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  • Paris-London Connection: The Assassination of Princess Diana

    by John Morgan ...
    Paris-London Connection is the most shocking yet factual book written on the 1997 Paris crash that took the lives of Princess Diana and her lover, Dodi Fayed. This fast-moving but authoritative narrative covers the events leading up to and following the tragedy. The book is a short, quick read – 200 pages – but is a bombshell because it closely follows the evidence and forensic analysis included ... Read more

    $6.88 AUD

  • Hitler and the Habsburgs

    The Führer's Vendetta Against the Austrian Royals

    by James Longo ...
    “A detailed and moving picture of how the Habsburgs suffered under the Nazi regime…scrupulously sourced, well-written, and accessible.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)It was during five youthful years in Vienna that Adolf Hitler's obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished empire, a dead archduke, and his royal orphans. That hatred drove ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • I Belong to Vienna

    A Jewish Family's Story of Exile and Return

    Translated by Alta L. Price ...
    A memoir of family history, personal identity, and WWII Vienna—a “well-researched, intimate, evocative look at some of the 20th century’s foulest days” (Kirkus).In autumn 1942, Anna Goldenberg’s great-grandparents and one of their sons are deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Hans, their elder son, survives by hiding in an apartment in the middle of Nazi-controlled Vienna. But this ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ring of Steel

    Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918

    **Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2014Winner of the 2014 Wolfson History Prize, the 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, the Society for Military History's 2015 Distinguished Book Award and the 2015 British Army Military Book of the Year**For the empires of Germany and Austria-Hungary the Great War - which had begun with such high hopes for a fast, dramatic outcome - rapidly ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Life in the Georgian Court

    This lively history of Europe’s royal families through the 18th and early 19th centuries reveals the decadence and danger of court life.As the glittering Hanoverian court gives birth to the British Georgian era, a golden age of royalty dawns in Europe. Houses rise and fall, births, marriages and scandals change the course of history. Meanwhile, in France, Revolution stalks the land. Life in the ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Beethoven

    Anguish and Triumph

    by Jan Swafford ...
    Sunday Times Classical Music Book of the Year'Magisterial, warm, and engaging . . . A triumph of scholarship and musical affinity . . . Jan Swafford is to be saluted.' IndependentJan Swafford's biographies of composers Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Abigail

    by Magda Szabó ...
    Translated by Len Rix ...
    A teenage girl's difficult journey towards adulthood in a time of war."A school story for grownups that is also about our inability or refusal to protect children from history" SARAH MOSS"Of all Szabo's novels, Abigail deserves the widest readership. It's an adventure story, brilliantly written" TIBOR FISCHEROf all her novels, Magda Szabó's Abigail is indeed the most widely read in her native ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Habsburg Monarchy 1809-1918

    A History of the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary

    A history of the Habsburg monarchy from the end of the Holy Roman Empire to the monarchy's dissolution in 1918. The book offers an insight into the problems inherent in the attempt to give peace, stability and common loyalty to a hetergeneous population. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs

    by John H. Gill ...
    series 1809: Thunder on the Danube
    This history of the 1809 Franco-Austrian War presents an in-depth chronicle Napoleon’s last great victory.On April 10th, 1809, while Napoleon was occupied in Western Europe with the Peninsular War, the Austrian Empire launched a surprise attack that sparked the War of the Fifth Coalition. Though France would ultimately win the conflict, it would be Napoleon’s last victorious war. Even then, the ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Habsburgs

    The Rise and Fall of a World Power

    by Martyn Rady ...
    'This is probably the best book ever written on the Habsburgs in any language, certainly the best I have ever read ... Students, scholars and the general reader will never find a better guide to Habsburg history' Alan Sked, Times Literary SupplementIn The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world it built - and then lost - over nearly a millennium.From modest origins, ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • Twelve Days

    Revolution 1956. How the Hungarians tried to topple their Soviet masters

    The defining moment of the Cold War: 'The beginning of the end of the Soviet empire.' (Richard Nixon)The Hungarian Revolution in 1956 is a story of extraordinary bravery in a fight for freedom, and of ruthless cruelty in suppressing a popular dream. A small nation, its people armed with a few rifles and petrol bombs, had the will and courage to rise up against one of the world's superpowers.The ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Follow Henry

    Follow Henry is based on the true story of a young boy old caught in the midst of World War Two Austria. Assigned to put out incendiary bombs as part of his Hitler Youth duties, he is almost shot by the S.S. After his apartment is bombed out thanks to the Royal Air Force, he flees to a small village on the Danube, only to face the dreaded Russian Army. Will he and his friends survive to become ... Read more

    $10.26 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Lambourn: Stations of the Great Western Railway

    Book 5 - Stations of the Great Western Railway
    A fascinating history of one of the long vanished stations on the Great Western Railway.Lambourn Station is no more. There is nothing left on the ground to show that this was once the thriving terminus of an independent railway line, later taken over by the Great Western Railway. The station had a coal yard, engine shed, cattle pens, racehorse loading bays and all the necesseties of a line ... Read more

    $1.25 AUD

  • Katalin Street

    WINNER of the 2018 PEN Translation Prize

    by Magda Szabó ...
    Translated by Len Rix ...
    ** NOW SHORTLISTED FOR THE WARWICK WOMEN IN TRANSLATION PRIZE 2019 **** WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE **BY THE AUTHOR OF THE DOOR, ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2015"Extraordinary" New York Times"Quite unforgettable" Daily Telegraph"Unusual, piercing . . . oddly percipient" Irish T... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • History of World War I: The Eastern Front 1914–1920

    From Tannenberg to the Russo-Polish War

    series History of WWI
    The History of World War I series recounts the battles and campaigns of the 'Great War'. From the Falkland Islands to the lakes of Africa, across the Eastern and Western Fronts, to the former German colonies in the Pacific, the World War I series provides a six-volume history of the battles and campaigns that raged on land, at sea and in the air.In 1914, the autocratic Russian Empire was allied to ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Married to Stefan Zweig

    Married to Stefan Zweig by Friderike Zweig (translated from the German by Erna McArthur, with an introduction by Helen Epstein, a chronology of Stefan Zweig's life and a bibliography of works by and about Stefan Zweig in English by Randolph Klawiter; 104,000 words and 22 illustrations)An essential companion piece to Stefan Zweig's classic The World of Yesterday, this memoir addresses many of the ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Austria

    Austria By Frederick Shoberl ... Read more

    $6.32 AUD

  • A Fleet in Being: Austro-Hungarian Warships of WWI

    The Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine -- The Austro-Hungarian Navy -- was in at the beginning of World War I when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie lay in state aboard its flagship, and at the end when it dissolved along with the empire that commanded it. During the war, this small but powerful "fleet in being" forced the Allies to maintain a blockade of the Otranto Straits. ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Aniko

    The Stranger Who Loved Me

    by Bob Rich ...
    series World Voices
    Aniko: The Stranger Who Loved me is a a literary biography that has won three awards, including the EPPIE for nonfiction in 2004.It is the life story of a woman who achieved the impossible and survived the unsurvivable -- more than once. Her courage, imagination and ruthlessness saved her and her family from death during the terrible years of the Second World War. Hampered by the stifling ... Read more

    $7.32 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Photographer at Sixteen


    A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, through a tumultuous period of European history - a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey.**RADIO 4's BOOK OF THE WEEK FROM 15 March 2021**"A truly remarkable book . . . fiercely compelling" EDMUND DE WAAL*WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE JEWISH WINGATE PRIZE*... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Franz Liszt, Volume 2

    The Weimar Years: 1848-1861

    by Alan Walker ...
    Book 2 - Franz Liszt
    The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt."You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have to be taken seriously indeed."-D. Kern Holoman, New York Review of Books"A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Mr. Walker makes the man and his age come to life. These three ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • The Habsburg Empire

    A New History

    A EuropeNow Editor’s PickA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year“Pieter M. Judson’s book informs and stimulates. If his account of Habsburg achievements, especially in the 18th century, is rather starry-eyed, it is a welcome corrective to the black legend usually presented. Lucid, elegant, full of surprising and illuminating details, it can be warmly recommended to anyone with an interest ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • History of World War I: The Balkans, Italy & Africa 1914–1918

    From Sarajevo to the Piave and Lake Tanganyika

    by David Jordan ...
    series History of WWI
    The History of World War I series recounts the battles and campaigns that took place during the 'Great War'. From the Falkland Islands to the lakes of Africa, across the Eastern and Western Fronts, to the former German colonies in the Pacific, the World War I series provides a six-volume history of the battles and campaigns that raged on land, at sea and in the air. The act that sparked World War ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The History of the Austrian Empire

    History of the Austrian Empire embraces all that is wild and wonderful in history; early struggles for aggrandizement, the fierce strife with the Turks, as wave after wave of Muslim invasion rolled up the Danube, the long conflicts and bloody persecutions of the Reformation, the thirty years' religious war, the intrigues of Popes, the enormous pride, power and encroachments of Louis XIV, the ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus