Political activism

{
}
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.



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
RRP: $19.99
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
RRP: $34.95
Book Cover:  Freedom From Fear
By San Suu Kyi Aung

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 –...

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.  ...

Published: 03/02/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141039497
RRP: $26.95
Book Cover:  Idiot's Guides: The Middle East Conflict
Published: 22/10/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781615646395
RRP: $24.99
Coming soon
Book Cover:  Letters From Burma
By San Suu Kyi Aung

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
RRP: $26.95
Book Cover:  Oil & Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
By McKibben Bill
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
RRP: $24.99
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
RRP: $9.95
Out of stock
Book Cover:  Short Walks from Bogota: 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: 24/10/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781846145834
RRP: $39.99
Book Cover:  Short Walks from Bogotá: 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
RRP: $22.99
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
RRP: $39.95
Book Cover: The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East

Across the Arab world millions of women and men have taken to the streets, showing that dictators can be overthrown without weapons. But what happens now?

Across the Arab world millions of women and men have taken to the streets, showing that dictators can be overthrown without weapons. But what happens now?

Published: 04/05/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781846146503
RRP: $29.95
Book Cover: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
By X Malcolm (Haley Alex)
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
RRP: $25.00
Book Cover: The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement
By Graeber David
This witty, provocative look at the actions of the 99% is a vital read in today's protest climate, and asks: why did it work this time? What went right? And what can we all do now to make our world democratic once again?
This witty, provocative look at the actions of the 99% is a vital read in today's protest climate, and asks: why did it work this time? What went right? And what can we all do now to make our world democratic once again?
Published: 14/06/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846146633
RRP: $29.99
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
RRP: $22.99
Book Cover: The Siege: Three Days of Terror Inside the Taj
By Scott-Clark Cathy & Levy Adrian
A single shot was followed by a shrill scream. A door was kicked open. Then another shot. Along the corridor they were executing people. Should they hide or try to get out? 'We're going to die,' Will whispered to Kelly, surprised that he had said it out loud.
A single shot was followed by a shrill scream. A door was kicked open. Then another shot. Along the corridor they were executing people. Should they hide or try to get out? 'We're going to die,' Will whispered to Kelly, surprised that he had said it out loud.
Published: 02/01/2014
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241003664
RRP: $45.00
Out of stock
Book Cover: The Siege: Three Days of Terror Inside the Taj
By Levy Adrian & Scott-Clark Cathy
A single shot was followed by a shrill scream. A door was kicked open. Then another shot. Along the corridor they were executing people. Should they hide or try to get out?
A single shot was followed by a shrill scream. A door was kicked open. Then another shot. Along the corridor they were executing people. Should they hide or try to get out?
Published: 25/06/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670922598
RRP: $22.99
Out of stock
Book Cover: The Siege: Three Days of Terror Inside the Taj
By Levy Adrian & Scott-Clark Cathy
The Siege is a helter-skelter thriller, threaded with powerful human stories.
The Siege is a helter-skelter thriller, threaded with powerful human stories.
Published: 20/11/2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670922567
RRP: $29.99
Book Cover: The State and Revolution
By Lenin Vladimir

'The replacement of the bourgeois state by the proletarian state is impossible without a violent revolution'

'The replacement of the bourgeois state by the proletarian state is impossible without a violent revolution'

Published: 19/10/1992
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140184358
RRP: $9.95
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
RRP: $32.95
Book Cover:  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
We seem to have given up on any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. Despite mounting scientific evidence, denialism is surging in many wealthy countries, and extreme fossil-fuel extraction gathers pace.
We seem to have given up on any serious effort to prevent catastrophic climate change. Despite mounting scientific evidence, denialism is surging in many wealthy countries, and extreme fossil-fuel extraction gathers pace.
Published: 17/09/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781846145063
RRP: $29.99
Coming soon

News

{ view all }
10 Jul 2014
National Biography Award shortlist announced
The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlist for the National Biography Award, which recognises ‘the continuing importance and value of life writing’. Congratulations to Gideon HaighThe winner will be announced on 4 August at an event at the State Library of NSW, which coincides with the beginning of the library’s Biography Week. Read more about the prize and Biography Week events here.

Social Feed

{ }

Penguin TV

{ }

Pictures

{ }