Political Book 2013

 Read reviewPolitical Animal

Political Animal

David Marr

Tony Abbott is poised to become the nation's next prime minister and, more than ever, Australian's are asking: what kind of man is he and how might he run the country?David Marr's Political Animal, with its revelation of 'the...

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Dirt Files: A Decade Of Best Australian Political Cartoons

Dirt Files: A Decade Of Best Australian Political Cartoons

Russ Radcliffe

Dirt Files: a decade of Best Australian Political Cartoons will feature the best political cartoons of from 2003 to 2012, thematically reviewing the politics of Australia's 'Longest Decade.

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The Mad Marathon: The Story of the 2013 Election

The Mad Marathon: The Story of the 2013 Election

Mungo MacCallum

This typically fast-paced, hilarious and incisive account follows Canberra's finest in action, from Tony Abbott's hi-vis vest to Julia Gillard's spectacles, with cameo appearances by Simon Crean's Filofax and Peter Slipper's bath...

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Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart

Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart

Aaron Patrick

Australian Financial Review journalist Aaron Patrick takes us behind the scenes of the dying ALP and charts the mistakes, scandals and PR disasters which characterize modern Labor and the simultaneous corrosion of a...

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Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

David Kilcullen

In his third book, David Kilcullen takes us out of the mountains: away from the remote, rural guerrilla warfare of Afghanistan, and into the marginalised slums and complex security threats of the world's coastal cities, where...

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 Special priceBewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years

Bewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years

Samantha Trenoweth

Bewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years is a provocative analysis of Australian attitudes towards the nation's first female Prime Minister. A selection of Australia's most influential, entertaining...

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Dreaming Too Loud

Dreaming Too Loud

Geoffrey Robertson, QC

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The Whitlam Legacy (with dust jacket)

The Whitlam Legacy (with dust jacket)

Troy Bramston

The election of the Whitlam government in 1972 marked a turning point in 20th century Australia. Shaking off the vestiges of two decades of conservative rule, Gough Whitlam brought new ideas, new policies and new people to the...

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 Read reviewThank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service

David Finkel

Suitable for bird-lovers, this book features humorous prose that reveals a man who loves words as well as birds.

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War From The Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat As Politics

War From The Ground Up: Twenty-First-Century Combat As Politics

Emile Simpson

As a British infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles Emile Simpson completed three tours of Southern Afghanistan. Drawing on that experience, and on a range of revealing case studies ranging from Nepal to Borneo,

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 Read reviewForgotten War

Forgotten War

Henry Reynolds

Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it...

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Big Coal

Big Coal

Guy Pearse, David McKnight, Bob Burton

Australias dirtiest habit is its addiction to coal. But is our dependence on it a road to prosperity or a dead end? Are we hooked for life? And who is profiting from our addiction? Former lobbyist and political insider...

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 Read reviewQuarterly Essay 50 Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny

Quarterly Essay 50 Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny

Anna Goldsworthy

In the fiftieth Quarterly Essay, Anna Goldsworthy examines life for women after the gains made by feminism. From Facebook to 50 Shades of Grey, from Girls to gonzo porn, what are young women being told...

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