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A Short History of Christianity

A Short History of Christianity

Geoffrey Blainey

Geoffrey Blainey, one of Australia's most accomplished and popular historians, takes us on a journey from the very beginnings of Christianity through to the current day. Looking at the development of the religion itself, as well...

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Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History

Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History

Eric Chaline

Fifty Animals that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully illustrated book that uncovers the fascinating stories of creatures great and small. These are the animals that have played a central role in the evolution of...

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Anzacs on the Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide

Anzacs on the Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide

Peter Pedersen, Chris Roberts

A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive...

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A History of Tasmania

A History of Tasmania

Henry Reynolds

This captivating work charts the history of Tasmania from the arrival of European maritime expeditions through to the modern day.

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Burke & Wills: the Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition

Burke & Wills: the Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition

E. B. Joyce, D. A. McCann

Reveals for the first time the true extent and limits of the scientific achievements of the Burke and Wills Expedition.

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Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-44

Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941-44

Anna Reid

The siege of Leningrad is one of the great stories of extraordinary and heroic endurance in World War II

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 Special priceThe Beauty and the Sorrow

The Beauty and the Sorrow

Peter Englund

Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, this title explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and even beauty.

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Timothy Snyder

In the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. This book offers an investigation into the motives and...

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 Special priceLisbon War In The Shadows Of The City Of Light

Lisbon War In The Shadows Of The City Of Light

Neill Lochery

This is the story of how a relatively poor European country not only survived the war physically intact, but came out of it much wealthier in 1945 than it had been when war broke out in 1939. The country's emergence as a...

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Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu

Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, a Real-life Indiana Jones, and the Search for Machu Picchu

Christopher Heaney, Neil B Chambers

The first-ever account of adventurer Hiram Bingham's search for the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Bingham's dispatches cast him as a romanticized hero and revealed the lost city to the Western world. The reader is taken into the...

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Bligh: Master Mariner

Bligh: Master Mariner

Rob Mundle

There's a lot more to Captain Bligh than mutiny, rum and convicts ...

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The Gold Rush: The Fever That Forever Changed Australia

The Gold Rush: The Fever That Forever Changed Australia

David Hill

The fever that forever changed Australia. David Hill relates the extraordinary people and staggering events of Australia's great gold-rush years. From the mid- to late-1800s, people from all corners of the globe and all walks of...

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Venetian Navigators: The Voyages of the Zen Brothers to the Far North

Venetian Navigators: The Voyages of the Zen Brothers to the Far North

Andrea di Robilant

In the 14th century, Nicolo and Antonio Zen journeyed from Venice up the North Atlantic, encountering warrior princes, fighting savage natives and, just possibly, reaching the New World a full century before Columbus. This title...

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A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus’s Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

Christopher B. Krebs

The riveting story of the Germania and its incarnations and exploitations through the ages.

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 Special priceThe Road of Bones: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Russia

The Road of Bones: A Journey to the Dark Heart of Russia

Jeremy Poolman

An epic and intimate story of life and death on Russia's greatest road: the Vladimirka

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

Simon Schama

Offers a social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution. This title provides an impression of the currents and contradictions which made up this terrible sequence of events.

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The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the Road to World War One

The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the Road to World War One

Miranda Carter

As cousins, George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II and the last Tsar Nicholas II should have been friends - but they happened also to rule Europe's three most powerful states. This book offers an account of how three men who should have...

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Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater

Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater

Larry Stempel

The definitive history of the Broadway musical: the shows, the stars, the movers, and the shakers.

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The Idea of Justice

The Idea of Justice

Amartya K. Sen

Is justice an ideal, for ever beyond our grasp, or something that may actually guide our practical decisions and enhance our lives? This book offers a fresh approach to mainstream theories of justice. It shows how the principles...

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From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-line Dispatches from the Advertising War

From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-line Dispatches from the Advertising War

Jerry Della Femina

It was a meeting of the agency's top people to find an advertising theme for Panasonic, a major new Japanese electronics firm. Suddenly the new $50,000-a-year creative supervisor leapt to his feet in a frenzy of simulated...

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Flight Of The Intellectuals

Flight Of The Intellectuals

Paul Berman

It created a worldwide furore when Tariq Ramadan was barred from US entry to accept a prestigious appointment at Notre Dame University. In a gripping portrait, Paul Berman details Ramadan's disturbing ties to radical Islam, and...

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 Read reviewCrimea: The Last Crusade

Crimea: The Last Crusade

Orlando Figes

The terrible conflict that dominated the mid 19th century, the Crimean War killed at least 800,000 men and pitted Russia against a formidable coalition of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire. This book reimagines this...

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The American Civil War

The American Civil War

John Keegan

The American Civil War was one of the longest and bloodiest of modern wars. It is also one of the most mysterious. This book unpicks the geography, leadership and strategic logic of the war and takes us to the heart of the...

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Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War

Europe’s Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War

Peter H. Wilson

The horrific series of conflicts known as the Thirty Years War (1618-48) tore the heart out of Europe, killing perhaps a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to whole areas of Central Europe to such a degree that many towns and...

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Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788

Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788

Richard Broome

'In this book Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style... ' Professor Lynette Russell, Centre for Australian...

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