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Dreams From My Father [used book]

By: Barack Obama

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Text Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: 1921351438

ISBN: 1921351438

Condition: Good


In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father - a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man - has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey - first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life... View more info

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Hayden : An Autobiography [used book]

By: Bill Hayden

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 1996

Seller ID: 020718769X

ISBN: 020718769X

Condition: Good


Bill Hayden is widely considered to be the best man never to have become Prime Minister of Australia. His is the archetypal Aussie battler's story. The son of working class Queensland parents, he was no stranger to difficult times and economic hardship. After beginning his working life as a policeman, he went on to gain a higher education by external studies, while working for the Labor Party and policies in which he fervently believed. His highest aspiration, to become the country's leader, was surrendered on the day the 1983 elections were called, when he handed over the Labor Leadership to ... View more info

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JIGSAW : The Biography of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen : Statesman - Not Politician [used book]

By: Derek Townsend

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Sneyd and Morley: 1983

Seller ID: 0949344001

ISBN: 0949344001

Condition: Good


Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, born in 1911, has been Premier of Queensland since 1968. He is one of the most powerful and controversial politicians, having always attracted a barrage of media coverage that has labelled him many unpleasant things such as 'the kick-them-down preacher, A Chicago style tough guy or, with somewhat less extremity, Man of Steel. Kinder views have headlined him Like a warm-hearted uncle, A gentle gentlemanand A man who deserves to stay at the top. And Joh (as most people call him) has stayed at the top, gaining political power, acceptance and recognition not only in Aust... View more info

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Goss : A Political Biography [used book][hard to get]

By: Jamie Walker

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1995

Seller ID: 070222720X

ISBN: 070222720X

Condition: Good


Paperback in better than good condition. Despite his high national profile, and his even higher voter approval rating, Wayne Goss remains one of the least understood politicians in the country. This book not only tells his story, but also gives an account of post-National Party Queensland and the new groups holding power in the 1990s. View more info

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The Secretary : A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power [used book]

By: Kim Ghattas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: USA, Times Books: 2013

Seller ID: 0805098682

ISBN: 0805098682

Condition: Good


In November 2008, Hillary Clinton agreed to work for her former rival. As President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she set out to repair America's image around the world - and her own. For the following four years, BBC foreign correspondent Kim Ghattas had unparalleled access to Clinton and her entourage, and she weaves a fast-paced, gripping account of life on the road with Clinton in The Secretary. With the perspective of one who is both an insider and an outsider, Ghattas draws on extensive interviews with Clinton, administration officials, and players in Washington as well as overseas,... View more info

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The Prince [Wordsworth Classics]

By: Niccolo Machiavelli

Price: $16.99

Publisher: UK, Wordsworth: 1998

Seller ID: 9781853267758

ISBN: 1853267759

Condition: New


Translated by C.E.Detmold. With an Introduction by Lucille Margaret Kekewich. Written in 1513 for the Medici, following their return to power in Florence, The Prince is a handbook on ruling and the exercise of power. It remains as relevant today as it was in the sixteenth century. Widely quoted in the Press and in academic publications, The Prince has direct relevance to the issues of business and corporate governance confronting global corporations as they enter a new millennium. Much of what Machiavelli wrote has become the common currency of realpolitik, yet still his ideas retain t... View more info

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No Job for a Woman

By: Sallyanne Atkinson

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9780702254116

ISBN: 0702254118

Condition: New


"Sallyanne Atkinson AO has been a leader in political and business life for over four decades. A trailblazer for working mothers, she built a high-profile national career while raising five children. No Job for a Woman takes us from Sallyanne's wartime childhood in Sri Lanka to her first jobs as a journalist and TV personality. Driven to make a difference in her community, she entered local politics and went on to become the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane. For the first time, Sallyanne shares the challenges and triumphs of a life devoted to public service in Australia and abroad, includin... View more info