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Fear, Faith And Hope: The Long Wet Summer Of 2010-2011

Fear, Faith And Hope: The Long Wet Summer Of 2010-2011

Matthew Condon

Fear, faith and hope - just three of the emotions felt during the long, wet summer of 2010-2011. The floods and cyclones of that wet season produced a natural disaster which will continue to influence the lives of the...

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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 (University of Tasmania)

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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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Timothy Snyder

Under Hitler and Stalin the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. For twelve savage years, on this bloodsoaked soil an average of one million individuals - mostly...

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atrocitology: Humanity's 100 deadliest achievements

atrocitology: Humanity’s 100 deadliest achievements

Matthew White

From the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage to the cataclysmic events of World War II, Atrocitology spans centuries and civilisations to measure the hundred most violent episodes in history. This book sets the record of human...

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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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 Special priceThe Gold Rush: The Fever That Forever Changed Australia

The Gold Rush: The Fever That Forever Changed Australia

David Hill

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 life, including two future prime...

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Mission 101

Mission 101

Duncan McNab

In Late 1940 a group of five Australian soldiers set out on a secret mission: one of the second world war's most daring operations. Leading a small force of Ethiopian freedom fighters on an epic trek across the harsh African bush...

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In The Garden Of Beasts: Love, Terror, And An American Family In Hitler's Berlin

In The Garden Of Beasts: Love, Terror, And An American Family In Hitler’s Berlin

Erik Larson

1933, Berlin. William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. As the year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement,...

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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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The Popes

The Popes

John Julius Norwich

Well known for his histories of Norman Sicily, Venice, the Byzantine Empire and the Mediterranean, John Julius Norwich has now turned his attention to the oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the...

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Cambodia's Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land

Cambodia’s Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land

Joel Brinkley

A generation after Pol Pot's regime killed one quarter of the nation's population, Cambodia shows every outward sign of having overcome its devastating history - the streets of Phnom Penh are paved; skyscrapers dot the skyline....

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The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology

The Wisdom of Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology

Tim Birkhead

The perfect book for birdwatchers and armchair ornithologists everywhere.

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Robin Hood

Robin Hood

J. C. Holt

The legend of Robin Hood began more than 600 years ago. The man, if he existed at all, lived even earlier. This title assesses the evidence for the historical Robin Hood and finds that the tale originated with the yeomen and...

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The Pocketbook of Aussie History

The Pocketbook of Aussie History

Brendan Gullifer

When was the first Melbourne Cup, and which horse won? Who was the first woman to stand for federal parliament? What's the second verse of 'Advance Australia Fair'? Why was Vegemite renamed Parwill in 1928? Here, in one handy...

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Dampier's Monkey: The South Seas Voyages of William Dampier

Dampier’s Monkey: The South Seas Voyages of William Dampier

Adrian Mitchell

William Dampier, the 'devil's mariner' as he has been called, a far voyager and traveller extraordinaire, lived in an era when the past was being put behind the present, and everything was new - a new world discovered by the first...

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 Special priceCitizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution

Citizens: A Chronicle of The French Revolution

Simon Schama, CBE

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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Speeches That Changed the World

Speeches That Changed the World

Simon Sebag Montefiore

See and hear the 20th century's greatest orators speak the very words that made history - from Winston Churchill and JFK to Kevin Rudd and Barack Obama. This gripping DVD pack provides genuine historical footage of 20 of the most...

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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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God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter

God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter

Stephen R. Prothero

God is Not One is the essential guide to learning about and understanding religion and its place in our global culture today, written for religious and non-religious people alike. It gives a chapter-by-chapter overview and...

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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

This advertising classic is the original guide to life on Madison Avenue in the 1960s - and it was an inspiration for series one of Mad Men, with Jerry an advisor to the show. Packed full of eccentric characters and interesting...

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Heart and Soul: Australia's First Families of Wine

Heart and Soul: Australia’s First Families of Wine

Graeme Lofts, James Halliday

A look at the famous families who pioneered the Australian wine industry over generations Heart and Soul takes you on a journey through the history, the people, the vineyards, and the regions of Australia's most famous...

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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. In this magisterial history of the first modern war, the distinguished military historian John Keegan unpicks the geography, leadership and strategic...

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The Pacific: Hell was an ocean away

The Pacific: Hell was an ocean away

Hugh Ambrose

Between America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war...

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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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The Wreck of Western Culture: humanism revisited

The Wreck of Western Culture: humanism revisited

John Carroll

Humanism built western civilization as we know it today. Its achievements include the liberation of the individual, democracy, universal rights, and widespread prosperity and comfort. So runs the approved view. It is not shared by...

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