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  • 1967

    The Year of Fire and Ice

    by Victor Brooks ...
    Blazing hot meets icy cool in a momentous year in US historyOn New Year’s Day in 1967, the 200 million Americans who lived in the United States were about to experience a fascinating, exciting, and sometimes bewildering twelve months that for many formed an iconic portion of their lives. Despite the fact that the coming year produced no Black Friday, Pearl Harbor, or 9/11 attack, the nation still ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    by John Berendt ...
    THE LANDMARK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city: “Elegant and wicked.... [This] might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review • 30th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword by the Author.Shots rang out in ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Korean War: History in an Hour

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Bringing together the military mights of the Soviet Union, China, North Korea, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United Nations States, the Korean War raged for three years from 1950 to 1953. Not only the result of a carving of Korean territories following the Pacific conflicts of the Second World War, it was also a battle of ideologies ... Read more

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  • The Achilles Trap

    Saddam Hussein, the United States and the Middle East, 1979-2003

    by Steve Coll ...
    From the Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of Ghost Wars, the inside story of America's long and ruinous relationship with Saddam HusseinThe Achilles Trap masterfully untangles the people, ploys of power and geopolitics that led to America's disastrous war with Iraq and, for the first time, details America's fundamental miscalculations during its ruinous, decades-long relationship with ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • Soldiers of a Different Cloth

    Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II

    “This riveting account of the heroic contributions of thirty-five chaplains and missionaries during World War II is nearly impossible to put down . . . inspiring.” —The Boston PilotIn Soldiers of a Different Cloth, New York Times-bestselling author and military historian John Wukovits tells the inspiring story of thirty-five chaplains and missionaries who, while garnering little acclaim, performed ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Gloria and Joe

    The Star-Crossed Love Affair of Gloria Swanson and Joe Kennedy

    by Axel Madsen ...
    The ultimate Hollywood story revealed: the sizzling relationship between Joseph Kennedy, patriarch of America’s most influential political family, and Gloria Swanson, one of the most prominent silent film stars of her day. Gloria and Joe were in love with each other and with the movies, especially Queen Kelly, which completed the real-life ménage à trois. Starring along with the star of the screen ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Challenger

    A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space

    **From the New York Times-bestselling author of Midnight in Chernobyl comes the definitive, dramatic, minute-by-minute story of the Challenger space shuttle disaster based on fascinating in-depth reporting and new archival research – riveting history that reads like a thriller'Gripping' ED CAESAR • 'Masterly' GEOFF DYER • 'Incredible' TIM HARFORD • 'A universal story that transcends time' NEW YORK ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

    Series series Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    The best, the fastest, the hippest and the most unorthodox account ever published of the US presidential electoral process in all its madness and corruption.In 1972 Hunter S. Thompson, the creator and king of Gonzo journalism, covered the US presidential campaign for Rolling Stone magazine alongside the establishment newsmen of Washington. The result is a classic piece of subversive reportage and ... Read more

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  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    by J. D. Vance ...
    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Coming November 2020 as a major motion picture from Netflix starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close‘The political book of the year’ Sunday Times‘A frank, unsentimental, harrowing memoir … A superb book’ New York Post‘I bought this to try to better understand Trump’s appeal … but the memoir is so much more than that. A gripping, unputdownable page-turner’ India Knight, ... Read more

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  • One Minute To Midnight

    Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War

    by Michael Dobbs ...
    October 27, 1962, a day dubbed Black Saturday in the Kennedy White House. The Cuban missile crisis is at its height, and the world is drawing ever closer to nuclear apocalypse.As the opposing Cold War leaders, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, mobilize their forces to fight a nuclear war on land, sea and air, the world watches in terror. In Bobby Kennedy's words, 'There was a feeling that the ... Read more

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  • Three Days at the Brink

    FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II

    Series series Three Days Series
    The Instant New York Times Bestseller"I could not put this extraordinary book down. Three Days at the Brink is a masterpiece: elegantly written, brilliantly conceived, and impeccably researched. This book not only sparkles but is destined to be a classic!” —Jay Winik, bestselling authorFrom the #1 bestselling author and award-winning anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier, comes the gripping ... Read more

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  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

    The #1 New York Times Bestseller SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURESet amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program.Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic ... Read more

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  • Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse (Text Only)

    This edition does not include illustrations.From the author of Unbroken – a major motion picture releasing in 2015 – this is the bestselling true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse, Seabiscuit.In 1938 one figure received more press coverage than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt. He was a cultural icon and a world-class athlete – and an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse by the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • One Summer

    America 1927

    by Bill Bryson ...
    Series Book 2 - Bryson
    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth.It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention of television, the peak of Al Capone’s reign ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ghost Platoon

    by Frank Walker ...
    Series Book 1 - Hachette Military Collection
    "thoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account' The Sun-HeraldAn eye-opening account of Australian combat history, untold . . . until now.In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 men were thrown together at Nui Dat, Vietnam. It was so slapdash a group it didn’t even have an officer or sergeant in charge. A rugged ex-Royal Marine stepped forward to take the lead. Jim Riddle was only an acting ... Read more

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  • The Vietnam War: History in an Hour

    by Neil Smith ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.‘War, what is it good for?’ THE VIETNAM WAR: HISTORY IN AN HOUR gives a gripping account of the most important Cold War-era conflict, fought between the United States and the Viet Cong, the Vietnam People’s Army and their Communist allies. It was one of the most traumatic military conflicts America has ever been involved in – and provoked a ... Read more

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  • Dead Center

    A Marine Sniper's Two-Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War

    by Ed Kugler ...
    WHEN YOU'RE IN THE DEATH BUSINESS,EACH DAWN COULD BE YOUR LAST.Raw, straightforward, and powerful, Ed Kugler's account of his two years as a Marine scout-sniper in Vietnam vividly captures his experiences there--the good, the bad, and the ugly. After enlisting in the Marines at seventeen, then being wounded in Santo Domingo during the Dominican crisis, Kugler arrived in Vietnam in early 1966.As a ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • My Train to Freedom

    A Jewish Boy's Journey from Nazi Europe to a Life of Activism

    The breathtaking memoir by a member of Nicky’s family,” a group of 669 Czechoslovakian children who escaped the Holocaust through Sir Nicholas Winton’s Kindertransport project, My Train to Freedom relates the trials and achievements of award-winning humanitarian and former Episcopal priest, Ivan Backer.As Backer recounts in his memoir, in May of 1939 as a ten-year-old Jewish boy, he fled Nazi ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    **Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award****The definitive history of nuclear weapons—**from the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project—this epic work details the science, the people, and the sociopolitical realities that led to the development of the atomic bomb.This sweeping ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Spymistress

    The True Story of the Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II

    The New York Times Bestseller by the Author of A Man Called IntrepidIdeal for fans of Nancy Wake, Virginia Hall, The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, The Wolves at the Door by Judith Pearson, and similar worksShares the story of Vera Atkins, legendary spy and holder of the Legion of HonorWritten by William Stevenson, the only person whom she trusted to write her biogra.. ... Read more

    $26.74 AUD

  • The Cold War: History in an Hour

    by Rupert Colley ...
    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.From the end of World War Two to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia and America eyed each other with suspicion and hostility as the world lived in the shadow of the Cold War. As post-war Europe was rebuilt, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin struggled to maintain peace among the former Eastern and Western Allies. Two ideologies, two ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Kennedy Curse

    The shocking true story of America’s most famous family

    Now with an all-new bonus chapter - in the bestselling The Kennedy Curse, 'James Patterson applies his writerly skills to real-life history . . . re-telling the political clan's rise and fall and rise again (and fall again) with novelistic style' (People).________________________________Kennedys were always taught to win at all costs. And they did - but the price they paid was unimaginable . . .< ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • JFK: The Smoking Gun

    by Colin McLaren ...
    It's the gunshot that echoed around the world - but who pulled the trigger? McLaren unravels the cold case of the 20th century.' Andrew Rule, bestselling author of UnderbellyAssassination? Conspiracy? Evidence of the shocking truth is finally revealed.On 22nd November 1963, the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and his wife Jackie were taking part in a presidential ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • All Hands Down

    The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion

    A Cold War disaster that took ninety-nine lives, and was denied for forty years—what really happened to the USS Scorpion?May 1968: An American submarine is sent to investigate suspicious Soviet ships gathered in the mid-Atlantic. No one aboard the USS Scorpion was aware of the trap they rode into—that the Soviets planned revenge for the mysterious sinking of a Russian sub two months before…or that ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD