Used and Out of Print Books on Government,
Politics & Political History
Listed alphabetically by title.
A Prisoner in The Garden Opening Nelson Mandela's Prison Archive. ISBN 0670029491. Used hardcover book in
dust jacket. 209 pages. (Published on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Foundation by Viking/Penguin Group. Melbourne. 2005) A little
wear to the edges and corners of the boards. Else in fine condition.
John Bull Gets Tough: An Essay In Interpretation -by-
S F Ferguson. The collapse of Great Britain and the Empire has been loudly prophesied for centuries, but John Bull
refuses to budge; the end of every fight finds him still on his feet, with his
family beside him; the author, an Australian, explodes the myth of grasping
Imperialism, and makes clear the sane and solid foundations of the British
Commonwealth; he explains the differences between John Bull and Uncle Sam, and
their essential and indestructible brotherhood; he exposes the absurdity of the
notion that a friend of Russia should be an enemy of Britain; above all, he
tells us the deathless story of how Britain won through against incredible odds
in the early years of WWII. (Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1944) Small softcover book in soiled dust jacket, 72 pages. dust jacket and covers
worn on edges and bumped in corners, bookshop stamps inside cover, foxing on eps
and edges of pages, else very good.
Losing The Blanket: Australia and The End of Britain's Empire -by- David Goldsworthy. ISBN 0522850286.
Australian History. Australian Political History. When Britain's sprawling empire wound down with
unexpected speed in the 1960s, Australia lost a comforting "security blanket" and had to struggle to
re-establish and protect itself in a volatile and threatening world. This book shows how Australia's
foreign policy during the 1950s and 1960s was affected by the end of empire. Documents now available reveal
the effects of post-imperialism upon Australian policies in key areas such as defence planning in Southeast Asia,
the politics of the Commonwealth, the European Union, Australia's own colonial policy and relations with Britain
itself; as Menzies and then Holt looked to protect Australia's interests, the groundwork was laid for Australia's
involvement in Vietnam and for the pattern of Australia's foreign relations today. Used softcover book. 209 pages.
(Melbourne University Press.
Melbourne. 2002) Corners bumped. Covers scuffed. A few marks on edges of pages. Else very good.
Mandela: The Authorised Portrait -edited by- Kate Parkin. ISBN 1741248930. NEW. Biography and photographic portrait of
South African leader Nelson Mandela. Editorial consultants: Mac Maharaj & Ahmed Kathrada. Narrative -by- Mike Nicol. Interviews
-by- Tim Cousens; Rosalind Coward & Amina Frense. Foreword -by- Kofi Annan. Introduction -by-
Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (The Five Mile Press, Melbourne -in association with- PQ Blackwell, Auckland,
2006) NEW large format hardcover book in dust jacket. 356 pages. NEW. Weighs 2.2 kilograms.
Political Theories Of The Middle Age -by- Dr Otto Gierke. Translated with an
introduction -by- Frederic William Maitland (Cambridge At The University
Press, reprint, 1913) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 197 pages, pages uncut,
ex-library with the usual stamps and marks, marked black cloth with good gilt
lettering on spine, spine sunned, corners and both ends of spine worn &
knocked, names of previous owners on fep, light foxing on eps, edges of some pages lightly soiled, else good.
The Australian Ballot The Story Of An American Reform -by- L E Fredman. American Politics. American Electoral
Reform. By the late 1800s, American elections were riddled with abuses: political parties provided identifiable printed ballots which
were issued to voters outside the polling place, candidates has to pay large sums to ensure that their names would actually appear on the
ballot, and voters were freely bribed or intimidated by agents of the political parties; various groups of American political reformers
advocated the introduction of the Australian Victorian method of voting in which the government printed and distributed the ballets,
accepted nominations and made elaborate provision for secrecy in voting. (Michigan State University Press. First edition. 1968)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 150 pages, ex-library with the usual marks and stamps, pocket on fep, covered in clear plastic sleeve,
dust jacket under sleeve is soiled, foxing on edges of pages, else good.
The Origins of Political Surveillance in Australia -by- Frank Cain. ISBN 020714818X. A study of the growth
of Australia's security and surveillance organisations and the early history of those organisations, based
upon detailed examination of the original files and archives. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. London. 1983)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 305 pages. Dust jacket is worn on corners and at
both ends of the spine. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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