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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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            When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present
             

            When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bryant, Nick

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            The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, B...ryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America. The history of Trump's rise is also a history of America's fall - not only are we witnessing America's post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.
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            ISBN 9781760896232
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            First Among Equals: Australia's Prime Ministers from Barton to Morrison
             

            First Among Equals: Australia's Prime Ministers from Barton to Morrison (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Wildman, Kim; Hogue, Derry

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            Since Federation in 1901, 30 people have served in the position of Australian prime minister. Some have had the position thrust upon them. Some have schemed their way to the top. Four have served more than once. Three have died in office. Eight have been dumped by their own party.... This essential reference tells each one's story.
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            ISBN 9781925820485
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
               

            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglass, James W.; Douglass, James

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            Historian James Douglass proves not only that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK, but more importantly (for the first time) explains WHY.

            ISBN 9781439193884
            Released AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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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
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            The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence
             

            The Shadow President: The Truth About Mike Pence (Hardback)

            By D'Antonio, Michael; Eisner, Peter

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            In this well-rounded, deeply-investigated biography, the first full look at the vice president, two award-winning journalists unmask the real Mike Pence.

            ISBN 9781250301192
            Released AU 11 Sep 2018
            Publisher St Martin's Press
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            How the CIA Killed Che: The Murder of a Revolutionary
             

            How the CIA Killed Che: The Murder of a Revolutionary (Hardback)

            By Ratner, Michael; Smith, Michael Steven

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            In compelling detail, two leading US civil rights attorneys recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world s most storied revolutionary: Ernesto Che Guevara. Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith survey the extraordinary trajectory of Che s career from an ea...rly politicization recounted in The Motorcycle Diaries, through meetings with his companero Fidel Castro in Mexico, his vital role in the Cuban revolution, and his expeditions abroad to Africa and Latin America. But their focus is on Che s final days in Bolivia where, after months of struggle to spread the revolution that had begun in Havana, Che is wounded, captured and, soon after, executed. Bound and helpless, Che s last words to his killer, a soldier in the Bolivian Army, were: Remember, you are killing a man. Referencing internal US government documentation, much of it never before published, Ratner and Smith bring their forensic skills as attorneys to analyze the evidence and present an irrefutable case that the CIA not only knew of and approved the execution, but was instrumental in making it happen. Cables from the agency disavowing any US role in the murder were merely attempts to provide plausible deniability for the Johnson administration.The spirit of Che Guevara, as an icon and an inspiration, is as vibrant today as it ever was. Protestors around the world continue to use his image. For anyone drawn to his remarkable life and its violent, unlawful end, How the CIA Killed Che will engage, anger, and educate.
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            ISBN 9781510711013
            Released AU 11 Oct 2016
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America

            Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America (Hardback)

            By Kendzior, Sarah

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            Pulls back the veil on a history spanning decades, a history of an American autocrat in the making. In doing so, [Kendzior] reveals the inherent fragility of American democracy: how our continual loss of freedom, the rise of consolidated corruption, and the secrets behind a burge...oning autocratic United States have been hiding in plain sight for decades --
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            ISBN 9781250210715
            Released AU 7 Apr 2020
            Publisher Flatiron Books
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            The Kennedy Curse: The shocking true story of America's most famous family

            The Kennedy Curse: The shocking true story of America's most famous family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Patterson, James

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            Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. This family of widows and fatherless children has been cursed with nearly unimaginable losses - yet, even today, there remains a glamorous aura around the indomitable Kennedys.

            ISBN 9781529125108
            Released AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Joe Biden: American Dreamer
             

            Joe Biden: American Dreamer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Osnos, Evan

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              1 Dec 20

            A concise, brilliant and trenchant examination of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his lifelong quest for the presidency Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been called both the luckiest man and the unluckiest - fortunate to have sustained a fifty-year political career ...that reached the White House, but also marked by deep personal losses that he has suffered. Yet even as Biden's life has been shaped by drama, it has also been powered by a willingness, rare at the top ranks of politics, to confront his shortcomings, errors and reversals of fortune. His trials have forged in him a deep empathy for others in hardship - an essential quality as he addresses a nation at its most dire hour in decades. Blending up-close journalism and broader context, Evan Osnos illuminates Biden's life and captures the characters and meaning of an extraordinary presidential election. He draws on lengthy interviews with Biden and on revealing conversations with more than a hundred others, including President Barack Obama, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and a range of progressive activists, advisers, opponents, and Biden family members. In this nuanced portrait, Biden emerges as flawed, yet resolute, and tempered by the flame of tragedy - a man who just may be uncannily suited for his moment in history.
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            ISBN 9781526635167
            Released AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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