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            A Promised Land

            A Promised Land (Hardback)

            By Obama, Barack

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            A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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            ISBN 9780241491515
            Released AU 18 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing
              

            Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wells, Anthony R.

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            • Pub Date
              3 Feb 21

            UK-US intelligence and the wider Five Eyes community of Canada, Australia and New Zealand is primarily about one main thing, relationships. In this remarkable book, Anthony Wells charts fifty years of change, turmoil, intense challenges, successes and failures, and never-ending a...biding UK-US and Five Eyes relationships. He traces the development of institutions that he firmly believes have sustained and indeed may have saved the free world, Western democracies and their allies from those ill disposed to the value system and culture of our nations. More than a chronology of the UK-US intelligence community during this fifty-year period, it is also a personal insight into key relationships and how the abiding strength of the US and the UK and its Five Eyes allies relationships. The author has relied on his own extensive unclassified collection of papers, personal notes, diaries, as well as his family library for source material to create this book.
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            ISBN 9781922387806
            Published AU 3 Feb 2021
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller
             

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

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            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released AU 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor
              

            The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor (Paperback, New edition)

            By Junor, Penny

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            It would be hard to invent a group of personalities more extraordinary than the British Royal Family - known as 'The Firm' by Prince Philip. Looking at how the family really operates, this book reveals how they behave behind closed doors. It also questions what monarchy is for.

            ISBN 9780007102167
            Released AU 5 Jun 2006
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
             

            The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McCabe, Andrew G.

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            The #1 New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller.

            ISBN 9781250207586
            Released AU 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher St Martin's Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy
             

            Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Temelkuran, Ece; Translated by Beler, Zeynep

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            An urgent and unsettling account of Turkey's descent into tyranny, as seen through the eyes of one of the country's most gifted writers.

            ISBN 9781783608898
            Released AU 15 Sep 2016
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Exocet Falklands
             

            Exocet Falklands (Hardback)

            By Southby-Tailyour, Ewen

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            Uncovers the true story behind three daring but unsuccessful British SF operations to destroy Argentina's Exocets. The Author has had unparalleled access to those involved, both British and Argentine.

            ISBN 9781783463879
            Released AU 1 Jul 2014
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            JFK: Volume 1: 1917-1956

            JFK: Volume 1: 1917-1956 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Logevall, Fredrik

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            The definitive biography of John F. Kennedy, from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Fredrik Logevall. This is the untold story of how the rise of President Kennedy and the rise of the United States mirror one another - from 1917, when Kennedy was born, to 1963, when he died and th...e US was at the peak of its power. Full of new material from sources including a huge number of Oval Office tapes, a large volume of interviews with Jackie Kennedy, and never-before-seen CIA documents, Harvard professor Logevall focuses on international relations more so than any other biographer of this misunderstood figure. For example, he uncovers detailed material not only on President Kennedy's father as ambassador to Britain but also on his rapidly-established relationship with Harold Macmillan, and on his and Jackie's relationships with individuals in the United Kingdom. Peerlessly authoritative, this is a biography for the ages.
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            ISBN 9780241185902
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir
             

            Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir (Hardback)

            By Albright, Madeleine

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            Six-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright-one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants-reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and in...spiring memoir. In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. I don't want to be remembered, she answered. I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last. In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail-and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age. Featuring black and white photographs throughout, Hell and Other Destinations reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.
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            ISBN 9780062802255
            Released AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Spymaster of Baghdad: The Untold Story of the Elite Intelligence Cell that Turned the Tide against ISIS
             

            The Spymaster of Baghdad: The Untold Story of the Elite Intelligence Cell that Turned the Tide against ISIS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Coker, Margaret

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              2 Mar 21

            The driver was sweating as his explosive-filled pickup truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway toward a neighbourhood bustling with open-air markets. And he had another reason for panic - he was a spy who thought his cover had been blown. The Spymaster of Baghdad is the g...ripping story of the top-secret Iraqi intelligence unit that infiltrated the Islamic State. The information they gathered, more so than that of any foreign power, turned the tide against the insurgency. Set against the backdrop of the most brutal conflict of recent decades, we chart the spymaster's struggle to develop the Falcons from scratch in challenging circumstances following the American invasion of Iraq. But at the heart of the book is the fraught relationship of two of his agents - the Sudani brothers: one undercover in ISIS for 16 long months, the other his handler. We follow their emotional journey in this page-turning story of family, unlikely heroes and unbelievable courage. The unprecedented access to the whole cast of characters, from bomb-makers through spy chiefs, is remarkable. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Margaret Coker challenges the conventional view that western coalition forces defeated ISIS and we see that victory was down to old-fashioned spy craft. The Spymaster of Baghdad is compulsive, shocking and explosive reading. *** Margaret Coker is an investigative journalist. She has lived and worked in Iraq and the wider Middle East since 2003. An ex-Baghdad Bureau Chief for the New York Times, she honed her reporting skills at The Wall Street Journal where she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as part of a team chronicling Turkey's failed coup, political purges and teetering democracy. Her coverage of national security issues won the Overseas Press Club Award and the Edwin M. Hood Prize from the National Press Club, America's top prize for diplomatic reporting. This is her first book.
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            ISBN 9780241409107
            Released AU 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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