Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, b... read more

Blackwater : The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Revised Edition 2008)
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Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. From the cleverest double-crosses to the most unlikely and ma... read more

Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts: A Book of Dodgy Schemes and Crazy Dreams from the Bush to the City
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All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - b... read more

Prisoners of Geography Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
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Chris Hughes helped launch Facebook with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz. He earned nearly half a billion dollars for three years of work and believes his overnight success is indicative of what's wrong with today 's econom... read more

Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
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On 9 February 2014 a fire took hold in the Hazelwood coal mine near Morwell in Victoria; it wasn't brought under control until 25 March 2014. How was this small town affected by this huge disaster?

Coal Face
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Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. ... read more

Nudge : Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness (International Edition 2009)
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As read by James Corden, Fearne Cotton, Jim Chapman and Dougie Poytner. 'We have a responsibility, every one of us' David Attenborough Around 12.7 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals. ... read more

How to Give up Plastic
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From David Cay Johnston, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the bestselling The Making of Donald Trump, comes his New York Times bestseller about how the Trump Administration's policies will affect our jobs, savings, taxes, and safety--completed... read more

It's Even Worse Than You Think
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Sequel to the international bestseller "Freakonomics", Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's "Superfreakonomics" is an irresistible look at the counterintuitive science of everyday life. The Freakquel is here. In "Superfreakonomics" Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner look deeper, question harder and uncove... read more

Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
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The premise of the book is Emily's controversial, extreme method of saving for a house deposit - the so-called "pocket money savings plan." The strategy was the subject of a column in 2016 on The Age and Sydney Morning Herald websites, which sparked a media storm. It ranks as... read more

How to Buy a Home
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Dealing with the mafia, the Clintons and Trump: In A Higher Loyalty former FBI director James Comey details his experiences with some of the most important cases in USA history.
In his Number One bestselling memoir, former FBI director James Comey... read more

Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
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The election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote in the UK have caused fear and panic among liberals worldwide. They argue that the populist backlash represents a dangerous new authoritarianism. But what if the really danger... read more

The New Authoritarianism - Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts
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