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  • The Beast I Loved

    A Battered Woman's Desperate Struggle to Survive

    The disturbing true crime story about what drove an abused New Hampshire wife to kill her violent husband, and the chaos that followed.Before domestic violence hot lines and safe houses were widespread, June Briand shot four bullets into her husband’s head in 1987 and was sentenced to fifteen years to life. This is the shocking true story of survival—and the intense bond June shared with her ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • An Echo in the Bone

    Outlander Novel 7

    series Outlander #7
    THE TRIUMPHANT SEVENTH NOVEL IN THE MULTI-MILLION BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES.The year is 1777. The place, North Carolina. And as the American rebellion grows in intensity, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his wife Claire need to decide which side their family is going to be on.The choice should be an easy one, given that Claire was born in the twentieth century and has already seen the future - in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin America

    by Michael Reid ...
    The bestselling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America—now fully revised and updated.Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid’s bestselling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the “Forgotten Continent.” The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Night Stalker

    The Disturbing Life and Chilling Crimes of Richard Ramirez

    by Philip Carlo ...
    The definitive account of the notorious California serial killer examines the psychology of a murderer, his crimes, and his cult followingDecades after Richard Ramirez left thirteen dead and paralyzed the city of Los Angeles in the 1980s, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture, and sadistic murder. Philip Carlo’s classic The Night Stalker, based on years of meticulous research and ... Read more

    $19.24 AUD

  • Highliners

    A Novel

    Highliners are the elite of the fishing world, the skippers and crews who make the biggest catches—salmon, king crab, halibut, shrimp—and deliver them first to the bustling canneries of Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. For these men—and for their women—the safe eight-hour day does not exist. It never will. Some fishermen get rich, many die broke. But they find a special joy in their work that can never be ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $1.99 AUD

  • Dust Bowl Girls

    The Inspiring Story of the Team that Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory

    by Lydia Reeder ...
    “Thrilling, cinematic . . . I loved every minute I spent with the bold, daring women of the Cardinals basketball team . . . The stuff of American legend” (Karen Abbott, New York Times–bestselling author).The Boys in the Boat meets A League of Their Own in this true story of a Depression-era championship women’s team.During the drought and financial crisis of the 1930s, Oklahoma basketball coach ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Alexander Hamilton

    by Ron Chernow ...
    series Great Lives
    You've seen the show, you've sung the songs, now read the full story of America's most misunderstood founding father.'I was swept up by the story. I thought it 'out-Dickens' Dickens in the unlikeliness of this man's rise from his humble beginnings in Nevis in the Caribbean, to changing, helping shape our young nation. And it's uniquely an immigrant story and it's uniquely a story about writers... ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Death in White Bear Lake

    The True Chronicle of an All-American Town

    by Barry Siegel ...
    A mother’s search for the son she gave up uncovers terrifying secrets in a Minnesota town in this “masterfully depicted true-crime tale” (Publishers Weekly).In 1962, Jerry Sherwood gave up her newborn son, Dennis, for adoption. Twenty years later, she set out to find him—only to discover he had died before his fourth birthday. The immediate cause was peritonitis, but the coroner had never decided ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Songs for the Flames

    Translated by Anne McLean ...
    "Like Bolaño, Vásquez is a master stylist and a virtuoso of patient pacing and intricate structure" LEV GROSSMAN, Time Magazine"Juan Gabriel Vásquez . . . has succeeded García Márquez as the literary grandmaster of Colombia" ARIEL DORFMAN, New York Review of BooksA morally complex, searing set of stories by the award-winning author of The Sound of Things Fallin... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • American Philosophy

    A Love Story

    by John Kaag ...
    The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life aroundJohn Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct ... Read more

    $14.29 AUD

  • The Lincoln Assassination

    Every schoolchild knows about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln - how the actor John Wilkes Booth shot the president while he was watching a play, leaped to the stage from the presidential box, and made his escape. But there is far more to the story, including the bizarre scheme that Booth first concocted to kidnap Lincoln and trade him for Confederate soldiers held in Northern prisons. Here is ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • Time's Convert

    return to the spellbinding world of A Discovery of Witches

    **From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, now a major Sky original TV series**Return to the enchanting world of the All Souls trilogy for a love story like no other...Marcus Whitmore was made a vampire in the eighteenth century. Over two hundred years later, he finds himself in love with Phoebe Taylor, a human who decides to become a vampire herself.And with tradition ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Jakarta Method

    Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 BY NPR, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND GQThe hidden story of the wanton slaughter -- in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world -- backed by the United States.In 1965, the U.S. government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians. This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD $24.99 AUD

  • Team of Rivals

    The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

    In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • In Cold Blood

    by Truman Capote ...
    series Vintage International
    National BestsellerOn November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Raven Rock

    The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself--While the Rest of Us Die

    Now a 6-part mini-series called Why the Rest of Us Die airing on VICE TV!The shocking truth about the government’s secret plans to survive a catastrophic attack on US soil—even if the rest of us die—is “a frightening eye-opener” (Kirkus Reviews) that spans the dawn of the nuclear age to today, and "contains everything one could possibly want to know" (The Wall Street Journal).Every day in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 15 million copies sold worldwideTHE NO. 1 BESTSELLERBRITISH BOOK AWARDS, NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEARTHE SUNDAY TIMES, MEMOIR OF THE YEARBOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, EVENING STANDARD_______________________________In a life filled wit... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Walter's Welcome

    The Intimate Story of a German-Jewish Family's Flight from the Nazis to Peru

    **Number 47 on Book Authority's 94 Best Nazi Germany Books of All Time!**Walter’s Welcome is the story of Walter Neisser and the more than fifty members of his family he helped to escape Nazi Germany. The story is told through the letters of the Neisser family, which have been meticulously translated and arranged by Walter’s niece, Eva, who also provides moving historical contextualization and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Storm Tide

    Multimillion copy bestselling author Wilbur Smith returns with a brand-new historical epic, set against the backdrop of the American revolution. The Courtney family is torn apart as three generations fight on opposing sides of a terrible war that will change the face of the world forever.'Best Historical Novelist' Stephen King'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

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  • Logistics in the Falklands War

    A Case Study in Expeditionary Warfare

    A military logistics expert analyzes the detailed coordination employed by the British during the Falklands War in 1982.While many books have been written on the Falklands War, this is the first to focus on the vital aspect of logistics. The challenges were huge: the lack of preparation time, the urgency, the huge distances involved, and the need to requisition ships from trade to name but four ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chancellorsville

    A new look at the Civil War battle that led to Stonewall Jackson’s death: A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and “tour de force in military history” (Library Journal).From the award-winning, national bestselling author of Gettysburg, this is the definitive account of the Chancellorsville campaign, from the moment “Fighting Joe” Hooker took command of the Army of the Potomac to the Union’s ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Secret Civil War

    The American Civil War was one of the most harrowing conflicts in history. What many of us don't know is the key role that spies played on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line during the four-year struggle. This secret war was waged by an intriguing lineup of participants: detective agency chief Allan Pinkerton, who was said to have thwarted a conspiracy to assassinate President-elect Abraham ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD

  • The Widow of the South

    by Robert Hicks ...
    Tennessee, 1864. On a late autumn day, near a little town called Franklin, 10,000 men will soon lie dead or dying in a battle that will change many lives for ever. None will be more changed than Carrie McGavock, who finds her home taken over by the Confederate army and turned into a field hospital. Taking charge, she finds the courage to face up to the horrors around her and, in doing so, finds a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

    **Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History"Like Lauren Hillebrand's Unbroken…Target Tokyo brings to life an indelible era." —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast**On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD