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  • House of Kwa

    by Mimi Kwa ...
    Wild Swans meets Educated in this riveting true story spanning four generations'Revelatory and remarkable' - TRENT DALTON'Memorable and vivid' - RICHARD GLOVER'Lands with a thump in your heart' - LISA MILLAR'Heartbreaking and uplifting' - MEAGHAN WILSON ANASTASIOS'An heroic saga' - MIKE MUNRO<p... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 老派少女購物路線

    by 洪愛珠 ...
    Book 366 - Taiwan Style
    ★ 「台北文學獎」散文首獎得主洪愛珠首部著作。★ 備受矚目、眾人垂涎敲碗的飲食書寫新聲音。★ 舒國治、馬世芳、蔡珠兒、古碧玲、詹宏志、韓良憶、簡媜重量級推薦。∣ 她的老派,是養成,是本性,也是鄉愁 ∣她自小看著有頭家娘風範的外婆與母親,進出廚房,起灶架鍋,張羅數十家人員工日常吃食,宴請東南亞與中東等地賓客,哄嚷熱烈,直到滷肉飯、蒸冬瓜肉餅、芋棗甚至一碗煲粥,俱成為她日後的念想。她曾與外婆、母親,三代女子,穿行在大稻埕與永樂市場,買鮑參翅肚、麵龜椪餅、胡椒肉桂蠶豆,見識老鋪的講究,練就一套對古早物什的擇選標準。她熟稔蘆洲湧蓮寺周邊,在旺鋪裡食切仔麵黑白切與米苔目,飲青草涼茶,更向在地攤商習得剁雞的技巧,與若干習俗規矩。如此種種,養出她一雙識貨的眼睛,一根敏銳的舌頭,一個老派的靈魂;更化作筆下時而雍容深情、時而輕俏意趣的篇章段落。</... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Red Memory

    Living, Remembering and Forgetting China's Cultural Revolution

    An indelible exploration of the Cultural Revolution and how it shapes China today, Red Memory uncovers forty years of silence through the rarely heard stories of individuals who lived through Mao's decade of madness.'Written with an almost painful beauty.' JONATHAN FREEDLAND'Took my breath away.' BARBARA DEMICK'Haunting.' OLIVER BURKEMAN'A masterpiece.... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Modern Korea: All That Matters

    by Andrew Salmon ...
    series All That Matters
    In no nation on earth has history accelerated with such speed as in Korea. A medieval dynasty at the end of the 19th century, it underwent a traumatic colonization, then, in its hour of liberation was divided by the great powers at the end of World War II. Devastated by a fratricidal war, the peninsula has remained divided ever since.South Korea is the greatest national success story of the 20th ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • On the Trail of Genghis Khan

    An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads

    by Tim Cope ...
    The relationship between man and horse on the Eurasian steppe gave rise to a succession of rich nomadic cultures. Among them were the Mongols of the thirteenth century – a small tribe, which, under the charismatic leadership of Genghis Khan, created the largest contiguous land empire in history. Inspired by the extraordinary life nomads still lead today, Tim Cope embarked on a journey that hadn't ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The startling true history of how one extraordinary man from a remote corner of the world created an empire that led the world into the modern age—by the author featured in Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan.The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans did in four hundred. In nearly every country the ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • First They Killed My Father

    A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (Film Tie In)

    by Loung Ung ...
    A daughter of Cambodia remembers. Soon to be a Netflix original movie directed by Angelina Jolie.Until age five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of an educated, high-ranking government official. When the Khmer Rouge stormed the city in 1975, the young girl and her family fled from village to village.Fighting to hide their identity, the Ungs eventually were forced to separate ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Empress Dowager Cixi

    The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

    by Jung Chang ...
    Discover the extraordinary story of the woman who brought China into the modern age, from the bestselling author of Wild SwansIn this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi – the most important woman in Chinese history – brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Tiger Man of Vietnam

    by Frank Walker ...
    The Vietnamese hilltribes made him a demi-god. The CIA wanted to kill him. This is the remarkable true story of Australian war hero Barry Petersen.As he flew over South East Asia towards Vietnam, Captain Barry Petersen struggled to keep an aura of calm. Inwardly he was incredibly excited. Aged 28, highly trained, with experience in anti-communist guerilla warfare, he was about to embark on the ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Krakatoa

    The Day the World Exploded

    'Bracingly apocalyptic stuff: atmospheric, chock-full of information and with a constantly escalating sense of pace and tension' Sunday TelegraphSimon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

    Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China (From the bestselling author of Wild Swans)

    by Jung Chang ...
    *SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN*Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history; a gripping story of sisterhood and betrayal from the bestselling author of Wild Swans.They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled seismic transformations these three women left an indelible mark on history.Red Sister rose to be Mao's vice-chair.Little S... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Cambodia’s Curse

    The Modern History of a Troubled Land

    by Joel Brinkley ...
    A generation after Pol Pot’s regime killed one quarter of the nation’s population, Cambodia shows every outward sign of having overcome its devastating history – the streets of Phnom Penh are paved; skyscrapers dot the skyline. But behind this façade lies a country still haunted by its years of terror.In 2008 and 2009, Joel Brinkley – who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the fall of the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Bali: Heaven and Hell

    Heaven and Hell

    by Phil Jarratt ...
    Bali: Heaven and Hell is a lively cultural and social history of Australia’s favourite holiday island. Detailing the island’s tumultous and often violent past, its mythology, religion and politics, and the last 50 years of western colonization and modern development. It is a place that both appeals and repels. Together with substantial knowledge and research of the island’s early history, Phil ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

    The Ancient World Economy & the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia & Han China

    A fascinating history of the intricate web of trade routes connecting ancient Rome to Eastern civilizations, including its powerful rival, the Han Empire.The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian Empire of ancient Persia, and the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan), laying ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mao: The Unknown Story

    The most authoritative life of Mao ever written, by the bestselling author of Wild Swans, Jung Chang and her husband, historian Jon Halliday.Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before, and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him, this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dispatches

    by Michael Herr ...
    We took space back quickly, expensively, with total panic and close to maximum brutality. Our machine was devastating. And versatile. It could do everything but stop.Michael Herr went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire. He returned to tell the real story in all its hallucinatory madness and brutality, cutting to the quick of the conflict and its seductive, devastating impact on a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $10.99 AUD

  • The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop

    This extraordinary first-hand account of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop's experiences as senior medical officer in the infamous prisoner-of-war camps in Java and on the Burma-Thailand Railway, is not only an account of great historical significance but also a testament to the ability of the human spirit to overcome the most unbearably cruel conditions.'I have the testimony of hundreds of Australians ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Shortest History of China

    by Linda Jaivin ...
    From kung-fu to tofu, tea to trade routes, sages to silk, China has influenced cuisine, commerce, military strategy, aesthetics and philosophy across the world for thousands of years.Chinese history is sprawling and gloriously messy. It is full of heroes who are also villains, prosperous ages and violent rebellions, cultural vibrancy and censorious impulses, rebels, loyalists, dissidents and wits. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Across Many Mountains

    The Extraordinary Story of Three Generations of Women in Tibet

    Kusang never thought she would leave Tibet. Growing up in a remote mountain village, she married a monk and gave birth to two children. But then the Chinese army invaded, and their peaceful lives were destroyed forever. Thousands were tortured, prison camps were set up and Kusang's monastery was destroyed.The family were forced to flee across the Himalayas in the depths of winter, battling cold, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

    How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire

    “A fascinating romp through the feminine side of the infamous Khan clan” (Booklist) by the author featured in Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan“Enticing . . . hard to put down.”—Associated PressThe Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. The daughters of the Silk Route turned their father’s conquests into the first truly international ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Victoria and Abdul (film tie-in)

    The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant

    by Shrabani Basu ...
    The tall, handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables during Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. An assistant clerk at Agra Central Jail, he suddenly found himself a personal attendant to the Empress of India herself. Within a year, he was established as a powerful figure at court, becoming the queen’s teacher, or Munshi, and instructing ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • On China

    For more than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in 1949, China and most of the western world had no diplomats in each others' capitals and no direct way to communicate. Then, in July 1971, Henry Kissinger arrived secretly in Beijing on a mission which quickly led to the reopening of relations between China and the West and changed the course of post-war history.For the past forty years, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The River of Lost Footsteps

    by Thant Myint-U ...
    Burma is currently ruled by a harsh dictatorship unmoved by Western activists and sanctions. It is also the sight of the longest-running conflict in the world. Drawing both on his own family's stories and his years of hands-on political experience working with the United Nations, Thant Myint-U has written an illuminating account of how Burma's rich past informs its violent present, and of how the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Red Roulette

    An Insider's Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption and Vengeance in Today's China

    by Desmond Shum ...
    **'THE BOOK CHINA DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ' CNN'READS LIKE A THRILLER' FINANCIAL TIMES, BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2021In the headline-making and bestselling tradition of Bill Browder’s Red Notice comes a unique and incendiary memoir from an entrepreneur who rose to the zenith of power and money in 21st century China and whose wife was disappeared - and then mysteriously reappeared four years later on ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD