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  • Shogun


    by James Clavell ...
    NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES'Clavell never puts a foot wrong . . . Get it, read it, you'll enjoy it mightily' DAILY MIRRORThis is James Clavell's tour-de-force; an epic saga of one Pilot-Major John Blackthorne, and his integration into the struggles and strife of feudal Japan. Both entertaining and incisive, SHOGUN is a stunningly dramatic re-creation of a very different world.Starting with his shipwreck ... 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

  • Brief History of China

    Dynasty, Revolution and Transformation: From the Middle Kingdom to the People's Republic

    Series series Brief History of Asia Series
    "Clements' spare prose, bad-boy wit and encyclopedic knowledge of Asian facts, gossip and trivia put paid to any misgivings about uttering 'history' and 'page-turner' in the same breath. This succinct chronicle of China's rise to global power is essential reading for businessmen, politicians and creatives. --J. Christopher Westland, Author of Red Wired: China's Internet Revolution and Overseas ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Ten Days that Shook the World

    by John Reed ...
    Adventure it was, and one of the most marvellous mankind ever embarked upon, sweeping into history at the head of the toiling masses, and staking everything on their vast and simple desires. Already the machinery had been set up by which the land of the great estates could be distributed among the peasants. John ReedJohn Reeds Ten Days that Shook the World, published in 1922, is a gripping ... Read more

    $1.45 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Killer in the Kremlin

    The instant bestseller - a gripping and explosive account of Vladimir Putin's tyranny

    by John Sweeney ...
    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - NOW UPDATED WITH FOUR NEW CHAPTERS'This swashbuckling book is a furious attack on the Russian president. Killer in the Kremlin traces Putin's bloody career... a life littered with corpses.' - THE TIMESA gripping and explosive account of Vladimir Putin's tyranny, charting his rise from spy to tsar, exposing the events that led to his invasion of Ukraine and his ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Red Memory

    The Afterlives of China's Cultural Revolution


    $15.99 AUD

  • Nemesis

    A historical epic from the Master of Adventure

    A FIGHT FOR HONOUR. A QUEST FOR REVENGE.Paris, 1794. Revolutionary fervour has erupted into the Reign of Terror. A young man, Paul Courtney, hides in a crowd watching as the condemned are brought to the guillotine. Among them is Constance Courtney, Paul's mother. As he watches her brutal execution, he knows he must avoid the same fate and fulfil his promise to her - to survive, no matter what. He ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Farewell Dinner for a Spy

    by Edward Wilson ...
    Series Book 8 - William Catesby
    "A compelling slice of mid-century espionage that expertly blends history with possibility. All comparisons that will inevitably be made with le Carré are entirely apt" Tim Glister'Edward Wilson seems poised to inherit the mantle of John le Carré' Irish Independent1949: William Catesby returns to London in disgrace, accused of murdering a 'double-dipper' the Americans believed to be one of their ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • The Last Correspondent

    Dispatches from the frontline of Xi's new China

    by Michael Smith ...
    **The ultimate insider’s account: living and working in China in a period of unprecedented economic and social upheavalIt was just after midnight when China’s notorious secret police came knocking...**A late-night visit to his Shanghai laneway house by China’s notorious secret police triggered a diplomatic storm which abruptly ended Michael Smith’s stint as one of Australia’s last foreign ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Meditations

    Translated by George Long ...
    Marcus Aurelius is one of the most widely appreciated of ancient philosophers. The work for which he is best known, the Meditations, occupies a special place not only in our intellectual and cultural history but also – for those who have read him – as an enduring source of ethical guidance.The Meditations is one of the highest manifestations of practical wisdom that the classical Western world – ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Black Sun

    Based on a true story, the critically acclaimed Soviet thriller

    by Owen Matthews ...
    **'Outstanding' SUNDAY TIMES'A stunning debut thriller . . . utterly terrifying . . . absolutely riveting' DAILY MAIL'Fascinating . . . fearsome' FREDERICK FORSYTH'Enthralling' FINANCIAL TIMES'Thrilling . . . compelling' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIOREHidden deep within central Soviet Russia is a place that doesn't appear on any ... ... Read more

    $15.99 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

  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The complete Novels (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

    This book contains the classics novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication. - Poor Folk - The Double - Notes from Underground - Crime and Punishment - The Gambler - The Idiot - Demons - The Adolescent - The Dream of a Ridiculous Man - The Brothers Karamazov ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Korean Atrocity!

    Forgotten War Crimes 1950–1953

    As there was no clear victor at the conclusion of the Korean War, no war crime trials were held. But, as this book reveals, there is evidence of at least 1,600 atrocities and war crimes perpetrated against troops serving with the United Nations command in Korea. The bulk of the victims were Americans but many British servicemen were tortured, killed or simply went missing.Much of the carefully ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Interpreter's Daughter

    A remarkable true story of feminist defiance in 19th Century Singapore

    by Teresa Lim ...
    Discover one family's fascinating story in this beautiful, sweeping, multigenerational memoir, spanning 19th century south China to modern day Singapore'A captivating, compelling story of history, family loyalty, and personal sacrifice. A fascinating and richly textured multigenerational tale' Charmaine Wilkerson, New York Times bestselling author of Black Cake'I would learn that when families ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Caretaker

    by Ron Rash ...
    'One of the great American authors at work today' New York Times ONE OF THE NEW YORKER’S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR It is 1951. The close-knit community of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, does not welcome those who are different. Jacob Hampton’s wealthy parents disinherited him when he married Naomi, an uneducated hotel maid. Now Jacob has been called up to fight in Korea, leaving a pregnant Naomi ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • With the Falling of the Dusk

    The compelling and powerful bestselling book by critically acclaimed journalist and author of Talking to My Country and The Queen is Dead

    by Stan Grant ...
    A deeply powerful, poetic and compelling book on the challenges facing our world, from one of Australia's most experienced journalists and international commentators, Stan Grant.History is turning.In only a few short decades, we have come a long way from Francis Fukuyama's declaration of the 'end of history' and the triumph of liberal democracy in 1989. Now, with the inexorable rise of China, the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Souls of China

    The Return of Religion After Mao

    by Ian Johnson ...
    In no society on Earth was there such a ferocious attempt to eradicate all trace of religion as in modern China. But now, following a century of violent antireligious campaigns, China is awash with new temples, churches, and mosques - as well as cults, sects, and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty - over what it means to be ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Chinese Battleship vs Japanese Cruiser

    Yalu River 1894

    by Benjamin Lai ...
    Series Book 92 - Duel
    The 1894–95 war between China and Japan, known in the West as the First Sino-Japanese War, lasted only nine months, but its impact resonates today.The Chinese Beiyang (Northern) Fleet was led by her flagship, Dingyuan, and her sister ship*, Zhenyuan*, which were the biggest in Asia; German-built armoured turret ships, they were armed with four 12in guns and two 6in guns, plus six smaller guns and ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Hidden in Plain Sight

    Esoteric Power Training within Japanese Martial Traditions

    by Ellis Amdur ...
    Ellis Amdur's writing on martial arts has been groundbreaking. In Dueling with O-sensei, he challenged practitioners that the moral dimension of martial arts is expressed in acts of integrity, not spiritual platitudes and the deification of fantasized warrior-sages. In Old School, he applied both academic rigor and keen observation towards some of the classical martial arts of Japan, leavening his ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Russo-Ukrainian War

    From the bestselling author of Chernobyl

    by Serhii Plokhy ...
    CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES * TELEGRAPH * PROSPECT'The best account of the ongoing conflict — its preconditions and its present-day horrors' ProspectDo you know what is at stake in Ukraine? Urgent, compelling reading from the author of Chernobyl on the defining conflict of our timesOn 24 February 2022, Russia stunned the world by launching an invasion of Uk... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Musashi

    An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era

    Translated by Charles Terry ...
    The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman.Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai—without really knowing what it meant—he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed and wounded among thousands ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • KOBO: The story of Russo-Japanese War

    Japanese were for the first time measuring their strength in the China war. Bob Fawcett has the good fortune to do a service to Kobo San, the descendant of an ancient Samurai family and high in the Government Service. He was sent out to Japan before the outbreak of the war to test the range finding apparatus of the Japanese fleet. Kobo is a good story written by Herbert Strang. ... Read more

    $2.92 AUD