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  • Visiting the Neighbours

    Australians in Asia

    A million Australians went to Bali last year, following the millions of others who have made their way across Asia over the past century. Many travellers returned thinking they knew Asia and their personal experiences helped shape popular attitudes. This absorbing book unpacks their experiences, showing how their encounters changed the way Australians thought about themselves in the world. ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Visiting the Neighbours

    Australians in Asia

    A million Australians went to Bali last year, following the millions of others who have made their way across Asia over the past century. Many travelers returned thinking they knew Asia and their personal experiences helped shape popular attitudes. This absorbing book unpacks their experiences, showing how their encounters changed the way Australians thought about themselves in the world. Visiting ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    A Global History of World War II

    Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this is the first history of World War II to provide a truly global account of the war that encompassed six continents. Starting with the changes that restructured Europe and her colonies following the First World War, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new light on every aspect of World War II. Actions of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are covered in every theater of ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • 44 Days

    75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia

    'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically told, 44 DAYS is more than just a fitting tribute to brave but overlooked heroes. It's also a top read.' DAILY TELEGRAPHIn March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Churchill and Australia

    "Australia seemed to bring out the worst in Winston Churchill. Often enough to form a discernible pattern, Australia found itself on the wrong side of the very qualities-his strength of will, singleness of purpose, his refusal to 'give way, in things great or small, large or petty', the power of his imagination to set grim reality at defiance, his mastery of the English language-that made Winston ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Lawyers, Guns & Money

    A true story of horses & fairies, bankers & thieves

    by Ian Wishart ...
    It is a story of Hollywood, and movie stars like David Bowie and Tatum O'Neal. It is a story of children's fairytales penned by one of Walt Disney's best-loved animators - the man who created Fantasia. It is a story of the Aga Khan, Robert Sangster, and the battle for control of the world's bloodstock industry. It is a story of men armed with Uzi machine guns, of glittering tax havens and ... Read more

    $12.03 AUD

  • Political Change in Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia is a vast and complex region, comprising countries with remarkably diverse histories and cultures. Jacques Bertrand provides a fresh and highly original survey of politics and political change in this area of the world. Against the backdrop of rapid economic development and social transformation in several countries, he explores why some countries have adopted democratic ... Read more

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  • Daodejing

    by Laozi ...
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    series Oxford World's Classics
    'Of ways you may speak, but not the Perennial Way; By names you may name, but not the Perennial Name.' The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being as well as a philosophy and a religion. The dominant ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Conquest

    How Societies Overwhelm Others

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    In this bold, sweeping book, David Day surveys the ways in which one nation or society has supplanted another, and then sought to justify its occupation - for example, the English in Australia and North America, the Normans in England, the Spanish in Mexico, the Japanese in Korea, the Chinese in Tibet. Human history has been marked by territorial aggression and expanion, an endless cycle of ... Read more

    $38.99 AUD

  • The Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895

    Perceptions, Power, and Primacy

    The Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895 is a seminal event in world history, yet it has been virtually ignored in Western literature. In the East, the focus of Chinese foreign policy has been to undo its results whereas the focus of Japanese foreign policy has been to confirm them. Japan supplanted China as the dominant regional power, disrupting the traditional power balance and fracturing the ... Read more

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  • The Indian Ocean

    series Seas in History
    In this stimulating and authoritative overview, Michael Pearson reverses the traditional angle of maritime history and looks from the sea to its shores - its impact on the land through trade, naval power, travel and scientific exploration. This vast ocean, both connecting and separating nations, has shaped many countries' cultures and ideologies through the movement of goods, people, ideas and ... Read more

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  • Ancient Religions of the Austronesian World

    From Australasia to Taiwan

    series International Library of Ethnicity, Identity and Culture
    Austronesia is the vast oceanic region which stretches from Madagascar to Taiwan to New Zealand. Encompassing both scattered archipelagos and major landmasses, Austronesia - derived from the Latin australis,'southern',and Greek nesos,'island' - is used primarily as a linguistic term, designating a family of languages spoken by peoples with a shared heritage. Julian Baldick, a celebrated historian ... Read more

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