George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable 'Treasurer'. As an outspoken defend... read more

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

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For over half a century, noodlemaker Gyalo Thondup has been a familiar figure in the Himalayan hill town of Kalimpong. But it was not until 2010 that the townsfolk discovered his true identity: Gyal... read more

Noodle Maker of Kalimpong: The Untold Story of the Dalai Lama and the Secret Struggle for Tibet

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Colditz Castle is famous as the German prisoner of war camp, subject of a popular TV series in 1980s. It was supposed to impossible to escape from this castle set high on a rocky escarpment, and yet a series of daring, even foolhardy escape plans involving tunnels cut into solid r... read more

Pilgrim Spy

The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrume... read more

Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia

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Pauline: In Her Own Words tracks the seminal speeches and contributions of one Australia's most provocative political figures. The book comprises Pauline Hanson's speeches through the years as she takes back the leadership of One Nation, articulates the policy positio... read more

Pauline: In Her Own Words

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'I emerged from this book feeling better about almost everything... a mosaic of faces building into this extraordinary portrait of our species.' Guardian 'The Ten Types of Humanis a fantastic piece of non-fiction, mixing astonishing real-life cases with the latest s... read more

The Ten Types of Human

Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from constituents. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. This is the story of the profound ways in which they shaped his presidency. Every evening for eight years, at his request, President Oba... read more

To Obama, With Love, Joy, Hate and Despair

From 9/11 to the launch of the iPod, from the creation of 'Gmail' to the 2004 tsunami, from the Enron bankruptcy to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 10 Years That Shook the World is the story of an extraordinary decade. For each year, Loretta Napoleoni presents events not as a chronology but as dispatc... read more

10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001

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The result of the 2016 presidential election was widely thought to be a foregone conclusion: a historic victory for an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced and admired candidate against an opponent seen as not just unelectable but unfit for office. As... read more

The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

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 POLITICS & HISTORY

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--tha... read more

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Patterns of Life)

'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. T... read more

The New Silk Roads: the Present & Future of the World