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  • The Book Of Roads And Kingdoms

    A lost imperial city, full of wonder and marvels. An empire that was the largest the world had ever seen, established with astonishing speed. A people obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure.When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan - a tenth-century Arab diplomat who travelled all the way from Baghdad to the cold riverlands of modern-day Russia - he was struck by how modern ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • Upheaval

    How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

    by Jared Diamond ...
    'A riveting and illuminating tour of how nations deal with crises - which might hopefully help humanity as a whole deal with our present global crisis' YUVAL NOAH HARARI, author of SAPIENS** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Author of thelandmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond has transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, at ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

    From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.In 1889, thousands of hopeful people raced southward from the Kansas state line and westward from the Arkansas boundary to stake claims on the thousands of acres of unclaimed pastures and meadows. Across the twentieth century, water ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Histories

    by Herodotus ...
    Translated by Tom Holland ...
    Tom Holland's 'stirring new translation' (Telegraph) of Herodotus' Histories, one of the great books in Western history - now in paperbackThe Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Joined here are the sheer drama of Herodotus' narrative of the Persian ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The First Kingdom

    Britain in the age of Arthur

    by Max Adams ...
    The bestselling author of The King in the North turns his attention to the obscure era of British history known as 'the age of Arthur'.'Not just a valuable book, but a distinctive one as well' Tom Holland, Sunday Times'An accessible and illuminating book' Gerard de Groot, The Times'A fascinating picture of Britain's new-found independence' This EnglandSome... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Sapiens


    'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack ObamaWhat makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?One of the world's preeminent historians and thinkers, Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Powers and Thrones

    A New History of the Middle Ages

    by Dan Jones ...
    The instant Sunday Times bestsellerA Times, New Statesman and Spectator Book of the Year'Simply the best popular history of the Middle Ages there is' Sunday Times'A great achievement, pulling together many strands with aplomb' Peter Frankopan, Spectator, Books of the Year'It's so delightful to encounter a skilled historian of such enormous energy w... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Mudlarking

    Lost and Found on the River Thames

    by Lara Maiklem ...
    _______________WINNER OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR NON-FICTIONTHE TOP 2 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKAN OBSERVERBOOK OF THE YEAR_______________Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a ... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Pharmacist of Auschwitz

    The Untold Story

    "Shocking. Revelatory. Compelling. A truly authentic and riveting read. A milestone in WWII and Holocaust history."-- Damien Lewis, author: The Nazi HuntersA harrowing, beautifully written and extremely well-researched account of a little-known aspect of the Holocaust. Patricia Posner's fine prose style grips from page one, and the horror will stay with you long after you finish the book." -- ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Atlantis in the Caribbean

    And the Comet That Changed the World

    An in-depth investigation of the mounting evidence that Atlantis was located in the Bahamas and Caribbean, near Cuba in particular• Explains how Atlantis was destroyed by a comet, the same comet that formed the mysterious Carolina Bays• Reveals evidence of complex urban ruins off the coasts of Cuba and the Bahamas• Shows how pre-Columbian mariners visited the Caribbean and brought back stories of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEARFINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2022'Pacey and potentially revolutionary' Sunday Times'Iconoclastic and irreverent ... an exhilarating read' The GuardianFor generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - eithe... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • America: The Last Best Hope (One-Volume Edition)

    A single-volume edition of William J. Bennett's bestselling series, thoroughly revised and updated."The role of history is to inform, inspire, and sometimes provoke us, which is why Bill Bennett's wonderfully readable book is so important." --Walter IsaacsonA decade ago, William J. Bennett published a magisterial three-volume account of our nation's history. Now, Bennett returns to that ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

    **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?The world-renowned historian and intellectual ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers

    The history you weren't taught in school

    Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers unveils the history you were never taught at school. With a breath-taking sweep spanning Rome to the modern day, popular historian and author Dominic Selwood challenges the traditional version of some of the best-known events of the past. From ancient Christianity to the voyages of Columbus, and from the medieval Crusades to ISIS and the modern Middle East, this book ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Jerusalem

    The Biography

    The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it.Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Collapse

    How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive

    by Jared Diamond ...
    From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations.Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future.What happened to the people who made ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Saxons vs. Vikings

    Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages

    by Ed West ...
    A witty and concise look at the beginnings of English history, when the nation consolidated after clashes between the Saxons and invading Vikings.In 871, three of England's four kingdoms were overrun by Vikings, the ruthless, all-conquering Scandinavian raiders who terrorized early medieval Europe. With the Norsemen murdering one king with arrows and torturing another to death by ripping out his ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Normans

    From Raiders to Kings

    There is much more to the Norman story than the Battle of Hastings. These descendants of the Vikings who settled in France, England, and Italy - but were not strictly French, English, or Italian - played a large role in creating the modern world. They were the success story of the Middle Ages; a footloose band of individual adventurers who transformed the face of medieval Europe. During the course ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Magicians of the Gods

    Evidence for an Ancient Apocalypse

    TV presenter Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with a book filled with completely new, scientific and archaeological evidence, which has only recently come to light...The evidence ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Pontifex Maximus

    A Short History of the Popes

    “Lascelles has achieved the seemingly impossible: a concise and highly readable history of Catholic Popes that manages to be extremely entertaining and informative at the same time.”Gerald Posner, author of God’s Bankers"A brilliant book on a number of different levels. Lascelles has an engaging prose style and an amazing eye for detail and apposite anecdote. Surely only purblind Catholic zelanti ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 1215 and All That

    Magna Carta and King John

    by Ed West ...
    1215 is one of the most famous dates in English history, and with good reason, since it marks the signing of the Magna Carta by King John and the English barons, which altered the entire course of English and world history.John Lackland was born to King Henry II and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitane in December, 1166; he was the youngest of five sons. However, he unexpectedly became the favored heir to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Stories Behind London's Streets

    The streets of London flourish like possibly no other city on earth, with stories from its rich history, stories of death - fire - disease, of riots, and grisly murders, but also of tales of happiness, determination and success. Behind every story and every street however, are the people who lived, worked, played, and even murdered there.Everyone thinks they know of the legend of Dick Turpin, the ... Read more

    $7.97 AUD

  • The Complete Livy: The History of Rome

    Ab Urbe Condita Libri

    by Titus Livius ...
    series Texts From Ancient Rome
    "The History of Rome", or "Ab Urbe Condita Libri" is a monumental history of Ancient Rome written in Latin around 27 BC by the historian Titus Livius, known in English as Livy.This complete anthology of Livy contains all 35 volumes of Livy's work in one ebook, offering great value to readers, instead of splitting them into several different volumes to be sold separately."The History of Rome" ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • The Complete Homer: The Iliad and The Odyssey

    The Iliad and The Odyssey

    by Homer ...
    series Texts From Ancient Greece
    This Bybliotech Anthology contains Homer's two great masterpieces, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Homer's classic works have stood the test of centuries, and have become an integral part of Western history and literature, alongside the canon of similar great names from ancient history such as Virgil and Horace. The Iliad tells the tale of the ten year siege of Troy, and in particular the events ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD