Caught up in the political drama unfolding around us every day, it can be easy to forget that beneath the tough public personas of our politicians they are but mere mortals. Political memoirs and biographies offer insider perspectives of moments of enormous consequence to the nation. You enter the chambers of power, and stand witness to accounts of the decision making, manoeuvring and backstabbing that makes politics such a colourful and intriguing world. And, at their best, political stories get you under the skin of the people involved. Here are some political memoirs and biographies that balance the power-broking with the personal.
An updated edition of the personal story behind the very public political face of Labor’s Anthony Albanese.
The definitive biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s pro-democracy leader
Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation, Premier of NSW, Statesman, Visionary, Political Leader, Poet, Humanist
The memoirs of Tony Blair - a worldwide publishing sensation
'I was prime minister for three years and three days.Three years and three days of resilience.Three years and three days of changing the nation.Three years and three days for you to judge.'
Thought-provoking, beautiful, and full of ideas. This collection of books will inspire you to make changes in your home and lifestyle.
This acclaimed series of true stories about the lives of famous Kiwis is written by David Hill and magnificently illustrated by Phoebe Morris!
Brainy books that will make you think! Here are some titles that will enhance your world view, question your perspectives and teach you a thing or two.
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori. Upsize your Reo this Maori Language Week 2019 with our selection of Maori Language books.
Get excited! Take a look at our list of upcoming local books from incredible New Zealand authors.