Women writing history

Forgotten Women: The Artists

Forgotten Women: The Artists

Zing Tsjeng

The 48 talented and influential female artists that history should never have forgotten.

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries

From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, to Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, to Stella Miles Franklin, who endowed our most celebrated literary prize, these are women who have made a difference. They are the women who...

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This Is Shakespeare

This Is Shakespeare

Emma Smith

A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much...

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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Alice Gorman

Turns the common perception of archaeology as an exploration of the ancient on its head. Alice Gorman's captivating inquiry into the most modern and daring of technologies spanning some 60 years takes the reader on a journey which...

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Mother: An Unconventional History

Mother: An Unconventional History

Sarah Knott

When acclaimed historian Sarah Knott became pregnant, she started looking for a history of motherhood - only to find that no such book exists. For centuries, historians have concerned themselves with wars and...

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A Revolution of Feeling

A Revolution of Feeling

Rachel Hewitt

In the 1790s, Britain underwent what the politician Edmund Burke called 'the most important of all revolutions ... a revolution in sentiments'. Inspired by the French Revolution, British radicals concocted new political worlds to...

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Women Our History

Women Our History

DK, Lucy Worsley

Re-examining history from a female perspective, this book celebrates the numerous important roles women have played in culture and society that are less often told. Packed full of evocative images, this gloriously...

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 Special priceThese Truths: A History of the United States

These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill Lepore

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation.

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Women: Our Story

Women: Our Story

DK, Rebecca Boggs Roberts

A celebration of the pivotal but less-recognized roles women have played in culture and society reexamines history from a female perspective, from early matriarchal societies through the Suffragette movement and twentieth-century...

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Paper Emperors

Paper Emperors

Sally Young

Reveals who owned Australia's newspapers and how they used them to wield political power. A corporate and political history of Australian newspapers spanning 140 years, this book explains how Australia's media system came to be...

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Ottoman Odyssey

Ottoman Odyssey

Alev Scott

A journey across the former Ottoman Empire reveals the legacy of its influence on people from the Balkans to the Levant, and the integral diversity threatened amid rising nationalism.

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Deeds Not Words

Deeds Not Words

Helen Pankhurst

On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst - great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women's rights campaigner - charts how women's lives have changed over the last...

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The Darkening Age

The Darkening Age

Catherine Nixey

A gripping account of how the early Christians annihilated the art and teachings of the Classical world from a brilliant young historian.

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The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread

Kassia St Clair

A new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour.

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You Daughters of Freedom

You Daughters of Freedom

Clare Wright

For the ten years from 1902, when Australia's suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration. Clare Wright's epic new history tells the story of...

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Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Jeanette Winterson, Emmeline Pankhurst

One hundred years after women were first granted the vote, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson celebrates how far we have come on the road to equality, and calls on women and men alike to continue the fight. ...

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Lenin on the Train

Lenin on the Train

Catherine Merridale

A gripping account of how Lenin's 1917 train ride to Petrograd ignited the Russian Revolution.   

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The Guns of August

The Guns of August

Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle determined the course of the First World War is to this day revered as the classic account of the conflict's...

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Serving Our Country

Serving Our Country

Joan Beaumont, Allison Cadzow

After decades of silence, Serving Our Country is the first comprehensive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's participation in the Australian defence forces. This book reveals the courage, resilience and...

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The Vikings

The Vikings

Else Roesdahl, Kirsten Williams, Susan M. Margeson

Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and...

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The Celts

The Celts

Dr. Alice Roberts

The Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this engimatic tribe: their origins, their treasure and...

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Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table

Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table

Ellen Wayland-Smith

Told by a descendant of one of the Community's original families, Oneida is a captivating story that straddles two centuries to reveal how a radical, free-love sect, turning its back on its own ideals, transformed into a purveyor...

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1947: Where Now Begins

1947: Where Now Begins

Elisabeth Asbrink, Fiona Graham

As the clock strikes the end of the war, the time begins to turn towards a new age - the one we call now.

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard

A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists.

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Mischka's War: A European Odyssey of the 1940s

Mischka’s War: A European Odyssey of the 1940s

Sheila Fitzpatrick

On a winter's day in 1943, 22-year-old Mischka Danos chanced on a terrible sight as he skied through Latvian woods—a pit filled with the bodies of Jews killed by the occupying Germans. The world was full of such atrocities,...

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The House

The House

Helen Pitt

The extraordinary story of the 20th century's most recognisable building, with new insights into the controversy and drama that surrounded its construction.

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The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

'Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to write the history of that...

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich

In this magnificent requiem to a civilization in ruins, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate reinvents a singular, polyphonic literary form, bringing together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in...

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Behold, America

Behold, America

Sarah Churchwell

'The American dream is dead,' Donald Trump said when announcing his candidacy for president in 2015. How would he revive it? By putting 'America First'.The 'American Dream' and 'America First' are two of the most...

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The Catch

The Catch

Anna Clark

In every coastal town in Australia, there's a bait shop and a boat ramp, and, in garages around the country, fishing rods are strung up waiting for their next outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot, and families pass on...

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Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel

Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel

Natasha Hurley

A new history of the queer novel shows its role in constructing gay and lesbian lives.   

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The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

Edith Hall

They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? This title...

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The Butchering Art

The Butchering Art

Lindsey Fitzharris

In The Butchering Art, historian Lindsey Fitzharris recreates a critical turning point in the history of medicine, when Joseph Lister transformed surgery from a brutal, harrowing practice to the safe, vaunted profession we know...

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The Witches: Salem, 1692

The Witches: Salem, 1692

Stacy Schiff

A Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian explores one of the great mysteries of American history: the Salem witch trials

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The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Clare Wright

Ten years in the research and writing, inimitably bold, entertaining and irreverent in style, Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women of Ballarat-women who made Eureka a story for...

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