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  • Bound for Canaan

    The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement,

    “Well written, moving . . . stimulating,” this account of racially unified abolitionism “could provide the occasion for a constructive national conversation” (New York Times).The civil war brought to a climax the country's bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Boys in the Boat

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CALLUM TURNER AND DIRECTED BY GEORGE CLOONEYCast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past.What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Regeneration Through Violence

    The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600–1860

    Series series Mythology of the American West
    National Book Award Finalist: A study of national myths, lore, and identity that “will interest all those concerned with American cultural history” (American Political Science Review).Winner of the American Historical Association’s Albert J. Beveridge Award for Best Book in American HistoryIn Regeneration Through Violence, the first of his trilogy on the mythology of the American West, historian ... Read more

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  • Nathaniel's Nutmeg

    How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History

    by Giles Milton ...
    'To write a book that makes the reader sit in a trance, lost in his passionate desire to pack a suitcase and go to the fabulous place - that, in the end, is something one would give a sack of nutmeg for' Philip Hensher, The SpectatorIn 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Right and Labor in America

    Politics, Ideology, and Imagination

    Series series Politics and Culture in Modern America
    The legislative attack on public sector unionism that gave rise to the uproar in Wisconsin and other union strongholds in 2011 was not just a reaction to the contemporary economic difficulties faced by the government. Rather, it was the result of a longstanding political and ideological hostility to the very idea of trade unionism put forward by a conservative movement whose roots go as far back ... Read more

    $53.99 AUD

  • The Castle on Sunset

    Love, Fame, Death and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont

    by Shawn Levy ...
    For nearly ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favoured the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. Filled with deep secrets but hidden in plain sight, its evolution parallels the growth of Hollywood itself.Perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairy-tale castle, the Chateau seems to come from another world entirely. An apartment-house-turned-hotel, it has been the backdrop for ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Reluctant Warrior

    A Marine's True Story of Duty and Heroism in Vietnam

    "ONE OF THE BEST VIETNAM WAR STORIES I'VE EVER READ, one damn good, compelling read. It's almost something out of a Clancy novel, yet it's true. The best thing I can say about it is I didn't want it to end."--Col. David Hackworth, New York Times bestselling author of About FaceBy the spring of 1970, American troops were ordered to pull out of Vietnam. The Marines of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • An American Dreamer

    life in a divided country

    by David Finkel ...
    A man navigates the deep divisions in America today and discovers that sometimes change can start by finding common ground with your neighbours, in this immersive account by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thank You for Your Service and The Good Soldiers.As this powerful book begins, Brent Cummings finds himself coping with the feeling that the country he loves is fracturing in front of his ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Then Everything Changed

    Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reaga n

    The New York Times bestseller from Jeff Greenfield, the renowned CBS News senior political correspondent and veteran of CNN and ABC news, offering an alternative history of America. These things are true: * In December 1960, a suicide bomber paused when he saw the young President-elect John F. Kennedy's family come to the door to wave good-bye.... * In June 1968, Robert F. Kennedy declared victory ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Murder of Oscar Chitwood in Hot Springs, Arkansas, The

    Series series True Crime
    The Line between Lawmen and LawlessOn December 26, 1910, Oscar Chitwood lay lifeless on the courthouse lawn in Hot Springs, his wrists shackled together, and his body torn by bullets. The deputies on the scene claimed that masked men had lynched their prisoner and that the lawmen were innocent bystanders to the carnage. Newspapers everywhere proclaimed this killing another example of vigilantism ... Read more

    $19.06 AUD

  • City of Big Shoulders

    A History of Chicago

    City of Big Shoulders links key events in Chicago's development, from its marshy origins in the 1600s to today's robust metropolis. Robert G. Spinney presents Chicago in terms of the people whose lives made the city—from the tycoons and the politicians to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants from all over the world.In this revised and updated second edition that brings Chicago's story into the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Punk in NYC’s Lower East Side 1981-1991

    by Ben Nadler ...
    Much has been written about the glamorous and short-lived New York City punk rock scene of the late 1970s. Less has been written about the second-wave punk scene that followed in the 1980s. Unlike the earlier scene, the ‘80s punk scene took place largely outside of the established downtown clubs, in the streets and squats of the Lower East Side. Punk in NYC’s Lower East Side, 1981-1991, the first ... Read more

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  • Goose Green

    The first crucial battle of the Falklands War

    by Mark Adkin ...
    Reissued for the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflictThe most in-depth and powerful account yet published of the first crucial clash of the Falklands war - told from both sides.'Thorough and exhaustive' Daily Telegraph'An excellent and fast paced narrative' Michael McCarthy, historical battlefield guideGoose Green was the first land battle of the Falklands War. It was also the longest, the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Marxism and America

    New appraisals

    In Marxism and America, an accomplished group of scholars reconsiders the relationship of the United States to the theoretical tradition derived from Karl Marx. In brand new essays that cover the period from the nineteenth century, when Marx wrote for American newspapers, to the present, when a millennial socialism has emerged inspired by the presidential campaigns of Bernie Sanders, the ... Read more

    $140.99 AUD

  • Civilizing Argentina

    Science, Medicine, and the Modern State

    After a promising start as a prosperous and liberal democratic nation at the end of the nineteenth century, Argentina descended into instability and crisis. This stark reversal, in a country rich in natural resources and seemingly bursting with progress and energy, has puzzled many historians. In Civilizing Argentina, Julia Rodriguez takes a sharply contrary view, demonstrating that Argentina's ... Read more

    $39.99 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

    $18.99 AUD

  • Disloyal: A Memoir

    The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump

    by Michael Cohen ...
    **A #1 New York Times Bestseller!"I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn’t put it down until it was over."—Rachel Maddow, MSNBC**This book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor—The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the ... Read more

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  • The End of the River

    When it comes to climate-change-inspired threats, it is rising sea levels we hear most about. But if the oceans are, as Herman Melville put it, “the tide-beating heart of the earth,” rivers are its circulatory system. In the United States, there is no river more storied, symbolic, and vital than the Mississippi, and none, to use Mark Twain’s word, more lawless. The struggle to control it has been ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Becoming

    The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir; 17 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Crime of the Century

    Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation

    The story behind the attack that shocked a nation and opened a new chapter in the history of American crime.On July 14th, 1966, Richard Franklin Speck swept through several student nurses’ townhouse like a summer tornado and changed the landscape of American crime. He broke in as his helpless victims slept, bound them one by one, and then stabbed, assaulted, and strangled all eight in a sadistic ... Read more

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  • An Echo in the Bone

    Outlander Novel 7

    Series Book 7 - Outlander
    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

    $11.99 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

    $27.99 AUD

  • G-Man

    J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century

    by Beverly Gage ...
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2023Winner of the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award in BiographyWinner of the 2023 Bancroft Prize in American History and DiplomacyWinner of the American History Book PrizeShortlisted for the 2023 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for BiographyWhen he became director of the FBI in 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was a dazzling wunderkind buzz... ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Alexander Hamilton

    by Ron Chernow ...
    Series 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

    $12.99 AUD