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  • 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
    21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
    HARARI YUVAL NOAH
    ISBN: 9781787330870
    Title: 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
    Author: HARARI YUVAL NOAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ** FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS and HOMO DEUS **

    Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world's most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $29.99
  • 50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886757
    Title: 50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From Michael Porter to Lazslo Bock, from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team to Creativity Inc., here are the 50 most important titles on organizational and personal success.

    50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business ideas such as the rise of the tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Katherine Graham as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in:
    Entrepreneurship
    Leadership
    Management
    Strategy
    Business history
    Personal development
    Technology and innovation

    Summarising the smartest thinking for today's professional success this book will provide inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886733
    Title: 50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Understand the greatest books in Economics with the latest volume in the bestselling 50 Classics series.

    Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.

    50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's WEALTH OF NATIONS to Thomas Piketty's bestseller CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781473655430
    Title: 50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The greatest politics books distilled. Part of the relaunch of the bestselling 50 Classics series.

    From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 POLITICS CLASSICS distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 9780571349685
    9780571349685
    ALBRIGHT MADELEINE
    ISBN: 9780008282271
    Title: 9780571349685
    Author: ALBRIGHT MADELEINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: APRIL 2018 NEW RELEASE

    A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today's world, written by one of America's most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state.

    A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, ‘is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.'

    The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions of innocent people dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright, draws on her own experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that very assumption.

    Fascism, as Albright shows, not only endured through the course of the twentieth century, but now presents a more virulent threat to international peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which has historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates popular divisions and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological and cultural factors are weakening the political centre and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the same tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s.

    Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written with wisdom by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

    Imprint: COLLINS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    CARO JANE
    ISBN: 9780522872835
    Title: ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    Author: CARO JANE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn't expect to. Or intend to. We weren't brought up much differently from the women who came before us, and we rarely identified as feminists, although almost all of us do now. Accidental Feminists is our story. It explores how the world we lived in-with the pill and a regular pay cheque-transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    ISBN: 9781784705763
    Title: ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Adults In The Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU – and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse.

    Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone. The negotiations that ensued became one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in economic history.

    But no one actually knows what went on because Eurogroup discussions are held in secret. In this no-holds-barred account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship and backstabbing that will shake the economic establishment to its foundations.

    The future of the EU now hangs in the balance. As Varoufakis argues, the only way it can survive is if the truth is known, ushering in a new era of radical transparency and accountability in Brussels.

    Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    BUTLER MARK
    ISBN: 9780522868937
    Title: ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    Author: BUTLER MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A positive perspective on the ageing of Australia's baby boomers.

    Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image. Ageing will dominate Australian politics for years to come, touching almost every area of policy—retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design and more.

    Advanced Australia makes the case for a much more positive approach to ageing that celebrates the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    GREIF MARK
    ISBN: 9781784785932
    Title: AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    Author: GREIF MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Against Everything is a thought-provoking study and essential guide to the vicissitudes of everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism.

    Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In this invigorating collection, he challenges us to rethink the ordinary world and take life seriously – in short, to stay honest in dishonest times. In a series of coruscating set pieces he asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what our concerns about diet or sex does for our fundamental worth, what political identity the hipster might possess, and what happens to us when we listen to Radiohead or hip-hop.

    Counter-intuitive and revelatory in his insights, Greif revels in the contradictions arising between our desires and the excuses we make to console ourselves. His work demands we have the courage to be 'against everything', to change our vantage on everyday life, find it wanting and demand something better.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    COCKBURN PATRICK
    ISBN: 9781786630421
    Title: AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    Author: COCKBURN PATRICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the award-winning author of The Rise of Islamic State, the essential story of the Middle East's disintegration

    Cockburn was the first Western journalist to warn of the dangers posed by Islamic State. His originality and breadth of vision make The Age of Jihad the most in-depth analysis of the regional crisis in the Middle East to date. 2001 heralded a new age of disintegration in the Middle East. This has had a murderous impact on the people who live there but also the world beyond. Beginning with the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, Cockburn explores the vast geopolitical struggle that is the Sunni Shia conflict, a clash that shapes the war on terror, western military interventions, the evolution of the insurgency, the civil wars in Yemen, Libya and Syria, the Arab Spring, the fall of regional dictators, and the rise of Islamic State.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALL THE SINGLE LADIES : Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
    ALL THE SINGLE LADIES : Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
    TRAISTER REBECCA
    ISBN: 9781476716572
    Title: ALL THE SINGLE LADIES : Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
    Author: TRAISTER REBECCA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies—a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism—about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven.

    But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change—temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more.

    Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a “dramatic reversal.” All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and told with Traister’s signature wit and insight, this book should be shelved alongside Gail Collins’s When Everything Changed.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    DAVID DHARSHINI
    ISBN: 9781783963980
    Title: ALMIGHTY DOLLAR : Follow the Incredible Journey of a Single Dollar to See How the Global Economy Really Works
    Author: DAVID DHARSHINI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The dollar is the lifeblood of globalisation: China holds billions in reserve for good reason. Greenbacks, singles, bucks or dead presidents, call them what you will, $1.2 trillion worth are floating around right now – and half the dollars in circulation are actually outside of the USA.

    But what is really happening as these billions of dollars go around the world every day? By following $1 from a shopping trip in suburban Texas, via China’s Central Bank, Nigerian railroads, the oil fields of Iraq and beyond, The Almighty Dollar answers questions such as: why is China the world’s biggest manufacturer – and the US its biggest customer? Is free trade really a good thing? Why would a nation build a bridge on the other side of the globe?

    In lively and entertaining prose Dharshini David lays bare these complex interrelationships through the simple story of one dollar as it moves through the opaque international system. This is essential reading that gets to the heart of how our new globalised world really works.

    Imprint: ELLIOTT AND THOMPSON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    NEIWERT DAVID
    ISBN: 9781786634467
    Title: ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    Author: NEIWERT DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "Alt-Right" leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of Patriot militias; following 9/11, when conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black president of the country.

    Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the Far Right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground in 'Producerist' ideology and constitutionalist interpretations of US law an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media.

    Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth on the ground of Far Right movements across the country.

    The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump's ties to Far Right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of the US.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AMERICAN HOMO : Community and Perversity
    AMERICAN HOMO : Community and Perversity
    ESCOFFIER JEFFREY
    ISBN: 9781788732314
    Title: AMERICAN HOMO : Community and Perversity
    Author: ESCOFFIER JEFFREY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: December 2018 New Release

    American Homo offers a sweeping interpretation of the political, cultural and economic struggles of lesbian, gay and bisexual people to reveal how sexual minorities have challenged and changed American society. These provocative essays by long-time activist, writer, and theorist Jeffrey Escoffier tracks the lesbian and gay movements across the contested terrain of American political life. Starting from an urban subculture created by stigmatized and invisible men and women, LGBT movements have had to negotiate the historical tension between the homoeroticism that courses through American culture and virulent outbreaks of homophobic populism. Escoffier explores how every new success-whether it's civil rights, marriage, or cultural recognition-also enables new disciplinary and normalizing forms of domination, and why only the active exercise of democratic rights and participation in radical coalitions allows LGBT people to sustain both the benefits of community and the freedom of sexual perversity.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AMERICAN OVERDOSE
    AMERICAN OVERDOSE
    MCGREAL CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781783351688
    Title: AMERICAN OVERDOSE
    Author: MCGREAL CHRIS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    One hundred and fifty Americans are killed each day by the opioid epidemic, described by a former head of the Food and Drug Administration as 'one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine'. But as Chris McGreal reveals in American Overdose, it was an avoidable tragedy driven by bad science, corporate greed and a corrupted medical system.

    In a narrative brimming with the guilty, the victims and the unlikely heroes, Chris McGreal travels from West Virginia pill mills to the corridors of Washington DC as he unravels the story of Big Pharma's hijacking of American healthcare and politics to push mass prescribing of 'heroin in a pill'.

    He meets the police and FBI agents who struggled to get prosecutors to go after doctors they called 'drug dealers in white coats'; the families devastated by painkillers they thought would heal, not kill; and the physicians and scientists who took on the drug companies behind the epidemic. The result is an immensely powerful account of the terrible human cost of the crisis, and a stark warning of the consequences of a healthcare system run as a business, not a service.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AMERICAN POLITICS : A Graphic History
    AMERICAN POLITICS : A Graphic History
    LOCKER LAURA / SCHEELE JULIA
    ISBN: 9781785783456
    Title: AMERICAN POLITICS : A Graphic History
    Author: LOCKER LAURA / SCHEELE JULIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Julia Scheele teams up with Dr Laura Locker in this comic-book introduction to the political history of the Land of Opportunity.

    How did a political outsider like Trump win the 2016 presidential election? Why do some Americans feel so strongly about gun rights? Is there a role for more than two
    political parties in the system?

    Politics isn't something that just occurs in the West Wing or the gleaming Capitol building - it comes from the interaction between state and society, the American people living their daily lives. In this unique graphic guide, we follow modern citizens as they explore everything from the United States' political culture, the Constitution and the balance of power, to social movements, the role of the media, and tensions over race, immigration, and LGBT rights.

    Step right up, and see what lies beneath the pageantry and headlines of this great nation.

    Imprint: ICON
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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