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Book Cover:  Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours
By Zizek, Slavoj
Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Zizek. They merely prolong...
Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues...
Published: 17/10/2016
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241278840
Book Cover:  Argo: How The Cia And Hollywood Pulled Off The Most Audacious Rescue In History
The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran – Now a major Ben Affleck film.

On 4 November 1979, Iranian militants stormed the US embassy in Tehran and held dozens of Americans hostage. Beneath this crisis another shocking story was known by only a select few: six Americans escaped the embassy and hid within the city.

A top-level CIA officer named Antonio Mendez devised...

The true account of the 1979 rescue of six American hostages from Iran – Now a major Ben Affleck film.

On 4 November 1979, Iranian militants stormed the US embassy in Tehran and held dozens of Americans...

Published: 02/10/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241964590
Book Cover:  Autobiography Of Malcolm X, The
By Haley, Alex;X, Malcolm
Malcolm X's blazing, legendary autobiography, completed shortly before his assassination in 1965, depicts a remarkable life: a child born into rage and despair, who turned to street-hustling and cocaine in the Harlem ghetto, followed by prison, where he converted to the Black Muslims and honed the energy and brilliance that made him one of the most important political figures of his time – and...
Malcolm X's blazing, legendary autobiography, completed shortly before his assassination in 1965, depicts a remarkable life: a child born into rage and despair, who turned to street-hustling and cocaine...
Published: 11/05/2001
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141185439
Book Cover:  Blueprint for Revolution: How to use rice pudding, lego men,and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities,
By Miller, Popovic Srdja and Matthew
From Occupy Wall Street to Tahrir Square, and from Nelson Mandela to Harvey Milk, the tales Popovic tells are hilarious, accessible, inspiring, at times outrageous, and always about ordinary people achieving extraordinary things. 
From Occupy Wall Street to Tahrir Square, and from Nelson Mandela to Harvey Milk, the tales Popovic tells are hilarious, accessible, inspiring, at times outrageous, and always about ordinary people achieving extraordinary things. 
Published: 28/01/2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925106398
Book Cover:  Egyptians: A Radical Story, The
By Shenker, Jack
In The Egyptians: A Radical Story,  Jack Shenker uncovers the historical roots of today's unrest and  reveals a land divided between two irreconcilable political orders:  authoritarian power and grassroots resistance. 
In The Egyptians: A Radical Story,  Jack Shenker uncovers the historical roots of today's unrest and  reveals a land divided between two irreconcilable political orders:  authoritarian power and grassroots resistance. 
Published: 01/04/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846146329
Book Cover:  Emergency
By Strauss Neil
Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation.

What can you do to prepare for when it all hits the fan?

You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive outside the system.

'I've started to look at the world through apocalypse eyes.' So begins Neil Strauss' thrilling new book: one of the most original and provocative narratives of the...

Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation.

What can you do to prepare for when it all hits the fan?

You can learn to be self-sufficient...

Published: 30/03/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921520587
Book Cover:  Freedom From Fear
By Kyi, Aung San Suu
Aung San Suu Kyi, human rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, has since 1989 repeatedly been placed under house arrested by the SLORC, the ruling military junta.  Despite strong pressure from the international community, who have campaigned unsuccessfully for her release, she remains a prisoner of conscience in Rangoon. 

This collection of writings – edited...

Aung San Suu Kyi, human rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, has since 1989 repeatedly been placed under house arrested by the SLORC, the ruling military junta.  Despite...
Published: 03/02/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141039497
Book Cover:  Letters From Burma
By Kyi, Aung San Suu
For the last two decades of Burma's brutal and traumatic history, Aung San Suu Kyi – winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize – has been the inspirational leader of attempts to restore democracy to her country.  In these pieces, begun soon after her first release from house arrest (she has since been re-arrested and remains to this day a prisoner of conscience), she paints a vivid, distributing...
For the last two decades of Burma's brutal and traumatic history, Aung San Suu Kyi – winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize – has been the inspirational leader of attempts to restore democracy...
Published: 26/03/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141041445
Book Cover:  My Journey Into the Heart of Terror: ten days in the Islamic State
By Todenhofer, Jurgen
An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what's really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State.
An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what's really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State.
Published: 18/04/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925321463
Book Cover:  Oil & Honey: The Education Of An Unlikely Activist
By Bill, McKibben
Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight - from the absolute centre of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to the climate crisis.
Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight - from the absolute centre of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to the climate crisis.
Published: 17/09/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781863956178
Book Cover:  Postcapitalism: A Guide To Our Future
By Mason, Paul
In this groundbreaking book Mason shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable global economy. Moving beyond capitalism, he shows, is no longer a utopian dream. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape, rather than simply react to, seismic change.
In this groundbreaking book Mason shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable global economy. Moving beyond capitalism, he shows, is no longer a utopian dream. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape, rather than simply react to, seismic change.
Published: 21/10/2015
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781846147388
Book Cover:  PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future
By Mason, Paul
Are we on the brink of a change so profound that capitalism has finally reached its limits? Paul Mason's visionary bestseller shows how the technological revolution is about to reshape utterly our notions of work and value. For the first time in history, we have the chance to create something wholly new. Welcome to postcapitalism. 
Are we on the brink of a change so profound that capitalism has finally reached its limits? Paul Mason's visionary bestseller shows how the technological revolution is about to reshape utterly our notions of work and value. For the first time in history, we have the chance to create something wholly new. Welcome to postcapitalism. 
Published: 18/07/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141975290
Book Cover:  Reflections on the Revolution in France
By Burke Edmund
Burke's seminal work was written during the early months of the French Revolution, and it predicted with uncanny accuracy many of its worst excesses, including the Reign of Terror. A scathing attack on the revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, it makes a cogent case for upholding inherited rights and established customs, argues for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary...
Burke's seminal work was written during the early months of the French Revolution, and it predicted with uncanny accuracy many of its worst excesses, including the Reign of Terror. A scathing attack on...
Published: 01/08/1983
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140432046
Book Cover:  Short Walks From Bogot: Journeys In The New Colombia
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie?
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie?
Published: 25/09/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780241959909
Book Cover:  Siege: Trapped Inside The Taj Hotel. Run Or Hide?, The
By Levy, Adrian;Scott-Clark, Cathy
Mumbai, 26 November, 2008. Evening. A group of Pakistani terrorists land by boat and storm the elite Taj Mahal Hotel. For three days the world looks on as the terrorists run amok, hunting down guests and staff. This is the account of those trapped inside. Chefs, waiters, tourists, tycoons, jihadists, police and special forces: all are locked in a battle for survival. 
Mumbai, 26 November, 2008. Evening. A group of Pakistani terrorists land by boat and storm the elite Taj Mahal Hotel. For three days the world looks on as the terrorists run amok, hunting down guests and staff. This is the account of those trapped inside. Chefs, waiters, tourists, tycoons, jihadists, police and special forces: all are locked in a battle for survival. 
Published: 08/08/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670922598
Book Cover:  Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War
By Danner Mark
Stripping Bare the Body shows at close hand how terrorism works and how war looks and smells and feels.  As a newly installed Haitian president told Mark Danner in riot-torn Port-au-Prince, 'Violence strips bare a society's body, the better to place the stethoscope and track the life beneath the skin.'  This stark truth came to haunt Danner, especially after the president was overthrown in...
Stripping Bare the Body shows at close hand how terrorism works and how war looks and smells and feels.  As a newly installed Haitian president told Mark Danner in riot-torn Port-au-Prince, 'Violence...
Published: 01/02/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781863954327
Book Cover: The Democracy Project: A History. A Crisis. A Movement
By Graeber David
Both a treatise on power and protest and an energetic account of contemporary events, The Democracy Project will change the way you think about political action.
Both a treatise on power and protest and an energetic account of contemporary events, The Democracy Project will change the way you think about political action.
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780718195045
Book Cover: The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism
By Katz, Samuel M;Katz, Samuel M.;
It was the deadliest terror campaign ever mounted against a nation in modern times: the al-Aqsa, or Second, Intifada. This is the untold story of how Israel fought back with an elite force of undercover operatives, drawn from the nation's diverse backgrounds and ethnicities—and united in their ability to walk among the enemy as no one else dared.
It was the deadliest terror campaign ever mounted against a nation in modern times: the al-Aqsa, or Second, Intifada. This is the untold story of how Israel fought back with an elite force of undercover operatives, drawn from the nation's diverse backgrounds and ethnicities—and united in their ability to walk among the enemy as no one else dared.
Published: 18/04/2016
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781592409013
Book Cover: The State and Revolution
By Lenin, Vladimir
This translation by acclaimed historian Robert Service is faithful to the style of Lenin's original work, while his introduction discusses the writing and publication of The State and Revolutionand the many interpretations of it since. This edition also contains a glossary.
This translation by acclaimed historian Robert Service is faithful to the style of Lenin's original work, while his introduction discusses the writing and publication of The State and Revolutionand the many interpretations of it since. This edition also contains a glossary.
Published: 19/10/1992
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140184358
Book Cover: The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA
By Warrick Joby
A stunning narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror.
A stunning narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror.
Published: 29/08/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921844195

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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