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From Trump to Brexit and from the state of democracy to Black Lives Matter, here you’ll find our vast selection of bestselling politics books, including the biographies of world leaders and great political thinkers. Explore the ideas that shape our world and the people and movements behind them and find the perfect gift for those who want to understand our turbulent times and where we’re headed next.

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Our Bestselling Politics Books

The Great Post Office Scandal
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How They Broke Britain
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Prisoners of Geography
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Politics On the Edge
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The Plot
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Chums
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2023
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Depraved New World
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The Wild Men
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Edible Economics
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The Abuse of Power
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The Story of Russia
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It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism
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Doppelganger
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Not the End of the World
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The Last Colony
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Code of Conduct
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Going Infinite
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Our Best New Politics Hardbacks

Empireworld
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The Wild Men
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The Small States Club
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The Showman
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Putin and the Return of History
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The Picnic
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The End of Enlightenment
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Feel-Good Productivity
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The Inequality of Wealth
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Warriors, Rebels and Saints
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Optimal
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The Gulag Archipelago
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Keir Starmer
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A Century of Labour
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Who Owns This Sentence?
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Fractured Union
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Languishing
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This jaw-dropping read from an acclaimed economic commentator and journalist casts merciless light on some of the world's biggest corporations from Amazon to Boeing, revealing dark truths about late-stage capitalism.
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Our Best New Politics Paperbacks

The Future of Geography
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Food for Life
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But What Can I Do?
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It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism
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Edible Economics
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Ravenous
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The Russo-Ukrainian War
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How to Be
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Hags
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Emotional Ignorance
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Humanise
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Why Politics Fails
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Quarterlife
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The Decade in Tory
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How to be a Politician
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King
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Astonish Me!
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Russia and Ukraine
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The Trading Game
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How Westminster Works . . . and Why It Doesn't
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Looked After
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Head North
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Beyond the Wall
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Killing Thatcher
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Vulture Capitalism
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Ten Years To Save The West
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Time to Think
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Four Chancellors and a Funeral
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No Way Out
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The Price of Life
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A Very Private School
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Borderlines
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Another England
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Bloody Panico!
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The Afghans
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The Architecture of Modern Empire
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Gift Books

Private Eye Annual
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The Best of Matt 2023
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2023
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How Did We End Up Here? Volume 15
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Depraved New World
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Giles 2024
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Have I Got News For You: The Quiz of 2023
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Cold War Steve Annual 2024
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Fred Basset Yearbook 2024
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Britain's Best Ever Political Cartoons
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Trump: The Prison Diaries, A Parody by Lucien Young
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Spare Us
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The Prince
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The Communist Manifesto
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Renegades
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Torrid Times
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PRIVATE EYE
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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The Russo-Ukrainian War
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Putin's People
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The Showman
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Diary of an Invasion
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Overreach
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The Gates of Europe
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Invasion
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You Don't Know What War Is
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Our Enemies will Vanish
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In Wartime
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A Small, Stubborn Town
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Ukraine 22
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Putin
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A Small Town in Ukraine
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UKRAINE The Forging of a Nation
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Lost Kingdom
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Ukraine Diaries
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Putin’s War on Ukraine
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Our Bestselling UK Politics Books

Moneyland
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How Not To Be Wrong
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Chavs
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Who Owns England?
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The Prime Ministers
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Brit(ish)
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Posh Boys
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How Britain Really Works
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The Border
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People Like Us
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Left Out
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What Does Jeremy Think?
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Boris Johnson
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Collateral Damage
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The Secret Life of Special Advisers
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Greater
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The Ministry of Nostalgia
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Broken Heartlands
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Our Bestselling World Politics Books

The Power of Geography
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Putin's People
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Utopia for Realists
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Divided
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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The New Silk Roads
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Nothing To Envy
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Who Rules the World?
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Twilight of Democracy
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The Pink Line
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Between Two Fires
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Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
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How Did We Get Into This Mess?
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#Choosetochallenge

Our bestselling books on feminist politics and activism

Men Who Hate Women
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Becoming
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Women, Race & Class
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Jacinda Ardern
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We Should All Be Feminists
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Unwell Women
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Difficult Women
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Feminism, Interrupted
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Superior
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The Truths We Hold
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White Feminism
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The Sex Lives of African Women
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Truth to Power
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Nasty Women
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The Moment of Lift
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Taking Up Space
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Fight Like A Girl
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Voices For Change

With the gathering momentum of the #blacklivesmatter movement, there has never been a more essential time to discover these groundbreaking works.

Women, Race & Class
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How to Argue With a Racist
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Whites
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Slay In Your Lane
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Access All Areas
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When They Call You a Terrorist
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What White People Can Do Next
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Everyone Versus Racism
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The Power of Privilege
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Loud Black Girls
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Living While Black
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Why We Kneel How We Rise
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The Good Ally
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Do Better
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Me and White Supremacy
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The Sum of Us
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Our Bestselling American Politics Books 

A Promised Land
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The Truths We Hold
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UnPresidented
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A Year At The Circus
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Gimson's Presidents
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Rage
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Promises to Keep
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On the Road
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The Presidents
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Too Much and Never Enough
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Saving Justice
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Landslide
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The Reckoning
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There Is Nothing For You Here
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After the Fall
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When America Stopped Being Great
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The Second
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The Plague Year
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The Non-Fiction You Need to Read in 2024

Ranging across biography, history, cookery and more, discover the non-fiction books we are most excited about in 2024.

The Waterstones Round Up: February's Best Books

From utterly unmissable thrillers to heart-stopping biography, discover our pick of February's finest books.

Sathnam Sanghera on Britain's Imperial Legacies on Global Scale

The bestselling author of Empireland and Empireworld on the far-reaching effects of British colonialism.

The Best Books of 2023: Politics

From Rory Stewart to Naomi Klein, discover the politics books we've loved this year.

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