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    Michelle Obama: BECOMING [2021] paperback



    Noam Chomsky: Chronicles of Dissent: Noam Chomsky [2022] paperback


    An accessible, powerful overview of Noam Chomsky's political thoughtIn sixteen extended talks with Alternative Radio's David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky explains why the 'war on drugs' is really a war on...

    Catherine Belton: Putin's People: A Times Book of the Year 2021 - The Story of Russia’s History and Politics [2021] paperback


    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year 2020 A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 2020 'The Putin book that we've been waiting for'...

    Borowitz Andy: Profiles in Ignorance [2023] paperback


    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER *WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER * Andy Borowitz, "one of the funniest people in America" (CBS Sunday Morning), brilliantly "chronicles our embrace of...

    John Pilger: Distant Voices [1994] paperback


    Throughout his distinguished career as a journalist and film-maker, John Pilger has looked behind the 'official' versions of events to report the real stories of our time.The centrepiece of this...

    James O'Brien: How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind [2021] paperback


    'Simply Brilliant' THE SECRET BARRISTER'Passionate and brilliantly argued' DAVID OLUSOGA'An admirably personal guide' MARINA HYDE'Smart, analytical, self-aware and important' ALASTAIR CAMPBELL THE INTIMATE, REVEALING NEW BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR OF...

    Bill Browder: Freezing Order: A True Story Of Russian Money Laundering, State-sponsored Murder,and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath Tpb W2 [2022] paperback


    'I was hooked from the first paragraph. More explosive, compulsive and gasp-inducingly, spine-tinglingly, mouth-dryingly, heart-poundingly thrilling than any fiction I have read for years, FREEZING ORDER has a stunning plot...

    Kieran Allen: Marx and the Alternative to Capitalism [2011] paperback


    If we are serious about finding a different way to run the post-recession society, we must start by introducing alternatives to undergraduates. Kieran Allen begins the task with an accessible...

    Ronan Farrow: Catch And Kill W2 [2020] paperback


    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Riveting and often shocking' Sunday Times 'Dripping with jaw-dropping revelations' Telegraph'Absorbing' New York Times In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative...

    Nicholas Shaxson: Treasure Islands [2012] paperback


    WITH NEW AND UPDATED MATERIALBillionaire Warren Buffet, currently the third wealthiest man in the world, paid the lowest rate of tax among his office staff, including his receptionist.In 2006 the...

    Professor Peter Frankopan: The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World [2019] paperback


    A brand new book from the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads'Masterly mapping out of a new world order' - Evening Standard Revised and updated editionThe...

    Douglas Rushkoff: Survival of the Richest: escape fantasies of the tech billionaires [2022] hardback


    The tech elite have a plan to survive the apocalypse: they want to leave us all behind.Five mysterious billionaires summoned Douglas Rushkoff to a desert resort for a private talk....

    Bill Browder: Freezing Order Vladimir Putin Rus [2023] paperback


    THE SUNDAY TIMES NO 2 BESTSELLER ** THE NEW YORK TIMES NO 1 BESTSELLER 'More explosive, compulsive and gasp-inducingly, spine-tinglingly, mouth-dryingly, heart-poundingly thrilling than any fiction I have read for...

    Ronan Farrow: Catch and Kill [2019] hardback


    In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at...

    John Sweeney: Killer In The Kremlin The Instant [2023] paperback


    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - NOW UPDATED WITH FOUR NEW CHAPTERS'This swashbuckling book is a furious attack on the Russian president. Killer in the Kremlin traces Putin's bloody career......

    Michael Moore: Dude, Where's My Country? [2004] paperback


    From the director of Fahrenheit 9/11 and author of Stupid White Men, Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? is an instruction manual for taking back America from corrupt corporations and...

    Bernie Sanders: It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism [2023] paperback


    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Galvanizing and uplifting' The Guardian'Bernie Sanders has changed US politics forever' Owen JonesIt's OK to be angry about capitalism. It's OK to want...

    Linda Tirado: Hand to Mouth [2014] paperback


    Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain...

    James Davies: Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis [2022] paperback


    In Britain alone, more than 20% of the adult population take a psychiatric drug in any one year. This is an increase of over 500% since 1980 and the numbers...

    Claire Fox: I Find That Offensive! [2016] hardback


    When you hear that now ubiquitous phrase 'I find that offensive', you know you're being told to shut up. While the terrible murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists demonstrated that...

    Vance: HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis: The International Bestselling Memoir Coming Soon as a Netflix Major Motion Picture starring


    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Coming November 2020 as a major motion picture from Netflix starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close 'The political book of the year' Sunday Times 'A frank, unsentimental,...

    Nick Cohen: You Can't Read This Book [2012] paperback


    Winner of Polemic of the Year at the 2013 Political Book Awards. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of Communism, and the advent of the Web which...

    O'Brien James: How They Broke Britain [2023] paperback


    THE REVEALING, DEFINING ACCOUNT OF THE DARK NETWORK THAT BROKE OUR COUNTRY.'An exceptional broadcaster' - Guardian | 'Consistently, forensically, brilliant' - Emily MaitlisSomething has gone really wrong in Britain.Our economy...

    Philip Short: Putin: The explosive and extraordinary new biography of Russia’s leader [2022] paperback


    Vladimir Putin is a pariah to the West.Alone among world leaders, he has the power to reduce the United States and Europe to ashes in a nuclear firestorm and has...

    Rory Hearne: Gaffs: Why No One Can Get a House, and What We Can Do About It [2022] paperback


    The book that has been waiting to be written - how Ireland's housing policy has locked an entire generation out of the housing market and what we should do about...

    Michael Braungart: Cradle to Cradle [2009] paperback


    Recycling is good, isn't it? In this visionary book, chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough challenge this status quo and put forward a manifesto for an intriguing and radically...

    The Secret Tory Mp: The Diary of a Secret Tory MP: (Almost!) True Stories from the Heart of British Politics [2022] hardback


    The long-awaited diary from Whitehall's most scandalous MP... From Brexit to Covid, parties to pig culling, the Conservative government has lurched from crisis to crisis. With a front-row seat on...

    Tim Marshall: Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags - from the author of the global bestseller Prisoners of Geography [2017] paperback


    When you see your nation's flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel?For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March...

    Tim Marshall: Shadowplay: A Memoir From Behind the Lines and Under Fire: The Inside Story of Europe's Last War [2019] paperback


    A gripping eyewitness account of a major 20th-century military conflict by the UK's most popular writer on geopoliticsThe shattering of Yugoslavia in the 1990s showed that, after nearly 50 years...

    Serhii Plokhy: Russo-ukrainian War The: From The [2023] hardback


    A 2023 HIGHLIGHT FOR: SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE * FINANCIAL TIMES * THE TIMES'The world's foremost historian of Ukraine. . . the chronicler of a country on the front lines of...

    Yanis Varoufakis: Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment [2018] paperback


    ** The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller**'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' GuardianWhat happens when you take on the European establishment? Read as world-famous, provocative economist, and former...

    Ben Rhodes: The World As It Is [2018] hardback


    *THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*'A classic coming-of-age story, about the journey from idealism to realism, told with candor and immediacy' NEW YORK TIMESThis is a book about two people making...

    Bob Woodward: Peril W2 [2021] hardback


    The storming of the Capitol on 6 January 2021 revealed the transition from President Trump to President Biden to be one of the most dangerous periods in American history, with...

    Ellie Levenson: 50 Campaigns to Shout About [2011] paperback


    The always provocative Ellie Levenson is here to drive us into action. From building more affordable housing to lobbying for more ethical banking and clean drinking water for all, Ellie...

    Francis Wheen: Strange Days Indeed [2009] hardback


    Strange Days Indeed, by Francis Wheen. The nostalgic whiff of the seventies evokes memories of loons and disco, Abba and Fawlty Towers. However, beneath the long hair it was really...

    Heidi Blake: From Russia with Blood [2019] hardback


    The explosive, untold story of how Russia mastered the art and science of targeted assassination. 'A real life thriller, packed with characters that even John le Carre couldn't dream of....

    Jack Shenker: Now We Have Your Attention [2019] hardback


    "One of the most important and compelling books I've ever read, by one of Britain's most gifted writers. If you want to understand why we are in this crisis, listen...

    Michael Lewis: The Fifth Risk [2018] hardback


    "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees...

    Owen Jones: The Establishment [2015] paperback


    THE PHENOMENAL BESTSELLER'Fantastic, timely, eye-opening' Armando Iannucci, New Statesman, Books of the Year'Captures a collective sense of anger and awakening' Matt Haig, Observer, Books of the YearBehind our democracy lurks...

    Paul Collier: Wars, Guns and Votes [2009] hardback


    In "Wars, Guns and Votes", award-winning author Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty in the countries at the bottom of the world economy that are home to a billion...

    Richard Davenport-Hines: An English Affair [2013] hardback


    WINNER OF THE POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS POLITICAL HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused...

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