl

Reverse Cowgirl

McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark invents a new genre for another gender: not a memoir but an auto-ethnography of the opacity of the self.    

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Running Against the Devil

Running Against the Devil

Rick Wilson

In this full-throttle playbook for 2020, Rick Wilson, longtime Republican strategist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything Trump Touches Dies, warns Democrats not to make the mistakes that could re-elect the worst...

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Solved!

Solved!

Andrew Wear

Sometimes the solutions are closer than you think. Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. South Korea's average life expectancy...

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Arguing with Zombies

Arguing with Zombies

Paul Krugman

An accessible, compelling introduction to today's major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

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A Very Stable Genius

A Very Stable Genius

Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker

From Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker, both winners of the Pulitzer Prize, shocking new reporting on Donald Trump's unique Presidency and its implications

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Unfree Speech

Unfree Speech

Joshua Wong, Jason Y. Ng, Ai Weiwei

The urgent, first book from global phenomenon Joshua Wong - leader of the Hong Kong protests, Nobel prize nominee and TIME, Forbes and Fortune world leader - who will tell us how he took on the biggest country in the world, and...

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