• 10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
    10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
    ISBN: 9780241491652
    Title: 10 Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
    Author: ZAKARIA FAREED

    Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. September 11, 2001, the financial collapse of 2008 and - most of all - COVID-19. Each was an asymmetrical threat, different from anything the world had experienced before.Fareed Zakaria presents ten surprising, hopeful and vital lessons for recovery in our age of asymmetry. He highlights the importance of investing in healthcare and education, harnessing technology and how to react to America's retreat from leadership on the world stage. COVID-19 has made the old categories of left vs right, democracy vs dictatorship and big vs small government obsolete and highlighted what should have always been the obvious challenge to populism - good government. Sheer competence made all the difference in those countries which dealt with the pandemic best. The future belongs to the smart state.Zakaria's final lesson is to accept the reality of globalization and acknowledge that global crises need international cooperation and global solutions. He passionately argues that we need to continue listening to experts and scientists to tackle climate change. We need to resist our nationalist and isolationist instincts to fight inequality and recognise that we actually have more in common than not. He believes that Aristotle was right - we are social beings with community embedded in our human nature. We want to gather and work, eat, pray, love and mourn together. More than anything we need to build a new world together.

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    Price: $54.00
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  • 2020: the Year That Changed Us
    2020: the Year That Changed Us
    ISBN: 9781760761325
    Title: 2020: the Year That Changed Us
    Author: GLASSEY MOLLY (ED)

    In January 2020, Australia went from battling one of its worst-ever bushfire seasons to preparing for COVID-19 to hit its shores. What ensued was crisis: a pandemic, political upheaval, an international human rights movement, global recession and localised emergencies dwarfed by a world spinning on an axis of turmoil.These essays from leading thinkers and contributors to The Conversation examine what will be one of the most significant and punishing years in the 21st century. 2020: The Year That Changed Us explores the lessons that cannot be overlooked from this remarkable year, and the most intelligent way forward.Contributors include:Michelle GrattanPeter MartinRaina MacIntyreJoëlle GergisPeter GresteThalia AnthonyShino KonishiFiona Stanley

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    ISBN: 9780141047973
    Title: 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
    Author: CHANG HA-JOON

    In 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism one of today's most iconoclastic thinkers destroys the biggest myths about the world we live in.There's no such thing as a "free" market. Globalization isn't making the world richer. We don't live in a digital world - the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet. Poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich onesHigher paid managers don't produce better results. This galvanizing, fact-packed book about money, equality, freedom and greed proves that the free market isn't just bad for people - it's an inefficient way of running economies too. Here Chang lays out the alternatives, and shows there's a better way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Active Measures The Secret History of Disinformation & Political Warfare
    Active Measures The Secret History of Disinformation & Political Warfare
    ISBN: 9781788164757
    Title: Active Measures The Secret History of Disinformation & Political Warfare
    Author: RID THOMAS

    This startling history of secret psychological operations traces the century-long rise of organised deception from the Russian Revolution to contemporary internet troll farms.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Against Elections: The Case for Democracy
    Against Elections: The Case for Democracy
    ISBN: 9781847924223
    Title: Against Elections: The Case for Democracy
    Author: VAN REYBROUCK DAVID

    Democracy is in bad health. The symptoms are familiar: the rise of fear-mongering populists, widespread distrust in the establishment, personality contests, and point-scoring in place of reasoned debate, slogans instead of expertise. Against Elections offers a new diagnosis and an ancient remedy. David Van Reybrouck reminds us that the original purpose of elections was to exclude the people from power by appointing an elite to govern over them. He demonstrates how over time their effect has been to reduce the people's participation in government to an absolute minimum, ensure power remains in the hands of those who already wield it, and force politicians to judge policies not on their merits but on their likelihood to win or lose votes. And that's when elections go well. Yet for most of democracy's 3000-year history governments were not chosen by election at all: they were appointed, much like the jury system, through a combination of volunteering and lottery. Drawing on vast learning, an international array of evidence, and a growing number of successful trials, Against Elections demonstrates how a sophisticated and practical version of this ancient system would work today and thus eliminate the underlying cause of democracy's sickness. Urgent, heretical, and completely convincing, this book leaves only one question to be answered: what are we waiting for?"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $31.00
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  • Against The Web A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right
    Against The Web A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right
    ISBN: 9781789042306
    Title: Against The Web A Cosmopolitan Answer to the New Right
    Author: BROOKS MICHAEL

    "A brilliant critique of the Right with very sharp insight on some of the shortcomings of the Left, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to understand how dishonest actors spread their propaganda." Ana Kasparian, Host and Executive Producer of The Young TurksMichael Brooks takes on the new "Intellectual Dark Web." As the host of The Michael Brooks Show and co-host of the Majority Report, Brooks was a progressive fighter whose work brought people together from around the world. In this, his first book, he lets his understanding of the digital media environment direct his analysis of the "conservative rebels" who had taken YouTube by storm in 2018. Brooks provides a theoretically rigorous but accessible critique of the most prominent "renegades" including Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Brett Weinstein while also examining the social, political and media environment that such rebels thrive in.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    ISBN: 9781568588179
    Title: All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    Author: ZYGAR MIKHAIL

    "I read this book in one night, truly a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly scary impression: Putin's court is the] real House of Cards." --Lev Lurie, writer and historian
    All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. The image of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. In its place is a weary figurehead buffeted--if not controlled--by the men who at once advise and deceive him.
    The regional governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable objects, far more powerful in their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officials who guard the pathways to power-on whom Putin depends as much as they rely on him. The tenuous edifice is filled with all of the intrigue and plotting of a Medici court, as enemies of the state are invented and wars begun to justify personal gains, internal rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage.
    A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a shocking revisionist portrait of the Putin era and a dazzling reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers running riot.


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    Price: $30.00
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  • America in the World A History of U. S. Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
    America in the World A History of U. S. Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
    ISBN: 9781538761304
    Title: America in the World A History of U. S. Diplomacy & Foreign Policy
    Author: ZOELLICK ROBERT B

    Ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker, AMERICA IN THE WORLD tells the vibrant story of American diplomacy.Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy, Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged from America's encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the special roles trading, transnational, and technological relations play in defining ties with others; changing attitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections among states; the need for public support, especially through Congress; and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold War presidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for the future. Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to U.S. diplomacy past and present, AMERICA IN THE WORLD serves as an informative companion and practical adviser to readers seeking to understand the strategic and immediate challenges of U.S. foreign policy during an era of transformation.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
    $69.00
  • American Carnage: Behind the Scenes of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of Trump
    American Carnage: Behind the Scenes of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of Trump
    ISBN: 9780062896445
    Title: American Carnage: Behind the Scenes of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of Trump
    Author: ALBERTA TIM


    Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump.

    The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump's victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence.


    American Carnage is the story of a president's rise based on a country's evolution and a party's collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning: They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party's base. Yet Obama's forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation's rapidly changing societal and demographic identity, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party's identity in the post-Bush era. The factions that emerged--one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell--engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control. With the GOP's internal fissures rendering it legislatively impotent, and that impotence fueling a growing resentment toward the political class and its institutions, the stage was set for an outsider to crash the party. When Trump descended a gilded escalator to announce his run in the summer of 2015, the candidate had met the moment.


    Only by viewing Trump as the culmination of a decade-long civil war inside the GOP--and of the parallel sense of cultural, socioeconomic, and technological disruption during that period--can we appreciate how he won the White House and consider the fundamental questions at the center of America's current turmoil. How did a party once obsessed with national insolvency come to champion trillion-dollar deficits? How did the party of compassionate conservatism become the party of Muslim bans and family separation? How did the party of family values elect a thrice-married philanderer? And, most important, how long can such a party survive?


    Loaded with explosive original reporting and based off hundreds of exclusive interviews--including with key players such as President Trump, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jim DeMint, and Reince Priebus, among many others--American Carnage takes us behind the scenes of this tumultuous period as we've never seen it before and establishes Tim Alberta as the premier chronicler of this political era.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of President Trump
    American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of President Trump
    ISBN: 9780062896353
    Title: American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War & the Rise of President Trump
    Author: ALBERTA TIM


    New York Times' Top Books of 2019


    Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover from the unlikeliest of insurgents: Donald J. Trump.

    The 2016 election was a watershed for the United States. But, as Tim Alberta explains in American Carnage, to understand Trump's victory is to view him not as the creator of this era of polarization and bruising partisanship, but rather as its most manifest consequence.


    American Carnage is the story of a president's rise based on a country's evolution and a party's collapse. As George W. Bush left office with record-low approval ratings and Barack Obama led a Democratic takeover of Washington, Republicans faced a moment of reckoning: They had no vision, no generation of new leaders, and no energy in the party's base. Yet Obama's forceful pursuit of his progressive agenda, coupled with the nation's rapidly changing cultural and demographic landscape, lit a fire under the right, returning Republicans to power and inviting a bloody struggle for the party's identity in the post-Bush era. The factions that emerged--one led by absolutists like Jim Jordan and Ted Cruz, the other led by pragmatists like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell--engaged in a series of devastating internecine clashes and attempted coups for control. With the GOP's internal fissures rendering it legislatively impotent, and that impotence fueling a growing resentment toward the political class and its institutions, the stage was set for an outsider to crash the party. When Trump descended a gilded escalator to announce his run in the summer of 2015, the candidate had met the moment.


    Only by viewing Trump as the culmination of a decade-long civil war inside the Republican Party--and of the parallel sense of cultural, socioeconomic, and technological disruption during that period--can we appreciate how he won the White House and consider the fundamental questions at the center of America's current turmoil. How did a party obsessed with the national debt vote for trillion-dollar deficits and record-setting spending increases? How did the party of compassionate conservatism become the party of Muslim bans and walls? How did the party of family values elect a thrice-divorced philanderer? And, most important, how long can such a party survive?


    Loaded with exclusive reporting and based off hundreds of interviews--including with key players such as President Trump, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Jim DeMint, and Reince Priebus, and many others--American Carnage takes us behind the scenes of this tumultuous period as we've never seen it before and establishes Tim Alberta as the premier chronicler of this political era.



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    Price: $40.00
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  • American Oligarchs The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
    American Oligarchs The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
    ISBN: 9780393541304
    Title: American Oligarchs The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power
    Author: BERNSTEIN ANDREA


    In American Oligarchs, award-winning investigative journalist Andrea Bernstein tells the story of the Trump and Kushner families like never before. Their journey to the White House is a story of survival and loss, crime and betrayal, that stretches from the Klondike Gold Rush, through Nazi-occupied Poland and across the American Century, to our new gilded age. In building and maintaining their dynastic wealth, these families came to embody the rising nationalism and inequality that has pushed the United States to the brink of oligarchy.


    Building on her landmark reporting for the acclaimed podcast Trump, Inc. and The New Yorker, Bernstein's painstaking detective work brings to light new information about the families' arrival as immigrants to America, their paths to success, and the business and personal lives of the president and his closest family members.


    Bernstein traces how the two families ruthlessly harnessed New York and New Jersey machine politics to gain valuable tax breaks and grew rich on federal programs that bolstered the middle class. She shows how the Trump Organization, denied credit by American banks, turned to shady international capital. She reveals astonishing new details about Charles Kushner's attempts to ensnare his brother-in-law with a prostitute and explores how Jared Kushner and his father used a venerable New York newspaper to bolster their business empire.


    Drawing on more than two hundred interviews and more than one hundred thousand pages of documents, many previously unseen or long forgotten, Bernstein shows how the Trumps and the Kushners repeatedly broke rules and then leveraged secrecy, intimidation, and prosecutorial and judicial power to avoid legal consequences.


    The result is a compelling narrative that details how the Trump and Kushner dynasties encouraged and profited from a system of corruption, dark money, and influence trading, and that reveals the historical turning points and decisions--on taxation, regulation, white-collar crime, and campaign finance laws--that have brought us to where we are today.



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    Price: $41.00
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  • American Politics: A Graphic History
    American Politics: A Graphic History
    ISBN: 9781785783456
    Title: American Politics: A Graphic History
    Author: LOCKER LAURA

    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? Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Julia Scheele teams up with Laura Locker in this introduction to the political history of the United States. Politics isn't something that just occurs in the West Wing or the Capitol--it comes from the interaction between state and society, from people living their daily lives. In this unique graphic guide, we follow modern citizens as they explore everything from 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer <BR>
    American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer
    ISBN: 9780375726262
    Title: American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer

    Author: BIRD KAI & SHERWIN MARTIN J

    J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • American Secession: The Looming American Breakup, & How We Can Prevent It
    American Secession: The Looming American Breakup, & How We Can Prevent It
    ISBN: 9781641770804
    Title: American Secession: The Looming American Breakup, & How We Can Prevent It
    Author: BUCKLEY F. H.

    Americans have never been more divided, and we're ripe for a breakup. The bitter partisan animosities, the legislative gridlock, the growing acceptance of violence in the name of political virtue--it all invites us to think that we'd be happier were we two different countries. In all the ways that matter, save for the naked force of law, we are already two nations. There's another reason why secession beckons, says F.H. Buckley: we're too big. In population and area, the United States is one of the biggest countries in the world, and American Secession provides data showing that smaller countries are happier and less corrupt. They're less inclined to throw their weight around militarily, and they're freer too. There are advantages to bigness, certainly, but the costs exceed the benefits. On many counts, bigness is badness.

    Across the world, large countries are staring down secession movements. Many have already split apart. Do we imagine that we, almost alone in the world, are immune? We had a civil war to prevent a secession, and we're tempted to see that terrible precedent as proof against another effort. This book explodes that comforting belief and shows just how easy it would be for a state to exit the Union if that's what its voters wanted.

    But if that isn't what we really want, Buckley proposes another option, a kind of Secession Lite, that could heal our divisions while allowing us to keep our identity as Americans.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

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  • American Trap
    American Trap
    ISBN: 9781529326871
    Title: American Trap
    Author: PIERUCCI FREDERIC

    In 2014, France lost part of the control of its nuclear power plants to the United States. Frédéric Pierucci, former senior executive of one of Alstom's subsidiaries, found himself at the heart of this state scandal. His story goes to the very heart of a $12 billion thriller that illustrates the secret economic war that the United States is waging in Europe. And after being silenced for a long time, he has decided, with the help of journalist Matthieu Aron, to reveal all.

    In April 2013, Frédéric was arrested in New York by the FBI and prosecuted for a bribery case, despite not being involved at all. The US authorities locked him up for more than two years - including fourteen months in a very high security prison. In doing so, they forced Alstom to pay the biggest penalty ever imposed by the United States. In the end, Alstom also gave up areas of control to General Electric, its biggest American competitor.

    Frédéric's story unpacks how the United States is diverting the law and morality and using corporate law as an economic weapon against its own allies. One after the other, some of the world's largest companies are being actively destabilised to the benefit of the US Treasury, in acts of sabotage that seem only to be the beginning of what's to come...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Asian Waters The Struggle over the Indo-Pacific & the Challenge to American Power
    Asian Waters The Struggle over the Indo-Pacific & the Challenge to American Power
    ISBN: 9781419742439
    Title: Asian Waters The Struggle over the Indo-Pacific & the Challenge to American Power
    Author: HAWKSLEY HUMPHREY

    The fractious relationship between China and the United States will be a central issue for the coming decades, and no region is as hotly contested, as the Indo-Pacific. At its heart is an intensifying rivalry between the autocratic and democratic systems of government marked by the disputed South China Sea where China has built military bases in open violation of international law. At stake is the survival of the current rules-based world order. In AsianWaiters, award-winning BBC journalist and Asia specialist Humphrey Hawksley breaks down the tensions that he has followed throughout this vast and volatile region for years. He joins dots that include Americas rise as the predominant Pacific power to Sino-US trade wars, threats against Taiwan, war on the Korean peninsula, Japan's role in protecting democracy in Asia, and much more. With vivid storytelling, concise history, and pointed arguments, Asian Waters is a must-read for anyone interested in global politics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Azadi!: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction
    Azadi!: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction
    ISBN: 9780241470022
    Title: Azadi!: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction
    Author: ROY ARUNDHATI

    'Azadi!' - Urdu for 'freedom' - is the iconic chant of the Kashmiri freedom struggle. And now, while Kashmir's streets have been silenced, the irony is that this same anthem echoes round the streets of the country that most Kashmiris view as their coloniser. What lies between the silence of one street and the sound of the other? Is it a chasm, or could it become a bridge?In this series of penetrating essays on politics and literature, Arundhati Roy examines this question, challenging us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. Azadi, she warns, hangs in the balance for us all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
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  • Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East
    Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East
    ISBN: 9780300249910
    Title: Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East
    Author: PHILLIPS CHRISTOPHER

    Updated with two new chapters, this book exposes the profound influence of the United States, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar in Syria's bloody conflict and explores the implications of the perceived decline of American power in the Middle East.

    "One of the best informed and non-partisan accounts of the Syrian tragedy yet published."--Patrick Cockburn, Independent

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    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Be the Change
    Be the Change
    ISBN: 9780751577884
    Title: Be the Change
    Author: MARTIN GINA


    'Gina Martin is a force of nature; a living, breathing, campaigning example of how a single individual can bring about vital change in our justice system' THE SECRET BARRISTER


    BE THE CHANGE is an essential handbook for the modern activist, whether your campaign is big or small, local or global... or somewhere in between.



    IF NOT ME, THEN WHO?


    In June 2017, a man took a photograph up Gina Martin's skirt at a music festival. The police told her that this was not a sexual offence; the man would not be charged.


    The law had let Gina down, and her first reaction was resignation. It's too big, too scary, too complicated for someone like me to challenge this. I can't do it.


    But something inside her had snapped. Gina was tired of accepting sexual harassment as a fact of life. Eighteen months later, she had changed the law and made upskirting a criminal offence.


    Now Gina wants to empower you with the tools and the courage to challenge injustice and fight for change. Whether it's in your school, workplace or community, or even on a global scale, Gina's practical and inspiring advice will ensure your voice is heard and your actions make an impact.


    In BE THE CHANGE you will learn:


    What activism really is and why it's so important
    How to use the internet to aid your passions
    How to think more strategically
    How to figure out what you care about
    How to do the hardest thing in activism: start


    PRAISE FOR GINA MARTIN


    'Gina is a total inspiration - an example of how one person CAN change things. Her passion, way with words and ability to make people wake up and care is incredible. Gina's energy is infectious, and she continues to prove that anything is possible'
    EMMA GANNON, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Multi-Hyphen Method


    'Gina Martin is a force of nature; a living, breathing, campaigning example of how a single individual can bring about vital change in our justice system. Through sheer force of will, she managed to correct a serious flaw in the criminal law which saw victims of serious offences failed by the system that is supposed to protect them, smashing through the barriers that had frustrated lesser campaigners. My admiration for her courage and brilliance knows no bounds'
    THE SECRET BARRISTER, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency
    Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency
    ISBN: 9781526605474
    Title: Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber Intelligence Agency
    Author: FERRIS JOHN

    The first authorised history of GCHQ, celebrating 100 years of Britain's most secretive intelligence agency, written with unprecedented access to classified archives. The authorised history will chart the role of GCHQ from its origins in the First World War, through Bletchley Park and the Cold War to its discreet but crucial role in keeping the UK safe today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia
    Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia
    ISBN: 9781474602037
    Title: Blood & Silk: Power & Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia
    Author: VATIKIOTIS MICHAEL

    Why are the region's richest countries such as Malaysia riddled with corruption? Why do Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines harbour unresolved violent insurgencies? How do deepening religious divisions in Indonesia and Malaysia and China's growing influence affect the region and the rest of the world?

    Thought-provoking and eye-opening, BLOOD AND SILK is an accessible, personal look at modern Southeast Asia, written by one of the region's most experienced outside observers. This is a first-hand account of what it's like to sit at the table with deadly Thai Muslim insurgents, mediate between warring clans in the Southern Philippines and console the victims of political violence in Indonesia - all in an effort to negotiate peace, and understand the reasons behind endemic violence.



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    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Brexitland: Identity, Diversity & the Reshaping of British Politics
    Brexitland: Identity, Diversity & the Reshaping of British Politics
    ISBN: 9781108461900
    Title: Brexitland: Identity, Diversity & the Reshaping of British Politics
    Author: SOBOLEWSKA MARIA & FORD ROBERT

    Long-term social and demographic changes - and the conflicts they create - continue to transform British politics. In this accessible and authoritative book Sobolewska and Ford show how deep the roots of this polarisation and volatility run, drawing out decades of educational expansion and rising ethnic diversity as key drivers in the emergence of new divides within the British electorate over immigration, identity and diversity. They argue that choices made by political parties from the New Labour era onwards have mobilised these divisions into politics, first through conflicts over immigration, then through conflicts over the European Union, culminating in the 2016 EU referendum. Providing a comprehensive and far-reaching view of a country in turmoil, Brexitland explains how and why this happened, for students, researchers, and anyone who wants to better understand the remarkable political times in which we live.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Brief History of Neoliberalism
    ISBN: 9780199283279
    Title: Brief History of Neoliberalism
    Author: HARVEY DAVID

    Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so.Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, authorof 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary authors of this neoliberal turn, Harvey shows how a complex offorces, from Chile to China and from New York City to Mexico City, have also played their part. In addition he explores the continuities and contrasts between neoliberalism of the Clinton sort and the recent turn towards neoconservative imperialism of George W. Bush. Finally, through criticalengagement with this history, Harvey constructs a framework not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for the more socially just alternatives being advocated by many oppositional movements.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution
    Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution
    ISBN: 9781925773743
    Title: Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution
    Author: HESSLER PETER

    In 2011, the world's eyes were on Egypt, as revolution swept across the country. But what lay below the surface of events was harder to see. Living in Cairo, over the following years award-winning writer Peter Hessler set out to uncover the everyday lives and archaeological secrets of a country in turmoil. From the protests in Tahrir square, to Egypt's first democratic elections, and on to the massacres, the coup and its aftermath, The Buried follows the ongoing events of the Arab Spring while also exploring the social forces and historical context behind it. At its heart lies human stories: iconoclastic Pharaoh Akhenaten, rubbish collector Sayyid, Arabic teacher Rifaat, Chinese lingerie salesmen and resourceful archaeologists. Together, they raise the question: is revolution just repetition, or can things really change? Through extraordinary first-hand reporting and deep research, Hessler brings to light the relationship between the ancient past and the contemporary condition, the political and the personal, to create an unforgettable work of literary and documentary brilliance.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Burmese Labyrinth
    Burmese Labyrinth
    ISBN: 9781788733212
    Title: Burmese Labyrinth
    Author: GALACHE CARLOS SARDINA

    A Nation in Perpetual Conflict with Itself In 2011, Burma embarked on a democratic transition that promised to distance the country from the legacy of a brutal military regime. Four years later, the first free election in decades saw a landslide victory for the party of celebrated Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Yet as the international community celebrated the end of the country's isolation, old conflicts were starting to rage. Burma has always existed in an uneasy balance between multiple ethnic groups and religions. Sardiña Galache examines the deep roots behind the ethnic divisions that hardened during the colonial period, and which so shockingly exploded in recent years. The new regime's oppression of the vulnerable Muslim Rohingya community rapidly intensified. By 2017, the conflict had escalated into a military onslaught against the Rohingya that provoked the most desperate refugee crisis of our times, as over 750,000 fled their homes for neighbouring Bangladesh. Combining first-hand reportage with in-depth analysis, The Burmese Labyrinth explores the historical origins of the nation wherein the roots of the contemporary crisis are to be found. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    ISBN: 9781786076274
    Title: Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World
    Author: MILLER JAMES

    Democracy today is widely regarded as an ideal form of government. Yet in practice it sometimes seems a sham, a political puppet show in which hidden elites pull all the strings.
    As trust in elected representatives around the world plunges, it is no wonder that democratic revolts have erupted o from Cairo to Kiev and beyond o in an effort to 'take back control'.
    In this urgent and lively history, James Miller reminds us that democracy has always generated tensions and contradictions. Through philosophical debates and violent uprisings, it has been contested, corrupted, and refined. In different times and different places o from ancient Athens to revolutionary France to post-war America o its meaning has shifted in surprising ways.
    For over two thousand years, the world has experimented with democracy. But can it really work o especially in complex modern societies?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Carbon Club How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians & Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia's Climate Policy
    Carbon Club How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians & Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia's Climate Policy
    ISBN: 9781760875992
    Title: Carbon Club How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians & Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia's Climate Policy
    Author: WILKINSON MARIAN

    The inside story of how a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's response to the climate crisis.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Churchill Complex: The Rise & Fall of the Special Relationship & the End of the Anglo-American Order
    Churchill Complex: The Rise & Fall of the Special Relationship & the End of the Anglo-American Order
    ISBN: 9781786494658
    Title: Churchill Complex: The Rise & Fall of the Special Relationship & the End of the Anglo-American Order
    Author: BURUMA IAN

    A brilliant and insightful history of the special relationship between the UK and the USA, which Ian Buruma argues is now under threat with the election of Donald Trump and Brexit.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • City on Fire: Hong Kong's Fight for Democracy
    City on Fire: Hong Kong's Fight for Democracy
    ISBN: 9781922310002
    Title: City on Fire: Hong Kong's Fight for Democracy
    Author: DAPIRAN ANTONY

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

    Through the long, hot summer of 2019, Hong Kong burned. Anti-government protests, sparked by a government proposal to introduce a controversial extradition law, grew into a pro-democracy movement that engulfed the city for months. Protesters fought street battles with police, and the unrest brought the People's Liberation Army to the very doorstep of Hong Kong. Driven primarily by students and youth protesters with their 'Be Water!' philosophy, borrowed from hometown hero Bruce Lee, this leaderless, technology-driven protest movement defied a global superpower and changed Hong Kong, perhaps forever. But it also changed China, and challenged China's global standing.

    In City on Fire, Antony Dapiran provides the first detailed account of the protests, reveals the protesters' unique tactics, explains how the movement fits into the city's long history of dissent, and looks at what the protests will mean for the future of Hong Kong, China, and China's place in the world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Climate Crisis & the Global Green New Deal
    Climate Crisis & the Global Green New Deal
    ISBN: 9781788739856
    Title: Climate Crisis & the Global Green New Deal
    Author: CHOMSKY NOAM

    Climate change: watershed or endgame?

    In this compelling new book, Noam Chomsky, the world's leading public intellectual, and Robert Pollin, a renowned progressive economist, map out the catastrophic consequences of unchecked climate change--and present a realistic blueprint for change: the Green New Deal.

    Together, Chomsky and Pollin show how the forecasts for a hotter planet strain the imagination: vast stretches of the Earth will become uninhabitable, plagued by extreme weather, drought, rising seas, and crop failure. Arguing against the misplaced fear of economic disaster and unemployment arising from the transition to a green economy, they show how this bogus concern encourages climate denialism.

    Humanity must stop burning fossil fuels within the next thirty years and do so in a way that improves living standards and opportunities for working people. This is the goal of the Green New Deal and, as the authors make clear, it is entirely feasible. Climate change is an emergency that cannot be ignored. This book shows how it can be overcome both politically and economically.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00

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  • Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future
    Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future
    ISBN: 9781786634450
    Title: Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future
    Author: MANN GEOFF & WAINWRIGHT JOEL

    Despite all the science and summits, leading capitalist states have not managed to mitigate anything close to an adequate level of carbon emissions. There is no way the world will warm less than the critical 2C threshold. What are the likely political-economic outcomes? Where is our warming world headed? Possibilities in the struggle for climate justice depend on our capacity to anticipate where the existing global order is likely to go. Climate Leviathan provides a radical way of thinking about how environmental change will intensify existing challenges to global order, unearthing the forces for a planetary variation on existing forms of sovereignty. Drawing on a wide range of political thought, Wainwright and Mann argue that rapid climate change will transform global political economy and our world' s basic political arrangements, leading toward a capitalist planetary sovereignty. Alternative futures must be constructed in the face of these transformations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump
    Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump
    ISBN: 9781472266118
    Title: Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump
    Author: REILLY RICK


    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR


    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.


    'An eye-watering account of the president's abuse of the rules of golf' The Sunday Times

    'Reilly pokes more holes in Trump's claims than there are sand traps on all his courses combined. It is by turns amusing and alarming' The New Yorker

    Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump is a fascinating on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes survey of Donald Trump's ethics deficit on and off the golf course.Renowned sports writer Rick Reilly transports readers onto the greens with President Trump, revealing the absurd ways in which he lies about his feats, and what they can tell us about the way he leads off the course in the most important job in the world.


    'Golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man.'

    Reilly has been with Trump on the fairways, the greens and in the rough, he has seen how the President plays - and it's not pretty. Based on his personal experiences, and interviews with dozens of golf pros, amateurs, developers, partners, opponents, and even caddies who have first-hand involvement with Trump out on the course, Reilly takes a deep and often hilarious look at how Trump shamelessly cheats at golf, lies about it, sues over it, bullies with it, and profits from it.


    'Somebody should point out that the way Trump does golf is sort of the way he does a presidency, which is to operate as though the rules are for other people.'


    From Trump's ridiculous claim to have won eighteen club championships, to his devious cheating tricks, to his tainted reputation as a golf course tycoon, Commander in Cheat tells you everything you need to know about the man.


    'You could write a book about what Trump's golf reveals about him. Here it is.'



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, & Failure in the U. S. Military
    Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, & Failure in the U. S. Military
    ISBN: 9781632868985
    Title: Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, & Failure in the U. S. Military
    Author: BAKKEN TIM

    A courageous and damning look at the destruction wrought by the arrogance, incompetence, and duplicity prevalent in the U.S. military-from the inside perspective of a West Point professor of law.Veneration for the military is a deeply embedded but fatal flaw in America's collective identity. In twenty years at West Point, whistleblower Tim Bakken has come to understand how unquestioned faith isolates the U.S. armed forces from civil society and leads to catastrophe. Pervaded by chronic deceit, the military's insular culture elevates blind loyalty above all other values. The consequences are undeniably grim: failure in every war since World War II, millions of lives lost around the globe, and trillions of dollars wasted.Bakken makes the case that the culture he has observed at West Point influences whether America starts wars and how it prosecutes them. Despite fabricated admissions data, rampant cheating, epidemics of sexual assault, archaic curriculums, and shoddy teaching, the military academies produce officers who maintain their privileges at any cost to the nation. Any dissenter is crushed. Bakken revisits all the major wars the United States has fought, from Korea to the current debacles in the Middle East, to show how the military culture produces one failure after another.The Cost of Loyalty is a powerful, multifaceted revelation about the United States and its singular source of pride. One of the few federal employees ever to win a whistleblowing case against the U.S. military, Bakken, in this brave, timely, and urgently necessary book, and at great personal risk, helps us understand why America loses wars.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    ISBN: 9780241447628
    Title: Crime in Progress The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    Author: SIMPSON GLENN; PETER FRITSCH


    ** THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

    The never-before-told, inside story of the Steele Dossier and the Trump-Russia investigation

    'The best procedural yet written about the discovery of Trump's Russia ties' New York Times


    The founders of the Washington-based intelligence firm Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch were the first to uncover Trump's disturbing ties to the Kremlin and the crimes that have since plagued his presidency. Working with British former MI6 agent and Russia expert Christopher Steele, they produced the notorious dossier which disclosed that the Trump team was deeply compromised by a hostile foreign power bent on disrupting the West and influencing the US presidential election.


    In Crime in Progress, the authors chronicle their high-stakes investigation and desperate efforts to warn both the American and British governments, the FBI and the media - no matter the cost. When the dossier finally exploded onto the world stage after a leak, it led to the Mueller report and disrupted Trump's secret planned rapprochement with Putin's Russia. After years on his trail, the authors' inescapable conclusion is that Trump is an asset of the Russian government, whether he knows it or not.


    A real-life political thriller with the makings of a modern classic, Crime in Progress is the definitive story of the pursuit of the truth about Trump and one of the greatest betrayals in American history.


    'I've read all the books on this subject - this is the one you want to read . . . I feel fairly steeped in this matter and I learned something on every page' Rachel Maddow, MSNBC


    'You don't need to read John le Carré or Tom Clancy to find espionage thrills in Washington these days, turn over any stone in the Beltway's secret world and you'll observe the seething mass of conspiracy and subterfuge beneath . . . Take Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, who have become central characters in a quite terrifying international spy thriller' Josh Glancy, Sunday Times



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Crime in Progress: The History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    Crime in Progress: The History of the Trump-Russia Investigation
    ISBN: 9780141992983
    Title: Crime in Progress: The History of the Trump-Russia Investigation

    The founders of the Washington-based intelligence firm Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch were the first to uncover Trump's disturbing ties to the Kremlin and the crimes that have since plagued his presidency. Working with British former MI6 agent and Russia expert Christopher Steele, they produced the notorious dossier which disclosed that the Trump team was deeply compromised by a hostile foreign power bent on disrupting the West and influencing the US presidential election.

    In Crime in Progress, the authors chronicle their high-stakes investigation and desperate efforts to warn both the American and British governments, the FBI and the media - no matter the cost. When the dossier finally exploded onto the world stage after a leak, it led to the Mueller report and disrupted Trump's secret planned rapprochement with Putin's Russia. After years on his trail, the authors' inescapable conclusion is that Trump is an asset of the Russian government, whether he knows it or not.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Cry from the Far Middle: Why Are We So Goddamn Angry
    Cry from the Far Middle: Why Are We So Goddamn Angry
    ISBN: 9781611854565
    Title: Cry from the Far Middle: Why Are We So Goddamn Angry
    Author: O'ROURKE P J

    An analysis of the present political moment, and the anger that defines it, from bestselling author and acclaimed satirist P.J. O'Rourke.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Culture & Imperialism
    Culture & Imperialism
    ISBN: 9780099967507
    Title: Culture & Imperialism
    Author: SAID EDWARD W.

    Following his profoundly influential study, Orientalism, Edward Said now examines western culture. From Jane Austen to Salman Rushdie, from Yeats to media coverage of the Gulf War, Culture and Imperialismis a broad, fierce and wonderfully readable account of the roots of imperialism in European culture.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Culture Warlords My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    Culture Warlords My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    ISBN: 9781913183943
    Title: Culture Warlords My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy
    Author: LAVIN TALIA

    A HARROWING JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF WHITE SUPREMACY
    Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers.
    Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist trolls (including those at Fox News), dove into a byzantine online culture of hate and learned the intricacies of how white supremacy proliferates online. Within these pages, she reveals the extremists hiding in plain sight online: Incels. White nationalists. White supremacists. National Socialists. Proud Boys. Christian extremists. In order to showcase them in their natural habitat, Talia assumes a range of identities, going undercover as a blonde Nazi babe, a forlorn incel, and a violent Aryan femme fatale. Along the way, she discovers a whites-only dating site geared toward racists looking for love, a disturbing extremist YouTube channel run by a fourteen-year-old girl with over 800,000 followers, the everyday heroes of the antifascist movement, and much more. By combining compelling stories chock-full of catfishing and gate-crashing with her own in-depth, gut-wrenching research, she also turns the lens of anti-Semitism, racism, and white power back on itself in an attempt to dismantle and decimate the online hate movement from within.
    Shocking, humorous, and merciless in equal measure, Culture Warlords explores some of the vilest subcultures on the Web-and shows us how we can fight back.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    ISBN: 9780307947901
    Title: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
    Author: MAYER JANE

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER
    A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

    From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the powerful group of immensely wealthy ideologues who are shaping the fate of America.
    In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system.

    Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting, Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats--headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys--who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network, revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks, academic institutions, media groups, courthouses, and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence. Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews, as well as extensive scrutiny of public records, private papers, and court proceedings, Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation. Dark Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Death of Truth
    Death of Truth
    ISBN: 9780008312787
    Title: Death of Truth
    Author: KAKUTANI MICHIKO

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America's retreat from reason

    We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases.

    How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, Kakutani identifies the trends--originating on both the right and the left--that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant.

    With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $27.00

    $27.00
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