Women writing history

Sheilas: Badass Women of Australian History

Sheilas: Badass Women of Australian History

Eliza Reilly

An entertaining romp through Australian history that celebrates the badass sheroes we were never taught about in school and who deserve to be printed on our money, goddamn it!

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Love - A History in Five Fantasies

Love - A History in Five Fantasies

Rosenwein

A learned guide through the labyrinth of love --

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Sister Girl: Reflections on Tiddaism, Identity and Reconciliation (New Edition)

Sister Girl: Reflections on Tiddaism, Identity and Reconciliation (New Edition)

Jackie Huggins

A new edition of seminal Tiddaist classic by Murri historian and activist Jackie Huggins, featuring timely and compelling speeches and essays.

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 Read reviewAnother Day in the Colony

Another Day in the Colony

Chelsea Watego

A ground-breaking work - and a call to arms - that exposes the ongoing colonial violence experienced by First Nations people

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Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power

Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power

Clare Hunter

An alternative biography of Mary, Queen of Scots through the textiles of her life from the author of Sunday Times bestseller Threads of Life

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 Read reviewWomen in the Picture: Women, Art and the Power of Looking

Women in the Picture: Women, Art and the Power of Looking

Catherine McCormack

A feminist visual manifesto.

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Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Anne Sebba

The tragic story of Ethel Rosenberg, the first woman in America to be sent to her death for a crime other than murder

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The Woman They Could Not Silence

The Woman They Could Not Silence

Kate Moore

From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today.

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The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing

The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing

Hannah Dawson

A powerful new anthology of feminist voices throughout history and from around the world

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Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature

Anna Reser, Leila McNeill

Spanning the ancient period to the present day, this richly illustrated book seeks to redress the balance, with over 20 essays exploring how women have created space for themselves in science, technology, medicine, mathematics,...

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Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

Mary Beard

From the bestselling author of SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, the fascinating story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years

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 Read reviewLies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation

Lies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation

Claire G. Coleman

A deeply personal exploration of Australia's colonisation past, present and future by one of Australia's finest contemporary authors​.

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Queens of Jerusalem

Queens of Jerusalem

Katherine Pangonis

Debut by an exciting young narrative historian - a revisionist history of Medieval Palestine.

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The Whole Picture

The Whole Picture

Alice Procter

If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

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Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader

Maura Reilly

The definitive anthology of writings on women in art by the late Linda Nochlin, one of the most influential and revolutionary voices in feminist art history.

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You're Doing it Wrong

You’re Doing it Wrong

Kaz Cooke

You're Doing it Wrong is an outrageous tour through the centuries of bonkers and bad advice handed down and foisted upon women, told as only Kaz Cooke can - with humour and rage, intelligence and wit.

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Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

Marion Stell, Heather Reid

Who could imagine that finding a suitable pair of football boots would prove almost impossible for women and girls in the 1970s?  

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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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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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Sea People

Sea People

Christina Thompson

A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People is a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.  

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Our Bodies, Their Battlefield

Our Bodies, Their Battlefield

Christina Lamb

From award-winning war reporter and co-author of I Am Malala, this is a searing, angry reckoning of a book that exposes the unheard stories of women during war, and how in countries around the world today rape is used as a...

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Professor Mary Beard

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

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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr 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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The Beauty and the Terror

The Beauty and the Terror

Catherine Fletcher

A thrilling history of the unseen dark side of the Italian Renaissance

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The Race to Save the Romanovs

The Race to Save the Romanovs

Helen Rappaport

Shortlisted for the HWA Sharpe Books Non-Fiction Crown AwardA work of investigative history that will completely change the way in which we see the Romanov story.

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These 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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Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love

Galileo’s Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love

Dava Sobel

Galileo's Daughter is the story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter, Virginia.

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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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You Daughters of Freedom

You Daughters of Freedom

Clare Wright

In You Daughters of Freedom Stella Prize-winning author Calre Wright brings to life a time when Australian democracy was the envy of the world-and the standard bearer for progress in a shining new century.

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

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

Sheila Fitzpatrick

Sheila Fitzpatrick pieces together her late husband's story through diaries, correspondence and recollections: 'This is a historian's book but it's also a wife's book about her husband ... an offering of love that is also a search...

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British India, White Australia

British India, White Australia

Kama Maclean

Explores connections between Australia and India through the lens of the British Empire, by tracing the lives of people of Indian descent in Australia, from Australian Federation to Indian independence.

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