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  • The Violence of Empire

    The Tragedy of the Congo-Océan Railroad

    'Masterful' The Economist******The Congo-Océan railroad stretches across the Republic of Congo from Brazzaville to the Atlantic port of Pointe-Noir. It was completed in 1934, when Equatorial Africa was a French colony, and it stands as one of the deadliest construction projects in history. Colonial workers were subjects of an ostensibly democratic nation whose motto read ‘Liberty, Equality, ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • De strijd om Bali

    Imperialisme, verzet en onafhankelijkheid 1846-1950

    by Anne-Lot Hoek ...
    Een onthutsende en indringende dekolonisatiegeschiedenis De onafhankelijkheid van Indonesië is onomkeerbaar, de Republiek Indonesië is een feit. In 1946 bezet Nederland Bali en daar wordt de deelstaat Oost-Indonesië opgericht. Deze staat moet een toonbeeld worden van democratie, maar het gezag dwingt de loyaliteit van de bevolking meteen al meedogenloos af.De strijd om Bali is een geschiedenis van ... Read more

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  • The Lyrics

    1956 to the Present

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARA self-portrait in 154 songs, by our greatest living songwriter'More often than I can count, I've been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I've always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day ... Read more

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  • The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

    'Readers look for and admire good writers and great writing. They will find it, in spades, in The Battle of the Bismarck Sea.' - The Canberra TimesIn the thick of World War II, during the first week of March 1943, Japan made a final, desperate lunge for control of the South West Pacific. In the ensuing Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a force of land-based Australian and American planes attacked a ... Read more

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  • Cilka's Journey

    The Sunday Times bestselling sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz

    Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her.In 1942 Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival.After liberation, Cilka is charged as a ... Read more

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  • Traitor King

    The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by Andrew Lownie ...
    A Daily Mail Royal Book of the Year, 2021'Darkly compelling...hundreds of eye-popping details...Gripping ... damning portrait of the Windsors' Daily Mail 'Book of the Week''Briskly written and compulsively readable...' - A.N. Wilson, TLS'Meticulously researched' - Spectator'Entertaining... convincing... timely. Urgent reading for royals' - ... ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD $8.79 AUD

  • Humanity

    the Recent Moral History

    This book is about history and morality in the twentieth century. It is about the psychology which made possible Hiroshima, the Nazi genocide, the Gulag, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot's Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and many other atrocities.In modern technological war, victims are distant and responsibility is fragmented. The scientists making the atomic bomb thought that they were only ... Read more

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  • Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace

    by Max Hastings ...
    ‘A gripping new collection from Max Hastings that puts you at the heart of the battle … Compelling’ Daily Mail ‘An unmissable read’ Sunday TimesSoldiers is a very personal gathering of sparkling, gripping tales by many writers, about men and women who have borne arms, reflecting bestselling historian Max Hastings’s lifetime of studying war. It rings the changes through the centuries, between the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Fight for Australia

    From Changi and Darwin to Kokoda - the triumph of individual bravery, mateship, and national courage that saved us in World War ll

    by Roland Perry ...
    The compelling story of Australia's desperate fight for survival during World War II.Previously published as Pacific 360°In the dark days following the fall of Singapore in Februrary 1942, Australia faced its toughest battle yet. It was centrestage and under direct attack from seemingly invincible Japanese forces. Winston Churchill was demanding our best battle-hardened troops stay in North Africa ... Read more

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  • The Great Train Robbery

    Crime of the Century: The Definitive Account

    Definitive account of the famous 1963 Great Train Robbery - and its aftermath.In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963 at rural Cheddington in Buckinghamshire, £2.6 million (£50 million today) in unmarked £5, £1 and 10-shilling notes was stolen from the Glasgow to London nightmail train in a daring and brilliantly executed operation lasting just 46 minutes. Quickly dubbed the crime of the ... Read more

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  • Anzac's Long Shadow

    The Cost of Our National Obsession

    by James Brown ...
    series Redback #4
    A century ago we got it wrong. We sent thousands of young Australians on a military operation that was barely more than a disaster. It’s right that a hundred years later we should feel strongly about that. But have we got our remembrance right? What lessons haven’t we learned about war, and what might be the cost of our Anzac obsession?Defence analyst and former army officer James Brown believes ... Read more

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  • Nazi Germany

    series Short Oxford History of Germany
    The history of National Socialism as movement and regime remains one of the most compelling and intensively studied aspects of twentieth-century history, and one whose significance extends far beyond Germany or even Europe alone. This volume presents an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the history of Nazi Germany, with ten chapters on the most important themes, each by an expert in the ... Read more

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  • Agent Sonya

    Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERTHE ULTIMATE GIFT FOR FANS OF THE BESTSELLING THE SPY AND THE TRAITOR: DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF WW2'S MOST EXTRAORDINARY SPY'His best book yet' The Times'Thrilling . . . Macintyre will have you hooked to her life's every twist and turn' Times / Sunday Times Books of the Year'Macintyre has found a real... ... Read more

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  • A 1940s Childhood

    From Bomb Sites to Children's Hour

    by James Marsh ...
    Do you remember collecting shrapnel and listening to Children’s Hour? Carrying gas masks or sharing your school with evacuees from the city? The 1940s was a time of great challenge for everyone who lived through it. From the hardships and fear of a World War, with Britain’s towns and cities were being bombed on an almost nightly basis, to the trauma of being parted from ones parents and sent away ... Read more

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  • D-Day

    June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

    Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history.D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination—what ... Read more

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  • The Russian Concubine

    'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse

    series Russian Concubine #1
    *** THE Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR ***'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate MosseDiscover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal.*****Junchow, China, 1928.Lydia Ivanova was among the Russian elite until the Bolsheviks revolutions forced her to flee to China wit... ... Read more

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  • Dead Wake

    the last crossing of the Lusitania

    by Erik Larson ...
    WINNER OF THE 2015 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS ‘BEST HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY’From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative non-fiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disasterOn May 1 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Life After Life

    Winner of the Costa Novel Award

    by Kate Atkinson ...
    'Dazzling, witty, moving, joyful, mournful, profound. Wildly inventive, deeply felt. Hilarious. Humane. Simply put: it's one of the best novels I've read this century' Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of GONE GIRL'A box of delights. Ingenious in construction, indefatigably entertaining, it grips the reader's imagination on the first page and never lets go.' HILARY MANTEL, author of THE MIRROR AND ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Human Being Died That Night

    Forgiving Apartheid's Chief Killer

    While working for South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Committee, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed former police colonel Eugene De Cock, who commanded a unit believed to have killed a number of anti-apartheid activists. De Cock was charged with, among other crimes against humanity, six murders and sentenced to 212 years in prison. A Human Being Died That Night is about the complexities of ... Read more

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  • The Darkling Spy

    by Edward Wilson ...
    series William Catesby
    A spy thriller that will change your view of the Cold War forever, by a former special forces officer and 'the thinking person's John le Carre'**'The thinking person's John le Carré' Tribune'Edward Wilson seems poised to inherit the mantle of John le Carré' Irish Independent**'More George Smiley than James Bond, Catesby will delight those readers looking for less blood and more intelligence in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Checkpoint Charlie

    The Cold War, the Berlin Wall and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

    'As convoluted and deadly as the plot of a novel by John le Carre, but all too real' Daily Mail, Must Reads'With a gripping narrative and vivid interviews with those on all sides whose lives were directly affected by that grim symbol of the East-West divide that poisoned Europe for almost half a century, [MacGregor] has made an important contribution to the history of our times' Jonathan Dimbleby ... Read more

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  • The Land Before Avocado

    The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come.'It was simpler time'. We had more fun back then'. 'Everyone could afford a house'.There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like?In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost ... Read more

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  • Sweet Tooth

    by Ian McEwan ...
    Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the ... Read more

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  • Kokoda

    75th Anniversary Edition

    Peter FitzSimons' masterful and gripping account of Australia's legendary Kokoda triumph - our most important battle.Acclaimed bestselling author Peter FitzSimons tells the Kokoda story in a gripping, moving story for all Australians: Kokoda is the iconic battle of World War II, yet few people know just what happened - and just what our troops achieved.'for Australians, the battles in Papua New ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD