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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

    $12.99 AUD $3.99 AUD

  • 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • Everything Under the Heavens

    how the past helps shape China’s push for global power

    An incisive investigation of China’s ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global diplomacy.For many years after Deng Xiaoping initiated the economic reforms that began in 1978 and led to its overtaking the USA as the world’s economic powerhouse, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That diffidence has now been set aside. ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Dear Mom

    A Sniper's Vietnam

    In Vietnam's jungle war, only one group of men was feared more than death itself—the Marine Scout Snipers. . . .The U.S. Marine Scout Snipers were among the most highly trained soldiers in Vietnam. With their unparalleled skill, freedom of movement, and deadly accurate long-range Remington 700 bolt rifles, the Scout Snipers were sought after by every Marine unit—and so feared by the enemy that the ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • War in The Pacific (True Combat)

    by Al Cimino ...
    A huge column of blood red smoke rose a thousand feet as the battleship USS Arizona blew up. The USS Oklahoma capsized. The California, Nevada and West Virginia were all sunk at their moorings. 181 Japanese warplanes had attacked the US Pacific Fleet as it lay at anchor in Pearl Harbor. There had been no formal declaration, but the United States of America was now at war...Read about the Japanese ... Read more

    $1.87 AUD

  • China

    An Epic Novel

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Bravo; this is a big, complex and utterly involving portrait of 19th-century China' THE TIMESThe internationally bestselling author portrays the great clash of East and West in his new epic: ChinaChina in the nineteenth century: a proud and ancient empire forbidden to foreigners. The West desires Chinese tea above all other things but lacks the silver to buy it. ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD $15.99 AUD

  • The Unwomanly Face of War

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureBringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second World War: on the front lines, on the home front, and in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Chief Witness

    escape from China’s modern-day concentration camps

    A shocking depiction of one of the world’s most ruthless regimes — and the story of one woman’s fight to survive.I will never forget the camp. I cannot forget the eyes of the prisoners, expecting me to do something for them. They are innocent. I have to tell their story, to tell about the darkness they are in. It is so easy to suffocate us with the demons of powerlessness, shame, and guilt. But we ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • The Book Collectors of Daraya

    A Band of Syrian Rebels, Their Underground Library, and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War

    There is no jail that can imprison the free word, nor is there a siege tight enough that can prevent the spread of information.' MAZEN DARWISH, Syrian human rights activist, in a speech given on April 23, 2016, following his release from jail in 2015.In 2012 the rebel suburb of Daraya in Damascus was brutally besieged by Syrian government forces. Four years of suffering ensued, punctuated by ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Hiroshima

    by John Hersey ...
    On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic "that stirs the conscience of humanity" (The New York Times).Almost four decades after the original publication of ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • Last Night I Dreamed of Peace

    An extraordinary diary of courage from the Vietnam War

    **'THE VIETNAMESE ANNE FRANK'Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is the moving diary kept by a 27-year-old Vietnamese doctor who was killed by the Americans during the Vietnam War, while trying to defend her patients. Not only is it an important slice of history, from the opposite side of Dispatches and Apocalypse Now, but it shows the diarist - Dang Thuy Tram - as a vibrant human being, full of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Tokyo Vice

    a Western reporter on the police beat in Japan

    From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, here is a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up.At the age of 19, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquillity. What he got was a life of crime … crime reporting, that is, at the prestigious Yomiuri Shimbun. For twelve years ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Growing Up Jewish in China

    by Dolly Beil ...
    A colorful memoir of Jewish life in China during the first half of the twentieth century.Dolly Beil spent the first part of her life in the Chinese cities of Tsingtao (Qingdao), Mukden (Shenyang), Harbin, and Tientsin (Tianjin). Her father, owner of a jewellery store and a businessman, descended from the prominent family of Solomon Guterman, who owned an estate in Irkutsk, Russia. Her mother was ... Read more

    $11.98 AUD

  • Vietnam, Full Circle

    A Combat Veteran Returns

    "The immigration officer at the airport in Saigon slid my passport over the scanner at his desk. After consulting his monitor, he remarked in English, 'Welcome back, Lieutenant.' I answered in Vietnamese, 'Thank you, Captain.' Our eyes met. He dipped his head and smiled. I entered his country, stamped passport in hand, exhilarated at what lay ahead." -Vietnam, Full Circle.Forty years after serving ... Read more

    $6.59 AUD

  • Shooting an Elephant


    by George Orwell ...
    "Shooting an Elephant" is an essay by George Orwell, first published in the literary magazine New Writing in the autumn of 1936 and broadcast by the BBC Home Service on 12 October 1948. The essay describes the experience of the English narrator, possibly Orwell himself, called upon to shoot an aggressive elephant while working as a police officer in Burma. Because the locals expect him to do the ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The People's Republic of Amnesia

    Tiananmen Revisited

    by Louisa Lim ...
    Finalist for the 2015 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism Longlisted for the Lionel Gelber Award for the Best Non-Fiction book in the world on Foreign Affairs An Economist Book of the Year, 2014 A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "One of the best analyses of the impact of Tiananmen throughout China in the years since 1989." --The New York Times Book Review On June 4, ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • Peking 1900

    The Boxer Rebellion

    series Campaign
    In 1900 a violent rebellion swept northern China – the Boxer Rebellion. The Boxers were a secret society who sought to rid their country of the pernicious influence of the foreign powers who had gradually acquired a stranglehold on China. With the connivance of the Imperial Court they laid siege to the legation quarter of Peking. Trapped inside were an assortment of diplomats, civilians and a ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD

  • Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping

    Xi Jinping wants to become the world's most powerful leader. To succeed, he must balance Mao's Little Red Book with the Analects of Confucius, and more. For Xi, the task ahead of China is to preserve the guiding ideology of Marxism, while challenging mistaken credos like neoliberalism, constitutional democracy, and 'universal values'. China must have total faith in its own brand of socialism, ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • The Railway Man

    by Eric Lomax ...
    During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came terms with what happened. Fifty ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975

    by Max Hastings ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘His masterpiece’ Antony Beevor, Spectator ‘A masterful performance’ Sunday Times ‘By far the best book on the Vietnam War’ Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the YearVietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent ... Read more

    $18.99 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

    $13.63 AUD

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

    by Jung Chang ...
    Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival.Through the story of three generations of women in her own family – the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother and the daughter ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD