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Politics & Economics Talking to My Daughter About the Economy Yanis Varoufakis PB $29.99 Why is there so much inequality? Economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia’s deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths, he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives. Talking To My Daughter About the Economy introduces readers to the most important drama of our times, helping to make sense of a troubling world while inspiring us to make it a better one. The First Casualty Peter Greste PB $35.00 Wars have always been about propaganda but now the media has become part of the battlefield. Having covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, as well as having spent time in prison in Egypt, Peter Greste is well placed to describe what effect this has on the nature of reporting and the mind of the reporter. Greste unpicks the threat to modern investigative journalism and the desperate need for truth in the age of terrorism. The Pivot of Power Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart & James Walter HB $49.99 The prime ministership remains the main prize in Australian politics, but it is a precarious one. Leadership turnover in recent years has seen more prime ministers rise and fall than at any time since the decade after federation. What explains this volatility? The Pivot of Power is a unique blend of collective biography and institutional history that shows the skills, limitations and passions of incumbents are only part of the story. Incorrigible Optimist Gareth Evans A World of Three Zeroes Muhammad Yunus Wednesdays with Bob Bob Hawke & Derek Rielly HB $49.99 In this sometimes moving, often entertaining and always lucid memoir Gareth Evans looks back over the highs and lows of his public life as a student activist, civil libertarian, law reformer, industry minister, international policymaker, educator and politician. A colourful and central figure in Australian politics, Evans has been applauded worldwide for his contributions to conflict resolution, genocide prevention and curbing weapons of mass destruction. PB $32.99 Muhammad Yunus is the Bangladeshi economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards alleviating poverty. Here, he argues that the capitalist system is broken. It leads to inequality, unemployment and environmental destruction. We need a new economic system based on a vision that recognises altruism and generosity as driving forces that are just as powerful as self-interest. HB $29.99 December On Wednesdays this past year the longest serving Labor prime minister has welcomed Derek Rielly into his home for animated conversation and indecently fine cigars. On a sun- soaked balcony the young writer and the old master talk life, death, love, sex, religion, politics, sport, fatherhood, marriage and everything in between. The result is a portrait of a remarkable Australian reflecting on his past, present, and future as never before.