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  • The Spy and the Traitor

    The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

    by Ben MacIntyre

    *The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller**Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize**Bill Gates' Top 5 Books for 2020*'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARR****ÉA thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterwordOn a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy av... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The White Sniper

    Simo Häyhä

    by Tapio A. M. Saarelainen

    The remarkable story of the Finnish marksman nicknamed “White Death” by the Red Army for his record number of confirmed kills.Simo Häyhä is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland from 1939 to 1940, he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today.A man of action who spoke very little, Simo Häyhä was hugely respected ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Among The Russians

    From the Baltic to the Caucasus

    by Colin Thubron

    Among the Russians is a marvellous account of a solitary journey by car from St. Petersburg and the Baltic States south to Georgia and Armenia. A gifted writer and intrepid traveller, Thubron grapples with the complexities of Russian identity and relays his extraordinary journey in characteristically lyrical style. This is an enthralling and revealing account of the habits and idiosyncrasies of a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • To End a War

    The Conflict in Yugoslavia--America's Inside Story--Negotiating with Milosevic

    by Richard Holbrooke

    When President Clinton sent Richard Holbrooke to Bosnia as America's chief negotiator in late 1995, he took a gamble that would eventually redefine his presidency. But there was no saying then, at the height of the war, that Holbrooke's mission would succeed. The odds were strongly against it.As passionate as he was controversial, Holbrooke believed that the only way to bring peace to the Balkans ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • Gustavus Adolphus

    A History of the Art of War from Its Revival After the Middle Ages to the End of the Spanish Succession War, With a Detailed Account of the Campaigns of the Great Swede

    by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

    A grand sweeping military history of the “pike and shot” era, with a particular emphasis on the Thirty Years’ War in Europe (1618–1648). Originally published in two volumes, the first covers the life of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and known as “The Lion of the North” by his many opponents. Born into an era of constant warfare, he became king at 17, transformed the Army of Sweden into the ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Shadows on the Tundra

    by Dalia Grinkevičiūtė and 1 more

    An extraordinary piece of international survival literature, joining the likes of Primo Levi and Anne Frank.In 1941, 14-year-old Dalia and her family are deported from their native Lithuania to a labour camp in Siberia. As the strongest member of her family she submits to twelve hours a day of manual labour. At the age of 21, she escapes the gulag and returns to Lithuania. She writes her memories ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Baltic Facades

    Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1945

    by Aldis Purs

    series Contemporary Worlds
    Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are often grouped together as the Baltic States, but these three Eastern European countries, tied together historically, are quite different. Although each is struggling to find its place within Europe and fighting to preserve its own identity, the idea of the Baltic States is a façade. In this book, Aldis Purs dispels the myth of a single, coherent Baltic identity, ... Read more

    $32.66 AUD

  • Battleground Prussia

    The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944–45

    by Prit Buttar

    The terrible months between the arrival of the Red Army on German soil and the final collapse of Hitler's regime were like no other in the Second World War. The Soviet Army's intent to take revenge for the horror that the Nazis had wreaked on their people produced a conflict of implacable brutality in which millions perished. From the great battles that marked the Soviet conquest of East and West ... Read more

    $20.56 AUD

  • War in the Balkans, 1991-2002: Comprehensive History of Wars Provoked by Yugoslav Collapse: Balkan Region in World Politics, Slovenia and Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus

    by Progressive Management

    This book was written to address the need for a comprehensive history of the Balkan wars provoked by the collapse of the Yugoslav Federation in 1991. These wars, and the instability that they have provoked, became preoccupations for international security management through the 1990s. After an initial phase of distancing and hesitation, Balkan conflict drew the United States and its most important ... Read more

    $13.58 AUD

  • Between Giants

    The Battle for the Baltics in World War II

    by Prit Buttar

    During World War II, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia found themselves trapped between the giants of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Over the course of the war these states were repeatedly occupied by different forces, and local government organizations and individuals were forced to choose between supporting the occupying forces or forming partisan units to resist their occupation. Devastated ... Read more

    $19.13 AUD

  • The Baltic

    A History

    by Michael North

    From the Vikings to the EU the Baltic has been a Nordic Mediterranean, a shared maritime zone with distinct patterns of trade, cultural exchange, and conflict. Covering a thousand years in a part of the globe where seas are more connective than land, Michael North’s overview transforms the way we think about one of the world’s great waterways. ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • The Northern Crusades

    by Eric Christiansen

    The 'Northern Crusades', inspired by the Pope's call for a Holy War, are less celebrated than those in the Middle East, but they were also more successful: vast new territories became and remain Christian, such as Finland, Estonia and Prussia. Newly revised in the light of the recent developments in Baltic and Northern medieval research, this authoritative overview provides a balanced and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Poles in India 1942-1948

    by Association of Poles in India 1942-1948

    This Indian adventure is intrinsically linked to World War II: after the deportations to the Soviet Union a group of Poles found safe refuge in India, where they would stay until the end of the War , hoping to return to their own country. Unfortunately the Yalta Agreements made that impossible. Very few people went back to Communist Poland; the great majority scattering throughout the Western ... Read more

    $12.67 AUD

  • Geopolitics and Planning for a High-End Fight: NATO and the Baltic Region, Airpower and Geopolitical Angst, The New Russian Threat, Considering a High-End Fight with Russia, Putin

    by Progressive Management

    This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. In a remarkably brief period, a serious challenge to the national security interests of the United States and its allies has emerged in Europe. This new threat emanates from a militarily resurgent and increasingly aggressive Russia, openly manifested in early 2014 by its seizure of Crimea ... Read more

    $4.10 AUD

  • The New Estonian Golden Age

    How Estonia Will Rise To Be One Of Europe's Five Richest Nations

    by Alexander Grover

    The New Estonian Golden Age introduces an alternative view on age-old and controversial topics that are holding up Estonian aspirations of prosperity. Estonia, known as "The Baltic Tiger", is one of New Europe's most impressive economic turn-around stories since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. They implemented innovative ideas such as flat tax, online voting and e-government. ... Read more

    $9.20 AUD

  • Latvia

    A Short History

    by Mara Kalnins

    The history of the Latvian people begins some four and a half millennia ago with the arrival of the proto-Baltic Indo-Europeans to northern Europe. One branch of these migrants coalesced into a community which evolved a distinctive and remarkably robust culture and language, and which eventually developed into a loose federation of tribal kingdoms that stretched from the shores of the Baltic sea ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • Croatia and Slovenia at the End and After the Second World War (1944-1945)

    Mass Crimes and Human Rights Violations Committed by the Communist Regime

    by Blanka Matkovich and 1 more

    This book focuses on the events that took place in late 1944 and 1945 in Croatia and Slovenia when the intensity of violence was strongest. At that time, the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ), assisted by the People’s Liberation Army of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav Army, the Department for the Protection of the People (OZNA) and the Corps of People’s Defence of Yugoslavia (KNOJ) conducted organized ... Read more

    $38.71 AUD

  • Alpine Warriors

    by Bernadette McDonald

    Winner, Mountaineering History, 2015 Banff Mountain Book CompetitionFrom internationally renowned mountain historian Bernadette McDonald comes a highly readable, intense and exciting look at the explosion of Slovenian alpinism in the context of that country’s turbulent political history.After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. During the next ... Read more

    $18.47 AUD

  • Brave Emilia: The Story of Countess Emilia Plater

    by Hazel Plater

    The story of Emilia Plater (Emilija Pliateryté), a feminist and revolutionary icon. Retold by Hazel Plater, illustrated by Becky Johnson. ... Read more


  • The God-Kings of England: The Viking and Norman Dynasties and Their Conquest of England (983 -1066)

    by Hugh Montgomery

    How did the Davidic line/Ulvungars/Normans conquered England? This is the Saga of the great Ulvungar Dynasty and their plan to counter the hegemony of Roman Christianity, by counter attacking, first with Viking raids and later by conquest and settlement. Shows the web of marriages, alliances and the planning that went into the final push that culminated at the Battle of Hastings. with detailed ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • Failed Intervention: The United States in the Balkans - Origins of War, Disintegration, U.S. Strategic Lessons, Legacy of Yugoslavia

    by Progressive Management

    The violence of Yugoslavia is soaked in historical injustice and nationalist tradition. Its historical mold is not unique; but the world's reaction is. The ongoing failure of Yugoslavia and its fractious cascade of regime changes are a product of flawed intervention. United States intervention failed because it opted for termination determined by strategic ways rather than resolution to meet ... Read more

    $1.34 AUD

  • Germany's Conquest of the Balkans

    Germany's first conquest

    by Gerald Flurry and 1 more

    What has happened in former Yugoslavia over the past several years reaches far beyond the boundaries of that region. It is so shocking that the nations of this world would be paralyzed with fear if they truly understood! Shamefully, America is its chief architect.In this booklet:• The First Military Victim of World War III• How German Fascism Conquered Kosovo• German-led EU Conquers Former ... Read more


  • The History of the Baltic States, 2nd Edition

    by Kevin C. O'Connor Ph.D.

    series The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
    The Baltic States—Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—were granted independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, the three countries have struggled with sluggish economies, tensions with Russia, and government corruption. This extensively updated second edition of a well-regarded reference illuminates the events of the last decade, including the acceptance of all three nations into the ... Read more

    $88.54 AUD

  • Thirteen Years at the Russian Court

    A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Czar Nicholas II. and his Family

    by Pierre Gilliard and 1 more

    Nicholas II (1868-1918) was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from November 1, 1894 until his forced abdication on March 15, 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic ... Read more

    $6.13 AUD