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A Promised Land

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

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The Scomo Diaries

Just how good is Scomo? Our nation’s great leader tells all in this captivating (and completely unofficial) diary, as told to Mad as Hell’s Tosh Greenslade and award-winning cartoonist Andrew Weldon.

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Women and Leadership

An inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, sharing the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words.

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A Promised Land, by Barack Obama, to be published in Australia on 18 November

The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.

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A Promised Land: key events

From inauguration through to Operation Neptune’s Spear, take a look at the milestones covered in Barack Obama's riveting memoir.

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Themes from A Promised Land

From the influence of family to his political rise and the world events that shaped his presidency, Barack Obama covers enormous ground in his Presidential Memoirs, Volume 1: A Promised Land. Here we break down some of the key themes and turning points.

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A Promised Land book club notes

Settle in for a memorable reading group discussion, with Barack Obama’s long-awaited memoirs: A Promised Land.

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Discovering Vida

Jacqueline Kent on the inspiration behind her book about an extraordinary woman, Vida.

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Introducing Vida Goldstein

Advocate for women's rights, campaigner for peace and genuine trailblazer for equality.

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Power grapple

Nick Bryant reveals the unlikely start-point of Donald Trump’s first ‘semi-serious’ presidential bid.

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Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Q&A

The Women and Leadership co-authors answer our questions on gender equality and finding the inspiration to lead.

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The people’s choice

In Women and Leadership, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reflects on the importance of role-modelling in shattering gender stereotypes.

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Classic of the month: Dark Days

In July we explored racism, identity, education and love in James Baldwin’s searing essay collection Dark Days.

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History’s spoils

Geoffrey Robertson ponders the rights of nations to hoard the cultural identifiers of others.

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Peeling back the layers

Some delightful details of the multifaceted life of Geoffrey Robertson.